Joe Lieberman, a former U.S. senator and a well-known lawyer and politician, visited the Beth-El synagogue in Casablanca, where he was welcomed by Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto and some members of the Jewish community residing in the economic capital, among them Serge Berdugo, President of the Council of Jewish Communities of Morocco and President of the Jewish community of Casablanca.
Lieberman spoke with Rabbi Pinto on a number of issues. He expressed his joy at meeting with the Moroccan Rabbi, as well as at learning about the existence of Jewish religious schools in Morocco, designed to teach new generations the values of love, respect, wisdom and the principles of religion. In his speech, he said he was honored to be present at this “Yechiva”.
For his part, Yoshiyahu Pinto assured the famous American politician that the credit for the existence of this school goes to His Majesty King Mohamed VI, who respects the Jewish religion and its followers among Moroccan citizens.
Joe Lieberman was a member of the American Democratic Party, but separated from it in 2006 and entered the Senate as an independent member. He is of the Jewish faith. Born in Connecticut in 1942, he entered the Senate as a Member of Parliament from 1989 to 2013. He is the first Jewish politician to run for the Vice President of the United States of America. That was in the 2000 presidential election. U.S. President Donald Trump had previously appointed him as head of the FBI, but he declined the offer and withdrew his candidacy, despite the fact that he was favored for the position.