May 25, 2011

Roo-Roose-Rooseve-Roosevelt

While PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been in Washington for a few days now, he took the time to go for a long walk with his wife, Sara Netanyahu, around the landmarks and sites of Washington D.C.

While on the walk, Netanyahu showed his great proficiency with American history and culture, explaining the significance of different sites, repeating completely from memory the full text of the Declaration of Independence, quoting statements from different leaders when passing their memorials, etc.

One incident of interest was what happened when passing the memorial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

As JewishMom told the story... Prime Minister Netanyahu said to the reporters, quoting from FDR himself 
The only thing we need to be afraid of is fear.The only thing we need to fear is fear itself."
Netanyahu then added, Did you ever hear of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov? Do you know what he said?
He said, ‘All of the world is a very narrow bridge, and the main thing is to have no fear at all.
You see! Roosevelt was apparently a Chassid of the Rebbe!”


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