• Murdered Jewish urologist Ronald Gilbert buried in L.A.

    Ronald Gilbert, a urologist gunned down at his southern California office by a patient, was remembered at his funeral as devoted to Jewish life. More ▸

  • Youngest person on Schindler’s list dies

    The youngest person saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler has died. More ▸

  • Jacob Behrman, publisher of Behrman House, dies at 91

    Jacob Behrman, the longtime publisher of the Jewish educational material publishing company Behrman House, died at the age of 91. More ▸

  • TIMELINE: Remembering Yitzhak Shamir

    Yitzhak Shamir, the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, passed away June 30, 2012 at the age of 96. Below is a brief biographical timeline featuring relevant articles from JTA Jewish Daily Bulletin reports, pieced together from items mentioned in various obituaries: Oct. 22, 1915: Born Icchak Jaziernicki in Ruzinov, Poland. (alternate sp. Yezternitsky) 1935: Yezternitsky… More ▸

  • With Goldie Hawn as the mom, why don’t they just call the film ‘Sitting Shiva’?

    I have seen at least two stories touting the possibility that Goldie Hawn will join the cast of a proposed film that is set during a family shiva. [[READMORE]] Film and culture blog Cinema Blend reports that Hawn may also be joined by Jason Bateman,” High School Musical” star Zac Efron, and Leslie Mann to… More ▸

  • Henry Denker, prolific playwright, novelist, screenwriter, dies at 99

    Henry Denker, a lawyer turned novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, whose work ranged from Christian-themed biblical epics to medical novels, died May 15 at 99. [[READMORE]] Denker was a prolific writer who approached his craft in a businesslike fashion: ““Writing is a business and should be practiced as such,” he was quoted as saying by The… More ▸

  • Amos Vogel, influential film scholar, dies at 91

    Amos Vogel, who pioneered an appreciation for avant-garde and experimental film and who co-founded the influential New York Film Festival, died April 24 at 91. [[READMORE]] Philadelphia film writer Sam Adams said Vogel helped “give birth” to understanding that films could consciously set out to become art. “He didn’t just screen films,” Adams said. “He… More ▸

  • Notes on Maurice Sendak, Vidal Sassoon, death in the age of social media, and more

    What follows is a collections of links to articles and essays about celebrity deaths the Eulogizer missed recently (and for which I am full of regret) and the self-referential media echo-chamber that drives the cult of personality from which we all feed (for better or for worse): [[READMORE]] Vidal: A Jewish Soldier of the Hair… More ▸