Uri Orbach, a husband, father, children’s book author and former journalist, aged 54, has died from a blood disease in a Jerusalem, Israel, hospital.
In the 18th Knesset, Uri Orbach served as Deputy Speaker. In the 19th Knesset, elected as a member of the Jewish Home political party, he served as Pensioners Affairs Minister.
Uri Orbach stood with other Israeli ministers to greet Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Uri Orbach sat for a group photo after spending Shabbat with Rabbi Stav and Rabbi Ariel and other Tzohar rabbis.
Uri Orbach took time to listen.
It is always sad when a young person dies. Seems such a loss, a talented man who could have accomplished so much more.
The traditional Jewish expression Baruch dayan ha’emet – bless Judge of the Truth – is said when hearing of a death. It is especially appropriate at times like this.
Uri Orbach will be missed by many.