Rabbi Moshe Levinger


Age: 80

Summary: Israeli Orthodox rabbi considered as a leading figure in Israel's settler movement who helped to establish a controversial Jewish community in the West Bank city of Hebron after Israel captured the territory from Jordon in the 1967 Mideast war and led the first settlers to Hebron, where Jews lived for centuries until dozens were massacred in Arab riots in 1929, in which tensions still runs high in Hebron, where about 800 settlers now live in heavily guarded areas amid 180,000 Palestinians.

Cause of Death: Complications from a massive stroke

Born: June 9, 1935

Died: May 16, 2015

Hebron, Israel