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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
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Obituaries
 

World’s Oldest Jewish Person Dies at 113

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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The Bus Stop – A Father’s Day Tribute

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.

 

Rabbi Who Compiled Laws of the Sabbath Dies at 85

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah,” died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of Jews rely on his two-volume book on the laws of Shabbat. He upgraded the first version more than 20 years ago to change several leniencies that he later prohibited. He […]

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (center), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (right) and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy in 2007
 

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Oldest Member, Dies at Age 89

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday at the age 89. His life was a classic Jewish rag-to-riches story of a young man who worked his way to business and political success.

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Attorney Howard Grief

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

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It is with great sadness that we heard about the passing last night  of our dear friend Attorney Howard Grief . Howard Grief, author of the amazing book “Legal Rights and Title of Sovereignty of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel and Palestine under international law” was a passionate lover of Israel and […]

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In Memory of my Zeidy, Harry Rosenthal

Posted on: May 30th, 2013

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He never boasted about his accomplishments, preferring to work hard in the background.

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Jewish Psychologist-Media Star Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies

Posted on: May 16th, 2013

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Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey Monday at the age of 85. She was buried at the Beth David Cemetery on Long Island. Born in Brooklyn, she earned degrees in psychology from Cornell and Columbia. She broke […]

 

Fred Lafer, Longtime Jewish Leader, Dies

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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Fred Lafer, a longtime leader of several Jewish institutions, died Tuesday in New Jersey after suffering from leukemia. Lafer served as president and chairman of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy beginning in 2000. He also was chairman of the executive committee of the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem’s board of directors. He also […]

 

Samaritan High Priest Dies (87)

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home in Mount Grizim on Friday.

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Britain’s Rabbi Sacks Says Thatcher as More like Moses than Aaron

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher on the day of her funeral, saying that “in public, her leadership style was more like Moses than Aaron, more conviction and confrontation than compromise and conciliation. “But we need both. Aaron was more loved than Moses. The sages said that when Aaron died, […]

 

Ten of Thousands at Funeral of Son of Rav Ovadia Yosef

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Israel and of the most influential rabbis in Israel. Yaakov Yosef died Friday afternoon at the age of 66, succumbing to a long struggle with […]

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Thatcher Remembered for her Affection for Britain’s Jews

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — History will remember former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for relentlessly facing down communism and helping to turn back more than three decades of socialist advance in her country. But it was Thatcher’s embrace of British Jews and insistent promotion of Jews in her Conservative Party that inspired an outpouring of tributes […]

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My Tanta Shirley’s Enterprise

Posted on: April 7th, 2013

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Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.

 

Princeton’s Rabbi James Diamond Killed in Traffic Accident

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

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Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud study group. Rabbi Diamond, 73, who retired from the center 10 years ago, was killed when a speeding car crashed into a parked car which the rabbi was entering on the […]

Rabbi Herschel Schacter conducting a Passover seder in the Buchenwald concentration camp.
 

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, former Chair of Presidents Conference , Dies at 95

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died. Schacter, the first U.S. Army chaplain to enter and participate in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, died Thursday. He was 95. Along with serving as chairman of the Presidents Conference from 1967 to 1969, he […]

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Former MK Marina Solodkin Passed Away at 60 in Latvia

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

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Former Kadima Knesset Member Marina Solodkin passed away on Saturday night at the age of 60. Solodkin was in Riga, the Latvian capital, at a conference against Fascism. She is survived by her husband and two children. According to the Russian news agency, she was found dead in her hotel room, and doctors believe she […]

The Neshchizer Rebbe's body laying in his beit midrash in Ashdod.
 

The Neshchizer Rebbe Passed Away

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Even while he was severely ill, he was determined not to change his daily agenda despite his pain.

 

Hugo Chavez Dies

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58. He has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.

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Rabbi Menachem Froman and Muslim cleric stand with copies of the Koran at a roadblock near Nablus  in apology for vandalism at a mosque
 

Rabbi Froman of Tekoa, Gush Etzion, Dies after Long Illness

Posted on: March 4th, 2013

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Rabbi Menachem Froman died Monday night at has home in Tekoa in Gush Etzion, where 200 of his students and followers sang and prayed instead of learning with him a weekly lesson in the mystical Zohar.

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Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson
 

Rabbi Joseph Friedenson, Yiddish Journal Editor, Dies At 93

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

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Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson carried the title of “rabbi,” but his “pulpit” was far wider than any within four walls.

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