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  • Biographer for a Day

    October 15, 2014 | 4:00 am

    Think about it. Most of the time what people say to each other points just to the surface of the intense and conflicting emotions roiling below. Writers use that fact to create tension between what the characters in a story are chattering about and what they really feel and think....

  • Steven Sotloff memorial at Young Israel of Beverly Hills

    September 11, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    None of us can imagine what life was like for Steven Sotloff, all  alone in the den of terror, held captive by ‘inhuman’ beings isolated from his family and friends. How we wonder, did he maintain his sanity during those terribly lonely days and nights? Who can imagine his...

  • A eulogy for our son, Max Steinberg

    August 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    The parents of Max Steinberg, the IDF soldier from Woodland Hills, CA killed in action during the Gaza conflict, delivered this eulogy at a public memorial service for their son on August 12, 2014 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Stuart Steinberg:

    Evie, Paige, Jake...

  • Losing Gammi

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    April 24, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    Several weeks ago on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach my grandmother Marie Lebovitz passed away.  We all lovingly called her Gammi.  My Dad asked me to officiate the funeral.  Although I had never officiated a funeral before, I said yes.  I would do anything for my father.  And thanks to...

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  • Israeli Chief Rabbinical Council OKs eulogies by women

    June 12, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Israel’s Chief Rabbinical Council ruled that woman can deliver eulogies at funerals, but that it is up to the community rabbi to decide on a case-by-case basis.

    The ruling was issued last week in response to a request by Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat, head of a Knesset...

  • 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...

  • Dr. David Leo Lieber z"l: To know him was a privilege

    December 25, 2008 | 7:33 pm

    A big part of my adult life has involved trying to live up to what Dr. David Leo Lieber expected of me. Trying to emulate his wisdom, his learning, his kindness, knowing all the while that it would be impossible.

    It is told in the Book of Kings that the prophet Elijah announced to...

  • Ed Guthman leaves legacy of fighting injustice

    By Bill Boyarsky

    September 25, 2008 | 2:13 am

    When Ed Guthman died Aug. 30 at the age of 89, the Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinguished members.

    He had been a Pulitzer Prize- winning reporter. As press secretary to Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, he braved danger in the South when the federal government...

  • Congressman Tom Lantos left behind human rights legacy

    By Ron Kampeas

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The flags dipped at half-staff over the Capitol, the warm remembrances flooded e-mail inboxes, the "Have you heard?" phone calls took a solemn tone.

    U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) earned all these tributes. He died Monday of esophageal cancer at the age of 80.

    The mourning was...

  • Our Uri

    By David Grossman

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Hours before the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah went into effect, Israel Defense Forces tank commander Uri Grossman, the son of acclaimed Israeli novelist David Grossman, was killed by an Hezbollah anti-tank missile. This is an excerpt of the eulogy David Grossman delivered...
  • Naomi Shemer, Israeli Folk Musician, Dies at 74

    By Dan Baron

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It was a sign of folk singer Naomi Shemer's importance to Israel's national psyche that her death relegated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the inside pages of the nation's newspapers.

    Saturday's death of Shemer, at the age of 74 from cancer, spurred Israeli Prime Minister Ariel...

  • Eulogies:Mark Schulman

    By Roberta Holland

    September 5, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    Mark Schulman, philanthropist and entrepreneur, died July 20 at the age of 97.

    He was born in Minsk, Russia, and came to the United States in 1914. He prospered in the Los Angeles supermarket industry and in 1945, he began the Clark Market chain, which grew to 15 stores before it was...

  • Eulogies:Rabbi Marvin L. Labinger

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Marvin L. Labinger executive director of the Pacific Southwest Region of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism from 1990-2000, died July 25, 2002 at the age of 66.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1960 and immediately began a...

  • A Secular Life Gone Bad

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It's the ultimate fantasy: You have a seat at your own funeral. Now imagine that while hovering in limbo between your death and burial, you have the power not only to witness the preparations and critique the eulogies, but also to eavesdrop on critical moments in your past for a...

  • Eulogies:Rosalind Glaser Peters

    By Herb Glaser

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rosalind Glaser Peters died on Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 91.

    She was our "Aishes Chayil," woman of valor, elegance, strength and dignity. The unparalled, articulate, beloved matriarch of our family.

    Born in New York in 1909, she was a true pioneer of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • Eulogies:Benjamin Alan Eder

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Benjamin Alan Eder died on Dec. 11, 2001, lost at sea along with three other men aboard the F/V Nesika, at age 21.

    Eder was born in Coos Bay, Ore., on March 22, 1980, and lived in Port Orford, Ore. until 1986, after which he moved with his family to Newport, Ore. He graduated...

  • Eulogies:Joyce Lipkis

    By Kate Lipkis

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

    Joyce Lipkis died on Nov. 29, 2001, at the age of 81. Born in Kansas City, Mo., but almost a native resident of Los Angeles, Lipkis lived -- and how. At a time when most women were still working their...

  • Eulogies: Rosalind Glaser Peters

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rosalind Glaser Peters died on Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 92.

    She was our "Aishes Chayil," woman of valor, elegance, strength and dignity. The unparalled, articulate, beloved matriarch of our family.

    Born in New York in 1909, she was a true pioneer of the Los Angeles Jewish...

  • Eulogies

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Neil Harvey Zwelling lost his 6-month battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, Nov. 9. Born in 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles and Irene Zwelling, Neil Zwelling was a successful businessman in the residential and commercial lighting industry, and was past president of Congregation Ner Tamid of Rancho Palos Verdes, past member of the board of directors of Chadwick School and an avid traveler.

    He is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Deborah); daughter, Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch (Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch); two brothers, Rabbi Victor David and Joel; sister, Rena Beyer.

  • Eulogies: Sadie Scheiner, 102

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sadie Scheiner, 102, matriarch of a family of pioneer Orthodox Jewish community leaders and ardent Zionists in her native St. Louis and later in Los Angeles, died peacefully on Oct. 22. She was the last surviving child of the Talmudist HaRav Levi Friedberg (nee Melamud), an early...

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