Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug’s Jewish Heart

04/03/1998
Associate Editor
Bella Abzug, the flamboyant hat-wearing and pioneering feminist who fought for civil rights and Jewish causes and against the war in Vietnam, was remembered this week as a “one of a kind” woman deeply committed to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam, or repairing the world.Mrs. Abzug, a three-term congresswoman, died Tuesday at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan following heart surgery. She was 77. She had been hospitalized for 32 weeks, according to her spokesman Harold Holzer.With her New York-to-the-bone accent epitomizing her toughness, Mrs.
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