Mourns the Passing of Former President Ronald Reagan
along with our fellow Americans, the staff of the International
Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) mourns the passing
of Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America.
The 93 year old President died yesterday from pneumonia, as well
as after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Reagan leaves behind a legacy which among his many positive actions,
includes those which directly lead to the fall off the Soviet
threat and the end of the Cold War. The ending of the Cold War
had a secondary effect, that of liberating hundreds of thousands
of Jews from the former Soviet Union. Reagan was a friend of the
Jews, as well as a friend of the State of Israel. Though sometimes
critical of Israel, he did in fact stand behind her as she fought
for her own survival. The President is remembered saying:
Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power
of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded,
pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today,
no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy
in a region of tyranny and unrest.
as the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel is
still suffering under terroristic tyranny,
it is also the only country in the Middle East which mourns the
passing of President Reagan. His passing is a time to remember
all he achieved for both the United States, and the world.
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) is a Jewish
agency developed to serve the Sephardic community--the descendants
of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the
Levant who share both common religious and cultural bonds. Although
based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy organization
representing Sephardim internationally. The ISFSP also functions
to produce high quality Jewish educational projects which will
educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities, past
ISFSP is a
a non-profit organization.