A year and a half after moving to New York when her husband Assaf Zamir was elected Israel's consul general, Maya Wertheimer will soon return to Israel with Zamir and their daughter Asia after the latter resigned from his position following the legal reform.
In a Q&A session with her 535,<> Instagram followers on Wednesday, Wertheimer admitted that she is excited about returning to her beloved country to her family and friends, as well as fearful and anxious about the unknown.
Maya's Shabbat candles. Firmly believed, photo: from Maya Wertheimer's Instagram page
She went on to add that she is a person of faith and trusts that everything happens for a reason, and when asked by another follower if she believes in God, Wertheimer replied without hesitation that she "believes in complete faith," attaching a picture of lit Shabbat candles.
This isn't Wertheimer's first time sharing her special connection to religion, although many followers often wonder how her secular lifestyle fits in with her faith.
In the past, she shared that she makes sure to start the morning with the Muda Ani prayer and the dawn blessing, and in another Q&A session in which she was asked about the apparent contradiction between her secularism and her declarations of closeness to tradition, she said that religion and faith in her eyes are an individual piece. "I just believe in God and I love our religion, the beautiful things it brings and the logic behind it," she said.
She went on to share that her first boyfriend came from a traditional home, and that's how she was first exposed to religion, when she also chose to adopt certain values on the one hand but also give up others that didn't suit her.
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