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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, April 24, 2017

Obituaries

Elan Steinberg, a longtime advocate for Holocaust survivors, died Friday from complications of lymphatic cancer, the New York Times reported. He was 59. The former World Jewish Congress head won more than $1 billion from Swiss banks for Holocaust victims.

Steinberg was known for his powerful leadership of the congress, ruffling a few feathers during his 26-year tenure. He led the effort to win the $1.2 billion for holocaust victims in the late 1990s, and earlier intervened in Austrian elections to attempt to prevent presidential hopeful Kurt Waldheim (who had hidden his membership in a Nazi unit) from winning. Waldheim later won the presidency.

His leadership was seen as a departure from the Congress’s typical approach.

“For a long time,”

Murray Lender led the transformation of his fathers bagels from a local wonder to a national breakfast necessity.Bagels and Coffee will never be the same.

In the last month, two Jewish men have died who, by exploring distinct business trajectories, helped to revolutionize the breakfast foods industry in the U.S. during the latter part of the twentieth century. More than fifth years ago, bagels were essentially unknown outside Jewish circles. In the 1970s, coffee had to either be percolated or stirred in water—neither of which methods were of particular effect in appeasing avid coffee drinkers.

To transform the

Rav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg – a member of Agudath Israel’s Council of Torah Sages in Israel, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Ore, rav of Kiryat Mattersdorf, and a leading posek – passed away on Tuesday at age 101. The rabbi had been a patient at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center since Friday, where he suffered from multiple serious conditions and was placed on a respirator. “There are no words to adequately describe the loss of such a pillar of the generation,” stated Rabbi Elchanan Peretz, a

A tragic fire in the central Israeli city of Rechovot took the lives of six members of one family this week. The fatal blaze was responsible for the deaths of 38-year-old Guy Shear and his children Eliav, 11; Evyatar, 8; Amitai, 7; Shira, 3; and Itamar, 1.

According to reports, Mrs. Shear discovered the fire in the two-story home where the family rented two rooms, and alerted her husband, who ran into the inferno to try and save their children. Guy Shear apparently became trapped by the flames

Netanyahu: “His passing is a major loss for ultra-orthodox Judaism and for the entire Jewish People.”

One of the most saintly and admired leaders in the Orthodox Jewish community, and well known in Israel’s political arena, The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, passed away in Bnei Brak late Tuesday night, after years of suffering. He was 95.

An estimated crowd of over 100,000 filled the streets of Bnei Brak to attend the funeral on Wednesday afternoon. Joining the throngs of chasidim