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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017


The great Torah sage, head of the worldwide Lithuanian-chareidi yeshiva world, and widely acknowledged leading posek (halachic decisor) of this generation, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, passed away at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem last Wednesday at the age of 102.

Rav Elyashiv’s funeral drew an overwhelmingly massive crowd, with estimates ranging from 250,000 to 300,000 mourners, who accompanied the procession carrying the sage’s body from Meah Shearim to the burial site, Har HaMenuchos. As per the request of the deceased, there were no actual eulogies. Instead, renowned rabbis such as Rabbi Don Segal led the recitation of Tehillim (Psalms), and Rabbi Yitzchok Zilberstein – a son-in-law of Rav Elyashiv – offered words of encouragement

P.M. Yitzhak Shamir flanked by his wife Shulamit and a hostess lighting Chanukah candles on their return flight from Washington, Feb. 12, 1983. (Photo credit: Israeli GPO)In 1992, Republican Whip Senator Alan Simpson from Wyoming, who was critical of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s policies, told me: “How can I like Prime Minister Shamir when he resembles an aggressive, roaring tiger? However, how can I not respect a roaring tiger?!”

Former U.S. Secretary of State Jim Baker, who was one of the crudest detractors of Shamir’s policies, respected Shamir’s ironclad commitment to deeply rooted ideology.
Therefore, he considered Shamir a trustworthy—although

Family and friends of real estate executive David Winoker gather to mourn his tragic death at the funeral.The tragic death of 49-year-old real estate executive David Winoker in a skydiving accident in Ulster County two weeks ago has stunned both his family – wife Jillian expressed her guilt over having talked her husband into making the jump – and his business associates, who remembered him as an honorable man who was enjoying great success in his field.

According to authorities, Winoker may have been somewhat responsible for the accident by accidentally knocking his instructor, Alexander Chulsky

The death of Nora Ephron at age 71 sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry.  The prolific author and filmmaker had managed to keep her battle with leukemia private to everyone but a few close friends and family.  She was equally revered by her colleagues as she was by her millions of fans, who helped make such films as When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail such hits.

Ephron was born in New York City, the daughter of Jewish screenwriters Henry and Phoebe

A pillar of the Sephardic community in Brooklyn, Sonny Gindi, died at the robust age of 91 on May 20th.On May 20th, the Sephardic Jewish world was rocked to the core as they learned of the death of one of the most outstanding philanthropists in the history of Brooklyn’s renowned Sephardic enclave— a community noted worldwide for the importance it places on the giving of charity and helping those in need.

Sonny Gindi, the co-founder and co-owner of the Century 21 chain of department stores, died at the robust age of 88, and is being remembered nowadays by those who knew him well as more than just