Obituaries

Leonard Cohen Blessing Us: What We Need Right Now

Leonard Cohen Blessing Us: What We Need Right Now
By November 11, 2016

The music legend passes on at 82. Read More

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A Yiddish Farewell to Gene Wilder

A Yiddish Farewell to Gene Wilder
By August 29, 2016

An English translation of a wonderful scene from ‘The Frisco Kid.’ Read More

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Jewish Director Héctor Babenco Dies

Jewish Director Héctor Babenco Dies
By July 15, 2016

The filmmaker of ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ was 70. Read More

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Watch the Late Doris Roberts Act in Yiddish

Watch the Late Doris Roberts Act in Yiddish
By April 19, 2016

One of her little-known, but still great roles, was a bilingual part in ‘Hester Street.’ Read More

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Richard Attenborough’s Jewish Refugee ‘Sisters’

Richard Attenborough’s Jewish Refugee ‘Sisters’
By August 25, 2014

On Kindertransport girls fostered by his family: “We loved them and cherished them.” Read More

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Longtime Mad Magazine Editor Al Feldstein Dies At 88

Longtime Mad Magazine Editor Al Feldstein Dies At 88
By May 1, 2014

“If you’re not having fun at the party you’re at, go find another party.” Read More

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Maria von Trapp, the Last Surviving Member of the Von Trapp Family Singers, Has Died at the Age of 99

Maria von Trapp, the Last Surviving Member of the Von Trapp Family Singers, Has Died at the Age of 99
By February 24, 2014

Her stepmother, also named Maria, was hired as her personal tutor Read More

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died at the Age of 88

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Maxine Kumin Has Died at the Age of 88
By February 7, 2014

May her memory—and words—be a blessing. Read More

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