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Zionist leader Jacques Torczyner dies

(JTA) — Jacques Torczyner, a former national president of the Zionist Organization of America, has died. Torczyner, a leader in the Zionist movement in the United States and around the world, died March 7 in Saratoga, Calif. He was 98.

He served as ZOA president from 1968 to 1973, and...
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Rabbi Menachem Froman, West Bank religious leader, dies of cancer

(JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Froman, founder of the Modern Orthodox West Bank settlers movement Gush Emunim, has died.

Froman, the chief rabbi of southern Jerusalem’s Tekoa community, died Monday following a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Froman was unique in the West Bank for facilitating peace initiatives with Palestinian...
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Tujaque’s Restuarant owner Steven Latter

STEVEN E. LATTER, the owner of Tujaque’s Restaurant, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans, passed away suddenly from a suspected heart attack at his residence on February 18. He was 64.

Latter was responsible for bringing the old institution made famous by celebrity chef Madame Begue back from the...
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Edward Max Heller public services slated for Friday

EDWARD MAX HELLER, a renowned attorney specializing in bankruptcy law and mergers and acquistions, died February 12, 2013, at Ochsner Medical Center from complications from pneumonia related to his ongoing battle against Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86.

A New Orleans native, Heller was known as the “Dean” of the Louisiana...
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Bertha Paglin Ferman, Washington realtor & schoolteacher

BERTHA PAGLIN FERMAN, a schoolteacher and successful realtor in the Washington, D.C. area,  passed away unexpectedly in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, January 19, 2013. A New Orleans native, she was affectionately known as “Birdie” and attended Isadore Newman School before her graduation from Sophie Newcomb College.

She was predeceased by...
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Rabbi Menachem Elon, former Israel Supreme Court Justice

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died. Elon, who served on the high court from 1977 until his retirement as deputy chief justice in 1993, died Wednesday in Israel. He was 89.

He was renowned as an expert...
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Edwin Bobrycki, father of Jeanne Smolkin, passes in NY

EDWIN BOBRYCKI, a retired worker who was employed by Carrier Corporation for nearly four decades, and the father of Temple Sinai member Jeanne Smolkin, died on Saturday, January 19, in hospital with his family by his side.

A retiree in 1984, Bobrycki was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
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Ronald Warner, retired securities attorney, Tulane supporter

RONALD WARNER, a successful attorney whose specialty was in areas of finance, banking and securities and who retired to New Orleans less than two years ago, died suddenly on January 17.

Warner was noted for his love of sports, especially baseball, which he developed at an early age. Born in...
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‘Dear Abby’ columnist Pauline Phillips dies

NEW YORK (JTA) — Pauline Phillips, the woman known to the world as the advice columnist behind “Dear Abby,” has died. Phillips, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, died Wednesday at 94 after years of battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to news reports.

Writing under the pseudonym Abigail van Buren, Phillips’...
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Herbert Gurk, mathematician and father to Lisa Herman

HERBERT M. GURK, 82, a mathematician for RCA and longtime member of the Princeton, NJ Jewish community died Friday, January 11, 2013. A leader of research and development teams at RCA Astro Space Division, Gurk was also president of the Jewish Center of Princeton and chairman of several of its...
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