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Jeremie Berrebi and his business partner have been called the most active angel investors in the world. For several years now they’ve invested a minimum of $150,000 a week in one or two startup companies. Today, their fund, Kima Ventures, has a stake in more than 250 companies located in 29 countries, including Pakistan, Australia, and Norway. Jeremie, 35, lives in Bnei Brak with his wife and their 10 children, and has achieved a remarkable degree of success while maintaining a strong adherence to Torah. The Jewish Press recently caught up with him to discuss his life and outlook. The Jewish Press: Give us a little biographical background. Berrebi: I was born in Paris in 1978 and lived there until my aliyah in 2004. My parents were traditionalists; they kept kosher at home but not complete Shabbat. Now they are fully observant. I entered an Orthodox school, Ohr Joseph, when I was six years old. My school was haredi but the students were not. The school did an excellent job

WASHINGTON – Now that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have screeched to a halt, U.S. officials are apportioning blame, and a big share is going to Israel. In an interview with Nahum Barnea, a veteran diplomatic affairs writer for the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, anonymous members of the U.S. negotiating team said Israel’s settlement activity was a principal cause of the breakdown in talks last month. “There are a lot of reasons for the peace effort’s failure, but people in Israel shouldn’t ignore the bitter truth – the primary sabotage came from the settlements,” one of the officials said. “The Palestinians don’t believe that Israel really intends to let them found a state when, at the same time, it is building settlements on the territory meant for that state.”

It seemed clear that a U.S. pullback from the process was in the works now, said Aaron David Miller, a U.S. Middle East peace negotiator under Democratic and Republican presidents and currently a vice president at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank, who said he had read through the Barnea interview four times over the weekend. There had appeared for the last few weeks to be internal debate within the Obama administration over whether to keep trying to get the sides back to the table despite increasingly acrimonious exchanges between Israel and the Palestinians, or whether to take a break. President Obama in an April 25 press conference seemed ready to take a break. “There may come a point at which there just needs to be a pause and both sides need to look at the alternatives,” he said. Marie Harf, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman,

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Officials Fear Spiraling Price Tag Violence Could Provoke Third Intifada By Steve K. Walz Jewish Press Israel Correspondent JERUSALEM – The rising number of so-called price tag (known in Hebrew as tag mechir) attacks committed by Jewish anarchists against Palestinians in Judea and Samaria and Israeli Arabs in cities across Israel, as well as reprisal attacks perpetrated by Arabs against Jews – highlighted by the murder of a 20-year-old girl from Afula – has confounded the Israeli Police and Shin Bet security service, who have been unable to stem the spiraling violence. IDF and police intelligence sources have warned that price tag attacks committed by radical Jewish settlers against Arab mosques and churches in Judea and Samaria, as well as in Jerusalem, Latrun (near Modiin) and Umm el-Fahm (near Haifa), have

the potential to spark a third intifada in the near future. Though the Israel Police announced the arrests of at least seven Jewish teenagers allegedly associated with the price tag attacks against Israeli Arab targets and a married couple from the Samarian settlement of Yitzhar, the police have found it difficult to put an end to a growing phenomenon that has seen random acts of vandalism committed against innocent Israeli Arabs. In several instances, Israeli TV news programs showed security camera videos depicting brazen acts of price tag vandalism allegedly committed by hooded Jewish teens. Commenting on price tag attacks, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Yom HaZikaron earlier this week, “There is a lot of work ahead of us. We must strive to be a state… that fights to the end against

racism, against violence and against xenophobia. A state that must fight with an iron first against the terror which is wrongly called ‘price tag’ – an ugly phenomenon which has no connection to Jewish values and morals, and whose aim is to harm Arabs only because they are Arabs.” The Yitzhar settlement has been the central flashpoint for young Jewish anarchists who have not only purportedly committed price tag attacks against Palestinians but have also openly attacked IDF soldiers and Border Police with stones and bottles. Though the citizens of Yitzhar generally support the IDF and have condemned the violence, the settlement’s council has been unable to convince the radicals to end their violent campaigns. Some of the anarchists have close ties to the spiritual leaders of Yitzhar’s controversial Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva.

Cardinal John O’Connor Was A Jew Cardinal John O’Connor, the late archbishop of New York, was halachically Jewish, according to new research. O’Connor’s sister, Mary O’Connor Ward, recently discovered through genealogical research that her mother, Dorothy Gumple O’Connor, was born Jewish but converted to Catholicism before she met and married the O’Connors’ father. Ward told the newspaper Catholic New York that she does not know whether the late cardinal, who died in 2000 at age 80, knew that his mother had been Jewish. Ward said her mother never spoke about her Jewish roots but that when she was growing up, she “surmised” that her mother was a convert. According to halacha, or Jewish law, anyone with a Jewish mother is considered Jewish. O’Connor had close ties with New York’s Jewish community, often describing Jews as Catholics’ “elder brothers”; marched in protests to free Soviet Jews; visited the site of the Dachau concentration camp; and joined Jews in commemorating the Ho-

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locaust. A native of Philadelphia, O’Connor became an auxiliary bishop in 1979 and bishop of Scranton, Pa., in 1983. In 1984, Pope John Paul II named him archbishop of New York, a position he held until his death, and O’Connor was made a cardinal in 1985. Ward said her brother would have been proud of his Jewish roots. She credited her daughter, Eileen Ward Christian, for pushing her to conduct the research that led to the Jewish discovery. Catholic New York’s Claudia McDonnell noted two of Cardinal O’Connor many incidents in the cardinal’s life that pointed to his deeply felt connection with the Jewish people: On May 3, 1987, he watched thousands march down Fifth Avenue protesting the oppression of Soviet Jews. Later he joined the protesters at a rally near the United Nations and told them, “As I stood on the steps of St.

U.S. Pins Blame On Israel (Continued from Front Page)

on Monday for the first time confirmed to reporters that the talks were “suspended” when she was asked about the Barnea article. Israel had formally suspended the talks on April 24, but Secretary of State John Kerry had kept his team in the region in hopes of getting the sides back together. Martin Indyk, the top U.S. negotiator, has “returned to the United States for consultations with the secretary and the White House,” Harf said. “As we assess the next steps in the U.S. efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, it is premature, quite frankly, to speculate on what those steps will be or what will happen.” She denied reports that Kerry was disbanding his negotiations team and that Indyk was returning to the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, which he led before rejoining government last year. Blaming Israel would be counterproductive, Miller said.

Patrick’s Cathedral this morning and watched you stream by, I could only be proud of those who streamed out of Egypt several thousand years ago, winning freedom for themselves and for all of us. They are your ancestors, and they are mine.” He added, “I am proud to be this day, with you, a Jew.” At a synagogue service in 1988 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis destroyed synagogues and Jewish homes and stores in Germany and Austria, the cardinal told the congregation that he had placed a candle in the window of his residence on Madison Avenue. “That candle says, to those who would accuse, ‘Paint your swastika on the walls of my house, because herein lives a spiritual Semite,’ ” he said. Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., superior general of the Sisters of Life, a women’s religious congregation founded by O’Connor, said the cardinal’s visit to Dachau 1975 had an immense influence on him. “The men and women who died at Dachau shaped his adult life,” agreed Sister Maris Stella Karalekas of the Sisters of Life, who has spent years researching O’Connor’s life. “They could have been his relatives. He was so deeply connected to the Jewish people.” — Jewish Press staff, JTA, Catholic New York

“The notion that the peace process collapsed because of settlement activity is a willful distortion of reality,” he said. The sides, Miller added, were simply too far apart on the core issues, including borders, the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees and the recognition of Israel as the nation-state of the Jews. Einat Wilf, a former Knesset member who was in the Labor Party and then the breakaway Independence faction, said the Americans were recognizing the reality that they could not force the process. “If the Israelis and Palestinians are not reaching an agreement, it is not because they need an enthusiastic mediator,” said Wilf, who was visiting with Washington. “They are not incapable children. If they are not making decisions, it is because they are assessing their alternatives.” Harf, the State Department spokeswoman, was careful to blame both sides in her briefing Monday for reporters, noting the Palestinians’ application to join international conventions and their unity talks with Hamas. (JTA)


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Editorial Two Court Decisions Of Note Two federal court decisions of major significance to our community were handed down on Monday. In one case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment does not bar localities from beginning legislative sessions (such as city council meetings) with plainly religious prayer, even when clergy members presenting the prayers are invariably Christian and the prayers invoked are Christian in nature. In the second case, a Manhattan federal district judge dismissed a complaint filed by Palestinians (including several American citizens) residing in the West bank against Ateret Cohanim, the One Israel Fund (to be distinguished from the New Israel Fund), and three other organizations that support Israeli settlers – the Hebron Fund, the Central Fund of Israel and the Christian Friends of Israeli Communities. All were sued under federal terrorism statutes over their providing financial support to settlers and settlements (which the plaintiffs claimed were terrorist groups). In the 5-4 ruling in the first case, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion: Ceremonial prayer is but a recognition that, since this Nation was founded and until the present day, many Americans deem that their own existence must be understood by precepts far beyond the authority of government‌. Legislative prayer has become part of our heritage and tradition, part of our expressive idiom, similar to the Pledge of Allegiance, inaugural prayer, or the recitation of “God save the United States and this honorable Courtâ€? at the opening of this Court’s sessions‌. As to the lack of participation by non-Christian clergy, Justice Kennedy noted there was no claim that any effort was made to exclude anyone. Rather, he said, there was simply no outreach to non-Christians. Of particular interest to us is the friend-of- the-court brief submitted by the noted constitutional lawyer Nathan Lewin in support of allowing the opening prayers. The brief cited a 1963 responsum of Rav Moshe Feinstein regarding Christian prayer, as well as the opinion expressed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe when the Supreme Court invalidated the New York State Regents prayer in 1962.

Significantly, in his concurring opinion, Justice Samuel Alito cited and relied on Mr. Lewin’s presentation. As Mr. Lewin notes in the brief, “Contrary to common misconception, Jewish Law does not condemn Christian prayer.â€? Indeed, when filing the brief he had said, “The Supreme Court must be informed this time that America’s Jewish community is not unanimous in objecting to Christian prayer or in the suppression of pleas for Divine blessings at governmental sessions.â€? We couldn’t agree more. In the second case, Mr. Lewin represented the above-named organizations that had been sued because of their support for settlements. It is a somewhat involved story, but essentially consists of the following: The federal Anti-terrorism Act provides that “[a] ny national of the United States injured‌by reason of an act of international terrorism‌may sue‌in any appropriate district court of the United States and shall recover threefold the damages he or she sustains.â€? The Alien Tort Statute provides that “[t]he district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.â€? Other laws prohibit giving financial support to terrorists. In the context of these laws, the plaintiffs charged that “The Settlersâ€? are Israeli citizens who live in the settlements and perpetrated attacks on Palestinian residents in the territories which are intended to “coerce, intimidate and influence the Israeli government and public and thereby ultimately bring the ultimate expulsion of the Palestinian residents from Occupied Palestine.â€? The defendant organizations are identified as “purported charitiesâ€? that collect donations totaling “millions of dollarsâ€? that they wire “directly to the Settlers and the Illegal Settlements.â€? The funds are used to “build and maintain the Illegal Settlements, illegally take land in Occupied Palestine, to support the attacks by the Settlers on Palestinians living in Occupied Palestine, and to support the terrorist acts of the Settlers against Palestinians and other persons in Occupied Palestine.â€? This was plainly a transparent attempt to con-

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Correction

A letter to the editor in last week’s issue mistakenly cited One Israel Fund as one of the pro-boycott groups that have been permitted to march in next month’s Celebrate Israel Parade. The letter should have read New Israel Fund, an entirely different group, of course. One Israel Fund is dedicated to supporting the welfare and safety of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria as well as Jews who were adversely affected by the 2005 Gaza expulsion. We regret the error.

Kerry’s ‘Apartheid’ Remark

Secretary of State John Kerry’s “not for publication� comment behind closed doors, warning Israel it risked being labeled an apartheid state, is certainly not in the best interests of either Israel or the U.S. (“Lawmakers Rip Kerry Over ‘Apartheid’ Remark,� news story, May 2).

In the face of criticism for the remark, Kerry predictably fell back on his self-proclaimed “lifetime commitment to Israel’s security.� True or not, it rings hollow in the face of his atrocious comment, which only encouraged anti-Semites, BDS proponents, and Arab leaders. Myron Hecker New City, NY

Thumbs Up To Rabbi Wein

As a history instructor, I found Rabbi Berel Wein’s May 2 op-ed “Why Many Orthodox Jews Can’t Face Up to History� to be a breath of fresh air highlighting a growing divide in Orthodox education. Some of us were taught to regard our sages as humans capable of making mistakes but still deserving of our respect, while others are taught that our sages are perfect in everything they do, incapable of making errors. I remember attending a Kuf Alef Kislev commemoration in Williamsburg last December that celebrated the liberation of Satmar Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum, zt�l, from the Ber-

gen-Belsen death camp. Plenty of words were spoken and songs sung about the miraculous rescue and escape, but nothing was said about Rudolf Kastner, the secular Zionist who arranged the rescue. I felt dismay at the apparent lack of hakarat hatov and revision of history I witnessed that evening. If certain sectors of Orthodoxy could not accept the reality of the Holocaust and Zionism l’hatchila – when they were happening – could they at least reconcile themselves to them bedieved – after the fact? Sergey Kadinsky Fresh Meadows, NY

Thumbs Down To Rabbi Wein

A historian should record facts of history and not resort to sweeping, judgmental statements. And a Torah-observant historian should convey history with an authentic Torah hashkafa rather than the secular mindset reflected in Rabbi Wein’s article.

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Op-Ed

Rejection Of J Street Best Possible Outcome…For J Street By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

A backlash has been growing in the aftermath of the failed bid by J Street for admission to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The group that represents the largest denomination of American Jewry, the Union of Reform Judaism, is demanding that the Conference change its one group, one vote policy while also openly threatening to leave the umbrella group. An official of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly is also demanding changes. Meanwhile liberal commentators are blasting the Conference for its 22-17 vote to deny entry the leftwing lobby and making extravagant claims about this vote symbolizing the growing alienation of the Jewish establishment from the wishes of most of those it purports to represent. Which means that, all things considered, the defeat at the Conference was the best possible outcome for the left-wing organization that came into existence not to fit in and cooperate with existing Jewish groups and coalitions but to blow them up. The negative vote enables J Street and its various leftwing sympathizers to play the victim and boosts their agenda to first delegitimize groups like the Conference and AIPAC and then to replace them. But while it is understandable that the Reform and Conservative movements would join the lament about J Street’s defeat in order to assuage some of their liberal constituents who support the left-wing lobby, they should be careful about advancing any agenda that could undermine umbrella groups like Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@ commentarymagazine.com.

the Conference. While such organizations can seem at times to be irrelevant to the day-to-day business of American Jewry, they still serve a vital purpose. If the non-Orthodox denominations help J Street destroy them, they will soon learn that not only will it be difficult to replace them but also they and their constituents will not be well served by the politicized chaos that follows. Only hours after its defeat, J Street was already attempting to make hay from the vote with a fundraising e-mail sent out to their list. It read, in part: Thank you, Malcolm Hoenlein and the Conference of Presidents. Yesterday’s rejection of our bid to join the Conference validates the reason for J Street: those claiming to speak for the entire Jewish community don’t in fact represent the full diversity of pro-Israel views in our community – or even its prevailing views. Thus despite J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami’s public expression of disappointment about the vote, the group was clearly prepared all along to exploit a rejection to further its campaign to brand both AIPAC and the Conference as out of touch. J Street came into existence hoping to do just that, but over the course of the last five years failed miserably to do so. Though J Street’s raison d’être was to serve as a Jewish cheerleader for Obama administration pressure on Israel, it has little influence on Capitol Hill and has even, to its dismay, sometimes been repudiated by a president it supports unconditionally. Thus it hopes to use this incident to gain more traction against mainstream groups. But those, like Haaretz’s Chemi Shalev, who are using this vote to bash pro-Israel groups should be ask-

ing themselves why so many members of the Conference, which already includes left-wing organizations like Americans for Peace Now and Ameinu, would vote against adding one more to its ranks. The reason is that many centrist groups clearly resented J Street’s unwarranted pretensions to speak for American Jewry and to undermine the broad-based AIPAC. The Conference was created to provide a way for a diverse and cantankerous Jewish community a single structure with which it could deal with the U.S. government. And though its members have often disagreed, and true consensus between left and right is often impossible, the Conference still provides Congress and the executive branch an address through which they can reach a broad and diverse coalition of Jewish organizations. Adding one more organization on the left wouldn’t have changed that – but unlike other left-leaning groups, J Street has never had any interest in playing ball with rivals or allies. Its purpose is not to enrich and broaden that consensus but to destroy it. And that was something groups that had no real ideological fight with J Street rightly feared. Moreover, the arguments that only groups like J Street can speak to Jewish youth are also easily debunked. Rather than seek to bolster the efforts of pro-Israel groups on American campuses, J Street’s cohorts seem more interested in making common cause with anti-Zionist and pro-BDS groups than in standing together with the courageous Jews who are resisting the boycotters. Including J Street in the Presidents Conference would not have strengthened Jewish unity or the community’s outreach to youth. J Street may have failed miserably in its effort to defeat AIPAC in Washington, but its campaign to trash the pro-Israel consensus and replace it with one that seeks to undermine the Jewish state is still very much alive.

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The Internet’s Mussar By Rabbi GIL STUDENT

Rabbi Gil Student is editor-in-chief and publisher of TorahMusings.com.

spectacle, what I call the Internet’s mussar. Someone is watching. Whenever you use technology, your activity is registered in a database that will be mined for information. Hopefully, your data will only be used for marketing purposes. Unwanted e-mail is no more than a nuisance. However, in theory, someone with enough access and expertise can piece together your activity and interests. Every time you cross a bridge and pay with EZ-Pass, your travel can be tracked. When you got on a bus or train and pay by card, your movements are registered. Whenever you buy anything electronically or even just view a website, your interests are recorded. All this data is maintained. Someone is watching. I am not encouraging paranoia. The likelihood of someone piecing this data together in anything other than an innocuous way is low. I doubt the average citizen has much to worry about. However, criminals should be wary. When you commit a crime, your past activity can be dug up and analyzed. This is the Internet’s mussar. As Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai lay on his deathbed, some of his students asked for his blessing (Berachos 28b). He said to them: “May your fear of Heaven be like your fear of other people.” Surprised, they asked him why it should not be greater. He replied, “If only. When a person sins, he is only concerned that no one see him.” Our Creator, our Father and Judge, is often hard to see in this world. In our busy routines we neglect anything that is not immediately apparent. But we are embarrassed in front of our boss, our spouse, our neighbors, whom we see every day. If only we could channel that same embarrassment to God, we would be much better people and much better Jews. We

would act properly whenever in His presence, which is all times and places. If we can learn to fear the surveillance of the Internet, we can learn to fear God’s constant watching. I remember my first online purchase. I quickly checked to make sure my credit card was charged properly and monitored my account regularly to ensure the information was not stolen and misused. A year later, I was so used to buying online that I didn’t think twice about it. I had lost my fear of the Internet through habit. As recent news reports rekindle our interest in protecting our personal data, as we become more aware of our electronic activity, we remember to fear even what is not immediately apparent. If only we could channel that same amount of care to our religious activity. Fear of Heaven does not mean social paralysis. It means being careful to do what is right, to treat others properly, to fulfill our obligations without cutting corners. The unexamined life is often said to be not worth living. Perhaps social media was created to uphold that sad, lonely worldview. Judaism teaches that every life, created by the Almighty and endowed with His image, is worth living. However, the unselfexamined life is destined for disappointment, failing to live up to its full potential due to dulling force of habit. Fear of God should inspire us, keep us on our toes, make sure we are always careful to do our best. Just as maintaining our cyber-security requires constant vigilance, keeping our religious standards always demands constant care. Someone is always watching our electronic activity. Some One – a kind and caring but demanding God – is always watching our every move and thought.

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An associate professor of sociology at Princeton University, Janet Vertesi, recently made news when she publicized her nine-month long efforts to keep her pregnancy entirely secret from marketers. She fastidiously kept all mention off of social media and made all pregnancy-related purchases with cash rather than credit cards. In today’s age, that was quite a feat. She even used an anonymizing web browsing service so her identifying IP address would not register her expecting interests. She had learned the Internet’s ethics lesson, its mussar. Edward Snowden is the infamous computer consultant who revealed countless documents from the NSA’s clandestine surveillance program. Currently an international fugitive residing in Russia beyond the reach of US extradition, Snowden continues to leak confidential information about the vast extent of technological spying. Story after story, headline after headline, he throws the Internet’s mussar lesson at us so hard that we can only ignore it through the unbearable force of inertia. Yet sometimes we must remind ourselves of the obvious. I take no position on the political and legal implications of Snowden’s revelations. Whether he violated the law or the NSA did, or both; whether he was right to tell the world about these activities or he jeopardized national security by doing so; whether the US government should pursue him with the full power of its robust law enforcement capabilities or should let him be. These are all questions for debate by people with greater expertise than I possess. But I have learned one lesson from the ongoing


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Walking A Mile With Their Cell Phones By Rabbi NAPHTALI HOFF

I think I’m finally beginning to understand. For a few years now we have been hearing about “Half Shabbos,” a phenomenon in which our youth engage in forbidden technology-related activities on Shabbos, such as texting and Internet surfing. Various reasons have been offered by educators and other pundits to explain the phenomenon and a number of suggestions have been made about how best to address it. (I, too, wrote on this topic, including an oped in these pages in June 2011 titled “From Half to Full.”) I wrote about the subject with a certain uneasiness; something kept gnawing at me, telling me I did not really understand the dilemma about which I claimed expertise. While I felt confident that my logic was sound and my strategies were useful, I still could not really place myself in young people’s shoes and comprehend what drove them to engage in such activity. I was no digital native (when I was young we still had corner phone booths) and never had experienced technology from that vantage point. I may have stayed in bed up late at night listening to the radio, but I never had the regular experience of communicating with classmates or others at 2 a.m. But all of that changed for me during my recent professional transition to executive and educational coaching and consulting. Sure, as head of school (my previous post) I had to be an active user of e-mail, SMS and other communication portals. My phone was positioned reliably on my hip and would be taken out countless times daily as I engaged with various constituents. Still, I was largely content to put my smartphone away for Shabbos, if only because it gave me a day of respite from the 24/6 nature of school Rabbi Naphtali Hoff is an executive and educational coach and consultant and president of Impactful Coaching and Consulting (ImpactfulCoaching.com). He can be reached at info@impactfulcoaching.com.

leadership. (Technically, it was 24/7 if you count Kiddush at shul and other communal functions, but at least there I could respond in real time to a real person, not an avatar.) As I moved into my new line of work I began to use social media in a way I never had previously. I had a largely unused Facebook account and was not “on” LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+. Nor had I ever uploaded a video to YouTube. Now, I have accounts with each of the aforementioned and use them often as a means of sharing content, developing my brand and engaging with present and potential clients. Part of the reason for this is, as noted above, to get my name “out there” and develop credibility. However, I feel that much of this urge to post regularly emerges from the “when in Rome” mentality that affects so many of us. If every “thought leader” out there is posting to his or her Twitter account umpteen times daily, what would it say about me if mine was largely inactive? How would it look if I did not continually have relevant, fresh content to share? Following this recent experience, I feel I now better understand our children’s struggles. For many of them, technology is not just another activity that is forbidden on Shabbos, such as writing, cooking and the like. It is a way of life, a part of their existence so deep and entrenched that it is extremely difficult to abstain from for even one day a week. The dependency is so strong that if there aren’t strict rules in place as there are in many schools (where phones are banned entirely or must be checked in to the office at the beginning of the day and kept there until dismissal), our children will invariably succumb to the pull of their technology, especially if their friends are “on.” After all, nobody wants to come across as less socially adept or relevant, even for a brief period. This is particularly true for teenagers. Of course, that is not to say that we must capitulate. Shabbos is Shabbos and must be preserved

with all of the sanctity and holiness it demands and deserves. Our children should better understand the special gift we have and the opportunity that shutting down offers in terms of time for Torah study, deepened familial relationships, and the chance to hone our intrapersonal awareness. Still, by seeing things from our children’s perspective, we can let them know we “get it” and begin to appreciate their abstinence even more. I am reminded of a powerful story of empathy, one that speaks directly to the issue at hand. Rav Aryeh Levin of Jerusalem, zt”l, was immortalized by Simcha Raz’s book, A Tzaddik in Our Time, Feldheim, 1976). In the book, Raz relates that Rav Levin once attempted to sway a storekeeper to close his doors for Shabbos. The owner was obstinate; couldn’t the rabbi see how much business would be lost if he closed? Rav Levin was undeterred. Late in the afternoon one Friday, the elderly Jew entered the store already dressed in his regal Shabbos attire. He took a chair and sat down in the back. The owner was intrigued by the rabbi’s presence but was unable to attend to him due to the bustle of customers. When he finally approached Rav Levin and asked if he could be of assistance, the latter politely declined. An hour later Rav Levin got up to leave. He said to the storekeeper, “I sat here so that I could see what your challenges are. I see that your store is very busy and that many customers enter even after sunset. But what can we do? It’s still Shabbos!” And with that he walked out. The owner committed at that very moment to never keep his store open on Shabbos again. We may never understand our children’s pull to their devices. So much of their activity seems juvenile and at the same time too hopelessly complex for us to properly engage and comprehend. But we need to know the problem is not going away any time soon, and that we need to find real answers with which to address it.

Making A Deal With The Devil By N. AARON TROODLER The announcement that the Palestine Liberation Organization, which essentially is the parent organization of the Palestinian Authority, had entered into a unity agreement with Hamas might have been the last straw. As the United States was working feverishly to extend the April 29 deadline for the peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas openly thumbed his nose at the U.S. and slammed the door on the peace process, perhaps for the final time. By agreeing to end their feud and form a unity government with Hamas, which has been deemed a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, Abbas and the Palestinian Authority sent a decisive and disturbing message that they are not interested in peace. The United States did not pull any punches in delivering a sharp response to the news. “The timing was troubling and we were certainly disappointed in the announcement,” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki. “This could seriously complicate our efforts – not just our efforts, but the efforts between the parties, more importantly, to extend the negotiations.” She added, “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations between the parties. It’s hard to see how Israel can be expected to N. Aaron Troodler is an attorney and principal of Paul Revere Public Relations, a public relations and political consulting firm. Visit him on the web at TroodlersTake.blogspot.com, PaulReverePR.com or JewishWorldPR.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @troodler.

negotiate with a government that does not believe in its right to exist.” In response to the PA’s move, Israel announced it was suspending the peace talks. “Instead of choosing peace, [Abbas] formed an alliance with a murderous terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel,” said Prime Minister Netanyahu. “[Abbas] has formed an alliance with an organization whose covenant calls for Muslims to fight and kill Jews. Whoever chooses the terrorism of Hamas does not want peace.” Over the years, individuals on all sides of the issue have debated the merits of the seemingly endless peace process and questioned the feasibility of achieving a lasting and genuine peace agreement. However, the fact is that the present situation, which has continued to deteriorate, is untenable and unsustainable. Sadly, we have seen the physical and emotional toll that the endless barrage of rockets fired from Gaza has on Israel and the detrimental effect it has on the thousands of men, women, and children who live under a constant threat of attack. We know how damaging and destructive the Hamas terrorists, who are lurking in the shadows waiting to strike, can be. Peace is critical to the continued survival of Israel. Israelis pray for peace. They yearn for peace. They need peace. Yet peace continues to elude them. Unfortunately, it is a classic Catch-22 situation. Many have questioned the ability of the PA to enter into a peace agreement with Israel when it is not representative of the entire Palestinian Arab world and is at odds with Hamas, which in effect controls Gaza. At the same time, how can Israel enter into an agreement with the PA when it has chosen to make a pact with Hamas, a terrorist organization that has abso-

lutely no interest in coexisting with Israel? Hamas wants to destroy Israel and all it stands for, or die trying. By abandoning the negotiating table and turning its back on the peace process, the PA has shown its true colors and validated what its critics have been saying for years – namely, that it cannot and will not make a good faith effort to achieve a peaceful resolution to the longstanding Arab-Israeli conflict. With his decision to unite with Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas has cast off the mantle of “statesman” he desperately tried to be and shown himself to be an opportunistic obstructionist. He threw away diplomacy and chose terrorism instead. The PA-Hamas marriage leaves Israel no choice but to walk away at this point. Making a deal with the devil that despises you and openly calls for your destruction is not a viable option. Just several weeks ago, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, the same man who announced the unity agreement with the PA, delivered a fiery and inflammatory speech in Gaza meant to incite hatred and encourage violence. “Resistance and martyrdom are the way to liberate Palestine and to restore Jerusalem,” Haniyeh said. “I say again and again, we will not, we will not, we will not recognize Israel.” Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli government cannot put the safety and security of Israel in the hands in Hamas – the very hands that have the blood of innocent Israelis on them. Now that the Palestinian Authority has chosen to broker a deal with one of the primary terrorist offenders in the world, one would hope and expect that the international community will tell Abbas and Company to take a hike the next time they come calling for help and claiming victimhood.


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RABBI RAPHAEL FUCHS

Must Women Observe Shemitah? There are several mitzvos assei (e.g., to be mafkir one’s produce) and lo sa’asseh (e.g., not to plant the land) associated with shemitas karka, which parenthetically begins this Rosh Hashanah. The Chinuch, in mitzvah 84, says that both men and women are obligated to observe these mitzvos. In mitzvah 112, the Minchas Chinuch asks why women are not exempt from the mitzvos assei of shemitah since they are generally exempt from mitzvos assei she’hazeman gramma (time-sensitive mitzvos). While some Rishonim opine that when a mitzvas lo sa’asseh is associated with a mitzvas assei, women are obligated, Tosafos (in Kiddushin 34a) maintains that women are still exempt. It is thus imperative to explain why, according to Tosafos, women are obligated to observe the mitzvos assei of shemitah. The Minchas Chinuch first suggests that the obligation to be mafkir one’s produce may not be a time-sensitive mitzvah. Since the fruits, once grown, will be forbidden forever, perhaps the mitzvah is not technically time-sensitive. He argues that this reasoning is dependent on a machlokes Rishonim regarding the mitzvah of tzitzis. According to the Rambam (Hilchos Tzitzis 3:7), a man is only obligated to keep the mitzvah of tzitzis during the day. At night one is exempt from this mitzvah, even with a garment generally worn during the day. This is why women are exempt from the mitzvah of tzitzis. The Rosh disagrees, suggesting that a garment generally worn during the day must have tzitzis on them – even when worn at night. Only garments generally worn at night need not have tzitzis affixed to them. According to the Rosh, the reason why tzitzis is a time-sensitive mitzvah is because time dictates which garment is included in the mitzvah.

According to the Rambam, since fruit grown in a shemitah year will remain forbidden forever, we can suggest that that mitzvah to be mafkir one’s produce is not time-sensitive. But according to the Rosh, who only exempts women from the mitzvah of tzitzis because time decides which garments must have tzitzis, women should be exempt from observing the mitzvah of being mafkir one’s produce. This is because the time during which the produce is grown dictates which produce will be included in the obligation. Why, then, according to the Rosh, are women are obligated in all the mitzvos assei of shemitah? In Kiddushin 29a, the Rishonim ask why there is a pasuk in the Torah exempting women from the obligation to perform bris milah on their sons. After all, women should obviously be exempt since it is a mitzvas assei she’hazeman gramma. The Ritva answers that women are only exempt from mitzvos assei she’hazeman gramma for mitzvos that pertain to themselves. But when

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Key Lawmakers Ready To Defund Palestinians Over PA-Hamas Unity Pact And Terrorism By Edwin Black A growing number of lawmakers in the United States, Great Britain, and the European Union are openly suggesting the billions of dollars, pounds, and euros that they and others have collectively bestowed upon the Palestinian Authority to promote peace and reconciliation with Israel have done the exact opposite. The evidence is now too great to ignore, a growing number of lawmakers say. Key legislators say abundant funding has only been financing the flames of confrontation, intransigence, and openly advertised institutional terrorism. The United States alone contributes between $400 million and $500 million annually to the PA. For many, as Al-Monitor reported in a headline, reunion with Hamas seems to be “the last straw.” Reunification will create what one lawmaker called “the single best financed terror structure in the world.” The concerns are manifold. Hamas and its Gazan partners wage daily rocket war against Israel. Gaza can become a direct pipeline to Iranian, Syrian, and Hizbullah weaponry, creating a formidable terror nexus just a 20-minute drive from Tel Aviv. But the threat goes beyond just Israel. Last month, a Cairo court officially declared Hamas a terrorist organization, banning all its activities in Egypt. Cairo’s military has nearly sealed the Gaza border, has flooded its tunnels with sewage, and is now fencing off El Arish and the Sinai. In Latin America, Hamas has been engaged in rampant narcoterrorism in a tri-border region centered near Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Hundreds of operatives from Hamas as well as Hizbullah, operating with millions of money-laundered dollars, have created a lawless domain that funnels money back to the Middle East, according to a 2010 report by the Crime and Narcotics Center of the Central Intelligence Agency. Moreover, the report cites information that “Hamas and other terrorist organizations use this region to plan their actions, to obtain supplies, and to live for a certain period of time before launching new attacks in other countries.” Most of all, the new Hamas-PA entity could outshine al Qaeda. Whereas al Qaeda must walk in the shadows and dwell in caves, the reconstituted well-armed, well-financed Hamas-PA entity would walk the gilded corridors of government in seeming diplomatic trappings while continuing to threaten and implement terrorism, all with impunity and endless international taxpayer financing.

Elected officials here and abroad are warning the Palestinians that the gravy train may quickly dry up. First, lawmakers had to confront recent revelations that the Palestinian Authority was paying generous salaries to convicted terrorists in Israeli prisons. A sliding scale was openly set forth in the Palestinian Law of the Prisoner, with more money and benefits going to those killing the most people. A well-endowed Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners ensures efficient payment of the monthly stipends. Far from denying it, Palestinian officials regularly boast of the program. “These people are heroes and freedom fighters,” a Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners spokesman confirmed to skeptical Telegraph reporter Jake Wallis-Simons in London. The monthly terrorist salaries total about $3 million to $7 million per month and consume approximately 6 percent of the PA budget, with similar terrorism compensation programs pushing the grand total to about 16 percent of the PA’s overall estimated $3.5 billion annual budget. With a continuous 28 to 33 percent deficit, the PA monthly payments are in essence funded by taxpayers in America, Europe, and elsewhere, who make up the difference. The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, led by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas), conducted a formal hearing on the matter in March. Rep. Poe later penned an article for The Jerusalem Post titled “Crime Pays – for Palestinian Terrorists” detailing the discovery. In London, The Telegraph reported, “Sir Gerald Howarth, a Conservative MP, has called for Britain to suspend all aid to the Palestinian Authority until payments to terrorists cease.” In Brussels, several members of the European Parliament, demanded that such funding be stopped. At the same time, a special report by the EU’s Court of Auditors discovered that more than 90 million euros in fuel subsidies have simply vanished. Moreover, the EU report concluded, Europe is paying salaries for approximately 61,000 civil servants and members of the security forces – who do not even report to work. In one office, the National Audit Institute of Palestine, a check confirmed that 90 staffers out of 125 could not be located. When the PA revealed it had been secretly engineering a reunification with Hamas, bright red lights immediately began flashing across Congress. Hamas has long been deemed a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Settled federal legislation prohibits funding FTOs. “At this point, the law is clear, their actions are

clear, and the path forward is clear,” Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) said immediately after news of the Hamas-PA union became known. Lowey is the ranking Democrat on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee. The only thing that would stop her from the defunding path, she added, “would be if Abbas were to reverse course on the agreement with Hamas.” Subcommittee chairperson Kate Granger (R-TX) echoed Lowey’s statements. When PA president Mahmoud Abbas declined to back away from the union, and Hamas proclaimed it would never abandon military actions or recognize Israel, various bipartisan groupings of representatives and senators across the spectrum began openly saying out loud what had previously only been mumbled. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released a statement that he would immediately move to defund the PA if the new Hamas-PA entity did not agree to recognize Israel in five weeks. Numerous other legislators have signaled their readiness to vote for similar legislation now being formulated with competing wording. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce (D-CA) told a Jewish group last week that he would also support halting all PA funding if incitement is not curtailed. Even if the Hamas-PA unity deal is cancelled, at least twenty House members say they are ready to completely defund the PA unless the monthly terrorist salaries cease. Granger and Lowey, the top two House appropriators, dispatched a joint warning to Abbas about reunification with Hamas. “We have been strong supporters of aid to the Palestinian Authority in the hopes of ensuring prosperity, stability, and peace for the Palestinian people and all people in the region,” they wrote. “However, our ability to support current and future aid would be severely threatened if you abandon direct negotiations with Israel and continue with your current efforts.” With talk of defunding legislation mushrooming through Congress, two salient moves have now emerged. Plan A: If the reunification with Hamas goes forward, federal law requires immediate defunding. Legislators may be forced to comply. Plan B: Even if the reunification is scrapped, federal law requires immediate defunding unless the monthly prisoner salaries cease. Legislators may be forced to comply. Edwin Black is the award-winning author of the international bestseller “IBM and the Holocaust.” His newest book is “Financing the Flames: How Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terrorism in Israel.”

Donald Sterling’s Dollars: Charities Face Dilemmas With Tainted Donors By Uriel Heilman When Donald Sterling’s racist rant hit the news, you could practically hear the jostling at the microphone by those eager to denounce the Los Angeles Clippers owner. For the beneficiaries of Sterling’s largesse, the denunciations took on a special imperative as a means of distancing themselves from his views. Several Jewish organizations have taken Sterling’s money, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The L.A. Jewish Journal listed 11 Jewish groups that have received money in recent years from the Donald T. Sterling Foundation. “Last year we took the $10,000 from him,” Jay Sanderson, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, told JTA. “We’re not going to take it anymore.” Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center made a similar remark to the Jewish Journal. The strongest statement came from the NBA, which banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million and now is seeking to force him to sell the Clippers. Sterling’s foundation has given relatively modest amounts to Jewish groups in recent years given his great wealth. According to the Jewish Journal, 10 of the Jewish groups received gifts of $10,000, some for several years running. Sterling, who is Jewish, also gave $50,000 to Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles in 2010. Whatever the sums, the ethical dilemmas facing nonprofits when confronted with donations from benefactors of ill repute are hardly clear-cut. Associating with troubled donors can harm an or-

ganization’s reputation, and accepting the money may money is ill-gotten gains, many say. raise questions about its values and priorities. “There’s a difference between being a public jerk Conversely, nonprofits are strapped for cash, and if and being a criminal,” said Andres Spokoiny, CEO of the money is going to a good cause, does turning down the Jewish Funders Network. “There’s a clear-cut line money from troubled sources do more harm than good? when it comes to monies that are fueled by criminal or Even when the donor is a public scoundrel, that non-ethical activities. I think the line there is pretty should not automatically disqualify him, several leaders clear and everybody sort of accepts that as a red line.” of Jewish charity groups told JTA. But not everyone agrees that crimi“We are obliged to help others with nality automatically disqualifies a donor. the resources we have,” said Mark ChaYears before he became the head rendoff, head of the Maimonides Fund. of L.A.’s Jewish federation, Sanderson “I don’t think accepting tzedakah from worked at a drug rehab program where someone leads to an obligation.” every Friday, he said, he would find a paThe key question, Charendoff said, is per bag on his desk with cash, sometimes whether the donor asks for something in in the thousands of dollars. Sanderson return. If the donor wants some kind of never knew who left the cash until he endorsement – a gala dinner honor, the caught the person leaving the money; it naming of a building or, as in Sterling’s immediately became clear that its source case, the right to trumpet donations in was the sale of illegal drugs. newspaper advertisements – then the or“I made a decision at the time that ganization essentially has traded money I was going to keep the money because for an endorsement. That makes the dootherwise he was going to spend the Donald Sterling nor a partner rather than merely a supmoney on something else,” Sanderson porter. said. “This way it went to a good cause.” “If it appears that a requirement of the gift is an enCharendoff suggested that even those guilty of finandorsement of his character, then I think that’s problem- cial malfeasance should not automatically be precluded atic,” Charendoff said. from the donor pool. Even in such cases, however, there could be compel“People’s holdings are so complex these days that ling ethical reasons to take the money. For example, the isolating specific dollars and saying those are ill gotdonor offers $3 million to an organization that buys can- ten is very difficult….. Even identifying someone where cer drugs for children in Africa who otherwise would not you’re going to say that half of the money is ill gotten have access to medicine. If the money is rejected, taking is really difficult. The theoretical is one thing and the a moral stand comes at the price of kids’ lives. practical is another.” The rules are different if the source of the donor’s (JTA)


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U.S. Refuses To Give Up On Israeli-Palestinian Talks The U.S. is working behind the scenes to open a secret channel to revive long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a senior Palestinian negotiator told this column. The negotiator said Martin Indyk, U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, presented the potential channel for the continuation of quiet talks to both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Norway has volunteered to serve as a conduit between Netanyahu, Abbas, and the U.S., the negotiator said. The use of Norway may not go over well with Netanyahu since the country’s sovereign wealth fund has supported the boycott of Jewish goods manufactured in the West Bank, divesting recently from two Israeli companies. The secret channel for talks was proposed by Indyk even as Abbas attempts to broker a national unity government with Hamas. The Benghazi Plot Thickens Adding yet another layer of mystery to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, a just-released Obama administration e-mail states a phone call from a local Libyan hospital reported Stevens was at the medical center and “alive and well” in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks. The e-mail contradicts the State Department’s Accountability Review Board investigation into the attack, which states the caller at the hospital said a man matching Stevens’s description was brought to the medical center and was “unresponsive.” Stevens was said to have died of asphyxiation from smoke inhalation. The e-mail in question was from Eric Pelofsky, senior adviser to United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. It was contained in the 112 pages of documents released to Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. On Sept. 11, 2012, at 8:51 p.m. Eastern, or 2:51 a.m. in Libya, Pelofsky sent an email to Rice and other administration officials about a call purportedly received from a cell phone that was with Stevens. The e-mail was sent after the initial assault at the U.S. special mission and just prior to the second assault at the nearby CIA annex, according to administration timelines. The e-mail says: “Post received a call from a person using a RSO phone that Chris was given saying that the caller was with a person matching Chris’s description at a hospital and that he was alive and well.” RSO is a Regional Security Officer, who was part of Stevens’s security detail. Pelofsky added: “Of course, if he were alive and well one could ask why he didn’t make the call Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.

himself.” The caller’s description of Stevens as “alive and well” in Pelofsky’s e-mail stands in contradistinction to State Department’s ARB report. The relevant section of the ARB states: “At approximately 0200 local, Embassy Tripoli received a phone call from ARSO 1’s cell phone, which he had given to the Ambassador while they were sheltered in the safe area. A male, Arabic speaking caller said an unresponsive male who matched the physical description of the Ambassador was at a hospital.” The hospital was later determined to have been the Benghazi Medical Center, where the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Shariah yielded influence. The hospital was said to have been so dangerous for Americans that a decision was made not to send any U.S. personnel to retrieve Stevens’s body. The State Department declared Ansar al Shariah a terrorist organization for its reported central role in the Benghazi attacks.

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By Aharon ben Anshel After a lifetime of working and raising families many of our elderly are consigned to spending their last years residing in nursing homes, senior living centers and the like – a somewhat boring existence of sleeping, eating, medical and dental appointments, and so on. Without the comfort of family around them, many succumb to the ennui, but one daring nursing home administration in southwest Connecticut presented his charges with something very special to look forward to – and to remember for the rest of their lives. And a short film about their journey, “Next Year Jerusalem,” from First Run Features, preserves their memories as more than a tourism Baedeker but a meditation on the sanctity of human experience and a tribute to the wisdom accumulated in a lifetime. These few residents of a nursing home, who face a future with limited purpose, are offered the promise of at least one new adventure. Having recently made my own trip to Israel, including the logistics of travel, dining, sightseeing, etc., I can’t imagine the difficulty of taking wheelchair borne residents up to Masada, to the Kotel, to float in the Dead Sea, but this group did all that – plus David Gaynes, the producer, elegantly captures the quiet repetitive routine and atmosphere of a Jewish nursing home, as well as the intricate planning and preparation of the trip to Israel. It takes some time after the beginning of the film to get into it and not find it as completely boring to watch as it must be boring to exist there for the res-

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IDF Program For Haredim Combines Torah, Army Service By Avi Tuchmayer Jewish Press.com The IDF and the Jerusalem Col- A majority studied in haredi schools lege of Technology (Machon Lev) have that award high school diplomas. teamed up to create the first pre-army “We see ourselves as a bridge to military academy (mechina) for the allow men from the haredi world who haredi community. want something different to learn ToThere are 16 students in the inau- rah and serve the country at the same gural class at Yeshivat Derech Chaim, time,” American-born Rabbi Karmi located in the Bayit Vegan neighbor- Gross, the founder of the initiative, hood of Jerusalem. Students will spend two years involved in full-time yeshiva study, followed by military service. During the initial period, students will also participate in a series of exercises to prepare physically and mentally for service in the IDF. In contrast to the Rabbi Karmi Gross hesder program preferred by the religious-Zionist commu- told Israel National News. nity preparation for the army, Derech “We believe there are two ideals; Chaim students will complete three one is sitting and studying Torah and years of compulsory military service. the other is working and learning The five-year hesder program requires whenever you can, and both of these students to commit to three years of are desirable. Showing the beauty of Torah study and two years of army Torah is a sanctification of God’s name service. and for haredim to go out and contribNotably, most of the students in the ute towards society can help achieve program have American backgrounds. this,” said Rabbi Gross.


