Shaarei Mishpat College has expressed deep sorrow over the passing of its founder and first dean Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon. Elon laid the foundation of professional academic and philosophical learning for thousands of college students, graduates and lecturers, a statement read.
Shaarei Mishpat College Dean Dr. Aviad Hacohen was a student of Elon and eulogized him saying, "Menachem Elon was a brave judge. Even when still in the minority, he wouldn't shrink from battling for positions."
Elon family fled Germany and repatriated themselves to the Land of Israel where he studied in the Hevron yeshiva. In 1977 he was appointed to the Israeli Supreme Court.