Rav Chanan Porat, zichrono lebracha
I had the merit of meeting R.Hanan Porat during his therapy for cancer at Hadassah Ein Kerem.
A man who literally made history - steeped in love for our People and our Land, R. Porat strengthened Eretz Yisrael in every way conceivable.
As Kenesset Speaker Rubi Rivlin eulogized today:
"You knew how to be the public's agent with a mouth full of song, to be a sharp parliamentarian with a dreaming soul," Rivlin said. "Within your soul there was a great love, a conquering love, for the national of Israel, for the ground of this good land, for Israel's Torah."
R.Hanan Porat died at the relatively young age of 67. Our people has been deprived of a great man and fine leader.