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70 Years Ago This Month The Holocaust Comes To Hungary By Dr. Ervin Birnbaum

By Ron Kampeas

(In memory of family members, friends, and residents of my hometown, Kassa – now Kosice – who perished at the hands of the Nazis.) By the beginning of March 1944, Adolf Hitler had turned his attention to the destruction of the last body of Jewry still in existence within his realm. He ordered Heinrich Himmler, who in turn authorized Adolf Eichmann, to carry out the mass removal and execution of Hungary’s Jewish community, which during the war years stood at more than 800,000 after the annexations of regions in Slovakia, Romania and Yugoslavia. It required a destructive genius like Eichmann to carry out such a colossal task, particularly at a time when the German military on all fronts was in retreat or preparing for a last stand. Eichmann assembled his most proven and efficient henchmen at Mauthausen to lay out the plan for a proper execution of the ghastly task. The elite murderers lived up to their (Continued on Inside Back Page)

WASHINGTON – Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, Jew, Christian, black, white, Hispanic – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants all to feel welcome under its big, pro-Israel tent. That was the resounding theme of this week’s annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. Expansive outreach, of course, is nothing new for AIPAC. But in the wake of battles over Iran sanctions legislation that pitted the pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse against the White House, many congressional Democrats and liberals more generally, AIPAC’s traditional emphasis on Israel as a bipartisan issue has taken on added urgency. “We must affirm bipartisanship in our own ranks if we want support for Israel to be championed by Democrats and Republicans alike,” Michael Kassen, AIPAC’s chairman, said at the conference’s outset on

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Sunday. “AIPAC’s political diversity is critical to our continued success.” AIPAC in recent weeks has been bruised by deep differences between Republicans and most Democrats over how best to deal with Iran while nuclear talks are underway. Republicans back new sanctions as a means of strengthening the U.S. hand in the talks, and many congressional Democrats, heeding the White House, oppose them, saying they could scuttle not only talks with Iran but the international coalition that brought the Islamic Republic to the negotiating table. AIPAC had been working to bring a new Iran sanctions bill to a Senate vote until backing down last month after it became clear that it lacked enough Democratic support to overcome a promised presidential veto. In the aftermath, Republicans were angry with AIPAC for backing away from its push for a vote, while congressional Democrats resented AIPAC’s pressure on them to break with President Obama on

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Paul Torah Haredi World’sDraft Bill Demonstrate In Reichmann, Jerusalem Against By Rabbi Greatest Raphael Fuchs Philanthropist, Dies

Some members of Congress are working to ensure that Iraqi Jewish artifacts now on display in Philanthropist Paul (Moshe) Reichmann, considTehillim, selichos, fi anancial special prayer for rain, and kabAn anti-draft in Jerusalem past Sunday, Washington arerally returned directly this to the Iraqi Jew- ered the greatest supporter of the Torah balas ohl malchus shamayim (accepting the heavencalled for by the country’s leading haredi rabbis and ish community and not the government. world, passed away last Friday. He was 83. Rabbi Ezrachi was joined in leading billed a Million Atzeres (assembly), drew Roshun- ly yoke). Reps. SteveMan Israel (D-N.Y.) and Ileana Together with his brothers, Edward, Ralphthese and recitations by Rabbithe Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, dreds of thousands demonstrators. Lehtinen (R-Fla.) of are leading the bipartisan effort Albert, he founded Olympia & York building rosh and yeshiva ofdevelopment Yeshiva Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak; Rabbi Torah leaders hadofurged many texts people as property to The return the thousands books,as photos, and firm, which Reuven Elbaz, rosh was yeshiva Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim; possible to attendthat the protest/day as aand re- by other materials were found ofbyprayer the U.S. the mid-1980s theoflargest coalition forces in 2003. They were brought to the developer in theBatzri, world, and the and Rabbi David a leading kabbalist. sponse to the country’s pending legislation regarding United States to be restored andinto were digitalized. one ofunity, the world’s In a sign were of haredi Rabbi Aharon Yehuda the drafting of yeshiva students the Israel De- Reichmanns collection is supposed to be sent back to Iraq next richest families. of Bnei Brak, considered one of the Leib Shteinman fenseThe Forces. spring. Reps. Israel and Ros-Lehtinen wrote a letter to leading Reichmann much ofofhis forhalachicused authorities the non-chassidic LithFollowing the Minchah (afternoon) service, Rabof State John Kerry stating that the toworld, support Torah study and uanian called for the public protest after opposbiSecretary Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Iraqi Jeru- tune government hasAteres no legitimate claim to the artifacts. In Toronto, ing other similar protests.he built a salem’s Yeshiva Yisroel, recited the Chacham observance. “We fi rmly believe that these should be re- number of schools and would synagogues The demonstration have drawn more parharazim blessing. According to theitems Talmud (Berachot turned to the descendants of the Iraqi Jewish comwhich became the center a thrivmore than thirty lead58b), this blessing is said upon seeing 600,000 Jews ticipants had a number ofofthe who still mourn the loss of these priceless ing ing Orthodox dati leumicommunity. (national religious) rabbis, who had inmunity, one gathering. reminders of their former lives in Iraq,” they wrote. The Reichmann family donatThe peaceful demonstration, which included no originally planned to attend, not pulled out shortly Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) also is involved ed up to $50 million a year to yespeeches, featured the reading of several passages of before the rally. (Those who did attend included Rabin the effort. Ros-Lehtinen said it “would be crimi- shivas, synagogues and hospitals nal for the U.S. government to be complicit in deny- around the world, according to The ing the Jewish community what is rightfully theirs.” New York Times. The collection includes more than 2,700 JewAll of Olympia & York’s construcish books and tens of thousands of documents in tion projects halted on the Sabbath By Steve K. Walz Hebrew, Arabic, Judeo-Arabic and English dating and all Jewish holidays as well as Jewish Press Israel Correspondent from 1540 to the 1970s. Some of the items are on Christian ones. The company paid display at the National Archives through 5. overtime for workers on has Sundays. JERUSALEM – Though not originally on Jan. the agenThe Israeli Air Force attacked Hizbullah conOlympia & York intothe severe da, Israeli media sources reported that Israeli(JTA) Prime voys, which have triedran to ship weapons to their basin theAearly 1990s, when in the relationMinister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama trouble es in Lebanon. further deterioration Canary Wharf spent part of their two-hour meeting on Monday dis- London’s ship between Obama andproject, Russianthe President Vladimir world’s largest property cussing the ramifi cations of Gets the growing crisis in Putin could spur the Russiandevelopleader to increase military Aiding Hizbullah Former remained halfofempty. In 1992, Paul Reichmann Ukraine as it pertains to U.S. Middle East policy. The ment, aid to Assad by way even more advanced weaponry.

Ukraine Crisis Reverberates In Israel

Egged Driver 42 Months In Prison

fate of Ukrainian Jews, in light of Russia’s invasion of A Jerusalem district court judge sentenced an Crimea, waseastern also discussed. Arab from Jerusalem who joined the HizIsraeli political observers have that bullah terrorist organization duringspeculated a trip to BeiObama’s Russian move, which many rut to 42response months to in the prison. describe as Mishara weak, will have stark Assam waseventually convicted under a pleaconsebarquences Israel. maingain for for contact withThough a foreignIsrael agentcurrently and transfer of tains a cordialtorelationship with Moscow, it is thought information an enemy. Mishara, who holds an Isthat support for Syrian President raeliRussia’s ID card,deepening was formerly employed as a driver for Bashar andlargest Hizbullah embolden both to Egged,al-Assad one of the bus could companies in Israel. attack on the Golan Heights and from Lebanon. In Israel his sentence, Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe YoadObama’s Hacohenthreat wrote that Misharaforce and his wife Despite of military against left Israel for Jordan on June 20,his 2012, and from there Assad unless he relinquishes chemical weapons flew toAssad Beirut. Mishara arrived in Dahiya, suburb cache, has repeatedly failed to meet a UN deadsouthtoof deliver the capital knownarsenal as a Hizbullah stronghold. lines hiscity deadly to a special arms There, he Russia, gave thewhich namehas of his hotel and his room disposal unit. stationed naval forces to a guard, andoftold him hehas would meet innumber the Syrian port city Latakia, thuslike fartorefused members of the Shiite terrorist group. He received an towith prod Assad into handing over his chemical weapons. e-mail address and password and was instructed to open Russia has also reinforced the Syrian military with a Facebook account to correspond with the organization. large supplies of homegrown sophisticated battlefield “In recent years, there have been cases presentweapons. Assad has repeatedly tried to transfer some ed to the court of individuals making contact with of those arms to Hizbullah.

hostile groups. This phenomenon requires deterrent punishment,” the judge wrote. I N D (Israel E X Hayom via JNS)

24/7 Z’manim……………….44 Auto .................................... 54 Challenge – Butman……….79 24/7 Z’manim ............... 36 Classifi ed ............................ 92 Auto ............................. 44 Communal Calendar……….44 Beres ........................... 64 Community Challenge Currents……….65 – Butman .... 57 Covenant Sacks.…………72 Classified– ..................... 72 Daf ...................................... 42 Communal Calendar .... 36 Community Currents .... 51 Dining Guide ....................... 47 Daf ............................... Editorials ...............................34 7 Dining Guide ................ 38 Expounding – Stone ........... 84 Editorials ........................ 7 Goldwasser ......................... 38 Expounding – Stone .... 20 Halachic – Cohen ............... 26 81 Goldwasser .................. IHalachic Remember – Fine ............. 51 – Cohen ........ 20 I Remember – Fine ...... 41 In Memoriam………………..87 Im Yirtzeh –– Feiglin……….32 Cohen ...... 37 Leadership In Memoriam ................ Lesson in Emunah .............. 66 74 Lesson in Emunah ....... 59 Letters............................. 7, 88

Lomdus – Fuchs……………11 M.M. Weiss ......................... 43 Monitor – Maoz ................... 13 Lomdus – Fuchs .......... 11 Quick Takes – Klein………..14 M.M. Weiss .................. 58 Q & A – Y. Klass ................. 38 Monitor – Maoz ............ 13 Rebbetzin Jungreis ............ 13 Quick Takes – Klein ..... 14 Riddles ...........26 80 Q & A ––Y.Weintraub Klass ........... Senior Forum – Magill ........ 21 Riddles – Weintraub .... 34 Senior – Magill . 61 ServiceForum Directory ............... 98 Service ......... 78 Shmuz –Directory Shafier……………26 Shmuz – Shafier .......... 29 Simcha Planner ................. 53 Simcha Planner ........... 43 Singles ............................... 45 Singles ......................... 37 Soloveitchik ––Ziegler Rapps 86 Soloveitchik ... 34 Soloveitchik – Ziegler..........24 69 Teller ............................ Time Capsule .............. Talmud – Grunfeld ..............15 82 Travel ........................... 55 Travel ................................. 68 Week in Review Review................. ........... 40 Week in 50 West Coast .................. 54 West Coast………………….64

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Sources report that Netanyahu told Obama that Putin’s gambits might also embolden Iran, Russia’s ally, to defy any Western attempt to downsize Tehran’s extensive nuclear program. Netanyahu also reportedly reminded Obama that American diplomatic missteps toward theFront current regime in Egypt during (Continued from Page) its overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood led Egypt to signAn a new arms agreement with Moscow. estimated 3,000 demonstrators, among them JewishofPress columnistvictims, Michael Freund,the a forrelatives the prisoners’ protested remer communications adviser to Netanyahu, said the lease on Monday night. On Tuesday, a group of rel-

as Olympia & York collapsed under some $20 billion bi debt, Yaakov Shapira, rosh lost yeshiva HaRav in Paul Reichmann mostofof Mercaz his family forYeshiva, and Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed.) tune, though he later regained some of it. TheReichmann withdrawal took place after Israel’s haredi daily was born in Vienna in 1930, two years newspaper, Yated critical after his family left Ne’eman, Hungary. published The familyalater fled arto ticle against national religious Rabbi Chaim Paris whenleader Germany annexed Druckman. Austria, and then to Morocco. Afterurged studying in yeshivas in After Rabbi Druckman people to refrain Britain and Israel, from attending the demonstration due toReichmann suggestions 1953 to that 1956Israel’s as the by the senior haredi worked rabbinicfrom leadership unpaid educational of government was fighting against God bydirector proposing Ozar HaTorah, which runs Jewmilitary draft reforms, Yated Ne’eman – without reish dayasschools. ferring to Rabbi Druckman a rabbi – called his comand his wife moved to Toments “shameless and ofHe unprecedented hypocrisy.” ronto in 1957, where he joined Rabbi David Stav, chairman of the religious Zithe family’s Olympia Tile, which onist Tzohar Rabbinical Association, defended Rabbi later became Olympia & York. Druckman and slammed the rally as a “disgraceful The company built nearmanipulation of the Torah.” ly 100 buildings in the Toronto area during its first 15 years current tension in Ukraine does not bode well for of operation. Ukrainian Jewry. Reichmann purchased eight office“The buildings in Freund told TheManhattan Jewish Press, dramatic 1977 foronly more than $300 events of the past few days underline the mildanlion; 10 years they were gers facing Ukrainian Jewry. Withlater Russia and the worth billion. In it 1980, the Ukraine edging closer to the$3 brink of war, is essencompany was Ukrainian tapped to Jewry build tial that Israel act quickly to bring the World Financialpassions Center are in home as soon as possible. As nationalist New York. inflamed in the Ukraine, it is inevitable that anger and hatred will turn against the Jews…”(JTA, INN, Press staff) Freund, founder of the ShaveiJewish Israel organization

that assists lost Jews in resurrecting their lost heritage, said that his group is “working in the Ukraine and Russia with the Subbotnik Jews. The primary community of Subbotnik Jews that we at Shavei Israel are working with is in the village of Vysoky, which is near the Russian-Ukrainian border. severAttorney Yifat Raveh from the There Israeliare Justice al hundred peoplethe in the village, on all the of whom wantbeto Ministry briefed committee way the make aliyah, but there are various reaved families had been notifi ed. bureaucratic obstacles overcome.” hope the “that the “Twotohours after Freund the list expressed was finalized, famcommunity can soon come to Israel.” ilies were contacted through case workers and the

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

atives unsuccessfully petitioned Israel’s Supreme representative organization for victims of terror. Not everyone was reached, there were those who had Court to stop the release. their phone numbers among and there wereAmeralso Tuesday’s release comes as the 3-month-old talks changed AIPAC’s outreach, particularly African technical RavehHarris, said. a pastor from Chiface an uncertain future. icans and problems,” Hispanics. Chris OneSouth bereaved responded thatapplied only seven Although U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cago’s (Continued from Front Page) Side, father described how he had in his the 16 families were notified. Regev added that a insisted on complete confidentiality, Israel’s Channel of neighborhood lessons learned from trauma specialists list already existed a week ago.” 2 reported in Israeli communities on Gaza’s border. the issue. this week that the Palestinian Authori- “tentative “They could have prepared in advance andfrom inty reportedly has demanded that land swaps in the AIPAC has also worked to counter criticisms The result has been an unusual vacuum for the formed the families in the best possible manner,” West Bank not exceed 2 percent – a provision Nelobby: The thousands of activists who headed to Cap- the left that it is too closely aligned with the GOP. Regev said. tanyahu’s coalition would likely oppose. itol Hill Tuesday were not advocating for any new A month ago, AIPAC advertised for a director of proOn Sunday, reprelegislation. Instead they were seeking signatories gressive outreach; the job is not yet filled. Until the sentatives from famifor letters from lawmakers lies in the Almagor Ter- in both chambers asking mid-1980s, such a job description might have seemed Obama to make sure that Iran complies with the nu- redundant – AIPAC was until then strongly identified ror Victims Association clear ainspection and verification regimes mandated by with Democrats. sent letter to Attorney the UN Security That traditional base is aging, however, and many General YehudaCouncil. WeinAt the policy conference, AIPAC offi cials did not liberal activists are expressing greater sympathy for stein, asking him to preshy from tough talk when it came to Iran. Howard the Palestinians. Within the Jewish community and vent the prisoner release. Kohr, AIPAC’s CEO,atfocused his speech Sunday in Washington, J Street has challenged AIPAC from Weinstein’s deputy, morningDina on countering the Obama administration ar- the left. AIPAC’s leadership has recently sought avetorney Zilber, responded with a aim stateguments. He took particularly at Obama’s claim nues to younger progressives, and nods to the political ment saying that freethat new sanctions could upend the negotiations. left were visible throughout the conference. ing prisoners in negoti“Pressure brought Iran to the table, and only increasA breakout session on “Civilian Coexistence” in Isations “is a clearly polit-about a deal,” he said. ing pressure could bring rael featured an entire panel identified with the IsraeicalThe issue in which all of Obama administration officials who addressed li left, which organizers acknowledged was unusual the have the AIPAC pushback on for AIPAC. the considerations conference anticipated been Iran. weighed with the A video during one of the conference breaks touthighest by the “Now,scrutiny in the next two days or so, you may hear ed a project of the Peres Center for Peace that brings executive authorities.” some say that the very narrow relief in the interim together Israeli and Palestinian girls in soccer tourAlmagor Director agreement has unraveled the sanctions regime or naments. Meir Indor responded eased the chokehold on Iran’s economy,” Treasury Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for critically to the stateSecretary Jack Lew told the conference. “Nothing Reform Judaism (URJ), joined his counterparts in ment, saying, “The famcouldof bethe further the truth.” the Conservative and Orthodox movement on stage ilies deadfrom should the lingering tensions, calls for during the Monday plenary to cite Torah readings notNotwithstanding need to fight the war comity were prevalent calling for support for Israel. for their loved ones.” at the conference. “Itn may better at night” to critiwas Jacobs’s firstIsraeli onstage appearance AIPAC O M o make n d a y you , t hsleep e U.S. Secretary of State John KerryIt(right) meets with Prime Minister at Benjamin cize President Obama in meetings with lawmakers, since he assumed the URJ’sinpresidency three years Netanyahu at Villa Taverna, the U.S. Ambassador’s residency Rome, on October 23. Knesset Internal Affairs SteveEnvironment Askeroff, an ComAIPAC lobbyist, said at a lobby- ago; his appointment to lead the Reform movement and ing training session, but he for emphasized thatrelease. AIPAC drew some criticism fromDavid the right at the time in part Member of Knesset Tzur (Hatnuah) inmittee convened to prepare the prisoner any a reason notoftoJrelease idenAt meeting, chairwoman Regev hasthe to work withcommittee the executive branch. “ItMiri can be very quired, because“Is he there had been member Street’sthe rabbinic of the prisoners to be released in future stag(Likud-Beiteinu) voiced her opposition, saying tricky, but you have to navigate these waters in“The a bi- tities cabinet. es? Jacobs, The families arewith in suspense.” TzurWernick, added that release prisoners will lead to more terror.” partisanofway,” he said. together Rabbi Steven the opposedvice thepresident release ofofprisoners. “This is an example cowardice and weakness In a closed meeting, of AIPAC officials asked mem- he executive the United Synagogue of MK Shuli Mualem-Rafaeli (Habayit on behalf the government,” she added. nor- Conservative bers of theof group’s executive committee – an“No advisory Judaism and Rabbi StevenHayehudi) Weil, the “It isUnion’s only inexecutive the Jewish that the murmal releases murderers. from In return, got said, bodycountry comprising representatives other we AmeriOrthodox vicestate president, delivered of Jews can be released. In another in rockets firedgroups into Ashkelon, tunnel Egypt they and derers can Jewish – to breaka up any from arguments a message of unity, albeit one imbued with place rabbinic the world, everyone would cry out if such a thing murders of Israelis.” witnessed throughout the conference. nuance. “Why,” she asked, we needwas to give anything An emphasis of the“do conference the breadth of happened.” (JTA)

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Editorial Foreign Policy On A Hope And A Prayer The Russian incursion into Ukraine is proof positive that Russian President Vladimir Putin really is trying to revisit the glory days of the old Soviet Union. How the U.S. and the West deals with it will plainly have a major impact on international affairs in the years to come. Given that reality, we were startled by Secretary of State Kerry’s almost whiney public reaction to the Russian action. But after seeing President Obama’s responses in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg News, it is painfully clear that U.S. foreign policy is in the hands of people who haven’t a clue about the dynamics of power. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,� Secretary Kerry had this to say about Mr. Putin’s foray: You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pretext. It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems. There are all kinds of other options still available to Russia. There still are. President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a right set of choices that can still be made to address any concerns they have about Crimea, about their citizens, but you don’t choose to invade a country in order to do that. One can almost imagine a shocked Mr. Kerry thinking to himself, “How could he?� Yet not only did Mr. Putin do what he did, China, one of the three major international players along with the U.S. and Russia, agreed with him, not with Mr. Kerry. Here is what a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman

had to say about the Russian operation: China has always upheld the principles of diplomacy and the fundamental norms of international relations‌. At the same time we also take into consideration the history and the current complexities of the Ukranian issue. Then came President Obama’s Bloomberg News interview with its revelations about the his troubling mindset on the Middle East: Question: [Mahmoud Abbas leads] a weak, corrupt and divided Palestinian entity that is already structurally semi-powerless. Do you think he could deliver anything more than a framework agreement? Is this the guy who can lead the Palestinian people to say, “OK, no more claims against Israel, permanent peace, permanent recognition?â€? Obama: Look, I think it has to be tested. The question is: What is lost by testing it? If in fact a framework for negotiations is arrived at, the core principles around which the negotiations are going to proceed is arrived at, I have no doubt that there are going to be factions within the Palestinian community that will vigorously object in the same way that there are going to be those within Israel who are going to vigorously object. But here’s what I know from my visits to the region: That for all that we’ve seen over the last several decades, all the mistrust that’s been built up, the Palestinians would still prefer

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Preemptive Actions

Your Israel correspondent Steve Walz reported (“Preemptive Strikes Thwart Terror Attacks Against Israel,� news story, Feb. 28) that recent raids by Israeli security services preempted a series of major Arab terrorist attacks. Terrorism that almost took place does not usually make the news, and as a result many of us tend to forget how many close calls there are, and how many times the brave actions of Israeli soldiers or police officers have prevented a mass slaughter. According to the Shin Bet, Israel’s General Security Service, six Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks last year, five of them in the West Bank territories. Far from embracing nonviolence, Palestinians in those areas have dramatically increased their use of violence in the past year: according to the Shin Bet, there were 1,271 terror attacks in 2013, up from 578 in 2012. They would have been far more numerous if not for the preemptive actions undertaken by Israel’s security forces. Moshe Phillips, President Benyamin Korn, Chairman Religious Zionists of America Philadelphia Chapter

111-Year-Old Alexander Imich (I)

It was very touching to read the

story by Beth Sarafraz about Alexander Imich (“Meeting Alexander Imich, 111 Years Old,� Feb. 28). His life is as incredible as it is long. A man who lived such a significant life deserves to be treated with compassion and dignity. Perhaps this article will tug at the heartstrings of those who can provide help in some way. Certainly Mr. Imich’s life should be celebrated while he can witness and enjoy it. Robin Neglia (Via E-Mail)

111-Year-Old Alexander Imich (II)

Being both a resident of the Upper West Side and a geriatric social worker, I was inspired by Beth Sarafraz’s article on Alexander Imich to stop by his home and pay a visit along with my fiancÊ. Dr. Imich was quite alert and friendly to us, which surprised me. I would think that at age 111 he might not be as oriented and alert as he proved to be. He was kind and appreciative of our visit and the flowers we brought. I plan to visit him again and spend some more time with him. A man his age with his professional and life experience should catch the eyes and ears of everyone. It’s quite a rarity to meet someone who has witnessed so many amazing life-changing events. It makes me wonder what my generation will

be remembered for and how many things I will witness, if I am lucky enough. Kimberly Zinaman New York, NY

Women’s Roles

I’ve read a number of articles by Rabbi Gil Student in the past and usually found them challenging and enlightening. But his op-ed of Feb. 21, “Missing the Point on Women’s Issues,� was troubling in its regressive, fearful attitude. Rabbi Student talks a lot about separation but seems to have difficulty separating the true radicals from those who have grown up with deep religious backgrounds, sensitivity, and learning; young women who have been to outstanding Jewish high schools, spent time learning in Eretz Yisrael, and returned to chutz la’aretz or made aliyah and become some of the strongest leaders in their communities, often giving shiurim themselves while becoming professional women and wives and mothers. We are not the Catholic Church with its rigid hierarchical system for deciding difficult issues, and even within the realm of contemporary halacha there is not necessarily only one person’s opinion to follow. When it comes to the controversial area of what today’s religious

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Do You Want Nazis As Neighbors? By DOV HIKIND Jakiw Palij of Queens has it pretty good. He walks around freely enjoying the benefits of a quiet community and the freedom that Americans like you and me enjoy. But Palij is not like you and me. Palij is a Nazi. As shocking and insulting and horrifying as it is, Nazi war criminals are still living freely among us. Palij, an ex-Nazi slave-labor camp guard, continues to live in Jackson Heights, N.Y., because the United States has, thus far, found it difficult to get rid of him. He can’t be deported to the country he came from – the country where he guarded Jewish concentration camp prisoners – because nobody wants him. Not Poland. Not Germany. Palij is a Nazi without a country, so we have been stuck with him until now. One reporter noted that Palij has dropped his sieg heil salute for a ho hum. He’s not worried. He feels safe here, and why shouldn’t he? Other than several hundred yeshiva students and a handful of Holocaust survivors who recently turned out with me to protest at his home, Palij has had it pretty good in Queens. America has pretty much left him alone. The Jewish community has left him alone, too. It is an insult to decency. It is an affront to justice. Worst of all, it is a vile slur to the innocent New York State Assembly Member Dov Hikind has represented the 48th Assembly District for more than three decades.

souls of the men, women and children murdered for the crime of just being Jewish. And Palij is not alone. There are several other Nazis just like him that we know of who are still alive and living illegally in this country. Some people have had the nerve to say, “They are old now – why bother?” But what of the hundreds and thousands of innocent victims who were tortured and murdered by these criminals? While some infants were tossed in the air and caught on bayonets for sport, plenty of Nazi victims – plenty of our parents and grandparents – were elderly when they met the fury of these villains. Do we have no obligation to their memories? Is our message to our children – and to those who would exterminate us – that Jewish blood is cheap? Some months ago, Congressman Michael Grimm joined me in calling on Germany to accept all Nazi war criminals living illegally in the United States. “The rights and freedoms we enjoy in America should not extend to those who commit genocide,” said Congressman Grimm, a member of the board of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington. “Nazi war criminals who are living in this country illegally should not be here and we will not rest easy while they are.” More recently, the Justice Department, which stripped Palij of his citizenship, concurred. I was assured that steps are being taken to rid this country once and for all of illegal Nazi émigrés. But we all know how the wheels of justice turn slowly. In-

deed, they are so slow that Palij, our Nazi neighbor in Queens, is now 91. And other Nazi war criminals who have been identified by the U.S. Justice Department – Nazis who had been ordered deported by the U.S. but have never left the country – are enjoying their twilight years here, too: Theodor Szehinskyj in West Chester, Pennsylvania; John Kalymon in Troy, Michigan. It’s sickening. This farce has gone on too long. Why are these Nazi war criminals still here? Two reasons: The first is because of a technicality. The U.S. has been unable to deport them because there’s no country that wants them. The second is because we have been too quiet. It’s time to get loud. So I call on all of you to join me and raise your voices. I ask all of you to cease tolerating Nazi murderers as your neighbors. We can’t let technicalities impede justice any longer. We don’t want these murderers living among the descendants of the decent people they tortured. Their presence here mocks the memory of the murdered. It is our obligation to remove this evil from among us. Help me convince the German government to accept Nazi war criminals into Germany so that these mass murderers can finally be prosecuted. Please sign the petition to remove Nazi war criminals living illegally in the U.S. at change.org/ petitions/u-s-department-of-justice-deport-knownnazis-who-live-in-u-s. For updates on this issue, visit DovHikind.com.


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The New Old Anti-Semitism By ZIONA GREENWALD

Even a foxhole Yid has to admit that anti-Semitism is on the upswing. Beatings. Swastikas. Boycotts. Brooklyn. Kiev. Sydney. Even from my comfortable perch here in “Jew” York City I have come to realize that there exists a huge gray area between Never again and Watch your back. Not that anti-Semitism ever went away. In every generation we face enemies who hate us viscerally and wish for our demise, whether by their own hand or some other means. Many others are raised with tolerance and respect, yet drink the milk of a culture that paints Israel as the devil and Jews who support her as guilty by association. They may like us as individuals but still harbor suspicions about us as a group. There was a quieting of sorts after the Holocaust. The West’s collective guilt at failing to prevent Hitler’s genocidal campaign lent us a certain sympathy, an inclination to accommodate our recovery as a people, to allow us to come back stronger even, with our biblical homeland restored. Discrimination still flourished, but violence was the province of goons like the Klan. Today, we have anti-discrimination laws to protect us but, ironically, overtly anti-Semitic physical attacks have reemerged as a threat to Jews even in bastions of cosmopolitanism. In much of Europe today, wearing a kippah is an act of courage – or recklessness, depending whom you ask. Jewish schools are fortified like vaults, with security guards and cameras. Attempts to ban shechitah and bris milah have gained tremendous momentum and achieved some level of success. Echoes of the Chanukah and Purim stories are converging now in a way not seen perhaps since the Ziona Greenwald is a full-time mother and freelance writer and editor in Manhattan. She has worked as a magazine editor and court attorney.

Spanish Inquisition: The threat encompasses neshamah and guf – our freedom to practice our way of life, and our very lives. What’s going on? And more important, how should we respond? It’s no secret that the resurgence of open anti-Semitism has a lot do with the influx of Muslims to Europe, and the misguided efforts of governments at every level there to accommodate – or, rather, appease – a culture that seeks hegemony, not acculturation. Even places that have not experienced this demographic shift have been affected by the rising tide of radical Islam globally and its alarming corollary, the creeping influence of the soft propaganda churned out by the media as well as political and academic talking heads. On Purim, there’s a tradition to drink until one cannot tell the difference between “arur (cursed be) Haman” and “baruch (blessed be) Mordechai.” I fear that much of our world today has so imbibed the lies and demagoguery of Israel’s enemies that truth and falsehood have become fungible. But anti-Israelism, if you will, cannot alone explain the rash of anti-Jewish violence. Did the perpetrator of a “knockout” attack in Crown Heights really think twice about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What about the Winnipeg girl who shouted “let’s burn the Jew” as she lit a high school classmate’s hair on fire (an injury compounded by the judge on the case who deemed it not a hate crime)? One probable factor is that thing at the heart of so many human woes: money. The economic downturn, a crisis in some parts, has led to civil unrest in Europe and even here in the U.S. (Remember the Occupy-ers?) Tough times breed discontent, and discontent breeds scapegoating. And we know that Jews are the favorite scapegoat for the world’s problems. The caricature of the Jew as master financier and puppeteer of the universe still lives.

This new reality – the realization that we’re not as safe as we may have thought – brings one lesson from our history into sharp relief. In Megillas Esther, when Haman presents to Achashveirosh his terrible plot against the Jews, he says, “There is a people in your kingdom who are scattered and separated among the nations.” Yes, the Jewish community’s evolution toward de-centralization made them an easier target for Haman. But more profoundly, says the Ozarover Rebbe, Rabbi Yechiel HaLevi Epstein, their lack of unity as a people made them vulnerable to attack. What was the antidote for that? “Gather all the Jews together,” Esther told Mordechai – then I can go before the king and beg for mercy; then we will have a fighting chance against Haman’s armies. The Jewish community today is bitterly splintered. Let’s put aside for now the alarming rate of intermarriage and the more than one-fifth of Jews who classify themselves as having “no religion.” Let’s even put aside the divisions between the Orthodox and affiliated non-Orthodox Jews. Within the frum community there is so much infighting. It’s normal and healthy and in keeping with thousands of years of Jewish history for us to be diversified, heterogeneous – anything but monolithic. But the vitriol from the mouths of those considered leaders, and in turn from their followers, the use of Nazi imagery, the lack of civility – let alone respect – toward Jews who keep Shabbos and kashrus but differ in hashkafa or practice or politics is not only disgraceful but dangerous. A public demonstration, in galus, by Jews against Jews is one of the most tragic scenes of our times. We need Hashem’s protection, but we have to show Him that Am Yisrael Chai – the Jewish people, united in destiny and faith, live. Small acts of reaching out, reserving judgment, and saving the hateful rhetoric for our real enemies are a good place to start.

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Text And Context By RICHARD M. JOEL The dainty loops and lines of his script are what struck me first. The hand that scrawled those words, I knew, occupies a near-transcendent space in Jewish lore and liturgy. Maimonides: rabbi, philosopher, and physician; a man whose every recorded word – and the myriad legal, theological, and historical implications of those words – has been scrutinized by scholars for centuries and will continue to be for centuries to come. And yet, there it was, jotted down in all of its glorious simplicity. Ink on parchment. Handwriting. I pictured in my own imagination not “Rambam” the figure but Moses ben Maimon the man; a Jew sitting down to his writing desk, determined to make his own contribution to the great textual tradition from whence he came. Yeshiva University Museum recently hosted an exhibit titled “Threshold to the Sacred.” At the center of this magnificent installation stands the Ark Door of Cairo’s Ben-Ezra Synagogue, an intricately carved and inscribed wood panel dating to the 11th century that formed part of the door to the ark holding the Torah scrolls in the Ben Ezra Synagogue of Old Cairo. The Ben Ezra Synagogue, which I had the pleasure of visiting once on a trip to Egypt in 2001 when I visited my dear friend Dan Kurtzer (then Ambassador to Egypt), also famously served as the site of the Cairo Geniza, a mind-numbingly massive repository for thousands of texts, both sacred and mundane. These texts ranged from priceless manuscripts penned by the likes of Rambam and Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi to the routine sales receipts and love letters of the common person in that locale. Alone, these texts provide fascinating insight into the lives of individuals who lived in a different historical context from our own, and yet shared many of the joys and struggles. Together, the Genizah texts paint a picture of a vibrant, dynamic and complex society. For the modern museumgoer, for the 21st century observer, these documents rescue that Old Cairo community from the anonymous homogeny of history and bring it to life in wondrous ways. Of the many themes beautifully brought to life by the artifacts on display, one that came to the fore for Richard M. Joel is president of – and Bravmann Family University professor at – Yeshiva University.

me was precisely this notion of “text” and its centrality in the interconnectedness of generations. I thought of this as I scrutinized a Haggadah that dated back over 1,000 years – one of the oldest surviving artifacts of its kind. The Haggadah seems to have taken on a special significance in Jewish liturgy. Venture into any Jewish bookstore and you will likely find a disproportionate number of haggadot on display. The obvious question is, why? The answer, I believe, is fairly intuitive: every Jew shoulders the annual responsibility of conducting a Passover Seder. Yes, the sages provide a template for the service, replete with familiar stanzas and symbolic practices. And yet anyone who has experienced a Seder recognizes that its magic lies precisely in making it one’s own. We do that by asking our own idiosyncratic questions about the process, by re-enacting the Exodus in our own unique way. Whether or not we crystallize our own Seder thoughts and practices into a published volume, it can be said that on this night every Jewish man and woman writes his or her own text, taking part in the multi-generational textual progression that is Passover. In general, Judaism is a religion of bringing to life that which might otherwise be left in the dust trails of antiquity by finding the timeless wisdom and profundity of it all. And we do this through our prized texts – texts to which we give an inordinate amount of deference but whose very authors would undoubtedly encourage us to challenge and build upon them. As president of a great Jewish university, it’s one of the central questions I face. How can the texts of yesterday be made accessible today? How do we as students and scholars infuse them with renewed vibrancy and relevance? Is that process even a worthwhile one? Surely this serves a larger struggle within the world of the university at large. At the risk of cultural generalizations, it is not a secret that as a society our collective attention span has dwindled. Investing the time and focus necessary to grasp the aesthetic nuances and the metaphoric resonances of a classic novel or painting presents a daunting task for many. And yet their very status indicates that certain timeless wisdom is contained therein – a wisdom we would be well served to identify.

Professors, then, are faced with the challenging task of demonstrating textual relevance for those who may not readily perceive it. Perhaps, in this way, the world could learn a lesson from the Jewish people, a self-described “People of the Book” particularly deft at ascribing not merely modern relevance but central and guiding importance to ancient texts. Each year Yeshiva University has the honor of welcoming members of the clergy of the Catholic Church to campus. Each year they venture into our bet midrash and each year they are invariably struck by what they see there. One such visitor, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, decided to speak about his experience on campus as part of his Holy Thursday homily message: In the chavruta style of learning the young men sit together in groups of two and debate and challenge one another to a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. They’re guided by senior rabbinical scholars, but the scholars themselves – as they walk around the study hall – become part of the learning dialogue and expand their own understanding of the sacred text. What struck me first was the passion the students had for the Torah. They didn’t merely study it; they consumed it. Or maybe it would be better to say that God’s Word consumed them. The first step in bringing texts to life and finding their relevance is in seeing oneself as part of that textual tradition. Shakespeare, frankly, is boring, until a reader sees him or herself as a link in the textual chain of those who seek to describe and understand the human experience, as Shakespeare so masterfully did. For the Jewish people and their sacred texts, the stakes are even higher. For centuries we have “consumed” and “been consumed” by our texts, because in the pages of those texts we recognize a narrative of which we are a part. Not a story that was, but a story that is. A story whose authorship itself is passed over from one to the next. A story that propels us from sacred text to wondrous context.

Needed: Protective Rabbinic Leadership By Dr. RACHEL LEVMORE International Agunah Day falls annually on Ta’anis Esther, this year on March 13. Events since last year’s Agunah Day have demonstrated that no part of the Orthodox Jewish community is impervious to the tragic abuse of women in the form of get-refusal. During the past year the agunah problem has sprouted in kehillahs of every sort – small and large, Modern Orthodox, yeshivish and chassidish – and in the most public of manners, resulting in a tremendous Chillul Hashem. Even the most insulated communities that have no access to the Internet or general news media must know that the frum world has been displayed in the most negative light for literally the entire world to see. The most terrible venom and sinat chinam spills forth even on “kosher” websites – all caused by one individual at a time refusing to grant his wife a JewDr. Rachel Levmore is a to’enet rabbanit (rabbinical court advocate); director of the Agunah and Get-Refusal Prevention Project of the International Young Israel Movement in Israel and the Jewish Agency; one of the authors of the Israeli prenuptial “Agreement for Mutual Respect” (www.iyim.org.il/prenup) and the author of the Hebrew Min’ee Eiynayich MeDim’ah on prenuptial agreements for the prevention of get-refusal. She is also currently a sitting member of the Israel State Commission for the Appointment of Dayanim.

ish divorce, a get. The agunah problem is no longer the problem of the individual agunah and her family or even of the “open” Orthodox community, of which one could possibly claim, “Well, they don’t listen to rabbanim.” The agunah problem has exposed the fact that get-refusers choose not to obey rabbanim who ordinarily would command their respect – and that the problem has actually caused dissension between great rabbanim themselves. The situation has reached the point where every rav must lead his followers in protecting their daughters, his own community, and indeed the status of rabbanim themselves from this blight. Experience has shown that once a rav has felt the existential anguish of an agunah from his own kehillah together with his own helplessness in resolving the situation, he is able to take steps to make sure this won’t happen again to the daughters of his followers or to him. It is time for every rav who leads a community, large or small, to feel the anguish and understand that the Chillul Hashem has reached into his own world. It is time for every rav to set in place a protective mechanism: to mandate the signing of a prenuptial agreement for the prevention of get-refusal for every couple getting married in his kehillah. An example can be taken from the relatively small Jewish community of Uruguay. Uruguay’s chief rab-

bi, less than a year in office, recently developed and mandated a prenuptial agreement for the prevention of get-refusal. Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz, recognizing the need for a community-based solution, explained: “By instituting the wholesale signing of the prenuptial agreement, and without discriminating between couples who may or may not choose such insurance, we have presented a solution to this longstanding problem for all families that will marry under the auspices of the kehillah.” Chief Rabbi Spitz has shouldered the responsibility that comes with the position of a rav. He has personally felt the anguish of the agunah whose life has been ruined and took a step designed to prevent other women from feeling the same and any man in his community from becoming the cause of a Chillul Hashem. If the problem can be solved in the far-flung Jewish community of Uruguay, it definitely can be solved in the large centers of vibrant Judaism, where there is more Torah-study taking place than at any other time in Jewish history. Every woman and every man in every frum community deserves the protection the community’s rav can provide. Rabbanim: In order to prevent get-refusal, institute a requirement for the signing of a prenuptial agreement on the part of every couple getting married within your community. It is a rav’s responsibility.


