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Eugene Applebaum, a man known as much for his business acumen and philanthropy as his positive attitude and perpetual smile, died Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in Bloomfield Hills. He was 81. Born into a family of modest means, the native Detroiter was an entrepreneur who grew his first drug store into Arbor Drugs Inc., the eighth largest drug...
Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman, the influential leader of the Lithuanian (non-Hassidic) ultra-Orthodox community, died on Monday at the age of 104. Steinman was hospitalized several times over the past year with various health issues. He was hospitalized again at the Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak in November. His condition deteriorated and he suffered cardiac arrest on Monday morning....
He stood at the intersection of the ancient and the modern, a kind of theological crossing guard gently guiding several generations of Jews through the crosswalk, a foot on both sides of the divide. In his modern-day classic, “Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew,” first published in 1990, Rabbi Neil Gillman, one of the premier thinkers in the...

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