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Chabad leader, Tulane professor David Kaufmann dies in Houston


DAVID KAUFMANN, a Tulane professor and leader of the Chabad Lubavitch community for the past four decades, and considered a shaliach (emissary) died on Thursday morning in Houston, where he had been living  while receiving continuing medical treatment at M.D. Anderson Clinic for the past two months.

Kaufmann, considered a...
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Photographer, arts supporter Nancy Robinson Moss expires

NANCY ROBINSON MOSS, an arts enthusiast and photographer, who worked with what is now The Historic Collection of New Orleans on Royal Street, died peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, February 25 at her home.

A well-known photographer, she is also credited for having worked with the eminent late...
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Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, ‘Queen of Carbon,’ dies at 86

(JTA) — Physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, the daughter of impoverished Polish Jewish immigrants whose pioneering research into the thermal and electrical properties of carbon earned her the nickname “Queen of Carbon,” has died.

Dresselhaus, who also was an advocate for women in science fields, died Monday at 86.

Her research was foundational to the...
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Former businesswoman Gail Rubin succumbs to cancer in Birmingham

GAIL FANTL RUBIN, the former president of ProCreations Publishing Company, noted for its catalog of collectible posters and clothing sold at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival and others worldwide, died peacefully at her home in Birmingham, AL. on February 15, 2017, following a hard,...
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Private burial for retired furniture store owner Leonard ‘Boo’ Katz

LEONARD “BOO” ABRAHAM KATZ, the retired owner of Katz Furniture, was buried today, February 9, two days after he passed away peacefully on February 7. He was 89.

A native of New Orleans, Katz was a graduate of Alcee Fortier High School and attended Tulane University until inducted and proudly...
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Ari Rath, celebrated journalist and former Jerusalem Post editor, dies at 92

(JTA) — Ari Rath, a prominent Austrian-Israeli journalist who served as editor-in-chief at the Jerusalem Post, has died.

Rath died Friday in Vienna, a week after turning 92, The Jerusalem Post reported. In recent years, he suffered from heart problems.

Born in 1925 in Vienna, Rath came to pre-state Palestine...
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Engineer Irwin Issacson, Jr. dies at 91

IRWIN ISSACSON, JR., an engineer and consultant, who helped transform much of the New Orleans skyline and whose consulting engineering firm was considered one of the finest in the nation, died at Touro Infirmary today, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, of a heart attack. He was 91.

Issacson served as both...
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Miriam Goldberg, editor and publisher of Intermountain Jewish News since ’72, dies at 100

(JTA) — Miriam Harris Goldberg, the editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News in Denver since 1972, has died.

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 newspaper, died Sunday....
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Retiree Ramond Yarfitz passes away here; funeral in Atlanta on Wed.

RAYMOND HENRY YARFITZ,  a retiree from Atlanta, who moved to Reserve, LA. to become a resident of the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home there, died earlier today, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. He was 93.

Yarfitz was a resident of Atlanta for 60 years, where he was involved in...
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Russian war hero Mikhail Glotser dies at 95

MIKHAIL GLOTSER, a hero of the Battle of Stalingrad who later immigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen almost two decades ago, has died. He was 95.

Glotser was a radio operator in the Soviet Army when they suffered huge losses at the hands of...
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