Obituary

  • 2 Soldiers Wounded, 1 Dies of Wounds in Syrian Front Battles

    Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in renewed artillery and tank battles on the Syrian front today. Another Israeli soldier died today of wounds he sustained during heavy shelling by the Syrians last night. He was identified as Hanan Balanero, 24, of Rishon Le Zion. Today was the 17th consecutive day of warfare on the Syrian… More ▸

  • Israel Mourns the Death of David Ben Gurion: Memorial Ceremony at Knesset

    David Ben Gurion (Son of the Lion) died here shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday at the age of 87. Among the first Israelis to learn of his death were soldiers recovering from Yom Kippur War wounds at Tel Hashomer-Sheba Medical Center where Ben Gurion had been hospitalized since he suffered a stroke at his Tel… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Eulogizes David Ben Gurion As ‘the Nation’s Chosen One’

    “The nation’s chosen one” was the phrase Premier Golda Meir chose to eulogize David Ben Gurion at a special mourning session of the Cabinet last night. As the ministers stood below a black-draped picture of the nation’s founder, Mrs Meir said: “If there is Justification in defining anyone during the period of renaissance of the… More ▸

  • Meir Harnik, Composer, Broadcaster, Dies at 45 in Road Accident

    Services were held yesterday for Meir Harnik, 45, well-known composer and broadcaster, who was killed last Friday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a motor scooter in Rehov Hapal-mah. The other rider was badly injured. For more than 15 years, Mr. Harnik conducted community-sing radio programs that were both popular and controversial… More ▸

  • Shochet in Luthuania Dies; Nobody Available to Replace Him

    The only shochet (kosher slaughterer) in Soviet Lithuania died a few days before Rosh Hashana at the age of around 60 and “there is nobody to replace him,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told by Rabbi Pinchas Teitz, former member of the presidium of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the US and Canada. The… More ▸

  • Shraga Goren-gorochovski Dies; Served in First Knesset

    Shraga Goren-Gorochovski, a member of the first Knesset and a director of the Workers Bank and various Histadrut-owned factories, died last night following a brain hemorrhage at the age of 75. Born in Russia, he settled in Israel In 1921. He organized the first cooperative of building laborers and later became managing director of Solel… More ▸

  • Kahane: Two Soviet Diplomats Will Die for Every Jew Who Dies in the USSR

    Rabbi Meir Kahane, chairman of the Jewish Defense League, warned today that for every Jew who dies in the Soviet Union, two Soviet diplomats in the world will die. Kahane’s threat was made at a press conference marking his public debut since he arrived on aliya in Israel earlier this month. Kahane said the killing… More ▸

  • Harry Greenstein, Active in Jewish Communal Affairs, Dies at 74

    Harry Greenstein, the executive director of the Association of Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund of Baltimore from 1928 to 1965, was buried here today. Greenstein. a native of this city, died Friday of a heart condition at the age of 74. During the late 1940′s he served as an advisor on Jewish affairs in Germany… More ▸