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Anti-Semitism In America Today: Down But Far From Completely Out

America’s Earliest Jews By Laurie Rappeport The majority of today’s American Jewish community is Ashkenazi but in Colonial times Sephardim made up the majority of the Jewish population. Historically, Sephardim are associated with Jews who lived on the Iberian Peninsula. The story of these Jews’ immigration to North America and their success in adapting their rich culture to their new home is a fascinating aspect of American Jewish history. Many Jews from Spain fled to various Mediterranean locations after the Spanish Expulsion. Some settled in various regions of the Ottoman Empire (notably Eretz Yisrael, Salonica and Constantinople) while others crossed the border into Portugal. Which was not affected by the Inquisition until 1536. When the Inquisition did reach Portugal, the Portuguese king formally allowed Jews who were not prepared to convert to Christianity to emigrate from Portugal. In fact, however, he hindered the Jews’ departure because he needed their professional knowledge for Portugal’s expanding overseas territories and enterprises. These events paved the way for the emigration of many Spanish and Portuguese Jews to new territories in South America. The first locations where

By Uriel Heilman When Abraham Foxman steps down next summer from his longtime post as national director of the Anti-Defamation League, he’ll be leaving his successor with a much brighter picture on anti-Semitism in America than when Foxman joined the organization in 1965. In an age when anti-Semitic incidents appear to be on the upswing in many parts of the world, America tops the list of countries where Jews suffer least from anti-Semitism, Foxman says. Jews can live, study and work anywhere they want in America. Yes, there’s Mel Gibson, Louis Farrakhan and the occasional swastika scrawled on a synagogue wall, but Jews in America for the most part live free of discrimination or the threat of violence. “Statistically, yes, the picture is pretty good,” Fox-

man told JTA in an interview this week. “We’ve made an awful lot of progress in this country in terms of social anti-Semitism. “Socially, Jews in America have ‘made it.’ But it hasn’t eliminated some of the vestiges of anti-Semitism,” he said. “America is not immune to anti-Semitism. We’re not immune to racism and bigotry and prejudice.” In Europe, the wellsprings of anti-Semitism are relatively well known: the far right, which is the traditional bastion of neo-Nazism; the far left, where Israel-bashing sometimes translates into anti-Semitism; and Muslim extremists. But where is the anti-Semitism in America? Partly what makes it so difficult to find is that it’s hard to agree on what constitutes anti-Semitism. Most of what we talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism today fits in one of three categories.

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Lawmakers: Return Iraqi Artifacts Reb Meir Schuster To Jewish Passes AwayCommunity In Jerusalem

Some members of Congress are working to enfor decades well-known sureReb thatMeir IraqiSchuster, Jewish artifacts nowa on display in figure at theare Kotel who approached in order Washington returned directly toJews the Iraqi Jewto introduce them to Torah Judaism, passed way ish community and not the government. Monday Jerusalem. Reps. in Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Ileana RosR. Schuster 71 and the hadbipartisan been suffering Lehtinen (R-Fla.)was are leading effort Lewy Dementia, a rare degenerative tofrom return theBody thousands of books, photos, texts and other materials that were foundthe bysymptoms the U.S. and disorder of coalition forces in 2003.which They are weresimilar brought the to to both United States to be restored and were digitalized. Alzheimer’s and ParkinThe collection is supposed to be sent back to Iraq next son’s. spring. Reps. Israel and Ros-Lehtinen wrote a letter While estimates vary,to Secretary of State John it’s Kerry statingthousands that the Iraqi believed of government has no legitimate to the artifacts. Jews claim are observant today “We firmly believe that items should with be reduethese to an encounter turned to the descendants of the Iraqi Jewish comR. Schuster, which invarimunity, who still mourn the loss of these priceless Reb Meir Schuster ably led to a first Shabreminders of their former lives in Iraq,” they wrote. bat meal and in many cases a decision to enroll Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also is involved varying of timesaid in yeshivot to infor the effort. lengths Ros-Lehtinen it “wouldgeared be crimiba’alei teshuvah. nal for the U.S. government to be complicit in denyPresstheirs.” staff) ing the Jewish community what(Jewish is rightfully The collection includes more than 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents in Hebrew, Arabic, Judeo-Arabic and English Israeli Brothers Poisoned Bydating from 1540 to the 1970s. Some of the items are on Pesticides Released From Hospital display at the National Archives through Jan. 5. (JTA) Brothers Michael and Yitzhak Gross, 7 and 5,

were discharged from Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikvah Monday nearly a month after Hizbullah their family ofGets six became ill from Aiding Former inhaling pesticides. Their sisters, Avigail, 1, and Egged Driver 42poison. Months In Prison Yael, 4, died from the A“Our Jerusalem district judge sentenced an emotions are court running high today…” Arab from eastern Jerusalem who joined the Hizthe boys’ father said in a news conference at the bullah terrorist organization during a trip to Beihospital. “We are going home today with two rut to 42 months in prison. healthy, whole children, something that is hard Assam Mishara was convicted under a plea barto believe, andwith we are grateful thatand wetransfer are hereof gain for contact a foreign agent to see this day. information to an enemy. Mishara, who holds an Isthe was otherformerly hand, itemployed is hard as not to have raeli“On ID card, a driver for thoughts and bus Yael. During this time Egged, oneofofAvigail the largest companies in Israel. weInhave practically not left the hospital, but we his sentence, Jerusalem District Court Judge have felt the enormous love and the infl uence Moshe Yoad Hacohen wrote that Mishara and his wife of Israel the many prayers beenand said forthere the left for Jordan on that Junehave 20, 2012, from a tremendous sense in of Dahiya, unity. This has flboys ew toand Beirut. Mishara arrived a suburb south ofus thethe capital city known as a Hizbullah given strength to continue duringstronghold. this difThere, he and gavewe thefeel name hispart hotel his speroom ficult time, we of are ofand a very number to a guard, and told him he would like to meet cial nation.” with An members of the Shiite terrorist He received an exterminator had left agroup. poison lethal to e-mail address and password and was instructed to open humans in a closed container in the family’s aapartment, Facebook account to correspond withhis the organization. planning to complete job the fol“In recent years, thereunder have been presentlowing day. He remains housecases arrest. ed to the court of individuals making contact with (JTA)

hostile groups. This phenomenon requires deterrent punishment,” the judge wrote. (Israel Hayom via JNS)

INDEX

24/7 Z’manim……………….42 Auto .................................... 52 Classified ............................ 88 24/7 Z’manim ............... 36 Communal Calendar……….42 Auto ............................. 44 Beres ........................... 64 Community Currents……….60 Challenge – Butman .... 57 Covenant – Sacks.…………35 Classified ..................... 72 Daf ...................................... 40 Communal Calendar .... 36 Dining Guide ....................... 45 Community Currents .... 51 Daf ............................... Editorials ...............................34 7 Dining Guide ................ Expounding – Stone ........... 38 78 Editorials ........................ 7 Goldwasser......................... 38 Expounding – Stone .... 20 Halachic – Cohen ............... 26 75 Goldwasser .................. – Cohen ........ 20 IHalachic Remember – Fine ............. 49 I Remember – Fine ...... 41 Im Yirtzeh – Cohen ............ 43 Im Yirtzeh – Cohen ...... 37 In Memoriam………………..82 In Memoriam ................ 66 Leadership – Feiglin……….36 Lesson in Emunah ....... 59 Lettersin...................... 7, 67 Lesson Emunah .............. 72

Letters............................. 7, 83 Lomdus – Fuchs……………32 M.M. Weiss ......................... 27 Lomdus – Fuchs .......... 11 Quick Takes –.................. Klein………..14 M.M. Weiss 58 Q & A – Y. Klass ................. 38 Monitor – Maoz ............ 13 Quick Takes – Klein ..... 14 Rebbetzin Jungreis ............ 13 Q & A – Y. Klass ........... 26 Riddles – Weintraub ........... 71 Riddles – Weintraub .... 34 ServiceForum Directory ............... 94 Senior – Magill . 61 Service ......... 78 Shmuz –Directory Shafier……………24 Shmuz Shafier .......... 29 Simcha – Planner ................. 51 Simcha Planner ........... 43 Singles ............................... 43 Singles ......................... 37 Soloveitchik ––Ziegler Rapps 11 Soloveitchik ... 34 Teller ............................ Soloveitchik – Ziegler..........24 74 Time Capsule.................... .............. 15 Time Capsule 65 Travel ........................... 55 Travel ................................. 64 Week in Review ........... 40 Week in Review ................. 48 West Coast .................. 54 West Coast………………….44

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Bibi Previews White House Agenda Paul Reichmann, Torah World’s Greatest Dies To VisitingPhilanthropist, U.S. Jewish Leaders

Philanthropist Paul (Moshe) Reichmann, consid- as Olympia & York collapsed under some $20 billion ByTorah Steve in K.debt, WalzPaul Reichmann lost most of his family forered the greatest financial supporter of the Jewish Press Israel Correspondent world, passed away last Friday. He was 83. tune, though he later regained some of it. Together with his brothers, Edward, Ralph and Reichmann was born in Vienna in 1930, two years the settlements, it’sHungary. not the territories. ict JERUSALEM At Olympia a Monday to visiting Albert, he founded–the & briefi Yorkng building and after his family left The familyThis laterconfl fled to property firm, of which Paris Germany annexed halfwhen a century. The root cause members development of the Conference Presidents of Major predated it by at least by the mid-1980s was the largest thenthe to right Morocco. American Jewish Organizations, Israeli Prime Min- of this conflict is the Austria, refusal toand accept of the developer in the world, and the issues ranging Jewish people to a stateAfter studying yeshivas in ister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed of their own inin any boundarReichmanns were one of the world’s Britaintruth…. and Israel, Reichmann from Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its active support ies. That remains a simple richest families. worked from all 1953 to 1956 as the of the Syrian government and Hamas terrorism to on“Now, friends, you can take the settlements Reichmann used muchpeace of his talks for- to the growing and you can uproot them unpaid of going Israeli-Palestinian andeducational the conflict director will contintune to support studyNetanyahu and Ozargo HaTorah, which anti-Israel boycottTorah movement. expects to ue. You can have Israel back to the ’67runs linesJewand observance. In Toronto, a 3 White House the conflict will continue. ish day schools. raise these topics during he hisbuilt March How do we know that? Benumber of schools and synagogues He and his wife moved to Tomeeting with President Obama. cause we tried it. That’s exactly what we did in Gaza. which became the center of a thrivronto in 1957, where he joined “What ought to be the goal of these negotiations We went back to the ’67 lines, we uprooted at terrible ing Orthodox community. the family’s Olympia Tile, which [with Iran]? It’s not merely prevent Iran from hav- human cost and financial costs the 10,000&Israelis The Reichmann familytodonatlater became Olympia York. ing nuclear weapons…. It’s to prevent Iran from havwho were there. Did we get peace? What we neargot is ed up to $50 million a year to yeThe company built ing the capability of manufacturing nuclear weapons. a forward outpost of Iran from which they’ve so far shivas, synagogues and hospitals ly 100 buildings in the ToronThat is the different,” Netanyahutosaid. our heads….” around world, according The “If Iran perches fired about 12,000 rockets to areaonduring its first 15 years itself York as a threshold Articulating Israel’s aspirations, the Israeli leadNew Times. state in which it has all the eleof operation. ments of Olympia a nuclear&weapon in place, they’ll just have er said, “We hope that there will be apurchased cultural change. All of York’s construcReichmann eight to doprojects one little twiston ofthe theSabbath knob to get final enrich- We hope that the fruits of peace will take root in the tion halted Manhattan office buildings in mentall of Jewish fissile material is the new for generation of Palestinians and holidaysthat as well ascore of a nuclear soil. We hope that the 1977 more than $300 milweapon. Then allThe they’ll have topaid do is take these com- will embrace a different We hope, wewere can’t Christian ones. company lion;path. 10 years laterbut they overtime for workers worth $3We billion. In 1980, ponents from one sideon of Sundays. a room and another side of base the peace on hope alone. must base it alsothe on Olympia York ran intoand severe was security tapped to build a room, put & them together in a very short time security…. We mustcompany ensure solid arrangetrouble the early 1990s, when Financial – days orinweeks or perhaps even hours – they’d have ments that protect the World peace and protectCenter Israel in in London’s Wharf project, the New York. a nuclear Canary weapon….” case the peace unravels.” world’s largest property in developINN, On Iran’s intervention Syria and its broad supNetanyahu said that BDS movement(JTA, leaders are ment, remained half empty. In 1992, Jewish Press staff) Paul Reichmann port of regional terrorism, Netanyahu said, “This re- part of a new international front that seeks to put an gime continues to foster terrorism around the world. It sends the most deadly weapons to Hizbullah [and] to Hamas, weapons that are fired on our civilians. This regime participates in the slaughter, the massive slaughter, the unending slaughter in Syria…. There is no Assad (Continued fromregime Frontwithout Page) Iran….” Netanyahu continued, “And Iran has not changed oneAn iota its call to3,000 annihilate the Jewishamong state….” estimated demonstrators, them Netanyahu spoke victims, about theprotested status ofthe Israerelatives of thealso prisoners’ reli-Palestinian peace talks. lease on Monday night. On Tuesday, a group of relHe said, “We’re trying to makeIsrael’s peace with those atives unsuccessfully petitioned Supreme Palestinians least have not engaged in terror. Court to stopwho the at release. WeTuesday’s say to them thatcomes if youaswant to achieve atalks real release the 3-month-old face anthen uncertain future. peace, that peace has to be based on a real recAlthough U.S.the Secretary of State John Kerry has onciliation with Jewish state of Israel. We shall insisted complete dentiality, Channel soon seeon if we have aconfi partner in [PAIsrael’s President Mah2 reported thisand week thatifthe Palestinian Authorimoud Abbas], I think there is a partner there, ty reportedly has demanded that land swaps in the then there is a way to move this process forward. West Bank 2 percent – aforprovision Ne“And for not it toexceed move forward, and it to succeed tanyahu’s wouldaddress likely oppose. ultimately,coalition then it must first the root cause On confl Sunday, repreof the ict. The root cause of the conflict is not

end to the Jewish state by employing economic warfare. He urged American Jewish leaders to expose and confront them. “Having failed to dislodge us with weapons, with armies, with terrorists, with rockets, with missiles, they [BDS supporters] now think they’ll disAttorney Yifat Raveh from the that Israeli Justice lodge us with boycotts. And that’s nothing new,” he Ministry briefed the committee on the way the besaid. “…I think the most eerie thing, the most disreaved families had been notified. graceful thing is to have people the soil of Europe “Two hours after the list wasonfinalized, the famtalking about the boycott of Jews. I think that’s an ilies were contacted through case workers and the outrage, but that is something that we’re re-encounrepresentative organization for victims of terror. Not tering. Inwas the reached, past, anti-Semites Jewish everyone there wereboycotted those who had businesses andphone todaynumbers they call forthere the were boycott of changed their and also technical problems,” Raveh said. the Jewish state. And by the way, only the Jewish One bereaved father responded that only seven state…. of the 16 families were notified. Regev addedgarb.” that a “They’re classical anti-Semites in modern “tentative list already existed a week Netanyahu suggested that the mostago.” effective way have movement prepared in into “They countercould the BDS is advance twofold. and He said formed the must families in themovement best possible manner,” that Israel condemn supporters on Regev said. moral grounds while continuing its success as an international technological innovator.

Prisoner Release Sparks Outrage In Streets, Tensions In Netanyahu’s Coalition

sentatives from families in the Almagor Terror Victims Association lic anti-Semitism persists and anti-Semitic attitudes sent a letter to Attorney are higher than in America. Once they acculturate General Yehuda (Continued fromWeinFront Page) to the United States, Latino anti-Semitism declines: stein, asking him to preobvious and easiest to define is clas- Among first-generation immigrants, about 40 percent ventThe the most prisoner release. sic anti-Semitism: Jew-baiting, swastika scrawling, hold anti-Semitic attitudes; among those born here, Weinstein’s deputy, atphysicalDina violence. the number falls to 20 percent. torney Zilber, responded with a stateA recent example cropped up last fall in the Pine Of the 5,790 bias incidents in the U.S. in 2012 ment sayingdistrict that freeBush school in upstate New York, when The recorded by the FBI, 19 percent were motivated by ing in negotiNewprisoners York Times ran a front-page story describing religious bias, compared to 48 percent by racial bias ations “is a clearly polithow Jewish students there were being bullied, beat- and 20 percent by sexual-orientation bias, according ical issue in which all of while authorities looked to the bureau. Of the 1,166 religious bias incidents, en, taunted and harassed the the considerations other way. Lasthave month, three Jewish families 60 percent were anti-Jewish, while the next highest been weighed with from the district filedthe a lawsuit claiming their chil- number was anti-Muslim incidents at 13 percent. highest scrutiny dren were forced by to the endure “rampant anti-Semitic The approximately 700 incidents of bias against Jews executive authorities.” discrimination and harassment.” ranged from vandalism to physical assault. Almagor Director Then there’s Israel-related anti-Semitism, though “It’s distressing that Jews are still the No. 1 reliMeir Indor responded there is wide disagreement even among Jews about gious target of bigotry,” Foxman said. “Pine Bush is critically to the statewhen anti-Zionism a wake-up call to say to me that, you know what, you ment, saying, “Thebecomes fam- anti-Jewish. there should is attitudinal anti-Semitism. Ap- have to be careful that these statistics don’t lull you.” iliesFinally, of the dead proximately Foxman said the ADL takes seriously the spread not need to fi12 ghtpercent the warof Americans hold deeply entrenched anti-Semitic for their loved ones.” views, according to ADL polling, of anti-Semitism on the Internet, though the orgawhich index to measure anti-Senization has not with quiteIsraeli figured outMinister how to Benjamin solve the O n uses M oan n d11-question a y , t h e U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) meets Prime mitic opinions. The proportion of Americans hold the myriad problems it residency faces there. Foxman the Netanyahu at Villawho Taverna, U.S. Ambassador’s in Rome, on describes October 23. Knesset Internal Affairs theseEnvironment viewpoints has held relatively study in recent Internet as a “tsunami” of hate speech. and Comyears, at 12 to 14 to percent. In for 1964, contrast, roughTo its critics, the ADLDavid is in the business of selling Member of Knesset Tzur (Hatnuah) inmittee convened prepare thebyprisoner release. “Is thereratcheting any reason to release thefor idenAt thepercent meeting, committeeheld chairwoman Miri Regev quired, ly 30 of Americans such views. anti-Semitism, upnot Jewish anxiety the of the to be released in futureannual stag(Likud-Beiteinu) her opposition, sayingtoday, “The tities Among those voiced with anti-Semitic attitudes purposes of prisoners fundraising. The organization’s Thein families are$54 in suspense.” added that release of prisonersand will Latinos lead to more African-Americans have terror.” disproportion- es? budget 2011 was million, andTzur it has 30 regionopposed the release of prisoners. “This is numbers an example of cowardice andFoxman weakness ately high – above 30 percent. at- he al offi ces across the country along with one in Israel. MK Shuli (Habayit Hayehudi) on behalfthe ofpersistence the government,” she added. “No Afrinortributes of anti-Semitism among But at the Mualem-Rafaeli ADL, its educational and training pro“It anti-Semitism is only in the Jewish state and that legislative the murmal country releases murderers. In return, got said, can-Americans to denial of the problem and a we dearth grams, monitoring, of Jews released. another place rockets red intospeaking Ashkelon, a tunnel Egypt and derers of blackfileaders out againstfrom anti-Semitism. and legal effortscan arebe seen as key In to “keeping a lids in on the world, everyone would cry out if such murders of Israelis.” Among Latinos, the attitudes are seen as a hold- the sewers” of prejudice, as Foxman puts it. a thing “Why,” asked, “do we needtraditional to give anything over from she Latin America, where Catho- happened.” (JTA)

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Selective Indignation, Part 1,000

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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.

everyone got the point, the following quote from an interview with the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat: “Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent a message to Mr. Kerry today, and the message reads ‘do not continue your peace efforts’.... They know very well that this destroys the peace process.” Compare this with what followed last week’s issuance of new, non-negotiable red lines by the Palestinian Authority that negatively impacted almost all of Israel’s core concerns: Israeli military and civilian withdrawal “from all Palestinian territories occupied in 1967” within three to four years; release of all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails; explicit reference to East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state; resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue based on UN General Assembly Resolution 194 (i.e., the so-called right of return); and refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rueineh, said that “without these principles there can be no just and comprehensive peace in the region.” If there were ever a real body blow to the peace effort, this would be it. Yet the State Department didn’t release a statement. And The New York Times didn’t report the story. In fact, the last thing the Times reported that even touched on Palestinian rejectionism came two weeks earlier in a story about Mr. Abbas’s interview with the newspaper during which the topics discussed included the continued Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and Israel’s demand that its forces be stationed in the West Bank, beyond the territory it will retain, in order to police the peace. The Times story, again by Ms. Rudoren, was headlined, rather benignly, “Palestinian Leader Seeks NATO Force in Future State,” highlighting the Palestinians’ preference that NATO troops rather than the Israeli military monitor the peace. Not only was the defining matter of acceptance of Israel as the Jewish homeland relegated to secondary status, but Mr. Abbas’s emphatic “This is out of the question” in response to the Jewish homeland ques-

Ms. Rudoren added, presumably to make sure

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It seems that whenever the Israeli government announces new settlement construction in the West Bank, even in areas that in all probability will remain part of Israel under any final agreement, the news is typically greeted as a frontal assault on whatever negotiations are being pursued by whoever happens to be the American secretary of state at the time. On the other hand, no such alarm is sounded in response to Palestinian recalcitrance on issues Israel has declared essential to its security. This selective indignation permeates the international community’s approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict and is reflected in the way much of the media covers that conflict. Last month, after the Israeli government published plans for new construction, the State Department promptly repeated its longstanding refrain that the settlements were “illegitimate” and that “It is never helpful to have steps taken that are not conducive to our efforts to move forward on peace.” True to form, The New York Times titled its report on the development “In Blow to Peace Effort, Israel Publishes Plans for New Housing in Settlements.” The article, by Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren, was just barely more objective than the provocative headline:

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Not So Operatic

Harvey Rachlin’s article comparing the Shabbat morning service to a great grand opera was nothing less than awe-inspiring (“The Shabbat Morning Service: Like an Opera – Only More,” op-ed, Feb. 14). Unfortunately, his experience in shul is not one that is shared by the majority of worshipers in Orthodox congregations. Instead of a sonorous voice and soaring melodies flowing through the room, we are more likely to be treated to a whiney, nasal and/or off-key belching of what purports to be our service to HaKadosh Baruch Hu. If davening is supposed to be in lieu of korbanot, what is being offered would not have been deemed an acceptable sacrifice under any shitah. Perhaps if our congregants were instructed in the halacha regarding who is permitted to lead the service (having yahrzeit is not a qualification) and how the service is to be performed (some of the required melodies are called miSinai for a reason) our Shabbat davening might indeed become the fascinating, memorable, religious,

and spiritual experience it should be. Mark Stone (Via E-Mail)

Modern Orthodox Schism (I)

Re the recent articles, editorials and letters to the editor concerning the growing schism in Modern Orthodoxy: The controversy over who makes authoritative decisions in Orthodoxy sparked by troublesome developments in the “Open Orthodoxy” movement (including the designation by Rabbi Avi Weiss of so-called rabbahs and the more recent announcements by the heads of SAR Academy and the Ramaz School that female students may put on tefillin if they wish to do so ) is not without precedent. Some 25 years ago, several Orthodox Rabbis, most of them graduates of RIETS, formed the Orthodox Roundtable, sometimes referred to as the RCA Roundtable. Their plan was to tackle, within halachic parameters, key problems facing the Orthodox community. These were mostly individuals

who knew their way around the halachic literature and were certainly people of serious accomplishment. Yet even they would admit they were not on the level of the Talmudic giants whom Jews have relied on for centuries for definitive halachic decisions. Ultimately, the group disbanded in the face of criticism from elements within the RCA as well as from some of the roshei yeshiva at RIETS. If the Orthodox Roundtable met with such resistance, we should expect even more of a backlash to the ideas being spouted by the champions of Open Orthodoxy. That is why I can only hope that Rabbi Hershel Schachter’s eloquent challenge to the SAR and Ramaz initiatives (“More on the Tefillin Controversy,” editorial, Feb. 14) will be followed by similar reactions from the RCA and RIETS ranks. Modern Orthodoxy is facing an epic identity crisis and the time to address it is now. Marc Levinson (Via E-Mail)

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Missing The Point On Women’s Issues By Rabbi GIL STUDENT The ongoing challenge of Orthodox Judaism is the delicate balancing act of maintaining traditional faith and religious practice while living in the modern world. Communities accomplish this differently, some with more tension than others. Occasionally, we sadly see some communities lose balance and either wall themselves off from the modern world in isolationism or deviate from traditional beliefs and practices. We are currently witnessing the latter phenomenon among many of those who call themselves “Open Orthodox,� particularly regarding women’s participation in synagogue ceremony. Predictably, traditionalists respond by arguing that halacha – Jewish law that binds us all – does not permit women to be called to the Torah or lead specific parts of synagogue prayer services. While a recent article in the journal Tradition and accompanying responsa published online conclusively demonstrate this, it is to some degree beside the point. There are two main issues that underlie this entire discussion – meta-topics that transcend the technical laws of any specific ritual. The first is how and when religion changes. Or perhaps more important, who has the authority to introduce change? The second issue, which I wish to discuss here, is crucial to understanding the current debate: gender roles. Traditional Jewish texts clearly discuss men and women as categories – as distinct groups – even though individual men and women vary. People are unique but their characteristics are described using helpful generalizations (see Moreh Nevuchim 3:32). The Orthodox worldview, as evidenced by the most prominent literature of the past two centuries, is that men and women have different roles in Judaism. Women are the private, home-centered individuals and men are the public individuals. Women naturally connect to God with less ritual while men require more. Rabbi Gil Student is editor-in-chief and publisher of TorahMusings.com.

Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik believed that men and women were given different inherent natures as part of Creation. He is summarized by Rav Avraham Besdin (Man of Faith in the Modern World, pp. 84-85) as saying: Two humans were created who differ from each other metaphysically, not only physiologically, even as they both partake of Divine qualities. This contradicts the perverse notion that Judaism regards woman as being inferior to man. It also cuts away another false notion that there is no distinction between them in terms of their spiritual personalities. Two sexes were formed not only for propagative purposes, but they constitute existential originals. They differ in their psychical natures. This emerges, in particular, from the halachic roles allotted to men and women. The Oral Torah teaches us that women are exempt from time-bound positive commandments. Men are obligated in various communal activities while women are exempt. Many explain that women are charged with the religiosity of the home, with the all-important continuity of family tradition. While publicity-obsessed Western culture values only the public role, and therefore places the synagogue at the center of religion, Judaism traditionally values the home over the synagogue, the private over the public. The current debate over women’s position in Judaism is mainly (but not solely) about gender roles. Some wish to reject the worldview distinguishing between gender roles, either because they believe it does not accurately represent the Torah or because times have changed. This second argument is often made by pointing out that women can reach great heights in the secular world, the implication being that we must change religious gender roles because secular gender roles have changed. I find much truth in that statement because women’s public roles have expanded tremendously in the secular world – but I reject the conclusion that we should change

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Why Israel Can’t Stand Down On The Jordan Valley By HILLEL FENDEL

Has Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed to allow an international force to police the Jordan Valley instead of the IDF? It depends on what type of inferences are derived from various statements by Netanyahu, his spokesmen, Secretary of State John Kerry, and various news sources. Beyond the words, however, is the axiomatic truth that even the scantest chance that Israel might be considering giving up control of the Jordan Valley is frightening – and a recently discovered IDF video from 34 years ago shows why. Clearly old-style in narration, film quality, and simplistic graphics, the video (uncovered by Americans for a Safe Israel’s Mark Langfan) begins with critical background information: In 1922, the British gave 78 percent of the Land of Israel – the entire eastern portion that is today the Kingdom of Jordan – to the Arabs. This was after Britain’s Balfour Declaration of 1917 promised a Jewish national home in Palestine, presumably in its remaining 22 percent, which comprises today’s state of Israel, including Judea and Samaria. After 25 years of Arab violence and terrorism against the Jewish populace in the smaller, western side of Palestine, the UN voted in 1947 for yet another partition, granting the Jews three parcels of land barely connected to each other and comprising less than 15 percent of the original Palestine. The populace of this area was 45 percent Arab. Beersheba, Lod, Ashkelon, and Beit Shemesh were not included in Israeli portions, and Jerusalem was to be internationalized. Despite these drawbacks, Jews around the world rejoiced while the Arabs declared war – during the course of which Israel gained territory but not Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The armistice line around these areas beHillel Fendel, past senior editor at Israel National News/Arutz-7, is a veteran writer on Jerusalem affairs and co-authors the Keeping Jerusalem column which appears bimonthly in The Jewish Press (see page 26).

came the Green Line. Over the next 19 years, the IDF movie tells us, the Green Line represented only danger for Israel. Israeli civilians were killed or wounded in more than 10,000 border incidents, and Israel’s densely populated areas were literally “under the guns” mounted on the Samaria and Judea mountain ranges. This impossible situation was resolved in 1967, when Israel captured Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, all the way up to the Jordan River. Why is it so critical for Israel to retain the Jordan Valley? Because it provides the strategic depth Israel requires to defend itself against conventional, non-conventional, and terrorist warfare; and it provides a very steep, barely passable barrier between the population centers of Israel and enemy forces. The Jordan Valley is the lowest valley in the world, more than 1,300 feet below sea level. It is flanked on the west, where most of Israel is situated, by the steep Shomron Mountains. Foreign armies attempting to conquer Israel from the east would have to climb nearly seven-eighths of a mile in order to reach Israel’s heartland. On the other hand, if these enemies were already in control of the Valley and Shomron, ready and waiting to attack the heavily populated Central Plain area at will, what could stop them? The video paints this picture more vividly. Foreign armies poised to attack Israel from the east bank of the Jordan River would have to first cross the river, then make their way up the steep hills of Samaria – through only five existing east-west routes. The forces would be unable to fan out across and upward, because the mountains are simply impassable other than via these five routes. Israeli defending forces atop the Shomron would be able to stop them with relative ease. On the other hand, if the enemy armies were already deployed in the Jordan Valley, or halfway up the mountains, or atop the Samaria mountains, they could easily plan a surprise attack. This would take them, by way of dozens of roads and open country, directly into Israeli

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Overturning The Amalek Mindset By SHANDEE FUCHS In the month of Adar we usually focus on our battle with Amalek and strategies on how to weaken his effect on us. This year we have two months of Adar. Hashem, in His knowledge of all things past, present and future, knew we’d need two months this year to contemplate what Amalek does to us and how we can work to eradicate him. We are living in dangerous times. It seems the entire world is against us. However, it is only because we let Amalek into our minds that we are frightened by this situation. This is not the first time in our long history that the world is against us. We just have to learn from our history how to react to it. Amalek tries to convince us there is no hashgacha in this world – that Hashem is not involved and doesn’t care about us. This in turn makes us feel insignificant and small and incapable. We know and believe that Hashem is involved with this world and governs everything that happens in it. And He is especially involved with Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael. We must believe this without a shadow of a doubt. It must permeate our beings and we must act accordingly. This is one of the Rambam’s Thirteen Principles of Faith. I think we all need to remind ourselves of some of the important lessons we learn from Sefer Shemot, which we just happen – hardly by coincidence – to be reading now. We are taught in parshat Shemot that it was Miriam who convinced Amram to remarry his wife Yocheved, since she knew the redeemer would be born from them. Amram listened to her, and Moshe Rabbeinu was born. But things didn’t go smoothly. His mother was only able to hide him for three months, and then it seemed that all was doomed. She had to place him in the Nile in accordance with Pharaoh’s decree. Most people gave up at that point and yelled at Miriam, “Where is your prophecy now?” But Miriam didn’t give up. She had emunah. She went to the river to see what would happen. The word Shandee Fuchs is co-editor of the Family Issues section of The Jewish Press. She gives a popular weekly parshah shiur in Flatbush.

used in the Torah for her standing there is veteitatzav – she stood firmly. Miriam did not claim to know exactly what would happen. She could not have known that Pharaoh’s daughter would come to bathe and decide to save Moshe and raise him in the palace right under Pharaoh’s nose. She did, however, know something would happen, and she wasn’t going to miss seeing the miracle with her own eyes. So she planted herself there to witness the great ways of Hashem. And indeed she merited seeing the miracle and even assisted in bringing the baby’s own mother to nurse him. When Bnei Yisrael were by the Yam Suf, in a very dangerous situation and with nowhere to go, Moshe instructed them with the same word that was used in the story of Miriam standing by the river. He told them hityatzvu – stand firm and see the salvation of Hashem. Moshe himself did not know exactly how the Jews would be saved but he knew something would happen. He wanted Bnei Yisrael to stand firm and be worthy to see the miracle. And indeed Nachshon Ben Aminadav, displaying the highest level of emunah and mesirut nefesh, proceeded into the sea. Did he know the water would split for him? No – but he knew Hashem would not forsake them. Miriam and Nachshon were unique; not many people in their generation had their level of emunah. The Torah, however, chooses to tell us about these individuals so that we may learn from them. In the story of Purim, we read in the megillah that Haman had convinced Achashveirosh to annihilate the Jews of his kingdom. The decree to kill the Jews was sent out via letters to all the provinces of the kingdom. We are told that everywhere the letters arrived the Jews were frightened and in mourning. No one knew how Bnei Yisrael would be saved. Many thought they wouldn’t be saved – that Hashem had forsaken them. The situation was bleak. The Jews were all alone in the world. No one was on their side. This is exactly what Haman/Amalek wanted to achieve. That is Amalek’s goal – to convince us that Hashem has forsaken us. Mordechai in his great emunah and Esther in her great mesirat nefesh were able to guide Bnei Yisrael into a teshuvah process that resulted in the great mir-

acle of nahafochu, of overturning. But what exactly was overturned? If you look closely at the megillah, you will see that the decree to kill the Jews was not overturned. As Achashvairosh himself explained, decrees issued by the king could not be overturned. Instead, he allowed Mordechai and Esther to write a second decree as they saw fit. The decree they wrote was that the Jews had the right to stand up and fight for themselves. Can you imagine how firmly the Amalek mindset had taken hold among the Jews – how small and incapable Amalek had made them feel they needed a decree to tell them that they were allowed to fight for their lives? This is the nahafochu, this is what was overturned – the Amalek mindset. Through their incredible teshuvah and return to Torah, they now believed Hashem was involved in the world and had not and would not forsake them. Our rabbis tell us that today we don’t know with certainty who the nation of Amalek is. However, anyone who tries to convince us that our God has forsaken us and is not involved in this world and in our lives is, for all intents and purposes, Amalek. Our situation is not much different from the story of Purim or Yetziat Mitzrayim. Again we find ourselves alone in the world. Everyone is telling us we have to give away parts of our Holy Land that was given to us by Hashem Himself. John Kerry has threatened us with an intifada and international boycotts if we don’t. It is sad that most of us have allowed the Amalek mindset to triumph once again. How small, insignificant and incapable that mindset has made us is evident from the fact that we are willing to even consider negotiating away our sovereignty over our own land. Does anyone today know how we will be saved? No. But neither did Miriam, Moshe, Nachshon, Mordechai and Esther. They did know the key to salvation is to do teshuvah, to return to Torah and complete emunah in Hashem. We must not let the lessons of these parshiyot we are reading in Sefer Shemot fall by the wayside. Purim is around the corner. We must eradicate Amalek from our minds by turning to Torah and strengthening our emunah in Hashem, so that we too shall merit the nahafochu of our mindset in our time.

The Question The Palestinians Aren’t Being Asked By JONATHAN S. TOBIN Almost all the focus in the mainstream media on the Middle East peace process tends to be on the decision taken by only one of the parties involved in the negotiations. The perennial question from pundits and even veteran kibitzers like The New York Times’s Thomas Friedman is whether Israelis are ready to take risks in order to achieve peace. That was the conceit of a column he wrote last week titled “Israel’s Big Question,” and if it seemed familiar to readers, it was no accident. Friedman has been writing the same column for decades in which he asks Israelis whether they will leave the West Bank in order to retain both the Jewish and democratic identities of their nation. If they don’t, and Secretary of State Kerry’s initiative fails, Israel’s doom is, he says, sealed. But of course Israel has already tried to trade land for the promise of peace and failed. The Palestinians turned down three offers of statehood and there is every indication they will turn down a fourth offer of up to 90 percent of the West Bank that is being mulled by the Netanyahu government. Friedman’s assumption – as well as that of many of Israel’s critics – is that if the Israelis are sufficiently forthcoming those problems will disappear. They Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@ commentarymagazine.com.

should instead be asking what it is about the political culture of the Palestinians that makes their intransigence not merely possible but inevitable. The answer comes in two separate stories that touch on what it is that both the PA’s negotiators and Hamas believe. In Gaza, the Hamas government has apparently rejected the textbooks provided for schools by UNRWA, the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants. UNRWA has hired Hamas terrorists as staffers and has been rightly accused of helping to perpetuate the conflict by not seeking to resettle refugees so as to keep them in camps as props in the long Arab war against Israel. But while the textbooks UNRWA has published for Gaza schools apparently accept the Palestinian narrative of victimization and the illegitimacy of Israel, they also encourage non-violence. The Hamas education ministry is particularly angry since the books emphasize the examples of peaceful protests. Education Minister Mu’tasim Al-Minawi had the following objections: “The vast majority of examples [in the books] refer to [Mahatma] Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Helen Suzman, the Soweto Uprising, the Magna Carta and Apartheid, even though Islamic-Arab-Palestinian alternatives exist. There are many models which could be used which are closer to the students’ understanding.” This tells us Hamas is educating the children of Gaza not just to hate Israel and Jews but also to reject the Western frame of reference about human rights, even in the context of support for anti-Israel activism,

which was clearly the intention of the UNRWA curriculum. Also instructive is the mini-controversy inspired by Saeb Erekat, the man who represents the Palestinians in peace talks. Earlier this month at the Munich Security Conference, Erekat told his Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni that asking him to recognize the Jewish state was impossible since it would force the Palestinians “to change their narrative” about their history. He also claimed his family – as well as the rest of the Palestinians – has a claim to the land prior to that of the Jews since they are descended from the biblical Canaanites and were there when Joshua Bin Nun “burned my hometown Jericho.” Suffice it to say that there is no evidence that Palestinian Arabs have any connection with the inhabitants of the country prior to the Arab conquest that occurred in the seventh century CE. But if even Erekat – whom we are told by the media and the U.S. government is a man of peace – is determined to cling to a historical narrative that is based in rejection of Jewish rights to any part of the country, then what hope is there for peace? Both Fatah and Hamas continue to educate their peoples in a culture that is not only steeped in hatred of Jews and Israel but in a worldview in which the rejection of Zionism is integral to Palestinian identity. The question Kerry, Friedman, and others who continue to hound Israel should be asking is this: When will the Palestinians give up their culture of hate and embrace one that would give peace a chance?


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Matters Of The Heart And Mind The articles in this column are transcriptions and adaptations of shiurim by Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, zt”l. The Rav’s unique perspective on Chumash permeated many of the shiurim and lectures he presented at various venues over a 40 plus year period. His words add an important perspective that makes the Chumash in particular, and our tradition in general, vibrant and relevant to our generation. The Torah tells us that two distinct types of people contributed to the building of the Mishkan. They are referred to as nesa’o libo and nadvah rucho (Shemos 35:21). What distinguishes these personalities? The nesa’o libo reacted and contributed to the building of the Mishkan based on an intellectual, rational approach. When asked to contribute, many in bnei Yisrael analyzed their ability to donate relative to the needs of the Mishkan and arrived at a figure to donate. Their intellectual approach toward building the Mishkan was perfectly acceptable and legitimate. (Note: see Rashi’s comment (Shemos 35:27) regarding the attitude of the nesi’im, the tribal leaders, who adopted a wait and see approach to supplement any potential deficiencies that would remain after the people concluded to donate.) On the other hand, the nesa’o libo reacted on a more instinctive level. Such an individual was guided by his heart and consumed with the desire to build the Mishkan as an expression of an emotional attachment to Hashem. Such people went above and beyond what was required of them, lifnim meshuras hadin. The difference between the intellectual and emotional approach to performing a mitzvah is most noticeable when analyzing the different approaches to giving charity. A person can readily comprehend and accept the intellectual rationale behind giving charity to the poor. It is perfectly rational, for one who has the means, to support and provide for those in need. The amount that such an individual will donate will be based on his assessment of the need relative to his available resources. When one acts in such a proper, rational way he is performing an act of tzedakah. One can also perform charity from an emotional perspective. When one is so affected by a situation to the point that it becomes etched in his mind and he takes the situation so to heart that he is constantly disturbed by it, wherever he goes and whatever he does, he will act out of an emotional impulse. Such emotional impulses cannot be suppressed by rationalization, nor can they be diminished by additional analysis and introspection. When one acts on such an impulse, it is characterized as an act of chesed. The Gemara (Sanhedrin 104b) says that a neighbor of Rabban Gamliel would cry inconsolably every night for her son who was murdered by the Romans during the period of the destruction of the second Temple. Instinctively, Rabban Gamliel felt her pain and would cry along with her each night. It is perfectly logical for one to sympathize with a widow mourning the loss of her only son for a night, perhaps a week, maybe even a month. But Rabban Gamliel experienced the same level of empathy and emotional pain every night, just as he did the very first night he heard her-heart rending cries. The nadvah rucho, the intellectual rationalist, would have eventually grown accustomed and inured to her cries. But Rabban Gamliel, like gedolei Yisrael throughout the ages, was a nesa’o libo, his was an emotional response that he felt wherever he turned, and he continued to grieve with her as if it was his own tragedy. The distinction between the intellectual and emotional approaches to fulfilling a mitzvah can also be seen in the mitzvah of sippur yetzias Mitzrayim, our obligation to retell the story of the exodus from Egypt on the night of Pesach. We are commanded to reenact the events that took place at the time of the exodus, to make them come alive for us. We must not view them from a detached

perspective, as events that took place thousands of years ago. We involve the children in the telling of the story because we need to capture the emotions and feelings of a child in order to make the story tangible and bring it alive for us. An adult will tell a story from an intellectual, analytical perspective that will not inspire an emotional response. When a child tells a story, he feels the events that he is retelling; each time he tells the story he relives the emotional experiences that he is recalling. On the night of Pesach we want to experience the feeling of walking out of Egypt at that very moment. To do that, we must relive the story from the experiential perspective of a wide-eyed child who epitomizes nesa’o libo, and not as an adult who is an intellectual nadvah rucho. Rabbi Joshua Rapps attended the Rav’s shiur at RIETS from 1977 through 1981 and is a musmach of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan. He and his wife Tzipporah live in Edison, N.J. Rabbi Rapps originally distributed this and other shiurim of the Rav’s via the Internet (mj-ravtorah@ shamash.org). Rabbi Rapps wishes to acknowledge Rabbi Dr. Israel Rivkin for his assistance. You may contact Rabbi Rapps at ravtorah1@gmail.com.

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Southern Supermarket Giant Winn-Dixie Bets Big On Kosher By Uriel Heilman BOCA RATON, Fla – Stroll past the kosher sec- to focus on kosher (the store also carries non-kosher tion of most large supermarkets in America and you items). Company officials say the investment is paying could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets con- off: Since the turnover was completed last fall, business sist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and in the store’s newly kosher departments has tripled. “We knew it would be a successful store. That’s Tam-Tam crackers. Not so at the Winn-Dixie supermarket in this afflu- what you get when you build what the community wants,” said Deborah Shapiro, Winn-Dixie’s director ent South Florida suburb. There’s a kosher bakery with fresh pizza and dairy of loyalty marketing and the person who spearheaded the company’s expansion and pareve desserts; a meat in the kosher market. “We and deli counter with hot want to make ourselves a foods like chicken wings, poone-stop shop.” tato kugel and meatballs; a The Winn-Dixie in Boca refrigerated case with cold salis hardly the only big-box ads; pre-packaged Winn-Dixsupermarket in the counie-branded matzah balls, try with in-store kosher chicken soup and carrot “tzimfacilities. What makes the mise,” and even a kosher sushi Boca Winn-Dixie unique chef who makes rolls to order. is the unusual volume and Just don’t ask for eel: variety of its offerings, inNon-kosher sushi is not availcluding a kosher non-perable in this store. ishables section that’s largThe whole operation is supervised by a team of kosher The kosher section at Winn-Dixie’s Boca Raton er than many kosher-only supervisors, or mashgiachs, store is larger than that of many kosher-only su- supermarkets. The store also has many yarmulwho work for Winn-Dixie and permarkets. (Photo: Uriel Heilman) ke-clad stock boys and are certified by the Orthodox Rabbinical Board of Broward and Palm Beach Coun- checkout clerks. Supermarkets first began experimenting with inties, known as the ORB. The Winn-Dixie in Boca is one potent illustration store kosher operations two decades ago, mostly with of the growing U.S. market for kosher food and the kosher bakeries, but over the last 10 years the market lengths to which major grocery chains are going to has expanded dramatically, says Menachem Lubinsky, cater to kosher consumers. It’s also a sign of the ris- an expert on the kosher food industry and CEO of Luing demand for kosher food in South Florida, where bicom Marketing Consulting. “Supermarkets are recognizing that it just makes Winn-Dixie, a chain with more than 480 stores in five states in the South, now has three stores with in-store economic sense to court this particular constituency,” Lubinsky said of kosher consumers. “It’s a lead-in to kosher operations – in Boca, Aventura and Tamarac. The Jacksonville-based company, which is owned keep the customer shopping the rest of the store, which by BI-LO Holdings, spent nearly $3 million revamping sometimes is more lucrative than what they’re buying its store at 7024 Beracasa Way in Boca Raton last year in the kosher sections.”

A lot goes into turning a supermarket kosher. First, there’s the market research, which in Boca’s case meant surveying a three-mile radius around the store to assess demand. The company collected data from Jewish federations, institutions and local synagogues; interviewed Jewish community leaders; convened focus groups of shoppers and even considered the local Muslim community, whose needs for halal meat can be satisfied by kosher. Winn-Dixie’s first successful kosher operation was a small deli counter that opened in 2004 in a store in Aventura, near Miami. That was followed in 2007 by the opening of a kosher deli and bakery in its Tamarac store, and then an expansion in 2011 of the Aventura store that doubled the kosher deli’s size and added a meat cutting room and bakery. Business soared. Within months, Winn-Dixie was adding specialty items from Israel and New York and drawing up plans for Boca, which would be its biggest-ever kosher operation. Meanwhile, Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew who was Winn-Dixie’s kosher category manager at the time, was leading a companywide kosher expansion, getting kosher certification for as many Winn-Dixie private-label products as qualified for it. In the last eight years, the company’s kosher brand presence has grown by 80 percent, according to Shapiro. The company also launched a Winn-Dixie-branded kosher line of pareve baked goods, including black-andwhite cookies, linzer tarts, macaroons, rainbow cookies and challah. Today, customers can walk into any Winn-Dixie store in the five states where the company operates – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi – and buy challah or have the store order it for them. In all, 135 Winn-Dixie stores carry some specialty kosher items, though only the three in South Florida have in-store kosher supervision. (JTA)

Beit Shemesh’s Magen Tackles Abuse One Case At A Time By Maayan Jaffe Sexual abuse of minors has for many years been among the most controversial and suppressed issues in the Jewish community. An inaugural conference in Israel next month will, at the very least, contribute to the conversation on that issue. “The mere fact that we are talking with each other is crucial,” said Prof. Asher Ben-Arieh, director of the Jerusalem-based Haruv Institute, whose stated mission is “to become an international center of excellence contributing to the reduction of child maltreatment.” The First International Congress for Child Protection Organizations in the Jewish Community will take place from March 3-5 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sponsored by Haruv and Magen LeYeladim U’Lemishpachot, the conference will draw representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, South Africa, and Israel to talk about how to deal with the abuse of minors, particularly in the Orthodox Jewish community. Attendees will strategically review the participating organizations and their programs, and collaboratively generate a code of best practices. Magen, a Hebrew word meaning “protector,” is the catalyst for the conference as well as for bringing the topic of sexual abuse of minors to light among Israel’s Orthodox community. In 2010, Magen was founded by David Morris to serve the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. Three years later, the three-person operation is becoming well known across the Jewish state, as its efforts have resulted in sweeping change for the 98,000-person community. Underreporting of sexual abuse is a global problem. According to Israel’s National Council for the Child, only about 1 in 10 cases of abuse reach the authorities. But in Beit Shemesh, it was an epidemic. In 2010, according to Beit Shemesh resident and non-profit consultant Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll, Beit Shemesh reporting was only one third of the national average. That equates to one in 30, the lowest rate in Israel. Morris came to know this all too well. He told JNS that Magen was started after he tried fruitlessly to gain assistance for a boy who was molested at school.