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An Eclectic Artist’s Work At The Manhattan JCC Defined by a unique style that inte- jects and looks at them in a completely grates traditional Jewish themes with new light. “I definitely use humor in modern artistic techniques, American some of my works as a way to draw the Israeli artist, Ken Goldman, celebrated viewer in and break the ice,” he said. the opening of a new exhibit, Off Label “It allows them to ask questions and – Ceremonial Objects Imagined, at the think about the idea in a new way.” Some of the works on display inLaurie Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manclude “Stamped,” in which the artist hattan this week. created the the imprint Using a wide variety of of tefillin lines typically materials and techniques, found on the arm after including performance art, prayer, embossed with wood and stone carving, the part of the biblical photography, video, mixed verse found inside, “And media and printmaking, Goldman’s Jewish themed it shall be for a sign.” The art hopes to inspire the piece “Kaddish Stones” breakdown of stereotypes consists of 79 small round and provide an opportunistones, each one etched ty for dialogue. with a single word of the “I try and make peace mourner’s prayer placed with all of the conflicts by visitors throughout and challenges of living Eastern Europe on mea modern life within the Shavuot Torah Crown, a morial visits creating a confines of a 2000 year old work by Ken Goldman. never-ending kaddish tradition,” he said. prayer. “Return in Peace” Goldman was born and educated in is a very popular work where the artNew York where he studied at Brook- ist carved words from the Wayfarer’s lyn College before going on to the Pratt Prayer into the army boots of his son, Institute where received his master’s to physically bless the footsteps of his degree in Industrial Design. After that, journey with each step he takes. Goldman moved to live on kibbutz in In celebration of the festival of Israel, giving his design process a fresh Shavuot in a few weeks, also on disstart. play is “Shavuot Torah Crown,” a work “Living there for so many years off combining the tradition of decorating the beaten art path and in a real do-it- the synagogue with foliage together yourself environment has pushed me to with the gift of receiving the Torah on be very self sufficient and to constantly Mount Sinai. explore new techniques and materials,” The critically acclaimed exhibit, Goldman added. which will be on display through July, Goldman’s artwork takes the well- also features works by Dov Abramson known Jewish traditions and ritual ob- and is curated by Tobi Kahn.


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Orthodox Groups Submit Brief In Support Of Parsonage Exemption A broad array of Orthodox Jewish organizations recently joined a friend of the court brief submitted in the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. The brief argues that a 1954 federal law granting tax free status to clergy housing allowances, commonly referred to as “parsonage exemptions,” does not violate the First Amendment’s establishment of religion clause. The brief, written by Nathan Lewin, was filed by COLPA, the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs, on behalf of Agudas Harabbanim of the United States and Canada, Agudath Israel of America, National Council of Young Israel, Rabbinical Alliance of America, Rabbinical

Council of America, Torah Umesorah and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. In November 2013, a federal district court in Wisconsin declared the 1954 parsonage law unconstitutional finding that “the point of the law was to assist a subset of religious groups.” The brief argues, however, that Jewish observance prohibits use of automobiles or public transit on Sabbath and many Jewish holidays, compelling rabbis and cantors to live within walking distance of their synagogues in order to lead services. Thus, the brief maintains, housing allowances should not be seen as disposable taxable income for the rabbis and cantors. (Jewish Press staff)

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Staying Close Infuses Life In this week’s haftarah, Jeremiah prophesies about the destruction of the First Temple. God commands Jeremiah to leave Jerusalem and travel to Anatot to buy a field from his cousin Chananel (Jeremiah 32). It can be suggested that when God told Jeremiah the Temple was doomed, Jeremiah clung to the city. While he knew the word of God was true, his love for the Temple was so great that he did not want to leave. Part of him may have

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felt that by remaining nearby he would be able to infuse his very life, his very spirit, his very breath, into the Temple to keep it standing. Jeremiah obeyed God’s word and left to buy a field. This truly was an act of faith, for it showed that even in the midst of doom one must always believe the Jewish people will prevail. Jeremiah certainly did what he knew he had to do. Still, by leaving Jerusalem he broke the umbilical cord between himself and the Temple. And the Temple was destroyed. This interpretation was offered by Rav Soloveitchik after the death of his wife, Tonya. He explained how the circumstances of his wife’s death corresponded to the Jeremiah story. The Rav often spoke of his wife in the most romantic terms. He said she was his bayit, his home, his Temple. When doctors told the Rav that Tonya was terminally ill, he understood the prognosis was bleak. But like Jeremiah, he felt if he remained with her physically he could keep her alive and infuse part of his being into her. And so it was. For months the Rav prayed, studied and conducted his business while at his wife’s side. One day Tonya urged him to travel to New York to finalize a contribution made by a generous philanthropist to Yeshiva University. The Rav hesitated, but the doctors assured him that Tonya was not in danger that day. He flew to New York and was successful in securing the gift. As he stepped off the plane upon arriving back in Boston, he was notified that Tonya had lapsed into a coma. Entering his wife’s hospital room, the Rav found her unconscious. A short time later, Tonya Soloveitchik died. While it is true that none of us has the power to keep alive everything we love forever, our physical presence sometimes has the ability to comfort and heal. Staying close to the people and places we cherish helps infuse them with life. This Shabbat let us remain close to those we love. Let us resolve to connect ourselves powerfully to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem. Rabbi Avi Weiss is founder and president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.


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The 400 talmidim of the Grodna Yeshiva in Israel’s Be’er Yaakov neighborhood have relocated. With the new z’man fast approaching, the yeshiva had faced a great challenge. The roshei yeshiva, HaRav Yitzchak Hacker and HaRav Tzvi Drevkin, were informed by their landlord that the yeshiva will not be able to stay in its current building. The yeshiva is originally from Ashdod. It split off into a new yeshiva, headed by Rav Hacker and Rav Drevkin. The building’s landlord, Rav Eliyahu Raful, informed the yeshiva that he needed to use the building for his yeshiva, Knesses Shalom, due to its own eviction from its building. Before the crisis was resolved, Rav Drevkin called for the recitation of tefillos in a plea to Hashem for help.

The recent Lev L’Achim annual asifa in Bnei Brak, chaired by Rabbi Eliezer Sorotzkin and Rav Baruch Schapira of the Hanhalah of Lev L’Achim, featured an address by the renowned maggid, HaRav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, mashgiach of Yeshiva Orchos Torah. Another program feature was the Ma’amad Maranan v’Rabbanan, the entrance into the hall of gedolei Yisrael and scores of roshei yeshiva. Among the asifa’s attendees were the following roshei yeshiva, mashgichim and other Torah luminaries: Rav Tzvi Drevkin of Grodna in Be’er Yaakov; Rav

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Yaakov Hillel of Ahavat Shalom; Rav Aharon Chodosh of Mir; Rav Moshe Yehudah Shlesinger of Kol Torah; Rav Dov Yaffe of Kfar Chassidim; Rav Aryeh Finkel of Mir – Brachfeld; Rav Meir Zvi Bergman of Rashbi; Rav Shalom Cohen of Porat Yosef; Rav Yaakov Edelstein, mara d’asra of Ramat HaSharon; Rav Chaim Kanievsky; Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman; Rav Gershon Edelstein and Rav Berel Povarsky of Ponevezh; Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi of Ateres Yisroel; Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein of Kiryas Melech; Rav Eliyahu Raful of Neve Eretz; Rav Yisroel Meir Weiss of Nachlas Halevi’im; Rav Aharon Feldman of Ner Yisroel in Baltimore; Rav Dovid Cohen of Hebron; and Rav Eliezer

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Following intervention by two Israeli Knesset members, Zvulun Kalfa (Habayit Hayehudi) and Rabbi Moshe Gafni (Yahadut HaTorah), the director-general of the ministry of transportation announced that yeshiva students in the Sderot/northern Negev area will receive the same price discounts from Israel Railways that are currently enjoyed by area residents and students of Sapir College. An Israel Railways spokesman had initially explained that, unlike institutions like Sapir College, yeshivos are not recognized as institutes of higher education.

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Court ruling that upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities. By legalizing states’ abilities to protect the rights of all student applicants based on merit rather than race, the court’s decision points to the need to strengthen rather than weaken the role of achievement in achievement tests. Opponents of the ruling highlight the significant drop in enrollment of black and Hispanic students in the most selective colleges and universities in Michigan and other states like Florida and California that forbid affirmative action in higher education. What they don’t mention is the inverse increase in enrollment of deserving students who work hard and earn the right to be accepted. These same opponents also overlook the proven insult and injury to minority students who rely on affirmative action and its twin partner of lowering educational expectations. The harm that results in rewarding failure and punishing success only serves to further compromise these students’ ability to perform. It is not the role of schools or government to make people feel good about themselves. Self-esteem comes with productivity, not in the absence of it. And if rectifying the ills of affirmative action results in a decrease in blacks and Hispanics in colleges at a time when it is vital for our country to compete in a global marketplace, so be it.

Dumbing Down Standards Is No Way To Educate My twelfth-grade son is taking his SATs this week. And though years of being a bookworm have netted him an impressive vocabulary, he still kvetched when he heard that the vocabulary section of the SATs, along with the essay and math sections, will be slashed in the years after he takes them. Less than two months ago the College Board announced its updating of the SATs by removing old vocabulary words, making math easier, ending penalties for guessing and discarding the mandatory essay. In the new SAT vernacular, this is a further “dumbing down” of already diminished requirements for American students at a time when they continue to fall precipitously in worldwide rankings. And despite research that points to slightly higher percentages of black and Hispanic students over white students using test prep, College Board officials continue to claim that financially better-off students have an edge. In an effort to emphasize “fairness,” reduce “inequality” and “provide opportunity,”, they will partner with an online education site to help students prepare for the tests. How ironic that this announcement was soon followed by the Supreme

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Pirkei Avot (Part III) Question: I have two questions regarding Pirkei Avot. First, is there a specific reason that the last chapter is read on the Sabbath before Shavuot, or is this just a quirk of the calendar? Second, in that last chapter we find a list of qualities that enable one to acquire Torah knowledge, including anavah, humility. I find this difficult to believe in light of the Gemara in Gittin that chastises one of the scholars for his anavah, saying that it ultimately caused the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail) Summary of our response up to this point: The study of Pirkei Avot through the summer is specified in halacha (Rema, Orach Chayim 292:2). While we generally refrain from organizing study sessions on Shabbat between Minchah and Ma’ariv, we do recite Pirkei Avot at that time starting after Pesach until Rosh Hashanah. Since there are six Sabbaths between Pesach and Shavuot and six chapters in Pirkei Avot, we devote an entire Sabbath to the study of each chapter. In the month of Elul, there are weeks when we double up and learn two chapters on one Sabbath. We always read the last chapter on the Sabbath before Shavuot and the fifth and sixth chapters together on the Sabbath before Rosh Hashanah. This last chapter is referred to as Kinyan HaTorah, lit., “the method of acquiring Torah.” It is not part of the original Mishnayot compiled by R. Yehudah HaNasi, but is rather a compilation of Tannaitic Beraitot that was added to Pikei Avot at a later date. In the preface to his sefer Matnot Chayim, HaRav Matisyahu Salomon, shlita, of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, explains that Pirkei Avot is studied prior to Shavuot because we prepare for receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai on Shavuot through the 48 methods of acquisition listed in the last chapter of Avot. The Hasid Ya’vez states: “The Torah can only dwell in one whose being is devoid of negative traits, and who is full of important [and admirable] traits.” Rabbi Salomon adds that one must purify oneself from ritual impurities and uncleanliness that restrain the soul from reaching its highest level of attainment. Pirkei Avot are replete with important matters that enable the soul to come closer to its Creator and awaken a person to service to G-d. The last chapter focuses on the attainment of Torah, and, as such, is appropriate to study before Shavuot. ***** Let us now quote from Ethics from Sinai, the wonderful work of the legendary R. Yitzchak Meir (Irving M.) Bunim, zt”l: “In the times of the Geonim, it became the custom in the academies of Babylonia to recite and study a chapter of Avoth on Saturday afternoons after the minchah service, as Rav Amram Gaon [ninth century] notes in his siddur about his academy. The Geonim knew of a tradition that Moses had passed to his eternal rest on a Sabbath afternoon at this time (Otzar HaGeonim, Shabbat 314-317, p. 103). [For this reason they included the three verses of tzidkath’cha tzedek: ‘Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness...’ as a prayer of justification and acceptance of his death.] And it became the practice to follow the minchah service with a chapter of Avoth to commemorate him, since it begins with his name: ‘Moses received the Torah, etc.’ Rav Paltoy Gaon [ninth century] gave another reason: ‘The Talmud (Moed Katan 22b) teaches that when a Sage passes away, all the 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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Earth Day “When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall observe a Sabbath rest for Hashem.” – Vayikra 25:2 The Sabbath rest for the land, known as shemittah, is the seventh year of an agricultural seven-year cycle, at which time the Torah mandates that the land be left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity is forbidden. Rashi explains that the land is hefker, i.e. ownerless. In analyzing the mitzvah, the Tiferes Yonasan questions what difference it makes whether the land is ownerless or it belongs to a particular person. What does that have to do with land lying fallow? The Zohar tells us that each and every blade of grass is appointed an angel from above that taps the blade of grass and orders it to grow. The land wants to do the will of the Creator, so why must it be tapped? Can’t the grass grow from the earth on its own? Our sages teach us (Avodah Zarah 54b) that the world follows its natural course, which is that Hashem provides for all humanity. However, the earth is reluctant to produce for thieves and evil people. Therefore, the angel must tap each blade of grass and force the earth to yield the crops. In the seventh year, however, during shemittah, the land is ownerless, and the crops that are produced belong to everyone, the rasha and the tzaddik alike. Then the earth voluntarily yields its produce. Work that is forced is considered a hardship, whereas labor that is done willingly and joyfully is identified as tranquility. Thus, during the seventh year there is restfulness, as the earth gladly gives forth its harvest. That is the Sabbath rest of the land. The commentaries explain that the observance of the laws of shemittah strengthen the individual’s emunah and bitachon (faith) in Hashem. When a person refrains from all activities involved in developing the land for growth it becomes abundantly clear to him that it is not his personal work and toil that determines his yield. Rather, all that we have is directly from Hashem. It is His beneficence that provides our sustenance and accommodates our needs. Thus the Talmud relates (Sanhedrin 39a) that a disciple asked R’ Abahu the reason for the Sabbatical year. His reply was: “Hashem said to Israel: Sow your seed six years, but omit the seventh, so that you shall know that the earth is Mine.” Once this realization becomes ingrained in a person, his emunah can flourish and he will no longer find it necessary to dedicate every waking moment to his livelihood. He will be serene, knowing the Master of the world is his provider, and he will be able to immerse himself in Torah study. That is why the laws of shemittah were transHouses of Study and Worship in his city are to cease their activity.’ This suggests that in commemoration of Moses’ passing, it would be appropriate not to have intensive, concentrated Talmud study, but rather to learn and review the lighter subject matter of Avoth (Otzar HaGeonim, ibid.). “From the academies of Babylonia the custom traveled to the Jewish communities of Ashkenaz, the France and Germany of over 900 years ago, and we find it mentioned by Rabbi Abraham ben Nathan of Lunel [Ibn Yarhi, 12th century] in his Sefer HaManhig (Hilchot Shabbat 63). But in Kol Bo [an anonymous work of the 14th century], we read that the custom varied among the communities: Some study

mitted at Har Sinai. It is meant to establish the principle that Torah study and the fulfillment of mitzvos will be facilitated through the “Sabbath rest” of the land. Once the individual takes a step back from his usual work in observance of the laws of shemittah, and is faced with the omnipotence of Hashem, he must de facto reinforce his emunah. This realization frees him to become deeply involved in spiritual pursuits. In this vein, we can understand the Midrash Tanchuma that tells us the Jewish nation is in exile because of the sin of shemittah. We have always learned, though, that Bnei Yisrael went into exile because they abandoned the Torah. As we noted earlier, they are, in fact, one and the same. By observing the laws of shemittah, one’s emunah and bitachon are intensified and the individual is then able to increase his Torah learning and performance of mitzvos. However, if one abandons his observance of shemittah he will eventually forsake his Torah learning as well. The following incident was related by the great tzaddik R’ Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld to illustrate Divine Providence: Avraham was a righteous and wealthy carpenter who lived in Yerushalayim. He gave a lot of tzedakah and was a generous machnis orach (took in many guests). Once when Avraham left his home with his family for a prolonged visit to an uncle, an evil individual in his neighborhood decided to steal the silver and gold that had been left behind. Although Avraham made numerous inquiries and tried to find the burglar upon his return home, he was unsuccessful. The burglar had set out for Ein Gedi, on the outskirts of Yerushalayim, in middle of the night. However, while en route he became ill and expired with all the stolen goods on the ground next to him. In the morning, Ephraim, a young bachur from one of the villages, came across his body and the sack of stolen goods. He buried the man and took the riches for himself. He was, understandably, very happy because he had fulfilled the mitzvah of burying a dead person and had immediately been compensated for his troubles. That night he had a dream instructing him not to touch the silver and gold because it was not his. He learned the valuables had been stolen from a trusted and faithful servant of Hashem and they must ultimately revert to their rightful owner. When Ephraim awoke, he immediately repeated numerous times, “Dreams speak falsehoods,” and gave no further thought to his dream. Fearful of keeping all the valuables in his house, though, Ephraim buried the sack in the hollow of a tree in his garden. One day his father fell critically ill and died. While Ephraim was sitting shivah, there was a terrible storm with torrential rains and heavy winds. Trees and homes throughout the community were uprooted, including the tree that protected Ephraim’s ill-gained wealth. As all the trees and other debris floated downstream, a man grabbed this particular tree in order to sell its wood to Avraham the carpenter. Avraham purchased the tree, and as he began to saw it into smaller pieces he found the sack of treasures. the chapters only from Passover to Shavuoth, others all year or during different periods of the year. In his Siddur Avodath Yisra’el, published in Roedelheim in 1868, Dr. Seligmann Baer lists three different customs current among the German Jewish communities of his time.” He continues, “In the Mishnah itself, Avoth has only five chapters. But between Passover and Shavuoth there are six Saturdays, and apparently for this reason a sixth chapter was added yet in the days of the Geonim, since Rav Amram Gaon speaks of ‘Avoth and Kinyan Torah.’ This added chapter, Kin-

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Shomer Pesayim Hashem By Naama Klein Okay, I admit it. I was not really disappointed that they had overslept. I may not be a candidate for the Mother of the Year Award, but I am honest. Truth be told, I was actually somewhat relieved that things evolved as they had. I am predictably getting ahead of myself, so I will now return to the beginning of the story. My teenage boys were on Nissan bein haz’manim break and had decided to join some of their classmates on a challenging hike in the vicinity of Yam Hamelach. Every year there are horror stories of bein haz’manim trips gone awry; in the past two weeks alone, nearly 200 hikers had to be rescued and/or airlifted out of harm’s way by Israeli soldiers and air force personnel. In short, a mother worries. In fact, if the Mother of the Year Award featured a category for best worrier, I would be a major contender. Admittedly, when I went to bed the night before the scheduled excursion, with the boys’ plans of rising before the crack of dawn to daven vasikin and meeting their friends at 6 a.m. to catch the bus still ringing in my ears, I was less than overjoyed. And when I awoke the next morning to find them still sound asleep in their beds at 7:30 a.m., I did not shed any tears. My sons, however, were far from equally nonchalant. The 19-year-old pointed an accusing finger at the 16-year-old culprit, and berated him soundly for forgetting to set his alarm as instructed. The latter had, in fact, set the alarm, but absent-minded professor that he is, inadvertently programmed it to go off just before 5 p.m. – instead of a.m. In any case, there was no turning-back-the-clock option at that point. The boys got dressed, and still grumbling audibly, set off to their usual 8 a.m. minyan at my husband’s shul. By the time they returned an hour later, however, their mood had improved considerably. One of my husband’s congregants was expecting his children and grandchildren to join him for the upcoming Pesach holiday, and decided to surprise them with flash drives loaded with his collection of family movies. Like anyone over the age of 25, however, he had no idea how to transfer his DVDs onto flash drives. So, by the time he walked through the door after davening, my older son had a job for the day at a respectable salary of $100. My second son was more than happy to resume his rigorous bein haz’manim learning schedule at a local beis hamedrash. So b’chasdei Hashem, the bickering died down and harmony was restored. But the story does not end there. Baruch Hashem, our sons’ friends all returned

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slaves, and so it will be easier for him to free his own slave. Why does it become easier for a slave owner to free his slave because others are doing the same? The slave owner is a businessman, not a teenager. We are dealing with a mature person, faced with a difficult test. What difference does it make to him whether this is a popular mitzvah or not? The mitzvah is difficult because he is being asked to give up something that he has become attached to and is dependent upon. Since that’s what makes the mitzvah difficult, what difference does it make to him whether there are many other people doing the same or if he is the only person on the planet doing it?

Everybody’s Doing It “You shall sound a broken blast on the shofar, in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month; on the Day of Atonement you shall sound the Shofar throughout your land.” – Vayikra 25:9 When we are on our own land, we are commanded to keep every seventh year as the shemittah year, and at the completion of seven shemittos, to add an additional shemittah year – the yovel. During this year, all land lays fallow. Homesteads return to their original owners, and all Jewish slaves are freed. On Yom Kippur, at the start of the yovel year, we have a specific commandment to publicly blow the shofar. The Sefer HaChinuch explains that the Torah commands us to blow the shofar on yovel because freeing a slave is a very difficult mitzvah, and the slave-owners need chizuk. A master who has had a slave for many years may well have become dependent upon him and find it hard to part with him. By sounding the shofar, we are publicly proclaiming it is yovel, and all Jews will be freeing their slaves. Each master will then recognize that throughout the Land of Israel everyone is freeing

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Shafier Continued from p.28 thing that only impacts the world of the teenager. It affects everyone. “My crowd,” “my chevra,” and “my society” affect the way I view things. Ultimately, they help shape my value system. The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing. If something is done by everyone, it will be much easier for him. It won’t lessen his financial loss, and it won’t ease the burden of replacing a loyal servant, but it will help him gather the fortitude to make the proper decision since everyone is doing it. This concept has very real application in our lives. We live in times when society at large has lost its moral compass. Particularly in the United States, once a bastion of family values and morality, we now watch daily as new innovations in decadence and promiscuity pour forth. We can’t open a newspaper without being exposed to a new depth of moral decay. Ideas, concepts, and images that wouldn’t have been accepted in the most base of publications a generation ago are now commonplace in the most respected ones. We may be tempted to assume that this doesn’t affect us. After all, we are different. We don’t buy into the culture of the times. And while we may feel self-assured and secure in our position, the reality is that we are human, so it can’t help but affect us. The question is: what can we do about it?

The Whole World Agrees The Gemara often uses the expression “kulei alma lo pligi” – “the whole world agrees.” To the Torah sages, their world was the whole world. If you had an opinion about an issue of halacha, you were in the world. If not, you weren’t. This is illustrative of a perspective. While they were certainly aware of people outside their sphere, they created their own world. This may sound myopic and cloistered, but it is based on a fundamental understanding of the human. To remain pure in an impure world, we need to create our own world. To some extent, we have done just that. We now have our own music, our own novels, and our own magazines. We have, to a degree, created our own culture. To some, this may sound like “Ghetto Judaism” – limiting, closed off, isolated from the world. And in truth, it is. But it’s not out of being small-minded. It stems from recognizing the extent of the problem and the nature of the human. The unfortunate reality is that we can’t just take the good and ignore the bad. If we wish to live as a holy nation in these times, we need create an oasis of purity. We need to create our own world. 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 718906-6400 and selecting options 1, 4, 3.

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to proclaim that there will be no peace with Israel. As we remember the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for Israel’s freedom and celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, we should reaffirm our sovereignty over all of Israel. An example of our own self-imposed weakness is the Israeli attitude towards the Holy Temple Mount. Har Habayit, as it is known, must be reclaimed as a Jewish holy site and not an Arab site. It must be taken out of the hands of the Waqf Arab religious committees and returned to the Israeli Rabbinate. Recently there was a horrifying video of Jewish religious school children trying to visit the Mount. A large number of Arab men and women surrounded the children and their adult teachers and pushed, screamed at and cursed them until the Israeli police escort forced the JEWISH children and their teachers to leave the holiest Jewish site in the world. Instead of breaking some Arab heads, it was the Jews who were forced to leave (as we approach Israel’s “Independence” Day). It is time that the Israeli government remembers who the sovereign of the Temple Mount is and exerts its control. As Pesach concludes, we celebrate and commemorate sad and happy events that occurred in recent years. We commemorate the Holocaust and the masses of Jews who were murdered. We commemorate the Israel wars and the many sons and daughters who were lost in reacquiring our homeland, and we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day! May Hashem grant us peace and security in our homeland.

They’ve Finally Realized Again and again, Israel has given in to the Palestinian demands for a sign of good will, yet has received nothing in return. It is about time that the Israeli leaders understand that the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas has only one goal in mind and that is to push the Jews into the sea. He is happy to get more and more concessions from Israel and he wins when he convinces Israel to release more and more Palestinian murderers as he gives nothing in return. Abbas has been very successful but Israeli leaders finally woke up to his game plan. John Kerry, the American negotiator, has been duped time and time again by Abbas, and I am not sure that Kerry finally realizes that the Palestinians are playing him and the United States president for gullible fools, because they still do not seem to understand the game that is being played. Thank G-d that the Israeli leaders have finally woken up to the reality of the situation and have broken off negotiations. Abbas has no reason to make peace and he has no mandate from the Palestinian people to make peace. The merger with the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas, recently announced by Abbas’s government, shows the true situation because the terrorists have said time and again and continue


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A Treasury of Torah Riddles Rabbi Mordechai Weintraub, z”l

Solutions To Last Week’s Torah Riddles Torah Personalities Riddle: Whose tefillos are not answered by Hashem, and thus dependent on the tefillos of others? Solution: According to the Ein Yaakov, who cites the Zohar (Parshas Metzora), this applies to a metzora. He cites the case of Miriam, who needed Moses, her brother, to pray for her when she was in distress due to her condition of tzara’as. Times And Places Riddle: What action causes a tongue to be compared with a weapon? Solution: According to the Gemara (Arachin 15a), “Just as a weapon can kill, so too can the tongue kill – through the practice of lashon hara [gossip].” A weapon and the tongue can be compared to each other this way: Just like a weapon attacks its victim from any direction and its spent ammunition cannot be retrieved, so too the tongue attacks its victim from any direction, and the gossip it spews can usually not be taken back. Laws Riddle: Normally a sale made under duress is valid. What kind of document can I write to get around

this law? Solution: The Rama, citing the Rambam (Hilchos Mechirah 10:1) and other poskim, says in his Responsa (siman 86) that if a person signed a pre-purchase moda’ah document (his future sale of an item would be invalid if sold under duress), the sale becomes invalid. Note: According to the Rashbam (Bava Basra 49a), since the moda’ah document was signed before the sale, it carries halachic weight. Mitzvos: Commandments Riddle: Which mitzvah can only be performed by one person (no shaliach mitzvah permitted)? Solution: The mitzvah of pidyon haben – redeeming the firstborn son 30 days after his birth – must be performed by the baby’s father. The father personally gives five sela (silver dollars in U.S. currency, shekels in Eretz Yisrael) to a kohen. According to the Rama (Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De’ah 305:9), this mitzvah cannot be performed by a shaliach (an agent or court representative). Note: the Shach and the Taz disagree with the Rama’s ruling.

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In memory of the yahrzeiten of: Rabbi Chayyim b. Rabbi Moshe Friedlander, zt”l, Liska Rebbe and author of Sol Chayyim VeBracha (9th Iyar, 1904); Rabbi Moshe b. Baruch Hager, zt”l, Shotzer Rebbe (9th Iyar, 1926); Rabbi Aharon b. Rabbi Yosef Wertheim, zt”l, Rav of B’nai Yisrael of Linden Heights and author of Halachos VeHalichos BeChassidus (9th Iyar, 1988); Rabbi Moshe b. Rabbi Baruch Hager, zt”l, Seret-Haifa Rosh Yeshiva (9th Iyar, 1999); Rabbi Yitzchak b. Rabbi Yaakov Alfasi, zt”l, the Rif (10th Iyar, 1104); Rabbi Yosef b. Rabbi Meir Te’omim, zt”l, author of Pri Megadim (10th Iyar, 1792); Rabbi Hillel b. Boruch Bendet Lichtenstein, zt”l, Kolomai Rav (10th Iyar, 1891); Rabbi David b. Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, zt”l, Tolna Rebbe (10th Iyar, 1882); Rabbi Naftali Zvi b. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Horowitz, zt”l, Ropshitzer Rebbe (11th Iyar, 1727); Tali Hatual and her four daughters and unborn child, a”h Hy”d, murdered in Gaza (11th Iyar, 2004); Rabbi Meir Baal Haness, zt”l, (14th Iyar, 121 CE); Rabbi Eliyahu Chaim b. Rabbi Moshe Meisels, zt”l, Rav of Lodz (14th Iyar, 1912); and Rabbi Tuvia b. Rabbi Chaim Meir Goldstein, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Emek Halacha (15th Iyar, 2003).

Hillel’s Innovation ‘The Second Month Of Solomon’s Rule’ (Rosh Hashanah 2b) The year of the Jew revolves around the moon’s monthly renewal and it is the Jewish people through beis din who proclaim the new month – kiddush hachodesh – which in turn determines the dates of the festivals. Today, we use a calendar that tells us in advance when the new moon will appear. However, in the time of the Gemara, before Hillel developed 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.

Klass Continued from p.26 yan Torah, is a baraitha: it is material quite similar to the Mishnah, which Rabbi Judah haNasi did not include in the Mishnah when he compiled it. “Our custom, from time immemorial in East European Jewry, is to recite and study Avoth from the Sabbath after Passover to the Saturday before Rosh Hashanah, fifteen Sabbaths in all. On each of the first twelve we study one chapter, on each of the last three, two chapters. Since the Hebrew for ‘chapter’ is perek, ‘chapters’ is p’rakim, and ‘chapters of’ is pirkei – the work has come to be called Pirkei Avoth, or more simply, Perek.” He further states, “It is no accident or coincidence that originally the time for Perek seems to have been from Passover to Shavuoth. On Passover we celebrate going free from Egypt, and its physical enslavement, to a destiny of G-dliness and Torah. Our people, however, were not ready to receive the Torah at once, and it was only weeks later, when they stood at Mount Sinai, that our people received the Torah – at Shavuoth time. In the symbolic language of the Sages, on Passover we became ‘betrothed’ to the Torah; on Shavuoth the spiritual ‘wedding’ took place, as we made an eternal, irrevocable pact, a covenant, with the Almighty and His Torah. Now, in a time of

this calendar, rosh chodesh was declared by beis din based on the testimony of two witnesses who sighted the new moon. Beis din would interrogate the witnesses to ensure that their testimony was legitimate, and then announce: “Mekudash! – The new month is sanctified!” That day would then be declared as rosh chodesh. In order to understand this process, we present here some basic background on the subject. The lunar month is calculated to roughly parallel the orbit of the moon around the earth. The moon makes one complete circuit every 29.5 days. However, we cannot declare rosh chodesh in the middle of the day. Therefore, we must alternate between 29- and 30-day months. The Waxing and Waning of the Moon Why does the moon wax and wane each month? The moon does not produce its own light. Rather, it reflects the light of the sun. Therefore, only the side of the moon that faces the sun is illuminated. When the moon stands between the sun and Earth, the far side of the moon is illuminated, whereas its near side

betrothal, bride and groom get to know one another, in preparation for a lifetime together. Between Passover and Shavuoth, as we ‘count the days’ by observing s’firah, waiting to receive the Torah anew from Sinai, it is good to prepare by studying Avoth, to gain some idea of the greatness, wonder and profundity of Torah, this unique spiritual ‘bride’ that we are going to receive. Even a non-Jewish scholar, George Foot Moore (Judaism, Cambridge, 1927-30, Vol. II, p. 157), has observed: ‘For a knowledge of the ideals of Rabbinical ethics and piety, no other easily accessible source is equal to Avoth.’ “Nor is it a coincidence, I believe, that we begin studying Perek in the springtime. This is when nature renews its great cycle of annual life and growth: the warm, vital forces of regeneration begin to stir and flow. Man too feels powerful instinctual urges rouse within himself. At this time of year, it is therefore best to listen to the wisdom of the Sages, to learn how to overcome temptation and passion, develop our will power and control our actions. Pirkei Avoth provides instruction, mussar, a blueprint of Torah for the life that comes with renewed force in the spring. “But, you may ask, do we really need this special instruction? We have the Shulchan Aruch, an elaborate legal code that delineates right and wrong, the just and the unjust, in all practical circumstances. And the very passage from the Mishnah that we say

NEXT WEEK’S LUACH New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME May 16, 2014 – 16 Iyar 5774 7:46 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: 8:56 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:20 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Weekly Reading: Bechukosai Weekly Haftara: Hashem Uzzi (Jeremiah 16:1917:14) Daf Yomi: Rosh Hashanah 8 Mishna Yomit: Chulin 5:1-2 Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 374:4 – 375:2 Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Terumos chap. 4-6 Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:40 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

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is left totally dark. The moon is therefore invisible at this point of the month. As the moon circles around the earth, the illuminated half slowly comes into our view, until the 15th of the month when the moon appears full. At this point, the earth is situated between the moon and the sun, and we can see the entire illuminated side of the moon as it stands opposite the sun. After the 15th, the moon continues its orbit, and wanes, as the illuminated side circles out of view. The Development of the Calendar Until the days of the Amora Hillel (a descendant of R’ Yehuda HaNassi, not to be confused with Hillel the Elder, founder of Beis Hillel), the new month was inaugurated based on the testimony of witnesses who spotted the new moon as it emerged from its position between the sun and Earth. However, when the Jewish people were plagued with a series of terrible calamities, and there was no longer a beis din authorized to sanctify the new moon, Hillel developed a calendar by which the new months could be calculated until Moshiach’s arrival. May he arrive soon.

before each chapter of Avoth proclaims, ‘The people Israel all have a share in the world to come.’ Why should we have this special mussar, this teaching and chastisement? “The answer is that a Shulchan Aruch, a legal code of right and wrong, is not enough. Our goal under heaven is not simply to observe the law, important and functional though it is. The goal of Torah is to transmute the human spirit, the character, into something fine and G-dly. David the Psalmist entreated the Almighty, ‘Guard my life, for I am a hasid’ (Psalms 86:2). In its age-old classic sense, this means a person of deep goodness, benevolence and piety. We mentioned the prescription of one sage: ‘The one who wants to become a hasid should observe the laws of n’zikin, laws concerning injuries and damages’ (Bava Kamma 30a). In other words, you should learn from the Torah how to avoid causing injury, and how to pay proper damages for the harm that you may bring. But for another sage this is not enough; his advice for becoming a hasid is, ‘Let him observe the teaching of Avoth.’ Knowledge and strict observance of the Law is not the be-all and end-all. The true hasid is one whose profound piety carries him above and beyond the strict letter of the Law. If he has the slightest doubt that he may be wrong in a dispute, or that his potential claim is questionable, he will give his fellow man the benefit of the doubt rather than use his legal rights aggressively. The hasid overcomes his acquisitive nature and looks beyond, to the spirit of the Law.” R. Bunim concludes, “If you wish to reach this level of beneficence and loving piety, if you would be a hasid, the teachings of Avoth are essential.” (To be continued)

THIS WEEK’S LUACH (continued from p.7) This coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 14th of Iyar, is Pesach Sheni. Some do not say Tachanun at Shacharis and Mincha, as well as at the Mincha service of the preceding day. It is customary to eat matza at least at one meal, even with chametz in the house [at the table] – based upon Tractate Pesachim (95a, Mishna), “... On the second (Pesach Sheni) one may have in his house both chametz and matza. The Talmud (ad. loc.) explains this halacha as being derived through exegesis of the Thirteen Principles.)


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day of freedom was subsequently taken away by Pharaoh. Yet, it is still lovingly recalled as the first expression of Jewish religious happiness over being granted the freedom to worship and sing to G-d on Shabbat (Emet L’Yaakov, Shemot,

Question: Psalm 92 is designated as the psalm of Shabbat. Yet, except for the first phrase – “Mizmor shir l’yom haShabbat” – there is no reference to Shabbat in this psalm. It merely acknowledges that it is good to praise G-d – which is true of any day of the week. In what sense, then, is it a Shabbat psalm? Answer: HaRav HaGaon Yaakov Kaminetsky, z”l, answered this question by citing the Midrash that states that Moshe Rabbeinu asked Pharaoh to grant the Israelites a day of rest during the week. When Pharaoh consented – believing that a day off might increase productivity – Moshe chose Shabbat as the rest day. Upon hearing the good news, the Jews rejoiced, proclaiming, “Tov l’hodot laHashem – It is good [to have an opportunity] to praise G-d and sing His virtues.” This psalm, therefore, was the Jews’ first expression of happiness regarding Shabbat. Unfortunately, this weekly

pp.259-260). The Aruch HaShulchan (Orach Chayim 270:2) notes that in his day it was common practice to assume the onset of Shabbat by reciting this psalm. My grandfather, the Minchat Shabbat (76:14), cites the Beiur Heiteiv (262:5) who rules that whenever one accepts Shabbat, one should stand to express awe and reverence as if in the presence of royalty or grandeur. Indeed, the Chida remarks that he took it upon himself to stand whenever he recited “Mizmor shir l’yom haShabbat” on Friday night. The Aruch HaShulchan further notes that since this prayer represents the essential acceptance of Shabbat, it is the only Shabbat prayer recited on a Yom Tov that falls on Shabbat.

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5) The U.S. captured American Samoa (55,000 residents) from Spain 116 years ago. Its status is different from the rest, as it is a protectorate of the U.S. No voting rights (same as above). Nobody accuses the U.S. of practicing apartheid policies because the people in its territories do not have federal voting rights. There is a clear and recognized difference between human rights and civil (as in voting) rights. Differences in the civil status of citizens exist in other Western countries, and they are not considered apartheid states in the least. In addition to the U.S., in the modern countries of Czechoslovakia, Hong Kong, Latvia and others, a certain percentage of its citizens do not have voting rights. For example, in Latvia – a member of the European Union – 15 percent of its citizens do not enjoy voting rights. All of these countries make a distinction between people on the basis of their nationality, not on the basis of the territory where they live. Israel is another one of those countries. It has nothing to do with apartheid. The nation of Israel has returned to its ancestral homeland in order to establish a Jewish state. The principles according to which this state should function are the means, not the end. If and when we see that granting voting rights and full citizenship to other national groups will threaten Israel’s Jewish identity, it is our full right to contest that threat. Israel always has and always will grant all its residents full human rights. And what about Kerry’s concern for Israel’s Jewish majority? Most likely, he was referring to the “demographic problem.” In that case, Kerry can relax. The average Jewish woman in Israel now gives birth to more babies than her neighbor in Ramallah. According to the American-Israel Demographic Research Group, the continued trend, with the addition of approximately 500,000 new immigrants to Israel, will bolster the Jewish majority from 66 percent to 80 percent by 2035. Without any peace process, the Jewish majority in Israel – Arabs of Judea and Samaria notwithstanding – will be 80 percent in just 20 years. Upheavals like what we are now witnessing in Ukraine or economic crises throughout the world can definitely bring even more new immigrants to Israel, shortening the estimated time span. The Kerrys come and the Kerrys go. Thus the eternal nation doesn’t have to take his manipulations too seriously.

Apartheid 101: A Lesson For John Kerry In a private conversation, Secretary of State John Kerry unleashed the wellknown narrative that dictates that if Israel does not retreat from the settlements, it will become an apartheid state and our fate will be like that of South Africa during its apartheid rule. Kerry even showed deep concern for Israel’s future as a Jewish state. Clearly, his words were directed at the Israeli public in order to create internal pressure for additional retreats. So what is the truth? The only case in history when a predominantly white nation sent its armed forces to Africa in order to bring black people to its country and grant them full citizenship with total freedom is Israel’s rescue of Ethiopian Jewry. Slavery in the classical sense exists today only in some Muslim countries. Accusations of practicing apartheid from representatives of the culture of slavery and their supporters in the Obama administration against the nation that represents the message of Jewish liberty are outrageous. Now for some real definitions of apartheid: South African apartheid was an array of segregative and discriminatory laws based on race. If annexation of territory without affording full voting rights means apartheid, then the U.S. has been – and continues to be – an apartheid state for more than the last 100 years. Here’s why: 1) The U.S. captured the island of Puerto Rico (3.6 million residents) from Spain 116 years ago. Its residents cannot vote in U.S. federal elections. 2) The U.S. captured the island of Guam (150,000 residents) from Spain 116 years ago. No voting rights (same as above). 3) The U.S. bought the Virgin Islands (106,000 residents) from Denmark 97 years ago. No voting rights (same as above). 4) The Northern Mariana Islands (77,000 residents) were captured from Japan 70 years ago and became a UN-American mandate. For the past 36 years, the islands have been under U.S. sovereignty. No voting rights (same as above).

