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On August 10, 2020, Uri Ra'anan of Bethesda, MD and Boston, MA. Beloved husband of the late Estelle. Devoted father of Michael (Alice) and the late Gavriel (Holly). Cherished grandfather of Gabriella (Andrew Zach) and Joshua. Scholar, professor, diplomat, advisor to statesmen, and journalist. Graveside funeral service at Judean Gardens, Olney, MD at 12 Noon on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. For information on virtual participation in the funeral and shiva, contact RaananFuneral@gmail.com. Contributions may be made to the Gavriel Ra'anan Memorial Book Fund, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, LLC under the Jewish Funeral Practices of Greater Washington Contract.

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Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 12 to Aug. 16, 2020.
Graveside service
12:00 PM
Judean Gardens
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August 13, 2020
I was fortunate to have several good conversations with the professor when he first came to Cohen Rosen. He was an impressive man. Zichron
Al Bauman
August 12, 2020
An inspiring teacher and mentor, with a probing wide-ranging intellect. May his memory be a blessing.
Grant F. Rhode
August 12, 2020
Uri and Estelle were wonderful neighbors at Cabot Estate. May their memories be for blessings.
Roberta Gross-Torres
August 12, 2020
Professor Ra’anan was an inspirational teacher and supportive mentor. He possessed special insight into communist systems. His predictions about the emerging crisis in the Soviet empire proved all too accurate. He will not be forgotten by his students.
John H. Maurer
August 12, 2020
A brilliant teacher, mentor, and a cherished and valued colleague.
Erik Goldstein
August 12, 2020
He was a great friend, colleague and scholar. He and I worked closely over many years at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He had a brilliant mind and vast knowledge that was shared with generations of students.
Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
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