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  • Comedy writer Sol Weinstein dies at 84

    December 12, 2012 | 9:59 am

    When I first moved to California from Philadelphia in 1978, Leon Brown, editor of the Jewish Exponent, told me to look up his friend Sol Weinstein. 

    I already knew of Weinstein, as I had one of the books in his “Israel Bond Oy-Oy-7” series, “Loxfinger.” I did connect with him,...

  • Rabbi Sheryl Lewart dies at 65

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 12, 2012 | 9:47 am

    Rabbi Sheryl Lewart, who served as associate rabbi at Kehillat Israel (KI) in Pacific Palisades, died Nov. 30 at the age 65 after a second battle with breast cancer. 

    Lewart was diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and had a recurrence as she was about to retire from KI in 2009. 

    ...
  • Obituaries Oct. 4 - 25, 2012

    December 5, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    Linda Axelrod died Oct. 23 at 72. Survived by daughter Lori (Deo); sons Glenn, Guy; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Bernard Barsky died Oct. 18 at 87. Survived by wife Marion; daughter Hadas Laureano; son Jeffrey; 2 grandchildren; niece Sheri Schrage. Mount Sinai

    Helen Bolsky died...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 2 - Oct. 17, 2012

    November 28, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Jacqueline Alvy died Oct. 12 at 86. Survived by husband Reuben; son Ralph David (Ashley Wrobel); stepdaughter Sarah Wrobel; stepson Jonathan Wrobel. Mount Sinai

    Michael Asher died Oct. 15 at 69. Survived by cousins Rayna Kraman, Manfred Linder. Hillside

    Leon Barankiewicz died...

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  • Arafat’s body exhumed to test for poisoning

    November 27, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Forensic experts took samples from the body of former Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's uncovered corpse in the West Bank on Tuesday, trying to determine if he was murdered with the hard-to-trace radioactive poison polonium.

    Palestinians witnessed the funeral of...

  • Sudden Death

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 7, 2012 | 7:00 am

    As a rule, I don’t write about work. But rules are meant to be broken, and some things cannot, or at least should not, be ignored.

    On Monday morning I learned that a bright, well-liked 26-year-old employee had died. She is survived by three small children. She seemed fine at work...

  • Obituaries: Nov. 2-8, 2012

    November 1, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    David Azaria died Sept. 23 at 97. Survived by wife Camelia; daughters Cathryn, Marilyn Fleiss; 3 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

    Natalie Bender died Sept. 28 at 87. Survived by daughters Nancy (Craig) Copeland, Jerilyn Spring; sons Bruce Walter; 8 grandchildren; 1...

  • East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs

    October 30, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.

    The storm killed at least 40...

  • George McGovern, pacifist who wanted to bomb Auschwitz dies at 90

    October 24, 2012 | 11:15 am

    George McGovern is widely remembered for advocating immediate American withdrawal from Vietnam and sharp reductions in defense spending. Yet despite his reputation as a pacifist, the former United States senator and 1972 presidential candidate, who died Sunday at 90, did believe...

  • Obituaries: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2012

    October 24, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Mina Bear died Sept. 18 at 88. Survived by daughter Moraye (John Hall); brothers Nate, Leo Rosen. Hillside

    Edythe Berman died Sept. 18 at 91. Survived by husband Isaac; son Paul (Becky) Gerwin; daughter Jeane (Zane Marhea) Freer; stepsons Ed (Robin) Ron, Gil (Nancy); 5...

  • Rebecca Catherine Nichols dies at 29

    By JewishJournal

    October 17, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Rebecca Catherine Nichols, daughter of Merle N. Stern and James H. Nichols Jr., died on Oct. 5 at 29. 

    Nichols graduated from La Canada High School in 2001 and from Yale cum laude with honors in political science in 2005. Before studying law at the University of California,...

  • Obituaries: Oct. 5 - 11, 2012

    October 3, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Yetta Feinhandler Addison died Aug. 30 at 79. Survived by daughters Ivy (Art) Yeomanms, Diane (Elias) Addison Fayad; sons Elliot (Kaye), Richard, Marty (Shelley); 9 grandchildren; brothers Aaron (Sarah) Feinhandler, Harry (Piri) Feinhandler; sisters Victoria Kain, Elke Bebek,...

  • Who will live, who will die?

    By Dennis Prager

    September 19, 2012 | 11:56 am

    You don’t have to be a Jewish scholar to note a glaring difference between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Jan. 1, the secular New Year.

    The former is solemn while the latter is boisterous. And one reason for Rosh Hashanah’s solemnity is the central question that it...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 21-27, 2012

    By JewishJournal

    September 19, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Eunice Bordon died Aug. 16 at 96. Survived by son Robert (Alison); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

    Boris M. Bronstein died Aug. 11 at 56. Survived by companion Stella Kantor; sons Daniel, Michael. Mount Sinai

    Arnold Brounstein died Aug. 17 at 84. Survived by wife...

