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Yael Feldboy, US Embassy in Israel's legendary media adviser, passes away

During Feldboy's 27 years at the embassy, she worked with 12 US ambassadors and met several US secretaries of state and presidents.

Nessim Gaon, instrumental in Israel-Egypt peace, dies at 100

Gaon had a significant influence on several of Israel’s social welfare and education programs and was a persuasive force in developing relations between Israel and Egypt.

Norman Podhoretz, Herb London, Midge Decter, Donald Rumsfeld and Eli Gold

Midge Decter, a builder of neoconservative movement, dies at 94

The Jewish writer, known for her blunt words, abandoned liberal politics, was at the forefront of challenging the women’s movement and championed the Reagan Republican agenda.


Remembering Neal Adams, a comic book legend who championed Holocaust awareness

Adams, who was born in 1941, was not Jewish, but had a strong interest in the Holocaust because of his childhood in Germany and his mother-in-law being a Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Poland.

By Rafael Medoff/JTA

'Star Trek' writer, IAF founder Harold Livingston dies at 97

Livingston joined as a Machal volunteer aiding the nascent Jewish state in the 1948 War of Independence - in fact, it would prove to be instrumental to Israel's victory.


David Sharif, a ‘bright light’ among advocates for those with disabilities, dies at 24

Sharif, who was himself autistic, was known throughout the disability advocacy community for his determination and desire to raise awareness.

By Julia Gergely/JTA

Marvin Chomsky, director of the influential TV miniseries ‘Holocaust,’ dies at 92

The first major dramatization of the Holocaust produced for a mass English-speaking audience, the miniseries starred Meryl Streep and James Woods and tracked the lives of two fictional families.


Mourning Emanuel Forman: An American-Israeli rabbinic Johnny Appleseed

This rabbinic Johnny Appleseed spread his infectious love of Israel, of Judaism, of Zionism, of the Jewish people, and of people worldwide.


Israeli IOC member Alex Gilady dies at 79

In one of the last interviews he gave, Gilady stressed the importance of representation for the State of Israel.

Jewish-American actor, comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

The iconic voice of comedy died after a long battle with a heart rhythm condition known as recurrent ventricular tachycardia.

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