14 days: FIRST LADY, Nechama Rivlin

FIRST LADY President Reuven Rivlin kisses the coffin of his wife, Nechama, at the Jerusalem Theater on June 5, before her funeral on Mount Herzl.

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June 13, 2019 13:43
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14 days: FIRST LADY, Nechama Rivlin

resident Reuven Rivlin kisses the coffin of his wife, Nechama, at the Jerusalem Theater on June 5, before her funeral on Mount Herzl.. (photo credit: GPO/AMOS BEN GERSHOM)



FIRST LADY President Reuven Rivlin kisses the coffin of his wife, Nechama, at the Jerusalem Theater on June 5, before her funeral on Mount Herzl. Three months after receiving a lung transplant, Nechama Rivlin died in Beilinson Hospital a day before her 74th birthday. “Happy birthday, sweetheart, a sad birthday,” the president said in his eulogy, noting how she was loved by all citizens of Israel. A patron of music and the arts, Nechama had three children and seven grandchildren, and was especially devoted to children with special needs.

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