Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Passing of Nechama Rivlin
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With the passing on June 4 of Nechama Rivlin, beloved wife of Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin, the Jewish people have lost a true daughter of Israel and a wonderful role model.
She was born in the Land of Israel in 1945, prior to the re-establishment of the Jewish State. After finishing high school, she went on to study the natural sciences at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology.
She also had a deep interest in art, art history, cinema, theatre, music and literature, and often sent messages of encouragement to writers, actors, film makers and singers.
She was especially admired for helping children with special needs.
We extend our deepest sympathies and wish long life to President Rivlin on the loss of Nechama, and to their children Rivka, Anat and Ran, their grandchildren, Nechama’s sister Vered, and to the Israeli people.
May her memory be a blessing.