Visitors pay respects to Nechama Rivlin as coffin arrives at Jerusalem Theater

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
June 5, 2019 15:20
The coffin of first lady Nechama Rivlin lies at the Jerusalem Theater, June 5, 2019.

The coffin of first lady Nechama Rivlin lies at the Jerusalem Theater, June 5, 2019.. (photo credit: ARIK BENDER/MAARIV)

The coffin of Israel's late First Lady, Nechama Rivlin arrived at The Jerusalem Theater on Wednesday afternoon, giving citizens a chance to pay their respects prior to the funeral at 6 p.m.

Her coffin will lie in state at the theater until 5 p.m. From there it will be taken to Mount Herzl, which will be her final resting place.Visitors started arriving at the theater from 2 p.m. hoping to take a few minutes to grieve her loss and thank her for her service.

Rivlin died on Tuesday following complications from a lung transplant. She was just one day shy of her 74th birthday.




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