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In Israel, leadership is no protection against grief in wartime; Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is related to fallen Givati officer 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin.
Lone Soldier from LA Receives Hero’s Farewell
An Iron Dome and additional steps are being deployed so that Gazan rockets don't hit anyone at Ariel Sharon's funeral.
The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.
If anyone can bring the prayers of Am Yisrael before the Kisei HaKavod, we know that Shlomo can.
Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi...
The website Egypt Independent reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Hesham Qandil's car was vandalized by angry mourners during the funeral of the 16 Egyptian...
A childless man once pleaded to the Almighty, “Creator of the world! Please send me a son so that I may teach him the Torah.” The Almighty heard the prayer and sent him a son whom the father named Shaul. When Shaul was old enough his father began to teach him Torah and, thus, they continued for many years.
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of four Jews murdered in the shooting attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, Interior Minister Eli Yishai, and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin were among those that arrived at Givat Shaul's Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning to lay the victims to rest.
Live coverage of the funeral of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt"l
There is so much tragedy, so much sham in the world, that people no longer know how to make a distinction between emes - truth, and blatant falsehood - and we Jews suffer from this plague more than others. Israel is constantly under attack, constantly demonized by a world that has become increasingly anti-Semitic, by a world that would secretly be happy to G-d forbid, see yet another Holocaust unfold.
In a recent front-page essay (May 30, 2008) and in last month's "Glimpses" column we traced the life of Rabbi Jacob Joseph (1840-1902). Rabbi Joseph, who studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva, was an outstanding Talmudic scholar and one of Rav Yisroel Salanter's main students.