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Israeli Field Hospital In Philippines Treating Hundreds Of Patients A Day

What Pew Means For Us By Marvin Schick Two months ago, the Pew Research Center issued a comprehensive study of American Jews and ever since the American Jewish community has been debating the findings. I have contributed my share to this debate, which concerns matters of critical importance. Pew is regarded as the outstanding center for demographic or population research in the U.S. Its work is highly professional and covers a vast range of subjects. For good reason, its data are carefully scrutinized by government agencies and the media, as well as in academia. We know more about socio-economic trends in this country as a consequence of the objectivity and careful preparation that go into each Pew project. There is much that is commendable in the report on American Jews. In a sense, the main finding is that as a people we are far less religious than used to be the case and that the process of secularization is dynamic, meaning that when the next major population survey comes around, perhaps in a decade or less, the findings will show American Jewry more removed from any sense of religiosity than it was in 2013.

By Linda Gradstein The Israeli team of 125 doctors, nurses, and logistics officers arrived on the Philippine island of Cebu on Thursday night and started treating victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Friday. Beyond seeing some 300 patients each day and helping to bring more than a dozen babies into the world, the medical professionals are operating together with local doctors in an attempt to share Israel’s specialized medical knowledge. For example, a man showed up very early in the morning at the field hospital with a stab wound in his chest. The circumstances behind the injury were not clear. “He needed a chest drain which is a simple treatment but they simply don’t do it in the local hospitals here,” Lieut. Col. Ofer Merin, the medical manager of the IDF hospital told The Media Line in a

conference call from the Philippines. “I’m not sure what would have happened to him if we weren’t here, but now there’s no question that he’s going to make it. Sometimes it’s a question of being in the right place at the right time.” Merin is the deputy director of Shaare Zedek medical center in Jerusalem and a cardiac surgeon. He said the hospital is set up to do surgery and that, as much as possible, doctors will do surgery together with a Filipino colleague, in hopes of leaving knowledge behind once they leave. So far, the team has helped 14 women give birth, including the first baby believed to be born since the disaster, named Israel. “We are seeing women with due dates a month or six weeks away,” Lieut. Libby Weiss, of the IDF Spokesman’s Unit, who is also in the Philippines told The Media Line. “We came with five obstetricians, (Continued on Page 3)

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MK Feiglin Unlikely Champion Of Legalizing Marijuana In Israel By Ben Sales TEL AVIV – On the bustling bourgeoisie avenue of Ibn Gvirol, beneath a portico and next to a highend hair salon, it smells like college. Aside from a small green sign, the clinic is unidentifiable, its one window blocked with a sheet and covered with chains. A single metal door is guarded by a man with a large knit yarmulke, ritual fringes and a holster hanging below his belt. Behind the door is the main distribution center of Tikun Olam, Israel’s principal supplier of medical cannabis. Some 11,000 Israelis take the drug legally to treat ailments ranging from cancer to posttraumatic stress disorder. But activists say the approval process for marijuana prescriptions is cumbersome, requiring patients to appear before a committee on cannabis use to determine their eligibility. “We believe that you need to expand access to it,” said Maayan Weisberg, Tikun Olam’s public relations director. “The government is taking a long time. Not everyone who needs it gets it.” Leading the charge to change is an unlikely figure: Moshe Feiglin, a Knesset lawmaker from the Likud Party. Feiglin, a Jewish Press columnist, is best known for his aggressive advocacy on behalf of West Bank settlement. This year, following a strong showing in the Likud primaries, he won a seat in parliament for the first time. But instead of kicking off his term with a call for increased settlement building or legal action to expand Jewish access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Feiglin entered the Knesset with a proposal to broaden access to medical marijuana by allowing

any family physician to prescribe it. Eventually he hopes to push for full legalization. “I support freedom, especially when we’re talking about something less dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol,” said Feiglin. “People can be healed, and [current laws] are denying that.” Feiglin considers himself a libertarian, albeit one with a religious bent. His opposition to a plan to issue biometric identification cards to Israelis and his longtime support for unfettered Jewish settlement in the West Bank are, Feiglin says, of the same cloth as his support for marijuana use. “The root of freedom is the belief in one God,” he said. “We worship Him and therefore we can’t be enslaved to anyone else. An eternal nation doesn’t work against natural history, and our return to our land, to national sovereignty, means we’re connected forever.” Feiglin’s push for legalization has landed him with some strange bedfellows. He considers Tamar Zandberg, another first-time lawmaker from the far-left Meretz Party, one of his strongest allies on the issue. Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich also supports loosening restrictions on medical cannabis, though she opposes outright legalization. “Feiglin and I don’t agree on almost anything,” Zandberg told JTA. “But on this we have a shared goal.” Feiglin’s support for liberalizing the marijuana laws in Israel derives, in part, from personal considerations. Moshe Feiglin

His wife suffers from Parkinson’s disease and uses cannabis to alleviate her symptoms. Not everyone who supports increased marijuana access backs full legalization. Hebrew University professor Raphael Mechoulam, a leading cannabis researcher, believes the drug should be decriminalized to prevent excessive arrests, but draws a line at full legalization. “I wouldn’t want to be in a taxi or a plane where the driver is high,” Mechoulam said. “There’s a certain limit. You need the backing of the people. I’m not sure the people in Israel are ready and in favor of legalization.” Feiglin also harbors reservations about full legalization, noting that he doesn’t want to turn Tel Aviv into Amsterdam on the Mediterranean. “I don’t see Amsterdam as a bad thing,” he adds quickly. “There’s no chaos, there’s more freedom for citizens. [Legalization] didn’t upend the way of life.” And though cannabis is consumed in his house due to his wife’s illness, Feiglin says that at least for now, he chooses not to inhale. “I don’t take aspirin,” he said. “I don’t like putting things in my body. I like leaving the vessel of God as it is. But I would be happy to know that I could use it if I wanted to.” (JTA)

Court: Firing Of Bearded Police Recruit Was Religious Discrimination A chassidic police recruit who said he was fired from the New York City Police Department because he would not trim his beard was the victim of religious discrimination, a federal court ruled last week. Litzman, 39, was a month away from graduating from the Police Academy when he was dismissed in June 2012, despite having received test scores of 99, 100 and 96 on Police Academy exams. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer concluded that Fishel Litzman’s First Amendment rights had been

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denied because “de facto exemptions... abound” to the NYPD’s unpublished rule that permits facial hair not exceeding 1 millimeter in length, and because the NYPD applies its facial hair limitation “in a discriminatory fashion.” Litzman’s attorney, the Washington-based constitutional lawyer Nathan Lewin, had previously won rulings against the Army and Air Force for observant Jews over policies not permitting beards. “Judge Baer’s opinion properly emphasizes the discrepancy between

the NYPD’s announced limitation on facial hair and the department’s failure to enforce that rule against officers other than Fishel Litzman,” said Lewin. “We are gratified that Mr. Litzman’s personal claim has been sustained on this basis. But we hope that this is the beginning of the end of the New York Police Department’s refusal to grant full religious accommodations to applicants who may not, for religious reasons, trim their beards.” — Jewish Press staff, JTA

Israeli Field Hospital In Philippines Treating Hundreds Of Patients A Day (Continued from Front Page) incubators and other equipment. We will leave as much of the equipment here as we can.” Merin, the medical manager, said the team has 22 physicians and 15 nurses as well as dozens of logistical support personnel. The Israelis participating in the mission are either doing their mandatory army service or are in the reserves, as he is. One logistics officer left for the Philippines just two days after his wedding. Merin said they set up camp in a small local hospital that had been damaged but not completely destroyed. He said the two or three doctors on each shift who are responsible for providing medical care for 250,000 people at the Israeli field hospital are reporting seeing three types of injuries. “Some of them are directly from the typhoon and many of them are relatively minor injuries but if they are not treated they could become infected and the patients could die,” Merin explained. “We are also seeing chronic illness that had been under control but are now getting worse because of the lack of water and medicine. In some cases we are also seeing people who have serious illnesses like advanced cancer and had not received medical treatment.” Israel has considerable experience with such disasters and maintains a special army unit that is prepared to deploy with minimal notice as it did to great acclaim in Haiti in 2010 and Japan in 2011. “We bring everything we need with us including food, medical supplies, generators and even gas for our cars,” Merin said. “In Haiti, nobody could move around because there was no gasoline for their cars. We brought it with us so we could move.” He said word that the Israelis had arrived in Cebu spread quickly, with lines of would-be patients seeking treatment already forming by 5 a.m. Merin said

officials have not yet determined how long the Israeli contingent will stay, but in past situations, it remained for two weeks. He estimates it will be about the same this time. Closely following the news from the Philippines are the 30,000 Filipinos who are working as caregivers in Israel and who maintain a close-knit community organized around the Catholic Church. At the Rosary Sisters Church in Jerusalem, several Filipinos have organized a drive to collect money, clothing, and school supplies to send to the Philippines. Esti Tuazan, 34, who has been working as a caregiver for an elderly man in Jerusalem for the past eight years is spearheading the collection efforts. “I’m from the north of the country and the area that was hit was the south,” Tuazan said outside the church. “But we have a lot of friends who have not heard from their relatives since the disaster. The phone lines are down and we can’t get through by Skype either. People are really worried.” One of Israel’s cellular providers offered free calls to the Philippines for three days after the disaster, but most people were unable to get through. While Tuazan was speaking to The Media Line outside the church, a Jerusalem resident drove up to deliver a large plastic bag filled with clothes. The donor, Nadia Levene, said she posted information about the drive on Facebook. “I saw the news on TV and my heart was just bleeding,” Levene told those assembled on the sidewalk. “I felt like I had to do something. This clothing is just the beginning. Just tell me what you need and what we can do to help.” Gratefully accepting the clothes, Tuazan told Levene that the storm victims need summer clothes as it is currently hot and humid in the Philippines. (The Media Line)


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Cheerleading And Legal Support For Terrorism At The University Of Haifa By STEVEN PLAUT In recent days the University of Haifa in northern Israel, where I am employed, has come under intensive criticism because the “legal clinics” operated by its School of Law are assigning law students the task of counseling and defending convicted Arab terrorists and mass murderers of Jews. The president of the university issued a statement defending the activities of these clinics. The dean of the law school, together with the head of the clinics, went on the attack and denounced those who criticize the clinics’ practice of counseling and defending terrorists. The dean, Prof. Gad Barzilai, is a radical who is active in leftist “human rights” groups and involved in academic politicization in Israel. (Barzilai was a defender of the Department of Politics at Ben Gurion University – the worst anti-Israel agitprop center in the country – when an international panel of experts called for shutting it down). Barzilai claims that all criticism of the law school for its involvement with terrorists is politically motivated. In particular he denounced the Zionist student movement Im Tirtzu for criticizing the law school. Several faculty members at the university called for filing SLAPP suits against the students to silence them, and one anti-Israel faculty extremist complained that the clinics were not defending the terrorists enough. Im Tirtzu claims that 80 percent of the cases taken on by the University of Haifa’s legal clinic for “prisoner rights” involves Arab terrorists and spies. One involved a terrorist and convicted rapist seeking a furlough. Dean Barzilai insists the law school is simply devoted to “repairing society” and defending the “weakened populations” of Israel. In the past, the law school prohibited the singing of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, at its graduation ceremonies, claiming it would offend the sensitivities of Arab students. On a discussion list for faculty members in the University of Haifa, I posted the following as a response to the statement from the dean of law: To: The Segel-Plus Discussion List Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. He can be contacted at steveneplaut@yahoo.com.

From: Prof. Steven Plaut Re: Some more Ideas for the Law Clinics to Achieve Social Justice and Help the Weak Date: November 13, 2013 I am sure we are all grateful for the amazing statement distributed by the Dean of Law and the head of the “law clinics” in the school of law. It is chock full of impressive claims and arguments. There we learn how the law school is dedicated to achieving reforms of and repairs of society without any need for students (or faculty?) to study social science. We learn how the law school is dedicated to rehabilitation of prisoners without the need to take any courses or training in social work. We learn there is such a discipline taught at the law school entitled “feminist law,” as well as dedication to supporting “Palestinian Israelis,” whatever that is, and not only via prohibition of the singing of Hatikvah, the national anthem. How fortunate that, unlike the Im Tirtzu student group, the law school is not politicized! And most importantly, we learn the law school is dedicated to recruiting students to counsel and serve imprisoned terrorists and mass murderers because of the school’s concern for “weakened populations,” but clearly not counseling and serving the families of the victims of these terrorists. Numerous questions arise from reading the distinguished statement by the Dean of Law and the head of the “clinics.” First of all, we would all like to know whether the university’s law clinics will be defending the gentleman who stabbed the soldier Eden Atias in the neck this morning in Afula, after which he bled to death. It goes without saying that the law school will not be sending any students to help the family of Atias defend itself or litigate. After all, they live in Upper Nazareth and so are not part of any “weakened population.” After that, can we expect the law clinics to send out students to counsel and defend the convicted murderers of the child Dani Katz, who was kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists just a few steps from the campus? Surely they are as deserving of such counseling as the other terrorist clients of the law school clinics. But since the family of Dani Katz lives in De-

nya (a luxurious upscale neighborhood), they clearly are not part of any “weakened population” in need of special attention from the clinics. But why stop here? What about the terrorists who participated in the massacre of children in Maalot in 1974? I do not know if any of the perps are now in prison or will ever be, but – if they are – surely they are deserving of a special clinic in which students are sent out to promote social justice by defending them. As for the victims of the massacre and their families, these are no doubt well entrenched in the middle class these days and so there is no need for them to be treated as clients of the clinics. And why not get ahead of current events? Why should the law school clinics not offer their services to the leaders of Iran, so that if Iran ever uses nuclear weapons against Israel, those Iranian leaders will know they can expect qualified legal counseling and representation from the clinics? Among those who clearly can never be part of the “weakened population” are settlers, haredim, Russian immigrants, soldiers, and members of Shas (religious party of Sephardic Jews). More generally, would it not be simpler just to announce openly that the test for being part of a weakened population is participation in anti-Israel activities, while the test for being in a non-weakened population is to be the victim of any of the former? And since all anti-Israel political groups in the universe these days define themselves as “human rights defenders” – while never of course defending Jewish victims of Arab terrorism because clearly those folks are entitled to no human rights, the law school can form alliances with such anti-Israel groups in the name of human rights. Just as long as it never forms any alliances with any non-leftist or pro-Israel NGOs. Finally, it is always refreshing when people openly promote the idea that the purpose of a university is to indoctrinate students in far-leftist ideology and to engage in political advocacy. It helps to prevent confusion of purpose. It helps to convey the single correct point of view. After all, alliance, collaboration, and semi-merger with farleftist anti-Israel activist groups is not political at all for a university department. Only the Im Tirtzu student group is political.

Bullying Out Of Bounds By RONA MILCH NOVICK, Ph.D. If the recent alleged bullying of a professional football player by a teammate will put to rest the notion that such things only happen to the small and weak, it will have served an important purpose. Bullying has been documented in virtually all cultures and contexts, with all ages and types vulnerable to falling prey to its negative impact. Hopefully, the case alluded to above and other reports of ballplayers intimidating less experienced colleagues will prompt careful reconsideration of adult bullying in sports and other workplace venues. Perhaps this high profile story will prompt coaches, teachers and parents to question their role when “traditions” that belittle, exclude, or humiliate others are dismissed as “pranks,” rites of passage, or character building. This would serve as a positive outcome of a very negative series of events. The NFL story reminds us that bullying is not localized in schools. The abuse of the less powerful by those with more power is a universal human challenge. We can use this latest media attention about bullying to expand to other realms what we have learned from research and prevention with children in schools. Rona Novick is director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and associate clinical professor of child psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Research regarding bullying behavior in groups suggests that not only the actual victims, but in fact other group members as well, experience insecurity and anxiety. In light of school-based research that has demonstrated the power of bystanders to make a difference, adults can make a choice between remaining passive in the face of cruelty or taking action to make a positive impact. As we have learned in schools, passivity is tantamount to acceptance of valuing one human being over another. Doing nothing when teammates, classmates, or colleagues are hurt signifies approval of placing the needs and rights of the powerful over those of the less powerful. What if we decided it was time to do things very differently? What if we created teams where the rites of passage included welcoming new recruits? What if we created a culture of valuing the unique humanity of each member of our group, whether fellow students, employees, or athletes? What if we each understood our responsibility to question those practices and enterprises that allow the powerful to rise on the backs of the weak? Although I cannot predict what might arise from such changes, it is all too obvious what will happen if we keep doing what we’ve been doing and if the NFL story becomes just another passing media curiosity that raises eyebrows but changes nothing. I’m all too certain there will be – tomorrow or the next day or the next – yet another story of a bullied teen who, unable to take the torment, takes his or her own life.

In what I’m sure was a random occurrence, two e-mails of interest in this particular context were in my inbox today. The first was an advertisement for NFL tickets, inviting me to watch the excitement of a game, live and in person. The second, sent by a colleague, was a news video about incredibly courageous football players at Olivet Middle School in Michigan who used their power to help a weaker peer. The video shows us not only what is possible but also how such efforts can change us all (http://elitedaily.com/news/world/can-learn-lotmiddle-school-football-team-video/). I hope the news story about NFL bullying will prompt us, before we sit down to watch our next pro football game, to consider the people we admire and the people we are. Would we, if and when we got the chance, act like too many professional athletes and build our status by bringing others low? Or can we commit to searching for opportunities to do as the unsung football heroes of Olivet Middle school did? Can we recognize that whether one weighs 300 pounds or tips the scales at 90, one deserves human and humane treatment? Can we do whatever we are capable of to heal and to raise those below us? Can we make certain to contribute, in some small way, to a culture in which each and every person is safe and valued?


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New York Times Vs. Israel: Going Over The Top On Iran It is no secret that The New York Times editorial page is ordinarily in the tank for President Obama or that, conversely, it rarely misses an opportunity to cast Israel in a negative light. And while reasonable people certainly can differ when it comes to assessing Mr. Obama’s job performance or the wisdom of specific Israeli government policies, an incendiary Times editorial last Friday challenging Israel over its sharp disagreement with the Obama administration on how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program went well beyond responsible discourse, portraying Israel as a cynical, self-absorbed rogue state unconcerned with causing the major military confrontation that would inevitably follow the breakdown of talks. Titled “Not the Time to Squeeze Iran,” the editorial said, in pertinent part: A rare opportunity for a diplomatic resolution to the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program is at risk because many lawmakers, urged on by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, are insisting that Congress impose tougher economic sanctions, perhaps next week as an amendment to the defense bill. Sanctions have been crucial in keeping the pressure on Iran. But doubling down on them at this delicate moment, when Iran and six major powers, including the United States, have made progress toward an interim agreement, could cause negotiations between the two sides to collapse and, worse, become a pathway to war. Layers of sanctions, imposed separately since 2006 by the United Nations Security Council, the United States and Europe, have been largely responsible for moving Iran to the point of serious negotiations.... Even so, Israel, groups like the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and lawmakers like Sen. Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, want to ratchet up the pressure. Their stated aim is to force Iran to completely dismantle its nuclear program.... But new sanctions are likely to force Iran to abandon an enterprise in which it has invested billions of dollars and a great deal of national pride.... If Tehran walks away from the talks, Washington will be blamed, the international unity supporting the network of sanctions already in place will unravel, and countries that

have reduced imports of oil from Iran will find fewer reasons to continue doing so. The Iranians could conclude that America is determined to overthrow their entire system, and, as a result accelerate efforts to build a nuclear bomb. This, in turn, could end up leading to American military action (Mr. Obama has said Iran will not be allowed to acquire a weapon), engaging a war-weary America in yet another costly conflict and further destabilizing the region, while setting Iran’s nuclear program back by only a few years…. President Obama deserves more time to work out a negotiated settlement with Iran and the other major powers. If the deal falls through, or if inspections by the United Nations unearth cheating, Congress can always impose more sanctions then. But if talks fail now, Mr. Netanyahu and the hard-line interest groups will own the failure, and the rest of us will pay the price. Contrast this hysterical blather with a Washington Post editorial that appeared two days later: For the war-weary United States, a deal that halts Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapon in exchange for partial sanctions relief, which the Obama administration hopes to conclude this week, would greatly reduce the possibility that the United States would be forced to take military action against Iran in the coming months.... If a long-term accord can be struck during a planned negotiating period of six-months, the dangers of a new Middle East War and an Iranian bomb could be alleviated. Israel of course, also wishes to avoid war. But Israeli leaders have more to fear than do Americans from a bargain that leaves the bulk of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure in place, even temporarily. If no final settlement were reached, and the larger sanctions regime began to crumble – as the Israelis fear it would – Iran could be left with a nuclear breakout capacity as well as a revived economy. From Israel’s point of view, keeping sanctions in place until Iran agrees to a definitive compromise – or its regime buckles – looks like a safer bet.

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A Grandmother’s Footsteps

Kudos to Shandee Fuchs for the lovely tribute to her grandmother Mrs. Irene Klass (“Following in My Grandmother’s Footsteps,” Nov. 15). Aside from being well written and heartwarming, it was a beautiful and loving appreciation of a genuinely special grandmother, and by extension a wonderful grandfather, as seen through the eyes of an extremely fortunate and grateful granddaughter. The divrei Torah and illustrative examples all served to enhance the piece and make it relevant and inspiring. May this illustrious grandmother’s dorei doros continue to tread proudly along their journey, following in the magnificent footprints she left behind. Naomi Gross Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Striking A Balance In last week’s front page essay (“The World’s Greatest Outdoor Museum”), William B. Helmreich summed up one of his captivating encounters with Jews in New York City this way: “The sense you get here is that of a person who wants to be more open and friendly, but whose husband is resistant because he fears it will threaten their identity as Jews.” But when looking at Helmreich’s own account, one does not get this sense. The husband objected to inviting over the Italian American neighbors only because “he feels we can’t return the invitation and come to them, because we’re kosher.” Instead of someone who fears the outsider, the husband, like the wife, seems to be neighborly and kind – worrying only that the couple would appear to be rude by not accepting a return invitation.

This point of dispute is not merely academic. I don’t know the couple in question and I feel no need to defend their actions. It’s just that Helmreich’s characterization is symbolic of how many view Orthodox Jews. Living in an American city in the 21st century is not easy for any ethnic group trying to strike a balance between its cultural and religious norms and assimilating into society. But many of New York City’s Orthodox Jews, consistently aware of themselves, strike this balance well. They should be praised, not disparaged. Shlomo Weinberg (Via E-Mail)

Israel And France Israel and France are embracing each other, literally and figuratively. The French are actually taking a hard line against Iran

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Sleepless In Pretoria By ISAAC KOHN

South Africa’s foreign minister, Maite NkoanaMashabane, recently slammed Israel’s plans to build new homes in Jerusalem. “That arrangement there in Palestine keeps us awake,” she told members of Cosatu, the largest trade union and a political ally of the ruling ANC party. Dear Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane: Was your statement a calculated slap at Israel or simply a careless remark by an otherwise smart official? From where I sit, the answer is obvious: It’s nothing more than a biased statement in sync with South Africa’s longstanding policy. Ms. Foreign Minister, if your deep sensibilities are calling for true justice and preventing you from having a good sleep, I suggest you do some reading that won’t cure your insomnia over buildings going up in Israel but may broaden your horizons. Where shall we begin? How about the following: By UN calculations, more than 120,000 Syrians have been murdered by the bloodthirsty president of Syria, Basher Assad. Thousands of children have been slaughtered by the Baath government and over 1,400 civilians – men, women and children – were gassed to death by the maniac in Damascus who would rather wipe out huge numbers of his own people than lose his grip on power. So how is it that you, Madame Foreign Minister, haven’t lost any sleep over the bestiality and genocide in Syria? Are you able to slumber deeply and peacefully while thousands of innocent Syrians are Isaac Kohn is senior vice president of Prime Care Consultants, a division of Target Care Holdings LTD.

dispatched with impunity? According to UN estimates, 2.7 million Darfuris remain in displaced persons camps while more than 4.7 million Darfuris are forced to rely on humanitarian aid. The genocide in Darfur has claimed over 400,000 lives. More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month. And that doesn’t prevent the honorable South African foreign minister from dreaming sweet and happy dreams? A major IRC survey found that more than five million people have died from war-related causes in Congo since 1998 – the worlds’ deadliest documented conflict since World War II. Most of those deaths can be directly attributed to malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition – easily preventable and treatable conditions when people have access to health care and nutritious food. Does that not disturb your sleep, Ms. Foreign Minister? Do you know where the country named Congo is situated? The last time I looked at a world map, I noticed it was in Africa – your continent. Since you are in any case staying awake due to construction in Israel, why not just open the shades and look out your window? Why isn’t South Africa mounting a massive relief operation to save those still alive? But then, how could you possibly be bothered with your next-door neighbor when the erection of new buildings in Israel is so much more important? One would think that Burma/Myanmar is another trouble spot depriving you of a good night’s sleep. Any idea how many civilians have been killed in that long-simmering conflict? Any idea how many have been wounded, how many are homeless and starving? Do you care?

The conflict in Colombia has so far claimed over 600,000 lives. Since 2006 alone the Mexican drug war has seen more than 110,000 lives lost. In the Somali civil war upward of half a million people have been killed. The above-referenced information is not designed to cloud the terrible crime Israel is committing. Oh, no. The criminality of building homes for Israelis can perhaps only be equated with the systematic destruction Pol Pot inflicted on his people in Cambodia (approximately 1.7 million people were slaughtered). No doubt the atrocity of construction on lands belonging to the Jewish people since time immemorial is on a par with the slaughter committed by the infamous Ugandan leader Idi Amin Dada. There are so many other terrible conflicts that ought to disturb your nights – the ongoing violence in Kurdistan and Afghanistan and Iraq and Yemen and Mali and Nigeria and Pakistan…the list goes on and on. In Saudi Arabia women are discriminated against in every aspect of their daily lives. They are flogged, beaten, and stoned to death. Yes, today, in the 21st century. But there’s no need to lose sleep over that. The plight of those women is not nearly as detrimental to your rest as is the construction in Israel. One last point: The Palestinians held in Israeli jails whom you and your country insist on calling “political prisoners” are in fact bloody killers who have murdered and maimed men, women and children whose only sin was being at the wrong pizza parlor at the wrong time or taking an ill-fated bus headed directly into a waiting ambush. I trust you’re still awake.


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Obama Has Shown He Isn’t Serious About Stopping Iran By MORTON A. KLEIN and DANIEL MANDEL Before entering the White House, President Obama promised repeatedly to do “everything, everything” to prevent the Iranian regime obtaining nuclear weapons. Upon closer examination, one sees this promise is as true as his statements that Americans would be able to keep their healthcare plans and that an unknown anti-Muslim video caused the terrorist slaughter of Americans in Benghazi. Why? For at least seven reasons. First, last weekend the Obama administration sought to finalize a deal with Iran that would enable Tehran to continue operating its plutonium reactor, retain all its centrifuges and maintain uranium enrichment program to 3.5 percent – enough, given Iran’s recent, hugely expanded number of centrifuges, to become a breakout nuclear state. The previous week, Obama urged the Senate not to impose new sanctions and American Jewish leaders to stop asking Congress for them. Second, contrary to the administration’s declared policy, Obama has displayed a willingness to live with a nuclear Iran. In July 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. would extend a “missile shield” over the Middle East if Tehran went nuclear. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel argued for years before his confirmation in 2013 that that the U.S. should repudiate both military and economic measures to stop Iran. Both Clinton and Hagel subsequently reversed their positions when they attracted controversy, but doubts remain. After all, why speak of containment, why appoint as defense secretary one who supports containment, if that’s not the actual policy? Morton A. Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization of America. Dr. Daniel Mandel is director of the ZOA’s Center for Middle East Policy and author of “H.V. Evatt and the Establishment of Israel.”

This may also explain why, during his confirmation hearings, Hagel blurted out that he supported Obama’s policy of containment (before an aide rushed up to whisper to him that the administration opposed containment). Third, Obama has repeatedly pressured Israel not to strike Iran despite verbally affirming its right to do so if its security needs dictate it. Vice President Biden has warned Israel against it, as has Obama’s handpicked chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. Fourth, Obama has a disturbing record on Iran sanctions. For over a year after taking office he did what he could to prevent a congressional vote on new sanctions. The 2010 UN Security Council sanctions Obama supported did not cover Iran’s vital oil, financial and insurance sectors and included exemptions for numerous countries – like China, which has huge contracts in Iran’s energy sector developing oil refineries, and Russia, which supplies S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran. Obama sought to torpedo or weaken new and stronger congressional sanctions on Iran, even after these had been softened at his request, leading Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to publicly and angrily criticize the administration. In his 2012 AIPAC speech, Obama took credit for imposing sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank. Yet not only had he not implemented these sanctions at the time, he actually tried to slow their passage and dilute their strength. Now, when Iran has made no concessions at all but agreed to further talks, Obama, instead of maintaining the pressure achieved through existing sanctions, wants to weaken them and unfreeze some Iranian assets. Already in June he quietly lifted financial pressure, stopping the blacklisting of entities and individuals assisting Iran’s evasion of international sanctions.

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Fifth, the Obama administration has damagingly publicized Israeli military and intelligence information, including regarding Israeli preparations to deal with Iran. This has included revelations in March 2013 about Israeli use of Azerbaijan airfields with regard to a possible operation against Iran. Sixth, Obama has not altered course, no matter how bad the news from Iran. He says nothing – not on reports that Iran may now be able produce a nuclear weapon in as little as one month; not when Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Israel “illegitimate,” the U.S. “an enemy who smiles,” and insisted on no compromises on Iran’s alleged right to enrich uranium. Obama also said nothing when seeing tens of thousands of Iranians rallying in Tehran, screaming “Death to America”; or when Tehran brutally suppressed demonstrations over rigged presidential elections in June 2009, observing only that the U.S. shouldn’t “meddle” – quite the opposite of his call in February 2011 for U.S. ally Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to step down “now” when Egyptians demonstrated against his rule. Seventh, Obama ignores the character and acts of the Iranian regime. He says nothing about its role in international terrorism, of which it is the leading state sponsor, its funding and arming Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria and others, its murder of scores of Jews in terrorist attacks in Argentina and assassinations of numerous Iranian dissidents and human rights activists abroad. He says nothing about Iran’s drive to develop bigger and better ICBMs, which can carry nuclear weapons and in a few years will have the range to strike America. This is not a record that inspires any confidence that Obama means what he says when it comes to stopping Iran. Everyone concerned for the future security of the U.S. and Israel should be afraid, very afraid.

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Passing Memories To Third Generation At The Yad Vashem Dinner By Leah Rothstein omit his last name) was a young boy living in one of the concentration camps and he knew that his father had been killed on the Shabbat before Pesach. He was determined to say Kaddish but didn’t know the words by heart. He asked around the camp whether anyone knew where he could get a siddur, but none were willing to confess to owning such a forbidden and dangerous item. Finally someone told him to go to the longest-surviving resident of the camp, an older man who worked in the laundry. Moishe made his way to the laundry building and asked the man for a few minutes with the siddur. The man angrily refused. Moishe wouldn’t give up and offered the man his precious daily ration of black bread. The old man was so taken aback by Moishe’s determination and self-sacrifice that he agreed despite the danger of being caught. “But, Moishe,” he asked, “You don’t have a minyan, how can you say Kaddish?” “I’ll say Kaddish, you’ll say amen, and these,” Moishe’s arm swept around the room, pointing to the pajamas hanging from the ceiling of the laundry room, pajamas that had belonged to prisoners that had died, “these will be the minyan.” “Yad Vashem,” Rabbi Lau concluded, “says Kaddish for all the Jews who perished in the Holocaust. We will do everything which is possible to remember and not have such a tragedy again in the future.”

Hundreds gathered in the Sheraton in midtown Manhattan to honor Mayor Bloomberg and Eli Zborowski for their dedication to the work of Yad Vashem commemorating the victims of the Holocaust and promoting Holocaust scholarship and education around the world. Mayor Bloomberg was chosen for the award in recognition of his work supporting Holocaust remembrance, including his presence at the opening ceremony for the Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem as a special representative from the U.S. “My only regret is that my parents didn’t get to see me win this award,” Bloomberg said. He added that he is proud of New York City as a place where diverse groups of people can live together and practice their religions freely and without fear. “I as a Jew will never forget, nor, you can rest assured, will my children. But we have to make sure this is true for everyone else and their children as well.” Eli Zborowski, who passed away last year, was a Holocaust survivor who founded the American and International Societies for Yad Vashem and established the chair of Holocaust studies at Yeshiva University. Also commemorated at the event was Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died 10 years ago in the Columbia space shuttle explosion. Ilan’s son Tal Ramon was present at the event and movingly performed an original song he’d written two weeks before, in memory of his father.

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From Near Death In Gaza To The NYC Marathon An Interview with IDF Lieutenant Aharon Karov By Daniel Retter Twenty-seven-year-old IDF Lieutenant (res.) Aharon Karov completed the New York City Marathon earlier this month, less than five years after an explosion in Gaza left him near death. A day after his wedding in December 2008, Karov was called up to lead his platoon into Gaza for Operation Cast Lead. With his wife’s blessings, and despite an exemption for newlyweds from the IDF and Jewish religious law, Karov joined his men as they prepared to enter Gaza. Ten days later, Karov led his platoon into a booby-trapped house and was hit full force by exploding shrapnel as the building came down on top of him. Declared dead by an EMT, Karov was being carried away when another medic noticed a slight breath. He immediately cut open Karov’s throat and inserted an air tube. Karov was transported to a hospital with eight pieces of shrapnel in his head, teeth knocked out, nose and left eye severely injured, and the upper side of his body crushed. Karov underwent a long, grueling lifesaving operation. Reconstructive surgery to his face followed in Tucson, Arizona. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant by the IDF for his bravery in battle. Determined to strengthen his injured body and lead a normal life with his wife and future family, he began running daily from as early as 4:30 a.m. to regain his strength. Upon fulfilling his goal of completing the New York City Marathon (he crossed the finish line with a time of 4:14:31), Karov returned to Israel to begin working for the IDF’s Panim el Panim program, which seeks to connect soldiers with the basic spiritual values of Judaism. He’s also continuing his studies in human resource management at Ariel University. The Jewish Press spoke with Karov last week. The Jewish Press: How difficult was it to leave your bride of less than 24 hours and lead your platoon into Gaza, when the military and Torah law exempted you from this mission? Karov: This is how I was raised by my parents. My father, Rabbi Zeev Karov, was rosh hayeshiva in Keren Shomron and is now involved in chinuch projects in Ariel, where I live with my family. My mother, Chaya, teaches at the Ulpanah Eilonei Shiloh in Elkana. All my life I have been taught that it is my Torah obligation to protect Israel, which comes ahead of myself, my wife, or even my children. Therefore, it was natural for me to leave my new wife, who readily consented, during a time of danger to my people. I had no other religious or mor-

al choice. Most important, I believed with my whole being that Hashem would protect me. Was your trip to the U.S. to run in the marathon your first visit to America? Unfortunately, no. I had undergone reconstructive surgery in Arizona on the left side of my face, which had been totally crushed by the explosion. Thank God, I had a miraculous recovery. Who paid for these procedures and helped you financially during convalescence? The Israeli army pays for all medical expenses of injured soldiers, no matter where in the world they need to have their medical recovery. I must also publicly acknowledge the financial and emotional support I received from the One Family Fund, founded by Marc and Chantal Belzberg, who were with me from the first day at the hospital until I was back on my feet. I felt so indebted to them that I offered to run the New York City Marathon to raise funds for the One Family Fund, which supports injured soldiers throughout Israel with money, friendship, and all manner of family assistance.

Aharon Karov

You studied for a year in a yeshiva in Netzarim, located in Gaza. What did you study there? I studied Gemara, Tanach and Chumash, but most important, I learned to trust in Hashem as I defended my fellow Jews in Israel as a soldier. Tell us about your family. My beloved wife, Tzvia, is a professional social worker in Ariel. Our daughter, Hode’ah, is three and our son, Amitzur, is a year and a half. Our daughter’s name means “We thank you Hashem” – for having delivered me from death in Gaza. My son’s name, Amitzur, means “My nation is as strong as a Rock” – meaning Hashem. If you had known what would transpire in Gaza, would you still have left your wife of 24 hours and gone to war? Absolutely yes. Of course, I do not speculate about things that could have been, but in every other respect I know that whenever I go to the army it is full of danger and this is the choice in life I have made. Would your wife agree to that as well? I am sure she would because her own brother and other family members have been injured in battle and her love for Israel and her fellow Jews has never wavered. Is it true that you gave away the marathon medallion you were awarded? It’s true. In Ariel, we commemorate the Second Lebanon War of 2006 by raising funds for the injured soldiers and for the families whose beloved parents, siblings or children fell in that war by running races. One of my friends who fell was named Benayahu Rein. I ran a 10-kilometer race to raise funds for his family. We had grown up together in Kanfei Nesharim and we both moved to Ariel. After finishing my race, I gave my New York City Marathon medallion to his family to demonstrate my great love for him and his family and for his heroism. He was truly a hero, not me. How do you maintain your optimistic spirit after having gone through such a painful ordeal? It is my undiminished and undiluted belief that Hashem looks after our people, our nation and our country, and that is my job to protect my brothers and sisters and all other members of our people, no matter the risk. This is what I believe in. Daniel Retter, Esq., author of “HaMafteach,” the indexed reference guide to Talmud Bavli and Mishnayos, is counsel to the Manhattan law firm of Herrick, Feinstein, LLP. He is a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press.

Norwegian Jews Hoping New Circumcision Rules Head Off Ban By Cnaan Liphshiz News that Norway is planning unspecified new regulations on ritual circumcision could not have come at a more sensitive time. The announcement last week that Norway intends to introduce a bill to “regulate ritual circumcision” comes just over a month after an overwhelming majority of Council of Europe assembly members passed a landmark resolution against non-medical circumcision of boys. The resolution, which states that circumcision is a “violation of the physical integrity of children,” is unprecedented among an organization of the caliber of the council. While the intergovernmental organization is not part of the European Union and cannot pass binding legislation, it is widely influential. Also last month, government advisers on child welfare from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland issued a joint resolution in favor of banning the ritual circumcision of minors. All the advisers have adopted the position individually in recent years, but had never before cooperated to promote it regionally. Taken together, the resolutions have stoked fear that individual countries may now feel empowered to enact legislation outlawing circumcision. “Individual states may now make binding legislation based on the resolution – that is, after all, what the Council of Europe was designed for,” said Joel Rubinfeld, co-chair of the European Jewish Parliament. “This is likeliest to happen in Scandinavia.” The developments in northern Europe have

alarmed the continent’s Jewish leaders, who already have devoted much energy to fending off another growing challenge to Jewish ritual life: the budding movement to outlaw kosher slaughter. Late last month, the European Jewish Congress announced the formation of an international working group to tackle anti-circumcision efforts. “The enemies of Jewish tradition are becoming more united and coordinated,” said Moshe Kantor, the EJC president. Despite the moves, Scandinavian Jews said they were optimistic a compromise solution could be found. Ervin Kohn, the leader of Norway’s Jewish community of 700, said he expected legislation to be similar to a Swedish law from 2001 that allows circumcision to be performed by licensed professionals. “I don’t know what the new regulations will say precisely, but I am pretty confident there will be no ban,” Kohn told JTA. In Sweden, Jewish circumcisers are licensed by the Swedish health board and required to have a nurse or doctor present when the cut is made. Despite the limitations, the country’s Jews were satisfied, confident they would not be subject to further anti-circumcision initiatives. “With so many doctors in the community, there is hardly a problem,” said Lena Posner-Korosi, president of the Council of Swedish Jewish Communities. “It’s not a bad compromise and we had to fight hard to get it.” In Norway, Kohn has lobbied for a similar arrangement and says he has reason to believe the

new regulations planned by the health ministry will bring his community closer to that goal. Yoav Melchior, Norway’s chief rabbi, also is optimistic. “I’m not really concerned,” Melchior told the Israeli daily Maariv last week. In France, the Council of Europe resolution galvanized the Jewish community, which sent a letter to President Francois Hollande urging him to reject the resolution. A petition gained more than 8,000 signatures, among them leading politicians, artists and celebrities. On Oct. 30, Hollande replied with a letter eschewing the resolution and assuring the community the practice is protected under French law. Others are not so confident, citing major progress by activists and politicians seeking to ban the practice. Rubinfeld says he sees the movement to ban circumcision growing across Europe. “Perhaps it can also lead to international solutions,” he said, “but I am not too optimistic just yet.” The trigger for the recent resolutions was a German court ruling that said non-medical circumcision of a minor amounted to a criminal act. The ruling has been overturned, but resulted in brief bans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In Scandinavia, home to some of the world’s most secular societies, three parties have officially come out in support of a ban since the ruling in Germany, including one conservative anti-immigration party in Finland and another left-leaning party in Denmark. (JTA)


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Another November 22 is upon us, and with it come the usual encomiums to the lost glories of “Camelot,” the glitzy term that has come to symbolize the Kennedy years but that actually was an invention after the fact. Never once used to describe the Kennedy administration while John Kennedy was alive, it was applied shortly after JFK’s assassination by a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy and the writer Theodore H. White, a Kennedy sycophant of the first order, in the pages of Life magazine. With 2013 marking half a century since Kennedy’s fateful limousine ride in Dallas, the current revels are exceeding the revisionist frenzies of years past, with a seemingly endless parade of books, articles and television specials designed to assure us that, despite everything that has come to light about him since his death, JFK was a great president, or at least a very good president who would have been great had his life not been so cruelly cut short. But facts can be stubborn things, and contrary to the media-generated myth of Camelot, Kennedy was a president of questionable character and meager accomplishment who almost certainly would have been impeached or forced to resign the presidency had even a fraction of what we now know been made public while he was still alive and in office. The left-wing journalist Seymour Hersh, having spent years wading through the muck of pumpedup war stories, doctored medical records (contrary to the image of “vigor” he liked to project, Kennedy suffered from a variety of ailments and consumed a prodigious daily cocktail of pharmaceuticals), compulsive extramarital activity, Mafia ties and electoral shenanigans, was forced to reevaluate the man he once admired. “Kennedy,” he said in an Atlantic Monthly web interview shortly after the publication of his 1997 expose The Dark Side of Camelot, “was much more corrupt than other postwar presidents, by a major factor. Much more manipulative, though Nixon was a close second. There’s nothing wonderful about Nixon – Watergate proved that – but I think that Nixon was an amateur compared to Kennedy….” Particularly irksome to those who see through the Camelot haze is the claim by JFK apologists that had Kennedy lived he would have put an end to America’s involvement in Vietnam – this despite the fact that the U.S. commitment there expanded from a few hundred military advisers under Eisenhower to nearly 17,000 troops under Kennedy; that the men generally viewed as the architects of Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam policies, Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, were holdovers from the Kennedy administration; that just two months before his death Kennedy told CBS’s Walter Cronkite, “I don’t agree with those who say we should withdraw” and insisted to NBC’s Chet Huntley, “We are not there to see a war lost”; and that the speech Kennedy planned to give in Dallas the very day he was killed warned that a diminished American commitment in Vietnam would “only encourage Communist penetration.” But then, Kennedy insiders have a history of revisionism that goes well beyond Vietnam. “Kennedy,” the liberal journalist Lawrence Wright observed, “had spent thirteen years in the House and Senate without passing a single important piece of legislation. And yet before his election to the presidency, people were comparing him with Franklin Roosevelt, with the young Churchill, with various movie stars, with Lindbergh.” The World War II incident that bestowed on Kennedy an aura of heroism? “It was true,” wrote Wright, that “Kennedy had saved the life of one of his men on PT-109, on a mission in which Kennedy was supposed to torpedo a Japanese destroyer. Instead, the lumbering destroyer managed to slice the PT boat in half, killing two crewmen. “Apparently, Kennedy had failed to notice the ship until it was bearing down on top of him. ‘Our reaction to the 109 thing had always been that we were kind of ashamed of our performance,’ admitted one of the crew, Barney Ross. ‘I had always thought it was a disaster.’ ”

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of Wisconsin, an arm of the Midwest Academy. Midwest is dedicated to teaching the tactics of radical organizer Saul Alinsky. How Obamacare Was Sold With A Spoonful Of Deception The Herndon Alliance in 2009 recommended using a series of phrases, some deceptive, that the White House and Democrats have employed to sell the health-care law to the public. Based on polling data about what Americans like and don’t like about Obamacare, Herndon recommended avoiding the following terminology: “universal health care,” “Canadian style health care,” “Medicare for all,” “competition,” “government health care for all,” “regulations,” “required,” “public or government health care,” and “basic health care.” Key phrases to use in the messaging of Obamacare included: “quality affordable health care,” “American solutions,” “a choice of private and public plans,” “choice and control,” “giving security and peace of mind,” “sliding scale, pay what you can afford,” “government as a watchdog, ensure a fair playing field,” “affordable health plans” and “smart investments.” Many of these phrases were incorporated in the marketing material released by the White House and groups like Enroll America. Herndon specifically labeled women, particularly those over the age of 65, as “a key persuadable audience.” “We need to show them how the new law will benefit them. Remember that when messaging to women, start with our core message to build trust,” Herndon advised. The core message: “Reform requires that members of Congress get their healthcare coverage from the same plans as millions of Americans.” However, the Affordable Care Act actually locks lawmakers and their staffers out of the federal government’s group health plan and instead puts them into state insurance exchanges. Herndon recognized the public was finding it difficult to accept that Obamacare would bring healthcare costs down. So to avoid a conversation on costs, Herndon suggested what it called a “long-term effort to ‘move’ the public along by focusing the conversation on specific benefits of the law that will most affect them.” On Medicare, Herndon concocted two key selling points: “The law protects Medicare and provides preventive care with no co-pay.” In actuality, it has been widely reported that the government is scaling back Medicare funding to help defray the costs of Obamacare, with the likely loss of some benefits while raising premiums. In one immediate ramification, the country’s largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans, UnitedHealth Group, said it will need to reduce the number of doctors in its network nationally by 10 to 15 percent in the next year alone. For those who say they don’t trust the government, Herndon posits the best response “is one that says the law requires us all (consumers, doctors and nurses, hospitals, insurance companies) to take responsibility and play by fair rules.” “Our government is a government for all the people, not just for the privileged,” Herndon recommends saying. However, that talking point may surprise critics of what has been described as waivers of some provisions of the health-care law for a number of businesses and unions. The Department of Health and Human Services allowed lower annual caps on the total amount of medical bills some firms and unions pay for each subscriber. Reportedly the temporary waivers were offered to 722 businesses, 417 groups of small employers bound by collective bargaining agreements, and 34 unions.

