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‘No Lord, Not Me!’ By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff There are many defining qualities of great leaders. Some make their mark by navigating their flocks through challenging periods. Others lead processes of growth and change. Still others may preside over periods of great success and bounty. In most cases, attention is paid more to their achievements than their personal qualities. Moshe Rabbeinu, arguably the greatest leader to ever live, achieved all of the above. But his career as leader is remembered not for its litany of highlights so much as for his being the quintessential servant leader, the humblest of all men who regularly put the needs of others before his own. Moshe is introduced to us as an infant, floating down the Nile in a reed basket. His mother, in a desperate attempt to preserve his life, had placed him in the water under the watchful eye of his sister Miriam. While bathing in the Nile, Pharaoh’s daughter found the Hebrew newborn. She adopted and raised him in the royal palace. As a youth, Moshe enjoyed every material comfort imaginable. Yet he knew he was not an Egyptian, and remained allied to his people and his heritage.

Combined Sources Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest Monday at his family’s ranch in southern Israel following a state funeral that drew international dignitaries – Vice President Biden represented the U.S. – and scores of Israeli officials. Sharon had made it known that he wished to be interred at the ranch next to his second wife rather than in the national cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl. Sharon, who was prime minister from 2001until 2006, when a massive stroke left him in a comatose state until his death on Jan. 11 at age 85, was remembered this week as one of Israel’s greatest generals and wiliest politicians – and an enigmatic figure to the very end. Considered hawkish in his policies (he always said his overriding concern was to protect a nation built on the ashes of the destruction of European Jewry) and known as a builder of settlements, par-

ticularly in Judea and Samaria, Sharon paradoxically presided over the dismantling of Jewish communities in the Sinai in the early 1980s following the peace treaty between Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and then again during the unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005. Lionized and scorned for his bluntness, Sharon was nicknamed “the Bulldozer” both for his tendency to disrespect boundaries and his legendary girth. In his eulogy for the former prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres called Sharon “a man of the land.” “He defended this land like a lion and he taught its children to swing a scythe,” said Peres. Sharon, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “had a central role” in building the Israel Defense Forces’ “heritage of valor” and “laid the foundations of the battle doctrine of the IDF, the doctrine of reprisal and initiative in the war against terrorism.” (Continued on Page 12)

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Israelis pay their respects and lay flowers on the grave of Ariel Sharon at his ranch in the southern Negev. The former prime minister died Jan. 11 after being comatose for eight years. See story, above, and further coverage on pages 3, 7 (editorial) and 12.

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‘No Lord, Not Me!’ By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff There are many defining qualities of great leaders. Some make their mark by navigating their flocks through challenging periods. Others lead processes of growth and change. Still others may preside over periods of great success and bounty. In most cases, attention is paid more to their achievements than their personal qualities. Moshe Rabbeinu, arguably the greatest leader to ever live, achieved all of the above. But his career as leader is remembered not for its litany of highlights so much as for his being the quintessential servant leader, the humblest of all men who regularly put the needs of others before his own. Moshe is introduced to us as an infant, floating down the Nile in a reed basket. His mother, in a desperate attempt to preserve his life, had placed him in the water under the watchful eye of his sister Miriam. While bathing in the Nile, Pharaoh’s daughter found the Hebrew newborn. She adopted and raised him in the royal palace. As a youth, Moshe enjoyed every material comfort imaginable. Yet he knew he was not an Egyptian, and remained allied to his people and his heritage.

Combined Sources Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest Monday at his family’s ranch in southern Israel following a state funeral that drew international dignitaries – Vice President Biden represented the U.S. – and scores of Israeli officials. Sharon had made it known that he wished to be interred at the ranch next to his second wife rather than in the national cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl. Sharon, who was prime minister from 2001until 2006, when a massive stroke left him in a comatose state until his death on Jan. 11 at age 85, was remembered this week as one of Israel’s greatest generals and wiliest politicians – and an enigmatic figure to the very end. Considered hawkish in his policies (he always said his overriding concern was to protect a nation built on the ashes of the destruction of European Jewry) and known as a builder of settlements, par-

ticularly in Judea and Samaria, Sharon paradoxically presided over the dismantling of Jewish communities in the Sinai in the early 1980s following the peace treaty between Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and then again during the unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005. Lionized and scorned for his bluntness, Sharon was nicknamed “the Bulldozer” both for his tendency to disrespect boundaries and his legendary girth. In his eulogy for the former prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres called Sharon “a man of the land.” “He defended this land like a lion and he taught its children to swing a scythe,” said Peres. Sharon, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “had a central role” in building the Israel Defense Forces’ “heritage of valor” and “laid the foundations of the battle doctrine of the IDF, the doctrine of reprisal and initiative in the war against terrorism.” (Continued on Page 12)

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Israelis pay their respects and lay flowers on the grave of Ariel Sharon at his ranch in the southern Negev. The former prime minister died Jan. 11 after being comatose for eight years. See story, above, and further coverage on pages 3, 7 (editorial) and 12.

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‘Arik Charbi’ – Arik Is My Sword ..................................... 19 Dov Shurin’s monthly Jewish Press-exclusive column

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Pollard’s Wife: ‘Jonathan Wanted So Much To Say Goodbye To Sharon’ By Tova Dvorin JERUSALEM – Along with the politicians and statesmen who visited the burial site of former prime minister Ariel Sharon Monday were the families of two Israeli spies who have not returned home: Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned in the United States since 1985, and Eli Cohen, who was killed in Syria in 1965. Cohen’s body has not yet been returned to Israeli soil. The wives of the two men emphasized to Israel’s Channel 2 News how much the former prime minister meant to the men and their families. “It was important to Jonathan that I attend,” Es-

ther Pollard stated. “Jonathan hoped he’d be able to come home to say goodbye to Sharon before he died. He would call home – he has only a very few minutes to make calls from prison – and he was using his time to get an update on Sharon’s condition.” “He told me that Sharon was the only one fighting for him, against the directives of thenPrime Minister Shimon Peres and the entire Cabinet, not to give the U.S. documents with his [Pollard’s] fingerprints on them,” she said. “To this day, Jonathan feels a very great debt to Sharon, and really wanted to say goodbye.” Effie Lahav, one of the heads of the Free Pollard movement, was also present at the funeral.

Jonathan Pollard

“We are here thanks to the important value that Sharon taught us: not to leave anyone behind in the field,” Lahav stated. “Jonathan is a prisoner left behind for almost 29 years, and we are here to remind leaders of the value Sharon left us: return Pollard, and the sooner the better.” Nadia Cohen, the widow of Eli Cohen, also felt the need to honor the former prime minister. “His whole self was [dedicated to] the people and the state,” she said. (INN)

Yaalon Rips Kerry ‘Obsession’ Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon termed Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempts to broker a peace deal “messianic” and an “obsession.” Kerry has made ten trips to Israel and the Palestinian territories this year for the negotiations. In December, he proposed a security plan that called for the Israeli military to be stationed on border crossings and mountaintops for up to a decade in the Jordan Valley. During that period of time, Israeli forces would train Palestinian security forces to eventually replace them. The Palestinians rejected Kerry’s plan. Yaalon, in closed conversations before Kerry’s latest visit to the region, called the plan “not worth the

paper it was written on,” Yediot Aharonot reported. “[Kerry’s plan] contains neither security nor peace,” Yaalon said. “Only our continued presence in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan River will guarantee that Ben-Gurion Airport and Netanya do not become targets for missiles from every direction.” Kerry, he said, “who came here very determined, and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling, cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians.” His remarks sparked angry responses from within the government and the opposition. “You can oppose negotiations professionally and

responsibly without tongue-lashing and destroying relations with Israel’s top ally,” wrote Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, on Facebook. Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that while he agreed with the essence of Yaalon’s remarks, statements, “we need to follow one rule: We must refrain from personal insults.” Labor Party MK Omer Bar-Lev, a member of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that “Publicly clashing with the Americans is irresponsible and damaging to Israel’s security, international standing, and its relations with the United States.” (Combined Sources)

At the request of the king, prayers for rain were held at synagogues throughout Morocco. The prayers were recited on Saturday, one day after Muslims said similar prayers in mosques at the request of King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan daily Le Matin reported. The king made the request upon learning that Morocco may suffer a drought this year. Responding to the king’s plea, the Council of Israelite Communities in Morocco, or CCIM, published a statement in which it “invites worshipers to pray in all the synagogues of the kingdom” so that God may “spare our country and help His Highness the King.” As the Moroccan World News described it to its readers, “Moroccan Jews performed prayers in all the

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Morocco’s Jews Pray For Rain At King’s Request

Jews, at the request of King Mohammed VI, prayed for rain this past Shabbat.

synagogues in the country, imploring God to spread bountiful rain on the entire territory of the Kingdom.” On Jan. 2, King Mohammed VI met in his royal palace in Marrakesh with Jack Lang, a French Jewish former minister who last year became the head of the Arab World Institute, a Paris-based intergovernmental body that France runs jointly with 22 Arab nations. Under Mohammed VI, Morocco has undertaken massive renovations of Jewish heritage sites and participated in such projects abroad, including in Cape Verde off the coast of Senegal, which once had a population of Moroccan Jews. Approximately 3,000 Jews live in Morocco, according to the European Jewish Congress. (JTA)

Iran Signs Pact Implementing Nuclear Freeze Iran and six world powers signed the agreement implementing a plan that temporarily freezes Iran’s nuclear production. The Joint Plan of Action, which was finalized and approved on Sunday, will go into effect on Jan. 20. Under the agreement, Iran will freeze most of

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its nuclear enrichment capability, including not installing or starting up additional centrifuges or using next-generation centrifuges. In return, the United States and five other world powers – Germany, Russia, England, France and China – will provide Iran with economic sanctions relief. Iran also will allow new and more frequent inspections of its nuclear sites.

“Taken together, these and other steps will advance our goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” President Obama said in a statement released Sunday by the White House. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted that world powers had “surrendered” to Iran’s will in the agreement. (Combined sources)

De Blasio Vows To Find Stark Killer, Condemns New York Post New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said Jewish community this has been a very painful mofinding the killer of Brooklyn landlord Menachem ment and I want to say: First of all, we are going to Stark is a priority and condemned the New York get to the bottom of it. We will find who did this to Post’s coverage of the incident. him and who robbed children of a father De Blasio, who had been roundly critand a wife of a husband.” icized for his silence on the case, ripped Meanwhile, police reportedly found the newspaper for its coverage on the a new clue in the case, with WABC-TV front page of its Jan. 4 edition that inreporting over the weekend that a cellcluded a headline blaring “Who Didn’t phone being used as a tracking device Want Him Dead?” next to a photo of was found taped under Stark’s car. Police Stark, 39, sporting a large shtreimel. are trying to identify the phone’s owner. “It was unfair. It was hurtful. And Stark’s body was found Jan. 3 on subthere is really no place for that kind of urban Long Island some 16 miles away thing in New York City,” de Blasio told from his office in the heavily Satmar secthe WMCA’s Orthodox-interest “Com- Mayor de Blasio tion of Williamsburg, from where he was munity Matters” radio program. “I kidnapped the previous evening. He reknow a lot of people are outraged, and I share their portedly was suffocated before his body was placed outrage.” in a dumpster outside a Great Neck gas station and The mayor, who was sworn in at the start of the burned, according to police. year, vowed to find Stark’s killer or killers. Video footage taken from his office reportedly “It’s a tragedy what happened to Mr. Stark. And showed Stark being taken into a van after a strugmy heart goes out for the family and they are in my gle outside his office. The identity of his abductors thoughts and prayers,” de Blasio said. is not known. “And I know that for many, many people in the (JTA)


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Rescuing A Vital Piece Of 20th-Century Jewish History By MARCO CAVALLARIN Among the many places forgotten by history and Brigade, the Jewish Agency, the Joint Distribution lost in memory is Sciesopoli, in Selvino, Italy. Orig- Committee, Youth Aliyah and former partisans who inally built as a retreat and training center for Fas- fought the Fascists and the Nazis. In 1984, a group of sixty-six former “Children of cist youth in the 1930s, it is located in the Alps near Selvino” returned with family members. The mayor Bergamo, less than 100 kilometers from Milan. In Sciesopoli, which was named after Antonio Sci- and the town’s residents received them warmly. The esa, a hero of the Risorgimento movement for Ital- city was twinned with Kibbutz Tze’elim in the Neian reunification, young people were trained in mar- gev, where some of the Selvino children had settled. In subsequent years, many survivors and their tial arts, sports and military drills, and the facility served as the barracks for the soldiers of the future. family members returned to Selvino, tracing the jourThere were dormitories, dining halls, an indoor ney they had made so long before. In 2012 the city was graced with the presence of swimming pool, a cinema, an infirmary – all located in a 29,000-square-meter park that also includ- Miriam Brisk. Miriam’s parents, Lola and Salek Najed courtyards for military parades. The walls were man, were Polish survivors, members of the Gordodecorated with pictures of dictator Benito Musso- nia Zionist Movement, who were sent to Sciesopolini and banners of the youth brigades. To this day li to help the small staff and the growing number of there is a marble plaque in the entrance hall with children who were arriving daily. Miriam, who resides in Ithaca, New York, rethe names of those who contributed to the building of Sciesopoli; Mussolini’s name and his contribution traced her parent’s route as it was recorded in her of 5,000 lire appear on top. In September 1945, after the end of the war and the fall of Fascism, a delegation composed of Raffaele Cantoni, head of Jewish community of Milan; Moshe Ze’eri, a member of the Palestine Unit of the British Royal Engineers; and Teddy Be’eri, a member of the same unit, was able to obtain the use of Sciesopoli for Jewish orphan survivors of the Holocaust. Hundreds of young Jews arrived from all over Europe – from the camps, from convents, from forests and graveyards. They arrived one by one or in small groups, skin and bone, frightened, hungry, delusional. In Selvino they discovered a paradise they could not have imagined: a fabulous castle where they reclaimed their childhood, had plenty of food, were loved and cared for; “reborn to a new life,” as Aharon Megged wrote in The Story of the Selvino Children: Journey to the Prom- Rosh Hashanah greetings from Sciesopoli, 1947. ised Land. The people of Selvino, led by their mayor, Vini- mother’s diary. After wandering through Poland and cio Grigis, welcomed the children with generosity former Austrian DP camps, she met me in Bergamo and acts of personal hospitality, helping them to re- and together we went to Selvino via Unione in Milan (which was the center for Aliyah Bet operations gain their smiles. Sciesopoli continued to provide food, shelter, re- in Northern Italy and a shelter for Jewish refugees), habilitation and education to survivors and refugee Genoa and Bogliasco. In Selvino we met with the former mayor and children until November 1948. The majority of the children eventually found their way to Palestine with Walter Mazzoleni, son of the former custodian of Scithe help of the nearby Milanese Jewish community, esopoli, and visited the building and vast grounds. Walter is the only person in Selvino who still the municipality of Milan, the soldiers of the Jewish carries around memories (and a photo album) of the days he lived with the Children of Selvino. He Dr. Marco Cavallarin is a Milano-based historian, guided us throughout the site, which is now desertresearcher and filmmaker specializing in the history ed and vandalized. of illegal immigration to Mandatory Palestine and Nothing is taught in the local schools and no methe Bricha movement. He was assisted in writing morial plaque is in place, despite the fact that one this article by Miriam Bisk.

had been unveiled in 1984. The epic of the young Jews who resided between these walls has essentially been erased from public consciousness. Selvino was an important place in the history of the Bricha, the underground effort that helped survivors escape post-World War II Europe, and Aliyah Bet. A significant number of displaced youngsters passed through Sciesopoli and Selvino. They were survivors of the European catastrophe, and only those still alive can tell the story. In recent years the subject of the illegal immigration through Italy to Palestine between 19451948 has aroused the interest of some scholars and as well as Jews searching for their roots and information about their relatives’ activities after the war. Today, Sciesopoli is a privately held property owned by a real estate company. Efforts have been made to sell it but the municipality has imposed an injunction, claiming the former retreat center has a “collective and social purpose” and insisting that if Sciesopoli is rebuilt it must either serve the public or bring in tourists. We fear this would put to rest the historic chapter of the rescue and rehabilitation of child survivors of the Holocaust. There is a lot of work to be done in Selvino, such as adding the story of Sciesopoli to the local school curriculum, affixing a plaque at the site to commemorate the story of the surviving children and their counselors, installing adequate road signs directing people to the grounds. These goals certainly are attainable, both from an economic and a bureaucratic perspective. However, time is crucial as the Children of Sciesopoli are in their twilight years and many are no longer with us. The suggested sale and/or demolition of Sciesopoli, which was mentioned during our visit, shocked us. Given the immense significance of this institution, we feel strongly – and are supported on this by historians, social and psychological researchers, and human and social rights activists – that part of the premises should be dedicated to housing a museum of European rescue and Aliyah Bet, while the rest could be developed as a guest house, thus becoming a source of income that would contribute to the sustainability of the museum. We are looking for support from the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, the Italy-Israel Foundation for Culture and the Arts, the Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Joint Distribution Committee, ORT – as well as anyone who finds this project important for present and future generations. We would appreciate suggestions and constructive ideas. Please contact either mcavallarin@gmail. com or miriambisk@gmail.com.

The Real Origin Of The Blood Libel By Rabbi EPHRAIM SPRECHER We Jews have been accused of various heinous crimes throughout our long history. Perhaps the most devastating accusation we’ve faced is that we murder non-Jewish children and use their blood for baking matzah on Pesach. Of course, this vile accusation is absolutely ludicrous. The Torah warns us many times never to taste any blood. We are halachically obligated to soak and salt chicken and meat to ensure that all the blood is drawn out before we take a morsel into our mouths. We even check eggs for bloodspots to make sure we don’t ingest even a drop of blood. Nevertheless, long after the passing of medieval Europe our enemies still make this base – and baseless – charge. The Arab world has adopted this canard from the Christians. There have been many books and newsRabbi Ephraim Sprecher is dean of students at the Diaspora Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

paper articles published in the Arab media accusing Jews of murdering Arab children to use their blood. In fact, a series of articles appeared in a Saudi Arabian newspaper with a new twist – Jews don’t just use blood of Arab children on Pesach for matzahs but also on Purim for our hamantashen. How did we become the subject of such an absurd and horrible accusation about something that runs so contrary to our basic beliefs as Jews? Rav Elchanan Wasserman explains this bizarre accusation with the concept of “maaseh avot siman l’banim” (the deeds of the forefathers are a sign to the children). The traits and deeds instilled into Am Yisrael by our forefathers work both in the positive and negative sense. The Torah in Bereishis 37 tells us about the internal strife between Yosef and his brothers. The Zohar explains that the sinat chinam that has plagued our nation since its inception, and that caused the second Beis Hamikdash to be destroyed, had its root

in that strife. This is a frightening thought. Once the seeds of hatred were planted into the history of our nation by Yosef’s slander of his brothers and their bitter revenge, it has continued to affect us throughout the centuries. Thus, internal hatred is a problem that Jews will have to deal with until Mashiach comes. Rav Wasserman takes this concept one step further. After the brothers sold Yosef, how did they explain Yosef’s disappearance to Yaakov? “They took Yosef’s coat, slaughtered a goat and dipped the coat in the blood” (Bereishis 37:31). Then they showed Yosef’s bloody coat to Yaakov, who assumed Yosef had been torn apart by a wild animal. By using blood to cover up their crime, says Rav Wasserman, the brothers sealed the fate of Am Yisrael. Their use of blood to deceive their father caused us to suffer from deceitful blood libels, as we do to this very day. Middah k’neged middah – measure for measure.


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Editorial LXV No. 3 • January 17, 2014 • 16 Shevat, 5774

The Passing Of Ariel Sharon

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It is the mark of Ariel Sharon that in death the glowing tributes to his military prowess were not the manufactured puffery that usually infuses these exercises. To be sure, there were the usual critics along the way making relatively minor points. But he really was the fearless, innovative, consummate military leader and defender of Israel everyone is talking about. In retrospect, Mr. Sharon seemed tailor-made for the modern state of Israel’s ongoing plight as the focus of non-stop enmity on the part of nearly 100 million Arab neighbors. Indeed, the story of Israel’s perseverance in the face of countless terrorist attacks and several major wars since its inception cannot be told without major attention being paid to the contributions he made. In 1948 he played a key role in defending Jerusalem during the War of Independence. In the early 1950s he showed no quarter in responding to terrorist attacks in a manner that earned him a reputation for ruthlessness – but that also put terrorists on notice that fearsome retribution was the price they would pay for raising their hands against Jews in Israel. In the 1956 Sinai campaign against Egypt, his unit, against orders, captured the strategic Mitla Pass, though he was criticized over the operation’s timing.

In the 1967 Six-Day War, Mr. Sharon distinguished himself at the head of a brigade in a successful assault on the well-fortified Arab position at Abu Agheila/Umm, which was key to the Arab control of the Sinai. He was also highly praised for the achievements of his armored division in the capture of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula. Perhaps his most noted exploit was at the head of a commando unit that drove across the Suez Canal into Egypt during the Yom Kippur War. He cut off and neutralized Egypt’s Third Army, turning the tide of the fighting. Significantly, Cairo was in shelling distance of his artillery, and the Egyptians were more than happy to agree to a cease-fire. In sum, Ariel Sharon was the symbol to the world of a nation of Jews that could take care of itself if left to its own devices, and an international force to be reckoned with. He was also a force in Israel’s political life, his tumultuous governmental career capped by his election in 2001 as prime minister, and he is generally credited by friends and foes alike for making a difference in Israel’s position in the international arena.

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Lying In State

I was horrified to learn that the casket of former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Shabbos, lay in state all day Sunday outside the Knesset in Jerusalem. In Jewish tradition, delaying burial is considered a grave dishonor to the deceased – the Torah insists that even the body of an executed criminal be buried before nightfall. Lying in state is a non-Jewish practice that has no place in a Jewish state. Martin D. Stern Salford, England

Inspired By Neuberger Kudos for yet another inspirational front-page essay by Roy Neuberger (“The Hidden Roots of Redemption,” Jan. 10). Mr. Neuberger has a real knack for making the Torah and its prophecies come alive. After reading his articles I always look at the news stories of the day in a whole new light. I thank him for enlightening me and I especially thank The Jewish Press for giving him such an important platform. Sheya Ettinger (Via E-Mail)

New Jersey’s Jungle Politics

At the George Washington Bridge there are at least five lanes of traffic merging into just three, which means delays and backups there are inevitable. In traffic terminology, that constitutes a bottleneck. But the liberal media are blaming New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, and his aide, David Wildstein, for settling political scores by causing traffic slowdowns, as if they were the ones who designed the bridge and the roads leading up to it.

That is a vicious smear, which just goes to show you that politics is a vicious and dirty business in which anything goes and anyone can be targeted and considered fair game. Clearly, when it comes to politics it’s a jungle out there, and the law of the jungle rules. Harry Eisenberg Glen Rock, NJ

Chazal And Science: The Debate Goes On

Reader Josh Greenberger’s comments regarding the Torah/science debate are contributory (Letters, Jan. 10) but beside the point. Greenberger, in response to my letters asserting there are scientific errors in the Talmud, lists a number of instances where scientists presented fraudulent findings to advance their hypotheses. He may be correct – scoundrels abound in any field – but this has nothing to do with the issue at hand, which is whether the Talmud contains scientific errors. The scientific issues that are in question include the shape of the earth, heliocentrism, the value of pi, spontaneous generation, and the length of the solar year. These are matters where all serious Torah and science students agree on the scientific facts. The only issue is whether the Talmudic sages had the correct science. There are two Talmudic calculations for the solar year. One can make a weak case that the Amora Shmuel’s 365.25-day year is rounded off (despite the fact that almost all sources seem to treat it as exact). However, Rav Adda’s calculation of the year cannot logically be termed an approximation. While the length of Rav Adda’s year is in dispute, all the calculations are very specific. One example is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. If Rav Adda

knew his calculation did not reflect reality, why didn’t he give the correct calculation? As for the shape of the earth, Tosafos (Avodah Zarah 41a) states: “The world is agol. As it says in the Talmud Yerushalmi, Alexander the Macedonian climbed above until he could see the world as a ball and the sea as a platter, that is, the Ocean Sea that encompasses the entire world.” This comment is often cited as proof that the sages knew the world is round. That would be incorrect. Tosafos is merely saying the world’s covering is round, and that it sits atop the world and the sea, somewhat like a scoop of ice cream on a plate. Indeed, the Shevus Yaakov (3:20) writes that we cannot believe scientists in general, for the very reason that they hold the world is round, while the Talmud holds that it is flat! The above are just two examples. Those who realize there are scientific errors in the Talmud may, upon being lectured that their approach is heresy, choose to abandon Judaism. What a tragedy it would be if we lose adherents because of a distorted theology. Avi Goldstein Far Rockaway, NY

The Disappearing Wallenberg Street Sign

Raoul Wallenberg rescued tens of thousands Jews in Hungary. So it may surprise your readers to learn that the street sign at Jerusalem’s Rechov Wallenberg/Rechov Yaffo corner is chronically missing – it was gone for about a year until MK Marina Solodkin’s intervention led to the sign’s reappearance for Wallenberg’s centennial in 2012 (the municipality had declined multiple requests to replace it).

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Kerry Versus Rabin On Israel’s Security By Dr. KENNETH LEVIN

Two months ago, on November 5, Secretary of State Kerry attended a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the eighteenth anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. Kerry lauded Rabin as “a great man of peace,� praised Rabin’s efforts to resolve Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, and urged rededication to Rabin’s vision. Kerry is now striving to achieve agreement between the parties on elements of a peace accord, including security arrangements and future borders. Media reports say that in the coming weeks he will present his own blueprint addressing these issues. Kerry has repeatedly insisted Israel’s security is a non-negotiable priority in his quest for a path to peace. Given his warm praise of Rabin and Rabin’s perspectives on the parameters of a genuine, durable peace, one would expect any blueprint from the secretary of state to incorporate what Rabin de ned as areas vital for Israel’s defense. Rabin, like the authors of UN Security Council Resolution 242 – still the foundation stone of Israeli-Arab peace negotiations – recognized that Israel’s pre-1967 armistice lines left the nation too vulnerable to future aggression. He insisted Israel must hold onto a signi cant portion of the West Bank to block traditional invasion routes and to protect both Jerusalem and the low-lying coastal plain, the latter home to some 70 percent of the nation’s population. In his last speech in the Knesset before his assassination, Rabin declared: Dr. Kenneth Levin is a psychiatrist and historian and author of “The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People under Siege.� This was originally published by the Times of Israel.

The borders of the State of Israel, during the permanent solution, will be beyond the lines which existed before the Six-Day War. We will not return to the 4 June 1967 lines. And these are the main changes, not all of them, which we envision and want in the permanent solution: A. First and foremost, united Jerusalem, which will include both Ma’ale Adumim and Givat Ze’ev — as the capital of Israel, under Israeli sovereignty, while preserving the rights of the members of the other faiths, Christianity and Islam, to freedom of access and freedom of worship in their holy places, according to the customs of their faiths. B. The security border of the State of Israel will be located in the Jordan Valley, in the broadest meaning of that term. C. Changes which will include the addition of Gush Etzion, Efrat, Beitar and other communities, most of which are in the area east of what was the ‘Green Line,’ prior to the Six Day War. D. The establishment of blocs of settlements in Judea and Samaria‌ Nothing has changed in the last eighteen years that would diminish Israel’s need to retain the areas referred to by Rabin. The topography of the region has, of course, not changed, and the nations around Israel have not become more peaceful or more reconciled to Israel’s existence. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s vision of defensible borders for Israel essentially conforms to the parameters laid out by Rabin.

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Dynamic Orthodoxy By Rabbi STEVEN PRUZANSKY

Recently I stumbled on an article written by Professor Mordechai Breuer in an old issue of Hamaayan (Tammuz 1999) about Orthodoxy in the 19th century. Much of what we “know,” in retrospect, turns out to be false, including the provenance of the term Orthodox. Conventional wisdom teaches that the term was applied to religious Jews by our ideological foes and was meant pejoratively. In fact, Prof. Breuer demonstrates, the term was first used by the German theologian Johann David Michaelis as a friendly reference to Moses Mendelsohn, who then began using the term in his writings about Jewish life. The expression, meaning “correct belief,” has defined Torah Jewry for at least 150 years. What was especially fascinating about Prof. Breuer’s article was the description of the efforts made by rabbis in the early 19th century to accommodate the nascent Reform movement so as to avert a schism in the Jewish people. Innovations were made and deviations were accepted, all for the greater good, though in fact not in major areas of halacha. For example, no less an authority than Rav Yaakov Etlinger conducted bat mitzvot in his shul, and Rav Natan Adler of Hanover (later chief rabbi of the British Empire) told anxious questioners to obey a new German edict that prohibited Jews from burying their dead until 48 hours after death. Confirmed Orthodox rabbis – like Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch – wore ceremonial robes and preached in German, certainly to the horror of Eastern European rabbis. One reason for the openness was that all rabbis (except the Chatam Sofer) supported the Emancipation and knew the fall of the ghetto walls would offer both risks and opportunities. They tried to presRabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey, and the author of the forthcoming “The Jewish Ethic of Personal Responsibility” (Gefen).

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ent a more modern face to Torah and thereby keep less observant but nominally “Orthodox” Jews in the fold as well as those leaning toward Reform. Unfortunately, these efforts were abandoned after Reform leaders held a conference at Braunschweig in 1844 and renounced fundamental principles of Judaism, giving up any pretense of adherence to tradition. Nonetheless, the innovations in Orthodoxy in the 1800s puts paid to the notion that the Torah world is frozen, frigid, unresponsive and archaic, all criticisms one still hears today from people who find fault with the Torah and desire to conform its laws to the times. Prof. Breuer counts at least eight innovations or movements that transformed Orthodoxy in the 19th century, and most of them are still influential today. Chassidut, which technically arose in the 18th century, was perfectly placed to retain the allegiance of Jews who were not drawn to the study of Torah and provided a powerful emotional hook to lure Jews who would otherwise stray. The yeshiva movement, started by Rav Chaim Volozhin in 1804, revolutionized the study of Torah. It was originally a counterforce to chassidut but made Talmud Torah into a national project and desideratum (rather than just a local matter) and inspired many imitators across Europe. The Mussar movement of Rav Yisrael Salanter endeavored to permeate Jewish life with ethical sensitivity in a systemized way. The study of ethics became a routine feature in many yeshivot. Torah and Derech Eretz of Rav Hirsch was designed to make the modern world less frightening to the Jew. He taught and inspired generations that one can be a faithful Jew and part of the modern world. Formal rabbinical training was unknown before the 19th century. Spiritual leaders simply learned Torah and were sent to communities. The German rabbinate – credit here Rav Azriel Hildesheimer – pioneered the rabbinical seminary

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in which students would learn Torah and general knowledge, and acquire the skills necessary for leadership. Scientific study of Jewish subjects, a matter fraught with danger, also attracted its share of religious proponents, as Jews for the first time began attending university in large numbers. Additionally, professions historically limited to Jews like law, medicine, and engineering now provided avenues out of the poverty in which most Jews were forced to live. The land of Israel was reborn to Jews in the 19th century and at first was primarily a religious movement. Disciples of the Vilna Gaon and the Baal Shem Tov made aliyah in the early 1800s, and Rav Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer already in 1840 exhorted Jews to return to Israel. Women’s Torah education began in the 19th century in Germany, not, as is widely assumed, with the Beis Yaakov movement in 1917 Krakow. The advent of mandatory education for both boys and girls necessitated this change, which revolutionized Jewish life as well. It turns out that the 19th century was hardly a time of stagnation for Jews but rather an era of immense vibrancy and growth. And if one thinks Orthodoxy has become dormant since, consider some of the great successes of the Torah world in the past 100 years. Certainly a more educated laity is at the top of the list, followed by the prominence of Orthodox Jews in every profession and endeavor, and the gradual permeation of the ethos of Torah in Israel, including the development of the Orthodox soldier (the scholar-warrior), something not widely seen in Jewish life for almost two millennia. It is certainly through God’s Hand that the Torah has been rejuvenated and the Am Hashem is again dynamic. Our obligation as always is to anticipate the challenges of the future, craft appropriate responses, and glorify the Creator, His Torah and His people.

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When Ariel Sharon Told U.S. Jews To Grow A Backbone By RAFAEL MEDOFF

Although Ariel Sharon will be remembered primarily for his achievements on the battlefield and his decisions as an Israeli political leader, an oftenoverlooked aspect of his legacy was his impact on the American Jewish community. In March 1980, Sharon arrived in the United States in the midst of an uproar over the Carter administration’s support of a United Nations resolution branding Jerusalem “occupied Arab territory.” Sharon, as a member of Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s cabinet, was invited to address an urgent meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in New York City. In his remarks, Sharon criticized U.S. Jewish leaders for not responding more vigorously to the Carter administration’s action. He recalled the hesitant response of some Jewish leaders during the Holocaust and added, “Jewish silence will bring disaster upon the Jewish people and upon Israel.” Sharon charged that recent friendly meetings between Jewish leaders and White House officials had served to “cover up” the administration’s tilt away from Israel. He urged American Jews to speak out strongly against Carter’s pressure on Israel, and said he was “shocked” that 100,000 Jews did not march to the White House to protest the U.S. vote on the UN resolution. No transcript of the meeting was released, but one press report at the time claimed that some Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, in Washington, D.C. His latest book is “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith.”

of the Jewish leaders in the room “took umbrage at the interference of the Israeli in such strident tones in American Jewish affairs.” An editorial in the New York Jewish Week said Sharon’s advice was “counterproductive” because it might give the American public the impression “that all of America’s foreign policy and domestic problems are based on Israel.” But the Jewish Week also emphasized that “American Jews, as voters, have a means of expressing themselves.” With the 1980 New York presidential primaries just weeks away, the Week seemed to be encouraging Jewish voters to oppose President Carter’s re-election. Sharon was also strongly attacked in the pages of the Jewish magazine Midstream by historian Bernard Wasserstein. “If 1,000 rabbis had marched up and down in front of the White House and had refused to disperse until something concrete was done for the Jews, then, he believes, the administration’s conscience might have been stirred,” Wasserstein wrote. “It is a picturesque scenario – and one which would no doubt earn the warm approval of Ariel Sharon – but, alas, is unaccompanied by any supporting evidence that might raise it to the level of a serious political proposition.” Wasserstein was evidently unaware that in 1943, just before Yom Kippur, some 400 rabbis did march to the White House. That protest garnered important publicity for the cause of rescuing Jewish refugees, and helped galvanize congressional pressure on the Roosevelt administration on the rescue issue. As it turned out, Sharon was ahead of the curve: American Jewry did follow his advice – 22 years later. In the spring of 2002, Israel was rocked by a se-

ries of major Arab terrorist attacks, including a suicide bombing at a Passover Seder in Netanya, which killed 30 civilians, most of them elderly and many of them Holocaust survivors. Sharon, who by then was prime minister, ordered a major counter-terror offensive throughout the West Bank territories. More than 20,000 Israeli soldiers were mobilized to carry out hundreds of raids, which went on for several weeks and included capturing or killing numerous terrorists, seizing weapons depots, and sealing up safe houses. Within days, the George W. Bush administration was pressing Sharon to halt the operation and withdraw the troops. American Jews responded precisely as Sharon had been hoping back in 1980: on April 15, 2002, more than 100,000 protesters gathered near the White House to support Israel’s actions. Many evangelical Christians also joined the rally. The New York Times reported that the rally illustrated the strong support for Israel, and uneasiness over President Bush’s position, among an emerging coalition of Jews and conservative Christians. According to the Times, the president “attempted to mollify the conservatives” by sending “one of the most hawkish members of his administration, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul D. Wolfowitz,” to speak at the rally. But Wolfowitz was greeted with boos and chants of “No More Arafat!” In 2002, unlike in 1980, there were no Jewish leaders “taking umbrage” at the idea of such a rally, and no expressions of fear that supporting Israel would cause a backlash among the American public. Sharon had been vindicated, and a new standard for pro-Israel activism in the United States was beginning to take shape. (JNS)

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The Nature Of The Mitzvah Of Kibud Av V’eim This week’s parshah, Parshas Yisro, is one of two parshiyos that contains the asseres hadibros. The fifth dibrah is the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim – honoring one’s parents. The Minchas Chinuch discusses whether this is a mitzvah bein adam lachaveiro (between one man and another) or bein adam lamakom (between man and his Creator). One nafka mina (halachic difference) between these two options is whether one who has transgressed this mitzvah is required to ask mechilah from his parent in order to attain atonement. The Mishnah, in Yuma 85b, states that in order to attain atonement on an aveirah bein adam lachaveiro, one must beseech the fellow he wronged. If it is considered a mitzvah bein adam lamakom, one need not beseech his parent in order to achieve atonement. The Ramban writes in Parshas Yisro that the luchos were divided into two categories: the first side was mitzvos bein adam lamakom, and the second side contained mitzvos bein adam lachaveiro. The Ramban adds that the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim is on the first side because it is indeed a mitzvah bein adam lamakom. This is so because it is a kavod to Hashem when one honors his parent. He explains that since a parent was a partner in a child’s creation, showing honor to a parent is comparable to showing honor to one’s Creator. The Ramban explains that this is the p’shat in the pasuk in the asseres hadibros of Parshas Va’eschanan. There it states that one must honor one’s parents just as one must honor Hashem. Why? Because one must honor both partners of his creation. It is evident from the Ramban that this is a mitzvah bein adam lamakom. The Chinuch (mitzvah 33) explains that the idea behind the mitzvah of honoring one’s parents is that one should not be a kafoi tov; rather he should recognize and repay the goodness shown to him. Therefore it is incumbent upon every child to do all that is in his capability to honor his parents, for they brought him into this world and raised him until he was able to provide for

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himself. When one internalizes this middah, he will come to recognize the good that Hashem bestows upon us. The Chinuch concludes that one who transgresses this mitzvah by not showing his parents honor is guilty of a bitul assei and that his punishment is great, for he has become disgusting in the eyes of his Father in Heaven. From the Chinuch as well it seems as if the mitzvah is bein adam lamakom. Tosafos (Kesubos 40a) asks why the Gemara in Yevamos 5b says that we can apply the concept of assei docheh lo sa’asseh to the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim. Why don’t we inform the father that he should say he is not interested in this action, which would result in the lack of a mitzvah? Tosfos’s answer: the mitzvah exists once the parent has already commanded that he wanted the action to occur. The Birchas Shmuel, in Yevamos 3:3, explains Tosafos in the following manner: Tosafos was bothered that kibud av v’eim should be considered a mitzvah which is primarily for another person, namely bein adam lachaveiro; thus he asked that we should not apply the concept of assei docheh lo sa’asseh. (He derives this from the Gemara in Baba Metzia 30a, which says that we do not apply the concept of assei docheh lo sa’asseh to monetary matters.) Tosafos answers that in truth, the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim is not a mitzvah bein adam lachaveiro but rather a mitzvah bein adam lamakom. Therefore, while the parent requested the action, we will be able to apply the concept of assei docheh lo sa’asseh. Once the parent says that he is no longer interested in the action, the mitzvah ceases to exist. The Rama (the rishon), in Kesubos 40a, writes that even when a parent says that he is not interested in the action, the assei nevertheless applies. Rabbi Akiva Eiger (Yoreh De’ah 240:19) quotes from the Radvaz 1:524 (that derives from the Rama) that even though the Gemara in Kiddushin 32b states that a father may forgo his honor, this only provides for no punishment for not having shown honor and respect. But if a child nonetheless shows honor and respect, it is a kiyum mitzvah. The Chayei Adam, in hilchos kibud av v’eim (67:1), says that the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim is the repayment of a debt that one owes to one’s parents for all the good they have shown him. One who does not show his parents respect and honor is considered a rasha, for the pasuk states that one who does not repay his debt is a rasha. This implies that the mitzvah of kibud av v’eim is a mitzvah bein adam lachaveiro. For questions or comments regarding this column, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@gmail.com.

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Ariel Sharon Remembered As An Enigmatic Figure To The Very End (Continued from Front Page) As prime minister, Sharon also began the construction of Israel’s controversial security fence in the West Bank, which contributed to a drastic drop in terrorist attacks. Born Ariel Scheinermann in 1928 to Russianspeaking parents in the village of Kfar Malal in the central part of pre-state Israel, Sharon for much of his career was known more for his impetuousness than his pragmatism. His bravery in the battle for Jerusalem in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence made the infantry unit commander the stuff of legend at the age of 20. He took a bullet to the stomach and, when all seemed hopeless, ordered the soldiers who were able to retreat. He eventually crawled to safety. In the 1956 war with Egypt, Sharon captured the strategic Mitla Pass in the Sinai Peninsula after defying orders not to advance. During the 1973 war, he again challenged his superiors who feared crossing the Suez Canal was a risky maneuver that would incur too many losses. But Sharon prevailed, leading his forces across the canal and trapping an Egyptian army unit, a move widely considered the turning point in the conflict. Sharon launched his political career after the Yom Kippur War. His ability to keep an unruly coalition in line helped Likud leader Menachem Begin win the 1977 elections, ending the hegemony that Labor leaders had enjoyed since the founding of the state. Sharon was rewarded with the agriculture portfolio and after another hard-fought Likud victory in 1981, Begin could hardly deny Sharon the prize he had sought for so long: the defense ministry. A year later, in June 1982, Sharon launched Israel’s invasion of Lebanon to push back Yasir Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization from its mini-state in southern Lebanon. The invasion rankled both the Reagan administration, which had brokered a cease- re with the PLO nine months earlier, and Sharon’s government colleagues. On Sharon’s orders, the army breached the 40-kilometer line the government initially said was its goal, pursuing the PLO all the way to Beirut, where it laid siege to the city. Three months after the start of the incursion, hundreds of Palestinian refugees were killed by Israel’s Lebanese Christian allies. A state commission subsequently cleared Sharon of knowing in advance of the massacre, but held him indirectly responsible, asserting that he should have anticipated and prevented the carnage.