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Women’s Involvement In Korbanos

if the pasuk had not excluded women from performing these avodahs, we would have allowed a woman to perform them had she so desired. Tosafos continues, however, by saying that this is not true regarding semicha. If a woman performs semicha on a korban, the korban is valid. Why, then, do we need a pasuk in the Torah telling us that a woman does not have to perform semicha when we would have known this by applying the general rule that women are exempt from all mitzvos assei she’hazman gramma? Tosafos’s answer: Regarding semicha we would have thought to make a different drasha connecting it to shechitah, which women are permitted to perform. Thus the Torah had to exclude women from semicha so that we don’t include them – as we do regarding shechitah. Rav Akiva Eiger questions why semicha is considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma. While it is true that it must be performed during the day, this is not because semicha per se cannot be performed by night. The halacha is that semicha must immediately precede shechitah. Since shechitah must be performed during the day, semicha must also be performed at that time. But theoretically semicha could have been performed by night. Therefore it should not be considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma. The Pri Megadim (Pesicha kolleles, chelek 2:15) asks further. He says that one can perform a long se-

This week we begin reading Sefer Vayikra, the majority of which is dedicated to the halachos of korbanos. The parshah begins with halachos of the korban Olah and informs us that the owner of the korban must do semicha (lean on) the korban. This applies to other korbanos as well. The owner recites vidui (teshuvah) while he is leaning on the korban. The Mishnah in Kiddushin 36a says that semicha, along with many other avodahs – such as tenufah (waiving the korban), kemeitzah (scooping the flour with one’s hand) – are only performed by men, not women, and the Gemara cites pesukim from which we derive this halacha. This also applies to a woman who is a koheness. Tosafos asks: Why do we need a pasuk to teach us that women are not fit to perform these avodahs when they must all be performed during the day, thus rendering them mitzvos assei she’hazman gramma (time-sensitive mitzvos)? Tosafos answers that if not for the pasuk, we would not have known that a korban would be invalid if a woman performed it. Whenever a woman is exempt from a Because . . . Everyone is Unique mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma she can perform 1424 Coney Island Ave. • (718) 258-9013 it if she so desires, provided that it’s not forbidden New Merchandise Arriving Daily! to them, such as wearing tefillin (see Rama, Orach Chaim 38:3). Therefore,

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Despite Leaders’ Condemnations, Partnership Minyans Grow Among Orthodox Grassroots By Uriel Heilman In recent weeks, a flurry of articles by leading Orthodox rabbis and scholars have taken aim at the growing phenomenon of so-called partnership minyans, which feature traditional Orthodox liturgy and mechitzah dividers separating the sexes but allow women to read from the Torah and lead certain parts of the service. Last week came news of a penalty for a rabbinical school student who had attended one such minyan: Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary had threatened to withhold rabbinic ordination from a young man who had hosted a partnership minyan in his home. The threat came in the form of a Jan. 13 letter to the student signed by RIETS acting dean Rabbi Menachem Penner, who said women leading services or getting called to the Torah for an aliyah are practices “deemed prohibited by all recognized poskim,” or religious authorities. A rabbi ordained by RIETS “would be expected to not participate in such activities nor create a public impression that he supports such activities in normative practice,” said the letter. After news of the threat leaked, YU announced it had secured a commitment from the student, who had successfully completed his course of study but had not yet formally been granted his certificate of ordination, to uphold the institution’s principles. The student is now cleared to participate in the RIETS ordination event on March 23. The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community. Some changes that proved deeply contentious at the time of their inception are now normative in Modern Orthodox circles, such as women’s Talmud study and women’s-only prayer services. Others are still highly controversial, such as ordaining women clergy. For Orthodox Jews who support expanding women’s roles, the innovations of partnership minyans are a way to bring some of the egalitarianism they experience in other areas of their lives into Jewish practice

without breaking the limits of Jewish law. Rabbi Daniel Sperber, a professor of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University and the most prominent Orthodox authority on Jewish law who backs these minyans, says the halachic principle of “human dignity” provides an opening to allow women to take public ritual roles in the synagogue. To their opponents, these changes are dangerous deviations made more insidious by the fact that they are happening inside the Orthodox community by Jews who claim to be acting according to Jewish law. Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a yeshiva head at RIETS, has been the leading voice in the recent chorus of condemnation. In a recent article, he argued that having women lead services or read from the Torah constitutes a religious breach that corrupts the spirit and violates Jewish laws regarding women’s modesty, public dignity and the requirement of deferring to Torah sages. Partnership minyans have existed on the fringe of the Orthodox community for more than a decade, starting with Shira Hadasha, which was established in Jerusalem in 2002. Over the last decade they have spread rapidly in the United States, including Kol Sasson in Skokie, Ill.; Minyan Tehillah in Cambridge, Mass.; Darkhei Noam in Manhattan and Rosh Pina in Washington. More than two dozen are listed on the website of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, though they don’t all meet every Shabbat. None of the minyans are full-time congregations with daily services, and they operate without congregational rabbis and meet in rented space, usually in Conservative or Reform institutions. Though they draw mostly from the Orthodox community, they also have attracted Jews raised in the Conservative movement looking for more observant communities. The minyans generally avoid calling themselves Orthodox but say they operate within the letter of Jewish law – even if their services upend centuries of Orthodox tradition. In partnership minyans, women may open the holy ark, lead the Kabbalat Shabbat hymns on Friday night and the early morning Psukei D’zimra prayers,

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read from the Torah and get called to the Torah. But they may not lead the Shacharit or Mussaf services because that would violate Jewish legal precepts requiring prayer leaders to be obligated themselves in the recitation of those prayers (only men are obligated to recite the Shacharit and Mussaf prayers at their appointed times, according to Jewish law). Because partnership minyans have mechitzah dividers, managing the egalitarianism can require some delicate choreography. The table where the Torah is read must be located in a neutral area accessible by both men and women. Depending on who takes the Torah out of the ark, it may be passed from one side of the room to the other on its way to the table. Some minyans have two lecterns for prayer leaders, one on each side of the mechitzah. While partnership minyans have made inroads among Orthodox Jews, they’re still kept at arm’s length by Orthodox institutions. A recent article published in Tradition, the journal of the Rabbinical Council of America, the mainstream Orthodox rabbis’ association, concludes, like Rabbi Schachter, that partnership minyans violate Jewish law. In a statement issued to JTA, the leaders of the Orthodox Union said they reached the same conclusion. “The consensus of the rabbis to whom the Orthodox Union turns to for halachic guidance is unequivocal, that partnership minyanim are improper,” said the statement, signed by rabbis Steven Weil and Tzvi Hersh Weinreb. ”It is our goal to assert this position in a way that strives to maintain the unity of the Jewish people.” The only Orthodox institution in the country that seems open to the minyans is Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical seminary in Riverdale, New York. Chovevei’s president, Rabbi Asher Lopatin, says partnership minyans are within the bounds of Jewish law. “There’s a lot of disagreement about it, but it’s well within Orthodoxy,” Lopatin said. “It’s just not normative yet.” (JTA)

Ezra V’Shulamit are added to the funds that come from a mix of private Israeli and foreign donors, U.S Jewish federations and in-kind contributions from IsBy Judy Lash Balint raeli businesses, to provide needy families with items to enable them to feel part of the holiday. At the restaurants run by Meir Panim, a network Israelis take Purim seriously – kids get the day teers make home deliveries. His organization serves of nutrition-related programs for the poor, Purim is a off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, some 2,500 families per year. The motto of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit, another group time for increased efforts to bring relief to thousands and the streets are filled with people of all ages runin need. ning about in costumes, delivering mishloach manot founded by someone with first-hand “Meir Panim means lighting up facbaskets of prepared food goodies to their friends and knowledge of growing up poor, is “Breakes,” explains assistant director Goldie neighbors before sitting down to a festive meal – a seu- ing the Cycle of Poverty One Child at a Sternbuch. “We do it all year around, but Time.” dah – that includes plenty of spirits. especially at Purim.” Aryeh Lurie, a religious businessBut all these items add up, and Purim can be a Anyone who has walked from Jerusacostly event. For the one third of all Israeli children man, named the organization after his lem’s Central Bus Station to Yirmiyahu who live in poverty, Purim wouldn’t be Purim without parents who despite their own difficult Street has passed the unobtrusive storethe help of an array of non-profit organizations who circumstances managed to help neighfront that opens into a free restaurant. bors with food. take the holiday’s other mitzvah to heart. Inside, dozens of hungry Jerusalemites The organization, which has been According to Maimonides, the great medieval Jew– Muslims, Christians, Jews, elderly ish scholar, “Gifts for the poor [matanot l’evyonim] de- running since 1998, operates on a naimmigrants and foreign workers – are serve more attention than the seudah and mishloach tionwide scale. Spokesperson Meira served a nutritious lunch with a smile manot because there is no greater, richer happiness Brandwein elaborates on those who by volunteer waiters. than bringing joy to the hearts of needy people, or- turn to Yad Ezra V’Shulamit. “The famThe restaurants operate in six other ilies we reach are in very deep pover- A volunteer at last year’s phans, widows and proselytes.” Many organizations that are set up to help the poor ty,” Brandwein says. “They’re not just Meir Panim Purim cele- cities around Israel providing what Sternbuch calls “a dignified approach to feedare run by Torah observant Israelis, and at Purim they people who have fallen on hard times. bration in Israel. These are people who need immediate go into high gear to fulfill the precept of Maimonides. (Credit: Meir Panim) ing the poor.” But needs are burgeoning and while food is an urgent issue, it is Rabbi Yakov Schischa, founder and director of the relief,” she adds. The breadwinner in a Tov V’Chesed Foundation based in Jerusalem’s Meah family dies; someone in the family needs urgent spe- only one component of a holistic approach to help get Shearim neighborhood, explains how his group not only cialized medical care; a working single parent loses people “back in the mainstream.” As soon as the final chunk of money is raised, prepares and delivers hundreds of mishloach manot her job – situations that can spiral out of control and Meir Panim will launch its most ambitious project to Purim baskets packed with prepared foods, sweets, leave a family with no resources. Brandwein enumerates the programs that serve date – a $12 million Israel Nutrition Center located in wine, and toys, but also sends out teams of volunteers who visit single-parent families to spend time bring- more than 1,000 children every day with hot meals as the southern town of Kiryat Gat and named for U.S. ing Purim joy into homes that may be short on simcha well as tutoring and social programs; clubs for teens philanthropist Mortimer Zuckerman and his daughter (happiness). A large number of the families also receive at risk; food baskets filled with healthy food for 2,800 Abigail. The facility will be the largest food distribution a gift of cash in honor of Purim, “but we know it will families per week; vocational counseling for the unemployed; and financial assistance to help with bar/bat center in the Middle East, set to serve 30,000 meals actually get used to prepare for Passover,” he notes. As the child of a large, poor, haredi family, Rabbi mitzvah and wedding celebrations, winter clothes, and every day to disadvantaged school kids and the free Schischa remembers the humiliation of standing in school supplies that are beyond the budget of those at restaurants and meals on wheels programs around the country. line for food handouts, so Tov V’Chesed makes a point the bottom of Israel’s economic ladder. (JNS) For Purim, matanot l’evyonim donations to Yad of preserving the dignity of recipients by having volun-


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Painful Scars Last week I shared with you my experience speaking at a Shabbaton for Orthodox divorced Jews that was uplifting and inspiring. Since the Shabbaton I’ve received e-mails from some of the participants, including the following: Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis, When I heard about the Shabbos program for frum divorced people, I was unsure whether to attend. What was the point? Would it help me? Would it bring some healing to my shattered heart? It’s traumatic enough to go through a divorce but it’s something else again to have your children snatched from your arms. I married with high expectations. We were in love. We would build a true Jewish home and raise children committed to Torah. Very quickly my hopes and dreams were smashed. The love we shared quickly turned into animosity. A woman whose husband has money and good connections has no chance for a fair divorce. He has money. You don’t. He has connections. You don’t. You only have bitter tears that no one is interested in seeing. So there you are standing alone without direction or even an ounce of hope. I went through misery and torture before I received my get. My ex despises me and is bent on destroying me. He has done everything to torture me. He used his money and powerful connections to take my children from me and turn them against me. I always had the most beautiful relationship with my children. We were a family. But my ex took me to court and accused me of the most horrible things. I volunteered to take polygraph tests and passed them with flying colors but it was all to no avail. I speak for the single moms and dads out there whose children have been taken from them by malevolent spouses. Shame on those fathers and mothers who are so selfish that they don’t care about the permanent emotional scars they are inflicting on their children. Their purpose is only that their former spouse should have no contact with them. How can they be so cruel? Where is their yiras shamayim? How can you teach children to hate their moms or dads? What sort of role models are these parents to their offspring? Divorce is a bitter enough pill for children to swallow, but when they are taught to hate their mother or father it destroys them and their future generations as well. Don’t these parents think about the day they’ll have to face Hashem? Sometimes I feel like I’m crying in the wilderness and there is no one to listen. No one wants to get involved. As I said, my ex is powerful and wealthy so everyone turned their backs on me. How did we sink so low? There are mommies and daddies in our frum communities who haven’t seen their children in years. Who will have the strength to stand up and say, “This cannot continue”? Something must be done. Rebbetzin, I went to the Shabbaton with all these horrible thoughts. I can’t escape from them. I never thought I could find solace or comfort, but I did find blessings at the Shabbaton, and it was largely because of you. Thank you for the chizuk you gave all of us. You are truly an angel of Hashem. It was wonderful spending Shabbos with you. I watched you dance. I watched you smile. I watched you embrace each and every one of us. I saw the love you have for us and for Hashem. You’re right when you say Hashem has all the answers. I will continue to pray. I believe everything that has happened to me and to my children will somehow, with Hashem’s help, come out right in the end. I will aim to live my life as you advised. “Be a blessing,” you said, “even if your heart is breaking. Be a blessing to others and the blessing will come back to you.” The teaching you imparted from your heart entered my heart and the hearts of all the others who were present. I thank you for that and will forever be grateful.

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All The News That’s Fit To Watch The Federal Communications Commission in 2012 launched a study that concluded that the agency must “devote greater attention” to ensuring that news media organizations have a “diversity” of ownership and meet the public’s “critical information needs,” this column has learned. The study, titled “Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public,” was presented to the FCC at an official agency event on June 26, 2012. A co-author of the study is Ernest Wilson, dean of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Wilson also was an adviser on communication issues to President Obama’s 2009 White House transition team. Calling for more “diversity” in ownership of media, the study identified what it determined to be the “critical information needs” of local communities that must be met by media outlets. The stated “needs” include information about: • politics, including candidates at all relevant levels of governance; • health and welfare; • education, including the quality of local schools and choices available to parents; • transportation, including available alternatives, costs and schedules; • economic opportunities; • the environment, including air and water quality and access to recreation; • civic information, including the availability of civic institutions. The information comes after the FCC was getting ready last week to start a “Critical Information Needs” survey in Columbia, S.C. The agency now says it is scaling back some of the survey questions after a flurry of negative media attention, admitting the queries “overstepped the bounds of what is required.” It was unclear what changes the FCC was making to its survey. Originally, the study was set to cover “the process by which stories are selected” and the frequency with which stations report on “critical information needs,” according to the FCC. The agency said it will determine if there is any “perceived station bias” or “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.” The survey was so troubling that one of the FCC’s own commissioners, Ajit Pai, warned against it in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. Jihadists Flex Their Muscles In Egypt In recent weeks, thousands of foreign jihadists have been attempting to infiltrate Egypt, stoking fears of a coming destabilization campaign akin to the insurgency in Syria, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials warned of a troubling development taking place among the Al Qaeda-linked organizaAaron 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.

tions already inside Egypt. They said there is information the militant groups are forming a de facto chain of command, with alarming coordination between the various jihadist factions embedded around the country. The terrorist infrastructure is being set up beyond the Islamist stronghold of the Sinai Peninsula. The officials said Al Qaeda-linked groups in Egypt have been forming divisions replete with leadership and assignments to specific territories, including in the Sinai, Suez regions, outside Cairo, and along the Delta. Some Internet Al Qaeda forums have even been discussing the possibility of declaring the Sinai an Islamic emirate. The security officials told KleinOnline that militants killed during a recent Egyptian military operation targeting the terrorist infrastructure in the Sinai included jihadists from Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, evidencing the foreign nature of some of the fighters. The security officials said Al Qaeda groups believe the way to weaken the Egyptian economy is to target both transport and tourism. Earlier this week, Germany joined a list of countries strongly advising against tourist travel to all regions of the Sinai. The move followed the announcement by a Sinai-based Islamic extremist group warning tourists to vacate Egypt before February 20, threatening to attack those who remained in the country. The same group claimed credit for a suicide bombing on a tourist bus earlier this month in the Sinai near the Taba border crossing with Israel. Two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian were killed in that attack. Saudi Arabia Takes Advantage Of Russia’s Preoccupation In Ukraine Attempting to take advantage of regional developments capturing Russia’s attention, Saudi Arabia in recent days has massively stepped up its support for the jihadists fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The officials said the Saudis have been pumping large quantities of advanced weapons to the socalled rebels, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles. More fighters are infiltrating Syria from the Daraa region of Jordan with Saudi help, said the officials. Instructions have been given to the jihadists to attempt to reach Damascus from several fronts. Already, the sources say, the newly armed opposition hit two Syrian military helicopters, one near the Golan Heights and the other outside Damascus. In addition, Syrian tanks have been taking hits from the anti-tank missiles. The successful implementation of the anti-aircraft missiles has prompted the Syrian military to rely more on Syrian aircraft, with some Syrian warplanes flying close to the Israeli border for the first time since 1974, according to the informed security officials. Due to the political upheaval in Ukraine and Russia’s hosting of the Olympics this month, there has been a feeling among the opposition that it can score important points on the ground, the officials said, pointing out that Assad relies heavily on Russian support. Syria is not taking the latest rebel surge lying down. Opposition activists say Syrian air raids on rebel-held towns across the country killed 26 people last week. Fighting has also raged near the Golan Heights on the Syrian side of the border with Israel.

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Fuchs Continued from p.11 micha and recite a long vidui, and begin semicha at night and continue until dawn. Then he can immediately shecht his korban in the daytime. Why, then, is semicha considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma? To answer these questions, Acharonim have suggested that we derive from a drasha that connects semicha to shechitah that semicha must be performed during the day – just like shechitah. Consequently, one

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may not perform semicha at night and continue during the day and then shecht the animal. The Rogatchover, in Tzafnas Paneach (Hilchos Kilayim 9:5), however, suggests a proof that semicha does not have to be performed by day. He says that regarding a korban of partners, in which each partner must perform semicha, one partner’s semicha will obviously not be performed immediately before shechitah. Therefore, in this case, where semicha need not be performed immediately before shechitah, semicha should be permitted to be performed at night. Accordingly, semicha would not be considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma. Two points: 1) According to the answer that we just concluded from the Acharonim, namely that we derive from a drasha that semicha must be performed during the day, even if it were not being performed immediately before the shechitah it would have to be performed during the day. 2) I would suggest that when partners simultaneously perform semicha on an animal, each semicha is considered to have been performed immediately before the shechitah. Since they are all required to perform semicha, their leanings animal Adon #2the – Ralff B. are considered to be one long, uninterrupted semicha. Thus, semicha is always performed immediately before shechitah, Pleasea mitzvas make this a 3.25x2 and, as such, is considered assei she’hazman gramma.

American Rabbis Call For Tefillah Gathering At the request of some gedolim in Israel, their American counterparts have asked that Jews join in a large tefillah gathering to take place on Water Street in Lower Manhattan this Sunday, March 9, beginning at 2 p.m. The gathering will echo this past Sunday’s anti-draft atzeres in Jerusalem. The New York asifa, which will include a special area for women who wish to participate, will begin with Minchah and consist only of the recital of Tehillim and special tefillos in unison. Buses are expected to bring participants to the gathering location from communities and institutions outside the immediate New York area, but New York residents are being urged to take public transportation to the site, which is well serviced by the subway system, and to not attempt to drive into Manhattan for the gathering.

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Yes, the poor who knew cold and hunger would be the first to feel another person’s pain. And it hit me why I was so drawn to Patrick, and it stemmed from the reason given for us to be kind to strangers: because we were once strangers in the land of Egypt. When I moved to New York from Philadelphia I was a stranger and I knew what that felt like. I knew I wanted Patrick to have positive memories from his homeland, so I looked up the name of an Irish benevolent society in Manhattan which, after I called, sent literature and pictures from Patrick’s county in Ireland. When I showed them to him, his face lit up. Now his immediate environment would feel more like home. Meanwhile, the aforementioned tension between Jewish and non-Jewish staffers grew worse as the strike became imminent. I had applied for another job at another home and was offered the position. When I told Patrick the news, he looked me in the eye and said, “I’m very happy for you, Alan, and I’m going to miss you.” I told him I would miss him too. He extended his hand and we shook, and I told him if I had a chance I would come to visit. I’ve learned, though, that the world doesn’t run on “chance.” It’s all part of God’s plan. It was not mere chance that around that time my wife and I decided we wanted a new color TV, and it was not mere chance that we decided we didn’t need the old one anymore, and it was no mere chance that I realized whom I wanted to give the old set to. No, it wasn’t easy carrying it to my car and, yes, it would be very important that I find a parking space near the nursing home. But Hashem helps, and I was able, without much difficulty, to carry the color TV into the nursing home. Someone pushed the elevator button for me and within seconds I was on Patrick’s floor, and soon in his room. “What’s that?” he asked. “My wife and I got a new television,” I said, “so we have an extra one we don’t need and I wanted you to have it.” His eyes opened wide and he said, “Thank you so much!” with a depth of gratitude I had rarely encountered. Within minutes I had it plugged in and tuned to a channel he liked. “This means so much to me,” he said. Seeing his smiling face as I walked out of his room meant so much to me, too. This is where the story could have ended, but Hashem wanted me to know more. About a half hour later, certainly not by “chance,” I was back up on that floor doing some paperwork. Some home health aides I hadn’t seen a smile from in weeks were gathered around Patrick’s room in animated conversation. One aide, who had been an extremely vocal opponent of the nursing home administration’s policies, was ecstatic. “Look what Alan did!” he bellowed to his peers. “He gave Patrick a television!” His colleagues also looked very happy. As I got on the elevator to go to

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Alone Among Many Patrick (not his real name), an Irish Catholic, had been the sole occupant of an apartment in a religious New York City Jewish neighborhood. As he got older and frailer he developed health issues, and a Jewish neighbor arranged for him to move into a largely chassidic nursing home. No doubt the move helped with his physical condition, but how about his social and emotional needs? It’s hard enough to move into a long-term care setting when you have a similar background to a good deal of people around you. Imagine what it was like for Patrick, an independent lifelong bachelor, to find himself in an environment with bearded men in long black coats and women with sheitels, following a strictly kosher diet. This is where I enter the story, having moved from Philadelphia to New York about four years prior. I was a recreation therapist at Patrick’s nursing home and I worked on the floor he lived on. I offered a variety of programs, including religious talks, sing-alongs, discussions and current events. While I tried to be nice to everyone, I was aware of the words of our tradition about being “kind to the stranger.” Any chance I had, I tried to brighten Patrick’s day. And this man with a sweet, soft-spoken, appreciative manner may have brightened my day even more. On days when the nursing home didn’t have him out of his bed in time for the morning program, I advocated on his behalf that he be dressed and in the recreation room for social stimulation. Staying in his room meant literally staring at the four walls, as he had no family or friends visiting him and no money to buy a television set, which would have at least given him some company during the long stretches he spent there. At the time, there was talk that the union representing nurses and aides would call a strike due to perceived slights, and the negative feeling between some of the Jewish staffers and some of the non-Jewish staffers was palpable. So I had to tread carefully when asking staff members to prioritize getting a resident out of his room. I remember once during a program we were discussing the various occupations those in the room had pursued. Patrick hardly spoke at programs, but I wanted him to have his say so that people would know him as more than just someone who liked to quietly relax in his reclining chair. So I asked him what he did for a living. We found out he’d been a mailman in Ireland and that he always delivered his mail on time, even when it was cold, rainy, or snowy, and he had the mail pouch on his back as he rode his bicycle up and down hills. “On such bad-weather days, when you got to the top of the hill and delivered the mail, did anyone ever offer you a hot drink?” I asked. Immediately he responded, “Only the poor, never the rich.”

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told him to write that in the Torah. After all, it was true, and it was important for the Jewish people to recognize the greatness of their leader. Moshe felt that while everyone might already have known it, to have it recorded that way for generations was just too much kavod, so he asked to have it stricken from the record. Hashem told him no, it must remain. So out of deference to Hashem Moshe wrote it, but not in its full form, only with a small aleph. Moshe ran from the kavod, a very impressive show of humility. Yet if we think about this discussion, it doesn’t sound humble at all. Hashem was giving Moshe directions for writing the Torah, the very blueprint for Creation. Hashem instructed Moshe to write the word “vayikra” with a large aleph. Moshe said no. Hashem insisted. Moshe still said no. Finally Moshe compromised: “All right, I will write it, but my way – small.” This doesn’t sound very obedient, and certainly not humble! It sounds audacious. An unassuming man would listen to the Creator of the Heavens and the earth and do as he was told.

Vayikra – With A Small Aleph “And Hashem called to Moshe, and [He] spoke to him from the ohel moed saying. . .” – Vayikra 1:1 Sefer Vayikra opens with the expression, “And Hashem called to Moshe.” The word vayikra (called) is written with a small aleph. The Baal HaTurim explains that this was because of Moshe Rabbeinu’s extreme humility. Hashem told him to write the word vayikra with an aleph. That implies that Hashem called Moshe to come forward for an audience. Moshe felt that was too much honor. He wanted it to appear as if it were more of a random occurrence. When Hashem spoke to Bilaam, the Torah used the expression “vayikar” – it occurred – to mean that it wasn’t a formal audience, just a chance happening. So Moshe requested to write the word here that way without the aleph. Hashem told him not to do that, but to write the word out fully. Out of his extreme humility, Moshe said he would only write it with a small aleph to somehow keep the connotation that it wasn’t a formal invitation. When we focus on this discussion, we see a beautiful illustration of humility – with a bit of a twist. Hashem called out to Moshe and specifically

The Greatness of Man and the Value of Humility The answer to this can be found by understanding the balance between the greatness of man and humility. To do this, let’s begin with a mashal. Imagine you are passing a commercial construction site where you see a

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Celebrating National School Choice Week In Providence On Thursday, January 30, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman and a large group of Providence Hebrew Day School (PHDS) parents joined many other private and faith-based schools at a State House rally to encourage legislators to pass a voucher bill in Rhode Island. “School choice is nothing new,” said guest speaker Derrell Bradford, executive director of Better Education for Kids. “School choice exists today, but only for the rich, who can choose to live in wealthy, upscale public school districts.” Bradford enthralled the audience with his personal story about how his life was shaped by a scholarship he received. Bradford stated that President Barack Obama was also the recipient of a scholarship that allowed him to attend private school in Hawaii. Pointing to the dismal scores and performance in many urban schools, Bradford said that the “status quo is simply not acceptable.” Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman, dean of PHDS, was selected to present the School Choice Award to two private school recipients. In his brief address, Rabbi Scheinerman mentioned that there are already 13 states that have enacted school voucher laws, and Rhode Island will be number 14. Rhode Island already has a small scholarship tax credit program that has helped many parents afford PHDS and other private schools. However, due to the nature of the program, it is not a stable source of scholarship funding for families. The rally was held two weeks after Speaker Pro Temporare Elaine Coderre

(D-Pawtucket) reintroduced her Parental Choice Scholarship Program Act. The bill would provide scholarships on a sliding scale to families earning up to 300 percent of the income needed to qualify for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program (more than $125,000 for a family of four).

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Is The Temple Mount In Our Hands? Is the Temple Mount in Israel’s hands? If the nationalist Knesset members don’t provide the answer, the Arab MKs will do so in their place. Who is the sovereign on the Temple Mount? Official Israeli claims, of course, are that it is the sovereign. But in practice, the sovereignty is being trans-

ferred to Jordan – both on the ground and by ignoring international treaties that are being signed behind Israel’s back. According to the Jordanian foreign minister, “An agreement was signed last year between King Abdullah and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas]. The agreement endorses the historic, existing situation regarding the Hashemite control of the holy places.” He added that Jordan’s control over the Mount enjoys an international consensus. “The entire world and all the religions accept the existing reality,” he said. When I found out that an agreement had been signed to transfer the Temple Mount from the Palestinian Authority to Jordan, I asked Prime Minister Netanyahu how it could be that Israel was not reacting? Would you also be quiet, I asked him, if a second party would sell your house to a third party? After

all, it is clear that Israel’s silence in the face of this agreement, publicized throughout the world, is really its tacit approval. Replying on behalf of the Israeli government, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said the following: “Israel is the sovereign in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount. It administers the most holy place for Jews while considering the fact that the site is holy for Muslims as well, and on the basis of its commitment in the peace agreement with Jordan, in which it was stipulated that ‘Israel respects the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the places holy to Muslims in Jerusalem.’ Nothing less than that, but also nothing more. It has nothing to do with the agreement signed between Jordan and the PA – an agreement that does not bind Israel. That is all.” Here’s my answer to Yair Shamir: “I did not receive an answer to my third question: What about Israel? I presume that if I would sell the honorable minister’s home to his neighbor, the honorable minister would oppose the move. We did not hear any voice of opposition from the Israeli government or from the prime minister of Israel over the fact that the Palestinian Authority decided to transfer the sovereignty on the Temple Mount to Jordan. Does the honorable minister, in the name of the government of Israel, say clearly now from the podium of the Knesset of Israel that the government of Israel sees itself as sovereign on the Mount and any agreement transferring the sovereignty from a second party to a third party is null and void? Am I correct, honorable minister?” I did not receive a clear answer. That is why it is so important for the Knesset’s Jewish members to have its say on the issue of sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Jordanian pressure is taking its toll, presumably translated into pressure that ends up being exerted upon the nationalist Knesset members. If, God forbid, the Jewish MKs do not have their say, the Arab MKs will be able to pass any legislative measure they wish – with all the implications of that eventuality. Forty-seven years after our paratroopers liberated the Mount with their blood and shouted “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” the question arises: Will our Jewish MKs have the courage to repeat that sentence in the Knesset?


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Homemade Mishloach Manot Goodies By Naomi Abeliovich and Daniela Berkowitz Sending homemade and elegantly-designed parcels to friends and family on Purim is essential as they mean joy and tasty snacks for loved ones, enhancing the festivity for both the sender and the receiver. Here are three recipes to try this Purim. Lamingtons These delicious and fluffy cake bites are coated in chocolate and coconut. They are wonderful counterparts to the traditional Hamantaschen on Purim. Ingredients: For cake: 2 cups of flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of salt ½ cup of butter, softened 3/4 cup of sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract ½ cup of milk

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Shmuz Continued from p.26 large crane digging out a foundation. The crane lifts up loads of dirt, rocks, rubble – moving tons of earth with each scoop. Operating the crane is Joe. Joe is overweight and a chain smoker. Another worker approaches Joe and says, “Joe, look at you! 80 pounds overweight, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. You must do something about your health. Go the gym, work out, and get in shape.” Joe turns back to his coworker and says, “Me work out? What do you think I do all day long? I lift heavy loads, tons and tons of dirt from one side of the site to the other.” “Joe, that isn’t you lifting the dirt. It’s the crane. You’re just the guy pulling the levers. The crane is doing the heavy lifting!” exclaims the coworker. This is an apt parable to man. I occupy a body. This body has a mind that is brilliant and a mouth that is articulate. It was created in the image of Hashem. Look at what it can accomplish; look what it can do. It is deserving of extraordinary honor. I am the occupant of this body. I am the little guy inside who pulls the levers. Buy I didn’t create the body. I don’t know how to stretch the skin over the facial bones. I don’t know how to weave the one hundred billion neurons that comprise my brain. I am the little guy inside who tells the arms to move, who tells the mouth to open. So am I deserving of honor? The body that I occupy sure is; just look at what it can do. But I am that little guy inside – small, insignificant, unimportant. Both realities are correct. Both can coexist as long as I understand that I didn’t create me; Hashem did. Hashem may have put me into a position of power and greatness, but it has nothing to do with me. While I temporarily hold that position, I must act with due deference to my station in life. However, I am not the creator of it, nor will I occupy it forever. This is the balance between the extraordinary greatness of man and a healthy dose of humility. The Most Humble of Men The only human who reached a true understanding of this dichotomy was Moshe Rabbeinu. The Torah tells us that “The man, Moshe, was very humble, more so than any other person on the face of the earth” (Bamidbar 12:3). Yet Moshe knew his worth. He was completely cognizant of his position and his power. Hashem said to write the word “vayikra” with an aleph, but Moshe didn’t want to. Hashem told him to do it anyway, and still Moshe felt that it wasn’t proper, so he stood up to Hashem and said, “You put me in this position, and You authorized me to be a factor in defining the transmission of Torah. I am exercising that right You have given me. I am going to write it – but the aleph will be small.” This is a fabulous illustration of towering humility balanced with a courage and fortitude that comes from knowing one’s position. Finding the Balance This perception is very applicable in our times. Most people struggle with either a poor self-image or an inflated sense of self. Either that inner voice says,

“I am worthless. What can I accomplish anyway? How much can be expected of me?” or it speaks out, “Do you know who I am? Do you know how great I am? Do you know how weighty, mighty and significant I am?” Both these extremes are false. The correct understanding is that Hashem created me and put me into a position where I can shape worlds. Born into this thing called a human body, I have extraordinary potential and capacities. And at the same time, I am but that little guy inside. I am the crane operator. Understanding this balance allows us to recognize our significance and at the same time remain grounded. I was created in the image of Hashem, but at the end of the day I am but a creation – and Hashem is my Creator. 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 options 1, 4, 3.

Mishloach Manot Goodies Continued from p.36 4. Sift together the all the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and remaining ½ cup sugar. Stir with a fork and form a hole in the center of the bowl. 5. In a small bowl, whip the yogurt, milk and egg. Add the melted butter and beat again. 6. Pour the yogurt mixture into the hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and mix with a fork just until all dry ingredients are wet - the mixture should not be smooth but remain lumpy. 7. Add the carrots and stir with a fork just until they are stirred into the mixture. Beware of mixing too much and over-beating. 8. Divide the mixture into the muffin tray and bake in middle of oven for 18-20 minutes, until muffins are golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and take the individual muffins out. Place onto a cooling rack. 9. Once cooled, store in an airtight container or enjoy!


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The Leap Year At Adar (Part II) Why does the Jewish leap year always consist of two Adars? Why specifically Adar? Menachem (Via E-Mail) Summary of our response up to this point: We cited several sources for the law that we only intercalate Adar, including the Bavli (Rosh Hashanah 7a and Sanhedrin 12a), Yerushalmi (Sanhedrin 1:2), and Rambam (Hilchot Kiddush Hachodesh 4:1). However, your question is a good one: Why? Tosafot (Sanhedrin 12a) offers a scriptural reason: to ensure that Adar will remain the twelfth month, as it is referred to in Megillat Esther (3:7). We noted the reason for any intercalation – the 11day discrepancy between the lunar and solar years. The lunar year is 354 days, which is the approximate time it takes for 12 new moons to occur. The solar year is 365 days, which is the approximate time it takes for the earth to complete one solar revolution. Thus every several years, an extra month is added to the Jewish lunar year, allowing the lunar and solar years to be in sync again and ensuring that the holidays are celebrated in their correct seasons. ***** Tosafot’s explanation for why we only intercalate Adar is quite difficult to understand. In truth, the only logical month to intercalate is Adar, but not for Tosafot’s reason. If we would intercalate Nissan or Iyar, we would be presented with a problem when counting the omer. There are 49 days from the second day of Passover, the 16th day of Nissan – when we start to count the omer – to Shavuot, the 6th day of Sivan. If we added a month anywhere between the two, Shavuot wouldn’t fall out in Sivan. But this just raises another question: Does Shavuot actually need to be in Sivan? According to the Gemara, Shavuot need not fall out on a specific date. We find the following in Rosh Hashanah 6b: R’ Shmaya taught that Shavuot at times falls on the 5th of the month, at times on the 6th, and at times on the 7th. How so? If both Nissan and Iyar are full, 30-day months, then it falls on the 5th. If both are deficient, 29-day months, then it falls on the 7th. If one is full and the other deficient, then it falls on the 6th. (Of course, with our set calendar, Nissan is always full and Iyar is always deficient. This means that Shavuot always falls on the 6th – and in the diaspora, the second day always falls on the 7th.) Further proof that the specific day of Shavuot is not fixed is found in the Kiddush and Shemoneh Esreh for the three festivals where Shavuot is referred to as “zman matan Torateinu – the time of our being given the Torah.” It makes sense that “zman – time” is used in reference to Pesach and Sukkot (“zman cheiruteinu – the time of our freedom” and “zman simchateinu – the time of our joy”) since these holidays are weeklong festivals. But Shavuot is just a one-day festival (two days in the diaspora). It rightly, therefore, should be referred to as “yom matan Torateinu – the day of our being given the Torah.” Since the term zman is used, it is clear that our sages, who fixed the texts of our prayers, were aware that Shavuot need not fall out on any specific day of Sivan. However, the month is fixed as the Torah specifically states (Exodus 19:1), “Bachodesh ha’shelishi l’tzeit bnei Yisrael me’eretz Mitzrayim ba’u midbar Sinai – In the third month [Sivan] from the exodus of the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt, they arrived in the wilderness of Sinai.” Thus, the Torah is emphatic that the giving of the Torah is in the third month, and, as such, Shavuot must fall in the third month. (To be continued) 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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We Are One “The remnant of the meal offering is for Aharon and his sons.” – Vayikra 2:3 Rashi explains that the Kohen Gadol took his portion off the top, and the other kohanim made an equal division of the remainder of the meal offering between themselves. The Masuk Ha’or offers a homiletic explanation, interpreting the word “division” to mean “disunion” or “disconnection.” He says the Kohen Gadol was a great person in his own merit, on the highest spiritual level, and did not need to create any division in order to declare himself. This is unlike ordinary people who often find it necessary to create divisiveness and discord in order to gain recognition and public awareness. The Pri Chaim cites a Midrash that the fruit-bearing trees are asked, “Why is your sound not audible?” and they respond, “We do not need it. Our fruits testify for us.” When the non-fruit-bearing trees are asked, “Why is your sound audible?” they answer, “Would that our voice could be heard so that we would be seen.” The Pri Chaim continues that, likewise, when a dispute arises within the community it is usually because some unremarkable individuals who have no stature wish to make a statement. By spawning dissension they create an atmosphere of activity within the community, which lends recognition and credence to their position. An esteemed and venerable individual, on the other hand, avoids disputes at all costs, because ultimately peace and diplomacy are most effective. Disunity only brings shame and scandal. In fact, machlokess (discord) is so egregious that it has the power to propagate the defamation of Klal Yisrael. Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman, one of the Torah leaders of our generation, says that many shomrei Torah umitzvos (people who adhere to the Torah and mitzvos) believe the obligation to do teshuvah lies with those outside the Torah camp who eat non-kosher. In truth, though, he says, we who partake of the non-kosher of baseless hatred and lack of peace between fellow-men are just as liable. Rav Shteinman speculates on the possibility that the sin of machlokess may be the cause of so many tragedies that have shaken the Jewish community. One may ask why an individual who did not participate in any dispute is punished, and Rav Shteinman offers two explanations. First, there is the matter of areivus – responsibility. We are all responsible one for the other. Second, one may have heard about an ongoing dispute and either accepted the veracity of it or, even worse, reveled in the gossip. Nevertheless, either circumstance inescapably connects the individual to the feud. Shlomo HaMelech tells us (Mishlei 24:17), “When your foe falls do not be glad, and when he stumbles let your heart not be joyous.” Not only that, but just as we are adjured (Tehillim 34:15) to “sur meira – turn away from evil,” we are also obligated to “aseh tov,” e.g. have positive feelings for the other person. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch elaborates that when one does

a mitzvah or a good deed he must ensure that the act was not facilitated by the commission of an aveirah. Nor should his performance of the mitzvah or good deed incur any negative consequences. However, most deplorable, says the Ahavas Shalom, is a mitzvah that brings about machlokess. At the end of the yom tov of Sukkos, Hashem says to the Jewish nation, “kashe alai pridaschem – your separation is difficult for Me.” It is explained didactically that it is the separation and disunity among the members of Klal Yisrael that is difficult for Hashem. Therefore, one should forgo the performance of a mitzvah or a good deed if there is even the slightest chance it will result in any discord and controversy, because that will overshadow any positive benefits that may have been intended. A community in the Midwest had made great strides in Yiddishkeit, and the leaders of the kehillah decided to hire a rabbi to open a fullfledged yeshiva and further inspire them spiritually. A talmid chacham who had learned in Lithuania before the Second World War was engaged. After a while, the baalebatim realized that that his lack of mastery of English was limiting his ability to relate to the younger people, and the anticipated growth of the kehillah was stagnating. Some of the baalebatim offered to make a major investment in order to invite a group of young rabbinical students from Lakewood to settle in their community and open a new yeshiva. It was felt they would more easily be able to connect with the youth in the community and succeed where the older rabbi was failing. The yungeleit (young men) from Lakewood did not want to make any move without consulting daas Torah (guidance from a Torah leader), and made an appointment to meet with the great Gaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l. After listening to their presentation, R’ Moshe said, “Since there seem to be those in the community who are very happy with the Rav they have appointed, if another yeshiva would be established it would create divisiveness and machlokess within the community. One must run from controversy as one flees from fire.” To their concern that without their input there could be a possibility of a decline in the community’s enthusiasm for Yiddishkeit, R’ Moshe contended that a situation of wrangling and discord augured much worse. The young men followed R’ Moshe’s advice and did not accept the invitation to join the community. After a while, the rav himself realized he was not being successful and traveled to none other than R’ Moshe to seek his guidance. R’ Moshe advised him to recruit some rabbinical students from Lakewood to move into his community and join him in his efforts. The rav followed R’ Moshe’s suggestion. The infusion of yungeleit injected a new spirit into the community, and the community flourished in Torah and Yiddishkeit. Rav Shteinman notes that avoiding machlokess is so important that there is a unique tefillah that one can recite near the end of Shemoneh Esrei, “May it be Your will, Hashem, that I should be careful to abstain from lashon hara, disputes, and baseless hatred. Please enroot in my heart and in the heart of all Your people, Klal Yisrael, a love between man and his fellow-man. And may it be established within us to always find favor and good understanding in the eyes of Hashem and man.”


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Agudath Israel’s Annual Mission To Albany Touches Range Of Topics By Shimmy Blum The New York State Capitol building in Albany lish, vice president for development and state relawas dotted with black hats, yarmulkes and wigs as tions, and Rabbi Shai Markowitz, director, Lefkowitz over 50 men and women from all walks of Orthodox Leadership Initiative. Three high level sessions dominated the day, covlife spent their Wednesday partaking in Agudath Isering each branch of state govrael of America’s annual ernment. State Senate leaders mission to top New York interacted with the mission in State government offithe Senate conference chamber. cials. Assembly Speaker Sheldon SilThe smiles and warm ver hosted the group in the Ashandshakes exchanged sembly conference chamber. Top between members of the members of Governor Andrew mission and legislators Cuomo’s administration then of both parties attested to hosted the group in the “Blue the extent of the relationRoom� in the Capitol building. ship that has been built In each meeting, the historup over the five years of Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, standing, Agudath Isthis annual mission, and rael’s executive vice president for community ic size of the activist delegation well before that. The mis- affairs, addressing (L-R) State Senator Simcha and their diversity in age, garb sion was the product of Felder, State Senator Marty Golden, State Sen- and background made a tremonths of planning by ate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, and State mendous impression upon those Senator Jefferey Klein. (Photo: Shimon Golding) on the governmental end. And various Agudath Israel activists including Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, ex- in each meeting, the mission made it clear what the ecutive vice president; Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, vice Continued on p.52 president for community services; Rabbi Yehiel Ka-

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Zachor…Lo Tishkach! Taanis Esther Shul Program to Perpetuate Legacy of Holocaust Survivors This year we have the unique confluence of Taanis Esther occurring before Parshas Zachor. Grasping the significant symbolism of this year’s calendar – where we recite Avinu Malkeinu at Mincha before we are given the directive to “Never forget what Amaleik has done to us!” – Dr. Joseph Geliebter, founder of the acclaimed Yizkereim annual program, has seized this meaningful occasion and developed a special mincha-time program for shuls across the country. Driven by the unsettling reality of the diminishing number of Survivors, he wants to assure that their history and lesson of survival are not forgotten before the final note of ne’ilah is sounded. The “Zachor…Tishkach!” program to take place at Mincha on Taanis Esther will honor the congregation’s Holocaust Survivors with the recitation of the

the four Avinu Malkeinu’s from “Asei l’maan harugim al shem kadshecha” to “Nekom l’eineinu nikmas dam avadechu hashafuch”. Upon concluding Avinu Malkeinu, six Yizkor candles in memory of the six million Kedoshim will be lit by offspring of survivors, to be followed by Kaddish. Background profiles of shul Survivors will be distributed and shared with the kehilla. In conjunction with this special Mincha program, shuls will be showing “Strike on Heaven” – the newest 32-minute Yizkereim documentary produced jointly by Torah Umesorah’s Zechor Yemos Olam program and Rabbi Leib Geliebter Memorial Foundation. This highly compelling and poignant documentary, written and narrated by Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Klein, Director of Zechor Yemos Olam, was recently shown in 350 schools on Asara B’Teves.

“Strike on Heaven” exposes the Third Reich’s war on Yiddishkeit and powerfully showcases the Jewish people’s unwavering commitment to Torah. The film ends on an uplifting note with the rebuilding of Yiddishkeit around the world and in Eretz Yisrael. As Dr. Geliebter so succinctly averred, “This year we are zocheh to two Adars and the double layers of blessings of Marbim b’Simcha that accompany them. May we merit to celebrate this Purim together with the Survivors in our midst, infusing it with an elevated element of Simcha, just as we beseech Hashem in Tehilim (90:15) ‘Samcheinu Kimos inisanu shnos rainu ra’ah’ – [HaShem] bless us with Simcha (joy) whose intensity matches the intensity of our suffering in the difficult years.” For program details visit www.yizkereim.com  or call 718-338-0679.

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In memory of the yahrzeiten of: Rabbi Yeshaya b. Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Mushkat, zt”l, Rav of Prague and author or Harei Besamim (5 Adar, 1868); Ehud and Ruth Fogel and their children Yoav, Elad, and Hadas, z”l Hy”d, who were murdered in Isomor by Arab terrorists (6th Adar, 2011); Moshe Rabbenu ben Amram and Yocheved, Teacher of Israel (7th Adar, 1271 BCE); Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Taub, zt”l, Kaliver Rebbe (7th Adar, 1821); Rabbi Yaakov Yesochor Ber b. Chaim Mordechai Rosenbaum, zt”l, Nadvorner Rebbe in Bnei Brak (7th Adar, 2012); Rabbi Gershon Ashkenazi, zt”l, author of Avodas HaGershuni (10th Adar II, 1693); and Rabbi Chanaia Yom Tov Lipa b. Rabbi Chenach Hanoch Teitelbaum, zt”l, Sassover Rebbe and author of Minchas Yom Tov (11th Adar, 1966).

