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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Arts & Culture

Icarus, a new documentary on Netflix about Russian doping scandals, tells a story of Olympic cheating so widespread and comprehensive that its progenitor explained how it came to be by invoking George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to explore how doping affects amateur cycling and ended up sheltering the runaway mastermind of Russia's state-run doping apparatus. Grigory Rodchenkov was both the primary operator of Russia’s clandestine system and also the leaker who gave the New York Times and a grand jury all the dirty details about the effort. Icarus shows how Rodchenkov ran Russia's "anti-doping" program as the perfect scam to beat every test the International Olympic Committee (IOC) could throw at him—but

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

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

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