web analytics
July 29, 2015 / 13 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Dr. Mehmet oz and Rabbi Shmuley Coming to Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and This World: The Jewish Values Network is hosting Dr. Mehmet Oz and his family on their first visit to Israel from July 28th – August 4th. The trip was initiated by Rabbi Shmuley who recently awarded America’s most famous medical practitioner and his wife as Champions of Jewish Values, together with Elie Wiesel and Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson at the annual This World: The Jewish Values Network gala dinner in New York. With the generous support of the Adelson’s, Rabbi Shmuley invited Dr. Oz and family on a voyage of Jewish values through the Holy Land. The two American media personalities had originally met as colleagues during their time together as radio hosts on Oprah and Friends.

Among the highlights of the trip will be visits to the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, the Dead Sea, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Tiberias, Safed and Masada. Dr. Oz has also been invited to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In addition, Dr. Oz will make a personal pilgrimage to the tomb of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish doctor who served as personal physical to Sultan Saladin and serves as a symbol of Jewish and Islamic coexistence.

Dr. Oz and Rabbi Shmuley will also join forces for two public appearances. A panel discussion on the values needed for a Middle East renaissance will be held at the Jerusalem Press Club and Mishkenot Sha’ananim, moderated by Steve Linde, editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post. An additional panel discussion on the civic duty of physicians and clerics, as the ballast of society, to speak publicly on leadership matters will also take place at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

“I am delighted to travel to Israel, especially being accompanied by my wife Lisa and our four children and son-in-law. Being of Turkish extraction, I have always appreciated the deep ties and friendship between the Turkish people and the Israeli people. Being an American I appreciate Israel’s friendship with the American people and my own close friendship with the American Jewish community. I am grateful to my dear friend Rabbi Shmuley for organizing this trip and equally grateful to Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for their unparalleled generosity in making the trip possible,” Dr. Oz said.

Rabbi Shmuley added, “For a long time I’ve wanted to bring Mehmet and Lisa to Israel given their amazing friendship with our community and the global impact Mehmet makes through every medium to preserve and protect human life. So when we recently honored them, together with Elie Wiesel and Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, as Champions of Jewish values, the Adelsons, as the world’s foremost supporters of Israel and Jewish causes, were kind enough to make the trip possible. I think Mehmet and Lisa are going to have the greatest time and I’m so happy that our families will be traveling together.”

This World: The Values Network is grateful to the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, and its director, Rabbi Shmuley’s close friend Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner, for co-sponsoring and facilitating the trip. The Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies is a thriving Jewish educational institution and is one of Birthright’s largest trip providers. Mayanot is dedicated to strengthening the Jewish people through inspirational Jewish education and to encouraging its students to become leaders in their communities.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of the world’s most respected doctors and professor of Surgery at NY Presbyterian/Columbia University, hosts The Dr. Oz Show that airs in 118 countries, including Israel on the Good Health channel. In June 2013, his show won its third consecutive “Best Show” Emmy.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the international best-selling author of 29 books has been labeled “the most famous rabbi in America” by The Washington Post and Newsweek and one of the fifty most influential Jews in the world by The Jerusalem Post. He is founder of This World: The Values Network and winner of the London Times Preacher of the Year competition and the American Jewish Press Association’s Highest Award for Excellence in Commentary.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Dr. Mehmet oz and Rabbi Shmuley Coming to Israel”

  1. Danuta Glendenning says:

    I don't know if Dr. Oz is a Muslim or not, but he is certainly one of the nicest wholesome people on television.

  2. Danuta Glendenning says:

    I don't know if Dr. Oz is a Muslim or not, but he is certainly one of the nicest wholesome people on television.

  3. Ch Hoffman says:

    shmuley – love guru and Adelson butt-boy – brings a level of ignorance to everything he touches.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
President Obama overlaid against photo of Jonathan Pollard.
Jonathan Pollard To Be Freed in November
Latest News Stories
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu called Pollard’s wife over news of his impending release from prison.

Israeli security forces surrouund the two "Draynoff" buildings in which Beit El residents had barricaded themselves to resist evacuation.

A tent city is raised in solidarity with Beit El residents, where two half-finished apartment buildings are threatened with demolition.

Bernie Sanders with supporters

“Sure, a lot of people like Bernie Sanders, but can he win?”

President Obama overlaid against photo of Jonathan Pollard.

Former Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard will be freed in November after spending 30 years in a U.S. prison.

Arab children are taught to be “martyrs” at the Al Aqsa Mosque summer camp in Jerusalem.

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick praises Israel’s government but says “more” needs to be done about disparity at the site.

The scenes from last night and today in Beit El are eerily reminiscent of the scenes from Gush Katif 10 years ago, the above photo in particular.

Military officials called this a most serious incident, but stressed that the soldiers fled the outpost while the battalion and their fellow fighters were not on operational duty.

Gaddafi wasn’t in the court, as he is currently being held captive by one of the former rebel groups in Zintan.

Britain issues alert for its citizens against travel to Turkey due to “high” threat of terror attacks by ISIS.

The marijuana valued at $50 million, and seized in an operation over the past few months.

Nuttall told an undercover policeman that his wife believed she should send Jewish children to paradise, since “grown-up Jews” go to “eternal hell.”

Local Israel Police have arrested seven Jerusalem Arabs in connection with recent attacks on Jews.

Half of all Israeli Arab MKs ascended the Temple Mount to protest “police brutality,” expelling Jews along the way.

The Temple Mount movement strongly condemns Tuesday’s visit by Israeli Arab MKs to the ancient site.

The police acted out of “zero tolerance.” Arabs screaming “slaughter Jews” were not arrested.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Gaddafi wasn’t in the court, as he is currently being held captive by one of the former rebel groups in Zintan.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck south central Alaska Monday, 93 miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 77 miles. Alaskans felt the tremors, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the tremor was on Yunaska Island, the largest island in the chain of volcanic Aleutian Islands that stretch across the northern Pacific from […]

…in the process of violently resisting arrest, the soldier knocked the terrorist unconscious.

Two Israeli policemen that were injured by Islamic terrorists on the Temple Mount on Sunday.

This is what happens to a Jew if he dares pray “Shema Yisrael”, one of the Jewish People’s oldest and most central prayers, if he is on the Temple Mount…

The following is a live feed / compilation of video feeds from Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount today, on Tisha b’Av. In the video you can see how the Jews get “greeted” by the Arabs on the Temple Mount, and the treatment they also get by the police, who are not happy that Jews […]

Arabs disrupted Jewish prayers in Hebron on the night of Tisha B’Av

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/dr-mehmet-oz-and-rabbi-shmuley-coming-to-israel/2013/07/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: