Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, who died this week at 81, saw the obligation to be faithful and to teach other as self-evident — it was his default way of living.
Born Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Frederic Morton escaped to New York and came to fame writing about the country that expelled him.
Judith Malina was nothing if not a rebel. Jon Kalish recalls how the Living Theater founder lived her edgy life on the stage — right up till the end.
Danny Schechter, the self-descibed father of ‘participatory journalism, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 72. Jon Kalish remembers the Boston radio legend with a healthy dose of Bronx-based chutzpah.
Leonard Fein, inspiration to generations of progressives and Jews, and longtime Forward columnist, passed away early in the morning of August 14. He was 80.