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THE JEWISH 5005 Collins Ave., M.B. Inside Carriage Club • 305-866-3316 7105 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK WASHINGTON, D.C. PRESS RA’ANANA, ISRAEL THE JEWISH BALTIMORE, MARYLAND TEANECK, • GLASGOW, SJERUSALEM, , UK • LENNY’S PIZZA MIAMI BEACH, BEACH, FLORIDA ISRAEL ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEYNEW JERSEY GREATER DAYTONA FLORIDA PRESS COTLAND MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 544 Arthur Godfrey Rd. — 305-397-8395 ---TOV PIZZA RA’ANANA, ISRAEL MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL L’CHAIM’S NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri: 11am-4pm, Sat: 1 hr after Shab-1am GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA THE JEWISH JERSEY Votes Baltimore’sPASSAIC, Best Kosher NEW Pizza ---PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Lubavitch Glatt Restaurant – Tel: 011 44141 638 6116 Cholov Yisrael, Pas Yisrael • www.lennypizza.com NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO PRESS NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA 98 ACHUZA MERCAZ ELRAM CTR. — 09 835 8181 PIZZA, PASTA, SALADS • WE DELIVER RA’ANANA, ISRAEL BARCELONA, SPAIN

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BEST KOSHER CHINESE RESTAURANT IN TOWN

6313 Reisterstown Rd. – 410-358-4TOV (4868) – groups & buses welcome

Serving Pizza • Pasta • Fish • Knish • Salads • Soups • Etc. RA’ANANA, ISRAEL MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER AND ALL SHABBOS MEALS BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS PITA LOCA ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL Maryland’s oldest kosher dairy restaurant • Website: www.TovPizza.com LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BARCELONA, SPAIN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS WE DELIVER TO ANY HOTEL OR BUSINESS MEETING THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND Glatt Kosher Restaurant – 305-673-3388 – - ---NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA SCOTLAND’S ONLY GLATT KOSHER & SHOMER SHABBOS RESTAURANT & CATERER BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY • BOSTON, M ASSACHUSETTS • 601 Collins Ave., Bet. Ocean Dr. & Collins on 6th St., M.B. GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK TEANECK, NEW JERSEY WE HELP ORGANIZE GOLF, WHISKEY & SIGHTSEEING TOURS GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK Shwarma, Falafel, Steaks, Fish • Catering • Delivery • Eat In • Take Out AVENTURA, FLORIDA WWW.LCHAIMSRESTAURANT.CO.UK MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS CAFE EILAT AYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA RA’ANANA, ISRAEL NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ Brick Oven Pizza ------ CITY, 617-277-7770 ATLANTIC NEW JERSEY RAREBEACH, STEAKHOUSE SCOTLAND. UK MIAMI FLORIDA JERUSALEM, • LOS ANGELESGLASGOW , ISRAEL CALIFORNIA • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Su-Th 11-9, F 11-1 • 406 Harvard St., Brookline • Eat-in-Take-out 305-532-7273 -----RA’ANANA, ISRAEL PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Sushi, Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Wraps, Panini, Mexican & Salads –PENNSYLVANIA Yoshon, Cholov Yisroel PHILADELPHIA, New Location: 4101 FLORIDA Pine Tree Drive DISNEY MB ORLANDO, ELITE LOSCUISINE ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA Catering on/off premises • Fri night/Shab lunch • Sun-Thurs 12-11, open Sat night until 1 am Glatt Kosher PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GLASGOWKehilla SCOTLAND. UK– 323-930-1303 PLAYABARCELONA, DEL CARMENSPAIN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NEW JERSEY • ATLANTIC C ITY, PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY • NJ WASHINGTON, D.C. Deli • Chinese • Grill • 7119 Beverly Blvd. • Sushi • Platters • Catering NEWARK  ELIZABETH, RA’ANANA, ISRAEL BARCELONA, SPAIN SEVENTEEN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY Shabbos Take-Out — Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri. 8-3 • “We deliver anywhere you like” PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA TEANECK,BALTIMORE, NEW JERSEYMARYLAND Restaurant and BEACH, Sushi Bar (Formerly Tea For Two) – 305-672-0565 MIAMI FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL MAYA, MEXICO BUBBIES BISTRO NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ TEANECK, NEW JERSEY 1205 17th Street ----- Cholov Yisroel Cholov & Pas Yisroel • 609-822-7200 • -• WASHINGTONBARCELONA, , D.C. • SPAIN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY NORTH FLORIDA Dine In • Take Out • DeliveryMIAMI, • FREE PARKING • Outside Seating 5204 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor, NJ 08406 (closest to casinos & AC) BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY DEL CARMEN RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO BENPLAYA YEHUDA CAFE & PIZZERIA KOSHER ITALIAN • PIZZA – FALAFEL • WWW.BUBBIESBISTRO.COM ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ MANHATTAN RA’ANANA, ISRAEL TASTYGREATER BEACHDAYTONA CAFE BEACH, FLORIDA 301-681-8900 --- UK GLASGOW SCOTLAND. PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXIC BARCELONA, SPAIN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Kosher Dairy -----NORTH 305-673-5483 MIAMI, FLORIDA ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY Voted the Best Pizza in DCWASHINGTON, by Washington WTOP Radio LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA D.C. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA JERUSALEM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 4041 Royal Palm Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140 1370B Lamberton Drive – Silver Spring – MD – 20902 PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY TEANECK, NEW JERSEY Glatt Kosher Restaurant Inc • 609-822-2266 GOURMET BREAKFAST, LUNCH Yoshon & Cholov Yisroel – Delivery Available MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK 6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406 (Atlantic City) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA View our CARMEN menu and learn more at www.bypizza.co/jpress PLAYA DEL  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA AVENTURA, FLORIDA NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA STRICT SUPERVISION OF RABBI SHALOM EVER of Young Israel • MASHGIACH TEMIDI BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS • NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA • BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN BARCELONA, SPAIN RA’ANANA, ISRAEL AROMA BISTRO is closed for winter. It wil reopen after Pesach NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MOTI’S GRILL & DELI MANHATTAN SUBRES GRILL TEANECK, NEW JERSEY PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 301-468-0400 / 301-231-0839 PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY BARCELONA, SPAIN ---LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 305-899-0095 ---• L IVINGSTON , N EW J ERSEY • ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY Glatt Kosher GLASGOW Restaurant Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine SCOTLAND. UK & New York Deli Fresh Salads • Sandwiches CHICAGO, • Fajitas • Pitas • SteaksDISNEY •ILLINOIS Smoothies & More ORLANDO, FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO 2218 NE 123rd Street — www.SubresGrill.com FUMIO GRILL & SUSHI PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Groups welcomed for sit-down, carry-out or delivery service WASHINGTON, D.C. BARCELONA, SPAIN NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ WASHINGTON, D.C. Also visit Moti’s Market, a full service grocery store, www.motismarket.com Catering Available • 973-994-2344 NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDAFLORIDA DISNEY ORLANDO, AVENTURA, FLORIDA • SUNNY BALTIMORE, ISLES BEACHMARYLAND , FLORIDA • 21 East Northfield Rd. • Va’ad ofTEANECK, Metrowest • www.FumioGrillandSushi.com PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA NEW JERSEY MAYA, ME PLAYA DEL  RIVIERA PASSAIC, NEWCARMEN JERSEY LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA RA’ANANA, ISRAEL • AVENTURA, FWASHINGTON, LORIDA • SUSHI, FISH, STEAKS & CHICKEN • SUN 3-9; M-T 11-9; FRI 11-2:30; MTZ’SH - 10 PM D.C. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MEXICO BRAVO MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL PHILADELPHIA, BRONX LISTINGSPENNSYLVANIA FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN NORTH FLORIDA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK GLATTFLORIDA KOSHER CANTINA BARMIAMI, & GLATT GRILL -----ORLANDO, DISNEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN CHOSEN • NEWARK – ELIZABETH , NEW JERSEY • BARCELONA, SPAIN 16850 COLLINS AVE. (168TH & COLLINS) – 305-948-1158 PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERAMANHATTAN MAYA, MEXICO South Florida’s Best Chinese Restaurant Sushi (ORB) BOCA RATON,& FLORIDA MANHATTAN WASHINGTON, GREATER D.C. DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA UPSCALE DINE-IN, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY • PATIO • FREE PARKING 954-248-3111 – www.eatatchosen.com PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA PLAYA DELLOS CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO AVENUE RESTAURANT &AFTER BRONX LISTINGS FOUND BROOK TEANECK, NEW JERSEY World’s FinestCHICAGO, Authentic Kosher ILLINOIS Mexican Restaurant ANGELES, CALIFORNIA NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ 660 W. Hallandale Bch Blvd., Hallandale 33009 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PASSAIC, JERSEY GLATTNEW STAR CATERERS ATLANTIC MANHATTAN CITY, NEW JERSEY BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Dine In, Take Out, Order for Delivery 157 Elmore Av. Elizabeth, NJ 07202 FLORIDA • ONORTH RLANDOMIAMI, , FLORIDA (DISNEY)DISNEY • ORLANDO, FLORIDA • www.NJKOSHER.com • We Deliver AVENTURA, FLORIDA CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PLAYAAFTER DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXIC BRONX LISTINGS 908-354-6777 FOUND BROOKLYN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS • BOCA RATON , FFLORIDA LORIDA • MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA AVENTURA, GRILL, SHWARMA, DELI, SUSHI & MORE ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY WASHINGTON, D.C. LOWER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT BARCELONA, SPAIN SCOTLAND. UK GLASGOW MANHATTAN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ---GLATT KOSHER SUPERVISION OF VAADPENNSYLVANIA HARABONIM OF ELIZABETH, RABBI TEITZ PHILADELPHIA, 407-465-0565 – www.KosherOrlando.com – PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO ASIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA RA’ANANA, ISRAEL 5 MILES FROM NEWARK AIRPORT / JERSEY GARDENS TEANECK, NEW JERSEY WASHINGTON, D.C. AVENTURA, FLORIDA Dine-In-Cater-Out, Call-Click-Come Sushi • Wok DAYTONA • Grill (ORB) BEACH, FLORIDACHICAGO, ILLINOIS GREATER Downtown ORLANDO, Disney Area • Rabbi Manish Spitz FLORIDA DISNEY 7600 W. Camino Real – 561-544-8100 – www.AsiaBocaRaton.com BOCA RATON, FLORIDA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA • BRONX PASSAIC , NEW JNEW ERSEY • MAYA, NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA PASSAIC, JERSEY AFTER BROOKLY BOCA RATON, FLORIDA PLAYA DELLISTINGS CARMEN FOUND RIVIERA MEXICO Dine-In • Take-Out • Catering • Events • Parties – open Saturdays 1 hr. after Shabbat ends AVENTURA, FLORIDA WASHINGTON, D.C. SIMKA’S SWEETS ICE CREAM & JIN MANHATTAN BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS PHILADELPHIA, JON’S PLACE BOCA RATON, FLORIDA SWEET SHOP GLATT KOSHER CHINESE & SUSHI– ELIZABETH, 973-777-4900 NJ NEWARK PENNSYLVANIA MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA MARYLAND NEW ORLEANS,BALTIMORE, LOUISIANA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BARCELONA, SPAIN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS MANHATTAN

THE JEWISH PRESS

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Cholov Yisroel – 561-338-0008

22191 Powerline Rd. (Southwest Corner Palmetto & Powerline)

BOCA RATON, Pizza, Pasta, SaladsFLORIDA and More — Under Supervision of ORB ----WASHINGTON, D.C. FLORIDA AVENTURA, GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA AVENTURA, FLORIDA

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227 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055 — www.JinGlatt.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY 600 Cagan Park Ave. Clermont – 4 miles west of Animal Kingdom Eat-In • Take-Out • Sun-Thurs 11am-10 pm, Fri 10am-3:30pm Sat. nite – catering only TEANECK, NEW JERSEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS BALTIMORE, MARYLAND PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA Under PCK SupervisionMAYA, MEXICO Ice Cream, Bulk Candy, Homemade Waffle Cones, Coffee

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CHAI KO TAPAS: ASIAN FUSION STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI •

WWW.CHAIKOTAPAS.COM

MENDY’S

CHAP-A-NOSH / YUNKEE

Glatt Kosher Family Restaurants ---

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

Grand Central Terminal: 42 St. & Park Ave. – 212 856-9399 Rockefeller Center: 10 Rockefeller Plaza (37W. 48th St.) Dining Concourse – 212-262-9600

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

A Comprehensive Guide for Your Dining Pleasure

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

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY

Mendy’s Atrium 875 3rd Avenue (52nd St) – 212-308-0303

GLATT KOSHER

*Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station

THE JEWISH PRESS

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

STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

MANHATTAN Now also in Brooklyn — see Brooklyn listing

THE JEWISH • PHILADELPHIA , PENNSYLVANIA • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA PRESS ESPRESSO

BROOKLYNCHINA

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MIKE’S BISTRO

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

Glatt Kosher Contemporary Gourmet Cuisine ---

Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P.

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

Catering Available – Free Delivery – Private Party Room

RAFFAELLO KOSHER PIZZA

Casual Dairy Dining • 718-435-2233 • www.my-cornercafe.com

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

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

CHOLOV YISROEL ---- 212-575-6550 BREAKFAST-LUNCH • SOUPS, SALADS, DELICIOUS PIZZAS!

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Glatt Kosher – open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday

THE JEWISH BRAVO PRESS RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y. ----

DAY FIVE SUSHI 718-513-6662 • Kehila Kashrus • Day5sushi.com

AT THE SETAI

1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N)

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

Corner of 92nd and Amsterdam AveMIAMI (Upper West Side) – 212-362-0700 BEACH, FLORIDA

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

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

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

Specialty Desserts. Freshest, Best Sushi Around!

MANHATTAN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

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TEVERE “84”

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY THE JEWISH PRESS

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

Midtown Location – Broadway & 37th St 212-268-4499

GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK

THE JEWISH MANHATTAN BROADWAY’S JERUSALEM 2 PRESS BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

EL GAUCHO GLATT

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www.teverenyc.com — Elegant and Romantic Dining

Bar-B-Que – Grill, Pasta & Fish

Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5 PM - 10:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM - 10 PM • Open Motzei Shabbos

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

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24 HOURS – DAIRY/SUSHI --- Cholov Yisroel

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

BROOKLYN 45 E 34th StreetATLANTIC (Bet. Madison &CITY, Park Ave) • 212-481-4222 NEW JERSEY

212-398-1475 ----

Now thereJERUSALEM, is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe ISRAEL

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

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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

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

1359 Coney Island Ave. — Supervision of Kehilah Kashrus

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

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

BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

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

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE

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

Aged Steaks --- 212-317-1950

On-street parking in front of the store weekends; also weekdays after 7 p.m.

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

QUEENS

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY ESTIHANA

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA Enjoy Live Jazz Nights • www.wolfandlambsteakhouse.com

AND. UK

CAFE 11 PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

YA, MEXICO Financial District: 11 Broadway (Lobby) – 212-425-2233 SH RA’ANANA, ISRAEL FIVE AREA  NASSAU ANGELES, Midtown:TOWNS 227LOS West 60th St. (bet. 10 CALIFORNIA & 11 Ave.)COUNTY – 212-956-2120 SS Sushi, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups – www.cafe11nyc.com

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GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK

NEW JERSEY VegetarianPASSAIC, & Dairy

GLATT A-LA-CARTE

WASHINGTON, D.C. MANHATTAN GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

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Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant 32 West 39NORTH St. (Mid Town) • 212-354-8181 MIAMI, FLORIDA Inside and outside Catering • Free Delivery all over NYC • Vaad Harabonim of Queens

BARCELONA, SPAIN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA KOSHER DELUXE A

Supv. of Amrom Roth – walking distance from Diamond District – expert in office catering D.C. SCOTLAND. UK

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

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA LE RATON, MARAIS BOCA FLORIDA ORLANDO, FLORIDA Glatt Kosher French Bistro ---- DISNEY NEW 150 West 46thROSLYN, Street (between 6thYORK & 7th) • 212-869-0900 WASHINGTON, D.C. French specialties include: Steak/frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list,

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

The Finest Continental Grill Gourmet in the Heart of Brooklyn

ROSLYN

PASSAIC, NEW SELECTIONS OF FINE WINES AND BEERS • NEW:JERSEY LUNCH MENU ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY * Grand Opening * MANHATTAN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

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

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STATEN ISLAND MONSE BROOKLYN Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY Flatbush: 1223 Ave. “J” (E. 13th St.), Bklyn 718-377-6873, Fax 718-677-0831 TEANECK, NEW JERSEY CAFE DE PARIS UNDER STRICT RABBINICAL SUPERVISION • PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY Fine Dairy, Vegetarian & Sushi Restaurant BRONX FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN OPEN DAILYLISTINGS TILL 12 • OPEN MOTZEI SHABBOS • KDEXPRESS.COM NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA GREAT NECK, NEW YORK 4424 16th Ave • 718-853-2353 • Open 8am-10pm • *Free Delivery* MANHATTAN BROOKLYN BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKW Sheva Brachos and catering for all occasions New American Steakhouse “Our Steaks......Fuhgeddaboutit!!” – Free Delivery

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THE LOFT STEAKHOUSE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 1306 40th Street – Corner 13th Ave – 718-475-5600 PRESS TEANECK, NEW JERSEY MANHATTAN BROOKLYN

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

Glatt Kosher FastORLANDO, Food Family Restaurant FLORIDA DISNEY

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

FIVE—TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY We Deliver 5123 18th Ave. — “Fine Elegant Dining & Take Out”

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY BROOKLYN STEAK COMPANY THE JEWISH ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA Street Parking in front of restaurant after 7:00 pmUK Mon - Thurs GLASGOW SCOTLAND.

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

Glatt Kosher • 718-438-6675

Serving Meat and Fish Dishes — R’ Y. Babad-Tartikover Rov • Sun-Thurs. 1:00-10pm

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

MONSEY, NEW YORK

ALICES RESTAURANT WE ARE NOT NEW...JUST BETTER!

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

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

1217 Ave. J (Bet. E. 12th & 13th)

BROOKLYN QUEENS Vaad Harabonim of Flatbush; Kehilah Kashrus • www.Estihana.com •NJ Glatt Kosher • BROOKLYN • NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

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

Glatt Mediterranean Cuisine, Gourmet Deli & Sushi Lounge

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Keeping Jerusalem By Hillel Fendel & Chaim Silberstein

The Elephant And The Sand Castle Why is there no peace in the Middle East? “There are a lot of reasons for the [recent] peace effort’s failure,” writes Israeli analyst Nachum Barnea on Ynet, but “the primary sabotage came from the settlements.” This is the conclusion of unnamed “senior American officials involved in Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace push” who talked with Barnea. Just curious: Did the Arab side agree to live in peace with Israel before there was a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, such as in 1948? Did the Arabs accept Israel in 1964 when the PLO was established with the objective of destroying Israel? (Hint: They didn’t.) “From the U.S. perspective,” Barnea writes, “the issue of the settlements was largely to blame” for the breakdown of talks. The officials said they couldn’t understand why Israel rejected Abbas’s demand for a three-month freeze on settlement construction. “Why is it such a big deal?” they innocently asked. It’s questions like that that make it hard to believe that Barnea was actually talking to “senior” officials who were truly “involved” in the peace talks. Don’t they remember what happened the last time Israel agreed to a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria? Not only did it nearly drain Israel’s entire housing industry, leaving long-term financial damage in its wake, but it also brought further Palestinian blackmail and demands, with absolutely no Arab concessions. It was in late 2009 that Israel declared a ten-month construction freeze, under American brokerage, thus paying the Palestinians to deign to agree to come to the negotiating table. “We hope this decision will help launch meaningful peace negotiations,” Prime Minister Netanyahu declared at the time. But the PA played its cards well. For nine months it simply refused to begin negotiating, and then finally claimed, “This ten-month moratorium is not acceptable; it must be ‘infinite.’ ” Only in the final month of the freeze did the PA finally pretend it had agreed to talk – and then, only on one topic: “The freeze must continue indefinitely, or else no talks.” Thus, Israel had agreed to freeze the lives of 350,000 Israelis just so that the PA would agree to negotiate about how much longer the freeze would go on. Israel did not fall for the trap, ended the freeze as scheduled, and negotiations have been stuck right there ever since. Yet now, it’s considered Israel’s fault… Another aspect of the “blame the settlements” approach can be seen in the hostile reaction to Israel’s reissuing of tenders for 700 housing units in Gilo. Gilo is a Jewish suburb of Jerusalem, in an area that had been unilaterally and illegally administered by Jordan between 1948 and 1967. (Illegal, because the area was supposed to be part of a Palestinian state, according to the 1947 UN partition resolution; Jordan refused to accept this, invaded the area to attack Israel, and then took for itself parts of Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria.) To blame the talks’ breakdown on housing plans in Gilo is the height of smug hypocrisy. Everyone knows that Gilo will always be a part of Israel, no matter what “peace agreement” is ever reached. Gilo is far from just another little “settlement.” It is home to over 40,000 Israelis from all walks of life – including some of Israel’s most prominent left-wing pundits – and is an intrinsic part of Yerushalayim in every way. So, for that matter, are Ramat Eshkol, N’vei Yaakov, East Talpiyot, and other Jerusalem “settlements” claimed by the Palestinian Authority. The truth is that seeking to place blame for the failure of the Kerry initiative is like trying to calculate why a sand castle cannot support the weight of an elephant: It simply is not built for it. The Arab world is simply not built to accept the existence of Israel in its midst. The PA, specifically, teaches its youth that the Jews have no national or historical rights in the area; that those who murder them in suicide and other attacks are to be glorified; and that the several thou-

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Week In Review

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

ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS NETANYAHU WANTS LAW DESIGNATING ISRAEL AS JEWISH STATE Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will seek a law that would officially make Israel the national state of the Jewish people. “The Declaration of Independence sets, as the cornerstone in the life of the state, the national Jewish identity of the state of Israel,” Netanyahu said during a visit to Independence Hall in Tel Aviv in advance of Israel’s Independence Day, according to a statement sent by his office. Later, he said, “It is my intention to submit a basic law to the Knesset that would provide a constitutional anchor for Israel’s status as the national state of the Jewish people. I believe the most basic component in our life as a nation will receive constitutional status similar to the other main components that are the foundation of our state, as determined in the basic laws.” Netanyahu said Israel will “always preserve the full equality, in personal and civil rights, of all its citizens, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, in a Jewish and democratic country.”

POLICE: YOUNG ISRAELI WOMAN LIKELY MURDERED BY TERRORISTS A young Jewish woman whose body was found in northern Israel was probably killed by terrorists, police said. Shelly Dadon, 20, who left her home in Afula on May 1 for a job interview in Migdal Ha’emek, was found dead in the city’s industrial zone later that day, Army Radio reported last Friday. A senior police officer told Radio Kol Rega, a regional station, that “detectives found evidence that led them to focus on nationalistic motives,” using police jargon for terrorist attacks. “This is a complex murder, and we certainly do not rule out other leads,” said the officer, Moshe Cohen, commander of the police’s northern regional division. Cohen said Dadon’s body showed “severe signs of violence.” According to Channel 10, police detectives believe Dadon was abducted en route to the industrial zone of Migdal Ha’emek. She was led to woods near Route 75, where she was stabbed to death. Channel 2 reported the injuries were to her upper body. Most of the details connected to the investigation are subject to a gag order issued at police request.

ISRAEL’S POPULATION GROWS TO 8.2 MILLION Israel’s population has increased to nearly 8.2 million, according to figures released just ahead of Israel Independence Day. The population grew by 2 percent, about 157,000 people, according to the report from the Central Bureau of Statistics. Jews make up 75 percent of the population, or 6.135 million people. Arabs are 20.7 percent, or 1.694 million people. Some 178,000 babies were born in the past year and 42,000 deaths were reported. In addition, 24,000 people moved to Israel during that time.

daily circulation of any Israeli newspaper. Adelson is a major supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Republican candidates in the United States. The Jerusalem District Court had approved the $4.9 million sale to Adelson but conditioned the transaction on the approval of the antitrust commissioner. The court applied the same condition on the $1.2 million bid for Maariv by Jerusalem Post owner Eli Azur.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS POLICE DISPERSE CROWD AT ANTI-SEMITIC EVENT IN BRUSSELS Belgian police used a water cannon to disperse a crowd that had gathered for an event that Jewish groups called a “summit meeting for anti-Semites.” Some 500 people gathered in front of a bookstore in the Anderlecht municipality of Brussels on Sunday for the event. No one was arrested in the standoff, which lasted several hours while the crowd waited for a top Belgian court to rule on an appeal to hold the event. The court did not rule and police moved in to disperse the crowd after several hours. Earlier in the day Eric Tomas, the mayor of Anderlecht, one of 19 municipalities that make up the Brussels autonomous region of the federal Belgian state, said he was banning the “European Congress of resistance,” saying it was a serious risk to public safety due to planned protests. The event was organized by Laurent Louis, a Belgian lawmaker with a record of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements. One of the speakers invited was the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has seven convictions for inciting racial hatred against Jews.

TORAH BOOK FETCHES RECORD $3.87 MILLION AT PARIS AUCTION A 15th-century printed book of the Torah sold for a record $3.87 million at an auction in Paris. Christie’s, which organized the auction, listed the buyer as “anonymous” and said the sale broke the mark for the most expensive Hebrew-language book. Three buyers attempted to outbid each other over the telephone. The book was printed in Hebrew in Bologna in January 1482, according to Christie’s. “The volume represents the very first appearance in print of all five books of the Pentateuch as well as the first to which vocalization and cantillation marks have been added,” the Christie’s website said. Prior to the auction, Christie’s estimated the item’s worth at up to 1.5 million euros, or $2.08 million. In 2012, the Paris office of Christie’s sold a 15th-century machzor, or Jewish High Holidays prayer book, for $2.41 million. It was created in Florence, Italy, and richly embellished with intricate designs.

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ADELSON GETS GO-AHEAD TO BUY ISRAELI NEWSPAPER

PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE REJECTS J STREET’S MEMBERSHIP BID

Israel’s Antitrust Authority approved the sale of the Makor Rishon newspaper and the NRG news website to billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Israel Hayom company. The authority also approved the sale of the Hebrew-language Maariv to The Jerusalem Post, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. Israel Hayom, a free daily distributed throughout Israel, began operating in 2007 and has the highest

J Street failed to gain admission to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The vote of Presidents Conference members was 17 in favor, 22 against and three abstentions. “This is a sad day for us, but also for the American Jewish community and for a venerable institution that has chosen to bar the door to the communal tent to an organization that represents a substantial

segment of Jewish opinion on Israel,” J Street said in a statement. J Street needed a two-thirds majority of the entire Presidents Conference, or 34 of the 51 member groups, to join the Jewish community’s foreign policy umbrella. A number of leading Jewish groups had come out in favor of the dovish Middle East policy group’s entry, including the Anti-Defamation League, arms of the Reform and Conservative movements, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the community’s domestic policy umbrella. J Street is a strong critic of the current Israeli government’s policies and backs the Obama administration’s approach toward Iran opposed by many pro-Israel groups.

EX-COP BUSTED FOR ANTI-SEMITIC GRAFFITI IN BROOKLYN A former New York policeman was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn. Michael Setiawan, 36, was arrested Sunday for the vandalism spree the previous night throughout Boro Park. The anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted in red on a school building and on 20 private residences and cars. A surveillance camera at the school showed Setiawan spray-painting on the school’s door; hate graffiti was found there. Setiawan was charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both as hate crimes. “It is unconscionable that someone would spray such hateful graffiti across our community; the crime is only more appalling that it was done on the holiest day of our week,” said Councilman David Greenfield, who represents the area.

CONSTRUCTION WORKER ARRESTED IN STARK MURDER A Brooklyn construction worker was arrested in connection with the murder of real estate developer Menachem Stark. Kendel Felix, 26, was employed by a contractor who worked for Stark. Felix, who was arrested after being questioned by police earlier in the day, is described by police sources as a “main player” in the January killing, according to the daily. A police source told the Daily News that Felix and two accomplices wanted to rob Stark, not kill him. Felix reportedly told police that they accidentally suffocated Stark when he struggled to escape. The accomplices also were taken into custody and questioned. The three suspects reportedly were linked to the crime by evidence discovered in the van used to kidnap Stark, a father of seven. A security camera outside Stark’s office in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn had captured the kidnapping. His body was found the next day, Jan. 3, in a dumpster on suburban Long Island some 16 miles from his office. Police said he was suffocated and his body burned.

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Kids have always been crazy. I remember the fans who danced in the aisles to Benny Goodman’s band at the old New York Paramount Theater. And of course there were the crazies who stood on line in all kinds of weather to scream at Frank Sinatra. Once, when my little brother Berel was a freshman in high school, Benny Goodman was set to open at the New York Paramount. Some of Berel’s friends decided to play hooky and see the great Goodman in person. Berel had a nearly perfect attendance record that year, so he figured nobody would care if he took a day off – certainly not the teachers. They would probably welcome the relief. He borrowed 50 cents from me and pretended he was going to school. Instead, he and his friends took the train to Manhattan. They got off at 42nd Street and joined thousands of other idiots, some of whom had been waiting in front of the theater since 5 a.m. Finally the box office opened and the kids plunked down their coins to see the great Goodman. The kids had a ball. When the show was finished, though, a number of the crazier fans decided not to leave, figuring they’d catch the next show for free. Berel and his friends, being basically good kids, had left as soon as the show was over. Outside the theater a group of young men corralled a bunch of the kids who were on their way out, Berel and his friends among them, and asked them their names and addresses. They told the kids they would get free passes to the Glenn Miller show the following week. Just then, however, word began spreading through the crowd that the gentlemen were really truant officers. It’s a miracle a riot didn’t break out. When the kids still in the theater heard about this, the building emptied in under two minutes. The kids went out stairways, windows, fire escapes – any exit available. But for Berel and his friends, it was too late. The men already had their names and addresses. The ride home was the longest the kids ever took. With their schoolbooks tucked under their arms they walked the last mile from the subway. They figured they would be expelled from school and heaven knows what else. Berel tossed and turned in bed all night. The following morning he had bags under his eyes. He tramped off to school as if he were walking the last mile. All day long, whenever someone walked into the classroom from the main office, Berel and the other kids who had played hooky with him died a thousand deaths, expecting the worst. But nothing happened that day. The next day and the day after that were just the same. Not a word from anyone about the truant officers. Berel

began to think he was in the clear. And then it happened. When Berel came home on the fourth day after the concert, Mama was waiting for him with an official-looking letter in her hand and a stare that left little to the imagination. Berel swallowed hard. The color left his face. This was it! This was the fatal hour. This was the accounting. He walked into the kitchen and Mama asked tersely, “Where did you go Monday?� Berel gulped. He cleared his throat and blurted out the whole story. Mama sat in awe. She couldn’t believe one of her brood could play hooky from school. That was like stealing – stealing knowledge from ourselves. After Berel was done spilling the beans, Mama held up the letter she had in her hand. But it wasn’t from the school or the Board of Education! It was from the electric company. The letter said they were going to shut off our electricity if we didn’t pay our bill. Turns out Mama had given Berel money to pay the bill at the hardware store on his way to school Monday morning. But Berel, thinking only of the Goodman concert later that day, had forgotten all about it (and in fact still had the bill and envelope in his jacket pocket). As Mama went back to her work in the kitchen, she handed Berel another envelope, this one addressed to him. Berel took the envelope, thinking it was an advertisement, and went into his room to sulk. Finally, he opened the envelope – and found two passes for the Glenn Miller show at the New York Paramount Theater the following week. Here’s what had actually happened. The management of the theater knew there would be trouble getting all the kids to leave after the first show, so they told the ushers to put on street clothes, line up in the lobby, and take the names and addresses of those kids who left the theater like ladies and gentlemen in order to reward them with tickets for the Glenn Miller show. The idea was that once the rowdier kids still in the theater heard about the free passes, they would quickly leave in hopes of getting some for themselves. But when that didn’t seem to work, management passed the word that the men taking names and addresses were actually truant officers. The idea was a gem, and they emptied the theater in no time. But of course poor Berel and about 99 other kids had spent the next few days petrified that their parents were about to get a call or letter from the truant officers. Berel never did use those passes; Mama framed them and put them on the wall in his room with one word – gedenk (remember). In fact, even when he was all grown up he kept them hanging over his desk in his office.

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Lehmann Continued from p.24 No amount of artificial enhancements can take the place of a strong work ethic applied to learning. And that ethic is learned at home, irrespective of a family’s financial standing. Which is why those cultures imbued with a strong emphasis on education are the same ones succeeding today, in America and elsewhere. As was recently reported, a single father from the Sichuan Province in China walks nine miles every day with his disabled 12-year-old strapped to his back so the boy can get an education. He estimates he’s walked 1,600 miles since he started taking his son to school because, though the boy is physically disabled, “there is nothing wrong with his mind.” Thanks to his father’s devotion, Xiao Qiang has climbed to the top of his class. There are many similarities in the emphasis on education found in the Asian and Jewish communities. Indeed, it’s hard not to connect the dots between the People of the Book and their long history of success, despite the many challenges they’ve faced.

Fendel & Silberstein Continued from p.41 sand nomads who lived in the Holy Land together with Jews in recent centuries are actually the forebears of a "glorious Palestinian nation" that has been around for 2,000 years – even before the advent of Islam. Mostly, however, the PA encourages its youngsters that Israel's existence is temporary and can soon be ended, if only they are sufficiently resolute. Peace can certainly be attained – if only the Arab side abandons these anti-humanistic beliefs. This, in turn, can only happen if the international community ceases its encouragement of these beliefs by pressuring Israel to make "concessions" and thus appear susceptible to a salami-like strategy of destruction. Regarding Jerusalem, let us quote Prof. Efraim Inbar of the Begin-Sadat Center. "It is time," he wrote after the breakdown of the



Long before there were laws against discrimination or financial safety nets, American Jews rose to the top academically and economically. The success stories of immigrant Jewish Americans in the early half of the past century and once-penniless Holocaust survivors in the second half attest to their determination to succeed despite obvious hardships. Jews across the ocean have been similarly successful. In a report released in 2012 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Israel – a tiny country little more than a half-century old, besieged by constant wars and the constant threat of war – was ranked the second most educated country in the world. This is because millennia of emphasis on Talmud Torah above all have ingrained in the Jewish psyche the necessity of intellectual pursuit. Over the years, whether or not Jews have strayed from their commitment to the principals of the Torah, the value of learning itself was retained. All observant Jews know they are obligated to study Torah. And while Judaism stresses study over all else, there are no short cuts or entitlements to succeed at it. The only limitations set on this pursuit are restrictions specific to each individual.

Everyone has the ability to maximize his own potential and skills in learning through study and hard work. The Torah does not discriminate. Even converts who have mastered Jewish teachings have become great and revered Talmudic scholars. Progressives who push the opposite of these Judaic principals in an effort to level the academic playing field have only made the situation worse. Government policies aimed at lowering standards in American education to artificially elevate some in our society have only lowered our international academic standing worldwide. Until such time as the study and work ethic becomes ingrained in communities that are floundering, there will be no change of the kind progressives envision. And no amount of outside advantages provided to those communities will succeed as long as those ethics are not internalized. As Judaism has shown, success ultimately lies not in simply being people of the Book but in being people who live by the book.

Kerry initiative, "that the U.S. and the international community recognize [that] Palestinian demands to divide Jerusalem’s capital are unreasonable… No Israeli government will survive or support any concessions made in Jerusalem… All polls show that over two-thirds of Israelis – and nearly 80 percent of Israelis between the ages of 18 and 24 - feel that Jerusalem should remain the united capital of Israel." Strategic considerations also dictate that Israel hold onto greater Jerusalem as a united city, Inbar adds. Jerusalem "controls the only highway from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River Valley, along which military forces can move with little interference from Arab communities. If Israel wants to maintain a defensible border in the east, it needs to secure the east-west axis from the coast to the Jordan Valley, via an undivided Jerusalem." And finally, Inbar notes the Arab position: "The Arab minority in the city has clearly shown its preference for living under Israeli rule. Many Arabs have moved to the Israeli side of the security barrier being built around Jerusalem. Polls show that a large majority of Jerusalem’s Arabs oppose being subject to

Palestinian rule." In short: The settlements are not the issue, and neither is Jerusalem. The main obstacle to peace is rather the Arab refusal to recognize and accept that Israel is here to stay.

Sara Lehmann, a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, was formerly an editor at a major New York publishing house. Her column appears the second issue of each month.

To help in disseminating the above, or to take part in fact-finding bus tours of Yerushalayim, please send an e-mail to tours@keepjerusalem.org, or visit the Keep Jerusalem-Im Eshkachech website at www. keepjerusalem.org. Chaim Silberstein is president of Keep Jerusalem-Im Eshkachech and the Jerusalem Capital Development Fund. He was formerly a senior adviser to Israel's minister of tourism. Hillel Fendel, past senior editor at Israel National News/Arutz-7, is a veteran writer on Jerusalem affairs. Both have lived in Jerusalem and now reside in Beit El.

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South Florida SHELLEY BENVENISTE SOUTH FLORIDA EDITOR IT’S MY OPINION

A Day To Look Back, A Day To Look Ahead The recent Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day was a poignant time in the Jewish world. Candle-lighting vigils were held. Dignitaries made speeches. Survivors told their stories. Locally, a children’s choir sang several songs about love and peace. Many synagogues held programs. Over 600 people gathered at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach. Somehow, some way, there is a pervasive theme that follows all of these events. It seems many people feel that commemorating this outrage will result

in enlightenment for the world. They think education is the key. They think that once the unspeakable facts of the Shoah are told, enlightenment will follow. They think that showing the world what could and did happen will ensure that it will never occur again. Unfortunately, those who think this way are mistaken. Several weeks ago an incident occurred that reminded all of the omnipresent sickness of anti-Semitism. Three people were shot dead at two Jewish centers in suburban Kansas City. The man who was arrested is a Nazi sympathizer who called out “Heil Hitler” as he was taken away by police. My story is less dramatic. I was recently helping a friend who was looking to rent an apartment. He had given a sizable deposit for a unit, yet the landlord claimed he could not find a lease form. The landlord called a few days later and said he wanted to speak with my friend about something important. My friend made an appointment. I went along. The landlord has many properties in the South Florida area. He is a former citizen of eastern Europe and has been in America for many years. He started

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off with charming affability and then went into his bitter diatribe. He complained that he had many troubles with renters and that the troubles were always caused by Jews. He said the Jews had cost him a lot of money. My friend stood up and asked for his deposit check. The landlord was shocked. Before we left, I informed the landlord that he needed to be careful of what he said. This was, after all, was the United States of America. He looked me in the eye and replied, “But why? It is true!” My friend repeated his request, took the check and left. The incident occurred on Yom HaShoah in Bay Harbor, Florida. Throughout the world, in France and Great Britain, in the Ukraine and on college campuses in America, anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head. The veil of civility is fragile and the right or wrong set of circumstances or economic problems can set off an explosion at any time. The pot is simmering. For now it’s on the back burner. Circumstances can set off an explosion. Jews need to be vigilant. Never again. CONTACT: Sherry Krug, 305-932-2829 ext. 7807 WHAT: An Evening With Noam Shalit: Noam Shalit’s son Gilad was held captive by Hamas for over five years. He was returned to Israel in November 2011. Noam will discuss the worldwide campaign that was waged for Gilad’s release. WHEN: May 12, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. COST: No charge CONTACT: Mercedes Cifuentes, 305-705-0800

Emunah Of Miami Beach Holds Annual Dinner Florida congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Gita Galbut, and carefully developed with the accepted the Emunah Humanitarian Leadership input of their dinner committee. Award at the Miami Beach chapter’s annual dinner, which was held at the Alexander Hotel in late February. The theme of the evening was “A Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and Their Generations.” In her comments, Ros-Lehtinen underscored the need for vigilance against the threats of fascism as they present themselves today, and lauded the work of Emunah in strengthening Israel. In addition to celebrating the world and work of Emunah, the Dinner recognized survivors as heroes in our time for their unparalleled efforts and accomplishments in rebuilding Jewish life. This theme was conceived by Holocaust Survivor Phyllis Margules, surrounded by several family chairpersons Helene Berkowitz members.

At the inception of the program, all Holocaust survivors present came forward to lead the singing of Hatikvah. Representing the survivors was Phyllis Margules, a Miami Beach “snowbird” and matriarch of a family that has been a longtime benefactor of Emunah. Mrs. Margules recounted with strength and equanimity the basic facts of her Holocaust experiences. Miami Beach friends of Emunah Rose and Sam Gurfinkel, Terry and Michael Lefkowitz and Elissa and Dr Ari Ciment represented survivor generations and contributed their own moving stories, divrei Torah and words of encouragement. Emunah’s well-received film was introduced with touching insight by Mrs. Ani Leiser. Emunah’s mission is to alleviate the burdens of Israel’s social problems, to strengthen the fabric of Israeli society through education and social services, and to provide emergency services to its citizens during times of crisis. To learn more or to donate, visit www.emunah. org, or call 305-538-1222.

Miami Beach S.H. Mitzvah Garden Honors Jonathan Nelson After months of planning and execution, Southern NCSY’s largest Jewish Student Union (JSU) club, Hi Tides at Miami Beach Senior High School, dedicated its Mitzvah Garden in honor of Mr. Jonathan Nelson, history teacher and the club’s sponsor. More than 80 participants worked over the school year to beautify an abandoned lot on campus. A dedication ceremony was held where the plaque was installed and a very surprised and touched Mr. Nelson was in tears with the students’ display of appreciation. JSU clubs, which are part of NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, are found in hundreds of public high schools across North America. Rabbi Avi Fried, director of education and Miami Beach NCSY, said, “The purpose of the Hi Tides club

was to engage JSU members in the study of ecology, tikkun olam and other Jewish values. Mr. Nelson is a wonderful believer in Jewish youth and an activist to get kids more involved in the Jewish community. He is also president of a foundation that is dedicated to helping Jewish teens receive a Jewish education, formally and informally, and this was a wonderful way to thank him for all he does for the Jewish future.” “The future is in your hands,” declared Todd Cohn, executive director of Southern NCSY, as he addressed the dozens of attendees at the dedication. “Each and every one of you is like this garden in that you are so full of potential and your futures are bright, exciting (L-R) Rabbi Avi Fried, Jonathan Nelson, Todd Cohn and beautiful.”


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South Florida Ohev Shalom Congregation Continues To Inspire Ohev Shalom Congregation in Miami Beach, located at 7055 Bonita Drive, was founded in 1960 by Rabbi Pinchas A. Weberman and has been an im-

A larger sculpture has evolved and represents the Beit HaMikdash. Marble and blue glass have been added to the tiles. The collage of textures and colors is quite effective. Braun hopes they will be used as a visual prompt for contemplation and thought. There are many lessons to be learned; perhaps the most poignant can be taken from a reflection by the artist himself. “Every rock and piece of material was chipped or broken is some way, and yet it was put together to form a beautiful work of art,” Braun says. “We all need to remember that we have to work with what is on our plate. We need to use what YOUNG ISRAEL of we have and use it BAL HARBOUR for the good.” 9592 HARDING AVENUE Ohev Shalom SURFSIDE, FL 33154 (Entrance in Rear of Building) congregation con305-866-0203 tinues to inspire. ADMIN@YIBH.ORG

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portant part of South Florida’s Jewish community ever since. The shul is a place of refuge from the mundane, an oasis in the rat race of life. Friday nights and Shabbos days are warm and welcoming respites from the week, with family style dinners and lunches provided as an accommodation for the congregation. Everyone is invited and everyone feels welcome. Members often step up to address the needs of the congregation. A recent bar mitzvah celebration was an example. Congregants joined in to help the family in preparing a festive meal. A beautiful cake was baked and decorated. The celebration was a collaborative effort, a true labor of love. Shimon Braun is a member of Ohev Shalom who reflects the attitude that the synagogue inspires. Braun was born in Colombia and later lived in Israel. He currently resides in South Florida. He is the Shabbos gabbai of the shul and frequently leads informal discussions on the parshah of the week at the synagogue’s Shabbos table. Braun has a black belt in karate and is a professional instructor of the technique. He also has a softer, artistic side, as he has worked for a year planting and designing the shul’s landscaping and fashioning some impressive sculptures in the garden that surrounds Ohev Shalom. While visiting his sister, Braun spotted some extra blocks that were left over from a project in her home. The beautiful natural stones were captivating. When his sister said she had no further use of the extra tiles, Braun brought them to the shul and the project was initiated. The blocks were broken, yet their configurations spurred Braun’s imagination. He fashioned a sculpture using triangle-shaped material that reminded him of pyramids and mountains. He placed these tiles in a juxtaposition of composition. The pyramid represented Pharaoh and arrogance. The mountain represented the Sinai of revelation and the modesty of both the mount and the man, Moses. Two stones representing the tablets complete the work.

