September 26, 2009 |
Although Erla Feinberg's final act might have disappointed most of her grandchildren, it carried out her late husband's dying wish in a way that held up in court. In a unanimous decision, the Illinois Supreme Court this week ruled that Max Feinberg and his wife could legally disinherit any grandchildren who married outside the Jewish faith as long as the method of doing so did not encourage divorce. "Although those plans might be offensive to individual family members or to outside observers, Max and Erla were free to distribute their bounty as they saw fit and to favor grandchildren of whose life choices they approved," Justice Rita Garman wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1986
I am part of the staff at Gan Israel Pre-School of Chabad of the Valley and belong to the local Jewish community. I noticed in Bob Pool's article of Dec. 19 that he made no mention of the St. Paul United Methodist Church just two doors down from our school. Why are only Saturday worshipers a bother who disturb the neighbors, and Sunday worshipers are not? The church also has a nursery school on its premises and has been there for many years. Why doesn't its nursery school disturb the neighbors?
November 16, 2008
Concerning your article ["Honoring Hebrew Hoopsters," by Gary Goldstein, Nov. 9], which makes note that the first great basketball players were of the Jewish faith, let me upgrade your information on this subject. I and five others of the Jewish faith, who played basketball for the YMHA in Montreal, played on the Canadian Olympic basketball team in London in 1948. We had lost the Canadian Championship in 1948 to the British Columbia team, but beat them in Toronto in a four-team round-robin, which determined that YMHA team was the lead half of the London team.
December 24, 2009 |
Bob Dylan's decision to put out a Christmas album this year caught a lot of people by surprise. It wasn't just that the preeminent songwriter of the rock era had chosen to record secular seasonal staples such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" for his "Christmas in the Heart" collection. Equally intriguing was that the musician born Robert Zimmerman and raised in a Jewish household also included exceptionally sincere versions of such quintessentially Christian carols as "Hark!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992
As a member of the lay leadership in the Long Beach/West Orange County Jewish community, I found Joel Kotkin's treatise concerning "Paradise Reconsidered" (Opinion, July 26) and the Los Angeles Jewish community very informative. Kotkin forgot to mention three very important items, however. One is the fact that the majority of people in the Jewish community were as incensed as the Afro-American community when they witnessed the TV news film of the beating of Rodney King. Second, the Jewish community was equally shocked and disturbed by the verdicts received by the police officers involved.
May 18, 2000
The picture you published of the Jewish children before their execution broke my heart ("Testament to the Holocaust's Lessons," April 10). The little girl in front crying, did she know her fate? If they had lived, perhaps one would have discovered a cure for some terrible disease; or perhaps one would have been a world-renowned poet. We will never know. And the little girl turned sideways. Who does she remind me of? Oh, I know, she reminds me of me. We Jews will never forget, but will the rest of you remember?