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Israeli Citizen, Former Tennis Star, Dies in NYC

The accident is the first for the New York Citi Bike sharing program in more than 43 million trips since its start in 2013.

Israeli Solar Energy Pioneer Arnold Goldman Dead at 74

More than thirty years ago, Mr. Goldman pioneered the use of solar thermal energy as the founder of Luz International, Ltd., where he served as its CEO.

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Music ioneer, Passes On at 69

"Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul."

Zbigniew Brzezinski, US National Security Adviser, 89

Former Pres. Carter: “He was an important part of our lives for more than four decades and was a superb public servant.”

Sir Roger Moore, 89, Passed Away

The actor was best known for his portrayal of Agent 007, James Bond, in seven films.

Shula Cohen-Kishik, ‘The Pearl’ Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

A true heroine of the State of Israel, Mossad spy code-named 'The Pearl' was tortured in a Lebanese prison during her trial in 1961.

Russian Parliament Member Drowns in Dead Sea

Tarasyuk was the deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Utilization.

In Memory of Rav Benny Elon (Z”L)

The loss of Benny Elon is a loss for all of Am Israel. Benny Elon was a Jewish hero. A great great man. Rav Benny was the ultimate mensch.

Israel’s Pres. Rivlin Expresses Sadness at Benny Elon’s Passing

"As a friend and companion, he was for me a learning partner, an intellectual sparring partner," said President Rivlin.

Former Minister, Scholar Rabbi Benny Elon Dead at 62

Prime Minister Sharon fired Elon over his objection to his Gaza Jews' eviction plan.

Don Rickles, Jewish Insult Comedian, Dead at 90

A lifelong Democrat, Rickles performed at the inauguration of two Republican presidents.

Soviet Era ‘Babi Yar’ Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko Dies in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 83

Yevtushenko's Babi Yar described both the Nazi atrocities and the Soviet government's own persecution of Jews.

Gustav Metzger, Father of Auto-Destructive Art, Dead at 90

The Who's Pete Townshend who studied under Metzger claimed the latter's teachings had inspired him to destroy guitars onstage at the conclusion of his band's concerts.

President Rivlin Mourns Photographer David Rubinger

Rubinger was the Israeli photographer who shot the famous photo of three Israeli paratroopers after the liberation of the Western Wall on the third day of the Six-Day War.

Farewell to Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic Master of Melodies, Eli Lipsker, z’l

Eli’s recordings of Jewish music opened a path for other observant Jewish musicians and vocalists, and created an entirely new genre.

Steven Spielberg’s Mother Leah Dead at 97

Spielberg called his mom “my lucky charm” during his 1994 Academy Award acceptance speech for Best Director, for Schindler’s List.

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin Dies Suddenly in NYC

“The loss sustained by Russia is grave and irreplaceable,” said Churkin’s deputy, Pyotr Ilyichev.

Attorney Grazhbile Ventslauskayte, Righteous Among the Nations, Dies in Lithuania at 104

During the Second World War, Grazhbile and her mother opened a garment workshop for Jewish women living in the ghetto.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore Has Died at 80

Mary Tyler Moore was best known in her roles as an all-around, wholesome role model during the 1960s and 1970s.

Steven Plaut, Prolific And Acerbic Writer, Dies After Long Illness

Plaut was raised in a non-Orthodox Zionist home in Philadelphia (he became increasingly observant after making aliyah in 1981).

Professor Steven Plaut, z’l

Prof. Steven Plaut, z'l, passed away at the age of 65 after a years-long battle with cancer.

1,000 Respond to Mom’s Plea, Accompany IDF Soldier Son to Final Resting Place

More than a thousand Israelis streamed into Rishon Lezion to attend the funeral of a soldier they never met, but whose mother they knew they had to comfort in her grief.

Thousands Accompany IDF Soldiers to Final Resting Places in Jerusalem, Kfar Etzion, Haifa

Grief-stricken families expressed their love and pride in their fallen IDF soldiers, speaking of their goodness, the ways in which they had left the world a better place.

Funerals for Murdered IDF Officers Set for Monday

All of the four IDF officers who were murdered by a Jerusalem Arab terrorist at Armon HaNatziv are to be laid to rest on the same day; 17 other injured victims are slowly healing from the attack.

Mastermind of 1994 Buenos Aires Bombing Rafsanjani Dies of Heart Attack

Rafsanjani was sought by the Argentinian government for ordering the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires.

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