Palestine Bequest in Rokeach Will
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Palestine Bequest in Rokeach Will

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More than $30,000 from the estate of Israel Rokeach, manufacturer of kosher products, is to be used for a Palestinian foundation to provide loans for homebuilders, it was revealed when Mr. Rokeach’s will, disposing of the bulk of his estate to his family, was filed in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court.

Stating that he had contributed during his life more than $50,000 toward rebuilding the Jewish homeland, Mr. Rokeach expressed in his will a wish to be buried in Palestine. He also directed that his sons continue for the next ten years to make annual contributions to more than seventy-five Jewish religious, educational and philanthropic institutions. Mr. Rokeach died August 11 at the age of 92.

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