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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017


I write these words about one hour after the passing of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis.

My wife and I met Rebbetzin Jungreis in Newburgh, New York in the spring of 1974. As I walked into the synagogue, I put on a yarmulka for the first time in my life. Here is how I describe the following moments in my book, From Central Park to Sinai: How I Found My Jewish Soul:

“The speaker’s here? OK, let’s go. Rebbetzin who? What’s her name? What’s a ‘rebbetzin’ any-way? BOOM! The world turned upside down. This lady started to talk. She spoke so quietly, it was almost a whisper. All of a sudden, my insides were quivering. My soul—or whatever was in there—started shaking. My eyes were wet. Why was I crying? What’s going on here? What is she talking

A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made billionaire and philanthropist, has died at home in Bloomfield, Michigan, at the age of 91.

Taubman, born January 31, 1924 in Pontiac, Michigan to poor Jewish immigrant parents from Białystok, Poland, got his first start in business at the age of nine, when he was compelled to help out his parents when they lost everything in the Depression era.

Taubman attended University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University but did not graduate. Instead, in

One of the greatest philanthropists of the century passes away.

Mr. Paul Reichmann passed away recently at the age of 83 in Toronto. Mr. Reichmann was a Canadian businessman who built Olympia and York Developments into a multi-billion dollar empire and donated millions of dollars each year to build Jewish schools, synagogues and yeshivas throughout the world. Some of the major financial complexes that Mr. Reichmann built were Canary Wharf in London, the World Financial Center and First

Rabbi Lichtenstein was one of the religious-Zionist world's most recognizable faces, and considered one of the world's leading halakhic authorities. He also received the illustrious Israel Prize in Torah Literature.

His funeral will start on Tuesday at 10 a.m., and is to leave from Har Etzion Yeshiva in Alon Shvut in Judea's Gush Etzion on its way to Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem where the rabbi will be buried.

Born in Paris on May 1933, shortly after the Nazi conquest of France in 1940 his

Bill Mazer, the sports-talk radio pioneer who also was a fixture in New York television during a 60-year career, died this past Wednesday. He was 92. Mazer’s son, actor Arnie Mazer, said his father died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

Mazer spent more than 60 years in the broadcast business and called some of the biggest games in Canisius men’s basketball history, including the Griffs’ epic four-overtime win against the No. 2 North Carolina State in the 1956 NCAA Tournament. Mazer was