NEW YORK (JTA) — Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.
A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish issues and politics.
Fein was the founder of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger and of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy.
He also was a founder and board member of Americans for Peace Now, the American affiliate of Israel’s Peace Now movement.
In 1975, he co-founded Moment Magazine with Elie Wiesel. Fein was a former professor of political science and social policy and of Jewish studies at Brandeis University.