Beinish: Supervisors tried to help Judge Benatar

By JPOST.COM STAFF, RON FRIEDMAN
February 9, 2011 13:50

Supreme Court President Judge Dorit Beinisch on Wednesday reacted to the suicide of Jerusalem Magistrate's court Judge Maurice Benatar and rejected the claim that his supervisors treated him in an incorrect manner.

In a letter to judges, Banish wrote that Ben Atar's managers tried to help him deal with the work overload and the stress he suffered from.

"We have lost a dear judge and individual, a devoted, fair and well-mannered," Banish wrote. "We are shocked at his death."

Benatar was found dead in his home in Modi’in on Tuesday evening, apparently a suicide. He was found by his wife with a plastic bag over his head and a suicide note resting next to him.


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