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Michael Aushenker

Ariel Avrech

iel Avrech died of complications from severe pulmonary fibrosis on July 1. He was 22.\n\n\”He was incredibly learned,\” said Avrech\’s father, Emmy-winning screenwriter Robert Avrech (\”The Devil\’s Arithmetic\”). \”I always learned from him. Our roles were reversed. He was also very funny and had a very dry, ironic sense of humor.\”

The Madman of Montparnasse

Before his life was tragically cut short in 1920 at the age of 35, Amedeo Modigliani left an impression on every person he met. Take fellow artist Jacques Lipchitz, whom the possessed Italian Jew liked to visit at 3 a.m.

Realty’s Fealty for Jewish Los Angeles

Mark Karlan and other successful Jews in the business believe that realty\’s fealty to Jewish causes lies in factors unique to the nature of the business, which is driven by a generation profoundly connected to Jewish values and impacted by the Holocaust and the creation of Israel.

The ‘Bogey’ Man

Even though he promises to be a kinder, gentler version of himself, his raspy growl is — and will be — unmistakably unchanged.

The Circuit

All traces of the solemnity and sadness of Holocaust Remembrance Day were gone by nightfall when the gang from New York-based Heeb Magazine threw their first West Coast party at the Hollywood-and-Vine hotspot Deep.


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