Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

February 4, 2005
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Chabad mourned the loss of the prime minister of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Zurab Zhvania, who had Jewish roots, died Thursday in Tbilisi, apparently from gas leaked from a faulty heater. One of Georgia’s leading rabbis, Avraham Mikhailashvili, met with Zhvania’s mother, who is Jewish, to express his condolences.

Zhvania was known as a supporter of religious freedom and recently helped the Georgian Jewish community celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Recommended from JTA