Yitzhak Shamir

Shamir And The Kohanim

07/03/2012

The death of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir over the weekend and the government’s decision to have his body lie in state inside the Knesset building presented a religious problem for the country’s kohanim. 

Generally, deceased Israeli leaders lie in state in the Knesset’s courtyard, but the summer heat necessitated that Shamir’s body be placed indoors, officials said. 

Yitzchak Shamir’s body lying in state in the Knesset. Miriam Alster/FLASH 90/JTA

Yitzhak Shamir, Israel’s 7th Prime Minister, dies at 96

07/02/2012

Israel’s seventh prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir, passed away June 30 at the age of 96.

Syndicate content