Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
Alan Kahn, 86, a retired attorney who specialized in transportation law, died May 23. A 1940 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, where he won a letter in gymnastics, Kahn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in only three years, so that he could serve in the U.S. Navy. He rose to the rank of lieutenant. After the...
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Evelyn Goldberg, 89, a volunteer who was active in the Jewish community, died April 23 in Boynton Beach, Fla. She was a resident of Phoenixville for many years. A former member of the B'nai Jacob Women's Auxiliary, Goldberg's efforts and activities earned her "Woman of the Year." She was a member of Hadassah, a life member and president of Kadimah...
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Mathilde Middleberg, 78, who lectured to children about the Holocaust at the Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center, died May 25 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. A resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., since 1988, she was formerly of Philadelphia. Born Mathilde Talvy and raised in Paris as a so-called "hidden child," Middleberg's parents and the French underground transported her...
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Joseph L. Rabinowitz, 85, a biochemist whose research led to the discovery of cholesterol-lowering drugs, died May 28 at his home in Havertown. Rabinowitz was chief of radioisotope research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia from 1953 until his retirement in 1992. He spent most of his career studying lipids, which are naturally occurring compounds including fats, oils...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Franklin Hamlin Littell, an influential Holocaust educator who died May 23 at the age of 91, was known for bringing a different point of view to the topic. Littell began working in Holocaust education in the late 1950s, and broke new ground by approaching the discipline from a Christian theological perspective. "As a Christian minister, he was involved from the...
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