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Isi Leibler and How a Two-State Solution Not Currently Feasible, But Must Not Be Abandoned
 
Lebanon Reports IAF Overflights

September 18, 2014 - 1:13 AM
 
Hamas Denies Arresting Rocket Crew

September 18, 2014 - 12:54 AM
 
Late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

September 17, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

September 17, 2014 - 10:41 PM
 
Minister Gidon Saar Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

September 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Anti-Semitic Store Guard Sacked by British Sporting Goods Store

September 17, 2014 - 9:56 PM
 
NYC Police Looking into Swastika Fliers in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

September 17, 2014 - 6:55 PM
 
Russia and Egypt Agree to $3.5B Arms Deal

September 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM
 
Muslims Say ISIS Has ‘Nothing To Do With Islam’

September 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM
 
PA Unity Government Not Unified

September 17, 2014 - 4:19 PM
 
China Buys Israeli Smart Irrigation Tech Company for $20 Million

September 17, 2014 - 2:57 PM
 
Israel Officially Recognizes Nationality of ‘Aramean’

September 17, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
Brussels Jewish Museum Reopens with Upgraded Security

September 17, 2014 - 2:16 PM
 
Shelling on Golan Heights Strikes Close to Israeli News Team

September 17, 2014 - 1:59 PM
 
New York Man Recruiting for ISIS, Prosecutors Say

September 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
European Jewry is Dying and Afraid

September 17, 2014 - 1:22 PM
 
Hundreds Dead & Missing in Hamas Human Trafficking Ring

September 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM
 
Mother of Naftali Frenkel With Rosh HaShana Request for Jewish Unity [video]

September 17, 2014 - 11:29 AM
 
Hot Today, Cooling Off Tomorrow

September 17, 2014 - 10:54 AM
 
Hamas Arrests Yesterday’s Rocket Launchers

September 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM
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Obituaries
 

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

News & ViewsObituaries

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 […]

Eydie Gorme16
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Sephardi-Jewish parents.

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Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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Monday, Tu B’Av (July 22), marked the 23rd yahrzeit of late Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, a world-renowned communal rabbi and chinuch activist who inspired many with his books and talks. Rabbi Hecht had a unique relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and carried out many important missions and projects at his directive.

 

Posted on: July 20th, 2013

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Helen Thomas, who in this paper’s view, is most famous for her anti-Semitic statement that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany, Poland and the United State, died on Saturday at age 92.

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Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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Financier and “King of Commodities” Marc Rich died on Wednesday following a stroke in Switzerland at the age of 78. He was a long-time philanthropist who supported Israel and became a citizen of the country. He will be buried on Israel on Thursday. Rich was born in Belgium, and his family fled the Nazis to […]

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Posted on: June 21st, 2013

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Rabbi Uzi Meshulam (60) died on Friday afternoon. Meshulam was an activist who claimed that thousands of Yemenite babies were taken away from their families by the Israeli government when they were brought to Israel between 1948 and 1954 . Meshulam’s activism escalated until it resulted in a standoff between Israeli police and Meshulam’s followers […]

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Posted on: June 20th, 2013

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Anerican actor James Gandolfini, whose depiction of Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos,’ about a troubled mobster trying to balance his family life and his life of crime, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome. The presumed, but not yet confirmed, cause of death is a heart attack. Gandolfini won three times both the Prime […]

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Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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Frieda Hikind, mother of New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, died on Noonday at the age of 95. Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. (EDT) at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park. Mrs. Hikind suffered a massive stroke last week after having been hospitalized for several weeks in Maimonides Hospital. She was born in Czechoslovakia […]

 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

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The world’s oldest Jewish person has died in New York City at age 113, the Star Tribune reports. Evelyn Kozak’s granddaughter, Brucha Weisberger, says she died early Tuesday in a hospital after suffering a heart attack the day before. Kozak was the world’s oldest documented Jewish person and the seventh-oldest person in the world, according […]

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Posted on: June 12th, 2013

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Growing up in North Woodmere, Long Island in the 1960’s was tantamount to being immersed in a spiritual wasteland. My parents, Rabbi Meshulem and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis were the rabbi and rebbetzin of Congregation Ohr Torah, the only Orthodox synagogue in the area at that time. Since there were no yeshivas for me to attend locally, my parents sent me to a yeshiva in Queens called Ohr Yisroel.

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