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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Jewish Thought

Inviting guests to Shabbat dinner, printing Tanyas and offering opportunities for mitzvahs

Shmuel Butler just returned from Vietnam. The 21-year-old rabbinical student spent five weeks serving the needs of Jewish expats and tourists, and reports that being in the Communist nation is “like being on a different planet.”

Together with 20-year-old Ari Herson, Butler spent much of his time combing the tourist-heavy parts of Hanoi, meeting Jewish men and women from all over the world. They offered them the opportunity to perform mitzvahs, and invited them to Shabbat meals and other events in the northern part of the country at Chabad of Hanoi, co-directed by Rabbi Levi and Mushky Laine. (Chabad of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City covers the

It was on Rosh Chodesh Elul some 3,328 years ago that Moshe Rabbeinu climbed Har Sinai again, carrying blank marble tablets. Again he stayed up there 40 days and 40 nights, descending at the end of Yom Kippur with the Tablets that were now inscribed by Hashem with the Ten Commandments, the fundamental laws for the B’nei Yisrael, the laws that should have governed the moral behavior of people around much of the world.

Elul is the month of divine mercy and forgiveness for Hashem extended His

The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you'd be sure to prepare for weeks beforehand.

On Rosh Hashanah, each individual is judged on the merit of his deeds. Whether he will live out the year or not. Whether he will have financial success or ruin. Whether he will be healthy or ill. All of these are

The connection between covering our eyes when we recite the Shema and when looking at the eclipse

The world will soon be witness to one of the most spectacular events in the universe.

On August 21 the sky will suddenly go dark in the middle of the day. The temperature will noticeably drop by many degrees in a few short moments. Birds will stop chirping and flee back to their nests. And millions of Americans will gather under the heavens, from Oregon to South Carolina, to view the total

I made a promise.

I gave my word to my dear Uncle Yanky, Rabbi Jacob Jungreis, that I would not allow his story to be forgotten.

So I am sitting at the table of my beloved mother’s brother with notebook and pen in hand. We sit for hours.

When I leave his home I am holding my own Book of Lamentations. Each page cries out to be shared and remembered. We dare not forget. I will do my best to bring justice to the sacred memories he entrusted to me. They haunt my soul.

My Uncle’s Voice