Leah Rabin Helps Dedicate Torah

Leah Rabin took part in the recent dedication of a Torah scroll in the memory of her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at the Reform temple Bet Daniel in Tel Aviv.

Dalia Pelossoff, the Rabin’s daughter, and Martin Indyk, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, also attended the Shavuot eve ceremony.

The dedication included readings from Psalms and the reading of the Ten Commandments.

Rabin said the reading of the commandments was fitting because they serve as the “social and moral code for all of us,” regardless of one’s religiosity.

Rabin added that her husband believed deeply in the sanctity of life.

She said Yigal Amir, the right-wing religious Jew who assassinated her husband Nov. 4, had violated the laws of Moses and the people of Israel.

Rabin said Amir valued land above human life “and had been willing to murder for the sanctity of land.”

Amir said during his trial that he shot Rabin in order to stop the handling of territory to the Palestinians under the government’s peace policy.

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