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Columbus OH - King of Basketball Picks Schottensteins For Time Magazine 100

Published on: March 30, 2009 06:05 PM
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Jay SchottensteinColumbus OH - I’m not sure if LeBron James, like Dwight Howard, is a godly man, though it sure would explain his physical freakishness. Regardless, LeBron, who actually makes the NBA worth watching, is a man concerned with at least some godly pursuits.

When asked to nominate someone for the Time 100 , King James selected Jay Schottenstein, the Ohio businessman and philanthropist who “supported the translation and elucidation of the Talmud Bavli into English, Hebrew and French. The Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud is now utilized by more than 2 million people worldwide.“

 



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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:06 PM Anonymous Says:

i heard that the schttensteins are kohanim is that true ?

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:04 PM Ben Torah Says:

וכל המזכה את חבירו אין חטא בא לידו
They surly are the biggest Marbitz Torah

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 06:01 PM bitachon Says:

Maybe a nedavah to the yeshivos that teach and train da boyz how to learn the talmud in the first place?!

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Very Nice Sincere Frum People

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:44 PM Anonymous Says:

who is LeBron James and Dwight Howard

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:34 PM Anonymous Says:

i used to do business with them. very honorable and honest people.

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 06:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Yeah, I read that over the weekend and it was a pleasant surprise!

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 05:39 PM Anonymous Says:

LeBron you are the best!

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 07:37 PM duvi Says:

how do they know eachother?

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 07:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
bitachon Says:

Maybe a nedavah to the yeshivos that teach and train da boyz how to learn the talmud in the first place?!

You, sir, are a complete fool and a kafuy tov. Stick your head back into the ground, please.

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 07:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

i heard that the schttensteins are kohanim is that true ?

No....the are leviim but does that make them any less zoche of being marbitz torah and ehrleche yiddin...

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 07:04 PM Lawyer Says:

Great People. Great kiddush Hashem. Jay and Family keep up,the good work.

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 08:42 PM Confused Says:

mah inyan zeh aytzel har sinai??

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 08:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

No....the are leviim but does that make them any less zoche of being marbitz torah and ehrleche yiddin...

They actually are Kohanim

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 09:14 PM Anonymous Says:

yes, they are kohanim, and very proud of it- wonderful people who give lots of tzedakah, some you'll never know about!

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 08:32 PM Yossi Says:

Reply to #3  
bitachon Says:

Maybe a nedavah to the yeshivos that teach and train da boyz how to learn the talmud in the first place?!

Neither Shottenstein nor Wiesel's foundation can exist according to you - all their money must be given only to your yeshivas. How selfish and narrow minded

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

No comments about Michael Bloomberg being on the list? He has given a huge amount of money to Magen David Adom. He has probably given plenty to many other Jewish charities as well as to general charities.

I guess most people never heard of Jay Schottenstein, who is the chairman of Retail Ventures(NYSE RVI) the parent company of DSW(NYSE DSW)(and is also chairman of DSW) and Filene's Basement, and who is a major shareholder in American Eagle Outfitters(NYSE AEO).

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 08:23 PM Anonymous Says:

#9- lebron james has been living in ohio his whole life so that is prob how he knows him

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 11:31 PM Bugsy Siegel Says:

Lebron James plays in Ohio. Schottenstein is an Ohio businessman who donated money to universities for basketball arenas. That's the connection.

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 Mar 31, 2009 at 06:04 AM bitachon Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

You, sir, are a complete fool and a kafuy tov. Stick your head back into the ground, please.

And you sir have zero sense of humor. Take your head out of the ground and relax.

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 Mar 31, 2009 at 04:31 AM Rafi Goldmeier Says:

true, Lebron plays and grew up in Ohio, but surely there are plenty of other people he could have chosen to honor rather than Schottenstein. And the reason he gave for Schottenstein was not his support for basketball, but for his sponsoship of the Talmud translation...
I wonder why the Talmud translation made such an impression on Lebron

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 Mar 31, 2009 at 01:18 AM Anonymous Says:

While I agree that the publication of the Enlish Artscroll Gemara was wonderful, we need to keep in mind that if Artscroll is looking to stay viable and continue making history, they need to publish actual translations of texts that will be cherished. With the Artscroll Gemara, you can;t really go iyun with your learning. That is why Artscroll should translate Meiri, Ritva, Ran, Ramban, Ritva, Rashba, Chiddushei HaRim, Bach, Akiva Eiger, Chasam Sofer, Avnei Nezer, Kovetz Shiurim, Bircas Shmuel, Otzar HaGeonim, Sridei Eish, Gra, Ketzos HaChoishen, Shev Shemateta, Rif, Rabbeinu Chananel, Maharsho, and all of the rishonim, achronim and poskim, in the same way that Moznaim translated Rambam.

If they would prefer, than do translations of Kovetz Meforshim and Otzar Meforshei Ha Talmud, and maybe take over publication of the remaining masechtos of Master a Mesikhta, if which 9 masechtos were translated along with all of the rishonim and achronim by R' Nachman Cohen, whom I spoke with recently.

I have also contacted Artscroll with this suggestion, and if others join me, than maybe they will start doing this.

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 Mar 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM valueworker Says:

Mr Schottenstein is my boss. This is a little bit of an error, as lebron never said that. He chose Jay because he admires work that he does, they have worked on several charities together. The times came up with the artscroll bit, it was not a qoute. Although I know lebron personally, and he has many jewish friends, Im pretty sure he doesnt know anything about artscroll.

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 Mar 31, 2009 at 09:25 AM avi Says:

Their legendary harbotzas torah has no doubt secured them all a very special place in gan eden!

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 Mar 31, 2009 at 09:12 AM PMO Says:

This is fantastic. It doesn't matter what anyone personally thinks of Artscroll. Maybe its not for you, but they have enabled a generation of baalei teshuva to jump in with both feet. Schottenstein is a tremendous baal tzedaka and the public recognition for it is such a Kiddush H".

The true reach of his kindness will never be known to all of us, but always felt in every aspect of Jewish life.

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