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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.
Posted on: February 10th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
In 1971, Hartman and his wife Bobbi and their five children, made aliyah to Israel with plans to establish an institute for Jewish studies in Israel
Posted on: February 1st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Koch never met a solicitation for an opinion that he didn't like.
Posted on: January 24th, 2013News & Views
According to Dershowitz, Glemp "was forced to apologize" as the result of Dershowitz's lawsuit against him.
Posted on: January 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Ron Nachman, the Mayor of the Samarian city of Ariel, passed away after losing his battle to bladder cancer.
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