NBA Star Omri Casspi posts Instagram photo wearing Tefillin

12 Jul 2016


Omri Caspi's Instagram post
Omri Caspi’s Instagram post

NBA star Omri Casspi posted the most amazing shot of himself in prayer on Instagram.

“In the past few days I had the privilege of meeting Rabbi Yakov Ades, a righteous and pure man,” he wrote. “We spoke of the merits of Tefillin, Shabbat, Kashrut, modesty, Jewish values and ethics and more. I learned so much from this man, who prays for the whole Jewish people and never has a bad word to say.

“When I asked the Rabbi how he manages to stay humble despite his vast knowledge of Torah, he said that he reminds himself how great his teachers were, and told me how much more there is to learn.

“I thank God everyday for what I have and don’t have, and certainly for the privilege of meeting such remarkable people.”


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