Rabbi Josef Neumann Who Was Stabbed on Chanukah in Monsey Dead at 72

The charges against his assailant are expected to be elevated to murder in the 2nd degree.

Rabbi Avraham HaKohen ‘Romi’ Cohen, z’l, Famed Partisan, Mohel, Succumbs to COVID-19

COVID-19 claimed another treasured member of the Jewish community, a famed Holocaust survivor and Staten Island mohel.

Aryeh Even, 88, First Israeli Who Died of Coronavirus

The health ministry refused to test the old age home's residents, saying it would only do the tests when symptoms started to appear.

Milan Jewish Leader Michele Sciama Succumbs to Coronavirus at 79

He was driven by "an overwhelming force, a fire that animated him and that forced those around him to share his planning.

Former Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal Passes Away at 67

“Eli built Sderot as a metropolis in Israel… The people of Israel will remember him as one of its special sons.”

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dead at 92

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.

Yerachmiel (Rocky) Zweig, z’l, Co-Founder of Neginah Orchestra Passes Away

Born in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, he spent most of his life in Midwood, and co-founded the Neginah Orchestra in 1970.

Kirk Douglas Dead at 103

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."

The Night Kobe Bryant Said He Wouldn’t Mind being Jewish

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…

Chabad-Lubavitch Kashruth Supervisor Yossi Bialo, 34, z’l

Rabbi Bialo is survived by his wife Elli and their two young children.

Geula Cohen Was Right

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.

Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, Head of Bnei Brak Rabbinical Court, Passes Away

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."

Justice Meir Shamgar Who Investigated Baruch Goldstein Killings, Rabin’s Murder, Dead at 94

"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."

Former French President Jacques Chirac, Dead at 86

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.

Cochin Jewish Community Buries Its Oldest Member

On most days, she could be found seated by her souvenir shop window, looking out and chatting with visitors.

Chancellor of Ariel University and Former Minister of Finance Yigal Cohen Orgad z”l 1937-2019

Ariel University announces the passing of Chancellor Yigal Cohen Orgad, 82, a former Minister of Finance, and one of the founders of Ariel University.

Eugen Gluck, Among Earliest Philanthropist to Support the Settlements, Dead at 92

Gluck formed a bond with former MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz of Bet El, in Samaria.

Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva Student Yosef Levi, z’l, Dies in Mexico

The 21-year-old victim was a resident of the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva.

Rabbi Aharon Chaim Harari-Raful z’l of Brooklyn Passes Away

Rabbi Aharon Chaim provided assistance to his father with the daily affairs of running the yeshiva.

Ambassador Friedman’s Mother Dead at 91

The funeral for Mrs. Adelaide Friedman, mother to Ambassador David Friedman, is set for Tues. (Aug. 6) at 11 am in Hewlett NY.

Rabbi Reuven Bauman, Dedicated Mechanech, 35

Rabbi Bauman was extraordinarily dedicated to his students. He made sure every student in his class understood the material being taught, practically tailoring his teaching to each talmid.

Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau Dies 10 Days Shy of 100

In 2005, Morgenthau, 85 years of age, ran against a much younger challenge and a vigorous campaigner, former state court judge Leslie Crocker Snyder. Morgenthau won re-election with more than 99% of the vote.

Body of Israeli Tour Guide Found in Kazbegi Region Near Russian Border

Bar was reported missing on Monday morning, when Israeli searchers working together with local authorities tracked him down.

Officials Work to Return DJ Ronen Dahan’s Body to Israel

The 45-year-old DJ, known to Israelis as Perplex” was a resident of Haifa.

Rabbi Noson Kamenetsky, z’l, Rosh Yeshiva And Rabbinic Historian, 89

To Rabbi Noson’s shock, the book engendered controversy. He had spent his entire life as a happy member of the​ yeshivah world, ​which he revered.

Jewish Inventor of the Pill George Rosenkranz Dead at 103, Changed Society with Help...

The radical success of 20th century "women’s liberation," whether you are for or against it, could not be imagined without the pill.

Funeral for First Lady Nechama Rivlin, z’l, Set for Wednesday

The president and his family will receive condolence calls (shiva) at the presidential residence in Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday.

Nechama Rivlin, First Lady of Israel, z’l, – Scientist, Patron of Poetry

"I . . . wish that our world will always have people in it who make poetry from it."

Israel’s First Lady Nechama Rivlin Passes Away at 73

Nechama Rivlin is expected to be buried on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem in the plot designated for the nations’ leaders and their families.

Human Rights Watch Founder Robert Bernstein Dies at 96

NGO Monitor president Gerald Steinberg noted that “unfortunately, human-rights rhetoric and values are too often manipulated for narrow political agendas. [His] principled voice will sorely be missed.”


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