The commission recommended Sharon’s dismissal, and by the beginning of 1983 he was gone from power. The exile would not last long, however. Sharon rebuilt his reputation, this time as a careful nurturer of alliances. He was an architect of the national unity governments that lasted until 1990. When Likud returned to power in 1996, Sharon became national infrastructure minister and later foreign minister under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In 1999, Labor’s Ehud Barak ousted Netanyahu, who temporarily retired from politics, and Sharon became head of the Likud. The following year the Palestinians launched a bloody uprising that became known as the Second Intifada and derailed Barak’s efforts to accelerate peace talks. The post-Oslo optimism of the mid-1990s had long dissipated in Israel, and the renewed wave of terrorism pushed even many former supporters of accommodation to the right. Sharon was elected prime minister by an overwhelming margin in February 2001. Sharon and U.S. President George W. Bush, who assumed power at the same time, had an af nity dating to 1998, when Sharon hosted the then-Texas governor on a helicopter flight across Israel and the West Bank. Their friendship culminated in Sharon’s greatest diplomatic triumph: the 2004 White House letter recognizing some of Israel’s largest West Bank settlements as realities on the ground and dismissing the demand for a “right of return” of Palestinian refugees to Israel. In 2005, after the Gaza expulsion had been implemented, Sharon bolted Likud, which had opposed the disengagement, to form Kadima, a centrist party that attracted lawmakers from Likud and Labor. Yaakov Katz, a former member of Knesset and chairman of Israel’s National Union Party, told JNS that “Sharon really loved the state of Israel. He loved each and every square centimeter of the land. He loved our nation.” Katz had a special af nity for Sharon, his former commander and then boss, rst and foremost for saving his life when wounded in battle during the Yom Kippur War. Katz noted that Sharon was a major force in rapidly building up Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, as well as in Jerusalem and the Golan

Heights, areas captured by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. “All his political life, I was a main consultant to Sharon regarding the building of communities over the Green Line,” said Katz. “When he was minister of housing for two years, I served as his head of operations in Judea and Samaria. In those two years, we succeeded in building 60,000 units including caravans. “During that period, the government allocated over three billion dollars to bring in the Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. We directed fty percent of them to Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. “As one of the leaders of the Gush Emunim movement, I can say that today we have three quarters of a million people in Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and Sharon was a big part of that.” Sharon, Katz said, “was like a Caesar” both as a general and a politician. “He saw himself as the main center of action. As long as he was in the center, anything could be done. The moment if it looked like he might lose his influence, he was ready to push off a little bit on the principles and values he previously maintained, in order to keep himself in power,” Katz said. When Begin offered Sharon the post of defense minister, Sharon “suddenly became ready and willing to destroy Yamit and all the settlements in Sinai, when just a few days before he was the one who stood behind the principle not to give up a single settlement,” said Katz. According to Katz, the quality of doing what it takes to remain in power carried over to Sharon’s time in of ce as prime minister. “Some of the people said he was pragmatic, but I believe more that he viewed himself as a Caesar, that everything he did was right, and if he thinks today that he needs to turn to the right, then everyone needs to follow him. And if tomorrow he decides to move to the left, then again everyone needs to follow him – if you are a soldier, a friend, or an admirer. If you don’t do it, you become automatically a traitor,” Katz said. Summing up Sharon’s life and legacy, Katz described him as “a man with a lot of power and strength, but not always used properly.” — JNS, JTA, Jewish Press staff

Legendary Jewish Warrior Leaves A Tainted Political Legacy By Steve K. Walz Jewish Press Israel Correspondent JERUSALEM – Ariel Sharon’s funeral underscored his triumphs and failures on and off the battle eld. As be tting a legendary warrior, Sharon’s funeral procession on Monday stopped at Yad Lashiryon, The Armored Corps Memorial Site and Museum at Latrun (near Modiin). The site overlooks the same pastoral green valley where 65 years earlier Sharon, a 20-year-old IDF battalion commander, endured near fatal wounds during a hopeless War of Independence battle against superior Jordanian forces and armed Palestinian villagers. Nearly all of the soldiers in Sharon’s unit were wiped out. It was in Latrun, better known as the Ayalon Valley, where the biblical prophet and warrior Joshua asked for celestial mercy while battling the Amorites and where Sharon’s modern-day heroic battleeld prowess was shaped. Years later, in both the 1967 Six-Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War, General Sharon’s battleeld tactics, which resulted in the mass destruction of Egyptian forces in the Sinai and Suez regions, were so daring that his military doctrines were studied and taught at the United States Army War College. However, as the funeral procession made its way southward through the Coastal Plain (Shefela) along Route 3 toward the Sycamore Ranch where the late prime minister was to be interred, Israeli politicians and world leaders found themselves surrounded by layers of IDF military hardware. The weapons and equipment included UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones), helicopters and an

Iron Dome anti-missile battery. Just a few hours after Sharon was buried, the Iron Dome nearly had to be activated to fend off two rockets red by terrorists from the nearby Gaza Strip. The presence of an Iron Dome battery and the rockets red at southern Israel in the funeral’s aftermath also accentuate Sharon’s tainted political legacy. His mixed record includes his 1983 resignation as defense minister following the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians by Israel’s Lebanese Christian allies in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp during the rst Lebanon War (Operation Peace for Galilee), and then-Prime Minister Sharon’s forced removal in 2005 of thousands of Jews from their homes in the Gaza Strip. That unilateral Israeli withdrawal resulted in Hamas’s rise to power in Gaza. Reacting to Sharon’s death, several former Gush Katif residents expressed both sorrow and anger to the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom. Lior Calpa, who lived in Neve Dekalim and chairs the post-Gaza disengagement Gush Katif Residents Committee, said, “Against all of his virtues that’s the measure he took, which was unclear and illogically conceived. [It] brought us to the reality where rockets are falling on Rishon LeZion and Gedera and more than a million Israelis are living under a constant threat. I will always remember [this], not the other things he’s done. “Every day that I go to work and come home in the evening,” Calpa continued, “I see the families in Nitzan. I know so many stories from every caravan and every family that has yet to see the hori-

zon. This is my last memory of Sharon. I don’t respect people whose opinion before the election is one way and then changes 180 degrees.” Dror Vanunu, a former Gush Katif spokesman, said, “Sharon led Israel to great achievements on the battle eld and other important areas, and brought about great development in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. That’s something that cannot be taken from him. Still, it’s hard to ignore the fact that, alongside all of his great achievements throughout his time, his last act was actually unsuccessful. On the contrary, it was a failure from all angles.” Yossi Dagan, the deputy chairman of the Samaria Regional Council who was expelled from his home in the northern Samarian settlement of Sa-Nur during the disengagement, said Sharon’s death brought back bad memories. “Everything pops up again on a day like this. All of the trauma of the expulsion, all the terrible images of people being dragged from their homes on the earth. On the one hand Sharon has ample virtues. But on the other hand his betrayal of the public, which admired him for so many years, turning against their values, maybe just to save himself from prosecution – it all makes for mixed feelings.” Condemning joyful expressions by some following Sharon’s death, Dagan said, “When a Jew passes away, you should not show happiness. On the one hand it’s incorrect to ignore the terrible things he did, and on the other hand it’s forbidden to ignore the positive things he accomplished. We must respect his memory and recall both the bad and the good.”


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COVENANT & CONVERSATION RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS

The Politics Of Revelation The revelation at Mount Sinai – the central episode not only of Parshat Yitro, but of Judaism as a whole – was unique in the religious history of mankind. Other faiths (Christianity and Islam) have claimed to be religions of revelation, but in both cases the revelation of which they spoke was to an individual (“the son of God,” “the prophet of God”). Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual (a prophet) or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation, young and old, men, women and children, the righteous and not-yetrighteous alike. From the very outset, the people of Israel knew something unprecedented had happened at Sinai. As Moses put it, forty years later: “Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day G-d created man on earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived?” (Deuteronomy 4:32-33). For the great Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages, the significance was primarily epistemological. It created certainty and removed doubt. The authenticity of a revelation experienced by one person could be questioned. One witnessed by millions could not. God disclosed His presence in public to remove any possible suspicion that the presence felt, and the voice heard, were not genuine. Looking however at the history of mankind since those days, it is clear that there was also another significance – one that had to do not with religious knowledge but with politics. At Sinai a new kind of nation was being formed and a new kind of society – one that would be an antithesis of Egypt in which the few had power and the many were enslaved. At Sinai, the Children of Israel ceased to be a group of individuals and became, for the first time, a body politic: a nation of citizens under the sovereignty of God whose written constitution was the Torah and whose mission was to be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Even today, standard works on the history of political thought trace it back through Marx, Rousseau and Hobbes to Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Politics and the Greek city-state (Athens in particular) of the fourth century BCE. This is a serious error. To be sure, words like “democracy” (rule by the people) are Greek in origin. The Greeks were gifted at abstract nouns and systematic thought. However, if we look at the “birth of the modern” – at figures like Milton, Hobbes and Locke in England, and the founding fathers of America – the book with which they were in dialogue was not Plato or Aristotle but the Hebrew Bible. Hobbes quotes it 657 times in The Leviathan alone. Long before the Greek philosophers, and far more profoundly, at Mount Sinai the concept of a free society was born. Three things about that moment were to prove crucial. The first is that long before the Israelites entered the land and acquired their own system of government (first by judges, later by kings), they had entered into an overarching covenant with God. That covenant (brit Sinai) set moral limits to the exercise of power. The code we call Torah established for the first time the primacy of right over might. Any king who behaved contrarily to Torah was acting ultra vires, and could be challenged. This is the single most important fact about biblical politics. In Judaism, prophets were mandated to challenge the authority of the king if he acted against the terms of the Torah. Individuals were empowered to disobey illegal or immoral orders. For this alone, the covenant at Sinai deserves to be seen as the single greatest step in the long road to a free society. The second key element lies in the prologue to the covenant. God tells Moses: “…This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and tell the

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It Pays To Donate To Obama The global consulting firm that just won a oneyear government contract to continue fixing HealthCare.gov is a big political donor to President Obama, KleinOnline has learned. On Friday it was reported that Accenture, a global consulting firm, obtained the $45-million contract to run the Obamacare health insurance website. The company is taking over from CGI Federal, one of two contractors that originally built the problematic HealthCare.gov portal. CGI’s contract is set to expire on Feb. 28. Unmentioned in the scores of news articles covering the successful Accenture bid is that Obama is the top all-time recipient of the firm’s many financial contributions, with the president taking in a total of $286,168 from Accenture employees, family members and its political action committee. No. 2 for Accenture’s donations is former Republican New Jersey State Sen. Bob Martin, and No. 3 is former President George W. Bush at $164,250. Mitt Romney received $73,085 from Accenture. Hillary Clinton raked in $50,515 in contributions from the firm, with John Kerry accepting $45,853. Obama has a further connection to Accenture. The chief scientist for Obama’s 2012 campaign’s data analytics team, Rayid Ghani, worked at Accenture for 10 years before leaving the firm to take up the position with the president’s reelection team. The Obamacare website is not the first public contract awarded to Accenture. In 2011, the firm won a $85-million contract for Kansas’s healthcare database, the funding for which came mostly from the federal government. Accenture previously was incorporated in America but then reportedly moved to the tax haven of Bermuda. The firm is currently incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, even though its operational headquarters are in Chicago. Former Gitmo Prisoner Had Hand In Benghazi Attack The State Department suspects former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Sufian bin Qumu was involved in the assault at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, according to reports released last week. Now this column has learned that one month before the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, a Library of Congress report that received almost no media attention warned Qumu was setting up shop in Libya and that his activities increasingly embodied Al Qaeda’s presence in the country. The report revealed that Qumu had a vendetta against the U.S., claiming he was tortured in the prison. The document further noted that from June 7-8, 2012, there was a gathering of groups supporting Islamic law held at Liberation Square in Benghazi. The event was hosted by Ansar alSharia, for which Qumu served as a leader, and reportedly was attended by members of at least 15 militias, including Al Qaeda-affiliated organizations. Despite the growing Al Qaeda activity, including Qumu’s noted presence, the U.S. facilities in Benghazi remained poorly protected. The Martyrs of 17 February Brigade, which was hired by the State Department to protect the U.S. facility in Benghazi, operates under the Ansar-AlSharia banner. The Washington Post reported that gunmen under the command of Qumu participated in the Benghazi attack, according to a U.S. official. The Post identified Qumu as “leader of Ansar alSharia in the Libyan city of Darnah,” while the extensive, 54-page Library of Congress document said Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 7-9 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.

Qumu in 2012 was “the leader of Ansar Al-Sharia” in Libya and not just in Darnah. The Post reported that witnesses told American officials that Qumu’s militia arrived in Benghazi before the attack and that the State Department was set to implicate him in the deadly assault. That information will be used in part to designate Qumu’s branch of Ansar al-Sharia as a terrorist group, along with two other al-Sharia branches, reported the Post. Qumu, formerly a driver for Osama bin Laden, was released by the U.S. from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 and was transferred to a Libyan prison where he remained until he was freed in a 2010 amnesty deal. Qumu’s name was mentioned in an August 2012 document prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under an interagency agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program. The congressional report documented that Al Qaeda and affiliated organizations were establishing terrorist training camps and pushing Talibanstyle Islamic law in Libya while the new, Westernbacked Libyan government incorporated jihadists into its militias. The report said Qumu became “the leader of the al Qaeda-affiliate Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya,” which espoused anti-Western ideology. The document noted Qumu had increasingly embodied Al Qaeda’s presence in Libya. The report warned that Qumu’s group was particularly dangerous “as indicated by its active social-media propaganda, extremist discourse, and hatred of the West, especially the United States.” The document cited an Arabic interview in which Qumu was said to have “discoursed at length about his resentment of the United States, which he accused of torturing him during his Guantanamo detention, an experience that he said will not go away.” The document warned Qumu’s views were so extreme that “Darnah’s residents have accused [him] of carrying out attacks, especially targeting former Libyan officials but also people who disagree with al-Qaeda.” Obama Nominee Wants U.S. Bound By International Law Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, wants U.S. judges to ensure “customary international law” is “the law of the land.” Adegbile also was party to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, “progressive” U.S. Constitution. Adegbile was an advisory board member to a group that produced an extensive blueprint for Obama to push “human rights” domestically, including using executive orders to ensure against racial profiling. The 44-page paper, “Human Rights at Home: A Domestic Policy Blueprint for the New Administration,” was drafted by the Soros-funded American Constitution Society. The paper recommends Obama join multiple UN and international human rights groups. The paper said Obama should “nominate judges who will follow the rule of law, which includes recognition that ratified treaties and customary international law are the law of the land.” Adegbile has been involved in controversial race movements. The Daily Caller reported he led the group that represents convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Meanwhile, KleinOnline found Adegbile has a deeper connection to the American Constitution Society, or ACS. He participated as a panelist in the ACS’s April 2005 conference at Yale Law School titled “The Constitution in 2020,” which sought to change the nature and interpretation of the Constitution by that year. The event was sponsored by Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Center for American Progress, which is led by John Podesta, who served as co-chairman of Obama’s presidential transition team. Podesta’s center is said to be highly influential in helping to craft White House policy. Podesta is now the incoming White House counselor.

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A Day For Student Contemplation, Study And Camaraderie By Menachem Posner In a nondescript office three stories above the bustling synagogue at Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a group of senior yeshiva students have been burning the midnight oil. Their job? To prepare and distribute videos, booklets of chassidic teachings and other publications to dozens of yeshivas worldwide, getting ready for what has become the largest gathering of Chabad yeshiva students of the year, coordinated by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, the central Chabad student organization. The assembly marked the 64th anniversary of the passing in 1950 of the sixth rebbe – Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn – and the day, one year later, when his son-in-law, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe – Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson – accepted the mantle of Chabad leadership.

day in Queens, near the resting place of both rebbes. During his lifetime, the Rebbe would deliver a special chassidic discourse every Yud Shevat, each time beginning with the words from Shir HaShirim: “Bati legani achoti kalah,” “I have come to my garden, my sister, [my] bride.” In his first discourse, delivered in 1951, the Rebbe outlined many themes that would characterize his tenure: the firm belief that the physical world is a Divine garden just waiting to be tended; the imperative to share the light of Torah with others; and the primacy of positive action. They were based on a discourse by the previous Rebbe, which was published to be distributed on the very day he passed away. Every year, the Rebbe would elaborate on another theme discussed in the original discourse.

Students at a previous Yud Shevat gathering at Beth Rivkah hall in Brooklyn.

The 10th day of Shevat (Yud Shevat), corresponding this year to January 11, has become a day of introspection and inspiration for Chabad chassidim, as well as others touched by the Rebbe’s vision to promote Torah and Judaism to all Jews in all places, and chassidic gatherings to mark the event will take place worldwide.

A time for inspiration and fellowship.

“There is a feeling of anticipation,” says Naftoli Pewzner, a senior student at Yeshivas Lubavitch in Oak Park, Mich. “This is the time when we take a good look at ourselves and ask the hard questions of ‘Who am I, and what am I doing to do to become the chassid I want to be?’ ” Pewzner says many of the school’s 80 students have been participating in voluntary study sessions, where they cover a range of the Rebbe’s teachings, including a specially prepared syllabus on the mitzvah of ahavat Yisrael (love for fellow Jews), which was central to the Rebbe’s approach. The students traveled by bus to New York, where they joined their peers – and indeed, people of all ages – who come to spend at least part of the

Rabbi Yossi Bendet, program coordinator at the Vaad (as the student organization is known), says many of the students prepare by studying a number of the discourses in preparation for the day, and some have even learned them by heart. The Vaad has also sent all Chabad yeshivas a video of a portion of the Rebbe’s 1983 public Yud Shevat address with English and Hebrew subtitles prepared by JEM (Jewish Educational Media). It is accompanied by a Yiddish transcript with Hebrew and English translations. Since Yud Shevat coincided with Shabbat this year, many of the students spent the entire day in close proximity of the Ohel, where the rebbes are buried. Rabbi Bendet says the Vaad, under the directorship of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Altein, lined up senior rabbis and mentors to lead the students in farbrengens – informal gatherings where they will share inspiration, memories and teachings connected to the day. Similar gatherings took place for the students in Crown Heights, the Lubavitch enclave where the Rebbe lived for 50 years. After Shabbat concluded, nearly 2,000 students from five continents got together in the brightly lit Campus Chomesh Hall in Crown Heights for the annual kinus hatmimim, or student conference. This year’s event featured an address by 83-year-old Rabbi Yoel Kahn, the chief expositor of the Rebbe’s teachings, many of which he was instrumental in editing and recording. Another feature was a never-beforereleased footage of the Rebbe from the 1970s. The student gathering coincided with the conclusion of the 32nd cycle of the Rambam’s magnum opus Mishneh

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Why Is Germany Telling Jews Where To Live? With an impeccable sense of timing, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Israel earlier this week, attended the funeral of Ariel Sharon, and then proceeded to browbeat Israel in public. Speaking with reporters, Steinmeier accused the Jewish state of “damaging” the peace process by building homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. And in a discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of Sharon’s internment, he pressed the premier to refrain from additional construction as this “could still disturb the process”. While I am not familiar with bereavement rituals in Germany, I assume they do not include insulting one’s hosts right after the burial service. And yet, while in Israel, Steinmeier apparently saw nothing wrong in doing just that: exploiting the opportunity to highlight a political issue regardless of how tasteless and unseemly it was to do so. This is not the kind of behavior one expects from a “friend,” is it? But what is even more offensive about Steinmeier’s exploits is the German government’s historical amnesia, which has left officials bereft of any sense of irony regarding their position on the right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria.

In an interview with Reuters last month, EU envoy to the Middle East Andreas Reinicke warned that if the latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fails, the EU would speed up its plans to slap labels on Jewish-made goods from Judea and Samaria. The hypocrisy behind the labeling crusade is all the more apparent when one considers that no such campaigns are being contemplated for other “disputed territories”. Hence, there is no European demand to label Chinese products made in Tibet, Russian items manufactured in Chechnya or Spanish goods from Catalonia. It seems that only when matters involve the Jewish state do European liberals insist on such measures. This is not merely duplicity, it is discrimination pure and simple. And in the case of Germany, such a stance is especially outrageous, and the government of Angela Merkel should be ashamed of itself for going along with it. Whatever one may think of the peace process and the two-state solution, it should be obvious that treating merchandise and construction differently simply because the person who owns the factory or built the house is a follower of Moses rather than Muhammad is an act of bigotry. And in light of its own ignoble record during the 20th century, Germany and its leaders have a special responsibility to be exceptionally sensitive to such issues, particularly when they relate to Jews. No one is suggesting Germany is planning a second Holocaust, but the country must show greater awareness regarding the painful irony at work here. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier In 1936 a After all, it was not even eight de- board game called “Juden Raus” (“Jews cades ago that Germany singled out Out”) became popular throughout the Jews in the September 1935 Nurem- Reich. Players would move figures berg laws, seeking to cast them out of representing Jews toward “collection civil society as a step towards “cleans- points” from which they would be deing” German soil of their presence. Sub- ported to the Land of Israel. “If you sequently, in areas under German con- manage to see off six Jews,” the game trol, the right of Jews to live where they instructed, “you’ve won a clear victory”. saw fit was severely restricted. Sadly, Germany is once again playOne would think that in light of this ing a similar game, albeit with one difdark chapter in their history, Germans ference. Whereas previously the aim was would be extra careful about wad- to send Jews away to Israel, now their ing into such an issue and proclaim- goal is to compel us to leave parts of it. ing where Jews can live, build or raise But I have a bit of news for Ms. their families. Merkel and her colleagues: no one, esBut that has not been the case. pecially not Germany, has the right to Indeed, last summer it was wide- tell Jews where they can or cannot live. ly reported that Berlin had decided to In 1945, the Jewish people crawled back a European Union initiative that out of the ovens of Europe and sucsingles out Jewish-owned businesses in ceeded in reclaiming our ancestral Judea and Samaria. homeland. The move is aimed at targeting Regardless of what Berlin might them for special treatment, which think or say, we are not about to give could include the application of unique any part of it away. labels of origin on products produced Michael Freund is chairman of by Jews in the areas. Needless to say, Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), which goods made by Palestinian-run plants assists lost tribes and hidden Jewish in the territories would not similarly communities to return to Israel and the be branded. Jewish people.


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‘Arik Charbi’ – Arik Is My Sword This past Shabbos, as we read the weekly Torah portion of Bishalach, my son suddenly said to me, “Dad, I have a feeling Sharon is going to pass away today, because we just read his name in Az Yashir [the Song of the Sea] where it says ‘arik charbi.’ ” I said to him, “You know, I think you’re right.” The verse my son was referring to (Shemos 15:9) reads, “The enemy said, ‘I will chase [them] I will reach [them], I will divide the spoils, my soul will be satiated, I will draw forth my sword [arik charbi], my hand will prevail!’” As son as Shabbos ended I went right to the web and read that Arik Sharon had in fact passed away Shabbos afternoon. My personal “Arik Charbi” story began in 1999, just after Ehud Barak defeated Benjamin Netanyahu to become Israel’s prime minister. Barak told the nation he would make the necessary land compromises in order to achieve a true and lasting peace. At the time I had a small snack shop in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on El Wad Street, just past the tunnel entrance to the Western Wall. Farther up, toward the Damascus Gate, El Wad Street leads to Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim. All the Jewish residents of the Muslim Quarter felt endangered by the victory of Barak, who was rumored to be ready to divide the Old City. This would bring an Arab state right up to my store, which would effectively transform it into an international border crossing. Of course, all Jews living in the area would be banished. Netanyahu soon announced he was leaving politics and the Likud chose Arik Sharon to take over as the party’s new leader. Arik, who always backed Jewish settlements, and even had a house down our street, became our only

ray of hope in the Muslim Quarter A rav who taught at Ateret Kohanim Yeshiva lived close to my store. When he walked by he would smile and whisper into my ear “Arik Charbi,” implying that Sharon would soon fight God’s battle and eventually save us from the political situation we were facing. I liked his little pun and would nod in agreement, “Yes, yes, Arik Charbi.” And I would force a smile. I had to force a smile because I was skeptical about Sharon. I recalled the words of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir in one of his last radio interviews in late 1998. Sharon had joined Netanyahu on his American trip in order to sign the Wye Agreement that would relinquish more territory to the Palestinians. Shamir angrily said, “Netanyahu is a traitor to his own principles!” When asked, “What about Sharon?” Shamir firmly snapped, “I’ve never understood Sharon; he has no principles!” These were harsh words but they resonated strongly as they came from a tough former prime minister.

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Brain Freeze By Naama Klein Perhaps the cold had numbed my brain. I really could not figure out any other way to explain it. I was always the can-do person, the one who managed to get things done on schedule and reasonably well, the one on whom everyone else depended. How could I have possibly messed up so miserably? My husband was far from upset. On the contrary he was his characteristic, unruffled self – and then some. I suspect he was secretly celebrating my rare fall from grace, though not in a vindictive way whatsoever. Instead, he was subconscious-

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the celebration. My husband was delayed returning our rent-acar, and I was beginning to despair that he would make it back to the terminal before our flight boarded. Baruch Hashem, he nally arrived – slightly winded but no worse for wear. That was when we discovered that neither of us had our flight tickets. Although it was already late, we had to wait on line at the airline ticket counter to claim the tickets being held for us. Then we hightailed it to the boarding gate, me with my down coat flapping around my calves and my high-heeled boots click-clacking the entire route. But thankfully we made it to the gate in time. The rest of the flight was uneventful and, in addition to our usual joy upon arriving in the Holy Land, we were thrilled to be welcomed by sunny skies and glorious weather. We promptly stowed our winter gear in our suitcases and blissfully forgot about frigid temperatures for the duration of our stay. We enjoyed a whirlwind week of Bar Mitzvahrelated activities as well as sightseeing and visiting

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with us? Or did you travel someplace else?â&#x20AC;? It took a few minutes for her to get it and then she responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh I just had to check some of my messages.â&#x20AC;? But I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get together to catch up with one another,â&#x20AC;? I said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But instead of catching up, you run away.â&#x20AC;? Rebbetizin, I have not heard the voices of my children or grandchildren for the longest time. Oh yes, they text me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but these texts are cold and ridiculous. They canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even say the three magic words â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you.â&#x20AC;? Instead they punch in â&#x20AC;&#x153;xoxo.â&#x20AC;? (I use the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;punchâ&#x20AC;? intentionally because it feels more like a punch than a caress.) Respect has become a casualty of these â&#x20AC;&#x153;technological exchanges.â&#x20AC;? There is no â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how are you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I miss you.â&#x20AC;? There is no human contact or warmth. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;technological toy addictionâ&#x20AC;? has gone viral. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the root of many societal illnesses including family breakdowns, respect for father and mother, respect for teachers, respect for rabbis, respect for one another. I have two sons and one daughter. Thank G-d they are all married and well. When I go to visit, not one of them stands up. Often my grandchildren are sitting with the computer and their parents will tell tem to come say hello to me, at which point theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give a grudging and quick â&#x20AC;&#x153;helloâ&#x20AC;? and go right back to the computer screen. When I visit my children and grandchildren I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any signs of what used to prevail in my home when my parents came to visit. Our entire attitude was different. We felt honored when Bubbie and Zaidie came to visit. I taught my children to run to hug and kiss them and see if they could help them in any way. People tell me that world is gone; that it was another generation and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for me to accept reality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What are you so excited about?â&#x20AC;? they ask. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your kids are well adjusted. They respect our Jewish traditions. So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem?â&#x20AC;? Actually, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem. People have become so far removed from what should be that when someone reminds them of how it once was, they can only stare incredulously. When I bring up the subject they dismiss my words with the ďŹ&#x201A;ip of a hand and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are so out of touch!â&#x20AC;? Rebbetzin, I raised my children differently. How could they have forgotten? To be continued


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There is optimism surrounding the possibility of Jonathan Pollard’s release after 27 years behind bars. Walla News, a Hebrew-language news agency, reported that two of the most senior former diplomats of the last several decades – U.S. ambassadors to Israel Sam Lewis and Thomas Pickering – opined that it is time to release Pollard. Interestingly, both diplomats served in their respective government roles in 1985 when the Pollard affair came to the fore. Lewis left Israel three months before Pollard’s arrest, and for Pickering the Pollard case was his personal “baptism by fire.” Both ambassadors were formerly strong opponents of Pollard’s release. Pickering explained that he has changed his mind because he believes that Pollard’s release will be helpful to Secretary of State John Kerry in his efforts to advance Israeli- Palestinian negotiations.

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Pickering, who served as ambassador when the Pollard affair created an unprecedented crisis between the U.S. and Israel, said that as far as he is concerned Pollard would always be someone who betrayed the U.S. “What he did was wrong and dangerous, and I really do not accept Israel’s complaint about his [disproportionate] sentence. But to tell the truth, I think that achieving an Israeli-Palestinian framework agreement is far more important than the continuation of Pollard’s incarceration.” Pickering sent this clear message to Kerry: “Diplomats have to take challenges and turn them into opportunities.” Unlike Pickering, Lewis said that he sees no connection between Pollard and the peace process. “Whoever tries to create a link between the two is mistaken. [Then-Prime Minister] Netanyahu tried to do this in 1998 at Wye, and he did enormous damage to Pollard in doing so. In my opinion Netanyahu’s attempts to create linkage between the two issues contributed to Pollard’s still remaining in prison.”

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Continued from p.26 scribed an orange: When you peel it, you find wedges inside. If you look closely, each of these wedges is surrounded by a thin membrane. When you pull back the membrane, you see many tiny sacs. Inside each of those sacs is the juice of the orange. Why did Hashem created an orange in that manner, with thousands of little sacs? So that when you bite into the orange, the taste is released in a burst of flavor. Hashem created those sacs so that there would be another dimension to our enjoyment. The sensation of eating an orange would be different without this feature. It still would have tasted delicious, but this is an additional aspect Hashem wanted us to enjoy, so He designed the orange that way. Did you ever wonder why apples are red on the outside? Hashem made apples red because it is nicer to look at, and that makes the process of eating an apple more pleasing. The presentation adds much to the enjoyment of the dish. So Hashem designed foods to have eye appeal to enhance our experience of eating. What happens when you bite into an apple? You don’t get that burst of flavor you got when you bit into an orange. You get a crunch. Why is that? Why not design all fruit the same? The reason an apple is crunchy is because it is fun to crunch on food. So when Hashem made apples, He designed the cells to form hard walls, so that when we bite into it, we get that crunch. It didn’t have to be that way. It was designed that way so we should enjoy it. What about aroma? Each of the as-

sorted foods not only has varied tastes and textures but markedly different smells, which contribute to our total enjoyment. When Hashem created food, He added this dimension of wonderful aromas to even further enhance our taste experience. The food we eat comes in so many assorted flavors and textures, each one appealing to a different element of our tastes. Hashem re-planned and created all of this for us to enjoy. And this is but one example of countless of features Hashem created strictly for our enjoyment. Hashem created, sights, sounds, textures, colors, depth and so many other features in this glorious world so that our experience here should be more pleasure filled. If the world was created for practical reasons only, all of this wouldn’t have to be. But Hashem put it all here, for us to enjoy. Yet how often do we actually take the time to enjoy the foods we eat? How much attention do we pay to the sights we see? It takes training and concentration to consciously enjoy the life we lead. If we do, we will see a tremendous amount of detail and concern put in for our benefit. And we will see a tremendous demonstration of the kindness Hashem shows to man. This seems to be what Rashi is saying. The ratio of 500:1 is accurate in this world. The problem isn’t the amount of pleasure in the world; the problem is that we lack the training to enjoy it. When we learn to live with intention and use this world as it was designed to be used, we come to recognize the love Hashem has for all of His creations, and we then lead a purposeful, pleasure-filled life.

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hicles. This vineyard is home to the award-winning Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon, which was the Golan Heights Winery’s first wine produced in 1984. In addition, wine enthusiasts can enjoy an “ice wine” this winter – Yarden’s Heightswine, which is made in a cold environment and from frozen grapes to create a full and sophisticated taste. Alternatively for a warmer excursion, visit the Galil Mountain Winery, which has won numerous gold awards and produces some of the tastiest blends in Israel. Its range of wines includes the delicious Yiron and Alon blends that have been perfected over time to reflect their deep connection to the

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workshops and galleries of glass blowers, candle makers, painters and other craftsmen. Marvel at the unique and glorious works of art, diverse as the city The Holy Safed itself, with modern and Jewish themed beauties. So Pair your relaxing Northern Israel vacation with much creativity and depth is found in every alleythe spiritual energy and artistic charm of Safed, one way of the Artists’ Colony. Don’t miss out on the fun of Israel’s holiest cities. Nearly 3,000 feet above sea and tasty tour at the HaMeiri Dairy, home of the falevel, the quaint town of Safed was established in mous Safedi cheese. the 16th Century as Jews began arriving in Israel To enjoy all that Safed has to offer, spend a coufollowing the Spanish expulsion. It transformed into ple of nights at the Ruth Rimonim Safed Hotel, a the center for the Kabbalists and remains associat- top-ranked, romantic hotel where you can let your ed with mysticism and artistry. soul breathe in a true Safed experience. This bouBegin your day at Defenders’ Square in Safed’s old tique hotel is located in Safed’s old city inside a recity to learn about the fierce battle for Safed during furbished stone building built by the Turkish Khans Israel’s War of Independence. Then, navigate back in the 17th century. The lovely Ruth Rimonim Hotel in time through the twists and turns of cobblestone has a spa, wine cellar, fitness center and a gourmet streets into a town bursting with a plethora of mod- kitchen; rooms overlook Mt. Meron and its beautiern and medieval synagogues. Most famous are the ful surroundings. A stay at Rimonim includes comAshkenazi Ha’Ari shul on Shlomo Elkabetz Street plimentary access to the hotel’s library and DVD coland the Rabbi Yosef Caro shul, on Caro Street. lection. Each room has a coffee and tea set, and upContinue making your way through the Old City graded rooms have espresso machines. and into the Artists’ Colony, where you can visit the As a special treat for winter visitors, the Rimonim Safed Experience serves complimentary cinnamon tea upon arrival. While enjoying the fireplace in the hotel’s modern and cozy lobby, you will be served a complimentary glass of wine. On Thursday evenings in the lobby, a talented saxophone musician will entertain guests. Twice weekly, guests can participate in an evening walking tour of the colorful alleys and art galleries throughout the Old City, weather permitting. Alternately, a Safed Specialist Guide holds a special evening lecture or story telling session inside the hotel. For groups, private tours, lectures and musical events can be arranged. All guests can take advantage of the mystic, romantic and spiritual atmosphere of Safed with a comfortable, The Golan Heights Winery visitors center. (Picture courtesy: IMP Group) charming and peaceful stay at Rimonim.

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How To Pack Absolutely Everything In One Small Carry-on By Anne McDermott No, we can’t help you pack your snow skis in a carry-on. Or the priceless vase left to you by Aunt Sylvia. But as far as everything else you need, we’ve got you covered. Why use a carry-on? To save 50 bucks. That’s the round-trip checked-bad fee most airlines ding you for (notable exceptions: JetBlue and Southwest). On the flip-side, Allegiant and Spirit also charge for carry-ons but most airlines don’t. Traveling light is just plain smart, too. Here are four carryon packing tips. Try one method or try combining two or more of these packing approaches. Roll up method: Take a shirt or pair of pants or jacket and just roll it. Stand the item upright on one end and keep adding ‘rolls’ to the bag until you’re staring down at what looks like a bunch of Cinnabon pastries (just not as sticky). Roll carefully and you’ll be surprised at how unwrinkly the clothes come out. Layering method: There are lots of good packing videos out there; we like the one from Salt Lake’s Travel Outtters store (go to YouTube and search “packing for 14 days with a carry-on”) because it’s a step-by-step how-to for a

14-day trip and loaded with good advice. Nesting-doll method: You know those wooden Russian dolls that nest

inside each other? Think of that as you stuff socks and underwear in shoes (ditto for that extra purse) and in every other conceivable nook and cranny in your carry-on. Human suitcase method: Scottevests are very popular or try the “baggage as fashion” approach. Yes, you can buy an ensemble that includes many pockets and zippers but the downside is, you might look a little strange. Alternative approach: Wear the coat or jacket you were bringing and stuff all the pockets.

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The Book Shelf A Life Not With Standing A Review by Dr. Rivkah Blau

Chava Willig Levy announces the themes of her memoir, A Life Not With Standing, on the dedication page: “More important than a life not with standing is an upstanding life” and “Where there’s a Willig, there’s a way.” The first theme encapsulates her approach: while using a wheelchair or a scooter, she chooses to live an upstanding, outstanding life. The second theme reveals how she accomplishes so much; her will power is stronger than any obstacle she faces. Her education, her professional accomplishments, her marriage and her family are proof of the axiom in the Zohar: “Ein l’kha davar ha’omeid bi’f’nei ha’ratzon” – nothing stands against the will. Determination is now being studied by educators and psychologists who want to understand why some people born with every gift do not achieve a meaningful adulthood, while others born into a challenging existence rise above their beginnings to enjoy accomplished lives. The essential quality is called “grit,” and Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World, is being

held up as an example. This justice of the Supreme Court began life in a poor Puerto Rican family in a rundown neighborhood in the Bronx; she found out in elementary school that she had juvenile diabetes. Because of complications in her parents’ lives, she had to inject herself with insulin every morning. Despite these and other difficulties she went on to Princeton, Yale Law School, and a distinguished career as a judge. Ms. Levy’s memoir can stand beside Judge Sotomayor’s as a sparkling example of grit. She was attacked at the age of three by an insidious enemy, polio, that turned a lively little girl into a patient in hospitals who had to endure one surgery and procedure after another. But she vanquished that enemy. Although she suffered pain and, at times, isolation, Chava Willig determined that she was going to enjoy a full life: after years of education in separate classes in public high school, a bachelor’s degree from Stern College; a year of study in Israel; a master’s degree; fluency in Hebrew and French; professional accomplishment; the warmth of family and friends; joy in music and singing. She achieved goals beyond all of these: marriage and the creation of a beautiful family. Sotomayor rues the fact that she never had children, but reasons that she might have passed on the gene for juvenile diabetes. Chava and her husband, Rabbi Michael Levy, had no such fears; the virus that attacked her body and the blindness that attacked his vision were both terrible intrusions on the lives of little children. They choose to understand that they were destined to come together. They expressed

this understanding with the outline of a sailboat on their wedding invitation; on the cover of this book is a boat with a mast, ready for sails. The idea behind both is from the Yom Kippur prayer “Like the helm in the hand of the sailor… So are we in Your hand, Good and forgiving God.” The theme song for the Levys’ life might be the one based on an Aramaic word: “a’de’rabba,” on the contrary. With her love of playing on words, Ms. Levy has incorporated that idea in her title: “notwithstanding” as one word means “in spite of the fact that.” She writes with such wit and humor that I found myself smiling as I read. Her account of how a snub years earlier by an usher at Binyanei Ha’Umah is reversed in a wonderful moment during her second date with Michael is a brilliant insight into taking the long view (like the giraffe in that episode). I have re-read Chapter 18 several times to enjoy the flow of the story and to think about Divine supervision of our lives. Ms. Levy has a website for her book, www.a-life-not-withstanding.com, and another for her lectures and workshops, www.chavawilliglevy.com. I trust that never again will a child be excluded from a yeshiva because of a wheelchair. Dr. Rivkah Blau is an author, lecturer and professor. Her biography of Rav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz, “Learn Torah, Love Torah, Live Torah,” provides a model for how to be an effective leader.

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HALACHA & HASHKAFA

bwwzk RABBI SHOLOM KLASS By Rabbi Yaakov Klass

Sabbath Shuttle?

(Part IV) Question: Is it permitted on the Sabbath or holidays to take a shuttle to synagogue? The neighborhood shuttle runs from 9-5 daily, is driven by a gentile, has a designated stop schedule, and is free of charge. In my case, it would be very helpful as I have major difficulties walking the almost one-mile distance from my apartment to shul due to a medical condition known as peripheral artery disease. I am close to 80 years old. I live in the Bal Harbor area of Miami Beach, FL, and I know that many Orthodox Jews who live in high-rises use a Sabbath elevator or take regular elevators and allow someone else to press the button. Several people sit in wheelchairs (including a local Orthodox rabbi who is ill and cannot walk) and are wheeled to shul. I fail to see why taking the shuttle bedi’eved is different than taking a Sabbath elevator or being pushed in a wheelchair. Although I know I should ask my shul rabbi, I would appreciate hearing your opinion. Hershele L (Via E-Mail) Summary of our response up to this point: My uncle, Rabbi Sholom Klass, zt”l, discussed this matter many years ago. He cited a responsum from the Chatam Sofer regarding a Jewish physician who was asked to travel on Shabbat to care for a gentile patient. The Chatam Sofer noted that we are prohibited from riding an animal or in a coach on Shabbat because of the command to rest one’s animals on this day (Exodus 20:10). Furthermore, we might tear off a branch to use it as a whip. We are also prohibited from traveling more than 2,000 amot on Shabbat (Techum Shabbat). The Chatam Sofer argued, however, that these concerns don’t apply to the case at hand. The animal belonged to a gentile, not a Jew, and the doctor was asked to ride in the coach, not on the coachman’s seat (and so there was no concern that he would tear off a branch to use as a whip). Techum Shabbat is also not a problem because the wagon was higher than 10 tefachim, and the air above that height is considered a makom petur. Also, if the coach was 4 x 4 amot, it is a private domain. We are generally prohibited from telling a nonJew to violate Shabbat. But the doctor in this case was not asking for anything. As far as the rule about not violating Shabbat for non-Jews is concerned, the Chatam Sofer argued that this rule does not apply to our times when we dwell amongst gentiles. Because of darkei sholom, we must do everything to help them as we would our own. Thus the Chatam Sofer ruled that the doctor was permitted to attend to the non-Jewish patient on Shabbat. We considered the argument that being pushed in a wheelchair is comparable to riding in a shuttle on Shabbat. Rabbi Yehoshua Yeshaya Neuwirth in “Shemirat Shabbat K’hilchatah” (vol. 1, 34:27) writes that a disabled person may be pushed in his wheelchair, or wheel himself, if the area he is in has an eruv. There is no problem of performing an uvdin d’chol (a weekday-like activity) or a concern of metaken kli shir (that one will fix the wheelchair on Shabbat if it breaks). Since this person cannot amRabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com.

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Safety In Numbers “You shall worship Hashem…and He shall bless your bread and your water.” (Shemos 23:25) The first part of the pasuk, which exhorts Klal Yisrael to serve Hashem, is written in the plural form; the second part of the pasuk, which speaks about the reward, is in the singular. Service of Hashem is demonstrated in two ways – individually, i.e. as a yachid and communally, as a tzibbur. Hashem takes great pride and joy in any way the individual pays Him honor. However, He has unique pleasure when we serve Him as a tzibbur in learning, in tefillah, and in our chesed activities. The Talmud (Taanis 7a) cites Rabba Bar Bar Chana that words of Torah are compared to fire to teach us that just like fire cannot ignite by itself, so too the words of Torah cannot exist with one who studies alone. The pasuk states (Yirmiyah 50:36), “A sword is upon the lonely,” and our sages learn that one who studies Torah alone becomes foolish and is guilty of sin. The Meor V’Shemesh makes reference to this citation and notes that a Torah scholar is mandated to be involved in the community and learn with others, as we say in our morning prayers preceding Krias Shema, “to learn and to teach.” Torah study involves give and take, interaction with others. We also find in Shulchan Aruch that barring the availability of a beis medrash, one is obligated to learn there rather than learning alone. R’ Yaakov Emden writes that the requirement to learn with others applies only outside Eretz Yisrael and explains in the Siddur Beis Yaakov that is because the atmosphere of Eretz Yisrael increases a person’s wisdom, which will nullify the adversity of studying Torah alone. The Iyun Menachem questions the severe punishment of “a sword” upon one who engages in private study. He cites the pasuk (Devarim 33:29), “… Hashem, the Shield of your help, Who is the Sword of your grandeur …” and notes that Torah is the Jewish nation’s shield and protection, negating the need for any weaponry. Our sages tell us that Yaakov symbolizes Torah, and as long as the voice of Yaakov, i.e. Torah, is dominant then the hand of Eisav is subdued and he cannot rule. At such time, even if the soldier is armed with a sword it is only carried for honor and prestige. This is only true, continues the Iyun Menachem, when Torah is learned with the community. If it is an independent endeavor then it does not have the power to shield the community. In that case, the people will be forced to take sword in hand and actually use it for protection against the enemy. “A sword upon the lonely” means that if one learns Torah by himself then he will need the sword to shield him. bulate without a wheelchair, the wheelchair is considered an extension of his or her body. Thus, these concerns don’t apply. However, Rabbi Neuwirth notes that it is prohibited to use the motor of a motorized wheelchair on Sabbath. We argued, therefore, that riding in a vehicle on Shabbat should surely be forbidden. Last week, we cited the Responsa Emek Halacha (vol. 1:26), wherein Hagaon Harav Tuvia Goldstein, zt”l, quotes the Ben Ish Hai’s ruling permitting the

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PARENTS ◗ Have the Poison Control number near all phones ◗ Keep a bottle of Syrup of Ipecac (to induce vomiting) on the top shelf of the medecine cabinet. ◗ Dangerous substances should be locked up and kept away from children.

Although one can pray independently, tefillah b’tzibbur with a minyan is much more powerful and can even avert Heavenly decrees. Some prayers cannot be recited by an individual but only with a minyan. Shlomo HaMelech writes (Mishlei 14:28), “B’rav am hadras melech – a multitude of people is a king’s glory.” The word hadras is also an expression of “return,” implying that a large audience of people, i.e. the tzibbur, can cause Hashem to reverse His decree. Thus, the quintessential service of Hashem is described in the pasuk in the plural, referring to participation as a tzibbur in fulfi lling the Torah and mitzvos. The reward, however, is in the singular for each individual is remunerated based on his own needs and merits. Our sages tell us that even the geulah (redemption) is contingent upon the tefillah of the tzibbur. The Me’or V’Shemesh notes that at the conclusion of Sefer Tehillim we say, “Blessed is His glorious name, forever. May the earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. The prayers of Dovid HaMelech have ended.” He cites the Rdak that King David prayed for all of Klal Yisrael’s needs that would present themselves until the arrival of Mashiach. He prayed for the wellbeing for every person, the complete refuah of all the ill, for a sufficient livelihood for everyone, and for the potentiality to have any evil decree overturned. When the earth would be “fi lled with His glory,” i.e. with the arrival of Mashiach, there would no longer be any harsh decrees and no longer any need for the prayers of Dovid HaMelech, ergo “the prayers of Dovid HaMelech have ended.” The Sefer Tuvcha Yabi’u tells of a soldier in Eretz Yisrael who once entered the Kollel Beis Dovid. Since the life of army personnel is especially precarious and unpredictable, it is common for a soldier to make his way into a beis medrash or shul seeking guidance or chizuk. This soldier wanted to know whether there was anything specific he could do to protect himself from danger and to assure that he returned peacefully from his missions. The rav told him that praying together with a minyan is a special zechus that shields the individual from various misfortunes. Citing Jewish law to follow the majority, a heretic once asked Rava why the Jewish nation is not consumed by the nations of the world who are so superior in number. Rava replied that because Bnei Yisrael are members of a community, a minyan, they will never be expunged, in accordance with the halachic premise that anything that is part of a minyan cannot be annulled. R’ Yonasan Eibeschutz presents the above narration and adds the pesukim from Tehillim (3:3-4), “Many say of my soul there is no salvation for him from G-d.” The Midrash explains that “many” are the multitudes who seek to manipulate us to join their worship of avodah zarah. But “You, Hashem, are a shield for me” – in the merit of belonging to the minyan of the Jewish nation we cannot be annulled. Indeed, this soldier once found himself on the battlefront surrounded by a large contingent of the enemy and was miraculously saved. He attributed it solely to the fact that he was a faithful member of the minyan. use of a non-motorized bicycle on Shabbat in an area with an eruv. The Ben Is Hai rejects the argument that riding a bike should be prohibited due to mar’it ha’ayin since mar’it ha’ayin only applies to cases where the action appears like a biblically prohibited act (e.g., eating meat with almond milk). Riding a bike, however, is not such an act since it is clear that the person is moving via peddling, not via a motor.

