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  • Amy Winehouse’s family will light yahrzeit candle

    July 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The family of Amy Winehouse will mark the first anniversary of the singer’s death using Jewish tradition, a British magazine reported, quoting the singer’s mother.

    Janis Winehouse told HELLO! Magazine that the family will mark the anniversary quietly together with prayers and the...

  • From Bar Mitzvah to Yahrzeit, Breed Street Shul comes full circle

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Milton “Muttie” Siegel celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1937 at the Breed Street Shul, the largest synagogue in Boyle Heights. Last month, Siegel’s family marked his yahrzeit, the anniversary of his death, at the same shul, which has recently been partially refurbished as a...

  • Yom HaShoah 2012 events calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    SUN | APRIL 15

    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES
    The Museum of Tolerance screens award-winning Holocaust documentaries from its film division, Moriah Films, over the course of 10 days. Tonight features the 1982 Oscar winner for best documentary feature, “Genocide.” The series...

  • Rabbi Heschel at 100—still the voice of God

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I had a life-changing experience on Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's 25th yahrzeit in 1997. After just meeting and befriending Heschel's daughter and only child, Susannah, she took me with her to all of the various memorial services happening around New York City in her father's...
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  • A Little Light Seeps Into Dark Times

    By Roberta Fahn Schoffman

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It is hard to recall such despairing times.

    A young Tel Aviv man spat three times on Yitzhak Rabin's memorial -- the same number as the bullets that felled him -- in front of a Channel 2 news crew a few days before the anniversary of his murder. Glaring swastikas were found splashed...