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Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Moscowitz died after not waking up during a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A New Jersey rabbinical student on his way to morning prayers was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Brooklyn. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, a student at Tiferes Bachurim, a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva in Morristown, was visiting friends in Crown Heights on Sunday for a pre-wedding party. Gruntzweig, a Ukraine native, was pronounced dead at the […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died. Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor and was still playing the piano, died Sunday morning in London. “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” the 38-minute film about her […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Sid Caeser, one of the Jewish pioneers of comedy on television, is literally irreplaceable.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Gordon Zacks, a founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition and an unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush, has died. Zacks, a businessman who also was chairman of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School named for his mother, died Saturday at home in the Columbus, Ohio, area following a brief illness. He was 80. He was among […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Barry Rubin's was a rare voices of clarity in the Israeli academia and in Jewish media. He was one of the good guys.
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.
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