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CHILDREN ◗ Never put anything strange into your mouth without first asking an adult. ◗ Never open medecine chests, closts or cabinets without a parent’s permission. ◗ If you see the word “POISON” on something, do not touch it! Make sure an older person puts it away in a safe place.


Niklesburg Rebbe Launches Emergency Building Campaign By Dov Levy In 2010, Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis, Niklesburg Rebbe of Boro Park, reopened the historic Woodbourne Shul for the public, 10 years after its doors were closed.

Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis, Niklesburg Rebbe of Boro Park

That first season saw 20,000 people stop by the shul to daven and enjoy the refreshments Rabbi Jungreis offered to all, free of charge. Since then the numbers have gone steadily up. This past summer season, 80,000 people passed through the shul. Rabbi Jungreis recognized that the shul is not just a place to daven. It is a central gathering place for people to take a break while traveling, find a rest room and refresh themselves. It is a place people turn to for chizuk, be it from the Rebbe himself or one of the many speakers who delivered shiurim there regularly throughout the

summer. But there is a price for all this work. The shul is now 96 years old and it is showing signs of aging. In addition, the building was never designed for the absurd volume of traffic it now sees. This past summer the floors began to sink and eight beams gave way. Urgent repair work is needed to make sure the shul will be fit to serve the public again for its fifth season this coming summer. The floor must be entirely replaced and the restrooms refurbished to accommodate the long lines of travelers who rely on them. Estimates for the cost of this pressing work run upwards of $50,000. Rabbi Jungreis has repeatedly told visitors to the Woodbourne Shul that this is not his shul. The building does not bear the name Niklesburg. Rather, he has said, “It is klal Yisrael’s shul,” as evidenced by its name, Khal Bnai Yisroel. Rabbi Jungreis has never held a dinner to defray the high costs of upkeep. He does not do active fundraising, instead relying solely on the generous donations of understanding individuals who wish to have a share in his work. Dedication opportunities are available for the kitchen, the restrooms and more. All donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to “Cong Niklesburg” and mailed to Rabbi Jungreis, 1607 49th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204. To donate by credit card or for any other matter please call Rabbi Jungreis directly at 646-256-4049.

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Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www. friedbergjcc.com. Wednesday Nite Rap, ages 40+. Samuel Field YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Queens. 7:30 p.m. 718-225-6750 x 243.

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great mitzvah to friends and neighbors. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior Center and Youth Building, 68-07 Burns St. (at 68th Ave.) in Forest Hills, Queens. Parking will be available. Volunteers are welcome to assist at the blood drive. Note: Please bring ID with signature or photo. To register and for more information, call Saul Holcman at 718-480-6165.

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Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55 Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4341 ext. 133. www.friedbergjcc.org. Rap/discussion for those ready to shift their approach to a new beginning. Ages 40+. Mid-Island Y, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, L.I. 7:45 p.m. 516-822-3535 ext. 338. www. miyjcc.com.

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anski as he presents Bereishis (as you have never experienced it before). Every Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Congregation AAA Sfard, 1385 E. 94th St. (between Avenues K & L) in Canarsie, Brooklyn. (Some catch-up sessions available online.) Contact 347-8936476 for details.

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Ballroom dancing for ages 30+. Temple Emanuel, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park. 7 p.m. 718-891-4209. dancezee@aol.com. Gain much from Marni Galison’s dating workshop. Learn dating protocol, how to make the best impression, and how to follow up with a potential love interest after the date. The session concludes with the opportunity for men and women to socialize over wine and cheese –while putting some of the great dating skills they’ve just learned to use. 92nd St. Y at Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-4155500. www.92y.org.

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ble, in their U.S. premiere. Another highlight is the 2012 documentary, Hebreo: In Search of Salamone Rossi, by Joseph Rochlitz. An opening performance of Rossi trio sonatas will be performed by violinists Leah Nelson and Lisa Rautenberg, and theorbo player Daniel Swenberg. In collaboration with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and the Primo Levi Center. 2:306 p.m. Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 646-437-4202. info@ mjhnyc.org.

7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org. Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www. friedbergjcc.com. Wednesday Nite Rap, ages 40+. Samuel Field YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Queens. 7:30 p.m. 718-225-6750 x 243.

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“Laib’s Music Place” (hosted by Laib Schantz) and “Jewish Datelines” – weekly Jewish radio shows from 10:00-11:30 p.m. on 1300 AM (WRCR) in Rockland. Also listen via the Internet at www.wrcr.com or via telephone conference call at 646-519-5860 – pin #8574. Call in live and participate.


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Singles A DATING PRIMER ROSIE EINHORN, L.C.S.W. SHERRY ZIMMERMAN, ESQ. A Single’s Strategy For Marriage

When The Second Time Around Works We’ve all heard stories about couples who dated, broke up, got together again sometime later, and are happily married today. Why were they successful, when some of the couples we featured in last week’s column were not? One of the main reasons is that something changed about the issue that couldn’t be resolved and led to the break-up. Either one or both people matured, nally decided they could accept and handle the issue, or decided to address and resolve the problem. Ra tried to convince Ellen, whom he’d been dating for six months, to agree to move to Israel a few years after they would get married. “Once you establish your career and get experience in New York, Psychotherapists Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W., and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc., are the authors of the new book “Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage” (Menucha Publishers), now available in bookstores and at targum.com. They are co-directors of Sasson V’Simcha – The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc. To invite the authors to present a program for singles, parents, or mentors in your community this fall, contact them at info@ jewishdatingandmarriage.com.

you’ll be able to get a license in Israel and work there,” he reasoned. But career wasn’t the only reason Ellen couldn’t agree to move – she liked life in the U.S. and she wanted be near her extended family, all of whom lived in the New York area. Ra considered moving to Israel a deal-breaker, and broke up with Ellen. After a year and half of dating other people, Ra realized that living in Israel wasn’t as important as being in a relationship with the right person. He told this to Ellen when he called her, and they started to date again. On a trip to Israel to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary, Ellen told Ra , “I love it here. If you still want to move here, I’ll happily do so.” Pearl and Ari had a wonderful summer romance. They met on the plane returning from their year in Israel, and dated until they each began college in the fall. They kept in touch and saw each other during winter break and chol hamoed Pesach. Neither was thinking about marriage, and just enjoyed going out with each other. They dated through the following summer, but as school approached they expressed their concerns that things were getting too serious between them. Neither was ready to take things to the next level, and they decided to take a break until they had clearer ideas of where their lives were going. Pearl and Ari stopped e-mailing, telephoning, and seeing each other. In time, the memories of their relationship faded as they focused on nishing college and graduate school, beginning their careers, and dating other people. Four years later, Ari spotted Pearl at a wedding, and approached her to say hello. They began to catch up on each other’s lives, and didn’t stop talking the entire evening. They decided to start dating again, and got engaged within a few weeks. Fraidy had a different reason to decide to try it 5010

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Dear I don’t get it: Narrow-mindedness is one of the biggest problems in the shidduch world today. The guy you were trying to set up obviously has some issues. If what he told you is the only reason why he rejected the girl you had in mind for him, you should tell him in a nice way that he really needs to attend counseling. Reasons like his are usually early signs of a guy with serious commitment issues. Building walls by not even giving the girl a chance to meet him is, unfortunately, a great way to not move forward in life. It may also be signaling that he has unrealistic life expectations. Life is not always what one envisions. Things do not always work out the way a person wants, and one’s bashert will most likely not be everything on his or her list. I wonder how many people who have married did not receive all they originally sought, but who now have things in their marriages that have become unexpectedly special. One of the most important things a single needs for successful dating is the ability to have an open mind. This means a single should act in a measured way – not in extremes. The single should not see things in black and white, but rather act with thoughtful flexibility. While not guaranteeing instantly getting married, this attitude can increase his or her chances of not being in the shidduch parshah for a long time. If you know this guy personally, I strongly suggest that you have a heart-to-heart talk with him. If this idea makes you uncomfortable, reach out to someone he respects who might be in a better position to do this. Whether he appears to have commitment issues or unrealistic life expectations, he needs to address these issues before getting older; the older he gets, the harder it will be for him to change. Generally speaking, the older one gets the more he or she becomes set in his or her ways. Seeing things from a different perspective becomes that much harder. We wish you the best of luck – and please, do not give up. Everyone should remember that shadchanus is often dif cult, but that the end result when you make a shidduch is worth the trouble.

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again with Shaul. She thought Shaul was cute and nice, but had decided to say no to a fourth date because she didn’t feel any chemistry. Fraidy dated other young men, but kept thinking that Shaul was the only she’d even thought about continuing with. She con ded her feelings to one of her friends, who advised, “You thought Shaul was a good guy, right? You enjoyed going out with him, right? Listen, I think you put too much on yourself. Some people take longer than three dates to click. Call the shadchan, tell her you made a mistake, stop analyzing, stop looking for chemistry, and stop imagining being married to him. Give it a few more dates.” And that’s what Fraidy did. Three months later, she and Shaul were engaged. Sometimes, couples stop continuing dating for logistical reasons. That’s what happened to Yedidya and Gila, who went out twice before Yedidya left on a fellowship program to Europe. Yedidya’s year abroad led to a European internship, and it was three years before he returned “home.” Several months later, when someone suggested setting him up with Gila, Yedidya readily agreed. “I would have kept dating her if I wasn’t leaving for Europe two days after our second date,” he explained. “There just wasn’t enough of a connection to begin dating long distance. I’d like to see her again and see if something will come of it.” Something did come of it – Yedidya and Gila have been married 18 years and have ve children. It’s clear that second chances in dating can work. With syata d’Shmaya and working through what was wrong about the rst time, the second time around can lead to a long and wonderful marriage.


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Community Currents Upcoming events… Chabad of The Upper East Side is hosting Izzy Ezagui at a Friendship Circle Community Awareness Event. His topic will be “Israel’s One-Armed Warrior: A Soldier’s Tale of Struggle & Perseverance.” The lecture will take place on Monday, January 20, at 8 p.m. at 419 East 77th Street in Manhattan. Call 212-717-4613 to RSVP. ***** The Young Israel of Manhattan will host its 35th annual concert on Motzei Shabbat, February 1, at 8:30 p.m. in the Seward Park High School (350 Grand Street in NYC). For more information call 212-732-0966 (days) or email at YIM225@aol.com.

In recent news…

Misaskim Helps Travelers The snowstorm earlier this month wreaked havoc on hundreds of Shomer Shabbos travelers. When El Al’s flight from Tel Aviv to Newark was eight and a half hours late, for example, Misaskim officials made arrangements for a special detail of U.S. Immigration and Customs officials to help speed the passengers through the terminal. The flight, originally scheduled for a pre-dawn Friday landing at 5 a.m. did not land until 1:20 in the afternoon. Misaskim arranged for a detail of 13 extra agents who were able to process 371 passengers in record time, enabling all of them to reach their destinations before Shabbos. One of the agents even walked around the baggage carousel asking if there was anyone who was a Shabbos observer and

needed help. Orthodox passengers on a JFK-bound flight from Los Angeles also endured a harrowing experience as their flight was diverted to Detroit where they were not allowed to deplane. While the plane ultimately landed at 3:20, it had to wait for a gate assignment until 8 p.m., well past the start of Shabbos. Misaskim contacted the Far Rockaway-based Achiezer organization and food was delivered.

Yachad Welcomes New Director When Chani Herrmann was eight years old, she began a 10-year run at Camp Hillel in Swan Lake New York, seven years as a camper and three on staff. Now, years later, having established herself as a wife, mother of four, and a well-respected professional with Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s agency for those with disabilities, Chani returns to her roots to become program director for Yachad at Camp Mesorah in upstate Guilford, NY. Camp Mesorah is one of the many camps – both sleepaway and day camps – in which Yachad members are mainstreamed into the camp program, either as campers or staff members. They are assisted by shadows and job coaches. Chani will oversee all aspects of its program, working with campers, staff members, shadows, and coaches. At present Chani, LMSW, is director of New Jersey Yachad. Campers at Camp Mesorah range from 8-16 and vocational staff from 21-35. Working with them are 12th grade graduates and older. The camp season this year begins June 26 with staff orientation, with the first session opening on June 30 followed by the second session on July 28. Camp ends on August 18. This will be Yachad’s fourth summer at Camp Meso-

rah, with enrollment increasing every year. There are still a few openings for this summer. For information or to register, go to yachadsummer@ ou.org or call 212-613-8369.

Agudath Israel Gains Concession For Special-Needs Children Until now, New York City policy has demanded that special education service providers follow the public school calendar. This meant that on days that yeshivos were open but public schools closed, therapists, health paraprofessionals and resource room teachers did not work because they would not have been compensated. However, due to the advocacy of Project LEARN, the division of Agudath Israel of America that deals with special education issues, the city’s policy has been changed to accommodate the needs of the nonpublic school community. Provided that the total number of hours that are billed per student does not exceed the maximum number allocated for the school year, yeshivos and other non-public schools may offer services any day that their school is in session, including legal holidays. As long as yeshivos adhere to a 180-day school calendar, that calendar year may begin as early as September 1 and end any time up to June 30. “The new policy means that schools that elect to start before Labor Day can start services immediately, and that students with special needs won’t have their schedules disrupted because of public school vacations or holidays,” said Leah Steinberg, director of Project LEARN, “Structure and continuity are vital to the success of any special-needs program, and this will help maintain both.”

Areyvut’s Carnival Extravaganza Areyvut, a non-profit based in Bergenfield, NJ, hosted its New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza earlier this month. Nearly 1,500 people from across the area came out to enjoy more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food, and live shows including a BMX stunt show, the Gizmo Guys comedy jugglers, and The

Chicago Boyz from America’s Got Talent. Proceeds from the event benefited Areyvut whose mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teens with the core Jewish values of chesed, tzedakah, and tikkun olam. To incorporate chesed into the event, Areyvut had the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation swab-

bing and registering new potential donors at the carnival. As a result, 26 new donors were registered. Ruth Miller from Gift of Life said, “Our involvement with Areyvut over the last several years have included collaborating on bone marrow drives at mitzvah fairs and camps…we are grateful to this worthy organization in being a partner in our life saving work.”

Bonei Zion Awardees This week, Nefesh B’Nefesh announced the six recipients of its newly-launched Bonei Zion Prize (www.boneizion.org.il), an award recognizing outstanding Anglo olim – veteran and recent – who encapsulate the spirit of modern-day Zionism by contributing in a significant way towards the State of Israel. Over 200 olim from English-speaking countries – including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the UK and USA – were nominated for the 2014 prize. Each of the winners will be awarded with $10,000 in a special ceremony that will take place in the next two months in Jerusalem. The recipients are: Community and Non-Profit: Joseph Gitler (USA, 2000), founder and chairman of Leket Israel, a national food bank which collectes food soon to be discarded by farmers, manufacturers and caterers and distributes them to the needy. Through Gitler’s vision, Leket Israel provides food for over 140,000 people weekly. Education: Rabbanit Malke Bina (USA, 1971), founder and chancellor of “Matan,” a revolutionary women’s learning center in Israel. Bina was one of the first educators in Israel to teach female students Talmud and Halacha, imbuing them with Zionism and a love for Torah learning. Bina helped revolutionize Israeli society’s views on women’s status and top level Jewish studies for women. As a result, tens of thousands of women have been trained to become scholars and leaders in their communities.

Entrepreneurship and Technology: Yosef Abramowitz (USA, 2006), CEO and co-founder of Energiya Global Capital and co-founder of the Arava Power Company. Abramowitz is a Nobel Prizenominated educator and activist-turned-solar energy entrepreneur and the founding father of Israel’s $20 billion solar market, along with his partners David Rosenblatt of New Jersey and Ed Hofland of Kibbutz Ketura. Abramowitz is Israel’s premier solar energy pioneer, who continues to develop Israel’s solar power market while also exporting his values of clean energy. Science and Medicine: Professor Jefferey Hausdorff (USA, 2000), professor at Tel Aviv University and director of the Neurodynamics and Gait Research Laboratory at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Since leaving his faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School in 2000 to make aliyah, Professor Hausdorff has made remarkable contributions to research in Neuroscience and Aging in Israel and worldwide, and established the Neurodynamics and Gait Research Laboratory at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. The internationally renowned team that he directs conducts pioneering and award-winning clinical and translational research in mobility, cognitive function, fall risk, and quality of life. His cutting-edge findings have been advancing science and medicine throughout the world, spreading the good name of Israel with them. Culture, Sports and Arts: Yaakov Kirschen (USA, 1972), creator of “Dry Bones.” Since its in-

ception in the Jerusalem Post in 1973, Kirschen’s beloved comic strip has provided a quintessentially Zionist, satirical and unique view of Israel to the world. Kirschen’s work speaks to Anglo Jews around the globe and has spread a deeper and stronger feeling for Israel and Zionism. IDF and National Service Young Leadership: Lt. Nira Lee (USA, 2010), head of hasbara at the headquarters of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). Lt. Lee, an Arizona native, has been serving in the IDF for the past three years. In her previous position as assistant foreign liaison officer to international organizations in Gaza, she was charged with ensuring that international humanitarian aid made it to Palestinian civilians in Gaza and overseeing the movement of international organizations inside the buffer zone and the commercial visits to the Israel-Gaza border. Lifetime Achievement: Professor Shimon Glick (USA, 1974), professor and dean emeritus of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben Gurion University. Professor Glick made aliyah after leaving a successful career in the United States to help found Ben Gurion University’s Faculty of Medicine. He specializes in endocrinology research and treatment and is a world leader in the teaching and practice of medical humanism and medical ethics. He also developed the curriculum in medical ethics at BGU. Prof. Glick continues to serve as a role model for students worldwide as he continues to be extremely active in his 80’s.

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Community Currents Over 1,100 people joined Chai Lifeline at its Annual Gala Dinner at the Marriott Marquis. The dinner’s theme, “The Roads to Healing,” highlighted the diverse experiences of the more than 4,300 children and families served by the international organization. Among the honorees were Benji and Raissa Samet who received the Camp Simcha Appreciation Award, and Dr. Richard O’Reilly, chief of pediatrics and the head of bone marrow transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The event also marked the dedication of Friends ‘N Fun Weekends in memory of Sari Ort, who passed away from cancer. Sari’s family joined with Teaneck leaders to create weekends that brings campers together during the year for a booster shot of the confidence and (L-R) Laurel Steinherz, MD; Peter Steinherz, friendship they experience at MD, medical director, Camp Simcha; and Richard (L-R) Rabbi Arye Adest, director of community affairs; Joseph Sprung, chairman, O’Reilly, MD, Maimonides Legacy Award honoree. Chai Lifeline Executive Committee; Walter J. Molofsky, MD, and Brenda Kohn, Camp Simcha. MD, Medical Leadership Award honorees; Mr. and Mrs. David Lawrence, dinner chairs; and Rabbi Simcha Scholar, executive vice president, Chai Lifeline. Earlier this month, tens of people came to the Beth Gavriel Community Center in Forest Hills for a special CHAZAQ lecture by Charlie Harary.

(L-R) Rick and Robin Schottenfeld, dinner chairs; Karen and Mike Oz, Chai Heritage Award honorees; Solomon Mayer, member of Chai Lifeline’s presidium; Eli Walkin, director of institutional advancement; and Rabbi Simcha Scholar, executive vice president, Chai Lifeline. The Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush (LAS) has purchased a new facility at 2002 Avenue J to accommodate the changing needs of its growing student body. The purchase was made possible through the generous donation of Irving Montak. Montak, a native of Poland, came to the United States as a young boy and was fortunate to escape the atrocities of the Holocaust. He served in the United States army during the Korean War and spent most of his career at Coca Cola. Although he did not have the opportunity to attend college, he aspires to give young Jewish men and women the opportunity to succeed in their chosen careers while adhering to Jewish values. Morah Newfield’s 2nd grade students in Beth Rivkah in Brooklyn recently had a Chumash party. The girls sang and performed a play on the theme of “Tov li toras picha me’alphei zahav v’chesef.”

(L-R) Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System; Irving Montak; Joseph Appleman; Rabbi Moshe Krupka, Touro’s executive vice president; and Robert Goldschmidt, executive dean of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences-Flatbush and Touro’s vice president for planning and assessment.


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Community Currents The Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County dinner in memory of Eli Hirsch was held this past January 9 at the Atrium. Mr. Hirsch, who was a great supporter of Tomchei Shabbos of Rockland County, donating much time and energy, passed away earlier this year. Dr. Yehuda Eliezri and Michael Kronenberg

Eli Hirsch

Jonathan Jarashow, dinner chairman.

Alan Rosenstock presenting an Eli Hirsch memorial plaque to Nosson Hirsch.


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Daf Yomi Highlights Adapted by RABBI YAAKOV KLASS And RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM

Worming Out Of This One!

‘Twisted Scarlet Wool’ (Yoma 71b) The garments of the kohen gadol contained a mixture of beautiful colors, including sheish, techeles, argaman, and tolaas shani. Sheish is flax, as stated in our sugya. What are techeles, argaman, and tolaas shani? Maseches Yevamos 4b states that techeles refers to wool dyed with techeles, which comes from secretions of a certain shell sh. Rashi and Tosefos add that argaman (usually translated as purple) and tolaas shani (usually translated as scarlet) are also shades of dyed wool. The Color of Techeles In discussing the color of techeles, the Rishonim offer several opinions. The Rambam (Hilchos Klei Mikdash 8:13) holds that techeles is “wool dyed the color of the clear sky,” namely light blue. Rashi (Shemos 25:4), on the other hand, holds that techeles is green. Some commentaries suggest that it resembles the color black (Ibn Ezra, parshas Terumah; see also Rambam, Hilchos Tzitzis 2:5). Others suggest that it is dark blue (see the introduction of the Tiferes Yisroel to Seder Moed). Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters are published by the Sochachover Kollel of Bnei Brak, led by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kovalsky. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters, in Hebrew and/or English, are available for simcha and memorial dedications and are available via dafyomi@hadaf-yomi.com. The new tractate of the Meoros Shas and the new Meorot Hadaf Hayomi CD ROM in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and French, are available by calling 8885 MEOROT (888-563-6768). Meoros HaShabbos is now available at local Judaica stores in Hebrew, English and Yiddish.

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Continued from p.34 He also dismisses the opinion that riding a bike should be prohibited because some may mistakenly infer that riding in a motorized or horse-drawn coach is permitted by saying it is impossible to take into account every fool’s error. Regarding the concern that the bicycle may break and the rider will be tempted to fix it, the Ben Ish Hai writes that it is not a common occurrence. Yet, many others disagree with the Ben Ish Hai’s ruling. ***** Rabbi Goldstein (Responsa Emek Halacha, ad loc.) cites from Responsa Yaskil Avdi (vol. 3, 19:4), which addresses the Ben Ish Hai’s statement that a bicycle is not given to breakdowns (and thus there is no fear that one may come to repair it on Shabbat in violation of metaken klei shir). He writes that the Ben Ish Hai undoubtedly was not pro cient in the workings of a bicycle’s mechanisms, and that those who informed him about them did not explain the matter properly. He states that it is possible (in the Ben Ish Hai’s defense, as well as those who informed him) that bicycles were not that common in his time and therefore most people were unaware of the possibility of them breaking down. Such is not the situation nowadays, he writes, when

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Dedicated to the Yahrzeit of: Rabbi Yaakov b. Rabbi David Hager, zt”l, Zabeltover Rebbe (16th Shevat, 1881); 763 Jewish lives snuffed out with the sinking of the Strumah on its way to then Palestine (16th Shevat, 1941); Rabbi Alter Yechezkel b. Rabbi Elisha Horowitz, zt”l, Viener Dayan (16th Shevat, 1994); Rabbi Avraham Shlomo b. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Biderman, zt”l, Jerusalem Lelover Rebbe (16th Shevat, 2000); Rabbi Binyamin Beinish b. Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Mir Jerusalen (18thShevat, 1990); Rabbi Shimon b. Rabbi Yehuda Greenfeld, zt”l, Semiheiler Rav and author of Responsa Maharshag (19th Shevat, 1930); Asher b. Yaakov, zt”l, Patriarch of the Tribe of Asher (20th Shevat, 1564 BCE); Rabbi Yechiel b. Rabbi Aaron Aryeh Leifer, zt”l, Temeshvarer Rebbe in Jerusalem (20th Shevat, 2011); Rabbi Yechiel Yehoshua b. Rabbi Yerachmiel Zvi Rabinowitz, zt”l, Bialer Rebbe and author of Chelkas Yehoshua (21st Shevat, 1982); Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel b. Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Brim, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Tiferes Yisroel (21st Shevat, 1986); Rabbi Menachem Mendel b. Rabbi Aryeh Leibush Morgenstern, zt”l, Kotzker Rebbe (22th Shevat, 1859); and Rabbi Yehoshua Ze’ev b. Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak Segal, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Manchester (22nd Shevat, 1993).

Argaman and Tolaas Shani The Rambam (Hilchos Klei Mikdash, ibid.) writes that argaman and tolaas shani are both shades of red (see also Hilchos Para 3:2; Rashi on Yeshaya 1:18). What is tolaas shani, and how was it used to produce red dye? Although the word tolaas in Hebrew means worm, the Rambam explains that the tolaas shani dye used in the kohen gadol’s garments was not produced from worms. Rather, it was produced from small red seeds, similar in size and shape to those of a carob tree. Inside each seed was a tiny worm; hence the name of the dye. However, the seed itself, not the worm, was used in producing the dye. Forbidden Ingestion It would seem that the Rambam’s insistence that the dye derived from the seed (and not the worm) is due to the rule that only kosher substances can be used in the construction of the Mishkan (see Shabbos 28a). Rabbeinu Bachaye (Shemos, ibid.) writes that the same is true regarding the kohanim’s garments (which is why silk was not used in their clothes). Medicinal Ingestion Many, however, maintain that tolaas shani was indeed made from worms. This opinion seems to be supported by the Yerushalmi (Kilayim 9:1), which clearly states that tolaas shani was made from a living creature. What about the principle that the Mishkan can only be made from kosher materials? Perhaps, this opinion would state that one may in fact eat these worms. R’ Chaim Palagi in fact encouraged eating powdered tolaas shani worm as a treatment for stomach disorders. Reduced To Dust During R’ Chaim Palagi’s time, this worm was known as “karmaz” (Refua V’Chaim 12:232, cited in M’Zahav U’Paz p. 130). How was eating this worm permitted? The Maharam Chaviv (cited in Me’am Loez, parshas Terumah p. 938) writes that tolaas shani worms were left to dry in the hot summer sun until they were reduced to dust. They were then used as dyes for coloring clothes and food products. Since they had already turned into dust, eating them was permissible. there are many bikes on the road, and we are witness to breakdowns every day. Without a doubt, he argues, if the Ben Ish Hai had been aware of the frequency of breakdowns, he would not have permitted riding bikes on Shabbat so easily. Responsa Yaskil Avdi continues: “I have heard, from those whose word is to be believed, that after the Ben Ish Hai was made aware of the [possibility of breakdowns], he retracted [his ruling] and prohibited their use [on Shabbat]. Therefore, there is no reason to permit their use even in an area surrounded by an eruv.” Rabbi Goldstein cites Responsa Keren David (Orach Chayim 96), who discusses wheeling baby carriages in an area with an eruv. Should we be concerned about carriages breaking down? Responsa Keren David cites the Magen Avraham (Orach Chayim 313:12), who argues that we need only be concerned about breakage regarding items like candelabras, which are constructed of various sections. If a candelabra breaks, its parts will dissemble, and one will be tempted to af x them to one another again. Our sages only prohibited using such items – nothing else – and we are not permitted to add further enactments based on own comparisons. However, Responsa Keren David sees reason, nonetheless, to prohibit wheeling baby carriages. He argues that it may be an uvdin d’chol – a week-

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This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim Rosh Chodesh Adar I. We bless the new moon. Rosh Chodesh is two days, next Friday and Shabbos. This Shabbos all Tefillos as usual. There is no Hazkaros neshamos but at Mincha we do say Tzidkas’cha. The molad is Friday morning, 26 minutes and 7 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 2:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem). Rosh Chodesh: Thursday evening at Maariv we add Ya’aleh VeYavo. (However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo – at Maariv only – one does not repeat. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1, based on Berachos 30b, which explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night and this rule applies even should Rosh Chodesh be two days). The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142. – Y.K.

day activity. He writes: “At rst I didn’t see how uvdin d’chol has any connection here, for [based on this reasoning], let us prohibit everything as uvdin d’chol. Yet, in truth, I did nd a bit of a hint from the discussion in Tractate Beza (25b) to cause us to prohibit this activity: Our Sages taught: A blind person may not go out with his cane… and one may not go out carried in his [sedan] chair on the festival. Rashi (ad loc., sv ‘ein ha’suma…’) explains that this prohibition is due to uvdin d’chol.” What is the uvdin d’chol? Responsa Keren David cites a Rashi that it appears as if he will be walking or carried far. Uvdin d’chol, however, should not apply to baby carriages since they are not meant for distant transport. Responsa Keren David, therefore, writes that wheeling baby carriages “simply cannot be compared to a blind person going out with a stick.” We must digress now, for we nd many G-d-fearing individuals who walk outside with canes on Shabbat. From the Mechaber (Orach Chayim 522:1), it seems that doing so is prohibited (he cites the above Gemara). Yet, the Machtzit Hashekel (Orach Chayim 522:1) cites numerous authorities who permit using a cane if there is concern that a person will fall without it (such as in a hilly area or when it’s raining or icy outside). For frail people, this concern presumably applies no matter the area or the weather conditions. (To be continued)

WALKING SMART ◗ Do not cross the street until the walk sign or green light goes on. ◗ Do not stand in the street while waiting for the light to change. ◗ Most pedestrians who are killed by cars are hit crossing in the ◗ Check to see that no car is coming even after the green light middle of the block.

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KOSHER DELUXE Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant 10 W. 46th St. (Off 5th Avenue) (212) 869-6699 Fax (212) 819-1139 Supv. of Amrom Roth - Walking Distance from Diamond District - Expert in Office Catering

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LE MARAIS Glatt Kosher French Bistro. 150 West 46th Street (between 6th & 7th)

212-869-0900

French specialties include: Steak /frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list, single malt & bourbon reserve, private parties, catering and gourmet butcher shop. Sun-Thurs, noon-midnight, Friday- 12pm-3pm. Informal attire. Reserve. sugg.

MENDY’S

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746 Lydig Avenue at Holland Catering and Deliveries Available Credit Cards accepted

SteakHouse

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4102 18th Ave. (Corner of East 4th St.) Bar-B-Que - Grill, Pasta & Fish Catering • We Deliver • Supervision of R.Y. Babad Tartikov Rov • Sun. - Thurs. 12 pm - 11 pm

The Taste of the Lower East Side 718-859-1002

1359 Coney Island Ave.

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Pizza * Falafel * Paninis * Wraps * Fish * Soups * Challahs * Cakes/sugar free available and more

EL GAUCHO GLATT

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QUEENS

BAGELS & CO. - Fresh Handrolled Bagels - Cholov Yisroel & Kemach Yoshon Fresh Medows:

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ESTIHANA

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CHOLOV YISROEL

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KOSHER DELIGHT Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant Flatbush: 1223 Ave. “J” (E. 13th St.), Bklyn 718/377-6873, Fax 718/677-0831 UNDER STRICT RABBINICAL SUPERVISION • PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE

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TIBERIAS RESTAURANT

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Cholov Yisroel

Complete dairy restaurant / catering — Extravagant Salad Bar

Supervision

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Open Saturday Night

45 E 34th Street (Bet. Madison & Park Ave) 212- 481- 4222 NYC’S ONLY KOSHER 24 HOUR RESTAURANT – Delivery in Manhattan BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SALADS, PASTA, FISH, SUSHI BAR – COFFEE

10 E. 48th St. Lunch & Dinner 11:45am-10pm

(212) 317-1950

At The Jewish Children’s Museum 792 Eastern Parkway (718) 907-8877

Hours: Sun. - Thur. 12-12, Friday Closed, Open Motzei Shabbos 1 hr after Shabbos

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BROOKLYN

ALICES RESTAURANT

NOT JUST BAGELS & CHEESE 1304 Ave M • Let us Cater Your Next Simcha • (718) 998-8778 Bagels & Pizza (Wholesale & Retail) • Lox, Fish, Appetizing & Soup • Breakfast Specials

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Setting New Standards for Kosher Chinese Cuisine • www.cho-senvillage.com Open Sun.-Thurs. 12 Noon - 10 P.M., Sat. Night 1 Hr after Shabbat ‘til 12:30 A.M. “NORTH SHORE’S ONLY KOSHER SUSHI BAR”

Vaad Harabonim of Queens

COLBEH Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant Free Delivery 75 N. Station Plaza (Great Neck) (516) 466-8181

MENDY’S / MENDY’S BISTRO

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WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE Aged Steaks

CHOSEN VILLAGE Exquisite Glatt Kosher Chinese Cuisine 505 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 504-1199; Fax # (516) 504-4499

NU CAFE 47 Great meals and desserts for every diet Gluten Free • Low Sodium • Sugar Free • Low Carb 4709 New Utrecht Ave. Brooklyn NY • R’ Y. Gornish 718-871-4747 • www.NuCafe47.com

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ROSLYN, NEW YORK

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43 Rte. 59, Monsey

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Catering For All Occasions — Party Room Seats 100, Hrs: S-Th, 11:30am-11pm • Order online at www.koshercastle.com •

CAFÉ de PARIS

Fine Dairy, Vegetarian & Sushi Restaurant

4424 16th Ave 718-853-2353 Open 8am-10pm *Free Delivery* Sheva Brachos and catering for all occasions • Under the supervision of Rabbi Y. Gornish Kemach Yoshon, Cholov Yisroel

ON THE GRILL

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THE PURPLE PEAR Dairy Café - Restaurant - Manhattan Ambience 106 Route 59 (cor. Rte 306) 845-352-5262 R’ Zushe Blech - Cholov Yisroel Sun - Thurs: 11am-9pm, Motzei Shabbos - Open Late • Salads • Pasta • Fish • Panini

CAFE RENAISSANCE Italian Dairy Restaurant (718) 382-1900 ORCHIDËA Fine dairy dining. Quiet ambiance Rabbi Gornish 802 Kings Highway (cor. E. 8th St.) www.cafe-renaissance.com

(718) 686-7500 4815 12th Ave. • Valet Parking • Open Motzei Shabbos

Fine dining serving wine and beer. Seating up to 140 for private parties, 30 years experience.

Under strict hashgacha of Rabbi Amram Roth & Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Beck • Open Daily 11-11

CAFE VENEZIA Italian Dairy Restaurant

(718) 258-5400

www.cafe-venezia.com 1391 Coney Island Ave. (Bet. Ave. J & Ave. K) Rabbi Gornish • Private party room (100 people), Option for 2 floor party (200 people) Fine dining serving wine and liquor • Huge projector screen for video viewing

CHAPANOSH Fast Food Family Dining - American & Chinese YUNKEE - Chinese-American Cuisine - Monday Nite Buffet 1424 ELM AVE - CORNER E 15 (OFF OF AVE M) - 718-627-0072 STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

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Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P. Catering Available - Free Delivery - Private Party Room

PALACE CAFE

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SARIT’S CUISINE & GRILL STEAKHOUSE

718-376-0680 1316 Ave M (btwn E 13th & 14th) We Cater. Seats up too 75 people. Rabbi Gornish supervision • Shabbath Take Out & Delivery to Doctors Offices

SAVOR CAFE

Mediterranean Dairy Cuisine Kehilah Kashrut 2925 Ave. P (corner of Nostrand Ave.) 718-338-1353 Serving wine and beer • Private Party Room With Projector for all Occasions!

THE LOFT STEAKHOUSE

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Week In Review

STORIES THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE FRONT PAGES Edited by JASON MAOZ

ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS ISRAEL PUBLISHES NEW TENDERS FOR SETTLEMENT CONSTRUCTION Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in eastern Jerusalem and 801 in the West Bank. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to move forward at all with new building, saying it would impede the peace process. Some 600 units will be in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo near Ramot, Har HaHotzvim and Shuafat neighborhoods. Finance Minister Yair Lapid of the centrist Yesh Atid said his party “will do everything to make sure these plans stay a bad and unrealized idea.” He added, “These are not building tenders but empty building statements.”

BAN ON USING NAZI SYMBOLS ADVANCES TO FULL KNESSET A Knesset committee advanced a bill making the use of Nazi symbols and slogans in Israel illegal. The measure was scheduled to be brought to the full Knesset for its first reading later this week following its approval Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. Other prohibitions include wearing a six-pointed gold star such as those required of the Jews by the Nazis and wearing in public striped clothing resembling what inmates wore in Nazi concentration camps. Haredi youths have worn such Nazi symbols during demonstrations against drafting yeshiva students into the Israeli military. Under the legislation, using Nazi symbols and slogans would bring a six-month prison sentence and a $28,000 fine. Many countries in Europe have laws barring the use of Nazi symbols and slogans.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS BANGLADESH EDITOR GETS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ATTEMPTED ISRAEL TRIP A newspaper editor in Bangladesh was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of trying to travel to Israel. Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, 48, publisher and editor of the English-language Weekly Blitz, an anti-jihadist tabloid, was found guilty of “harming the country’s interests” through pro-Israel articles and for attempting to board a flight in November 2003 to Bangkok with connections to Israel. He was planning to attend a conference in Tel Aviv to present a paper on the emergence of Islamic militancy in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country, does not have diplomatic relations with Israel and bans its citizens from traveling to the Jewish state. Choudhury’s attorney said he would appeal the verdict.

CHINESE BUSINESSMAN SAYS HE’S JUST AS SMART AS JEWS A Chinese businessman seeking to buy The New York Times said he is just as smart as Jewish owners of American newspapers. Chen Guangbiao said in an interview with the South China Morning Post that he was aware many American newspapers are owned by Jews and that his IQ is “equally competent” as theirs. The chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources, Guangbiao made his fortune in recycling construction materials in China. Last month he announced he would travel to New York to meet with shareholders of The New York Times in a bid to acquire the newspaper. His announcement led to the cancellation of the Jan. 5 meeting, according to

Forbes. Earlier this week, Chen said in an interview with Sinovision, a New York-based Chinese television station, that he was investigating whether The Wall Street Journal is for sale. Chen added that he is “very good at working with Jews.”

U.S. NEWS OBAMA NOMINATES FISCHER AS FED VICE CHAIRMAN

Late last year, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected a letter vouching for the Jewishness of an American couple marrying in Israel written by Rabbi Weiss, as well as the letters of at least 10 rabbis in other cases. A letter vouching for a couple’s Jewishness and singlehood has been required for decades from couples wishing to marry in Israel. The Chief Rabbinate decided several years ago that it would no longer automatically recognize conversions performed by Orthodox rabbis in the Diaspora, and agreed to accept those of a limited number of approved rabbinical courts, or batei din.

TWO MORE CHARGED IN MET COUNCIL SCAM

President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The nomination came the same week the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. “Stanley Fischer brings decades of leadership and expertise from various roles, including serving at the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of Israel,” Obama said of Fischer, who helmed the Bank of Israel from 2005 until last year. “He is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading and most experienced economic policy minds and I’m grateful he has agreed to take on this new role and I am confident that he and Janet Yellen will make a great team.” Fischer, 70 and born in Zambia, is a dual U.S.Israeli citizen. He previously held senior positions at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged last week in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity. Former executive director David Cohen and chief financial officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand larceny, money laundering and conspiracy charges. They pleaded not guilty. According to the felony complaint, Cohen and Friedman told prosecutors they conspired with former Met Council chief William Rapfogel to collect kickbacks on insurance payments. Rapfogel, a longtime Jewish communal professional who was considered a major power broker in New York, was fired as Met Council president and CEO over the summer after the council’s board of directors learned of financial regularities. In September, Rapfogel was arrested on charges of grand larceny and money laundering.

RESOLUTION CRITICAL OF ISRAEL PASSES PRELIMINARY MLA VOTE

AMIRI BARAKA, BLACK POET CONDEMNED AS ANTI-SEMITIC, DIES

Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering the West Bank, but rejected another expressing solidarity with academics that boycott Israel. After an hour or so of acrimonious debate in Chicago on Saturday, the MLA’s delegate assembly in a 60-53 vote approved a resolution calling on the State Department to “contest Israel’s denials of entry to the West Bank by U. S. academics who have been invited to teach, confer, or do research at Palestinian universities.” The resolution goes to the MLA’s executive committee for consideration next month. If approved by the executive committee, the measure goes to the full membership. Another resolution referred to a vote last month by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli universities and its aftermath in which more than 180 American universities have rejected any such boycott. The resolution, which was defeated, 59-41, “condemns the attacks on the ASA and supports the right of academic organizations and individuals, free from intimidation, to take positions in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against racism.” The resolution did not specify what intimidation the ASA had suffered as a result of its vote.

Amiri Baraka (born Everett Leroy Jones in Newark, N.J.) whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews died last week at age 79. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and he was a winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. In September 2002, not long after he was named the poet laureate of New Jersey, Baraka penned a poem called “Somebody Blew Up America” that suggested Israel knew in advance about the 9/11 attacks. He wrote, “Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed/Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers/To stay home that day/Why did Sharon stay away?” The poem prompted calls for Baraka’s dismissal as New Jersey’s poet laureate, including by then-Gov. James McGreevey. Baraka refused to step down. After it became clear there was no way to force him to resign, the New Jersey Legislature voted in 2003 to eliminate the position entirely. In a book published in 1969, Baraka had written, “Smile, jew. Dance, jew. Tell me you love me, jew,” and “I got the extermination blues, jewboys. I got the hitler syndrome figured.”

CONGRESSMAN DEFENDS RABBI WEISS IN LETTER TO NETANYAHU The New York congressman who represents Rabbi Avi Weiss expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by the rabbi. Rep. Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to Netanyahu dated Jan. 10, “This trend of rejecting status letters written by Rabbi Weiss and others undermines the bond between Diaspora communities and the state of Israel, and I fear may ultimately lead to the wholesale prohibition on community rabbis in the Diaspora from participating in the religious life of Jewish people in Israel.”

Compiled from reports by JTA, JNS, Israel National News, Middle East News Line and Jewish Press staff.


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Remember when schools gave out report cards that were really report cards? First of all, in those years they gave you real cards – not the flimsy piece of paper the kids come home with today. The report cards we came home with had only two spaces for grades – one for Conduct and the other for Work. Today the report “card” looks like a grocery order list for Passover. Gevald! The only thing missing is the kid’s blood type. In our day, when we got a report card Mama and Papa knew instantly whether they had a dummy or not. Today, the poor parent has to study the report card like ah blatt Gemara. When our teachers marked a report card there was no room for speculation; you got an A, B, C, or D. Shoen! The truth! If, Heaven forbid, you got a D, it was circled in red. From that color alone the parents understood you were involved in something subversive. Getting a D meant curtains. It was like the point of no return. My Little brother Berel always got a D in conduct. And every time he’d come home with the report card he’d cry, “How can you study for conduct?” If you ever came home with a D in both Conduct and Work, you were an outcast from society. Not only did this mean you weren’t so smart, it also indicated the teacher wasn’t too fond of you. Getting a D on a report card was sort of comparable to an early warning missile system – it told the family you might well be left back a grade. Oy, what a phrase – “left back.” No other pair of words in the English language carried more terror for a child. In those years not only were children left back, but when the teacher gave you the news she would give you the nal little stab by adding, “And I don’t think you’ll ever get out of the third grade!” The thing that bothered us most was that we always heard stories about some kid in the third grade who was left back so many times that one teacher nally had pity on him and married him! We really couldn’t con rm the story, but occasionally we would suspect that our principal was the one. Listen, if you knew our principal you also would be suspicious. But today it’s all different. Of course kids are still being left back, but the words are so much nicer. The teachers say something like “He’s being held over.” Now, this doesn’t mean he’s so great a student that they’re holding him over like a good movie at Radio City. What it means is that this kid had the teacher climbing the walls for the past year, and this is her way of getting even! My sisters always got A’s on their report cards. Berel’s marks were al-

ways underwater – you know, below C level. In those years we would go to sleep before Papa came home from work, so Mama would stand the report cards up on top of the icebox for Papa to see when he came home. Maybe it was the hand of fate, but Berel’s card always fell down behind the icebox and into the ice-water shissel. Let me ask you, did you ever see a report card that had been soaked in a shissel of ice water all night? Wow, did that have a distinctive look in the morning! Berel’s report card was the only one ever returned to a teacher between two blotters. In those years the teachers were so different from the teachers of today. If one of our teachers said “When I was your age I did such and such,” we’d never believe them. We couldn’t believe they were ever children! We thought the stork flew over our school building every summer a little before Labor Day and dropped off all his rejects fully grown. Go know! For the most part our teach ers were single women. In those years the school system frowned on hiring married women. With no children of their own, and their own childhood so far in the past, many of them did not have the compassion and understanding necessary to really reach a child. For the most part we learned through fear. On the other hand there were some memorable teachers who literally cried with us when we hit the pedagogic stone wall. I’ll never forget the teacher who yelled at Berel when she caught him counting on his ngers during an arithmetic lesson in the third grade. She gave him such a verbal going-over, the poor kid was destroyed. Let me ask you, would it have been so terrible if she’d taken took him aside and privately showed him the correct way? But no! She was determined to show who was boss. Today it’s all different, and I tip my hat to the new breed of teacher who still has the determination of yesterday’s teacher coupled with an understanding that you can’t catch a fly with saltwater. Today the farbissaner teacher is almost a thing of the past – they now become supervisors. Teachers these days take a much more menshlichkeit approach to understanding a child. A child doesn’t come in separate pieces. He is a whole organism and should be viewed as such. You know, every car has the potential of moving forward, but some don’t move as rapidly as others. Does this mean we get rid of the car? Of course not; the slower car has a very definite place in our society – like my wife used to say, someone always sold them to me!

