What is a Mezuzah Doing on an African Hospital?
This one is definitely part of our 'Mezuzahs in Unusual Places" series.
The new state-of-the-art La Paz Medical Center has just been inaugurated in Equatorial Guinea by placing a Mezuzah on the front door. You may be wondering what a hospital in the poverty ridden former Spanish colony is doing with a Mezuzah on the front door.
The hospital in the port city of Bata has been opened with a lot of help from and Israeli businesswoman named Yardena Ovadia. She has close ties to President Teodoro Obiang. In addition the hospital has many Israeli staff members.
Because of this Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila of Chabad of Central Africa was invited to affix a Mezuzah to the front door of the medical center.
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