Morris said it became increasingly clear that for ment for dealing with their feelings of humiliation, victims of abuse and their families, there was no pro- anger, hurt and pain. If they cannot talk about it and fessional and responsible recourse or assistance with- understand it wasn’t their fault, then they carry this in the community. So he opened Magen. Since then, pain inside them and at some point it comes through,” the organization has handled upward of 250 cases, Pollack said. She noted that victims who have kept the and reports to Magen are doubling each year. Further- abuse a secret often become anxious teenagers, use more, reporting of sexual abuse in Beit Shemesh has drugs or alcohol, act out violently, hurt themselves, or become suicidal. Many cease being religious. Others increased by more than 50 percent. Magen works on four fronts. First, it educates. Pro- become perpetrators themselves. Rabbi Yaakov Haber of Kehillat Shivtei Yeshurun fessional or volunteer representatives are out in the in Ramat Beit Shemesh has community offering lectures been supportive of Magen. and seminars to help parents He said the organization has and child educators undergiven potential perpetrators stand the threat of sexual preda fear they did not have beators and how to protect their fore. children against them. “It took away their safe Second, Magen offers a hohaven,” he said, explaining tline and informational service, that a perpetrator might now which can be contacted anonythink twice before acting on mously. his inclination for fear of pubThird is case management. lic and legal repercussions. “An allegation or a case of child The rabbi made it clear abuse is a trauma, much like bereavement. People really A recent event held by Magen at the Kehillat Aha- that he does not think there is more abuse in the haredi don’t know what to do,” Morris vat Tzion synagogue in Ramat Beit Shemesh. (Photo: Yosef Symonds) community than in any othexplained. “So we hand-hold, er, but that there are additional complications memwe support the family through the process.” Finally, Magen helps with the management of al- bers of the haredi community consider before reporting leged perpetrators in the community. Even if a case such a crime. For one, he said, most Orthodox commugoes through the correct legal procedure – to the police, nities are close-knit, which means everyone knows or is to the courts – and even if the perpetrator is sentenced, related to everyone else. Additionally, he said, there is a perception, espeat some point he will return to Beit Shemesh. “This is a community issue,” said Morris. “What cially in Israel where “everything is so politicized,” that the press will jump on any report of abuse and make it should a community do to safeguard its children?” All four components of Magen’s role are essential a bigger issue than it might be. Nonetheless, Rabbi Haber advocates for turning to and necessary for the successful reduction of sexual abuse of minors in a community, explained Helise Pol- the police. So do most parents of victims, when they lack, a therapist in private practice in Beit Shemesh. know what their options are and how cases will be hanShe has been working with victims of childhood abuse dled. (JNS) for 26 years. Maayan Jaffe is a freelance writer in Overland “It is important for families to receive support and for children [victims] to receive intervention and treat- Park, Kan.


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Mending Broken Hearts In the past few columns I’ve discussed the suffering of young people and their families when wedding plans are terminated shortly before the scheduled simcha. Last week I responded to a mother who wrote of the pain her daughter endured when she realized she needed to call off her wedding due to negative information about her young man that came to light. This week I’m responding to a woman whose letter I shared with readers three weeks ago. Just days prior to her daughter’s wedding, the chosson’s rabbi came to this woman and her husband to inform them the young man could not go through with the marriage. As I noted last week, there are no magical solutions for parents who wish to protect their children from painful experiences. There are, however, some practical suggestions I can offer. Evaluate what sort of shidduch you are looking for. Parents invariably say they are looking for a balabatish shidduch – a candidate who comes from a respectful, honorable home. Increasingly, however, balabatish has become synonymous with wealthy. Hakesef ya’aneh es hakol – money resolves everything. So someone dull becomes smart; someone homely becomes average looking or better; someone crude becomes presentable. At least that’s the attitude when money becomes central. If parents make shidduchim for their children based on money, they can’t really complain when they are disappointed. The truth is, money does not resolve everything. A good shidduch refers to someone who is kind, positive, committed, reliable, honest, and truthful. Above all, he or she must be a Torahdik person. Family background is important. Whether we like it or not, we are all, to one extent or another, products of our past – even if intellectually we reject the dysfunctional behavior we may have witnessed in our homes. As much as a person is determined never to repeat those mistakes, he or she may well find that despite themselves they engage in similar destructive activity. So examine the family carefully. Friends, classmates, dorm partners, co-workers,

rabbis, teachers, camp counselors, friends and neighbors of a potential marriage partner must all be spoken with and questioned. Someone is certain to ask, “But are we permitted to speak lashon hara?” The answer is no. But – and this is a big but – when it comes to a shidduch situation, where people’s lives are at stake, we must relate the truth. Of course we have to know in our heart that we do not have ulterior motives – that we do not speak out of bias, that we are not injecting our own prejudices and hostile feelings toward a shidduch candidate or the shidduch candidate’s family. When in doubt, ask a rabbi for guidance. When we ask questions we must be specific and clear. I’ll use the male pronoun for brevity’s sake, but this obviously applies to both men and women: Does he have a positive and joyous attitude toward life? Is he moody? Does he have a short temper? Does he get along with his classmates or co-work-

 

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U.S. To Issue Major Pro-Palestinian Declaration The Palestinian Authority received a pledge from the U.S. that by the end of 2014 the Obama administration will issue an official written declaration with general highlights of a future Palestinian state, a senior Palestinian negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator further said the goal is to have the general framework for a deal ironed out by April. The current framework for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement being brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry calls for the phased implementation of more Palestinian sovereignty within three to five years, the negotiator said. As part of the written declaration, the U.S. is set to officially recognize Palestinian rights in eastern sections of Jerusalem, without defining the exact territories that it sees eventually being handed to the PA. The U.S. will declare on paper that the Jordan Valley territory is “occupied” by Israel, and that Palestinians have rights there, the negotiator said. Kerry is currently discussing a proposal whereby Israel will lease some of the Jordan Valley from the PA so some Israeli communities in the area can stay, said the negotiator. The written framework will also declare the West Bank “occupied,” according to the negotiator. More Details Emerge On Benghazi Attack In a staggering yet largely unreported detail about the Benghazi attack, which left four Americans dead, it has been confirmed that the State Department denied a request four months before the assault for the continued use of an aircraft to move personnel and security equipment. Such an aircraft could have aided in the evacuation of the victims after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Ultimately, the U.S. Special Mission had to wait for a Libyan C-130 transport cargo aircraft and other planes to be secured to move the victims from Benghazi to Tripoli and then from Tripoli to Western hospitals. The latest report by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee relates that on May 3, 2012, State Department Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy “terminated Embassy Tripoli’s use of a DC-3 aircraft that provided logistical support to the SST.” The SST refers to the Security Support Teams, special forces trained for counterattacks on U.S. 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 770WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 7-9 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.

embassies or threats against diplomatic personnel. According to The Aviationist magazine, the Dos Wing DC-3 aircraft “provides a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance and surveillance operations, command and control for counter-narcotics operations, interdiction operations, logistical support, Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC), personnel and cargo movement by air…” The House report states that “in a meeting with congressional staff shortly after the Benghazi attacks, Lt. Col. (Andrew) Wood called the DC-3 vital to moving sensitive personnel and equipment to and from Benghazi and Tripoli.” Wood, a former Special Forces member from the Utah National Guard, testified to the House about the Benghazi attack. The State Department’s Accountability Review Board, or ARB, report into Benghazi doesn’t once mention the cancellation of the DC-3 aircraft. The ARB report does detail how evacuees, including victims of the attack, waited for several aircraft to be procured to aid in the evacuation of Benghazi following the attacks. Meanwhile, the DC-3 was recalled from Benghazi along with another staggering security decision by Department Undersecretary Kennedy. The House report relates Kennedy in July 2012 rejected the U.S. military’s 16-member Security Support Team, or SST, “despite compelling requests from personnel in Libya that the team be allowed to stay.” It was that SST that required use of the DC-3 aircraft. Eric Allan Nordstrom, regional security officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, told House Republicans that “retaining the SST until other security resources became available was a – primary issue for him,” the House report states. The House report did not find credibility in State Department claims that Ambassador Chris Stevens himself rejected the use of the SST. Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 at the facility under Stevens, “vehemently denied this claim,” according to the House report. Iran Wants Joint Naval Exercises With Russia After reportedly dispatching warships to the Atlantic Ocean, Iran has now proposed to Russia that they carry out joint naval exercises in May, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials told said that Moscow is considering the proposal but that there was no immediate decision from Russia. The officials said the proposal was likely a response to Iranian reports of U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf. According to the reports, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman has deliberately spent time outside the Gulf as a gesture to Iran while the West attempts to implement its interim nuclear agreement with Tehran. However, the Iranians believe the U.S. made a decision to send warships toward the Emirates and Bahrain. Last week, Iranian state-run media quoted senior naval commander Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad saying his country sent a destroyer and helicopter-carrying supply ship to the Atlantic. He said the ships will sail close to U.S. maritime borders.

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Continued from p.24 best friend who is girl, or for a girl to have a best friend who is a boy – because by then they have almost nothing in common. This separation and disinterest continues until puberty when something remarkable happens: the boys become very interested in the girls, and the girls become very interested in the boys. It isn’t that their differences have disappeared. Quite the opposite, they are even stronger now, but there are powerful forces developing within them that pull them to each other – attraction and infatuation. Hashem created these forces so that man and woman could marry. If it weren’t for these forces, a successful marriage would never exist. To ask two individuals, vastly different in nature, outlook, and temperament to live as one would never happen – it would be impossible. To allow man and woman to create a successful union, Hashem put various forces into the person, and attraction and infatuation are two of them. They are very powerful – so powerful that they can pull together opposites and bring them together in harmony, peace, and love. But of course they can also easily be misdirected and misused. The answer to the question on Moshe Rabbeinu seems to be that he was fully aware of the powerful force of attraction and the pull it exerts. What he wasn’t aware of was the purity of the women who donated the mirrors. Hashem told him that these

women were different. They used their beauty only for its intended purpose – to attract their husbands. These mirrors had become holy as they had been used to strengthen the bond of love and devotion between husband and wife. The children brought forth from such a union were pure and exalted; therefore, these mirrors were the most precious of all the donations. This concept has great relevance in our times. We live in an age when the very social fabric of society seems to be tearing apart at the seams. With divorce rates in the Western world hovering at 50 percent, the concept of raising children in a stable home seems to be a relic of the past. One of the causes of this breakdown is the misuse of the very system Hashem put into man to allow him to flourish. Attraction and infatuation are tools that, when used properly, allow a husband and wife to achieve harmony, tranquility, and peace. However, when misused, these forces no longer accomplish their intended purpose, and the couple suffers – never quite understanding why their marriage doesn’t work anymore. Understanding the purpose and proper use of these forces Hashem created is one of the keys to living a successful life. The Shmuz Marriage Seminar, a 12- part comprehensive guide to a successful marriage, is available free of charge at www.TheShmuz.com. It is also on the Shmuz App, available at the App Store or on Google Play, or you can listen on Kol Halashon by calling 718-906-6400 and selecting T:10” options 1, 4, 3.

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once again a thriving neighborhood many times larger than it was several decades ago, with a population close to 30,000. Despite this, the Arabs claim that this old-new village is “illegal. Modern-day Neve Yaakov was first established in 1924 on a 16-acre plot of land purchased by members of the American Mizrachi movement from the Arabs of Beit Hanina. First called Kfar Ivri, its name was soon changed to commemorate Mizrachi leader Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Reines, who had died a decade earlier. For a full quarter-century, until Israel declared independence, Neve Yaakov was a blossoming Jewish community. Its first houses were ready for occupancy in the summer of 1925, right around the fast of Tisha B’Av. Neve Yaakov’s Rabbi Yitzchak Avigdor Orenstein, later appointed the first rabbi of the Kotel, ruled that the new homeowners could move into their homes even during the Nine Days of Mourning, as the mitzvah of settling Eretz Yisrael took precedence. It took ten years until the 150 families were hooked up to a government water pipeline, and another four years for central electricity to arrive. The residents of Neve Yaakov lived in relative serenity with their neighboring Arabs, but this did not help them during the Arab pogroms of 1929. Though no one was killed, Neve Yaakov was targeted in the violence, and some of its residents subsequently left. In 1940-47, a school for students from all

Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov: A 90-Year-Old ‘Settlement’ It might seem incredible to residents of and visitors to Yerushalayim, but the Arab world insists on categorizing important Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Gilo, Pisgat Ze’ev, French Hill and others as “settlements.” Though close to a quarter of a million Jews live in these areas, the Palestinian Authority still considers them “up for negotiations” and demands, even if only in principle, their demolition. Most of these neighborhoods were built and populated after Israel liberated them from largely unrecognized Jordanian control in the Six-Day War of 1967. Of course, they are all built upon the remains of ancient Jewish settlements, or have signs of Jewish life from the First or Second Temple periods. During the construction of Gilo, for instance, archaeologists discovered a fortress and other remains from the times of the first Beit HaMikdash, and a biblical town of Gilo, slightly further south, is mentioned in the Books of Joshua and Samuel II. In Talpiyot there have been discoveries of Second Temple-era graves, and winepresses, graves and more have been found under Pisgat Ze’ev. But one of these neighborhoods stands out in this respect: The northernmost one, a fascinating area named Neve Yaakov – a full-fledged Jewish community up until 1948. Today it is

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Who Supports Whom? The latter half of Chumash Shemos seems to be best suited for architects, builders, tailors, and seamstresses. All the minutiae of the building of the Mishkan and the intricate details about the curtains and the priestly vestments seem to have no practical significance to the modern Jew. We know, however, that this is certainly not the case. Every letter of the Torah has multiple messages for Jews of every generation. As we say in Krias Shema, “Which I commanded you today,” on which the Gemara expounds, “Every day the Torah should be in your eyes as if it were given specifically for you.” Rav Avigdor Miller, zt”l, spends much time in his glorious sefer on Shemos explaining how the Mishkan is actually a blueprint on how to convert our homes into veritable small sanctuaries and that every detail about the aron, the menorah and the shulchan contains fundamental lessons on how to build a proper Jewish home. Here is just one example of a vital lesson we learn from a component of the Mishkan. The Torah teaches us that the aron hakodesh, the holiest vessel of the Mishkan, which was housed in the holiest place on earth, the Kodesh Kadoshim, has four rings, two on each side. In these rings, badim (poles or staves) were inserted. These were used for transporting the aron. They were actually highly symbolic for they represent the tomchei Torah, the supporters of the Torah (for the aron, which contains inside the second Luchos, the broken Luchos and a Sefer Torah). One of the 365 negative prohibitions in the Torah is that the badim should never be removed from their rings. This is a rather unusual command. Why did the poles used for transport need to sit in the holy of holies when the aron was stationary? Could they be not have been stored to be used only when transport was necessary? The answer given by all the commentaries is that symbolically it teaches us that not only do those who learn Torah belong in the Holy of Holies, but also the supporters of Torah have their share in the holiest place as well. There is yet an even more profound symbolism to the badim. The Gemara teaches us that the aron is nosei es nosov, the aron carries those who carry It. In other words, although it looks as if the bearers of the aron are supporting it, it is really to the contrary – the aron is carrying them. This was demonstrated most clearly when the Jews miraculously crossed the Jordan River. The kohanim carried the Ark into the Jordan and the water, instead of flowing across, flowed upward, creating a towering wall. After all the Jews had crossed, the kohanim stepped backward onto the shore and the water came crashing down. They now found themselves on the opposite side of the rest of Bnei Yisrael. They then held onto the aron and miraculously it flew them across the Jordan to join their brethren. Yet another example of the aron carrying those who carry it was tragically demonstrated with the death of Uziyahu. He was one of the bearers of the aron and one day, when he thought it was about to tumble, he lunged to catch it and in the process broke his neck. The Gemara informs us that as an appointed bearer of the aron, he should have known that the aron is nosei es nosov, meaning the aron did not need his help for it carried him, not the reverse. What is so important and urgent about this metaphorical lesson? Let me answer with a true story. Rabbi Eliezer Gordon, zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Telz, was a budding young talmid chacham of great promise. He married, and as was the custom his father in-law supported him so that he should be able to study Torah full time. After the family grew and his reputation began to spread, offers for rabbinical positions started to come regularly to him. His mother in-law said to his father in-law, “Perhaps you should tell him to accept one of the positions. After all, you’re

not getting younger and their family is getting larger. How long do you think you’ll be able to support them?” The father in-law answered wisely: “I’m not sure who is supporting whom. He told his son in-law to continue studying in peace. A while later the father-in-law’s business began to suffer. Once again his wife told him, “I think you should tell our son in-law to accept one of the rabbinical posts.” This time, he acquiesced and recommended to his son-in-law that e accept a good position. Rav Gordon readily agreed and when the offer came in from Telz, he promptly accepted. Tragically, as the moving vans were leaving for Telz, a telegram summoned him to return because his father-in-law had just passed away. At the levayah the rebbetzin asked her husband mechila, saying he had been correct and it was really her son-in-law’s Torah that was supporting them. This is the symbolism of nosei es nosov. A wealthy supporter of a yeshiva or a shul might think that all the grandeur of the building and infrastructure exists only because of his benevolence. Such feelings might even cause him to incorrectly wield power. In reality, it is much to the contrary. It is the yeshiva or the shul that is supporting the wealthy man and

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allowing him to succeed in life. May it be the will of Hashem that we merit having a place in the Holy of Holies, both through Torah study and lavish support of Torah and in that merit may it be the will of Hashem that we be blessed with long life, good health, and everything wonderful. Sheldon Zeitlin transcribes and edits Rabbi Weiss’s articles. Visit Rabbi Weiss’s website – RabbiMMWeiss. com. Order a copy of “Power Bentching,” Rabbi Weiss’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 Weiss’s weekly shiur at the Landau Shul, Avenue L and East 9th Street in Flatbush, Tuesday nights at 9:30. Rabbi Weiss’s Daf Yomi and Mishnah Yomis shiurim can be heard live on Kol Haloshon at 718-9066400. For details, e-mail KolHaloshon@gmail.com.


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Helping Give Breath To Children With Cystic Fibrosis By Shimmy Blum Living in rural Missouri, Bert and Tzipporah Zakroff find themselves quite a distance from the major pockets of American Orthodox Jewish life. They nevertheless pulled out all the stops to provide for their son and daughter the optimal Jewish rearing, including home schooling in religious and secular subjects, before sending them to day school and yeshiva. This tall or(L-R) Board member Dr. Eli Bienen- der has been even stock of Toronto; Executive Direc- made more complex tor Rabbi Chaim A. Wolkenfeld; Key their West Commissioner Billy Wardlow; since daughter, RoKey West Mayor Craig Cates; Bert Zakroff, father of a cystic fibrosis chel, was dipatient; and Rabbi Yaakov Zucker agnosed with cystic fibrosis of the Florida Keys. at age three. The chronic genetic disease that fills the lungs and digestive system with thick, heavy mucus affects over 30,000 Americans – with more than 10 million Americans carrying a mutation of the cystic fibrosis gene – and intersects with Orthodox Jewish life. Ashkenazi Jews are very disproportionately affected by cystic fibrosis, and general resources about this rare disease are limited. Bert Zakroff found himself seeking a Jewish resource when Rochel’s doctor recommended a daily regimen of vitamins to help alleviate her symptoms. The vitamins were very helpful, although not a lifesaving drug. But were they kosher? Unable to find a satisfactory answer locally, Bert eventually discovered Child Life Society, a Brooklyn organization that, outside of Israel, is the sole Jewish community resource for children and adults with cystic fibrosis. “It didn’t take long until Rochel had all the kosher vitamins she needed, but little did we know that our family would soon find itself on a trip to Arizona,” Bert recounts. Shortly after helping Bert get the proper kosher vitamins, Rabbi Chaim Wolkenfeld, Child Life Society’s founder and director, offered a fully sponsored therapeutic respite trip for the Zakroff family. At the time, the medical community believed that Arizona’s hot, arid air was the most beneficial climate for cystic fibrosis patients. The Zakroffs were eager to take advantage of the benefits, and accepted the offer. With airfare, hotel, and car rental covered, the Zakroffs enjoyed the environment and the quality time together for several weeks. “There are no words to describe how thankful we all felt afterwards,” Bert said, “or how surprised we were when Rabbi Wolkenfeld contacted us the following year to offer us another trip.” Over the following years, the Zakroffs have found themselves among nearly 100 other Jewish families that are helped along their journey by Child Life Society. In addition to providing medical guidance, emotional support, household help, and subsidies for medication and medical equipment (out-ofpocket costs can run as high as $2,000 a month per patient), Child Life Society now finds its Lifeshine Respite Program at the top of its activities. Although cystic fibrosis unfortunately remains incurable, the medical community has made significant advancements in understanding and alleviating the symptoms of the disease in recent years. While the severity of the disease can vary greatly from patient to patient, the average overall life expectancy is now approaching 40 – a spectacular increase since a decade or two ago. Most important, the medical community has now concluded – as highlighted in a prominent 2007 New England Journal of Medicine report – that it is actually a climate that is moist from high salt seawater and free from pollution that is most beneficial to cystic fibrosis patients. Inhaling air in such a climate helps significantly loosen mucus and clear the lungs and digestive system, with re-

sults that can last six months or longer. More than just making every breath easier, the climate can reduce the instances of lung infection and extended hospitalization – which occurs several times a year for the average cystic fibrosis patient – by about 50 percent. As a result, the Lifeshine Respite Program’s destination was moved from Arizona to Key West, Florida, a southern Florida town nicknamed “America’s Caribbean,” with Bert Zakroff as a key activist in helping make the move. Key West’s climate fits the ideal climate for cystic fibrosis patients like a glove. It is also breathtakingly beautiful and relaxing, and boasts an active Chabad center, under the direction of Rabbi Yaakov Zucker, that offers all the needs of an Orthodox family. For several years, Key West has seen a stream of visits from families with at least one member suffering from cystic fibrosis. They arrive via fully sponsored therapeutic respite trips from Child Life Society. (Multiple afflictions per family are common

due to the disease’s genetic nature.) Due to the high demand for therapeutic respite trips, and the logistical difficulties and exorbitant costs of long term hotel stays, Child Life Society purchased and rebuilt a home in Key West to be used by families. The Weissman House was inaugurated in November 2013 and is virtually always occupied by a Child Life Society family. The comfortable three-bedroom home was fully updated and renovated, and has a kosher kitchen stocked with food, a swimming pool, a library and children’s entertainment center, medical equipment, exercise equipment, and everything else these families need. “Cystic fibrosis overwhelms everyday life for the entire family. There can be pain breathing, physical weakness, difficulty eating, hours of boring, tedious daily therapy, and frequent hospitalization,” Bert Zakroff said. “A trip that allows the entire family to recharge and substantially alleviates the

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The founding spiritual leader of Ganei Ha’Ela, a ulously cultivated community. The project is located from top quality schools, transnew community being built in Ramat Beit Shemesh, just minutes Byaway Rabbi Shimon Hecht Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, and real estate developer portation, supermarkets and shopping centers in the As aLevine chaplain at New York Methodist Hospital, I acquired state-of-the-art l facilities equipBeit Shemesh medica and Ramat Beitand Shemesh Shelly recently returned from a sucam aware of theStates hospital’s plans currently, the hospital lacks the amount cessful tripoftomany the United where theyfor a chal- ment. Butcommunities. lenging the future. Weofare allnew aware that our nation’s and type of space it needs to provide “It was amazing that state-of-the-art everywhere we shared vision the community healthcare system has evolved over the past two deoutpatient care to its growing patient went people already knew population. about Ganei with families interested in making aliyah. cades – withthree advances in technology, popuThe hospital’s administration hasthat made it clear Ha’Ela and it was gratifying after each During separate meetings an – aging in lation, and Kew shifting economic – medical treat- that if NYM is to remain a successful institution, it is meeting people thanked us for a highly inforWoodmere, Garden Hills,forces and Teaneck ment has transitioned increasingly from inpatient to important that it continue to adapt to change. That mative and professional presentation,” said – they met with numerous people excitoutpatient care. The shift toward outpatient care is is why the hospital needs to build a new building to Rabbi Gottlieb.outpatient “We met many wonderful ined to learn more about the communal and felt throughout the healthcare industry. Our govern- house a state-of-the-art care center. While dividuals and I wish them volume all greatgo success religious the various affordableproviders many hospitals ment andvision privateand insurers are encouraging have seen inpatient down in theirNYM’s aliyahhas plans and Imaking invite them to join housing options. that can safely be done on an outpa- in recent years, to offer services grown, the develRabbi Dovid us as we build Ganei Ha’Ela – family by Homes range in size from 2,536 square tient basis. The new healthcare delivery system as- opment of a separate outpatient care center allfamthe Gottlieb ily – into trulyinpatients special community.” feet 3,688 are in seveninto dif-hospitals. more necessary sumes suchsquare centersfeet willand be incorporated soathat can be better acFor more within information about Ganei Ha’Ela, visit ferent model Apartments range from 1,252 New York designs. Methodist Hospital (NYM), founded in commodated the existing hospital building. square feethad, to 1,616 feet, all within a entire metic- www.ganeihaela.com. 1881, has as itssquare central mission for its To allow physicians and other medical providers history, service to the people who live and work in to move freely and easily between the outpatient and Brooklyn. Today, the hospital is one of the most suc- inpatient settings and also allow patients to access cessful in the borough and in the city. It has expand- shared services in a seamless and convenient manner, ed programs, recruited an excellent medical staff and the new building would be located within the NYM campus. The site currently consists of a physician parking lot and a number of low-rise buildings, owned by NYM. I am told that the proposed new building is expected to house: • An outpatient surgery center, with 12 opNew York-based TV sports show seeking erating rooms for samemale on-camera hosts/commentators day surgery; • A new endoscopy tMust be passionate about sports/expert on NY teams suite with six special protPersonality and character a must! cedure rooms; tGive a spiel about which NY teams you love & which you hate! • A cancer center of tDress for Shabbos – the frummer, the better! Knock our shtreimels off! excellence that would in-

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A TASTE OF LOMDUS RABBI RAPHAEL FUCHS

Using Non-Kosher Items For The Mishkan In Parshas Vayakhel the Torah continues detailing the building of the Mishkan and its vessels, and the kohanim’s garments. Rabbeinu Bachya points out that of all the materials that were donated to the building of the Mishkan, we do not find the inclusion of meshi (silk). His reason: because it is made from a worm, and only material that came from items that were tahor and were permitted to be consumed were used in the Mishkan. Regarding this, the Acharonim say that even though techeiles comes from a non-kosher worm – the cheilazon – it was used in the Mishkan. There is a dispute, however, as to the kashrus of the cheilazon. Rashi, in Sanhedrin 91, says that the cheilazon was a worm from the sea, implying that it was not kosher. But the Radziner Rebbe, in Pesil Techeiles,

writes that the Cheida says that the cheilazon was a kosher fish. Similarly, the Rambam (Hilchos Tzitzis 2:2) says that the cheilazon was a fish. This seems to contradict Rashi’s explanation of the cheilazon. The Noda B’Yehudah also says that according to the Rambam the cheilazon was in fact a kosher fish. According to the latter opinion, it is obvious that the question of how techeiles was permitted in the Mishkan is a non-starter. Nonetheless, according to the opinion that holds that the cheilazon was a worm, we need to understand how it was permitted to be used in the Mishkan. The Cheida (Nachal Kedumim, Parshas Terumah) says that according to those who opine that the cheilazon was a non-kosher fish, the reason it could be used in the Mishkan was because it was mixed with other ingredients. With this being so, we apply the halacha of zeh v’zeh goreim – when two things make a joint contribution, we allow the forbidden item (see Sanhedrin 80a). The Radziner Rebbe cites several Rishonim who hold that one may eat the blood of a non-kosher fish. Only the flesh of the fish is prohibited to consume; the blood is permitted mi’de’oraisa. Since the techeiles dye is produced from the blood of the cheilazon fish, it would be a permitted material in the Mishkan. The opposite was also true. The Gemara (Shab-

bos 108) says that tefillin may only be made from items that are permitted to be consumed; the hide must be from a kosher animal. The Gemara there says that if a kosher animal dies without shechitah and is now forbidden to be eaten (as it is a neveilah), its hide may still be used to make tefillin because the animal’s species are kosher. Additionally, the Chasam Sofer (Teshuvos Orach Chaim 39) writes that many people use the gid hanasheh to bind Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzos even though gid hanasheh may not be eaten. Why? Because it comes from a kosher species. Therefore, even if the item that is being used cannot be eaten in its current state, it may be used if it is of a kosher species. The Chasam Sofer’s proof regarding those who hold that the gid hanasheh may be used for tefillin is that the hides of eilim m’adamim were used in the Mishkan. These hides, dyed in blood, were forbidden to be eaten. Yet since the blood came from a species of animal that was kosher, its blood was permitted to be used with the materials of the Mishkan. The Chasam Sofer nevertheless adds that his rebbe, Rav Nosson Adler, opposed the allowance of the gid hanasheh to be used in binding Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzos.

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BUSINESS IN HALACHA RABBI MEIR ORLIAN

Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat

A Questionable Siman BUSINESS The yeshiva high school was hosting a father-son IN HALACHA learning night. Yaakov and his father arrived early,

so they stopped off at Yaakov’s dormitory room. Just RABBI MEIR the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat outside the room,ORLIAN Yaakov noticedRestoring a quarter lying on the oor “Can I take the quarter?” Yaakov asked his father. “There is no requirement of hashavas aveidah on loose coins,” said his father. “Loose coins probably fell inadvertently along the way and the owner has no way of identifying them. He’ll presumably notice the loss shortly afterward and abandon hope of reclaiming them.” (C.M. 262:11) Yaakov then showed his father his shiur room, where they saw another quarter. “Seems like someone has a hole in his pocket,” Yaakov joked. In the corner of the room they saw another three quarters in a triangular arrangement. “What about this?” Yaakov asked his father. “Do you think these also dropped out inadvertently?” “What else could it be?” asked his father. “Maybe some of the fellows were playing a game and forget the coins there,” Yaakov said. “What are the odds that they landed inadvertently in such a triangular formation?” “I don’t know,” said his father. “Aren’t you learning Bava Metzia this year?” e re sti earning the rst perek (chapter),” said Yaakov. “The laws of hashavas aveidah are in the second perek.” “I’m not sure of the halacha in this case,” said his father. “One of the rebbeim should know, though.” “Rabbi Dayan might be in the beis medrash when the learning begins,” said Yaakov. “He also has a son in the yeshiva. We can ask him.” “Good idea,” said his father.

Yaakov and his father went to the beis medrash. Rabbi Dayan arrived shortly afterward with his son. Yaakov and his father walked over. “We’re sorry to interrupt, but can we ask a quick halacha question?” Yaakov said. “Go ahead,” said Rabbi Dayan. “I found three coins in a triangular formation in one of the rooms,” said Yaakov. “Can I keep them or must I publicize them?” “This arrangement of coins may be considered a siman, so you may not take them for yourself,” said Rabbi Dayan. “Rather, you should publicize them.” “What do you mean, may be considered?” asked Yaakov. “The Gemara [B.M. 25a] questions whether coins arranged in such a fashion serve as a siman – indicating intentional arrangement – or not,” explained Rabbi Dayan. “The question is whether they could have fallen unintentionally in this way. This question remains unresolved in the Gemara.” “What happens, then?” asked Yaakov. “The Rosh [B.M. 2:8] writes that because this issue remains unresolved we must be stringent, since hashavas aveidah entails a potential prohibition. herefore the n er m st p ici e the coins ater in the same piece he writes that whenever there is doubt whether something was placed intentionally or not (safek hinuach), if the area is not secure, the item should be taken and publicized if there is a siman.” “The Rosh [2:1] rules similarly in an earlier case, where a person left a certain small quantity of grain on his threshing oor he estion is hether he intends to return and collect it or he abandoned it for the taking. The Gemara concludes, teiko [unresolved]. Since the issue is unresolved, we apply safek d’oraysa l’chumra an the n er m st p ici e the grain “The Rambam [Hil. Aveidah 16:2], however, does not require publicizing the coins,” continued Rabbi Dayan. “He simply writes that, on account of doubt, one should not take the coins. This is his position (15:1) whenever one is unsure whether an item was left intentionally; even if it has a siman you should not ta e it n the case of the threshing oor he a so

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Creating A Team That Builds How do you re-motivate a demoralized people? How do you put the pieces of a broken nation back together again? That was the challenge faced by Moses in this week’s parshah. The key word here is “vayakhel” – Moses gathered. Kehillah means community. A kehillah, or kehal, is a group of people assembled for a given purpose. That purpose can be positive or negative, constructive or destructive. The same word that appears at the beginning of this week’s parshah as the beginning of the solution appeared in last week’s parshah as the start of the problem: “When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered [vayikahel] around Aaron and said, ‘Make us a god to lead us. As for this man Moses, who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’ ” The difference between the two kinds of kehillah is that one results in order, the other in chaos. Coming down the mountain to see the golden calf, we read that “Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control – and so become a laughingstock to their enemies.” The verb pharua, like the similar phara, means “loose, unbridled, unrestrained.” There is an assembly that is disciplined, task-oriented and purposeful. And there is an assembly that is a mob. It has a will of its own. People in crowds lose their sense of self-restraint. They get carried along in a wave of emotion. Normal deliberative thought-processes become bypassed by the more primitive feelings of the group. There is, as neuroscientists put it, an “amygdala hijack.” Passions run wild. There have been famous studies of this: Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841), Gustave Le Bon’s The Crowd: a study of the popular mind (1895), and Wilfred Trotter’s Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (1914). One of the most haunting works on the subject is Jewish Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power (1960, English translation 1962). Vayakhel is Moses’s response to the wild abandon of the crowd that gathered around Aaron and made the golden calf. (I mean that it is Moses’s response only figuratively. The building of the Tabernacle was, of course, God’s command, not Moses’. The fact that it is set out as Divine command before the story of the golden calf, in Parshat Terumah, is intended to illustrate the principle in Megillah 13b that “God creates the cure before the disease.”) He does something fascinating. He does not oppose the people, as he did initially when he saw the golden calf. Instead, he uses the same motivation that drove them in the first place. They wanted to create something that would be a sign that God was among them: not on the heights of a mountain but in the midst of the camp. He appeals to the same sense of generosity that made them offer up their gold ornaments. The difference is that they are now acting in accordance with God’s command, not their own spontaneous feelings. He asks the Israelites to make voluntary contributions to the construction of the Tabernacle, the Sanctuary, the Mikdash. They do so with such generosity that Moses has to order them to stop. If you want to bond human beings so that they act for the common good, get them to build something together. Get them to undertake a task that they can only achieve together, that none can do alone. The power of this principle was demonstrated in a famous social-scientific research exercise carried out in 1954 by Muzafer Sherif and others from the University of Oklahoma, known as the Robbers’ Cave experiment. Sherif wanted to understand the dynamics of group conflict and prejudice. To do so, he and his fellow researchers selected a group of 22 white, eleven-year-old boys, none of whom had met one another before. They were taken to a remote summer camp in Robbers’ Cave State Park, Oklahoma. They were

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presence there is “disruptive.” For that reason, no proofs are needed for its implementation. No legal procedure is required. It is enough to announce: “You are bothering me, so get out of here!” If there had been any chance at all for an improvement in the minister’s conduct after my protests, it evaporated with the political right’s glee and the surge in Yaalon’s popularity after his remarks against Secretary of State John Kerry. “Love conquers all,” settler leader Ze’ev “Zambish” Hever waxed poetic on the fresh grave of Ariel Sharon, the destroyer of Yamit and Gush Katif. Well, at least Sharon also built settlements. But Moshe Yaalon? What exactly has he done? He mumbled something against Kerry in private and the new uprooter becomes the hero of the settlement movement? It is no wonder that after a short time, the defense minister figured out who he is dealing with and sent his bulldozers to carry out the targeted attack on the home in Kidah. Those who hurried to cheer Yaalon carry some responsibility for the destruction. Yaalon is not the problem. Personally, until the last spate of destruction, I actually respected and liked the man, who radiates integrity and simplicity. When his book was published, I hurried to buy it and read it from cover to cover. I understood from the book that Yaalon is a decidedly positive person – with nothing new to say. It was clear to me that in trying times, he would fail, just as all of the right’s leaders

Love Conquers All In less than a month, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has managed to implement the underhanded legal trick called the Disruptive Use Order in order to uproot a 10-year-old olive grove in the Shilo Valley. His purpose is to pursue and put on trial a group of Jewish minors who were abducted and abused in the Arab village of Kutzrah – instead of the Arabs who abducted them. Yaalon also wants to arrest pregnant women – Jewish, of course – for the crime of not carrying their ID cards, and destroy the home of the Samaria Settler Committee’s secretary – a home that is no different from any of the other homes in Kidah. That is, except that its owner waged a political campaign against Yaalon. When I heard that Yaalon had used the Disruptive Use Order despite the recommendation of the Levy Report (appointed by the prime minister to examine the legal aspects of land ownership in Judea and Samaria) to abolish it and despite the fact that the minister had clearly made a commitment to abolish it before the elections, I quickly protested against his actions from the Knesset plenum and activated all the political power at my disposal. After all, the logic behind the Disruptive Use Order is that the Land of Israel belongs to the Arabs and that the Jewish

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ty, just the opposite is true. Beautiful words do not impress it. When the right implements its own policies, the left continues to attack until it brings it down and takes its place. That is the big difference between those who see themselves as an alternative and those who will eternally search for their legitimacy in other circles. Moshe Yaalon has to know exactly what is expected of him as the defense minister of the so-called national camp. He must abolish the Disruptive Use Order once and for all, implement the Levy Report and rebuild all that has been destroyed and uprooted. But the next time elections come around, Yaalon will release a heartwarming statement, others will talk about his great merits – some of which he showed us this week – and all the sides will play their part: The sun will shine, the right will cheer on Yaalon – and the bulldozers will continue to rumble up toward the settler’s homes.

Continued from p.36 until now have failed. If there is any difference, it is that from the moment the anticipated deterioration began, it appeared with surprising strength. Yaalon, after all, is a straight shooter. If he has decided to “get� the settlers, he does so without creating diversions or making confusing statements. Those afraid to take responsibility and create an essential alternative to lead Israel will always find themselves lobbying. They will always cheer the empty words of the newest leader of the right. Those words may come from a positive place, but they do not have the essential foundation that would actualize them. Ultimately, all those leaders fall into leftist patterns. The settlers have no choice but to cover their crimes – with “great love� – against the settlements. Why? Because they simply never bothered to create an alternative. For the left, which does not suffer from a lack of leadership mentali-

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Sabbath Shuttle? (Part VIII) 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 Shabbos 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 Shabbos 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 based on a responsum of the Chatam Sofer, who addressed a query from a Jewish physician who had to travel on Shabbat to deliver a gentile baby. 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 4×4 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 it 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. Shemirat Shabbat K’hilchatah (vol. 1, 34:27) states 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 ambulate 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 Shabbat. We argued, therefore, that riding in a vehi-

Continued on p.66 Rabbi 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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Words Of Hope “Moshe commanded that they proclaim throughout the camp, saying, ‘Man and woman shall not do more work toward the gift for the Sanctuary.’ ”– Shemos 36:6 Why did Moshe Rabbeinu direct that nothing more should be brought for the Mishkan? If no more funds were required for the Sanctuary itself, the money could have been set aside for maintenance or to defray the costs of the free will offerings. Or, he could have done as Shlomo HaMelech did when he built the Beis HaMikdash (Melachim I, 7:47, 49) and made additional vessels or stored the surplus material for future use. Moreover, we do not find anywhere that Hashem commanded Moshe to make this announcement. So why did he? Our sages tell us that the Mishkan was intended to atone for the sin of the Golden Calf which was constructed with the gold earrings, as it says (Bamidbar 31:50), “We have brought an offering for Hashem…of gold vessels, anklet and bracelet, ring, earring and clasp, to atone for our souls.” Although kapparah (atonement) is indicated, there is no mention of teshuvah (repentance). In fact, the Talmud Yerushalmi (Shekalim) notes that they were asked to contribute to the creation of the Golden Calf and they contributed; they were asked to contribute to the Mishkan and they did likewise. By recognizing two entities they would be, in essence, denying Hashem. There may have been atonement but there was no actual teshuvah. In the Talmud (Yuma 86b), R’ Yehuda defines the baal teshuvah as one who finds himself in the same circumstances as when he previously committed an aveirah and then avoids repeating the transgression. Rashi explains that this is so because since the yetzer hara had successfully intervened in the past, teshuvah for this specific aveirah is more difficult. Rambam in Hilchos Teshuvah codifies this as halacha. When the Jewish people sinned with the Golden Calf, Moshe Rabbeinu was not there, as the pasuk tells us (Shemos 32:1), “The people saw that Moshe had delayed in descending the mountain…and they said: We do not know what became of him.” Thus, true repentance for the sin of the Golden Calf could only be achieved in the absence of Moshe. Although Hashem had already forgiven the Jewish nation for the Golden Calf with the construction of the Mishkan, Moshe didn’t want them to merely achieve atonement without earning it. Moshe loved Bnei Yisrael and wanted them to merit true kapparah as a result of teshuvah. Accordingly, he set the stage, so to speak, in the event the possibility of once again creating something like the Golden Calf presented itself, by ensuring that the Jewish nation still had gold and silver in its possession when he was no longer alive. Their lack of participation in any act similar to the Golden Calf would demonstrate that Bnei Yisrael had indeed done complete teshuvah. We learn that even if one commits an aveirah of the magnitude of the Golden Calf – which is one of the three aveiros we are mandated to allow ourselves to be killed rather than to transgress it – it is possible to achieve total atonement and forgiveness. One should never despair and believe that teshuvah is not an option.

Rav Shach states that if one does sincere teshuvah and truly resolves never to repeat his transgression, any trace of his wrongdoing will be expunged. A father once came to Rav Shach for help for his daughter, who had gone abroad to study. She revealed to her father that she had flagrantly transgressed many of the Torah’s major commandments and now believed it was impossible for her to do teshuvah. Her father had tried to convince her otherwise, telling her that teshuvah was very powerful and one can attain atonement for even the most egregious sins. Although he presented various rabbinic sources to support his words, she could not be placated. The father believed that if Rav Shach would write something to his daughter, she would accept his daas Torah. Rav Shach then wrote the following words: “You should not be distressed. In today’s day and age many find themselves in a situation such as yours, yet you should know that nothing stands in the way of teshuvah. If a person does teshuvah there will be no recollection of his former deeds, even if he was evil his entire life. An individual who has done teshuvah should not think that he can never be a tzaddik because of his past deeds. Teshuvah means a person undertakes never to repeat his sin. Such an individual is beloved to Hashem as if he had never sinned. The reward for teshuvah is great and one can bring the Shechinah closer. “I have heard that you are distraught because of your past deeds. Your teshuvah is sincere, and you should forget what has happened. I repeat: An individual is not permitted to worry to this extent and it is already enough that you have accepted not to sin in the future.” Rav Shach also noted that the distress one suffers for past transgressions is not generated by the yetzer tov but, in fact, is a machination of the yetzer hara. An innkeeper faced a sentence of hard labor because someone in town had informed on him to the government. The innkeeper retained the services of the best lawyers, lined up defense witnesses to testify in court, and called in all his connections to intervene on his behalf. However, the situation did not look good for him. One of his friends suggested that he try to gain a personal audience with the king who was known to be fair and just. Once a year, this king would dress as one of the peasants and travel throughout his kingdom, mingling with the townspeople, to assess the popularity of his government. Just at that time, the king, unbeknownst to anyone, was on his annual expedition and happened to stay at the innkeeper’s lodgings. A few days after the king left, it was revealed that he had been hosted by the innkeeper. When the innkeeper realized he had been presented with the perfect opportunity to gain an audience with the king but missed it, he was sorely disappointed. He began to cry: It is so difficult to get an appointment with the king in his palace. The king was here and I didn’t say one word to him or beg for my life. I lost a golden opportunity. Similarly, says the Chofetz Chaim, the King of Kings can be found in the home of every individual. It’s an opportune time, when one is living in this world, to cling to Hashem through learning Torah and doing mitzvos. However, preoccupied with the mundane, we don’t grab the opportunity. The time for a person to do teshuvah is now, when the King is with us in our homes and in the beis medrash. As long as the person is alive there is hope. Once the person leaves this world, Hashem in His palace and the circumstances are no longer as favorable. We have allowed the opportunity to do teshuvah to slip through our fingers.


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slave undergoes a conversion process through which he acquires the status of Israelite, albeit with certain conditions. Like women, Canaanite slaves are exempt from time-related mitzvos (like dwelling in a sukkah). An Unusual Slave Retreats Under The Bed The Yerushalmi (Sukkah 2:1) notes that even though women and Canaanite slaves are exempt from dwelling in a sukkah, they are still permitted to perform the mitzvah. Indeed, the Ran (to Sukkah 20b s.v. “U’le’inyan halacha”) says that women or Canaanite slaves who dwell in a sukkah should recite a blessing because they are fulfilling a mitzvah. Why, therefore – the Yerushalmi asks – did Tabi sleep under a bed? The Yerushalmi answers that there were many scholars in the sukkah and Tabi wanted to make room for them (since they were obligated in the mitzvah). He didn’t leave the sukkah entirely because he wanted to listen in on the scholars’ Torah discussions as he had an unquenchable thirst for Torah. Quid Pro Quo The Gemara (Shabbos 23a; Megillah 4a) states that women are obligated to kindle Chanukah lights and hear the Megillah even though these are time-related mitzvos since women, too, benefited from the

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miracle of Chanukah and Purim. Based on this logic, Tosafos (Pesachim 108b s.v “hayu be’oso ha’nes”) ask why women are exempt from dwelling in a sukkah. After all, they too were protected by the Clouds of Glory in the desert. Sign Of Forgiveness The Vilna Gaon (in his commentary to Shir HaShirim 1:4), however, explains that we are commanded to dwell in a sukkah (not to recall being protected in the desert, but) to commemorate the return of the Ananei HaKavod after Bnei Yisrael were forgiven (on the 15th of Tishrei) for the sin of the Golden Calf. The Chasam Sofer (Otzar Mefarshei HaTalmud to Sukkah 10b) remarks that according to the Vilna Gaon, Tosafos’s question is answered. Chazal tell us that while the men donated golden ornaments for the making of the Golden Calf, their wives righteously refused to participate (see Midrash Tanchuma, Ki Tissa 19; Targum Yonasan to Shemos 23:3; and Rabbenu Bachya to Shemos 35:21). The Chasam Sofer suggests that since the women did not take part in the sin of the Golden Calf they never lost the protection of the Ananei HaKavod. Therefore, unlike men, they have no reason to celebrate the return of the Ananei HaKavod on the 15th of Tishrei.

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nor is there Hazkaras Neshamos, but we continue with Ashrei; we return the scrolls to the Aron and the chazzan says half Kaddish. Musaf and Mincha are both the usual Shabbos tefilla, however at Mincha following the chazzan’s repetition of Shemoneh Esreh, due to it being erev Rosh Chodesh – we do not say Tzidkas’cha. Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheni: Ma’ariv is the usual Motza’ei Shabbos tefilla with inclusion of Ya’aleh ve’Yavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half kaddish followed by Vi’yehi Noam ve’Atah Kadosh, Kaddish Tiskabel, Alenu followed by mourners Kaddish. Sunday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh; (no tachanun) following chazzan’s repetition we recite half Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15); we call up four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael), the Baal Keria recites half Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon – we delete Lamenatze’ach – the chazzan recites half Kaddish; all then remove their tefillin. Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half Hallel. Before Aleinu they add Ein K’Elokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan. Mincha: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish. Birkas Hamazon: In the Grace after Meals we add Ya’aleh VeYavo, as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times. Sunday night Maariv and Monday, second day Rosh Chodesh, the same as yesterday (no Tachanun nor Yehi Ratzon).

