Archive | October, 2014

The Death of Klinghoffer fails to live up to the controversy

October 31, 2014

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by Ami Eden NEW YORK (JTA)—“See it. You Decide,” the Metropolitan Opera of New York exhorts in a promotional push capitalizing on the controversy over its new production of The Death of Klinghoffer. Well, I saw it. And I’m not sure which was more of a letdown, the hubbub over the show or the show [...]

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Midterm elections: Jews facing off and other close races to watch

October 31, 2014

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by Ron Kampeas and Anthony Weiss (JTA)—With midterm elections just around the corner, four races for the House of Representatives in particular are catching our Jewish eyes. In California, succeeding Waxman: Ted Lieu vs. Elan Carr California’s 33rd Congressional District, stretching along the Pacific Coast and extending into the west side of Los Angeles, is [...]

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Herman Alan Spigel

October 20, 2014

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Norfolk —Herman Alan Spigel, 86, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Harbor’s Edge in Norfolk. He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace Spigel, MD and Jennie E. Spigel, by two daughters, Janet Spigel Linic and Katharine Lucy Spigel, and his sister, Suzanne Spigel Redmond. Herman is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara [...]

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Helene Silverman Rosenshein

October 20, 2014

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Virginia Beach —Helene Silverman Rosenshein passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the age of 83. She was born in the Bronx, N. Y. on Oct. 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Max and Emma Silverman. When she was five years old, the family moved to Hartford, Conn. Helene spent most of her summers [...]

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Felix Kahn

October 20, 2014

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Virginia Beach —Felix Kahn, 98, a resident of The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Felix was born in Somborn, Germany on March 13, 1916. By 1937, he was forced to emigrate to the United States following his oldest brother Gustav, while his other brother, Leo emigrated to South [...]

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Mr. Michael Jacobson

October 20, 2014

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Norfolk —Mr. Michael Jacobson, a native of Norfolk, passed away unexpectedly in his residence on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the age of 59. He was born on Nov. 6, 1954 to Felmore and Mildred Jacobson. Michael played tennis at Maury High School and graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College. He was preceded in death by [...]

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Sally Sarah Cohen

October 20, 2014

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Norfolk —Sally Sarah Cohen, 91, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. She was born in Boston, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard B. Cohen and her parents, Louis Cohen and Esther Epstein Cohen. Sally cherished her family. She is survived by her daughters Gloria Cohen, Donna Cohen Diamond (John). Her sons Paul [...]

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Boyd Briskin

October 20, 2014

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Riverside , Cal if—Boyd Briskin, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2014. Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1932, Boyd moved as a youth to Riverside, Calif. He was active in Scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout and as an adult working with scouts and being awarded the Silver Beaver. He played clarinet [...]

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Mila Kunis gives birth to girl

October 20, 2014

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Jewish actress Mila Kunis gave birth to a girl. The baby was born Sept. 30 at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The father is Kunis’ fiancee, actor Ashton Kutcher. Kunis said in interviews before her delivery that she would take a break from acting to be a full-time mother. Sources close to Kunis [...]

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Rabbi Israel Zoberman

October 20, 2014

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On the occasion of his 40th anniversary in the rabbinate, Rabbi Israel Zoberman of Congregation Beth Chaverim, offered the opening prayer at the House of Representatives as the guest of Congressman Scott Riggell this past summer.

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