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Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Bohrer, z'l

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Bohrer — scholar, tour guide, Zionist, pioneer, co-founder of the Jewish community of Beit El and author as well as rabbi – passed away this past Shabbat at the age of 88.

Born in Europe and an immigrant to the Jewish State from the United States, he was best known for his walking tours of the Land of Israel. No group was too small for him to educate on the wonders of the Holy Land.

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The rabbi earned his smicha at Yeshiva University in New York City in addition to a PhD in Jewish History, and was among the founders of Beit El with his wife Helen and their family when he moved to Israel some 40 years ago.

Countless Jews and non-Jews in Israel and abroad are more knowledgeable about the treasures of the Land of Israel thanks to the research of Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Bohrer, and his joy in passing on that knowledge to others, first-hand.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.