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North East Painting and Home Improvement LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/27/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1955 Bogart Ave. Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3511 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Nat rental LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/22/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. address and Reg. Agent c/o Evyatar Iizirov 515 E 7th St #6L Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3512 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Viki films LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/17/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. address and Reg. Agent c/o Fnu Esmail 15Kossuth Pl., 3rd Flr. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3513 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Metro boys 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 c/o ACS 99 Washington Ave. #1008 Albany, NY 12260. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3514 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

2008 Ocean ave condominium LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/25/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2008 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3515 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of MLMG Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/24/14. 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# 3504 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

BK 272 53RD Street LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/5/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 471 54TH St. Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3516 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Project Octopi, 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 princ. bus. address & RA c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3508 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Brooklyn orthopedic and sports medicine PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/12/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 84 80TH St. Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3517 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Qualification of 249 Prospect, L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/21/2014. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 8/19/1999. 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. Principal office address of LLC: 166 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ Div. of Rev., P.O. Box 450, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3519 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Qualification of Halsted Apartments, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/21/2014. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 3/29/1999. 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. Principal office address of LLC: 166 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ Div. of Rev., P.O. Box 450, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3520 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Atlantic Columbus Managers LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 316 Douglass St., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3521 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Formation of NHI HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The Regency at Glen Cove, 94-96 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3522 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of 1548 MERRICK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Daniel Rosenthal, Manager, 1548 Jerusalem Ave., North Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3523 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Brooklyn Ave Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: c/o Duke Properties, 825 Third Ave., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3524 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Qualification of Luxor Properties LLC. Fictitious name in NY State: Pure Equities LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 6/13/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Duke Properties, 825 3rd Ave., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10022. NJ address of LLC: c/o B&D Holdings, Inc., 776 Mountain Blvd., Ste 202, Watchung, NJ 07069. Arts. of Org. filed with Treasurer of State of NJ, Div. of Revenue, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3525 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Sam and Joseph Sasson LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1186 E. 22nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3526 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Qualification of 71-85 Lewis Avenue LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/20/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/29/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 266 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11231. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3527 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of For mation of AB Resor t Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: c/o Cooperman Lester Miller LLP, 1129 Northern Blvd., Ste. 402, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3528 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Qualification of Lexin Nassau Partners, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o Lexin Capital, LLC, 654 Madison Ave., Ste. 2205, NY, NY 10065, Attn: Metin Negrin. 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: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. 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# 3530 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Noorden Advisory Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: P.O. Box 363, 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, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 3531 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Stan Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/27/14. 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 Danziger & Markhoff LLP, 123 Main St., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 3532 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Name of LLC: Mulberry Interiors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/19/14. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3533 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Name of LLC: M & A Creations LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/24/14. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Mike Toledo, 236 Nelson Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3534 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Retro Funding LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1946 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3535 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 410 Park Avenue, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/21/14. 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 One Hunter Ave, Armonk, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3536 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 2 Hillside Place Associates, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/21/14. 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 One Hunter Ave, Armonk, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3537 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Dentino, Cammarata & Fazio, LLP. Certificate of Registration filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Wildbriar Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 3538 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C. Authority filed SSNY 2/4/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed LA 12/22/04, exists & located 2100 Covington Centre, Covington, LA 70433. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: CT Corp 111 8th Ave- Flr. 13 New York, NY 10011 . Cert of Regis. filed LA SOS, PO box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3560 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Rosa Remodeling, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 283 Dove Tree Ln., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3541 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of EMC & Sons LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 W. 35th St., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3542 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Parker Cardinal LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 331 Alberta Dr., Ste. 214, Amherst, NY 14226. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3554 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Pacific Street Holdings Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/15/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 730 Eastern Pkwy., Bklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3555 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Manta Ray Services, 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: 150 E. 39th St., #1106, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3543 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of 2698 Spencerport Road, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Connies Ln., Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3556 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Dadon Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30-32 E. 14th St., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3544 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Caryl Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 570 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3557 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Maua, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Columbus Ave., #4C, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3545 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of A Place In The Sun Photography By Cathy LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 236 Roma Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3558 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Sisters Quality Cleaners LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Cresci Blvd., Hazlet, NJ 07730. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3546 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Friedman Oster PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o The LLC 240 E. 79 St., Suite A New York, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3559 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f B a l a n c e d Bookkeeping Solutions, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/4/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 909 Wilson St., Bohemia, NY 11716. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3547 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Cornielle Real Estate Enterprises, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 102 Princeton Dr., Tappan, NY 10983. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3548 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Coolspa, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 905 5th Ave., NY, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3549 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Wyatt & Associates, L.L.P. Certificate of Registration filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Park Ave., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 3550 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of MCE Interactive LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75-21 169th St., Flushing, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3551 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Patrick Cannell Music, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/19/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 275 Park Ave. #7B Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3561 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Brooklyn North Jump, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/20/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 149 Beach 73rd St. Arverne, NY 11692. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3562 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Brennan Boatbuilding LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/3/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address and Reg. Agent c/o Christopher Brennan 191 Revolutionary Rd. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3563 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION Teva Drugs LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/2014 Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 724 Montgomery S. Bklyn, NY 11213 Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 3564 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Qualification of 246 Tenth Avenue LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location: New York County. Limited Partnership formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/15/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 270 Lafayette St, Ste 1205, New York, NY 10012. DE address of LP: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3565 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14


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Notice of Qualification of 246 Tenth GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/15/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 270 Lafayette St, Ste 1205, New York, NY 10017. 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# 3566 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Shackleton RBS3 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Vanderbilt Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3580 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Manhattanville Member II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3598 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Qualification of Atlantic Group LA, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 8/9/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1156 6th Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10036. CA address of LLC: 11861 Tiara St, Valley Village, CA 91607. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1300 11th St, 3rd Fl., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3610 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of King Stampede LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 104 Nassau Ave., #3, Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3623 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Narine Family LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 105 Fig Dr., Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3636 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 155 E. 51st Realty Co., LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8302 6th Ave., No.2A, Bklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3624 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 211 Depot LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 223 Wall St., #245, Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3637 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of MZ/JG Property, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 361 North Dr., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3625 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of US Import Solutions, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Village Green, Ste. 690, Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3638 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of JCM Design&Build LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/10/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3711 35th Ave., 2nd Fl., Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3626 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Qualification of RCB4 Nominee LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/24/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 125 High St., High St. Tower, 27th Fl., Boston, MA 02110. LLC formed in DE on 2/10/14. 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# 3639 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 1141 Elder Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/14. 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 4013, Clifton, NJ 07012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3568 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of 208 Fordham Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/9/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1716 Coney Island Ave, Ste 400, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3569 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Formation of 6005 16th Ave Holding LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1600 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3570 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Bawachi LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/13/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 539 Eastern Pkwy, 3rd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3571 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Elder MA Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/14. 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 4013, Clifton, NJ 07012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3572 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Formation of Elder ME Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 E. 11th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3573 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Formation of Elder PD Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1938 53rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3574 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14 Notice of Formation of HW Cap. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 240 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3575 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Prospect Park Falls LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/05. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 109 Sanford St, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3576 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of Born Gifted Music Group LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC c/o 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3587 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f F i r e & A i r Entertainment LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on March 3, 2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 518 12th Street 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3588 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of SANBA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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 the principal business location of LLC: 70 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: real estate development. JP# 3589 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Qualification of Emily Moyer Industrial Design LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/20/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/18/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 395 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215. DE address of LLC: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 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# 3590 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of YS 847 Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. 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 Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926, Attn: Scott Eisenmesser, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3591 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of YS Jubal LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. 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 Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926, Attn: Scott Eisenmesser, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3592 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of King Equity Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business location of LLC: 70 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: real estate ownership and any other purposes permitted by applicable law. JP# 3593 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Helios Alpha Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/14. 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 Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 3594 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 305 Forest Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 545 West End Ave, #3C, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3577 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of LIA MM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3595 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Mott Properties, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 335 Central Ave, 2nd Fl., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3578 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of AZG Manhattanville LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3596 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Sands 51 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Maple Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3579 4/4,11,18,25,5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of AZG II Manhattanville LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3597 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Zaidys Manhattanville LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3599 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of LL Manhattanville LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3600 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of 451 Tenth Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 15 Verbena Ave., 2nd Fl., Floral Park, NY 11001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3601 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of EGEGMJD, LLC amended to EGMJD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: The LLC, 15 Glen St., Glen Cove, NY 11542, Attn: Michael J. Demetres, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3602 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of KSG Three Kids LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/2014. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Attn: Samuel Yedid, Esq., 225 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747, Purpose: any lawful act or activity JP# 3603 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of MNA Old Country Road LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/14. 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, Ste 600, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3604 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of Queens Holdings 2009 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/24/09. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Airport Rd, Ste 900, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3605 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of 5216 4th Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5902 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3606 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Notice of Formation of 716 Nostrand Avenue Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave, #287, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3607 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Astro Films LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 419 Butler St, Apt. 3, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3608 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Besiman Tov Gifts LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1975 E. 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3609 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Dunnigan Brand Dedeo, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/3/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 165 Long Clove Rd. New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3611 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Lukes Lobster Catering LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/24/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 125 E. 23rd St. #403 New York, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3612 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Miracle NY Properties, LLC Authority filed SSNY 12/9/03. Office:NY Co. LLC formed NC 8/8/03, exists & located 1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Greensboro, NC 07409. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 1302 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Greensboro, NC 07409. Cert of Regis. Filed NC SOS, PO Box 29622 Raleigh, NC 27626. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3613 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Harbor Homes Realty, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/26/2014 Off. Loc.: Nassau County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: The LLC, 763 Dumont Place, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 3614 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Esme in Greenpoint LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/25/13 Off. Loc.: (999 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn NY 11222) 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: 1 Jackson St. Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 3615 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of MSKW L.L.C. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/13 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: Dmitriy Kodysh 1062 76 Street Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 3616 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Metamorphosis Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/02. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Wilsey Sq., 2nd Fl., Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3627 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Walter-Hague, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136 Waverly Pl., 14D, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3628 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of For mation of Square One Spirituality LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 W. 57th St., Ste. 5A, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3629 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Tri - Regions Express Courier LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/14 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, 3906 Avenue K, Apt# C3, Bklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 3617 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Chugach Enterprises I, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 Broad St., Ste. 1503, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3630 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of West 153 Managers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/13/14. 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# 3618 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Jiuding Packaging LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/25/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 965 Amsterdam Ave., Apt. 2E, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3631 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of The Phoenix Brewery Apartments, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3350 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3619 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Newsweek LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3632 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Aurae Care LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/17/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Landing Creek Ct., Williamsville, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3620 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Richmond Terrace Realty II, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/13/14. 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# 3633 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 401 State LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/8/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5902 14th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3621 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of C & C Enterprises of SI, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/28/14. 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# 3634 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of 2811 Farragut LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/28/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5902 14th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3622 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Afa 1 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/13/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Buckingham Ct., St. James, NY 11780. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3635 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of For mation of Skinfocused Dermatology LLC, a professional service limited liability company (PLLC). Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/1/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 23 Lawrence Lane, Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. JP# 3640 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

SPECTRUM HOME TEXTILES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/24/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Abid Mahmood, 295 5th Ave, NY, NY 10001. Reg Agent: Abid Mahmood, 295 5th Ave, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP#3641 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of S.O.S. Brands LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/26/14. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Olga Lucia Mayorga, 215 E. 95th St, Apt. 12E, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3642 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Notice of formation of PROLAGO DESIGN LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. Office in Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 214 N 11th St Apt 6L Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JP# 3644 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 Sweet Eye Candy Designs LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/26/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 326 E. 25th St. Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3645 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Berryman Engineering, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/14/13. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 80 Church St., Suite A Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3646 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Alaric outlet 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 2143 Benson Ave. Basement Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3647 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14

Les Belles Etoiles Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/13/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 125 Green St. # 1A Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3648 4/11,18,25,5/2,9,16/14 AJS Equities LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/4/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 149 20th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3653 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14


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Notice of formation of TNDA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/2014. Office location, County of Bronx. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3244 Colden Ave., Apt. 1F, Bronx, NY 10469. Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 3654 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Busydodo, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64-17 35th Ave., Woodside, NY 11377. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 64-17 35th Ave., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3665 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Cedar 3 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44 Bay Crest, Huntington Bay, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3676 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of North Creeek Maple Products, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/13/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1727 N. Creek Rd., Lakeview, NY 14085. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3691 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Fabulous Mo LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY 4/10/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 112 Highmount Ave. Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3704 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 66 Pleasant Ridge Road LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Hewitt Ave., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3677 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 1138 Metcalf Ave, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2840 Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY 10468. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3692 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Qualification of Northern Lights Partners LLC. Fictitious name in NY State: Water Damage Defense LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/8/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 189 Schermerhorn St., Apt. 15A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. DE address of LLC: United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3721 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Westchester Estate Buyers LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 566 E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3679 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 125 CPN PH5 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Broadway, Ste. 812, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3693 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of All County Home Designs, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/31/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Debby Kerimian, 75 Ellen St., Bethpage, NY 11714. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3706 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Greenpoint center LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/24/14. Office: Kings 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, LLP 1 N. Broadway, 10th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3694 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of formation of 3SUNS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/2014. 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, 27 Fawn Ridge Dr., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3707 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Taroudant LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/3/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: One Main Street, Unit #7E, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3655 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Qualification of GPI NY-SB, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/1/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 3/24/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. NV address of LLC: c/o Capitol Corporate Services, Inc., 202 S. Minnesota St., Carson City, NV 89703. Arts. of Org. filed with NV Secy. of State, 101 North Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 3656 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Qualification of GPI NY-FV, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/1/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 3/24/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. NV address of LLC: c/o Capitol Corporate Services, Inc., 202 S. Minnesota St., Carson City, NV 89703. Arts. of Org. filed with NV Secy. of State, 101 North Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 3657 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of MAPAPA’S CONDO LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/14. 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 Two Trees Management Co., 45 Main St., Ste. 602, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3658 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14 Notice of Formation of GPF Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3659 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of GP-Survived, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3660 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Gotham Apartments LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Lou Roland, 261 Madison Avenue, 18th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3661 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of BlueDev Group LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/7/14. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Bryan Cappelli, 7 Renaissance Sq, 4th Fl, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3662 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 31 Grace LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Highview Circle, Brockport, NY 14420. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3663 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14 Notice of Formation of T P Snacks, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 135 Corporate Woods, Ste 300, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3664 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14 Notice of Formation of US E-Recycling LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 551 5th Ave., Ste. 1922, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3668 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Abacus Business Computer LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44-49 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3666 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Albatross LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 551 5th Ave., Ste. 1922, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3667 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Ellen Hunter NYC 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: 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# 3669 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Lust For Life Footwear, 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: 800 Westchester Ave., Ste. S-608, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3670 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Qualification of Seismic Productions, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/12/14. LLC Formed in (CO) on 2/26/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 375 Park Ave., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10152. CO address of LLC: 375 Park Ave., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10152. Arts. Of Org. filed with CO Secy. Of State, 1700 Broadway, Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80290. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3671 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Satyam Properties 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: 143 Seaman Neck Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3672 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Peace By Piece Productions 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: 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served:187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3678 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of CRN Consulting, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Lilac Rd., Westhampton Beach, NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3673 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Sweat Island Fitness LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Johnson Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3674 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of New Canteen LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3675 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Qualification of Midori Partners, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/10/14. LLC Formed in (CT) on 11/25/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 Mead Pl., Rye, NY 10580. CT address of LLC: 31 Mead Pl., Rye, NY 10580. Arts. Of Org. filed with CT Secy. Of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3680 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Doji Marine Trading LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 68 Ridgeland Rd., South Salem, NY 10590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3681 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Purdy Lodge LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2406 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3682 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Simcha Equities LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 E. 58th St., 34th Fl., NY, NY 10155. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3683 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Sky Noel LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Senator St., Apt. 1A, Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3684 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Tree Forest Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5910 7th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3685 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 417 Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 E. 14th St., Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3686 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of New York Pro-Tenant Association LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 159 Ave. V, 2nd Fl., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3687 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Waterbound Pictures LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/19/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 705 President St., Ste. 2, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3688 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Rick’s Image Works, 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: 330 Ocean Pkwy., D2, Bklyn, NY 11218. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 330 Ocean Pkwy., D2, Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3689 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of 2781 Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5614 15th Ave., Ste. 1A, Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3690 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

San pescadero LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/28/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 93 North 8th St. #2R Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3695 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Cavallino Realty LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/4/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Gary Pezzella 8808 15th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3696 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

State of Sound LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/1/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Joe Pfeil 212 Troutman St., Flr. 1 Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3697 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Harritech Solutions, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/13/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Inara F. Khashmati, ESQ. 69-06 Grand Ave. Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3698 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Ourharvest LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/1/14. Office:Nassau Co. LLC formed DE 3/19/14, exists & located 16192 Coastal Hwy. Lewes, DE 19958. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: c/o Raytex Industries 130 Crossways Park Dr. #102 Woodbury, NY 11797. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3701 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Artist Rachel Goldsmith LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/24/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 150 Jaralemon St. #4H Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3699 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Royal Flush Test Prep LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/19/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address and RA c/o Aviezer Saperstein 1764 E. 31st St. Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3700 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Norvar Health Services LLC Authority filed SSNY 3/4/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DC, exists & located 1712 1 St. NW #1007 Washington, DC 20006. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to:1712 1 St. NW #1007 Washington, DC 20006. Cert of Regis. Filed DC Direct. Dept. Consumer & Reg. Affairs 1100 4th. St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3702 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Hutch Hospitality Management, LLC Authority filed SSNY 3/31/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed FL, exists & located 1601 Belvedere Rd. #407 S., W. Palm Beach, FL 33406. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 1601 Belvedere Rd. #407 S., W. Palm Beach, FL 33406. Cert of Form. Filed FL SOS 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3703 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

NEW YORK ATLANTIC REGIONAL CENTER, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/31/2014. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 299 Broadway, Ste. 1005, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 700 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. NY 11217. JP# 3705 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of formation of Chapel Pond LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/2014. 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, 5 N. Washington St., Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3708 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

SAISAKSHI, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/21/14. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 20 E 21st St., Apt. 2, NY, NY 10010. General Purposes JP# 3709 4/18,25,5/2,9,16,23/14

Notice of Formation of Storja Productions, LLC that Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) 4/07/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Metropolitan Agents, Inc. 4550 Montgomery Ave Ste 775N, Bethesda, MD 20814 Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3716 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of JPMCC 2007LDP10 LODGING 101 LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/10/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/5/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP#3717 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of 5922 AN Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Juneau Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3718 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Physical Editions, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9 Fillmore Place, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3723 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of CR Insurance Agency LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 326 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3724 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of DEZ Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/15/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Silverman Shin Byrne & Gilchrest PLLC, 381 Park Ave. So., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10016, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 3948 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1277936 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Chinese Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at: 133-09 Cross Bay Blvd, Ozone Park, NY 11417 for on-premises consumption. Golden Way NY Corp. JP# 3949 5/2,9/14

Notice of Formation of 3757 Warren Street Realty, 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: 114 Gilmar Lane, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3950 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f F l u s h i n g Administrative Services, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13640 39th Ave, Ste 6GB, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3951 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of M.J. Michael LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Hewlett Dr., Old Westbury, NY 11568. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3952 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Fish Retail 2 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 885 2nd Ave, 47th Fl., New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3953 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f L T E I C H CONSULTING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/2014. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3152 Denton Drive, Merrick, NY 11566. Term: until 12/31/2111. Purpose: any legal purpose. JP#3719 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Fort Hamilton Apartments, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2753 Coney Island Ave, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3954 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of GP-Alive, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. 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 Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3720 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of For mation of Nor thbrook Apartments and Townhomes LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 314 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3955 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of DesignProps LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 141A Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3722 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Home Place Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/11. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 52 Duane St., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3956 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14


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Legal Notice

Notice of Formation of Manhattanville Funding LLC amended to EH Portfolio Funding LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. 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, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3725 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of 234 Union LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 521 5th Ave, Ste 1804, New York, NY 10175. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3734 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of SGT Sound LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/6/13. Office location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Ryan Samuels, 239 N Queens Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3746 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of Fratelli Construction, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/30/13. in Kings Co. Formed in NV: 9/26/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Gtaah, LLC, 255 5th Ave Ste Q283, Ny, NY 10001. Foreign add: 1208 E 93rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Arts. of Org. filed with Ross Miller, 202 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701-4069. Purpose: General. JP#3758 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

White Icon LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/14. 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 301, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP#3771 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Parkway Heights, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O G-way Management, 839 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP#3784 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of H & H CPS Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 156 W. 56th St, Ste 1701, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3735 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of SUMMIT STAFFING PARTNERS LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/10/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/26/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 649, Rt. 206, Unit 9, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State - DE, Corp. Dept., Loockerman & Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#3747 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

1322 Newkirk LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Qinli Zhang, 1322 Newkirk Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP#3772 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

New Times Entertainment LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1176 President St Bsmt, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: General. JP#3785 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Grattan Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/27/12. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 276, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP#3773 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

475 Central LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5014 16th Ave Ste 350, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP#3786 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

477 Central LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5014 16th Ave Ste 350, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP#3774 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Z & W Of New York, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Drury Ln, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: General. JP#3787 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of GP-FF4, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. 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 Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3726 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of GP-PV11, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. 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 Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3727 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of GP-Motives, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. 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 Joseph C. Kaczorowski, 509 New York Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3728 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: SB HEALTHCARE VENTURES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/04/2014. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O SB HEALTHCARE VENTURES LLC, C/O Legalzoom.com, Inc., 9900 Spectrum Drive, Austin, TX. 78717. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. JP#3729 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

The name of the Foreign Limited Liability Company is: RM MAG WESTMORE LLC. App. for Authority filed with the Dept. of State of NY on 4/4/2014. Jurisdiction: Delaware and the date of its organization is: 10/30/2013. Office location in New York State: Westchester County . The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served, the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: Mr. Timothy M. Jones, c/o Robert Martin Company, LLC, 100 Clearbrook Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523.. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., STE 400, Wilmington, DE 19808.. The authorized officer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certificate of Formation can be obtained is: Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. The purpose of the company is: any lawful act.. JP#3730 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of formation of LOTHAR CORDTS CUSTOM FLOORING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/2014. 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, 31 Fieldstone Dr., Unit D2, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful act. JP#3731 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14 Notice of Qualification of Peninsula North LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/7/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 303 5th Ave, Ste 2012, New York, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3732 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14 Notice of Qualification of Prong, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 1945, New York, NY 10156. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3733 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Odradeks Coffee LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7150 Parsons Blvd, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3736 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Sushi Tokyo Queens, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 627 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3737 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Allan Chasanoff LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Jericho Plaza, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3738 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Man222 Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 222 Juniper Cir. S., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3739 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of We Deliver to You, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 252 Everit Ave, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3740 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Alexia Collection’s LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75-27 189st St, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3741 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of IMY REALTY, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Plymouth Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3742 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

79 South Fifth LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/30/13 Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mona Gora, 32 Court St., PH, Brooklyn, NY 11201. General Purposes. JP#3743 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

596 19th Street Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/28/14 Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1104 Beverley Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11218. General Purposes. JP#3744 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

ALLIANCE CARE NETWORK, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/13/2012. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, 135 W. 50th St., NY, NY 10020. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP#3745 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of BIGFUN YOGA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/09/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 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#3748 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Ocean Garden House LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Cun Long Chen, 2531 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: General. JP#3749 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Hibiscus Manner, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/4/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Janet Brown, 1631 Grand Ave, # 6, Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: General. JP#3750 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Caribbean Foods & Beverages LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Patrice Jacobs, 626 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: General. JP#3751 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Herskovitz Family Holdings Viii LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. 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 Ste 215, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP#3759 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

489 St Marks LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/14. 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#3760 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14 Yoga With Fern, 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 Fern Langham, 169 Columbia Heights Apt 1202, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: General. JP#3761 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Ohr Realty 4, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 151 Whitman Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: General. JP#3762 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Alive Production LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Selwyn Bret Charles, 481 Essex St, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: General. JP#3763 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

199 Weirfield LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/10/14. 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#3764 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

199 Dean Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: General. JP#3752 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

872 Bergen LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/14. 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#3765 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Vernon Vv LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/12. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1503 E 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP#3753 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

818 Bergen LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/14. 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#3766 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Herskovitz Family Holdings V LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. 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 Ste 215, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP#3754 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Hello Nostrand LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 925 Pacific St Unit 202, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP#3755 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

The Park Central W LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4706 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP#3767 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14 Willmar, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O M. Stucky, 57 Hemlock Dr., Stamford, CT 06902. Purpose: General. JP#3768 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

1020 Pacific LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/14. 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#3756 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Cool People LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xin Lin, 170 Ave D Apt 12G, Ny, NY 10009. Purpose: General. JP#3769 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

58-89 54th St LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 564 Wythe Ave Apt 4B, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP#3757 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

515 St Marks LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/14. 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#3770 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Elsi Imports LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/10. Office in Kings 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#3775 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

2116 Bath LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2116 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: General. JP#3776 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

First Light Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 918 56th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP#3777 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

1678 54 St 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 1655 54th St., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP#3778 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Mgsa Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/08. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Po Box 300513, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP#3788 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Moskalev Consulting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Sviatoslav Moskalev, 2927 Bayview Ave, Wangtagh, NY 11793. Purpose: General. JP#3789 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Low Rent Housing LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 98 Country Club Dr Port Washington NY 11050. Purpose: General. JP#3790 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Kalra Real Estate, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gurpreet Singh Kalra, 176 6th St, Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: General. JP#3791 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

921 H & Z LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xiwu Hu, 921 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP#3779 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Bbo Subway Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Barrett Osborne Brink, Jr., 987 Atlantic Ave, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: General. JP#3792 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

188 Throop LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/12. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 276, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP#3780 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Universal Beverage, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 349 Westbury Ave, Carle Place, NY 11514. Purpose: General. JP#3793 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Dakota Nadlan 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 1427 58 St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP#3781 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Zipdogz, 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 Joy Siegel, 100 Daly Blvd #1608, Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: General. JP#3794 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

M & B Heating & Air Conditioning LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mustaf Begiri, 216 E Ruby Ave, Palisade Park, NJ 07650. Purpose: General. JP#3782 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Premier 1293-5 3rd Ave, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. STE W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 1/20/2114.Purpose: General. JP#3795 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of Carlin Solutions, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/10/14. in Kings Co. Formed in DE: 12/7/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Carla M. Franklin, 237 Flatbush Ave Ste # 128, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Foreign add: 2711 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State Of De, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP#3783 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Free Fall Films LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Vanguard Corporate Services, Ltd., 307 Hamilton St, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: General. JP#3796 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14


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Shade Amour LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 26 Thompson Dr, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Purpose: General. JP#3797 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Quill Shift Literary Agency LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228-1604. Purpose: General. JP#3812 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Suigein LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Edward Huang, 247 W 21st Apt 1B, Ny, NY 10011. Purpose: General. JP#3826 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of Digitalundivided, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/20/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 244 Madison Ave. #306, NY, NY 10016. LLC formed in DE on 2/5/13. 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#3838 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Minimalist Project LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/18/14. 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 Chadbourne & Parke, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 3248, NY, NY 10112. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of Charlotte’s Group LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on1/15/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 655 6th Ave, Apt. 5E, New York, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3859 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Mc David Properties LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Chukwuma Madu, 287 Marlin St, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: General. JP#3798 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Mgsa Viii LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/14. 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. JP#3799 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Zin Records 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 C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP#3800 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Mgsa Vii LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/14. 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. JP#3801 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Oyster Bay Cove Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Allan Yu, 6 Sunrise St, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: General. JP#3802 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Home Texstyles Consulting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lorraine Greco, 32 South Franklin Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Purpose: General. JP#3803 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Npcy Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2040 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park, NY 11729. Purpose: General. JP#3804 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Gracemere Ip Holding LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 70 W 86th St Box 5, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: General. JP#3806 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

34 Riverside LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jared Fitzgerald, 41 Green St B-1, Ny, NY 10013. Purpose: General. JP#3807 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Grateful One L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/18/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6 Lynam Ct, Stamford, CT 06903. Duration Date: 12/31/2111.Purpose: General. JP#3808 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

True Bear Pooh LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Meryl Novick, 500 E 85th Street Suite P1, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: General. JP#3809 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Bo Pratt Photography, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2988 N 30th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Purpose: General. JP#3810 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Barch Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Reinhardt Llp, 44 Wall St 10th Fl, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: General. JP#3811 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Ironshore Ventures, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Glenn Rockman, 445 5th Ave, #20d, Ny, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP#3813 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Law Offices Of Jeanne E. Mirer PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1700 Broadway 21st Fl., Ny, NY 10019. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP#3814 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Clearnote Capital, 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 Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP#3815 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Tc River Management LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Reinhardt Llp, 44 Wall St 10th Fl, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP#3816 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

We l l i n g t o n P hy s i c a l T h e r a py A n d Acupuncture PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 139 Centre St Ste 202, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ACUPUNCTURE. JP#3817 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Madison 253 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Arthur Becker, 161 Bowery 7th Fl., Ny, NY 10002. Purpose: General. JP#3818 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Walks Of New York Tours LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1030 Avenue Of The Americas, #4, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP#3819 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of Arrow Real Estate Services, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 2/20/14. in NY Co. Formed in PA: 4/28/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 717 Limekiln Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901. Principal Office: 717 Limekiln Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901. Ar ts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of The Commonwealth, 401 North St Rm 206 Po Box 8722, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722. Purpose: General. JP#3821 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of 103 East River Capital Partners LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 2/20/14. in NY Co. Formed in DE: 10/7/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: C/O Shawn Robinson, 939 8th Ave Ste 500, Ny, NY 10019. Foreign add: 108 W 13th St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. Of State, John G Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP#3822 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

49 WARREN STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/26/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Angelo F. Natoli, 50 Broad St Ste 1830, Ny, NY 10004. Purpose: General. JP#3823 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

330 East 38th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peter S Marx, Cpa, 462 Fashion Ave Fl 22, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP#3824 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Ej Townhouse LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jonathan Herskovits, 20 West 16th St., New York, NY 10011. Purpose: General. JP#3825 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Fabricanti, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peluso & Touger, Llp, 70 Lafayette Street 2ND FL, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: General. JP#3827 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

2746 Fulton LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 156 Adar Ct, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP#3828 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Midatlantic Energy Services, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office in Rockland 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. Purpose: General. JP#3829 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

La Palabra Court Reporting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rosa M. Zayas, 175 Main St Ste 18 7th Fl, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: General. JP#3830 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Led Inspire LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Stacie Alexiou, 94 Gail Dr, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: General. JP#3831 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Mattis Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Alberto Sevillano, 777 Westchester Ave Ste 101, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: General. JP#3832 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Monkey Bar Collective LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sharon Bilman, 5 Glenn Pl, Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706. Purpose: General. JP#3833 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Brio Bevy Events, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/6/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave. Ste 805-A, Albany, NY 12210-2822. Purpose: General. JP#3834 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Tristate Realty Capital, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office in NY 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. Purpose: General. JP#3835 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

CM 175 LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Express St, Plainview, NY 11803. General Purposes. JP#3836 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of CC Shredding Holdco LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/10/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 6800 Cintas Blvd., Mason, OH 45040. LLC formed in DE on 3/4/14. 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: document destruction, recycling and ancillary services. JP#3837 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Boxx of Colors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/14/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Boxx of Colors LLC, P.O. Box 115, Scarsdale, NY 10583, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP#3839 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Name of LLC: Yoyo Consulting L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 4/9/14. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP#3840 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of Coleman Asset Management, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/14/14. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 136 Frank Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. LLC formed in DE on 3/17/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP#3841 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of LOW B MUSIC GROUP LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 19 1/2 Stanhope, Bklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#3842 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of GRINDPOINT LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/28/14. 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#3843 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

N OT I C E O F F O R M AT I O N o f R G W PRODUCTIONS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/13. 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#3844 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of IT RAINS WE POUR LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 334 McGuinness Blvd. #2R, Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#3845 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of SOTRU, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/16/14. 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, 300 Corporate Dr., Ste. 14, Blauvelt, NY 10913. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#3846 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of SARA (P2) VENTURES LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/14/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/13/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. Of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP#3847 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Park Arts, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/30/14. 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 Hecht & Co., 350 Fifth Ave., 68th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3848 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of Gopher Broke, L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: New York County. Limited Partnership formed in California (CA) on 3/22/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Cuttermill Rd, Ste 200, Great Neck, NY 11021. CA address of LP: 5670 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1530, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, 3rd Fl., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3860 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

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Notice of Formation of Sherwood 21 Retail LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. 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 745 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1707, NY, NY 10151. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3850 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of Park Avenue Tower Fee Owner LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/28/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 1/9/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP#3851 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qual. of Benefit Street Credit Alpha IDF L.L.C., Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/4/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/15/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Richard Byrne, 9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4700, NY, NY 10019. 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#3852 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

57-63 MASPETH AVENUE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/21/2012. Office loc: Rockland County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Christopher Rooney, 20 Van Zandt Drive, Pearl River, NY 10965. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP#3853 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Ovington Avenue 68th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/2013. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1332 68th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Term: until 12/31/2111. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3854 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of GPFB, L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/15/2014. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 509 New York Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 4/14/2089. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3855 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of JAMS 58 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/14. 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 Loretta Carberry 134 Oceanside Avenue, Rockaway Point, NY 11697. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3856 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of JAMS 56 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Loretta Carberry 134 Oceanside Avenue, Rockaway Point, NY 11697. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3857 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of HINSDALE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Lee & Kane, P.C., 2175 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3858 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of FLE GP, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 520 Franklin Ave, Ste 123, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3861 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of FLX Family Limited Partnership. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 520 Franklin Ave, Ste 123, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2100. JP#3862 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Optho Leasing LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 520 Franklin Ave, Ste 123, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3863 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Qualification of E-CIG CONNECTION LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Richmond County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/10/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1811 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314. DE address of LLC: 1521 Concord Pke, Ste 301, 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#3864 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Price Driven, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/16/14. 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 c/o Michael Stein, 163 Boulder Ridge Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP#3865 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

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Community Currents 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. Isru Chag Pesach at the Kotel with the Visnitzer Rebbe. (Photo credit: JDN)

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

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Boys from Yeshiva to Derech HaTorah High School stuffing envelopes for the yeshiva’s upcoming dinner. At the annual dinner for Lev L’Achim. (Photo credit: JDN)

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R)

Mark Langfan, Breaking theand Silence Award;attended Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Some 120 men, women children the Lubavitch of Scotland Seder in Chessed Glasgow. As the Seder Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership couldn’t begin before 9:20 p.m., the main meal was served before Yom Tov began. Counting to Matan Torah at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

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

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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.

Holocaust survivors and students lit candles in memory of Yom HaShoah at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan on Monday, April 28. Standing (L-R) are Kai Shannon, Aviva Blumberg, Mariah Maldonado, and Ray Kaner. (Photo by Melanie Einzig.)

At Auschwitz-Birkenau Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

At the Holocaust Memorial in Miami. (Photo credit: Heshy Rubinstein)

At the Young Israel of

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Long Beach

Pictured right is Shmuely Schafler. Below is (L-R) Rabbi Chaim Axelrod, Rabbi Polak, Rabbi Chaim Wakslak, and Nelson Spiess.

Janos Ader, the president of Hungary, addresses a crowd of over 10,000 students, young adults and Holocaust survivors. Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

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

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A new Torah scroll was completed and dedicated at Auschwitz-Birkenau in mem- Canadian MP and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General Irwin Cotler, ory of all of those who perished during the Holocaust and in honor of the ongoing right, and Cecilia Ahlberg light a torch in honor of the “Righteous Among the legacy of Hungarian Jewry. The scroll will be taken to Israel and used at the Nations.” Ahlberg’s great uncle, Raoul Wallenberg, was a Swedish diplomat in Matt Kudish Nazi-occupied Hungary who helped save nearly 100,000 Hungarian Jews. Western Wall. (Photo credit: Zalman Umlas) Dr. Gary Kenneday


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Community Currents In Preschoolers recent news... in the Rambam Day School Pesach of At Beth Shifra Savannah, GeorFrom the organization’s new Passover Headquargia about ters learn in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Beth Shrifra, led by the Aleph Bais for the past half-century by Rabbi Chaim Prussman, and their names.

Request For Proposals Released The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center-Teach NYS, along with partner organizations including Agudath Israel of America, Board of Jewish Education, Central UTA and United Jewish Organizations (UJO) of Williamsburg, met with New York City Mayor Bill de served in excess of 2,435 meals during the eight-day Blasio’s office and the NYC Department of Education festival. In addition, more than 11,600 meals were (DOE) to discuss the mitigation of obstacles currently distributed through 13 centers across the five bor- facing yeshivos and Jewish Day Schools that wish to implement a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) prooughs. Rabbi Prussman noted, “At Beth Shifra, we are gram. A Request for Proposals (RFP) for schools and both reactive and proactive. We respond to the horrendously dangerous and frightening rise in anti-Se- community-based organizations to participate in fullmitic violence, such as seen this week in Kansas, day UPK was released last week. Schools that parwith Jewish militancy. We deal with the economic ticipate in the full-day UPK program – which is six downturn by giving out a lot more food and a great hours and 20 minutes – will receive $10,000 per child this month, Foundation its annual commemoration of Raenrolled in the held program. The deadline for submission dealEarlier more financial aid,the notRachel’s less.” Children Reclamation chelThe Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet dinner was at the Manhattan Beach on October The of the RFP for the Jewish full-dayCenter UPK program is 14. Friday, organization also ran more than 40held shiurim keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan gave May 16. presentation on the relationship between Raand seven discussion groups with Rietti such who topics as a dramatic chel Imeinu and the nal Geulah. “We strongly encourage all yeshivos and day “P’sak: Causative, Descriptive or Legal Fiction?” and “Middos and Honesty: Where We Charedim Have schools interested in implementing a UPK program Fallen Short of Glory.” Also held was the 7th Annu- to respond to the DOE’s RFP. While some details al Kathy Donnelly Symposium on Halacha and The about the regulations are not yet finalized, any school Handicapped, the proceedings of which will be pub- that does not submit a proposal will not be eligible to receive funding,” said Jeff Leb, Director of OU Advolished as a sefer next year. Post-Pesach activities include classes in Pirkei cacy-Teach NYS. “We applaud Mayor de Blasio and Avot and a siyum immediately following Shavuot. the DOE for working together with our community to Those wishing to participate should call Beth Shifra make the UPK program as successful as possible for all New York City children.” at 718-449-1397.

On proposal Sunday, October the at Yeshiva of Central The can be 13, found http://bit.ly/UPQueens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday LearnKRFP. ing Program.

Israel Welcomes 90 New Olim

Rav Moshe Yosef Visits Kedem

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

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Thirty new olim from North America arrived last week, and 60 others already in Israel became new citizens through Nefesh B’Nefesh, in conjunction with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA. At the same time, at Israel’s Army’s Tel Hashomer base in the country’s central region, 104 Lone Soldier olim – those who immigrate to Israel without family and enlist in the army – officially became IDF soldiers as part of the

Friends of the IDF/Nefesh B’Nefesh Lone Soldiers Program. Among them was London native Josh Steele, a finalist from Israel’s Master Chef TV cooking competition. The 104 Lone Soldiers that enlisted came from over 20 countries, including Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Italy, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Uzbekistan, the U.S., UK, Ukraine and Venezuela.

First Lady Of Panama Receives Autism Award

Upcoming events… Midrash Ben Ish Hai in conjunction with Edmond J. Safra Congregation is holding a lecture by the internationally renowned speaker, Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe, on Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Edmond J. Safra, 11 E 63rd Street in NYC. The subject is “Why on Earth Are We Here?!” For more information visit www.midrash.org or call 516487-6676 or 212-754-9555. ***** On Monday May 26, West Hempstead will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring the millions of men and women who fought and died in service of our country. Marchers will assemble at the St. Thomas parking lot on Hempstead Avenue and Nassau Boulevard at 9:15 a.m. Those wishing to watch and cheer on the marchers can bring a comfy chair and assemble at 10 a.m. in front of either the Young Israel of West Hempstead, HANC Elementary Bagel Town, or Congregation Anshei Shalom. For more information contact Joe Varon from Anshei Shalom at 718-552-6449.

Rav Moshe Yosef, son of Hachacham Ovadia, zt”l, and head of Kashrus Beit Yosef, was invited to visit Kedem Winery as it prepared for Passover. Prior to his visit, HaRav Yosef had a long discussion with his brother, the Rishon L’Zion, Rav Yitzchak Yosef, about the halachot of the wine-making process according to the standards of the Beit Yosef. The Rishon L’zion praised Kedem and Herzog wineries as the only known wines produced in America that completely kosher according to the opinion of the Beit Yosef and Rambam. Eighth-generation wine maker Eli Herzog and Rav Shulem Shisha from Eida Hachareidis Jerusalem gave Rav Yosef the tour. As he was leaving the bottling facility Rav Yosef said, “Not only is the wine and grape juice delicious, but it is 100 percent kosher according to the highest standards of kashrus and the opinion of the Beit Yosef.”

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Langfan, Breakingde theMartinelli, Silence Award; Yechezkel Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Panama, but globally. Marta Linares theRabbi First Lady Pikus, Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership VIP attendees included John N. Tognino, chairof the Republic of Panama, was honored by Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

ICare4Autism during a recent ceremony for her man and chief executive officer of Pepper Financial incredible initiatives in the global autism commu- Group, and chair of the board of trustees of FordUniversity. among the guests were Janity. The ceremony took place in conjunction On October 2, Zicharon, an organization thatwith assistsham people on issuesAlso relating to demenson Maier, director of The Permanent Mis- evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia tia, hosted an informative experts the NY sion of Panama to the who provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with thisOffice of Stan Johnson Company, UnitedAmong Nations and disease. the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Geand board H.E. Psychiatry Ambassador riatric at PabMonteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of of directors caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association. member for ICare4Aulo Antonio Thalassinós, tism and Shema KoPermanent Represenlainu-Hear Our Voices, tative of the Republic as well as Hakon Haof Panama to the Unitkonarson, M.D., Ph.D., ed Nations. Center for Autism ReAt the ceremony, search, The Joseph Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Stokes Jr Research Infounder and CEO of stitute, The Children’s ICare4Autism, highHospital of Philadellighted the work the phia, and member of First Lady has done to help individuals with autism in Panama, espe- the ICare4Autism Advisory Council. This year’s ICare4Autism Conference will take cially her founding of the country’s first care center for children and young people with autism in place from June 30-July 2 in New York City and will May 2012. Martinelli proudly accepted her award, feature a roster of notable speakers. Contact Shaand gave a moving speech regarding her motives in rie Manon at smanon@icare4autism.org or 718686-9600 ext. 1108 for more information. bringing further aid to autistic people, not just inKudish Matt

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The Burning Bush: A Guide For Teachers The first reference to Mount Sinai in the Torah appears when our teacher, Moses, witnessed a strange phenomenon. As he was shepherding his sheep, he glanced up at the mountain and saw a thorn bush. The bush was burning but the fire was not consuming it. Our sages grapple with the meaning of this first encounter. Rashi says that the fire was a sign that G-d would always be with the Jewish people, even in hard times (i.e., slavery in Egypt). As an extension of Rashi’s thought, G-d grieves with a grieving person. Thus, when the Jewish people were oppressed in bondage, Almighty G-d was with them. A second interpretation relies on this obscure midrash: This burning bush was a rose bush. The significance of this reference is that though the Jewish people might be as difficult as thorns, there are nevertheless “roses” among them. For these human roses alone, it is worthwhile to save everyone from their tyranny. As an outgrowth of this interpretation, one might further posit that though within every Jew there are many “thorns,” there are also “roses”. Our charge is to always search for the good – the “rose” – in every Jew. Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik says that in every Jew there is a “ratzon elyon,” a sublime desire to do what is correct. We must always search for a person’s virtuous character traits. Though there are some Jews who demonstrate bad qualities, there is also within them the potential to do noble things. Our job is to seek and bring to fruition that potential. Rabbeinu Bachya’s interpretation is that the burning bush represents the Torah. The Torah was

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2014 11 SCHI Chinese Auction 2/1 JEC Chaya Newman Memorial 11 Flatbush Hatzoloh Auction 2/1 Yeshiva YoungKesser Israel Torah of Manhattan Concert 11 of Queens Annual Breakfast 11 Academy of Cleveland Scholarship Tribute Dinner 2/2 Hebrew Westmount Shul & Learning Center Tefillin Awareness Project 12 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 2/4 Veitzener Cheder / Yeshiva Ohr Baruch Anniversary Dinner 13 Keren Yehudit Schwekey Auction 2/4 Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization Friendship Gathering for Women with Cancer 13 N’shei C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 18 IsraelofofFar Brookline 2/8 Young Yeshiva Rockaway Annual Dinner Annual Dinner 18 JEC 2/9 Yeshiva Telshe Alumni Annual Dinner Walk A Thon 18 This World International Awards Gala 2/9 SCHI Dinner Anniversary Dinner 20 Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli 2/9 Telshe Center for ofJewish Life Dinner 20 Yeshiva Cleveland Annual Dinner 24 Boro Park GalaAnnual Melaveh Malkah Event for Men 2/9 Hatzolah N’SheiofNovominsk Brooklyn Luncheon 25 Bnos Melech of Lakewood 2/10 Chabad Upper East Side Lecture & Book SigningDinner 25 Yeshiva & Mesivta Keren Hatorah Annual Dinner 2/10 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 25 Hatzolah of Boro Park Auction 2/16 Talmudical Academy Adelphia Annual Awards Dinner 25 Yeshiva & Mesivta Torah Vodaath Annual Dinner 26 B. Park Kesser Eve. of Inspiration Entertainment for Women 2/16 Hatzolah YeshivaofGedolah Torah Annual&Dinner 26 Yeshivas Novominsk Anniversary Dinner 2/16 Yeshivas Torah Ore Annual Tribute Dinner & Yahrtzeit Commemoration 27 Tiferes Bais Yaakov Chai Dinner 2/17 Yeshiva R.S.R. Hirsch/KAJ Annual Dinner 27 Yeshiva Toras Chaim Annual Dinner 27 of America Annual Dinner 2/22 Agudath Ezra Israel Academy Dinner 28 Emunah 2/23 Shevach High School Annual DinnerSuperette-Brooklyn Region 28 Yeshiva Karlin Stolin Dinner 2/23 Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund Annual Chinese Auction 28 Beth Jacob Teachers Seminary & HS Tea 2/23 Mesivta of Long Beach Anniversary Dinner 28 Yeshiva Ohavei Torah Anniversary Dinner 28 Yeshiva of Spring Valley 2/23 Yeshiva Ner Moshe Alumni Reunion Annual DinnerDinner 29 Tashbar Anniversary Dinner 2/25 Yad Batya L’Kallah Event June 2/28 Project Inspire Convention 1 Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury Anniversary Dinner 3/2 Shulamith Annual Dinner 1 Lakewood Cheder/Bais Faiga Annual Dinner Yeshiva BaisChaim Moshe Anniversary Dinner 13/2 Yeshiva Derech Annual Dinner 93/4 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Annual Dinner 11 Mayan Yisroel 3/4 N’shei C.A.R.E.S. / Maimonides Mothers of MultiplesAnnual SupportDinner Group 15 Shuvu Annual Lawrence Breakfast 3/8 Shuvu Annual Dinner Annual Dinner 17 JEC 3/9 Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic Annual Dinner July 3/9 Maimonides Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Tribute Dinner 14 Birthing Center Tour 16 Annual Summer 3/10 Shuvu Maimonides Birthing Center Dinner Tour Meeting 3/23 Lev Bais Yaakov Annual Dinner August 11 Maimonides Birthing Center Tour 3/23 Shuvu Annual Monsey Breakfast September 3/23 Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush Annual Breakfast 9 N’shei C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 3/23 Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim Dinner November 3/30 N’sheiMesivta Tifereth Israel of Rizhin Dinner 4 C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group 4/7 TenMaimonides Birthing Center Tour 16 Yad Annual Auction 5/11 Yeshiva Kesser Torah of Queens Annual Breakfast December 17 C.A.R.E.S./Maimonides Annual Gathering, Fathers 5/12 N’sheiMaimonides Birthing Center Tourof Multiples 5/13 N’sToheilist C.A.R.E.S. Mothersevents of Multiples Support Group your/ Maimonides organizational email: calendar@jewishpress.com 5/18 Young Israel of Brookline Annual Dinner faxorganizational to 718-797-2717 To listor your events email: calendar@jewishpress.com Continued or fax to 718-797-2717

All Around Town Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 Curator Gabriel Goldstein and Iraqi Jews Maurice Shohet and Cynthia Shamash discuss the modern Iraqi Jewish experience. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 7 p.m. For information, call 646-437-4337 or 646-437-4202. Visit www. mjhnyc.org. NOTE: The exhibition, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage,” is on view at the museum through May 18.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Attend the Hatzoloh of Flatbush gala auction at Kol Yaakov Hall, 1703 McDonald Ave. (at Avenue O) in Brooklyn. 7 p.m. 718-376-1900. www. flatbushhatzoloh.org.

