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My Tom Friedman Problem By Uri Kaufman It is a fundamental precept of the tourism business that success depends on making sure that people see what they come to see. Observers of the Thomas Friedman phenomenon know that it can be a wildly successful formula in journalism as well. The career that has wracked up three Pulitzer Prizes began in earnest in 1982 when Friedman, then 28, was in Beirut to cover the First Lebanon War for The New York Times. The young reporter quickly catapulted himself to the front ranks of American journalism for his coverage of the massacre perpetrated by Christian Phalange militiamen in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. Lebanon had experienced larger massacres before Sabra and Shatila, but this time Israeli troops were posted nearby, so the world was mesmerized with the question of what they knew of the atrocities and when they knew it. Tom Friedman never had any doubts. Here’s how he described the events in his bestseller From Beirut to Jerusalem:

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Jewish Press Israel Correspondent Modiin, Israel – As elite IDF units continue to comb the length and breadth of Judea, Samaria and Palestinian Authority-controlled areas in the West Bank searching for the kidnapped Mekor Haim Yeshiva High School students – 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel (some news outlets are spelling the name “Frenkel”), both 16 – Israeli officials seem to be stymied by an apparent lack of communication between the kidnappers and the Israeli security apparatus. The three teens are believed to have been abducted near Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion area last week. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were no ransom demands or videos claiming responsibility for the abduction.

Israeli TV news reports speculated that the kidnapping was probably carried out by a Hamas unit operating in the Hebron region but without the authorization of the main Hamas leadership in Gaza. Hamas leaders in Gaza were quick to announce the abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit but were caught off guard by the latest West Bank incident, as Gaza’s leaders first denied their involvement but then threw their support behind the abduction without revealing any information concerning who was involved. (Meanwhile, Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror units fired rockets at several Israeli cities during the past few days, eliciting an aerial bombardment by the Israel Air Force, which attacked numerous terror targets across Gaza.) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned that Israel

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Israeli soldiers did not see innocent civilians being massacred and they did not hear the screams of innocent children going

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Jews from across Israel’s political and religious spectrums gathered at the Kotel on Sunday for a massive prayer rally for the safe return of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers. See story, above.

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(Continued from Front Page) is preparing a harsh response against Hamas and other terror organizations in the West Bank, Gaza and beyond in order to smash terrorist infrastructures in the region. The IDF is also facing a growing threat from Hizbullah and al Qaeda groups operating across the border in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. Hundreds of Hamas politicians and activists have been rounded up and jailed by Border Police and IDF units throughout the West Bank over the past week. If the abductors’ goal was to force Israeli author-

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According to his aunt, Naftali was heading home a week ago Thursday evening in order to study for an end-of-school-year biology exam. She said, “We feel like we’ve been receiving a big hug from everyone. I know that everyone is doing everything possible in Israel and outside. It’s a big help.” Nof Ayalon is a religious, agricultural yishuv that is home to more than 400 families and is located amid the pastoral beauty of the biblical Ayalon Valley. A resident who sits on the local town council told Israeli television, “As a rule this is a quiet, close-knit community that doesn’t seek any kind of publicity whatsoever. However, we are now obligated to show the world who we are and the kinds of people who live here. The residents of Nof Ayalon

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President Obama congratulated Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin on his election as president of Israel. “Over more than six decades, the United States and Israel have developed a unique relationship based on shared democratic values, our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security, and our partnership in scientific research and innovative technology,” the president said in a statement released by the White House. “President-elect Rivlin has a long and dedicated record of public service and we look forward to continued strong ties, to the benefit of both our nations, under Mr. Rivlin’s presidency,” Obama said. In his statement, Obama praised outgoing President Shimon Peres and said he looked forward to seeing Peres when he receives the Congressional Gold Medal later this month. — Jewish Press staff

Demonstrators show solidarity with the kidnapped Israeli teens outside the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan on Monday.

ities to release long-serving Palestinian prisoners, the effort backfired as Israeli forces are quickly rolling up what was left of Hamas in the West Bank and are reportedly contemplating the overthrow of the Hamas leadership in Gaza should harm come to the three teenagers. The latest round of violence against Israeli citizens began nearly a month and a half ago when unknown assailants murdered 19-year-old Shelly Dadon in Migdal HaEmek. While the Israel Police and Shin Bet initially announced that they were closing in on one or more suspects, Dadon’s parents claimed that the police had few clues to go on. However, the Israel Police on Monday slapped a gag order on the media after it announced again that it was “close to solving the case.” The Israel Police came under fire after it was reported that a young dispatcher, who was doing Sherut Leumi (National Service), received a phone call from one of the missing teenagers shortly after the ordeal began. But a police supervisor reportedly told the dispatcher the call shouldn’t be taken seriously. Only after the teens’ parents notified police that their children were missing did police intelligence pass on the information to the Shin Bet and IDF. The failure to communicate a possible kidnapping gave the kidnappers a six-hour head start, which, according to several police and intelligence experts, amounted to a potentially fatal failure on the part of the police supervisor. Throughout their ordeal, the parents of the three teenagers – who hail from Elad (near Petach Tikva), Talmon (east of Modiin), and Nof Ayalon (near Modiin) – have conducted themselves with dignity, faith and love in the face of the media onslaught. The Frankel family, which made aliyah from New York nearly 20 years ago, praised Naftali as “an amazing and sweet kid, a combination of serious and fun.” His mother, Racheli, said, “All the work that is being done by the Israeli security forces, the support of the American embassy in Tel Aviv, and the waves of prayers and support – we just request that this continue.”

are providing round-the-clock support to the Frankel family.” On Tuesday the families met at the Frankel home in Nof Ayalon for the first time since the abduction. During their meeting, Netanyahu told them by phone, “We’re doing everything in order to find Eyal, Gilad and Naftali. In the field, we’re making a tremendous operational and intelligence effort for this purpose. In the name of Israel’s citizens, I would like to strengthen your spirits.” Meanwhile, Jews around the world have been conducting prayer vigils for the three missing teenagers in synagogues, schools and community centers. Last Sunday Israeli actress Moran Atias, who splits her time between the U.S. and Israel, staged an impromptu protest in Manhattan. Atias stood in the middle of Times Square holding up a handmade placard seeking to rally support for the teenagers. A video of her protest showed passersby paying little attention. But Jewish and non-Jewish social media activists, through Facebook and other social media networks, have been successful in securing people from all walks of life to help keep the teenagers’ plight in the forefront of public attention. The debate over whether young Israelis should be hitchhiking at any hour of the day (the three teens were hitchhiking their way from Gush Etzion back to their homes in Central Israel when they were abducted) has prompted an Israeli start-up company, NowForce, to upgrade an emergency app that allows users to alert authorities in real time in cases of attempted kidnappings. The NowForce app features an SOS button. When a user presses it, the NowForce reporting center alerts responders in the area – police, local security officials, and United Hatzalah – to an emergency. The state-of-the-art app displays a map showing where the reported incident occurred and information on how to travel to the site. A version of NowForce’s emergency response software is already being used by first responders in several U.S. towns and cities.


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The Dangers Of Following After One’s Desires By Rabbi EPHRAIM Z. BUCHWALD In the Book of Numbers (15:37-41) we read the well-known third and final paragraph of the Shemah prayer, regarding the mitzvah of tzitzit, the fringes required to be placed on all four-cornered men’s garments. The Almighty admonishes His people against following the desires of their hearts and their eyes, which lead them astray, so that they may remember and do all of His commandments and be holy unto Him(15:39-40). The commandment to remember and perform all of God’s mitzvot is what drives the Jewish obsession with learning and education. The Rambam writes (Laws of Torah Study 1:8) that every Jew, whether rich or poor, healthy or ailing, young or weakened by old age, is required to learn Torah. Rabbi Yaakov Philber, in his important volume Hemdat Yamim, notes that there is a longstanding debate among the classical Jewish philosophers regarding the requirement to study Torah and pursue education. Does the requirement apply to the study of Torah and Judaism exclusively, or does it also include secular education? It is a debate that continues to rage to this day. All agree, however, that only those secular studies that enhance Torah study should be pursued. Secular studies that are destructive may not be studied. (Some authorities maintain that it is important to know what the heretics and our enemies say, in order to respond properly to skeptics when necessary.) Due to the dangers that abound in being exposed to destructive ideas and philosophies, the Torah sets boundaries and demands that Jews not follow “the desires of their hearts and eyes.” These limitations set by the Torah fly in the face of much of contemporary opinion and values. Effective education, declare many experts, must be “open” and “open-minded,” requiring the legitimization of virtually all speech and study, even that which is harmful and dangerous. Ephraim Z. Buchwald is the founder and director of NJOP (National Jewish Outreach Program) and rabbi of the Lincoln Square Synagogue Beginners Service.

They further believe that those who honestly seek truth must allow for an uncompromised free exchange of ideas in the media, in universities, in all places of study and debate. Judaism also recognizes and values the benefits that accrue from open-mindedness and honest intellectual inquiry. Yet Jewish law sets limits. Just as there are strictures concerning what we eat in order to protect our physical health, so must caution be exercised when imbibing ethical and spiritual knowledge. In fact, many Torah rules are purposely designed to “limit” our physical and intellectual activities. The laws of lashon hara restrict wanton speech and the laws of forbidden marital relationships restrict certain sexual activities. There’s a famous quip, attributed to a several sources but most often to the physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988), that goes: “Keep an open mind – but not so open that your brain falls out.” This bit of advice is not being widely heeded in contemporary society. Just a few weeks ago the media focused on the mass killing that occurred near the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. The young gunman authored a long “manifesto,” spelling out his grievances toward the women on campus who rejected him socially. This attack touched off an anguished conversation regarding the ways in which women are perceived sexually, as well as the violence frequently perpetrated against them. Talk of misogyny captured the airwaves, with both men and women urging authorities to consider the implications of the deadly rampage and its impact on society. Yet the issue is greater than male attitudes toward women. What we see today is the product of seeds that were sown over the past thirty or forty years. Should we really be surprised by the contemporary lack of morality and decency when more than 85 percent of American entertainment features violence and sex? (Much of this change in values actually took place long before the Internet pushed the envelope in a way that was unimaginable just a few years ago.) The psychiatrist Karl Menninger famously asked, “Whatever Became of Sin?” (the title of a book he pub-

lished in 1973). More than three thousand years earlier the Torah declared: Set limits! Limits must be established and must be enforced – one may not follow the desires of one’s heart and one’s eyes. “Anything goes” is a recipe for anarchy, which is exactly where we find ourselves today. Gone are the calls for good deeds and noble behavior. No longer are chivalry, kindness and good manners admired, praised or esteemed. “We want what we want, and we want it now!” And woe to the person who tries to stop us from getting what we want. The aforementioned tzitzit are meant to remind us that there are limits. But more important than the tzitzit themselves is the need for a determined citizenry to set its endangered ship straight. We must boldly declare that enough is enough. The debauchery, the harmful behaviors, the perverted values – these will no longer be tolerated. Freedom of speech and freedom of thought are wonderful values – theoretically. But when exercised without limits, they are destructive, not constructive. Judaism has always taught that structure is what sets us free and allows us to accomplish much more than those who act without structure. Lack of structure and boundaries leads to chaos. As the savagery progresses, no one is really safe. We are all subject to the blandishments of the evil that surrounds us. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are all being rapidly reduced as human beings, even those who think they live in protective cocoons and isolated ghettos. It is not sufficient to simply remember; it is necessary to remember and perform. By carefully performing mitzvot, both major and minor, without regard to their respective rewards, we can be transformed into a holy nation, distancing ourselves from the evil passions that tend to corrupt. In this way, we will hopefully become holy to God. And if we, the People of Israel, are indeed successful in transforming ourselves, we will be in a powerful position to influence society at large. The message of the tzitzit may not only save us but humanity as well, by creating a world devoted to morality, goodness and holiness.

My Journey: The Fusion Of Secular Education And Torah Judaism By ARI PFEFFER Years ago, my wife and I made the conscious decision to settle in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn for the sake of our growing family and our newfound commitment to religious observance. Looking at us now, as we blend effortlessly into the area’s vibrant Chabad Lubavitch community, one would never guess where or how we were raised. Growing up, home was an upper-middle class neighborhood in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The son of a plant biophysicist and a child psychologist, I was reminded regularly that a strong educational background was paramount. Still, my early years were imbued with a healthy dose of Jewish identity, centered mainly on “basics” like major Jewish holidays, Zionism, and Shabbat customs. Attending a public school, a wholly secular environment, forced me to connect with my Jewish background in other ways. Teachers and students constantly singled me out as the “Jewish kid,” and I was forced to explain and defend Judaism. Rather than viewing it as a burden, I embraced my Jewish identity and promised myself I would learn more when the opportunity presented itself. After a life-altering post-college Israel experience, I decided to pursue a career in Jewish communal serAri Pfeffer is the executive director of the Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology (www.friendsofjct.org).

vice. During extended stints with Israel Bonds and AIPAC, I began to explore the deep and powerful waters of Torah. Though I was not initially interested in becoming more observant, I was intrigued by the practical applications of Jewish law and Jewish ethics. I resisted a truly religious life until an outreach program retreat in 2004 changed everything. At the age of 35, I began carrying the yoke of the Torah for the very first time, and my commitment to mitzvah observance and religious Jewish life continues to grow with every passing day. At present, I am still actively involved in a slow, and at times difficult, self-innovation process, fusing my secular smarts with my new commitment to religious life to, hopefully, arrive at the best possible version of myself. As the executive director of Friends of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), one of Israel’s most unique and prestigious academic institutions of higher learning and a bastion of scientific innovation, I am doing what I can to help others self-innovate as well. With separate colleges for men and women and a built-in yeshiva program, JCT caters to a largely religious student body. JCT students, many of whom are haredi, are provided a robust secular education with a concentration in fields ranging from high-tech to engineering, business to nursing, in an environment that allows them to gain the skills they need to earn

a living without compromising their faith, ethics, or values. Though our journeys of self-innovation began at opposite ends of the spectrum, I consider all JCT graduates my kindred spirits. Just as my background and education serves as a strong foundation that allows me to remain in the secular world professionally while offering my family the kind of spiritual existence that I have defined as the “new ideal,” the JCT graduates can maintain their established Torah observant lifestyles while using their new skills to provide their families with the requisite safety, security and sustenance. Venturing outside my comfort zone was uncomfortable and unnerving, but I am so happy that I challenged myself in this way. Because, ultimately, this fusion of spirituality and secular education didn’t just enhance my life, but it strengthened my family and advanced the Jewish nation as a whole. When I stroll through the streets of Crown Heights with my family, I feel confident that my wife and I made a smart choice for our children. We live in a community where they can experience the grandeur of religious life yet still benefit from the comfort and security provided by a secular education. They seem to have it all. But I still hope and pray that my little ones experience their own period of self-innovation later in life. As I know now, it’s all about the journey.


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Reflections On The Kidnapped Students Hopefully the prayers of Klal Yisrael and the resources of the IDF will result in the safe release of the three Israeli students kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. We have to have faith that this drama will not end in tragedy. But even as we wait and hope, there are important lessons for Israel and all of us be learned from this episode. Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary of State Kerry have pointed the finger at Hamas. Significantly, though, Mr. Kerry felt the need to engage in some politically correct pablum, noting that the U.S. has “encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services‌. We understand that cooperation is ongoing.â€? There was not a glint of recognition on Mr. Kerry’s part of the irony inherent in the recent unity pact between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Nor did Secretary Kerry remark on PA president Mahmoud Abbas’s silence in the face of both Hamas and Mr. Abbas’s own Fatah faction urging Palestinian storekeepers to destroy surveillance tapes in order to thwart possible identification of the kidnappers. As for Mr. Abbas himself, his condemnation of the kidnapping was not only belated, it was paired with a denunciation of Israeli efforts to rescue the students. He railed against the killing of a Palestinian in a clash with Israeli soldiers looking for suspects at a refugee camp outside of Ramallah and the arrest of more than 150 Palestinians. Undiluted criticism of those who kidnap Israeli civilians is not possible for Mr. Abbas, who seems to equate unintended consequences of a legitimate undertaking with outright, premeditated terror. Similarly disturbing was the comment of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. True, the UN issued a statement saying “The secretary-general condemns the abduction on June 12 of three Israeli students‌. He expresses his solidarity with the families of the abducted and calls for their immediate release.â€? But in the same statement he is described as also denouncing the death of a Palestinian child injured in an Israeli air strike last week. Significantly, the target of the raid was Mohammad Awwar, a Hamas policeman said to be responsible for several attacks on Israel. Yet the UN secretary-general seemed unable to recognize the very different circumstances. Some of the media coverage was no better. The New York Times headlined one story “Abduction of Young

Israeli Hitchhikers Spurs Debate on Conduct� and went on to report that “...the abductions also have stirred more hushed debate over the conduct of Jewish settlers in the West Bank – particularly what many consider the cavalier practice of hitchhiking – and the price that Israel has paid to redeem its captives.� Times correspondent Isabel Kershner attempted a bit of blame-shifting, quoting one Israeli who said she was “a little angry about the lack of responsibility� of the hitch-hikers and another who spoke of the West Bank as being “prone to trouble.� The (London) Guardian, meanwhile, punctiliously noted that the kidnapped students were “three teenage settlers� and that “the three lived in settlements.� CNN felt the need to report (opine?): The deployment of military assets to search for the teens, and the swift presumption of kidnapping, are a reflection of the tensions that exist between Jewish settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank. The expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank has been a lasting point of contention in the region. It has altered that map of the Palestinian territories, making it more difficult to draw a contiguous Palestinian state as part of any peace agreement, according to critics. The highly contentious issue of Israeli construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians seek for a future state, has hurt peace efforts. Sky News weighed in with: “The trio, one of whom is understood to be a U.S. citizen, are students at a yeshiva, or religious school, in Gush Etzion, a Jewish settlement bloc in the West Bank, deemed illegal under international law.� So in addition to those who urge equivalence between Palestinian terrorism and Israel’s efforts at defending itself, there are those prepared to go as far as suggesting that the kidnappings are perhaps understandable and the victims at least somewhat at fault. In any case, we reiterate our first reliance on prayer, tefillah, in seeking the freedom of the kidnapped students: Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad

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Joshua Rosenthal’s tribute to his late father, Harry Rosenthal (In Memoriam, June 13) was not only a warm and fitting tribute from a good son to a good father, of blessed memory, but it also gave readers of The Jewish Press a rare and fascinating glimpse into the dynamics of America’s First Family in Jewish newspapers, the Klasses. I was fortunate enough to have been a classmate of the writer of the tribute at Yeshiva College and the rabbinical school, and he deserves a living tribute as well, l’havdil, for always being such a mensch. But there is more. A number of rabbis who today may be in different parts of the country and the world owe Rabbi Josh Rosenthal a tremendous debt of gratitude for helping them through the ordeal of preparing for tests by virtue of his writing the

best notes in one of our most important classes – in different colors for different commentators. I believe a not insignificant number of the members of our class were the beneficiaries of copies of those notes. Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, Esq. Kew Gardens, NY

Some Things Never Change

Rabbi Berel Wein’s June 13 front-page essay, “Miami Beach Memoirs,� was a delightful read and I definitely plan to purchase his new book. One thing that struck me in a less than pleasant manner, however (and this was no fault of Rabbi Wein, who was merely relating his experiences), was the unmistakable whiff of factionalism and the less than ethical behavior evident in the behavior of some of the people Rabbi Wein wrote about – specifically the

kosher meat wholesaler who was exposed as a dishonest hypocrite and the people in the community who badmouthed Rabbi Wein’s mikveh. Turns out Miami Beach in the 1960s was a lot like frum communities today. We tend to look back at the past with the proverbial rose-colored glasses. But the “good old days� never seem to live up to their reputation, and Orthodox Jews in particular have a tendency to romanticize the past, whether talking or writing about prewar Europe or postwar America. Rabbi Wein’s honesty is refreshing, if not always comforting. Ada Goldman (Via E-Mail)

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Israeli Leaders’ Most Important Mission: Protecting Jewish Lives By Rabbi YEHESKEL LEBOVIC Do current Israeli leaders offer adequate protection for the Jewish lives they are entrusted with? Is their policy direction leading toward greater or lesser security? We read (Shemot 17:12) that when the Jewish people were attacked by the Amalekites shortly after their departure from Egypt and Moshe raised his hands in supplication to God for victory, his hands were “heavy.” Rashi comments that “his hands became heavy because he had been lax in the mitzvah [of battling Israel’s foes] and had appointed another one [Yehoshua] in his stead.” Since Moshe’s old age did not affect his physical strength, we know that wasn’t why his hands grew heavy. But why ascribe it to laziness? Perhaps because he postponed the battle to the following day, or maybe because of the people’s doubting of God’s power when they asked (Shemot 17:6), “Is then God in our midst?” We can assume that Moshe must have had good reason for appointing Yehoshua to fight this battle, since we know that on other occasions Moshe was ready and willing to lead Israel’s wars from the forefront, as he did, at age 120, in the battle against King Og (Bamidbar 21:34, Devarim 3:2). Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic is the spiritual leader of Cong. Ahavath Zion of Maplewood, New Jersey. His articles on Jewish philosophy and chassidus have appeared in various publications. Comments from readers can be e-mailed to ylebovic@gmail.com.

So what could his good reason have been? Moshe reasoned that there was a big difference between this battle against Amalek and the war against Og: the latter was miraculous, with God having stated openly that “you shall do unto him as you have done against Sichon; do not fear him.” The same applied to the splitting of the Red Sea. In such clearly miraculous situations, Moshe reasoned that nothing could stand in the way of victory and that therefore the usual norms for warfare (strong young soldiers) were not necessary and even a 120-year-old man could lead the way. At the time of the battle against Amalek, however, the Jews had displeased God, so Moshe reckoned that this particular fight had to conform to the usual norms of warfare – relying on young, strong warriors and refusing to rush into battle without adequate preparation (therefore Rashi can’t accept that Moshe was being faulted for postponing the battle by one day). In Rashi’s final analysis, however, Moshe did err: If the premise is that God had commanded this battle to take place (even though the verse states that Moshe, rather than God, commanded Yehoshua to fight Amalek), Moshe should have led the battle himself, offering a short prayer on the battlefield to secure God’s help, notwithstanding whatever the Jews may have been guilty of. If God commands, one has to act with alacrity. On the other hand, the premise might be that Moshe acted on his own based on the strength of simple reasoning: a Jewish leader does not stand idly by while his people are being attacked. That could

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Peres, Chamberlain, And The Quest For Peace By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

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.

Nevertheless, despite decades of public service during which he held every major office his country could offer and enough achievements to fill several lifetimes, it is for Oslo and the peace process that Peres will be most remembered. That this, his most important initiative, failed cannot be denied and it is on that failure many will judge him. Yet those who are inclined to damn Peres for his colossal misjudgment of the Palestinians would do well to read Winston Churchill’s 1940 eulogy for Neville Chamberlain, the historical figure to which many of the outgoing Israeli president’s fiercest detractors often compared him. Churchill despised Chamberlain’s appeasement policies as well as having no great personal affection for his former rival. But the death of the man who had come back from Munich waving a piece paper signed by “Herr Hitler” and saying that he had brought his country “peace for our time” did not cause Churchill to revisit Chamberlain’s obvious mistakes. The great orator chose a different frame of reference for thinking about the great appeaser: It fell to Neville Chamberlain in one of the supreme crises of the world to be contradicted by events, to be disappointed in his hopes, and to be deceived and cheated by a wicked man. But what were these hopes in which he was disappointed? What were these wishes in which he was frustrated? What was that faith that was abused? They were surely among the most noble and benevolent instincts of the human heart – the love of peace, the toil for peace, the strife for peace, the pursuit of peace, even at great peril, and certainly to the utter disdain of popularity or clamour. Whatever else history may or may not say about these terrible, tremendous years,

we can be sure that Neville Chamberlain acted with perfect sincerity according to his lights and strove to the utmost of his capacity and authority, which were powerful, to save the world from the awful, devastating struggle in which we are now engaged. This alone will stand him in good stead as far as what is called the verdict of history is concerned. When in 1994 I asked Peres about the dangers of the path he was charting for Israel at the height of Oslo euphoria, he gave me his standard answer at the time. He said that such questions were like reading the disclaimer on the back of an airline ticket that warned of the possibility of a crash. One had to have faith in the pilot, the plane, and the importance of the destination, he told me, rather than dwell on the negative possibilities. As it turned out, the peace plane he was flying was badly constructed and operated more on his wishes than a grasp of reality, which led to its crash, a result that led to the deaths and injuries of many Israelis. If Peres has outlasted some of his critics and is still considered popular, he cannot outrun history. But even as we judge him for his mistakes, his detractors must never forget his lifetime of service to Israel or that the real blame for the collapse of Oslo belongs to Yasir Arafat and the culture of Palestinian rejectionism that continues to thwart efforts to end the conflict. Just as Hitler cheated Chamberlain, so, too, did Arafat trick Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, and all those who cheered the signing of the Oslo Accords. While Shimon Peres, like Chamberlain, must answer for his mistakes, the true blame for the carnage that Oslo wrought belongs to the terrorist, not the would-be peacemaker.

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Shimon Peres’s retirement as Israel’s president will be one more opportunity for journalists to try to sum up a career that has spanned the entire history of his nation. As was true of many other moments when it seemed as if Peres had exited the spotlight for good, eulogies may also be premature today. Peres is planning on using his time in the future to promote various initiatives and may well seek to play the kingmaker of the left in future efforts to topple or replace Benjamin Netanyahu as the country’s prime minister. But since this is almost certainly the end of his time in public office, some appreciation of his impact on Israel is appropriate. As an Agence France Presse article noted, at age 90 Peres truly can claim the title of “the last of Israel’s founding fathers.” That’s more than an honorific. As that piece pointed out, as an aide to Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, Peres played a significant role in the creation of Israel’s defense establishment and nuclear deterrent. In the 1970s, he was seen as the leader of the more hawkish wing of the Labor Party and supported the building of the first West Bank settlements. That he eventually became the leading figure in the peace movement and the architect of the failed Oslo process and then later left Labor to join Ariel Sharon’s centrist Kadima Party shows not so much his evolution as a thinker as the fact that opportunism can lead a politician, especially one who was considered an indefatigable schemer, all over the place if he hangs around long enough.


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The Rebbe’s Big Idea By JOSEPH TELUSHKIN Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, was inarguably the most well known rabbi since Maimonides. Hundreds of prominent rabbinic figures have lived in the intervening 800 years since Maimonides died. But how many can be named before an audience of Jews from the United States, Israel, France or the former Soviet Union – the four largest Jewish communities in the world today – and be so widely recognized, without the speaker needing to add several sentences explaining who the person was? The Rebbe died 20 years ago this month, but he remains to this day known to Jews of all denominations. And beyond. Visitors to Morocco have long reported seeing two pictures hanging in Moroccan Jewish homes, one of the Moroccan king and one of the Rebbe. Just a few days ago, I saw a picture of the Rebbe in my local barbershop; the owner is from Uzbekistan. But, of course, the Rebbe’s significance goes well beyond his name being widely known and his face being widely recognized. What matters far more is the influence he continues to exert. Several factors in particular account for the Rebbe’s extraordinary impact: first, his innovative ideas on how to reach Jews (and later non-Jews as well), along with the army of emissaries he nurtured to carry out his ideas and his vision, eventually in well over a thousand cities. In addition to his innovative campaigns to reach out both to communities and to individuals (such as Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is the author of the new book “Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History.”

through the tefillin campaign and the Shabbat candle-lighting campaign), perhaps the foremost idea the Rebbe preached was the love of every Jew. This idea may sound neither innovative nor revolutionary. After all, “Love your neighbor as yourself” – the basis of the Golden Rule – is the Torah’s most famous verse (Leviticus 19:18), and two of Judaism’s best-known rabbis, Hillel and Akiva, regarded it as Judaism’s most fundamental law. With such emphasis on the centrality of love of neighbor, it would seem that interpersonal love was always a uniformly treasured and practiced part of Judaism. Only it wasn’t. The Talmud attributes the first-century Roman destruction of Judea and the Temple in Jerusalem, perhaps the greatest catastrophe in Jewish life prior to the Holocaust, to sinat chinam, causeless hatred, inside the Jewish community – a hatred that made it impossible for the Jews to unify and fight as one force against their Roman oppressors. Internal conflicts, often serious, have long characterized Jewish communal life. The Rebbe intuited that while all Jews are familiar with the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself,” it seems that virtually everyone, even some otherwise very great figures, have reasons and rationales to justify why it doesn’t apply to those with whom they disagree. The Rebbe therefore modeled a new pattern, one of non-judgmental love for all Jews. Some critics of Chabad suspected that this was a tactic intended to augment financial support for the movement or to stimulate goodwill for Chabad. But they were wrong. This love represented what the Rebbe really felt. Former Israeli chief rabbi Israel Meir Lau has recalled a meeting he had as a young man with the

Rebbe. Rabbi Lau proudly explained his involvement in kiruv rechokim, bringing back to Judaism lost Jews who had strayed far away. The Rebbe immediately corrected this inherently judgmental language: “We cannot label anyone as being ‘far.’ Who are we to determine who is far and who is near? They are all close to God.” The belief in the brotherhood of all Jews, not just those who live like you, led to another remarkable innovation: the Rebbe’s willingness to send his followers out into the world. For the first time in Jewish history, a campaign was launched to reach every Jewish community and every Jew. The Lubavitch movement now has Chabad Houses in 48 American states (only Mississippi and South Dakota are without permanent Chabad representation) and in some 80 countries, run by over 4,000 Chabad couples. The shluchim (emissaries), as these couples are known, go to countries as remote as the Congo and Cambodia and to cities with small Jewish communities like Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And, of course, there are the Chabad Passover Seders, the most famous of which, in Kathmandu, drew 1,100 participants in 2012, the large majority of them young Israeli backpackers trekking through Nepal. It is for reasons such as this, I presume, that Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the immediate past president of the Union for Reform Judaism, referring, among other things, to Chabad’s outreach, once declared: “It is hard for me to say this but I will say it nonetheless: We must follow the example of Chabad.” It is the Rebbe’s legacy that today there are few leaders of any Jewish denomination who would disagree with this advice. (JTA)


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REBBETZIN’S VIEWPOINT REBBETZIN ESTHER JUNGREIS

One Nation, United In Anguish My column for this week’s Jewish Press was ready to go when, at the last minute, I decided to replace it. How could I submit my normal column when three of our sons are lost in a dangerous jungle where decapitation and other forms of bestial behavior are daily occurrences? Tragically, too many people shrug off horrors like this. “What can you do?” they ask. “It’s not the first and it’s not the last time things like this happen.” With a shrug of their shoulders they move on and it’s back to business as usual. I want to cry out, “Wait a minute. This is not just a newspaper report – this is the story of my sons and your sons!” Anxiously we await the news of our boys but the networks and newspapers are busy with other things. The story of three yeshiva boys kidnapped in Israel is low priority, it seems. As a matter of fact, I am ashamed to say that many of our own people are hardly losing sleep over it. Such is the painful reality of our generation. We are on the move! We are so busy! We have no time to stop! We have pressures, important business to attend to! As my regular readers know, whenever I tackle questions I turn to our Torah for clarification. When Pharaoh was scheming to annihilate our people he called in his three most important ministers and held a cabinet meeting. He was obsessed with exterminating our people and wanted to have input from his cabinet. Bilam, the satanic prophet, volunteered without even batting an eye, “Kill them!” It was a simple solu-

tion Pharaoh was more than happy to embrace. Yisro vehemently protested. “You cannot kill the Jews,” he said. The third minister, Job, remained silent. Consequently Yisro had to run for his life. Pharaoh in his rage wanted to kill him. Quickly he disappeared from the Egyptian scene. Years later Yisro became Moshe Rabbeinu’s father-in-law. Bilam was killed by the sword. And Job became the wealthiest man of his time, blessed with a magnificent family. His home was always open to the poor. And then, suddenly, he lost his beautiful wife and children, his wealth, his home, even his own health. He was left devastated and alone. In anguish he cried out, “G-d, why? Why?!” Soon the answer came from Above. “Job, did you cry out even once when Pharaoh schemed to exterminate My people?” “Almighty G-d,” Job protested, “it wouldn’t have done any good. I saw what happened to Yisro. He had to run for his life. So to what end would I have spoken out? What would it have accomplished?” What is the inner meaning of this Midrash? If something really hurts you, your instinct is to howl from the pain. Say the dentist extracts your tooth without giving you Novocain. Of course you cry out in pain. You can’t help it; it’s a knee-jerk reaction. You could try to rationalize like Job – “Why should I cry out? It won’t help anyway.” But all the rationalizing in the world won’t help; the pain is so all-consuming that you have to scream. If you don’t react like that your nerves are dead. By remaining silent while Pharaoh laid his plans for the extermination of the Jewish people, G-d told Job, you indicated that the nerves in your heart were dead. How could you have remained silent? Job had no answer to G-d’s challenge. If we were similarly challenged, what would our answer be? How would we explain our silence? Do we feel the pain of the three yeshiva boys? Do we identify even for a second with their nightmare or with the anguish of their parents? Once again let us turn to our Torah and ask, “How

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Danny Ayalon: From No-Nonsense Negotiator To Popular Professor the Diaspora. “Jews in Israel,” he said, “physically defend the land and are responsible for the local political deciThe security guard at the front desk in Yeshiva sions as voting citizens; on the other hand, the duty University’s Belfer Hall said he never heard of the in the Diaspora is to offer advocacy and international professor, but his students who were taking a class on political support.” Ayalon frequently makes the point that if Israel’s statecraft spoke of the unassuming Israeli statesman with reverence, respectfully referring to him as “The security is compromised, so is the security of every Jew and Jewish community anywhere in the world. Ambassador.” “There haven’t been Danny Ayalon, the any pogroms against former Israeli deputy Jews since Israel was foreign minister and established in 1948,” he ambassador to the U.S. said, “because the world who played a leading knows there would be role in the U.S.-backed immediate and strong Road Map for Peace retribution.” negotiations, spent the The opinions exspring semester as Renpressed by Ayalon’s nert visiting professor students ran the full of foreign policy studies gamut; for example, at Yeshiva Universione student called out, ty, teaching a class on to the dismay of his statesmanship at both classmates, “All priceYeshiva College and tag criminals [settlers Stern College for Womwho damage Arab en. Ambassador Ayalon with some of his students. property] should be While one student hung” before reconsidwas overheard asking, “Do you think he can tell us what really went on be- ering and amending his statement to “Well, not exehind all those closed-door meetings?” another student cuted but duly punished.” Some views were unexpectsaid, “I could read about it in the history books but ed, as when a student, pointing to the biblical story of then I wouldn’t have known what it looked like to sit Samson, said the idea of suicide killers was not original to the Palestinians but was found in the Torah. across from Arafat and see his piercing eyes.” That same student said he was initially hesitant Ayalon’s class, Statecraft Analysis: Israel’s Foreign Policy, explored the foreign affairs challenges to take Ayalon’s class. “I really didn’t think I could Israel faces and was conducted in a two-part class respect someone with political ideas so different from session. Political science professor Dr. Hill Krishnan my own, but now I’ve learned to truly respect the perwould open with a systematic examination of a partic- son who has committed his life to public service. It ular issue, and then Ayalon would step in and discuss wasn’t easy at first; it really wasn’t easy.” Although the university offered to provide a prihow that issue affected Israel and the important imvate car to transport Ayalon between its midtown and plications that could be drawn from this. Never pushing any ideology, Ayalon stresses a Washington Heights campuses, Ayalon opted to take few key thoughts – particularly that there is a divi- the YU shuttle van together with students. There were times, though, when Ayalon would rush sion of responsibilities between Jews in Israel and

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from class to a waiting car that would take him to a speaking engagement. He’d often invite several students to come along. During the ride they’d have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their career goals – until Ayalon’s phone would ring and he’d begin a radio interview or confirm dinner plans with an old time Washington friend, or a former secretary of state, or a congresswoman and the widow of an Israeli athlete murdered in Munich who was lobbying the International Olympic Committee for a moment of silence in honor of her husband and the other slain Olympians. While teaching at YU, Ayalon participated in a three-way debate at a Manhattan synagogue involving Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder of the liberal lobbying organization J Street. Vehemently opposed to J Street’s attempts at influencing U.S. government policy toward Israel, Ayalon had throughout his tenure as an Israeli government employee refused to sit down with Ben-Ami. During the debate, Ayalon defended settlement expansion. “They have a right to accommodate their basic needs according to natural growth,” he said, “like build a kindergarten, build a balcony or extra room to their house as their family grows.” Although Ayalon said he supports a two-state solution, he fears a “salami mentality” and repeated his mantra – “Two states, but only on condition the Palestinians agree to say this in Arabic and teach their children the wording drafted in the Road Map for Peace, stressing two states for two people, with one of those people being the Jewish people. The details are important because the Palestinians have conveniently omitted that the second state is a ‘Jewish’ state.” Yeshiva University hosted a dinner in Ayalon’s honor at the conclusion of his course. Ayalon, who will return for the fall semester, praised YU’s educational philosophy based on principles of Torah U’madda and said the Israeli education system could learn from it. “While the haredim would benefit by including science, math and English in their curriculum so that they could be gainfully employed, the Israeli educational system ought to focus more on Yiddishkeit and mandate that all Israeli schools provide a minimum of ten hours per week of Bible and Talmud classes.”

20 Years After Rebbe’s Death, Jewish Movements Increasingly Emulate Chabad By Maayan Jaffe Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of chassidism after the death of its seventh rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, on June 12, 1994. The Rebbe had no children, and no successor was named. But 20 years later, Chabad is not only alive and well, its increasingly receiving the so-called highest form of flattery: imitation. Against the backdrop of last fall’s much-discussed Pew Research Center survey of American Jews, many Jewish leaders across the denominational spectrum are turning to Chabad for ideas to strengthen their own movements. Those who spoke to JNS to reflect on the Rebbe’s 20th yahrzeit may not agree with Chabad’s religious outlook or practices, and a number of them cited internal challenges within the movement, but all said that when it comes to outreach, engagement, and Jewish leadership, Chabad is to be emulated. Ron Wolfson, Fingerhut professor of education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, recently coined the term “relational Judaism” – using the power of relationships to transform the Jewish community. But such an idea is not new, said Rabbi Steven C. Wernick, executive vice president and CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. “The Rebbe understood much earlier than most the importance of building relationships,” Wernick said. The Rebbe also understood the importance of sending his shluchim, emissaries, to where the people were – even the most remote of locations – and of teaching those people Torah. Today, according to most reports, there are more than 4,000 Chabad emissaries around the world. “We all have what to learn from their… going

out into the trenches to bring people in,” said Rabbi a bigger pulpit in a bigger city,” he said, explaining Pesach Lerner, executive vice president emeritus of if over a 30 or 40-year period there are six or seven the National Council of Young Israel. “If you want to community rabbis, one never really becomes a part of accomplish stuff, you’ve got to leave the building…. the people’s extended lives. That is something [about Chabad] that has to be reChabad emissaries “become a part of the family, spected and emulated.” there at every stage.” This concept of outreach is As Rabbi Weil put it, in the Modnow also being exercised by the ern Orthodox community the best Conservative movement, said and brightest individuals become Wernick, who explained that hedge fund managers; in the harethere is a push to engage, train, di community the best and brightest and deploy rabbis, cantors, and become heads of major yeshivas; in master educators to population the Chabad movement, the best and centers where there are young brightest become emissaries. Jewish adults as a first step in And those emissaries make life easier for all Jews. Since Chabad shlure-defining a sense of kehillah chim are positioned around the world, (community) for the movement. Jews know they can travel anywhere While outreach may not seem like and get a kosher meal or a place to a unique concept today, “at the pray, said Rabbi Lerner. time in which Chabad did it, this “We have to reach out to our felwas a great chiddush [new idea],” low Jews with unconditional love,” Wernick said. said Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Creating communities with- The Lubavitcher Rebbe former chief rabbi of the United Kingout walls has been a secret to Chabad’s success. The Chabad emissary “does not dom. “We don’t do enough of that and Chabad has view himself as a rabbi of a congregation, as serving taught us how.” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the members of a synagogue,” but rather as a community rabbi, said Rabbi Steven Weil, former executive vice Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish president of the Orthodox Union. “As the rabbi of a Organizations, knew the Rebbe personally and recity he can have much greater impact than just being called that while the two of them did not always agree, the Rebbe always treated him with respect and love. the rabbi for those who pay dues.” “He took bold positions, he inspired,” said HoenRabbi Weil noted that an additional upside presented by Chabad emissaries is that when a Chabad lein. “The Rebbe clearly had a vision and he implementcouple is sent to a community, the couple is “there for ed it,” he added. “This is what Jewish leaders today life.” “When you look at a lot of communities – Reform, need – they need to have a clearer sense of ultimately Conservative, Orthodox – the rabbis come for a period what they want to achieve.” (JNS) of time and their goal is to get a good job and then get


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Personal Perspective A World Apart By Debbie Garfinkel Diament My daughter, who lives in the Gush Etzion area, could not sleep Friday night. She, like the rest of us, could not put away her fears for the safety of our young kidnapped boys. She often has to hitch a ride at the same spot where the boys were nabbed. It could have been her, chas v’shalom. It could have been any of us.

Rebbetzin Continued from p.11 did our forefathers in Egypt smash the chains of their bondage?” The answer is “Vayizaku – they cried out and their cry was mingled with tears.” That cry melted the chains and enabled their prayers to ascend to the throne of G-d The lesson could not be clearer. Once again we must beseech Hashem with prayer. Our sages transmitted to us the code that can open the most impenetrable lock: “The gates of tears are never closed.” Let us ask in all sincerity: Have we cried? Have we shed tears of anguish? We know how to cry with real tears, but such prayer usually is reserved for ourselves and our own needs. How about crying for those boys with the same heartfelt feelings? I remember a time from my childhood in Hungary before the Nazi occupation when women would come to shul and weep uncontrollably. Not for themselves but for “acheinu kol Beis Yisrael – our brethren, the entire House of Israel.” Today if someone weeps in shul we ask, “Is something wrong? Is someone sick?” Yes, something is wrong. Three of our sons are miss-

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In addition to her thoughts, she could not block out the sounds emanating from a nearby Arab village – the sounds of fireworks (zikukim) being shot off into the sky, reverberated all around her. The celebration was to honor the successful operation used to kidnap those same boys. Those in the country who do not live in such close proximity to Arab villages had to merely watch or listen to the news. Seared into our minds are the images of men and women handing out candies and cakes in an expression of joy at the news of the kidnapping Now let us take a journey to a world apart, to Nof Ayalon. We are now outside the home of one of the kidnapped boys, Naftali Frankel. There is a gathering of news people and cameramen, hoping for an interview, an exclusive. It is very hot in the area and the men and women waiting there all day and often through the night are desperate for a drink, a bit of refreshment.

Suddenly, along come a few young women from the community. They start distributing ices they had just purchased. There were even chocolate chip cookies for the weary delivered the next day. One of the newsmen asked with an expression of amazement, “Who are you people in this community?” This chessed towards strangers was not something they encountered every day. And so, we, Jews and Arabs alike, distribute treats, but with such a world of difference. And instead of hearing the sounds of fireworks celebrating such a horrific act of cruelty, one can hear instead the sound of around-the-clock prayers and song by people who care about these three kidnapped boys as if they were their own. May Hashem quickly return our boys safely home, and keep the rest of our people safe from harm, wherever they are.

ing among savages. Should we not weep? Should we not beg for Hashem’s mercy? It’s one thing to recite Psalms – and I certainly don’t minimize it – but it’s something else to drench the pages with our tears. We have the key. Let us seize it. Let us shake the heavens. Let us not stop until our boys and all our people are liberated from bondage. For many years I’ve been writing and speaking about those trying days that will precede the coming of Mashiach. We are now in the period when we can hear the footsteps of Mashiach. This is not merely my opinion. I would never burden you with my personal ideas. Our sages have identified these times as such. (I have written extensively about this painful terror-ridden period in my book Life Is a Test. You can look it up.) In Bereishis, the role of Ishmael is distinctly described. An angel of G-d announces to Hagar that she shall have a son whose name will be Yishmael and whose “hands will be against everyone and everyone’s hands will be against him….” You need only look around to see the veracity of this prophecy. Look at Iraq where people are being beheaded, look at Syria where the blood keeps flowing, look at all the horrific violence perpetrated by Islamic terrorists around the world, often against fellow Muslims.

Now ask yourself, if Ishmael can do this to his own people, what will he do to our people if, G-d forbid, he gets hold of them? And then think of our three missing boys – Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat-Galim and Eyal ben Iris Teshurah. Let us storm the heavens. Let us cry out with heartfelt conviction. Let us recite at least one psalm for them – Psalm 130. It’s a short psalm but it speaks volumes. Tell your friends and your neighbors to join you. Let us be one nation, one people, one family, and feel for each other.

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Kerry Neglects To Mention American Citizenship Of Abducted Teenager Secretary of State John Kerry’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers omits the fact that one of those abducted is a U.S. citizen. “The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release,” reads Kerry’s official statement, which came three days after the abduction. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.” One of the three teens kidnapped last Thursday is Naftali Frenkel, 16, a dual Israeli-American citizen whose parents live in the central Israeli town of Nof Ayalon. The two others are Israelis Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19. The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv was informed Friday that U.S. citizen Frenkel was among those abducted. Frankel’s mother, Rachel Frenkel, told reporters Sunday that the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv has been “very supportive.” Obama Approved Iranian Military Intervention In Iraq The deployment of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to Iraq came after the Obama administration quietly gave its approval of the Shiite troop movement, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The Obama administration pressed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to allow battalions of the Quds Force to aid the Iraqi military in its fight against the Sunni Muslim Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The Quds Force is a special unit of the Revolutionary Guard responsible for international operations. According to numerous press reports, the Iranian forces were dispatched Thursday to fight in Tikrit, which was initially held by the ISIS but was subsequently liberated by the Iraqi army with help from Iran. The Wall Street Journal reported that two Guards units were further tasked with protecting Baghdad and the Shiite holy sites in the cities of Karbala and Najaf. Obama’s actions give clarity to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki’s statement on June 12 that Iran could play a “constructive” role in Iraq. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., further told CNN that the U.S. should work with Iran to fight the Sunni extremists who could overrun Iraq. He compared such cooperation with the U.S. working with Joseph Stalin during World War II. The direct military involvement of Iran, however, could trigger larger regional Shiite-Sunni clashes and may even represent the start of a proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and the Shiite leadership of Tehran. Is Saudi Arabia Meddling In Iraq? Jordanian and Syrian regime sources are accusing Saudi Arabia of arming the jihadist group that reportedly has seized control of Sunni-dominated 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.

cities in Iraq. Sources from both regimes say the Saudis are a driving force in supporting the group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Syrian regime sources said the Saudis view the failure to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a three-years-long insurgency as a victory for Assad’s ally, Iran. The sources said the Saudi kingdom is supporting the Iraqi jihadists, particularly ISIS, in a bid to offset Iranian dominance in Iraq and the region and to gain a Sunni stronghold in the strategic area. The Jordanian regime sources told this column they fear the sectarian violence will spill over into their own country as well as into Syria. ISIS previously posted a video on YouTube threatening to move on to Jordan and “slaughter” King Abdullah, whom they view as an enemy of Islam. Bergdahl Returns Home, Baumel Remains Languishing While the national conversation has been focused on the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, last Wednesday quietly marked the 32nd anniversary of the capture in Syria of a Brooklyn-born Israeli soldier. Reports in recent years have indicated Zachary Baumel, seized in Lebanon in 1982, is still alive. Baumel, a dual American-Israeli citizen, was taken along with two Israeli members of his tank crew, Yehuda Katz and Tzvi Feldman, during Israel’s foray in the Lebanon War. All three were photographed in Damascus on the day of their capture. Several eyewitnesses, including a Time magazine reporter, said they watched a parade in which the tank and crew were led through a major street in Damascus and flaunted to cheering crowds. The ceremony was the last occasion the soldiers were seen publicly. In March 2005, Yona Baumel, Zachary’s father, told this reporter that sources he had cultivated in Syria told him they visited his son that year at a Syrian military installation just north of the border with Iraq. Yona Baumel, who died in 2009, was also given a book from a confidante of a family in Syria that contains coded messages Baumel claimed could have been written only by his son. From that 2005 interview: Zachary Baumel was born in Brooklyn and attended yeshiva until his family immigrated to Israel in 1970, where he graduated high school and enlisted in the Israeli army. Baumel nearly finished his military service when he was called up to serve in the Lebanon War. Just hours before the declaration of a cease-fire, Zachary was sent into battle near the Lebanese village of Sultan Yaqub and subsequently captured. That day, 21 Israelis were killed and many more were injured. Several weeks after Baumel was captured, Syrian officials said they buried four bodies in a Jewish cemetery. Baumel was thought to have been among the dead. But a year later, the Red Cross exhumed the graves and found the bodies were that of three Arabs and one Israeli missing from the same battle. Syrian officials since have given conflicting reports to the media, including claiming that Baumel and his three Israeli crewmen are still alive. Also, Israeli diplomatic sources told this reporter in 2006 that Syrian officials have implied through third party messengers that Baumel was still alive. Prior to the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, PLO leader Yasir Arafat presented Israel with half of Baumel’s dog tag and claimed he had information on the missing soldier’s whereabouts. Arafat later refused to release further details.

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New Organization Aims To Revitalize Zionism movement.” Levine, one of Zionist Spring’s founding organizers, recently spoke to The Jewish Press about the two-month-old organization. The Jewish Press: What is the Zionist When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) visited Israel Spring? What need is there for another Zionist last year to buff up his pro-Israel credentials, the organization? Levine: This is not a typical Jewish organization. PR firm he hired was Lone Star Communications, headed by Charley Levine. When Gov. Martin It has virtually no structure to it. There’s no president, there’s no vice president, O’Malley (D-Md.) made his own there’s no board. It is totally pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he from the grassroots up, and it’s hired the very same PR firm. Inrallying around an idea. deed, within the past few years, What happened was, around Levine’s firm has worked on bea year ago, a small group of busihalf of no less than seven U.S. nessmen and people involved in presidential candidates or hopeJewish organizational life were fuls, including Newt Gingrich, talking. And they said, “Listen, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, it’s a real shame to what depths and Rick Perry. the Zionist movement has fallIn addition, over the years, en, and we really ought to do Lone Star Communications something about it.” has worked for the likes of the So they said, “We’re going to History Channel, the Cleveland put out a message, and we’re goClinic, the Simon Wiesenthal Charley Levine ing to see if there’s any interest. Center, Hebrew University, MiIf there is, great. If there’s not, crosoft Israel, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yossi Klein we’ll forget about it.” So they put out the word, they Halevi, Danny Danon, Michael Bloomberg, and sent some e-mails – bottom line is that the message seemed to resonate. Jon Voight. What’s the message? Levine, however, is not all business. He is a pasThe message is that Zionism, which used to be sionate lifelong Zionist, and, although 62, he told The Jewish Press he sees himself as “an unreformed great, is today very institutionalized and [consists Jewish student activist.” A third-generation Texan, of a] bunch of people who are just squabbling over Levine was heavily involved in the Free Soviet Jew- titles and budgets. So what we’re trying to do is build something ry movement in the 1970s and realized a personal from the grassroots. For example, we want to at dream by making aliyah in 1978. Most recently, Levine has become excited by a least double the number of American Jews who new organization called Zionist Spring, which aims identify publicly as Zionists, who step up to the to restore the “greatness and vitality of the Zionist plate and say, “I’m a Zionist. What can I do to realBy Elliot Resnick Jewish Press Staff Reporter

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our daily lives.” Isn’t moving to Israel the only way to make Zionism relevant to one’s daily life?

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The Rainmaker (TeďŹ llat Hageshem) The keys to rain, sustenance, resurrection and birth are in the hands of God, not man. Indeed, as the Tur points out, the Hebrew word for key, mafteach, stands for matar, rain; parnassah, sustenance; techiat hameitim, resurrection; and chayah, childbirth. Rain and parnassah is one and the same thing, for the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustenance is provided through rain. On Shemini Atzeret, God decides how successful we will be in terms of our livelihood in the coming year and how much rain will fall. Poverty is something that will always remain with us. The only question is, who will be poor in the coming year? Of course, we must try our hardest to make a living, but ultimately it is not up to us. It is His decision. So what can we do to inďŹ&#x201A;uence the Boss? We can pray for rain. In the Mussaf prayer on Shemini Atzeret, we mention Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powers as a rainmaker by reciting, in the blessing of resurrection, the words Mashiv haruach uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;morid hageshem, God makes the wind blow and the rain come down. This is because rain, like techiat hameitim, has the power to revive. Seeds planted in the earth will come to life like the dead themselves.

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intifada, created no new facts on the ground. During that time I was doing a one-hour radio program with talkshow icon-Barry Farber on WMCA in New York. Our guest one night, shortly after his election to the Knesset, was Ruby Rivlin. He told us he was a 14th-generation Jerusalemite descended from students of the Vilna Gaon who immigrated to Eretz Yisrael and formed the shtreimel-wearing Yerushalmi community. I remember how good I felt sitting next to him. I could really feel his love for the land, especially Jerusalem, and his happy connection to the spirit of Judaism, though he didn’t appear particularly observant to me. I’ll never forget how much I liked and respected him, and to this day he has never let me down. Years later, as a minister in Sharon’s government, he was an outspoken opponent of the “disengagement” from Gush Katif; and as Knesset Speaker he advocated the teaching of Talmud in public schools to keep the younger generation of Israelis connected to Yiddishkeit. In musical terms I find him to be a “Lu Yehi” man – in Hebrew, a “May It Be” man, meaning “if only my aspirations could come true.” The song “Lu Yehi,” written by Naomi Shemer, became an anthem of consolation in the fall and winter of 1973 for the thousands of children who’d lost their fathers during the Yom

Ruby Rivlin’s Victory: ‘Lu Yehi’ Defeats ‘Let It Be’ As a songwriter I want to congratulate the new president of Israel on behalf of all true lovers of Eretz Yisrael with the words “a new morning has come” (based on the title song of Bob Dylan’s 1970 album “New Morning”). Presidential elections in Israel are decided by a Knesset vote. When no candidate managed to garner the required 61 votes in the first round of voting last week, the top two vote-getters, Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin and Moshe Sheetrit, faced off in a second round. The leftists were already dancing in the Knesset hallways. They figured the Shas Party would prefer Sheetrit, a fellow Sephardi, and the center-left parties would give their votes to the left-leaning Sheetrit. I, too, was sure Rivlin would lose, so the final result came as quite a shock: Rivlin 63, Sheetrit 53. Who is Ruby Rivlin? I first met him in 1988, just after he became a Likud Knesset member. A violent Arab intifada was raging at the time, and Rivlin backed the tough stance of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who declared “There is simply no room for two states in such a small area.” But Shamir was a “Let It Be” man who, while putting down the first Arab

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Shurin Continued from p.24 Kippur War (which claimed more than 2,000 Israeli soldiers). The composer acknowledged being inspired by the Beatles song “Let It Be.” In fact, her tune for the chorus of “Lu Yehi” is remarkably similar to the tune for the chorus of “Let It Be.” But while the phrase “Let It Be” implies doing nothing, “Lu Yehi” implies working toward a goal. Benjamin Netanyahu has been a “Let It Be” man since he returned to the Prime Minister’s Office in 2009. The term “Let It Be” is equivalent to the Talmudic term “shev ve’al ta’aseh.” When the sages are not sure of a decision, the ruling is: Let’s sit and wait for Elijah the Prophet to arrive to tell us what to do. Former National Union MK Yaakov Katz, “Katzeleh,” told me years ago, “You’ll see, Dov, Netanyahu is all talk but will do nothing.” Katzeleh’s words have proven to be true. Netanyahu, giving in to American pressure, stopped all building in what the world terms the “occupied territories” for ten months. His doing nothing became a victory for him, as it caused PA President Mahmoud Abbas to become even more uncompromising and demanding, which left the peace talks in limbo. And so Netanyahu was encouraged to continue with his “all talk, do nothing” approach. To secure his Let It Be position, Netanyahu demanded that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Their inevitable refusal strengthened his shev ve’al ta’aseh position. But when the PA and Hamas re-

cently signed their unity pact, bringing the peace talks to a complete halt, our prime minister was caught off guard, and began exhibiting poor leadership qualities. At the annual Herzliya Conference on security, where political speeches are the call of the day, senior coalition partner Yair Lapid performed a leftist “Lu Yehi,” saying, in effect, that Israel must now make a unilateral decision to withdraw from chosen territories to give our sworn enemies a state of their own. Junior coalition partner Naftali Bennett took the podium and did an opposing rightist version of “Lu Yehi,” essentially declaring that Israel must begin annexing territories loaded with Jewish settlers, “Gush Etzion first.” Avigdor Lieberman, Netanyahu’s partner in the merged Likud-Beiteinu ruling party, described the prime minister as a person who is failing to lead. Does anyone still wonder why Netanyahu did not endorse Ruby Rivlin – the presidential candidate of his own party – until the last minute? It’s because a “Let It Be” man always feels threatened by a “Lu Yehi” man. We can only hope that our prime minister understands the days of “Let It Be” are over and the victory of Ruby Rivlin is a victory for “Lu Yehi” – and that the realization will give him the strength and fortitude to finally become a “Lu Yehi” leader. Dov Shurin is a popular radio personality and the composer and producer of several albums. He lives with his family in Israel and can be contacted at dovshurin@yahoo.com. His Jewish Press column appears the third issue of each month.

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Birkat HaGomel (Part V) Question: I recently returned from a trip abroad and wanted to say HaGomel. When I mentioned this to the officers of my synagogue, however, they told me – as per the instructions of the synagogue’s rabbi – that I would have to wait until Shabbos to do so. I was not given any reason for this and did not wish to display my ignorance, so I quietly acquiesced. Can you please explain why I had to wait? Name Withheld (Via E-Mail) Summary of our response up to this point: The requirement of having a minimum of 10 men present for synagogue services and other mitzvot that are davar shebi’kedushah (matters of sanctity) is derived through the hermeneutic principle of gezerah shavah (verbal analogy). If the same word or phrase appears in two separate verses in the Torah, and a certain halacha is explicitly stated regarding one of them, we may infer that the same halacha applies in the second case as well. Leviticus 22:32 – which discusses sanctifying G-d’s name in public – uses the word “betoch” and Numbers 16:21 – which discusses G-d’s command to separate from Korach and his group – uses the word “mitoch.” The latter verse refers to a congregation of at least 10 people (which we know via a second gezarah shavah) and so we learn that publicly sanctifying G-d’s name requires a minyan. This gezerah shavah comes up in a Talmudic discussion (Berachot 21b) between R. Huna and R. Yehoshua b. Levi regarding someone who enters a synagogue while the congregation is already in midst of davening Shemoneh Esreh. If he wishes to catch up with the congregation, R. Huna permits him to recite Kedushah by himself while R. Yehoshua rules that it can be said only with a quorum of 10. The Mechaber rules that a person is required to offer hoda’ah if he survived crossing a sea, survived traveling through the wilderness, recovered from a serious illness, or was set free after being imprisoned. He specifies that the blessing of the hoda’ah must be recited before a minyan. We mentioned that there is a specific sentence that those assembled should recite in response to HaGomel. The usual response to a blessing, “Amen,” is not sufficient in this case because there is a requirement for all present to recite their own blessing of thanks and not rely on a messenger’s thanks. We noted the parallel to the “Modim” prayer in the Amidah. The congregants recite their own Modim, their own prayer of thanksgiving, along with the one recited by the chazzan. Both Modim and HaGomel are blessings of thanksgiving.

