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Issue 102/2020

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Hyatt Magazine is a free social and cultural magazine, featuring events, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, business, leisure, and lore. “Hyatt” in Arabic Language means Life. Its events and news guide targeting heavy populated Middle-Eastern community in Chicagoland area and soon in Michigan. Hyatt Magazine targets are to establish and strengthen Middle-Eastern social and cultural aspects and to connect the Middle-Eastern communities together. Furthermore, Hyatt Magazine is assisting in building bridges with other communities socially and economically. Hyatt Magazine published monthly to promote coverage area in an informative and positive manner, and it’s distributed throughout the area by Direct Mailing and placed in key locations. You’ll find the magazine enlightening and have interesting articles are written by someone like yourself, who cares about the community. We welcome contributions of articles, events, recording, photos, and videos; however, they will be subject to editing and availability of space and subject matter. Comments, questions, subscription requests and ad placement inquiries are invited. This glossy social magazine published by Flash Media, offers several major subjects that will interest many readers.

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No portion of this publication may be reprinted, reproduced, or republished without the written permission of the publisher. The opinions expressed in Hyatt Magazine are those of the authors or columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the magazine or its publisher, Flash Media, nor do they constitute an endorsement of products or services herein. All articles submitted will become solely owned by Hyatt Magazine. We reserve the right to update, change, or reject any article or material. We reserve the right to refuse any advertisement.

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.12 13 g P & Business

Albanian’s 8 1 Pg. 19 Independence & Day 20 Pg. 21 Christmas: & God choosing to

Community Activities:

Pita Street Food

14 Pg. 15 Village &

become man.

2 Jokes, Pg.2 Thoughts

&Poem

23,7 Helping in . g P of Markham’s 26-2 Pandemic

Event

16 Pg. 17FASHION &

28 . g P 29 Recipe &

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2248 Bridgeview, IL 60455 Phone #: (708) 529-1222 Email: info@hyattmag.com Website: www.hyattmag.com Graphic & Printed By: Black Diamonds Published By: Flash Media PR Director: Tasneem Abuzir National Affairs Coordinator: Ray Hanania National Outreach Coordinator: Rani Yousefzai Ethnic Affairs Coordinator: Bushra Jawed Community Affairs Coordinator: Dr. Yasmine Abdullh, DMD Event Coordinator: Riham Ismail - Herzallah Reporter: Sarah Nasif Community Outreach Coordinator: Anna Mustafa Media Specialist: Samah Abuimeir Editor: Mohammad Faheem Photography & Video: TW Studio Story Writer: Haya Barakat For any submissions, comments, concerns or question, please email us at info@hyattmag.com

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Independence Day of Palestine

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On November 17, 2020 Palestinian in the Southside of Chicago held their Independence Day of Palestine. The event took place in Burbank, IL. Many families in the community attended the event.

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Horoscope

Capricon (Dec.. 22 – Jan. 19)

Capricorns are hardworking, reliable, and

only cockroaches and Capricorns would find a way

dull as hell. They are always on the move, headed

to survive. The rest of us just don’t want to live in

to their next delusion of grandeur. They are often

a world like that. The nation’s cockeyed system of

good at math which explains why they are such

toll roads was probably designed by a freakin’ Cap-

pains in the ass. René Descartes was a great math-

ricorn. They learn how to screw the public over at

ematician and a crappy philosopher, so he must

an early age. Their parents buy them books of law

have been a Capricorn. Stephen Hawking is even

for Christmas so they can underline the loopholes.

more Capricorn because he’s all of the above and a

Capricorns cannot even fathom, much less de-

pompous S.O.B. to boot. Sure, he’s overcome a lot

scribe, philosophical concepts because they don’t

of obstacles etc. etc., but even in perfect health you

involve equations. (See comments about Descartes

can’t overcome being a Capricorn. Most politicians

and Hawking above) Capricorns own lots of Filo-

are Capricorns, which is why our country is always

faxes and other tools to organize the lives they do

in the hole. It is not surprising that politicians need

not have. They love to be seen talking on their cell

so much security around them all the time. Capri-

phones. These phones are not actually turned on

corns are like a strange cross between a Leo and a

because Capricorns don’t have any friends to call.

