The Rabbinical Alliance of America— Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins the entire Jewish community in mourning the passing of New York State Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America stated, “Justice Noach Dear, of blessed memory, was a good man and a friend to all. A native of Borough Park, he represented the best of the generation born after the destruction that was the Holocaust. Justice Dear was the consummate public servant, serving the community first as an activist, then as a New York City councilman, a New York City commissioner and finally as a judge. Justice Dear brought with him a sense of professionalism, respect and honor. His number one priority was to serve G-d by helping all people with whom he came into contact. Justice Dear cared for all people regardless of who they were and treated everyone with respect and dignity. Justice Dear will be sorely missed and fondly remembered in the Jewish community in New York City and around the world.

May Justice Dear serve as a heavenly advocate, a Maylitz Yosher, for his family, the Jewish community and the entire world. May his memory be a blessing.