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2014 22 Ezra Academy Dinner 2/1 Yesh.JECEmek Halacha ChayaLakewood NewmanMelaveh Memorial 22 Annual Malkah 22 Zichron of Mountaindale 2/1 Yesh.Young IsraelMayir of Manhattan Concert Anniversary Dinner 23 Shevach High School Dinner 2/2 Westmount Shul & Learning Center Tefillin Awareness Project 23 Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund Annual Chinese Auction 2/4 Veitzener Cheder / Yeshiva Ohr Baruch AnniversaryAnniversary Dinner Dinner 23 Mesivta of Long Beach 23 Ner Moshe AlumniforReunion 2/4 Yeshiva Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization Friendship Gathering Women withDinner Cancer 23 Ponevez Yeshiva Ladies Auxiliary Annual Brooklyn Tea 2/8 Yeshiva of Far Rockaway Annual Dinner 25 Yad Batya L’Kallah Event 2/9 Yeshiva Telshe Alumni Annual Dinner 25 Bikur Cholim Chesed Staying Healthy with diabetes & h. blood sugar 2/9 BaisSCHI Dinner 26 Yaakov Chofetz Chaim Annual Dinner 28 Inspire Convention 2/9 Project Center for Jewish Life Dinner March 2/9 Yeshiva N’Shei Novominsk Annual BrooklynAnnual Luncheon 1 & Mesivta Sholom/The Cheder Dinner ChabadKollel Upper&East Side Center Lecture & Book Signing 22/10 Bensalem Outreach Annual Dinner 22/10 Shulamith Annual Dinner Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 2 Yeshiva Bais Moshe Anniversary Dinner 2/16 Talmudical Academy Adelphia Annual Awards Dinner 4 Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Annual Dinner 2/16 Yeshiva Gedolah Kesser Torah Annual Dinner 4 N’shei C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 82/16 Shuvu Annual Dinner Yeshivas Torah Ore Annual Tribute Dinner & Yahrtzeit Commemoration 9 Umesorah 2/17 Torah Yeshiva R.S.R. Hirsch/KAJ Annual Dinner Annual Dinner 9 Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic Annual Dinner 2/22 Ezra Academy Dinner 9 Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Tribute Dinner 10 2/23 Maimonides Shevach High School Dinner Birthing Center Tour 23 Lev Bais Yaakov 2/23 Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund Annual Chinese Annual AuctionDinner 23 Shuvu Annual Monsey Breakfast 2/23 Mesivta of Long Beach Anniversary Dinner 23 Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush Annual Breakfast 23 Mir Ner Yerushalayim 2/23 Yeshivas Yeshiva Moshe Alumni Reunion DinnerDinner 24 Ohr Naava Dinner 2/25 Yad Batya L’Kallah Event 26 Yeshiva Ohr Hameir of Peekskill Annual Dinner 2/28 Project Inspire Convention 30 Mesivta Tifereth Israel of Rizhin Dinner 3/2 Shulamith Annual Dinner April 23/2 Museum of Jewish Heritage Anniversary Dinner Annual Dinner Yeshiva Bais Moshe 7 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 3/4 Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Annual Dinner May 3/4 Yeshiva N’sheiKesser C.A.R.E.S.Torah / Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 11 of Queens Annual Breakfast 11 Scholarship 3/8 Hebrew ShuvuAcademy of Cleveland Annual Dinner Tribute Dinner 12 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 3/9 Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic Annual Dinner 13 N’shei C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 3/9 Young Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Tribute Dinner Annual Dinner 18 Israel of Brookline 18 Walk A Thon 3/10 JECMaimonides Birthing Center Tour 24 Hatzolah of Boro Park Gala Melaveh Malkah Event for Men 3/23 Lev Bais Yaakov Annual Dinner 25 Hatzolah of Boro Park Auction 3/23 Shuvu Annual Monsey Breakfast 26 Hatzolah of B. Park Eve. of Inspiration & Entertainment for Women 26 Anniversary Dinner 3/23 Yeshivas Council ofNovominsk Jewish Organizations of Flatbush Annual Breakfast 27 Agudath Israel of America Annual Dinner 3/23 Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim Dinner June 3/30 Yeshiva MesivtaDerech TiferethChaim Israel of Rizhin Dinner 1 Annual Dinner 15 Annual Lawrence 4/7 Shuvu Maimonides Birthing Center Tour Breakfast 17 JEC 5/11 Yeshiva Kesser Torah of Queens Annual BreakfastAnnual Dinner July 5/12 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 16 Shuvu Annual Summer Dinner Meeting 5/13 N’shei C.A.R.E.S. / Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group September 95/18 N’shei C.A.R.E.S. Multiples Support Group Young Israel/Maimonides of Brookline Mothers AnnualofDinner Continued

All Around Town Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz, author of The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse, in conversation with poet Edward Hirsch. Schultz tells the story of a young man who confronts his mother’s tragic history while translating her diaries from the 1942 Jedwabne pogrom. 7 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, Lower Manhattan. Join Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski as he presents Bereishis (as you have never experienced it before). Every Wednesday evening from 7:308:30 p.m. at Congregation AAA Sfard, 1385 E. 94th St. (between Avenues K & L) in Canarsie, Brooklyn. (Some catch-up sessions available online.) Contact 347-893-6476 for details.

MOTZAEI SHABBOS, MARCH 1 Young Israel Beth El of Boro Park will host Yehuda Green’s Havdalah and concert. Also appearing will be the Young Israel Beth El choir, under the direction of Shimmy Miller. 8 p.m. 4802 15th Ave. in Brooklyn. 718-435-9020. yibethel.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 Authors Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman will discuss their co-authored book, FDR and the Jews. 2:30 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 646-437-4202. 4202. www.mjhnyc.org.

Singular Experience Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 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. 718-2256750 x 243. Game Night in Brooklyn and Queens. Call Gavriel at 917-517-7486 or e-mail js3j@ yahoo.com. Are you Jewish, single and living in New York? Join Jewish & Single in NY (JSNY) for 50s-60s once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support for each other. Led by Sonny Greenwald. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 “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.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 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. 718-2256750 x 243. Game Night in Brooklyn and Queens. Call Gavriel at 917-517-7486 or e-mail js3j@ yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 “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.

Israeli Study Shows Meal Times Impact Liver Disease By Viva Sarah Press A new Israeli study shows that changing meal times may have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver, which can lead to all types of metabolic diseases. The results of this Weizmann Institute of Science study, recently published in Cell Metabolism, have important implications for the potential treatment of liver diseases. Anyone who has worked the night shift knows that a lot of snacking takes place in order to keep awake. That’s because many biological processes follow a set timetable, with levels of activity rising and dipping at certain times of the day. Such fluctuations, known as circadian rhythms, are driven by internal “body clocks” based on an approximately 24-hour period – synchronized to light-dark cycles and other cues in an organism’s environment. Disruption to this optimum timing system in both animal models and in humans can cause imbalances, leading to such diseases as obesity, metabolic syndrome and fatty liver. Postdoctoral fellow Yaarit Adamovich and the team in the lab of Dr. Gad Asher of the Weizmann Institute’s Biological Chemistry Department, together with scientists from Dr. Xianlin Han’s lab in the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando, studied the role of circadian rhythm in the ac-

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cumulation of lipids in the liver in mice. They discovered that a certain group of lipids, namely the triglycerides (TAG), exhibit circadian behavior, with levels peaking about eight hours after sunrise. The scientists were astonished to find, however, that daily fluctuations in this group of lipids persist even in mice lacking a functional biological clock, albeit with levels cresting at a completely different time – 12 hours later than the natural schedule. “These results came as a complete surprise: One would expect that if the inherent clock mechanism is ‘dead,’ TAG could not accumulate in a time-dependent fashion,” says Adamovich. So what was making the fluctuating lipid levels “tick” if not the clocks? “One thing that came to mind was that, since food is a major source of lipids – particularly TAG – the eating habits of these mice might play a role,” she says. Usually, mice consume 20% of their food during the day and 80% at night. However, in mice lacking a functional clock, the team noted that they ingest food constantly throughout the day. This observation excluded the possibility that food is responsible for the fluctuating patterns seen in TAG levels in these mice. When the scientists proceeded to check the effect of an imposed feeding regimen upon wild type mice, however, they were in for another surprise: After they provided the same amount of food – but restricted 100% of the feeding to nighttime hours – the team observed a dramatic 50% decrease in overall liver TAG levels. “The striking outcome of restricted nighttime feeding – lowering liver TAG levels in the very short time period of 10 days in the mice – is of clinical importance,” says Asher. “Hyperlipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia are common diseases characterized by abnormally elevated levels of lipids in blood and liver cells, which lead to fatty liver and other metabolic diseases. Yet no currently available drugs have been shown to change lipid accumulation as efficiently and drastically as simply adjusting meal time.” (Israel21c)


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

Friendly Advice? How many times have you turned down a dating suggestion because “My friends didn’t ‘see’ it; they didn’t think the match was a good idea”? Have you ever insisted that you won’t accept a date unless someone who knows you both says it’s a good suggestion? We rely on our friends’ judgments because they know us well and they want us to meet the right person to marry. Many times, they’re right about whether or not someone is what we’re looking for. But not always. Melissa and Brian went out three times before they both decided they wanted different things out of life. A couple of months later, Brian was suggested to Melissa’s friend, Tova. Melissa advised her friend, “Brian is a nice guy but from what I saw, he’s not for you.” Tova considered Melissa’s advice and decided not to go out with Brian. She mentioned her decision to her married sister, who had heard about Brian from one of her own friends. “I don’t know,” she told Tova. “Brian sounds like a really great guy. So he and Melissa didn’t want the same things. You don’t want the same things as her, either. I think you should look into it further. Tova decided to trust Melissa’s judgment, and didn’t take her sister’s advice. A few months went by, during which Tova had two unsuccessful matchups. 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.

Dear Slightly Heavy but Proud: [M]: Weight is not an easy topic to discuss as it pertains to guys or girls – and probably more so regarding girls. As for your situation, it seems to be avoidable to some degree. Not all available guys are fixated on a skinny girl. Unfortunately, plenty of them put a great emphasis on that – but it doesn’t sound like those guys are for you anyway. I agree with you that the concept of every girl having to be skinny is shallow. So if you are going out with these types of guys, that is your first mistake. As per your attitude toward dieting, please do not use the issue of fairness as an excuse for not wanting to maintain your weight. Your argument that if the guy doesn’t have to diet, then you shouldn’t have to as well seems a bit immature. Nobody is diminishing the difficulty of dieting; it can be very difficult. But at the same time, forget about dieting for the guys you are dating. What about your own health? Choosing to be overweight is acting irresponsibly. And remember that you’re one of the fortunate ones who, because you “dress nicely,” looks “decent.” The same way you expect a guy to dress like a mensch and be presentable on a date, why shouldn’t you be expected to do likewise? Think about this: What would your reaction be if a guy complains that it is a nuisance to shave before a date because he

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Her sister decided to take matters into her own hands and learn more about Brian. Armed with many details, she called Tova and suggested a great guy. “He sounds like someone I’d be interested in meeting,” Tova remarked. She was surprised to learn that her sister had suggested Brian, but agreed to meet him. And that’s how Tova met her husband. When Shoshana and Yirmi announced their engagement, their many mutual friends were in shock. No one had ever thought to put the two of them together. “He’s outgoing, she’s subdued, he’s brawny, she’s petite, we couldn’t see them as a couple.” Fortunately, Shoshana and Yirmi met at a neighborhood Shabbos table and decided to start dating. Twenty-two years later, with their oldest daughter beginning to date, they’ve advised her that just because friends can’t see two people together doesn’t mean they aren’t a good match. Michal and Ariella each dated Shimon twice. Michal felt he didn’t have much of a sense of humor, and Areilla felt she couldn’t connect to him. When Shimon was suggested to their friend, Shulie, both girls discouraged her from going out with him. “He’s definitely not for you.” Six months later, a very persistent friend said to Shulie, “Shimon has been suggested for you four times already, from four different people. That has to mean something. Why don’t you try it once?” Shulie was persuaded, and their first date was great - they hit it off immediately. Nine months later, Shimon and Shulie celebrated their wedding. As well meaning as friends can be, they can’t always know if another person is right for us. They often know, or can find out details that you want to hear about before deciding to say yes to a suggestion – details such as a person’s career, background. education, employment, hashkafa, and physical appearance. Many times, they have a good understanding of some of the person’s character traits and whether he or she is emotionally stable, and has a direction in life. However, they may not always have enough of the information that you would want to know about. Most important, they can’t always tell if your personalities will go or if you’ll be attracted to each other. It’s great to have friends help with dating, as long as you remember that your friends can’t know everything.

breaks out after doing so? And looking ahead, would you be happy if your spouse became very heavy because he doesn’t want to make the effort to be healthy for his family? Give-and-take is what marriage is all about. It is a two-way street. A man and woman need to do their best to look presentable to the other. Purposely neglecting your appearance displays a lack of respect to both your spouse and yourself. I recommend that you see a nutritionist to deal with your need to diet. I also suggest that you seek the advice of a mentor to help you form a realistic attitude toward marriage and what you are looking for in a spouse. While you seem to possess the great quality of being a thinking person, your outlook on this issue may need some adjusting. There are plenty of available guys who will appreciate you for who you are and for the principles you stand by, but you need to be honest with yourself and those principles. After all, you are the one who needs to live with your eventual spouse – and with yourself as well. I wish you the best of luck. Questions and/or comments can be sent to IYH@jewishpress. com.

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Supv. of Amrom Roth – walking distance from Diamond District – expert in office catering

BROOKLYN

NEWARK  Yisroel ELIZABETH, Under the supervision of Rabbi Y. Gornish – Kemach Yoshon, Cholov BROOKLYN

CAFE RENAISSANCE

Theater District & Rockefeller Center • www.KosherDeluxe.com • Party Room Available

Italian Dairy Restaurant 718-382-1900 • www.cafe-renaissance.com

LE MARAIS

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

PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Under PCK Supervision GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK

• TEANECK, NEW JERSEY •

WWW.CHAIKOTAPAS.COM

GLATT KOSHER BARCELONA,

150 West 46th Street (between 6th & 7th) • 212-869-0900

CAFE VENEZIA

French specialties include: Steak/frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list,

Italian Dairy Restaurant 718-258-5400 • www.cafe-venezia.com

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

MANHATTAN

single malt & bourbon reserve, private parties, catering and gourmet butcher shop.

SPAIN Sun-Thurs, noon-midnight, Friday, 12pm-3pm. Informal attire. Reserv. sugg.

• PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA •

ESPRESSO

Glatt Kosher Family Restaurants ---

Cafe & Sushi Bar Italian Style Dairy & Fish Restaurant

East: 61 E. 34th St. (on Park Ave.) – 212-576-1010

Shomer Shabbos – 7814 Castor Ave. – 215-745-0130 – ---

Grand Central Terminal: 42 St. & Park Ave. – 212 856-9399

Pasta, Panini, Salads, Sushi, Desserts & More • Sun-Th 10am-10pm, Fri 10-3, Open Sat. Nite

Mandy’s Altium 875 3rd Avenue (52nd St) – 212-308-0303 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA *Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station

PALACE ROYAL

BROOKLYN

THE JEWISH PRESS

Glatt Kosher Contemporary Gourmet Cuisine ---

Fine Dining Chinese, Sushi & American Cuisine — www.ChinaGlattOnline.com Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P.

MANHATTAN FLORIDA www.mikesbistro.com • Pvt Rooms for Corp.ORLANDO, Luncheons / Sheva Brachot

35 WEST 46TH ST (BTWN 5TH AND 6TH AVE.)

Menu & order info at www.jewishplaya.com

BREAKFAST-LUNCH • SOUPS, SALADS, DELICIOUS PIZZAS!

New York

MON-THU 7AM-7PM, FRI 7AM-3PM, SAT 7PM-12 AM, SUN 11AM-7PM

RESERVE CUT

BRONX, Catering Available – Free Delivery – Private Party Room BROOKLYN DISNEY

CORNER CAFE Casual Dairy Dining • 718-435-2233 www.my-cornercafe.com ATLANTIC CITY, •NEW JERSEY 2 Ditmas Ave. (cor. Dahill Rd.) • Diet Menu • Kids menu • Catering on & off premises French Fish, Pasta, Salads, Fresh Juice Bar, Diet Muffins, Pastries • Badatz Tartikov

Q BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER

DAY FIVE SUSHI MANHATTAN

AT THE SETAI

10 types of prime steak, sushi bar, wine room – discounted parking – ReserveCut.com

PLAYA DEL CARMEN MIAMI RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO BEACH, FLORIDA

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TEVERE “84” BROOKLYN

Corner of 92nd and Amsterdam Ave (Upper West Side) – 212-362-0700

Kosher Cuisine of Rome • --- • Glatt Kosher • 212-744-0210 155 E. 84 St. Bet. Lex. & 3rd – Open for Lunch Noon-3:00 pm

JERUSALEM, 212-398-1475 ISRAEL ----

Now there is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe

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NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

EL GAUCHO GLATT

STEAKHOUSE

4102 18th Ave. (Corner of East 4th St.) – 718-438-3006 Bar-B-Que – Grill, Pasta & Fish

Catering • We Deliver • Supervision of R.Y. Babad Tartikov Rov • Sun.-Thurs. 12pm-11pm

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND TIBERIAS RESTAURANT

BROOKLYN 24 HOURS – DAIRY/SUSHI --- Cholov Yisroel

ESSEN DELI PASSAIC,NY NEW ATLANTIC CITY,JERSEY NEW JERSEY GREAT NE

45 E 34th Street (Bet. Madison & Park Ave) • 212-481-4222

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

NYC’S ONLY KOSHER 24 HOUR RESTAURANT – Delivery in Manhattan

1359 Coney Island Ave. — Supervision of Kehilah Kashrus

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SALADS, PASTA, FISH, SUSHI BAR – COFFEE

EAT-IN, TAKE-OUT, SIMCHA ROOM, SHABBOS TAKE-OUT, OFFICE PARTIES, CATERING, WE DELIVER

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

BARCELONA, 35 West 36th Street (between 5th and 6thGREATER Ave) justSPAIN 1 & a half blocks from Macy’s DAYTONA BEACH,

FLORIDA

Pizza, Falafel, Design Your Own Salad or Sub, Sushi, Hot Buffet, Desserts, etc.

WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE

Motzei Shabbos 1hr after-1am, Sun 9am-10pm.

10 E. 48th St. Lunch &NORTH Dinner 11:45am-10pm • Parties welcome for all occasions MIAMI, FLORIDA

RA’ANANA, ISRAEL Delicious choices at great prices!! Order online at J2NYC.COM RA MAYA, MEXICO Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: M-Th 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-2:30pm,

Aged Steaks --- 212-317-1950

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

ESTIHANA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI • 718-677-1515

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY 1217 Ave. J (Bet. E. 12th & 13th)

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Vaad Harabonim of Flatbush; Kehilah Kashrus • www.Estihana.com • Glatt Kosher BROOKLYN

Enjoy Live Jazz Nights • www.wolfandlambsteakhouse.com On-street parking in front of the store weekends; also weekdays after 7 p.m. FLORIDA MIAMI BEACH,

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

ARE

Specialty Desserts. Freshest, Best Sushi Around!

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Wall St Location – 17 Trinity Place 212-344-1111

AEL

1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N)

Our customers tell us all the time that they can’t eat sushi anywhere else after tasting ours!

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, BRAVO ISRAEL BOCA RATON, FLORIDA www.teverenyc.com — Elegant and Romantic Dining GLASGOW SCOTLAND. RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y. ----UK Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5 PM - 10:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM - 10 PM • Open Motzei Shabbos ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Midtown Location – Broadway & 37th St 212-268-4499 THE JEWISH PRESSJERUSALEM 2 BROADWAY’S

718-513-6662 • Kehila Kashrus • Day5sushi.com

FIVE TOWNS Free delivery (with min order) – Parve/Dairy Restaurant

OPEN FOR LUNCH, DINNER & SAT. NIGHT • Private Dining

AMSTERDAM BURGER COMPANY AVENTURA, FLORIDA

NEW YOR

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MA

CHICAGO, Glatt — 212-747-0300 — 40 Broad St. (near Wall St.) ILLINOIS

• MANHATTAN •

STATE

CHINA GLATT

4413 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219 • 718-438-2576

Kosher room service available! Lunch and dinner delivered to your hotel room

THE JEWISH PRESS

STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

228 W. 72 St • 212-799-3911 • Fax: 212-799-3890

RA’ANANA, ISRAEL MANHATTAN

PENNSYLV

MIKE’S BISTRO

BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTERMAYA, BROOKLYN WASHINGTON, PLAYAChabad DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MEXICO D.C.RAFFAELLO KOSHER PIZZA House & Glatt Kosher restaurant CHOLOV YISROEL ---- 212-575-6550 MANHATTAN Israeli style, 45 min ride from Cancun airport

Glatt Kosher – open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday

PHILADELPHIA, 1424 ELM AVE – CORNER E 15 (OFF OF AVE M) – 718-627-0072

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

• PLAYA DEL CARMEN – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO •

RAEL

THE JEWISH PRESS

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Shish-kebobs, Fish, Steaks, Falafel • Open Sun-Thur: 12-10pm, open Motzei Shabbos

/ YUNKEE

Fast Food Family Dining – American & Chinese / Chinese-American Cuisine – Monday Nite Buffet

MANHATTAN Now also in Brooklyn — see Brooklyn listing

THE JEWISH 9859 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115 • 215-677-3323 • --PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO PRESS Glatt Kosher International Fine Dining, European Style

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TEANECK, NEW JERSE

Fine dining serving wine and liquor • Huge projector screen for video viewing

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDACHAP-A-NOSH

BROOKLYN Rockefeller Center: 10 Rockefeller Plaza (37W. 48th St.) Dining Concourse – 212-262-9600

BROOKLYN

Rabbi Gornish • Private party room (100 people), Option for 2 floor party (200 people)

MENDY’S MONSEY, NEW YORK

PHILADELPHIA, TEANECK,PENNSYLVANIA NEW JERSEY

BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN

THE JEWI PRE PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY

Rabbi Gornish – 802 Kings Highway (corner E. 8th St.)

Glatt Kosher French Bistro ----

515 CEDAR LANE, TEANECK, NJ — 201-530-5665 RCBC

DE

Fine Dairy, Vegetarian & Sushi Restaurant

Inside and outside Catering • Free Delivery all over NYC • Vaad Harabonim of Queens

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

PARIS

THE JEWISH 4424 16th Ave • 718-853-2353 • Open 8am-10pm • *Free Delivery* PRESS

Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

CHAI KO TAPAS: ASIAN FUSION TEANECK, NEW JERSEY STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY

Vegetarian & Dairy

Takeout & Delivery • Grilled Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Salads & Sushi

35 West 57th Street (Bet 5th & 6th Ave.) • 212-355-5411 • ----

AVENUE RESTAURANT & ATLANTIC CITY, CATERERS NEW JERSEY GLATT STAR

ALICES RESTAURANT

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA Cholov & Pas Yisroel: M-T 8-5; Fri 8-2

AROMA BISTRO is closed for winter. It wil reopen after Pesach

• PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY •

• BROOKLYN •

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

NEWARK PENNSYLVANIA ELIZABETH, NJ PHILADELPHIA,


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BROOKLYN

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THE JEWISH THE JEWISH QUEENSPARKWAY BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PRESSPRESS THE JEWISH • S TATENISLAND ISLAND • GLATT A-LA-CARTE STATEN BROOKLYN THE JEWISH PRESS Glatt Kosher • 718-438-6675 HOLY STATEN SCHNITZEL PRESS ISLAND We Deliver — 5123 18th Ave. BROOKLYN — “Fine Elegant Dining & Take Out” FIVE TOWNS AREA NASSAU COUNTY 438 NOME AVE • 718-761-4659 (HOLY) STATEN ISLAND BROOKLYN QUEENS THE JEWISH Free Delivery and Catering — www.HolySchnitzel.com BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY PRESS THE JEWISH THESCHNITZEL JEWISH • BRONX (PELHAM PARKWAY) • BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY HOLYBROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND PRESS 819 AVE U • 718-627-4659 (HOLY) PRESS BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY ON LYDIG FIVE TOWNS DELICIOUS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY The Finest Continental Grill Gourmet in the Heart of Brooklyn

Serving Meat and Fish Dishes — R’ Y. Babad-Tartikover Rov • Sun-Thurs. 1:00-10pm SELECTIONS OF FINE WINES AND BEERS • NEW: LUNCH MENU

Baguettes, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps & Schnitzels! — Kehilah Kashrut MANHATTAN

BROOKLYN

Free Delivery and Catering • www.HolySchnitzel.com

KOSHER DELIGHT

THE JEWISH PRESS

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 OPEN DAILY TILL 12 • OPEN MOTZEI SHABBOS • KDEXPRESS.COM

Baguettes, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps & Schnitzels! • Vaad of Staten Island

BROOKLYN Cholov/Pas YisroelSTATEN • 718-239-5455 • Near Bronx Zoo • ISLAND

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STATEN ISLAND

746 Lydig Avenue at Holland – Catering and Deliveries available – Credit Cards accepted

QUEENS NEW YORK CITY RATED BEST KOSHER PIZZA , BAKERY, PANINIS BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY QUEENS GREAT NECK, NEW YORK • QUEENS •

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QUEENS BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

BAGELS & CO.

BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

Fresh Handrolled Bagels • Cholov Yisroel &COUNTY Kemach Yoshon FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU

STATEN ISLAND THE JEWISH Fresh Medows: 188-02 Union Turnpike — 718-217-7755 — --LOFT FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU THESTEAKHOUSE JEWISH Catering • Pizza • Salads • Pancakes • French Toast Bagels – OpenCOUNTY 6 AM - 8 PM PRESS QUEENS BROOKLYN

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1306 40th Street – Corner 13th Ave – 718-475-5600 MANHATTAN BROOKLYN

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Harav Y. Babad-Tartikov • Fine dining and wine selection WWW.THELOFTSTEAKHOUSE.COM BROOKLYN

MENDELSOHN’S

FAMOUS PIZZA

718-854-0600 ---

THE JEWISH PRESS

4418 18 Ave. Bet McDonald Ave & Dahill Road Convenient Boro Park Location Finest selection of pizza, soups, salads, breakfast & lunch over 100 delicious dairy hot items

Complete dairy restaurant / catering — Extravagant Salad Bar

BROOKLYN

Supervision -- and Rabbi Binyamin Gruber • Cholov Yisroel Kemach Yoshon Open Saturday Night

STATEN ISLAND GREAT NECK, NEW YORKAREA  NASSAU COUNTY FIVE TOWNS

• FIVE TOWNS AREA – NASSAU COUNTY • QUEENS STATEN ISLAND BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY HOLY SCHNITZEL

QUEENS

BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

688 CENTRAL AVE, AREA CEDARHURST 516-374-4659 (HOLY) FIVE TOWNS  NASSAU COUNTY

Baguettes, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps & Schnitzels! • Vaad of 5 Towns

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Free Delivery and Catering — www.HolySchnitzel.com

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM QUEENS PARKWAY GREAT NECK, TOV NEW YORK WOK QUEENS Glatt KosherROSLYN, Chinese & Sushi Restaurant – F/T Mashgiach STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

594 Central Av., Cedarhurst • 516-295-3843; Fax 516-295-3865 • ---FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

Open Daily till 10pm; Thur. til 10:30pm; Fri. 2 hrs before Shabbos. Delivery - 15 min.

MENDY’S / MENDY’S BISTRO At The Jewish Children’s Museum ---792 Eastern Parkway • 718-907-8877 Catering Hall On Site Up To 200 People Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 12-12, Friday Closed, Open Motzei Shabbos 1 hr after Shabbos

NOSH EXPRESS American, Mexican & Israeli Cuisine • 718-677-3600 BBQ & Grill Restaurant — Kehilah Kashrus 2817 Nostrand Ave. • www.noshexpressonline.com • Free Delivery

NOT JUST

BAGELS & CHEESE

1304 Ave M • Let us Cater Your Next Simcha • 718-998-8778 Lox, Fish, Appetizing & Soup • Breakfast Specials Bagels & Pizza (Wholesale & Retail)

from JFK/lunch specials/catering/sushi platters/diet gourmet/frozen travel/ American Menu, Low carb menu, 68 seats, Sushi Bar, Party Room/credit cards accepted QUEENS

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY www.woktov5t.com MONSEY, NEW YORK BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM GREAT NECK, NEWPARKWAY YORK ROSLYN, NEW YORK

• GREAT NECK •

GREAT NECK, YORK GREAT NEW NECK, NEW YORK BAGEL MENTCH FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

Cholov Yisroel • 516-487-2243

176 Middleneck Road, Great Neck

QUEENS MONSEY, NEW Catering Specialists — YORK Finest Appetizing — Eat-In-Facility Under the Supervision of Vaad Harabonim of Queens • Yoshon Flour Used ---

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

CHO-SEN VILLAGE

GREAT NECK, NEW YORK Exquisite Glatt Kosher Chinese Cuisine ROSLYN, NEW YORK FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY 505 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck • 516-504-1199; Fax: 516-504-4499 ROSLYN, NEW YORK Setting New Standards for Kosher Chinese Cuisine • www.cho-senvillage.com ROSLYN, NEW YORK

MONSEY, NEW YORK “NORTH SHORE’S ONLY KOSHER SUSHINEW BAR” —YORK Vaad Harabonim of Queens GREAT NECK, MONSEY, YORK ROSLYN, NEWNEW YORK

Open Sun.-Thurs. 12 Noon – 10 P.M., Sat. Night 1 Hr after Shabbat ‘til 12:30 A.M.

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

MONSEY, NEW YORK COLBEH

MONSEY, NEW YORK

Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

ROSLYN, NEW YORK Free Delivery 75 N. Station Plaza (Great Neck) 516-466-8181 ---

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

Inside & Outside Catering. Private Ballroom up to 200 persons. Vaad Harabonim of Queens

ON THE GRILL 718-676-6000 • www.OntheGrillNY.com BROOKLYN 3502 Flatlands Ave (corner of East 35th and Ave N) Kehilah Kashrus

MONSEY, NEW YORK • ROSLYN • GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

COLBEH MONSEY, NEW YORK

Shwarma, Burger, Crispy Chicken, Soup, Salads... Free Delivery – We Cater

Glatt Kosher Mediterranean Restaurant & Caterers

ORCHIDEA

Inside & Outside Catering — Under Vaad Harabonim of Queens ---

Fine dairy dining • Quiet ambiance • 718-686-7500 4815 12th Ave. • Valet Parking • Open Motzei Shabbos Under strict hashgacha of Rabbi Amram Roth & Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Beck

One The Intervale, Roslyn Estates • 516-621-2200 ROSLYN, NEW YORK

• MONSEY •

Open Daily 11-11

KOSHER ROSLYN, NEWCASTLE YORK MONSEY, NEW YORK 43 Rte. 59, Monsey • 845-425-3500

PALACE CAFE

TAKE OUT / EAT IN / GRILL / CHINESE — Supv. R’ Yechiel Steinmetz

Kehilah Kashrus • 2603 Nostrand Ave • 718-338-9525

Catering For All Occasions — Party Room Seats 100, Hrs: S-Th, 11:30am-11pm

Pastas, Fishes, Salads, & Specialty Pizzas. We ain’t just Pizza!

• Order online at www.koshercastle.com •

SAVOR CAFE Mediterranean Dairy Cuisine • Kehilah Kashrut

MONSEY, NEW YORK

THE PURPLE PEAR Dairy Cafe – Restaurant Manhattan Ambience ROSLYN, NEW–YORK

2925 Ave. P (corner of Nostrand Ave.) — 718-338-1353

106 Route 59 (cor. Rte 306) 845-352-5262 R’ Zushe Blech – Cholov Yisroel

Serving wine and beer • Private Party Room With Projector for all Occasions!

Sun - Thurs: 11am-9pm, Motzei Shabbos – Open Late • Salads • Pasta • Fish • Panini

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THE JEWISH PRESS  Friday, February 21, 2014

Week In Review

Stories That Didn’t Make the Front Pages Edited by JASON MAOZ

ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS KNESSET MEMBERS WALK OUT OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT’S SPEECH Right-wing lawmakers walked out of an address by the European Parliament president at the Knesset after he criticized Israel using incorrect statistics. Members of the Jewish Home party led by Naftali Bennett left the Knesset chamber after Martin Schultz accused Israel of allowing its citizens to use four times the amount of water per person that is allocated to Palestinians. He also criticized the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later criticized Schultz for what he called “selective hearing.” “He said that he visited Ramallah and heard from Palestinian youth that an Israeli citizen uses four times as much water as a Palestinian,” Netanyahu said of Shultz. “According to both the Palestinian water authority and our data, this number is not true, and is significantly smaller,” the prime minister said. Shultz spoke in his native German, prompting Moshe Feiglin of the Likud Party’s Jewish Leadership faction to boycott the speech.

SKIP IDF COSTUME FOR PURIM, RABBI URGES HAREDI BOYS The head of a haredi group called on parents to prevent their children from dressing up as Israeli soldiers for Purim. Rabbi Mordechai Blau, head of the Guardians of Sanctity and Education, cited tension over the drafting of yeshiva students in offering the warning. Israeli army costumes are popular among young Orthodox boys at Purim time. “We are at a time of evil decrees, and dressing up as a soldier in this period does not increase happiness, rather it increases sadness,” Blau said, according to the Israel Hayom daily newspaper. “There are children for whom soldiers are likely to take on a frightening meaning, like taking their older brother away” to the army. Rather, the rabbi suggested, boys should dress in U.S. Army costumes for Purim.

REPORT: MOSSAD EMPLOYS RABBI FOR HALACHIC QUESTIONS As the number of observant Jews in Israel’s Mossad spy agency has increased, halachic questions have been coming up more frequently The Israeli daily Maariv reported that an agency posek, a rabbinic arbiter on Jewish law, was hired several years ago and has been ruling on complex halachic questions, including those involving secret operations overseas. “It’s not just on issues of kashrut,” said a Mossad source. “Sometimes when you’re far away from here questions come up over what is allowed and what isn’t, and operational activities that require a halachic response.” The name of the Mossad rabbi, who according to Maariv consults once a week with a senior officer in the Chief Rabbinate, was not revealed.

POLICE RECOMMEND TRYING EX-CHIEF RABBI METZGER FOR BRIBERY The Israel Police last week recommended that former Ashkenazi chief rabbi Yona Metzger be put on trial for bribery and fraud. A special police unit completed a months-long investigation and forwarded the recommendation to the Jerusalem District prosecutor’s office. Israel’s attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, will make a final decision on filing an indictment against Metzger. Metzger is accused of accepting monetary and material bribes in exchange for advancing the interests of several nonprofit organizations. The amount of the bribes equals several million shekels, accord-

ing to reports. Metzger, who was arrested last November, reportedly also tried to silence witnesses and interfere in the investigation, according to reports. In June 2013, shortly after the close of his 10-year term as chief rabbi, Metzger was placed under house arrest and interrogated. At the time, police seized documents, computers and other materials from his home and office.

TURKEY’S ERDOGAN: GAZA BLOCKADE MUST BE LIFTED FOR NORMALIZED TIES Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will not normalize relations with Israel until Israel completely lifts its blockade against Gaza. Erdogan’s statement came two days after Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a television interview that his country and Israel are close to normalizing bilateral relations. Israel has eased the blockade on goods entering and leaving Gaza, but has not entirely lifted it. The two sides also are still negotiating the amount of compensation that Israel will pay to the families of the victims of the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident, though the sides have moved closer to an agreement, according to reports. Turkey downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel and then expelled Israel’s ambassador after the 2010 incident, in which Israeli troops killed nine Turkish nationals in clashes while trying to stop the Mavi Marmara from breaking Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Erdogan last March, after which representatives of the countries met for reconciliation talks.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS SPANISH MINISTER: CITIZENSHIP FOR SEPHARDIC JEWS WILL BE A RIGHT The conferring of Spanish citizenship to Sephardic Jews will be automatic and independent of the government’s discretion, according to the country’s justice minister. Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon made the pledge during a speech before dozens of members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He was referring to a bill on the naturalization of descendants of Jews who fled from Spain because of religious persecution during the 15th and 16th centuries. Spain’s Council of Ministers okayed the bill last week. To become law, the bill will need to pass in parliament. “In Spain, a clear majority realize we have committed a historical error and have an opportunity to repair it, so I am sure that law will pass with an immense majority in parliament,” Ruiz-Gallardon said.

GERMAN PROGRAM WILL RESTORE MOROCCAN SYNAGOGUE A historic synagogue in Morocco will be refurbished in a joint project with the German Foreign Ministry. The synagogue in Essaouira will be the second to be restored under a special German government program. A spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry said the restoration of the 19th century Simon Attias Synagogue in Essaouira is to be completed in 2015. It is a joint effort with the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. “With this project, the Federal Foreign Office supports the preservation of Jewish heritage in Morocco, thereby helping to strengthen the national identity of the country,” he said. The program already completed the restoration of the 17th century Slat al Fassiyin synagogue in Fez, which had been used as a carpet factory and then a boxing ring. It was rededicated in ceremonies last year. At the end of World War II, an estimated 265,000

Jews lived in Morocco. By the mid-1960s, more than 200,000 had immigrated, mostly to Israel.

U.S. NEWS PROMINENT JEWS LAUD KERRY PEACE BID A letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed by 152 prominent Jewish Americans praised the peace efforts of Secretary of State John Kerry. “As American advocates for a strong, Jewish and democratic Israel, we have been heartened by Secretary of State John Kerry’s extraordinary resolve to advance this process consistent with America’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” said the letter, initiated by the Israel Policy Forum. “We believe Secretary Kerry’s determined diplomatic effort offers an unprecedented opportunity to ensure Israel’s security, to enhance its prosperity, and to avoid the existential threat to the Jewish state posed by bi-nationalism.” The letter came in the wake of attacks on Kerry and his plan by top Cabinet members in Netanyahu’s government. Among the letter’s signatories are Alan Dershowitz, the legal expert and author; Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar; Mel Levine, a former Democratic congressman; Michael and Susie Gelman, major philanthropists and leaders in the Washington community; and major fundraisers for Democratic political campaigns, including Marvin Lender, Alan Solow and Alan Solomont.

JUDGE RULES FOR NY ORTHODOX JEWISH POLICE OFFICER Fishel Litzman, an Orthodox Jew who was expelled from New York City’s police academy because his beard exceeded NYPD regulations, was reinstated after a federal judge ruled his firing was a case of religious discrimination. “The case is over,” said Litzman’s attorney, Nathan Lewin. “He feels good. It’s been a battle but it’s good to see the NYPD now say, ‘Enough’ and he gets to be a police officer again.” The city reportedly has decided not to appeal.

SID CAESAR, TV AND COMEDY PIONEER, DIES Sid Caesar, regarded as the founding father of American Jewish comedy and live original sketch comedy, died last week at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. He was best known for his Saturday night television variety show “Your Show of Shows,” which he hosted in the 1950s and launched the careers of Jewish comics such as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon and Woody Allen. Known for his comic timing, improvisational skills and ability to mimic foreign languages, Caesar in 2000 received the Alan King Award in American Jewish Humor from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., the third son of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia, Caesar launched his comedy career in 1942 while performing as a saxophonist.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: Albans Media, LLC. Application for Authority was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/01/11. The LLC was originally filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware on 12/08/10. Office 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

Notice of Qualification of Knickerbocker Leasing Holdco, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/6/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 545 E. John Carpenter Fwy., Ste. 1300, Irving, TX 75062. LLC formed in DE on 11/13/13. 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 addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2166 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Tales of the Tatt, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Office location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 23 Second Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2176 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Reasons Y, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/16/13. Office: 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

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Rober t Massman LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/6/2014 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: 1152 Dean Street #2 Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2168 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of For mation of ROCKLAND HEARING SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Rockland Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C., 171 Ramapo Rd., Rt. 202, Garnerville, NY 10923. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2117 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of FBR GROUP, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 05/06/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Barry Gimelstob, Financial Benefits Research Group, 103 Eisenhower Pkwy., Roseland, NJ 07068 which is also the NJ address of LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with State Treasurer, State of NJ, Dept. of Treasury, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608-1214. Purpose: Sale of insurance products. JP# 2118 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of CE MODEL MGMT., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/13. 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, 1233 Beech Street, No. 49, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2119 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of PERSONAL CHEF FOR WEIGHT LOSS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. 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, 312 Vincent Ave., Lynbrook, NY 11563. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2121 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of ROSEWOOD HOMES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038. The registered agent of the limited liability company whom process against it may be served is Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 2122 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Nob Hill Realty LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Sullivan County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is Nob Hill Realty LLC: 4599 State Route 42, Kiamesha Lake, NY 12751. Purpose of LLC: To engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2123 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of QT Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/7/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 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. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Office: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

Tasfiya Contracting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/6/14. Office 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

Lighthouse Inn Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Miriam Taub, 59 Causeway, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: General. JP# 2127 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Wheels America LI Wheel Repair LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Wheels America, 4480 Mint Way, Dallas, TX 75236. Purpose: General. JP# 2128 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

1219 Avenue J, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/05. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2744 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207. Duration Date: 12/31/2080.Purpose: General. JP# 2129 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of formation of 1309 FIFTH STREET DC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/2013. Office 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. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/13. LLC formed on 12/31/13. Office 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. filed 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 Qualification of MPH-1 The Edge LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/13. Office 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. filed 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 Qualification of Quogue Aviation LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/13. Office 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. filed 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

Phalinex LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/19/13. Office: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

Vuelta Management Group, LLC Authority filed SSNY 7/26/13. Office: 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 filed 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

The Grape 360 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/1/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 235 Landsdowne Ave. Carle Pl., NY 11514. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2149 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Wheelhouse hospitality LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/15/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 66 North 1st St. #5A Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2139 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Shirtnopants LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Office: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 Office of Jason H. Rosenblum, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/19/13. Office: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. filed 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. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/10/13. Office: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. Office: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 films LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/14/13. Office: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 filed SSNY 4/8/13. Office: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 filed 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 filed SSNY 4/8/13. Office: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 filed 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 Yeah Mon Foods, LLC. Articles of Organization filed 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 Office 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

Yater Limited Liability Company Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/11/13. Office: 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

MD Property Developers Group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/4/13. Exist 1/1/14 Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 33 Powerhouse Rd. Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2152 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of Cornell Meserole Member DE LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Office 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 filed 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

Notice of Formation of Eric Wagschal & Co. LLP. Cert. of Registration filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3203 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2156 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of ABBM KFC LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office 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. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office 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

Notice of Qualification of Knickerbocker Leasing Holdco GP, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/5/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 545 E. John Carpenter Fwy., Ste. 1300, Irving, TX 75062. LLC formed in DE on 11/13/13. 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 addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2167 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: Brighton Sports, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/26/2013. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is The LLC 3072 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2169 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of formation of professional limited liability company (PLLC). Name: QUICK DOCS MEDICAL, PLLC. Ar ticles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/26/2013. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the PLLC served upon him/her is The PLLC 255 East 98th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212. Purpose/character of PLLC: To practice medicine. JP# 2170 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Twenty Sided Store LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/23/13. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 362 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY 11211. The reg. agt. is Luis Chato at the same address. General Purposes. JP# 2171 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Sultan and Karaca LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/13/13. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2732 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. General Purposes. JP# 2172 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of FAST Fundamentals LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, 90 Merrick Ave., 9th Fl., East Meadow, NY 11554, Attn: Fred Skolnik, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2173 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of formation of BLUNT ENERGY, LLC Arts. Of Org. Filed with SSNY 05/22/ 2013. Loc: Nassau Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail process to: the LLC, 307 Plymouth St, W. Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JP# 2164 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

TO DOGGY WITH LOVE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/02/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Richard Ling, 26 E Bosworth Blvd., Farmingdale , NJ 07727. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2174 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

1179 Gates Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/26/13. Office 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 1000, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 2186 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Greek Island Tango, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Glykeria Manis, 1776 68th St #3c, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 2185 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Slingshot Events LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 142 West End Ave., Apt. 20M, New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2177 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Verde Sprint LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/10/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3199 Albany Post Rd. Ste. 107F, Buchanan, NY 10511.. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2178 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kevin & JH LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/15/14. Office location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Scott Siegler, 122 E. 42nd St, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10168. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2179 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of WNW MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Law Office of Barry Jay Reiss, 5 Penn Plaza, 19th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2180 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of NB ALL CAP ALPHA FUND L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/13/08. Princ. office of LP: c/o NB Equity Management GP LLC, 605 Third Ave., 21st Fl., NY, NY 10158. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Legal and Compliance Dept. at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2181 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of PH Residential LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. 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# 2182 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Qual. of Bullseye Affiliate Management LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/21/13. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in CT 12/29/03. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Michael Fuchs, 6 Birchwood Rd., White Plains, NY 10605. CT off. addr.: 24 Broad St., Norwalk, CT 06851. Art. of Org. on file: SSCT, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2183 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 N62 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4706 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 2184 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of AGD North Pearl LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/11/13. Office 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 Lighthouse Enterprises LLC, 5 Waller Ave., Suite 301, White Plains, NY 10601, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2165 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14 LEOPARD HOLDINGS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/21/2006. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Sharon Friedland, 203 East 74th St. 7th Fl, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2175 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14


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Ming Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xiaoming Li, 45 E 89th St Apt 29D, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: General. JP# 2188 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

N o t i c e o f Q u a l . o f C r e a t i ve Wo r l d Management, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/6/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 9/15/04. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o TG Services, Inc., P.O. Box 186, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State, State Of DE, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2202 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of MJJF LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 910 E. Boston Rd., 2nd Fl., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2211 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Well Spring, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 229 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2222 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Lewse Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 315 Bayview Ave., Amityville, NY 11701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2237 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Ambro Consulting Service LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 Broadway, Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2212 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of BT Properties One LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Whittier St., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2223 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of EEA Consulting LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 700 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, NY 11768. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2238 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Kadar Fine Arts Investments LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/10/10. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/26/06. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Penn Plz, Ste 2527, New York, NY 10119. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2248 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Smudgie Industries LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 916 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2224 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f We s t wo o d International LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Bucknell Ln., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2239 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Bijoal Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2711 E 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: General. JP# 2189 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Anchor Watch, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o LynnMark Enterprises, LLC, 14 E 38th St #1402, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP# 2190 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

H&M Delivery Service LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Ali Khorchani, 1152 Bronx River Ave., Bronx, NY 10472. Purpose: General. JP# 2191 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

GM Resources LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 445 Central Avenue, Ste 304, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: General. JP# 2192 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Cube Consulting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jonathan Z Kahan, 589 Green Pl, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: General. JP# 2193 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Sinsta LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 110 E. 59 St. 25 Fl, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. JP# 2194 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

WFA Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/5/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 237 W 37th St Ste 1000, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 2195 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qual. of King Street Investors, L.L.C. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/13/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 11/18/13. 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, NY, NY 10023. Foreign add: 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy Of State, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2201 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

643 Madison Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Colibri Group, 237 W 37th Street, Ste 1000, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 2196 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Soxeteer LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Samer Attia, 666 West End Ave Ste 21A, New York, NY 10025. Purpose: General. JP# 2197 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

WFA I Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/6/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 237 W 37th St Ste 1000, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 2198 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

708 Bushwick Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/12. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 100 Broadway #440, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 2199 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

313 Franklin Avenue LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 142 Barlow Drive South, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: General. JP# 2200 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 50 Oakland LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2203 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Wash LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2204 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of KHC Brooklyn LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2205 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of KHC Queens LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2206 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Kirenaga Home Care LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2207 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of KHC Regional Development LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2208 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Kirenaga Partners LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/6/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 6/13/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2209 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Gerard Partners, LLC. Fictitious Name: Arh Gerard, LLC Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 4/10/02. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 59 Toilsome Ln., East Hampton, NY 11937. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2240 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Tess Partners, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 69 Blanchard Rd., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2210 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Lona, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 11/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 702, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2227 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 238 Chappaqua Road LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Orchard Ridge Terrace, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2213 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of El Condor Restaurante LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 E. 42nd St., Ste. 1735, NY, NY 10165. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2214 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 246 North Central Avenue LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 309 W. 57th St., Ste. 301, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2215 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of WKCG Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/4/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 601 Kensington Way, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 601 Kensington Way, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2217 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of JPC Electric LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Douglas Place, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2216 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Open Door Industries Entertainment LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 700 Scarsdale Ave., Apt. 3N, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2218 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Jerry Giglio & Son Snow Plowing LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 360 Columbus Ave., West Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2219 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of B4B Iq Kid LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 162 Weirfield St., Bklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2220 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of South Terrace Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 570 Yonkers Ave., Ste. 104, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2221 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of PXTarget LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/6/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 W. 36th St, Apt 14B, New York, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2247 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Mop One LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Club Rd., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2225 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Shining Star Laundry, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 Chase Rd., Box 54, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2226 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Burion Medical Testing LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 247 W. 16th St., Deer Park, NY 11729. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2229 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Intelligentsia Ventures LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 506 Hayground Rd., Water Mill, NY 11976. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2230 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 7 Villa LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 405, East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2231 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Kirenaga Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2228 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 345 Merchants Path, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 264 Butter Ln., Bridgehampton, NY 11932. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2241 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 63 Highview, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 254 Harbor Watch Ct., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2242 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Avenue B St, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 357, East Marion, NY 11939. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2243 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Nazjr Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2231-22 5th Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2244 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of O.N.E. Pro NYC LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 176-23 80th Dr., Jamaica Estates, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2252 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of East Nine Apt. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/20/11. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 426, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2254 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 1277 Nostrand Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 431 Willloughby Ave, Fl. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2255 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of BEW SPECIALTY FOODS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 12/26/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 106 Cumberland Pl., Lawrence, NY 11559. MD address of LLC: 5936 Cross County Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21215. Cert. of Formation filed with MD Dept of Assessments and Taxation, 16 Francis St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2253 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 242 E 46 Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/12/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Roebling St, Ste 702, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2256 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Luxe Axcess, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11522 E. 32nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2257 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 338 Bridge Street, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 29, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2232 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of P.V. Main Street, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Main St., Northport, NY 11768. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2245 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of MMK Control Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1428 46th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2258 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Firestone & Breud, P.L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 356 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Ste. 3, Commack, NY 11725. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 2233 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of PARC ROOF BAR LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 39-16 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2246 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Vernon Estates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/27/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Roebling Ave, Ste 702, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2259 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of GCP Montauk Motels LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office 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# 2249 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Nicoletti Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/1/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Frank Nicoletti 205 Third Ave. #9W New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2260 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 649 Hedges LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 87A Main St., Ste. 2, Southampton, NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2234 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 25 Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office 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# 2235 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of West 27 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office 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# 2236 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of MDS Capital Advisors LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 South End Ct, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2250 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Orenmott LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 223 Walker Pl., West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2251 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Four O Realty I LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/31/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o The LLC 707 Palisade Ave. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2261 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Paint The Town Events, LLC Art. of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Office location: NY County SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: Paint The Town Events LLC, 455 W. 50th Street, Apt 7, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2280 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14


