Longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

(JTA) — David Stern, who in three decades as NBA commissioner guided the league from financial distress to become a multibillion-dollar global enterprise, died Wednesday. He was 77. His philanthropy...

British-Jewish Composer, Musician Wife Killed in Plane Crash

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — British composer Jonathan Goldstein, his saxophonist wife, Hannah, and their 7-month-old daughter were killed in a plane crash in Switzerland. The three bodies were found at...

Remembering Fran Laufer, a’h

As the generation of Holocaust survivors ages, we are bereft of heroes who withstood the worst time in our collective Jewish history and lived to model the character, strength,...

Philanthropist Eugen Gluck Dies at Age 92

Philanthropist and businessman Eugen Gluck passed away last night in New York. He was 92 years old. Born in Romania, Gluck came to the United States after having survived the Holocaust,...

Kenneth Bialkin, Longtime Jewish Philanthropist, Dies at 89

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Kenneth Bialkin, a philanthropist and a longtime leader of a plethora of major Jewish organizations, has died at 89. The Anti-Defamation League’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, announced the...

Jerry Meyer, z’l

By Michele Justic We lost a man who made thousands smile. As a talented photographer with an artistic eye and a caring soul, Jerry Meyer shared in countless community simchas....

Rebbetzin Adelaide Friedman, a’h

By Michele Justic A chance encounter in a college cafeteria. An erudite young man spots a beautiful young lady. Unsure of her heritage, he asks her to read from the...

Manhattan’s Crusading District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Dies

BY BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — Robert Morgenthau, who served as Manhattan’s district attorney for more than three decades, died at 99. Morgenthau died Sunday following a short illness, 10...

Mengele Survivor Eva Mozes Kor Dies at 85

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who underwent experiments in Auschwitz together with her twin sister, has died at the age of 85. Kor, of Terra Haute,...

Best-Selling Novelist Judith Krantz Dies at 91

(JTA) — Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz, whose first novel “Scruples” was published the year she turned 50, has died. Krantz died on Saturday at her home in Bel Air, California,...
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World Leaders in Jerusalem for 5th World Holocaust Forum

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum are hosting the 5th World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on...

From the Chassidic Masters: Seeing and Believing

By Rabbi Eli Touger When the Torah names a place, the name describes not only a geographic location, but also a state of mind and...

Shin Bet Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019, Chief Says

The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560 terrorist attacks in 2019. The Israeli...

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