Last week, we discussed the Tur’s ruling that a person who recites HaGomel with less than a minyan present does not need to repeat the blessing. The minyan requirement is l’chatchilah, he maintains. Rabbenu Yonah disagrees and requires a person who said HaGomel without a minyan to say it again before a minyan. ***** The later authorities are the halachic guideposts of the masses today. Let us see what some of them have to say about this matter. The Chayye Adam (Rabbi Avraham Danzig, rav in Vilna, circa 1748-1820, Topic 65:6) writes, “[A person] required to say Birkat HaGomel… should take care to say it specifically before 10 men aside from himself. Ab initio he should make sure that two of the 10 are Talmudic scholars. If he said HaGomel with less than 10 present, he should say it again before 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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Conflict Of Interest The Ramban notes that Korach’s dispute with Moshe Rabbeinu at this particular time seems strange, in light of the fact that Korach and all his followers already had a history of resentment against Moshe. The enmity of Dassan and Aviram against Moshe dated back to the days in Mitzrayim. Ohn ben Peles, likewise, harbored grievances Moshe. Following the sin of the Golden Calf some 250 individuals within the Jewish nation forfeited their privilege to serve as kohanim. So why did they wait until this time to rise up in opposition against Moshe? The Ramban explains that as long as Moshe Rabbeinu was performing miracles there was no protest. Everything was going well. Moshe brought the Ten Plagues on the Egyptians, then he split the Red Sea. He brought down the mann and they traveled surrounded by the Clouds of Glory. Then when the Jewish nation sinned with the Golden Calf, Moshe put himself on the line for them, pleading with Hashem to forgive them or “Erase me now from Your book.” How could they find fault now with Moshe? So they quietly bided their time. But then there was the incident with the spies and Moshe related the words of Hashem (Bamidbar 14:29), “In this wilderness your carcasses shall drop.” He didn’t defend the nation’s transgression and informed them they would wander in the midbar for forty years, one year for each day that the meraglim traveled in Eretz Yisrael. This was for them a fortuitous time to attack Moshe. HaGaon Rav Eliezer Shach states that this was not, in fact, not a classic case of machlokes l’shem Shamayim. Dassan and Aviram were paupers (Rashi, Shemos 4:19), while Moshe and Aharon had each become independently wealthy. Our sages tell us that Moshe became rich from the fragments of expensive stone that fell off when the luchos were carved. The Talmud (Yuma 18a) derives from the Torah (Vayikra 21:10) that the Kohen Gadol was superior to all other priests in appearance, wisdom, and material wealth; if he was poor, his brother priests contributed to make him rich. Envy of Moshe and Aharon’s wealth was a driving force. Yet Korach was the spokesman of this group, despite the fact that he was the richest man in the world. In fact, the unconventionality of this dispute is alluded to in the Mishnah (Avos 5:17), which refers to it as “the dispute of Korach and his entire company” rather than one between Korach and Moshe Rabbeinu. Indeed, Moshe did not have any argument with even one member of the group; 10, albeit without mentioning Shem u’Malchut – the Holy Name and Kingship.” The Chayye Adam continues, “It is also proper not to wait more than three days to recite this blessing. Rather, one should say it as soon as possible [before a sefer Torah]. And if he found 10 men on the third day, he should say it even without a sefer Torah….” Let us next look at the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, rav in Ungvar, circa 18041886, siman 61:2). He writes: “One must recite this blessing before 10 men, aside from himself, and two of their number should be scholars who are engaged in halachot because it says (Psalms 107:32), ‘Vi’romemu’hu b’khal am u’vmoshav zekeinim y’haleluhu – Let them exalt Him in the assembly of people, and praise Him in the session of the elders.’ “If scholars are not [among the group], it is not a matter that hinders. The custom is to say HaGomel

it was Korach and his cohorts who were quarreling and would have continued to do so among themselves even if they would have been successful in their quest to attain the kehunah and malchus. The Chofetz Chaim writes in his Kuntres Ahavas Yisrael (Chapter 3) that the root of hatred is jealousy. Although hatred based on jealousy can be rationalized, it is nevertheless classified as sinas chinam, baseless jealousy, and Rabbeinu Yonah asserts that one must be vigilant in eliminating such hatred from his heart. Rabbeinu Bechaya and the Smak contend that all types of hatred can be remedied except for hatred based on jealousy. Shlomo HaMelech says (Mishlei 14:30), “Envy brings rotting of the bones.” Bone is one of the strongest materials found in nature, yet even bones can decay from jealousy. We also learn in Avos (4:21), “Jealousy … removes a man from the world.” An individual with sincere emunah and bitachon does not succumb to envy. The great gaon R’ Moshe Feinstein once wrote in a letter of approbation that because of our many sins the Soton dances in our midst in order to fan the flames of hatred – whether it is a straightforward animus or one that purports to be based on halacha – even among those who are observant. This distances the geulah even further for, as we know, the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed and the Jewish nation was exiled because of strife. R’ Yaakov, the father of R’ Aaron Karliner, was a tzaddik nistar (a hidden tzaddik). As such, he served as the beadle of the shul in Yanava, a city near Pinsk. One Kol Nidre night, when R’ Yaakov was the ba’al tefillah, he stood davening the silent Shemoneh Esrei an exceedingly long time, as many are wont to do on these holy days. Although the entire congregation had concluded the Shemoneh Esrei, R’ Yaakov was still pouring out his heart to Hashem. The president of the congregation waited impatiently, becoming increasingly upset as the minutes ticked by. Finally he approached R’ Yaakov and slapped him in public for his audacity in holding up the tzibbur. Despite the blow, R’ Yaakov did not respond and quietly continued davening. Finally he concluded the Shemoneh Esrei, stepped back three steps, and then resumed leading the congregation in their tefillos as if nothing had happened. The day following Yom Kippur, one of the wealthy people approached R’ Yaakov and offered to pay him a large sum of money in return for selling him the portion in the world to come that was his for not reacting to the shame and hurt the president of the congregation had inflicted. R’ Yaakov answered humbly: I have nothing to sell you. Before I stepped back the three steps I had already completely forgiven the president for his act. If I had harbored even the slightest bit of upset or animosity, I would not have continued to serve as the shliach tzibbur that night. I have no argument with the man because he was essentially in the right. It is not appropriate for the community president to have to wait for the shammash. when one receives an aliyah at the Torah after reciting the final blessing. Preferably, one should not delay more than three days. Therefore, if a person’s salvation occurred on a Monday [but after that day’s Torah reading], he should say HaGomel immediately, even without a sefer Torah and not wait for Thursday.” From the author’s words, it is very clear that the requirement of 10 men is absolute. Now let us see what the Aruch Hashulchan (Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, rav in Navhardok, circa 18291908, Orach Chayyim 219:6) has to say in this regard. He writes: “Since it’s written, ‘Let them exalt Him in the assembly of people, and praise Him in the session of the elders,’ our sages said that one must say HaGomel before 10 men because [only such a gathering] is referred to as an assembly. Two of the 10 must be

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Separating The Kohanim In this week’s parshah we learn of Korach’s conflict with Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon. The pasuk tells us that Moshe’s first reaction when confronted with the rebellion was to fall on his face and daven (Bamidbar 16:4). He then told Korach and his assembly: “In the morning Hashem will show who are His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him.” Since the rebellion was essentially against Aharon’s appointment to the position of kohen gadol, Moshe challenged them to attempt to bring ketores, something unique to the kohen gadol’s position. Moshe said that this challenge would take place the following morning. Rashi explains that Moshe was attempting to stall for time, hoping that by morning the rage would subside. But it didn’t. Rashi quotes a midrash that explains an alternate meaning of Moshe’s words: “In the morning Hashem will show.” The midrash says that Moshe was alluding to the fact that Hashem has boundaries set in the world – such as morning and night. Just as one cannot switch those two times of day, one cannot switch the other boundaries that Hashem has set forth – referring to Aharon’s appointment as kohen gadol. The Gemara in Pesachim 104a discusses different opinions of what the correct nusach of the berachah of Havdalah should be. According to one opinion, one must mention all of the separations in the Torah. The Gemara cites a braisa that says that one must mention the separation between kodesh and chol; light and darkness; Klal Yisrael and the other nations; the seventh day and the rest of the week; tamei and tahor; the sea and dry land; the waters above and the waters below; and Kohanim, Levi’im and Yisraelim. The Gemara cites a pasuk in Divrei Hayamim (1:23:13) as

the source for the separation between kohanim and levi’im. The pasuk there says that Hashem separated Aharon and his sons, and sanctified Aharon as kodesh kadoshim forever. From this Gemara and from the midrash that Rashi quoted, it is evident that the kohanim’s uniqueness is defined as a separation similar to night and day. This delineation is in line with Rav Chaim Soloveitchik’s explanation of the following halacha: the Gemara in Bechoros 47a says that a kohen who defiles his kedushas kehunah does not assume levi status; rather he is considered a regular Jew. Rav Chaim (in his sefer on the Rambam, Hilchos Issurei Biya 15:9) explains that the three factions in Klal Yisrael – Kohanim, Levi’im and Yisraelim – are mutually exclusive. A kohen is thus an entirely separate entity. Therefore, when he loses his kedushah (either by his own actions or those of his parents), he does not assume the rank of levi. This separation between Kohanim, Levi’im and Yisraelim obligates us to honor kohanim. For example, we honor them by giving them the first aliyah, with leading the mezuman by bentching, and through other preferential treatments. Rav Chaim’s grandson, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, once asked why we are not required to stand when a kohen walks into the room. After all, if one is obligated to show respect by standing when one’s parents, a talmid chacham, or a rebbe enters a room, why is this not the case regarding a kohen? He answered that there is a difference between kohanim, parents and rebbeim. Regarding parents and talmidei chachamim, the Torah obligates us to show them kavod. One such respectful act is by standing when they enter a room. But the Torah does not require us to honor kohanim. It only requires us to “separate” them. This entails giving the kohanim preferential treatment by allowing them to go first in many different scenarios. However, we are not required to show kavod to a kohen. By allowing the kohen to go first, we are showing that he is separate from the rest of the nation. Standing up for someone is a gesture reserved for showing honor. It is for this reason that we are not required to stand for a kohen when he enters the room. For questions or comments, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@ gmail.com.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanction of Israel Contravene Torah and Morality The Rabbinical Alliance of America, Igud Harabanim at its most recent Rabbinic Convocation held Friday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, May 30th discussed with alarm the rising tide of anti-Semitism world-wide and the anti-Jewish rhetoric that is associated with the B.D.S. (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) against the people and the State of Israel. According to the rabbinic organization representing over 800 Orthodox rabbis and the congregations they lead, the BDS movement contravenes Biblical scripture and undermines the very foundations that assure a just and moral society for all people. The BDS movement describes itself as being founded in 2005 by the Palestinian civil society that has issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. The Rabbinical Alliance views this movement as being malevolent in calling Israel ƒƒ’ƒ”–Š‡‹†•–ƒ–‡ƒ•‹–—–‹Ž‹œ‡•‹ƪƒƒtory language to delegitimize the basic human rights of the Jewish people for self-determination and to live amongst its neighbors in security and safety. The Rabbinical Alliance calls upon members of the Jewish faith and all people of good will to reject the B.D.S. movement in all of its variations as its goal is to harm the safety and security of the Jewish people in Israel as well as impact its hard working Jewish citizens and Arab residents from

earning their livelihood and being able to export their products to other regions of the globe. Any action in support of the above mentioned B.D.S. movement is tantamount to transgressing numerous Biblical prohibitions of theft, denial of gainful employment, the utilization of unjust weights and measurements and is considered to be a contributing factor to the very serious transgression of the shedding of blood (murder) of a fellow human being. ’‘ ”‡ƪ‡…–‹‘ ƒ† ‡šƒ‹ƒ–‹‘ ‘ˆ our Torah and Halacha, our guiding light, –Š‡ ƒ„„‹‹…ƒŽ ŽŽ‹ƒ…‡ ‘ˆ ‡”‹…ƒ Ƥ†• the B.D.S. movement to be guilty of gross misrepresentation and dishonesty while attempting to gather the sympathies and support of the misinformed. The Rabbinical Alliance of America calls upon all people of good will who strive for justice and peace to disavow granting any legitimacy or expression of support to B.D.S. as it is a highly divisive and dangerous movement agenda-driven by hatred and ignorance aimed at the de-legitimization of Israel and the Jewish people the world-over. Rabbi Yehoshua Hecht, rabbihecht@bethisraelct.org, For the Presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America

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We will never know why, after 2,000 years, It was specifically you who were chosen by our Father in Heaven To be the silver platter upon which Jerusalem was served to us In the wondrous War of Miracles of Six Days And the War of Attrition that followed on its heels. But this we will always know: When you were called to serve, You parted from your loved ones and ran with alacrity ahead of the camp. You left everything behind, and together you charged into the fire. In Armon Hanatziv, Ammunition Hill, In the Alley of Death and the Police School, In the Canal, in the strongholds, in the Land of Pursuit:

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You forged a covenant of brothers, you sacrificed your lives for each other. One hand held the other, and for a rare moment – too rare – you taught us The true meaning of oneness, Oneness at the front and oneness at home. In the merit of one hand [yad] holding the other (numerical value 14+14) We merited the 28th That wondrous 28th of Iyar. As if our Father in Heaven was pleased and said that If my children are sacrificing their lives in extraordinary brotherly unity They are worthy that I should be their Father and I will transform the natural to supernatural. And five pursued one hundred, and one hundred pursued ten thousand, And the enemy was smitten, and in six days you liberated our Holy Land. And when the walls of dispute of the heart fell, The wall of stone was broken – and Jerusalem was united. “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” called Motta [Gur]. “I repeat: the Temple Mount is in our hands.” And our flag was raised over the holy Mount. And the sound of the shofar rang out… And you are the teruah of the shofar. And you are the shevarim of the shofar. And you are always the great outcry. Since then, we have become confused. We did not know how to clarify and continue The authentic, natural, united momentum of liberation. We did not know what to do with your gift. In the gap that has since widened between us, A wall has once again been built in Jerusalem. And again, we will look down and admit the truth: The city is very divided. We have dropped our flag, We have not really safeguarded The unity of our city Acquired with your blood. And it is fitting and good that with awe and trepidation, With a hidden tear and shaking knees, We return every 28th and stand before you Every Iyar, every year. And we report back to you, And we will stand silent in the face of your judgment. What have we done this year to safeguard your gift, The unification of Jerusalem, the city of our Holy Temple, Jerusalem of Gold? For which you were the silver platter, Upon which it was served to us.


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Shul Is Not An Ordinary Place The Torah warns the kohanim to take caution that the family of Kehos should not be cut down. It even reiterates this admonition, saying, “[Take care] that they should live and not die.” This rather enigmatic cautionary section of the Torah needs interpretation. In what way would the family of Kehos – those who were privileged to carry the aron, the shulchan, the menorah, and the other holy vessels – be in such danger of death that the kohanim needed to take precaution? A simple understanding of the verse is that the kohanim should make certain that the aron and other sacred vessels are properly covered so that the family of Kehos should not improperly feast their eyes on the holy vessels. The Sifsei Kohen adds that the kohanim should be sure to make all appointments to designated jobs beforehand so that none of the Kehosi family would quarrel over who should get which honor – because if they would do so in front of the aron, they would be putting their lives in danger. (As an aside, we see Hashem abhors machlokes, fighting, so much that to engage in machlokes in His presence is a matter of life and death. Similarly in our day, the gabbai should be certain that aliyos and davening for the congregation are apportioned beforehand so that no one will fight in our Mikdash Me’at in front of the aron kodesh and risk the wrath of Hashem. It goes without saying that we should not fight in the presence of the Shechinah about things like the temperature in the room and opening and closing windows.) The Sforno adds yet another angle to the caution that needs to be taken with the family of Kehos. They must ensure that all appointments of position are made in advance rather than on a “first come, first served” basis which raises the risk that people will jostle and push one another in their zeal for doing the mitzvah and thus anger Hashem. A contemporary example of this is the chassid who wants to get as close as possible to the rebbe by the tisch. In his haste to get to the front, this chassid should not trample upon others, push aside elderly men, crush children against the wall, etc. Also, staying out late to do yet another mitzvah at the expense of the babysitter who has school the next day or making a chillul Hashem by double parking in order to

catch a Barchu are other examples of mistaken priorities that people who have not learned proper Torah balance commonly make. From the precautions that are taken to preserve the safety of Kehos we can derive how vigilant one must be when coming into a makom kadosh, a holy place. Women who come to shul occasionally should know that it’s not a place to meet friends or showcase their newest outfits and jewelry. Shul is a serious place. Once you enter the portals of the House of Hashem, you are bound by its requirements. You cannot talk during prayer because you risk disturbing other people and because you are snubbing Hashem. Lehavdil, it’s dishonorable to yap when everyone is standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Certainly it is incorrect to talk fashion, recipes, and summer plans while everyone else is saying Nishmas. The Torah emphasizes that to behave this way in the House of Hashem is to court danger. May it be the will of Hashem that we acquire the proper feeling of awe for our shuls; may we successfully inculcate

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are so severe – the child has stunted physical and mental development and inevitably dies by age four or so – that aborting is permitted until the seventh month of pregnancy. 3. May a woman who was raped abort her pregnancy? Rav Benzion Uziel (Mishpatai Uziel, vol. III, Choshen Mishpat, 46) and Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook ruled that she may in order to protect herself from shame and humiliation 4. May a mamzer fetus or one conceived out of wedlock be aborted? Rav Moshe Feinstein rules that it may not. Rav Uziel rules that it may be aborted to avoid shame. Rav Yaakov Emden (She’elat Yavitz 1:43) rules that one may abort a mamzer fetus (one conceived through adultery) but not a fetus conceived out of wedlock since no halachic stigma will be attached to such a fetus should it be born. 5. In Nazi concentration camps, pregnant women were often automatically killed. Were such women permitted to abort their pregnancies? Rabbi Efraim Oshry ruled that they were. 6. May an abortion be performed to prevent a nervous breakdown or the development of mental problems in the mother? Those rabbis that deem shame to a mother as a reason to permit abortions are lenient in regards to mental problems as well. Those rabbis who prohibit abortions even in cases of shame would not consider the possibility of mental problems developing to be reason to abort. Rabbi Cohen is the author of eight books on Jewish law. His latest is “Jewish Prayer the Right Way” (Urim).

Roe V. Wade In Jewish Law Question: Does halacha agree with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade permitting women to have abortions? Answer: In Roe v. Wade (1973), the Supreme Court ruled that women have the right to terminate an embryo or fetus in them during the first trimester of pregnancy. It further ruled that women are under no requirement to provide a compelling medical (or non-medical) reason to abort. Jewish law disagrees. Abortion on demand is simply prohibited. But what about special situations? Let us discuss some of them. 1. If a woman’s life is in jeopardy, we may terminate the life of the fetus to save the mother (Ohalot 7:6). 2. If there is something wrong with the fetus, some rabbis permit aborting; others do not. Rav Moshe Feinstein, for example, rules that it is forbidden, arguing that defective children have a right to live. Accordingly, he prohibits aborting a Tay-Sachs child. (See “Aborting A Jewish Fetus,” Kuntras L’Torah V’Hora’a, choveret 7, p.9, Elul 5737.) Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg (Responsa Tzitz Eliezer, vol.13:102), on the other hand, felt that the ramifications of giving birth to a Tay-Sachs child

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U.S. Presidential Expectations And Mideast Peace President Obama’s core argument in his unwavering “instructions” to Israel on a Middle East peace process is still founded upon agrantly incorrect assumptions. These erroneous premises are strategic and jurisprudential – that is, they are about both war and law. Intellectually, they are hopelessly insubstantial. The key sticking point for peaceful settlement with the Palestinians is not, as the president continues to think, Israel’s alleged unwillingness to compromise on “settlements” or any such diversion. To be sure, the problem is not that Israel is somehow hesitant to make increasingly painful sacrifices for peace. It is, rather, the persistently asymmetrical commitment to cooperation that endures between the fractionated Palestinian side, and the Israeli side. From the beginning, the only Israeli compromise that could have ever satisfied Fatah and Hamas would have involved an Israeli commitment to national self-destruction. Should such an option really be the basis for negotiations? Is Israel actually expected to become complicit in its own genocide? Why, at this late date, hasn’t President Obama taken the trouble to consider the unvarnished and incontestable historical record? The Palestine

Liberation Organization was founded in 1964; three years before there were any “occupied territories.” Just what, at that time, was the PLO actually trying to “liberate”? Even before its formal grant of statehood in May 1948, Israel had sought to negotiate with many unheroic and unreasonable enemies. Always, in these efforts, Jerusalem had preferred peace to war. Always, Israel’s one-sided effort was met with yet another war or still another intifada. Diplomacy has insistently failed Israel. Even the most visible example of any alleged diplomatic “success,” the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979, could still fail calamitously in the next several years. Israel’s principal enemies in “Palestine” remain candid. Conspicuously, on some primal issues, they do not lie. On their unhidden intention to annihilate the “Zionist entity” they remain gleefully sworn to “truth.” Several Israeli prime ministers have now gone through the self-defeating practice of releasing Palestinian terrorists as a “good will gesture.” Unsurprisingly, a substantial fraction of the freed murderers promptly returned to a disciplined regimen of anti-Israel terror. In the seventeenth-century,

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Grunfeld Continued from p.22 be granted. There may be no rain, or not enough rain to fill the cisterns and wells, or there may be too much rain with damaging effects. But we must pray for it and we must apply as much pressure on God as possible. After all, we are placed on this earth to perform His mitzvot and we have the right to ask for the tools of the trade. The Talmud tells us that if rain does not fall by the seventeenth day of the month of Mar Cheshvan – that is, ten days after it is needed in Israel – the rabbis of old declared public fasts that escalated in duration, frequency and severity. If the month of Adar arrived and the rains still had not come, the Jews would resort to a special form of blackmail. They would send an emissary to request rain whom God could not refuse. Such an emissary was Choni Hame’agel, Choni the circle maker, who was known for his extreme piety and understanding of the Torah. Choni would draw a circle around him and stand in the middle of it praying for rain, warning God that he would not step out until the rains came. When they came in scattered drops, he urged God for more. When the sky opened up with torrential rains, he asked God for less, until it was just right. Though Choni saved the people, Shimon Ben Shetach criticized him for forcing God’s hand. “Were you not Choni, I would pronounce a ban on you. But what shall I do, for you misbehave toward God and yet he does what you want.” Every generation has a Choni whom God will not turn down, but we don’t always know who that person is. Rav, the great amorah, visited a community that was afflicted with drought. He declared a fast and prayed for rain, but none came. Then an old Jew stood up, approached the prayer

stand and prayed for rain. Rain came in an instant. “What do you do that your prayers are answered so quickly?” asked Rav. “I am a teacher of small children and I teach the children of the poor as well as the rich. I take nothing from those who cannot afford to pay me” replied the old man. Rabbi Beroka once met Elijah the prophet in the market place of Bei Lefet. “Is there any one here who has a place in the world to come?” Rabbi Beroka asked Elijah. “Yes,” said Elijah, “that man going by wearing black shoes and no tzitzit.” Rabbi Beroka ran after the man. “What do you do?” he asked. “I am a jail guard,” replied the man. “I make sure that no harm befalls the young girls who are incarcerated.” “Why do you not wear tzizit?” asked Rabbi Beroka. “Because I move incognito among gentiles and whenever I overhear a decree that is bad for the Jews, I report back to the rabbis.” According to the halacha, an individual may not pray for rain on Shemini Atzeret. One must wait for the shaliach tzibbur to engage the entire community in the prayer for rain. Perhaps the reason for this is because nobody knows who the Choni among us is. So we all pray together in the hope that somebody so close to God that He cannot refuse him will save us all. Such people may go unrecognized, but they seem to emerge from the ranks of those who have compassion and are God’s partners in sharing limited resources with others. Raphael Grunfeld’s book, “Ner Eyal on Seder Moed” (distributed by Mesorah) is available now at OU.org and at your local Judaic bookstore. Comments to the writer are welcome at Rafegrunfeld@gmail.com.

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In memory of the yahrzeiten of: Rabbi Dovid b. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deutsch, zt”l, author of Ohel Dovid (22nd Sivan, 1831); Rabbi Isomor b. Rabbi Mayer Rosenbaum, zt”l, Nadvorner Rebbe (22nd Sivan, 1977); Rabbi Yehuda b. Rabbi Yisroel Asad, zt”l, Serdelhaly Rav and author of Responsa Mahrie (23rd Sivan, 1866); Rabbi Yisroel Chaim b. Rabbi Yehuda Friedman, zt”l, Rachover Rav and author of Likutei Mahariach (24th Sivan, 1932); Chana Leah Tannenbaum b. Gershon Yankelowitz, a”h, (24th Sivan, 2001); Rabbi Dov Ber b. Rabbi Avraham Landau, zt”l, Biala Rebbe (25th Sivan, 1876); Rabbi Chaim b. Rabbi Mordechai Ephraim Fishel Sofer, zt”l, author of Machaneh Chaim (25th Sivan, 1886); Rabbi Moshe Zvi b. Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twersky, zt”l, Philadelphia Tolna Rebbe (25th Sivan, 1972); Rabbi Baruch Shimshon b. Rabbi Yosef Moshe Schneerson, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Chebin (25th Sivan, 2001); Rabbi Yehoshua b. Rabbi Yosef Buxbaum, zt”l Hy”d, Galanta Rav and author of Or Pnei Yehoshua (26th Sivan, 1942); Gershon b. Mordechai Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d, (26th Sivan, 1944); Rivka Yankelowitz b. Yaakov Yoel Adler, a”h Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Yitzchok b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Shlomo b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Boruch Zvi b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Yaakov Yoel b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Meyer b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Moshe Weisenstein, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Esther Malka Weisenstein b. Gershon Yankelowitz, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Yitta b. Moshe Weisenstein, z”l Hy”d (26th Sivan, 1944); Rabbi Reuven b. Rabbi Shabbetai Fein, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Torah Vodaath (26th Sivan, 1993); and Rabbi Yisroel Zev b. Rabbi Avrohom Zvi Gustman, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Netzach Yisrael (28 Sivan, 1991).

A Unique Challenge ‘Tithe, You Shall Tithe…’ (Ta’anis 9a) Our daf relates an encounter between R. Yochanan and Resh Lakish’s young son. R. Yochanan asked the young man (as was customary) to repeat a verse he was taught that day. The young man responded by citing Devarim 14:22, “Aser te’aser eis kol tevuas zar’acha ha’yotzei ha’sadeh shanah shanah – Tithe, you shall tithe the entire crop of your planting, the produce of the field, year by year.” The young man asked R. Yochanan why the Torah repeats the word aser. The sage replied that the repThis week’s Daf Yomi Highlights is based upon Al Hadaf, published by Cong. Al Hadaf, 17N Rigaud Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977-2533. Al Hadaf published semi-monthly, is available by subscription: U.S. – $40 per year; Canada – $54 per year; overseas – $65 per year. For dedication information, contact Rabbi Zev Dickstein, editor, at 845-356-9114 or visit Alhadafyomi.org.

Klass Continued from p.26 rabbis. They are referred to as ‘elders’ in scriptural vernacular, and ‘elders’ connote a minimum of two.” Seemingly, the Aruch Hashulchan differentiates between the Talmudic term rabbanan – rabbis – and the Scriptural term zekeinim – elders – the term from which we derive the need for two rabbis. The Torah

etition teaches us “aser bi’shvil she’tis’asher” – that if we tithe we will become rich. When the young man asked R. Yochanan how we know this statement is true, R. Yochanan told him to test it out. The young man objected that the Torah (Devarim 6:16) adjures us against testing Hashem: “Lo senase es Hashem Elokeichem ka’asher nisisem bamasah – You shall not test Hashem, your G-d, as you tested Him at Massah.” R. Yochanan replied that this instance is an exception, citing Malachi 3:10: “b’chanuni na b’zos – try Me with this.”

arguing that Malachi 3:10 teaches us both that 1) Hashem will reward someone who gives ma’aser with wealth regardless of his sins and 2) that it is permitted to give ma’aser in order to test Hashem (to see whether the promised reward will come about). The Radvaz (Vol 3:883) explains that although normally we may not test Hashem, Hashem made giving ma’aser an exception so as to improve the lot of the poor who will receive more funds as a result. The Radvaz actually writes that the exception applies to all charity – not just ma’aser.

With A Caveat May one give charity for the purpose of attaining wealth? The Meiri (ad loc.) explains that R. Yochanan meant that a person can feel certain that he will attain wealth as a reward for giving ma’aser; he did not mean that a person is permitted to perform that mitzvah solely for the sake of benefiting himself. The Meiri also notes that, no matter the motivation, it is possible that a person will not become wealthy because of his sins.

Differing Views The Tur (Yoreh De’ah 247) and Rabbenu Yonah (Avos 3:13) rule like the Radvaz. The Beis Yosef argues that the exception only applies to ma’aser, not regular charity (see his commentary to the Tur). Ma’aser, according to the Shelah (cited by Pishchei Teshuvah ad loc.), refers only to ma’aser tevuah, not ma’aser kesafim.

Without A Caveat The Sefer Hachinuch (mitzvah 424) disagrees, refers to elders in Exodus 24:14: “V’el ha’zekenim amar shevu lanu ba’zeh ad asher nashuv aleichem, v’hineh Aharon v’Chur imachem mi ba’al devarim yigash aleihem – And to the elders he said: ‘Wait here for us until we return to you; behold, Aaron and Hur are with you, he who has a dispute should approach them.” The Ibn Ezra in his commentary notes that Aaron and Hur were to judge as the elders in place of Moses. In effect, in Moses’ absence they were to (jointly) serve as the final authority, a position other-

NEXT WEEK’S LUACH NYC Candle Lighting Time June 27, 2014 – 29 Sivan 5774 8:10 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: 9:22 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:43 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Weekly Reading: Chukas Weekly Haftara: VeYiftach HaGil’adi (Judges 11:1-33) Daf Yomi: Ta’anis 16 Mishna Yomit: Bechoros 6:6-7 Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 399:10-400:1 Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Pesulei Ha’Mukdashim chap. 2–4 Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:24 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunrise: 5:27 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Latest Kerias Shema: 9:13 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunset: 8:30 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Pirkei Avos: 4 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz is 2 days, this Friday Night and Shabbos and Sunday. Friday night: Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv as usual with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo (However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo – at Maariv only – one does not repeat: see Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1, based on Berachos 30b, which explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night.) Shabbos morning: Shacharis is the usual Shabbos tefilla with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh as well as in chazzan’s repetition, followed by half Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We remove two scrolls from the Ark; in the first we read from the weekly portion of Chukas and call seven Aliyos, and at their conclusion we say half kaddish. We then call the maftir and read from the second Sefer in Parashas Pinchas, “U’Veyom HaShabbos U[b]eroshei Chod

sheichem.” We do not say Av Harachamim, nor is there Hazkaras Neshamos, but we continue with Ashrei; we return the scrolls to the Aron and the chazzan says half Kaddish. Musaf: Instead of Tikkanta Shabbos we say Ata Yatzarta, and in the Korbanos – the sacrifices – we mention both Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh; after chazzan’s repetition, Kaddish Tiskabbel followed by Ein K’Elokeinu, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after Shacharis. Mincha is usual Shabbos tefilla. We include Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh – we do not say Tzidkas’cha. Ma’ariv is the usual Motza’ei Shabbos tefilla, we include Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh. Sunday morning: Second day Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half-Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15), we call four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael), the Baal Keriah recites half Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon; we delete La’menatze’ach, the chazzan recites half Kaddish; all then remove their tefillin. Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half Hallel. Before Aleinu they add Ein K’Elokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan. Mincha: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish. Birkas Hamazon: In the Grace after Meals we add Ya’aleh VeYavo as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times. The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapters 83, 130, 142. – Y.K

A Final Thought The Rema cites Beis Yosef’s view as that of a “yesh omrim.” Clearly, then, the Rema believes one may test Hashem regarding all charitable giving. wise held by Moses alone. Thus, we may extrapolate that “zekeinim” – elders who judge – must consist of at least two people. Consequently, any activity that requires elders requires at least two people. The Aruch Hashulchan continues: “The Rambam (chapter 10) writes that one should recite HaGomel while standing. It seems to me that his reason is because the person is saying HaGomel before 10 men and any assembly of 10 is endowed with the Shechinah before whom it is not proper to sit. It seems that for this reason it became customary to recite this blessing after a person is called to the Torah because some scholars will surely be found among the [assembled] 10, and he is [already] standing. But all of this does not hinder – even if two rabbis are not present, he has nevertheless fulfilled his obligation. The Tur writes that even where there is no minyan present, a person may fulfill his obligation, yet others say he has not discharged his obligation and should say HaGomel again before 10 men, albeit without mentioning Shem u’Malchut. It is proper not to wait more than three days to recite this blessing, since [in essence] a person can say HaGomel [even without a minyan].” The Aruch Hashulchan seems to agree with the Chayyei Adam – that saying HaGomel before a minyan is the proper manner of fulfilling the requirement and that having two rabbis present is not an absolute requirement. The Kitzur, on the other hand, seems to leave no option for leniency at all. The Mishnah Berurah (Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, the Chafetz Chaim, circa 1838-1933, Orach Chayyim 219:6), commenting on the Mechaber’s requirement of a minyan, rules that the person saying HaGomel can be part of the minyan. In his Sha’ar Hatziyyun commentary, he explains his view: “Just as bridegrooms (Ketubot 7b-8a) are included in the minyan necessary to receive their blessing – and according to one sage this is also derived from the same verse, ‘Let them exalt Him in the assembly of people…’ – so should one who is required to say HaGomel [be included in the minyan].” On this point, the Mishnah Berurah maintains the most lenient view. Also lenient on this point are the Kaf Hachayyim (Rabbi Yaakov Chayyim Sofer, rav in Bhagdad, circa 1870-1939, O.C. 219:19-23) and the ever popular Yalkut Yosef (by the current Rishon Letzion, chief rabbi of Israel, yibadel l’chayyim, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, O.C. 219:9-10). (To be continued)


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Conference Highlights Lessons From 1939 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Voyage Of The Damnedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rector Dr. Rafael Medoff reviewed the recent claims by historian Prof. Richard Breitman that the Coast Guard was not sent to keep the St. Louis from reachPassengers from the German Jewish refugee ing Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shore. Medoff cited documents showship St. Louis came together with survivors of more ing that the Coast Guard was indeed dispatched to recent genocides at a conference in New York City the scene. Later in the earlier this month to discuss lessons todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genera- day, one of the passengers, Ronnie Breslow of tion can learn from that tragic 1939 episode. rememThe conference, sponsored by the David S. Wy- Philadelphia, bered how she actually waved to the captain of the Coast Guard cutter as it drew near. Dr. Medoff said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;revisionist accounts which attempt to deny the Coast Guardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role and downplay the Roosevelt administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refusal to admit the St. Stephen M. Flatow, father of terror victim Alisa Flatow, Louis do a disserspeaks at the Wyman Institute conference. Seated, left to vice to the public right: Armenian author Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian; Rwanda and the historical genocide survivor and activist Jacqueline Murekatete; and record.â&#x20AC;? conference MC Prof. Thane Rosenbaum. Two other St. man Institute for Holocaust Studies, was held Louis passengers, Sonon the 75th anniversary of the voyage of the St. ja Geismar of the Bronx Louis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; today widely known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voyage of the and Harry Fuld of New Damnedâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which was turned away by Cuba and Jersey, joined Breslow in the United States, and forced to return to Europe. describing their personal Many of the passengers were later murdered in the experiences aboard the ship. Martin Goldsmith, Holocaust. Opening the proceedings, Wyman Institute di- a National Public Radio

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Night at the Museums offers special access to 13 museums and historic sites as part of the River To River Festival 2014. The museums will be open until 8 p.m., and many will offer special amenities. Among participating museums and historical sites are The Anne Frank Center USA and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. The latter will offer the opportunity to explore modern Jewish history, life, and culture – with special exhibitions included. For more information, please visit www. NightAtTheMuseums.org or www.RiverToRiverNYC.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29 Commemorate the 20th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe with a visit to his resting place among other meaningful events. For comprehensive information about the 9 a.m.-8 p.m. memorable

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Singular Experience Submit events to AriKorenblit@gmail.com three weeks in advance. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 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. 631-462-9800. suffolkyjcc.org. Note: Also on Wednesday, June 25. 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 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, L.I. 631-462-9800. suffolkyjcc. org. Note: Also on Wednesday, June 25. “Healthy Gourmet Summer Meals” lesson for 20s-30s. Make gourmet summer-in-

spired fast-food delicacies using delicious recipes, easy shortcuts, and awesome tips for eating healthy. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19 “Laib’s Music Place” (hosted by Laib Schantz) and “Jewish Datelines” – weekly Jewish radio shows from 10:00-11:30 p.m. on 1300 AM (WRCR) in Rockland. Also listen via the Internet at www.wrcr.com or via telephone conference call at 646-519-5860 – pin #8574. Call in live and participate.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 Benefit from a talk on: “Money and Self-Empowerment” – led by expert financial adviser and personal coach Judith Gruber. Cultivate a healthy, balanced relationship with money and build the tools to create a peaceful and prosperous financial life. Note: This four-hour workshop is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 92nd St. Y at Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 23 Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55 Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4341 ext. 133. www.friedbergjcc.org. Rap/discussion for those ready to shift their approach to a new beginning. Ages 40+. Mid-Island Y, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, L.I. 7:45 p.m. 516-822-3535 ext. 338. www. miyjcc.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Join JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League – for 20s-30s – on eight Wednesday evenings during the summer (June 25-August 13). Sign up with your friends or register individually and meet new young professionals in the New York area in a social, friendly, and active atmosphere. Teams have at least 12 players and games are played 6-on-6. The games will be played from 7:15-9:30 p.m. every week. Following each game, all players are welcome to gather at a local bar for post-game drink specials. For specific information regarding price and regulations, e-mail JSPORT@jccmanhattan.org. In your e-mail, include your name, age, gender, and telephone number. The e-mail must be completed to secure your spot in the league. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Join the Young Friends Sunset Soirée at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 6:30-10 p.m. 646-4374252. www.mjhnyc.org/youngfriends.

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

You’ve Been Dumped It happens to almost everyone. You’re dating someone and you think things are going well. You may have gone out twice or three times, or maybe even long enough to feel optimistic about the future together. And then it happens. A phone call, a “we need to talk” over coffee, or a text...and it’s over. You’ve been dumped. Except for those lucky few who discover that the very first person they go out with is The One, breakups are an inevitable aspect of dating. One, if not Psychotherapists Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W., and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc., are the authors of “Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage” (Menucha Publishers), 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, e-mail info@jewishdatingandmarriage.com.

A Healthy Shidduch As Told To Penina Pinchasi Chedva had only recently started participating in shidduchim. She had been out with a few boys but nothing had yet worked out. However, she was still young and not too worried. One day her seminar teacher, with whom she was very close, suggested someone “really special” for her. But although he had wonderful middos and excellent mailos, and was devoted to his learning, his family’s medical situation was – to put it mildly – complicated. Two of his siblings had severe mental and physical limitations due to genetic problems. Both were living in a special home. Because of this, their brother, Yossi, had naturally undergone a battery of tests and was monitored throughout his life. While he was in good health and not a carrier of this genetic defect, the family realized that its word would not be enough to satisfy any potential shidduch. This is why the family had written a letter to the head of the genetic department at the local hospital where the family was treated, instructing the hospital to disclose the family’s entire medical history to anyone with a proper written letter of request for the purpose of pursuing a suitable match for their son, Yossi. This letter was to be given to any shidduch prospect’s family so they could reassure themselves of the son’s medical condition. After the usual inquiries about the boy (speaking to his rosh yeshiva, friends and neighbors) and hearing only wonderful things about him, Chedva’s parents made an appointment to speak to the head of the genetic department at the Tel Aviv hospital. Very kind and helpful she pulled no punches, explaining the severity of the family problem. But she was reassuring that Yossi had no signs of this problem, which was always noticeable from a very early age once the family tendency was acknowledged and the right tests were taken. The carriers were always female; thus he could not be a carrier of the problematic gene to future generations. Her position to the concerned family was that

both of you, realizes that you’re not right for each other and decides to end things. The person at the receiving end of the break up is often disappointed, and that, too, is an inevitable part of dating. But there are ways to end dating like a mentch and there are ways to leave the other person feeling taken advantage of, not good enough, deeply hurt, or insecure about what the next date will think about him or her. Renana was sure that Judah was Mr. Right. She liked everything about him and felt they were really connecting. From time to time, though, Judah implied that he had an issue he was trying to deal with in their relationship. Renana tried not to think about this, and hoped that Judah was working it through. On the date they started to talk seriously about the future, Judah seemed to be holding back something he wanted to say. When he couldn’t hold it in any longer, he blurted out, “Renana, I think you’re a terrific person, and I want to be able to make this work, but I can’t. You’re just too thin for my taste – I’m just not attracted to you.” Renana felt as if she had been punched in the stomach. She was deeply hurt that Judah didn’t want to continue, but his way of telling her made her feel ashamed, and that something was wrong with her. Why couldn’t he have stopped at “I can’t”? In trying to be truthful, Judah used words that were cruel. Most people are sensitive about their looks, and are hurt when they learn that a person they’ve grown to care about isn’t attracted to them. if Yossi and their daughter decided to marry, she would be delighted to meet her and give her all the future support and information she’d need. She expressed the expectation that when Yossi’s parents were no longer alive, Yossi and his future wife would be responsible for his siblings’ care. Chedva’s parents, trying to absorb all the information, were basically assured that Chedva and Yossi’s chances of having a normal healthy life and family – should they marry – were as good, and possibly better, than others’ chances. After all, few other potential chassanim had been under medical care during most of their lives and had tested for almost every known potential disorder. The parents thanked the doctor and were about to leave the meeting when she said, “We’ve spoken about Yossi, but what about your daughter.” “What about her?” the parents asked. “Do you have her file with you?” the doctor asked in reply. “What file?” “Her medical file, of course. Or your family’s medical file.” “Where from? Our family doctor? What for?” “No, I mean her hospital file regarding her more serious conditions.” “She doesn’t have a hospital file,” the parents said. “She doesn’t have any serious conditions.” “So what is the matter with her?” “Nothing.” The doctor sat forward in her chair. “Do you mean to say that there is nothing wrong with your daughter?” “Nothing whatsoever. She’s a wonderful girl and perfectly healthy.” “And yet you’re pursuing a shidduch possibility with someone with a serious family genetic problem?” “No, we’re considering a shidduch possibility with a very special boy who seems to be everything our daughter is looking for in a husband. And we’re checking that he doesn’t have the genetic problem that, sadly, his two other siblings do.” “You are amazing. PERSONALS Kol hakavod! I have 5010 been involved with Beaut, slim, successful, secular many potential shiddu- Jewish brunette (in young 30’s, w/a model’s figure & a bright, radiant chim with people with smile that lights up the room) seeks genetic problems, and Caucasian gentleman age 30’s-40’s love, laughter & beaut future this is the first time for together. Reply w/bio/photo in confithat I have ever met a dence to Box 5072 c/o Jewish Press family with no medical Single woman age 61 yrs old looking problems of its own pre- for companionship to share each pared to consider mar- others happiness. Reply J.P. #5069

It’s little consolation that looks are subjective and the next person they date might find them appealing. Hearing “I’m not attracted” hurts their self-esteem because this is something about them that’s fixed and they can do little to change. Renana has to get over a double whammy – the disappointment that her relationship with Judah is over and the blow to her sense of self. It’s understandable that the person who does the breaking up often struggles to decide whether or not to continue and feels uncomfortable breaking the news. But there are more considerate ways to break up than: • Going out with a woman for three months, even taking her to look at engagement rings, and then not calling for a few days, during which she learns that you’ve gotten engaged to someone else (whom you were dating at the same time you were dating her). • Avoiding his telephone calls, emails, and texts once you’ve decided he’s not right for you, even if you’ve only dated two or three times, because you can’t bring yourself to tell him you don’t want to go out with him anymore. • Sending the man you’ve been dating for eight weeks a text, “I don’t want to see you again,” an hour after he asked you to marry him. • Going on a two-week business trip and neglecting to telephone or email the woman you’ve been enjoying dates with for two months (and ignoring her emails and texts), and upon your return telling her, without any apologies, that you didn’t really miss her and it’s over. It’s impossible to spare another person’s feelings when we break-up, but there are considerate ways to end a courtship. We’ll talk about some of them next week. rying into a family like this.” As Chedva’s parents bid the amazed doctor goodbye, they were pleased that as well as finding a potential shidduch for their daughter, they had managed to dispel another myth about shidduchim in the frum world. *The names of the author and others in this column have been changed. Questions and/or comments can be sent to IYH@ jewishpress.com.

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UK Regrand Opening at new location BARCELONA, SPAIN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MOTI’S GRILL & DELI Kosher Dairy ----- 305-673-5483 BARCELONA,BARCELONA, SPAIN MANHATTAN SPAIN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, 301-468-0400 / 301-231-0839 ---- MEXICO 4041 Royal Palm Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140 NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ TEANECK, NEW JERSEY • LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY • ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY Glatt Kosher Restaurant Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine & New York Deli GOURMET BREAKFAST, LUNCH ILLINOIS TEANECK, NEW JERSEYNEW JERSEY CHICAGO, TEANECK, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO PASSAIC, JERSEY RA’ANANA, ISRAEL NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA FUMIO GRILL & NEW SUSHI Groups welcomedWASHINGTON, for sit-down, carry-out or delivery D.C. service PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO NORTH MIAMI, • S UNNY I SLESNORTH BFLORIDA EACH , FLORIDA • MIAMI, FLORIDA Also visit Moti’s Market, a WASHINGTON, full service grocery store, www.motismarket.com D.C. Catering Available • 973-994-2344 AVENTURA, GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UKFLORIDA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY 21 East Northfield Rd. • Va’ad of Metrowest • www.FumioGrillandSushi.com MEXICO BRAVO BARCELONA, SPAIN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA JERUSALEM, ISRAEL DEL  RIVIERA MAYA, ME • ACALIFORNIA VENTURA, FLORIDA • FISH, STEAKS & PLAYA CHICKEN • SUN 3-9;CARMEN M-T 11-9; FRI 11-2:30; MTZ’SH - 10 PM LOS ANGELES, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA SUSHI,PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA WASHINGTON, D.C. GLATT KOSHER CANTINA BAR & GLATT GRILL -----LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO TEANECK, JERSEY 16850 COLLINS AVE. (168TH & COLLINS) – 305-948-1158 NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJNEW CHOSEN BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN • NEWARK – ELIZABETH , NEW JERSEY • MANHATTAN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY UPSCALE DINE-IN, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY • PATIO • FREE PARKING South Florida’s Best Chinese Restaurant Sushi (ORB) BOCA RATON,& FLORIDA MANHATTAN World’s Finest Authentic KosherMIAMI, Mexican Restaurant NORTH FLORIDA GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA 954-248-3111 – www.eatatchosen.com AVENUE RESTAURANT & CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ATLANTIC CITY, NEWAFTER JERSEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUND BROOK 660 W. Hallandale Bch Blvd., Hallandale 33009 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS GLATT STAR CATERERS • O RLANDO , F LORIDA (D ISNEY ) • BARCELONA, SPAIN GLASGOW SCOTLAND. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Dine In, Take Out, OrderUK for Delivery MANHATTAN 157 Elmore Av. Elizabeth, NJ 07202 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY 908-354-6777 • www.NJKOSHER.com • We Deliver AVENTURA, FLORIDA TEANECK, NEW JERSEY BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY • BOCA RATON , FLORIDA • LOWER EAST SIDE RESTAURANT ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA AVENTURA, FLORIDA PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GRILL, SHWARMA, DELI, SUSHI & MORE 407-465-0565 – www.KosherOrlando.com – ---- PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, WASHINGTON, D.C. RA’ANANA, ISRAEL NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA GLATT KOSHER PLAYA SUPERVISION OF VAAD HARABONIM OF ELIZABETH, RABBI TEITZ MEXIC NORTH MIAMI,Call-Click-Come FLORIDA ASIA WASHINGTON, D.C. PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY WASHINGTON, D.C. Dine-In-Cater-Out, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 5 MILES FROM NEWARK AIRPORT / JERSEY GARDENS Sushi • Wok DAYTONA • Grill (ORB) BEACH, FLORIDA GREATER Downtown Disney Area • Rabbi Manish Spitz AVENTURA, FLORIDA 7600 W. Camino Real – 561-544-8100 – www.AsiaBocaRaton.com BOCA RATON, FLORIDA • PASSAIC, N EW JERSEY • PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Dine-In • Take-Out • Catering • Events • Parties – open Saturdays 1 hr. after Shabbat ends BOCA SPAIN RATON, FLORIDA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA BARCELONA, BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO ORLANDO,ICE FLORIDA DISNEY SIMKA’S SWEETS CREAM & BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLY JIN NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ MANHATTAN TEANECK, NEW JERSEY BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS JON’S PLACE SWEET SHOP PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GLATT KOSHER CHINESE & SUSHI – 973-777-4900 MANHATTAN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA MANHATTAN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA BALTIMORE, MARYLAND WASHINGTON, D.C. Cholov Yisroel – 561-338-0008 352-243-2230 – Orthodox Supervision (RCF) 227 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055 — www.JinGlatt.com CHICAGO, ILLINOIS NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA 22191 Powerline Rd. (Southwest Corner Palmetto & Powerline) 600 Cagan Park Ave. Clermont –CHICAGO, 4 miles west ofILLINOIS Animal Kingdom CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Eat-In • Take-Out • Sun-Thurs 11am-10 pm, Fri 10am-3:30pm Sat. nite – catering only Pizza, Pasta, Salads and More — Under Supervision of ORB ----- UK Under PCK Supervision Ice Cream, Bulk Candy, Homemade Waffle Cones, Coffee GLASGOW SCOTLAND. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND AVENTURA, FLORIDA AVENTURA, FLORIDA GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AVENTURA, FLORIDA

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• PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA •

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TEANECK, NEW JERSEY PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Glatt Kosher French Bistro ----

ESPRESSO

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

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

Cafe & Sushi Bar Italian Style Dairy & Fish Restaurant

French specialties include: Steak/frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list, Rabbi Gornish – 802 Kings Highway (corner E. 8th St.) MANHATTAN BROOKLYN

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

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA GLASGOW

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

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

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

SCOTLAND. UK

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

MAMA’S VEGETARIAN

CAFE VENEZIA

MENDY’S

Falafel, Borekas, Salads, etc. ---

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

Rabbi Gornish • Private party room (100 people), Option for 2 floor party (200 people) Fine dining serving wine and liquor • Huge projector screen for video viewing

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

215-751-0477; fax 215-751-0488 • www.mamasvegetarian.com

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

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

New York BARCELONA, SPAIN

*Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station

LAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN

Now also in Brooklyn — see Brooklyn listing

MANHATTAN THE JEWISH • MANHATTAN • PRESS

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CHAP-A-NOSH / YUNKEE THE JEWISH Fast Food Family Dining – American & Chinese / Chinese-American Cuisine – Monday Nite Buffet PRESS

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

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STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

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

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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

Glatt Kosher – open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday

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

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

BROOKLYN Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P.

RAFFAELLO KOSHER PIZZA

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Catering Available – Free Delivery – Private Party Room

CHOLOV YISROEL ---- 212-575-6550 37 WEST 46TH ST (BTWN 5TH AND 6TH AVE.)

RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y. ----

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Wall St Location – 17 Trinity Place 212-344-1111 BREAKFAST-LUNCH • SOUPS, SALADS, DELICIOUS PIZZAS!

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA Midtown Location – Broadway & 37th St 212-268-4499 STATEN ISLAND

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

MANHATTAN BROADWAY’S JERUSALEM 2

RESERVE BROOKLYN CUT AT THE SETAI Glatt — 212-747-0300 — 40 Broad St. (near Wall St.)

212-398-1475 ---Now there is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

35 West 36th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave) just 1 & a half blocks from Macy’s

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

OPEN FOR LUNCH, DINNER • Private Dining • Elegant Simchas

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

PLAYA DEL Your CARMEN  RIVIERA MEXICO Pizza, Falafel, Design Own Salad or Sub, Sushi, HotMAYA, Buffet, Desserts, etc.

THE JEWISH Kosher Cuisine of Rome • --- • Glatt Kosher • 212-744-0210 PRESS 155 E. 84 St. Bet. Lex. & 3rd – Open for Lunch Noon-3:00 pm WASHINGTON, D.C. QUEENS GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK

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

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

www.teverenyc.com — Elegant and Romantic Dining MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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

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Financial District: 11 Broadway (Lobby) – 212-425-2233

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TIBERIAS RESTAURANT THE JEWISH PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY FIVESandwiches, TOWNS AREA NASSAU COUNTY Sushi, Salads, Soups – www.cafe11nyc.com 24 HOURS – DAIRY/SUSHI --- Cholov Yisroel PRESS 45 E 34th Street (Bet. Madison & Park Ave) • 212-481-4222 MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA LEM, ISRAEL K Midtown: 227 West 60th St. (bet. 10 & 11 Ave.) – 212-956-2120

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

BARCELONA, SPAIN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

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DAY FIVE SUSHI

718-513-6662 • Kehila Kashrus • Day5sushi.com FIVE TOWNS ARE 1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N)

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

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4102 18th Ave. (Corner of East 4th St.) – 718-438-3006 Bar-B-Que –QUEENS Grill, Pasta & Fish Catering • We Deliver • Supervision of R.Y. Babad Tartikov Rov • Sun.-Thurs. 12pm-11pm

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

FIVE  NASSAU COUNTY 1359 ConeyTOWNS Island Ave.AREA — Supervision of Kehilah Kashrus EAT-IN, TAKE-OUT, SIMCHA ROOM, SHABBOS TAKE-OUT, OFFICE PARTIES, CATERING, WE DELIVER

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY TEANECK, NEW JERSEY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA ESTIHANA WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE BROOKLYN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEYASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI • 718-677-1515 Aged Steaks --- 212-317-1950 ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

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

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10 E. 48th St. Lunch & Dinner 11:45am-10pm • Parties welcome for all occasions AVENTURA, FLORIDA Enjoy Live Jazz Nights • www.wolfandlambsteakhouse.com

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

Delivery & Distinctive Catering for Home or Offi ce — www.cafeclassicotogo.com LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

COLBEH RA’ANANA, ISRAEL NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant 32 West 39 St. (Mid Town) • 212-354-8181

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

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

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

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

NYC’S ONLY KOSHER 24 HOUR RESTAURANT – Delivery in Manhattan MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

Glatt Mediterranean Cuisine, Gourmet Deli & Sushi Lounge RA’ANANA, ISRAEL

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CORNER CAFE

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

BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ SpecialtyFLORIDA Desserts. Freshest, Best Sushi Around! ORLANDO, DISNEY

TEVERE “84”

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

CAFE 11

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NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ Free delivery (with min order) – Parve/Dairy Restaurant

RA MAYA, MEXICO Delicious choices at great prices!! Order online at J2NYC.COM

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AMSTERDAM BURGER COMPANY RONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL Corner of 92nd and Amsterdam Ave (Upper West Side) – 212-362-0700 RAEL MANHATTAN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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

Glatt Kosher Family Restaurants ---

18 S DEL 20th St. Center City onRIVIERA 20th bet. Market & Chestnut Sts. PLAYA CARMEN MAYA, MEXICO

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ALICES RESTAURANT

GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UKRATON, BOCA

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

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

Vegetarian & Dairy

FLORIDA

Glatt Kosher • 718-438-6675

GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

We Deliver — 5123 18th Ave. — “Fine Elegant Dining & Take Out” The Finest Continental Grill Gourmet in the Heart of Brooklyn

ROSLYN Serving Meat and Fish Dishes — R’ Y. Babad-Tartikover Rov • Sun-Thurs. 1:00-10pm PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ARIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO WE ARE NOT NEW...JUST BETTER! ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY ELIZABETH, NJ NEWARK SELECTIONS OF FINE WINES AND BEERS • NEW: LUNCH MENU PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO CHOLOV YISROEL • SUPERVISION OF RABBI GORNISH • 434 AVE. U • 718-376-3125 NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO GREAT AMERICAN HEALTH BAR WASHINGTON, D.C. PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO 212-355-5177 • 35 West 57th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.) GOURMET K BROOKLYN D.C. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND BROOKLYN STEAK COMPANY Homemade Soups, Healthy Salads, Pastas, Mediterranean Entrees, MONSE 1267 Coney Island Ave. Bet I & J • 718-975-3999 SCOTLAND. UKFish Platters, Lo Calorie Frozen Dessert & More * Private Parties * Glatt Kosher -- Chasidishe Shechita GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK BARCELONA, 1316 Ave M • Rabbi Gornish Kashrus Supervision • 718-376-0680 Under Strict Orthodox Rabbinical Supervision — Open Sundays,SPAIN For Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Contemporary Elegant & Gourmet Cuisine — Wonderful Ambiance BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN New American Steakhouse “Our Steaks......Fuhgeddaboutit!!” – Free Delivery www.GreatAmericanToGo.com UNIQUE DINING FOR A TRULY SUPERB MEAL ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY TEANECK, NEW JERSEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN MANHATTAN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO MANHATTAN BROOKLYN PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY DE PARIS KOSHER DELUXE KOSHER DELIGHT NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA GREATER DAYTONA BEACH,CAFE FLORIDA CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ROSLYN, NEW YORK Inside and outside Catering • Free Delivery all over NYC • Vaad Harabonim of Queens

Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant

Fine Dairy, Vegetarian & Sushi Restaurant

Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant

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

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

Flatbush: 1223 Ave. “J” (E. 13th St.), Bklyn 718-377-6873, Fax 718-677-0831

LONA, SPAIN

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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

RIDA

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

AVENTURA, FLORIDA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Theater District & Rockefeller Center • www.KosherDeluxe.com • Party Room Available MONSEY, NEW YORK

Sheva Brachos and catering for all occasions

UNDER STRICT PHILADELPHIA, RABBINICAL SUPERVISION PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE ROSLYN, NEW• PENNSYLVANIA YORK

OPEN DAILY TILL 12 • OPEN MOTZEI SHABBOS • KDEXPRESS.COM NEW JERSEY BRONX LISTINGS FOUNDTEANECK, AFTER BROOKLYN TEANECK, NEW JERSEY NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MANHATTAN

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FAMOUS PIZZA

718-854-0600 ---

Open Daily till 10pm; Thur. til 10:30pm; 2 hrsPELHAM before Shabbos. Delivery - 15 min. BRONX, NEWFri. YORK PARKWAY

STATEN ISLAND NECK, NEW YORK from JFK/lunch GREAT specials/catering/sushi platters/diet gourmet/frozen travel/

American Menu, Low carb menu, 68 seats, Sushi Bar, Party Room/credit cards accepted

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

Complete dairy restaurant / catering — Extravagant Salad Bar Supervision -- and Rabbi Binyamin Gruber • Cholov Yisroel Kemach Yoshon

www.woktov.com

NECK, NEW YORK Buy anyGREAT 2 sushi QUEENS rolls or platters, get the 3rd one free QUEENS

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

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Open Saturday Night

MENDY’S / MENDY’S BISTRO At The Jewish Children’s Museum ---792 Eastern Parkway • 718-907-8877

Cholov Yisroel • 516-487-2243 FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY 176 Middleneck Road, Great Neck Catering Specialists — Finest Appetizing — Eat-In-Facility Under the Supervision of Vaad Harabonim of Queens • Yoshon Flour Used --QUEENS

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

Catering Hall On Site Up To 200 People

CHO-SEN VILLAGE GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

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

GREAT NECK, NEW YORK

Exquisite Glatt Kosher Chinese Cuisine NOT JUST

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ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS ABBAS’S WIFE HAS SURGERY AT TEL AVIV HOSPITAL The wife of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was released from a private hospital in Tel Aviv after having surgery there. Amina Abbas was sent home Sunday from the Assuta Medical Center following the procedure on her leg two days earlier. The surgery was performed amid a search for three Jewish teens purportedly kidnapped by Hamas, the Gaza-based terrorist group that recently entered into a unity government with the Palestinian Authority led by her husband. Patients and visitors to the hospital were not aware of Amina Abbas’s presence, and were given misleading information if they inquired about the VIP patient, Israeli media reported. “Out of concern for the privacy of its patients, Assuta does not disclose the identities of inpatients or those coming in for treatment, thus we cannot confirm or deny any information regarding the patient,” the hospital said in a statement.