A Grafted Esrog ‘Passul When Missing Even a Tiny Bit’ (Sukkah 34b) Hybrid esrogim are a very serious concern, and one must be careful when choosing an esrog to ensure that it derives from a pure esrog tree. Today, most boxed esrogim come with a kashrus certificate, asserting that the esrog in the box is not grafted, the field in which the esrog grew has been in use for many generations, and is known to contain no mixture of other species. Grafting Lemon Branches onto Esrog Trees The esrog tree is known to be weak and have a short life span. Therefore, an esrog farmer may wish to graft branches from hardier lemon trees onto his esrog trees in order to produce a hybrid that is sturdier and more profitable. Fruits grown from such mixed species are often more beautiful than purebred esrogim. Poskim question whether mixing lemons and esrogim transgresses the prohibition against planting or benefiting from kilayim. Since lemons and esrogim are so similar, combining them might not be included in the prohibition against mixing strains (see Shvus Yaakov 1:36, Chazon Ish, Kilayim 3:7). This article does Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters are published by the Sochachover Kollel of Bnei Brak, led by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kovalsky. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters, in Hebrew and/or English, are available for simcha and memorial dedications and are distributed by e-mail, dafyomi@hadaf-yomi.com.

not focus on whether making such a hybrid is permitted. Rather, we focus on whether this hybrid is kosher for use as an esrog on Sukkos. Hybrid esrogim have been discussed by the most prominent poskim of the last 400 years. Numerous teshuvos have been written by the Rema, Maharam Alshich, Mabit, R’ Betzlalel Ashkenazi, and many others. The conclusion of all these poskim is that a hybrid esrog is passul. A Hybrid Esrog Is Not an Esrog Several explanations have been offered as to why hybrid esrogim are passul. The most commonly cited reason is that “a hybrid esrog is not an esrog at all.” In other words, the Torah requires us to use an esrog on Sukkos, not a combination of an esrog and another fruit (Teshuvos Rema, 117, Magen Avraham 648:27, Mishnah Berurah, s.k. 65). Distinctive Traits of an Esrog A pure esrog has certain traits that distinguish it from a hybrid. The stem of a hybrid esrog juts out from the bottom, whereas a pure esrog’s stem grows from an indentation on the bottom. The skin of a hybrid is smooth, the skin of a purebred is bumpy. The inner white flesh of a hybrid is thin like a lemon’s, whereas a pure esrog’s flesh is thicker (see Mishnah Berurah, ibid.). Nonetheless, the Mishnah Berurah cites the Chasam Sofer who rules that one may only use these signs to deem an esrog passul. One can’t rely on them to determine that an esrog is pure. When buying an esrog, one must choose one grown in an orchard known to be of pure lineage (see Shaar HaTzion, s.k. 74). Laboratory Tests With recent technological advances in horticulture, it is now possible to subject a fruit to laboratory tests, and thereby determine its genetic makeup. Is such a test sufficient to deem a certain, unknown breed of esrogim pure and kosher? Rabbi Yechiel Michel Stern, a contemporary expert on esrogim, consulted with

other experts in the field and came to the conclusion that even pure and kosher esrogim have some genetic traces of lemons. Therefore, genetic testing is useless to definitively determine which esrogim are kosher (Kashrus Arbaas Haminim, p. 181). How is it that pure esrogim, which have never been grafted with lemons, somehow show traces of lemon? Cross-Pollination The esrog plant produces its fruit by means of pollination. Bees carry pollen from the stamens to pistils, causing fruit to grow. However, bees might also happen to carry pollen from the stamens of lemon flowers to the pistils of esrog flowers, thus effecting a cross-pollination of the two species. The resultant fruit carries traces of both parents. One might very well ask why the resultant esrog is not passul, just as the result of grafting two species is passul. Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt”l (cited in Kashrus Arbaas Haminim, p. 182), explains that the branch of a lemon tree is capable of producing fruit by itself. Therefore, when it is grafted to an esrog tree, two viable species have been joined resulting in a third species – a hybrid fruit which is not considered an esrog. However, the pollen of a lemon flower cannot grow into a fruit by itself. It only provides genetic material, allowing the pistil of the esrog to develop into a fruit. Therefore, what results from it is considered a kosher esrog fruit, even if there are some traces of lemon. According to this explanation, it would seem that esrog farmers might be allowed to make use of the latest techniques in agricultural biotechnology, in which chromosomes of a certain species are isolated and injected into a different species, giving it traits of the first species. Since this genetic material could not develop into a plant on its own, and is only capable of altering its new host, the result may very well be a kosher esrog tree with the longevity and durability of a lemon tree. However, the Chazon Ish (Kilayim 2:15) notes that even in such a case, the esrog will only be kosher if it has both the outer and inner appearance of a pure esrog.

THIS WEEK’S LUACH (continued from p.7) This Motza’ei Shabbos (Sunday 2:00 a.m.) we move the clock forward, 1 hour, as we resume daylight savings time. This coming Motza’ei Shabbos and Sunday (March 9th) is Zayyin Adar, the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbenu; we do not say tachanun. This coming Thursday (March 13) is Ta’anis Esther (Purim starts Motza’ei Shabbos, March 15): the fast begins at dawn, 5:59 a.m. NYC E.D.T. For those who experience any problem when fasting, see Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 686:2, Rema, for leniencies in this regard. Nevertheless, it is always preferable to ask a competent Orthodox rabbi for a ruling. Shacharis as usual with the following exceptions: In the

Shemoneh Esreh repetition the chazzan adds Anenu (between Go’el Yisrael and Rofeh Yisrael). Following the repetition we say special Selichos for Ta’anis Esther, Avinu Malkenu which is recited by many cogregations, VeHu Rachum, Tachanun and half Kaddish. We take out a Sefer Torah and call up three to read in Parashas Ki Tissa (32:11-14; 34:1-10 – Vayechal) and half Kaddish. We do say Yehi Ratzon and the Shacharis Tefilla then concludes as usual. At Mincha: Ashrei, then half Kaddish. We take out the Torah scroll and we read again in Ki Tissa (VaYechal), calling up three people; the third aliya also serves as the Maftir, who reads the Haftara from Yeshayahu 55:6-56:9, Dirshu Hashem be’himatz’o. In the Shemoneh Esreh all say Anenu in Shema

Kolenu, and in the repetition the chazzan says Anenu between Go’el Yisrael and Rofeh Yisrael (as in Shacharis), followed by “Birkas Kohanim” and Sim Shalom. Avinu Malkenu, Tachanun, Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Kaddish Yasom. It is customary prior to Mincha for each individual to give three coins, each valued at half the monetary unit of the local currency. These are called “machatzis,” in remembrance of the Machatzis Hashekel in the Temple. The fast ends according to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein at 7:41 p.m. E.D.T. (NYC). However, one who experiences difficulty may eat at 7:34 p.m. E.D.T. (NYC). According to Rabbi Tukaccinsky (Gesher HaChaim) the fast ends at 7:31 p.m. E.D.T. (NYC) For Purim see next week’s luach.

NEXT WEEK’S LUACH New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME March 14, 2014 – 12 Adar II, 5774 6:41 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: 7:44 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:15 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Weekly Reading: Tzav Weekly Haftara: Koh Amar Hashem (I Samuel 15:2-34 for Ashkenazim; 15:1-34 for Sepharadim) Daf Yomi: Sukka 39 Mishna Yomit: Menachos 1:1-2 Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 345:2-4 Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Kiddush ha’Chodesh chap. 12-14, Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:19 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunrise: 7:09 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Latest Kerias Shema: 10:07 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunset: 7:01 p.m. NYC E.D.T. This Shabbos is Parashas Zachor. At Shacharis some recite Yotzros in the Reader’s Repetition. We take out two Torah

scrolls from the Ark. In the first we read the weekly Parasha of Tzav and call up seven Aliyos. For Maftir we read from the second scroll in Parashas Ki Tetzei (Devarim 25:17-19), from “Zachor” until the end of the Parasha. This Keriah is DeOraisa. We do not say Hazkaras Neshamos and Av HaRachamim, nor do we say Tzidkas’cha at Mincha. Motza’ei Shabbos – Saturday evening is Purim – Usual Maariv prayer, Ata Chonantanu. In the Shemoneh Esreh, Al Hanissim is added after Modim, before Ve’al Kulam. (We also add Al Hanissim in Birkas Hamazon on Purim). Following the Shemoneh Esreh, the chazzan says Kaddish Shalem with Tiskabbel. We then take the Scroll of Esther which we brought to Shul before Shabbos. The Ba’al Keriah spreads out his Megillah completely, folding it over and over, and he recites the three blessings: Al Mikra Megillah, She’asa Nissim, and Shehecheyanu. At the conclusion of the reading the Ba’al Keriah says “Harav es rivenu,” the congregation then says Asher Heini and Shoshanas Yaakov, Vi’yehi Noam v’Ata Kadosh, followed by Kaddish Shalem (no Tiskabbel) and Aleinu. Purim, Sunday morning, Shacharis – As at night, we add Al Hanissim in the Shemoneh Esreh. In the repetition some say Krovetz le’Purim, no Tachanum, half-Kaddish. We take out a Torah scroll from the Ark and we call up three aliyos. We

read from “Vayavo Amalek” in Parashas BeShalach until the end of the Parasha, followed by half-Kaddish. After returning the Torah scroll to the Ark we again take out the Megillah and the Ba’al Keriah recites the same three blessings he said at Maariv. It is also customary to announce that all should have in mind, during the recitation of Shehecheyanu, the other mitzvos of Purim – mishlo’ach manos and Se’udas Purim. (See Mishna Berura, Orach Chayyim 692:1.) We read the Megillah (we do not remove the tefillin until we conclude the entire Tefilla). At the conclusion of the reading, the Ba’al Keriah says “Harav es rivenu” and the congregation then says Shoshanas Yaakov. We send mishlo’ach manos – two portions to at least one person (preferably readily edible foods). We give matanos la’evyonim a minimum of one gift to each of two poor people, but one who gives more is praised. At Mincha we also add Al Hanissim. The Se’udas Purim must start while it is still day. We set a festive table with fish, meat and wine. Even if the Se’uda concludes at night, we say Al Hanissim in Birkas Hamazon. Monday is Shushan Purim, no Tachanun, no Kel erech apayim, no yehi ratzon nor Lamenatze’ach. The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142. – Y.K.


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The Gemara teaches us (Yoma 22b) that it is forbidden to count Jewish people – even for the sake of a mitzvah. This poses a problem when one is in shul to daven Minchah and wants to check if there is a minyan. How does one go about confirming this without counting the people? The general custom is to follow the advice of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (15:3), i.e. to count with the pasuk, “Hoshia es amecha uvarech es nachalasecha, ureim v’naseim ad olam,” which has ten words. Thus, when the tenth person is olam, you know you have ten people. Perhaps this verse is used since it mentions the blessing of the Bnei Yisrael that we can do with the birchas kohanim, the priestly blessing, only when we have a quorum. However, this is not the only custom used to ensure the presence of a minyan. Rashi, in his sefer Ha’ora, writes that they used the verse in Tehillim (5:8) – “V’ani b’rov chasdecha avo veisecha eshtachaveh el heichal kodshecha b’yirasecha,” which also has ten words. The translation of this pasuk is, “And I, with Your abundant kindness, enter Your house [shul], and I bow to Your holy abode full of reverence for You.” The Otzer Haplaos suggests that Rashi used this pasuk because Rashi himself states, in the Siddur of Rashi, that one should say this pasuk upon arriving in shul. Therefore, since this pasuk was to be said anyway, it was used to check if there was a minyan. As an aside, this verse voices a powerful sentiment of thanksgiving – namely, that one is able to come to shul. This is not to be taken lightly, for many times during our bloody history Jews were forbidden to worship freely. The privilege of freedom of religion is something we thank Hashem for by saying this posuk when entering shul. I have been told by Holocaust survivors that as children they weren’t allowed to attend clandestine minyanim because they would make noise and risk revealing their whereabouts. Similarly, during the Spanish Inquisition people would pray in hidden basements with great fear and even terror of being discovered and burned at the stake. I would like to suggest another reason why Rashi chose this verse. It voices thanks for the ability to bow down which we can only do in Barchu and Modim D’rabbanan if we have a quorum. It also states, “b’yirasecha,” with your reverence, which implies a concentrated presence of the Shechinah, the Divine Splendor, which is present with a minyan. Sephardim have yet another way to determine if there is a minyan. They say, “Baruch ata Hashem, Elokeinu Melech haolam, Hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz,” which has ten words. I always felt the reason they chose to say the blessing upon bread

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All Around Town Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 Beginning today the Jewish Film Talk Series at the Library of Congress will host a series of film talks, featuring remarks by the film’s directors or producers and clips from their films – each focused on Jewish or Israeli themes. The series is presented jointly by the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, the Hebrew Language Table, and the Washington Jewish Film Festival. The series is free of charge and open to the public. Tickets are not required. All programs in the series will be held at noon in venues located in the Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-707-2905 or e-mail pao@ loc.gov or afis@loc.gov. Author Josh Lambert, in conversation with Flavorwire literary editor Jason Diamond, discusses his book, Unclean Lips: Jews, Obscenity, and American Culture (NYU Press, 2013). In this groundbreaking new book, Lambert considers how Jews, as opponents of censorship and champions of free expression, have played a key role in the history of decency laws in America. 7 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 646-437-4202. www. mjhnyc.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6 Jewish Association for Serving the Aging (JASA), the Institute for Senior Action (IFSA) is a comprehensive education, leadership and advocacy training program for adults 50+. The courses will teach attendees various ways to stay active in their communities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 200 E. 5th St., Manhattan. Call 212-9916572 or e-mail ifsa@jasa.org for more information.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 Attend Shuvu Chazon Avroham’s 23rd Annual Dinner at The Palace, 780 McDonald Ave. in Brooklyn. 8:15 p.m. 718-692-3434. dinner@shuvuusa.org. Young Israel Beth El of Borough Park, in conjunction with the Jewish Multiracial Network, invites you to a dynamic lecture by Kalilah Chaya Watson on “When Black and White is a Rainbow: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Orthodox Community.” Light refreshments will be served. Donation: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Young Israel Beth El of Borough Park, 4802 15th Ave. in Brooklyn. 8:30- 10 p.m. The National Philharmonic pays tribute to Poland at March concerts, dedicated to the memory of Polish war hero Jan Karski – who exposed the Holocaust to President Roosevelt. 8 p.m. (The concert will be repeated the next day at 3 p.m.) National Philharmonic, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD. 301-581-5100. office@ nationalphilharmonic.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 Family Purim celebration will feature music by The Macaroons. Featuring crafts and tours, geared for children ages 3-10. 1-4 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. www.mjhnyc.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 Pre-Purim gala at the Israel America Foundation. Studios353, 353 W. 48th St., Manhattan. 1:30-4 p.m. RSVP 212-896-9477. Israeli rock star Dudu Tassa will perform at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 7 p.m. 646-437-4337 or 646437-4202. www.mjhnyc.org. Join Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski as he presents Bereishis (as you have never experienced it before). Every Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Congregation AAA Sfard, 1385 E. 94th St. (between Avenues K & L) in Canarsie, Brooklyn. (Some catch-up sessions available online.) Contact 347-8936476 for details.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6 “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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Join NYC JC Connections by enjoying a fun dinner – with a twist! Rotate tables after each course, so you get to meet the most people over the course of the evening. To help maintain an even balance between men and women, a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bachelor) has been added to the program. Recruit an unattached guy, enter his name in the box on the registration form, and as soon as he signs up you are automatically guaranteed a spot – space permitting. The Jewish Center, 131 W. 86th St. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 212-7242700. jcconnections@jewishcenter.org. www.jewishcenter. org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 “Boomers Sunday Brunch Series” for ages 40s-50s. Meet once a month for a new series that focuses on the issues facing today’s baby boomers. Meet friends and learn something new. Meet Scott Reich, the author of The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation.11 a.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 “Marni Galison’s Dating Workshop: You’re attractive, successful, charming … and single.” Take your future into your own hands by joining expert matchmaker and dating coach Marni Galison for this empowering workshop for men and women. 7 p.m. 92nd St. Y at Lexington Ave., Manhattan. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 Join a support group for 50+ widows and widowers. Suffolk JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, L.I. 631-4629800. suffolkyjcc.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 Poetry night for ages 40+. Spend a night enjoying beautiful poetry as well as delicious kosher wine. Poet and New York Writers Workshop instructor Hermine Meinhard has brought together award-winning poets for a night of readings and a Q&A session. Aspiring writers, poetry aficionados, and those wishing to spend a contemplative evening meeting new friends are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www. jccmanhattan.org.


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The Need To Connect Your first date with Tami was disappointing. She’d sounded like she was exactly what you’d been looking for, and you’d had a good conversation over the telephone. So, you were looking forward to your first date. Your initial impression was, “She seems nice enough,” and she looked fine, but your conversation didn’t flow and you came home feeling unsure about going out again. What are you going to do? You talk to the friend who set you up. “After all you told me about Tami, I expected our date to be really good. It wasn’t. It was just okay. I don’t know – I feel so let down – should I go out with her again?” If you’re lucky, your friend will tell you, “Absolutely. Many first dates are just okay. Some people need to go on a few dates before they start to connect. You expected a lot, and that’s why you were disappointed. Try giving it some more time and see how it goes.” That’s what happened to Moria and Ari. It took Moria’s former roommate and her new husband a few months to set them up, because one was always “busy” when the other was “available.” But the newly married couple persevered. They were so convinced that their instincts about Moria and Ari were right that they were surprised at the couple’s reaction after their first date. “It was fine,” Ari told his friend. “But she wasn’t as outgoing as I would have liked.” Moria wondered if Ari was put-together enough for her. “After we walked around Rockefeller Center and went to Top of the Rock, he asked me to choose between two restaurants, and when I couldn’t, he couldn’t either.” Nevertheless, they each agreed to try it again. Each of them felt that the second date was somePsychotherapists 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 IY”H: To begin, my sincere thanks to The Jewish Press for providing an outlet for singles. Now onto my situation, which has lately been difficult. I’m a young woman in my early 20s. I don’t think I’m old, and I’m not terribly burned out from being in the dating parshah. Obviously, I’m anxiously waiting for the day that I meet my bashert. But that’s not my main issue right now. My issue is that my younger sister recently got married – and it hurts a lot. I love my sister very much, and I’m extremely happy for her. She had refused to start dating before I would get engaged, but I, with a full heart and no regrets, convinced her that if she believed that she was ready to get married, she shouldn’t hold herself back because of me. I’m thrilled to have been able to convince her of this and that she is now, Baruch Hashem, married. While I’m ecstatic for my sister, my human emotions dictate that her marriage has been difficult and challenging for me to handle. I anxiously wonder when my turn to get engaged and married will come.

what better, and agreed to go out a third time. Moria decided that if Ari asked, she’d say yes to a fourth date, because “I’m willing to take more time to see if things will pick up.” Ari had mixed feelings about continuing. He thought Moria was sweet, but she was more reserved than he liked. His friend persuaded him to “Try one more date. Moria may need a little more time to open up. Can you give it one more chance? You can always say no, but once you do it will be much harder to get Moria to agree to go out again if you later change your mind.” That fourth date was the turning point in their dating. They had decided to spend a Sunday at the Museum of Natural History, and once they started discussing how they each reconciled their views of the world with archeology they couldn’t stop talking. Ari was fascinated about the depth of Moria’s knowledge and ideas, and she began to realize that Ari was very focused and well thought out. They were so engrossed in conversation that they had to be asked to leave the Museum because it was closing. The connection Ari and Moria made on that date would never had happened if Ari hadn’t agreed to go on one more date. For many people, the first couple of dates are just icebreakers. They’re likely to be disappointed if they expect much more than an opportunity to meet someone who sounds like what they’re looking for so they can decide if this is a person they are willing to try to get to know better. “Can I go on one more date?” is a good question to ask themselves if the second, third, and even fourth dates are okay or better. Couples make connections by having fun together, experiencing something that fascinates or brings joy to one or both of them, finding that they’re both passionate about the same subject, developing a history of shared activities, and opening up to each other about ideas and feelings. When you’re just getting to know each other, it may take a change of surroundings or activities to provide a background for that first connection to take place. Think of your first several dates as opportunities to see different sides of each other, and help that happen by changing what you do and where you go on each date. What are you each like when you’re at a museum that’s rich in history or filled with paintings and sculptures that “speak” to you? What can someone learn about you when you take your seats at the Barclays Center to cheer on the Nets...or when you compete against each other at bowling, a video arcade, or a board game? Does a street fair or an amusement park bring out the kid in you? What are you like at a concert or when you’re walking on the boardwalk or through a botanical garden? Try giving yourselves the opportunity to find out. And this feeling is increasing in intensity, possibly more so because the situation concerns my sister. It’s fun, exciting, and beautiful when the new couple comes for Shabbos – giving me much nachas from seeing them together. I have mixed feelings, on one hand pleased that my little sister is happy but on the other feeling a longing for when my time will eventually come. Thankfully, when the men are in shul, my sister is her usual old self – except for her wedding band and snood. I’m also grateful that we still have a great time together, enjoying each other’s company. Thanks for letting me vent about my feelings. I’m sure other single girls in a similar situation understand what I’m going through. If my letter helps just one of those single girls feel that they are not alone in their predicament, it was well worth writing this letter. Having experiened a younger sibling marrying before me, I ask other older siblings to please let go and give your full blessing 5010 PERSONALS to that younger sibling to date, and possibly Beaut, intelligent very special lady in meeting non relig Jeweven marry, before you. interested ish doctor, 65-75. Reply #5055 c/o It will bring simcha and Jewish Press berachah to the family. Pretty, slim secular Jewish woman, Sincerely, 62, seeks non smoker reserved man Older Single Sister 5’9+ for marriage. Reply J.P.Box 5043 Questions and/or comments can be sent to IYH@jewishpress.com.

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Coming Full Circle After The Carmel Disaster By Leiba Chaya David

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Will you be in the Hospital over Shabbos or Yom Tov? Are you in the hospital and need kosher food? The following Hospitality Rooms (also known as Chesed Rooms) can help, providing you with kosher food, assistance and care. Columbia University Medical Center Milstein Hospital Pavilion 6th Fl North, Room #6-112 Tel. in room: 212-305-5622 Columbia University Medical Center Babies and Children’s Hospital 6th Floor Lobby, Room #662 Lenox Hill Hospital 4th Fl (off waiting room) New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center 2nd Floor North, Room #107 Tel. in Room 212-746-7335 Hackensack University Medical Center 5th Floor West - Women Building, Room #121 Good Samaritan Hospital (Suffern) Main Lobby Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 3rd Fl, Room #632 Mount Sinai Hospital Guggenheim Pavilion, 2nd Floor, near the shul Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris Hospital) Main Building, 4th Fl, #455 Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital 1st Floor Room C-170 Hospital for Special Surgery 2nd Floor, Room 252 West Valley Hospital Mother Baby Unit, B3224 Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein – Weiler Division 4th Floor, next to cafeteria Calvary Hospital (Bronx) 3rd Floor, off the Family Lounge Ellenville Regional Hospital Radiology Waiting Room All the above rooms are fully stocked with kosher food, snacks, drinks and many other amenities a member of the community may need while in the hospital. For patients or families stranded in the hospital over Shabbos or Yom Tov, each Chesed 24/7 Hospitality Room is equipped with a Shabbos warmer, fully prepared Shabbos meals, a hot water urn, grape juice, challah rolls, electric candlesticks, siddurim, machzorim and other items one may need. Many of the rooms have a Chesed 24/7 patient representative who is available to assist and help in any way they can. A hot cup of coffee, a piece of cake, and knowing someone cares can make all the difference in the world. May the Chesed 24/7 Rooms be used only for simchas. This list is sponsored by Chesed 24/7. For additional assistance or information, please call Chesed 24/7 at 845-354-3233 or visit www.chesed247.org.

The winter of 2010 was one of Israel’s warmest and driest on record. The fire that began on December 2 effortlessly spread throughout the brittle Carmel forest and raged for four days and nights. Referred to as the “Carmel Disaster,” the fire claimed 44 lives, forced the evacuation of 17,000 people, and decimated 8,650 acres of land. Jewish National Fund (JNF) estimated that over 1.5 million trees burned in the blaze. A 2012 disaster report by Israel’s State Comptroller pointed out the Israel Fire and Rescue Services’ inadequate emergency preparedness. Chief among the necessary reforms was the addition of more local fire stations. Shortly after the report’s release, Fire Commissioner Shahar Ayalon received an unexpected phone call from the United States. On the line was Ron Kriss, Executive Director of JNF Miami-Dade. Like many Jews abroad, Kriss was concerned about the fate of the Carmel region. “Please, tell me how we can help,” he said. Ayalon described a fire station planned for the Druze village of Usifya, located near an area severely impacted by the fire. Though the station was approved, they lacked the funds to proceed with building. “It costs over a million dollars,” said Ayalon. “We only have half.” “Let me see what I can do,” replied Kriss. A few days later, Kriss called to report that JNF had raised the remaining $550,000. The new station’s cornerstone was laid in December 2012. Last week, hundreds gathered to inaugurate the Usifya station. Overlooking the gradually recovering Carmel slopes, the building sits strategically on the road between Usifya and Daliyat Al-Carmel. The Usifya station will serve an area currently under the jurisdiction of Haifa’s central fire station. The Haifa station, located 20 minutes away, is responsible for 11 local authorities spread over 155 square miles – more than 600,000 residents. This distance presented a serious issue for firefighters during the Carmel fire. “The biggest problem we faced on the Carmel,”

explained one Coastal District firefighter “was the time it took to reach the hotspots from outlying fire stations. The strategic location of the Usifya station cuts response time in half. From the Haifa station to Daliyat Al-Carmel once took 20 minutes; now we can get there in five. This translates into lives saved.” For many, the station represents a “closing of circles” since the fire. The Usifya station will not only save lives, it will also serve as an educational center for close to 20,000 residents in the surrounding Druze villages. The center will promote fire safety and train youth volunteers, including a new group of Friends of Israel Firefeighters’ Volunteer Fire Scouts program. Ten firefighters will staff the station, which houses both a first response engine and a forest fire engine capable of maneuvering difficult terrain and equipped to combat fires in open spaces. The modern building also houses a workout room, kitchen, media center, and sleeping quarters. At the inauguration ceremony, Fire Commissioner Shahar Ayalon addressed a diverse crowd that included the Minister of Public Security, the Fire Commissioner, Fire Service officers, Druze dignitaries, local politicians, Knesset members, youth volunteers, Jewish National Fund representatives, bereaved families of fire victims, and a delegation of North American lay leaders from Jewish National Fund-Makor. He spoke warmly of the immediate and selfless generosity of the North American Jewish community, and thanked Ron Kriss for spearheading the initiative. Bob Benedon, a Jewish National Fund-Makor delegate from New Jersey, thanked the guests for the opportunity to help Northern Israel to grow and flourish. “Jewish National Fund is committed to ensuring the safety of the people of Israel,” said Benedon, “through our support of Israel’s firefighters. We have helped purchase nearly 150 fire trucks, life-saving equipment, and supported the building of several fire stations like this one. We take pride in being able to help make your jobs and lives a little safer and easier.”


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UK NORTH L’CHAIM’S BEYOND BY SHEMTOV’S AVENTURA, FLORIDA NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ PLAYA DEL MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL WASHINGTON, D.C. Lubavitch Glatt Restaurant – Tel: 011 44141 638 6116 305-538-2123 – Full Service – -----CHICAGO, ILLINOISBISTRO SHALLOTS RA’ANANA, ISRAEL WE CATER ALL YOUR FOOD REQUIREMENTS – 514 41st St. • Catering on and off premises • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner NEW ORLEANS, 847-677-DINE • • glattLOUISIANA • www.shallotsbistro.com BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND ALL SHABBOS MEALS BRONX L LOSYOGEN ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Proudly serving FRUZ (cholov yisrael) 7016 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL WE DELIEVER TO ANY HOTEL OR BUSINESS MEETING THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND AVENTURA, FLORIDA Sun-Thurs: 9am-11pm • Fri: 9am-4pm • Sat. Night open until 2 am GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK Enjoy an upscale, elegant and fine dining Franco-American experience! BRONX LI BOCA RATON, FLORIDA SCOTLAND’S ONLY GLATT KOSHER & SHOMER SHABBOS RESTAURANT & CATERER CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY WE HELP ORGANIZE GOLF, WHISKEY & SIGHTSEEING TOURS CAPRI SUSHI ITALIAN MIAMI&BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL NEW • ORLEANS, LOUISIANA N EW ORLEANS , LOUISIANA • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS BARCELONA, SPAIN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO WWW.LCHAIMSRESTAURANT.CO.UK BARCELONA, 305-534-0551 – www.caprimiamibeach.com – ------SPAIN NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL AVENTURA, FLORIDA 726 Arthur Godfrey Rd. • Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm, Sat night sundown-1am BALTIMORE, MARYLAND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS KOSHER CAJUN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY • BARCELONA, SPAIN • BOCA RATON, FLORIDA FLORIDA CholovAVENTURA, Yisroel — Sushi, Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Fish, Desserts, Wine N.Y. Deli & Grocery: Eat-In, Take-Out NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA RA’ANANA, ISRAEL 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie • tel: 504-888-2010, fax:DISNEY 504-888-2014 DELICIAS KOSHER RESTAURANT ORLANDO, FLORIDA NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA AVENTURA, KIKARFLORIDA TEL-AVIV NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Shomer Shabbos – Chabad Supervision – www.koshercajun.com Tel: 0034-93-2010904 – www.deliciaskosher.com BARCELONA, SPAIN Serving Chinese & Continental --BOCAMIAMI RATON, FLORIDA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL Serving N.O for over 20 years – Delivery to Hotels – M-Th 10-7, FriNEW & Sun 10-3 WASHINGTON, D.C. 125 Santalo St. Barcelona ATLANTIC CITY, JERSEY GREATER BEACH, FLORIDA 5005 CollinsDAYTONA Ave., M.B. Inside Carriage Club • 305-866-3316 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY Basari, Glatt Kosher. Under supervision of the Chief Rabbi of Barcelona BOCA RATON, FLORIDA LOS ANGELES, SHABBAT MEALS WITH PREPAID RESERVATIONS – TAKE CALIFORNIA OUT AVAILABLE • BALTIMORE, MARYLAND • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA HalakCARMEN Beit Yosef, Mashgiach Temidi PLAYA DEL  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Great selection from the grill, cooked dishes, typical Middle-Eastern starters BOCA RATON, FLORIDA NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND NY STEAKHOUSE AND DELI DAVID CHU’S CHINA BISTRO RA’ANANA, ISRAEL We deliver to any hotel – Lunch, Dinner and Shabbat meals GREATER MIAMIDAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL BEACH, FLORIDA (formerly Europa Steakhouse and Grill) --410-602-5008MARYLAND • Glatt Kosher • -BALTIMORE, RA’ANANA, ISRAEL ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS In the Days Inn Hotel, 4299 Collins Ave. 305-535-6077 cell# 954-401-1062 7105 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore • LOS ANGELES , C ALIFORNIA • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA BARCELONA, SPAIN Open from January 7 • Lunch & Dinner • Same great food • Free parking BEST KOSHER CHINESE RESTAURANT BALTIMORE, MARYLANDIN TOWN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK Now accepting reservations for Sedarim and all Pesach meals ELITE CUISINE CHICAGO, GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA TEANECK,ILLINOIS NEW JERSEY PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO TOV PIZZA NEWARK  FLORIDA ELIZABETH, NJ ORLANDO, DISNEY Kehilla Glatt Kosher – 323-930-1303 MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS PITA LOCA CITY, NEW JERSEY ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA ATLANTIC JERUSALEM, ISRAEL GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Votes Baltimore’s Best Kosher Pizza ---RA’ANANA, ISRAEL Deli • Chinese • Grill • 7119 Beverly Blvd. • Sushi • Platters • Catering NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ NORTH MIAMI,–FLORIDA Glatt Kosher Restaurant – 305-673-3388 - ---6313 Reisterstown Rd. – 410-358-4TOV (4868) – groups & buses welcome Shabbos Take-Out — Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri. 8-3 • “We deliver anywhere you like” WASHINGTON, D.C. AVENTURA, FLORIDA PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA 601 Collins Ave., Bet. 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RA’ANANA, ISRAEL GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA RARE STEAKHOUSE MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BARCELONA, SPAIN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO HAIFA RESTAURANT

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Catering on/off premises • Fri night/Shab lunch • Sun-Thurs 12-11, open Sat night until 1 am

Serving Pizza • Pasta • Fish • Knish • Salads • Soups • Etc.

Maryland’s oldest kosher dairyBOSTON, restaurant • Website: www.TovPizza.com MASSACHUSETTS NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS • BOSTON , MASSACHUSETTS • ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY  ELIZABETH, PLAYA DEL CARMEN  NEWARK RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICONJ BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS CAFE EILAT TEANECK, NEW JERSEY NEW JERSEY Brick Oven PizzaPASSAIC, ------ 617-277-7770

PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Su-Th 11-9, F 11-1 • 406BALTIMORE, HarvardCHICAGO, St., Brookline •ILLINOIS Eat-in-Take-out MARYLAND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ Sushi, Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Wraps,CITY, Panini, Mexican & Salads – Yoshon, Cholov Yisroel SEVENTEEN ATLANTIC NEW JERSEY BARCELONA, SPAIN BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Formerly Tea For Two) – 305-672-0565 MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDAFLORIDA DISNEY JERUSALEM, ISRAEL ORLANDO, BEN YEHUDA CAFE & PIZZERIA • L AS VEGAS, N EVADA • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 1205 17th Street AVENTURA, ----- AVENTURA, Cholov Yisroel BARCELONA, FLORIDA FLORIDA MANHATTAN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASPAIN JERSEY PLAYA DELTEANECK, CARMEN  NEW RIVIERA MAYA, MEXIC 301-681-8900 --Dine In • Take Out • Delivery • FREE PARKING • Outside Seating D.C. PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY HAIFA RESTAURANT Voted the Best Pizza in DCWASHINGTON, by Washington WTOP Radio GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK JERSEY NEW TEANECK, ORLEANS,NEW LOUISIANA GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 702-940-8000 RA’ANANA, ISRAEL NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 1370B Lamberton Drive – Silver Spring – MD – 20902 NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

AYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GLASGOW RA’ANANA, ISRAEL • WASHINGTON , D.C. • SCOTLAND. UK

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E. Twain Ave, Las Vegas • Under Chabad of NV & Congregation Tefillah NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA855ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY All-You-Can-Eat Glatt Kosher Buff etFLORIDA MIAMI BEACH, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL View our menu and learn more at www.bypizza.co/jpress BOCA RATON, FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA GLATT KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAELI, ASIAN CUISINE BARCELONA, SPAIN AVENTURA, FLORIDA at The JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach ----PENNSYLVANIA BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN NEWPHILADELPHIA, JERSEY LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Reservations 954-966-6955 – www.ShabbatMealsOnTheBeach.com PASSAIC, BOSTON, • ATLANTIC CITY, MASSACHUSETTS NEW JERSEYNEW • JERSEY MOTI’SGLASGOW GRILL & DELI TEANECK, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA SCOTLAND. UK NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MANHATTAN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY 301-468-0400 / 301-231-0839 ---BALTIMORE,NJ MARYLAND NEWARK  ELIZABETH, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND TASTY BEACH CAFE BUBBIES BISTRO Glatt Kosher Restaurant Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine & New York Deli NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDAPLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO RA’ANANA, ISRAEL CHICAGO, ILLINOIS BARCELONA, SPAIN Kosher Dairy ----- 305-673-5483 CITY, NEW Cholov & Pas ATLANTIC Yisroel • 609-822-7200 • -- JERSEY WASHINGTON, D.C. 4860 Boiling Brook RATON, Parkway, Rockville, MD BOCA FLORIDA 4041 Royal Palm Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140 5204 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406 (closest to casinos & AC) Groups welcomed for sit-down, carry-out or delivery service TEANECK, NEW JERSEY PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Also visit Moti’s Market, a full service grocery store, www.motismarket.com GOURMET BREAKFAST, LUNCH KOSHER ITALIAN • PIZZA – FALAFEL • WWW.BUBBIESBISTRO.COMPENNSYLVAN PHILADELPHIA, GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK AVENTURA, FLORIDA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND NORTH MIAMI,GREATER FLORIDA ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Yoshon & Cholov Yisroel – Delivery Available

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Financial District: AREA 11 Broadway (Lobby) – 212-425-2233 FIVE TOWNS  NASSAU COUNTY

• BROOKLYN •

Midtown: 227 West 60th St. (bet. 10 & 11 Ave.) – 212-956-2120

ALICES RESTAURANT

STRICT SUPERVISION OF RABBI SHALOM EVER of Young Israel • MASHGIACH TEMIDI

Sushi, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups – www.cafe11nyc.com

Vegetarian & Dairy

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

Take out & FREE Delivery --- Cholov & Pas Yisroel: M-T 8-5; Fri 8-2

• NEWARK – ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY •

CLASSICO

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA Takeout & Delivery • Grilled Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Salads & Sushi WE ARE NOT NEW...JUST BETTER!

AVENUE RESTAURANT & ATLANTIC CITY, CATERERS NEW JERSEY GLATT STAR

CHOLOV YISROEL • SUPERVISION OF RABBI GORNISH • 434 AVE. U • 718-376-3125

THE JEWISH ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JER * Grand Opening * PRESS

Glatt Mediterranean Cuisine, Gourmet Deli & Sushi Lounge 35 West 57th Street (Bet 5th & 6th Ave.) • 212-355-5411 • ----

BROOKLYN STEAK COMPANY

Prime Cut Steaks, Chicken Dishes, Shish Kabob, Fish, Pasta • Beer & Wine Selection

157 Elmore Av. Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Street Parking in front of restaurant after 7:00 pm Mon - Thurs

1316 Ave M • Rabbi Gornish Kashrus Supervision • 718-376-0680

908-354-6777 • www.NJKOSHER.com • We Deliver

Delivery & Distinctive Catering for Home or Office — www.cafeclassicotogo.com

New American Steakhouse “Our Steaks......Fuhgeddaboutit!!” – Free Delivery

MANHATTAN GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

GRILL, SHWARMA, DELI, SUSHI & MORE GLATT KOSHER SUPERVISION OF VAAD HARABONIM OF NJ ELIZABETH, RABBI TEITZ NEWARK  ELIZABETH,

COLBEH

5 MILES FROM NEWARK AIRPORT / JERSEY GARDENS

Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

RA’ANANA, ISRAEL

• PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY •

32 West 39 St. (Mid Town) • 212-354-8181 Inside and outside Catering • Free Delivery all over NYC • Vaad Harabonim of Queens

JIN DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO MANHATTAN PLAYA KOSHER DELUXE NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ GLATT KOSHER CHINESE & SUSHI – 973-777-4900 227 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055 — www.JinGlatt.com

Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant

Eat-In • Take-Out • Sun-Thurs 11am-10 pm, Fri 10am-3:30pm Sat. nite – catering only

10 W. 46th St. (Off 5th Avenue) • 212-869-6699 • Fax: 212-819-1139

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CHAI KO TAPAS: ASIAN FUSION TEANECK, NEW JERSEY STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY 515 CEDAR LANE, TEANECK, NJ — 201-530-5665 RCBC

WWW.CHAIKOTAPAS.COM

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Sheva Brachos and catering for all occasions

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

NEWARK  ELIZABETH,

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

Glatt Kosher French Bistro ----

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

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

TEANECK, NEW JERSE

Glatt Kosher Family Restaurants ---

Cafe & Sushi Bar Italian Style Dairy & Fish Restaurant

NORTH 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

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

*Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station

MANHATTAN Now also in Brooklyn — see Brooklyn listing

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Glatt Kosher Contemporary Gourmet Cuisine ---

AMSTERDAM BURGER COMPANY

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA THE JEWISH Glatt Kosher – open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday PRESS

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

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

Now there is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe 35 West 36th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) justSPAIN 1 & a half blocks from Macy’s BARCELONA,

RA’ANANA, ISRAEL

RA MAYA, MEXICO Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: M-Th 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-2:30pm,

NEW YOR

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MA CORNER CAFE Casual Dairy Dining • 718-435-2233 • www.my-cornercafe.com

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

French Fish, Pasta, Salads, Fresh Juice Bar, Diet Muffins, Pastries • Badatz Tartikov

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

RESERVE CUT

DAY FIVE SUSHI MANHATTAN

AT THE SETAI

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

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

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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

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

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TEVERE “84” BROOKLYN

1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N) Free delivery (with min order) – Parve/Dairy Restaurant FIVE TOWNS

155 E. 84 St. Bet. Lex. & 3rd – Open for Lunch Noon-3:00 pm

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

www.teverenyc.com — Elegant and Romantic Dining

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

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

EL GAUCHO GLATT

STEAKHOUSE

4102 18th Ave. (Corner of East 4th St.) – 718-438-3006

Bar-B-Que – Grill, Pasta & Fish Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5 PM - 10:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM - 10 PMCITY, • Open Motzei Shabbos ATLANTIC NEW JERSEY Catering • We Deliver • Supervision of R.Y. Babad Tartikov Rov • Sun.-Thurs. 12pm-11pm

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 24 HOURS – DAIRY/SUSHI --- Cholov Yisroel ESSEN NY DELI BROOKLYN ATLANTIC CITY,JERSEY NEW JERSEY GREAT NE PASSAIC, NEW 45 E 34th Street (Bet. Madison & Park Ave) • 212-481-4222 The Taste of the Lower East Side • 718-859-1002 MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

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

FLORIDA

WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE Aged Steaks --- 212-317-1950

ESTIHANA

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

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ 1217 Ave. J (Bet. E. 12th & 13th) NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA Vaad Harabonim of Flatbush; Kehilah Kashrus • www.Estihana.com • Glatt Kosher Enjoy Live Jazz Nights • www.wolfandlambsteakhouse.com On-street parking in front of the store weekends; also weekdays after 7 p.m. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS BROOKLYN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ Motzei Shabbos 1hr after-1am, Sun 9am-10pm.

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Specialty Desserts. Freshest, Best Sushi Around!

Kosher Cuisine of Rome • --- • Glatt Kosher 212-744-0210LOUISIANA NEW•ORLEANS,

Pizza, Falafel, Design Your Own Salad orGREATER Sub, Sushi, Hot Buff et, Desserts, etc. DAYTONA BEACH, Delicious choices at great prices!! Order online at J2NYC.COM

BROOKLYN

BREAKFAST-LUNCH • SOUPS, SALADS, DELICIOUS PIZZAS!

RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y. ----UKRATON, FLORIDA GLASGOW SCOTLAND. BOCA

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA Wall St Location – 17 Trinity Place 212-344-1111

Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P.

Catering Available – Free Delivery – Private Party Room BRONX,

2 Ditmas Ave. (cor. Dahill Rd.) • Diet Menu • Kids menu • Catering on & off premises

PLAYA DEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO AVENTURA, FLORIDA Corner of 92nd and CARMEN Amsterdam Ave (Upper West Side) – 212-362-0700

JERUSALEM, BRAVO ISRAEL

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Fine Dining Chinese, Sushi & American Cuisine — www.ChinaGlattOnline.com

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

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

ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY

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

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

New York

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

STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

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

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

BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN

Chinese-American Cuisine – Monday Nite Buffet THE JEWISH PRESS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLV

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

Menu & order info at www.jewishplaya.com

CHAP-A-NOSH / YUNKEE

MIAMI, FLORIDA Fast Food Family Dining – American & Chinese /

BROOKLYN Mandy’s Altium 875 3rd Avenue (52nd St) – 212-308-0303 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

• PLAYA DEL CARMEN – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO •

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

MONSEY, NEW YORK

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

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Week In Review

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

ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS HIZBULLAH VOWS REVENGE FOR AIR STRIKE Hizbullah confirmed that an air strike last week hit one of its bases near the Lebanon-Syria border and vowed to attack Israel in retaliation. The terrorist group said it “will choose the time and place and the proper way to respond” to the attack. The Hizbullah television station Al-Manar said no lives were lost, countering a report in the Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon that four Hizbullah members were killed. Hizbullah said there was damage. The newspaper also reported that the attack targeted a truck carrying missiles and another carrying a missile launcher. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would neither confirm nor deny that Israel had struck a target in Lebanon, though Time magazine quoted an unnamed Israeli official as saying Israel carried out the attack. The official said the convoy that reportedly was struck apparently had included missiles with larger and more dangerous warheads than ones already in Hizbullah’s possession.

