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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Obituaries

The World Jewish Congress-United States issued a statement this week mourning the loss and celebrating the life of its longtime and revered member, Moshe Kagan, who passed away last Thursday, May 3, at the age of 92. 

Moshe was considered by all who knew him as a Progressive Zionist leader who greatly loved Israel and spent many years dedicated to the Zionist movement. Strongly committed to the Jewish community, Moshe remained deeply involved in Israeli and Jewish affairs up until the very last. A longtime representative to the World Jewish Congress-United States (American Section), he served on many committees, participating in the WJC proceedings and providing the benefit of his wisdom and many years of experience. 

Evelyn Sommer, Chair

Maurice Sendak died on Tuesday. He was 83.
Maurice Sendak, a widely acclaimed children’s book author and artist better known for his 1963 bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are, died in Connecticut on Tuesday. He was 83.

Sendak was known for his more macabre, less veiled portrayals of the lives and experiences of children, and emerged on the children’s literature scene at a time when story plots and their accompanying messages were becoming increasingly predictable among storytellers and children.

His more than books and illustrations—

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with his father Benzion Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Benzion Netanyahu, born Milikovsky, died in Jerusalem on April 30 at the age of 102. (PHOTO CREDIT: EPA/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESS OFFICE)Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Zionist activist and influential father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday in his Jerusalem home. He was 102.

Prime Minister Netanyahu managed to visit him one last time on Sunday night.

Benzion Netanyahu was born Benzion Mileikowsky on March 25, 1910, in Warsaw, Poland. His father, Nathan, a rabbi, moved the family to Palestine in 1920 and changed its name to Netanyahu.

Professor Netanyahu was among the great historians of the Jewish people. In his

Famed game show creator Bob Stewart died at 91 last Friday.
Bob Stewart, the television producer who came up with the ideas for game shows such as “The Price is Right,” “To Tell the Truth,” and “The $10,000 Pyramid,” died last Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91.
Born Isidore Steinberg on August 27, 1920 to Jewish immigrants from Russia, Stewart later changed his name when he felt an employer turned him down for anti-Semitic reasons. He always regretted his decision to change his name, according to the Washington Post. 

Stewart would be recognized in his

Celebrated journalist and long-time anchor of 60 Minutes Mike Wallace passed away on the opening days of the Passover holiday (Sunday, Apr. 14) at a nursing home in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been living for the last several years.

Wallace was involved in 60 Minutes from its very beginning on CBS in 1968, and became known for asking hard questions of influential figures and leaders in all walks of life, from business, to politics, to entertainment.  Wallace continued to work full-time for