Monday’s dedication of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem began with an invocation by Rabbi Zalman Wolowik of Five Towns Chabad, a longtime Torah-study partner of U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, a resident of Woodsburgh.
Emphasizing Jerusalem’s place as the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Rabbi Wolowik noted that “truth is not determined by popular opinion—it is eternal not ephemeral, unchanging not relative. Truth stands the test of time. While empires, ideologies and philosophies rise and fall, the Jewish people’s attachment to this holy city has never waned or faltered—it is truth.”
Peace, Rabbi Wolowik said, is a quintessentially Jewish idea and aspiration.