RABBI WARNS YAIR LAPID COULD BE ASSASSINATED LIKE RABIN Israeli police launched an investigation into a haredi rabbi’s statement that Finance Minister Yair Lapid could be assassinated in the same way as Yitzhak Rabin. Rabbi Dov Halbertal made his remarks in an interview on Galei Israel Radio. “I had a guest over on Shabbat, an important scholar, and he told me something astounding that I think had a lot of truth to it,” Halbertal said. “He told me, ‘Listen, there’s going to be a new Rabin assassination; Lapid will be killed by a haredi.’ ” According to Israeli media reports, Halbertal explained that he was repeating someone else’s comment and issuing a warning, not making a threat. Many in the haredi world are upset with Lapid because of his push for a universal draft law that would see most haredi yeshiva students drafted into Israel’s military.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS ISRAEL REPLACING VANDALIZED COPIES OF ANNE FRANK’S DIARY AT TOKYO LIBRARIES Israel’s embassy in Japan is donating 300 copies of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl to Tokyo libraries following a vandalism spree. The new books replace more than 300 copies of the diary and other books about Anne Frank that have been found damaged in libraries throughout the Japanese capital. Police established a task force to investigate the vandalism. Anne Frank’s diary was written during World War II while the teenager was in hiding from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam. The diary made her a symbol of the suffering of Jews during the war. Meanwhile, two boxes of Anne Frank’s diary and books about the young diarist arrived at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, sent by an anonymous donor using the name “Chiune Sugihara,” according to the Washington Post. Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews to escape the Nazis.

DROP IN FRENCH ANTI-SEMITIC INCIDENTS FALLS SHORT OF WATCHDOG’S EXPECTATIONS The number of anti-Semitic attacks in France last year decreased by 31 percent from 2012, short of the level the Jewish community’s monitoring group was seeking. In its annual report, the SPCJ security organi-

zation recorded 423 anti-Semitic incidents in 2013 compared to 614 the previous year. The SPCJ is the French Jewish community’s watchdog on anti-Semitism. “The decrease in anti-Semitic incidents in 2013 compared to the previous year failed to meet the level we had expected and hoped for,” SPCJ wrote in its report. According to SPCJ, hate crimes against Jews in 2013 constituted 33.2 percent of all 1,274 racist incidents recorded in France by the French Interior Ministry. Jews make up only 1 percent of the French population. Among the 2013 incidents, 49 were classified by SPCJ as involving “physical violence” compared to 96 cases in 2012 – the year an Islamist killed four Jews at a school in Toulouse – and 57 in 2011. SPCJ said the 2012 murder unleashed a wave of approximately 100 attacks on Jews across France and mainly in Paris within 10 days.

DOCUMENTARY: LEV TAHOR LEADER LIED IN CANADA REFUGEE APPLICATION The leader of the fringe haredi sect Lev Tahor may have used false evidence to gain refugee status in Canada, a Canadian documentary reported. The documentary alleged that Shai Fima, the boy who was at the center of Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans’s 1996 kidnapping conviction in the United States, was paid $5,000 to appear on videotape at Helbrans’s hearing denying he was kidnapped and saying the rabbi was being unfairly persecuted. Helbrans argued successfully at his 2003 hearing that as an anti-Zionist, he would be persecuted if he returned to Israel. He was admitted as a refugee despite his American criminal conviction for kidnapping, for which he served two years in jail and was then deported to his native Israel. Fima, who did not want to appear on camera, is quoted as saying he was not kidnapped. Fima’s claim that he was paid by the sect is “absolutely false and a lie,” Helbrans told the CBC. Another sect member said Lev Tahor did pay for Fima’s airplane ticket from Israel to Canada, but not for his testimony. Sect members are appealing an Ontario court decision to place 13 Lev Tahor children in foster care amid allegations of physical abuse, neglect, underage marriages and forced medication.

U.S. NEWS EX-ILLINOIS OBAMACARE WORKER WAS JAILED IN JERUSALEM BOMBINGS Illinois briefly employed as a health care navigator a woman convicted in a 1969 terrorist bombing in Israel. The Illinois Department of Insurance in November revoked the certification of Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, National Review Online reported this week, after her Israeli conviction was revealed subsequent to her arrest on immigration charges. The insurance department had hired Odeh, an activist in Chicago’s Arab-American community, as a “navigator,” an official who assists people seeking health care options through the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature health care reform. Illinois is among a number of states that with the federal government launched what is known as Obamacare late last year. Israel jailed Odeh for life for her involvement in a number of Jerusalem bombings in 1969, including one at a supermarket that killed two Hebrew University students. She was released in a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in 1980, and immigrated to the United States from Jordan in 1995. Odeh, who became a naturalized citizen in 2004, was arrested in October for failing to mention her conviction in her immigration papers.

NEWSWEEK/DAILY BEAST TO END ‘TOP 50 RABBIS’ LIST The authors of the Newsweek/Daily Beast “Top 50 Rabbis” list said they are ending the annual feature. Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton and Abigail Pogrebin explained the decision in an article published by The Daily Beast titled “Why We’re Not Ranking Rabbis.” They wrote that the list, which was launched in 2007, “started to carry too much weight for too many people.” “Some rabbis felt personally wounded when they weren’t mentioned,” they wrote. “Others told us it adversely affected their career opportunities. We started receiving emphatic pleas from certain rabbis to add them to the roster (or move them higher in the rankings). Some of those rabbis enlisted friends or colleagues to lobby us insistently. Some even came to our offices with personal pleas to be included, others to offer prayers for our souls.” While the list “offered a valuable, unusual snapshot of the Jewish landscape,” they wrote, it “has been misconfigured into an unhealthy contest which outweighs its potential contribution.”

INJURED ISRAELI SOLDIER PROPOSES IN FRONT OF 1,000 CHEERING ONLOOKERS Cpl. Ziv Shilon, an Israeli soldier who lost his arm in a Hamas terror attack, proposed to his girlfriend, Adi Sitbon, in front of about 1,000 people at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ Greater Miami Chapter Solidarity Gala in Hollywood. She said yes. The theme of the evening, which raised more than $3.3 million, was “Saluting the Women of the IDF.” “We, the combat soldiers, are not the only ones who are doing a great job, but so are our wives, sisters, mothers and girlfriends who support us and give us the opportunity to serve Israel,” Shilon said. “I wanted to take this opportunity to ask my girlfriend, Adi, just one question. You are my hope, my rock, my everything. I wanted to ask you, will you marry me?” Shilon put a diamond engagement ring on Sitbon’s finger using his prosthesis. The audience cheered and applauded.

UCLA STUDENT COUNCIL REJECTS DIVESTMENT RESOLUTION The UCLA student council rejected a resolution calling for divestment from five American companies that are accused of abusing Palestinian human rights. The 7-5 vote by the Undergraduate Students Association Council followed nine hours of public comment and was held by secret ballot after one council member reported receiving anonymous threats by e-mail during the all-night meeting. Brought by Students for Justice in Palestine, the resolution called for divestment from Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Cemex and Cement Roadstone Holdings – companies that divestment backers said were used by the Israeli military to violate Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While the resolution included a clause declaring it independent from the wider BDS movement, opponents said passing the measure would nonetheless be taken as a victory for pro-BDS groups.

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MAZAL TOV Wedding Avital Katz (Far Rockaway) and Binyamin Mordechai Itzkowitz (Brooklyn, NY). Mazal tov to their parents Simy & Yirmiyahu Itzkowitz and Devorah & Uri Katz. A special mazal tov to their grandparents Mrs. Dina Haberman of Brooklyn, Zelda & Naftali Itzkowitz of Brooklyn, Mr & Mrs. Katz and Mr. & Mrs. Weiss of London.

Births Engagements Pnina Papalow (Lakewood, NJ) and Moshe Zeines (Brooklyn, New York). Mazal tov to their parents Chana & Kalman Zeiners and Tova & Yaakov Papalow. A special mazal tov to their grandparents Mrs. Helen Zeines of Brooklyn, Rabbi & Mrs. Spiegel of Israel and Rabbi & Mrs. Sol Papalow of Brooklyn.

Blum Continued from p.39 community’s top legislative priority is: the Educational Investment Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC initiative follows similar laws that have been enacted in states across America, where donors to a scholarship fund for private school students can deduct their donation amount from their state tax liabilities. Chaskel Bennett, member of Agudah’s board of trustees and noted activist, read out loud an e-mail sent to him the previous night by the administrator of an Orthodox girls school, in which he decried the financial strains of both parents and schools, and left no room for doubt that relief is needed immediately. The Senate has already passed the tax credit bill twice, and Governor Andrew Cuomo, in addition to many Assembly Democrats, have announced support for the concept. During the Assembly roundtable discussion, Silver emphasized his empathy for the plight of hard-pressed tuition paying parents, but indicated that the bill was still evolving and that he was carefully studying the matter. Dovetailing the discussion of education tax credits were pleas to boost the amount of government funding of mandated services and CAP for non-public schools, as well as to be included with non-public schools in initiatives to subsidize universal pre-K preschool and Smart School Bonds for the use of technology in the classroom. Rabbi Dovid Oberlander and Rabbi Isaac Sofer, representing Pupa and Satmar mosdos, respectively, expanded upon the importance of having quality, cultural-



Shoshana Liba to Malky and Brian Katz (Brooklyn, NY). Mazal tov to her grandparents Judy & Jerry Schneider, Rita Katz and Seymour Katz. Chana Gitel to Sara and Shmueli Stiefel (Brooklyn, New York). Mazal tov to her grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Binyamin Steifel of Montreal and Rabbi & Mrs. Tsvi Dinerman of Brooklyn. A special mazal tov to her great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Carl

ly sensitive preschool options for Orthodox parents. Rabbi Gavriel Bodenheimer, dean of Yeshiva Bais Mikroh in Monsey, offered a description of the challenges faced by residents of the East Ramapo School District in Monsey, where the current educational funding formula shortchanges the district due to its lopsided nonpublic to public school student ratio, and has led to enormous local strife. Noted Agudah activist Leon Goldenberg spoke about the importance of funding community job training initiatives, which offer culturally sensitive opportunities for those who would not attend secular universities to build successful careers and provide for their families independent of government social programs. He related his involvement at Agudah-affiliated Project COPE, which graduates about 200 junior accountants a year, with a placement rate of 85%-90% or more. Several activists brought to life some particularly painful issues where state government can offer relief. Rivky Meisels, a veteran volunteer for the Bonei Olam organization, urged increased government funding for infertility treatments and read from a letter written by a woman who struggled with infertility and is now the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl. Leah Steinberg, Agudath Israel’s director of educational affairs, expressed gratitude for government funding of various special education programs and how they help children overcome their challenges more than their parents ever imagined. However, Tali Abrahamzon, program director of Bonim Lamokom, added that there is still a lot more to be done. She relayed in vivid color the struggle, constant delays, and wealth of legal expenses, that Orthodox parents with children who require special education endure in their quest to secure funding for placement in a cul-

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turally sensitive special-ed institution. Mission members also mentioned the areas where the most elementary tenets of respect for Jewish life can still be improved. Rabbi Lefkowitz repeatedly stressed the importance of end-of-life issues, and ensuring that physicians are not compelled to pressure patients with chronic diseases to choose hospice and palliative care, over extending life. Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, president of Achiezer, related a personal anecdote about his grandfather, whom doctors had told several months ago that he had no hope and are now sorting the options to discharge him from the hospital. Then came the always-troubling issue of anti-Semitism in the public square. Village of Lawrence Trustee Michael Fragin spoke about how it seems acceptable to publicly state that one is anti-chassidic and is opposed to the construction of Orthodox residential development in their area. Village of Kiryas Joel Deputy Mayor Gedalye Szegedin raised his hand and said, “I second that.” At the conference with Cuomo administration officials, Rabbi Zwiebel praised the governor for mentioning the saga of anti-Semitism in the Pine Bush school district in upstate New York in his State of the State Address, where he urged the government to crack down on any such incidents. As he prepared to head back home, Bennett spoke of how rewarding the day was. “There is nothing like putting a face and a passionate voice to the issues that matter to us most,” he remarked. “I can personally confirm that these types of presentations have made a powerful difference.”

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Auto Orlian Continued from p.31 “I arranged for mishloach manos to be delivered on Purim through Mishloach Manos Express,” he said. “Due to the storm, they were not able to deliver the mishloach manos on Purim. Must they refund the money?” “The Taz [Y.D. 236:13] writes that if someone ordered timely merchandise, with an agreement that delivery must be by a certain time, and the delivery was delayed – even on account of uncontrollable circumstances – the customer can refuse the order and cancel the agreement,” replied Rabbi Dayan. “However, if the time element was not an essential aspect of the order, the customer cannot revoke the sale when the delivery was delayed because of uncontrollable circumstances.” “Why does the uncontrollable circumstance not exempt the seller from his obligation when the issue is time bound?” asked Mr. Freilich. “Oness, uncontrollable circumstances, exempt a person from punishment or fines, or from an obligation that affects only himself,” explained Rabbi Dayan. “However, when there is a mutual agreement that affects two parties, the second party can claim he also committed only on the basis of the agreed terms. He should not lose if the terms were not upheld – for any reason. Uncontrollable circumstances can exempt the first person, but cannot obligate the second party. Thus, MME must refund

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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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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


Friday, March 7, 2014 Legal Notice

Legal Notice

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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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 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 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 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

Legal Notice 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 YCME Holdings LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 2062 77th St., Bklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2581 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 Carver 9 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44 Baycrest Dr., Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2571 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 Rose A.R. Holdings, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Poplar St., Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2573 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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


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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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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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 Gil Golan Law, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 901 E. 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2596 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 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 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 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 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 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 of Formation of 703 Middle Neck Road LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/1/13. 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# 2603 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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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 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

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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


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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

Notice of Formation of Kiscona Properties, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’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 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1276534 for On-premise Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 935 8th Ave. New York, NY 10019 for on-premises consumption. Ambrosia Bakery Cafe Inc. d/b/a The Bread Factory. JP# 2812 2/28,3/7/14

NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC AUCTION Supreme Cour t of NY, Kings County. DORON YOUSFAN v. AL MANDARINO, BENEFICIAL HOMEOWNER SERVICE CORPORATION, NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU, COURTNEY POLLINS, GEORGE TOWE, SHELITHA POLLINS. Index No. 19456/09 Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated, November 25, 2013, Referee Aaron Tyk will sell the premises known as 1166 East 105th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236 at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Courthouse in Room 224 at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on March 27, 2014 at 2:30pm. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings and State of New York known as Block 8250, Lots 66, will be sold subject to the provisions of filed Judgment Index #19456/09. The approximate amount of judgment is $580,000.00 plus interest and costs. PULVERS, PULVERS & THOMPSON, LLP 110 East 59th St, New York, NY 10022, Attorneys for Plaintiff JP# 2813 2/28,3/7,14,21/14

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is 255 1ST 6B LLC (hereinafter referred to as the “Company.”) SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on FEBRUARY 12, 2014. THIRD: The County within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is RICHMOND. FOURTH: The Company is organized for any lawful purpose. JP# 2814 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Lulu Gigi Realty LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/24/13. 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 Kriss & Feuerstein, 360 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10017, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2815 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of NG Management LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/31/13. 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 NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2816 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Qual. of Brightline Ventures I-C, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/9/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/8/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Edward Smith, 1120 Ave of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2819 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Formation of Matthews Ave Debt LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/23/13. 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 Bluestone Group, 225 Broadway, 32nd Fl., NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2817 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of P&K Restaurant Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/19/13. 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 Shechtman Halperin Savage, One North Broadway, Ste. 1004, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2818 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14


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Notice of Qual. of Brightline Ventures I-C, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/9/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/8/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Edward Smith, 1120 Ave of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 2819 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Leggs Mills Apartments LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/23/06. 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 86 East Rt. 59, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2829 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Nerbareus LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 36 Maple Pl., Manhasset, NY 11030. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 36 Maple Pl., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2842 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Excellent Cleaning Contractors LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Ring Rd. W, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2853 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of ALTHENA REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/19/14. 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, Attn: Howard M. Stein, Esq., 90 Merrick Ave., 9th Fl., East Meadow, NY 11554. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2864 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

107 Gristmill LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/4/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 205 Mineola Blvd. #4I Mineola, NY 11501. RA: Jay I Waldhauser, PC 950 Jericho Tnpk. Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2874 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Blackstone SEN Fund L.P., Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/27/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 6/26/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. 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# 2820 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of formation of BELCOO VILLAGE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/2014. 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, PO Box 2152, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 2821 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

1050 WILLMOHR EQUITIES LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/24/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 5104 17th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. General Purpose. JP# 2822 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of formation of KINGS REALTY GROUP LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/2012. Office located in New York. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to The LLC, 1982 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 2823 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of David’s Planning Services, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/10/14. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: David Siflinger, 2 Eton Place, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 2824 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 380 7th Street, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/14/14. Office location: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Jeffrey Jones, 91 Penbroke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2825 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of a Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: THIKTEO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Articles of Formation were filed with the Secretary of State of New Jersey on January 21, 2014 and with the Secretary of the State of New York (SSNY) on February 4, 2014. Office location: Onondaga County. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O THIKTEO LIMITED LIABIILTY COMPANY, 35 Barbara Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 2831 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 435 16th Street, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/14/14. Office location: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Jeffrey Jones, 91 Penbroke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2826 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 805 8th Avenue, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/14/14. Office location: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Jeffrey Jones, 91 Penbroke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2827 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Maple Ridge Plaza Acquisitions LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/15/05. 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 1579 50th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2828 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 1961 Madison Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/6/04. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 John St., Ste. 711, NY, NY 10038. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 45 John St., Ste. 711, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2833 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 142 Blauvelt LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/18/14. Office location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Stanley A. Schutzman, P.C., 86 Route 59 East Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 2830 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of MDCARE 911 LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on November 7 2013 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: 30 Main Street, Suite 5C Brooklyn NY 11201. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 2832 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Artistix, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 36 W. Main St., Ste. 500, Rochester, NY 14614. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2844 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Formation of Jarmar LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Mayfield Dr., West Seneca, NY 14224. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2834 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of SBM One Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/23/14. 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# 2835 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Formation of 1DMT, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5838 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2836 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Lexington Centre LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6523 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, NY 14094. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2837 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Keyhole Capital - Fund VI 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: 12 Carlyle Dr., Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2838 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Impulse Insurance Brokers, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Doughty Blvd., Inwood, NY 11096. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2839 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Formation of Pirooz Estate LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 770 Middle Neck Rd., Ste. 7P, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2840 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Markland Columbia LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. 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# 2841 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 22 & 24 Bartlett, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/16/10. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 630 Bartlett Sq., Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2843 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Little & Little LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1059 Anderson Ave., Apt. 1, Bronx, NY 10425. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2845 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of CAHAN & ZHU LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 235 E. 57th St., Apt. 11B, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2854 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 3616 Quentin Road LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2855 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Grid City Energy LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/29/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 375 Pearsall Ave., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2846 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 8223 Ridge Boulevard LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2856 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 26 and 30 28th Avenue Realty, 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: 10 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2847 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 691 86th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2857 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f D M H o m e Construction LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 76 Beach Rd., Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2848 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of For mation of Open Book Technology LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. 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 Menachem Berkowitz, 219 Haddon Road, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2858 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 628 Willoughby LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Great Neck Rd., Ste. 100, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2849 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Beechwood Riverhead LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. 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# 2851 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Carleton Fischer Management, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9 St. James St., N, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2850 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Silver and Gold Trading LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5014 16th Ave., Ste. 205, Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2852 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Trascent Management Consulting, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/20/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/22/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2859 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 8317 20th Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2860 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Formation of 689 86th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 2861 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 530 HUDSON REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: P.O. Box G, Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2862 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 Notice of Qualification of LEO KUELBS COLLECTION, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/14/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Minnesota (MN) on 4/17/07. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. MN address of LLC: 35435 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylors Falls, MN 55084. Arts. of Org. filed with MN Secy. of State, 60 Empire Drive, Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55103. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2863 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license Number 3154455 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 3719 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225 for On-premises consumption. CH & Jung Inc. d/b/a Sakura Sushi JP#2868 2/28,3/7/14

Notice of Formation of CEDAR DRIVE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Andrew M. Krisel, Esq., 44 Court, St., Ste. 906, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2865 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of 4401 Sunset Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. 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 Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, 1501 Broadway, 22nd Fl., New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2866 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of For mation of Newbr idge Pharmaceutical Distribution LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/12/14. 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, 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2867 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of WENESCO NYC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/21/14. Office location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Suite 107, 333 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2869 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Name of LLC: Aaron Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 2/12/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o R.J. Equities Inc., 169 S. Main St., Ste. 380, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful act. JP#2870 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Vendor Capital Advance LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/17/14. Name amended to Vendor Capital Finance LLC. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 45 Knollwood Lane, Ste. 201, Elmsford, NY 10523. LLC formed in DE on 12/24/13. 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#2871 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of W. Ryan Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 1 Macy Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2872 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Qualification of JDS Fourth Avenue LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/30/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 104 5th Ave., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10011. LLC formed in DE on 12/13/13. 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: c/o The 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#2873 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Notice of Formation of Harvest N’ Prairie LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 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#2887 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

AJR Family Dental PLLC 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 289 Meadowview Ave. Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2875 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Endurance holdings group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/13/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 7 Ridge Rd. Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2876 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Confluence international advisors LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/28/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 5 Riverview Rd. Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2877 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

EH Atomic Investor LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/10/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 12 Edgewood Rd. Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2878 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

HB Cousins LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/31/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Stephen R. Levy, Esq., Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, One N. Broadway- 10th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2879 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Windmon Holdings, 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 16 S. Remsen St. Monsey, New York, 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2880 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Harvey Klein, MD, PLLC 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 c/o Harvey Allan Klein 515 Avenue I Brooklyn, NY 11230 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2881 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

BHL Associates LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Stephen J Harkavy 16 Court St., #501 Brooklyn, NY 11241 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2882 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

VIC Realty LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/21/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2472 Mcdonald Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#2883 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Infinity Group Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/13/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 265 Sunrise Highway #1253 Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2884 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

Doggie Entertainment LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/30/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 102 Crescent Pl. Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2885 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14

1290 Third LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Larstrand Corporation Attn: Legal Dept. 22 E. 65th St., 5th Flr. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity JP#2886 2/28,3/7,14,21,28,4/4/14


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West Coast Happenings JEANNE LITVIN WEST COAST EDITOR Scholars-In-Residence: This Shabbos, the following scholars-in-residence will speak on the west coast: Rabbi Mark Spiro, executive director of Living Judaism and managing director of Seattle’s Hebrew High – at BMCH in Seattle; Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations – at Young Israel of Century City in L.A.; and Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron at Mogen Dovid in L.A. Seniors: On SunCECILLE COHEN day, March 9 the Golden Years Half Day Learning SympoResidential Brokerage sium, for seniors and (323) 460-7629 Direct their caretakers, will (323) 462-9405 Fax take place at Beth Ja-

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cob Beverly Hills. The symposium, starting with a free breakfast, covers medical, practical, and Jewish issues for seniors. There will also be a senior resource fair during the free lunch. Women Only: On Sunday evening, March 9 Moran Sabbah will perform at a benefit for the San Francisco Mikvah. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Mazel Tov – Births: Benjamin and Julie Smith, a son (Grandparents Steve and Fran Novakoff)... Arthur and Amy Rothstein, a son. BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Birth: Rabbi Yosef and Devorah Leah Romano, a son. LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Engagements: Carli Frank, daughter of Julian and Beryl Frank, to Sholom Dov Ber Solomon… Mark Scher, son of Colin and Jane Scher, to Julie Glazer. Mazel Tov – Wedding: Simona Friede, daughter of Irwin and Ana Friede, to Yehuda Bernstein. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Births: Rabbi Yaakov and Miriam Hollander of Israel, two daughters (Grandparents Rabbi Dov and Sara Osina)… Marc and Cheryl Zeffren, a son (Grandparents David and Mira Zeffren)… Steve and Georgette, a daughter… Altie and Dini Burston, a son… Steven and Georgette Westerman, a son (Grandparents Dr. Steven and Shelley Weinstock)… Daniel and Yona Gumpright, a daughter (Grandparents Harold and Brenda Walt)… Naftali and Rochel Trainer of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Rabbi Leibel and Lori Trainer; Great-grandmother Esther Bastomski)… Aaron and Chava Schultz of NY, a daughter (Grandparents David and Debbie Schultz)… Rabbi Yitzchak and Malka Chaya Ort, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Gavriel and Grace Cohen)… David and Amy Altman, a daughter. Mazel Tov – Bas Mitzvah: Samantha Weinberg, daughter of Josh and Charlee Weinberg. Mazel Tov – Engagement: Yaakov Mirman, son of Dr. Julian and Linda Mirman, to Zeesie Markman, daughter of Rabbi Aryeh and Rochel Markman. Mazel Tov – Weddings: Dr. Benjamin Sapir, son of Ami and Arlene Sapir, to Lauren Gruenbaum, daughter of Sam and Diana Gruenbaum… Yehuda Bernstein to Simona Friede of San Diego… Hadassah Stolz, daughter of Yosef and Judith Stolz, to Ahron Persin… Yali Rechnitz, daughter of Shlomo Yehuda and Tamar Rechnitz, to Shmuel Dov Kornfeld (Grandparents Yaakov and Debbie Rechnitz)…

Chaim Dovid Engel, son of Shaya and Libby Engel, to Sheva Gitty Grossman of Boro Park, NY… Yechiel Smilow, son of Shloimy and Devorah Smilow, to Hindy Zelinger of Monsey, NY. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Birth: Rick and Mindi Estrada, a daughter. Mazel Tov – Engagement: Isaac Attia, son of Sofer Alberto and Mazu Attia, to Tal Meiri of NY. Mazel Tov – Wedding: Simona Friede, daughter of Erwin and Dr. Ana Friede, to Yehuda Bernstein of L.A. Congratulations: Chortek Leadership Award – Jacob Gardenswartz and Ari Krasner. VALLEY VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA Mazel Tov – Births: Naftali and Rochel Trainer of Lakewood, NJ, a son (Grandparents Yehuda and Devora Pollak; Great-grandparents Alex and Belle Pollak)… Rohee and Shaindy Dany of NY, a daughter (Grandparents Rabbi Sholom and Debbie Raskin). Mazel Tov – Engagement: Odelia Gabay to Yitzchak Dina. Graduation: Rochelle Shapiro – Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. DENVER, COLORADO Mazel Tov – Births: Sol and Rosy Schulman of Boston, a daughter (Grandparents Marc and Claudia Braunstein)… Stefan and Naomi Grant of Birmingham, AL, a son (Grandparents Mervyn and Ann Lifschitz)... Yehoshua and Kara Jacobson of Israel, a daughter (Grandparents Ken and Vicki Pepper). Mazel Tov – Engagement: Chana Schwab, daughter of Rabbi Aron Yehuda and Esti Schwab, to Nosson Schoss of Brooklyn, NY. Mazel Tov – Wedding: Zvi Shapiro, son of Ann Shapiro, to Leah Landesberg. PORTLAND, OREGON Mazel Tov – Birth: Martin and Pamela Leibovich of Argentina, a son (Grandparents Hugo and Adriana Leibovich). SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Mazel Tov – Birth: Danny and Shoshi Strassman of Dallas, a daughter (Grandparents Jerry and Carol Strassman). Mazel Tov – Engagement: Eta Gruman, daughter of Rabbi Dovid and Feigie Gruman, to Yaakov Tikotsky of NY. Mazel Tov - Wedding: Hayim Feuer, son of Moshe and Sherry Feuer, to Esther Berkowitz of Houston.


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Community Currents Barkai Yeshivah’s 7th and 8th grade girls celebrated Preschoolers Purim with a special carnival for students from Reach in for the the Rambam Stars Learning Center, a school for children Day School of with autism.

On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Learning Program.

Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais and their names.

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.

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

At the kevias mezuzah for El Al’s new lounge at Newark International Airport. (L-R) Shterney Kanelsky,

associate of Brisand Avrohom; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, director Chaim Deutsch, Evelyn Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, Bris Avrohom’s youth and Torah educaHaies. tion director; Adamo Mezzina, El Al’s station manager; Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of

Bris Avrohom; Daniel Saadon, vice president of El Al’s North and Central America’s branches; an El Al traveler; and Eitan Lavie, CEO, Luxury Lounges, Ltd.

Last month, Matnas Michoel held a kumzitz fundThe Frisch School and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School particpated in Chesed 24/7’s Shabbos in a Box raiser with Shloime Dachs and Abie Rottenberg. MatProgram, sending specialized care packages to patients stuck in hospitals over Shabbat. nas Michoel distributes tefillin, suits, hats, ties, shirts and shoes to bar mitzvah boys from poor families. The organization was founded in memory of 13-year-old Michoel Adler.

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.

To submit pictures of your

organization’s activities to the

On October 2, Zicharon, an organization that assists people on issues relating to demenCommunity Currents section, tia, 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 Gee-mail 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.

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Community Currents The Viznitz community recently celebrated a Hachnosas Sefer Torah on the streets of Williamsburg. (Photo credit: Shimon Golding/The Jewish Press)

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

On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central 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.

In late February, the Jewish Released Time program under the auspices of the NCFJE arranged a mid-winter camp for public school children during their winter vacation. Fory children attended the camp which was hosted by United Lubavitch Yeshiva Ocean Parkway and Ohel Moshe Chevrah Tehillim, Lubavitch.

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

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Close to 200 guests joined the Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas as it celebrated its seventh year. Among the honorees were Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Bocarsky as parents of the year and Rabbi Michoel Paris for his work in spreading Torah knowledge.

Deans Rabbi Moshe Katz and Rabbi Zev Goldman present the Educator of the award to Rabbi Michoel Honorees pose behind theYear Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Paris.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.

Project Chaim, established in 2011 by the Queens Jewish Community Council, The United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn welprovides Kosher Meals on Wheels to 140 seniors. CenterLight Health System, for- comed Hon. Lesley Weiss, chair of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of OnBeth October 2, Zicharon, organization that assistsdonated people on issues demen- Heritage Abroad, along with a wide swath of the Orthodox community. merly Abraham Familyan of Health Services, recently $5,000 to relating contin- to America’s tia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts ue this vital service at a pre-Purim concert featuring Avrohom Fried, Michoel Pru- Weiss was appointed by President Obama a year ago and is responsible for protectwho provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this cemeteries and holy sites abroad. zanzky and the New York Boys Choir. The concert was organized by the National ing Jewish disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of GeCouncil of Young Israel in conjunction with the QJCC.

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.

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Community Currents Upcoming events… Preschoolers

in the Rambam B’Nefesh will be conducting a week of DayNefesh School of Aliyah Fairs in seven major North American cities Savannah, Georin conjunction with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and gia learn about Immigrant The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Aleph Absorption, Bais Keren Kayemeth and their names. LeIsrael, and JNF-USA.

The Aliyah Fairs, which will take place in Toronto, Montreal, Florida, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York this coming week, will incorporate aliyah-related seminars and workshops, as well as personal consultations with staff from The Jewish Agency for Israel, Tzofim Garin Tzabar, and Nefesh. Representatives from various Israeli municipalities,

high schools, universities, MATI business development for entrepreneurs, real estate developers and agents, financial consultants, insurance agents, and shippers will also be present for participants to consult with. For a full schedule of dates, visit www.nbn.org.il/ mega. ***** OU Kosher will present a pre-Passover webinar for rabbis, Tuesday, March 18 (two days after Purim), at 2:30 p.m. EDT. According to Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, “The webinar will be specifically geared for

rabbis, special concerns andYeshiva interests. As the Ontheir Sunday, October 13, the of Central world leader in kosher education, OU Kosher feels Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Learna ing special responsibility to disseminate Pesach-relatProgram. ed information and knowledge to rabbis leading our communities.” The webinar will be open to all rabbanim with pre-registration at www.ou.org/pre-pesach-webinar. The pre-registration link/form also allows for rabbis to submit their questions prior to the webinar. Rabbis who do not pre-register will be able to log in during the webinar at: www.ou.org/pre-pesach-webinar-live. The OU Passover Hotline will be available again this year for all consumers at 212-613-8241.

P’TACH Dinner

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Team HASC – A Runner’s Perspective By M. Alper Six months ago, I decided to run as a member and family members. There were counselors stopof Team HASC to help raise funds for the incredi- ping on the side to give their campers necessary ble camp, Camp HASC, at which I am honored to medication, children being fed through G-tubes Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti Tube) during race, and counselwork during thefounder summer. Spending the summer at (Gastrostomy Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, andthe Evelyn and Evelyn Haies, and president for every ors who had to find a safe place to change campHaies. of Camp RCRF. HASC is an eye-opening experience staff member. As a counselor, I was introduced to a ers, despite adding minutes to their finishing time. Strollers and wheelchairs needed to variety of diagnoses, medical terms be fixed throughout the race and each and therapeutic treatments focusing counselor made sure that campers on the necessities of caring for chilwere safe by providing essential paddren and adults with special needs. ding for cushioning and support. However, having the opportunity to Among the many special moments fly down to Florida, spend Shabbos I was privy to over the weekend was in a beautiful hotel, and running a observing my fellow HASC volunhalf marathon is something I could teers lifting their campers out of their have never imagined. wheelchairs or special running strollAll was going as planned until ers and urging those who could walk Wednesday, February 12, when we in some fashion or another to actually were informed that two out of three walk and even trot – a true sense of group flights had been canceled. The running in the marathon. Strangers most recent winter storm had left who had never seen or heard of Camp the majority of the east coast covHASC stopped in their tracks to obered in snow and ice. At first there serve the HASC was some discussion about busing volunteers walking down, but that was determined to be and cheering their unsafe. Thankfully, with the help of campers on. It was Eli Rowe and Jet Blue, Team HASC a true sanctificawas able to organize a chartered tion of Hashem’s flight out of JFK Friday morning name, Avenue one of many and we arrived in Fort Lauderdale Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery M. (L-R) on that day – tikun on Friday afternoon. Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and with Stephen Epstein Actualist Lamm, Young Leadership olam Esther at its finest. Our Shabbos was filled ruach, the spirit in Award; Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq.,the Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.As the team members were the room was vibrant. From riveting Kabbalas Shabbos to the heartwarming drashos, zemiros, and lining up for the start of the race, havdalah, every moment was truly inspiring and the announcers couldn’t help but On October Zicharon, an organization peoplehow on issues relating to dementhe participating runuplifting. We 2, heard from campers’ parents that and assists sib- notice tia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts lings, and their remarks serve as testimony to what ners from Team HASC were overwho provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this ly excited, brimming with enthuHASC stands for. disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Gesiasm. Thousands runners attended this event, The majority of people who set out to complete a riatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior of vice president of and so many asked what HASC was and stood for. half marathon one goal in mind, theAmerican finishing Alzheimer’s caregiver serviceshave of the NY Chapter of the Association. Numerous individuals stopped by the Team time. Running with Team HASC, I had a different HASC tent expressing aloud how impressed they goal in mind, my campers. Eighteen children with special needs completed were with our turnout, enthusiasm, and dedication. the half marathon with the help of dedicated staff One gentleman asked to take a picture of my T-shirt

so he could look up the organization on the Internet. Another impressed runner uttered, “Good Lord!” As I was leaving the marathon, two runners from another group came over and said, “We were extremely impressed to see college kids pushing children with special needs.” They continued, “You did well and it’s so commendable.” A very overwhelming and touching finish line incident: Two Team HASC counselors were pushing a boy with special needs in a jogging wheelchair. They were about 100 feet from the finish line and they instinctively unbuckled their camper. They pushed the wheelchair aside, and struggled together with the camper hand in hand, stride for stride, as they crossed the finish line with their arms raised. The crowd roared with cheers and I felt my eyes swell up. Disregarding any physical or mental disabilities that they may have, 18 campers in total with special needs crossed the finish line on their own accord. Among the finishers was a camper who has cerebral palsy. He walked with his counselors over the finish line. Another with a prosthetic leg raced through the finish line on crutches with his counselors cheering right beside him. As each camper crossed the finish line, tremendous cheers and thunderous applause erupted spontaneously from strangers and spectators watching this incredible sight unfold before their eyes. To learn more about supporting or joining team HASC, please contact Alyssa or Avi Sacks at info@ teamhasc.com or visit www.teamhasc.com.

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Volunteering In Israel By Viva Sarah Press Going on holiday can mean relaxing or sightseeing, tasting new foods or learning firsthand about new cultures. A growing segment of vacationers, however, goes abroad to work for free. Voluntourism – volunteering and tourism — has been cited as one of the fastest-growing sectors of worldwide tourism. Israel, a top destination for a myriad of reasons from historical to cultural, biblical to religious, is proving to be a leading location for voluntourists as well. People of just about any age can farm, perform dentistry, respond to emergency calls, serve in the army, work in animal or environmental conservation, pick fruit on a kibbutz or make a person in need smile. “Volunteers can make a difference even if they come for an hour,” says Deena Fiedler, spokeswoman for the national food bank Leket Israel. “They’re in our fields or in our packing warehouse; they’re preparing sandwiches, rescuing surplus food. They’re making a difference. We couldn’t do what we do with-

out the volunteers.” Leket relied on more than 50,000 volunteers in 2013 to help glean fields, rescue leftover food and redistribute it. Many were visitors from overseas. In a 2012 report, 35 percent of adults said they would like to try a holiday involving a voluntourism component. The main premise of voluntourism is to travel while helping a cause. It also offers out-of-towners a personal feel for the place they’re visiting. “It’s a nice way to get to know where you are,” says Fiedler. “When you’re in the field, you’re with an eighth-grader from Ashkelon or a group from a hightech company on a bonding day. I don’t think you’d get that experience if you were a regular traveler. And I think that’s why a lot of people do it.” The time-honored option of volunteering on a kibbutz for a few months is still a tradition that’s very much alive, as is the “wwoofing” (experience of working the land in Israel). But today there are dozens of organizations in Israel – and hundreds around the globe – offering short volunteering projects that can be included into a one- or two-week holiday. At the Pantry Packers facility in Jerusalem, tourists aged eight and up don gloves, aprons and caps in order to fill bags of rice, beans and other commodities for food baskets destined for needy families. Tourists are sure to

find inspiration at Yad Sarah – the largest national volunteer organization in Israel. Voluntourists in Israel for at least three months are welcome to help aid

An American family mud building on Kibbutz Lotan as part of the Go-Eco voluntouring program.

the disabled and elderly. Voluntouring can also include professional exchanges. Licensed dentists from many countries come to treat underprivileged Jerusalem children through Dental Volunteers for Israel. “The experience of providing dental treatment to children in need is very rewarding,” says Dr. Karen Walters from Texas, who has returned five times to volunteer at DVI’s Trudi Birger Dental Clinic. “The feeling you get from relieving a child’s dental pain and restoring their teeth so they can smile again is so satisfying. When my colleagues ask me why I go

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Press Continued from p.68 to Israel and ‘work,’ I can only reply ‘Why not?!’ The children of Jerusalem need this wonderful clinic and I am proud to be a part of it.” Aliza Solomon of DVI tells Israel21c that interest in the program is high. “The experience of volunteering gives them something you can’t get any other way. Quite a few dentists tell us that [treating underprivileged children] was their way of going back to why they went into dentistry in the first place,” says Solomon. Another popular voluntourism opportunity is Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency and blood service agency. Participants in the MDA Overseas Volunteer Program get hands-on experience in CPR, bandaging and dealing with mass casualties. They leave as certified first responders. MDA also has shorter tourist mini-courses in first aid and CPR. Environmentalists and socially conscious tourists have a whole range of eco-tourism options in Israel. GoEco matches volunteers with wildlife and desert conservation programs in locations like the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, Nazareth and the Negev desert. “I hope that when people come to Israel with GoEco they learn that Israelis are not only focused on the political situation but they’re also focused on sustaining the land that is so holy and dear to so many people,” a volunteer coordinator told Israel21c. If you want to volunteer but don’t know where or how to go about it, there are organizations in Israel that can help. Ruach Tova (“Good Spirit”) is a “one stop shop” umbrella organization for would-be volunteers, matching them up with programs in education, health, the environment, animal welfare and more. The Israel Volunteer Center also helps tourists find a suitable place for their services. Sar-El is another national volunteering project, offering opportunities to work in military warehouses doing tasks such as packing equipment or fixing uniforms. (Israel21c)

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New York, and it ended in failure a mere five years later. Other attempts, either to have Jews become individual farmers or to set up Jewish agricultural colonies, soon followed. Other Early Attempts End in Failure (All quotes in this section are from “Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the United States” by Leo Shpall, Agricultural History, 24, 1950, pages 120-146.) “The immigration from Germany in 1848 opened a new chapter in the annals of American history. Many newcomers were anxious to settle on land, (Part II) and among them were Jews. Some immigrants went Last month’s column outlined some efforts during west and bought farms there, while others settled the first half of the nineteenth century to establish in the existing agricultural colonies. The desire to Jewish agricultural colonies in America. In only one turn to agriculture became so strong among the case was a colony actually established. This was in German-Jewish immigrants that the Jewish leaders 1837 at Wawarsing (Warwarsing) in Ulster County, in the United States proposed to establish colonies in Texas. The Reverend Leeser used the columns • Warm Yom Tov Atmosphere of the Occident to furEntire Resort ther the idea and to ralKosher for Pesach ly American Jews to its • Ashkenaz & Sefard Minyanim support. “In 1852, Simon Ber• 5-Star Culinary Experience, Daily Pool Side BBQ’s & man, an immigrant from Lavish Tea Room Ft. Lauderdale Galicia, arrived in New • Wonderful & Exciting York, and the following Programing, Activities year he tried to interest APRIL 13-23 & Entertainment some of the leaders in a • Brand New Banquet Center plan of settling Jews on • Tropical Nature Walking land. Both the Reverend Trails & Ponds w/4 Leeser and the Reverend Sun-Drenched Pools RABBI ZECHARIA CHARLIE RABBI DANIEL DAVID J. RABBI MENACHEM Dr. Morris Raphall of Wallerstein Harary, ESQ. Mechanic Lieberman, PH.D. Nissel • Oversized Deluxe Guest New York became interRooms & Suites w/Balconies ested in the project, but • Lake & Golf Course Views no concrete results were The Shidduch attained. “In 1855, a movement Initiative: arose, chiefly among the BINYAN ADEY AD Avrohom Fried members of the B’nai Mrs. Lisa Elefant THURSDAY NIGHT CHOL - HAMOED Sruli Wulliger B’rith, with Dr. Sigmund Special Guest Speaker Waterman at the head. A telephone: 323-275-1949 committee was formed to Rabbi Avrohom Walkin website: www.smilowfamilytours.com TEEN/CAMP DIRECTOR popularize the idea, and

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it issued a leaflet entitled A Call To Establish a Hebrew Agricultural Society. “The newly formed society promised to buy land to be cultivated by the colonists under the supervision of a competent manager. ‘Persons applying to be sent there must be of proper age and good character. They shall receive all the necessaries of life in consideration of their diligent and honest labors. They shall be well treated, used according to their capacities and be instructed in horticulture and agriculture theoretically and practically.’ A certain amount of the profits were to be applied to the building of houses, schools, and synagogues and to the purchase of the necessary supplies and implements…. Officers were elected, with Dr. Waterman as president. The society hoped to build an agricultural school which would facilitate the settlement of Jews on land. The support, however, was half-hearted, and nothing further is recorded about the work of the association.” Thus we see that all the early attempts to establish Jewish agricultural colonies in the United States ended in failure. This was because Jewish public opinion in America was not ready to support them, and the immigrants did not seem anxious to settle the land. These projects should not, however, be considered a total failure, because they laid the groundwork for efforts made in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Colonies Founded by Russian Immigrants “The [years] 1881 to 1891 were crucial…in the life of Russian Jewry. During these years – years of persecution for Russian Jews – Russian Jewry was compelled to seek refuge from pogroms and from economic and political restrictions. Most of the Russian Jewish emigrants streamed across the Atlantic in the hope of finding a new haven in the United States and, in American Jewish history, this decade marks the beginning of a new era, as has been observed by others. American Jewry came face to face with an unexpected wave of Jews from Russia and other East European countries. These Jewish new-

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Levine Continued from p.70 comers, who had been reared in a different environment, were totally strange to the indigenous American Jews. Indeed, these were difficult times for the immigrants. They had to adjust themselves to a new land, to new customs, to a new language, and above all, to a new way of life.”1 “At the same time, many Jews were affected by the ‘Back to the Soil’ movement, then coming into popularity among the Russian intelligentsia, and expressed in the writings of such Russian literary greats as Tolstoy and Turgenev…. “The period of severe persecution and pogroms that followed the assassination of Alexander II in 1881…provided a direct stimulus for the appearance of the Am Olam and Bilu movements – the former encouraging emigration to the United States, the latter to Palestine. The grandiose schemes and plans of the Am Olam groups, therefore, caught the imagination of the Jewish masses, and Eastern European Jewry eagerly awaited the results of these attempts at colonization.”2 Most national American Jewish communal leaders were not in favor of Jews setting up agricultural settlements. They preferred that the new immigrants be scattered throughout the country so that they would more quickly be assimilated into the larger community. Despite this, almost twenty-five collective Jewish agricultural colonies were established in various parts of America beginning in 1881. Jewish agricultural colonies populated by Russian Jewish immigrants were established (in chronological order) in Louisiana, South Dakota, Colorado, Oregon, North Dakota, Kansas, Michigan, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The history of the Sicily Island Colony in Louisiana is outlined below. The Sicily Island Colony “The first agricultural colony of Russian Jews was founded under the leadership of Herman Rosenthal on Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, in 1881. It comprised 35 families from Kiev and 25 from Yelisanetgrad. The colonists were recruited from three classes of immigrants. The first consisted of young idealists, professionals who looked upon colonization as an ideal. They wanted to show that Jews could be good farmers. The second class consisted of immigrants from southern and southwestern Russia who looked upon agriculture as a means of earning a livelihood. The rest of the immigrants had no definite aim and were largely influenced by the former two. The colonists were not very enthusiastic about the choice of location. Louisiana was not known to most of the colonists, and the climatic conditions did not appeal to them. They, however, had no choice in the matter as the land was selected without their knowledge. “The colonists raised $3,000 among themselves; they received an additional $1,800 from the New York committee, and the Alliance Israelite Univer-

selle sent $2,800.” The Jewish community of New Orleans enthusiastically supported this project and supplied assistance in a variety of ways. Within a few days of the arrival of the immigrants in New Orleans, the men left their families there and departed for the colony. The colonists were cordially welcomed by the citizens of Catahoula Parish, who promised them protection and cooperation. “The colonists divided in groups and set to work. A German farmer was employed as advisor. The colonists were quartered in three big houses, but as the dwellings were found unsuitable, the New Orleans Jewish community built twelve others. The colonists worked hard and anticipated good results, and in appreciation of the cooperation shown by the New Orleans Jewish community the colonists wrote a letter of thanks to the president of the New Orleans association. “The work of the colonists progressed. They fenced the grounds and planted corn and vegetables; they cut down trees, planted fruit trees, repaired roads, dug wells, and built three two-room cottages. A governing board was elected, and a constitution was framed and adopted. A report published in the American Israelite of March 24, 1882, praised the work of the colonists very highly. The colonists themselves were very optimistic, and some of them wrote to their friends in Russia urging them to select Louisiana as their new home. “With the approach of spring, however, things 3

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turned for the worse. The colonists began to complain of the heat; they were disappointed that their wives could not join them; malaria began its ravages; and to top it all the Mississippi River rose and swept away practically everything. The New Orleans community was willing to continue its aid, but the colonists were discouraged. “Most of the colonists scattered, abandoning everything they had left to take up peddling and factory work….”4 (To be continued) 1. “The Russian Jews in America” by George M. Price (translated by Leo Shpall), Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, AJHS Journal, 48, Sep. 1958Jun. 1959. 2. “Jewish Agricultural Colonies as Reported in the Pages of the Russian Hebrew Press” by Joel S. Gefen, American Jewish Historical Quarterly, AJHS Journal, 60, Sep.1970-Jan. 1971. 3. “Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the United States,” page 129 4. Ibid., pages 130-131

Dr. Yitzchok Levine served as a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey before retiring in 2008. He now teaches as an adjunct at Stevens. Glimpses Into American Jewish History appears the first week of each month. Dr. Levine can be contacted at llevine@stevens.edu.


