Roseanne Barr’s Message to Jews and the world from Jerusalem

by Gavriel Dan

Roseanne Barr visited the Old City of Jerusalem flanked by Minister Miri Regev, and prominent Land of Israel activists.

“We are at a time in Israel when we are surrounded by two things. The best leaders on the inside, in the Knesset, and the best of the enemies on the outside,” Roseanne said at the Menachem Begin Center.

Known for her strong support of Israel and a proud Jew, Roseanne has used her massive Twitter following and celebrity status to push her support for Israel and the truth.

Roseanne Barr toured Jerusalem’s Old City in what is today the Muslim Quarter, seeing reestablished site along side the Ateret Cohanim organization as well as praying at the Western Wall.

In her speech at the Begin Center, she pleaded for Jewish unity, exhorting the Jewish people to get along with one another in order to stand up to its external enemies and “cause the world the love” them.

Roseanne quoted Rav Kook, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Pre-State Israel saying, “When the Nation returns to its Land, it will return to its National character. That’s the light, the blinding light, Orot. The promise of Israel. Our national character really rests on loving each other and feeling love.”

Roseanne has expressed interest in fulfilling her dream to move to Israel.

Roseanne grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where her family, although Jewish outwardly appeared Mormon, yet stayed connected to their Jewish roots by attending synagogue and the holidays. Barr has stated, “Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning I was a Jew; Sunday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon we were Mormons.”

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