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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Special Features

Is a “mobilized faction” in the American Jewish community attempting to “censor” dovish views? The president of The Forward newspaper thinks so, but other editors and leaders of some left-of-center Jewish organizations see things differently.

The dispute arises from the July 12 episode of the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS) television series “L’Chayim,” which featured a panel discussion on freedom of speech in the Jewish community.

At the center of the discussion was The Forward’s decision to publish a full-page ad in its June 2 edition from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), supporting imprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti.

At the time, The Forward’s publisher, Rachel Fishman Feddersen, said she decided to run the ad

40 years can seem like a long time.

40 years ago Natan — then Anatoly — Sharansky had been in the Soviet gulag for a year.  Under Leonid Brezhnev, few Russian Jews received exit visas to Israel.  Israel itself was still in aftershock from the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

And on Tisha B'Av 1977, the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry gathered over 100 young Jews at the Soviet UN Mission in Manhattan for an outdoor prayer service on behalf of their brethren trapped in the USSR.

By the next year

The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, is the tech engine that drives the Startup Nation. The prestigious research university is also dedicated to Israel’s principles of tolerance and collaboration, fostering dialogue between Israelis of different backgrounds.

That’s part of why Ronald S. Lauder and his wife, Jo Carole Lauder, donated $5 million to fund construction of the Technion’s new, state-of-the-art student housing facility, which opened last month.

“My family and I are so

The Parrish Museum in Water Mill, NY held its midsummer party on Saturday July 15, 2017 with cocktails beginning at 7 pm.  This is one of the premier art events of the year with superstars Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, and Clifford Ross being just a few of the luminaries in the sold-out record breaking crowd.  Honorary co-chairs Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder and Dorothy Lichtenstein joined more than 14 co-chairs including Emily Mortimer, Fred Seegal, Joey Wolffer and Debbie

Event will feature Professor Yosef Yarden, Recipient of 2017 Israel  Prize, the country’s highest honor, and Fashion Show Featuring Naeem Khan Designs 

The Deal community will honor the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)   at the 10th Annual   “Evening of Inspiration,” on Sunday, July 23, 7 p.m., made possible through the generosity of hosts Michelle and Jack Haddad, in memory of Frieda and Nathan Franco and Edward M. Dweck.  Ariela Ben-Dayan, Harry Adjmi, Samantha Harary, Charles