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Photo becomes symbol of Chabad in Rome

The photo of Toive Weitman donning Tefillin on a Roman jew in front of the Colloseum while in Rome as part of the Merkos Shlichus mission with Chabad Piazza Bologna, Rome in the summer of 2012 has made the rounds of the world on facebook where it was first publicized as the winning photo of a photography contest of the Italian Institute of Culture in Israel.

Since then the photo has become a symbol of Chabad’s activities in Rome. It was featured in the Diyokan magazine of Makor Rishon during Tishrei 5774 and most recently on the front cover of the Ziknei Tzion magazine for Jerusalemite students.

Read the article in Ziknei Tzion.