In a Facebook post on Monday morning, announcing her passing, Rabbi Glick wrote, “A few minutes ago, the love of my life returned her soul to her Creator. Blessed be the true Judge.”
MK Glick will be absent from the Knesset this week as he mourns his wife. It is common in such cases in the Israeli parliament that a corresponding opposition MK agree to balance his absence by staying away but the current opposition has not consented to do so. A controversial bill to shut businesses on the Sabbath is scheduled to appear before the Knesset Monday evening, one the Likud-led coalition favors.
The Yisrael Beytenu party, led by Naftali Bennet, is part of the Likud coalition but opposes the Shabbat bill and plans to vote against it. The party announced it would not aid the rest of the coalition on the matter by having a member offset Rabbi Glick’s absence.
Ministers and senior members of the coalition, who accused the opposition of “losing their humanity”, while the opposition said the coalition could easily delay the bill to a later date.