Rabbi Pinto in Paris
Rabbi Pinto in ParisDavid Cohen

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto is currently on a unique mission to the Jewish communities in the French capital, which includes meetings with senior members of the French parliament, prominent French rabbis, and other public figures. Rabbi Pinto also received members of the public who came for advice and blessings and delivered dozens of Torah lessons.

On Thursday morning, Rabbi Pinto was given an honorable reception at the French parliament, where he met with the vice president of parliament, Roger Karoutchi. The pair spoke for over two hours about Jewish relations in France and Rabbi Pinto’s international activities for world Jewry.

Karoutchi, considered one of France’s most senior and long-established politicians, heads a lobby that engages in French-Moroccan relations. His activities involve many topical matters relevant to Jews in Israel, Morocco, and France.

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In a conversation with Rabbi Pinto, Karoutchi reviewed the actions of the parliament vis-à-vis the security of the Jews in France and its long-time activities to eliminate anti-Semitism in France.

Earlier in his visit, Rabbi Pinto visited the communities of Shuva Israel and emphasized the importance of spiritual development for the community's members, numbering hundreds of families. Rabbi Pinto delivered several Torah lessons and encouraged all those who work to increase the light of Torah and chessed.

Paris is the latest of the stops along Rabbi Pinto’s global trip to the Shuva Israel communities. Last week, he delivered dozens of Torah classes in New York, Miami, Antwerp, Paris, and Morocco. He is expected to continue to other countries.