Archive | October, 2015

The New York Times’ “Big Lie” about the Temple Mount

October 16, 2015

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NEW YORK (JTA)—This month, I opened The New York Times to Rick Gladstone’s article, “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” happy that the newspaper of record would explain to its audience the historical context of this embattled piece of real estate. As I read on, I was horrified. “The question, which many books [...]

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Best-selling novelist Jackie Collins

October 2, 2015

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Jackie Collins, whose steamy novels sold more than 500 million copies, has died following a six-year battle with breast cancer that she never divulged to the public. Collins, the daughter of a Jewish father and an Anglican mother, died Saturday, Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. She was 77. Her best-selling novels, mostly depicting the lives [...]

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At end of life, Oliver Sacks craved gefilte fish, and Judaism

October 2, 2015

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(JTA)—On Aug. 30, at age 82, noted neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks succumbed to a cancer that first plagued him nearly a decade ago, paused, and recently reappeared. One of his last essays, published posthumously, appears in the Sept. 14 issue of The New Yorker and is, surprisingly, an ode to gefilte fish. “Our [...]

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Eugena “Jean” Pearl

October 2, 2015

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Chesapeake — Eugena “Jean” Pearl, 73, passed away on September 21, 2015. She was the loving wife of Daniel for 54 years. Jean was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on the eve of World War II . She and her family moved to Long Island when Jean was a teenager. There, she met Dan at her [...]

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Mary Elizabeth Stone (Betsey) Mattox

October 2, 2015

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Daleville, Va.—Mary Elizabeth Stone (Betsey) Mattox, of Glade Hill and more recently of The Glebe, died peacefully Thursday, September 3, 2015. She was the daughter of Crispin Clack Stone and Julia Gatewood Cooper Stone. Her husband, Calvin Bryant Mattox, her son-in-law, Malcolm Rosenberg, her brother and sister-in-law, James and Wilda Stone, and her sister and [...]

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Chick Kaufman

October 2, 2015

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Virginia Beach —Chick Kaufman passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Chick was born September 30, 1927 in Norfolk, Va. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Doris Broh and Charles “Chuck” Kaufman, his sister Barbara Rosenwald, and his brother, George Kaufman. Chick attended Blair Junior High School, Stanton Military Academy, University of [...]

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Dorna Lee Isaacs

October 2, 2015

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South Orange , N.J.—Dorna Lee Isaacs of South Orange, N.J. died on September 13, 2015. Born in New York, N.Y., she was a graduate of Livingston High School and received her BA from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1974. She retired five years ago as vice president of Hammill & Gillespie in Livingston after [...]

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Harvey Lewis Horne

October 2, 2015

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Norfolk — Harvey Lewis Horne, 45, died Monday, September 21, 2015. Harvey was born in Norfolk to Stanley Horne and Jo-Ann Hollenbeck. He worked for Norfolk Parks and Recreation for over 25 years. Harvey was also a Norfolk CERT Trainer. He was an avid swimmer and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed teaching senior aqua aerobics and [...]

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Dr. L. Myron Diamondstein

October 2, 2015

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Virginia Beach -HAMPTON—Dr. L. Myron Diamondstein, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015. He was a resident of Hampton Roads for most of his life and was a doctor of optometry in a private practice. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Rodef Shalom Temple in [...]

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First Tidewater Shabbat Project to take place in Ghent

October 2, 2015

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Saturday, Oct. 23—Saturday, Oct. 24 Jewish people will gather in hundreds of cities around the world for the second international Shabbat Project next month. The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum—religious, secular and traditional; young and old, from all corners of the globe—uniting to experience one full Shabbat. [...]

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