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  • Alison Roman makes a comeback - and a brisket for Passover

    Rachel Ringler|Apr 7, 2023

    (New York Jewish Week) — What first caught my eye about Jewish food writer Alison Roman was not any one recipe. Rather, it was a photo of her that was published in the New York Times in 2019: Roman was in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen, kneeling in front of her overstuffed and undersized refrigerator. She was wearing jeans and t-shirt — and her feet were bare and dirty. I simply loved the messiness, joy and imperfection of it all. The photo accompanied a selection of Thanksgiving recipes written by the young and rising star, who was first int...


    Apr 7, 2023

    Miss Shelia Grubstein, 84, Orlando, Florida died Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Advent Health Care Center following a brief illness. Miss Grubstein was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Morris and Ann (Figer) Grubstein. She came to the Orlando area in 1976 from New York. Miss Grubstein is survived by her nieces, Ami (Barry) Pope of Orlando, Florida and Carol (Joe) Delgado of Clearwater, Florida. Graveside Services for Miss Grubstein were held at Wellwood Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. Services entrusted to Beth Shalom... Full story

  • Obituary - MARCIA KATZ, MD

    Apr 7, 2023

    Marcia Katz, MD, is a force of nature. After a three-year relentless battle against pancreatic cancer, Marcia died in the early hours of Sunday, March 26, 2023. She died as she lived– fiercely smiling, wearing her signature blue glasses, surrounded by family, mouthing the words to James Taylor songs. Although she entered the world just five minutes behind her identical twin Debbie, Marcia forged her own path. Born to Trudy and the late Jerome Katz of Cranston, Rhode Island, Marcia spent her e... Full story


    Apr 7, 2023

    Submitted by the family Eliane Ester Rossano Malfi was born in a very distinguished Jewish home in Alexandria, Egypt, on May 15, 1929. She was the daughter of Jacques Rossano, founding member of the Alexandria Cotton Stock Exchange in Egypt, and Yolande Matalon, who took care of her three children, Huguee, Robert and Eliane. Her family was part of a high society environment which included well-known celebrities as King Farouk of Egypt, Omar Sharif, and Princess Calvi Di Bergolo, among many... Full story


    Apr 7, 2023

    Selma Witte Roberts, beloved wife of the late Sanford B. Roberts, passed away on March 8, 2023. Selma was born on Sept. 11, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York to Regina "Belle" (Goldstein) and Aaron "Harry" Witte. Selma grew up in Brooklyn and graduated as the valedictorian of her class in 1951 from Samuel J. Tilden High School, where she was described in her school yearbook as witty, charming and full of pep. Selma attended Brooklyn College and then moved with her family to Miami, Florida, where she... Full story


    Apr 7, 2023

    Ms. Lucille Silverstein, 87, of Orlando, Florida, died Monday, March 27, 2023, at her Orlando home following a brief illness. Ms. Silverstein was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Morris and Esther (Auerbach) Rosin and moved to the Orlando area in 1989. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul Silverstein. Ms. Silverstein is survived by her devoted children — daughter, Cathy Silverstein (Rawley) Cooper of New York, N.Y.; son, Steven Silverstein of New York, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Miranda Cooper of New York, N.Y. In k... Full story

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs

    Apr 7, 2023

    Agatha Christie novels edited to remove offensive references to Jews By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — HarperCollins has revised multiple novels by the famed British mystery writer Agatha Christie to remove references to Jews and other minorities deemed offensive by sensitivity readers. The edits, which the British Telegraph first reported on Sunday, add Christie to a growing list of authors whose work is getting tweaked for contemporary audiences. Roald Dahl, the children’s book author whose family recently apologized for his antisemitism, also had...