Life's Work

Defender of U.S. Jews To Retire

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ADL National Director Abraham Foxman attends the Anti-Defamation League's Centennial Entertainment Industry Award Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 8, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

Wanted: Crusader against anti-Semitism. After 27 years, Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, will retire in July 2015. The 73-year-old is a Holocaust survivor who joined the organization in 1965. In a letter released by the ADL, Foxman wrote of his "passion to fight for the safety and security of the Jewish people" and how the organization allowed him to fight "bigotry and all forms of oppression."