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Legal Notice Wayra Nyc LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/10/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o NRAI 111 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2262 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Honcent L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/8/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Incorp 1 Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Ave #805-A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2263 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Monologic, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/25/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Timothy Hobert 97 Macdougal St. #7 New York, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2264 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Miniatures & more novelties LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/16/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2 Melnick Dr. Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2265 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Imov LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/10/13. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Christine Marie Berkowitz 354 Fulle Dr. Valley Cottage, NY 10989. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2266 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Gpm Grand Stuppo LLC Arts of Org. filed 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 princ. address 7 Scarlett Ct. #20 New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2267 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Bary Realty LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 32 Blauvelt Rd. Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2268 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

172 Utica, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Spencer Compton 360 Furman St. Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2269 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Nymphets Movie LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 351 S 3rd St. #4B Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2270 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Philippe Associates LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/21/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 518 Miller Ave. Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2271 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Optimal Wellness Network LLC, Authority filed SSNY 10/2/13. Office:NY. LLC formed NV on 8/22/11. SSNY is design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 809 W. 181st St. #111 New York, NY 10033. Cert of Formation filed NV SOS, 202 N. Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2272 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Atlantic DTB, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1302 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2283 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of For mation of Carol Turoff Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Carol Turoff, 2728 Covered Bridge Road, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2284 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of JI PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1448 65th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2285 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

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LEGAL NOTICE OF SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS SIGNATURE BANK, Plaintiff, against JAMES J. FORTINI, NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, Defendants, Index No. 25784/2009 pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated November 1, 2013 and entered on December 31, 2013, I, Gregory T. Cerchione, the Referee named in said Judgment will sell in one parcel at public auction to the highest bidder in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Courthouse located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on the 6th day of March, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING in the northerly line of Vanderbilt Street at a point distant 125 feet westerly along the same from the northwesterly corner of Vanderbilt and 20th Streets, which point is opposite a party wall standing partly on premises hereby conveyed and partly on the lot next easterly adjoining; RUNNING THENCE northerly parallel with 20th Street and part of the distance through the said party wall, 100 feet; THENCE westerly parallel with Vanderbilt Street, 25 feet; THENCE southerly again parallel with 20th Street, 100 feet to the northerly line of Vanderbilt Street; and THENCE easterly along Vanderbilt Street, 25 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Said premises being known and designated as Block 5264, Lot 41; said premises more commonly known as 217 Vanderbilt Street, Brooklyn, New York. Approximate amount of judgment of $861,549.39, said amount so reported due as aforesaid together with interest thereon from July 1, 2013 at the rate of 9.25%, together with attorneys fees, costs, allowance and expenses of sale as awarded by the Court in said Judgment. Premises will be sold subject to the provisions of the filed Judgment, and terms of sale. Dated: January 15, 2014 Gregory T. Cerchione, Referee Platzer, Swergold, Karlin, Levine, Goldberg & Jaslow, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor New York, New York 10018 T: (212) 593-3000 Attention: Linda Mandel Gates, Esq. JP# 2281 1/31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Broad Based Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. 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, 4 Chasso Court, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2289 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

82 Carroll Street LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/4/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Wulf Lueckerath PO Box 362 Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2301 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

PROBATE CITATION File No. 2013-3408 SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY CITATION. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent. TO: ADDITIONAL SIBLINGS OF HALF BLOOD, IF ANY, AND the distrubutees, heirs at law and next of kin, legatees and devises of said DOROTHY GOLDSTEIN, DECEASED, and if any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased, be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown. A petition having been duly filed by Emily Beth Colton, who is domiciled at 2410 State Street, Granite City, IL 62040.. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, at Brooklyn, New York on March 6, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of DOROTHY GOLDSTEIN lately domiciled at 23 s. Elliot Place, Brooklyn, NY admitting to probate a Will dated October 31, 1997 as the Will of Dorothy Goldstein, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Emily Beth Gray a/k/a Emily Beth Colton. Dated, Attested and Sealed: January 15, 2014. HON, DIANAA. JOHNSON Surrogate, Doreen C, Quinn, Chief Clerk Murray P. Heston, Attorney for Petitioner, 315-7894549 Telephone Number. 118 Genesee Street, Geneva, NY 14456, Address of Attorney. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] JP# 2282 1/31,2/7,14,21/14 Notice of Formation of Greenpoint Realty One, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, 450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1504, New York, NY 10123, Attn: Harold Levine. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2286 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14 Notice of Formation of 1725 Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael Neystat, Advanced Medical Care PLLC, 101-24 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2287 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14 Notice of Formation of Landey LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Elizabeth Hobart Hinchman, 89 Nevins St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2288 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14 Notice of Formation of Deus Beni LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 980 E. 106th St., Brooklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2293 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

N oti c e of For m ati on of Len Br ook Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paul Lora, 3758 10th Ave., #1A, NY, NY 10034. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2290 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Millennium Exit Strategies LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Nahum L. Gordon, 892 Westminster Road, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2291 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Fish Retail 2 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Wachtel Missry LLP, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 47th Fl., New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2294 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Goose Hill Funding LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, 90 Merrick Avenue, 9th Fl., East Meadow, NY 11554, Attn: Brian Ziegler, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2295 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of 3form, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/09/13. 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: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2296 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of TWO TREES BRONX LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 45 Main St., Ste. 602, Brooklyn, NY 11201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Two Trees Management Co. LLC, 35 Main St., Ste. 602, Brooklyn, NY 11201. As amended by Cert. of Correction filed with SSNY on 01/13/14, the process addr. is: c/o Two Trees Management Co. LLC, 45 Main St., Ste. 602, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2297 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of BVS 86TH STREET HOLDINGS LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/30/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Ceruzzi Properties, 1720 Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2298 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of UNKOMMON, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2299 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Bldworks LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/26/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 81 Summit Dr. Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2300 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Fifth Avenue Retail Properties LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/15/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., #101, Dover, DE 19904, the princ. office addr. of LLC. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2307 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Sneaker to go, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/7/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 3142 Whitney Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2302 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Vacation productions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 252 Devoe At. #1 R Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2303 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Deceptive Illusions, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/18/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 10 W. 65th St. 3 5C New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2304 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Heaven this Lifetime, LLC Authority filed SSNY 1/7/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 10/26/12 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 261 Madison Ave #9038 New York, NY 10016. Cert of Form. filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2305 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

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TENSTUY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/18/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Andrew Silverman, 10 Stuyvesant Oval Apt. 5D, NY, NY 10009. Reg Agent: Andrew Silverman, 10 Stuyvesant Oval Apt. 5D, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2315 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

G-Star Properties LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 46 Newport Ave, Tappan, NY 10983. Purpose: General. JP# 2327 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of formation of THE BROOKLYN COTTAGE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/2013. Office location, County of Kings. The street address is: 301 Sterling Pl, Brooklyn NY 11238. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2316 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

INDRA JAI, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/7/2014. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 360 Furman St., #1036, Brooklyn, NY 11201, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 2317 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

GROWAN PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/10/2014. Office in Rockland County Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 7 Kelly Ct., Tompkins Cove, NY 10980. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 2318 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Elizabeth Street Bagel Ventures LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/19/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Golenbock Eiseman et al, c/o Lawrence Haut, Esq., 437 Madison Ave., 39th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2306 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of GR Capital Holdings LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/21/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 Doris Dr., Scarsdale, New York 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2319 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Axial Capital Gravity Fund, LP, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/26/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 2/25/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Eliav Assouline, 101 Park Ave., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10178. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2308 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

ITOR Capital LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 123 Middle Neck Rd, #401, Great Neck, NY 11021. General Purposes. JP# 2320 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of The Rand Properties Group LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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 11 Briarwood Lane, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2309 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Williamson & Howard, LLP, filed under the original name Williamson, & Howard, LLP, Notice of Reg. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/13. Office loc.: Rockland County. LLP org. in CA 3/13/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 675 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the princ. office addr. of LLP. Cert. of LLP on file: SSCA, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: to practice the profession of Law. JP# 2310 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Avenue D Managers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. 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# 2311 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of IMPACCT Housing LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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# 2312 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Avenue D Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. 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# 2313 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of DCS Training LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. 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 18 Milestone Rd., Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2314 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Snowden Insurance Services LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 12/11/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 8/23/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o, 660 Madison Ave 14th Fl, New York, NY 10065. Foreign add: 615 So. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy Of State, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. P JP# 2335 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Heartland Registry, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 266 Broadway Ste 503, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 2321 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Flatbush Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joseph Roubeni, 175 Great Neck Rd Ste 407, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 2322 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Nature Botanical Farms LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 77 Brenner Dr., Congers, NY 10920. Purpose: General. JP# 2323 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

10 Lake Road LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 13 Sandusky Rd., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: General. JP# 2324 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

8 And J Property Nyack LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 College Ave, South Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: General. JP# 2325 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Vitabens LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Shmuel Rothstein, 182 Kearsing Pkwy Apt C., Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 2326 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

8 Lincoln Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 13 Sandusky Rd., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: General. JP# 2328 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

6 S Cole LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6 S Cole, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 2329 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

AMA Organization LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Aliki Anastos, PO Box 164, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: General. JP# 2330 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

6511 Bay Parkway LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6511 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 2331 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Reever Taxi And Limousine LLC Arts. of Org. filed 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 4768 Broadway (821), New York, NY 10034. Purpose: General. JP# 2332 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

J Pollack Enterprises LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Justin Pollack, 300 E. 71st St Ste 11A, New York, NY 10021. Purpose: General. JP# 2333 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of Tightrope, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/25/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 144 Waterbury St., Brooklyn, NY 11206, Attn: Victoria Young. Address to be maintained in DE: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2336 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

30 Lawrence LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 30 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 2334 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

N OT I C E O F F O R M AT I O N o f J VO PARTNERS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Washington Ave. #805A, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2337 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 2268 Seward LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2268 Seward Ave., Bronx, NY 10473. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2338 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 2266 Seward LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2266 Seward Ave., Bronx, NY 10473. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2339 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of V.B. Carpi LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1732 Van Buren St., Bronx, NY 10460. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2340 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14


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Notice of Formation of 3720 Homes Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 279 W. 231 St., Bronx, NY 10463. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2341 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 598 Equities LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8865 193 St., Hollis, NY 11423. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2355 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of For mation of Esmeralda Management, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/10/07. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2947 Voorhies Ave., Bklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2366 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of SCGS Holdings, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/20/07. Office location: Genesee County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 306 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2343 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of M S Coffee & Espresso Repairs LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 153, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2344 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Aperio Advisors LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2865 Josephine Dr., Henderson, NV 89044. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2345 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Wainwright Blasting and Equipment LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Dallas Dr., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2346 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Underground Paint Shop LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 Geiger Circle, Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2347 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Volkman Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2660 Griffin Rd., Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2348 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of New Hope Realty Investors LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 Larrigan Crossing, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2349 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Manage The Books LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Wind Way Circle, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2350 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Total Body LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 42 Clermont Ave., Ste. 2, Bklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2351 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Home State Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 457 62nd St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2352 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 459 Chauncey Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 Hicks St., Bklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2353 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Wilkarm Equities LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 88-65 193 St., Hollis, NY 11423. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2354 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of Odd Couple West LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/3/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 2/21/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 757 3rd Ave., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2388 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 642 Equities LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8865 193 St., Hollis, NY 11423. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2357 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 88 North Henry Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 N. Henry St., Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2359 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 953 Equities LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8865 193 St., Hollis, NY 11423. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2356 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 6722 Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6718 Bay Parkway, Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2360 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Carve The Whales, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 141 N. 9th St., Apt. 1R, Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2361 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Brosis Legacy LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 451 Franklin Ave., #2, Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2362 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of Millennium Music Media, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 7/18/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 26 Court St., Ste. 1611, Bklyn, NY 11242. DE address of LLC: 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE. Secy. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2358 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 11-01 Irving Ave, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2363 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Atlantic & Miller LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/19/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 189 Miller Ave., Bklyn, NY 11207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2364 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 149 NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 Walworth St., #1R, Bklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2365 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Wexford Estates LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Cutter Mill Rd., Ste. 310, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2368 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of YNL Family LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Valley Rd., Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2369 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Lipvans Installations, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 906 Rottkamp St., Valley Stream, NY 11580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2370 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of RSR & Bi 45 Kingston LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Wastermill Ln., Ste. 100, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2371 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Treasure Americas, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Grace Ct., North, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2372 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Zerp LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/27/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 110 Harrison St., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2373 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Omega Storage of LI LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Winthrop Dr., Woodbury, NY 11797. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 1 Maiden Ln., NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2375 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Best Holding Columbia, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Effron Pl., Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2374 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of CBCS Greenwich LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2376 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Sae Consulting Solutions LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Cherry Ln., Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2377 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

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Notice of Formation of Feplaf LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/24/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Buckner Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2380 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Beyond The Bars LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 Bradhurst Ave., NY, NY 10030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2394 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 1149, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/7/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. The name and address of the registered agent is Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2406 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Nieuchowicz Properties LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 S. Central Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11558. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2381 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Prime 135 NYC, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 5th Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2395 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of TNE Capital, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 5th Ave., 59th Fl., NY, NY 10118. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2382 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of OP Equities, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/04. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 590 5th Ave., Rm. 1400, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2396 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Old Ivy Development LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Regency Oaks Blvd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2383 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Chloe Elizabeth Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10797 Cherry Hill Dr., San Diego, CA 92130. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2397 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Daniel’s Tree Service LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 471 Trabold Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2384 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Malcho’s 619 Monroe Avenue Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 619 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2385 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Craft Company No. 6 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 785 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2386 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Richheimer Law PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 310 E. 65th St., #1F, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 2387 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of KHC Manhattan LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 Lexington Ave., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2389 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Unit X, L.L.C. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 343 E. 30th St., #20P, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2398 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 190 Grant Mgmt LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 Robin Way, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2401 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of E Team Executive Search LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/11/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 W. 34th St, Ste 4110, New York, NY 10119. DE address of LLC: 824 N. Market St, Ste 902, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2399 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of RCB Equities #3, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 7/30/10. 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. CA address of LLC: 5967 W. 3rd St, Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1300 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2400 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Eden Hadley Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10797 Cherry Hill Dr., San Diego, CA 92130. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2390 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 8 Wilder LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 260 E. Beech St, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2402 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Libero Ferrero LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office 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., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2391 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of JB Summers PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1870 E. 19th St, 1st Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2403 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of AABA Restaurant Holdings LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Grace Ave., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2378 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Ohau Capital, L.P. Cert of LP filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Wall St., Ste. 802, NY, NY 10005. The name & address of each general partner is available from SSNY. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2063. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2392 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Shark Managers LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/20/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Pheasant Hill Lane, Glen Head, NY 11545. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2404 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 1589 Earl Road LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3450 Riverside Dr., Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2379 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Gotham 2 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 W. 35th St., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2393 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Studio I.D. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 194 Wanser Ave, Inwood, NY 11096. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2405 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 60 New York LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/22/12. 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# 2407 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of EMES Sales and Imports LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1371 E. 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2408 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of TBSG GSA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/24/14. 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, 32nd Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2409 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Tompkins Ave LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/13/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 832 E. 34th St, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2410 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of BARRIE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/21/14. Office location: Westchester County. Principal business address: 196 Rock Creek Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 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. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2411 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Kalon Brothers LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/8/13. Office 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: 5 Sunset Dr., Armonk, NY 10504, Attn: Jun-Jang Jeng, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2412 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Registration of Miller & Lee LLP. Certificate filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/8/14. Office location: Westchester County. Principal business address: 34 Oak Ave., Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Sec. of State designated agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Joseph Miller, 66 Waverly Ave., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: practice the profession of law. JP# 2413 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qualification of NIV Asset Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/2/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 9/5/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Principal office address: 880 3rd Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2414 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Sneaker to go, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/7/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 3142 Whitney Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2302 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Vacation productions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 252 Devoe At. #1 R Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2303 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Qual. of Williamson & Howard, LLP, filed under the original name Williamson, & Howard, LLP, Notice of Reg. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/13. Office loc.: Rockland County. LLP org. in CA 3/13/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 675 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the princ. office addr. of LLP. Cert. of LLP on file: SSCA, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: to practice the profession of Law. JP# 2310 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14


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PROBATE CITATION File No. 3578/10 SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY CITATION. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown and cannot, after due diligent inquiry, be ascertained, distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of said SELMA LIPNER a/k/a SALMA LIPNER and if any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased, be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown. KINGS COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR - NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL. A petition having been duly filed by Israel Eidelman, who is domiciled at 470 East 2 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, Brooklyn, New York on MARCH 13, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of SELMA LIPNER a/k/a SALMA LIPNER lately domiciled at 2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235 admitting to probate a Will dated September 2, 1997. as the Will of SELMA LIPNER a/k/a SALMA LIPNER deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: ISRAEL EIDELMAN. Dated, Attested and Sealed JANUARY 23, 2014. HON. Diana A. Johnson, Surrogate. Chief Clerk, Doreen C. Quinn. Attorney for Petitioner, Kerry Gotlib. Phone number: 212-924-1609. Address: 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] JP# 2415 1/31,2/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION Brooklyn Culture Group LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/14. 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: The LLC 709 Avenue I Brooklyn, NY, 11230. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2428 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, Trustee for Securitization Series 1995-3, Agreement Dated August 1, 1995; Plaintiff(s) vs. WILLIAM DIXON; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about June 1, 2004, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. On March 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM Premises known as 2807 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Block: 5091 Lot: 68 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $165,735.51 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 47814/03 Luther C. Williams, Jr. Esq., REFEREE JP# 2425 2/7,14,21,28/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of GOOD FOR YOU LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 131 W. 110 St. #4G, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2432 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Deceptive Illusions, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/18/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 10 W. 65th St. 3 5C New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2304 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Heaven this Lifetime, LLC Authority filed SSNY 1/7/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 10/26/12 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 261 Madison Ave #9038 New York, NY 10016. Cert of Form. filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2305 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Elizabeth Street Bagel Ventures LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/19/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Golenbock Eiseman et al, c/o Lawrence Haut, Esq., 437 Madison Ave., 39th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2306 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of The Rand Properties Group LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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 11 Briarwood Lane, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2309 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 612 Sprain Brook, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/15/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 612 E. Grassy Sprain Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2441 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Bureau for Legal Research & Analysis LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/04/10. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nurlan Mukhitdinov, 55 Wall St., Ste. 815, NY, NY 10005. General Purposes. JP# 2427 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Versa Trade, LLC. Arts. of Org filed with the NY Secy.of State (SS) on 9/27/2013. Office in Kings County. SS is desinated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SS shall mail process to Cindy Moonsammy, Esq., 181 Clermont Avenue #305, Brooklyn, New York 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2429 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of MyKoney LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 1/8/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to c/o Rhiannon Navin, 29 Pryer Pl., New Rochelle, NY 10804. DE off. addr.: NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2430 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

MIXSPOT LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/29/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mr. John Odoner, 350 W. 24th St., Apt. 17J, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2431 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of for mation of UNOFFICIAL NETWORKS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/2013. Office 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: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2433 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of formation of Parkway 1000, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/2014. Office 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, 22 Orsini Dr., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2434 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

58-60 READ REATAIL LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/7/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Regal Home Collections, Inc., 295 5th Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10016. General Purpose. JP# 2435 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

EBBW PARTNERS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/21/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Edward Beason, 606 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215. General Purpose. JP# 2436 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 711 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2437 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 777 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2438 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Prema Yoga, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/19/13. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 32-71 42nd St., 4B, Astoria, NY 11103. General Purposes. JP# 2426 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

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Notice of Qualification of 925/1025 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2439 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 2500/2700 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2449 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of Connolly, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/24/14. NYS fictitious name: Connolly Consulting Associates, LLC. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 12/31/13. 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. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2440 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 701 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2450 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Alpha5MK LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/29/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Attn: Peter Kosann, c/o Compass Media Networks, 32 Elm Place, Suite 3N, Rye, NY 10580, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2442 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Soundview Family Housing Associates LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2443 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Soundview Family Housing LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2444 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Soundview Family Housing Developers LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2445 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Soundview Family Housing Managers LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2446 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 103/105 Corporate Park Drive Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2447 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 106/108/110 Corporate Park Drive Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2448 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Exclusive Security LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/27/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Ken Kleber, 35 Cooper Lane, Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2452 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 707/709 Westchester Avenue Owner SPE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: National Registered Agents, Inc., regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2451 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 50 E 72 - 7B LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 420 Lexington Ave, Ste. 300, New York, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2453 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 50 E 72 - 7C LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 420 Lexington Ave, Ste. 300, New York, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2454 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Hill House Holdings LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/23/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 145 E. 48th St. #26F New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2455 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Alter Omniasource LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 36 Maynard St. FL 2 Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2456 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Tech-nique partners NY, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 177 E. Hartsdale Ave. Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2457 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Eagle B&T LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/10/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 12 Corners Rd., Congers, NY 10920. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2458 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

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Adim LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/17/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 108 E. 38th St. #16B New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2461 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

The law offices of Lawrence israeloff, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/4/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2 Fairbanks Blvd. Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2474 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Concussion Management of New York, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/20/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 215 E. 73rd St. #1B New York, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2462 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Stairway Apts, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Phillip Teller 400 Second Ave #17D New York, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2463 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Mooshey LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 244 Fifth Ave #A224 New York, NY 10001 Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2464 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Vedica Organics, LLC Authority filed SSNY 11/29/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed NJ 6/8/3 and is active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 502 Park Ave #7E New York, NY 10022. Cert of Regis. filed NJ State Treas., 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2465 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Luxury Learning International LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/10/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 75 Wall Street #33M New York, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2466 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Video Destination LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 261 35th St. #304 New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2467 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Parris Sweets, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/21/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. business address 1655 Flatbush Ave #A1002 Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2468 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

6906 18th Avenue LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to PO Box 90005 Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2469 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Class of 98, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/16/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 256 Himrod St. #2L Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2470 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Actfluent LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/6/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ business address c/o Aurelie Fournier 138 Broadway #2F Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2471 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Dyaus wealth management LLCArts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/27/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 55 Burkhardt Ln. Harrington Park, NJ 07640. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2459 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Mba Trading LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/30/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 447 83rd St., 2nd Flr. Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2472 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Eliot Lowell, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 29 Prince St. #2 New York, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2460 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Awakening Movement LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/29/13. Office: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1832 Parkview Ave. New York, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2473 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of 206 Kent Avenue Owner LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 266 Broadway, Suite 501, Brooklyn, NY 11211. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2481 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of TRES PUENTES, L.P. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/09/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LP: 2345 Broadway, NY, NY 10024. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 12/31/2053. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o WSFSSH at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2488 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

The optometric office of cheryl berger israeloff, O.D., PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2 Fairbanks Blvd. Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2475 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Moses lachman, attorney at law, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/10/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 334 Madison Ave. Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2476 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

371 Guy Lombardo Ave LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/17/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Elizabeth Boitel 371 Guy Lombardo Ave. Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2477 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

28 Woodbine, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Spence Law Office, PC 500 N. Broadway #149 Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2478 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of formation of SJ HOLDINGS GROUP, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy .of State of NY (SSNY) on 02.23.2010. Off. Loc: Kings County. SSNY design. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 2533 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful purpose JP# 2479 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of SP PFS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sabharwahl Law P.C., 9 Wash Hollow Road, Brookville, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2480 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of RHCJ, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/6/14. 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, 1233 Beech Street, No. 49, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2482 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Cedars Golf Club, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/14. 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, 54 Sutton Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, Attn: Tim McManus. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2483 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of CITYLINE SHEET METAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Bush Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2484 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Kawar LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, c/o Fadia Saad, 14 Alicia Ct., Hempstead, NY 11550. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2485 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 222-224 West 21st Street Investors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office location: NEW YORK County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Slate Property Group LLC, 850 Third Ave., Ste. 16B, NY, NY 10022, Attn: Martin Nussbaum. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2486 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of WILLIAMSBURG NORTHSIDE ITC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/23/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o MetSchools, LLC, 40 E. 30th St., Ste. 400, NY, NY 10016. 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. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2487 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14


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Notice of Formation of NYSANDY3 NBP2 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2489 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

House Running LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 100 Leahy St, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 2501 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

KTN Management LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Hugh J Grant Cir, Bronx, NY 10594. General Purposes. JP# 2515 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 276 Gordon Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 62 Brookside Dr., Plandome, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2527 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Foscolo & Handel PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 205, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 2539 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Mill Road Farm, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Union Sq., East, 4th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2551 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Moreland Rentals LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 12210. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2528 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Vanessa Rome Interiors, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/19/12. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Kellis Way, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2540 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Youffousse 610 9th Ave. Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 462 7th Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2552 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of NYSANDY3 NBP1 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2490 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 240-19 JAMAICA PROPERTY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/29/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: Michael J. Greenberg, 100 Challenger Rd., Ste. 401, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660. 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. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2491 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of MCL LIQUIDATING FUND II, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/11/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Marathon Asset Management, L.P., One Bryant Park, 38th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2492 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION, LAVADEN, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC to c/o: THE LLC, 226 Westbury Ave, 2nd Floor, Carle Place, NY 11514. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. JP# 2493 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

157 Jamaica LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 100 Leahy St, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 2494 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Ben David Collection LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 41 Bayport Ln, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 2495 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Sam Saidian LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 41 Bayport Ln, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: General. JP# 2496 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Joseph Saidian And Sons LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 30 Green Leaf Hill, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: General. JP# 2497 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Advanced ACS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 20 Franklin Place, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: General. JP# 2498 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

S3 Consulting Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to P.O. Box 215, Franklin Square, NY 11010-0215. Purpose: General. JP# 2499 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Greenpath NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 64 Club Drive, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 2500 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Gao Japanese Steakhouse, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2119 Broad Hollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: General. JP# 2502 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of St Katherine Investor Group LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Greenhaven Rd., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2516 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Jay Gorney, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Attn: Mr. Jay Gorney, 11 Fifth Ave Apt 7N, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: General. JP# 2503 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Sullykid, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2065 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2517 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Nest Seekers International Fifth LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 515, Hawthorne, NJ 07507. Purpose: General. JP# 2504 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Compiano Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 28 Pamela Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2518 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Chan & Company, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 E Broadway Ste 6E, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: General. JP# 2505 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Beauty on the Boulevard, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 514, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2519 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

LW Realty Group, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/13/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o James Lee, 250 W 57th St. Ste 1002, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: General. JP# 2506 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f H ave F u n Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Grand St., Ste. 401, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2520 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Healthy Energy Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Ezzeldin A. Hamza, 14 Tuxedo Ln, Congers, NY 10920. Purpose: General. JP# 2507 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Jennifer Alfano LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. 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 Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 2508 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Greenboro, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 783 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: General. JP# 2509 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

1347 49th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1347 49th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 2510 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of James Jay Jr Management & Consulting LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/17/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 10/30/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 309 W 120th St Ste 10, NY, NY 10027. Foreign add: Blumberg Excelisior Corp Services, 1013 Central Rd Ste 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy Of State, 1901 N. Du Pont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720. Purpose: General. JP# 2511 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Richheimer Law PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 310 E. 65th St., #1F, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 2521 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of WB Park Avenue LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/24/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 1/24/14. 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. filed with Secy of State of DE, Division of Corporations, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2512 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Rivlin Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 380 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10168. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2522 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Certainty Beauty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 382 Rt. 59, Ste. 318, Airmont, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2523 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Treehouse Property Holdings LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Station Ln., Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2524 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qual. of Contract Action LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/21/14 in Rockland Co. Formed in NJ: 11/2005. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to its foreign address: 284 Rockland Ave, River Vale, NJ 07675. Arts. of Org. filed with Treasurer Of The State Of New Jersey, PO Box 302, Trenton, NJ 08646-0302. Purpose: General. JP# 2513 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of PJ Retail LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 Rt. 59, Airmont, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2525 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Hai Yue Group LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Jericho Quadrangle, #319, Jericho, NY 11753. General Purposes. JP# 2514 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 278 Gordon Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 62 Brookside Dr., Plandome, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2526 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of MVP of South Street, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 New Dorp Ln., Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2529 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 23-25 Astoria Blvd LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6927 164th St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2530 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Bleecker Myrtle Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 70-23 57 Dr., Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2531 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of J.C. Wong Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6136 231st St., Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2532 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Have it Here, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11316 Farmers Blvd., St. Albans, NY 11412. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2533 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of T-Up NYC Limited Liability Company. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 182-27 Aberdeen Rd., Jamaica Estates, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2534 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Two Sisters Cleaning & Contracting LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 36-40 Bowne St., Ste. 6R, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2535 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Barr Toxicology Bronx, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/27/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30-56 Whitestone Expwy., Ste. 320, College Point, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2536 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Clean Air Car Service & Parking Branch 5, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-20 38th Ave., Ste. 10J, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2537 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of Acadian Environmental Technologies, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/14. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 12/16/13. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Toleman Ct., Rock Tavern, NY 12575. NJ address of LLC: 180 Munsonhurst Rd., Bay 4, Franklin, NJ 07416. Arts. Of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2559 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 126 South 2 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office 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# 2541 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 299 South 4 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office 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# 2542 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 1040 Fulton St, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1040 Fulton St., Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2543 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Cottage Property Management, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Post Rd., Ste. 410, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2544 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 5 Secor Lane LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Grace Ave., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2545 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Little Neck MPR LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 28 Dyckman Ave., New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2546 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of S.N. Shefa LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/20/07. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Merrick Rd., Ste. 400E, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2547 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Pando Capital, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 28 Squirrel Hill Rd., Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2548 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of MVM Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Locust Cove Ln., Kings Point, NY 11024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2549 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 368 Greene Avenue LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1010 Northern Blvd., Ste. 232, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2550 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of CSK Services NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 Walworth St., #1R, Bklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2538 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of D.A.S. 428 W 49th St. Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 462 7th Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 10018. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 462 7th Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2553 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of N.L.S. 698 10th Ave. Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 462 7th Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 10018. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 462 7th Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2554 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Evagroup North America, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: NY 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# 2555 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Condo 40C 157 West, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 5th Ave., Ste. 4400, NY, NY 10118. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2556 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Ferien LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Shawna Lubner, 11 Woodbrook Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: General. JP# 2187 1/24,31,2/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Nonesuch Advisors LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Pine St., Apt. 505, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2557 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Marc Tio LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 W. 42nd St., Ste. 705, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2558 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 24-52 29th Street Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30-05 30th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2560 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 1769 Central Foods LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/6/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114-11 Leffert Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2561 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Qualification of Kirenaga Management LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/30/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 9/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Palmer Ave., Ste. 49E, Bronxville, NY 10708. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2587 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14


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Community Currents viously there’s no easy way or some people would [consistently] be making a lot of money on the stock market.”

shares available on the New York Stock Exchange (within certain restrictions: contestants cannot purchase penny stocks and a maximum of 20 percent of one’s credit can be invested in one company). A native of Toronto, Benia said his strategy was relatively simple: Each day he would note which stocks were down 15 percent or more and then check out the performance over the prior three months. If it was at the lowest price over that time, he would buy. If it continued to fall he doubled it. It didn’t always work – the one time he didn’t win he lost $80K – but more often than not he made a profit. In his two previous victories he finished with impressive returns in the mid-teens. “It’s a pretty well-known strategy,” he said. “Ob-

In recent news… Lander College Junior Wins Stock Market Challenge Aaron Benia, a junior at the Lander College for Men (LCM), won the school’s fall semester Stock Market Challenge, his third victory in the last four contests. A psychology major with a minor in marketing management, Benia had a 28 percent return on investments. The bi-annual contest, organized by senior Avraham Weiser and junior Shlomi Landesman, is an opportunity for students at LCM to try their hand at investing like real-time stock traders. Each of the 45 contestants received “$1 million” to invest in any

Mishloach Manot Campaign For Israeli Soliders For the 24th time, the ZOA Brooklyn Region will be bringing mishloach manot to Israeli soldiers. “It gives me great satisfaction to once again be leading this project,” said Rubin Margulis, president of the ZOA Brooklyn region. “Often we meet soldiers that have immigrated from the America and the joy in which they receive the mishloach manot is amazing. Last year we distributed 6,000 mishloach manot.” Part of the campaign is done in conjunction with schools. Students are asked to dents write cards and letters to be included with the packages. To donate funds or letters, visit www.zoabrooklyn.org.

An Emotional Burial ee of the Sassoon Trusts in India, Solomon Sopher, traveled to Pune from Mumbai (Bombay) and discovered seven large sacks of what initially appeared to be charcoal stored in one of the rooms. Upon closer inspection, though, they were found to be the badly burned and charred remains of Sifrei Torah. Sopher immediately contacted Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe in New York (Rabbi Menashe is closely connected with the Sassoon Trusts), for advice on how to proceed. As Rabbi Menashe was intending to travel to India with the Grand Rabbi Sinai Halberstam, it was decided that upon their arrival, they would all travel to Pune together and conduct an appropriate funeral for the Holy Scrolls, in accordance with the halacha.

Badly burned Sifrei Torah were recently laid to rest in Pune (Puna), India. These Torah scrolls were from the Ohel David Synagogue, known to the locals as “Lal Dewal” (the Red Temple) because of its red color. The synagogue was built by the great philanthropist, Sir David Sassoon. The fire took place in 1991; the entire Aron HaKodesh and all its contents, including several Sifrei Torah in solid silver cases, were completely destroyed. Foul play may have been involved as it was discovered after the fire that a wide open window had been unlocked from the inside. For years, the Sifrei Torah were forgotten. Recently, though, the caretaker of the synagogue abruptly left. The chairman and managing trust-

Upcoming events… The Boro Park Y, 4913 14th Avenue in Boro Park, hosts an Afternoon Chevra for retired men every Thursday at 2 p.m. There is hot food, an exercise group led by a male therapist, and a shiur with Rabbi Asher Israel. Transportation is available by calling Yossi Wiener at 917-744-1794. ***** Find Your Zivug in conjunction with the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, will be hosting a Pre-Purim event for young frum professionals in their 20s and 30s on Sunday, February 23, at the Young Israel from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The event will feature food, a Chinese auction, wine tasting and an interactive workshop by certified dating coach Yaakov Grunstein. For more information and to register, go to www.FindYourZivug.com. ***** On Tuesday, February 25, Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization, in partnership with the Jewish Diabetes Association and Friends with Diabetes, will hold a program for community members with diabetes and high blood sugar. The meeting will be held at 8:15 p.m. at Boro Park Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 4915 10th Avenue. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact Shlomis, at 718-438-2020, ext. 7432.

Ezer Mizion – Helping Hand The Tear By Kobi Arieli For the last three years or so, I have had the honor of serving Ezer Mizion in an original and unique way. I do not physically help the patients. I don’t volunteer to distribute meals, provide transport, attend patients or give money. Instead, over the last few years, I have participated in dozens of Ezer Mizion’s parlor meetings in the role of guest performer. After the participants are introduced to the organization’s purpose, after they ask all their questions, get all their answers, and choose for themselves the area in which they would like to contribute – it’s my turn. I step up and close the evening with a short comic performance, so as to send the people home with a smile on their face. These events, a model of beautiful community volunteering, almost always take place in a private home. The participants enjoy tastefully prepared refreshments, courtesy of the organization’s kitchen staff, listen to a speech given by a representative of the organization with an overview of their activities, see a promotional film describing one of the hearts of the organization’s activities – the Bone Marrow Registry – ask questions, give donations,

have the honor of watching me – and home they go. In Ezer Mizion’s typical fashion, the representative who trudges out to present the organization before groups of 20-50 people many times is none other than its founder and international chairman, Rabbi Chananya Chollak. While I wait for my turn to do my bit, I yawn, fiddle with my cell phone, pilfer a cheese blintz from the cordoned-off refreshment bar, etc. I’ll tell you the truth: I don’t even watch the video any more. The first time I saw it, it made me cry, the second time, it gave me the chills, the third and fourth, it moved me – and that’s it. Since then, my sensitivities have dulled. I’m only human. I can’t get all worked up about a film, moving as it may be, after seeing it thirty times. Next to me sits Rabbi Chollak – a great man, a busy man. I watch him from the corner of my eye. He watches the video with interest. Come on, I say to myself. How many times can he watch the same video? Then, time after time, it happens: The film ends

off at an unbelievably moving climax (I won’t tell you what it is, see for yourselves), the lights go on, and Rabbi Chollak… takes out a tissue from his pocket, removes his glasses and dries the tears. This man, whose entire adult life is a sequence of dealing with harsh, depressing cases and situations, who has seen everything and heard everything, manages to shed tears each time he sees a video he has watched thousands of times. Once again, I feel I understand the secret of Ezer Mizion’s magic: People. A radiant group of people, unusual people, whose feelings are never dulled. On the contrary, their feelings are a tremendous springboard for unending activity. So for me, Ezer Mizion is not just a “chesed empire” or any other grandiose title. To me, it is simply Chananya’s crumpled tissue dabbing at a tear on the lens of his glasses at the end of a video about a bone marrow transplant. That is Ezer Mizion. To share Chananya’s Chollak’s tears, visit www. pinterest.com/ezermizion/cancer.


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Community Currents The ADL honored former President George W. Bush with its America’s DemoPreschoolers cratic Award at its annual dinner earlier this month, in theLegacy Rambam Day School of Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais and their names.

The Jewish Women’s Circle of Chabad of Orange County, ledYeshiva by Chana On Sunday, October 13, the ofBurston, Central recently met at the Goshen home of Michael and Hoffman for an evening of Queens kicked offCorbett its Parent-Child Sunday Learnsharing, learning and giving. After a lecture on “How to Raise a Confident and Baling Program. anced Child,” participants packaged 18 gifts to donate to a women’s shelter.

Earlier this month, the Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation held its annual commemoration of Rachel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet dinner was held at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on October 14. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who gave a dramatic presentation on the relationship between Rachel Imeinu and the nal Geulah.

Earlier this month, Rabbi Benzion Shafier addressed a CHAZAQ-sponsored event on “How To Get Up After Falling,” part of his new series called the “Marriage Seminar.”

Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

SCHI (School For Children with Hidden Intelligence) held its annual dinner earlier this month. (L-R): Yisroel Meir Broyde; Rabbi Osher Eisemann, Founder & Director of SCHI; Lt. Col. Long; Sergeant Major Bragg; Dr. James Delaney, Ed. D, principal of SCHI and on the right, Captain Mark Siegel, executive director of SCHI.

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

Hosted by the Moradi family of Lawrence, over 200 Kids of Courage campers, volunteers and friends gatheredOn forOctober a Super party.an After a half-time siyum 2,Bowl Zicharon, organization that assists people on issues relating to demenMishnayos by K.O.C. evening friend Pinchos Rosenberg, tia, hosted made an informative in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts who provided the audience withcourtesy much-needed advice and information on dealing with this two lucky Couragers won iPads of the Majesdisease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Geki family.

riatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association.

To submit pictures to the Community Currents section, e-mail community@jewishpress.com. Dr. Gary Kenneday

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Community Currents Rabbi Chaim Mintz, director of Oorah, recently took a trip to Israel to meet with the many program participants Preschoolers studying there. Pictured on the right is Rabbi Chaim Mintz meeting with Rabbi Nota Schiller of Yehivas Ohr Somayach. On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central

in the Rambam Day School of Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais and their names.

Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Learning Program.

Earlier this month, the Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation held its annual commemoration of Rachel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet dinner was held at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on October 14. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who gave a dramatic presentation on the relationship between Rachel Imeinu and the nal Geulah.

The Center for Jewish Life of Marlboro, NJ, celebrated its 10th anniversary Testimonial Dinner earlier this month. Over 250 attendees heard from Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel, and paid tribute to the guests of honor, Fred and Maya Fuchs, and recipients of the Young Leadership award, Pavel and Alla Kapelnikov. Paul Blacker received the Man of the Year award, while Bella Kravchik was the recipient of the Woman of Valor award.

Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

On February 9th, the Foxman Torah Institute held a chanukas habayis for its recent campus expansion, celebrating the opening of its new bais medrash, cafeteria and student lounge buildings. Rabbi Yisrael Davidowitz, one of the roshei yeshiva of FTI officiated, and speakers included Rabbi Shimon Max, a founding FTI rosh yeshiva; Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, rav of Kehilla B’nai Yisrael of Cherry Hill; Rabbi Akiva Grunblatt, rosh yeshiva of Rabbinical Seminary of America Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim; and Rabbi Yissocher Frand, maggid shiur in Yeshivas Ner Yisrael, who delivered the keynote address.

Last week, the third grade of Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan and their rebbe, Rabbi Avrohom Berman, celebrated beginning Mishnayos. They were joined by Rav Don Blumberg, rosh kollel at the West Side Kollel, and Rabbi Mordechai Prager, s’gan rosh kollel.

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

On October 2, Zicharon, an organization that assists people on issues relating to dementia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts who provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Two weeks ago, the Young Israel of Long Beach sponsored a concert featuring Lipa Schmeltzer and the Shira Choir. Held every year at this time, the funds raised go to wards yeshiva and summer camp scholarships.

To submit pictures to the Community Currents section, e-mail community@jewishpress.com. Dr. Gary Kenneday

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Organizers Abuzz As 2014 Parnassah Expo Approaches By Shimmy Blum One-size-fits-all usually doesn’t work too well, but Duvi Honig continues to express his unequivocal confidence that one-stop-fits-all is the best answer to the Jewish community’s business and career success. Honig is the founder and director of the New Jersey-based non-profit Parnassah Network organization, which is buzzing with activity in the run up to its third annual Parnassah Expo on March 25 and 26. “The level of diversity of the individuals and corporations that are in contact with our expo office each day cannot be overstated,” he said. “The business world has never seen anything like this, and we all stand to benefit.” Organizers expect the two-day event, to be held in the 150,000 square foot New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, to attract as many as 10,000 attendees or more. Honig bills the event as the largest general business to business event in the United States, an amazing feat for our community. He points to the unprecedented breadth of resources as the reason why entities ranging from multinational corporations to Jewish owned startups have been reserving floor space and sponsorships. “Exhibiting at the Parnassah Expo is a most powerful advertisement – and it lets you put a live face to it,” said Ahron Richman of Jivetel Communications, whose success at the 2013 expo led him to reserve even more prominent space, along with a sponsorship, for this year’s event. Richman will be joining hundreds of other exhibitors and sponsors, which include entities such as Investors Bank, Blackberry Wireless and The Jewish Press. Businesses will enjoy spacious exhibition sections, meticulously organized by industry, covering all major business industries as well as general business services. More than just the presence of so many individuals and entities of interest in the business world, Honig pointed out that great pains have been taken to encourage maximum interaction between attendees at the event. There will be specially designated networking pavilions per industry for both structured and informal networking, in addition to Q & A panels and seminars from

leading professionals in that industry. A large outsourcing section dedicated to commerce with other nations, particularly Israel and China, will help the expo draw a broad international group of attendees and exhibitors. “Every entity in the business world, regardless of industry, can benefit from clients, vendors, investors, partners and others who are typically outside their easy reach,” Honig explained. “The success stories I still keep on hearing from exhibitors at our previous expos prove that when we offer people the opportunity to interact with new horizons, they can get a lot further than they ever imagined.” Other tailor-made sections that promise to broaden participation and offer unique tools include a large seminars section, where top experts, executives and motivational speakers will address a cross spectrum of business and career topics; a 25,000 square foot section for career, education and human resources; a food court section highlighting many dairy, meat and pareve products; and a “Women in the Workforce” section offering women tools to thrive both at home and in the business world. One new-for-2014 section that has elicited particular interest is the dealmaking section, which is designed to serve as a marketplace for investors and entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and investment preferences, and help them launch new ventures, sell existing ones or take them to the next level. The unprecedented size and scope of the 2014 expo is made all the more remarkable considering that this is just the third year of the event, and this year’s event is more than twice the size of last year’s. Yet, its organizers and partners seem determined to avoid letting conventional wisdom or anything else get in the way of their dreams. “Partnering with Parnassah Expo and Duvi Honig’s passion to help others is one of the best things Investors has ever been associated with,” says Kevin Cummings, CEO of Investors Bank, a cosponsor and exhibitor at the 2014 expo. For more information, or to reserve a booth or sponsorship, please visit www.parnassahexpo.com, e-mail exhibit@parnassahexpo.com or call 732-987-7704.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

SHABBAT FORSHPEIS RABBI AVI WEISS

God At The Core Why is the construction of the Mishkan juxtaposed with Shabbat in the beginning of this week’s portion? When God created the world he unleashed His unlimited power to create all forms of existence – inanimate, vegetable, animal and human. God, however, purposefully performed His task in an incomplete manner. The last word of the creation story is la’asot, to do (Genesis 2:3). Here, God asks that we complete creation and in partnership with Him redeem the world. Perhaps the greatest manifestation of human creativity in the Torah is the building of the Mishkan, which required human mastery over every creation. For example: gold was required to construct the Ark; vegetables were used for the dye needed to color parts of the Tabernacle; animal skin was used to cover the Tabernacle – and, of course, human interaction was essential to coordinate a building venture of this magnitude. Nechama Leibowitz points out that the same words describing God’s completion of creation (va-yechal, vayar, ve-hinei, va-yevarech, Genesis 1:31, 2:2-3) are also used to describe the completion

of the Mishkan (va-yechal, vayar, ve-hinei, va-yevarech, Exodus 39:43, 40:33). In the course of becoming so successful, however, human beings are in danger of forgetting that God is the source of our creativity. Hence the laws of Shabbat would have us refrain from activities that indicate our mastery over the world. In this way, we assert the centrality of God. The first eleven of the 39 categories of prohibited work on Shabbat deal with the vegetable world (leading up to the baking prohibition). The next twenty-three deal with animal life (leading up to sewing and writing). And the next four deal with the inanimate (building). In withdrawing from each of these endeavors we acknowledge God as the Supreme Master over nature. The final category, the prohibition against carrying, leads to the understanding that even in the social sphere (carrying is a symbol of human interaction), God is in ultimate control. (See Mishnah Shabbat 7:2) Thus the juxtaposi-

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tion of Shabbat to Mishkan – to teach that even the Mishkan could not be built on the Sabbath. A reminder that God is at the core of all existence. Rabbi Avi Weiss is founder and president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.

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Klass Continued from p.38 cle on Shabbat should surely be forbidden. Rabbi Tuvia Goldstein, zt”l (Responsa Emek Halacha, vol. 1:26), quotes the Ben Ish Hai’s ruling permitting the use of a non-motorized bicycle on Shabbat in an area with an eruv. The Ben Ish 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. 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. Responsa Keren David (Orach Chayyim 96) disagrees with those who prohibit wheeling baby carriages in an area with an eruv because of metaken kli shir or uvdin d’chol. Although Tractate Beza (25b) prohibits a blind man walking with a stick and a disabled person being carried on the holidays for long distances, baby carriages are not used for distant transport. Rather, they are used to stroll in public places. The Machtzit Hashekel (Orach Chayim 522:1) cites numerous authorities who permit using

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a cane if there is concern that the person will fall. Rabbi Goldstein concludes that wheeling baby carriages is permitted on Shabbat within an eruv, but riding bikes isn’t (because bikes are used for long distances and, therefore, riding one is an uvdin d’chol). He notes, though, that those who opt for leniency have authorities upon whom to rely. Kaf HaChayim (Orach Chayim 404:8) notes that many who ride bicycles on Shabbat are not b’nei Torah and, if given permission to ride within the town limits, will likely travel beyond them since one can traverse numerous amot quickly. He also writes that a flat tire may cause the rider to violate the labor of metaken manah and notes that the custom in Israel is not to ride bikes on Shabbat or holidays. Rabbi Ben Zion Hai Uziel, zt”l (Responsa Piskei Uziel 16:7), cites the Mechaber (Orach Chayim 276:2), who permits a Jew to benefit from a candle lit by a gentile if the majority of those present are not Jewish or if the gentile lit the candle for his own use. From this ruling, Rabbi Uziel derives that a Jew may ride on an elevator on Shabbat together with a gentile as long as he doesn’t specifically ask the gentile to accompany him. We discussed Shabbos elevators, which stop automatically at every floor. Many authorities permit the elderly and infirm to use them, while some, like Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, maintain that everyone may use them.

