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Posted on: May 12th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The former director of the 92nd Street Y is dead after hanging himself last Friday at his home in Seagate.
Posted on: May 1st, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Al Feldstein, the former long-time editor of Mad Magazine who turned Alfred E. Neuman into an American icon, died in Montana on Tuesday at the age of 88. Neuman, a freckle-faced nerd without a front tooth, was Feldstein’s vehicle to pan everyone, without regard to race, creed, religion or social status. After George Bush was […]
Posted on: April 16th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.
Posted on: April 11th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Jacob Birnbaum mobilized students to call on the Kremlin to stop the oppression of Soviet Jews.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of the Wall founder was buried this week after she succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. At the Women of the Wall prayer service on Tuesday, the worshipers recited […]
Posted on: March 30th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iran's Chief Rabbi, Chacham Rabbi Yosef Hamadani Cohen died over Shabbat.
Posted on: March 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Peretz Sontag, a widely respected Orthodox Jew from Monsey who has been missing for 10 days, was found dead in his car that crashed over a ravine. Police are not treating the death as a suicide. After he was reported missing, police said that Sontag had been depressed and indicated he might harm himself. His […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Retired Supreme Court Edmund Levy, who headed a three-man committee that debunked allegations that Israel is an “occupier,” died Tuesday night at the age of 72. He served on the Supreme Court from 2000 to 2011, capping a legal career that began with studies at Tel Aviv University several years after his family immigrated to […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Moscowitz died after not waking up during a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A New Jersey rabbinical student on his way to morning prayers was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Brooklyn. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, a student at Tiferes Bachurim, a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva in Morristown, was visiting friends in Crown Heights on Sunday for a pre-wedding party. Gruntzweig, a Ukraine native, was pronounced dead at the […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died. Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor and was still playing the piano, died Sunday morning in London. “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” the 38-minute film about her […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Sid Caeser, one of the Jewish pioneers of comedy on television, is literally irreplaceable.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Gordon Zacks, a founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition and an unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush, has died. Zacks, a businessman who also was chairman of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School named for his mother, died Saturday at home in the Columbus, Ohio, area following a brief illness. He was 80. He was among […]
Posted on: February 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Barry Rubin's was a rare voices of clarity in the Israeli academia and in Jewish media. He was one of the good guys.
Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Legendary folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on Monday in New York City at the age of 94, left behind a complicated if not questionable legacy when it came to Israel. Famous for 1960s hits like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Seeger […]
Posted on: January 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The wife of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Tatiana (Tania) Edelstein passed away on Thursday night at age 63. The Edelsteins became religious while still living in the USSR, where Tatiana was a Hebrew teacher and promoted Aliyah until they were allowed to leave to Israel. While still in the USSR, Yuli was arrested, as Jewish […]
Posted on: January 24th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Her name was synonymous with leftist animosity towards Jewish tradition in Israel.
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.
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