MONDAY. MAY 12 Chabad Upper East Side lecture series presents “Battle of the Sexes” with Rabbi Simon Jacobson. 8 p.m. Chabad Upper East Side, 419 E. 77th St., Manhattan. Fee: $18 in ad-

vance, $25 at the door. Please RSVP at 212-717-4613.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 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.

tery Place, Lower Manhattan. 646-437-4337 or 646-437-4202. www.mjhnyc.org.

Singular Experience Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance.

THURSDAY, MAY 15

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

Israel America Foundation presents a Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’Atzmaut program at Studio 353, 353 W. 48 th St. (between 8th and 9th avenues), 2nd floor, in Manhattan. 1:30-4 p.m.

Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www. friedbergjcc.com. Wednesday Nite Rap, ages 40+. Samuel Field YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Queens. 7:30 p.m. 718-2256750 x 243. Game Night in Brooklyn and Queens. Call Gavriel at 917-517-7486 or e-mail js3j@ yahoo.com. Join a support group for 50+ widows and widowers. Suffolk JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, L.I. 631-4629800. suffolkyjcc.org. NOTE: Also on Wednesday, May 14. Singles chat and chew over weekly topics for singles. Discussion topics include: being single, dating, personal growth, and more. This is a group for singles looking to socialize and meet new people. 8:15 p.m. Suffolk JCC, 74

SUNDAY, MAY 18 Enjoy all-day fun at The Great Lag B’Omer Parade. 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. 10 a.m. 718-735-0220. The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra presents “Pièces de Résistance: Music Celebrating the Polish Spirit – inspired by the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s new exhibit, “A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community.” (The exhibit has been open to the public since May 16.” 2:30 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Bat-

Hauppauge Rd., Commack, L.I. 631-462-9800. suffolkyjcc. org. NOTE: Also on Wednesday, May 14. “Power of Attraction”: Find out what men and women look for in each other. Janis Spindel reveals the power of attraction during the dating and relationship processes, and guides everyone toward finding not only their outer beauty but also the beauty that lies within. 7 p.m. Fee: $20. 92nd St. Y at Lexington Ave. in Manhattan 7 p.m. 212415-5500. www.92y.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 8 “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 646-5195860 – pin #8574. Call in live and participate.

MONDAY, MAY 12 Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55 Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4341 ext. 133. www.friedbergjcc.org. Rap/discussion for those ready to shift their approach to a new beginning. Ages 40+. Mid-Island Y, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, L.I. 7:45 p.m. 516-822-3535 ext. 338. www. miyjcc.com.


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Singles A Dating Primerr Rosie Einhorn, LCSW Sherry Zimmerman, ESQ A SINGLE’S STRATEGY FOR MARRIAGE GE

Therapy Can Benefit Now And Later Many people decide to go to therapy because something in their approach to life, mood, or sense of emotional well-being doesn’t feel right. Sometimes, they make a therapy appointment after an effort to address the issue another way (such as mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, yoga, self-help, exercise, or a vacation) doesn’t have the outcome they hope for. For others, therapy is their first choice. These therapy clients share a desire to feel better about and improve themselves and their lives. What about daters who feel that their lives are going relatively well, except for the fact that they’ve been trying for a while to find the right person to marry? Should they see a therapist? Not necessarily. Sometimes, they have a reasonably productive way of dating and it will just be a matter of time before they find the right person. Others may need a coach or advisor to help them fine tune their dating. They benefit from help with expectations, what they’re looking for, networking, or the dating process itself. On the other hand, some daters may be stuck and not even realize that therapy is one of the best ways they can get unstuck and date more productively. There are many reasons a dater can get stuck. Here are just a few examples: They are continually attracted to the same type of person and each time belatedly realize that things are not going to work out. The people they gravitate to may not feel ready for marriage, have control issues, are unable to control their anger, can’t keep a job, are emotionally unavailable, etc. A relationship that had a great deal of promise ends, and they see something about themselves that they realize they’d like to work on or address. They find it difficult to open up or trust as a relationship progresses, and understand that this may be one of the reasons why their courtships haven’t moved forward. They convey a sense of bitterness, low self esteem, or social awkwardness that they may not even be aware of until someone else points it out to them. They have a hidden fear that they won’t be a good enough parent or spouse, and that keeps them from

Psychotherapists Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W., and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc., are the authors of the new book “Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage” (Menucha Publishers), now available in bookstores and at targum.com. They are co-directors of Sasson V’Simcha – The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc. To invite the authors to present a program for singles, parents, or mentors in your community this fall, contact them at info@ jewishdatingandmarriage.com.

staying in a relationship long enough to get engaged and married. They’re keeping a secret that they began to worry about once they started dating. They’re afraid that once they have a close relationship, they’ve have to reveal it, and this will result in their being embarrassed, rejected, or both. The secret might be a medical condition, no shalom bayis at home, a criminal conviction, or something they or a family member did that they’re ashamed of. Therapy helps a clients work through the issues that have kept them stuck and unable to develop healthy relationships that can lead to marriage. Clients often develop better understandings of themselves and why they think and act certain ways, and eventually see themselves differently than they did before. They can learn new ways to approach dating, build a connection with someone, and maintain a healthy, caring relationship. Often, clients will notice that these changes are gradually taking place. They may not realize that therapy’s benefits frequently continue long after their last therapy session. That’s because most people continue to “process” their therapy experience for quite a while – they continue to think about and apply what they’ve learned. It’s also because the right person for them may not come into their lives right away. But, when a promising dating partner comes along, they will be able to date more productively, and hopefully move a relationship forward when they meet the right person. That’s what happened to Efraim. He had been full of enthusiasm when he began dating six years earlier, but the frustration and rejections had taken their toll. Efraim couldn’t understand why all of his friends – even ones who weren’t as smart or involved in the community as he, had all gotten married, while he still could never get past date number three. One of his friend’s wives got up enough nerve to suggest he consider therapy. “You keep dating these polished, accomplished, ambitious women, and it’s just not working,” she observed. “And you keep turning down suggestions for girls who are less intense, more easy-going, even though I think that you’re better suited to them. You keep repeating the same pattern – I think you should go to someone to figure out why you’re doing this and get yourself unstuck.” In therapy, Efraim was able to see that he kept pursuing ambitious women because he thought it would make him appear to be more professionally accomplished. It was harder for him to acknowledge that he didn’t have the killer instinct that would put him at the top of his career, and that he was more of a capable, “nice guy” who found great satisfaction working in community projects and occupying a respectable niche in his father’s accounting firm. The therapist also helped Efraim see that he put so much effort into trying to impress his dates about himself that he couldn’t show enough interest in them, or develop conversation beyond a stilted, superficial stage. Efraim’s dating skills began to improve while he was in therapy, and he found himself going on a number of fourth and fifth dates. It still took a while for him to put his ego aside and acknowledge that his friend’s wife had a good sense of the type of woman he’d connect with. He says that without therapy, he never would have agreed to date Annie, and she never would have agreed to date number three. Today, they’re married and expecting their first child. 5010

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ten to bad talk about him. Therefore, He dismissed all the prosecuting angels who brought bad reports about his misdeeds. The Chofetz Chaim exhorts us, both for the yearly Day of Judgment and for one’s final day of reckoning, to steadfastly refuse to listen to anything bad about others. Parents should try to educate even their young children to naturally recoil from anything that has even a mere hint of lashon hara. In the great sefer Marpei L’Nefesh, the saintly author poses an interesting question. The pasuk in Tehillim says, “Who is the man who desires life…? Guard your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn from evil and do good.” The Marpei L’Nefesh wonders why the verse didn’t start with the more general statement of “Turn from evil and do good,” since the blanket directive there encompasses the entirety of the 613 commandments. He answers with a very fundamental theme from Chovos HaLevavos. In Shaar Hachnaah, 7, the author relates the story of Shmuel Chaim, who upon his passing on confronts the Heavenly Judge. Hashem points an accusatory finger (metaphorically speaking) at him and says, Shmuel Chaim, you will be condemned to Gehennom for hitting your wife.” Shmuel Chaim pales and stammers before Hashem, saying, “But I never so much as raised a finger toward my wife. How could such a thing be?” “While it is true that you didn’t do

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of asphyxiation. The Gemara in Berachos teaches that there are 913 ways to die – and askara is the worst way to exit this world. Since we know death is caused by sin, if askara is the worst death it means lashon hara is the worst sin. This sentiment is actually a Yerushalmi in Peah which states that just like Talmud Torah is k’neged kulam, the study of Torah is equivalent to all of the mitzvos, so too lashon hara is k’neged kol ha’aveiros, the sin of evil gossip is the equivalent of all sins. The frightening lesson is that talking bad about others is not just a bad habit we should get around to stopping one day but, in fact, is the most awful of sins and can lead to the most lethal of consequences. May it be Hashem’s will that we focus more on how we talk and always remember t\what the Chofetz Chaim said: “Small people talk about people, average people talk about things, and big people talk about ideas.” May we merit avoiding the opportunity to speak poorly about people and in that merit be blessed with long life, good health, and everything wonderful. Visit Rabbi Weiss’s website – RabbiMMWeiss.com. Order a copy of “Power Bentching,” Rabbi Weiss’s commentary on Birkat HaMazon, by calling him at 718-916-3100. To receive a weekly cassette tape or CD, send a check to Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, P.O. Box 140726, Staten Island, NY 10314 or e-mail RMMWSI@aol.com. Attend Rabbi Weiss’s weekly shiur at the Landau Shul, Avenue L and East 9th Street in Flatbush, Tuesday nights at 9:30. Rabbi Weiss’s Daf Yomi and Mishnah Yomis shiurim can be heard at 718-906-6400. For details, e-mail KolHaloshon@gmail.com.


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BUSINESS IN HALACHA RABBI MEIR ORLIAN

Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat

Along For The Ride BUSINESS IN DovHALACHA and Aryeh were planning to attend a pro-

fessional convention at a remote convention center. RABBI MEIR ORLIAN Restoringdays the Primacybefore of Choshen Mishpat They bumped into each other a few the event. “How are you getting to the convention?” asked Aryeh. “It’s way out there.” “I’m not sure yet,” replied Dov. “My car is not available, so I’m probably going to order a car service. Are you interested in sharing it?” “I can’t afford a car service,” said Aryeh. “If I can’t get a ride with someone else, I’ll have to go by public transportation.” “Well, good luck,” said Dov. “Let me know if you change your mind.” The morning of the convention, Aryeh met Dov o tsi e sh i yo n any o y ho s ri ing Dov asked. “No,” replied Aryeh. “It looks like I’m going to have to schlep around on public transportation. Three trains and a bus – but what can I do?” “It’s not that bad,” said Dov. “Just make sure you leave enough time.” “How are you going?” asked Aryeh. “I ordered a car service,” said Dov. “He’s picking me up at 4 p.m.” “Is anyone else going with you?” asked Aryeh. “No,” replied Dov, “just me.” “So, maybe I can come along for the ride?” asked Aryeh. “I’m happy to share the cab with you,” said Dov “I offered you from the beginning to share it, but you said you weren’t interested.” “I meant, since there’s plenty of space in the car,” said Aryeh, “maybe you’d let me ride along for free.” “What?” said Dov. “I should pay everything and you should be able to come free?” “What’s it to you?” argued Aryeh. “You’re paying for the cab anyway!” “Why should I be the only one paying?” replied Dov. “If you want to come, chip in your share!” “It’s not worth it to me,” responded Aryeh. “If I don’t get a ride, I’ll have to take public transportation. It doesn’t cost you anything to allow me to come along; it just helps me.” “But if I let you come for free, you certainly won’t pay,” said Dov. “This way, maybe you’ll decide to chip in. I’m willing to cover two-thirds of the cost. “ “I just can’t afford it,” said Aryeh. “I’m willing to pay the cost of public transportation, but absolutely not more.” “I don’t consider that a fair offer,” said Dov. “Twothirds/one third is the most I’m willing.” Aryeh called Rabbi Dayan. “Dov ordered a car service to a convention and refuses to allow me to join without paying, so I’ll have to go by public transportation,” explained Aryeh. “Is there any reason to require Dov to allow me to come along for the ride?” “Dov should allow you to come along, especially if you’re adamant about taking public transportation rather than paying,” answered Rabbi Dayan, “but he cannot be forced to do so according to many authorities.” “What is this based on?” asked Aryeh. “This question relates to a concept known as kofin al midas Sodom,” explained Rabbi Dayan. “In o om peop e ref se to et others ene t from their property even when it did not entail any loss to them. This behavior is frowned upon. Sometimes, we even force people not to act this way but to let others ene t “Isn’t that what Dov is doing?!” exclaimed Aryeh. “Not exactly,” replied Rabbi Dayan. “Middas Sodom applies when the owner cannot gain from his property yet ants to ithho ene t from oth ers. There is a dispute, however, about whether it app ies hen he ithho s the ene t as e erage to make the other party pay for it. For example, if someone asked to join a ride to work on a regular basis, the car owner could refuse according to the le-

nient opinion – even if it didn’t cause any hardship – with the hope that the other passenger might agree to carpoo or chip in signi cant y for gas Rama 154:3; 174:1; 363:6) “But here Dov can’t really gain,” insisted Aryeh. “It’s a one-time ride. Also, it’s not like he can hang out a sign, car ride for rent!” n ee the Rama ase on the Mordechai in icates that if the person cannot ene t at a e o force him to ene t others rep ie Rabbi Dayan. “However, the Noda B’Yehuda [C.M. 2:24] and Beis Ephraim [C.M. #49] explain that we apply kofin al middas Sodom only to force someone to a o others in irect ene t from his property However, we can never force someone to allow actual use of his property without payment, even if he cannot earn from it. Here, also, Dov hired the car service. Thus, we cannot force him to allow others to se it itho t payment Pischei Teshuvah C.M. 170:1; Pischei Choshen, Geneivah 8:3) “In practice,” concluded Rabbi Dayan, “it is strongly recommended that you reach an agreement that i ene t yo oth Rabbi Meir Orlian is a faculty member of the Business Halacha Institute, headed by HaRav Chaim Kohn, a noted dayan. To receive BHI’s free newsletter, Business Weekly, send an e-mail to subscribe@ businesshalacha.com. For questions regarding business halacha issues, or to bring a BHI lecturer to your business or shul, call the confidential hotline at 877-845-8455 or e-mail ask@businesshalacha.com.

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Emunah Luncheon To Honor Empowered Women Emunah, which was born through the tireless efforts and vision of a few determined women in Israel in 1935, will pay tribute to “Empowering Women” at its spring luncheon on May 20, at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC. Dr. Ruth Gruber, distinguished journalist, writer, photographer and heroine, who used her talents to rescue fellow Jews during and after WWII, will be the Guest of Honor. “This year we are thrilled to pay tribute to six amazing women who represent the very best of each generation – role models to us all as professionals, supporters of Jewish life and tradition, and in their strong connection to Israel,” said Fran Hirmes, Emunah National President. “Emunah began as a women’s organization, and it is appropriate for us to recognize accomplished women today who serve as an inspiration, encouraging other women to reach their full potential.” Long active in empowering women in Israel, Emunah has been instrumental in protecting wom-

en’s rights in the Jewish State. Emunah operates nah V’Omanut Seminary, theater set designer, and programs for women in business, offering leadership masters candidate in theater design and technical lectures and opportunities to netproduction. Emunah’s 250 social welfare and work. This is in addition to our four educational programs across Israel award-winning girls’ high schools, work tirelessly to improve the lives of and its College of Art for young womeach child, family and senior citizen in en. Emunah operates crisis centers Israel. Emunah was the proud recipiopen to all women in distress from event of the Israel Prize for its social, edery segment of Israeli society. ucational, humanitarian and cultural The five honorees at the luncheon contribution to Israeli society. are: Dr. Susan Chambre, sociology Luncheon chairwomen are Sherprofessor at Baruch College; Gail yl Schainker and Melodie Scharf. Itzkowitz Shapiro, owner of Mirella; Proceeds from the event will support Dr. Rona Novick, incoming dean of Emunah’s girls’ educational and vocaAzrieli Graduate School of Jewish tional high schools and its college for Education and Administration at young women in Israel. Yeshiva University; Romina Weiss, For reservations and information, partner at Gibson Dunn law firm, Dr. Ruth Gruber call 212-564-9045 ext. 306 or register and Young Leadership Awardee; Rebecca Grazi Siev, graduate of Emunah’s Emu- online at emunah.org/springluncheon.


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Har Hazeisim Security To Be Discussed At Brooklyn Meeting Rav Dovid Lau, Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, will be the special guest this Sunday, May 11, at an urgent breakfast gathering regarding Har Hazeisim. The 10 a.m. meeting will take place at the home of Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff, 2423 Ave. O (and Bedford Avenue). Har Hazeisim’s ongoing security issues and plans for the further development of the 3,000-year-old cemetery will highlight the meeting’s agenda. The event is meant to support the efforts of the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeitim, chaired by Brooklyn businessman Avrohom Lubinsky. His brother, Menachem, a wellknown askan and president of Lubicom Marketing, will join Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, as co-host of the event. Rav Yakov Perlow, the Novominsker Rebbe, is also expected to attend. Har Hazeisim, the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the world, is the resting place of more than 150,000 Jews and dates back to the nevi’im. Those resting there include leading admorim and roshei yeshiva. Despite being under Israeli control, the cemetery remained largely neglected until May 2010, at which time Israel’s then-state controller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a stinging report on the neglect and abuse of the site. He blamed successive Israeli governments for virtually neglecting the cemetery. This shocking report prompted Avrohom Lubinsky to create the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeitim. The Committee has thus far per-

suaded the Israeli authorities to install 142 surveillance cameras in addition to a 24/7 command center. After extensive lobbying at the highest level of government, a police substation was finally established in March 2012. The police station has been a further deterrent to the criminal activity of Arab youths. Lobbying continues by the Committee for the Israeli government to increase the police detail on Har Hazeisim to better protect access roads. In order to deny Arab vandals easy access to graves and mourners, a series of new fences was installed as part of a broader plan to secure some of the individual sections of Har Hazeisim. And for the first time, the Municipality of Jerusalem conducts regular sanitation services on the mountain. Har Hazeisim was previously a dumping ground for local Arabs, as garbage and discarded construction material made parts of the mountain look like a junkyard. The Committee is also spearheading an effort to further develop Har Hazeisim through the construction of new roads, a visitor’s center, a shul, and signage. Despite the aforementioned accomplishments, graves continue to be destroyed, and mourners and visitors are routinely stoned. The Committee has stepped up efforts to create full security for the ancient cemetery, where regular burials still take place. It also has plans for many new projects – with the goal of increasing security and demonstrating Jewish sovereignty. For more information, call Eda Kram at 718-854-4450 x 0 and visit www.SaveHarHazeisim.org.

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Talking Philadelphia Baseball With Allen Rothenberg I flew to Philadelphia recently. The last time I’d flown to Philadelphia I went with Mark “The Bird” Fidrych for the 1976 All-Star Game and surrounding events. Fidrych was the starting pitcher for the American League and I was a writer with full clubhouse and on-field privileges. This time I went with my wife and we made our way from the airport to the train station and Amtracked for an hour and seven minutes to Lancaster, where I was on the roster of speakers at the Pesach in Lancaster program. It was the first time we were away for Pesach. Last year I told you about the passing of our daughter, Chani, a”h, a young mother of seven children and a true eishes chayil. We lost her to cancer on the fourth day of Chol HaMoed in our home, where she spent the last three weeks of her life. There are many wonderful Pesach programs that advertise in The Jewish Press but circumstances led us to Jewish Heritage, which operates the Lancaster program. We thought the seven kids and our sonin-law could use a change of scenery and they drove from Detroit to join us. I spoke twice during Pesach. The first topic was the Holocaust and Jewish ballplayers and the second

home games at Shibe Park, and Allen accompanied him via trolley and subway to the old stadium when the Athletics were on the road. The Phillies won much more often than the Athletics, and Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons helped pitch the Phillies to the 1950 World Series. (The Phils lost in four to the Yankees.) With speedy young players like Richie Ashburn, the young Phillies caught the hearts of Philadelphia fans, forcing the Mack family to sell the Athletics. The new owner moved the franchise to Kansas City after the 1954 season. The next time American Leaguers took the field in Philadelphia was at the 1976 All-Star Game, but Allen had the opportunity to watch a lot of good National League baseball. He rates Sandy Koufax as the best pitcher he ever saw and Willie Mays as the best position player. He also can say he was a regular visitor to Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, which saw its last major league game some 45 years ago.

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Our Mother, Jenny Simkin By Frieda Givon “Kol haolam kulo gesher tzar meod.” The entire world is like a narrow bridge. Our mother Gita Bat Moshe Hacohen, a”h, walked it with grace and courage and dignity. At 25 years old, she was left an orphan of the Shoah and a partisan hidden in the swamps of Poland. At 31, she was left a widow with three children in the “Goldener Medina” of America. She was thrust into the dual role of mother and father. Her life was riddled with bullets of tribulation. So she partnered with Hashem, “You will lead, and I will follow.” “Kaveh el Hashem, chazak v’amatz lebecha.” In the early years she was blessed with Jenny Simkin in front of her three guardian anstore G&E, Orchard St., N.Y. gels; her devoted brother Yitzchak and sister-in-law Chana and our beloved Rubin Goldberg. In her later years, her nieces Helen and Celia lovingly continued the legacy their parents began. Our mother was not one to ask the big question of “why.” She left that to her brother, the philosopher and writer, to ponder. Our mother was a doer. As a young child, I accompanied her on numerous trips to the elderly and sick with her plates of gefilte fish and babka. She continued that chesed on Orchard Street, not only by feeding her employees regularly but also the single men who worked nearby. But most memorably, we witnessed the care and dedication she expressed towards our elderly Mr. Goldberg for 20 years. Our mother “adopted” zeidies and bubbies and other survivors throughout the journey of her life. Our children Lev and Shai had the zechut to grow up under her roof where they witnessed daily her soft-spoken manner and middos of kindness and generosity. Two distinct photos of our mother from two different worlds and yet the same remain engraved in my mind and embrace me with daily chizuk. One photo is of our mother in cheder in Miory, the only girl among the boys exhibiting defiance and determination. The other is of our mother sitting in front of her store on Orchard Street; once again the only woman among the men, emanating warmth and wisdom with her radiant smile. The smile that reached out to people regardless of color or race, the

smile that could convert a bad guy into a good guy, the smile that my sister Helen inherited. Who was our Yiddishe Mama? Our Woman of Valor? Our mother taught us to go to battle every day, provide for the family and open the door for guests with graciousness. She was concerned about treating people fairly. When the doorbell rang she ran to me with a dollar bill folded in her hand, “did you give him a tip?” or tzedaka? she would ask. “Vehaikar lo lefached od.” And above all do not be afraid. Our mother was fearless. One day in front of our house when Yitzchak brought her home in his car from the Lower East Side, a thief jumped into the car to rob her brother. With her nails, she attacked the thief until he ran off. Our mother’s favorite song was Naomi Shemer’s “Kachol V’lavan.” Her favorite singer was Reb Shlomo Carlebach. Her favorite meal was boiled potatoes with schmaltz herring and pumpernickel bread. Her favorite flower was lilac. Her favorite companions were the grandchildren. Her only indulgence was a

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Givon Continued from p.69 weekly trip to the beauty parlor. When we were young we would awaken to Friday mornings with the Shabbos meals fully prepared. And when our children were young, platters of potato blintzes perfectly rolled appeared on the kitchen counter. When did she do all of this? Our mother was known by many names. She was born into this world Gitel bat Tzirel. She was also Geittele, Gitke, Gitscke Maseyevna, Genia, Gita Aron, Tova, Jenny Simkin, Mrs. Simkin, Jenny, Ma, Mom, Mommy, Mama Gita, Tanta, Bubby, Mamele. As a child, I waited for her longingly by the living room window to return from her store. When she be-

Assembly Alters Calendar To Account For Shavuot Observance The New York State Assembly recently passed legislation changing the date to sign designating petitions for the primary election in order to accommodate Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks. The original date to begin collecting signatures, June 3, would have fallen on erev Shavuot. The legislation moves the first day of petitioning to May 29. “This change, in recognition of the Shavuot observance, will help ensure that all interested New Yorkers may participate equally in our state’s political

process,” said Silver. “It is essential that we respect and accommodate the religious views and practices of all our citizens when it comes to our elections.” The last day to file designating petitions, July 10, will not change. This legislation will only impact state and local elections in 2014. The federal election calendar has been set by court order to ensure compliance with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

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the Meshech Chochmah, Rabbi Meir Simcha HaKohen of Dvinsk, Lithuania, sounded the alarm and warned that because Berlin was being proclaimed the “new Jerusalem,” it would be from Berlin that tragedy would spill forth. But his warning fell on deaf ears, as did the words of the Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, and other Torah sages. We are a nation that can be likened to passengers on a boat. A single Jew can drill a hole under his seat, protesting it is his right to do so and no one’s business but his own, but once the hole is drilled the water will gush in, the boat will sink, and multitudes will perish. At Sinai our nation stood “as one man with one heart” and in unison we proclaimed “We shall do and we shall hear” rather than “I shall do and I shall hear.” At Sinai “all of Israel became responsible for one another.” The covenant G-d sealed with us is eternal. It is our destiny to be His witnesses: “.…This nation I have created so that they might sing My praise” (Isaiah 43:21). Should we attempt to escape our mission, there will always be those ready to remind us of our calling. (To be continued)

Continued from p.13 We have seen this throughout the generations. In the 19th century the Haskalah movement led to Jews being swallowed up in the universal “melting pot.” In 1880 the prominent German Jewish leader Abraham Geiger declared, “It’s time to bury Jerusalem. Berlin is our new Jerusalem.” This assimilation, which commenced in Germany, spread like wildfire from Western to Eastern Europe. In countries such as Poland, Russia, and Lithuania it took on a somewhat different form. Communism, socialism, and a host of other secular Jewish movements, all of which rejected G-d and Torah, became the ideologies of many Jews. Painful stories of non-observant Jews mocking and attacking their religion and their religious brethren were all too commonplace. Yes, there were many spiritual giants as well as multitudes of ordinary pious people who clung to the Torah, but they could not overcome the waves of assimilation sweeping over Europe. Torah leaders like came homebound, she waited for me longingly at the livingroom window to return from my work. Her store was her lifeline to the world awaiting the people who shared their daily woes with her, and sometimes their jokes, filling up the void of the survivor with tears and laughter. When she was homebound, she stationed herself in her armchair near the telephone, her next lifeline, communicating to the family members who called her daily. When she no longer could communicate, she would listen to the voices of her dear ones at the other end. What is our mother’s legacy? It is one of loving kindness, gemilut chassadim, generosity and strength. She loved us with unconditional love. What the Shoah took away from her she gave back to us. We were taught to continue that lesson, “open your

Simkin at the age of 4 or 5, the only girl in cheder in Miory, Poland

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Anti-Semitism In Sterling Coverage

The condemnation with which virtually all of America responded to the racism expressed by NBA owner Donald

Sterling reflects the extent to which anti-African-American sentiment and behavior is an anathema to the overwhelming majority of Americans. But there was one disturbing byproduct that should not go unnoticed. A number of television commentators went out of their way to gratuitously mention that Mr. Sterling is a Jew. CNN national correspondent Jason Carroll pointed out that Sterling is the son of Jewish immigrants – a fact wholly irrelevant to the story. On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart highlighted the racist comments of both cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling, but then went on to observe that as racism has been resurrected in America it “quickly caught on with many Jews.” Really! Donald Sterling’s comments reflect the fact that racism has “caught on with many Jews”? What evidence does Mr. Stewart have for this blatantly racist remark? At the end of Stewart’s opening monologue, he made the point that while we have taught Americans to reject racism, we have failed to teach Americans what racism is. Ironically, in a program highlighting the insidious subtleties of racist tendencies, Jon Stewart revealed how some Americans have yet to learn what anti-Semitic racism really is. Mark S. Golub President and Executive Producer Shalom TV

Boycotters Aren’t Parade’s Only Problem I am bemused by the flurry of attention given to the participation of groups such as New Israel Fund in the upcoming Celebrate Israel Parade (“Boycotters on Parade,” editorial, April 25). I endorse the exclusion of groups that directly support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). Further, I would agree that if a group is one step removed from BDS – that is, it does not directly support BDS, but it channels considerable financial aid to groups that do – a case may be made to likewise exclude that group. Whether NIF and the other organizations in question fit either of these criteria is a matter worthy of examination. (One possible distinction concerns groups that urge a boycott of products made in Judea and Samaria while opposing a boycott of items manufactured in Israel proper.) My bemusement, though, stems from the fact that a much greater threat to Israel, exposed last year, remains unresolved. I refer to the inclusion of an openly gay group, Jewish Queer Youth, in the parade the past several years. Last year, I was part of a campaign that called upon Orthodox institutions to boycott the parade unless JQY were prohibited from marching under its own banner. (We had no issue with gays and lesbians marching among other groups.) We noted that according to the Torah, homosexual practice can cause the Land of Israel to spit out its inhabitants. How, then, we asked, could Orthodox groups march alongside JQY? How would this benefit our beloved Israel? Our campaign gained traction only

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after repeated attempts were made to alert yeshivas and other Orthodox groups that they were, in effect, legitimizing homosexual behavior by marching. Eventually a meeting was called at which the Jewish Community Relations Council, which administers the parade, was instructed to prevent JQY from displaying blatantly offensive banners. (The prior year, JQY had marched with banners stating: “We are in every yeshiva.”) While this was a victory for Torah morals, it was a partial one, because yeshivas refused to pull out of the parade, thus leaving the unfortunate impression that JQY represents a legitimate approach to Judaism. This inaction occurred despite the fact that many yeshiva principals privately agreed with our view that participating alongside an openly immoral group was wrong. I have heard that this year, some of these same yeshivas may now leave the parade because NIF is marching. I firmly believe that if we are to question our participation, we should do so on moral grounds rather than on political ones. Whether or not New Israel Fund marches is much less important than if Jewish Queer Youth marches. In the interim, there is one group that has chosen to make a Kiddush Hashem in this regard. I refer to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, whose Catholic organizers continue to take the principled stance that groups professing morals antithetical to the shared Judeo-Christian ethic must not march under their own banner. Avi Goldstein Far Rockaway, NY

flate the Settlers generally with those few individuals among them who were allegedly involved in the “price tag” violence. They obviously tried to track the pursuit of damage claims by victims of Hamas against its financial backers. But the judge was having none of it, noting that no facts were alleged that tied settlers per se to any violence or to a “policy” of violence embraced by the inchoate grouping constituting the settlement movement as a whole. Or

that the money provided was to be used to support terrorism. Indeed, he made particular note that contrary to the case with Hamas, which has been designated by the United States and other nations as a terrorist organization, contributors to the pro-settler groups could not be assumed to have knowledge that their money would be used to further terrorist acts. Once again we salute Nat Lewin for a job exceedingly well done.

The J Street Rejection The liberal lobbying group J Street, by virtue of a 22-17 vote, failed last week in its attempt to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. It was beaten back in its attempt to gain legitimacy for its notion of what it means to be pro-Israel. It would have been a dark day for the cause of Israel had the premier umbrella advocacy group for Israel in the United States accepted J Street’s claims to being pro-Israel given its bent for undermining the Israeli government at just about every important turn. Imagine the message bestowing membership would have sent: That even the most vocal and influential American supporters of Israel are not quite sure Israel has right on its side and believe the Palestinian narrative to be at least as historically true and morally justified as the Israeli side of the story. What we don’t get is the vote of 17 member organizations to accept J Street. It makes no sense. Since its founding in 2008, J Street has consistently argued that Israel’s failure to make ever greater concessions to the Palestinians is responsible for the failure of negotiations with the Palestinians. In addition, J Street opposed Israel’s Operation Cast Lead military response to incessant rocket attacks emanating from Gaza. It supported the 2009 Goldstone Report that found Israel guilty of war crimes during Operation Cast Lead. It urged support for a UN Security Council resolution that would have condemned the settlements as illegal. And it

endorsed the Palestinians’ unilateral bid at the UN for recognition of statehood – something President Obama vehemently opposed. J Street has also publicly argued that Israel should negotiate sans preconditions with Hamas despite the latter’s continuing rocket assaults and refusal to recognize Israel’s legitimacy. And J Street has opposed any notion of a military option against Iran – even if diplomacy fails to get Iran to abandon its goal of a military nuclear capacity, which Prime Minister Netanyahu has characterized as an existential threat to Israel’s survival. A spokesperson for one of the Presidents Conference member organizations that supported J Street’s membership bid lamented the negative vote: “A mistake was made today. It is of crucial importance to the future of the Jewish community that a full range of views is represented, and that we be part of a robust dialogue to achieve what we are all committed to, which is a safe, secure and thriving Israel.” Nonsense. This is not about a genteel “marketplace of ideas” debate and ultimate consensus. It is about an Israel forced to confront adversaries every day in its own tough neighborhood as well as in an international arena honeycombed with supporters of its sworn enemies. The world has to be told that there is neither doubt nor ambiguity when it comes to the mainstream Jewish community’s support for the positions taken by Israel’s elected representatives.


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Notice of Formation of VAF Logistics LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 Vista Ln., Manorville, NY 11949. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3873 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending for Liquor, Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned To sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 38-11 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361 for on-premise consumption. KYMA Corp. JP# 3883 5/2,9/14

Suzumori Architecture PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/4/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 122 Sterling Pl. #2B Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3897 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Arlene Katzenberg, PHD Psychology PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/8/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 39 Archer Dr. Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3911 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of ZEST GLOBAL HEALTH, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/18/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o THE LLC, 730 Tanwood Dr., West Hempstead, NY, 11557. Purpose: all lawful activities. JP# 3884 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Skopia LLC Authority filed SSNY 2/25/14. Office:Nassau Co. LLC formed DE 1/2/14, and exists. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 68 Richardson St. #504 Brooklyn, NY 11211. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3898 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Arete Ob/Gyn Surgery, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/14/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1022 North Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3912 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Qualification of Ocean Recovery East, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/11/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr., #200, Sacramento, CA 95833. DE address of LLC: 2140 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3924 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Pulsar Strategy, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3934 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Construction Alliance, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/6/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address and RA: c/o Ronald W. Myers 270 St. Nicholas Ave #4M New York, NY 10027. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3885 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Diaz Design Studio, 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 princ. bus. address & RA c/o Giovanni Diaz 110 W. Carlton Rd. Montebello, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3899 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of 106 VL LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 573 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3874 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of 110 VL LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 573 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#3875 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of NRP Food Solutions LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: Bronx 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#3876 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of formation of MBA Healthcare Group, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/2014. Office location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Tenzer and Lunin LLP, 32 E. 57th St., 10th Fl., NY NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful act. JP#3877 4/25,5/2,9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of Adi & Adi Real Estate, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/05. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23404 W Lyons Ave., #223, Santa Clarita, CA 91321. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3957 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals has scheduled a public hearing on the following application: Variance (§72-21) proposed to add a third and fourth floor to an existing school building, contrary to §24-11 floor area and lot coverage, §24521 maximum wall height, §24-35 side yard, §24-34 requires a 10’ front yard and §24-361 rear yard of the zoning resolution. R5 zoning district. Address: 600 McDonald Avenue aka 14 Avenue C, aka 377 Dahill Road, south west corner of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue 655’, 140’W, 15’N, 100’E, 586’N, 4”E, 54’N, 39.67’East, Block 5369, Lot 6, Borough of Brooklyn. Applicant: Moshe M. Friedman, P.E., for Cong Chasdei Belz Beth Malka,, owner. Community Board No.: 12BK This application, Cal. No.: 12113-BZ, has been calendared for Public Hearing *Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:00 A.M. session, in Spector Hall, 22 Reade Street, Borough of Manhattan. Interested persons or associations may appear at the hearing to present testimony regarding this application. This application can be reviewed at the Board offices, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This notice is published by the applicant in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Board of Standards and Appeals. Dated: 4/23/2014 Moshe M Friedman, Applicant *Please confirm hearing location by visiting www.nyc.gov/bsa or contact 212-386-0078. The BZ calendar will immediately follow the SOC and A calendars. JP# 3879 5/2,9/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1277337 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by, to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Chinese Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 769 57th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 for on- premises consumption. Eastern Ocean One Inc. JP# 3880 5/2,9/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1277743 for Liquor, Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 907 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385 for on-premises consumption. Mt. Everest Indian Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Nepalese Indian Restaurant. JP# 3881 5/2,9/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending for Liquor, Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned To sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 for on-premise consumption. Lessing’s Inc. JP# 3882 5/2,9/14

536 Liberty Ave LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 685 E. 2nd St. Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3889 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Jme Group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/14/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address and RA: c/o Javarro M Edwards 2375 Spencers Way Stone Mountain, GA 30087. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3886 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Innotimerecords LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/21/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2173 Clinton Ave. #1A Bronx, NY 10457. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3900 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Life Lessons Psychological Services, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/10/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3887 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Duro Business Solutions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/31/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1231 Lafayette Ave. Flr. 2 Bronx, NY 10474. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3901 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Munyc Architecture PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/26/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 754 Carroll St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3888 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Men’s Backstage LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/14/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1138 Ocean Ave #6G Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3890 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Brooklyn Delhi, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/6/14. Office: Kings County. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its princ. business address and Registered Agent for LLC c/o Chitra Agrawal 117 E. Elliot Pl. #1A Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3891 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Lin’s Laundromat USA LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/11/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1319 Foster Ave. B Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3892 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Givers and Takers LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/17/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 286 3rd Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3893 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

BUYBACK BOYS LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/3/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 136 Joralemon St. #4F Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3894 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Color Bomb Couture LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/12/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address and registered agent of LLC c/o Danielle Acosta 889 Jefferson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3895 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

RES Brooklyn, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/24/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address and registered agent c/o Dogan Baruh 291 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3896 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Chapford Capital, L.P. Authority filed SSNY 4/10/14. Office:Westchester Co. LP formed DE, exists & located c/o ACS 1679 S. Dupont Highway Dover De 19901. GP: Nolex Management LLC 1 N. Lexington Ave. 11th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LP may be served and shall mail copy to: c/o Nolex Management LLC 1 N. Lexington Ave. 11th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS 401 Federal St. #3 Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3913 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Envisions in Visions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/31/14. Office: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address & RA c/o Justin Landon 4136 Gunther Ave. Bronx, NY 10466. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3902 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Caring with Joy, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/19/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address & RA c/o Edna Sosa 1775 Walton Ave. #7F Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3903 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Simone ashley fitness LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/25/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address & RA: c/o Simone Weingarten 562 N Suffolk Ave. Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3904 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Magnolia design group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/24/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address & RA: c/o Linda Tejpaul 18 Colony Rd. Upper Brookville, NY 11545. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3905 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Vivid Hospitality LLC Authority filed SSNY 3/24/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed IL 2/24/14, exists & located 344 N. Ogden Ave. Fl. 4 Chicago, IL 60607. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: CT Corporation System 111 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10011. Cert of Regis. Filed IL SOS, 501 S. 2nd St. #351 Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3906 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Atlantic Wave LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/14/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA c/o Chris Sanders 150 W. 28th St. #802A New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3907 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Sparkite LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/24/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 15 Ashington Dr. Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3908 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Reaching Incredible Heights, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 245 Mclean Ave. #10 Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3909 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Masonson PR, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/27/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 86 Dimond Ave. Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3910 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of TAD Mamaroneck Ave LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 4/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. NY Secretary of State (NYSS) designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC c/o Tonia A. Damiano, 4 Rittenhouse Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: Real estate sales, purchases, investments and management. JP# 3914 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of LJS Mamaroneck Ave. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 4/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. NY Secretary of State (NYSS) designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC c/o Joseph J. Spagnolo Jr., 225 Stanley Ave., Apt. 204, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: Real estate sales, purchases, investments and management. JP# 3915 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of DTM Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 4/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. NY Secretary of State (NYSS) designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC c/o Dana A. Damiano, 10 Leewood Cir., Apt. 6L, Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: Real estate sales, purchases, investments and management. JP# 3916 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of 980 Liberty Partners, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. 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 Akiva Feinsod, 35 Mariner Way, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3917 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Tudoost LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/3/14. 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 1 Barker Ave., Ste. 425, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3918 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f O n e C o r e Construction, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/10/14. 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 Berkman Law Firm, PO Box 217, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3919 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Node Scientific, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/25/14. 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 2 Livingston Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3920 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Post Road Gallery, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/1/14. 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 2128 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3921 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of 2128 Boston Post Road, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/1/14. 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 2128 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3922 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of CMG WEALTH ADVISORS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/21/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: 67 E Central Ave., Pearl River, NY 10965. 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# 3923 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ZEELU11 REALTY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Spiegel & Utrera P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10038, which also serves as the address of the registered agent. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. JP# 3925 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of formation of 340 CROTON LAKE ROAD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/2014. 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: c/o Paul Zukowsky, ML Management Associates, Inc., 250 W. 57th St., 26th Fl., NY NY 10107. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3926 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of formation of T.D. FABRIZIO TIMEPIECES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/2013. Office location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1073 Little Whale Neck Rd., Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 3927 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of Formation of 329 QUINCY STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/22/14. 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, 3200 Jason Drive, Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3928 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Equity Resources, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Jaffe Ross & Light LLP, 880 Third Avenue, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3929 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of Formation of 1207 Nostrand 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: c/o Atkins & Breskin L.L.C., 133 Norfolk St., NY, NY 10002, Attn: Jerry Atkins. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3930 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of Formation of 1201 Nostrand LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. 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 Atkins & Breskin L.L.C., 133 Norfolk St., NY, NY 10002, Attn: Jerry Atkins. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3931 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of For mation of Kr itzer and Shorenstein Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Marc Alan Kritzer, 1450 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3932 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14 Notice of Formation of ASPEN 6 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3 Luckenbach Lane, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3933 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Jal & Jal LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 707 Cayuga Creek Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3936 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of 129 West End Avenue LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1463 80th St., Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3937 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Unlimited Smiles Orthodontics, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ives H. Tucker, D.D.S., 7000 Bay Parkway, Ste. L-AB, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: practice the profession of dentistry. JP# 3935 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Baby Vulcan LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8675 Bay 16th St., Bklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3938 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Redwood and Clay LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 51 W. 52nd St., 32nd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3939 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Forever Standing Real Estate LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2045 74th St., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3940 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Prism International LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/29/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 810, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3941 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f T h e P i z z a Underground LLC. Ar ts. 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: 355 Humboldt St., Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3942 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Brooklyn Vaper LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 240 Kent Ave., Unit 31, Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3943 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of 130 North First LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 N. 1st St., Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3944 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Amandelyn, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 Brighton 11th St., Bklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3945 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of Bashit Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/24/14. 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 Derin Edip Walden, Guadagno & Edip LLP, 100 South Bedford Rd., Suite 340, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 3946 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice of Formation of BRP Bronxchester LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/12/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 767 3rd Ave., 33rd Fl., NY, NY 10017. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3947 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14


