Artist and writer Rachel Abrams succumbs to cancer

Artist and writer Rachel Abrams succumbs to cancer

Former board member of Emergency Committee for Israel battled disease for three years

JTA — Rachel Abrams, a writer, editor and artist who was married to US diplomat Elliott Abrams, has died.

Abrams died June 7 after battling stomach cancer for three years. She was 62.

She was a visual artist and sculptor, and her writing appeared in several publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard and Commentary, which was edited first by Abrams’s father, Norman Podhoretz, and later her brother, John Podhoretz.

Abrams was a board member of the Emergency Committee for Israel. In the 1970s, she spent three years working on Kibbutz Machanayim in the Galilee.

A critic of liberal thinkers, she kept a politically oriented blog called Bad Rachel.

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