Parents Of Lone Soldier Michael Levin Mark His 10th Yahrzeit In Jerusalem

08/15/2016 - 10:26

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The parents of Michael Levin, a lone soldier from the United States who was killed in the Second Lebanon War, returned to Israel to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

Israeli paratroopers comforting each other as they grieve for comrade Michael Levin. ((David Silverman/Getty Images)

Jewish Naval Academy Student In Amtrak Derailment Given Full Military Honors At Funeral

05/17/2015 - 20:00

A Jewish 20-year-old sophomore at the U.S. Naval Academy who was killed in Tuesday’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia was given full military honors at his funeral, which was attended by 160 Navy midshipmen.

Midshipmen from the U.S Naval Academy carry Midshipman Justin Zemser to a waiting car after his funeral on May 15, 2015. JTA.

Israel To Cover Burial Costs Of Paris Victims In Jerusalem

01/13/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services said it will cover the costs of the burial and funeral for the Paris kosher supermarket victims.

Thousands Attend Funeral In Jerusalem For Victims Of Paris Supermarket Attack

01/12/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Palestinian, Israeli Autopsy Reports At Odds Over Official’s Death

12/10/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Following an autopsy, Palestinian and Israeli doctors issued differing reports on the cause of death of a Palestinian official following an altercation with Israeli security forces at a demonstration.

At Rivers Funeral, Celebrities Inside And Fans Outside

09/07/2014 - 20:00

Howard Stern offered a eulogy and Hugh Jackman provided a musical interlude at the celebrity-studded funeral for comedian Joan Rivers.

4-Year-Old Killed By Gaza Mortar

08/24/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Hundreds attended the funeral for Daniel Tregerman, the 4-year-old who was killed in a mortar attack outside his home near the Gaza border.

Ariel Sharon, A Close Friend I Never Met

01/15/2014 - 19:00

I never met Ariel Sharon personally, but I feel like I have lost a close

In August 2004, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon had stated his intention to
evacuate the Gaza Strip. The decision elicited strong reactions from across
the Israeli and American Jewish political spectrums.

Ariel Sharon: A Personal Remembrance

01/15/2014 - 19:00


Ariel Sharon is now buried in the land he loved, next to his beloved wife Lily, on a hilltop overlooking the verdant fields of Havat Ha-shikmim, the ranch he retreated to as often as possible each week for the peace and quiet that eluded him in public life.  Having served as the American ambassador to Israel during almost all of Sharon’s tenure as prime minister, I had the privilege of being named to the U.S. delegation to his funeral, headed by Vice President Biden.  It was a day for remembrance and, to some degree, closure for the millions of Israelis who mourned Sharon’s passing.

A ‘Gaon’ in Every Sense

Remembering Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
10/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral in Jerusalem on Monday was the largest in recorded Jewish history; it drew an estimated 800,000 attendees, fully one-tenth of Israel’s entire population, with barely five hours’ notice. Thousands rent their garments in mourning. Jews around the country sobbed. The media held vigil in the hospital corridors during the rabbi’s last hours, as disciples and politicians came to take leave.

The funeral this week for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, below, attracted 800,000 mourners in the streets of Jerusalem. Getty Images
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