A fitting tribute to Rabbi David Soloff’s long-tenure of leadership at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin drew over 500 people to Beth El at North Suburban in Highland Park.
But after watching ESPN’s outstanding 30 for 30 Broke” there is not much else to say. I guess you could say it is sad, scary, disturbing or any of another dozen negative thoughts. I did not expect to be overwhelmed by it since this is a field with which I have a lot of direct experience.
With the passing of Joe Paterno, there is a lot of debate about his legacy and how he will be remembered? It is a shame that a historic coach with over 400 victories even has doubts that his main accomplishments were in mentoring athletes, helping them graduate and teaching them to become better people. Yet, due to a variety of factors (some of his own doing and some outside of his control), Paterno’s reputation will bear a permanent tarnish.