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Lea Gottlieb, Israeli Fashion Queen, Dies at 94

Lea Gottlieb, the Israeli swimwear fashion designer who survived the Holocaust, died on November 17 in Tel Aviv. She was 94. Born in Sajószentpéter,...

Vladka Meed, Courier for Jewish Resistance in WWII, Dies at 90

Vladka Meed, a courier and weapons smuggler for the Jewish resistance in Poland during World War II, died Nov. 21 at her daughter’s home...

Former Senator Arlen Specter Dead at 82

Arlen Specter, the former Pennsylvania senator who switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party, died at his home in Philadelphia on October 14....

Legendary Songwriter Hal David Passes Away

Four weeks after the death of Marvin Hamlisch, the music world has lost another Jewish legend. Hal David, whose partnership with Burt Bacharach produced...

Lester’s Founder, Lester Kronfeld, Dies

The founder of popular retail chain Lester’s, Lester Kronfeld, died on Saturday, August 18 at the age of 87. Born in Williamsburg,...

The Hidden 36 – Powerful Lessons in Jewish Leadership from the Life of Zev Wolfson (Z”L)

Do you believe in the Kabalistic Jewish tradition of the 36 hidden Tzadikim - saintly Jews who sustain the Jewish people with their good...

The Way He Was: Marvin Hamlisch (1944 – 2012)

Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, and Noel Cowardare among the names that helped establish the Great American Songbook. More modern...

R. Peter Straus, Pioneering Radio Executive, Dies at 89

R. Peter Straus, a pioneering radio executive who turned New York-based WMCA into an innovative broadcasting outlet for both rock and roll and topical...

Martin Segal, Leading New York Cultural Figure, Dead at 96

The arts world this week mourned the passing of Martin Segal, an influential leader of culture in New York City, at age 96. A...

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, Leader of Lithuanian Torah Jewry, Dies at 102

The great Torah sage, head of the worldwide Lithuanian-chareidi yeshiva world, and widely acknowledged leading posek (halachic decisor) of this generation, Rav Yosef Shalom...

The Legacy of Yitzchak Shamir, Z”L (1915-2012)

In 1992, Republican Whip Senator Alan Simpson from Wyoming, who was critical of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s policies, told me: “How can I like...

Nora Ephron: 1941 – 2012

The death of Nora Ephron at age 71 sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry.  The prolific author and filmmaker had managed to keep her...

Family, Friends Reflect on the Loss of Winoker, 49

The tragic death of 49-year-old real estate executive David Winoker in a skydiving accident in Ulster County two weeks ago has stunned both his...

Sonny Gindi, Founder of Century 21 Department Store, Dies at 88

On May 20th, the Sephardic Jewish world was rocked to the core as they learned of the death of one of the most outstanding...

Legendary Stylist Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

Shampoo Magnate was Israeli War HeroVidal Sassoon, the Jewish hairstylist who fashioned an international business juggernaut of hairdressing salons and hair care products, died...

WJC Mourns Passing of Zionist Leader Moshe Kagan

The World Jewish Congress-United States issued a statement this week mourning the loss and celebrating the life of its longtime and revered member, Moshe...

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