June 21, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 106 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
WELCOMING RABBI HERSHEL LUTCH; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 106
(House of Representatives - June 21, 2017)
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[Page H5002] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] WELCOMING RABBI HERSHEL LUTCH The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. Emmer) is recognized for 1 minute. There was no objection. Mr. EMMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize my friend, Rabbi Hershel Lutch, and to thank him for reading the opening prayer here on the House floor today. Rabbi Lutch has devoted his life to working for the Jewish community in the United States and around the globe. I met Rabbi Lutch on a trip to Israel that he and his organization, Aish HaTorah, helped to coordinate. That special trip showed me firsthand how our ally in Israel fights to survive and thrive every day. In addition to his work for Aish HaTorah, Rabbi Lutch is the CEO of the MEOR Foundation, an organization that strives to inspire Jewish students on college campuses to learn more about their history and heritage. In his personal life, Rabbi Lutch is a husband and a father and a son. He is an asset to his community and our country, and I am pleased we could hear from him on the floor today. Thank you, Rabbi, for blessing us here today and for your continued dedication to the Jewish people and to people of all faiths. It is an honor to know you. ____________________