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  • Hershel Walfish, leading Orthodox cantor, 89

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Hershel Walfish, a leading Orthodox cantor and survivor of several Nazi concentration camps, died Jan. 24 at 89, following a lengthy illness.

    For more than 55 years, Walfish inspired, sang and taught at Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Los Angeles. His...