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Rabbi Who Compiled Laws of the Sabbath Dies at 85

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
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...

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Oldest Member, Dies at Age 89

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
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.

Jewish Psychologist-Media Star Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies

7 Sivan 5773 – May 16, 2013
Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey...

Britain’s Rabbi Sacks Says Thatcher as More like Moses than Aaron

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 18, 2013
British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher on the day of her funeral, saying that “in public, her leadership style...

Ten of Thousands at Funeral of Son of Rav Ovadia Yosef

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 14, 2013
Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi...

Princeton’s Rabbi James Diamond Killed in Traffic Accident

24 Nisan 5773 – April 3, 2013
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...

Chavez and the Jews: a Sorry Tale

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
Before Chavez came to power there were 30,000 Jews in Venezuela. The community has now dwindled to fewer than 9,000.

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