Reactions to Rabbi Lamm’s Petirah

From the Orthodox Union: The Orthodox Union joins in mourning the loss of, and paying tribute to the memory of, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm. An extraordinary leader, profound thinker, prolific...

Rabbi Blech Shares Memories of Rabbi Lamm

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech via This is not meant to be a eulogy. The death of a giant, be it a monarch or master Jewish scholar and leader, demands a...

Former YU Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm Dies at 92

NEW YORK (JTA) – Norman Lamm, the prolific author and Modern Orthodox rabbi who headed Yeshiva University for nearly three decades, died Sunday. He was 92. As president and chancellor...

Saying Goodbye to Mrs. Suri Klein, a’h

By Yoni Gottlieb On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / 4 Iyar 5780 (Yom HaZikaron), the Jewish community lost another of the ever-dwindling number of remaining Holocaust survivors when Mrs. Suri...

Tribute to Rabbi Baruch Gelfand Upon His Shloshim

“An ish chashuv who took responsibility, loved people, and exuded simchas ha’chaim” would partially describe the larger-than-life person that was Rabbi Baruch Gelfand. Reb Baruch Gelfand was born in New...

Former Seinfeld Actor, Comedian Jerry Stiller Dies at 92

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died due to natural causes, his son, actor Ben Stiller said in a tweet. He was 92. "He was a great dad and grandfather,...

In Memory of Jack Tarzik, a’h

  By Daniel Stroock Last week, I received terrible news. A person very dear to me, Jack Tarzik, had passed away. Jack was sick for weeks in the hospital, battling COVID-19,...

Coronavirus Brings Heavy Losses to Jewish Community

  Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, zt’l The community mourns Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, zt’l, who served as president of OK Kosher Certification for 33 years. A leading international authority on kosher food,...

Former Councilman Noach Dear Dies of Coronavirus

Brooklyn judge and former City Councilman Noach Dear died of coronavirus Sunday. Dear, 66, had been sick with COVID-19 for weeks and was on a ventilator. Noach served on the...

Veteran Confidante of Lubavitcher Rebbe Dies of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic claimed one more Jewish religious leader on Tuesday, with the announcement that a veteran aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe had passed away after contracting the...
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