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Abraham Tabash
  
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Years covered: 1968


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ABRAHAM TABASH
(born Mar-12-1913, died Oct-12-2001, 88 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Abraham Tabash (nee Tabachnik) was born 12 March 1913 in Kursenai, Lithuania. He arrived to the US in 1946, and married to Aranka Drechsler (1922-1985, born in Wroclaw Poland) in 1949. They settled in Los Angeles, where the son Edward was born in 1950.

Last updated: 2018-06-04 03:26:59

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Haisfield vs A Tabash  1-031196869th US OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf

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Jun-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I find only one person with this name. Strangely enough, his son has him born April 17, five weeks later than the other sources (March 12). One source has March 13.

1952: Tabash, Abraham, Tabachnik, Abraham (formerly), residing at 3230 1/2 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, Cal. Date of birth 3/12/1913. Date certificate issued Aug 8 1952 (US Naturalization Record Index)

1953: Aranka Tabash (nee Aranka Drechsler) (aka Tabachnik) (aka Brown), residence 3230 1/2 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, born on 1 March 1922 in Breslau ... the name of my husband is Abraham Tabash (aka Tabachnik), he was born at Kurshanai, Lithunia on March 12, 1913 and entered the US at Cutbank, Montana on Jan 11, 1946 .. We were married on July 1, 1949 in Las Vegas, Nevada --- 1 children -- Edward, born Dec. 20, 1950 in Los Angeles) (his wife's petition for naturalization 13 Feb 1953)

1958: Tabash Abraham, b. March 12-13, address 1343 80 (?) Ridgely Drive Los Angeles, arrived in New York 23 Aug 1958 on board Air France 041 from Paris (passenger list)

1959: <George Koltanowsski ... drew ... against ... A. Tabash> (Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep 1959, p. 32, on a recent simul held at the City Terrace Chess Club, LA)

1960: <Weinberger ... dropped an unexpected game to Abraham Tabash> (The California Chess Reporter, Vol. IX, May-June 1960, p. 139, on the speed championship at Fresmo, 29 May 1960)

1965: Abraham Tabash elected president of the Hillel Spring ...? (The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 1 Oct 1965, p. 2)

1966: <36 Tabash, Abraham ... 4.5> (Chess Results 1964-1967, p. 266, on the National Open in Las Vegas, 27 Feb - 4 March 1966)

2001: Abraham Tabash, born 12 March 1913, died 12 October 2001. Last residence 90265 Malibu, Los Angeles (US Social Security Death Index)

2001: Abraham Tabachnik, b. 13 March 1913, in Kursheniai (Kurshani), Soviet Union. Father John W Tabachnik, mother Masha Rosenstein. Died 12 Oct 2001. Dec. 1949: name listed as Abraham Tabachnik; Aug 1968: name listed as Abraham Tabash ( US. Social Security Applications and Claims Index)

<Super Jew: April 17, 1912--October 12, 2001

By Eddie Tabash

(Eddie Tabash is a Secular Humanist, attorney and former Congressional candidate from Los Angeles, California. He is also Chair of the Council for Secular Humanism's First Amendment Task Force and a national board member of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.)

To my brother and sister Atheists, Agnostics, and even Liberal Religionists: My father died recently, after a severe bout of colon bleeding, heart attacks and pneumonia. He was 89. An ordained orthodox rabbi from the most respected rabbinical seminary in Eastern Europe, the Slobotka Yeshiva, my dad went from belligerent orthodox Jew to grave doubter in his last years. My life with him was a seesaw of his raging against my rejection of religion to his joining me in commenting on how superstitious it all was. In his later years, he realized that my atheism was not a rejection of him and his traditions but rather an unavoidable result of the way I viewed the world. He came to see that I could not believe in god even if I wanted to, the same as I could not believe in Santa Claus. A preview of how he and I would interact on matters of religion came about in 1967, when I was 16 years old. He would say to me: "Eddie, promise me you will always be a good Jew, even though it's all @#$%*&!#." Materially, my father was the greatest and most generous provider that a father could be. As I reflect on his life and my life with him, I hope that among the many things we nonbelievers accomplish in the coming decades is, if we can't totally persuade people to give up belief in the supernatural, to at least try to imbue future generations of conventionally religious parents with a greater tolerance for religious dissent or nonbelief on the part of their offspring. Perhaps my father's life and his 50 years of interaction with me can be ultimately seen as a prototype for the transition between the otherwise tyrannical religious father and the new breed of tolerant and accepting dad who respects the decision of a son or daughter to abandon the family's religious heritage. In a single lifetime, Abraham Tabash accomplished this transformation within himself. Perhaps future generations of parents, regardless of how initially religious, can duplicate my father's personal growth and journey toward open-mindedness.> (The Seperationist, January 2002)

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie...

Jun-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: However earnest and well-meaning Mr. Eddie Tabash may be, the voice recording on his wiki page poses a challenge to wiki, at least in my mind.

It's a bit of an end-around play.

Anyways, we need more Tabash games given this level of research into him.

Jun-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <Strangely enough, his son has him born April 17, five weeks later than the other sources (March 12)> As an orthodox rabbi, Abraham Tabash used Jewish calendar. It could confuse his son with father's date of birth.
Jun-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Tabash, A. - McLeod, D.
North-South Match; Fresno, CA, 1960
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