ISRAELI OFFICIALS FOIL PALESTINIAN PRISONERS’ ESCAPE PLAN Palestinian prisoners serving time in an Israeli prison dug a tunnel and prepared fake uniforms in what prison authorities said was a foiled escape plan. The 12-foot tunnel was discovered at the Shita maximum security prison in northern Israel, Israel Radio reported. “We were looking for an improvised knife,” Asher Vaknin, a top officer of the Israel Prisons Service told the radio station about the discovery. “Then we found civilian clothing that had been converted to resemble prison guard uniforms. We cleared out the entire ward as a precaution and started to examine the perimeter. That’s when we found a four-meter tunnel dug from one of the cells.” According to Army Radio, prison authorities suspect the inmates responsible for the tunnel may have planned to abduct a prison guard. The prison has a few hundred inmates, including a separate ward for people serving time for what the prison defines as “security-related offenses” – a designation referring to Palestinians jailed for what the Israeli justice system defines terrorist activities.

YAD VASHEM RECOGNIZES FIRST PERUVIAN RIGHTEOUS GENTILE Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial, recognized its first Righteous Among the Nations from Peru, posthumously honoring Jose Maria Barreto, a diplomat in Switzerland who used his position to attempt to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. A ceremony for Barreto will be held at a future date, Yad Vashem said in a statement. As the consul general of Peru in Geneva, Barreto issued 27 Peruvian passports to 58 Jews, including 14 children, even though the government of Peru by 1938 had given instructions to its consulates in Europe not to issue visas to foreign immigrants — with an emphasis on barring Jews in particular. Barreto was acting on the request of Abraham Silberschein, the head of RELICO, a Jewish relief organization in Switzerland funded by the World Jewish Congress, to issue Peruvian passports for Jews under German occupation.

ISRAELI FATALLY STABS HIS VISITING CHILDREN An Israeli man told police he’d killed his two American-Israeli children to take revenge on his wife for divorcing him. The children, 10-year-old Sara Levy and her 11-yearold brother, Yishai, lived with their mother in Ohio and attended Columbus Torah Academy, an Orthodox day school.

The children, dual American-Israeli citizens, had just arrived in Israel from the United States, where they live with their mother, who is also a dual citizen. Under the terms of the couple’s divorce agreement, the children had to visit their father in Israel twice a year. “The entire Columbus Torah Academy community is heartbroken over the loss of our two precious students,” headmaster Rabbi Zvi Kahn said in a statement. On Sunday, family members of the father destroyed the house where the murders were committed.

designed by Rick Wienecke called “The Unknown Child.” The project’s anticipated cost is about $2 million. Thornton said the project has yet to obtain the land on which to build the memorial. Students at Horn Lake Middle School came up with the idea for the memorial and raised the 1.5 million pennies in the 2009-10 school year while studying the Holocaust.

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A bipartisan group of 88 senators sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern over the newly formed Palestinian unity government. In the letter, the senators said the formation of the unity government supported by Hamas, which the United States designates as a terrorist organization, “represents a serious setback to efforts to achieve peace.” The senators said Hamas has never publicly accepted the principles presented by the Quartet – the diplomatic grouping of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations that guides the Middle East process. “We are gravely concerned that the formation of this government and President Abbas’s renewed effort to upgrade the status of the Palestinians within international organizations will jeopardize direct negotiations with Israel to achieve a two-state solution,” they wrote. The senators reminded Obama that under U.S. law, including the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 and restrictions contained in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2014, there is a legal prohibition on “foreign assistance to Hamas or any power-sharing government of which Hamas is a member or over which Hamas has undue influence.” Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) initiated the letter.

REPORT: GANG OF YOUTHS TASER FRENCH JEW AT PARIS MONUMENT French police were looking into reports that a gang of youths tasered a Jewish teenager in central Paris. The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, said it had contacted police based on reports in the French Jewish media of the alleged assault, which occurred Tuesday at the iconic Place de La Republique square. A group of six black teenagers reportedly used an electric taser on a Jewish boy identified by Alliancefr. com only by his first name, Raphael. He was wearing a kippah and tzitzit and was attacked for his Jewish appearance in an apparent anti-Semitic assault, Alliancefr reported. A passerby intervened and the gang left the scene before police could apprehend them, according to the news website. One of the gang members was armed with a club. The report came amid a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the Paris area, including two beatings in Creteil last month and a similar incident in Sarcelles. “Anti-Semitic incidents are an almost daily occurrence in France,” BNVCA President Sammy Ghozlan told JTA. “They are becoming more frequent and whereas the targets used to be synagogues, now there are more physical assaults on people, young religious Jews.”

U.S. NEWS CANTOR RESIGNING HOUSE LEADERSHIP POST A day after losing a Republican congressional primary in Virginia, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor said he will resign as House majority leader. Cantor made the announcement at a meeting with House Republicans and later at a news conference. The resignation will take effect by the end of July. Elections for majority leader and whip will be held June 19, the Hill reported. Cantor, 51, the only Republican Jewish lawmaker in the House of Representatives and the highest-ranking Jewish lawmaker in congressional history, lost in his Richmond district to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat in a major upset. After a career in the Virginia legislature, Cantor was elected to the House in 2000 and was made chief deputy whip just two years later. He rode the Tea Party wave to majority leader after the 2010 elections.

MISSISSIPPI HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL GETS $25K – PLUS 1.5M PENNIES A memorial in Mississippi to child victims of the Holocaust is getting a $25,000 boost from Baptist Memorial Health Care, a Southern hospital network. The planned memorial in Hernando, a city in northern Mississippi located about 30 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., will hold 1.5 million pennies donated by local schools and businesses to commemorate the approximately 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. Designed by architect Doug Thornton of Architectural and Engineering Resources for Construction, the Unknown Child Holocaust Remembrance Penny Project will feature a spiral path leading to six wall sections forming a fractured Star of David that will be covered by the 1.5 million pennies. Inside the star will be a bronze sculpture

SENATORS SEND CONCERNS TO OBAMA OVER PALESTINIAN UNITY GOV’T

N.Y. STATE APPOINTS MONITOR FOR MAJORITY ORTHODOX SCHOOL DISTRICT The New York State Education Department has appointed a fiscal monitor to oversee a troubled school district run by a majority haredi Orthodox Jewish school board. Responding to a recommendation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the department designated Albany attorney Hank Greenberg, a former counsel to the New York State attorney general, to provide oversight of the East Ramapo Central School District. “The department has been working closely with East Ramapo to try to address the district’s serious fiscal issues, and the appointment of a fiscal monitor is the next step in those efforts,” State Education Commissioner John King said in a statement. The Rockland County district encompasses a suburban area where haredi Jews, who do not enroll their children in public schools, make up more than half the population. Since 2005, when the elected school board became majority Orthodox, the district, which has made significant budget cuts, has been accused of not allocating adequate funds to the public schools. Community activists also have alleged that the board improperly diverted taxpayer funds to benefit area yeshivas and used public dollars for special-education services at private schools, even when comparable services were available in public institutions.

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I think the most exciting day of any childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life is the last day of school. Oy, how we waited for it! We would start the countdown on Labor Day. In our house, the last few days of school always gave Mama mixed emotions. On the one hand, she knew she would have my little brother Berel around her neck for the next ten weeks. On the other, she would be getting a break from the ordeal of having to run back and forth to school to placate Berelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers. First, though, we all had to survive the promotion tests. The very idea was terrifying, especially to Mama and Berel. Berel taking a promotion test was like the world coming to an end. The little monster would run home from school with tears in his eyes and whine, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ma, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s giving us a pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;motion test tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? Mama would look at him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of a sudden? Just like this? No warning?â&#x20AC;? The truth of the matter was that Berelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers always gave more than ample warning that the moment of reckoning was coming â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but every year Berel would claim he had no idea. So for 24 hours before the fateful day, Mama, Papa, my sisters and I would try to drill an entire termâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work into Berelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head. Of course, this was like fighting windmills. No matter what we would ask him he would whine, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t learn that!â&#x20AC;? Mama would turn to another page of his textbook and he would whine again, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This part we never had either.â&#x20AC;? I remember one year we were going over math with Berel, and nothing seemed to compute. Completely out of patience, Mama yelled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shlug der kup in vant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mitten teacher tzu zamen!â&#x20AC;? (Go bang your head on the wall, together with your teacher.) Papa took over. He wiped away Berelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tears and said softly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come tateleh, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show you.â&#x20AC;? He began at the beginning, like one and one equals two. Berel shined at this. In fact, when he was in fifth grade he even knew that two and two equals four â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sometimes. But at that stage in Berelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life he was working on decimals and fractions. And what Papa didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know from decimals and fractions could have filled a book â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in fact, two books. In his business he could calculate in his head how much material you might need to get a particular style coat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but for decimals he hired an accountant. Finally, Papa called in the reserves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; my sisters. Both were in high school and certainly decimals and fractions should have been duck soup to them. Ah nechtiger tug â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a percent computation if their lives depended on it. Me? My fifth grade teacher had taught us decimals so fast I thought the dot was a spot on the paper. So we turned to a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, Selma Weingarten, who was a

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The Lost Mezuzah By Ann Goldberg “Hello, is this the home of Rabbi Goldberg? I hope you can help me.” The voice at the other end of the phone sounded almost desperate. “Someone by mistake put a mezuzah you gave them into genizah (sheimos) and I want to return it to them. Please tell me who they are and where they live.” What? I couldn’t quite understand this request. “You found a mezuzah my husband wrote and you want me to tell you who it belongs to?” “Yes, but it’s not just written by your husband. It’s written, it says, with all the segulos for shalom bayis and you gave it as a gift to a chassan and kallah. Their names, Shlomo and Aviva (not their real names), are on the card, so if you can just tell me who Shlomo and Aviva are I’ll return their special mezuzah to them. It was obviously put in genizah by mistake.” But it wasn’t quite so simple. My husband is a sofer and often writes a mezuzah as a wedding gift. If possible he tries to take the time and do it with the segulah of shalom bayis, which involves, among other conditions, fasting before and during the writing and not talking while writing the mezuzah. Apparently this one was still in its original envelope. But



tracing the young couple wasn’t such an easy task. We asked the caller how he had found it. He explained that he was an avreich in a kollel and he was in charge of the towels, taking the dirty ones for washing and distributing the clean ones. The storeroom for the towels was being used temporarily before Pesach for housing the bags of genizah, and that day something had fallen out of the genizah bag. He had picked it up and saw that it was a new mezuzah. Even knowing where it had been found didn’t help us. Many of the chassanim whose weddings we attend are learning in kollel and we had no idea when this particular mezuzah was given and, truth be told, we often don’t actually know the chassan and kallah. We usually just know the parents – and these particular names meant nothing to either of us. I told him we’d think about it thoroughly and see if we could come up with ideas, check with some recent wedding invitations, and call a few friends who’d made weddings in the last few months, to see if any of their children’s names were Shlomo and Aviva. We thought about it and made some phone calls – but still were clueless. Quite often the couple lives in temporary accommodations and uses the mezuzot in their rented apartment. They tend to save their own mezuzot for use in their more permanent dwelling. So this couple may have gotten married some time ago. My husband returned the man’s call and told him that as we hadn’t been able to trace the owners, the mezuzah was his to keep. After all, he had found it. But this was obviously not good enough for the caller. He was determined to find the owners. He called us back a few hours later to tell us, with obvious satisfaction, that he had traced the owner, the son of our friends. He had gotten married over a year ago. “How did you find him?” we asked. “Well, I decided that if your mezuzah was thrown away mistakenly, then presumably they had also purposely put other things in the genizah container. Maybe something would have one of their names on it. As this mezuzah had fallen from the top [of the container], I started at the mouth of the bag and looked at a few things that were at the top. And after a little while, I came across something with the name Aviva Krusky on it. “I went out into the hallway and asked the first person I saw whether he knew an Aviva Krusky married to someone named Shlomo. ‘Sure,’ he said. ‘She’s married to my cousin, Shlomo Freiberg.’

The following events occurred during this week in history: Sivan 20 – June 28, 1967: Israel annexed the parts of Jerusalem that had been occupied and controlled by Arab countries. Sivan 21 – June 10, 1765: A chair was created at Harvard College for the study of Hebrew. Sivan 22 – June 8, 1798: Communal fast day for the Jews of Pesaro, Italy, who suffered greatly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Sivan 25, 115 CE: Yahrzeit of Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel, one of the Assarah Harugei Malchus (Ten Martyrs). Sivan 25 – June 16 1221: The Jews of Erfurt, Germany, were falsely accused of a ritual murder. A crowd formed to storm the synagogue where the Jews were gathered. The choice: baptism or death. The Jewish quarter including the synagogue was destroyed, and Jews were tortured and killed. Comments? E-mail Jeff@jreznikstudios.com “It turns out he was looking for his mezuzah and had mentioned it to his cousin, but had never realized he’d thrown it in the genizah by mistake.” Mi k’amcha Yisrael!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Legal Notice

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Legal Notice

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Notice of Formation of 431 Pulaski Street LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 145 Midgely Dr., Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4468 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Scottsville Family Medicine, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Stearns Rd., Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 4481 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Bentoya LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 133 Sterling Pl., #2B, Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4494 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Wasserman PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 5th Ave., Ste. 4810, NY, NY 10118. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 4503 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 576 Fairview Avenue Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1928 Grove St., Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4519 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 481 Harman Street LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1215 Woodland Ln., Seaford, NY 11783. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4469 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Prospect Realty123 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 476 Central Ave., Bklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4482 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f C a r e O n e Multispeciality Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 418 E. 138th St., Bronx, NY 10454. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4495 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Crozier Decorative Arts, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/06. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1399 Franklin Ave., Ste. 301, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4506 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of East Coast Post, 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: 3532 208th St., Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4520 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of XMAS Productions, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 4/30/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9777 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. CA address of LLC: 9777 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 400, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4534 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 2017 Oxford Properties LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Barstow Rd., Ste. 406, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4470 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 86 Canal Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/6/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1109 Quentin Rd., Bklyn, NY 11229. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 1 Maiden Ln., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4483 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 17 West 9th Street Brownstone, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 799 Lexington Pkwy., N, St. Paul, MN 55104. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4507 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Motulis LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1992 Commerce St. #104 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4521 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of MG&SN Holding No. 4 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Lexington Ave., Ste. 3800, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4508 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Picszoom LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4522 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Crozier Management Group, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/22/05. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1225 Franklin Ave., Ste. 325, Garden City, NY 11530. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 1399 Franklin Ave., Ste. 301, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4471 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of THFFL LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/16/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1428 36th St., Ste. 200, Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4484 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Harrison Properties Group LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 255 Executive Dr., Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4472 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Meam Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 108 Cortelyou Rd., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4485 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Sons of Thunder LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/13/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Gloucester Ct., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4473 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 56 L Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 56th St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4487 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of East 9th Street Properties LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/19/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 N. Station Plaza, Ste. 313, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4474 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Physician Support Medical PLLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 92 Coventry Ave., Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 4475 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Atlantic Fish LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 Cortelyou Rd., Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4486 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 252 Lake Ave LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Grace Ave., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4476 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14 Notice of Formation of Amazing Mandarin, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Center Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4477 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14 Notice of Formation of Page 31 Media LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 565 Conway Rd., Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4479 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Danmare, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 92 Edinburgh St., Rochester, NY 14608. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4480 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of GLM Sterling Properties 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: 182 Garfield Place, Ste. 4, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4488 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Mutual of America Securities LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/8/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 6/29/90. 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. 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: any lawful activity. JP# 4504 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Special Projects Studio LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 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# 4490 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of AAN Realty Funding LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1174 78th St., 2nd Fl., Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4491 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Dahui Li LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1947 Ocean Ave., #F3, Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4492 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Rogers 406 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: 161 6th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4493 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of My V.I.P. Spa & Nails LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1133 Boston Rd., Bronx, NY 10456. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4496 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 1010 & 1012 E. 214th St. LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1656 Tomlinson Ave., Apt. 2, Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4497 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 420 Hopkins, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 47 Marywood Dr., Cheektowaga, NY 14225. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4498 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of J J & C Hospitality Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 910 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4499 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/8/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/5/93. 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. 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: any lawful activity. JP# 4505 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Nancy Ning LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 109 Lafayette St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4500 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 500 Holdings 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: 308 84th St., Bklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4489 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Firefly Events, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 195 Chrystie St., #809C, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4501 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Connie Zhou Photography, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/3/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Mott St., 4F, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4502 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Anaerobix Environmental, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/16/14. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 4/21/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9 Vascello Rd., New Windsor, NY 12553. NJ address of LLC: 4 Toleman Ct., Rock Tavern, NY 12575. Arts. Of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4512 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 2269 First Ave Owner LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1745 Broadway,17th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4509 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 1111 Hagema LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Lafayette St., 7th FL, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4510 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Hudson Real Estate Partners of NY LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1400 Broadway, 14th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4511 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 6016 Palmetto LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6016 Palmetto St., Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4513 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Rock Hut, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/20/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 210 Bayview Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4514 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of MK Multani LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 95-60 112th St., South Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4515 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Gagandeep Multani LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 95-60 112th St., South Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4516 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of SCH.Flushing, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43-09 157th St., Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4517 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Ankur Chawla LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13520 82nd Ave., #6D, Briarwood, NY 11435. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 13520 82nd Ave., #6D, Briarwood, NY 11435. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4518 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

CGI 7 LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O Hafif & Associates, PLLC 275 Madison Ave Ste. 800 New York, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4523 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Growth Strategy Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/20/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 167 Nelson St, 1L, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4538 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of MAC Heights Apartments LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/5/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/4/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., New York, NY 10006. 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# 4535 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Bainbridge Assets LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 143 Taylor St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4536 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Balaboosta Foods LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 John St, Ste. 2510, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4537 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of No Bacon LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 580 Crown St, #008, Brooklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4539 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of NOVA ELECTRIC LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/2014 . 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: 20 WYCHWOOD ROAD , LIVINGSTON, N.J. 07039. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4526 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

H & L Hamilton LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/25/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 18 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4543 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

MIUSA HOSPITALITY, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/1/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Andrea Soldini, 373 Decatur St., Brooklyn, NY 11233. General Purpose. JP# 4527 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Bais Malka HASC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/13. Office location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Savad and Churgin, Attorneys at Law, 55 Old Turnpike Rd., Suite 209, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: educational and charitable purposes. JP# 4541 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Empire Housing Solutions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/20/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & reg. agent: Legalinc Corporate Services. Inc. 8857 Alexander Rd. #100 Batavia, NY 14020. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4528 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14 Nicki briggs, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/8/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Nicki Briggs 365 Dean St. #1 Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4529 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14 777 New Lots LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 777 New Lots Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4530 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Integrated Pain Management, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/16/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Jinghui Xie 210 Canal St. #406 New York, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4531 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

The world is your oyster group LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/3/14. Office: Kings Co. LLC formed DE 7/21/11, exists & located 2711 Centerville Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 486 3rd St. #5 Brooklyn, NY 11215. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, PO Box 898, Dover DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4544 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Legacy Properties 162 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/16/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & Reg Agent: Mon Ping Lieu 5402-5404 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4395 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14 No Weather, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/8/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & Reg Agent: Christopher Walker 97 Seigel St. #2 Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4396 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Kupferman Family Holdings NY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Andover Lane, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4532 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Atlantic Rail Yards II, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/13/14. Office location: Kings County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: FCRC Statutory Agent, LLC, Attn: David L. Berliner, One Metrotech Ctr., Brooklyn, NY 11201, principal business address. Registered agent upon whom process may be served: FCRC Statutory Agent, LLC, Attn: General Counsel, One Metrotech Ctr., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4542 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of The Woodmere Agency LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1088 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4533 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice is hereby given that an on-premises liquor license has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 230 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012 for on premises consumption. Applicant: THE UNCOMMONS LLC DBA The Uncommons JP# 4772 6/13,20/14


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Notice of Formation of Evans Legal Search, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/06/2014. 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, 222 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10074, Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4074 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Quest Marketing Group LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/7/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2008 Avenue Y, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11235. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4080 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Collaborative Ventures LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/2/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/1/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 519 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. 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# 4091 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Mameluke Capital Management, LLC Authority filed SSNY 5/16/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 4/2/14, exists & located c/o David L. Finger 1201 N. Orange St. #725 Wilmington DE 19801. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to Thomas S. Gilbert 350 W. 18th St. #1F New York, NY 10011. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4315 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Gagnon Securities Partners Private Fund I LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/28/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1370 Ave. of the Americas, 24th Fl., NY, NY 10019, Attn: Susan DuMont. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4103 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Eagle Bridge, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/19/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 Betsy Brown Circle, Port Chester, NY 10573. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 64 Betsy Brown Circle, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4113 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 407 Beach 20 Associates L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Far Rockaway LGL LLC, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4083 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of The Shores @Atlantic Beach LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/12. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Starr Associates LLP, 245 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1102, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4094 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

1063 Pacific LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/4/14. 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# 4192 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Snabob, LLC. Appl. for Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/2014. Office location: Queens. : orig. juris.: Colorado. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Momcat, LLC, 2276 Eagles Nest Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026, Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4073 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of “A Crime to Remember” TV Series LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/2014 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: 26 13th Street Ste 1-C Brooklyn, NY 11215 . Purpose: Any lawful act .JP# 4075 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of formation of Snuggle Bugs Childcare Two LLC Articles of organization filed with the SSNY on 2/27/2014. Office located in Nassau county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: The LLC,4289 Clarissa Rd. Bethpage, NY 11714 Purpose: any lawful purpose JP# 4076 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of SPTEK Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1468 Poulson Street, Wantagh, NY 11793. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4077 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of LGS @ GLEN COVE, 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: The LLC, c/o Carlo Manganillo, Power Express, 1111 Marcus Ave., LL08, Lake Success, NY 11042. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4078 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Far Rockaway LGL Associates L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Far Rockaway LGL LLC, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4079 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 2211 New Haven Associates L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Far Rockaway LGL LLC, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4085 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Lisa Ripka Advising LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Lisa Ripka, 26 Emerson Road, Brookville, NY 11545. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4086 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Acclaim GP LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/7/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2008 Avenue Y, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11235. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4087 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Acclaim Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/7/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2008 Avenue Y, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11235. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4088 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of General Process Service LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 92 East 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4089 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 707 Beach 9 Associates L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4081 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Wafa Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Shore Road Lane, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4090 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of JD2-FAIRSTEAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4101 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Dreamcatcher Films, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (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: 620 Tenth Avenue, 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4092 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of For mation of 2204 Collier Associates L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4084 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of ML Far Rockaway L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2064. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4082 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 815 Utica LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1989 E. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4095 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of MimiSam, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/31/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6301 Owensmouth Avenue, Ste. 730, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. DE address of LLC: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4096 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of KING HENRY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/2014. 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, 8805 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Term: until 5/1/2034. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4097 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of One Glass Eye LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ethan Palmer, 7 Clermont Avenue, Apt. 9D, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4098 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Michael J. Aviles & Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 145 Hudson St., Ste. 5C, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4099 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of GRUPPO MARMO, 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: Law Offices of Marc J. Kanter, Esq., 151 W. Carver St., Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4100 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of PFO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/2014. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 522 Willow Ave., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Term: until 12/31/2113. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4093 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

ESHA & ANNAYA 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 8861 20th Ave #1B Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4324 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Air Charter Authority on Demand, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Incorp Svcs. Inc. 99 Washington Ave., #805A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4319 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

LBS Associates, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/25/14. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 169 S. Main St. PMB#1376 New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4320 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Atlas Stone LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/12/14. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 51D Edison Ct. Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4321 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Alchemy Cosmetics LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/4/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Christina Hiatt & Barbara Alcazar 688 Bushwick Ave. #1 Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4322 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

TEAMKELLEY LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/28/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 487 Carlton Ave. # 7H Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4323 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Opencomps LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/1/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 517 E 11th St #3 New York, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4389 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Webdvtv, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/20/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 4 W. 101 St. #46 New York, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4390 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Fetner Pearlstein Family 2014 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/15/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to The LLC Attn: Nina Fetner 675 Third Ave. #2800 New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4391 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Mameluke Capital, LLC Authority filed SSNY 5/19/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 4/2/14, exists & located c/o David L. Finger 1201 N. Orange St. #725 Wilmington DE 19801. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to Thomas S. Gilbert 350 W. 18th St. #1F New York, NY 10011. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4392 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Infoinnovation LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & Reg. Agent: Rachel K. Arulraj 72 Colonial Pl. New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4393 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of SCGH Farm LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Lexington Ave., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4114 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of ACA Master Select Fund, LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 1500 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4102 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of For mation of E&M 3600 BROADWAY 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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4104 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 1883 East 52nd Street Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1883 E. 52nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Term: until 12/31/2113. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4105 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 1475 East 32nd Street Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1883 E. 52nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Term: until 12/31/2113. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4106 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 909 Kings Highway Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1883 E. 52nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Term: until 12/31/2113. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4107 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Qualification of ACA Master Select Fund GP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/21/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1500 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4108 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of FAIRSTEAD 3600 BROADWAY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4109 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Stony Creek Horse Farm LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/15/14. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 56 Indian Hill Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. General Purposes. JP# 4110 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Sheffield 42K LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 52 Lillian Rd., Mahopac, NY 10541. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4111 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Project Climax LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 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# 4112 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 YMG Properties LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/21/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Y. Gabay 1401 Ocean Ave. #4K Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4394 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 231 Main Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 570 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4115 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Know Your Value LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Summit Ave., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4116 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of Pack Leader LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Spruce Ln., Cortland Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4117 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 55 Locust Avenue, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/29/14. 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., 2nd Fl., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4118 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 255 South Broadway LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/29/14. 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., 2nd Fl., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4119 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Ja Prospect 49, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4120 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 5775 Mosholu Avenue 2B Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5775 Mosholu Ave., Unit 2B, Bronx, NY 10471. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4121 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 5775 Mosholu Avenue 7C Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5775 Mosholu Ave., Unit 7C, Bronx, NY 10471. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4122 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 1164 Garrison Avenue LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Cuttermill Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4123 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Jillala Land LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8396 N. Main St., Rear, Eden, NY 14057. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4125 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of 140 Crofton Drive LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2207 Concord Pike, #532, Wilmington, DE 19803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4126 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14


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Notice of Qualification of SDT Management, LLC. Fictitious name: Tran Group SDT Management NY, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/15/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 4/2/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 233 Broadway, Ste. 2200, NY, NY 10279. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4124 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

South First Properties, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/29/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to151 W. 17th St., PHE New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4139 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Apex Pine LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 Custer Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596. General Purposes. JP# 4153 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

HAROVED DRAWDE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/9/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 151 West 46th St 4th FL New York, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4170 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of For mation of Adi Asher’s Management Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 Center Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4184 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

A5 Service, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6606 13th Ave 1st Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 4199 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Crisbesa, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/1/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Cristina Bezares Sabras 200 W. 93rd St. #5B New York, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4140 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Tish Enterprises LIC1 LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 98 Cuttermill Rd, #370S, Great Neck, NY 11021. General Purposes. JP# 4154 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Gadsen Innovation LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/7/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 133 E. 30th St. #4A New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4141 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Tish West 22nd St LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 98 Cuttermill Rd, #370S, Great Neck, NY 11021. General Purposes. JP# 4155 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Two Creams LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5758 Big Tree Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4127 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of JQ&J Holding LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34N 4th St., PH 2A, Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4128 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Saratoga Ping LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 8/21/12. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 116 W. Main St. #302 Salisbury, MD 21801. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4142 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

DWL Holdings LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/24/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Berry Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. General Purposes. JP# 4156 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of OlekNYC 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: 45-18 Court Sq., Ste. 400, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4129 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Property Nation, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/29/14. 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 CSC 80 state st. Albany,NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4143 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

CH West 22nd Street LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 747 Middle Neck Rd, #200, Great Neck, NY 11024. General Purposes. JP# 4157 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Third Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/3/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 271 58th St., Bklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4130 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

59 Meadow Lane Realty, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 2/18/14. 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 Daniel F. Ilich 23 Argyll Ave. New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4144 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

LOW-LEVEL FESTIVAL LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/29/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 355 Humboldt St. Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4162 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 244-246 Fourth Avenue, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 E. Loope Rd., Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4131 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Camp Fort Greene, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 383 Carlton Ave., 4E., Bklyn, NY 11238. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 383 Carlton Ave., 4E., Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4132 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of GV Capital LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1736 60th St., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4133 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of One Host Box LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 1946 Haring St., Bklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4134 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Advanced Style The Documentary LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4135 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of G-Max LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 428 Hinchey Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4136 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Cheerleader the movie LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 3/10/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address and RA: US Corp Agents 7014 13th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4137 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Advanced Media Productions, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 2/3/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: James C. P. Berry 10 W. 65 St. #5C New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4138 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Andersen Pharma LLC Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/10/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 19 Seymour Pl. White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4145 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Design Quixotic LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/29/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 525 Graham Ave. #3R Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4146 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Heath 349 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/9/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: c/o John Heath 200 N. 11 St. #5k Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4147 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

The Possibility Engine LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 3/21/14. Office: kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: c/o Deepthi Welaratna 976 Metropolitan Ave. #2F Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4148 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

EM Cars 1 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 5/7/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 585 Berriman St. Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4149 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 1477 NYC Limited Partnership Cert. of LP filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/20/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The Garth Organization, Ltd., 250 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019. Name/addr of each gen. partner avail from SSNY. Latest date of dissolution 12/31/2099. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4150 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 1477 Third LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/16/13. 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 c/o The Garth Organization, Ltd., 250 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10019 Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4151 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Integrative Therapy Solutions LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/14. 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 526 Warburton Ave, Apt 3, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4152 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

PROPULSION LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/30/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 28 W. 39th St Ste. 401 #121 New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4163 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

CONSULTANT ACQUIRED LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/10/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Honore Jacques JR 1734 E 52 St Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4164 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 CORSAIR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: NY Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/27/02. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LP 366 Madison Ave, 12th FL New York, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4165 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

CORSAIR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GP, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/16/14 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 366 Madison Ave 12th FL New York, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4166 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 PAULSON MANAGEMENT VI LP Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/13. Office location: NY Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/2/09. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Paulson Capital Inc. 1251 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10020. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4167 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

PAULSON MANAGEMENT LP Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/13. Office location: NY Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/30/01. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Paulson Capital Inc. 1251 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10020. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4168 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 KIBUDAVVAIM LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/8/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 1524 53rd St Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4169 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of CLK Operating LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/28/14. 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 c/o 135 Crossways Park Dr., Ste. 401, Westbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4171 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Diversified Real Estate Solutions LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/17/14. 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 73 Centre St., Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4172 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Olena Borkowsky, RN, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/25/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211 N. Chestnut St., Westfield, NJ 07090. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4173 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Applied Golf Broadacres, LLC, 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 David Wasenda, 400 Rike Dr., Ste. 1C, Millstone Township, NJ 08535. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4174 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of 426 West 52 LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. 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# 4175 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of Alchemy 6th Avenue LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/19/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 270 Madison Ave, 9th Fl., New York, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 1675 S. State St, Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4176 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

295 7 AVE LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/27/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 295 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215. General Purpose. JP# 4177 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of formation of NEW YORK MSO, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/2014. 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: The LLC, 178 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4178 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

PETITE EATS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/27/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ashley Lech, 280 Rector Pl Apt 7K, NY, NY 10280. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 4179 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

MLD AGENCY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/10/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Reg Agent: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 4180 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Charlie Mountain LLC. Arts. of Org. Filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/30/14. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9 Bradley Farms, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Graubard Miller, 405 Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10174, Attn: Docket Clerk. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4183 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Carlton Equities, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Cuttermill Rd, Ste. 200, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4185 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of MB Equity Group, 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: 136 Cedarhurst Ave, Ste. 200, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4186 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of Owner’s Suite, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 969 E. Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4187 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of One2Soccer 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: 500 Driggs Ave, #412, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4188 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 137-64 70th Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 137-64 70th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4189 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of 137-86 70th Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 137-86 70th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4190 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Formation of AI SUI LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Lindsey Pl., Holbrook, NY 11741. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4191 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

140 Bergen Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 140 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: General. JP# 4193 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

510 Third Avenue LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 510 Third Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: General. JP# 4194 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 643 Franklin 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# 4195 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

649-651 Classon 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# 4196 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

B & N European Kitchen Center, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 220 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: General. JP# 4200 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Binyan Myrtle, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 128 Hooper St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 4201 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Doral Manager LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Hampshire Properties LLC, 2329 Nostrand Avenue Ste 500, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: General. JP# 4202 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Notice of Qual. of Hudson Pointe Apartments Owner LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/10/14. in Kings Co. Formed in DE: 3/27/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 4706 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Foreign add: Registered Agents Legal Services, LLC, 1013 Centre Rd Ste 403s, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State Of De, Div. Of Corps., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4203 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Infimax Tax And Consulting Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Celik Alphonso, 179 Linden Blvd Apt 1b, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: General. JP# 4204 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Irozealb Studios, 3RDI Productions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Iona Rozeal Brown, 100 Freeman St F4, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: General. JP# 4205 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Light Store House, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4206 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Lolu & Dodu 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 Ahmad M Kessba, 91 28th Ave 1fl, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: General. JP# 4207 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Carter Associates LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 10 W 135th St, Apt. 10d, New York, NY 10037. Purpose: General. JP# 4208 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Fulton Heights LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 988 Morris Park Ave 2nd Fl, Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: General. JP# 4209 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Momtaj & Sons LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sheikh M. Haque, 2033 Mcgraw Ave. # 2E, Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: General. JP# 4210 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

663 Classon 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# 4197 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

QIS-NYC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Edward F Schemel Schemel, Lecroy Schemel PC, 744 Mccallie Ave Ste 213, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Purpose: General. JP# 4211 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

764 53th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Hong Lin, 20128 Cassia Ct, Cerritos, CA 90703. Purpose: General. JP# 4198 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Victoria Blake Global Collection LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3184 Grand Concourse Ste 2C, Bronx, NY 10458. Purpose: General. JP# 4212 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14


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Amorium LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sakine Gulec, 75 Wall St 28F, Ny, NY 10005. Purpose: General. JP# 4213 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

7 N Greenwich LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Camille Luppino, 4 Macdonald Ave., Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: General. JP# 4226 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Ko Cleanse LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 495 Hemlock Drive, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: General. JP# 4239 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Formation of JVS DEVELOPMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1923 W. 13th St., Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4268 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Avoid Obvious Architect PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 175 Varick St, Ny, NY 10014. Purpose: Architecture. JP# 4214 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Concrete Pro Consulting LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4227 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Mizrahi Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Yaron Kornblum, Rivkin Radler Llp, 926 Rxr Plz, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: General. JP# 4240 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qualification of 94th Property LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/8/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Chapman Consultants, 770 Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10065. 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, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4258 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of JD Squared Holdings II LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/21/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/20/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4281 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

David Kung Medicine, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 415 Main St Apt 11b, Ny, NY 10044. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 4215 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

FCMP 548, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. 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# 4216 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qual. of Halic LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/11/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 4/1/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: C/O Terence Kooyker, 240 Riverside Blvd Apt 5H, NY, NY 10069. Foreign add: 615 So. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy Of State, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4217 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qual. of Lanyard Partners LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 3/20/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 1/20/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Adam Litke, 440 W. End Ave Apt 12-B, NY, NY 10024. Foreign add: Attn: John Williams, 1201 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 07078. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State, 401 Federal St #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4218 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kings County Brewers Collective, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/14 Off. Loc.: Kings County 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: C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228 . Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 4249 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Northmount Advisors LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Christopher Roehrig, 100 Jane St Ste 4M, Ny, NY 10014. Purpose: General. JP# 4220 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Paris Wedding EB LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/22/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 E Broadway 2nd-4th Fl, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: General. JP# 4221 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Notice of Qual. of Permal Asset Management LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/2/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 6/11/02. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Permal Group Matthew Lux, 900 3rd Ave, NY, NY 10022. Foreign add: Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State Of De, Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4222 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Rosemarie Verderame LCSW, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 201 West 89 St. 11e, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: LCSW. JP# 4223 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Sustainable Real Estate Solutions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James F Doran, 10 E 34th St, 10th Fl, Ny, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP# 4224 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14 Whywhisper Collective LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Alexandra Ostrow, 189 Ave C Unit 6D, Ny, NY 10009. Purpose: General. JP# 4225 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Great Awesome Delicious Treats LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3517 Kamhi Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: General. JP# 4228 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

L.dad. Property LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4229 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Limitless Living LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Karen Campbell Betten, 55 Prospect Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: General. JP# 4230 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Net Positive Coaching, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Michael Motta, 417 Long Hill Rd. E, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. JP# 4231 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

North Clinton Street Land Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to P.o. Box 362, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: General. JP# 4232 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Radiant Star Dental PLLC 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 Sumit Sehgal, 16 Horseshoe Ln, Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: Dentistry. JP# 4241 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Reyes Brothers Remodeling And Design LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Julia Georgiadis, 10 Mullon Ave., Port Washignton, NY 11050. Purpose: General. JP# 4242 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

SPS Real Estate Ny LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 25 Redbrook Rd., Great Neck, NY 11024. Purpose: General. JP# 4243 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Your Praise Bapaz LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Farshad Delshadfar, 10 Shore Dr, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 4244 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

King’s Construction & Equipment Rental, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/26/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 17 Springbrook Rd, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: General. JP# 4245 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Jalink 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 116 Saddle Ln, Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: General. JP# 4238 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

North Madison USA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO BOX 963, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 4246 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Meixuan Wu LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to New Integrity CPAS LLC, 31 River Ct Apt 3007, Jersey City, NY 07310. Registered Agent: New Integrity CPAS LLC, 39-15 Main St Ste L101, NY, NY 11354. Purpose: General. JP# 4219 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Abundant Construction, LLC Authority filed SSNY 1/8/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed NJ 5/10/05, exists & located 9 Orchard St. Clifton, NJ 07013. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 9 Orchard St. Clifton, NJ 07013. Cert of Regis. filed NJ State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4316 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

132 Woodfield Road LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Alfonso Ferrara, 3112 Clubhouse Rd, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: General. JP# 4233 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Sheves LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 9 Miele Road, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 4247 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

City Line Acquisitions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Ipswich Ave Apt 206, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 4234 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Tov Beis Management LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/18/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to P.O. Box 367, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 4248 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Dun-rite Construction, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 154 Gotham Ave., Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: General. JP# 4235 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

O’BRIEN-HAMMANN BROOKLYN LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Law Office of Ian Kelly, 245 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. General Purpose. JP# 4255 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

GRG Sales And Marketing LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/14/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 31 Bucknell Dr, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: General. JP# 4236 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Her Hue LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/22/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Shakiel Humayun, 544 Bedell Terrace, West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: General. JP# 4237 5/16,23,30,6/6,13,20/14

Habayit LLC Arts of Org filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & registered agent: Mordchai Elkobi 1 Marcus Dr. Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4256 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

DOVER CORPORATE ADVISORY LLC, Ar ts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/06/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Brian Wornow, 140 W. 69th St., Ste 95A, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 4257 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of The Diplomat Film, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. 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 The LLC, 119 Berkeley Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4260 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of 231-243 East 94th Street LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/28/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/12/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Chapman Consultants, 770 Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10065. 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, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4259 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Healthcare Medical Services PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 395 Pearsall Avenue, Unit D, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. JP# 4261 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

SALS DEALS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/12/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 423 Ocean Pkwy 1B Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4272 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

LEOPOLD GROSS PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/8/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The PLLC 26 Court St Ste. 1200 Brooklyn, NY 11242. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4273 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

XIAO LU REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/8/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Xue Yun Lu 1161 68th St Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4274 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of America Core Fund Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/7/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/4/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 52 W. 57th St., 28th Fl., Carnegie Hall Tower, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4276 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of JRM Realty Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. 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 Cooperman Lester Miller LLP, 1129 Northern Blvd., Ste. 402, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4262 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of FC 3600 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4277 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of SAF-TEE HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Cooperman Lester Miller LLP, 1129 Northern Blvd., Ste. 402, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4263 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Fairstead 101 Delancey LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4278 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of DG FAR ROCKAWAY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/5/14. 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, 322 Felter Avenue, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4264 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Alpha Opportunities Fund, LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/11/14. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 546 5th Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4279 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of The Shores Food Court LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4265 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Little Ann LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Balber Pickard Maldonado & Van Der Tuin, PC, 1370 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4266 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Acclaim Capital Partners LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Kings County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2208 Avenue Y, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11235. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4267 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of SNS FUTURES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Cooperman Lester Miller LLP, 1129 Northern Blvd., Ste. 402, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4269 5/23,30,6/6/13,20,27/14

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f J D 2 - 2 0 2 1 LEXINGTON LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4283 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of JD Squared Capital II LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/21/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/20/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4280 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of BED STUY KITCHEN: SUSTENANCE BY SARA ELISE, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/31/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 518 Woodbine Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4284 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Edgecombe Master Leasing LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4285 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of JD Squared Management II LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/21/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/20/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 152 W. 57th St., 36th Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4282 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of For mation of Edgecombe Developers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4286 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Castro Mechanical LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/12/14. 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 33 Wingate Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4287 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 761 Main Holdings, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/5/14. 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 211 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY, Attn: M.K. Ko. Purpose: any lawful activities JP# 4288 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ader Mount Vernon Development, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/14/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 Melnick Dr, Suite 218, Monsey, NY 10952, Attn: Abraham Srulowitz. Purpose: any lawful activities JP# 4289 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ader Mount Vernon Management, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/14/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 Melnick Dr, Suite 218, Monsey, NY 10952, Attn: Abraham Srulowitz. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4290 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of HERBERT KURZ & LEONARD KURZ LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/22/14. Princ. office of LLC: 511 Gair St., Piermont, NY 10968. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4295 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ader Mount Vernon Consultants, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/14/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 Melnick Dr, Suite 218, Monsey, NY 10952, Attn: Abraham Srulowitz. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4291 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of WAHID ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8121 21st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 4554 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Alkemy Capital, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/27/13. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/9/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 260 Paine Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4555 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14


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NOTICE OF FORMATION of Peleton LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/14/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Lee Spiegel, 114 Marcourt Dr, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4292 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Faubourg Valmont LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/8/14. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 205 Water St. #3-B Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4325 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of M&A PROPERTIES OF NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4336 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Putnam Courtyard LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave, #287, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4347 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of T&T Food Operations, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 5th Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4359 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of StopGapApps, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/22/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Cuttermill Rd, Ste. 200, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4381 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Madeira Global Capital Management I, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/17/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 230 Park Ave, Ste. 964, New York, NY 10169. 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# 4350 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Bering Advisors, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/2/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 5th Ave., 59th Fl., NY, NY 10118. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 350 5th Ave., 59th Fl., NY, NY 10118. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4360 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Matrix Art Collective, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4368 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Atlantic Station Partners, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/12/14. 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 Louis R. Cappelli, c/o Cappelli Organization, 7 Renaissance Sq, 4th Fl, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4293 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of PRESTIGE PDI, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/02/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: 400 Sette Dr., Paramus, NJ 07652. 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# 4294 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of JCSZ, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/04/14. 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, 48 King Arthur Ct., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4296 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Aquitime Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Aquilino Cabral, 14 Smith St, Valley Stream, NY 11580. Purpose: General. JP# 4297 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of formation of 3411 CHURCH AVENUE LLC Articles of organization filed with the SSNY on 4/7/2014. Office located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: The LLC,3411 Church Ave Brooklyn, NY 11203 Purpose: any lawful purpose JP# 4298 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of formation of NICEMAN JEWELRY & ELECTRONICS LLC Articles of organization filed with the SSNY on 8/1/2013. Office located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: The LLC,586A Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11216 Purpose: any lawful purpose JP# 4299 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Estate Medical LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 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 363 New York Ave 5C Brooklyn NY 11213 . Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4311 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Stark Software Solutions,LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/23/14 Off. Loc.: _Queens_ 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: _96-09 67th Avenue, Apt 6E; Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4312 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of formation of PLANNING WORKS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/2014. 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 Country Rd., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4313 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Lori Dernavich, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/3/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 400 W. 37th St. #8C New York, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4314 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Sark Capital, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/10/14. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4317 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14 The Fashionable Stylista LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/9/14. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Marcela Pinzon 4 Weaver Ln. Levittown, NY 11756 . Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4318 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

65 Rapelye Street LLC Authority filed SSNY 12/31/13. Office: Kings Co. LLC formed DE 8/12/13, exists & located Northwest Registered Agent Inc. 1521 Concord Pike #303 Wilmington, DE. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 65 Rapelye St. #2 Brooklyn, NY 11231. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4326 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

2863 Harrington T&C “ 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 3239 Chelsey St. Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4327 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

GSH LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 1/29/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Salvatore Ferdico 44 Pietro Dr. Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4328 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

321 Olivia St. 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 321 Olivia St. Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4329 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Divine Horizons, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 4/24/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. add. & RA: c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4330 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Donald Duberstein 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 princ. add. & RA: c/o Donald Duberstein 10 Beverly Rd. Purchase, NY 10577. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4331 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Beirne Wealth Consulting Services, LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/29/14. Office: Westchester Co. LLC formed DE 11/26/12, exists & located c/o Corp. Trust Co. 1209 Orange St. Wilmington, de 19801. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 612 Wheelers Farms Rd. Milford, CT 06461. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4332 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of MAL ONYX 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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4333 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Condorcet, LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 E. 79th St., #29C, NY, NY 10075. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4334 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Condorcet GP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/25/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 E. 79th St., #29-C, NY, NY 10075. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4335 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of America Core Alpha GP LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/7/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/12/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 52 W. 57th St., 28th Fl., Carnegie Hall Tower, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4337 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of We R Nuts LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050, Attn: Philip DelPrete. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4338 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of LHB River Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4339 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of ADW 14th Street Corner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Spruce Street, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4340 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of 302 Lincoln Road LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 677 Drew St, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4341 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of 69 Havemeyer Street LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Grace Ave, Ste. 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4342 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Bartenschlager Woodwork LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 210 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4343 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Claim Assessment Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5616 18 Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4344 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Goldstep Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4345 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Oceanten LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/18/05. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4711 12th Ave, Apt. A8, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4346 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of 307 Partners Realty LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/26/04. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 4/1/03. 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. NJ address of LLC: 1072 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Cert. of Formation filed with NJ State Treasurer, 225 W. State St, 3rd Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4348 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Madeira Global, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/2/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 230 Park Ave, Ste. 964, New York, NY 10169. DE address of LLC: 222 Delaware Ave, Ste. 1200, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4349 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of GoldenTree Distressed Fund 2014 GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. 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 the principal business addr.: c/o GoldenTree Asset Management LP, 300 Park Ave., 21st Fl., NY, NY 10022, Att: Barry Ritholz, Gen. Csl. DE addr. of LLC: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Duke & York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4351 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of GCM Customized Fund Investment Group, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 900 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1100, Chicago, IL 60611. LP formed in DE on 7/18/13. 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: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 4352 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Essentia Water, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/17/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 22833 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Ste. 220, Bothell, WA 98021. LLC formed in DE on 7/19/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 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# 4353 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of CS Services LLC. Arts of Org filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Off.loc: Nassau 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: P.O.Box 109, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 4354 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Pegasus Adventure Family Limited Partnership. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25-40 Shore Blvd, Apt 6A, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2100. JP# 4383 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Big Tram Interactive Group LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/6/14. LLC Formed in (FL) on 8/14/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2655 N. Ocean Dr., Ste. 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. FL address of LLC: 2655 N. Ocean Dr., Ste. 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. Arts. Of Org. filed with FL Secy. Of State, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4356 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of J2M Design Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 233 Broadway, Ste. 2050, NY, NY 10279. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4357 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of 14C Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Rector Pl., Apt. 5J, NY, NY 10280. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4358 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Poglia & Co. LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1309 5th Ave., Apt. 28E, NY, NY 10029. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 1309 5th Ave., Apt. 28E, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4361 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Dangart Associates, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/25/03. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 545 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4362 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Diamond HB Family LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 51 W. 52nd St., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4363 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of RM Family Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/02. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 276 Park Ave., S, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4364 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Face2Face Health Global Management, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 245 E. 58th St., Ste. 12A, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4365 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of BSD Group Investors LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 W. 33rd St., Rm. 250, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4366 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of HMY Worldwide Investors LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/10/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 W. 33rd St., Rm. 250, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4367 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Fortune H LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 76-11 101 Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 76-11 101 Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11416. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4377 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Ghosts of Albany, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/22/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65-45 Parsons Blvd., Apt. 4L, Flushing, NY 11365. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 65-45 Parsons Blvd., Apt. 4L, Flushing, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4378 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Whaley Realty II, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste. 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. The name and address of the Registered Agent is Leslie J. Levine, Esq., 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste. 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4382 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Dolley, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 W. 43rd St., Ste. 711, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4369 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14 Notice of Formation of Marly, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 W. 43rd St., Ste. 711, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4370 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Julian Palacio Architecture PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 330 E. 33rd St., #5G, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Profession of Architecture. JP# 4371 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Shang Up Enterprise LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14136 33rd Ave., 1A, Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4372 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Spa Manhattan Management L.P. Cert of LP filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3906 Main St., Ste. 268, Flushing, NY 11766. The name & address of each general partner is available from SSNY. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2113. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4373 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of 105-31 Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 105-31 63 Rd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4374 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14 Notice of Formation of Global Linxs Realty 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: 131-09 11th Ave., 1st Fl., College Point, NY 11356. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4375 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Rofit Capital LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/2/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 35-31 85th St., Apt. 5K, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4376 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14 Notice of Formation of Warwick Valley Car Service LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/12/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 980 Broadway, Unit 235, Thornwood, NY 10594. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4379 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14

Notice of Formation of Drifting Cloud Productions LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/3/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Minna St., Ste. 2, Bklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4380 5/23,30,6/6,13,20,27/14 Notice of Formation of METROPOLITAN INDUSTRIAL PARK, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/16/14. 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 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Attn: Merrill B. Stone, Esq., 101 Park Ave., NY, NY 10178. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4398 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14


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Nayot Brooklyn LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State SSNY 5/22/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Michael Herskowitz 1999 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11234 . Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4397 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Sea Isle Homes of Nassau LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. 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 Jeffrey D. Forchelli, Esq., 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste. 1010, Uniondale, NY 11553. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4407 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Signpost Capital Advisors, LP, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 8/26/11. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Siddharth Thacker, 777 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 4418 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Foxton Creative LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 620 Monroe St. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4431 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of NFT Good Memories, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Sadore Ln., 4T, Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4445 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Thinking Capital Group LP. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/14. LP formed in (DE) on 1/13/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Annadale Rd., Commack, NY 11725. DE address of LP: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. The name & address of each general partner is available from SSNY. Cert of LP filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4438 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of PSCM Proprietary Investment Portfolio Fund, LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 133 E. 62nd St., NY, NY 10065. DE address of LP: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4399 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Metamorphic Capital Partners, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/16/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/7/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 Lexington Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4400 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Metamorphic Real Estate Opportunities Fund II, LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/7/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 641 Lexington Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4401 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of PSCM Proprietary Investment Portfolio GP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/19/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 133 E. 62nd St., NY, NY 10065. DE address of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4402 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of WHAT GAIETY! LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/13/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/5/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1001 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 1000, NY, NY 10018. 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# 4403 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of SOUTHAMPTON HOT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/12. 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 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4404 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of New Harlem Brownstone Development LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4405 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Empathic Frameworks, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/21/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Diana Lopez, 28 Kenneth Avenue, North Bellmore, NY 11710. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4406 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of WinMar Enterprises LLC with a fictitious name of WinMar Enterprises of NY LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in WY 4/2/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 43 Davenport Ave., 5F, New Rochelle, NY 10805. WY off. addr.: LegalInc Corp. Services, 1623 Central Ave., Ste. 145, Cheyenne, WY 82001. Art. of Org. on file: SSWY, 200 W. 24th St., Cheyenne, WY 82002. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 4411 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Malone Enterprises LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 220 Daniel Road North, Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4408 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of New York Reporting Service LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: One Tanglewood Lane, Sea Cliff, NY 11579. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4409 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of RENEGRAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 148 Florence Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4410 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of SSC Structured Credit Opportunities II, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 1/6/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: John Murphy, 2 Manhattanville Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. 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# 4417 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Roman Capital Management LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/17/14. 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 225 5th Ave., Apt. 6K, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4412 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of The Isoai Law Firm, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/7/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 160 Broadway, Ste. 500, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. JP# 4413 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Hernandez Greene LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/14. 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 35 E. 10th St., Ste. 7D, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4414 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Scopia Windmill SPV 1 LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/13/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/12/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Aaron Morse, 152 W. 57th St., 33rd Fl., 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# 4415 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Scopia Windmill SPV 2 LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/13/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/12/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Aaron Morse, 152 W. 57th St., 33rd Fl., 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# 4416 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 766 Westchester LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 668 Crescent Ave., Bronx, NY 10458. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4421 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of For mation of Great Dane Management LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/21/14. 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 315 Greene Ave., Ste. 2A, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4422 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Signpost Capital Advisors (GP), LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/12/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 12/10/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Siddharth Thacker, 777 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. 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# 4419 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qual. of Stellar West 178 Performance LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/28/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 2/25/14. 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# 4420 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of West 153 Developers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/22/14. 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# 4423 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of B’KLYN BURRO, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 90 Downing St. #22, Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4424 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

2158 EAST 37TH STREET LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/5/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 2158 E. 37th St., Brooklyn, NY 11234. General Purpose. JP# 4425 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

MISTRAL FACADES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/2014. Office loc: Rockland County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kevin R. Prunty, 10 Lydia Drive, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 4426 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of S & S Pest Solutions LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/2014 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: 1368 60st 2nd fl, Brooklyn, NY 11219 Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4427 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

HANOVER SEARCH MERGECO LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/18/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the Registered Agent Tom Carter 9 E 45th St 5th FL New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4428 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

DOGGIE AND THE CITY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/13/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 15 W 72nd St #19A New York, NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4429 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Montreux Partners, LLC Authority filed SSNY 5/21/14. Fict. Name: Montreux Partners Global, LLC. Office:Kings Co. LLC formed WY 6/11/13, exists & located 275 Coleridge St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 275 Coleridge St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. Cert of Regis. Filed WY SOS, 200 W. 24 St. #110 Cheyenne, 82001. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4432 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

VB Home, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/14/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to The LLC 2 Poccia Cir. Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4433 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of BERRY GOOD FARMERS MARKET 210, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/14. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Manager, 200240 N. Main St., Spring Valley, NY 10977. 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# 4435 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 594 St. Marks LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4436 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of Thinkshop Advisors LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/10/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Annadale Rd., Commack, NY 11725. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4437 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Qualification of KA&AK Partners LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/11/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Annadale Rd., Commack, NY 11725. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4439 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Juliane PropertiesDivision Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1820 Industrial St., Ste. 270, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4440 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Port Jefferson Station Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82 Eklund Blvd., Nesconset, NY 11767. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4441 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Well-Balanced Pianist LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/28/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Mills R., Stony Brook, NY 11790. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4442 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Two Knees Two Skis, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/16/14. Office:Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, Jessica Galligan Goldsmith Esq, 1 N. Broadway, 10th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4434 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Barnwell Estate, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/20/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6114 La Salle Ave., Ste. 811, Oakland, CA 94611. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4443 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Ducky Busing, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 3/21/14. 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 608 Fifth Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4430 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Joseph Fleming Contracting, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/27/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Scenic Dr., South Salem, NY 10590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4444 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Kaptours, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/28/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 166 White Rd., Apt. 2, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4446 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Costa Concrete LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 Belden Ave., Yonkers, NY 10706. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4447 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Crossett Catering LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/26/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 Lily Pond Ln., Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4448 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 564 SB LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 573 S. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4449 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of LI Park Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1015 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4450 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Croton Commons Fine Foods, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4451 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Double A Management Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4452 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Vernon Gold LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/9/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4453 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 97 Little Plains Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Millburn Ln., Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4457 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Hamptons Elite Fitness LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 317 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4454 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Hampton House Watcher and Handyman Services LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Lewis Rd., East Quogue, NY 11942. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4455 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Ruddy Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Ocean Pkwy., East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4456 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Island Wide Rarities LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/25/14. 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 931, Bellport, NY 11713. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4458 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Bonacker Beverage, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/25/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Pantigo Place, East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4459 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Monsey Firearms LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Carlton Rd., Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4460 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of CJ Realty USA LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 83 Herrick Ave., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4461 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of 150 Wells Avenue, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 Wells Ave., Congers, NY 10920. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4462 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Genoa Condominium LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1878 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4463 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Property Advisors Development LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 720 W. Fingerboard Rd., Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4464 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of NY Body & Wellness, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/5/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1163 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10310. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4465 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Buon Appetito LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 310 Crown Ave., Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4466 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Lakeshore Electrical Services LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 80 Killians Rd., Unit 249, Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4467 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14

Notice of Formation of Tideway Capital Funding LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 1008, Albany, NY 12260. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 1008, Albany, NY 12260. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4478 5/30,6/6,13,20,27,7/4/14


