Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Richard N. Smith, 83, a psychiatrist who maintained a private practice in child and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Jenkintown for 30 years, died March 12. A graduate of Central High School, Smith received a scholarship to attend Swarthmore College where he graduated in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in zoology. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College...
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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Arie Lipinsky, 62, who worked as a butcher and ran Main Line Kosher Meats for nearly 15 years, died in his sleep on Feb. 23 after a prolonged struggle with diabetes. The father of four, all born in Israel, as well as the son of survivors, Lipinsky was born in Lod and served in the Israel Defense Forces during the...
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Jeffrey Zaslow, 53, a native of Broomall who was an award-winning columnist and an author whose collaborations with popular cultural icons usually wound up on the nonfiction best-seller lists, died in a car crash on Feb. 10 in Michigan, his home base for many years. A popular reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Zaslow had a knack for...
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Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto at age 99. Plaut, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, was quoted by media around the world on issues pertaining to Reform Judaism. In 1981, he published a volume of commentary on the Torah and Haftarah that has become the standard text used by the Reform...
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Erica (Ricki) Sommers Gero, 65, whose career included advertising, education and writing, died Feb. 1. A lifelong resident of Philadelphia's Main Line, Gero grew up in Bala Cynwyd and lived in Wynnewood for most of her married life. She graduated from George Washington University in 1968 with a major in sociology and a minor in journalism. Gero began her career...
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