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Jackie Mason was a Jewish American comedy icon

August 19, 2021

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Philissa Cramer (JTA)—Jackie Mason, who died Saturday, July 24 at 93, didn’t always set out to be a comedian. In fact, it wasn’t until he was 30 that he left behind the Orthodox rabbinate for irreverent open-mic nights. Mason, born Yacov Moshe Maza to Orthodox parents, was one of the last survivors of the Borscht [...]

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Rabbi Richard Hirsch, eulogized Martin Luther King Jr. and helped guide the Reform movement to Zionism

August 19, 2021

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Rabbi Richard Hirsch spent the 1960s bringing Jews and Blacks closer in advancing civil rights in the United States. He spent the rest of his life bringing Reform Jews closer to Israel in advancing Zionism. Hirsch died Monday, August 16 in Boca Raton, Florida, his family said. He was 95. The Cleveland native became the [...]

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Stuart Arnold Blum

July 16, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Stuart Arnold Blum, 62, passed away on July 7, 2021. Stuart was born to Stanley and Marilyn Blum on November 25, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. Stuart is preceded in death by his wife, Jaime Spiegel-Blum and his mother, Marilyn Blum. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Ian Spiegel-Blum and wife Elizabeth [...]

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Morton L. Bresenoff

July 16, 2021

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Raleigh, N.C.—Morton L. Bresenoff was born on January 10, 1929 in New York, N.Y. and passed away on July 5, 2021. Graveside service was held at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.

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Janet A. Resh

July 16, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Janet A. Resh peacefully passed away on July 3, 2021, in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by her loving family. Janet was born in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 1923 to Jacob and Anne Sterman. Upon graduating from High school, Janet worked in the war effort as a secretary for the government during WWII. During [...]

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Isabel Lohre Blumenthal

June 24, 2021

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Brewster, N.Y.—Isabel Blumenthal passed away on June 14, 2021 in Brewster, N.Y. where she had lived since November 2015. She previously lived in Glen Burnie, Md., Norfolk, Va. and New York City. Isabel Carolyn Lohre was born on May 7, 1929 to Cantor Harvin Lohre and Beatrice Gotthelf Lohre, Manhattan, N.Y. Isabel graduated PS 87 [...]

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Jean Fried Jaffe

June 24, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Jean Fried Jaffe, who asked everyone to call her Mimi, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2021. Married to her college sweetheart Jerry (Pop) for 70 years, Mimi was devoted to family. In her 91 years, she was most proud of their three children: Susan (and husband Alan), Ross (and wife Eve), and Ellen, [...]

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Juliet A. Katz

June 24, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Juliet A. Katz, 100 years old, passed away June 19, 2021. Julie was the daughter of Frank and Josephine Abramson, and she was raised by aunt and uncle Aaron and Ida Levinsky in New York City. As a young woman, Julie attended college, then later worked as a secretary to Samuel David Leidesdorf, founder [...]

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Steve L. Schatzman

June 24, 2021

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Virginia Beach—At age 77, Steve Schatzman passed away June 13, 2021. He is predeceased by his wife Georgia and his children, Shari, Wendy and Marni and grandson Sammy. Funeral services were held in Boca Raton, Fla. with shiva in New York. A commemoration was held in Virginia Beach.

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Janet Malcolm, famed New Yorker writer whose family fled the Nazis

June 24, 2021

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The influential journalist Janet Malcolm, whose family changed their last name after fleeing the Nazis during World War II, died Wednesday, June 16 at 86 of lung cancer. Malcolm, who was known for her incisive interviews and innovative New Journalism style, wrote for The New Yorker since the 1960s and published several collections of essays [...]

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