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  • 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...

  • What happened to Rabin’s memorial day?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 29, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Yesterday, we mention the 17th annual Memorial Day for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister, Izhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by an Israeli, Jewish assassin, during an assembly for peace on November 4th, 1995. Moments after the end of the assembly, right after joining the...

  • 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...

  • Rogge expected to get heat at Munich 11 Jewish memorial service

    August 3, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Jewish speakers are expected to criticize International Olympics Committee president when he attends a memorial ceremony for Israeli coaches and athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    Monday’s service, which is a Jewish community event, has created a “dilemma” for...

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  • Arrests made in Israeli Holocaust memorial vandalism

    June 26, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Israeli police said on Tuesday they had arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jews on suspicion of having spray-painted anti-Zionist slogans at the national Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial two weeks ago.

    The men, aged 18, 26 and 27, belong to an ultra-Orthodox group opposed to Israel’s...

  • Life and Death

    By David Suissa

    June 20, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    For a man who runs a mortuary and memorial park that arranges about 1,500 funerals a year, Len Lawrence spends a lot of his time thinking about the living. In particular, he thinks about those who have suddenly lost a loved one and are caught completely unprepared for the many...

  • Belarus Holocaust memorial vandalized

    June 4, 2012 | 11:17 am

    A Holocaust memorial in eastern Belarus was vandalized.

    Brown paint was poured over about 60 percent of the marker, on the site of the Jewish ghetto in the Belarusian city of Mahileu, according to Radio Free Europe.

    It is not known who damaged the memorial.

    Jews have lived in Mahileu since the 16th century, Radio Free Europe reported.

  • Arthur Stern, scientist, humanitarian, peace activist, dies at 87

    May 30, 2012 | 10:53 am

    The Los Angeles Jewish community lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished members on May 24. Arthur Stern, award-winning engineer, visionary leader, and beloved family member and friend, died at 87. In his professional life, Arthur was responsible for a stunning range of...

  • Florence Zeldin, Rebbetzin of Stephen S. Wise Temple dies at 92

    May 30, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Florence Zeldin, teacher, writer and wife of Stephen S. Wise Temple’s founding rabbi, Isaiah Zeldin, died May 20 at 92.

    Zelden, born to immigrant parents on Aug. 13, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from New York University. She met her husband at Camp Achvah, where she was the...

  • Budapest Holocaust memorial defaced

    May 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A Holocaust Memorial on the banks of the Danube in Budapest was defaced just days after unknown vandals hung pigs’ feet on a statue of Raoul Wallenberg.

    Hungarian media on Friday published a photo of the monument with spray-painted stars of David and the phrases “This is not...

  • Remember and thank

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 24, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Being the most painful day for the Israeli nation, the Israeli Memorial day marks for me, more than anything, solidarity and togetherness.

    In its 64 years of existence, Israel has been through more than ten wars and operations, and endless terror events. To this day, 22993 Israelis...

  • A yearly reminder of the reason we are here

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 20, 2012 | 11:49 am

    The story of Israel is often being described here with the sentence: From Holocaust to revival (free translation from Hebrew).


    In the 1940’s, the Jews, who were scattered all over the world, faced destruction by an evil monster with a twisted mind and great charisma. Being...

  • Memorial to Ethiopians to be built on Mount Herzl

    November 30, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    A memorial to Ethiopian Jews who died en route to Israel will be established on Mount Herzl.

    Israel’s Cabinet on Nov. 27 approved the memorial, which will list the names of the approximately 4,000 members of the Ethiopian community who died while traveling on foot to Israel.

    ...
  • Canadian gov’t funding Jewish veterans memorial

    November 8, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    Canada’s government said it will help fund a memorial honoring Jewish war veterans.

    A grant of up to $28,700 will go toward the construction of the monument on the central Sherman campus of the United Jewish Appeal Federation in Toronto, the country’s minister of veterans affairs...

  • Opinion: 9/11, 10 years later

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    When I was in New York last week, I prowled Ground Zero. I couldn’t actually touch it — the entire site is now a massive construction zone, a concatenation of Shanghais, encircled in chain link, surrounded by uniformed officers of the New York City Police Department.

    I crossed...

