Funeral Details

Moishe Postone

April 17, 1942 - March 19, 2018


Date and Time

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM


Congregation Rodfei Zedek
5200 South Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Rabbi David Minkus
Cantor Rachel Rosenberg
Congregation Rodfei Zedek


Oak Woods Cemetery
1035 East 67th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Postone Residence
5626 South Dorchester Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Tuesday following the interment and into the evening, Wednesday and Thursday after 5:30PM and Friday 4PM - 6PM
Minyan 7:30PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Memorial Contributions

Congregation Rodfei Zedek
5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615

Doctors without Borders
Doctors without Borders / Médécins sans Frontières is an international medical humanitarian organization delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous provides financial support to aged and needy non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through a national education program.

Hadassah fundraises for community programs and health initiatives in Israel, including the Hadassah Medical Center, a leading research hospital in Jerusalem renowned for its inclusion, treatment and employment of people of all religions and nationalities. Hadassah supports health education and research, women's initiatives, schools and programs for underprivileged youth.

The Invisible Institute
The Invisible Institute is a civil rights organization and journalistic production company on the South Side of Chicago. The Invisible Institute supports human rights documentation, investigative reporting, civil rights litigation, the curating of public information, conceptual art projects, and the orchestration of difficult public conversations.

New Israel Fund
The New Israel Fund (NIF) helps Israel live up to its founders' vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants. Its aim is to advance liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight inequality, injustice, and extremism.


Moishe Postone, age 75.

Beloved husband of Christine Achinger. Loving father of Benjamin Postone. Dear brother of Norman (Lisa) and Marilyn Moss. Service Tuesday 10AM at Congregation Rodfei Zedek. 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago 60615. Interment Oak Woods. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Rodfei Zedek, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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May Moishe's memory be a blessing; my thoughts are with you.

Josh Robinson
March 20, 2018
Moishe's works have accompanied me my whole adult life. I owe his keen insights, and unrelenting critical thought very much. He was truly a teacher the whole world over. What a wise and humane man we've lost!

Ingwer Schwensen
March 20, 2018
Moishe was a model of careful scholarship, clarity, and mentorship, coupled with patience and intellectual generosity. Iâ??ll miss that laugh, too. My love to everyone whoâ??s missing him now.

William Marotti
March 22, 2018
An important and inspiring thinker whos work will only grow more important for our understanding of the current state of things.
My condolences.

Simon Niklasson
March 23, 2018
Moishe's father and my father were 1st cousins, making Moishe a second cousin. He came to the Yeshiva in Skokie in 1858/9. He was always a good looking, fine and intelligent person. I only saw him a few times after I was married, and most recently with Benjamin in Israel, where I live. May his memory be blessed.

Barry Greenstone
April 23, 2018
Horribly saddened at his passing. He helped me understand this world and this society. Condolences.

Stephen Okawa
May 1, 2018