Academic faculty of Yeshiva College and the Rashei Yeshivot of Riets embodied
and conveyed "torah u-ma'ada" and during my fortunate undergraduate
years of 1954-58 I gained a "road map" for the journey through
life that guided and permeated my actions. Coach Tauber, may you enjoy
good health and satisfaction "ad 120", you provided an added
value, “mentschlikeit.” As I wrote in one of my columns as
the sports editor of the commentator in 1956-57, you taught fencing to
a myriad of neophytes, and led the fencing teams to victories over many
other college teams whose members had much more experience and training.
Above all, you taught us the quality of sportsmanship, concern for our
fellow-men and women, and, moral as well as physical courage. I cherish
all of this, and the reunion we had in Jerusalem several years ago. I
regret not being able to participate in the June 2008 reunion. May it
be a source of joy for you together with your fencers and students.
esteem and affection,