  • Eli Boyer, community leader dies at 92

    By JewishJournal

    September 19, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Eli Boyer, community leader and philanthropist, died Sept. 4 at 92.

    Born in Boyle Heights to Rose and Elijah Herman Bojarksy, Boyer earned his accounting and CPA degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined a firm that was later merged into Laventhol & Horwath,...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 14-20, 2012

    September 12, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Phillip Binen died Aug. 7 at 83. Survived by sons Jack, Perry; stepson Lawrence Bizzell. Hillside

    Joseph Borden died Aug. 11 at 93. Survived by wife Florine; daughters Deborah Goldstein, Marla (Jeffrey) Michaels; sons Scott, Jack (Debbie); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ronni...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 7-13, 2012

    September 5, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Anita Roslyn Anshen died July 30 at 94. Survived by daughter Barbara; son Edward (Susanne); 1 grandchild; sister Gloria Leronan. Mount Sinai

    Gertrude Begun died July 27 at 61. Survived by husband Jeffrey; mother Pearl Garber; sister Marcy (Doug) Woodhull; brother Ron (Sue)...

  • Why the Wait?

    August 29, 2012 | 5:44 pm

    As bombs dropped over Germany, aerial photographer Arthur Oxenberg would lean out of a B-17 Flying Fortress with his camera to snap a photograph. His photos were a way the U.S. Army Air Forces could tell whether bombs hit their targets.

    Based in Italy, Oxenberg flew 62 combat...

  • A Celebration of Dad

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 29, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    I called my 94-year-old father in Ohio on July 9. I told him how much I loved him, that he was the most wonderful father ever, that I would miss him, and that it was OK for him to let go.

    All I could hear was his heavy breathing as the hospice nurse held the phone to his ear.

    ...
  • Obituaries: Aug. 31 - Sep. 6, 2012

    August 29, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    David Arnson died July 17 at 94. Survived by brother Maurice. Hillside

    Aleck Block died July 18 at 94. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Susan Reiner; son Mark (Debra Lau); sister Jackie Eckous; 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Ellie Davis died July 19 at 76.  urvived by son Todd...

  • France opens murder inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death

    August 28, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    French prosecutors have opened a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    Arafat’s family filed legal action in July asking French authorities to look into claims that he had been poisoned. Traces of radioactive polonium were found on Arafat’s...

  • Obituaries: Aug. 24-30, 2012

    August 22, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Mary Batansky died July 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Lorraine First; son Norman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman

    Leonard M. Bram died July 15 at 71. Survived by daughters Dominique, Jessica (Brett) Fisher; sons Eric (Danielle), Jason (Dana); 4 grandchildren. Mount...

  • Rest in Peace Lynn Hudson

    By Ilana Angel

    August 18, 2012 | 8:41 am

    Chicago based reality television blogger Lynn Hudson has passed away.  She was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and beloved member of the blogosphere. Lynn passed away on her 49th birthday and the loss is shocking.  My heart is broken for her child and husband.

    Lynn was an...

  • Visiting My Father

    By Ilana Angel

    August 15, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Today I went to visit my Dad.  It was very emotional and painful.  I miss him every single day and my heart is broken that he is gone.  I see him in my son, and in myself, but the ache of his passing has gotten deeper with time.  With each accomplishment of my child, each tear of my...

  • 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...

  • Poland honors Janusz Korczak on 70th anniversary of death

    August 6, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Polish government officials unveiled a memorial plaque in Warsaw in honor of Warsaw Ghetto hero Janusz Korczak.

    Sunday’s unveiling took place exactly 70 years after German soldiers sent Korczak and 192 Jewish orphans to their deaths in Treblinka, a Nazi extermination camp.

    Korczak,...

  • Death, grief in Syrian village, U.S. cries “murder”

    July 13, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Graphic scenes of grief and death in a Syrian village bore witness on Friday to a massacre President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents say was the work of his troops and militia allies, drawing words of outrage from the outside world.

    There was “indisputable evidence that the regime...

  • Chevra Kadisha conference highlights Jewish way of honoring the dead

    By Ryan Torok

    July 11, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    “This is a universal thing that everybody goes through,” Rabbi Stan Levy emphasized during the 10th North American Chevra Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, a three-day event last month at American Jewish University. Appearing as a guest speaker at the annual conference,...

  • Suha Arafat to file suit in husband’s death

    July 10, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Suha Arafat, the widow of Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat, will file a legal complaint regarding her husband’s unexplained death.

    Suha Arafat will file the suit in a French court; she lives in France and Malta.

    “Madame Arafat hopes that the authorities will be able to...

  • Amy Winehouse’s family will light yahrzeit candle

    July 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.

    Janis Winehouse told HELLO! Magazine that the family will mark the anniversary quietly together with prayers and the...

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