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Abram Rabkin

12.27.13 Issue Abram Rabkin passed away Dec. 5 at age 88. His life ended, but his paintings will be cherised and admired by present generations and generations to come. He was born in 1925 to be an artist. The world came to him in colors and shades, bright and dark....

Alvin Nogg

12.27.13 Issue Alvin Nogg passed away on Dec. 20. Services were held on Dec. 24 at Beth El Synagogue, preceded by graveside services at Beth El Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Manya Nogg; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Lee Stearns; son, Randy Nogg;...

Edgar Bronfman: Prince of the Jews

By Ami Eden NEW YORK (JTA) — In the coming days, many eulogies will attempt to capture the magnitude of the loss suffered this week by the Jewish community. Really, though, all you need are eight words: Edgar Bronfman was a prince of his people. There are other...

My thoughts on aging

12.20.13 Issue From the Crone’s Corner by Ozzie Nogg So I’m in a check-out line, and even with my bad hearing I can make out the conversation a woman behind me is having on her cell phone. “This morning,” the woman says, “I go to the dentist and he tells me I need a...

You’re never too old

12.20.13 Issue by Ozzie Nogg A recent issue of Psychology Today asked, “Can staying mentally active as we grow older help prevent cognitive and physical decline?” Though the jury is still out on this question, current research indicates that our brains maintain...

The gift of Binah

12.20.13 Issue by Ozzie Nogg According to Jewish mystical writings, the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah possessed a special intelligence, understanding and intuition called binah — a Hebrew word which means the ability to see what is not obvious on...

Charles Parker Cohen

12.20.13 Issue Charles Parker Cohen, son of Marla and Robert Cohen, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Temple Israel. Charlie is a seventh-grade student at Brownell Talbot. His interests include: playing soccer and basketball, math and video games. He...

Lauren and Jason Rubin

12.20.13 Issue Lauren and Jason Rubin of Tampa, FL, announce the Dec. 6 birth of their fraternal twins, Nathan Phillip and Natalie Vanessa Grandparents are Ellen and Hank Kopp of Jacksonville, FL, and Steve and Monica Rubin of Tampa, FL. Great-grandparents are the...

Stuart Richard “Dick” Rochman

12.20.13 Issue Stuart Richard “Dick” Rochman passed away on Dec. 7 at age 80. Services were held Dec. 10 and following a private burial at Beth El Cemetery, Rabbi Steven Abraham conducted a memorial service at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. He was preceded...