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Notice of Formation of ZAIDYS FR 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: The LLC, 1465A Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4558 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of THE LABSHOP LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/10/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 254 W.82 St. #6C, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Current name of LLC: SKYLINE SCRUBS LLC. JP# 4572 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Krh Imageworks, 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 C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4587 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of West 153 Master Leasing LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/23/14. 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# 4677 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Tmr real estate management LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/26/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 248 E. 30th St. #3 New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4690 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Truly Urban LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/7/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Melvin Pacheco, 3063 Godwin Terrance Apt 2H, Bronx, NY 10463. Purpose: General. JP# 4574 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Prag Tree LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/12/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Leimzider, 106 Ross St #3L, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 4588 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of InsuranceNoodle, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/23/14. NYS fict. name: Noodle Insurance Agency, LLC. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 30 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2500, Chicago, IL 60602. LLC formed in DE on 4/18/00. 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# 4667 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Ohr Pharma, LLC Authority filed SSNY 5/19/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 5/9/14, exists & located 1209 Orange St. Wilmington DE 19801. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: c/o CT Corp. System 111 8th Ave. New York, NY 10011. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. #3 Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4560 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Killer Silver, LTD. Authority filed SSNY 5/15/14. Office:Westchester Co. Entity formed CO 1/14/13, exists & located 5 Nepperhan Ave. #KS Elmsford, NY 10523. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: 5 Nepperhan Ave. #KS Elmsford, NY 10523. Cert of Regis. Filed CO SOS, 1700 Broadway, # 200. Denver, CO 80290. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4562 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Me international group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/9/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & reg. agent: c/o Mehdi Eshaghayan 271 W. 47th St. #27G New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4561 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Theholding-space LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/15/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 400 12th St. #3 Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4563 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Adage NYC, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/25/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Christopher Draghi 122 W. St. #5R Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4564 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Hk Park Management LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/15/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 12 Hall St. #200 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4565 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

The 26th Hour LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/27/14. 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 Ave. M. Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4566 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 The Luke Law Firm 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 The Luke Law Firm 907 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4567 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Hypnagogia Films, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/5/12. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 513 Second St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4568 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Fierce Fitwear, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/24/14. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. add. & RA: CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4569 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Spring Rock LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Feisido Rodriguez, 263 Forbell St, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: General. JP# 4575 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Gcr Consulting, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 54 Holiday Pone Rd, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 4589 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Hr 511 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/11/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4706 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 4576 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Jgh Bay Parkway, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Lake Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: General. JP# 4590 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Venture 42 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 274 Hewes St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 4577 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Anarbek Properties 2 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/2/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2546 E 17th St. 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: General. JP# 4578 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Medelite Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 305 Division Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 4579 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

P & J Braun LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/02. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 White St, Ny, NY 10013. Duration Date: 12/31/2102. Purpose: General. JP# 4580 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Marlborough LLC Cert. of Conversion filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/01. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 White St, NY, NY 10013. Duration Date: 12/31/2100. Purpose: General. JP# 4581 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

The Brown Crayon Project LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4582 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Joemazon LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1046 East 31st St, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: General. JP# 4583 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of The Ocean Blue Group, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/27/14. Office location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 328 Riviera Dr. S., Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4570 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Oceanside Estates, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 183 Wilson St, Pmb 254, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 4584 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of PLAZA LEGAL SERVICES PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/22/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O THE LLC, 393 Old Country Rd., #203, Carle Place, NY 11514. Purpose: to engage in the practice of Law. JP# 4571 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Westside Units 18th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Westside Management LLC, 5014 16th Ave Ste 101, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 4585 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

1757 Mk Realty Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1757 Topping Ave, Bronx, NY 10457. Purpose: General. JP# 4573 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Lefk Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/14. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Alex Berger, 5314 18th Avenue Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 4586 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

E Payment Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Aronson, 600 Atlantic Ave, Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: General. JP# 4591 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Shiv Real Estate LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 25 Howard Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: General. JP# 4592 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Isso Convenience Store LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C T Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, Ny, NY 10011. Purpose: General. JP# 4593 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Bellmore 2405, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 4594 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Tjg William, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Lake Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: General. JP# 4595 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Grillfire Syosset LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O George Martin Group, 65 N. Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: General. JP# 4596 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Lifecanbe LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3 Nottingham Pl, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: General. JP# 4597 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Cssi Holdings, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/12/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Chung H. Lee, 21 Stringham Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580. Purpose: General. JP# 4598 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Dennis F. Dowd, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 83 Raff Ave, Floral Park, NY 11001. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 4599 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Square Acquisition LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 3/25/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 11/6/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 780 3rd Ave Fl 25, Ny, NY 10017. Foreign add: Registered Agents Legal Services, LLC, 1013 Centre Rd Ste 403s, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State Of De Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4602 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Griffiths Fisher LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/19/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 770 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY 10580, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4668 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of NICKLUCY1, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 5/28/14. Office location: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Engel & Davis, LLP, Attn: Mark Davis, Esq., 1700 Broadway, 41st Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 4669 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Island Park Energy Center (CC), LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 3/20/14. 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 address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 4670 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Shiel Genetics, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 920 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451. LLC formed in DE on 5/12/14. 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: all lawful purposes. JP# 4671 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

PURELY COMFORT LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/5/2014. LLC was organized in DE on 3/24/2014. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to c/o Flemming Zulak Williamson Zauderer LLP, 1 Liberty Plaza, 35th Flr., NY, NY 10006. Attn: Robert Polifka. Required office at c/o Registered Agent Solutions, Inc.,1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 10090. Cert. of Org. filed with SSDE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 4672 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

TERRIBILITA FILMS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/5/2014. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Hudson Valley Wealth Management, 15 East Central Ave., Pearl River, NY 10965, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 4673 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of AV Textiles, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/29/14. 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 c/o Om Batheja, 260 W. 39th St, 10th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4674 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of BAUMRIND & BAUMRIND MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/30/14. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 201 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. 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# 4675 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of JP Netsolutions LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/4/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4676 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of SHFP, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/28/14. 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 Steven P. Copeland, 53 Rossmore Ave., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4678 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of RM G2 E3 GP LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/29/14. 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# 4679 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of L&M West 153 Master Leasing LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/29/14. 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# 4680 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of formation of MESSINA DERBY REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/27/2014. 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: The LLC, 6 Morris Ln., Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4681 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Forma De Ser LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/18/14. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Rachel Horowitz 13 E. 124 St. #3B New York, NY 10035. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4682 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Must America LLC Authority filed SSNY 2/28/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed DE 2/24/14, 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 425 W. Broadway #3C New York, NY 10012. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. #4 Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4683 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Science & Co. Creative, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/28/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA appointed to receive process: Business Filings Incorporated 187 Wolf Rd. #101 Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4684 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

MK Adult Nurse Practitioner PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/21/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 176 12th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4685 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Vault Collective LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/7/14. Office: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Sara Kyle 2505 Lorillard Pl. #2F Bronx, NY 10458. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4686 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Turnaround Stocks, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/7/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 411 Theodore Fremd Ave. #206 Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4687 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Kojo Global, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/8/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. add. &RA: c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4691 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Dead stare records LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/28/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. address and RA: c/o Corey Zaloom 525 Union Ave #6C Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4692 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

610 Marlborough LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/1/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 270 Sterling pl. #2 Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4693 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

These lips are sealed, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 60 W. Broad St. #2K Mount Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4694 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

CELLO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GP, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/28/14 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 12 E 49th ST 22nd FL New York, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4695 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

SCHEME ENGINE, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 1411 Broadway, 39th FL New York, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 3411 Silverside RD #104 Wilmington, DE 19810. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4696 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

836 FAILE REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/20/13. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Solomon Berg 630 Third Ave New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4697 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

HANER & KUO, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/29/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The PLLC 112 W. 34th St 18th FL New York, NY 10120. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4698 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

633 3RD AVENUE PROPERTY OWNER LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/19/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 575 Fifth Ave 29th FL New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4699 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

243 SENATOR STREET LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/24/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 707 Fifth Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Any lawful activity. The latest date of dissolution is 1/4/63. JP# 4700 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Eluminary LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/5/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 260 Church St. #3C1 White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4688 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

JYY REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/3/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Jing Yun Yang 739 58th St Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4701 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Robin and Sean, LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/9/14. Office:Westchester Co. LLC formed DE 1/31/14, exists & located 2711 Centerville Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 8 Grove Rd. White Plains, NY 10603. Cert of Regis. Filed DE SOS, 401 Federal St. #3 Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4689 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

SUMMERS JEWELRY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/30/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 E 28th St., #5A, NY, NY 10016. Reg. Agent: Andrea Summers, 140 E 28th St., #5A, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 4702 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14


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Ar 123 Trading, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 98 Cutter Mill Rd., Ste 446s, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 4600 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Premier 25 Mercer LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/29/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 4/11/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Premier Equities, 150 E 58th St Fl 23, Ny, NY 10155. . Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State Of De, Div Of Corp, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4609 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Ansonia 9-02 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Elizabeth Favaro, 11 Fordal Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: General. JP# 4622 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Quad Securities Portfolio Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4636 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of RachelSweet LLC Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on April 22, 2014. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rachel Jarrett, 27 West 86th Street, Apt. 9A New York, NY 10024. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4644 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 521 West 185 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4657 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qual. of Square Mezz LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 5/13/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 3/5/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 780 Third Avenue 25th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Foreign add: Registered Agents Legal Services, LLC, 1013 Centre Rd Ste 403s, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. Of State Of De Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4601 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Transmoore Productions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 244 5th Ave Ste #2093, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: General. JP# 4604 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Eight Pines Securities LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 3/7/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 3/13/10. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 600 Fifth Ave 25th Fl, Ny, NY 10020. Foreign add: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with De Secy Of State, Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4605 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of JAVI A/V, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/14. Office location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 01/01/09. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. TX addr. of LLC: 16116 University Oak, San Antonio, TX 78249. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, Statutory Filings Div., Corporations Section, P.O. Box 12887, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4625 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Triplenet Energy Limited Liability Company filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/22/14 in NY Co. Formed in NJ: 3/11/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to its foreign address: 1375 Broadway Ste 1015, Ny, NY 10018. Arts. of Org. filed with Dept Of The Treasury, PO Box 002, Trenton, NJ. Purpose: General. JP# 4603 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Doyle Group Associates Limited Liability Company filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/16/14 in NY Co. Formed in NJ: 2/13/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to its foreign address: 402 Prospect St, Westfield, NJ 07090. Arts. of Org. filed with Geoffrey N. Doyle, 402 Prospect St, Westfield, NJ 07090. Purpose: General. JP# 4606 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Wright-islam Holdings, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/23/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 12/9/03. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 600 W. Fulton St Fl 4, Chicago, IL 60661. Foreign add: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 619 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State Of De, 401 Federal St #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4607 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qual. of Premier 25 Mercer Residential LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 5/13/14 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 5/7/14. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Premier Equities, 150 E 58th St Fl 23, Ny, NY 10155. . Arts. of Org. filed with Secy Of State Of De, Div Of Corp, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 4608 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Notice of Qualification of Quad Capital Portfolio B LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4633 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Pitch-n LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Usacorp Inc., 325 Division Avenue Suite 201, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 4610 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Stop, Drop + Roll, 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 C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 4611 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Zyj Enterprises, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Bonicos & Wang, Pc, 7 Banta Pl, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Purpose: General. JP# 4612 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

The Eco-group Of New York LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Beggi, 222 E 93rd St Apt 26b, Ny, NY 10128. Purpose: General. JP# 4613 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 The Mulberry Agency LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 115 E 23rd St Fl 3, Ny, NY 10010. Purpose: General. JP# 4614 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Yns Pennsylvania 695 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Pob 1154, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 4615 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Parsippany Fbg LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 22 Phyllis Terr, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 4616 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Bal LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 124 Hempstead Rd, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 4617 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 1465 East 5th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lauterbach Garfinkel Damast & Hollander, Llp C/O Howard Garfinkel, 49 North Airmont Road Suite 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 4618 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Yn Funds LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 17 Brockton Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 4619 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Kc Co2 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Csey A. Venet, 195 7 Bridges Rd, Mt Vernon, NY 10549. Purpose: General. JP# 4620 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Ny Pain Practice LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 35-15 84th St 2h, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: General. JP# 4621 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Brooksie, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O John Young, 6 Norwood Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: General. JP# 4623 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Orion Property Group, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Hassler, 850 Rushmore Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: General. JP# 4624 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of formation of 220 TOMPKINS AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/2014. 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, 120 E. Hartsdale Ave., #2P, Hartsdale, NY 10630. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4626 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 SCHWARTZ EHRENS IMMIGRATION LAW PLLC, a Prof. LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/21/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Columbus Circle 15th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. JP# 4627 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Little Latin Readers LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/31/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136 Cedar St., Amityville, NY 11701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4629 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Maybe Brilliant, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 112 Belmont Pl., Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4630 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Kings Villas LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o St. Nicks Alliance Corp., 2 Kingsland Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4631 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Notice of Qualification of Quad Capital Portfolio A LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/28/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4632 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14 Notice of Qualification of Quad Capital Portfolio C LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4634 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of Quad Securities Portfolio A LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/28/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4635 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Qualification of 57 Caton Partners, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/14. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1110 42nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. 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: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4556 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

“Notice is hereby given that a license, Ser. No. 1277244 for an On-Premises liquor license has been applied for by the undersigned to sell alcohol in an establishment under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 2482 Hoffman St., Bronx, NY 10458, Bronx County, for On-Premises consumption. /S/ THE BLUE GOOSE TAVERN INC JP# 4638 6/13,20/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1278903 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 252-20 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY 11362 for on-premise consumption. Little Neck Fun Inc. JP# 4639 6/13,20/14

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1278869 for On-Premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 203-16 Northern Blvd., Bayside, NY for on-premise consumption. Joong Koog Jip Bayside Inc. JP# 4640 6/13,20/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1278786 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 41-11 150th Street, Flushing, NY for on-premises consumption. Well-Being Garden Inc. JP# 4641 6/13,20/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Serial # Pending for Beer, Wine & Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 105-04 Liberty Ave. Ozone Park, NY 11417 for on-premise consumption. Happy Golden House Inc. JP# 4642 6/13,20/14 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS RETAINED REALTY, INC., Plaintiff against YAWAR H. SYED A/K/A SYED YAWAR HUSSAIN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein on September 20, 2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on the 17th day of July, 2014 at 2:30 PM premises ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, known and designated as Block 3486 and Lot 27. Said premises known as 22 VERMONT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 7863/10. LEONARD C. SPECTOR, ESQ., Referee. We are a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Stagg, Terenzi, Confusione & Wabnik, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 401 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530 JP# 4643 6/13,20,27,7/4/14 Notice of Formation of Seasonz Bounty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/29/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Seasonz Bounty, 616 Corporate Way, Suite 2-4211, Valley Cottage, NY 10989. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4645 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14 Notice of Formation of MYCO Creative, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 675 3rd Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4646 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Rothschild Larch Lane Management Company LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/7/14. LLC Formed in (DE) on 4/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 800 Westchester Ave., S-528, Rye Brook, NY 10573. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4647 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Pumpkin Realty Management LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/15/06. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 318 Lewis Ave., Bklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4648 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Community Services In Your Neighborhood LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 409 Broadway, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4649 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Human Care, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/19/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1467 54th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4650 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Plate LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/5/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 945 E. 10th St., Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4651 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of V Game, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 597 Stone Rd., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4652 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of For mation of Pine Hollow Properties LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/2/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Shore Ave., Unit 1, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4653 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of For mation of Liv Tier nan Photography, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/23/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 494 8th Ave., Ste. 806, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4654 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 475 West 186 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4655 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 497 West 182 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4656 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Tyler Hampton LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 115 Allen St., Apt. 5, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4658 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Tyler Hampton LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 115 Allen St., Apt. 5, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4658 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Crosby & Mercer 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: 159 Mercer St., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4659 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of The Besen Group LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 381 Park Ave., S, 15th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4660 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WWW & L Enterprise Co. LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Broad St., #2400, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4661 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Groupout LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/4/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 213 W. 135th St., Apt. 1B, NY, NY 10030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4662 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 16 East 126 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 71-19 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4663 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Great Plains National LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/3/14. LLC Formed in (WY) on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 W. 24th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10010. WY address of LLC: 1821 Logan Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001. Arts. Of Org. filed with WY Secy. Of State, The Capitol Building, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4664 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Name of LLC: All About the Dress, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 5/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 70 Smith St., Chappaqua, NY 10514, Attn: Adam Paget, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4665 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Cole TS Macedon NY Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/13/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2325 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016. LLC formed in DE on 4/11/14. 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. 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# 4666 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14


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RNP Grpoup LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/14. Off. Loc.: Richmond County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 124 Giegerich Ave, SI,NY 10307. Purpose: Any lawful act . JP# 4703 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Liner Note Legends, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 409 9th St, #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4716 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 530 Main Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/23/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 26 South Morris Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4728 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Biochromatic LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/27/14. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1 Catalina Ct. Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4559 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of The Shiva Lady LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/14. 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, 3951 Bea Court, Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4553 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of Formation of Beau & Bear LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/13/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cristine Stucker, 141A Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4557 6/6,13,20,27,7/4,11/14

Healing Forward LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1049 Grand Concourse, #5G, Bronx, NY 10452. General Purposes. JP# 4704 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of St. Johns I Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5308 13th Ave, Ste. 252, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4717 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of ARK WAX ONE LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/2/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Arizona (AZ) on 4/17/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the AZ address of LLC: 4545 E Shea Blvd., Ste. 250, Phoenix, AZ 85028. Arts. of Org. filed with AZ Secy. of State, 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4729 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Virginia (VA) on 11/19/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. VA address of LLC: 6603 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230. Arts. of Org. filed with VA Secy. of State, 1300 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 4749 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of SKS Enterprises LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/23/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 129 Front St., Mineola, NY 10501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4762 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Wisnest LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 11/27/09. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sisong Kang, 11 Laurel Dr, Great Neck, NY 11021. General Purposes. JP# 4705 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

KBRASWELL655 LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/29/14. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 65 Pinebrook Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. General Purpose. JP# 4706 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Arion Place Holding, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/29/09. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2174 Hewlett Ave, Ste. 206, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4707 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Masters of Destiny LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/22/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Windsor Gate, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4708 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Orange Blossom Associates II LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/29/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 181 S. Franklin Ave, Ste. 302, Valley Stream, NY 11581. 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# 4709 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 104 Macon Street Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/09. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 104 Macon St, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4710 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 1274 Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/2/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1270 E. 22nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4711 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14 Notice of Formation of 1368 Pacific Street, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/21/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Castlehill Dr., Marlboro, NJ 07746. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4712 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 26 St James Villa LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 592 Pacific St, Ste. B, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4713 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of 269 Van Buren Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/3/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Castlehill Dr., Marlboro, NJ 07746. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4714 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14 Notice of Formation of CityStar Management LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste. 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4715 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of MedProz, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/19/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste. 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4718 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Arena Investors, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/16/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/27/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 W. 57th St, Ste. 1316, New York, NY 10107. 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# 4719 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/27/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, 16th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 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# 4720 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of BPark LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/18/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4711 12th Ave, #A8, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4721 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Culver Housing Developments LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4002 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4722 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Marcelle Group LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/5/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14C 53rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4723 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of PSide 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: 4711 12th Ave, #A8, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4724 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of TKG Envoy LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 156 W. 56 St, Ste. 1701, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4725 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Zeitlin Enterprises LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1535 Ocean Ave, #4G, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4726 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of EGI Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/2/14. 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 The LLC, 609-3 Cantiague Rock Road, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4727 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Kings Covenant LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Bridge Street Development Corporation, 460 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4730 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of RAM Hotel Managers LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4731 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of RAM Hotel LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4732 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of LHB River Avenue Hotel LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 155 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4733 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Pel 300 Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 72 Wendt Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4734 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Triton Park Avenue LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/8/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/23/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o PSQ Capital, 40 W. 57th St., Ste. 1510, NY, NY 10019; Attn: Philip Schlakman. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4735 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of HP Gallery Algo GP LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/11/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 W. 45th St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4736 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of TCB UTICA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/16/14. 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 The Battery Group, 3839 Flatlands Avenue, Ste. 201, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4737 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Fat Plant LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 5/14/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 192 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10016. CA address of LLC: c/o Hillary Harris, 617 Loring Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024. Arts. of Org. filed with CA Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., 3rd Fl., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4738 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Gallery Algo Partners, L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/20/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/11/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 W. 45th St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4739 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Brute Media LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o the LLC, 75 Calyer St., #2, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4740 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of For mation of Greenpoint Commissary LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 219 India St., Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4741 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of FULLSIGHT LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/12/13. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/17/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 9108 Avenue B, Brooklyn, NY 11236. 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# 4742 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Rockaway Reef Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o June Diamant, Esq., 229 Linwood Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4743 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of I. GANZ SNACK PRODUCTS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Harvey Lazarowitz, Esq., 33 Front St., Ste. 201, Hempstead, NY 11550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4744 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Great Oaks Venture Capital BZ LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/27/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 660 Madison Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10065. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4745 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of GRAM MSP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Magnum Real Estate Group, 594 Broadway, Ste. 1010, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4746 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Atwell, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/27/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Michigan (MI) on 10/30/09. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. MI address of LLC: Two Towne Square, Ste. 700, Southfield, MI 48076. Arts. of Org. filed with MI Secy. of State, 7150 Harris Drive, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4747 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Slope Media, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 506 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4748 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of River Partners 2014-LZ, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/23/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Levin Capital Strategies, LP, 595 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Loockerman & Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4750 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Qualification of Lindsay Goldberg III - MBI Co-Inv. L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 194 Washington Ave., Ste. 310, Albany, NY 12210. DE address of LP: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4751 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

uDesign Furnishings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/07/14. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 95 Horatio St., 3R, NY, NY 10014. General Purposes. JP# 4753 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of ROB LEON, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/05/14. 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, 610 W. 42nd St., Apt. 44B, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4754 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 551 West 185 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4763 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 90 Laurel Hill Terrace LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4764 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 501 West 184 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4765 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 407 Audubon LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4766 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 480 West 187 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4767 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Moono L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/23/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address & RA: Bertrand Chung 55 N Broadway #2-16 White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4755 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 556 West 185 Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4768 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Max Landing, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 437 Madison Ave., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4756 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of WH 403 Audubon LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4769 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of Hobson Landing, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 437 Madison Ave., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4757 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

Notice of Formation of MB Kraus Solutions, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/3/14. 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 179 Concord St., East Williston, NY 11596. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4770 6/13,20,27,7/4,11,18/14

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Community Currents In recent news…

Preschoolers in the Rambam Greenfield Day SchoolCouncilman of Urges Jewish Savannah, Geor- Community To Enroll In UPK giaCouncilman learn aboutDavid G. Greenfield recently urged all parents with children turning age four in 2014 the Aleph Bais to take and theiradvantage names. of the expanded free Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) programs being offered by the New York City Department of Education

first choice placement. Most UPK providers admit On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central students on a first-come, first-served basis, and some Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Learnprograms reserve seats for children already enrolled ing Program. at the centers as three-year olds. Parents can find a current list of centers that offer UPK online at nyc.gov/prek or by calling 311 and providing their zip codes or street address. Once parents have chosen a UPK provider they can apply for placement at nyc.gov/prek.

(DOE). UPK is a free early education program for half a day (two hours and 30 minutes) or a full day (six hours and 20 minutes). Half-day programs may take place in the morning or afternoon. The open enrollment period for UPK will end on Thursday, June 26. Parents can continue to enroll their children until programs are full, but those who enroll by this date will be more likely to receive their

Russian Americans Jews Celebrate Military and Spiritual Strength RAJE dinner to celebrate the community they’ve created, as well as honor the legacy of Russian-speaking Jews who fought Earlier thiswhere month, the Rachel’s Reclamation Foundation held its annual commemoration of RaNazis in World War II. Gone are the In a city neighbors oftenChildren go without know- the chel yarzheit. A buffet dinner was held atkithe Manhattan Center on October 14. The days whenBeach new Jewish Russian immigrants ingImeinu’s one another, Rabbi Tokarsky, founder of the keynote speaker was RAJE-Russian Rabbi JonathanAmerican Rietti whoJewish gave a dramatic presentation the relationship between Rastood online at soup on kitchens to get free ruv organization chel Imeinu and the nal Experience (RAJE), hasGeulah. galvanized a new genera- handouts no matter if they came from tion of young Russian Jews to connect to the Jewish missionaries. This new generation of young professionals are socially integrated into mainstream American society and came to the dinner to celebrate their Jewish heritage. Dinner honorees included Michael Steinhardt, Ron Torossian, MK Danny Danon (the Barry Slotnick, MK Danny Danon, Stuart Slotnick, and Ronn Deputy Defense Min- Torossian, RAJE chairman. ister of Israel), along Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti with Russian Jewish veterans mains forever grateful to the Russian air force that Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn and Evelyn Haies, founder and president Haies. of RCRF. who fought the Nazis. To great liberated him. With only a single photograph of his applause, whistles, and cheers, liberators, he returned to the former Soviet Union MK Danon articulated the audi- 10 years ago in an attempt to track them down and ence’s support for Israel’s right personally thank them. MK Danny Danon noted that the contribution of to its land as he announced, “We won the war, we keep the land…. Russian Jews who have made aliyah is found in evWhen you win the war, you don’t ery aspect of Israeli society, “We see it in the econoRabbi Mordechai Tokarsky, RAJE founder and spiritual leader; Rabgive up rights to the aggressor, my, universities, military, science, wherever you go.” bi Aryeh Katzin, RAJE executive director; U.S. Veteran Bernard “Baryou don’t give land to someone He continued to say when he attends Jewish events ney” Mayrsohn; and Eugene Schneur, RAJE president. (Photo credit: in the Diaspora, he often hears, “We support Israel, who attacked you.” Ross Den Photography) The Jewish values of compas- but only if you do x,” or “We support Israel, but…” To community by developing continuous, year-round sion and gratitude were also celebrated. U.S. vet- thundering applause, Danon expressed his apprecieran Bernard Mayrsohn recalled being held as a ation that the RAJE community says, “We support programs geared specifically to them. Over 500 people gathered at the 6th Annual prisoner of war during World War II and said he re- Israel unconditionally, no ifs, no buts, period!”

By Devora Mandell

A Virtual School Experience Questions like “When is the bus coming?” and in cities with no Jewish school nearby. And so, in 2010, the Jewish Online School was “Is your homework in your backpack?” form part of the chaotic morning routine for most families. Yet founded, achieving popularity almost immediately. for some, the question is much more basic: “Where “It has literally doubled in number each year,” said Honorees the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mrs. Chaya Margolin, the indefatigable principal of are we pose goingbehind to school?” Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed the school. “And I am sure it will continue to do so Men and women serving in the American armed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership as this is so sought after by many parents. We are forcesand and otherShapiro, government positions often live Award. Award; Mitchell esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist in remote locations with the closest Jewish school the first fully functioning online school geared to hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away. How Jewish children.” Mrs.on A.issues Ruderman, whose children attend the does one provide a Jewishaneducation to one’s On October 2, Zicharon, organization thatchilassists people relating to dementia, hosted ansuch informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementiaher experts online school, remembers predicament in the dren under conditions? who provided theJewish audience withSchool, much-needed advice and information dealing thisrelocated to Fort summer of 2012.on “When ourwith family Enter The Online a revolutiondisease. Among the program speakers were Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, of GeBenning, Georgia, as partchief of my husband’s military ary educational that Rabbi connects students riatric Monte ore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior president of chaplain service, wevice were a little concerned how the from Psychiatry all over theat world through the Internet. caregiver of the NY school Chapter of actually the American kids wouldAssociation. handle the change. They were coming The services idea of an online was orig- Alzheimer’s inally conceived to assist children of Chabad from a regular Jewish day school in Margate, FL and shluchim living in far-flung cities with no Jewish we really wanted our kids to continue having some schooling system. Rabbi Moshe Shemtov, director type of daily structure for their Jewish studies.” A of The Shluchim Office – the parent institution of friend of hers mentioned the Jewish Online School the school – recalls: “We knew that something had and after some research, she enrolled her children. What is it like being a student in an online to be done as more and more families were moving out on shlichus. We toyed with the idea of an online school? “The kids are constantly busy with projects and school for a few months and we decided to give it a try. At first it was just audio; the teachers had assignments and are given time to interact with no way of making eye contact with the students. As each other,” said Mrs. Ruderman. “Everything is the demands grew and the student body expanded, done in a Jewish and fun way; JOS school is an oasis we had to search further to find new methods with of Yiddishkeit living in an environment where mine are the only Jewish children for miles around.” which to [meet] our demands.” She had particular praise for the teachers. “They And as the school began flourishing, its directors sought to create a similar school for ordinary Jew- use a tremendous amount of creativity to keep the Matt Kudish lessons personal and engaging. They also put in ish children – not just children of shluchim – living

above average efforts to get to know each of the students on an individual level. Before we signed up for the Jewish Online School, we looked into and even tried some other online programs for secular studies but they were all lacking this personal feel. It was like having a robot as a teacher.” Naturally, teaching a virtual classroom has its challenges, but a little ingenuity goes a long way. For something basic like maintaining silence, a teacher can turn a student’s microphone to mute. For more advanced tasks, teachers use their imagination – and available technology. “When I first applied for the online teaching position,” said first-grade teacher Sarah Horwitz, “I was somewhat apprehensive. I had a hard time grasping the notion of teaching kids through a computer. Yet I quickly discovered that my fears were unfounded. The kids were eager and excited to learn. This encouraged me to constantly come up with new methods and tricks with which to keep my lessons both interesting and engaging. PowerPoint presentations are a great plus and it really boils down to being constantly on the ball looking for creative ideas to insure participation…. When I see my students smiling from ear to ear – on webcam of course – I know that this ‘schooling’ system works.” Said Rabbi Shemtov, “Jewish awareness and pride is so important that as a people we can’t afford to let even one child fall between the cracks. Thank G-d we have been able to help many families and we strive to reach even more.”

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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.

José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, visiting Rav Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss, Gaavad of Yerushalayim. (Photo credit: Shmuel Dror)

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

Israeli president-elect Reuven Rivlin davening at the Kotel after the elections.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Faigy Greenberger celebrates her 101st birthday along with her son Mendy at Ateret Avot Senior Residence.

Rebbee Hill telling a story to students of Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion of Piscataway, NJ, at Agudath Israel of Edison/Highland Park, NJ. (Photo credit: Elie Feuerwerker)

The Nediv Lev Awardees Dr. Aryeh and Shelly Zinkin (and family) at the 5th Annual Breakfast of Rutgers Jewish Xperience, at Ohr Torah, in Edison, NJ. (Photo credit: Elie Feuerwerker)

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 group of rabbis convened May 19-21 for a three-day seminar in New York City on mediation training, organized by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Future (CJF) and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) in conjunction with the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Attorneys Adam Berner and Sequoia Stalder provided the training.

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Community Currents Chumash Parties

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.

Yeshiva Ketana Torah Vodaath

Talmud Torah Ohr Moshe in Boro Park

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

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

In the Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin class of the Niklesburg Rebbe.

Moshulu Cheder

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. Talmud Torah Tzemech Tzadik Visnitz in Boro Park

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

Jumping In Jessica Vaughn had second thoughts about swimming in the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. She couldn’t see what she was getting into. The

Jewish Heritage Day At Marlins Park The Miami Marlins’ 11th annual Jewish Heritage Day took place June 1 at Marlins Park. The exciting afternoon included a ceremony with American and Israeli flags, the singing of both countries’ national anthems, kosher food in the stadium and special Marlins kipot. Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of the Boca Raton Synagogue threw out the first ball. Matt Levin, representing the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, held the American flag and Shelley Benveniste, representing The Jewish Press, held the Israeli flag. Children from Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach performed. Dr. Roni Raab, director of the Jewish Heritage Day Foundation, was pleased with the event and the opportunity for the Jewish community to come together in order to help support the cause of Jewish education.

water was clouded and dark. However, the lure of spending the recent Sunday tubing in the irresistible Florida sun and surf was enticing. Despite her reservations, Vaughn jumped in. Very shortly after the leap, she was bitten by a shark. The shark left deep teeth-marks on her leg. The bite caused damage to skin, blood vessels and leg muscles. Recovery, barring infection, will take several months. It certainly could have been worse, though. We all have a little voice inside our heads that sends a warning. It is activated when we pass our comfort zone. Sometimes we listen. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we need to push ourselves out of complacency and sometimes we need to heed the call

for restraint. There are times to challenge oneself, to be brave, to have an adventure. There is a first time for riding a roller coaster or for skiing down a slope. There are times a buzz should be encouraged. A life lived without any challenges is a boring existence indeed. Imprudent actions can result in injury and worse. The gift of health and life are precious. Pikuach nefesh, the preservation of human life, overrides all other considerations. At the edge of the yam suf, the Hebrews hesitated. They cried. They prayed. Hashem said, jump in! There are times to plunge in. This was not one of them.

Shul Of Bal Harbour End-of-Year Celebration For Pre-Montessori Children The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Avenue in Surfside, held a delightful end-of-year event for its pre-Montessori class (ages 2-3). The program was held June 11 in the social hall of the building. The boys and girls emulated their morning ritual of “circle time” and charmed the crowd with berachot, singing and dancing. Parents, grandparents, friends and family joined in the happy festivities. Many thanks for a wonderful year to Morahs Yittie, Tali, Michelle and Chani. Children in pre-Montessori class performing at yearend celebration.

RASG Hebrew Academy Graduates Oldest And Youngest Students

Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy (RASGHA) has been celebrating the end of the school year with festive events and graduation ceremonies. The graduation of Hebrew Academy Fana Holtz High School class of 2014 highlighted the many accomplishments of each student. The ceremony was capped off with an eloquent speech delivered by class valedictorian, National Merit Scholar and student body president Ethan Danial. After the ceremony, students enjoyed a reception in the school’s new gymnasium. The Hebrew Academy’s L-R along rope: Devorah Benveniste, Cole Benveniste-Plitt, Jacob Benveniste and Jack Ben- pre-kindergarten veniste-Plitt at Miami Marlins’ Jewish Heritage graduation was equally memoDay. rable, with each student receiving a berachah delivered by his or her own father as the children set forth on their journey toward kindergarten in the Hebrew Academy Miriam Stern Rosenblatt Elementary School. Hebrew Academy’s youngest 2014 RASG He- school seniors (below).

brew Academy, located at 2400 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach, is an Orthodox Jewish college and yeshiva preparatory school serving students through grade 12. The school inspires students to reach their greatest potential academically and spiritually by focusing on Torah values in a changing world.

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First, there is no prohibition against speaking lashon hara about land. Land is inanimate. We are forbidden from derogatory speech about people, not rocks. Of even greater significance, once the meraglim made their mistake and concluded that Hashem wasn’t powerful enough to bring the people into the land, what they then spoke wasn’t lashon hara at all. In their calculation, they were saving the Jewish people from utter destruction, in which case it wasn’t forbidden speech – it was a mitzvah.

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The Power Of The Spoken Word

Why Does the Torah Forbid Lashon Hara? The answer to this question stems from understanding why the Torah forbids lashon hara. The Rambam defines lashon hara as words that hurt, words that damage. Whether they cause a person embarrassment, loss of income, or sully his reputation, the very definition of lashon hara is words that cause harm. That is the reason the Torah forbids us to speak it – not because the Torah is so strict, but because words can have such a harmful effect. To appreciate the damage words can cause, imagine that I discover a cloak of invisibility. When I put this cape on, I can walk around freely without anyone seeing me. Imagine for a moment that after I find this cloak, I decide to have some fun. As I walk

“Send forth men…and let them spy out the land of Canaan that I give to the Children of Israel” – Bamidbar 13:2 The parshah of Shelach opens up with the story of the meraglim. Rashi notes that the previous parshah ended with the story of Miriam getting tzaras and being sent out of the camp because she spoke lashon hara about Moshe. Since this parshah begins with the meraglim, it implies that these two events are connected. But Rashi is bothered that they did not happen in chronological proximity. The events of the Korach rebellion were sandwiched in between. Rashi explains that the Torah took these two events and juxtaposed them to teach us a lesson: Had the meraglim not been so wicked, they would have learned from what happened to Miriam, and that would have prevented them from saying their negative report about the land. However, says Rashi, “These wicked people saw what happened and didn’t learn from it.” The problem with this Rashi is that the meraglim’s sin had nothing to do with lashon hara; it emanated from a lack of trust in Hashem. When they entered the land, they saw giants occupying fortified cities. They witnessed people dying left, right, and center. In their minds, if the Jewish nation attempted to conquer this land, they would be slaughtered wholesale. Clearly, they were lacking in bitachon. Their faith in Hashem was deficient. But they weren’t guilty of speaking lashon hara.

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around the beis medrash, I take a sefer from one fellow and turn it upside down. Then I walk over to another fellow and close his Gemara. I am having a jolly time! After a while, I get a bit bolder. As someone is walking by, I leave my foot in the aisle. He falls to the floor with a crash. “This is fun,” I think to myself. And now I really start to get into it. As a fellow walks by, I give him a punch in the

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stomach. The next guy, I smash in the back. Before you know it, guys are really getting hurt. The joke is no longer funny. The Chofetz Chaim points out that the Torah reserves a curse for one who “hits his neighbor while hiding.” Chazal explain that this refers to someone who speaks lashon hara about his friend. Why am I so cavalier about what I say about him? Because he isn’t here. If he were standing right nearby, I would never say what I said. I say it only because he isn’t around. And in that sense, I am hitting him while hiding. One of the reasons we have difficulty controlling our speech is that we don’t see it as truly damaging. “What is the big deal if I tell an interesting story or two?” we say. While I would never dream of physically harming you, when it comes to ruining your reputation, damaging your business, or causing you harm in the way people perceive you, then I am much less concerned. The Torah is teaching us that lashon hara is forbidden because of the power of the words and the damage they can cause. That is why they are forbidden. The Power of Speech The answer to the question on the meraglim seems to be that they should have seen what happened to Miriam and learned one lesson from it – the power of speech. Why did Hashem act so harshly with her? It must be that what she did was far more egregious

than we realized. It must be that her words – while merely speech – are a powerful force. Had the meraglim learned this lesson, they would have been far more careful in their speech. They would have thought many times about the consequences of their words, and that would have made them stop and think to themselves, “Before we bring back this report, are we sure? Are we a hundred percent certain the Jewish people will die trying to conquer this land? Didn’t Hashem bring us out of Mitzrayim? Didn’t Hashem split the sea for us?” Understanding the power of speech would have caused them to think about the consequences, and the results might well have been very different. This concept has great relevance in our lives. Most of the damage we do through speech isn’t malicious or with bad intent. We speak without thinking about the consequences, without contemplating the results. The Torah is teaching us the power of those words and how careful we have to be with what we say, not because the Torah is machmir when it comes to sins of speech, but because of the power speech has to help or to harm. The Shmuz Marriage Seminar, a 12- part comprehensive guide to a successful marriage, is available free of charge at www.TheShmuz.com. It is also on the Shmuz App, available at the App Store or on Google Play, or you can listen on Kol Halashon by calling 718-906-6400 and selecting options 1, 4, 3.


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Dean Of Touro College Graduate School Of Social Work Receives Award Dr. Steven Huberman, founding and current dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), was presented with the prestigious Social Work Image Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the New York City chapter’s annual meeting in Manhattan recently. With 132,000 members, the NASW is the world’s largest membership organization of professional social workers. The image award recognizes NASW members who have made unique contributions in advancing the profession and ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Huberman was honored for his visible, active leadership, commitment to community-building and dedication to the social work profession. In paying tribute to Huberman, NASW President Martha Adams cited the way Huberman has turned Touro’s social work motto, “A Community of Excellence with Warmth,” into an everyday reality, noting that “he stops in the halls and addresses students by their first names and takes time to teach and serve as a field work liaison.”

Since Huberman launched the graduate school These efforts led to an appropriation of $1,250,000 eight years ago, the diverse school has grown from from the New York State legislature. an MSW class of 60 students In accepting the award, to 300 students today. His Huberman expressed the imefforts have also led Touro portance of his family in his to cover each of its students’ life – his wife of 40 years, NASW membership dues, Frieda; their grown children and he has been a tireless and grandson; and his Touro advocate in seeking to secure family, President and CEO higher pay for social workers. Dr. Alan Kadish; the late Currently, Huberman founding President Dr. Berserves as president of the nard Lander; and Touro stuNew York Association of dents and faculty. Deans of Schools of Social Reflecting on his “dirtWork. In addition, he recently poor” childhood in PhiladelDean Huberman (left) with Dr. Robert co-chaired “Lobby Day” in Al- Schachter, executive director of the National phia, he dedicated his award bany, which brought students Association of Social Workers-New York City. to “Mrs. Shusterman,” a guidand faculty to the state capiance counselor who made a tal to advocate for loan forgiveness for social work- pivotal difference in his life after his father abaners and for passage of the “Dream Act,” which would doned his family. He recalled times when he had no have allowed undocumented students access to state money for a school lunch. financial aid and scholarships for higher education. “Mrs. Shusterman wouldn’t give up on us,” he said.

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A Humbling Lesson (Part I) There is only one virtue explicitly ascribed to Moshe: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Moshe was a very humble man, more so than any other man on earthâ&#x20AC;? (Numbers 12:3). That this is the only virtue the Torah attributes to its greatest hero indicates the importance Judaism places upon humility. How was Moshe, who would seemingly be the most likely candidate to revel in popularity, so humble? Most men who see their names in volumes and journals far less signiďŹ cant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inďŹ nitely less signiďŹ cant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; than the Bible seem to have no check on their ego. And yet Moshe, the most famous man, was also the most humble. This is because if a person measures himself against the inďŹ nite and eternal Creator, he understands his own relative insigniďŹ cance. Thus, precisely because Moshe achieved such a tangible closeness to God was he more humble than any man to have walked the earth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatness as a person depends,â&#x20AC;? explains Rabbi Avraham Chaim Feuer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the degree to which one can truly perceive his Creatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence and make this ultimate yardstick a reality for himself.â&#x20AC;? Consequently arrogant people are that way precisely because they judge themselves not in relationship to God, but in contrast to those who are less accomplished. A scientiďŹ c interpretation might also be offered to explain Mosheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s humility. Plants are endowed with a mechanism, known as phototropism, that causes them to bend toward light. Therefore, because Moshe was so connected to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source,â&#x20AC;? the inďŹ&#x201A;uence was overwhelming. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence worked as axiomatically on Mosheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-image as light does to an organism. Because Moshe was so close to the Almighty and so

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cognizant of His greatness, that his own self-image, in contrast, was inďŹ nitesimally miniscule. Others, not blessed with Mosheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awareness, feel a far greater distance from the Source, yet feel neither overwhelmed nor any other impingement upon their self-image. It would follow that humility means not judging ourselves in comparison with others, but in accord with our own personal capabilities and the tasks we believe God has allocated for us. This was well articulated by Rabbi Yisroel Salanter: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that I have the mental capacity of a thousand men, but because of that, my obligation is also that of a thousand men.â&#x20AC;? Such a perspective, as Rabbi Joseph Telushkin elaborates, teaches that the very capabilities that can make a person most proud are also those that should be the most humbling. If we are endowed with signiďŹ cant wisdom, then we also have a greater responsibility to bring others to wisdom. If we have wealth, then we have a greater responsibility to help those in need. If we occupy a position of power, we have a greater obligation to help the oppressed. Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance. Thus says the Orchos Tzaddikim, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the good things I do are but a drop in the ocean in comparison to what I ought to do.â&#x20AC;? There was a cinematic portrayal of this lesson in Steven Spielbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy Award-winning ďŹ lm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schindlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List.â&#x20AC;? The movie relates how Nazi Party member Oskar Schindler saved close to 1,200 Jews from extermination. When the members of Schindlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List were liberated, the former prisoners schemed as to what gesture they could afford to express to their benefactor in terms of their gratitude. As impoverished former slaves, they were bereft of any ďŹ nancial means. With incredible creativity, they fashioned a ring from the extractions of gold teeth and engraved upon it the Talmudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teaching, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He who saves one life, it is as if he saved an entire world.â&#x20AC;? The ďŹ lm depicts that when the ring was presented to Schindler, he began to weep uncontrollably. But he was not crying that the ordeal was ďŹ nally over, or shedding tears like an Olympic champion who has completed a crowning achievement. These were painful sobs of frustration. He dissolved in a ďŹ t of mor-

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about Israel’s case to the wider public’s attention.

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But what does it mean for Zionism to be relevant in daily life outside of Israel?

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To me, when you say centrality of Israel, I think it’s sort of a feeling that you wake up in the morning and the very first thing you look for when you go online or open the newspaper is what happened in Israel overnight. It’s so much on your consciousness that you feel part and parcel of the lifeblood of Israel. That feeling, that sense of identity, is absolutely key to what being a Zionist is. It’s not something that you check off a list, it’s something that you feel in your gut. What in the way of practicalities is Zionist Spring doing to make Zionism vibrant again? I’ll give you two examples. The first, like I said, is to double the number of American Jews who stand up and say they’re Zionists. In the last World Zionist Congress elections four or five years ago, only 80,000 people participated out of almost six million Jews. That’s a drop in the bucket. So the first goal is to raise people’s awareness and get people excited. The second thing is the World Zionist Congress elections are supposed to be held throughout the world in early 2015. When that happens we want to have an impact on them. All the decisions on budgets, priorities, the future of the Zionist movement happens at the World Zionist Congress. We want to have a big voice there. We’re ready to shake things up. But this is crucial: We’re not looking to create a new organization. We view ourselves as a big tent that is

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trying to do things to revitalize Zionism, and we want to act through existing organizations. We already have four partners and we’re talking with a number of other organizations. You are helping launch Zionist Spring on a strictly volunteer basis out of love for Israel, but if we can turn to your professional life for a moment: What exactly do you do for American presidential candidates like Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich who come to Israel? Oh, it’s fascinating stuff. They’re coming as part of their campaign usually to identify with supporting Israel, so they do a lot of media work. They do touring, they do events, they meet with the prime minister, they meet with government officials, and all that kind of stuff. We’re the company that deals with all of the above. Out of all the recent American politicians on whose behalf you’ve worked, who impressed you the most? Nobody should ever say this in PR, but I will say it because I really mean it: My personal favorite is Mike Huckabee. I love Mike Huckabee. When I was a student activist, I took off a year of college to work in 1972 in the presidential campaign of Senator Scoop Jackson, who was just a wonderful non-Jew who loved Israel and loved the Jewish people. And Mike Huckabee has shown me the same characteristics as Scoop Jackson, so I really, really like him. You weren’t impressed by any of the other candidates? Listen, they were all impressive. You don’t get to be a presidential aspirant without being smart, savvy, quick on your feet, good with the press, etc. They were all excellent candidates but I just happen to really relate to Mike Huckabee because he’s such a sincere guy. His knowledge about Israel is amazing. And he’s just got it in his heart.

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Continued from p.20 that unfortunate result of being denied from Medicaid in the future. Here are some basics of Medicaid Trusts. A Medicaid trust is a way to transfer money to someone you trust with restrictions so that they cannot just keep the money. If you no longer qualify for longterm care insurance, a Medicaid trust is a great way to secure your future eligibility for Medicaid. The key word here is “future” because a Medicaid trust will not qualify you for Medicaid immediately. There will be a penalty period, which can be up to five years (but is often less). If you have an immediate need for Medicaid, there are a number of other techniques that can be used, such as a “gift and loan” or a “spousal refusal.” As a part of creating a New York Medicaid trust, you will have to transfer your assets to the trust (i.e. transfer your money to a bank account in the name of the trust and re-title your brokerage accounts and real estate to the trust). For example, David creates a Medicaid trust called the “David Medicaid Trust.” For the trust to work, David has to transfer most of his money and stock to an account belonging to the “David Medicaid Trust” and deed his house to the “David Medicaid Trust.” This is the only way Medicaid will accept the premise that David no longer has the money. Once assets are put into a Medicaid trust, it is impossible to take them out. It goes without saying that once you take the assets back from the trust, you lose Medicaid eligibility. It is this inability to revoke or amend the trust that makes the trust untouchable by Medicaid. Now that you no longer own the property, you prevent Medicaid from asserting that you don’t meet the Medicaid resource limit. The trustee of your choosing will manage the trust. This is usually the person who is very close to you, such as a son or daughter, although some trusts are managed by an attorney or a bank. Some people opt to have more than one trustee, for example, two children and an attorney or a banker. You can receive

income from the trust, as long as the income is below the Medicaid eligibility limit. Medicaid will count the income but ignore the principal of the trust. Any income over the Medicaid limit will have to be put back into the trust. Once again, planning in advance is key. A proper Medicaid trust that is more than five years old will qualify you for all types of Medicaid, but a “younger” trust may incur a period of ineligibility (the waiting period). When the Medicaid trust is more than five years old, you will qualify for Medicaid without a waiting period. Otherwise, a period of ineligibility is calculated by taking the dollar value of the transfer divided by average monthly cost for nursing care, which equals the number of months you will be ineligible for Medicaid. For example, Dad gives Son a gift of $100,000. Medicaid will consider the $100,000 figure and divide it by the average monthly cost of nursing care, let’s say $10,000 which equals 10. Therefore, Dad will be ineligible for Medicaid for 10 months. Additionally, you may be able to have a Medicaid trust without the imposition of a penalty period if the transfer is made to: (i) a qualifying relative; (ii) your child who is either under 21 years of age, blind or permanently disabled; (iii) your sibling, if he or she has an equity interest in the house and was living there for at least one year before you went into a nursing home; or (iv) your adult child, if that child has lived in the home at least two years before you went into a nursing home and that child was taking care of you. Speaking with an experienced trusts and estates attorney will be useful to you because the attorney will advise you on the options available to you which will allow you to use Medicaid to cover the cost of medical care without depleting your assets. In addition, planning in advance is a good option because the penalty period will likely expire before you may need to be admitted to a nursing home. Forming a New York Medicaid trust allows you to protect your family’s assets from being used to pay for your medical and nursing home care by justifying the need to receive Medicaid in the future to cover those WHITECRAFT BY WOODARD

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Daddy, you lived a long life but not an easy one. You came to Eretz Yisroel from Poland when you were two years old. At the age of six you went to the port of Yafo to see your father sail off to the United States not knowing that you would not see him again for 13 years. You grew up as an orphan in the Diskin orphanage after your mother passed away when you were 10. There, you received your Torah education and vocational training, and you developed your great character traits. You took care of your two sisters who were in the Weingarten orphanage until you left to join your father in America, where you went to learn in the Skokie Yeshivah of Chicago. Eretz Yisroel and the Yidden living there were in your thoughts daily. Your spiritual connection to Eretz Yisroel was an eternal bond and there you requested to be interred untill Bias HaGoel. May it be soon in our time. Daddy, you were a person of truth, righteousness, peace, and Yiras Shomayim. The words you spoke were few but wise. Your manner of speech was respected and admired by all. To utter falsehoods, speak loshon hara, cause conflicts, create arguments, or speak in shul was not part of your lexicon. The inherent quality of your ingrained Yiras Shomayim could be seen during your early childhood years. While taking a haircut, the barber was distracted and inadvertently cut off one of your peiyos. When he realized his mistake and requested permission to even out the haircut by removing the other peah you refused. Instead, you wore a large bandage in place of the cut off peah during the couple of months it took the peah to grow back. Daddy you kept Shabbos with mesirut nefesh. Sixty years ago in America, when one was forced to work on Shabbos to keep a job, you would start working on Monday. When you informed your boss on Friday that you

needed to leave early for Shabbos and that you could not work Saturday, he fired you. The next week or two you spent searching until you found another job. Again, you started work on Monday and again you were fired on Friday. This scenario replayed itself many times until you found a job that enabled you to work extra hours every day instead of working on Shabbos. When you had to live for a few years in a small town on Long Island, you walked with me every Shabbos for 45 minutes to shul – rain or shine, sleet or snow. We continued walking until you had the means to rent a Shabbos apartment near the shul. When you moved to West Palm Beach about 30 years ago and saw there was no eruv and that many were transgressing, you learned Hilchos Eruvin. With the guidance of rabbonim specializing in eruvin and with the help of others in the community, you set up an eruv in Century Village. Torah education was top priority for you. Not only for your own children, but for all Jewish children. While you were still single, you went with a friend to Boston public schools, found out which children were Jewish, and played ball with them after school to gain their trust. Little by little you started teaching them Yiddishkeit until you were able to establish Talmudei Torah for them. Every morning you rose early and said the daily chapters of Tehillim. If you could not finish in time, you continued in the afternoon. You always tried to be of the first 10 in shul and among the last to leave. You stayed for the shiurei Torah, whether they were in Mishnah, Halacha, or daf hayomi. The mesirut nefesh you had for tefillah bitzibbur was outstanding. In your last years, when you could no longer walk, you arranged for someone to wheel you to shul. Even on days when you were not feeling so well, you were already dressed and ready to go by the door. It was only on very few days – when Mommy was able to determine the true state of your health – that she would not let you be taken to shul. Daddy, your whole life you ran away from kavod, as one would run from fire. Daddy, you were respected, admired, and loved by all who knew you. Your great middos inspired everyone who had contact with you. You merited seeing three generations of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren growing in Torah in Eretz Yisroel and the United States. Daddy, your absence has created a void in Klal Yisroel, in your family, and in the kehilla Aitz Chaim of Century Village, West Palm Beach. Daddy, in the name of all who wronged you or did not give you the proper respect, including myself, I ask you for mechillah and slichah. I am sure that you will be a melitz yosher for us all before the Kisseh HaKavod.


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Letters To The Editor Pope Francis in honoring Holocaust survivors and his appearances at the tomb of Herzl, the Western Wall and Yad Vashem were too little, too late to compensate for his previous actions in Jordan and the Palestinian territories (news story, editorial, May 30). The pope made five mistakes during his Mideast trip. First, instead of honoring the link between Judaism and Christianity by visiting Israel initially, he chose to journey instead to a majority-Muslim nation, Jordan. Second, he declared on arriving in Ramallah that he recognized a Palestinian state, which is far from a settled issue. Third, he chose to pose with Abbas before a poster accusing Israel of occupation, brutality and ethnic cleansing. Fourth, he was shown praying at a section of the security wall covered with anti-Israel graffiti that compared Bethlehem to the Warsaw Ghetto (contrary to the posted message, the security wall does allow access to Bethlehem). Finally, instead of offering to host a prayer summit between the acknowledged leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Pope Francis chose Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres. Mr. Peres holds the figurehead position of Israel’s president but Benjamin Netanyahu is the nation’s elected leader. Perhaps these gestures were designed to protect the dwindling Christian populations in Arab lands. But whatever the motive, they served to

disqualify the pope as a neutral and evenhanded arbitrator. Nelson Marans Silver Spring, MD

Inexcusable Outrage

In her May 9 South Florida section, Shelley Benveniste wrote about a Jewish friend of hers whom she accompanied as he went apartment hunting. Ms. Benveniste’s friend made a deposit on an apartment in the area, only to be called a few days later by the landlord who told him he needed to speak to him about an important issue. The landlord told Ms. Benveniste’s friend, in her presence, that he had always had problems with Jewish tenants and that “Jews” had cost him a lot of money. Ms. Benveniste’s friend asked for his deposit back and left. From the article we don’t know whether Ms. Benveniste’s friend filed a complaint with the Fair Housing Office. A landlord who chooses to discriminate usually says things like “I’m sorry, we currently have no vacancies.” Telling a prospective tenant that “Jews” have caused him problems is an inexcusable outrage. This incident needs to be reported to and researched by government representatives. Ms. Benveniste ends her column with the words “Never Again.” In order for incidents like this one to never happen again, decisive action must be taken. Pesach-Yonah Malevitz Miami Beach, FL

Educational Encounter I was on my way to visit the new Good Samaritan Museum, located halfway between Jerusalem and Jericho, to see the assortment of ancient mosaic floors uncovered in recent years when my transmission went out. Luckily, it was not very hot as we waited for a tow truck to arrive. We sat on a bench under a well-positioned tree and began to take in our surroundings. I was able to bring the car just off the road that leads to the industrial area aside the Jewish West Bank city of Ma’ale Adumim. Hundreds of Palestinian workers were making their way home to the territories under Palestinian Authority rule. One young woman, fully wrapped in Islamic garb, sheepishly sidled up to us and with her body language seemed to ask our permission to sit with us. We made room for her on the bench and she proceeded to question us in Arabic. My Arabic is not adequate for a flowing conversation, so I answered her in Hebrew, of which she did not understand a word. I thought that was strange because Arabs in Israel and the PA-controlled areas usually know at least some Hebrew. She told us she was born in Jordan and had come here just four years ago for the good life, as have many others. When she learned I was from the U.S. she got all excited and gushed, “I want to be in America.” Limping along with my limited Arabic and Semitic hand gestures, I asked her why. She made a face whose meaning was clear in any

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language and said, “It is no good here, not good in any Arab country.” She then asked me with wide-eyed wonder why I left America. I explained that Israel is the home of all Jews and Jerusalem is our holy, beloved city. What I heard next reaffirms what I have known for a very long time. This young, friendly woman suddenly turned into a mouthpiece for those who brainwashed her and her generation. She said, “No, Jerusalem is Muslim, not Jewish, and this land is Muslim.” I asked, “What about Haifa and Tel Aviv; are they Jewish?” She answered in no uncertain terms, “No, all of it is Muslim.” Then I asked, “If this is a Muslim area and you are a Muslim, why do you want to leave it for non-Muslim America?” She said there are Muslims in America and she would get by. So I asked her, “If you go to America, why would you care that Jews live in Israel?” She answered, “You may not live here if you are not Muslim. You should return to America.” Hmmm. I wonder if the Israeli “peace camp” bumped into this young lady or some of her friends. Shalom Pollack Jerusalem Editor’s Note: The writer, an occasional contributor to The Jewish Press’s weekly Magazine, is a popular tour guide in Israel (www.shalompollacktours.co.il).

Michael ben Bat-Galim, and Eyal ben Iris Teshurah. Indeed, calls for prayer have come from a broad Jewish spectrum. In this connection, we note that the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America has issued a call to all Jews to recite Tehillim on

behalf of the boys. Specifically, we are urged to recite chapters 13, 20, 22, 35, 43, 44, 69, 77, 83, 90, 102, 107, 121, 130 and 142, with the last three to be recited pasuk by pasuk. We pray the three boys will soon be rejoining their families and friends.

