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Alabama Jewish Businessman Victor Rousso, 90, Passes Away in Jerusalem as Full Israeli

"He lived in the Deep South for most of his life ... and was always dedicated to the Jewish community in the city in which he lived."

Netanyahu Bids Farewell to a Friend of Israel, Charles Krauthammer

"He defended Israel in a way that is difficult to describe – methodically, with great creativity and with very great daring."

Conservative Commentator Charles Krauthammer Dead at 68

He was a staunch supporter of the Jewish State throughout his public career, although his views on Jewish-related issues fluctuated over the years.

Anthony Bourdain, Jewish Celebrity Chef, Dies at 61

"His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, A Consummate Mechanech, Passes Away At Age 73

Rabbi Kaminetsky was loved by all his students. He made them feel important and made them feel that they were going to succeed.

A Saintly Sofer: Rabbi Yosef Lasdun Passes Away at 62

Aside from being an especially skilled sofer, Rabbi Lasdun was exemplary in his impeccable honesty, humility and yashrus.

Philanthropist Jean Gluck Died

Jean (Gita) Gluck and her husband Eugen have been among the earliest Jewish-American philanthropists who supported the settlement enterprise in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem.

Philip Roth, Author of ‘Goodbye, Columbus,’ ‘Portnoy’s Complaint,’ ‘The Plot Against America,’ Dead at...

In "The Plot Against America" (2004), Roth returns to his childhood years in Newark in the 1940s, in an alternative history where pro-Nazi aviator hero Charles Lindbergh is elected US president.

Bernard Lewis, Praised by Netanyahu as ‘Great Scholar,’ Passes Away at 101

Netanyahu: “Professor Lewis’s wisdom will continue to guide us for years to come.”

Remembering Former First Lady Barbara Bush: Role Model, Matriarch, A True Woman of Valor

I greatly admire the example she set for all Americans on dedication to causes greater than oneself, as well as civility, humility and faith. That will always be her legacy.

KAJ’s Rav Zachariah Gelley Passes Away At 85

Alan Ettlinger, president of KAJ told The Jewish Press, “Rav Gelley, zt”l, was a talmid chacham who had the entire Torah at his figure tips as demonstrated by his shiurim. The rav was a warm and caring individual who was both a friend and a father figure to the entire kehilla.”

First Yeshivat HaKotel Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari Dead at 84

In the summer of 1967, immediately following the liberation of Jerusalem, Rabbi Hadari was appointed dean of Yeshivat HaKotel.

My Remarkable Father, Rabbi Menachem Rodal, On His First Yahrzeit

He took pains to greet and get to know those who were overlooked by others.

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Avichai Rontzki Dead at 66

Rabbi Rontzki expanded the IDF Jewish Awareness Department and even attempted to force the Army Radio to stop broadcasting on Shabbat.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, zt’l

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, zt'l, born in 1922, took up the mantle of leadership in Monsey after the death of his father, the "Imrei Chaim."

Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz of Far Rockaway Passes Away

Shiva is being held at 781 Caffrey Avenue, Far Rockawy, from Friday morning through Tuesday morning.
Prof. Stephen Hawking participated in a conference with Israeli soldiers and students at the Bloomfield Museum of Science in Jerusalem, December 10, 2006.

Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

The British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76.

Reflections On My Zeidy, Ceec Harrishberg

I keep thinking that it’s so fitting that on the last Simchas Torah of his life, he got the honor of Chosson Beraishis. He really deserved it. Zeidy was the most giving person.

Israel’s Last Ambassador to Iran Uri Lubrani Dead at 92

In 1964, Lubrani was appointed Israel's ambassador to Uganda, where he developed ties with then deputy chief of staff of the army Idi Amin.

Police Close Down Streets as Thousands follow Rabbi Auerbach’s Funeral Procession

Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach described his late brother as "a humble and quiet man, who had the power of truth without concessions."

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, Leader of Lithuanian Faction, Staunch Opponent of IDF Service, Dead at...

Since the passing of the IDF enlistment law by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Rabbi Auerbach enhanced his struggle against army service.

Jewish American Comedian Marty Allen, 95, Passes Away

Allen, who performed as part of the comedy duo Allen & Rossi, was best known for his signature phrase, “Hello dere!”

Israeli Woman Killed in Mexico

Israel's Consul in Mexico, Idit Davidovich, has been working together with Israel’s Foreign Ministry to make arrangements to return the woman's body to Israel.

Warrior Poet Haim Gouri Dead at 94

Gouri's songs are an inseparable part of the Israeli ethos.

Hamas Leader Who Shot Self in Head Dies of Wounds

In the early 1990s, he was Hamas' chief envoy to Iran, before returning to the Gaza Strip in 2012 after a 20-year exile.

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