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Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, Holocaust Educator

Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, who was the first Director of Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., died April 4 of...

May 8, 2020 3:46 pm

David Toren, 94, Pursued and Reclaimed Nazi Stolen Art

David Toren, who tracked down his family’s art looted by the Nazis, died of COVID-19 on April 19. The New York resident was an attorney and Holocaust survivor. According to the New York Times, Toren captured press...

Ben Raymond, 108, London’s Oldest Person

Ben Raymond, London’s oldest person, died at age 108 on April 20. According to the UK-based Jewish Chronicle, the cause was recorded as coronavirus, although he was not tested. Raymond was a mustachioed hairdresser with famous...

Henri Kichka, 94, Belgian Holocaust Survivor

Henri Kichka, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors from Belgium, died April 25 from the coronavirus. On Facebook, his son Michel, a noted cartoonist, said of his father that "a small microscopic coronavirus succeeded where...

April 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Suzy Levi, 65, First Israeli Medical Professional to Die of COVID-19

A nurse, Suzy Levi, who is the first Israeli medical worker to succumb to the...

April 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Cantor Alvin Donald, 92, Singer With Operatic Voice

What everyone agrees on is that Cantor Alvin Donald had a sonorous voice. They recall...

April 27, 2020 4:31 pm

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, 43, Spiritual Leader in Hanover, Germany

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, the Chabad rabbi in Hanover, Germany, died on April 24. He arrived...

April 26, 2020 5:22 pm

Yakup Barouh, 75, Turkish Jewish Community Leader and Businessman

Yakup Barouh, who served as president of the Jewish community in Turkey in the early...

April 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Benjamin Levin, 93, Partisan ‘Avenger’ Who Fought the Nazis

Benjamin Levin, a resistance fighter who battled the Nazis, died April 13. Joining at age 14,...

May 8, 2020 3:46 pm

Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, Holocaust Educator

Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, who was the first Director of Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., died April 4 of the...

May 8, 2020 12:27 pm

David Toren, 94, Pursued and Reclaimed Nazi Stolen Art

David Toren, who tracked down his family’s art looted by the Nazis, died of COVID-19 on April 19. The New York resident was an attorney and...

May 5, 2020 10:24 pm

Ben Raymond, 108, London’s Oldest Person

Ben Raymond, London’s oldest person, died at age 108 on April 20. According to the UK-based Jewish Chronicle, the cause was recorded as coronavirus, although...

April 30, 2020 6:02 pm

Henri Kichka, 94, Belgian Holocaust Survivor

Henri Kichka, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors from Belgium, died April 25 from the coronavirus. On Facebook, his son Michel, a noted cartoonist, said...

April 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Suzy Levi, 65, First Israeli Medical Professional to Die of COVID-19

A nurse, Suzy Levi, who is the first Israeli medical worker to succumb to the coronavirus, died on April 26. She worked at the Sheba Medical...

April 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Cantor Alvin Donald, 92, Singer With Operatic Voice

What everyone agrees on is that Cantor Alvin Donald had a sonorous voice. They recall his operatic vocal chords, ones which he used for about...

April 27, 2020 4:31 pm

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, 43, Spiritual Leader in Hanover, Germany

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, the Chabad rabbi in Hanover, Germany, died on April 24. He arrived in Hanover 15 years ago, and helped to reshape the...

April 26, 2020 5:22 pm

Yakup Barouh, 75, Turkish Jewish Community Leader and Businessman

Yakup Barouh, who served as president of the Jewish community in Turkey in the early 1990s, has died. He was active in communal affairs for...

April 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Benjamin Levin, 93, Partisan ‘Avenger’ Who Fought the Nazis

Benjamin Levin, a resistance fighter who battled the Nazis, died April 13. Joining at age 14, he was the last surviving of a group known as...

April 24, 2020 3:34 pm

Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber, 55, Facilitated Hundreds of Kidney Donations

Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Heber, the founder of a nonprofit that helps with kidney transplants, passed away in Israel on April 23. Through his organization Matnat...

April 23, 2020 3:40 pm

Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, 72, Leading Authority on Kosher Food Certification

Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, who was known for his uncompromisingly high standards in the field of kosher food supervision, died on April 16, the final...

April 23, 2020 11:45 am

Noach Dear, 66, Jurist, Politician and Advocate for Orthodox Jewry

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Noach Dear, who was a strong voice for Israel and Orthodox Jewry while on the City Council for nearly two decades,...

April 23, 2020 11:14 am

William Richard Harrell Jr., 63, Harlem Pastor Who Spoke Fluent Yiddish

William Richard Harrell Jr. William Richard Harrell Jr., 63, a Harlem pastor who was a rarity in being an African American clergyman who was adept at...

April 22, 2020 11:28 am

Stanley Chera, 77, Real Estate Developer, Philanthropist and Friend of the President

Stanley Chera, whose family went from his father operating a children’s department store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn into their owning a wide portfolio of...

Culture

Niio Wants to Be the Netflix of the Digital Art World and COVID-19 Has Helped It

CTech - Many sectors have suffered from the impact of the global coronavirus...

Thousands Call on Israel’s Army Radio to Drop Pop Star Dua Lipa

JNS.org - A petition signed by thousands of Israelis was sent on Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and...

Features

‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus

JNS.org - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...

World

Iran Frees American, US Allows Dual Citizen to Visit Iran in Deal

A US Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States...

Israel

Syria Claims Israeli Jets Hit Military Base in Hama Province

Syria state media said Thursday that Israeli jets flying over Lebanon hit military targets in the northwestern province of Hama, causing only material damage, in Israel's latest escalation of raids in...

Middle East

Iran Signs Two-Year Contract With Iraq to Export Electricity: IRNA

Iran has signed a two-year contract with Iraq to export electricity to the neighboring country, Iranian state news agency IRNA on Thursday quoted the country's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian as...

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