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Dr. Oz and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to visit Israel

 

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, together with This World: The Jewish Values Network, will host Dr. Mehmet Oz, with wife, Lisa, on their first visit to Israel from July 28 through Aug. 4, where Oz is slated to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  

The trip was initiated by Shmuley, who presented a Champions of Jewish Values award to Oz and his wife, together with Elie Wiesel and Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, at the annual This World gala dinner held recently in New York. 

Through the generous support of the Adelsons, Shmuley invited the Oz family on a voyage of Jewish values through the Holy Land.  The two media personalities originally met as colleagues during their time together as radio hosts on Oprah and Friends. While in Israel, Oz plans to visit the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, the Dead Sea, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Tiberias, Safed and Masada. Also on the agenda is a personal pilgrimage to the Tomb of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish doctor who served as a personal physician to Sultan Saladin and serves as a symbol of Jewish and Islamic coexistence.

 

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