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June 4, 2019 9:40 am

Nechama Rivlin, Wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Dies at 73

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Nechama Rivlin, wife of current Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, June 16, 2016. Photo: Moshe Shai/FLASH90.

JNS.org – Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, died at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva on Tuesday, a day before her 74th birthday.

Israel’s first lady had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which scar tissue accumulates in the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe.

She was usually seen in public with a portable oxygen tank, including when accompanying her husband at official ceremonies.

 Sheunderwent a lung transplant on March 11.

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