Missing Zev Friedman, a’h

By Daniel Fishman and Robin Brandes Friedman It’s hard to believe it’s already the 13th year. “Thirteen” could be a whole life of a child until he turns bar mitzvah....

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,...

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...

South Shore Communities Mourn Rabbi Wakslak

With tremendous sorrow we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Dr. Chaim Wakslak, OBM, beloved rabbi of the Young Israel of Long Beach and clinical director of HASC. The funeral was...

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...

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...

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...

Heroine Of Our People: Helen Freedman, a’h

By Joseph Frager, MD In every generation, there are support beams of civilization that maintain and fortify constancy, consistency, and, above all else, truth. Without these extraordinary human beings, society...

BDE: Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, 39 OBM

By Yochanan Gordon Rabbi Yudi Dukes, Chaim Schneur Zalman Yehuda ben Aaron Leib of Cedarhurst passed away this morning at the age of 39. He is survived by his parents...

Novominsker Rebbe Dies of Coronavirus at 89

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, a leading Orthodox rabbi also known as the Novominsker Rebbe, died Tuesday from the coronavirus. Perlow, who hailed from a prominent line of rabbis,...
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