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Former Justice Minister Ya’akov Ne’eman Passes Away at 77

4 Tevet 5777 – January 1, 2017
Former Justice Minister Ya'akov Ne'eman has passed away after a long fight with a "difficult illness" at the age of 77.

Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84, One Day after Daughter Carrie Fisher

29 Kislev 5777 – December 29, 2016
Reynolds had a stroke while working with her son, Todd Fisher, on funeral plans for Carrie.

Hollywood Actress Carrie Fisher, Dead at 60

28 Kislev 5777 – December 27, 2016
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia, has passed away from cardiac arrest.

Celebrities’ Celebrity: Jewish-Born Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead at 99

19 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
Her 1986 marriage to Prince Frederic von Anhalt entitled her to pass on as Princess von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony.

Dr. Henry Heimlich (96)

18 Kislev 5777 – December 17, 2016
Dr. Heimlich discovered the Heimlich maneuver.

Jewish Woman Murdered in Turkey

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
A Turkish Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish Turkish man was killed in Istanbul in unclear circumstances.

Former Astronaut U.S. Senator John Glenn Dies at 95

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
The first American to orbit the Earth, former astronaut John Glenn has died at 95. Rest in peace.

Remembering Ezra Schwartz, hy’d, By Creating a Garden at Oz veGaon

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
Sometimes the best way to honor and hold the memory of a departed soul is through building or planting new life. And so it was at Oz veGaon.

Holocaust Banknote Forger Adolf Burger Dead at 99

He visited the Bank of England and met the Chief Cashier, who presented him with one of the notes which he had forged in the concentration camp more than sixty years earlier.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Fidel Castro, 90

26 Heshvan 5777 – November 26, 2016
Cuba's communist dictator Fidel Castro passed away at age 90.

R’ Ben Zion Shenker, z’l, The Monarch of Jewish Music Passes

20 Heshvan 5777 – November 21, 2016
The music of Modzitz will live on forever thanks to the eternal soul of Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z'l.

Watch Complete Movie ‘You Never Know’ on Shlomo Carlebach’s 22nd Yahrzeit [video]

16 Heshvan 5777 – November 17, 2016
If you ask “What are you” – you destroy the world. If you ask “Who are you?” you build the world…” (Shlomo Carlebach).

Jewish Singer and Songwriter Leonard Cohen, 82 [video]

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen passed away this week at age 82.

Labor Party to Hold Rabin Memorial After Annual Event Cancelled

29 Tishri 5777 – October 31, 2016
Labor Party to hold Rabin memorial after annual event fails due to lack of interest and funds.

Headstone Unveiling Held in Jerusalem for Late Pres. Shimon Peres, z’l

28 Tishri 5777 – October 29, 2016
The headstone of the late Pres. Shimon Peres, z'l, was unveiled in Jerusalem on Oct. 28, 2016.

President Rivlin Visits Bereaved Family of Israeli Teen Killed on Israel-Egyptian Border

26 Tishri 5777 – October 28, 2016
Pres. Reuven Rivlin visits the grieving family of an Israeli Bedouin teen shot and killed by accident on the Israel-Egypt border.

Israeli Hiker Killed While Trekking the Ganges in India

19 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
An Israeli hiker was killed while he and his family were trekking along the Ganges River in India.

MLK’s Attorney Jack Greenberg Dead at 91

12 Tishri 5777 – October 14, 2016
As a sign of a changing relationship between Jews and Blacks, in 1982 the Harvard Black Law Students Association objected to Greenberg's teaching a civil rights course jointly with black lawyer Julius L. Chambers.

King of Thailand Passes Away After 70 Years of Gentle Rule

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
After ruling for 70 years, the King of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88, leaving anxiety in his wake.

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