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Israeli soldiers closed off the area near where a terror attack occurred  near Hevron on Passover eve, in search of the terrorists.
 

Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

Posted on: April 16th, 2014

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PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

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Jacob Birnbaum, Founder of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ), Dies

Posted on: April 11th, 2014

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Jacob Birnbaum mobilized students to call on the Kremlin to stop the oppression of Soviet Jews.

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Women of the Wall, co-founded by Rivka Haut, a champion for agunot  who died this week at the age of 71.
 

Rivka Haut, Women of the Wall Co-Founder and Agunot Advocate, Dies

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

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Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of the Wall founder was buried this week after she succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. At the Women of the Wall prayer service on Tuesday, the worshipers recited […]

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Iran’s Chief Rabbi Passed Away Over Shabbat

Posted on: March 30th, 2014

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Iran's Chief Rabbi, Chacham Rabbi Yosef Hamadani Cohen died over Shabbat.

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Peretz Sontag of New York has been found dead and will be buried in Israel.
 

Peretz Sontag Found Dead, Will Be Buried in Israel

Posted on: March 24th, 2014

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Peretz Sontag, a widely respected Orthodox Jew from Monsey who has been missing for 10 days, was found dead in his car that crashed over a ravine. Police are not treating the death as a suicide. After he was reported missing, police said that Sontag had been depressed and indicated he might harm himself. His […]

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy Dies at Age 72

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

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Retired Supreme Court Edmund Levy, who headed a three-man committee that debunked allegations that Israel is an “occupier,” died Tuesday night at the age of 72. He served on the Supreme Court from 2000 to 2011, capping a legal career that began with studies at Tel Aviv University several years after his family immigrated to […]

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Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz
 

Illinois Chabad Head of State Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz Dead at 59

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Moscowitz died after not waking up during a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.

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NJ Chabad Rabbinical Student Killed in Garbage Truck Accident

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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A New Jersey rabbinical student on his way to morning prayers was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Brooklyn. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, a student at Tiferes Bachurim, a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva in Morristown, was visiting friends in Crown Heights on Sunday for a pre-wedding party. Gruntzweig, a Ukraine native, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Oldest Holocaust Survivor Dies at 110

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died. Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor and was still playing the piano, died Sunday morning in London. “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” the 38-minute film about her […]

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Rabbi Meir Schuster, z"l' dies Monday at the age of 71.
 

Rabbi Meir Schuster, the ‘Man of the Wall,’ Dies at Age 71

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.

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Jewish comedian and pioneer of television comedy died on Wednesday at the age of 91.
 

Video Memories of Jewish Comedian Sid Caeser

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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Sid Caeser, one of the Jewish pioneers of comedy on television, is literally irreplaceable.

 

Republican Jewish Coalition Co-Founder Gordon Zacks Dies

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

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Gordon Zacks, a founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition and an unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush, has died. Zacks, a businessman who also was chairman of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School named for his mother, died Saturday at home in the Columbus, Ohio, area following a brief illness. He was 80. He was among […]

Barry Rubin, 1950-2014
 

Scholar and Columnist Professor Barry Rubin Passed Away at 64

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

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Barry Rubin's was a rare voices of clarity in the Israeli academia and in Jewish media. He was one of the good guys.

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Pete Seeger, who died on Monday, supported BDS more than Israel.
 

Pete Seeger Leaves Behind Complicated Legacy on Israel

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Legendary folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on Monday in New York City at the age of 94, left behind a complicated if not questionable legacy when it came to Israel. Famous for 1960s hits like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Seeger […]

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Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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The wife of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Tatiana (Tania) Edelstein passed away on Thursday night at age 63. The Edelsteins became religious while still living in the USSR, where Tatiana was a Hebrew teacher and promoted Aliyah until they were allowed to leave to Israel. While still in the USSR, Yuli was arrested, as Jewish […]

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Shulamit Aloni, 1928-2014
 

Shulamit Aloni, Anti-Religious Leftist, Meets Maker

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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Her name was synonymous with leftist animosity towards Jewish tradition in Israel.

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The late Arik Sharon as I would like to remember him, leading the brigade that crossed over to the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War (here with  Defense Minister Dayan).
 

Arik Is Dead

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

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Edgar Bronfman Sr.
 

Philanthropist Billionaire Edgar Bronfman Dead at 84

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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He died peacefully in his home in New York, surrounded by family.

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Superman Sam and his mother
 

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

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Nelson Mandela (95)

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away Thursday night in his Johannesburg home, at the age of 95. Mandela spent 27 years in a South African jail, until he was freed in 1990. He served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. In 1994, Mandela became the first black president of South […]

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