There's little relaxing as prime minister of Israel, but Benjamin Netanyahu told Larry King he values the Sabbath and takes time every Saturday to read the Bible with his son Avner, who finished third in the recent international Jewish Bible quizzing contest.
King asked Netanyahu on the CNN host's Wednesday program, "You live in the center of a hostile world. Are you ever able to really relax?"
Netanyahu immediately referred to the Sabbath.
"It's a very good idea that this institution was brought into the world," he said, noting he takes an hour and a half each Saturday to read with his 15-year-old son.
"I relax then. I draw a lot of spiritual strength," the prime minister told King. "You know, I used to teach him. He is now 15. But in the last couple of years, he teaches me. So, yes, I draw enormous reservoirs of strength and I think that is needed for all leaders, but especially for the leaders of Israel."
In February, Avner Netanyahu, scoring 98 out of 100, defeated 50 other high schoolers to represent Jerusalem in the International Bible Contest in April, held at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, the Assist News Service reported.