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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-09-01

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of West Bloomfield, died
Aug. 23, 2011.
She is survived by
her son, Howard Radin
Ho • UST of Southfield; daughter
and son-in-law, Paulette
and John Baum of Novi;
grandchildren, Andrew Baum, Stephanie
Mrs. Radin was the beloved wife of the
late Jules Radin; loving sister of the late
Irving Field, the late Elliot Field, the late
Samuel Field, the late Abraham Field.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Interment was at
Adat Shalom Memorial Park in Livonia.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

BENNY RUBENFAER, 89, of Delray Beach,
Fla., died Aug. 27, 2011.
He was the devoted father of William
Rubenfaer, Edith Rubenfaer and Marsha
(Sherwin) Schneyer; cherished grandfather
of Stuart (Nancy) Collis, David (Korlyn)
Schneyer, Julie (Steve) Camden, Cheryl
(Michael) Sturt, Jeffrey Schneyer, Richard
(Lisa) Rubenfaer, Renee (Jay) Wolgin and
Jill (Mark) Gross; awesome great-grandfa-
ther of Rochelle Camden, Benjamin, Jacob
and Andrew Schneyer, Rebecca and Brian
Sturt, Alex and Rylie Wolgin, Mason and
Blake Rubenfaer, Mindy and Jason Collis,
and Charlie Gross. He is also survived by

daughter-in-law, Carol Rubenfaer.
He was the beloved husband of the late
Sarah Rubenfaer.
Contributions may be made to Temple
Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield, MI 48322 or to a charity of one's
choice. Interment was at Hebrew Memorial
Park—Pinsker Section. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

of West Bloomfield, died
Aug. 23, 2011.
She is survived by her
son and daughter-in-law,
David Salem and Laurie
Aloisio of Sacramento,
Calif.; daughters and
sons-in-law, Lynn
and Gary Breuer of
Farmington Hills, Karen and Dr. Brent
Davidson of Bloomfield Hills; grandchil-
dren, Isaac Salem, Ruth Salem, Anna Salem,
Mandi Davidson, Stephanie Davidson,
Adam Davidson, Josh Breuer, Rachel Breuer;
dear, dear friend, Wilma Lopez.
Mrs. Salem was the beloved wife of the
late Dr. Edward Salem.
Contributions may be made to Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, 24359
Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075, or
to a charity of one's choice. Interment was at
Adat Shalom Memorial Park. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

'The Rasslin' Rabbi'



afael Halperin, whose fame in
Israel as a wrestler and body
builder was exceeded only by
the ubiquity of his 128 Israeli eyeglass
stores, died Aug. 20, 2011, at 87 in
Bnei Brak.
His chain, Optica Halperin, began
following Halperin's return to a reli-
gious lifestyle after a colorful career as
a wrestler and bodybuilder.
He won a world championship in
freestyle wrestling and awards in
mandatory Palestine in martial arts,
wrestling and bodybuilding. One story
suggested his interest in bodybuilding
was sparked by an anti-Semitic inci-
dent that drove him to prove that Jews
"were not the nebbishes depicted in
cartoons and comic strips but could
hold their own in a fight"
He used the titles "Mr. Israel" and
"The Rasslin Rabbi" in America,
where he "won" 159 consecutive bouts,
in part because he refused to lose a
match despite the "scripts" followed in
professional wrestling. He also didn't
pander to the crowd because he "came
to America to wrestle representing the
State of Israel and the Jewish people



in his

fighting days
and later ye

and could not fake or be phony."
Upon returning to Israel, he opened
a chain of bodybuilding centers before
returning to religious observance 35
years ago. He is survived by 12 children
and more than 50 grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. II


Because The Ira Kaufman Chapel has been in the same place

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Understanding that location is important, we maintain one

that continues to meet this community's needs.


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