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The Lebedoff Triplets

The Lebedoff Triplets

The Lebedoff Triplets
Photo Credit: The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

Martin and Mary Lebedoff lived on the North Side of Minneapolis. Their triplets, Jonathan, Judy, and David, were born in April of 1938.

The picture above was shot in 1943, give or take a year.

All three Lebedoffs enrolled at the University of Minnesota in 1956. David went to law school at Harvard; Jonathan went to law school at Minnesota U. Judy was an English major at Minnesota, then worked as radio producer.

David Lebedoff wrote The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War (Random House 2008).

Jonathan served as Chief US Magistrate Judge for the Federal District of Minnesota before he retired, September 20, 2005. After retirement, Jonathan began a new career as private mediation and arbitration expert in Minneapolis.

Sources: Jonathan Lebedoff: Mediator • Arbitrator • Special Master and pennylrichardsca.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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