Don Rickles, insult comedian and actor, is dead at 90

NEW YORK — Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned 91 on May 8. Bald and squat, Rickles… Read More

Obituaries for April 6, 2017

Rabbi Amnon Haramati, Jewish scholar and teacher, dies at 86 Rabbi Amnon Haramati died on March 30. He was 86. Haramati was born in Jerusalem in 1930, son of Shmuel and Sarah (nee Mirkin) Haramati. As a teenager, he was recognized as an exceptional student and began a teaching career before his 16th birthday. During… Read More

Obituaries for March 30, 2017

Woman who earned doctorate 80 years after Nazis’ denial, dies at 104 Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, a German neonatologist who passed her doctoral defense exam nearly eight decades after she was denied the opportunity by the Nazis, has died at 104. She reportedly died March 23 in Berlin. A funeral will be held in the German capital… Read More

Obituaries for March 23, 2017

Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died March 14,… Read More

Obituaries for March 16, 2017

Alan Colmes, sparring partner of Fox’s Sean Hannity, dies Alan Colmes, the longtime, moderate liberal sparring partner of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, died of lymphoma on Feb. 23, The New York Times reported. He was 66. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. The… Read More

Obituaries for March 9, 2017

David Rubinger, Israeli photographer who took iconic Six-Day War photo, dies David Rubinger, the Israeli photographer who took the iconic photo of Israeli paratroopers standing in front of the Western Wall after its capture in the Six-Day War, has died. Rubinger, whose photos chronicled much of the history of the Jewish state, died March 2…. Read More

Obituaries for March 3, 2017

‘The People’s Court’ Judge Wapner dies at 97 Joseph Wapner, the retired judge who starred on “The People’s Court” — the first television reality show — has died. Wapner died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97. “The People’s Court” premiered in September 1981, and Wapner heard thousands of cases during his… Read More

Obituaries for February 23, 2017

Stephen P. Cohen, Middle East intermediary, dies at 71 Stephen Philip Cohen, a Canadian-born academic and Jewish organizational leader who served as a confidential intermediary between Israeli and Arab leaders for three decades, died Jan. 23. He was 71 and had been in poor health. A social psychologist by training, Cohen arranged and participated in historic… Read More

Obituaries for Feb. 16, 2017

Chaim Ferster, survivor of 8 Nazi camps, dies at 94 Chaim Ferster, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who spent time in eight concentration camps, has died. Ferster died Feb. 6, in Manchester, England, from pneumonia and a kidney infection, surrounded by his three sons and other family members, the BBC reported. He was 94. He was… Read More

Obituaries for Feb. 9, 2017

Mayer Abramowitz, rabbi to Miami’s Cuban exiles, dies at 97 Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz, who opened the doors of his Miami Beach synagogue to waves of Cuban exiles beginning in the early 1960s, died Feb 2. at his home in Miami Beach. He was 97. Abramowitz, longtime leader of Temple Menorah, ministered to hundreds of Jews… Read More