The passing of a true Israeli hero

In memory of President Shimon Peres z"l

Hiddush lovingly remembers President Shimon Peres z"l (1923-2016), a true Israeli hero and champion of civil rights.

President Shimon Peres z''l (), photo: Hadas Parush ,Flash 90President Shimon Peres z''l (1923-2016),
photo: Hadas Parush ,Flash 90

Let us take a moment to reflect upon some of President Peres' words of wisdom:

    "We must allow women to wrap themselves in prayer shawls at the Western Wall."
    "A homosexual person is also a person... We cannot take the right to family away from them."
    "I urge the members of the ultra-Orthodox population to increase their participation in Israel's workforce."
    "We must not let our public spaces be perceived of as areas of unchecked discrimination... No man has the authority to force a woman to sit where he would prefer."

May his memory be a blessing for all of us.

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