(JTA) — Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinzaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one of Judaism’s most canonical texts, has died.

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Maimonides expressed it best when he said “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Thank you Murray Guttman, on behalf of your entire immediate and extended family, your Jewish community and your greater Cincinnati community for sus…

“I love you.” Those were the last words my sister and I (Gayle) spoke before her MRI. How can someone talking one minute, be silent, then deadly silent, the next.  My heart is broken.  All of our hearts are broken.  Jenny possessed a beautiful soul with a smile that would light up any room.  

(JTA) —  Carl Reiner died June 29th at 98, hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump had become president, days after posing with his daughter Annie and longtime friend Mel Brooks in Black Lives Matter shirts and 70 years after his first television appearance.

During World War II, Bernard L. “Bernie” Dave was assigned as a combat medic with “T” Company of the 36th Infantry Division of the United States Army.  He was 19, still a month away from his 20th birthday.  But, there he was, a wet-behind-the-ears kid from North Carolina (born in Durham, rai…

Rabbi Jonathan Mark Brown, 80, of Winchester, Virginia, died June 15th, 2020. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Walnut Hills High School, graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in New Haven and received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union Colleg…

Dov Hazony, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife Rina Hazony; daughter Orly Rumberg (Steve); brothers Yehonathan Hazony (Ruth) and Yitchak Hazony (Linda); and grandchildren Eliana and Olam Rumberg.

(JTA) – Norman Lamm, the prolific author and Modern Orthodox rabbi who headed Yeshiva University for nearly three decades, died May 31st. He was 92.

Robert Rubin, 81, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020.  Beloved husband of Marian Rubin, devoted father of Joel (Linda) Rubin and Sara (Brian) Cox, loving grandfather of Aly Rubin, Abi and Emmi Cox, dear brother of Jerry (Judy) Rubin. A private service was held on Monday, May 25. 

S. David Freeman, who steered the nation’s largest public electric utilities with a commanding and at times uncompromising vision and was an early advocate of renewable energy, has died at a hospital in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

Jeffrey L. Lazarus, III, PhD, passed away Friday, April 24th in Oakland, CA. He was 66. Jeff was born and raised in Cincinnati, and had close and loving relationships with his parents, Ann Ballenberg and Jeffrey L. Lazarus, Jr, who predeceased him. Throughout his life he remained close to fr…

Judith Carol Mendelson nee Rose was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 30, 1931 to Sylvia Alice Rose nee Klein and Jacob Herbert Rose. She graduated from Walnut Hills High School and attended the University of Cincinnati for two years.

Paula S. Bogdan, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away of natural causes on Friday, April 3, 2020 at her home in Ossining, New York. Originally from Thompsonville, Connecticut, Paula was born on August 4, 1928 to Eva Saffir Sisitzky and Philip Sisitzky. She grew up in Connecticut and New…

Stanley L. Block, a prominent Cincinnati psychoanalyst and hospital administrator died in Los Angeles on April 9, 2020. He was 96. Block was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1923 to Julius Block, a regional manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Sylvia Davis Block, a homemaker. 

Ivan Robert Steinberg, 92, died in his sleep on April 3, 2020, at his home in The Kenwood. He was born on February 20, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Ely and Ann (Okrent) Steinberg. He graduated from Hughes High School and then earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University o…