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Continued from p.21 relatives and friends. Before we knew it, we were on our way to Ben Gurion Airport and our return flight to JFK. Once again neither of us had the tickets, but this time we knew to follow the unusual protocol and pick up our tickets at the airline counter. So we dutifully waited in line and requested our tickets. This time, however, no tickets awaited us. In fact, the airline agents insisted that we had already been issued the tickets for the return flight a week before – back in JFK. We left the line confused, dazed and disoriented. Surely, there had been some mistake. Otherwise, where were our tickets? My husband checked and rechecked his pockets and computer bag. I went through my purse with a ne-tooth comb. No tickets. Our flight was announced for boarding – and still no tickets. My husband went to another airline counter to plead our case. No luck. And no tickets. Finally, I experienced a very belated light-bulb moment. So I hastily rummaged through our suitcases, found my long-forgotten down coat, plunged my shaking hand into its deep pockets and extricated our plane tickets. We rushed to the check-in line as the nal boarding call for our flight came over the loudspeakers. After all the drama, despair and triumph, we were told that it was too late to

Seema Silverman (Staten Island, New York) and Shlomo Minzer (Passaic, New Jersey). Mazal tov to their parents Joyce & David Silverman and Anita & Izzy Minzer. Bracha Gabin (Scarsdale, New York) and Yaakov Hacker (Brooklyn, New York). Mazal board our scheduled flight. Instead, we were put on the next available flight to JFK, arriving an hour or so later. Grateful to be en route at last, we boarded the flight and tried our best to avoid the topic of my free fall from grace. A few hours later, while we waited for our connecting flight, we frantically called our kids to update them on our change of plans and our new flight information. Alas, our ordeal was far from over. When we arrived in JFK several hours later, we went through the standard procedure: passport control, baggage claim and customs. Again, according to the usual routine, all of our luggage was opened and inspected. And, just like all of our previous experiences, the customs officers discovered the following contraband: bags of our dirty laundry, as well as cases of vanilla Crembo and multipacks of Bamba and Bissli for our kids. Unlike our prior inspections, however, this one did not end with a smile and a casual send-off. Quite the contrary. Two burly customs officials accompanied my husband and me to a corner of the airport customs area and escorted us into two separate unadorned interrogation rooms. It was like a poorly acted scene from an old cop show, but it was all too real. And we were the real live hapless suspects. Unbeknown to us, an upscale airport jewelry store had been burglarized a week earlier, on the day of our outbound flight to Tel Aviv. Surveillance footage captured the image of the two perpetra-

tov to their parens Doreen & Moshe Hacker and Barbara & Glenn Gabin.

BIRTHS Dovid to Chaya Baila and Zorach Spira (Passaic, New Jersey). Mazal tov to Rebbetzin Kleiman of Lakewood, Mrs. Blance Adler of Brooklyn and his siblings, Ettil Masha and Mordechai.

tors, a 40ish man and a woman, who had made off with multiple expensive watches. We were shown enlarged photos of the thieves, whom, needless to say, we were hopelessly unable to identify. The one thing that was crystal clear to us, however, was that the robbers bore no resemblance to us whatsoever. Ostensibly, the police had done an extensive study of the passenger lists for that day, on which our names were included. The fact that we had missed our scheduled flight and had to be redirected most likely activated some type of alert, and we were consequently deemed suspicious. Both of us were grilled regarding our activities on the date in question. Initially my apprehension prevented me from remembering all the details but, Baruch Hashem, I eventually recalled the whole stressful series of events and was able to recount it to the of cer’s satisfaction. More importantly, my husband’s testimony matched up with mine exactly, and the interrogators were convinced that we were speaking the truth. Following the longest few moments of our lives, we were ultimately released to be reunited with our children and catch the nal leg of our trip. Several hours later, we were blessedly on our way back to the West Coast – and home sweet home – without a single snowflake in sight! And, needless to say, the convoluted tale of my chilling encounter with severe brain freeze has since become an embarrassing but prominent feature of the annals of the Klein family history.

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Continued from p.33 “Nobody is liable,” ruled Rabbi Dayan, “but it would seem common decency and gratitude that Mr. Moses compensate Mr. Glick.” “Why is Mr. Brand not liable?” asked Mr. Glick. “The Gemara [B.K. 60b; 117a] discusses whether a person can save himself through monetary damage to others,” said Rabbi Dayan. “Tosfos explains that although pikuach nefesh is involved, the question is whether he has to intend to repay. The conclusion is that he is liable to pay afterward.” “So why am I not liable?” asked Mr. Brand. “This is true for a person who rescues himself,” answered Rabbi Dayan. “However, if someone rescues a third party and damages in the course of rescuing, Chazal instituted that he be exempt, not to discourage people from rescuing. This is similar to the ‘Good Samaritan Law’ that we are familiar with.” (C.M. 380:3; 388:2) “What if there is no pikuach nefesh?” asked Mr. Glick. “Is a person allowed to damage another’s property in order to protect his own property?” “To save himself monetary loss through causing damage to another is not allowed,” said Rabbi Dayan. “This is not allowed even if intending to pay afterward.” (See Pischei Choshen, Nezikin 12:22[53])

“And what if my loss is greater?” asked Mr. Glick. “Am I allowed to cause a small loss to another and pay for it to save me a greater loss? For example, if no one had been in the car and it was not a populated area.” “There is a dispute [B.K. 114a-b] as to whether a person who is faced with sudden damage can save himself though doing lesser damage to another and compensating him,” replied Rabbi Dayan. “For example, can a person whose flock of bees landed on another’s branch can cut off the branch without permission to recover his bees?” “Shulchan Aruch omits this leniency, indicates that one cannot, unless it is clear that other person would be willing to allow it,” concluded Rabbi Dayan. “However, Rama cites the dispute and leans somewhat to allow. Nonetheless, a person should avoid doing so, unless there is a great loss involved.” (See Rama 264:5, 274:1, 308:7; Pischei Choshen, Aveidah 8:21; Mishpetai Halevi, vol. I, 2:9; Shulchan Aruch HaRav, She’eila U’sechirus #6.) Rabbi Meir Orlian is a faculty member of the Business Halacha Institute, headed by HaRav Chaim Kohn, a noted dayan. To receive BHI’s free newsletter, Business Weekly, send an e-mail to subscribe@ businesshalacha.com. For questions regarding business halacha issues, or to bring a BHI lecturer to your business or shul, call the confidential hotline at 877845-8455 or e-mail ask@businesshalacha.com

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Continued from p.28 Hugo Grotius, the founder of modern international law, remarked: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A just war is fought to defend the innocent.â&#x20AC;? In Israel, however, Prime Minister Netanyahu, by releasing Arab terrorists, has declared war against his own most fragile citizens. An ancient Latin principle of law instructs: jus ex injuria, non oritur â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rights do not arise from wrongs. Oddly, it is a maxim that has yet to be understood in Jerusalem. For some reason, Israeli leaders cannot fathom the perils of re-exposing the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noncombatants to the tender mercies of sworn murderers. Some points should be utterly obvious. There is an irremediable inequality of objectives between Israel and its enemies. For Palestinian insurgents, conflict with Israel is always â&#x20AC;&#x153;zerosum.â&#x20AC;? It is always an all or nothing proposition. It is nonsense to believe that any such terrorist could gratefully acquiesce to Israeli expectations, in exchange for their own release from Israeli prisons. For Israel, endlessly hopeful, a negotiated peace with its Arab â&#x20AC;&#x153;neighborsâ&#x20AC;? persists as a more-orless plausible objective. This delusional optimism remains adamant, even though any wished-for prospect of Islamic reciprocity is plainly preposterous and historically inconceivable. A fundamental inequality is evident in all expressions of the Middle East peace process. On the Palestinian side, Oslo and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road Mapâ&#x20AC;? expectations have never been anything more than a commendably cost-effective method of dismantling Israel. On the Israeli side, these expectations have generally been taken as a presumptively indispensable way of averting future war and terror. In the nal analysis, the core problem of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life or death vulnerability lies in the Jewish stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing assumptions on war and peace. While certain of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional enemies, state and nonstate, believe that any power gains for Israel represent a reciprocal power loss for them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is, that they coexist with Israel in a condition of pure conflict â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Israel assumes something else entirely. For Netanyahu as well as his several immediate predecessors, relations with the Palestinian Authority/Hamas are not taken as pure zero-sum but rather as a mutualdependence connection. Here, conflict is always believed to be mixed with cooperation. Israel may still believe that some of its Arab enemies reject zero-sum assumptions about the strategy of conflict. Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palestinian enemies, however, do not make any such erroneous judgments about conformance with Israeli calculations. These enemies well know that Israel is wrong in its belief that certain Arab states and the Palestinians also reject the zero-sum assumption, but they pretend otherwise. Why shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they? Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy of conflict has, at least in part, been founded on multiple theoretical miscalculations, and upon an ironic indifference to certain primary and flagrant enemy manipulations. The exterminatory policies of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enemies, on the other hand, remain founded on (a) correct calculations and assumptions and (b) an astute awareness of Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strate-

gic naivetĂŠ. More than anything else, this means that Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime minister should now make far-reaching changes in the way that Israel actually conceptualizes the critically determinative continuum of cooperation and conflict. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice notwithstanding, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;new Israel,â&#x20AC;? ridding itself of injurious and disingenuous wishful thinking, should nally acknowledge the zero-sum calculations of its enemies, thus accepting that a constant struggle must still be fought at the conflict end of the spectrum. Earlier this meant, especially in the case of Iran, a primary attention to then still-realistic preemption imperatives. Now, however, such imperatives are more apt to be ful lled, in steady increments, inter alia, via selected forms of cyberwarfare and targeted killings, than through more traditional expressions of military force. Netanyahu should not become the best ally Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arab enemies and Iran could ever hope to have. Rather, he should seek to serve Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term survival with real wisdom, supplanting the patently false assumptions that stem from persistently misguided hopes, with meaningfully correct premises, ones that are based upon sound reasoning. In the end, Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existential choices are really all about logic. In the language of formal logic, invalid forms of argument are called fallacies. The basic problem with Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continuous search for â&#x20AC;&#x153;peaceâ&#x20AC;? through negotiated surrenders (land for nothing) has been its unhesitating commission of fallacies. Signi cantly, it is precisely such error that is called for by Obama. These particular arguments for unending Israeli forfeitures are insidious because they could involve a devastating policy outcome. Distinguishable from singular mistakes, such deviations from correct thinking ensure that all subsequent calculations will also result in error. It is, therefore, in the very process of strategic thinking, and not in the assessment of particular facts and issues, that Israeli policy changes are now most sorely needed. Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision for the Middle East offers Israel only a lethal cartography. Before he can offer Mr. Netanyahu anything more suitable, he will rst need to understand that the Palestinians donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t calculate their gains and losses the same way the Israelis do. For Fatah or Hamas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really make any difference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; any presumed concession to Israel must represent an automatic loss for them. For the Palestinians, the struggle with Israel is not about land, but about God. In such always-â&#x20AC;&#x153;sacredâ&#x20AC;? conflicts, there can never be any room for mutual accommodation or compromise. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: This is Prof. Beresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final weekly column for The Jewish Press after many years of serving as our military affairs columnist. We wish him well in all his future endeavors. Louis RenĂŠ Beres is professor of political science at Purdue University. Educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), he lectures and publishes widely on international relations and international law and is the author of ten major books in the field. In Israel, Professor Beres was chair of Project Daniel.

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Rules Are Rules Lois Mondres has lived in a South Florida condominium for 25 years. For the past five years she has enjoyed maintaining a small veg-

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the apartments. The newfound “zero tolerance” mentality is one of the biggest dilemmas of the 21st century. A fi ve-year-old kindergarten boy was expelled from school for sexual harassment: he kissed a girl on the hand. An elementary school student was suspended for breaking a nonviolence policy: he brought a plastic water pistol to class. The list goes on. The Jewish take on this problem goes back to the early first century BCE, in the disagreements between the schools of Hillel and Shammai. Shammai’s analysis of halacha was re-

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Legal Notice Notice of Formation of Dormih Tower LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 191000, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1655 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

CECI THOMPSON LLC. Art. of Org. f led with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Off ce location: Kings Co. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to CECI THOMPSON LLC, 24 3RD St. #2R, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1604 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of For mation Hudson Valley Anesthesia Associates PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/25/2013. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1940 Commerce Street, Suite 212, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: all lawful activities. JP# 1602 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation Interventional Pain Management Services, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/18/2013. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1940 Commerce Street, Suite 212, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: all lawful activities. JP# 1603 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of The Lally Group LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/2/13. Off ce location: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 24 Monroe Pl., Apt. 4D, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1605 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

CLINTON PARK STABLES ASSOCIATES LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 06/12/2003. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 618 West 52nd St., NY, NY 10019. Reg Agent: Conor McHugh, 618 West 52nd St., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 1606 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of LGI SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. off ce of LLC: c/o Lighthouse Guild International, Attn: Chair, 15 W. 65th St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1607 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of L&M Reserve LLC, f led under the original name Independence Owners LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/29/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1608 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of For mation of Essex Land Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/12. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Isidor D. Friedenberg, Esq., 2 Cara Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1609 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Essex Operations Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/12. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Isidor D. Friedenberg, Esq., 2 Cara Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1610 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Washington AH Operations Associates LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/28/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Isidor D. Friedenberg, Esq., 2 Cara Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1612 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

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Notice of Formation of Washington Land Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/12. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Isidor D. Friedenberg, Esq., 2 Cara Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1611 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

2785 Ocean Parkway LA LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2785 Ocean Pkwy Apt La, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: General. JP# 1625 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

185 CSW Realty LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/18/13. Off ce:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 75 Canal St. Bronx, NY 10451. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1784 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qualif cation of 140 West Street (NY), LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/27/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95833. DE address of LLC: 2140 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1645 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Fabian Cruz, Professional Engineer, PLLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/08. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 875 Ave. of Americas, Ste 501, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1658 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of For mation of Washington Operations Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/12. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Isidor D. Friedenberg, Esq., 2 Cara Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1613 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 SCOTT SANDERS MD, PLLC Articles of Org. f led NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/3/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 53 Pecan Valley Dr., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: To practice Medicine. JP# 1614 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Sharktec, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Christopher Dowd, 37 Marshall Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Purpose: General. JP# 1615 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 St Marks Resources LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 445 Central Avenue, Suite 304, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: General. JP# 1616 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

607 Willis Street LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Becker Ross, LLP, 317 Madison Avenue Ste 614, New York, NY 10017-5273. Purpose: General. JP# 1617 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Rav Estates LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 574, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1618 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 10230 Corona, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3298 Elliot Blvd., Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: General. JP# 1619 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 South 10 & 11 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Troy G. Blomberg, Esq., 365 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: General. JP# 1620 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 293 Hewes Street LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave #693, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1621 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 First 26 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 1622 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 First 26 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 1623 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Justin Maurer LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Usacorp Inc, 320 Roebling St Ste 501, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1624 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

520 Park Avenue Developers LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/12. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 266 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1626 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Kai Asian Bistro, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1475 Williamsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: General. JP# 1627 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Jeffrey R. Fischman, M.D., PLLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 110 E. 66th St, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 1628 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Vivid Vision Optometry, PLLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1566 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Optometry. JP# 1629 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Communication for Geeks LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/17/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 19 Sunset Rd. West. Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1630 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

West Pond I LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/7/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2918 Avenue L Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1631 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

16 West 8th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1779 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

L&M 52 West 8th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1780 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

378 Sixth LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1781 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

760 12th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1782 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

L&M 3534 Broadway LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1783 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Topside Markets LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Renato Dirusso 85-1 Myrtle Ave Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1632 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Yacmg, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/8/13. Off ce:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 20 Rodman Pl. Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1633 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Handle Social, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/7/13. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 20 Rodman Pl. Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1634 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 “Propulsion innovation group” LLC Authority f led SSNY 11/21/13. Off ce: Kings Co. LLC formed DE 11/12/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 163 Amherst St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. Cert of Formation filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1635 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Teeny Tiny Foodie LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/2/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 433 3 Ave #6B Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1636 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Red letter content LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/22/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 66 Orange St. #2D Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1637 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 177 Dartmouth LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/16/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. The name and address of the registered agent is Hollis F. Russell, Esq., 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1646 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 2912 Heath LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82 Monterey Dr., Manhasset, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1648 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Light Stone Three LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 362 Edward Ave, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1649 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Pamilya, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/27/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Cameo Wealth Creative Mgt. 225 W.34th St.#2000 New York, NY 10122. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1638 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of MB Inwood 2, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136 Cedarhurst Ave, 2nd Fl., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1650 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Plato, Friedman., LLC Authority f led SSNY 10/3/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed DE 5/28/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 185 West End Ave #5C New York, NY 10023. Cert of Formation f led DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1639 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Structures, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/24/04. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 431 Willoughby Ave, Fl. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1651 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Two Five Development LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/4/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Eric Twiste 12 Amherst Ln. Hazlet, NJ 07730. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1640 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Wolf LIC LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/4/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Victor Weingarten 112 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1641 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Rose Stolwijk 2013 LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Rose Associates LLC Attn: John A Gacinski 200 Madison Ave., Flr. 5 New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1643 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Bodysoulbreath LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 22 River Terr. #8B New York, NY 10282. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1642 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of 2210 Clintonville LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82 Monterey Dr., Manhasset, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1647 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

New Life, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/30/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 25 Mitchell Ave Piscataway, NJ 08854. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1644 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 3212 Cruger Ave Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave, Ste 287, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1652 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Butler Street LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 829 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1653 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Church Street Equities LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1536 56th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1654 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of HP Holdings 1605 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 39th Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1656 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of New Heights 181 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/20/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 39th Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1657 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Jade Oyster, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Shore Ave., #387, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1659 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of For mation of West Shore Investments, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 36 Wood Road, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1660 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of V3 CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 Lexington Avenue, 26th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1661 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Yankee Apartment Owners LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 10 Bank Street, Suite 560, White Plains, NY 10606, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1662 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of EDGE OF WOODS HORSE FARM, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 176 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1663 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of EDGE OF WOODS FARM HOLDING, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 176 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1664 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Mommsen Global LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/12/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 6/3/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 70 Washington St., Ste. 11L, Bklyn, NY 11201. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE. Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1674 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of EDGE OF WOODS FARM HEDC, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 176 Cove Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1665 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Bergen Country Deli LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Off ce location: Genesee County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8073 Clinton St., Bergen, NY 14416. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1667 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14


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Notice of Formation of 117 McKibbin St LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 Boerum St., Bklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1668 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 726 Monroe LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 298 Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1680 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Kong’s Realty Holding LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6430 230th St., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1694 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of LBR 131 Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Broadway, Ste. 615, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1707 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 333 Hancock St LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/17/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 521, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1720 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of CHARISMA FASHIONS LLC. Art. of Org. f led w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd., #101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1737 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of Add Industries LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 561 Broadway, Ste. 10C, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1669 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Sunnyside Strings, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1695 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Ridgewood Capital II USA LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Searington Dr., Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1682 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Fanta-See Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1900 Empire Blvd., Ste. 255, Rochester, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1670 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Roc City Bros., LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Kings Way, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1671 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 125 Ocean Lawrence LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 42 Yale Pl., Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1683 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Lauren Forst LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 300 Edwards St., Apt. 3FW, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1684 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of R&A Quarters LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 137-14 70th Ave., Ste. 1-Fl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1696 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 2121 Realty Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3005 30th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1697 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Everwin Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 39-15 Main St., Ste. 203, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1698 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Hasprince, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1672 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Diana Sheena Holding LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 41 Hawthorne Ln., Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1685 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Fleisher’s Productions LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/25/10. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Van Dyke St., Ste. 323, Bklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1673 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Salimi 340 Livingston LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Steven Ln., Kings Point, NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1686 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Rosetta Fitness LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 206 Main St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1699 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of IS Livingston LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 Beverly Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1687 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Clover Research LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Lexington Ave., Apt. MK, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1700 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of MM Livingston LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Sands Ct., Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1688 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 162 Eighth Avenue LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/98. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 544 Hudson St., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1701 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Qualification of Mommsen Proprietary Trading LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/12/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 5/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 70 Washington St., Ste. 11L, Bklyn, NY 11201. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE. Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1676 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 436 Ave P LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/23/10. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Bay Ridge Ave., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1677 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Fleischer’s Red Hook LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Van Dyke St., Unit 323, Bklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1678 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Brooklyn PDM LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 N. Station Plaza, Ste. 402, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1689 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 264 Bowery LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/98. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 544 Hudson St., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1702 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Twof sz LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 700 Victory Blvd., Apt. 15P, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1690 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Irmo, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/02. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 544 Hudson St., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1703 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of TNT Transportation & Logistics LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/25/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 194 Maple Rd., Wading River, NY 11792. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1691 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Locate Real Estate LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 W. 115th St., Penthouse B, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1704 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of The Law Off ce of Lisa J. Abrams PLLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2989 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 1681 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 305 Orinoco Drive LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2120 5th Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1692 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Innovative Fashion Trading & Consulting, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 247 E. 77th St., Ste. 4A, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1705 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of La Cuarta Productions LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1484 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1679 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 467 Brook LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4155 Veterans Hwy., Ste. 9, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1693 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Yandow Media, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Lexington Ave., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1706 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Mommsen Tactical Trading LP. Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/17/13. LP formed in (DE) on 6/4/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 70 Washington St., Ste. 11L, Bklyn, NY 11201. DE address of LP: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE. Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1675 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of Aiki - En. Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Broadway, Ste. 615, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1708 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Bo Hai LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 540 Main St., Apt. 114, NY, NY 10044. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1709 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Qualification of 59 John Commercial LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/14/12. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/31/12. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 124-19 Metropolitan Ave., Kew Gardens, NY 11415. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1710 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of New York Real Estate Experts, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 594 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1711 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Green Touch Contracting LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3130 Kingsbridge Terrace, Bronx, NY 10463. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1712 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of For mation of APL Cor ner Associates LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2941-2943 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1713 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Shamrock Surfaces LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 76 Kirkwood Dr., West Seneca, NY 14224. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1714 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Frames 20/20, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2064 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1715 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of For mation of Winged Pup Productions, L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 110 E. 59th St., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1716 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of Neu Projects Two LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/17/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 161 6th Ave., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1717 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of 589 Quincy Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/11/09. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5308 13th Ave., Ste. 322, Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1718 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14 Notice of Formation of 1078 Whillmore LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/03. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1372 47th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1719 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 148 Herkimer St LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/17/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 521, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1721 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation of 759 St. Nicholas LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 E. 14th St., Ste. 101, Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1722 12/13,20,27,1/3,10,17/14

Notice of Formation ClusterFest Events, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with SSNY 12/10/2013. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 148 Highview Street, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: all lawful activities. JP# 1728 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

OCRAM GROUP LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 09/24/2013. Off ce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marco Walker, 67 E 80th St., Apt 3, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 1729 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

MASTER DESIGNERS CONSORTIUM (MDC), LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 10/11/2013. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 230 W. 38th St., 9th Fl, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 1730 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of The Ark Realty & Construction, LLC, Art. of Org. f led with the Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 635 Commonwealth Ave., Bronx, NY 10473. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1731 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qual. of CF Chambers LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 9/30/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1732 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qual. of Soma Specialty Finance LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/6/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 5/9/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Clayton DeGiacinto, 390 Park Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1733 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qual. of Simina Capital Advisors, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/10/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 4/26/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Shujaat Islam, 252 7th Ave., Ste. 11Y, NY, NY 10001. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1734 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of L&M Livonia LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/6/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1735 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

J&K Orange Froyo LLC Arts of Org f led with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Off ce: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 380 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage, NY 11714. General Purposes. JP# 1736 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of TABLE80 LLC. Art. of Org. f led w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 475 Suydam St. #2R, Bklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1738 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

IMPERIAL 1544 LLC Filed 12/5/13 Westchester County SSNY desig agent and mail copy to A. Grasso, 148 Irving Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237. Latest date upon which company dissolves 12-31-2075. All lawful purposes. JP# 1739 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

IMPERIAL 1558 LLC Filed 12/5/13 Westchester County SSNY desig agent and mail copy to A. Grasso, 148 Irving Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237. Latest date upon which company dissolves 12-31-2075. All lawful purposes. JP# 1740 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Sterling SZ LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Paiken Dr., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 1741 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Nostrand Church Avenue LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Astral Weeks, 175 Great Neck Rd Ste 407, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 1742 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

219 East 17th Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 185, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1743 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

2201 Cortelyou LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 185, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1744 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Northern 89th LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 47 Hillside Ave, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 1746 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Forever Bright Development LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Guang Di Gao, 55 Someset Dr., Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: General. JP# 1747 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Coach Kaible Basketball, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 E Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: General. JP# 1748 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Nostrand Erasmus LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 175 Great Neck Rd Ste 407, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 1749 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Saja Capital Management, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attention: Justin Orlando, 534 Hudson St Ste 5c, New York, NY 10014. Purpose: General. JP# 1750 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qual. of Clarfeld Financial Advisors, LLC f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/5/13 in Westchester Co. Formed in DE: 7/12/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 560 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation f led with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1757 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14


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Glenwood Capital Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Shady Brook Rd, Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: General. JP# 1745 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of Urban Equity Management Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/5/13. Off ce location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 Main St., Ste. 1400, Buffalo, NY 14202. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1764 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qualif cation of NCWPCS MPL 29 - Year Sites Tower Holdings LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 11/27/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1025 Lenox Park Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. LLC formed in DE on 11/6/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1776 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Lawrence Friedland 2013 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/5/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Jessica Galligan Goldsmith One North Broadway, #1004 White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1800 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

48 East 161st LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1813 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of COHEN FASHION OPTICAL STORE NO. 293, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Goldberg, c/o Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1825 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

The Labs Collection, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 70 Little W St Ste 6B, New York, NY 10280. Purpose: General. JP# 1751 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Get Monee Music LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Irvin Alvarado, 601 W 181st St Apt 54, New York, NY 10033. Purpose: General. JP# 1752 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Chic By Choice, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Melissa Atkinson, 10311 Seaview Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: General. JP# 1753 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Newmark Woodworks LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 300 Dewitt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: General. JP# 1754 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Hello Albemarle LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 925 Pacif c St Unit 202, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP# 1755 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Salt Water Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Sundip Murthy, 21 John Cross Rd, Bedford Corners, NY 10549. Purpose: General. JP# 1756 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Formation of 71lbs NEW YORK LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/06/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Princ. off ce of LLC: 28 Yorkshire Dr., Suffern, NY 10901. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mark Bristow at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1758 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Formation of LORA PARTNERS, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 126 Gates Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1759 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Formation of EYE OF THE WOLF, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. off ce of LLC: c/o Henry Pincus, 133 W. 22nd St., Ste. 12B, NY, NY 10011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1760 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Qualif cation of FACTORY OWNER LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/09/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/11/13. Princ. off ce of LLC: 505 Fifth Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1761 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Soccer Angels LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/03/2013 Off. Loc.: Nassau County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is:1328 Park St, Atlantic Beach, Ny, 11509. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1762 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Formation of 8032 Boston State Rd. LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8032 Boston State Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1763 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Urban Regeneration Real Estate LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/23/13. LLC formed in (DE) on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 936, Getzville, NY 14068. DE address of LLC: 12 Timber Creek Ln., Newark, DE 19711. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1765 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of Western New York Property Reclamation Services, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 73 Charleston Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1766 12/20,271/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of 123 Pulaski Street Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Cutter Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1767 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of 91 Ralph LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 202 Broadway, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1768 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Qualification of Silence, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1770 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of Blue Stone Capital LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 South St, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1769 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of Alder Grove LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 270 Madison Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1771 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of FKH LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Revere Ct, Princeton, NJ 08550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1772 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of AGP Management Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/4/13. Off ce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Preservation Development Holdings, LLC, 641 Lexington Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1773 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Academy Express of NY, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/24/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 36 W. 44th St. #1407 New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1786 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Kenneth M. Grekin, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/17/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 296 W. 10th St #2N New York, NY 10014 . Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1788 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 749 St. Nicholas Avenue, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/20/06. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 225 W. 57th Street, 7th Flr. New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1789 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Amore Pasticceria LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/29/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Sobel Law Off ces PC 175 Eileen Way Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1790 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Donald Rider Consulting, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/28/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 44 Saint Johns Pl #1 Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1792 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Lakaze Building Maintenance LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/9/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1162 Madison St. #01 Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1793 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Inked Voices LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/25/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 22 Cortlandt St, 16th Flr New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1794 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Just a bite brooklyn cakery, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/1/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2395 E. 3rd St. Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1795 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Haldco LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/4/13. Off ce:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to PO Box 200 Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1796 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Hudson River Property Management LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/26/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Wulf Lukerath PO Box 362 Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1797 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

M Kirschenbaum LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/8/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 71 Abbey Close Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1801 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Keypoint Mortgage, LLC, Authority filed SSNY on 9/6/13. Off ce: NY Co. LLC formed in NJ 6/9/03. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 125 Bathurst Ave. North Arlington, NJ 07031. Cert of Registration f led with NJ State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1791 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 NY Capsules, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/4/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 608 W. 189 St. #54E New York, NY 10040. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1787 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Khgerardi LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/20/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 430 Shore Rd. #6D Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1802 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Global Business Solutions Group, L.L.C. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/14/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1803 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Nuzine LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/4/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 40 Erlwein Ct. Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1804 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Abstract agro-imports LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/6/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 56 Marlboro Rd. Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1805 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Qualif cation of DG 1 Acquisition Co., LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/13. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 3/13/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1835 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

541 West 235th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1814 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

551 West 235th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1815 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

2561 Broadway LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1816 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

3781 Broadway LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1817 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Fran Antell LCSW LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on Oct. 30, 2013. Off. Loc.: Westchester County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is:1 Archer Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1818 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

1940’S Brewing Company LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/25/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 25 Farragut Rd. Old Bethpage, NY 11804. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1806 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Notice of Formation of KS NY II LLC Art of Org. f led with Secy of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/22/2013. Off ce location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 247 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1820 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Magnif que Ultrasound LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 10-9-2013. Off. Loc.: Nassau County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is:1 Wycham Place, Great neck, NY 11021. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1821 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Cpg-eagle square, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/27/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Jeffrey Garber, Esq 500 Old Country Rd #103 Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1807 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of FAIRPOINT BUILDERS LLC. Art. of Org. f led w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 170 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1822 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Cpg-eagle square mgmt, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/27/13. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Jeffrey Garber, Esq 500 Old Country Rd #103 Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1808 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of FLAVOR RACING LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1140 Broadway, Ste. 1203, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1826 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

The computer guy NY LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/6/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 88 Winthrop Ave New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1798 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Tkmg Partners LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2 Primrose Dr. New Hyde, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1809 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Notice of Formation of GEMS ONE USA LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 25 W. 45th St., Suite 1200, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1774 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Sterling Home Inspections LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/6/12. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 4 Arrowhead Lane Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1799 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Newbridge Equities LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 25 Newbridge Rd #405 Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1810 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Trina Health of New York LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/25/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 427 7th Ave. New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1785 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

Escalade Equities LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 25 Newbridge Rd #405 Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1811 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

647 Nostrand LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1812 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 859 HART LLC. Articles of Organization were f led with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/06/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 859 Hart Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. JP# 1823 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of COHEN FASHION OPTICAL STORE NO. 293, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Goldberg, c/o Cohen’s Fashion Optical, 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1824 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of LEM MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Christopher Fendt, 420 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place, NY 11514. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1827 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of For mation of WINCO PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 E. 86th St., Apt. 11C, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1828 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of MP 98-41 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 545 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1829 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of MP 65-09 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 545 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1830 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of T. Chillemi D.M.D., P.L.L.C. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 800 North Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: practice the profession of dentistry. JP# 1831 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Name of LLC: Westchester Behavior Analysts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 9/11/13. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1834 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 20 Cornelison Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 246 South Blvd., South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1837 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Freedom III Capital, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/4/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1185 Ave. of the Americas, 30th Fl., NY, NY 10036. LLC formed in DE on 1/7/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1832 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Freedom III GP, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/4/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1185 Ave. of the Americas, 30th Fl., NY, NY 10036. LLC formed in DE on 5/14/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: Incorporating Services, Ltd., 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1833 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 234 High Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 246 South Blvd., South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1838 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14


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Notice of Qualif cation of Long Island Energy Generation, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 12/12/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1836 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 176 Nevins St LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 176 Nevins St., Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1850 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of For mation of Good Team Management LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Great Neck Rd., Ste. 207, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1863 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f A l l S t a t e s Development Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Middle Neck Rd., #306, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1876 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Ursa Major Films LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/2/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 342 Bond St. #2B Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1890 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

137 Eldert LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 321 East Shore Rd. Fl 2, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: General. JP# 1905 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Beach Star Realty LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Westland Dr., Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1864 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Mehlman 45 Associates LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 163 Sagamore Dr., Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1877 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 278 High Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 246 South Blvd., South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1839 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 59 Third Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 246 South Blvd., South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1840 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 91 High Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 246 South Blvd., South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1841 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of The Nanuet Gym, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/12/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 249 West Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1842 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Iconic Asset Management Group, LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 601 Cape Eleuthra Rd., Bethany Beach, DE 19930. DE address of LLC: 601 Cape Eleuthra Rd., Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE. Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1848 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 257 Stuyvesant Ave LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 257 Stuyvesant Ave., Bklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1851 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of NYC Backlot, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Washington Ave., NY, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1852 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of ES47 LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Cove Ln., Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1865 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Red Penguin + Spirits LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 E. Monroe St., 37th Fl., Chicago, IL 60606. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1853 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of M & M Southeast Realty LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Causeway, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1866 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Conrow Farms Trucking LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3797 Redman Rd., Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1854 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 340 Livingston Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 N. Station Plaza, Ste. 402, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1867 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Five Star Vapes LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 164 Westside Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1855 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Lewis Realty Equities LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/10/11. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 521, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1868 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Wynsmyth LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Springwood Dr., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1856 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Amicha Development, LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 115 Meacham Ave., Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1869 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of DSZ LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 70 Little West Street, Apt. 32E, New York, NY 10004-7440. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1843 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Sands Supply - NY LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 973 Five Mile Line Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1857 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Recovery Racing X, LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 S. Service Rd., Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1870 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of AL-Hadiyyah LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 858 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10459. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1844 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of MCJ Acquisitions, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34 S. Union St., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1858 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Emarchitect PLLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5020 Sunrise Hwy., 2nd Fl., Massapequa, NY 11762. Purpose: Profession of Architecture. JP# 1871 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of G & J Glory LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 928 57th St., 2nd Fl., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1845 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of J B Electrical Contracting LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5382 Ridge Chapel Rd., Marion, NY 14505. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1859 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Clifton Gold LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/20/12. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 777 Old Country Rd., Ste. 204, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1872 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Hennessy Park Mgmt, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2236 E. 64th St., Bklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1846 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Mehlman 23 Associates LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 163 Sagamore Dr., Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1860 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Tijo Realty LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 393 S. Franklin St., Hempstead, NY 11550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1873 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Hennessy Park Realty, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4081 Ocean Ave., Bklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1847 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Beechwood Ridge LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Robbins Ln., Ste. D1, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1861 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Zahalo LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 35 Forest Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1874 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Yong Hu LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 877 62nd St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1849 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Sandlyn LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 N. Station Plaza, Ste. 402, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1862 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 43 Claver LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 298 Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1875 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Mehlman 25 & Park Associates LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 163 Sagamore Dr., Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1878 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274585 for Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 95-36 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11354 for on-premises consumption. Istanbul, Rego Park d/b/a Black Sea Fish and Grill JP# 1879 12/27,1/31/14 14 East 58TH LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1880 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

675 Madison LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1881 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

870 Madison LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1882 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

323 Sixth LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1883 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

L&M 960 Madison LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1884 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Emg Advisors, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/26/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1891 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14 Goodwin Business Intelligence LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/08/13. Off ce:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 1 Poplar Rd. Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1892 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Gemini Property Solutions LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/08/13. Off ce:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2 Vista Pl. Hatsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1893 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Clap, J & J Electric, LLC Authority filed SSNY 11/1/13. Office: Westchester Co. LLC formed in CT on 3/9/98. SSNY design. agent whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 26 Beaver Brook Rd. Danbury, CT 06810 . Cert of Formation f led CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1894 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Notice of formation of STRATEGIES FOR WHOLE CHILD EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY-SCHOOL PARTNERS, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/2013. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 653, Amawalk NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1895 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

3445 Lawson Boulevard LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3445 Lawson Blvd, Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: General. JP# 1897 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Sydd1948 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Att: David Shavolian, 469 7th Ave Ste 402, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 1898 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Shay LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Att: David Shavolian, 469 7th Ave Ste 402, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 1899 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Citywide Transport LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Law Off ces Of Vincent N. Amato, 275 N. Middletown Rd Ste 1C, Pearl River, NY 10965. Purpose: General. JP# 1906 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Mylihandyman LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Shawn Azouz, 120 Cardinal Rd., Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: General. JP# 1907 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

10 Two 26 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Hsiao-Tung Paul Chen, 26 Horton St., Malverne, NY 11565. Purpose: General. JP# 1908 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 JMP 36 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 705 Roosevelt Way, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: General. JP# 1909 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

LI888 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rong Lan Zheng, 85 Lee Ave, Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: General. JP# 1910 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Extrovertic Communication, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 30 W 21st St 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10010. Purpose: General. JP# 1911 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Snapspot, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to David Adelman, 200 E 94th St Apt 1914, New York, NY 10128. Registered Agent: c/o David Adelman, 8 E 36th St Fifth Fl, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP# 1912 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

44 Parker LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/13/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 14 Rosewood Lane, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 1913 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Dylan stein acupuncture PLLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/1/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 305 5th Ave. #1508 New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1887 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Jewel Care LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Terrance Dancykier, 1 Rosalind Pl Ste 2d, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: General. JP# 1900 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Miansai Retail LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Miansai Inc, 1800 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33139. Registered Agent: c/o Miansai Inc, 33 Crosby St North Space, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: General. JP# 1916 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

565 West 235th LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1885 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Guymen Construction LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rodrick Daniels, 200 Fieldmere St, Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: General. JP# 1901 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

1801 Marmion LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rivkin Radler c/o Yaron Kornblum 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: General. JP# 1902 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

1809 Marmion LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rivkin Radlin c/o Yaron Kornblum 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: General. JP# 1903 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Jewel Hospice LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Terrance Dancykier, 1 Rosalind Pl Ste 2d, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: General. JP# 1904 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Your majesty management LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/18/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 29 E. 19 St, 3rd Flr. New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1886 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Kelson Capital LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/21/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 230 Park Ave., 33rd f r. New York, NY 10169. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1888 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14

Pest Fm, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/21/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2665 Hubbard St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1889 12/27, 1/3,10,17,24,1/31/14


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JB Astoria Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 202 Grandview Ave, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 1914 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Rite Partners LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/18/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/4/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Frost Ln., Lawrence, NY 11559. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1927 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Silvercrest Municipal Advantage Master Fund LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/10/06. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1330 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1939 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 371 Columbia Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 39th Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1946 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Clever Canary LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/20/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, Townsend Building, Federal & Duke of York Streets, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1961 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Candlelion LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 2224, Radio City Station, NY, NY 101012224. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1970 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Allan James Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 325 Macon St., Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: General. JP# 1915 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Rea Capital Consulting LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Roger E. Alcaly, 750 Lexington Ave Ste 1501, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. JP# 1917 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Garden State Health Administrators LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1055 63rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 1918 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Six Days LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 776 E 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 1919 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

1212 Asset Associates, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/25/08. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 277 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Duration Date: 12/31/2099.Purpose: General. JP# 1920 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Gomathi Pediatrics PLLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gomathi Adhiyaman, 7 Woodcrest Ct, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 1921 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of DMBL Associates, LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Clinton Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1924 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qual. of Williamsburg Construction Group LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 11/26/13 in Bronx Co. Formed in DE: 2/6/04. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Sheppard Hale & Associates, Inc, PO Box 391, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. Foreign add: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1922 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qual. of 400 Capital Pace Manager LLC f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/18/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 12/16/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 12 E 49th St Ste 2209, New York, NY 10017. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1923 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Falcon Ridge Re Fund LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Cedar Dr., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1925 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Ocean Tower Realty LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Frost Ln., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1926 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Empire Tower Partners LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Frost Ln., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1928 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Lenox NY LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/25/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 777 Old Country Rd., Ste. 204, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1929 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Life’s Abcs, LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 233 Broadway, Ste. 2200, NY, NY 10279. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1930 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of For mation of Oceanview Apartments, LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Mimosa Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1931 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Mikey’s Construction LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Robbins Ln., Ste. D1, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1932 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Batel Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 777 Old Country Rd., Ste. 204, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1933 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of Elul Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., St. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1934 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of Proline Renovations Limited Liability Company. Arts .Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31A Bedford Ave., Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1935 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of surf2livelb LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 830 E. Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1954 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Qualif cation of Gaia Real Estate Investment LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/2/09. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W. 57th St, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1937 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Qualif cation of Hopkins Group Management, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 5/25/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 240 Madison Ave, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10016. NJ address of LLC: 100 Executive Dr., Ste 360, West Orange, NJ 07052. Cert. of Formation f led with NJ State Treasurer, 225 West State St, 3rd Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1938 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of Russdee, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1233 Beech St, #16, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1952 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Silvercrest Municipal Advantage Portfolio A LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/10/06. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1330 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1940 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Silvercrest Municipal Advantage Portfolio P LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/29/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/15/06. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1330 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1941 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Silvercrest Municipal Special Situations Fund II LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/28/06. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1330 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1942 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Piscione Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3164 Shore Rd, Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1951 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Himmel Realty Group LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19A Darbrook Rd, Westport, CT 06880. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1944 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualification of Silvercrest Municipal Special Situations Fund LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/07/05. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1330 Ave of Americas, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1943 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 234 Greene, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/10/05. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 713 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1945 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 428 Route 146, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1648 Madison Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1947 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Gaia Real Estate Holdings, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/19/09. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W. 57th St, New York, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1936 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of SRG Steinmetz Family Limited Partnership. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22 Wakef eld Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2100. JP# 1953 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of Guilderland Operator, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1648 Madison Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1948 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of 22 Wakef eld LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22 Wakef eld Ave, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1949 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of The Ladopoulos Family Limited Partnership. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 86 Bartlett Dr., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2100. JP# 1955 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14 Notice of Formation of Inmates Bakery LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Toledo St, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1950 12/27,1/3,10,17,24,31/14

Notice of Formation of Regional Funding Services LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1956 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of For mation of Community Advantage Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1957 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of Century Services LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1958 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of 529 West Broadway Unit LA LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 2 Kenilworth Road, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1959 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of Blue in Motion LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 300 W. 110th St., #3D, NY, NY 10026-4051. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1960 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of New Westgate Glass Packaging LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1966 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of SterlingRisk New York, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1305 Franklin Ave., Ste. 300, Garden City, NY 11530-9243. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1962 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Summa International LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 481 8th Ave., Ste. 537, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1963 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of NY Ketamine Medical Practice, PLLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Harbor Acres Rd., NY, NY 11050-2627. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 1964 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Neu Projects One LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 161 6th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 161 6th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1965 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of RSbus LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 747 3rd Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1971 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Qualif cation of Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/25/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 7/1/99. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 116 Village Blvd., Ste. 200, Princeton, NJ 08540. NJ address of LLC: 116 Village Blvd., Ste. 200, Princeton, NJ 08540. Arts. Of Org. f led with NJ Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1967 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Eastridge Capital, LP. Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. LP formed in (DE) on 8/8/12. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 E. 90th St., #20H, NY, NY 10128. DE address of LP: 16192 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1968 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qualification of 1657 Madison Avenue LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1976 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qualif cation of 30-42 Steinway Street LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Broadway, Ste. 800, NY, NY 10038. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1974 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of Global Med-Syn LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/12. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 810, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1969 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of RSbus LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 747 3rd Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1971 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of 303 Therapy, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 915 Broadway, Ste. 1200, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1972 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qualif cation of 2918 Third Avenue LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Broadway, Ste. 800, NY, NY 10038. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1973 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qualif cation of 100 Delancey LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/14/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Broadway, Ste. 800, NY, NY 10038. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1975 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of HK & KP LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/11/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 W. 59th St., 18A, NY, NY 10019. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 229 W. 60th St., Apt. 20M, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1978 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Project Highline LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Maple Ave., Ste. 206, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1979 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of J&J Highline LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Maple Ave., Ste. 206, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1980 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of One Mill Street, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/09. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Union Square St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1981 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Red Giraffe Advisors, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1441 3rd Ave., #12C, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1982 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Bellatrix NYC, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 W. 19th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1977 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Persei Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Broadway, 19th Fl., NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1983 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14


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Tips To Avoid Colds And Flu When Traveling If you’re a frequent traveler, you know the journey can leave you feeling run down. Taking precautions to stay healthy is especially important during flu season. “Stressed travelers confined in crowded spaces can be particularly susceptible to colds and flu, especially at this time of year,” says Dr. Kenneth Redcross, M.D. But don’t despair. Redcross says that a few behavior tweaks and a natural flu medicine can help you get through your trip. Don’t Touch That Cold and flu viruses are transmitted by touching respiratory secretions and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. So avoid touching escalator rails and other surfaces in crowded public places like airports. Don’t put your face directly on airline-supplied pillows or blankets that haven’t been sanitized. Use antibacterial wipes to clean off tray tables and arm rests. One of the simplest ways to avoid transmitting cold and flu bugs is to wash your hands, yet as many as 30 percent of airline travelers do not after using airport restrooms, according to a study by the American Society for Microbiology.

