Rubin Barasch died March 31 at 87. Survived by wife Lillian; daughters Marsha Evans, Cindy (Larry) Shilkoff; sons Billy, Daniel, Shel (Terry Logan); 6 grandchildren.
The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept him.
Norman Aaronson died Dec. 24 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan Stone; son Neil Aaronson. Hillside
Evelyn Ackerman died Nov. 28 at 88. Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Laura (Mark) Shaw; 1 grandson. Hillside
Leon Aberle died July 3 at 81. Survived by wife Petrina; daughter Carla (Steven) Lenhoff; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren; brother Charles (Saron). Hillside Jeffrey Allyn died July 8 at 75. Survived by wife Harriett; sons Russell (Romel Valerio), Hal (Chantal); 3 grandchildren; sister Flo Barker. Hillside
A Jewish woman suing her congregation over the burial of a non-Jewish black woman in its cemetery has settled her lawsuit.
The four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in Israel. The bodies will be flown from Toulouse to Paris by the French Air Force and then will be flown by El Al to Israel.
Ah, the good old days. Stealing corpses before they even got cold, right under the noses of the police and paramedics just about to take them for autopsy, bundling them in the van and driving them out to some secret place in a cemetery — still whole, uncut — for a proper Jewish burial.
Frances R. Anson died Sept. 6 at 89. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Jeffrey (Honglin Liu), David (Renae Jacobs); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
If you are offended either by the idea of cremation or humor about the dead, you may want to stop reading. It's OK.
Job one: Contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible
A traditional Jewish funeral is simple and not ostentatious -- good news for people concerned about the high cost of dying. But while Jewish law doesn't require embalming, elaborate floral displays or 16-gauge metal caskets with tufted crepe interiors, it does require Jews to be buried in the ground. And that costs money.
While not everyone is jumping on the 'I gotta be me' funeral bandwagon, a funny thing is happening on the way to the mortuary. When it comes to thinking about the end of life, be it in the business of funeral homes or in the minds of Jews everywhere, the world is changing.
Michael Sachs remembers that he had initially thought that a program on death wasn't really important for people in their 40s.
"But, in fact," he now says, "I learned things I assumed I wouldn't need to think about for many years. I thought the program dealt with potentially distressing material in a nonthreatening, matter-of-fact fashion," he said.
Levia Pearl Abramowitz died Feb. 21. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; daughters Orit (Yitzchak) Cohen, Sharone and Judy; son, Harold (Lani); and grandchild, Harriet Theodore. Mount Sinai
Rabbi Zalman Ury, Day School System Leader, Dies at 92
Rabbi Zalman Ury, who dedicated more than 50 years to building Jewish education in Los Angeles and was rabbi emeritis at Young Israel of Beverly Hills, died last month at the age of 92.
Rabbi Jacob Ott, who served for 34 years at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, died of congestive heart failure on Saturday, Dec. 16. He was 86.
Marty Adlin died Sept. 26 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Frances; brothers Bernard (Arlene) and Sidney; and special brother-in-law, Ted Krakower.
Bertha Anapol died June 27 at 92. She is survived by her brother, Angelo; and sisters, Mae Mayer and Ruby Brest.
David Margolis, who lived and chronicled the transformation of an American hippie of the 1960s into a deeply spiritual resident of a West Bank settlement, died July 17 at the age of 62.
It's Davidson, as in Ronald Davidson, my stepfather. He died yesterday at 62 and that's why I'm at a funeral home out on Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas. My mom is here, too, and though there are copious boxes of proper tissue in the place, she is clinging to the roll of toilet paper she's had by her side since returning from the hospital with nothing but a bag of Ron's stuff: slippers, a stack of Louis L'Amour paperbacks, his watch.
With Yasser Arafat's burial, he took with him one of the enduring secrets of the Palestinian regime -- the whereabouts of a missing fortune in ill-gotten public funds.
What was buried in those two containers? Could it have survived 65 years, the decimation of the town, the deportation of 12,000 Jews , the burning of the dozens of synagogues?
Flags of the United States and Israel draped the simple pine coffin of Marla Bennett, the 24-year-old student laid to rest on Monday, at a service that emphasized Jewish solidarity in the face of terrorism.
"We won't be seeing his likes again" is the kind of elegaic hyperbole one so often hears at funerals and reads in obituaries. Rarely is it a literal truth.
In the case of Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, who died early last Friday and was buried the same day in Bnei Brak -- his age estimated at anywhere from 103 to 108 -- the statement is indeed fact.
Have you ever been to the funeral of a 10-month-old? It has to be one of the most unnatural of human experiences. The burial of an infant who was deliberately murdered by terrorists is all the more tragic for the baseless hate it represents.