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Notice of Qual. of Elk Fund II GP LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/5/14. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 6/19/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580. DE off. addr.: NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 4778 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Qual. of Elk Homes Partners II LP, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/5/14. Office loc.: Westchester County. LP org. in DE 12/18/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580. DE off. addr.: NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 4779 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 THE BAIT SHOPPE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/23/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 72 Allen ST 3rd FL New York, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4780 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

BROADWAY RECORDS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/11/14. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Van Dean 310 W 52nd ST STE 24B New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4781 6/20.27.7/4,11,18,25/14

AKLOVAP MUSIC LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/3/14 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 272 18th ST 2nd FL Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4782 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1278851 forOn-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 328-330 Mamaroneck, NY 10543 for onpremise consumption. Izenzo Fusion Inc d/b/a Zenzo Sushi JP# 4785 6/20,27/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 2196408 forRestaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 211 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 for on-premise consumption. Tokyo Sushi of Oneonta Inc d/b/a Tokyo Japanese Cuisines JP# 4784 6/20,27/14 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1278904 forOn-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 31-18 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106 for onpremise consumption. Willie O’s Enterprise Inc d/b/a Willie O’s JP# 4783 6/20,27/14

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Notice of formation of 333 Crossways Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/2014. 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 Angela C. Bellizzi, Esq., 225 Crossways Park Dr., Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4839 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of JWRA Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 26 Korosko Farm Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4790 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 29 Cedar Ave LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3581 Noyack Rd., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4804 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Flatbush Offices LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/98. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1465A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4817 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Slipper Shell Studio 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: 644 Broadway, Apt. 7W, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4805 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 6061-6087 Sunset Gallo Partners, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/9/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4818 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTY EVERBANK; Plaintiff(s) vs. JACKLYN GOODWIN; PHILOMENA SAMUEL A//K/A PHILOMENA V. SAMUEL; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about May 6, 2013, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at room 261 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. On July 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM Premises known as 102-18 AVE J, BROOKLYN, NY 11236 Block: 8229 Lot: 46 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with building and improvements thereon erected, situated, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $404,722.18 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 16484/11 Aaron Tyk, Esq., REFEREE P# 4826 6/20,27,7/4,11/14

Notice of formation of Body Per4mance, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/2014. 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, 34 Second Ave., Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4840 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of formation of Locust Point, 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, 463 Pelham Rd., Bldg. 6, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 4841 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 65 Irving, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 253 5th Ave, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4843 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of East Willi Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1208 Ave M, Ste. 2301, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4844 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Handle Your Business - The Movie, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/11/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 612 E. 96th St, 2F, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4845 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of NOSTRAND1306 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/27/04. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5014 16th Ave, Ste. 257, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4846 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of JEH, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/27/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5032 192nd St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 5032 192nd St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4795 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of AMG Crossing Quickserve LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 555 Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4786 6/20.27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of AMG 125 Quickserve LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 555 Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4787 6/20.27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of AMG Tremont Quickserve LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 555 Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4788 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of VISAL REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Salvatore Mannino, P.O. Box 47, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4789 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

363 Third Ave., LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 6/22/99. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Washington Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559. General Purposes. JP# 4791 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Kostubh Home Sourcing Imports LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6574 Wetherole St., #4H, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4792 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 22 St Felix LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/15/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 144-42 Jewel Ave., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4793 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Point 99 Consulting LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 74-33 64 Ln., Glendale, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4794 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 710 Snediker St LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/11/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99-06 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4847 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Marcianophone, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/5/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1880 Greene Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4796 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Macqn LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/28/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75-60 178th St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11366. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4797 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Double Treasury LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/21/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 205 Beverly Rd., Douglaston, NY 11363. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4798 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Saunders Street Rego Park Queens New York LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/18/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40-15 48th St., Sunnyside, NY 11104. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4799 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 24 Pulaski Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/6/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 180 Town Point Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4800 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 31 Cedar Ave LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3581 Noyack Rd., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4806 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,15/14

Notice of Formation of Happy Otter LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4819 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of OTF Big Weck, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Johnson Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4807 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of LVG BNDO LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 132 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4820 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 108 Neck Path LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 Neck Path., East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4808 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of PLUMBING SUPPLY NOW LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/2014. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 8805 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Term: until 6/30/2034. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4821 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of PCS Ventures LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 210 Lewis St., Southampton, NY 11968. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4809 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Hampton Journeys Press, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 Terry Dr., Mastic, NY 11950. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4810 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 53 Davids Lane LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 585 Stewart Ave., Ste. 430, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4811 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Saint Mery, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1026 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4812 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of The Vesuvio Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/22/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 279 Vineland Ave., Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4814 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 20 Gramercy Avenue Associates, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/10/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to One Hunter Ave, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4815 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 5TRT LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd, Ste. 207, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4848 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 4 Jones Cove LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Sunset Ln., PO Box 5023, East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4801 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 5 Goodfriend LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/6/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 162 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4802 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 26 Gramercy Avenue Associates, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/10/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to One Hunter Ave, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4816 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of The Montauk Music Festival LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Split Rock Rd., Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4803 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 201 Canal Street, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 E. Loop Rd., Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4813 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of LUQUER GARDENS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/28/14. 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, 295 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4822 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice is hereby given that an upgrade in license, Ser. No. 1274403, for an OnPremises liquor license has been applied for by the undersigned to sell alcohol in an establishment under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 620 East 186th St., Bronx, NY 10458, Bronx County, for On-Premises consumption./S/ EL REY DE MIL CORONAS INC JP# 4823 6/20,27/14 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC. Plaintiff(s) Against Index No: 2007-31607 ALTHEA WINDSOR, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Kings County Clerk’s Office on 5/27/2014, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 7/17/2014 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 117 16TH STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11215, and described as follows:ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in The Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings and State of New York, designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 1046 and Lot 50.The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $749,416.46 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 2007-31607 Mark Longo, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road , Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 06/03/2014 File Number: 17325 GS JP# 4824 6/20,27,7/4,11/14 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, against Ingrid Wilkinson; et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 23, 2014 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 on July 24, 2014 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1062 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 1603 Lot 128 formerly part of 25 and 26. Approximate amount of judgment $180,698.24 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 30722/09. Aaron Tyk, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: June 9, 2014 1097804 JP# 4825 6/20,27,7/4,11/14

Zared Enterprises, LLC Authority filed SSNY 4/11/14. Office:NY Co. LLC formed CT 11/20/03, exists & located 233 Blatchley Ave. New Haven, CT 06513. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 271 Howard Ave. New Haven, CT 06519. Cert of Regis. Filed CT SOS, PO Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4827 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

North Port Design LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/19/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 233 Deove St. #3A Brooklyn, NY 11211 Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4828 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Mayday Bar and Cafe LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/25/14. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 354 Troutman St. #1 Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 4829 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Qualification of 2269 SMRR LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with the NY Dept. of State on 5/5/14. 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 50 Bank St., White Plains, NY 10606, the principal business location. DE addr. of LLC National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr. Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4830 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of RDC Baldwin 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: PO Box 2277, Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4831 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of RDC Selden 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: PO Box 2277, Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4832 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of RDC Stony Brook 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: PO Box 2277, Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4833 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of The Furniture Fairy, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/29/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Janet St., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4834 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Pheasantview Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/27/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 N. Central Ave., Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4835 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of June and 116, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/7/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Linda Ln., New Fairfield, CT 06812. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4836 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Meta Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/3/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 570 Yonkers Ave., 2nd Fl., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4837 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 SkyzTheLiMitFitness, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/9/2014. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 27 N. Middletown Rd., Nanuet, NY 10954, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 4838 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14


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Notice of formation of 333 Crossways Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/5/2014. 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 Angela C. Bellizzi, Esq., 225 Crossways Park Dr., Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4839 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 4 Jones Cove LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Sunset Ln., PO Box 5023, East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4801 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

GLAMODYA SOLIS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/12/13 Office in Kings Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Glamodya Solis 596 Wilson Ave Brooklyn, NY 11207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 4859 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

ECHINUS ADVISORS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/25/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 88 Pine ST 23rd FL New York, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 113 Barksdale Pro. Ctr. Newark, DE 19711. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4872 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

New York State Surrogate’s Court New York State Bar Association Official OCA Forms Form JA-6 Accounting Citation File No.2012-931 CITATION SURROGATE’S COURT, KINGS COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Estate Tax Audit-TTB Attorney General New York State New York City Human Resources Administration LRLU Marvin Bernstein Robert Burney Erma Greenman Harriet Bernstein The spouse, if any, and any and all unknown distributees and creditors of JOEL BERNSTEIN, deceased, whose whereabouts are unknown and if any of the aforesaid persons be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if the persons died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of, JOEL BERNSTEIN the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after due diligence be ascertained,A petition having been duly filed by Public Administrator Kings County, who is domiciled at 360 Adams Street, Room 144, Brooklyn, New York 11201, United States. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, Brooklyn, New York, on August 7, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why the account of Public Administrator Kings County, a summary of which has been served herewith, as Administrator of the Estate of JOEL BERNSTEIN should not be judicially settled.[X] Further relief sought (if ny): Why the following relief should not be granted:WHEREFORE the petitioner prays that the account of proceedings be judicially settled, and that process be issued to all necessary parties who have not appeared to show cause why the relief requested should not be granted; and that an order be granted directing the service of process pursuant to the provisions of SCPA Article 3 upon such persons named in Paragraph (6) whose names or whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained or who may be persons on whom service by personal delivery cannot be made and for the following relief:(a)The Public Administrator of Kings County be paid his commissions in the amount of $38,833.86 as set forth in Schedule I of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine;(b)The Public Administrator of Kings County be paid his administrative expenses in the amount of $11,933.54, as set forth in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine;(c)The Court fix, determine and approve the legal fees of Lewis & Fiore Esqs counsel to Petitioner, in the amount of $67,248.62, as shown in Schedule J of the Account, or such other amount as the Court may fix and determine;(d) The claim of the New York State Department of Taxation, if any, be fixed and determined or if not so fixed and determined, deemed rejected; (e)The claim of the New York City Human Resources Administration, if any, be fixed and determined, or if not so fixed and determined, deemed rejected (f)The Petitioner be permitted to distribute the net estate to the decedent’s distributee(s), as now known or hereafter determined, as their interests may appear, and to deposit any amount not so distributed with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York to be held for the benefit of decedent’s unknown distributees or for the benefit of any distributees of the decedent who are under disability for whom no guardian of the property has been appointed;(g)Process be issued to all necessary parties who have not appeared to show cause why the relief requested should not be granted; and that an order be granted directing the service of process pursuant to the provisions of SCPA Article 3 upon such persons named in Paragraph (6) whose names or whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained or who may be persons on whom service by personal delivery cannot be made.(h)The Petitioner, upon fully complying with the Decree to be made in this proceeding, be released and discharged of and from any and all liability, responsibility and accountability with respect to the Petitioner’s acts and proceedings as Administrator as set forth and embraced in said account and the Court grant such other and further relief as it deems just and proper.(i)Petitioner be permitted to reserve subject to court approval such amount as counsel recommends for the preparation of Federal and/or State fiduciary tax returns and for the payment of any tax that may be due.Dated, Attested, and Sealed,HON.HON. DIANA A. JOHNSON June 3, 2014 Diana A. Johnson, Surrogate Doreen A. Quinn Seal Chief Clerk Charles G. Fiore Attorney Name Lewis & Fiore (212) 285-2290 Firm Telephone 225 Broadway Suite 3300, New York, New York 10007 Address NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you, and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney.SUMMARY PRINCIPAL ACCOUNT CHARGES: Schedule A. Principal Received801,247.73 Schedule A1.Realized Increases in Principal 388,300.04 Schedule A-2. Income Collected 3,806.53 Total Charges 1,193,354.30 1,193,354.30 CREDITS:Schedule B.Realized Decreases in Principal 0.00 Schedule C. Funeral and Administration Expenses 70,657.68 Schedule D. Creditor’s Claims Actually Paid 0.00 Schedule E. Distributions of Principal 0.00 Total Credits $70,657.68 70,657.68 Balance on hand shown by Schedule G $1,122,696.62 JP# 4842 6/20,27,7/4,11,18.25/14

Notice of Formation of JMC BA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/11/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2158 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11214, Attn.: David Shemano. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4886 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of formation of Body Per4mance, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/2014. 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, 34 Second Ave., Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 4840 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of formation of Locust Point, 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, 463 Pelham Rd., Bldg. 6, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: Any lawful act. JP# 4841 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 65 Irving, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 253 5th Ave, 6th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4843 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of East Willi Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/9/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1208 Ave M, Ste. 2301, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4844 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Handle Your Business - The Movie, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/11/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 612 E. 96th St, 2F, Brooklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4845 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 710 Snediker St LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/11/14. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 99-06 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4847 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of NOSTRAND1306 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/27/04. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5014 16th Ave, Ste. 257, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4846 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of 5TRT LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/12/14. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd, Ste. 207, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4848 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Qualification of John Barrett Holdings, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/2/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/25/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Davis & Gilbert LLP, 1740 Broadway, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, 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# 4856 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of RKN Anesthesia PLLC. 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 PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 811 Wilson St, Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4849 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Qualification of Rogers Marks URF LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC for med in Delaware (DE) on 6/2/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, 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# 4850 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Every Day Imports, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/6/14. 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 Adam B. Bayroff, Esq., 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Ste. 226, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4857 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on Wed 7/2/14 at 2 PM at 66 John Street 11th FL on a petition for E.D.O. Food IV, LLC to establish, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 71 7th Ave South in the borough of Manhattan for a term of 2 years. Request for copies of the revocable consent agreement may be addressed to: DCA, Attn: FOIL Officer, 42 Broadway, NY, NY 10004. JP# 4858 6/20,27/14

Notice of Qualification of Grand Hill URF LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/2/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, 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# 4851 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Stephanie Ho, M.D., PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The PLLC, 181 E. 73rd St., #16E, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. JP# 4852 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Qualification of Petra Credit Fund I, L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/1/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 W. 47th St., Ste. 1725, NY, NY 10036. DE address of LP: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4853 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Qualification of Petra Credit Partners, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/8/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/1/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 W. 47th St., Ste. 1725, NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity . JP# 4854 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Maturi Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4116 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: real estate. JP# 4855 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of L&M G2 Developer LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4866 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of 4 Jones Cove LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/30/14. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Sunset Ln., PO Box 5023, East Hampton, NY 11937. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4801 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on Wed 7/2/14 at 2 PM at 66 John Street 11th FL on a petition for E.D.O. Food IV, LLC to establish, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 71 7th Ave South in the borough of Manhattan for a term of 2 years. Request for copies of the revocable consent agreement may be addressed to: DCA, Attn: FOIL Officer, 42 Broadway, NY, NY 10004. JP# 4858 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

Notice of Formation of Bushwick Real Estate Investors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/14. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael Greco, 1439 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4860 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Bushwick Investors Group 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: Michael Greco, 1439 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4861 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Hungry Hollow Partners, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/21/14. 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 Charles R. Forman, 145 Hungry Hollow Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4862 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of R. Bieler Consulting LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/6/14. 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 362 Madison Ave., West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4863 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of For mation of Claremorris Consulting Offices LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/21/14. 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 52 Grant Ave., East Rockaway, NY 11518. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4864 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of E3 Developer LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4865 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of L&M Lexington Gardens LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/11/14. 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# 4867 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of L&M George Barbee Managers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/14. 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# 4868 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 Notice of Formation of Redcross Concierge LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/2/14. 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 Kenneth Redcross MD, 189 Storer Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 4869 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14 SOUNION CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/2/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC 330 Madison Ave Suite 934 New York, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 4870 6/20,27,7/4,11,18,25/14

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My Tom Friedman Problem (Continued from Front Page)

to their graves. What they saw was a ‘terrorist infestation’ being ‘mopped up’ and ‘terrorist nurses’ scurrying about and ‘terrorist teenagers’ trying to defend them…. Many Israelis had so dehumanized the Palestinians in their own minds and had so intimately equated the words ‘Palestinian,’ ‘PLO,’ and ‘terrorists’ on their radio and television for so long…that they simply lost track of the distinction between Palestinian fighters and Palestinian civilians. What evidence did Friedman have? Here’s his very next sentence: “The Kahan Commission, the Israeli government inquiry board that later investigated the events in Sabra and Shatila, uncovered repeated instances within the first hours of the massacre in which Israeli officers overheard Phalangists referring to the killing of Palestinian civilians.” It’s fascinating that Friedman would cite the Kahan Commission Report as evidence that Israeli troops ignored the cry of the innocents. Because the Kahan Commission investigated that very charge and concluded the exact opposite. Here’s what the Kahan Commission found: It was alleged that the atrocities being perpetrated in the camps were visible from the roof of the forward command post, that the fact that they were being committed was also discernible from the sounds emanating from the camps, and that the senior IDF commanders who were on the roof of the forward command post for two days certainly saw or heard what was going on in the camps. We have already determined above that events in the camps, in the area where the Phalangists entered, were not visible from the roof of the forward command post. It has also been made clear that no sounds from which it could be inferred that a massacre was being perpetrated in the camps reached that place. It is true that certain reports did reach officers at the forward command post – and we shall discuss these in another section of this report – but from the roof of the forward command post they neither saw the actions of the Phalangists nor heard any sounds indicating that a massacre was in progress. Here we must add that when the group of [Palestinian] doctors and nurses met IDF officers on Saturday morning, at a time when it was already clear to them that they were out of danger, they made no complaint that a massacre had been perpetrated in the camps. When we asked the witnesses from the group why they had not informed the IDF officers about the massacre, they replied that they had not known about it. The fact that the doctors and nurses who were in the Gaza Hospital – which is proximate to the site of the event and where persons wounded in combative action and frightened persons from the camps arrived – did not know about the massacre, but only about isolated instances of injury which they had seen for themselves, also shows that those who were nearby but not actually inside the camps did not form the impression, from what they saw and heard, that a massacre of hundreds of people was taking place. Now, I am prepared to concede that it is possible – though highly unlikely – that Friedman somehow got it right and the Kahan Commission somehow got it wrong. Maybe the 58 witnesses who testified before the Kahan Commission all lied. Maybe the four investigators, one of whom later rose to become president of the Israeli Supreme Court, all missed evidence of the unheeded cry. What I cannot concede is the honesty of a reporter who cites a study in support of a proposition without telling his readers that the study actually concluded the opposite. It would be like citing the Warren Commission Report in support of the assertion that there was a second gunman in the Kennedy assassination, without bothering to mention that the Warren Commission examined that very question and concluded there wasn’t any second gunman. There’s more. According to Friedman, “The Israelis knew just what they were doing when they let the Phalangists into those camps.”

The proof? “The Kahan Commission itself reported…Israeli officials ‘heard things from [Bashir Gemayel] that left no room for doubt that the intention of this Phalangist leader was to eliminate the Palestinian problem.” Here’s what the Kahan Commission really found: “Contentions and accusations were advanced that…the entry of the Phalangists into the camps had been carried out with the prior knowledge that a massacre would be perpetrated…. These accusations too are unfounded.” It speaks to Friedman’s single-minded determination to prove Israeli guilt that he would ignore the passages quoted above and use the Kahan Commission Report to support his wild accusations. Incidentally, the Kahan Commission asked Friedman to appear and give testimony. He refused to show up, claiming it was contrary to the editorial policy of his newspaper. The commission noted wryly that “[w]e did not receive a satisfactory answer as to why the paper’s publisher prevented its reporter from appearing before the commission and thus helping it uncover all the important facts.”

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ut why focus on the past? In recent years, from the ethereal heights of his New York Times column, Friedman has launched a steady stream of attacks against Israel and what he terms its “ugly occupation” of the West Bank. Here’s one example (Aug. 1, 2012): “It is in Israel’s overwhelming interest to test, test and have the U.S. keep testing creative ideas for a two-state solution…. Otherwise, Israel could be doomed to become a kind of apartheid South Africa.” Here’s another (May 25, 2011): “Israel will gradually absorb the whole West Bank, so together with Israel proper, a Jewish minority will be ruling over an Arab majority. Israel’s enemies will refer to it as ‘the Jewish apartheid state.’ ” In a piece that ran on December 14, 2011, Friedman laid out the stark choices confronting the Jewish state: “If the 2.5 million West Bank Palestinians are not a real people entitled to their own state, that must mean Israel is entitled to permanently occupy the West Bank and that must mean that Israel’s choices are: 1) to permanently deprive the West Bank Palestinians of Israeli citizenship and put Israel on the road to apartheid; 2) to evict the West Bank Palestinians through ethnic cleansing and put Israel on the road to the International Criminal Court in the Hague; or 3) to treat the Palestinians in the West Bank as citizens, just like Israeli Arabs, and lay the foundation for Israel to become a bi-national state.” These arguments would have merit were it not for one critical fact that Friedman invariably ignores: apart from a few gadfly politicians who can be counted on the fingers of one hand, there is virtually no one in Israel’s body politic who advocates holding on to the entire West Bank. The leadership of the Knesset’s twelve political parties can’t even agree on the wording of a national anthem. But on this point they all concur. In September 1995, Israel and the Palestinians signed a treaty known as Oslo II. It divided the West Bank into three zones: an “A” zone controlled by the Palestinians; a “B” zone controlled by both sides; and a “C” zone controlled by Israel. The most right-wing position in Israel today is that of the Jewish Home Party, which argues for permanent Israeli control of the “C” zone. There are only about 50,000-75,000 Palestinians living in the “C” zone. The Jewish Home argues for giving them citizenship. This outcome would not leave much for the Palestinians. The “C” zone covers about 62 percent of the West Bank. And the remaining 38 percent would be a checkerboard of Palestinian cantons. Many Israeli military officers oppose the plan because it would leave the country with hundreds of miles of zigzagging borders to defend and force the Treasury to invest billions on bypass roads. That is why the overwhelming majority of the Israeli public disagrees with the Jewish Home Party on this issue. The more mainstream right-wing position argues for a two-state solution with Israel holding on to the 7 percent of the West Bank that contains the settlement blocs, as well as another 15-20 percent in the Jordan Valley. This would leave few if any Palestinians under Israeli control, and all of them would be offered citizenship. Incidentally, Yitzhak Rabin’s aides have all asserted that this was the most he would have offered had he not been assassinated. And why is this so unreasonable? Friedman doesn’t say. When you consider that Jews lived in the West Bank for thousands of years, the idea of territorial com-

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promise certainly doesn’t seem unreasonable. If the conflict involved any party other than Israel, it is fair to say that compromise would be taken as a given. Here again, I would have no problem with a reporter or pundit who comes down in favor of Israel receiving none of the land, even those portions that belonged to Jews prior to 1948. I wouldn’t agree with him, of course. But at least it’s an honest position. What I can’t concede is the honesty of someone who argues against “apartheid,” knowing full well that no one on the other side argues in its favor. This represents nothing more than the sleazy tactic of arguing against a straw man: twisting your opponent’s position to its wildest extreme and then arguing against the extreme.

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ll of which brings us to the other great theme in Friedman’s writings: the notion that the settlements are eliminating any chance for peace. Here’s a good recent example, from his April 16, 2014 column: “There are now 350,000 Jews living in the West Bank. It took 50,000 Israeli police and soldiers to remove 8,000 settlers from Gaza, who barely resisted. I fear the lift in the West Bank to make peace there is now too heavy for conventional politics and diplomacy.” Here is another, from his March 24, 2013 column: “With nearly 600,000 Israelis now living in Arab East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the window for a two state solution is slowly vanishing from the earth.” Now, let us briefly review all of the facts Friedman had to ignore to justify his “fear.” For starters, the settlements have never prevented a single peace deal. The settlements in Sinai were dismantled, as were the ones in Gaza. The settlements didn’t prevent peace with Syria because between 1992 and 2009 every Israeli prime minister with the exception of Ariel Sharon agreed to trade the Golan Heights for a peace treaty. Peace didn’t happen. But that’s because the Syrians turned down the deal. The settlements haven’t prevented peace with the Palestinians either. Since the year 2000, Israel has three times offered to dismantle the settlements and withdraw from the territories (though with land swaps). Once again, peace hasn’t broken out – but that’s because even now, after more than 20 years of diplomacy, the Palestinians still have never articulated terms for a final peace treaty. We know what the Palestinians are opposed to – namely, every compromise ever proposed – but we still don’t what they are for. Nevertheless, despite all the above, I am prepared to concede that an honest reporter, albeit a very shortsighted one, might still conclude that the settlements are the great obstacle to peace. What I cannot concede is the honesty of a reporter who ignores fundamental facts. Here are the facts Friedman carefully omits: Ever since Yasir Arafat agreed to the concept of land swaps at Camp David, the idea that Israel will retain sovereignty over certain settlement blocs has been the bedrock assumption of all peacemaking. In recent years, more than 90 percent of settlement building has been in the settlement blocs. How does building in the settlement blocs prevent peace, if Israel will ultimately hold on to this land? Friedman doesn’t say. The wild figures of 350,000-600,000 settlers needing to be moved are patently false. According to a recent piece in Foreign Affairs, there are only about 43,000 registered voters living outside the settlement blocs. Many of these are young adults who, unlike heads of households, will not need to be compensated. But even if we count every registered voter, they still constitute less than one half of one percent of Israel’s population.

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t tells you something about the state of America’s liberal-intellectual complex that Friedman’s career has soared to such dizzying heights. From Beirut to Jerusalem won the National Book Award, despite the distortions cited above and others. The National Book Award is essentially a popularity contest. It’s not as if someone reads all the books and decides which one is best. Conservative commentators have long argued that the Oscars, the Nobel Prize for Literature and other awards are little more than vehicles for liberals to pat each other on the back. I don’t know that I would agree with such a sweeping indictment. But In Friedman’s case, it certainly seems to be a case of seeing only the facts they come to see. Uri Kaufman is a trustee of the Lawrence, New York public school board.


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A Tale Of Love In The Face Of Darkness Speaking with Yossi Klein Halevi By Joseph Offenbacher Within days of Israeli settlers establishing an outpost on the hillside of Sebastia in the fall of 1975, as recalled by Yossi Klein Halevi in Like Dreamers, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin consulted Mordechai Gur, then chief of the general staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, about the efficacy of utilizing the military to carry out the government’s policy of opposing settlement in Judea and Samaria. Although he was already a legend in the annals of Jewish history, Gur did not have the conventional appearance of a modern Jewish military hero, and with his sweet face and less than imposing stature, he was better known by his Yiddishized nickname, Motta. Always temperate, Gur, whose loyalty to the will of the civilian government rested at the heart of the state’s democracy, explained to Rabin that the military was not designed to be an instrument for setting social policy and that other avenues should be considered. Rabin pressed further, but Gur remained resolutely opposed to sending in the military, finally telling Rabin that these men, the leaders of the conclave at Sebastia, are “my soldiers.” As the leader of the IDF’s 55th reserve paratroop brigade, the unit that served at the vanguard of both the Battle of Jerusalem in 1967 and the Battle of Suez in 1973, Gur was fortunate to be in command of some of the army’s finest soldiers. They were a diverse and exceptionally gifted group of men, and as leaders in their own right, many would emerge from their military experiences to spearhead some of the country’s most influential and varied social and political movements. In particular, as founders of both the left-wing Peace Now movement and the right-wing settler movement, the men of the 55th brigade, “Motta’s Men,” spent the majority of their lives outside the context of the army – as ardent rivals. Gur, however, was the ideal leader for such a group. Deeply humble and appreciative for the service of every single one of his men, Gur was able to sublimate his own views in order to best serve every soldier under his command. This not only enabled Gur to bring out the best in his soldiers, it also reinforced a nearly universal sentiment throughout the 55th’s ranks that encouraged diversity of opinion while simultaneously strengthening the brotherhood and camaraderie between the soldiers. I recently sat down to speak with Yossi Klein Halevi about the genesis of his highly acclaimed book, Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (Harper), and his personal connection to the history of the land. In the summer of 1967, Halevi, now a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, made his first trip to Israel at “the height of the country’s unity,” in the wake of the Six-Day War. For Halevi, however, the soldiers of the 55th were not only at the forefront of national triumph, but also became the flesh and blood manifestation of his love for the country and his desire to make the Land of Israel his home. His love for the men of the 55th ultimately led to Halevi’s aliyah in August 1982. By then, the national unity that pervaded every aspect of Halevi’s first trip to Israel had morphed into extreme divisiveness and bitter antipathy. In less than two decades, Israel’s polity had become sharply divided and constantly on the brink of extreme civil unrest. Worst of all for Halevi was that the men of the 55th, “the guys who brought me to Israel and gave me the Israel that I fell in love with,” now stood at opposite ends of this seemingly unbridgeable chasm. At first, it seemed that he would have to pick a side but, like Gur, the men of the 55th were Halevi’s heroes and he could not choose between them. So in the summer of 1982, Halevi decided that a different approach was needed. Rather than plunging head long into the debate, Halevi said that he decided

to put the nation of Israel through a klitah (absorption program), just like he and other recent immigrants were expected to do. While undertaking his own immersion into the country, Halevi began to slowly absorb all the different, and often antagonistic, voices that encompassed the people of Israel. For Halevi, this was the truest manifestation of ahavat Yisrael; it is very easy to say I love all Jews who agree with me, he explained, but the real test is whether I can consider the views of those Jews with whom I bitterly and existentially disagree. Eleven years ago, Halevi’s dissertation in love and listening evolved into a personal quest to find the men of the 55th, the men whose bravery and heroism inspired his love for the country and fueled his desire to make aliyah. By then they were well ensconced as the leaders of deeply oppositional socio-political movements. Each

jump up and cheer, the rest of the time he will struggle through every page while trying to reconcile views that are fundamentally different from his own. But once emerging from the “orchard,” he will find himself cleaving to a new appreciation for the entirety of the Jewish people, and develop a true love for those Jews that sacrificed to give the people of Israel everything – whether he agrees with their views or not. On one page you meet Avital Geva, a captain in the 55th, who went on to lead the Peace Now movement; on the next, Yoel Bin-Nun, a corporal and yeshiva scholar who would emerge as one of the principal leaders of the settlement bloc. You will not be surprised to find that they were bitter political rivals, but you may find it reassuring to know that in private they were the closest of friends, the most loyal of compatriots and the truest of

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believed that the future of the state, and indeed the Jewish people, was at stake, and each maintained that they held the objective, ethical high ground. For years Halevi listened to these men, painstakingly collecting and organizing the voices of the heroes who had sacrificed to enable Israel’s greatest victory and its fundamental existence. It seemed, initially, that effectively writing about the men of the 55th, and the movements they went on to lead, would require the author to take sides. This, however, was an approach that Halevi was not willing to accept. Each of these men was a hero; each deserved to have his voice heard. Like Gur, Halevi would not choose, and ultimately would go as far as to sublimate his own, even expert, opinions in order to present the views of his diverse array of characters in their purest form. What emerged was a narrative that was a little like a work of history, and a lot like no other history you have ever read. Instead of a traditional thesis, Halevi presents this challenge to his readers: in place of an ordinary historical narrative, Halevi weaves in and out of a novel-like account of the lives of seven extraordinary Israeli heroes who fought together to give the nation its life and battled each other to shape its future destiny. When Halevi first arrived in Israel, he challenged himself to listen to all of the country’s many voices. In rising to that challenge, he enabled himself to gain as broad a view of Israel as any had ever done before. His gift to the reader is that same challenge: I will present you with the arguments; you now summon the courage to listen to them. Half the time the reader will want to

brothers. In all, Halevi introduces us to seven soldiers of the 55th, each a hero, a leader, and a role model in their own right. Their words are virtually untouched by the author’s personal views. He instead honors the men who gave him his love for Israel by leaving his characters’ views and words intact. Halevi is the master behind the curtain. His presence is always palpable – but never interferes with voices of the 55th. Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers, the 2013 recipient of the National Jewish Book Award, is widely considered one of the most significant works on modern Israeli history. Its majesty is in the nuance that, while often overlooked, lies at the heart of Israel’s national identity and discourse. The discussion that Halevi chronicles took decades, and reflects progression from unity to division and then from radical acrimony to current perceptions of tolerated diversity and an overall acceptance of more moderate views among the leaders of both the Israeli right and left. Halevi shows us that deep down in the ideological divide lives a true and unshakable love among the men of the 55th that ultimately enabled them to travel the divergent paths that would eventually lead to national progress. We are left with a narrative of immense significance, both as we look back and consider the schisms of old, and, even more importantly, as we consider our approaches to the new divisions that have emerged – divisions that will continue to emerge within the immensely diverse polity that comprises the Jewish state. Joseph Offenbacher is a medical student and writer living in Brooklyn.


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Best Books On U.S. Presidents And Israel By Jason Maoz Not necessarily light beach reads, the following books on American presidents deal with Middle East issues in an extended and intelligent manner. These are not necessarily the best all-around biographies or studies of the individual presidents listed (though some rank right up there), but the strongest in terms of exploring presidential attitudes and policies toward Israel. Truman, the Jewish Vote and the Creation of Israel by John Snetsinger (Hoover Institute Press, 1974): Superior to anything else written on the struggle for a Jewish state during the first three years of the Truman presidency. Very strong on how the 1948 presidential election influenced U.S. policy.

Flawed Giant – Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973 by Robert Dallek (Oxford University Press, 1998): Second and concluding volume of a well-written, authoritative biography, focusing on Johnson’s vice presidential and presidential years. Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972 and Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990 by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster, 1989, 1991): Parts two and three of a magisterial three-volume biography of Nixon, with plenty on the Nixon

Conflict and Crisis, The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948 and Tumultuous Years, The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1949-1953 by Robert J. Donovan (W.W. Norton, 1977 and 1982): This two-volume history of Truman’s years in the White House stands head and shoulders above the many books on the Truman presidency, including David McCullough’s acclaimed 1992 biography. Eisenhower and the American Crusades by Herbert S. Parmet (Macmillan, 1972): A thorough look at the Eisenhower administration, with considerable attention paid to the Suez Crisis of 1956. Despite its having been written before the release of many classified Eisenhower-era documents, the book has aged well. Eisenhower and Israel: U.S.-Israel Relations, 19531960 by Isaac Alteras (University Press of Florida, 1993): Detailed analysis of the evolution of U.S. policy toward Israel in the 1950s. Alteras argues – convincingly – that while Ike may have been a less than staunch supporter of Israel at the beginning of his presidency, he never questioned America’s commitment to the new state’s survival and by the time he left office in January 1961 the U.S.-Israel relationship was stronger than it had been eight years before. “Let Us Begin Anew”: An Oral History of the Kennedy Presidency by Gerald S. and Deborah Hart Strober (HarperCollins, 1993): Real inside stuff here; the Strobers interviewed dozens of surviving Kennedy-era officials and opinion-makers who spoke candidly and on the record, many for the first time, on the major issues of the day. Support Any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance by Warren Bass (Oxford University Press, 2002): Though some have argued that Bass gives Kennedy too much credit for a U.S.-Israel relationship that really began to blossom during the Johnson and Nixon years, any student of U.S. foreign affairs will find this an invaluable read.

administration’s Middle East policies. Nixon: An Oral History of His Presidency by Gerald S. and Deborah Hart Strober (HarperCollins, 1994): The Strobers do for Nixon’s presidency what they did for Kennedy’s. Essential reading for anyone who wants to know the thoughts and reminiscences of the actual participants. The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford by John Robert Green (University Press of Kansas, 1995): The definitive history of the Ford administration has yet to appear, but readers wishing a good overview will find one in this slim but informative volume (which includes an examination of the Kissinger-Ford Mideast policy). The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. by Burton I. Kaufman (University Press of Kansas, 1993): As with Ford, a comprehensive history of the Carter presidency remains to be written; in the meantime, this concise account touches on all the important points. Contains some interesting details on the Camp David negotiations. President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime by Lou Cannon (Simon & Schuster, 1991): A big book by a reporter who covered Reagan longer than just about anyone else. Reagan: The Man and His Presidency by Gerald S. and Deborah Hart Strober (Houghton Mifflin, 1998): The third and, apparently, final entry in the Strobers’

superb series of presidential oral histories. George Bush: The Life of a Lone Star Yankee by Herbert S. Parmet (Scribner, 1997): The first full-length biography of George H.W. Bush. Fair to its subject and rigorously researched, with a detailed account of the Gulf War and the Bush-Baker Mideast policy. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House by Peter Baker (Doubleday, 2013): A magisterial, remarkably balanced portrayal of the George W. Bush presidency by the chief White House correspondent of The New York Times. Some years from now a journalist or historian with the benefit of greater hindsight and access to presently classified information will write a study of the Bush presidency that will supplant this one. Until then, this will stand as the gold standard. The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making America’s Middle East Policy from Truman to Reagan by Steven Spiegel (University of Chicago Press, 1986): The best overall look at U.S. Mideast policy from the fight for Jewish statehood through Ronald Reagan’s first term in office. While there’s a crying need for a sequel or an updated edition given all that’s happened since the book’s publication 28 years ago, there’s still no better book about America’s relations with Israel over the first 38 years of Israel’s existence. The Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have Supported Jews and Israel by Denis Brian (Gefen, 2012): Brian, a distinguished biographer of luminaries ranging from Albert Einstein to Tallulah Bankhead, offers a smorgasbord of anecdotes and historical detail in easily digestible chapters on each president from Washington through Obama. American Presidents, Religion, and Israel: The Heirs of Cyrus by Paul Charles Merkley (Praeger Publishers, 2004): Fascinating examination of how the religious backgrounds of American presidents have influenced U.S. foreign policy. The Unfinished Presidency by Douglas Brinkley (Viking, 1998): Books are rarely written about the activities of presidents once they’ve left office, but private citizen Jimmy Carter is a special case. In this revealing look at Carter’s post-presidential years, the 39th president’s obsession with the Palestinians and affection for Yasir Arafat become clearer than they’d ever been. Jason Maoz is senior editor of The Jewish Press.


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Reviews Getting To Know The Rebbe By Rabbi Berel Wein Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is to a certain extent the Renaissance rabbi of our generation. He has many books on Jewish studies to his writing credit and he is the author and editor of a famed modern Hebrew translation and commentary to the entire Babylonian Talmud. He is also the head of an educational school system here in Israel as well as a confidant and counselor to leading Israeli politicians, both in and out of government. Shrouded usually in a cloud of sweet smelling pipe tobacco smoke, except for Shabbat naturally, he is a genial, unas-

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the same time, he was a great Talmudic the non-Chasidic factions of Orthodoxy, ar, this biography-memoir inspires us to scholar who corresponded with some of he never publicly defended his policies think about our own missions and aspithe great rabbis and scholars of Eastern and certainly never apologized for them. rations for a better world.” Like all blurbs to be found on the Europe in the period between the wars Speaking only in heavily Russian acof the twentieth century. He was also cented Yiddish, his message and ideas back covers of books, there is a little bit expert in the field of kabbalah and was nevertheless spread throughout the Jew- of overkill in the above statement. Howdeeply immersed in understanding and ish world in every spoken language. It is ever, it does represent the tone and content of this book and in interpreting Chabad my opinion this book chassidut generally and therefore is not only Tanya particularly. about the life and times He was married to and accomplishments Chaya Mushka, the midof Rabbi Menachem dle daughter of Rabbi Mendel Schneerson Yosef Yitzchak Schneerbut it also is a winson who was the sixth dow into the soul and rebbe of Lubavitch. Rabgenius of the author, bi Schneerson’s youngRabbi Adin Steinsaltz. est daughter, Shayna, One need not be and husband were a disciple or chasid killed by the Germans at of Chabad or Rabbi Treblinka in 1943. Rabbi Schneerson to gain Yosef Yitzchak Schneerinsights, inspiration son’s oldest daughter and provocative thinkwas married to Rabbi ing from reading this Shmarya Gurary, who book. I found that served as the right-hand reading this book imman to his father-in-law The seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson pressed me anew with and the head of the educational system of Chabad for a number ironic and instructive to note that at the the complexity and sophistication of of decades. last major convention of Reform Judaism Jewish religious thought and the wide Rabbi Gurary saw himself as the heir in the United States, the leaders of that spectrum of actions and policies that apparent to leadership of Chabad. This movement openly proclaimed that the truly distinguish the Orthodox Jewish led to a very painful situation within the greatest competition and danger to their world, in spite of its superficial seemingfamily when Rabbi Menachem Mendel movement came from Chabad – and this ly conformist society and behavior. actually became the rebbe of Lubavitch is occurring twenty years after the death Rabbi Berel Wein is an internationally and not Rabbi Gurary. Eventually, there of Rabbi Menachem Mendel. Revered was even a contested civil secular court if not even deified by the followers of acclaimed scholar, lecturer and writer. He trial between Rabbi Gurary’s son, Barry Chabad, respected and admired by Jews is the author of over 20 books, including and Chabad over the library of the fa- from all spectrum of the Jewish world, “Teach Them Diligently: The Personal Stother-in-law. Again, since this is a very opposed and still criticized by some fac- ry of a Community Rabbi” (Maggid Books). honest book, all of the sad details of this tions of Orthodoxy, he still remains a Formerly an executive vice president of the Orthodox Union and rabbinic administrator family squabble, which so pained Rabbi mysterious and enigmatic figure to all. Menachem Mendel, are discussed gently Rabbi Steinsaltz’s book will help of the OU’s kashrus division, he founded Yeand sensitively. This was a family breach clear up some of this surface mystery at shiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland in 1977 and that he deeply regretted but could not least but the deeper and hidden secrets moved to Israel in 1997. heal. of his humanity, makeup The main part of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s and success are still not book deals naturally with the great ac- completely revealed. It is complishments of Chabad under the very hard to truly define decades long leadership of Rabbi Men- such a complex person. achem Mendel. He was a composite of As is his usual wont opposites. He was a very private person and talent, Rabbi Steinwith an enormous public persona. He saltz has much to say in encouraged knowledge of all secular a very elegant and constudies and disciplines and yet in the cise style and way. His ADVANCE PRAISE main opposed attending universities. analysis of messianism, Dov Katz is not someone who needs my haskama. He was one of the gedolei He held that “Rav university degrees were an issue that has plagued ha’mussar.” relatively unimportant but that general and even harmed Chabad — Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva, Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia knowledge was essential and vital. He over the past decades, is “Any student of Lithuanian Jewry, mussar, and the modern yeshiva movement will want was not a Zionist –this hisbook.” father-in-law was cogent and straightforto read a very strong public anti-Zionist – but and reference ward.librarian, HisYeshiva understanding — Zalman Alpert, periodical University was a fierce supporter of the State of Is- of holiness and holy peo“The mussar movement, in the words of Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin of Salant, came ‘to change rael and took aJews, very activeThisrole pleinto is not Judaism.’ [work]in willits give inone a glimpse Jewishmost moral and convincing spiritual The Torah Ideal It should be read by all.” ternal politicalgreatness. and electoral culture. and down to earth, if such — Rabbi Berel Wein, popular historian, author, and founder of the Destiny Foundation He was strongly parochial regarding a term can be applied to “I remember father enjoying readingof Tenu’assuch HaMussarawhen it came out. He the role of Chabad in myGod’s scheme spiritual subject. encouraged me to read it, told me I would enjoy it, and I did. It’s a very, very good things as he nevertheless was universal As the blurb on the back sefer.” — Rabbiin Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshiva, cover Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchananstates: in his outlook. He saw himself not of the book only a leader for the Jewish people but “In My Rebbe, celebrated for all of humanity as well. He advocat- author and thinker RabRav Dov Katz (1901-1979) was a student of the Alter of Slabodka ed public displays of Jewish ritual even bi Adin Steinsaltz shares and the author of numerous works, including Tenu’at HaMussar, a five-volumenon-Jewish history of the mussarvenues. movement, highlyhis regarded by in overwhelmingly first-hand account of laymen and academics alike. He also served as director of Israel’s While he himself aft er becoming rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel rabbinical courts for several decades. never left the neighborhood of Crown Schneerson – an extraorHeights in Brooklyn, he sent hundreds of dinary individual who his followers to all of the far distant cor- shaped the landscape of ners of the globe. While being the sub- twentieth-century Jewish By Rav Dov Katz ject of intense criticism by other Chasidic religious life. Written with leaders and groupings, not to mention the admiration of a close With An Afterword by his son, Rabbi Yehoshua Katz, the strong opposition to him and Chabad disciple and the nuanced Ashkenazic Rav of Ma’ale Adumim www.BrennBooks.com launched by a number of great leaders of perceptiveness of a schol-


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A Change In Beliefs By Yaakov Wasserman The Southern Baptist Convention, with 16 million members, is the largest protestant Christian denomination in America today, and is the most powerful religious group in the larger world of Evangelical Christianity. In a shocking new book, the eldest grandchild of one

The Terrible Beauty of the Evil Man By Finis Leavell Beauchamp Kodesh Press of the most prominent Southern Baptist leaders and theologians of the twentieth century has come forward with the story of his conversion to Orthodox Judaism. Finis Leavell Beauchamp is the eldest grandchild of Landrum Leavell, a pastor who was the president of one of the largest Christian seminaries in the world, as well as the vice-president of the entire 16 member Southern Baptist Convention. This is not your typical story of conversion to Judaism. This book is as much a condemnation of Christianity as it is an affirmation of Judaism, and as such, and considering the author’s family and relations, this new book, The Terrible Beauty of the Evil Man, is certain to become enormously controversial throughout America. One can imagine how sensational the

story would be if, heaven forbid, one of the gedolim had a grandson came forward with a tell-all memoir about leaving Judaism for Christianity. Every Jew in the frum world would be discussing such a book. We are likely to see this situation in reverse, a situation where many of the tens of millions of Evangelical Christians in America will discuss the story of a young man leaving their world for the beauty of Yiddishkeit. This book is likely to bring a great deal of gentile focus and scrutiny to the claims of Judaism, as the author repeatedly asserts, throughout the book, the falsehood of a number of central Christian doctrines, while simultaneously promoting the truth of Judaism. In a number of shocking disclosures, Beauchamp discusses several travesties he suffered at the hands of his family, which in time led him to cast off the religion of his birth. Beauchamp began to question the religious doctrines of Christianity while he was still only a child. Due to this, and to the probing nature of the way in which he questioned Christianity, his family decided that there must be something severely wrong with him while he was still a small boy. They began a program of systemic child abuse against him, in an effort to cause him to return to their religious doctrines. When religiously motivated physical abuse did not work to bring Beauchamp back to the tenets of

Christianity, his family came to believe that he was possessed by demons, and the book opens with a startling account of what it was like to be sent, as a tenyear-old boy, to an actual exorcist for an exorcism. The incredible nature of this account is related with a literary skill that would be unusual in any author, and is astounding for a first book. The author has a beautiful and fluid prose style, and uses it to great effect to narrate his personal journey out of Christianity. Much of the book is an in-depth exploration of the author’s account of his psychological development as he struggled against the perceptions of his family and society, which were that if he did not believe in Christianity, he was either literally insane, or morally evil. Beauchamp describes how, over time, those around him came to believe that he was serious and reasonable in his rejection of Christianity, and that he was therefore, by default, an evil man who would burn in hell for eternity. Beauchamp gives a detailed account of how he passed from Christianity to agnosticism, and how he, after a lengthy search for the truth, came to believe in Judaism. He presents a vivid account of what it is like to pass through the conversion process to Judaism, and includes a discussion of the required learning. The author is generally critical of both the way conversion is con-

ducted in America today, as well as the politicization of the conversion process in Orthodoxy. However he does provide a number of enjoyable stories about his interactions with Rabbi Ephraim GreenTHE

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A Damaged Mirror

A story of memory and redemption An embittered holocaust survivor cannot speak of what he did to survive the horrors of Birkenau. A young girl in Texas is haunted by a memory of something she could not have lived. Their meeting will bring them face to face with themselves, and with the hope that lies on the other side of despair. Available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iStore, or at www.KasvaPress.com.

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The Days After By T. Lamm The epigraph to the book Living Beyond Terrorism by Zieva Dauber Konvisser, is excerpted from Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. In it, Frankl admonishes his readers to find “meaning in life” in any and all situations and that “When we are no longer able to

Living Beyond Terrorism: Israeli Stories of Hope and Healing By Zieva Dauber Konvisser Gefen change a situation…we are challenged to change ourselves.” Konvisser references this quotation in her introduction as well, and it truly sets the foundation and tone for this meaningful and emotionally poignant anthology. It is unique in its premise, voice, and diversity, containing terrorism in its title but shying away from such loaded terminology in its text. Covering the stories of forty-eight people in thirty-six stories, it examines what life looks like after terrorism. This is not a mere collection of inspiring stories. This is not a book of memories about those who were lost. This is a book of sustained vision, realized through interviews that span over a decade. This is a book of the tenacity and resilience

of the human spirit, representing Israeli survivors of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze faiths. This is an instructional book that informs and empowers its readers to find purpose in the darkness and emerge from the worst kind of tragedy with a renewed determination and courage. This is a book of tribute to the survivors and the family members of the slain. It is a book of celebration that examines, through academically sound research, just how far the human mind and soul can stretch. Divided into two sections, Living Beyond Terrorism examines “politically motivated violence” from numerous angles. The first six chapters cover locations in Israel where terrorist attacks took place through the eyes of their survivors. The second five chapters cover thematic concepts like personal injury and loss and mothers’ perspectives on the loss of their children. Finally, a set of three appendices cover the research methods, major events in Israeli history, and an exhaustive list of groups and organizations that serve survivors of terrorist attacks and their families. While it is difficult to choose a favorite, or even most touching or inspirational story, the conclusion of the book is deeply poignant and memorable. In a section called “Lessons Learned: Collective Wisdom,” Konvisser distills the stories into a series of twelve common qual-

ities that the subjects of the narratives shared that we, the readers, can take practical lessons from. The second one can be easily applied to enable readers to persevere through any difficulty, no matter its intensity. “They adjust their future expectations to fit their new reality and focus on the important things in life.” The ability to live in the future, instead of the past, to adjust to what is instead of what was, is a saving grace for anyone who has suffered a trauma of any kind. Surprisingly, the seventh commonality found that subjects of the stories “stay healthy and focus on their body image.” Even in the aftermath of unimaginable suffering, one must not lose sight of the importance of a good diet and regular physical activity to serve as buffers against stress. The last quality is perhaps the most powerful – “They discover who they are.” During the healing process, survivors have the choice between identifying themselves as courageous and capable survivors or as victims who are subject to the whims of fate and other humans. By choosing the former, these individuals “discover for themselves that the meaning does not lie in the disaster, but in the way they respond to the disaster!” This is a choice that many people have to make at some point in their lives. By using these stories as a guide to the way that we should face adversity, we can all

become quantifiably better human beings. On the front cover of this book, the word “Living” is written in a font size that is significantly larger than the rest

of the words in the title. This graphic choice reflects the thematic reality of this book. Though it is a collection of stories that encompass the most horrifying evils, it is still a book about life. It is a book about living. It is a book about finding the courage and resistance to continue on despite and in spite of the world around us.

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Life Lessons and the constant support of her family and friends help her handle her predicament with grace, dignity, and even moments of triumph. She is an inspiration to anyone suffering from incurable disease or facing other daunting challenges in life, and even to people who are fortunate not to be severely challenged. The book begins with the doctor’s visit during which she and her husband, the well-known author Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman, first learn of her diagnosis. They are both devastated. It is all downhill from there. The author is wracked with pain, and her movements become progressively sluggish. This active, energetic woman must now give up her beloved teaching job and find ways to occupy herself at home. And she decides to write a book. For years, she spends innumerable hours

By Yaakov Liebes This small gem of a memoir is a truly extraordinary book. The author, a very popular teacher of computer science and first aid at the high school

Upwards: The Story of My Struggle with Parkinsonism By Shami Reinman level, tells of her suffering as she battles her progressive disease. She is a tenacious fighter, but it is a losing battle; her decline is relentless. Yet surprisingly, there is no pervasive mood of gloom in the book. On the contrary, it is full of hope, love and the exuberant joys of life. The author’s sense of humor, her positive outlook, her hope and faith,

at her computer typing out chapter after chapter, draft after draft, chronicling her inexorable physical decline and narrating her reminiscences about her childhood, her life experiences, her family, her students, and her friends. As she grows weaker, she dictates her thoughts to others. The mass of material she compiles for her book over the years is shaped into its final form by Libby Lazewnik, and the manuscript is edited by her husband. On the day before Purim, her husband places the finished book in her trembling hands, and they both weep with joy that she has lived to experience this moment. It is exceedingly remarkable for a person in her situation to experience a major life milestone such as publishing a book. It is a triumph of courage and determination. And an inspiration to all, just like the book itself.

Rejoice In Your Festivals By Rabbi Ari N. Enkin Halacha sefarim these days can be classified into two types: Those whose purpose is to present halacha in an educational manner, complete with all the relevant halachic rulings and sources, though focusing much more on the “how to” and other similar features of

Hilkhot Mo’adim: Understanding the Laws of the Festivals By Rabbi David Brofsky Maggid practical halacha. The other type of halacha sefer are those whose purpose is to present the breadth and depth of halacha. Such works are generally quite extensive and tackle their relative halachic issue in great depth: from the Talmud right through the rishonim, achronim, and modern day poskim, complete with an analysis of it all. While my sefarim tend to be of the former genre, the writings of R. David Brofsky, a resident

of Alon Shevut, and a Talmud and halacha teacher in a number of yeshivas and Seminaries, is of the latter genre. R. David Brofsky’s new halacha sefer, Hilkhot Mo’adim: Understanding the Laws of the Festivals (Maggid) is sure to enhance your simchat yom tov throughout the year, as it continues to enhance mine. I enthusiastically imbibed the sections on yom tov in general, and most recently the sections on Purim and Pesach in particular. Readers will explore issues such as simchat yom tov, smoking on yom tov, yom tov sheini, eiruv tavshilin, and the laws of haircuts, shaving, and laundry on Chol Hamo’ed. In these, and in all the many other contemporary and practical halachic issues that are dealt with in this sefer, R. Brofsky does not merely cite the mod-

ern-day poskim who permit or prohibit the various issues. Rather, he shows how the issue is first a machloket rishonim, which rishonim we follow, and how the achronim apply these rulings to contemporary issues. His writing is far more than merely informing readers that a certain issue is a machloket between the Igrot Moshe and Tzitz Eliezer. For example, on the issue of smoking on yom tov, readers will track the rulings of the Knesset Hagedola, Magen Avraham, Pnei Yehoshua, Korban Netanel, Chayei Adam, Chacham Tzvi, and more. Regarding the permissibility of haircuts and shaving on Chol Hamo’ed, we are treated to Mishna, Gemara, Ritva, Tur, Beit Yosef, and, of course, the celebrated ruling of Rabbeinu Tam, which is the ultimate source for lenient rulings

on this issue. Finally, when dealing with the question of whether visitors to Israel should keep one day of yom tov or two, the list of achronim that are cited before coming to a definitive ruling are too numerous to mention here. This may very well be the highest caliber halachic work to emanate from the modern Orthodox world in recent times. The issues are fascinating and practical – the rulings are rarely predictable, and often brave. R. Brofsky doesn’t merely teach the halacha, but rather, he makes an effort to teach its internal and spiritual messages, as well. With its over 700 pages of fascinating and clear issues relating to all the holidays of the year, Hilkhot Mo’adim is a powerful and useful sefer, that will keep you educated all year long. Rabbi Ari N. Enkin, a resident of Ramat Beit Shemesh, is a researcher and writer of contemporary halachic issues. He is the author of “The Dalet Amot of Halacha Series” (6 vol.) among other works of halacha, and the general editor at Torahmusings.com. He can be reached at rabbiari@hotmail.com.

The Crown Of Sephardic Jewry By Chavi Schonfeld Great Torah leaders come – if you’ll forgive me the metaphor – in many different flavors. Rabbi Yehuda Heimowitz is a talent-

Maran HaRav Ovadia By Rabbi Yehuda Heimowitz ArtScroll/Mesorah ed researcher and author who has written three biographies for ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications in the past few years: Rav Nosson Tzvi, on the much-beloved Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva (together with Rav Nosson’s Tzvi’s mother, Rebbetzin Sara Finkel); Rav Elyashiv, on the famed posek ha’dor; and now, the newly-released

blockbuster Maran HaRav Ovadia, on the Rishon Le’Zion, the man who “restored the Crown to Sephardic Jewry,” HaRav Ovadia Yosef. Three bestsellers, about three men who accomplished so much – and who were so different from one another. Rav Nosson Tzvi was an “American boy,” a native of Chicago, whose youth included G.O. elections, yearbooks, and basketball, and who traveled the world, despite his Parkinson’s disease, to help build up Mirrer Yeshiva into the largest in the world. Rav Elyashiv was the consummate Yerushalmi Yid, sitting and learning in his Meah Shearim sanctum until the times, and the Jewish people, demanded his leadership. Now, with the release of Maran HaRav Ovadia, we meet still another fascinating Torah personality. Born in

Baghdad, raised in the turbulence of pre-State Israel, he possessed a burning love of Torah study. At a time when large numbers of Sephardic Jews were assimilating into secular culture, he set out to reconnect his brethren with their Torah heritage. A phenomenal talmid chacham who reportedly knew all the 40,000 sefarim in his library by heart, he was able to speak the language of the common man, and reached tens of thousands with his shiurim. As chief rabbi of Egypt, Tel Aviv and, ultimately, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisrael,

and founder and mentor of the Shas party and its vast educational network, it was spreading Torah learning and mitzvah observance that was always his agenda. All three biographies paint pictures of dedication, courage and leadership, while at the same time portraying three distinct personalities, with very different backgrounds and leadership styles. Here are three disparate personalities, with three different “flavors,” and one all-encompassing goal – to take care of their fellow Jews and strengthen Torah in our lives. Definitely worth reading.


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An Animated Re-education By Yaakov Kenner Historians of the Holocaust and historians of cartooning might seem to be coming from two different worlds. But Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff and cartoon historian Craig Yoe have skillfully pooled their respective talents to forge a new way to view America’s response to the Nazi genocide, namely through the

Cartoonists Against the Holocaust By Rafael Medoff and Craig Yoe Yoe Books

eyes of U.S. political cartoonists. “In these times, when high school students show so little interest in either the Holocaust or more recent genocides, it is crucial to reach out to them in ways that will attract their attention to these topics,” Dr. Medoff says. And that’s what their new book, Cartoonists Against the Holocaust, does. The book features 125 editorial cartoons from American newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s that tried to alert the American public to the horrors of the Holocaust or called for U.S. action

to rescue Jewish refugees. Each cartoon is accompanied by historical explanations and commentary. Readers view the Kristallnacht pogrom, the voyage of the refugee ship St. Louis, the struggle over America’s refugee policy, and other key events of the Holocaust – through the eyes of Dr. Seuss, Herbert Block of The Washington Post, Arthur Syzk, and other legendary cartoonists. “Since 35 of 50 states now require Holocaust and genocide education in high schools, teachers are always looking for new and innovative ways to broach these subjects,” notes coauthor Craig Yoe. Prof. Walter Reich, the former executive director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has praised Cartoonists Against the Holocaust as “a powerful new way to teach about prejudice and genocide.” “Tomorrow’s leaders are being educated in today’s high schools,” Medoff argues. “Cartoonists Against the Holocaust will help equip them with the moral awareness needed to ensure that they do not repeat the silence of earlier generations.” Cartoonists Against the Holocaust began as a traveling exhibit of 20 cartoons,

developed by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington. The exhibit received assistance from famed DC comic book artist Joe Kubert and his son, Marvel Comics artist Adam Kubert. The exhibit, together with a workshop by Medoff, has been presented at high schools in the New York City and Washington, DC areas, as well as at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in Lower Manhattan. The Westchester Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center has brought the exhibit and program to numerous high schools in Westchester County. Its staffers have also helped develop a Teacher’s Guide that accompanies the book. This is not Medoff’s first venture into the world of comics and cartoons. He collaborated with Art Spiegelman, of

Maus fame, on a Holocaust-related comic strip for The Washington Post, and has also authored Holocaust-related comic strips for the Los Angeles Times and The New Republic. Last year Medoff and the Wyman Institute partnered with Disney Educational Productions to create a DVD of semi-animated stories, known as motion comics, about aspects of America’s response to the Holocaust. Medoff was the author of the series, which was illustrated by celebrated Batman artist Neal Adams. Yoe is a former creative director for Jim Henson’s Muppets and Nickelodeon, and has authored or edited more than 30 books about comics or cartoons. Together, Medoff and Yoe make a unique – and uniquely effective – team in the world of Holocaust education.