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Notice of Formation of Fullyrealized LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Ericson St., Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3958 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS CARVER FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, assigned to BEAUTIFUL BROOKLYN REAL ESTATE LLC, Plaintiff against WORD AFLAME COMMUNITY CHURCH INC., et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Amended Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated November 26, 2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on the 12th day of June 2014 at 2:30 PM premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Glenwood Road with the easterly side of East 95th Street; being a plot 90 feet by 55 feet by 90 feet by 55 feet. Block: 8183 Lot: 36 Said premises known as 9502, 9504 9506 GLENWOOD ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $ 1,197,682.35 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 21344/10. JACK SEGAL, ESQ., Referee. Poch & Luckow, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10038 JP# 3968 5/9,16,23,30/14

Notice of Formation of NIHMA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 717 45th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3980 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Montauk White, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/17/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Fleets Pt. Dr., West Babylon, NY 11704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3992 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of SKM Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 131 Duane St., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4004 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of ADV 14th Ave LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148-29 Cross Island Pkwy., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4015 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 464-466 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 259 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3981 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Connolly Media Services LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 28 Kingsland Pl., Babylon, NY 11702. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3993 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 12E12 7NE LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 666 Broadway, 12th Fl., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4005 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of FA 466 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 259 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3982 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 3WT, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 182-26 Radnor Rd., Jamaica, NY 11432. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 182-26 Radnor Rd., Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4016 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Whispering Hill Equestrian Center LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 38 German Blvd., Yaphank, NY 11980. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3994 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Wastegate, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 305 E. 21st St., #23, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4006 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Global Markets Strategic Synergies LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Keith Purdy, 9281 Shore Road, Apt 322, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: General. JP# 3971 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 464-466 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 259 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3983 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 4 Rogers Court, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 41 Meeting House Ln., Southampton, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3995 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Palmill Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 160 West End Ave., Ste. 12 N & M, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4007 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Invictus Holdings L.L.C., Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/10/14. 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 660 Union Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3972 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Carter Consultants New York LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sessler & Sessler LLP, 228 E. 45th St., 10 Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3984 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of M & L Grinnell LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Lauras Ln., East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3996 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of River Trading Co., LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/9/14. LLC Formed in (PA) on 3/25/99. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 551 5th Ave., Ste. 1922, NY, NY 10176. PA address of LLC: 302 Fox Chapel Rd., #213, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Arts. Of Org. filed with PA Secy. Of State, Corp. Bureau, 401 North St., Rm. 206, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4008 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 10 Eisenhauer Drive LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 214 Hamlin Parma Townline Rd., Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3959 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

The Dumpster Doctor LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 9 Smith St. Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 3960 5/2,9,16,23,30,6/6/14

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1277930 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 720 2nd Ave, New York, NY for on-premises consumption. Aki Sushi & Grill Inc. JP# 3961 5/9,16/14

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1278198 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer and Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 3522 150th Pl, Flushing, NY for on-premises consumption. Gaeul Corp. JP# 3962 5/9,16/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license Number 1277935 for On-Premise Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 2107 Williamsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10461 for on-premises consumption. Williamsbridge Diner Inc. JP# 3963 5/9,16/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license Number 1277843 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 2 West 32nd Street, Store #1, New York, NY 10001 for on-premises consumption. Young Mandoo Corp d/b/a Mandoo Bar JP# 3964 5/9,16/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license Number 1278103 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 158-09B Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11358 for on-premises consumption. CJ.B. NY Inc d/b/a Misoya JP# 3965 5/9,16/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, number 1278118 for beer, liquor and wine, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and wine, at retail in a bar/ tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 701 9th Avenue, New York, New York, County of New York, for on premises consumption. Signed: 701 Restaurant, LLC trading as The Jolly Monk JP# 3966 5/9,16/14

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1278007 for beer and wine has been applied for by Pitas and Sticks Corp to sell beer and wine at a retail restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 321 9th St., Bklyn, NY 11215, Kings County for on premises consumption. Applicant: Pitas and Sticks Corp. JP# 3967 5/9,16/14

Notice of Formation of Gallery Art Jam, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/16/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Marina Hadley, 11 Andover Lane, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3973 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of Infinity Squared Ventures, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/3/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Sima Vasa, 115A Bayview Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 3974 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of SHERIDAN AT MAIN, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: the LLC, PO Box 707, Valley Cottage, NY 10989. 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# 3975 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of For mation of RIVERSIDE PROPERTY ASSOCIATES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/28/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: 32 Riverside Ave., Haverstraw, NY 10927. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 3976 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of DB Fischer LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Holly Ln., Nissequogue, NY 11780. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3977 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of TONSHA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: Sharahn McClung, 393 4th Street, Apt. 4, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: real estate matters and/or management. JP# 3985 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Peter Lauren LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. 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 The LLC, 2630 Riverside Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3986 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of Brookview Columbus LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Brookview Realty Group LLC, 626 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3987 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of 175 Rockaway Blvd LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Morris Kassab, 1816 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3988 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of JG Realty Projects, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Moisan Legal P.C., 45-18 Court Square, Ste. 400, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3989 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Juliane Properties - Grand Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 56 Grand St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3997 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of WCP Block 3, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office location: Orange 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# 3998 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of WCP Block 2, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office location: Orange 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# 3999 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of WCP Block 1, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office location: Orange 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# 4000 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of WCP Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office location: Orange 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# 4001 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of Frew Development Group, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/14/13. LLC Formed in (CO) on 12/30/11. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44 Cook St., Ste. 1000, Denver, CO 80206. CO address of LLC: 44 Cook St., Ste. 1000, Denver, CO 80206. Arts. Of Org. filed with CO Secy. Of State, 1700 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4009 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Best Shoppingville LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/6/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 778 Nugent Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4010 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Orien Star LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 58-22 254th St., 2/F, Little Neck, NY 11362. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4011 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of EMSOF Development, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12-05 149th St., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4012 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Mjolner Technologies LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Tor Soderquist, 404 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Purpose: General. JP# 3969 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Raytom Enterprises, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Ring Rd., W, Ste. 108, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3978 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of S. Kritzer Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Marc Kritzer, 160 E. 88th St., NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3990 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Jeremy Starr Consulting LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 382 Central Park West, Apt. 10W, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4002 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of VP Real Estate Development, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12-05 149th St., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4013 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of JLS 84 Auto Sales, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Ring Rd., W., Ste. 108, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3979 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

International American Group, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Adam Kolker, 16 Barney Park, Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: General. JP# 3970 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Custom Equine Creations, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/5/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 1060, Aquebogue, NY 11931. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 3991 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Headhunter Labs 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: 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# 4003 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Certified Development, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12-05 149th St., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4014 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of NY Maj Capital LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3709 Main St., 2nd Fl., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4017 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 2409 31 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7119 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4018 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of 970 Seneca LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 56-35 60th St., Maspeth, NY 11378. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4019 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Dream Realty NY LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12901 101 Ave., Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 12901 101 Ave., Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4020 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Cat Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/24/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12510 Queens Blvd., Ste. 308, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 125-10 Queens Blvd., Ste. 308, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4021 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Chahal & Nahal LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25103 Union Tpke., B, Bellerose, NY 11426. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4022 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Clean Air Car Service and Parking Branch 6, 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: 136-20 38th Ave., Ste. 10J, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4023 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

N OT I C E O F F O R M AT I O N o f 1 0 0 6 PROPERTY LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/2012. 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: 1006 57th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4024 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of for mation of CLEVER CONSTRUCTION LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/10/14. Office in Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 466 Jefferson Ave Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JP# 4025 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14


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Notice of Formation of AESTHETICS TO ATHLETICS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1137 Roosevelt Way, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4026 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Hollas construction management LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/14/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 11 Alden Rd. #2K Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4039 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of BETTER BEAST LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/23/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 183 North 8th St., Ste. 3L, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Attn: Truc Nguyen. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4050 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of IX LIM Owner GP, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/28/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. bus. addr.: 591 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830. LLC formed in DE on 4/22/14. 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# 4062 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Two Pacific LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 338 Northern Blvd, Ste 4, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4059 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 2940 Quentin Realty, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1710 First Ave, #121, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4052 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of IX LIM Owner, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/29/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. bus. addr.: 591 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830. LP formed in DE on 4/22/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP 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 LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. 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# 4063 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

The pixie and the scout 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 194 Ralph Ave. #3C Brooklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4067 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of Cohen Dania Beach Hotel Holdings LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 750 Lexington Ave, 28th Fl., New York, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, 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# 4027 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of Cohen Dania Beach Hotel LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/14/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 750 Lexington Ave, 28th Fl., New York, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, 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# 4028 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Dinofarm games LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/15/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address and RA: c/o Keith Burgun 31 Hall Ave. Goldens Bridge, NY 10526. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4029 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Windmon management, 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, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4030 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Melissa Gronda LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/28/14. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 741 Newark Pompton Tnpk. Pomton Plains, NJ 07444. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4031 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Meraki Boutique, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 3/11/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Dominique Dioguardi 1 Bentay Dr. Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4032 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Theinsight Team LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 3/10/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to prin. Business address and registered agent c/o Kashmira Kuchibhatla 21 Lexington Dr. Croton on Hudson , NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4033 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Emga food service, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 2/4/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1765 Montgomery Ave. #2 Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4034 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

lItianlucky LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/28/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 342 Kneeland Ave. Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4035 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Prestia Industries LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/18/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. office & RA: c/o Phillip Prestia 1782 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, NY 11793. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4036 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Yablans Associates III, L.P. Cert of Lim. Partnership filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Seth Yablans 15 Wenwood Dr. Brookville, NY 11545. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4037 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Odin marine group, L.L.C. Authority filed SSNY 4/15/14. Office:Nassau Co. LLC formed CT 9/15/09, exists, and located 96 Old Post Rd. Southport, CT 06890. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 96 Old Post Rd. Southport, CT 06890. Cert of Regis. Filed CT SOS, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4038 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

4 Aces Sports Bar & Grill, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/21/14. Office:Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2180 Holland Ave. #6G Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4040 5/9/14

V. Descamps consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 2/24/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 86 Alfred Ln. New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4041 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Chameleon Concepts LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 5/2/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Avi Rosengarten, Esq 1704 Avenue M. Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4042 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Blopboard, LLC Authority filed SSNY 3/28/14. Office:Kings Co. LLC formed DE 12/9/10, exists & located 615 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 165 Court St. #172 Brooklyn, NY 11201. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. #4 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4043 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Grand designs NY LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/8/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Attn: T. Nahas 303 E. 83rd St. #24J New York, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4044 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of 93-94 Second Owner LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/23/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Merchants Hospitality Inc., 111 Broadway, Ste. 1202, NY, NY 10006, Attn: Richard Cohn. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4045 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of APNY RE Kids First, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. 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, c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4046 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of APNY RE Halegoua, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. 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, c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4047 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of APNY RE Advanced, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. 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, c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4048 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of H.B. Apartments, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/28/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 3/2/99. 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. Principal office address of LLC: 166 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of Treasury, Div. of Rev., P.O. Box 450, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4049 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Shore to Shore Housing LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Page Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4051 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Qualification of Zayo Colocation, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/29/14. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 400 Centennial Pkwy., Ste. 200, Louisville, CO 80027. LLC formed in DE on 5/17/00. 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# 4061 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of 613 Realty Group, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 133 Parkville Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4054 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

LPCI, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/16/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Leslie Polizzotto 60 Riverside Blvd. #616 New York, NY 10069. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4066 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Yellow Girl, LLC. Arts of Org filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to the principal business address: 33 Meserole Street, #3 Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4064 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Bromeliad LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 3/12/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 174 S 3rd St. # B1 Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4065 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Nobles Health Care Product Solutions LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1152 E. 13th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4056 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Talking Machines Audio Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 493 Clinton Ave, Apt. 4F, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4057 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Hampshire Road Advisors, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/22/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 27 Hampshire Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4060 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14 Notice of Formation of 48 Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 693 Myrtle Ave, Ste 403, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4053 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Bush Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/5/03. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 889 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4055 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

Notice of Formation of Union Off the Park LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/25/14. 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, 39th Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4058 5/9,16,23,30,6/6,13/14

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instilling yirat shamayim and Jewish pride. I became fully religious a few years before my bar mitzvah. I discovered the Internet in 1994 when I was 16 years old. I was always a real geek, spending most of my days and nights on a computer. I became a French IT journalist when I was 17, wrote a book about Compuserve when I was 18, and left school to join ZDNet France as an editor. At that time, I was one of the top ten Internet specialists in Europe and still only 18. I launched my first company when I was 19, in 1997 – Net2one, a precursor of Google News – and sold it in 2004. At the same time I began studying more and more with a lot of rabbis from many affiliations, haredi to Mizrachi, and that is when I really discovered the value of high level limmud. Eventually I became a super-active angel investor after a conversation with my old friend Xavier Niel. [Editor’s Note: One of France’s wealthiest men, Niel is the founder and majority shareholder of Iliad/Free, France’s second largest Internet service provider, and a co-owner of the newspaper LeMonde.] In four years we have invested in more than 250 startups and continue investing in two or three startups a week. I’ve lived in Bnei Brak since 2008. I identify as haredi, learning in the morning, working in the afternoon and evening. What are the main qualities you look for when considering a potential investment? First, we want to be sure that the company is answering a real need; that the company is solving a real big problem. By that definition, we can outright reject 90 percent of projects. Then we look at the team, and check quantifiable measures of key performance indicators (KPIs) and traction once a product is already launched. That’s it. Do you ever find it difficult to walk away from a business you’ve invested in when it isn’t working and hitting your expected targets? It’s very difficult – though a lot less than before. But you know, failure is not always a bad thing. I failed with my second company, which launched in 2005 and closed in 2010, and I can say that this failure was a good thing for me. I live in Bnei Brak, have a wonderful job, and spend time with my children. We know that God is controlling everything. We just have to have great bitachon and let Him drive. Google wanted to buy my company in 2007, but that sale would have required me to live in Haifa. I could have been a lot richer in monetary terms had I gone through with it, but I don’t want to live in Haifa. What do you think of crowdfunding [financing a venture by pooling small amounts of money from a large number of investors] and how do you place yourself in this market? Are you changing your own business model accordingly? Crowdfunding is fabulous and I buy a lot of products like that. I’m using this great Jewish clock on my Pebble smartwatch that I bought at their website [mypebblefaces.com/apps/3300/9380/]. However, on Kickstarter, you need to have a product that’s almost ready to go, and hardware is expensive to build. So we invest in the pre-crowdfunding round. For example, we were one of the first investors in FormLabs, an affordable 3D printer, which is one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns. We invested in 2011, a full year before their launch on KickStarter. They raised $19 million a few months ago. We may also invest just after the conclusion of a KickStarter campaign, because very often the company needs a little more money to manage their orders. We just invested in a number of new projects that will soon be launching on IndieGogo and Kickstarter, such as mypodo.com. It will be awesome. How involved do you get with the companies you invest in? And where are the majority geographically headquartered? The breakdown is 43 percent in the U.S., 28 percent in France, eight percent in Israel, eight percent in the UK, and 13 percent in the rest of the world. I help our startups as much as I can – that’s 50 percent

of my job. But most of the time they all ask the same questions and need the same kind of help or introductions. My profile on Angellist is angel.co/jberrebi. You’ve had tremendous successes but there have been some bumps in the road, such as your experience with Zlio. What did you learn from that? Gam zu l’tovah – this is also for the good. My friend Ilan, who was the Zlio U.S. manager, wrote about it and says he followed my advice, which was “Don’t worry, good things will happen after this tough experience.” Since then, he founded a company, Producteev, which he sold for a great price to Jive Software, and I became one of the most active angels in the world, so everything is O.K. I told you, God is driving. The real mistake at Zlio was not the concept but rather our dependency on Google. We didn’t want to rely on Google and we didn’t work on any SEO optimization, but in the end it was our main source of traffic. When you are an Ecommerce player, it’s too difficult to live without Google. I’ve learned to build and invest in businesses that are not dependent on anyone. Today that’s becoming more and more difficult. We are almost always dependent on Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, or Twitter. The best companies will be the ones that don’t rely on them. What do you say to a haredi yeshiva boy interested in entering the business world? First I advise him to talk with his rabbi and to be sure he’s not losing something in the process. I explain to Jeremie Berrebi him how difficult it is to make a parnassah and that many avreichim are living a better life than many working people. But after telling him that I will try to help him find the job that’s right for him. There are plenty. The most important thing, though, is to understand that when we are working we need to serve God exactly like when we are learning. We have to be very careful to be respectful, not to steal from anyone, and not to treat employees, partners, or customers like dogs. When you are selling something, sell it at the right price, as we learn from the laws of ona’a in Baba Metzia. When you are lending money, try to do it without interest, or write a real heter iska. God will help us if we remain true to Torah, and this is the real nissayon for someone in the workforce. I have seen too many people stop learning and start working in jobs that are, for me, completely disrespectful to all human beings. You have to remain a ben Torah when you are a ba’al habayit. Given the enormous social polarization in Israel between religious and secular, and considering that hi-tech innovation is generally the province of the secular camp where there is little overlap with the haredi world, how does your religious identity affect your interactions when dealing with secular Israelis? Everyone knows they can’t invite me for an outing on Shabbat. They know that while we are brothers, we live in two different worlds. I have no problem working with anyone. Many secular people speak with me about their faith without my initiating such a conversation. I never try to convince someone to become more religious. I just try to be a good example of a person with faith. I have a very good reputation in this market, and ultimately your reputation is what really matters. I’m French, I’m haredi, I learn Talmud, and I’m a businessman investing in a lot of companies. In the end, I’m part of every world by taking the best part of each one. Do you think that if you weren’t the one handing out the money but rather looking for funding yourself, your experience in the Isra-

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el hi-tech world would be very different; that your yarmulke would serve as a glass ceiling? Not at all. When I came to Israel, I was a French haredi with outstanding experience and distinguished accomplishments. By then, I had already sold a company and funded another. One short year later, I received many term sheets from the biggest Israeli funds. Google wanted to hire me, along with offering to buy my company, and I would have managed the biggest projects for Google Haifa. The thing haredim are mostly missing in this industry is just experience, expertise. I’m an expert. I can do what I want and still remain haredi, just like when I was a Jewish guy in France who didn’t eat in any non-kosher restaurants. It’s part of the Jewish spirit to be a little different but still do great things with everyone. At a recent conference in Israel on haredim in hi-tech, the statement was made that “Inclusion of haredim in the Israeli hi-tech industry represents the number one economic opportunity for Israel in the next ten years.” But salaries paid to haredim on the computer programming side of hi-tech, are, on average, half of those paid to secular Israelis. So would haredim be better off on the funding/business management side? I follow this subject very closely and am involved with a lot of initiatives – KamaTech is one of the best – to help Israeli haredim be accepted in the hi-tech industry. It’s not easy. People are afraid of haredim, and many Israelis hate us more than they hate the Arabs. So we are talking, organizing and attending conferences, and at the end explaining how smart we are and how much more efficient we will be – not spending our days on Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. We just need a few years to prove it and show how it’s true. Yes, the salary discrepancy is completely crazy, but my advice is to take any good job even if you are paid at a lesser rate if you know it will give you great experience and allow you to develop skills and expertise. After that, you will be able to request a greater salary from someone else once you’re confident that you are an awesome developer. What defines a successful life? I think there is nothing more true than Pirkei Avos 4:1: “Ben Zoma says: Who is rich? The one who is appreciates what he has.” I can say that you’re not only rich in that case but you’re also living a really happy life. Additionally, for a Jew, being successful means observing the laws of the Torah that are bein adam lachaveiro, between us and other humans, and bein adam laMakom, between us and God. Many people abandoned Orthodox Judaism over the past couple of centuries thinking Judaism needed to change or adapt to make it compatible with modern life. I want to be one of the people to prove that notion completely false. There is nothing more modern than Orthodox Judaism. As you look back on your life so far, what are you most proud of? I’m proud of the mix between my religious life and my job. I love helping students to learn more and more Torah. I’m proud of my wife and children. I’m building my life so that I can be proud of it, at all times. Money and business success are not important at all if you fail to manage your relationship with your wife, your children, and your friends. Devora Mandell is a reporter and an attorney. She is well known in the New York start-up community as a connector and an adviser who counsels emerging companies working on big ideas. She is currently the director of strategic projects for The Jewish Press.


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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

Thirteen Distorted Beliefs That Sabotage Marital Harmony (Conclusion) One of Cognitive Behavior Therapy’s great contributions to the emotional health of mankind is its ability to identify the power of incorrect or maladaptive beliefs and how they shape our feelings. If a person can allow himself to question his thoughts and beliefs, and become less defensive, he can change the way he is affected by what happens to him. Over the past few weeks we have been discussing common incorrect beliefs that sabotage relationships and possible antidotes. Distorted Belief #11: If my spouse does not love me or care about me, I am not worthy. What is maladaptive about this belief: No person has the right to assign or assess your worthiness – he did not create you. There is a powerful story in the Gemara (Taanis 20a-b) about a sage who was feeling very arrogant about an intellectual accomplishment in Torah study. Apparently it got to his head so much that he ignored and insulted a man whom he found exceedingly ugly. The man told the sage, “If you have complaints about my looks, then you should take them up with the One who created me!” Correct Belief: All humans are worthy of love. There is nothing anyone can say that takes that right away from you. True, we care about and even crave the approval and admiration of others, but if we don’t get it, it does not mean we are unworthy. Distorted Belief #12: My spouse cannot change. I cannot change.

What is maladaptive about this belief: While change is difficult, particularly when we are dealing with deep personality issues, people still achieve change all the time if they try. Otherwise, why bother being alive? We are here on earth to grow, and a marriage relationship is a wonderful way to learn about our weaknesses and develop new strengths and abilities. Correct Belief: While change is difficult, especially personality, with the right amount of respect, encouragement, motivation and education all kinds of change are possible. At first it may just be surface and behavioral, but in time, we develop new patterns of thinking as we experience the rewards and benefits of more adaptive functioning. Distorted Belief #13: If I have to tell or remind my spouse specifically about how I want to be loved or cared for it means he doesn’t really, sincerely love or care about me. If I have to teach my spouse how to treat me, it means he or she does not care about me. What is maladaptive about this belief: This is a natural primitive belief that we develop as infants. After all, Mom knew when we were hungry or when we needed to have our diaper changed. So a part of us always, irrationally, yearns for this special love. While it would be great if our spouses could read our minds or remembered us more often, it is just not realistic to expect it. Furthermore to sit and wait for it to come, or even worse to sulk when we don’t get the love we want in the way we want, leaves

Simcha and Chaya Feuerman provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Their offices are located in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. To contact the Feuermans, call 718-793-1376 or e-mail them at simcha_chaya@excite.com.

Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

Cup of Joe: A Cure For Anxiety And Depression? Coffee. Java. Café. Brew. Cappuccino. Joe. Espresso. Mud. We have so many words for coffee, and for so

many of us, it is an essential part of our day. It wakes us up in the morning, and gives us a jolt of energy during an afternoon slump. We add ice and milk for a refreshing drink in the summer. But, what is coffee exactly? And, should we really be drinking it? Coffee is made from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub. Once they are ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried to yield the seeds inside. Depending on the heat of the roasting, the seeds have different flavors. Those

An acclaimed educator and education consultant, Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to 30 years. She founded and directs SOS, servicing all grade levels in secular and Hebrew studies. A kriah and reading specialist, she also offers evaluations G.E.D. preparation, social skills training and shidduch coaching. She can be reached at 718-382-5437 or rifkaschonfeld@verizon.net.

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 JUTE DAVID KESTLER of Fairlawn, New Jersey, issued by Beth Din of America, March 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

us just feeling more deprived and resentful. Correct Belief: I am confident and secure enough to ask for what I need and even remind my spouse about what will make me feel loved. I have the courage to explain and remind my spouse about what I want and how I want to be treated. I am in charge of what I believe and how I will feel about what happens to me, and therefore the person most responsible for my happiness is me.

roasted seeds are then ground and brewed to produce coffee. Coffee is acidic and has caffeine, which is the key ingredient we will be focusing on. Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant called trimethylxanthine. It stimulates the central nervous system and temporarily wards off drowsiness. A German chemist, Friedrich Ferdinand Runge, discovered caffeine in 1819. He called the compound “kaffein,” which later became “caffeine” in English. Numerous studies have been performed to figure out whether caffeine has a positive or negative effect (or no effect at all) on those who drink it in moderation. For those who have anxiety or depression, the studies’ findings are particularly relevant. Caffeine and Anxiety There are multiple types of anxiety disorders. Two of the most common struggles with anxiety are panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is accompanied by panic attacks, which include feelings of fear and dread that come

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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES Cousins On The Same Page Dear Rachel, We are two first cousins, firstborn boys and close buddies. We are both almost 16 and each of us has younger brothers and sisters. The reason we are writing this letter to you is because we feel that we are not treated fairly. In short, our parents expect too much of us just because we are the oldest. It’s always “You are the bechor and need to set an example…” or “As the oldest, you should know better!” We also get stuck having to watch over our younger brothers who then become leeches and hang on us when we don’t want them around. Our dads expect us to go with them everywhere. Like our younger brothers many times get to stay home on Shabbos while we must always go to shul. When our parents need to go someplace, they rely on us to babysit. When something gets broken in the house, somehow it ends up being our fault. “Why didn’t you stop your brother (or sister)?” or “Why did you make them wild?” Our parents read The Jewish Press and we sometimes hear them discussing your column, so we know they will read this if you print it. Maybe it will make them try to understand us better. We would love for them to realize that even though we’re kids we still need a life. They often say they “need some privacy.” It would be great if they could recognize that we can also do with some privacy. There is also a lot of pressure on us to do well

in school and to get top grades. Sometimes we talk about how great it would be if we were only children. Our homes would be quieter, we wouldn’t get blamed for everything, and we’d get to have lots of time for ourselves. We’ve asked our parents to send us to a yeshiva out of town, but they seem to have made up their minds to keep us at home, as if they don’t trust us to be away. At least we get to go to camp in the summer, but those weeks go by very quickly. Just sign us Joe and Moe Dear Joe and Moe, How lucky you are to have one another as close friends! Believe it or not, your younger siblings often wish they could trade places with you. They look up to you and consider your position as the eldest to be an enviable one. Baruch Hashem your parents were blessed with children. Many childless couples would like nothing better than to become parents, and many parents of one child would love to be able to give their only children a brother or sister or more, but Hashem may have other plans for them. It’s not easy raising children, and it’s not easy being children. While you may be having a hard time understanding your parents, you can be sure they often have difficulty figuring you out as well. The teen years are probably the hardest on everybody, since

We encourage women and men of all ages to send in their personal stories via e-mail to rachel@jewishpress.com or by mail to Rachel/Chronicles, c/o The Jewish Press, 4915 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Previous “Chronicles of Crisis” columns can be found at www.jewishpress.com.

you are caught between being a child and being a grownup. Naturally you would like nothing better than to have your independence and to do your own thing, but at the same time you are not quite ready to go it alone. Your parents have the awesome responsibility of guiding you in the right direction and protecting you from hurt and harm. If they are reluctant to send you away, you can bet they have good reason for it. Every parent hopes to make the right decisions and choices for their children whom they love more than life itself. As you get older, you will gain a better understanding and appreciation for all of this. If you feel burdened by the chore of baby-sitting your younger brothers and sisters, speak to your parents about your feelings. Having a grownup discussion in a calm and respectful way may get you surprising results. At the same time, keep in mind that for every time you help your parents out you are earning a double mitzvah: one for doing a chesed and one for kibbud av v’eim. And I’m sure you know that every mitzvah you do creates a malach, one that becomes your own personal guardian angel to help you out in life in unforeseen ways. Right now the years may seem like they’re dragging, but before you know it you will be full-fledged adults. The role of a grownup comes with serious responsibilities that your parents want you to be well prepared for. That’s one reason they want you to do well in school. All the studying and learning you do now will come in handy in the future. When you sent this letter out, it seemed like winter would never end. But suddenly it really feels like spring. Even as you look forward to summer and a change of scenery, remember to thank Hashem every day for everything you have – including a mom and dad who love you and work hard to provide you with all your needs. Hopefully your parents are reading this and will smooth the way for an open and easy communication and better understanding between you. Good luck!

Tips To Boost Infant And Toddler Brain Development (StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experiences. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. “Parents play a daily role in promoting lifelong health by focusing on positive ways to nurture brain development, starting in infancy and extending through the toddler years,” says Dr. James M. Perrin, 2014 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to Perrin, this means creating a safe, consistent environment to ensure children know they’re physically and emotionally protected. He offers these tips for fostering a happy, healthy home: • Talk to your baby in a responsive way, starting at birth. Watch how he responds to your face, focuses, and moves in time to your voice. As he grows, talk to

him about everyday things, waiting for his coos and ahhs, and then respond with an encouraging word. One study showed that the more words parents used when speaking to an eight-month-old infant, the more words that child used at age three. • Respond to distress with comfort. Even in infancy, it’s an important way to build a child’s confidence that the caregiver is there. • Make eye contact with your child from day one. That could be during play, tummy time or even during necessary activities like diaper changes. • When your baby starts to smile, smile back! If young children learn healthy, positive ways to get your attention, they’ll be less likely to resort to fussing, crying or whining. • Follow your infant’s gaze to get a sense of what is capturing his or her attention. When it’s appropriate, let your child explore that object. • Be aware of what your face is “saying.” Temper

negative feelings because your baby is “feeling” them as well. • Infants let us know when they’ve had enough and it’s time for a nap by avoiding eye contact, becoming sleepy or fussy, coughing or rubbing their eyes. • Reading to your child from infancy stimulates language and cognitive skills, builds motivation, curiosity and memory and stimulates language development. • Babies learn best from people, not screens, and unstructured play time is more valuable for the developing brain than electronic media. Through unstructured, unplugged play, children learn to think creatively, problem solve, and develop reasoning and motor skills. Instead of screens, try to encourage supervised but independent play like exploring a set of nesting cups or pounding on a pot with a spoon while you are preparing dinner. • Healthy brain, healthy body. Keep a regular schedule of visits to the pediatrician to ensure your child’s physical, mental, and developmental and behavioral health is on track. Your child’s pediatrician can be a great resource. Raising healthy children means daily care, attention, comfort and love. Fostering such an environment early can help put your child on a permanent path of emotional well-being.


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FAMILY ISSUES Who Is Recharging Your Battery? By Edwin Schild, B.A., M.Sc.,

NAMA Anger Management Specialist, Diplomate Shelly came in for therapy due to her severe depression and anxiety. Her sense of self was nil; she felt useless and a failure and was scared of what for most of us are regular daily events. During her therapy sessions, Shelly was able to discover the relationship between her mental health problems and the fact that she grew up with a single mother who had her when she was only eighteen years old. She remembered her mother constantly criticizing her and blaming her for taking away her own teen years. Shelly never knew her father or grandparents and was rarely praised for anything. Now, at twentyfour, she is unable to stay in a meaningful relationship, has changed jobs frequently and is always sad. Regeshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach of working with children and youth within the context of their family has been greatly successful. However, this approach alone is not what helped us accomplish that. Over the years we have come to realize what our â&#x20AC;&#x153;secret weaponâ&#x20AC;? is. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working with kids in residential treatment, in school-based programs, in family therapy or with kids on the streets, positive changes in the child (and adults as well) stem from promoting and enhancing his or her sense of self worth or self-esteem. Of course, there have been volumes and volumes of literature on self-esteem. However, I want to share with you an approach we have used to develop good mental health in ourselves and our children. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to share some valuable insights that, with clear and meaningful understanding, will have a tremendous impact on our familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. The simple meaning of the term self-esteem is having an understanding of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self worth. Positive self-esteem means knowing and appreciating yourself. Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-esteem is related to many of our personality characteristics. For instance, positive self-esteem is directly related to personal control. It would be very unusual to find someone with positive self-esteem

and poor personal control. A strong, positive sense of self worth is therefore critical to strive for. Where does positive self-esteem come from? When does the development of positive self-esteem start? Almost at birth. Good self-esteem and basic trust develop from our caregivers who promote feelings of success within us. This is primarily done in one way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; praise, praise and more praise. When infants hear positive adult excitement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for example, when they turn over, smile, clap, or just open their eyes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their brain interprets this feeling as goodness. As the child gets older and understands language, the verbal praise is interpreted in positive ways as well. After the initial caregivers, in the best case scenario, the child then gets good reinforcement from teachers and peers. This external praise and positive sense of self continues to reinforce the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-esteem. Here is where your personal â&#x20AC;&#x153;batteryâ&#x20AC;? comes in. Imagine your self-esteem as an internal battery. The battery is being used constantly throughout oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life; day in and day out. A personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of self is constantly challenged throughout the day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we face confrontations, criticisms, and personal challenges at school, work and in relationships. Like all batteries, as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used, it must be recharged. As noted before, when we are young our self-esteem batteries are recharged by others. Hopefully, our caregivers, teachers, friends and others are reinforcing the positive self-esteem in our daily living. Throughout this period, the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s battery needs to be recharged and is done so primarily by external praise and reinforcement of others. However, with time, something major happens. We call it â&#x20AC;&#x153;adolescenceâ&#x20AC;? and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difficult transition for all involved. A major component of adolescence is developing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own sense of self-identity. A common stress for adolescents is trying to figure out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who am I.â&#x20AC;? In fact, the rebellious nature of teens is usually

Ed Schild is the Executive Director of Regesh Family and Child Services in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He can be reached at 416-495-8832 extension 222 or via e-mail at eschild@regesh.com.

their only means to establish this sense of self. The teen does this by rejecting and pushing away those he believes are holding him back from developing his own self-identity. Rather than allow himself to be identified as the child of his parents, he tries to become his own person. It is during this period of time that we will hear comments like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me make my own mistakes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave me alone.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my life.â&#x20AC;? and other such phrases. This developmental phase of rebelliousness is noted by pushing others away, and instead of having their parents supporting them and reinforcing them, the teens will create situations that cause their parents to reprimand and distance themselves. The problem, for the most part, is the lack of their self-esteem batteries getting recharged by others. That is, instead of getting praise and feeling good, the teen often feels rejected as he rejects others. Here is where the biggest problems develop. As parents we arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always consistent in reinforcing our teensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; positives during this difficult period of time. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always see this transitional phase as part of normal development, bur rather as rebelliousness. Therefore, rather than supporting and â&#x20AC;&#x153;finding the positivesâ&#x20AC;? in our teens, we become critical. So, who is recharging their batteries? The battery that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get recharged becomes weak and drained â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what we see in our teens manifested as depression and anxiety. Remember Shelly at the beginning of this article? The challenge we have as parents is to teach our children to recognize their own successes. This means we must teach the skills to be self-critical and how to have a fair awareness and judgment of oneself. This is difficult once the young child has relied on others for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;rechargeâ&#x20AC;? of his self-esteem in the early years. The challenge is that most parents are not good at teaching their children how to recognize their own positives and, therefore, how to â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-praise.â&#x20AC;? One reason for this is that most parents were not taught to self-praise. In fact, they want their children to be like them, to continue their values and beliefs. However, as noted, the nature of teens is to develop oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own sense of self. If the teen does not get praise and positive reinforcement, he will develop poor self-esteem as his â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-esteem batteriesâ&#x20AC;? lose their charge. Therefore, it is critical that at an early age we teach our children those â&#x20AC;&#x153;WOWâ&#x20AC;? moments, those moments where they can feel proud of themselves.

Tips To Keep Kids Learning Over Summer (StatePoint) Long breaks from reading, writing and critical thinking can be detrimental for students. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why savvy parents ensure that kids keep learning over summer. With the implementation of the Common Core and Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Standards, bridging the gap between school years is more important than ever. But you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to replicate a classroom to reap the benefits of summer studies. After all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s called â&#x20AC;&#x153;vacationâ&#x20AC;? for a reason. Here are few fun ways to keep kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brains on high alert all season: Make Math Fun The more interactive and hands-on you can make math, the more engaged kids will be. So avoid drilling them with stale worksheets. Play a board game like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monopoly,â&#x20AC;? and bestow the role of â&#x20AC;&#x153;bankerâ&#x20AC;? on your child. Or, let your children handle the real thing on outings by letting them pay the ice cream vendor and the grocer. You can even consider capitalizing on the summer weather with a lemonade stand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great first small business experience. Supplement these experiences with tools that go beyond a standard workbook. For example, a new book, Amazing Visual Math, covers the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school

using interactive elements, including pop-ups, flaps and pull-tab elements. Designed to develop manual dexterity and sharpen visual skills, tools like this can make a tedious subject entertaining. Foster Their Interests The school year can be hectic and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily an ideal time for a child to take on new hobbies. Summer however, is the perfect time of year to encourage kids to explore new interests through thematic summer camps, community classes and sports teams. You can also nurture interests through non-fiction literature. Check out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eyewitness Booksâ&#x20AC;? series from DK Publishing with titles that cover a broad range of topics like â&#x20AC;&#x153;World War I,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocks & Mineralsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonders of the World.â&#x20AC;? Friendly Competition Start a family competition to see who reads the most books this summer. Post the results on the fridge so everyone can see. Road Trip Fun Make summer road trips a bit less of a bore by stocking the car with fun games and activities. To set up kids for a successful school year, find activities that strike the perfect balance between learning and fun.

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FAMILY ISSUES Schonfeld Continued from p.F1 with no warning. Those feelings are associated with sweating, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and trouble breathing. Many times, the sufferer mistakes these panic attacks for heart attacks. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is the least specific, but perhaps one of the most prevalent. People with generalized anxiety disorder feel severe tension and worry even when there is little or nothing to provoke that fear. When it comes to caffeine and anxiety, caffeine has often gotten a bad rap. For years, people assumed that caffeine causes anxiety, perhaps because it causes increased heart rate and “the jitters,” which people can confuse with a panic attack. Caffeine in excess can cause problems such as upset stomach, muscle tremors, and insomnia. But, in moderation, caffeine might even have some benefits – to those who suffer from anxiety as well! A quick

caveat: in this article, when I refer to anxiety, I am referring to the most prevalent anxiety disorder – generalized anxiety disorder – not those with panic attacks. The New York Times health section recently outlined caffeine’s benefits on one’s state of mind. In moderation (under 200 milligrams per day – the amount in a 16-ounce coffee), participants in several caffeine-related studies, including studies done by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and by Harvard University reported: • Enhanced sense of well-being, happiness, and energy, alertness, and sociability. • Improved memory and the ability to problem solve. • Greater endurance when exercising. • Decreased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease. The first three points are all easily correlated with anxiety. If you have an enhanced sense of well-being and sociability, you are less likely to be anxious. If you are better able to problem solve, you will be less

anxious. And, research clearly shows that exercise decreases anxiety. The bottom line: If you suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, it might be a good idea to have your morning coffee. Aside from that temporary lift, your body might experience surprising benefits that combat anxiety. If you are experiencing panic attacks, that is another story. Since caffeine speeds your heart rate and stimulates your central nervous system, these side effects can feel like triggers for those who suffer from panic attacks. Therefore, for those suffering from panic attacks, caffeine can be a very bad idea. Caffeine and Depression While many of us feel sad or blue at one time or another, people are diagnosed with depression if they have at least five of the following symptoms at the same time: • A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning • Fatigue or loss of energy • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt • Impaired concentration • Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) • Diminished interest in daily activities • Thoughts of death or suicide • Restlessness • Weight loss or weight gain Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression. Depression should not be confused with manic depression (bipolar disorder), which involves periods of depression and periods of mania (elation or highs). Depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand, one leading to the other, and both are severe illnesses that should be treated by health professionals. One small piece of good news about depression is that a new study shows that women who regularly drink caffeinated coffee have a 20% lower risk of depression than non-coffee drinkers. Decaffeinated coffee, tea, and soda did not have the same effect as caffeinated coffee. The researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health aren’t sure why caffeine might decrease the chances of suffering from depression. One of the authors, Dr. Albert Ascherio explains, “We know that caffeine enters the brain and activates the release of different neurotransmitters that are related to mood, like dopamine and serotonin. That may explain the shorter-term effects on mood. But the long-term mechanisms of caffeine intake on mood we don’t really know.” The researchers are quick to say that they don’t know the long-term effects or the effects of too much coffee. Therefore, they feel that more work needs to be done. Regardless, if you had any anxiety about your morning cup, don’t! Drink up. Perhaps we should change the saying to “A coffee a day keeps the anxiety and depression away!”

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PTI TORAH BY RABBI BARUCH BODENHEIM

The Cycle Of Seven

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ne can’t help but wonder what is so significant about the number seven that Hashem makes it so relevant to cycles of time: the seven day week, the seven year shmittah cycle, and then the 7x7 cycles of the Yovel and the Omer?

Rav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch, zt”l points out that all units of time are connected to a physical cycle.  Night and day are based on the rotation of the earth.  A year is the cycle of the earth moving around the sun.  A month is based on the rotation of the moon around the earth.  But the unit of a week has no connection to anything!  Holy Shabbos, the seventh day, receives its sanctity only because Hashem rested on that day. This gives us insight into how we can serve Hashem by keeping Shabbos; as the seventh day has no link to any physical reality of its own, keeping Shabbos allows us to physically testify that Hashem created the world. We find this to be true about the shmittah year as well: “Veshavsa Haaretz Shabbos LaHashem – the land shall rest a resting for Hashem” (Behar 25:2). Rashi explains that this means for the sake of Hashem – just like Shabbos. Eretz Yisroel’s resting during the shmittah year proclaims Hashem as the Creator of the world just as Shabbos does, for the unit of time – seven – is solely connected to the creation of the world. The Kli Yakar gives us an amazing insight; he says that the counting of fifty years is symbolic of a man’s lifetime. The average life of man is seventy (“Yemei shenosayhem bahem shiv’im shana” Tehillim 90), but for the first twenty years, a person is still maturing and developing.  The prime years of a person’s life are between 20 and 70. Obviously, it is no coincidence that the

period of the Omer is structured in the exact same model: Sheva Shabasos - seven weeks. We count seven days, it’s a week; we count seven of those units and that’s the Omer. And at the culmination of the Omer, just like at the culmination of the

teaching us the focus of this period.  The Gemara labels barley as animal food and wheat – bread – as human food. The focus of this period is to develop ourselves and refine our character. We start off like animals (and when we first came out of Mitzrayim, the angels complained to Hashem about saving Bnei Yisroel, “These are idol worshippers and those are idol worshippers!”) but are expected to grow daily and develop into humans.  The goal is to transform ourselves from being an instinct-ruled animal that looks like a human to being a human who is only physically an animal. An animal’s instincts control it, but a human controls his instincts. When commanding us to count the Omer, the Torah tells us “Vesofarta lecha.” Rav Dessler, zt”l explains that the counting must be a personal counting (“Lecha” to

Eretz Yisroel’s resting during the shmittah year proclaims Hashem as the Creator of the world just as Shabbos does, for the unit of time – seven – is solely connected to the creation of the world. seven shmitos, we have a special celebration: Shavous. So let’s examine the progression of the Omer. The start of the Omer period is marked by bringing the first harvest of barley to the Beis HaMikdash as a mincha offering. On Shavuos we have a different grain offering, the Two Loaves, brought from a mincha offering of the first harvest of wheat. The Slonimer Rav, zt”l in Nesivos Shalom explains that the Torah is

you), because it is a period of self-development. The Torah calls the mincha offering of wheat which is brought on Shavuos a “Mincha Chadasha,” a new offering. What is its newness? We are the offering, says the Nesivos Shalom, when we have transformed ourselves into a new creation.   The Omer is a microcosm of our life; we need a plan to give us focus during these 49 days, in order to be prepared to take full advantage of the transcendent 50th

day. We are given a frame of reference – a deadline – in order to help us focus on the goal. When we wake up it’s not just another day, our weekends are not mundane TGIFs (Thank G-d it’s Friday), rather they represent steps in a cycle: every week is a unit of its own, every seven years is a unit of its own. Living this way helps us structure and plan accordingly. We must ask ourselves what we want to accomplish this week, and what we want to accomplish by the end of this seven-week or seven-year segment period of our lives – refining specific character traits, building or deepening relationships, attaining goals in Torah study. The Torah has given us timetables that need to be filled; it is incumbent upon us to utilize these cycles, and particularly the one we are in middle of – the Omer – to manifest all our actions in testimony of Hashem. And the greatest testimony that exists is the human being himself. We are a tzelem Elokim, an image of Hashem. When one meets a Gadol – and if you’ve met with one, you will know how true this is – the most striking thing is not his incredible Torah knowledge, fear of Heaven, or even his love and concern for others.  Yes, he has all three of these incredible traits; however, the most striking thing about him is the glow of a perfected human being, a complete man.  And that’s our job, our goal…and it’s attainable!  It’s a lifelong mission which we can succeed at if we count the days.  It takes constant work; it’s a daily job. Each morning when we wake up we must remember that it’s our mission for the day. We say modeh ani for this opportunity each morning. Try it immediately – make a plan and work at it for one week. The week will not be seven days; you will see it becomes a unit. Add one unit to the next – grow and succeed.   Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim is the Associate Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Passaic Torah Institute.