Virgo. They think that this makes them both char-

Capricorns went out of style in 1989. They still be-

ismatic and logical. In reality, it means that they

lieve that Trump was a visionary. Most of the people

are tight-assed and nitpicky, and have to keep their

arrested for counterfeiting are Capricorns

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Business Community Activities

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On Nov. 20 to 22, 2020 the Pita Street Food held their grand opening. They opened their new location in Lombard, IL. Many local neighbors came out to support the new business.

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Village of Markham’s Event On November 23, 2020 the Village of Markham held their Turkey Giveaway for the Markham Community. The host of the event was Roger Agpawa, Mayor of Markham.

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Fashion 2020

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This winter season is all about layering up your outfits. Sheer overlays are the trendy layering piece this season because of their uniqueness to allow the outfit being worn under it to be seen. This makes the Sheer Chiffon Petal Robe by Danya Marou the perfect piece for layering this fall/winter season. This piece features layered delicate chiffon petals along the lower half of the robe. The top half is made up of a black sheer silky smooth chiffon and full wide style sleeves. The cascading frilly details of the petals create an eye catching look that is sure to glam up your outerwear wardrobe. The color black gives added drama to the look and is essential to every fall/winter color palette. The model is wearing olive green leather pants, a black long sleeve bodysuit, and gold accessories to complete this look and could easily be transformed into an evening wear look by pairing it with a skirt or dress.

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Albanian’s Independence Day

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Christmas: God choosing to become man.

By Fr. Malek Rihani The name Jdimytai Damour is not exactly a household name, but I’m reminded of him every Christmas. Jdimytai was the Wal-Mart security guard who, a few years ago, was assigned to open the doors at 5:00 am on the so-called “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving when retailers’ financial picture turns from red to black).

This poor soul was killed by a stampede of shoppers looking to catch good deals. Their aggressive pursuit of iPhones and flat screen TV’s, coupled by a profit-minded corporate mentality that encourages such behavior, has cost a man his life. Our fear about what Christmas has become, is now confirmed: The joy and peace of Christmas is no more! Over the years, the meaning of Christmas has sadly been so corrupted, that we are now confused about what Christmas is truly all about. Christmas goes beyond simply an image of baby Jesus born in a cave in Bethlehem, Palestine; or about people exchanging gifts or illuminating their homes

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with decorative lights. There is a much deeper meaning of Christmas that is rarely discussed. For us Christians, Christmas means only one thing: It’s about a most loving God, Who chose to become human to give humanity a meaningful way to connect with Him. The Bible clearly teaches that God became man, and lived like we did in every aspect, except sin. He experienced temptation. He wept. He felt hunger, pain, betrayal, humiliation, physical and emotional suffering. He was unjustly treated, falsely accused, and finally was hung on a cross like a hardened criminal. Of course, that was never to be the end of the story; as the Almighty God does not submit to the evil of death. On the third day, Jesus Christ – God having become man - gloriously resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven. To people of other faiths, this concept of God becoming man is illogical and beyond comprehension. To some, it’s even blasphemy. They view Jesus as a teacher or perhaps a prophet, but never as God. The difference for us Christians is that we don’t al-

low human logic to dictate our faith. The hundreds of miracles performed by Christ and His disciples proves that. God is way beyond the limited capabilities of a human mind. Logic collapses at the mere mention of God’s name. (In addition, Christians believe in the Trinity - God manifesting Himself in three Persons, which is a discussion that is outside the scope of this article). Our understanding of God’s reasons for becoming man is based on God’s immense love for humanity. If an analogy is needed, try this: Michael Jordan taking time to play basketball with 2nd graders, patiently teaching them the game day after day, and hoping that one day they become like him. Similarly, our God who created us in His image and likeness, longs for the day, when we become holy like Him. God is holy by His very nature, but we can become holy by His grace, when we open our hearts for Him and follow His teachings. Simply put - and to quote the teachings of the Church Fathers from the early centuries: “God became man, so man can become

like God.” This is what Christmas is all about. What a privilege it is for us, that God would humble Himself for our sake. Jdimytai Damour’s death is another reminder of how God’s love for man has over time transformed into becoming man’s love for everything, except God. We all have an obligation to reverse this trend. This Christmas let’s express our love for God by following His example: With total humility let’s give a gift of sacrificial love to someone who needs it, and a gift of unconditional forgiveness to someone who least deserves it. That’s a true Christmas celebration! Whether you’re a Christian or not, may the love of Christ fill your heart and the heart of your loved ones everywhere. Merry CHRISTmas to all. Fr. Malek Rihani serves as an Assistant Pastor at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Palos Heights, IL. Saint Mary church was established in 2003 and currently serves several hundred parishioners in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Please visit our website: www.stmaryoc.org.

