Obituaries

Len Wein, 69, Created More Superheroes Than You Realize

Len Wein, 69, Created More Superheroes Than You Realize
By September 11, 2017

Plus, when the late comics writer put the Golem on the page. Read More

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Remembering Bea Wain, the Remarkable Jewish Singer Who First Recorded ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’

Remembering Bea Wain, the Remarkable Jewish Singer Who First Recorded ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’
By August 30, 2017

Wain, who topped Ella Fitzgerald in 1939, passed away earlier this month at 100 Read More

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Does The New York Times Obituary Section Have a Jewish Problem?

Does The New York Times Obituary Section Have a Jewish Problem?
By July 10, 2017

Sheila Michaels, who passed away recently, is only the latest notable Member of the Tribe whose identity was erased by the Paper of Record. Read More

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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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