Rivlin pays condolence call to family of terror victim

President Reuven Rivlin paid a condolence visit this evening to the family of Rabbi Reuben Birmajer, who was killed in a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate, his office says.

“The personal pain and sorrow are great, and I pray — together with you — that happier times will soon return,” Rivlin told the family.

The family moved to Israel from Argentina, and Birmajer’s wife, Naomi, told the president that they remained convinced of their decision to immigrate.

“People ask me if I want to go back to Argentina and I say ‘no’, my husband Reuben would not want that. The spirit that is here in Israel exists nowhere else. This is our home, despite the difficulties,” she said.

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