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  • Obituaries

    August 20, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Raymonde Benchanan died July 19 at 88. Survived by daughter Chantal (Jean) Martini; sons Marc, Gerard (Ronelle); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    David Braun died July 19 at 101. Survived by wife Lea; daughter Susan (Jack) Rosner; son Leon (Alena); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Marcia R....

  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By Tom Tugend

    August 14, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

  • Remembering Leonard Fein

    by Abby J. Leibman, MAZON President and CEO

    August 14, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    Like so many people I know, my first introduction to Leonard "Leibel" Fein was as a younger activist in the Jewish community who heard him speak and suddenly heard articulated with a passion and a brilliance that I could never have attempted, all the reasons why I wanted to change...

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  • Menahem Golan, Veteran Israeli Film Producer, dies at 85

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 13, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Menahem Golan, a pioneer of Israeli cinema who made a splash in Hollywood with B-movie action flicks in the 1980s, died on Aug. 8.  He was 85.

    The producer and director was on an evening stroll with relatives when he collapsed not far from his home in Jaffa and died despite...

  • Obituaries

    August 13, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Philip Ball died July 18 at 80. Survived by wife Tirzah; son David (Leslie), daughter Karyn; sister Judith Levine; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Betty Bender died June 27 at 103. Survived by son Robert (Wendi); sister Mildred; 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

    Sherman...

  • Obituaries

    August 6, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Naim Afary died July 28 at 88. Survived by wife Anvar; daughters Janet (Kevin) Anderson, Mona (Taghi) Amjadi, Frieda; son Kamran; 2 granddaughters; brothers Salman (Odette), Isaac (Farsis); sister Mary (Faraj) Ahadia. Mount Sinai

    Rosalie E. Aronson died July 24 at 83. Survived by...

  • Artists without borders. Or facts.

    by Noa Tishby

    August 2, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    I am an Israeli, I am an American, and I am an artist. As such, the following topic is especially irritating to me. As the war in Gaza breaks yet again, we have seen an influx of artists and celebrities chipping in with their personal two cents. It can come in the shape  of Javier...

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