Obituaries for March 9, 2017

David Rubinger, Israeli photographer who took iconic Six-Day War photo, dies David Rubinger, the Israeli photographer who took the iconic photo of Israeli paratroopers standing in front of the Western Wall after its capture in the Six-Day War, has died. Rubinger, whose photos chronicled much of the history of the Jewish state, died March 2…. Read More

Obituaries for March 3, 2017

‘The People’s Court’ Judge Wapner dies at 97 Joseph Wapner, the retired judge who starred on “The People’s Court” — the first television reality show — has died. Wapner died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97. “The People’s Court” premiered in September 1981, and Wapner heard thousands of cases during his… Read More

Obituaries for February 23, 2017

Stephen P. Cohen, Middle East intermediary, dies at 71 Stephen Philip Cohen, a Canadian-born academic and Jewish organizational leader who served as a confidential intermediary between Israeli and Arab leaders for three decades, died Jan. 23. He was 71 and had been in poor health. A social psychologist by training, Cohen arranged and participated in historic… Read More

Obituaries for Feb. 16, 2017

Chaim Ferster, survivor of 8 Nazi camps, dies at 94 Chaim Ferster, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who spent time in eight concentration camps, has died. Ferster died Feb. 6, in Manchester, England, from pneumonia and a kidney infection, surrounded by his three sons and other family members, the BBC reported. He was 94. He was… Read More

Obituaries for Feb. 9, 2017

Mayer Abramowitz, rabbi to Miami’s Cuban exiles, dies at 97 Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz, who opened the doors of his Miami Beach synagogue to waves of Cuban exiles beginning in the early 1960s, died Feb 2. at his home in Miami Beach. He was 97. Abramowitz, longtime leader of Temple Menorah, ministered to hundreds of Jews… Read More

Obituaries for February 2, 2017

Fred Buff, 95, was passenger on SS St. Louis Fred Buff, 95, of Rockville, died Jan. 9 of complications from pneumonia. He was born in 1921 in Krumbach, Germany. He and his wife of 72 years, Lotte, lived in Paramus, N.J., from 1950 until moving to Maryland in 2014 to be closer to family. He… Read More

Obituaries for Jan. 26, 2017

Miriam Goldberg, editor and publisher, dies, at 100 Miriam Harris Goldberg, the editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News in Denver since 1972, has died. She was 100. Goldberg, a charter inductee of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame who was honored frequently by the Jewish and general community for her stewardship of the weekly… Read More

Obituaries for January 19

Jerome Boden Jerome Boden died Dec. 29 after a battle with cancer. Boden was a consummate family man. His dedication to his wife of 56 years and his children, grandchildren and extended family formed the nucleus of his life. Boden received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, master’s degree in industrial engineering and statistics and… Read More

Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2017

Nat Hentoff, journalist, author, music critic and social activist, dies at 91 Nat Hentoff, who wrote about civil liberties and jazz for The Village Voice for 50 years and also wrote for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, DownBeat magazine and other publications, has died. Nathan Irving Hentoff — who grew up in the Roxbury section of… Read More

Obituaries for January 5, 2017

Rabbi Lionel Blue, the first openly gay British rabbi, dies at 86 Rabbi Lionel Blue, the first openly gay British rabbi and a popular on-air personality, has died. Blue, a broadcaster on BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day” show for 30 years, died Dec. 19 at 86. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many… Read More