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  • Joe Biden’s son Beau dies of brain cancer; 46

    June 1, 2015 | 8:07 am

    Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer, the vice president said. He was 46.

    "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words," Vice President Biden said in a statement released by the White...

  • Gary David Goldberg, creator of ‘Family Ties,’ dies at 68

    June 24, 2013 | 11:13 am

    [New York Times] Gary David Goldberg, a writer and producer who created warmhearted television shows, most notably “Family Ties,” a leading comedy of the 1980s that propelled Michael J. Fox to stardom, died Saturday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 68.

    The cause was brain...

  • The art of living with brain cancer

    December 22, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    When Judi Kaufman was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1997, she was told she had five years left to live.

    But Kaufman — an accomplished chef, writer and active member of the Jewish community — refused to sit back and accept her prognosis without a fight. 

    “I asked [my...

  • Preschoolers Relay for Friend

    By Adam Wills

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Temple Ahavat Shalom parents and preschoolers strolled around America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College on Jan. 27, waiting for Alexa Weiner to arrive for her fifth birthday party. When they learned that the event had been canceled due to a family emergency, none of them could have...

  • Lessons From Life’s Second Chance

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "I heard the rabbi is dying of brain cancer."

    That was the word flying around the shul. I should have expected it. Rumors were rife, and they were uncomfortably close to the truth.

    Last Oct. 23, I was speaking at the University of Pennsylvania, to inaugurate the new Hillel building...