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Continued from p.13 Among close acquaintances Kennedy was candid about the incident. In his 1991 book A Question of Character, historian Thomas Reeves wrote that Kennedy told a friend, “My story about the collision is getting better all the time. Now I’ve got a Jew and a nigger in the story and with me being a Catholic, that’s great.” The widely repeated claim that Kennedy was capable of reading an amazing 1,200 words per minute? The journalist Hugh Sidey admitted years later that he and Kennedy had plucked the number out of thin air. Kennedy’s best-selling books, Why England Slept and Profiles in Courage, which helped sell the notion that he was something of an intellectual? Both were largely ghostwritten. The image of Kennedy as a serious consumer of highbrow culture? Another fabrication. In his insightful JFK: History of an Image, Thomas Brown noted that “Kennedy’s admirers have made it abundantly clear that as a personal matter, his taste was quite commonplace. As [Kennedy speechwriter Theodore] Sorensen admitted, Kennedy had no interest in the opera, was bored at the ballet, and fell asleep at classical musical concerts. When he was not posturing for the public, he preferred such fare as James Bond novels, Broadway show tunes, romantic ballads, and western action movies.” The portrayal of a resolute JFK staring down Nikita Khrushchev in 1962 until the Soviet leader blinked and removed his missiles from Cuba? What the public didn’t know until decades later was that Khrushchev had refused to buckle until Kennedy secretly agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey aimed at the Soviet Union. On the paramount domestic issue of his time, Kennedy, far from being the champion of civil rights portrayed by court historians, was at best (to borrow from the title of Nick Bryant’s 2006 book on the subject) a cautious “bystander” and at worst a president whose regional judicial appointees, as a February 1964 Time magazine article described them, “have turned out to be so devoted to segregation that they may be the greatest obstacle to equal rights in the South today.” When the existence of Richard Nixon’s White House taping system was revealed, Kennedy loyalists were among the loudest critics. But then it emerged that Nixon was, to again quote Seymour Hersh, “an amateur compared to Kennedy.” Not only had JFK installed a taping system in the White House, he apparently had an insatiable need to eavesdrop on conversations held well beyond the porticos of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “The FBI and the CIA had installed dozens of wiretaps and listening devices on orders and requests from the attorney general [Robert Kennedy],” wrote Richard Reeves in his 1993 book President Kennedy: Profile of Power. “Transcripts of secret tapes of steel executives, congressmen, lobbyists, and reporters routinely ended up on the president’s desk. The targets ranged from writers who criticized the president… to members of Kennedy’s own staff.” Though Kennedy has been lauded in some quarters for his allegedly good relationship with Israel, the reality is not so cut and dried. In fact, Israel was a rather low priority for Kennedy. “I would have to play down the Middle East as a matter of deep concern to [him],” Kennedy’s secretary of state, Dean Rusk, acknowledged years later. Rusk (who had adamantly opposed the creation of Israel when he headed the

State Department’s UN desk in the late 1940s) added that he couldn’t “remember that Kennedy had any fresh ideas about the Middle East crisis.” About a month before Election Day 1960, Kennedy told his friend Charlie Bartlett about an experience he claimed to have had at a meeting in New York the night before. “I went to this party,” Kennedy said. “It was given by a group of people who were big money contributors and also Zionists and they said to me, ‘We know that your campaign is in terrible financial shape.’ The deal they offered me was that they would finance the rest of this campaign if I would agree to let them run the Middle Eastern policy of the United States for the next four years.” What to make of this bizarre tale (referred to by, among others, Seymour Hersh in his 1991 book The Samson Option and Richard Reeves in his aforementioned Profile of Power)? Were there actually Jews foolish enough to think they could buy American foreign policy – and brash enough to suggest it out loud? Or was the whole thing a gross exaggeration or even an outright fabrication? The story touches on some of the most familiar, and sinister, Jewish stereotypes: a cabal of rich Jews, operating in clandestine fashion, dishonest and disloyal and out to secretly take control of government policy. (Besides, could the Kennedy campaign, with Papa Joe’s checkbook on standby, really have been in such dire financial straits?) As president, Kennedy routinely hectored the Israeli government on the issue of Arab refugees and the question of whether Israel was constructing a nuclear reactor; instructed his UN ambassador in early 1962 to vote to condemn Israel in the Security Council following an Israeli retaliatory strike in Syria; and, as part of an all-out effort to win the affections of Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, pushed hard for large increases in aid to Egypt. Nasser rewarded Kennedy by publicizing the contents of an extraordinarily craven letter he’d received from the American president. The letter’s disclosure was a humiliation for Kennedy, not only due to its tone of abject supplication but also because of its suggestion that Kennedy supported the tough measures Eisenhower had employed against Israel during the Suez crisis six years earlier. “I am...proud of the real encouragement which my government and the American people have in the past given to your aspirations and those of your countrymen, especially in the critical days of 1956,” Kennedy wrote Nasser, directly contradicting his previous public statements on the matter, particularly those made during his campaign for the White House. While talking a good game to Jewish groups, Kennedy basically continued Eisenhower’s even-handed Mideast policy, and though the administration eventually sold Israel some anti-aircraft missiles, it repeatedly turned down Israeli requests for offensive as opposed to defensive weapons. It was Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, who significantly upgraded U.S. military aid to Israel. The crime writer James Elroy nailed it in his novel American Tabloid: “Jack Kennedy was the mythological front man for a particularly juicy slice of our history. He talked a slick line and wore a world-class haircut. He was Bill Clinton minus pervasive media scrutiny and a few rolls of flab. Jack got whacked at the optimum moment to assure his sainthood. Lies continue to swirl around his eternal flame…. ” Jason Maoz can be reached at jmaoz@jewishpress.com.

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Yaakov’s Desire To Change The Family Destiny After Yosef’s two dreams his siblings are naturally upset, believing that Yosef had aspirations to control them. The rage turns into jealousy when his father Yaakov seems to give credence to Joseph’s dream (Genesis 37:11). In response, Yosef’s brothers set out to Shechem. This is where, just a bit earlier, two of them killed all the male inhabitants for the rape of Dinah, their sister (Genesis 34). According to the Midrash, the brothers again go to Shechem to decide how to take retribution, this time against Joseph (Rashi, Genesis 37:12). This is where Yaakov sends Yosef to seek out to his brothers’ welfare (Genesis 37:13). Soncino, the 15th century Italian commentary, explains that though Yaakov could have sent a servant to find out if his sons were well, he purposefully sent Yosef in the hope that he would be able to make peace with them. This raises the question: With the brothers’ enmity toward Yosef so great, wasn’t Yaakov placing Yosef in danger? Indeed, it can be suggested that Yosef felt his father had set him up. Note that Yosef doesn’t contact his father even after becoming second to the king of Egypt. Yosef may have felt he was being cast aside, just like those who came before him. (Eisav and Yishmael were cast aside by their parents.)

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The Meeting Of Silicon Alley And Silicon Wadi By Devora Mandell JP Correspondent It was a much anticipated evening as the winners of the U.S. Israel Business Council (USI) competition for “most promising Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs with the next big idea,” were to be announced. The enthusiasm was overwhelming as there were more than 160 applicants to the “Israel to NY” competition, and despite some very impressive ideas, only 15 Israeli tech-startups were chosen as finalists. Finalists were invited to New York for three days of intensive workshops, networking opportunities with investors, and necessary guidance in how to launch their business operations in New York City. Then, at the closing reception, the finalists were given 90 seconds to showcase their startups to an invitation-only audience of over 300 investors. The winner receiving the most positive feedback from the panel of judges and the audience would be granted a $10,000 award worth of professional services, complimentary office space for six months, and ongoing support from US Israel Business Council. USI is a not-for-profit organization founded by Gil Galanos, the former deputy minister of the Israeli Economic Mission to North America. USI regularly facilitates collaboration between Israeli and U.S. entrepreneurs and investors in an attempt to drive the next generation of science and technology. The “Israel to NY” program was co-organized by NYC government’s New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), which seeks to establish New York’s “Silicon Alley” as an accelerator for high-tech ventures, by tapping into Israeli innovation emerging from Tel Aviv’s famed “Silicon Wadi.”

(R-L) At 7 World Trade Center, Paul Grossinger and David Bratslavsky, executive director of USI; present the Israel to NYC People’s Choice Award to Saar Yoskovitz and Gal Shaul, the co-founders of Augury Systems. Panel judges Dan Ciporin, Canaan Ventures; Daniel J. Schultz, Gotham Ventures; and Jing Wang Herman, GetTaxi USA, look on.

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A TASTE OF LOMDUS RABBI RAPHAEL FUCHS

Why Two Years? Toward the end of the parshah, we read that Yosef was incarcerated. While there, the sar hamashkim and the sar ha’ofim were imprisoned as well. Both men had dreams one night, which disturbed them the next day. Rashi tells us that they each dreamed the interpretation of the other’s dream. Yosef approached them and offered, with Hashem’s help, to interpret their dreams. Each relayed their dreams and Yosef interpreted each one accordingly. Both knew that the interpretation was accurate because they had dreamt the interpretation of the other’s dream. As it was, the interpretation of the sar hamshkim’s dream was that in three days he would be returned to his post in the palace. After relaying this interpretation to the sar hamashkim, Yosef then requested that when he is indeed returned to his post in the palace, he should remember the kindness that he, Yosef, showed him and mention to Pharaoh that he too should be acquitted. The parshah concludes

that the sar hamashkim did not remember Yosef – and indeed forgot him. At the end of this week’s parshah, Rashi says that as a result of Yosef’s outreach to the sar hamashkim for help, instead of relying on Hashem to save him, he was punished and remained in jail for another two years. The meforshim searched for an explanation as to why Yosef’s punishment was to be incarcerated specifically for two more years. The Kli Yakar and the Maharal both quote an opinion suggesting that the additional two-year sentence was because Yosef said two words in asking the sar hamashkim for help: “hazkartani” and “hotzeisani.” Since he used two words in his request, his punishment was to be incarcerated for another two years. They also quote another explanation: the gematria of the words “im zechartani” total 728; adding to that number the two words im zechartani now brings the total to 730 – the amount of days in two years. The Nachalas Yaakov and the Be’er Basadeh suggest that it was because Yosef said the words zechartani and hazkartani. The Maharal says that a person only remembers someone for one year. It is for this reason that after not seeing or hearing about another person for a year, one recites the berachah of “…mechayei hameisim.” Based on this, Yosef was hoping that the sar hamashkim would remember him for one year; he could not have anticipated that the sar

hamashkim would remember him thereafter. Thus his punishment was that after the sar hamashkim actually forgot him, he would have to wait the amount of time he had hoped the sar hamashkim would have remembered him, namely one more year. This is why Yosef had to wait another two years in jail: one year for the sar hamashkim to actually forget him, and another unit of time – one year – equal to the time he was depending on human intervention. Another question that the meforshim discuss is the issue that one is permitted to perform hishtadlus. This is to say that while one must have trust that Hashem will bring his salvation, he may do his part in attempting to reach that goal. Why then was Yosef punished for performing the simple act of requesting that another person mention his plight to the king on his behalf? Why did this demonstrate a lack of trust in Hashem? The sefer, Meged Givos Olam, quotes from HaGaon Rav Yechiel Michel Charlap regarding a solution to both of these quandaries. The interpretation that Yosef offered to the sar hamashkim was that in three days Pharaoh would exonerate him and return him to his post in the palace. It was therefore unnecessary for Yosef to request of the sar hamashkim on that very day that he remember him three days later. There were still two days that Hashem could have saved Yosef before the sar hamashkim was even freed. One may do hishtadlus – but only in situations whereby it is warranted. In this case, given Yosef’s madreigah, it was not the time for him to perform hishtadlus since his efforts would not have been effective for another two days anyway. Had Yosef made his request of the sar hamashkim two days later there would not have been any issue concerning lack of trust in Hashem. Since he acted two days early his punishment was to be incarcerated for another two years – one year for each day that he preempted his request. For questions or comments regarding this column, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@gmail.com.


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ing to one of those fanatic Orthodox places,” he said. I was taken aback. “Dad,” I said patiently, “it’s not ‘fanatic.’ The guys there want to learn rather than waste their time.” My father did not buy it. He kept demanding that I reconsider and go to a “normal school.” It was a tough fight and there was a lot of pressure, but I was determined to go. I spent three great years studying in Yerushalayim. I grew in my studies and my emunah and started thinking seriously about marriage. A shadchan recommended a great girl – a ba’alas teshuvah with a similar background to mine. I wrote to my parents about her. They weren’t too thrilled. They were nervous that she might further encourage my “fanaticism.” Despite my parents’ objections I went ahead with my plans. I returned to New York and soon afterward my kallah-to-be returned as well. My parents couldn’t help but like her – she’s very sweet and kind. Their reservations nevertheless remained. One day I overheard my father telling my mother, “We should have stopped it at the very beginning when he was in high school with that rebbe. We should have never let him go to Israel. We should have never allowed him to go to that fanatic Orthodox place.” Eventually, though, my parents consented to my marrying her. My wife and I decided I would contin-

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Continued from p.28 ue learning and she would help support the household. She graduated law school and while her salary isn’t great, the firm where she works respects Shabbos observance. So we are grateful to Hashem that we can live a life of Torah and not have to look for help. Baruch Hashem, we have three little ones close in age. When my wife goes to work the youngest is dropped off at day care and older ones are in school. But to this day my parents cannot accept our way of life, and lately the situation has become worse. My parents, who love the children, are trying to influence them by exposing them to things that are not acceptable. They buy them gifts that are inappropriate. They give them food that while kosher does not meet our standard of kashrus. And there are a host of other issues. We want to keep the lines of communication open and visit them as often as possible and have them visit us as well. We want the children to have a good feeling about their zaidie and bubbie. However, the conflict between us continues. Every time we get together there are some digs. “It’s unheard of that a married man should allow his wife to support him and his children,” they say. “How long do you think this can go on? It’s time you got a job or learn a profession. It’s time you earned money and did some honest work.” On numerous occasions I’ve pointed out my father that we do not come to him for financial support. True, my father helped us buy a house but we

pay our own mortgage and expenses. What is worse is that my parents always choose to mock and ridicule our lifestyle even in front of our children. Baruch Hashem they are very young and do not understand the full implications of my parents’ angry words, but just the same they feel the anger. My wife’s parents are totally secular and it took them some time to accept their daughter’s lifestyle. They looked upon it with curiosity rather than hostility. They’ve tried to be tolerant. When we visit them we have to bring our own plates, cutlery and kosher food, but at least there are no sarcastic or insulting remarks. But there are some real issues. My mother-in-law is upset that we cannot eat the delicious food she prepares, but she has more or less come to accept it. To be sure, it is difficult for us to explain to our children that the food is not kosher on bubbie’s table but we try to compensate with positive reinforcement. My wife is an angel. She takes it calmly but it can get tense. Rebbetzin, should we completely sever our relationship to protect our children from both sets of grandparents or should we limit ourselves to phone calls, e-mails and Skype? We don’t know what to do. On the one hand we do not wish to hurt them. They are good, kind, philanthropic people. When it comes to Torah, however, there is an iron curtain my wife and I cannot penetrate. My wife and I seek your guidance. We know you are familiar with all kinds of family conflicts and have been advising people for generations. Rebbetzin, how do we handle this family situation? (To be continued)

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Each and every pasuk and word of Torah teaches us a very valuable and life-altering lesson. The Torah tells us that Yosef’s brothers were envious of him. Yet the Mishnah tells us (Avos 4:21), “Jealousy, greed and glory remove a man from the world.” What does a person gain from jealousy? Nothing at all. All he has is heartache, anguish, and distress. The Sefer Reishis Chachmah teaches that a person who is jealous by nature is self-destructing with his constant upset, worry, pain and sorrow. But worst of all, says the renowned maggid R’ Yaakov Galinsky, he removes himself from this world for no reason at all. He stands to gain nothing with his jealousy. The envy of the shivtei Kah was a consuming jealousy of sorts. And what is it they so begrudged? kesones passim – a fine woolen shirt. In fact, Rashi states that all of Yosef’s tzarros in life were alluded to in the word passim. The letter peh represents Potifar; the samech is for sochrim, merchants; yud is Yishmaelim and mem is Midyanim. So what precisely did the brothers resent? Yosef’s travails and misfortunes? Rav Galinsky stresses that jealousy is a trait man has been struggling with since the beginning of time. Our sages tell us that the nachash (snake) envied Adam and wanted to kill him. He was therefore condemned to crawl on his belly. Similarly, Kayin, who was jealous of Hevel, was condemned by divine retribution to become a wanderer. Korach resented Moshe Rabbeinu and ultimately met his downfall. Let us consider for a moment the concept of Haman who set himself up as an object of avodah zarah and wanted Mordechai to bow down to him. What’s the explanation of bowing down to mere flesh and blood? The Ramban explains that people would worship certain individuals who had risen in society and attained power, like Nevuchadnezzar. People thought if they would accept such an individual as their god and serve him, they would share in his good fortune. In reality, they were wicked and complete fools. The Menos HaLevi writes in the name of Maharam Arama that the people thought Haman was an intermediary between people and G-d. Those who bowed down to Haman were oblivious to who he really was. He was a contemptuous individual who, for twenty-two years, had been a barber in a small village and suddenly he had been raised to an influential position in the government, and his sons were all princes. The people were jealous and wanted some of his success to rub off on them. If they would have foreseen, however, Haman’s ultimate ruination – swinging from a tree that had been prepared during the Six Days of Creation – and known that the only reason he had achieved stature was so that his downfall would be that much greater, as he fell from the highest heights to the lowest depths, they would never have bowed down to Haman or sought to associate with him. They would have avoided him at all costs.

Shomo HaMelech says in Koheles (4:4), “… all labor and all skillful enterprise spring from man’s rivalry with his neighbor ..” The Rava explains that it is jealousy that drives a person to make acquisitions, not because he needs anything or is lacking in any way. “This too is futility and a vexation of the spirit,” concludes Shlomo HaMelech. Rashi interprets “re’us ruach” as a broken heart, meaning to say that this jealousy only creates pain and anger. One who is jealous and bitter about his life removes himself from this world; that is futility. Someone once came to R’ Meir Premishlaner to object that another person was taking away his livelihood. “Let me ask you a question,” said the Rav. “Did you ever see a horse go to drink from the river? As he inclines his head to take a drink, he raises his hooves and begins to kick at the water. Why? Because the water is like a mirror and he thinks another horse is trying to drink his water. The horse becomes jealous and is afraid the other animal will drink all the water in the river. Therefore he kicks.” There is no rationale for begrudging another that which he has. The middah of jealousy is, in fact, diametrically opposed to the principle that Hashem allots to each person that which he needs, as we say in Birchas HaMazon, “He … nourishes and sustains all and benefits all…of His creatures which He has created.” It is a fundamental of bitachon that whatever my friend has he is supposed to have, and I have whatever I am supposed to have. When the Sdei Chemed was a young man he learned in a kollel. Although he was not considered the most brilliant student there, his diligence and desire to learn pushed him far ahead of the others. One member of the kollel, however, was extremely jealous of the Sdei Chemed’s unparalleled success, and he devised a plot to discredit him. There was a maid who would come every morning to clean and straighten up the beis medrash. The Sdei Chemed, too, would arrive very early in the morning to begin his learning sessions. This jealous individual wanted the maid to malign the Sdei Chemed and accuse him of conducting himself inappropriately in her presence. The maid was very reluctant to do this, but she was offered a bribe and threatened with the loss of her job and her reputation if she refused. With no alternative, the maid agreed. The next morning, soon after she entered the beis medrash to begin her day’s work, the maid began to scream loudly and she implicated the Sdei Chemed on trumped up-charges. Shamed and humiliated, the Sdei Chemed immediately left the city. The rosh kollel found it difficult to believe the maid’s accusations and relieved the maid of her duties. However the damage was done and the Sdei Chemed had left the city. A few months later, when the maid had exhausted the bribe money, she came upon information that led her to the Sdei Chemed’s new location. She begged his forgiveness and promised to publicly divulge her involvement in the plot to incriminate the Sdei Chemed and to clear him of the accusation. She also asked the Sdei Chemed to help her reclaim her job as she had no income. On the one hand, the Sdei Chemed was delighted to have an opportunity to clear his name and he almost acquiesced to her offer. However, when he contemplated the terrible chilul Hashem that would result, perhaps even greater than the original incident, he reconsidered and decided that he preferred to tolerate his humiliation until the incident was totally forgotten rather than create a new brouhaha. He did, however, agree to help the maid recover her job.

of Tosafot, however, must have led him to think that Tosafot hold this view. In his commentary on the Tur (ad loc.) the Beit Yosef discusses numerous halachic sources, as well as the aforementioned Mordechai, supporting the opinion that if a person missed lighting one night, he should not light Chanukah candles on subsequent nights. He also cites a Teshuvah Ashkenazit according to which the ruling of Rav Meir of Rothenburg, as quoted by the Mordechai, can be understood to mean

that if a person is late in lighting candles on one night, he has lost the opportunity of observing the mitzvah in the best possible manner on that particular night only. But as far as the other nights are concerned, he should proceed with lighting, for the miracle occurred on every one of the days of Chanukah. This, thus, is a source for a “reading” of the Rambam that is more consistent with the text of the Rambam as we know it. (To be continued)

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass

Traveling And Missing Menorah Lighting (Part I) Question: I am contemplating traveling to Israel. My flight will take place during Chanukah, which means that I may miss one night’s candle lighting. What are my options? Yaakov J (Via E-Mail) Answer: First, be assured that according to halacha you are allowed to fly during Chanukah. Second, as we shall show, if you miss lighting Chanukah candles on one of the nights, you may still light on the subsequent nights. The Gemara (Shabbos, “Bameh Madlikin,” 21b) establishes the timeframe for lighting Chanukah candles. According to a baraisa, “Mitzvatah mi’shetishka hachama ad she’tichleh regel min hashuk – Its observance is from the time the sun sets (shekiah) until pedestrian traffic in the marketplace [e.g. the streets] has ceased.” The Gemara asks: Does that mean that one is required to relight the candles if they became extinguished within that period of time? No, the Gemara says. The baraisa means that if it is night and one has not yet lit the candles, one can still do so until pedestrian traffic ceases; alternatively, the baraisa means to inform us that we need to prepare enough oil so that the menorah burns for this length of time of shekiah until pedestrian traffic ceases. When does “pedestrian traffic in the marketplace” cease? Rabba b. Bar Hanna said in the name of R. Yochanan, “[When] the people from Tadmor (also called Palmyreans) have departed.” Rashi explains that Palmyreans were merchants who sold kindling branches to passersby; they were known to linger until the people had bought the lighting materials they needed. Tosafot (sv “De’i la adlik madlik”) quote the R”I Porat (Rabbi Joseph Ben Moses of Troyes, known as Rabbi Joseph Porat, 12th century) who says that one must be careful to light Chanukah candles as soon as possible – i.e., at sunset – and not tarry more than necessary. But in the event that he did delay, perhaps due to circumstances beyond his control, he should still light out of doubt (safek). The R”I then adds that the time limit of “until pedestrian traffic in the marketplace has ceased” does not affect us anymore since we light indoors for the members of the household nowadays. The Rambam (Hilchot Chanukah 4:5) defines the time “from sunset until pedestrian traffic in the marketplace has ceased” as “a half-hour or more.” Thereafter one should not light Chanukah candles. The Mordechai (Shabbos ibid.) states, quoting his teacher Rav Meir, the Maharam of Rothenburg, that if someone misses one night he should not light on subsequent nights. He arrives at this conclusion based on the Gemara which states that the observance of lighting Chanukah candles is tied to a specific time frame. We will soon see that the ruling cited by the Mordechai is attributed to the Rambam as well. The Tur (Orach Chayim 672, Hilchot Chanukah) takes issue with the Rambam, but the text he appears to be quoting is not the Rambam’s text we have today. Although our text of the Rambam does not say so explicitly, it seems that most would agree that the Rambam does in fact maintain that if one misses lighting one night, one should not light on subsequent nights. The Tur cites the Tosafot quoted above as a basis for his own ruling that one should not light Chanukah candles on subsequent nights after missing lighting one night. But his proof is not clear cut since Tosafot do not specifically discuss the nights following a night on which one doesn’t light. The wording 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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Daf Yomi Highlights Adapted by RABBI YAAKOV KLASS And RABBI GERSHON TANNENBAUM

Which Way To Kindle? ‘All One’s Turns Shall Be To The Right’

(Yoma 15b)

Our Gemara states the halachic principle that when one performs the Avodah (the holy service in the Temple), all turns should be toward the right. The Gemara (Zevachim 62b) derives this from Ezekiel 43:17: “uma’alosehu penos kadim – whoever ascends it [the ramp of the altar] would face eastward.” Thus, the kohen sprinkling the blood of a sacrifice on the mizbe’ach would always move toward the right and circle the mizbe’ach clockwise. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters are published by the Sochachover Kollel of Bnei Brak, led by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kovalsky. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters in Hebrew and/or English, are available for simcha dedications as well as for memorials such as yahrzeit, shloshim, etc., and are distributed by email dafyomi@hadaf-yomi.com.

THIS WEEK’S LUACH (continued from pg. 7) This coming Wednesday is the first night of Chanukah. We light Chanukah candles each night for the next eight nights – increasing the number of candles according to the number of days. We make the following blessings upon lighting: Lehadlik Ner Shel Chanukah and She’asah Nissim, and on the first night, Shehecheyanu. We add Al Hanissim to our Shemoneh Esreh in all our prayers and in Birkas Hamazon. The order for every day of Chanukah is as follows: in the Shemoneh Esreh and Birkas Hamazon we say Al Hanissim (we do not say Tachanun or E-l Erech Appayim), whole Hallel followed by half Kaddish (except on the first day of Rosh Chodesh, when we say whole Kaddish and Musaf). We then read from the Torah, beginning in Bamidbar (7:1), Parashas Naso, each day the first two Aliyos from the Nasi of that day. The third Aliya is from the Nasi of the following day. On the eighth day, the third Aliya concludes in the beginning of Parashas Beha’aloscha (Bamidbar 8:4), half Kaddish, no Yehi Ratzon. After the Torah reading we say Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon, we omit Lamenatze’ach and at the usual conclusion of tefilla we add Mizmor Shir Chanukas Habayis.

In memory of the yahrzeiten of: Rabbi Menachem Nachum b. Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, zt”l, Tolna Rebbe (19th Kislev, 1915); Rabbi Levi Yitzchok b. Rabbi Pinchas Dovid Horowitz, zt”, Bostoner Rebbe (18th Kislev, 2009); Rabbi Baruch b. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, zt”l, Vizhnitzer Rebbe and author of Imrei Baruch (20th Kislev, 1882); Rabbi Yochanan b. Rabbi David Twersky, zt”l, Rachmestrivka Rebbe in Jerusalem (20th Kislev, 1981); Rabbi Yitzchak b. Rabbi Chaim Yoel Hutner, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin (20th Kislev, 1981); Shimon b. Yaakov, zt”l, second son of Yaakov Avinu (21st Kislev, 1707 bce); Rabbi Zvi Pesach b. Rabbi Yehuda Leib Frank, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (21st Kislev, 1960); Rabbi Shalom Mordechai b. Rabbi Yitzchak Schwadron, zt”l, Maggid of Jerusalem (21st Kislev, 1997); Rebbetzin Slova Tannenbaum b. Rabbi Shraga Feivel Frankel, a”h, Verpeleter Rebbetzin (23rd Kislev, 1892); Rabbi Elimelech b. Rabbi Meshulim Feish Lowy, zt”l Tosher Rebbe (23rd Kislev 1942); Rabbi Chayyim Yechezkel b. Rabbi Raphael Medini, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Hebron and author of Sedei Chemed (24th Kislev, 1904); Rabbi Chaim Menachem Avrohom b. Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Twersky, zt”l, London Trisker Rebbe (24th Kislev, 2010); Rabbi Yaakov Yukav b. Rabbi Aharon Ettlinger, zt”l, author of Aruch LaNer (25th Kislev, 1871); Rabbi Chayyim b. Rabbi Baruch Hager, zt”l, Itinia Rebbe and author of Tel Chayyim (25th Kislev, 1932); and Rabbi Yochanan b. Rabbi David Mordechai Twersky, zt”l, Tolna Rebbe (25th Kislev, 1998).

A Universal Principle This principle of moving toward the right is applied to other mitzvos as well. The Mechaber (Orach Chayim 676:5) notes that, starting on the second night of Chanukah when two or more Chanukah lights are kindled, one should first kindle the light furthermost to the left and continue kindling the lights moving toward the right. Before Or After? Interestingly, however, the Levush and the Taz (Orach Chayim 676:6) maintain that the candle on the far right should be kindled first. The Taz explains that the essence of the Gemara’s principle is that one must begin with the mitzvah on the right; however, the rule does not state that one must continuously move toward the right. He argues that it is more appropriate to begin kindling the meno-

rah with the light on the far right (even though this means concluding with the one on the left) than to do the opposite. He reasons: Why should the conclusion of the mitzvah be considered more important than its beginning? Writing A Sefer Torah In support of his position, the Levush points to the fact that the writing of a Sefer Torah is done from right to left. The Eliyahu Rabbah (Orach Chayim 676:10) takes issue with the Levush’s proof, noting that although Hebrew words are read from right to left, a sofer forms the Hebrew characters by stroking his quill from left to right. And indeed, the view of most Acharonim is in accord with the Mechaber – that when lighting Chanukah candles we start at the left and conclude at the right.

NEXT WEEK’S LUACH NYC Candle Lighting Time November 29, 2013 – 26 Kislev 5774 4:10 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: 5:15 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:42 p.m. NYC E.S.T Weekly Reading: Miketz Weekly Haftara: Roni VeSimchi (Zechariah 2:14-4:7) Daf Yomi: Yoma 21 Mishna Yomit: Avos 2:1-2 Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 317:4-6 Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Malveh v’Loveh chap. 10-12 Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:04 a.m. NYC E.S.T. Sunrise: 6:58 a.m. NYC E.S.T Latest Kerias Shema: 9:21 a.m. NYC E.S.T. Sunset: 4:30 p.m. NYC E.S.T

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevarchim. We bless the new month of Teves. Rosh Chodesh is two days, Tuesday and Wednesday. The molad is Tuesday morning, 58 minutes and 5 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 12:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem). This is Shabbos Chanukah as well. Friday night we light the Chanukah candles first, and then the Shabbos candles. We use larger candles or more oil to assure that these candles, which we lit earlier, remain lit at least a half hour after shekia. Following Shacharis we recite whole Hallel. We then take out two Sifrei Torah: in the first we read from Parashas VaYeshev, we call up 7 aliyos. We then place both Sifrei Torah on the bimah and recite half Kaddish. Following the Hagbaha, we read the Maftir in Parashas Naso, from Vayehi Beyom Cha-

los Moshe (Bamidbar 7:42-47). Haftara same as above. We do not say Av Harachamim. Otherwise the order continues as usual, with the exception of the inclusion of Al Hanissim in the Musaf Shemoneh Esreh. We conclude the service with Mizmor Shir Chanukas Habayis. Mincha: usual Kerias Hatorah, then we add Al Hanissim in the Shemoneh Esreh. At Maariv we say Vi’yehi Noam. Motza’ei Shabbos, in shul we first light Chanukah candles, then Havdala. At home the order is reversed. The order of the day for Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (the last day of Chanukah) is the same as in last week’s luach. Rosh Chodesh: Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening and Wednesday morning and at Mincha in the afternoon we add Ya’aleh VeYavo as well as Al Hanissim. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Maariv, we begin saying VeTen Tal U’matar in Birkas Hashanim of the Shemoneh Esreh. If one forgot to say Tal U’matar – the seasonal request in Mevarech Hashanim – see Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tefilla, for all laws, as to which places in the Shemoneh Esreh one may, bedi’avad; post facto; as a last resort; include this request and not have to repeat the full Shemoneh Esreh. Next Friday is the fast of Asara BeTeves. See next week’s luach. The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142. – Y.K.


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RABBI BEN TZION SHAFIER

Living Like A Rock And Yaakov lived in the lands in which his father sojourned, the land of Canaan. – Bereishis 37: 1 Rashi tells us that after the Torah described the life of Eisav in an abbreviated manner, it then told over the events of the life of Yaakov in full detail. The reason for this is that Yaakov and what occurred to him are important in the eyes of Hashem, whereas Eisav and his life aren’t. So too, Rashi explains, we find with the ten generations from Adam to Noach. Each individual gets a mere mention until we get to the life of Noach. Then the Torah elaborates

in full detail. The same pattern is repeated with the ten generations from Noach until Avraham. We are told in condensed form – “so and so gave birth to so and so” – until we get to the life of Avraham. Then the Torah again goes into great detail because the life and activities of a tzaddik are important in the eyes of Hashem, while those a rasha aren’t. Rashi continues with a mashal to help explain this concept. Imagine a man has lost a precious stone in the sand. He takes a sieve and begins combing through the sand to find it. The sieve picks up many small rocks along with the gem that he is searching for. Once he finds the gem, he takes it out and throws the rocks away. This Rashi becomes difficult to understand when we focus on the purpose of a mashal. Chazal use parables to help bridge a gap. When we are dealing with concepts that are outside our frame of reference, our sages often use examples and

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metaphors to bring difficult ideas into terms that we can understand. For instance, if you were given the task to describe the color purple to a color-blind person, how would you portray it? Well, it isn’t blue and it’s not red. The problem is that since this person sees all colors in the grey spectrum, neither point of reference has any meaning. So you might revert to a mashal. The purpose of the mashal is to capture the essence of a distant concept and bring it closer. Why does Rashi feel we need a mashal to understand this concept? It seems rather straightforward. Eisav wasn’t important, so the Torah told over his life quickly, whereas Yaakov and what he accomplished are significant, so the Torah went into the details. That seems like an elementary concept, not one that needs repeating or a mashal to help clarify it. The Value of a Person The answer to this question is that Rashi is explaining a concept that isn’t obvious at all – namely, the true value of a person. If you were to ask a chemist the value of a human being, he might say, “Well, let’s see…So much potassium… so much magnesium…I would estimate his value at about 60 cents.” That would be accurate in one dimension. If we were measuring the value of a human from the perspective of the chemicals that make up his body, we would find him rather inexpensive. However, from a different perspective, the human is the most precious entity on the face of the planet – something so precious that it was worthwhile to create an entire cosmos for just one person. The difference in the value systems manifests itself in the way a person lives his life. If a person leads his life like any other occupant of this planet, as just another member of the animal kingdom, then he has the value of whatever his physical being represents – a couple of pounds of rotting meat. However, if a person recognizes the reason Hashem put us on the planet and leads the life of a great person, his value is incalculable. Living Like a Rock That is what Rashi seems to be telling us. If the Torah only mentioned Eisav quickly and then elaborated about the life of Yaakov, you would never quite understand the difference in their values. Let me give you a mashal: When a man is looking for a pearl in the sand and he picks up some rocks along with it, they are utterly, totally and completely valueless to him. He throws them back down. The Torah is using this mashal to give us the perspective of the stark difference in value. It wasn’t that Eisav wasn’t as important as Yaakov – he was valueless, something to be discarded. He was a rock. When he left this planet, that is all that was left – the body to decay into the ground. This concept is very relevant to us because we tend to get very busy at this thing called life. Working, doing, going, taking care of this, taking care of that. But a person has to ask himself, “What is it that I am so busy with? Granted I have to make a living, agreed that I must take care of many basic physical needs, but has that taken over the focus of my life? Do I spend so much time focused on the mundane issues of survival that it has become the epicenter of my existence? If it does, then I am no different than a beast of burden; I am a rock.” Two men can look identical; yet the difference between them can be the distance from the heavens to the earth. If a person follows his natural tendencies, he may well have wasted the greatest opportunity of his life, and at the end of it all, he will have nothing to show for all of his efforts. Whereas if a person invests his energies in those values that the Torah teaches us, then he at his very essence becomes more precious than anything that we can imagine, and for eternity he will enjoy those phenomenal accomplishments. The entire world was worth creating for him alone. “The Shmuz on the Parsha” book, a compilation on all of Chumash, is now available for purchase either at your local sefarim store or at Shmuz.com.