The Baghdadi Jews Of India By Ben G. Frank When the word “diaspora,” or even “heritage,” is mentioned to many Jews, they conjure up the U.S., Eastern Europe, Russia, perhaps South America, and even less likely, Australia. Rarely do they think of Asia, especially “Incredible India.” In recent years, a number of books have told the remarkable story of this

Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage By Dr. Shaul Sapir Bene Israel Heritage Museum and Genealogical Research Centre, India (distributed by Gefen Publishing House) fascinating Indian Jewish community, most of which emigrated to Israel after 1948 not because of anti-Semitism – practically unknown in India, but because of their belief in the rebirth of the Jewish people in its historic homeland. Add to the list of must-books on India and its Jews, Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage (Bene Israel Heritage Museum and Genealogical Research Centre, India, and distributed by Gefen Publishing House) by Dr. Shaul Sapir, professor of historical geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the David Yellin Teachers’ College, Jerusalem. He tells the story of the Baghdadi Jewish community in Bombay (now known as Mumbai) in his new 9x13, 294 page, hardcover visual treat, replete with historical and rare photographs, maps, and text, that illuminate the role played by the Baghdadi Jews in the rise of Bombay.

By focusing on Bombay, we learn about the unique contribution of these Jews to the urban landscape of the city and the Jewish institutions that served Indian Jewry, especially in the latter period of the British Raj as well as the present independent India on its way, if not already, to achieving great power status. Traveling through India a few years ago and reaching Bombay, I stood at the Gateway of India in this hyper city and felt the breath of history. “URBS PRIMA IN INDIS (First City of India)” says the plaque outside this huge archway at the water’s edge. I was among thousands of tourists and Indians who flock to and pass through the Gateway of India which holds court at the banks of the Arabian Sea. Nearby is the famous Sassoon Dock named after the Sassoon family. The business and philanthropy of David Sassoon (1792-1864) to his brethren and to the people of Bombay, is well known. The Sassoons were extremely successful in India and throughout Asia and his eight sons spread their business acumen throughout that continent and established the Sassoon empire. Sassoon and his house – “The Rothschilds of India” – are known as Baghdadis. The Baghdadis – usually defined as Jews born in Iraq and other Muslim countries – make up one of the three groups that comprise Indian Jewry. The Bene Israel and the Cochin Jews (also known as the Malabar Jews) are the other two groups. Today, the Bene Israel is by far the predominant group in India, and account for nearly all of the 5,000 Indian Jews. The latter trace their arrival to India about 2,000 years ago. The Baghdadis were the last group to arrive in India.

Today they number only a few dozen remaining in India; most dispersed to Israel and English-speaking countries. Also, Professor Sapir, who left India as a child, notes that “in addition the Bene Menashe (Sons of Menashe) of northeast India claim their belonging to the Jewish faith as well.” Professor Sapir feels that in most literature concerning Indian Jewry, the Cochin and the Bene Israel communities “receive a great deal more attention than the Baghdadi community...” “The gap becomes even more striking when one considers the absence of scholarly research concerning Bombay’s Jewish community as a whole,” he maintains. But of course while focusing on the Baghdadi Jewish community, he does point out that “the Bene Israel community which pioneered the Jewish settlement in Bombay, established the first synagogue in town in 1796.” Regarding Baghdadi congregations, we are enlightened by tens of colorful photos of not only the interiors of these houses of worship but of the celebrations of Jewish holidays, weddings, and anniversaries, some as recently as a few years ago. In photos and texts we observe the educational institutions in Bombay, including the schools erected by the Sassoons. Finance, too! “The Bank of India is known as one of the largest banks in India. The main initiator and living spirit behind the establishment and the success of the bank was Sir Sassoon J. David (1849-1926) who was the chairman of the bank for twenty years since its foundation in 1906 until his death in 1926,” writes Prof. Sapir. I found it quite interesting to note that Prof. Sapir even cites in its own sec-

tion: “Youth Movements and Clubs,” such as Habonim, Bnei Akiva, and Maccabi Sports Club, the latter representing India in Maccabiah games. Having attended the 2013 Maccabiah in Israel, I also cheered the proud Indian Jewish delegation to the games participated in by Jews from throughout the world. The historical and geographical background section will provide the reader with an understanding of India. But this volume is not a political or current events book. It stresses “the city’s geo-historical aspect and the Jewish settlements relative share of Bombay and its valuable contribution to the planning of its urban structure.” From that point of view it is a very valuable book to be included in the library of potential Jewish and non-Jewish visitors to India. Certainly for American Jewish travelers who already have traveled 8,000 miles in 16 hours by plane to reach the India of his/her people, Bombay, Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage will remind them of the synagogues, schools as well as the architectural marvels of Greater Mumbai and its approximate 21 million residents. As I read and glanced at Prof. Sapir’s volume I recalled an old adage that I picked up in my trip to India: “As long as Bombay exists, there will be Jews in town.” His book helps us understand this wonderful Jewish community. Ben G. Frank, journalist, travel writer, is the author of “The Scattered Tribe: Traveling the Diaspora from Cuba to India to Tahiti & Beyond” (Globe Pequot Press); and the just-published “Klara’s Journey, A Novel” (Marion Street Press), as well as several Jewish travel guides. He blogs at www.bengfrank.blogspot.com ; twitter, @bengfrank.


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Toward Marital Bliss By Naomi Klass Mauer Dr. Miriam Adahan and T.E. Klein have authored a book which should be required reading for marriage-minded singles and for any couple experiencing difficulties in their marriage. I Thought It Would Be Different follows three women in difficult marriages. Rina is married to a type 1 spouse, Mimi is

I Thought It Would Be Different By Dr. Miriam Adahan and T.E. Klein Feldheim married to a type 2, and Chani is married to a type 3. All three women are observant Jews and educated professionals. What are these three types all about? The type 1 personality is the ostensibly “nice guy” who is passively hostile, yet actually aggressive, irresponsible, non-communicative and indifferent. The type 2 personality is the possessive, domineering person who controls and monitors, criticizing the smallest action. The type 3 personality seems superficially charismatic and charming but is actually cruel. Each type is abusive in his own particular way. Even when these men do something nice, like buy-

ing something for the wife/kids, it’s what he wants and not what they asked for or need. Many times it is something the wife doesn’t even like. The true situations presented are either the same or variations of the same theme, but the behavior of all three spouses, while different, all falls into the category of abuse. Only one of the three women is physically abused, but all of them suffer emotional and mental abuse at the hands of their husbands. (The authors note that abusive personalities can also be found among women, but in this book they focus on abusive husbands). Most significantly, we read of the warning signals that all the women experienced during their courtships and the excuses they made at that time. Abusive men are usually on their best behavior before marriage. But they do provide clues. However, the woman keeps doubting what she is seeing and may even attribute a positive reason for the negative actions. Years later the woman will remember these early warning signs

Accusations And Anti-Semitism By Aharon ben Anshel Who among us hasn’t heard of Captain Alfred Dreyfus and his trial in Paris only a few years before the end of the

An Officer and a Spy By Robert Harris Knopf 19th century? The French military had been defeated by Prussia in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, and still not prepared for another military engagement with her classical enemy, was engaged in political and espionage intrigue, with each side spying on the other. French military espionage was regularly receiving information from spies veritably within the Prussian (German) embassy, but never presumed that the Germans were also similarly receiving information about French military matters. It came to light that there was a spy within French military supplying information to the enemy, in the form of

a bordereaux, which listed several secret documents that had been delivered to the German embassy, and handwriting analysis apparently pointed to Captain Dreyfus. The resulting military trial resulted in Captain Dreyfus being committed to Devil’s Island – a French military penal colony in French Guyana – and the exposure of anti-Semitism among the French. Witnessed by Theodore Herzl, who was a journalist for a Viennese newspaper covering the trial, the cause célèbre became the spark that eventually caused the rise of the State of Israel in modern times. Many of us have been exposed to several books about Captain Dreyfus – usually termed “The Dreyfus Affair” – and the facts can never be glossed as simply “dry,” but Harris does a very fine job of bringing the affair to life in a real cliff-hanger. Although we all know the story, many almost intimately, Harris is able to get us to suspend disbelief and turns this story into a real page-turner of a book that you can’t put down until the end.

and realize that she denied them at the time. The authors are quick to point out that many people might exhibit some negative traits both before and after marriage. There are many caring men who want to be sensitive but don’t know how. These men should not be confused with the truly abusive types, even though some behavior may appear similar. The book explains the differences between a healthy adult and one who is abusive. Among the many chapters is one on Recognizing abuse and Early Warning signs. The chapter on living with violence describes the destructive sequence of living with a physically violent spouse. It is much easier to recognize someone who is consistently nasty as abusive rather than someone who can be very nice one minute and then turn on you the next. This can account for the fact that some men are highly regarded outside the home – “the nicest man in shul” and “the friendliest guy at work” – but at home he turns into an insulting, demeaning, possibly violent Jekyll and Hyde.

Suggestions are offered which may work for some people, such as making clear very early in the relationship that some things will not be tolerated and that clear boundaries must be established. This can work in some of the cases described. A few resources are offered at the end of the book. The goal of the authors is to give insight to family and friends of those suffering abuse and to help those experiencing abuse to overcome their depression and to remember that they are valuable human beings with much to give. The stories of each of the three women are elaborated upon in every chapter, and the style makes this an easy read even though the content can be quite heavy. As one reads the stories of Rina, Mimi and Chani, a feeling of friendship forms between the reader and these women. I couldn’t wait to find out at the end of the book how each of them resolved their situations. And after reading the decisions that each one made, and their explanations behind those decisions, there was much to contemplate. It might seem like an odd thing to say about a book of this kind, but I couldn’t put the book down until I finished reading it. I Thought It Would Be Different may be purchased in Jewish bookstores and online at Feldheim.com.

Milchig Treats By Dena Bernstein Refreshing. Colorful. Simple. Humorous. Really, really tempting. In this latest release by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, the cookbook authors give

Dairy Made Easy: Triple Tested Recipes for Every Day By Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek ArtScroll well-deserved attention to a category of cuisine that is often overlooked: dairy foods. My first impression? It made me feel that summer is here. Let’s skip the heavy meat and chicken dishes for dinner and instead enjoy an easy and satisfying homemade Pizza Bianca with a bright Sunflower Salad. I didn’t think that pizza could be made better, but it is with an Israeli Pizza Dip. Add a glass of white wine (or perhaps a Peach Cobbler Smoothie), and I can picture myself enjoying this meal al fresco on my back porch in the summer. If company is coming, I’d totally add some simple Lemon Curd Ice Cream to complete the meal. In Dairy Made Easy, every single dish has a full-page magnificent color photo. Even if you’re not a cook, turning the pages, looking at the photos and sketches, and reading the authors’ humorous anecdotes is still lots of fun. Like the

rest of the books in the Made Easy series, this one also makes me change my perspective about cooking: It’s not hard. It’s an activity to enjoy, not something I just want to finish (although, with the exclusion of a few more-elaborate baked goods, the recipes are short and simple). I’m even inspired to plan a summer brunch just so I can serve Avocado and Basil Pasta Salad, Hasselback Baguettes, and Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee. Oh, and the most intriguing...180-Calorie (or Less) Cheesecake. Dairy Made Easy has six segments, including breakfast; starters and sides; soups, salads, and sandwiches; pizza; pasta; and dessert. Every section divider

page has a “bonus” idea (for example, on the pizza chapter’s divider page, we learn how to make a chocolate pizza for dessert). Of course, if members of your family have dairy intolerances or are strict carnivores, this book is not for you. With only one fish recipe, you’ll need to add your own protein to complete a more formal meal.


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Mission (Im)possible By Ziona Greenwald In an unplanned stroke of timeliness, I found myself reading The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War in the days leading up to Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut. I finished the book on the eve of Yom Ha’Atzmaut.

The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War By Steven Pressfield Sentinel The appropriateness of the subject matter to that hour went beyond the common thread of Israel’s incredible survival story, which continues to unfold in our time. Just as the day of mourning for Israel’s fallen soldiers bleeds straight into the festive celebration of her birthday, The Lion’s Gate takes readers on an emotional journey of extremes. The dualism that is the cornerstone of Israel – tears and sacrifice, destiny and redemption – zigzags throughout the book. Within any given chapter there is tragedy (the loss of lives in battle – so many lions of bravery) and awe-inspiring triumph, as Israel’s vastly outmanned, outgunned

troops vanquish Arab forces on three fronts. Author Steven Pressfield, who has penned a dozen previous books ranging from bestselling war novels to self-help titles, describes this one as a “hybrid history.” He takes care in the introduction to explain the limitations of the book. It is not intended to be a comprehensive history of the Six Day War, but rather an inside look at the experiences of a handful of IDF units, including air force, reconnaisance, and paratroop outfits. Hundreds of hours of interviews with 63 individuals who served in various capacities in the Six Day War are distilled and woven together in an undulating multi-voice narrative. Pressfield admits taking some liberties with the material, such as interpolating written material with oral histories, and even creates chapters in the voice of Moshe Dayan, the biggest lion of them all, based upon Dayan’s own writings and interviews with his family members and associates. The Lion’s Gate takes us from the dawn of the state in 1948, through intervening battles, to the lead-up to June 1967, and finally through the harrowing six days of fighting (which, I learned here, actually extended a couple of days

longer, as IDF forces scrambled to secure all of the Sinai, Golan Heights, and Jerusalem before the outside powers imposed armistice lines that Israel knew would become her borders), culminating in the raising of the Israeli flag over the Kotel. Although Israel was on the defense in the Six Day War, Pressfield’s account reveals that meticulous, utterly genius strategic planning took place years in advance and made all the difference in Israel’s ultimate victory. Operation Moked, a daring preemptive strike, knocked out Egypt’s air force in a matter of hours; that story alone could carry an entire book. But there is so much more. Israel’s military was, then as now, in a class by itself. The Lion’s Gate shows the many reasons why. Because Israel’s very existence hangs constantly in peril, even more so during all-out war, young IDF recruits learn not only how to fight

better than anyone, but that in the heat of battle, their own wits, passion and, for lack of a better word, chutzpah are their best weapons. The Six Day War was a series of impossibilities made possible. In the words of Major Ran Ronen as he sent his Air Force Squadron 119 fighters off to carry out their mission: “You are ready. The survival of the nation depends on you. We must succeed at any cost. En brera. No alternative.” You don’t have to be a history buff to be riveted by this book. Like the Israeli population, most of the interviewees were not religious, but they believed: This is the Promised Land – the eternal homeland of the Jewish People, tracing all the way back to Abraham. And we’ll do what is necessary to protect it. Eye-opening and deeply moving, The Lion’s Gate could make a believer out of anyone.

Indisputable By Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins In Derash Yehonatan, Rabbi Shalom Hammer introduces the modern reader to key passages from the writings of Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz. Never before translated into English, Rabbi Hammer makes these writings accessible to the English-speaking public for the first time. Revolving around the central theme of the Jewish holidays, the series

Derash Yehonatan: Around the Year with Rav Yehonatan Eybeshitz By Shalom Hammer Maggid Books of vignettes presented in this book provide a taste of the scope and complexity of Rav Yehonatan’s thought. Author’s notes following many of the passages tie Rav Yehonatan’s writing to some of the vital issues with which we struggle in the modern world and in our daily lives, demonstrating Rav Yehonatan’s lasting influence and the timeless nature of his writing. Rabbi Hammer – who lectures in the IDF and the Begin Heritage Center – offers a unique blend of Jewish folklore, kabbalah, halacha, and philosophy, presenting complex ideas in an accessible manner. This outstanding book highlights fascinating elements of each Jewish holiday, including essays on Israel’s modern-day holidays, termed “Yemei HaGeulah.”

Rabbi Hammer points out that his book is not a translation. Its aim is to “popularize the teachings of Rav Yehonatan and make them accessible to a broader audience.” Therefore, he has selected parts that were most pertinent and poignant, and “which would enhance one’s enjoyment of the holiday in an intellectually meaningful way.” In addition, Rabbi Hammer contributes his own thoughts concerning issues raised by Rav Yehonatan. These are referred to as author’s notes. There are wonderful nuggets of explanation and inspiration spread throughout the book, which illuminate the various holidays and their rituals and customs. For example, the author brings our attention to the reason given by Rav Saadya Gaon for blowing the shofar. Rav Saadya explains that “the shofar was customarily blown on days when a new king was crowned. Typically, the first day of a king’s rule was also a day of clemency, as the king would grant pardons and excuse infractions against him and his kingdom. That is why the shofar is associated with forgiveness and compassion. Rosh

Hashanah is Hashem’s coronation day, signaled by the changes in the Amida prayer for Aseret Yemei Teshuva and for Rosh Hashanah itself, which emphasize Hashem’s kingship. On Rosh Hashanah, we blow the shofar, and accept Hashem as our King by pledging allegiance to Him and His statutes.” In an author’s note regarding Pesach, Rabbi Hammer becomes very personal, and yet totally relevant to his theme. He writes: When Moses described the plan to conquer Eretz Yisrael to the tribes of Reuven and Gad, he referred to those who would partake in the mitzvah as chalutzim – defined as those who are armed and earnest (Num. 32:20-21). I recently overheard my eighteen-year-old son, who is currently preparing for his draft into the Israel Defense Forces, tell a group of his friends, “It does not matter what you do in the army, even if you are cleaning the toilets with a toothbrush you are doing something productive and contributing to our land and

our people.” While I believe my son has greater aspirations in the army, I was impressed by his selfless attitude and ideological remarks he expressed the ideology of a chalutz, the same word used today to describe a pioneer, someone who is a pathfinder and initiator, someone who, from a religious perspective, strives to be a partner. As a public speaker in many communities throughout the Diaspora, I remind people that the soldiers in the IDF are protecting not only the Land of Israel, but also the Jewish people throughout the world. Israel today remains the one outstanding beacon for Jewish identity…and thus strengthens the Jewish people wherever they are. Thus, while Rabbi Hammer examines various themes of Jewish holidays, he often brings his ideas to the modern world, making the ancient material relevant and contemporary. Rabbi Dr. Dov Peretz Elkins is rabbi emeritus of The Jewish Center of Princeton, N.J. He is author/editor of over 40 books, including “Chicken Soup For The Jewish Soul.” He is a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Rabbi Elkins lectures throughout North America. His website is www. JewishGrowth.org, and he may be reached at DPE@JewishGrowth.org.


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A Relaxing Read By Dvora Waysman This is a memoir of a very interesting life. The author is a feisty, largerthan-life lady, well-known in Jerusalem and also in various American cities and towns, especially Chicago, where she was a rebbetzin, supporting her equally well-known husband, Rabbi Jay Karzen. Her life began in New York on May 9, 1938. Her parents Isidore Ray and

Cherry on the Top By Ruby Ray Karzen Mazo Publishers Minnie Gartner Ray were both born and married in Poland, and her memoir begins in a Polish town called Staszow where the Raja family (now Ray) were lumber and leather merchants. There is a very detailed family tree as we are introduced to her many forebears, and throughout the book we meet many more relatives as her memoir covers almost 70 years. The title Cherry on the Top stems from her belief that all of life’s activities flow from faith in the Almighty, Comparing life to an ice-cream sundae, she maintains that it rises higher and higher with acts of goodness and charity. The cherry on top represents the achievement of becoming a mentsch (an honorable person). Ruby moved around among her family members throughout her childhood. Her mother died when she was two and sadly she has no memory of her. Her father then married her mother’s younger sister, who also died and

there was a third marriage. Ruby never seemed unhappy with her childhood, so it must have been a close, warm family. The memoir is not in chronological order, so it is difficult to follow all the changes in her life. Eventually she went back to live in the dwelling of her father’s grocery store with her sisters and seemed contented with her life in Chicago. In 1954 she met her husband, Jay Karzen, who was already establishing a reputation as a young Cantor. They met at a B’nei Akiva camp in Indiana, and she tells of their romance and wedding in 1956 and her close ties with his family. Their life together as a pulpit rabbi and rebbetzin is very colorful and interesting. There was not a lot of money and they spent years in several Jewish communities that today no longer exist. One was Ottumwa, their first congregation, where their daughter Tamar was born in 1959, and later their son Uri. They were both in their mid20’s. One problem was that there was no usable mikveh and Ruby, as probably the only fully observant Orthodox female, had to travel every month 90 miles to Des Moines in Iowa. The couple’s motto was TEAM – together each accomplishes more. They evidently have always had a very com-

patible marriage. Their first trip to Israel was very exciting, heralding their desire to make aliyah. First they moved to Des Plaines in Illinois, to a new community in its raw, early stages with young congregants. Ruby returned to school to study interior design. She also later worked in real estate in Chicago for several years before becoming administrator of Hillel Torah Day School in Skokie for eight years. After her two children had made aliyah, Rabbi Jay and Ruby made frequent trips. Beside private excursions, they began to lead groups – they came on 28 such trips before their move here. They left behind two lucrative jobs … the rabbi served a large Chicago congregation and Ruby her position at the large day school. She doesn’t hesitate to share some of her gaffes with Hebrew. When she wanted her son to get leave from the IDF to have his wedding in America, she wrote to Rav Aluf Raful Eitan, chief of staff of the Israeli army. She thought she was writing to a rabbi, not knowing that rav aluf stands for general, with nothing to do with the rabbinate. Nevertheless, her request was granted. Another hilarious mistake was when she tried to buy a wedding gown for her daughter and requested a simla im rakevet (a dress with

a train). There are some interesting anecdotes about how Rabbi Jay started a bar mitzvah service at the Kottel to enable overseas tourists to have a meaningful event. It was called Rituals Unlimited. The most interesting part of the memoir is the time in 1987 when they made a secret trip to Russia. They were recruited to go for three weeks to bring back names and addresses of Jews who wanted to emigrate to Israel. Traveling as rich Americans, they brought luxury items like jeans, sports shoes and tape recorders that could be sold by the refuseniks on the black market, as well as Judaica like tefillin and tallitot. Secrecy was of the utmost importance, as they knew their hotel room was bugged and their suitcases searched every day. It was a highlight of their life and possibly the most interesting part of the book. Ruby also shares many events from her years as national president of AACI (Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel), while also working as an interior designer. She and her husband spent decades as part of AACI – Rabbi Jay as the cemetery/bereavement chairman; while she was deeply involved in their move to the new center in Talpiot. Cherry on the Top was written as a memoir and an ethical will for their children and descendants. If you like Jewish geography, you will come across many familiar names. The book is not – nor does it purport to be – a great work of literature. But if you would enjoy sitting down for a few hours with an accomplished, entertaining lady and sharing her life experiences, this memoir will give you a lot of pleasure.

Once More Into The Shidduch Crisis By Dr. Rivkah Blau Chananya Weissman wrote End the Madness as though he were in a oneto-one conversation with each reader. This approach guarantees a lively reading experience as his personality comes through on every page. He is intelli-

End the Madness: Guide to the Shidduch World By Chananya Weissman Kodesh Press gent, caring, knowledgeable, original, and has a sense of humor. He knows the foibles of the observant community. He delineates all the ways we hurt single young adults with poor advice, arbitrary rules that impede a natural, non-pressured meeting of a man and woman, and a shidduch “system” that is no system at all and hurts innocent people who trust it. In the KAJ community in Washington Heights older members recall the arrangement of seating at shalosh seudos in the ‘40s and ‘50s; young men sat on one side of long rectangular tables, young

women on the other side. They listened to a d’var Torah from Rav Breuer, but also had the opportunity to chat among themselves. A number of marriages resulted from these casual meetings. People who remember life in Europe before WWII report that a wedding or a sheva brachos (in Latvia and Lithuania; I don’t know what the customs were in other countries) was considered the perfect setting for young people to meet. The guests were relatives and friends of the bride and groom, a carefully chosen group. The tables were rectangular, to enable conversation to flow more readily than it would at circular tables. What could be better than one wedding leading to another? But we now have obstacles that prevent these happy occurrences. Young people returning from a year or years of Torah learning in Israel are warned by their teachers to avoid co-ed gatherings. At the same time they are told to do their hishtadlus, endeavors, making an effort, while having bitachon, trust in Hashem. Weissman’s analysis of the confusion involved here is masterful, and an appropriate ending in the final appendix of his book. Of course it is disingenuous to tell

a person from a non-rabbinic, non-rosh yeshiva home to make an effort. The rosh yeshiva and his wife, the head of a seminary and her husband, call each other to ask for a recommendation of a match for a son or daughter. What exactly should the non-connected young people and their parents do? Read Weissman’s Chapter 6 in “The Solution” half of the book, and sign up for his thoughtful site, w w w. h o t k i d d u s h . com/signup.php. It combines the virtues of meeting at a kiddush where a select group has been invited, and the possibility of meeting many new people. Here he fulfills the promise of his cover illustration: instead of being on a roller coaster headed nowhere, one can grab the parachute of his book and eventually proceed to the chuppah. But there is one large caveat: Weiss-

man is angry that single women receive sympathetic attention, while a man who is in his thirties and not married is regarded with suspicion or worse. His diatribe against single women shows no understanding of the difficulties that they, like single men, face. Chapter 6 in “The Problem” portion of the book, and pages 189 through 205 in the Appendix, are full of negative opinions and totally differ in tone from the rest of the book. But despite this, Chananya Weissman’s intentions are good, his proposals are excellent, and our concerned community must pay attention. Dr. Rivkah Blau is the author of “Learn Torah, Love Torah, Live Torah,” a biography of Rav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz; the Hebrew translation is entitled “V’Samachta B’Chayekha.”


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Jewish Gutenbergs By C.B. Gavant As an avowed bibliophile, I found it difficult to put down Akiva Aaronson’s recently released People of the Book: Five

People of the Book By Akiva Aaronson Feldheim Hundred Years of the Hebrew Book from the Beginning of Printing until the Twentieth Century. This coffee-table publication, richly illustrated and meticulously researched, provides a comprehensive history of the Hebrew book, from the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century until recent times. With access to some of the most important collections of Hebrew sefarim available, Rabbi Aaronson has produced a

veritable masterpiece. People of the Book is complete with fascinating historical information, taking the reader on a journey through time and place. We meet the famous printers of previous generations: Soncino, Bomberg, Shapira, Romm, Heidenheim, and others. We travel from Western to Eastern Europe, through the Jewish centers of past centuries. We see the first printed Shulchan Aruch with the glosses of the Rema, and the early printed tractates of the Talmud, with key editions that followed. We encounter the first printings of the sefarim that today are part and parcel of every Jewish home – siddurim, machzorim, Tanach, Rambam, Tur, and more. Full-color illustrations bring the text to life before our very eyes, and appendices at the end of

the volume allow for further investigation. A special chapter is designated to responsa literature, the availability of which increased abundantly with printing, as more and more authors availed themselves of the opportunity afforded by the printing press to make their work available to the public. Emphasis is also given to the Pesach Haggadah, including some of the famous editions to grace Jewish homes over the last centuries. We sit at the Seder in Prague with the Haggadah of 1526, in Amsterdam with the Haggadah of 1695, and in Vilna with the Haggadah of 1805. A separate chapter deals with the

“Survivors’ Talmud,” intended for the survivors of the camps after World War II, and the remarkable episode which led to its printing. A chapter entitled “Persecution and Censorship” brings home to us the alltoo-frequent conflict with adversaries of the Hebrew book, who sought to restrict its content and availability. A final chapter on halachah introduces us to the many halachic issues that arose with the beginning of printing, such as the question of the kedushah (holiness) of printed books, printers’ rights, copyright, and other areas. The author has done us a great service in bringing all this together in one groundbreaking work, a true journey of discovery for the reader. People of the Book will prove vital to both Torah and general education alike, a work that every Jewish home will be proud to possess and every teacher will find invaluable.

Like Mother, Like Son By Naomi Berger Finally, a book for mothers of Jewish boys! And not just a handbook, but an engaging, lively read that covers just about every topic that is Jewish and boy-related from bris to bar mitzvah.

Boy Oh Boy! By Beily Paluch Jerusalem Publications From the first page to the last, Beily Paluch connects to you in her humorous yet down-to-earth style, presenting a seamless blend of information, tips, anecdotes and inspiration. Can you help a baby with jaundice have his bris on time? Which homework papers are shaimos? How can you keep track of learning hours over a yom tov and chol hamoed? What should you

serve at the vachnacht? Bring along to the pidyon haben? What should a mom know if her son is a bechor? A kohen? A levi? A lefty? At what point is a pair of tzitzis no longer kosher? What are the parameters of peyos? Can you save a yarmulke that’s been through the wash? These are just some of the questions addressed in the book, which also includes a full chapter on mothers and sons in the Talmud, as well as segulos for having a boy and for raising righteous sons. Other chapters discuss boys around the year (volunteering at the kapparos center, selling aravos and lulav rings, matzah baking, staying up all night on Shavuos), running a Chevras Tehillim, and organizing a fundraising carnival. Interspersed along the way are insights and observations, ideas and ruminations. They resonate in a way that leaves no doubt: the author is a member of our club! “That’s really the way I see it,” says

Beily. “When I meet someone and we discover that we are both mothers of boy families, there’s an instant connection. We automatically share our laughs and struggles, from our boys’ wacky collections to how to deal with long yeshiva days. To me, the book is an extension of those conversations, like a membership to the ‘mother of boys’ club.” For added chuckles, empty spaces throughout the book have been filled with a collection of favorite boy moments from mothers near and far. Boy Oh Boy! has universal appeal; it hones in on the common threads that bind us, no matter our backgrounds or geographic locations. The book is highly informative, yet

maintains a light, upbeat voice. As you read, you segue naturally from sections of tips, to paragraphs that clarify halachos, to stories that make you smile. For example, in the chapter entitled “Chagim Uzemanim LeSasson,” you will find all of the following (plus more): Mothers of one boy or a dozen, whether they are still young or have flown the nest, will find themselves in this book; it is at once both a reference…and a friend. Get into the spirit by visiting Beily’s new blog, inspired by the book and the wonderful women she’s met since the book’s recent release, at www.boyohboyblog.com.

A British Whodunit By Ruth Myer If you like your mysteries liberally sprinkled with humor, along with the clues, Libi Astaire’s Ezra Melamed Mystery series is for you. The series is set in

The Doppelganger’s Dance: An Ezra Melamed Mystery By Libi Astaire Aster Press London during the early 1800s, a time when Jane Austen was writing her novels and the Napoleonic Wars were raging in Europe. It was also a time when a small Ashkenazic community flourished in London, alongside the better-known community of Sephardic Jews, and Astaire’s fictional kehillah is populated by a delightful assortment of memorable

characters. Heading the list is the series’s detective, Ezra Melamed, a wealthy widower and pillar of the Jewish community who is reluctantly drawn into sleuthing in the first book, The Disappearing Dowry. His adventures are recorded by Miss Rebecca Lyon, “a young woman not quite at the marriageable age,” whose literary style is strongly (and often hilariously) influenced by the Gothic thrillers that were popular during that time. On the other side of the tracks, which in this case is the well-known street called Petticoat Lane, are the Earl of Gravel Lane and General Welln’gone, two teenage Jewish orphans who head a gang of even younger Jewish pickpockets.

What brings them all together, of course, is crime. In the first book, it is the theft of the dowry intended for marrying off Rebecca Lyon’s older sister that sets things in motion. In this fourth book of the series, The Doppelganger’s Dance, the mystery revolves around a young Jewish violinist and composer named David Salomon. Salomon, an American, has come to London with his recently widowed mother to find fame and fortune. The pair desperately needs to find a fortune, since the deceased Mr. Salomon has left his family nothing but

debts. While David Salomon tries to establish his music career, Mrs. Salomon attempts to find a rich husband – and she sets her sights on Mr. Melamed. But their plans are frustrated when a shadowy figure steals David Salomon’s musical compositions and presents them as his own work, cleverly doing it in such a way that it seems as though Salomon is the one trying to deceive the public. After Melamed is called in, his investigation takes him from the glittering salons of London’s wealthy aristocracy to the rundown hovels populated by that great city’s poorest residents. But it is also a journey into the foibles of the human heart, making The Doppelganger’s Dance a bit darker than the previous books in the series but still an immensely entertaining read. This and the other books in the series, which can all be read as standalone mystery novels, can be found at Amazon.com and other online venues.


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Recovering A Forgotten Prophet Terrors From With Complete The Past Faith expects his readers to be familiar with this By Rivkah Lambert Adler The prophet Jeremiah (Yermiyahu) is most closely associated with the Book of Lamentations (Eicha), read each year on Tisha B’Av. Jeremiah was a major Hebrew prophet who lived during the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple. The widely-published Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau, a leading educator in Israel, was inspired to write an in-depth study of Jeremiah in part to reignite within the larger Jewish world, and in Israel in particular, “a deep and meaningful dialogue about the Bible.” He means, with this volume, to demonstrate the eternal relevance of the Bible to contemporary Jewish life. While reading this book, I was re-

Jeremiah: The Fate of a Prophet By Rabbi Binyamin Lau Maggid minded of a teaching that even the very first paragraph of the very first Talmudic tractate assumes a certain amount of Jewish literacy. Lau’s portrayal of Jeremiah is not for the casual reader. The reader is advised to become familiar with the Table of Contents prior to delving into the text. The book opens with an extensive amount of introductory material, including a historical review leading up to Jeremiah’s prophetic period. Nevertheless, readers who are neither Jewish historians nor Biblical scholars will find it helpful to familiarize themselves with some basic historical information about the time period, including the division of Solomon’s kingdom into the Northern Kingdom of Israel and Southern Kingdom of Judah, as well as some basic biographical information about Jeremiah, before opening this volume. Lau clearly

material before turning to the first page of Jeremiah: The Fate of a Prophet. One of the reasons, according to Lau, that the Book of Jeremiah is so hard to access, is that it is written out of chronological order. This, then, is the major contribution of Jeremiah: The Fate of a Prophet. Lau completely reorders the text so that it can be understood both chronologically and thematically. Jeremiah prophesied under the reign of five successive kings in Judah. Since two of the five kings reigned for just a few months each, the book is divided into three main parts: The Reign of Josiah (Yoshiyahu), and the reigns of his sons Jehoiakim (Yehoyakim) and Zedekiah (Tzidkiyahu). The reigns of the three kings are further subdivided into chronological periods. Within each major section, Lau uses subheadings to identify themes. For example, Part 1, which covers the reign of Josiah from 640-609 BCE, is further divided into four time periods. The first, from 627-622 BCE is titled “Prophesying Reunification” and covers the earliest prophecies of Jeremiah, when Jeremiah still anticipated and spoke about a glorious reunification of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. Within that subsection, Lau quotes passages from, and adds his commentary to, four non-consecutive chapters in the Book of Jeremiah that deal with the theme of reunification. Can Lau's contribution redeem Jeremiah from relative obscurity? Lau’s considerable scholarship can make that happen, but the reader has to be both prepared and willing to think along with him. Rivkah Lambert Adler made aliyah in 2010. She has a Ph.D. in adult education and works as a web content writer, social media consultant and freelance journalist for Jewish media. She blogs at bataliyah.blogspot.com. Reach her at rivkah@kotevet.com.

A Way To Learn Talmud By T. Lamm Seventeenth century kabbalist and mystic, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, the Ramchal, was one of the most prolific Jewish writers of his time. Famous for the Mesillat Yesharim, Path of the Just, and Derech

Way of Torah: The Ramchal’s Classic Guide to Torah Study Translated by Rabbi David Sackton and Rabbi Chaim Tscholkowsky Feldheim Hashem, The Way of God, he authored more than 40 other books, as well as poetry and drama. Giants such as the Vilna Gaon and Rabbi Yisroel Salanter lauded him and his books. Yet, in addition to books on self-improvement and growth, the Ramchal also wrote a seminal text that methodically explores and explains the proper way to learn Talmud. Amazingly, Sefer Derech Hakodesh, The Way of Torah is just as relevant today as it was over 300 years ago when the Ramchal wrote it. We owe a debt of gratitude to scholars Rabbi David Sackton and Rabbi Chaim Tscholkowsky who have translated it, providing ready access to this ancient wisdom. Comprised of three books, The

Way of Torah is Ramchal’s guide to the study of Talmud, focusing on mastery of the text, conceptual analysis, and study of rhetoric. The methods that he presents are highly structured and organized and represent a unified approach to the study and transmission of the Torah. He works through consecutive and interrelated levels that build upon each other to create a deep but vast understanding of the Talmud and its Sages. The foundation of Ramchal’s method, as outlined in The Ways of Reason (Derech Tevunos) and The Book of Logic (Sefer Hahigayon), is predicated on the three mental functions of the human mind. First, the mind absorbs information, filtered through the framework of prior knowledge, by ascribing new information into existing categories. When this doesn’t work, the mind uses a more creative function to create novel associations and connections between what it knows and the new information that it receives. The third mental function, far less contemplative than the first two, is the decision-making capacity. Often more impulsive, it is rooted in free will and the human capacity to choose. Our minds cycle between these three functions throughout the day, so understanding them is to understand the human mind.

By Chaya Rosen

By Shai Rosengarten

Not since the eighteenth-century epic volume Mesilath Yesharim of the Ramhal, Rabbi Moshe Hayim Luzzatto, has there been a work that has taken such a concise and comprehensive look at the art of acquiring and developing true faith as the new book God Is Not Dead: Man’s Pursuit of Faith in Judaism. Inspired by the personal religious evolution of the author, Russian-born rabbi and scientist Dr. Moshe Finkleman, and based on various sources of Judaism, including the teachings of A Damaged Mirror: Maimonides, the principles of Ramhal, A Story of Memory and Redemption and the beliefs of twentieth-century IsraeBy Ovadya ben Malka and Yael Shahar li philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz, God Kasva Press Is Not Dead tackles the subject of Jewish faith in a novel and insightful way. The Jewish faith, maintains Dr. Finnal hours before the end of the holiday. As a child of Holocaust survivors, I’ve kelman, is a program of action for every heard stories of that time since the age of Jew, a concept gained gradually through three; and I have read everything on the subject I could find, as far back as I can re- God Is Not Dead: member. But despite my familiarity with Man’s Pursuit of Faith in Judaism the subject, this astonishing book mesDr. Moshe Finkleman merized me – line by line, page by page, I often found myself holding my hands to my mouth in utter amazement at the pow- an ongoing process, and requires continer of the writing, sometimes so engrossed uous pursuit and development to prevent it from fading away. The book offers Jews I forgot to breathe. From the horrors of the Birkenau cre- of every level of commitment a clear and matoria and the dilemmas of survival that accessible path to deepen their faith, alare forever etched in our hearts, to the lowing them to master faith as the form profound dialogues of Talmudic debate, of art as it truly is. Finkelman’s system of the authors reach from the past to the growth in faith gives anyone the potential present – challenging us to examine our- to grow in faith from the initial level to the selves as Jews, and our relation to G-d in a level of knowledge of God. Presented as an easy-to-grasp actionworld gone mad. Early on in the reading, I was tempted able process, God Is Not Dead conveys mesto grab my red pen, lest I lose sight of this sages that resonate with the worldview of superb sentence or that memorable para- a contemporary believer. This work prograph. It was perhaps a good thing that I vides reasonable goals and expectations did not – for my copy would have end- and is enlivened with anecdotes about ed up bleeding profusely from all the red both historic figures and everyday people. Dr. Moshe Finkelman, who is trained marks I wanted to make. Shahar and ben Malka’s writing echoes with voices of Elie in both kiruv and religious leadership, is a Wiesel, Viktor Frankl, and Primo Levi... man whose diverse and fascinating journey and reaches even beyond, giving us a through life imbued him with the unique book of resounding impact that will sure- perspectives of both a religious thinker ly continue to affect us for years to come. and a scientist. He studied medicine in As the Pesach week drew to its close, Russia, and after making aliyah, served I tearfully and reluctantly placed A Dam- in the Israeli Army and fought in the first aged Mirror down on my table; but just Lebanon War. Dr. Finkelman received his as I know I will return to my Passover scientific training at the Medical School of Haggadot, I have no doubt that I will read Hebrew University in Jerusalem and then this unique book over and over again. It founded and headed the Jerusalem-based will be a long time before I can let go of Institute for Research and Treatment of Ovadya ben Malka, Rav Ish-Shalom, and Infertility according to the Jewish law. As a scientist, Dr. Finkelman has established Yael Shahar. Chaya Rosen is the author of two poetry a successful career in clinical research and compilations, Streaming Light and Scat- drug development and lives with his wife Anna in Phoenix, Arizona. tered Stones. It’s been said that the Passover matzah takes us back to relive the Exodus from Egypt; eating it on the first night of the holiday and during the following week strengthens our faith and helps us heal from the wounds of our enslavement. In a way, A Damaged Mirror by Ovadya ben Malka and Yael Shahar was my matzah this year: I started reading it just before the first Seder and completed it in the fi-

What sets the newly published Rohr Edition apart is the aesthetically pleasing color-coded charts in the study guide at the back of the book. These charts enable the reader to visually capture Ramchal’s method in an applicable and lasting manner. Two sets of charts and an extensive glossary of terms serve as a road map to the book, to be used alongside the English translation of these books to organize and enhance the reader’s understanding of the text and Ramchal’s overall methodology. The first set of charts, A Schematic Overview of The Way of Torah, show how each of the three books connect to the three mental functions. The Glossary

includes definitions of terms and explanations of the connections between the branches of the charts. Finally, Learning Skills Step-by-step chart clarifies the skills that underlie Ramchal’s method in a practical and clear manner. The Way of Torah is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand the logical underpinnings of the Talmud. Rabbis Sackton and Tscholkowsky unlock that resource by not only translating it into contemporary, accessible language, but also by gifting their readers with the visually-pleasing charts that bring the secrets of this book from the potential to the practical.


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Publishing In The Digital Age By Suri Brand Twenty years ago I was a wide-eyed young proofreader for one of the major Jewish publishing houses. The only one who used a computer in the office was the typesetter and secretary. Desktop publishing was still an innovation, and author-publisher communication consisted of a couple of face-to-face meetings and phone calls. The only professions that demanded employees to be on call 24/7 were medical and emergency. And if an author got to see an edited manuscript, it was a hard copy mailed through the post office in a large manila envelope, or, if the author lived locally, he would have to come and pick it up. Authors did not get to see many versions of their manuscripts. It was too much effort on both sides. Fifteen years later I left the company as a senior editor to open my own publishing company. By then everyone – including editors – had a computer on his desk. A big chunk of the workday was taken up with juggling e-mails, fielding author queries, and sending manuscript corrections back and forth. Almost as much time was spent on e-mails than the actual publishing work of editing and typesetting. Now, five years later, publishers are outsourcing more. Everything from proofreading to graphics can be done by freelancers, precluding the need for large offices and a big overhead. This wouldn’t have been possible in the manila-envelope age. Everyone involved had to be physically present in one office to get a book published. Even the printer required a hard copy of the clean, finished, laid-out manuscript in order to print the book. Today, I can sign a contract with an author, edit and typeset a manuscript, and send a book to the printer – all without even meeting any of the people involved. They may not even live in the same city. For one author, weekly “meetings” were important. The problem was, I was located in Israel, and he lived in New York. Twenty years ago that would have meant losing the project. Today, there’s Skype. (I finally met him when he visited Israel last year.) I haven’t even mentioned the advent of eBooks. Until a few years ago, even though the rest of the publishing process had gone digital, publishers at least needed to produce a physical book of paper and ink to ship, distribute, and market. Enter the “electronic book.” No longer do you even need paper: just a computer and the right software. Distribution no longer requires ships and planes, only a good Internet connection. You still have to market the book, but social media has made that significantly cheaper. (Whether or not eBooks are destroying print media is another discussion, but certainly Shabbos lessens the impact on Jewish publishers.) So, are the changes better? I have to admit that sometimes I miss the days when it was just me, my red pen, and a manuscript. It was so peaceful. No e-mails to check. Appointments with authors were scheduled. Yes, there were still deadline pressures, but we didn’t have to take into account slow Internet connections, computer meltdowns, or authors frantically requesting last-minute changes that would only take a second. And did you know that you can mark up a proof with a pen and drink a cup of coffee (or, in my case, tea) at the same time? Try typing and drinking coffee simultaneously. But the digital age has opened up so many opportunities. Writers can take online courses or join forums to share ideas and get support or hire a writing mentor who lives 10,000 miles away. Knowledge is so much

more available, and so is the software to access it. I believe that this is one reason that the quality of Jewish writing has improved so much in recent years. The software available to publishers has advanced a lot since the old days. Dynamic layouts, books that come in all shapes and sizes, the ability to send huge files over cyberspace, and even apps that allow you to access sefarim on an interactive level have given publishers access to so many more possibilities. The world has also become more global, allowing publishers to raise awareness of issues affecting Jewish communities everywhere. Technology can be scary – especially if you grew up in the age of the manila envelope. But there are so

many good things you can accomplish with it, if you know how. And I believe Jewish publishers, rather than running from progress, have found ways to take advantage of the possibilities – for the good. I wonder what publishing will be like in another 20 years. After working in Jewish book publishing for 15 years, Suri Brand founded Brand Name Publishing (www.brandnamepublishing.com), which serves the Orthodox Jewish market. She also mentors writers in developing and producing new projects for publication, and teaches copyediting to aspiring editors. She has been published in Hamodia, Mishpacha, and Horizons. Contact her at editor@brandnamepublishing.com.

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Kids, Teens and Parenting On these pages, you’ll find reviews of books that touch on the lives of kids, teens and parenting – both for children and for adults.

Shiny Happy People

All In A Lifetime’s Work By Shevy Deutch

By Toby Goldstein

“Please read it again Mommy!” My four-year-old excitedly pulled me If we separated the world into two onto the couch. “Read the parents book groups – happy and unhappy – the peo- again!” I sat down and began to read ple in each group would have many traits in common. For instance, each group Look What My Parents Give Me would have both healthy and sick people; By Sara Ginsburg attractive and plain people; talented and Illustrations by Racheli David average people. There is one trait, howev- ArtScroll er, that we would find overflowing in the happy group and greatly lacking in the unhappy group – and that is friendship. Look What My Parents Give Me. I startThat’s because friendship and happi- ed reading the sentences, and my little ness go together. Good, positive relation- one had fun guessing how to finish the ships are the Legos out of which a good, rhymes. After just a few short days, this positive life in built, and the way we speak new addition to our children’s library is already headed into favored status. to each other creates those relationships. The illustrations are relatable, the That is why Positive Word Power for Teens by Chana Nestlebaum is such an im- rhymes are catchy and fun to read and the portant book for every teenager to read. Using the Torah’s wisdom on human relations, this book provides much more than advice; it opens a window of under-

lessons shine through on every page. I’m sure that children will love this book, but their parents will appreciate it even more! Author Sara Ginsburg teaches children to appreciate everything their parents do for them. The book consists of life lessons such as how to cross the street, an emphasis on apologizing to anyone you wrong, and the importance of putting away your toys. It demonstrates the important practical help that parents provide, such as cleaning cuts and bruises or waiting with their children for the bus. When you read this book to your children, they will learn to be thankful for all of the little – and not so little things that their parents do for them. Look What My Parents Give Me also teaches children the crucial lesson that a parent’s goal in life is to help their children grow up to do mitzvos, have good middos, and be the best person they can be.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

man for our apartment complex told me that he was a poet. I told him that I had just bought a wonderful book, The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself. He asked to borrow it, and I never saw him or the book again. Today on Amazon a hardcover copy costs $200.50, the paperback is $59.38, and for $2.55 I can get a used copy – maybe the maintenance man/poet’s. I’ve decided the best way to share is to buy the book. For the past few years the book is Peggy Rathmann’s Officer Buckle and Gloria, which I now order five copies at a time. Because my husband is the senior director of religious guidance at Yeshiva University, we attend many celebrations for newborns: for a girl, a kiddush with drinks, food, and a short talk on the Sabbath; for a boy, a circumcision followed by a light meal and a talk. When I give this book, the parents look at the gold Caldecott Medal on the

front cover and smile, but look up quizzically – a book for a newborn? I tell them, “Read it now for yourselves; three years from now your little one will enjoy it.” Kids love this book. The story of the police officer and the mischievous dog who accompanies him to schools for talks on safety is told without an extra word. The illustrations are hilarious: younger children appreciate their verve and catch the jokes in some of the details; older children laugh at Officer Buckle’s notes to himself and understand the subtext in the children’s letters to him. Four year-old twins figured out that one could play Buckle while the other could perform Gloria’s tricks as their mother read. A mother whose three older boys got the book in honor of their new brother told me that the wonderful subversive element in the humor is what appeals to kids. She’s right. That’s the pleasure in a better-known book, also written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann: Good Night, Gorilla. There are eighteen “Good Night”s and one “Zzzz” in this brilliant book. Little ones discover what is happening on the colorful pages: the gorilla lifts the zookeeper’s keys; the mouse takes one of the gorilla’s bananas and joins the adventure; the animals have stuffed toys in their cag-

es (a small King Babar for the elephant); the portraits on the wall of the zookeeper’s house show him and his wife with the animals. A three-year-old notices after a few readings that in the final panel the banana has been eaten. My son read Good Night, Gorilla to his children when they were young, and thinks it’s a parody of Goodnight Moon. He may be right. The gorilla on the front cover of Rathmann’s book signals to the reader to keep quiet – you’re in on the joke. Clement Hurd, who illustrated Margaret Weiss Brown’s classic, showed a mouse on several pages. But that mouse darts from place to place in “the great green room,” while Rathmann’s mouse enjoys the escapade in the freedom of the zoo. Rathmann captures the bewilderment of young people’s lives. After a few readings, the adult sees the “got it” moment when the child realizes why Officer Buckle is airborne on the first page and where he gets ideas for his safety tips. Because her books provide more pleasure with each reading, and even more when the child reads on her own, they are the gift that keeps on giving. When our youngest granddaughter asks me to read a book, she adds, as she settles beside me, “And just one more time.”

seminary, but it bothers her that her friends are wasting their time. This is a book that recognizes that nice, normal people sometimes can be annoying, insensitive or even cruel. Yet it also guides us on the Torah’s path past the insult and hurt and into a happy life of honest, positive, supportive relationships. Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman and Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky provide approbations emphasizing the importance of learning this path.

Positive Word Power for Teens is ideal for learning alone or with a group or partner. Each day’s lesson features a lively scenario and insights that uncover the inner workings of the scenario’s characters. Then readers can bring the lesson into their lives through the “Reality Check” question that accompanies each lesson and add their own insights through each day’s “What if…” discussion prompt. Positive Word Power for Teens is an

adaptation of the The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation’s original Positive Word Power, published by ArtScroll in 2009. The original has been studied by thousands of readers worldwide, and many report that it has powerfully transformed the way they relate to the people in their lives. Now, this proven tool for a happier life has been completely revised and re-directed straight to the hearts of today’s Jewish teens – and tomorrow’s wives and mothers.

Positive Word Power for Teens: Getting Real About Friendship and Happiness

By Dr. Rivkah Blau

By Chana Nestlebaum ArtScroll/Mesorah

When you finish reading a book, do you think of someone you want to share it with? standing onto its readers’ lives. In each enI do. If I lend my copy, though, I find gaging daily lesson, the reader will meet that it becomes a gift. The first time this people just like her classmates, siblings, happened was in 1966. The maintenance and neighbors – people just like herself. In scenarios that are sure to ring true, she will Officer Buckle and Gloria hear them saying careless things, as peo- By Peggy Rathmann Putnam

ple do, sometimes because they are under stress or they are feeling attacked or insulted, or because they are simply insensitive to someone else’s feelings. Ona’as devarim (the Torah’s prohibition against hurtful words) comes in many guises: Debby is sick in bed, and her sister keeps her waiting FOREVER for a drink of water. Dafna feels like the babysitter of the year when she charms a crew of unruly children… until Brocha bursts her bubble. Forgetful Meira fails to bring money to school for the class Chanukah present, and Chavi has had enough. Rivky is growing by leaps and bounds in


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To Honor And Obey By Tova Younger Did you know that honoring parents could hasten the geulah? As we follow current, wildly incomprehensible world events – featuring irrational behavior of nations and individuals, and attacks on Judaism from every side – we feel certain that Mashiach’s arrival must be very close. What is holding him

My Father, My Mother and Me By Yehudis Samet ArtScroll/Mesorah up? Is it possible that our level of respect for our parents is a contributing factor? Yehudis Samet, author of My Father, My Mother and Me, brings this chilling quote from Chazal that substantiates this idea: “Rabbi Alexandri said, ‘Look how great is the merit of those who honor their parents. They are hastening the Redemption.’ ” A full chapter explains how Eisav excelled in this mitzvah, and how it empowered him in this lengthy galus. In this mind-altering book, Rebbetzin Samet gives us much to work on and strive for. Unfortunately, as respect has too often become a veritable non-issue, many of us are unaware of what must and can be done. We often lack role models displaying awe and deference in our “me-first” society. We surely know that this mitzvah exists, and that we should listen to our parents and be nice to them. But we may have forgotten that as in all aspects of Yiddishkeit, there are rules and regulations. Just opening this book will put the fifth commandment on our radar – where it belongs. In the book’s introduction we are invited to “Join … on a magnificent tour of this mitzvah.” Indeed it is. Halachic parameters are clearly

defined: Honor means providing food, drink, clothing, and covering (protection from cold), as well as welcoming them in and escorting them out – and providing all possible benefits and honors. From these six categories emerge myriad examples and opportunities. The Shulchan Aruch concludes with how we do this: with pleasantness, interest, and expression. And reverence? “While honor is expressed through active gestures, reverence is purposeful inaction…. Anything that diminishes a parent’s honor is considered a lack of yirah.” That short paragraph is the foundation. The author goes into many details and further explanations, all inspiring us to do our utmost while we can. For none of us know how much time we are given to fulfill this mitzvah. The beauty of the book, however, develops in its stories. The dedication individuals show to their parents is simply incredible. Examples: preparing frozen meals, clearly marked and overnighting a week’s worth of them for months; hosting a second vort because parents were unable to attend the first; driving for hours and paying expensive tolls to pick up parents instead of sending a taxi; and staying up all night to soak a wound with fresh bandages every few minutes, thereby avoiding surgery. These are just some illustrations of creative and exemplary ways adult children have honored their parents. There are examples drawn from young children as well. One of the most compelling describes

how two young fatherless girls, growing up in an orphanage due to their mother’s inability to care for them, still loved their mother so much. When she needed dentures and could not dream of affording them, these plucky girls worked afternoons babysitting and housekeeping for a full year in order to finally purchase the dentures. And equally amazing was their reaction when the dentures were unfortunately lost a short while later. Did they regret having given up a year of afternoons working while their classmates relaxed and played? Not girls with an attitude like theirs. “A mitzvah is never lost,” was their reaction. Reading this wonderful book may fill some with regret; all the lost opportunities, they might think. And those whose parents are no longer with them need not despair, for the last chapter gives them hope. The last chapter, titled “It’s Not Over When it’s Over,” says it all. “The mitzvos a child does after a parent’s passing are an atonement and a benefit for the neshamah of his parent…” And many examples of how to accomplish this are given. Use this book as an entrepreneur might check out a business guide. You may have thought you are already honoring your parents. This book will make you think twice – and inspire you to reach greater heights. You’ll be so glad you read it.

A Future Unseen By M. Green How does a teenager deal with ordinary high school life when uncertain tomorrows are today’s stark reality? How can she wear the pre-

Uncertain Tomorrows By Miriam Sachs Menucha Publishing tense of normalcy when shrouded by the shadow of genetic illness – a constant, all-encompassing presence? As its title implies, Uncertain Tomorrows tells the story of a family facing innumerable tomorrows laced with uncertainty. For the first time in the frum Jewish world, Uncertain Tomorrows unveils the vivid drama and excruciating difficulty of living with genetic illness. Written from the point of view of the book’s protagonist, Miriam, it is a

true tale of a teenager growing up in a home wracked with the pain and challenges that accompany sickness – times three. As portrayed in this poignant quote by the protagonist, “What was the point of trying to be strong? Even when shivah was over, there was no chance of life going back to normal.” The universal themes of this deeply moving, coming-of-age story appeal to all ages. Readers of every life stage and experience will find themselves easily relating to the book’s characters and struggles. The writing flows, drawing readers right in and keeping them captivated from the very first sentence of the introduction to the last word of the afterword. Miriam, a sympathetic and realistic young adult, who is about to begin her senior high school year, finds herself facing much more than the usual encounters of high school life. “Would I manage to be a normal high school senior when the

abnormal part of my life was pulling me in other directions?” How does one go on when everything seems to be going to pieces? So many aspects of life have become increasingly challenging. With daily routine so emotionally charged, it is no simple feat to navigate relationships with family and friends, and most of all with oneself. Will Miriam sink or swim? The cover page quite plainly states: Uncertain Tomorrows, a true story. Yet the specific details and raw emotion ring so true that the reader doesn’t even need to be told. But this saga is not a memoir; the book is rich with character and plot. Readers anticipate not only the conclusion of the medical account, but the character’s conflicts as well. This book depicts tough times, but it is a satisfying and inspiring read. When the pages finally fall shut, they are sure to leave a lasting imprint.

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An ElEgy For ThosE Who PErishEd

In Violins of Hope (Harper Perennial), music historian James A. Grymes tells the moving story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein (pictured above in his workshop with one of the violins of hope), the renowned Israeli violin maker who has devoted the past 20 years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Photo by Dr. Edgar Cohen/BluePress Agency.


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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

The Top Ten Distorted Beliefs That Impede Singles (Part V) Distorted Belief #9: Single People Just Don’t Want to Get Married This is an overly simplistic response to a multi-faceted issue. There may indeed be reasons why singles are not finding a way to get married, and many of them may be due to their own character flaws. Nevertheless, it is cruel, unhelpful and inaccurate to judge someone and say, “You just don’t want to get married!” Yes, it can be exasperating when someone you love seems to be turning down reasonable shidduch opportunities, but that doesn’t mean we have a right to insult or abuse them. The Gemara (Bava Metzia 58b) states that it is forbidden to tell someone who is suffering that it is because of his own sins, even though in other places, the Gemara (Berachos 5a) encourages the person who is suffering to reflect on his deeds. The lesson here is to be understanding, helpful and sympathetic, not critical. Distorted Belief #10: Single People Are Dying to Be Set Up and Cannot Possibly be Happy or Exist Without Being Married There is some truth to this statement, and certainly the Torah view is that life without marriage is missing a major component (see Gemara Kiddushin 29b). However, some singles may subjectively feel quite fine. The most powerful reason for why there

are more singles today than ever before is the same reason why there is more divorce: There is much less stigma around being single or divorced, and therefore what was once unthinkable is much more acceptable. Perhaps 50 years ago people put up with horrible and abusive marriages because the thought of divorce was even more horrible. In a parallel fashion, people probably settled for marriage choices that were painful and unfulfilling because the alternative was thought to be more unbearable. The reality is today that people have more choices in their lives. With more options come more anxiety and an inability to make choices. Are there people who have abused this freedom and end up cheating themselves out of perfectly viable opportunities? Sure, just as there are some who have chosen to get divorced too soon. Nevertheless, it is unfair to make that judgment about a particular individual. Some singles may remain unmarried for a long time and still live productive and meaningful lives, and some may do so by deliberate choice. We should always offer them shidduch opportunities, but be careful and mindful to not be condescending. If you invite singles to your Shabbos table, allow them the opportunity to reciprocate. Their singlehood does not disable them from being full-fledged members of our communities.

