A Chicagoan whose parents spoke Yiddish, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 for a lifetime of public service. He died on July 4.
Best known for his role as Chekov in the ‘Star Trek’ movies, Yelchin wore a hamsa and Star of David around his neck
From his wedding to Liza Minnelli to a star turn on reality TV, David Gest was nothing if entertaining
Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Living Theater co-creator Judith Malina, Amazon.com’s most prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner, and many more
The American entrepreneur and founder of a hugely successful mail order business was the first female owner of a company listed on the American Stock Exchange
Remembering the founder of Coffee House Press, who passed away Sunday
A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68
The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America
As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow
One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide
Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art
The widely-celebrated composer was 68.
Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.
Jeanette Ingberman—the co-founder of New York’s Exit Art gallery, who died last week—brought a Talmudic sensibility to avant-garde art
Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100
A Hanukkah memoir, an important professor dies, and more
Was mightier than Jews-as-outsiders stereotype
‘Journal,’ ‘TNR,’ Podhoretz, others eulogize
Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family
The ‘60 Minutes’ creator died today at 86. For the book ‘Stars of David,’ he talked about his religion.