Archive | January, 2016

The Huberman Violin

January 22, 2016

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Joshua Bell

My violin is more than 300 years old. Known as the Gibson ex Huberman, the revered instrument came into my life one fateful day during the summer of 2001. I was in London, getting ready to play a ‘Proms’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall and decided to stop by the famous violin shop, J [...]

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What slaves know best

January 22, 2016

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How do Jews fit into God’s plan to civilize the world? If we were chauvinistic, the question would not even arise in our minds. But since we are not, the question “Why did God give the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel, of all people?” gains its force. The Bible itself gives a hint [...]

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Howard Leibowitz, key aide to two Boston mayors and a Jewish leader

January 8, 2016

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BOSTON (JTA)—Howard Leibowitz, an influential behind-the-scenes aide to two Boston mayors and a leader in Jewish causes, has died. Leibowitz died suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday, Dec. 27. He was 63. Leibowitz, a Brandeis University graduate, was recalled as a passionate strategist and advocate for the homeless, fair housing and racial justice. He [...]

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Andreja Preger, noted concert pianist, anti-Nazi partisan

January 8, 2016

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Andreja Preger, noted concert pianist, anti-Nazi partisan Andreja Preger, a noted concert pianist who survived the Holocaust as part of Yugoslavia’s anti-Nazi partisans, has died. Preger died on December 18 in Belgrade at the age of 104. Preger was born in Pecs, Hungary, but grew up in Zagreb, where he attended the local Jewish school. [...]

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Bertram Spagat Nusbaum

January 8, 2016

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NORFOLK—Bertram Spagat Nusbaum, Jr., 91, played his final round of life on January 2, 2016, with his loving family in the gallery. Born in Norfolk, Va., May 11, 1924, Bert was the son of the late Bertram Spagat and Cilla Guggenheimer Nusbaum. He graduated from Maury High School and The University of Virginia, where he [...]

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Edna Rubin Levin

January 8, 2016

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Virginia Beach —Edna Rubin Levin, 93, passed away December 20, 2015. She was born in Newport News, Va. and was the daughter of the late Jack Rubin and Gertrude Frost. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Aaron Levin and a grandson Justin Bangel. She was a member of Congregation Beth El. Survivors [...]

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Eliot Alan Landau

January 8, 2016

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Chicago—Eliot Alan Landau, 73, passed away on January 4, 2016 after a long illness. A native of Chicago, he was predeceased by his parents Bernard and Sarah Goltz Landau. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Bell Landau, his daughters Debra (Jeff), Elizabeth (Seth), Susan (Scott Van Dyke) and three grandchildren. He is also survived [...]

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Hanna Lillian Robbins Konikoff

January 8, 2016

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Norfolk —Hanna Lillian Robbins Konikoff, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away January 2, 2016 at the age of 95. She was lovingly surrounded by all of her children Albert (Wendy), Stephen (Ronnie-Jane), David (Sofia) Konikoff and Sharon (Richard) Berger and grandchildren. The eldest daughter of Abe and Rose Robbins, she was preceded by [...]

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Mal Vincent to discuss Avalon at Film Festival

January 8, 2016

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Sunday, Jan. 24, 5:30 pm, Roper Performing Arts Center Mal Vincent, who celebrated his 50th anniversary as a local and syndicated theater, movie and arts critic this year, is host for a rare screening of the comedy Avalon as the closing night feature of the 23rd Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, presented by Alma* and [...]

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CRC announces 4th annual Israel Poster Contest

January 8, 2016

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First–12th graders — Deadline: Monday, Feb. 29, 4 pm The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater invites local first through 12th graders to participate in their fourth annual Israel Poster Contest. A list of ‘cool facts’ about Israel is available at www.JewishVA.org/CRCIsraelPosterContest. Contest rules are: • Each student should choose one [...]

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