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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jewish Thought

Treasuring the gift of our children.

Parenting is comprised of ordinary and extraordinary moments of connection and growth as I try my best to love, help and treasure my children. There are so many defining moments of parenting; moments that can uplift us and transform us if we hold onto them. Here are four precious moments that changed me.

1. The moment I decided to listen.

A teacher called and informed me that my daughter had come late to class and she didn't explain why. When my daughter came home that day, I wanted to cross-examine her. Why? Where were you? What's wrong with you?

I took one look at my daughter and I knew she needed me to listen, not talk. That’s how I found out that she was late for class because she was comforting

Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours.

(continued from last week)

And who can forget the photograph of our soldiers standing in awe – just looking up at the Wall? And who can forget the report of the IDF radio announcer: "...Suddenly, we recognized the familiar voice of the commander of the paratroops brigade, Colonel Mordechai 'Motta' Gur, giving orders to the battalion commanders to occupy the Old City: 'Attention, all battalion commanders! We are

Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours.

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But why? Why did Moses have to ascend to the mountain top to see all that? After all, it wasn't the height of the mountain that granted him vision. Nevertheless, the Almighty wished for Moses to ascend, thus clothing the supernatural in the natural.

And even the oft-quoted miracle of the splitting of the Reed Sea – this, too, was presented in the framework of the natural. The Torah tells us that

My name is Rabbi Ari Waldman. I've had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Yosef Busner for these past few years.  I work together with Rabbi Yisrael Kaniel who has had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Yosef for over 17 years. We both decided to write this letter on his behalf in an effort to help  save his life.

Yosef Busner is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Yosef has been on Hemo-dialysis for over 5 years. His sessions are for 3 nights a week 7 hours

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis

Over the last few years, a few YouTube videos were made mocking the sometimes stupid and foolish things that people say when visiting the sick or comforting the mourner. Things like, "I know someone who had the same sickness as you. They suffered terribly and died after a short time. I hope that doesn't happen to you." Or, "sorry for the loss of your child; at least you have other healthy children that you should be grateful for." I know