Rivlin: Late Rabbi Levinger believed that to re-build Hebron, was to re-build Jerusalem

Death stilled the fiery activism of Moshe Levinger, 80, who was laid to rest on Sunday in Hebron, in the ancient patriarchal city that he lived in and so loved.

It was there in April 1968, that the tall bearded rabbi with thick glasses and a black skullcap, first entered the limelight of the Israeli public as he fought the army and the government to rebuild the city’s destroyed Jewish community. And it was there, after expanding his battle to to fight for settlements through the West Bank and against the evacuations of Sinai and Gaza, that mourners walked with his body, as it made its way for the last time through the city streets. “You believed with all your heart that by rebuilding Hebron, you would also re-build Jerusalem,” President Reuven Rivlin said as he eulogized Levinger.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-Late-Rabbi-Levinger-believed-that-to-re-build-Hebron-was-to-re-build-Jerusalem-403356

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