Hundreds attend the funeral of former Chief Justice Miriam Naor in Jerusalem
Hundreds of mourners gather to pay their last respects to former Chief Justice Miriam Naor – who died earlier this week aged 74 – as she is buried in the Sanhedria Cemetery in her hometown of Jerusalem.
A wide range of officials are attending the ceremony, including Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Isaac Herzog, current Chief Justice Esther Hayut, Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu, Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Home Secretary Ayelet Shaked and Acting Knesset Speaker Eitan Ginzburg.
“Just over four years ago, upon leaving the Supreme Court, Miriam said: ‘Even today, after the decades have passed and I have served on all courts, I am grateful that my path to justice has led me,’ ‘ says Duke. “Now that we bid you a premature farewell, we can safely say that you have fulfilled your role to the end. Scatter light into the distance. You will be remembered by future generations of Israel as the Queen of Righteousness.”
According to Herzog, Bennett begins his eulogy by quoting Ecclesiastes: “Words of the wise, spoken softly, should be heard.”
“Miriam Naor did that. In the decades she has served, her words have been wise and clear, and quietly heard,” he says. “One of the most important judges of our time.”