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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017

At the inception of my career, I was employed by the iconic New York-based brokerage firm, Bear Stearns. Truth be told, it was a firm that defined itself by its financial prowess. While most firms endured monetary vicissitudes on occasion, Bear Stearns never had a losing year. A nagging question, however, always loomed in the back of my mind. Why does this firm, as opposed to others, have such a stellar track record? What is the ultimate secret to their astonishing success?

I was soon to learn that Bear Stearns had an iron-clad requirement that all of its employees donate money to charity. I was excited to have the opportunity to discuss this unique concept with the late "Ace" Greenberg, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bear Stearns . I told him that I thought this was amazing because the Torah says the more you give, the more you earn. Ace replied that he did not know about the Torah's mandate about giving charity but he did say that the more he gave to the UJA, the more he received in earnings, so it is certainly true. 

I recall one instance in which a partners meeting was scheduled on Shavuos.  I immediately told the partner who had arranged it that I would be unable to attend due to my observance of Orthodox Jewish law. Genuinely surprised, the partner looked at me and asked, "What's that?" I told him that for the Jewish people, this day that falls out on the 6th day in the month of Sivan represented the spiritual July 4th for our people.

What makes Shavuos unique is that unlike other Jewish holidays, it does not include any physical reminders. On Sukkos, we dwell in a sukkah, on Purim we eat hamantashen, on Passover we eat matzos, but on Shavuos, we do not use a manifestation from Sinai.  

We were enjoined by Hashem as we accepted his Torah to constantly strive to change this world for the better; to respect the divine sanctity of life. 

Let's take a look at the litany of remarkable accomplishments of the Jew.

Retail  outlets:

  • Shop Rite
  • Stop N Go
  • Waldbaum's
  • Costco
  • Banana Republic
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Macy's
  • Levi Strauss
  • Haagen Dazs
  • Ben & Jerry's

Hollywood Movie Studios:

  • Warner Bros
  • MGM
  • Paramount
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Columbia Pictures

Media Companies:

  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • Time Warner
  • Bloomberg, Inc
  • Simon & Schuster Publishers

Broadway Theaters:

  • Shubert theater
  • Gershwin theater
  • Minskoff theater
  • Broadhurst theater
  • Neil Simon theater
  • Gerald Schoenfeld theater
  • Stephen Sondheim theater
  • Bernard B Jacobs theater

Cosmetic Manufacturers:

  • Helena Rubinstein
  • Estee Lauder
  • Max Factor
  • Donna Karan
  • Calvin Klein
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Mark Ecko
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Michael Koors

Social Media & Technology:

  • Craig's List
  • Yahoo
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • What's App
  • WAZE
  • Cell phones

Feminist leaders:

  • Betty Friedan
  • Bella Abzug
  • Gloria Steinem

Medicine & Science:

  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Albert Sabin
  • Henry Heimlich
  • Magnus Hirschfeld
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Albert Einstein
  • Carl Jung
  • Abraham Maslow

Where did all of this brilliance come from?  After all, the Jewish people only comprise 1/4 of one percent of the world's population It all began 3300 years ago on Mount Sinai when we Jews were charged up to change the world through our holy Torah.

Good YomTov!!

By: Steve Eisenberg