Lives we lost

16.05.2013                      07.Siwan. 5773                     Schawuot 2

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Lives we lost

A look back at the influential and inspiring Jews who have died over the past year, and the legacies they left behind.

Carmen Weinstein, who died in April at age 82, was the leader of Egyptian Jewry who refused to abandon her country even when the community dwindled to a few dozen people. Weinstein led the struggle to save the Jewish cemetery in Bassatine from vandals, and to restore the synagogue and yeshiva of Maimonides in Cairo. Upon her death, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi praised her as a “dedicated Egyptian who worked tirelessly to preserve Egyptian Jewish heritage”….