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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Arts & Culture

When reviewing the relationship between Lubavitch and Satmar since 1946, the year the Satmar Rebbe arrived on American soil, one realizes that mistakes, misunderstandings and at times intentional accusations were at the center of the two groups.

Today, Satmar and Lubavitch enjoy a healthier relationship. This book dispels, clarifies and organizes what is what, who is who and when is when, and most importantly shows that the Lubavitcher and Satmar Rebbes wanted their followers to be respectful of each other although they had some serious differences. Simultaneously they had some strong similarities.

One thing is for sure, the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson were great leaders, who

Visitors to the Frick Collection in New York City will likely be familiar with the magnificent Self Portrait (1658) of Rembrandt that hangs in the main gallery. The artist presents himself as an imposing father-figure, like some patriarch of old. His dress is formal, and utterly distinctive – a gold apron, a red sash – while his prominent and imposing hands proclaim his trade. And yet beneath that intimidating, almost royal, exterior is an unmistakable vulnerability, a strength borne of

“Becoming Israeli,” an anthology edited by Akiva Gersh, narrates the hysterical, inspiring and challenging sides of immigrating to Israel. 

The book unites the writing of 40 bloggers “whose words take readers on an adventure that evokes a wide range of emotions, from frustration to inspiration, from confusion to deep pride,” Gersh said.

At the book’s official launch event July 23, Gersh sat on a panel with contributing authors who shared their unique reasons for making aliyah, the challenges they

Featuring Stunning Photographs by Wyatt Gallery of the Oldest Synagogues in the Western Hemisphere

Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean (Schiffer, winter 2017) presents over 200 exquisite color images by the award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery that highlight the little-known history of the earliest Jewish communities of the New World, as seen through the remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname. These synagogues and

Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program to bring 13 leading artists to major US campuses

The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program will bring 13 prominent Israeli artists for residencies at top universities across the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year. Among the artists are director, writer, and co-creator of the hit HBO TV series “In Treatment” Nir Bergman, who will team-teach with award-winning documentary filmmaker David Ofek; Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker