Letters | Nov. 23, 2021


A major loss

Regular readers of Washington Jewish Week will recognize the name Warren Manison, a gentleman who contributed well over 100 letters on Jewish, Israeli and political issues to this and other Letters columns over the past 40 years.

Sadly, my great friend Warren died last week, and this letter is an attempt to ensure that his name is recorded one further time in the section that he graced for so long.

As a retired Marine, he remained a strong supporter of the American Constitution. Also, as an experienced systems engineer, he understood the need for governments to undertake detailed study before announcing policy changes. He regularly pointed out deficiencies in both of these areas when administrations failed to live up to his high standards. Warren was also a strong supporter of Israel, passing on his interest in these and other areas to his two children and six grandchildren.

This larger than life man will be sadly missed by his family, shul and bridge colleagues, and his many friends. A pleasure to have known you, Warren Manison.

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  1. There wasn’t one major pro-Israel rally of the many I attended in the DC area where I did not also see Warren Manison engaged as an active participant. He and his many insightful letters to the editor will be sorely missed. The DC/MD/VA Jewish community has lost a great patriot and pro-Israel advocate.

    Sincere condolences to Warren’s wonderful family and his many friends.


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