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World Mourns Auschwitz Survivor and Innovator in Holocaust Education

Fritzie Fritzshall, President of Illinois Holocaust Museum, dies at 91.   Fritzie Fritzshall (photo credit: Chris Strong)   As a Survivor of the Holocaust and the President of Illinois...

World to Mark 27th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Passing

By Aharon Loschak(Chabbad.org) Across the globe, people from all walks of life are coming together this week and next to mark the 27th anniversary of the...

Igud HaRabbonim Holds Azkarah in Memory of Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, ZT’L

By: RAA Staff On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Congregation Ahavath Achim Anshei Sfard in Brooklyn, Igud HaRabbonim, the Rabbinical Alliance of America, gathered together...

Jewish Orgs Mourn the Passing of Roman Kent, 96 – Activist Holocaust Survivor & Inspiring Educator

Edited by: Fern Sidman The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous reported the death on Friday of its longtime president, Roman Kent, who passed away at...

Rabbi Avraham Hamra, ZT’L, Chief Rabbi for Syrian & Lebanese Jews, Dies at 78

Edited by: Fern Sidman Rabbi Avraham Hamra, the chief rabbi to Jews from Syria and Lebanon, died on Friday. HaRav Hamra, who was the last...

Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies at 59

(AP) — Israeli designer Alber Elbaz, best known for spending 14 years at the helm of France’s Lanvin fashion house, has died at 59,...

Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Leader Moshe Beck Dies in Monsey at 87

(TJVNEWS.COM)On Thursday night, the leader of the notoriously anti-Zionist Neturei Karta movement in Monsey, New York. Moshe Dov Ber Beck, 87, was a fixture...

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

(AP) — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of...

Sephardic Communities Across the Globe Mourn the Passing of Prominent Member, Albert Chehebar, ZT’L

By: Fern Sidman Despite the onerous challenges that the Sephardic communities of Brooklyn and Deal, New Jersey have navigated over the past year, somehow, with...

Remembering the Life & Legacy of HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Spivak, zt’l

By: Fern Sidman Baruch Dayan Emes. Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, zt’l will be sorely missed. He was a true mensch in every way and lived his...

A Tribute to Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, zt”l

A Tribute to My Rebbe Hagaon Harav Yaakov Dovid Spivak zt”l (Rosh Kollel Ayshel Avraham / President RAA/ Igud HaRabbonim), a Giant in Torah...

Rabbi Chaim Gurevitch, 62, Globetrotting Emissary of Israel’s Oldest Charity

By: Mendel Super Rabbi Chaim Gurevitch was a beloved figure in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., and far beyond. Formally, he served as...

Sephardic Community of Brooklyn & New Jersey Mourns the Passing of Prominent Member, Albert Chehebar, ZT’L

By: Fern Sidman Despite the onerous challenges that the Sephardic communities of Brooklyn and Deal, New Jersey have navigated over the past year, somehow, with...

A Tribute to Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, zt”l

A Tribute to My Rebbe Hagaon Harav Yaakov Dovid Spivak zt”l (Rosh Kollel Ayshel Avraham / President RAA/ Igud HaRabbonim), a Giant in Torah...

Cicely Tyson, purposeful and pioneering actor, dead at 96

(AP) — Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a...

Brooklyn Born Public Relations Giant, Howard Rubinstein, Dies at 88

Edited by: Fern Sidman Public relations veteran Howard Rubenstein, who for decades polished and protected the images of New York celebrities and power brokers from...

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