Rachel Abrams, writer and artist, dies

(JTA) — Rachel Abrams, a writer, editor and artist who was married to U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams, has died.

Abrams died June 7 after battling stomach cancer for three years. She was 62.

She was a visual artist and sculptor, and her writing appeared in several publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard and Commentary, which was edited first by Abrams’ father, Norman Podhoretz, and later her brother, John Podhoretz.

Abrams was a board member of the Emergency Committee for Israel. In the 1970s, she spent three years during the 1970s working on Kibbutz Machanaynim in the Galilee.

A critic of liberal thinkers, she kept a politically oriented blog called Bad Rachel.