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OBSERVATIONS RABBI MORDECHAI WEISS

I Never Met A Bad Child

(Part II) I remember listening to a shiur by Rav Avigdor Miller, a”h. At each shiur’s conclusion, it was his custom to open the floor to any questions about Judaism or for any clari cation of any of his Torah points. To this day, one question still stands out in my mind: Why did Almighty God make human beings so frail? After all, the questioner continued, all the animals in the world are able to fend for themselves within a very short span of time, yet a child is unable to truly be independent until years after birth. Our children sometimes need us to be there for them for as long as 15-20 years before they’re able to “be on their own.” Yet, he reiterated, all the animals that God created are able to thrive within a relatively short period of time. Why is this so? Like the query, I still remember Rav Miller’s answer. He said: “Almighty God made the human this way so that we as parents can teach our children the proper way to live – to instill in them the proper morals, and to teach them compassion and sensitivity. A child who is dependent on [his or her] parents is a child that will learn to imitate them

as well.” “Dependency breeds imitation,” he said. “This will put into focus, for parents, the tremendous role and responsibility they have in shaping the next generation.” Unfortunately, in today’s society – especially in the U.S., where many of our Jewish brethren have experienced wealth and comforts unprecedented in the history of our people – parents often neglect to raise their children with the proper manners. In those cases, children often feel a sense of entitlement. Based on my experiences as a longtime educator, here are some suggestions for parents as they proceed on the arduous journey of successfully raising their children: Never speak about important issues in front of your children. In fact don’t speak at all if your child is anywhere in the house. Children have a tendency to overhear things even when you are relatively sure that they are out of hearing range. They often don’t perceive or understand what they overhear. Unless you are attempting to explain something directly to them, your words must be used discreetly. Never speak derogatorily about your child’s teacher, rabbi or principal. If you disagree with an action or policy in your child’s school, speak to the teacher or an administration of cial – but not to your child – about your concern. When a child hears that a parent is dissatis ed with something in his or her school, the child feels empowered to undermine the teacher’s authority. Always remember that your children are scrutinizing you daily. If you act dishonestly, your chil-

dren will act in the same fashion. If you act with arrogance, your children will mimic you and act with arrogance. If you tell your children that in certain situations physical punishment is necessary, they will take liberties and ght with others rather than discuss their differences. If your language is inappropriate, theirs will be as well. God created children to be dependent on their parents so they can learn from them and emulate them. Your children’s innocent eyes are always watching your actions. And please eliminate, or at least monitor vociferously and actively, your children’s use of iPods, iPhones, computers and television. Children learn violence, inappropriate behavior, and acts of chutzpah from these innovations and then assume that it is normal behavior. Also, young men and women are influenced tremendously by the dress and, all too often, lack of modesty appearing on these gadgets. They are powerful forces in our children’s lives and thus must be acutely monitored at all times. This applies even more so to the Internet. Websites are replete with explicit sex and violence – and are only a click away. Parents must establish strict rules if and when they allow their children Internet access. Parents must always recognize the lofty task they are performing, for they are shaping the next generation. The responsibility is formidable. The repercussions of failure can be dangerous. Rabbi Mordechai Weiss lives in Israel. He has been active in Jewish education for the past 41 years, having served as principal of two day schools in the U.S. Comments are welcome at ravmordechai@aol.com.

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BASEBALL INSIDER IRWIN COHEN

Random Thoughts Between Seasons According to several Jewish-oriented publications and sites, there were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season. However, the definition of Jewishness employed by those sources includes players with only a Jewish father. Here are the 15: Pitchers: Craig Breslow, Scott Feldman, Jason Marquis, Josh Zeid. Infielders: Ike Davis, Nate Freiman, Ian Kinsler, Josh Satin, Danny Valencia, Kevin Youkilis. Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Sam Fuld, Ryan Kalish, Kevin Pillar. Catcher: Ryan Lavarnway. More than a third of the aforementioned have only a Jewish father and most never had a bar mitzvah. Of those Ike Davis is one of only a handful of MLB who are married, only one has a Jewish spouse. with a Jewish As the Pew Report recently revealed, the intermarriage players mother. rate among American Jews outside the Orthodox community is now 70 percent. Among those tagged as baseball’s Jews, the intermarriage rate is well over 90 percent. With manager Brad Ausmus and second baseman Ian Kinsler having joined the Tigers, shul-goers in the Detroit area have been asking me about their Jewish roots. Here’s the scoop: Ausmus has a Jewish mother while Kinsler has a Jewish father. Both have non-Jewish wives. Folks also ask about Oakland manager Bob Melvin. Melvin has a Jewish mother (though he was raised as a Christian). ***** Even though the grass on the baseball fields is darker and less pleasing to the eye, this is a great time of year for watching free agent signings and trades. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being thrown at star players and some of the cost will be passed on to fans through higher ticket prices. Here in Detroit, the makeup of the Tigers has changed since the World Series via the trade and free agent route. But after all the changes, the fans are wondering how long the Tigers can keep slugger Miguel Cabrera. The American League’s Most valuable Player has two years remaining on his present contract and is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. The Tigers want to sign him to a long-term contract before the 2014 calendar runs out. Whistler, British Columbia No doubt about it, he is the best hitter in base• Outstanding Spring Skiing ball. In 2012 Cabrera won the Triple Crown as he #1 Ski Resort in North America led the American League in batting average (.330), • Beautiful oversized guest rooms & suites home runs (44) and RBI (139). • Entire Hotel Kosher for Pesach In 2013 he was having a monster season through • Scholar - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks • Glatt Kosher Supervision August. On the final day of the month his batting average stood at .358 with 43 home runs and 130 runs-batted-in. Fifty home runs and 150 RBI were expected by the end of September, but a lingering groin injury robbed him of power and bat speed and Cabrera only batted .278 in the season’s final month, with one home run and seven runs batted in, to finish 2013 with a .348 batting average, 44 home runs and 137 RBI. Cabrera missed the Triple Crown as Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit 53 home runs and topped Cabrera’s RBI total by one. Davis, while a good hitter, batted .286, 62 points lower than Cabrera and had the advantage of playing in a ballFiuggi, Italy park (Camden Yards) friendly to home run hitters. • 45 minutes from Rome Cabrera plays in spacious Comerica Park, known • Member of Leading Hotels L Of The World throughout baseball as a pitcher’s park. Distant out• Entire Hotel Kosher for Pesach field walls turn home runs elsewhere into long fly balls. • Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Adam Mintz Robinson Cano earned the big bucks in a new con• Glatt Kosher Supervision tract because he’s a proven hitter. Over the past five under Rabbi G. M. Garelik of Milan seasons with the Yankees, Cano batted .314, averaged 28 home runs and 103 RBI. He also won two Gold Gloves for sterling defensive play at second base. Good hitting, but he can’t compare to Cabrera. So it stands to reason that Cabrera’s next contract should top Cano’s. Increased television revenue gives teams more to spend, but it still will trickle down to us when we buy tickets. Everything is up – profits for the owners, salaries for the players, and the price we’ll have to pay to watch multimillionaires play. Author, columnist and public speaker Irwin Cohen headed a national baseball publication for five NEW years and interviewed many greats of the game. He YORK worked in the front office of a major league team for nine years and became the first Orthodox Jew to earn TOLL a World Series ring. He can be reached in his dugout FREE at irdav@sbcglobal.net.

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In Pursuit Of Truth Earlier this month Rabbi Mayer Friedman, the principal of RJJ in Staten Island, asked me to speak at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father/son breakfast. He requested that I talk on the topic of emes, truth. I challenged the boys to think about whether they are loyal to the truth. When they come home and their mothers ask them if they have homework, do they say â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? just so they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an additional bother to their mothers? When they tell a story about themselves, do they embellish the story to make themselves sound more heroic? If their fathers ask them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why are you fighting with your sister?â&#x20AC;? do they respond, â&#x20AC;&#x153;She started it,â&#x20AC;? even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not exactly the truth? Then I told the boys that emes is much more than not lying. The pasuk says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karov Hashem lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;chol korav, lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;chol asher yikraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;uhu beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hashem is close to all who call to Him, to all who call to Him in truth.â&#x20AC;? We also say in our prayers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;taheir libeinu leavdecha bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;emes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; And cleanse our hearts that we may serve You in truth.â&#x20AC;? In both these prayers, the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;truthâ&#x20AC;? can be defined as with sincerity. We say Hashem is close to those who really believe they are talking to Him, that He is near to people who have emunah that their prayers really make a difference. We ask Hashem to purify our hearts so that when we celebrate Shabbos we constantly think

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synch with Hashem it has to be truthful. In the merit of trying to purge falsehood from our speech and investing our lives with wholeheartedness and sincerity, may Hashem bless us with long life, good health and everything wonderful. Sheldon Zeitlin transcribes and edits Rabbi Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s articles. Visit Rabbi Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RabbiMMWeiss.com. Order a copy of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Bentching,â&#x20AC;? Rabbi Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamic commentary on Birkat HaMazon now available in a pocket-sized edition, by calling him at 718-916-3100. To receive a weekly cassette tape or CD directly from Rabbi Weiss, send a check to Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, P.O. Box 140726, Staten Island, NY 10314 or e-mail RMMWSI@aol.com. Attend Rabbi Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly shiur at the Landau Shul, Avenue L and East 9th Street in Flatbush, Tuesday nights at 9:30. Rabbi Weissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daf Yomi and Mishnah Yomis shiurim can be heard live on Kol Haloshon at 718-906-6400. For details, e-mail KolHaloshon@gmail.com.

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by a greater ability to see. This may be the meaning of seeing voices. Unable to hear, they compensated with their ability to see. Similarly, there may have been those who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak or who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see but were able to somehow, with Gods help, make up for this limitation at this most amazing moment in history. The idea that those who are handicapped have a place in Judaism is fundamental to Torah. Some of our greatest leaders struggled with limitations. Yitzchak couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see; Yaakov was lame for a period of time and Moshe suffered from a severe speaking handicap. Despite these difficulties, they rose to unbelievable heights. Which is the greater miracle at the time of Revelation? On the one hand, it certainly reďŹ&#x201A;ects Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intervention if all people, even those who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see, were given sight at that moment. On the other hand, Revelation, which embraces even those with limitations, makes an extraordinary statement. It teaches us that just as everyone was welcome at Sinai, so too must we do everything in our power to see to it that everyone in our community is embraced. In the end, the test of our community is the way it reaches out to the most vulnerable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the forgotten to those who are often cast aside to those with

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Sit Or Stand? Question: Is it permitted to sit during Keriat HaTorah or must one stand? Answer: The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chayim 146:4) rules that it is not obligatory to stand during Keriat HaTorah, while the Rema notes the position that one should be stringent and stand. The Mishnah Berurah (146:19) cites numerous poskim who rule leniently like the Shulchan Aruch. The Brisker Rav used to stand during Keriat HaTorah. Since Keriat HaTorah requires a minyan, it is a form of kedushah, and one must always stand for matters that require a minyan. However, HaRav Moshe Shternbuch (Teshuvot V’hanhagot, vol. 4, Orach Chayim 43) notes that Keriat HaTorah is qualitatively different than other items that require a minyan. Unlike many other mitzvot, Keriat HaTorah is a communal obligation, not an individual one. As long as 10 Jews hear Keriat HaTorah, that mitzvah is fulfilled – even if an individual Jew in the synagogue failed to listen. Such a Jew need not have the portions he missed read

over for him. (Note that the famous ancient synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt was so large that a flag was waved to inform worshipers when to respond “Baruch Hashem Hamevorach….” Now, if congregants could not hear a berachah, they surely also could not hear Keriat HaTorah. And yet, this apparently wasn’t a problem since only 10 Jews needed to hear Keriat HaTorah.) Since Keriat HaTorah is not a personal obligation upon each and every Jew, one may sit, writes Rav Shternbuch. However, this logic may not apply to all Torah readings. For example, the obligation to remember Amalek and read Parshat Zachor from the Torah may rest upon the individual, not the congregation. If so, one would be required to stand. Rabbi Cohen, a Jerusalem prize recipient, is the author of eight books on Jewish law. His latest, “Jewish Prayer the Right Way” (Urim Publications), is available at Amazon.com and select Judaica stores.

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by more than 100 members of Knesset to Obama to free him now.” Lewis summarily dismissed the claim that there is any connection between Pollard and the US spying in Israel, which was recently revealed by documents published after being leaked by Edward Snowden, an American. “The question is, whether after 27 years in prison, he still represents a security threat,” Lewis said.

Yarmulke In Division I College Sports The Algemeiner reported that Northwestern University freshman Aaron Liberman on Sunday was the first player known to wear a yarmulke in a Big Ten basketball game. Northwestern is a Division I team. According to an article in the Chicago Sun Times last month, Liberman, a 6’ 10”, 215 lb. forward from Valley Torah High in Los Angeles, is only the second Division I player to ever wear a

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Dishonesty In Jerusalem Municipality? Before the beginning of the 5774 school year, the Jerusalem Municipality publicized criteria for kollel families detailing one’s eligibility for a reduction in rates for a child’s daycare afternoon session. The document stated that a couple would have to document that together they could earn 125 of a possible 200 working points. This means that if the husband learns full-time he earns 100 points; thus the wife only needs to work a quarter of the typical workweek to become eligible for the discount. But things did not go as promised. Many full-time kollel avreichim, whose wives have at least 25 percent of a fulltime position, were told they were not eligible for the afternoon session discount. As the number of rejected avreichim increased, the matter was brought to

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Continued from p.19 And so when Barak went to Camp David and made his suicidal offers to Arafat in the presence of Clinton, I noticed that Sharon was as quiet as a worm. It was only Arafat himself who saved the day, by using Sharon’s Sept. 2000 visit to the Temple Mount as an excuse to put the kibosh on the peace process and start the Second Intifada. As a result, Israelis lost confidence in Barak and clamored for another election. Sharon crushed Barak in a landslide. My friend from Ateret Kohanim was really smiling now, raising his arm as if he held a sword in it and loudly declaring “Arik Charbi!” But I still had my doubts, not having forgotten Shamir’s description of Arik. The deadly Second Intifada was in full swing, as Palestinian suicide bombers and gunmen were wreaking havoc and murdering Israeli civilians. Sharon had been elected to put down the uprising but the newly elected American president, George W. Bush, and his secretary of state, Colin Powell, repeatedly told Sharon not to respond. This led me to mockingly point a finger toward my rav friend and cynically laugh, “Arik Charbi? Eifo [where is] Arik Charbi?” One year and more than a thousand Jewish casualties later, and only after the bloodbath of Seder night at the Park Hotel in Netanya, did Sharon start the counteroffensive to put down the uprising and disarm the terrorists. After his decisive (if belated) action, Arik won another big election in 2003. Suddenly the press began circulating stories alleging that Sharon, when he was foreign minister, had received a million dollar bribe from a South

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Continued from p.13 people of Israel. ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me. Now, if you obey Me fully and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession, for the whole earth is Mine. You will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...’ ” (Exodus 19:3-6). Moses tells this to the people, who reply collectively: “…We will do everything the Lord has said…” (Exodus 19:8). What is the significance of this exchange? It means that until the people had signified their consent, the revelation could not proceed. There is no legitimate government without the consent of the governed, even if the governor is Creator of heaven and earth. I know of few more radical ideas anywhere. To be sure, there were sages in the Talmudic period who questioned whether the acceptance of the covenant at Sinai was completely free. However, at the heart of Judaism is the idea – way ahead of its time, and not always fully realized – that the free God desires the free worship of free human beings. God, said the rabbis, does not act tyrannically with His creatures. The third, equally ahead of its time, was that the partners to the covenant were to be “all the people” – men, women and children. This fact is emphasized later on in the Torah in the mitzvah of hakhel, the septennial covenant renewal ceremony. The Torah states specifically that all the people are to be gathered together for this ceremony – “men, women and children.” A thousand years later, when Athens experi-

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By Toby Teichman Friday, January 10 marks two years since our father, Rav Avraham Ginzberg, zt”l, was suddenly taken from us. These last two years have been the most difficult of my life. Many people have told me, “You’ll see, time heals everything,” this does not seem to be the case. In fact, as time goes on, I miss my father even more. As my family and I go through life each day, the absence of my father is felt ever stronger. Sure there are “better days” and “worse days,” but the better days aren’t that great and the worse days , well, they are worse. Other people have told me, “You will see as time goes on the memories will fade.” I don’t want the memories to fade because those memories are all that I have left. I need those memories to be vivid to me so that I can still feel my father, feel his warm glow, feel his embracing smile and feel his loving hug, the hug that made you feel that he would protect you from the world no matter what it threw at you. The memories of his heartfelt laughter when he would joke around with us. How he enjoyed when his “girls” were together, and the pride he felt when his sons would speak and he would say over their divrei Torah. These memories are what I cling to. Looking back at the last two years it’s hard to imagine how I got though them. Daddy played such an intricate role in my life. Every discussion that needed clarity, every decision that needed input, where was my daddy to help me? When Daddy was alive he would give me his opinion and I knew he was right, there was no more room for debate or need for discussion because his opinion came from his pure unadulterated intellect, true daas Torah. Now, two years after his petirah, I still find myself calling out to him, asking for his guidance. So much of what he has taught me continues to guide me through even

the most challenging times. Do I still smile? Of course, I smile and I go on with my life, but it’s not the same as before. A piece of my heart, of my soul, is missing. The only nechama I have is that I know Daddy is davening for us. When I would watch him daven in this world it was so clear that he was talking to Hashem, I can only imagine what those teffilos are like when he is that much closer. I know he will beseech Hashem on our behalf to make sure we are taken care of. When we are blessed with simchas in the family or when the grandchildren reach milestones, big and small, the pain of Daddy’s absence is felt even stronger. Whether it’s a Chumash party, a siddur play or a Chanukah performance, we have a seat for Daddy in the front row, but that seat remains empty. We need Daddy to take his seat upfront to shep the nachas that he and Mommy worked so hard for and deserve. Although we know he is shepping nachas looking down from his lofty place in Shamayim, we need to see him, we need to see his face. What we would give to just see his warm glowing smile just one more time. We need our Daddy. To my mother, we know that as difficult as it has been for us over the past two years, we can’t fathom how difficult it has been for you. Your have continued to provide and take care of all your children, now not only as the amazing mother you have always been, but providing us with much of what we are missing since Daddy’s passing. Daddy left you large shoes to fill, yet you gather the strength to continue to forge ahead and lead our family. We long for the day when our family will be reunited once again, with all the families of Klal Yisroel, with the coming of Mashiach. Until that day, I will continue to miss my Daddy and try to make him proud. Yehi zichro baruch.

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In Loving Memory Of My Mother, Miriam Watkin By Faith Fogelman My mother’s ninth yahrzeit is approaching. She had great beauty, positive social energy, and also had great challenges, notably congenital physical disabilities. As a young person, she could not walk very well and subsequently could not walk at all. She also had limited use of her left arm and hand. She drove a car with power-steering which I thought was made just for her. The physical side of life was unavailable to my mother. We could not enjoy long walks, play tennis, or even play miniature golf. I was not enveloped by deprivation since she gave so much while sedentary. I never saw her as a woman with physical disabilities, she was mom. Just as children of parents with foreign accents understand every word, my mother’s

limitations were very natural to me. Her disabilities provided an inadvertent education that strengthened my awareness and sharpened my sensitivity for all those with differences. Since my mother came of age and maturity long before the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), she viewed access barriers as her individual problem. She knew how to ask the right questions about access before to going to new places; I overheard and learned, too. Yet, physical access issues were a small part of my disability education. While growing up, I was educated about condescension towards people with disabilities and all the nuances therein.

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On The 9th Yahrzeit Of My Father, Rav Yisroel Issar Sonnenschein (Sunshine) By Rabbi David Sunshine On the 21st day of Shevat, it will be the ninth yahrzeit of my saintly and beloved father, Rav Yisroel Issar Sonnenscein, zt”l. On the shloshim of his petirah I wrote an article that detailed some of his exemplary accomplishments. I said at that time that my loss was unbearable. As it says in Eicha regarding the churban, “Your breach who can heal it for you.” Although I think of my father and mother all the time, Hashem gives us the strength to carry on. What I attempt to do is learn from my parents’ good deeds and try in some small way to emulate them, although I know I will always fall short. My father and mother, a”h, suffered the churban of the Holocaust. They also lost my sister (Shaindel) at six months old due to pneumonia. However, they remained steadfast in their emunah and in their avodas Hashem. My father was a musmach

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Continued from p.75 My mother was a very good wife, mother, worked in secretarial positions, pursued hobbies, and had a wide network of friends, but simultaneously traveled along a different path. She faced perennial attitudinal barriers, some of which were overt and some were covert. Depending on her mood, motivation, and the issue at hand, she addressed attitudes in different ways. Many people with minimal exposure to disability equate physical differences with an inabil-

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Notice of Qual. of West 17th Street And Tenth Avenue Realty, LLC f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/10/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 11/1/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o Howard Rappaport, 201 W 70th St Apt 33K, New York, NY 10023. Foreign add: 160 Greentree Dr Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. f led with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy Of State, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2130 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Notice of formation of 1309 FIFTH STREET DC, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/2013. Off ce location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC, Attn: Jon Ward, Esq., 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste 601, Uniondale, NY 11553. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2131 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

DEBORAH LEE FONG, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Deborah Lee Fong, 269 8th St., Apt. 1L, Brooklyn, NY 11215. General Purpose. JP# 2132 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Park Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/13. LLC formed on 12/31/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: c/o McRory and McRory, P.L.L.C., 124 Cherry Valley Ave., Garden City, NY 11530, Attn: Raymond J. McRory, Esq., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2133 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Name of LLC: Julien Noelle Productions LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State: 1/6/14. Office loc.: Rockland Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2134 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Notice of Qualif cation of MPH-1 The Edge LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006. LLC formed in DE on 12/2/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2135 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Cornell Meserole Member DE LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Off ce location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Huntington St, Brooklyn, NY 11231. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2155 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Shirtnopants LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 398 Franklin Ave #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2140 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Law Off ce of Jason H. Rosenblum, PLLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/19/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 55 Washington St. #253C Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2141 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Stream of Consciousness LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/26/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 101 Jackson Ave. #3R Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2142 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Hand & Mind LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/10/13. Off ce:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 90 Rockledge Ave. Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2143 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Dirty gloves drain services LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/10/13. Off ce:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 4460 Baychester Ave. Bronx, NY, 10466. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2144 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Electric arts f lms LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/14/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address c/o David Stekert. 70 St. Marks Pl. #5F New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2145 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 Radar Alternative Fund LP Authority f led SSNY 4/8/13. Off ce:NY Co. LP formed DE 4/3/13 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LP may be served and shall mail copy to c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Cert of Formation f led DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2146 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Sentinel growth fund management LLC Authority f led SSNY 4/8/13. Off ce:NY Co. LLC formed DE 4/3/13 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Cert of Formation f led DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity JP# 2147 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Albans Media, LLC. Application for Authority was f led with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/01/11. The LLC was originally f led with the Secretary of State of Delaware on 12/08/10. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Albans Media, LLC, 315 Flatbush Avenue, Suite 536, Brooklyn, New York 11217. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. JP# 2148 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Vuelta Management Group, LLC Authority f led SSNY 7/26/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. LLC formed MN 10/7/09 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 1043 Grand Ave.#283 Saint Paul, MN 55105. Cert of Formation f led with MN SOS, 60 Empire Dr., #100 Saint Paul, MN 55103. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2153 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Yeah Mon Foods, LLC. Articles of Organization f led with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on January 7, 2014. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Off ce address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is Yeah Mon Foods, LLC: 20 Hissarlik Way, Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose of LLC: To engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2154 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of QT Capital LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/7/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the registered agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2124 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Platyan Insurance Agency, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Off ce:Rockland. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2125 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Tasf ya Contracting LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/6/14. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 517 E 34th St 1st Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: General. JP# 2126 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Quogue Aviation LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/17/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 50 W. 57th St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10019, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2136 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

1233 Mcdonald realty LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/10/14. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1233 Mcdonald Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2137 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Phalinex LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/19/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 346 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2138 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Reasons Y, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/16/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Murtagh, Cohen & Byrne, Esqs. 100 N. Park Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2150 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Yater Limited Liability Company Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/11/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 24 Alice Ct. East Rockaway, NY 11518. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2151 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of ABBM KFC LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 549 Empire Blvd., Ste 100, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2157 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of SOUNDTEK LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5117 11th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2158 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

ity exacerbation. However, she continued to appreciate what she had and maintained an active social life. Nobody thought of excluding my parents from simchas or parties. She also gave and comforted others, never thinking that life revolves around herself. Mom was truly gorgeous, an actress who liked to pose for my father’s camera. She taught me that a positive demeanor is the key to a successful life coupled with moving from self. She was an excellent role model about how to be a complete and warm human being. All her lessons, including an inadvertent disability education, continue to serve me well.

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Continued from p.75 My father gave the utmost love and respect to my mother, a tzadekes in her own right. My mother was an avid Tehillim reader. My father respected my mother’s opinion, as it says of Avraham, “All that Sarah tells you listen to her voice.” My mother was loathsome of lashon hara. Both my parents were careful to conduct their business in a meticulously honest fashion. My parents lived for spirituality not materialism. I could go on and on lauding my parents’ accomplishments. I am sure that in their zechus, my children and grandchildren are all involved in Torah and mitzvos. However, I want to hone in on one major aspect of their accomplishments. Although my parents were exemplary in their dealings with Hashem, they were equally zealous in their interaction with people. At the risk of death, my mother stole food from the Nazi kitchens to feed other starving Jews. My mother ran to do chesed for others. I can vividly remember while we were vacationing in Rockaways that a parent was mistreating a disabled child. My mother intervened and stopped the abuse. I learned that maintaining a low profile may be good for your health and good name, but may not be the right thing to do. The term tzadik connotes doing things correctly. After my mother’s passing, I found out that my mother used to often lend her oven to her next door neighbor. Both my parents empathized with others and internalized their problems as if it were their own. They displayed their ahavas Yisrael in action. They tried to make peace between people even under very difficult situations. These are the major lessons I learned from my parents. I ask two questions often of my talmidim and fellow shul congregants. First, why does the Shemoneh Esrei end with the brachah of “Shalom”? Would it not have been more appropriate to end with “Modim,” the brachah we thank Hashem for all of the daily miracles? Or better yet, “Retzei”, the brachah we wish for the rebuilding of the Beth Hamikdash. After all, we end the Shemoneh Esrei with the request that the Temple be speedily rebuilt in our times. I think the answer is obvious. If we do not end in peace, we have accomplished nothing. Everything before peace is just a prelude to peace. Second, is it a mitzvah to love your parents? We know we must respect and fear our parents. The answer is there is no specific mitzvah to love one’s parents. However, we must love our fellow Jew as oneself. This also applies to our parents. I had no trouble loving my parents. As Holocaust survivors, who lost their parents, I never was zocheh to meet my grandparents. My parents were my parents, grandparents and primary teachers all in one. This was a tremendous task. Yet, as hard as I tried, I could not repay my parents for a modicum of the good they bestowed on me. All of us should love, respect and fear our parents while we can. In the zechus of our fostering shalom and love between all of klal Yisrael, may we be zocheh for the coming of Mashiach speedily in our time.

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Letters To The Editor Unbelievably, the sign has been missing again for several months. An August letter to Mayor Nir Barkat did not bring any response. Neither did multiple complaints to the municipality ombudsman office, the state comptroller, director of the Sochnut and the Knesset public complaints committee. The chronically “missing” street sign is especially troubling since Jerusalem has no streets named after the other “Wallenbergs” – those human beings who risked their livelihoods and their lives to rescue Jews. Foreign Ministry bureaucrats have twice declined the suggestion that a plaque be placed in their building thanking Wallenberg and other diplomats for rescuing many Jews during the Holocaust. The Knesset similar-

ly twice declined to honor three members of the first Knesset, Hillel Kook and his colleagues Samuel Merlin and Eri Jabotinsky, though it was their U.S.-based rescue committee’s activism that led to Wallenberg’s mission in Budapest, among other rescue-related activities. The question concerning the regularly disappearing Wallenberg sign is why is this happening – and is it happening at anyone’s instruction? Are we trying to score points with Wallenberg’s abductors, the Russians? Is it too much to ask that Mayor Barkat immediately have the street sign replaced by January 17, the 69th anniversary of Wallenberg’s abduction from Budapest by the Russians? Larry Pfeffer Jerusalem

Every Child A Gem As a mother and grandmother, learning specialist and educational psychologist, michanechet, milamedet, and educator/administrator, I was touched but not surprised by Rabbi Eliyahu Safran’s Dec. 27 front-page essay, “The Disposable Student.” There are several issues attached to the distressing and stressful situation of children being rejected by a yeshiva or day school; three main ones are: capability/training; funding; and community culture/values. Unfortunately, I cannot expound in detail on these here. On “one leg”: Whether due to environment, social/family dynamics, etc., or more accurate diagnostic tests and advancements in neuropsychology, there has been a tremendous increase in bona fide learning challenges since the years when yeshivot accepted everyone with joy, and not only are teachers not properly trained to understand how children learn (and apply that understanding) and how to accommodate different learning, they are often working from inappropriate curricula and models, and individuals who are not educators are setting policy for education. As for community culture and values, there are issues of stigma, status and prestige that prevent parents (often concerned about shidduch chances and family reputation in the community) and administrations (often with a vision of “class” beyond the classroom for their students and the parents) from making decisions that are best for children. Another factor is specialization: a generation ago there may have been one big school for a community and that was it, and though parents were just grateful to have a Jewish school, it was often frustrating to parents who wanted a different approach for their children. Now that there are, ke’’h, ken yirbu, more children in our communities, it is possible to specialize according to subculture and/or academic emphases – “chanoch l’naar al pi darko.” Not every school is right for every child, and it is unrealistic and idealizing to think that yeshivot in the “good old days” could educate every child: if children had learning or behavioral or emotional chal-

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lenges, they were usually punished or swept along, uneducated, miseducated, often with feelings of inadequacies and disenfranchisement for lack of ability to keep up. Though theoretically any school could educate any child, it would require a tremendous amount of funds for welltrained staff, enough staff for necessary ratios, supply and space accommodations, etc. If an administration feels a child is “not a good fit” for a school, there are steps it can take: understand why it is not a good fit (are there challenges the school does not know how/wish to/is unable to handle?); help the family help the child and the school so that the child can fit, and/or help the family find a school that would be right for the child. To simply toss out a child without helping to find an appropriate alternative learning situation is unkind, to say the least. It disenfranchises a Jewish child (and perhaps the family) and throws away a precious jewel. This is a problem of the Jewish community on the whole. Since we are responsible for each other, we need to make sure that Jewish children are getting what they need – not just physically but also socially, spiritually, emotionally, and educationally. Kicking out a child does not help meet any of these needs. This should be a community issue that all rabbis of all walks and approaches address. In the meantime, I offer my services to any families who are forced to home-school their children because schools have rejected them. I cannot help full-time with educating your children, but I can help with curriculum, addressing learning issues, etc. I also offer my services to schools who might like to help students with differences but do not know how. And I offer my services to rabbonim, who I hope will rise to the task to provide a network or framework or safety net so that all Jewish children can be educated with love and joy. Not every school is right for every child, but every child is a gem that needs the right setting. I can be reached at every1aGem@ aol.com. Nechamah Goldfarb (Via E-Mail)

Yet it was in the latter sphere that the great and enduring blemish on his public service arose. By ordering the forced, unilateral eviction of the entire Jewish population of the Gaza Strip as some will-othe-wisp gesture to peace, Mr. Sharon showed the world that reciprocity henceforth would no longer be a principle of

the Jewish state in its dealings with the Arabs, that Jewish interests were expendable, and that exerting pressure on Israel is a policy that ultimately bears fruit. And these are dangerous impressions, whatever Mr. Sharon’s motivations and expectations were when he made that fateful decision.

The Times’s Distorted Mideast Lens On January 1 The New York Times headlined a lengthy news story on the Palestinian refusal to consider recognition of Israel as a Jewish state in the following fashion: “Sticking Point in Peace Talks: Recognition of a Jewish State.” The piece began: As Middle East peace talks churn on, Israel has catapulted to the fore an issue that may be even more intractable than the old ones like security and settlements: a demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made such recognition the pillar of his public statements in recent weeks, calling it “the real key to peace,” “the minimal requirement” and “an essential condition.” Israeli, American and Palestinian officials all say it has become a core issue in the negotiations that started last summer…. Critics skeptical of Mr. Netanyahu’s commitment to a twostate solution to the long-running conflict say that recognition of a Jewish state is a poison pill that he is raising only to scuttle the talks. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has repeatedly said that the Palestinians will never agree to it…. Contrast the tone of that story with a Jan. 11 Times article, written, as was the first one, by Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren, on Israel’s announcement of new housing construction in Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The headline on that one read “In Blow to Peace Effort, Israel Publishes Plans for New Housing in Settlements,” and the story said, in pertinent part:

The Israeli government on Friday published plans to build 1,400 housing units in Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move the chief Palestinian negotiator condemned as a “slap” to Secretary of State John Kerry’s intense push for a Middle East peace deal.... It continues a pattern that began with the peace talks last summer, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struggled to please his politically complex coalition government by both engaging in the talks and continuing to expand settlements, something the Palestinians and many world powers contend undermines the prospects for a two-state solution. “Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a message to Mr. Kerry today, and the message reads, ‘Do not continue your peace efforts,’ the Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said in an interview. “They know very well that this destroys the peace process.” So for the Times, the Palestinian refusal to even consider the notion of a Jewish state is a mere “sticking point in peace talks” while Israel’s plans for new housing is a “blow to [the] peace effort.” Never mind that the seminal Balfour Resolution spoke of “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” as far back as 1917, and that the 1948 UN Partition Resolution provided for the establishment of “Jewish” and “Arab” states in Palestine. The Times just gave its website a complete overhaul in a bid to lure more readers, who must pay for reading Times articles online. In terms of its biased Mideast coverage, however, it’s definitely a case of same old, same old.


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Notice of Formation of Reid & Wise Consulting, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-40 39th Ave., Ste. 507, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1984 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Acme Internet Trading LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4170 Main St., B3878, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1986 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of 2076 Hylan Blvd Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 935 Sinclair Ave., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1998 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Northline Music LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/19/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 561 Hudson St# 8 New York, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2010 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Bevin Lake Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 711 Westchester Ave., Suite 1A, White Plains, NY 10604. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2023 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Flato, Friedman., LLC Authority f led SSNY 10/3/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed DE 5/28/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 185 West End Ave #5C New York, NY 10023. Cert of Formation f led DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2034 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Al Arcadia Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14075 Ash Ave., Ste. 2E, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1985 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Atlas Pharmacy LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9213 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, NY 11427. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1987 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Acme Internet Trading LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4170 Main St., B3878, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1986 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of C&H Prosperity LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13338 41st Rd., Ste. 2N, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1988 1/3,10,17,24,31.2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Atlas Pharmacy LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9213 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, NY 11427. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1987 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Blue Net Ref ections LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Tammy Dr., Middletown, NY 10941. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1989 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of C&H Prosperity LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13338 41st Rd., Ste. 2N, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1988 1/3,10,17,24,31.2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Blue Net Ref ections LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Tammy Dr., Middletown, NY 10941. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1989 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of QBM Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/05. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108-49 63rd Ave., Ste. 1B, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1990 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of SE Asia Brands, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 Main St., #N404, NY, NY 10044. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1991 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of Uz-Plus, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11-03 36th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11106. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1992 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Station LIC, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10-37 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1993 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Blue Net Ref ections LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Tammy Dr., Middletown, NY 10941. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1994 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of B H Third LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Frankfurt Rd., #202, Monroe, NY 10950. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1995 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of QBM Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/05. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108-49 63rd Ave., Ste. 1B, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1990 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of BTC Holdings NY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 900 S. Ave., Ste. 101, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1999 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of BTC Tottenville, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 900 S. Ave., Ste. 101, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2000 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of B & D Pest Solutions LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Norwich St., Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2001 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Notice of Formation of V3 Enterprises, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 N. Airmont Rd., Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2002 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of SE Asia Brands, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 Main St., #N404, NY, NY 10044. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1991 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of NTC Communications LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Sunny Ridge Rd., New Hempstead, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2003 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Uz-Plus, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11-03 36th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11106. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1992 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of formation of Cortlandt Operations LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/2012. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1035 East 27th St., Brooklyn NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2004 1/3,10,17,24,31.2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Station LIC, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10-37 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1993 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Sahhuri LLC Arts of Org f led with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Off ce: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Cottage Blvd, Hicksville, NY 11801. General Purposes. JP# 2005 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Blue Net Ref ections LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Tammy Dr., Middletown, NY 10941. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1994 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Salamon Group Investors LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Dogwood Ave, Roslyn, NY 11575. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2008 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of B H Third LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Frankfurt Rd., #202, Monroe, NY 10950. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1995 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of 65 Road LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Dogwood Ave, Roslyn, NY 11575. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1207 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Four asteria realty, L.L.C. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/6/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 25-87 37th St. #100 Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2011 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Lot No. 50 LLC. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/24/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o William Reed 106 Jackson St. #1R Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2012 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 90 Lakewood Drive, LLC. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Off ce: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 92 Lakewood Dr. Congers, NY 10920. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2013 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 21 East 9 Realty LLC. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Robert Cohen PO Box 496 New York, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2014 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Lakhani & Jordan Consultants LLC. Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/11/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 17 Thomas St. Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2015 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Media Azur, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/8/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 330 E. 38 St. #53C New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2016 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Harlem Juice Bar LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/2/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1590 Madison Ave #16F New York, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2017 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Wendy Harris Law, PLLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/4/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 300 W. 110th St. #4K New York, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2018 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Capstone Consulting LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/6/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 2209 Brody Ln. Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2019 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 VF Solutions LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/22/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 200 E. 90th St. #7A New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2020 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14 Florida Capital Group, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/26/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 74 W. 47th St. New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2021 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of PF Cali, LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/5/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2024 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of L&M Edgecombe Preservation Managers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/30/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2025 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of PF Cali Holdings, LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2026 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of JGJg Holding Company, LLC filed under the original name JGJG Holding Company, LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2027 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Olive Catherine Realty LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/18/09. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Pineapple St, Ste 1G, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2028 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of 219 East Burnside LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/4/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Fahd Musleh, 219 E. Burnside Ave., Bronx, NY 10457. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2029 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Lloyd Patel LLP. Cert. of Registration f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136 E. 57th St, Ste 1105, New York, NY 10022. The name and address of the registered agent is Lloyd Patel LLP, 97-07 67th Ave, Apt 2D, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2030 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

MANHATTAN PAIN MEDICINE, PLLC, a Prof. LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 12/10/2013. Off ce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 W 42nd St. #21G, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Medicine. JP# 2031 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of B&M Transport LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 Fort Van Tyle Rd., Port Jervis, NY 12771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1996 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

ALUSTRETCH NY LLC, a domestic LLC, f led with the SSNY on 8/29/2013. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 93 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215. General Purpose. JP# 2006 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Two Nil, LLC Authority f led SSNY 12/4/13. Off ce:NY Co. LLC formed DE 8/1/08. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 11825 Major St. #106 Culver City, CA 90230. Cert of Formation f led DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2022 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Alive Products USA I LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/28/12. Off ce loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 2/8/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Trolley Square, Ste. 20C, Wilmington, DE 19806, the principal off ce addr. of LLC. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP#2032 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of Foam First Enterprise LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2317 Mountain Rd., Otisville, NY 10963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1997 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of Formation of TSWS Associates LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 264 Meacham Ave, Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2009 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274912 for n-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 41-14 162nd Street, Flushing, NY 11358 for on-premises consumption. Zu Rang NY Inc. JP# 2039 1/10,17/14

Manual physical therapy and nursing care, PT & RN, PLLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/1/13. Off ce:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 8733 Justice Ave #3 Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2033 1/3,10,17,24,31,2/7/14

Notice of formation of 1121 39TH STREET LLC. Articles of Organization f led with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/10/2013. Office located in Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1121 39TH STREET LLC, 504 46TH ST, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 2035 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 27 Brevoort LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/2006. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 1435 Reed Drive, East Meadow,NY 11554. . Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2036 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, number 1275792 for beer, liquor and wine, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and wine, at retail in a bar/tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 500 W. 143rd Street, #4 a/k/a 126 Hamilton Place, New York, County of New York, for on premises consumption. Signed 126 Hamilton Place, LLC, trading as Hog’s Head Tavern JP# 2037 1/10,17/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1275462 or Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 159 East 55th St., New York, NY 10022 for on-premise consumption. Neo Universe Corp d/b/a Hinata Ramen JP# 2038 1/10,17/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1275153 for On-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Karaoke Bar under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 149-38 41st Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355 for on-premises consumption. AKNY & Co Inc. JP# 2040 1/10,17/14 S U P R E M E C O U RT - C O U N T Y O F KINGS EASTERN SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff against BENITO BELCHES a/k/a BENITA BELCHES, et al Defendant(s). BENITO BELCHES, Plaintiff against BILL ALBURY, et al Third Party Defendants. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated December 5, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on the 13th day of February, 2014 at 2:30 PM premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the westerly side of Clermont Avenue, distant 249 feet 4 1/2 inches southerly from the southwesterly corner of Clermont and Dekalb Avenues; being a plot 100 feet by 11 feet 2 inches by 26 feet 8 inches by 6 feet 6 inches by 73 feet 4 inches by 17 feet 6 inches. Block: 2104 Lot: 43 Said premises known as 306 CLERMONT AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 1,070,870.40 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of f led judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 5792/09. CHARLES F. OTEY, ESQ., Referee. KRISS & FEUERSTEIN LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 360 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10017 JP# 2041 1/10,17,24,31/14 55 East 59TH LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2042 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 971 Madison LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2043 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 773 Madison LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2044 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14


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250 Eighth avenue associates, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/29/97. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Peter Loucas 20 Sintsink Drive W. Port Washington, NY, 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2045 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Hollis Leasehold LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 32nd Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2059 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of SMA Holdings Management, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/30/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/23/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sterling Equities, 111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 1102, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2068 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of STRATEGIC PARTNERS FUND VI, L.P. Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Off ce location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/28/13. Princ. off ce of LP: 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2081 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

33 Trinity Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 17 Chestnut Hill Drive, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: General. JP# 2095 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of Spring Bridge 182 LLC f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/23/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 12/20/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 590 Madison Ave. 34th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Foreign add: Registered Agents Legal Services, LLC, 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State Of DE, Division of Corporations,, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2108 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Bcegi, LLC Authority f led SSNY 11/22/13. Off ce:NY Co. LLC formed in TX on3/26/07 and is active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to c/o The Alvarez Law Firm 24005 Ventura Blvd. Calabasas, CA 91302. Cert of Form. f led TX SOS PO Box 13697 Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2046 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Owl Tours LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 1601 Broadway #12F New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2047 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Piccolo Fiore Properties LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2113 68th St. Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2048 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Firehouse Ornaments LLC, Authority f led SSNY 9/5/13. Off ce:Kings Co. LLC formed NV 8/14/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 152 Montague St. #3 Brooklyn, NY 11201 . Cert of Formation f led with NV SOS, 202 North Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2049 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

1330 St. Johns Place LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Off ce: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to PO Box 981 Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2050 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

