Remembering the Rabbis, Pioneers and Innovators We Lost in 2020

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — There’s no way to tally all whom we lost in 2020, a year when we mourned even our ability to carry out time-tested rituals of grief. Among...

Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, Pioneer of Women’s Leadership in Orthodoxy, Dies

(JTA) — Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, a pioneer in the world of Orthodox Jewish scholarship who experienced personal tragedy later in life, died Wednesday in Israel. Henkin and his wife,...

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, ob’m: Giant Among Men

  By Joseph Frager, MD Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, of blessed memory, reached the pinnacle of rabbinical success on so many levels. He was the model pulpit rabbi. He was a major...

Remembering Reb Nison, z’l

By Rabbi Yehuda Meir Abramowitz, z’l This article first appeared in the Algemeiner Journal of March 2, 1990. Rabbi Yehuda Meir Abramowitz was president of the World Agudah Movement. It...

Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz Dies at 95

(JTA) — Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, a longtime judge in Orthodox rabbinical courts and a leading authority in Jewish law, died Thursday. He was 95. Schwartz served as the lead...

Brazilian Philanthropist Joseph Safra Dies

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN (JTA) — Joseph Safra, Brazil’s wealthiest person and a philanthropist to Jewish causes in Brazil and worldwide, died Thursday in Sao Paulo at 82. Safra died of natural...

A Tribute to Our Very Own Yehudis Heimlich, a’h

  Marking her Shloshim: Yud Zayin Kislev/December 3rd, Nifteres 23 years old, L’aliyas neshamah Yehudis Baila bas R’ Yeshaya Dovid Dear Yehudis, So strong, courageous, sweet, and adoring. Always with the most...

In Memory of Sylvia Kaminetsky, a’h

  Sylvia Kaminetsky, 87, of North Woodmere and New York City, died on November 12, peacefully, in her sleep, at her home with her beloved and devoted husband of 67...

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z’l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The world is shocked by the sudden loss of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z’l. Former chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Rabbi...

Glimpse of a Gadol: Rav Dovid Feinstein, zt’l

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Klal Yisrael suffered a tremendous loss last week with the passing of Moreinu Rav Dovid Feinstein, zt’l. There will be much written, be’H, about the gadol...
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