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New Citywide Ferry Service to Set Sail a Month Ahead of Schedule
The highly awaited Rockaway ferry is expected to launch service a whole month ahead of schedule, at 5:30 am on May 1
he highly awaited Rockaway ferry is expected to launch service a whole month ahead of schedule, at 5:30 am on May 1, according to DNAInfo. The route will connect from the new dock at Beach 108th Street to Brooklyn Army Terminal and then finally to Pier 11 at Wall Street. This ferry is the first of the Citywide Ferry routes — now officially named NYC Ferry—to launch and the city’s second graders are eager to name the boats on the route, says Curbed NY. The price of a ride on this brand new ferry will be a reduced flat rate of $2.75, but will not provide free transfers to MTA buses or subways,
DNAInfo says. The Rockaway ferry, which is designed differently since it will be handling more turbulent waters, docked at Liberty Landing in New Jersey on Sunday so that it can receive the finishing touches, reported DNAInfo.
This ferry is the first of the Citywide Ferry routes — now officially named NYC Ferry—to launch and the city’s second graders are eager to name the boats on the route The South Brooklyn NYC Ferry line is set to launch June 1 and the Astoria route in August, while the other lines
(Astoria, Soundview and the Lower East Side) are scheduled for 2018, according to the Ferry’s website. "Rockaway residents have some of the longest commute times in the city,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press release regarding the news. "We promised we'd bring them our new NYC Ferry service first, and today we're delivering on that promise.” In a related development, it has been reported that the new ferries will sport monikers created for them by New York City second graders. After the votes were tallied in the citywide boat naming contest, the results revealed that the imagination of the second graders was in high gear. The sea faring vessels will be called Lunchbox, Friendship Express, Sunset Crossing,
Urban Journey, Waves of Wonder and McShiny, among others that have yet to be named. According to a report on Curbed. com, James Patchett, who heads up the city’s Economic Development Corporation that’s behind the new boats, told WNYC radio that he thought it was important for kids who live close to the ferry landings to feel some ownership of it. “They put a lot of thought into these names and they really took it seriously,” he said.
The Ferry Service and Economic Growth In early March of this year, Mayor DeBlasio’s office announced that the city would begin the hiring process for the first of 200 new jobs to be created
by the soon to be launched Citywide Ferry Service. All boats will now be docked, fueled and maintained out of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where an additional passenger stop also will be added starting in 2018. The new jobs include captains and deckhands. Jobseekers can apply through the City Department of Small Business Services’ WorkForce1 Centers, or at CitywideFerry.NYC, or through the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Employment Center. All jobs will pay the City’s Living Wage or higher, and provide comprehensive benefits. “For the price of a subway ride, Citywide Ferry service will connect
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APRIL 21, 2017
Bklyn Synagogue Robbed; Caretaker Assaulted on Last Days of Passover Edited by: JV Staff
olice are looking for two men that robbed and assaulted the caretaker of a synagogue residing in the building in Flatbush. Sources tell YWN that at around 5:00 am Sunday morning, April 16th, on the eve of the last days of Passover, two black males broke into the Chabad Shul on Avenue J and East 17 Street and proceeded to the third floor apartment. They broke the door down and assaulted a 45 year old victim – who is the caretaker of the Shul. He was hit with a broom stick and suffered a laceration to his head. His cell phone, computer and $300 in cash was taken. The NYPD was first called at
tion. Multiple crime detectives were on the scene as well as the Flatbush Shomrim who provided assistance in trying to gather video footage as possible evidence from the adjacent buildings and homes. Police tell YWN that there is no reason to believe that this was in anyway an anti-Semitic crime and have reason to believe that this is an isolated incident. Description of the suspects will be published when they become available. If you have any information According to published reports, on the eve of the last days of Local residents express concern about safety in their which can assist police, please Passover, two black males broke into the Chabad Lubavitch neighborhood after a gabbai was physically assaulted in the contact the Crime Stoppers Shul on Avenue J and East 17 Street and proceeded to the third early morning hours of April 16th, as two men entered the hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or floor apartment. They broke the door down and assaulted a 45 synagogue he was a caretaker of in the Midwood section of text CRIMES and then enter year old victim – who is the caretaker of the Shul. Brooklyn. TIP577, or visit www.nypdaround 8:00 am as well as Flat- taken to Maimonides Hospital condition. the crime seriously immediately crimestoppers.com. bush Hatzolah. The gabbai was where he was listed in stable The NYPD who are taking requested a Level 1 Mobiliza(YWN)
Paul Singer in Hot Water After Son “Copies” Rival Akzo Nobel in E-Mail Chain By: Boris Ruffian
G Gordon Singer, son of hedge fund owner Paul Singer (pictured above) works out of the London office of his father’s activist hedge fund Elliott Management. The younger Singer mistakenly sent what the Post referred to as a “friendly eyes” email to a rep from Dutch painting and specialty chemicals conglomerate AkzoNobel - a company that Elliot is targeting.
