By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2013
The person recognised as the oldest Jew in the world died this week.
New York-born Evelyn Kozak, 113, known for her love of scrabble and literature, died after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday morning. She was buried in Queens.
Ms Kozak, a former valedictorian at her grammar school in Brooklyn, attributed her longevity to her healthy lifestyle.