Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775
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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Chayale Fuhrman, famed star of Yiddish theater and advocate for the preservation of the Yiddish language, passed away from pneumonia on March 7 in San Jose, Calif., at age 91. She went by her family's stage surname, Ash, and grew up in Yiddish theater, where she began her acting career at age 6. Born in Kishinev, Bessarabia, in modern-day Moldova...
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Richard N. Smith, 83, a psychiatrist who maintained a private practice in child and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Jenkintown for 30 years, died March 12. A graduate of Central High School, Smith received a scholarship to attend Swarthmore College where he graduated in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in zoology. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College...
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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Arie Lipinsky, 62, who worked as a butcher and ran Main Line Kosher Meats for nearly 15 years, died in his sleep on Feb. 23 after a prolonged struggle with diabetes. The father of four, all born in Israel, as well as the son of survivors, Lipinsky was born in Lod and served in the Israel Defense Forces during the...
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Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, a native of Broomall who was an award-winning columnist and an author whose collaborations with popular cultural icons usually wound up on the nonfiction best-seller lists, died in a car crash on Feb. 10 in Michigan, his home base for many years. A popular reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Zaslow had a knack for...
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Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto at age 99. Plaut, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, was quoted by media around the world on issues pertaining to Reform Judaism. In 1981, he published a volume of commentary on the Torah and Haftarah that has become the standard text used by the Reform...
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