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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.”

Herman Wouk, Jewish American Author, Dies at 103

Herman Wouk studied Talmud daily and for a great part of his life also led a weekly Talmud class.

Israel Mourns Passing of Kaliver Rebbe, zt’l

The Admor gave voice the spiritual heroism of Jews during the Holocaust and did all he could to honor the memory of its victims.

3-yr-old NY Boy Dies After Hit by Bus in Beitar Illit

The child and his family were visiting relatives in the community for the Passover holiday.

UNDOF Commander Passes Away Unexpectedly in Israel

"His hard work and unwavering commitment to regional stability were truly appreciated. He will be sorely missed.”

Funeral Details for Late MIA, IDF Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Baumel, z’l

Sgt. Baumel will be laid to rest in the national military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Skulener Rebbe, zt’l, is Laid to Rest

The Rebbe was laid to rest beside his father, the previous Rebbe, in Monsey.

Skulener Rebbe Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, zt’l, Passes Away

The Rebbe, zt'l was known for the thousands of niggunim he composed.

Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, Passes Away at 84

Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau served in his position for 32 years and operated a kosher-certification supervision organization, in addition to overseeing other religious issues for the city.

Air France Pilot of Entebbe Rescue Fame Dies at Age 95

“By refusing with bravery to quit in the face of anti-Semitism and barbary, he honored France.”

Legendary Spymaster Rafi Eitan, Dead at 92

“The foundations that Rafi laid in the first years of the state are a significant layer in the activities of the Mossad even today. The people of Israel owe him much."

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger Passed Away following Clash with Terrorist

Rabbi Ettinger served for three years as dean of the Oz V'Emunah hesder yeshiva in the Neve Sha'anan neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv.

Muriel Arens, Wife of Moshe Arens, Passes Away

"Muriel accompanied Moshe with endless devotion to all his public functions. She served as a strong supporter for him, and he gave her his deep thanks."

Mother of Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz Passed Away

Shiva will take place at the home of Minister Katz, 28 HaCremim Street, Moshav Achim.

Israeli Ambassador’s Mother Succumbs in Chile Rafting Accident

At least one victim is still in serious condition, and four others are hospitalized in fair condition.

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