The religious-Zionist movement was in mourning this weekend after news emerged that Rabbi Moshe Levinger, one of the founding fathers of the Jewish settlement drive in Hebron, died Saturday at the age of 80.
Levinger’s death follows a years-long struggle with illness. His funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Hebron.
“The Jewish settlement in Hebron expresses great sadness over the passing of the father of the settlement, Rabbi Moshe Levinger,” read an official statement released by the Hebron council. “Rabbi Levinger was the flag-bearer of renewed Jewish settlement in the city, and for many years he was a revered symbol and figure in Hebron as well as throughout the Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria.”