‘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.

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.

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.

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

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

Rabbi Moshe Tendler Dead at 95, Influenced Revolutionary Rulings of Father in Law’s ‘Igros...

Rabbi Tendler was the posek for the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists and served as its president.

Ed Asner Who Created the Legendary Lou Grant Dead at 91

In April 2017, Asner announced that he no longer supports the BDS movement.

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."

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.

Rebbetzin Miriam Levinger, of the Founders of the Jewish Community in Hebron, Dead at...

"The Rebbetzin was an exemplary mother who raised a great man and many descendants, all soaked in her noble personality."

Jerry Stiller Who Gave Us Frank Costanza, Arthur Spooner, Dead at 92

His wife Anne converted to Judaism six years after the wedding and insisted that she did not convert under pressure from her husband.

Rosh Yeshiva, Advocate of Giyur K’halacha, Yoatzot Halacha, Rabbi Nahum Rabinovitch Dies at 92

Rabbi Rabinovitch was a staunch supporter of Nishmat, the only institution in Israel that certifies women as yoatzot halacha – halachic advisors.

Law Professor and Jewish Community Leader Marvin Schick Dead at 85

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.

Head of Agudath Israel, the Novominsker Rebbe, Succumbs to the Coronavirus at 89

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."

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.

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.

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…

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Netanyahu’s Attorney Jacob Weinroth Dead at 71 after Bout with Illness

Weinroth recently retired from representing the Prime Minister's wife, Sara Netanyahu, in a corruption case, after advising her to apologize and pay.

Zion Is Weeping: Thousands Attend Ari Fuld’s Funeral

"Who else could stand up to a terrorist, pull out a gun, jump over a fence and shoot the terrorist so that he won't harm others?"

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