While it doesn't directly tie to basketball, I still wanted to acknowledge the death of Rabbi Jim Diamond, who was killed yesterday in a bizarre accident.
I knew Rabbi Diamond as a fellow WPRB DJ, through his friendship with my parents and from interviewing him about the late Marvin Bressler two years ago.
(He described Marvin perfectly with the line "He was a profound and responsible skeptic.")
Diamond was also Professor Bressler's choice to lead his funeral ceremony and it was Diamond who permitted the beautiful gesture of Bressler being buried with a basketball to occur.
Rabbi Diamond was a friend to many at Princeton and a kind, funny man. My condolences.
A funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 pm ET at the Jewish Center in Princeton.
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