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Obituaries

May 7, 2014 | 9:44 am

Shirley Aboulafia died at 86. Survived by daughter Nancy; sons Robert, Steven; sister Linda Baker; brother Jerome Aroesty. Malinow and Silverman

Morton Jay Allen died April 4 at 75.... read full article

  • Gary Becker, Nobel Prize-winning economist, dies

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    May 5, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has died.

    Becker, who won the Nobel in economic sciences in 1992, died Saturday in Chicago. He was 83.

    A professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, Becker also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was known for applying economic analysis to human behavior and daily life.

    His teacher and mentor was Milton Friedman, also a University of Chicago economist and fellow Nobel Prize winner.

    Becker, who was Jewish, was best known for his work in labor economics.

  • Israeli filmmaker and actor Assi Dayan, son of Moshe Dayan, dies

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    May 1, 2014 | 11:06 am

    Filmmaker and actor Assi Dayan, the son of the late Israeli general Moshe Dayan, has died.

    Dayan was discovered dead in his Tel Aviv home on Thursday. He was 68 and had suffered from serious health problems, according to Israeli media.

    Dayan appeared in some 50 Israeli films...

  • Mitchell S. Karlan, Surgeon, 87

    April 30, 2014 | 9:36 am

    Dr. Mitchell S. Karlan , a surgeon and leader in the medical community, died peacefully on April 24, surrounded by family. 

    Born in Cleveland, Karlan served in the Air Force, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant, earning enough financial aid under the GI Bill to pay for 2 1/2...

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  • Obituaries

    April 30, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Margot Bernardo died March 16 at 76. Survived by daughter Linda; son Stephen (Kirsten); sisters Julieta Leon, Rebeca Dreyfus; 1 grandchild. Hillside

    Marvin Epstein died March 25 at 85. Survived by wife Joan; daughters Kim (Steven) Werdeman, Karen (Yerachmiel) Grafstein; 7...

  • Sanford ‘Sandy’ Frank: An appreciation

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 23, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas on April 18 of complications arising out of a glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. He was 59.

    Frank grew up in...

  • Obituaries

    April 23, 2014 | 10:12 am

    Shirley Aboulafia died at 86. Survived by daughter Nancy; sons Robert, Steven; sister Linda Baker; brother Jerome Aroesty. Malinow and Silverman

    Lorraine Adler died Jan. 30 at 94. Survived by daughter Sally (Steve) Danney; sons Stephen, Mitchell. Malinow and Silverman

    Joanne...

  • Jacob Birnbaum, founder of Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, dies

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    April 18, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Jacob Birnbaum, who helped launch the movement to free Soviet Jews, has died at 87. 

    The founder of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry was a native of Germany who escaped with his family to England after the Nazis came to power and later moved to France.

    Upon moving to New...

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