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Video Memories of Jewish Comedian Sid Caeser

Sid Caeser, one of the Jewish pioneers of comedy on television, is literally irreplaceable.

Republican Jewish Coalition Co-Founder Gordon Zacks Dies

Gordon Zacks, a founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition and an unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush, has died. Zacks, a businessman who also was...

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.

Pete Seeger Leaves Behind Complicated Legacy on Israel

Legendary folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on Monday in New York City at the age of 94, left behind a...

Wife of Knesset Speaker Edelstein Passes Away

The wife of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Tatiana (Tania) Edelstein passed away on Thursday night at age 63. The Edelsteins became religious while still living...

Shulamit Aloni, Anti-Religious Leftist, Meets Maker

Her name was synonymous with leftist animosity towards Jewish tradition in Israel.

Arik Is Dead

Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

Philanthropist Billionaire Edgar Bronfman Dead at 84

He died peacefully in his home in New York, surrounded by family.

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

Nelson Mandela (95)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away Thursday night in his Johannesburg home, at the age of 95. Mandela spent 27 years in a South African jail,...

Bibi and Peres Sing ‘You and I, We’ll Change the World’ (Video)

If you really love Israel, get out your Kleenex to wipe the tears as Peres and Netanyahu sing together the epic “You and I, We'll Change to World” by the late Arik Einstein. Lyrics are below so you can sing along and cry.

The ‘Chicken Lady’ Who Helped the Poor Dies at Age 90

Bracha Kapach, wife of a scholarly rabbi from Yemen and more widely known as the “Chicken Lady,” died Tuesday morning in Jerusalem at the...

Tze’i Lach B’ikvei Hatzon… A Tribute to my Grandmother, Mrs. Irene Klass, on her...

My grandmother, Mrs. Irene Klass, passed away three years ago after a long and full life, Baruch Hashem. My grandmother paved the way for us, trying to make sure that we would have a path to follow on our own long journeys.

In Memory Of Dr. Ivan Mauer (Yitzchak ben Tzvi)

Memories and thoughts of you my beloved husband are always with me. It is the third yahrzeit of your death and I remain bereft.

Sam Halpern, Philanthropist, 93

Holocaust survivor and noted Jewish Philanthropist Sam Halpern passed away at the age of 93.

Lou Reed Dead at 71

A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.

Bnei Akiva Founder Rabbi Avraham Zuckerman Dies

Rabbi Avraham Zuckerman, founder of the Bnei Akiva yeshiva network and a leader in the national-religious movement in Israel, has died. Zuckerman, whose Bnei Akiva...

‘Rain on Entebbe’ Producer Daniel Blatt Dies at Age 76 in LA

Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, One of Today’s Giant Torah Sages, Dies at 93

World Jewry lost one its greatest Torah sages and political leaders Tuesday. Rabi Ovadia Yosef, known affectionately as Rav Ovadia, has passed away at the age of 93, but his memory will be a blessed memory for millions.

Philip Berg (86), the Kabbalah Centre Rabbi

Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the controverisal Kabbalah Centre passed away on Monday

Philanthropist and Activist Shlomo Zakheim Dies

Zakheim frequently used his access to ambulances and helicopters to transfer sick or injured individuals to hospitals.

Alvin Kushner, Former Detroit Jewish Leader, Dies

Alvin Kushner, the former executive director of what is now the JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit, died Monday at the age of 88. Kushner led what...

Singer Eydie Gormé Dead at 84

Gormé was born as Edith Garmezano in The Bronx, New York, in 1928, the daughter of Sephardi-Jewish parents.

The Legacy Of Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht

Monday, Tu B’Av (July 22), marked the 23rd yahrzeit of late Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, a world-renowned communal rabbi and chinuch activist who inspired many with his books and talks. Rabbi Hecht had a unique relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and carried out many important missions and projects at his directive.

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