Author Herman Wouk Dies at 103

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk died on just 10 days before his 104th birthday. His literary agent, Amy Rennert, said he died in his sleep at his home in Palm...

Other Side Of The Bench: The Heart Of The Matter

  My father passed away last Thursday morning at the age of 91. The following is the eulogy I delivered for my father last Thursday. Parkinson’s is a cruel disease. It...

London Kosher Cafe to Be Named for Slain Kosher Supervisor

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — The brother of a kosher supervisor slain last year in Chicago will name a kosher cafe in London after him. Rabbi Yossi Moscowitz told the Jewish Chronicle that...

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...

Unspoken Eulogy: A Hesped for Chaim Moshe ben Binyamin Tzvi

By Yochanan Gordon The following is a eulogy I wrote for my dear brother-in-law, Chaim Moshe ben Binyamin Tzvi, the morning of his levayah, just one week ago. Circumstances precluded...

Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, Passes Away at 84

Chief Rabbi of the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, passed away on March 30 at the age of 84. Landau served in his position for...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

Slice Of Life: Vegetarian Soups

  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

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