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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Jewish Thought

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews

During the holiday of Chanukah, Jews relive their military and ideological victory over their Hellenistic adversaries. We still hear the echoes of this cultural clash today, as Winston Churchill wrote in his History of the Second World War, "No other two races [but the Jews and Greeks] have set such a mark upon the world. Each of them from angles so different have left us with the inheritance of its genius and wisdom...the main guiding light in modern faith and culture."

Classic Jewish texts refer to the period during which the Hellenists held influence over Israel as the "Greek Exile." Perplexingly, however, throughout that period the Jews lived in Israel, and there was no

Shattered and made whole. Learning to trust God with everything.

A decade ago, I began a journey toward Jewish observance together with my husband. I embraced performing mitzvahs and keeping Shabbat. I loved the holidays, and began to see through what I previously thought were random events, God’s loving hand in my life.

But all that changed when my husband became ill. Suddenly, God’s management skills came into question. How could this random, awful thing happen to my husband? I much

The Rabbis teach us that Abraham, Avraham Avinu, was tested ten times and he passed each one. There is disagreement among the Rishonim (ten generations of Rabbis who lived between the 11th and 15th centuries of the common era), as to what exactly those ten tests were. If we combine the various lists, we see in reality whether we deem them one of the ten tests or not, Abraham faced many more than ten tests which seemed to continue even after they were supposedly completed (as we will see next week

Rabbi Asher Anshel Halevi Jungreis זצוק"ל—The Menuchas Asher of Czenger—Yahrtzeit on Sunday, ה' כסלו

This Sunday, December 4th, marks the 142nd Yahrtzeit of the saintly miracle worker, the Menuchas Asher of Czenger. Known in his time throughout Hungary and even across Europe as a tzadik who was imbued with Divine powers, his memory continues to warm hearts in the service of Hashem today. He was particularly known for his segulos and blessings that healed the sick and aided the needy with a touch

Enjoy these delicious recipes for Thanksgiving and all year round!

If I could pick two things to remove from kosher kitchens, they would be margarine and non-dairy creamer. We would all be a lot healthier. Just read the ingredient label. Does it sound like food? The hard-to-pronounce ingredients are mainly sugar (in non-dairy creamer) and a concoction of chemicals added to partially-hydrogenated fat.

Fortunately there are tasty and healthy alternatives. Canola oil is good for baking