Sassoli: trees will be planted in Israel in his memory

Jewish community of Rome pays tribute to EU Parliament speaker

13 January, 14:34

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, 13 GEN - Head Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni and President of the Jewish Community of Rome Ruth Dureghello went to Rome's Campidoglio on Thursday to pay tribute to European Parliament Speaker David Sassoli, who died on January 11 and whose body was lying in state at Rome City Hall.

    The leaders of the Jewish community told Sassoli's family that they would plant trees in Israel in his memory.

    A statement from the Jewish Community said that in Jewish tradition, planting trees represents the ideal continuity between the path of life and the ideals that have moved an existence, so that memory is not a simple circumstance, but instead the lifeblood for future generations.

    "The ideals and values of equality, respect and dialogue that distinguished David Sassoli in his life represent a common heritage not to be lost, but rather to be passed down as much as possible and constitute a great moral heritage," the statement said. (ANSAmed).

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