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On Targeted Killing And International Law A Review of Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing by Amos N. Guiora (Oxford University Press, 2013) This is a book on assorted matters of genuinely urgent importance. Although explicitly jurisprudential in orientation (the author teaches Criminal Procedure at the University of Utah), the implications are much broader in scope. Indeed, for anyone who has been paying attention to world news on “routine” matters of war and terrorism, it is reasonable to say that the book’s argument will resonate authoritatively on virtually all current matters of peace and security. This is not a book about assassination. As Professor Guiora makes very clear at the outset, targeted killing is a particular expression of “aggressive, preemptive self-defense” by a nation-state. Its legality, he continues, requires that the intended victim pose “an immediate future threat,” and that it not be in “retaliation for a past act....” Operationally, as is increasingly evident from our daily news sources, targeted killings are, “in the main, conducted through UAVs (referred to as drones), manned helicopters firing missiles, or, `on the ground,’” hit teams.” Guiora is a distinguished legal scholar, one who served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as commander of the IDF School of Military Law, and also as legal adviser to the Gaza Strip. Written with the understanding that nation-states have increasingly sought alternatives to traditional warfare, his meticulous study fashions a coherent strategy, both lawful and effective, against an expanding enemy that is apt to be “borderless, amorphous, and ruthless.” In the end, this developed strategy recommends “person-specific operational counterterrorism,” a plan – unlike all-out classical battles between fullyarmed military forces – that relies on “intelligence gathering and analysis,” and that seeks to protect democratic societies from “specific individuals who pose a danger to national security.” Under international humanitarian law, every use of force must always be judged twice, once with regard to the justness of the cause, and once with regard to the justness of the means. Regarding the first criterion, the author invokes and clarifies the doctrine of “pre-emptive self-defense,” a rationale for permissible force that requires identifying enemy preparations for attack that are recognizably “imminent.” As I have written myself in law journals and The Jewish Press, international law is not a suicide pact. Guiora is correct to claim that states sometimes have a residual right to act in self-defense before they are attacked (anticipatory self-defense, explained primarily at customary international law), and that doing so via a limited strategy of targeted killing can substantially minimize collateral casualties among noncombatants. This brings the author to the second critical legal standard on the use of force – the core issue of properly defining and identifying legitimate targets. Here he offers a “criteria-based decision-making process,” a complex intellectual enterprise, reflecting multiple imperatives (law, policy, morality, and operations), and pertinent expectations of both national and international law. Above all, we can learn here that a policy of targeted killing is permissible only if a legitimate target, a direct participant, and self-defense are all “narrowly defined and specifically applied.” By its very nature this is not an easy subject to write about, especially where the core genre is intended to be very conspicuously jurisprudential. It is, after all, difficult for any civilized people to acknowledge self-defense imperatives that could allow killing as remediation. Nonetheless, Guiora is right that “The fog of operational counterterrorism has replaced the relative clarity of traditional war,” and that “It is both moral and legal to kill a terrorist when that is the only recourse to prevent him/her from killing innocent individuals.” For this reviewer, who writes extensively on assassination, the most interesting aspect of Professor Guiora’s excellent book is perhaps his precise

and meaningful distinction between assassination and targeted killing. In claiming they are not the same, he is able to sharpen and refine relevant decisional options. He is also on very solid ground in distinguishing targeted killing from extrajudicial execution. The latter reflects any government policy to kill presumed enemies of the state as a means of punishment, and not, looking forward, for national self-defense. Almost immediately, these vital distinctions brought to my mind the relatively recent case of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen successfully targeted for execution by a CIA drone in Yemen. By definition, this was (and remains) an exceedingly complex legal and moral case, especially because it has involved the very subtle and intersecting tributaries of both U.S. law and international law. For the most part, as Guiora acknowledges, public discussion of the case has focused on the legality of killing an American citizen without “due process of law,” in other words, entirely on the domestic legal aspects. Interestingly, however, from a purely international law perspective, says Guiora, the killing was also problematic. In other words, despite U.S. Attorney General Holder’s March 5, 2012, justification of the killing under U.S. law, there is ample evidence that al-Awlaki was eliminated not because of his potential involvement in anti-American terrorism but merely as “payback” for his past acts. Using Professor Guiora’s specific targeted killing paradigm, it would appear doubtful that reliable intelligence had pointed to any al-Awlaki involvement in future terrorist activity. Hence, within the author’s own template of evaluation, the presumably exclusive U.S. focus here on retributive justice was both immoral, and in evident violation of international law. The very last paragraphs of Guiora’s book deal with Iran, arguably an authentically existential issue for Israel and also a major security concern for the United States. As chair of Project Daniel in Israel in 2003, I have been personally interested, for more than a decade, in all permissible self-defense options that might still be available to Jerusalem and Washington in the uniquely difficult matter of Iran. Now, despite President Obama’s initial but altogether tentative success in bringing Tehran into the diplomatic fold, it is nonetheless still obvious that Iran remains fully determined to proceed with its longterm policy of nuclear military development. What, if anything, can be done to stop, or even slow down, this development, by means of a criteriabased approach to targeted killing? In the past, it is plausible that Israel resorted to certain uses of targeted killing as preemptive self-defense, most likely, in its very early days, against German scientists then making rockets for Egypt, and later against French scientists working for Saddam Hussein’s Osiraq effort in Iraq. Indeed, it would seem that Israel may even have made some relatively recent use of this same strategy against selected nuclear scientists in Iran. On Iran, Professor Guiora’s targeting paradigm is quite clear and relatively promising. From the standpoint of “proportionality,” for example, Israel should have little to worry about. After all, identifying an individual or individuals in Iran who could sometime acquire enough power to annihilate Israel altogether is, prima facie, legitimate. This legitimacy could be enhanced, moreover, by recalling Iran’s openly genocidal threats against Israel, over the past dozen or so years. Also plainly on the mark is Guiora’s assertion that a valid application of targeted killing, one that is both proportionate, and attentive to the minimization of collateral harms, would be “preferable from an operational perspective to full military engagement fraught with extraordinary unknowns.” In other words, the author alleges, it would be far more sensible (and hence, more lawful) to keep Iran from “going nu-

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

Blacklisted! Twenty-four-year-old Moshe’s having a hard time getting dates, and his friends can’t figure out why. Moshe’s good-looking, well-groomed, polite and considerate. He’s well-educated, well-read, and interested in Tanach, history, literature, and science. Moshe has a master’s in electrical engineering and a good job, and he was a student leader in college. Yet, lately, most of the young women he agrees to go out with have turned down suggestions to meet him. It took a little sleuthing on the part of a neighbor who wanted to find out why Moshe has been receiving so many “No’s.” It seems that someone who dated Moshe a year-and-a-half ago thought he was a “little nerdy.” On their only date, she felt that Moshe spoke far too long about his brandnew job, and there wasn’t enough reciprocal conversation between them. She remarked about this to one friend, and somehow, the word got out among other friends. Several of them were later approached about dating Moshe, but the description of his being a “little nerdy” scared them all away. Communication today being what it is, now an even wider circle of young women identifies Moshe as a nerd. Moshe’s discouraged by these recurring rejections. He doesn’t know the reason he’s being Psychotherapists Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W., and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc., are the authors of the new book “Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage” (Menucha Publishers), now available in bookstores and at targum.com. They are co-directors of Sasson V’Simcha – The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc. To invite the authors to present a program for singles, parents, or mentors in your community this fall, contact them at info@ jewishdatingandmarriage.com.

Dear Losing Patience Waiting: [F] I truly feel your pain, as the waiting game is not easy for anyone. As the years pass, the pain of being single and waiting for Mr. Right to come along increases exponentially. With each passing year, the flames of hope tend to dim more and more for the yearning single. The fact that you’ve been able to be so positive and optimistic until now is truly commendable. It is truly wonderful that you’ve been able to influence other singles to approach this stage in life with a positive and healthy attitude. The zechus that you have for that must be tremendous. What to do now to maintain your upbeat attitude that is slowly slipping away is not an easy dilemma to solve. How can someone tell a single who has been dating for a decade to just be patient because your bashert is around the corner? How can a hopeful person who has been disappointed time after time for so many years be told to maintain that hope? Here are two suggestions. Keep yourself busy via enjoyable and productive activities. Obviously the priority should always be to set aside time to dating, but there’s plenty of other time to do industrious things. If you’re working full- or part-time, participate in the activities I’ve described on the nights or weekends that you have no dates. Make plenty of time to relax and unwind – then do things for yourself. This strategy is not being selfish. While one should definitely help others by being involved in chesed projects, don’t overwhelm yourself by making commitments to others that could easily

turned down. All he knows is that the girls who have turned him down are people he’s agreed to go out with because they have qualities he’s looking for – hashkafa, intelligence, education, family background, good middos. Chances are that some of them will enjoy going on a date with him, and one of them might even be right for him. But no one will ever get the chance, because Moshe’s effectively been blacklisted – even though the only first date “rule” he seems to have broken is talking too long about his job and not showing enough interest in his date. Many people have difficulty on a first date. They’re nervous and talk too much, or not enough. They dwell too long on one subject, or they act like they’re at job interview and speak too much about themselves without trying to find out about the other person. Sometimes, these daters do much better on a second date. Since they’ve already broken the ice and are less nervous, they’re able to have a balanced, flowing conversation and start to relate to the person they’re out with. There are many other daters who could do very well if they had a little bit of coaching. They have decent social skills, but they don’t know the best way to apply them in the dating arena. There are plenty of Moshe’s who don’t get blacklisted. Why is he different? It started when “Susie” talked to a friend about her date with Moshe and mentioned that she didn’t want to go out with him again because she thought he was “a little nerdy.” When Moshe was suggested to another girl in Susie’s crowd, she found out about Susie’s comment and decided she didn’t want to date him. Since many of Susie’s friends have the hashkkafa and background that Moshe’s looking for, he’s been suggested to several of them. They turn down the suggestion because, “Susie and I are a lot alike. If she thinks he’s too nerdy, then he’s probably too nerdy for me.” This true story shows us how harmful it can be to make a seemingly “innocent” comment about someone we dated. It becomes magnified and spreads much farther than we ever intended. When a dating partner doesn’t match up to our expectations, why can’t we say, “He just wasn’t for me?” and leave it at that. Our friends will be free to make their own judgments. What’s a “little nerdy,” lead to self-resentment. Take up a hobby. Take a cooking or baking class. Learn to sew or quilt. Go out with a friend to paint pottery. Take a make-up or sheitel class. Learn to play a musical instrument. Work on writing a novel. Do a jigsaw puzzle. Clearly, none of the aforementioned ideas will fill the void of not having yet found your other half. But you will see that at least a small amount of your pain will be pacified while you keep yourself busy with other pursuits. In sum, find something that excites you. Also, the most important thing you could do is continuously daven. This could sometimes be very frustrating and challenging, since it may often feel as if your tefillos aren’t being answered. But please believe that they most definitely are. The answer may be “not yet, dear child” or “just wait a little while longer until the time is right for you,” but no heartfelt tefillah goes unheard. It may be difficult at times, but strongly preserve your emunah and bitachon in the principles that God loves you, God knows what is best for you, and God is listening to your prayers. I hope that your waiting period will end very soon. Questions and/or comments can be sent to IYH@jewishpress.com. 5010

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Understanding The Type Full House Again at Acheinu Flatbush Parlor Meeting to Of Trust You Need Hear HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita By Isaac Yedid, Esq. and Raymond Zeitoune, Esq.

If you thought that all trusts were created equal, you might want to think again. There are actually many different types of trusts and some are better suited for certain situations than others. If you are looking into setting up a trust, the following is summary of some of the most common types of trusts that are created depending on each person’s particular need and situation: Revocable Trusts Many people choose to establish a revocable trust to provide for themselves and their dependents in the event they become incapacitated. People also set up revocable trusts to avoid probate upon their death. Revocable Trusts allow the grantor to change or revoke the trust if they wish. You, as the grantor, can establish the trust and control it. You may even serve as trustee during your lifetime. If you become incapacitated, the trustee (or successor trustee) will ensure uninterrupted management of your financial affairs according to the terms you established when you set up the trust. And when you are gone, the trustee will distribute the trust assets, which will not be subject to the delays and expense, not to mention potential public review, of the probate process. A revocable living trust does not avoid estate taxes because you still own the property, but it can help reduce expenses. It is also important to note that a revocable trust would not be the right trust for Medicaid Planning purposes. Irrevocable Trusts An irrevocable trust is just what the name implies and cannot be revoked by the grantor once it has been created. Because it is irrevocable, this type of trust may provide tax benefits that a revocable trust cannot by reducing the estate’s tax liability. It can also provide income to your children, grandchildren, or other heirs as you instruct both during your lifetime and after your death. You specify the beneficiaries of the trust, how it will function, and who will serve as trustee. There are different types of irrevocable trusts. For Medicaid Planning purposes, an irrevocable trust would work. Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts An irrevocable life insurance trust lets you reduce the size of your taxable estate with a trust which purchases a life insurance policy on your own life. The trust is the owner of the policy and pays the life insurance premiums from money you gift to the trust. The premium payments that you contribute to the trust may qualify for the annual gift tax exclusion amount if certain tax rules are properly followed. The trust is also the beneficiary of the policy and your heirs are the beneficiaries of the trust. When you die, the policy’s death benefit is paid to the trust, and the trust can be distributed to the named beneficiaries in the manner you choose. Family Bypass Trusts Among the many different names for this type of trust, it is also commonly known as a disclaimer trust or a credit shelter by pass trust and is usually created in a last will & testament of which the terms of the trust may, at the option of the surviving spouse, go into effect when the first spouse passes away. Although your estate can generally pass to your spouse estate tax-free upon your death, you may choose to establish a family bypass trust to take advantage of the applicable exclusion amount at the first death of a spouse. This type of trust can provide a lifetime of income to the surviving spouse, with the remaining assets of the trust passing to your heirs estate taxfree upon the surviving spouse’s death.

By Yaakov Chaim Eidels Again for the third year, over 150 people gathered at the Acheinu Annual Flatbush Parlor Meeting, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Simcha Applegrad. This year’s event on Thursday, November 7, had the particular zechus and special experience of hearing the warm words of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita, who graced the event as its guest speaker. It is the third consecutive year that Mr. and Mrs. Applegrad have so graciously hosted the Flatbush Parlor meeting. As always, the event on behalf of Acheinu, promised to be engaging and enjoyable, and it was richly so in every sense, in ruchniyus and gashmiyus together. The exciting ruchniyus component and experience and center of the evening was without a doubt the opportunity to hear Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein and be inspired by his profound and kindhearted words on behalf of the tremendous kiruv activities of Acheinu. Acheinu, now in its twentieth year of spectacular activity, growth and success, is the Kiruv movement with the unique program of developing young people as b’nei Torah. It has succeeded, with great Siyata d’Shmaya, in attaining an astonishing success rate of ensuring that children of all backgrounds become complete Shomrei Torah u’Mitzvos. With a unique system of follow up and accountability, Acheinu has succeeded in enrolling more than 93% of its charges, Israeli public school children, in yeshivos kedoshos. In the past 20 years, Acheinu has made a successful positive impact on more than 10,000 children. Each year, roughly 1,200-1,500 Israeli children begin the new school year in yeshivos instead of public schools, thanks to Acheinu’s broad range of programs and initiatives. Acheinu, recognizing the children’s need for constant support and chizuk, invests in an entire staff of avreichim to serve as mentors, throughout their yeshiva years and beyond, until they become true bnei Torah, marry and establish Torah homes. HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, the renowned rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak, is known for his brilliance in Torah and comprehensive shiurim. Rav Borenstein served as a R”M at Yeshiva Nachlas Dovid in Petach Tikvah and then as a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Chevron, Geulah for twenty years with HaGaon HaRav Chaim Sarna zt”l. With the founding of Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak he was invited to serve as rosh yeshiva. Rav Borenstein was one of the most prominent talmidim of Rav

HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, shlita

Chaim Shmulevitz zt”l and was involved in the preparation of Rav Chaim’s seforim, Shaarei Chaim. He was also one of the most prominent talmidim of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Hutner zt”l at Yeshivas Beis HaTalmud-Gur Aryeh. Rav Borenstein is the author of several important sefarim including collections of his Shiurim on several masechtos of Shas. Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein’s words Rav Dovid Morgenstern, Chairman of the Parlor Meeting’s Reception Committee opened the evening by connecting the remarkable work of Acheinu with the Parshah of the week. Rav Borenstein shlita, was then introduced by Rav Shlomo Cynamon, shlita, Rav of K’hal Bnei Torah and Rosh Kollel of Kollel Dirshu of Flatbush. Rav Cynamon is an erudite talmid chochom and maggid shiur. Rav Cynamon, introducing Rav Borenstein, stressed that the crowd who had come to hear such a tremendous marbitz Torah as Rav Borenstein, was there, “not because we are celebrity seekers,” but for the opportunity to see and aspire to their greatness and be inspired by it. Rav Borenstein opened his gentle and erudite address describing Acheinu’s formidable kiruv accomplishments (“an amazing phenomenon”) which he compared to the model of Yaakov Avinu in the week’s Parshah, Vayeitzei. Yaakov Avinu came after 14 years of learning in the Yeshiva of Shem and Eiver, and found flocks of thirsty sheep, but all the shepherds simply didn’t have the strength to remove the stone on the mouth of the well to provide what the flocks thirsted for. Yaakov stepped forward and removed the stone, as Rashi describes it as if removing a cork from a bottle, “to teach you that his strength was great”. It would appear that his strength was physical. But Rav Borenstein cited an insight from an inference of the Alter of Kelm, told to him by his rebbe, Rav Chaim Shmulevitz, from the Tefilas Geshem of R. Elazar HaKalir: “Yichad Lev vegal even mipi habe’er . . . bavuro al timna mayim.” Yaakov unified, directed his heart, and revealed the stone from the well . . . in that merit, may there be water.” Beyond physical prowess, Yaakov’s directing his heart

Charitable Trusts Through a charitable trust, you may maximize the impact of your giving. With a charitable remainder trust (CRT), you reap the benefits of reducing your taxable estate while retaining an income stream for yourself, your spouse, or family. When the trust ends after a specified time or when the last beneficiary has died, the remainder of the trust passes to the qualified charity or charities you designated. Meanwhile, you get the benefit of a tax deduction when the trust is created.

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HaRav Shlomo Cynamon addressing the overflow crowd

because he felt the achrayus, the responsibility, to water sheep who were thirsty, that gave him the strength to do what all the shepherds could not. That is Acheinu. The Achrayus: “Ein Hadavar taluy elah bi,” itself gives a person the kochos and strength to give Torah to thirsty young Israeli children who need it. Though the young flocks that Acheinu brings close to Torah do not know that they thirst, they certainly do, and they eventually flock to Yeshivos and become bnei Torah. Rav Borenstein mentioned that in his own yeshiva, “we have a boy who came from Acheinu”. He noted that today this thirst is not just in children who come to Acheinu with no background, but even in young people from observant families who have “fallen from the flock”, who themselves don’t know how much they truly thirst for Torah. Acheinu’s chesed and reward in dealing with such children, whose families are in such pain, Rav Bornstein said, is simply limitless. Moreover, the reward Hashem gives for bringing children close to Torah and into Yeshivos is inestimable, a point Rav Borenstein noted by artfully weaving together many sources of Midrash and Gemara. Rav Borenstein cited Rashi’s comment on “You shall be happy before HaShem, you, your son, your daughter, your servant, and your maid-servant, the Levi, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow,” (Devarim 16:11). Said HaKadosh Baruch Hu, “I have four bnei bayis: the Levi, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow. If you make my four happy, I will make your four happy: your son, your daughter your servant, and your maid-servant.” The Israeli public school children of Acheinu are HaShem’s orphans in that sense: Who will raise them? Who will be mechanech them? If we bring true happiness to HaShem’s children; He will certainly bring true happiness to ours.” Because of Acheinu’s truly amazing work and formidable accomplishments in kiruv, it has attracted a significant local reception committee of Flatbush community leaders and askanim dedicated to Acheinu’s mission and increased success. The Reception Committee members are: Rav Dovid Morgenstern, Chairman, Simcha Applegrad, Chaskel Bennett, Efroim Fasten, Shulky Greenwald, Menachem Jakubovic, Menachem Katz, Yitzy Leshintsky, Menachem Lipman, Yanky Miller, Moshe Muller, Mendy Strauss, Levi Zagelbaum, and Rav Gedaliah Zlotowitz. They have encouraged their friends to avail themselves of the opportunity. For more information about Acheinu, please visit www.acheinu.org.


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MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

(305) 673-3388

601 Collins Ave., Bet. Ocean Dr. & Collins on 6th St., M.B.

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

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305-532-7273

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SEVENTEEN Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Formerly Tea For Two) 305- 672-0565 1205 17th Street

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FREDA’S FALAFEL

2174 123rd St.

305-517-1109

Smoothies, Juices & More! Catering & Platters

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY

CHAIKO TAPAS ASIAN FUSION STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI 515 CEDAR LANE,TEANECK NJ

305-899-0095

SUBRES GRILL

www.JinGlatt.com

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We deliver to any hotel - Lunch, Dinner and Shabbat meals

GLATT KOSHER CHINESE & SUSHI 973-777-4900

227 Main Ave., Passaic NJ 07055

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA

Basarí, Glatt Kosher. Under supervision of the chief Rabbi of Barcelona Great selection from the grill, cooked dishes, typical middle-eastern starters

MASHGIACH TEMIDI

AROMA BISTO is closed for winter. It will reopen after Pesach

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

TASTY BEACH CAFE

Halak Beit Yosef, Mashgiach Temidi

STRICT SUPERVISION OF RABBI SHALOM EVER of Young Israel

Catering on/off premises • Friday Night/Shabbos Lunch • Sun-Thurs 12-11, Open Sat Night until 1 am

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125 Santaló st. Barcelona

(609) 822-2266

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406 (Atlantic City)

New Location: 4101 Pine Tree Drive MB

SCOTLAND’S ONLY GLATT KOSHER & SHOMER SHABBOS RESTAURANT & CATERER

BARCELONA, SPAIN

JERUSALEM Glatt Kosher Restaurant Inc

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201-530-5665 GLATT KOSHER

ELITE CUISINE Kehilla Glatt Kosher (323) 930-1303

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• Deli • Chinese • Grill 7119 Beverly Blvd. • Sushi • Platters • Catering

2218 NE 123rd Street www.SubresGrill.com

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SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA

ESPRESSO Café & Sushi Bar Italian Style Dairy & Fish Restaurant

Shabbos Take-Out — Sun-Thur 11-10, Fri. 8-3

“We deliver anywhere you like”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA HAIFA RESTAURANT

MEXICO BRAVO GLATT KOSHER CANTINA BAR & GLATT GRILL

702 940 8000

16850 COLLINS AVE [168th & Collins] 305-948-1158

855 E. Twain Ave, Las Vegas • Under Chabad of NV & Congregation Tefillah

UPSCALE DINE-IN, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY • PATIO • FREE PARKING

GLATT KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAELI, ASIAN CUISINE

WORLD’S FINEST AUTHENTIC KOSHER MEXICAN RESTAURANT

7814 Castor Ave. (215) 745-0130

HOLY LAND RESTAURANTS Chinese, American & Israeli Food Grill 7628 Castor Ave. 215-725-7000

Pizza 8010 Castor Ave. 215-725-7444

Supv. Community Kashruth of Greater Phila.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY

BEN YEHUDA CAFE & PIZZERIA

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Voted the Best Pizza in DC by Washington WTOP Radio 1370B Lamberton Drive - Silver Spring - MD - 20902 Yoshon & Cholov Yisroel - Delivery Available View our menu and learn more at www.bypizza.co/jpress

MOTI’S GRILL & DELI

Shomer Shabbos

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

301.468.0400/ 301.231.0839

A LOWER EAST SIDE Glatt RESTAURANT & SHUL Dine-In -Cater-out, Call-Click-Come 407-465-0565 Rabbi Manish Spitz

866 www.

Kosherorlando.com

Downtown Disney Area

holylandpizza.com • Special rates for groups • Hi-Speed Internet Access

PALACE ROYAL

Glatt Kosher International Fine Dining, European Style

9859 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115

215-677-3323

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

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

SIMKA’S SWEETS ICE CREAM & SWEET SHOP

Glatt Kosher Restaurant Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine & New York Deli

(352) 243-2230 600 Cagan Park Ave. Clermont — 4 Miles West of Animal Kingdom

4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD • Groups welcomed for sit-down, carry-out or delivery service

Ice Cream, Bulk Candy, Homemade Waffle Cones, Coffee ORTHODOX SUPERVISION - RCF

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PEPE’S NY CAFÉ & PIZZERIA

727 W 21 St Under the Supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of Tidewater st

www.pepenorfolk.com

Pizza, Calzones, Bourekas, Falafels, Salads and more.

also visit KosherMart, a full service grocery store, www.koshermart.com

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CHOSEN

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660 W. Hallandale Bch Blvd., Hallandale 33009 (ORB) (954) 248-3111

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glatt (847) 677-DINE

7016 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL

www.shallotsbistro.com

ASIA :: SUSHI :: WOK :: GRILL ORB 7600 W. Camino Real

(561) 544-8100

www.Asiabocaraton.com

Menu & order info at www.jewishplaya.com

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN

KOSHER CAJUN N.Y. Deli & Grocery Eat-in Take Out - Grocery

MANHATTAN

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-888-2010; Fax 504-888-2014

AMSTERDAM BURGER COMPANY Glatt Kosher

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

Serving N.O. for Over 20 Years - Delivery to Hotels - M-Th 10-7, Fri & Sun 10-3

Open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday

DINE-IN :: TAKE-OUT :: CATERING :: EVENTS :: PARTIES Open Saturdays 1 hr. after Shabbat ends

JON’S PLACE Cholov Yisroel

(561) 338-0008

22191 Powerline Rd. (Southwest Corner Palmetto & Powerline) Pizza, Pasta, Salads and More — Under Supervision of ORB

GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA

JERUSALEM Glatt Kosher Restaurant & Deli, Grocery, & Pizza 366 W. Granada Blvd (7 min. from I95 & 7 min from the Beach) Tel: 386-671-0033 www.GlattKosherFlorida.com

Sup. Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui, Head of Chabad

DAVID CHU’S CHINA BISTRO

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Full Service

305-538-2123

Catering on and off premises * Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Proudly serving YOGEN FRUZ (cholov yisroel) • Sun-Thur 9am-11pm, Fri 9am-4pm, Sat. Night open until 2 am

(410) 602-5008

7105 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore BEST KOSHER CHINESE RESTAURANT IN TOWN

TOV PIZZA Voted Baltimore’s Best Kosher Pizza 6313 Reisterstown Rd., (410) 358-4TOV (4868) Groups & Buses Welcome

CAPRI SUSHI & ITALIAN

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Maryland’s oldest kosher dairy restaurant • Website: www.TovPizza.com

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

CAFÉ EILAT Brick Oven Pizza Su-Th 11-9, F 11-1

(617) 277-7770

406 Harvard St., Brookline

RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y.

BRAVO

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

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

Enjoy an upscale, elegant and fine dining Franco-American experience!

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BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Chabad House & Glatt Kosher restaurant - Israeli style, 45 min ride from Cancun airport

Eat-in-Take-out

Sushi, Pizza, Pasta, Fish, Wraps, Panini, Mexican & Salads • Yoshon, Cholov Yisroel

Wall St Location - 17 Trinity Place 212-344-1111 Midtown Location – Broadway & 37th St 212-268-4499

BROADWAY’S JERUSALEM 2 Now there is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe 35 West 36th Street (between 5th And 6th Ave) just 1 & a half blocks from Macy’s Pizza, Falafel, Design Your Own Salad or Sub, Sushi, Hot Buffet, Deserts, etc. Delicious Choices At Great prices!! Order online at J2NYC.COM

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B, L & Dinner: M-Th 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30am-2:30pm, Motzei Shabbos 1 hr after-1am, Sun 9am-10pm On-street parking in front of the store weekends; also weekdays after 7 p.m.

CAFE 11 - Financial District - Sushi, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups 11 Broadway (Lobby) - 212-425-2233 - www.cafe11nyc.com Take out & FREE Delivery -

Cholov & Pas Yisroel: M-T 8-5: Fri 8-2

726 Arthur Godfrey Rd. Sun-Thur 11am-11pm Sat night Sundown-1am Cholov Yisroel

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA HAIFA RESTAURANT

702 940 8000

5005 Collins Ave., M.B. Inside Carriage Club • (305) 866-3316

855 E. Twain Ave, Las Vegas • Under Chabad of NV & Congregation Tefillah

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GLATT KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAELI, ASIAN CUISINE

CLASSICO

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35 West 57th Street (Bet 5th & 6th Ave.)

(212) 355-5411

Prime Cut Steaks, Chicken Dishes, Shish Kabob, Fish, Pasta • Beer & Wine Selection Street Parking in front of restaurant after 7:00 pm Mon - Thurs Delivery & Distinctive Catering for Home or Office

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A Comprehensive Guide For Your Dining Pleasure MANHATTAN 32 West 39 St. (Mid Town)

STATEN ISLAND

BROOKLYN

COLBEH Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

718-438-2576

CHINA GLATT

(212) 354-8181

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4413 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

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

Fine Dining Chinese, Sushi & American Cuisine

HOLY SCHNITZEL

438 NOME AVE 7187614659HOLY

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

www.ChinaGlattOnline.com

Free Delivery and Catering

www.HolySchnitzel.com

Tartikov BesDin & Rabbi A Roth B.P.

KOSHER DELUXE Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant

Catering Available - Free Delivery - Private Party Room

10 W. 46th St. (Off 5th Avenue) (212) 869-6699 Fax (212) 819-1139 Supv. of Amrom Roth - Walking Distance from Diamond District - Expert in Office Catering Theater district & Rockefeller Center — www.KosherDeluxe.com • Party Room Available

CORNER CAFÉ Casual Dairy Dining (718) 435-2233 www.my-cornercafe.com 2 Ditmas Ave. (cor. Dahill Rd.)

Diet Menu • Kids menu • Catering on & off premises

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

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

212-869-0900

French specialties include: Steak /frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list, single malt & bourbon reserve, private parties, catering and gourmet butcher shop.

DAY FIVE SUSHI

Day5sushi.com

Free delivery (with min order) Parve/Dairy Restaurant. Specialty Desserts. Freshest, Best Sushi Around! Our customers tell us all the time that they can’t eat sushi anywhere else after tasting ours!

Glatt Kosher Family Restaurants

East: 61 E. 34th St. (on Park Ave.) (212) 576-1010 Grand Central Terminal: 42 St. & Park Ave. (212) 856-9399

EL GAUCHO GLATT

SteakHouse

(718) 438-3006

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

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

ESSEN NY DELI

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

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

1359 Coney Island Ave.

*Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station Now also in Brooklyn — see Brooklyn listing

DELICIOUS ON LYDIG Cholov/Pas Yisroel

Supervision of Kehilah Kashrus

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

718-239-5455 Near Bronx Zoo

746 Lydig Avenue at Holland Catering and Deliveries Available Credit Cards accepted Pizza * Falafel * Paninis * Wraps * Fish * Soups * Challahs * Cakes/sugar free available and more

718-513-6662 Kehila Kashrus

1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N)

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

MENDY’S

BRONX, NEW YORK PELHAM PARKWAY

QUEENS

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

188-02 Union Turnpike

(718) 217-7755

Catering • Pizza • Salads • Pancakes • French Toast Bagels - Open 6 AM - 8 PM

FIVE TOWNS AREA  NASSAU COUNTY

HOLY SCHNITZEL

688 CENTRAL AVE, CEDARHURST 5163744659 HOLY

Baguettes, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps & Schnitzels! Vaad of 5 Towns Free Delivery and Catering

www.HolySchnitzel.com

WOK TOV Glatt Kosher Chinese & Sushi Restaurant - F/T Mashgiach 594 Central Av., Cedarhurst (516) 295-3843; Fax (516) 295-3865 Open Daily till 10pm; Thur. till 10:30pm; Fri. 2 hrs before Shabbos. Delivery - 15 min.

MIKE’S BISTRO

Glatt Kosher Contemporary Gourmet Cuisine

CHOLOV YISROEL

RAFFAELLO KOSHER PIZZA 35 WEST 46th ST (BTWN 5th & 6th AVE.)

212-575-6550

(718) 677-1515

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

228 W. 72 St • (212) 799-3911 • Fax (212) 799-3890 www.mikesbistro.com • Pvt Rooms for Corp. Luncheons / Sheva Brachot

ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI

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ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS

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PALESTINIAN KILLS ISRAELI SOLDIER ON BUS

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An 18-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death on a bus in northern Israel by a Palestinian teenager. The soldier, Eden Atias, was stabbed several times in the neck on a bus traveling from Nazareth to Tel Aviv. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died during surgery. Police said the assailant, a 16-year-old male from Jenin, did not have a permit to work or reside in Israel. Haaretz reported that the stabber’s brothers are known to Israeli security officials and have been connected to terrorist activity. The attacker’s uncles are in prison in Israel, Army Radio reported. Last month, a Palestinian on a bus near Jerusalem threatened riders with a knife before cutting off a sidelock of a passenger and fleeing.

Four Germans who smuggled products for use in Iran’s nuclear program were sentenced by a Hamburg court. As the violations are believed to be the largest of the trade embargo with Iran, critics said the sentences – ranging from four years in prison to 18 months probation – are too lenient and called for repercussions for the German Office for Export Control. According to the Hamburg Abendblatt newspaper, the four men procured reactor parts for Iran’s heavy water reactor in Arak, but claimed they were sending the goods to Turkey and Azerbaijan. U.S. intelligence services informed German export authorities about the planned illegal shipments in 2009, but the shipments went ahead in 2010 and 2011. Klaus Barthel, a member of the German parliament and economic policy speaker for the opposition Social Democratic Party, has blasted the federal government in recent weeks for refusing to answer questions about the lapse.

FORMER CHIEF RABBI ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY RECEIVING BRIBES Former Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger was arrested on suspicion of bribe taking and other offenses during his decade-long tenure. Rabbi Metzger was arrested following an investigation of several months. A Petach Tikvah court remanded the ex-Ashkenazi chief rabbi to police custody for nine days. Metzger is accused of accepting monetary and material bribes in exchange for advancing the interests of several nonprofit organizations. The amount of the bribes equals several million shekels. According to the Israel Police National Fraud squad, Metzger also tried to silence witnesses and interfere in the investigation. He was questioned about the alleged offenses in June, at the end of his stint as chief rabbi, and was placed under house arrest.

NETANYAHU ABORTS PLANS FOR 20,000 WEST BANK HOMES Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a halt to plans for 20,000 new West Bank housing units. “This is a meaningless step, legally and in practice, and an action that creates an unnecessary confrontation with the international community at a time when we are making an effort to persuade elements in the international community to reach a better deal with Iran,” Netanyahu said his announcement reprimanding Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel. Hours earlier, Netanyahu had ordered the cancellation of a tender for 1,200 housing units in the E1 corridor connecting Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim. The day after the cancellations, Netanyahu said there would be more construction in the area. “In recent months, we built thousands of homes in Judea and Samaria, and in the coming months we plan to build thousands more,” he said.

EU OFFICIAL LAUDS ISRAEL FOR TREATING INJURED SYRIANS A European Union official based in Israel praised Israelis for providing medical treatment to Syrian civilians injured in their country’s civil war. EU Ambassador-designate Lars Faaborg-Andersen visited the Ziv Medical Center in Safed to see the care being provided to the injured Syrians. More than 300 Syrians have been brought to Israel for treatment since the civil war began about 2 1/2 years ago. “I was deeply impressed by the dedication of the medical staff that is sparing no effort to provide the injured patients, many of them children, with the best possible medical care,” Faaborg-Andersen said in a statement. “This commitment to the welfare of other human beings, regardless of the fact that they belong to an enemy nation, should be a source of pride to all Israelis.” Earlier this month, a 20-year-old woman became the first Syrian civilian fleeing the civil war to give birth in Israel.

MONTREAL JEWISH HOSPITAL TO DEFY CHARTER BANNING RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS Jewish General Hospital in Montreal said it plans to defy Quebec’s controversial Charter of Secular Values. The proposed law, known as Bill 60, is “patently discriminatory,” the hospital said in a statement Nov. 13. The bill, proposed by the governing Parti Quebecois to establish what it has called religious neutrality and gender equality, would ban all “conspicuous” and “overt” religious symbols in the public sector. That would include hijabs, yarmulkes and turbans worn by civil servants, daycare workers, doctors, nurses, police officers and others. The hospital said its position will be submitted to Quebec’s legislature at a later date.

U.S. NEWS D.C. STREET RENAMED FOR BULGARIAN OFFICIAL WHO SAVED JEWS The street in front of the Bulgarian Embassy in the District of Columbia was renamed for Dimitar Peshev, who is credited with halting the deportation of some 50,000 Jews. The D.C. Council had voted unanimously for the honor. On March 9, 1943, Peshev was the deputy speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament when he heard of a deportation order and rushed to the capital city of Sofia in a bid to stop it. He brought a petition signed by 43 members of the government and went to the Interior Ministry to beg officials to halt the order. He refused to leave the office until every deportation center in the country was contacted and all the prisoners released. By the end of the day, the order was canceled. Historians have credited him with saving 50,000 people. Peshev also tried to stop deportations of Jews in northern Greece and Macedonia, but without success. He was stripped of his position as deputy speaker and then kicked out of Parliament. A year and a half later, when the Soviet-backed communists took over the government, Peshev was tried as a war criminal and sent to jail.

SCHOLASTIC APOLOGIZES FOR PUBLISHING MIDEAST MAP WITHOUT ISRAEL Scholastic Inc. apologized for publishing a map of the Middle East that omits Israel in a popular children’s series. After the Times of Israel reported about the Israel omission in Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt, the book publisher in a statement on its website said it was stopping shipment immediately of the title, revising the map and reprinting the book. The book, part of Scholastic’s “Geronimo Stilton” series, was published in June 2012. It tells of a journalist mouse who travels to Egypt for an archaeological excavation. “We regret the omission which was in the origi-

nal version of the book published in Italy and was translated by our company for English language distribution,” the statement said.

JEWISH WOMAN ENDS STINT AS BAHRAINI ENVOY Houda Nonoo, the Jewish woman who has served as Bahrain’s U.S. ambassador since 2008, is returning to her native country. The Bahrain News Agency reported last week that Nonoo, a former lawmaker, would return to Bahrain to work in its Foreign Ministry. Her appointment had signaled the country’s cultivation of the West, and she routinely appeared at Jewish events in Washington. The U.S. 5th Fleet is headquartered in Bahrain, and the Obama administration did not press Bahrain’s leadership as forcefully as other nations swept up in the region’s recent democratization movements. Bahrain’s modern Jewish community dates to Iraqi merchants who migrated to the area in the late 19th century, but there are Talmudic references to Jews in the area.

ANOTHER ARREST IN RAPFOGEL CASE; ALLEGED THEFT RISES TO $7 MILLION Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization. The owner, Joseph Ross, was arrested and charged with a litany of crimes, including first-degree grand larceny and money laundering. The scheme, in which Rapfogel allegedly pocketed more than $1 million for himself, spanned more than two decades, according to the criminal complaint. According to the complaint, Ross’s company, Century Coverage in Valley Stream, N.Y., inflated invoices to Met Council. The illicit money was allegedly divided among Ross, Rapfogel and another person. Rapfogel was fired from his post in August and arrested in September. At that time, the complaint listed $5 million as having been stolen. The new higher number suggests that authorities now believe the scheme involved even more money. Ross did not enter a plea and was released on his own recognizance.

N.Y. POLICE INVESTIGATING SERIES OF ATTACKS ON JEWS The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating several attacks on Brooklyn Jews. Some believe the attacks are part of a game called Knockout that is gaining popularity in the inner city. The most recent attack occurred when a group of black men attacked an identifiably Jewish man. The attack was unprovoked and nothing was stolen, according to the newspaper. Last week, a 12-year-old boy dressed in traditional chassidic garb was punched in the face by a group of teens who called out “we got him” after the attack. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there have been at least eight incidents since September, and at least one was caught on surveillance camera.

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Random reflections on yesteryear: Even with all the conveniences we have today, everybody still complains. In yesterday’s world there were no washing machines in the basement. There were no electric or gas clothes dryers. There was a vash breitel – a simple corrugated metal board you rubbed the clothes on to get them clean. Who had dryers? We had clothes lines attached to the window or on the roof. Clothing had a fresh smell in those years. You didn’t have to spritz anything to give a shirt that outdoor smell. Then again, the air was clean. And who ever thought of sending shirts to the laundry? Mama stood by that ironing board and with loving care ironed every shirt. Today, if a washing machine breaks down, gevald! Washing by hand is almost like roughing it, like going back to the pioneer days. In those years there was no television to break down. Did you ever see a household today when the television gets sick? The whole family sits around looking into space or surfing the web on their laptops. Heaven forbid they should talk to one other. In yesterday’s world the radio was our escape from reality. We listened to programs from the minute we came home from school. We did our homework to Martin Block’s “Make Believe Ballroom.” In the evening, the Lone Ranger came to life as vividly as if we were part of that world. The “First Nighter Program” was so much like a real Broadway show that it made us feel guilty – it was like going to a show without paying for the tickets. The Jewish programs on Sundays played an important part in the theater of our mind. We imagined everyone sitting around in a shul singing and talking as if they were part of the family. What a shock we got when we saw in magazines and newspapers what the talent really looked like. Today there are no surprises like that. On television you see what you see and that’s it. When we were kids and listened to “Myrt and Marge” we imagined them to be a real mother and daughter. But when they published their picture in the papers – oy, what a disappointment. The daughter was older than the mother! I’ll never forget how we used to stand on line for hours at the New York Paramount waiting to see Benny Goodman and his band or Glenn Miller. One time my little brother Berel decided to play hooky with two of his friends in order to run to the Paramount to see Benny Goodman. A few hundred other kids had the same idea and the truant officers from the schools swooped down on the Paramount, collected a few dozen of the delinquents,

and began calling their parents. They missed Berel, though, because he ran for cover as soon as he saw them coming. In those years there was the Yiddish theater on Second Avenue. The big thing was when Papa’s society sent out tickets (in those years they didn’t ask – you were taxed) and the whole tribe went. We didn’t really know what the actors and actresses were saying, but eventually we learned. It was always the same – some young man would come out and smile and then sing something in Yiddish, and about ten minutes after the show was under way some woman would appear on stage wringing her hands because her daughter’s husband was running around with a first cousin’s sister’s friend who was dying from cancer but who had just been hit by a car. The next scene would have everyone’s tears flowing like a river, but in the end everything worked out well with everybody joining in the big finale number they sang in Yiddish. We applauded because we figured if they could sing, everything must have been all right. Mama would come out with red eyes, shaking her head and muttering, “Oy was dot ah show! Was dot ah show!” At the end of the show there was always someone standing in the lobby selling the sheet music from the production. Mama and Papa would always buy one with the hope that one of my sisters would be able to play the delightful music just as it was in the show. But by the time my sisters got through murdering the piece it never sounded anything close to the way the music sounded in the show. To this day I’m convinced they helped kill Yiddish theater. Another big thing in those years was to attend a live broadcast. This was always an event. My sisters would send away to the major musical programs. I’ll never forget when we went to the “Andre Kostelanetz Show.” When we got there everyone was dressed in full dress suits and the orchestra was like a symphony. The show was sponsored by Fletcher’s Castoria (a laxative) and they had some little kid read a few words into the microphone for the commercial. When we heard the kid on the air she sounded like she was three years old, but when we saw her in person she was at least ten. What a fraud, we thought. But listen, who were we to complain? We saw a whole show for nothing! When television came into vogue, the novelty of going to live shows wore off –especially when we realized you saw much more at home on the television screen than in the studio.

