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Pete Seeger, who died on Monday, supported BDS more than Israel.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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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 […]

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Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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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 […]

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Shulamit Aloni, 1928-2014
 

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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Her name was synonymous with leftist animosity towards Jewish tradition in Israel.

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The late Arik Sharon as I would like to remember him, leading the brigade that crossed over to the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War (here with  Defense Minister Dayan).
 

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

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Edgar Bronfman Sr.
 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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He died peacefully in his home in New York, surrounded by family.

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Superman Sam and his mother
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

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Posted on: December 6th, 2013

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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 […]

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PM Netanyahu and President Peres.
 

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.
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

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He was bigger than life.

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Posted on: November 26th, 2013

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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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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
 

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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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.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

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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."
 

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.
 

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
 

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
 

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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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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