Aliyah Chronicle: Remembering Rabbi Herzberg, z’l

By Shmuel Katz A couple of months ago, I received an email from Yeshiva of South Shore (yes, I am still on their email list) asking the community for tefillos...

World Leaders Reflect on Passing of Nechama Rivlin

Nechama Rivlin, who passed away on June 4 at the age of 73, just one day before her 74th birthday, led a quiet life by the side of her...

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...

Holocaust Scholar Randolph Louis Braham Dies at 95

(JTA) — Randolph Louis Braham, a two-time Jewish National Book Award winner for works on the Holocaust in Hungary and a founding member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, has...

Remains of Jewish Serviceman Killed in Pearl Harbor Bombing Identified

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The remains of a Jewish serviceman killed in the bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified. Charles M. Stern Jr. of Albany, New York, was an ensign...

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...

Three-Time Defense Minister Moshe Arens Dies

Former Israeli defense minister and mentor of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu passed away on Monday at the age of 93. Arens’s family managed to escape the Holocaust by moving...

Noah Klieger: Holocaust Survivor, Journalist, Dies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0xPXuHBXTk&feature=youtu.be Editor’s Note: Journalist Noah Klieger died at age 92 on December 13, 2018. (JTA) — As a prisoner in Auschwitz, Noah Klieger narrowly escaped death through sheer audacity: Selected for the...

Marcel Weissman, A’H

By Larry Gordon We lost a good friend this week in Marcel Weissman of Lawrence; he was 84-years-old. A learned, erudite, and friendly man, Mr. Weissman possessed a unique insight...

French Pilot on Flight Hijacked to Entebbe Dies at 95

Michel Bacos, the Air France pilot who, along with his crew, stayed with Israeli and Jewish hostages during the July 1976 hijacking that diverted the plane to Uganda’s Entebbe...
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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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