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I alluded to an “invisibility factor” that may be key to resolving our halachic dilemma. A recent letter to the editor of The Jewish Press from Dr. Joshua Canter cautioned people to be careful whom they ask for help on Shabbat since not everyone who appears to be not Jewish is, in fact, not Jewish. One may not ask a Jew to sin for you. Last week, we asked if we are duty-bound to inquire as to whether an individual transgressing Shabbat on our behalf is in fact Jewish. Regarding riding on an elevator, we differentiated between piggybacking with another individual, who most likely is a resident of the building, and an elevator operator. If the majority of the city is not Jewish but the majority of the building is Jewish, then one must assume that a random individual pushing the button is Jewish, but one may assume – according to some authorities – that the elevator operator is not Jewish. These very same authorities, though, would not permit a Jew to ride on a shuttle in the very same city. Why not? ***** Hagaon Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, zt”l (Igrot Moshe, Yoreh Deah 1:44) was asked about riding on a free shuttle on Shabbat. He answered that even if the shuttle only travels within the city (and thus there is no problem of Techum Shabbat) and even if the shuttle does not specifically stop for a Jew, “Heaven forbid that we should permit such a thing even for a d’var mitzvah.” He rules this way even though he acknowledges that “according to the strictest sense of the law there should be no prohibition.” He explains: “For the transgression of mar’it ha’ayin is definitely involved since, by and large, most [drivers] will not allow people to travel without payment and people will come to suspect that the individual paid the fare and also violated the prohibitions of carrying and handling muktzeh.” He continues: “And even if all residents of the city will not be required to pay, Heaven forbid that we should permit such a public matter that is a weekday activity – uvdin d’chol – as most passengers travel [on these busses] mainly for business and work. Thus, [riding on them would create] a great chillul Hashem.” He adds: “There is also somewhat of a proof to this prohibition from the Gemara in Beza (25b), where we find that R. Ammi prohibits people from carrying a person sitting in a sedan chair on their shoulders on Shabbat or the festivals. Rashi explains that he prohibited it because it appears like an uvdin d’chol….Therefore we might compare this case to busses and trains that travel far. For even concerning the Gemara’s case, the prohibition was not due to going beyond the techum. Rather, [it was] due to uvdin d’chol. Surely regarding [busses and trains], the same rule should apply.” Rabbi Feinstein then concludes, “In general, one should not be lenient in such an unusual matter.” What I find most intriguing about this responsum is that he does not advance many of my concerns, especially the possibility that the driver might be Jewish. This alone should render riding on a shuttle prohibited. Indeed, American law guarantees access to any type of employment to any person, regardless of religion, race or creed. This is especially true for municipal jobs. And the employer of the Florida shuttle you mention in your question is probably your local municipality, especially given that it is subsidized and free. After all, it is highly unlikely that a private sector employer would offer free fares on his busses. Therefore, in light of the high rate of intermarriage today, even someone who seems to be not Jewish can very possibly be the son of an unaffiliated Jewish mother – especially in urban localities where there is usually a higher concentration of Jews. Thus, it is entirely possible that the municipal employee driving the shuttle is, in fact, a Jew. Yet this concern is not expressed in Rabbi Feinstein’s responsum. Which brings us to the assumption that he – and, in our time, Rabbi Feinstein is the most recognized authoritative halachic source – would not sanction riding on a shuttle on Shabbat even if we could guarantee that all the concerns we mentioned did not exist. In Rabbi Feinstein’s view, the appearance of Jews getting on and off busses is mar’it ha’ayin and a great chillul Shabbat. Thus, we conclude that there is no room to grant a heter to ride a shuttle on Shabbat.


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Europe’s Holocaust Amnesia Last week, European Parliament president Martin Schulz ascended the podium at the Knesset in Jerusalem and managed to make a fool not only of himself but of the continent he represents. Speaking in his native German, Schulz used the opportunity to blast Israel for its policies vis-à-vis Judea, Samaria and Gaza, prompting several Israeli government ministers and parliamentarians to walk out in protest. Mindlessly repeating false statistics about the gap in water usage between Jews and Palestinians, Schulz unwittingly revealed just how gullible Europe is when it comes to taking Arab propaganda at face value. After a Palestinian he met told him Israelis are allocated more than four times the water he receives, Schulz dutifully repeated the untruth in his parliamentary address. Regardless of whether he checked his facts or not, Schulz comes out looking bad. Indeed, in one fell swoop he demonstrated that European policymakers are sufficiently anti-Israel that they will believe just about anything that paints the Jewish state in an unfavorable light. Moreover, he laid bare the vestiges of medieval anti-Semitism that continue to influence the attitudes of many European decision-makers toward Israel. As the late Joshua Trachtenberg pointed out more than seven decades ago in his seminal work, The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism, many Europeans held deep-seated and hateful beliefs about their Jewish neighbors, including that they would poison the wells. Now, in a mod-

ern-day twist on that conception, Europeans seem to think that rather than polluting the wells, the Jews now monopolize them instead. Talk about the power of a lie. As Trachtenberg noted, “the lie is a more potent weapon, skillfully wielded, than the bare and simple truth…. For the lie can be molded to match the ‘will to believe’; the truth is made of less malleable stuff.” The Schulz affair, taken together with other recent incidents involving European hostility toward Israel, also suggests a significant shift is well underway in how the continent relates to the Jewish state. Earlier this month, the speaker of the Danish parliament chose to visit the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and the Hamas regime in Gaza, but skipped over Israel in what can only be described as an insolent snub. Rather than standing with democratic Israel, democratic Denmark seems to prefer the company of Hamas hoodlums and PLO plutocrats. And in another sign of mounting European duplicity, two of the most important financial institutions in northern Europe, the Swedish Nordea Bank and the Norwegian Danske Bank, announced they would boycott their Israeli counterparts because they operate in the “occupied territories.” What we are witnessing is a trend as dangerous as it is regrettable: barely seven decades after murdering its Jews, Europe is emerging out from under its sense of guilt and historical responsibility. As the Holocaust recedes from peoples’ memories, Europeans feel freer than before to lambast Israel and to treat it with breathtaking hypocrisy. In addition, this

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From Egypt I Called To My Son Jonathan I’ve been feverishly working on a new Passover album featuring songs I’ve written over the years. I think it might be worthwhile to explain the circumstances behind the composition of the album’s title song. The words are a verse from the Prophet Hosea (11:1): “Israel is a child and I love him, and from Egypt I called to my son.” I remember that when praying to find a wife, I assured Hashem that once I was married I would take my Jewish obligations much more seriously. B”H, at age 25 I was wed and began to learn Torah regularly and to daven in a more heartfelt manner. One night, after three years of marriage, I felt bored and uninspired by the Shemoneh Esrei, which a Jew says during each and every prayer service. I also felt more alienated from God than I had before my marriage. That night, very late, I was alone in a room and began shouting, “Tell me who I am! I want you to tell me who I am, Hashem!” I hollered over and over again, waving a clinched fist toward the heavens. “Tell me who I am! Tell me who I am!” Just when I felt God was about to answer me, my then- 9-month old son Binyamin began to cry from his crib in a different room. I knew by now that when that baby started weeping he would not stop until he got his bottle. I was thinking, “You were about to answer me but instead You purposely made my baby cry?” Suddenly I felt an itch around my left eye and began rubbing it in a circular motion, soon realizing I was rubbing my eye to the rhythm of my baby’s cry. Hashem was indeed sending me a message. He was answering my cry. Just to be certain, I said, “OK, if I pull my hand from my eye and Binyamin instantly stops crying, it will be clear to me that this is your answer to my demand to know, from You, who I am.” I pulled my hand from my eye and at that second little Binyamin stopped crying. It was unbelievable. I said to Hashem, “I know he’s going to start crying again.” I inclined my ear with my hand and waited, but, no, my little son had gone back to asleep. “OK,” I said to God. “You’re calling me a crybaby? Or are you telling me I’m a child crying in the night for his father’s cuddling? Dov, go to sleep, it’s late, I told myself and went off to bed. The next day during work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the previous night’s experience. Later in the afternoon, I went to learn Torah with my father, and while I was alone in his library I saw a red-covered volume on a bookshelf that I instinctively pulled it out. It was titled Reb Nachman of Breslov (written by a Tel Aviv professor, and no longer available in print). I opened it to a random page and saw comments on the verse in Shemos (2:6), “She opened the cradle [hosting little Moshe Rabbeinu] and behold the lad was crying, and she had pity on him.” Reb Nachman asked, Why does the verse say “lad”? Moshe was a little baby, not a lad. And why did she have pity on him, when all male babies, Jewish and Egyptians, were being cast into the Nile? Reb Nachman answered, quoting the verse cited above from Hosea: “Israel is a lad and I love him, and from Egypt I called to my son.” Moshe was not crying regular tears but rather the unique tears of the Jew who yearns to be close to Hashem. And then my eyes nearly fell out when I read: These are the tears of a baby crying in the night for his father’s cuddling. Reb Nachman’s words were sent from above to explain that the previous night Hashem had been responding to my request, telling me, through my baby’s cry, that I was at that moment crying the same tears – the tears of our nation to be close to

Hashem. In joy and thanksgiving I composed a song to those words, which will now be the title track of my new album, “From Egypt I Called to My Son.” ***** Allow me shed a tear, on behalf of everyone at The Jewish Press, for the untimely loss of the brilliant scholar and JewishPress.com columnist Barry Rubin. In one of his recent columns, Barry attempted in every logical way possible to explain Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to release 104 convicted murderers of men, women, and children in gruesome terrorist attacks. Barry concluded that it was simply illogical. Netanyahu, in freeing these terrorist murderers, violated one of the Seven Noahide Commandments – namely, to institute legitimate courts to enforce the other six commandments. One of those commandments, of course, is “Thou shalt not kill.” Only in Sodom were there courts that encouraged murder, and the Dead Sea is our reminder of this.

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One of Yasir Arafat’s most common expressions was, “Whoever disagrees with me can drink the water of the Dead Sea.” This is how I view the actions of our prime minister – he must have chugged an entire jug of that water! I believe I am speaking for all of Am Yisrael when I urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to demand the release of our brother Jonathan Pollard. This might just fix the tremendous worldwide chillul Hashem caused by Netanyahu’s foolish release of terrorists. Bibi, don’t leave the U.S. without Pollard. I’m sure Barry Rubin, may his memory be a blessing, is urging the same from above. Purim Sameach to all. Dov Shurin is a popular radio personality and the composer and producer of several albums. He lives with his family in Israel and can be contacted at dovshurin@yahoo.com. His Jewish Press column appears the third week of each month.

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A Tale Of Two Todds As Told To D.B. Estrin Note: The names and locations in this story have been changed. My 10th date was not bringing me any closer to the chuppah. Nor was my 20th or 50th. It didn’t help that not too many responsible people were looking out for me. Lacking any family whatsoever in Israel, and having been out of the seminary for ba’alei teshuvah for some time, left me sorely devoid of natural shadchanim. Those were the external factors. Internally, I was trying to assimilate new perspectives and standards into my character and lifestyle, and it wasn’t always so easy. I had to admit that

though there were many suggestions, I just wasn’t ready yet. I was pretty open [and naïve] about accepting dating suggestions. There was the Israeli that spoke little English with whom I could barely communicate, the brilliant scholar who I discovered was manic depressive, the frum hippie that was still more hippie than frum, and a slew of others – all interesting, but not for me. Years passed and though I felt fulfilled in my work and general social life, the gaping hole that could only be filled by meeting the right one remained. My most recent date, a boy from Tucson, seemed promising. His name was Todd in English but was now Tuvia. We shared a penchant for the philosophical, had many things in common (including background), and I liked that he was musical (he played the trumpet). So why was my intuition telling me, “No”? I was beset by recalled warnings of well-meaning advisers. “Maybe you’re being too particular” was the constant refrain I heard from my tired brain. In the end, intuition won out and we were both left disappointed.

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Wheelchairs Of Hope From Israel By Abigail Klein Leichman Virtually every household in Israel has a few with the results. It looks like something fun and not Keter brand plastic chairs, so why not use a similar like a medical device you wouldn’t want to use.” The Ziv-Av Engineering Group, Nekuda Design seat as a base for lightweight, inexpensive but sturManagement and patent law firm Reinhold Cohn all dy kid-friendly wheelchairs? After 30 years as a Keter executive, Pablo Ka- donated their time and expertise to make the final plan decided to do just that. With his former cowork- product a reality. Ziv-Av CEO Itzik Taff tells Israel21c that the ener, Chava Rotshtein, in 2009 Kaplan founded the gineering challenge was to design a “cool-looking,” nonprofit Wheelchairs of Hope. The two aims to provide colorful, mainte- low-cost product robust enough for harsh conditions such as bumpy dirt nance-free wheelchairs roads, yet lightweight to the estimated five milenough for a five- to lion children in the world eight-year-old to mawho cannot attend school neuver easily. because of mobility hand“We also wanted icaps. Central and South the ability to add on America, Africa, Asia and devices for kids with other Middle East counspecial needs, like to tries are target markets. stabilize the neck,” “Our wheelchair is spesays Taff. “So we had cifically designed for chilto try to get the maxidren, as we wish to emmum out of what plaspower education through tic can do. We used the mobility,” Kaplan and Rot- This wheelchair is meant to look like a cool toy. minimum amount of shtein explain. “Mobility from early childhood is a gate to education. By giv- material to achieve maximum strength.” Beit Issie Shapiro, a service and advocacy orgaing access to education we create a new generation nization for Israelis with disabilities, also endorsed with better skills, confidence and hope.” Last September, the Wheelchairs of Hope found- the project. “We are very impressed with the Wheelers presented their idea at the opening day of the chair of Hope, its simplicity, durability and low cost, United Nations General Assembly and were select- and we are proud to be a beta site for a project which ed to serve on UNICEF’s task force for assistive will give children new opportunities to be independent in their commutechnologies. “The task force’s goal is to identify novel technol- nities,” says Executive ogies to recommend to all member countries,” Ka- Director Jean Judes. Meanwhile, in the plan tells Israel21c. “Our product was chosen as one field of adult wheelof those innovations.” The wheelchair, to be available in bright prima- chairs, Israeli entrery colors, weighs 22 pounds and is expected to cost preneur Nimrod Elabout $50. By contrast, the basic metal wheelchairs mish and automation currently donated to developing nations by vari- expert Izhar Gafni of ous humanitarian organizations cost at least $150 I.G. Cardboard Technologies are working apiece and weigh 50 percent more. commercial“The child sitting in it will weigh a maximum of toward 25 kilos [55 pounds], so the light weight will make a izing a lightweight, maintenance-free prodbig difference,” predicts Kaplan. The first prototype, made in June 2013 on a 3D uct made of less than printer, followed more than a year of fine-tuning in $10 worth of durable reconsultation with Naomi Geffen, deputy director cycled cardboard, plasgeneral of clinical services at ALYN rehabilitation tic bottles and recycled hospital for children in Jerusalem, and the hospi- tires. Encouraged by the tal’s biomedical lab director, Ohad Ga’al-Dor. “We went over every single part of the wheel- positive feedback, Kachair,” Geffen tells Israel21c. “We were very happy plan and Rotshtein are

seeking seed money to build manufacturing molds and basic infrastructure. Wheelchairs of Hope has the active support of the World Health Organization, and aid agencies including the International Red Cross are interested in helping to get the chairs where they are needed. “We do a lot of work with children from Israel and abroad, and this definitely will be a low-cost solution for some of the populations we see,” says ALYN’s Geffen. “This chair is accessible to everyone and is made of durable plastic, which is important in third-world countries.” Kaplan says he got very emotional watching the enthusiasm of a young ALYN patient who tried out the prototype bright green model and didn’t want to get out of it. He and Rotshtein hope to repeat this moving scenario many times over. “Based on our ability to reach the minimum level of investment, we plan to start a pilot phase involving 2,500 children in four to five different countries by the end of 2014,” says Rotshtein. The Kfar Saba residents are often asked if they came to this project out of personal experience. “Chava and I have no relatives with disabilities,” Kaplan says. “Wheelchairs of Hope is just for the sake of doing something good using our knowledge of the plastics industry.” For more information, see www.wheelchairsofhope.org. (Israel21c)


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Agudah Discusses European Efforts To Curb Bris Milah At the invitation of Ira Forman, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, three Agudath Israel officials met with him to discuss recent and ongoing efforts in several European jurisdictions to regulate or even ban ritual circumcision. Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, rav of Agudath Israel of Baltimore (and a noted mohel), Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, and Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel’s vice president for federal affairs and director of the organization’s Washington office, spent more than an hour with Forman discussing the ominous and growing movement in Europe to curb bris milah. The trend is apparent in recent anti-circumcision court rulings that have been issued in Germany, laws that have been proposed in Denmark and Norway, formal recommendations of medical societies in Swe-

den and Denmark, and a resolution adopted this past the one hand, to realize the extent to which the anOctober by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Coun- ti-circumcision movement appears to be making such cil of Europe condemning circumcision as detrimen- substantial inroads in Europe,” said Rabbi Zwiebel. “At the same time, it is comforting to know that our tal to the physical integrity of children. At his meeting with the Agudath Israel leaders, State Department recognizes the terrible dangers of Forman expressed deep concern about the growing these developments and is prepared to make its conmomentum of the anti-circumcision movement in cerns very clearly known.” Europe. Whatever may The Almighty is keenbe the motivations of the ly aware of the difficulties opponents of bris milah, and challenges a ba’al tehe noted, the practical RABBI J. B. SOLOVEITCHIK, ZT”L shuvah faces. And since impact of banning ritual He is a G-d who longs circumcision will be that FROM A LECTURE SERIES for our teshuvah – as we many Jews will have litBY RABBI AHARON ZIEGLER say in Shemoneh Esrei: tle choice but relocating “Blessed is Hashem who to jurisdictions where the wants our teshuvah” – He religious practice is perwill help us in every manmitted. ner. He will offer a “lend“It is frightening, on ing hand” to a ba’al teshuIt’s a truism in all of life, said Rav vah, as we say in Tachanun, “He opens Soloveitchik: It is harder to rebuild a hand for teshuvah, to welcome those than to build from scratch. who sinned.” Man cannot do it alone. The Torah emphasizes the calamity But the real greatness of Hashem is of “If your brother becomes poor” (Va- that when man finally succeeds in doyikra 25:25). The acute misfortune of ing teshuvah he is not made to feel as “becoming poor,” as opposed to simply if his sins have created a distance be“being poor,” is due to the experience of tween him and tzaddikim. Rather, he loss. Building a new business is accom- is loved by the Creator as if he has nevpanied by enthusiasm and great expec- er sinned. Therefore, if sin is destructation; rebuilding a bankrupt business tion, then teshuvah is reconstruction. is not, it’s far more difficult. Rav Soloveitchik added that man In a similar vein, one tragedy of old must imitate G-d. If someone has age is the necessity to relearn how to sinned against us and apologizes and perform tasks and actions that were asks for mechilah, we must muster our once so simple. We can attempt to build great strength and totally forgive him a substitute structure, but we can nev- and restore the relationship as if the er restore the majesty of the original. sin had never occurred.

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Praying For Independence Question: Do Jews pray for Jewish political independence? Answer: The ninth blessing in the weekday Amidah reads: “Restore our judges as in earlier times and our counselors as at first; remove from us sorrow and groan and reign over us, You, Hashem, alone.” This blessing seems to imply that the restoration of our judges will mean the removal of sorrow and groan. Yet, sorrow and agony can exist even with good judges and counselors. What’s the connection between the two phrases?

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Also, what do we mean by asking for the resto- toration of our judges – in place of the old one is merely a vaguer request for the same end. We are ration of our judges “as in earlier times”? Of interest is an unusual variant to this blessing praying for a time when we will rule and judge ourfound in an ancient siddur cited by Rav Baruch Ep- selves. In other words, we are praying for political stein, the author of the famed Torah Temimah. In- independence. stead of the phrase “Remove from us sorrow and Rabbi Cohen, a Jerusalem Prize recipient, is groan,” this ancient source contains the phrase, “Rethe author of eight books on Jewish law. His latest, move from us the kingdom of Greece and Rome.” Rav Epstein suggests that this text may be “Jewish Prayer the Right Way,” is available at Amathe original one and was subsequently expunged zon.com and select Judaica stores. from the siddur by government censors. “Remove from us sorrow Featuring: and groan,” therefore, • A Jack Nicklaus Designed Golf Course would be a later addi• Elegant Tea Room tion (See Baruch She’am• Separate Mens & Ladies Sauna ar, Avot 5:8, p. 191). • Scenic Bike Paths If Rav Epstein is cor• Spa Treatments rect, Jews used to pray to LOCATED ON CAPE COD • Fitness Center be free and independent • Private Beachfront from the political con• Indoor & Outdoor Pools trol of Greece and Rome. And the request that we • 11 Tennis Courts now make – for the res• Evening Entertainment • Daily Exercise Classes • Concert by Bentzi Marcus of 8th Day

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Keeping Jerusalem Continued from p.26 over the country operated in Neve Yaakov, as did summer camps and convalescent facilities. Jerusalem residents would hike to Neve Yaakov for fresh milk from its dairy farmers. This idyllic existence ended during Israel’s War of Independence, when Neve Yaakov and neighboring Atarot were abandoned in face of an impending Jordanian Legion attack. Following the 1949 cease-fire, the Jordanians took over the entire area, controlling it and destroying almost all vestiges of Jewish presence. This travesty ended with the Six-Day War, when Israel liberated all of Jerusalem and other parts of Eretz Yisrael. Three years later, after the official enlargement of municipal Yerushalayim, construction on the renewed capital city neighborhood of Neve Yaakov began. It is now the capital’s northernmost Jewish neighborhood.

Is it not ironic that the renewal of a decades-old Jewish town should now be considered an “illegal settlement” on “occupied territory”? In fact, it is neither illegal, nor a settlement, nor occupied. It is not occupied, for no country ever was legally sovereign over it; only Britain and Pakistan in the international community recognized Jordan’s control over it. Neither is it a settlement, but rather, as above, a full-fledged part of Israel’s capital city. And it is not illegal, on two counts: For one, it was founded in the decade that the international community recognized, by way of the Balfour Declaration and a League of Nations resolution, Jewish national rights in the Land of Israel; in comparison, for the Arabs it recognized only individual “civil rights” there. Neve Yaakov was as legal as Tel Aviv. The only illegal aspect regarding Neve Yaakov was its destruction by Jordan, which occupied the area with no international recognition, as above. The second reason it is not illegal is because no law deems it so. Australia’s foreign minister said last month that she knows of no international law that has declared Israeli towns in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem illegal. Yes, Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that an “Occupying Power” may not “deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” But international law experts have shown how this does not apply to Israel and Judea/Samaria, for the following reasons: 1. Article 49 refers only to the occupation of territory belonging to sovereign states, which Jordan was not; see above. 2. Israel did not deport or transfer its citizens to the areas in question;

they went on their own. 3. The Convention cannot possibly apply to Jews who already had a legal right, protected by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, to live in these areas. 4. The official name of the document, “Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War,” attests to the background of its adoption: the need to protect people from Nazi-like atrocities. “Genocidal objectives” clearly cannot be applied to the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria In this light, let us consider the absurdity of the position of the Arab Peace Initiative (API) – the Arab world’s “official” peace plan, based on the Saudi initiative of 2002. A pamphlet promoting the API and published by the European Union states, on page 32, as follows: “[Regarding] the Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem: Since the text of the API is clear that East Jerusalem is a Palestinian territory, it can be concluded that all these settlements should be removed according to the API.” The pamphlet continues: “The logic here is very simple: If Israel wants West Jerusalem, it can take it, but it cannot share East Jerusalem and divide it with the Palestinians.” The reader is forgiven if the “simplicity” of this “logic” escapes him. On the contrary: Israel’s claim to the entirety of Jerusalem is more solidly based, historically and legally, than the claim of any other international entity. As Jacques Gauthier, a non-Jewish Canadian lawyer who spent 20 years researching the legal status of Jerusalem and authoring a 1,300page dissertation on the topic, has concluded: “Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, by international law.” In addition to visiting Yerushalayim, there are many ways to learn about Jerusalem and become a strong advocate for keeping Jerusalem united under Israeli sovereignty. For information on our bus tours in news-making areas of Jerusalem, send an e-mail to tours@keepjerusalem.org or visit the Keep Jerusalem-Im Eshkachech website at www.keepjerusalem.org. Chaim Silberstein is president of Keep Jerusalem-Im Eshkachech and the Jerusalem Capital Development Fund. He was formerly a senior adviser to Israel’s minister of tourism. Hillel Fendel, past senior editor at Israel National News/Arutz-7, is a veteran writer on Jerusalem affairs. Both have lived in Jerusalem and now reside in Beit El.


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Not The Average Medical Students By Rachel Stern Siegman Grueling work, late hours and competitive nature are among common stereotypes of medical school. Medical students are under the constant pressure of tests and placements that most spend all their exam-free hours in the library. However, upon the sunny shores of Haifa, Israel, there is an additional component added to the study of medicine: efforts to retain compassion. In recent years, there has reportedly been a growing disengagement between doctors and patients. Patients claim that doctors’ communication, as well as social skills, have been uninformative and even cold, and leave some with a lack of trust in their physicians. Additionally, doctors have been reporting a sense of disconnect with their work, as the New York Times states, almost 50 percent of doctors express symptoms of burnout, which includes detachment. After all, when diagnosing cancer is a

frequent and regular part of the day, can it really be done with the expected care and sensitivity each time? The 2017 class of Technion American Medical School (TeAMS), located in Haifa, is required to take a class entitled Healer’s Art, designed by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. It is within this course that students open up to one another and discuss the fusion of the goals and practices of physicians. Noah Schwartz, a first year TeAMS student from Toronto, explains, “Even though there’s limited time physicians spends with patients, you can make a patient feel comfortable, and that’s really the pinnacle of this experience.” During a Healer’s Art class, there’s a palpable change in atmosphere as a room full of biology majors eloquently discusses methods to keep them focused on staying compassionate. Throughout the

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course the students describe what they hope to bring to medicine, to others, and to their own lives. “It’s amazing”, states Robert Lubin, student services director, “this is the one course without an examination and it has the highest amount of attendance; the students really earnestly care about the topic and are excited to engage in discussions.” Scott Freidberg, a first year TeAMS student from Miami, explains the affect the course has had on him. “It’s all about perception. For example, if someone yells at you, you can think only about yourself, zoom out of the situation and react based off of your own perception alone. Or, you can try and look at it from their perspective, remain calm, and understand that they have a different outlook,” Friedberg says. “This class teaches us about perspective analysis and how to retain it when practicing medicine.” In addition to academic methods applied to keep on track with the “human” side of medicine, students also make sure to engage in non-biology related activities, which help them connect with others.

Jungreis Continued from p.13 counts but the manner in which he gives it. Does he do it grudgingly or with an open hand? None of these questions can be overlooked. They are all crucial to building a genuine Jewish home where shalom bayis will prevail and children will thrive under the loving care of their parents. When it comes to a shidduch we cannot just fall into a situation hoping for the best or make a hasty shidduch because all the friends of our children are already married. Having said this, I have to concede we are all human beings and as much as we may think we made a thorough investigation, we cannot be too confident. Disappointments come, and they come quickly and painfully. The only solution is to daven with a full heart and beg Hashem to lead us to the “right one.” It is only Hashem who knows what is good, and we place our total trust in Him. In the final analysis, my answer to the mother who wrote about her daughter being abandoned by her young man a few days before the wedding is this: Don’t flagellate yourself. Even if you would have done all your hishtadlus, unforeseen situations can occur. But try to remember that in every sorrow there’s always something good. Better that you learned about the problems now rather than later when further generations could be hurt with a dark shadow of a broken home hovering over them. B’ezrat Hashem, your daughter will soon find her true bashert with whom she will build a bayis ne’eman b’Yisrael. Don’t forget to invite me to the wedding!

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American Red Cross Awards $40,000 Superstorm Sandy Grant American Red Cross has awarded a $40,000 grant to Reaching-Out Community Services to provide food delivery assistance for people affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn. The funding will be used to help 1,800 Sandy-affected families in Brooklyn, particularly Coney Island and Canarsie, by providing bulk food distribution and assistance in registering for benefits such as food stamps. “Reaching-Out Community Services recognizes the need is still great among Brooklyn residents who have been challenged by Sandy and are still recovering from their loss,” said Thomas Neve, executive director, Reaching-Out Community Services. “The American Red Cross is enabling us to reach people who are still in need of support and services. This outreach would not be possible without Red Cross support.” Target areas for Reaching-Out Community Services will include partner drop-off locations in Canarsie and Coney Island. These two locations will be added to an existing community resource: an established,

client-choice pantry in Bensonhurst where people are mitted $287 million – nearly 93 percent of the donatable to choose meals tailored to their dietary needs, ed funds. The Red Cross has partnered with and funded numuch as they would in a traditional supermarket. “The Red Cross is proud to partner with Reach- merous community-based organizations to support ing-Out Community Services to provide food and sup- the recovery of individuals and families in Brooklyn plies to individuals and families affected by Sandy,” who were affected by Sandy. These partners include said Josh Lockwood, CEO, Red Cross Greater New Brooklyn Community Foundation and Children’s York Region. “Nearly 16 months after Sandy, many Health Fund. Sandy recovery efforts focus on the arfamilies are still struggling to meet even their most eas of housing assistance, case management, mental basic needs. Thanks to generous donations from the health services, volunteer coordination, and food security. Additional community grants will be announced American public, we’re able to provide help.” Superstorm Sandy is the largest U.S. operation by in the weeks ahead. For more information, visit www.redcross.org. the Red Cross in more than five years, and thanks to the public’s generous support, the Red Cross spurred the men to dohas received $309 milnate as well. Ramban lion in donations for points out that the womSandy emergency relief en immediately removed and recovery efforts. As their rings and donated RABBI ABRAHAM STONE of December 31, the Red them. The women also Cross has spent or com“spun the goat hair” (ibid., 35:26). Rashi comments that the women actually wove the wool on the goats before shearing The donations of half shekalim in it and offered it for the Mishkan. All gave generously to all facets of Parshat Ki Tissa were limited and defined. “The rich shall not give more, the Mishkan’s construction. Even chiland the poor shall not give less” (Shem- dren participated as the Or HaChayyot 30:15). Women did not contribute the im derives from the term “et kol.” The reason everyone contributed is half shekel, and today the obligation to give half a shekel is only incumbent because the Mishkan atoned for the sin of the Golden Calf. The Shelah states upon adults, not minors. However, when it came to donating that this sin had inflicted a blemish on to the Mishkan, there were no limita- all the Children of Israel. According to tions. Each gave as his heart desired, halacha, even small children are punboth men and women, as Shemot ished for idolatry (see Rambam, Laws 35:22 states, “Vayavou ha’anashim im of Idolatry 4:6, Minchat Chinuch 464). That is why all the children of Isha’nashim.” Rashi explains that the Hebrew word “im” implies that the men rael had to rectify that transgression were actually ancillary to the women and participate in the building of the as it was the women’s donations that Mishkan.

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Learning Business By The Books YU Students Gain Consulting Experience At Annual Seforim Sale A select group of students at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business have been enjoying a real-life entrepreneurial experience this semester, thanks to a new course called “Growing a Managing Business.” The class is open to students at both the men’s and women’s divisions and aims to give them the unique opportunity to work as a consulting team together with a faculty member to advise and develop solutions for a business client on a chosen project. This year, that client is YU’s annual Seforim Sale, which is operated by YU students. Lest you think that’s a small client, the Seforim Sale is North America’s largest Jewish book sale, and students will assist in everything from ordering merchandise to setting up the premises, marketing, accounting and all the technology the project entails. “The students have spent a number of months studying the Seforim Sale and trying to determine what are the critical issues that need to be addressed,” said Leonard Fuld, clinical assistant professor of accounting, who is teaching the class. “Similar to PricewaterhouseCoopers or any outside firm, the idea was for them to look at the Sale and determine what needed the most attention… to give them the hands-on experience you don’t get in the classroom.” The 4-credit, 17-week course also requires students to attend the Sale, which began Feb. 2 and runs until Feb. 23, to enable them to make recommendations on how to improve the current business model. The students attend as consultants to study the

operations, interview employees and perform on-site analysis and real-time audits. The participating students also heard lectures from experts in law, banking, management, inventory management, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. “Students are getting a well-rounded look at the business world: a very rich set of classroom lectures, the ability to share ideas with professors and the experts, and the occasion to get hands-on experience by actually attending the Seforim Sale and understanding the issues it faces,” said Fuld. “It’s truly a unique opportunity. What makes it different is the ability to take the theoretical and put it into practice.” Students analyze the business and provide practical recommendations to the client throughout the semester, culminating in a final report and presentation. The class also challenges students to utilize key entrepreneurial skills, while touching upon elements of social science, business, law, and features of private and public entities. “At Syms, we are continuously striving to initiate innovative, constructive and practical business education methodologies and the new course exactly fits those academic goals,” said Sy Syms Associate Dean Michael Strauss, entrepreneur in residence and clinical professor of management. “The students address business problems in a hands-on manner and thereby develop their team-working and people skills, critical thinking, creative planning, management abilities, technical knowledge and communication proficiency. The course is more akin to a business clinic one

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Sarasotian Wins Free Trip To Israel Susan Mair of Sarasota, Florida, recently won the “Plant a Tree with JNF and Win a Trip to Israel” raffle in celebration of Tu B’Shevat. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) partnered with El Al Airlines and the Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv for an exciting online raffle. Participants were given the opportunity to enter the raffle by planting a tree through jnf.org between January 6 and January 16, with the prize being two free roundtrip tickets to Israel, courtesy of El Al, and a free two-night stay at the Carlton Tel Aviv, breakfast included. Ten runners-up received a free JNF E-Z Tree account. Mair received an e-mail from JNF about the raffle and decided to take part in the celebration of Tu

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bikur cholim. The Rebbetzin was a fixture in New York-Cornell, Lenox Hill, Memorial-Sloan Kettering, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, and her bi-annual Chanukah and Purim parties in the hospitals were anticipated by staff and patients alike. The Friedlanders introduced the concept of outreach to the Upper East Side, which the Rebbetzin amplified with her classes and weekly Shabbatons, inaugurated the first Upper East Side Bikur Cholim headquarters, and brought Hatzolah to the neighborhood. The Rebbetzin’s investments of education, love, comradeship and consolation in her community members will be reinvested by all those who enjoyed them in the families they created with her guidance. The Rebbetzin leaves behind a loving and proud family – her daughter, son and their wonderful spouses in concert with a grandson – Avrahom Shloime – named for her husband and father, who was the apple of her eye. On March 2 at 3:00 p.m., a shloshim service will be held for the Rebbetzin at the Lisker Shul, 163 East 69th St. (between 3rd and Lexington). The shloshim will also serve as a Pesach fundraiser for the needy. For more information, call 718-252-0117.

My Great Aunt Helen And A Brief Tour Through Jewish History By Nehemia Stern My Great Aunt Helen recently passed away. She was the last of my family’s living pre-WW II European relatives. Great Aunt Helen was born in Vienna in 1915. At the time, WW I was raging. Francis Joseph I still ruled over the Austria-Hungarian Empire, which dominated Central Europe. Czar Nicholas II sat on the Russian throne, and Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire ruled over Palestine and the nascent though growing Jewish yishuv. Farther afield King George V presided over the British Empire, and Woodrow Wilson was serving as president of the United States. The 1915-16 American Jewish Yearbook estimated the total world Jewish population to be about 13 million. Of those, 10 million lived in Europe, 2.5 million lived in the United States, and only about 78,000 lived in the Land of Israel. The vast majority of world Jewry existed in a condition of poverty with little or no control over their own political destiny and physical well-being. Throughout Great Aunt Helen’s nearly century long life this situation has almost completely reversed itself. Empires rose and fell. Two world wars were fought. European democracies were created, destroyed, and reemerged. The weight of World Jewry now resides in the U.S. and the Land of Israel. The Jewish People have returned to their ancestral homeland,

and The Land of Israel is the only place where the total Jewish population is growing. The Jewish People as a whole are wealthier, healthier, and enjoy a level of physical security that Great Aunt Helen’s parents (my great grand-parents) could only have dreamt of in 1915. In March of 1938 Nazi Germany annexed Austria. Great Aunt Helen’s father – a WW I veteran – was sent to Dachau. Her home was routinely searched by Nazi soldiers, who once lined the family up against a basement wall and conducted a mock execution. A year later, on the eve of WW II, the entire family, including Aunt Helen, both her parents (miraculously), and her two brothers (separately), managed to flee Europe for an uncertain future in the United States. On a recent night, Israel Air Force jets bombed Hamas targets in Gaza. In 2007 Israel destroyed Syria’s nuclear reactor, and in 2002 the Israel Defense Forces mortally disrupted Yasir Arafat’s terrorist infrastructure in the West Bank (a military operation in which I took a small, memorable, and extremely inconsequential part). That is not to say that things are all wonderful. The Jewish People are still in danger, and Jews still face existential threats. At the same time, perhaps the most striking difference between Great Aunt Helen’s generation and my own seems to be very clear. Jews will no longer flee.


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Letters To The Editor Modern Orthodox Schism (II)

I was very impressed with Rabbi Hershel Schachter’s erudite responsum concerning women wearing tefillin. He is certainly someone to admire. Yet even he seems not to grasp the nature of the problems facing Orthodoxy. Today women are out in the world as never before. They are proving themselves every bit as creative and capable as men, and even more devout. To keep them restrained by narrow interpretations of halacha when there are valid interpretations supporting a more progressive approach is simply wrong. It is not natural and cannot lead to anything good in the long run. Reuven Rothman Jerusalem

Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal (I)

Re Shlomo Greenwald’s Feb. 7 op-ed “Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal”: Benjamin Netanyahu has to be my

favorite Israeli politician, with Dore Gold a close second. Ideas such as Netanyahu’s change perceptions and when perceptions change it opens up whole new opportunities. Steve Moyer (Via E-Mail)

Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal (II)

Shlomo Greenwald’s op-ed was an articulate, well-written article that made me think – and consequently agree. Well done! Dodi Lee Lamm (Via JewishPress.com)

Netanyahu’s Modest Proposal (III)

It is my fervent belief that until the Arabs agree to allow Jews to live in this proposed new state there can be no peace. This agreement would be evidence of a true wish for peace. William Lewis (Zev) Wexler (Via JewishPress.com)

All Things In Moderation Re Sara Lehmann’s Feb. 14 “Right Angle” column (“Conservatives Not Welcome in New York?”): While understanding many of Ms. Lehmann’s problems with New York City’s liberal agenda, I take offense to her objection to what she describes as “the draconian gun-control bill rammed through the New York legislature soon after the Newton massacre.” As a psychologist working at a corrections facility, I see first hand the devastating effects of the easy accessibility to firearms, especially among the juvenile population. This access is rampant in many inner city neighborhoods where guns and drugs seem to go hand in hand as both accepted and expected possessions. What I also find revolting is when mentally unstable individuals somehow are given access to guns and other lethal weapons with which, not surprisingly, they commit the vilest criminal acts. That is why I am a very strong advocate of strict gun control laws and personally believe that only those who work in law enforcement or other security-related jobs or live in rural areas populated by wild animals should be permitted to bear arms. For everyone else, easy access to firearms – especially without proper training and regardless of mental stability and appropriateness – is a prescription for the kind of disaster we have witnessed on all too many occasions. For these reasons I am dismayed with Ms. Lehman’s embrace of the “right to bear arms,” which she iron-

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ically seems to juxtapose with the “right to life” (which to me is the direct opposite). But what I find most disturbing about people like Ms. Lehmann is that, in their eagerness to subscribe to a particular agenda, they become ideologues who filter out whatever aspects of their agenda may not be so appropriate. As a true independent (not to mention a Torah-abiding Jew), she should realize that not everything endorsed by conservatives is so appealing, just as not everything subscribed to by liberals is so repulsive. Other examples, besides our much-too-lax gun control laws, include the conservatives’ position on environmental issues and their lack of sensitivity to the underprivileged. I feel the so-called liberal agenda in these areas are more compatible with our Torah values. Unfortunately, in our current extremely polarized environment everything is viewed as black and white and there is little room for more nuanced thinking. For these reasons I do not subscribe to either the conservative or the liberal agenda but feel there is a need for a more moderate agenda that combines the best of conservatism and liberalism. That would include being very pro-Israel in foreign policy but, on the domestic front, taking a rational approach to guns, the environment, and certain social issues including compassion to those less privileged. This is the agenda I would embrace. Tzvi Hershkowitz (Via E-Mail)

tion was not reflected in the headline. Equally telling, though, was the rather schmoozy, schmaltzy tone of the piece: Mr. Abbas, 78, was relaxed and confident, if not quite optimistic, during the interview, sprinkling his politics with bits of humor. It took place in an outer sitting room where the Palestinian president has met delegations of left-leaning American Jews and foreign dignitaries and where, he recalled, the former American peace envoy George J. Mitchell said of the Israelis before departing in 2011, “They foiled me.” He sipped sweet tea and then strong coffee, twice using a small buzzer to summon an aide who brought a single cigarette. He spoke in English, occasionally leaning on two colleagues for

translation. (It took a few minutes to decipher whether Mr. Mitchell had said “fooled,” “failed,” or “foiled” – Mr. Abbas joked that all three applied.) Clearly, there is a presumptive legitimacy ascribed to the Palestinian positions while Israel is seen as trying to push the envelope and take as much away from the Palestinians it can get away with. Why this is so is nothing short of mystifying, especially when one considers that Mr. Abbas can’t bring himself to recognize even a future truncated Israel as a Jewish state, or that he continues to honor as heroic martyrs Palestinian killers of Jewish men, women and children, or that even if he were inclined to do so it is highly doubtful he could ever carry out any of his commitments or survive a confrontation with Hamas.

Retrieving Art Stolen By The Nazis The discovery in a Munich basement of hundreds of pieces of artwork believed to have been stolen by the Nazis has spawned a movement to enact legislation that would lift Germany’s statute of limitations for certain thefts. The new law would make it easier for Jews and others to lay claim to works of art stolen from their families during the Third Reich. Passage should be a no-brainer, despite the fears expressed by some that memories have faded in the approximately 75 years since the time of the suspected thefts. Individual claimants would still have to prove their claims in any court of law with persuasive evidence. Hildebrand Gurlitt was a prominent art dealer who was commissioned by the Nazis to sell much of the artwork they had confiscated during the war. This included paintings by Monet, Renoir, Chagall and Picasso. However, in addition to making a profit for the Nazis, Herr Gurlitt also reportedly kept some of the works for himself. It was in the basement of his son Cornelius that the artwork in question was found. Under current German law, victims of theft cannot sue for the return of their property more than 30 years after the crime. With respect to any property taken during World War II, this would mean that time ran out in 1975. The new legislation would provide for unlimited

time to seek the return of stolen paintings. The prime mover for the new law is Bavarian Justice Minister Winfried Bausback, who summed up why the new law is needed: It cannot be that victims of the Nazi regime are able to prove that, for example, a picture that belonged to their father or grandfather was stolen by the Nazis, then they are met with a shrugging of the shoulders and a “Sorry, but the statute of limitations has expired.” While the thrust of the proposed law is easily understandable, there is a problem as well. The current draft requires claimants to prove malicious intent on the part of the present holder of the property, which some legal authorities say would be extremely difficult. We trust, however, that the German authorities will come to fully appreciate the moral imperative of reversing the results of at least some of the Nazis’ crimes and pass a law that works (in other words, one without such strict requirements for proof of malicious intent). It won’t bring back one murdered Jew and it won’t relieve the suffering of even one of those who suffered unspeakable treatment. But history requires that at least this much be done.