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PARSHA PERSPECTIVES BY RABBI DANI STAUM

Parshas Behar “Charity Of Time”

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he Gold family was sitting shiva for their revered father, Mr. Jack (Yaakov) Gold, in October 1976. Rabbi Yaakov Pollack, rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Boro Park and a Maggid Shiur at Yeshiva University, entered the house and sat down. He said to the mourners, “You’re probably wondering why I came to be menachem avel Avie, son of Jack Gold, when neither of them ever davened in my shul. I’ll explain it to you by relating the following story: “Many years ago an Orthodox Jewish man was driving in Queens near a Jewish cemetery when he noticed an elderly lady standing under a bus shelter. He pulled over and asked her in Yiddish where she was heading. She answered that she was going home to Brooklyn, and she told him where she lived. He replied that he was heading to the same neighborhood and he would be happy to drive her home. “During the drive to Brooklyn she explained that she had yahrtzeit and had come to the cemetery to daven. She had been waiting for the bus to take her home. They cordially conversed until he dropped her off in front of her home. “Almost a year later the man called the elderly woman, “Since we both have yahrtzeit on the same day and we live so close to each other I’m going to pick you up and we’ll go to the cemetery together.” “The scene repeated itself for a number of years until the elderly woman passed away. “Before she died, the woman mentioned the story to her son and told him the name of the man who drove her to the cemetery every year on the yahrtzeit. “The elderly woman in the story was my mother, and the man was your father. So when I heard he passed away I came to express my gratitude and to tell you how special your father was.”

The mourners were moved by the story, but they realized that the story was far greater than he had realized because their father had not lived anywhere near her, nor did he have yahrtzeit on the same day as she did. It is one thing to do a chesed for someone one time or when it is convenient.

him with words is blessed with eleven blessings.”3 Why is one who encourages a poor person considered so much greater than one who actually gives money to a poor person? Rav Yisroel Yaakov Lubchansky, zt’l explained that time is the most precious commodity we possess in this world. Time contains potential and opportunity for anything we want and hope to accomplish. Someone who is willing to give up of his precious time to lend an ear and to give his attention and heart to another has given away of his most precious commodity, and that is the highest level of charity. When Moshe Rabbeinu ascended Har Sinai the Torah states, “Moshe arrived in the midst of the cloud and ascended the mountain; and Moshe was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.” Ibn Ezra comments about those forty days in which Moshe did not eat or drink that “this was a great wonder; there was none like it before.”

It is one thing to do a chesed for someone one time or when it is convenient. But for a person to go a few hours out of his way every year for a stranger demonstrates incredible selflessness.

But for a person to go a few hours out of his way every year for a stranger demonstrates incredible selflessness. And what’s more amazing is that he never told anyone – not even his own family – about the story. Were it not for the fact that Rabbi Pollack told the Gold family the story no one would have ever known. If Jack Gold did such a clandestine chesed, there must have been many other stories that we will never know of.1 “If your brother becomes impoverished and his means falter in your proximity, you shall strengthen him – proselyte or resident – so that he can live with you.” The Gemara2 quotes Rabi Yitzchak who said, “Anyone who gives a perutah (small copper coin) to a pauper is blessed with six blessings… and anyone who comforts

Although Moshe’s ascension to heaven and his abstention from eating and drinking for forty days was surely a great miracle, was it greater than the miracles in Egypt or at the Splitting of the Sea? Rav Chaim Kreisworth zt”l4 explained that during those forty days Moshe became a quasi-angel, and that is why he did not need to eat or drink. During that time he did not have the challenges and struggles of this world because he was living an ethereal existence. However, if he did not have the struggles of this world he also could not be obligated in the daily performance of mitzvos as they apply to mortals. He could not receive reward for his actions because he did not have to overcome his free choice in order to perform them. The fact

that Moshe Rabbeinu, who understood the unimaginable reward for the performance of every mitzvah better than anyone else, was willing to give up forty days of that reward so that he could learn and teach Torah to Klal Yisroel is absolutely incredible. It is about that uncanny altruistic sacrifice that Ibn Ezra writes it was a greater wonder than anything that occurred until then. One of the hallmarks of our Torah leaders is their profound understanding of the value of time. They are people who optimize their every minute and never have enough time for Torah study and the other efforts they expend on behalf of their people. Yet perhaps the most common feeling expressed by those who have the opportunity to spend even a few minutes with such leaders is an awed appreciation of how they made them feel special. “He spoke to me like there was nothing else in the world that mattered, like my issue was paramount in his mind.” Rav Reuven Feinstein related that he once came to discuss a pressing matter about the yeshiva with his father, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l. Before he had a chance to begin a well-dressed woman entered Rav Moshe’s office and began pouring out her troubles. It was quickly apparent that the woman was deranged. She related to Rav Moshe her harrowing experiences with aliens pursuing her. After a half-hour Rav Reuven prepared to stop her for his father’s sake. Rav Moshe stopped him and said, “Zee hot keinem nisht ihr ois tzuheren azeleche zachen – She has no one who will listen to her tell of such things.” She continued talking for an hour and a half and only stopped because it was almost nightfall and that was when the aliens came out.5 This from a man who literally valued every moment of his life. Rabbi Dani Staum, LMSW is the Rabbi of Kehillat New Hempstead and the Social Worker at Yeshiva Bais Hachinuch in Monsey. He is also a Social Worker/Rebbe in Yeshiva Bais Hachinuch/ASHAR.He can be reached at stamtorah@gmail.com. His website is www. stamtorah.info. 1. I am deeply grateful to Rabbi Noach Sauber (a rebbe and mentor from Camp Dora Golding) who related this story to me. I am particularly grateful because Jack Gold is my great-uncle (father’s mother’s oldest brother). I verified the details of the story with my cousin, R’ Avie Gold, a noted author, formerly with ArtScroll. 2. Bava Basra 9b 3. Tosafos note that one who gives a pauper both money and encouragement merits all seventeen blessings 4. Quoted in Ohel Moshe (Rabbi Moshe Sheinerman) 5. From “Reb Moshe” by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman


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ADVICE & OPINION On Our Own

Where Have All the Earners Gone – Long Time Passing? BY CHERYL KUPFER

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ver Yom Tov, I was privy to a number of discussions that took place at meals, in shul and at the park both in Canada and the United States, where I spent the chag. Despite the geographical disparity, there was one topic that across the board was on the minds of the various young couples – mostly in their late 20’s and early 30’s – as well as their parents whom I had spoken to: the crushing cost of Jewish school tuition, more so than affordable housing. Typical was the lament of one elegantly dressed young mother who shared that overnight camp was out of the question for her older two kids this year because her third was entering kindergarten. Since her son had

advisers, attorneys, accountants, doctors, etc. They were in agreement of the need to “sacrifice” in order to be able to pay tuition which they viewed as a non-negotiable priority. Some of these couples were out of town guests who lived in various communities and yet, despite their geographical disparity, all were faced with the same issue. The yearly shelling out of a minimum of $30,000 of one’s net income – which can be the equivalent of $45,000 pre-tax dollars – when you have a mortgage or rent, car payments, and living and work-related expenses can be

Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a posthigh school education after a year or two of learning.

“graduated” pre-school, his tuition had now doubled, and her fourth was going to go to pre-nursery. All in all, this family would be paying over $35,000 for their kids to go to school. Instead of camp, they would take a vacation they could drive to and go to a hotel with a pool for a couple of weeks. I was kind of taken aback that this family had to “budget” because by any standards they are “well off.” But her need to cut corners was echoed by her friends, who like her would be viewed as “upper middle class.” In this particular group, one or both of the parents were in professions that pay quite well – financial

a challenge even for those earning high wages. And this is for only two or three kids. Why tuition has skyrocketed is not the point of this article – the reality is that sending several children to yeshiva/ day school is a very expensive proposition. What has me greatly perplexed and shaking my head in dismayed disbelief is the mindset that still exists in many communities that young husbands should learn for years, as opposed to one or two, and delay long term their ability to earn a viable income. If “high” income earners have to be cautious of how they spend their money

so they can pay for the necessities of establishing a frum household, the biggest expense of which is arguably paying tuition for several children, and if two “medium” income earners struggle to pay their bills even with a tuition break – chalav Yisrael cheese and pre-checked bags of salad is more expensive than non-chalav Yisrael and unchecked salad – how much more so is it going to be a burden on a one-earner household. With rent, tuition and household expenses, how can a sole-earner not be stressed out and overwhelmed and stretched to her physical, emotional and financial limit? While it is a given that one of the conditions of a boy going out with a girl in the first place is that her parents agree to provide long-term support – without that guarantee there is no first date which is why so many good girls from middle class homes are being “passed over” and languishing at home still single – nonetheless, their contribution may not be enough to supplement her wages. Besides the financial struggle that is on her shoulders, there is a psychological one, a situation that can have severe repercussions for the family and the community. In a recent article Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark, the dean of Beth Jacob Seminary of Montreal, wrote about the phenomenon of kids from “good homes” going off the derech. He writes, “One cause I’ve identified is that in our communities, it is common – and perhaps necessary – for young women to have some sort of a profession in addition to their essential role: raising a Torahdig family, a generation of wholesome, happy children, equipped to become the next generation of parents. Our young women enter careers that take, time, effort, and energy – and that comes at the expense of their family life. They are not just physically drained, but emotionally depleted as well. “Children who struggle within our system require tremendous amounts of attention and patience, and when a mother is overexerted,

she can’t give them what they need. Yes, there are some superwomen who can successfully juggle career and children, but they are not the norm.” Whatever happened to the Torah dictate to “teach your son a trade”? Obviously there was a reason why men were mandated to make a living, and until the last few decades frum Jewish men had a trade or a profession. Whether they were shoemakers or physicians, a husband contributed to his family’s parnassah, often supplemented in various creative ways by his eishet chayil. Why has a lifestyle commanded by the Torah become an activity of derision, one that actually negatively impacts a young working man’s ability to marry an erliche girl? How is it that those fine bochrim who do have college degrees, are in business or are skilled laborers are viewed and stigmatized as second tier in terms of shiddichim? Many can’t get a first date because they “work.” Why are the girls still being made to feel that their true value and worth lies in supporting a learning boy and that they are flawed or inadequate if they even consider dating a boy who works? Why can’t a husband work during the day, help his wife put the kids to bed, and then learn for several hours in the evening? And in the early morning? And on weekends? Maybe he could learn with his father-in-law who can finally semi-retire or relax and enjoy his free time learning now that doesn’t have to stay in his office or store and “ burn the midnight oil” in order to support his young son-in-law. Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a post-high school education after a year or two of learning. Five years later, with three or four kids, they are drowning in bills and unpaid credit cards and working in low-paying jobs because as much as Continued on page 6


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ADVICE & OPINION

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

For Legitimate Yeshiva Programs Dear Dr. Respler: I help people get jobs through my work in a department of resources and I feel a terrible injustice is being done to our younger generation. Many schools tell their students that they are eligible for college credits through the schools’ “Yeshiva Program.” These programs are sometimes affiliated with bogus schools that simply sport a post office box number, whereabouts unknown. Upon graduating, the students cannot compete with others who have attended legitimate schools. As a result, they basically get inferior jobs – or no jobs at all. After working hard to do well in

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they now want to go to college or learn a trade, they cannot afford to – they desperately need their day job just to pay the bare minimum of their debts. Over the years I have read notices of parlor meetings and other gatherings on behalf of yeshivot and kollelim. These are

their classes, the new graduates suddenly realize that they possess valueless degrees. And the young wives are saddled with supporting “kollel husbands.” I urge others to research the affiliation of schools that advertise themselves as a girls’ “seminary” or “program.” They must make sure that they are not bogus institutions that will not secure real jobs for their students. They must seek out legitimately frum seminaries and programs that truly practice the stated intent. On the other hand, the boys’ schools seem to be affiliated with better programs, although I have witnessed some boys with degrees from inferior programs. They too are struggling to compete in today’s job market. The advantage the boys seem to have is that they can earn a bachelors degree in Talmudic law. They can then attend law school or graduate programs from accredited schools that are recognized in the job market. This horrible situation makes me worry about the financial future of this generation. If we

always hosted in the opulent homes of wealthy businessmen or professionals – those former talmidim who decades earlier opted to work! They are never held in the modest apartments or homes of those who spent years learning (the exception being those who live in luxurious homes because they inherited or married into great wealth).

continue to tolerate the receipt of these inferior degrees by our children, I don’t know how they will compete in today’s already difficult economy. Parents must wake up to this reality and take action to rectify the situation before it is too late. This fairly new phenomenon seems to be most prevalent among individuals in their early-mid 20s. I hope that your readers understand how critical this situation is. Parents need to be aware of the pitfalls faced by this generation and need to be savvy consumers as a response. Thank you for highlighting this dangerous trend in the frum economic world. A Fellow Jew Dear Fellow Jew: Thank you for your important letter. I was unaware that some of the colleges you speak of are not legitimate. It is integral that parents research the colleges that are affiliated with their children’s school or seminary, and ensure that they are recognized and legitimate schools that will help them be successful in today’s job market. While it’s certainly helpful that students take the fast track in pursuit of a degree, parents must do all they can to increase the chances that their children are well trained to become successful in their chosen professions. Those chances increase by being marketable upon finishing high school. Having a worthless degree via a fast track (or via any route, for that matter) is always unhelpful. I strongly urge parents to research the value, or non-value, of the school credits their children are taking. Successful research will enable their children to receive a better education. Your valuable letter will hopefully give our readers and their children greater awareness of this problem. A final word: We live in a “fast track”

I heard third-hand of an incident of a man driving a prominent rav who had come into town to fund-raise, and as they approached the lovely home of the former student who was hosting him during his stay, the driver – another former talmid – quipped, “This is the home of the boy who didn’t listen to you” (and went to university).

generation whereby some students are able to obtain degrees from reputable colleges fairly quickly. Parents must guide these children/students responsibly so these degrees lead to successful careers. Hatzlachah! Dear Dr. Respler: Here are my comments on your February 28 column “The Nose Knows.” I had a nose job at a young age and am now married to a wonderful person and, Baruch Hashem, living a great life. My husband admits that while he feels bad about it, he would not have asked me out on a second date had I not had the nose job. As an admirer of your column, I applaud your bravery to speak the truth. Further, the women who wrote to The Jewish Press Magazine’s editor feeling ashamed to read about this topic in a Jewish newspaper – and lamenting that people should have more important values – may be right in an idealistic world, but they should face this reality: even though frum people should have higher ideals, we are still human. Continue your good work and don’t be afraid to say the truth. And as you always tell your readers: Hatzlachah! Happily Married Woman 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 and archives of Dr. Respler’s radio shows can be found at www.dryaelrespler.com.

Learning is crucial for the well-being of the community, but so is financial viability. And even multi-millionaires’ fortunes go just so far when there are 50 or more grown-up grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It’s time to pry our heads out of the sand.


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ADVICE & OPINION The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond BY ANN NOVICK

Loneliness Compounded Dear Ann, My hope for a dynamic duo in my marriage died a long time ago. It started dying when I became a well spouse and was buried over a decade ago as the illness worsened and my life changed forever. I am taking a risk in writing to you as this letter will turn out as either  1) a venting release for me, and that will help or 2) an educational session for people to get some more insight into what the life of a healthy person married to a sick person is really like or 3) an open opportunity for backlash or support – or all of the above. I am a well spouse in my mid 50’s and for 33 of my 35 years of married life have been with a chronically ill spouse.  Over the last 20 years, my spouse has not been able to travel long distance because of his illness. I have been fortunate to have good health and, in the more recent years, better

financial means that allow me to travel. While my spouse supports my taking the opportunity to travel and he is still able to be on his own for short periods, I do have another dilemma – whom to travel with. I enjoy going on weekend shopping trips across the border (we live very close to the Canadian border) to find deals, eat in restaurants, stay in a hotel and have great driving conversations and mostly, laughter. I have gone with several different women on these trips but lately the dynamics have changed. Some of my previous traveling partners have started families or have young children now so it is not so easy for them to get away. Some have spouses that want to come along on our mini trips. Obviously I wouldn’t be sharing a room with a couple and the expense of having my own room makes the trip too costly.

Conversations, certainly on my part, become “guarded” and not so heartfelt with a male present.  Then there are some women who are not shoppers and would not enjoy this kind of trip but agree to go anyway and spend the whole time complaining. Sometimes, though I suspect this will happen, I chance it because I want to make the trip and get away from home so badly. Sometimes it works out okay, but other times I find myself with women whose negativity or “headache inducing ability” is constant.  I just recently scheduled a shopping trip with a new friend; we have never traveled together before, but I knew she would be a lot of fun. She had another event for the same weekend but chose to go shopping with me instead.  I was preparing my shopping list, when, bing, an e-mail came from her to say she had changed her mind and wouldn’t be going with me. I felt like my stomach has been punched several times and it was hard to breathe. I will try to find another friend to go with me but it is not easy. Yes, it sounds like I am feeling sorry for myself, and a piece of me is having a pity party, but….so many will never know (and fortunate for them) what it is like to be only half of a dynamic duo instead of a whole couple, and feel the losses we endure year after year because of that dreaded chronic illness. The depression is seeping in quickly right now because I

am so very disappointed. So when you, a well person, receive an invitation from a well spouse who is alone, has an ill spouse or is a widow or divorced, before you answer the request, try on her shoes and understand that sometimes they are not a great fit. Take some time to consider the invite before saying “no.” Shoshana M.   Thank you, Shoshana, for sharing your painful experience with us. Loneliness can be very debilitating and the loneliness of many well spouses is often not seen by the outside world because he or she is still married. Seen as a couple, but in reality not a couple, the caregiver’s needs are often overshadowed and even made invisible. Many well spouses become desperate for friends, someone to laugh and escape with. That desire is normal and healthy. To come so close to having it and then to losing it is very painful. You say you had friends who filled this need in the past. It might help to remember those good times now; it does not make your present loss worse.   And please, do not stop searching for those kinds of friends.  I will expand more on this topic next week. Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com.


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Every Day For Mothers BY LOIS GREENE STONE

I love you. This phrase isn’t as simple as it sounds. Most of my friends, teachers, books and relatives have attempted to thwart that emotion. “Do you always do what your mother says?” “Good heavens, can’t you break that umbilical cord?” “Why do you let your mother dictate your behavior?” When I was a young girl, my mother was a guardian/caretaker. I was made to wear clumsy rubber boots when it rained, to protect my feet and my health. Itchy woolen items were necessities in poorly heated classrooms during World War II. Parents kissed away pain, stayed up all night while I coughed, were kind enough not to shout at me for lingering too long in the sun with exposed fair skin. My mother was a caring woman, an attentive wife who also had space for her identity, and a superstar who moved in and out of roles with seeming ease. When I got to college in the 1950’s, I first heard in Psychology 101 that the mother-daughter relationship is supposed to be conflict-oriented. I liked my mother. She gave me room to develop my own interests, but instilled in me a code of ethics and values. During my dating years, she stayed awake until I was safely inside our house, yet she only left her bed or acknowledged I was home if I initiated the action to talk. She told me nothing was so awful that I couldn’t come to her with it. She liked me, too.

So psychology instructors said she envied my youth, was jealous of my energy and accomplishment, and did not want to relinquish control or face the empty nest of middle years. They said she wanted to live through me, yet wanted me to emulate her and not be too educated, too career-oriented, too self-sufficient. No matter that all of the above did not pertain to me, if I wanted to pass an exam I had to mimic words spewed from a lectern. Why are genuine feelings of

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love regarded with suspicion? Two months into the 24 th year of my parents’ marriage, my 45-year-old father had a heart attack and died. My mother amazed me as she selflessly juggled to keep family circumstances and finances in order. Somehow, she managed money so I could attend graduate school, my younger sister, then age 16, could go to college, and my older sister and her husband could start a business. She gave me a wedding so lovely, it’s still sharp in my memory, yet it took place in 1956. Her gall bladder came out, she had two massive heart attacks, blood clots in her lungs, and, in 1980, open-heart surgery. Alone, still, with independence vital to her self-esteem, she returned to her quiet apartment to take care of herself. My mother recognized the worth of each person’s life, and the brevity of same. She didn’t want to “burden her children with an old lady.” My father’s death left a void too big for another male to even attempt to fill; three decades being alone was her own choice. I love her. She gave me advice when I asked, yet did not insist I follow it. She cared for my children, yet reminded me that they are my responsibility, while I was her child and she was interested in me more. What a fantastic thing for my ego.

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She sensed when role reversal was possible and when I needed to play young-one. She was a survivor, brave even as her health declined. Her liver slowly failed due to contaminated blood she received during open-heart surgery, though her heart was temporarily fixed. “Life, after all is precious,” she uttered without complaint. She represented that to her children and grandchildren. What did I give in return? I can’t answer for my mother. I hope the way I live gave her pleasure as she set the example for me: my stable marriage; my recognition as a writer; my job as a college teacher of English Composition; my “being there” as a mother; my ability in sports, music, art, cooking, sewing. I like myself. How many others feel this way? One philosophical statement summed up my mother’s interaction with people: flowers for the living. She believed one should give literal or figurative flowers while a person can smell them, and not just have them displayed on a grave. One Sunday in May is set aside for commercialism. Even doing that is better than saying, “Someday I’ll call or send a gift.” Someday has a way of slipping by. My mother enabled me to have independence. Psychology courses didn’t include me in statistical surveys decades ago; they still don’t.

Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.


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Around The Shabbos Table BY DEVORAH (HELLER) GLICKSMAN

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any people have heard about my parents Rabbi Avraham Dovid Heller zt”l and my mother Rebbetzin Heller, yl”a. I would like to share with you the power of living like a real Jew in our days, something I learned from them. There are countless stories of interesting people who came through our home on Shabbos, from the priest to the beggars at the Kotel to the American Mafia lawyer who told us how he’d hid on a boat. One night, during a storm, as the waves were getting dangerously high, he feared for his life. Thinking it was his last day, he turned to Hashem with a promise. This was what turned the lawyer into a baal teshuva. Rabbi Meir Sshuster, a”h, had no problem coming to our home on Friday nights with as many people as he needed to place. There was always room at the table and enough food to go around. The sick and the needy, seminary girls, divorcees, tourists, religious and irreligious, all got equal attention from my parents. No one was honored more or less – everyone was a Jew after all – even the lady who came on Pesach with the falafel she picked up on the way to our home! The Shabbos table in my parent’s home during my father’s lifetime was something we all looked forward to. The delightful aroma of fresh homemade challah, the glow of the Shabbos candles and the set tables attested to a home steeped in Yiddishkeit. But it was my father and his Shabbosdik behavior, that raised it above the ordinary. My father always made it his business to help prepare for Shabbos. As a little girl, I recall watching him wash the kitchen floor and getting all the last things ready for Shabbos – the blech, the

candles, the Shabbos clock. When we children grew up, we washed the floor but he never stopped helping. It was very important to him to take part in the Shabbos preparations. Friday night after shul my father would come home – we all stood up for him as he entered. He greeted us with a warm “Good Shabbos” and then went to rest for a few minutes until all the guests came and were seated. He was not the type to sit around talking on the couch.

thing – maybe for health reasons or if he didn’t like it – it was passed to him and he would still find something nice to say like: “This smells good!” Introducing everyone at the table to my father took place after the challah. He would ask everyone a friendly question: “Where are you from?” “How long are you here for?” “Where do you work?” My father was no schmoozer. He asked to show interest and care. If that same person returned, he would remember to ask a question referring back to their prior conversation weeks or even months

It was not the gashmius of it – we lived simply – but the deep attachment to His Creator and his dedication to his fellow Jew that made our childhood the powerful education that it was. Soon, he made his royal entrance in his Shabbos robe. He would enter like a king, take his place at the head of the table with my mother next to him and start singing Shalom Aleichem. As a young child I learned in kindergarten that when a father comes home from shul he has two angels escorting him – that was no news to me, we could all feel it in the air. After singing Eishes Chayil and making Kiddush, my father would bless each and every one of us – each one of the children and grandchildren. It was a long, long line up; guests could not control themselves; they would stare as if they were at a simcha when we were more than 50. If anyone could have taken a photo on Shabbos that picture would be a best seller; it was so beautiful, moving and inspiring. Not even the youngest of the grandchildren would give up a blessing from Saba! No one would dare touch a thing at the table before Tatty was served. Even if we knew he was not going to eat some-

earlier. The most important part of the Shabbos table came when my father spoke. The frantic hustle and bustle that marks the run up to a busy Torah home was left far behind. Everything came to a standstill. The Heavens themselves seemed to stop spinning. What he would relate was not the latest vort he heard, it was something he thought was important to talk about at the Shabbos table – a message, a thought that we could ponder on and take into the week. At my father’s Shloshim, his chavrusa for more than thirty years, Rav Yaakov Asher Feldman, mentioned that he always asked my father to repeat what he said at the table. Even the grandchildren who didn’t understand the language kept silent. I see him now, his bright blue eyes, his white beard, his Shabbos robe, his Shabbos chair. It was not the gashmius of it – we lived simply – but the deep attachment to His Creator and his dedication to his

fellow Jew that made our childhood the powerful education that it was. My father invested lots of time in preparation for the Shabbos table. In later years he would tell a story and translate it into either English or Hebrew and we all knew what came after the story. The familiar question: “So, what does this all have to do with the Parsha?” Then the discussion would start and we would all try to guess the best answer. It was at the shiva that the story behind the story came out. When I was a little girl there were no stories at the table. When my father started telling stories I thought he simply wanted to get the grandchildren’s attention. While we all sat around at the shiva, sharing, crying and remembering, my mother related that one of my siblings (I would never know who; my parents never shared other peoples’ issues with us, even though there were plenty) while doing well with his or her studies, seemed to be spiritually struggling. Father went to ask a shaila and was told that the best way to improve a child’s yiras Shamayim is with stories. This was a very big avodah for him; he worked on it all week, gathering stories so that he would have three different ones, all related to the parsha to “say over” at the Shabbos table. If all three meals had zemiros, it was the third meal that was most special. My father had his favorite songs and we all sang them. Each week those same songs left us with a spiritual taste for the following week. On this high note, he left us. Memories can never take the place of a beloved father figure, but he and my mother, may she live and be well, gave us much to emulate – most especially the way to create a Shabbos table the Shechina would want to visit. L’illui nishmas avi mori Avraham Dovid ben Zeev Heller


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Life And Death: The Story Behind United Hatzalah Of Israel BY ORLI KATZ

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t was a typical November evening in Miami, the weather was balmy, with a pleasant breeze tinged with salty, ocean tang. My parents were relaxing with a group of close friends after a delicious meal. Fortunately, one of those friends just happened to be Eli Beer, the founder of United Hatzalah of Israel... As the group schmoozed animatedly, my mother began to experience an unnerving, pulling sensation in her chest. It felt like terrible indigestion, but more insistent, and she quietly excused herself. Perhaps if she went to rest for a bit, the pain would simply subside, as it had on the other two occasions that she had experienced it… However, the ache was deeper this time and seemed to radiate from her solar plexus inwards – like someone crushing a giant fist against her spine. She groped her way to a chair, intending to go lie down in one of the guest bedrooms, but she could go no further. She collapsed into the chair, facing Eli Beer, and tried valiantly to control her rising panic. Her breathing became ragged and she had to fight to inhale properly. Eli, ever alert, had quietly taken note of my mother’s distress. As he looked at her, his expert gaze automatically registering the seriousness of her condition, she tried to smile reassuringly, but it came out a twisted grimace .“What’s going on?” he asked tersely. My mother looked at him and croaked hoarsely; “Nothing, it’s just indigestion. I need to go and lie down…” “June,” Eli said forcefully “You’re having a heart attack. Call 911!” he screamed out. “Does anyone have nitroglycerin tablets?!?” The living room erupted in a sudden flurry of activity as a family friend scrambled to call an ambulance and someone else went in search of the medication. B’chasdei Hashem, the elderly mother of my parents’ friend had some nitroglycerin

pills with her! Eli immediately helped my mother to a recliner and she took the lifesaving medication. Within minutes, she began to breathe more normally. A short time later, the ambulance arrived and rushed my mother to the emergency room, sirens blaring. The next day, doctors performed an angiogram, snaking a tiny camera up her femoral artery in order to diagnose the cause of her severe angina. It turned out that she had 80% blockage of her LAD, the main artery of the heart, ominously referred to as “the widow maker.” They immediately inserted a stent to hold the severely blocked artery open and saved my mother’s life! A few hours after the procedure, my mother returned home with a new lease on life – thanks to the fast-thinking actions of Eli Beer. My parents have been supporters of Eli’s organization, United Hatzalah of Israel, for many years and my father con-

“Yesh koneh olamo b’shaa echas – There are those who acquire their portion in the next world in one moment.” I recently heard this thought expounded upon by the noted lecturer, author and mohel Rabbi Paysach Krohn. “How can one achieve his eternal reward in a single moment?” He asked. “Imagine a Hatzalah volunteer who comes to the aid of a toddler choking to death. In one swift movement, he removes the choking hazard and saves the child’s life. Imagine all of the mitzvos that will follow in the life of this precious child! All of the generations, the children and grandchildren who will follow him! Can we begin to calculate the reward of the man who saved his life?” United Hatzalah of Israel, also referred to as Ichud Hatzalah, is the brainchild of Eli Beer, who started the organization at the tender age of 16. I sat down with Mr. Beer recently to find out how this volunteer-based response unit is changing the way we all view emer-

siders Mr. Beer one of his dearest friends. The fact that Eli just “happened” to be in Miami that fateful day, on one of his innumerous fundraising missions, and that he just “happened” to drop in when my mother needed him most, does not surprise us at all. Saving one Jew is like saving the entire world and my father, a member of Hatzalah’s international board, has donated his time and money to this holy cause for years. That day his tzeddakah had come full circle and saved the life of his precious wife. Our gratitude to Hashem and to Eli knows no bounds.

gency care. A self-described poor student, Eli found his calling during the summer of 1988 when he signed up as an EMT in his neighborhood of Bayit V’egan. It distressed him, however, when his parents asked him about his emergency calls, “So did you save someone today?!” they asked eagerly. Due to the slowness of the ambulance response time, he was forced to answer sadly, “No, not this time.” In those days, Yerushalayim had only 9 ambulances to service over 500,000 residents. The ambulances were dispatched

from a single location near the entrance to the city. Depending on traffic conditions, it could take anywhere from 10-25 minutes for help to arrive. Considering that brain damage sets in after only 4 minutes of oxygen deprivation, this response time was simply unacceptable to Eli. What was the point of ambulances if they always arrived too late to help? Frustrated with the futility and death surrounding him, Eli decided to take matters into his own hands. He began illegally “listening in” on the ambulance’s bandwidths with police scanners, hoping to be able to respond more quickly to distress calls that were nearby. He recruited a small band of 15 EMTs to help him and each day he would go to work in his father’s seforim store with the scanner on, intently listening for any nearby emergency calls. One day in 1989, his breakthrough came: “Emergency at 37 Hapisgah Street. 70 year old man struck by a vehicle,” the scanner squawked. His father’s seforim store was located at 50 Hapisgah Street so Eli quickly dashed to the scene, arriving in less than 25 seconds, and found an old man bleeding to death from a large gash on his neck. With no other equipment at hand, Eli immediately began applying strong pressure to the wound with his rolled up kippah. The bleeding slowly turned from a gush into a trickle,

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and then stopped altogether. The ambulance eventually arrived and transported the man safely to the local hospital. For the first time ever, Eli had saved a life! His elation knew no bounds. Like many of the more than 2,100 other United Hatzalah volunteers who have followed in Mr. Beer’s footsteps, he describes the moment as a “high.” “Saving a life,” he says, “becomes an addiction of sorts. People have asked me about the burnout rates of our volunteers (the average volunteer answers 2-3 emergency calls per day, 7 days a week) and I tell them that it is surprisingly low. Once you have saved a life, you want to save more and more and more… ” After that watershed moment, Eli obtained more “listening devices” and began forming volunteer EMT groups in other Jerusalem neighborhoods. Today, Hatzalah volunteers, with an average re-

to society. To date, United Hatzalah answers an average of 650 calls per day, totaling well over 200,000 calls per year, of which about 25% are life threatening. This means that more than 50,000 lives are saved each year in Israel due to the heroic efforts of Hatzalah volunteers. All because a sixteen-year-old boy decided the system had to change... I asked Eli what the secret was to United Hatzalah’s incredibly rapid response time. “It all began,” he said, “with a ten-yearold boy in Eilat. He had a heart attack and, tragically, died in a hotel room only a few steps away from a Hatzalah paramedic who was staying at the same hotel. “The Hatzalah paramedic was completely unaware of the emergency taking

ly monitor the location of every Hatzalah volunteer in the country and to send him out based on four criteria. 1) Who is closest, geographically, to the scene; 2) Who has the highest level of training, based on the emergency at hand (many Hatzalah volunteers are MDs and specialists in addition to being trained EMTs); 3) Who has the best equipment for that particular emergency (i.e. a defibrillator for a heart attack victim, a burn kit for a burn victim); 4) How is the volunteer traveling; by foot, by car or ambucycle (These ambulance-motorcycle hybrids have the fastest response times, because they can weave in and out of heavy traffic.)” Mr. Beer shows me his phone. “See? I have set it to ‘walking’ mode now, so I will only receive calls that are close enough for me to get to by foot.” The Life Compass System also acts as a two-way GPS, enabling dispatchers to locate victims with incredible accuracy. Even in a dark alleyway, it can pinpoint their location to within two meters. Wow! What an incredible use of technology. With his consent, I asked Eli some personal questions. I wondered if he still goes out on emergency calls and if so, how he balances those calls with his family life. Eli leaned back and regarded me thoughtfully. “I am lucky to have a family that is in love with this organization. My wife, Gitty, is the love of my life and I owe

sponse time of fewer than 3 minutes, cover every single city in Israel! Compared to other developed countries, which average 10 minutes or more for EMTs to arrive and begin administering care, Hatzalah’s lightning fast response time is staggering. Eli has been invited to visit communities from Argentina to China, India to Brazil, and teach his lifesaving methods. Among other awards, he was recently given the prestigious Young Global Leader Award at the World Economic Forum, which pays tribute to leaders under the age of forty who have made dramatic, global contributions

place a few doors down from him. “If only Hatzalah volunteers had GPS systems on them, so that dispatchers could send the closest volunteers to each emergency,” I thought. “It could save so many more lives… “With this thought in mind and with generous funding from Irving and Cherna Moskowitz, we were fortunate to develop the Moskowitz Life Compass System, nearly seven years ago, before smart phones with built-in GPS devices had even been heard of. This breakthrough technology allows the Hatzalah call center to constant-

so much to her and to my children. Most families of long-term Hatzalah volunteers feel this way. Once a year, we hold a huge get together for all of the volunteers and their families. It is a way for us to bond and to show our appreciation. Children of Hatzalah volunteers feel very special.” I smile back at him. “They should feel special, their parents are true heroes.” Eli grins tiredly and I suddenly notice the deep circles under his eyes. “How many hours a day do you actually sleep?” I ask hesitantly. “Not many. About four,” he admits,

Eli Beer, founder of United Hatzalah of Israel

I have seen people come back from the brink of death when the electrical charges are applied to their still hearts – literally ‘tchias hameisim.’

ruefully. “The nights when you go to bed at 4:00 a.m. and your phone’s alarm rings at 6:00 a.m. are tough.” Life and death, grief and elation, sadness and hope. He walks this knife’s edge daily, bravely defying the odds as he tries to save just one more precious life. “How many lives have you actually saved?” I ask him suddenly. He looks at the ground modestly. “I don’t know,” he says quietly. “What are your ultimate goals for United Hatzalah,” I ask. “I would love to have our numbers move from 2,100 volunteers to 3,000 and to double our current fleet of 230 ambucylces. I would also like to shave the response time down to 90 seconds throughout the entire country, with Hashem’s help. “What is standing in the way of you reaching your goals?” I ask. Eli shrugs. “Only money. Our annual budget is 7 million dollars. We have a list of over 450 individuals who want to join Hatzalah right now and all we need is the funding for their training and equipment.” I wonder, “What are the most critical pieces of lifesaving equipment and what are their costs? Which one actually saves the most lives per year?” Eli answers, “Ambucycles are by far our greatest assets. It’s sort of an ambulance on two wheels. These motorcycles are lightweight, equipped with all of the tools that a typical ambulance has (other than transport capabilities) and can weave in and out of heavy traffic rapidly. They cost a fraction of a typical ambulance – $26,000 vs. $126,000. Each ambucycle responds to an average of 720 emergencies per year. They can be dedicated in memory of a loved one or as a zechus for a refuah sheleimah. Defibrillators are also crucial pieces of equipment. I have seen people come back from the brink of death when the electrical charges are applied to their still hearts – literally ‘tchias hameisim.’ These cost approximately $2,500.” Eli smiles and surreptitiously checks his phone again. This guardian angel’s time is valuable and though he acts as though he has all the time in the world to talk, I sense that he is eager to return to his life’s mission. I gratefully thank him for his time and escort him to the door, my mind filled with wonder that a single man, filled with determination, can accomplish so much in a single lifetime…


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BY MICHAEL KAUFMAN

The Legacy Of Rav Meir Tzvi Schuster The Man Who Changed The Future of the Jewish People

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y wife and I learned of the passing of Rav Meir Schuster, zt”l while en route to the chupah of Yehuda Abraham.* My thoughts leapt back three decades. The mother of the chosson, Rebbitzen Geula, then Liesl, was a 20-year-old Bostonian attending Tel Aviv University. On a trip to the Kosel, she met Reb Meir who brought her to our home in Jerusalem’s Old City to discuss a subject she was very interested in: women in Judaism. Her knowledge of Judaism at the time was such that when invited for a Shabbos meal she initially demurred, saying she was busy on Sunday. Today, the Abrahams are mekarev other Jews. They are dynamic yeshiva educators, shluchim of Chabad-Lubavitch. Their kiruv-based home, overflowing with guests on Shabbos, is a center for Torah and outreach. A teacher of Torah and the author of a book for teachers on the weekly parsha, Rebbitzen Geula is the founder of a group that has increased mikveh use in her city by 400%. The Abrahams have been mekarev scores of Jews, many of whom now have sizable families of their own – and some also do outreach. Geulah was mekarev her sister, who now teaches Torah, is active in kiruv and has published an ArtScroll book. My wife and I fly to New York to attend the weddings of all the Abraham children – Yehuda is the fourth of the nine to be married – almost all of whom are, or plan to be, Chabad shluchim doing kiruv rechokim the world over. Rebbitzen Abraham is just one of many thousands of Jews who Rav Meir Schuster introduced to Yiddishkeit in the nearly 40 years he devoted to bringing

Jews back to their tradition. Day after day, seven days a week, early morning to late at night, rain or shine, hot or cold, Rav Meir would approach young Jewish men and women in Jerusalem with an opener such as, “Do you have the time?” (The joke was that you could stop kiruv cold by buying Meir Schuster a wristwatch.) Then, “Are you Jewish?” followed by “Would you like

homes around Jerusalem for Shabbos meals. Eventually, Rav Schuster would establish hostels in the Jewish Quarter for men and women, known today as “Heritage House.” There are tens of thousands of Jews who are living fully observant lives because of him. Rav Meir Schuster was probably the single most successful mekarev of Jews in history. He became a legend in his time and

Reb Meir’s life’s directive was simply to serve G-d, to be an Eved Hashem. Ahavas Hashem, love of G-d, and Ahavas Yisroel, love for his fellow Jew, were central to this goal.

to attend a Jewish studies lecture?” or “Would you like to meet a wise man?” or “Would you like to join a Jerusalem family for a Shabbos meal?” If they agreed to attend a class, he would usually take the men to Aish HaTorah, Ohr Someyach, or D’var Yerushalayim, the women to Neve Yerushalayim or Eyaht. Catering mostly to English-speakers, these are less conventional yeshivos or seminaries than kiruv institutions which teach Jewish basics and more to young Jews who wish to learn about Judaism. On Friday evening and at mid-morning on Shabbos, Reb Meir would stand in the square at the Kosel, surrounded by college-age students whom he had gathered and would then escort them to

a significant factor in the extraordinary growth of the baal teshuvah movement in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, until 2007, when a debilitating illness arrested him. Who was Rav Meir Schuster? What motivated him to dedicate his life to kiruv rechokim? Perhaps most importantly, how was he so astonishingly successful? Was he a charismatic, super-salesman gifted with incredible salesmanship? Not at all. Born and bred in Milwaukee and educated at Beis Hamidrash LaTorah, Ner Yisrael, Meir Tzvi Schuster was the antithesis of the salesman-type. Quiet, soft-spoken, naturally shy, even introverted, Reb Meir never spoke about himself; for that matter he didn’t speak much at all. You might consider what

he was doing as “selling” Judaism, but were you interviewing sales candidates you would exclude him first. Indeed, he would be the last person anyone would have selected for the demanding task of bringing young estranged Jews back to their Jewish roots. Reb Meir represented the ultimate paradox. Neither charismatic nor polished, neither urbane nor charming, he was in fact the exact opposite – reserved, taciturn, at times almost tongue-tied. Reb Meir was also genuinely modest and humble. Most implausibly, this diffident introvert would devote days and nights to the ultimate in “cold-calling” – persuading Jewish travelers to make a 180-degree shift in the direction of their lives. Incredibly a transformation came over this shy figure when it came to kiruv. The moment he spotted a Jewish backpacker the inhibitions disappeared. The timid, diffident introvert would wrench himself out of his naturally reticent persona and metamorphose into this single-minded, driven individual who did not blanch at intrepidly approaching total strangers. To engage modern, with-it, savvy young men and women in conversation – and then get them to change their direction in life and go to a seminary or yeshiva (!) – would be a daunting task for most of us. But astonishingly, the unsophisticated Rav Meir, clad in his yeshivish uniform of black suit, white shirt and tie, tzitzis suspended outside his pants, and black snapbrimmed fedora – this gauche, bearded rabbi resembling nothing less than the ultimate un-cool outsider – did what others could not. There was no hint that this unassuming man was a megastar,


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F E AT U R E Once when the Lubavitcher Rebbe was asked why there were shluchim all over the world, but not at the Kosel, the site visited by millions, he replied: “I have the best shaliach in the world at the Kosel, a man named Reb Meir Schuster.”