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Continued from p.23 three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, said, “Being able to leverage the best in our mutual communities, the best ideas and the best network, is what’s so exciting about this endeavor. We’re able to take the best of Israel and mitigate some of the culture barriers we all know and laugh about, and come up with a hybrid model.” He told how the multinational firm Siemens tried for a decade to do a deal in Israel, but said they couldn’t find Israelis they could get along with, “But then here we were, AmericanIsraelis, and they did business with us.” Abramowitz said, “Israelis come to NY and want to do their business and do boom, boom, boom.” But he advised Israeli start-up founders, “For some angel investors, there’s a larger context in which you are doing your startup, so talk about yourself, your journey, hopes, and dreams in the larger context.” He said people want to make money and also do good at the same time, “It’s not just about business but Israel’s good name and helping Israel succeed.” Focusing on the many opportunities for fundraising in NY, specifically on Wall Street, Craig Gotsman, founding director of Technion-Cornell Innovation, said there is plenty of money available in New

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Continued from p.41 clear” by selectively killing a small number of critical individuals, than by occasioning the deaths of thousands or even tens of thousands of ordinary soldiers and civilians in war. And this rationale would be enhanced, rather than diminished, to the extent that the targeting state’s objective was “to postpone, rather than prevent,” an Iranian bomb. This last point is subtle, yet relevant and compelling. By reducing the ambitiousness of the strategic objective – in this case, from stopping the bomb to merely slowing it down – the state that embarks on a targeted killing approach to Iranian nuclearization

York where there’s excitement about new ideas. “New York is a place where ideas collide, where close mindedness goes to die, and where you are only judged on the quality of your ideas and how hard you work.” Nevertheless, he conceded the fastest growing economies are not in the U.S. and he therefore believes, “New Yorkers need to look at Israel as a bridge – if you are an inspiring startup in the USA and want to go global – you need Israel.” Finally, the time came for the founders to pitch their startups in 90 second intervals, after which they were asked specific questions by a panel of respected judges, including, Dan Ciporin, general partner, Canaan Ventures; Danny Schultz, managing partner, Gotham Ventures; and Jing Wang Herman, CEO, GetTaxi USA. However, as Jonathan Stefansky, a co-founder of Viewbix and Beit Shemesh resident, got up to make his pitch, he looked out the window at the World Trade Center site and decided the pitch wasn’t as important as remembering his friend and former boss, Danny Lewin. Lewin was an American Israeli who was killed as he defended an airline stewardess on the first plane that crashed into the WTC towers. Stefansky began his pitch by saying, “Danny Lewin was one of the first people killed on Sept. 11, he started Aka-

mai Technologies which affects every single Internet user today, and he brought thousands of jobs to Massachusetts. He’s an American Israeli, and really, it’s incumbent on all of us to fulfill his dreams by creating start-ups in Israel and bringing them to the U.S. as well.” The evening culminated with the People’s Choice Award going to Augury Systems, dubbed the “Shazam for engines,” as it automatically diagnoses machines, gives treatment recommendations, and even predicts future failures, based on the sounds emitted. Other contenders included AdCore, Brayola, Cellepathy, Choozer, Connesta, Curiyo, Fashioholic, Roomixer, Seebo, Senexx, TotalBoox, Viewbix, and Zazma who presented innovative tech solutions in fashion, hospitality, book publishing, hiring employees, safe driving with cell phones, SEM campaign automation, online video with interactive apps, short-term financing for small businesses, toy development and gaming. David Bratslavsky, executive director of USI said, “I’m very satisfied with the accomplishments of the ‘Israel to NYC’ program. We introduced Israel’s top tech start-ups to investors, potential business partners and government resources, everything Israeli entrepreneurs need to enable global expansion through New York City.”

would, by definition, reduce the prospects for incurring mission failure. In turn, this would also mean raising the expected benefits of all associated risks. Of course, in this particular case, the legal argument for resorting to any policy of targeted killing in Iran could be strengthened; yet, this policy would still not have any meaningfully direct or long-term bearing on actually removing the existential nuclear threat. International law is not a suicide pact. In Legitimate Target, Amos Guiora has articulated and defended an impressively nuanced strategy of preemptive self-defense. Although it is always difficult to support any sort of killing as remediation in human affairs, Guiora has managed to do this admirably, effectively, and with commendable erudition. It follows that his latest book, part of Oxford’s Terrorism and Global Justice Series, should now be read with attention and care, especially in Jerusalem and Washington. Louis René Beres, strategic and military affairs

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Solutions To Last Week’s Torah Riddles Torah Personalities Riddle: Which biblical figure composed and sang the first song about Shabbos? Why did he write this song? Solution: Adam composed and sang the first song about Shabbos, “Mizmor shir l’yom haShabbos – A song on the day of the Sabbath.” He did this for the benefit of G-d, who heard him. He composed the song after G-d forgave him for eating from the Tree of Knowledge. He then sang, “A psalm, a song, for the Sabbath day. It is good to give thanks to Hashem, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. To declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.” Here’s the timeline, according to the Pesikta Rabbati 46:2: It was on the 8th hour of the first day of Adam’s life that Hashem commanded him to “Eat of all the trees, but do not eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.” In the 9th hour, Adam sinned. In the 10th hour, he was brought to judgment. And the 12th hour brought the verdict of expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At that hour, Adam began to sing. Times And Places Riddle: Which Yom Tov is mentioned in the Torah – but without a specific date attached to it? Solution: Shavuos is the only Yom Tov the Torah doesn’t attach a specific day or month to. As the Torah states in Deuteronomy 16:9: “You shall count seven weeks for yourselves; from when the sickle is first put to the standing crop shall you begin counting seven weeks.” It is also stated in Leviticus 23:16: Until the morrow of the seventh week you shall count, 50 days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering to Hashem.” According to today’s Jewish calendar, the first day of Shavuos always falls on 6 Sivan. However, in the days before the current fixed calendar, Shavuos could have fallen a day earlier or later. Mitzvos: Commandments Riddle: Describe the scenario whereby a person profits from his own act of tzedakah.

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South Florida South Florida Teens JUMP to the Challenge NCSY, the International Youth movement of the Orthodox Union, held its annual Jewish Unity Mentoring Program (JUMP) Conference and Challenge recently at the Hilton Huntington Hotel in Melville, New York. The comprehensive two-day seminar hosted hundreds of Jewish high school students from across the United States. The program offers a wide array of intensive leadership workshops given by prominent and influential speakers.

Students from the David Posnack Hebrew Day School in Florida take notes during JUMP Leadership conference session.

The conference included 19 teams representing teenagers from yeshivot, Jewish day schools and public schools in the United States. Five of the teams originated from Florida. The schools they represented were: David Posnack Hebrew Day School, Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy, The Scheck Hillel Community Day School, and The Weinbaum Yeshiva High School.

The atmosphere of cooperation and unity among the youngsters was compelling. During the conference, the 2013-2014 JUMP Challenge was unveiled – each team was charged with the mission to successfully create and execute four events relating to Israel Advocacy, Jewish Values, Holocaust Remembrance and Bullying, as well as a fundraising event for their school and community. The JUMP Challenge is carefully designed to develop and build critical aspects of leadership that can be applied throughout life and more specifically, while serving the Jewish community. Abraham Mihem, a student at Scheck Hillel Community School who attended the event, said: ”The seminar taught us a ton of leadership traits and had some pretty incredible speakers as well. One of the speakers, Jasmine Paithi, travels to schools all around New York and the Northeast, teaching students about Israel and how to advocate for it. During that session, we were taught argumentative skills and were challenged to use them to effectively combat anti-Semitic comments.” JUMP’s primary goal is to train Jewish high school students to become leaders and make positive changes in their schools and communities, while broadening their understanding of global issues facing the Jewish people today. Through the JUMP Leadership Conference’s collaborative and educational initiatives, teens learn critical leadership skills, while networking with peers from across the country. Participants develop crucial skills such as problem solving, team building, public speaking, marketing, and fundraising. These acquired skills are put to the test with the launch of the JUMP Challenge. For more information contact Southern NCSY at 561-303-6919 or e-mail rhinec@ncsy.org or atsouthern@ncsy.org.

Torah Academy Golf Tournament A Huge Success The Torah Academy of Boca Raton held its 7th annual Golf Tournament and BBQ at Boca Lago Country Club on October 21. More than 80 golfers enjoyed a fabulous day of golf, food and fun. The delightful event included an awards ceremony, dinner featuring Dr. B’s Rib Shack and raffle drawings with amazing prizes such as court-side Heat tickets, Disney and Sea World Vacation and iPads. Fundraising for the event broke all records. All proceeds went to the Torah Academy Scholarship Fund. Torah Academy of Boca Raton is an Orthodox day school, located on two separate campuses in Boca Raton – 3881 NW 3rd Street and 477 NW Spanish River Blvd. – with 260 students from early childhood through middle school. For more information about the school call 561-465-2200 or e-mail office@torahacademybr.org.

Calendar Of Events WHAT: Chai Lifeline Southeast and Bear Givers present “Through the Eyes of our Children: A Celebration of Expression!” featuring artwork by Chai Lifeline Southeast children and their siblings impacted by serious illness WHERE: 20633 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura WHEN: November 23, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. COST: No charge CONTACT: (305) 956-9990 WHAT: Annual YOUNG ISRAEL/NCSY Leadership Shabbaton WHERE: Young Israel of Bal Harbour, 9592 Harding Ave. 2nd floor, Surfside WHEN: Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 CONTACT: (305)-868-0203 WHAT: Yeshiva V’kollel Bais Moshe Chaim Talmudic University of Florida Annual Banquet WHERE: Cuban Hebrew Congregation, 1700 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach WHEN: December 11; reception/buffet opens at 5:30 p.m., program begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. COST: Couvert, $125 per person; $3,000 to sponsor a corporate table CONTACT: E-mail Talmudic@talmudicu.edu or phone 305-534-7050 WHAT: Weinbaum Yeshiva High School Girls’ Musical “Wizard of Oz” WHERE: 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach WHEN: December 11 at 7:30 p.m. CONTACT: 561-417-7422 WHAT: 34th Annual Florida Chanukah Festival, featuring Avraham Fried, “King of Jewish Music” WHERE: Gulfstream Park & Casino in Hallandale Beach WHEN: Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. CONTACT: Call 954-458-1877 or e-mail levi@ chanukahfestival.com.

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The “peace now” contingent believed it could give the interlopers their own state within America’s borders and they would be satisfied. They thought wrong. Their “peace partners” wanted it all. Their road map was called “Manifest Destiny.” The once-proud Indian nation was crushed. Native Americans are now an insignificant minority in what once was their exclusive homeland. The misguided attempt to be compliant ultimately led to the decline of the entire nation. For the most part, they live in ghetto-like areas called reservations. The acquisition by Indian reservations of casinos is a poor exchange for the pride of a viable nation. Israel could learn a lesson from the Native Americans, who gave “land for peace” and lived to regret their naivety. The giveaway of Gaza is a prime example. Israel again acted in the mistaken belief that surrender of land would lead to peace. Instead, a terrorist state now looms along its border. Israel needs to stop the cycle of unilateral concessions and ceding of its land. Doing the same thing in the same way and expecting different results is insanity. It’s time to talk turkey.


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Notice of for mation of UNIVERSAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES PLUS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/2013. Office location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 100 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 800 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13 Chambers WG LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4706 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 802 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

241 Jefferson Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave 894 #, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 803 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Fad Realty, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Coporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 812 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Zeus Tactical Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kashif Ellahie, 1225 Franklin Ave Ste 325, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: General. JP# 813 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Wolf Totem Entertainment LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 826 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

The Belmont Operating LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4611 Westminster Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: General. JP# 814 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

WNY Limousines Service, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 827 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Mount Olympus Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kashif Ellahie, 1225 Franklin Ave Ste 325, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: General. JP# 815 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Elizabeth Jane Selections LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 8 Mohawk Ave, Norwood, NJ 07648-2411. Purpose: General. JP# 828 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

1050 Madison LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 15 Cuttermill Rd #226, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 816 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Qualification of DSF IV New Rochelle Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/9/13. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o DSF Advisors LLC, 950 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451. LLC formed in DE on 7/12/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE 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# 829 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Muslim Store LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Syed M. Razvi, 33 Cove Ln, Levittown, NY 11756. Purpose: General. JP# 804 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Amy Cannon Photography LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 817 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

CP Capital MFII LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Cp Capital, Inc c/o Sheah Teller, 27 Shonny Court, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Purpose: General. JP# 805 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

53 Cambridge 26 Place LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 175 Great Neck Rd Ste 309, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 818 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Metropolitan Construction Builders LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Yaron Kornblum, Rivkin Radler Llp, 926 Rxr Plz, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: General. JP# 806 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Jefferson Apts NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5014 16th Ave Ste 481, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 825 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Associates 26 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 819 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Deej & Co., L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/4/11. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Daniel J. Lubel, 25 Arlington Ct, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: General. JP# 807 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Sleeves Up Productions Limited Liability Company Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Ms. Erika Kramer, 454 W 58th St #1C, New York, NY 10019. Duration Date: 7/11/2063.Purpose: General. JP# 820 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

B Dembowski Photography LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 34 North St, Locust Valley, NY 11560. Purpose: General. JP# 808 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Zee Calls LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/12. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 220 Pelham Rd 2L, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: General. JP# 821 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

WFC 3005 Vernon Blvd LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4611 Westminster Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: General. JP# 809 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Group 4 J LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to John Henning, 3 Cotton Ave, Mahopac, NY 10541. Purpose: General. JP# 822 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Wanderlust Projects, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/26/13. Office location: Kings County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 139 Plymouth St., #206, Brooklyn, NY 11201, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 830 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Name of LLC: AFORHTV LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 10/2/13. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 831 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Blueberry Cove LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 345 Purchase St., Rye, NY 10580, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 833 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of SLS Family Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/18/12. 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 Hollis F. Russell, Esq., Ackerman, Levine, Cullen, Brickman, & Limmer, LLP, 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 839 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of NLS 2013 SPE Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/17/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 132 W. 31st St., 14th Fl., NY, NY, 10001, Attn: Manager. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 834 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Fast Cash Refund LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/23/13. Office: Kings. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1205 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 847 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Bovell Law Firm LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 2027 E. 41st Street Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 835 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Ideas Checkmate, LLC Authority filed SSNY on 7/24/13. Office: NY. LLC formed in DE on 7/17/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 86 E. 3rd St #4D New York, NY 10003. Cert of Formation filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 848 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Becky’s Gift Baskets LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 215 Grist Mill Lane, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 836 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

139 Northside LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/24/13. Office: NY. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 214 E.9th St. #2B New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 849 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of HRH Fashion LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 54 Causeway, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 837 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Miles Genius, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 52 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 838 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Green Lodging LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/22/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13 Boehm Way, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 840 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of MAS Travel LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 789 Empire Ave., Ste 3, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 841 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of 270 Himrod, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/7/06. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave. #323, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 842 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of 304 Stanhope LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/30/06. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 183 Wilson St., POB 169, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 843 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Lease One Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 263 52nd St., Ste 302, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 844 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of TBSG Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/4/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 32nd Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 845 10/18,25,11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of MEACHAM 333 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 359 Meacham Avenue, Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 853 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Pinnacle Managing Four LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/2003. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 376 Central Ave., Lawrence, NY 11559. Term: until 12/31/2036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 854 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Mohindra Enterprises, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Hutcheson Place, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 855 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of PORT TECH SUPPORT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Matthew Rothberg, 130 South Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 856 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of SonHy, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Wall & William Financial Services Group, Inc., 21 Morris Avenue, Ste. 500, Rockville Centre, NY 11570, Attn: Steven Sherman. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 857 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Sasco Construction Service LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Feza Begum, 425 Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: General. JP# 858 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Arion Enterprises LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/01. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 174 Broadway Pmb #105, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 859 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Wallace 18 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 860 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13


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OVM Long Beach LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Santoro, 294 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: General. JP# 861 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

P & P Imports LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/31/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3096 Wharton Dr., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. The reg. agt. is Paul Massaro at the same address. General Purposes. JP# 875 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

MJ Hotels of White Plains, LLC Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/11/13. Office loc: Westchester Co. LLC formed in FL on 2/2/12. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1601 Belvedere Rd. #407 S. West Palm Beach, Fl 33406. Cert of Formation filed with FL SOS, P.O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 886 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of For mation of Zong Heng International HK LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 960 73rd St., Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 903 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Hudson Square Hotel, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Broadway, Lower Level, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 916 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Peaceful Way Psychology PLLC. Ar ts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 286 Madison Ave., Ste. 1602, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Profession of Psychology. JP# 928 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Black Spruce Capital LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/11/09. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 E. 17th St., Ste. 1, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 904 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Philip Kaplan Glass and Mirror LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/6/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 Monroe St., NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 917 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

The Grateful Bread Baking Company LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/20/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 75 Ave. C, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: General. JP# 862 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

America Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/25/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 114 Algonquin Rd., Yonkers, NY 10710. General Purposes. JP# 876 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Dreamcliq LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/10/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Melissa Jones, 511 West 25th Street Ste 704, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: General. JP# 863 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of SUPER COPY EDITORS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/20/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 313 Graham Ave. #3, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 877 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

166 Flatbush Restaurants, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Seymour W. Zises, Family Management Corporation, 485 Madison Ave 19th Fl, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: General. JP# 864 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of WHIM, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 190 Bedford Ave. # 518, Bklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 878 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

JPH-127 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 6/10/2111.Purpose: General. JP# 865 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Adam Clayton Manor LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5114 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 866 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

283 Malcolm X LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4403 15th Ave #155, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 867 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of JESSE BARRETT, DDS, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: NYCounty. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 4455 Broadway #4D, NY, NY 10040. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 879 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of LILLI & TORI, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 880 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of UNION BEER DISTRIBUTORS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o L. Knife & Son, Inc., 35 Elder Ave., Kingston, MA 02364. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 881 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Jayashree K. Raikhelkar Medical PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 333 E 102nd St. Ste 528, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 868 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Jane Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/23/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 207 E. 30th St #9G New York, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 882 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

SUPERIOR METALS, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/3/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 215 W. 84th St., Apt. 312, NY, NY 10024. General Purpose. JP# 869 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Mommycation LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/8/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 137 Montague St. #188 Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 883 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of formation of A CUBED LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/2013. Office location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Bertine Hufnagel Headley, Att: James Reduto, Esq., 700 White Plains Rd., Ste 237, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 870 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Singwu David Law MD PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/14/13. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 196 Canal St., Fl. 5, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 871 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

L&L Coop Venture LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/17/13. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mario Lipari, 22 Steeple Ct., East Norwich, NY 11732. General Purposes. JP# 872 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Park 56 Dental Group, LLP. Cert. of Reg. filed with SSNY on 09/04/13. The principal bus. loc. is 120 E. 56th St., Ste. 610, NY, NY 10022. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Partnership, 120 E. 56th St., Ste. 610, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Dentistry. JP# 873 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

3345 Webster LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/20/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Naser Mehovic, 21 Cox Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. General Purposes. JP# 874 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Genesis Media Holdings LLC Authority filed SSNY on 9/3/13. Office loc: NY Co. LLC formed in DE 6/12/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 1675 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd #1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Cert of Formation filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 884 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Local Focus Radio LLC Authority filed SSNY on 8/7/13. Office loc: NY Co. LLC formed in DE 6/12/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 1675 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd #1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Cert of Formation filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 885 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Grace Technology Solutions LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/18/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to its principal office 72 Colonial Place New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 887 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

310 Bowery Group, LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/23/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1723 71st St. Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 889 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Active Pulse Records LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/20/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2539 E. 29th St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 890 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Construction Management & DevelopmentFlorida, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 7/11/13. Office: NY. LLC formed in FL on 2/13/04. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 850 Richards St #200 Honolulu, HI 96813. Cert of Formation filed with FL SOS, P.O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 888 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Westrock Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/18/13. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 5 N Main St. Pearl River, NY 10965. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 891 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

248 East 30th Street LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/2/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY is 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# 892 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Paul C. Mauro LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/24/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 529 W. 42 St #3N New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 893 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

308 Pictures LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/2/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 814 Putnam Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 894 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Dekalb 338 LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 338 Knickerbocker Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 895 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

New York Critical Care Medicine Consultants PLLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/18/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY is design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 20 Kensington Cir. N. Hills, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 896 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Jericho 2016 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/2013. 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: The LLC, 3060 3rd Ave, Bronx, NY 10451. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 897 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 348 37th Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 348 37th St., Bklyn, NY 11232. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 898 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13 Notice of Formation of 499 Lake Street Associates LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 499 Lake St., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 899 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Red Orange LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/22/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 5th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 905 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Phattones Sno-Kones LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 735 Hancock St., Ste. 2, Bklyn, NY 11233. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 906 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Win Wind Realty Development LLC. Ar ts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1065 67th St., #2B, Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 907 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Lenox Road Apts LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 E. 14th St., Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 908 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Canary Capital, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 230 Ashland Place, Apt. 15A, Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 909 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of NewLev, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 626 W. Main St., Rochester, NY 14611. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 910 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 93 Marsh Street, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 854 W. 181st St., Apt. 4B, NY, NY 10033. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 911 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Digital Partners LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 274 N. Goodman St., Ste. B-274, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 912 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Park Slope Rock School, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Stanford Hill, Essex, CT 06426. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 900 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Realty Management Masters LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1261 Bradford Ave., Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 913 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of New York Vein Care, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 271 Madison Ave., Ste. 905, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 901 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of KLH Media LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 41 Kosciuszko St., #323, Bklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 914 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Bander Law Firm, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 295 St. Marks Ave., #4A, Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 902 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Property Hernandez LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Kenilworth Place, 3rd Fl., Bklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 915 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 216 Watermark Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/08. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 150 W. 30th St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 918 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Qualification of NJCB Spec-1, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/29/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 5/12/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Park Ave., South, Ste. 1205, NY, NY 10003. NJ address of LLC: 301 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Arts. Of Org. filed with NJ State Treasurer, PO Box 002, Trenton, NJ 07625. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 919 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Cosmoplastic Surgery, PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 E. 87th St., NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 920 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 15 Rewe Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/20/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 921 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of I Wing LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7-8 Chatham Sq., Ste. 202, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 922 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of CMTI LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66 Franklin St., Flat 3C, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 923 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Addison Hospitality Group LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/13. 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. 35th St., #6G, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 924 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Manhattan Art & Play, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 W. 100th St., #3W, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 925 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Synergy Wellness Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 409 E. 14th St., Ste. C, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Profession of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. JP# 926 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Tag Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 Park Ave., South, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 927 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Niccolo O. Garcia, PTA, PLLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60-05 44th Ave., Apt. D3, Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: Profession of Physical Therapy Assistant. JP# 929 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Sigma Enterprises LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4805 42nd St., #4F, Sunnyside, NY 11104. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 930 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Guru Accounting NY LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/9/12. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 86-39 122nd St., Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 931 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Cabbage Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 171-44 Ashby Ave., Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 932 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of JPRE Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49-30 31st Place, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 933 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Wenan Wood (USA), LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3521 Farrington St., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 934 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Chrisandra Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/19/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 361, Greenvale, NY 11548. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 935 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 30th Street Realty Partners LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/29/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 315 Madison Ave., Ste. 1501, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 936 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 30th Ave Realty Partners LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/29/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 315 Madison Ave., Ste. 1501, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 937 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 43-20 214 Place LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43-20 214th Place, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 938 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Orbit Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/14/09. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 86-25 258th St., Floral Park, NY 11001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 939 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13 Notice of Formation of Avant Global Services, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/6/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 130 W. 42nd St., Ste. 705, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 940 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13


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Notice of Formation of 1546 Associates, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 941 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 31-32 38th Street Suite 1C LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30-44 29th St., Ste. 1D, Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 953 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Illis Insurance Agency LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/1/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed in PA on 7/8/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1716 Weidner Ct. Quakertown, PA 18951. Cert of Org filed with PA DOS, P.O. Box 8722 Harrisburg, PA 17105. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 966 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Jefferson North Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 192362, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 976 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Lynhurst / Chestnut LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 56 Lansing St., Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 989 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of 35 Barlow Lane, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 910 E. Boston Post Rd., 2nd Fl., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1002 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Mojo Lombardy LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 609 Portledge Dr., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 942 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Vienna Music LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6920 166th St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 954 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

JWG 2 Capital LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/23/13.Office: Bronx Co.SSNY design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 75 Canal St. W. Bronx, NY 10451. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 967 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Revach NY 2 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2071 Flatbush Ave, Ste 33, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 977 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of For mation of Dama Asset Management, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Esquire Rd., Ste. 13, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 990 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Royal Life Productions, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/14/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3016 75th, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 943 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 14th Avenue Realty Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 157-52 13th Ave., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 955 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of W 116 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/10/2013. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 715 Park Ave., #17D, NY, NY 10021. 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. Term: until 12/31/2099. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 968 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of SocialSuave LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3203 Quentin Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 978 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Hudson Hotel Brand, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 944 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Amira & Afia LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6265 Booth St., Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 956 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Z Dream, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 945 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Classic Business Group LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4305 44th St., Apt. 5J, Sunnyside, NY 11104. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 957 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of HSH Construction, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 946 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Legendary Capital LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/11/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 136-31 41st Ave., Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 958 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of BB Max, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 947 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Qualification of Lion Joint Ventures LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/10/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 1/3/06. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6125 97th St., #7R, Rego Park, NY 11374. DE address of LLC: 170 Garrison Lake Blvd., Smyma, DE 19977. Arts. Of Org. filed with Division of Corporations, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 959 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

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Notice of Formation of Room 45, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 948 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Four Boys One Girl, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 949 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Five Boys One Girl, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Broadway, Ste. 1214, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 950 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Brasil Retail NYC LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 495 Broadway, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 951 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of 50 Wainscott Stone Road, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/14/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 952 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of CSC 4540, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o Simon Development Group, 230 Park Ave., Ste. 539, NY, NY 10169. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 964 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Laundry Haven One LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85-42 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, NY 11421. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 960 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of GSB Property, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151-58 25 Ave., Whitestone, NY 11357. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 961 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of ZCJ Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/9/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 149-14 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11435. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 962 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Qualification of TDI Jefferson Station, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 600 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 1800, Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 10/7/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 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# 963 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of CSC 4540 Property Co, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o Simon Development Group, 230 Park Ave., Ste. 539, NY, NY 10169. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 965 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of formation of FULL CIRCLE MODERN LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/03/2013. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 241 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 969 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13 Notice of For mation of BARNHART TRAINING SYSTEMS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/02/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 970 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Lai International Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/25/2013. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C., Attn: David E. Danovitch, 875 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 971 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

Notice of Formation of Lai La Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/25/2013. Office location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C., Attn: David E. Danovitch, 875 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 972 10/25,11/1,8,15,22,29/13

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS NYCTL 1998-2 TRUST, and THE BANK OF NEW YORK as Collateral Agent and Custodian for the NYCTL 1998-2 Trust, Plaintiff against 273 BRIGHTON BEACH AVE. REALTY CO., et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated August 6, 2013, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on the 5th day of December, 2013 at 2:30 PM premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Brighton Beach Avenue, distant 40 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Brighton Beach Avenue with the easterly side of Brighton 2nd Street; being a plot 100 feet by 40 feet by 100 feet by 40 feet. Section: 26 Block: 8672 Lot: 31 Said premises known as 273 BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY approximate amount of lien $ 93,596.12 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index Number 8124/10. PHILLIP J. SMALLMAN, ESQ., Referee. Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Michael Resnikoff, Esq., (212) 237-1102, 156 W. 56 ST. NEW YORK, NY 10019 JP#973 11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of SV Vernon 43 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/16/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave, Ste 219, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 979 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Tehama Realty Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1499 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 980 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13`

Notice of Formation of KT Investors LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Fanley Ave., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 991 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Michael Levy MD PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 475 Rt. 304, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: Profession of Medicine. JP# 992 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Graham and Ritchie Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/4/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 38 Woodlake Dr., Thiells, NY 10984. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 993 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of 18 Seven Ponds LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 930 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 981 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of East 38th Street Condo LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 48 Leonard Drive, Tiverton, RI 02878-4714. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 994 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of A.M. Queens, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Hewlett Dr., Old Westbury, NY 11568. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 982 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Wunderkind, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 N. Broadway, Apt. 301, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 995 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Melville Farms Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Cutter Mill Rd, Ste 600, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 983 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Kovacs Custom Builders, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Club Way, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 996 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Tami Rosenbaum Interiors LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1312 Seagirt Blvd., Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 984 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of St Portswood LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Greenhaven Rd., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 997 11/1.8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Marie’s Creperie LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/5/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 Edwin St., Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#985 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Lifeline Cat Behavior Solutions, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Ridgeview Dr., Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 998 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of RL Health 2168 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 82 Bay 31st St., Bklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#986 11/1,8,15,22,29/12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Awilda Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Saw Mill River Rd., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 999 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of 424 Lafayette Ave LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/21/05. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 431 Willoughby Ave, Fl. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 974 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Andrews & Leung, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1765 Victory Blvd., 2nd Fl., Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 987 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6//13

Notice of Formation of Gotham City Mechanical Services LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Peach St., Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1000 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Hatzalah NY 2 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2071 Flatbush Ave, Ste 33, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 975 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of 100 Colfax 3M LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 62 Sand Ln., Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 988 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Barnegat Road, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 West Red Oak Ln., Ste. 302, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1001 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

1050 WILLMOHR STREET, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/2013. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 184 Lefferts Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1003 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Cabezas Health LLC.Art. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/21/2013. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: LLC c/o 3418 76th Street, Jackson Hgts., NY 11372. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1004 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of formation of Shoshanna Must, PhD - Forensic and Clinical Psychology, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on 10/4/2013. Office Location: County of Westchester. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: 280 North Central Ave, Suite 40, Hartsdale NY 10530. Purpose: to practice psychology. JP# 1005 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Victoria Farms LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 258 Eastland Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1007 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of 3 Wykagyl Terrace, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 180 E. Prospect Ave., 2nd Fl., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1008 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Tune Capital Management, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 81 Main St., Ste. 415, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1009 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Nurturing Hope Children Learning Center LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1268 Grant Ave., Ste. 1, Bronx, NY 10456. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1010 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of BG Fitness LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 Loop Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 96 Loop Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1011 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Vision Travel LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 32 Dunham Rd., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1012 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Aquilan Worldwide Risk Management LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 131 Alta Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1013 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Riitta’s Art Studio, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 W. Red Oak Ln., Ste. 302, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1014 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13


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Notice of Qualification of Natural Systems Utilities Engineering LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 12/17/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Clerico Ln., Ste. 210, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. NJ address of LLC: 2 Clerico Ln., Ste. 210, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Arts. Of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of Treasury, PO 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: Professional Engineering. JP# 1015 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Qualification of HIGH MOUNTAIN CAPITAL LLCAuthority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/21/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1024 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Adriaen Block Properties LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 257 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 1040 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of B Fein Interiors, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/17/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 51 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1053 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Electronifie Securities LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 413 W. 14th St., Ste. 401, NY, NY 10014, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1079 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

JSMR Enterprise, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sonya Mendoza-Pantanelli, 150 Old Mamaroneck Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: General. JP# 1041 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

NOTICE OF SALESUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTYEVERBANK; 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, 845.897.1600Pursuant 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 December 5, 2013 at 02:00 PMPremises known as 102-18 AVE J, BROOKLYN, NY 11236Block: 8229 Lot: 46ALL 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. 16484/11Aaron Tyk, Esq., REFEREE JP# 1055 11/1,8,15,22/13

NOTICE OF SALESUPREME COURT: KINGS COUNTYNYCTL 1998-1 TRUST AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT AND CUSTODIAN F O R T H E N Y C T L 2 0 0 5 - A T RU S T; Plaintiff(s)vs. BRIAN C. RAPPAPORT, ESQ. AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND MILITARY ATTORNEY FOR JOSEPHINE CANTANZARO AND LILY COLOMBO; et al; Defendant(s)Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about February 27, 2013, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Kings County Supreme Court, Room 274 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.On December 5, 2013 at 2:30 PMPremises known as 167 WILLIAMS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11207Block: 3717 Lot: 6 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 $68,146.35 plus interest and costs.INDEX NO. 48651/99Richard A. Klass, Esq., REFEREE JP# 1066 11/1,8,15,22/13

Notice of Formation of Compliant Services LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 221 Hyatt Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1016 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Flatbush Heights LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 1028 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Kensico Park Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 115 Kisco Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1017 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Brownstone Development LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lipner, Sofferman And Co., LLP, 125 Jericho Tpke Ste 402, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 1029 11/1,8,15,22,29,.12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Renaissance Downtowns At Southampton LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Michele Skobla, Renaissance Downtowns LLC, 9 Gerhard Road, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1018 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Sterling 5301 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Paiken Dr., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 1031 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of PH 2013, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2800 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY 11042. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1019 11/1.8,15,22,29.12/6/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Rise Wellness, LLC.Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/2013. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is Rise Wellness, LLC, 82 W Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose of LLC: To engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1020 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of formation of Aldo Jerome, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’yof State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2013. Office location, County of Bronx. SSNYhas been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may beserved. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Goldberg & Bokor, LLP, 505 ChestnutSt., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1021 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of OSB Enterprise LLC.Art. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on October 9, 2013. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 150 East 85th Street, Suite 7D, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any lawful business. JP# 1022 11/1,8,15,22.29,12/6/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Elixir 7th Avenue, LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/22/13. 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 to Marshall Goldberg, c/o Wofsey Rosen Kewkin & Kuriansky, 600 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1023 11/1,8,15,22.29,12/6/13

75-86 182nd Street Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 8 Bristol Dr., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 1025 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Kadima Realty Partners, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 1026 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Parinda Proper ties LLC Ar ts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1054 West Beech St., East Atlantic Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: General. JP# 1027 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

6 Buckley LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 130 Maple Ave, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: General. JP# 1032 11/1,8,15,22,29/12/6/13

Silver Willows LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Zarema Jagizarov, 9 Farm Ln, Spring Valley, NY 10977-1137. Purpose: General. JP# 1033 11/1,8,15,22,29/12/6/13

Sentinel Consulting, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office in Rockland 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# 1034 11/1.8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Sterling 4301 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Paiken Dr., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 1035 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Atelier Stephanie LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Eric Lobignat, 225 E 95th St #16f, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: General. JP# 1036 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Shoots And Roots Bitters LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/8/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Rachel Meyer, 111 E 125th St Apt 3e, New York, NY 10035-1620. Purpose: General. JP# 1037 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Aptus Solutions L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o James Robinson, 420 E 102nd St Apt. #13d, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: General. JP# 1038 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

LJ & Y Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yan Juan Zheng, 59 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: General. JP# 1039 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Qual. of Independence Owners LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/11/13. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 7/31/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. DE off. addr.: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1054 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Pecking Wilds, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Wiliam Jay Dockendorf, 96 Dekalb Ave. 4th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: General. JP# 1042 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Chowdhury Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1084 Liberty Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Purpose: General. JP# 1043 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Legal 1031 Holdings 1787R, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Legal 1031 Exchange Services, Inc., 805 Third Ave 10th Fl, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: General. JP# 1044 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Sebro PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2 Cherrybrook Place North, Great Neck, NY 11020. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 1045 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Adengo Architect, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/11. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 464 Clinton Ave 6I, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: Architecture. JP# 1046 11/1,8,15,22,29/12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 23 Developers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1047 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 31 Developers LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1048 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Liberation Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Steven Major, 45 Croft Terrace, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1049 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of L&M Navy Brig LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1050 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of L&M Navy Green R2 LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1051 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Promenade NYAH II Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/20/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1052 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

N o t i c e o f fo r m a t i o n o f AW S 2 8 0 HAWTHORNE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/17/2013. Office location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 15 Stewart Place, Apt. 6D, White Plains NY 10603. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1056 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Shizuka Moriwaki LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/23/13. 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 to 16 W 32nd St, #407, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1057 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Portchester 3240 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Middle St., 17th Fl., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1059 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Bronx 2765 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Middle St., 17th Fl., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1060 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Laurel Hill Associates, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/99. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 622 3rd Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1061 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of AAEJ REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 62 Glen Cove Road, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1062 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of MAGINEAUX PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Highway Toll Administration, LLC, 9 Park Place, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 11021-5030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1063 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of formation of LATHROP HALL HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed withthe Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2013. Office location, County ofNassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom processagainst it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 16 WoodtreeDr., Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful act.1 JP# 1064 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Lemcor Transport LLC, Authority filed SSNY on 8/22/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed in NJ on 4/16/10. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to: c/o Claude M Millman, Esq., Kostelanetz & Fink LLP 7 World Trade Center, 34th Flr. New York, NY 10007. Cert of Regis. filed NJ State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1067 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Yapp Media, LLC Authority filed SSNY 9/25/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed in DE 7/25/11. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 295 Madison Ave #1830 New York, NY 10017. Cert of Formation filed DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1068 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Ali G. Marketing LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 225 Rector Pl. #4G New York, NY10280 Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1069 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Global Return Asset Management, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/27/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 328 E.74th St. #L-C New York, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1070 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Gramercy Property Group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/23/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Jon Goldberg 525 W. 22 St. # 3E New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1071 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Sean Carlson Perry LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/4/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Sean Perry 235 Montrose Ave #5 Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1072 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Hermann Enterprise LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/10/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Nellie Hermann 360 Clinton Ave # 3J Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1073 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

NY Force Free Dog Behavior Consultants LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/20/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. office c/o Rikke Brogaard 213 Taaffe Pl. #409 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1074 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Fantasy Game Films LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/4/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 16 Ocean Parkway, # C20 Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1075 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Coreasset Venture LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/16/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 97 Rockaway Pkwy # 1F Brooklyn, NY 11212. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1076 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Dinner for one productions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/5/13. Office Loc: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Kyle Christopher Miller 255 74th St. # 7D Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1077 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Lavelo Property Management, LLC Authority filed SSNY 10/22/13. Office: Kings Co. LLC formed in WY on 8/30/12. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail copy to 275 Coleridge St. Brooklyn, NY 11235. Arts of Org. filed WY SOS 200 W. 24th St Cheyenne, WY 82002. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1078 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Compass One, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/8/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Vincent Sellecchia, 15 Hawthorne Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708, principal business address. Purpose: real estate agent/broker. JP# 1080 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Formation of Ilana D. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Psychology P.L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 50 Popham Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 110 Davis Ave., White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: practice psychology. JP# 1081 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Notice of Qualification of IAS Services Group, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/17/13. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in TX on 10/13/06. 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. TX and principal business address: 1020 NE Loop 410, Ste. 805, San Antonio, TX 78209. Cert. of Org. filed with TX Sec. of State, 1019 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1082 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Fine. Fiiine! Productions LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/5/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Ralph J Puma 969 Mclean Ave. Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1083 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Dough Boy Distributors L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/3/13. Office: Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 13 N. Lexow Ave. Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1084 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Tiny Pinecone Patisserie LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/24/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 40 Clinton St. #8K Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1085 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

Tailored Inter ior Space Planning & Decorating, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/2/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 800 E. 17th St. #6A Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1086 11/1,8,15,22,29,12/6/13

SOMETHING LIKE YOGA, LLC, Arts., of Org., filed with NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) 09/18/2013. Office in Westchester County; SSNY designated agent for service of process with copy mailed to Pryor Cashman LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Jeffrey C. Johnson, Esq., All lawful business purposes. JP# 1091 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 1490 Outlook Ave Apt. 1G LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1490 Outlook Ave., Apt. 1G, Bronx, NY 10465. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1092 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 3371 Parkway Drive LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 3371 Parkway Drive, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 1093 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

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Celebrating Jewish History Just One Year After Sandy

Just a year after Hurricane Sandy, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Odessa Chief Rabbi Avrohom Volf, rabbis from France, Sweden and Israel and other local dignitaries joined the community of Young Israel of Brighton in celebrating a great historic milestone.

Part of the renovated shul.

It was the occasion of the synagogue’s gorgeous renovation, community rededication and the completing of a new Torah scroll followed by a grand parade and a lavish buffet on November 3. The joy, unity and Jewish pride was felt everywhere. Close to 500 people attended.

gime for 70 years – three full generations. Thus the synagogues began to dwindle and unfortunately at least six shuls in Brighton Beach closed their doors. The situation of the Young Israel of Brighton Beach, once a hub of Jewish life, was dire as well. In 1998, Steven Frohlich, current president of the Young Israel of Brighton Beach, reached out to the Lubavitch Youth Organization’s program director Rabbi Kasriel Kastel to send them a spiritual leader who would reach out to the unaffiliated, revitalize the community and ensure the continuity and growth of Jewish life in the Synagogue. Rabbi Zaltzman and his rebbetzin Chanie worked tirelessly as a team. Despite skeptics, cynics and critics they inspired adults and children alike to get involved in the synagogue and learn more about their heritage. The dynamic duo held Sukkos and Chanukah parties, Purim celebrations, Pesach Seders and Torah classes on various topics. Frohlich, who was then first vice president, always encouraged and helped in this outreach work.

Laughter and smiles are commonplace in our community. One of my greatest inspirations is when I watch a fellow Jew returning and reconnecting to Hashem. The passion and sincerity of these people stir my heart. The modern day teshuvah movement sweeping across the globe is an amazing phenomenon and a true miracle. Now we, baruch Hashem, get a crowd of 60 to 70 people on Shabbos and we have daily minyanim for Shacharis, Minchah and Maariv during the week.

Mendel Zaltzman dancing with Lenny Korchmar during the Torah parade.

“The synagogue was renovated to be one of the most beautiful synagogues in New York, sponsored by many individuals, mostly by the F. Kogan family and the A. Korchmar family, both Russian Jewish families. The latter was introduced to the rabbi through a contact at the Annual International conference of Chabad Emissaries some eight years ago, thus initializing the current dynamic group of young Russian families involved in the synagogue’s life and growth.

(L-R) Inna Slovesnik, Rebbetzin Chanie Zaltzman and Beata Kogan.

Rabbi Efraim Zaltzman bringing a newly completed Torah from the synagogue for the celebration parade.

“Our community is recovering from the devastation wreaked upon it by the winds and floodwaters of Hurricane Sandy,” said Rabbi Zaltzman, the synagogue’s rav. “The rededication marks the conclusion of a long construction project and its occurrence shortly after the first anniversary of that hurricane is nothing short of heartwarming.” “This is a historic event,” he added.

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Zaltzman are also the directors of Chabad of Kingsborough. This organization sponsors ongoing Torah classes and outreach activities for Jewish students at Kingsborough College, community development, an annual Summer Day Camp called Gan Israel Chamah, and a Hebrew school called the Gan Israel Hebrew School. (For details visit chabadkingsborough.org.) Mrs. Zaltzman also teaches Judaic studies at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School.

(L-R) Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, new executive director, NCYI, and Rabbi Pinkus of Tiferes Stam.

“This great milestone of the newly renovated synagogue was celebrated together with the completing of a new sefer Torah that was funded by many members of the community. This community sefer Torah became a rallying point, a unifying factor, and a symbol of the growth of the Jewish community. The Torah project is the brainchild of Frohlich. Together with the other synagogues in the neighborhood, we are brightening up Brighton and we all have a lot of work ahead of us.

The last letter of the new Torah scroll being filled in, and dedicated to the children of the community. Official reopening of renovated synagogue. (L-R) Igor Slovesnik, Steven Frohlich, Inna Slovesnik, Beata Kogan, Feliks Kogan, Mila Korchmar, and Aleksand Korchmar (without cap).

In the 1950s and 60s, 90 percent of the Brighton Beach population was Jewish. Although not all of them were observant, the many synagogues were bustling. However, the people started aging and passing on, the children moved out of the neighborhood and the ones moving in were Russian Jewish immigrants, thus giving it the name “little Russia’ or “little Odessa,” and known throughout the world as, arguably, the largest concentration of Russian Jews in North America. The problem was that these Jews were torn away from Judaism by the Soviet re-

The hard work of Rabbi Zaltzman and his wife Chanie succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The synagogue membership grew into a warm, young, enthusiastic community. The synagogue became a home away from home for its members. “Today there are only five couples left who were congregants at the time we came to the shul in September 1998,” said Rabbi Zaltzman, who is fluent in English, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian. “The vast majority of the ‘new’ people came as a result of the extensive outreach work.” “It is amazing as to what extent people feel comfortable in our shul,” Rabbi Zaltzman went on. “Whether you’re young or old, American or Russian, Ashkenaz or Sefard, observant all your life or just beginning, you’ll feel welcomed and at home.

Participants enjoying the meal.

“As the Rambam says, ‘In the end, the Jewish people will do teshuvah and immediately they will be redeemed.’ May it be speedily in our days.” You can visit the shul’s website at www.yibrighton.com or e-mail the rabbi at rabbizaltzman@aol.com. Note: the 75th anniversary dinner of the shul honoring Linda and Steven Frohlich will be held on Feb. 9th, 2014 at 5 p.m. For the location and more info please call 718-648-0843.


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Community Currents Upcoming events… The Chabad Center for Jewish Life will hold a Thanksgiving Menorah Car Parade on Wednesday, November 27, at 6 p.m. It will be led by the Merrick Fire Department’s fire truck and ambulance, a 1947 Ford Stake Bed Pickup Truck, and two limousines with rooftop menorahs, leading to the lighting of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce’s 12-foot menorah. All parade participants who decorate their vehicles with a Chanukah theme will receive a free Chanukah gift. The convoy will travel from the Chabad Center for Jewish Life parking lot (2174 Hewlett Ave.

in Merrick) to the Merrick LIRR (on Sunrise Highway & Merrick Ave.) culminating in the kindling of the 12-foot menorah.

day, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Haskell Towne Center, 1069 Ringwood Ave, Suite 202, Haskell (NJ).

