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Overall view of astronaut John Glenn, Jr., as he enters into the spacecraft Friendship 7 prior to MA-6 launch operations at Launch Complex 14. Astronaut Glenn is entering his spacecraft to begin the first American manned Earth orbital mission.
 

Posted on: December 9th, 2016

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The first American to orbit the Earth, former astronaut John Glenn has died at 95. Rest in peace.

Ginat Oz Ezra: a new garden at Oz veGaon forest, in memory of Ezra Schwartz, hy'd.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

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Sometimes the best way to honor and hold the memory of a departed soul is through building or planting new life. And so it was at Oz veGaon.

Adolf Burger (1917-2016)
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

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He visited the Bank of England and met the Chief Cashier, who presented him with one of the notes which he had forged in the concentration camp more than sixty years earlier.

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Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein
 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016

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Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

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Cuban flag.
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2016

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Cuba's communist dictator Fidel Castro passed away at age 90.

R' Ben Zion Shenker, z'l
 

Posted on: November 21st, 2016

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The music of Modzitz will live on forever thanks to the eternal soul of Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z'l.

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Reb Shlomo Carlebach
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

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If you ask “What are you” – you destroy the world. If you ask “Who are you?” you build the world…” (Shlomo Carlebach).

U.S. singer Leonard Cohen during a concert in Ramat Gan September 24, 2009.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2016

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Leonard Cohen passed away this week at age 82.

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Yitzhak Rabin (L.) and Yigal Alon in 1949
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

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Labor Party to hold Rabin memorial after annual event fails due to lack of interest and funds.

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The unveiling ceremony of late former President Shimon Peres, z'l, at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, on October 28, 2016, marking a month since his passing. Peres passed away after suffering from a stroke at the age of 93.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2016

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The headstone of the late Pres. Shimon Peres, z'l, was unveiled in Jerusalem on Oct. 28, 2016.

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Bassem Abu Amar of Lakiya, bereaved father, and President Reuven Rivlin.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2016

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Pres. Reuven Rivlin visits the grieving family of an Israeli Bedouin teen shot and killed by accident on the Israel-Egypt border.

Himalayan View of the Ganges River, 2005.
 

Posted on: October 20th, 2016

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An Israeli hiker was killed while he and his family were trekking along the Ganges River in India.

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Jack Greenberg, Sen. Ted Kennedy and the Rev. M. Moran Weston in 1969.
 

Posted on: October 14th, 2016

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As a sign of a changing relationship between Jews and Blacks, in 1982 the Harvard Black Law Students Association objected to Greenberg's teaching a civil rights course jointly with black lawyer Julius L. Chambers.

Hundreds come to the Bangkok Chabad House Passover seder.
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2016

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After ruling for 70 years, the King of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88, leaving anxiety in his wake.

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Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson, NY City Council member Chaim Deutsch.
 

Posted on: October 11th, 2016

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Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson passed away Sunday after a struggle with cancer.

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President Reuven Rivlin sitting with the parents of IAF Maj. Ohad Cohen Nov, z'l, in a shiva call.
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2016

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"Gaza

"My son loved everyone, he was a joyful boy," the bereaved mother of an Israeli Air Force pilot told President Reuven Rivlin.

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Jacob Neusner
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2016

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Much of his work consisted of de-constructing the prevailing approach viewing Rabbinic Judaism as a single religious movement within which the various Rabbinic texts were produced.

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IAF Major Ohad Cohen Nov, z'l.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2016

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IAF Major Ohad Cohen Nov will be laid to rest in the Moshav Mazor Cemetery.

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A young Jewish boy is being evacuated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem after attack near Otniel in the southern Hebron Hills.
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2016

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"Hamas

The OneFamily support organization lists the lives lost to terror since Rosh Hashana 2015.

US President Barack Obama seen at the State funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, z'l, at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem on September 30, 2016.
 

Posted on: October 1st, 2016

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"Shimon's story is ... the story of a people who, over so many centuries in the wilderness, never gave up on that basic human longing to return home."

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