Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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Joanna Rickel Lightner, 63, a professional photographer and educator whose interests in religion were reflected in both her career choices, died June 15 after a long bout with leukemia. Among the Elkins Park resident's many clients as a photographer were the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine, as well as the Catholic Standard and Times, showcasing an encompassing talent and ecumenical...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Mark Combs worked in the auto business for much of his career, including owning an auto detailing firm in Plymouth Meeting, but sports was one of his greatest passions. Despite being diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma in November, he didn't let his illness get in the way of coaching the Bux-Mont girls basketball team last month at the Kaiserman JCC's...
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a major Jewish organization in Philadelphia that Stanley Barer wasn't heavily involved with. Barer, who died May 25 at age 84, served as a president and board member of countless Philadelphia Jewish groups, including the Perelman Jewish Day School, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish...
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Elliot Unterberger, 86, an attorney who practiced in Philadelphia for more than 60 years, died May 11 at Saunders House in Wynnewood. He was a longtime resident of Cynwyd. Born in South Philadelphia, Unterberger survived bouts with scarlet fever and then rheumatic fever as a small child. The latter disease left him with a heart condition that restricted his physical...
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AN APPRECIATION
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Jeffrey H. Tigay
The world of Jewish scholarship is mourning the loss of professor Moshe Greenberg, who died in Jerusalem on May 15 after a long illness. Greenberg was one of the most influential scholars of the 20th century, but his impact extended far beyond the academy due to his lifelong commitment to sharing the results of scholarship with the Jewish public. His...
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