Aura Herzog – Israeli Wife, Mother, and Pioneer

Stand for Israel  |  January 10, 2022

Aura Herzog
(Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

This week’s Israeli You Should Know is a woman who not only fought in Israel’s War for Independence, but who was the wife of one Israeli president and the mother of another. Sadly, The Times of Israel reports that Aura Herzog, a lifelong servant of Israel who is remembered as “a pioneering woman,” has passed away:

Aura Herzog, the mother of President Isaac Herzog and widow of Israel’s sixth president, Chaim Herzog, died Sunday night at the age of 97.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett eulogized Herzog as “a public figure and social activist who loved her people and country. She lived humbly and raised a family to be proud of, while constantly working for the public and Israeli society…”

Benjamin Netanyahu said Herzog “devoted her life to public and social activity for the people of Israel… May her memory be a blessing.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz called her “a pioneering woman…who worked for Israeli society and was a part of the generation that built the nation and to whom we are all grateful…”

May her memory be a blessing.

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