Stephen P. Cohen, Middle East intermediary, dies at 71Stephen Philip Cohen, who served as a confidential intermediary between Israeli and Arab leaders, dies at 71.
Prominent singer Meir Banai dies at 55Singer and songwriter Meir Banai, who was a member of prominent show business family, dies after lengthy battle with cancer.
Polish-Jewish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman dies at 91Zygmunt Bauman, a Polish-Jewish sociologist and philosopher who authored more than 50 books, has died.
Journalist Nat Hentoff dies at 91Nat Hentoff, who wrote about civil liberties and jazz dies at 91.
'They went to heaven together'An elderly rabbi and his wife passed away within hours of each other.
Jewish astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88Vera Rubin, an astronomer whose research helped find evidence of the existence of dark matter, has died.
Man dies in house fire in northern Israeli communityA 40-year-old man was found lifeless after a fire in Amirim. The incident marks the 5th person killed in a home fire in 10 days.
Sanz-Zhmigrod Rebbe passes away in Bnei BrakRabbi Chaim Naftali Aharon Halberstam dies of heart attack at 64.
Jewish-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dead at 99Hungarian-born Jewish-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies 99 after suffering a heart attack.
Former senator and astronaut John Glenn dies at 95John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, dies at the age of 95 from an undisclosed illness.
Dean of the Diaspora Yeshiva passes awayRabbi Mordechai Goldstein, dean of the Diaspora Yeshiva in Jerusalem and founder of the community of Metzad in Gush Etzion, dies at 82.
Leonard Cohen dies at 82Jewish Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who performed for Israeli troops during the Yom Kippur War, dead at 82.
Bnei Brak youth who fell four stories diesAlexander Ziskind Solomons, a yeshiva student who fell from a roof while taking apart his Sukkah, succumbed to his wounds this morning.
Widow of Minister Ze'evi passes awayYael Ze’evi, widow of assassinated former Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi, passes away at 88.
Phil Chess, groundbreaking blues and rock exec, dies at 95Phil Chess, who co-founded the pioneering blues record label Chess Records, has died at 95.
Attorney who defended Martin Luther King Jr. dies at 91Jack Greenberg, a prominent lawyer who once defended Martin Luther King Jr., has died.
Tekoa resident found dead24-year-old from Tekoa goes missing, later found dead in a nearby cave. Death not caused by terrorism.
Jewish-American actor Gene Wilder dies at 83Jewish-American actor Gene Wilder, who worked closely with director Mel Brooks, dies.
Orthodox Jewish actor who played 'Law & Order' DA dies at 94Steven Hill, best known for playing a Jewish Manhattan district attorney on the hit TV series “Law & Order,” has died at 94.
Esther Jungreis, Orthodox Jewish outreach pioneer, diesEsther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, dies at 80.
Arthur Hiller, Jewish director of 'Love Story,' dies at 92Canadian-born Jewish director most famous for the hit movie "Love Story" has died.
Renowned Israeli composer Nachum Heiman dies at 82Nachum (Nahtche) Heiman composed more than 1,000 songs over the years, and also hosted a program on Arutz Sheva radio.
Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career performing in the Yiddish theater, has died at 93.
Two women killed in accident in the northA two-car accident on Highway 66 left two dead, and three more critically injured.
Joseph Wilf, Holocaust survivor and philanthropist, dies at 91Joseph Wilf, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor and founder of one of the country’s largest real estate development companies, dies at 91.
Parents of actor Anton Yelchin to sue over his deathParents of Russian-Jewish actor Anton Yelchin are planning to sue Fiat Chrysler over the wrongful death of their son.
Ex-RI Democratic Party chief and close friend of Clintons diesMark Weiner, prominent Rhode Island Democratic fundraiser and close friend of the Clintons, dies at 62.
'Architect of Montreal's Jewish community' dies at 101Manuel (Manny) Batshaw, who was considered “the architect of Montreal’s Jewish community,” has died at 101.
Jewish man who served in 3 countries' air forces dies at 92Nathan "Gino" Narboni, who volunteered to fly a combat plane during Israel's War of Independence, dies at 92.