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Leaders make mistakes. That is inevitable. So, strikingly, Parshas Vayikra implies. The real issue is how he or she responds to those mistakes. The Torah makes this point in a very subtle way. Our parshah deals with sin offerings to be brought when people have made mistakes. The technical term for this is “shegagah,” meaning inadvertent wrongdoing. You did something, not knowing it was forbidden, either because you forgot or did not know the law, or because you were unaware of certain facts. You may, for instance, have carried something in a public place on Shabbat, either because you did not know it was forbidden to carry or because you forgot it was Shabbat. The Torah prescribes different sin offerings, depending on who made the mistake. It enumerates four categories. First is the high priest, second is “the whole community” (understood to mean the great Sanhedrin, the Supreme Court), a third is “the leader” (nasi), and the fourth is an ordinary individual. In three of the four cases, the law is introduced by the word “im” (if) – if such a person commits a sin. In the case of the leader, however, the law is prefaced by the word “asher” (when). It is possible that a high priest, the Supreme Court or an individual may err. But in the case of a leader, it is probable or even certain. Leaders make mistakes. It is the occupational hazard of their role. Talking about the sin of a nasi, the Torah uses the word “when,” not “if.” Nasi is the generic word for a leader: a ruler, king, judge, elder, or prince. Usually it refers to the holder of political power. In Mishnaic times, the nasi, the most famous of whom were leaders from the family of Hillel, had a quasi-governmental role as representative of the Jewish people to the Roman government. Rabbi Moses Sofer (Bratislava, 1762-1839), in one of his responses, examines the question of why, when positions of Torah leadership are never dynastic (passed from father to son), the role of nasi was an exception. Often it did pass from father to son. The answer he gives (and it is historically insightful) is that with the decline of monarchy in the Second Temple period and thereafter, the nasi took on many of the roles of a king. His role, internally and externally, was as much political and diplomatic as religious. That in general is what is meant by the word “nasi.” Why does the Torah consider this type of leadership particularly prone to error? The commentators offer three possible explanations. Rabbi Ovadiah Sforno cites the phrase “But Yeshurun waxed fat, and kicked” (Deuteronomy 32:15). Those who have advantages over others, whether of wealth or power, can lose their moral sense. Rabbeinu Bachya agrees, suggesting that rulers tend to become haughty. Implicit in these commentators – it is in fact a major theme of Tanach as a whole – is the idea later stated by Lord Acton in the aphorism, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Rabbi Elie Munk, citing the Zohar, offers a second explanation. The high priest and the Sanhedrin were in constant contact with the holy. They lived in a world of ideals. The king or political ruler, by contrast, was involved in secular affairs: war and peace, the administration of government, and international relations. He was more likely to sin because his dayto-day concerns were not religious but pragmatic. Rabbi Meir Simcha HaKohen of Dvinsk points out that a king was especially vulnerable to being led astray by popular sentiment. Neither a priest nor a judge in the Sanhedrin were answerable to the people. The king, however, relied on popular support. Without that he could be deposed. But this is laden with risk. Doing what the people want is not always doing what God wants. That, Rabbi Meir Simcha argues, is what led David to order a census (II Samuel: 24), and Zedekiah to ignore the advice of Jeremiah and rebel against the king of Babylon (II Chronicles: 36). Thus, for a whole series of reasons, a political leader is more exposed to temptation and error than a priest or judge.

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Sacks Continued from p.72 There are further reasons. One is that politics is an arena of conflict. It deals in matters – specifically wealth and power – that are, in the short term, zero-sum games. The more I have, the less you have. Seeking to maximize the benefits to myself or my group, I come into conflict with others who seek to maximize benefits to themselves or their group. The politics of free societies is always conflict-ridden. The only societies where there is no conflict are tyrannical or totalitarian ones in which dissenting voices are suppressed – and Judaism is a standing protest against tyranny. So in a free society, whatever course a politician takes, it will please some and anger others. From this, there is no escape. Politics involves difficult judgments. A leader must balance competing claims, and will sometimes get it wrong. One example – one of the most fateful in Jewish history – occurred after the death of King Solomon (I Kings 12:1-15). People came to his son and successor, Rehoboam, complaining that Solomon had imposed unsustainable burdens on the population, particularly during the building of the Temple. Led by Jeroboam, they asked the new king to reduce the burden. Rehoboam asked his father’s counselors for advice. They told him to concede to the people’s demand. Serve them, they said, and they will serve you. Rehoboam however turned to his own friends, who told him the opposite. Reject the request. Show the people you are a strong leader who cannot be intimidated. It was disastrous advice, and the result was tragic. The kingdom split in two, the ten northern tribes following Jeroboam, leaving only the southern tribes, generically known as “Judah,” loyal to the king. For Israel as a people in its own land, it was the beginning of the end. Always a small people surrounded by large and powerful empires, it needed unity, high morale and a strong sense of destiny to survive. Divided, it was only a matter of time before both nations – Israel in the north, Judah in the south – fell to other powers. The reason leaders – as opposed to judges and priests – cannot avoid making mistakes is that there is no textbook that infallibly teaches you how to lead. Priests and judges follow laws. For leadership there are no laws because every situation is unique. Isaiah Berlin wrote in his essay, Political Judgement, that in the realm of political action, there are few laws and what is needed instead is skill in reading a situation. Successful statesmen “do not think in general terms.” Instead “they grasp the unique combination of characteristics that constitute this particular situation – this and no other.” Berlin compares this to the gift possessed by great novelists like Tolstoy and Proust. Applying inflexible rules to a constantly shifting political landscape destroys societies. Communism was like that. In free societies, people change, culture changes, the world beyond a nation’s borders does not stand still. So a politician will find that what worked a decade or a century ago does not work now. In politics it is easy to get it wrong, hard to get it right. There is one more reason why leadership is so challenging. It is alluded to by the Mishnaic sage, Rabbi Nehemiah, commenting on the verse, “My son, if you have put up security for your

neighbor, if you have struck your hand in pledge for another” (Proverbs 6:1): So long as a man is an associate [i.e. concerned only with personal piety], he need not be concerned with the community and is not punished on account of it. But once a man has been placed at the head and has donned the cloak of office, he may not say: I have to look after my welfare; I am not concerned with the community. Instead, the whole burden of communal affairs rests on him. If he sees a man doing violence to his fellow, or committing a transgression, and does not seek to prevent him, he is punished on account of him, and the holy spirit cries out: “My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor” – meaning, you are responsible for him … “you have entered the gladiatorial arena, and he who enters the arena is either conquered or conquers” (Exodus Rabbah, 27:9). A private individual is responsible only for his own sins. A leader is held responsible for the sins of the people he leads – at least those he might have prevented (see Shabbat 54b). With power comes responsibility: the greater the power, the greater the responsibility. There are no universal rules nor is there any failsafe textbook for leadership. Every situation is different and each age brings its own challenges. A ruler, in the best interests of his or her people, may sometimes have to take decisions that a conscientious individual would shrink from doing in private life. He may have to decide to wage a war, knowing that some will die. He may have to levy taxes, knowing that this will leave some impoverished. Only after the event will the leader know whether the decision was justified, and it may depend on factors beyond his control. The Jewish approach to leadership is thus an unusual combination of realism and idealism – realism in its acknowledgement that leaders inevitably make mistakes, idealism in its constant subordination of politics to ethics, power to responsibility, pragmatism to the demands of conscience. What matters is not that leaders never get it wrong – that is inevitable, given the nature of leadership – but that they are always exposed to prophetic critique and that they constantly study Torah to remind themselves of transcendent standards and ultimate aims. The most important thing from a Torah perspective is that a leader is sufficiently honest to admit his mistakes; hence the significance of the sin offering. Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai (Tosefta Baba Kamma, 7: 5) summed it up with a brilliant double entendre on the word “asher” – when a leader sins. He relates it to the word “ashrei” – happy, and says this: “Happy is the generation whose leader is willing to bring a sin offering for his mistakes.” Leadership demands two kinds of courage: the strength to take a risk, and the humility to admit when a risk fails. Adapted from “Covenant & Conversation,” a collection of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s parshiyot hashavua essays, to be published by Maggid Books, an imprint of Koren Publishers Jerusalem (www.korenpub.com), in conjunction with the Orthodox Union. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth, is the author of many books of Jewish thought, most recently “The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning.”

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about seating arrangements. I was told that since it about the Rebbe and feared that if there were no chilwas a family gathering, couples and families could sit dren in my future, I did not want to know about it. One day Rabbi Okolica invited us over to meet his wherever they wished. Two points: I was touched to be included among daughter, Naomi, who had arrived from the UK for the gathering’s guests. And the word, “family,” has a visit. Soft spoken and modestly dressed, we were two special connotations for me. impressed with the regal manner in which she carried Nearly four decades earlier we had moved to Hart- herself. ford, Ct., where my husband was offered a position Within a year, my husband had enlisted in the Air as one of the rebbeim at what was formerly known Force where he would serve as a military chaplain. as The Yeshiva of Hartford. He taught the youngest Originally, my husband was due to serve in Germany, By Penina Metal child of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Okolica. From time to but by Divine providence we would be going to the UK Life is a journey of many twists and turns. Some- time, we spent Shabbosim with this amazing couple. instead. I therefore had the opportunity to reconnect times we can understand the reason for what we exThe Okolicas, as well as my husband, ed the hor- with Naomi. perience while at other times we can’t. rors of the Holocaust. The rabbi and rebbetzin were Her friendship was invaluable to me, for although Recently, I was privileged to attend the 100th birth- born and married in Germany. My husband, born I lived two-and-a-half hours away from her home, we day celebration of Rabbi Henry Okolica, sheyichyeh, in Poland, spent his earliest years of life in the Ber- would spend a lot of time with her and her dear family the former spiritual leader of Congregation Tiferes gen-Belsen DP Camp in Germany. when our schedules permitted. Thanks to her, I also Israel of New Britain, Connecticut. I, on the other hand, a second-generation Ameri- consulted with a wonderful doctor and felt increasingWhen I arrived at the simcha, I asked a relative can young lady, grew up in a safe environment where ly hopeful that my dream of having my own family pride in one’s Judaism could possibly come to fruition. was protected and celeNaomi’s husband, Rabbi Berel Futerfas, did all brated. Yet I had many he could to encourage us (as his father-in-law had philosophical questions done) to write to the Rebbe for a berachah. And we and could spend hours finally did. ine months later, our precious first orn Page 74  THE JEWISH PRESS  Friday, February 21, 2014 talking with this amazing arrived. couple. a i olica, once a tall and imposing figure, is Nothing was off limits. now confined to sitting. So when it came time for him In addition hispast po- the to say words at his birthday event, the mike onea few hand, to realize the extent to which the was anadoptedtothis At the invitation of Ira Forman, the U.S. State den and Denmark, and a resolution sition as a pulpit rabbi, ti-circumcision brought over tomovement him. appears to be making such Assembly of the CounDepartment’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat October by the Parliamentary Rabbi Okolica hosted a substantial His words continue inspire.said Rabbi Zwiebel. inroads in to Europe,” as detrimenAnti-Semitism, three Agudath Israel officials met cil of Europe condemning circumcision television pro- “At He all itofisuscomforting to continue reach outour to theexhorted same time, to to know that of children. with him to discuss recent and ongoing efforts in sev- tal to the physical integrity weekly “Jewish for State one another each and every day is what Department recognizes thebecause terriblethat dangers of At his meeting with thegram, Agudath IsraelLife,” leaders, eral European jurisdictions to regulate or even ban 40 years. our tafkid (life’s goal) should be. Andtobecause that is developments and is prepared make its conForman expressed deep concern aboutThe the program growing these ritual circumcision. was devoted to Jewish what Hashem requires of us. Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, rav of Agudath Isra- momentum of the anti-circumcision movement in cerns very clearly known.” As we left the simcha, chairs were being set up in el of Baltimore (and a noted mohel), Rabbi Chaim Europe. Whatever may causes. In addition, the Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath be the motivations of the rav worked with individ- order to shoot the family photo.The Almighty is keenly aware of thebrought difficulties A few hours later my daughter-in-law her Israel of America, and Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath opponents of bris milah, uals battling addictive and challenges a ba’al tethe photo that the phoIsrael’s vice president for federal affairs and direc- he noted, the practical illnesses. So any of my phone over to me to show me RABBI J. SOLOVEITCHIK, shuvah faces. And since didB.not faze tographer ZT”L had sent to her via Facebook. tor of the organization’s Washington office, spent impact of banning ritual questions a G-d who longs in the least. It was with a full heart He thatisI viewed this family more than an hour with Forman discussing the om- circumcision will be that him FROM A LECTURE SERIES for our teshuvah – as we I prayed for children that started 75 years ago with two young people, who, inous and growing movement in Europe to curb bris many Jews will have litBY RABBI AHARON ZIEGLER say to inbring Shemoneh Esrei: forth generatle choice but relocating and the rav encour- against all odds, have merited milah. “Blessed Hashem to isenefit man who ind. The trend is apparent in recent anti-circumcision to jurisdictions where the aged me to write to the tions of proud ews who continue wants teshuvah” He court rulings that have been issued in Germany, laws religious practice is per- Lubavitcher Rebbe, zy”a. May Hashem continue to blessour this amazing–couwill Yiddishe help us innachas every manthat have been proposed in Denmark and Norway, mitted. I refused. I had heard ple with good health and much from “It is frightening, on many miraculous stories their wonderful “family.” ner. He will offer a “lendformal recommendations of medical societies in Sweing 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. 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CHALLENGE RABBI SHMUEL M. BUTMAN

Keeping The Status Quo Means Keeping The Peace Last year, a group of liberal Jews in New York met with Mahmud Abbas, head of the Palestinian Authority. An acquaintance proudly related how he had sat right next to Abbas, who “seemed like a very nice gentleman and spoke very reasonably” when presenting the Arab point of view. We pointed out that Abbas is a Holocaust denier and veteran terrorist. To this our acquaintance commented, “But we have to do something.” We beg to differ. Let’s analyze the problem from all sides and decide whether perhaps the necessity to “do something” is a solution seeking a problem. Many who are ignorant of the facts claim that Israel subjugates the Arabs of Judea and Samaria against their will. In fact, Israel does not intervene in the Palestinian Authority’s internal affairs – with the sole exception that when, in PA-held territories, a clear threat arises to the security of Israel’s citizens, Israel may move to eliminate or mitigate that threat. Otherwise, the PA is completely autonomous. A key question is: Would the Arabs of Judea and Samaria benefit from establishment of an independent state there? For most Arab residents, their lives would not be improved and likely would get much worse. Presently the PA is a kleptocracy whose leaders keep most of the billions donated by the U.S. and other Western powers for the public good. There is no democracy there, and even the elections that brought Abbas to power are now a dim memory, he and his henchmen having held onto power long after their terms have expired. Nor are there any democratic institutions such as a responsible legislature, an independent judiciary, or individual rights. The PA administration remains in power only because Israel monitors its security, strengthening the hand of PA forces – with whom Israel can at least find a common language. But independence would certainly provoke a violent

takeover by Hamas terrorists, as happened in Gaza, bringing totalitarian rule with an iron fist far more brutal than is now the case. In fact, that’s why Abbas and his negotiators keep refusing every tempting offer. Even when offered almost everything Israel could possibly give, they refuse, deliberately holding out for conditions they know no Israeli leader could ever accept. They realize it’s only Israeli protection that keeps them in power, and as soon as an independent state is declared, they’ll be out of a job and likely assassinated by Hamas (or even their own) thugs. As for the Arabs in the street, it’s no secret that many prefer Israeli rule, which at least would guarantee them personal freedom. Arab residents of East Jerusalem have been rushing to obtain Israeli ID cards in order to remain under its jurisdiction in case of PA independence. Would an independent Palestinian state bring more stability? The answer clearly is no. Judging by what happened in Gaza, it would turn the entire center of the Holy Land into a terrorist fortress that would threaten not only Israel but Jordan and other neighbors as well. Every Israeli city would be within range of its missiles, landing at Israel’s airports would be at terrible risk, the lives of Israel’s citizens would become untenable, and the continued existence of the six-million-strong Jewish settlement in the Holy Land would be jeopardized as never before. Recently, when some straight-speaking Israeli rabbis rebuked the U.S. secretary of state for pursuing a dangerous policy that can only bring ruin and destruction on six million Jews, it provoked an international uproar, with a prominent American rabbinical body rising to defend Mr. Kerry’s honor. With all respect to that august body, however, why is it not speaking out about the impending peril that awaits (G-d forbid) our Jewish brethren in Israel if Mr. Kerry’s plan is implemented? How can

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any of us remain silent? No, at this point there is no necessity to do anything at all in the Israeli-Arab dispute. Any change will only plunge the region into turmoil, endangering the lives of six million Jews and of millions of Arabs in and around the land. The only logical solution now, for both Jews and Arabs, is to keep the status quo, with Israel preserving the peace throughout the Holy Land. It’s never wise to do something just for the sake of getting something done. It will do far more harm than good.

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mara seems to suggest that “zerizim” is more important than “berov am.” Rosh Hashanah 32b discusses blowing shofar during Shacharit or Mussaf. The advantage of blowing shofar during Shacharit is that one is doing the mitzvah as soon as possible – “zerizim.” The advantage of blowing shofar during Mussaf is that one is doing the mitzvah with a larger public – “berov am” (since, as the Turai Even says, people come late to shul). The Gemara concludes that one should blow shofar at Mussaf. Interestingly, though, the Talmud rules that shofar should be blown during Mussaf – not because of “berov am” – but because government spies who attended morning services once interpreted the sounds of the shofar as a call for rebellion. As a result, government military forces massacred the Jews. If not for this incident, shofar would have been blown during Shacharit. In other words, if not for this incident, “zerizim” would have trumped “berov am.” But how can this Gemara imply that “zerizim” is more important while the other one implies the very opposite? Perhaps we can suggest that “berov am” usually trumps “zerizim.” However, if berov am is already is present in some fashion – many people are present in shul, after all, during Shacharit – then “zerizim” is more important. (To be continued) Rabbi Cohen, a Jerusalem Prize recipient, is the author of eight books on Jewish law. His latest, “Jewish Prayer the Right Way” (Urim), is available at Amazon and select Judaica stores.

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ities since many mishaps result. Eliyahu Rabba (Orach Chayim 696) writes in the name of the Shelah that one should refrain from such frivolity on Purim since this is frivolity which Hashem did not choose. In the case you mention, there is no doubt that those who poke fun at their rebbeim and roshei yeshiva seemingly are committing a great sin since they subject their rabbis to derision with words of mockery. Proverbs 26:18 refers to such people: “Like one who wearies himself shooting firebrands, arrows, and deaths.” And our Sages (Shabbos 119) state: “Jerusalem was destroyed because they shamed Torah scholars, as it is written, ‘They poked fun at G-dly angels and at the prophets until Hashem’s anger arose on His people and there was no healing.’ What does this mean? Whoever shames a Torah scholar has no healing for his wound.” Those who hear rabbis being derided and remain silent are also guilty of a great sin. Bava Metzia 84b relates that Rabbi Eliezer was punished because he heard the shame of a Torah scholar and remained quiet. How much more so those who hear and derive pleasure from the shame of Torah scholars. We haven’t even yet mentioned the severe sin of lashon hara involved. As we know, both a person who tells lashon hara as well as one who hears it is punished. In fact, the punishment of the one who listens is even worse. The Rambam even rules that it’s forbidden to live in the vicinity of one who speaks lashon hora. Surely yeshivah boys can find means of celebrating Purim other than making fun of their rebbeim.

Tosafot (Sukkah 45a) write: “The adults take away the lulavim from the children and eat their esrogim, and this is not considered stealing since they did this for simchat Yom Tov.... From here we learn that those young men who ride on horses in front of a chosson and kallah, [mock] fight with one another, tear each other’s garments, and harm each other’s horses – are exempt from payment since they did this for the simcha of the chasson and kallah.” Similarly, Reponsa Terumat Hadeshen (110) writes: “Young men who grab food and sweets from each other for the purpose of simchat Purim are not considered to have stolen.” The Rema also writes (Orach Chayim 695:2) that if someone harms his friend due to simchat Purim, he is exempt from paying. The Rema writes elsewhere, however (Choshen Mishpat 378), that beit din may create a “fence” and curtail such activities. Bi’urei HaGra, in fact, writes that there is need to curtail such activ-


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In Memoriam Nechama Landsman’s Third Yahrzeit By Shari Glixman We just commemorated the third yahrzeit of Nechama Landsman, a”h, a daughter, sister and beloved friend. Nechama spent a short but powerful 20 years in this world. I specifically use the word powerful to describe the feelings, intuitiveness, and the impression she left on the people whose paths she crossed in her lifetime. Nechama was one of 14 siblings to her parents Chana and the late Yisroel Landsman, a”h. She predeceased her father by a year and a half; he succumbed to cancer at the age of 53. They rest together on Har Hazeisim, in the section for kohanim. Nechama’s deep emuna was evident by her demeanor, her positive spirit, her will to live and her clear sense of belief not only in Hashem, but that all

He does is with reason, and for the best. Her family made aliyah when Nechama was 8 years old. She was raised with a real sense of love for Eretz Yisrael and an even bigger love for klal Yisrael, all humanity and animals. Her family’s home in Ramat Shlomo was known throughout the world as one of hachnasos orchim. It was not uncommon for the Landsman family to be hosting a dozen or more seminary girls or yeshiva boys on a typical Shabbos. Nechama was a delightful hostess from a very young age entertaining guests with her warmth and welcome. At the age of 15, Nechama and her parents came to New York for her to have treatments in Sloan Kettering. Sadly, she never returned to Eretz Yisroel to live. She came for brief visits to see her family and ultimately returned for her kevurah, on Har Hazeisim. An exciting girl, with many interests, Nechama had a special interest in dolphins from a very young age. She somehow found them to be quite fascinating. During the final months of her life, she expressed a last wish. It was to go to Atlantis, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and swim with

the dolphin. Her wish was not only granted, but this powerful young woman made such a strong impression on the Atlantis staff that after her passing, they named a newborn dolphin in her memory, (pronounced Nekahama, by most of the Bahamian staff). This past January, I had the privilege of visiting Atlantis with Nechama’s mother Chana and three of her sisters, Tzippora, Ora Malka and Sarah Nesha. The red carpet was pulled out once again, the same one that welcomed and treated Nechama like royalty only days before her passing. This time it was for her family to meet the staff and the dolphin that was named for her. There were plenty of smiles and lots of tears as the family sat by the dolphin pool. The family was escorted to the Dolphin Cay and introduced to Nechama the dolphin’s trainer, Julaca Demeritte. The family spent an hour with the trainer at the pool where Nechama lives with her mother dolphin. They were given the opportunity to pet her, feed her, play with her, kiss her and, more emotionally, hear from the Bahamian staff about why they chose to name the dolphin for their sister/ daughter. N e c h a m a touched them, she affected their lives. They kept speaking about her smile, how she radiated with simchas hachayim, the simplistic joy of life. She showed a genuine appreciation for every little thing that was done for her. It made the staff feel they just wanted to be around her. They clearly recognized a young lady full of courage, strength and a smile that just didn’t fade. Julaca recalled, “She came back to see the babies, in her wheelchair, they had oxygen on her.” She continued, in her own sweet voice, how Nechama spoke softly: “She was in awe, and we couldn’t really tell she was in pain; she still had that little smile.” The very next day when the Dolphin Cay staff members heard of Nechama’s passing, the decision was made. “It was very emotional for all of us,” stated Teri Corbett, vice president of the Dolphin Cay. In the lobby of the Dolphin Cay hangs a poster-sized photo of Nechama Landsman, a”h, with a dolphin. That dolphin is the dolphin Nechama’s uncle. Julaca states similarities, in her opinion of both Nechamas: “Really smart, passionate and sweet.” Julaca said about Nechama’s visit in February, 2011: “Everyone was happy to be part of it; no one

thought she was that sick. My mom works at Atlantis and she was a part of the gala goodbye celebration for Nechama. She cried when she told me about it.” Julaca, who trained baby dolphin Nechama for two and a half years, was so moved by Nechama Landsman, that she had Nechama in Hebrew, with nekudos, tattooed on her foot with a dolphin tail. After our trip to Atlantis in January, Chana Landsman asked me to write about the trip. Julaca’s comments were the icing on the cake. “The folks that were with her said she is a gentle soul.” Kacha amra the hundreds of Bahamians who spent the last hours of Nechamas short life in her presence. We all trust that this “gentle soul” who made a tremendous kiddush Hashem, is resting in a peaceful place in shemayim. Nechama’s trip was organized by Shlomo Zakheim, a”h, who sadly also passed away only a short while after he arranged this tremendous chesed for Nechama. He arranged a private G4 Gulfstream jet, medical staff and a staff of volunteer girls to make sure Nechama’s last days in this world were as special as could be. A video of the trip shows a happy Nechama sitting in her wheelchair surrounded by the girls while she recited the morning berachos with the girls responding amen; and a delighted Nechama swimming with the dolphin and taking a ride on the dolphins back. The video ends with the farewell goodbye attended by over 500 uniformed Atlantis employees, formed in two surrounding lines, waiving and blowing kisses. Little did anyone even suspect that just hours after returning home, Nechama Landsman went to sleep for the last time. Nechama Landsman is missed by her family and the many people whose lives she touched.


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Rapps Continued from p.86 only volume in Bavli Seder Taharos, with the rest limited to mishnayos. When it comes to Seder Kodshim, however, Talmud Bavli contains a full set of tractates matching the Talmud Yerushalmi. Our devotion even in exile is also evident by the fact that of all the Midrash books written on the Torah, only The Sifra D’vei Rav, referred to as Toras Kohanim, was written in Babylonia. Rashi and Tosfos, the classical commentaries on Talmud Bavli, are not available for mishanyos Taharos and Zeraim. However Rashi and Tosfos commented on the tractates in Kodshim as extensively as they did on Seder Moed or Nashim. To reinforce Kodshim in our daily lives, the passage “Ei’zehu m’koman” – mishnayos from Masechet Zevachim – are included in our daily siddur. We include the opening section of Toras Kohanim, the be’raysa of Rabbi Yishmael and the thirteen attributes through which the Torah is explicated, in our korbanos recitation to reinforce the inherent connection between Torah she’bichtav and Torah she’be’al peh regarding korbanos. According to one opinion in the Gemara (Berachos 26b), our daily teffilot are directly connected to the daily sacrifices offered at the same time of the day. According to Tosfos, our Mussaf is a form of “neshalmah parim sifaseinu” (Hosea 14:3), where our teffilot are substitutes for the specific sacrifices offered. On Yom Kippur, the Avodah, the recitation of the order of the korbanos offered during the day, is the central motif of the day. According to Rabbeinu Hai Gaon, there was a tradition to recite the Avodah in Shacharis, Mussaf and Mincha on Yom Kippur because it was so beloved. The Midrash Rabbah quotes an ancient accepted tradition where the education of young children commenced with the study of Sefer Vayikra. Hashem said, Let those who are pure and holy study the Torah portion devoted to purity and sanctity. With this basis, perhaps we can better understand the Gemara (Berachos 18a) regarding Benayahu Ben Yehoyada. The Talmud quotes (Samuel 2, 23:20) that he performed mighty deeds, he smote the two mighty men of Moab; he went down and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in the time of snow. What was special about Benayahu? The Gemara interprets the latter part of the statement to mean that he studied Toras Kohanim on a cold winter day. He was willing to study Toras Kohanim and to defend it against the mighty nations like Moab that heaped scorn on our tradition and our adherence to the laws of Toras Kohanim. He recognized that we must defend Toras Kohanim no matter how dark and cold the exile environment we find ourselves in, without regard to how absurd it seems to all those around us and how we may be scorned for our devotion to it. Our Chazal exhibited similar devotion to Toras Kohanim. After the destruction of the second Temple, Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakai enacted many takanot to keep the Temple and the Avodah alive in our communal memory. He and others were able to see a future of avodas Beis HaMikdash at a time when few would listen to them, despite the seeming absurdity of hoping for such a future. Bnayahu and Rabban Yochanan were willing to look forward because they had the courage to learn and teach Toras Kohanim in such a dark and foreboding time. The complete understanding of Toras Kohanim requires adherence and acceptance to both parts of the sefer. For that, the people needed to be educated as to proper ethical and moral conduct. That was the responsibility of the kohanim. Be’ezras Hashem we will discuss that in a future d’var Torah. 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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Letters To The Editor women might do or might not do, I would remind Rabbi Student and others to review again the vast difference in outlook between the responsa of Rav Moshe Feinstein and Rav Ovadia Yosef on the issue of bat mitzvah. Instead of painting such a negative picture because of the fear of “radicals,” I suggest we allow for a natural evolution of responsibilities among our very fine frum young women, which will develop into a consensus of wider participation, settling at a level more widely acceptable and compatible with both previously more restrictive and more open viewpoints. Dr. Joseph Berger Toronto, Canada

Guns And Violence

Re the Feb. 28 letter from reader Favi Walfish, which he wrote in response to my letter of Feb. 21: Logic dictates that the easier the all-around access to guns, the more difficult it is to control them and ensure they remain in the hands of law-abiding and mentally stable citizens. If you believe guns help prevent violence, then note that when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot by a crazed gunman at an outdoor rally a

few years ago in Arizona, she happened to be carrying a pistol in her purse that unfortunately did little to help protect her at that point. Just ask yourself: If you were a teacher at a university and all your law-abiding students were permitted to carry guns in class (as some states such as Idaho are now allowing), would you feel more or less safe knowing one of those armed student may get upset for failing an exam? If you were on an airplane and all your fellow law-abiding passengers were permitted to carry guns onboard, would you feel more or less safe during the flight? I fail to understand why so many people in our country have such a love of guns that they want to return to the days of the Wild West, and somehow feel more secure owning and walking around with a pistol or rifle in their hands. And if accosted or threatened by a would-be robber, how many people would have the skill and wherewithal to immediately take out their loaded guns and prevent the robber from shooting them first and without possibly killing innocent people in the crossfire? Tzvi Hershkowitz (Via E-Mail)

Opera And Shabbos Davening I immensely enjoyed Harvey Rachlin’s well-written op-ed column comparing Shabbos morning services to an opera (“The Shabbat Morning Service: Like an Opera – Only More,” Feb. 14). I too have long compared services to a show, often an opera – but with very different conclusions. I would think that today opera draws a very limited audience. Certainly opera recordings come nowhere near popular music in terms of sales. So why is a Shabbos service that is like an opera desirable? If you were to ask our religious leaders about shul-related issues, they would probably point out four problems: (1) not enough people attend, especially among the young; (2) too many people come late; (3) there’s too much talking; and (4) people walk in and out, including those going to Kiddush club in the middle of davening. And Mr. Rachlin thinks the answer to these problems is opera! I would also categorize the players differently from the way Mr. Rachlin does. I would argue that the main job of the gabbai is off stage – to be the program’s director and stage manager, the boss of everything that takes place on the bimah. The chazzan, the ba’al koreh, and, yes, even the rabbi, are just actors on stage. And the first rule of a good production, whether it be opera, Broadway or a movie, is that the director is the boss – and actors are supposed to “hit their marks,” read their lines and in general follow directions. Bestselling shows today tend to be shorter than before. The music tends to have a beat – consider tapping your feet or even clapping along. There’s often lots of audience participation. Those are the shows that attract

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audiences. As noble an art form as opera may be, operas are a small, unimportant part of today’s musical spectrum, let alone of the entire performance genre. That’s exactly what’s wrong with Shabbos morning services – they’re too much like opera. And that is why the number of shuls, at least in Brooklyn, that have full-time paid chazzanim as opposed to ba’alei tefillah has been shrinking for the past fifty years. Mr. Rachlin is quite correct in complaining that much of the audience/minyan does not put enough time into understanding the service. They certainly don’t, as he points out, “engage in reflection based on the content of the service.” They also, as he points out, don’t “fully understand the meaning behind the service.” So what! An opera or Broadway producer is successful when he gives the audience what they want, not what he thinks they should watch or listen to. As a producer, you don’t get to pick your audience. If there is a solution to the four issues I previously mentioned, it is certainly not opera. It is starting the service as late as halachically possible, keeping it short (no hosafos, few or no mi’shebeirachs, no extra announcements, and maybe no rabbi’s sermon except when he really has something profound to say), and a musical style that includes as much communal singing as possible. And maybe like some opera or theatre performances, there needs to be an “intermission” (Kiddush) in the middle rather than at the end. Next week: Shabbos services are like a baseball game – and the need to speed up both. Harold Marks (Via E-Mail)

peace. They would still prefer a country of their own that allows them to find a job, send their kids to school, travel overseas, go back and forth to work without feeling as if they are restricted or constrained as a people. And they recognize that Israel is not going anywhere. So I actually think that the voices for peace within the Palestinian community will be stronger with a framework agreement and that [Abbas’s] position will be strengthened with a framework for negotiations.

There would still be huge questions about what happens in Gaza, but I actually think, Hamas would be greatly damaged by the prospect of real peace…. So Mr. Obama’s plan for peace is essentially based on a hope and a prayer. Yet he also left no doubt that he nevertheless expects Israel to embrace it. We suspect that Messrs Putin and Abbas cannot believe their good fortune in having the Obama/Kerry team running American foreign policy at this point in time.

Ramaz And Rashid Khalidi Controversy continues to swirl around an invitation by a student group at Manhattan’s Ramaz High School to Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi to deliver a talk on the Middle East. Mr. Khalidi is a well-known critic of Israel and a former spokesman for the PLO. The school administration cancelled the invitation, whereupon a petition drive was mounted to rescind the cancellation. At this writing that effort has secured more than 200 student signatures. There are those defenders of the invitation who maintain that it is entirely appropriate that Ramaz students be exposed to different perspectives on the Middle East. Yet not only is Mr. Khalidi a particularly inappropriate choice to explore that issue for high school students, it is disheartening that the educational program at Ramaz could have fostered such a determined outreach to someone of Mr. Khalidi’s ilk. After all, Ramaz is a venerable Modern Orthodox educational institution whose mission statement contains the explicit commitment to “Ahavat Yisrael, and love and support for the State of Israel.” Surely there are enough neutral scholars around – or even, Heaven forbid, some who might tilt toward the Israeli narrative – to meet that need. But Rashid Khalidi? Mr. Khalidi has long denied any ties to the PLO, but Martin Kramer, writing on Commentary Magazine’s blog, noted

that New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is just one of the many journalists who regularly linked Mr. Khalidi to Palestinian officialdom. In a June 9, 1982 dispatch from Beirut, for example, Mr. Friedman quoted Mr. Khalidi and described him as “a director of the Palestinian press agency Wafa.” Similarly, Mr. Khalidi was interviewed in a 1979 Pacific Radio documentary “at the headquarters of the PLO in Beirut” and the documentary described him as “an official spokesperson for the Palestinian news service Wafa,” “PLO spokesperson,” “official spokesperson for the PLO,” and “the leading spokesperson for the PLO news agency, Wafa.” In some respects this episode, being such a departure from what one would expect from an Orthodox school, brings to mind the recent disclosure by Ramaz that it permits female students to put on tefillin, something that leading Talmudic scholar Rabbi Hershel Schachter has decried in a formal teshuvah. (See “Who Speaks for Modern Orthodoxy?” editorial, Jan. 31 and “More on the Tefillin Controversy,” editorial, Feb. 14.) To be sure, we do not suggest that Ramaz institutionally condoned the choice of Mr. Khalidi or that it has in any way diluted its devotion to Israel. But one has to wonder what there is in the lessons being taught that would lead many of its students to look with such a measure of dispassion and objectivity on the Palestinian counter-argument to Israel’s existence.


