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  • José Nessim, Sephardic Jewish Leader; 91

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    1 week ago

    Dr. José Nessim, a beloved family man, respected physician and transformative Jewish leader, died peacefully in his home on Shabbat, July 26, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 91.

    Born in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Oct. 28, 1922, the young Nessim came to the United...

  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dead at 80

    By  Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Leonard Fein, a towering figure in Jewish progressive thought and action, died Aug. 14. He was 80.

     “Leibel” as he was universally addressed, was a prolific writer, a professor at Brandeis University and the creator of organizations and institutions that have left a lasting...

  • Menahem Golan, Veteran Israeli Film Producer, dies at 85

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 weeks ago

    Menahem Golan, a pioneer of Israeli cinema who made a splash in Hollywood with B-movie action flicks in the 1980s, died on Aug. 8.  He was 85.

    The producer and director was on an evening stroll with relatives when he collapsed not far from his home in Jaffa and died despite...

  • Jesse Steinfeld, anti-tobacco surgeon general, dies at 87

    3 weeks ago

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who fought vigorously as surgeon general to warn the public of the dangers of smoking, has died.

    Steinfeld, who served in the post from 1969 until President Richard Nixon forced his resignation in 1973, died Tuesday in Pomona, Calif., from complications...

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  • James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

    3 weeks ago

    James Brady, a former U.S. presidential press secretary who became a leading gun control crusader after he was critically wounded in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said on Monday. He was 73.

    The March 30, 1981, attack on Reagan...

  • Dan Markel, legal scholar, 41

    July 23, 2014 | 9:13 am

    Legal scholar and Florida State University College of Law professor Dan Markel died on July 19, after being fatally shot in his Florida home on July 18. Much has been said of his prominence in the legal community, which was on its way to legend. But too little has been said about...

  • Remembering Reb Zalman, a blessing

    July 9, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Reb Zalman), an ordained Lubavitch rabbi,  founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, and one of the most profound and important Jewish thinkers of our age, was born in Zhovka, Poland ( now Ukraine), in 1924 and died on July 3, 2014, in Boulder, Colo....

  • Sanford ‘Sandy’ Frank: An appreciation

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 23, 2014 | 11:43 am

    Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas on April 18 of complications arising out of a glioblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. He was 59.

    Frank grew up in...

  • Obituaries

    April 17, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    Judith Aarons died March 12 at 65. Survived by husband Michael; sons Brett (Lenka), Kelly; 4 grandchildren; father Allan Adler; sisters Edie Bogoff, Melony (Gary) Linza, Terry (Bill) Rogoway; brother Craig Adler. Mount Sinai

    Leonard Adelman died March 6 at 90. Survived by wife...

  • Rebbetzin Miriam Adler-Huttler, 78

    February 6, 2013 | 11:07 am

    Rebbetzin Miriam Adler-Huttler, a distinguished rabbinic figure in Los Angeles, died on Jan. 3. She was 78.

    A seventh-generation Jerusalemite and a descendant of the Zhvill and Lelov Chasidic dynasties, she was born Oct. 30, 1934, the only child of Grand Rabbi Elazar Adler and...

  • Feb. 2-8

    February 6, 2013 | 10:51 am

    David Bennett died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by daughter Michele Bennett; 2 nephews. Hillside

    Roslyn Berkman died Nov. 17 at 89. Survived by sons Neil (Janis), Louis (Robin); sister Marion (Russell) Weiss; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Rosalyn Brickman died...

  • My Ima, Peppi Feller

    January 30, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    עד שקמת אמא שקמת אם בישראל

    Three weeks ago my Ima passed away. She was a remarkable woman - determined, honest to a fault, principled, sharp witted, devoted, a fighter, a survivor. And she was an Ima like few others - investing every last bit of herself in me. On the night prior...

  • Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

    January 30, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Lorraine Berg died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughter Ivy Kagan Bierman; sons Shelton (Julia), Mitchell (Susan); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Leonard. Mount Sinai

    Gerald Elliot Birnbaum died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by wife Linda; daughter Ilene (Greg) Seigel;...

  • Dr. Leon Morgenstern, 93

    January 9, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Dr. Leon Morgenstern, Cedars-Sinai’s inaugural director of surgery and founder of its Center for Healthcare Ethics, died on Dec. 23. He was 93.

    Although born in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1919, Morgenstern considered himself a New Yorker and earned his medical degree from New York...

  • Jan. 4-10

    January 9, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Barbara Lee Adler died Nov. 3 at 80. Survived by husband Donald; sons John (Alisa), Mitchell (Vicki), Jeffrey (Beverly); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Sheldon Becker died Nov. 4 at 82. Survived by wife Flora; son Michael. Mount Sinai

    Olga Carvel died Nov. 5 at 94. Survived by...

