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My Remarkable Father, Rabbi Menachem Rodal, On His First Yahrzeit

He took pains to greet and get to know those who were overlooked by others.

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Avichai Rontzki Dead at 66

Rabbi Rontzki expanded the IDF Jewish Awareness Department and even attempted to force the Army Radio to stop broadcasting on Shabbat.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, zt’l

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, zt'l, born in 1922, took up the mantle of leadership in Monsey after the death of his father, the "Imrei Chaim."

Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz of Far Rockaway Passes Away

Shiva is being held at 781 Caffrey Avenue, Far Rockawy, from Friday morning through Tuesday morning.
Prof. Stephen Hawking participated in a conference with Israeli soldiers and students at the Bloomfield Museum of Science in Jerusalem, December 10, 2006.

Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

The British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76.

Reflections On My Zeidy, Ceec Harrishberg

I keep thinking that it’s so fitting that on the last Simchas Torah of his life, he got the honor of Chosson Beraishis. He really deserved it. Zeidy was the most giving person.

Israel’s Last Ambassador to Iran Uri Lubrani Dead at 92

In 1964, Lubrani was appointed Israel's ambassador to Uganda, where he developed ties with then deputy chief of staff of the army Idi Amin.

Police Close Down Streets as Thousands follow Rabbi Auerbach’s Funeral Procession

Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach described his late brother as "a humble and quiet man, who had the power of truth without concessions."

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, Leader of Lithuanian Faction, Staunch Opponent of IDF Service, Dead at...

Since the passing of the IDF enlistment law by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Rabbi Auerbach enhanced his struggle against army service.

Jewish American Comedian Marty Allen, 95, Passes Away

Allen, who performed as part of the comedy duo Allen & Rossi, was best known for his signature phrase, “Hello dere!”

Israeli Woman Killed in Mexico

Israel's Consul in Mexico, Idit Davidovich, has been working together with Israel’s Foreign Ministry to make arrangements to return the woman's body to Israel.

Warrior Poet Haim Gouri Dead at 94

Gouri's songs are an inseparable part of the Israeli ethos.

Hamas Leader Who Shot Self in Head Dies of Wounds

In the early 1990s, he was Hamas' chief envoy to Iran, before returning to the Gaza Strip in 2012 after a 20-year exile.

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Bohrer, z’l, Co-Founder of Beit El, Passes Away

Countless Jews and non-Jews in Israel and abroad are more knowledgeable about the treasures of the Land of Israel thanks to Rabbi Bohrer's work.

Last Fighter in Sobibor Death Camp Uprising Dead at 96

Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, told Arkady Vaispapir’s sons: "With your father’s departure, the whole world has lost a hero."

Supreme Court Justice Eliyahu Winograd Dead at 91

“Judge Eliyahu Winograd was a legal beacon whose contribution to the security of Israel was enormous.”

Second Jewish Family Among Costa Rican Plane Crash Victims

The tenth American on board was an employee of Back-Roads Touring, Amanda Geissler.

MK Yehuda Glick’s Wife Yafa Passed Away

In June, Yehuda Glick posted an emotional call on his Facebook page and his personal Twitter account, calling on people to pray for his wife's recovery.
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Jewish Family of 5 in Costa Rica Plane Crash

According to relatives and friends, Bruce Steinberg was an investment banker, and Irene volunteered at several nonprofit organizations. The family attended the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale.

Yehoshua Hershkowitz, z’l 92, Passes Away

Mr. Hershkowitz, z'l was the founder of Tomche Shabbos.

Israeli Dies in Thailand

Hussein Sabih, 28, sustained a severe head injury and died after jumping from a high cliff into a waterfall in Koh Samui.

Israeli Jewish Mother, 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

"He's so connected to the community. He is a strong part of the minyan, a very religious, really hard-working guy."

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."
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Portland’s Former Jewish Mayor Vera Katz Dies at 84

In 1985, Katz became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House.

Hundreds of Thousands in Rabbi Shteinman’s Funeral in Bnei Brak

Police estimate that 600,000 people are participating in the funeral procession.

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