Rabbi Moshe Levinger, z”l

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Carrying the mitah of the niftar, z”l, at the levayah of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, in Kiryat Arba, Sunday. (Gershon ElinsonFlash90)
Carrying the mitah of the niftar, z”l, at the levayah of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, in Kiryat Arba, Sunday. (Gershon ElinsonFlash90)

Rabbi Moshe Levinger, z”l, one of the founders of the Gush Emunim movement and a founder of the current Jewish community in Chevron, was laid to rest on Sunday.

Former Rabbi of  Kiryat Arba, Rabbi Dov Lior, ybl”c,  spoke at the levayah in Chevron:

“We are gathered here on the day of the liberation of Yerushalayim” began Rabbi Lior, “and a significant part of what we had to do to liberate Yerushalayim is due to Harav Moshe, who drove and worked to liberate [other] parts of our country.”

Rabbi Levinger, who passed away over Shabbos at the age of 80, is survived by his wife Miriam and their 11 children — many of whom have also gone on to play significant roles in the religious-Zionist  community.

His son, Malachi, was elected to head the Kiryat Arba-Chevron Regional Council in 2008, and his daughter Atiah Zar is a children’s author and journalist.

The levayah began at Me’aras Hamachpelah and brought him to rest in Chevron’s ancient cemetery.