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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jewish Thought

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

On Thursday evening, April 27th, the presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America (RAA) - Igud HaRabbonim convened for their rosh chodesh (Iyar) meeting and seudah at the Sephardic Nursing Home in Brooklyn.  This monthly gathering however, took on an air of palpable urgency as the prominent rabbonim, guest speaker and attendees confronted an endemic issue for the Jewish nation; most notably, the scourge of anti-Semitism.

Thanks to the assiduous work of exposing the facts done by longtime

Instead of counting "down" toward the big day, we count "up" from one to 50. Why?

The Jewish people left Egypt on Passover, and 50 days later (on the holiday of Shavuot) received the Torah at Mount Sinai. Today, in revisiting that Sinai experience, we observe a special mitzvah called "Counting the Omer," where we actually count aloud each of these days, beginning on the second night of Passover. (The Omer was a special offering brought to the Holy Temple during this season.)

Counting in

It isn’t the super-sized Jewish experience of New York City or some of its suburbs. But for an observant Jew living in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley, the area still has plenty to offer. You could try out “chair yoga,” play more than your fill of Bingo, attend a weekly Torah class, immerse in a beautifully maintained mikvah or even attend a Jewish War Veterans meeting.

Yet in the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., pushing a stroller or

Florida congregation continues exponential growth, especially among the young

Devorah Leah Andrusier remembers moving to Bal Harbour, Fla., as a teenager when her parents became Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries there. Back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of Jewish seniors, snowbirds and retirees had permanent and second homes in Miami Beach, but Jewish life was virtually nonexistent in the barrier island’s northern tip, which at the time restricted sales to Jews, among other