156 Skillman LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Off ce:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to PO Box 981 Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2051 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Hidden Gems Archery LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/5/13. Off ce: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 900 Magenta St. Bronx, NY 10469. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2052 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Level Floors Company LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/4/13. Effective 1/1/14. Off ce:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 33 Power House Rd. Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2053 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 25 West 25th LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 1778 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14 Glasswing Solutions LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/7/13. Off ce: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus address 350 Woodland Dr., S. Hempstead, NY 11550. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2055 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Augenbaum Brothers LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/27/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 539 Eastern Pkwy, 3rd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2056 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Everything Electronix LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1965 E. 16th St, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2057 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Good Cop Great Cop, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 319 Manhattan Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11211. The name and address of the Registered Agent is Matthew Porter, 319 Manhattan Ave, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2058 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Revaz Chachanashvili Law Group, PLLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108-17 72nd Ave, Ste 2E, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2060 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Waltham Hotel LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:1300 Tonnelle Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2061 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualif cation of State Castle Title Agency, L.P. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Off ce location: New York County. Limited Partnership formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 10/22/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 292 Madison Ave, 20th Fl., New York, NY 10017. NJ address of LP: 1125 Ocean Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Cert. of Limited Partnership f led with NJ State Treasurer, 225 W. State St, 3rd Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2062 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Flushing Commons Property Owner, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 11/25/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o Rockefeller Group Development Corp., 1221 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10020. LLC formed in DE on 11/22/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2063 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Princeton I.V. Capital Advisors, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 1/12/11. Name amended to Princeton Ivy Capital Advisors, LLC. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 80 Broad St., Floor 5, NY, NY 10004. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Howard A. Neuman, Esq., Satterlee Stephens, et al., 230 Park Ave., Ste. 1130, NY, NY 10169. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2064 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of MYC Owner LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 300 N. Main St., Ste. 402, Greenville, SC 29601. LLC formed in DE on 12/19/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2065 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Atwood Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 105 Lexington Avenue, #2E, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2066 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of SEE Holdings Management, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/30/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/23/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sterling Equities, 111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 1102, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2067 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of MEC TCT LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Elizabeth Sosnow, 500 5th Ave., Ste. 300, New York, NY 10110. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2070 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of Downtown Investors II, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/30/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/27/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sterling Equities, 111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 1102, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2069 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1275299 for beer, liquor and wine has been applied for by Hi Hello, LLC a/k/a Hi Hello to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 247 Starr St., Bklyn, NY 11237, Kings County for on premises consumption. Applicant: Hi Hello, LLC, a/k/a Hi Hello. JP# 2071 1/10,17/14 Notice of Formation of 10 Cobbetts Lane, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 238 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2072 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of 1519 Dekalb LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2073 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Zoom Energy Holding LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Metropolitan Ave., 2D, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2074 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Malcolm Gold LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2075 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Skunk and Main LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1000 Bridge Ln., Cutchogue, NY 11935. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2076 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Northshore Ecowash, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/25/08. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Rt. 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2077 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of Giant Holdings, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/25/08. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Rt. 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2078 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of 305 Orinoco Drive LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Off ce location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2120 5th Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2079 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Notice of Formation of ELITE PETS, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13, with an effective date of 1/1/14. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Samual J. Levy, 550 Undercliff Ave., Apt. 2B, Edgewater, NJ 07020. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2080 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualif cation of 659 PARTNERS LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/05/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State for the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2082 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 H J’s Stone Artistry Restorations L.L.C. Arts. of Org. f led with SSNY on 11/15/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Henry Johnson, 2764 Hedwig Dr., Yorktown Heights, NY 105983226. General Purposes. JP# 2083 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 ARI Assets LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with SSNY on 11/13/13. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2747 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235. General Purposes. JP# 2084 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 35 Brighton, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with SSNY on 12/12/13. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 35 Brighton 2nd Pl., #3A, Brooklyn, NY 11235. General Purposes. JP# 2085 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Styller CPA PLLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/6/12. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 776 East 4th St. Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2087 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Inzlicht equities LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/19/13. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 3 A Vincent Rd. Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2088 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 SLT UES, LLC Arts of Org. f led NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/3/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2089 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 LUNDI CREATIVE LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 11/08/2013. Off ce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Magnus B. Magnusson, 113 North 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2090 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 North Berry Capital Group LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/02. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Simon Klein, Esq., 1507 Avenue M, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 2091 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 R.A. Troutman Residence LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Singer & Falk, Inc., 48 S Service Rd Ste 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: General. JP# 2092 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Premier West 24, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 11/13/2113.Purpose: General. JP# 2093 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14 Two Counties Grand Development LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mirabella Law Group PLLC, 400 Garden City Plz Ste 405, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: General. JP# 2094 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Premier 260 Bowery, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 11/19/2113.Purpose: General. JP# 2096 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Premier 138 Greene, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 8/12/2111.Purpose: General. JP# 2097 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

SSAB Brown LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1075 Weaver St, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: General. JP# 2098 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

252 Schenectady LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4403 15th Ave #155, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 2099 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

ZLW LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4403 15th Ave #155, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 2100 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

AHSAS LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Reinhardt LLP, 44 Wall St 10th Fl, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: General. JP# 2101 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Premier 1151-1153 Broadway, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 10/7/2113.Purpose: General. JP# 2102 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

806 Flushing LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/05. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o F & G Company, 580 5th Ave Rm 1812, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: General. JP# 2103 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

B&W Care LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 20 E Robert Pitt Dr, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 2104 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Premier 180 Orchard, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 10/17/2113.Pur pose: General. JP# 2105 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of Open Sky LLC OPEN SKY (DELAWARE) LLC f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/27/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 9/11/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Gilder Gagnon & Howe Co. LLC, 3 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 400, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2107 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

General & Cosmetic Dentistry Of New York PLLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1644 E 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: Dentistry. JP# 2106 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of the formation of the above named Professional Limited Liability Company (“PLLC”) Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on 12/19/2013. Office Location: County of Westchester. . The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The PLLC, 480 Bedford Rd., Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: to practice medicine. JP# 2109 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of formation of MECHANICAL MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/2013. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 925 Saw Mill River Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2110 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Blueberry Apartments LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/26/13. Off ce location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 33 Murray Hill Dr, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2111 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Axel Stawski Holdings, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/27/13. Off ce location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process is c/o Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross LLP, 530 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activities JP# 2112 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of E. Stawski 565/1212, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/26/13. Off ce location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process is c/o Hofheimer Gartlir & Gross LLP, 530 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2113 1/10,17,24,31,2/7,14/14

Notice of Qualif cation of Bayshore Capital Holdings, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 11/21/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in MI on 10/23/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MI and principal business addr.: 31200 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Arts. of Org. filed with Director, Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1775 12/20,27,1/3,10,17,24/14

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY. CARVER FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Pltf. vs. WORD AFLAME COMMUNITY CHURCH INC., et al, Defts. Index #21344/10. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated November 26, 2013, I will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams St., Brooklyn NY on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., prem. k/a 9502-9506 Glenwood Rd., Brooklyn, NY. Said property located at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Glenwood Road (formerly Avenue G) with the easterly side of East 95th Street; Running thence southerly along the easterly side of East 95th Street 90 feet; Thence easterly and parallel with Glenwood Road 55 feet; Thence northerly and parallel with East 95th Street 90 feet to the southerly side of Glenwood Road; Thence westerly along the southerly side of Glenwood Road 55 feet to the point or place of beginning. Said premises also known as and by: 9502, 9504 and 9506 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, New York. Approx. amt. of judgment is $1,197,682.35 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of f led judgment and terms of sale. JACK SEGAL, Referee. JASPAN SCHLESINGER, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 300 Garden City Plaza, 5th Floor, Garden City, NY. #83659 JP# 2114 1/17,24,31,2/7/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of OVM Realty, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Off ce location: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Nixon Peabody LLP, 677 Broadway, 10th Fl., Albany, NY 12207, Attn: Michael Avent. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2115 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14


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‘No Lord, Not Me!’ (Continued from Front Page) This sense of connection was discernible in Moshe’s first recorded action. Though pampered as Pharaoh’s adopted grandson, Moshe strongly empathized with his embattled, embittered brethren, and would often come to “look at their burdens” (Shemos 2:10). One day he observed an Egyptian taskmaster beating a Hebrew slave mercilessly. Moshe, possessor of a compassionate and tender heart, intervened and killed the oppressor. Through this single incident, the youthful Moshe demonstrated a number of qualities that would define his future as a leader. First, by voluntarily leaving the palace and going out to spend time with his oppressed and downtrodden brethren, Moshe displayed personal humility. He felt himself to be no better than the others, despite his privileged status. Power and privilege can lead to arrogance, but Moshe checked his ego as he exited the palace doors. Second, he actively chose to identify and sympathize with the Hebrew slaves when there was no requirement for him to do so. He had been fortunate enough to escape the rigors of servitude at an early age, and had no obvious motive to remain involved with his people. If anything, he had reason to keep his distance, out of concern that such connection would compromise his privileged social position. But that did not stop this young leader from taking responsibility and action. Third, in killing the Egyptian, Moshe placed the needs of another above his own. Moshe well knew the consequence of his action – state execution – before he committed it. He easily could have looked the other way. Not only was he completely unfamiliar with the victim, but such abuse had occurred often enough without any previous opposition. Was his action really going to make a difference anyway? Moshe also had his own future with which to be concerned. Why was this man’s blood redder than his own? Besides, how would it look if the one Hebrew to whom the Egyptians had displayed open clemency would rise up and kill one of the royal taskmasters? Moshe allowed none of these justifications to prevent him from doing what he felt was right. Because of this incident, Moshe was forced to fl ee for his life. Eventually he arrived in Midian. There, he came upon seven young shepherdesses, all daughters of the excommunicated priest Yisro. They had gathered at the local well to water their father’s fl ocks. Other shepherds maltreated them, trying to drive the girls from the area. As with the beaten slave in Egypt, Moshe stepped in and intervened on behalf of these strangers. “But the shepherds came and drove them away; so Moshe arose and rescued them and watered their flocks” (Shemos 2:17). Soon afterward he was invited to Yisro’s home and accepted the hand of his eldest daughter, Tzipporah, in marriage. Moshe soon began to shepherd Yisro’s flock. It was in this capacity that he experienced his first divine revelation, which also contained his initial directive. “An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of re from within the thorn bush, and behold, the thorn bush was burning with re, but the thorn bush was not being consumed…. The Lord said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of their slave drivers, for I know their pains…. So now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, and take My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt” (Shemos 3:1-4, 7-8, 10). His reply revealed the special qualities we noted above; deep humility and selflessness – traits would come to defi ne him and his leadership throughout his career and for all posterity: “But Moshe said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should take the children of Israel out of Egypt’ ” (Shemos 3:11). He remained resistant and self-effacing even as God persisted in his ask. “Moshe said to the Lord, ‘I beseech You, O Lord. I am not a man of words…for I am heavy of mouth and heavy of tongue’ ” (Shemos 4:10). Moshe was not posturing. He genuinely viewed himself inadequate for the task, and would not readily accept God’s directive if he felt there were a worthier option. So strong were his feelings on the matter that rather than accept what he felt was an unwarranted promotion, he was willing to forgo what promised to become a deep, lasting relationship with the Almighty. Nonetheless, when the dust settled Moshe went anyway, knowing the job had to get done.

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Contrary to Moshe’s assumption of a quick deliverance for the Hebrew nation, things would get much worse before any signs of improvement would be discernible. Pharaoh categorically rejected Moshe’s demand for emancipation. Moreover, he increased their workload, forcing them to meet past work quotas while also collecting the straw needed to form bricks. Moshe easily could have walked away at that point. He had done his job in going before Pharaoh, an uncomfortable role he had never wanted to begin with. His efforts were unsuccessful and had actually caused more detriment than good. But it was not about him and his personal successes. It was about emancipating his people. So he stuck with it, and even took God to task when it appeared He was not delivering on His promise. (See Shemos 5:22-23.) Moshe knew that leading the Hebrews out of Egypt was his calling, not a job. He would persevere until the very end.

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n his role of God’s principal emissary to Pharaoh, Moshe dutifully represented his Maker to the Egyptian ruler. This meant brokering some very diffi cult and contentious talks. Minimally, it required that he deliver strong, ominous messages that were sure to raise the ire of the sovereign. Even so, he fulfilled each task with tact and perseverance, fully focused on achieving national liberation. At the same time, the shepherd-turned-leader emerged as the caring, trusted intermediary between God and His nation. At first, Moshe’s role was limited to delivering promises of salvation. In this capacity, Moshe greatly enhanced his reputation and credibility by delivering on each of his promises. By directing the Hebrew nation to multiple wins, small at first and then eventually much larger, he became viewed as a winner, someone who would invariably find a way to victory.

umility is perhaps the least understood uality a person may possess. ften it is perceived as a form of mee ness, a reticence that stems from a lac of self conf dence or an unwillingness to stand up and assert oneself. ut that is far from what true humility is. Of course, leaders not only paint a vision of a better tomorrow, they also guide others through turbulent times, often in the face of resistance and second-guessing. As the Hebrews, fresh off their mass exodus from Egypt, approached the Red Sea, they saw Pharaoh and his mighty forces advancing in hot pursuit. Not surprisingly, this group of former slaves shifted quickly into panic mode, convinced they would be murdered en masse for daring to flee their masters. Moshe reminded his people how they had gotten there and what it would take for them to continue along this path. God had orchestrated this most incredible series of events, using supernatural force to subdue the world’s greatest power. He was not about to let it all fall apart. (See Shemos 14:11-13.) The people had understandably reverted back to a slave mentality. After all, it was what they grew up with and all they had ever known. For centuries their lives had been engulfed by suffering, doubt and defeatism. Moshe, in contrast, had never spent a single day in slavery. He was able to stay above the fray and remain calm, certain of God’s imminent salvation. The people accepted his directive not because of his privileged background but rather because of who he was as a person. He was their humble leader, selfless in his thoughts and deeds. He had never sought his position; he served in a leadership capacity simply because God had obligated him to do so. He had sacrificed a privileged existence to serve his nation. Despite the people’s complaints, they recognized deep down just how fortunate they were to be led by this noble character. Their confidence in him was so great that they advanced readily into the Red Sea. But the confi dence was short-lived. Soon after experiencing this last miracle the people again tested their God and their leader. In response to their

clamoring for sustenance, God supplied them with manna. Our tradition describes it as the most perfect of foods, fully adaptable to the most discerning pallet and completely absorbable. All that the Hebrews were required to do was collect it each morning and not leave any over. But some refused to listen. A few weeks later, Moshe’s leadership skills were again tested. This time it occurred at the base of the single greatest stage in world history, Mount Sinai. Moshe had ascended Sinai to learn God’s Torah. He would also descend from the mountaintop with one of the most exquisite gifts ever bestowed to mankind, the Decalogue carved onto two precious stone tablets. But trouble was brewing in the Jewish camp below. Shemos 32 relates that some members of the Hebrew nation had become anxious about what appeared to be Moshe’s protracted absence. They demanded that Aaron provide a substitute to lead them. In a calculated risk designed to stave off further discontent and despair, Aaron complied. He collected gold ornaments from the people and fashioned them into the shape of a calf or a small bull. The image was immediately hailed by the people as a representation of the God who had brought Israel out of Egypt. Aaron then built an altar, and the following day sacrifices were offered and the people feasted and danced. God immediately informed Moshe of the apostasy of His “stiff-necked people,” and told his faithful servant of His plans to destroy them. Moshe interceded on their behalf and persuaded God to refrain from carrying out the intended punishment. Despite his awareness of the people’s actions, the actual the sight of the golden calf was too great for Moshe to bear. Upon witnessing the people dancing around the golden statue, he angrily smashed the tablets. He also initiated a process through which the sinners were executed for their faithlessness. As disappointed as he was, Moshe never gave up on his nation. He straightaway began on a personal crusade to procure complete atonement, going so far as to include himself among the sinners: “And Moshe hastened, bowed his head to the ground and prostrated himself, and said: ‘If I have now found favor in Your eyes, O Lord, let the Lord go now in our midst [even] if they are a stiff necked people, and You shall forgive our iniquity and our sin and thus secure us as Your possession’ ” (Shemos 34:8-9). His efforts, which included two additional fortyday trips to the summit of Sinai, resulted in the people’s complete exoneration and a new set of tablets.

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umility is perhaps the least understood quality a person may possess. Often it is perceived as a form of meekness, a reticence that stems from a lack of self-confi dence or an unwillingness to stand up and assert oneself. But that is far from what true humility is. Though Moshe possessed many stellar personal and leadership qualities, the Torah cites only one: humility. “The man, Moshe, was exceedingly humble, more than any person on the face of the earth” (Bamidbar 12:3). Guess who recorded that line about his great humility for all posterity? Moshe himself. Moshe also wrote about his prophetic career, describing his dialogues with God as the most direct and clear communications with the divine ever experienced by man. “Never again has there arisen in Israel a prophet like Moshe, whom God had known face to face” (Devarim 34:10). How could a self-effacing individual, someone who never wanted to serve as leader to begin with, pen such words about himself? It would be difficult to suggest he was coerced to do so, considering that Moshe surely believed, very deeply, in every word he transcribed from God. The answer is that humility does not mean denying one’s talents and abilities. Nor does it demand that a person walk around with his head bowed, suggesting inferiority. Moshe was the humblest man on earth despite the fact that he knew of God’s testimony, and regardless of his awareness that his level of prophetic achievement was historically singular. Ultimate humility is achieved by a person who excels in good attributes but takes no credit for his greatness. He realizes his core qualities and achievements are God-given. He takes no personal credit because he assumes another person would have done the same (if not more) had he been granted the same package of qualities and opportunities. Rabbi Naphtali Hoff is president of Impactful Coaching & Consulting (ImpactfulCoaching.com). He can be reached at info@impactfulcoaching.com.


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FAMILY ISSUES NAOMI MAUER AND SHANDEE FUCHS, EDITORS

Torah & Psychological Insights Into Relationships By Ra

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Empathy – The Key To Successful Relationships (Conclusion)

Barriers One of the hurdles to achieving empathy in a relationship is the erroneous belief that in order to care about and understand another person’s perspective, one must agree with him or her. In a similar fashion, we have the belief that if I disagree with a person’s thought process then I cannot possibly empathize with him or her. This is a false notion. One can care deeply about another person’s plight and situation even if one has a strong conviction that the person is making mistakes – and that the mistakes are causing his problems. Making an effort to understand the other person’s experience is the key to empathy. Actually, the Gemara (Bava Metzia 58b) faults Iyov’s friends for this very lack of sensitivity. Instead of comforting him, they told him that it was his sins that caused his suffering. Another incorrect belief about empathy is if I show empathy for a person with whom I disagree, I am encouraging his or her wrongdoing. For example, when encouraging spouses or parents to show interest in a wish that is not necessarily moral or halachic, there is a concern that this interest gives the legitimacy to the action. This is incorrect. One can show an understanding of the motives that compel a person to behave immorally without agreeing with the behavior. In fact, often a paradoxical effect takes place, whereby if you show concern and respect for the person’s particular challenges and circumstances, he or she becomes

more receptive to another viewpoint. If you shame, criticize or become too controlling, you might end up arousing more rebellion. Rashi in Gittin (90a “Papus”) noted that a particular husband who was overly strict with his requirements of tznius for his wife ended up pushing her past her limit and she rebelled by committing adultery. Of course, Rashi was neither blaming the husband nor exonerating the woman, as she is responsible for her own choices. Nevertheless, Rashi was saying that her husband’s attitude was not helpful and, in fact, it was a contributing factor to her “going off the derech.”

Seruv Listing The names listed below are Mesarev Ledin or have Harkhakot D’Rabbeinu Tam

A Beth Din has issued a seruv against each person listed for a) withholding a Get upon being ordered to grant one, b) for refusing to appear before Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get, c) for otherwise failing to follow the order of a Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get. For the Halachot regarding how one should treat a person who is Mesarev Ledin, please consult a competent Orthodox rabbi. KURT SHMUEL FLASCHER of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Bet Din of Elizabeth, September 2002 JACOB MOSES BINSON of Montreal, Canada, issued by Bet Din Zedek of Montreal in August 2005 SHIMON KNOPFLER of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, March 2009 STEVEN SCHER of Roanoke, Virginia, issued by Bet Din of America, November 2009

Humans Are Hardwired For Empathy Brain research has uncovered a fascinating phenomenon that indicates a biological basis for empathy, called “Mirror Neurons.” When studying the brain through various imaging technologies, we can see that when one person observes another person doing a certain activity, the very same parts of the brain in the observer get activated. For example, if you watch someone smelling a rose, even if you don’t smell the rose, your brain fires off neurons as if you smell the rose. This suggests that when we watch another person experiencing something, on a basic and fundamental level, our brains actually allow us to experience the very same event. Like all of the skills, senses and abilities that we are blessed with, we can use this “sixth sense” to allow us to feel empathy and deeply connect with the ones with whom we live.

MEIR KIN of Los Angeles, California, issued by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, and Rabbi Avrohom Union, June 2010

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Saving Mr. Banks: Is It Possible?

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poiler Alert: Going to see the movie “Saving Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks is not like going to Disney World. Well, it is like going to Disney World if you go mid-August with your triplet toddlers, feed them all cotton candy, and lose your car because you forgot you parked in Pluto 7.394. It’s not a happy Disney movie. Here’s the good news: It’s a meaningful movie that brings to light significant psychological questions. How much does your childhood trauma affect your adult life and can you actively do things to change those effects? “Saving Mr. Banks,” based on a true story, focuses largely on P. L. Travers who was the author of the Mary Poppins series. The movie throws you back and forth from her childhood to adulthood, giving insight into her repeated challenges. Her love and dependence on a father, who miserably fails her in her youth, gives

way to an adult who lives a lonely life, dislikes the color red and pears, and tries to undo her painful past by writing a story about Mary Poppins. Regardless of how true to life the movie is in regards to the Travers-Disney relationship, it forces you to see how many people suffer in adulthood because they have suffered as children. Of course, logic dictates that the child who experiences pain will learn to grow into an adult who completely changes her world and does the opposite of what she experienced in childhood. Sadly, however, we are forced to manage what we have learned in our formative years and continue to seek the familiar. If you were made to feel loved and protected as a child, you will naturally be drawn to seek loving people and relationships that protect you as an adult. If you were unloved and unprotected as a child, you will naturally be drawn to people and

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FARHAD GHOLIAN of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, November 2010 CHANOCH LEBOVIC of Washington Heights/ Toronto/Brooklyn, issued by Beth Din Zedek, Kollel Avreichim March 2011 ALBERT KATANOV of Phoenix, Arizona, issued by Beth Din of America, November 2011 AZRIEL MADMONI of Kew Gardens, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, January 2012 JUTE DAVID KESTLER of Fairlawn, New Jersey, issued by Beth Din of America, March 2012 YEHUDA SEBBAG of Montreal, Canada, issued by Beth Din of Montreal, July 2012 YECHIEL FRIEDMAN of Elizabeth, New Jersey, issued by Beth Din of America, August 2013.

situations that do not make you feel loved and protected. You will have been made to believe that you do not deserve to be loved and protected and will therefore, find ways to undo loving situations and be ready to jump into ones that create the feelings you had in childhood. The movie suggests Disney medicine: create a musical where the outcome is better than the real life childhood. As this is not an opportunity most of us get, consider changing your own outcome by “parenting” yourself. I use this term in order to help people recognize that they might not have had proper parenting as a child and now deserve to give themselves the same acceptance, loving, and protective messages that they missed as children. Consider what you would say to your best friend who had a miserable childhood and suffers as an adult because of it. You can give yourself the same message and continue to repeat it often, reminding yourself that this is your truth, not the one you were made to believe. Remember, most of the time, parents only mean well for their children, but their own substantive issues get in the way of proper parenting. Most probably, your parents did not mean to give you those negative messages. So you can create different messages as an adult, but only after you recognize the effect that your childhood is presently having on you presently. As the title indicates, “Saving Mr. Banks” is about saving P. L. Travers’ father. She wants to find a way to create a different message out of her childhood. This is something we can all do, with or without Disney magic.


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Chronicles of Crisis

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KAVOD: The Hidden Lurking Menace Among Us Dear Rachel, I am writing this as I am watching a marriage unravel. Suffice it to say that I am close enough to both the husband and the wife to know all the details. A shattered marriage is very rarely a simple matter, but for the purpose of this letter I will address one particular aspect of its demise that I believe might be beneficial to your readers. Many of us are familiar with the famous verse in Pirkei Avos that decries honor as one of three things (the other two being envy and lust) that remove a person from the world. I am writing about the desire for kavod as I am currently overwhelmed by the destruction I have seen it wreak. The very worst part is that a person can be a slave to this vice and see it destroy everything in his path, yet still have no idea that he has the problem at all. There is rehab for drug addicts and alcoholics, but for people who covet honor excessively there is no known cure and/or even diagnostic criteria. The desire for honor often masquerades as a host of other problems or even no problem at all, while inflicting at least as much damage as a full-fledged clinical disorder. This couple is divorcing after many, many years together. The frazzled wife has taken her husband to every mental health professional within 100 miles and then some. He has emerged each time with one or another assessment or diagnosis. Somehow none of these seasoned professionals were able to put a finger on the fact that perhaps what appeared to be “social awkwardness” and an “inability to empathize” was in fact more like “so full of himself that he cannot deign to make room for others even in basic conversation” and “consid-

ers himself too important to discuss anything trivial enough to actually interest another person.” Somehow it escaped every last one of these professionals that the husband’s endless monologues about his grand theories on subjects he has no objective expertise in – a habit that has alienated everyone around him over the years – stems from something as simple as a desire to self-aggrandize. There is much arrogance at the root of the seemingly innocent and eccentric act of talking about grand theories. A person vehemently insisting he knows the answers to America’s problems is really saying that s/he should have been elected its president. Subjects more commonly discussed in typical social settings are dismissed as the petty prattle of the menial classes. I should mention that this particular husband has not held down a job in almost a decade. No one is giving him the honor of running after him with a job, and no job that would consider him is good enough for him. When an employment agent (that his wife schlepped him to) told him about a job opening that seemed promising, the man replied, “But what about my ten o’clock breakfast?” Of course there were the professionals who saw the husband’s obvious lack of motivation as a form of depression or an eccentric dissociation from the real world. Absolutely none of them saw what I saw and continue to see: a man refusing to take one step without the red carpet being rolled out for him. Years and years of professional intervention have completely failed to zero in on this man’s real problem, and subsequently that of his family’s: an insatiable desire for kavod. I am writing this because I am convinced there are more people where

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Mikvah Misconceptions By Rabbi Levi Welton

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ecently, I was at a slam-poetry night where amateurs and professionals alike got up to perform their spoken word. I thought performances would be about whimsical rhymes and cryptic novelties. But then it happened. One performer started lambasting believers of the Bible for considering women to be “dirty” during their menstruation, quoting Leviticus 15:19 where it states, “When a woman has her regular flow of blood…anyone who touches her will be unclean.” I was offended, and not just by the attack on this verse, which I consider to be part of Holy Scripture. No, I was offended on behalf of my mother. You see, I was raised in a home that had a Jewish communal bathhouse, a mikvah, adjacent to it. The mikvah is where women immerse in a ritual bath after their menstruation cycle is completed (Leviticus 15:24-27). This mikvah was a gorgeous redwood cottage housing an artwork-adorned lounge and a spa-like pool lined with sparkling blue tiles. My

mother spent 30 years volunteering to run this mikvah, and I never once got the impression that these women were coming there because they were “unclean” or “dirty.” My mother dedicated her life to doing whatever she could to make the “mikvah experience” one of joy and meaning for these women. As I took in the words of the poet that night, I thought to myself, “Could it be that my mother really believed these women were ‘dirty’ and in need of hygienic decontamination?” My subsequent research revealed that meticulous physical cleanliness was actually a prerequisite for using a mikvah in the first place (Baba Kama 82a). Furthermore, the mikvah ritual was also a key part of the Temple service performed by none other than the High Priest himself on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar (Leviticus 16:24). Finally, the importance of having a mikvah ranks even higher in Jewish law than that of having a synagogue (Megillah 27a, Meshiv Davar 2:45).

Rabbi Welton is a writer and educator raised in Berkeley, California. A member of the Rabbinical Council of America, Rabbi Welton graduated from the Machon Ariel Rabbinical Institute in 2005 and from Bellevue University in 2008 with an M.A. in Education. Having served Jewish communities in San Francisco, Sydney and Montreal, he currently resides in New York and specializes in working with youth and young adults. This article previously appeared on aish.com.

he came from, many who are beyond help because their problem is not outwardly identifiable. People who covet honor look and act “normal” and often show no outward signs of imbalance; to the contrary, they often dress and act to attract the honor they so badly crave. But as Pirkei Avos teaches us, the more you run after honor, the more it runs away from you. Hence, these outwardly normal and even likable people are trapped in vicious cycles of failure and disappointment, cycles that will inevitably be explained away by professionals as sourcing from any number of causes – rarely the actual one. Some of us may know an absolutely incredible single man or woman who just can’t find the right person or a dedicated mother whose kids are all in various stages of rebellion. Maybe we have a wonderful friend who has just emerged from a third marriage, and we can’t for the life of us figure out why. Can the hidden lurking menace perhaps be the desire for honor? One thing that makes the desire for kavod so formidable a foe is that to so many of us it is “normal.” Most of us would agree that it is “better” to be a doctor than a nurse, or to drive a BMW rather than a Honda. These are normal, even acceptable beliefs. To some people, pursuing honor is almost a religious imperative, since so many of us consider it “wrong” to be working at a menial job at age 30 or to be – and subsequently to marry someone – overweight. Overcoming the desire for honor (which is hard enough to identify in the first place) involves imagining a way to be happy without the things our materialistic society tells us are important. This takes a large amount of applied creativity and introspection, perhaps even a lifetime of it. There is no simple formula for a single man to undo years of conditioning that has him believe an acceptable relationship requires a perfect woman with a perfect body whose hair is never out of place, even when she is mopping the floor. Many men – even those believed to be a “great catch” – are single for precisely this reason. They are trapped in a doomed race for honor because they have somehow been conditioned to believe that what is honored is “right” and what is not honored is “wrong.” I am hoping that by writing this article I can bring us as a community just a little bit closer to finding a solution as we grapple with it together. See No Easy Cure Most poignantly, it turns out that the original Hebrew wording of the verse in question was subtly but distinctively mistranslated. The Hebrew word used in this verse is not the word “meluchlach – unclean,” but the word “tamei” which means “impure.” This is the same wording used in reference to the High Priest’s need to go to the mikvah (Leviticus 21:4). This lack of purity has no unique connection with women, nor does it have anything to do with being physically dirty. Rather, the “tahara-purity” referenced in both places indicates a spiritual state that both the High Priest and the menstruating woman experience. So what is the mikvah really about? Going to the mikvah is not about getting clean. It’s about getting alive. We see the Torah obsessing with “purity” because the Torah is obsessed with “life” itself. Whether it’s valuing life over religious adherence (Yoma 84b), preserving fruit trees that sustain life (Deuteronomy 20:19), or even toasting “L’chaim - to life” at Jewish events, the spirituality of the Torah is anchored with “Keep my statutes…and live by them” (Leviticus 18:5). In other words, it is not the journey to a promised heaven or hell that is the purpose of our souls. It is the everyday journey through this lifetime that our souls were created for. Therefore, the Torah doesn’t even once mention a heaven or hell anywhere in Five Books of Moses. However, it does mention the countless stories of continued on page F4


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FAMILY ISSUES Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

The Burden Of Silence Understanding Selective Mutism

I’ll Try Tomorrow Here I am! I wanted to say The girl that comes here everyday I wanted to talk and be a part of you And show you everything that I can do But I sat here quietly day after day Not knowing why I can’t ask you to play I wish I had the strength to try But, it was just too hard, (I was too shy) You use to ask me many times to play But I couldn’t answer I turned away I wanted to smile and join in the fun But I remained silent (I wanted to run) I know I’m different but I want to be like you But it’s the hardest thing for me to do Now the day is over and my heart is filled with sorrow For I couldn’t speak again today, I guess I’ll try tomorrow... Fil Wickman,, sufferer of selective mutism Everybody acts differently when they are at home and when they are in school. . Some children might be more outgoing at home, but more reserved in school. However, for some children, the split between home and school can be severe and potentially debilitating. For those like Wickman, the author of the poem above, speaking in school or in public can be torturous. So torturous in fact, that she cannot speak except in the safety of her own home.

For many years, people suffering from selective mutism, or the inability to speak in certain social situations, were thought to be unstable or abused. Their behavior was attributed to an emotional disturbance. Recent research, however, has proven that the idea that children with selective mutism are disturbed is a myth that should be discredited and exposed. What Is Selective Mutism? Selective mutism is a disorder that usually occurs during childhood. Children and adults with this disorder are fully capable of speech and understanding language, but can fail to speak in certain situations when it is expected of them. Particularly in young children, selective mutism can sometimes be confused with an autism spectrum disorder, especially if the child acts withdrawn around his or her diagnostician. Although children on the autistic scale may be selectively mute, they display other behaviors such as hand f lapping, repetitive behavior, and social isolation. Children with selective mutism do not exhibit these other behaviors, in fact they are often very well adjusted, but simply cannot speak in certain social situations. A videotape of the child at home playing and spontaneously communicating with a sibling or parent is one of the most effective and least inexpensive diagnostic tools to rule out autism or language delay.

An acclaimed educator and education consultant, Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to thirty years. She founded and directs the widely acclaimed educational program, SOS, servicing all grade levels in secular as well as Hebrew studies. A kriah and reading specialist, she also offers evaluations G.E.D. preparation, social skills training and shidduch coaching. She can be reached at 718-382-5437 or at rifkaschonfeld@verizon.net.

From The Desk Of Devorah Adler Dear Devorah, My great-aunt is sick in a nursing home. She says she does not wish my children to visit her because of her condition. I think the real reason is because she is depressed. Do you have any suggestions for what I can do to cheer her up? Nechama in Riverdale Dear Nechama, The next time you visit, tell your aunt that you need her cooperation for a school project for your children. Say that they can earn extra credit by creating a family scrapbook. Ask her if she would help by taping stories, family memories and cherished experiences. Explain that your children will transcribe those stories onto beautiful stationery, decorate the pages with glitter, flower petals and pretty decals and then paste them into the scrapbook along with family photos. Indicate to her that you will only include whatever she approves of. Here is how you can arrange for your children to “visit” her and still honor her wishes. Purchase two small recorders and a box of tapes. Give her one recorder and the other to your children. Put her recorder and tapes in a pretty zippered bag. Spend some time asking her what her favorite colors, flowers and snacks are. It is possible that she

may be a bit cranky because she is confined to a nursing home which restricts her choices and freedoms. Validate this feeling for her by telling her, “I wish you were home in your own bedroom where you could do things your own way. I really feel for you.” Use this mitzvah of bikur cholim to raise her spirits and keep her connected to her family. Purchase construction paper, magic markers, a box of greeting cards without messages, a small paint kit, colored glitter, glue, safe scissors, bags of balloons, scotch tape, decals with hearts, stars, flowers, animals and smiley faces, pretty stationery, a plastic vase, a tray, colorful party toothpicks, party paper plates and cups, gift wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, gift shopping bags, a small camera, and small and medium clear baggies. If your budget allows it, give each of your children a few dollars and invite them to purchase gifts for their great-great-aunt – a pretty box of tissues, scented soap, lotion, shampoo, hair spray, magazines, her favorite snacks and juices and so on. Place a large old tablecloth on your living room floor, put on some fun music and gather your children around. Then put the arts and crafts and the personal gifts in the center and invite each child to create personal greeting cards, decorate them with pretty decals and wrap up their gifts. Keep things

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association details the symptoms of selective mutism: • Consistent failure to speak in specific social situations – such as school or with neighbors. • This inability to speak interferes with educational or occupational achievement. • The length of the inability to speak lasts more than one month (excluding the first month of school). • The failure to speak does not stem from a lack of knowledge or comfort with the language required for the situation. • Selective mutism usually occurs before a child is five-years-old and is usually first noticed when a child starts school. Selective mutism may not be identified before kindergarten. This is because in preschool, children are not often forced to speak in the learning process. In addition, children in preschool who do not speak are considered shy, whereas in kindergarten, teachers begin to consider other scenarios. Why “Selective” Mutism? Not too long ago, selective mutism used to be called elective mutism – indicating a choice on the part of the child to willfully speak or not speak. The truth is that these children are forced by their extreme anxiety to remain silent – even if they wish to speak. In order to signal the involuntary nature of this disorder, the name was changed to selective mutism. It is important to understand that they want to speak, but simply cannot overcome their anxiety. “They feel afraid,” said Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum of the Selective Mutism Anxiety Research & Treatment Center in Jenkintown, PA. “Many of them say the words won’t come out. Their voice box feels like it’s closing up. Their stomach hurts. Their head hurts. Their body won’t let them speak.” Because the selective mutism stems from fear, it is classified as a childhood anxiety disorder, along with social phobias. continued on page F4

organized by giving each child a clean, empty shoe box with a cover for their cards and gifts. Take pictures of your children, write their names and ages on the back and place the photos in small plastic baggies which you will scotch tape to the cover of their shoe box. This way, your great-aunt will automatically know which box is from which child. These are “gift boxes” which you will bring with you each time you visit her. Allow the children to blow up the balloons and write cheerful greetings on them – “We miss you,” “Have a good Shabbos,” or “Get well soon” are just some examples. Use the tape recorder during playtime, homework, meal times, at the playground and park and record your children’s activities and even your own best wishes. Bring the tapes along on your next visit. When your great-aunt has enjoyed her “shoebox gifts,” take the empty boxes back with you to be refilled with more gifts. Show your children how to transcribe your great-aunt’s historical lineage from her tapes and write them out on pretty paper and place them in the family scrapbook. Each child can take turns bringing the scrapbook to school. Make some brownies, muffins, and similar items. Cut them into small bite sizes and stick the party toothpicks in them, cover and put them on the tray for your great-aunt. Also bring honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon in bite sizes, covered in saran wrap. Give the nursing staff some boxes of cookies or a cake to let them know how much you appreciate their tender care for your greataunt. Remember that hugs and kisses go a long way to help a sick relative feel loved and needed. Tell her you are the one who needs the hugs from her because she means so much to you and you love her so much.


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women and men pursuing spiritual enlightenment within the physical constraints of reality. For it is not in death that we find the highest form of spiritual fulfillment. It is in the everyday struggle to do the right thing that you and I become “created in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27). Thus, the ultimate spiritual heights will be achieved when “He will abolish death forever” (Isaiah 25:8). Both the High Priest and the menstruating woman represent this message, as both go to the mikvah when encountering “death” and embracing new “life.” The High Priest must go to the mikvah after coming in contact with death (Leviticus 21:1)

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Helping Silent Children Speak Forcing children who have selective mutism to speak when they are not comfortable can have negative results. Rather then helping, obligating children to speak will aggravate the problem. Instead, there are several behavioral techniques that parents, speech therapists, and educational specialists can implement. Depending on the child, one or more techniques might be utilized: • Stimulus Fading: This technique involves bringing the child into a relaxed situation with someone he or she can talk to comfortably. With time, another person should gradually be introduced into the room in a number of small steps. Often, it can take a long time for the first person to be “faded-in,” but eventually, the child will lose some of his anxiety. • Shaping: Instead of encouraging the child to speak right away, this structured approach allows Dear Editor, I found the comments in the Chronicles Of Crisis column regarding Eretz Yisrael (11-15-2013 and 11-29-2013) very disturbing and painful. It is one thing not to be able to move to Eretz Yisrael (far be it from me to judge where anyone chooses to live), it is another to think it is just like any other place in the world! Hashem chose Eretz Yisrael as the homeland for the Jewish people. Do we think we know better than Him? I am not saying life would be easier in Eretz Yisrael, but if Hashem chose it for us, it does mean it’s better, and not by our narrow materialistic experiences.

or before praying that the past sins of his people be forgiven and a fresh spiritual life be bestowed upon them (Leviticus 16:24). The menstruating woman honors the egg that has been shed, which will never house a human soul, as she embraces a fresh potential for life that she can now bestow unto the world. This is the magic of the woman, “mother of all life” (Genesis 3:20), as her monthly cycle represents a lesson that even the highest of priests must model – that we can honor the death of lost opportunities but treasure the life that our new choices create. Far from being “dirty,” the woman’s cycle is of the highest purity, for it reminds us that it is the cycles, changes, and opportunities of this physical life that defi ne our greatest spirituality. In other words, the spiritual rebirth of going to the

mikvah is one of refocusing on life and fresh beginnings. This may be why the night of going to the mikvah is a night of intimacy for a husband and wife and is considered a new “wedding night” (Niddah 31b). This may be why many people use the mikvah in preparation for a religious holiday or event (Yevamos 46a). This may also be why the mikvah water must contain pure rain water from the skies (Sifra on Leviticus 11:36), to remind us that the message of the mikvah is to bring heaven down to earth. So, if you’re that poet from the bar and you’re reading this right now, I’d like you to know that the Bible does not consider women to be “dirty.” That my mother would tell you that a woman’s cycle symbolizes a deep truth – that the highest purity is when we are fully honoring life.

the child to communicate non-verbally through gestures, facial expressions, and mouthing. Once this is achieved, the child is slowly encouraged to make sounds and eventually words. • Self-modeling Technique: Through this method, the child watches videotapes of himself speaking effectively in a comfortable situation. Watching this videotape empowers the child with the knowledge that he can speak successfully, thereby building his self-confidence for unknown situations.

Allow non-verbal communication (signals or card) in the classroom, until the child feels comfortable enough to speak. Give the child as much attention as the other students in the classroom, but do not focus on his inability to speak. This will only create more anxiety.

Working with Your Child’s Teacher While it is important to work with a behavioral expert to overcome selective mutism, there are several ways that parents can also encourage teachers. If you are aware that your child experiences anxiety in school and therefore has trouble speaking, respectfully suggest the following: Form small, cooperative groups. These groups are less intimidating to the child.

“He’ll Just Grow Out of It” Contrary to popular belief, children with selective mutism do not necessarily improve with age. Therefore, treatment at an early age is very important. Often, if not taken care of, it can be self-reinforcing: people do not expect the child to speak, so the child does not speak. Over time, this can make it even harder to overcome the anxiety associated with speech. However, the good news is that with a few simple steps to reduce anxiety, children who are selectively mute can learn that it is okay to speak – in all circumstances. Soon, your only problem will be keeping them quiet in shul!

Hashem gave us three presents: Torah, Eretz Yisrael, Techiyat HaMeitim. We are taught that all three come with yissurim. I guess some people think that the present isn’t worth it if it comes with yissurim, so they tell Hashem, “No thanks, I prefer life without them.” And the stories of Rebbes and the extra light that comes on the second day of chag is just more proof why one should be in Eretz Yisrael. First, the reason this extra light comes in chutz laAretz on the second day is because in galut we don’t have the kedusha inherent in Eretz Yisrael – and even with the light we don’t reach the levels they reach there. Second, let’s be honest: aside from these few Rebbes, who feels the kedusha on the second day? All I hear from people is how annoying it is. No one feels anything special on the second day, whereas in Eretz Yisrael most people, even secular ones, feel something on one day of chag! S. Klein

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t is always very inspiring to read this week’s parsha which contains the story of what makes us the Jewish People – the Sinai Revelation. For one singular time in history, G-d revealed Himself clearly to the entire nation, gave them the Aseres HaDibros and told them that Moshe is the True Prophet. This national revelation was displayed in front of millions of Jews, the only time that a revelation was not merely the testimony of one or a handful of people who claim that G-d spoke to them. The theme of this week’s haftarah is also one of clear revelation, one of the most supreme and sublime revelations that any prophet received – Yeshaya’s vision of the workings of Hashem’s Chariot and of the malachim surrounding it singing Kedusha, announcing to all that Hashem is Kadosh. Reading the pesukim, we find the malachim described as having six wings (Yeshaya 6:2): “The Seraphim stand above him with six wings for each one, it covered its face with two, it covered its feet with two, and it would fly with two.” In Novardak it was asked why it is that the angels are described as covering their feet. We can understand why they would cover their faces when standing before G-d. They feel a powerful awe before Hashem and need to cover their faces almost in shame, similar to when we hide and cover our faces when we say tachanun. But why would they be covering their feet? What is shameful about their feet?

However, Rav Emden says that this reasoning is not necessarily true and that we find earlier sources that encourage shuckeling, such as the Maharil.

Rav Eytan Feiner utilizes this theme to explain why the malach of Eisav attacked and injured part of Yaakov’s leg. Perhaps he was trying to remove the spiri-

According to the Vilna Gaon, standing with legs straight has a negative connotation. “And I will place before you movers (mehalchim) between these stationary ones (ha’omdim)” (Zecharia 3:7). The Gaon explains that the “movers” refer to human beings and the stationary ones malachim. They are stationary and can never grow as they lack free will and are essentially spiritual robots. Only man can grow spiritually and that is why he is called a mover.

tual greatness Yaakov had achieved as a “holeich,” someone growing in spirituality. To defeat Yaakov, the malach dealt a blow specifically to his leg. This symbolizes that Yaakov would become an omed, unable to walk well and forced to stand in one place, and/or limp. Converting his antagonist from a “holeich” to an “omed” would thereby provide Esav’s malach with a possible victory. Rav Feiner continues to explain a mystical practice. Rav Chaim Pelagi, in Kaf HaChaim (288:66), cites a practice mentioned in the Rabbeinu Ephraim and the Rokeach, both commenting on Vayishlach (32:25), who say that one should be careful not to place one’s hand on the gid hanashe, the sinew on the hip-socket, while sleeping. They write that such an action allows the “ba’alei chalomos,” those angels in charge of dreams, to frighten the sleeper with horrifying nightmares. Apparently, these angels can only hurt someone when he is sleeping and not growing, while he is being an “omed” and not a “holeich.” Rav Yitzchak Hutner, in Pachad Yitzchak on Purim (maamar 28), also cited by Rabbi Feiner, gives a fascinating ex-

e specif cally use our legs to celebrate to demonstrate our new completeness Rav Yaakov Emden, in his sefer Sulam Beis Kel (found in the beginning of his siddur), cites an opinion that one should not sway back and forth during davening; we should not shuckel. The Rema MiPano (siman 113) says that one should not shuckel when davening, and that it is not an honorable way to stand before Hashem. He recommends standing straight while davening as in the pasuk (1:7) in Yechezkel’s description of the malachim standing “with a single straight leg.” This is why we keep our feet together during Shemoneh Esrei.

