Rabbi Sacks: The Great Man I Knew

He once confided to me that the rhetoric and backlash was so intense at the time that he contemplated resigning.

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat, 65, Dies of Coronavirus in Jerusalem Hospital

Erekat was one of the most prominent PA spokespersons in the Western media.

Former Chief Rabbi of the UK Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Dead of Cancer at...

While a student at Cambridge, he met with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who convinced him to seek rabbinic ordination and enter the rabbinate.

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, Posek Ha’Dor Passes Away at 91

The rabbi's brother is Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, the spiritual leader of the Staten Island branch of Mesivta Tifereth Yerushalayim.

Farewell James Bond: Actor Sean Connery Dies at 90

"We are all working at understanding this huge event."

Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung, Dead at 78

The reins of management are set to pass to Lee’s only son, Jay Wai Lee.

Satmar Leader Who Supported Corona Health Guidelines Died of the Pandemic

In April, Rabbi Rispler defended New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who rebuked the Chassidic community following a crowded funeral for a victim of the pandemic.

Pittsburgh Rebbe, 64, Dies from COVID-19

To the Jews of Ashdod, the Rebbe was known as the person to whom to turn with the question on “what to do next," regardless of affiliation.

Rabbanit Miriam Levinger Of Hevron Passes Away

She was a role model for all of us in Hevron, both as a devoted mother and wife, and as a round-the-clock servant of the nation...

In Memorium: Rabbanit Miriam Levinger

Pioneer of the revived Jewish Community of Hebron has passed at age 83.

Rebbetzin Miriam Levinger, of the Founders of the Jewish Community in Hebron, Dead at...

"The Rebbetzin was an exemplary mother who raised a great man and many descendants, all soaked in her noble personality."

Rabbi Avraham Lider, Founder of Ahavas Chesed Medical Referral Agency, Dies at 61

So many people in the Crown Heights Chabad-Lubavitch community are stunned at the loss of a man who was a walking encyclopedia of medical contacts.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

“Laws as protectors of the oppressed, the poor, the loner, is evident in the work of my Jewish predecessors on the Supreme Court."

Rabbi Benaya Nebenzahl, 57, Passes Away

Funeral details have yet to be worked out.

Rivlin Pays Shiva Visit to Family of Murdered Rabbi Shai Ohayon z”l

“We have lived in our land for thousands of years, we held onto it and will not let go, even when our enemies try again and again to harm us.”

Remembering A Gentle Giant: Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, zt”l

He was an intellectual giant, but at the same time “down to earth,” always shying away from kavod. He had no airs about him. He was accessible.

Claire Shulman, Former Queens Borough President, Dies at 94

Claire Shulman was the first woman to become the Queens Borough President.

President’s Brother Succumbs to Undisclosed Illness at 71

Robert Trump spent much of his career as a top executive with the family's real-estate business, but shied away from publicity.

Israel Prize Winner Ruth Gavison, 75, Passes Away

Professor Ruth Gavison “put country before party and people before politics. May her memory be a blessing.”

Rav Adin Steinsaltz, z”l: What Was His Secret?

The impact he had upon spreading Torah study – thereby bringing Jews closer to G-d and their faith – cannot be overstated.

Former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, 74, Dies of COVID-19

President Trump said Cain was “adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend."

Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Dead at 73, Battled Drugs, Schizophrenia

"I went kind of holy – no, not holy, religious. I thought I could do it, I thought I was all right on drugs. My failing!"

John Lewis Drew Inspiration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

In 1994, the staunch Democrat Lewis, together with arch-rival Congressman Newt Gingrich, sponsored the bill bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal for the Rebbe.

Jewish and Israel-Related Groups Mourn the Passing of 80-Year-Old Rep. John Lewis

“America is better off because of John Lewis,” noted the Jewish Federations of North America, “and his legacy will live on forever in the many people he inspired to live up to his example.”

Good Bye, NY Jewish Week, and Thank You for All the Stories

The world of Jewish publishing should be a ride in Disneyland: a haunted house where the walls keep pressing in and the floor is creaking open.

Yehuda Wachsman, z’l, 73, Father of Murdered IDF Soldier

“Yehuda chose life. He educated and taught values, Torah and love of the people and the land."

Prof. Zeev Sternhell, Fervent Enemy of Jewish Life in Liberated Territories, Dead at 85

On September 25, 2008, Sternhell was the victim of a pipe bomb attack at his home, and was injured in the leg and hospitalized.

Body of IDF Staff Sergeant Adiel Binyamin Fishler, z’l, Found

Military police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Leader of Modern Orthodoxy, Passes Away At 92

Dr. Lamm, the personification of what YU stood for, was the spokesman for its values and had a vision for how to further things along, which he projected to the outside world.


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