FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE DEATH OF RABBI ZEV SEGAL
"Like many New Yorkers, I knew of Rabbi Zev Segal's reputation as a scholar, as the builder of a strong Jewish community, and as a man who brought people together. But I also feel that I knew Rabbi Segal through his children and particularly through his son Nachum, who traveled with me to Israel to lead America's delegation for the dedication of the new Holocaust memorial and museum. From his children, I know that Rabbi Segal was a man of sharp intellect and strong character, great spirit and good humor. And I have no doubt that Rabbi Segal's sons and daughters built their joyful devotion to Judaism, to Eretz Yisrael, and to making the world a better place on the foundation that their father laid for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Segal family during this very difficult time. Baruch Dayan Emet - may this family know no more sorrow."
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