Rivka Haut

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  • "In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you..."
    - Elaine, Marc and Alexander Ellison
  • "May you be remembered among the mourners of Zion and know..."
    - Pamela Leitman
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. May the true God bring you..."
    - S B
  • "I loved learning with her at the Academy for Jewish..."
    - Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein
  • "I loved working with Rivka in the creation of the "modern..."
    - Vivian Singer
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Women of the Wall mourn the loss of our founder and sister, Rivka Haut. Rivka was the visionary who conceived the idea of the first women's Torah service at the Kotel on December 1, 1988. That day she organized women from Israel and abroad, from across the Jewish denominational spectrum to pray together at the Kotel, serving as the inspiration for the creation of Women of the Wall. Her legacy will live on in the continuing struggle for women's right to pray together and read Torah at the Kotel and in her dedicated work to help free the chains of agunut. May her memory always be a blessing.
Published on NYTimes.com from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014
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