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Second Jewish Family Among Costa Rican Plane Crash Victims

The tenth American on board was an employee of Back-Roads Touring, Amanda Geissler.

MK Yehuda Glick’s Wife Yafa Passed Away

In June, Yehuda Glick posted an emotional call on his Facebook page and his personal Twitter account, calling on people to pray for his wife's recovery.
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Jewish Family of 5 in Costa Rica Plane Crash

According to relatives and friends, Bruce Steinberg was an investment banker, and Irene volunteered at several nonprofit organizations. The family attended the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale.

Yehoshua Hershkowitz, z’l 92, Passes Away

Mr. Hershkowitz, z'l was the founder of Tomche Shabbos.

Israeli Dies in Thailand

Hussein Sabih, 28, sustained a severe head injury and died after jumping from a high cliff into a waterfall in Koh Samui.

Israeli Jewish Mother, 3 Children Die in Brooklyn House Fire

"He's so connected to the community. He is a strong part of the minyan, a very religious, really hard-working guy."

Russia’s President Honored Memory of His Jewish H.S. Teacher

"The embassy helped organize the burial ceremony and commissioned its representative to it."
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Portland’s Former Jewish Mayor Vera Katz Dies at 84

In 1985, Katz became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House.

Hundreds of Thousands in Rabbi Shteinman’s Funeral in Bnei Brak

Police estimate that 600,000 people are participating in the funeral procession.

Rabbi Shteinman, Head of Lithuanian Haredi World, Dies at 104

MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.

Arthur Marcus zt”l – The Man of Great Chesed

40 years ago, Arthur Marcus (ZT"L) established the Central Fund of Israel, allowing the transfer of tax-exempt donations to Israel. In this way, he transferred close to 20 million dollars a year to 300 non-profit organizations.

Head of Tzomet Institute Rabbi Israel Rosen Passed Away at 76

He had no problem calling a spade a spade, as he did in his 2008 article about Amalek as a concept, rather than an ethnic group.

Israel Marks 22 Years Since Assassination of Prime Minister Rabin

PM Rabin, born in Jerusalem, zl was the fifth prime minister of the State of Israel.

Honored Russian Jewish Pianist Michael Klein, 72, Dies On Stage

“Forty-five years he worked at the Philharmonic and literally till his last breath he served the music."

Let’s Make a Deal Host Monty Hall Dead at 96

Monty Hall's wife since 1947, Marilyn Hall, died on June 5, 2017, in their home in Beverly Hills.

He Would Have Won A Fair Fight, Says Regev

The terrorist exploited the fact that Ottman knew him and thus could get close before drawing his gun.

Body of Rabbi Found in Mexico City Rubble An Hour After Start of Rosh...

Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.

Natan and Avital Sharansky Mourn Passing of Prisoner of Zion Maria Slepak

For almost twenty years, Volodya and Maria Slepak were, without exaggeration, the undisputed leaders of the historic movement for the spiritual and physical freedom of Soviet Jewry.

Assemblyman Simanowitz Remembered For Honesty, Intellect, And Passion For Jewish Causes

Mike was very proud of being an Orthodox Jew” recalled Jeff Leb, president and founder of the lobbying firm Capitol Consulting.

Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz Dead at 45, Embodied ‘All That’s Good in an Elected...

He made the news recently when he attacked the Queens Museum in his district for canceling a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN vote to establish a Jewish state in then Palestine.

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Icon, Passes Away at 91

The world stopped smiling on Sunday when the stage went dark in Las Vegas. Jerry Lewis was 91 when he passed away.

Arthur Finkelstein, Political Adviser, Passes at 72

Finkelstein helped several Israeli politicians craft winning political campaigns, among them, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

World’s Oldest Man, Yisrael Kristal z’l, Passes at 113

Mr. Kristal made sweets to thank the Russians who liberated him from the death camp, and later opened a candy shop in Haifa.

Netanyahu Offers Condolences to Family of Apache Pilot, Wishes Speedy Recovery to Navigator

"We know the scale of pain," said Netanyahu, who knows what it's like to lose a family member in the military.

Israeli Boxing Champion Saves 5 Lives with Donated Body Parts

He could have chosen the easy service offered to an outstanding athlete. He preferred, instead, to serve as a combat soldier in the Sayeret Egoz special forces unit.

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