ordon Singer, son of hedge fund owner Paul Singer did what is every hedge fund employee’s worst nightmare-send confidential data to eyes that should not be in the know. Singer works out of the London office of his father’s activist hedge fund Elliott Management mistakenly sent what the Post referred to as a “friendly eyes” email to a rep from Dutch painting and specialty chemicals conglomerate AkzoNobel- a company that Elliot is targeting. Elliot Management had a covert plan in store to remove Antony Burgmans, the active CEO of AkzoNobel. The email contained privileged information about a special meeting where the plan
would be hatched. “We need to be ready to roll.” Singer wrote in the group email that he sent out on Tuesday. The plot to overthrow Burgman’s was hatched after it was determined that the CEO was blocking $26.3 billion dollar takeover bid from Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries. The original story of the leak has been reported in the Financial Times. The email contained instruction for future dealings with Azko and also instructed an employee of Elliot Management to alert PPG that the Elliot was requesting a special meeting to map out plans to move the takeover bid forward. One line in the email even placed Elliot Management under scrutiny with Dutch regulatory of-
ficials after an employee from Elliot responded to the email chain by stating that he was in the process of making arrangements for a compliance officer to join him on a call PPG “so there is no issue with getting cleansed to trade in the near future.” The “cleansing” referred to the swapping of information between Elliot Management of PPG regarding Akzo. In response to the leak, Akzo alerted the authorities to the leaking of “potential price sensitive information” to PPG. Akzo also requested in a press release that Elliot Management disclose its communications history with Akzo. PPG responded bitterly to the request, stating that “It would be preferable from PPG’s perspec-
tive if AkzoNobel would speak with us rather than about us.” The company also added that “there are currently no agreements or arrangements, in whatever form, between PPG and Elliot Advisors.” In response to the news that his job is under siege, Buchner is calling a meeting on April 19th with shareholder’s to describe why the Dutch company offers a better alternative than the U.S. based PPG. One shareholder, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Financial Times “I think Buckner has massively backed himself into a small corner. He’s hung his entire his entire future and career now on coming out with a message on April 19 that he can deliver more value than the alternative.”
