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New Israeli Chief of Staff Accepted Honor at Miami Area Synagogue

February 14, 2011 9:30 AM
Israeli Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, whose appointment as his country’s military chief of staff was unanimously approved Sunday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet, once opened the Ark housing the Shul of Bal Harbour’s Torah scrolls.
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Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, left, spiritual leader of the Shul of Bal Harbour, Fla., welcomes then-Israeli Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and his deputy, Gen. Benny Gantz, to the Miami Beach-area synagogue in the summer of 2008.
Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, left, spiritual leader of the Shul of Bal Harbour, Fla., welcomes then-Israeli Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and his deputy, Gen. Benny Gantz, to the Miami Beach-area synagogue in the summer of 2008.

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