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Pamela Weisfeld, an Israeli immigrant from New Jersey who became the subject of a social media campaign after discovering last month that she had cancer, has died.
A mother of two young children, Weisfeld, 40, was diagnosed with brain, liver, breast and bone cancer in mid-July after...
August 7, 2012 | 3:56 pm
Film critic Judith Crist, a one-time mainstay of the “Today” show and TV Guide, has died at 90.
Crist died Tuesday in Manhattan following a long illness, according to reports.
She was born Judith Klein to parents Solomon Klein and the former Helen Schoenberg, spending her early...
August 7, 2012 | 11:04 am
A pediatric surgeon from Chicago drowned in Lake Michigan after saving two boys who fell out of their kayak.
Dr. Donald Liu jumped into the lake Sunday morning to save the boys, who were family friends, despite objections from his family, who were concerned about the choppy water,...
August 7, 2012 | 10:43 am
Sami Rohr, a major philanthropist whose giving created and sustained hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch houses around the world, died at 86.
Rohr, who died Aug. 5 in South Florida and was buried Aug. 7 in Jerusalem, reportedly gave some $250 million to Jewish causes, especially Jewish...
July 20, 2012 | 11:04 am
Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire during a Tel Aviv rally last weekend, died Friday afternoon after succumbing to second- and third-degree burns.
Silman, 57, had poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire during a July 14 demonstration marking the one-year anniversary...
July 19, 2012 | 10:16 am
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Milton Gralla, a Jewish philanthropist and longtime publisher of business magazines, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 11. He was 84.
As an active philanthropist for Jewish causes, Gralla and his wife, Shirley, helped support a number of initiatives at Brandeis University, including...
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An Israeli hoping to find a bone marrow match died Thursday—the same day that Israel was holding bone marrow drives throughout the country targeting non-Ashkenazi donors.
Yosef Krichli, of Georgian origin, had leukemia, The Jerusalem Post reported.
May 22, 2012 | 10:15 am
Tamara Brooks, a noted choral conductor, and the wife and musical partner of singer-actor Theodore Bikel, has died.
Brooks, a Juilliard-trained pianist and conductor, suffered a heart attack on May 19. She was 70.
She had a distinguished career as a conductor and educator who...
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December 27, 2011 | 3:44 pm
Evelyn Handler, who served as the fifth president of Brandeis University from 1983 to 1991, was killed last Friday after being struck by a car.
Handler was crossing a street in Bedford, N.H. to meet her husband, Eugene, when she was hit. She was taken to Catholic Medical Center in...
December 21, 2011 | 4:49 pm
The Polish journalist and commentator Leopold Unger has died at the age of 89.
Polish media said Unger, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Lvov in 1922, died Tuesday in Brussels, where he had lived for many years.
Unger was forced to leave Poland along with thousands of other...
December 21, 2011 | 12:58 pm
Robert M. “Bob” Brookman, born July 3, 1923, in New York City, died Dec. 15 at 88. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Westchester, Calif., home of 63 years. A veteran of World War II, Brookman served in England in the U.S. Air Corps Bomber Squadron. He was married to Mary (nee Meyerson) from 1945 to 1994. He is survived by his three children, Daniel (Linda), Adrienne (Paul) Barrett and Gary (Joan); and seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Alena, Rebecca, Zachary, Jordan, Myles, and Max. He is also survived by his wife, Betty (Lewis).
December 16, 2011 | 11:57 am
Wicky Hassan, a Libyan-born Italian Jew who founded the popular Miss Sixty fashion brand, has died in Rome.
Hassan died Friday after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 56.
Born in Tripoli, Hassan arrived in Rome with his family in the late 1960s when thousands of Libyan Jews...
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Noted Jewish feminist Paula Hyman, who served as the first female dean of the Seminary College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, has died.
Hyman died Thursday at the age of 65.
She was the Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University, a...
August 8, 2011 | 11:00 am
The last surviving man to be sent to a Nazi concentration camp because of his homosexuality has died at the age of 98.
Rudolpf Brazda was arrested by the Nazis in 1937 in the town of Meuselwitz, and after a month in custody was forced to confess to having “felt love for his friend”...
August 8, 2011 | 10:31 am
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Jewish feminist writer E.M. Broner, perhaps best known as the co-author of “The Women’s Haggadah,” has died.
Broner, a longtime professor of English at Wayne State University, Sarah Lawrence College and other schools, died June 21 in New York at 83. The cause of death was...
June 10, 2011 | 2:23 pm
The man responsible for typing Oskar Schindler the famous list that saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust died Tuesday in Augsburg, Germany, at age 91.
Mietak Pemper was set to be buried Friday in the city’s Jewish cemetery, and local officials plan to order flags to be...
May 16, 2011 | 10:31 am
Jack Mandel, a leader in Jewish philanthropy in the United States and Israel, has died.
Mandel died May 12; he was 99.
He and his brothers, Morton and Joseph, started Premier Automotive Supply in a small storefront in Cleveland and built the business into one of the largest...
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