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April 18, 2018 12:21 pm

US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush’s Passing

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The late former First Lady Barbara Bush. Photo: Reuters / Andy Clark / File.

A number of US Jewish groups have expressed their condolences over the Tuesday death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Bush, the wife of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush passed away at the age of 92 after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart problems in recent years.

The American Jewish Committee tweeted, “As First Lady and throughout her life, Barbara Bush embodied patriotism, sacrifice and a commitment to the betterment of others. May her memory be for a blessing.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition said in a statement, “We are saddened by the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. On behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition, we send our thoughts and prayers to President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, and the entire Bush family. Barbara Bush was an extraordinary woman. She dedicated her life to public service, and worked tirelessly to help sick children and people in need. Mrs. Bush was the gold standard for what it means to be First Lady. She inspired millions and helped countless others. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy of charity will live on. May her memory be a blessing.”

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