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Trade delegation delights in Western Wall visit

Posted by Metro Desk  March 9, 2011 07:25 AM

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HAIFA, Israel – Governor Deval Patrick’s trade mission to Israel was moving from
Tel Aviv to Haifa and then Jerusalem today, and many delegates from Massachusetts contemplated what notes they wanted to bring when the group traveled to the Western Wall.

It's one of the holiest sites in the world.

Helene Solomon, CEO of Solomon McCown & Company, a public relations firm in Boston, said she planned to bring a special blessing from the man who works at the garage where she parks her car in Boston.

He is an Ethiopian immigrant, a member of one of the world’s most interesting and historic Jewish communities. He was thrilled that Solomon was traveling to Israel, home of many Ethiopian Jews, with the governor, she said.

His own father had been an Orthodox Jew, he told Solomon, and passed away three months ago.

The note is a message for him, Solomon said.

Noah Bierman can be reached at nbierman@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahbierman.

Originally published on the blog MetroDesk.

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