This Day in Jewish History An anti-Zionist Rabbi Dies in Jerusalem

Rabbi Moshe Hirsch's arranged marriage to the daughter of the leader of an anti-Zionist sect helped him to become a surprising confidant of Yasser Arafat.

On May 2, 2010, Rabbi Moshe Hirsch, a longtime leader of the Neturei Karta sect, died in Jerusalem. Deeply committed to the anti-Zionist ideology of his group, with something of the showman about him, Hirsch gained great notoriety for his decision to serve as the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s “advisor on Jewish affairs,” and for sending a delegation of Neturei Karta representatives to...