Former MK Elyakim Haetzni Passes Away at 96

Elyakim Haetzni was among the founders of Kiryat Arba, and helped re-establish the Jewish community in Hebron.

Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, Founder of Nachal Haredi, Passed Away at 82

Rabbi Schwartz was awarded the Moskowitz prize for Zionism.

Mikhail Gorbachev Who Ended Communist Rule in the Soviet Union Dead at 91

In 1996, Gorbachev ran for president of Russia but won only 0.51% of the vote.

Israeli Musical Icon Zvika Pick Dead at 72

In 2018, Pick suffered a stroke on board a flight from London to Israel and was hospitalized for an extended period.

Orthodox Jewish Man Murdered in Washington DC

The Metropolitan Police Department has offered up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator/s of this heinous murder.

The Late Olivia Newton-John Wrote about her Jewish Grandfather Nobel Winner Max Born

Newton-John dabbled in Kabballah in her 2006 album Grace and Gratitude.

Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, Head of Jerusalem’s Eida HaChareidis, Passes Away

Rabbi Weiss has served as head of the Eida HaChareidis since July 14, 2003.

Billionaire Jewish Philanthropist Lily Safra, 87, Passes Away

Lily Safra never remarried following the death of her billionaire husband. The couple owned homes in Switzerland, the UK, France, New York and Monaco.

Dr. Zev Vladimir Zelenko, 49, Passes Away

Dr. Zelenko became famous for his "Zelenko Protocol" at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko Dead at 49, Promoted the ‘Zelenko Protocol’

On March 21, 2020, Zelenko posted a video to YouTube and Facebook addressed to President Donald Trump.

Rabbi Dr. David Weiss Halivni, 95, Passes Away

Rabbi Halivni was a recipient of the Bialik Prize in 1985, the National Jewish Book Award in 1997, and the Israel Prize in 2008 for his work in Talmud.

ZAKA’s Disgraced Yehuda Meshi Zahav Dead at 62

In 2003, Meshi Zahav lit, as one of the founders of ZAKA, a beacon at the torch lighting ceremony on Mount Herzl.

‘Polish Schindler’ Józef Walaszczyk Dead at 102

In 1940 or the spring of 1941, Walaszczyk fell in love with Irena Front, who did not tell him she was Jewish.

Israeli Writer A.B. Yehoshua Passes Away

A.B. Yehoshua received the 1995 Israel Prize for Culture in addition to numerous other honors, including the Bialik Prize and the Jewish National Book Award.

Belgian Teacher Who Rescued Hundreds of Jewish Children Dead at 100

"What I did was merely my duty. Disobeying the laws of the time was just the normal thing to do."

Original Gerber Baby Ann Turner Cook Dead at 95

The family's neighbor, the artist Dorothy Hope Smith, did a charcoal drawing of Ann when she was a baby.

Rabbi Uri Zohar, Gifted Trailblazer in Comedy, Film, and Teshuva, Dead at 86

Israel was much smaller and more homogeneous in the 1970s, a fact that greatly enhanced Rabbi Zohar’s impact on Israeli society.

Inventor of Drugs for MS, Cancer, Prof. Michael Sela Passes Away

"Prof. Sela made numerous discoveries that forever changed the face of immunological research worldwide."

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper Dead at 90, Counselled Thousands of Youths

The funeral for Rabbi Stolper will be held Thursday morning in Borough Park at 9 am at the Shomrei Hadass Chapel. His body will be brought to Israel for burial.

Rabbi Simcha HaKohen Kook Passes Away at 92

Rabbi Kook was the driving force behind an active, successful effort to create a bridge of peace between Rehovot’s secular and religious communities.

South African Human Rights Activist Rhoda Kadalie, True Friend of Israel, Dead at 68

Rhoda Kadalie always spoke truth to power, which in South Africa included her being a staunch defender of Israel against the official antisemitic line.

Character Actor Nehemiah Persoff Dead at 102, Played in On the Waterfront, Gunsmoke, Yentl

His wife of 70 years, Thia, died of cancer in 2021. They had four children.

Billionaire Industrialist Eitan Wertheimer Dead at 70 after Fight with Cancer

Under his management, the company's profitability grew more than 20-fold.

George Costanza’s Mom Estelle Harris Dead at 93

Harris pursued an acting career after her three children (two boys and a girl) had grown up.

Noam Shalit, Father of Gilad Shalit, Passes Away

Noam Shalit was a vigorous and vocal advocate in the effort to free his son.

America’s First Female Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Dead at 84

Albright served as the top US diplomat during the final four years of the administration of President Bill Clinton, from 1997 to 2001.

Watch: Netanyahu’s Short Notes during Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky’s Funeral

"We will always, always, guard his memory and walk in his light."

Haredi Leading Authority Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Dead at 94

Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral will take place on Sunday.

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