Miriam Levinger, one of the leaders of the Jewish settlement in Hebron, died


Rebbetzin Miriam Levinger passed away yesterday (Monday). She was pronounced dead after being hospitalized in critical condition on Yom Kippur night at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. She was 83 when she died. Rebbetzin Levinger is the widow of the late Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who died in 2015. Both were innovators of Jewish settlement in Hebron. The Rebbetzin was one of the leading wives of Beit Hadassah.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute to Miriam Levinger: “I would like to send heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Miriam Levinger who passed away. The late Miriam and her late husband Moshe were among the founders of the Jewish community in Hebron. Miriam dedicated her life, out of great devotion, to the settlement of the Land of Israel and to the love of the people of Israel. We will always remember her as a symbol and example of Zionism and pioneering. R.I.P”.

The Minister of Transportation, Miri Regev, wrote on her Twitter account: Israel and the Land of Israel. May your memory be blessed! “

MK Ayelet Shaked wrote: “On the evening of Yom Kippur, Rebbetzin Miriam Levinger passed away. A woman breaks through swimming, in full partnership with her husband, the vision of the Greater Land of Israel and returned to Hebron the city of the patriarchs. Miriam was a strong, determined and brave woman who acted out of a true mission and her love for the land. Its work will be enshrined in the history book of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. “

Malachi Levinger, former head of the Kiryat Arba-Hebron council, paid tribute to his mother: “Mother was a beacon of faith that taught an entire generation what self-cancellation is and what love of country is. They will be written forever in the book History of the Land of Israel and the Jewish People. “

The official announcement of the Jewish community in Hebron reads: “We mourn the passing of Rebbetzin Miriam Levinger, who passed away on the evening of Yom Kippur 5719. She was a symbol and role model of devotion and pioneering. Rebbetzin Levinger’s leadership and power led the settlement in the heart of Hebron, and the historic return of the Jewish people to their first hometown. Her pioneering deeds will be written forever in the book of the history of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. Our condolences to her large family, to the building of the country and later on to her factory, will be comforted. “

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