Friday, August 29, 2008

When Keeping Kosher Comes in Handy

Naftali Shpitzer is the husband of Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tzipi Livni.

I caught this snippet in a magazine piece on Tzipi Livni's more personal life and especially her husband:-

Shpitzer's parents were supporters of Mapai - the forerunner of today's Labor Party - and he continued to espouse its views for many years after marrying Livni. His political leanings were not a cause of friction with her parents, who were staunch advocates of Herut, Mapai's arch-rival; indeed, at the time Eitan Livni was a Herut MK. At their first meeting, he asked his future son-in-law just two questions: what his name was and whether he kept kosher. He left politics aside.

Nice way to catch a wife.

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