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Sylvia Freyer Passes in Efrat at 97

Together with her late husband Carl, Sylvia played a pivotal role in the founding of Arutz Sheva Israel National Radio in 1988, which included the acquisition of an ocean-going vessel used for broadcasting to mainland Israel.

Sylvia Freyer Passes in Efrat at 97

Author Judith Hemmendinger has passed away

Judith Hemmendinger was an author, social worker, and recipient of the Legion of Honor award. Previously she managed the Jewish Orphanage for Buchenwald Concentration Camp survivors.

Author Judith Hemmendinger has passed away

Israeli songwriter David Halfon passes away at 73

David Halfon wrote music for more than twenty artists during his career.

Israeli songwriter David Halfon passes away at 73

Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney dead at 84

Former Canadian PM from 1984-1993, who led trade agreement that became NAFTA, passes away.

Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney dead at 84

Lord Jacob Rothschild passes away at 87

He is remembered as one of the most prominent members of the famous banking dynasty, a patron of the arts, and a philanthropist who supported many causes in Israel.

Lord Jacob Rothschild passes away at 87

Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of Donald Trump, dead at 86

Eldest sibling of former US President who was secretly recorded by their niece criticizing him passes away.

Maryanne Trump Barry, older sister of Donald Trump, dead at 86

Beloved Hasidic singer Dedi Graucher passes away

Singer who took part in Israel's largest-ever outdoor concert passes away at 62 following lengthy battle with cancer.

Beloved Hasidic singer Dedi Graucher passes away

“I lost a piece of my heart": a heartbreaking obituary

“I lost a piece of my heart": heartbreaking obituary by kindergarten teacher of Yehuda Levy, killed in the Ein Gedi rockslide tragedy

“I lost a piece of my heart": a heartbreaking obituary

Reuben Baron, famous Jewish psychologist, dies at 86

Reuben Baron, Jewish co-author of the most widely cited paper in the history of psychology, dies at 86.

Reuben Baron, famous Jewish psychologist, dies at 86

Legendary editor Robert Gottlieb dies at 92

Robert Gottlieb, legendary editor who championed Joseph Heller, Robert Caro and Chaim Potok, dies at 92

Legendary editor Robert Gottlieb dies at 92

Music legend Tina Turner dies at 83

Popular singer and performer scored numerous hits during decades long career, beginning in the 1960s.

Music legend Tina Turner dies at 83

Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell dies

Billionaire real estate investor amassed fortune buying distressed properties and turning them around for profit.

Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell dies

Harold Kushner, best-selling Jewish author, dies at 88

Harold Kushner, whose works of practical theology were best-sellers, dies at 88.

Harold Kushner, best-selling Jewish author, dies at 88

Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte dies at 96

Celebrated actor and singer, known for hit films and the songs 'Day O' and 'Banana Boat,' has passed away.

Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte dies at 96

Renowned author Yehonatan Geffen passes away at 76

Beloved children's author and musical author's poems were set to music in 'The Sixteenth Sheep,' 1 of Israel's best-selling albums.

Renowned author Yehonatan Geffen passes away at 76

Leading hassidic musician Michoel Schnitzler dead at 62

Schnitzler reportedly suffered a massive heart attack in New York on Friday afternoon, returning from Israel, where he spent Passover.

Leading hassidic musician Michoel Schnitzler dead at 62

An outstanding life:

Author, disabilities advocate Chava Willig Levy passes away

As a child, Chava survived a battle with polio and became an advocate for disability rights, an author, lecturer, and podcast host.

Author, disabilities advocate Chava Willig Levy passes away

Prof. Aryeh Levin, father of Justice Minister Levin, dies at 85

Prof. Levin, the father of the initiator of the judicial reforms, won the Israel Prize in General Linguistics.

Prof. Aryeh Levin, father of Justice Minister Levin, dies at 85

Jewish Law & Order actor Richard Belzer dies at 78

Belzer, whose long running portrayal of Detective John Munch on Law & Order and other shows became a fan favorite, has passed away.

Jewish Law & Order actor Richard Belzer dies at 78

Moises Elisaf, Greece’s first Jewish mayor, dies at 68

Professor of medicine had been head of Ioannina's small Jewish community for nearly two decades before running for mayor in 2019.

Moises Elisaf, Greece’s first Jewish mayor, dies at 68

Bob Born, Jewish maker of Peeps marshmallow candies, dies at 98

Ira “Bob” Born, the son of the Russian Jewish immigrant who founded the company that makes Peeps candies, has died. He was 98.

Bob Born, Jewish maker of Peeps marshmallow candies, dies at 98

Grigory Kanovich, award-wining author, dies at 93

Lithuanian-born Jew and award winning author who endeavored to tell the story of his people despite Soviet pressure, passes away.

Grigory Kanovich, award-wining author, dies at 93

Jewish world in mourning

Rabbi Chaim Druckman dead at 90

Leading religious Zionist rabbi and former lawmaker Rabbi Chaim Druckman, 90, passes away after being hospitalized with COVID.

Rabbi Chaim Druckman dead at 90

Former MK Moshe Mizrahi dead at 72

Mizrahi, who also served as police superintendent, passed away after suffering cardiac arrest,

Former MK Moshe Mizrahi dead at 72

Steven Salen, presidential tailor who survived Holocaust, dies

Steven Salen tailored suits for presidents like Richard Nixon and directors like Martin Scorsese, first discussed surviving Shoah in his 90s

Steven Salen, presidential tailor who survived Holocaust, dies

Rabbi Mordechai Sternberg, Dean of Har Hamor, passes away at 74

Prominent Religious Zionist rabbi passes away after a long battle with cancer.

Rabbi Mordechai Sternberg, Dean of Har Hamor, passes away at 74

Hannah Pick-Goslar, friend of Anne Frank, passes away at 93

Pick-Goslar, who threw food packages to Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belson death camp, gave lectures on the Holocaust for decades.

Hannah Pick-Goslar, friend of Anne Frank, passes away at 93

Zhviller Rebbe passes away

Rabbi Shlomo Goldman suddenly collapses, passes away in his home from a suspected heart attack.

Zhviller Rebbe passes away

Educational pioneer Rabbi Hillel Plesser laid to rest

Founder of revolutionary Talmud Torah Morasha and student of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook passes away at 71.

Educational pioneer Rabbi Hillel Plesser laid to rest

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

Morton Mower, co-inventor of implantable defibrillator, dies

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 dead 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

Prof. 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 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