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.

Blended Families By Yehudit Levinson

A Special Friend Shelly was a lifelong friend who passed away too soon for all of us who knew her. There is a feeling of profound loss for this unique woman who left her mark on this world and touched the hearts of so many. Although Shelly was quite a bit older than me, older than my own mother in fact, I still thought of her as my friend. To Shelly, age was not an issue in relationships; she had the ability to create deep bonds with all types of people, no matter their age, level of observance, material wealth, background or status. She had a special gift, a quality that allowed everyone who knew her to feel valued and connected. For me, Shelly was also the first single mom I ever encountered – I met her when I was just a child. In our close knit community Shelly and her two children became part of our small circle of friends, our extended family. Interestingly enough, I never thought about Shelly being a single mom when I was younger. She clearly did not allow her marital status to define who

she was and she certainly never allowed her son and daughter to use it as an excuse. Their family was simply Shelly and the kids, different than ours but in no way “less” of a family unit. Mind you, this was a time when divorce and blended families were not found in every third to fifth home in town. Divorce was virtually unheard of when and where I grew up. As I became a teenager, divorce became more prevalent but still did not affect the majority of people I knew. Shelly’s children did everything the other kids in our neighborhood did with little regard to the fact that they were the only ones from a single parent home. Their home was always filled with guests; they went to sleepaway camp, were counselors in our local youth group and held summer jobs, just like everyone else. They attended the local Jewish day school, went away to Israel for their “gap year” and earned college degrees from private universities. Although their father was not a part of their daily lives, I do recall hearing of family trips to visit with him that included “mom.” Never did I hear a negative or spiteful word said about the children’s father. Since I did not know much about divorce in those years, I just assumed that this was the “norm.” I learned later on how exceptional this family really was. As much as her status as a single mom seemed inconsequential in so many ways, Shelly worked hard to maintain her family and to balance the many responsibilities she had as a single mom. This was a major influence on me when I found myself a single

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SERUV LISTING The names listed below are Mesarev Ledin or have been Harkhakot D’Rabbeinu Tam. A Beth Din has issued a seruv against each person listed below for a) withholding a Get upon being order to grant one, b) refusing to appear before Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get, or c) 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 Beth Din of America, November 2009 MEIR KIN of Los Angeles, California, issued by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, and Rabbi Avorhom 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 AVRAHAM TENNENBAUM, of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, January 2014

mother of two small children, a girl and a boy. Shelly had been there throughout my youth; she was there for most of my major milestones in life – as an excited young bride, a new mother, my son’s brit milah – she was just always there. Fortunately for me she was also there during my divorce; I actually lived in the same apartment building as her. Suddenly our relationship metamorphosed; my friend’s mom and my mother’s friend now became my confidant and mentor. She became a support system for me at a time in my life that others simply could not relate to. I truly believe that it was Hashem’s hand that placed us both in that very condominium complex when I needed her most. Physically and emotionally she was there for me, helping me to see the light in what felt like darkness. Forever in my memory will be our Shabbat meals

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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES Freeing Women From Emotional Bondage Dear Rachel, I started observing Orthodox Judaism in my late twenties and was indoctrinated with messages that placed the onus of sholom bayis on the woman. A righteous woman, I was taught, can turn a rasha husband into a good man. Please your husband, give in, make your husband happy and always look for the good… While I am sure that no harm was meant in these teachings, I suffered for over thirty years in my futile attempts to fulfill these dictums. They may very well apply to women married to certain frum men, but they certainly do not apply to all – and the consequences for the women who try to live up to these ideologies in their marriages to men with certain personality disorders can be severe. Depression, anxiety, despair and serious physical ailments can devastate the wife who knocks her head against the wall in trying to figure out why her husband is angry or disappointed with her because the house is not as clean as he would like or his dinner is not as hot as he prefers. When she actually says no to any one of his unreasonable needs, desires or wants, she receives a lecture from him about her bad middos. In my own experience, I kept replaying the message that if only I do this or did that I would have sholom bayis and make him happy with me. By ignoring my inner voice that told me something just didn’t seem right, I fell into despair. Rabbi Shlomo Arush mentions in The Garden of Emuna that a hus-

band criticizing and constantly finding fault with his wife turns her life into a living death. I was in such a FOG (read Susan Forward’s book Emotional Blackmail) that I failed to realize that this was why I had stopped wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Women married to men with personality disorders such as narcissism, borderline personality disorder or any kind of addictive personality can never please their husbands. They will never get it right enough to satisfy their spouse and have the sholom bayis they so crave. These disorders are so complex that even therapists have a difficult time recognizing them when the couple comes in for therapy (if the husband should ever agree to it). The man may act completely normal and charming outside the home, but lets his disorder loose on his most trusted partner. I lived in confusion for years until a very knowledgeable friend recognized that my situation was different than what was taught in regular sholom bayis classes. As one selfhelp author writes, when she sees a client with an overwhelming need to understand the person making her crazy, it may indicate that the person she is trying to understand and get it right with is totally outside the realm of being understood. Their minds do not work the same as those of people without these disorders, and calm, loving open communication with them may be ineffective. Thank G-d, once I became aware that I was facing a different situation with my spouse than what the regular sholom bayis classes speak of, I was able to

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get the help I needed (by reading and educating myself). My living death turned into a living life when I was finally turned in the right direction. So for all those women out there asking themselves what they are doing wrong, ask what is wrong with him that he behaves this way. Hashem may be nudging you to strengthen yourself emotionally and spiritually, by recognizing what you are doing right. Knowledge: a powerful healing tool Dear Knowledge, A spouse with a personality disorder (also referred to as “character disorder”) can wreak havoc in a marriage when his (or her) emotional instability rears its ugly head. Mood extremes and quarrelsome behavior, triggered by an immature mental coping mechanism, can suddenly transform an otherwise charming and engaging person into a monster unleashing unwarranted criticism and demeaning censure on his hapless helpmate. The wide-ranging forms and varied extremes of PD make it difficult to diagnose and treat – besides which, individuals thus afflicted will often not recognize, or refuse to admit, they have a problem. The most effective way to mitigate the raw emotional pain that cuts so deep into the heart of the victimized spouse is to not respond in kind, and better yet, not react at all. A rejoinder will fuel the explosion, while ignoring an outburst will deprive the fire of the oxygen it needs to keep flaring. Internalizing the reality that you are not at fault for his abusive behavior doesn’t come easy; I applaud and salute you for your fortitude and perseverance. Sometimes staying the course instead of taking flight (from a difficult marriage) can be in our best interest as it may be the path divinely chosen for us for the purpose of elevating our souls. Make no mistake: It is the challenges in our lives that hone us and make us stronger. The Gemara concurs that G-d endowed woman with a keener understanding than man (Niddah 45b). Still, the wise husband would do well to take the Rambam’s words to heart: A man should honor his wife more than himself, love her as himself, and always speak gently to her… to ensure that the presence of the Shechinah will dwell in their home.

Faith, Trust And The Twelve Steps by Rochelka G. I never knew I had an eating disorder. When G-d brought me to Overeaters Anonymous in 1986 not only was my mind in a state of confusion, my monthly cycle had been at a halt for a year. Debbie and I decided to walk to Hebrew school instead of taking the bus so she could stop at 31 Flavors and get her scoop of chocolate mandarin ice cream and I could go to the deli for a dill pickle. How could I have an eating disorder? Although I wasn’t overweight, from winter to summer during junior high school I continually lost the same 1-3 pounds. Soon, that turned into 3-5 pounds. I had to lose the extra weight every year to be thin for bathing suit weather. I could do it pretty easily then. Here I was over 20 years later, sitting in an OA meeting, totally identifying with and accepting that I was one of “them.” I’m Rochelka, compulsive overeater. I immediately hated the terminology. I was embarrassed, self-conscious and humiliated. How could this happen to me? Why didn’t my parents teach me how to connect with food in a healthy way? Wasn’t that their job? All the language in a Twelve Step Program is so new and odd. What was abstinence? How do you get it? The Twelve Steps are the recovery? You need to go to at least 3 meetings a week and get a sponsor? Where did they get the word anonymity? It took me

years to pronounce it, much less understand it. The literature table was overwhelming. Fine, I’ll take it all and begin the daunting task of reading it. Call someone with my food every day? I didn’t bring Kleenex. Thank G-d someone offered me a fresh stack as the tears began to flow. Share if you want? I couldn’t imagine opening my mouth as the river flowed from my eyes. Oh shoot, my make-up was blackened on the first bunch of tissues. Their sharing was a blur but I knew I identified with every word spoken that night. Thus, my journey began. I was in elementary school. My big sister walked me to the party. The goodies were the attraction, not the games, not the other girls. It was so important to drink the sugary drinks, eat the popcorn and divine desserts. There are over 200 Twelve Step programs today. It began with Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930’s, then Overeaters Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous and on and on. Whenever there is a new ailment, another Twelve Step program surfaces. Countless people need help. Susie and I met for lunch. Our cubicles were next to each other at work. I was a Planning Coordinator and she an engineer. I told her I was a compulsive overeater. She couldn’t understand it. She asked me, “What is it about the eating that you like? Is it the chewing?” Meanwhile, she couldn’t finish her one measly taco and I was struggling over the last morsel of green salad on my tostada after stuffing my face

Rochelka G. is a compulsive overeater who is recovered and living in Jerusalem today. She has been giving international workshops on The Twelve Steps for over 10 years. For more information on her work e-mail magazine@ jewishpress.com.

with the humungous burrito. Several days later she tells me how excited she was to take her little son to the ice cream shop the night before. Usually, he eats the cone alone wishing mommy would join in the treat. This time she tells me she had ice cream with him and is thrilled. I know I am here to spiritually repair so why fight it? Why would I deny that I have what to repair? Can’t I gratefully accept my G-d-given challenges so that I can come closer to Him, and gain the best life ever in this world and, of course, the next? Why would anyone not yearn for that? But, I wanted to pick my challenges, not have the ones He gave me. Why did He make me a compulsive overeater? Why? In the early 1970’s G-d blessed me with my nursing degree. I moved from Minnesota to California working as a nurse at hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers for addictions. Little did I know I would find out I had an addiction myself, and to food. What a disturbing term – compulsive overeater. Couldn’t they name it something more attractive? When I would come home from school I would begin attacking the potato chips and the carton of ice cream – who had time to get a bowl and sit down to eat like a mensch? The peanut butter eaten out of the jar tasted better that way. And anyway, who had time to sit and eat? Debbie was waiting at the corner and we had to stop at the ice cream store before Hebrew school. It was midnight and I had to work the next day, but I couldn’t think of anything but eating. I had gotten rid of all my favorite goodies, so I put our poor little son into the car with his blankie and charged

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FAMILY ISSUES Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

Asperger’s, Autism, And Invisibility “Armond? Armond? Armond? Armond?” “It’s time for Felicia’s party!” Armond’s mom said. “Armond, are you listening to me?” “It’s time for the party. Are you ready to go?” “I can’t go to a party!” Armond said. “I’m reading.” “You can read any time,” his mom said. “But parties make me nervous,” Armond said. “What if balloons pop?” “And parties are disorganized. I don’t like when things are disorganized.” “What is something stinks at the party?” Armond asked. He had a very sensitive nose. “Worst of all, I feel invisible at parties because I can’t think of anything to say. Sometimes I feel like everyone is a branch on the same tree, and I’m the lonely stick in the yard.” ***** The above scenario is the beginning of a children’s book written by Armond Isaak, a sixth grader with Asperger’s Syndrome. Armond wrote the book and then reached out to his favorite author and illustrator Nancy Carlson. Together, they put together an educational and fun picture book entitled Armond Goes to a Party that focuses on the challenges children with Asperger’s deal with on a daily basis. Isaak explained that he wrote the book, “So people who know somebody with Asperger’s can know to how to deal and make friends if they feel alone, and if somebody with Asperger’s can reach out and try to make new friends.” He explains his strengths and weaknesses well, saying, “If you have Asperger’s Syndrome, you are really good in your brain and your brain is wired a different way, so you are really good at drawing or school. But your social level is not high.” The book focuses on Armond’s social issues because of his Asperger’s and is a great way to engage and inform children about Asperger’s Syndrome. As a side note: Children’s books in general are an important tool for teaching about all types of difficult issues, including bullying, ADHD, anxiety and anger management. There is a lot of discussion about Asperger’s being on the autism spectrum. Asperger’s Syndrome was first described in the 1940s by Austrian pediatrician,

Hans Asperger, who noticed that many of his patients had deficient social and communicative skills even though they had normal language development and cognitive abilities. While many children on the autistic scale have trouble functioning socially, they also tend to develop language skills later; therefore, Dr. Asperger felt these children stood in a class of their own. Professionals are still debating whether Asperger’s is “high-functioning autism” or it’s own disorder completely. Regardless, in 1994, Asperger’s Syndrome was added to American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a separate disorder from autism. The main distinction between autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is that with Asperger’s there is no speech delay. In fact, those with Asperger’s generally have good language skills – even though their speech patterns might be unusual or their inflections inconsistent. Children with autism often seem aloof and uninterested in others. Thiat is not ture of those with Asperger’s – they usually want to fit in and interact with others, they simply do not know how to. They may be socially awkward, not pick up on social cues, or show a lack of empathy. They may seem uninterested in a conversation, not understand the use of gestures, and like Armond, feel invisible. In their free time, children with Asperger’s often have particular interests that can border on obsession. They like to collect categories of objects: baseball cards, rocks, cars, or clips. Armond is very involved in Legos and playing the trumpet. While many children with Asperger’s have excellent memory skills for statistics and rote memorization, they have trouble with abstract concepts. Because of their many strengths parents can became especially frustrated. We know the child is cognitively capable, so we ask ourselves, “Why can’t they just act like everyone else?” While this frustration is a common phenomenon, it is important to understand that children with Asperger’s would love to function the way their siblings and family do. They simply cannot figure out how to act “normally.” It’s our job as parents and educators to give them the tools to better adapt to society.

An acclaimed educator and education consultant, Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld has served the Jewish community for close to thirty 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.

Diagnosis The first step towards diagnosis is an assessment along with a developmental history and observation. Once the diagnosis has been established by a professional, different forms of treatment are available. As with most disorders that manifest themselves in childhood, studies show that Asperger’s Syndrome is best when diagnosed and treated early. Help At Home Prevent Problems Rather Than React: Many times, children with Asperger’s will engage in repetitive behavior. Instead of reacting to the problem when it occurs, it is extremely helpful to anticipate the problem and take steps to prevent it from occurring to begin with. Environmental Controls Keep the physical environment consistent. Certain places should be designated for certain activities. For instance, the bedroom or kitchen table can be allocated for “calm sitting” for homework whereas the backyard or park can be designated for “active play.” Maintain a consistent relationship with your child in both word and action. Your child should know that the same behavior will elicit the same response from you – regardless of your mood. This will decrease their anxiety and provide them with structure in their relationship. Create a visual of a daily routine that you review with your child. Posting this schedule and reviewing it can prompt your child to move out his or her rut. If your child misinterprets a situation, using language to “reframe” the situation can provide your child with necessary tools to interpret it correctly in the future. Using “key words” can help the child reframe multiple situations. Some samples of key words that children with Asperger’s might find helpful are: “Off the topic” – if a child’s response is not relevant to the discussion. “Say one thing” – if a child is giving much more information than required for the question asked. “In your head” – if a child says a statement that could be hurtful to others and is better kept to himself. “Use your words” – encourages a child to use language rather than a physical reaction to frustration. “Looking and listening” – promotes eye contact and attention. With repetition, these key words can help children with Asperger’s react positively even to new situations. The suggestions I make above are just some of the few remediations that are available for Asperger’s. In reality, each child comes with his own set of weaknesses and strengths. The first step is to understand what those strengths and weaknesses are – and then you can begin the process of helping your child become “visible” again.

Success – It’s Not So Simple! (Part II)

By Naomi Brudner In part I we focused on situations where success caused difficulties in inter-personal relationships. This week we’ll discuss how to strengthen the desire for success. Programming for Success Parents who show pride in their children’s early successes – as early as in infanthood – play a large role in their child’s future successes. In Love, Medicine and Miracles, Dr. Bernie S. Siegel tells of a successful dentist whose mother always told him he

had “golden hands.” Others stories relate to parents praising a child’s health, strength and fortitude as well as other talents, and how the now-adult child’s successes – even in overcoming serious illness – were to a great extent the result of this positive self-image and programming. Re-enforcing a child’s positive qualities (“Wow, you’re smart!”, “You’re so good/caring/capable, diligent”, etc.) has a deep and lasting effect on his or her self-image and future performance. On the other hand, parents who have their own self-esteem problems, need to be overly controlling, or whose communication style is critical, sarcastic or demeaning can have a devastating effect on their

Naomi Brudner has an M.A. in psychology and lives in Yerushalayim where she writes, counsels and practices guided imagery for health.

child’s future success or lack of it. “Look what you did!” “I can’t count on you for anything,” “What will become of you?” “Who will marry you?” “You can’t do anything right?” “You forgot again!” are messages that not only destroy a child’s self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, but also program him or her for failure. Why bother trying, he or she thinks/feels if it won’t work out anyway, if I’ll do the wrong thing, or in the wrong way, or for whatever reason, I will mess things up. All too often, in such cases, the message becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Rabbi Avraham J. Twerski, M.D. says that the proper way to criticize so that the child’s self-esteem stays intact, is by saying, “How did you do such a thing? It’s not befitting you.” Such words convey the

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FAMILY ISSUES made me believe I could do it. She helped me realize that my children did have a chance for “normalcy” even though the rest of the world thought the odds were against them. Shelly did such a great job with her children; I do not fool myself into thinking that I could have done as well alone. Shelly’s children are educated, accomplished, loving, caring adults now raising beautiful families of their own – all a testament to the loving, dedicated, hardworking woman that she was, not

only to her own children but to anyone in her life who needed her. Hashem recognized that I needed a partner to work with me in raising my family and fortunately helped me find him quickly, but I will never forget the lessons that I learned from Shelly and the amazing “Eishet Chayil, Woman of Valor” she was to so many.

kept moving forward, clinging to progress, not perfection. I had many sponsors, learned everything I could, talked endlessly with those who had recovered and went to many meetings – sometimes as many as three in one day. I went to retreats, workshops, marathons, conventions and worked the steps countless times in countless ways. Karen shared her recovery story. She said that when she went to the ladies room she caught a glance of herself in the mirror and felt tremendously blessed that she looked and felt exactly what her wildest dreams could be. I prayed deeply that some day I would be given the same experience. All I seemed to hear was, “Just don’t compulsively overeat, no matter what.” How could they say that? I compulsively overate, no matter what. At first I couldn’t get through a day without turning to food, then every three days I overate, then once a week. I never thought I would achieve a full recov-

ery. Slowly, once a week became once every three weeks, once a month, once every three months, once every six months and once a year. Finally, G-d blessed me. I have been abstinent since 1991. I never fully understood The Twelve Steps. It always seemed like there was something missing. About ten years ago, I was introduced to an old time AA member who taught me the steps as originally taught by Bill W., the founder of AA. This was a huge turning point in my life. For the first time, I really understood the steps and how they directly connect to Torah and Hakadosh Baruch Hu. With praise and gratitude to G-d, I began teaching this new-found understanding through international telephone workshops. My dream is to share this profound wisdom with many others, whether or not they participate in a program. Working and living in The Twelve Steps will enhance anyone’s life.

thought that what you did is not fitting for you. This kind and loving rebuke leaves the child with the message that he or she is wonderful/intelligent/caring/responsible and that he or she should do his or her best to act accordingly. If we think about these different approaches, the one that breaks or the one that builds, we can understand more clearly how these attitudes and behaviors will affect the child’s future successes or failures.

good and right despite their background. “In fact,” I added, “such a person could be an even better mother than someone who didn’t experience so much negativity, and never had to work on being a good mother. A person who suffered as a child can, with awareness and effort, be a fantastic parent, filled with and overflowing with love, kindness and all the other good and important qualities which are essential parts of mothering.” The woman settled down with a calm and reassured look on her face that made it clear she had dealt with tremendous challenges, and was relieved to know that she could succeed in overcoming them.

Programmed for Pain, Striving for Success Once, when giving a workshop in Yerushalayim on the subject of dealing with challenges, I said that most people live their adult lives in the same way they were brought up. Before I had a chance to continue, one of the women in the group began to scream: “It’s not true!” It’s not true! A person can have a difficult childhood, even a terrible childhood, and still be a good mother! It’s not true what you said!” I immediately answered that she was correct. Most people live the same way they were brought up, but if they reach a level of awareness that what they experienced was wrong and bad, and if they make a decisive, concentrated, continuous effort to do things right, they can break the pattern and truly do what is

“You Know Nothing!” Some years ago I was invited to a performance in a girl’s seminary in Yerushalayim. The menahelet gave the girls a lot of advice on being good wives and building a Torahdik home, culminating with: “And remember! You . . . know . . . nothing!” This, of course, made these bright, with-it, talented girls who had learned huge amounts or Torah and would later be learning a profession and bringing in nice salaries while they balanced their homes, families and jobs, laugh. Though the words weren’t true, the message was: notwithstanding all the differences there are between men and women, and all the changes that have taken place over the past decades, certain things remain

the same. In most husband-wife relationships the husband wants and needs to feel that he is in charge. And this is the Torah way. No matter how sharp his wife is, and no matter how much money she’s bringing in, the husband wants and needs to feel that he is the King and that she is his devoted wife. So should wives really act as if they “know nothing”? The answer is not black and white and has to be dealt with in a sensitive and realistic way, taking into account the needs of all parties concerned, with the ultimate goal being true shalom bayis. As the saying goes, “You don’t have to be right; you have to be smart.” Hashem gives us gifts to use, and yet, whether or not a person succeeds in using his or her gifts is not a simple matter. Success is a matter of avodas Hashem, and so, if there is a difficult challenge, it must be dealt with honestly. Often we will need the insight, advice and help of others who are wiser and/or more experienced in order to use Hashem’s gifts in a way that is healthy, positive and in every way, good. Go for it – it’s worth it!

Levinson Continued from p.F1 together and our late Friday night chats after my young children were tucked in their beds. I will forever cherish the security I felt knowing that Shelly was just downstairs if I needed anything. I will forever be thankful for the shining example she was to me. Her strength of character will always be admired. She

Rochelka G. Continued from p.F2 full speed to the 24-hour grocery. Of course, he was happy as I bought him snacks. We sped down the mountain, drove in front of the lake, turned off the car and I began eating the chocolate nut caramel bar, a bag of Cheetos, 2 large chocolate chip cookies and the ice cream before it could melt. I was almost at the red licorice when I began to cry. By the time I opened the M&Ms, I was crushed. Months before, I would attack the gooey chocolate cake in the car on the way home, eat the frozen bagels at 2:00 a.m. and pull the crispy chicken skin off the chicken before arriving home. The mornings after were torture. I was filled with self-hatred, my eyes were swollen wide, my mouth was beyond thirsty and I would spend another day pleading that this nightmare should end. This went on for five years, but I

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T O R A H & H A S H K A FA

PARSHA PERSPECTIVES

Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.

Parshat Korach

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e recently commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Although most of the ceremonies rightly focused on the brave soldiers who landed on the beaches and captured the land inch by bloody inch, there are many leadership lessons to be learned from all levels of military command. One of the most illustrative is General Eisenhower’s decision to launch the invasion despite questionable weather conditions. In fact, his decision is considered one of the most important and courageous decisions in military history. Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control. Likewise, despite his outward perpetual optimism, he was, in fact, quite anxious and stressed in the days before June 6. He was drinking more than fifteen cups of coffee and smoking more than four packs of cigarettes a day. He was sleeping very little – according to some reports no more than two hours at a time. With the weather conditions deteriorating, he spent June 4 either alone in his trailer or “Outside pacing aimlessly, hands deep in his pockets, smoking cigarette after cigarette as he scanned the skies seeking some sign, any indication, that the weather might change for the better” (World War II Magazine: D-Day 70th Anniversary Issue, p.26). During one of the walks Eisenhower took that day he bumped into NBC reporter Red Mueller and asked him to walk with him. The two men walked in silence the entire time. Mueller described Eisenhower as, “Bowed down with worry…as though each of the four stars on either shoulder weighed a ton” (Ibid, p.28). What’s more is that very few people perceived the depths of his anxiety. Eisenhower had worked hard on himself to always exude confidence and optimism. Whatever doubts he had, he kept to himself. After the war he explained to his wife Mamie that, “If I let anybody, any of my commanders, think that maybe

things weren’t going to work out, that I was afraid, they’d be afraid too. I didn’t dare. I had to have the confidence. I had to make them believe that everything was going to work” (Ibid, p.30).

BY RABBI DR. DAVID HERTZBERG

At first blush this seems to be a public display of despair. While Moshe had privately expressed doubts about his ability to lead the people, he had never displayed it publicly. In fact, Rashi’s explanation

“If I let anybody, any of my commanders, think that maybe things weren’t going to work out, that I was afraid, they’d be afraid too.

Leaders must heed Eisenhower’s lesson and be careful to demonstrate confidence in public. This does not mean denying the dangers and risks involved in a particular decision. Rather, it means inspiring one’s followers in the soundness of one’s approach and in the belief that things are likely to turn out positively. This makes it hard to understand Moshe’s action at the beginning of this week’s parsha. Upon hearing Korach’s challenge to his leadership, Moshe responds by falling to the ground (16:4).

of his actions seems to support this idea. Rashi argues that since this was the fourth attack on Hashem by Bnei Yisrael Moshe felt that it would be futile to beseech G-d on their behalf. The question therefore remains: Why did Moshe ostensibly break this cardinal leadership rule? The Rashbam suggests that Moshe fell to the ground in prayer and supplication. Accordingly, Moshe’s subsequent prayers would have made it obvious to Bnei Yisrael that he was not acting out of despair but rather with a focused and

concentrated effort. The Ibn Ezra makes a similar point by suggesting that Moshe fell to the ground as part of a prophetic experience and not out of desperation. The question remains about Rashi’s explanation. In truth, even according to Rashi, Moshe is not really acting out of desperation but from strength. There is a term in cognitive psychology and negotiation theory known as “dislocation of expectations.” Sometimes the best approach one can take is doing the opposite of what your opponent is expecting. We can imagine that Bnei Yisrael and Korach expected Moshe to do two things. The first: to immediately intercede on Bnei Yisrael’s behalf with G-d, the second: counter Korach’s statements and arguments. However, Moshe realized that the situation was too volatile and dangerous for normal responses. Instead he falls to the ground, allowing the nation to hear his concern that this time they are beyond help. The impact on Bnei Yisrael must have been electrifying. In fact, very few people actively join the rebellion following Moshe’s response. They got the message. Likewise, far from elevating Korach’s arguments to a level of legitimacy, Moshe skips straight to the testing stage. He challenges Korach without granting him any credibility. He lets Korach know from the outset that he is engaging Moshe in a zero-sum game. For various self-delusional reasons Korach accepts. Thus, even according to Rashi, Moshe did not fall to the ground in an act of desperation but rather as part of a divinely inspired carefully thought out strategy. Far from violating the leadership rule of exuding confidence, Moshe’s actions exhibited his total control and firm belief that righteousness would prevail. Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg is the principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. He is also an adjunct assistant professor of history at Touro College. Comments can be emailed to him at mdrabbi@aol.com.


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T O R A H & H A S H K A FA When it comes to passing on Jewishness we must follow the mother – for it is she who ensures it.

BY SHAYA WINIARZ

The Nation’s Guardians Do Not Sleep

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here’s an old Jewish joke that says that if you want the Jewish People to remember your name for all time, you

either have to become someone great or start up with someone great.

In this week’s parsha we find a spectacular example of some people who chose the latter option. Korach, joined by Dasan, Aviram, and On ben Peles, led a rebellion against Moshe Rabbeinu in an attempt to overturn many of the leadership appointments. In a miraculous and dramatic defense of His prophet, Hashem caused the ground to open up and swallow the entire cabal, thus conclusively ending the insurrection. Although Korach and his fellow conspirators have indeed gone down for all time as notorious antagonists, there are two more characters in the narrative whose involvement is less known but no less integral. They are not mentioned in the Written Torah, but the Talmud in Sanhedrin (109b) records the part that the wives of Korach and On ben Peles played in this sorry tale. Why is the name of On ben Peles only mentioned in the beginning of the narrative, but not later on? This is because On left the rebellion shortly after it began. Why did he leave? Because “his wife said to him, ‘What will you gain from joining this coup? If Korach wins you will be subordinate [to him] and if Moshe wins you will be subordinate [to him]. You gain nothing from joining.’ He replied, ‘But what can I do? I swore.’ [It is too late to back out now.] She replied, ‘I will save you. I know that the entire congregation

is holy’ [and would never look at a woman whose hair is not properly covered]. So she sat at the door of her tent with her hair undone. When they approached his tent to get him, they turned away so as not to gaze upon her. This is what the verse in Mishlei (14:1) refers to – ‘Each wise woman builds her house’ – for this is the wife of On ben Peles.” The Talmud then proceeds to describe the part Korach’s wife played. “She said to him, ‘Look what Moshe has done. He appointed himself as the king, his brother [Aharon] as the High Priest, and his nephews as the assistant priests. All tithes must be brought to his brother’s family as terumah, and even the tithes that you [Korach – as a Levite] receive must have a portion taken from them to be given to the Kohen.’ This is what the second half of the verse in Mishlei (14:1) refers to when it says, ‘but a foolish woman destroys [her house] with her hands’ – for this is the wife of Korach.” While this Talmudic passage definitely adds a fascinating dimension to the story, there is one thing about it that seems odd. What I’m referring to is the interpretation of the pasuk in Mishlei. It seems that when the Torah says, “Each wise woman builds her house but a foolish woman destroys [her house] with her hands,” the prime examples that come to the Sages’ mind are the wives of Korach and On. Why is this so? While granted these women do match the description, can we not find any better examples of the wise or destructive woman? Why not choose Devorah HaNaviah who led Bnei Yisrael with wisdom for many years? Is she not a wise woman who builds her house? Or why not pick Rachel and Leah, who, according to Megillas Rus,

“built the house of Israel”? And is the Torah short on destructive women who destroy their house with their hands? What about Delilah, wife of Shimshon, who quite literally caused a house to be destroyed and essentially killed her husband within? In what way are the wives of Korach and On – whose existence is not even mentioned in the Written Torah – the prototype women? The answer lies in understanding what the Torah views a woman’s essential role to be. If we can differentiate between the primary role and all the myriad secondary roles that women fill, perhaps we can answer our question. Let us see what the Vilna Gaon writes on the matter. “The power of a woman lies primarily in her ability to guard and protect. It is for this reason that, while she is not commanded in all the positive commandments, she is still commanded in all the negative commandments. This can be explained by saying that it is her job to preserve. It is also for this reason that women are not commanded to constantly study Torah as are men.” I think the Gaon just handed us the key to answer our questions. A woman may fill many roles. She may be a prophetess and a leader like Devorah. She may be an erudite scholar – as was Beruriah, the wife of R’ Meir. She may be a housewife or a breadwinner. But those are not her primary roles. A woman’s primary job is to guard and to guide. The woman is like the “guardian of Israel” who may not “sleep nor slumber” for it is incumbent on her to protect Bnei Yisrael by molding them and guiding them along the proper path. Women have a natural intuition which allows them to sense when something is

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being done properly and when something is slightly off. R’ Yitzchak Hutner points out that it was Sarah, and not Avraham, who saw that Yishmael must be sent away, and it was she who took the initiative to make sure that it got done. R’ Hutner says that this is congruent with the job that Hashem gave women – to preserve Klal Yisrael’s holiness. I would even suggest that this is the reason that Jewishness is passed on maternally. In every matter of Jewish law (e.g. inheritance, tribal affiliation, etc.) we follow the father, for he is the head of the household. However, when it comes to passing on Jewishness we must follow the mother – for it is she who ensures it. Now we can understand why the wives of Korach and On are the prototypes. Who is the “wise woman who builds her house”? This is the wife of On, who saw that her husband was doing something wrong and took action. She knew it was her job to protect and preserve the sanctity of the Jewish People. She knew that it was her responsibility to prevent the Divine Word from being challenged and took the initiative to save her husband from a path towards physical and spiritual destruction. And who is the “foolish woman who destroys her house with her hands”? This is the wife of Korach, for the best example of a woman gone wrong is one who does not try to keep those around her on the proper path. May we all merit recognizing the roles that we are supposed to play and may we merit succeeding in those roles. Shaya Winiarz is a student of the Rabbinical Seminary of America (a.k.a. Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim). He enjoys public speaking and writing Torah articles and essays. He can be reached for speaking engagements or freelance writing at shayawiniarz@gmail.com.


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ADVICE & OPINION

Dear Dr. Yael

Do not double date, as it can place you in a number of inappropriate situations.

Conversational Lessons Dear Dr. Yael: I prepare young, impending brides with proper knowledge of the halachos and hashkafos that pertain to them. In relation to the latter, I tell my students that we should not use the words “always” or “never” since marriage is a great challenge that both parties need to work on every day. As a kallah teacher trying to instill proper values in my students in order for them to lead healthy and productive marriages, I am greatly concerned about today’s rising divorce figures. To that end, I’d like to share with your readers the number one point I stress to my kallahs: Do not invite competition into your marriages. Here are three examples related to this advice: 1) You inform your husband that you are helping your close friend find her bashert. Your friend is beautiful, has a great personality, is thin, comes from a wealthy family, and is smart – but not too smart. These qualities will make her the perfect wife. You then insist to your husband that he must know someone for this great girl. Despite your attempt to help your friend, your husband – who loves you – may think to himself: “Where was this girl when I was dating?” Why would you want to put such a thought into his mind?

have a trust fund set up for him. In short, he comes from a loving, wealthy family. These facts may prompt you to think: “Where was this guy when I was dating?” The lesson: Help your friends get married – but not by praising them too much. Doing so might be to your detriment. 2) You just returned from visiting your friend in the hospital following her delivery. You tell your husband that she looks amazing – she is back to a size 4 – even after just giving birth. Meanwhile, you’re still trying to shed the 20 lbs. you gained during your pregnancy more than a year ago. The lesson: Think twice before telling your husband how great your friend looks just after giving birth. Doing so is potentially self-destructive. 3) You are a member of a large, warm, loving, heimishe, chassidishe family. You and your eight siblings are close in age and married. All of you live near each other and get together often. Your mother, an outstanding balabasta, hosts great Shabbos and Yom Tov meals. At one of those meals, you tell your sister sitting next to you (your husbands are sitting across from you) that you can’t wait for the meal to be over, as you’ve been awake since 5 a.m. taking care of the kids and you need a nap. Your sister tells you

“Where was this guy when I was dating?” Now ponder the reverse scenario. Imagine your husband telling you that he has a handsome friend who is tall, well dressed, an amazing learner and a masmid with great middos. Additionally, his parents

that her husband knew that she was tired, so he awoke early, diapered and fed all the kids, and even left for shul later than usual so she could sleep till 10 a.m.

BY YAEL RESPLER, PH.D. WITH ORIT RESPLER-HERMAN, PSY.D. The lesson: Don’t start this dialogue, for you run the risk of feeling that your sister husband’s cares more for her than your husband does for you. I stress to my students to follow this advice in order to have a happy marriage. I urge them to not breed jealousy with family and friends. And I implore them to not compare their marriages to

kind gesture, maintain boundaries. That is the prudent and safe thing to do. 3) Do not double date, as it can place you in a number of inappropriate situations. Married couples that spend many hours together on vacations or at Shabbos meals create unhealthy situations that can lead to boundary issues. Stick to going out only with your husband. While an

Think twice before telling your husband how great your friend looks. anyone else’s. Competition has no place in a marriage. I hope that my thoughts help alleviate today’s soaring divorce rate – while increasing the cases of shalom bayis in our community. M.G. Dear M.G.: Thank you for your helpful letter. I agree that we should never invite competition into our marriages. Here are some of my examples regarding what not to do in your marriage or your friends’ marriages: 1) Never speak negatively about your friend’s husband. Never say, “He really does not deserve you.” Even if your friend confides in you in regards to one of her husband’s shortcomings, do not remind her of about it later. Instead, find a way to speak positively about him. Say something like, “Your husband is such a nice person.” Don’t overdo it, but be genuinely positive about your friend’s husband. 2) Practice hachnassas orchim – even by inviting a very attractive single or divorced friend for a Shabbos or Yom Tov seudah. But do not make her a bas bayis. While socializing with friends is always a

occasional Shabbos or Yom Tov meal with another couple is fine, focus on spending alone time with your spouse. Unfortunately, the divorce rate in the frum community has risen sharply in the past decade or so – increasing by some estimates to as high as 20-25 percent. These numbers are frightening, as are many cases I witness in my therapy practice. I wish you hatzlachah in all of your endeavors. May Hashem grant you gefen: gezunt, parnassah and nachas! Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating and family counseling, and deals with problems in the intimate marital relationship. She can be reached at 718-259-4965 or at DearDrYael@aol.com. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now 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.


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ADVICE & OPINION On Our Own BY CHERYL KUPFER

Gun Control? How About Car Control?

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ince the horrific killing last month of six young people, and the injuring of over a dozen others by an angry, socially-challenged young man, there has been a renewed hue and cry for more gun control, the reasoning being that by restricting access to  firearms more lives would be saved. But the same logic should  apply to controlling the availability of cars! Vehicular manslaughter is a very grim daily occurrence.  If there were fewer cars being driven, thousands of deaths could be prevented as well as hundreds of thousands of debilitating, life-altering injuries.  Yet, despite the carnage, there are no thunderous voices demanding stricter laws governing the right to drive a car.   Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction, much like  guns, flammable fluids, fertilizer, knives or pressure cookers – even bath-tubs, as evidenced in recent months when there were several incidents of young children being drowned in them. Go online and type in the name of any North American city combined with the words “local news.” What you will find is at least one report of a crash – often fatal – caused by a person who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was asleep at the wheel, texting or yakking on a cell phone or distracted in some way. Recently, a woman was arrested three times in one week for drunk driving. Why was she not in jail after the first offense?  Many times the drunk driver responsible for the deaths of innocent pedestrians or car passengers had previously been charged with a DUI.   Even when there are legal checks and balances  to ensure the public’s safety against repeat offenders who should be viewed as “terrorists on wheels,” they are

not enforced, and many of the offenders get nothing more than the proverbial slap on the wrist before being set free to inflict more harm and grief.  It is not the actual hardware  that is dangerous; in responsible hands, cars and firearms and knives etc. are very useful tools, and the majority of the adult population uses them as intended. In Israel, where just about every citizen has access to a firearm, there are no blood-baths by crazed gun-toting madman – except by terrorists – and the fact that ordinary shoppers or commuters had guns and used them to kill the terrorist, saved countless lives. It’s time to see the trees from the forest. It’s not the gun or the car that is the problem; it is the irresponsible, uncaring,  self-absorbed, immature, dysfunctional, callous, indifferent  and lacking self-respect individuals controlling it.   But in terms of deadly “weapons,” car control should be the focus of the public’s attention. I have no doubt that many of you have had your share of “close calls” due to someone’s negligent or careless driving.  We are the lucky ones, as tragically we all know people whose lives were prematurely ended by someone else’s blatant mistake. Often these “mistakes” were avoidable and the result of a callous lack of consideration and indifference to considering crucial factors such as weather conditions, rules of the road, construction, etc. It’s amazing to me that as cars get “smarter” – equipped with navigation systems, tires that adjust to various weather conditions, seat belts that automatically

Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction. belt you in when the ignition is turned on, etc. – drivers seems to lose their intelligence. Your actions as you drive, or lack of them, can have a life-altering effect not just on you, but on others as well. If the Torah exhorts us to be cautious and not put ourselves in jeopardy due to risky behavior, then how much more does that apply to being careful when other people’s lives are at stake! I have seen women from our community doing carpool – their vans full of little ones, both theirs and others’ – chatting on cell phones, while making left turns

in heavy traffic, head twisted sideways anchoring the phone onto their shoulder. Turning safely requires a driver’s undivided, focused attention. How can they be so reckless when entrusted with such precious cargo? A few years ago, I crossed a small street going east to west after two cars had gone north up the street. Suddenly, the second car zoomed backwards.  All I could do was scream “Stop!” amazingly the driver stopped just in time. Someone at the other corner was white with shock – making me realize how close I had come to being a statistic. When I am with my grandchildren and feel the mutual joy we have from one another, I shudder at what they would have missed if I was just a face in an old photo instead of being the “playground Bubbie.” How true this must be for every son/ daughter/spouse/parent whose life was snuffed out by a careless driver – drivers who have face-to-face conversations with

their passengers, instead of looking straight ahead at the road. Where is it written that while driving, it is impolite to simply talk to the person sitting next to you without looking at her or her? The road may be clear, but if G-d forbid, if a child suddenly darts out onto the road, or there is debris or a broken tree branch that flies into the car’s path, the lack of attention, even if only for a split second, can have tragic consequences. This is true for people who are busy changing radio stations, getting a snack out of a bag, or taking a swig out of a bottle of soda. Can’t you wait till you get to a red light? And then there are the impaired drivers – unfit to drive because they drank too much, are on drugs (both legal and illegal), are seriously sleep-deprived, have poor eyesight, or who have compromised cognitive abilities due to old age, disease or medication. They willfully get into a car because they are in denial about their current inability to negotiate a vehicle – a denial fueled by self-centered behavior and often a blatant disregard for anybody else’s well being. I am sure Hashem has a special place in Gihennom for serial drunk drivers who, despite causing immeasurable injury and grief to their victims, continue to drink and drive without shame or remorse. All this, because of lax laws and sympathetic judges, juries and lawyers who, because they too enjoy their alcoholic drink feel, “There but for the grace of G-d go I.” It’s rather hypercritical to scream for gun control when diffident, dysfunctional drivers cause so much more slaughter. We have become numb to the daily massacres that take place on our roads – they have become everyday occurrences – but are outraged over gun deaths since they are not as frequent and thus warrant more focus.   It’s time to make it more difficult for destructive drivers to get behind the wheel over and over again and to prevent human “roadkill.”


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ADVICE & OPINION How long will the money we have sacrificed to save last –

The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond

and will it be enough? BY ANN NOVICK

Critical Care Insurance

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hen my husband and I married, items. Our gratitude to this friend and that insurance was the last thing “party night” was boundless as time passed on our minds. We were barely and we grieved the loss of friends, male into our twenties and never and female, or were introduced to chronic imagined a time when one of us would be illness with all its devastating problems. alone. We certainly never thought a woman At that point in time, Long Term Care and would need life insurance as much as a Critical Care insurance were unheard of. By the time Long Term Care insurance man. Back then most women didn’t work, especially once they had children. Those came on the market, I was a well spouse. that did often worked part time. Armed My support group brought in a speaker with a false sense of invincibility, we never and most of us signed on before LTC was thought about mothers dying or becom- even past its infancy. Our impetus for buying the coverage ing chronically ill. was our experience. We were oblivious There was no way we well There was no way to the fact that life we well spouses happens and should spouses wanted our children wanted our chilyou need to hire dren to cope with someone to do the to cope with what we were what we were dealhousekeeping and ing with should we childcare tasks, the dealing with should we become ill. Though cost could be astrobecome ill. money does not take nomical. the illness away, it But we had a certainly helps you responsible friend cope better, and alwho was a lawyer.  lows you and your I was married less ill spouse to have than a year when a better quality of he invited us and life in whatever cirseveral other young cumstance you find couples to his home yourself in. And so for a very unusual most of us in that party – a will making party. Because of his own experience, well spouse support group found the he was adamant that each of us have wills. money to purchase a policy for ourselves As we munched on goodies, he called us while hoping we would never have to make into his office one at a time. We left his a claim. I am happy to say that so far, all home more responsible than when we these many years later, no one has. Critical Care Insurance is relatively arrived. Not only did we each have wills, but he had also discussed the need for new. With people living longer the chanclife insurance for both husband and wife, es of a critical illness has risen. As one life insurance company wrote, “According to especially once children arrived. And so in our little social group we Canadian statistics, on average, one out of became probably the only young marrieds every two men and one in three women who had wills and life insurance before age are diagnosed with a stroke, heart attack 25. And as life took its toll, we developed and cancer. Even though the rate of critical a deep appreciation for the need for these illness increases every year, progress in

medicine makes it possible for patients to recover from serious illnesses like never before. As you recover, you may not be able to earn an income, your outgoings could rise significantly....Critical Illness Insurance is a reliable product that can protect you and your family should you be diagnosed with a covered illness or condition.” Just what are the factors involved in making this decision? Do you have any of the following that must be paid monthly: mortgage/rent, loans, children’s tuition, health care, life or other insurance, car payments, housekeeper, etc? Will you need any of the following: nursing care, orderly service, ramps, wheelchair, scooter, lift, hospital bed, chair lift, house and bathroom renovations, child care, car modification or an accessible vehicle? Will you want to avail yourself of treatment in another state or province? How will you cope with the expense of getting there, the consultation bills, costs of tests, lodging, food, etc? What is the cost of radiation, transplant, bypass, mastectomy, private nursing care? The figures are astronomical.  Some of us have, Baruch Hashem, been able to live comfortably. We worked hard and managed to save and provide ourselves with comfortable retirement living. We hope to be able to leave some of that to our children after 120 years. But should we be one of the frightening statistics mentioned above, how long will the money we have sacrificed to save last – and will it be enough? I am not an insurance salesman and deciding if a policy is good for you or even if you need such insurance is a very personal decision. But, having had my own experience with loss and

illness, I wanted to make my readers aware of what they potentially face should illness come to visit them or their loved one. Critical Care insurance is relatively new. I am simply making you aware that it exists. Many of you who read my column have been caregivers for a long time and know only too well just how difficult that position is. Any help you can give yourself, any assistance you can afford is wonderful. Of course, the younger you are the more affordable these policies are. Some cost less than many young people spend for their daily high-end cup of coffee. The older we are, the more the premiums may sound like a lottery winning in reverse. So insurance is definitely something better bought when you are young. It is a topic we need to discuss with our children and urge them to discuss the pros and cons with their spouses.  We all need to be aware of what is available and decide what our needs are and what we can afford – it is a very personal decision. Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com.


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F E AT U R E

Victims Of

Terror

BY RHONA LEWIS

The Soccer Player Who Almost Didn’t Walk

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uval Tzadok’s black eyes shine with a joie de vivre that was almost puffed out when an army maneuver in his elite battalion went wrong and put him in a wheelchair. Today, he’s the goalkeeper on OneFamily’s soccer team. Admits coach Ami Ben David, “I expect them to give me everything.”

Yuval was immediately evacuated to Failed Maneuver In 2006, twenty-one-year-old Yuval Hadassah Ein Kerem. There in the OrthoTzadok was stationed at the Ofer mili- pedic Trauma Unit, Professor Yoel Finkeltary camp on the outskirts of Ramallah stein removed the chips of the crushed disc in the central West Bank, ten kilometers in an eleven-hour operation. “I was told there was very north of Jerulittle chance salem. He was that I’d ever a solider in the walk again,” he elite Duchifat says. For Yuval, counter-terrorwho was exism battalion, tremely athletic which is part and involved in of the Kfir Brigymnastics, the gade (Lion Cub terrible progBrigade) of the nosis hit parIDF Central ticularly hard. Command in“But within a fantry division. Yuval (center) with coach Ami and Shai holding trophies and a week, I slowly The Duchifat medal won by the soccer team. began to feel battalion specializes in urban combat and its soldiers my legs once again,” he says with another bear the responsibility of protecting the smile. Immediately after his injury, OneJewish communities in the area. Maneuvers Family reached out to Yuval. OneFamily include counter-terror operations, appre- empowers victims of terror to rebuild their hension of Palestinian terrorists, patrols, lives by offering financial support and thermanning checkpoints and regular security apeutic assistance programs for orphans of both parents, orphans of one parent, activities. “We left in five jeeps before dawn to bereaved parents, widows and widowers, take part in a maneuver. Visibility was low bereaved siblings, and wounded victims. and judging distances and obstacles was OneFamily also provides support for soltricky despite our infra-red equipment. diers injured in action. After successfully completing the maneuLearning to Walk Again ver, we started heading back to our camp,” Yuval spent the next six months at Yuval begins, his slim hand smoothing his black beard. “I was in the first jeep of the Hadassah Har Hatzofim Rehabilitation convoy. Suddenly, the road disappeared… Center learning how to walk again. “My it happens in these areas,” he explains battalion commander sent fellow soldiers with a tight smile. “We plunged down a to me every single day. Their job was to tw- meter fall. The enormous jolt crushed tell me to get up and walk even though I insisted I couldn’t,” Yuval recalls. The supa disc in my spinal cord.”

port of his peers, together with intensive helps victims rebuild their self-esteem and physiotherapy sessions and an amazingly brings them back to the person they were.” sunny nature that shined throughout the Indeed, for terror victims who suffer from interview, pushed Yuval out of his wheel- depression, coming to the weekly training chair. Thanks to a second operation, which sessions is an anchor in a sea of agony. involved replacing the crushed disc with a Friendships formed with other victims pin and a bone from a different joint in his provide support, as no one understands body, Yuval graduated to walking with a the challenges they are facing as well as walker and a year later moved on to crutch- another victim. Sometimes, the jokes they es. “I am considered 89% disabled; back share border on black humor. “As the years pain is my constant companion; I can’t run go by, friends of victims generally find it as well as I used to and the summersaults harder and harder to keep attending the of my athletics yearly memorial are only a memservices held for How does Ami cope with being ory,” Yuval says. lost loved ones,” “Although I limp Ami. drawn into the maelstrom of pain explains slightly, today I “But team memcan actually walk bers always make that victims of terror live with? – something conthe effort to go to sidered a miracle each other’s serby the medical team that treated me.” vices…they know how important it is.” While still in hospital, Yuval learned As coach, Ami is in close contact with that he was to receive the prestigious Pres- his men and sometimes morphs into a idential Award, given annually on Inde- social worker of sorts. “I notice how my pendence Day to 120 outstanding soldiers team members are feeling and pass along and officers. “When I got the call and the on changes so that OneFamily can offer clerk realized I was in a wheelchair, he told additional support when it’s needed.” This me not to worry: I wouldn’t need to stand is particularly so at the annual national through the ceremony – I could sit!” When league held over a weekend. After a day former president Moshe Katsav awarded of playing hard, team members open up the medals, Yuval noticed that another in- their hearts and Ami is there for them. jured female soldier also remained seated. “I was never the kind of person to hug During the year of rehabilitation, Yuval another man,” admits Ami, “But coaching felt himself drawing closer to Judaism. By these men who are brave enough to rebuild the end of the year, he was shomer mitzvot. their shattered lives has taught me how to At a barbeque held by OneFamily, Yuval reach out.” met his future wife, Sigalit, who was doing “OneFamily’s team comprises beSheirut Leumi with the organization. His reaved and physically injured members,” connection with OneFamily has remained explains Ami. “Yet we play against regular strong thanks to his ongoing involvement teams and we win,” he adds with a comwith its soccer team. petitive glint in his eye. “For two years we moved up in the workers league that feaSoccer for Terror Victims tures teams; the third year we won second Soccer, touted as the most popular place,” he says with pride. sport in Israel, is governed by the Israel How does Ami cope with being drawn Soccer Association (IFA). All of Israel’s pro- into the maelstrom of pain that victims of fessional soccer clubs, as well as workers terror live with? The coach brings his heavy leagues, semi-professional and amateur hand hard down against his barreled chest. clubs are members. Ami, who played on “I’ve made some money in my life,” he the well-known Beitar team for ten years, says, “But nothing gives me the pleasure I and later coached an Ethiopian ethnic team, get from being a coach. My family knows volunteered to coach OneFamily’s team. that I’ll push aside closing a contract in Four years ago, the team joined the league favor of my team. My team members that includes teams from organizations have been plunged into trauma, but they such as Hadassah Hospital and the Bezek come out. We see results. From the place telephone company. Last year, having of the deepest pain, sprout love and hope.” grown from seventeen to twenty members, Ami turns to look at Yuval, “Yuval’s wife the original team split into two. takes excellent care of him, making sure “Sport is a form of positive release,” ex- he doesn’t lift heavy things or even bend plains Shai Moshe, director of OneFamily’s over because these actions could damage young adult division. Of course, soccer is his back,” he declares with a fatherly smile. a lot of fun and offers the benefits of phys- “She’s the perfect wife and the entire team ical fitness, but more than that, the sport benefits from her cooking skills!”


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F E AT U R E

Shabbos Mevorchim Tammuz

By The Light of the Moon THE ESSENCE AND LESSONS OF THE JEWISH MONTH

BY RACHEL WEISS

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e bentch Rosh Chodesh Tammuz on Shabbos Parshas Korach, Rosh Chodesh falling on Shabbos Kodesh and Yom Rishon (June 28 and 29). This month has been associated with tragedy and misfortune throughout our h i s t o r y – ever since Moshe Rabbeinu descended the mountain with the Luchos in hand. Greeted with the distressing sight of his people dancing around a golden calf (a transgression of idol worship that was the root cause of the destruction of the first Bais HaMikdash), Moshe dropped the Luchos and broke them. Next came the sin of the spies who were sent by Moshe on the 17th of Tammuz to assess the inhabitability of the Holy Land and report back their findings – a lamentable show of distrust in G-d that eventually culminated in the destruction of the second Bais HaMikdash. Among the yahrtzeits commemorated during Tammuz are those of the first Bobover Rebbe; the Trisker Maggid; the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe; Rabeinu Tam; R’ Baruch Frankel-Teomim (6 Tammuz); the Alter of Ger; the Baal HaTurim; the Shagas Aryeh; the Ramak; Yosef HaTzaddik; R’ Elazar Abuchatzeira; R’ Elazar of Lizhensk; the Yismach Moshe; and Rashi (29 Tammuz). HaRav Baruch Frankel-Teomim (also known as Baruch Taam) was the father-inlaw of the holy Rebbe of Sanz (the Divrei Chaim), and the great-grandson of the famed Kabbalist, R’ Nosson Nota Shapira, the Megale Amukos. A Gaon in his own right, R’ Baruch was regarded as a Gadol HaDor of his time. At the age of eighteen he had already been appointed Av Beis Din in the city of Vizhnitz in Galicia, a post he held for over 23 years. He then moved to Leipnik where he served as Grand Rebbe with great distinction for almost all of his remaining years. His tremendous ahavas Yisrael was legendary… In the city of Leipnik, there lived a poor man by the name of Yossel who peddled

his meager wares day after day. Known by all as a happy-go-lucky fellow, Yossel’s lackluster parnassah never got the better of him. His dejected-looking wife, however, hardly shared his simchas ha’chayim and Yossel would often attempt to cheer her with words of chizuk. As he was walking to the marketplace one day, the post wagon came riding by. When the dust cleared, Yossel noticed two pieces of mail lying on the ground. While one seemed like ordinary mail, the other was far from ordinary: it was an envelope containing a tidy sum of 30,000 marks! Stuffing his newfound wealth in his pocket, Yossel chased after the wagon. He managed to catch the attention of its driver and handed him the one plain envelope. Yossel soon greeted his wife with a jovial “Did I tell you not to fret? Luck has finally shined on us!” His distraught wife scolded him for his dishonesty. “Don’t worry,” countered Yossel. “No one will suffer from the ‘lost’ envelope. The postal business belongs to the government which has enough funds to cover the loss.” Her husband’s words failed to placate the good woman who insisted that holding on to money that was not theirs made them outright thieves. When Yossel wouldn’t come around to her way of thinking, his wife reasoned that the postal authorities would soon come looking for their lost envelope… “Since you returned one envelope to them, they will naturally suspect you of keeping the other for yourself.” The import of her logic was not lost on Yossel who hastily sought and found a secure hiding place for the money… with just moments to spare before two postal agents came knocking on their door to inquire about the lost envelope. Yossel feigned complete innocence, as his unhappy wife stood silently by. She wasn’t, after all, going to give her husband up to see him hauled off to jail. Yossel was arrested on suspicion of

theft nonetheless. The town was in an uproar… an innocent man languished in jail while his wife and children were bereft of their breadwinner. At the same time, the postal service offered a reward of 500 gulden to anyone who would be of help in recovering the stolen money. Yossel’s agitated wife retrieved the envelope from its hiding place and made her way to R’ Baruch Frankel-Teomim, who was widely known for his extraordinary wisdom and perceptiveness. As she neared the rav’s home she could hear him learning with his talmidim. Not wishing to disrupt their Torah study, she discreetly tossed the envelope through an open window of the rav’s study and left before anyone noticed her presence. When the rav saw the markings on the envelope, he instantly knew it was the one poor Yossel had been accused of stealing. R’ Baruch Taam was in a quandary… if he returned the money to the postal authorities, the simple truth of how he had acquired it could possibly create a worse predicament for the city’s Jews, who might then all be accused of collaborating together to cover the crime of one of their own. R’ Baruch stepped out to clear his mind and reflect upon this unexpected dilemma that had literally landed at his feet. On his walk he encountered none other than the city’s priest who greeted him warmly. The rav’s deep contemplation had the priest inquire whether he could be of any help. Turning to face the priest, R’ Baruch asked, “If someone confides something to you in the way of a confession, are you obligated to keep it a secret?” “Of course,” replied the priest. “These are confidences I am not permitted to reveal to anyone!” After ascertaining that the priest was allowed to receive confession from “outsiders” as well, the rav said he had a confession to make – with one caveat: that it take place in the priest’s home rather than in the church. The bewildered priest agreed; an exception could certainly be made for the rabbi whom he held in high esteem.

