7 and a half months after the death of his wife Esther AH: The Jewish prisoner Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in an American prison for spying for Israel – got engaged to Rebecca, a mother of 7 children from Jerusalem.
According to a report on Channel 7, the couple will issue an official and solemn announcement to the public, after the funeral of Bar Falah Hid, the Nahal patrol officer who was killed tonight in the Jenin area.
Esther Pollard ah, at the end of the month of Shebat, at the age of 68, after a long struggle with a serious illness.
The Pollards had no children. After their immigration, they told Israel Hayom about the heavy price they paid in not being able to have children due to the 30-year imprisonment. “This is one of our greatest tragedies,” Esther said in an interview, “one of the things that caused us the greatest sorrow.”
Pollard and his wife Esther immigrated to Israel on December 30, 2020, after the movement restrictions that applied to him in the US were lifted and he became a free person.
Pollard served 30 years in prison and was released from prison in 2015.
Esther was born and raised in Canada as Eileen Zeitz, daughter of an orthodox Jewish family. In the late 1980s, she taught English at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as part of her master’s degree studies.
Esther dedicated her life for Jonathan’s sake, with dedication. Under her influence, he repented and became close to Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ztzel. They were married in 1993. She immigrated to Israel in 2005, and the entire community fought for his release.