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Weller Smith Design, 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 Leanna Smith, 59 Molyneaux Rd, Valley Stream, NY 11580. Purpose: General. JP# 2920 3/7,14,21,28,4/4/11/14

Cumberland Homes LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Ipswich Ave Apt 206, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 2921 3/7,14,21,28,4/4/11/14

Winchester Properties LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 17 Mayfair Ln, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 2922 3/7,14,21,28,4/4/11/14

188 Crescent Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. 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 Ste 226, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 2923 3/7,14,21,28,4/4/11/14

Visionary Virtual Counsel, PLLC 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 540 President St Third Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 2926 3/7,14,21,28,4/4/11/14

Notice of Qualification of Aberdeen Realty Group, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/29/14. LLC Formed in (CT) on 1/19/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 675 3rd Ave., Ste. 2900, NY, NY 10017. CT address of LLC: 15 E. Putnam Ave., #3160, Greenwich, CT 06830. Arts. Of Org. filed with CT Secy. Of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2936 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Go Green Organic Tree Spraying LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Benson Ave., West Nyack, NY 10994. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2927 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Paramast LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 W. 56th St., Apt. 3312, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2937 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Split Step, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 708, Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2928 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Andressa Junqueira LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 610 E. 20th St., Apt. 7A, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2938 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 177-30 Wexford Tower LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 158A Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2929 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of America Ninco Industrial, 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: 5 W. 19th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2939 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of 144-01 LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/14/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 10/25/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 73-19 172nd St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. DE address of LLC: 3411 Silverside Rd., Rodney Building, #104, Wilmington, DE 19810. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2930 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Sparkle Car and Limousine Service 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: 100-06 101 Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 100-06 101 Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2931 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Double J Eatz LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Queens 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# 2932 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Joseph Sancho Bass Fishing, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 Willow Ln., New Windsor, NY 12553. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2933 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of M81 Merger Arbitrage Fund GP, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/7/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 6/5/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 261 Madison Ave., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., 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# 2934 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of NA Collective LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 573 Bedford Rd., 2nd Fl., Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2940 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of April Russell, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 508 E. 78th St., 1D, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2941 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of HNZ Group LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/13. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2942 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Grace Gonzalez New York 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: 121 E. 31st St., Apt. 6B, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2943 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Diamante Doce 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: 51 W. 52nd St., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2944 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Hawk Publishing, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4215 Expressway Drive N., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2945 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of OPL Nursery LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 686 Long Island Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2947 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Blaze Pizza #3 - West Babylon LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3500 Sunrise Hwy., Building 100, Ste. 100, Great River, NY 11739. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2948 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of Blaze Pizza #4 - White Plains LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3500 Sunrise Hwy., Building 100, Ste. 100, Great River, NY 11739. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2949 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Grove Road, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Spring Hollow Rd., St. James, NY 11780. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2950 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of B R Flooring LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. 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 23, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2951 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of Woodbine 55 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 62 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2952 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of Krestm Capital, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/27/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Prospect Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2953 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Malp, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Murchison Pl., White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2954 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of East 170th Street Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1725 Williamsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2955 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of 943 Fteley LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1944 Colden Ave., Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2956 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Trippany Management Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3G, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2957 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14


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Notice of Formation of 1830 Clifford Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/13. 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# 2958 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Alrose Broadway 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: 80 W. Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2971 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of I-Star Realty 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: 524 Lake St., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2984 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Minisink Land LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/14/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Main St., Ste. 503, Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2996 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 191 Chrystie LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/15/99. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 191 Chrystie St., NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2959 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Alrose Steinway 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: 80 W. Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2972 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 38 Nostrand LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/15/08. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 543 Bedford Ave., #264, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2985 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f I n n ova t i ve Technologies & Associates, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/14. 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 812, East Quogue, NY 11942. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2997 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Shadow Tree Capital Management LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 8/7/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1102, White Plains, NY 10601. 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# 3008 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Shadow Tree GP LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 8/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1102, White Plains, NY 10601. 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# 3009 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of NYC It Girl 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: 353 Lexington Ave., Ste. 600, NY, NY 10016. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 353 Lexington Ave., Ste. 600, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2960 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of SGTM Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/17/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13408 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2973 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Kindly Home Care LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 4035 18th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2986 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Orel Gold LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/2/13. 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# 2998 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Top Electronic Deals LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/27/14. LLC Formed in (NJ) 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: 1428 36th St., Bklyn, NY 11218. NJ address of LLC: 107 Trumbull St., Elizabeth, NJ 07206. Arts. Of Org. filed with NJ. Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2987 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Wendy’s Center Moriches, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2999 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Morning Hill, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 141 E. 33rd St., PH C, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2961 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Alto Rosas LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 415 E. 37th St., Apt. 18F, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2962 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 303 Fare, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/12/14. 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# 2963 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of THAI-TO-GO LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 206 Rivington St., NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2964 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of That House Review, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 Shore Rd., Ste. 258, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2965 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 3JZ 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: 10 Cedar Ln., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2966 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Jetsetgo, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Longview Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2967 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Satguru Ji LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13408 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2974 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Hanjra Latia, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23-32 130th St., 2nd Fl., College Point, NY 11356. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2975 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Lev Matzilah NY LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 107-14 71st Rd., 2nd Fl, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2976 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of 28 Street Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 107-14 71st Rd., 2nd Fl, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2977 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of For mation of Edgecombe Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 144-42 Jewel Ave., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2978 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Qualification of KBC 15 Magazine LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. LLC Formed in (CT) on 5/9/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3183 32nd St., 3rd Fl, Astoria, NY 11106. CT address of LLC: 41 Sterling Pl., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Arts. Of Org. filed with CT Secy. Of State, 30 Trinity St., PO Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2979 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Realty 188 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 141-18 Cherry Ave., Apt. 1A, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2980 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Horses Investors LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 2492 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2968 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Brooklyn Cider House LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Maiden Ln., Ste. 2000, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2981 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Talbot Partners, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2492 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2969 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of YKC Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5922 18th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2982 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Roshan Estate LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Orchard Ln., Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2970 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Rich Town LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 301 Sullivan Pl., Apt. 6C, Bklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2983 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 1413 Saint Marks LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1413 Saint Marks Ave., Bklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2988 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Wendy’s Shirley, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3000 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Novar and Chung Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 E. 18th St., Apt. E12, Bklyn, NY 11226. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 20 E. 18th St., Apt. E12, Bklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2989 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Wendy’s Miller Place, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3001 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Rego Estates LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1225 39th St., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2990 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Wendy’s Riverhead, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3002 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Monroe Realty NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1225 39th St., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2991 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Hillside Estates NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1225 39th St., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2992 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Turn Key Hospitality Advisors LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 22 N. 6th St., Ste. 4R, Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2993 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of J.S. PachecoInternational Consulting LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 404 3rd St., Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2994 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Inter-Faith Funeral Service LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/14/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Kensington Circle, Ste. 16A, Garnerville, NY 10923. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 2995 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Spero 4 Quality Food, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5 Baron Ct., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3003 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Cardino & Cardino, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 825 Merrick Rd., Copiague, NY 11726. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 3004 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Shadow Tree Income Fund A LP. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. LP formed in (DE) on 8/30/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1102, White Plains, NY 10601. DE address of LP: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. The name & address of each general partner is available from SSNY. Cert of LP filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3010 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of Jumpy Dot, 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: 7 Horner Ave., Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3011 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 25 Davies Avenue LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 United Nations Plaza, #36D, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3012 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of GDI PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/26/14. Office location: Rockland County. 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, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3013 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14 Notice of Formation of Michael C. Braunstein MD PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2189 Seneca Drive East, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. JP# 3014 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Route 25A Realty, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/25/08. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Rt. 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3015 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

BECKER CHIROPRACTIC, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/24/2014. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 777 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To practice the profession of Chiropractic. JP# 3016 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Jtailored LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/26/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its principal business address & agent of LLC: c/o NRAI 111 8th Ave- 13th Flr. New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3017 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Gmen 971 Broadway Realty, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2245 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3005 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Woodland 801 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 253 36th St., 2nd Fl, Bklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3018 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of For mation of Vanguardia Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 345 W. 13th St., Apt. 1C, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3006 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of B”S”D” 1836 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2260 Ocean Pkwy., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3019 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 190 Hands Creek, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 345 W. 13th St., Apt. 1C, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3007 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Seclusion Productions, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 547 Morgan Ave., 2, Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3020 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Powder Room D, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 443 6th St., Bklyn, NY 11215. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 443 6th St., Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3021 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of 119 Estate, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/21/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 307 Division Ave., #3, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3022 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Cropsey Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/24/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1541 55th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3023 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Batsheva Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1541 55th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3024 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Lecker Foods Hospitality Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: Kings 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# 3025 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Lecker Foods Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: Kings 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# 3026 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Small Town Girl LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/18/14. 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# 3027 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Utica 154 Homes LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 78 Beaver St., Unit 111, Bklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3028 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of KR Campo Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Bay Ridge Ave., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3029 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Myint Aye LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 434 57th St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3030 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Four Shadow Tree Lane Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 499 Park Ave., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 12/18/13. 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# 3032 3/7,14,21,28,4/4,11/14


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reputation. Their strategy demanded a total of forty-six days to methodically erase the last vestige of Jewish creativity on the European continent. In the course of the ages there wasn’t a Jewish community more convinced of its capacity for survival than the Jewish community of Hungary in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Jews of Hungary were patriots in the fullest sense of the term. In the 1848 Hungarian uprising against Austrian Hapsburg rule Jewish volunteers participated in the ensuing battles in numbers far above their percentage of the general population. When the rebels were beaten, the Jewish community was penalized by Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph with a crushing monetary fine for tenaciously siding with the rebellious Magyars. It was the only community this writer is aware of where even many chassidim adopted the vernacular language for everyday use in addition to or sometimes even in place of Yiddish. The Jewish song known by almost every Jew in Hungary, religious or secular, stemmed from the Rebbe of Kallo and was written in Hungarian. The story has it that one day the Rebbe came across a shepherd who was playing an appealing melody on his flute. The Rebbe sought to learn the melody, and as he did it became erased from the shepherd’s mind. The Rebbe then penned beautiful words in Hungarian that speak loftily of the rooster announcing the breaking of the dawn, as God and His people approach one another seeking perfect union (in the Hungarian original, “szol a kakas mar”).

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he initial anti-Jewish laws in Hungary were in the realm of numerus clauses (quotas or limits) and economic expropriation dating to the 1930s, and were not seen as a threat to survival. With the German invasion of Russia in June 1941, followed by Hungary’s declaration of war against the Russians, able-bodied Jews were recruited into forced labor battalions used for building bridges or clearing mines in advance of regular army units. These Jews, far from their homes, were cruelly treated and thousands perished. Rumors of the terror reached their homes but were not taken seriously because they were so unbelievable. When the first expulsions of Jews took place, in the summer of 1941, they were explained away as actions against Jews who were not Hungarian nationals. The clear implication was that “fully emancipated” and patriotic Jews were safe and that no harm would befall them. No wonder, then, that even as waves of anti-Jewish persecution swept over Hungary, and reports of wholesale slaughter filtered through from areas lying to the north and elsewhere, Hungarian Jews, though uneasy about the unfolding events, dismissed the notion that their very existence was in jeopardy.

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rom this point on, much that I write is based on personal experience. The situation changed drastically overnight between March 18 and 19, 1944. We went to bed not suspecting that we would rise to a world totally transformed. It was about six in the morning when I looked out the window. I was frozen at the sight before my eyes. The gigantic square to which our windows opened was filled with soldiers sitting on troop carriers. I did not recognize immediately what kind of troops these were but it soon became apparent they were Germans, taking possession of the city and, as it turned out, the country. I would come to look back with astonishment at my family’s reaction to the presence of the Wehrmacht. There was no panic whatsoever. It was as if my parents had prepared themselves for that fateful moment. Mother made breakfast and began sewing money and biscuits into the lining of the clothing we were

to wear. Father busied himself with false documents and made sure the big gate, the sole entrance into our home, was securely locked. I prayed, got ready for school like any other day, and made my way, amid the lines of vehicles and soldiers in the square, to the tram that took me to school.

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n April came the decree for all Jews to wear a yellow star. A new string of orders also appeared: Jews were forbidden to travel on public conveyances, visit a theatre, movie-house or coffeehouse, and wear any kind of military apparel. I, a not-yet-fifteen-year-old hounded Jew, paraded down the street as if I were on top of the world, proud like a peacock of my yellow star, my Jewish identity. During the last days of school I stole a set of personal identity documents from a Christian student who resembled me. On the way home some Jewish students criticized me. Given the circumstances, their reaction was remarkable. “This is an outright act of theft!” declared one of the boys. In vain did I try to explain the need for documents that could save lives. Evidently, as was true of most Hungarian Jews, they still did not feel the noose around their neck. But not even a week later the order came moving fourteen thousand Jews of our city into the brick factory – the way-station to permanent residence, or if one wishes to be blunt about it, the Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Hungary. On the morning of the move my brother Miki and I readied ourselves to cross the police cordon drawn around our block to get to our hiding place. Before leaving our home we visited our grandparents’ apartment. We lived under one roof, but their apartment was separate. Miki and I were at a loss. We wanted to bid them goodbye. But what do you say in such a situation? I could not visualize my grandparents being taken, in an hour or two, out of their home forever. I could not absorb the notion that this was the last time I would see them. The idea seemed preposterous, despite the many stories we had heard from Polish refugees who passed through our home. I knew everyone was getting ready for a difficult journey, but I still thought that at the end of the journey we would arrive at an ordinary destination and walk or be taken to a place where we could settle down. Apparently some part of my mind knew and accepted the stark and bitter reality –witness my having stolen a set of Aryan papers and my readiness to move to a hiding place. Yet on some other level I chased reality away and did not seem ready to cope with it. After all, why should my grandparents be taken to their death? What did they do to deserve it? My grandfather davened every morning and evening, went regularly to the Alte Schul, observed the God-given Law, worked honestly, opened his drygoods store for regular hours every working day and cheated no one. When he had a free minute my grandfather would sit in the store or at home, his long beard seeming to almost sweep the floor, puffing away on his equally long pipe with deep contented puffs that produced pretty little clouds of smoke, sometimes resembling angelic halos. And my grandmother, what did she do? She cooked and baked all day long without a helper in the house, and then came often and gladly to baby-sit for us in the evening, telling us tales of wonder. Why should these good people, innocent of any conceivable wrongdoing, be swept out of their home by beasts in human form? It simply couldn’t be. And so I stepped up to them and was about to say that surely we would see each other again. But before I had a chance to utter a word, my grandfather embraced me and whispered in my ear words not easily forgotten. “Ich vill leben, mein kind” (“I want to live, my child”). Then, with a light push to my shoulders, he added: “Jetzt gei shoin, gei shoin” (“Now go already, go already”). There was nothing more to be said. Miki and I

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removed our yellow stars, stepped out of the housegate, and nonchalantly walked through the square loaded with police. We took the main street, passing the City Theatre where I’d spent many entertaining hours, the library that had offered me an abundance of great adventures packed in endless pages, and the Slavia Coffee House, my father’s favorite hangout. When we got to the Tivoli movie theatre as instructed, we took the stairs to the top floor and attic, where already more than a dozen individuals had settled down on blankets on the floor. We expected to remain there in hiding until liberation, not realizing that we would soon be betrayed. Our many relatives and friends, along with nearly the entire Jewish population of Kassa, were kept in the brick factory under the most miserable conditions from April 25 to May 15, when the boxcars began arriving and the final journey commenced under the sadistic supervision of the Hungarian gendermerie.

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ystematic and larger scale deportations throughout Hungary began on May 15, by which time the Jews had been forcibly moved from their homes and concentrated in ghettos like the brick factory in Kassa. Some 116,000 Jews were taken by cattle wagons in nine days, mainly to Auschwitz. By June 30, in the space of 46 days, more than 400,000 Jews had been delivered to Auschwitz, 90 percent of whom were immediately killed. Although the deportations were not hidden from the public eye, the neutral and Allied press only got around in early July to reporting the massive action aimed at liquidating the Jewish population of Hungary, by which time the process was nearly completed. According to reliable estimates, had the news been reported sooner, as many as 200,000 Jews could have been saved. During those crucial weeks Himmler was ready to barter Jews for trucks, but no one was interested, and Eichmann reached an agreement with Rudolf Kastner, a leader of Hungarian Jewry, to sell the freedom of a trainload of 1,684 Jews who were allowed to make it into Switzerland for five million Swiss francs. An enclosed ghetto in Budapest was created on November 29. Close to 70,000 people were crammed into its 162 apartment houses. By December 24 the city was encircled and hermetically sealed by Russian forces. Jews could no longer be marched to the Austrian border but the fanatic Nyilas (Arrow Cross) Jew-haters continued marching batches of them to the Danube where they were lined up on the banks of the river and machine-gunned into the freezing waters. The thousands who remained in the ghetto were reduced to one portion of watery soup a day until liberation finally came on January 18, 1945.

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n amazing thing about the Final Solution in Hungary was that the imminent triumph of the Allied forces neither stopped nor even slowed the frenzied efforts of the Nazis and their cohorts to eradicate the Jewish people. They were overtaken by a seething hatred for which there was no palliative. An extremely sad thing about the Final Solution in Hungary was that the Allies could have slowed down the liquidation by bombing Auschwitz or destroying the railway lines leading to it. They did nothing of the kind. As it had done during the earlier years of the Holocaust, the world stood by silently while nearly 600,000 of the Six Million were being led to slaughter. Dr. Ervin Birnbaum is founder and director of Shearim Netanya, the first outreach program to Russian immigrants in Israel. He has taught at City University of New York, Haifa University and the University of Moscow; served as national superintendent of education of Youth Aliyah and as the first national superintendent of education for the Institute of Jewish Studies; and, at the request of David Ben-Gurion, founded and directed the English Language College Preparatory School at Midreshet Sde Boker.


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Friday, March 7, 2014

What does dirt have to do with wine?

“Terroir” is a term used within the wine world that loosely means ‘a sense of place.’ Most winemakers agree that wine starts in the vineyard, with geology and climate playing a vital role in the quality of the grapes. Many winemakers view their job, when given high quality grapes, as not to interfere. So, the quality of the wine is dependent upon the quality of the grapes, which is,

in turn, dependent upon good climate and superior soil. While we cannot control climate, we can influence the grapes by carefully selecting the soil in which we plant. Barkan’s Assemblage line of wines were made with soil in mind. From the volcanic rock in the Upper Galilee— Reichan—to the limestone—Tzafit—

and terra rose—Eitan—soils found in the Judean Hills, the Assemblage Wines each proudly express their terroir through the soils in which the wine’s grapes are grown.

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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

This Is Only A Test (Part I) How we make meaning out of life’s challenges and difficulties is one of the central tasks in our psychological and spiritual development. One of the ways religious people respond to life’s difficulties is by seeing them as a test, a nisayon, from G-d. People tell themselves many things to help them better cope with reality. However, sometimes what they allow themselves to believe helps them withdraw from reality as well, which leads to avoidance instead of growth. Suffering, pain and hardship are an important part of life and shape our understanding of the world and what we can expect from our lives. A person’s views can either be used to promote responsibility-taking or as a way to escape from serious matters that require soul searching. This is why it is important to think about suffering and how we react to it. This is an essential part of relationship building. As much as we like to see ourselves as long-suffering heroes putting up with our spouse’s or family member’s “problems,” our own behavior and choices might be contributing to the problem. Rav Dessler would say, “When it comes to chesed, do not be a baal bitachon (person of faith).” One idea we can extract from this is that in interpersonal matters we should focus on our efforts and our actions, rather than be passive and trust that G-d will take care of us. In this series, we will explore some hashkafic thought on nisyonos, and its practical, psychological and philosophical implications. Views from the Gemara The Gemara (Berachos 5a) states: “So says Rava, and some say Rav Chisda: If a person experiences pain and suffering he should search his actions [for sin]...If he searched and found no sin then he should assume it is due to not studying Torah…If he found no lacking in this area…he should assume it is af-

flictions of love, as it states, ‘It is whom Hashem loves, that he rebukes’” (Mishlei 3:12). Rashi (Op. Cit. “Yisurim Shel Ahava”) explains the term “afflictions of love” this way: “Hashem brings afflictions on him in this world though he did not sin in order to increase his reward in the Worldto-Come.” An additional point to clarify. When the Gemara talks about a person not finding any sins, presumably the meaning is that he could not find any sin that justifies the level of suffering. Because if the Gemara literally means that he found no sin at all, it would indeed be an unusual person who would ever get past the first criteria, as Koheles tells us, “There is no man who does all good and never sins” (7:20). From this Gemara we learn two important points: (1) There can be suffering without sin and, as Rashi describes, as a way of increasing reward in the World-to-Come, which is along the lines of seeing suffering as a test or nisayon; (2) Before assuming that suffering is a test, one must make a personal inventory of his deeds and identify sins that may be the cause of this suffering, and secondarily assess if he is lax in his study of Torah. Only if he comes up empty-handed and finds no shortcomings, can he assume that he is being given “afflictions of love” and being tested. At first glance, this formulation eliminates any practical assumption that suffering is due to a nisayon, because honestly, who among us can confidently state that he is without sin, or at least without the sin of insufficient Torah study? Perhaps, if the suffering was so unusually painful and out of the ordinary, a person might be justified in thinking that sins alone cannot explain why this is happening. In any case, in most situations, it seems that the Gemara is directing us to look first at our actions and see what we may have done, or not done, to

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By Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Director, Puah Institute Genes are the molecular unit of inheritance of a living organism. In other words, genes contain all the information needed to form a new human being. All of this material – the genetic code – is contained in 23 pairs of chromosomes, half coming from each parent. A child inherits many of the traits of his parents, including looks, stature, intelligence, and the propensity to develop a whole host of diseases. There are two types of Mendelian Inheritance: dominant and recessive. Dominant genetic traits which are passed on to the next generation result in a child with an inherited medical disorder. Examples of dominant genetic abnormalities include Hunting-

ton’s disease, a neuro-degenerative condition that leads to severe disability, and Marfan’s syndrome, a disorder of the connective tissue in which the subject is unusually tall and suffers from problems of the heart, lungs and eyes. A person with a dominant genetic condition has a 50% chance of passing on the defective gene to his children. That is, each of his children will either inherit the defective gene and the disease, or will inherit the healthy gene and be disease-free; there is no middle ground. In the second type of Mendelian Inheritance – recessive genetic disorders – if one should inherit two defective genes he would then have the disease; if he had just one he would not be afflicted, but he would be a carrier. If two carriers were to marry and have a child, there would be a 50% chance that the child would inherit the one defective gene from either his mother or his father and would also be a carrier. In 25% of the cases, the child will have received the unaffected gene from both parents and will therefore be completely healthy, not even a carrier. And in 25% of the cases, the child will have inherited both defective genes from father and mother and will become ill. Some years ago a young couple was blessed with the birth of a seemingly healthy baby boy. However,

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

bring the suffering upon us. This kind of thought process, though central to mussar and Torah, has fallen out of favor in popular discourse. We will discuss this further in part two. within a few months, it became clear that he had a medical problem: his mobility became limited and his functioning deteriorated. His parents took him for tests and he was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs. Tay-Sachs is a recessive genetic disorder that causes progressive deterioration of the nerve cells and one’s mental and physical capabilities. In its most common form, it appears at about six months of age and results in early death – usually by age four. The disease occurs when harmful quantities of cell membrane components, known as gangliosides, accumulate in the brain’s nerve cells, eventually leading to the premature death of the cells. It is named after British ophthalmologist Warren Tay, who in 1881 first described a symptomatic red spot on the retina of the eye, and after the American neurologist Bernard Sachs of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, who in 1887 described the cellular changes of Tay– Sachs disease and noted its increased prevalence in the Eastern European Ashkenazi Jewish population. It was only a few decades ago, however, that the gene that causes the disease was identified. It is the most prevalent genetic mutation in the Ashkenazi Jewish

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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES Privacy Within The Confines Of A Marriage: Is There A Limit To Sharing? Dear Rachel, Please forgive me if I sound a bit agitated. It’s because I am. For over three years, while my husband was learning in Kollel (with my blessing), I was the sole breadwinner. No big bucks, but enough to get us by. We agreed on this arrangement before we got married. My work is home-based and much of it requires computer input. I am also constantly in touch via e-mail with the various companies I depend on to keep my operation going. Naturally, I use my e-mail account to correspond with some close friends and family members as well. To my husband’s credit, he has recently ventured out into the business world. The nature of his or my work is not relevant to the subject matter at hand, so in the interest of privacy I will not go into details. Let’s just say my husband began piecemeal and was at first able to conduct his work by phone and by meeting people in person. While he was learning in Kollel he had no use for an e-mail account, and for the odd occasion that necessitated electronic correspondence, he would utilize mine. In recent weeks, his business activity has increased and my e-mail account is being flooded with his e-mails as a result, often with “heavy” attachments accompanying them. My husband has never been very computer-savvy, but the sporadic instance of the past has now morphed into an ongoing daily process of helping him sort, print and collate his e-mails. Before you ask the obvious question, yes, I’ve suggested that it might be time for him to set up his own account. Trouble is he is so accustomed to doing without it that he immediately reacts with an emphatic “No, don’t need it… don’t want it!” At the same time, of course, he has taken to sitting down at my

desktop computer to access “our” e-mail and check on his new incoming mail, usually while I am occupied elsewhere. As you can imagine, this has begun to create an unhealthy tension between us. Every time I hint that he would be better with his own account, it becomes obvious that he feels slighted and thinks I am out to serve my own agenda: my wish for privacy. That too, I’ll admit. Not that I have anything to hide. We have a close and open relationship and I have certainly never given him a reason to mistrust me. Moreover, I’ve bent over backwards to help him in every possible way. His infantile attitude is beginning to wear me thin. Besides the confusion created by a daily deluge of e-mails, frankly I would rather not have him “eavesdropping” on my personal e-mail exchanges – just as I would never dream of picking up a phone extension to listen in on his calls. Again to his credit, he never opens my new e-mails when accessing his own, but he can easily view them any time he gets the inclination once they are no longer “new.” Curiosity is human nature, especially when something sits right in front of your nose and it takes no effort to peek. Rachel, am I being unreasonable? Yeah, marriage partners are supposed to be this close, but are we not entitled to some privacy nonetheless? I need some air. Please help me solve this conflict between us. Tired of being Nice Dear Tired, An inordinate amount of otherwise bright and seemingly mature males have a lot of growing up to do. Sounds like your husband has lived a sheltered life and has had everything handed to him, with little effort expended on his part. As soon as he entered the work force (hurrah!),

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Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

Questions And Answers Q: I know that reading to my children can help them learn how to read better. I wonder though if there are other benefits? A: When I talk to parents about reading to their young children, they often tell me how important it is to them as it’s a way of educating them. While that’s an essential benefit of reading, research has shown that there are multiple advantages to reading to your children when they are young. Stronger parent-child relationships. With our lives constantly on the move, we all need some time to slow down and just quietly be together. Snuggling up with a book lets your family do just that. Plus, instead of seeing reading as a chore, your child will view it as a nurturing activity that brings the family

together. Speech skills. Simply reading books by Dr. Seuss or Maurice Sendak can help your child reinforce the basic sounds that form language. These pre-literacy skills will continue to help them as they grow. Basic book knowledge. Children do not automatically know that books are read from left to right or that you hold a book and turn the pages as you go. As simple as that may seem, this early knowledge will help your children once they start encountering books in school. Academic excellence. Julie Temple Stan, the director of Early Moments, a company devoted to childhood literacy, writes that “numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading be-

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you – as the partner with the know-how – should have created an account for him, username, password and all, and given him a crash course in how to handle his e-mails. No need to fret for all is not lost, provided you stop with the suggestions and get right down to business. Opening a new e-mail account is no big deal. Use your imagination to come up with a catchy username as relates to his field and invent a password. Then forward every one of his e-mails from your personal account to his new one, making sure he can access his account directly from your desktop. I would take things further and get him his own handheld device for his birthday (older version tablets or iPads can be had at bargain prices). Don’t let him fool you, he will love it (all boys do), and best of all he will in no time stop hogging your desktop. Oh, and be sure to tell him he is free to change his password to his liking and preference. If and when he does, you can change yours. Tit for tat, no need to excuse yourself. Some words of caution: If you have not already installed a kosher filter on your computer, now is the time to do so. However honorable one’s intent for usage, the Internet is a tricky place to be wandering in, especially for a newcomer like a Kollel yungerman who is almost as easily exploitable as, well, little boys. You might also want to make your husband aware of intrusive e-mails, especially the deceptive kind from foreigners who want to be “saved from Iraq” or who claim to have come into millions in a sudden inheritance but need his help in transferring their suddenly acquired riches out of their country of origin. As was emphasized in a recent Chronicles column, one should never divulge any private and confidential information via e-mail (such as social security or bank account numbers), let alone to unknown sources. Another popular scam of late: hackers impersonate genuine account holders, sending out personal pleas to hacked account’s contacts, to the effect of: “Help! Stranded! Traveling abroad and was robbed of all my possessions! Please send money to help me get home!” An address is “conveniently” provided for the innocent dupe. Never send money before verifying the authenticity of an e-mail, even if it seems to have been sent by someone as close as your sister or brother. And no, you are not being unreasonable, though perhaps a bit over-nurturing. Give your hubby some space to grow in and you will soon find yourself with the breathing room you crave – oxygen so vital for the health of every relationship. fore preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education. After all, if a student struggles to put together words and sentences, how can he be expected to grasp the math, science, and social concepts he’ll be presented with when he begins elementary school?” Superior concentration and discipline. With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still. With comprehension comes more self-discipline, a longer attention span, and better memory retention. Q: What does twice exceptional or 2e mean? A: The term “twice exceptional” is still new in educational jargon – but it is something that is becoming more prevalent in my practice today. Twice exceptional children have a combination of exceptional intellectual power and uncommonly formidable mental roadblocks. That is, twice exceptional children are gifted intellectually and also can have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Aspergers Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NVLD), or dyslexia. Many times, children who are twice exceptional can become problem students – even though they are head and shoulders above the crowd intellectually. A perfect case of a child who was twice exceptional is Albert Einstein. Even though Einstein was brilliant when it came to visual and spatial reasoning,

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FAMILY ISSUES Genuine Connection By Yehudis Litvak It all started, innocently enough, with a book. The glittering gold letters on the cover caught Temima’s eye as soon as she walked into the bookstore, and the bright picture of a ladder reaching up to the sky intrigued her. Temima picked up the book, Genuine Connection, by Rabbi Shabsai Gelman. She opened it slowly, savoring the moment. It was the first time in more years than she was willing to admit that she came to the Judaica store for herself. She breathed in her freedom together with the smell of freshly printed books. On exhale, she surprised herself with a sigh. She missed Ruvi. She didn’t know she would feel this way when she dropped him off at preschool this morning, for the first time. She had kissed his curly head, wished him a nice day and waved good-bye. He had waved back, suddenly shy, but smiling. After Temima left the school building she drove straight to the bookstore. She shook her head, chasing away her conflicting emotions and reminding herself why she was here. Last night, she had reflected on this new stage in her life. At first, it was all about what she no longer had: a baby, a stroller, a diaper bag. But why focus on the negatives, she had asked herself. And she pictured the positive: free time in the mornings, to spend as she pleased. Of course, it wasn’t going to be quite as she pleased. There were always errands to do, food to cook, a house to clean. But it was a new beginning, and Temima wanted to do something different. Or, at the very least, begin it differently, with something special. The idea came as she was saying kriyat Shema al hamita. The years of rushed prayers, interrupted by children’s fights or toddlers’ antics, swept through her thoughts. Now, she decided, it would be different. No longer interrupted, she would use the time to really daven, not just mumble the words to discharge an obligation, but use her davening as a way to truly connect to Hashem. At first, she didn’t know where to start. The years of non-stop parenting had buried the knowledge she acquired in school under piles of practical knowledge that, while indispensable in minor crises such as sibling rivalry and childhood illnesses, were of no help when she tried to remember the simple meaning of everyday prayers, let alone their deeper layers. She needed a refresher. And that’s when she decided to stop by the bookstore first thing in the morning and pick up a book that would remind her mature self of what she learned as a young girl. The title, Genuine Connection, appealed to her. She spent another half hour looking around, browsing the new bookx selection, and even picking up a coloring book for Ruvi. But she held on to this shiny new book, and was excited to bring it home. The house was strangely quiet when Temima walked in. She sat on the couch and opened her new book. It was almost an hour later when she put it down. The introduction drew her in, painting images of heavenly beings dancing and singing praises to G-d. Rabbi Gelman, the author, promised that her own davening could be even more powerful and pleasing to Hashem than that of the angels. Temima was inspired. She rose to daven, and for the first time in many years, the words truly flew. She imagined them rising to the Heavenly throne, taking her and her entire family, up the ladder that reached the sky. The rest of the morning passed quickly. Temima rushed to pick up Ruvi, and felt exhilaration coursing through her body when she held him tight and ruffled his curls. He was smiling and talking nonstop about his first day, and Temima imagined that the heavenly beings looking down at them must look somewhat like her little angel. At home, Temima helped Ruvi color in his new coloring book, and then he helped her make dinner. When the older kids arrived, the house was again filled with noise, chatter, and first impressions of the new school year. Temima served warm soup and felt

its warmth permeate the home. Or maybe it was the warmth of her love for the children. She was flying through the evening, helping everyone with homework, finding lost pens or pencil sharpeners, looking over lists of supplies that needed to be bought, and dispensing smiles, hugs, and kisses liberally. With the younger ones asleep and the teenagers up in their rooms, Temima got herself some herbal tea, exhausted, but satisfied. It had been a productive day, a good beginning. She sat down on the couch with her new book, and did not lift her eyes from it until her husband came home. The next day, Temima’s davening reached new heights. She was learning more about the power of these ancient but ageless words, and she was very grateful to Rabbi Gelman, whoever he was, for helping her form a genuine connection. She shared his insights with her husband, with her teenage daughters and with several friends. Within a few days, Temima finished the book, and decided to read it again. And on second read, she found her davening soaring even higher, and even her mundane activities seemed to take on a sense of higher purpose. She felt connected. Genuinely connected. And then everything collapsed. It was an ordinary afternoon, before carpool. Ruvi was working on a puzzle while Temima was folding laundry. Her friend Tzivi called; they talked about the kids, the new school year, the adjustments, the shopping. Then the bomb dropped. “By the way,” Tzivi asked, “did you hear about the rebbi who was arrested?” “No, what happened?” Temima asked, sensing a gray cloud on the horizon. “Oh, it’s just terrible,” Tzivi said. “What are you talking about?” Temima was getting impatient. “A first grade rebbi from Brooklyn was arrested. He is accused of child molestation.” “Oy vey! How horrible!” Temima immediately pictured her own first grader, Shimmy. She was about to whisper a prayer that it shouldn’t be Shimmy’s rebbi when she realized that those first graders were also some mothers’ children. “Of course, we don’t know if he molested any of his current students,” Tzivi continued. “The young man who is pressing charges was molested over a decade ago. He says it took him years to gather the courage to come forward. He claims there are other boys who were molested by this rebbi, but they are too scared to speak up.” “Poor kids!” Temima’s heart was breaking for the boys, for their mothers. “Which school?” she asked, afraid to hear the answer. The name of the school was vaguely familiar, but Temima couldn’t place it. No one she knew sent their kids there. A wave of relief washed over her, followed by a wave of guilt. Tzivi continued, “The rebbi’s name is Shabsai Gelman. The police are asking anyone with information to step forward.” “Shabsai Gelman?” Temima’s head began to spin. It can’t be the same Rabbi Gelman, she thought to herself. There must be lots of Shabsai Gelmans out there. After Tzivi hung up Temima reached for the book. It was right on the coffee table. Genuine Connection. She opened the back cover and looked at the picture again. A bearded venerable looking man in his sixties was smiling at her. Her eyes jumped at the biography. There it was, in shiny black letters on the glossy cover. A first grade rebbi in the same yeshiva that Tzivi mentioned. Temima couldn’t speak, or think, or breathe for the next few moments. Then she said, to nobody in particular, “This must be a mistake!” Ruvi looked up from his puzzle and asked, “What, Mommy?” “Oh, nothing. Sorry, sweetie.” She barely recognized her own voice. The words sounded mechanical. Temima felt like a robot for the rest of the afternoon. She picked up her kids, served dinner, and

even answered some homework questions. But her thoughts were elsewhere. They ran in circles inside her head, coming up with the most creative explanations of why the allegations against Rabbi Gelman were not true. Maybe the boy made it up? Maybe the boy had something against him? Maybe the boy himself was a molester and was framing Rabbi Gelman in order to cover up his own crimes? That’s ridiculous, one of the circling thoughts exclaimed, only to be toppled by another thought, offering another outrageous theory. The news dripped in every day. Another friend mentioned that she knows the cousin of the aunt of the neighbor of the boy pressing charges who knows for a fact that the boy is telling the truth. Yet another friend revealed, under the promise of secrecy, that her sister’s best friend’s cousin’s son was in Rabbi Gelman’s class and was also molested. And yet another friend claimed that Rabbi Gelman had been molesting young boys for years and that “everyone” knew about it. Temima tried to take all these bits of news with a grain of salt, until she saw the newspaper article. “An Ultra-Orthodox Jew Pleads Guilty to Molestation Charges,” it screamed, loud and clear. The words overpowered the thoughts circling Temima’s head and brought them all down. None were left. Her head was empty and cold. Her blood, however, was boiling. Temima honked at the car in front of her on the way to pick up Ruvi. At home, she yelled at him for spilling his drink. She continued yelling when the older kids came home, first at Shoshi for the backpack in the middle of the room, then at Shimmy for mud on his shoes, then at Rochy for yelling at Shimmy. And each time she passed by the coffee table, with Genuine Connection still sitting there, she wished fervently that she owned a shredder. The next morning, she opened her siddur, but she couldn’t bring herself to say the words. She tried. She started several times. But each time, she imagined what it would feel like to punch a heavenly being. Right in the stomach. The thought nauseated her, as if she herself was punched. She breathed in, inflating her stomach like a balloon. It wasn’t until two days later, when Temima was, once again, asking her husband, “But how? How could this be? How could this Rabbi Gelman write such an amazingly powerful, spiritual book, and at the same time molest young boys? Should I even call him ‘rabbi,’ this Gelman person?” that the balloon inside Temima finally burst. She heaved a sigh, and then a sob. The air came out, and soon she found herself sobbing to her concerned husband, whose eyes followed her gently and whose lips whispered, “It’s horrible, I know.” In the morning, Temima felt lighter. After carpool, she opened her siddur, but only tears came out, not words. After what seemed like forever, she finally whispered, “Hashem, please, grant me a genuine connection. Not a fake one, but a real one this time.” She was spent. She closed her siddur. It took a while, but eventually the time came when Temima could look at the book on her coffee table without exploding or melting into tears. One morning, she stared at the cover. An image came to her, from a long time ago, when she was a young girl, pure and naïve, learning Chumash in school. A man climbed on the ladder, but the ladder broke and fell on top of another man and killed him. She thought of Rabbi Gelman. Shabsai Gelman. He was climbing a ladder, reaching high, claiming to have found a genuine connection. And then he fell. And with his fall, he destroyed not only himself, but everyone who was standing under the ladder, looking up at him expectantly, devouring his words and teachings, wishing to follow his lead up. The man fell and crushed everyone below. Later in the afternoon, in between dinner and homework, Temima remembered with a start that

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FAMILY ISSUES Puah Continued from p.F1 population, though by no means the only one. The couple was desperate; not only was the disease a death sentence for their son, it also meant that any future children they might have would have a 25% chance of contracting Tay-Sachs. In addition, they wanted to know how they could help ensure that such a tragedy would never happen to another couple. They looked in vain for a cure, or at the very least, some treatment. They looked for people who could help them, but found no one to ask; in those days it was quite uncommon and rarely discussed. After many years, and extensive scientific research, it was finally determined that all young men and women about to be married should be tested for the disease. Since being a carrier has no clinical significance unless two carriers marry, those who were found to have the Tay-Sachs gene would be informed of the risk of marrying another carrier. This solution was presented to the rabbinic authorities of the time and, surprisingly, many were strongly

Schonfeld Continued from p.F2 he exhibited behavioral issues, was a terrible speller, and had trouble verbally expressing himself. In many subjects, his report card grades were close to failing. Obviously, there was something else going on for the young Albert Einstein – though brilliant, his needs were not always met by the school system. Research has also established that children who are 2e are the most underserved populations in the school system. Most of the time, children who are twice exceptional go through school without recognition of their considerable talents. Instead, they enter adult life without the necessary skills to compensate for their learning disabilities. Therefore, many of these children develop low self-esteem and believe that they are simply stupid and “not good at school.” The shocking news is that The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 2%-5% of all students are both gifted intellectually and suffer from some form of learning disability. How do we avoid losing out on the Einsteins of our generation? Children who are twice exceptional are often hard to categorize – sometimes their

Litvak Continued from p.F3 the man under the ladder was also guilty. That is, in the scenario painted by Rashi. After bedtime she walked over to the bookshelf and wondered momentarily which Chumash it would be in. Then she remembered. Parshas Mishpatim. She picked up a Chumash and leafed through it until she found the place, and read the passuk and the Rashi. The words

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against genetic testing. Some felt that if we were to start testing for one abnormality, we would have to test for others – an endless process, as there are over 3,000 rare genetic abnormalities. They were afraid that we would eventually find that no one was genetically perfect, and therefore no one could get married. Some felt that genetic testing showed a lack of emunah in G-d’s running of the world, that genetics are hidden from the eye and thus belong in the category of things that man cannot know and should therefore not be overly concerned with. Others disagreed, claiming that while blind faith is appropriate in cases where we cannot easily discover the relevant information, in this instance all that is required is a simple blood test. Since it is so easy to check, and since the consequences of not doing so could be disastrous for the person and his or her extended family, it is permitted. In their opinion, one who does not undergo testing is not a bigger believer; he is knowingly closing his eyes to important information that can adversely affect his life and the lives of his offspring. The biggest objection to genetic testing, howev-

er, was that it would create a whole class of people who would be considered less desirable marriage partners. Readers of this column will recall that the Talmud advises us not to marry a person from a family with a genetic abnormality. More and more such families would be discovered through genetic testing, since if one member of a family is found to be a carrier, there is a greater likelihood that other family members would be transmitters of the gene as well. While the Talmud was speaking of a family with a child who was actually ill, many people do not fully understand the distinction between one who suffers from a genetic abnormality and one who is merely a carrier. Fearful that people would be wrongly categorized, some rabbis strongly opposed genetic testing, even if it could help in some cases. They believed that if the likelihood of causing harm was greater than the possible benefits, it should not be permitted. Therefore, it was essential that a solution be found that would allow people to be tested in a considered and informed manner.

learning disability masks their brilliance, while for others, their brilliance masks their learning disability. How is it possible to identify these children? And, once they are identified, what can parents and schools do in order to make sure that their needs are met?

in performance, they will be more likely to identify these students. In the long run, we will be educating a generation of students who will be better equipped as adults.

What teachers can do: Look for discrepancies: As gifted children who have learning disabilities are very hard to identify, look for discrepancies between a child’s “potential” and his actual work. If you feel that the child is simply being lazy because he could have done so much better based on his intellect, consider talking to his parents about getting him evaluated. Identification of twice exceptional students is the first step towards success. Differentiate instruction: In a class of twenty-five or more students, it is impossible to meet every student’s needs. However, through modification of teaching style or assignments, children with learning disabilities can better comprehend and complete their assigned work. Raise awareness: Talk to parents and colleagues about the existence of twice exceptional students. If parents and teachers look out for discrepancies stirred a longing in her heart. She used to enjoy her Chumash class in school, ages ago. She hadn’t realized how much she missed it. She felt a warmth emanating from the pages, entering her fingers and traveling straight to her heart. Temima focused on the words. The person on the ladder killed unintentionally, and the person under the ladder killed intentionally. Neither had witnesses. Hashem arranged for the ladder to fall in the presence of witnesses. Now each got what he deserved – the intentional killer was dead and the unintentional killer was exiled. Temima reflected on that for a moment. In her analogy, this Gelman guy’s followers were even worse than him. They were intentional killers. Why? The answer popped into her mind instantly.

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What parents can do: Don’t ignore the giftedness while trying to fix the disabilities: While it’s true that modifications to curricula often need to be made in order to accommodate twice exceptional children, parents must also feed their child’s need for knowledge. Because they are gifted, they will get depressed if they do not learn anything new. Don’t ignore the disabilities while trying to feed the giftedness: Your child might have exceptional intellectual capabilities, but if you focus only on that, she will get extremely frustrated. After all, who wouldn’t be frustrated if required to consistently do things she felt she couldn’t do? Trust your child: If your child tries to do something several times and then tells you that she cannot do it – trust her. Do not think that she is being lazy, stubborn, or unmotivated. Instead, attack the problem from a different angle. You are the one who knows your child the best – and should be her biggest advocate. Because they let it happen. They didn’t stop him. The abuse went on for years. But I didn’t know, Temima objected in her mind. Yet, somebody must have known, she answered herself. And others must have suspected. And somebody should have been there for those boys, should have listened to their pain, should have understood that something terrible was going on. Instead, they worshiped the guy. They looked up at the ladder, wide eyed and open mouthed. Until the ladder collapsed, right onto their heads. Temima shuddered. She tried to shake the image from her mind. That’s not what Rashi is talking about. Temima looked at the Chumash again, reread the pasuk, reread the Rashi. Her fingers traced the letters. People no longer mattered. She was touching the Divine, directly. Another pasuk came to mind, extracted from unconscious depths. This one she remembered exactly – it was from Tehillim. “Ki avi v’imi azavuni, vaHashem yaasfeini.” She pondered the words. Even if I am abandoned by my own parents, Hashem will gather me in, she thought. Even if I’m abandoned by my teachers, religious leaders, those who claim to be high up on the ladder, only to fall with a loud bang on top of their people… Temima sighed. She inhaled. She felt tear drops forming in her eyes, and then sliding down her cheeks. But this time they felt right. They felt true. She pressed her fingers closer to the letters and savored the feeling. Genuine connection.


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Shabbos:

A Day With Hashem The Royal Witness

Bringing Your Yiddishkeit to Life BY RABBI ELIEZER M. NIEHAUS

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hen my siblings and I were younger and waiting for our father to come home from shul on Friday nights, we would sometimes get into childish squabbles. Our mother would turn to us and say: “You don’t want the bad malach to be happy, do you?” She was referring, of course, to the Gemara (Shabbos 119b) that states, “Two heavenly angels escort a person from shul to his home each Friday night: a good angel and an evil angel. If they find the candles lit, the table set and the beds made, the good angel blesses him that next week should also be this way, and the evil one unwillingly a n s we r s a m e i n . And if they find that it is not, the evil angel curses him that it should be this way next week also, and the good angel unwillingly answers amein.” This Gemara requires explanation. Why is it that we merit such special chaperons specifically at this time? And why do they give our house an inspection? But wait, that’s not all. The same Gemara also says: “Rav Hamnuna says, one who says ‘Vayechulu’ is considered to be a partner with Hashem in creating the Universe!” This is amazing! Through this one small statement, we take a great leap to become a partner in the Creation! Why is this so? Let us explain with the following parable. You are standing in front of the courthouse and suddenly a splendid carriage, emblazoned with the emblem of a foreign king, drives up. The door swings open and two servants step out, dressed in royal attire and standing on either side of the door. And then, out comes … a simple commoner, wearing an extremely expensive suit! What is going on, you wonder. The servants escort him into the building, and

as your curiosity gets the best of you, you follow behind. The man walks into the courtroom and over to the witness stand where he gives very important testimony on behalf of the kingdom he comes from. Now you understand – the man is a witness for the king and thus gets the royal treatment. Are you aware that every Shabbos you are also a royal witness? The Rambam (Avodah Zara Chapter 1) tells us that a series of mistakes resulted in most of mankind forgetting that there wa s a C r e a t o r . Avrohom Aveinu subsequently rediscovered Hashem and passed this knowledge on to his children. However, the years of slavery in Mitzrayim caused most of the nation to forget about Hashem. Moshe Rabbeinu, through the lessons of the Ten Makkos, reawakened this truth buried deep inside the nation. We saw that Hashem has total control over nature, changing the rules whenever and however He wants, and came to understood that the world didn’t always exist. This fact became so clear it gave us the ability to testify to it as if we had seen Creation take place with our own eyes! Therefore, Hashem declares (Yeshaya 43:10): “Atem Eidai – you are My witnesses!” But what is the point of our testimony? Chazal tell us that Hashem created this world so that we can get to know and become close to Him. To reward us for “discovering” Him, He intentionally hides His presence. Our job is to proclaim His existence in this world and to bring more hashra’as haShechina – awareness of Hashem’s presence. The more Hashem becomes known, the more the world reaches its completion. Now we understand what happens when we say “Vayechulu.” We explained

in our last article (Feb 7; Three Zones) that Friday night corresponds to Shabbos Bereishis, the time when Hashem caused His Glory to dwell in this world. Thus, our job at the beginning of Shabbos, the time when that great event occurred, is to say “Vayechulu” and declare that there was a Creation and there is a Creator Who is present in this world. Without this knowledge, the world is not yet considered complete, for it lacks the main component. We are therefore considered to be partners in completing the world through this statement. After Shemoneh Esreh we say it once again – this time out loud and together – in order to testify as it is done in Beis Din (Tur siman 268). And then we say it one last time, in our homes, in order to allow those family members who were not in shul to be part of this great testimony.

