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Bob Simon, The Humanist

Remembering the contradictions and ironies of the veteran CBS newsman.

02/16/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Back in the day when greeting cards were made of paper, I saw one that said, “Coincidence is God’s way of doing miracles anonymously.” That phrase has a contested provenance but describes what happened about six years ago when Bob Simon, the veteran CBS newsman who died last week in a car crash here, and his wife became my downstairs neighbors in a five-unit co-op.  They were guests for Shabbat and holiday meals, then movies, parts of weekends on our roof deck, whole weekends at his Hamptons home and then of late, weekly (his schedule permitting) dinners to take, as we ironically called it, our time to put the world in order.

From war zones to monasteries: Bob Simon’s long and accomplished journalistic road.
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