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Notice of Formation of 61-17 69th Place LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5004 Weeks Ln., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2562 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

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Notice of Formation of United Real Estate Holdings, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/3/10. Office location: Genesee County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5621 Woodruff Dr., Clarence, NY 14032. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2342 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of Neudata Technology Services LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/17/13. Office location: Queens 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# 2563 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

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Notice of Formation of Purxvil LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 104 Nassau Ave., #3, Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2583 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Grand Street Food and Wine, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 John St, Ste 2510, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2597 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of SVMJ LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 703 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2606 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of WRG Acquisition I, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/14/09. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Watermill Ln., Ste. 100, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2574 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Drunken Meadow, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Office location: Kings 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# 2584 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Kings Premiere Construction LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/10/08. 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# 2598 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of T.R. Builder LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Oak St, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2607 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Menachem Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/7/08. 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# 2599 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of BS Bleecker LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99-06 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2608 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Outer Drive LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 220067, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2600 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of OVM Realty, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Office 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

Notice of Formation of Simpel Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office 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# 2601 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Size Him Up, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 72 Carroll St., 1st Fl., Bklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2582 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 3054 Cellars LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Great Neck Rd, Ste 403, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2602 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1276390 for On-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 95-02 Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights, NY for on-premises consumption. Chiflez Corp. JP# 2613 2/14,21/14

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Adelaide Crystal Holdings, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/23/2014. Off. Loc.: Rockland Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 421 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: all lawful activities. P# 2615 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

File No.2011-1793 CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Attorney General State Of New York New York City Human Resources Admin Michael Shaar The spouse, if any, and any and all unknown distributees and creditors of FELIX SHAAR, deceased, whose whereabouts are unknown and if any of the aforesaid persons be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if the persons died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of, FELIX SHAAR the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after due diligence be ascertained, JOSEPH SHAAR, whose whereabouts are unknown and if dead, to his heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if such persons died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after due diligence be ascertained, A petition having been duly filed by Public Administrator Kings County, who is domiciled at 360 Adams Street Room 144, Brooklyn, New York 11201, United States. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319 Brooklyn, New York, on March 13, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why the account of Public Administrator Kings County, a summary of which has been served herewith, as Administrator of the estate of, FELIX SHAAR should not be judicially settled. [X] Further relief sought (if any): (a) The Public Administrator of Kings County be paid his commissions in the amount of $20,333.80 as set forth in Schedule I of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine; (b) The Public Administrator of Kings County be paid his administrative expenses in the amount of $5,444.60, as set forth in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine; (c) The Court fix, determine and approve the legal fees of Lewis & Fiore Esqs counsel to Petitioner, in the amount of $31,447.58 as shown in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine; (d) The claim of the New York State Department of Taxation, if any, be fixed and determined or if not so fixed and determined, deemed rejected; (e) The claim of the New York City Human Resources Administration, if any, be fixed and determined, or if not so fixed and determined, deemed rejected (f) The Petitioner be permitted to distribute the net estate to the decedent’s distributee(s), as now known or hereafter determined, as their interests may appear, and to deposit any amount not so distributed with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York to be held for the benefit of decedent’s unknown distributees or for the benefit of any distributees of the decedent who are under disability for whom no guardian of the property has been appointed; (g) Process be issued to all necessary parties who have not appeared to show cause why the relief requested should not be granted; and that an order be granted directing the service of process pursuant to the provisions of SCPA Article 3 upon such persons named in Paragraph (6) whose names or whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained or who may be persons on whom service by personal delivery cannot be made. (h) The Petitioner, upon fully complying with the Decree to be made in this proceeding, be released and discharged of and from any and all liability, responsibility and accountability with respect to the Petitioner’s acts and proceedings as Administrator as set forth and embraced in said account and the Court grant such other and further relief as it deems just and proper. Dated, Attested, and Sealed, HON. HON. DIANA A. JOHNSON, Surrogate January 10, 2014 Diana A. Johnson, Surrogate Doreen A. Quinn Seal Chief Clerk Charles G. Fiore Attorney Name Lewis & Fiore (212) 285-2290 Firm Telephone 225 Broadway Suite 3300, New York, New York 10007 Address NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney. SUMMARY PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT CHARGES: Schedule A. Principal Received 503,812.48 Schedule A-1. Realized Increases in Principal 0.00 Schedule A-2. Income Collected 40,647.80 Total Charges 544,460.28 544,460.28 CREDITS: Schedule B. Realized Decreases in Principal 0.00 Schedule C. Funeral and Administration Expenses 16,417.23 Schedule D. Creditor’s Claims Actually Paid 0.00 Schedule E. Distributions of Principal 0.00 Total Credits $16,417.23 16,417.23 Balance on hand shown by Schedule G $528,043.05 P# 2614 2/14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of 3814 108 St Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3820 108th St., Corona, NY 11368. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2564 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Stem Daycare LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15034 119th Rd., Jamaica, NY 11434. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2565 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of AAA Total Laundry, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1102, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2566 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of MAC Brothers II, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 538 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2567 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Vinayak & 60th St. LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Tennyson Dr., Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2568 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Founder Therapy LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2569 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 2416 Chestnut Avenue LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2416 Chestnut Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2570 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Rosina LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Malone Ave., East Atlantic Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2575 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of BNA Burz North America LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2576 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Arrogant Swine LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/9/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 196 Bedford Ave., Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2577 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Adam and Seema, L.L.C.. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1733 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, NJ 07040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2578 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 467 Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/16/13. Office 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# 2579 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 1560 Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/7/10. Office 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# 2580 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Turn 2 Math, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Rockwood Rd. W, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2572 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of FLEXAR SOLUTIONS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/23/13. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: 254 S. Main St., Ste. 406, New City, NY 10956. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, 260 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2116 1/17,24,31,2/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of AwNerd LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/17/14. 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 filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2594 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Kevyn Zeller Pilates LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 John Alexander Dr., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 8 John Alexander Dr., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2585 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Robert L. Laduca MD, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3671 Southwestern Blvd., Ste. 209, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 2586 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of M-Com LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 470 Bonnie Ct., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2588 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Yonkers Towing & Recovery LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/8/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 N. Central Av., Elmsford, NY 10523. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 75 N. Central Av., Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2589 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 242 E 25 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 431 Willloughby Ave, Fl. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2590 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 869 Boyland Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1499 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2591 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 913 Boyland Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1499 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2592 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of 99 Albany Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/08. 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# 2593 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Enjinet Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office 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# 2595 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of Alrose 3039 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 91 Woodmere Blvd S., Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2604 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

Notice of Formation of GCP Mulberry Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office 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# 2605 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

STARR STREET STUDIOS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/5/13 Off. Loc.: Kings Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The reg. agent is: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. at same address. Purpose: all lawful activities. P# 2616 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

9415 83rd St. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 374 Mclean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: General. P# 2617 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Charbonneau LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/15/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 11 Lake St. #2M White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2609 2/7,14,21,28,3/7,14/14

7313 95th Ave. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 374 Mclean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: General. P# 2618 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273477 for Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law in a Cafe located at 1702 Stanhope St., Ridgewood, NY 11385, for onpremise consumption. Cypress Inn LLC JP# 2611 2/7,14/14

5414 73rd Maspeth LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 374 Mclean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: General. P# 2619 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14


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Pelham Advisors LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. 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 Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. P# 2620 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa V LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2634 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Jude Ventures LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 530, Hawthorne, NJ 07507. Purpose: General. P# 2648 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 2038-50 Flatbush Ave. Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/14/01. 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., 27th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2660 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Van Helsing Capital, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/27/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Sterns Rd., Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2673 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa VI LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2635 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

476-478 Lafayette LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office 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# 2649 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of New York Enterprises Associates LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1425 37th St., Ste. B01, Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2661 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 1780 St. Paul Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4321 17th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2674 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Gym Equipt LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1313 59th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2662 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of For mation of Beechwood Lauderdale LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office 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# 2675 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

PROBATE CITATION File No. 2013-2135 SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown, and cannot, after due diligent inquiry, be ascertained, distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of said EDITH HADASSAH ZWEIG, a/k/a EDITH ZWEIG and HADASSAH ZWEIG, and if any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased, be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post office addresses are unknown. A Petition and Amended Petition having been duly filed by James D. Luntz, who is domiciled at 734 SE Adams Street, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34984 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, KINGS County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, Brooklyn, New York, on March 27, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of EDITH HADASSAH ZWEIG, a/k/a EDITH ZWEIG and HADASSAH ZWEIG lately domiciled at 291 Beaumont Street, Brooklyn, New York admitting to probate a Will dated May 10, 2012, as the Last Will and Testament of Edith Hadassah Zweig, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [ x ] Letters Testamentary issue to: James D. Luntz [ x ] Letters of Trusteeship issue to: James D. Luntz [ ] Letters of Administration c.t.a. issue to (State any further relief requested) A copy of an earlier will dated August 26, 2009 was filed with the Court on July 9, 2013. Dated, Attested and Sealed Honorable Diane A. Johnson, Surrogate February 6, 2014 Doreen A . Quinn_Chief Clerk Sylvia E. Di Pietro, Esq., Telephone: 212-242-8800, Fax: 212633-6298, Cell: 917-596-0666_Attorney for Petitioner Telephone Number 55 West Fourteenth Street, Suite 4H, New York, New York 10011Address of Attorney. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] JP# 2682 2/14,21,28,3/7/14

285 Park Terrace, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 75 Urban Ave, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: General. P# 2621 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

3D Avenue, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 75 Urban Ave, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: General. P# 2622 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Laurence Enterprises, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Erik J Laurence, 220 Harbor Acres Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050. Purpose: General. P# 2623 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Megaprime Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 33 Lawrence St., New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: General. P# 2624 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Integrated Construction & Consulting, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 946 Val Park Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580. Purpose: General. P# 2625 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa IV LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2626 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa III LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2627 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa II LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2628 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Georgia Harrison LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 990 First Ave, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Purpose: To own, manage, sell, improve and mortgage the real property at 159 Harrison Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010, and to carry out any other activities in connection with or incidental to the foregoing. P# 2629 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

B On The Bund, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Bin Hu-Laurence, 220 Harbor Acres Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050. Purpose: General. P# 2630 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

EMJ 180 Decatur LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 39 Gateway Dr., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. P# 2631 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Shervin Mgt LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/05. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Keyoumars Keypour, 260 Oakridge Ln, Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: General. P# 2636 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Seacove 2014 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/27/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xue Tuan Huang, 272-276 Glen Cove Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579. Purpose: General. P# 2637 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Frozen Cow Ices & Cream, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 300 Lido Bvd., Lido, NY 11561. Purpose: General. P# 2638 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Just In Time Distributors LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 15 Cuttermill Rd #226, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. P# 2639 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Ameriprime Meat, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 60 Meadow Ln, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: General. P# 2640 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

36 Prarie LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 130 Maple Ave, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: General. P# 2641 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

6 Wallenberg, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lauterbach Garfinkel Damast & Hollander, LLP, c/o Howard Garfinkel, 49 N Airmont Rd Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. P# 2642 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

4414 16th Avenue LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lauterbach Garfinkel Damast & Hollander, LLP, c/o Howard Garfinkel, 49 N Airmont Rd Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 2643 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Surge Studio, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Carly Harper, 311 Lindbergh Ave, Closter, NJ 07624. Purpose: General. JP# 2644 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

HSL Assets LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jack Bain, 936 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP# 2645 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Jang Mgt. LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/4/03. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 260 Oakridge Ln, North Hills, NY 11507. Purpose: General. P# 2632 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

DTX LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 226 E 54th St Ste. 606, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. P# 2646 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Mgsa I LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office 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. P# 2633 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Asclepia Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Andreas Argyrides, 225 East 46th Street Apt 3J, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: General. P# 2647 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Pimbolis Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/12. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Think Land Pa LLC, 18 Alice Ct, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1003. Purpose: General. JP# 2650 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qual. of Lerner Properties LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/30/14 in Nassau Co. Formed in NJ: 10/23/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 720 E. Palisade Ave Ste 203, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Foreign add: 625 Fairway Terrace, River Vale, NJ 07675. Arts. of Org. filed with State Treasurer, 33 W. State St. 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: General. JP# 2651 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qual. of Joseph Stone Capital LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/20/12 in Nassau Co. Formed in DE: 11/4/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 990 Stewart Ave Ste 180, Garden City, NY 11530. Foreign add: 1220 N. Market St Ste 806, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W Bullock, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2652 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qual. of Stoic Holdings LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 11/15/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 11/12/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Attn Ryan Berk, 2 Cooper Square #3N, NY, NY 10003. Foreign add: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State of DE, Div. Of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2653 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of Lawfty, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 4/18/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 310 E. 65th St., #1F, NY, NY 10065. DE address of LLC: 1 Commerce Center, 1201 Orange St., #600, Wilmington, DE 19899. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2654 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Daniele Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5109 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY 10471. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2655 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of GITC Real Estate U.S. LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/23/31. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 266 Elmwood, #955, Buffalo, NY 14222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2656 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of GITC Business Developments U.S. LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/31. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to266 Elmwood, #955, Buffalo, NY 14222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2657 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of MJM Management Services, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3221 Southwestern Blvd., Ste. 191, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2658 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of New Golden Crown Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1029 Church Ave., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2659 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Magic Evan LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 229 5th Ave., Apt. 6, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2663 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of F & N Services LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 201 46th St., 3rd Fl., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2664 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of For mation of Rome Yor k Entertainment, LLC. 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: 5 W. 19th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2665 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of JMJ Productions - NY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 109 Topscott St., Bklyn, NY 11212. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2666 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Dif USA LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 741 Washington Ave., #3L, Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2667 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of State X State LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2668 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of I love You As A Person LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Kings 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# 2669 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of South Rigaud Realty, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4321 17th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2670 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Premier Properties @ Meadowbrook Pointe LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office 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# 2676 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of United Investors LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/10/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 S. 11th St., New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2677 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Long Island Barbeque Renew LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Meadow St., Bayville, NY 11709. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2678 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f E a s t R o ck Development LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 E. Blvd., East Rockaway, NY 11518. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2679 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of BRYANT & BLEIER, LLP. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/17/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 305 Broadway 14th Fl., NY, NY 10007. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2680 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1275248 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 2849 Jerusalem Ave. Wantagh, NY 11793 for onpremises consumption. Mizuno Sushi Inc. JP# 2681 2/14,21/14

KIDS PLAY OF ROCKLAND LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/13/2014. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 43 Village Green, Bardonia, N.Y. 10954. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 33 Route 304, Nanuet, NY 10954. JP# 2683 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 96 Osgood Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 189 Ross Street, Apt. 3B, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2684 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Migdal Realty Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 58th St., Bldg. A, 3 West, Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2671 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of JavaMoon Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1051 E. 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2686 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Sheng Domain LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7724 13th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2672 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Sunrise Infiniti, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2687 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Hampshire Brooklyn Development Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 6784, Richmond, VA 23230. The registered agent upon whom process may be served: Sarah Krumbein, 129 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2685 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of Bluejay Capital LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/21/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/14/14. Office 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. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2688 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Beachmom LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Broadlawn Ave., Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2689 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Bayside Hearing Center LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14-76 163rd St., Beechhurst, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2690 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 42nd Astoria LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 162-30 Powells Cove Blvd., Unit 7C, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2691 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Kriti Property LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 162-30 Powells Cove Blvd., Unit 7C, Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2692 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Victory Companion Homecare LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 117 Caroline St., Staten Island, NY 10310. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2693 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14


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Notice of Formation of 555 West 23rd Street Realty Holding LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Bay St., PH, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2694 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 3412, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Glen Dr., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2707 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of DJR 10 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 331 N. Main St., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2719 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of DG 238 Gates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/16/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75-20 Vleigh Pl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2730 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 134 West Bway LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 W. 47th St., 19th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 114 W. 47th St., 19th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2695 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 36 Corrigan LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 330 Motor Pkwy., Ste. 201, Hauppauge, NY 11788. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2708 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of LR 80 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 331 N. Main St., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2720 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Tixonomy LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1159 Beach 9th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2731 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qual. of Axial Capital Gravity Fund, LP, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/26/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 2/25/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Eliav Assouline, 101 Park Ave., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10178. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2308 1/31,2/7,14,21,28,3/7/14

Notice of App of Auth of LVM Acquisition, LLC a foreign limited liability company (LLC) filed with Secy of State (SSNY) 1/30/2014. LLC org in DE on 1/29/2014. NY office located in Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: c/o did-it.com, LLC 330 Old Country Rd, Ste. 206, Mineola, NY 11501. DE address of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Copy of Cert of Formation on file with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 2756 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Park Avenue Dialysis Center, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 107-109 E 124th St., NY, NY 10035. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2696 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Pleasant Vale Farm. LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Union Sq., E. 4th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2697 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14 Notice of Formation of Rodrigo Ventures LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office 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., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2698 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14 Notice of Formation of Maebhco, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 138 W. 73rd St., NY, NY 10023. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 138 W. 73rd St., NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2699 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Crescendo With Music LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 203 W. 94th St., Ste. 3A, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2700 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Algr LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Corporate Dr., Central Valley, NY 10917. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2701 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of S.A. Glodny, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office 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# 2702 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Digirolamo Lawn Service LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 378 Madison St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2703 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of P&J Brands, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Old Country Rd., Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2704 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of 2092 Holdings LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2092 Jericho Tpke., Commack, NY 11725. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2705 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Ten Twenty Restaurant Group, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Smithtown Blvd., Smithtown, NY 11787. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2706 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Jennifer McQuaid, PHD, Psychology, PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Main St., Bedford Hills, NY 10536. Purpose: Profession of Psychology. JP# 2709 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of IBIM, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Garden Plaza, Ste. 500, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2710 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of New Amsterdam Distributors, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 Ramsey Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2711 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of M Car Limo, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 28 Falmouth Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2712 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of BH 145 West 126 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Tarrytown Rd., Ste. 1488, White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2713 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of St Katherine Investor (Hamptons) LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Greenhaven Rd., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2714 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of BH 56 East 130 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Tarrytown Rd., Ste. 1488, White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2715 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of BH 608 West 148 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Tarrytown Rd., Ste. 1488, White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2716 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of For mation of 151 Sanford Enterprises LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 801 Bronx River Rd., Ste. 5D, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2717 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of SDT International LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 10/7/11. Office location: Bronx 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. DE address of LLC: 701 Pencader Dr., Newark, DE 19702. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2718 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of JTR 08 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 331 N. Main St., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2721 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Amber Tree Service LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/20/13. Office 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: 12 Orchard Hill Rd., Katonah, NY 10536, Attn: Stuart C. Levine, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2722 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of Nolex Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/10/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 7/17/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Fifth Season Financial, 1 N. Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., White Plains, NY 10601, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2723 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of HFZ Real Estate Development Associates IV LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/27/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 600 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 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. filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2724 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Qualification of HFZ Real Estate Development Associates V LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/27/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 600 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 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. filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2725 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Building 131 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 63 Flushing Ave, Unit 100, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2726 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 533 Clinton St, #3B, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2727 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14 Notice of Formation of Orenmott 2 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 223 Walker Pl., West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2728 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14 Notice of Formation of PSCHWEKY, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/10/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 185 Madison Ave, 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. The name and address of the registered agent is Richard Klein, Esq., 185 Madison Ave, 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2729 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Notice of Formation of East Flatbush LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/3/13. Office 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# 2732 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

1155 Company LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o US Corp Agents 7014 13th Ave. #202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2733 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Jane Carlin Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/31/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address 906 President St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2734 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Fou Gallery, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/28/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 535 Dean St. #507 Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2735 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

1240 Pacific LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/27/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Thomas 1240 Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2736 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Think Creative USA LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/29/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 141 Columbia Heights #5C Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2737 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Blf Group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 20 Squadron Blvd. #325 New City, NY 10956 . Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2738 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Vagabonde productions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/15/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 95 Wall St. #1705 New York, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2744 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Next act 2 Follow LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/27/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 120 E. 34th St. #11H New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2745 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

Amongst Elite LLC Authority filed SSNY 11/26/13. Office:NY Co. LLC formed NJ 10/8/12 and currently active. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 7 Arden Ct. Old Bridge, NJ 08857.Cert of Regis. filed NJ State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2746 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

The law firm of walsh grasso & lefebvre, LLP Cert. of Regis. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail copy to 51-06 Overbrook St. Douglaston, NY 11362. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2747 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1275477 has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Cafe under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 40-12 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY 11104 for on-premise consumption. La Hoguera Paisa Restaurant & Bakery Corp. JP# 2748 2/21,28/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a License, Number 1276355 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Japanese Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at: 8619 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11209 for On-premise consumption. Mori Sushi Inc. JP# 2749 2/21,28/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Serial # 1275989 for Restaurant Beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 35-11 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105 for on-premises consumption. YGRW LLC. JP# 2750 2/21,28/14

Eurotake LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/2/13. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 572 Route 303 Blauvelt, NY 10913 . Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2739 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1276498 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 57 First Ave. New York, NY for on-premises consumption. Eric That Corporation. JP# 2751 2/21,28/14

Onestream Software LLC Authority filed SSNY 2/3/14. Office: Rockland Co. LLC formed MI 11/15/12. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 425 S. Main St. #203 Rochester, MI 48307. Cert of Formation filed MI SOS, P.O. Box 30054, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2740 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1276324 for On-Premise 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 162-05 Crocheron Ave, Flushing, NY for onpremises consumption. 162D & Y Corp. JP# 2752 2/21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Integrated Luminosity LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Daniel Hedaya, 2114 E. 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2757 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of BIPO Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926, Attn: David A. Manko, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2758 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Talluci’s Pizza, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/10/14. 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, 54 Knowles St., Plainview, NY 11803, Attn: Ronald Cataffo. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2759 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 201 Chauncey Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 81-21 Kent Street, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2760 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Foley Carrier Insurance Services, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/6/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, CT 06160. DE address of LLC: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2761 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of APNY RE Garden City, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/10/14. 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, c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2762 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of CHV 560 WINTHROP STREET, L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc., 1720 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2099. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2763 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1276499 for On-Premise 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 324 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY for on-premises consumption. Tobiko Buffet Inc. JP# 2753 2/21,28/14

Magaziner Vocal Studio LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Badiene Magaziner, 10 W 66th St Apt 27J, NY, NY 10023-6213. Purpose: General. JP# 2764 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Supreme Productions & Entertainment L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/28/13. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1670 Watson Ave. #5D Bronx, NY 10472. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2742 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of D.B.X. Vending LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 12-9-13. 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: United States Corporation Agents, INC. 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2754 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

553 4th LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Frenkel, Hershkowitz & Shafran, LLP, 49 W 37th Street 9th Fl, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 2765 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Richard rosario photography LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/3/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 911 Revere Ave. Bronx, NY 10465. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2743 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14

CH Capital Group LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 747 Middle Neck Rd, #200, Great Neck, NY 11024. General Purposes. JP# 2755 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Belleau Technologies LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 260 W 54 Street Ste 46E, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: General. JP# 2766 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Steven C. Kletzkin, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/2014. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC, 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Purpose: the profession of law; any lawful act or activity JP# 2741 2/14,21,28,3/7,14,21/14


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Diane Passage LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. 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 Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 2767 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

165 Diamond Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Young, Klein & Lontos, P.C., 86-25 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: General. JP# 2781 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Kiscona Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;y of State (SSNY) 2/4/14. 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 11 Deerfield Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2810 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qual. of WBSH Met Tower LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 2/10/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 2/3/14. 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. filed with Secy. Of State Of DE, Div. Of Corporations, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2782 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qualification of Electronic Commodities Exchange, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. Principal business address: 30 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601. LP formed in DE on 4/7/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of general partner available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2797 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of DESIGN 4 REMODEL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/13/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 45 Tamarack Ln., Pomona, NY 10970. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#2811 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Jeweltek Security LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2530 Independence Ave Unit 1K, Riverdale, NY 10463. Purpose: General. JP# 2768 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

N o t i c e o f Q u a l i f i c a t i o n o f JA N S Y PACKAGING, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/10/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/05/12. Princ. office of LLC: 225 North Rt. 303, Congers, NY 10920. 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. office. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey Bullock, Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 2793 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

LAWRENCE RUCK, D.C., PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/5/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 200 S. Broadway #2-3 Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2808 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Parker & Todd LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/17/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Thomas M. Lancia, PLLC 22 Cortlandt St., 16th Flr. New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2807 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Find Style LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1927 Hennessy Pl, Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: General. JP# 2769 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Atlantic Hill Residence LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1010 Northern Blvd Ste 232, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 2770 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Atiman LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4 Wilben Ct, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: General. JP# 2771 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

SL Gateway II LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: General. JP# 2772 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Picture Perfect Photo Booths, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 69 Waterside Close, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: General. JP# 2773 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Casco NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. 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 Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 2774 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

2638 Ford Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2636 Ford St, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: General. JP# 2775 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Ore Commercial Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/08. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Boaz Gilad, 472 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: General. JP# 2776 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Karen Bridbord & Associates LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 765 Union St #1, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: General. JP# 2777 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

288 19th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 86-25 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: General. JP# 2778 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

758 Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/23/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5110 7 Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: General. JP# 2779 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

442 Union St LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Young, Klein & Lontos, P.C., 86-25 Lefferts Blvd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: General. JP# 2780 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Qual. of The Directive Group LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/16/14 in Westchester Co. Formed in DE: 2/13/04. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 1451A Rte 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755. Foreign add: 1013 Centre Rd Ste 403-A, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock- Secy Of State, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 2783 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Qual. of Rx Of Boca LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/21/14 in Westchester Co. Formed in FL: 7/2/10. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Jillene Singh, Esq., 4800 N Federal Hwy Ste B200, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Foreign add: 5801 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487. Arts. of Org. filed with Ken Detzner, Dept Of State, Div. Of Corporations, Clifton Bldg, 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: General. JP# 2784 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Feller energy law group, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/17/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Natara G. Feller 159 20th St. #2B Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2785 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Ilana masri speech-language pathology, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/13/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 951B East 27th St. Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2786 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Aim Fitness NYC, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Amu Schulster 257 Gold Street #505 Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2787 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Brooklyn peanut butter company, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/20/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 440 Kent Ave. PH3B Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2788 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Bar chuko bushwick LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/28/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1138 Ocean Ave. #2E Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2789 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Higgli LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/3/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1425 35th St. #4 Brooklyn, NY 11218 Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2790 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Brooklyn Harbor Jetski LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 3000 Ocean Pkwy #16M Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2791 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

All level fitness LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/1/13. Office:Bronx 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# 2792 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Qualification of Tongues Out Capital, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/2/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 W 25th St, Apt 1F, New York, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2794 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

720 LINDEN PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/10/2005. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 310 85TH St., Ste. A-2, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 2795 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of GF Montels, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/28/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 4 Beacon Way, Suite 16, Jersey City, NJ 07304, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 2796 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of 445 Bainbridge Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 330070 Brooklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2798 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Alan J. Bennett, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2357 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2799 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of Linden Realty Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/26/12. Office 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# 2800 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of HealthStat Distributors LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2801 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Raj Marajh Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 245-59 148th Dr., Rosedale, NY 11422. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2802 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of Stratford Capital Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Longwood Xing St, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2803 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Notice of Formation of Broker Genius LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1159 Beach 9th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2804 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Notice of Formation of Tixonomy Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1159 Beach 9th St, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2805 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

Ipmb Plus Family Limited Partnership Cert. of Lim. Partnership. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/12/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LP upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Philip Teller Esq. 400 2nd Ave. #17D New York, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 2806 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14 Yasuyo takeo graphic design LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/7/12. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 130 Sterling St. #2 Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2809 2/21,28,3/7,14,21,28/14

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America’s Earliest Jews (Continued from Front Page)

Jews settled were on the islands of Sao Tome and Principe Island; Jewish settlers established communities there as early as 1500. From those islands Jewish settlement expanded into Brazil. Simultaneously, a large number of Portuguese and Spanish refugees settled in Amsterdam. They established contacts in South America and sent for their co-religionists, including craftsmen and professionals, to populate the expanding colonies. Among the Dutch Jewish settlers was a shipload of 600 Jews who left Amsterdam in 1642 for Brazil. The distinguished scholars Moses Raphael de Aguilar and Isaac Aboab da Fonseca were on board. Rabbi da Fonseca was appointed rabbi in Recife, where the largest Jewish community was located, at the Kahal Zur Yisrael synagogue. There, most of the inhabitants were Portuguese Sephardic Jews. The synagogue had a mikveh, a yeshiva and a cemetery. Historical records show that Jews in Brazil helped start the sugar industry, and built bridges, roads and a basic sewage system. Some worked as financiers and brokers. At its height in 1645, the Jewish community of Recife numbered 1,630 members. When the Portuguese captured the territory in 1654 the majority of the Jews were killed, expelled or forced to go into hiding by the Portuguese Inquisition. Some of the Jews of Recife took refuge in Serido, a town in the Brazilian interior, while others converted and lived as Christians or as crypto-Jews. The Portuguese allowed the Jews some rights as Dutch citizens and numerous Jews succeeded in emigrating from South America. Their journeys were treacherous and the groups faced storms and pirates. Many went to the Dutch Islands of St. Thomas, Curaçao and Barbados or the British colonies in Jamaica or Surinam where they established new communities.

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n 1654 a group of 23 Jews sailed on the Saint Catherine. Their original destination was the Caribbean but the Spanish thwarted their landing and they sailed on, arriving in New Amsterdam in September of that year. Peter Stuyvesant, the governor of New Amsterdam, tried to expel the Recife Jews as soon as they arrived, calling them a “deceitful race” and “the hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ.” He warned that the Jews would bring harm the new colony. But the Jews were able to make contact with co-religionists in Amsterdam who prevailed on the Dutch West India Company to overrule Stuyvesant’s objections. On the grounds that Jews had been loyal and economically productive residents of Holland and that the same level of loyalty could be expected in the new colony, the Dutch West India Company ruled that Jews would be welcome to live and work in New Amsterdam. This group established the Sheraith Israel – Remnants of Israel – congregation which remains, to this day, an Orthodox Sephardic synagogue. Once the first Jewish community had been established in New Amsterdam, other Jews began to immigrate. The next center of Jewish life to develop was in Newport, Rhode Island. Jews from Holland, Spain and Portugal – many of whom had lived as crypto-Jews for several generations – as well as some Ashkenazim, started to settle in Newport in 1658. Already by 1712 the center of the Newport Jewish community was called Jew Street. The Newport Jewish community inaugurated the Touro synagogue in 1763. The Newport Touro synagogue was never officially named “Touro” – the community called itself Yeshuat Yisrael. By the mid-19th century, however, the Newport synagogue was recognized, though never formally, as the Touro Synagogue. It received this informal title in honor of one of Newport’s founding Jewish families – that of Isaac Touro, which had come from Amsterdam by way of the West Indies. Touro’s family was originally from Spain and the family name had originally been de Toro. The Touro synagogue was built with a trap door under the bimah. The hiding place was adapted from the Marrano tradition of ensuring that one existed wherever Jews might have needed to hide from soldiers of the Inquisition. During the 19th century it served as a hiding site for runaway slaves who were escaping north via the Underground Railroad. The Hebrew Cemetery on Jew Street – today’s Bellevue Avenue – has origins dating back to 1677, making it the oldest Jewish cemetery in America.

Within a few years other Jews began to arrive in America. Charleston, South Carolina, was a popular destination for these Sephardic Jews thanks to the religious tolerance established there by the South Carolina charter. This charter, drawn up by the English philosopher John Locke, granted liberty of conscience to all residents. The charter specifically mentioned Jews in its expression of freedom of religion (along with heathens and dissenters). The first Jews in Charleston were of Portuguese origin and their synagogue, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, was inaugurated in 1749 as an Orthodox Sephardic synagogue. By the early 1800s, however, a large percentage of Jewish Charleston residents were Ashkenazic immigrants from Germany and in 1828 the synagogue became affiliated with the Reform movement. Through most of the 18th century American synagogues conducted and recorded their business in Portuguese, even as their daily language was English. When the German immigration to the United States began in the 19th century, Ashkenazi traditions and culture began to dominate the American Jewish landscape. Ashkenazi dominance of America’s Jewish community solidified when the mass immigration of Eastern European Jewish immigrants began in the late 19th century.

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arly American Jewry’s liturgies and rituals were conducted in the western Sephardi tradition that developed in late 16th and early 17th century Amsterdam. While many of the members of the first American Jewish communities were of Spanish and Portuguese origins, their worship was influenced by the style of the Dutch Sephardi Jews. Scholarly Sephardi cantors succeeded in passing their repertoire down from generation to generation, with a measure of distinction that has become identified with the American brand of western Sephardi tradition. Until the middle of the 18th century the prayer books used by American Jewish synagogues were brought from Amsterdam. During Oliver Cromwell’s reign England began to allow Jews to return to the country. By the 18th century American Jews were importing Sephardi prayer books from London for use in America’s synagogues . These English prayer books included both Hebrew and English, a combination that grew increasingly popular as English became the main language of American Jews. Colonial synagogues were Orthodox. Community members preferred the unmodified traditional service. Since American Jews of Colonial times didn’t establish Talmudic academies or Jewish schools or even try to bring in rabbis who could help guide the religious life of the community (as did the Jews of the Caribbean), their religious life centered around their synagogues. American Jews came to rely on the synagogues to guide them in adhering to the Sephardi liturgical traditions. Many of these Jews may not have been observant in the “Orthodox” sense but they saw their synagogue chants and music as the primary vehicle that defined their internal Jewish identity.

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he early Sephardic synagogues had choirs whose primary function involved leading the congregation in singing and in strophic and responsorial prayers. For congregants in these synagogues the choir would provide a model that they could follow through the service. Throughout the 18th century in Colonial America most of the liturgical tunes were rendered with no harmonization — even when a lay “choir” provided vocal timbre or functioned as an adjunct to the chazzan in leading the congregation. In the 19th century the Sephardic synagogues began to harmonize most of the traditional tunes in four parts, sung chorally in adult male-choir renditions with soprano, alto, tenor, bass or with two tenors, a bass and two baritones/basses. Before that, and certainly throughout the 18th century in Colonial America, liturgical melodies were rendered with no harmonization — even when a lay “choir” functioned as an adjunct to the chazzan in leading the congregation and also in providing variety in vocal timbre. Octaves were included if boys were involved in the choirs. Some of the colonial melodies of note include: Baruch Haba (Tehillim 118:26-29) The last passage of Hallel was often sung as a welcome for weddings and other life-cycle events. The Sephardi melody includes a number of variations and is often used when singing Shirat HaYam. It is also used for the Spanish Bendigamos hymn, similar to the Birkat HaMazon prayer recited after meals by all Jews. The musical notations were found in a Dutch manuscript that dates back to the 18th century; many Sephardim believe the

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Baruch Haba tune is an ancient Sephardic melody that originated in time of early Iberian Jewish settlement. Baruch Haba was sung in 1782 when Mikve Israel, the first Philadelphia synagogue, was consecrated as synagogue dignitaries circled around the chazzan’s reading stand with Sifrei Torah. The melody, also used when singing Shirah Chadashah, part of the Shacharit service, has been used extensively in other Sephardic liturgy. Megillat Eichah, chanted on Tisha B’Av, had a special significance for Sephardic Jews of Colonial America because the date of the destruction of the First and Second Temples coincided with the Spanish expulsion of 1492. The lyric poetry of Eichah describes the unbearable sadness and desolation of Jerusalem after the destruction of the First Temple and it is used in combination with the kinot of medieval Hebrew poets to illustrate catastrophes and massacres the Jewish world has ensured. All communities have their own specific cantillation pattern for the Book of Eichah. Colonial synagogues used the cantillation that was traditional to Portuguese communities and was later adopted by the Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam and the American colonies. A Lisbon manuscript, believed to date prior to the Spanish Expulsion, provides indications of the exact Portuguese melody for the Book of Eichah as adopted by the Amsterdam community in the 17th century. In America the chazzan Mendes Seixas continued to chant the traditional tunes of Eichah that have come down to Tisha B’Av observance today. Some researchers believe the tunes were copied from Italian Baroque melodies. Recordings of many of these melodies and additional colonial American music can be found at the Lowell Milken Archives of Jewish Music (www.milkenarchive. org/volumes/view/1).

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he idea that America’s first Jews were not as religiously observant as their co-religionists in other areas of the world has been challenged with new research into the mystical practices of many of the first Jewish inhabitants of North America. And anecdotal writings of Jewish and Christian Americans from the era speak of a devout community of committed American Jews. The Spanish and Portuguese expulsions raised messianic hopes and mystical aspirations of Jews worldwide who saw, in the turmoil, the hope that the era would bring the Messiah. Many of the most prominent Sephardic leaders of the era were imbued with these expectations. As was true in Spain, Portugal and Amsterdam, the line that divided mystical and magical beliefs from modern thinking was a thin one. Menasseh ben Israel, a Dutch rabbi who promoted Jewish settlement in the New World, wrote that he “conceived that our universal dispersion was a necessary circumstance, to be fulfilled, before all that shall be accomplished which the Lord hath promised to the people of the Jews, concerning their restoration and their returning again into their own land.” Rabbi Menasseh wrote these words when the synagogue of Recife was still functioning, but following the demise of the Jewish community in Brazil new Jewish settlements throughout the Caribbean and in North America adopted the same outlook: that the upheavals of the times were both the harbinger and the instrument of messianic redemption. The names the Jews of the new American settlements chose for their synagogues reflect their mystical and messianic tendencies. Synagogues in Philadelphia, Jamaica, Savannah and Curacao took on the name Mikve Yisrael – the name of Rabbi Menassah’s book that echoed Yirmiyahu’s promise “O Hope of Mikveh Israel, its deliverer in the time of trouble.” The first synagogue in New York based its name, Shearith Israel, on Micah’s prophecy “I will bring together the remnant of Shearith Israel.” In Barbados the synagogue was named Nidheh Israel based on Isaiah’s prophecy “He will hold up a signal to the nations and assemble the banished of Nidheh Israel and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. In Suriname the synagogue’s name, Berachah VeShalom came from a verse in the Zohar – “Where is the Garden of Eden? There are found the treasures of good life, berachah veshalom.” Laurie Rappeport is a native of Detroit who has been living in Safed, Israel, for almost 30 years. She teaches Judaism and Israel-related subjects online to afternoon Hebrew School students in the United States and is active in trying to bring the Jewish Educator Awards to Israel.


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FAMILY ISSUES NAOMI MAUER AND SHANDEE FUCHS, EDITORS

Torah & Psychological Insights Into Relationships By Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW Chaya Feuerman, LCSW

When You Think Your Child Is Engaged To The Wrong Person (Conclusion) Last week we discussed specific ground rules for how to broach this delicate issue with your child. Let us now focus on some basic preventative measures to prepare your child for the most important choice of his or her lifetime. Marriage Preparation Begins At Birth A child’s relationship and attachment style to others is greatly influenced by the attachment patterns that were created in childhood. Though we believe that early childhood emotional experiences have a strong impact, we also believe people are dynamic, and in the here and now, new experiences can bring about new beliefs and behaviors. A parent can have strong positive or negative influences on a child’s development way, way past childhood. One of the most important psychological skills that your child needs to have in order to succeed in marriage is called Self/Other Differentiation. Differentiation is not a skill that is taught like math or Gemara, it is an emotional and maturational level of character development. Self/Other Differentiation is the ability to simultaneously be attuned and aware of one’s own feelings and beliefs, while also being able to see another’s feelings and beliefs through his or her eyes. Parents have the opportunity to model this behavior all the time, when they talk and disagree with each other, as well as when they talk and argue with their children. It is never too early or too late to start doing this. The reason this skill is so crucial for a successful marriage is that every relationship has incompatibilities, disappointments and gaps and it is foolish to define a “good” relationship as one that has no arguments, pain or disappointments. Rather, success Simcha and Chaya Feuerman provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Their offices are located in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. To contact them, call 718-793-1376 or e-mail them at simcha_chaya@excite. com.

Genetic Testing By Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Director, Puah Institute One of the issues discussed during a recent conference sponsored by the Puah Institute was genetic testing; specifically, what testing should be offered. In order to better understand the question, we first need to review the subject of genetic testing. Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian friar, grew thou-

is built on how these matters are handled. When a person is able to see himself and his needs objectively and see his spouse’s needs subjectively, then there is basis for resolving almost any problem. Not only does this ability to differentiate help promote a relationship, it can also allow your child to detach from an emotional relationship if, for whatever reason, the objective facts indicate that it is not likely to succeed. This is because he or she can distinguish and understand the various needs and feelings on both sides of the relationship, allowing for greater clarity and decisiveness. But What If They Are Already Married? Once a couple gets married, it is indeed a very different story. Even when you see many red flags, at this point in time, your child-in-law is now family. You would not disown your own flesh and blood despite these red flags, and so too you must treat your child-in-law with the same respect and love up until the point that your child tells you the marriage is over. If you see your child is in marital distress, you must ask what he or she wants you to do, “Do you want help staying in the marriage, or help to leave it?” If your child doesn’t know what he or she wants, you must err on the side of safety and treat his or her spouse with all the loyalty due to a child. This is an important, loving and responsibility-inducing message to give over to your child. By invitation only, you can sparingly share general advice and hadracha about marriage, but absolutely do not play marriage therapist to your child by advising him or her on how to handle various matters. For those needs, direct your child to a competent professional. One final word: If your child appears to be a victim of domestic abuse, you can and should take a more directive role, as victims of abuse can be too fearful to leave. However, this too can be subject to misinterpretation and should be done under the guidance of a

sands of pea plants and observed that there were inherited traits passed on from a plant to its offspring. However, there were other traits that seemed to skip generations. He understood that some traits are recessive and, though not expressed in every generation, do remain in one’s genetic makeup. Mendel’s findings were totally ignored during his lifetime, only to be rediscovered after his death. Nevertheless, he is generally considered to be the father of modern genetics. Indeed, today we refer to Mendelian Inheritance in order to explain the method by which genetic traits are passed from generation to generation. What is fascinating is that the Talmud also presents a complex picture of Mendelian Inheritance. The Gemara in Yevamot (64b) cites the case of a woman who gives birth to a son who tragically dies after his circumcision. While the Gemara does not specify the baby’s ailment, we can assume that he suffered from hemophilia, a hereditary disease that adversely affects the body’s ability to coagulate (i.e.

The goal of these articles are to inform and educate. For answers to specific questions, please contact your posek or physician. Puah’s rabbinical counselors can be reached at 718-336-0603 or puahfamily@gmail.com

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 MEIR KIN of Los Angeles, California, issued by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, and Rabbi Avrohom Union, June 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. DAVID NAHMANNY of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, June 2012

professional who knows how to distinguish between a case of high-conflict marriage and an abusive marriage, which are not the same at all, though they may appear to be similar.

control) the clotting of the blood. Hemophilia is an X-linked recessive genetic disorder more likely to affect men than women. Women have two X chromosomes while men have only one; therefore, a disease that is carried on the X chromosome will affect men who do not have enough of the normal chromosome to overcome the disorder. In this specific case, the baby’s blood would have problems clotting, and he would therefore bleed to death. (It is important to note that today he would be given coagulating agents prior to his circumcision, so as not to endanger his life.) The Gemara goes on to tell us that this same woman subsequently gave birth to a second baby who also died as a result of circumcision. After a lengthy debate, it was decided that if she were to have another boy he would not be obliged to undergo circumcision, since – though not absolutely certain – the probability that he had hemophilia would be high and the procedure could endanger his life. This halachic decision is significant: Chazal obviously concluded that hemophilia is a familial genetic disor-

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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES Asperger’s: Overhype Or Reality? Dear Rachel, Regarding the letter from “A Flabbergasted Mom” (Chronicles, Jan. 31) whose 12-year old son is said to have Asperger’s Syndrome: What’s with the inordinate amount of kids these days who are supposedly suffering from one “condition” or another and, worse yet, are being medicated? How is it that in the ‘60s, ‘70s or even ‘80s terms like ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and the like were relatively obscure? I’m not trying to say that we were all uniformly well behaved in those days, or that we didn’t have our fair share of unruly, unmannerly and lazy kids. In fact, I remember staying far away from my best friend’s house whenever I knew her younger brother would be around. He was notorious on our block for his wild antics and I was afraid to get anywhere near him. But I can assure you of one thing: he wasn’t put on meds. And I can also tell you firsthand that he turned out just fine. Overkill perhaps? Dear Rachel, As I was reading the letter from Flabbergasted Mom, I wondered where I’d be today had my own mother taken me for a psychiatric evaluation when I was a spaced out, unmotivated kid who played hooky more often than I care to disclose. In class I was the perpetual daydreamer and would generally opt for my own company than that of my peers. Today I am baruch Hashem a settled and happily married family man. Though I confess to preferring a quiet night at home with my wife rather than be out socializing, we frequently host family and friends for Shabbosim, as well as for longer-term visits. The point I’m getting at is – G-d only knows where and who I’d be today had I been placed on meds as a child. There but for the grace of G-d… Dear Readers, Your combined thoughts are on the minds of

many. Let’s educate ourselves a bit to clear the fog. Asperger’s was actually first recognized as an official disorder in 1992 (though it was discovered long before then by Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician). This syndrome was added to the DSM-4 (4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic reference book, in 1994. Point being, we would have been unlikely to hear about Asperger’s way back when. So what happened to all the children “on the spectrum” who grew up without being diagnosed or treated? Well, on the one hand there were far fewer occurrences of autistic children born years ago. By some estimates, there has been a staggering 600 percent increase in just the last two decades, which has led to a widely-held belief that environmental factors play a much bigger part in ASD than had been speculated. Then on the other hand, we can reflect upon how differently adults who are today diagnosed with various so-called personality disorders might have turned out had they received appropriate treatment much earlier on in their lives. Asperger’s syndrome is defined by specific criteria, the most prevalent being the lack of a natural instinct to read social cues, making it difficult for Aspies to interact with others. They also tend to develop an intense interest in one or limited areas; develop rigid rituals; may appear physically awkward; speak in a monotonous, robotic manner; avoid direct eye contact in a discussion – yet they are usually very bright and exceptionally skilled/talented in a particular area. (Unfortunately, their nerdy-like persona makes them especially vulnerable to bullying.) One or another of these symptoms displayed by a child doesn’t necessarily indicate Asperger’s; it’s rather a combination of symptoms that is present in the diagnosed Aspie. (Only a professional with expertise in this area should be assessing an individual

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Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

The Social Side Of Dyslexia It really is annoying when you can’t read black on white, You just get lost so easily because you can’t tell left from right. When words all look like pictures and letters jump around, And mathematics baffles you because it has no sound. I’m capable, articulate and speak with true conviction,

Yet it’s written works and reading words that highlight my affliction. Sometimes I worry silently, the fear just makes me sick, I fear that people judge me because they think I’m “thick.” So I offer up this silent prayer to ease my troubled mind, Let others see me, as I am, intelligent and kind.

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 rifkaschonfeld@verizon.net.

for this disorder.) The intensity of symptoms determines the Aspie’s level of functionality and varies among individuals with AS. Some children already display symptoms in their toddler years, while others are diagnosed much later on in their teen years. Still others first discover they fit the Asperger’s mold as adults. In answer to Flabbergasted Mom’s dilemma regarding medication, there really is no known medication to “fix” Asperger’s. The purpose of meds is to treat the anxiety or depression that may co-exist with AS. The Aspie child knows he or she is different but cannot reason why, which compounds the conflict of emotions accompanying the syndrome. Dr. Mini Verter, a noted child psychiatrist, was kind enough to send us a detailed letter outlining the various meds used to treat the gamut of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). (Asperger’s was included, controversially, in the new autism spectrum disorder criteria in May 2013, in the revised edition of the DSM-5.) Dr. Verter has also weighed in with some sound judgment to allay some of Flabbergasted Mom’s trepidation: What works for one child might not work with another child with the exact same symptoms. There are children/teens on high doses of several medications that do not work at all and who might need behavioral interventions that may or may not work. There are also children who have many symptoms that disappear as they grow older. Parents need not feel pressured to always rush with medication, which may or may not be helpful. They should consider behavioral management interventions, adapted to the child in certain situations, such as buying one outfit the child likes in several sizes, social skills training, occupational therapy for sensory issues and anger management training. Medication can always be considered if other interventions have not worked. When using medication, start with the lowest doses and go slowly with increases and decreases. Also, be well educated about ASD. Thank you, Dr. Verter, for sharing your wisdom with us, and thank you to all of our readers who took the time to write. Note to G.R. (whose Letter To The Editor appeared in the Feb. 7 Family Issues section): You say you would advise Flabbergasted Mom that there’s nothing wrong with her son, that most normal kids misbehave and that he needs no therapy or medication. You boldly assume, “You have not made him stop, and so he doesn’t.” All he really needs, according to you, is discipline. I’m glad you were there, my friend, to see firsthand what this family has been through. The only words I have for you are the words of Chazal: Al tadin es chavercha ad shetagia limkomo – do not judge your fellow until you have reached his makom, his place. Please feel the struggle that I face each and every day, Dyslexia is not a myth, it’s real and here to stay. — Teedy Dawn The above poem not only highlights the academic issues associated with dyslexia – “can’t read black on white” – but also the social stigmas, “let others see me, as I am.” While dyslexia is an “academic” problem, it is fraught with social repercussions. Children with dyslexia can often have problems with their peers and classmates. Whereas people used to believe that emotional disorders caused dyslexia, experts now agree that this is quite the opposite. Children who are dyslexic experience no trouble socially until they begin to learn to read and write in kindergarten. Early reading instruction does not match their learning style – and that is where the problems arise! Time and again, dyslexic children hear, “He’s such a smart kid. If only he would try harder, he would succeed.” Ironically, no one knows just how hard these children are trying, yet they continue to fail misera-

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FAMILY ISSUES

Parenting Simply By Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP

Dear Adina, Whenever I ask my children to help around the house all they do is whine and complain. They tell me it’s too hard for them or they don’t have time, or they say that I only ask them, not their siblings. I am getting really annoyed. I work and I need their help. Do you have any suggestions? A Harried Mom Dear Harried Mom, Thanks so much for your question. This is a universal problem and many parents are stymied by their children’s reluctance to help out. Don’t give up and don’t let the whining and complaining stop you from getting the help you need. Not only will you have less to do, but the children will feel proud of themselves when they act as a responsible member of their family unit. Here are some simple ways to help you put a stop to the whining and complaining and get your children working: Try to overlook the whining and complaining. It is natural for children to try to get out of doing what they are asked to do. Don’t get bogged down in arguments and lectures: “I can’t believe you, I ask you to do one thing and all you do is complain and whine!” Just repeat your request kindly and firmly: “I hear how much you dislike taking out the garbage. The garbage needs to be taken out now.” Be proactive. In sports, the best defense is an of-

fense. It works in parenting too. So it would be even best to preempt your initial request with: “I need some help and I don’t have time for complaints. If you want, we can discuss the problems you are having with taking out the garbage, after dinner.” Use pat phrases. You might also want to have some standard lines to help you get through the rough spots. If they say, “Why do I always have to clean up? I always clean up. She never cleans up!” You can answer, “In this family we help each other.” Or “This family works together to get household jobs done.” “Daddy and I try to give everyone in this family what they need.” “Sometimes you do more, sometimes she does more. That is how it works.” “The jobs are divided as fairly as we can, according to your age and ability.” You can also try mixing the last two: “I try to make the jobs as fair as possible; sometimes you get more to do and sometimes your siblings get more to do.” Let your kids figure it out. To stop the whining and complaining altogether, you might want to have a family meeting (or if it is a problem with only one child, a meeting with that one child.) Try to use neutral language, and limit the finger pointing. “I am getting frustrated. I feel that when jobs need to be done there’s a lot of whining and complaining. What can we do to put a stop to it? How can we work it out so that there is more job satisfaction around here?” Give them a bit of time to whine and complain, but then try to move the conversation in a more positive direction. “So Max, I hear you saying that you have a lot of

Adina Soclof is the director of Parent Outreach for A+ Solutions, facilitating “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” She also runs ParentingSimply. com and is available for speaking engagements. She can be reached via her website, www.parentingsimply.com.

homework and don’t have time to do the dishes at night. Sara, you don’t like sweeping, and Max teases you and won’t move out of the way when you want to sweep. Sam, you don’t like the spray you have to use to wipe down the table. I am glad you told me this. Let’s put our heads together and see if we can come with any ideas that could work. “ Don’t despair; you might have to have a few brainstorming sessions until you have some workable solutions. Try to appreciate your kids and the way their minds work. Enjoy their wacky ideas as much as their practical ones. Check your own behavior. You might also want to do some soul searching. Do you complain when you are doing jobs around the house? You might want to put on some upbeat music and smile, at least when your kids are around. Show Appreciation. Although it is annoying to have to listen to the complaints, you might want to commend and praise them for finally helping out. It is hard to do things that you don’t want to do. And really, it is the end result that counts. I have one child who will use every means at his disposal to get out of his job, including a really good sulky look, along with a long suffering sigh, and an “I always do all the work around here.” I try to be kind and firm, “I know you don’t want to do it. I hear that it’s hard for you. The job needs to be done, and it needs to be done now.” I also use my pat phrase, “I try to make the jobs as fair as possible; sometimes you get more to do and sometimes your siblings get more to do.” After a minute of sulking (really he is just trying to save face), he will do his job. I will whisper to him: “You took out the garbage. You didn’t want to and you did it. I appreciate your hard work.” Whining and complaining do not need to keep you from getting your kids to help out. Having pat phrases, being proactive, brainstorming solutions, checking your own behavior and showing appreciation can be the answers you need to help your kids do what needs to be done.