Oldest American dies at 113 -- a month away from birthdayThe oldest American, Goldie Michelson of Worcester, Massachusetts, dies at the age of 113 and 11 months.
Chabad shaliach in Jerusalem passes awayRabbi Yona Biniashvili, Chabad emissary in Beit Hakerem, passes away suddenly after suffering a heart attack.
Bereaved father: 'It's like the sacrifice of Yitzchak'Rabbi Michael Lasri explains trying to come to grips with loss of his son, who drowned last week.
Vizhnitz hassidic court mourns passing of RabbiThe Vizhnitz hassidic court mourns the passing of Rabbi Gavriel Tzvi Klein who died of an illness at the age of 64.
Morley Safer, '60 Minutes' correspondent, dies at 84Morley Safer, a "60 Minutes" correspondent for 46 years, dies one week after announcing retirement.
Auschwitz survivor and longtime NY Jewish leader dies at 92Ernest (Ernie) Michel, who survived Auschwitz and a forced death march, dies at 92.
American-Jewish comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66American-Jewish actor and comedian Garry Shandling passes away in California, aged 66. Cause of death unknown.
Holocaust resistance fighter and author Leesha Rose passes awayAuthor Leesha Rose, known for her book The Tulips are Red, passes away in Jerusalem.
Six infants reported dead in one weekSix babies die this week in tragic sequence mostly striking haredi communities. Learns causes of SIDS and how to avoid it.
Alan Rickman dies at age 69British actor and theater legend passed away after battle with cancer
IDF Soldier Found Dead in Jordan ValleySoldier, whose identity is still under wraps, found with gunshot wounds at IDF memorial.
Israeli Citizen Killed in NigeriaIsraeli man shot dead by assailants in failed abduction attempt. His identity has not yet been released.
Reservist Who Died During Training Identified44 year-old Gil Zehariah will be laid to rest on Monday afternoon. Incident still under investigation.
Hasidic Musician Yosi Piamenta Dies at 64Yosi Piamenta, who came to be known as the 'Hasidic Hendrix', dies at 64 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jewish Actor Theodore Bikel Dies at 91Theodore Bikel, known for his role as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, dies of natural causes.
Israeli Backpacker Who Died in Peru IdentifiedAviv Bromberg of Kfar Saba is the Israeli in his twenties who apparently went into cardiac arrest while hiking at high altitudes.
Chandelier Accident Kills 1, Injures 21Light fixture crashes to the floor in crowded events hall last night in Yavneh, killing a 50 year-old woman and injuring fellow attendees.
Israeli Sculptor Menashe Kadishman Dies at 82Menashe Kadishman, who received the Israel Prize for sculpture in 1995, dies at Tel Hashomer Hospital.
Shani Maril Confirmed as 12 Year-Old Killed in ThailandFamily asks the press to respect the Maril family's privacy ahead of funeral, remember the fun she had on her trip with family.
Thailand: Israeli 12 Year-Old Body Not Found, Searches CeaseFamily hysterical over daughter's apparent death as authorities suspend searches until morning.
London-Based Syrian Imam's Murder May Have Been PoliticalAnti-Assad imam found dead in London linked with extremism; police sources say it looked like 'state-sponsored assassination.'
Israeli Embassy Confirms: 22 Year-Old Israeli Killed in BerlinVictim killed on Passover Eve has yet to be identified; prosecutor says he died from multiple blows to the head.
12 Year-Old Israeli Girl Dies in Thai Ferry FireAt least 100 others saved from ferry fire off the coast of Krabi; Israeli media has yet to identify victim.
Yeshiva Denies Responsibility for Trampling DeathsYeshivat Hochmei Lublin, where the deadly funeral was held on Saturday night, says 'professional bodies' are responsible for congestion.
Funeral Trampling Victim Identified27 year-old killed in trampling during R' Shmuel Wosner funeral named as Mordechai Gerber; he leaves behind wife, child.
Is There Life After Death?Many people wonder what Judaism has to say about life after death. This is especially significant as we prepare for Pesach.
Report: Iran's Supreme Leader DeadRumors surface on social media that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died after undergoing surgery for cancer.
Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83Actor who played Spock based his "live long and prosper" gesture on the way kohanim recite the priestly blessing.