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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Obituaries
Netanyahu and Peres sing along with lyrics of "You and I, We'll Change the World" by Arik Einstein.
 

Bibi and Peres Sing ‘You and I, We’ll Change the World’ (Video)

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

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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.

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Arik Einstein was bigger than life.
 

My Arik Einstein Moment

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

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He was bigger than life.

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The ‘Chicken Lady’ Who Helped the Poor Dies at Age 90

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 […]

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Tze’i Lach B’ikvei Hatzon… A Tribute to my Grandmother, Mrs. Irene Klass, on her Yahrzeit

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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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.

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Dr. Ivan Mauer
 

In Memory Of Dr. Ivan Mauer (Yitzchak ben Tzvi)

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

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Memories and thoughts of you my beloved husband are always with me. It is the third yahrzeit of your death and I remain bereft.

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Sam Halpern, Philanthropist, 93

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

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Holocaust survivor and noted Jewish Philanthropist Sam Halpern passed away at the age of 93.

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Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Lou Reed.
 

Lou Reed Dead at 71

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.

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Bnei Akiva Founder Rabbi Avraham Zuckerman Dies

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews 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 […]

Daniel Blatt,producer of "Raid on Entebbe."
 

‘Rain on Entebbe’ Producer Daniel Blatt Dies at Age 76 in LA

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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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.

Rav Ovadia Yosef speaking out against Jewish Home.
 

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

Posted on: October 7th, 2013

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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.

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Rabbi Philip Berg
 

Philip Berg (86), the Kabbalah Centre Rabbi

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

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

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Shlomo Zakheim z”l
 

Philanthropist and Activist Shlomo Zakheim Dies

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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

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Alvin Kushner, Former Detroit Jewish Leader, Dies

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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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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Singer Eydie Gormé Dead at 84

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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

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The Legacy Of Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsObituaries

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)

Posted on: July 20th, 2013

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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 “go home” to Germany, Poland and the United State, died on Saturday at age 92.

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Jewish Philanthropist Marc Rich Dies in Switzerland at Age of 78

Posted on: June 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 who supported Israel and became a citizen of the country. He will be buried on Israel on Thursday. Rich was born in Belgium, and his family fled the Nazis to […]

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Rabbi Uzi Meshulam (60)

Posted on: June 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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 by the Israeli government when they were brought to Israel between 1948 and 1954 . Meshulam’s activism escalated until it resulted in a standoff between Israeli police and Meshulam’s followers […]

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‘Sopranos’ Star Gandolfini Dead at 51

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

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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 his life of crime, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome. The presumed, but not yet confirmed, cause of death is a heart attack. Gandolfini won three times both the Prime […]

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Dov Hikind’s Mother Dies at 85; Burial Today

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

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. (EDT) at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park. Mrs. Hikind suffered a massive stroke last week after having been hospitalized for several weeks in Maimonides Hospital. She was born in Czechoslovakia […]

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