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  • Wife of Israeli celebrity rabbi attempts suicide as police question him

    October 15, 2012 | 9:06 am

    The wife of Israeli kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto tried to commit suicide as her husband was being questioned by police.

    The rabbi's wife, Rivka, was rushed to a Tel Aviv hospital on Sunday after reportedly overdosing on pills, Israel Radio reported. The questioning of...

  • First Person: Remembering Mumbai victims Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg

    November 28, 2008 | 4:23 pm

    (JTA)—Just minutes ago I heard the terrible news that five Israeli hostages were found dead inside the Chabad center at Nariman house in Mumbai. Although the media hasn’t officially confirmed their identities yet, it seems quite certain that they are Chabad Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg,...

  • Troublesome numbers

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The most fascinating, intriguing and philosophically engaging book of the Tanakh (if we are allowed to indulge in ratings) is undoubtedly the first one -- Bereshit, or Genesis. It tackles questions of creation and destiny, society and government, as well as the different facets of...