Rachel Savorai, Palmach Fighter Who Went to Petra With Meir Har-Zion, Dies at 90

Savorai helped blow up a bridge on the “Night of the Bridges” and was a rifleman in the War of Independence. In 1953, she and Har-Zion were the first Israelis to see Jordan’s red-rock city.

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Rachel Savorai, a member of Israel’s pre-state Palmach militia who became famous for sneaking across a hostile border into Jordan to visit the “Red Rock,” as the ancient city of Petra is sometimes called, died...