Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Legendary folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on Monday in New York City at the age of 94, left behind a complicated if not questionable legacy when it came to Israel. Famous for 1960s hits like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Seeger […]
Posted on: January 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The wife of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Tatiana (Tania) Edelstein passed away on Thursday night at age 63. The Edelsteins became religious while still living in the USSR, where Tatiana was a Hebrew teacher and promoted Aliyah until they were allowed to leave to Israel. While still in the USSR, Yuli was arrested, as Jewish […]
Posted on: January 24th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Her name was synonymous with leftist animosity towards Jewish tradition in Israel.
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
He died peacefully in his home in New York, surrounded by family.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."
Posted on: December 6th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away Thursday night in his Johannesburg home, at the age of 95. Mandela spent 27 years in a South African jail, until he was freed in 1990. He served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. In 1994, Mandela became the first black president of South […]
Posted on: November 27th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
If you really love Israel, get out your Kleenex to wipe the tears as Peres and Netanyahu sing together the epic “You and I, We'll Change to World” by the late Arik Einstein. Lyrics are below so you can sing along and cry.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
He was bigger than life.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Bracha Kapach, wife of a scholarly rabbi from Yemen and more widely known as the “Chicken Lady,” died Tuesday morning in Jerusalem at the age of 90. She earned her nickname because of her individual charity effort to make sure that poor Jews would have chicken and other foods for the Shabbat and holidays. The charity […]
Posted on: November 14th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
My grandmother, Mrs. Irene Klass, passed away three years ago after a long and full life, Baruch Hashem. My grandmother paved the way for us, trying to make sure that we would have a path to follow on our own long journeys.
Posted on: November 13th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
Memories and thoughts of you my beloved husband are always with me. It is the third yahrzeit of your death and I remain bereft.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
Holocaust survivor and noted Jewish Philanthropist Sam Halpern passed away at the age of 93.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Rabbi Avraham Zuckerman, founder of the Bnei Akiva yeshiva network and a leader in the national-religious movement in Israel, has died. Zuckerman, whose Bnei Akiva network included some 60 institutions, died Saturday night. He was 98. A Lithuania native, he moved to prestate Israel in 1936. Zuckerman studied in Poland and Israel under Rabbi Yaakov […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Global
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.
Posted on: September 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the controverisal Kabbalah Centre passed away on Monday
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Zakheim frequently used his access to ambulances and helicopters to transfer sick or injured individuals to hospitals.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 was formerly known as the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit from 1974 to 1988, where he began his tenure in the 1960s. His term was marked by the Soviet […]
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