When I congratulated "Julie" at her son's bris, I couldn't believe that she looked better than I did at my wedding. Like most of the other women attending the ritual circumcision, we were amazed that anyone could be so put together eight days after giving birth. Trim and graceful...
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Albert Alcouloumre died June 5 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Zella; daughter, Marcia (David) Senteno; son, Michael; grandson, Miles Senteno; and brother, Henry (Shirley). Mount Sinai
NORMA ARBIT died June 2 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Harry; and daughter, Beryl....
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
About five years ago, Nina Dayan noticed that her husband's moods began alternating between anger and depression. Then her husband started doing strange things: He would hide her keys, steal money from her purse and share his social security number with strangers on the phone....
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Robert F. McGuire Jr., 'Irish Moses,' Dies at 94
Robert F. McGuire, Jr., a pilot dubbed the "Irish Moses" for his key role in airlifting 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new-born State of Israel, has died at the age of 94 at his home in Northridge.
McGuire, an Irish American, was the...
June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm
MARION APPELL died May 19 at 104. She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne (Stuart) Schweit; and two grandchildren. Groman
HERBERT APTEL died May 23 at 95. He is survived by his son, Joseph; daughters, Leslie Chotiner and Stephanie Siebert; four grandchildren; and one...
June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Several years ago, my wife, Linda, and I attended a conference of psychotherapists and sat next to a recently divorced female therapist who said to us, "Next time I'm going to marry a Jewish man."
My wife asked, "Oh, are you Jewish?"
The female therapist replied, "No, but I've always...
June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm
L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
Dies at 73
Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the...
May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Constantin Andronescu died April 26 at 61. He is survived by his daughters, Liana and Nicole. Sholom Chapels
LILLIAN DIANE ASHER died May 3 at 92. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Roberta Isaacson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman
BRENDA BAGG died...
May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm
SOUSAN AKHAVAN died April 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Shahram. Chevra Kadisha
HANOUGH AIENEHSAZAN died May 1 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and son, Sharyar Aynesazan. Chevra Kadisha
Mark Becker died April 25 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Helen;...
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PERLA ABITTAN died Aug. 3 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Emile; son, Arie; daughter, Rica (Yizhaz) Elbaz; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha
Max Barbach died Aug. 1 at 98. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Sharlene) Barback and Harry (Eleanor); daughter, Sandra; grandson,...
October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Edward Simon Aboud died July 27 at 75. He is survived by his friend, Rose Lee Holman. Groman
Thomas Alon died July 25 at 55. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughters, Rachel and Stephanie; stepdaughter, Claudette (Alan) Ganger; stepson, Jeffrey Hope; two grandchildren; mother,...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Ronald Abelson died July 23 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Kerry Zymelman; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels .
George Alexander died July 20 at 74. He is survived by his sons, Gerald, Robert and Lance; seven grandchildren; and sister, Frances. Groman...
September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm
- James Albeck died July 9, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Steven (Virginia) and Jeffrey; daughter, Dana (Alex) Fuhr; six grandchildren; and brother, Lorin (Shirley). Mount Sinai
- Sylvia Aronson died July 5 at 85. She is survived by her son, Barry;...
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Around the time Sally Priesand was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Conservative women began to press the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) to ordain women. In contrast to the matter-of-factness with which Priesand's ordination took place, the ordination...
May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm
An Irish multimillionaire pining for a London teacher offered her husband $1 million to divorce her in a real-life "Indecent Proposal" that has scandalized London's Orthodox Jewish community, according to a May 4 report in London's Sunday Times.
Brian Maccaba made the offer to Alan...
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On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.
May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm
At first glance, it would be hard to imagine two women with less in common than my mother and my husband's mother. You can begin with the obvious differences in cultural and religious background: my mother grew up Jewish in the Bronx, while my mother-in-law, a Presbyterian, has lived...
October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Ruth Neal, coordinator of Ezras Bayis, has seen Orthodox womenwho have been bitten, shoved, slapped, punched, spit at, scalded withhot chicken soup, threatened with a gun, pushed down a flight ofstairs. Wood cut by Kathe Kollwitz from "German ExpressionistWoodcuts," 1994.
May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pmDetail from the cover of "Boy MeetsGirl," a romance comic book, 1947
I am engaged to a wonderful man whose "littleproblem" has become very, very big during the course of our two-yearcourtship and has grown acute during our engagement. He was always...
August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm
My 25th wedding anniversary iscoming up fast. Wish me luck.
I'll need all the good fortune I can muster,thanks to one of the ways I've chosen to mark this momentousoccasion. Of course, Bernie and I will be celebrating conventionally,with a party for some of our oldest friends. But, in...
July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pmIllustration from "Painting with Passion," 1994. Photo-illustration by Carvin Knowles
Losing My Religion
My husband and I have decided to get a divorce, and we have amicably worked everything out -- finances, custody, etc. What has become acrimonious and ugly are our...