***** The Chabad of the Upper East Side and the KJ Beginners Program’s will hold a Chanukah menorah lighting at Carl Schurz Park, 86th Street and East End Avenue (NYC), on Sunday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m.

In recent news…

OU Nach Yomi Returns Thursday, December 5 – the eighth and final day of Chanukah – will mark the first day of the Orthodox Union’s fourth Nach Yomi cycle. Starting with the first chapter of Joshua, the cycle works its way to II Chronicles 35, which will be reached on December 16, 2015. During the upcoming cycle, for the first time, people will be able to receive the daily lecture in their email box. Subscribers can get the new Nach Yomi calendar at www.ou.org/torah/nachyomi. According to Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, editor of OU Torah, the cycle will include audio shiurim recorded by renowned Torah scholars such as OU Executive Vice President Emeritus Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb; Rabbi Menachem Leibtag; Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom; Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein; Rabbi Jeremy Wieder; Dr.Shawn Zelig Aster; and Rabbi Eric Levy.

***** The Chabad of Upper Passaic County will hold a community Chanukah celebration on Tues-

Savannah Welcomes Savitsky Congregation Bnei Brith Jacob of Savannah, On Motzei Shabbos, the BBJ Retention and ReGeorgia welcomed Steven Savitsky, chairman of the cruitment Committee met with Savitsky to disboard and past president of the Orthodox Union, cuss advertising and job search efforts designed earlier this month. The Scholar-In-Residence Shab- to promote relocation to Savannah. Following the bos was arranged and run by the BBJ Kollel. meeting, the community was treated to an elegant Savitsky addressed the officers and board of di- wine and cheese event, which was attended to by rectors at a Friday morning breakfast, then took over 100 people. a tour of the Rambam Day School’s beautiful new campus and of the greater Savannah Jewish community. Friday night featured an elegant dinner for close to 250 people and included divrei Torah and a speech by Savitsky on maintaining and building a strong, thriving Jewish community. He told the audience that he sees much potential in the Savannah community to grow and prosper and become a great destination for young families who are looking to relocate. Rabbi Savitsky speaking on Motzei Shabbos.

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Keeping Our Seniors Safe – At Home Earlier this month Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization – in collaboration with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Maimonides Medical Center, and the Boro Park Y – hosted the third in a series for family members who are caring for aging Holocaust survivors. Dr. Barbara Paris, director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and professor of Geriatric Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, addressed a crowd on the topic “Tips for Keeping Our Seniors Safe at Home.” She emphasized the importance of keeping an updated list of doctors, medications, and allergies to take to all medical appointments. Designating one family member to be in touch with the senior’s doctors, and using one pharmacy, can also help ensure that medical care is centralized and coordinated.

These measures, along with other preventative actions, such as keeping room temperatures no lower than 68 degrees, and vaccinating on schedule,

can help avoid unnecessary emergency room and doctor visits, she said. Dr. Paris also provided an overview of the myriad choices of adaptive equipment available, such as phones with large buttons; personal emergency response systems; elevated chairs with armrests; and bathroom safety equipment and highlighted the benefits of Bikur Cholim’s support groups for seniors with low vision and diabetes in helping with healthy aging. She urged caregivers to maintain their own health, and to seek assistance and respite from other family and community members. The presentation was recorded and will be available shortly online along with recordings of previous presentations for caregivers of Holocaust survivors. For more information, e-mail caregiver@ claimscon.org.

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Community Currents BJX, a Brooklyn kiruv organization, recently celebrated the bris milah of Yaakov, a young man in his 20s.

Moshe Caller and Rabbi Fingerer giving Yaakov, formerly Konstantin, his new name.

Giving Sara, formerly Stephanie, her new name. Brooklyn Chaveirim, headed by Rabbi Aron Kohn, recently hosted an appreciation dinner for the Brooklyn South Division of the NYPD headed by Chief Owen Monaghan. (Photo credit: Hillel Engel for Chaveirim) Celebrating the marriage of Yosef Chaim, the son of the mekubal Rav Avner Afgen, to Efrat, the daughter of Rav Yosef Chaim Sasson Hazan.

Yaakov speaking at the seudah.

Rav Afgen dancing.

The second grade at Be’er Hagolah receiving their first Chumash.

Rav Shalom Arush speaking at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills for CHAZAQ.


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Community Currents High-ranking officials of the New York Police Department paid tribute to 16 volunteers of the Misaskim organization for assisting the NYPD and the Asian community on October 27 in what officials termed “one of the most gruesome crime scenes in memory.”

Rav Eliezer Yudel Finkel, Rosh Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim, recently meeting with Rav Aharon Teitelbaum, Satmar Rebbe Kiryas Yoel. Noted historian Dr. Michael Berenbaum – former research deputy director of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and director of the USHMM’s Holocaust Research Institute – spoke to seniors at Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central) on Friday, November 8. Berenbaum’s talk was arranged as part of Central’s “Names, Not Numbers Holocaust Memorial Project,” an innovative oral history program that offers students a firsthand education in Holocaust studies.

The Vienner Talmud Torah in Boro Park recently built an Aron Kodesh and Menorah using Clics. (Photo credit: Heshy Rubinstein) Bris Avrohom, headquartered in Hillside, NJ, recently held its 34th Annual Dinner and 28th Gala Weddings. The dinner featured Vlad and Tatyana German as the Guests of Honor and Rabbi Baruch and Kreina Lepkiver as the recipients of the Kesser Shem Tov award. Prior to the dinner, four couples from the former Soviet Union were married in religious Jewish ceremonies, a rite that was denied to them Honorees, couples, Bris Avrohom rabbis with Rabbi Mordein their native chai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky in center, Executive and Associate Directors respectively. lands.

Residents and staff of Women’s League CR, Inc. recently enjoyed a wonderful Shabbaton in Bayswater. Both the Agudas Yisroel of Bayswater and the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater were the settings for the three Shabbos meals replete with tasty food and lively singing.


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‘Jew In The City’ Celebrates Orthodox Jewish All Stars U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, an organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. This year’s All Stars are an extremely accomplished and diverse group, and, in addition to Secretary Lew and Dr. Aumann, include: Sarah Hofstetter, who was promoted last week to CEO of 360i in the U.S. (the No. 2 advertising firm on Ad Age’s Agency A-List); Ari Pinchot, co-executive producer of the star-studded and critically acclaimed new film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, featuring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey; Naama Shafir, the first Orthodox female professional basketball player; Joseph Shenker, chairman of Sullivan and Cromwell (the No. 3 law firm in the country according to Vault Rankings); Rama Burshtein, writer, director and producer of the awarding-winning film, Fill the Void (and the first chassidic woman to make a film for general audiences); Anne Neuberger, the director of the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions Center; Issamar Ginzberg, a marketing guru who was named one of Inc. Magazine’s top 10 entrepreneurs (and is the grandson of prominent chassidic rebbes); and Dr. Laurel Steinherz, director of pediatric cardiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and co-founder of Camp Simcha, a renowned camp for Jewish children with cancer. This year’s winners will be honored at a red carpet event which will coincide with a historic, once-in-a-lifetime overlap of Chanukah and Thanksgiving and will commemorate the redemption from religious persecution of Chanukah coinciding with Thanksgiving’s celebration of religious freedom in our great country, which has provided Jews with the opportunity to achieve the highest levels of professional success while maintaining their heritage. “There is a common misconception that being an Orthodox Jew means you don’t have many career options,” said Allison Josephs, award-winning Jewish influencer and author, who founded Jew in the City (JewintheCity.com) six years ago to break down myths and misconceptions about religious Jews and observant Judaism. “Jew in the City is building awareness about a community that otherwise gets depicted as extreme and reclusive, and rarely is presented with any nuance.” The inaugural “Orthodox Jewish All Stars” began last year with a YouTube video written, directed, and produced by Josephs that featured an inspiring and varied group of awardees, including former Senator Joe Lieberman, Top Ten Billboard recording artist Alex Clare and New York Times bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman – all people who have reached the pinnacle of their respective fields, which ranged from HBO producer to former top title holding professional boxer – while maintaining a religiously observant lifestyle. Many of this year’s and last year’s all stars will be attending the red carpet awards party in midtown Manhattan on the evening of November 24, the Sunday night before Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Attendees will enjoy live music, an open wine bar, and Chanukah/Thanksgiving themed dishes. “For last year’s list, we sought out the individuals ourselves. This year, we opened up nominations to the public and a panel of judges selected the winners,” explained Josephs. “There were so many more remarkably successful Orthodox Jews that didn’t make it to this year’s list; we’ll hopefully be doing this for many more years.”


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Enter The Wildlife, As Seen On TV Have you ever watched an amazing nature documentary and wondered how filmmakers captured such incredible scenes and compelling stories? Have you ever wished you could visit some of those same places yourself, to truly experience the wonders of the natural world with all five senses? If you answered “yes,” you’ll be excited to know that one of the world’s top travel companies is partnering with the world’s leading producer of award-winning natural history documentaries to make those wishes a reality. Tauck, the world-leader in guided, premium-quality land journeys and cruises, has entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership with BBC Earth to bring the expertise and perspectives of BBC wildlife filmmakers to Tauck’s itineraries exploring the natural world. The BBC is the world’s leading producer of highly acclaimed, award-winning natural history documentaries, such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life and The Blue Planet. Those series and other BBC productions have reached more than 500 million people in over 180 countries worldwide to date. The new Earth Journeys collaboration will launch in 2014, and initial components of the partnership are being phased into several existing Tauck itineraries over the course of the coming year. Natural history enthusiasts can choose between two African safaris (the 12-day “Botswana, South Africa & Zambia” itinerary and the 13day “Kenya & Tanzania: A Classic Safari”), Tauck’s 13-day “Antarctica” cruise expedition, and the company’s six-day “Manitoba: Polar Bear Adventure” in Canada. Each of these special travel experiences offers travelers a unique, in-depth and enriching opportunity to, in the words of Tauck and BBC Earth, “come meet your planet.” Here are just some of the details of the new Earth Journeys partnership: Tauck will work with BBC Earth to use the same cutting-edge technologies employed by its filmmakers to bring Tauck guests into more intimate contact with the destinations they’re visiting. Specific technologies will vary by itinerary,

and may include motion-activated camera traps, infrared night-vision cameras, long-range directional microphones, underwater cameras, and small fiber-optic endoscopic cameras. • BBC Earth will create a series of original, exclusive films that Tauck guests will view on location. These brief (approximately 10 to 20 minutes) vignettes will utilize BBC Earth’s incredible resources, including the world’s largest collection of nature film footage plus insights and voiceovers from BBC Earth experts. The resulting films will provide context and add fresh perspective to the animal life and natural wonders that Tauck guests are experiencing during their travels. • Tauck will also work directly with BBC Earth filmmakers and naturalists, leveraging their passion and experience to add additional original content to the portfolio of Earth Journeys itineraries. • Going forward, BBC Earth will also work with Tauck to co-create entirely new Earth Journeys itineraries for launch in 2015 and beyond. Because the details are still in formation, there is no way to know whether catering will be part of these tours. Interested kosher consumers should be email to find out more information about food. For this or other information on the new collection of Earth Journeys, visit www. tauck.com/ bbcearth. (BPT)


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LESSONS IN EMUNAH TRUE STORIES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FAITH

EDITED BY NAOMI MAUER

A Week Early: What A Difference By Esther Lehman Gross As is my custom, I attempt to spend my father’s yahrzeit every year in Israel. This gives me the opportunity to visit this spiritual, holy land, and first and foremost give my father the kavod he deserves. I appreciate the zechus to

daven at my father’s kever. This year started out no different, as I booked a flight for my husband and myself to be in Israel for a week at the end of February. At the same time, my very close friend of over 50 years, Debbie Garfinkel Diament, an avid writer of this column, was planning a wedding for her last child. I had already booked my flights, and this aforementioned wedding was taking place a week earlier than my already booked trip. Obviously, going to the wedding would mean missing my father’s yahrzeit. I would have to be satisfied with davening at my father’s kever a few days before the yahrzeit – and I was. I determined that as dancing and being misameach a friend, chassan and kallah are truly special mitzvos, those plans would remain intact. Debbie was very excited to have a very old friend (“old friend” meaning a “childhood friend”) there, as was I. I had never been to an Israeli wedding, so I very much looked forward to the whole scene. I asked Debbie if she could arrange for me a ride to the simcha, as it was pretty far from Yerushalayim. She e-mailed me back: “Carol will be driving and there will be another passenger in the car, but don’t try to set him up, as his wife won’t be attending. But he is married.” So I thought: okay, I won’t set him up. When I got into the car, I found a very nice young man there. After speaking to him for a few minutes, I thought about my close friend’s

daughter from my neighborhood. She had made aliyah by herself and needed a shidduch. I asked this fellow if he had a friend who we could set up. He responded that he indeed had a friend who had made aliyah by himself from the U.S. 11 years earlier, and who might be a good candidate. He called him from the car, and the friend expressed interest. I took his phone number and called him the next day. I gathered all of his information and found some similarities between the two people involved in this match. I proceeded to call this friend’s daughter to introduce her to the idea. At first, she wasn’t sure she was interested since she is a very busy accountant and her time is very valuable. She also would have liked more information about him. I advised her that I didn’t have anything more to add, and suggested she could just go out for a cup of coffee. A short time later they went out, and after another few cups of coffee and numerous soups that the fellow likes to cook, I am pleased to say they are now engaged. Having been in Israel for just a week, and having never met this guy, I found the whole thing quite fascinating. They recently came to New York for an engagement party, and I had the pleasure of meeting this charming, very well suited couple. I didn’t have to ponder why there was a need for me to miss my father’s yahrzeit and be in Israel a week early. This whole scenario was hashgachah pratis. Had I not asked my friend for a ride instead of going on our own, this shidduch would not have taken place. I’m privileged that Hashem chose me to be a shaliach, since I was simply in the right place at the right time – part of the master plan from our master planner, Hashem. This is truly a zechus for my family and me, and I’m humbled to be able to perform this mitzvah. I wish this couple much mazel and berachah as they embrace their new life in Israel together – having quite courageously made aliyah by themselves. I look forward to being able to do more chesed, and it’s my fervent wish that Hashem grant me that opportunity.


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the root of Esther is sosar, which means to hide and conceal. The Chasam Sofer further suggests that the intent of the name Tzafnas-Pane’ach, “concealer of that which is revealed,” can also be an allusion to the fact that Yosef would successfully hide, and store in underground vaults, the revealed crops of the seven years of plenty in order to save the civilized world during the seven years of famine. Finally, another reason why Pharaoh may have named Yosef “the one who keeps hidden that which was revealed” was in order to remind Yosef of his promise not to divulge the secret that Pharaoh did not know how to speak Hebrew. The traditional explanation of Tzafnas-Pane’ach is still “he who reveals secrets.” Indeed the Baal HaTurim shows us in a wonderful gematria that Tzafnas-Pane’ach is the exact numerical equivalent to m’galeh mistarim, “he who reveals that which is hidden.” Of course, Pharaoh gave Yosef this name because he successfully interpreted Pharaoh ’s dreams as well as the dreams of the butler and the baker while he was in the dungeon. Yosef also correctly prophesied to Pharaoh that Pharaoh ’s wife was in labor and would give birth to a boy who would die shortly thereafter. All this came true, further convincing Pharaoh of Yosef’s amazing ability to reveal secrets. However, there was yet another reason why it was providential for Yosef to accept this new name. As hard as shidduchim are nowadays for our older singles, Yosef had it harder. How was

RABBI MOSHE MEIR WEISS RAV OF AGUDATH YISROEL OF STATEN ISLAND

Yosef: Revealer Of Secrets Pharaoh names his new viceroy Tzafnas-Pane’ach. Thus, Yosef finds himself in the strange position of being one of the only Jews in Egypt to use an Egyptian name. After all, we know one of the three reasons the Jews were saved from Egypt was that they didn’t change their Jewish names. But Yosef did so to conceal his identity so that when the brothers came down to Egypt he would be able to play out the drama of camouflaging his identity and fulfill the prophetic dreams he had before leaving his father’s home. Obviously, he would have been unable to remain incognito while maintaining his original name of Yosef. The Chasam Sofer points out that, grammatically, if Yosef’s new name, Tzafnas-Pane’ach, was to mean “revealer of secrets,” it should more accurately have been Tzafun M’fane’ach. He explains that in reality TzafnasPane’ach is more accurately translated as “he who hides that which is revealed.” Thus it fits in beautifully with the fact that Yosef changed his name to hide his real identity. How fascinating that this is an exact analogy to Esther, who in order to conceal her identity changed her name from the Jewish name Hadassah to Esther, which is similar to the Persian hista’eir, goddess of beauty. This intent also lurks within the meaning of her new name, for

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BUSINESS IN HALACHA RABBI MEIR ORLIAN

Restoring the Primacy of Choshen Mishpat

Shovel Share The first winter snow had arrived. Snowflakes

drifted down in swirls, covering the ground with a beautiful blanket of white. As the hours passed the snow slowly accumulated, reaching a depth of six inches. When the snow stopped, Sruli bundled up in boots and gloves and went out to get his shovel from the garage. He discovered, though, that the shovel was broken. Sruli knocked on the door of his neighbor, Mr. Schein. “Could I borrow your snow shovel for the afternoon?” he asked.

“With pleasure,” said Mr. Schein. “We’ll be heading out soon, though. When you’re finished, leave the shovel outside our garage.” Sruli was almost finished shoveling the walk in front of his house when his friend from across the street, Asher, came out. “Can I borrow your shovel to do my sidewalk?” Asher asked. “It’s actually Mr. Schein’s,” said Sruli. “I’ll ask him.” Sruli knocked on the Schein’s door, but there was no answer. “I guess you can use it,” he said to Asher. “Anyway, I still have to clean the snow off our car. We’ll keep each other company.” Asher shoveled his sidewalk while Sruli cleaned the snow off his car, which was parked in the street in front of his house. While they were working, Aharon, who lived at the end of the block, came by. “Can I borrow your shovel?” he asked Asher. “I’m sorry, but the shovel’s not mine,” replied Asher. “I got it from Sruli.” Aharon asked Sruli if he could use the shovel, but Sruli refused. “I’m sorry, it’s not mine,” he apologized. “I can’t lend it without asking my neighbor.” Aharon looked at him funny. “I don’t understand,” he said. “You let Asher use the shovel! Why can’t you lend it to me?” Meanwhile, Sruli’s father heard the discussion. “I’m not sure you were right to let Asher use the shovel,” he said to Sruli. “Mr. Schein loaned it you, not him. Who gave you permission to lend it to Asher?” “Forget it; I’ll get a shovel from someone else,” Aharon said. “We can ask Rabbi Dayan about this tomorrow in yeshiva.” The following day, Sruli, Asher, and Aharon stopped off at Rabbi Dayan’s beis medrash. They described what happened with the shovel. “Was I allowed to lend the shovel to Asher?” asked Sruli. “Could I have loaned it to Aharon?” “You were correct in your instinct,” replied Rabbi Dayan. “You were permitted to lend it to Asher while you were still cleaning the car, but not to lend it to Aharon to take home.” “What is the difference?” asked Sruli. “The Gemara [B.M. 29b] states clearly that a person who borrowed an item may not lend it to others, even for purposes of a mitzvah, such as a Sefer Torah,” explained Rabbi Dayan. “The reason is that the lender can say, ‘I don’t want my item in the hands of another person.’ This applies even if the second person is generally viewed as more righteous and reliable than the first borrower.” (C.M. 342:1) “Then what right did Sruli have to lend the shovel to Asher?” asked Aharon. “The Rashba in his responsa [I:1053,1145] explains that the primary concern is that the other person may steal the item,” explained Rabbi Dayan. “Based on this, the Rashba rules that a person may sublet a house or boat that he rented or borrowed. Since these items cannot be hidden away, the borrower is permitted to transfer his usage right to another.” (Rama 342:1) “What does this have to do with us?” asked Asher. “In the same way,” answered Rabbi Dayan, “if the initial borrower will remain present the entire time, he is allowed to lend the borrowed item to others. So long as Sruli is present to supervise the shovel, the presumption is that Mr. Schein would not mind if Asher also uses it. The same is true if the owner regularly lends the other person items of similar value, indicating that he considers him trustworthy.” (See Nesivos 72:17; Pischei Choshen, Pikadon 9:24,26; Shach 342:1)

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The Beit Hamikdash menorah was lit in a place where G-dliness was revealed. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Temple service, in particular the kindling of the menorah, was abolished when the Syrian Greeks introduced impurity into the Temple. Our menorot, on the other hand, illuminate the darkness, abolishing by their presence the very essence of impurity.

The Talmud teaches that menorot may be kindled until the Tarmodians are not seen anymore in the street. The Tarmodians, according to the Gemara, were descendants of servants of King Solomon who rebelled against him. Rebelling against King Solomon, who occupied the throne that Hashem had dedicated to the House of David, constituted a rebellion against Hashem. (Indeed, the letters of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tarmodâ&#x20AC;? are the same as those of â&#x20AC;&#x153;moredet,â&#x20AC;? which means rebellious.) The lights of the menorah in the Beit Hamikdash did not have the power to prevent the rebellion against King Solomon. In fact, according to the Jerusalem Talmud (Taâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;anit), the Tarmodians participated in the destruction of both the First Temple and the Second Temple. Our menorot, in contrast, eradicate the essence of Tarmod for they remain lit after the Tarmodians are long gone (from the marketplace and, by extension, from history). While the lights of the Beit Hamikdash menorah could not be kindled once the Syrian Greeks had vandalized the Temple, the lights of our menorot keep shining. (See Rambanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commentary to Bamidbar 8:2.) Finally, while the Beit Hamikdashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menorah had seven lights, our menorot have eight, alluding to a higher, Divine light that illuminates the darkness and transcends the world. Eight is also the number of strings that a harp will have in the messianic era (unlike the harps of the First and Second Temples which only had seven strings).

TIME CAPSULE JEFF REZNIK The following events occurred during this week in history: Kislev 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 28, 1939: In order to comply with German wishes to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;free of Jews,â&#x20AC;? the newly annexed town of Suvalki, Poland, deported its six thousand Jewish residents. Kislev 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 29, 1947: The United Nations approved the partition of Palestine. Kislev 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 22, 1793: Antireligious fervor peaked during the French Revolution as laws were passed banning circumcision. Kislev 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 8, 1941: All Jewish women and children were ordered to register with the police in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Kislev 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 27, 1798: Rabbi Schneur Zalman was released from the St. Petersburg prison. He was the founder of the Lubavitch dynasty and author of Tanya. Kislev 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 5, 1963: Yahrzeit of Herbert H. Lehman, the first Jewish governor of New York. Kislev 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 12, 1941: Hundreds of Jews were executed by the municipal police for running food to starving people in the ghetto of Chmielnik, Poland. Kislev 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 10, 1952: Israel elected its second president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. Comments? E-mail Jeff@jreznikstudios.com


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The Dual Purpose Of Saying Kiddush On Friday night, in many communities, Kiddush is recited twice – once in synagogue and once in the homes of each congregant before the Sabbath meal. Why the repetition? According to Rav Soloveitchik, Kiddush in shul separates the week when work is permitted from Shabbat when we must rest and refrain from work. At home, in contrast, we recite Kiddush as part of the kavod and oneg we owe to Shabbat, of which eating a festive meal is a part. There is a three-way machloket in the Gemara (Pesachim 100) as to whether one is required to stop eating and recite Kiddush when Shabbat arrives if one is in the middle of a meal. R. Yosi says you only recite Kiddush only after you finish the meal, which is considered a se’udat chol. R. Yehuda maintains that you must stop, say Grace (thus ending the meal), then recite Kiddush and restart the meal. He believes that the second part of

the meal is a se’udat Shabbat. Shmuel says: Po’res mappah u’mekaddesh – you interrupt the meal (but not end it), recite Kiddush, and then continue the meal. The entire meal is thus converted into a Sabbath meal. The three opinions disagree on whether a se’udat chol can be converted into a se’udat Shabbat. However, they all agree that it is not the Sabbath that triggers the obligation of Kiddush. Rather, it is the meal that triggers the obligation. The purpose of Kiddush is to establish a se’udat Shabbat; Kiddush characterizes the nature of the eating. That is why it is forbidden to eat before making Kiddush. Eating before Kiddush would defeat the very purpose of Kiddush. To order Rabbi Ziegler’s 5th volume of “Halakhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,” send $25 plus $3 postage, check payable to Kollel Agudath Achim, 1430 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230.

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The Dreidel That’s Spun From Above The miracle of Chanukah elicits wonder and amazement in all of us. The Blessed be He caused miracles and wonders for the Hasmoneans above and beyond human understanding, so that the few were victorious over the many and the weak over the strong. However, the story begets the question: Where did the Hasmoneans find the courage to start a war against the Greeks and their helpers who were so much greater in number? Looking at it from a human’s perspective, they did not stand a chance in this battle, so how did they dare start it? The miracle of the oil also begets the question: Based on all the calculations, there was not enough oil in the little can to last more than one day. If so, how did the holy Hasmoneans even consider fulfilling the mitzvah of lighting the menorah with pure oil, when it seemed impossible and illogical? And wouldn’t it have been more appropriate to initially choose a halachic way of lighting with impure oil, “impurity was made permissible in public”? The dreidel is not a Chanukah game. Its connection to Chanukah is due to its symbolism and the secret it contains. What are the chances of a dreidel with one leg staying upright? No chance, but still, it stands and even dances. What is its secret? It is spun from above. When the dreidel is spun from above it manages to stand and do even more. That is also the secret of the Hasmonean war. There was no chance of winning, but when things are spun from above, they succeed and stand and win! That is also the secret of the

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In Memoriam Rebbetzin Leah Esther Chollak By The Family It’s 2:45 in the morning. The neighborhood is asleep. But at 16 R’chov Aishel Avraham, loud knocking can be heard. Leah awakes, dresses herself quickly, but not at the expense of her high level standards of tznius, and rushes to open the door. This time it was a young father whose baby has been crying for hours with an earache. With her vast medical knowledge, she dispenses what is needed with caring advice and begs him not to hesitate to come back if he needs anything else. Her evening had ended just shortly before after she had penned her many letters to those unfortunate souls needing chizuk. Her sleep would be further interrupted that night. “Our nebulizer broke. Do you have one we can borrow?” “My neighbor has Alzheimer’s. He left home and…” “My wife gave birth recently and she…” How is it possible that she will no longer answer the door? It was just a plain wooden door but it glowed with an ethereal light – the door that was known to all as a place of refuge for the distraught and the needy. Rebbetzin Chollak, a”h, was her husband’s loyal partner in founding Ezer Mizion and turning it into a chesed empire of tremendous dimensions. Her entire life was devoted to helping others and she was especially dedicated to the ill, the unfortunate, and the suffering. From small needs to big needs, everything was important to her if it would lighten the burden of another Yid. She ran a large-scale gemach with such concern for each person’s situation that no one felt any sense of embarrassment when applying for a loan. During the gemach hours, when applicants would come, many of them male, she would don special clothing to enhance her amazing level of tznius. Her caring did not diminish until the last moment. From her sickbed in the hospital, she reminded her husband: “Oy, we have to give money to this one and that one. Could you please take care of it?” Her concern even extended to the time when as she reminded her family who will have to be called so they would not be shocked upon hearing the public loudspeakers announcing the levaya. Many described her as a noble queen who directed, guided and advised – quietly with no fanfare. Her concept of tznius extended way beyond her clothing. She shunned fanfare, stating that it was not proper for a woman. Only once did she reluctantly consent to accompany her husband when he was being honored. She was shocked to find that when she left the crowd momentarily to daven Mincha, a photographer followed her and snapped a picture of her in the midst of her tefilla. Never again did she join her husband in any public affair honoring Ezer Mizion. One of her many projects was making shidduchim for those with medical issues. She invested all her energy into this project and merited much Divine assistance in her quest. Many Yiddishe homes were created due to her efforts. She is remembered as always with a phone attached to her ear. But never, say her children, was it at the expense of family. “When she talked to us, she was all ours. She was our Ima, nothing else. Our home was a cheerful, warm place to be where each one of us had our special place with Ima.” Over the years, Ezer Mizion’s work spread to a range of medical fields, including mental illness, special children, geriatrics, and cancer support and has expanded to serve over 650,000 people annually in 57 branches across the country. But Leah did not content herself with remaining in an ivory tower overseeing the management of the organization. Her role was not that of an aloof CEO

whose contact with those in need consisted of reviewing reports. Her home became a bastion of chesed. The Chollak house was a public domain. At all hours of the day and night, people would come in to ask advice or request help. It all began during her shana rishona which was largely spent running back and forth to the hospital to care for her sick father, but she did not ignore the plight of other patients whom she met there. When at home, she stood over giant-sized pots cooking meals for families who were too distraught by the illness of one of its members to pay attention to their own needs. Ezer Mizion eventually developed a food distribution division which provides 74,000 hot meals each year, in addition to midnight snacks and sandwiches, but Leah joined the list of volunteers and continued to help in the cooking. The last delivery from her home came just two weeks before her petira. A dialysis patient whose funds were fast being depleted by thrice weekly ambulance service for treatment led to a professionally outfitted vehicle to transport him and others like him to clinics and physicians. The ambulance division has now grown to 20 vehicles plus a fleet of privately driven cars for those whom public transportation is too difficult due to mobility, respiratory and other challenges. A father and mother spending 24/7 with their child led to a volunteer division now comprised of over 14,000 trained volunteers. Little by little, the work of Ezer Mizion expanded. The apartment adjoining their own was purchased to house a first-aid station that was open all night and on Shabbos and yom tov. The station was staffed by non-Jewish doctors and offered excellent medical care. Tens of thousands benefited from these medical services over the years. She was renowned for her meticulous care to avoid misuse of funds. She would not allow her family to use the organization’s vehicles. When drivers offered to give them a lift, she would reply that the vehicle is meant for the ill, not for the healthy. In addition to the twelve sons and daughters of her own that she brought up, she embraced into her family another four orphans. The children’s family had come to Israel from Iran, but upon their arrival, the father became ill and passed away, and shortly afterwards, the mother died as well. Rebbetzin Chollak was thrilled to have this tremendous opportunity. On Sunday night, a grief-stricken crowd numbering more than 10,000 of the finest members of the Torah world accompanied the matriarch of the Ezer Mizion. They came to give honor to the great woman who dedicated herself entirely to Klal Yisrael. People came en masse to repay her in some small way for her extensive, worldwide work on behalf of the Jewish ill. The Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein began the string of eulogies, crying out: “If the mighty of our people have succumbed, how shall the weak emerge unscathed?” Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Stern said: “I am too small to eulogize such a great woman, who, together with her husband, merited to be pillars of chesed, life-giving dew and sources of encouragement to the ill.” The Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein said: “One of the pillars holding up the world has crumbled, a pillar of chesed of which we cannot imagine nor describe the years of her devotion to chesed. She gave up her whole being to do chesed with others.” Her husband, Rabbi Chananya Chollak, said with great emotion: “Today, I sat in the hospital and watched the terrible suffering she was going through. Every time I asked her how she felt, she invariably said, ‘Hashem is doing it, so it surely is good.’” Yehi zichrah boruch.

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Notice of Formation of 152 Sherman Holding LP. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1024 Broadway, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2100. JP# 1405 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

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Continued from p.72 “The second borrower may only use the item in a manner comparable to what the first person borrowed it for, though,” qualified Rabbi Dayan. “For example, if Sruli borrowed the shovel to remove soft snow, he may not lend it to Asher after the snow hardened and began to ice. Perhaps the owner was only willing to lend the shovel for soft snow.” (Shulchan Aruch Harav, She’elah 4) “Is this ruling universally accepted?” asked Asher. “In truth, Aruch Hashulchan [C.M. 342:2; 291:45] questions the ruling of the Rema and is hesitant to allow lending a borrowed item to another person without the owner’s explicit consent,” concluded Rabbi Dayan. “However, most authorities permit doing so, if the initial borrower remains present or if the owner expressed confidence in the second person.” Rabbi Meir Orlian is a faculty member of the Business Halacha Institute, headed by HaRav Chaim Kohn, a noted dayan. To receive BHI’s free newsletter, Business Weekly, send an e-mail to subscribe@ businesshalacha.com. THE LARGEST ONLINE JEWISH CLASSIFIEDS UPDATED DAILY

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Letters To The Editor and making friendly overtures to Israel. In the meantime, Obama has disregarded his red lies on a nuclear Iran and is easing sanctions in exchange for talks that are going nowhere. Wouldn’t you be suspicious of a terrorist country that wants nuclear energy for “peaceful purposes,” even though it’s oil-rich? Howard Jay Meyer Brooklyn, NY

No Honest Broker As crucial as the Iranian nuclear issue is for Israel, more serious still is the Obama administration’s oft-denied but incontrovertible intention to pressure only Israel for concessions with no quid pro quo from the Palestinians. Secretary of State John Kerry’s blatantly biased tirade threatening Israel that its refusal to accede to Palestinian demands would lead to Israel’s isolation in a hostile world and an inevitable third intifada is a clear indication that the U.S. has abrogated its role of honest broker in the current negotiations. There is little doubt that Israel’s valid security imperatives will be given scant consideration by an administration in dire need of a diplomatic victory in the aftermath of the Obamacare fiasco. Fay Dicker Lakewood, NJ

Judging Candidates On The Merits Another political election season has come and gone, accompanied by

the usual mailings and advertisements in support of one candidate or another stating the candidate in question is supported by various purported community “leaders.” As someone who was once very politically active, I wonder how many of the endorsers/signatories of flyers and advertisements deserve any credence. How many of them have ever invested the time and effort needed to build any community organization? How many of them have ever gotten up early in the morning to accompany a political candidate greeting voters at a subway station? How many of them have invested endless hours at meetings required to set the agenda, discuss strategy, etc., that are the necessary building blocks of political or other community organizations? How many of them have ever stuffed an envelope or gone door to door with literature informing the public of various charity or other community functions? How many of them have ever donated money, if not time, to any community group? Since I imagine that the answer to these questions is “not many,” I respectfully suggest that the voting public ignore how many “names” are affixed to flyers and advertisements, and instead judge candidates on their own merits. Moishe Mark Halberstam, Esq. (Via E-Mail)

Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Responds To Reader Harold Marks Dear Harold, Thank you for your probing letter in the Nov. 8 issue regarding my Nov. 1 column “Thou Shalt Not Be Different.” As you correctly pointed out, there are some subtle – and some not so subtle – distinctions concerning when being different is called for and when it should be avoided. As you illustrate in your story about Rav Pam, we certainly are advised by the Torah to be different from many of the gentile norms. As the pasuk teaches, We are a nation that dwells apart. I am certainly not advocating wearing a miniskirt if everyone else does, nor am I recommending using foul language in a vulgar office environment where such language is used. You ask (tongue in cheek, I hope) whether I would advocate using a tongue ring if everyone around me does so. Certainly not, but I would consider relocating from such an environment. As the Rambam says, a person is greatly influenced by the environment in which he lives. You raise another delicate issue. Avraham Avinu was the essence of being different. That’s why he was called Avraham HaIvri, for the whole world was on one side while he was on the other. And the Chazon Ish certainly towered above other men – and in many regards was quite different from the mainstream. However, it is important to distinguish why a person is doing something. Is he doing it in order to be different or in order to be better? There-

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in lies the key. The former is screaming for attention and can get himself into trouble by separating from the community, not blending in with his fellows, etc., as I discussed in the article. The latter, however, is the objective of life, as you point out: to strive to improve and to excel. Finally, you raise an interesting question. Should a chassid who finds himself in a Modern Orthodox environment remove his chassidishe garb? Rav Singer, zt”l, of the Sefardishe Shul of Boro Park would wear a regular hat in his shul but when he attended the tisch of the Bluzhever Rebbe, zt”l, he would wear a shtreimel. To answer your question, a difference that does not grate on people is not a problem. It is when the difference can be seen as aggravating or condescending or haughty that we must be very vigilant. The Torah recommends that we try to achieve uniformity in one place even if more than one practice is 100 percent halachically acceptable. It is for this reason that in my shul on Chol HaMoed Pesach and Sukkos we have separate minyanim for those who wear tefillin and those who do not. As the Torah says, “Lo sisgodedu,” which the Gemara interprets to mean “Lo saasu agudos agudos – Do not make different factions in the same place.” Once again, I thank you for helping me crystallize and clarify these subtle distinctions and may we all merit to know when to be different and when to blend in. Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Staten Island, NY

The Times editorial, it bears noting, never mentioned that a number of senators, among them New Jersey’s Bob Menendez, the Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Committee, and Tennessee’s Bob Corker, a senior Republican on the committee, fundamentally disagree with President Obama’s piecemeal approach and view it as detrimental to U.S. interests, as some quotes from them we cited here last week demonstrate.

The Times editorial also failed to note that France very publicly disputed the proposed deal that Secretary of State Kerry was so anxious to conclude. Nor was there any mention that Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states are on public record as opposing the Obama/Kerry approach. The reason for those omissions is clear: As far as the Times is concerned, everything in the Middle East begins and ends with Israel.

The Unbelievable President The controversy over President Obama’s several public assurances that Obamacare would permit people to keep their insurance plans is a disturbing reminder of some very troubling things about this president that have come to light during the course of his presidency. Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that Mr. Obama really was initially unaware that Obamacare would not necessarily permit the retention of existing plans. What would that tell us about the hubris and irresponsibility of a president who used every procedural trick in the book, including the notorious reconciliation procedure, to engineer passage, by a bare majority in Congress, of a gargantuan and hideously complicated plan whose salient details apparently escaped his notice? And what would it say of the competence of his staff if no one alerted him to the truth after he misspoke the first time? And if someone more knowledgeable did make a call or send a memo, how then did the president continue to make the same assertion for several weeks? Of course there is the uncomfortable possibility that he knew the truth all along but would say anything to ensure passage of his healthcare legislation, perhaps figuring he could rely on his undisputed silver tongue and an ever-compliant media to assuage the public outrage that was certain to explode once the truth was known. That scenario is far from unlikely, given the history of this administration. The day after the terrorist attack last year on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the president held a press conference in the Rose Garden and said that “No acts of terror will ever shake the re-

solve of this great nation.” Yet his national security adviser, Susan Rice, for weeks afterward was giving interviews and asserting that the attack was not a terrorist attack but the spontaneous reaction to the airing of an anti-Muslim video. And then there was Mr. Obama’s declaration and prompt abandonment of that “red line” regarding the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in its civil war. There were also his initially credible threats about a military option to thwart Iran’s nuclear pursuits which he has effectively abandoned through his deferential negotiating posture with Tehran. So it came as no surprise to read a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece by John Vinocur, former executive editor of the International Herald Tribune. The article, headlined “Europe Loses Trust in Obama,” stated that the president’s “turnabouts on Syria and Iran – coupled with his policy fumbles – have diminished European allies’ traditional respect for the White House.” Offering numerous examples in support of his argument, Mr. Vinocur wrote that “These days, and to varying degrees, the governments of France, Britain and Germany regard Mr. Obama as a problem. No longer only expressed in private, the notion represents a decline in the reflexive acceptance and respect that had cushioned European attitudes about his historic presidency.” If that’s not enough to raise the red flag as to the dangers posed by a weak, ineffectual, and feckless president, consider this: Mr. Obama still has more than three years left in the White House.


