Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, zt’l

By David Feder This past erev Shabbos, the West Hempstead community and Klal Yisrael at large lost a tremendous talmid chacham and tzaddik, HaRav Yehuda Kelemer, zt’l. I would like to...

Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson Dies At 87, Tributes Pour In

By Gary Willig, Israel National News and 5TJT Staff Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson has passed away, the Las Vegas Sands company announced Tuesday. He was 87. According to the statement, Adelson died from...

Community Mourns Rabbi Kelemer of West Hempstead

Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, Mara D’atra of the Young Israel of West Hempstead, is niftar. Rabbi Kelemer, HaRav Yehuda Ben Rivka Leah, has led the shul since 1983. The levaya took place...

Remembering the Rabbis, Pioneers and Innovators We Lost in 2020

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — There’s no way to tally all whom we lost in 2020, a year when we mourned even our ability to carry out time-tested rituals of grief. Among...

Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, Pioneer of Women’s Leadership in Orthodoxy, Dies

(JTA) — Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, a pioneer in the world of Orthodox Jewish scholarship who experienced personal tragedy later in life, died Wednesday in Israel. Henkin and his wife,...

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, ob’m: Giant Among Men

  By Joseph Frager, MD Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, of blessed memory, reached the pinnacle of rabbinical success on so many levels. He was the model pulpit rabbi. He was a major...

Remembering Reb Nison, z’l

By Rabbi Yehuda Meir Abramowitz, z’l This article first appeared in the Algemeiner Journal of March 2, 1990. Rabbi Yehuda Meir Abramowitz was president of the World Agudah Movement. It...

Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz Dies at 95

(JTA) — Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, a longtime judge in Orthodox rabbinical courts and a leading authority in Jewish law, died Thursday. He was 95. Schwartz served as the lead...

Brazilian Philanthropist Joseph Safra Dies

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN (JTA) — Joseph Safra, Brazil’s wealthiest person and a philanthropist to Jewish causes in Brazil and worldwide, died Thursday in Sao Paulo at 82. Safra died of natural...

A Tribute to Our Very Own Yehudis Heimlich, a’h

  Marking her Shloshim: Yud Zayin Kislev/December 3rd, Nifteres 23 years old, L’aliyas neshamah Yehudis Baila bas R’ Yeshaya Dovid Dear Yehudis, So strong, courageous, sweet, and adoring. Always with the most...
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