Dalai Lama visits Washington sukkah

The Dalai Lama met with Jews and others when he visited a sukkah at Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, Ynetnews.com reported.

The Buddhist spiritual leader made the visit after Sukkot holiday prayers and told the crowd that it was his first time inside a sukkah, and that he admires Jews very much for their perseverance through years of oppression.

He said he has “a lot to learn from the Jews” and sees them as an example for his own Tibetan people, who have been in exile for 50 years. — jta