Lip Service?

However, this third time adds an extremely crucial nuance. If we were only to make this declaration in shul it might cause some to think it is a religious citation or a nice philosophical idea that does not play a role in our lives. Such a misunderstanding would render our words worthless, for we would not be declaring that Hashem is truly the Master of the Universe. Our testimony, therefore, is only completed through the way we act afterwards in our homes. Consequently, Hashem sends two heavenly angels to escort us to our homes, as befitting the King’s witness. If the house has a Shabbos atmosphere, with lit candles and a set table, it shows that we meant what we have said. We are well aware that the King of the Universe will be spending more than 24 wonderful hours with us, to celebrate the world’s completion, and we are acting accordingly. When the angels see how we are successfully fulfilling the task we were created for, they bless us that we should continue to do so. And if Heaven forbid, we are not doing so, a curse is given instead of a blessing. But why are the blessings and curses

carried out through the good angel and evil angel together? It is possible to suggest an explanation through the words of the Mesilas Yeshorim (Chapter 1): “When a person accomplishes the task he was created for, he is elevated and the whole world is elevated with him. But if he uses the world to distance himself from his Creator, he destroys himself and the world gets destroyed with him.” Thus, when we say Vayechulu, the whole world is elevated, including both the good angel and evil angel and so they both bless us that we should continue. But if Heaven forbid, the opposite happens, then the good angel is pulled down to the level of the evil one and has to concede to his ill wishes. This new understanding should help us put more meaning into the way we begin Shabbos. When we put on our Shabbos clothing we should think that we are getting dressed in honor of the King for whom we are about to testify. When we say Vayechulu let us think about the meaning of these great words. When we repeat it with the tzibbur, imagine that we are testifying before Beis Din. On the way home from shul, let’s try to imagine the two angels escorting us – it will definitely affect the way we walk and act. When we enter our home, let us greet our family with a hearty “Good Shabbos” or “Shabbat Shalom” and bring the Shabbos atmosphere with us, showing that our testimony was not just lip service. The song “Shalom Aleichem” will certainly be sung with more meaning, now that we understand why the angels are here. Then, pick up the cup of wine and say Vayechulu with joy, to include everyone in this great truth. Now that’s called starting the seudah on the right foot!

Rabbi Niehaus was raised and educated in Los Angeles and subsequently attended Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim. He is the Rosh Kollel of the Zichron Aron Yaakov Night Kollel in Kiryat Sefer, Israel, and lectures for the English speaking public. He can be contacted at kollel.zay@gmail.com.


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T O R A H & H A S H K A FA ...I sense that I have the potential

Insights from the Roshei Yeshiva of the Rabbi Issac Elchanan Theological Seminary

to strive for loftier spiritual heights and use my unique talents and

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Sometimes, like the tamei individual who must stay away from the Mikdash, we have our limits and disabilities, and we must remember not to attempt those goals which are beyond our reach.

Korban Oleh VeYored

n the fifth perek of Parshas Vayikra, we read about the korban oleh veyored – the variable sin-offering, whose substance is dependent on the financial status of the sinner. Although a sin-offering (korban chatas) generally consists of a sheep or goat, for certain sins the Torah prescribes that a rich person must bring an animal, a poor person can bring a pair of birds instead, and the poorest of the poor can make do with a mincha of mere flour. The Torah specifies only three sins that merit this special treatment. First, shevu’as ha’edus, the sin of a witness refusing to testify in a civil case when subpoenaed under oath. Second, tumas mikdash vekodshav, the sin of a tamei person entering the Beis HaMikdash or eating korbanos in his state of tumah. Lastly, shevuas bituy, the sin of violating one’s oath. The commentaries are puzzled by why these three sins are specifically singled out by the Torah for flexible atonement options, while all other serious sins require an expensive animal korban. Many commentaries agree with the general approach of the Ramban, who explains that these three sins are less severe than the others discussed in this parsha. Ramban explains that the first and third sins are less severe because although they involve a violation of an oath, they do not incur the penalty of kares, and the second is less severe because although kares is incurred, the sinner had good intentions and was trying to come close to Hashem through the Mikdash at the time of his sin. (See also Chizkuni and Ibn Ezra.)

Perhaps, though, there is room to suggest a homiletical interpretation which would shed further light on this perplexing phenomenon. If we seek out the common denominator of these three sins, we notice that they are all specific obligations or prohibitions that apply only to particular individuals, who find themselves in specific circumstances. Unlike most of the prohibitions of the Torah, which are universal and apply equally to all Jews, these three represent special burdens imposed on specific people. The obligation to testify applies only to someone who happened to witness a crime or similar event, the obligation to avoid the Mikdash and korbanos applies only to someone who happened to become tamei, and the obligation to fulfill an oath devolves only upon someone who has voluntarily sworn an oath. We may suggest that these sins specifically represent the special obligations that each of us has as an individual with a unique background and potential. Sometimes, like the tamei individual who must stay away from the Mikdash, we have our limits and disabilities, and we must remember not to attempt those goals which are beyond our reach. At other times, like the subpoenaed witness, we find ourselves in a situation which gives us greater responsibility, and we have to recognize the obligation to live up to that responsibility. If someone turns to me, as the litigant does to the witness, because I am the only one who can help him, then I must conclude that Hashem put me in this position because He wants me to be His emissary to relieve suffering and bring goodness into the world. If I am approached by the community because I have the power to help bolster the observance of Torah and perpetuation of our mesorah, then I must feel the obligation to contribute, and not make the excuse that I am doing as much as the next guy. Even more radical is the obligation hinted at by the third sin mentioned in this context, the voluntary oath. This oath represents a voluntarily accepted obligation to do more

that the Torah requires of me, because I sense that I have the potential to strive for loftier spiritual heights and use my unique talents and potential to do great things. The Torah cannot specify to each individual what he is able to accomplish using his unique abilities and strengths, but the Torah does hint to us that when we recognize this potential and accept upon ourselves the unique mission that Hashem has in mind for us, there is no going back, and we sin if we become yet another face in the crowd and lose sight of our uniqueness. (As a matter of practical halacha though, while we should always strive to do more mitzvos and help others, in order to avoid serious transgression, we refrain from swearing, and we add “bli neder” when discussing voluntary commitments.) If in fact the Torah is hinting in this particular context at the theme of the unique obligations of each individual, then it is fitting that the korban prescribed should adhere to this theme, and be the only atonement for sin in the entire Torah which is itself dependent on the unique circumstances of each individual. A sinner who comes to the kohen in the Beis HaMikdash and is told that the korban he must bring is not one-size-fits-all, but is tailored to his particular financial circumstances, may perhaps get the hint and realize that in the future he should be more sensitive to his unique background and potential, and recognize the unique obligations imposed upon him as an individual. May we take this lesson to heart, and strive to realize our distinctive potential and obligations, and fulfill the unique mission for which Hashem sent us into the world. And may we thus merit to see the rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdash and the restoration of Parshas Vayikra to the realm of practical halacha, speedily in our days. Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh is the Ruth Buchbinder Mitzner Chair in Talmud and Jewish Law at the Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.


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ADVICE & OPINION

Dear Dr. Yael BY YAEL RESPLER, PH.D. WITH ORIT RESPLER-HERMAN, PSY.D.

Emunas Hashem And Camp HASC

Dear Dr. Yael: I have an amazing experience to relate. Because of dangerous weather conditions, the original flight of 110 passengers – which I was a part of – to the Team HASC Fundraising Marathon in Fort Lauderdale was cancelled. After another cancelled flight, JetBlue Airways accommodated us with a special 12:30 p.m. Friday charter flight. We arrived at our hotel an hour before Shabbos. JetBlue flew an empty aircraft from Boston to JFK to assist us. The care and concern of the flight attendants was amaz-

ing. They were astounded by our group, so much so that at the end of the flight, the captain related for all to hear that he was truly impressed by the care that the HASC counselors provided for the special-needs campers – all of whom have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. We did our best to demonstrate a true kiddush Hashem. After spending a wonderful Shabbos together, we went to the marathon on Sunday at 4 a.m. There are several tents of sponsors at the finish line – and lo and behold, one of those sponsors was JetBlue! When we thanked the JetBlue representa-

tives for their hospitality in making our staff look forward to. Eli Rowe and JetBlue participation possible, they were indeed left no stone unturned in their efforts to pleased by our expression of gratitude. help us get to Fort Lauderdale. Marathon onlookers were curious Dr. Yael, it is difficult to express in about the Orthodox group wearing Team mere words how remarkable our entire HASC T-shirts was. There was a secular weekend was. In typical Camp HASC band right across from the JetBlue tent style, the Shabbos was one of true simcha that, hearing we were a Jewish group, and the joy was electric. The children and started to play “Havah Nagillah.” HASC adults were caught up in the continuous counselors and campers danced in a singing on the plane to the singing and circle. With the JetBlue staff joining in, dancing at the marathon site. the kiddush Hashem continued. And the Thank you for letting me share our exband also played the HASC theme song, perience with your readers – an experience “Camp HASC, Our Summer Home.” This I will never forget. Hatzlachah! added to the overall excitement. Anonymous The person responsible for making all of this possible was Eli Rowe, the frum Dear Anonymous: president & CEO of Thank you for sh aring your extraor LionCage Shredding dinary story with us. and a liaison with Obviously there w JetBlue. He used as a great amount of siyata d’ Sh maya that permitted his connections at the marathon runn ers and staff to succeed JetBlue to help us in getting to Fort La ud er da le to during this chalparticipate in this incredible event. It is lenging situation. w ell known that HASC is a special organi We were literally zation. It must have been in the camp’s zechus, stuck and thought as well as the zechus of its ex ceptional staff and we would miss campers, that you all made our marathon. The it out of New York on that Friday. As we all cle marathon raises arly remember, the weather was terrible and, as money for Camp you mentioned, th ere was no realistic chance HASC, and even of getting on a fligh t to Fort more important, Lauderdale before Shabbos. But Hashe it is something m’s intervention, through re markable shluchim, the children and made th

Dr. 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 www.jewishpress.com and archives of Dr. Respler's radio shows can be found at www.dryaelrespler.com.

unattainable attain e able. May HASC’s campe rs and staff contin ue to give klal Yisrael muc h nachas for as long as is necessary. Tizku l’mitzvo s and hatzlachah!


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ADVICE & OPINION

over cof fee BY RACHEL BLUTH

In Search Of Self

We are living in an ever-changing world, filled with daily complexities, monumental stresses and overwhelming obligations and responsibilities. Unlike men who, if fortunate to have a job, start their day in shul, take some form of transportation to a job where they punch a clock, work until 5:00 p.m. when they clock out, go home, eat dinner, possibly go to a shiur, daven Ma’ariv, return home and go to bed, a woman’s day runs a bit differently.  Our clock starts ticking from the day we marry, and becomes non-stop, 24/7, once the children start coming.  All the responsibilities of the home fall on our shoulders – home maintenance, cooking, cleaning, washing/ironing, shopping and social obligations, and if the man of the house goes to Kollel or is without a job, earning a living is added to this list as well.  During the process of doing these Herculean tasks, we must find the wherewithal to raise our children as well.  It has always baffled me why or how we are considered the weaker gender.  Women seldom have the luxury of taking sick days, even when they can barely move, because there is no one to take over and fill in for them.  But a man, when he feels a cold coming, will take to his bed and need to be taken care of, tended to and looked after until he feels strong enough to return to his daily routine.  And men are the stronger

gender! In this perception of life, nothing has changed.  Or has it? to make a living, fight wars and defend and protect the home.  Somewhere along the way, women began to  make their way out of the home, whether by necessity or by choice, and pursued careers in medicine, law and business.  They cracked the glass ceiling of the all-male business world with a delicate pink hammer, and, without too much noise and fanfare they married, started families and made their mark in the modern world.  Working harder, putting in longer hours, for less pay, without equal benefits, women shoulder more responsibilities and complain less than their male counterparts, yet they are the first to be let go when a business or corporation makes changes or downsizes.  Hence the term “pink slip!”  Show me a CEO or COO of any corporation who doesn’t have a bevy of productive, hardworking ladies covering his back as secretaries, receptionists and advisors and I’ll bet my morning cup of coffee that the CEO or COO is, herself, a woman! Uh-oh, I can hear grumbling from the men reading this and I’d like to say that I am, in no way, trying to make

this a gender issue, propagate any ill vas – because you have no idea who you will or diminish your contribution to are. Many of us have forgotten the hopes humanity in any way. But I do want to and dreams we had before we became use my “15 minutes” to give a shout out wives and mothers. We have become so accustomed to being to the ladies for doing needed, servicing others an outstanding job.  If and giving of ourselves, you think of the many I have noticed a we can’t understand hats we wear and the why we are so unhapdiverse and demanding subtle and silent py and unfulfilled even tasks we juggle, with with all the volunteer very little recognition shift in the gender work and chesed we do. or commendation, you That is because we have might understand the balance since the misconstrued filling up need for these words time with fulfilling ones of praise.  Were you to 70’s, when women dreams or potential.  We break down the jobs feel selfish giving some women do on a daily time and self-love to basis into individual serwere homemakers ourselves – but nothing vices for which you had could be farther from to pay (this survey was and men went out the truth.  Happiness done many times) you and self-worth begins would have to pay over into the world with us and then filters $130,000 a year to keep down to others, not the your home and hearth going.  You don’t believe me?  Just give other way around.  It is not selfish or naryour wife a few days off and try running cissistic to give to oneself; in fact, it will the house all by yourselves; you’ll come enhance all that we will continue to do. So, all of us who have given so much to the same conclusion rather quickly! Now back to you, ladies, women of to so many for so long, write a “note to valor and pillars of strength and courage.  self,” listing all the things we once wanted After years of doing what we do, giving to achieve and start to get to know the person we lost touch with so many years back.  It’s time to reacquaint ourselves with the dreams and hopes of yesteryear and treat ourselves to a reawakening.  Acts of chesed need not suffer because we are also kind to ourselves, for this too is an act of chesed.  We can be kind and helpful to others without sacrificing our own simchas hachaim.  Ultimately, after 120 years, when we return our neshamos to Hakodosh Boruch Hu and He asks us for an accounting of our deeds, He will want to know if we did everything b’simchah our all and then some, there comes a time and with a pure and joyous heart. He will when things ease up a bit.  The kids are ask of we lived our lives b’derech haTorah grown and married, there are no more tu- and to the fullest capacity?  What will you answer?   itions, braces, bar mitzvahs or weddings to pay for, and you find a few moments for yourself that you never had and you’re Rachel Bluth is a writer and lecturer with at a loss for what to do or how to use them because you have lost sight of your own an active practice in the Five Twons, offering self.  All those years of being there for advice and resources to couples, young adults everyone else, all those years of putting and children. She can be contacted via e-mail yourself last has made you a blank can- at mamarahu2@aol.com.


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ADVICE & OPINION The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond

The roll of dimes made a difficult

BY ANN NOVICK

chore an easier pleasure.

It’s The Little Things You Remember (Names changed by request)

Mi Kimocha Yisrael. Who is like you, Israel? We are an amazingly supportive community. Israel is one of the first countries to set up hospitals where there are disasters. We all remember the horror in Haiti and more recently, in the Philippines. Israel sent its crew of doctors, nurses, and medical supplies and gave aid as soon as it was able. As a country or as individuals we are there. In almost every community I have lived in, neighbors and friends are there for you when you need help. Meals are brought in when there is a new baby or, G-d forbid, a tragedy. Most well spouses have been privileged to experience this support when the illness first begins. But, as life becomes more difficult and busy for us all and as time and resources dwindle, I have heard people express the need to pull back from helping. “I just don’t have the time to make a full meal,” “Money is tight, I can’t afford the expenditure right now” are sentiments expressed by those who want to support a neighbor in need, but feel they just can’t give the support the way they used to. And if they can’t meet their former standard, they just opt out instead of giving less or differently. I spoke with a support group about the assistance they had received in times of crisis. It was very telling that the things they remembered most were not necessarily the fancy, indulgent meals or the hired help sent it to assist. For most well spouses it was the little things, the

considerate loving things that made the difference and stayed in their memory – the things that didn’t necessarily require money commitments. It was a week before her son’s wedding when Sandy’s husband was put in intensive care. Anyone who has married off a child knows how chaotic the time immediately before a wedding can be and the extra worry was sending Sandy over the edge. She told me that some people brought meals, but as much as she appreciated it then, she can’t remember who they were. However, what she does remember is the acquaintance who came to her door and said, “Give me everything that needs to go to the wedding hall. I will get it there during my lunch hour and it will be one less thing for you to think about.” This was a simple act, requiring no great monetary expenditure. But it was exactly what Sandy needed. It just took that little bit of pressure off. Sandy tells me her friend doesn’t even remember doing it, but Sandy will never forget it. One of the things that Jenny fondly remembers is the stranger who put her husband’s wheel chair in her car when she was struggling with it. The gentleman saw her difficulty and simply said, “Please, let me do that.” He took the wheelchair from her, put it in the car and walked away. This act took seconds and required no money, but it is an act of kindness that is etched forever in Jenny’s memory. When Rosie was told that her father’s time was limited, she grabbed the first flight out. Unfortunately, it got her into her parents’ city very close to Shabbos. A non-Jewish neighbor offered to pick her

up at the airport and take her to the hospital. When she dropped her off, she gave her a bag that had everything Rosie would need to make Shabbos. This neighbor dropped into the hospital several times over Shabbos to check up on Rosie and see if she needed anything that she could do as her personal “Shabbos Goy.” Rosie has never forgotten this kindness. In the days before cell phones, and even bedside hospital phones, patient Marty had to use the pay phone in the hospital lounge to call home. Not only was it a pain to get to the pay phone in his wheelchair, but making sure he had the change to make the call, then ten cents, was a bigger headache. The thing Marty remembers most about that hospital stay, with tremendous thanks, is the visit by a new rabbi who just moved to town. Marty had only met him once, but when he visited Marty he brought him two rolls of dimes for the phone. “I could not get over how thoughtful that was,” recalled Marty. “It was the gift of being able to be in touch with family. Those rolls of dimes made a difficult chore an easier pleasure. I will never forget that kindness.” We often think of chesed as requiring time and money, but the act is really only about showing that we care. It can be the smallest thing, but if it makes the person in need feel cared for, it becomes the greatest deed we can do.  A taxi could have taken Rosie to the hospital and the Bikur Cholim fridge provides the meals,

but the feeling of someone caring about you is the gift that this non-Jewish neighbor gave and that helped make things easier for Rosie. The roll of dimes that cost just a few dollars may not have seemed terribly significant to the giver, but it was literally worth more than anything else to Marty, as he now was able to easily speak to his family several times a day. Taking those last minute things to the wedding hall was not a great time commitment for Sandy’s friend, but it provided Sandy with just that bit of assistance and the feeling that she was cared about. And it is that feeling that helped her survive the week of extremes. As circumstances change and money and time becomes a rare commodity, ii is not time to withdraw from doing chesed. Instead, see it is a challenge to figure out how creative and imaginative we can be. Ask yourself, “What can I do to put a smile on that persons face? What do they need right now? What can I do that relieves their stress just a bit?” Your answer might surprise you. It may be as simple as leaving a flower with a note at the door that says, “I care.” That is what it is all about. Showing other people we care makes them feel less alone, less vulnerable and enhances their ability to cope. It is the simple, thoughtful things we do that they will remember.

Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com.


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BY ITA YANKOVICH

OJOTC: Helping Frum OT’s Network This year’s

Annual AOTA Conference and Expo will take place in

Baltimore, MD Thursday, April 3th though

Sunday, April 6th

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ouldn’t it be great if you had a chavrusa working with you, guiding and helping you in your work environment? Well, occupational therapists are one of the few professional groups fortunate enough to have a forum of fellow workers to help them navigate the sometimes challenging task of being an observant OT. The mission of OJOTC (Orthodox Jewish Occupational Therapy Chavrusa) mission is to help observant OT’s connect and resolve any religious issues they may encounter in school and at work. One may wonder why this particular field requires a forum. Founder Peggy Gurock explains that many OT’s, especially students and recent graduates, can benefit from being in touch with seasoned professionals who can offer advice and possible employment. The network also assists experienced professionals who are dealing with professional issues. “Knowing that one has colleagues who not only have the same professional outlook as you do, but also have the same religious outlook, and who are willing to help you with any issues that occur is very important,” says Mrs. Gurock. Oftentimes, professional and religious requirements clash and this is where having such an organization helps. “An explanation of customs may need to be expressed on a situation to situation basis for those who may not be familiar with a person who is observant and their customs,” says Paul Stadler, who has been a member of OJOTC since its inception and maintains his own OT practice.

In fact, OJOTC was instrumental in convincing a number of continuing education providers to specifically schedule some of their programs on days other than Shabbat, to meet the needs of frum OT’s. In particular, one of the most popular continuing education seminars, especially for OT’s who are school-based or work in pediatrics, is “Handwriting Without Tears,” which are offered all over the country, always on Shabbat. OJOTC was successful in lobbying the company behind “Handwriting Without Tears” to offer a non-Shabbat course in the New York-New Jersey area. One seminar a year is now offered on a Sunday-Monday schedule each year and it sells out very quickly. Another area of success is in dealing with AOTA. The American Occupational Therapist Associations holds conferences on Shabbat and Yom Tov and OJOTC was able to make arrangements for its members to receive credits for workshops without electronic badges being swiped. When the conferences are held in areas without an eiruv, AOTA provides a secure conference room where OJOTC members can leave their conference programs, brochures and other papers. OJOTC has also worked to provide Glatt Kosher lunches during seminars where attendees’ registration fees include a meal. OJOTC came to be during a chance meeting. It was back in 2005 at the AOTA’s conference in Long Beach that an OT from New York, Tamar Fromm, just happened to spot a man wearing a yarmulke among the thousands of people roaming the Convention Center’s Exposition Hall. It turned out to be the husband of a frum OT from New Jersey, Peggy Gurock. Tamar asked Peggy and her husband Noah if they knew a place to buy kosher food for

Shabbat. Told that the closest place was in Los Angeles, 30 miles away, she seemed resigned to eating canned tuna in her hotel room, until they invited her to share their Shabbat dinner – which they were picking up that night in L.A. – in their hotel room.

An hour later, Noah spotted two other men wearing yarmulkes in the crowd. They, too, were planning to eat in their hotel room. “Why don’t we all eat together, and really celebrate Shabbat?” they asked each other. The real question was where to find the space. The answer came from a Front


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Desk Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. He offered a “board room” that was scheduled to be vacant that Friday night. As the anticipation of a Shabbat meal together grew, so did the number of Occupational Therapists. By candle

lighting, the number was ten; they came from New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Israel. Somehow these strangers, but not really, found each other. Some brought with them the food they had planned to eat in their rooms. The pot-luck style

THE SHABBAT PROGRAM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: Session A: (2:15 – 3:00 pm) Dealing with Discrimination – From a Personal, Professional and Legal Perspective Speaker: Past AOTA President Barbara Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA Session B: (3:15 – 4:00 pm) Teaching a Person to ‘fish’ in Their Own way: Empowering People to Achieve Independent Multi-Sensory Education in Torah Education with Biblical Sources Speaker Shoshanna Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA. Session C: (4:15 – 5:00 pm) Personal and Religious Issues in the Professional Arena: A round-table discussion led by Rivka Molinsky, PhD, OTR/L Chair/Director Touro College OTA Program.  At 5:45 pm, OJOTC’s founder, Peggy Gurock, is being honored at the Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony to be held at the Convention Center. She will be installed in the AOTA Roster of Fellows. Minchah and Seudah Shlishit will be at the Hilton, sponsored by friends of Peggy Gurock in honor of her induction into the AOTA Roster of Fellows. At 8:14 pm there will be Ma’ariv and Havdallah

dinner lasted two and half hours and by the end of the conference, the Orthodox Jewish Occupational Therapy Chavrusa had been formed and there were plans to meet the following year in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year OJOTC is planning its 10th annual Shabbat Program. The organization boasts 500 members, from 25 American states, Israel and Canada and maintains a web presence at www. ojotc.org. Among the services it provides is a listing of upcoming Shabbat-friendly educational programs, an informational e-newsletter and a 10-year Yom Tov calendar for members to give to employers and school administrators so scheduling issues can be avoided. Its Shabbat Program has grown from the original 10 OT’s in San Diego to more than 40 in the past few years. This year’s annual AOTA Conference and Expo will take place in Baltimore on April 3-6, and

the OJOTC expects a record turnout. Arrangements have been made for a special meeting room at the Hilton Baltimore for three Shabbat minyanim (a Sefer Torah will be borrowed from Chabad in Baltimore if necessary) and Dougie’s of Baltimore will be catering. Shabbat afternoon will feature special sessions for those not wanting to attend the AOTA sessions on Shabbat (see sidebar for information). What a world of difference ten years makes.

For information about OJOTC or the Baltimore Shabbat Program e-mail: OJOTC@hotmail.com.


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Piscaphobia BY B. SCHREIBER

I confess: the choice of title for my story has been designed to pique your interest. You will neither find this word in a dictionary, nor in a text about phobias. I took the liberty of coining the word, which is derived from the zodiac sign “Pisces,” because of the lack of a popular term for fear of fish. Although this may be an unacknowledged phenomenon because of its relative scarcity, for sufferers of this malady, like me, the fright is real enough. And if the afflicted happens to be a traditional Jew, for whom a fish dish takes pride of place on the Shabbos or Yom Tov table, an aversion to this favored delicacy becomes a delicate matter indeed. Before you pass judgment on my sanity, kindly put yourself in my place and imagine the following scenario: You are four years old, playing with wooden blocks on the rose-patterned carpet in the living room at your great-aunt Tante Pessie’s house, waiting for your mother to take you home after her visit to your Bubby, Tante’s sister, in the nearby hospital. Bubby has a special surprise for you – a new uncle! – but you must wait a few days before you can meet him. You are getting bored and rise from the floor, scattering blocks as you do so, but the thick carpeting absorbs the noise. Tante Pessie is in the kitchen, baking her famous sugar cookies which you know she will offer her little guest. The heavenly scent follows you down the long tiled corridor to the bathroom. Tante hears your footsteps and calls out, “Is everything all right, sheffeleh?” You assure her that is so, and reading your mind, she says, “These cookies will be ready for you to enjoy very soon.” Unlike Bubby, who lets you use a glass to make circles in the dough for your “own” cookies, Tante always puts the finished product on a large plate that has a floral design (she really likes flowers, you observe), and in-

tones the words spoken by generations of Yiddesheh mammehs, words that bring joy or pouting depending on the offering: “Ess, mein kind.” Salivating in anticipation of hearing her say this, you proceed to the bathroom, wondering whether your mother will find out if you eat more than the two cookies you know she would allow you. You flex your ability to reason and conclude that Tante Pessie will be pleased if you take more because that will prove you think her cookies are the best thing since manna. You are not being disloyal to Bubby. She makes the best rugelach, but Tante is the unchallenged sugar cookie expert. This weighty dilemma solved, you turn the knob of the bathroom door. Splish! Splash! Splash, splish! Did someone forget to turn off the faucet in the bathroom sink? It’s so noisy, you wonder that you haven’t heard anything until now. Tante is too busy in the kitchen to be bothered, you think, so you pull the stepstool to the sink and climb up, but you find the faucet is closed. Automatically, you turn your head in the direction of the splashing (or is that thumping?) noises. The terrifying spectacle that meets your eyes is certainly not a sight you could ever wish to behold: A huge grayblack flounder (or is it a carp, or maybe a pike?) is floundering in Tante’s bathtub! A horrific-looking creature with a wideopen eye that could rival an evil pirate’s glassy one (not every pirate wears a black patch over it) seems to be staring at you with malicious intent. In the fear-pierced moment that will remain branded in your memory, haunting you even in adult years

whenever you come across a reminder of this traumatic incident, you notice that its length and breadth fill the tub. The fish’s scales seem to shimmer eerily, as if they’re about to be shed! Though you know that a fish out of water is a goner, its flapping fins exacerbate your wild imagining that the fish’s entire raison d’etre is to leap out of the bathtub and pursue you. In the split-second it must have taken for these sights-turned-to-feelings to tumble over each other in your mind, you remain motionless, willing yourself to look away but somehow powerless to do so. And as a high-pitched scream finally emerges from the very center of your being, you see the fish mouth moving, opening wider as if to protest your ear-splitting shriek. Just as you are about to take flight, the door opens and you fall into Tante Pessie’s outstretched arms, sobbing pitifully. “Poor maideleh,” she murmurs, hoisting you off the stool and closing the door to Gehinnom behind you as she carries you into the kitchen. “Did you forget I told you to use the small bathroom?” You cannot remember; it’s impossible to think. “I’m so, so sorry.” She holds your trembling hands and looks at you very concernedly, but you lower your tear-filled eyes. It is still too difficult to be forgiving. “I can’t believe I neglected to lock the door to the main bathroom!” she murmurs in an undertone. “Feter Mordechai went out for a moment to get … something to … to take care of … something.” Her sudden hesitant manner of speech is so strange. You are not sure about having forgotten to listen to her instructions, but you’re certain she forgot to do something very important, more important even than baking sugar cookies for her nephew’s vachtnacht. The moment your mother walks in, Tante Pessie takes her aside. You know what she is telling her, but pretend to be busy with a picture book about farm animals. Phew, no swimming creatures in this one. It is time to leave, and you politely thank Tante for the extra-large size bag of cookies you clutch in your hand. Will they taste as good as before … before that terrible thing happened? You are surprised to find that your thoughts are as choppy as Tante’s speech was. Your mother chatters happily about her new baby brother and succeeds in taking your mind off your worrisome experience,

at least momentarily. Unfortunately, dessert the next night triggers your memory. Because of simchah preparations, your mother hasn’t had time to pay attention to your favorite part of the meal. She opens a can of sliced peaches and puts several into a small bowl in front of you. To your utter distress, there, swimming in your bowl, you find a sliced-peach-cumgoldfish staring up at you from a circular brown spot that looks suspiciously like a hideous fish eye! You are too embarrassed to explain why you leave your dessert untouched. On Shabbos, your parents do not question why you refuse your portion of gefilte fish. Your mother does not let you in on a weekday secret: what she calls tuna salad consists primarily of tuna fish, and so you continue to innocently consume her concoction of flaked tuna, chopped eggs, onions and sour pickles. You are also blissfully unaware of the basic ingredient in salmon croquettes, but sardine cans are banished to the pantry, safely out of your range of sight. You now studiously avoid glancing at the small aquarium containing tropical fish in your father’s study. In fact, you no longer venture inside the sefer-filled room, with its pleasant scent of polished wood and leather-bound volumes. You continue in this way to expunge any fish-related matter from your life. When you become a young homemaker, your mother or mother-in-law, and later your daughters (by that time there are frozen gefilte fish loaves available) graciously prepare the fish for your Shabbos and Yom Tov table, always making sure to disguise the finished product in inventive ways so that the slightest hint of fishiness is not apparent. You feel guilty about depriving your family of the benefits of Omega 3, but your efforts to overcome what others call “mind over matter” leave you repulsed and further than ever from your goal. Well-meaning people tell you about their first encounter with a shechted chicken in the days when balabustahs still kashered meat on their own, but this does not help. There is no doubt in your mind that you prefer the head of a sheep to that of a fish for the simanim on Rosh Hashanah. You resign yourself to a future sans fish. If someone were to ask about your attitude towards the meal for tzaddikim in Olam Habah featuring the levyasan, what could you say? I know my response would be, “Well, that’s an entirely different kettle of fish”!


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Nahafochu

mitzvah and another as an opportunist taking advantage of poor people. BY ROSALLY SALTSMAN

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good friend (let’s call her Amy) sent me an e-mail about a spiritual dilemma she had. A very disheveled man with almost no teeth, very dirty clothes, and a kippah on his head was in the checkout line in front of her and another woman. All he had in his shopping cart was 10 bottles of wine, and about 20 huge cans of baby formula). My friend turned to the woman in front of her and commented on how sad it was that so many people needed help – she assumed he was buying all that stuff as a mitzvah to distribute in some very poor neighborhood.   A third woman heard her and said, “Are you kidding?! That wine and Similac is on sale at 50% off. He is buying it for his store where he is going to resell it and make a profit!” (This woman didn’t explain how she thought a man who looked like that owned a store. Nor did she account for the fact that a person who does run a store buys merchandise from wholesalers at a cheaper price than a retailer would sell even on sale, but ignorance is one of the preconditions of lashon hara).   Those thoughts had not occurred to my friend, but when she looked at him again, the doubts set in. He had one of those gift cards that you purchase, and she wondered where he got the cash. And then she wondered how he knew to come to buy just those two items in large quantities. And how did he get to Ramat Aviv Gimmel, a largely affluent and secular suburb of Tel Aviv where the man and his purchase obviously stood out, and how was he going to get it all home?   Amy went from being so sad to thinking that this guy was now going to take advantage of people poorer than him. So she asked him why he was buying all that stuff, and he said for a kindergarten. “And the wine is also for the kindergarten?” she probed. “No. That not,” he answered politely but not elaborating.

She realized it wasn’t even any of her business, but she couldn’t rid herself of the feeling that she had somehow been duped by judging him favorably even though there was no evidence contradicting her original assumption. Amy told the story to a few people, and interestingly enough, each person had his or her own take on it. One person (obviously not someone who lives in Israel) thought that he sounded like a drunk

wasn’t doing anything wrong, just incongruous. It sounded to me that someone had perhaps given him this card as tzeddakah and he was using it to fulfill a basic need in a poor religious area – baby food and wine for Kiddush. Or maybe he was Eliyahu HaNavi. The point is that different people interpreted the situation in many different ways. Amy pointed out that no one knew the truth but him. But that’s not the issue.

We have to be very careful not to let other’s negative interpretations influence our thinking – because things are seldom what they seem even, and perhaps especially, in a dissonant situation.

who had a baby to support; and Amy’s daughter thought the man was poor and was buying the Similac for nourishment because it was cheap. She asked me what I thought and I told her that how the two of them had viewed that man is more a reflection of them than the man. This was a perfect example of the Ba’al Shem Tov’s teaching that the world is a mirror reflecting back to us who we are. There used to be this old beggar who stood outside the stores in my neighborhood on Fridays. I was sure he was Eliyahu HaNavi and I always tried to give him money, even if it meant going home and coming back. One day I was in the post office and he was outside and a woman came in yelling about how they shouldn’t let vagrants near the post office and how he could be dangerous etc. Now I’m willing to concede that he may not have been Eliyahu HaNavi but I was positive he was probably less dangerous than she was. This man my friend was describing didn’t need to be judged favorably. He

What is? That one person saw him as a struggling Jew doing a mitzvah and another as an opportunist taking advantage of poor people. It’s interesting that on Purim we’re supposed to give charity to anyone who stretches out his or her hand and not question or investigate motives, something we are allowed to do the rest of the year. That’s because the Purim story, where everything changed in a minute, taught us that things are not always what they appear to be. In fact, they seldom are and nobody knows the truth about anything except God, which is why most of the time, unless there are very incriminating circumstances, we’re supposed to judge people positively, and give them the benefit of the doubt. God knows it’s hard for

us, who are always going around judging people in our heads, to withhold judgment so He cautions us to judge favorably, even if it’s difficult. I have no doubt that the man in question was somehow involved with chesed. He either received it or gave it or both. My friend made a very valid point: it’s scary that a person’s perspective can be turned on its head by an unthinking (and unfeeling) remark). We have to be very careful not to let other’s negative interpretations influence our thinking – because things are seldom what they seem even, and perhaps especially, in a dissonant situation. What is encouraging is that my friend saw a huge spiritual and human lesson to be learned here, and she felt like it represented something so deep that she kept mulling it over and discussing it with everyone she talked to in the next few hours. Something along the lines of how our reality can be changed in a millisecond, and how a person’s world can be set spinning so easily. Nahafochu! May we always see the good in people and remember that things are much deeper and more complex than they appear on the surface and if we’re going to judge, to judge positively, because as Amy always likes to say, what goes around comes around.


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A Buzzing Reminder BY FAIGIE HEIMAN

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nearly seven decontent of the work. Myth cades, countless had it, he took test pateachers have pers home, and threw entered and them into a tub filled exited my life. I rewith water. Papers gret I’m unable to list that floated received a them, I don’t remempassing grade. Those ber all their names. that sank, he failed. As a teen, it didn’t Some fifty years matter to me if I knew later, I discovered my or knew not. I doodled, former Hebrew teachpassed notes, read books, er, retired, and settled in still… I suppose, I learned Israel. Seated alongside my something. Our greatest poet Mrs. Miriam Mendlowitz a”h husband at a bar mitzvah his at her 102nd birthday and teacher, David HaMelech shoulders stooped, he held a cane, noted, Mekol melamdai hiskalti. From all and when he stood, was much shorter than my teachers I’ve grown wiser. Melamdai? I remembered him. He had no clue who I What of my melamdai? Who were they? A was, and even when I gave him my name, profusion of impressive scholarly rabbis I suspected he didn’t remember that my and rebbetzins, men and women instruc- tests never floated on top. tors, concerned parents and even innocent However, he remembered my sister-inchildren, yet I sometimes wonder if they law, a top Hebrew student, turned teacher. know the many lessons they taught. “Vun ov da best” he pointed out. “End I ulso My first grade teachers merit tribute knew your fodder-in-lo, may he rest in peace. simply for teaching the basics – to read Uv course I know who you are, I’m a landsman and write. Mrs. Dee taught Aleph Beis, uv your huzbend’s family.” considered among the highest quality The youngest of my teachers was a deeds one may achieve. four-year-old granddaughter. I repeatedThe faint scent of violets mingled with ly answered her by questioning further, tobacco is a memory of Mrs. Gee teaching “What? Say that again?” She was annoyed ABC. Her primary lessons were the most that I didn’t understand her and finally valuable and satisfying, keeping me occu- she yelled. pied to this day. “Savta, your ears aren’t healthy!” Like an accordion my list expands, That took care of false vanity and sent at times comparable to a tape at fast for- me off to resolve the problem. ward, sound bites of memory that consist Some of my most admirable coaches of explanations, passages, theorems, never entered the classroom. Our first equations and more. Countless voices, in Yerushalmi neighbor taught me to cope Yiddish, English and Hebrew, voices that through personal daily example. As a encouraged, embarrassed, admonished young bride, ignorant of life in archaic and sometimes complimented; a gallery Israel, unable to boil an egg, peel an orof unforgettable personalities. ange, or slice a tomato, never mind kosher My high school Hebrew language a chicken or skin and bone a fish, I needed teacher smoked leisurely as so many did in to learn how to turn two left hands into a those days. The cigarette dangled, chain- right one, I needed Momma at my side. My like, from the side of his mouth. I often Yerushalmi neighbor demonstrated how doubted that he knew my name, certain to strike the Israeli mini-match so the gas that he had some sort of code for marking flame wouldn’t blow up in my face. She papers that had nothing to do with the helped prepare my first Shabbos meals

Her kid sister, nearly 100, continues patiently, and with an endearing smile. Entering the computer age was a to be concerned with the people she loves challenge, one that I could have ignored, and appreciates. She “must” remember to but if I did, I would have remained on tip the waiter, she “must” give a gift to a a shelf gathering dust together with nu- neighbor who treated her kindly, and she merous documents filed manually. The “must” phone or mail birthday greetings new dummy box commanded and forced to family members. Her concern is bein me to adhere to instructors who would adam l’chavero. I apologize for personal expressions soon be replaced by the dummy. For the going-on-fifty crowd it was compulsory, of gratitude never meted out, and indeed, I am wiser today it meant business, and due to educators, past in business there’s no and present, who crafted employment for failure. At age 104 my mother tools, forced and still Two magnificent cajole me to use those mentors whose lonwas still concerned that I have. From time gevity I ask Hashem to to time plain common grant me as well, are about her relationship sense sends me a buzzwomen whom I have ing reminder to be grateknown from the day I with Hashem. fully aware of the many was born…. my mother, learning opportunities and my aunt, the greatoffered. I regret classes est examples of blessing that have kept my spirits motivated with that I miss, and I try not to forget that we are often judged by how much we know, love and faith. My mother, Mrs. Miriam Mendlowitz and what we do best, and our teachers a”h, until her petira a few weeks ago, was deserve much of that credit. Teachers may be learning partners, or an active role model for that timeless Jewish mother having achieved matriar- like gardeners who cultivate plants, they chal status as great, great, grandmother. are often nurturing growth machines. Her progeny numbering many hundreds Some can be compared to an hourglass denies statistics provided in the recent filled with precious sand, sifting slowly PEW report. Momma a”h merited five through a narrow duct. Over half a century in Israel, I’ve generations, all Torah-observant Jews. At age 104 my mother was still con- forged new friendships, admire and recerned about her relationship with Hash- spect new instructors, and essentially enem. She exerted unlimited energy to daven joy classes I’ve chosen to attend. It makes three times a day despite near total loss of no difference if the material presented is vision. For Mom, Hallel on Rosh Chodesh absorbed; there isn’t any roll call or end-ofand Yom Tov was a “must.” Starting from year exams. It’s all about self-gratification Shabbos mevorchim she worried about and personal growth. Every evening I ask who would say Hallel with her, and every myself if I learned something new that month I assured her I would be there for day. If I didn’t, b’ezras Hashem, tomorrow her to praise and thank Hashem for the is another day, another opportunity. wonderful life he gave her. During the Learning is a daily life-long venture. It days of Sefirah she didn’t miss a single can be an intellectual workout, or an aid night of counting, and she fasted every for increasing common sense. So…when leaves show signs of withYom Kippur and Tisha B’av and even on the intermittent fast days. This past Yom ering, flowers have faded, and the sun Kippur she was threatened with a hospital sets early, it is refreshing to summon up that spring bouquet I often promise to stay if she didn’t drink water. “Hashem melech, Hashem moloch, Hash- dispatch in appreciation…and here it is, em yimloch l’oilam vaed” was the verse presented in writing, from a student to so Momma repeated over and over again, for many inspiring teachers. countless hours during the final days of Faigie (Mendlowitz)Heiman is an accomher life in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Hospital. Momma was completely absorbed in plished short story and essay writer and author her obligations bein adam laMakom uttering of a popular memoir “Girl For Sale” written her ahavat Hashem while parting with her in celebration of her mother’s 100th birthday. many offspring as they recited Tehillim and Faigie made aliya in 1960 and lives in Jerusalem with her husband and family. sang at her bedside.


