Jackie Mason, Rabbi Whose Sermons Did So Much Better on Broadway, Dead at 93

After his father died, Mason left his job as a rabbi to become a standup comedian because, as he put it, "Somebody in the family had to make a living."

IDF Brig.Gen. Sharon Asman Dies After Collapsing During Combat Training Exercise

The IDF general "“contributed greatly to Israel’s security for about 25 years while serving in combat and command positions."

Professor Sol Green, Founder of 2 Social Work Schools, Passes Away in Jerusalem

Professor Green immigrated to Israel with his late wife, Julia z"l, in 1990.

Founder of Hezbollah Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur Dies of Corona Complications

As Iran's ambassador to Syria, he played a pivotal role in the creation of the Lebanese radical Shia terrorist organization Hezbollah.

Last Surviving Liberator of Auschwitz David Dushman Dies at 98

Dushman suffered severe injuries on three separate occasions during the war and was one of 69 soldiers out of 12,000 in his Red Army division to survive the war.

Scientist Avi Har-Even, 85, Succumbs to Injuries from Acco’s Arab Riots

“There is an attempt to return to the routine, but there are constant riots by Arabs against Jews.”

Dr. Eilat Mazar, Famed Archeologist of Jerusalem, Passes Away

Mazar directed excavations in the City of David and the Temple Mount’s southern wall.

Yehuda Klopfer z”l, 96

Yehuda was a survivor of Aushwitz. This is his story.

Notorious Ponzi-Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies at Age 82

Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies in 2009, saying he was “deeply sorry and ashamed,” and was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison.

Alcee Hastings, Pro-Israel Democratic Congressman Mourned

The Jewish community of Hebron mourned Hastings as the representative who wrote a resolution supporting the Jewish connection to the City of Abraham.

Iraq’s Last Jewish Doctor, Known for Offering Free Medical Services, Dies at 61

Dr. Thafer Eliyahu, an orthopedist in Baghdad, was nicknamed “the doctor of the poor.”

David Mintz, Creator of Kosher Tofutti Products, Passes Away

The blessings of the Rebbe resulting in massive success; the creation of Tofutti, a non-dairy ice cream substitute made of tofu.

Manfred Gerstenfeld, Long Time Contributor to the Jewish Press, Dead at 84

Gerstenfeld was considered one of the deepest and most influential thinkers in the study of anti-Semitism.

Netanyahu Extends Condolences to Rush Limbaugh’s Family

Rush Limbaugh argued that Israel must be allowed to defeat its enemies, and that would bring peace.

Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, 70, Passes Away

When awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020, former President Donald Trump called Rush Limbaugh "a special man beloved by millions of Americans."

Editor, Author and Attorney Turned Archaeology Expert Hershel Shanks Dies at 90

Hershel Shanks spearheaded the release of the photographs of Dead Sea Scroll fragments that had never before been published.

Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz Dies at 100

Former US Secretary of State George Shultz, top American diplomat in the governments of two Republican presidents, has passed away, his family said on...

Ruth Dayan Founder of Maskit, Divorcee of Illustrious Soldier, Dead at 103

In 1954, Dayan founded Maskit, a fashion and decorative arts house that created jobs for new immigrants and preserved Jewish ethnic crafts and culture.

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski, z”l Passes and The World is a Darker Place

Only by shedding light on a subject, said Rabbi Dr. Twerski, can one drive away the darkness and begin to heal the pain.

Update: Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, Global Addiction Expert, Passes Away

Rabbi Twerski is survived by his second wife Dr. Gail Twerski, three sons, a daughter and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Myriads Attend Funeral of Brisk Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Soloveitchik in Jerusalem

Rabbi Soloveitchik was considered by the Briskers to be one of the last authentic remnants of a pre-World War 2 Lithuanian yeshivas.

Settlement Enterprise Stalwart Moshe Moskowitz Dead at 96

In the early 1980s, he helped establish the settlement of Efrat and served for more than four years as the head of the settlement and the first head of the local council.

TV and Radio Talk Show Host Larry King Dies at 87

"While it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs."

Global Banker Baron Benjamin de Rothschild Dies at 57

In April 2020 the Rothschild Foundation donated NIS 50 million to 22 Israeli hospitals for the purchase of badly needed medical equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Sheldon Adelson, Mega Philanthropist, Passes Away at 87

"The supporting waters have vanished heavenward. Only a vast, dry seabed remains. The loss is colossal."

Yad Vashem Mourns the Passing of Partisan Baruch Shub

"Baruch was a partisan and a fighter who, throughout his life, embodied the survivors' rebirth and commitment to building a new life for himself, his family, his nation, and his country."

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.


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