Achinoam Nini pays respects to Fuld family

Achinoam Nini, a popular singer and left-wing activist, paid a visit on Monday to the shiva house of Ari Fuld, who was murdered in a terrorist attack this week.

Writing on Facebook on Sunday, Nini said that she knew Fuld‘s father, Rabbi Yonah Fuld, who was the principal of the SAR Academy in Manhattan when she attended.

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"Rabbi Fuld, an Orthodox rabbi who was nevertheless very open in his views and his heart, is one of the most incredible, intelligent and loving people in this world," Nini wrote. "He would come to by concerts, glowing with pride, and call me every year on my birthday as if I was still 12 years old. He was proud of me despite our differences of opinion, he always said I was applying what he taught me in practice: ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.‘ I owe him a great debt, and I love him and his family from the bottom of my heart. This news broke me to pieces. I can‘t breathe."

Nini didn‘t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Jerusalem Post.

Nini, who is internationally known by her stage name, Noa, has criticized those artists who perform in the West Bank. Last month, she said it wasn‘t right for Berry Sakharof to perform in Hebron: "It‘s not a place to entertain. I‘m in favor of going to settlements in order to talk, but performing is something else, and it‘s wrong."

Indeed, in January Nini took a tour of the Shomron region, and wrote on Facebook that the visit was informative and challenging.

"Here were these sweet, generous, warm hearted people…with a huge, seemingly impassable abyss between us," Nini wrote in January.

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"We came out feeling it would take many more hours of conversation and exchange of ideas to scratch the tip of the formidable iceberg of misunderstanding, misinformation and disagreement, to try and melt it some how and find common ground…but we saw great importance in the meeting, as the conversation , even when at times painful and difficult, was honest, respectful and deep."

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