President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin yesterday Wednesday 24 April / 19 Nissan, spoke with the spiritual leader of the Druze community, Sheikh Muwaffak Tarif and wished him and the Druze community well on the occasion of the Nebi Shu’eib holiday.
According to Druze tradition, Nebi Shu’eib is Jethro, the son in law of Moses, and his tomb is close to the Horns of Hittin in the Gallilee. Members of the Druze community make a pilgrimage to the tomb during the four-day holiday.
sent the sheikh his warmest wishes to the community, noting that the links between us are a ‘living covenant’ built over many years, and that we join in the community’s celebration as we are celebrating Pesach at the same time this year. “The links between us, long-standing and ever-improving, are a bond of life. A true alliance, between equals. Happy holiday to you and to the dear members of the community,” said the president to the sheikh.
The sheikh thanked the president for his good wishes and sent his wishes for the speedy recovery of Nechama, adding “We will pray for her during our holiday wherever we gather.”