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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Obituaries

Celebrated journalist and long-time anchor of 60 Minutes Mike Wallace passed away on the opening days of the Passover holiday (Sunday, Apr. 14) at a nursing home in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been living for the last several years.

Wallace was involved in 60 Minutes from its very beginning on CBS in 1968, and became known for asking hard questions of influential figures and leaders in all walks of life, from business, to politics, to entertainment.  Wallace continued to work full-time for 60 Minutes all the way until 2006 (and continued to make occasional appearances until 2008), making a total of almost forty years dedicated to the program.  Wallace showed two sides of his personality when noting his two most stand-out stories upon

Elan Steinberg, a longtime advocate for Holocaust survivors, died Friday from complications of lymphatic cancer, the New York Times reported. He was 59. The former World Jewish Congress head won more than $1 billion from Swiss banks for Holocaust victims.

Steinberg was known for his powerful leadership of the congress, ruffling a few feathers during his 26-year tenure. He led the effort to win the $1.2 billion for holocaust victims in the late 1990s, and earlier intervened in Austrian elections

A tragic fire in the central Israeli city of Rechovot took the lives of six members of one family this week. The fatal blaze was responsible for the deaths of 38-year-old Guy Shear and his children Eliav, 11; Evyatar, 8; Amitai, 7; Shira, 3; and Itamar, 1.

According to reports, Mrs. Shear discovered the fire in the two-story home where the family rented two rooms, and alerted her husband, who ran into the inferno to try and save their children. Guy Shear apparently became trapped by the flames

Murray Lender led the transformation of his father’s bagels from a local wonder to a national breakfast necessity.Bagels and Coffee will never be the same.

In the last month, two Jewish men have died who, by exploring distinct business trajectories, helped to revolutionize the breakfast foods industry in the U.S. during the latter part of the twentieth century. More than fifth years ago, bagels were essentially unknown outside Jewish circles. In the 1970s, coffee had to either be percolated or stirred in water—neither of which methods were of particular effect in appeasing avid coffee drinkers.

To transform the

Rav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg – a member of Agudath Israel’s Council of Torah Sages in Israel, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Ore, rav of Kiryat Mattersdorf, and a leading posek – passed away on Tuesday at age 101. The rabbi had been a patient at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center since Friday, where he suffered from multiple serious conditions and was placed on a respirator. “There are no words to adequately describe the loss of such a pillar of the generation,” stated Rabbi Elchanan Peretz, a