We now understand why the malachim cover their feet when standing before G-d. They know that true service of Hashem can only come from free will, tests and challenges. They “serve” Hashem but only as the programmed beings that they are. They are omdim; they stand in one place. However they were created, that’s what they are and that’s what they always will be. They can never be holchim, movers in their service of Hashem and they are ashamed of that. Hence, they cover their feet from this shame.

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planation for why Purim should be a day of dancing. Eisav’s malach was able to damage Yaakov in his leg. On Purim, we succeeded in overcoming Amalek, Eisav’s grandson, and returned our leg to its original state of perfection. We specifically use our legs to celebrate to demonstrate our new completeness, thus showing that we continue to be “holchim,” moving up in our service of Hashem. However, we now need to deal with the following question. If we are saying that it is not good to be like the malachim and that even they are ashamed of their standing feet which is why they cover them, why then do we stand with our feet together for Shemoneh Esrei? Rav Feiner quotes Rav Shimon Schwab (Siddur Commentary, page 411) who quotes Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, who says that when we put our feet together, we are expressing the desire to be like the malachim and not have free will. We would rather not sin as often as we do. While it is true that we can grow spiritually and the malachim can’t, we tell Hashem during our tefillos that having free will is not worth it if we don’t utilize it properly. This is what we say in the last bracha of Birchas HaShachar, “Vechof es yitzreinee l’hishtabed Lach” – we ask Hashem to force our evil inclination, our yetzer hara, to submit to His will. We know that Hashem gave us free will for a great purpose; however, we wish that we would never sin. In a sense, we are offering our very selves as a sacrifice before Him and, in so doing, performing the single greatest act of our free choice – that of willingly surrendering that choice to Hashem Yisbarach. And these are some of the happenings in this week’s haftarah. Questions? Comments? Just want to say that you like this column? Please let us know. To schedule a speaking engagement with Rabbi Boruch Leff or to receive two books for the price of one, “Shabbos in My Soul” and “More Shabbos in My Soul “(Feldheim), or to purchase the book “Are You Growing?’” Feldheim) at 40% off, contact the author at sbleff@gmail.com. January 17, 2014


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Passing On One’s Holocaust Experiences Dear Dr. Yael: I love my father, a Holocaust survivor. Throughout my childhood and during my married life, my father never spoke about his experiences during the war. I am now a grandmother, and he is, Baruch Hashem, a great-grandfather. Suddenly, he decided to share his horrific war experiences with his 11-year-old great-grandson, our oldest grandchild. (Apparently, my father is only relaying his experiences to the 11-year-old, as he was 11 during the war.) This has led to our grandson having nightmares. I asked my father to communicate his stories to my siblings and me and to his married grandchildren – but not to his young great-grandchildren. My father says that my grandson is mature enough to hear these stories since he lived through this Gihenom at the same age. I do not understand my father. Throughout my life he hardly spoke about anything; suddenly he feels the need to tell my grandchild the gory details of the war years. In our opinion, our young grandson cannot handle these stories. My father feels a close kesher with this child, who carries the name of his father (also a survivor). While I agree with my father that it is important for our children to know what happened to our people, I think this child is too sensitive at this stage in his life to deal with this. Do you have any advice for us? A Fan

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Dear Fan: While it is important to share what happened during the Holocaust with future generations, you are correct that your grandson may not yet be ready to hear about the atrocities. It sounds as if your father, through identifying with your grandson, is going through a healing process of sorts by rewriting the outcome of his trauma. In order for individuals to work through trauma, they must sometimes relive it in a controlled setting. Perhaps this is what your father is sub-

I suggest that one of your older children spend more time with your father, giving him a chance to confide more in him or her. Or, if you can handle the traumatic details, he can speak with you. While it is likely therapeutic for your father to speak with someone about what he went through, he should not be traumatizing – however inadvertently – your 11-year-old grandson. Survivors often suppress the trauma they endured during the Holocaust, pushing those memories to the back of

It is possible that your father is attempting to transfer his wartime experiences in the direction of your year old grandson since he was the same age when he endured them. consciously doing, feeling it is more opportune to change that ending with your grandson but not with you or his married grandchildren. It appears, though, that this is not healthy for your grandson. This indeed places you in a difficult predicament. Does your father tell your grandson his stories when you or someone else is around? If not, maybe you can monitor your grandson’s visits with your father, ensuring that someone else is always there. It is possible that your father is unable to stop telling these stories by his own accord, as he may feel a pressing need to do so. Therefore, it may not help to talk to him about this situation.

their minds. This permits distance from the terror and grief and allows them to move on and embrace their new lives. But this can be problematic later in life. The many years they spent repressing the horrors removes the ability to emotionally process their feelings and then move past the horrors. This repression worked for many Holocaust survivors, but the past often catches up with them. When that happens, all survivors eventually need to talk about their past in order for them to mend psychologically. This may be where your father currently is. It is possible that your father is attempting to transfer his wartime experiences in the direction of your 11-year-old

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grandson since he was the same age when he endured them. Although I understand his subconscious need to do this, your grandchild thankfully has a normal life and should not be subjected to his greatgrandfather’s painful memories. His nightmares attest to this point. Remember these points: Your father seems to be in need of healing; he is striving to accomplish this by fi nally sharing his stories. It is important that you do not try to stop him from talking about his encounters, only that you alter the audience. In this realm, consider suggesting having him join a support group or, if necessary, seek some psychotherapy in an effort to deal effectively with his issues. And do your best to make sure that he continues to talk about his painful experiences. This will increase the odds for success in his healing process. Hatzlachah! Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating, and family counseling, and deals with problems in the intimate marital relationship. She can be reached at 718-259-4965 or at DearDrYael@aol.com. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now in private practice providing complete psychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She can be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com.


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On Our Own

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By Cheryl Kupfer

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ver the last few weeks many of us in North America – and in Eretz Yisrael – suffered disruption of our electric power as a result of the structural damage caused by the ferocious fury of extraordinary ice and snow storms. Many old-timers insist that they never experienced the kind of destructive and life-threatening winter weather that has disturbed and disordered so many lives. For quite a few days in late December, Toronto was transformed into a breathtaking – literally and figuratively – frigid winter wonderland, where every twig, leaf, car door, and outdoor wire and cable was totally encased in ice. When the sun shone the landscape was blindingly brilliant as if billions of diamonds had been glued to everything the eye could see. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands of people, the popsicle-like branches of trees succumbed to the icy heaviness that weighed them down and broke them. An avalanche of limbs crashed onto the ground, pulling down the power-conducting wires hanging below them. Most of the city was plunged into darkness, and since most of the furnaces, water heaters, stoves and ovens in this city run on electricity – as opposed to gas – there was no way of heating the house or cooking. People who had flashlights (with working batteries) and candles were able to dispel the darkness somewhat. Those who do bedikat chametz on Erev Pesach can visualize just how thick the surrounding darkness was beyond the candle in front of them. After what seemed like endless days and nights, the lights came back on and with it the ability to do normal things – take a shower, brew hot coffee, and eat a home-cooked meal. It also meant being able to communicate again via cordless or cell phones (many did not work during the blackout) and reconnect via radio and Internet. Having electricity is akin to breathing. You mindlessly flick a switch – like you mindlessly inhale – and receive abilities and benefits that make your existence viable. Power allows you to wash your clothes, to get in touch with people who are miles away, to be productive after the sun sets. (Many of us ended up going to sleep hours earlier than usual. Without light, what

Embracing The Light else was there to do?) It’s amazing how we take the status quo for granted – until it is taken away. Even saying Modeh Ani when we wake or Asher Yatzar after we go to the bathroom is usually done by rote, without a second thought to what it means. This time, we instantly developed an extreme appreciation for the light when it came back into our lives. When life returned to normal, and we shared our “war” stories of the inconve-

Or you need others to be in unfortunate situations in order to be sameach with your own cheilek – to open your eyes to what you have and acknowledge the blessings that you are oblivious and mindless of, like inhaling and breathing on your own. There is a parable of a man in his early 40s who lost the use of his legs. One day, during his stay at a rehab facility, his nurse wheeled him to an outdoor balcony overlooking a park adjacent to the hospital grounds.

nience, displacement and hassles we endured while being without light and heat, many of us reached a “light bulb” moment (like in the cartoons when someone gets a brilliant idea). After dark days of griping, complaining and grumbling about cancelled Shabbat meals, flights and school, ruined food that had thawed in non-working freezers, navigating slippery sidewalks and roads, some of us gained insight into a rather elusive question: Why bad things happen to nice people/communities. The loss of power and its return “enlightened” us as to why people get sick; are in pain; are disabled, have financial or social setbacks, or are beset and afflicted with other “gehakte tzurus” (major difficulties or traumas): Because you need darkness in order to appreciate light. You need loss to appreciate what you do have. You need emptiness in order to recognize fullness. You need chaos to appreciate the quiet.

She put him next to another wheelchair bound fellow who looked to be his age. He mumbled a quick hello to the other patient, and immediately directed his attention to the park. Suddenly, he pointed agitatedly to a man who was running on a path on the park’s perimeter. “Look at that,” the man shouted angrily to his companion. “You see that jogger running like the wind? Can’t say for sure, but he must be older than us. I can tell that his hair is gray and his legs look kind of spindly. What do you think?” When the other patient said nothing, the man continued talking, anger and resentment pouring out of him like sweat. “Hey wake up; I’m talking about the guy running over there, just past the rose bush to our left. The guy in the navy shorts and orange tee shirt with that bird in the middle – I think it’s an eagle emblem. He just rounded the curve and ran past the tall blond lady pushing that double stroller with those babies inside. Probably twins.

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“It’s so unfair. We must be at least a decade younger than him and not only can he walk – he can run! Here we are a pair of helpless cripples, stuck in wheelchairs, and he is old! Why us and not him? He must be at least 60! I should have been killed in that accident. My life is over anyhow.” When his companion offered no comment, the man turned to him in exasperation, and his voice saturated in sarcasm snarled, “What’s the matter with you? Are you deaf?” The other patient turned his face, eyes hidden under oversized sunglasses, and said in a soft, quiet voice, “No, I’m blind.” In Pirkei Avot our Sages rhetorically asked, “Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot” (Avot 4:1). In other words he who has accepted and made peace with what he has. The flip side to this statement arguably would be, “Who is poor? He who is unhappy with his lot. The person who feels cheated, deprived and lacking. The Talmud likens poor people to the dead. Thus, those who are bitter about their status quo can be considered the same, as they do not enjoy their life. Misery is the byproduct of a chronic inability to appreciate or recognize that which is good in one’s life. Chronically miserable, critical people are, to their detriment, oblivious to their G-d-given blessings and abilities. They undermine the quality of their lives with their unappreciative, morose attitude. The handicapped man in the story was bitter about his inability to walk, but oblivious of the gift of his sight, taking it completely for granted. Those fortunate few who never lost power were still able to get a reality check and appreciate their ability to continue their day-to-day activities because of their peers who were plunged into darkness during the storm. Likewise, those noble souls who chronically suffer and endure so much, make it possible for the rest of us to tolerate our own burdens by enhancing our hakarat hatov for the positive in our lives. When they reach 120, the doors of Shamayim will fly open for them. Cheryl Kupfer can be reached at magazine@jewishpress.com January 17, 2014


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The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond By Ann Novick

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We Have Lost The Gift Of Laughter

heard a statistic recently that amazed me and yet, when I thought about it, I was not surprised. Before a child even enters school he laughs an average of 400 times a day. However, by the time that child becomes an adult, the laughter is less than forty times a week. Life is filled with challenges – and as we deal with each one, we seem to lose the gift of laughter. And make no mistake, laughter is a gift. It has medicinal qualities that affect one physically and psychologically. Perhaps that is why it is impossible to laugh and cry at the same time.

mune system. It triggers the release of endorphins that make us feel wonderful, hugging us in a feeling of wellbeing. Laughing protects us from cardiovascular problems by improving the blood flow in our bodies. A good hearty laugh leaves the muscles of our body relaxed for up to 45 minutes after we have stopped laughing. Feeling that relaxed is something many well spouses have not felt in years because of the constant tension in their lives. Antibodies that fight infection also increase with laughter, thus improving our resistance to disease. And that is only the physical benefits.

the temporary relief from the pain that may shadow the illness. And that is not all. An additional benefit for the family unit is that laughing together creates a bond, like the bond we used to feel before illness brought so much tension into our lives – a bond we want so desperately to feel again. Accepting that the benefits exist is just the first step. The next step is putting laughter back into your life. Depending on the disability and illness here are some things to try. Rent or go to funny movies and watch them as a family. Go to a comedy show. Going out as a family again and heading to a place of fun may be a wonderfully anticipated change for many. Simply agreeing to spend a few minutes a day sharing jokes with each other can not only bring all the above benefits to the family, but the time taken to look for the jokes can help refocus the perspective of each individual. Play games. Games are fun and the more the merrier. Inviting people you enjoy to a “games night” helps lighten the atmosphere and increase the joy. No party poopers welcome, please! Pick the people you include with care. Remember, your goal is laughter. Look into “laughter yoga” classes and try one. See if it gives you the benefit that you all need. If your ill spouse cannot travel easily, see if there are tapes available on laughter yoga or ask permission to tape an existing class and bring it home to share with your family. However you can, bring laughter back into your home, not only for your health but for your well-being as a family. Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com.

Not too long ago, I attended a lecture on laughter given by Ivy Tolchinsky of BuzzBounceBoom.com. I asked her permission to share some of the information she related with you. As much as we seem to laugh less as we age, I think that many well spouses lost the ability to laugh altogether when they become caregivers. It is important for us to remember that laughter is truly the best medicine. Laughter relaxes the entire body – anyone who was ever doubled over in laughter knows just how true this is. Many of us can remember an incident when the laughter relaxed us so much we had to sit, immediately, even on the floor, because we could not stand, our body was too relaxed to hold us up. According to Ms. Tolchinsky, laughter boosts the imJanuary 17, 2014

Psychologically, one cannot feel anxious, experience anger or be inundated with sadness when one is laughing. By reducing stress, laughter relaxes and recharges the mind, increasing our energy and helping us focus. How many well spouses would love to be able to do just that – without medication! One of the biggest benefits for the caregiver is that humor can shift your perspective, which can make your situation feel less threatening. Feeling less overwhelmed, you see the present situation more realistically and can thereby devise appropriate solutions to problems. These physical and psychological benefits help the entire care giving family: the ill spouse, the well spouse and children of any age. An added benefit for the ill spouse is

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Fruits, Buckets, And Holiness

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By Shaya Winiarz

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udaism is a religion of growth. Hashem wants each individual to perfect himself in as many ways as possible. However, it is impossible to focus on everything at one time. Therefore, the Torah provides us with a calendar, which compartmentalizes different areas of growth into separate months. Each month, with a holiday as its focal point, is ordained as the time for us to work on a particular aspect of our service to Hashem. The month of Shevat is no exception. But what do you suppose is the growth of Shevat? Tu B’Shevat – the New Year for the Tree – is scarcely even a holiday; the only observance of the day is found in a comment of the Magen Avraham that “It is the custom to eat many types of fruits on Tu B’Shevat.” What type of holiness can be found in eating fruits? Is there anything more mundane than eating? Even if the requisite bracha is recited, is there anything special about eating fruit with a bracha on Tu B’Shevat, or any other day in Shevat, more so than during the other months of the year? Before attempting to answer this question, let’s add another to the mix. In Jewish thought, each month has a mazal (constellation) which embodies the essence of the month. The mazal of Shevat is D’li, which literally translates as “the Bucket,” but is more commonly known as Aquarius or the Water Bearer. Interestingly, not only is D’li the mazal of Shevat, it is also the mazal of Am Yisrael – the Jewish People. How can we understand these enigmatic ideas? What does Shevat have to do with buckets? Why is the kingly and precious nation of Israel compared to a bucket whose value is only defined through its function as a tool to contain something of greater value? Let’s see if we can gain the understanding needed to answer these questions. Why did Hashem create us with a need to eat? Wouldn’t life have been simpler if we didn’t need food? So much time and money could be saved, and we would be freer to serve Hashem. Why then, did the omnipotent Creator make us deficient? The answer can be found in Chovos Halevovos (Duties of the Heart; Gate of Bitachon, Chapter 3). “Hashem’s wisdom decreed the testing of the soul if it will serve Hashem or rebel against Him. The manner in which it is tested is in regard to the soul’s

deficiency and need for externals such as food and drink. Hashem commanded the soul to seek out the externals in order to see how they will be sought…” What this means is that Hashem only created us with a need to eat because eating is part and parcel of serving Him. Eating is not an unfortunate prerequisite to serving Hashem; eating is actually part of serving Hashem! However, this is something that requires explanation. How can the selfserving act of eating be considered a mitzvah? I think the answer lies in un-

gently rebuked him. “You think we are the same? You make a bracha because you want to eat. I eat because I want to make a bracha.” Food can be eaten to fill your stomach. But food can also be eaten with the intent to recognize Creation and acknowledge the Creator. A bracha is not just a thank you. It’s an acknowledgement of where the food came from. The bracha is supposed to remind us to see Hashem in every bite. Look what Hashem created; the apple is so delicious. The orange is delectable. Where did it come from? Who made it? Hashem

ood can be eaten to f ll your stomach. ut food can also be eaten with the intent to recogni e reation and ac nowledge the reator. bracha is not ust a than you. derstanding what exactly a mitzvah is. The Ramban writes at the end of Parshas Bo, “All mitzvos are extremely precious, for through them a person comes to acknowledge his Creator. Indeed, the objective of all mitzvos is that we will come to acknowledge our Creator, that He created us.” It seems from the Ramban, that everything in the world can be used for a mitzvah if only it is used to turn our hearts and minds toward Hashem. This calls to mind a story of a chassid who was traveling with his rebbe. By chance, they both took out an apple at the same time. The chassid jokingly commented that he and the rebbe were equal. The rebbe

wants us to enjoy our food; that’s why He made it taste good in the fi rst place. But He wants us to use these delicious creations as a mitzvah – to acknowledge Him as the Melech Ha’olam, the Master of the world. Perhaps now we can understand why we eat many different types of fruit on Tu B’Shevat. If the only growth in eating fruit is in the making of the bracha, it would suffice to eat only one fruit. Why the need to sample a variety? By now, the answer should be clear. Exploring a great variety of Hashem’s creations multiplies our recognition of His handiwork exponentially. Hashem not only created

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the apple and the orange, He also made the grapefruit and kiwi. He made grapes, olives, pomegranates, peaches, walnuts, hazelnuts, coconuts, avocados, papayas, almonds, dates, figs, apricots, lemons, mangos, pears, cherries, and a few hundred other species of fruit. And not one fruit has the same taste as the other! They are all so different; it would almost be logical to make a different bracha on each one, just as we make a different bracha on fruit than on vegetables. Yet, it is the same Melech Ha’olam who created each one of these completely different fruits. The Chovos Halevovos (Gate of Reflection, Chapter 1) says “If something always does one thing, that indicates that it is forced by its nature to do only that. Fire can only burn; water can only cool. But Hashem is omnipotent and is not forced by any nature. Therefore one can see great variety in the creation….” Tu B’Shevat is the day for recognizing that variety. By sampling a great variety of creations we naturally come to see their Creator. Thus armed, I believe we can understand how D’li came to be the mazal of Shevat. As mentioned, a bucket has no intrinsic value. Its only value is as a tool. Similarly, fruits serve no inherent function. Hashem could’ve made us without the need for food. However, fruits are very valuable and precious because they can be used as a tool to help us focus on the Creator. Fruits are the vessels (or buckets, if you will) made to contain holiness. When we make a bracha and eat each one of them, we acknowledge Hashem as the Master of the world. This is also why D’li is the mazal of the Jewish People. Judaism is not about rituals. Nor is it about the synagogue. Judaism is about seeing Hashem in every aspect of our lives and acknowledging Him there. We take acts as mundane as eating and transform them into tools, into buckets overflowing with holiness. This is the growth of Shevat. If we can grow in this area, it will be an accomplishing month. Have a meaningful Tu B’Shevat. Shaya Winiarz is a student of the Rabbinical Seminary of America (a.k.a. Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim). He enjoys public speaking and writing Torah articles and essays. He can be reached for speaking engagements or freelance writing at shayawiniarz@gmail.com. January 17, 2014


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Kfar Darom Pioneers – Then And Now By Achinoam Kadmon

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far Darom was initially established in 1946, but subsequently captured by the Egyptians during the War of Independence. It was resettled after the Six-Day War as a Torani yishuv that included 80 families who led well-rounded lives, engaging in Torah and chesed and advanced agricultural enterprise. Kfar Darom was destroyed during the expulsion from Gush Katif and is presently rehabilitating and rebuilding itself in the western Negev. Its story is one of courage, faith and hope.

“The three units were gathered together and the orders for the operation were read to them. The objective was to reach Kfar Darom and evacuate its residents when Egyptian forces were controlling the area. We began to travel during the night and Bren was leading us. We arrived at the area in trucks with double panels filled with sand. On the way we stopped at a small bridge passing over a water conduit and when Bren’s scout got off to check the area, he discovered a large anti-vehicle mine. One of our demolition experts detonated it and we continued on our way, very warily, intending to avoid as much as possible any contact with the Egyptian army.” This is an excerpt of a description by Michael Koker, one of the fighters sent to help save the residents of Kfar Darom under siege during the War of Independence. Kfar Darom was established two years before the State of Israel declared independence. A group of young men established a core of settlement in the south of Israel, in an area surrounded by a scattered Arab population from various tribal families. Once independence was declared, Arab attacks were instigated and these attackers January 17, 2014

considered Kfar Darom one of their targets. Kfar Darom’s settlers, with the meager resources at their disposal, attempted to halt the Egyptian offense. It was later learnt that these fighters’ bravery played a crucial role in delaying the advance of Egyptian forces towards Tel Aviv. After the Six-Day War, Kfar Darom was resettled as a Nachal outpost of Bnei Akiva, and later, in 1990, a civilian settlement was established and the ancient, original name attributed to this place during the period of the Mishna, Kfar Darom, was adopted. It was a community of pioneers, committed to leading a life of Torah and chesed, but also harboring Zionistic aspirations, and a wish to rebuild the Negev and make it bloom. The Gush Katif region set a standard for modern pioneering. Among its residents

were families who abandoned all that they possessed in the center of the country and arrived at these sandy lands to rebuild a Jewish settlement adjacent to Gaza. And it was the land that obeyed and yielded to their construction and activity. Advanced agriculture was developed and enormous amounts of crops were grown, a large part of these for worldwide, international export. The settlement established its own educational network for pre-school children (day-care centers and kindergartens), but school-age children traveled to school in the settlement of Atzmona. Kfar Darom also founded a kollel for hora’ah and dayanut, in which scores of avreichim

studied. Corresponding to the development and advances achieved in agriculture, a Torah and Research Institute was founded to engage in the application of the mitzvot hateluyot ba’aretz and educate and inform the public on this topic. (This Institute continues to function successfully until day.) Kfar Darom was the recipient of unique spiritual assistance and support from the former Admor of Sadigura, Rav Avraham Yaakov Friedman zt”l, who was a close friend of the father of the yishuv’s rav, Rav Schreiber. “He really embraced us, and when we underwent traumatic and difficult experiences, he empathized with us to such an extent that he personally felt the pain and suffering that we did,” relates Rav Schreiber. “To our dismay,” he says sadly, “the Admor died about a year ago. But we have merited that his son, Rav Yisrael Moshe Friedman, continues in his father’s footsteps and also maintains a warm and special connection with Kfar Darom.”

As the years passed, terror attacks were launched against the settlement. The climax of these transpired in the year 2000, when a children’s bus from Kfar Darom drove over a bomb planted in its path. Two teachers were killed and scores of children wounded, some of whom are still crippled. Immediately following the attack, the Israeli government decided to establish a local school in Kfar Darom for its children. During these terror-ridden years, five members of Kfar Darom were killed and tens of residents wounded, including

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babies and children. But despite it all, the residents resumed their daily routine. For many years, with undaunted bravery and

courage, they withstood the continued attacks and terrorism and refused to surrender to the pressure. This was in keeping with the legacy of the early fighters of Kfar Darom who symbolized Jewish courage, determination and bravery. In 2005, the Israeli government, led by Ariel Sharon, decided to evacuate the residents of Gush Katif, destroy their settlements completely and transfer the entire region to our enemies. Together with all the other residents of the Gush, the members of Kfar Darom tried in any way possible to prevent this national and personal disaster from occurring, but to no avail. Demonstrations and rallies were held throughout the country. “I remember that August, as if it was now. It was hot – from the heat of the burn-

ing sun and the heat emanating from the hearts of the girls and boys from all over Israel who gathered together in Kfar Darom.” These are the words of Tali Sudri, a resident of Kfar Darom and teacher at the school. “I considered these youth to be


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proud emissaries, it was obvious to them that we can’t give up on Eretz Yisrael, it was obvious to them that have to take action… to fight, to pray unceasingly, that the decree be annulled, and assert that nothing will tear apart our beloved country… but the decree had been cast.”

they would find a permanent location in which to re-establish the settlement. This temporary relocation lasted for about six years during which its members became involved and active in realms of Torah and chesed within the various neighborhoods of Ashkelon. However, city life presented

In the month of Av, August 2005, Gush Katif was destroyed and Kfar Darom with it, and, for the second time, it fell into enemy hands. Kfar Darom’s community was sent to live for about half a year in a hotel in Beer Sheva. Its residents’ vibrant community life, flourishing agriculture, and daily living in open areas and naturefilled surroundings were torn away, and they were forced to create community living in a hotel, in rooms the size of only 25 square meters! The rabbi of Kfar Darom demanded that schools resume lessons and that studies not halt for even one day. The kollel students continued to study in the hotel, and the Institute for Torah and the Land of Israel relocated to Ashkelon. “Those were difficult days, but we knew that our strength lies in continuation – in continuing to study Torah and care for each other and continue doing acts of chesed,” relates Rav Schreiber. “Over the years, Kfar Darom had served as a symbol and lighthouse of faith in Hashem and the courage to hold on to the land at any cost. Our brothers succeeded where our enemies failed, and this was very painful to us.” From the hotel, the Kfar Darom community moved into an apartment complex in Ashkelon, with the intention of residing there for a minimal interim period until

great hardships to those accustomed to life in a settlement, and eventually, a suitable location was found and the community of Kfar Darom went on to establish a new yishuv in the western Negev, which they named Shavei Darom – Returnees to Kfar Darom, from the Hebrew root shav – to return. “It’s like putting fish back into water,” says Oz Kadmon, one of the founders of Kfar Darom. “To take kids who are used to running around barefoot and playing with pets in the yard and stuff them into a concrete box on the tenth floor, is akin to ‘cruelty to animals’” – this he explains to us while harnessing his horse. “Our kids are accustomed to living in open spaces, visiting hothouses every day and smelling the smells of the earth. It’s a special childhood experience… and now, baruch Hashem, we have merited this once again.” Kfar Darom’s community settled in the regional municipality of Merchavim, not far from the city of Netivot. “We are establishing the settlement from a complete zero,” explains Uriel Nachum. “Here, the lands upon which there are houses today, was growing potatoes and carrots a year ago. Today, baruch Hashem, this land is growing and will grow life. About a month ago, we received the last authorization for the

development of plots of land for the absorption of 200 families, and we are vigorously continuing our activities.” And indeed, just like a developing fetus acquiring form and substance, the yishuv is being built and plans are becoming a tangible reality. “Just look at the children’s faces, this tells us the whole story,” Ami Giat, the chairman of the school board smilingly tells us. “Watch how they’re riding their bikes freely, something they couldn’t do when living in the hi-rise apartment complex in Ashkelon.” “I insist that you come visit our school,” Uriel begs of us, “It’s the only school in the world that was founded in the wake of a terrorist attack targeting schoolchildren.” We enter the area of temporary prefab structures housing classes one through eight. During lessons, silence reigns in the classrooms and we ask Rav Noam, the school principal, if he’s sure that there are pupils here. He smiles and replies, “In our schools, we learn! That’s why our school has doubled in size since we transferred here from Ashkelon, and this year includes

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in times of war, there is no shelter area if sirens are sounded.” “We still have a long way to go, and need partners to accompany us on this path,” Uriel adds. “The families living here are real pioneers, just like the pioneers who settled Israel at the time of its establishment. To arrive at an open-spaced area, lacking any infrastructure, and begin their lives anew, to build and be built here in the Negev, is an unsurpassed Zionistic endeavor.” And, indeed, everywhere you look, you can see practical progress – trees are being planted, gardens are growing, there is an active and functioning Beit Knesset, as well as a kollel, a school and activities for youngsters; and if you keep in mind that the lives of these families were so abruptly severed more than 8 years ago, all this is very hard to believe. “We invite any and everyone who reads this article, to participate with us in our Zionist activity, to come and visit our new settlement in the Negev, and become a partner with us in its establishment.”

In Shavei Darom

about 150 pupils. These pupils come from our yishuv and from the entire surrounding region. Unfortunately, the conditions are sub-standard. The children don’t have adequate play areas during recess time, the classrooms don’t have the required security protection they need, being located within close range of missile fire from Gaza, and

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A representative of the settlement is presently visiting the New York area, together with the Admor of Sadigura, in an effort to promote the development of the yishuv and its institutions. To assist the settlement of Kfar Darom, please contact Uriel Nachum at 972-547800731 or urielnachum@gmail.com. January 17, 2014


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Why Is Tu B’Shevat In The Winter? By Bracha Goetz

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hy is Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for fruit trees, in the middle of the winter? It’s cold outside and barren looking, trees definitely don’t look like they’re blossoming, and it just doesn’t seem like the time to celebrate a kind of Jewish Earth Day. But like every other Jewish holiday, Tu B’Shevat is ripe with a unique spiritual potential, and this minor holiday’s hidden wisdom somehow becomes most readily accessible to us on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat. The rainy season in Eretz Yisrael is almost over and

the trees’ roots are beginning to drink it the water. This causes the life-giving sap in the trees to start to flow. But all we’re seeing from our windows are leafless-looking branches. There’s a lot going on that we can’t see. And that’s a silent message that these trees are giving us on Tu B’Shevat. Even if life appears lifeless, there is vital energy f lowing deep within, unseen. And if we’re still alive, it can still be tapped. The landscape may be covered with

frozen vegetation, but gradually, pushing up through the roots in the hardened ground, a miraculous natural force is beginning to stream up each trunk, moving all the way out to into each of its branches. And this invincible push upwards is happening completely below the surface. No matter what challenges we are facing, no matter how cut off we feel, or even how hopeless and deadened, there is a Divinely-designed life force that is amazingly able to flow within us. When we make sincere efforts to help

our family members, friends, students – or anyone, including ourselves – it may take some time to see the fruits of our labor, but a very similar imperceptible movement upwards is going on nevertheless. Tu B’Shevat gives us the encouragement we need to kind of “branch” out ourselves. Bracha Goetz is the author of 24 Jewish children’s books including “Let’s Stay Safe,” “Let’s Stay Pure,” and “Remarkable Park.” She can be reached at bgoetzster@gmail.com.

Looking Through Me By Miriam Klein Adelman

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have been blessed with an excellent memory. I can remember names and faces from decades back. The downside is that the people I remember aren’t necessarily blessed with the same phenomenal memory, so while I can recite their name, address, where they went to school and who their best friend was, they gaze at me blankly. This has caused me a few uncomfortable moments, but even more uncomfortable is meeting the people in my present-day life who can’t place me either. Many years ago I lived in a certain town in a certain city (in a certain state). I had small children so I went to shul once yearly on Purim to hear the megilla. Each year, a woman (a different one each year) would rise out of her seat after the reading and resolutely walk up to me and introduce herself. “Hi, my name is Frumi Goldberg. Did you just move in to the neighborhood?” And every year I’d answer, “No, actually I’ve been living here for 10 years already.” Or 11 years, 12 years and so on. Each time I arrived at the dermatologist for my annual checkup, the same receptionist would flash a bright smile and say – “Are you a new patient?” This went on for 10 years. Sometimes I feel faceless. There was a single woman with whom I shared a mutual friend.

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Each time we’d meet, my friend would say to her – “Sara, you know Miriam, don’t you?” Sara would invariably shake her head, smile and say, “No I don’t think we’ve ever met.” One time (too many) I said to Sara before she had the opportunity to give that sad little smile, “My name is Miriam. I’m the one you never remember.” Then there was the time at a convention when I met a woman whom I recognized from our teenage years. I knew her maiden name (an unusual name, mind you) and I informed her how we were acquainted. She insisted we had never met and that I must be mixing her up with somebody else. I have never met anybody else with a last name like hers before or since, I knew all her personal details except her address, yet she insisted we had never met! About 15 years ago I met a woman at my daughter’s siddur play. I recognized her from sleep away camp. We had been good friends. Foolishly, I introduced myself. I still recall how she surveyed me (all that was absent was the monocle), smiled apologetically and said, “I’m really, really sorry, but I have no idea who you are.” How I despised that smile. I have long since stopped introducing myself to people from my past. I still have not learned to deal well with rejection, so I

figure to protect myself, leave well enough alone. But it seems I don’t have to initiate the introduction to have the experience of feeling invisible. I know a woman from the different shiurim we’ve both attended. She smiles vaguely and asks me my name each time we are seated next to each other. Sometimes I get irritated and think – Have I no values whatsoever that you can’t deign to remember me? I remember you! I know your name, where you’re from, where you live. And who your sisters are and that your son was in my son’s class and that your niece was my daughter’s best friend in elementary school. Can’t you at least remember my face? Then there are the neighbors, not next door neighbors, but the block or two down neighbors. Sometimes these women, who’ve moved in after me, will approach and ask me if I’m new to the neighborhood. I, who have been living in this neighborhood for 15 years already. It is true, I am not Mrs. Social Butterfly and I’m not one of those who spend time outdoors shmoozing with the neighbors while we watch our kids run around. It’s also true I don’t know these women who approach me either, but because of my experiences I would never ask them if they’re new in town. It’s even conceivable they feel they’re performing a chesed by introducing

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themselves, but I do not appreciate the way they titter, “Oh, it’s terrible [and here they titter], I don’t know half the people here!” Finally, my family was close to a certain chashuva rebbetzin. In her later years, whenever I and my sisters would visit, she would, without fail, turn to me and say with a smile (always that smile!) – “Oh, you’re the sister I never met, right?” Of course I understood at that point that she was experiencing serious memory loss but my question is, why out of all my sisters (and I’ve got a bunch!) was I the one she forgot? I, who knew her longer than the others? Then it dawned on me. Maybe I was supposed to learn something from this. Hey, isn’t that what life’s about? And of course there are many things I could learn – one is how not to act: 1. Pretend that I know exactly who a person is as I desperately try to mentally place her and 2. The other is to realize that my self worth, always a shaky business with me, comes from the One Above, not from those below who do or do not recognize me. So, the next time I meet a possibly memory-challenged individual for the hundredth time, who looks at me quizzically, I will (how’s this?) extend my hand and warmly say, “Hi, I’m Miriam Adelman, nice to meet you.”


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By Vardah Littmann

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bout a 20-25-minute drive from Jerusalem, traveling on Highway One, you can see Mount Sartabah on the left. In ancient times, Beis Din used to notify the people that the new month had been sanctified by lighting mesuos (torches) on the different mountain tops (Rosh Hashanah 2:2). Mount Sartabah is the second mountain in the list of major mountains along the route where these burning torches were lit and waved (ibid 2:4).

Mitzpeh Habikah is located in the proximity of Sartabah. It is opposite a group of Jewish settlements: Petza’el, Gilgal, Argaman, and Mehola built on land that belonged to Jordan before 1967.

Mitzpeh Bikat HaYarden This mitzpeh, or outlook, is a memorial to soldiers who fell during the “Mirdafim” (Pursuits) that took place in the area for about three years after the Six-Day War. After 1967, numerous Arab refugees lived along the newly formed border between Israel and Jordan. From among these groups, terrorists would infiltrate Israel by sneaking though the wadis and hiding in the many caves in the Jordan Valley area. From these hideouts, they conducted guerrilla warfare and outrageous acts of violence. Often, the terrorists would use Arab women and children as decoys to escape detection by Israeli troops. Other times they would attach animal hooves under their shoes so that the IDF would not realize that people had entered the country. Or they would wear their shoes backwards so their footprints would mix up the Jewish soldiers. During that time period, the motto in the IDF was “Acharai,” meaning the commanding officer went in front of his troops. It is for this reason many of the names on the white memorial wall at the site are those of high-ranking officers, for as they led their troops to capture the enemy, they were the first to be wounded or killed. It was soon after that it was mandated for the troop commander to stay behind his platoon. This ensured that the “brainpower” of the group would be available to continue the fray. Most times, after such an “incident” the Israeli planes would bomb the nearby Jordanian fields. King Hussein (1935–1999), dubbed the father of modern Jordan, realized that these terrorist infiltrations into Israel were ruining his economy, so he decided

to put an end to them. In September 1970 he started hunting down the members of the Palestinian guerrilla organizations in his territory. The terrorists were so frightened of the king that 40 of them requested asylum in ... Israel.

The conflict ended when Hussein expelled the PLO to Lebanon. From that point on, Israel had to contend with terrorists in the north, as Yirmiyahu proclaims, “From the north, evil will come.” It is important to know that although we speak of modern Jordan, there never was an ancient Jordan. Jordan is a political entity, created by Britain in 1922. The memorial at this site was the idea

of Rechavam “Gandhi” Ze’evi. (After Ze’evi was killed by the PFLP in 2001, Road 90 was renamed Gandhi Road in his memory.) The artist Igal Tomarkin created the

sculpture out of weapon parts. Standing at the top of the memorial lookout at the Bikat HaYarden, one takes in an awesome view: Jordan can be seen in the far distance, with Mount Moav and Mount Edom behind it. The eastern edges of the Shomron are also visible. One can also see deer and other wildlife in the area. West of Highway 90 is the winding, scenic route, Road No. 458 that goes up to Maale Efraim and crosses the desert and reaches Kfar Adumim. Called Kvish Alon or Derech Eretz HaMirdafim (the Land of Pursuits Way), on this road one can clearly see the hideaway caves in which the terrorists hid. At one point, Yigal Alon (1918 – 1980) wanted to return part of the Bikah to Jordan. In anticipation of his plans, this road was paved. This highway was supposed to be the border between Israel and Jordan.

Alon was an Israeli political and military figure of the Ahdut HaAvoda party (one of the main forerunners of the modern-day Israeli Labor Party). In April 1969, when Levi Eshkol died, Alon temporarily replaced him. However, Alon held this office less than a month, as Golda Meir was persuaded to return to political life and become prime minister in March 1969. Originally from South Africa, Vardah has been living in Eretz Yisrael since 1974 and the more she learns about our glorious Holy Land the more she gets to love this prime property that Hashem has given to the Jewish people. She is studying to be a tour guide and hopes with the help of Hashem, through this column to give readers a small taste of the land. Rimonah Traub is a photographer/ writer living in Modi’in, Israel. She is originally from South Africa and immigrated to Israel in 1994.

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The Pomegranate Tree Based on True Events By S.T. Agam

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he courtyard is quiet. A scruffy cat slinks out through the gate leaving two scrawny kittens mewing piteously in the shrubs. In their weak state, they can barely be heard. Perele makes a mental note to bring them a bowl of milk. “Perele! PeeRELE! PERELE! Avu bist tu?” Her name reverberates throughout the courtyard, yet no one answers in her name. Tzirel slams the door up on the landing, abandoning her to her daydreams. Mameh will be annoyed when she hears she went missing, and Tzirel, no doubt, will have plenty to say. But, for now, Perele stretches under the sturdy tree, savoring the calm breeze licking at her ankles, the blessed stillness of her secret retreat. Only a moment longer. These few short snaps of stolen time fi ll her with a heady sense of pleasure. This is her space. And trees don’t shout. She almost trips over a book as she steps into their hallway. A flying paper plane grazes her nose and a naughty giggle follows. “Perele!” cries Tzirel, pouncing on her before she can cross the kitchen threshold, while Dov’ele pulls at her skirt, shoving another crumpled plane into her hand. “You’re under arrest!” Yitzy barks at Beinish, clamping a pair of wrist cuffs on him with a flourish. So they’re playing Hagana again. Tzirel glowers at Perele. “What?!” shoots Perele provokingly. Dropping her pout, Tzirel brandishes the broom as effective as any bayonet. “Where have you been? I called you fifty times!” “So. I’m here now!” “Nooooow…! Thank you, m’lady!” Swaggering a mock curtsy Tzirel glides her arm towards the kitchen. “Perhaps you would like me to hang up your coat and serve you dinner, too?” The sarcasm washes over Perele as smoothly as soap suds, dripping to mingle with the scattered debris cluttering their home’s graying tiles. “Sorry,” Perele mutters, and turns away. “Hey!” Tzirel calls after her, “Where are you going? January 17, 2014

It’s your turn to make supper, remember?!” “Okay!… Okay! As if I could forget?!” Perele repartees. She is tired of being at Tzirel’s beck and call. And just wait till Mameh and Tatteh return from the store. That’s when the real drama begins. **** The kittens curl up against each other contentedly, nose to tail. Their mother is nowhere to be seen. Perele

dumps her schoolbag behind the tree trunk and, taking a swig out of her water bottle, crouches at its base. The walk from school was hot and dreary. But now she looks forward to the favorite part of her day. Sheltered here beneath the tree, camouflaged by the fullness of its leaves, she keeps watch; languidly observing the comings and goings from her hidden corner of paradise. Mameh must be home now, on lunch break from the store, hassled and frazzled and so busy with the little ones that her tardiness won’t be noticed. At least Tatteh doesn’t come home for lunch. One less person for Mameh to get annoyed with.

The sun hangs high in the sky. A brace of pigeons coo in the branches above her. Looking up, Perele can see their talons gripping the branches as they hop amongst the scarlet petals. Shortly, the door to the Weinberg’s apartment – just eight steps across the landing from her home – will fly open. It takes ten steps if you are Dove’le’s size. She knows for she has counted often, always amazed how worlds apart can exist so close together. Catching the tail of her tightly woven

braid in her hand, Perele tilts her head, gaining a glimpse of the first floor landing. It overhangs the courtyard, with but a low ornate railing partially blocking her view. Meir’ke, their muzhinik, will be the first to show his face. His corkscrew peiyos swinging gaily as he skips to the edge of the landing, he will poke his head through the iron bars. “Nu… is Abba coming?” Mrs. Weinberg’s sing-song refrain will frequently drift towards her. “Can you see him?” Most days, it being far too early, Meir’ke will call back: “Not yet! You don’t have to rush!”

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Then Shifra, or Yudit, or Yankel Weinberg, will check on him at intervals, making sure he stays true to his watch. At other times – though it is a rare thing, to be sure – Rabbi Weinberg will be spotted approaching the gate or even (she shudders at the thought) already crossing the courtyard, in which case Meir’ke will shoot inside faster than a runaway cat. “Hurry, Ima! He’s almost here!” Either way, Mrs. Weinberg never fails to appear at her post, holding on to the railing, perfectly neat, calm and collected, and always, but always, with a dash of red on her lips. Her crystal blue eyes will be following Rabbi Weinberg as he climbs up the stairs, a gentle look caressing her face and a spry dimple twinkling when she smiles. One day, Perele has promised herself, she too will wait for her husband like that. They will face each other like two pigeons on a branch, same as the Weinbergs do every day of the week, and they will speak ten thousand volumes of steadfast friendship without words. **** A sudden commotion jostles Perele out of her reverie. Shifra Weinberg is flying down the staircase, tackling the steps two at a time, whilst the wail of an ambulance siren shatters the silence. Gesticulating wildly, Shifra directs the medics upstairs. Perele wonders what this all must mean. Her brothers crowd on the landing, staring unabashed. Perele slouches down into herself, pulling a low-lying branch swiftly across her face. She would make herself invisible if she could. They mustn’t see her here – but she needn’t have worried. The unfolding drama is far more compelling than her pomegranate tree. In a matter of seconds the medics reappear, expertly balancing Mrs. Weinberg’s inert figure on a stretcher. Perele gasps. The medics start positioning the stretcher for entry, when her neighbor raises a hand. “One minute…” she says weakly. “What is it, Geveret? Don’t exert your-


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self! Relax!” But Mrs. Weinberg’s arm beckons Shifra. “What is it, Ima? We’ve sent for Abba... he’ll follow you to Sha’arei Zedek. Don’t worry about anything!” Mrs. Weinberg shakes her head slowly. Grabbing Shifra’s arm, she mouths one word. “Lipstick.” **** The school bell emits a thunderous peal, leaving none in the vicinity in doubt as to where they must be headed. A scattering of weary students head back to their classroom where Morah Tzeinwirth is already at her desk, combing the class register. The girl whose turn it is to lead in prayer begins with Mah Tovu, and the class davens Shacharis in unison. Taking three steps backwards Perele hugs her siddur reveling in the knowledge that Someone Up There is always listening. Even Morah’s staccato directives cannot erode the lingering sweetness of the prayer she has managed to convey. “Yonit!” Morah sounds astounded. Leaning her head to one shoulder she glares at the student, seated two rows up from Perele. Yonit’s hair is in disarray from attempting to redo her braid. Half was still plaited, whilst the lower half stuck out in all directions; absurdly so, like a decorator’s brush after a poorly done paintjob. “What are you doing, girl?” Morah feigns shock. “Leave the classroom, please! Return when you are fit to be seen!” Yonit slithers away beneath the teacher’s tunneled gaze. The Morah tut-tuts. “Honestly, people get so engrossed in vanity – they forget themselves.” She presses a pencil by its points, between her thumb and forefi nger. “You wouldn’t believe what I saw, girls!” Glancing at the pile of papers before her, the Morah falters. “We have a lot of ground to cover today, but this, I have to tell you.” Twiddling the pencil, she collects her thoughts. Someone coughs. “On my way to the shuk yesterday,

one road was blocked by an ambulance. A woman was – shelo nedah – lying on a stretcher.” Perele sucked in her breath. This scene sounded too familiar, the Morah could not…could not be…. Morah proceeds unawares. “People were crowding around; the sick woman was about to be put in the ambulance, when suddenly she asked for something. You will never guess what it was….”