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Notice of Formation of Sheridan Corner LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/13/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Chadbourne & Parke, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, R. 3233, NY, NY 10112. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1126 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f B l u e R o ck Development, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1650 E. 34th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1115 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of TBSG 1286 Madison LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/9/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Bluestone Group, 225 Broadway, 32nd Fl., NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1127 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of SLG WWP Investor LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/9/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/6/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1129 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of Sydell Williamsburg Developer LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/14/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/9/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. 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# 1130 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of Senior Health Holdings, LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/29/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 9/25/06. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 875 Ave of the Americas, NY, NY 10001. 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# 1131 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Nukkle Hedd Apparel LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 1132 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Asset Atelier LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 375 Greenwich St. Ste 900, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: General. JP# 1133 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Fusiongyn LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rajeev Kaul Cpa PC, 303 Fifth Ave Ste 1007, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP# 1134 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Kgbody LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 1135 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Chandler Collaborations, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 1136 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

126 Development 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 575 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 1137 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

594 Powell Street, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/08. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 594 Powell St., Brooklyn, NY 11212. Purpose: General. JP# 1138 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Nia-Macdonough LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Merelle Murph, 19 Brevoort Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: General. JP# 1140 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Briarwood Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 712 Nostrand Avenue 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: General. JP# 1141 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

1361 Greene LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave #693, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1142 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Nia-Lafayette LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Merelle Murph, 19 Brevoort Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: General. JP# 1143 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of East Coast Painting & Maintenance Limited Liability Company filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/22/10. in NY Co. Formed in NJ: 1/27/07. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 307 Bergen Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032. Foreign add: 06 Beech St Apt 01, Kearny, NJ 07032. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ State Treasurer, PO Box 002, Trenton, NJ 08625-0002. Purpose: General. JP# 1144 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of Fibrazny LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 9/27/13. in NY Co. Formed in DE: 9/23/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o Felix Partners, 112 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075. 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# 1145 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Touche’ Seniors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/03/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Marie Walker, 246 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. General Purposes. JP# 1146 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

NWAS II CO. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/15/13. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 118 North Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. General Purposes. JP# 1147 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qualification of Physician Practice Management Limited Liability Company. Fictitious name: Physician Medical Practice Management Limited Liability Company. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/20/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 2/21/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Prospect St., Palisades Park, NJ 07650. NJ address of LLC: 17 Prospect St., Palisades Park, NJ 07650. Arts. Of Org. filed with Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 002, Trenton, NJ 08625. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1148 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qualification of FirstKey Mortgage, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/30/13. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in FL on 6/15/10. 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. Principal office address: 4 International Dr., Rye Brook, NY 10573. Cert. of Org. filed with FL Sec. of State, 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1155 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Riverside Generation LLC Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/16/13. 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 is 401 East 34th St, Apt N35F, New York, N. Y. 10016, Attn: Philip Kelly.. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1150 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

SCHIFFMILLER & SCHWARTZ, CPAS, PLLC Notice of the formation of the above named Professional Limited Liability Company (“PLLC”) Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on . Office Location: County of Nassau. . The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: 100 Merrick Rd., STE 404E, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: Certified Public Accountancy. JP# 1151 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Qualification of Adornia, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/10/12. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/8/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 144 N. 7th St., Suite 422, Brooklyn, NY 11249. DE address of LLC: 1007 N. Market St. 9th Fl., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1152 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Range Holdings LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/31/13. Office location: Rockland County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 614 Corporate Way, Suite 3-M, P.O. Box 258, Valley Cottage, NY 10989, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1153 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of IPLAYTUF, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/23/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Christopher Tateo, 198 Byram Lake Rd., Armonk, NY 10504, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1154 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 101 Bedford Ave Bean, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1156 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Capital L West LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/2/10. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 796 Wythe Ave, Ste 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1158 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Heights Properties 1388 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/28/12. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, 39th Fl., New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1160 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

N o t i c e o f Fo r m a t i o n o f B o u l eva r d Construction Management, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Lexington Ave, Ste 2320, New York, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1169 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13


Friday, November 22, 2013 Legal Notice Notice of Formation of 4710-12 Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 551 Fifth Ave, 20th Fl., New York, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1157 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13 Notice of Qualification of Glendall Productions LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/8/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1159 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Lorimer Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 110836, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1161 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of RTess Maintenance & Construction Management LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 192362, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1162 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Wolf Builders Management and Consulting LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2560 Bastchelder St., Apt 2M, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1163 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 69 Clinton NPG, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 235 E. 50th St, Lower Level, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1164 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Central State Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 413B Central Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1165 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Heartfelt Townhouse Builders LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Brower Ave, Ste 5, Woodmere, NY 11598. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1166 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of The Smilist Dental, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Woods Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1168 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

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Notice of Formation of Solstice Capital Partners, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/28/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. The name and address of the registered agent is John M. Gaioni, Esq., 1010 Northern Blvd, Ste 400, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1167 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of C & R Xpress Transportation, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1461 E. 99th St., Bklyn, NY 11236. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1187 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 7856 State Rte. 5 and 20 LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/12/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7856 State Rte. 5 and 20, East Bloomfield, NY 14669. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1200 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Godot Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1965 Broadway, 17G, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1212 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of J & J Richhaven LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 94-10 59th Ave., 1C, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1224 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Crown of Life Care NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5308 13th Ave., Ste. 236, Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1188 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of R & G Agency Solutions, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1745 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1201 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of YCP Argentina, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 W. 46th St., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1213 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Blue Auto LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4170 Main St., B3-870, Flushing, NY 11355. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1225 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 513 West 142nd St. Properties LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/2/11. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 138 Union St., Bklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1189 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Jeffrey D. Felicetti, DDS PLLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1035 Park Blvd., Ste. 2D, Massapequa, NY 11762. Purpose: Profession of Dentistry. JP# 1202 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Bam Go, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1255 5th Ave., #6L, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1214 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 31-11 42nd Street LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6927 164th St., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1226 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of CJW Garfield LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/9/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 150603, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1190 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Trade Manley LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Charney Ct., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1203 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 24 5th Ave Limited Liability Company. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 515 W. 20th St., Unit 5E, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1215 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Xways LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 88-25 153rd St., Unit 2F, Jamaica, NY 11432. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1227 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of The Garfield Garage LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/9/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 150603, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1191 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Woven By Design LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1662 Old Country Rd., Ste. 98, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1204 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of State Street Realty Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 150603, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1192 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of Sands Point Partners Management LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 9/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 94 Sands Point Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1205 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Best Wireless Group LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 206 Lee Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1173 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Shanna Realty LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/18/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 28 Knolls Dr. Manhasset Hills, NY 11040 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1174 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13 Remis Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/21/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to Incorp Services, Inc. 99 Washington Ave. #805-A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1175 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13 Etceterra22 LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/23/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 82 Woodhollow Rd. Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1176 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

The Canon Wine Bar, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/12/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 133 West 29th St. New York, NY 10001 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1177 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Educational Alchemy, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/4/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 888 Main St. #1021 New York, NY 10044 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1178 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Big Cheese Press LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/17/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o US Corporation Agents, Inc 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1179 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

The law offices of romina stasevicius, PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/3/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 888 Main St. # 619 New York, NY 10044. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1181 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 5 Roebling LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/2/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2076 E. 13th St., Bklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1182 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Flatbush Pictures, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Jay St., Studio 207A, Bklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1193 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 516 12th St, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/1/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1194 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Galgal Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 619 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1195 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of Sands Point Partners GP LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 9/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 94 Sands Point Rd., Port Washington, NY 11050. DE address of LLC: 1679 S. Dupont Hwy., Ste. 100, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1206 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 183 Christopher Street Market, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Union Square E., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 36 Maple Pl., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1207 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Vision Del Caribe LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5701 12th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1196 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Harmony Health Care LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6321 New Utrecht Ave., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1184 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 96 South Elliott Place, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/12/03. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 S. Elliott Place, Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1197 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Baby Squared LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Rockwood Rd., W., Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1209 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

The 25TH Hour LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Avi Rosengarten, Esq. 1704 Avenue M Brooklyn, NY 11230 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1172 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Medbroad LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/2/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6321 New Utrecht Ave., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1185 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Elite 101, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (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: 2076 E. 13th St., Bklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1198 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 356 Irving LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 185 Great Neck Rd., Ste. 235, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1210 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Stephanie Candace, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/28/13. Office: Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. business address c/o Stephanie C. Baker 996 Park Place Brooklyn, NY 11213 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1180 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Espadin, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 210 Cook St., #301, Bklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1186 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 4F Bridge, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2076 E. 13th St., Bklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1199 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Honey Lavender, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 305 Broadway, Ste. 802, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1211 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

3249 Larson Blvd LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/2/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 28 IU Willets Rd. Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1171 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

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Notice of Formation of WW Mayflower LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/22/10. 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# 1183 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

I-Tax multiservices LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/10/13. Office Loc: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 2424 Davison Ave #2 Bronx, NY 10468. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1170 11/8,15,22,29,12/6,13/13

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Notice of Formation of LNC Associates, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 189 Rintin St., Franklin Square, NY 11010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1208 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of Brean Strategic Advisors LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 9/20/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1345 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10105. DE address of LLC: 615 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE. Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1216 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of French & American Active Math Education LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 810, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1217 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry USA, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 233 Broadway, Ste. 2200, NY, NY 10279. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1218 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Moolti LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1219 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of DGAT Management Limited Liability Company. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/18/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 4/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 Passaic Ave., Palisades Park, NJ 07006. NJ address of LLC: 555 Passaic Ave., Palisades Park, NJ 07006. Arts. Of Org. filed with Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 002, Trenton, NJ 08625. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1220 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Wyckoff Covert LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1034 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1228 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Corona Group Holdings LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 84-10 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, NY 11421. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1229 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 826 Herkimer Street, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Garden City Plaza, Ste. 430, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1230 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Golden Wings Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 87-87 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11427. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1231 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Mantis Consulting of Warwick, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Orange County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1005 Pine Island Tpke., Pine Island, NY 10969. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1232 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Chau Property LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 Laurie Ct., Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: Profession of Physical Therapy. JP# 1233 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 643 East 11th Street Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) 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: 1650 Suckle Hwy., Office Complex, Ste. 3, Pennsauken, NJ 08110. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1221 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of SHS Physical Therapy PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1091 Rensselaer Ave., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: Profession of Physical Therapy. JP# 1234 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Columnas Yogurt LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4960 Broadway, Apt. 2A, NY, NY 10034. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1222 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Hard Hat Inspections Services, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Office location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 Dr. Frank Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1235 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Kozy Enterprises LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 171-10 33rd Ave., Flushing, NY 11358. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1223 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 21st Century Soccer Challenge LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1236 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13


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Legal Notice Notice of Formation of CV Vape Den, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 634 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1237 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Cherry Vape, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 634 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1238 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Wall + Crown LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Apt. 3H, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1239 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of JGAG Health LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 598 Palisade Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1240 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Sensa Ventures LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Tarrytown Rd., Ste. 1488, White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1241 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of W.E. Squared Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/18/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 412 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1242 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Dy Yo Sales, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Stonygate Oval, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1243 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 1065 6th Avenue Fitness Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1244 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 2007 86th Street Fitness Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1245 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of New Beginnings Performing Arts Studio LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 457 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1246 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of PMN Properties LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 97 Caryl Ave., Apt. 1C, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1247 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 66 Boerum Place Fitness Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1248 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Croton Donuts, LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Berkman Law Firm, PO Box 217, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1250 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

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Notice of Formation of 1560 Westchester Avenue Fitness Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1249 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of CHSGN Long Island Hotel Partners, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 11/4/13. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/15/07. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Piermont Properties, 865 Merrick Avenue, Ste. 50N, Westbury, NY 11590. DE address of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1260 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 95-01 57th Ave., Elmhurst, NY 11373 for on-premises consumption. Saloon De Coffee Inc. d/b/a Salon De Coffee JP# 1274 11/15,22/13

61 Pulaski LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rivkin Radler c/o Yaron Kornblum 926 Rexcorp Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: General. JP# 1291 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

55 Hudson Avenue Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Louis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1301 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS Index No. 8659/2013 Date of Filing: 5/8/2013 Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon County in which premises are situated. SUMMONS Tax Lien Foreclosure Block: 1996; Lot: 31 a/k/a 1194 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, New York NYCTL 2012-A TRUST and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON as Collateral Agent and Custodian, Plaintiffs,-against- ST. GRACE PROTESTANT CHAPEL INC., 1196 BEDFORD REALTY LLC, 1200 BEDFORD REALTY LLC, GENEE CARR AN INFANT B Y H I S M OT H E R A N D N AT U R A L GUARDIAN GRETA NORRIS, DENZEL NORRIS AN INFANT BY HIS MOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN GRETA NORRIS, GRETA NORRIS, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE , NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE, “John Doe No. 1” through “John Doe No. 100” inclusive, the names of the last 100 defendants being unknown to plaintiff, it being intended to designate fee owners, tenants or occupants of the tax lien premises and/or persons or parties having or claiming an interest in or a lien upon the subject property, if the aforesaid individual defendants are living, and if any or all of said individual defendants be dead, their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, committees, devisees, legatees, and the assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest of them, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by, through, or against the said defendants named as a class, of any right, title, or interest in or lien upon the premises described in the complaint herein, Defendants. To the above named Defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff’s Attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. Notice of Nature of Action and Relief Sought The Object of the above entitled action is to foreclose a Tax Lien in the original Tax Lien Principal Balance of $14,363.87 with interest as described in a certain Tax Lien Certificate dated August 8, 2012 and recorded in the Office of the City Register for the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, on August 20, 2012 in City Register File Number (“CRFN”) 2012000329363 upon premises described as follows: ADDRESS: 1194 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York BLOCK: 1996 LOT: 31 COUNTY: Kings The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Tax Lien described above. Plaintiff designates Kings County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the county where the Property being foreclosed upon is located. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the Plaintiff who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and complaint and protect your property. Sending a payment to the Plaintiff will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: May 6, 2013 New York, New York THE LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS P. MALONE, PLLC By: ______ __________________________ Thomas P. Malone Attorneys for Plaintiffs 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1540 New York, New York 10165 Ph: (212) 867-0500 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is being served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Court dated October 28, 2013 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Kings County Clerk’s Office JP# 1279 11/15,22,29,12/6/13

IsaTech LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mr. Sandeep Karkera, 71 Superior Rd, Floral Park, NY 11001. Purpose: General. JP# 1290 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

The Hudson Hospitality Group LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Louis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1305 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Collector’s Car Sales LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/29/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1251 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Paulus Hook NYAH II Holdings LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/23/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1252 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of L&M Soundview Senior LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1253 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Jam Hospitality LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 949 Palmer Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1254 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 23 Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1255 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 31 Investors LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1256 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Cherry Street NYAH II Holdings LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/4/13. Office loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 10/2/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 1865 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538. DE off. addr.: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1257 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Advanced Planning Group of New York LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556-0926, Attn: Jeffrey Greener, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1258 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of IMC MEMORABILIA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/13. 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 The LLC, 165 North Village Avenue, Ste. 129, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1259 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of formation of Metin and MJ LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2013. Office location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kevin J. O’Brien, Esq., Murphy, Bartol & O’Brien, LLP, 22 Jericho Tpke, Ste. 103, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1262 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of formation of John and Met LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/4/2013. Office location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kevin J. O’Brien, Esq., Murphy, Bartol & O’Brien, LLP, 22 Jericho Tpke, Ste. 103, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1263 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of RIPPLE CAPITAL GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/12/13. Princ. office of LLC: 900 Third Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Chunli Hou at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1261 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

159 E 116TH STREET REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/8/2013. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 37 Cardinal Court, West Nyack, NY 10994. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1264 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

229 BROWN PLACE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/8/2013. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 37 Cardinal Court, West Nyack, NY 10994. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1265 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

751 FLUSHING AVE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/7/2013. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 37 Cardinal Court, West Nyack, NY 10994. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1266 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

NLL NYACK LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/7/2013. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 37 Cardinal Court, West Nyack, NY 10994. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1267 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 377 AVENUE T BROOKLYN LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/01/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 377 Avenue T, Brooklyn, New York 11223. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. JP# 1268 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274364 for Hotel Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Hotel under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 95 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002 for on-premises consumption. East Broadway Tower Corp. JP# 1269 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273005 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 40-01 149th Place, Flushing, NY 11354 for on-premises consumption. Camilia Cafe Inc. JP# 1270 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274689 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 131-01 Fowler ave., 3rd Fl, Flushing, NY 11355 for on-premises consumption. Sunshine Cafe Inc. JP# 1271 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274589 for On-Premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 894 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221 for onpremises consumption. 894 Pizza Corp. JP# 1272 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274710 has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1442 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128 for on-premises consumption. Elicosmor, LLC d/b/a Bonjour Crepes & Wine 94th JP# 1273 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274584 has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1805 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226 for on-premises consumption. Roof Sports Bar & Grill Corp. d/b/a Roof Sports Bar & Grill JP# 1275 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1306 40th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11218 for onpremises consumption. G & U Bistro LLC d/b/a Bistro 1310 JP# 1276 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273504, for On-premises Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1472 York Ave. Store 2, New York, NY 10075. New York County, for on-premises consumption. Xingda Chen. JP# 1277 11/15,22/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending for On-Premise Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 4202-04 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 for on-premise consumption. Oxygenation Cocktail Lounge LLC. JP# 1280 11/15,22/13

GGEL Holdings, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Elias Lazanakis, 2007 Shore Blvd. Apt. 1A, Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: General. JP# 1281 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

BFLY Properties LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 851 47th St PLP, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: General. JP# 1282 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Kumar 958, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 92-29 Queens Blvd. CU 12, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: General. JP# 1283 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Kumar 7D, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/14/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 92-29 Queens Blvd CU 12, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: General. JP# 1284 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Kumar 11D, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Professional Services, 92-29 Queens Blvd CU 12, Rego Park, NY 11374. Purpose: General. JP# 1285 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13 826 Crown LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1379 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 1286 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Sens Unik Network LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Didier Cholay, 171 Great Neck Rd, Apt. 2b, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 1287 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13 CCH Associates LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark S. Ring, 2 Whitman Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: General. JP# 1288 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

ANR Staffing Solutions, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2016 Linden Blvd Ste 15, Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: General. JP# 1289 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Roem Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/1/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 7 Paddock Court, Glen Head, NY 11545. Purpose: General. JP# 1292 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

DAMD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Dennis Kaplan, 2947 Charlotte Dr, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: General. JP# 1293 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Conduit Design Concepts LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 251 Monitor St, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: General. JP# 1294 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Jazz Greats LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 35 West 92 St. Apt 5E, New York, NY 10025. Purpose: General. JP# 1295 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

58th Street Cafe, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o The Dinex Group, LLC, Attn: Chief Financial Officer, 16 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: General. JP# 1297 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Tarela People, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/22/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 20 W. 20th St, 2nd Fl, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: General. JP# 1298 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Blessings Herbs & Coffee LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/13/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Reinhardt LLP, 44 Wall St 10th Fl, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: General. JP# 1299 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Klein 5H LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/13. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 5614 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: General. JP# 1300 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

137 North Water Street Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Luis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1302 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

51 Hudson Avenue Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Louis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1303 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

23 South Division Street Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Louis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1304 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13


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Hudson Realty Investors LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Louis Lanza, 28 Reynolds Ln, Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: General. JP# 1306 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of DF Institute, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/20/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in IL on 12/31/12. 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. Principal office address: 332 Front St. South, La Crosse, WI 54601. Cert. of Org. filed with IL Sec. of State, 501 S. 2nd St., Rm 351, Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 1318 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

First Direct Lending LLC, Authority filed SSNY 7/30/13. Office: NY Co. LLC formed in CA 5/6/13. SSNY design. agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 7545 Irvine Cntr. Dr. #200 Irvine, CA 92618. Cert of Form. filed CA SOS, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1330 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Sea Cliff Acupuncture PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 223 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579. Purpose: practice the profession of acupuncture. JP# 1344 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of North Side Main Road LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/23/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 459 Main Rd., PO Box 2265, Aquebogue, NY 11931. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1357 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 63-67 Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/3/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 E. 14th St., Ste. 101, Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1370 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of HIT CONSULTING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2679 Riverside Drive, Wantagh, NY 11793. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1345 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 828 Montauk Highway, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/12/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 860 Montauk Hwy., PO Box 1350, Water Mill, NY 11976. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1358 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of J S E Design LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 314 Clermont Ave., Apt. 3, Bklyn, NY 11205. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 314 Clermont Ave., Apt. 3, Bklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1371 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of For mation of Par k Island Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 877 Van Buren Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1346 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Wahr Development, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/6/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 S. Fairview Ave., Bayport, NY 11705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1359 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Bedrock Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 331, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 1307 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Samuel A. Agahiu Md, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 233, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 1308 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of The Ficus Consulting Group LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 9/26/13 in Kings Co. Formed in MA: 3/4/09. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to its foreign address: 1700 W Park Dr Ste 160, Westborough, MA 01581. Arts. of Org. filed with William Francis Galvin, Secy Of The Commonwealth Of MA, One Ashburton Pl 17th Fl, Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: General. JP# 1309 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Snowden Capital Advisors LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 10/11/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 3/16/11. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 660 Madison Ave 14th Fl, New York, NY 10065. Foreign add: 650 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# 1310 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of 85 Franklin LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 10/29/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 10/25/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Samuel W. Rosenblatt, Olmstead Properties, Inc., 575 Eighth Ave Ste 2400, NY, NY 10018. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1311 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of 1099 Second LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 10/29/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 10/25/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Samuel W. Rosenblatt, Olmstead Properties, Inc., 575 Eighth Ave Ste 2400, NY, NY 10018. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1312 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qual. of 50 Eldridge LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 10/29/13 in NY Co. Formed in DE: 10/25/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Samuel W. Rosenblatt, Olmstead Properties, Inc., 575 Eighth Ave Ste 2400, NY, NY 10018. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation. filed with Secy Of State Of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 1313 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1274757 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Japanese Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 198A Orchard St., New York, NY 10002 for on-premises consumption. AAA Ichiban Inc. JP# 1314 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Amb Elite LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/20/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 427 Highland Ave, 3rd Floor Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1315 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Salty ‘n’ Sweet, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/29/13. Office: NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address: c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1327 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Perform design studio LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/3/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 255 W. 75th St #2I New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1328 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Name of Foreign LLC: UNIcre8 LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State: 10/3/13. Office loc.: Westchester Co. LLC formed in CA: 3/26/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. CA addr. of LLC: 215 Isleford Lane, Redwood City, CA 94065. Cert. of Org. filed with CA Sec. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 1316 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Woodhail Rye Development LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/15/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Hymes & Associates CPA, P.C., 55 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1317 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 1059 Vista, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2115 Ave U, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1319 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 1318 Halsey LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/7/06. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 431 Willoughby Ave, Fl. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1320 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Dahill Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/16/05. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1412 Ave M, Ste 2336, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1321 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Shore to Shore Realty Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/30/13. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Page Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1322 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of SRV Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/7/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 572 Kensington Pl., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1323 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Rsll Partners LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/28/13. Office:Rockland Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 235 N. Main St. #17 Spring Valley, NY 10977 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1324 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of CHC INTERNATIONAL LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/07/13. Princ. office of LLC: 675 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 1325 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Simon & Kully LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/11/12. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 385 W. 12th St. #W3 New York, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1326 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Assai Management Consulting LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/26/13. Office:NY Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1330 Ave of the Americas #23A New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1329 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Ajani NYC, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 8/12/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 11 Linden Blvd. #3A Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1331 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Ambassador Constructors LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/25/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 718 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1332 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Golden Grove Trading, L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/24/13. Office:Kings Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Law Offices of Lesley Benjamin, P.C. 269 E. 40th St. #201 Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1333 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

The Reisch Law Group PLLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/11/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1 Old Country Rd #PL09 Carle Pl., NY 11514. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1334 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Darp consulting LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 9/24/13. Office: Nassau Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1859 Virginia Ave. Elmont, NY 11003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1335 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Asmartnanny.com LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/5/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 405 Willis Ave. Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1336 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Astoria Condo Group LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 10/31/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 39 Cottontail Ln. Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1337 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Louis Follo Custom Homes, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 401 E. 80th St., Apt. 34E, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1347 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 178 Stockholm LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1348 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Lior Gold LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/16/13. 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# 1349 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Enlightenment Total Body Fitness LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 E. Booker Ave., Wyandanch, NY 11798. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1350 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending for Wine & Beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 91-07 31st Ave. East Elmhurst, NY 11369 for onpremise consumption. Kelly’s Bakery Corp. JP# 1338 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 42 Howard LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/24/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Grove St., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1351 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

N OT I C E O F F O R M AT I O N o f P P D Contracting LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/24/2013. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 678 linwood st 2fl Brooklyn NY 11208. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 1339 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Barr Toxicology, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/23/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1200 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Ste. 350, Hauppauge, NY 11788. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1352 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Stand Alone Digital LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/28/13. Office: NY. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Dk China LLC 427 7th Ave. New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1340 11/15,22,29,12/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of As Good As New, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/22/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 42 Woodhull Rd., Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1353 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Holly Hock LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/7/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 The Farms Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1341 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Veigy, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/11/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Lloyd Ln., Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1354 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 31 Owners LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1342 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Avery Avenue Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/25/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Cedar Ave., Medford, NY 11763. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1355 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Park Row 23 Owners LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 1343 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Remsenburg Property Holdings, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4538 Greystone Ave., Bronx, NY 10471. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1356 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 522 Leonard LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/17/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 48 S. Service Rd., Ste. 404, Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1360 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 116 Sunset Beach Road, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/7/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 560 Lexington Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1361 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 112 Sunset Beach Road, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/6/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 560 Lexington Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1362 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of F and I 1375, L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/31/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 Rt., 25A, Ste. 1, Setauket, NY 11733. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1363 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Kirshenbaum Peruso Sayville LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office location: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 124 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton, NY 11977. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1364 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of 2538 Grand Avenue LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1944 Colden Ave., 2nd Fl., Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1365 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Sinatra Development Company, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/5/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3350 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1366 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Fashano Leadership Group, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 11/4/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 600 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1367 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Buffalo’s Mohawk Place, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: Erie County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 300 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1368 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Hazel Brown LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Office location: Erie 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# 1369 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Monteneri Motors, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2330 Latta Rd., Rochester, NY 14612. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1372 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Yellow Sapphire Consultants L.L.C. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 54 Woodcut Ln., Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1373 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Typhos, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/25/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 114 Old Country Rd., Ste. 216, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1374 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

HIGH COTTON MUSIC, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/04/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O John Miller, 214 W. 39th St., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 1375 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

JAJP LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/1/13. Office in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2 Odell Dr., Stony Point, NY 10980. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 1376 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Qual. of Watchtower Construction Manager LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/18/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 9/17/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to RFR Holding Corp., 390 Park Ave., NY, NY 10022. 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# 1377 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Qual. of Sirmium Capital LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/15/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in CT 12/14/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Edward Carraso, 73 Hawthorne Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001. CT off. addr.: 120 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT 06475. Art. of Org. on file: SSCT, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 1378 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Qual. of Stellar 123 Lafayette LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/12/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 7/18/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Stellar Mgmt., 156 William St., NY, NY 10038, 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# 1379 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

fenar themistocle md PLLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/08/13. Office: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 1973 University Ave., Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1380 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13

Tony’s lip care LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 7/18/13. Office: Bronx Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to princ. bus. address 2560 Tiemann Ave. Bronx, NY 10469 Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 1381 11/22,29,12/6,13,20,27/13


What Pew Means For Us (Continued from Front Page) As one illustration, although for nearly a quarter of a century (or ever since the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990) we have been aware of a frighteningly high rate of intermarriage, Pew documents that outside of Orthodox life the rate for recently married American Jews is now in the seventy percent range. The consequences are enormous and while they may not be felt immediately or even in the near future, ultimately they will take an enormous toll – this despite the pseudoscholarship of those who somehow view the data as good tidings. A determined effort is underway to put a good face on the bad news. It is claimed that intermarriage is not as harmful to Jewish continuity as we Orthodox and some others claim. The online magazine Tablet posted an essay last week titled “New Analysis of Pew Data: Children of Intermarriage Increasingly Identify as Jews.” The article informs us that “Pew’s own data show that the growth of the unaffiliated population is the result of the unexpected tendency of most young adults with intermarried parents to identify as Jewish. Instead of a growing population of young adults raised in Jewish households opting out, there appears to be a trend of young adults raised in non-Jewish or partly Jewish households opting in.” This is bad history, bad sociology, bad demography and a frightening distortion of Judaism. But precisely because intermarriage has spread – and spread it has, as well, to many who are influential in Jewish life – there is an impulse to sugarcoat the bad news. This impulse first took root after NJPS 1990. As the rate of intermarriage has grown, so too has grown the impulse to define intermarriage as not necessarily bad or perhaps even good news. Pew claims that there are about 6.5 million American Jews, a figure that is considerably higher than what the National Jewish Population Survey showed a decade ago but also somewhat lower than what other demographers, particularly at Brandeis University, have claimed about American Jewry. The disparity in estimates – and that’s what they are for all of the scientism that accompanies our population reports – arises in large measure from the question of who to count as a Jew or, perhaps more precisely, who may be regarded as a Jew in a household that is identified as Jewish. Intermarriage obviously comes into the equation, as does the vexatious question of whether to include persons who were born Jewish but who say that they are not. It needs to be underscored that for purposes of population research, one Jewish parent – whether the father or mother – is sufficient to establish Jewish identity, provided that the individual self-identities as Jewish. Although it is not in the published report, Pew’s research indicates that there are 2.1 million Americans who have had one or two Jewish parents and yet are not included in the statistics of American Jewry, either because they say they are Christian or adhere to another religion or that they have no religion and do not consider themselves Jewish. This is an astonishing number that is certain to grow. This statistic also sheds light on the awesome toll exacted over the past century or more as a consequence of Judaic abandonment. I believe the number of Americans with Jewish ancestry, including those who acknowledge it and those who do not, in large measure because they are not even aware of their ancestry, is probably at least fifteen million. The upshot of all this is that if we cast the net broadly, Jewish population has inched up over the years, to an extent because of the arrival of Russian Jews and also Israelis. If we cast the net narrowly, what comes into play is the loss of those who have totally abandoned any sense of Jewish identity. However we calculate and whatever the numbers, it is certain that much of American Jewry is skating on thin Jewish ice. The cracks are there, they are spreading, and the toll will be evident down the road. Even when we consider those who have intermarried and say they continue to identify as Jews, the prognosis is devastating. According to Professor Steven Cohen, a key figure in the Pew research, about 40 percent of the children of intermarriages identify as Jewish, yet

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more than 80 percent marry non-Jews. Just 8 percent of the grandchildren of the intermarried will marry Jews. For all our rejection of intermarriage, when it comes to population studies and key communal matters there is more than a dose of ambivalence about how to treat the intermarried and their offspring. For understandable reasons, Israel urgently prefers a high estimate of the number of American Jews, the notion being that this increases our influence in Washington. Even among the Orthodox, in our communal interactions as well as our discussion of demographic research there is no rush to exclude those who have married out and their children.

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ew focuses heavily on the Orthodox, despite its data showing that we are no more than 10 percent of all American Jews. The justification for this attention is that we are the most committed and that irrespective of what our numbers might be now, they are certain to grow because of high fertility. The fertility rate for the non-Orthodox is 1.7 children per two Jews, significantly below the zero population growth rate of 2.1 children. Because of low fertility alone it is estimated that in the next generation the number of Jews will decline by somewhere between 15 and 20 percent. Pew divides the Orthodox into three segments – Modern, yeshivish and chassidic – something that it does not do for Reform Jews, although it reports that the Reform are three and a half times more numerous than the Orthodox, a statistic that borders on the nonsensical. All Orthodox who do not self-identify as Modern are in the other two categories which have the additional appellation of “ultra,” a term I regard as scientifically bogus and ethically flawed. Much of the controversy that has erupted over Pew concerns the high attrition rate for the Orthodox, meaning the number who were raised Orthodox and no longer identify as such. There are also a startling number of self-identifying Orthodox who say they handle money on Shabbos and do much else that would strike any of us as not kosher. This seems absurd, as do the statistics showing that a substantial number of those who say they are Orthodox indicate that occasionally they go to non-Jewish houses of worship. A number of commentators have pointed out that this just cannot be. The problem is that it could be, at least to an extent, under Pew’s definition of Orthodoxy which is predicated entirely on self-identity. A person is Orthodox if he/she so claims, irrespective of behavior and beliefs. I have been involved over several decades in population research in Israel where the crucial criterion to determine whether a person is haredi or dati is whether the person fulfills the mitzvos. Pew believes that self-identity is the approach that demographers must take in the U.S. This is perhaps acceptable, provided that it comes with the caveat that many who self-identify as Orthodox are, in practice, not Orthodox. These are individuals who invariably belong to an Orthodox synagogue because they believe there is no other synagogue they should belong to. This phenomenon is apparent in the Sephardic community where those who are not particularly observant have not followed the Ashkenazic route of creating Conservative and Reform denominations. As an illustration of this point, in response to comments on Pew that I posted on a major Jewish website, the retired rabbi of an Orthodox congregation in the South wrote that his “Orthodox congregation has a large and loyal membership. But aside from a handful of old local families, Jewish communal professionals and teachers and kollel members…the overwhelming number of members are not at all observant. Even the lay leadership at the shul are to be found in the best local non-kosher restaurants. Barbeque and seafood are favorites. On the HH [High Holiday] days and a very few Sabbaths of the year, as a non-observant member you can park your car on the surrounding streets, block driveways and then walk a discrete distance to your Orthodox congregation.” Accordingly, the real attrition rate, meaning people who have been Orthodox in practice but who have abandoned religious life, is far smaller than Pew suggests. This should not be an occasion for smugness within Orthodox ranks. Even if we remove from the Pew data the marginal Or-

thodox who are not religious in practice, the attrition rate is too high. I believe nearly all of us have had classmates and/or friends and/or relatives raised fully Orthodox who are no longer observant. Of course, much of this has to do with the openness of American society. The more open or tolerant a society, the greater the capacity for persons to walk away from their roots. The United States is an open and generally tolerant society and it is quite easy for Jews to walk away from any sense of Jewishness and to join the great American melting pot. This is true of other ethnic groups, the single major exception being blacks, for whom race is obviously a powerful barrier against massive assimilation. Every white ethnic group in America has experienced greater assimilation and abandonment than American Jews. But we American Jews are getting there because, as noted, the intermarriage rate for the non-Orthodox in the recent period has been 70 percent.

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ew also discloses that there is no more than minimal movement toward Orthodoxy among those who were not raised Orthodox. This is another way of saying that the statistics of kiruv are disappointing. Spiritually saving a single Jewish life is a noble achievement. The problem with American kiruv is not that the numbers are small but that the approach is not calculated to bring about good results. Kiruv organizations and activities constantly and intensively focus on fundraising and public relations. The kiruv data also raise – or should raise – questions about Chabad, which is today a massive presence in American Jewish life. There are hundreds of Chabad institutions, thousands of full-time Chabad workers and hundreds of thousands of American Jews who interact each year with Chabad. If the statistics on Judaic abandonment are correct and the parallel statistics of paltry Jewish kiruv are correct, there needs to be selfexamination on the part of Chabad as to what is being achieved. I am beginning a fourth comprehensive census of yeshivas and day schools in the United States, a project I undertake every five years. In the 1990s, when this research was first undertaken, enrollment in kiruv and immigrant schools was more than double what it is today. At least as telling, there were a fair number of students from marginally observant homes in many yeshivas and day schools. Nowadays there are few such students, as our schools are reluctant to accept students who come from homes that do not meet the expected standard of observance. Today there is a disconnect between kiruv and chinuch, something I decried in a speech about fifteen years ago at Torah Umesorah. This disconnect has meant that kiruv operates as a separate activity and that chinuch is abandoned as an instrumentality for kiruv. There is no better formula for guaranteeing that kiruv activities will achieve disappointing results. I have no illusions about the challenges faced by those in kiruv and chinuch. The reality is that even with the best outreach to non-affiliated and marginally observant families, American Jewry is certain to experience overwhelming losses. What is disheartening is that there are families that can be reached and this is not happening, in large measure because of the disconnect between kiruv and chinuch. Our organizations can do a better job and yeshivas and day schools must do a better job. They must come to reject the rejectionist spirit that turns away students who do not fully meet the religious standards the school promotes. Too many schools and too many principals fail to see the Judaic potential in students. They fail to see because they do not want to see that there are students who come from marginal homes where there is a determination to grow at least incrementally in Jewish commitment. Our schools want perfect students and this quest epitomizes what is imperfect in too many of those schools. As I wrote years ago in this space, if Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol would come to us as they were before they embraced religious life, overwhelmingly our schools would turn them down because they were not sufficiently frum. Dr. Marvin Schick is president of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School. He has been actively engaged in Jewish communal life for more than sixty years.


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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

Cognitive Dissonance And Chinuch (Conclusion)

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ognitive Dissonance, a term first coined by the psychologist Leon Festinger (1919–89) in the late 1950s, is when a person refuses to accept information that contradicts his existing beliefs. When we refuse to see our actions in an objective manner, we can fool ourselves into thinking we are not wrong. When it comes to chinuch the damaging effects of this behavior can be seen clearly. Take a good look at current practices in some communities and you will find subtle and not so subtle contradictions and even hypocrisy that can be quite damaging to children. Last week we spoke about various behaviors in shul that were inconsistent and represent poor examples of chinuch. This week let us examine other examples of communal cognitive dissonance.

Scientific Contradictions There are those who have embraced science and found ways to reinterpret that which seems to contradict Torah. Then there are those who find scientific knowledge to be unreliable, and believe it is not necessary to resolve any contradictions. It’s not our intention to weigh in on the age-old disputes regarding to what degree Torah philosophy should be in consonance with contemporary science. However, from a chinuch perspective, the contradictions cannot be ignored. Children are simply too intelligent and inquisitive these days to be sheltered. Even at a young age, they will notice parts of the Torah that do not seem to make logical sense. Forget about dinosaur bones, because if you never really saw

them, you can pretend they don’t exist. But many grade school children understand that light travels at certain defined speed, so how can stars be tens of thousands of light years away, if the universe was created only 5774 years ago? Of course, there are wonderful and interesting answers to all these questions. The point is, answer these questions in accordance with your philosophy, but don’t ignore them. Children will figure out if adults are defensive and afraid to look at these questions, and then absorb a sense of shame and insecurity about their beliefs. Social Dealings We all strive to model chesed, honesty and generosity for our children, but it is often the little lessons that have the most impact. Do you “chap” a parking spot from another person who is also trying to fi nd one (it’s even more odd when your bumper sticker has a sanctimonious slogan such as “Have bitachon etc”), or are you courteous to other drivers and let them go first? If you slightly nick a bumper or fender on a car, do you leave a note? These small acts, done hardly without thinking, show our children what our true character is. Self Care and Exercise There is a small minority of people with a disorder that may cause them to be obese. In fact, one of the great and saintly Amoraim, Rabi Yochanan was quite heavy (see Berachos 13b). However, we have seen persons who exhibit a

Seruv Listing The names listed below are Mesarev Ledin or have Harkhakot D’Rabbeinu Tam A Beth Din has issued a seruv against each person listed for a) withholding a Get upon being ordered to grant one, b) for refusing to appear before Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get, c) for otherwise failing to follow the order of a Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get. For the Halachot regarding how one should treat a person who is Mesarev Ledin, please consult a competent Orthodox rabbi. KURT SHMUEL FLASCHER of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Bet Din of Elizabeth, September 2002 JACOB MOSES BINSON of Montreal, Canada, issued by Bet Din Zedek of Montreal in August 2005 SHIMON KNOPFLER of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, March 2009 STEVEN SCHER of Roanoke, Virginia, issued by Bet Din of America, November 2009 MEIR KIN of Los Angeles, California, issued by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, and Rabbi Avrohom Union, June 2010 FARHAD GHOLIAN of Brooklyn, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, November 2010 CHANOCH LEBOVIC of Washington Heights/ Toronto/Brooklyn, issued by Beth Din Zedek, Kollel Avreichim March 2011 ALBERT KATANOV of Phoenix, Arizona, issued by Beth Din of America, November 2011 AZRIEL MADMONI of Kew Gardens, New York, issued by Beth Din of America, January 2012 JUTE DAVID KESTLER of Fairlawn, New Jersey, issued by Beth Din of America, March 2012

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YEHUDA SEBBAG of Montreal, Canada, issued by Beth Din of Montreal, July 2012

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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

Kids Without Fear.com By Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, MA, LMFT

Dealing With Anxious Children Question: There is a lot written about anxiety disorders and childhood anxiety. How do you work with parents and children in regards to their fears? I try to focus on the parents in a way that is not often addressed. As soon as the child gets anxious, the parent gets anxious; in therapy I help parents address their child’s anxiety while also recognizing what’s happening to themselves. When parents don’t know how to deal with their

own anxiety, they end up becoming helicopter parents. That interferes with the child’s process of healing. Question: How do parents typically react to a child showing the first signs of an anxiety disorder? Parents always come in with guilt saying, “What did I do wrong?” I try to tell parents that children are not born with an instruction

Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, MA, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), is the director of Anxiety and Counseling Centers of Brooklyn. He is an expert in marriage counseling, pre-marital education, and treating anxiety disorders for children and adults. Rabbi Schonbuch has offices in Flatbush and Crown Heights. He is the author of At Risk – Never Beyond Reach, First Aid For Jewish Marriages, and Getting Closer-Understanding and Treating Issues in Marital Intimacy: A Guide for Orthodox Couples. To learn more about treating anxiety in children and adults visit KidsWithoutFear.com or call 646-428-4723. Rabbi Schonbuch will speak on Anxiety and OCD in children this coming Tuesday, November 12, at 8:00 p.m, in Oholei Torah Ballroom, 667 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights.

booklet. Parents need to take a step back and think rationally about what’s going on with their child. Question: How does the anxiety of one child affect the rest of the family? When you have a child with anxiety everyone is affected by it. I worked with a family that had one daughter who refused to go to school after fifth grade because of her anxiety. Her sister was three years younger and sometime during high school the parents got a call from the school asking why their younger daughter had been out for eight weeks. It seems she had been hiding at the bottom of her bedroom closet for weeks. One anxious child in the home will cause the others to act out in some way. Question: Is it ever too early for a child to start therapy? I’ve adapted evidence-based treatment for children as young as three. It’s family-focused and involves parents playing and interacting with the continued on page F4


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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES A Double Tragedy Dear Rachel, A friend alerted me to a disturbing article that lately appeared in a Jewish weekly. It’s about a troubled young woman, a mother, who recently took her own life. The article refers to (author’s words) “the alienation of children from their nonfrum parents” and “a disturbing trend within ultra-Orthodox communities.” To my mind, the piece is basically a thinly veiled condemnation of a chassidic community. My curiosity aroused, I searched the net for more information on this particular incident and came up with much more than I bargained for. In reality I shouldn’t have been all that surprised, since the article I quote from above alerts readers to the “ensuing outcry” by social media contributors – who, I discovered in short order, have joined the fray in trying, judging and convicting the relevant “ultra-orthodox” community for breeding the atmosphere that culminated in the tragic young woman’s death. With no intent to minimize the tragedy in any way, I must in all honesty say I was most disconcerted by the criticisms and vilification of an entire community of people – based, no less, on Facebook postings, the biased opinions and hearsay of ex-chassids and some of the woman’s purported friends. Though I label myself Modern Orthodox, my more than a handful of encounters with Chassidim over the years have always left me with a favorable impression. In fact, I’m rather inspired by their steadfast adherence to their faith and chosen lifestyle. Their perseverance in carrying on the traditions of their bubbies and zeidas in this modern

day and age is, to say the least, a challenging and admirable endeavor. I am hoping to read an opinion in the “Chronicles of Crises” column. If this doesn’t constitute crises in our midst, I don’t know what does. A faithful reader Dear Faithful, Several bloggers have indeed given little thought to jumping aboard the loshon hora wagon with nary a misgiving about reaching conclusions after having heard only one side, and indirectly at that. The harsh words of condemnation aimed at the tragic woman’s family and their community as a whole are both misguided and unwarranted. This story/episode is a personal tragedy, the kind that can affect a family anywhere. The woman was not a well person and her condition impacted the marital relationship. In short, she ended up returning home to her parents and sought treatment for her depression. With the assistance of professional counsel and inducement from new OTD acquaintances, she made a conscious decision to abandon her chassidish lifestyle and, moreover, became completely non-observant. In regards to one’s faith, it is well known and accepted – in Jewish and non-Jewish circles – that the courts will generally side with the spouse that stays true to the couple’s original intent and commitment at the time of the marriage (in this case to live the chassidish lifestyle they were born into) and raise their children accordingly. Despite her extreme transformation, this

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Memories Of 30 Years Part I By: Edwin Schild, B.A., M.Sc., NAMA Anger Management Specialist Cert. II

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ur agency, Regesh Family and Child Services, recently held a gala event to celebrate 30 years of providing services to children, teens and families. One day before the event, someone asked me what seemed to be a simple question but, in reality, sent me back to the beginning. The question was, “What have you learned from all those years?” I couldn’t help but wonder where these thirty-plus years have gone and what I have accomplished as the agency’s founder and executive director. It also made me realize that I had been in the field for over thirty-seven years. I found myself not only reminiscing, but actually thinking about this journey. As I look back, it is clear that I learned much as an administrator and therapist – and as an individual experiencing life. I hope you will stay with me as I reminisce. In 1980 I was working as a child and adolescent psychologist in a Toronto hospital. It was a “good enough” job, but I realized I needed to

be challenged. I had previously worked in a residential treatment program and felt I could make more of an impact on children’s lives if I returned to that environment. I came across an advertisement for a position in Calgary, Alberta. I was living in Toronto at the time and, to be honest, wasn’t really too sure where Calgary was. However, I went to the interview and was totally shocked when I was offered the job – on the spot. What do I do? What do I say to my wife? Is there a Jewish community with proper schools for our two children? My wife and I visited the community and decided to accept. There were some adjustments to make, living in a very small religious community, a much colder climate and having more responsibilities – but the challenge turned out to be wonderful! The job was exciting and I worked with a great director and some fabulous staff. Two years into the job, on a Friday morning, while my colleague, the director was on

Ed Schild is the Executive Director of Regesh Family and Child Services in Toronto. He is also a family therapist and certified specialist in Anger Management and conducts many workshops in various topics. To arrange a speaking engagement, call 416-495-8832 extension 222 or e-mail eschild@regesh.com.

mother was granted supervised visitation rights with her children – a stipulation adhered to until she violated a caveat by trying to influence her two older children to the authenticity of her way of life over theirs. (Which frum parent would stand silently by and allow his or her young, vulnerable children to be led astray?) You are right; this whole episode constitutes crises (plural). The first crisis is the catastrophe a family suffered, watching helplessly as the life of a beloved daughter/wife/mother careened out of control and tragically crashed. The second crisis is the propagation of vicious slander that only serves to compound this family’s pain. How any blogger/writer/Facebook poster/ friend-come-lately has the temerity to sit in judgment of those whose shoes he never walked in defies all logic. As to the disgruntled OTDs who consistently promote the trashing of an entire chassidish community on the basis of not seeing eye-to-eye with the way its members choose to live their lives, the bashers are entirely free to live elsewhere in the manner they please. Obviously there are enough community residents perfectly content to lead their lives the way they see fit, and since they formed their enclave with the objective of guarding against what they perceive as negative outside influences, it is their prerogative and their right to fight to keep these from infringing on their territory and openly trampling their beliefs. Chassidim are held to a higher standard, as they should be. Hence, their deeds and behavior are examined through a magnifying glass. Notwithstanding the fallout from the negative publicity garnered by the shameful acts of some unscrupulous individuals, we should know better than to judge a whole people because of the actions of a few. As Jews, we are not lacking for enemies needing little excuse to trash and bash us. But it is most unsettling when our own choose to have their voices heard rather than to check out the facts – or, better yet, keep mum. Thank you for addressing this injustice. Shedding light on the truth will hopefully counter the damaging effects of tale-bearing and evil speech … and ameliorate the tzar of the tragic victim’s neshama. vacation, the executive director came in and fi red us both. I was too stunned to be angry, but what to do? I went home and sat with my wife, who was wonderful, and who in hind-sight must have been more stunned and scared than I was, to reassess. While we began throwing around the idea of moving back to Toronto, Phil, the director I was fired with, suggested we start our own agency – a short-term residential program for teens. Then, just when we were almost ready with our implementation plan, Phil announced that he had accepted a new job with the Ontario government and would be moving to Toronto. Another major blow. After many long days of soul searching, my wife and I decided to make the leap and open Regesh Family and Child Services. I must say, I have enjoyed almost every day of this journey, of being a positive catalyst in the lives of thousands. There were days when I actually wondered if I was enjoying myself too much! Of course, there were the other days when the stresses of the job, both therapeutically and administratively, seemed overwhelming. However, I have learned to take each day as it comes, trying not to let the larger challenges get to me while enjoying the satisfactions of the many successes. As I often tell clients, “Learn to accept what you cannot change.” continued on page F4


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FAMILY ISSUES necessary, unwanted thoughts from your mind. After all, worrying is not going to change anything. It will only make you and your children fear risks and change.

Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

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Too Young To Fail? Creating Self-Reliant Children

an you please turn on the shower for me, Mommy?” six-year-old Binyamin asked politely. Mimi paused. She was standing right next to him in the bathroom because her younger son had just finished his bath. She could easily turn on the shower, but then Binyamin would need her to turn it on every night. As a mature six-year-old, Binyamin was capable of taking a shower all by himself (including shampooing his hair and getting into his train pajamas). “You asked so nicely, Binyamin, but no, I am not going to turn on the shower for you. I know you can do it yourself.” Binyamin started to whine a little and Mimi knew she could end the discussion by lifting her arm and turning on the shower, but she also knew that with that act she would be forcing herself to turn it on the next night and the night after. “Binyamin, I know you want me to turn it on, but you can do it!” Mimi said, and walked to the kitchen to allow Binyamin to figure it out on his own. *** The above situation seems silly, but in reality, Mimi is teaching Binyamin a life skill. He is learning to do things on his own. One of the basic tenets of Judaism is to create self-reliant children, after all fathers are required to teach their children how to swim. As parents we are responsible for giving our children the skills they need to survive in this world. Often, in order to instill those skills, it means we have to take a step back and allow them to try things on their own – even if they fail. In reality, children need to occasionally experi-

ence disappointment and failure in order to understand how to overcome it in the future. Dr. Wendy Mogel, in her book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teaching to Raise Self-Reliant Children, writes about the importance of balance in Jewish parenting: Parents’ urge to overprotect their children is based on fear – fear of strangers, the street. Fear of the child’s not being invited to the right parties or accepted by the right schools… Real protection means teaching children to manage risks on their own, not shielding them from every hazard… Children need an opportunity to learn about the “wave-pattern” of emotions. If parents rush in to rescue them from distress, children don’t get an opportunity to learn that they can suffer and recover on their own. Here, Mogel asserts that children need to fail in order to understand that they can survive failure and recover. Mogel has multiple suggestions to help us turn down the worry and help create selfreliant children. The Twenty-Minute Rule One of the best ways to help your children gain confidence and become self-reliant is to be confident yourself. That means curbing your own worrying. If you are experiencing a perfectly beautiful family moment, and you fi nd yourself worrying about something that might potentially happen in the future, you are worrying too much and might, in turn, be creating anxiety for your children. Set a rule for yourself: you are only allowed to worry for twenty minutes a day. It sounds funny, but it is a good tool to use when you feel your anxiety for your children building up. Set aside a fixed period of time that you are allowed to worry about your children. At all other times, push those un-

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

Obesity And Infertility

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Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Director, Puah Institute

recently presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in London. The meeting was attended by over ten thousand experts from all over the world – a huge collection of different cultures all bound by the desire to learn more about fertility and infertility in order to help couples have healthy children.

One of the subjects discussed was the issue of obesity and how it affects fertility in both men and women. It is well known that in the Western world, obesity, which is defi ned as having a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30, is now considered a chronic disease. In fact, medical costs attributed to obesity can be more than 20% of all medical expenditures in some countries. A large amount of research, effort and money is being invested in researching how to treat this epidemic, with some covering the area of fertility as well. One of the well-known and common conditions related to fertility and obesity is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO, sometimes referred to as PCOS, and in some places called PCOD, polycystic ovarian disease). Normally, in a given month, a number of follicles develop in the ovaries. One of them becomes the lead follicle and the other follicles then stop developing. In the case of PCO a number of the follicles continue

The goal of Puah’s articles is to inform and educate. For specific questions, please ask your posek or physician. Puah’s rabbinical counselors are available for counseling free of charge at 718-336-0603.

Recognizing Real Concerns There are some very real concerns that parents need to watch out for and help guide their children through. That said, there are many issues that we blow out of proportion and end up stunting our children’s independence and selfreliance. You do need to teach your children to be wary of strangers and to practice safe methods when walking home from school, but if everyone else in your neighborhood lets their children of a certain age walk home from school, don’t continue picking yours up because you feel that it might be “too dangerous,” “too cold” or “too long of a walk.” By sheltering your child, you are setting him up for dependence in the future. Teach Problem Solving Most parents dislike when there are difficult students in a child’s class. They tell their children, “Next year, we are going to make sure you aren’t in class with Noam. He’s so wild and distracting. I am going to request that from the principal.” In reality, Mogel argues, perhaps keeping your child with that difficult classmate (as long as he is not dangerous or destructive) is beneficial. When your child is confronted with distractions or frustrating behavior, he will be forced to figure out how to resolve the conflict. He will need to focus regardless of the distracting behavior or learn how to handle people who are problematic. After all, when your child grows up, you will not be able to call his boss to resolve an issue with his difficult colleague. Leaving him in the class will challenge your child to courageously solve his own problems. Encourage Separation It’s hard for most parents to acknowledge that our role is to raise children who will leave us. You have succeeded as a parent if you raise a child who is self-reliant and independent enough to live on his own. Your job is to give him or her the skills to function as a fully autonomous person. If you don’t give your child a chance to fail, he will not have a chance to learn how to succeed.

to develop and this creates a “bottle-neck” causing irregular ovulation and periods. Due to the hormonal imbalance, women with this condition have high androgens that result in acne and facial and body hair; it is often associated with insulin resistance which is the connection with obesity. It is not clear whether PCO is caused by a woman being overweight or whether being overweight causes PCO, but there is a clear link between them. One of the ways in which PCO can be treated is for a woman to change her lifestyle and follow a diet tailor-made for PCO patients. However, this is not so simple as the insulin resistance makes it difficult to lose weight. In addition we find PCO in lean women and those who are not insulin resistant. The latest research shows that women with PCO have increased abdominal fat even if they have a normal BMI; this is because BMI deals with weight versus height. Such women are not considered fat but do have this increased fat in the area of the abdomen and it is this fat which causes the increased androgens.


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pattern of personal neglect by dangerously overeating and not exercising. While adults ignore this dissonant behavior and certainly do accept that everyone is human, and perhaps fi nd many genuine admirable qualities in such a person, children catch on that this person may be lazy and indulgent in this area of his life. How can that very same person, if he is of rabbinical stature, easily preach about not being hedonistic and giving into desires if he cannot control his own basic urges to overeat? Concluding Thoughts While this series may come out sounding preachy or judgmental, truly we do not claim any mantle of perfection. It is likely that if you speak to our children or friends, they will tell you all about our inconsistencies in chinuch and parenting, a veritable “chillul psychology,” if you will. Nor is this about rabbi bashing – there are far worse sins than overeating and neglecting one’s health. Still cognitive dissonance is what it is, and if we want to teach children properly, we cannot afford to ignore it. The intent of this series is to challenge us to become more aware of our inconsistencies as individuals and as a community, so we can provide our children with a meaningful chinuch that will allow them to connect to yiddishkeit with mind, heart, body and soul.

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children. I teach the parent to coach his or her own child to become more courageous. It’s never too early to start treating an anxious child in therapy, but with younger children the work is more with the parents. Question: What types of therapy work for anxious children? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the only treatment parents should be seeking for anxious children. This treatment teaches them how to soothe themselves, to put themselves to sleep at night, how to wait in line for something in a calm way, as well as deep breathing and relaxation strategies. Trials have shown that years after children start CBT, they continue to use the skills they learned during treatment. There is also some evidence that CBT keeps them away from substance abuse. Question: What about medication? We know how to treat children with anxiety in the short term, but there’s less research on the long-term effects of medicating them. We advise starting with CBT and add medication if it’s needed.

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I also think that I should thank the thousands of individuals whom I have helped as each new client taught me something new which, I hope, has helped me assist the next person. That’s a lot of accumulated learning and helping. I have been humbled by the realization that I can’t help everybody, even if I want to. I have learned to accept that there are some situations, problems, and personalities beyond the scope of my abilities. I often think of Jessica, one of our first residents who came to us at the age of eight. She had been terribly abused and, together with her siblings, had been removed from her home. All of her previous placements were unsuccessful because of her severe behavioral problems. When we opened our first group home, her social worker felt Regesh could be a good opportunity. There was something special about Jessica, it’s hard to describe and may have been wrapped up in pity for this small little girl so alone and so hurt – and so very difficult. Jessica became the

Question: Is there still a stigma about childhood anxiety? The stigma is more with the parents than with the children themselves. Parents sometimes have an attitude: “I was brought up in the school of hard knocks, no one babied me.” There’s a fear that this will be on a child’s permanent record. Kids, however, talk more openly about their own anxiety. Its important to treat mental illness the same way you would treat a medical condition. We should never shame someone out of therapy. Question: What about anxiety in adolescents? I focus mainly on ages seven to seventeen. Anxiety in children usually manifests itself in separation anxiety, social phobias and generalized anxiety. Adolescent anxiety is now more like adult anxiety. I see a lot of adolescents who can’t advocate for themselves, they won’t apply to college or for jobs because they’re anxious about interviews. With them we practice exposure; we create mock situations and practice applying for yeshiva/ seminary, asking to go out with friends, speaking up for their needs. We imagine every situation in which we can to show them that even the bad stuff isn’t as scary as they think. The window of opportunity closes very quickly when you get to adolescence. child that almost everybody learned to dislike, both adults and other children. She was having major behavioral problems in the group home, school and community. Within the first year of her placement, the social worker wanted to move her as little progress had been made. Our response was simple: What would another agency do different than we were? Long story short, Jessica stayed with the agency for six years and is now a mother and productive member of society. In fact, she still stays in touch with us twenty-seven years later. Jessica taught me a very important lesson that I use daily. Sometimes, when children are acting out, it is merely a reflection of the pain they are feeling. It’s not mischievous or malice but a lack of communication skills. As Jessica told me once, “I wanted people to hurt as much as I hurt inside.”

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Time has been on my mind lately – actually, it’s the lack of time that has been on my mind. There are twenty-four hours in a day, and yet it seems as if there is never enough time to accomplish all the things that need to get done. And that’s not even talking about the big projects – I so want to redo our picture albums, clean out some

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I have thought about that a lot these past few days, as I have learned how to mourn

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know how much time has been granted to us and how much we are expected to accomplish. I don’t have an answer. I just know, for myself, that I have to learn how to make the most out of every moment I have – it’s a gift meant to be enjoyed.

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s we mentioned previously (Eishes Chayil, 10-25) the Medrash Socher Tov/Medrash Mishlei, identifies twenty women of valor, each one corresponding to a different verse of Eishes Chayil. The first verse, which speaks of the greatness of the woman of valor, is compared to both Avrohom and Sarah together. Medrash Mishlei states: “They are both equal in [deeds of] charity and kindness and were a good ‘sign’ for the world. So we find that Hashem does not hold back from the righteous, good women, that He brings to them in marriage.” This statement eloquently describes the great parents of Klal Yisrael. The second verse speaks of the trust Avrohom placed in Sarah as they entered the decadent world of Mitzrayim. (This was discussed in the first article.) However, the Medrash also expounds on the second part of the verse. Chazal explain that in addition to Sarah saving Avrohom’s life through her silence, Avrohom also gained fi nancially through her deeds, as it says, “and to Avrom he [Pharaoh] did good, because of her” (Bereishis 12:16). As Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch explains (ibid), Avrohom’s plan was to stall for time, refusing the various offers he would receive as Sarah’s uncle, hoping that the famine in Canaan would end soon, so they could escape this difficult situation. In the end, Pharaoh gave them presents of cattle, donkeys, servants, mules, and camels (Bereishis 12:16). According to Chazal, Sarah was taken into captivity on the night of Pesach. A malach was with her at all times; when she commanded him to strike Pharaoh, he did. She was released and the gifts Avrohom received were to compensate for the anguish. “Maaseh Avos siman libanim – an action that happened to our ancestors is a sign of what will happen to their children in the future.” This episode is reminiscent of Bnei Yisroel’s exile in Mitzrayim, the anguish they suffered, the plagues visited upon the Mitzrim and the ultimate salvation of Hashem. Additionally the gifts given to Avrohom for his suffering symbolize the “rechush gadol” the great bounty Bnei Yisrael took with them out of Mitzrayim as Hashem had promised Avrohom! Furthermore, we are told that Pharaoh gave the land of Goshen to Sarah as a gift to make up

Sara And Naama for her suffering. It is interesting to realize that this is the very same place that Yaakov and his family settled into when they came to Mitzrayim. Goshen was an oasis of sanctity because it became

righteous great women, for He brings them together in marriage. For so we fi nd of the wife of Noach that her deeds were equal to his. Therefore, she merited together with him and was saved from the

So we find of the wife of Noach that her deeds were equal to his. Therefore, she merited together with him and was saved from the waters of the Mabul. the possession of the righteous Sarah. The gift of ownership of Goshen, given by Pharaoh himself to Sara, was in due course, a blessing for Bnei Yisrael’s spiritual future!

Naama: The Wife Of Noach Medrash Mishlei tells us that there is another woman of valor referred to in the fi rst verse of Eishes Chayil, Naama the wife of Noach. The Medrash states: “Hashem does not withhold from the

waters of the Mabul.” Ramban says that Noach’s three children and their spouses were saved in his merit (Bereishis 6:9). The Medrash Mishlei, however, reveals that the wife of Noach was saved through her own merits! This is an incredible declaration of her rectitude. Although we are given scant detail about her, this fact shows that many of the attributes that Noach is praised for would apply to her as well and are what saved them both from a decree that was applied to the entire world. In Bereishis (4:22), the Torah tells us

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about Tzila, the wife of Lemach who gave birth to Tuval Kayin and to Naama. Rashi teaches that Tuval Kayin improved the craft of Kayin, the first person in history to murder another, by inventing weapons! Rashi also states that his sister Naama became Noach’s wife (Rashi ibid)*. The Ramban writes concerning this verse about Naama: “She was the wife of Noach. She had a reputation in those generations for being a righteous woman and she gave birth to righteous ones. Therefore, the passuk mentions her for if one would say that she is not the woman that had Noach’s three children, then there would be no reason for the Torah to mention her [name]” (Ramban ibid). Chazal tell us, “Rabi Abba Bar Kahana said, ‘Naama was the wife of Noach. Why did they call her Naama? Because her deeds were pleasant…’” (Bereishis Rabba 23:3). The commentary Yifai Toar states: “She [Naama] was the sister of Tuval Kayin and this is what the text is saying; even though Tuval Kayin was evil, nonetheless, his sister was Naama, pleasant in her ways; she did not learn from the [evil] ways of her brother” (ibid). Payrush Maharzav says; “Naama is praiseworthy because her actions were pleasant, as it states concerning Naomi in Medrash Rus…the name of Naama is similar to the name of Naomi.” The teaching of Rabi Abba Bar Kahana reveals a fascinating point. Since Naama was Lemach’s daughter, she was also a descendent of Kayin! Kayin was cursed and all his children died in the waters of the Mabul except for one righteous descendant, Naama! The Eitz Yoseph comments on the Medrash Rabbah above by stating; “because of the power of her [Naama’s] good deeds she left the class of the ‘cursed’ and [entered] into the class of the class of the ‘blessed’” (ibid). We learn from Naama’s fortitude that one can choose to be different than the evil environment one lives in. We learn from Noach’s wife that a woman of valor can create an oasis of sanctity even in the most turbulent and corrupt times! *Some among Chazal maintain that the Naama mentioned in this verse is not Noach’s wife. Seder Hadoros (p. 23) cites a source that Noach’s wife Naama was the daughter of Chanoch. November 22, 2013


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Ever Wonder? Question: Why did the miracle occur specifically through olive oil? Answer: 1. The Yevanim wanted to destroy chochmas haTorah (Torah wisdom), and exclusively establish secular knowledge and physical strength and prowess as the sole objectives of man’s pursuits. Since olive oil is a symbol for chochmas haTorah (see Menachos 85b), the miracle occurred through it to demonstrate and publicize the victory of those who upheld the Torah over those whose aim was to trample it. 2. When pouring olive oil out of a vessel, a residue always remains behind. In fact, olive oil will leave a residue in any place it has been. By bringing about the miracle through olive oil, Hashem was telling us that although the period of prophets and open miracles had long since ceased, the Shechinah has never left the Jewish people. Just as there is a residue left behind when oil is removed, so too did the Shechinah remain with klal Yisrael after prophecy was removed. 3. Since the Yevanim sought to cause the Jews l’hashkeecham Torasecha – to forget Your Torah (Al HaNissim), the miracle came about through olive oil, because, as the Gemara (Horayos 13a) says, eating olive oil strengthens memory. Bnei Yissaschar Question: Why should we make sure to devote extra time to learning Torah on Chanukah? Answer: The Beis Yisrael explains that Chanukah is a mesugal time to strengthen ourselves in Torah, because that is what the Jews did during the events of Chanukah when the Yevanim sought to make them forget the Torah. As a result of their dedication, Hashem helped them, and the Torah was saved from being forgotten. Consequently, Chanukah is a time to accept upon ourselves the yoke of Torah and dedicate ourselves to it. As was the case with the Jews during Chanukah, our dedication will surely impress Hashem and lead to His further strengthening us in our service of Him and the fulfillment of mitzvos. As it says in the Gemara (Yoma 38b), HaBah le’taher misayin oso – One who comes to purify himself is assisted [from Heaven]. Moreover, it says in Mishlei (6:23), Ki ner mitzvah v’Torah ohr – For a candle is a mitzvah and Torah is light, which the Beis Yisrael explains to mean: Ki ner mitzvah – through the mitzvah of the candles (i.e., Chanukah), Torah ohr – comes the light of Torah! Question: Why is there a custom to give Chanukah gelt? Answer: Money represents potential. For example, by giving a few coins to a hardware dealer in exchange for a hammer, you have turned the money into a hammer. But before you went to the store, you did not have a hammer, only the money that had the potential of becoming a hammer. When Yaakov was preparing to meet Eisav on his way back to Canaan, he moved his family to the November 22, 2013

other side of a river for protection, and he then went back across the river on his own to retrieve a few small jars that he had left behind (see Bereishis 32:24; Chullin 91a). The Midrash Tzeidah LaDerech states, “Hashem said to Yaakov, ‘For endangering yourself for a small container, I Myself will repay your children with a small container [of oil] to the Chashmonaim [at the time of Chanukah].’” From this we see the lasting effect of Yaakov’s seemingly small act of caring for the gifts that Hashem gave him. The gifts were the jars, as tzaddikim always consider their possessions gifts from Heaven. This teaches the tremendous potential that each of us has to cause great and lasting effects with our actions. If Yaakov’s simple act of caring for his possessions (i.e., his money) had the potential to effect the Chanukah miracle, who knows what a

simple act that we perform for the sake of Heaven could accomplish. By giving Chanukah gelt, something that has great potential in that it can be transformed into anything, we recall that the miracle of Chanukah was facilitated through Yaakov’s actions with his gelt, and thus teach our children and ourselves to reflect on the infinite potential of their efforts and our own, when done l’sheim Shamayim. HaRav Shimon Apisdorf Question: How does the very beginning of the Torah hint that the light of Torah would overcome the darkness of Yavan? Answer: The Midrash (Bereishis Rabbah 2:5) explains that when the second passuk of the Torah says, And the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep, the darkness mentioned refers to Yavan, who darkened the eyes of the Jewish people with its decrees, [in that] they would tell them [the Jews] to write on the horns of their oxen that they have no share in the God of Israel. However, although the Torah indicates that Yavan would bring terrible darkness upon the Jews, the very next passuk states, “And God said, ‘Let there be light.’” The word yihee, let there be, has the gematria of 25, and

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the next word, ohr, light, is the 25th word of the Torah! This hints that the darkness caused by the Yevanim would be vanquished and illuminated by the light of the Menorah on the 25th of Kislev – i.e., on Chanukah! Bnei Yissaschar Question: Why is there a custom to eat sufganiyot on Chanukah? Answer: HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach indicates that we eat sufganiyot on Chanukah because their berachah acharonah is Mei’Ein Shalosh, the blessing recited after eating grain products other than bread, drinking wine or grape juice, and eating fruit of the seven species. It utilizes a specific introductory and ending phrase for each of the three categories, but the core central text is the same for each, containing a plea to Hashem to have mercy on the Jewish people, Yerushalayim, the Beis HaMikdash, and the Mizbeyach, to restore them to their former grandeur. Notably, Mei’Ein Shalosh is the only berachah acharonah which mentions the Mizbeyach, as it is not even mentioned in Birkas HaMazon. When the Chashmonaim purified the Beis HaMikdash, the only thing they didn’t know how to purify was the Mizbeiyach, and, as a result, they had to dismantle it, hide away its stones, and rebuild it (see Yoma 16a; Avodah Zarah 52b). The fact that they could not purify the original Mizbeyach distressed them terribly, and they consequently took it upon themselves to eat foods that would result in reciting Birkas Mei’Ein Shalosh, recalling and praying for the Mizbeiyach. At the same time, however, the fact that the Chashmonaim were able to build a new Mizbeyach sparked tremendous joy, since it facilitated the resumption of the korbanos, and, as such, the Mizbeyach’s rededication became one of the main commemorations of Chanukah (see Maharsha, Shabbos 21b). In commemoration of both aspects of this experience, we eat sufganiyot, a food that requires the recitation of Al HaMichyah, so that we will be able to recall the Mizbeyach during the days of Chanukah. By doing so, we hope that Hashem will recall the pain of the Chashmonaim for the old Mizbeyach and their magnanimous rededication of the new Mizbeyach in those days at this time, and finally restore the Mizbeyach to its former splendor. May it occur speedily in our days! These are excerpts from the newly released sefer “Inside Chanukah,” which contains additional answers to the above questions and much more. The sefer explores every aspect of Chanukah – the miracles, mitzvos, minhagim and history, in a collection of over 200 fascinating Divrei Torah in a short, quick pick-up, and easy to read and remember format. Written by Aryeh Pinchas Strickoff, author of “Inside Purim” (2009) it is available at Jewish bookstores, and at www.feldheim.com. To contact the author e-mail aps1216@yahoo.com.


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f all the “what were they thinking” stories we have in Tanach, the story of Yosef definitely takes the cake. He knows his brothers hate him and should not be messed with. And yet he begs, “Please hear my dreams, in which you all bow down to me.” His brothers have to be thinking, “Are you kidding me?” Indeed, is Yosef so terribly clueless that he can’t read his tenuous social standing? And, if for some reason he didn’t catch the scent of hatred before he related his dream, how could he miss it after the first dream? Why in the world would he tell them another dream? It’s almost as if Yosef has a death wish, and his brothers are only too happy to oblige. Everything we know about Yosef seems to point to an astute observer with very strong people skills; how could he have misread his brothers feelings so miserably? One possible answer is that Yosef realizes his dreams are prophetic. He knows that prophets are commanded to reveal their prophecies, and thus feels compelled to do so, no matter the danger to his person. However, this raises a slew of questions. What is the purpose of his prophecy? What constructive purpose could there possibly be in telling his brothers that he would rule over them? Additionally, we know that the only prophecies that have everlasting significance are recorded. Why record Yosef’s if the only message is that his brothers would bow down to him? I have also always wondered why Yosef’s brothers never realize that the man standing before them in Egypt is Yosef. The Talmud tells us that they do not recognize him because he now has a beard. But that only explains why they do not recognize him immediately. It does not explain why after being presented with hint after hint that this is Yosef, they still remain in the dark. He knows their ages, doesn’t eat with the Egyptians, probably didn’t look Egyptian. Was it so hard to realize who this was? And, when Yosef finally does reveal himself, why are they shocked speechless? Their reactions should have been, “Stupid us, how did we miss this?” To explain the brothers’ reaction to Yosef’s revelation the Midrash Rabbah relates the following lesson: Abba Kohen Bardela said, Woe onto us from the day of judgment, woe onto us from the day of reproach. Yosef was the young-

est of the brothers, yet the brothers were unable to withstand his admonishment, as it says “And his brothers could not answer him.” How much more so will this be the case when Hashem will come and admonish each and every one of us for what he is, as it is written, “I will rebuke you and set the matter before your eyes.” The Midrash is perplexing. When does Yosef scold his brothers? Yosef only says five words, “I’m Yosef. Is my father still alive?” This could hardly be considered a harsh criticism of his brothers’ behavior. And, what does this have to do with the Day of Judgment?

there they do not bow; only their sheaves bow. Yosef never meant to say that his brothers would bow down. Unfortunately, the brothers misunderstand his prophecy as saying exactly such, and hate him for it. So Hashem sends another dream, another prophesy, in order to make the message clearer, and help them understand he does not mean them. Therefore, they are taken out of the dream and only represented by a number. In addition, his father (who obviously Yosef would never dream would bow to him), and his mother (who had died) are represented. The message should have been clear, “I don’t mean you!”

To answer we must begin by analyzing Yosef’s dreams. What do they mean? What is Yosef’s message? And, why two dreams? What does the second dream add? If we look at the dreams we realize that a few things change between the first and second. First, in the second dream the brothers do not appear; they are only represented by a number. Second, in the first dream there is no representation of his parents; in the second they appear as the sun and the moon. Third, the brothers’ reaction to the first dream is hatred; the reaction to the second is jealousy. Why? Everyone understands that the meaning of Yosef’s dreams is that his brothers would bow down to him. Hence we ask: why is that significant for the brothers to know? What is amazing about Yosef’s dreams is that, in fact, his brothers never bow down to him! Even in the first dream when the brothers are standing right

So, what does he mean? The most obvious answer is the simplest one. He means exactly what he dreamt. In both dreams what bows to Yosef is Nature. The message of Yosef’s dreams is that nature bows to man; man does not bow to nature. In effect, this is the message of the Yosef story. Yosef represents the paradigm of one who faces a series of unfortunate events that conspire to crush him and relegate him to a life of slavery. Nature demands that Yosef bow low before its powerful influence. Yosef refuses. Nature bows to man, he declares, not the other way around. What Yosef wants his brothers to understand is that if he, little Yosef, could rise above any and all natural limitations, so that more powerful influences (represented by his brothers and parents) would come under his control, then his brothers, of much greater stature, could most certainly do so. By the second dream

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the brothers start to get the message and their hatred is now mixed with jealousy. While his father scolds him for his words, he waits and looks forward to it happening (Rashi). This may explain why Yosef’s brothers never want to believe that it is Yosef standing in front of them in Egypt. For if he is Yosef, if he has risen to such an exalted position, what does that say about them? They cannot stand the obvious implications of such a reality, so they live in denial – until Yosef gives them no choice but to own up to their own failure. Two words bring their lives, and the belief that they had realized their potential, crashing down around them: “I’m Yosef.” With everything that you and others did to me, it never stopped me, never slowed me down. Look at what I’ve become, you should have been even greater! But they cannot not answer him. There is no answer. The shock is too great. This is what the Midrash is telling us. This is Yosef’s reproach and criticism of his brothers. And, continues the Midrash what will happen when Hashem reproaches each of us, in the words of the Midrash, according to what we are. For Hashem knows the abilities we have, the amazing potential latent in each one of us, and how we fail to realize it. The Midrash concludes, “I will reproach you by showing you your value.” Perhaps the greatest criticism we could ever hear is Hashem saying, “I’m not mad at you, I’m disappointed with what you did with the potential I gave you.” Yosef’s dreams are a prophesy for the ages. The words, “I am Yosef” should spur us all towards the greatness that lies inside. Instead of seeing challenges as an excuse for failure we should use them as an opportunity for growth. That’s what Yosef would have done. Rabbi Karmi Gross is a resident of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, where he serves as the rav of the Bialle Shteibel. He is also the founder and Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Derech Chaim. Rabbi Gross has been active in the field of Jewish education for the past thirty years and is currently the curriculum director for Yeshivas Eitz Chaim in Toronto and Yeshivah College in Johannesburg, South Africa. November 22, 2013


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Dear Dr. Yael By Yael Respler, Ph.D. with Orit Respler-Herman, Psy.D.

Persevering In Marriage Dear Dr. Yael: I can relate to A Confused Wife (“Restoring Proper Values To Your Marriage,” 11-8). I am a 27-year-old married woman with three children. I love my husband but I’m very nervous about where our marriage is headed. The reason why I am nervous is not because we don’t care about each other, but in my heart I fear that he’s not really frum. Publicly, he seems to be frum due to his daily attire of black hat, white shirt, and black pants. However, I often see him doing things that I wouldn’t expect from a frum person. He hardly ever wakes up on time to go to minyan, he will tell me that he davened Ma’ariv when I know he didn’t (as I was with him all night). I never see him learning, and he doesn’t have a set learning seder. And whenever I ask him a halachic question his response is always, “Yeah, it’s fi ne. It’s not a problem.” The final straw came not long ago. After my husband spent an hour and a half on the computer (supposedly “doing things for work”) I went online to check on what he was really doing. I saw that he was logged onto very questionable websites. I feel I can’t trust him anymore and, as you can imagine, it’s taking a real toll on our marriage. When I think my husband is doing something wrong I often get into a very bad mood and treat him poorly. I’ll stop talking to him, no longer cook dinner for him, and stop being with him. He doesn’t understand my actions and gets upset. He calls me moody and disgusting. I know I am being mean to him, but I can’t help myself. I thought I was marrying a different person. My husband was a full-time kollel learner for the first three years of our marriage. Now, four years later, I’m lucky if he even davens once a day. I feel cheated and resentful. I’d prefer to not get divorced, but feel it is my only option. After all, how can I be married to someone I don’t respect? Isn’t respect more important than love? How can I let my children grow up with such a poor role model for a father? I’m embarrassed to feel this way, but I simply can’t help it. I feel that if I don’t November 22, 2013

do something quickly, my life will just crumble. Please help! Distressed Dear Distressed: To get divorced and thus break up a family is terrible, even under the circumstances that you describe. Not everything you are thinking may be true, and although you are losing respect for your husband because of his behavior, your disrespectful attitude toward him will possibly drive him further away from Yiddishkeit.

of it altogether. Doing this is generally not so simple, so consider putting in a filtration system and an accountability system. Here are some available products and services to accomplish this: eBlaster. com, NetNanny.com, CovenantEyes.com, Accountable2You.com, and WebChaver.org (you can inquire about other services by checking Internet Filter Review). Many rabbanim recommend the use of more than one product, but everyone should have a filter on his or her computer so that inappropriate things do not mis-

You need to have an open discussion with him – in a loving and caring manner. You may think that he is not davening, but maybe he is. And even if he is not davening right now, making him feel worthless is not going to get him back on track. Remember that life is all about growth, and that by treating him poorly, you are stunting his. Unfortunately your dilemma is not uncommon today, as I often deal with this issue in my practice. You need to find a positive way to reach your husband. You are dealing with many issues that are similar to A Confused Wife. But your concern is more about his behavior than his attempt to change you. It is unfortunate that the Internet appears to be an issue in your marriage as well. (The Internet is affecting so many marriages.) Encourage the usage of blocks on your Internet or, if possible, get rid

takenly appear. Even if people are not worried about a family member purposely visiting inappropriate websites, one can either Google something or type in a website address and something inappropriate can come up because of a typographical error. Your negative attitude toward your husband will unfortunately make him want to do even less regarding Yiddishkeit. If you focus on his negative qualities he will have nothing to aspire to in terms of growing. As you started out as a kollel couple, both of you must have had similar aspirations. Do you know if he has maintained any close relationships that were formed during those years? If so, can you somehow contact those people and ask them to reach out to your husband? It is imperative that you find qualities in your husband that you respect. He

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is clearly feeling a lack of respect, giving him less motivation to aim higher in his pursuit of Yiddishkeit growth. While you seem to be firmer in your commitment, you appear to be reacting to his lesser commitment with an angry, critical attitude. Neither approach will ultimately help you. As in all situations, people must find ways to enhance others in order to help them grow. Some of my suggestions in the article you referenced will hopefully be helpful to you as well, namely that you must change your moody and angry attitude. This stance will only destroy your marriage. Emphasize your husband’s positive attributes by complimenting him. And if he does something that you do not like, address the issue in a loving way. Be careful to not be critical, but firmly tell him that there are certain boundaries in your marriage and that you do not want him to visit any inappropriate websites. Keep in mind that by distancing yourself from your husband when you are upset, you are pushing him toward doing other things that may be inappropriate. You must act lovingly toward your husband even if he does not go to minyan or learn. You may have to take a bit tougher line on the Internet issue – but act calmly and lovingly when dealing with this matter as well. It is also a good idea to seek outside therapeutic help along with counsel from a trusted rav. Positive encouragement to return to learning and davening is the best way to proceed in your marriage. I wish you hatzlachah in your challenging situation. Dr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides marital, dating, and family counseling, and deals with problems in the intimate marital relationship. She can be reached at 718-259-4965 or at DearDrYael@aol.com. Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, a child psychologist, co-authors this column and is now in private practice providing complete psychological evaluations as well as child and adolescent therapy. She can be reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com.


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By Cheryl Kupfer

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Human Flasks Of Miracle Oil

he Hebrew month of Kislev has a special, albeit bittersweet, significance in my family, as it is the month my father was born and passed away. A ben zakeinim, no doubt unexpected by his older parents but very welcome, (in a family of 11 children, there were eight girls) Chaim ben Aaron Yosef HaKohen was born either on the 13th or 14th of Kislev (we don’t know if he made his appearance in the morning or evening of November 17, 1918). He was niftar 14 years ago on Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Only he and an older brother who was already living in Canada survived the Holocaust. His other brother and all of his sisters lived in Poland and were married with children ranging from infants to teens/young adults when the malignant Nazis invaded. I estimate that my Chassidishe paternal grandparents must have had at least 50 grandchildren – if not more. Only four of the grandchildren who were in their late teens when they were sent to labor/concentration camps emerged alive from the ashes. (I recently wrote of my cousin Rujah who passed away in Israel several months ago – she was one of them.) The 1st of Kislev is not only a day of mourning for my family. It is a day of tragedy and loss for the Chabad community in particular, and the Jewish people as a whole, for it was on the first of Kislev five years ago that Indian troops entered the besieged Chabad House in Mumbai, and discovered the tortured bodies of 29-year-old Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife, Rivkah, 28, as well as four other Jews, all of whom were butchered because they were Jewish. Theirs was the ultimate Kiddush Hashem and no doubt the gates of Shamayim opened immediately as their pure neshamas approached. Only their son, Moshe, 2 survived this virulent act of Jew-hatred perpetrated on his parents and their guests. When my father passed away the English date was November 10. How ironic that on that date sixty-one years earlier, the Jews of Germany and Austria were terrorized by gangs of brutes and thugs in what many consider the seminal event that ultimately launched the Holocaust – and the eventual murder of over six million Jews and millions of others of various religions, political belief and nationalities. Kristallnacht – the Night of the Shattered Glass – began on November 9.

By the time it ended on November 10 over 1000 synagogues in Germany and Austria had been burned down; dozens upon dozens of Jews were killed, and too many to count Jewish homes and businesses were ransacked and demolished as authorities and law enforcement officers looked away. But as I wrote earlier, while elements of Kislev are bitter, they are also sweet. My father has a granddaughter who was born on his yahrzeit. He also has a greatgrandson born the day after his yahrzeit on the second of Kislev who carries his exact name. Another Chaim ben Aaron Yosef HaKohen has taken the place of his great grandfather. Baby Chaim is the physical and spiritual continuation of my father who very possibly was a continuation of another Chaim, the son of a Kohen named Aaron.

the Greek occupiers of the land of Israel who tried to impose their pagan, hedonist culture on the Jews and make them disappear through assimilation. Yiddishkeit is restored through the lighting of the Temple’s menorah by a single flask of oil (whose seal was unbroken and therefore kosher) that miraculously lasted for eight days until it could be replenished. There are human versions of this flask of oil – the Survivors. Earlier this month I attended a conference sponsored by two organizations whose members are adult and child survivors of the Holocaust. Initially, when a friend of mine, also the daughter of survivors, asked me to accompany her to this gathering, I was reluctant to go. We are a unique group, having been raised by mothers and fathers

Perhaps this is what the term Eitz Chaim – the tree of life – is all about. Leaves fall or entire branches break and are permanently ruined due to destructive forces, but the tree replenishes and renews itself: there are new sprigs, new growth, and continuation. The tree stands proud, defiant and firm. Kislev is also the month during which we celebrate the Festival of Chanukah. While those who lived through the Shoah are symbols of the physical survival of the Jewish people against all odds, Chanukah is the story of the Jewish nation’s spiritual survival. It revolves around a family of Kohanim and their rag-tag group of supporters who successfully overthrew

who experienced hell on earth and who were initially discouraged from talking about it and told to “get over it” and go on with their lives. Our parents’ pain and trauma were rarely validated or given a voice until decades later, and it is not for nothing that many of the “2nd generation” (as the children of survivors are referred to) feel that we should get reparations from Germany for the suffering and trauma we experienced being raised by mentally-fragile individuals who suffered from what is now called Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I felt it would be too upsetting to mingle with traumatized souls. Another reason for my reluctance is my ever-present awareness that Jew hatred is flourishing

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and embraced all over the world and, as a mother and grandmother, I did not want to be starkly reminded for three days of the mind-boggling evil that humans are capable of inflicting on one another. I can only absorb that in small doses in order to stay functional. I did eventually let her persuade me (the gathering was taking place in the Las Vegas area and visiting there at least once was on my to do list). And to my great surprise, I was swept up by an unexpected surge of optimism, exhilaration and hope! These men and women of the Shoah, now in there twilight years, had truly survived and thrived. They came from the four corners of the globe: North, Central and South America, Europe, Israel, Australia, and Africa, many with spouses, adult children and grandchildren. These Yidden, who had known starvation, brutality, exposure to extreme cold or stifling heat, as well as dehumanizing humiliation and degradation were now in an opulent, luxurious resort, with delicious feasts to indulge in, clean comfortable rooms to rest in, a spa to be pampered in and were surrounded by men and women ready to cater to their every needs. I looked at these survivors and realized that each was like the flask of holy oil that had been found by the Maccabees amidst the ruins and destruction of the Beit HaMikdash and Jerusalem. This one “earthen survivor” found amidst the multitude of broken flasks that littered the Temple floor was viewed as being inadequate, not viable, unlikely to be productive and useful – which meant lasting long enough to keep the Menorah of the Holy Temple lit until more kosher oil could be produced. Yet it defied all the “expert” opinions and succeeded beyond reasonable expectations. This flask became a symbol of miraculous continuity. These survivors of the Shoah, of the pogroms, of the Inquisition, of every massacre and act of violence and terror, are breathing versions of this holy flask of oil. Am Yisrael chai vekayum. The nation of Israel lives and exists. Happy Chanukah and continuity to us all! Cheryl Kupfer can be reached at magazine@jewishpress.com November 22, 2013


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

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Care Giving, The Loneliest Job

he Medrash tells us that while Moshe Rabbeinu was watching his father-in-law’s sheep, one little shepsele became thirsty and wandered off in search of water. When Moshe saw that she was gone, he began to look for her. Finding her drinking some distance away from the herd, Moshe apologized for not having considered her needs and, putting the little lamb on his shoulders, carried her back to the rest of the f lock. The story begs the question: How could Moshe have left the entire herd alone to go in search of one thirsty shepsele? What are we supposed to learn from this behavior? Rabbi Henoch Singer (of the Hebrew Academy in Côte Saint Luc, Quebec) relates that this story teaches us that when we are in a group of like-minded people, we will be supported and cared for by that group. Therefore, the rest of the herd was, in a sense, taking care of each other. The manner in which they were taken care of may not have been to their liking, but their needs were provided for. The danger they experienced as part of the group was less. This was not true of the lone sheep. On her own, totally isolated from the others, she was in more danger. With no one else to watch over her, she was in need of Moshe’s help more than the others.

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Well spouses more often than not find themselves isolated. Friends and family do not understand what they are going through, because they do not have a shared experience. Often, when they are allowed a chance to express their distress (which isn’t a common experi-

question, “How are you?” is rarely asked of them and when it is, the expected response is “Fine.” Truthful responses are often met with inappropriate and critical phrases: “Don’t feel that way.” and “But he’s a sick man/woman. What do you expect?”

