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New York (JTA) — Shelomo
Dov Goitein, whose writings on Is-
lamic culture and Jewish-Arab
relations are regarded as
standard works by scholars in
both fields, died Feb. 6. He was 84.
A prolific writer who published
600 books and articles in both He-
brew and in English, Dr. Goitein
had been associated with the In-
stitute for Advanced Study in
Princeton since 1971. Among his
works are four published volumes
entitled Mediterranean Society,
which deals with the life of Jewish
communities in the Arab world.
He had recently completed a fifth
volume in that series.
Other of his works included
Travels in Yemen (1941), Modern
Ways of Bible Teaching (1942),
Tales from the Land of Sheba
(1947), Jews and Arabs (1955),
Jewish Education in Moslem
Countries (1962), Studies in Is-
lamic History and Institutions
(1966-1968), and numerous pap-
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Dr. Goitein was born in
Burgkundstadt, Germany. He re-
ceived a doctorate in Islamic
studies at the University of
Frankfurt. In 1923, he immig-
rated to Palestine, where he
taught and headed the depart-
ment of education of the Palestine
Before joining the Institute for
Advanced Studies, he was the di-
rector of the School of Oriental
Studies at the Hebrew University
in Jerusalem from 1949 to 1956.
He came to the United States in
1957 as professor of Arabic at the
University of Pennsylvania.
In 1983, Dr. Goitein was
awarded a lifetime annual
stipend of $60,000 by the John D.
and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation. The awards are
given to "exceptionally talented
Leonard Gilman Dies,
Held U.S. Attorney's Post
Leonard Gilman, U.S. Attorney
in Detroit since 1981, died Feb. 12
at age 43.
A native Detroiter, Mr. Gilman
was graduated from the Wayne
State University Law School. He
was a prosecutor in both Wayne
and Oakland Counties prior to
joining the U.S. Attorney's office
in 1978 as chief of its criminal di-
Under his direction, the U.S.
Attorney's office played an impor-
tant role during the trial of
Romanian Archbishop Valerian
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Ben Stocker, a carpeting execu-
tive, died Feb. 6 at age 93.
A native Detroiter, Mr. Stocker
was a numismatist. He spe-
cialized in gold and coins. Mr.
Stocker was a past president of
the Detroit Coin Club, the Grosse
Pointe Coin Club, the Michigan
State Coin Club and the Central
States Coin Club.
He was a member of the Ameri-
can Numismatic Association, the
Hannah Schloss Old Timers and
He leaves two sons, Dr. Harold
of Ft. Wortii, Tex., and Harold To-
bias; six grandchildren and ten
Columbus, Ohio (JTA) — Ben
Zion Neustadt, founder and editor
emeritus of the Ohio Jewish
Chronicle, died Feb. 6 at age 88.
Mr. Neustadt, a graduate
pharmacist, came to Columbus
from Indianapolis, Ind., in 1921 at
the urging of community leaders
who felt that a Jewish newspaper
would boost the fund-raising ef-
fort for European Jewry. The first
issue of the Chronicle appeared in
February 1922. During a career
which spanned 64 years, Mr.
Neustadt served as advertising
salesman, managing editor and
publisher of the paper.
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Trifa conducted by the U.S. De-
partment of Justice.
He is survived b _ y a daughter,
Kelly; his mother, Alice Gilman;
two brothers, Alan L. and Gerald
N.; and his grandmother, Tillie
Adele (Dolly) Goldberg, a
member of many community
organizations, died Feb. 12 at age
A native Detroiter, Mrs.
Goldberg counted among her af-
filiations Temple Beth El and the
Franklin Hills Country Club.
She leaves her husband, Irving;
two sons,' Frederick and Tom; a
brother, Richard Jacob of Dayton,
Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor
Grossman and Rolla Doner; and
Lillian Schwartz, .a member of
Jewish communal organizations,
died Feb. 9 at age 88.
Born in Russia, Mrs. Schwartz
was a member of the Mother's
Club of the Jewish Community
Center and a life member of
She leaves a son, Sidney; two
daughters, Grace and rose; a sis-
ter, Mrs. Esther Kellman; two
grandchildren and one great-
Sally Golden, 77
Sally Golden, a member of
Jewish communal organizations,
died Feb. 7 at age 77.
Born in Canada, Mrs. Golden
was a member of Cong. Shaarey
Zedek and its sisterhood, Hadas-
sah, Women's American ORT and
Jewish Family Service.
She leaves two sons, Joseph and
Fred; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Gerry)
Ellstein; and two grandchildren.