moe says 28 Jan 2010
J.D. Salinger, 91
isn't there supposed to be something released upon his death? like years of unpublished material or something?
Savannah 28 Jan 2010
Miramax, movie studio, 31
moe says 28 Jan 2010
Not a person, but:
Miramax, movie studio, 31
I think that's sadder than salinger.
Guest_Melech_* 29 Jan 2010
Bezalel 20 Feb 2010
Soldier, statesman, and friend of Israel.
Savannah 20 Feb 2010
Dick Francis, 89
I liked his books. His son has been writing the recent ones but the quality is only so-so.
Rachel 15 Mar 2010
Corey Haim, 38
Apparently Corey Haim was Jewish, something I didn't realize until I saw mention of a local Jewish funeral home in a Toronto newspaper article yesterday.
A private family service is planned for Tuesday at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Avenue W., Thornhill.
Also, apparently his mom appealed to the public for help in transporting his body back to Canada and paying for his funeral costs. A very sad ending to the life of a very talented and troubled man.
Bezalel 16 Mar 2010
Bezalel 27 Mar 2010
Savannah 11 Apr 2010
Bet Chesed 15 Apr 2010
Maryland - Klal Yisroel lost one of the deans of the Rabbonisheh world in America, Rabbi Gedaliah Anemer zatzal passed away today. He was the Rov of the Shomrei Emunah Young Israel synagogue of Silver Spring for over fifty years.
Rav Gedaliah was born in America and was a Talmid muvhak of the Rav Elya Meir Bloch zatzal of Telze. “He was a giant of a Talmid Chochom. Everyone talked about him in yeshiva,” remarked one prominent Telze Alumnus. He came to visit Telze Yeshiva in 1967 and Reb Boruch Sorotzkin said, “ Reb Gedaliah! How are you? I just gave a shiur on such a such a sugya, maybe you remember what I said last time – seven years ago?”
Rabbi Anemer responded, I wasn’t here seven years ago, but I heard the shiur two cycles ago – fourteen years ago, and this is what you said.” Rabbi Anemer then repeated – not just the basics of the shiur but the entirety of it replete with all the lomdus that Rav Sorotzkin had originally included in that earlier delivery.
Rav Anemer was also the Rosh HaYeshivah of the Yeshivah of Greater Washington, and the President of the Vaad Harabbonim of Greater Washington. He was a pioneering Rabbi with a congregation of religious Jews many of whom also worked in the highest echelons of the government. He built the community of Silver Spring, Maryland and Greater Washington into a true Torah community.
One former Rav who stayed at his home remarked, “Rabbi Anemer built Silver Spring into a genuine Torah community. You can see it in the finekeit of everyone who Davens there. The children who grew up there, many of them moved to New York and you can see the depth of their ruchniyus. This was all done by Rabbi Anemer. He did it in the shul. He did it in the Yeshiva. It is an indescribable loss.”
Others who knew him recalled, “His father-in-law was Rabbi Bagley zatzal, who was a Ben Bayis by the Chofetz Chaim. Indeed, the Chofetz Chaim himself would test paragraphs of the Mishna Brurah on him to make sure that it was clear. Rabbi Anemer treated his father with such remarkable Kavod that it was inspiring.”
Rabbi Anemer represented that rare combination of a strong advocacy of pure undiluted Torah with a personality of love and chessed. His impact will be felt in the Torah community that lies near the capital of our country for many decades to come.
Boruch Dayan HaEmes.
Gadol 16 Apr 2010
Rabbi Poupko was one of the American Rabbinate's most well known figures, a scion of the Poupko Rabbinic Family, a student of the saintly Chafetz Chaim in Europe and a disciple of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Soloveitch at Yeshiva University in the United States. Rabbi Poupko served as Rabbi of Shaare Torah Congregation in Pittsburgh for over five decades and Dean of the Pittsburgh Rabbinate and oversaw the transition of the congregation from the Hill District to building and settling the congregation in Sq. Hill in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Rabbi Poupko's accomplishments and involvement are too numerous to even summarize in this communication.
Rabbi Poupko will be taken for burial in Israel at the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery in Beit Shemesh and funeral information will be forwarded when it becomes available. Members of Rabbi Poupko's family live in the United States and in Israel. Rebbettzin Rivy Kletenik will be sitting shiva at her home in Seattle, WA beginning this afternoon (Wednesday). Any other specific information or contact information will be forwarded as soon as it becomes available. The family has requested that contributions in memory of Rabbi Poupko may be made to Shaare Torah Congregation.
May we merit to see Moshiach speedily in our days.
Savannah 19 Apr 2010
Wilma Mankiller, first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, 64