Nechama Rivlin Is Dead! Israel’s First Lady Dies

Israel’s First Lady, Nechama Rivlin, is reportedly dead at the age of 63. Rivlin who died on Tuesday morning, will be laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Herzl. Her coffin will be placed at the Jerusalem Theater between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., after which the cortege will depart to Mt. Herzl. At 6 p.m. Nechama will be laid to rest at the Gedolei Hauma (Leaders of the Nation) section, where eulogies will be delivered.

Flags at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem were lowered to half mast in a sign of mourning, just after Israel’s first lady who is survived by her three children – Rivka, Anat and Ran – and seven grandchildren was confirmed dead.

“At the request of the family, and as a mark of their deep appreciation for the concern shown by the citizens of Israel during her illness, the public is invited to participate in both events,” the President’s Residence said.

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