Are Parents Obligated To Keep And Raise An Infant Born With Down Syndrome – And is This a Question We Should Even Be Asking? By Rabbi Dr. Eliezer and Mrs. Chana Goldstock The original set of Luchos were created in a completely perfect form by Hashem, yet they were delivered in a less than perfect physical condition; they were smashed into many pieces. However, they retained their kedusha and were kept in the Aron beside the second and perfectly complete luchos that were crafted as replacements. It seems we are to keep them in a most splendid, noble, and righteous setting. Children born with Down syndrome were also created completely perfect by Hashem, but were delivered in a less than perfect physical condition. What is the value of a child with Down syndrome? For that matter, what is the value of any child and how is that value established? Man’s true dignity, his sanctity, comes from his being capable of being in the presence of G-d. Man’s humanness is found in his capacity for a relationship with G-d. Everything G-d created was made with its own limit and simultaneously with a specific intent. G-d does not make mistakes when creating human beings. Only human beings make mistakes, as a result of their ignorance. In other words, everything and everyone is perfect in His eyes; it is our eyes that need correcting. Having a baby is our way of shouting to the world that, with G-d’s help, we can produce the likeness of ourselves in some small way that will reflect the best that we are and can offer. We would certainly never pray to have a differently-abled child, yet we must reach the point where we can accept it as G-d’s will. We must state at the onset that we believe children born with Down syndrome do not belong in facilities, group homes or institutions. The absence of parents and siblings to emulate, to love and be loved by, is the resultant tragic loss in these placements. Life is often inconvenient. However, inconvenience is

only a good reason to buy a new mop or to forgo a vacation. It is never a solid enough reason to give over care of a child to another. Once the decision has been made to keep our children at home, we must find a way to educate them properly. If we, as a community, are willing to invest the time and money in the process of educating a child, then that student has a sense of value. If on the other hand we are investing our time and resources in preventing a child from fully participating then we are expressing our devaluation of that child by simply excluding him from the classroom. A child’s value and worth is determined first by affirming an identity. It is our obligation as adults to develop that identity in the most unique and dynamic method available. Since every child develops at his or her own unique pace it is normal then to expect that this process is never completed. Therefore, at every level of progress we can expect ever-increasing improvement. This process is not one of free will. That is, even though we are all free to choose our destiny, it is the lack of free choice that is the ultimate limitation and final determinant for the child born with a handicap. So it is the adults in the life of a child who will in the end decide how that child is to be educated and how his or her unique and very special identity will be shaped. The adults in this child’s life are his/her free choice. Are we not always striving to negate our physical, material essence and working to develop our spiritual or divine soul? How then can we allow another’s journey to be limited by our inability to accept his/her probabilities of success? We must remember that there is an inner desire to be accepted and fully participate on the part of the

handicapped amongst us, though they may not be able to fully express it. Our yeshivas must realize that inclusion does not prevent learning from taking place. It does not interfere with the teachers’ ability to teach. It does not cost any more than accommodating a child with ADD and even though it is not yet fully understood it improves the middos of the typical children in the classroom.* In any specific situation there needs to be some beneficial yet correct communal response. In Vayikra (25:35) we are taught, “If your fellow amongst you becomes needy…you should support him…” This is explained to mean that he should be supported as soon as he begins to fall, for if not it will become concomitantly more difficult to do so with the passage of time (see Rashi). In the case of a child born with a disability or a handicap, early intervention is the ideal model. To delay a response at this or at any other point in his or her development is to wait until a visible crisis arises. The earlier we give assistance, the greater its benefit. Rabbi and Mrs. Goldstock have been working with the Down syndrome population for fifty years. They are the parents of three children born with Down syndrome, the youngest of whom is currently serving in the IDF. They can be reached at www.hearttoheartamerican.org or via e-mail at rabbigoldstock@gmail.com. *In over 50 studies comparing academic performance of children in mainstreamed versus segregated students with mild handicapping conditions, the mean academic performance of the integrated group was in the 80th percentile while the segregated group was in the 50th percentile.” (Weiner, R., 1985, Impact on Schools, Capitol Publications)


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FAMILY ISSUES Puah Continued from p.F1 der that affected all the boys in this particular family. The Talmud and halachic seforim contain several examples of an understanding of Mendelian Inheritance. Another example is the Gemara (Yevamot 64b) that states â&#x20AC;&#x153;a man should not marry a woman from the family of nichfin or from the family of metzoraim, if this is already established three times.â&#x20AC;? Metzoraim are those affected by tzaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;at, often called leprosy, but it could refer to any disfiguring skin disease. Alternatively, the word metzoraim could mean â&#x20AC;&#x153;smittenâ&#x20AC;? and could suggest any familial disease. Rashi translates the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;nichfinâ&#x20AC;? simply as ill, but is usually understood to be a reference to epilepsy or a similar ailment. There is a genetic component to leprosy as well as to other serious and obvious skin ailments such as neurofibromatosis (called NF) and Familial Mediterranean fever (called MFM). Epilepsy is also associated with a genetic disorder and therefore in both these cases the Talmud stipulated that one must refrain from marrying a woman from a family in which this was repeated at least three times, i.e. we see that the entire family is affected. It should be stressed that since today we can treat many genetic disorders, even though we cannot cure them, and we have the ability to perform genetic testing,

Schonfeld Continued from p.F2 bly because their minds simply do not work the way normative reading instruction is taught. Their frustration mounts and they begin to think that it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;terribleâ&#x20AC;? to make a mistake. It is no wonder then that dyslexic children have trouble interacting socially. Below, I have outlined some of the specific social problems children with dyslexia may experience: Anxiety. Anxiety is the most frequent emotional symptom reported by dyslexic adults. Because children with dyslexia anticipate failure, they become anxious when facing new situations. This anxiety can also lead them to avoid homework or participate in school activities. It is not that they are not interested or that they are lazy, instead, they fear failure. Anger. Many of the emotional issues caused by dyslexia occur because of the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustration with school or social interactions. This frustration can often produce anger. While the obvious target of this anger is school and their teachers, because dyslexic

everyone should be extremely careful in deciding that a certain person or a certain family has genetic problems and should not be considered as potential spouses. What is fascinating is that the Gemara and the halachah do not say that a person should not marry a woman who is ill, rather that one should not marry into a family with an illness. This suggests that Chazal understood that certain ailments affect certain families. They did not use the term inherited genetic abnormalities but their description fits perfectly with such a condition. The Gemara (Bechorot 45b) also instructs us that a tall man should not marry a tall woman lest their children be extremely tall, a short man and a short woman should not marry lest they have very small children, a pale man and woman should not marry lest their children be very pale, and two dark people should not get married lest their children be very dark. This implies inherited traits from both parents are amplified when the genetic traits are duplicated. While we do not necessarily agree with the science of these Talmudic suggestions, the fact that Chazal comprehended the significance of Mendelian Inheritance is impressive. The mitzvah of circumcision is a very important one: If a parent does not circumcise his son he is liable for the punishment of karet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on a par with such sins as eating on Yom Kippur, eating chametz on Pesach

and doing forbidden types of work on Shabbat. Nevertheless, though in this particular Talmudic case we cannot know for sure that the third son actually has hemophilia, the concern for human life and Chazalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehension of the possible risk of death override the obligation to circumcise the child. The Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 263:2) says that this law would apply even if the couple was to get divorced: If the man were to remarry, any sons he would subsequently father would not be obligated to undergo circumcision. Rabi Moshe Isserlis (ad loc.), however, says that there are differing opinions: Some say that this rule would not apply to a man who fathered sons with another woman, but only to a woman who gave birth to male offspring. The Gaon of Vilna explains: Since the blood comes from the mother, and this ailment is related to blood, it is obviously transferred by women alone. The Shulchan Aruch then goes further and states that if two sisters were to have sons, and both babies died as a result of circumcision, the sons of any remaining sisters in the family would be exempt from the mitzvah of brit milah. The above discussion suggests a deep understanding of the existence of familial genetic abnormalities and the rulings seem to be based on medical information similar to the complex family history drawn up during a session of modern genetic counseling, today.

children feel safe at home, they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;ableâ&#x20AC;? to misdirect their anger at their parents. This becomes more intense as children grow, culminating in adolescence. Low self-esteem. Children who constantly feel that they are failing even when they are trying will develop a poor sense of self. Children who are dyslexic often feel that they were â&#x20AC;&#x153;luckyâ&#x20AC;? when they succeed, but that they are stupid when they fail. This low selfworth can in turn lead to less peer acceptance. Difficulty reading social cues. Dyslexic children might be oblivious to the amount of personal space needed or to facial expressions that indicate emotions. This can make it much harder to make friends. Impaired oral language. Though dyslexia primarily affects reading, it can also impair oral language functioning. Children might have trouble finding the right words or may stammer. This impaired speech can turn off their peers and make the dyslexic child seem less mature or intelligent. Trouble with sequencing. Not only do some dyslexic children have trouble with letters, they can also have trouble remembering the correct sequence of events. That means that when there is a problem on the playground, the dyslexic child might reverse the order of events (i.e. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He hit me, so I pushed him; rather than â&#x20AC;&#x153;I pushed him, so he hit meâ&#x20AC;?). For this reason, children with dyslexia are sometimes labeled liars, even if they unintentionally mix up events.

The above issues, while not primary symptoms of dyslexia, are very real side effects. Luckily, there are many things that parents can do to help their dyslexic children better socialize. First, it is important to establish a diagnosis for your child. Perhaps his struggles with reading are associated with ADHD or a processing disorder. Therefore, it is essential to get your child evaluated in order to determine exactly what is hindering his academic progress. With the diagnosis in place, you can work with a learning specialist to implement an appropriate plan of action. Then, from a young age, you must create a positive and encouraging environment. Instead of focusing on your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failures, emphasize his successes. Of course, you should continue to push your child forward, but do not concentrate on his failures. Next, find an activity that your child is particularly skilled at. Some dyslexic children are wonderful at playing musical instruments; others are extremely artistic, others,supremely athletic. Once you discover your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion, help him pursue it. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry if it is a solitary pursuit and does not involve other children. If you child excels, it will boost his self-esteem tremendously. This, in turn, will translate into a higher self-worth in other areas of his life as well. Most importantly, help your child set attainable goals. Often, he will choose unrealistic or impossible goals that will only make him feel inadequate. Setting a goal that is achievable and then encouraging your child to rejoice in his success will work wonders for his self-worth and his social IQ.

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I feel close to him there and feel more spirituality and connection while I am there. Frannie Schmerling Philadelphia Re: The Consummate Consumer, 2-7 Let Them Eat Bread – Yes: I am going to get a bread maker and do this. Thank you for the idea. I have severe carpal tunnel and it hurts to make the bread by hand. J. Torres And No: I have to admit that this article made me cringe. I grew up with a bread machine and despite the quality of breads it makes, in my opinion challah is not a “bread” to be thrown into a vat and retrieved for shaping. Yes, it’s a pain to plan for the two proofing stages but I would feel like I abused the privilege of making challah if I followed this methodology. Ellina Waldman

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T O R A H & H A S H K A FA

V’asu Li Mikdash

PTI TORAH BY RABBI BARUCH BODENHEIM

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eading this week’s parsha, we may have a question worthy of Moshe Rabbeinu himself: How can we, flesh and blood human beings, create a physical location which is a worthy residence for Hashem’s Divine Presence? Can a mere mortal build a place in this corporeal world for the Almighty, the Infinite? Yet, out of love for our Creator, each of us dreams of the day when the Beis HaMikdash will be rebuilt and the presence of Hashem will once again rest amongst us. While this is not easy, Chazal explain that Betzalel was taught how to apply the secrets of Creation and the mystical permutations of Hashem’s holy Names in order to fashion the Mishkan and its vessels.  Surprisingly, we can do the same! We can bring Hashem’s Divine Presence into this world – and we can do it individually; it does not require all of Klal Yisrael to make it happen, though we hope everyone will do the same. The Gemara in Maseches Sotah 17a

points out that the difference between the Hebrew spelling of “man” and “woman” (ish and isha) is just two letters: the yud of the ish and the heh of the isha. These two letters make up one of Hashem’s names. Rabi Akiva taught: “When there is peace and harmony between a man and his wife, then the presence of Hashem rests between them. However, if one removes Hashem’s name from ish and isha, what remains is alef, shin: aish, which is fire.” This Gemara clearly shows us that our home is literally the resting place of Hashem, our house is a Mishkan! The word Mishkan comes from the root shachen (shin, chet, nun), meaning to rest upon or dwell. The Shechina is the Presence of Hashem that can be sensed in this world. And it is brought to us through shalom, through peace. The Gemara tells of a couple that argued every erev Shabbos. A Tanna who lived near them attempted to help. One erev Shabbos during an argument they heard a knock at the door. The husband

answered and was shocked to see the saintly rav. “Come in, please, what can I do for the Rav?” the husband calmly said. The Rav came in and sat down. The wife pleasantly brought out a drink and a piece of cake. The Rav engaged the husband in a conversation about Shabbos; the wife quietly went about her preparations so as not to disturb them. The conversation continued even as the hour grew late. A few minutes before Shabbos the Rav got up, thanked his hosts and left. The husband and wife looked at each other

mony in the home opens up the house for Hashem’s Shechina. The choice is pretty obvious. Yet, in reality it’s not easy to create that harmony - sometimes it seems like it might be easier to learn the Kabbalistic permutations of Hashem’s name – all because we are selfish and focus on our needs and wants, rather than on those around us. Isn’t it ironic? To build a Mishkan, you have to make sacrifices! The Mishkan was built through nidvas lev, the giving of our hearts, a concept mentioned three

The Satan waits for opportunities to undo kedusha, particularly on erev Shabbos, when the potential to bring the Shechina into the world is great. in shock; the house was ready and not a critical word had been uttered – it was the calmest Friday ever in their house! The next week, though, the pressure of erev Shabbos began to build. Once again there was a knock on the door: the Rav had come to visit. And the third week the episode repeated itself. This time, though, there was more. As the Tanna was leaving they heard a pitiful screech: “Woe to me! He chased me away three times!” They immediately understood that their domestic acrimony and fighting had brought the yetzer hara itself into their house each week. The Satan waits for opportunities to undo kedusha, particularly on erev Shabbos, when the potential to bring the Shechina into the world is great. People are very careful about who and what they bring into their home. We are meticulous about our guests, our kids’ guests, our food and magazines and games…and we should be! So how much on guard must we be with the worst possible influence: the yetzer hara, who is the Satan! Strife in the home makes it a welcome place for him. However, har-

times in connection with the beginning of our parsha (Vayakhel 35:21-3). R` Chaim Shmulevitz, zt”l (late Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim) explains it as “they gave their hearts.” Giving your heart is how the Mishkan, the resting place for Hashem’s Shechina was built, and it is how we can turn our homes into a Mishkan as well. Shalom bayis requires us to give our heart; give up our personal desires, our impatience, our “rights” (next time you’re ready to slinga-zinger at your spouse, remember: you have the right to remain SILENT!). Don’t feel bad, either. Think of it as your personal donation to the third Beis HaMikdash; the one being built in your living room! And one more tip we can take from our parsha: when do you know you’ve given enough? When you hear those to whom you’re giving say that you’ve given enough and more! (See perek 36, pesukim 4-7). Bnei Yisroel gave and gave and gave…and so should we. That’s the formula for a successful marriage and the way to create a Mishkan in our homes.


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T O R A H & H A S H K A FA

Eishes Chayil BY BREINDY REISS

Basyah “’Vatakam biod laylah [she stood up in middle of the night]’: this refers to Basyah,* the daughter of Pharaoh; she was a gentile and became Jewish, and her name was mentioned among the righteous women because she [personally] occupied herself with [taking care of] Moshe; therefore, she merited and entered Gan Eden alive.” - Medrash Socher Tov Three months after Moshe’s birth, his mother, Yocheved, placed him in a basket at the edge of the Nile. The Medrash teaches that the Mitzriim kept a record of when Amram and Yocheved remarried, so there was no doubt that troops would soon be coming to look for a baby. Yocheved prepared a basket and, on what would later be Shavous and the day we received the Torah, she placed him among the reeds. Both Miriam and Aharon hid nearby to see what would transpire (Baal Turim, Shemos 2:6). The daughter of Pharaoh had gone down with her maidservants to a private

bathing area within the Nile. Chazal teach that the Princess of Egypt vehemently opposed her father’s idolatry and was using the water as a mikvah, as part of her conversion process. She noticed the basket a distance away and did everything possible to save the life of the child inside it. She named the infant Moshe, ki min hamayim misheseehu, because she drew him from the water. Many commentators, Sforno in particular, explain that Basyah used the name as a constant rejoinder to her adopted son to be sensitive to the needs of others and to always use his abilities to help. A quote from

Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch gives us a powerful insight into the education Moshe received in Pharaoh’s palace: “By giving him this name she said to him: All his life, he is never to forget that he was thrown into the water and that I drew him out of it. Therefore all his life is he to have a soft heart for other people’s troubles and always be on the alert to be a Moshe, a deliverer in times of distress” (Rav Hirsch Shemos 1:10). It is no wonder that the first time Moshe ventured out it was to walk amongst his brothers and to come to their assistance, even risking his life to do so. Moshe was also given names by his parents; in fact, he was given ten different names. So, why is it that the name Basyah gave him is the one used throughout the Torah? “She [Basyah] called his name Moshe. From here you learn the reward of those that do kindness with others... Even though Moshe had many names, the name designated for him throughout the entire Torah was according to the name that Bisyah,* the daughter of Pharaoh, gave him and even Hashem did not call him by any other name” (Shemos Rabba). Rabbeinu Bechayei, in his commentary on Parshas Bo, teaches that all firstborn children in Mitzrayim, male or female, died during Makas Bechoros. As Basyah was the first born in her family, she should have died that night as well. Why didn’t she? Rabbeinu Bechayei explains, “Taama ki tov sachrah, she tasted that her merchandise was good” (Mishlei) refers to her saving Moshe about whom it is said, “Vateira oso ki tov hu” (Shemos 2:2). Because Basyah

involved herself personally in saving Moshe who is called tov, “lo yichbe balayla neyrah, her candle was not extinguished at night” (Mishlei 31:16). At the time of Yetzias Mitrayim Basyah joined the Jewish people. She converted properly and married Calev. If female children died during Makas Bechoros, why is it that only males fast? Rabbeinu Bechayei explains that the pasuk Chazal use to demonstrate that just as a mother will never forget her firstborn, likewise, Hashem will never forget His first-born Klal Yisrael, refers specifically to a first born male child (see Yeshaya 49:15). * Basyah or Bisyah There is some dispute as to the correct pronunciation of the name. Vayikra Rabba states: “Rabi Yehoshua of Sichnin in the name of Rabi Levy [said], Hashem said to Basyah the daughter of Pharoah, ‘Moshe was not your son yet you called him “my son”; indeed you are not my daughter and I will call you “my daughter” as it says, “These are the children of Bisyah the daughter of Kah [Hashem] whom Mered took as his wife” [Who is Mered?] This is Calev.’” Based on the Medrash Rabba, the pronunciation “Basyah” (or Batyah if you are Sephardic) makes sense since this is how one would say daughter of Kah in Lashon HaKodesh. However, the vowels of the pasuk in Divrei HaYamim 1 quoted by Chazal, are phonated “Bisyah.” For the purposes of this article we are using the more well-known articulation.


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ADVICE & OPINION

Dear Dr. Yael Respecting Our Children: A Reader Reacts Dear Dr. Yael: to implement some of the ideas you Thank you for your February 7 suggested. column, “Respecting Our Children,” in I generally try to make lists of orders which A Reader wrote, “Although some and to have all the food delivered to our readers may house. I attempt to put roll their eyes all the food items needed while reading (e.g., challah) on the list, my letter, the negating the necessity for I know all of Dr. Yael’s problem I’ve my daughters to shop for addressed me on erev Shabbos. But techniques and I will tell hurts my chilin the event that I leave dren and me.” something off the list and the people in front of me, I am also a my daughters need to go mother with shopping, we role-play – with derech eretz, that it a large young as you suggested – how family who they should handle the is my turn. lives in a frum situation if someone neighborhood cuts in front of them. where the They loved the idea of stores are very close to our home. Two saying, with derech eretz, “Excuse me, of my nine children, 12- and 13-year-old but I am sure that you don’t realize daughters, have also had people cut in that I am next in line.” front of them on line at the bakery and About two weeks agoon a Thursgrocery. day night, I was up almost all night My girls help me very much with with the baby. When the baby my other children. Baruch Hashem, my finally fell asleep, so did I – and husband and I have a great marriage. when I woke up at 10 a.m., the baby He is a great father, but works very hard was still asleep and my wonderful running his business (earning a good husband had gotten all the children parnassah), and tries to learn twice a day off to school. He also sent me a while always davening with a minyan. As text forbidding me to bake challah a result of his busy schedule, the burden for Shabbos, as he knew how tired of running the house and caring for the I was. He wanted me to buy the children falls largely on my shoulders. challah instead. After reading your column, I decided After completing my ShabDr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating, and family counceling, and deals with problems in the intamite 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 a private practice providing complete pychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She call be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www. jewishpress.com.

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was talking on her cell phone just cut in front of me and gave her order. I said in a really nice tone, ‘Excuse me, I am not sure you realize it but I was next in line.’ “The woman was embarrassed and quiet, and I gave my order. The non-Jewish lady who served me smiled at me, and, in broken English, said, ‘You are a good girl and I am giving you two special cookies for free. Which do you want?’ I guess she liked the way I spoke to the lady who tried to cut in front of me. I pointed to my favorite cookies, the ones with the chocolate cream swirl on top, and she gave them to me with a smile. And she wished me a happy Shabbos.” Dear Fan: M y daughter Thank you for yo concluded by sayur lovely and po sitive leting, “Mommy, I ter. Although I ha d input in part of feel so good. I feel the answer, my daughter, D strong and I am so r. Orit Respler-H erman, was the one who actu happy.” ally came up with the idea of Dr. Yael, peorole- playing and added the sugges ple always write tio n of what parents should te to you about their ach their children to say when someone cuts in problems and somefront of them. times complain to My 11-year-old so n, who told me th you about your at older people always cu ideas. But I think you t in front of him, also loved this idea. Exercising are amazing, and that our suggestion, he this column was pownow reports that no one cuts in front of him w erful. I’m grateful to hen he runs errands for me. The Jewish Press and to you for publishing You seem to have a great attitude w it. And as you always ith outstanding organi zational skills – write: hatzlachah! as well as a wonderful husban A Fan d. Th bos preparations, my oldest daughter volunteered to pick up challah from the local bakery. Before leaving, she said smilingly, “Don’t worry, Mommy, I will not let anyone cut in front of me. I know all of Dr. Yael’s techniques and I will tell the people in front of me, with derech eretz, that it is my turn.” She was home in fifteen minutes – with a big smile on her face. I asked my excited daughter what happened. She said, “Mommy, you would not believe how it worked. I was next in line at the bakery and a woman behind me who

is certainly makes life’s challenges much easier. I wish you ha tz la ch ah you raise your sp as ecial family!


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Forty-five minutes into our session, she drew out a folded,

BY RACHEL BLUTH

type-written piece of paper, and with an air of distemper, held it out for me to read,

A Letter To The Shvigger

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he was a new client; the referring therapist warned me that she was a difficult person and then apologized for

the forthcoming session. Dafna

(not her real name) seemed like a very refined woman in her late fifties or early sixties, neatly put together and quite articulate, a teacher for special needs children

With little emotion, she began to describe her relationship with her children and it was clear there was a great chasm in the bond between her and them. There also seemed to be the problem of preferential treatment towards her two daughters and their families and a cold distance toward her youngest, a son, and his family.  It became apparent that what was missing was evidence of a supportive and demonstrative love for all three.  What I could not grasp was how this woman could be compassionate and caring to other people’s special needs children, yet was unable to muster an iota of that emotion for her biological offspring and their children.  Forty-five minutes into our session, she drew out a folded, type-written piece of paper, and with an air of distemper,

and involved with the various women’s organizations in her community. As we progressed through the opening pleasantries, venturing deeper into topics that would reveal the nature of the problems that led her to seek help, I noticed a change in her body language.  She began to fidget when I asked her about her children and became increasingly agitated and defensive in her responses as I probed more aggressively.

held it out for me to read, saying, “This was sent to me by my daughter-in-law. Can you imagine the chutzpa of that girl?”  She went on to say this very missive was at the root of her misery, because she just couldn’t swallow the

disrespect and guilt it implied and came to seek professional validation that it was completely erroneous. The letter read as follows: Dear Shvigger, I am writing to you, yet again, because it breaks my heart to see the pain in my husband’s eyes each time he comes back from speaking to the Shver and you.  Each day I see him sink deeper and deeper into himself, while making a great effort to hide it, so as not to worry me.  But when I look at his hunched shoulders and sunken eyes, I know. Times have been hard for us and I have been the sole breadwinner for these last three years, yet, never once have you asked him how he’s doing, whether there is enough money for food for your grandchildren, for the rent, or if he needs anything.  Never, in all this time, have you offered words of encouragement or supportive validation, not one word of chizuk to bolster his feelings of worthlessness, words he so desperately wants to hear from you, his mother and father.  Instead, your erev Shabbos conversations, all five minutes of them, center around shtusim and unimportant issues.  And then you hang up and I see the lost and hurt look that emanates from behind his eyes.  And my eyes fight to hold back the tears because I can do little to fill the empty place you leave. Why is it so hard for you to love your

son? To offer him words of hope and encouragement?  He has never asked you for any monetary assistance, nor have you offered it, knowing full well that not for lack of trying, he has been out of work these last three years.  He has given you not a moment of grief, but has done everything to bring you nachas, in his kibbud Av v’Aim, in his honesty and integrity, in his shem tov and his learning, and in the way both he and I raise your grandchildren to be shomrei Torah U’Mitzvos.  What has he done to merit your dismissal of him when all he yearns for is you acceptance?  It is not my love he so desperately waits for, because he knows I love him until the end of time, no matter what.  It is the love of his parents he yearns for, the unconditional love that should flow without any provocation, between parent and child.  But it eludes him at every turn. Perhaps this need was awakened in him when he saw the connection between my parents and me, and he became aware of what he never had but wanted so badly to experience.  That my family is the complete other extreme made him even more determined to try to reach out to you, but “there was no one home.”  As much as he appreciated the love and admiration my parents showered on him, it was your love he sought and nothing else could fill this void.  The dagger went deeper when he saw how you gifted his sisters with food, clothes, and babysitting, but not a thing for his children or for him.  He is not, challila, jealous or resentful that his sisters are benefiting from your benevolence, on the contrary, he is happy that this is so.  However, he spends countless moments wondering what he has done that he should be so unworthy as to be cast aside and excluded. It has become difficult for me to keep silent and watch the man I love and look up to slowly make himself ill pining for parents who cannot see the harm they are causing,


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ADVICE & OPINION and I cannot sit idly by and watch him slip into a depression fueled by his lack of mazel and your uncaring silence towards him. If you cannot find it in your heart(s) to embrace your child and nurture his spirit, then I see no recourse but to encourage him to consider us moving far away, maybe to Canada or Eretz Yisroel, where he will have little or no contact with those who cause him the greatest hurt.  I will make the sacrifice of leaving my family, who will be terribly saddened by this move, so that he will experience less sadness. I mean you no disrespect, I just wanted you to understand, this one last time, that there is an end to all things, and, that I am hoping you will have a change of heart, and all our lives can change for the better.  I will know this is so when I see your son do something I have not seen in a very long time.  When I see him smile. Respectfully yours, Your Daughter in Law    

Mazal tov to

shortchanging her own children without truly understanding why.   As we went on to discuss how very important love, both emotional and demonstrative, is to a child, and how the lack thereof stunts the growth and thought processes, I noticed her rigidity leaving and her arms no longer folded tightly across her chest.  As more and more comparisons and similarities were brought to the forefront, she realized that she was reflecting this same loveless parenting she had experienced onto her children.  Then reality hit and she understood that, perhaps, by learning to love her children, she could learn to fill the loveless void in her own life.  And then an amazing thing happened. Her face, devoid of any feeling, began to soften.  The hollow look in her eyes was replaced by a glazed and misty look and, to both of our surprise, a small trickle of tears began to make its way down the side of her face. “What have I done?” she said softly, more to herself than to me. “What can I do to fix us?”  Handing her a tissue, I told her not to worry, that she had a wonderful partner who would help her transform their lives for the better. Answering the questioning look in her eyes, I mentioned her wonderful daughter-inlaw, who, I was more than sure, would welcome this amazing transformation that would ultimately bring about her husband’s recovery.  A look of sheer relief swept over Dafna’s face when she realized that she had a partner willing to help her in this effort, one that had been there all along but had been looked at with ill regard.  “My daughter in law, of course!  I was so blinded I did not see her valiant effort in trying to help us all, but rather, chose to fault her for her trouble!”  I said it was never too late to right a wrong, and now, it was up to her to start the wheel turning.  Needless to say, two hours after the “difficult” Dafna first came into my living room (which passes as my office), a very different Dafna left, with a lighter step, a straighter back and a stronger resolve to heal her family. Only two things can bring me this sense of sublime pleasure, but there is only a bracha for one of them.  A cup of delicious, hot coffee…and seeing someone on the road to recovery. 

and his family on the birth of a baby girl.

Rachel Bluth is a writer and lecturer with an active practice in the Five Twons, offering advice and resources to couples, young adults and children. She can be contacted via e-mail at mamarahu2@aol.com.

I sat silently for some moments after having read the letter, speechless actually, because I was so taken by the bravery of this young woman, that she would do these things for her husband. Slowly, I reached over and returned the letter to Dafna, who was anxiously waiting for my thoughts. Choosing my words very carefully, I told her that I did not find the letter in any way disrespectful or accusatory. On the contrary, I found it endearing in a most abstract way. At this, Dafna noticeably tensed up in protection of herself, but there was no turning back, and so I moved forward. In the course of the next half hour, I learned that Dafna had a similar upbringing, raised by German parents after the war, who, by virtue of their suffering, could not emote emotional love. Not having experienced this nurturing love herself, she was unable to express it to her daughters, and particularly, to her son.  As an antidote to the love that was missing in her own life, Dafna assuaged her guilt by caring and teaching the special needs children of others and involving herself in acts of chesed.  She saw this as a way of easing her guilt at

Rabbi Eliezer Niehaus

We Are Defined As Jews Because We Have the Torah By Chaim Kwass

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hat defines us as Jews, in the most basic of ways?

Different people, have different things to say. Some say we are good, at making money. Sheepishly at an attempt, to be funny. Some say being Jewish, is to identify as being a Jew. (And in this day and age, that people say that, is good news.) Some are eager to point out. Making contributions to society is what we are all about. Others say being Jewish, is having a Jewish state. And that has its merits, and that is great. But what defines us as Jewish, and the main reason, why we are here? The parshios at the end of sefer Shemos, make it clear.

One can infer because of where it was stationed, at the very middle of the ten tribes. What has kept us going, and the reason we are alive… The luchos, the Ten Commandments, the Torah of Hashem. Every year on Shavuos, from the Torah we layn them So it is not even holiday memories, for future generations. Rather it is the Torah, our pride and joy, crafted before Creation. No it is not our Jewish sense of humor, or that we are so benevolent and kind. What defines us is our Torah, and that should be forefront in our mind!


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ADVICE & OPINION The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond BY ANN NOVICK

More Ideas About Passing On Information

(Names changed and situations altered for privacy)

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ecently we discussed the importance of letting people know about adversity taking place in our communities. When people have a need or there is, G-d forbid, a tragedy, we as a community cannot be of assistance if we are not informed. It is better that we get three phone calls telling us what is going on than none at all. There is other information that we need to pass along as well. I recently received an email that listed job opportunities. As, unfortunately, I have many friends who are unemployed, I forwarded the e-mail to everyone I knew who was

looking. I was amazed at the thanks I received for doing so. After all, how long did it take me to click “forward”? Yet, clearly passing on this sort of information was a lot less common than I thought. When I discussed this with a support group I was surprised to discover just how uncommon it was.

Rochel’s story

At one point in time, a number of Rochel’s children were sent away for school. While it was not something she wanted to do, her husband’s long-term illness made it impossible for them to relocate and there were no schools near them that provided the type of schooling they wanted. Money was always tight in Rochel’s home, as it is when there are long-term medical expenses, and she always looked for discounted plane tickets to bring her children home for the Yamim Tovim. Working full time and being a 24/7 caregiver limited the amount of time she could spend searching. But, the first thing she did when she found a great deal was to make the time to contact other parents in the same situation and let them know about the deal. Imagine her shock when she once discovered that all the

people she contacted her already booked seats – using the same sale. Some had even found better deals using an agent that dealt with student tickets. But not one of these parents had let her know. Many, in fact were surprised that Rochel had called them. “It was just a few minutes of my time and I thought it would be helpful. I cannot believe they didn’t think to share what they had found with me.” Rochel shared her feelings with the group sadly. “It would have taken them literally two minutes and saved me hours of searching for airline tickets.”

Jenny’s story

Jenny’s son was autistic and she had spent years understanding the disease and learning how to deal with his needs. It had taken an incredible amount of energy and even more resources. Now that Chaim, Jenny’s son, was older and in a sheltered workshop, Jenny began to look for a part time job. Unfortunately, she had few marketable skills, making finding a job quite difficult. Jenny’s neighbor worked in a school that housed a Special Education Center. She knew that a new autistic child was going to be enrolled in the center and would need a shadow. She felt that Jenny would be perfect for the job because of

her experience with her son. The salary was good and the hours perfect. She called Jenny right away and gave her all the information. Without her neighbors call, Jenny would never have gotten the job. Jenny’s neighbor’s investment: five minutes of her time. When we have information, whether it is good or bad, and we know it will be helpful to someone else, let us take the few minutes necessary to pass it along. How long does it take to forward an email or send a quick note to someone? Even a quick phone call can be done in moments – moments that can be life changing for the person receiving the information.   Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com. 


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y teenage daughter rolls her eyes in exasperation and heaves an exaggerated sigh. I get the message loud and clear, and hastily squirm back on the bench until I am effectively hidden by the drink display case alongside me. I dig my hand into my canvas bag and extricate an unused but slightly rumpled tissue and surreptitiously dab at my eyes while casting an abashed apologetic look in my daughter’s direction. She is far from mollified. On the contrary, she is visibly mortified and has no qualms about hissing her displeasure in an all-too-audible whisper. “Mommy, are you crying again?” she accuses rather than inquires, her distress and disapproval readily apparent. “Why?” The latter is a plaintive whine. Truth to tell, I cannot help myself, any more than I can explain this phenomenon to my youngest child. I had just turned forty when she was born; that and everything I have done since are a source of never-ending embarrassment and annoyance in her fourteen-year-old eyes. She is both too young and too “cool” to appreciate the significance of the momentous tableau unfolding before us. In fact, she has, baruch Hashem, witnessed this scene so often that it perhaps leaves little impression. Instead, she possibly views it as a natural prelude to the meal that is to follow. Catching the curious and/or admiring eye of some of our fellow restaurant patrons, it is obvious that she does not appreciate the unwelcome attention. I, on the other hand, am grinning from ear to ear, while my own eyes spill over with tears of joy and gratitude. This is what I live for, my supreme nachas and ultimate simcha. True, I too feel uncomfortable calling undue attention to ourselves, but not chas v’shalom because I am ashamed. Not in the least. I am figuratively bursting with pride and appreciation. There is virtually no room for food at our table, situated at the very back of the

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small restaurant. Instead three large open Gemaras are arranged before my husband and three of our sons. Another Gemara, this one a mesechta of Talmud Yerushalmi, is propped up behind my husband. That is the volume he is currently studying, not one of the stars of this evening’s festivities. After we place our orders, the seder ha’erev begins to unfold. First my husband makes a siyum on the mesechta he has recently finished on his own. Then he makes a joint siyum with our youngest son, and finally a three-way siyum with

have a genuine chelek in the shteiging and achievement. Earlier in the day, I phoned the yeshivah secretary to request permission for my boys to be granted furlough for the occasion, but that is mere logistics. Every night my better half moves heaven and earth to learn with these three sons over the phone after night seder is over. He likewise learns a number of times a week with one married son and once weekly with one son-in-law. And somehow he manages to do a considerable amount of his own learning as well, carrying a sefer with him wherever he goes and taking advantage of every free moment that comes his way. Needless to say, we virtually never see our pillows before the wee hours of the

our two older boys. The four of them say the hadrans on their respective mesechtas in unison, we exchange hearty “mazel tovs” and then begin our seudas mitzvah. At some point between the hadrans and the rousing congratulations, my emotions overcome me… as always. As many times as I have been blessed to witness this scene repeated, I cannot get enough. The exhilaration is intoxicating and addictive. Although I have never been an active participant in the actual Gemara learning, I feel very much a part of the celebration and I hope that I too

morning. That is what I am banking my own ameilus b’Torah on… My husband’s life revolves around chinuch and he often travels abroad to share his knowledge and spread the light of Torah to places near and far. On those occasions, I am literally a vital force in making sure that the father/son learning sessions continue unabated, albeit long-distance. Depending on my husband’s location and time zone, those chavrushafts can last well into the night… This has been the theme and tempo of our lives for as far back as I can remem-

ber, but this year promises to be an extra special one, as the two joyous months of Adar attest. Unfortunately, our personal Adars are invariably tinged with sadness as well: Adar is the month in which we commemorate my father-in-law’s yahrtzeit. This year marks thirty-four years since the untimely petirah of this very beloved and unique individual. Each and every yahrtzeit, his sons and grandsons make siyumim lilui nishmaso, on both sides of the ocean. Two of this year’s siyumim, however, have been in the works for quite some time… In Adar Aleph my husband hopes to complete Talmud Yerushalmi for the very first time, and in Adar Bet he and our just-turned twentyyear-old son plan to culminate seven years of daily joint study by making a siyum on Shas together. Every time I think, speak or write about it, my eyes well up with tears and I get so choked up that I cannot form any words or coherent thoughts. (No wonder my youngest daughter loses patience with her sentimental middle-aged mother!) I can still vividly picture the siyum on Shas Mishnayos that father and son celebrated together at this son’s bar mitzvah, and the mere memory warms my heart. I find myself daydreaming about these much-anticipated siyumim, imagining the tremendous nachas ruach my “boys” hope to bring to a much-loved and sorely-missed father and especially to Our Father in Heaven. My cup truly runneth over… However, there remains much to do in the interim, many late-night study sessions, many smaller siyumim leading up to the comprehensive ones. And then, needless to say, after all the mazel tovs have been exchanged and the circle of jubilant dancers peters out, after the seudos mitzvah have been enjoyed and the radiant participants feted, there still remains much more to accomplish… For that is when they turn once more to the very first page of the very first maseches, and with unbridled joy and determination, begin again… Chazak chazak v’nitchazek!


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JEWISH ART NOTE TO READERS:

Jewish Arts BY RICHARD MCBEE

I have been writing the Jewish Arts Column since May 2000, first weekly and then every other week. I have enjoyed every moment and thank you all for letting me bring you the many splendored wonders of Jewish Art.  Just to let you loyal folks know, I will be writing only once a month from now on, to allow myself more time in my studio to work on my own artwork.  Thanks for your readership.  Richard McBee

True Grit Biblical Space Recent Works by John Bradford The Bowery Gallery; 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, NYC bowerygallery.org

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ohn Bradford is back with a dozen masterful paintings that deliver a powerful reassessment of Biblical narratives, served up in a revolutionary new painterly format. Last seen in these pages in November 2010, Bradford’s new work, “Biblical Space,” currently at the Bowery Gallery, is a transformation of how he treats the surface of the painting, a game-changing reassessment he has been working towards most of his long artistic career. Bradford has opted to fully exploit the diverse possibilities of the physical surface

Korah’s Rebellion (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford

by concentrating on the three-dimensional application of paint (impasto) and other material. While this tactic is certainly not inherently unusual in contemporary painting, here his use of types and variations of texture in the exclusive service of narrative meaning is significant both in its sophistication and control. With admirable restraint he patiently builds up the surface, scrapes it down, etches into it and selectively adds gritty encrustations to develop fully unexpected narrative insights to a litany of familiar biblical subjects. These subjects can be evenly divided into those that concern the national Jewish narrative and those that concern the more intimate, familial stories. Fundamentally, our narrative as a nation begins with the Finding of Moses. Bradford asserts the unrelenting flatness of the Egyptian universe with its landscape, punctuated by palm trees and a minimalist regal structure at the horizon, in tension with a reed-clogged foreground, as the epitome of Egyptian materiality. This is the nexus where Moses is simultaneously placed by his mother on the left and rescued by Batya, Pharaoh’s daughter, on the right, literally extracted from an impasto morass of Jewish slavery. Next the tragedy of the Golden Calf is depicted; the sour yellow idol framed by two impastoed trees. While far in the background we can see a tiny Moses coming Courtesy Bowery Gallery down the moun-

Akeida (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford

tain with the two tablets, the shocking revelation is in the foreground figures bowing down to none other than the figure of Aaron, the hapless facilitator of the golden deity. Bradford’s insight that Aaron could become an object of worship is especially troubling and yet terribly believable. The early tragic missteps of the Jewish people climaxes with Korah’s Rebellion, also set in a gray neutral landscape in which every aspect of surface can carry enormous narrative weight. We see the multitudes of the Jewish people arrayed on either side of a stark, blank shape: the very absence of materiality, the holy Tabernacle. Moses and Aaron stand before it, at the edge of the precipice that slices off the entire bottom half of the painting. In a vertiginous fall, Korah’s entire crew plummet headfirst, swallowed whole and alive. The thick gray impasto hovering in the sky is immediately

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recognizable as the Cloud of Glory, the Divine Presence fulfilling the terrible and devastating prophecy by Moses (Numbers 16:28). The restrained use of color and monochromatic physical space allows the dramatic changes in surface texture (smooth, rough, stippled or scraped), to explicate the narrative and create a sense of immediacy and horror. In a total change of tone and sensibility, Adam and Eve in Eden becomes curiously playful, depicting Eve in profile, reaching for the forbidden fruit as a blue speckled snake approaches her, stretching across the left side of the painting. Immediately on the right the consequences of disobedience oppress Adam, seen laboring in the muck and observed by a most colorful turkey! By abandoning local color (i.e. naturalistic coloring), Bradford frees color to operate in a subtle and psychological realm, such


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JEWISH ART as the eerie and unnerving baby blue of The Akeida. This subject has been depicted by him dozens of times over the years, but here the limited (and disarming) color and violent impasto combine to create a child-sacrifice unlike any other. The lush

Finding Moses (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford

The Last of the Unjust A Film by Claude Lanzmann (2013) Lincoln Plaza Cinema, 1886 Broadway @ 63rd Street, NYC

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he horror…the horror does not dissipate even after 69 years. Benjamin Murmelstein was the last “Elder of the Jews” of Theresienstadt and in many hours of revealing interviews his story unfolds under the watchful eye of master documentary filmmaker Claude Lanzmann in “The Last of the Unjust.” The movie confronts the terrible compromised reality of Jewish leaders under Nazi rule. Neither helpless victims nor able to escape the killer’s clutches, the leaders had to make impossible choices on a daily basis in a never-ending dance with the devil. Many committed suicide or were murdered by their Nazi masters.

impastoed bush that encompasses father and son points to a fertile future about to be destroyed. Suddenly the angel appears etched into the same color as the sky, grasping the knife and halting the sacrifice from behind. Pointedly, the angel’s arm

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Murmelstein survived. This is testimony from an infuriating universe of shifting grays where the clarity of black and white morality is impossible. Lanzmann interviewed Murmelstein in exile in Rome in 1975 just as he was beginning work on his epic 9 ½ hour documentary, “Shoah” (released in 1985). It was clear that as the only leader of a major Jewish community to survive the war, Murmelstein would have invaluable

does double duty (as observed by critics Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron) as the intervening agent and, seen in another light, a reversed knife that threatens to stab Abraham himself, visually commenting that if Abraham were to slaughter Isaac he would be destroying everything he believed in; an act of suicide. The artist has brought us to the precipice of God’s greatest test of Abraham. In an exhibition of fascinating biblical insights, David and Bathsheba stands alone. The gray monochrome painted over a barely visible red underpainting casts an ominous pall over the David and Bathsheba [detail] (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford early evening scene. Bathsheba Courtesy Bowery Gallery is featured in the left foreground, ing the image of David focused on the moon her flesh tones almost indistinguishable from the surrounding patio. and stars. Bradford’s image complicates the Surprisingly, she is not the focus of David’s very nature of David’s “offense.” gaze. He is positioned on the right and John Bradford’s new paintings assault above, clothed in violent deep red, reaching the sanctity of modernist picture plane out his arms towards the crescent moon that conventions, offering gravely antinomian hangs picturesquely in the sky above. A understandings of the greatest narratives shooting star arches just below it, complet- the Torah has to offer.

(exonerated in a Czech trial) the tone of his story was very different – compromised, complex and troubling. It waited 33 years to be told. The narrative of Theresienstadt, the faux concentration camp set up to hide the murderous reality of the Holocaust from the world, serves as an introduction to Murmelstein’s earlier role as communal leader in Vienna where he was forced to cooperate with Adolf Eichmann in the deportation of the Jews to ghettos and concentration camps. At each step in the horrific history Murmelstein’s role is examined, questioned and exposed in the interviews. He defines himself as “the last of the unjust,” “a Jew in exile” in Italy out of fear of assassination in Israel, acknowledging his guilt even as he justifies his actions. As Lanzmann observes that most Jewish leaders were “caught up in some savage conThe Last of the Unjust (2013), documentary film by Claude Lanzmann (l-r) Lanzmann and Benjamin Murmelstein in Rome tradictions,” so too Murmelstein Courtesy Synecdoche & Le Pacte Films pleads that at the end of the day insights into the pernicious process of mass all such leaders were martyrs; only rememmurder. And yet his story did not fit well ber that “not all martyrs are saints.” The movie covers myriad aspects of with the “unremitting tragedy” exposed in “Shoah.” As an accused collaborator the Holocaust through the eyes of one who

was in many ways at the heart of it. Murmelstein is credited with saving 121,000 Viennese Jews, fighting bitterly with Eichmann. He saw his role of cooperation as essential to saving as many Jewish lives as possible, and, once in Theresienstadt, with keeping the camp open at all costs for the same purpose. He claims that they didn’t know the reality of Auschwitz as a death camp until late in 1944. The last minutes of the interviews take place in Rome walking around the Arch of Titus, tragic testament to the destruction of the Second Temple. The historical parallel between this ancient place of Jewish memory and this witness, martyr and collaborator to contemporary Jewish tragedy is overwhelming. Murmelstein is now defensive, argumentative, accusing his detractors of cruel injustice. He finally admits, “elders (like him) can be condemned, but not judged…” Murmelstein died in Rome in 1989. We cannot afford to turn away from the horror this three and a half hour film presents. Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Please feel free to contact him with comments at richardmcbee.com


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BY NAOMI KLASS MAUER

A Magnificent Weekend With The Chabad Shluchos

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lmost every year I am invited to attend the grand banquet of the International Shluchos Convention, the climax of a four-day weekend that attracts some 2,500 Chabad shluchos from all over the world – from Argentina to Australia, from Thailand to Kazakhstan, and from every state in the U.S. It takes place the weekend of Chaf Bet Shevat, the yahrzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l. Unfortunately, I was out of town the night of this year’s banquet last month, but had I been there I would have met Rebbetzin Simi Abuhatzeira, widow of the late Baba Sali, and Olga Levayev, wife of the Georgian diamond tycoon who set up hundreds of Jewish schools in the former Soviet Union. I would also have heard the keynote speaker, Rebbetzin Chani Lipskar, who together with her husband built The Shul in Bal Harbour, Florida, as well as many other distinguished rebbetzins. Although unable to attend the ban-

quet, I did attend an earlier event, and I discovered a hidden jewel that I think few people know exists. I refer to the Guest of Shluchos program run by my friend Molly Resnick, former NBC producer and frequent contributor to The Jewish Press. This is a special four-day lay leadership conference for women the shluchos have become close to and whom they bring to Crown Heights to sample their own specialized programs while the shluchos recharge their batteries at their convention. It isn’t just the number of countries these women come from – though that itself is impressive: six from Brazil, three from France, one from China, two from Costa Rica, four from South Africa, one from Sweden, etc., for a total of 120 women – it’s also the quality of these women and the shluchos who bring them as their guests. The opening evening started at the Jewish Children’s Museum where firsttime visitors were taken on guided tours,

while others started on various workshops. The gala dinner began with a presentation from Mrs. Chanie Kaminetski, shlucha to (the unpronounceable) Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. When she and her husband set out 23 years ago, the Lubavitcher Rebbe told them to stock potatoes Standing, left to right, Mrs. Rochel Goldman, Shlucha to Johannesburg, South Africa; in their basement Mrs. Rivka Kotlarsky and Mrs. Molly Resnick, co-directors of the Guest of Shluchos in the summer so program. Sitting, left to right: Rebbetzin Shula Kazen, Shlucha to Cleveland, OH, and that their family Mrs. Naomi Mauer, co-publisher of The Jewish Press. and community would not starve during the harsh winter. windows that didn’t open. When they She recounted that after landing in finally arrived she said to her husband, Moscow they had to take a train for 17 “We’re staying here forever because there hours in the stifling hot July weather with is no way I’m riding this train back another 17 hours.” Religious-looking Jews were so alien to the region in 1990 that the locals reacted to their arrival by asking not “Who are you?” but “What are you?” Today, unbelievably, Dnepropetrovsk hosts the largest Jewish center in the world. The Menorah Center is a series of seven adjacent buildings with restaurants, social halls, a Holocaust museum and a hotel. The person who helped build it is Gennadiy Bogolyubov, one of several Jewish billionaires in the Ukraine, popularly called the “oligarchs.” As Mrs. Kaminetzki related, Bogolyubov recalled that the hardest check he ever had to write for a Jewish cause was his first one. Rabbi Kaminetzki took Bogolyubov on a tour of his budding soup kitchen providing free meals for the local Jewish poor. Bogolyubov asked him how he knew all the people lined up were really needy. The rabbi replied with a question:


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“Would you lie to get a meal if you weren’t really hungry?” That day Bogolyubov wrote a check for $10,000 and never looked back. When he donated the money for the magnificent Menorah Center he stipulated that it be large enough to be seen from the sky. He didn’t want something small and hidden; Jews in that region had been doing things small and hidden for 70 years under Communism. Several years ago Bogolyubov also set up a $10 million Simcha Fund for shluchim around the world. Every shaliach who has a child or makes a bar mitzvah or wedding gets a generous stipend to help defray some of the celebration costs. I could have listened to Chanie Kaminetzki for hours, so fascinated was I by her stories. The second speaker was Rabbi Yehoshua Metzger, who together with his dynamic wife, Bracha Chana, runs Chabad of Midtown – or as he called it, “the crossroads of the world.” He recounted how 20

years ago they were greeted with protests of “Who needs Chabad in Manhattan?” Today, they run daily minyanim and shiurim for local business people and visitors; Shabbat dinners; a kollel; and the famous sukkah in Bryant Park. They also construct a giant ice menorah on 5th Avenue every year. Rabbi Metzger also told poignant stories about things that have taken place at their Shabbat dinners. The woman I sat next to at the dinner is a story herself. Rebbetzin Shula Kazen, a woman in her nineties, has been a shlucha in Cleveland, Ohio, for close to 50 years. Her father was shot by the KGB for clandestinely teaching Torah and being a mohel and shochet. It took more than three decades to verify that while her mother remained an agunah. Her mother raised her and her siblings alone and in hiding in an unused shul in Gomel. Since she refused to send her children to atheistic schools in the USSR, she was unable to get food rations and so fed the family potatoes she and others had

planted in back of the shul. One day the Soviets suddenly approached and everyone began fleeing. Some people tried to rescue the shul’s Torah scrolls, running through the potato garden. Several women shouted, “Don’t run on my potatoes,” but Mrs. Kazen’s mother declared, “Anyone carrying a Sefer Torah can trample on my potatoes.” Today Rebbetzin Kazen is the mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of more than 100 shluchos around the world, in locales as diverse as Israel, Shanghai, China, Brazil, Argentina, Johannesburg, Paris, Italy, Panama, among many others. One of her daughters, Rivka Kotlarsky,

There was a musical segment to the program featuring Laura Kegeles, a gifted cellist who has played at Carnegie Hall and is a ba’alas teshuvah through Chabad, as well as an ensemble of a flutist, violinist, pianist and singer who entertained us. I always knew about the work Chabad Lubavitch does for Jews who are unaware of their Jewish heritage. But when you listen to some of the stories and see so many of these women together and realize how many lives have been touched, the effect is overwhelming. And I only experienced one evening, a mere taste of this magnificent weekend. One can imagine what it must be like with 2,500 “Mrs. Kaminetzkis” in one

co-runs the Guest of Shluchos program together with Molly Resnick. (Rebbetzin Kotlarsky’s husband, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of the educational arm of Lubavitch, is in charge of the entire Kinus weekend and helps set up new shluchim around the world.)

room. I hope to be able to attend next year’s banquet. Naomi Klass Mauer is associate publisher of The Jewish Press.


