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Gertrude Himmelfarb, renowned Jewish scholar, dies aged 97

Those in the US tend to hold her as a conservative, but Himmelfarb is admired by those on the Left in the UK

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/01/2020
Geula Cohen announcer of the Lehi underground radio station
Geula Cohen, in memory: Israel’s founding mother and a woman of valor

Israel will miss this valiant and passionate voice of valor. She stayed true to her dreams and her values till the end of her days. Her memory will live forever in the Jewish state.

By BARBARA DIAMOND
28/12/2019
Ram Dass, psychedelic drug pioneer, dies at age 88

“He was a guide for thousands seeking to discover or reclaim their spiritual identity beyond or within institutional religion.”

By REUTERS
23/12/2019
Harold Bloom dreamed in Yiddish until his death

In what was likely one of Bloom’s last interviews, taped only a few weeks before his death, he spoke with the Yiddish Book Center for its Wexler Oral History Project.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
18/10/2019
A book (Illustrative)
Harold Bloom, legendary literary critic, dies at 89

He married his wife, Jeanne, in 1958. The couple had two sons.

By JTA
17/10/2019
Ben-Gurion University
Morton Mandel, Jewish businessman, dies at 98

Spanning almost eight decades, Mandel's business career and subsequent philanthropic endeavors supported a range of social leadership, educational and Jewish community initiatives worldwide.

19/10/2019
Funeral of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Acclaimed artist and children’s book author Mordicai Gerstein dies at 83

“Mordicai was a mensch, the sweetest man,” said his gallerist, Richard Michelson. “His work transcended the borders between fine art and illustration and he developed his own distinct style.”

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
27/09/2019
Inspiring Jews who died in the Jewish year 5779

The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was.

By JTA STAFF
24/09/2019
Camera (illustrative)
Robert Frank, influential photographer, dies at 94

Frank, a resident of Manhattan, died Monday in Inverness, Nova Scotia, where he had a summer home. He was 94.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/09/2019
journalist Jack Katzenell.
Veteran journalist Jack Katzenell dies at 80

Katzenell made aliyah from Scotland in 1965 and became best known as a popular broadcaster for Kol Yisrael’s English News and later a reporter and editor for the Associated Press’s Jerusalem bureau.

22/08/2019
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