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Helping in Pandemic In difficult times during the pandemic, some businesses were still trying to bring hope back to people and give to the community in those desperate times. The pandemic has put massive pressure on everybody, it was up to businesses to step up and lead the world by good examples and by helping the community until this difficult time passes. What these businesses have shown is how we as a society can make a decision to change when we want. One business that has contributed to community during the pandemic is the Mediterranean restaurant Kabob Q located in Willow brook Illinois. Kabob Q distributed several meals to hospitals for the medical teams that are treating Covid-19 patients in the Chicago To continue reading see page 26

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Helping in Pandemic Area. Despite the business being directly impacted by Covid-19 such has having to close the dine-in area, Kabob Q’s family decided to contribute and help the first responders. In times like this businesses like Kabob Q decided to step up and accommodate the medical team with the help of others, in order to make them feel comfortable. Several doctors and nurses had to be away from their homes and families while treating Covid-19 patients. Kabob Q’s main purpose is to lead the community by a good example. In addition to that Kabob Q’s message was that any business can help even the smallest ways, it is Kabob Q’s mission to encourage local businesses around to give to the community in whatever ways they can. To get past this pandemic, businesses need to chip in

and offer to help as they lead the change in society and influence both their employees and their customers This pandemic has hit the world in different aspects both economically and socially. Which is why it is a duty to work together to fight it and restore what we lost as result of it. “As a business owner I wanted to contribute to the medical team during this pandemic, I understand several doctors and nurses had to be away from their families for weeks” The owner of Kabob Q when he was asked why did he decide to make a decision and contribute to the medical teams in the Chicago area. Giving back to the community doesn’t always mean donating significant amount of money, it would something that offers some type of comfort for

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people during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. Kabob Q offered a fresh home-made meal to medical teams across the Chicago area, “I know our medical team haven’t had a home cooked meal in a while. So on the behalf of my business and with the help of others I wanted to give out fresh meals as a thank you for their sacrifice and hard work�. Help comes in different ways and forms, while some people can help financially other people can help in providing comfort and ease in the simplest ways.

Many businesses have tried to turn these difficult times around. Assistance was offered in various ways including grocery stores offering delivery or convenient stores trying to keep restocking on their supply to reduce the stress people are facing during the pandemic. In course of a pandemic, some businesses wanted to add value to its customers by emerging as leaders and giving back to the community in different ways.

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Recipe: Large Knafeh Ingredients: 16oz box of kataifi dough (found in the freezer section) 1 ž sticks of butter For the filling: 1 pint half n half 1 pint heavy whipping cream 4 heaping Tbs corn starch For the syrup: 1 cup sugar ½ cup water 3-4 drops lemon juice Preheat oven to 375 To begin, make the sugar syrup by boiling the 3 ingredients for about 5 minutes until it becomes the consistency of syrup. Set aside.

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Make the filling by mixing the 2 COLD liquids and the corn starch in a pot until it is fully dissolved. THEN you begin to heat it on medium while continuously stirring. After about 6 minutes or so, it will begin to thicken. Keep stirring until the consistency is a little thicker than pudding. Remove from heat & set aside. The dough comes in long strands so you will need to break it apart, either by hand or scissors, about 2 inch long pieces. Pour melted butter on top & mix thoroughly with the dough. Spread half the dough into oven safe dish or pan (9x13 or a bit larger so it doesn’t come out too thick). Next, spread the filling, being careful not to reach the edges of the dish so it won’t burn. Finally, sprinkle the other half of the dough on top and lightly press to make sure it’s firmly in place. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden Pour the syrup on top & enjoy warm! by: Abumallek Makes and Bakes. Dr Anas Nahhas Advertisement

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