A staunch pioneer in Hebron dies


December 24, 2021

Rabbi Eliezer Waldman

Israel lost a fearless warrior last Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, when Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, founder and president of the Hesder Yeshivat Nir Kiryat Arba and one of the pioneers of the renewed Jewish community of Hebron, passed away at the end of Shabbat after a brief illness.

Thousands attended the 84-year-old's funeral in the ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron.

Rabbi Waldman was born in Petah Tikva in 1937 to Rabbi Yoel and Dina Waldman. In 1940, his family moved to the United States, where, as a teenager, he studied with the Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin in Flatbush, Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner, and...

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