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Scholar and Columnist Professor Barry Rubin Passed Away at 64

Barry Rubin's was a rare voices of clarity in the Israeli academia and in Jewish media. He was one of the good guys.

Ashkelon Mayor Says of Sgt. Yosef, z’l: We Lost One of Our Best Sons

"Israel must calculate a new course in dealing with terror, because it is obvious that something is not working here."

Former Astronaut U.S. Senator John Glenn Dies at 95

The first American to orbit the Earth, former astronaut John Glenn has died at 95. Rest in peace.

Steven Plaut, Prolific And Acerbic Writer, Dies After Long Illness

Plaut was raised in a non-Orthodox Zionist home in Philadelphia (he became increasingly observant after making aliyah in 1981).

Jewish Philanthropist Marc Rich Dies in Switzerland at Age of 78

Financier and "King of Commodities” Marc Rich died on Wednesday following a stroke in Switzerland at the age of 78. He was a long-time philanthropist...

Update: Rebetzin Esther Segal, z’l

Rebetzin Esther Segal, z'l, widow of Rabbi Zev Segal, passed away this weekend.

Israeli President Sends Condolences on Passing of Uzbeki President

Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov had led his nation since it declared independence 25 years ago; now there is a power vacuum and many citizens say they feel a double loss.

Conspiracy Theory and Aliens Expert Barry Chamish, 64

He is best known for his conspiracy theory regarding the Yitzhak Rabin assassination, which received a great deal of support at the time, especially on the right.

Ralph Goldman, Former JDC Head And A Builder of Israel, Dies At 100

"Ralph was an iconic and transformative figure who embodied the notion that all ‘Jews are responsible for one another’ throughout his long and extraordinary life,” said JDC's CEO, Alan Gill.

Rabbi Shteinman, Head of Lithuanian Haredi World, Dies at 104

MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.

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."

Arthur Finkelstein, Political Adviser, Passes at 72

Finkelstein helped several Israeli politicians craft winning political campaigns, among them, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Thousands at Memorial for Jerusalem’s Har Nof Massacre Victims

Thousands attended a Jerusalem memorial service to mark the end of seven days' mourning for five terror victims.

R’ Ben Zion Shenker, z’l, The Monarch of Jewish Music Passes

The music of Modzitz will live on forever thanks to the eternal soul of Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z'l.

Stabbing Victim Hadar Buchris, z’l, Remains in Beloved Jerusalem

The young woman murdered by an Arab terrorist in Gush Etzion on Sunday was laid to rest in Jerusalem, the holy city she loved.

Mossad’s Legendary Mike Harari Passes Away (87)

Harari is most famous for leading Golda Meir's Mossad task force to kill all the Munich terrorists.

Last Survivor of Nazi Raid on Rome’s Jewish Ghetto Dead at 91

Rome's was the last remaining ghetto in Western Europe until ghettos were reintroduced by Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Joan Peters Passes Away

The author of "From Time Immemorial" passed away last night.

R’ Kalman Mendelsohn, Z”L, Ish HaChesed

Three years ago the rabbi immigrated to Israel, making his home in Jerusalem.

A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Uri Elitzur, 68

Uri Elitzur, the Editor of Makor Rishon and Sololov journalism prize winner, passed away on Thursday at age 68.

Bernard Lewis, Praised by Netanyahu as ‘Great Scholar,’ Passes Away at 101

Netanyahu: “Professor Lewis’s wisdom will continue to guide us for years to come.”

Online Warrior Ari Fuld Victim of Fatal Stabbing in Gush Etzion

"I fight anti Israel propaganda and expose those who spread it."

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Avichai Rontzki Dead at 66

Rabbi Rontzki expanded the IDF Jewish Awareness Department and even attempted to force the Army Radio to stop broadcasting on Shabbat.

Albert Klass, Who Played A Key Role In Rise Of The Jewish Press, Dies...

“He had a strong connection to Torah and was very respectful of Torah scholars,” he added. “He was self-educated man who was well read and business savvy.”

Murdered IDF Soldier to be Laid to Rest in Sdei Hemed

IDF Sgt. Omri Levi, age 19, was murdered by an Israeli Arab terrorist in Be'er Sheva at the central bus station.

A Man Of High Rank

With his high energy and commitment to contributing to the klal, Uri looked for gaps to fill.

Pilot’s Family Tells President Rivlin, Cohen Nov Was ‘A Joyful Boy’

"My son loved everyone, he was a joyful boy," the bereaved mother of an Israeli Air Force pilot told President Reuven Rivlin.

My Tanta Shirley’s Enterprise

Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.

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