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

Cut that shtick out. Save it for the wedding.

The checklist for Gavri and Laura Yares’ wedding last year included British and American flags, a ton of Star Wars paraphernalia, animal figurines, Hawaiian leis and grass skirts. At least that was the checklist their guests had made when planning their shtick — the comical dancing, tricks and other gags that guests at Jewish weddings… 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

Celebrations for February 16, 2017

Sammy Polott will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County on Feb. 18, with his parents, Arthur and Anita Polott; brother, Daniel Polott; and grandparents, Lena and Zalman Polott and Barbara and Ron Blumenthal. Sammy attends Tilden Middle School, loves to play baseball and is a big Nationals fan. Sammy volunteers… 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