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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, One of Today’s Giant Torah Sages, Dies at 93

World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

Philip Berg (86), the Kabbalah Centre Rabbi

Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the controverisal Kabbalah Centre passed away on Monday

Philanthropist and Activist Shlomo Zakheim Dies

Zakheim frequently used his access to ambulances and helicopters to transfer sick or injured individuals to hospitals.

Alvin Kushner, Former Detroit Jewish Leader, Dies

Alvin Kushner, the former executive director of what is now the JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit, died Monday at the age of 88. Kushner led what...

Singer Eydie Gormé Dead at 84

Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Sephardi-Jewish parents.

The Legacy Of Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht

Monday, Tu B’Av (July 22), marked the 23rd yahrzeit of late Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, a world-renowned communal rabbi and chinuch activist who inspired many with his books and talks. Rabbi Hecht had a unique relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and carried out many important missions and projects at his directive.

Helen Thomas (92)

Helen Thomas, who in this paper's view, is most famous for her anti-Semitic statement that Jews "should get the hell out of Palestine" and...

Jewish Philanthropist Marc Rich Dies in Switzerland at Age of 78

Financier and "King of Commodities” Marc Rich died on Wednesday following a stroke in Switzerland at the age of 78. He was a long-time philanthropist...

Rabbi Uzi Meshulam (60)

Rabbi Uzi Meshulam (60) died on Friday afternoon. Meshulam was an activist who claimed that thousands of Yemenite babies were taken away from their families...

‘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...

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