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Bob Rafelson, Jewish trailblazer of New Hollywood, dies at 89

Creator of 'The Monkees' passes away after battle with lung cancer.

Bob Rafelson, Jewish trailblazer of New Hollywood, dies at 89

Jewish teen dies in Miami scuba accident

Riverdale resident David Moshe Henoch laid to rest in Israel following unexpected passing 1 month after graduating SAR high school.

Jewish teen dies in Miami scuba accident

David Weiss Halivni, pioneering Talmudist, dies at 94

Rabbi who championed 'source-critical approach' to the Talmud and former dead of the Union for Traditional Judaism passes away.

David Weiss Halivni, pioneering Talmudist, dies at 94

Former NY Jewish Week editor Phillip Ritzenberg dead at 90

Ritzenberg served as publisher and editor of the New York Jewish Week from 1982 through 1993.

Former NY Jewish Week editor Phillip Ritzenberg dead at 90

Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook passes away at 92

Chief Rabbi of Rehovot, great nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook, passes away.

Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook passes away at 92

Dr. Morton Mower, Jewish co-inventor of a revolutionary defibrillator, dies at 89

Jewish cardiologist and renowned inventor of implantable defibrillator, Dr. Morton Mower, passes away.

Morton Mower, co-inventor of implantable defibrillator, dies

Former Meretz MK Ilan Gilon passes away at 65

Religious Zionism party leader MK Smotrich: Gilon was a man of truth and one of the most beloved people in Israeli politics.

Former Meretz MK Ilan Gilon passes away at 65

MK Orbach's mother, mother-in-law pass away on the same day

Yael Orbach, mother of MK Orbach, and Zelda Armen, mother of Meirav Orbach, pass away on Shabbat.

MK Orbach's mother, mother-in-law pass away on the same day

Gilad Schalit's father passes away

Noam Schalit, who fought for years to bring his son home from Hamas captivity, passes away after a long battle with leukemia.

Gilad Schalit's father passes away

'Mork & Mindy' star Conrad Janis dead at 94

Conrad Janis, who starred in sitcom 'Mork & Mindy' as Minday’s father, has died at the age of 94 in Los Angeles.

'Mork & Mindy' star Conrad Janis dead at 94

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies at 75

Ivan Reitman, the Czechoslovak-born Canadian-American producer and director behind many seminal films has passed away.

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies at 75

Woman wounded by rocket in May succumbs to injuries

Naomi Perlman, who was seriously wounded when a Hamas rocket struck her house, succumbs after months of being in and out of the hospital.

Woman wounded by rocket in May succumbs to injuries

Rabbi Simcha Krauss, ‘gentle giant’ who fought for women’s rights in Orthodoxy, dies at 85

Rabbi Simcha Krauss, a prominent figure in the Modern Orthodox community, dies at age 85.

Rabbi Simcha Krauss dead at 85

Honorary chair of Turkish Jewish community passes away

Bensiyon Pinto, the honorary chair of the Turkish Jewish community, has passed away at the age of 85.

Honorary chair of Turkish Jewish community passes away

Acclaimed Jewish theater actor Antony Sher dies at 72

Celebrated Jewish actor Antony Sher, who was well known on stage and on screen, has died at the age of 72.

Acclaimed Jewish theater actor Antony Sher dies at 72

French resistance member Justus Rosenberg dies at 100

Rosenberg was member of resistance group which helped smuggle intellectuals out of Nazi-occupied Europe.

French resistance member Justus Rosenberg dies at 100

Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Former US Secretary of State under George W. Bush passes away at 84 from COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated,

Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Son of Rebbetzin Malke Bina passes away

Moshe Bina, son of founder of Matan Torah Institute for Women and Rabbi Aahron Bina, to be laid to rest today,

Son of Rebbetzin Malke Bina passes away

Former Refusenik Ida Nudel passes away

Activist who fought to move from Soviet Union to Israel for 16 years passes away at age of 90.

Former Refusenik Ida Nudel passes away

Mossad heroine Yael Man passes away

Woman whose undercover work in Lebanon paved way for IDF operation passes away at 85.

Mossad heroine Yael Man passes away

Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies from COVID

Elbaz, most famous for reviving the French Lavin brand, was 59.

Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies from COVID

Isi Liebler, activist for Soviet Jewry, dead at 86

Journalist and former leader of Australian Jewish community Isi Liebler passes away.

Isi Liebler, activist for Soviet Jewry, dead at 86

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

Leader of Kamnitz Yeshiva and member of Degel Hatorah Council of Torah Sages passes away at 98.

Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh Shiner passes away

Israel's oldest man dies at 117

Shlomo Sulayman was born in 1903 in Yemen, made aliyah in 1949.

Israel's oldest man dies at 117

Rabbi Avraham Ohayon passes away

Former Neve Dekalim rosh yeshiva and rabbi of the community of Nitzan passes away on eve of Rosh Hashanah.

Rabbi Avraham Ohayon passes away

Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg passes away

Former Chief Justice of the Rabbinical High Court in Jerusalem who ordained thousands of rabbis passes away at 89.

Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg passes away

Professor Ruth Gavison, 75, passes away

Israel Prize winner Ruth Gavison, professor of law and senior legal researcher, dies at age 75.

Prof. Ruth Gavison, 75, passes away

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Leading Israeli mathematics philosopher at Hebrew University dies from coronavirus

Professor Mark Steiner, prominent professor and expert on the philosophy of mathematics and physics, passes away at 77.

Leading Israeli mathematics philosopher dies from coronavirus

Legendary journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Journalist called a 'living legend' by Library of Congress passes away after battle with breast cancer.

Legendary journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

Former minister, ambassador Ora Namir passes away

Former MK, Minister and Ambassador to China Ora Namir passes away at age of 88.

Former minister, ambassador Ora Namir passes away

Comic-book icon Stan Lee passes away

Spider-Man, X-Men creator Stan Lee passes away at age of 95.

Comic-book icon Stan Lee passes awayplayer

RIP Rabbi Yeshua Ben Shushan

War hero, kabbalist and father of 10 was 73. He was a member of the "Jewish Underground."

RIP Rabbi Yeshua Ben Shushan

RIP film director Moshe Mizrahi

The academy award winning director passed away Friday morning in Tel Aviv. He was 86.

RIP film director Moshe Mizrahi

Jean Gluck, wife of philanthropist Eugen Gluck Passes

Jeanie and Eugen Gluck have worked tirelessly over decades for the building of the Land of Israel in general and of Bet El in particular.

Jean Gluck, wife of philanthropist Eugen Gluck Passesplayer

Actor Abe Vigoda dies at age 94

The Jewish actor portrayed Sal in The Godfather and Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on TV sitcoms.

Actor Abe Vigoda dies at age 94

CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

Bob Simon will be remembered by Israelis for the many stories he did here - not all complimentary.

CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Killed in Car Crashplayer

Prominent German Jewish writer Ralph Giordano Dies

Giordano, a Holocaust survivor, wrote 23 books on social and national issues.

Prominent German Jewish Writer Ralph Giordano Dead at 91

Shirley Temple Dies at 85

American film icon, child star, and diplomat dies in California home of natural causes.

Shirley Temple Dies at 85player

Ariel Sharon: 26 February 1928 - 11 January 2014

A look at the remarkable life and career of Israel's 11th Prime Minister, who passed away Saturday with his family by his side.

Ariel 'Arik' Sharon: 26 February 1928 - 11 January 2014