PM Naftali Bennett at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, January 21, 2013. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

“We have been waiting for this for thousands of years,” says prominent Israeli rabbi.

For the first time since the establishment of the Jewish state 73 years ago, the prime minister keeps the Sabbath, wears a kippah, and puts on tefillin (phylacteries) while praying each day, Rabbi David Stav, head of the Tzohar rabbinical movement, tells Arutz-7.

Our dreams of thousands of years have been fulfilled, he says, notwithstanding politics.

“Every observant Jew all over the world should feel pride.”