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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.

Mayor of Ariel, New University City, Passes Away

Ron Nachman, the Mayor of the Samarian city of Ariel, passed away after losing his battle to bladder cancer.

‘Dear Abby,’ Jewish Woman of Wisdom and Grace, Put Down her Pen

One of Pauline's most famous quotes was: "It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister."

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