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On the evening of Nov. 12, 2010, a large crowd gathered in a New York City ballroom to celebrate my beloved mentor and scholar, Rabbi Steinsaltz’s magnum opus — his monumental translation and commentary of the entire Talmud. He had worked on it for 45 years.
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, one of Judaism’s exceptional modern-day commentators, died in Jerusalem after suffering from acute pneumonia. He was 83 years old.Steinsaltz was born in Jerusalem on July 11, 1937. His scholarship was noted at an early age. He studied mathematics, chemistry…
Rabbi David Davis, a theology professor who became known for highlighting Jesus’ Jewish identity, died July 7 of a heart attack at his home in Sun City. He was 84.
For some people, a good rabbi is defined by a piercing intellect; for others, a good rabbi must have compassion for those who are suffering. Rabbi Micah Caplan, the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Tzion, had both those qualities — as well as a magnetic personality and the ability to talk…
Paul Sandler, M.D., of blessed memory, passed away peacefully, June 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by Maryjane, his loving wife of 54 years; his children, Lisa, David and Jocelyn, Suzanne and Scott, and Sarah; his adoring grandchildren, Jack, Will, Emmett, Rafi and Vivian…
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Marty (Martin) Abramson at age 73 on June 7, 2020. Marty was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Temple University with a BS and MFA both in communication and theater.