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Leonard Fein, Liberal Activist and Scholar, Dies

August 14, 2014 By:
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Leonard Fein

NEW YORK — Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at age 80.

Fein died Thursday morning, announced the Forward newspaper, where he was a longtime columnist.

A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish issues and politics.

Fein founded Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

He also was a founder and board member of Americans for Peace Now, the American affiliate of Israel’s Peace Now movement.

In 1975, he co-founded Moment Magazine with Elie Wiesel. Fein was a former professor of political science and social policy and of Jewish studies at Brandeis University.


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