Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
Dr. William Zev Abrams, 93, who served as Albert Einstein's dentist for almost a decade, and later fought to improve dental services for New Jersey's poor as a state health official, died April 19 of natural causes at his home in Haverford Township. Abrams took care of Einstein's teeth from shortly after the end of World War II until the...
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Gabriel Cohen, founder of the National Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper, died at age 98. The Associated Press reported that Cohen died April 19 at St. Vincent Hospital Hospice in Indianapolis. Cohen, a native of Louisville, Ky., founded the Indianapolis-based weekly newspaper in 1935. He also had a brief professional boxing career under the name Abie...
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Tina Susan Rieger, 63, the wife of United Jewish Communities' president and CEO Howard Rieger, died April 11 of pancreatic cancer at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. Rieger worked in both health care and the arts in three different countries. In her later life, she became a fiber artist. Her quilts, Jewish wedding canopies and other decorative pieces often...
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NEW YORK (JTA) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam died April 23 in an automobile accident. He was 73. Halberstam was on his way to an interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle for a book on the 1958 NFL championship game when the car in which he was a passenger was struck by another vehicle in...
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Nathan Marder, 89, a federal retiree and former assistant director of the Veterans Administration Regional Center, died March 28 at his home in the Medical Center at Rydal Park. Marder graduated from Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. He served as a captain in the Signal Corps during World War II, and later, in the...
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