A curious silence fi lls the classroom. The pencil clatters on the table as the Morah slams it down for dramatic effect. “The lady was sick. What was it she desperately needed at that moment…?! L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K…” Her hands shoot up. “LIPSTICK! Can you believe that? Women get so taken up with vanity they cannot think straight… even when their life depends upon it!” Letting out a loud sigh, she shakes her head and sinks to her chair, a deflated balloon. “Let this be a lesson for life, girls. Okay? Now, please open your chumashim. Where were we…?” Perele’s fi ngers quiver as she turns the pages of her chumash and she can’t help but sneak an anguished glance over

at Yudit. Yudit Weinberg, ever the quiet one, is biting her lips, staring past the teacher’s turban at a vague spot on the wall. “Tell her!” Perele pleads inwardly. “It’s your mother! You have to tell her – your mother’s not like that!” but even as she feels her lungs strain at the injustice, Yudit appears to be frozen in time. The lines on Perele’s forehead tense and she fi nds herself concentrating madly. “Tell her, Yudit!” Turning to Perele, Yudit

catches her gaze. Revitalized, she swivels back to the teacher, shakily raising a hand. Morah is not in the habit of addressing fi ngers mid-sentence, particularly not one raised by a student as timid as Yudit. Today, however, the girl surprises her. “HaMorah!” Yudit calls out once, then twice. “HaMorah!” Morah pauses mid-sentence. She peers up from her chumash, interrupting a complicated Rashi. “What?” “HaMorah, that was my mother!” “Who was your mother…?” the Morah blinks. “We’re reading Rashi now. Is this relevant?” Yudit’s voice falters. Glancing at Perele, she forges ahead. “The woman

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you saw on the stretcher was my mother. And she always wears lipstick when Father comes home. We had to fi nd it quickly, you see, because she had to…” the words tumble out like a spilled sack of beans, hurtling in every direction. “She told us – when we went to visit – that she had to wear lipstick, she just had to. Abba would have seen her in the hospital all pale and in pain… he would have fretted terribly. He would have thought she was going to die.” Morah, for once, was speechless. **** The pomegranate tree is in full bloom. Taking her faded Tehillim out of her bag, Perele sits in its shade, reciting her kapitlach. There is half an hour before Goldie must be fetched from Gan, and this is still the best place in the neighborhood to enjoy some solitude. The words come naturally, worn and familiar. She fi nishes, placing a bookmark in place and straightening her skirt as she stands. Inhaling deeply, Perele enjoys the fresh summer air in the courtyard. Mameh seemed happy to see me. I really should visit more often. I wonder if Tatteh is watching me now from Above? She will never know. At least he is finally resting in peace! The neighbor’s door on the landing opposite is splintered and padlocked. The tenants moved when Mrs. Weinberg – her hero – moved on to a better world, too. Her weak heart gave her trouble for years, but you would never have known by just looking at her. Perhaps it was the lipstick effect. Perele reaches out to pick a fruit off the lower branches. Even at her height, they prove elusive. She tightens her headscarf and climbs. The years haven’t eroded her natural agility and she manages to collect a nice amount, ripe and inviting, into her billowing skirt. Her husband Mordechai loves it when she decorates his morning salad with the sweetly tart seeds. And, besides, a glass of pomegranate juice is said to be good for your heart. January 17, 2014


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Walls Of Silence W

e finally left the hospital, and I eventually got through that endlessly long day. I fell into bed by ten o’clock, disregarding a sinkful of dishes that I would never leave under normal circumstances. At twelve o’clock, the ringing of the doorbell woke me up. Who? What? I wondered, bolting upright and trying to shake the cobwebs from my sleepy brain. I glanced over at Refael who was snoring peacefully. Maybe I imagined it, I thought, debating whether or not I should lay back down. Suddenly there was another peal, followed by another. Okay, okay, I’m coming, I thought, wrapping myself in a robe and flying down the steps. Please, don’t wake up the kids. Or Tante Bracha, for that matter. I peered through the peep hole and almost fainted. “Yes?” I spoke hoarsely to the police officer who stood outside my door. “Are you missing an elderly lady?” the officer asked. “No,” I answered, nonplussed. “Are you sure?” he asked. “We found a lady wandering on your street. She said she thinks this is her home.” “One minute,” I said, taking the stairs in threes. I threw open Tante Bracha’s door and nearly fainted a second time when I saw her empty bed. “Omigosh,” I moaned, going back down the steps. “What now?” I unlocked the door, and another officer helped an old lady out of his patrol car. She was leaning heavily on his arm, and I felt like I was living out a nightmare. “Hi, Tante Bracha,” I greeted my aunt when she met my eyes. “Out for a midnight stroll?” She brushed past me without saying a word, slowly climbing the steps to her January 17, 2014

By Yehudis Alterman

Previously: Tante Bracha enjoys a visit with Rabbi Finer; Dini is fired from her job.

Chapter Sixteen room. I heard the door close with a satisfying click. Maybe I’ll get a bolt for the door, I thought grimly. “Happens all the time,” the police officer said kindly. “Seniors start to lose it. Sometimes it’s Altzheimer’s, sometimes it’s a new medication. Sorry, ma’am.” Something clicked. New medication. What was that new prescription that they gave her in the hospital? “Have a peaceful night, ma’am,” the officer wished me, tipping his hat. I finally found my voice. “You, too, Officer. Thanks for your help.” I stood at the door for a moment, staring up into the inky sky studded with a myriad of twinkling silvery diamonds. A half-moon smiled down at me. Hashem, I can’t do this by myself. I’m crumbling. Please help me. Give me strength. I gulped in a few breaths of the crisp night air, and it felt like a warm hand was rubbing my shoulder. It’s going to be okay, Hashem was telling me. I’m right here with you. A tear trickled down my cheek as I slowly closed the door and padded upstairs to try and sleep. “Everything okay?” Refael asked groggily when I creaked my way back into bed. “Great,” I answered. “Just peachy.” And I closed my eyes and pulled my blanket around me. Oh, no! I moaned when I saw the time on my alarm clock. How did I oversleep? Now I missed carpool and will have to drive everyone to school. Oh, yuck! Suddenly, last night’s escapade flooded into my consciousness, and I remembered exactly how I had managed to oversleep. Dragging myself out of the warmth of my bed, I reluctantly began to rouse my sleeping brood, sorely tempted to leave them sleeping and climb

back into bed myself. I sniffed. Pancakes? But who would be making pancakes if I’m up here? I went into the kitchen, and to my surprise, Tante Bracha, while leaning on her walker, was cheerfully frying the fragrant, smooth circles, flipping them deftly from the pan onto a waiting plate. “Thought I’d surprise you,” she greeted me with a twinkle in her eye. “Great!” I said, encouraged. Maybe things will start getting better. “Ma,” Rivky raced into the kitchen panting, “Shiri stole my brush! Tell her to give it back!” I winced. I really needed my coffee before turning referee. “I did not,” Shiri protested, pulling the brush behind her back when Rivky lunged forward to grab it. Sure enough, Rivky fell flat, and her screams effectively shattered the cozy atmosphere that had prevailed moments before. All the commotion woke Eli, and his cries joined the chorus. Maybe I really shouldn’t have woken anyone up, I thought wistfully. Can I turn the clock back for a redo? “Shiri! Rivky! Stop that fighting this instant!” Tante Bracha bellowed, scowling furiously at my delinquents. “In my day, children knew their place. They would never fight. And to make such noise in front of their parents? Unthinkable!” Chastened, Shiri and Rivky fell silent, looking from Tante Bracha to me with wide eyes. I felt like a tornado was swirling through my kitchen, and wondered frantically where we could all take cover before it could do any more damage. “Yum! Pancakes!” Avi said happily, piling a stack on his plate. “Now hold on just a second, young man,” Tante Bracha froze him with an icy

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stare. “Did you ask your mother if you’re allowed? You have a weight problem, you know, and it’s not going to get any better if you aren’t careful. I would say just one or two for you, and certainly no syrup. You know there are risks when people are too heavy. It can lead to all kinds of health problems. Heart trouble, diabetes…” I watched Avi’s face crumple, and my heart shattered into a million pieces. So much for thinking the situation was improving. Suddenly, Tante Bracha teetered, and I hurried to grab hold of her. “I feel dizzy,” she complained, as I led her to a chair. “There there,” I said, feeling anything but calm. Sheva! My heart screamed out. I need help NOW! Out of the corner of my eye I saw Shani appear, taking in the scene from the doorway through narrow, disapproving eyes. I knew exactly what she was thinking. This is all your fault! Her unspoken message resonated loud and clear. Who says it’s a mitzvah to care for your aunt when she’s ruining all of your children? Aren’t your children your first priority? Once the kids were gone and Tante Bracha was resting, a light bulb went off in my mind: Maybe Sheva can chip in so that I can hire some help. “Shev?” I said, relieved to hear her voice. “I need your help with Tante Bracha.” “Not now,” she whispered, sounding terse and somewhat annoyed. “I’m walking into an important meeting. Can you call me back later?” Of all the nerve, I thought, seething as I put down the phone. Why is her life that much more important than mine, all the time, and why, for the millionth time, can’t we share this burden that rightfully should belong to both of us?


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Making Life Easier

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By Pnina Baim

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How To Make Sheva Brochot

h, the happy days when mazal tovs are shared and the news spreads that a new couple will soon be married. A l’chaim is made, and perhaps a vort as well, and soon the two sides, or the couple themselves, sit down to work out the myriad of details that a Jewish wedding entails. A Jewish marriage, as we all know, does not just include a festive ceremony of various degrees of extravagance, along with an aufruf or Shabbos kallah commemorating the final Shabbos of the soon-to-be-married couple. There are also seven days of sheva brochot after the wedding. Sheva Brochot should be nothing more than upscale dinner parties, but with all the other nearby events with their own immense to-do lists, things tend to get complicated, and it’s quite tempting to simply throw in the towel and call your local restaurant to have your sheva brochot catered. However, that shortcut not only adds another large expense to your already staggering budget, but it also means sacrificing the cozy and personal touch that comes with hosting a sheva brochot in your own home. But how to balance everything? The trick is, of course, the oft-repeated mantra: plan ahead. I would add to that to not just plan ahead, but more importantly, fi nd a happy medium between preparing and over planning. It’s easy to get excited and start hunting for the perfect shade of champagne tablecloth to match the exact color of the bridesmaid dresses, or to insist that each guest must have a wine glass, water glass and soda glass, but take a breath. At some point, good enough will have to do and it will be good enough. This past Succos, my family was blessed with the engagement of our youngest brother. What incredible joy it is when all the children in the family are married to such fine people! We felt that we had been truly graced by the hand of Hashem, and we eagerly looked forward to the pending nuptials. The three girls in our family offered to make a weeknight sheva brochot, and as all three of us are full-time working mothers, simple but elegant would be the theme. Another brother had gotten married just the year before, so our prior ex-

perience was fresh in our minds and we knew just what to do. We divided the chores during a conference call about a month before the wedding; I would host, dairy would be served buffet style, and my sister, the

her help, I quickly accepted, delegating the task of a fresh salad appetizer to her. With all the hullabaloo of the wedding, and happy coincidence of a nephew’s bris the very next morning, along with

It’s easy to get excited and start hunting for the perfect shade of champagne tablecloth to match the exact color of the bridesmaid dresses, or to insist that each guest must have a wine glass, water glass and soda glass. in-house decorator, would decorate. Each one of us chose a couple of dishes that we or our spouses could make with ease, and when my aunt called to offer

the rush of Shabbos Sheva Brochot, we did not get to setting up my house until the day before. Although it was stressful that day, it was just one day of stress.

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Anyone can deal with one day of stress, right? We gathered borrowed chairs and tables, and covered the tables with a salvaged roll of blue velvet which looked beautiful. My sister, Shulamis, set up the tables with white plates and white roses, and the effect, if I may say so, was stunning. My aunt brought in her special bride and groom wine holders, as well as a framed picture of the happy couple taken at the wedding. On the table were portions of vegetable salad topped with crumbled crackers, as well as my husband’s famed avocado dip, chumus, and chips. A small roll was placed by each plate. Butternut squash soup is one of many soups that freezes well, so I made one the week before, and we served it with a spoonful of roasted sunflower seeds. After the soup, we opened the buffet, which consisted of decadent lasagna made by my very own husband, succulent salmon, delicious and hearty quiches, delicately grilled vegetables on a bed of pasta, and large bowl of Greek salad. We interspersed the speeches with every course, allowing plenty of time for conversation, and saved the longest orators for dessert, which was a selection of cheese cakes and cookies, along with an assortment of teas. Sounds better than a restaurant prix-fix menu, right? I dare say, it was quite the success, and it was a pleasure having my little baby brother, all grown up, sitting with his brand new kallah, in my house, enjoying the food we made with our very own hands. With our divide and conquer strategy, everyone enjoyed the night, including us, the many hostesses. May every simcha bring us only joy! Postscript for all working mothers (and honestly, which mother does not work hard?); Pesach cleaning starts on Tu B’Shevat, which this year lands on January 16th. Pesach might not begin until April 14th, but trust me, time flies when you’re having fun. Pnina Baim works as a nutritionist, and is writing a novel about love and Israel. Her first novel, “Choices,” is available at all online retailers. Contact Pnina at pninabaim@ gmail.com. January 17, 2014


16 |Daily Living| Soup Recipes Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes. The selections were diverse and we had so much fun preparing and tasting (thank you, Dodi, Rita A., Rita L. and Pam for cooking!). Our five favorites can be found on these pages.

Onion Soup

Purity Of Orange Soup

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Submitted by Chaya Feldstein Delicious, easy and freezes well! Ingredients 12 onions sliced 6 tbsp. sugar 1½ cups flour 3/4 cup onion soup mix 4 tbsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 36 cups water

Ingredients 1 medium onion, diced 4 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks 5 carrots, cut into small pieces 3 red peppers, cut into round slices 2 tbsp olive oil water to cover

Directions Sautee onion in oil until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about an hour. Let cook and then blend with an immersion blender.

Directions Place all ingredients in pot and cook on high until it boils. Lower flame to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

Quick and Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Submitted by Keli Leeba Kinseth Not all “cream” soups contain cream. This one uses milk and vegetarian broth, is quick, easy and tastes rich and delicious. Ingredients: ½ cup minced onion or sliced and minced leek (white parts only, well rinsed) 4 tbsp butter (or margarine) ½ tsp salt (if you use broth cubes, omit the salt until you taste at the end) ¼ tsp ground white pepper Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cayenne (optional but very nice) 1 clove pressed or minced garlic ½ tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves or ¼ tsp dried (you can also use ¼ tsp Italian seasoning) 4 tbsp all-purpose flour 3 cups vegetable or parve chicken stock (you can also use 3 soup cubes mixed in 3 cups water) 1 cup milk 1 (16-ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed (set some aside) 1 cup shredded cheese (I use sharp Cheddar) January 17, 2014

Directions In a medium sized, heavy-bottomed pot, melt the 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, if not using bouillon cubes, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne and cook, stirring, until soft. Add the garlic and thyme (or other herbs) and cook, stirring, for about a minute – keep an eye on it as garlic burns easily. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly for a few minutes. Slowly add the stock and the milk, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

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Add the broccoli and cook, stirring, until tender, for 10 minutes. At this point you may be able to mash the broccoli into the soup if you like it with a bit of texture. Alternatively, puree with a hand-held immersion blender or cool and puree, in batches, in a blender or food processor and return to the pot. Reheat the soup over low to medium heat Remove from the heat and ladle the soup into bowls. Top with cheese and croutons.


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Quinoa Spinach Soup Submitted by Molly Wood Ingredients 12 cups of water 1 cup Quinoa, rinsed 1 medium/large sweet potato, diced 1 onion, sliced 10 oz frozen chopped spinach or 1¼ cups fresh 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp garlic powder 2 tsp cumin 4 tbsp soup powder

Directions Start by putting 8 cups of water and 1 cup of quinoa into a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 13 minutes. Add the vegetables and spices and the remaining 4 cups of water. Cover, bring to a boil and then simmer until sweet po-

tatoes are soft. If you’re making it for Shabbos, put on the blech right before candle lighting.

Lentil and Lamb Soup Submitted by Lena Lenik Whenever I make this, my guests say, “This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten!” The red lentils and tomatoes give it a wonderful color. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1-2 lb lamb stew meat with bones (you can use neck bones). 3 celery stalks, diced 1 large parsnip, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 large onion, diced 8 garlic cloves chopped (more if small) 1 lb red lentils rinsed 1 box (32 oz) vegetable broth 1 32 oz can crushed tomatoes 3½ tbsp ground cumin 2 tbsp dried mint or 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint. Fresh mint for garnish Water to thin to desired consistency salt and pepper

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Directions Heat oil in large pot, brown lamb, add vegetables and saute until tender. Stir in cumin and mint. Add tomatoes, vegetable broth and red lentils. Add water if necessary. Stir. Simmer for 1 hour or more until lentils dissolve and meat falls off bone. At this point you can remove bones and break up meat to small pieces with a fork. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh mint. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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After The Darkness Last time, Yoel and Tziporah decided to confront Esther at school.

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he words had barely exited his mouth when a tight-lipped Esther appeared in the distance. The fury in her eyes was so intense that it seemed to penetrate them. She approached the car, stopping about a yard away, and began to speak quietly, yet each word was a poisonous dart. “What did you have to come for?” she seethed. “So everyone would have something to talk about? I’m sure they’re all looking out of the windows right now, waiting to hear what I have to tell you. And I already told you that—” “All we want is an address and phone number, is that clear?” Yoel interrupted her sternly. It was time to set boundaries. “You’re hurt, you’re in pain. It’s understandable. We respect your feelings, but you’re obliged to respect our feelings, as well. But more importantly, there’s a mitzvah of kibbud av v’eim – is that clear?” His authoritative tone caused Esther to stiffen and fall silent. After a pause that seemed to stretch for far too long, she finally mumbled, “Her name is Mrs. Farkash, and she lives on Yerushalayim Street, number twenty-three. I’m renting a room, and it’s actually quite cheap,” she added, a note of defiance in her voice. “You know that money isn’t the issue.” Yoel was clearly angry. “So it’s not the issue. In any case, it was the only place I could find.” “Are you coming home for Shabbos?” “I’ll see.” “Esther, you are coming home for Shabbos, do you hear? If not, then there’s no way we’re going to continue funding this business.” January 17, 2014

Chapter Four Esther nodded reluctantly. She knew she had to pick her battles. “What will you eat?” Yoel continued. “I’ll figure it out.” “You’re being ridiculous!” Tzipora burst out, unable to contain herself any longer. “What do you mean, you’ll ‘fi gure it out’? And besides, I brought you a few things that you left behind.” She pointed to an overstuffed suitcase. “I also brought you all the canned goods that I had in the pantry and the star-shaped cookies that you like.” “Okay.” “The proper response is ‘thank you,’” Yoel corrected sharply. “Thank you. Really, I do appreciate it.” “And I want you to call every day.” “But…” “Otherwise, there’s no point to all this.” “Okay.” The response was sullen, and Esther didn’t meet their eyes. “Here, take some money,” Yoel opened his wallet and handed her a thousand shekels. After an infinitesimal pause, Esther took it. “I want you to use it to buy yourself healthy lunches. If you want, you can even order catered meals from Anash Catering. They do weekday deliveries.” “All right.” “And…” Suddenly, he wasn’t sure how to continue, but Tzipora preempted him. Her heart surging with emotion, she got out of the car and placed a warm hand on the stubborn girl’s shoulder. “Esther, you know how much we love you, and that we’re waiting for you to come home. The moment you change your mind, our door is open for you. Please, just promise me you’ll think it over.”

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“Think what over?” “That maybe you regret this step. It’s so drastic. Think of us. Think of the other kids.” The girl’s eyes flashed defiantly and her expression grew hostile as she exhaled sharply. “Listen, I left because I need time to think, not chas v’shalom because… Surely you understand that I really do need time to think things through. I’m almost eighteen years old…” Her words emerged in a jumbled mess. Somehow they all knew it was time to say goodbye. “Esther, please don’t hesitate to call.” That was Yoel. “Or to change your mind,” Tzipora added. “It’s okay to change your mind.” “And I’ll speak to Mrs. Farkash,” Yoel continued. “And please do a big grocery shopping so you’ll have whatever you need. And send your clothes to the cleaners.” It was almost amusing how they took turns speaking. “Don’t worry about me so much. I’ll be okay,” Esther muttered. “Listen, I’ve got to go. Class is starting in less than a minute.” “Okay.” Was there anything left to say? Esther turned around and, with her head held high, strode toward the school building. Yoel watched her go, and his shoulders sagged miserably. Tzipora’s eyes widened and then scrunched tight in pain as she saw her husband’s lips quiver violently. It was that that scared her more than anything. She lifted her eyes to gaze at Esther’s retreating back. Had she also seen Yoel’s crestfallen gaze? Yoel, the wealthy, seasoned, indomitable businessman? If she had, then maybe she was finally satisfied.


| Serial | *** Mrs. Farkash was anything but pleased. “First, she arrives here on her own, without supper, without breakfast, with a suitcase that’s more like an overnight bag, and then suddenly her parents show up with a long list of demands!” Yoel did his best to sound pleasant and relaxed, but his patient veneer was wearing thin. His client was, no doubt, waiting for him in his office, even less patient than he. “Mrs. Farkash, I admit that there has been something of a lapse in planning here, but now that we have seen Esther’s accommodations for ourselves, we’d like to improve them a little,” he said delicately, trying to infuse his lauded business acumen into his words. “Improve the conditions in my home?” the old woman glared at him. “If it’s improvements you’re interested in making, I advise you to focus your efforts on your daughter’s diet, which so far has amounted to nothing but tap water!” “We’ll certainly take care of that, but I would also like to purchase a comfortable bed and mattress for her.” Mrs. Farkash was livid. “No, absolutely not,” she said icily. “Your daughter rented a furnished room that she found perfectly acceptable.” “You’re welcome to keep the bed even after Esther leaves.” Yoel’s offer served only to fan the flames smoldering in the old woman’s heart. She was already upset by this unannounced visit, and the couple’s generous offer had the opposite effect of that intended. “I have no interest in you buying or leaving me any new bed. The old bed can stay right where it is.” Tzipora cast a sidelong glance at her husband. “It’s okay. We’ll just measure the frame and buy a comfortable mattress that she can place on top of the existing one. That way, everyone will be happy.” “And don’t go leaving me any new mattresses after the girl leaves,” Mrs. Farkash attacked again, “which I hope will be soon,” she added under her breath, half-hoping these troublesome people would hear and take matters into their own hands. In unison, the parents exhaled heavy sighs. “And now, about the food, Mrs. Farkash,” Tzipora attempted again. “Where can I put it?” The old woman opened the fridge and pointed to the empty shelf. “Um, I’m not sure that’s enough space,” Tzipora said hesitantly. “That’s what there is,” Mrs. Farkash replied tightly.

Tzipora fastened her lips shut and began to pack a dozen fruit yogurts and assorted cheeses neatly onto the tiny shelf, to the background noise of Mrs. Farkash muttering that, to her knowledge, the world wasn’t coming to an end and the stores weren’t sold out yet. Her surly attitude didn’t prevent Tzipora from filling the shelf until there was nary an inch left empty. That task completed to the best of her ability, she proceeded to stuff full the shelf in the cabinet that the old woman had allocated for Esther, but stopped short after just a minute, shaking her head. “Mrs. Farkash, this is simply not large enough. There are over a dozen cabinets in this kitchen, and one shelf is insufficient. I’d appreciate if you could please empty at least one whole cabinet for Esther.” Her tone brooked no room for argument, and the old woman reluctantly agreed. In short time, Tzipora had filled the cabinet with bags of nosh, canned goods, and packaged cookies. Finally, she fished out the last bag from the suitcase, one that contained an assortment of fruits and vegetables, and requested space for those, as well. “Mrs. Farkash, you’re more than welcome to take from any of the food here,” she offered generously. “I have no need for other people’s food,” the old woman retorted. “No problem, you don’t have to. I was just offering,” Tzipora said lightly, casting a pained look at her husband. If Esther felt herself incapable of adjusting to the strained relationships in her own home, how in the world would she manage living with this cantankerous old lady? Yoel zipped shut the now-empty suitcase and as he and Tzipora turned to take leave of Mrs. Farkash, Tzipora appealed to the woman in a choked voice. “Mrs. Farkash, I know that you are in no way obligated, but please take my phone number, just the same. If you notice anything out of the ordinary with Esther, or you feel that she’s in need of help, please call us.” The old woman refused to take the small, cream-colored card Tzipora was proffering. “I’m not a babysitter, madam.” “I know that… but, please… just in case…” Her imploring gaze caused Mrs. Farkash to relent. She took the card and meticulously entered the number into her oldfashioned phone book.

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Mrs. Farkash closed the door behind the couple and exhaled a pent-up sigh, relieved that she’d finally rid herself of those two interlopers. How dare they! Why in the world did they need to buy their daughter a new mattress? What was wrong with hers? It was a perfectly practical bed that she’d bought for an excellent price back in 1963, in the days when things were built to last. Why does this spoiled young generation make a fuss over everything? she fumed inwardly. She wasted the next two hours rearranging her kitchen cabinets to make space for the items she’d vacated from the shelves on Esther’s behalf, and she was entirely unprepared when the door opened and the girl entered quietly. “We say ‘hello’ when we walk into someone’s house,” the old woman griped. “I expect basic courtesy from my boarders.” “Hello,” Esther replied tonelessly. “You don’t look like you didn’t sleep well enough last night,” Mrs. Farkash continued her assault. “What do you need a new mattress for, eh?” The girl stared back at her. “Right – I slept fine.” “Wonderful. Well, at least you filled up the house. One shelf wasn’t enough for you?” “It’s perfectly fine,” Esther replied wearily. She entered her room and stopped short when she noticed the extra suitcase filled with an assortment of clothing and belongings that she’d left at home. She immediately headed back to the kitchen and opened the fridge to find ‘her’ shelf overflowing with fresh dairy products, and she sank onto one of the chairs in shock mixed with anger. “I don’t understand… They were here?” she muttered in confusion. “Yoel was here, too?” “Yoel? Is that a way to speak about your father?” the old woman said, becoming more riled up every minute. “He’s…” Esther began, but then thought better of it. “I mean, no. Whatever. It doesn’t make a difference. I’ll eat later.” She disappeared into her room and locked the door firmly behind her, leaving Mrs. Farkash glaring after her. “Yoel!” she exclaimed furiously. “The chutzpah! Whoever heard of calling a father by his first name!? I don’t know what’s going to be the end of this girl.”

By Rachel Schorr Originally published in Hebrew as Nichtav B’Dam Translated by Tfutza Publications tfutza1@gmail.com Tel: +972-2-650-9400

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20 |Family Fun Page| Compiled by Happy Klein

Funny Bones

Language Corner

Submitted by B.C. of NY

Word Time By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein, Jerusalem

Why do birds fly south?

Question: If you drop a white hat into the Red Sea, what will it become? Answer: Wet.

Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too far to walk.

How many words can you make using the letters in the word T R E E S? I was able to find 24 words. Remember! Letters can only be used as many times as they appear in the original word.

All words appear in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. If you find any more words, send them to The Family Fun Page! terse [succinct] es [a type of curve] et [ate] ers [a European plant] erst [formerly] ester [type of chemical compound] stere [a unit of volume] rete [network] ree [a bird] res [a particular thing] er ser [a unit of weight in India]

Question: What is the difference between a hill and a pill? Answer: One is hard to get up and the other is hard to get down.

Answers: rest ere [before] sere [dry] re [a musical note] tee [peg that holds a golf ball] tees ret [to soak a fiber] rets see set seer steer

Question: What do porcupines have that no other animal has? Answer: Baby porcupines.

FUN WITH MATH Bottle Price Submitted by Ira P. Antin, Succasunna, NJ. Question: If a cork and a bottle cost $4.10 and the bottle costs $4.00 more than the cork, what does the cork cost? Answer: The cork costs $.10 and the bottle cost $4.00. Parents and Kids! Send YOUR jokes, riddles, parsha and Torah questions, recipes, pictures and more to magazine@jewishpress.com with FunPage in the subject line. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to include the answers, and your name, address, age and school if appropriate!! Or send directly to Happy Klein, Arzei HaBira 49, Apt. 32, Jerusalem, Israel.

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By Rabbi Sholom Klass, z”l

The Story Of Daniel

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here are many wonderful stories about the Navi Daniel. Some can be found in Sefer Daniel, while others are in the Talmud and Midrash. In the third year of the reign of Yehoyakim, melech Yehuda, Nevuchadnezzar, melech Bavel, lay siege to Yerushalayim and conquered it. He took many treasures from the Beis HaMikdash back with him to the land of Shinar. He ordered his courtiers to round up the wisest children of Yehuda to be trained as advisors, for these children were known for their erudition and worldly knowledge. Among the children taken were four outstanding young geniuses: Daniel, Chananyah, Mishael and Azariah.

Providing Food The king commanded Ashpenaz, the chief of his courtiers, to provide the children with the best meat and wine so they would be healthy in body and mind when they appeared before him. Daniel and his companions, however, would not defile themselves with the king’s food and requested just fruits and vegetables. Ashpenaz was afraid to comply with this wish. “I fear disobeying my lord the King, who has ordered me to give you his meat and wine. If he sees you looking worse than the other children who are eating the meat, he will have me killed.” “Fear not,” replied Daniel. “Experiment by giving us only vegetables and water for the next 10 days and then compare us with the other children. You will then see who looks healthier.” He agreed, and for the next 10 days he served them vegetables and water. And lo

and behold, at the end of that time they looked healthier then the children who were eating the meat. From that day onward, Daniel and his companions only ate vegetables. G-d gave Daniel and his companions knowledge and skill in all areas of wisdom, and to Daniel, especially, he gave the understanding of visions and dreams. After three years of study, they appeared before the king who found that they were 10 times more knowledgeable than all the magicians and astrologers in his realm. He appointed them to be his personal advisors.

The King’s Dream In the second year of the reign of Nevuchadnezzar, he had a dream. He awoke in the morning with a start; it was a terrible dream and it bothered him because he forgot what he had dreamed about. All he knew was that it had been scary. The king called all of his magicians, astrologers, sorcerers and the Chaldeans to appear before him. When they arrived, the king told them that he had a terrible dream and asked them to interpret it for him. “O King, live forever,” said the Chaldeans. “Tell the servants your dream and we will then offer you its interpretation.” “I cannot remember the dream,” replied the king. “It is gone from me. If you will not make known to me the dream with its interpretation I shall cut you to pieces and destroy your homes. But if you tell me what I dreamt and its interpretation I shall reward you handsomely and I will give you great honor.”

The Chaldeans replied, “There is no man on earth who can fulfill your request and there had never been a king who has asked such an unfair request.”

Death To The Wise The king became very angry and commanded the guards to destroy all the wise men of Bavel. Among the wise men to be destroyed was Daniel, who had not attended the sessions of the Chaldeans. When he was made aware of this decree, he sought out Arioch, the king’s captain, and advised him that he would tell the king his dream and its interpretation the following morning. The captain made arrangements for Daniel to appear before the king. That night Daniel visited Chananya, Mishael and Azariah and urged them to pray that G-d to help him so that he would not perish with the rest of the wise men of Bavel. G-d heard their pleas and He revealed the secret to Daniel in a night vision. Early in the morning, Daniel was ushered into the throne room before the king.

Revealing The Dream “Are you able to make known to me my dream and its interpretation?” the king asked. Daniel answered, “The secret that the king has demanded no wise man can answer. But there is a G-d in heaven Who reveals these secrets and He gave you this dream to make known to you what shall come to pass in the future. The following is the dream you saw: “You beheld a great image which had a terrible form. Its head was of fine gold, its breasts and arms of silver, its belly

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and its thighs of brass. Its legs were of iron and its feet were part iron and part clay. Suddenly, a great stone smote the image and smashed the iron, clay, brass, silver and gold into small pieces and they became like chaff which the wind carried away and there was no more trace of them. The stone that smashed the image became a great mountain which filled the whole earth. “This is the dream which you saw, and now I will tell you its interpretation. You, O King, are the most powerful person on earth; you are the ruler of all mankind. You are this head of gold. After you shall arise another kingdom, inferior to ours, and then a third kingdom of brass which shall also rule over all the earth. “Then a fourth kingdom will arise that shall be as strong as iron. You saw the feet and toes made of clay and iron. This signifies that the kingdom will be divided; it shall be partly strong and partly weak. It will then disperse over the face of the earth. Then shall the G-d in Heaven set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed and it will break and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever. “This is the dream and that is its interpretation.” Nevuchadnezzar rose and fell on his feet before Daniel and commanded everyone to pay him homage. “It is true, that is the dream I saw and it is the true interpretation. Your G-d is a G-d of gods and a L-rd of kings and revealer of secrets.” The king then made Daniel a great man and gave him many gifts and made him chief of the governors of all the wise men of Bavel. January 17, 2014


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Yonason breaks his diet.

Chapter 53

New Beginnings

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still felt awful several hours later when Yonason and I walked home from school. It was Yonasan who finally broke the uncomfortable silence. “You know,” he said softly, “this happens to people all the time. They go on a diet, and then, one day, when they have a particularly difficult nisayon, they break all the rules. And after that one failure, that’s it. They slam the door on all their efforts and give up entirely. This actually happens in lots of situations, not just diets – for instance, to people who want to quit smoking. “You know, the world is filled with challenges, and we’ve got to confront them and deal with them. And you know what else? Sometimes, we still fail. The passuk says, ‘Sheva yipol tzaddik ve’kam – a tzaddik stumbles seven times, and gets up.’ Failures are a part of life, and then you have to stand up, brush yourself off, and keep going!” As usual, Yonasan somehow understood exactly what to say to console me. It was almost as if he had a special X-ray machine that could see right into my heart. “So you don’t think I ruined everything?” I asked in a small voice. “No, you definitely didn’t!” Yonasan declared confidently. “In fact, I’m sure you hardly ruined anything at all! Everyone gets hungry once in a while. We’re human, not angels!” He laughed, and so did I. “You ate. You enjoyed. And now, go back on your diet. Pretend you never broke it!” Already I felt so much better. I wasn’t sure he was really right, but I preferred to believe him. After all, I knew if I allowed myself to wallow in failure, I would only end up eating another bar of chocolate… It was Thursday, and when I walked through the door of our apartment, I felt like I’d landed on another planet. Yanky and Racheli were home with a babysitter but I was supposed to take over watching them. Ima had left a note reminding me she had a wedding and asking me to give the younger kids supper and put them to bed. I’m not sure what Thursday is like in your house, but in mine, it’s very busy. I took a long, deep breath and a good look around the wreck that had once been our living room. Obviously, the babysitter hadn’t felt the need to remind the kids to clean up after themselves, and the place looked like a hurricane had blown through. Forgetting all about the party, the cake, the potato chips, and my broken diet, I decided to get things in order. From the moment I set foot in the house until nine o’clock that night, I didn’t sit still for one minute. Not surprisingly, the two little ones did nothing to help, and I made sure to keep them busy so they wouldn’t destroy the order I was trying to create. I helped them shower, gave them grilled cheese sandwiches, and after getting them to promise they wouldn’t climb out of bed, told them such a long story, I almost fell asleep! When Yanky finally closed his eyes and Racheli

was already slumbering, I got up and hurried to the laundry room to search for the broom and dustpan. Abba came home early, surprising me while I was in the middle of washing the kitchen floor. “Rav Miller stopped me after Maariv,” he told me as I mopped. “He checked out the rumors and seems pretty convinced this group of developers are intent on building their mall right here in the neighborhood. So now he’s trying to decide on a course of action. The only reason I’m telling you is so you can be confident the matter is in good hands. Now you can spend your time learning instead of getting mixed up in adult affairs.” Abba gave me a friendly smile and thanked me for tidying up so nicely, before heading off to the living room to finish his learning. *** The three youths surrounding Reb Michoel gazed at him as if transfixed. He overflowed with so much love, so much warmth and caring. The half hour they’d spent learning together had somehow infused them with energy, and they all felt uplifted. A cool evening breeze wafted through the alleyways of Tzefas. Nate, Zack, and Sam – once known as Nosson, Zecharyah, and Shmuli – accompanied Reb Michoel as he set off for home. Each of them carried a large backpack containing the basics for everyday living, along with a few prized possessions. And each one of them carried a heavier burden of pain and suffering inside his heart. Zack was American but had moved with his father to Eretz Yisrael after his parents’ divorce. He’d spent two months trying to swallow his heavy American accent, because “the minute I open my mouth, everyone thinks I’m rolling in dough,” he explained. Sam’s parents were older and worked long hours to earn a living. He’d always been a latchkey child. With no one to supervise him, he’d drifted from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, absorbing only disappointment and rebuke. Nate was a different sort. He’d grown up in a normal, happy household, but something about him rejected authority. He lived for thrill and adventure and had reached the conclusion that it was better to live in a tent in the wild than in civilization bound by a million and one rules. The three had met only several months previously, but had immediately forged a close friendship. They’d begun their journey with little purpose and even less money, but with dreams of somehow finding a place for themselves in the world. However, it hadn’t been as simple as they’d hoped. Most people treated them as nobodies, and pickpockets targeted them and tried to snatch their few possessions. The trials they endured together eventually broke down

By Yehudit Golan Originally published in Hebrew as Yehoshua B’Ribua. Translated into English by Machon Tfutza. January 17, 2014

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By Henia

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itty was a lively happy little girl with lots of friends. One day Yitty’s teacher announced, “Girls, in honor of Tu B’Shevat we’re going to have a fruit party.” Five-year-old Yitty jumped out of her seat. “Fruuuuit? Yuck! That’s not a party! A party is supposed to be potato chips and popcorn and licorice…” Morah frowned. “Yitty, this is a Tu B’Shevat party, not a junk food party. Please sit down.” Yitty sat down with a grumpy look on her face. Morah began handing out little paper bags to all the girls. Yitty didn’t bother opening her bag, but all the other girls looked inside theirs. Soon the room was filled with the sounds of happy comments. “Oh walnuts! I love walnuts!” said one girl. “Figs! The best!” said another. “Oh yum! Apricots!” said another. When Yitty heard what all the girls were saying, she said, “Oh, it’s the good kind of fruit! I thought it was going to be like apples and oranges.” “What’s wrong with apples and oranges?” her friend Goldy asked. “So now you like the party, Yitty?” Morah asked smiling. “Yes!” Yitty said happily. Yitty peeked into her bag. Then she pulled something out. Something hard and brown. It looked like a hard brown flat stick. “What’s this weird thing?” Yitty asked looking at her teacher. “It’s called bokser. In English we call it carob,” Morah told her. Yitty kept turning the funny looking thing in her hand, from one side to the other, making a face as she looked at it. “It won’t bite you,” Morah said. Yitty looked like she wasn’t so sure about that. “But you can bite it,” said her teacher. All the girls laughed. “You know what girls?” said Morah. “How many of you have eaten bokser before? Raise your hand if you did.” Nobody put up a hand. “Girls, what do we do if we never ate a fruit before? What do we do if we didn’t eat a fruit all year?” “I know!” Goldie called out. “We make a shechiyanu!” “That’s right!” Morah said. “Everyone take out your bokser. We are going to make a shechiyanu together. Watch out for the seeds.”

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the barriers between them, and they shared their sad stories and mutual challenges. Would they have to wander like this forever, with no place to call home? Then they met Reb Michoel. They had encountered him – or more accurately, he had approached them – on their way to the ancient Tzefas cemetery. With his eagle eyes for troubled youth, Reb Michoel immediately latched onto the three boys, sensing that they desperately craved love and

Yitty was not happy about this. She didn’t want to put that thing in her mouth. But she felt funny not doing what all the other girls were doing. She felt like she had no choice. All the girls made a shechiyanu together and took a bite of their carob. The girls thought it tasted interesting. Yitty looked at her carob for a moment and tried to be brave. Very slowly she took a tiny little bite. Oh how horrible! It was so hard, she had trouble biting it. And when she finally did, it tasted terrible to her. She barely managed to swallow it. “That’s the worst thing I ever ate in my life! Yuckeeee!” Morah frowned. “Yitty, that’s not a nice way to talk about food. Hashem made different foods with different tastes. Some people like this food and some people like that food. If you don’t like a food you can just say that it’s not your taste, but you shouldn’t say it’s yucky.” After school Yitty walked home with her older sister Dina. Dina was eight years old. When they got home, they found Mommy standing at the kitchen counter, mixing something in a bowl. “Are you making a cake, Mommy?” Yitty asked. “Yes,” Mommy said. “I’m making a cake for Tu B’Shevat.” Yitty looked inside the bowl. The batter was smooth, creamy and brown. It looked delicious. “Oh, I know!” Yitty cried. “It’s a chocolate cake! You’re making chocolate cake for Tu B’shevat because cocoa beans grow on trees!” Mommy and Dina laughed. Yitty said such funny and clever things sometimes. “It’s not a chocolate cake,” Mommy said. “It’s not chocolate? Then why is it brown?” asked Yitty. “It’s going to be a carob cake,” Mommy said. Do you know what bokser is? It grows on a tree.” “CAROB?? OH NOOOO!” Yitty yelled so loud the neighbors probably heard her down the block. “What’s with you, Yitty?” Mommy asked. “You never tasted carob!” “Did so!” Yitty said with her hands on her hips. “When did you eat carob?” Mommy asked. “Today. We had a Tu B’Shevat party in school. Everyone got a bag of fruit. And it had bokser in it!” Mommy and Dina looked at each other. Yitty stood there frowning. Dina started looking a little nervous about that cake herself. She had never tasted carob and she worried that maybe Yitty was right about the taste.

Mommy smiled. “Yitty honey, what you ate was plain raw carob. I understand you don’t like it raw. But this is not just plain raw carob. This is carob powder mixed with sugar and flour and oil and water. Did you know carob tastes delicious when you mix it with sugar and other things?” Yitty’s eyes opened wide. She stood looking at her mother for a few long moments. “Taste the batter. You’ll see.” Mommy said. Yitty peered into the bowl. It did look yummy. “I guess I’ll be brave.” Yitty took a spoon and dipped it into the batter. Then she made a brocha and slowly moved the spoon toward her mouth. Mommy and Dina watched. “Hey! It’s pretty good!” Yitty said with a big smile. “Now I know what Morah means that we shouldn’t say the food Hashem made is yucky.” Mommy smiled. “Your teacher is right, Yitty. But even if you didn’t like the batter you still shouldn’t call a food yucky.” Yitty took another spoon and filled it up. “Hey!” Dina said. “Don’t eat the whole thing! Save some for the cake!”

attention. He introduced himself and started a friendly conversation, while nonchalantly accompanying them along their way. When it came time to daven Minchah, he led them to the Abuhav shul as if it were the most natural thing to do, and continued their discussion outside until Minchah began. Rivkah Sofer, Reb Michoel’s wife, was accustomed to receiving unexpected visitors at all hours of the day and night. She didn’t say a word when her husband returned home with three young men in tow, and simply hurried to add several settings to the table and dice a salad to add to the simple meal she had prepared.

Sitting in a comfortable, warm home for the first time in months, the young men began feeling pangs of longing for family, something they hadn’t felt in ages. “It’s not that I want to throw everything away and be a bum forever,” Sam admitted. “If I only had a normal place, a normal home, somewhere that people cared about me and understood me, I’d be happy to stay.” Zack and even Nate nodded in agreement. Both had long since tired of the thrill of journeying the wild and sleeping on the rough ground. The idea of having a roof over their heads did sound inviting indeed.

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January 17, 2014


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