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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Horizon to Horizon Rainbow

Dear Editor:

A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by refection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicolored arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. (Well, who doesn’t know that?)

It was around 5:30PM (ET) on Monday, April 24, 2017 as we were driving in the Boynton Beach area of Florida, just after a misty rain when suddenly, we were treated to a perfect rainbow arc that appeared directly in front of us. It stretched from the horizon on our left to the horizon on our right. The view was perfect – totally unencumbered or obstructed by trees, structures or clouds; it was a true arc with all the colors as vivid and clearly defined as I have ever witnessed. From the red at the top of the arc, to the orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet at the bottom of the arc – each color had its full value.

As luck would have it, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t have a camera with me. But, in a way that was okay, because it allowed me to keep viewing this phenomenon with no break or distraction. And, I do believe that picture in full-color, is forever imprinted on my mind’s eye.

I am convinced that this visual gift sent by our Creator, is meant to be a reminder that such fabulous beauty is symbolic of the miracles that are available to us, if only we have the faith to believe in certain things that we can see but, cannot touch or control. I am willing to believe that rainbows are exquisitely ethereal messages sent precisely to remind us this.


Mort Kuff

Loved the “Paul Cohen” Story

Dear Editor:

I have been a subscriber to the Jewish Voice for more than two years now. I keep up with the world by reading the content of this newspaper.

However, this is the first time I’ve written a letter to the editor. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the two installments of the story of Paul Cohen, which appeared in your weekly arts and culture section.

This is the narrative of a boy from Brooklyn who made it big in the music business. The borough of Brooklyn has contributed so much to the culture of New York and indeed the world! The presentation of Brooklyn-ites who have enriched the arts is something I look forward to reading more about in future issues.

Hey Fern Sidman, keep up the great work!!


Matt Richards

Plant City, Florida

The Amtrak Debacle

Dear Editor:

 Just how will Amtrak find the employees (known as Force Account in the transit industry) to perform all the promised previously unscheduled work to bring Penn Station back up to speed over the coming months and on weekends for over a year or more?   Will Amtrak have to move workers previously assigned to support the $10.8 billion MTA LIRR East Side Access to Grand Central Terminal, $3 billion Moynihan Station Farley Building, $24 billion Gateway Tunnel, along with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of other Northeast Corridor Amtrak and New Jersey Transit as well as Metro North (Bronx & Connecticut) New Haven line projects and programs to support work at Penn Station?  This night have unforeseen consequences that could result in a domino effect of delays and cost overruns for many of these other essential state of good repair and system expansion projects.


Larry Penner

(Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office)