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 chose life. He educated and taught values, Torah and love of the people and the land."
On September 25, 2008, Sternhell was the victim of a pipe bomb attack at his home, and was injured in the leg and hospitalized.
Military police have opened an investigation into the incident.
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.
"He was hero of Diaspora Jewry in the US and built up its relations with Israel. He was a gifted orator, a visionary leader ... and a kind man."
The terrorist threw down a large stone onto Amit Ben-Yigal's head from above, while his unit was searching for a group of terrorists in the town.
His wife Anne converted to Judaism six years after the wedding and insisted that she did not convert under pressure from her husband.
Rabbi Rabinovitch was a staunch supporter of Nishmat, the only institution in Israel that certifies women as yoatzot halacha – halachic advisors.
Schick, whose writings appeared in The Jewish Press, founded the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA) in 1965, and served as its first president.
Rabbi Haber was a victim of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Rebbetzin Faiga Korenblit, a longtime resident of Flatbush and beloved Rebbetzin of Ohel Moshe Chevra Thilim Lubavitch Shul, passed away on Shabbos.
“Judge Dear had a certain energetic, colorful persona that epitomized the great diversity . . . He will be sorely missed."
The Rabbi was admitted to the hospital last week for symptoms of the virus.
After 9/11, Newsweek quoted him as saying: "Today, the world is not the same as it was yesterday. If we are the same as we were yesterday, then it is pure folly."
“I’m sorry,” he told the shocked family. “We took out the wrong casket. Please wait while I return this casket and bring out Mr. Grunwald.”
The charges against his assailant are expected to be elevated to murder in the 2nd degree.
COVID-19 claimed another treasured member of the Jewish community, a famed Holocaust survivor and Staten Island mohel.
The health ministry refused to test the old age home's residents, saying it would only do the tests when symptoms started to appear.
He was driven by "an overwhelming force, a fire that animated him and that forced those around him to share his planning.
“Eli built Sderot as a metropolis in Israel… The people of Israel will remember him as one of its special sons.”
His death came when the deposed iron-fisted ruler of Egypt couldn't have been more cognizant of his complete rejection by his former subjects.
Born in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, he spent most of his life in Midwood, and co-founded the Neginah Orchestra in 1970.
Douglas pointed out that his films The Juggler (1953), Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), and Remembrance of Love (1982), were about "a Jew who doesn't think of himself as one, and eventually finds his Jewishness."
It boggles the mind that Maccabi Tel Aviv had a chance to count the amazing Kobe Bryant in its ranks – and he already looked fantastic in a yellow uniform…
Rabbi Bialo is survived by his wife Elli and their two young children.
Geula Cohen, brave woman, you were right and so many of us were dead wrong. Which is why so many of us are dead, before our time.
The Shas Torah Council of Scholars said in a statement, "The world of Torah and Halakha lost one of the great halachic ajudicators of the generation."
"The state is not the property of those who are living in it today," Shamgar declared. "They are just the beginning of the message of the salvation of the children of Israel."
Chirac visited the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Western Wall, on October 22, 1996, in the second year of his first term in office.