Putin gives Netanyahu extremely rare, medieval Bible

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the first Bible ever printed with the commentary of medieval French Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki, known by the acronym “Rashi,” during their meeting Wednesday in Sochi. Rashi was one of the most influential Jewish sages in history.

The Israeli leader expressed gratitude and said he plans to donate it to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.


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