At the funeral on Monday of American-Jewish philanthropist Dr. Irving Moskowitz, Beit Orot Executive Director Shlomo Zwickler, who was one of the main organizers of the funeral, read a letter written by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu described Moskowitz as “a proud Jew and an ardent Zionist” who was “deeply committed to strengthening the State of Israel and especially to developing our eternal capital Jerusalem.”
“His great love for and contribution to our Holy City can be seen in many of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods and landscapes. Irving will be remembered in Israel with the deepest appreciation and gratitude,” wrote Netanyahu.
The Moskowitz Foundation, founded by Moskowitz and his wife Cherna, “has translated the most noble Jewish values of mutual responsibility, solidarity and compassion into concrete action on behalf of needy people worldwide,” wrote Netanyahu.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that Cherna “will remain active in advancing the Moskowitz vision of a strong and secure Israel.”
“With Irving’s passing the people of Israel have lost a dear friend. Sara joins me in extending our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. May Irving’s memory be forever blessed and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion,” concluded Netanyahu.