  • Memorial to be built for Israeli New Zealand quake victims

    April 12, 2011 | 10:26 am

    A memorial will be built in memory of the three Israelis killed in the recent earthquake in New Zealand.

    Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said Monday in Christchurch that Israel would pay for the memorial to backpackers Gabi Ingel, Ofer Levi and Ofer Mizrachi, who were among the more...

  • L.A. Mourns the Fogels

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2011 | 11:16 am

    On Thursday, Mar. 17, about 300 people gathered at Bnai David-Judea on Pico for a service to remember the Fogels, the five members of a single family brutally killed in the West Bank settlement of Itamar just six days earlier.

    A place to mourn, a chance to feel supported and...

  • Debbie Friedman: Memorial donations

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    To all of Debbie’s beloved fans who have inquired about making donations in her memory:

    A number of years ago, Debbie established the Renewal of Spirit Foundation with the goal of manifesting her life’s work and all that she stood for. Now, donations to the Renewal of Spirit...

  • Munich bids on Olympics as memorial fight continues

    January 12, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Munich, Germany has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, as widows of victims of the 1972 games massacre fight for an opening ceremonies memorial.

    Munich’s 2018 Winter Olympics bid committee on Tuesday handed over its bid book to officials from the...

  • Hundreds memorialize songwriter Debbie Friedman

    January 10, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Just hours after Debbie Friedman’s death, more than 400 people turned out for a memorial service for the popular songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music.

    Friedman’s funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, near Los Angeles.

    The memorial event, held Sunday...

  • Netanyahu heckled at Carmel fire memorial

    January 5, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was heckled and an Israeli government minister was forced to leave a state memorial ceremony for the 44 people killed in the Carmel fire.

    The relatives and friends at Wednesday’s memorial at Kibbutz Beit Oren, which sustained damage in the fire,...

  • Memorial held for Ethiopian Jews

    May 12, 2010 | 1:24 pm

    A memorial service was held for the some 4,000 Jewish Ethiopians who died making their way to Israel.

    The annual state service was held Wednesday near a memorial erected on Mount Herzl by the Absorption and Immigration Ministry in memory of those who died during the trek to the...

  • Designs sought for Jewish Babi Yar memorial

    April 29, 2010 | 11:48 am

    The Jewish community of Ukraine has announced an international architectural contest for a memorial complex in Babi Yar.

    After many years of speculation and argument, the community has been granted permission from the Kiev city administration to build a memorial in the ravine...

  • Help Honor Stephen Tyrone Johns

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    We need to honor Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39,  the security guard who was gunned down June 10 by a white supremacist at the entrance to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    “A soft-spoken, gentle giant,”  Milton Talley, a former employee of the U.S. Holocaust...

  • Dr.Joel Geiderman Confronts Iran…and Obama?

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    Last Thursday, President Barack Obama attended the Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony on Capital Hill and was met with some pretty strong words of warning and admonishment.  To read the account politico.com, the people on the dais with the President stopped just short of...

  • Day at the beach—Omaha Beach

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    December 11, 2008 | 1:47 am

    June 6, 1944, may have been the most important day of the 20th century. The Allied invasion of France breached Hitler's Atlantic Wall and decisively turned the war against the Nazi regime.

    The invasion itself was a combination of great leadership, detailed planning and a brilliant...

  • Obituaries

    September 17, 2008 | 9:20 pm

    Our thoughts go to the families of the men and women who were killed in the Metrolink Train 111 crash in Chatsworth on Friday, Sept. 12.

    We also send our prayers to the families of the men, women and children who were killed when a passenger jet, en route from Moscow to Perm in...

  • Obituaries

    August 14, 2008 | 1:58 am

    Harold Ackerman died July 30 at 96. He is survived by his son, Jerrold; and daughter, Tobi Chinsky. Hillside

    David Alper died Aug. 2 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Estelle; daughters, Elizabeth Keran and Joan; and sons, L. Andrew and Robert. Hillside

    Jeanette Brauner died July...

  • Obituaries

    August 7, 2008 | 2:32 am

    June Walker, Presidents Conference Chair and Hadassah Leader, Dies at 74

    June Walker was in working mode two weeks ago.

    On July 21, she presided over a farewell reception for outgoing Israeli U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman. Two days later she led a meeting of the Conference of...

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