Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: August 11th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Sephardi-Jewish parents.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
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, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: June 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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 […]
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
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, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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 […]
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
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.
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: June 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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.
Posted on: June 3rd, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
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 […]
Posted on: May 30th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
He never boasted about his accomplishments, preferring to work hard in the background.
Posted on: May 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: May 1st, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: April 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Samaritan High Priest Aharon Ben Av-Hisda died in his home in Mount Grizim on Friday.
Posted on: April 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
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, […]
Posted on: April 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: April 9th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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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