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BY RABBI DR. MORDECHAI SALFER

‘What methods are there in online education?’ Online education can be offered through a series of videos, such as Khan Academy, or through an interactive online curriculum, which is similar to interactive books and educational games. Most students find these methods very engaging and stimulating; however, the self-motivated student can really race into more advanced knowledge areas. Many topics are also offered at AP levels. Science labs can be done online as well, even interactivly through webcasting and teleconferencing. There are collaborative assignments that can be done by groups of students throughout the world and there are threaded discussions to debate topics, papers and questions. Assessments can be made through test exams, papers, or projects negotiated with the teacher to substantiate that the knowledge was learned. For the student who thrives from creativity there can be many opportunities. For other students, who need a much clearer guided and defined curriculum, the education path is laid out for them in the more standard online method.

Online Schooling: The New Alternative Education

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ith school tuition increasingly becoming more of a financial challenge and burden, parents have sought alternative educational solutions. In the past, there has been a focus on options such as charter schools and home schooling. Online Schooling is, in many cases, a blend of these two options. As the Internet has grown, it has offered the element of convenience, both

in scheduling and in location, offering availability anywhere and any time. This is not just in the area of shopping and data searching, but in education as well. For that reason, online schooling is rapidly becoming a common education option for college students, with elementary and high school education following right behind. Online school programs have popped up all over, allowing students and parents many possibilities and opportunities. There are parents who choose to stay home and home school their child; some who have their child work independently online; others who work with the desig-

nated teacher from the Online School, and some who hire a teacher, which has become known as a “hybrid” or “blended learning” model. Many of these online schools are charter schools that are accredited through the Department of Education of the state in which they are based, while others are private schools, which are accredited through other agencies. Both offer an in-home option of an online curriculum developed for each individual student, along with a computer and monthly Internet access. Some schools are easier to work with and are more accommodating than others, focusing on each student and his/her unique needs. Charter schools have to follow the child’s IEP and will offer whatever it mandates, such as speech or occupational therapy. Some of these services are offered in-home, while others are offered in the school building. With more and more students joining these online schools, many public school districts and state departments of education have begun to offer their own online school programs. Healthy competition is good for education. As in a regular school, there is a school year calendar with a minimum of 180 school days on which students must go online for 5 hours a day. That can be difficult to do at home alone and for that reason some students come into the school to work in a “blended learning”

environment, such as a computer lab with a teacher who is available to answer questions. The teacher may also help direct the student through the year’s curriculum in all of the student’s courses. Students can be anywhere in the world and go online at any time of the day to do their schoolwork in these programs. There are no specific school hours and class schedules, so students can do their work in any order of preference and any time of the day, or night. Time zones are not an issue, so students who live overseas or visiting anywhere in the world just need access to a computer and can log into their individualized curriculum to continue working where they left off. Parents can often see their child’s progress directly on the program or generate a computer report, which measures the learned capabilities and what he/she has completed or may require more help in. The parent can easily access a report of how much was learned each day, which lets the child learn quickly that he/she is being carefully monitored, not only through attendance, but through what work was accomplished. Cybercharter (online) school programs are free and are funded by the state, while private online school programs are usually associated with a fee that is dependent on what services the parent chooses for the student, such as private tutoring and/or help in various subjects. These can also include video teleconferencing, web classrooms, white boarding, collaborative assignments, and many other opportunities. As with other means of education, it is not always the method of choice for every student however, there are many who thrive from the autonomy and creativity. We live in a world of computers and our children born into the Generation Z are learning in ways that we are finding so amazingly creative and innovative, but which they find so natural and normal. For the students who do thrive in this learning environment, the opportunities abound. Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Salfer, PhD, is the executive director of eTree, an online K-12 schooling program with students around the world and Tree of Knowledge Learning Center. He is Rosh Yeshivas Doresh, a mesivta and post-HS for learning-challenged boys from around the U.S. and Canada. He holds doctorates in clinical psychology and education. Interested parties can contact him at rabbisalfer@gmail.com or 216-233-0065.


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F E AT U R E S E R I E S Previously: Sheva is forced to send Moishe to public school after he is expelled from yeshiva.

Chapter 21 “Today’s the day,” Shani sang to Suri. “How people live through this and still go to school is beyond me!” The girls were puffing clouds of smoke as they plodded through the snowy sidewalks on their way to school. “Oh, I hope I get accepted!” Shani said wistfully. “To my first choice, that is.” “Me, too,” Suri echoed. “It’s really scary.” “Call me,” Shani called, waving a gloved hand to her friend before they went their separate ways. “Of course,” Suri agreed. “Same here.” Shani pulled off her boots in the foyer and nervously approached the little brown table where today’s pile of mail awaited its recipients. Here they are! Shani grabbed the envelopes and raced up to her room, her heart thudding like a sledgehammer in her chest. Slitting open the envelopes, her eyes grazed the lines, and her heart fell. Dear Miss Feldbloom, We are sorry to inform you that your application to Seminar Bais Tehila is pending. Although your credentials are excellent, we have limited space and cannot accommodate all of our worthy applicants. We wish you bracha v’hatzlacha… I can’t believe this! Shani shook her head, her eyes blurred by tears as she reread the same message again and again. I wasn’t accepted to any of them?! Not even my third choice? What in the world am I going to do? Not go to seminary? I’ll probably never get married – who would want a girl who didn’t go to seminary? Mommy… Shani wanted to run down and tell her mother what was going on. And then she suddenly remembered that they weren’t speaking. What should she do? She flopped on her bed, gazing unseeingly at the ceiling, when suddenly there was a light knock on her door. “Shani,” her mother said, looking at her compassionately. “Your principal called me and told me what was going on. I just want you to know that we’re working on it. She said she would not relax until she has gotten you into a good seminary. You are an A+ girl, academically as well as in middos.” Shani saw her mother look at the floor when she said those last words. “And she will not allow such an excellent talmidah to be barred from an excellent seminary. So she said to sit tight and she’ll let you know when things are worked out.” Shani looked into her mother’s eyes silently.

“I know this is really hard for you,” her mother said softly, coming a little closer. “But it’s just a test. Everything will work out well. You’ll see. And,” she hesitated, “I love you.” Dini turned around to leave, and Shani called out hoarsely. “Ma?” Dini turned around and looked at her daughter lying helplessly on her bed. “I love you, too,” Shani croaked. As if in a dream, Dini moved back towards Shani, and the two of them were locked in each other’s arms. Maybe the rejections were a good thing, Dini wondered, as tears streamed from her eyes. They brought my daughter back to me – how bad could they be? *** The scream of sirens jarred the evening’s stillness. Three EMS technicians bolted upstairs, following the direction of my shaky, pointing finger. I watched, scarcely breathing, as they examined Tante Bracha, started an IV, and gave her oxygen. Then, with horrifying familiarity, Tante Bracha was hoisted onto a stretcher and rushed off to the hospital by ambulance. “It doesn’t look good,” Dr. Rennart told me gravely. I stared at the mauve walls in the consultation room and wished it were all a dream. “Her legs are badly swollen, and she’s experiencing severe difficulty breathing.” I nodded dumbly, not trusting myself to speak. “We’re probably talking a few days,” he finished, rubbing a tired hand across his forehead. I looked at him and saw a receding hairline and deep furrows in his forehead. Guess it can’t be easy to have to deliver this kind of news. “I’m sorry,” he added. I nodded again, wiping my tears. Reaching for my cell phone, I pressed Sheva’s number and waited to hear her voice. “Shev?” I said as soon as I heard her voice, then burst into uncontrollable tears. Somehow I finally got the story out. “I’ll be there,” she assured me. “I’ll have my secretary cancel all of my meetings. See you soon. And Dini?” she added, her calm voice breaking. “Hang in there.” By the time Sheva arrived, Tante Bracha was unconscious. Taking in her aunt’s gray pallor and the hissing respirator that pumped her chest up and down, Sheva reeled. “Shev!” I screamed, grabbing her from behind to steady her. “One person in the hospital is enough, don’t you think?” I whispered, pulling her over to a chair.

“Sorry,” Sheva said. “Hi!” A face appeared in the door. “I just heard – I got here as soon as I could.” It was “Rabbi” Finer, panting, hair askew. She certainly doesn’t look suave and poised right now, I surmised, giving her the once over. She looks – distraught. The way I would expect someone to look who’s on the verge of losing a special friend. It seems like this went beyond a professional relationship. I dare say Tante Bracha made some real inroads. What a shame that… “Have you had a chance to speak with her?” Rabbi Finer asked, running a hand through her brown waves. “Not yet,” I said. “I just got here,” Sheva explained. “Well, I was wondering, would it be okay if I had just a few minutes of private time with your aunt? It can be whenever is best for you. I don’t want to intrude or anything.” Sheva and I exchanged a glance. Sheva gave an almost imperceptible nod. “Now is fine,” I said. “You don’t have to leave the room,” she assured us. “I’ll just go over to her bed.” I moved my chair closer to Sheva, and we started to talk about the kids. It wouldn’t do to look like we were eavesdropping. But after a few minutes, we both fell silent, neither of us able to hold onto the thread of the conversation for any length of time. Our hearts were here, immersed in the life and death drama playing out before our eyes. All other concerns were temporarily washed away. And so we heard. “I’ll always be grateful to you,” Jennifer cried. “From the first minute we met, I could tell you cared about me as a person. Any other Orthodox Jew I’ve met has treated me with disdain, as if I’m a criminal, but not you. I’m going to do something, and it will be for you.” Tears were coursing down Jennifer’s cheeks now. “I’m going to light candles every Friday night at the right time. Just one thing, like you suggested, one little mitzvah. I think I’m too old to change my whole life around, even though that’s probably what I should do. But it’s not too late for my kids. Bracha, I’m going to send them to a religious school! Do you hear me? My little girls will learn what real Judaism has to offer. Maybe they’ll even grow up to have traditional homes. And I know you’ll be smiling, wherever you are. Thank you. For being my special friend. For believing in me.” Awed, Sheva and I watched Jennifer plant a kiss on Tante Bracha’s cheek and squeeze her hand. What a miracle! Through her illness, she might have brought an entire family back to

yiddishkeit. And I hadn’t been sure if I should let her stay and visit… “Good luck to the two of you,” Jennifer whispered. “She’s a special lady. Call me if you need me.” Jennifer handed us her card, shook each of our hands, and walked out, head bowed. I swallowed, deeply moved. “I guess I’ll go,” Sheva offered. Stepping up to the bed, Sheva said, “Tante, Dini and I are here with you. We love you and we’re davening for you. Forgive me if I neglected you,” Sheva’s voice cracked. “It wasn’t from lack of caring. Refuah shelaima, Tante.” It was my turn. I came towards the bed, opened my mouth and closed it. “I can’t do this. Please just get well,” I sobbed. “I love you.” I lay my head near hers and let the tears fall. To my shock, Shani appeared in the room. “Tatty brought me,” she explained. “He told me…” I watched my daughter approach Tante Bracha’s bed with a maturity and confidence that took my breath away. “Tante Bracha, I want you to get well,” Shani said. “I’m sorry you’re so sick. I-I’m sorry for everything. It was,” she gulped, “just really hard for me. If you- when you come home, things will be different. You’ll see. I’ll be better. I- I love you.” Was that a smile that flitted across Tante Bracha’s face? Sheva and I stared, stunned. How aware was she? “Bye,” Shani said, turning to me. “Tatty has an urgent meeting. But he saw this was important to me. He said he’ll come later.” “Thank you, Shani,” I whispered. “That was beautiful.” Shani nodded and left. She’s growing up, I mused, proud and touched. Maybe she’ll be okay. A nurse bustled in. Glancing at the monitor, she paled. Tante Bracha’s heart rate had dipped considerably. The line was almost straight, showing no action. I followed her eyes and noted her grave expression as she fixed some of the IV bags. As if in a dream, I leaned over Tante Bracha and whispered the words of viduii and Shema with her. Shortly thereafter, a doctor came in and placed his stethoscope on Tante Bracha’s chest. He listened for a moment, tried again, and turned to us. “I’m sorry,” he said simply. “She’s gone.” Sheva and I wailed, grabbed hold of each other and ran to Tante Bracha. We both wanted one last look, a good-bye that would have to last forever. Coming next week: The final chapter in Walls Of Silence


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D A I LY L I V I N G Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes back in December. The following are two more recipes we enjoyed.

Warm And Cozy Vegetable Soup BY S. ROLAND INGREDIENTS 2 medium onions, diced ½ head garlic, minced 2 zucchinis, washed and cubed 1 medium to large sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 small or ½ a large butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 large potatoes, washed and cubed 2 carrots, peeled and cut into ½ circles 2 stalks of celery, sliced thinly 2 tbsp. olive oil 1.5 cans baked beans (white beans in tomato sauce in Israel) 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. onion soup mix salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, sauté the onion and garlic until the onions start to become translucent. Add the celery and continue to sauté for 3 minutes. Stir and add the carrots. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables, baked beans and spices, and add enough water to cover – water should be 1 inch higher than the vegetables. Bring to a boil and then lower to the lowest flame possible. Let it simmer for 2.5 hours, stirring every hour. During the last half hour, taste the soup and adjust spices. Only add water if the water is boiling out. The soup should be on the thicker side. Serve with onion garlic croutons (optional).

Boston Beef And Barley BY EVA SCHWARTZ

INGREDIENTS 1 lb. stew beef, cut into very small pieces 2 potatoes, finely cubed 1 carrot, finely cubed 2 stalks celery, finely cubed 1 onion, finely cubed oil for sautéing 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 ounce tomato paste 5 tbsp. barley 1 tbsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. smoked paprika 3 tbsp. sugar

Sauté together the beef, potatoes, carrot, celery and onion in oil until the vegetables are soft, but not too brown. Sprinkle the flour on soft vegetables and meat, and brown for 2 minutes. Add 8 cups of water, barley, salt and pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add chili powder, smoked paprika, and sugar. Simmer five more minutes, and adjust seasonings to taste. Tastes hot, and sweet, smokey and delicious!


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How To Get On Top Of, And Stay On Top Of, Pesach Cleaning

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eople like to say that dirt isn’t chometz, but as Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky says, if dirt isn’t chometz, how can you tell? Besides, are you really going to take apart the whole closet and then not wipe it down before you put everything back? If you’re not going to clean the mess now, when will you? Some people have this misconception that I love cleaning and therefore relish the upcoming holiday of Pesach. They assume that because I write about organizing – it must mean I spend the whole day dusting and mopping. Sadly, that is not the case. In fact, I do not enjoy scrubbing until my skin falls off (I really should invest in gloves), or sweeping the floor for the fifth time in one day, or wiping the accumulated salt-encrusted snow from my mudroom floor. On the other hand, what I do love is relaxing with my family in a clean, airy, organized space, where I can find what I need, when I need it. When the time comes to clean, I do it by keeping my eye on the prize of a relaxing environment even as I mumble to myself over the inability of skirts to hold their shape while ironing the pleats of my daughter’s uniform skirts over and over. So if I love the end result of an organized, clean house, I will find the easiest way to achieve that goal. Can you guess what that would be? That’s right: avoid clutter and grime in the first place. This

is a method that takes practice before it comes with ease, but with Pesach a couple of months away, this is the best time to begin perfecting good habits. I’ve spoken many times before about the ability to stay on top of household chores by developing a daily and weekly schedule which includes doing laundry, washing dishes and sweeping, setting aside a fixed time to mop and clean the silver, etc., and making sure to include all the children, thereby instilling in them not just the important midda of responsibility, but also granting them the gift of organization. There are a few areas that can quickly become a gathering place for dust and clutter. Here are some specific ways to deal with them: Mail: With the advent of e-mail, most snail mail these days consists of bills, junk mail, solicitations, and invitations from those who have not embraced the ease and economics of e-vites. 1. Junk Mail should be chucked while you are still standing at your door or, even better, write return to sender, wrong address on the envelope and put it back in the mailbox. 2. Bills can be easily disposed of by going paperless. Most, if not all, companies sending you a paper bill have an option for paperless, and allow you to sign up online for monthly reminders to view and pay your account. Some companies even offer a financial incentive for having an online account, as this saves the company a lot of money, not to mention trees. Being able to view your account online has many other benefits as well – you no longer have to go hunting for the paper bill that corresponds to that month; you can simply click on the billing cycle of that month, and voilà, the list of expenses appears. 3. For solicitations, I recommend deciding

Making Life Easier BY PNINA BAIM which organizations to donate to, and then calling them up and asking them to send you an e-mail request instead of a paper one. This will save them money, thereby making your donation go even further. For those organizations that you are not interested in donating to, call them and politely but firmly ask them to remove you from their list. 4. Finally, for invitations, RSVP right away and put a reminder with the address of the event in your cell phone calendar. Groceries, overnight bags and suitcases, and clothes shopping: In short, unpack right away. I would even suggest not putting down the bags at all, as they can easily get pushed aside, causing clutter and the potential for someone to trip over them. Instead, carry the bags straight to their destinations and unpack immediately. In addition, leaving the groceries out is an invitation for little hands to get curious. A better choice is to put away your newly acquired purchases, or packed suitcase, and take a couple of minutes to organize your pantry or closet at the same time, which brings me to… Closets and dressers: Over the years, it’s so easy to accumulate a large amount of rarely-worn clothes. When the time comes to organize and purge those items we haven’t worn in years, we feel that tinge of “perhaps I will wear it someday” and we put the item right back where it came from. Here’s a handy tip: Hang your hangers the opposite way and turn items in your dresser inside out. After you wear an item of clothing, put it back the proper way. Next year (which will be here in an instant), see which clothes are still backwards or inside out and find them a better home promptly. Important papers: Every home needs a file cabinet to hold important papers such as passports for every member of the family (you never know when crazy flights to Israel will come around), leases, warranties and the like. The crucial part is to not let that file cabinet overflow. Every time you add another paper to the file cabinet, take a few minutes to make sure all the other

documents are still relevant. For example, there is no need to keep maintenance manuals on a vacuum cleaner that you no longer have. Pesach cleaning: Count how many rooms you have in your house and begin cleaning that number of weeks before Pesach. Each week, tackle one room and finish all of it before beginning the next week. This year will be the ninth Pesach I will be making, and as far as I know, that is the only way to make Pesach cleaning stress-free. As a postscript, this past weekend, I took the plunge into Pesach cleaning and tackled the kid’s room. However, before I began, I took my own advice, and after rubbing Vaseline all over my hands, put on a pair of long yellow rubber gloves. The warmth created by the cleaning helped the moisture repair my poor abused skin, and three hours later, I not only had a Pesach-cleaned bedroom, but soft hands. Enjoy your fresh, clean, happy space! Pnina Baim’s newest novel, “A Life Worth Living”, about finding happiness and meaning in the land of Israel, is now available at all online retailers. Contact Pnina at pninabaim@ gmail.com.


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Reflections On Beauty BY SYLVIA HAMOWAY

Do You Have Time For Makeup? Do you find yourself so busy in the morning that makeup is the last thing on your list?

That’s the problem – it isn’t on your list. We have so many chores and duties that for a lot of us, makeup is the last thing we think of. Yet, when we are out running our errands, don’t we admire the women who do look put together? Applying makeup can be like brushing your teeth. If you have a 3 minute look for those days when you are so busy, your makeup will be fast, automatic and will make you feel good about yourself all day. Keep it simple! Keep your every day makeup together so that you don’t have to search for it – keep your pencils sharpened, your favorite lipstick and the few items that will take you through your errands in one place. Also when your brushes are clean, makeup doesn’t go on heavy or muddy. Wiping them with a damp wash cloth when not in use will remove excess that builds up.

Here is a quick way to get ready: 1. Apply your moisturizer 2. Put on foundation or tinted moisturizer. You will look “finished.” 3. Dot concealer on eyelid and under eye 4. Stroke on a neutral eye shadow or one that gives your eyes a boost

5. Eyeliner (liquid is the fastest) 6. Mascara 7. Blush (cream blush goes on quick) 8. Lipstick or gloss (use long-last lip stick if yours comes off)

• Now you can add a deeper eye shadow in the crease. • You can switch to using a gel eyeliner, which takes a little more time and looks even better. • Switch to your powder blush.

Remember:

• Using a magnifying mirror makes everything faster. You can see exactly how to apply your mascara and eliminate a mess that sometimes occurs if you are in a hurry. • Hold your hand on your brow bone and lift your eye while putting on your mascara. It will go on faster and neater. • Using a tinted moisturizer will eliminate moisturizer. • Concealer will brighten your eyes and keep eye shadow on all day. • Eyeliner gives your eyes definition and elongates your lashes. • Blush makes you look happier and lipstick gives you that finishing touch.

When you have more time: • Put on your regular foundation for more stay-power. • Wash a large makeup sponge and squeeze out excess water and pat over foundation and concealer.

• Take time to line your lips before you apply lipstick. It will diminish the feathering. You have added just a few more minutes and now your makeup is complete. Now go about your day and feel good about yourself. I bet you will smile more too! Sylvia Hamowy is the owner of Reflections Cosmetics, as well as a successful makeup artist. She is also a beauty editor and is featured in the International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs, a distinguished professional reference directory.


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After the After The Darkness Darkness

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

BY RACHEL SCHORR

Esther gets a phone call from Nechama; Mrs. Farkash is totally frustrated by Esther’s be

ised their son and his wife in New York. Previously: Esther juggles uncomfortable questions at school Chapter Sixapartment was also Nonetheless, a second and remembers meals with her father. purchased in Eretz Yisrael. t was late in the evening when Tzipora for the “Get couple, involved? There’s nothing to get

still desperately hoping he could avoid dicing a fresh salad to add to t supper, hoping that Yo having to spell everything outand-rice in capital several minutes late and she letters. “You know we were promised anthough she kne in time. Even poked her head into the girls’ room. involved in. She’s gone.” mind, she hated making her hu time when you’ll be able to move apartment in Eretz Yisrael for right after “Why isn’t this “For room the cleaned “Exactly.” for supper and always tried t up yet?” she directed her question at “And for some reason, she thinks that table set and supper piping h back here,” Breindel Farkash told her the chasunah. And we never got it.” Chapter 21 Nechama, her voice extremely tense. “It’s I’m with you in this. She—” returned from work. late, and the kids are supposed to be fast daughter. “Please, Nechama, enough,it okay?” To her good fortune, Yoel w distraught “This way, will “Right. Because your father was busy asleep by now. Don’t you see what this Tzipora turned away. delayed, so supper was ready be easy for you.” with the factory then, and…” she tried place looks like?” “Why does she think she’ll have it bethe entered. The house was spa ayla Farkash was barely eighteen was talk of making the wedding in Amer“Yeah, what does it look like?” ter over there?” younger children were tucke Time passed, and shortly after their to recall. countered. “I don’t know, but don’t worry, she’ll and Nechama was busy doing when she was suggested to Meir ica, but for some reason, Nechama that idea fizzled Tzipora clenched her sts and strug- be back soon. It’s just a matter of time.” in her room. Everything was q tenth wedding anniversary, Bayla sat “My father was busy trying to close Schechter. As an only child to older out. Naturally, Bayla was overjoyed to gled to keep her voice even. “Nechama, She was about to leave the room when she a pleasant silence, but also s please – not now, okay?” Nechama’s earnest voice once again. Tzipora tried shivah for herheard father. Chaim Farkash had the factory without going bankrupt,” heto ignore that tr parents, there was no reason for have her friends at her wedding, her Nechamabut heaved a dramatic sigh and “I just wanted to know…” the girl bealization. suffered a short but painful illness, and corrected her. “He had already commitroseless ever so slowly from her bed to begin gan hesitantly. “How are you?” Yoel greet Bayla to rush into shidduchim, yet Chaim parents seemed slightly pleased. tidying up the room. Trying to compenTzipora spun back around to face her. a warm smile and then stop parents’“What?” savings were used up on ted to buying an apartment, sure thatfeigning he’d astonishment for the abruptness her approach, tracks, Farkash insisted that Meir was the catch Innocent and naïve as shesate was, she never ofher Tzipora helped her replace the toys on “Why you thought I should babysit and Everyone’s already in bed?” his medical care. Breindel was left with be able to pay for it, because money was of the century and that they had to be quite fathomed the causetheofproper her parents’ shelves, while waiting for a not Esther. I mean… it’s strange. She’s “Everyone, except for N suitable moment to restartmountains the conversa- of older thanand me, after all.”her house to course.” debt sold never an issue in our house.” crazy to refuse the offer. At first, Bayla disenchantment, although tion.she assumed Tzipora felt her throat constrict. She “She helped you pull things everything With no place to call “Right.” “So, what did she at say?” pay Tzipora began, reallyoff. needed to explain to Nechama once “Sure.” didn’t grasp that her parents were excit- that they were simply disappointed studiously maintaining a nonchalant tone. and for all what was going on. Otherwise, It was impossible to miss th her own, relocated heragainst daugh“But while we were engaged, it the allair. fell ed not only by Meir’s level of learning, being deprived of the opportunity “Who?” Nechama to playshe Nechama would into be pitted her, ity in to meet decided dumb. making matters even worse than they al“Whatwas happened?” he ter’s vacant apartment. The Schechters apart, and he lost everything. There hasmadah, and middos – it was no secret her new extended family. Alternatively, “Nechama!” Tzipora’s frustration nal- ready were. Tzipora didn’t reply. She didn’t ly broke through her veneer. “Esther has major tests coming up. cause both knew the answer. swallowed the potential lost income from no way he could afford an apartment any that Meir Schechter was the top bachur perhaps the real reason was that they “Sorry,” the girl muttered. “The an- The Deutsch kids are troublemakers, and gone. She wasn’t there to stir Bayla prided on fulfilling more – not then, and not ever.Finally, But your swer isto nothing. Nothing rent, at all. and Esther there’s no wayherself she’ll manage to get any the house was peacefu in his yeshivah – but also by his parents’ were simply finding it hard imagine hardly said a word except for yes, no, and studying done while she keeps an eye on serene. the mitzvah of kibbud av v’eim to the best parents didn’t want to disappoint you, financial status. The Schechters were not their only child marrying whatever. get it! What’s her prob- them. You’re in eighth grade and very Tzipora cleared her throa andI don’t leaving lem? Who’s she so angry at?” responsible, and she hasocean a tremendous overcome the scorching pain in of her abilities, despite the that so they sold their house in Yerushalayjust comfortable; they were rich, very rich. home. Tzipora evaded the question. “She amount of schoolwork and tests which she But what hurt her most of tell you anything else?” has to do well on. Don’t you think that’s a in Yoel’s im and bought this house for pain us here ineyes. “His parents pledged a full apartThe wedding was a didn’t beautiful affair, separated them. “No.” Nechama was also clearly upset, good enough reason?” And to now, “Iafter yearsgenuof New York. Then, they went further into she started working more quickly guess thirty-five so.” Nechama sounded ment,” her mother explained firmly, surely fancier than anyand of her friends’ By Rachel Schorr straighten up the room. “I don’t get why inely distressed. was suddenly announcing debt and bought thepublished smallinapartment in B’Dam Originally Hebrew as Nichtav “which is more than we ever dreamed would be. Fresh flowershearrangements had to leave. What’smarriage, her problem?Meir“So why are you asking?” Translated by Tfutza Publications did you say to her already?” “Whatever, it’sher nothing. Except that… that the apartment that mother was Yerushalayim, hoping we’d return one of. You’ll have your own place, you’ll be graced every table, and aWhat five-piece bandfroze. Tzipora’s hands “Nechama, Esther sees it differently. She thinks that tfutza1@gmail.com please don’t get involved in this. It’s want me to earn the money instead of innot wasyounot theirs. Well, if it wasn’t day. But after your father passed away, Tel: +972-2-650-9400 comfortable, and you won’t be forced to entertained their guests, hundreds of living like you think it is.” her.” theirs, then whom did it belong to? your mother couldn’t juggle the debts live hand-to-mouth like so many others.” whom streamed in and out to dance and Janu | The Magazine | “Actually, I think we should continue any more, and she certainly couldn’t Bayla, young and inexperienced, wish the family mazal tov. trusted her parents without a thought. The young couple moved into their this discussion a different time,” Meir afford to pay the rent for the place they Matters progressed swiftly with inqui- new home, not an apartment of their muttered, belatedly realizing his terrible were living in then. So she moved into ries made, parental approval given, and own as had been expected, but a small blunder and the avalanche this shocking the other apartment, which everyone calls our apartment. But, really, it’s hers, the couple meeting several times before rental suite. “Let’s see how we manage in news would certainly set off. “What ‘different time’?” Bayla shot of course. But… they asked me not to say joyously announcing their engagement. Eretz Yisrael,” Meir had said at one point back. “You can’t just tell me something anything…” Friends and neighbors were ecstatic, and during the engagement. It was a strange “They asked you not to tell me?” Bayteachers and acquaintances showered comment, Bayla noted to herself, but, so… so strange, and then not explain. her with warm mazal tov wishes. Bayla dizzy with excitement, she hadn’t paid What did you mean? What are you la couldn’t believe her ears. “Meir, stop talking about?” it. Please tell me I’m dreaming. Tell me dropped out of school immediately and it much attention. “I told you already,” her husband I’m hallucinating. Tell me that I’m hearbegan frenetic preparations for her wedThree years later, they’d received an ing things, anything but that this whole ding, glowing in joy and anticipation emergency call from Meir’s father, whose mumbled miserably. “Told me what? That the house isn’t story you just told me is true. Meir! How of the big day. It seemed that wherever business was on the verge of collapse. ours? You can’t be serious!” could you keep this secret from me for she went, people congratulated her on Without further ado, they’d packed their “I always thought you’d figured it out so long! I thought we shared everything! her engagement and expressed their ad- bags and relocated to New York. Meir, miration of her chassan. Meir was a real the genius of the family, now utilized his yourself,” Meir replied, studiously avoid- And why in the world are you telling me ing her challenging gaze. “I mean, it was all this now?” lamdan, a masmid, and a baal chesed, too. brilliance to save the business. Meir lowered his eyes, unable to meet The one catch was that the Schechters Working day and night, he managed all so obvious. I was sure you understood, but now I see that you didn’t, and it’s not his wife’s accusing stare, and in icy-cold lived in America, but Meir insisted that to close the factory without debt, but also so simple. With your mother, I mean.” realization, Bayla suddenly grasped that his one and only dream was to live and without profit. The catastrophe forced “Stop talking in riddles! Just tell me there was more to the story than he was learn Torah in Eretz Yisrael. the young couple to remain in America telling her. Since Meir came from a large family, with Meir’s brokenhearted parents, who the truth without all this fluff.” “Bayla, think back!” Meir pleaded, Much, much more. whereas Bayla was an only child, there now bought the home they had prom-

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“And I already explained to her that that’s not the reason at all.” Tzipora felt strange defending her actions to a fourteen-year-old. “Whatever. Nechama, it doesn’t matter now. I know that you wanted to speak to her, so I let you, but as you can see, she’s not cooperating. It’s time to move on.” “I want her to come home.” “I want her to come home, too, even more than you.” Tzipora’s voice caught in her throat and tears formed in her eyes. She’d never dreamed that she’d lose her Esther, and certainly not like this… She left the room in a hurry, hoping Nechama hadn’t noticed her tears, and started to hurry the kids into the shower. For once, the nighttime routine went more smoothly than usual, and Tzipora discovered that she hardly had to raise her voice to keep things moving. Daniel headed into the shower wordlessly. He was slightly reserved, but Tzipora managed to squeeze a smile out of him. The little ones followed quickly after, and within a short space of time, everyone was in pajamas. Five minutes later the house was pleasantly quiet, with the children all in bed, some reading, others already fast asleep and far away in dreamland. The silence seemed to radiate calm and tranquility. The kitchen still looked like the aftermath of a natural disaster, but Tzipora managed to restore order in less than fteen minutes. With the counters and table cleared and the floor swept, she began


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The Terrible Decree The Jewish people are hardly strangers to persecution and tyranny. When we hear of the complaints of other peoples, we smile bitterly and wonder: What do they know of persecution? What do they know of tragedy and bitterness? We are a people who have experienced oppression for centuries and have drunk deeply of the bitter cup of woe. Among the bitter memories of the past, few are more painful than that of the days of Russian Jewry under the heel of the wicked Czar Nicholas I. In his hatred and frustration, the evil man devised a cruel scheme that he saw as the answer to his “Jewish problem.” His “solution” was to draft Jewish youngsters as young as eight and nine into his army for a period of 25 years. Every town was given its quota and commanded to fill it under penalty of severe punishment. The wailing and tears that accompanied this announcement can only be imagined. But it was to no avail. The leaders of the communities were told that it was their responsibility to furnish the children, and they in turn hired people to enforce the decree. These men, known as “kidnappers,” zealously tracked down the children, chasing them into forests and caves. They would drag them back and throw them into the communal jail until the inspectors would arrive and choose. The children were cruelly torn from their parents and homes, dragged away to the far reaches of Siberia and forced to endure not only terrible physical pain – but also attempts to convert them. Who can count the number who died; the number of those who succumbed to the tortures and embraced Christianity in order to escape the pain and suffering?

The ‘Drunkard’

The story is told of the great Rav Yitzchak Isaac Chaver, who visited a small Lithuanian town. When he heard the wailing of children who were in the town jail awaiting transportation to the army, he

feigned drunkenness and was thrown into jail with them. “My children,” he cried out, “listen to me. I speak to you through tears but what I have to say you must hear carefully. “You are going to be taken to far away places and you will be tempted and tortured in an attempt to make you leave your faith. Please, dear children, remember what I tell you today. “Remember the 10 martyrs who refused to bow their heads to the Roman oppressors who tried to stop them from teaching Torah. Remember how they chose death rather than give up the life of Torah. Remember Chana and her seven children, who clung steadfastly to G-d and willingly gave up their lives. Be as brave as they; choose life by welcoming – if necessary – death.” All night he spoke to the children giving them strength and chizuk, and as morning came he said: “Holy little sheep! Soon we will part. I do not know if I will still be alive when you return, but I do know that we will meet some day in the True World. I hope that when we do, I will be proud of all of you.”

The Wicked Leaders

The rabbanim did more than simply give the children courage. They actively condemned the leaders of the community who timidly acquiesced to the government demands and who helped in the collection of the children. They also urged the people to physically free the unfortunate children. One of those rabbanim was Rav Eliyahu Schick. On a visit to a small town, Rav Schick was horrified to hear that a whole group of children were imprisoned in the community house, awaiting shipment to the army. Seizing a hatchet in his hand, he ran out to the main Jewish street and cried: “Yidden! Do you know the true meaning of the verse in Yeshaya (42:24) that says: ‘Who has given Yaakov over for plunder, Yisrael

to robbers?’ ‘Yaakov” refers to the masses of Bnei Yisrael who are being plundered while ‘Yisrael’ refers to those communal leaders who are themselves the robbers and kidnappers.” And, turning to the crowd gathered about, he called: “My brothers, why do you stand silently? Let us go and save Jewish souls!” Inspired by the words of the rav, the crowd seized hatchets and crowbars and broke into the hall, freeing the happy children. Rav Schick then assembled all the Jews into the shul and addressed them concerning the meaning of the verse (Shemos 21:16): “And he who kidnaps a man and sells him shall surely die.” Finishing, he turned to the Aron Kodesh, and removing a Torah Scroll, he cried: “I call upon you to swear on this Torah scroll that never again will you permit such a horrible abomination to occur in this town.”

Rav Yaakov Of Karlin

Similarly, the Rav Yaakov (author of Mishkenos Yaakov) one of the leading students of Rav Chaim of Volozhin, heard that some of the communal heads of the town of Karlin where he served as rav had agreed to the kidnapping of the children. He immediately called in the leaders and pleaded with them to change their ways. Nevertheless, one Shabbos morning, a woman suddenly burst into the synagogue and, interrupting the services, cried out: “My brothers! My only son has been arrested – along with other boys – and is being held in the community house to be taken into the army. Save him, I beg of you!” Greatly moved by the pitiful woman, the congregation crowded around the benches of the east wall, where the leaders of the community sat. “Have mercy,” they cried. “Free the poor children!” One of the leaders, however, arose in great wrath and exclaimed:

“Eject this woman immediately. She has disrupted the services and insulted the community leaders!” The shammas, acting under orders, seized the poor woman and removed her from the shul. The congregation grew silent as Rav Yaakov rose, strode to the Aron and removed one of the scrolls. Rolling it until he reached Parashas Ki Tetzei he began to read the mitzvah concerning one who finds eggs in a nest and a bird sitting on them: “You shall surely send away the mother, and the children you may take for yourself in order that it shall be good for you and you shall lengthen your days.”

The Opposite

Having finished, he then turned to the communal leader and exclaimed: “You have done the exact opposite of this verse. You first took the son and afterward you gave orders to send away the mother. “I am convinced that the Holy One, blessed be He, will also give you the opposite reward and you will not live many more days.” The congregation heard his words and, without hesitation, ran to the communal hall where they broke in and freed the captive children. Not all the children were, of course, as fortunate. One of these tragic, yet significant stories concerning these children tells of a special visit of the Czar to one of the camps. The commander had all the Jewish children lined up near the riverbank, and the Russian Orthodox priests prepared to have them undergo the rites of baptism. As the command was given for the children to immerse themselves they cried: “We shall do and we shall hear!” They then threw themselves into the river – and remained there. Before the startled soldiers could remove them, the martyred children had drowned to sanctify Hashem’s Name.


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Reb Michoel finds a job for Zack, Nate and Sam; Yehoshua has a happy visit at the dietician.

A Problem Called Mr. Herman Chapter 58 “That’s it. I’ve spoken to everyone I can think of!” Auntie Breindel exclaimed over the phone. “They’ll be sending a delegation in the coming days to inspect the valley. They emphasized that the green belt surrounding our city is vital to air purity and the health of our country. The plant life and natural vegetation balance the air pollution created by the cars and factories. There’s no way they’ll tolerate a mall in such a green area!” Auntie Breindel sounded so confident that she convinced me as well. The Department for Environmental Control sounded very distinguished to me, and I was pretty certain that the people in charge would wage a mighty battle to achieve their goal. I was almost tempted to go to Rav Miller and tell him that his efforts were now superfluous, but then I remembered Abba’s warning and thought better of it. He would not be pleased to learn that I was still involved in the matter, and he would definitely hear about it if I spoke to Rav Miller. So I reluctantly allowed Moishy and Meir to continue knocking on doors and collecting signatures without breathing a word of my involvement, although I did tell Yonasan about Auntie Breindel’s update. I was actually enjoying the irony of the situation. Moishy and Meir were all puffed up about themselves, thinking they were the big shots, while really they knew almost nothing about the valley and the

background to the petition. In any case, even if we did tell them what we knew, they would never listen to us or believe us. And the best thing about it was that they were so involved in reaping honor and glory from their project that they’d forgotten all about me. It had been several days since they’d made a nasty comment. On Thursday, on the way home from the dietician, I bumped into both of them. Meir was holding a large binder filled with pages of signatures that he’d collected, and Moishy was swinging a bag filled with printed notices. They looked a bit upset, and I wasn’t about to start up with them. It wasn’t until I passed them that I heard them call my name. “Yehoshua!” I spun around, and my heart sank. What did Meir want from me now? “Come here!” he spoke in a commanding tone. With little choice, I took wary steps toward them. “Regarding the Herman family,” Moishy stated in an official voice, as if he were a fancy lawyer speaking to a lowly clerk, “who live in your building. They refuse to sign the petition.” When I didn’t reply, Meir added, “Mr. Herman even said that he’s in favor of a mall in the area, because he’ll be able to do all his shopping in one place. We tried explaining that Rav Miller is organizing the petition and believes that a mall will harm the spiritual character of the neighborhood, but he only laughed and said

that there are two sides to every coin. In any case, he refuses to sign.” I frowned. Mr. Herman was a longtime resident of the neighborhood, and unfortunately, someone who probably couldn’t care less about its spiritual character. He owned a jewelry store in the center of town and spent most of his day there. As neighbors, we’re always pleasant and greet each other with the typical, “Hi, how are you?” but nothing more than that. “You think you can get him to change his mind?” Moishy asked. In all honesty, I really didn’t want to get involved with this, especially because I knew that Abba would be angry if he heard that I was helping out with the petition. And yet, I didn’t want to refuse my classmates. For the first time in ages, these two were speaking to me like a human being, not some kind of reject. Maybe if I helped them out, they would finally treat me a bit better. “I’ll take care of it!” I announced so suddenly that I surprised even myself. Moishy and Meir gazed at me appreciatively and exhaled a sigh of relief. “We’ve got a couple of others who also refuse to sign, but he’s definitely our toughest nut to crack. If you manage to convince him, we’ll send you to them too!” I continued on my way home with the echo of their words ringing in my ears. Although there had been nothing explicit, I heard the latent promise in their words. If I


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managed to persuade Mr. Herman to sign the petition, I would be one of the gang again… Would they really stop bullying me? Only time would tell. Without thinking the matter through, I ran up the stairs to the first floor of our building and knocked on Mr. Herman’s door. I also rang the doorbell several times and heard the chime echo throughout the apartment. No answer – he wasn’t home. Shrugging, I took the steps up one more flight to our own apartment. Over the next few hours, my spirits gradually fell as the enchantment of Moishy and Meir’s offer wore off and I began to see things all too clearly. Those two boys hadn’t suddenly changed their opinion of me. They were just using me to get something they needed, tempting me with bait like a fish. Why should I run to help them? How dare they play with my feelings like that! And what about my promise to Abba, who’d expressly told me to stay out of this business? If I helped Moishy and Meir, I would be breaking that promise. I suddenly felt very confused, and upset that I’d gotten myself into such a bind. But instead of dwelling on my predicament, I decided to take my mind off it and give Ima a hand with her Shabbos preparations. As I’d learned last week, Thursdays are one of those days when the work simply doesn’t end. Kids, laundry, dishes, shopping, mopping, cleaning, cooking, baking… I can’t understand how mothers do this week after week without falling apart! “A pair of hands like yours is a blessing!” Ima complimented me warmly as I rolled up my sleeves and attacked the dishes in the fleishig sink. “I don’t know how I used to manage without you!” Abba came home just then, and his comment immediately resolved my dilemma. “Sorry I’m late,” he apologized to Ima. “I met Mr. Herman in the lobby and we ended up having a long conversation.”

“He doesn’t want to sign the petition,” I piped up. “My friends told me.” “He has several reasons,” Abba explained. “The main one is that he’d like to move his jewelry store closer to home to save himself travel time. A mall in the heart of the neighborhood is the perfect solution for him. Or, at least, that’s what he thinks.” “So there’s no chance of convincing him otherwise,” I said glumly. “Yehoshua, no one thought that 100 percent of the residents would agree to sign the petition,” Abba consoled me. “There are always a few here and there who have a different opinion.” The next morning, Moishy and Meir accosted me the moment I set foot in school. “What happened?” they wanted to know. “My father spoke to him,” I said, omitting that it had nothing to do with me. “Herman won’t sign because he has a personal interest in the mall. He wants to open a store there.” Meir and Moishy grunted angrily, infuriated by the audacity of the fellow. “Maybe we should get Danny involved. He’ll take care of that guy!” Meir suggested, his eyes sparking dangerously. “Get real,” Moishy chuckled. “We’ll be better off if Danny stays out of this.” Meir reluctantly agreed, but then he suddenly sent me a funny look. “Yehoshua, what’s with you and my brother?” “Nothing much,” I replied noncommittally, although my answer was certainly true. “He once asked me for a favor when he needed somebody’s address.” “And now you’re suddenly friends?” Meir asked suspiciously. “I wouldn’t call us friends,” I replied carefully. “We’re more like… acquaintances.” Yonasan appeared just then, ready

to defend me in case it was needed, but luckily, Meir decided to leave us alone. “I guess you’ve got yourself some good friends,” he said quietly, before turning away.

*** “This isn’t a garden. It’s a jungle!” Nate complained loudly as the three friends tackled the forest of weeds surrounding the Green Pines Assisted Living Facility. Zack, whose back was already aching from yanking at tough roots all morning, stood up and stretched, wiping the sweat from his brow with his muddy hand. “It’s not that bad. At least the weather’s good, and the scenery’s amazing,” he said. “The food stinks,” Sam griped. “It’s old men’s stuff…” “Well, what did you think we’d get in an old-age home?” Zack chuckled. “Burgers and fries?” “If only…” Nate sighed longingly. “You know, sometimes I really miss home, my folks and all…” His delicate hands were unaccustomed to hard labor. His mother, who had paid good money for years of piano lessons, would be aghast to see him now, pulling at weeds like a common laborer. “Old Man Gardener said that if we don’t get rid of all this underbrush, it’ll just sprout up again!” Sam shook his head in disgust. “We’ve been working for hours and we’ve hardly made any progress. I don’t know what they’re thinking!” “Come on,” Zack said, pulling his friends along. “We’re done for today. Let’s go back to the shul. Reb Michoel is waiting for us there, and he wants us to get to the lecture on time.” “Reb Michoel is the only good thing in this whole business,” Nate sighed unhappily.


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