“If she had been on the Titanic, it would not have sunk,” said NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, one of the eulogizers at the August 21 funeral of Sally Goodgold, whose death at the age of 82 on August 18 sent shock waves through New York City’s civic and Jewish communities. The funeral was held at Plaza Memorial in Manhattan, and the casket was draped with New York City’s flag — a rare honor, for which Sally’s son, Jay Goodgold, thanked the Commissioner and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Some Conservative synagogues grant full membership to intermarried couples. It’s a sign the movement is walking a tightrope between tradition and greater openness.76
A Holocaust survivor from Brooklyn was killed when floodwaters swept away a Catskills motel. A Good Samaritan died trying to rescue a child from downed power lines.
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