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‘Sopranos’ Star Gandolfini Dead at 51

Anerican actor James Gandolfini, whose depiction of Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos,' about a troubled mobster trying to balance his family life and...

Dov Hikind’s Mother Dies at 85; Burial Today

Frieda Hikind, mother of New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, died on Noonday at the age of 95. Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m....

World’s Oldest Jewish Person Dies at 113

The world's oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113, the Star Tribune reports. Evelyn Kozak's granddaughter, Brucha Weisberger, says she...

The Bus Stop – A Father’s Day Tribute

Growing up in North Woodmere, Long Island in the 1960’s was tantamount to being immersed in a spiritual wasteland. My parents, Rabbi Meshulem and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis were the rabbi and rebbetzin of Congregation Ohr Torah, the only Orthodox synagogue in the area at that time. Since there were no yeshivas for me to attend locally, my parents sent me to a yeshiva in Queens called Ohr Yisroel.

Rabbi Who Compiled Laws of the Sabbath Dies at 85

Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah," died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of...

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Oldest Member, Dies at Age 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday at the age 89. His life was a classic Jewish rag-to-riches story of a young man who worked his way to business and political success.

Attorney Howard Grief

It is with great sadness that we heard about the passing last night  of our dear friend Attorney Howard Grief . Howard Grief, author of...

In Memory of my Zeidy, Harry Rosenthal

He never boasted about his accomplishments, preferring to work hard in the background.

Jewish Psychologist-Media Star Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies

Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey...

Fred Lafer, Longtime Jewish Leader, Dies

Fred Lafer, a longtime leader of several Jewish institutions, died Tuesday in New Jersey after suffering from leukemia. Lafer served as president and chairman of...

Samaritan High Priest Dies (87)

Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home in Mount Grizim on Friday.

Britain’s Rabbi Sacks Says Thatcher as More like Moses than Aaron

British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher on the day of her funeral, saying that “in public, her leadership style...

Ten of Thousands at Funeral of Son of Rav Ovadia Yosef

Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi...

Thatcher Remembered for her Affection for Britain’s Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- History will remember former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for relentlessly facing down communism and helping to turn back more than...

My Tanta Shirley’s Enterprise

Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.

Princeton’s Rabbi James Diamond Killed in Traffic Accident

Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud...

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, former Chair of Presidents Conference , Dies at 95

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died. Schacter, the first U.S. Army chaplain to...

Former MK Marina Solodkin Passed Away at 60 in Latvia

Former Kadima Knesset Member Marina Solodkin passed away on Saturday night at the age of 60. Solodkin was in Riga, the Latvian capital, at a...

The Neshchizer Rebbe Passed Away

Even while he was severely ill, he was determined not to change his daily agenda despite his pain.

Hugo Chavez Dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58. He has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.

Rabbi Froman of Tekoa, Gush Etzion, Dies after Long Illness

Rabbi Menachem Froman died Monday night at has home in Tekoa in Gush Etzion, where 200 of his students and followers sang and prayed instead of learning with him a weekly lesson in the mystical Zohar.

Rabbi Joseph Friedenson, Yiddish Journal Editor, Dies At 93

Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson carried the title of “rabbi,” but his “pulpit” was far wider than any within four walls.

Jewish Philosopher Rabbi David Hartman Dies at 81

In 1971, Hartman and his wife Bobbi and their five children, made aliyah to Israel with plans to establish an institute for Jewish studies in Israel

Hiz Onner Ed Koch Dies at 88

Koch never met a solicitation for an opinion that he didn't like.

Cardinal Glemp Dies at 83, Made Anti-Semitic Statements

According to Dershowitz, Glemp "was forced to apologize" as the result of Dershowitz's lawsuit against him.

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