At the appointed time, R’ Baruch appeared at the home of the priest, where he confessed the truth about how he had obtained the envelope in his possession. The rav then asked the priest to take it from him and present it to the postal authorities, having “received it in the process of confession.” The priest would not be obliged to reveal any further detail, for confessions were known to be held in the strictest of confidentialities. The priest was pleased with R’ Baruch’s proposal, and by the following day word quickly circulated that the money had been found. Yossel was promptly freed and sent home. Effusive in her praise of R’ Baruch and his wisdom, Yossel’s wife advised him to pay the rav a visit to personally convey his gratitude in person and to confess the entire truth to him. R’ Baruch was overjoyed at seeing Yossel before him – who, in turn, let the rav know that he was not innocent and expressed his sincere regret at having had allowed himself to fall prey to his evil inclination. Just then the priest stopped by to give the rav the reward money from the postal authorities. Declining to accept it, the rav insisted the money belonged to the priest who had extricated him from his untoward dilemma. The priest adamantly refused to take ‘payment’ for his deed and advised the rav to give it to the poor if he didn’t wish to keep it for himself. R’ Baruch’s attention was suddenly drawn to poor Yossel who had been wordlessly witnessing the back and forth. “Ah, here we have Yossel, the victim who has suffered more than anyone and is truly a needy soul,” exclaimed the rav. “I believe the reward money to be rightfully his...” Yossel accepted the 500 gulden upon the rav’s urging and invested the money in a small enterprise. He subsequently became a successful businessman, distributed charity unstintingly and was never needy again – owing in no small part to the righteous woman at his side.


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JEWISH ART

Lincoln Square Synagogue Sanctuary (2013), John Cetra: Architect Courtesy Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York, NY

Jewish Arts BY RICHARD MCBEE

Sanctuary Lincoln Square Synagogue and Mark Podwal’s Terezin Suite “Sanctuary, sanctuary sanctuary…” proclaims Quasimodo as he rescues Esmeralda, the gypsy girl unjustly accused of murder, and whisks her into the protection of the looming Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The 1939 film Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara, is surprisingly filled with veiled references to the plight of the Jews in Europe. The notion of the church as a place of refuge is a major theme, regardless of the historical irony. Sanctuary is simultaneously a place of holiness where all are forbidden to enter and a place of protection for all. Needless to say, sanctuary reverberates throughout the ages in our synagogues and communal history. Both the groundbreaking design of the new Lincoln Square Synagogue and the current exhibition of Mark Podwal’s artwork at the Terezin Ghetto Museum in the Czech Republic reflect an engagement of the sanctuary motif.

Lincoln Square Synagogue Sanctuary Approaching the Lincoln Square Synagogue from the north, two massive arms of grey stone embrace the undulating glass façade of the sanctuary and beit medrash. These “arms” stand as silent Basalt stone guardians, punctuated by only six small windows on each side. Comfortably framed thus, the massive first-floor sanctuary and second-floor study-hall and library become a glowing hearth of Jewish devotion and learning for the Upper West Side. With the lights on at night this metaphor is literally true as the clear glass walls cast a warm glow on the sidewalk and Amsterdam Avenue. During the daytime the effect reverses, the clear glass welcoming inside a sense of the surrounding urban throng’s hustle and bustle. Sanctuary here is an idealized celebration of openness, light and interchange. This design by architect John Cetra (Cetra/CRI Architecture PLLC) observes the strictures of physical halachic orientation (facing east) as well as the social goals of communal inclusion and acceptance sought by the congregation. Cetra strove to expand the inthe-round model Lincoln Square Synagogue Façade (2013), stone and glass, John Cetra: Architect Courtesy Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York, NY

found in the old synagogue sanctuary just up the block into a civic orientation that would set a fundamental tone of friendliness and engagement. The result is remarkably successful. Frequently the motif of explicit Jewish symbols in architecture has been used in modernist synagogues in a misplaced attempt to create a parochial architectural language for Jewish clients. Seldom is it convincing either conveying meaning or interesting architecture. Modernist and post-modernist form is persuasive in terms of function and invention rather than theology. Interestingly enough, much memorable synagogue architecture is simply wonderful evocations of dominant architectural styles of the time. The Prague Altneuschul (1270) is a fine example of a medieval Gothic chapel; the Scuolo Grande Spagnola in Venice (1640) a masterpiece of Venetian Baroque and the Touro Synagogue (1763) in Newport, Rhode Island a Georgian Colonial gem. This new architecture of Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first major new synagogue building in Manhattan in decades, allows the predominance of light entering the building and emanating from it to present an extremely powerful and positive message to all who encounter this shul. It proclaims that it is an ideal environment in which to pray and learn. The warm wooden-clad portal penetrates the stone façade and brings one into the cool and functional lobby area. The tall windows at the far end with a vista of trees and the classically lit wall panels that line the curving sanctuary exterior give a hint of what awaits a visitor as he or she steps into the grand space of the sanctuary proper. Six hundred and thirteen small lights embedded high in the ceiling generously light the space. Indirect light cascades down the gently angled wooden panels

that curve around the walls, providing more light and overall satisfactory acoustics for seating that accommodates over 400 people. This is a genuinely large space that feels comfortable, relaxed and surprisingly intimate. The round design of the old synagogue has been opened up to a horseshoe-shaped seating pattern that embraces both the bimah and the large elegant aron (designed by David Ascalon), strategically positioned in the middle of the glass wall that floods the space with natural light. A translucent scrim of curtains shields the lower part of the wall to remove distraction and provide complete privacy to worshipers. When one considers the transparency of the glass exterior wall, it creates a curious feeling of being simultaneously connected to the city outside and yet shielded and secured inside in a place of holiness. Private, communal and yet not shut off or ghettoized. This new Lincoln Square Synagogue is a stunning addition to the architectural lexicon of modern sacred spaces, at heart a simple sanctuary that provides refuge, community and dialogue, amply reflecting the aspirations of its bustling Modern Orthodox New York community.

“All This Has Come Upon Us…”

Mark Podwal at Terezin Ghetto Museum Sanctuary is a place of refuge, solace and protection that easily functions as a mental as well as physical state. Mark Podwal’s (markpodwal.com) latest series


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JEWISH ART of artworks provides a kind of summation of a lifetime of mournful contemplation of Jewish history; a chilling chronicle of Jewish misfortune tempered by the balm of the Book of Psalms and his elegant artworks. The timing of the release of these works surely reflects the growing apprehension that the world is growing more dangerous for the Jewish state and especially urgent for the threatened European Jewish communities. History has seldom been so relevant. Podwal has chosen 40 historical moments in chronological order to unite verses from Psalms with his images that focus on the threats of historical anti-Semitism. The collection is currently on exhibition at the Terezin Ghetto Museum until July and the originals (or Giclee Archival Print Limited Edition) will be shown at other museums in the Czech Republic in the near future. After surveying the “evil speech” of Pharaoh, the abominations of Antiochus and pain of Exile, Podwal considers the “The Holy City 1099,” the First Crusade’s capture of Jerusalem that resulted in “the massacre of Muslims in their mosque and the burning of Jews in the main synagogue.” The chilling text of Psalm 3:3, “The great say of my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him from God, Selah!’” reflects the heavenly onslaught of swords, battle axes and other instruments of war falling on the Holy City against a blood red sky. We didn’t have a chance. Seemingly not content with actually killing Jews, Christians waged a constant battle against the Oral Law, climaxing with the burning of the Talmud at the order of Pope Gregory IX in Paris in “Letters Soaring 1240” (actually carried out in June 1242). Our anguish is expressed against a deceptively pacific blue sky over a city’s medieval towers; Hebrew letters are borne aloft with little angel wings overseen by three purplish medieval gargoyles. Podwal’s image of course reflects the Talmudic tale in Avodah Zarah 18a of the execution of Rabbi Hanina burned with a Torah scroll in which he declares, “The parchment is burning but the letters are soaring on high.” On the facing page is the haunting Hebrew text, similarly winged around a burning book, “Your first utterance is truth, and Your every righteous ordinance is for all time” (Psalm 119:160). Podwal forces us to confront that generation after generation (this image spans over 1,000 years) we acknowledge God’s incomprehensible justice with a stubborn faith. “Fez 1465” was no exception to the persistent Jew hatred; “when the Sultan appointed a Jew as Prime Minister, the town

revolted. The Sultan and his Minister were assassinated and the Jews massacred.” The image of an Islamic sword piercing a hamsa well reflects Psalm 37:14, “The wicked drew a sword and bent their bows, to bring down the poor and the destitute, to slaughter those of upright ways.” The hamsa as a protective amulet, first known among the Arabs as the hand of Fatima, Muhammed’s daughter, is here ironically both the bearer of the Hebrew excoriation and its victim, perhaps alluding to the self-destructive nature of anti-Semitism. Podwal’s complex combination of images and Hebrew text results in considerably unique understandings of the simple list of anti-Semitic episodes. He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us. “Blood Libel Polna 1899” depicts the distinctive church towers of the central Czech town that was the site of an infamous blood libel concerning the murder of 19-year-old Christian girl. While the falsely accused Jew was convicted but never executed, in Podwal’s image a red stain hangs over the town framing a hovering matzah, the horrific ‘substance’ of the accusation. The verse (Psalm 16:4) “I shall not pour their libations of blood” is radically reinterpreted to reflect God’s mercy on the Jews of Polna, refusing to allow their blood to be shed. Significantly the psalm begins with the supplication, “Protect me, O God, for I have sought refuge in You,” providing the opening for Podwal’s optimism in the face of the scourge of the blood libel. Ultimately, Podwal’s deep and abiding faith comes through in the letter “aleph” crowned in “Praise.” Psalm 8:2 declares, “How majestic is Your name throughout the earth” and the might and glory of the Holy Name that encapsulates that which is unnamable, unknowable and ineffable is coronated as the beginning, the aleph, of all creation. The entire verse clusters around 4 iterations of the first Hebrew letter, linking majesty and might with the foundation of the universe. Sanctuary is the means by which God’s holiness can dwell with and become accessible to us. It is the refuge God gives us in times good and bad. Our experiences of the trials of ever-present anti-Semitism send us to the bastions of blind faith as well as the depths of despair. And yet we return, to the Holy One, in His sanctuary. Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Please feel free to contact him with comments at richardmcbee.com

The Holy City 1099 (2013), acrylic, gouache, colored pencil on paper by Mark Podwal Courtesy the artist

Letters Soaring 1240 (2013), acrylic, gouache, colored pencil on paper by Mark Podwal Courtesy the artist

Praise (2013), acrylic, gouache, colored pencil on paper by Mark Podwal Courtesy the artist

Blood Libel Polna 1899 (2013), acrylic, gouache, colored pencil on paper by Mark Podwal Courtesy the artist

Fez 1465 (2013), acrylic, gouache, colored pencil on paper by Mark Podwal Courtesy the artist


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F E AT U R E When I find myself checking out of the supermarket with two giant packages, I know I’m out of touch with our present reality. BY ANN GOLDBERG

Letting Go – Of Family Size Shopping

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t was difficult enough letting go of our children. When you’ve had a house filled with seven children for many years who gradually, one after the other, marry and disappear to set up their own homes, well, it was bound to be difficult getting used to the sound of just me and my husband rattling around the homestead. Older and wiser people had been warning me of the psychological side effects I would suffer. I would no longer have a purpose, they said. Be prepared. Find other interests. So I did. But what they never warned me about was how difficult it would be to get used to shopping for a family of two (going on 25 on weekends, but that’s a different story). It’s so difficult for me to turn my back on the special offers we used to search for in the old days. Two family-size packs of soap powder for the price of one (nowadays, each one would probably last

It’s so difficult for me to turn my back on the special offers we used to search for in the old days. six months), five packets of spaghetti for the price of four (I must have had a blackout and forgotten that we hate spaghetti; it’s the kids who love it.) When I find myself checking out of the supermarket with the two giant

packages of toilet paper – 64 rolls in each – I know I’m out of touch with our present reality. But by then, it’s just too embarrassing to put them back, telling the people behind me in the line, “Sorry, I forgot the kids are all married.” On the same day that I bought that toilet paper, my husband turned up from a stint at the market with 3 kilograms of oranges, 4 kilograms of tomatoes and a wholesale size 10-kilogram bag of flour. I was going to ask him if he knew that most of the fruit and vegetables would be rotten before we’d manage to eat them, but I knew he’d just turn round and point to the shoulder-high packages of toilet paper he’d fallen over on his way to the kitchen. A n d it’s not like they all got married last year. We are blessed with over 30 grandchildren, the oldest of whom is 16, so in theory we have had plenty of time to get used to the dwindling numbers in our household.

Another thing we can’t bring ourselves to let go of is our second telephone line. I’m not talking about another extension, so I don’t have to run in search of the blessed cordless phone which is never where I expect it to be before the call goes onto the answering machine. No, I mean another line, with a different number. It made sense when we had six teenage daughters all vying for their innate right to talk to their friends 24/6. And, in case you were wondering, no, we didn’t think it was a good idea to get them each their own cell phone. There are other ways of ending up in the poorhouse without signing a blank check made out to the ravenous bank accounts of the cell phone companies. So, with six teenage daughters, we decided we had to get another line if we wanted to either receive or make the occasional call. But why do two mature grandparents need two telephone lines? We don’t talk to each other on the telephone from inside the house and if we did it would be cheaper to do it on our cell phones – in fact, we are two grandparents with four telephone lines between us. It really is ludicrous, and a tremendous waste of money. But I know that canceling one, apart from saving us a lot of money, will also make us feel that our lives are dwindling away and not just our bank accounts.

My cooking habits have yet to catch up with reality as well. Even though we always have children and grandchildren for Shabbat, I still cook as though everyone is a hungry teenager as opposed to the many who are little children and prefer to play rather than eat. Consequently my quantities are way out of proportion to what we really need. As my husband says, “We have fresh chicken for Shabbat. Then we have leftovers on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and sometimes even Thursday, then we start again the next day with fresh chicken. It’s not that I don’t like chicken – but enough is enough already.” So much for my conviction that I was disguising the leftover chicken by adding some fried vegetables, rice and a dash of soy sauce and calling it Chinese stir fry. And we won’t even discuss the vegetable soup and ratatouille I made last month after my husband returned home with what appeared to be the entire surplus stock of Israel’s farming community. Had the combined armies of Israel and the United States turned up on our doorstep I could have satisfied their hunger pangs for a week – assuming of course they really like eggplant and squash. But my husband had the last laugh. Some years ago he came back from a shopping expedition with two small saucepans. He was immediately set upon by his children who, while laughing hysterically, wanted to know whether he thought he was a newlywed and when on earth would we use such tiny cooking pots with such a large family. Well they’ve come out of their boxes now and are in regular use. The only problem is, it takes an awful long time to cook 10 kilograms of carrots (on special offer) in these little pots.


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F E AT U R E God gives us our lives and our life situations, both the gifts and challenges, but it’s up to us to create our own reality. BY ROSALLY SALTSMAN

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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haron used to work at the desk opposite mine and she supplied a lot of daytime

drama. There were the

arguments with her ex-husband; the calls from the schools in regards to her children’s academic and behavioral problems; the men she met on the Internet who became obsessed with her and wouldn’t take no for an answer; her attempts to lose weight (she weighed 104 kilo) and her gastronomic plans (she’s an excellent cook) which usually involved large portions of meat. These were interspersed with her attempts to pay her bills and to juggle her life as a single mother. Sharon is very warm and larger than life (not just physically) and she had a lot of positive energy which sometimes burst out into song or cries to God to help her cope. Well, God heard her. In the last year and a half she: lost 24 kg, started a home bakery business, koshered her kitchen and became more religious, quit her job and started studying for a BA in Government and Society (for which she received a full scholarship), met a decent, normal guy on the Internet with whom she is discussing a permanent future, transferred her son to a high school connected to the Israeli Aviation Industry which has given him wings in many ways, taken parenting classes to help her improve her relation-

ship with her children (the schools don’t call anymore), has become a vegan (much to my dismay now that she’s koshered her kitchen) and has just gotten a job waitressing to support her studies. How does someone make so many

Sharon isn’t old but she isn’t that young either. life changes? It’s like a tsunami washed over her, changing the landscape of her life and unearthed a ship of sunken treasures. Sharon says that Hashem’s salva t i o n c a n come in the blink of an eye. And she’s right and it did, but Sharon had something to do with it too. Well, it all started with a bet with someone else in our office of who could lose the most weight. Even though it was clear there was no contest, and she would win hands down, Sharon kept going. I and another co-worker kept urging her to kosher her kitchen since she would often bring her delicacies in and we couldn’t savor them. After hearing me say this almost every day, she finally did and at the same time starting keeping Shabbat. She didn’t give up like many of us would, and do, when she attracted guy after guy who wasn’t for her; she kept looking for

Mr. Right and she found him, Baruch Hashem. She persisted until she found solutions to her children’s problems and she didn’t give up on her dream for higher education, even though she didn’t have any idea how she would support herself while she was pursuing this dream. (She’s excelling in her studies by the way, earning very high marks) and she didn’t give up on her dream of catering. Sharon isn’t old but she isn’t that

but another says He was talking to us. God gives us our lives and our life situations, b o t h t h e gifts and challenges, but it’s up to us to create our own reality. It takes belief in yourself, perseverance, faith, a certain amount

Many of us sigh and resign ourselves to situations we think we can’t change

young either. She’s 35. Now certainly that’s not too old to do any of the above-mentioned things. But it is more than a bit challenging at this age to do all of them at the same time. Many of us sigh and resign ourselves to situations we think we can’t change whether they’re work-related or relationship-related, whether they’re physical or emotional. I mean, think how hard it is to make any lifestyle change. But that must be Sharon’s secret. She didn’t think about it, she did something about it and she completely transformed her life in a little over a year. In other words, she recreated herself – which is what we’re supposed to be doing. God said, “Let us make man.” One perush says He was talking to the angels,

of risk and sacrifice. It also requires being open to change and new ideas. But it is possible. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Of course it also requires siyatta d’Shmaya, but in her quest for self-improvement and charting a better course for her life, Sharon didn’t forget about God. With every change she implemented, she drew Him more into her life and He blessed her endeavors. Sharon says she’s still the same person. That’s the point – she was always brimming with positive energy, she always had a spiritual bend – and that led her to positive change. However, she began using her energies differently, made different choices and forged a different path which led her to be, well, not exactly the same person. Life is dynamic and we can grab that brass ring, but we have to be willing to take a chance and realize that God is just waiting to help us.


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F E AT U R E I gradually came to regard my good reputation as being something of a stalker, a shadowy figure that hounded me mercilessly. BY B. SCHREIBER

The Bad Rap of a

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hen my fifth grade teacher, Miss Lutzger, asked the class to write a composition showing our understanding of irony, which we had just learned about in a story, I had a brilliant idea. Or so I thought. I wrote about three sisters named Tova Gittel, Yaffa Shaindel and Bina. As was required by the assignment, Tova’s behavior was thoroughly reprehensible, Yaffa was decidedly unattractive and Bina was rather obtuse. But Bina happened to be quite pretty, while Yaffa was pretty clever, so they agreed to exchange names. Tova then decided that her only recourse

parents ruach hakodesh when they name their children,” it declared. What a shame, she had missed the point entirely! I considered this somewhat of a personal affront, especially because the winning composition was completely unimaginative as it insipidly mimicked the original story. But more importantly, I was perturbed about my teacher’s lack of sympathy

As the oldest girl at home, I was der groiseh (the big one), and of course big sisters are supposed to be a role model for their younger siblings. was to try to live up to hers. My story focused on Tova’s struggles to replace the red “D” for conduct on her report card with a dignified black or blue “A.” However, it was Tova’s ego that turned black and blue because all she had to show for her prodigious efforts was an inglorious “C.” Poor Tova learned that bad reputations do not die prettily. Apparently, Miss Lutzger did not like my essay because she did not ask me to read it aloud, nor did she post it on the coveted corner of the classroom bulletin board, which was specifically reserved for the best writing of the week. Her written comment showed her objection to the foundation of my story. “Hashem gives

for my own situation. Subconsciously, I suppose, I had expected her to read between the lines, as she always asked us to do, and realize that my story was an appeal to readers to understand what a heavy burden it is to live up to one’s reputation – even a good one, as was the case with me. As the oldest girl at home, I was der groiseh (the big one), and of course big sisters are supposed to be a role model for their younger siblings. So when Baily, Soshy and Chavy, who were between two and four-and-a-half years my junior,

Good Reputation used an old mattress as a trampoline minutes before the trash collectors came, I couldn’t with good conscience join them because “seh pazt nisht” (it’s not fitting behavior) for the dignified nine year old I was at the time. Figuring out the parameters of acceptable behavior wasn’t too difficult, but maintaining my reputation as an angel was no fun. Whenever my mother exchanged progeny stories with my aunts, any amusingly mischievous acts I might have been involved in were never retold. Instead, I was featured as an exemplary child, a dream of a daughter, a girl almost beyond reproach. I hoped someone would protest that a child could not possibly be quite so well-behaved, but no one ever did. It did not help my image that Mama’s favorite story about me took place as early as kindergarten. She had come to pick me up one day, and the teacher happily told her, “I have amazing news. Bashie was naughty today!” My sterling reputation followed me wherever I went, in the schoolyard, at camp, through shidduchim – actually, this was the first time people became suspi-

cious! – in the workplace (this was the second time), and around the neighborhood. Try as I might, I could not escape it. Who accepted Cousin Kalman’s dare and put chocolate chips, patterned in the shape of number thirteen, into the chopped liver at Sender’s bar mitzvah? Certainly not Bashie. Immune as everyone thought I was to peer pressure, they reasoned I could be counted on not to stoop to such pranks. Of course, that’s precisely why Kalman dared me, and why I accepted. How to explain that a telltale bag of chips was intentionally sticking out of my coat pocket? As I later found out, my relatives figured I was nobly, if misguidedly, covering up for someone who had an overextended behavioral “debit” account. So this attempt of mine to tarnish my reputation was a waste of time, as well as a waste of perfectly good chips. I gradually came to regard my good reputation as being something of a stalker, a shadowy figure that hounded me mercilessly. At every stage of my life, my peers could not understand why this annoyed me. “I should have only such a problem,” they blessed themselves. My experiences have made me reflect on the unreliability of reputations: If I have a positive one that I feel I do not truly deserve, there must be people who carry a negative reputation like an albatross around their necks even though this is not completely warranted. The latter situation is far worse, for surely, they could not write an essay entitled “The Good in a Bad Reputation.” In the final analysis, then, I’ll stick with my pekeleh (little bundle of troubles), after all.


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F E AT U R E All the glory of a princess is within.

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Royal

Modesty

Apparently, while the Queen is cerhat happened when elementa- the educational program at our school.” The school held an assembly to discuss tainly modest in her dress and conduct, ry students in Brooklyn wrote the Queen’s statement. “The regal bearing it is clear that the subject of modesty is a to the of the Queen has always been highlighted sensitive one, especially in the royal family, Queen by the modesty and dignity of her dress and it is “not a matter on which Her Majof England about esty would personally comment.” code,” she says. tzniut? They got The SCO also conveyed the Queen’s The girls decided to write a combined a letter from the letter to the Queen, asking her to elaborate blessing for “good wishes to you all and to palace. on the importance of modesty. They mailed everyone at Bais Yaakov Ohel Sarah for a Mrs. Sarah the letter, doubting the Queen would take most enjoyable and successful school year.” Mendelsohn, While the school’s guiding approach is, the time to answer. Principal of Bais like many other Bais Yaakov schools, the They were right, sort of. Yaakov Ohel SarTo their happy surprise they received a Torah and halacha, one if its declared aims ah in Brooklyn, NY, was intrigued when she read about reply from the Queen’s Senior Correspon- is to inculcate a Jewish mindset in the girls so that their responses to Queen Elizabeth II’s request that Duchess dence Officer. the world with which Kate, her grandson’s they interact will be auwife, dress in a manthentically Jewish. Their ner befitting her staSARAH BAIS YAAKOV OHEL 29 112 faith, their thought protus as the wife of one yn, New York 2221 Avenue R, Brookl Sarah Dabah Campus heir to the throne and the mother of Her Majesty the Queen another. Buckingham Palace “This forms part London, SW1A, 1AA of a deliberate move February 25, 2014 United Kingdom to shift the Duchess’ image from High Street to high end, Your Majesty, in the United States. timeless Royal elem in Brooklyn, New York ool sch l’s gir a of pal well as instilling in the I am the princi gance – without losa strong education, as ts den e stu eon our som ing of le giv jesty as an examp Our school is based on we have used your Ma or. ing her freshness and avi ons asi beh occ and ny n ma hio fas On in pride and modesty. desty and pride, both f-respect informality,” wrote the holds herself with mo our students, “with sel tell I who is regal and always f,” sel her at k loo ndalous uld sca sho l in gir ng ry avi Daily Mail. “This is the way eve mpily dressed or beh ski , ers oth ny ma e around lik Mrs. Mendelsohn and pride, not going when you .” r granddaughter-in-law ties ivi said that this is written act r recent message to you er to our lett you r by you ued out rig ded int y han I was ver t. The next day, I in Psalms 45:14, “All des mo ear nation app mi ays cul e alw Th uld g your message. expressed how she sho with the glory of a princess whole session discussin er a lett had ed we los enc and ts the ty den Junior High stu wrote to your Majes and ted ora lab col ls is within” which refers the gir of this lesson was that tant declaration. stions about your impor you are able to share a to tzniut (modesty). their thoughts and que ely busy person, but if rem ext an is w our ss hne Hig reciative. I want to sho “The implication I understand that your I would be greatly app ts, and den ble stu cha our roa for app n be l ay’s times, yet stil few words of inspiratio is that such modesty is a dignified leader in tod be to le sib pos is it t students tha required both in dress iety. able to connect with soc and in the demeanor of a Jewish woman,” she Respectfully yours, Principal says. “In addition to a Mrs. Sarah Mendelsohn, ah Sar el Oh kov vibrant and demanding Bais Yaa educational program, tzniut is a cornerstone of

cesses and their actions are to be in sync in a gracious and noble fashion. “The Jews are an eternal people with an eternal creed and values; decency and personal conduct should not have to change with the vagaries and dictates of society,” says Mrs. Mendelsohn. “In the Torah it states that Bnei Yisrael are to be mamleches Kohanim and Goy kadosh, a kingdom of Kohanim and a holy people.” That does not change. Rather, Jews who represent the Torah should always have the elements of dignity and responsibility permeating their actions.”


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After the Darkness

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ut don’t worry, she’ll ust a matter of time.” ve the room when she rnest voice once again. o know…” the girl be-

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ht I should babysit and … it’s strange. She’s all.” throat constrict. She lain to Nechama once s going on. Otherwise, e pitted against her, n worse than they al-

jor tests coming up. re troublemakers, and ll manage to get any e she keeps an eye on ghth grade and very he has a tremendous k and tests which she on’t you think that’s a ?” chama sounded genu-

asking?” othing. Except that… ently. She thinks that n the money instead of

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BY RACHEL SCHORR Esther gets a phone call from Nechama; Mrs. Farkash is totally frustrated by Esther’s behavior.

“And I already explained to her that that’s not the reason at all.” Tzipora felt strange defending her actions to a fourteen-year-old. “Whatever. Nechama, it doesn’t matter now. I know that you wanted to speak to her, so I let you, but as you can see, she’s not cooperating. It’s time to move on.” “I want her to come home.” “I want her to come home, too, even more than you.” Tzipora’s voice caught in her throat and tears formed in her eyes. She’d never dreamed that she’d lose her Esther, and certainly not like this… She left the room in a hurry, hoping Nechama hadn’t noticed her tears, and started to hurry the kids into the shower. For once, the nighttime routine went more smoothly than usual, and Tzipora discovered that she hardly had to raise her voice to keep things moving. Daniel headed into the shower wordlessly. He was slightly reserved, but Tzipora managed to squeeze a smile out of him. The little ones followed quickly after, and within a short space of time, everyone was in pajamas. Five minutes later the house was pleasantly quiet, with the children all in bed, some reading, others already fast asleep and far away in dreamland. The silence seemed to radiate calm and tranquility. The kitchen still looked like the aftermath of a natural disaster, but Tzipora managed to restore order in less than fteen minutes. With the counters and table cleared and the floor swept, she began

dicing a fresh salad to add to the chickenand-rice supper, hoping that Yoel would be several minutes late and she’d be ready in time. Even though she knew he didn’t mind, she hated making her husband wait for supper and always tried to have the table set and supper piping hot when he returned from work. To her good fortune, Yoel was slightly delayed, so supper was ready by the time he entered. The house was sparkling, the younger children were tucked into bed, and Nechama was busy doing homework in her room. Everything was quiet. It was a pleasant silence, but also sad, though Tzipora tried to ignore that troubling realization. “How are Marie, you?” Yoelfor greeted her with such was her name, a warm smile and then stopped in his would glare contemptuously at tracks, feigning astonishment. “That’s it? Everyone’s already in bed?” Breindel through narrowed eyes, “Everyone, except for Nechama, of course.” making sure to let the girl know how “She helped you pull things together?” “Sure.” repulsive she found her. That first It was impossible to miss the tranquilshe exited the cottage with a ity in theevening, air. “What happened?” he asked, but single slice of bread and Tzipora didn’t reply. She didn’t have to, be- a cucumber cause both knew theand answer. Esther was in hand, stopped a few feet away gone. She wasn’t there to stir up trouble. Finally, the house was peaceful, tranquil,was sitting, from where Breindel serene. next to the vegetable patch, near a Tzipora cleared her throat, trying to overcome the scorching pain inside. low stone wall that offered her some But what hurt her most of all was the pain in Yoel’s eyes. protection from the cool night breeze.

Previously: Tatte introduces Breindel to Marie, her new mother.

Marie is appalled at how Breindel looks and makes her stay outside in the yard.

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paralyzed by some inexplicable form of inner inertia that prevented him from so much as opening his mouth to protest.

dare touch me, you dirty wretch!” January 31, 2014 She placed the bread and vegetable on the wall. “Eat, and later we’ll see what can be done with you.” Breindel waited until Marie had reentered the house before taking the food and hungrily biting into the bread. Unfortunately, she was by then accustomed to eating without washing beforehand – a washing cup would have comprised unheard-of luxury in the orphanage – but she still remembered to recite brachos. As she savored the taste of the cucumber, she tried to cheer herself up by reminding herself that she hadn’t seen a single fresh vegetable all those weeks in the Jewish Agency building. But the question was, what was better? Back in the orphanage, she had been surrounded by oth-

never forgot the chill that entered her er children, and though they had bones and heart when she stepped fought constantly, somehow, seen gingerly into the water and began through the lens of Marie’s treatment to scrub herself clean. Pressing her of her, life in that moldy, decrepit lips together tightly to ensure that room suddenly seemed like a haven. no yelp of protest escaped her, she Here, she sat outside, alone, in the tried to imagine herself in darkness, separated from a place far, far away, her father by a single bathing in somewall of stone and a where like the massive wall of hot springs at silence. Far, far away in the Marienbad, By now warmed by the sun had world of dreams she found the sun and set and by her real the night a measure of solace, yet even mother’s b r e e z e love. made her there her tears fell onto Maybe s h i ve r . now that she Breindel the straw beneath was clean, Mahugged herher head. rie would finalself to stay ly approve of her? warm, waiting to Breindel climbed out be invited inside. Fiof the tub, her lips blue nally, when it was comwith cold and her teeth chatpletely dark, Marie opened the tering. As she donned a voluminous door, and with sullen, angry eyes garment Marie had placed for her coldly told the girl to come in. on a nearby chair, her whole body Breindel followed her inside, and trembled violently. The dress was far Marie led her into the kitchen and too long and hung on the floor, and pointed to a tub filled with water. when Marie entered, she was livid. “The water isn’t very warm, but “You can’t walk like that, with the it’s a waste to heat it now. Take a skirt dragging along the floor! You’ll bath, scour yourself well, and we’ll ruin the material! Pick it up!” see what to do with you afterward.” Dutifully, Breindel picked up the The water wasn’t very warm, skirt, clutching the coarse fabric with because it hadn’t been heated at all. fingers that were still numb from It was as cold as ice, and Breindel


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cold. As she passed through the front room, she caught Tatte’s eye, and his expression warned her to keep silent. His eyes bespoke helplessness as well as absolute misery. They told her, This was all I could find for you, my dear daughter. We have to be quiet, follow the rules, and do our best. So Breindel was quiet. Marie motioned towards a tiny corner of the cottage, not actually in one of its room, but in a storeroom. A small pile of straw had been strewn haphazardly across the floor, and Marie told her to sweep it into a pile for a bed. Breindel complied, and then sank down onto her makeshift mattress, her eyes closing against her will from sheer exhaustion. “Ingrate!” Marie muttered caustically. “Not a word of thanks! Not an ounce of good manners or common courtesy. Lying down on the straw as if she were a coarse farmhand!” As she drifted off to sleep, Breindel heard her, but she was too tired to react. Far, far away in the world of dreams she found a measure of solace, yet even there her tears fell onto the straw beneath her head. Early the next morning, something sharp poked her in the ribs, jolting her out of her sleep. Breindel sat up abruptly, rubbing the place that hurt. “Get up! Wake up, you lazy girl! How long can a person sleep?” Breindel turned her sleepy eyes to face Marie, who was standing next to her, holding a broom. It was a broom. She poked me with the broom, she realized. “Hurry up and get dressed. You need to feed the animals. This is a farm, not a hotel,” Marie informed her, her eyes flashing angrily. Feed the animals? Breindel had

realtahmother, an good food, and see it, never gotten close to any animal, t reh ot denhad ialpxe always ydaerla I dworn n A“ -nekcihnow c eht oto t dda ot da lasand hserf a gnicid eb dluow leoY taht gnipoh ,reppus eci r-dna tlef aropizT ”.lla ta nosaer eht ton s’taht attractive kerchief that covered all not be permitted to eat! On the table except in a zoo she’d visited many ydaer eb d’ehs dna etal setunim lareves -ruof a ot snoitca reh gnidnefed egnarts ,amahcbut eN .rMarie… evetah W “ .dHow lo-raey-ncould eet teg ot gnihton s’ere t’ndid ehalong wen k ehwith s hguoheggs, t nevE .emit nher i ti hair, was fresh bread, years ago, before the war, in another ”.e tiaw dnabsuh reh gni kam detah ehs ,dnim -tnaw uoy taht won k I .won rettam t’nseod oy sa tubhave ,uoy temarried l I os ,reh otthis kaepwoman? s o t de eht evand ah otall deiaround rt syawla d na a reppus roher f ufather milk and butter, sat lifetime. She wasn’t scared of horseh nehw toh gnipip reppus dna tes elbat ot emit s’tI .gnitarepooc ton s’ehs ,ees nac taht skniht ehs ,nos she even Jewish? family she was not considered es, but the thought of squawking ”— eh ”.no evom .kroa wpart morf denruteWas r ” ?yako ,hguone ,a ”.emoh emoc ot reh tnaw I“ lthgils saw leoY ,enut rof doog reh oT That her to of. Tatte wasyethere, his eyes lowered chickens pecking at her legs made t ,emoh emoc made ot reh tn aw Isick “ mit eht yb ydaer saw reppus os ,deyaled neve ,oosuspicion thguac eciovand s’aropsuddenly, izT ”.uoy nahtaerhorriom -teb ti evah ll’ehs kn t ,ghe nil krate, aps saand w esuoon h ehthe T .deretne eh hernistomach, to the table ehas her stomach turn. ,deb otni dekcut erew nerdlihc regnuoy .seye reh ni demrof sraet dna taorht reh eh esol d’eahsterrible taht demscreaming aerd reven d’eh S ll’ehs ,y r row t’nod t rowetable moh gnwere iod ysutwo b sawboys amahceN dna blersound, filled other side of kthe “This is your breakfast,” the …siht ekil ton ylniat rec dna ,rehtsE ”.emit fo rettam a t saw tI .teiuq saw gniht y revE .moor reh ni the air. It took her a moment to realand a littlehggirl. Why hadn’t she woman handed her a piece of dry ehs nehw moor eht e uoht ,das osla tub ,ecnelis tnasaelp a gnipoh ,y r ruh a ni moor eht tfel ehS -er gnilbuort taht eron gi ot dei rt aropizT dna ,sraet reh deciton t’ndah amahceN .niaga ecno eciov tse the screaming was coming noticed them last night?.noitazilaize.rthat bread. “It’s late already, ewohs eht otni sdi k eht y r ruh ot det rats -eb lri g eht ”…won k erom tnewbut enitushe or emcouldn’t itthgin eht ,estop. cno roFShe htiProbably w reh deteerthe g leoY ” ?uoyhad era woH “ from her, boys and there’s no time sih ni deppots neht dna elims mraw a -vocsid aropizT dna ,lausu naht ylhtooms .reh ecaf ot dnuora continued screaming even when come home late, to eat more than ?ti s’tah T “ .tnemhsinotsa gnin gief ,skcart eciov reh esiar ot dah yldrah ehs taht dereshe .gnivom sgniht peek ot dna tisybab dluohs I ” ?deb ni ydaerla s’enoy revE girl this.” s’ehS .egnarts s’ti row body rewohs being eht otni shaken dedaeh leifuriously naD fo ,amahand ceN rthe of tp ecxe went ,enoy revE “ felt-dher b ,dev reseunceremoniously r ylthgils saw eH .ylsdown ”.esruoand c tushoved to sleep before Breindel “Hurry up and get ”?rehtegot sgniht llup uoy depleh ehS“ fo tuo elims a ezeeuqs ot deganam aropiszeTl ehS .tcirtsnoc tao”r.lhl ecno amahceN ot ni tfa yl kciuas q deif woshe llof sewere no elttil a ehpiece T .mih of I did, she pre-”.eruS“ the,restairs, was actual-y reve ,emit fo ecaps t rohs a nihtiw dna ,esiw rehtO .no gniog t elbissopmi saw tI dressed. You need to feed-liuqnart eht sssimuom garbage. e d . .riA ly thirstier a eht ni yti retal setunim eviF .samajap ni saw eno ,reh tsniaga dettip eht htiw ,teiuq yltnasaelp saw esuoh eht -la yeht naht esrow tub ,deksa eh ” ?deneppah tah W “ than she rehto ,gniyou daer edare mos ,denter eb ni llthis a nerfloor dlihc of -eb ,ot evah t’ndistrange d ehS .ylperfeelt’ndid aropizT s“Don’t aerd ni ever yawa ragain!” af dna peelMarie sa tsaf ydwarned aerla .pu gnimoc stset ro c -m the animals. This is a saw rehtsE .rewisnnagehtowvenekrh-tob esuathe house wa s h u n .elbuort pu rits ot ereht t’nsaw ehS .enog mlac etaidar ot demees ecnelis eh T .dnal dna ,srekamelbuort tiliufor qnartfamily dna yna teg ot eganam ,liuqnart ,lufecaecame p saw eher suoh as eht ,yllaniF her furiously. “This.yis gry, but no eye na speek ehs .eneres -retfa eht ekil dekool llits nehcti k eh T farm, not a hotel,” Marie only! Your place is in the storeroom she stared she didn’t aropizT tub ,retsasid larutan a fo htam y rev dna edar g ht ot gni y rt ,taorht reh deraelc aropizT .edisni niap gnihcrocs eht emocrevo -f naht ssel ni redro erotser ot deganam suodnemert a sah andelbthere you will stay! Unless, that at them, a dare to say at dna sretnuoc eht htiW .setunim neet ehs hcihw stset dna tsom reh t ruh tahw tuB informed her, her eyes eht saw lla fo feeling a s’taht kniht uoy t’n nagebprefer ehs ,tpeto ws find roofl eyourself ht dna derout aelc on .seyeshe s’leoY ni niap is, you so. The earuneg dednuos ama the street, where you really belong. couldn’t quite ly-morning r rohcS lehcaR yB flashing angrily. aD’B vathciN sa werbYou’ll eH ni dedo hsilbas up yIlla ni gi ror O you will leave! say figuremout. country air was ” ?gni ks snoitacilbu P aztuf T yb detalsn ar T …taht tpecxE .gniht that clear?” Marie w a s moc.liaIs colder than she taht skniht ehS .yltn m g@1aztuft fo daetsni yenom eht was standing at the stove0049-056-2-2It was accustomed to, 79+ :leT clear. Crystal clear. Breindel was so terrified that she couldn’t with her back to her, and and her teeth chattered. 4102 ,13 yraunaJ | enizagaM eh even bring herself to nod. Breindel took advantage of “Hurry up and eat here,” A moment later she was outside her moment of freedom to take a Marie ordered her again frostily. in the cold, clutching a bowl of seeds look around the cottage. Spying “Quickly. You can’t sit with us, befor the chickens. Just then, her father a staircase, she climbed up to the cause we’re clean. You need to know exited the house, but he passed her second floor, and gazed about her your place in this house.” by without so much as glancing at in astonishment. There were three Feeling slightly dizzy, Breindel her, aware that his new wife was bedrooms, each one beautifully dressed quickly and hungrily bit watching him like a hawk. Suddenly, furnished. The smaller room was into the slice of bread, berating hershe felt something slip into her pockprobably for the little girl, decorated self a moment later for omitting the et, and when she reached inside, her in white and pink with lacy curtains. brachah. She’d been so overwrought hand closed around a warm hardThe second room, in maroon and that she’d simply forgotten. Then, she boiled egg. The warmth of the egg light blue, was clearly for the boys, pushed her pile of straw into a heap warmed her heart as well. and the third room was the largest, and walked out of the storeroom into Throughout her life, Breindel with a window overlooking the front the kitchen, stopping short as she never forgot the delicious taste of garden. took in the warm, brightly lit room that egg. It was a taste that proved Suddenly, Breindel realized why filled with the aromas of breakfast. to her that despite everything that he she’d felt so strange looking at MaThick, sweet porridge was bubwas allowing to happen, her father rie’s family. The boys had been bling on the stove, and Breindel’s did still love her, and that he, at least, bareheaded! And Marie didn’t wear stomach rumbled hungrily. It had had still remained a Jew. a headscarf, either. Her mother, her been years since she had seen such


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d Foo Talk

If something tastes great, people will eat it.

WITH

SANDY ELLER

The Patchke Princess:

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Sarah Lasry ronically, it was a broken foot that led Sarah Lasry on the path to pursue her passion for food, a journey that, to date, has included three cookbooks, two blogs and ten years as the co-owner of Tastebuds, a popular eatery in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Sarah had been working as the director of marketing for a big firm in New York when the injury occurred and she found herself out of commission for months.

“By the time I came back the market had crashed and the business went under,” Sarah told The Jewish Press. After spending the next year pairing people up with job openings, Sarah, who

came from a family of foodies, opened up her dream shop, at the urging of her sister. “She told me that if I don’t do it now, I never will,” explained Sarah. A n d with that Tastebuds Cafe and Flower Shop was born. It was intended to be a flower store that featured a small indoor cafe. The original menu had just seven items and the cafe had a maximum seating of 35 people. “The food just went like gangbusters,” recalled Sarah. “I used recipes from my mother and my grandmother and everything was fresh, fresh, fresh, from scratch.” Sarah’s food became so popular that Tastebuds stopped selling flowers and switched to just food, with a menu that deviated from the norm, offering unique fares that locals weren’t accustomed to seeing. “No one in Lakewood even knew what panini was,” said Sarah. “We were the first to offer it locally. I told people to taste it and if they didn’t like it I would give them something else and they were

willing to try new things. If something tastes great, people will eat it.” Sarah, who had already written one cookbook based on the menu at Tastebuds called Dairy Gourmet in 2006, and was working on a follow up book t i t l e d At H o m e Gourmet, was also doing food editing for a magazine that catered to the Orthodox Jewish community. “I was so limited in what I could write for the magazine,” said Sarah. “If I included cumin in a recipe, people would freak. The kosher food world has always been two to three years behind the regular world and the recipes I was giving them in 2009 and 2010 are only now coming up in the kosher world. I was always fighting with the editor because I knew what kind of food I wanted to show but it wasn’t what the readers in Williamsburg, who were perfectly happy with another heimishe recipe for chicken cutlets, wanted.”

the pan with a clean towel and allow to sit until dough has doubled in size, 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. Serve hot with a side of marinara or tomato sauce. Turn over pan and serve!

Super Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Parmesan Bread Yields 1 loaf Ingredients: 1 packet active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 2 tsp. sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. salt 3½ cups all purpose (or bread) flour ½ stick butter, melted 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup grated cheddar cheese Directions: In a small bowl, stir together the yeast, water and sugar. Let sit 5 minutes until yeast is foamy. In a large mixer bowl, mix in the olive oil, salt, and flour. If you have a stand mixer, attach the dough hook and knead

the dough for 5-6 minutes, or until elastic. If you are doing this by hand, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is elastic, 7-10 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough is doubled in size. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes, and minced garlic. Set aside. Punch down the dough. Tear off small pieces of dough (roughly the size of ping pong balls). Coat in the butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan. Repeat this process until you have one layer of dough balls. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese & shredded cheddar cheese. Continue layering the dough balls and cheese until you have 2-3 layers. Cover


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D A I LY L I V I N G Sarah’s thoughts turned to blogging, a phenomenon that was relatively new at the time. “I loved the idea of talking to an audience but there really were no Jewish blogs back then,” said Sarah. “I thought it would be so cool to do it online.” Sarah co-founded the website Kosher Street and started blogging. The site became popular very quickly, at one point garnering over 100,000 hits per month. As the demands of real life became too much, Sarah, a newly divorced mom, pulled back from Kosher Street and started The Patchke Princess, which she describes as “a personal lifestyle blog, recipes and whatever is going on in my life.” The Patchke Princess is a reflection of Sarah’s life with the spotlight focused on the integral role that food plays in our lives. “Of course we all eat food to live, but there is a real passion for food and everything in life somehow relates to food. There is comfort food, there is happy food and it is worth the small amount of extra effort it takes to make real food. If you are spending the time in the kitchen, make it worth the effort. Make it taste good. Make it look nice.” Sarah is a firm believer in small investments that have big payoffs. “There are so many things you can make from scratch, even when you are short on time. Don’t just throw in a can of tomato sauce. Instead, open a can of tomatoes and add in olive oil and fresh spices. It will take five more minutes, but you can’t compare the taste.” While Sarah herself grew up in a home where the kitchen was off limits, she finds that the food preparation offers great bonding opportunities with her young daughter, Tunie B. “I had to train myself to get her involved and now she loves to sit next to me,” observed Sarah. “She sits with her little plastic fork and she really learns about food and gets into it. Cooking is a great relationship builder. Our days are so busy but that quality time that I get to spend with my daughter is priceless. I can’t have her help me when I am on the computer but in the kitchen, I can give her a mushroom and a plastic fork and let her go at it.” Recipes on The Patchke Princess are heavy on flavor and relatively short on

prep time. Skimming through them, Sarah’s message comes through loud and clear: the fact that our days are beyond hectic doesn’t mean we have to skimp on taste. Sarah’s pre-Pesach cooking binge, hash tagged #EatItOrCleanIt, a self-created challenge to use up whatever food she had in her pantry, freezer and fridge, was proof positive that she is every-mom and, like us, is just trying to do the best she can with whatever challenges life throws her way. Sarah finds that much of the feedback on The Patchke Princess comes in not via comments on the site, but rather as private messages. “I get a lot of emails from readers,” said Sarah. “I find that people relate to what I am going through right now. When I put up a blog post, it feels good to hit send. It is cathartic. But sometimes you forget that people are reading what you write and if feels good to hear that people are making your recipes and sharing your food with their families.

If you are spending the time in the kitchen, make it worth the effort. Make it taste good. Make it look nice.

The people I hear from aren’t my fans, they are my extended friends and The Patchke Princess is really an extension of my community.” Sarah recently released the first kosher cookbook produced only in e-book format, with fellow food bloggers Whitney Fisch, Amy Kirtzer and Liz Reuven. The 400-plus page book called 4 Bloggers Dish Passover was the number-one selling kosher and holiday e-book on Amazon. Sarah is also hard at work on Dairy Gourmet 2, which she hopes to release in time for Chanukah and another volume titled Party Gourmet which will feature recipes and tips from party planners and is tentatively scheduled for August

2015. Sarah, who plans on relaunching Kosher Street this summer, has also spent the last three years working as a recipe developer/food writer and stylist and as a restaurant consultant, focusing on start-ups and revamps. As always, all of Sarah’s books share a common thread, taking traditional foods and updating them with a modern twist. “The Patchke Princess shows kosher in a new light,” explained Sarah. “Kosher isn’t just the food your parents gave you and it isn’t just potatoes. It just means that you can’t put milk and meat together, but it doesn’t mean that you are condemned to a life of old-style products. The sky is the limit.”

Chocolate Fudge Tunnel Cake Ingredients: Cake: ¾ cup cocoa powder ½ cup boiling water 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 tsp. salt 5 eggs, room temperature 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 cup sugar ¾ cup packed light brown sugar 2 ½ sticks butter, softened Chocolate Glaze: ¾ cup heavy cream ¼ cup light corn syrup 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped ½ tsp. vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a bundt pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and mix in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Using a pastry brush, coat the bundt pan all over getting in all the crevices too. In a medium bowl, pour the boiling

water over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Whisk together cocoa powder, flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, on medium-high speed, beat the sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy. Lower the speed and add the egg mixture gradually until well combined. Add chocolate and beat until incorporated. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared bundt pan, smoothing the top. Bake until edges are beginning to pull away or when you touch the top it springs back, about 45 minutes. Don’t use the toothpick method because the middle of your cake should still be moist when taken out. Cool on a wire rack for 1½ hours, then invert onto serving platter and cool completely. To make the glaze: In a small saucepan, cook the cream, corn syrup, and chocolate over medium heat, constantly stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla and set aside until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Drizzle glaze over cake and let sit 10 minutes before serving.


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D A I LY L I V I N G MAKING LIF

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BY PNINA BAIM

How To Keep Cool When The Days Are Hot!

W

ho ever thought summer would finally come? After such a

horrific winter, one would think we would welcome the sweltering days of summer.

But, nature being what it is, we are all too forgetful, and as soon as the temperature goes up, we crank up the AC, and push the upcoming expensive electricity bill out of our mind…until we remember how shocked we were at its size last summer. This summer, why don’t we try to do better and cool off without blowing our retirement fund? Here are some tried-and-true favorites. Try them out and let me know what you think! I guarantee that you’ll be as cool as a cucumber in no time. Drink iced water, lots of it. My favorite method is to keep a rotation of half-filled frozen bottles of water in the freezer,

and top them off with cool water. The ice keeps the water cold, and I’m still able to drink some right away. Pl a c e a n i c e pack on your pulse points, such as the inside of your wrists and elbows, neck and behind your knees. The back of your neck lets your body know how hot you are, so keeping that specific area cool can trick your body into thinking the rest of your body is too. Wear more clothing! Yes, that’s correct. Long skirts and sleeves made from lightly-colored, thin fabrics actually protect your skin from the harsh sun. Wet the hems of your clothing and let a stray breeze cool you off. Keep grapes, bananas and watermelon in the freezer for a healthy icy treat. To make healthy and cheap popsicles, freeze juice overnight, and then let it defrost slightly. Blend the juice and refreeze for a delicious and chilly sor-

bet. The same trick works for plain yogurt flavored with vanilla and honey.

When you or the kids come home after a long day, turn on the sprinklers for an instant cool-down! Pass out water guns and water balloons, sit back and relax and let your children cool you down for once. Turn off all unnecessary lights and appliances, such as computers, coffee makers etc. They all give off trace amounts of heat. Make sure your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher are tightly sealed. Delay doing heat-producing chores such as washing dishes and cooking until later at night. Plant trees, lots of them. It may take a couple of years for you to enjoy the benefits of your new landscape, but trust me, it’s well worth the effort. The combination of shade and wet clothes from the sprinkler (see tip 5) will make you feel actually cold. Keep your window shades down during the day to limit sun exposure. When the interior of your house is cooler than the exterior, shut the windows. Leafy houseplants at the window will help keep out the sun as well. Take a cold shower. It will cool down your core body temperature for hours afterward, and wet hair helps maintain that state. Fans can do a great job of cooling a room at a fraction of the cost of running an air condi-

tioner. If you have a standing or window fan, place a bowl of iced water in front of it so that the fan can blow the cold air across the room. Want to cool the bed down? Fill a standard hot water bottle with ice water. Use it

to cool your ankles and the back of your knees — it works. You can also try bagging your sheets and tossing them in the freezer for an hour or two before bed. If you must have the air conditioner on, consider raising the thermostat a few degrees. You might not feel the difference on your skin, but you will see the difference on your utility bill. Pnina Baim holds a B.S. in Health and Nutrition from Brooklyn College and an MS.edu from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Program. She works as a nutritionist, a certified lactation consultant, and in her free time writes as much as possible. She is the author "Choices" and "A Life Worth Living" both of which are available on amazon.com. She can be reached at pninabaim@gmail.com.


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TEENS & TWENTIES Articles, poems and essays for this page should be e-mailed to teens@jewishpress.com

Concern should drive us into action, not depression.

Tears Begin To Pour by Neta Chizhik

Give Me The Words Chayala Nachum

Give me the words

Give me a strong will

Give me a message

Tell me what to say

So I won’t admit defeat,

Some kind of little sign,

That’ll explain all this

Give me concentration

Give me reassurance

Please give me a way.

Until it is complete.

That it will be just fine.

Give me a new vision

Give me some more time

Give me a brainstorm

Like no one’s ever seen,

To do what I have to,

Like no one’s ever heard,

Help me and the rest of them

Give me some confidence

I know it’s all from You

Know what I really mean.

But let me know it’s all from You.

Please give me the words.

Yet I make no sound, I will to scream, yell, and crush the world, in my small hands, Yet I stand there, silently, scared someone may hear me, weeping, like a little girl, I feel as though everything is gone, and I am alone, the last to survive, Yet people walk by, casually, as though nothing has happened, I bravely leave my hiding place, checking if anyone is near, I quickly wash my face, tears gone, make-up reapplied, I look as any other girl in the street, I look like everyone else, I open the door to the world, Surprised to see nothing has changed, the sun still shines, brighter than ever, people chatting, cars speeding by, It finally hits me, the world cries to it’s own problems, and my issues, they’re just another candy wrapper, in a gutter, forgotten, and nowhere to be seen This poem was originally posted on Maidelle. com, an online magazine for Jewish teen girls to speak their mind. Check out the site and read more articles and poetry submitted by girls worldwide who made the choice to use their voice.


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Language Corner Omit a Letter Game By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein Omit a letter from the following words, to get a new and different word.

5. LAND – N = LAD

Tigers

Answers 1. SAND – N = SAD 2. BEAR – B = EAR 3. FEAR – E = FAR 4. SEAT – S = TEA

1. If you take away a letter from the word “SAND,” you’ll get the opposite of happy. 2. If you take away a letter from the word “BEAR,” you’ll get a part of the body that helps you hear. 3. If you take away a letter from the word “FEAR,” you’ll get the opposite of close. 4. If you take away a letter from the word “SEAT,” you’ll get a something to drink. 5. If you take away a letter from the word “LAND,” you’ll get another word for a young boy.

By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein

 Did you know that there are seven different types of tigers still living in Asia?  Did you know that tigers that live in the old Northern areas of the world have fur that is lighter in color than tigers that live farther to the south? The darker fur of the tigers in the Southern areas helps them hide better in the shadows of tropical forests.

Submitted by Ira P. Antin of Succasunna, N.J

Question: What do you call a bumblebee born in May? Answer: Maybe.


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The Chassidim Of Germany

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n the late 18 th and early 19 th centuries the struggle between chassidim and their opponents, the misnagdim, reached its peak. In many cases, chassidim were barred from areas where the misnagdim were the majority. Certainly it was unheard of for a city to choose a chassidic adherent as its rav. Yet, Germany – one of the heartlands of opposition to chassidim – did choose two great chassidim to be rabbanim in two cities. The city of Frankfurt chose Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz while his brother, Rav Shmuel Shmelke, was appointed spiritual leader of Nicklesburg. Both brothers were students of the famous Maggid of Mezhirech, who was the spiritual heir of the founder of chassidus, the Baal Shem Tov. How did this unusual situation come about? It’s a story of judgement and forgiveness.

suffering legal disabilities that make today’s claims of discriminations pale into insignificance, the German Jews suffered poverty and wretchedness. Rothschild saw that he would have to change his location if he hoped to change his luck, so he decided to go east and become a peddler. He wandered throughout Poland, living the life of a nomad, until he came to the Galilcian town of Chortkov. In Chortkov, he was accepted as a shamash in the beis medrash of Reb Tzvi Hirsch Horowitz, the father of Reb Pinchas Halevi and Reb Shmuel Shmelke. He was a faithful and hard-working shamash and people liked and trusted him. He gradually started a small business wherein he sold sefarim, tefillin and tzizis. He managed to save a little money and things began to look up for him, until one day an event occurred that was to force him to leave Chortkov.

The Rothschilds The father of Reb Meir Anshel Rothschild, the founder of the fabulously wealthy dynasty, was a simple but truly pious and G-d fearing man. He was straight and honest in his business dealings, but he suffered from the discrimination and persecution that was directed against all Jews in Germany in the 18th century. Crowded into their ghettos and

The Dispute It happened that two merchants had a violent dispute over money. Coming before Reb Tzvi Hirsch, they demanded that he preside over a din Torah and decide which of the two was correct. “Very well,” answered the rav. “But you must each put up a sum of money as guarantee that you will abide by the decision that I render.”

Both parties agreed and put up 200 gold pieces. The rav then sat back and listened to both parties outline their case. After carefully weighing both sides, the rav rendered a verdict on behalf of one of the merchants. The loser paid and now the rav turned to the shamash and said, “Get the money that this man gave me as security and return it to him.” The shamash went out and returned, pale and trembling. “Rebbe, the money is gone! Someone has stolen it!” A search of the premises failed to turn up any sign of the money and suspicion was directed against the shamash who had access to the entire house. “Rebbe, I give you my word that I had nothing to do with it,” pleaded the shamash. “I believe you,” said the rav, “but I must ask that you swear an oath that you did not touch the money.” Reb Meir Anshel was shocked. To swear an oath, who ever heard of such a thing? If his word was not good enough…. “I cannot swear an oath,” he cried. “I would rather pay from my own pocket despite the fact that I know I am innocent of all wrongdoing.” And so the pious shamash paid 200 gold coins from his hard-earned savings but was forced to leave Chortkov in disgrace, as many people believed he had taken the money. Back to Germany he returned and became a peddler, going from farm-

house to farmhouse with his goods and eking out a living.

A Confession The years passed and one of the residents of Chortkov fell ill. When he realized that he was dying he called in the rav and said, “Rebbe, I have a confession I must make before I die. Several years ago money was stolen from your house and the shamash was accused of stealing it. It was all untrue. I did it – I stole the money.” When Rav Tzvi Hirsch heard these words his heart was filled with pain for having accused and suspected the shamash unfairly. Turning to his family, he said: “I must go and find him and beg for his forgiveness.” Despite the fact that he was an old and weak man, Reb Tzvi Hirsch traveled to Frankfurt and searched out his old shamash. Finding him, he told him the whole story and begged him to forgive him. Furthermore, he said, “I give you a blessing that you and your generations will become wealthy.” The older Rothschild believed the blessing and told his son Reb Meir Anshel of the greatness and goodness of Reb Tzvi Hirsch. And in the years to come, when Reb Meir Anshel had so much authority in Germany, he was instrumental in bringing Rav Tzvi Hirsch’s sons to Frankfurt and Nicklesburg.www


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