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F E AT U R E Who ever thought about appreciating electricity until we didn’t have it for 2–3 weeks?! BY CHAYA FELDSTEIN

Enlightening The Storm’s Darkness: A Matter Of Focus

O Sandy’s unwelcome visit came between Sukkos and Chanukah, a period of time when we are cushioned with emunah and bitachon.

ccasionally we focus on what we wish we had and we lose sight of what we have. It seems like just yesterday that my house was submerged in six feet of water resulting in long-lasting chaos and disorder. Yet, I was able to emerge above the storm water with a positive disposition. Doing so required focus and determination on my part, and a great amount of support and encouragement from my community at large. At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. I focused on the road paved ahead of me by my Zaidy, a”h. Zaidy was a Holocaust survivor who lost his first wife, two children, his parents, siblings and many other family members in the war. Miraculously he survived and, with great mesirus nefesh, rebuilt his life and a new family. I grew up knowing that Zaidy lost his job each week because he refused to desecrate the holy Shabbos. Although I lost a lot in the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, I couldn’t help but think about Zaidy and how he lost everything and rebuilt from nothing. With great rachamei Shamayim, all I lost was material objects, not people! I began to appreciate all the things I had taken for granted – electricity, gasoline and the Internet. Life has a way of accustoming us to things, especially with today’s modern conveniences. Who ever thought about appreciating electricity until we didn’t have it for 2–3 weeks?! Who ever thought about how easy it is for us to fill up our car with gas until we had to wait on line for two hours, and find out that the gas ran out just before our turn? A community’s warmth and sup-

port is essential during a time of crisis. Food stations, clothing warehouses and programs of chizuk are just the tip of the iceberg. In our neighborhood a special Judaica bookstore was organized during Chanukah. E-mails filled with advice and helpline information were active for months following the hurricane. Nonetheless, I was touched to the core when one volunteer spoke publicly and thanked the recipients for allowing the givers to give, exemplifying what is taught by Avos d’Rabi Nosson: “…if you have done much good let it be little in your eyes.” No water can wash away the imprints of Hurricane Sandy’s unwelcome visit. Some people had no damage, some minimal damage while others had their homes destroyed; nonetheless the disproportion has purpose. Rav Avigdor Miller, zt”l taught that the purpose of great darkness is to keep mankind on guard against the obscurity caused by the yetzer hara. Moadim, stations in times, or the Jewish holiday cycle, was one of my favorite subjects in seminary. My teacher’s true desire to impart the modules was palpable and remains with me to this very day. The inner essence of each Yom Tov was examined, way beyond the celebratory manifestation. The year in accordance with Judaism can be compared to a chain linking each holiday together as a station links the train to its proper destination. It is expected that one is not the same person at the end of a Yom Tov as when it began, and that each year that same Yom Tov is approached with a renewed eagerness; it is not just another Chanukah or Purim, it’s about a purpose, getting

closer to Hashem. Sandy’s unwelcome visit came between Sukkos and Chanukah, a period of time when we are cushioned with emunah and bitachon. The central theme of Sukkos is that we live in temporary, unstable and vulnerable situations. Chanukah, which came a few weeks after the storm, represents light within darkness; metaphorically, Chanukah’s miracles signify that it’s not what you have on the outside that glitters in the light; it’s what you have on the inside that shines in the dark. Many meforshim say that l’asid lavo, Chanukah and Purim will remain forever; these are days that could have warranted our reciting havdalah, initially being full fledged Yomim Tovim, but that was changed so that the messages of the chagim would be with us all year long. Additionally, Havdalah is the only liturgy in Tefillah that contains a pasuk from Megillas Esther. “LaYehudim hayisa ora v’simcha – for the Jews is it was light and joyous.” The verse encapsulates the miraculous salvation of Purim; survival against a law of annihilation. Purim is all about involvement in the world of nature; it’s a day of mishteh and simcha. It commemorates a battle for physical survival. Chanukah on the other hand was a battle for spiritual survival. On Chanukah we light a candle to symbolize the brightness of Torah. On Purim we eat and drink to symbolize that Torah is what keeps us going. During this Yom Tov season trust Hashem to lighten your load and brighten your days. Trust in Him and your world will always be filled with light.


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Beyond Our Differences BY MALKA KATZMAN

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utside the air is dark and hushed; here, color and sound swirl in waves. Babies, mothers and nurses fill the hallways with voices. I pick

up my screaming little girl and breathe in the scent of her skin. Then, slowly, I place her in the bassinet and wheel her to the feeding room.

The large clock across the entrance announces three o’clock. But even in those pre-dawn hours, there will always be a mother, or more, rocking in a recliner or smiling into the face of a pure one-dayold. This time there is only one, a dark mother with even darker eyes, softly singing a cheery Middle Eastern song. She turns when I walk in, but she doesn’t stop singing. Here no one is ashamed, especially not of maternal love. I smile and sit across from her, then unwrap my baby and hug her close. I breathe deeply, taking in the purifying azure and cobalt color scheme of the room. I can almost hear the wash of the ocean waves when I close my eyes. Suddenly, my neighbor muses aloud, half to herself, half to me: “So my husband has to manage with our four kids on his own because we have no family nearby, and the kids need to be in school. I don’t know what they’re eating or wearing; I don’t even ask.” The worries of mothers. I can relate, but privately I wonder what it is that her

kids usually eat or wear. It’s probably very different from what mine do. But I listen and nod along. “Oh, I totally understand. Me too, I can just imagine the mess in the closets…” I yawn. “But not now. Now it’s time for baby and Mommy.” My companion smiles. “Enjoy it while it lasts.” “So this is your fifth? How old’s your oldest?” “No, it’s my seventh, she’Hashem yishmor otam. I have two boys in yeshiva.” She names a Sephardi yeshiva in South Israel. “Wow, seven. And this is my fourth.” I imagine walking into this woman’s living room. I see the big, fringed rug in the center and a life-size picture of the Baba Sali on the wall. I smell cumin and cardamom as she serves hamin at the table. Her yeshiva boys with smooth, dark skin exchange rapid Hebrew conversation with their father, of which I can only make out the guttural ayin and ches. Her daughters wear jumpers over long pants and gold

BY LEAH LJ GOTTESMAN sandals on their bare feet. I shake my head free of my imagination. No, it doesn’t reckon that I’d ever be in that living room. But still, I sit beside her as we share our worries and joys, our motherly secrets, in the privacy of the night. The door of the room creaks open, and another two women file in, wheeling their pink bundles behind them. “They tell me my baby’s still losing weight,” the tall, thin one sighs as she falls onto a recliner. “We’re going to have to check this out.” Her friend in the blue terry turban clucks her tongue. “So you’ll go to a hospital?” “Ma pitom,” our dark friend exclaims. “They have trained professionals, right here on premises.” “Really?” the worried mother sits up straighter. “Whom do I talk to about this?” The woman’s Hebrew is passable, but it is new and unused on her usually Yiddish-speaking tongue. The dark woman gives her instructions and our worried friend breathes a hopeful thanks. In the long, companionable silence, I watch my newly-made friends with a deep sense of identification and understanding. She worries about her children at home, this one worries about her baby’s weight. Like me. I worry about my children with the same love, the same concern. But outside this comfy, accepting room, would my heart still beat with theirs? Our lives barely intersect and on the street they’d be pegged “different than me.” In the here and now, though, we are all the same. Our heads sport humble coverings and we hold the seeds of our young trees in our arms. We are mothers, Jewish mothers, and we understand each other wholly, truly, eternally.

On Friday night, March 11, 2011, five members of the Fogel Family of Itamar, Israel were ruthlessly massacred in their sleep.

A blanket twists and slides inside its covers, slinks its way down or smothers your dreams, snags your escape or, for one toddler, keeps him from harm. They preyed one night on dark houses. Doors resisted their probing hands, until one handle acquiesced. It yawned, exposing flesh above swollen breasts, the whistle of a child’s breath, the gasps of a pre-teen, extended chords of the father, slackened lips of the newborn. The hunters sliced each layer sawed off the wind, flooding passages with blood, dilated irises, silent screams. Alongside the window, a couch, used as a footstool for the fleeing hunters, was covered by a blanket covering a toddler clinging to a pacifier. The couch gave way, the hunters got away, but the blanket covering the small child ever so gently never let go.


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Mi-Shelo-Yada Ohr Somayach Purim Memories

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as it the chicken, the cholent or the children? What made an M.I.T. scholarship student, taking time off from his doctorate in medicine, to backpack, and then decide to backtrack, chuck it all… and get a haircut? Perhaps it is easier to understand a Harvard law student becoming enamored with the logic of Gemara and settling down to struggle with the intellectual challenges of Aramaic acrobatics. We take you back thirty-nine years when Rav Meir Shuster a”h was bouncing boys off the Wall, straight into the Ohr Somayach precinct on Rechov Polansky, before the yeshiva had its own campus. Correction: he first introduced them to a real live Jewish family willing to host these long-hairs for a Shabbos meal. And these were not necessarily Anglo-Saxon families. Some boys found their way to Meah Shearim hosts as well and were smitten. The ambiance of a first Shabbos, the redolence of chicken soup, sometimes called Jewish penicillin – in our case, penicillin of the soul – compounded with Mid-Eastern fried chicken and a dozen children thrown in (not into the soup) may have been the introductory clincher. Vini, vidi and vhatever, these Jewish neshamales were bewitched. It was a laissez faire attack. You couldn’t call this exposure brainwashing. In fact, one rebbe referred to the teshuvah process as dry-cleaning souls. Actually, meeting a religious family on its own turf was very real, albeit from another planet, but rather normal in its special context – siblings interacting very typically but on a much higher plane than these teenagers had ever experienced. Ditto for family dynamics on the whole. Here were real children and parents at a Shabbos table in a very natural milieu. Yes, they could buy such a lifestyle, even at the price charged, at least with some more contact. And Rabbi Shuster made sure that the chicken soup-and-children formula was repeated once he had lassoed these Jewish innocents into yeshiva and tickled their brains

with the academic challenge of learning. Ask many an Ohr Somayach alumnus, probably a grandfather of bar mitzvah-aged children by now, what his personal commitment clincher was, and he may tell you that it was his first Purim. While seeing his own rebbeim on Shabbos in the home context was mind-blowing, seeing them drunk was far more power-

BY SHEINDEL WEINBACH

was Rabbi Rosenberg z”l, Rabbi Noach Weinberg z”l who eventually broke off to create the world-wide Aish HaTorah kiruv conglomerate, Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, who left us just a short time ago, and Rabbi Nota Shiller who is still holding the kiruv fort. In the first years, all the guys made the rounds on Purim and had a bash.

Tom Dooley, anyone? “Hang down your head, Old Haman / Hang down your head and cry / “They’re goin’ to hang you, Haman / On the tree you made for Mordechai…” Then there was another favorite tune of the sixties: “How many times must Amalek appear / Before you realize you’re a Jew? “How many shmoozen must you hear / Before you know what to do? “The answer my friend / Is blowing in the night / “The answer is in the Happy Light (Ohr Somayach).”

Rav Nota Schiller

Rav Meir Schuster zt"l

Rav Mendel Weinbach zt"l Rav Noach Weinberg zt"l

fully inebriating. Harvard students admitted that they had never had close rapport with their professors, never shared a meal, been to their homes and certainly if they had seen them in their “cups,” would have been embarrassed for them. Here, the rebbeim were real people who could talk baseball, play it occasionally, and who fielded all questions, even encouraged them. And they had happy, healthy families besides. Yeshivas Ohr Somayach was first established by four young rabbis out to change the world, and they sure did. There

chorus. Year-in-and-out, the themes projected a future when everyone would see “the happy light” of Ohr Somayach and they would sin no more, no more.

With their Afros, bangles and banjos, you couldn’t always tell who was faking it. We Weinbachs had the perfect Purim setup with a large front yard and a big living room in which the whole yeshiva, all thirty-five or so, fit. Nowadays, we host the beginner group, with some of the four hundred students in the various programs drifting or wobbling in and out through the day. So what was a drunken rebbe like? Messianically melancholy. My husband, Rabbi Weinbach zt”l, in a psychedelic houserobe and fez, sang gramin to familiar secular tunes and had the guys join in the

After half a dozen prepared rhymes, and half a dozen shots of Scotch or glasses of wine, he would wax impromptu-poetic, obviously very high, and the singing would decibilate. When he ran out of steam and inspiration, everyone spilled out to the yard, where he chalked AMALEK on the ground and the guys would fervently and religiously do their best to stamp out its name and memory. It was a memorable event with a wallop. At this point in Mattersdorf history, decades ago, true-blue Yerushalmi families hadn’t yet seen many bona fide baalei teshuvah and they were enthralled. They crowded onto their porches, hung out from windows and gaped. Later, they were to see these selfsame guys coming for Shabbos meals, gradually conforming to the regular mode of dress and eventually breaking the FFB barrier and making the grade. Those were the wild days. Today’s baalei teshuvah come in a tamer version but comes Purim, you still can’t be sure who’s a beginner and who’s putting on an act. But who cares? They all eventually equalize when they see the Happy Light.


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Edible Crafts BY ESTHER OT TENSOSER

Purim Party Settings People are always looking for cute yet simple and inexpensive ideas to enhance their table at special occasions. Here are some attractive ways to create that festive look. Whether you use china or plastic, your guests will surely be delighted with your charming setup.

Mask Place Setting:

Lollipop DĂŠcor Irresistible at any age, fun lollipops always have that special appeal. For the napkins: Start at one corner of the napkin and roll up. Fold the napkin in half. Tie a ribbon around the napkin and stick a lollipop in.

Wrap an inexpensive mask around a folded napkin and stick silverware in.

For the centerpiece Place large lollipops into flower arrangements.

Brown Paper Bag Place Setting Original, funky and fun these place settings are sure to be a great conversation piece. Small brown paper bags (I used the 1 lb sacks available at craft stores and cut off 2â&#x20AC;? from the top of the bag) Dinner napkins (folded in half) Paper straw Cutlery Twine Directions: Place the napkin, cutlery and straw in the bag and tie a piece of twine around the bag.

Esther Ottensoser is a food stylist whose work is featured in various publications. Whether it be party planning, product marketing, party favors, demos or crafts, Esther takes simple everyday products and transforms them into the extraordinary. Esther lives in Lakewood, NJ and can be contacted via e-mail at estheroinfo@gmail.com


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Fruit Frenzy

The Consummate Consumer

BY SANDY ELLER

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t happens all the time. You find yourself in the store facing a magnificent display of fruit: fuzzy multi-hued peaches, shiny green apples and strawberries so ripe they look like they are about to burst. Confident that your family is going to be delighted snacking on a veritable potpourri of fruity goodness, you bring them home and fill your fruit bowl. Yet a day or two or ten later, depending on the fruit and the ambient temperature in your humble abode, you somehow find yourself facing an assortment of fruit that looks more than a little sorry. What do you do with fruit that has turned just a little soft and squishy and that no one in your household wants to eat? Please don’t tell me you throw it out. Because while the texture of the fruit may be a little less firm than usual, your produce is likely to be far more flavorful than it was just a day or two before and, with a little creativity, you can mask the texture and maximize the intensely delicious flavor that is yours for the asking. But let’s take a step backwards and discuss the best ways to store fruit so that you don’t have to worry about mushy produce in the first place. For starters, don’t wash fruit until you are ready to eat it. And those plastic bags you put your fruit in at the grocery store? Take the fruit out of there immediately. Keeping produce in unventilated plastic will lead to moisture buildup and moisture buildup will lead to...you guessed it: squishy fruit, or worse yet, moldy fruit. While stone fruits, such as peaches, plums, nectarines, mangos and apricots, will ripen nicely on the counter, refrigerate them once they are ready to eat so that they don’t get overripe. Store berries, which are

pretty perishable, in paper bags or those little ventilated baskets they come in, and check them daily, removing any that are beginning to go soft. Apples and citrus fruits keep for weeks in the refrigerator and while the outside of a banana will turn brown if you stick it in the fridge, it is fine once you peel it. Obviously you aren’t going to try to resurrect fruit that has gone bad and I am not suggesting you feed your family fruit that is moldy, spoiled or otherwise just nasty. The USDA’s Food and Inspection Service warns that if you find mold on soft fruits or vegetables they should be discarded entirely since mold can contaminate foods with a high moisture content, even below the surface. While some fruits, including melons and citrus fruits, don’t lend themselves to cooking and baking, many of these squishy fruitbin residents can be reincarnated into something spectacular once you cut away any brown, icky or otherwise unappealing parts. There are more than a few uses for fruit that is a little past its prime and with Pesach just around the corner, you might find some interesting ideas to round out your dessert and snack menus. Smoothies: You can go into a local cafe and spend upwards of four dollars on a smoothie or you can raid your own fridge and transform slightly softened produce into a glassful of drinkable deliciousness. What to put in your smoothie? Well, fruit, obviously, and if you want a thicker smoothie, freeze chunks of fruit several hours in advance. Add in milk, yogurt or the liquid of your choice, and if you like your smoothies a little sweeter, throw in some sugar or sweetener. Stick it all in your blender and give it a whirl. Great with peaches, strawberries, mangos, bananas, blueberries and kiwis. Ices/Sorbet: If you have an ice cream maker, start googling sorbet recipes. Overripe fruit has a more intense flavor

so you are going to end up with some really delicious sorbet. You can also look for granita recipes, which give you a great frozen dessert using just a food processor. If you have kids, popsicles are an indispensable part of childhood and so much more healthful when you make your own out of fresh fruit. You can juice the fruit in its entirety, or leave some chunks in it, depending on your preference. Don’t have popsicle molds on hand? Use three ounce cups and stick in popsicle sticks or plastic spoons once they are partially frozen. Juice: This one ought to be pretty obvious. Where there is fruit, there is juice and store bought just can’t hold a candle to freshly squeezed. Don’t have a juicer? Pull out your blender and strain out the solids, which can be added to flavor seltzer or water or can be sprinkled on yogurt, ice cream, pancakes or just about anything else. Best fruits to use? All of them. Pies, Cobblers, Crumbles, Cakes and Muffins: Picture-perfect fruit is a waste in most baked items since it all gets chopped up or sliced anyway. The results are sinfully good and equally appealing as a light summer dessert or a warm winter treat. Great with apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and blueberries. Fruit Leather: Who among us hasn’t enjoyed peeling dried fruits off a sheet of plastic? Recipes for making your own fruit leather abound on the Internet and while you can use a dehydrator, baking your fruit leather at a low temperature in your oven works just as well. Terrific with apricots, peaches, plums, berries, mangos, grapes, cherries, kiwis, apples and pears. Fruit Soup: It’s hard to believe that warm weather is just around the corner, but I promise you it is and there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than ice-cold fruit soup. Cut up your fruit and simmer with water, sugar, vanilla and a cinnamon stick. Puree it or leave it is as is

and then stash it in your freezer and defrost for a great first course for a Shabbos meal when the temperatures start to rise. A great choice for peaches, plums, nectarines, grapes, berries, apricots and rhubarb. Cooked Fruit: Cooked fruit, stewed fruit compote – they both sound like something your grandmother might eat, and Bubby was one smart lady. Serve it hot, serve it cold, but just serve it, because cooked fruit is truly delicious. I promise you once you taste homemade applesauce, you will never look at store bought the same way again. A great light Pesach dessert! Frozen Fruit: Lots of fruit that is good at room temperature is even better frozen solid. Try nibbling on chunks of strawberries, whole grapes or banana halves on popsicle sticks. All are truly delicious! Jams, Jellies and Preserves: When I think of homemade jams and jellies I get intimidated by the thought of canning jars, but if you hunt online for easy recipes, making these items doesn’t have to be a complicated affair and can even be done in a relatively short amount of time in your microwave. In the good news department, no need to worry if you can’t figure out what to do with your fruit or just don’t have the time to deal with it now. Cut it up, stick it in a ziploc bag and pop it in your freezer. Today’s squishy fruit is tomorrow’s peach-mango smoothie, a future banana cake or an upcoming strawberry sorbet. As for your family, no need to tell them that the dessert they are enjoying right now was once overripe fruit that they refused to eat. Let that be our little secret. Sandy Eller is a freelance writer who has written for websites, newspapers, magazines and numerous private clients in addition to having written song lyrics and scripts for several fullscale productions. She can be contacted at sandyeller1@gmail.com.


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A Great “New” Grain BY NINA SAFER

Southwest Chicken Salad Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tbsp. olive oil ¼ tsp. salt ½ tsp. Montréal steak seasoning ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. sweet red paprika 2 cups cooked quinoa ½ cup corn ½ cup black beans 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro (optional) ½ cup salsa ½ cup mayo Directions: Combine oil and spices in a large ziploc bag, add chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Slice cooked chicken into thin pieces, then layer over cooked quinoa, corn and black beans. Combine mayo and salsa and dress salad. Top with chopped cilantro.

Quinoa {keenwah} is a fantastic silent superfood. Silent, since it has no flavor of it’s own but rather blends wonderfully with any ingredient you pair it with. It’s quicker to cook up than a pot of rice (it only takes about 15 minutes to boil with water!) and the only prep needed is to give it a good rinse, so as to avoid a bitter aftertaste. For those looking to avoid gluten and other high calorie grains, quinoa is the perfect addition to any meal. It’s a low cal low fat option with major nutritional benefits such as high protein, iron and fiber. Ready to blow your mind with this ancient whole grain? Browse these recipes for your next favorite dish. 

Spinach Quinoa Patties Ingredients: 8 oz. frozen spinach (defrosted) 1 small onion, diced 2 eggs 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp. black pepper Directions: Sauté onions and spinach until tender.   Combine spinach-onion mix and cooked quinoa in a large mixing bowl; season with salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper. Add eggs and mix well. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium size pan and cook  patties. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon for small  patties  or an ice cream scooper for larger sized patties. You can also bake them on 350° for 15 to 18 minutes. Make sure to grease the baking pan so they don’t stick to it! 

Nina Safar is the founder and foodie of www.kosherinthekitch.com. Stressed about meal planning? Sign up for her deliciously easy dinner menus and each week you will get 5 quick and tasty dinner ideas along with recipe cards and a shopping list. Go to kosherinthekitch.com/menu and sign up now!

Stuffed Peppers wit h Chicken, Quinoa & Mushrooms Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 6 oz mushrooms, diced 1.5 lb ground chicken thigh  ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp Montréal steak seasoning  2 cups mushroom soup (I use Imagine Portobello mushroom)  4 red peppers, tops sliced off 2 cups cooked quinoa Directions: Sauté onions until tender. Add mushrooms to pan and cook until tender. Add chicken to pan and cook until no longer pink and cooked through. Season with spices and serve over quinoa. To prepare stuffed peppers, layer cooked quinoa and chicken mixture in peppers. Pour ¼ cup mushroom sauce in baking dish, then add stuffed peppers. Pour remaining mushroom sauce on top of peppers.  Bake uncovered on 375° for about 20 minutes or until peppers are tender.  


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After the After The Darkness Darkness BY RACHEL SCHORR

Previously: Bayla and Meir get engaged and the Schechters promise to give the young couple the world.

Esther gets a phone call from Nechama; Mrs. Farkash is totally frustrated by Esther’s be

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It’s time to table set and supper piping h was no reply, so without skipping a beat, move that none of this is going to make me Nechama, her voice extremely tense. “It’s I’m with you in this. She—” on.” returned from work. late, and the kids are supposed to be fast turned “Please, enough, okay?” “I want her to come home.”I’m not coming To her good fortune, Yoel w Nechama the Nechama, handle and walked change my mind. home. asleep by now. Don’t you see what this Tzipora turned away. “I want her to come home, too, even delayed, so supper was ready But Chaim was wrong – so, so wrong. her slippered feet down place the looks hall. “One right in. Mrs. “Why Farkash “Ihave wish Period.” like?” does shestared. think she’ll it bet-I more than you.” Tzipora’s voice caught in he entered. The house was spa “Yeah, what does it look like?” ter over there?” her throat and tears formed in her eyes. younger children were tucke Little did he realize that the “modesty” minute!” she called, before pressing her could do that,” sheknow, murmured under one thought this “Nodreamed Nechama countered. “I don’t but don’t worry, she’ll She’d never that she’d lose her was and going Nechama to was busy doing Tzipora clenched her  sts and strugbe back soon. It’s just a matter of time.” Esther, and certainly not like this… in her room. Everything was q was not an expression of positive char- face to the door, peering through the her breath. make you change your mind,” Nechama gled to keep her voice even. “Nechama, She was about to leave the room when she She left the room in a hurry, hoping a pleasant silence, but also s please – not now, okay?” heardlying Nechama’s voice once again. Nechama hadn’t “They noticed her tears, and you Tzipora to ignore that tr peephole. acter traits, but rather of harsh reality. onearnest her bed, facing conceded. just want to tried know Esther was Nechama heaved a dramatic sigh and “I just wanted to know…” the girl be- started to hurry the kids into the shower. alization. And now, after all their sacrifices in A teenage girl was standing there, the she swung around to face Forthat care about you – that’s all.” rose ever so slowly from her bed wall, to beginbut gan hesitantly. once, they the nighttime routine went more “How are At you?” Yoel greet tidying up the room. Trying to compenTzipora spun back around to face her. smoothly than usual, and Tzipora discov- a warm smile and then stop letting her move abroad, her husband shifting anxiously from foot Mrs. of the intruder.“What?” this, voice sate to for foot. the abruptness her approach, ered that her she hardly hadcracked. to raise her voice tracks, feigning astonishment helped toys on thought I should babysit and to keep things moving. Everyone’s already in bed?” was standing there and telling her that Farkash opened the door, Tzipora frowning ather thereplace the“Oh, so it’s “Why you,you Nechama. But you’ve Esther placed the wallet, cheesecake, the proper shelves, while waiting for a not Esther. I mean… it’s strange. She’s Daniel headed into the shower word“Everyone, except for N suitable moment to restartgone the conversame, after all.” was slightly but “I’ll course.” the apartment in Eretz Yisrael – their unwelcome guest. Now what? too farolder thisthan time,” Esther snapped, lessly. andHeenvelope onreserved, the desk. call you tion. Tzipora felt her throat constrict. She Tzipora managed to squeeze a smile out of “She helped you pull things apartment – wasn’t theirs, after all? And “I need to speak to Esther,” the reaching a book from next her pilwhen I feel it, quickly but meanwhile, please “So, what did girl she say?” Tzipora began,forreally needed to explain to to Nechama once him. The little oneslike followed after, “Sure.” studiously maintaining a nonchalant tone. and for all what was going on. 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It was hardly lysurprising “I thought“Esther you has should know that Nechama to the “Sorry,” the girl muttered. “The an- The Deutsch kids are troublemakers, and land. The silence seemed to radiate calm gone. She wasn’t there to stir to hear it! She couldn’t bear the thought anyone with a connectionswer to her boarder allnothe door, Mrs. Farkash watching from the was peacefu is nothing. Nothing Mommy at all. Esthercries there’s waytime she’ll these manage days.” to get any and tranquility. Finally, the house said a word except for yes, no, and studying done while she keeps an eye on The kitchen still looked like the after- serene. that her parents had bought her the house shared the same abrupthardly manners – or “So?” kitchen. Almost pushing the girl out of her throa whatever. I don’t get it! What’s her prob- them. You’re in eighth grade and very math of a natural disaster, but Tzipora Tzipora cleared lem? Who’s around she so angry at?” responsible, and she has a tremendous managed to restore order in less than f-it hard overcome the scorching pain in in New York, too. But that was the truth, rather, lack of manners. Turning “And Abba isn’t doing well either. the door, Esther slammed behind Tzipora evaded the question. “She amount of schoolwork and tests which she teen minutes. With the counters and table But what hurt her most of you anything to do well on. Don’t you think that’s a cleared floor stalked swept, she back began to pain in Yoel’s eyes. and she would have to face it, somehow. to face into the apartment,didn’t shetell called out, else?” You need tohas come home.” her, and andthethen her room. “No.” Nechama was also clearly upset, good enough reason?” Bayla shut her eyes tight, as if trying to “Esther, there’s someone and at the doorworking for more quickly “I can’t, and you so.” know that.” Sinking on to her bed, she unwrapped she started to “I guess Nechama sounded genuBy Rachel Schorr straighten up the room. “I don’t get why inely distressed. postpone waking up from what had been you.” Originally Hebrew as Nichtav B’Dam Atyou least call!” the cheesecake andpublished staredin at it, inhaling she had to leave. What’s her “Make problem? an effort. “So why are asking?” by Tfutza Publications Whatalways, did you say to her already?” “Whatever, it’s nothing. Except that… nothing but a dream. 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Throughout the “Esther,” she knocked lightly on the back.” were all pictures from “before,” from the years, he’d never known what Bayla had door. “First of all, I’m here because they days prior to the darkness. Would her really thought or felt about having to live “What?” Even through the door, the sent me. Number two, I’ll come whenever world ever brighten again? so far from her parents. He’d preferred irritation in the muffled voice was easy I please. You’re my sister.” not to know – what could he have done, to discern. “Step-sister.” anyway? “There’s someone at the door for “Call it what you like, but to me, But now, the knowledge that her par- you.” you’re my sister. Without you, I’d never… ents had actually funded what must have “I’m not available.” well, you know.” A spasm of been the greatest tragedy in their life hit “So tell her yourself.” pain crossed Nechama’s feaBayla with the force of a lightning bolt. “I’m not opening the door.” Esther tures, but she pulled herself Unable to contain the flood of emotion tried to sound stubborn but her voice together quickly. any longer, she collapsed onto the reclin- wavered nonetheless. “So, as I was saying, they er and burst into heart-wrenching sobs. Mrs. Farkash shrugged; it was really asked me to give this to you…” This wasn’t the muted, elegant weeping none of her business. Returning to the She unzipped her pocketbook of a fifty-plus-year-old woman, but the door she addressed Esther’s uninvited and handed a wallet to Esther. desperate, bitter tears of an eighteen- guest. “Listen, I’m not young anymore, “They also sent this.” She pulled year-old bride whose world had just and I’m not interested in playing this a saran-wrapped package out turned upside down. game. So you go on into her.” of a shopping bag. “It’s cheeseNechama took a tentative step into cake. Your favorite. Oh, yeah, and the apartment. “Where is she?” * * * this…” She fished through her “Make a right, and it’s the door on the pocketbook and removed a white Three sharp knocks sounded on the left, the one that’s closed. See what I have envelope. front door, and Mrs. Farkash dragged to deal with?” she grumbled. “What’s that?”

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A Jester Saved The Jews Chazal thought very highly of a jester, a person who makes people laugh. They say that a special high place is waiting for him in Gan Eden. The Talmud (Ta’anis 22a) relates that Eliyahu HaNavi was once speaking with Rabi Beroka Hozah, when two men passed by. Eliyahu remarked, “These two men have a share in the World to Come.” Rabi Beroka approached them and asked, “What is your occupation?” “We are jesters,” they replied, “When we see men depressed we cheer them up and when we see two people quarrelling, we strive to make peace between them.” Ask the previous inhabitants of the town of Shklob, formerly situated in Russia, near the border of Lithuania, the meaning of this passage in the Talmud and they will point with reverence to Nachumka the clown, who through his jesting saved all the Jews of that city. The story goes back over 150 years to the days of Catherine the Great, who ruled all of Russia with a firm but fair hand. In the beginning, the city of Shklob was part of Lithuania and Poland, but through treaties and intrigue it passed into Russian hands. A great many Jews who plied many trades and were very wealthy inhabited the town. But not everyone is destined to taste of the fruit of this world and to enjoy its vintage. Among the inhabitants of this town lived a poor man, Nachumka. Nachumka had a wife and six children. He was the son of the prominent gaon, Rabi Shaul Wohl, and was himself a Torah scholar and pious person. But his wife called him a schlemiel, for it seemed that good fortune would always evade him. As she was wont to joke, “If he became an undertaker, people would stop dying.” But Nachumka never lost his good cheer. Wherever he went he would act the buffoon, and the gathering would suddenly become lively. Even the babies of the city began to smile when he arrived.

The Governor

When Catherine annexed the city of

Shklob, she appointed a general to govern as a reward for the many heroic campaigns he fought on her behalf. But he was a cruel and vicious governor. He hated the Jews and did everything to harass and hurt them. He imposed vicious taxes, and when they couldn’t pay he had them jailed. At the slightest provocation, he would have the leaders flogged in public. He also imposed restrictions upon their businesses and trading practices. One day the city was notified that the prime minister was to visit the town to view the general’s progress. An announcement was posted inviting everyone to present his or her requests to the minister, who would try to act upon them. However, the general let it be known that he would not allow any Jews to appear before the minister. The Jewish leaders of the city were worried. They were sure if they were allowed to present a petition to the minister, describing the evils of the general, he would report it back to the queen, who was known to be fair and treated everyone well. But how to accomplish it was the question. They all gathered in the main synagogue to formulate a plan of action. At the height of the discussion, someone suggested using Nachumka. “If anyone could get through closed doors, it would be he,” he said. The others thought it was a good idea, and they sent for the jester. “Nachumka,” they told him when he arrived, “time is short and our lives are in great danger. Every day it grows worse for us, and at this rate we may expect a pogrom. We have prepared a petition to present to the queen’s minister, but we have no way of getting it to him. Therefore, we rely on your cunning and guile to do so.” For once in his life Nachumka was serious. He thought for a moment and then said, “I am flattered that you chose me to act as your emissary. I also realize the grave danger involved. But I will not shirk my responsibility. I pray that G-d, in His mercy, will guide me and show me the right path to follow. If I fail, G-d forbid, then I request that you take care of my wife and children.”

“That we will do,” they promised him. “We will not ask how you intend to accomplish your mission, for we rely on your cunning to devise a way. May G-d be with you.”

The Minister Arrives

A few days later, the minister arrived. The general arranged a huge parade for him and at its conclusion there was a banquet. Officials from all over the city came to meet the prime minister and present him with petitions for the queen. When the time came to present the petitions, a large line formed and as each person was presented to the minister, he gave him a letter or said a few words which were marked down as a record for Her Royal Highness. At the end of the line appeared a farmer, dressed in the clothes of his trade. He, too, presented himself before the minister. “What is your request?” asked the minister, while the general and other officials crowded around him. The farmer trembled momentarily, moved back and bowed low to the minister. “I have a letter to give to Your Honor,” he replied. With that, he gave the minister a sealed envelope. The minister opened the envelope and looked at it with amazement. “Why, this is only a blank piece of paper!” he exclaimed. “It contains no writing whatsoever.” The farmer took the paper, looked at it and cried aloud, “Woe is me! This letter wanted privacy, and now the letter flew away. If Your Honor will have patience I will look for the words and put them back onto the sheet.” With that, he fell on his knees and began to search the floor. Everyone crowded around him watching the spectacle. After a while, he rose and began to cry, “Your Honor,” he wailed, “what can I now tell the people who sent me? All is lost. Apparently the words were too shy when they saw such a crowd and they disappeared.” The general looked at the man and

began to laugh. “Must be some lunatic,” he mused to himself.

Seeks Privacy

But the minister caught the farmer’s eye and then announced in an authoritative voice: “Come with me to my private chamber!” Leaving everyone standing in the main hall, the minister led the farmer to a private room. “I see through your act,” the minister said. “I realize you wanted privacy. What it is all about?” “May you be blessed,” answered the farmer. “You are as brilliant as they say. I am a Jew, and the Jewish community of this town has sent me. The general, who is an enemy of the Jews, would not permit us to come see you.” Then he gave him another letter, which listed all the evils that the general had done to them. “I was wondering why no Jews appeared to welcome me at this reception,” said the minister. “When I questioned the general about this, he told me that the Jews were too busy cheating and stealing money to bother to come here.” The farmer, who was Nachumka, then told the minister how the Jews were being used by the general to fill his own coffers. How he imposed taxes, which were never turned over to the queen’s treasury, presenting the minister with documented evidence. The minister took all the letters and evidence and said, “You are a wise person to see me privately, for the general would have surely killed you if he saw what you are giving me. Be assured that this will receive speedy action.” The following morning the minister departed. A few days later the general was summoned to the Royal Palace, exiled and placed in charge of a small village in Siberia. The Jews of that city celebrated the event and blessed G-d for saving them from the evil clutches of another Haman. Every Jew in Russia revered the name of Nachumka the Jester and, if asked, could explain why a jester has a high place in Gan Eden.


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A community holds a rally to protest the new mall.

Running Out Of Time Chapter 60 “Your Avi has a heart of gold,” Rabbi Shifrin remarked to Reb Michoel, who kept in almost daily contact with Avi and his new mentor. “Yes, despite the fact that he’s been through so much,” Reb Michoel sighed, without getting into the details. The despondency in his voice was enough to give Rabbi Shifrin an indication of the boy’s difficult background. “He gave me a gift yesterday,” Rabbi Shifrin added, trying to lighten the mood. “A child-size stool with a matching desk, all handmade at your father’s workshop. A real work of art! He said it would be perfect to keep my grandchildren entertained when they come to visit.” “Carpentry and other crafts are so good for boys like Avi,” Reb Michoel agreed. “They have an outlet for their frustration, and more importantly, they can express themselves positively and constructively. It’s challenging, rewarding, and also relaxing. In the long run, the physical work also helps them focus on learning.” “Avi is learning,” Rabbi Shifrin hastened to reassure Reb Michoel. “He comes along with your father to the rav’s Daf Yomi shiur and learns by himself, in a corner. But what he really needs is a proper framework, to settle into some kind of yeshivah for boys like him. You probably thought that he could enroll where I work, but it’s for boys younger than him.” Reb Michoel sighed again. “There aren’t enough yeshivos like that in Eretz Yisrael, and the ones that exist are usually very hard to get into. They like keeping them small, to maintain the warm, closeknit environment, which is so important.

I’ve checked out several places, but so far I haven’t found anything suitable.” “And I understand that you need him to stay with your father for the time being,” Rabbi Shifrin added. “Avi is definitely a bracha, and I feel much better knowing he’s around. But I would never keep him there just to help my father. The minute I find him a suitable yeshivah, I’ll send him off and find somebody to stay with my father,” Reb Michoel replied. “You know, something just occurred to me,” Rabbi Shifrin said slowly. “Give me a few days, and I’ll get back to you.”

*** “I’m not losing enough,” I sighed to Yonasan as we walked home from school. “I’ve been dieting seriously for two months already, and I’ve barely made it to seven pounds.” Yonasan listened in silence as I spilled out all my frustration. “I eat almost nothing but fruit and veggies,” I complained. “I walk and walk – I don’t know what else I can do! – and still, no results.” “What does the dietician say?” Yonasan asked. “He’s satisfied with my progress,” I admitted. “He says that I’ve really lost more than I think because I’m also growing taller, and that it doesn’t matter how much I’m losing as long as I’m on the downward trend.” “So what’s the problem?” Yonasan wondered, mystified. I wasn’t sure how to answer. Yonasan was such a good friend; he listened, sympathized, and really cared. For a moment I

was ashamed of myself, but then I decided to tell him the truth. “It’s the bike,” I confessed, talking about my deal with Auntie Breindel, who’d promised to put aside twenty-five shekel for every pound I lost, until I reached twenty pounds. “I can’t exactly start telling her stories about growing taller. It’ll sound ridiculous!” Yonasan reluctantly agreed with me, but then he made a quick calculation and said that if I continued losing weight at the same rate I was now, I would hit twenty pounds in less than four months. “Four months is ages!” I groaned. Yonasan just shrugged. “If you count every minute and every hour of the next four months and complain about every cookie you can’t eat and spend the days waiting until you can pop that potato chip in, then yes, four months is a long time. But if you just let it ride, you’ll see. The time will go by pretty fast.” Yonasan was right, as usual. Like Dr. Brown always says, I need to change the way I think, somehow flip a switch in my brain. Dr. Brown calls it “thinking thin.” He is fond of telling us that food looks nice for a reason – so that we can enjoy the appearance, and not feel the need to pop it into our mouths. “You know, I was actually thinking of trying out something one of the guys in the group suggested,” I said thoughtfully. Yochanan’s idea about taanis sha’os sounded like something I could manage myself. If I could train my body not to want to eat between meals, then maybe I would start to lose weight much faster. That mountain bike loomed tantalizingly near. I wondered if maybe, just


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maybe, it would be mine this summer… *** Nate’s bad mood was contagious. He stared at the blisters that had appeared on his once-soft hands and spat in disgust. “This is what the pioneers must have felt like,” he griped bitterly, “those guys who were paid to drain the swamplands.” Zack and Sam also sat down for a much-needed break. The garden hadn’t seemed so large until they’d started weeding it, but now, it seemed endless. Every square inch meant another hour of work. Perhaps it wouldn’t have been so terrible if their boss had been slightly more considerate, but Mr. Beller, the director, had never learned the art of interpersonal relationships, and acted like he owned his employees. In the two weeks Nate, Sam, and Zack had been working in his garden, they hadn’t heard one positive word from the man. He never complimented them on the sections of garden they’d cleared, or on the perfectly pruned rosebushes. All he ever noticed was the work that remained to be done, the areas that still appeared neglected, and the odd piece of litter on the ground. The boys had the support of Reb Michoel and Rabbi Luria, who bestowed boundless warmth, smiles, and good words upon them. But it wasn’t enough, and now the boys were at the end of their rope. Whatever their home lives had been like, they hadn’t been forced to rake earth to earn their meals, and the food had been much better too! Zack didn’t mind the work as much as the others, but their bad moods affected him, and he hated working in such an atmosphere. And Reb Michoel was well aware of what was going on, though he didn’t yet know what to do about it. “I need to find them a better place, and fast,” he told Rivka one evening, “or they’ll be out of here before we know it.” Telephone calls to Rabbi Shifrin grew

more frequent. Now, it was no longer just Avi, but also Nate, Sam, and Zack who were needed a warm, inspirational environment and learning framework. Reb Michoel knew that time was against him. The boys’ patience was wearing thin and on the verge of snapping. There was nothing tying them to him or to Tzefas, and he knew they could just get up and go without leaving a forwarding address… It was following a particularly long, exhausting week that Reb Michoel arrived in Yerushalayim to visit his father. He stopped in the local shul for Minchah, where for the first time, he met Rabbi Shifrin face-to-face. The latter was extremely impressed by the young man’s fine character and understanding heart that longed to reach out and touch the souls of troubled youth. And he was delighted that he had some interesting news to share. “There’s a chance that we might be able to establish our own yeshivah for these boys,” he told Reb Michoel. “One of my former students, a baal teshuvah, is quite wealthy. As a graduate of my yeshivah, he appreciates the value and necessity of such an endeavor, and he’s willing to finance the bulk of a place that would accommodate approximately ten to fifteen boys. I’ve been speaking with mechanchim and rabbanim, people experienced with these types of schools. It’s important to figure out the best way to run it so we can solicit government funding and also appeal to potential donors.” Reb Michoel was astounded by the news, and he felt his heart filling with exhilaration at the notion of being a partner in such a special enterprise. But his happy mood evaporated all too quickly. Just half an hour later, when he knocked on his father’s door, he found him anxious and downcast. Old Mr. Sofer had begun to despair. Only twenty yards away from his house, the lights in

the dilapidated Shimoni cottage were blazing brightly, and there were loud noises – voices and music – emanating from there too. Mr. Sofer sadly told his son about the tractor that had come into the valley just a week ago, and how it looked like all their efforts to get the project stopped in its tracks were in vain. “But it was all a farce!” Avi interrupted. “My friend Danny has been eavesdropping on those guys, and he heard them planning the whole thing with the tractor. It was all a sham!” “It may have been a sham, but it still proves that these men are serious. They have a goal, and they’ll stop at nothing to reach it,” Mr. Sofer countered. “Abba, it’s important for you to stay calm,” Reb Michoel said. “The most important thing is your health. We’re doing everything we can to fight these men. You just keep on davening!” Despite his outburst, Avi wasn’t as optimistic. “I know these types,” he said darkly to Reb Michoel, after his father had retired for the night. “They won’t give up without a fight. Apparently they’ve got a friend in the municipality who’s helping them with all the paperwork. And they’re not short for money either…” It had been a quick visit, and Reb Michoel had to leave already. As he headed down the valley path, past the Shimoni cottage, he wondered if it might help to pay those men a visit… I suppose it can’t hurt, he thought to himself, as he turned resolutely toward the cottage and strode down the cracked stone path. His knock at the door was answered almost immediately. A tall man with hard features opened and stared at him, and inside, he could see an inner room where Shai Shimoni was sitting on a swivel chair, deeply engrossed in a heated conversation on his cell phone. Shai looked up for an instant, and his eyes glinted dangerously at his unexpected guest.


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