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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 […]
Posted on: April 7th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: March 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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 […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
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 […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Even while he was severely ill, he was determined not to change his daily agenda despite his pain.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → Global
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday at age 58. He has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.
Posted on: March 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Obituaries
Joseph (Yossel) Friedenson carried the title of “rabbi,” but his “pulpit” was far wider than any within four walls.
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