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Heroes in our midst

A round-up of news from around Israel.


December 25, 2018: Greatness and tragedy

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Rona Ramon

Grapevine: Inspiring in life and in death

Rona Ramon established a relationship with current President Reuven Rivlin, whom she asked to give the address for the laying of the Beit Assaf cornerstone in memory of her son last September.

Rona Ramon

Senior rabbi tells Ramon family not to cremate her remains

He also described Ramon’s request for cremation to spare her family more suffering as “characteristic of her nobility” but went on to say that there severe consequences in Jewish law for cremation.

Netanyahu pays respects to Rona Ramon: A giant of the spirit

"I would define the life of Rona Ramon as a tragedy in biblical terms, but also as a giant of the spirit in biblical terms."

Rona Ramon

Science ministry scholarships named after Rona Ramon

The program is designed to make scientific studies accessible to high-school students, especially those living in the periphery and from low socio-economic groups.


Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan, dies of cancer at 54

Rona Ramon had a very special relationship with Israel’s ninth president, Shimon Peres. At the request of her family, her body will lie in state at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN and his wife, Nechama, host Rona Ramon and students recognized for social le

Rivlin salutes student deeds

One of projects of the foundation encourages social leadership in high school students throughout the country, spurring them to reach their full potential.

Rona Ramon

‘The Israeli space ambassador’

Rona Ramon creates a meaningful legacy out of her double bereavement and grief.

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