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Rush rocker Geddy Lee's Jewish mom, a Holocaust survivor, was his biggest fan


August 13, 2021

Our deepest condolences go out to Rush lead singer and legendary bassist Geddy Lee, whose Jewish mom, Mary Weinrib, passed away on July 2, 2021. Weinrib, who was set to turn 96 on July 16, was not only a massive supporter of her son’s music career but she was also a Holocaust survivor. 

In a moving tribute on Instagram, Lee shared a brief synopsis of his mother’s incredible life — including how she survived Auschwitz and loved to cook for family on the Jewish holidays — as well as a snapshot of the pair outside together. 

According to her obituary, Weinrib was born Manya (Malka) R...

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