Monday, May 3, 2010

Moshe Hirsch died on Lag Ba'Omer

Arafat with his Minister for Jewish Affairs Moshe Hirsch

Photo: Kikar Shabbat


Moshe Hirsch, die Mea Shearim Neturei Karta extremist and former Minister for Jewish Affairs in Arafat's government passed away at the age of 100 yesterday. For the past years, Moshe Hirsch suffered from Alzheimer and his son Israel took over the small extremist branch in Mea Shearim.  

The second, much larger, branch of the Neturei Karta in Mea Shearim is run by Yoelish Kroisz (Yoel Kraus).


  1. The PA sent a delegation to the funeral. They declared that Hirsch was a "Palestinian Rabbi" and that the PA will "never" give up Mea Shearim--they said it will be part of any peace negotiations. I wonder what the rest of the neighbors think?

  2. B"H

    I saw a photo from the funeral and have to say that there were hardly any people. Moshe Hirsh seemed to be a kind of forgotten !

    If I find the photo again, I will post the link !