  • ‘Odd Couple’ actor Jack Klugman dies

    December 25, 2012 | 9:34 am

    Actor Jack Klugman, who made up the sloppy half of the popular "Odd Couple," has died.

    Klugman, who also starred in the original film version of "12 Angry Men," died Monday at his home in Northridge, Calif.

    Klugman won two Emmy awards for his portrayal of sloppy and careless...

  • 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...

  • Obituaries Nov. 23-29

    November 20, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Zafira Abravanel died Oct. 1 at 73. Survived by husband Sylvin; sons Isidore, Mario; brothers Dario (Sara), Isaac Cabon; sister Anita (Beto) Nachmias; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    Marion Appleby died Sept. 30 at 78. Survived by daughters Sherry, Janice Lewis; sons Gary, Lee...

  • Lawrence J. Ramer, businessman and humanitarian, 84

    November 8, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Lawrence J. Ramer died at his home on Nov. 2 after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. 

    Born in Bayonne, N.J., on July 29, 1928, Ramer grew up in Hackensack, N.J. He graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. While earning his MBA from Harvard...

  • Obituaries: Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2012

    September 27, 2012 | 9:58 am

    Shirley Leah Adler died June 20 at 92. Survived by daughters Elissa (Bruce) Fishman, Marsha Warnick, Janet (Lee) Karson, Rochelle (Jeff) Fishman; son Stephen (Yvette); 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Eden

    Hylda Bittman died Aug. 18 at 81. Survived by husband Henry;...

  • I remember Pete Steffens

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Pete Steffens, journalist, teacher, political activist and champion swimmer, died on Aug. 23, at 87, in Nanaimo on Canada’s Vancouver Island, and I lost a friend of 60 years standing.

    Pete had the privilege, and the burden, of being the son of a very famous father, muckraker...

  • 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...

  • Obituaries: Sep. 7-13, 2012

    September 5, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Anita Roslyn Anshen died July 30 at 94. Survived by daughter Barbara; son Edward (Susanne); 1 grandchild; sister Gloria Leronan. Mount Sinai

    Gertrude Begun died July 27 at 61. Survived by husband Jeffrey; mother Pearl Garber; sister Marcy (Doug) Woodhull; brother Ron (Sue)...

  • Why the Wait?

    August 29, 2012 | 5:44 pm

    As bombs dropped over Germany, aerial photographer Arthur Oxenberg would lean out of a B-17 Flying Fortress with his camera to snap a photograph. His photos were a way the U.S. Army Air Forces could tell whether bombs hit their targets.

    Based in Italy, Oxenberg flew 62 combat...

  • A Celebration of Dad

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 29, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    I called my 94-year-old father in Ohio on July 9. I told him how much I loved him, that he was the most wonderful father ever, that I would miss him, and that it was OK for him to let go.

    All I could hear was his heavy breathing as the hospice nurse held the phone to his ear.

    ...
  • Obituraries: August 10-16

    August 8, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    Joseph Harold Bialick died June 23 at 90. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughter Shari (Harold Morris) Rosemblat; son Brian; former son-in-law Raphael Rosemblat; 1 grandchild. Home of Peace

    Annette Bloom died June 28 at 88. Survived by daughter Susan (Howard) Gilman; 2 grandchildren....

  • Rabbi Morris (Moshe) Rubinstein, 78

    August 1, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Rabbi Morris (Moshe) Rubinstein, who served as rabbi of Valley Beth Israel in Sun Valley from 1972-2000, died July 24 at 78.

    Rubinstein received his bachelor’s degree at Yeshiva College in 1955, and a master’s degree in Hebrew Literature as well as rabbinic ordination at the Jewish...

  • Obituraries: August 3-9

    August 1, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Alice Aller died June 20 at 94. Survived by daughter Michelle; son Barry. Malinow and Silverman

    Burton Barnett died June 20 at 82. Survived by daughters Ledeen, Keri Semmelman; sons Brad, Lyndon, Alan; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

    June Chaitin...

  • Obituraries: July 27 - August 2

    July 25, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Ruth Ash died June 21 at 85. Survived by sons David (Peggy), Harold (Edythe); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ruth Avrick died June 14 at 88. Survived by husband Alan; daughter Joady (Bruce) Miller; sons Michael, William; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

    Cecelia Berman...

  • Obituraries: July 20-26

    July 18, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Carol Abrams died June 3 at 69. Survived by husband Gerald; daughter Tracy (Jono) Rosen; son J.J. (Katie McGrath); 5 grandchildren; sister Joan (Stanford) Davidson. Hillside

    Gita Adler died May 29 at 73. Survived by husband Boris; daughters Sue (Roger) Marshall, Simone; son Jeff...

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