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  • The Case Against A Kosher Casket

    David Zinner

    July 30, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    Kosher means fit or proper for ritual use, but unlike the biblical delineation of which foods are kosher, there are no biblical rules to give guidance regarding manufacture of kosher caskets. The Talmud contains dozens of occurrences of Hebrew words that are translated to English...

  • Telltale Tattoos

    Kerry Swartz

    July 16, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    One of the most prevalent myths about Jewish death pertains to tattoos: should you have them, you can’t have a Jewish funeral or be buried in a Jewish cemetery. This is simply not true. Indeed, this is the single most frequent tweet I make as a response for Kavod v’Nichum....

  • Paris Jew’s reburial in Israel ends legal battle

    October 30, 2013 | 11:11 am

    A Jewish celebrity art dealer who died in 1870 in France was reburied in Israel after his body was exhumed from his Paris grave due to property laws.

    The funeral for Jacob Giacomo Tedesco on Sunday in Beit Shemesh marked the end of a seven-year legal fight led by his relatives to...

  • Obituaries

    September 3, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Sheldon Abrams died July 15 at 74. Survived by wife Tanya; sons Jeffrey (Michelle Breslauer), Steven (Natalia); 3 grandchildren; sister Beverly Manekofsky; brother Marvin. Hillside

    Karen Berman-Riddle died July 14 at 51. Survived by husband John; daughter Marie; mother Helen...

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  • Obituaries

    May 22, 2013 | 11:50 am

    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.

    Eunice Berman died April 2 and 106. Survived by daughter Reeva Grown; two grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren....

  • Boston bombing suspect’s family struggles to find burial site

    May 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    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.

    Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding...

  • Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 6, 2013 | 11:01 am

    CNN and other media outlets have been reporting the difficulty Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family is having as they try to find a place to bury his body.  Tsarnaev, of course, is the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a firefight with law enforcement officers.

    Not only are...

  • The Cost of a Tombstone: Another Approach

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 3, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    In preparing to officiate at a funeral yesterday, I met with a family to make the arrangements and prepare the eulogy. I informed the mourning children that they might consider wearing an old garment at the funeral so that we could rip it before the ceremony (“tear keriah”) as is...

  • Obituaries

    March 13, 2013 | 4:00 am

    Norman Aaronson died Dec. 24 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan Stone; son Neil Aaronson. Hillside

    Warren Ackerman died Dec. 19 at 95. Survived by daughter Laurie; son Richard (Barbara); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nephew Michael (Sheri) Hirschfeld. Hillside

    Harry...

  • Choice in Difficulty

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 17, 2013 | 11:23 am

    By Rachel Goldman Neubauer

    I spent much of my Shabbat thinking about our dearly departed Ira Skolky.  What plays through my head more than anything are little snippets from his funeral.  Death in our community, like any other community, is never easy.  By the same token, though,...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 15-Dec. 3, 2013

    February 13, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Evelyn Ackerman died Nov. 28 at 88. Survived by husband Jerome; daughter Laura (Mark) Shaw; 1 grandson. Hillside

    Rose Adler died Dec. 1 at 93. Survived by daughter Linda Bence; son Robert; 2 grandchildren; sister Kay Friedman. Hillside

    Sylvia Brockman died Dec.1 at 85. Survived...

  • Obituaries: Aug. 17-23, 2012

    August 14, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    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...

  • Conn. congregation, member settle lawsuit over non-Jewish burial

    May 17, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A Jewish woman suing her congregation over the burial of a non-Jewish black woman in its cemetery has settled her lawsuit.

    Maria Balaban, 73, settled her lawsuit with Congregation Ahavath Achim in Colchester, Conn., on Wednesday after two days of negotiations in the middle of the...

  • Toulouse victims to be buried in Israel

    March 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    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.

    The burials in Jerusalem are scheduled for Wednesday.

    A man riding a...

  • The Holy Society -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    March 9, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    “Hyim we will need your help tonight with a tahara,” said my father.

    “But I have never done one,” I replied.

    “There are only two of us available, and I hear the man was heavy, bloated, so we will need you.”

    A tahara (literally “purification”) is the Jewish process of...

  • Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox dead get proper burial

    November 22, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    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...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 23-29, 2011

    September 20, 2011 | 7:24 pm

    Frances R. Anson died Sept. 6 at 89. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Jeffrey (Honglin Liu), David (Renae Jacobs); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Sonia Brandt died Sept. 1 at 100. Survived by daughters Susan, Louise Caplan; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Shirley...

  • Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Arthur Spiegelman

    December 31, 2008 | 12:31 am

    Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Outspoken Social Justice Proponent, 83

    In the midst of a Hawaii vacation and his transition to the White House, President-elect Barack Obama recently took time to honor a man dear to me and many, many others across the nation:

    "I am deeply saddened to learn...

  • Obituaries

    December 18, 2008 | 2:18 am

    Dr. David Lieber Dies

    At press time The Jewish Journal received word that Dr. David Lieber, born 1925, died Dec. 16. A rabbi and scholar, Dr. Lieber was president emeritus of the University of Judaism (now known as the American Jewish University), senior editor of the Etz Hayim...

  • Obituaries

    December 3, 2008 | 10:37 pm

    Jules Porter, Community Lay Leader and Preeminent Social Photographer, Dies at 72

    Jules Porter, community lay leader and preeminent social photographer, died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 22 at the age of 72. Working from his well-known Jules Porter Photographer's studio on Pico...

  • Obituaries

    November 26, 2008 | 5:47 pm

    Irving Brecher, Radio, Stage, Screen Comedy Writer, 94

    Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and film included writing two Marx Brothers comedies and co-writing the Judy Garland musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 94.

    Brecher died of...

  • Obituaries

    November 20, 2008 | 2:39 am

    Daniel Abrams died Nov. 3 at 25. He is survived by his parents, David and Marion; and brother, Aaron. Malinow and Silverman

    Morris Ackerman died Nov. 16 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughters, Fran (Marc) Rifkin and Rachelle (Andrew) Doherty; three grandchildren; and...

  • Obituaries

    November 13, 2008 | 12:35 am

    Gabriel Almond died Oct. 12 at 97. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; sons, Laurence and Paul; and brother, Nathan. Chevra Kadisha

    Gerald Bemel died Oct. 23 at 76. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Melanie); daughters, Melissa and Marla; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

    Lee...

  • Obituaries

    October 30, 2008 | 12:46 am

    Arthur Baer died Oct. 20 at 41. He is survived by his son, Ashton; parents, Sheldon and Miriam; sister, Leni (Ralph) Ceglia; nephews, Brandon and Jordan Ceglia; niece, Frances Ceglia; and partner, Pamela Edwards. Mount Sinai

    Helene Bayer died Oct. 17 at 77. She is survived her sons,...

  • Obituaries

    October 23, 2008 | 2:10 am

    Samuel Baseman died June 6 at 88. He is survived by wife, Dora; daughter, Sarah Perlis (Morris); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ben (Naomi); niece; and three nephews.

    Meyer Blank died Oct. 12 at 89. He is survived by his children, Sandra Goldstein and...

  • Obituaries

    October 16, 2008 | 12:41 am

    Dorothy Green, Heal the Bay founder, dies at 79

    My personal wake up call to the plight of our oceans -- and my introduction to Dorothy Green -- came 22 years ago.

    At the time, my wife and I and our baby daughter lived in Santa Monica, just two blocks from the ocean. One day, while...

  • Obituaries

    October 10, 2008 | 1:04 am

    Helen Daniels, Barrier Breaker, Dies at 85

    Dedicated volunteer and former social worker Helen Daniels died Sept. 28 at age 85 of metastatic cancer.

    She was born in Brookline, Mass., and was the only child of Joseph Ettinger and Eva Frutman. After her mother's death when she was 6...

  • Obituaries

    September 25, 2008 | 1:08 am

    Siegfried Halbreich, Holocaust Survivor Who Dedicated Life to Shoah Education, Dies at 98

    Siegfried Halbreich, whose lifelong dedication and commitment to Holocaust education followed five and one-half years as a prisoner in World War II Nazi concentration camps, died of heart...

  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    Our thoughts go to the families of the men and women who were killed in the Metrolink Train 111 crash in Chatsworth on Friday, Sept. 12.

    We also send our prayers to the families of the men, women and children who were killed when a passenger jet, en route from Moscow to Perm in...

  • Obituaries

    September 11, 2008 | 1:20 am

    Betty Balkin died Aug. 28 at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Anketell and Renee Wouters; three grandchildren; and brother, Sheldon (Elaine) Sternberg. Mount Sinai

    Daniel Bernstein died Aug. 31 at 94. He is survived by his daughters, Michel and Thea. Malinow and Silverman...

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