When we are in a group of like-minded people, we will be supported and cared for by that group. ence), the well spouse’s negative feelings are not even given credibility. Most quickly learn to give the expected answers, rather than the truth. The simple

Telling your story is part of healing. Many studies have shown that talking about trauma helps. We regularly checkin with an ill spouses and ask how they

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are. We accept their complaints and emotions with empathy. This is how we help them cope and deal with their emotions. It is how we contribute in a small way to their healing. But, this is not a remedy usually offered to the well spouse. And so, while ill spouses can heal in some manner just by sharing their story, their partners continue to have no relief from their pain. We just don’t allow them to begin to heal. They must be alone and silent in their torment. On the other hand, many well spouses may have become overly sensitive to criticism. Because of their previous experiences they hear criticism where none is meant and are no longer willing to take the risk in opening up. They have forgotten what sympathetic eyes look like and how willing ears are there for them to tell their story. They no longer even remember how to open the conversation without being overly on guard for a critical response. Not being able to talk, they cannot find solace. Think how easy it would be to help them. All we need to do is simply listen, without offering advice or criticism. When we listen with empathy and caring, we, like Moshe, help carry them back to the flock where they can once again feel cared about and cared for. Ann Novick can be contacted at annnovick@hotmail.com.


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Nurturing Spirituality

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By Bracha Goetz

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e have just returned home after the wedding of our youngest. There is this rare sense of completion, seeing all our children launched on their spiritual paths along with their soul mates. In unimagined and wondrous ways, it actually got done. I want to savor this joy so the glow will linger. But my new children’s book, Let’s Stay Pure, is coming out. Right in line with the theme of Chanukah, it teaches children how to joyfully keep their souls pure in today’s world despite the negative influences that surround us. So the publisher would like me to write an article now about nurturing spirituality. I am happy, tired, and filled with gratitude beyond words. Even though I have much to share about this topic for which I care deeply, all I want to do at this time is treasure moments. Then an idea arrives! I’ll email my children – and ask them what to write for an article about nurturing spirituality. One of my daughters-in-law responds right away: It’s all about what’s important to parents, what they talk about, care about, and focus on. A strikingly similar response comes next from one of my daughters: Nurturing spirituality takes “training” and “modeling” from parents. If children don’t see it – they don’t know about it. As parents, we have to overtly show that there is spirituality in our lives. Soon this answer was in my Inbox: Talking about the soul helps the soul to be understood more clearly. For example: telling a child who shared something with another child, “It must feel so good inside you that you shared the toy,” or “It was hard for you not to get angry, but you stopped yourself. That’s when your soul shines so brightly. You feel so happy from doing the right thing...” Children

need to be reminded that they are spiritual beings because it’s not something they can see with their eyes. Nurturing spirituality comes through lovingly training children about what is truly important and lasting in life – like a kindness you do for someone, not a lollipop that tastes good but is gone pretty quickly. Expressing our own

joy to children about all the blessings in our lives shows children our priorities in life – that we’re not running after fancier homes, cars, food…. The last one to check-in wrote: Our Shabbos table was the highlight of our week. We all loved sharing and it was such a happy place to be. Another highlight for us was saying Shema with you and adding our own personal prayer. It was such a special time to connect with our souls and with you. I wrote to one close family friend as well, and she shared her perspective too: I will tell you that you can find many examples of how to nurture spirituality watching your children. Sara in the way that she asks her children about needing food for fuel or whether they are trying to fill something that can only be filled spiritually....or Dina, sitting on the floor with her young children, putting prayer down to its basic level – helping each one to express not only what would they like for themselves, but also what they would ask for someone else. And I think it’s important for you to write about your Shabbos table when they were growing up, where each person gets to speak while everyone else is listening and the nature of a question such as the highlight of the week provides an appreciative theatre for an answer that cannot be judged. Each child came to value present moments this way, and each was given a chance to speak for his or herself about what was important to him or her. Wondrously, it got done, didn’t it? The glow lingers. Bracha Goetz is the author of twenty-four Jewish children’s books. Pages from her new book, “Let’s Stay Pure,” published by Torah Temimah Publications can be viewed here: www.judaicapress.com/ Lets-Stay-Pure.html.

Chanukah Is In The Air By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein, Jerusalem

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love the time of year when Chanukah is in the air in Israel. The feeling usually starts about a month beforehand, during Cheshvan. It’s more than every makkolet and small outdoor kiosk selling sufganiyot (the traditional Israeli, oil-drenched, jelly-filled donut, that is only available during the Chanukah season). It’s more than the fact that the store show-windows begin displaying menorahs and dreidels mixed in with the items that are for sale – from women’s clothing to towels, to displays in hardware store windows. (I mean, till you’ve seen the window of a shoe store filled with men’s shoes, artfully mixed together with dreidels of all types and sizes, well, you just haven’t seen a ready-for-Chanukah display window!) It’s even more than the newspaper ads for “Special Chanukah Sale of ...” or “In time for Chanukah....” Or even the special menorah/dreidel artwork festooning all of the newspapers, magazines, and billboards weeks before the holiday.

It’s the fact that the Chanukah holiday is unconsciously imprinted strongly everywhere you go and in everything you do.... and that it is so natural here.

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For example: last Chanukah I spent some time in Haifa. And Haifa, you should know, is not a city renowned for its high level of Jewish observance. I went into a supermarket because I needed to get something and there, staring me in the face, were huge banners draped everywhere throughout the store, loudly proclaiming: With all purchases of over 200 shekels, you will receive, free of charge, two fresh sufganiyot. Not one. Two. But to me, I guess the high point was when I bought a box of individually wrapped, chocolate-covered cookies. It was produced by a national Israeli firm, and had no markings on the outer wrapping that indicated anything special for Chanukah. It was just a regular box of fancy cookies. But I was in Israel. And I bought it around Chanukah time. And so when I opened up the box, there, nestled inside with the cookies, was a little dreidel. Truly, only in Israel. November 22, 2013


10 |Features| Jewish Arts Richard McBee

Unconditional Threshold to the Sacred: Ark Door of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo Yeshiva University Museum – Center for Jewish History 15 West 16th Street, New York, N.Y.; (212) 294 8330 www.yumuseum.org Until February 23, 2014

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nconditional love is a concept that sets the bar of human conduct and forgiveness at a dizzying height, challenging the very fabric of human credulity. The same stress exists when applied in a religious context, fueling extreme expectations of the Divine/ Human relationship. In a rather curious and unexpected parallelism two current exhibitions express and explore aspects of unconditional love, each with surprising results. While Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition of the Ark Door from the Ben Ezra Synagogue reflects that community’s steadfast loyalty to living in the “forbidden” country of Egypt, so too does Alan Falk’s pictorial exploration of the Song of Songs and the Dybbuk proclaim it’s respective unconditional and undying love. “Threshold to the Sacred,” curated by Dr. Jacob Wisse (Yeshiva University Museum, Director), is ostensibly about the historically remarkable wooden Torah Ark door that has been traced to the 11th century Ark of the Cairo Ben Ezra Synagogue, likely in use when Maimonides frequented that house of worship. However in reality the exhibition examines the larger Jewish community of Fustat, now known as the medieval center of old Cairo. The diverse complexity of this Jewish community is brought to life by a host of ancient objects and documents, many of which were retrieved from the famous geniza found within the Ben Ezra Synagogue walls. Their place in Jewish history is unique in its halachic tension, achingly poised between cultural diversity, transgression and praise of Hashem. November 22, 2013

The community of Fustat, which dates from the 7th century C.E., (the beginning of the Islamic presence in Egypt), proudly associates itself with the Exilarchs of the Jewish Diaspora as evidenced by a detailed genealogy from the Cairo geniza tracing their lineage back to King David and Adam, the fi rst man. Perhaps equally significant is the persistent notion that the Jews who lived in Egypt were proud to be living at the site of the great miracles of the Egyptian exodus, an idea expressed in the poetry of Yehuda haLevi. (Could this have required them to recite the special blessing for seeing a place where our ancestors were blessed with a miracle?) In our twice-daily remembrance of the Egyptian exodus in the Shema, conceivably we should fondly remember Fustat where our brethren lived on the shores of the Nile for close to 800 years. Of course there is a serious flaw in these splendid notions. The Torah explicitly prohibits returning to Egypt in three verses: Exodus 14:13; Deuteronomy 17:16 and 25:65 – “You shall not see Egypt again.” The Gemara (Sukkah 51b) recounts the terrible consequences of one such communal transgression: the annihilation of the Alexandrian Jewish community by the Roman Emperor Trajan in 116 CE. In spite of the many attempts at explaining how Torah giants such as the Rambam and the Radbaz could in good conscience reside in Egypt, the tension between the reality and the halacha remains. It was expressed by the Rambam himself (1138-1204), who spent the last 40 years of his life in Fustat and who

Between Two Worlds: Alan Falk: The Song of Songs and The Dybbuk Jewish Religious Center at Williams College, 24 Stetson Court, Williamstown, MA Until November 30, 2013 allegedly signed his name, “Moshe ben Maimon, he who transgresses the prohibition ‘You shall not return on that way anymore.’” Notwithstanding the Torah injunction, the Egyptian community thrived and became an international center of trade, especially under the Fatimid period (909-1171). The diversity and excitement of that period is revealed

Torah Ark Door (front); Egypt, 11th century with later carving and paint; Wood (walnut) with traces of paint and brass; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (64.181) and Yeshiva University Museum (2000.231)

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in documents from the treasure-trove geniza itself. Both the Rabbanite (reflecting the Talmudic rabbis) and the Karaite (rejecting the normative authority of the rabbis) factions of the Fustat Jewish community are well represented in geniza documents, reflecting a united Jewish community that nevertheless maintained separate synagogues. Additionally, the Rabbanite community was composed of Jews who followed the customs of Babylonia and those who followed the customs of Palestine (such as the Ben Ezra), each with their own synagogues. Even a casual perusal of these incomparable documents reflects the permeability of a highly diverse Jewish community. Proudly positioned in the midst of this Jewish diversity stands the Ark Door itself. The wooden door, the only one surviving from a pair, measures 34” x 14” x 1” and has been scientifically dated to the 11th century when the synagogue underwent a major renovation. Based on visitors’ descriptions, this specific door was in use well into the 19th century. It was jointly acquired by Yeshiva University Museum and the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore in 2000 and has been under conservation and research at the Walters Art Museum since then. The verses carved on top and bottom from Psalm 118 – “Open to me the gates of righteousness,” and “This is the gate of the Lord” – also likely date from the 11th century (based on the particular abbreviation of God’s name used here), while the central abstract design was almost certainly created hundreds of years later from 14th century Islamic book design.


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Love Another fascinating detail is the back of the door, also elaborately carved with a “spinning” decorative design, but here adorned top and bottom with Birkat Kohanim. Evidently there is a Sephardi minhag of allowing the Aron doors to remain open during Birkat Kohanim: thereby in this scenario allowing the verse to face the congregation when the Kohanim are actively blessing them. This detail suddenly brings us into the actual use of the Ark door and, with a little bit of imagination, into the middle of a morning service.

in his current exhibition of paintings and watercolors depicting the “Song of Songs” and the “Dybbuk” currently at the Jewish Religious Center at Williams College. His approach to Song of Songs concerns the “romantic and magical aspects of love” that he fi nds in the fabled poem that is “a universal love story about the awakening and consummation of love between a youthful shepherd and a young Shulamite woman.” (All quotes are from the artist’s catalogue introduction). This of course fl ies in the face of Rabi Akiva’s injunction that while: “The entire universe is unworthy of the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel. All the Writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the holy of holies (Yadaiim 3:5).” Therefore, “One who recites a verse of the Song of Songs and renders it a kind of [ordinary] song…brings misfortune to the world” (Sanhedrin 101a). Rashi went so far as to translate the Song in totally allegorical terms, solely expressing the constant and undying love of God for Israel.

Torah Ark Door (back); Egypt, 11th century with later carving and paint; Wood (walnut) with traces of paint and brass; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (64.181) and Yeshiva University Museum (2000.231)

The objects and documents of this exhibition, a small selection reviewed here, convincingly bring alive the Fustat community and its larger environs. They express their unconditional love of serving God and His people; forever reminded, no matter how harsh the current conditions were, of Egyptian bondage and ancient Exodus that occurred in their hometown. Alan Falk has a significantly different understanding of unconditional love

The Dybbuk: Leah and Channon, 42 x 36, oil on canvas by Alan Falk Courtesy the artist

Nonetheless Falk has based his illustrations on a contemporary secular

translation by Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch, striving to evoke a vision of “unconditional love and a harmonious relationship between us and the natural world…[that] can be a holistic path to healing our world.” While the twelve watercolors he shows are but a selection from an ongoing series illustrating the entire poem, I would imagine they are representative of his goals. Both the shepherd and the Shulamite are featured together in all but three of the images, almost always locked in variations of a loving embrace. While this might be expected, the theme of longing, so dominant in the poem, seems missing. When the Shulamite is featured alone, she is a direct reflection of the poetic verses: “Who is that rising from the desert like a pillar of smoke…” shows the female figure encircled by smoke rising from the sandy desert; “An enclosed garden is my sister, my bride…” shows a modest woman kneeling in an orchard. This reflects the fundamental problem of attempting to make art from already existing art, i.e. the inherent poetry of the Song itself. Falk’s choice of graphic novel techniques, utilizing mostly flat color with little modulation, highly cropped images replete with explicit pictorial symbols unfortunately tends to deplete the poetic potential of the visual medium, trapping the images in an illustrational mode. Paradoxically, in a poem known for its strong female voice, at least some of Falk’s images betray a male gaze, subverting at least one aspect of unconditional love desired. S. Ansky’s “The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds: A Dramatic Legend in Four Acts” (1912-1917) presents a radically different prospect. While the tragic tale of two lovers, Channon and Leah, has an infinitely more complex prelude

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than the figures in Song of Songs, the final consummation of their relationship, the dybbuk (Channon’s soul) fusing with the soul of his beloved, Leah, more importantly results in their mutual death. This form of unconditional love leading to the ultimate “unity and shedding of duality through an act of love” is pure romanticism quite foreign to Judaism’s fervent affirmation of life in this world. Falk’s four oil paintings from “The Dybbuk” successfully encapsulate the spirit of Ansky’s narrative, depicting the development of Leah’s character as it is affected by the tortured soul of Channon. The last painting shows them soaring over the nighttime village synagogue in a spiritual “resurrection.” The scene in which the dybbuk within Leah verbally attacks the father of her intended groom is a nightmarish evocation of a schizophrenic episode. Equally unnerving is Leah’s tortured reclining on the graves. In each of these images there is more than a little tinge of madness that permeates the drama. Most of all in the first painting: The Dybbuk: Leah and Channon, in which Channon’s first awkward confrontation with Leah from the shadows of the brilliantly lit shul, the haunted red-eyed gaze of Channon convinces us of the impossibility of a love unhinged and driven by totally external dictates (the irrational vows made by their fathers before they were even born). In these images Falk’s lurid color and illustrational style well serves the tragic narrative, driving home (perhaps paradoxically) the perverse consequences of untempered unconditional love. Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Contact him at rmcbee@nyc.rr.com November 22, 2013


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Change Your Erev Shabbos, With The Gift Of Chatzos By Ann Goldberg

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t’s five minutes before candle lighting time on erev Shabbos. What is your house like? Is everyone flying in all directions with you at the center issuing instruction like a machine gun: “Moshe, set the time-switches, Aviva, check that the water’s boiled and turn the urn onto the Shabbos setting. Who is still in the shower? Shloimy, when the soup’s boils put it on the hot plate. Turn the dryer off and take out whatever you need for Shabbos?” or… Is it calm and quiet, the blech /hot plate all set up, food, salads and side dishes, cholent all prepared in the fridge or simmering away, time switches set, candles all prepared, table laid, you and the children all showered and dressed in Shabbos clothes? All that’s left to do is light the candles. If your home fits the chaotic description but you’d love to change it to the calm one maybe you should think about joining the ever growing Chatzos Movement – a group of ladies whose goal is to have all the main preparations for Shabbos over by chatzos, the middle of the day on Friday. The group was founded by Azriela Jaffa about seven years ago, although she never intended to be the founder of any movement. Azriela read about the idea of chatzos in a newspaper article where a woman explained how she took on the goal of bringing in Shabbos at chatzos as a segulah for a refuah for her unborn granddaughter after the doctors discovered a life threatening complication in her development in utero. It wasn’t easy and involved a complete change in her mindset, to start Shabbos preparations days in advance. But what the writer found, to her amazement was that not only did she see the yeshua she had prayed for when the baby was born with only minor problems, but she herself had completely changed her erev Shabbos experience. Azriela thought about this and the increasing shidduch crisis the frum world is experiencing. She also remembered her daughter’s comment one Friday that she didn’t look forward to Shabbos because of the dreaded Friday chaos and tension – and she resolved to try and make Shabbos by chatzos as a segulah for her children fi nding shidduchim (they still had quite a few years to go then) and to improve the home atmosphere on erev Shabbos. November 22, 2013

Azriela’s oldest child is only just approaching the age of shidduchim, but to say that she is happier since she started making Shabbos by chatzos is, as she said, “the understatement of the century.” When she made the change, she decided to cold turkey and go from chaos to calm in one fell swoop. “I flipped a switch, without any support, no mentors and no one helping me.” As a regular writer for Mishpacha magazine she decided to write of her experience in one of her columns. The flood of enquiries from readers asking how to do the same thing resulted in a website, www.chatzos.com, and a forum where ladies share tips, menus, recipes and encouragement for those having a difficult time.

zos. Azriela is very active on the forum, offering encouragement and ideas, but she is careful not to tell people how to get there on time. “You have to know yourself and what will work for you. If I make a commitment, I’ll make it happen, but everyone is different.” Making Shabbos by chatzos does NOT mean you are accepting Shabbos early. It means that the cooking, cleaning, laundry and ironing are finished. In many homes the children and husband may not even be home from school or work that early, but when they do come home there is time for a snack and Shabbos preparation without the last minute rush which often causes so much stress. It also doesn’t mean you have to start preparing Thursday evening. Nechama

Yocheved K. of Jerusalem was one of the initial members of Azriela’s group. “It was a big change bringing calm into the house and the group provided incredible support and inspirational emails.” Roiza W. of Flatbush joined originally because of a shidduch problem. “But after three or four weeks I so enjoyed the change on me and the change in my home that I just knew that this is what I want.” Hadassa C. of Beitar felt like an exhausted caterer when Shabbos came in. She started making chatzos “so I could be the calm wife I wanted to be.” There are now over 800 people on the chatzos forum but probably several thousand who are ready for Shabbos by chat-

G. of Lakewood tries to do something every day, “even something small like planning the menus or choosing a new recipe.” Almost all agree that setting the Shabbos table on Thursday night is crucial to giving the home a feeling that Friday is really erev Shabbos. Hadassa makes kugels, cakes and ice cream on Monday and freezes them. Many members of the group haven’t managed to be ready by chatzos yet, but they are working on having a calmer Friday and a least bentching lecht at the right time without any last minute panic. Michal H. of Lakewood works on Fridays and accepts that at the moment she just can’t be ready by chatzos. “I do my own version. Whatever happens after I get

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home from work on Friday is strictly my business. I don’t harass people to help me.” Rachel G. of Jerusalem admits she is not always ready by chatzos but she tries for as early as possible. She points out that when recently she had some really hectic Fridays, the last minute rush was most unpleasant. “That’s when we realized how much chatzos has given us.” If you and your family like freshly prepared Shabbos food, it’s still possible to be ready by chatzos. Make sure the cleaning, clearing, washing and ironing are completed before Friday. Set the table, clean and prepare the Shabbos candlesticks, cut aluminum foil, plastic tablecloths etc and prepare the food on Thursday night, ready to be put in the oven or on the gas on Friday morning. The chatzos group has its detractors – people who think that it’s better to prepare another item of food in honor of Shabbos rather than stopping preparations early. But Azriela’s point is that there is a lot more to kavod Shabbos than food. “In fact you’re giving tremendous kavod to Shabbos if you prepare for it every day.” “Some people feel no matter how much they’ve made it’s never enough. Others find it hard to give up that super-balabusta feeling of pulling out all stops on Friday with every gas burner busy and cakes and kugels lined up to go in the oven.” But as Hadassa says “Making chatzos means so much more to me than another desert.” There are many rabbinic sources encouraging the idea of being ready for Shabbos at chatzos and rabbonim have suggested this as a segulah for health and parnassah. The chatzos website has a section devoted to the idea as it appears in the Jewish sources. If the idea of making Shabbos by chatzos sounds appealing, but you don’t know where to start, Malka K. of Toronto suggests making one small change to begin with, perhaps doing the shopping before Friday or baking on Thursday. Nechama adds “If I can do it, working full time, with young children including a special needs child, you can too.” Chatzosers agree it isn’t an all or nothing situation. Being ready ten minutes early is also a worthy goal. It’s all about bringing in Shabbos with joy and calm.


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By Vardah Littmann

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The Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve: Oasis In The Desert nly half an hour’s drive from Jerusalem, the

fish.

Since no Qumran-style pottery or manuscripts were

majestically beautiful Einot Tzukim Nature

The oasis of Einot Tzukim is known as Ein Fashkha

found at this site, its precise relationship to Qumran is

Reserve is a lush, green oasis surrounded by

or Ein Feshkha in Arabic. It’s amazing to think that

an open question. It’s possible that its ancient inhabitants

miles of flat arid, desert. Bordering on the Dead Sea, it’s

the Dead Sea area was once just as fertile as the Einot

supplied food, especially dates, date-wine, and date-hon-

the lowest (meaning closest to sea level) nature reserve

Tzukim reserve before being transformed into an “eretz

ey, to Qumran. They may have also produced and sent

in the world, and the golden-purple-green beauty of the

melech” (salt land) because of the evil of the inhabitants

indigo to Qumran. The main building seems to have the

place gives visitors the feeling that they’ve entered an-

of Sodom.

same layout and orientation as a similar one in Qumran,

other dimension.

Sadly, the Dead Sea has been steadily shrinking for

although it is smaller in size.

decades. There is no longer a beach at Einot Tzukim, although the previous beaches are clearly marked. Pools for bathing have been built to catch the water of the springs. The Ein Feshkha (“feshkha” means “split” or “broken”) Spring provides brackish water. Not far away, there is a dried-up spring a few meters higher. It is believed that this spring provided fresh water for the ancient settlement which had been located nearby.

After reclaiming this area during the Six Day

The Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve is located about 3

War, Israel declared it an official nature reserve in rec-

kilometers south of Qumran on route 90. During the sum-

ognition of its unique qualities and renamed it Einot

mer, special buses travel from Jerusalem to Ein Feshkha

Tzukim (Cliff Springs). The reserve consists of three

on separate days for men and women. The Egged Buses 486 and 487 from Jerusalem also

parts: the closed reserve in the north which is completely

bring visitors to the nature reserve.

sealed off to visitors to protect the native fauna and flora of the area; the terrain which includes pools of mineral water for bathing, lined by high shady foliage; and lastly

Originally from South Africa, Vardah has been living

the section of land which can be entered only with a guide,

in Eretz Yisrael since 1974 and the more she learns

In the 1950’s, the ruins of this ancient agricultural

about our glorious Holy Land the more she gets to

There are about 150 different water springs of vari-

village, dating from the Second Temple Period, were

love this prime property that Hashem has given to

ous temperatures and degrees of saltiness that flow all

excavated. The highlight of the archeologists’ fi nds

the Jewish people. She is studying to be a tour guide

through the reserve. They are the major source of water

is a site for the preparation of balsam oil, known in

and hopes with the help of Hashem, through this

for the thick vegetation which includes date palm trees,

the Talmud as “shemen afarsemon.” The ruins seem

column to give readers a small taste of the land.

reeds, bulrushes, and tamarisk trees. The animal life in-

to date from the same historical period as the ruins

Rimonah Traub is a photographer/writer living in

cludes jackals, wolves, foxes, hyenas, leopards, and many

in Qumran, and it’s possible they were a settlement of

Modi’in, Israel. She is originally from South Africa

types of birds. The pools and streams are teaming with

the same community.

and immigrated to Israel in 1994.

for safety reasons.

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My Very Own Miracle By Sylvia Hamowy

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bout a year ago, I started to reevaluate my life. The years were flying by. Baruch Hashem, my family has grown and there is more “me” time. Actually, bringing up my children was the most fulfi lling part of my life. My cosmetic business always kept me busy and that was also fulfi lling. However, as I started to think about my purpose in life, I decided that everything I would do from now on had to have special meaning. I have always been a very busy person with many hobbies. I love to bake, to knit and crochet, I play bridge and I love learning. And being with friends. Still, I wanted to make every moment count and give my granddaughters something special from me. Two years ago, four of my granddaughters and I started a crochet club. They were about eight or nine years of age and from two families. The first day I tried to teach them how to crochet was a real challenge. They had always been

interested in my crocheting and they were anxious to learn, but the more they

and helped me teach the others. We had the best time. We started off making a

tried, the more frustrated they became. Finally one of the younger girls caught on

bookmark. Gradually they began making Hello Kitty purses and then on to baby

blankets. Every Sunday morning they came over. Of course, we had breakfast first. The phone calls went back and forth all week long. After that fi rst winter, we began to plan trips for the summer months. Two years ago we went on a paddleboat ride in Point Pleasant, before hurricane Sandy. We had a picnic lunch and then took turns writing in each other’s diaries. We always have fun together and have learned to do other things. About a year ago they taught themselves how to make bows for their hair – of course that meant a trip to Michael’s craft store and then the ribbon store. I love the way they began to buy crafts and share them. Our next project is cake decorating. We are still at it although they are much busier. The four cousins have become extremely close and I cherish every moment we spend together. It doesn’t get better than that!!

Chanukah Is The Stuff(ing) Of Thanksgiving By Freida Hecht

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his year as we light the first candle of the Chanukah menorah, Jews in America will also be celebrating Thanksgiving. Interesting fact: The last time this happened was in 1888, the next time this will occur will be in the year 2070. My children are thrilled because they will have no school on Chanukah this year – what a treat. As Jewish Americans we realize that this is not a coincidence and that there is of course a divine connection and synergy that causes these two holidays to intersect. The Chanukah menorahs lit all across the United States in almost every public arena, malls, bridges and tunnels symbolize light and religious freedom – freedom to practice our faith without persecution, without prejudice, without fear. Light battling spiritual darkness, strife, ignorance, pain and suffering. The message of the Chanukah light is that even a small flame can combat the greatest darkness! Most of all Chanukah illuminates and opens our hearts to thank Almighty November 22, 2013

G-d for all the blessings bestowed upon us, the blessing of living in a democratic country and being able to stand proud as a Jew and celebrate and observe our heritage.

Thanksgiving also celebrates that same religious freedom and reminds each of us to give thanks to G-d. The very words

imprinted upon the currency of our great United States of America, “In G-d we Trust” are the foundation of our great republic. Having these two holidays match up

gives us, “Chanksgiving,” a double celebration, a double energy and power to really get our focus to offer thanks and

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acknowledge the goodness of our Creator. It’s a moment to share our gratitude with family and community. This coinciding of Chanukah and Thanksgiving energizes our ability to share light and inspiration with all of humanity. As we give thanks and share the light we effect a chain reaction that will transform our world to the way it was meant to be, a world of peace, harmony and goodness. So, whether you celebrate Chanukah, Thanksgiving or both, whether you light a menorah or you light scented dinner candles, close your eyes for a moment and whisper a few words of thanks and say a blessing for someone, anyone. Yes, I believe Chanukah is the stuff that Thanksgiving is made up of. So off I go to stuff my menorah… I mean, my turkey, kosher of course. Freida Hecht is the director of education at Beth Israel of Westport/ Norwalk and of the Circle of Friends, CT, serving children and adults with special needs.


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Walls Of Silence

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By Yehudis Alterman

Previously: Sheva and her husband meet with their son’s yeshiva administration about his behavior and learning issues.

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’m really getting into the swing of this, I patted myself on the back as I smoothly shepherded my flock out the door and myself to the bookstore. I kind of like my new routine. I even like the smell of the bookstore, that paper and binding smell. Some of the books are starting to feel like good friends, and I find myself patting them and wondering how their night was. Part of my job involves being able to recommend books to the customers, so I read when there’s a lull and take home books for free; what could be better? Life is good, I thought. Then my phone rang. “Dini?” Tante Bracha’s voice sounded shaky. “Tante Bracha! What’s wrong?” “When Donna was out at the store, I fell in the bathroom. I stayed on the floor for a long time; it hurt so much, and I wasn’t able to get up. Now we’re here in the hospital. I may have broken a leg. I’ll let you know.” “Oh, Tante Bracha,” I said, “I’m so sorry! I hope you feel better. Will you call me and let me know how you are?” I felt uneasy and distracted for the rest of my work hours, but my phone didn’t ring. Right in the middle of our dinner rush, she called. “Fractured femur,” she announced. “Oh, no!” I cried. “You said it,” she agreed. “They’re talking surgery again. They just put me in a room and will probably operate tomorrow. And Dini, Donna has to go. Do you know that she took hours to come back from shopping? I don’t know what she was doing or where she went, but I do know that there was no way that she only went to and from the store. I was waiting and waiting on the floor – it felt like a lifetime till she got home and found me.” Great, I thought. Just when everything was falling neatly into place, a hurricane storms in and throws everything into disarray. “Tante Bracha, I’m going to speak to Refael and let him know what’s going on. I’ll call you back, okay?” “Okay, sweetie,” Tante Bracha said. “Oy, it hurts,” she moaned. “Trouble?” Refael raised an eyebrow. And I quickly filled him in.

Chapter Eight “Do you think you need to go in again?” he asked. “At least I’m home this time,” he added wryly, “so you don’t have to farm out the kids.” “I guess I’ll go look at flights,” I sighed. “And I need to call my boss and let her know. Oh, Refael, why is life so hard?” Once again I found myself soaring through the sky – bless those frequent flyer miles – away from my loved ones and into the sterile hospital world. “Hi, dear,” Tante Bracha blew me a kiss. She looks pretty good, I assessed, other than being stretched out in a hospital bed. Her eyes are bright and she has good color. “Great to see you!” I ran over to her. “But not like this. What have they told you?” “About a week in the hospital post-surgery, another few weeks in rehab, and then home. But I need a new aide, someone I can trust.” That would be nice, I thought. But does it exist? Maybe applicants should put that on the resume in bold letters: trustworthy, I do not steal, I come back when I tell you… “We’ll get it right,” I said with a confidence I didn’t feel. What in the world was I going to do? The next day, I walked beside Tante Bracha’s stretcher as she was wheeled off for surgery, trying valiantly to contain my deluge of tears. Once I kissed her and the steel doors closed behind her, I allowed myself to let go. Slowly I walked to the surgical waiting area, opened a Tehillim, and entreated Hashem for her full recovery. An hour or so later, I needed a break, and decided it was time to restart my caregiver search. I called Tante Bracha’s shul again and got some more referrals. But this time, as many calls as I made, I couldn’t find one person who was available. I was stymied. Is no one looking for work? I wondered, surprised. In this economy? Please, Hashem, help me. A germ of an idea began to niggle in my mind, growing larger and more luminous. Refael will never agree. But what choice is there? And at least I wouldn’t have to keep disappearing and leaving the family. The debate continued, and I became more and more comfortable with the idea. But would the kids be okay? I better speak to Refael.

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“I had a crazy idea,” Refael told me later that evening. I was sleeping over at the hospital, and walked out of Tante Bracha’s room to have some privacy. “I’m listening,” I said. “Should we move Tante Bracha home with us?” Was I hearing right? They say that after you’re married a while, you start to think alike… “Refael, you’re amazing! I think that would solve a lot of our problems. Now the question is if she’s willing to give up her home. I’ll ask her and let you know. How’re the kids?” I closed my eyes tiredly and leaned against the hospital wall, picturing each child as he talked about him or her. I’ll be home soon, guys. I love you. One week later I once again marveled at the drastic changes life’s raging river can bring. Tante Bracha and I were home, and our guest room became her official quarters. Therapists and nurses made home health visits, courtesy of Tante Bracha’s Medicare. As for the kids, they adjusted to her presence pretty well. All except for Shani, that is. “When is she leaving?” Shani asked me one night, hands folded tightly across her chest as she toetapped. “Um, she’s not,” I said, swallowing a bite of apple as I met my daughter’s eyes. I saw Shani’s eyes grow wide as she digested this new piece of information. “Don’t you think you should have consulted me before making such a life-altering decision?” she asked. “I guess it would have been nice,” I answered thoughtfully. “But Tatty and I decided this was an emergency. We’re the only family Tante Bracha has who can do this, and she can’t live by herself anymore. So I’m not sure how much of a choice there was.” Shani rolled her beautiful green eyes. “Well, baruch Hashem for play season. I won’t be around too much for the next few weeks,” she answered. “Maybe I’ll move out after that.” I watched her walk past me and up to her room and sighed. Oh, well; I guess adjustments take time. At least the other kids are taking it well. Or they were… November 22, 2013


16 |Features| Jennifer Wise

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really like Chanukah; it’s that kind of laid-back chag that only comes around, oh, I’d say once a year. It’s not frantic like Purim and doesn’t require planning seven hundred meals like Sukkot. No one needs new clothes and the only cleaning you have to do is some dusting off of the menorahs. It’s eight beautiful nights with the whole family coming home early, lighting the menorah and having dinner together. And then, because darkness falls at around 4:00 p.m. and you’ve eaten dinner early because everyone was home anyway, there are about four years until bedtime. And how to fill those four years, um, I mean hours? You can only stretch bath time for so long, so pick and choose from these activities and who knows, you might have so much fun, you’ll just push bath time off until tomorrow night. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

Build Your Own Menorah

Chanukah Fun sidering that you get to sit on the couch the whole time, watching your little construction workers do their thing.

Start by ripping open a bunch of those netted bags of coins and hide them around the house, kind of like bedikat chametz, but not, because if these wind up near a radiator, you’ll be left with melted chocolate and a crying child. For everyone’s sake, draw yourself a map of the hidden chocolates. You can confine the game to one room if the kids are small or let the kids have the run of the house – either way, please don’t let them run in the room with the lit menorahs. Everywhere else can be fair game.

To start, draw a menorah base onto a piece of cardstock. If you’re nervous, use a pencil; otherwise a Sharpie marker works great too. Cut out your menorah base and glue it onto a magnetic sheet – but not on the magnetic side. Allow it to dry and then cut it out. For the next part – the candles – use several different colored sheets of cardstock. Draw the candle and the flame, each candle or two a different color. Cut out the nine different candles and glue them onto the magnetic sheet. Then cut them out. And you’re done. You can stick these on the fridge and wait to see who notices them first or you can tell the kids about them. Either way, it’s the kind of toy that you make once and pack away until next Chanukah.

Menorah Magnets

Baking Cookies

Little kids love magnets and mommies like ideas that can be saved year after year, so this one will work for everyone.

Another fun Chanukah activity is baking cookies. There’s nothing wrong with picking up a pack of Chanukah themed cookie cutters from your local Judaica store, but last year we took it a step further and used a little man shaped cookie cutter to make Yehuda HaMaccabee cookies. The kids decorated the cookies by drawing a face and a kippah on his head. We made a second batch of cookies using a small dreidel-shaped cookie cutter – but before we baked them, we cut off the tops of the dreidels so that the cookies resembled a shield. Once baked, we used frosting to glue a shield onto each Yehuda HaMaccabee cookie. These cookies were a huge hit at our family Chanukah party.

You can make this in advance or with the kids, but the time it takes to make the menorah compared to how nice it looks is so minimal that you’ll start thinking about what else you can make with magnetic sheets and cardstock. That’s right. That’s all you’ll need. Pick up some magnetic sheets – they usually come in 8”x10” at your local crafts or office supply store and while you’re there, you can pick up some cardstock (which is really just hard paper) in a multi-colored pack.

Dancing Dreidels Buddies

Chocolate Gelt Hunt

You know how you buy Lego and then some more Lego and then all of a sudden you are the proud owner of a huge container of Lego? This is what you do – pull it out, all of it, and drag the box to the living room floor. Challenge the kids to build

Lego menorahs. Don’t impose restrictions like making the tallest menorah or using the most pieces, just leave it open-ended. That way no one gets frustrated, they get to use their creativity and at the end, everyone gets a few pieces of chocolate gelt anyway. It’s a win-win for everyone, conNovember 22, 2013

I really like projects that can be used year after year. When my kids were very young, I cut out a bunch of dreidels from blue and white foam, attached string and dangled them from the kitchen doorway – and I used those for a number of years. Now that the kids are slightly older, they like to be more involved. So this year

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we made hanging cardboard dreidels – and we didn’t even have to leave the house, all we had to do was look in our recycling bin.

Gather together a good pair of scissors and a few empty cereal boxes. Cut the large sides off the boxes and draw a large dreidel on each cardboard piece. Cut them out and let the kids collage the cardboard using glue and whatever you have around – old magazines, construction paper, tissue paper. Once the dreidels dry, you can collage the other side of the dreidel, but really, that’s optional. Doing just one side is fine. Afterwards, glue on some huge googly eyes and use cardstock to cut out arms and legs for the dreidel buddies. Punch a hole in the top of the dreidel, add a piece of string and beads and hang your driedel buddies in a doorway. They’ll dance whenever you walk by. Get creative with your kids, but let them take the lead. It’s a huge bonding experience, they learn that art is about the process and not the end result and remember, a little glue never hurt anyone. Jennifer Wise is a happy mommy of four and the art teacher at the Torah Academy of Jacksonville, Florida. She blogs at the crumbfactory. weebly.com.


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Fit And Trim

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By Tanya Rosen

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I’m Not Losing Weight Because… ere are some of the excuses I've heard

eating too much grilled chicken, and you can lose

Underactive thyroid. People with this condition

from people about why they are "not losing

weight even while having a small piece of cake here

have a very hard time losing weight, unless it is being

weight."

and there. It’s all about balanced meals and proper

treated with proper medication.

My metabolism is slow. Some people’s metabolism

portion sizes.

Good luck on your weight loss journey, and remem-

is slower than others’ but it is not a reason not to lose

ber to differentiate between those excuses and valid rea-

weight. One way to speed up your metabolism is to build

sons.

muscle. This can be accomplished by performing resistance exercises using weights, bands, or just your own

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Your bone mass. Take the thumb and pointer of one

ily is heavy. While genetics plays a role in your weight

hand and put it around the wrist of your other hand. If

tendencies, your lifestyle can outweigh (literally speak-

they do not meet, you are big boned. If they just meet,

ing) all that. What you eat and how much you exercise

you are medium boned. If they meet with some space

will be a stronger determining factor than what your par-

between them and the wrist, you are small boned. All

ents’ weight is like.

this does is it tells you what spectrum of the weight range

I’m building muscle. Many people mistakenly be-

you can be on. For example, if the average recommended

lieve that since they are lifting weights, their newly ac-

weight for a 5’2 woman is 110, a small boned person can

quired muscle will now add on significant weight. While

go as low as 100 while a big boned person can go as high

muscle can add on a little weight, it is not significant

as 120-125.

enough to stop you from seeing the results of your dieting efforts. I’m eating the wrong foods. There are no “wrong foods,” only wrong portions. Yes, you can gain weight

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Hormones. Before and during the menstrual cycle, a woman can weigh anywhere from one to four pounds more than usual. Other examples of hormonal changes include puberty, menopause, and changes due to medications.

Editor’s note: The author of “Sparks Alive” (The Magazine, 11-8) was C. Rosenberg. We apologize for the error.

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alk| 18 |Twenties Talk We love to hear your comments and thoughts. E-mail us at teens@jewishpress.com

Thought for the Week “The process of life, from youth to middle age to old age to death, is to create something beautiful – the soul.”

Appreciating The Everyday

What’s The Rush? By Chloe Haber A crash. Loud. I turned around Back to the corner from where I just left.

By Sara Ben-Zvi

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he founders of this country knew what they were doing when they made Thanksgiving a national holiday; somehow they knew there would be generations that would barely know the meaning of giving thanks – unless you disconnected them from all the things preoccupying them, sat them down, and made them think. Once you did, let me tell you, they wouldn’t be thanking you, at least not in the beginning. Unfortunately, we are a generation that could easily be called the “Granted Generation.” Everything is expected – and not just that it will be given, but it has to be the best quality and given in the shortest amount of time possible. When we do get all these “givens,” do we ever stop and say thank you? When you wake up in the morning, and see the sunlight streaming into your room, do you say thank you to the One Who deserves thanks the most? Thank you. Two simple words that are often forgotten, but when remembered can convey so much emotion. Let’s imagine how many things there are to thank Hashem for: One: waking up. Unfortunately, not everyone merits reopening his or her eyes at night’s end. The fact that Hashem has decided to grant me another day, even though I don’t deserve it is in itself miraculous and a prime example of His boundless kindness. Thank You; thank You so much for this precious gift of life. Two: sight. A quick Google search yields the information that much of the world’s population is either blind or visually impaired in some way. So when you are able to open your eyes and see, even if you need glasses/contacts, thank the One who makes that possible. Try closing your eyes and navigating through your daily life only seeing black – sometimes to make yourself appreciate something, you have to know what it November 22, 2013

means to lose it. So thank You so much for the vivid colors that make life all the more interesting. Three: space to call your own. I hate to sound like our mothers, but do you know how many people wish they had a roof over their heads, never mind actual furniture or closets filled with clothes? Thank You so very much for it all. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the right ones, and in this case, what might very well remedy the thoughtless ingratitude of today is nothing more than increased awareness. When you are about to complain about the seemingly endless amount of work you have, either from school or your job, pause for a second and say thank you for the fact that you have a job or that you’re bright enough to go to a regular school. Although it’s hard to imagine, today that are young girls like Malala Yousafzai being shot in the head just for daring to want what we take for granted. So thank You so much for giving me the blessings I have become so used to that I am almost desensitized to the fact that they are blessings and begin to regard them as givens. The Pilgrims of yesteryear were smart enough to thank God for a good harvest, and for sustaining them through the turbulent times, because they knew that it was He Who had sustained them and held (and holds!) the key to all future blessings. One of the reasons we study history is to learn from the past and not repeat its mistakes. Let’s also strive to emulate what history got right, and open our eyes so that we can live another, but less self-absorbed, more meaningful, happier day. Because when we stop to be thankful for all that we have, we realize all that we have. And that can only lead to happier, more fulfilling days, which I hope we hope we can fully appreciate.

I noticed a car in the middle of the street With something sticking out of its side. Coming closer, I stared in I shock At the man on the ground whom I thought had died. A mechanical sound Grinding, whirring The sound seemed to emanate from the radio of the abandoned car. “SIR ARE YOU ALRIGHT?!” screamed the driver frantically To the unmoving body lying in the street. “I was in a rush, always a rush, and I didn’t see him” And the grinding sound continued, no longer quietly. It was the man’s breathing He was flat on the ground, Not moving Until his leg starting twitching, shaking violently And the grinding got louder ‘til sirens drowned out the sound. They took him away The prospects were not good Blood pouring out of his mouth His heart faltered… and stopped. The car stayed in the street, A bike jutting out of the side Its rider hit. I watched and cried. A young man Went to school one day And never returned home that night. Another young man Was in a rush And could never again make things right.

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Funny Bones The following jokes were submitted by T. Gittler of New York City.

By Tzvia Ehrlich-Klein The Rishonim refers to a period in our history from about 4800 – 5200 (1040-1440 C.E.). 1. Can you name three Rishonim who lived in France?

What happened to the man who stole a calendar?

2. Can you name three Rishonim who lived in Germany?

He got 12 months.