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Elsie Martin

February 18, 2021

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Norfolk—Elsie Martin, longtime resident of Norfolk, passed away February 2, 2021. Born September 5, 1926 in Czechoslovakia, she and her family immigrated to the United States in the mid-1930s to escape the persecution of the Jewish people of Europe. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Martin. She was a resident of [...]

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Rose Rosenbach

February 18, 2021

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Norfolk—Rose Rosenbach, 90, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Mary Miller Rottenberg and Joseph Rottenberg. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Kurt M. Rosenbach; her brother, Maurice and her daughter-in-law, Kathy. Mrs. Rosenbach was a member of [...]

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Bernard “Bernie” Schloss

February 18, 2021

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Norfolk—Bernard “Bernie” Schloss, passed away February 9, 2021. He was 88 years old and was born in Edelfingen, Germany. Bernie was the son of the late Henry and Regina Schloss, and was preceded in death by his brother, Max. Bernie is survived by his three daughters, Laura S. Jones, Caroline M. Schloss, and Helen R. [...]

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Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon

February 18, 2021

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Ari Gold, a pop star who left his Orthodox Jewish roots to become a music icon of and activist for the LGBTQ community, died this month. He was 47, and the cause was leukemia. Gold was born and raised in an Orthodox family in the Bronx, New York. NPR once reported that his musical talent [...]

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Turned off from the vaccine by misinformation, 36-year-old haredi Orthodox man in Israel dies of COVID

February 18, 2021

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Avraham Bedman, a 36-year-old man from Jerusalem, died of COVID on Wednesday, Feb. 10. His fellow synagogue members are blaming his death on misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine. According to Kikar Hashabbat, an Israeli news site, an email sent to members of Bedman’s synagogue claimed that Bedman did not get the coronavirus vaccine because he [...]

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Hershel Shanks, popularizer of biblical archaeology

February 18, 2021

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Hershel Shanks, the one-time publisher and editor of Moment magazine and a powerhouse in the popularization of biblical archaeology, has died at 90. He died Feb. 5 at his home in Washington, D.C., from COVID-19, his daughter told The Washington Post. An attorney by training, in 1975 he started Biblical Archaeology Review, a Washington-based magazine [...]

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Paula Abrams Alperin

February 5, 2021

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Norfolk—Paula Abrams Alperin, 81 of Norfolk passed away on January 21, 2021. She was a native of Portsmouth, the daughter of William Abrams and Esther Lipman Abrams. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1957. In 1958, she married her husband of 52 years, Ervin Alperin of Norfolk. She graduated from the DePaul School [...]

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Wendy Marie Blau

February 5, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Wendy Marie Blau, 71, made her transition to be with God, as well as her journeyed loved ones on Monday, January 25, 2021. Born on September 15, 1949 to Lee and Harry Blau of Detroit, Michigan, she is preceded in death by her parents, and by her loving brother, Jeff Blau of Denver, Colorado. [...]

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Mikhail Blikshteyn

February 5, 2021

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Norfolk—Mikhail Blikshteyn of Norfolk passed away in the late hours of Monday, January 25, 2021 at the age of eighty-six. Mikhail was born on May 19, 1934. He was the husband of Rose, father of Yuliana Korik (Anatoliy), grandfather of Bella and Boris and their families. A graveside service was held for Mr. Blikshteyn at [...]

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Dr. Charles Abraham Fish

February 5, 2021

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Johnson City, Tenn.—Dr. Charles Abraham Fish, 78, of Johnson City, died January 24, 2021 at his residence. Charles was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and was a son of the late Joseph and Esther Fish. He grew up with his siblings in a home dedicated to Judaism and the Jewish people. His family was a [...]

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