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Rabbi Shmarya Katzen, 76, Dedicated and Beloved Teacher of Generations
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Engineering student found a lifelong calling teaching Jewish children
Leibel Mochkin, 95, Daring Chassidic Activist in the USSR and Beyond
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His efforts saved thousands from Soviet oppression
Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson, 90, Member of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Secretariat
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He was actively involved in the publication of “Igros Kodesh,” the Rebbe’s correspondences
Rabbi Tzemach Cunin, 43, Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary in Los Angeles
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Beloved rabbi founded and led Chabad of Century City
Velvel Pasternak, 85, Preserver of a Priceless Chassidic Musical Tradition
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Musician and scholar transcribed and recorded historic “nigunim”
Berel Raskin, 84, Chassidic Fishmonger Who Became a Crown Heights Icon
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After a childhood in Stalin’s USSR, he stayed devout and worked to fulfill the American dream
The Rebbe and Herman Wouk’s Fascinating, Decades-Long Relationship
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In novels, plays and nonfiction, Wouk displayed the burning flame of Jewish life, belief and practice
Lori Kaye, 60, Who ‘Thought of Others Before Herself’
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Chabad of Poway attack took the life of a beloved pillar in the Southern California community
Rabbi Aharon Serebryanski, 86, Humble Builder of Judaism in Australia
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Soviet-born Chassidic rabbi dedicated seven decades to spreading Jewish life in Australia
Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, 95, the Last American Rebbe Born in Pre-War Europe
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He was charged with treason in Romania
Rabbi Moshe Landa, 83, Torah Scholar, Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Kashrut Authority
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He gained international renown for scholarship and communal rabbinic leadership
Rebbetzin Shula Kazen, 96, the ‘Queen of Cleveland’
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During her youth, she upheld Jewish life in the Soviet Union
Velvel Kesselman, 91, a Devoted Chassid in Stalin’s USSR and Kfar Chabad, Israel
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He relished the opportunity to share Judaism with others in his signature unobtrusive style
Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Landa, 100, Last Survivor of Chabad Yeshivah in Shanghai
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He was blessed by the Sixth Rebbe for a long life within the tent of Torah
Izzy Young, 90, Beatnik Kingmaker and ‘Minyan Man’
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From the Bronx to Greenwich Village to Stockholm, he ‘always had time for a mitzvah’
Rabbi Mendel Baumgarten, 92, Dedicated Teacher of Torah
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Volunteer head of Crown Heights congregation influenced thousands
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, 67, ‘A Warm Heart’ Who Supported Jewish Causes Worldwide
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Provided $1.5 billion for programs helping Jews in 50 countries
Rabbi Yonah Avtzon, 61, Prolific Publisher and Legendary Matchmaker
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He made diverse and advanced Torah subjects accessible in English to millions
George H.W. Bush, 94, Presided Over ‘Age of Miracles and Wonders’
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Corresponded with the Rebbe at a pivotal stage in modern history.
Rabbi Levi Hezkia, 74, Touched the Lives of Thousands in Italy
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A well-known and appreciated scribe, mentor and prolific ritual circumciser
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