The Great Ari Kahn

By Avrumie Kahn In Mishlei, Shlomo HaMelech (30:30) states, “The lion is the mightiest of the beasts, who is undaunted by anyone.” This pasuk, in describing a lion’s might, only...

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,...

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,...

Eulogy for Rabbi Moshe Gottesman, zt’l

By Rabbi Jonathan Muskat Rav, Young Israel of Oceanside The following is the eulogy I delivered December 4 at the funeral. We are here to mourn the passing of Rav Moshe Gottesman,...

Passing of Moshe Hirsch, A”H

With profound sorrow, we regret to inform the community of the passing of Moshe Hirsch A”H, beloved husband of Malkie (Gordon) Hirsch and father of Dovid, Nisson, Yosef, Gavriel...

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...

Petirah of Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein

ברוך דיין האמת With great tzaar, we share the shocking news of the petirah of Rebbetzin Chava Sorah (Sheila) Feinstein a'h, wife of the Rosh Hayeshiva Horav Hagaon Rav Reuven...

Joe Mermelstein: A Great Man

By Joseph Frager, MD It is an honor and a privilege to write about great individuals, especially those who tremendously impacted my own life and politics. Joe Mermelstein, z’l, was...

The Legacy of HaRav Chanina Herzberg, zt’l

HaRav Chanina Herzberg was niftar on motzaei Shabbos, December 15. He was the Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore for nearly 40 years. Growing up in East New...

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...
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(JTA) — In the latest twist in Israel’s ongoing leadership struggle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his chief rival, Blue and White party leader...

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The U.S. administration will not call for the evacuation of Jewish communities in the West Bank under the much-anticipated Mideast peace plan, according to...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A former Nazi guard went on trial in Germany over the deaths thousands of prisoners at a World War II concentration...

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