Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Tragic Loss

I just heard the tragic news of the untimely deaths of Rabbi and Mrs Jacob Rubinstein in a fire in their home last nite in Scarsdale, where he served as Senior Rabbi.
During my years at the OU, I enjoyed a close working relationship with him ,especially when he was President of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Sheila and I spent some time with them during a trip to Italy,and they were a delightful couple to spend time with.
He was a dynamic spiritual leader beloved by his congregation.
I had not seen him for a while,however two weeks ago he did officiate here in Monsey at a funeral,and he looked wonderful.
They will be missed by those who knew them .
Yhi Zichrom Baruch