Rabbanit Miriam Levinger
Rabbanit Miriam LevingerHillel Maeir

Rabbanit Miriam Levinger, the wife of the late Rabbi Moshe Levinger, passed away overnight Monday, at 83.

She had been evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Yom Kippur night in serious condition.

A spokesman for the Jewish community in Hebron, Noam Arnon, said, "The Jewish community in Hebron and all lovers of Hebron and the Land of Israel mourn the passing of Rabbanit Miriam Levinger, who passed away on the night of Yom Kippur. She was a symbol and role model of devotion and pioneering, and with her own hands brought about the redemption of the city.”

“Rabbanit Levinger's leadership and power led the settlement in the heart of Hebron and the historical return of the Jewish people to their first hometown. Her pioneering deeds will be written forever in the history of the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. Our condolences to her entire family.”Rabbanit Levinger led the return to the historic Beit Hadassah building in Hebron and the reestablishment of the Jewish community of Hebron in 1979. Residents of Hebron are currently praying for her recovery at the Cave of the Patriarchs while adhering to Health Ministry guidelines.

Rabbanit Levinger and her husband Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who passed away in 2015, have 11 children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2019, Miriam won the Jerusalem Prize "for her blessed work over the decades with great dedication for the Jewish settlement in the city of Hebron."