He could have chosen the easy service offered to an outstanding athlete. He preferred, instead, to serve as a combat soldier in the Sayeret Egoz special forces unit.
Yevtushenko's Babi Yar described both the Nazi atrocities and the Soviet government's own persecution of Jews.
The Who's Pete Townshend who studied under Metzger claimed the latter's teachings had inspired him to destroy guitars onstage at the conclusion of his band's concerts.
Rubinger was the Israeli photographer who shot the famous photo of three Israeli paratroopers after the liberation of the Western Wall on the third day of the Six-Day War.
Spielberg called his mom “my lucky charm” during his 1994 Academy Award acceptance speech for Best Director, for Schindler’s List.
During the Second World War, Grazhbile and her mother opened a garment workshop for Jewish women living in the ghetto.
Had the "Lamed Heh" (35 in Hebrew) made it to the Gush, the entire area south of Jerusalem that ended up under Jordanian occupation for 19 years could have remained intact as part of the new Jewish State.
According to his son, Nick, he was surrounded by family and listening to Billie Holiday when he died.
Reynolds had a stroke while working with her son, Todd Fisher, on funeral plans for Carrie.
Her 1986 marriage to Prince Frederic von Anhalt entitled her to pass on as Princess von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony.
He visited the Bank of England and met the Chief Cashier, who presented him with one of the notes which he had forged in the concentration camp more than sixty years earlier.
She was the creator of the exhibit the Tower of Life at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a soaring display of 1500 photographs depicting the people of a typical East European shtetl.
As a sign of a changing relationship between Jews and Blacks, in 1982 the Harvard Black Law Students Association objected to Greenberg's teaching a civil rights course jointly with black lawyer Julius L. Chambers.
Much of his work consisted of de-constructing the prevailing approach viewing Rabbinic Judaism as a single religious movement within which the various Rabbinic texts were produced.
Friedman recalled, "On the way home, another sailor kissed me, just one on the cheek and went on his way. The sailors were especially happy."
"At any minute the guard could shoot you for not liking the way you looked at him," Peck recalled. "They would shoot you for nothing."
For ten years after the war, Wiesel refused to write about or discuss his experiences during the Holocaust.
Zisser captured the Israeli public's imagination, especially in the religious sector, in the early 1980s, when he initiated the founding of the city of Emanuel in Samaria.
In 1977, following an auto accident in Beverly Hills that left him in critical condition with a crushed spleen, he was inspired to pursue a career in comedy.
"My life began with Ronnie," she told Vanity Fair magazine in 1998.
Pop kabbalist Madonna said she was "devastated" by the news of Bowie's passing.
Together with fellow Meretz member, Yossi Beilin, Sarid is strongly associated with the Oslo Accords between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which created the Palestinian Authority.
Shmuel Benalal was a graduate of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows at the Mandel Leadership Institute.
"Israel today has lost a beloved son, the president of the people who never considered himself above the rest, but all eyes were raised to him with respect and love."
Akerman has been a leading figure in European experimental cinema and feminist film since the early seventies.
The deceased was one of the richest Satmar Chasidism, his value estimated at $2.3 billion.
"Demon" is a clever take on the famous figure of Jewish folklore—the dybbuk, a spirit of a person not properly laid to rest that seeks to inhabit the body of a living person.
Sacks was the youngest of four children born to Samuel Sacks, a physician, and Muriel Elsie Landau, one of the first female surgeons in England. Oliver Sacks's first cousins include the late Israeli statesman Abba Even, writer and director Jonathan Lynn, and 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Robert John Aumann.
Theodore Bikel, the actor who dedicated years to portraying Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," and who was committed to social activism, passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 91.
Faigy Mayer's Facebook page looks like most of your virtual friends' pages, with funny video uploads and short comments. Some of her comments, though, betray her feelings about her family origins.
Kenneth Kohn lived with his wife Christine and three daughter in East River Housing, on Grand Street and was a familiar and jovial presence in the neighborhood.
Rabbi Yekutiel Menachem Rapp, 66, a Mashpia (spiritual guide) at the Tomchei Temimim 770 yeshiva in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was killed by a livery cab driver who was backing out of a parking spot on the corner of Empire Blvd. and Balfour Place.
Ron Moody (born Ronald Moodnick), the British actor whose face became synonymous with the master thief Fagin in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, died on Thursday at age 91.