an astoundingly successful super-salesman who would overcome his shyness and inarticulateness to persuade many thousands into taking a first step out of their contemporary hedonistic lifestyles and into learning about their spiritual heritage, and eventually marrying and establishing observant, Torah-directed Jewish families. Reb Meir Schuster would become a legend and one of the most significant factors in the extraordinary growth of the teshuva movement in the late 20 th century. Rav Noach Weinberg, the great kiruv pioneer who founded Aish Hatorah, was fond of saying about the man who helped fill Aish with students, “Reb Meir Schuster is the best living proof that you don’t not have to be a polished kiruv professional in order to be successful in Jewish outreach. If Meir Schuster could do kiruv, anyone could.” However, while almost anyone can host non-observant Jews at their Shabbos table and inspire them to draw closer to Yiddishkeit, Reb Meir Schuster went further – he approached total strangers in the street and persuaded them to learn in yeshiva. What accounts for the incredible transformation? Reb Meir’s life’s directive was simply to serve G-d, to be an Eved Hashem. Ahavas Hashem, love of G-d, and Ahavas Yisroel, love for his fellow Jew, were central to this goal. He saw before him two consummate charges – to “place G-d before me always,” and to “love your fellows and draw them close to Torah.” Inspired by Rabi Akiva’s credo that loving one’s fellow is “the great rule of the Torah” Reb Meir had a passion for all Jews. He was actually pained when he met non-observant Jews. Viewing them as not-yet observant Jews, he determined to become the catalyst for their transformation. Reb Meir’s dedication was awesome. Virtually every moment of his days was devoted to kiruv. And I dare say his nights as well. Once I accompanied him at 2:30 a.m. to extricate a Texas woman

staying with a visiting church group in an Arab hotel on the Mount of Olives and place her in a kiruv institution. Reb Meir wouldn’t let anything stop him. He was single-minded; he understood that bringing young people to Yiddishkeit was the mandate of the time. After placing his students with families for Shabbos meals Friday evening he would start on his 40– minute walk from the Kosel to his home in Jerusalem’s Ezras Torah neighborhood. He would recite Kiddush well after most families had finished their meal. The extent to which Reb Meir would go to get someone into yeshiva – and to keep him there – was astonishing. When someone said that he couldn’t go to yeshiva or remain there because his return ticket date was expiring, Reb Meir would say he could get an extension on the return

date. And voila! – he would soon return clutching a new ticket, the return date six months later. They called him a miracle man. Perhaps he was. But unbeknown to them, whenever he promised students an “extension” through his “connections,” Reb Meir would come running. “Quick,” he would say, “I’ve got to buy a ticket for someone so he’ll stay in yeshiva, I need ____ dollars immediately. If not sooner,” he would add. Once when the Lubavitcher Rebbe was asked why there were shluchim all over the world, but not at the Kosel, the site visited by millions, he replied: “I have the best shaliach in the world at the Kosel, a man named Reb Meir Schuster.” On Rosh Chodesh Adar 1980, we moved into our home in Jerusalem’s Old City. I descended to the Western Wall. The tall, lanky, scraggly-bearded R. Schuster was easy to find – the Wall was his home. I introduced myself, saying I was at his service for any assistance he might need. Suddenly, he was gone. I mean literally – gone. He had pivoted on one foot and spun away like a top, speeding off in the direction of the Kosel, with nary a goodbye or an excuse me. I stood in astonishment, my mouth agape, as he swiftly, partly jogging, made a beeline for a young backpacker. Reb Meir engaged him in animated conversation, and then returned my way, the young man in tow. He slowed his stride as he passed, not to apologize or explain, mind you, but merely to mumble matter-of-factly that he was en route to Aish HaTorah. Once Reb Meir connected with you

he was relentless. He was always writing notes in his pad. If he had your phone number he would call you. Repeatedly. If he had your address, he wrote letters, urging you to return to Israel and learn. He was tenacious. Rabbi Eliezer Liff, the long time registrar at Neve Yerushalayim, relates that a former student told him how she repeatedly rejected Reb Meir’s blandishments, until he finally said, “What do I need to do to get you to sit in on some classes?” Sensing an opening to rid herself of the persistent Rabbi Schuster, she replied: “If you give me your black hat I’ll sit in on some classes.” Satisfied that she was done with him for good, she was shocked when Reb Meir quickly doffed his iconic hat and handed it to her. Having concluded a deal, she accompanied Rav Schuster to Neve Yerushalayim where she attended classes. She remained in Neve. More than 20 years later, now married and with a large, Torah observant family, she confided to Rav Liff: “I still have the hat!” A neighbor of mine, Mordechai R., told me how he had become baal teshuvah. During a year’s stay at an Israeli kibbutz in 1979, he visited the Wall. He was met by Reb Meir, who invited him to a yeshiva. Mordechai expressed interest, but said he had to get back to the kibbutz. At the Kosel two months later, Reb Meir again invited him to attend classes, and again Mordechai told him he would like to but didn’t have the time. When three months later the scenario repeated itself, Reb Meir asked, “Were you really honest Continued on page 14


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when you said at our previous meetings that you’d go to yeshiva but didn’t have the time?“ Mordechai shamefacedly admitted that he hadn’t told the truth. “Why?” Reb Meir asked plaintively. “Why weren’t you honest with me?” he asked. “I knew you wanted very much for me to go to yeshiva,” Mordechai replied, “and I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.” Whereupon Reb Schuster put his head to the Wall, his eyes closed as if praying. “I looked at him,” Mordechai recalls, and thought, “He cares, he really cares about me!” He said to Reb Meir, “I’ll go to the yeshiva with you.” They went to Ohr Sameyach. Mordechai left after 18 months, an observant young man. His life was transformed. As I said, kiruv was his life, his very essence. Sadly, the Schusters lost their 6-year-old daughter Yocheved Deena Feige (“Shatzy”) in an automobile accident. Reb Meir sent a sh’ailah to Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, “Since I am doing pikuach nefesh, the saving of lives, may I continue taking young Jews to yeshivos and seminaries?” Taken aback, Rav Elyashiv responded that his premise was halachically correct: doing kiruv takes precedence over sitting shiva. However, as no one would understand someone not sitting shivah for his daughter he must fulfill the mitzvah. Deeply moved by the sh’ailah,

Rav Elyashiv, although he rarely left his Torah learning, came to be menachem avel the Schuster family. That Shabbos, when mourning was forbidden, Reb Meir went to the Kosel and succeeded in persuading a young man to attend yeshiva. Reb Meir would leave his post at the Western Wall Plaza and go to the Kosel for Mincha or Maariv. A man of deep yir’as Shamayim, his davening was awesome. He immersed himself in it, davening with total kavana, as if in a personal dialogue with Hashem and oblivious to his surroundings. To witness Reb Meir davening Shmoneh Esrai or saying Birkat Hamazon was to participate in an awesome encounter with a higher dimension of prayer. He learned Torah every day. We had a daily chavrusa, and he learned with others as well. Often, after dropping off a young man at Aish Hatorah or Ohr Someyach he would sit down in the Beis Medrash and open a Gemara to learn. To enhance kiruv possibilities, Reb Meir rented apartments in the Old City that he converted into free student hostels, Heritage House. Unable to find either fund-raisers or an administrator who could raise serious money to fund his operations, the task devolved upon Reb Meir. Fortunately, he was a great fund-raiser, financing his operations virtually single-handedly, mostly from small contributors. How did he succeed when so-called professionals could not? The same relentless determination that

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enabled him to get total strangers on the street to yeshiva enabled him to raise the funds to make the kiruv possible. On several occasions, I traveled with Reb Meir to help raise funds. In Los Angeles, he stubbornly returned to people’s homes time and again when owners were out – until he found them in. He would not take no for an answer; he insisted in getting “partners” for his work in bringing Jewish youngsters back to their heritage. Almost always he walked out with a donation. When I joined him in Toronto, I was upset when we could not gain entry into the homes of several eminent philanthropists. Reb Meir shrugged off these rejections, taking them in his stride. He was never discouraged, he continued relentlessly forward, hour after hour. At the end of the day, by dint of sheer will and determination, he had collected a respectable sum, mostly in the form of small donations. When young backpackers stopped coming to Israel in large numbers in the year 2000, he turned to Israelis. He founded Shorashim, a program for secular Israelis including soldiers, with drop-in centers that featured music and Torah classes, workshops and study groups. The success of its first branch, in Jerusalem, prompted the opening of branches in Herzliyah, Haifa, Modiin and Pardes Chana. Hundreds of couples have met and married through Shorashim and have established observant Jewish families. Rav Aryeh Kaplan comments on the teaching of Chazal that he who rescues one Jewish soul is as if he has rescued an entire world. How can it be, he wonders,

that the rescue of one individual is equated with that of so many? He responds: One Jew marries another and they have two children, who in turn marry, and each of the two couples has two children. The four grow up and marry, etc. After 24 generations of 2 times 2, the total comes to 16,777,216. How many Jews are there in the world today? After the Holocaust, and due to the spiritual holocaust of assimilation and intermarriage, 13,000,000? Olam malei – an entire Jewish world! Now, what if it is not just 2 times 2, but 2 x 4, x 4? Or even more – many, many more? And what if some of them do kiruv, and those whom they are mekarev do kiruv? The numbers explode exponentially! Reb Meir was mekarev more than just two Jews, many thousands of times more. Thanks to Reb Meir Tzvi Schuster, many tens of thousands of their descendants are flourishing as religiously observant Jews – and they will produce many times their number in the years to come. One man, Reb Meir Tzvi Schuster, changed the future of the Jewish people. Yehi zichro baruch. *Family name has been changed. Michael Kaufman has been active in kiruv rechokim and founded Visiting Students Association, an outreach group for American university students studying in Israel. He worked closely with Reb Meir Schuster in the Old City of Jerusalem for more than 25 years. He is the author of eight books, the latest of which is “In One Era, Out the Other – A 20th-21st Century Memoir.”

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What’s His Problem? Once a month, I write this column, in which readers can write in with whatever questions they want, and I try to answer them to the best of my ability while also being as noncommittal to my answers as possible, in case of lawsuits. Th is we e k , I’m asking the questions for a change.

Dear Readers, Why don’t more people send in questions?

As you know, I’ve been writing this column for almost 3 years now, dispensing free advice. Sure, the advice isn’t any good, but it’s free. According to my editor, my article comes out on the second Friday of every month, which is weird, because The Jewish Press comes out on Wednesdays. And yes, people occasionally do write in with questions, or they hit me up on Facebook, or they call me during dinnertime. And no offense to them, but it’s always the same people. I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of people reading this column who aren’t writing in. I know you’re out there. I can hear you breathing. I don’t understand. People write in to, say, Dr. Yael, all the time: “Dear Dr. Yael, Are you on my insurance?” Well, I’m on your insurance. It’s not great insurance, but it covers me. Okay, so the difference is that I’m not an expert. I kind of just make up the answers. In fact, sometimes, if we really need to make a deadline, I make up the questions. Yes, I’m not a professional. I’m more like a friend who won’t get offended if you don’t take his advice. In fact, asking me is better than asking a friend, because I’m not going to follow up next time I see you. I don’t care if you’ve followed my advice. I’ve already forgotten that I gave you advice. Your friends, meanwhile, are always going to follow up, especially if you don’t want them to: “Hey, whatever happened with that

job interview that you were talking about nonstop for several weeks and then suddenly just stopped mentioning?” Also, a lot of people think that since this is a humor column, you’re not supposed to write in. I’m supposed to make up the questions. Thanks. I have to do everything around here? Why would I write questions and then also answer them, in a public forum? How messed up am I that I’m just talking to myself here, once a month, on a specific publication schedule with deadlines? Is it that you’re afraid I’ll make fun of your question? I don’t use your name anyway. I make up names, like “Confused from Flatbush.” Do you think your friends will say, “Hey, I know Confused from Flatbush! He davens in my shul! Backwards! He sits right in front of me.” It doesn’t really matter what the questions are. It could be something you were already discussing with your friends, and you just want a second opinion, but in a funny voice. You’re basically asking me to make jokes on a specific topic. People do that all the time. People come up to me on the street, and after we both establish that I’m actually Mordechai Schmutter, there’s a tremendous awkward silence, in which they’re waiting for me to be spontaneously funny, and I’m waiting for them to give me something to be spontaneously funny about. Sure, sometimes they say, “I have a topic for you.” And then they say a common noun: “Chairs.” “What?” “Chairs. Chairs are funny, right?” Maybe. Maybe the chairs you’re thinking of. But it’s a pretty broad word, and the chairs I’m thinking of at the moment aren’t that funny. They’re just sad. But if you narrow it down in the form of a question, like “I just collapsed a chair on the dais at my own wedding, what should I do?” then that’s a topic I could start thinking of jokes

You’re Asking

ME? MORDECHAI SCHMUT TER

about, usually sometime after you walk away. Hence this column. And no, I don’t expect you to stay there on the floor of the dais until the Wednesday preceding the second Friday of the month, waiting for me to get back to you about what you should do. But my answer is like when you have an argument with someone, and then the next week, in the shower, you suddenly think of ten things you should have said. That’s me. I make jokes to help you get over the disaster. But you don’t have to wait for disaster to strike. You can also ask me about basic facts, or even random observations that you’ve had, like, “How come when my wife asks me to remind her of something and we both forget, it’s my fault, but when I ask her to remind me of something and we both forget, it’s also my fault?” There’s no answer to that question, but that’s my problem, not yours. And speaking of writing in,

Dear Readers, What should I call my upcoming book?

So I’ve just been informed by my publisher that my next book is coming out this fall, Jewish Time, and the deadline for it is June. So I’d better start working on it. Luckily, it’s mostly going to be a collection of articles that have appeared here, or in Hamodia, or on Aish.com. It will also include some additional material, provided I can think of any. The question is, what should the book be called? I can’t just call it, “Another (Expletive) Collection of Mordechai Schmutter Articles,” can I? Also, what should we put on the cover? So in the past, I’ve reached out to my readers, asking them to think of a title, with a free book going to whoever sent in the one I’d eventually use. And I got an enormous number of responses, probably because I offered a prize. But this time, it happens to be that I already have a working title that I might go with. Someone sent it in for the last book

(Cholent Mix) after I’d already settled on a title (Cholent Mix, pay attention). The title that she sent was “Jewish Time,” named after the time period in which most of my articles are submitted, all of my books come out, and most of our simchas begin. But even if I go with this title, I need people to help me come up with a title for my next book, so that it could maybe come out when I first announce that it will, because to have the book after Jewish Time comes out in Jewish time will just be confusing to everyone. And of course, anyone who sends in a title that I end up using gets a free copy of… Well, we don’t have a name yet. That’s kind of the point. And in the meantime, I’m also looking for some other ideas for Jewish Time. An idea for the cover picture, for example. What would be a good cover for a book called Jewish Time that would convey the idea of the title, but also show that it’s a book of humorous articles and not a book about fitting Mincha into your workday? “Okay, conference call is over. It’s Jewish Time!” I’m also looking to put in some Jewish-time related bonus material. Do you have any funny stories involving instances of Jewish time that I can make fun of, possibly not using your real name, especially if it involves your wife? Or husband. Everyone who writes in with an idea that I use will be entered into a raffle to win a free copy of Jewish Time, assuming we call it Jewish Time. I’m still waiting for the publisher to approve that title. Got a question for “You’re Asking Me?” Oh, thank goodness.

Mordechai Schmutter is a monthly humorous-advice columnist for The Jewish Press and the author of four books, all published by Israel Book Shop. He also has humor columns and comic strips in several other publications, and does freelance writing and stand-up comedy for hire. You can send any questions, comments, or ideas to MSchmutter@gmail.com or post them on his Facebook page.


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The Sweetener Debate: What To Use And Why

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hat to use to sweeten your food is a popular subject, given that so many people have an affinity for sweets, and it’s widely known that refined sugar is one of the worst foods you can eat. You have to be cautious when choosing an alternative, though, because some may actually be worse for you than the real thing, including some sweeteners that are widely regarded as “healthy” but in reality are anything but. Here is a basic summary of the best and worst sweeteners. The best: Stevia/Truvia Sugar alcohols (such as xylitol) Honey The worst: Aspartame Sucralose (Splenda) Fructose (Such as Agave) Let’s start with the worst and analyze why these sweeteners should be avoided. Aspartame is a synthetic chemical composed of three ingredients – two amino acids and a methyl ester bond. Aspartame is the ingredient found in NutraSweet. It is also found in Equal, Spoonful, AminoSweet, Benevia, NutraTaste, Canderel, and many popular “diet” foods and beverages. Aspartame can lead to birth defects, cancer and weight gain. It has also been linked to brain tumors. Aspartame is metabolized by your body into both wood alcohol (a poison) and formaldehyde (which embalms tissue and is not eliminated through the normal waste filtering done by your liver and kidneys). Sucralose (Splenda) is a synthetic chemical created in a laboratory. In the five-step patented process of making sucralose, three chlorine molecules are added to one sucrose (sugar) molecule. Now, your body

has no enzymes to break down this covalently bound chloride. Why would it? It never existed in nature, so the human body never had a reason to address it. And since it’s not broken down and metabolized by your body, they can claim it to be non-caloric – essentially, it’s supposed to pass right through you. However, the research (which is primarily extrapolated from animal studies) indicates that about 15 percent of sucralose is in fact absorbed into your digestive system, and ultimately stored in your body. You’ve probably heard the claims that the FDA has reviewed over 100 studies on Splenda and are satisfied that it’s a safe product, but what you don’t hear is that most of those studies were on animals, and that they actually revealed plenty of problems! For example, some of these studies revealed: Decreased red blood cells – a sign of anemia – at levels above 1,500 mg/kg/day. Increased male infertility by interfering with sperm production and vitality, as well as brain lesions at higher doses. Enlarged and calcified kidneys. Spontaneous abortions in nearly half the rabbit population given sucralose, compared to zero aborted pregnancies in the control group. A 23 percent death rate in rabbits, compared to a six percent death rate in the control group. Only two human trials on sucralose were completed and published prior to the FDA approval, and these two trials included a total of just 36 human subjects. Worse yet, the longest running trial lasted only four days, and looked at sucralose in relation to tooth decay, not human tolerance. As for determining the absorption into the human body, a mere eight men were studied. Based on that singular human study, the FDA allowed the findings to be generalized as being representative

of and regarded as “safe” for the entire human population! Fructose (like Agave) is a bad sweetener which masquerades as a healthy one. It really is only toxic in large doses taken chronically. Just as smoking a few cigarettes will likely not cause lung cancer, small doses of fructose are not an issue since it is a natural sugar found in all fruits. However, when it is consumed in doses that most people use, which is 500% of the dose that people consumed in pre-industrial times, then metabolic toxicity occurs. At these dosages I believe it is likely more toxic than even artificial sweeteners. Agave has a higher fructose content than any commercial sweetener – ranging from 70 to 97 percent, depending on the brand. Part of what makes fructose so unhealthy is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar. The entire burden of metabolizing fructose falls on your liver, and it promotes a particularly dangerous kind of body fat, namely adipose fat. This is the fat type of fat that collects in your abdominal region and is associated with a greater risk of heart disease. Further, fructose: 1. Tricks your body into gaining weight by fooling your metabolism, as it turns off your body’s appetite-control system. Fructose does not appropriately stimulate insulin, which in turn does not suppress ghrelin (the “hunger hormone”) and doesn’t stimulate leptin (the “satiety hormone”), which together result in you eating more and developing insulin resistance, which is not only an underlying factor of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but also many cancers. 2. Rapidly leads to weight gain and abdominal obesity (“beer belly”), decreased HDL, increased LDL, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood sugar, and high blood pressure—i.e., classic metabolic syndrome. Better options include: Xylitol. Sugar alcohols such as xylitol are not as sweet as sugar, but they contain fewer calories. One reason that sugar alcohols provide fewer calories than sugar is that they are not completely absorbed into your body. Because of this, eating many foods containing sugar alcohols can lead to abdominal gas and diarrhea. Xylitol does not spike blood sugar much at all. Pure xylitol also does not usually produce gas or bloating. So in moderation, some sugar alcohols can be a better choice than highly refined sugar, artificial sweeteners,

agave, or high fructose corn syrup. Of the various sugar alcohols, xylitol is one of the best. When it is pure, the potential side effects are minimal, and it actually comes with some benefits such as fighting tooth decay. All in all, I would say that xylitol is reasonably safe, and potentially even a mildly beneficial sweetener. Note that xylitol is toxic to dogs and some other pets. Honey. High-quality honey contains natural antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Unfortunately, most of the honey eaten today has been heavily processed. Like most foods that have been chemically refined, many of the healthful benefits have been reduced or eliminated. Commercial honey is often treated with an excessive heating process that can destroy some of the critical natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. If you do consume honey, make sure it is unprocessed Manuka honey, which has such potent antibacterial properties that it is now being used in medical products such as wound dressings. However, remember that all honey is very high in fructose, so it would be best to limit your use of even Manuka honey to less than one teaspoon per day. Raw honey is another option but doesn’t have the same potent antibacterial properties. This would give you about 20 grams of fructose and leave you with a little room for a healthy serving of fresh fruit, or some of the inevitable fructose that is added to so many other foods that you normally eat. Stevia. The herb stevia is one of my favorite options for an occasional sweetener. It’s a safe, natural plant that’s has been around for over 1,500 years and is ideal if you’re watching your weight, or if you’re maintaining your health by avoiding sugar. It is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar and truly has virtually no calories. Many complain about a bitter aftertaste with stevia, but this is typically related to the processing. Truvia is a brand name of Stevia and is essentially the same, although some people prefer the taste of Truvia. As always, ask your doctor or nutritionist for guidance in choosing the right way to sweeten food for yourself. In the case of someone who is nursing or pregnant, artificial sweeteners should be avoided at all costs. Tanya Rosen is the co-owner of Shape Fitness in Flatbush. She is a certified nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and aerobics instructor, and is the creator of the SHAPE FITNESS KOSHER WORKOUTS DVD, available in Judaica stores or online at www.shapefitnessgym.com. Tanya can be reached at tanyashape@ gmail.com


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TEENS & TWENTIES Articles, poems and essays for this page should be e-mailed to teens@jewishpress.com

Your attitude is your altitude; It determines how high you fly.

Camp Your Own Kind Of Beauty By Aliza Mayer The cliché is, “Beauty is in the eye of the blind and deaf, and yet she found beauty in beholder.” Is there any real meaning to that? her experiences. She had a positive outlook The expression simply says that beauty has towards life and became a great motivator. Beauty is not just the way one looks, but no set meaning, definition, or even value for that matter. Beauty can be found anywhere rather, the way it makes one feel. Beauty is the – from an amazing sunrise to an individual calmness one feels when driving, and another helping a homeless person, to someone lost driver lets you pass on a merge, or doesn’t cut you off. Similarly, when a in thought. Each indiperson assists you when vidual may interpret you leave the grocery the idea of beauty for store or helps you pick himself. Admit it: up your groceries off you’ve known somethe ground. one who at one time Beauty and ugliness did something weird Beauty is not always are two concepts that or whacky for beaucan’t be accepted without ty, you may have even seen, but felt by each other. Without acceptdone something yourself. the heart ing something as ugly, we The definition of beauty is wouldn’t be able to visualize a quality in a person or thing what real beauty it is. It is an that gives pleasure to the senses, indivisible combination, like good or that pleasurably exalts the mind and bad, black and white, or evil and or spirit. kindness. “Everything has beauty but The definition of beauty differs with not everyone can see it,” said Confucius. the person’s age, culture, and way of thinking. A sight of beauty for a five-year-old boy Confucius was right, beauty is not easy to is his trucks and train, whereas for a girl the see, most of the time it is somewhere hidden most beautiful thing is her dolls. For Japanese, deep inside. Very often an ugly and scary thing is white skinned people are beautiful, while for American, browned skinned people are beau- judged because its beauty wasn’t found or tiful. An uplifting saying goes, “A beautiful understood. So was darkness at first. Darkness smile is your best accessory.” To have a smile is very beautiful. During a dark time, we can on your face is a universal feature of beauty, admire and enjoy the things we are not able to however many cultures have managed to form when it is bright and light. For example stars their own idea of perfect teeth. In the Western and fireflies. Beauty is how you perceive and see yourworld today, a beautiful smile would consist of porcelain white, perfectly aligned, flawless self, not how others perceive you. More people teeth, whereas in Japan, women pay to have need to have the confidence to know that there is no one true definition to beauty, because their perfect teeth disarranged. “Beauty is not always seen, but felt by everyone perceives it differently. So go out into the heart, ” said Hellen Keller. She was born the world today knowing you are beautiful.

By Samuel Shmuel Simcha Magaseyev Age 11 Hitler had trapped, Innocent people, He made them starve, He made them barf, But he didn’t let them lose hope Day after day, They starved and dreamed, Many had died, Some had enough will to survive, Watching them die made the Nazis have fun Life was pain, A hard game, People dying at every moment, Trapped in infinity, The place were not even someone with the most courage can escape They fought their way through, Every day through this endless pain, Only some could prevail, Others could not, People tried and tried but didn’t understand, They had to believe, they could not sleep, The Nazis thought they were stronger, but they were a fruit fly’s flying around an apple They had no power, but fear, They had no mind, but Hitler’s madhouse of a dream down every corner of their mind, They had no self-control; they were meat in a mixer, One by one they would come, Dressed in their scary uniform, All with the same game, They were crazy, With no self control, The Nazis had tried but they failed, People found their way through the dark, They opened their eyes and thought, Life is meant for living, Under any circumstances, Under any pain, Under life after death, After torture, After Any pain, You can prevail, You can live, You can Survive


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After the Darkness BY RACHEL SCHORR Esther gets a phone call from Nechama; Mrs. Farkash is totally frustrated by Esther’s behavior.

Bayla and Esther share an unpleasant meeting.

“And I already explained to her that dicing a fresh salad to add to the chickenthat’s not the reason at all.” Tzipora felt and-rice supper, hoping that Yoel would be strange defending her actions to a four- several minutes late and she’d be ready here’s nothing to get teen-year-old. “Whatever. Nechama, it in time. Even though she knew he didn’t ne.” doesn’t matter now. I know that you want- mind, she hated making her husband wait ed to speak to her, so I let you, but as you for supper and always tried to have the ason, she thinks that can see, she’s not cooperating. It’s time to table set and supper piping hot when he “I didn’t dream that this girl wasreturned Mrs. She—” move on.” from work. Farkash shifted uncomfortably. ma, enough, okay?” “I want her to come home.” her good fortune, Yoel was slightly such a…” Bayla came to a halt, unable to To “Of I ready remember, . “I want her to come home, too, even delayed, socourse supper was by the timeBayla. You’re ink she’ll have it bet- up more than you.” Tzipora’s voice caught in he entered. The house was sparkling, conjure a word that would adequately my only daughter, afterthe all. How could her throat and tears formed in her eyes. younger children were tucked into bed, encapsulate her experiences with Esther. I forget? But what does that have to do ut don’t worry, she’ll She’d never dreamed that she’d lose her and Nechama was busy doing homework st a matter of time.” Esther, and certainly not like this… room. Everything was quiet. It was “If I had known, I would have tried to doin her with whatever is going on now?” ve the room when she She left the room in a hurry, hoping a pleasant silence, but also sad, though nest voice once again. Nechama to ignore troubling resomething abouthadn’t it.” noticed her tears, and Tzipora tried Bayla took that another breath, even deepknow…” the girl be- started to hurry the kids into the shower. alization. “Oh yes? Such as what? Bear in more mind “How er than the Yoel first. For once, the nighttime routine went are you?” greeted her with k around to that face her. usual, and Tzipora discovsmile and then stopped in his she issmoothly ratherthan taken aback by your sud-a warm “Mommy, do you remember everyered that she hardly had to raise her voice tracks, feigning astonishment. “That’s it? t I should babysit to keep things in bed?” denand appearance – asmoving. I am too, I might add.Everyone’s thing.already I mean, everything?” … it’s strange. She’s Daniel headed into the shower word“Everyone, except for Nechama, of It’s usually better to warn all.” lessly. He was slightlypeople reserved,before but course.” The unexpected question transported throat constrict. She up Tzipora to squeeze a smile out of “She helped you pull things together?” turning on managed their doorstep.” Mrs. Farkash several decades back into ain to Nechama once him. The little ones followed quickly after, “Sure.” Baylaand shot hera mother going on. Otherwise, within short spaceaofstunned, time, every-inItthe waspast. impossible to miss the tranquilpitted against her, one was in pajamas. Five minutes later ity in the air. jured look. Never had she imagined that Their beautiful daughter, their pride n worse than they al- the house was pleasantly quiet, with the “What happened?” he asked, but all in bed, some others didn’t reply. She didn’t of have to, be-eye. Their one what waschildren supposed to be a reading, pleasant sur-Tzipora and joy, the apple their jor tests coming up. already fast asleep and far away in dream- cause both knew the answer. Esther was prise would turnsilence out seemed anything likecalm this. gone.and e troublemakers, and land. The to radiate She wasn’t to stir upHow trouble. only there daughter. they’d wanted l manage to get any and tranquility. Finally, the house was peaceful, tranquil, oblivious to like herthedaughthe world for her! And how blind they’d she keeps an eyeApparently on The kitchen still looked after- serene. hth grade and of a natural disaster, but Tzipora Tzipora throat, trying to husband had ter’svery hurtmath feelings, Mrs. Farkash motioned been! cleared Whather was it that her e has a tremendous managed to restore order in less than f- overcome the scorching pain inside. for Bayla to minutes. sit down to her the But k and tests which she teen With next the counters andon table said later? “However hard this seems, what hurt her most of all was the n’t you think that’s a cleared and the floor swept, she began pain in Yoel’s eyes. living room sofa. “And what did Meir this is what Hashem has decreed. This is ” hama sounded genuhave to say about your sudden trip?” she Schorr where He wanted to lead us.” By Rachel

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“Has something happened?” asked her mother in alarm. “Is it something with one of your children? Is that why you seem so distraught?” “No.” Bayla twisted her hands nervously into the material of her skirt. “With Meir then?” Here, the tone was more delicate. “No!” “Is there another problem?” “Yes.” Even Bayla realized that she sounded like a five-year-old, not a grown woman of fifty-five, but her feelings were so muddled and confused that she didn’t know how to express them. They sat silently, side by side, for several moments, before Bayla took a deep breath and forced the words out. “Mommy, do you remember what happened at the time of my shidduch? Do you remember the day when you first told me about Meir?”

tion, but, as Chazal say, “In the way that January 31, 2014 man wishes to go, he is led.” They had followed the path leading to the Shechters virtually blindly. Were they really free of all blame? When everything seems so ideal, surely that is the time to wonder: Does something lie under the carpet, tucked away far from prying eyes? They had only seen sweetness and light, and, to be honest, that was also all they had heard. Everyone they asked praised Meir to the skies as a masmid, a baal chesed, with fine middos… And Breindel and her husband, who had themselves so longed for a large family, had been impatient to see their Bayla married with children of her own. Finally there would be laughter, vitality, an abundance of life in their lives. And, there had never been the slightest doubt that the young couple would live nearby… Those days had been so wonderful and sweet, virtually a dream come true.

But then the dreams had shattered, one after the next. How many months was it after their marriage that the first blow had fallen? Breindel could even envision the look on her daughter’s face as she told her parents of the developments far away in America that meant that she and her new husband would have to cross the ocean – temporarily, of course… No, Bayla hadn’t wanted to leave, and neither had Meir, who had repeatedly told anyone willing to listen of his intense desire to remain in Eretz Yisrael and build his family there, despite the fact that his entire extended family lived in the New York area. Indeed, that was one of the things that had endeared him to Breindel – he was willing to give up the comforts of family life in order to remain in Eretz Hakodesh. But it was not to be. An ominous feeling filled Breindel’s heart, and she clearly remembered what she had told her husband: “Chaim, I’m telling you, it’s not going to be just a temporary thing. Meir’s not just leaving Yerushalayim; he’s leaving kollel, too. He won’t return to kollel, and they won’t return here.” A shudder had passed through her as she uttered the words, but she had wanted to shake her husband out of his bubble of eternal optimism and force him to face what she was sure were the facts. “What makes you say that?” Her husband had been shocked, and had refused to accept her way of seeing things. “I just know it.” Why hadn’t she explained how she knew it? Some things simply could not be said. Some emotions are better kept under wraps, especially when revealing them will only hurt the person listening to the outburst. Chaim had once himself been a proud kollel yungerman. Once, he had prided himself on never missing a day, not even a seder, and barely an hour or even a half of an hour. But then, money matters reared their ugly head. His kollel closed down for lack of funds, and although he was quickly accepted into another one, the stipend was significantly less than what he had received before. With no other option, he chose to look for part-time employment,

and soon found a position for a few afternoons a week. Then, those few afternoons morphed into a whole week’s worth of afternoons, and when money became tight again, the oh-so logical conclusion reached was to leave kollel entirely and work full-time. One who leaves kollel almost never returns… but it had been Breindel’s dream, and the dream she had instilled in her daughter, that her son-in-law not fall into the same traps. He would learn full-time, he would actualize his potential; he would somehow make ends meet without entering the workforce… Who had been more disappointed: Breindel or Bayla? Breindel knew without a doubt that her own anguish far surpassed that of her daughter. She was looking into the future through the cold prism of reality, whereas her daughter was still wearing rose-tinted glasses. Bayla still chose to believe that things could revert to the way they had once been, but Breindel, with her greater life experience, knew that one could never turn the clock back. “You worry too much,” Chaim had insisted. “You’ll see, they’ll go for a year or two, max, but then they’ll be back. What will Bayla do in America?” “You’re right that Bayla has nothing there, but Meir has everything. His family, his parents’ factory, a good job waiting for him...” “Breindel, don’t worry! Hashem will help.” And Chaim had returned to his comfortable way of seeing things, leaving Breindel to conjure up all kinds of scenarios for the future. But if she had truly been able to foresee what still lay ahead of them, would she have been able to withstand the challenges? Impossible to know. Trials and tribulations had followed one after the next. And now Bayla was asking if she remembered… Bayla’s disappearance from her life had been nothing less than a tragedy, and tragedies are not remembered, but rather experienced, experienced every day anew. Wept over every day anew. And there are some tragedies whose repercussions are felt for an eternity.


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FA M I LY F U N P A G E

Language Corner How Many Words Can You Find?

slits snit [agitated] lie lies nit nits nib nibs

bite bites blet [decay of fruit] blin [a blintze – yes, really!] zein [a simple protein] ti [a musical note] sin list silt bine [plant stem]

Answer: There are fore [four] in front, and two behind. [“fore” means in front, and is a homonym for “four”]

[All words are found in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary]  

Question: How can you show that a horse has six legs?

and found 25 new words. How many can you find? Remember: letters can only be used as many times as they appear in the original word!

bile bise [a cold wind] bize [bise[ bis [twice] ben [an inner room] en [a printer’s letter] in is li [Chinese unit of distance] it its si [musical note] tile tiles

Submitted by G. Carlson, NYC

B L I N T Z E S line lines

Y N N FU S E N O B

Shavuos isn’t too far away. Lois Greene rearranged the letters of the word

I found another 32 words. Did you find any more? be bit es [a type of curve]; sit net nets

Send YOUR jokes, riddles, parsha and Torah questions, recipes, pictures and more to magazine@jewishpress.com or mail to Happy Klein, Arzei HaBira 49, Apt. 32, Jerusalem, Israel.

By Lois Greene Stone Pittsford, NY  

Thoughts to Ponder Question: Where did Washington go when he was 49 years old?

The Zohar says: Even the greatest tzaddik is harshly punished if he speaks evil of Israel! So let’s really be careful with our tongues!

Answer: tin tins bin bins size lint lie lies best lest nest zest bet bets let lets slit

Parents and Kids!

Answer: Into his 50th year


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KIDS STORY

BY B. MYNDI

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o matter where the rebbe told Eli to sit, trouble seemed to follow. There were many good things you could say about Eli. He was good at sports, and had a head for Gemara. He helped his mother on Friday afternoons and he loved his nephews. But there was one very ugly thing nobody dared say to his face. Eli was a big, strong bully. Eli had mastered the art of the footalways-tripping-up-an-unsuspecting-kid so that no matter where he was, somehow, somewhere, someone always tripped over Eli’s foot that had magically appeared out of nowhere. At the end of seventh grade, Chaim slipped and fell, jerking back to save himself from the lighting quick outthrust foot that materialized directly in front of him on the lunch line. His arm reached out frantically to cushion his fall, but slammed instead on the floor as it twisted under the tangle of his feet, spilled soup and mashed potatoes, leaving him in a cast for the better part of the summer, unable to join the summer leagues. Eli, of course, apologized, and his parents paid for the hospital bills, but everyone knew Eli just didn’t care. Because if he cared, he would stop sticking his foot into everyone’s way and nobody would have to be on guard against his bullet-like foot. When Eli returned from camp after the miserable summer of Chaim’s cast, the menahel called him into his office. “Eli,” Rabbi Frankel asked, “Is there a way we can work together to control your foot so that it can stay at your side, where it belongs? Another incident like that with Chaim will seriously jeopardize your chances to be accepted into any high

school.” Eli stood there, his hand in his pockets, face scowling, his toe digging into the worn carpet that lined the menahel’s office. “Nobody believes me,” he said. “I’m not doing it on purpose!” Rabbi Frankel waited. “I don’t know what is wrong with my foot,” Eli burst out. “It’s like it has a mind of its own! I’m sitting at my desk, or on line to go down for mincha, and if someone gets into my line of sight, it just goes bam! Pow!” The menahel looked at Eli, waiting silently. But Eli had nothing more to say. He was sick of everyone blaming him for something he just couldn’t help. The night before, his parents had a very grim meeting with him. They too were concerned about his behavior. “This can’t go on,” his father had

“Nobody ever got hurt,” Eli mumbled defensively. “Until Chaim. And that was a mistake. I didn’t mean it.” “Causing someone to stumble and fall, embarrassing them, is almost as bad as hurting them physically,” his mother said. Eli felt sick to his stomach standing there in front of Rabbi Frankel, remembering his mother’s words. He wished someone would understand that he really didn’t mean to do it. He didn’t remember how it all started, but when he was a little kid, taller than the other boys in his class, somehow his foot was always in the aisle because there was no room for it under his desk. And kids would fall over his feet. And get angry with him. Somehow, he made it into a game, sticking his feet out on purpose, so that instead of

Causing someone to stumble and fall, embarrassing them, is almost as bad as hurting them physically.

said firmly. “You are almost bar mitzvah and it’s simply unacceptable to hurt other people. Chaim’s summer was ruined. You are hurting yourself most of all.”

b e ing laughed at for his long feet, they would just get angry. And then he would be able to laugh at them when they looked so funny as they fell over. Somewhere along the way, his foot just started to think for itself. He would be minding his own business, concentrating on his Gemara, when out of the corner of his eye he would notice Yanky getting up to ask the rebbe a question, and as Yanky would pass by his seat, boom! His foot would suddenly wake up and shoot out into the aisle, tripping Yanky. First everyone would laugh, and then when they realized how Eli had struck again, there would be angry grumbles and the rebbe would take action. Action usually meant that Eli was sent to the menahel’s office where he would get another boring lecture. “I can’t help it,” Eli mumbled again to Rabbi Frankel, who just sighed and said, “Eli, you are a very talented, bright boy. Please use your energy for positive things. It is possible to control your thoughts and your foot, if only you cared enough to try.” Eli didn’t think so. He thought everyone else should try to keep away from his foot if they knew what was good for them. When the menahel sent Eli back to class, Eli kicked his briefcase to his new seat, and sat down angrily, feeling isolated and alone. His angry feelings lasted all week, and when Friday came, he was glad to get out early from cheder and run his mother’s Shabbos errands. At least his itching foot could get a rest. “Can I deposit my birthday money into my bank account?” Eli asked his mother


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KIDS STORY Am I crazy? Do I really want to stick my foot out and have this robber stumble over it, his gun going off right near me?

before leaving the house. “You have time,” his mother agreed. “It’s a long Friday afternoon. Go ahead. Just don’t forget to do your errands first before the stores close.” Armed with his list, and the $100 from his grandparents, Eli flew around the avenue. His arms laden with shopping bags carrying challah and cake, stuff from the deli, nosh and two glass bottles of grape juice, Eli finally made it to the bank fifteen minutes before closing time. Bankbook in hand, Eli stood on one of the four lines as it snaked its way forward. The bank was crowded, and he recognized Mr. Cohen from his shul waiting on the line behind him. His arms were breaking from the heavy bags, but he held on tightly as the line kept moving. He tried to ignore the seeping liquid, and he wondered worriedly if he had closed the container with the sour pickles tightly enough in his rush to get to the bank before closing. Suddenly, out of the corner of his eye, a movement caught his attention. He watched, without conscious awareness of what he was witnessing, as a man dressed in a business suit, his face shielded by a low brimmed hat and dark sunglasses, stood at

the first teller. There was a loud noise that startled everyone as the man whirled around, a black bag bulging in his left hand and a gun pointed straight out from his right. A terrified gasp swept the bank as everyone froze in fear. “Don’t anyone move,” the bank robber snarled, and headed straight for the door waving his gun menacingly around as he broke into a brisk jog heading for freedom. Eli stood in line, the line that wove directly in the path of the bank robber’s escape. As if choreographed perfectly, the entire line took a step to their left to leave the entrance wide open for the robber. Nobody wanted to get killed. An impulsive spark of electricity swept through Eli’s right foot, and he almost jerked it out towards the robber, when he checked himself. A fleeting thought raced through his head, “Am I crazy? Do I really want to stick my foot out and have this robber stumble over it, his gun going off right near me?” And his foot quivered just a moment and then the split second thought was followed rapidly by another, “Yes!” Eli’s foot shot out, cleanly as a bullet, and the robber collapsed onto the floor, his arms

flailed out, his hand moving in a downward pull towards the floor, entangling in the handles of Eli’s shopping bags, yanking them down with him as he fell. The grape juice shattered with a crash. Eli watched in mesmerized fascination as the pickles slopped to the ground through the wet, torn bag and the chickpeas tumbled out. He definitely had not closed the containers properly, he thought wryly. As the robber struggled to regain his footing, he fell again in the slippery mess of squashed arbis, and smeared, wet kokosh cake, its chocolate oozing out of the paper bags. The sirens began blaring as the robber screamed, “My hand! My ankle!” and as the security guards came running with guns drawn, the robber stared in horrified disbelief at his arm that dangled at a twisted angle, obviously broken in the fall; his ankle blowing up alarmingly to twice its original size. “Young man!” exclaimed the security guard to Eli, “what quick and brave thinking!” The robber was handcuffed to a stretcher and wheeled away, and as the police shouted in megaphones, “Please evacuate the bank at this time,” everyone crowded around Eli, slapping him on the back, and congratulating him on his daring and quick-witted action. Mr. Cohen pushed his way to Eli. “I saw what happened,” he said. “I saw how you hesitated a fraction of a second before you stuck out your foot there. And I saw how your foot did the most unbelievable trick I’ve ever seen! Young man, if I would be your father, I would be very proud of what you did today.” The man surveyed the damage to Eli’s bags that were still hanging from his hands, torn and wet. “I think you need to get some shopping done for Shabbos, no?” and as he smiled at Eli, he peeled off some bills and said, “Here. Go get what you need.”

Before Eli knew what was happening, he found himself surrounded by grateful customers, all giving him money. Eli stood there stunned, his hands clutching a fistful of bills, protesting weakly, “No, no. I didn’t really do anything—” but slowly, everyone was hustled out of the bank, and Eli was left alone with the policeman, who had called his parents to let them know what happened and that he was needed to answer just a few questions. When Eli’s father picked him up, Eli was very quiet. They walked through the doors and made their way to the car. His father said, “I hear you were very brave.” “Tatty,” Eli said slowly, trying to unstick the words glued to his throat, “I stuck out my foot and the robber tripped. He broke his hand and maybe even his ankle. The Shabbos food dropped and smooshed and that’s what made it even harder for him to get up and run.” “Hm,” said his father. “Tatty?” said Eli, his face burning with shame, “My foot didn’t move by itself. I made it happen.” Eli’s father reached out and put his hand on his shoulder as they continued walking. “Must have been very funny to watch,” his father said smiling. Eli looked up at his father and began laughing too. “You should have seen that guy’s face! He didn’t know what hit him!” It felt good to laugh. It felt even better when Eli used his birthday money to buy Chaim the set of Shas he wanted for his bar mitzvah. Eli’s foot still tingled but not that often because when it did, he got the itch out by playing footsie with the soccer ball, kicking a ball back and forth across the aisle to Chaim when the teacher wasn’t looking.


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Rav Naftali Of Ropshitz Galicia was able to boast three giants of the chassidic movement who lived during the same period of time. They were Reb Meir of Parmishlon, Reb Tzvi Hirsh of Rimanov, and Rav Naftali of Ropshitz. The latter especially was famous for the sharpness of his mind. His father, Rav Menachem Mendel, the rabbi of Liska, had married the daughter of the great gaon, Rav Yitzhak Halevi Horowitz, spiritual leader of the great Torah centers of Altona and Hamburg, who was, ironically, one of the staunchest Misnagdim (opponents of Chassidisim). Yet, it was his grandson who was to become one of the leaders of the chassidic movement. Rav Naftali was born the day that the Baal Shem Tov passed away, on the holiday of Shavuos, in the year 5520. He was not only a chassidic rabbi but also a great Torah scholar blessed with a sharp mind and wit – traits he inherited from his father, Rav Menachem Mendel.

(a night of safeguarding) and all the little children would come to the home of the newborn child and say the Shema. Following this, they would all be given candy and sweets. One day, a bris was to be held in a certain house in Liska, and little Naftali and the other youngsters hurried over. They all said the Shema and Naftali, especially, said it with a great fervor and in a loud voice.

As A Child His cleverness was apparent even as a young child. It was the custom in Galicia that the night before a bris milah was set aside as leyl shimurim

Cutting His Nails Rav Naftali could not resist a humorous situation, especially when it involved debunking unnecessary mysticism. It happened one Friday

Extra Portion Later, the father gave out sweets to the children and wanted to give Naftali a double portion. But the little boy refused, saying: “My father taught me that a person should never show preference to one boy over the others since this leads to jealousy.” After a few moments, however, when all the portions were handed out, Naftali came over to the man and asked for a second piece. “What is this?” asked the man. “I offered you a double portion before and you refused. Now, why did you change your mind?” “I did not change my mind,” answer the little boy. “Before, when you were giving out the portions, I thought that only one child had been born. I just learned that there were twins, so this calls for a double share for everyone.”