Controversial NY Taxi King to Serve as Own Lawyer in Lawsuit Against Ex-partner By: Svetlana Poprinsky
charge pending against Tsitiridis is also accompanied by a lawsuit involving a failed Chicago cab operation Friedman and the complainant ran jointly. In spite of the written evidence that pleads the contrary, Friedman told Judge Judy Kim that he never threatened his ex-partner. Friedman claimed that the charges leveled against him were of a retaliatory nature. In their civil case, the two settled because a Judge forced a settlement. A criminal suit is
hese days, the rise of Uber is not the only thing that taxi king Gene Friedman has on his mind. The owner of 800 taxi medallions in New York City will also be serving as his own counsel in a lawsuit that is pending in Manhattan Court. The suit will address charges that the King threatened to kill his former business partner’s entire family. Friedman appeared in Court last Tuesday wearing skinny jeans, green dress shoes, and a windowpane blazer according to the Post. Friedman does have some appropriate credentials that will assist him in handling his case- he is a graduate of Cardozo Law School. The Assistant District Attorney assigned to Friedman’s case, Jamar Green asked that a protective order be issued in favor of Friedman’s ex-partner, Savas Tsitiridis. He also referred to the
Tsitiridis’s way of settling the outstanding score. He referred to the email as being tongue and cheek, not to be taken on its face. Instead, the words were referring to the ongoing civil suit involving their Chicago cabs. “If I said, ‘I think we let you survive,’ that’s as far as his business is concerned.” The Judge ultimately issued a protective order and released Friedman on his own recognizance. This is not the first time in re-
cent months that the controversial figure has made headlines. Friedman was forced to hand over 46 of his taxis last year to pay off his creditors and the state attorney general’s office appointed a trustee to oversee his businesses last year as well. The attorney general claimed that the King was not fit to oversee his own fortune. His 26-year old wife also filed for divorce, the custody battle is currently pending over their daughter.
Taxi King Gene Friedman will plead his case before a judge in a pending lawsuit against ex-partner
evidence against Friedman as being “quite alarming.” The prosecutor was referring to a call made on January 13 between Friedman and Tsitiridis. “Don’t f—ck with me, you know who I am, you know how I roll, I will kill you, your wife and your kids; maybe I will let you survive.”
The taxi king then sealed his fate in writing on January 16th, when he wrote: “Stop it and behave yourself and maybe we let you survive.” The complaint also makes note of a text sent to Tsitiridis’s phone “Just LMK where you gonna b2morrow whimp!” Friedman wrote. The aggravated harassment
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Brighton Beach Assemblyman Indicted in a $6.3 Million Narcotics Scheme By: Natasha Spyer
ost of us wouldn’t mind earning a few extra dollars on the side to remain above the water financially, but NYS assemblyman Alec Brooks-Krasny now finds himself in a legal imbroglio that he never hoped for. The assemblyman, who represented Brighton Beach along with other neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn, allegedly resigned from his post in the middle of 2015 because according to him, he could not break the law as other legislators do. Krasny found himself going back on his vow of propriety only months after leaving office. He was caught twice using official license plates even after promising to hand them over after his resignation. In a dismissive fashion, Krasny responded
to the ordeal by saying “I don’t know what to say….I just didn’t think it was a big deal.” Krasny claimed that he had been too lazy to properly wait on the DMV lines in order to trade in his government plates for new ones. The 59-year old former assemblyman became the CFO of a medical lab, a job he took in part because his salary eclipsed the $92,000 he earned as a public servant. Soon after Krasny would find himself doing the very thing that he professed never to do while he was in office-break the law. He enlisted the help of a crooked doctor named Lazar Feygin in order to carry out his plot. The doctor headed two of the clinics that Krasny oversaw as chief financial officer. The clinics in question include Parkville Medical Health
conspired with Quality Laboratory Services in Sheepshead Bay, which had done most of the drug testing for Brooklyn clinics Feygin managed. Krasny worked with the labs to erase evidence of alcohol consumption so that patients would get oxycodone prescriptions. The CFO also ordered fraudulent tests in order to get millions of dollars in false reimbursements. Krasny was not arrested along with 12 other codefendants as he was on vacation in Israel. However, the former politician According to published reports NYS Assemblyman Alec had been indicted on charges Brook-Krasny worked with labs to erase evidence of alcohol of conspiracy, health care fraud consumption so that patients would get oxycodone and scheme to defraud. prescriptions Feygin-70, alleged to be the in Kensington and LF services tween 2013 and 2017 according mastermind behind the scam was remanded and indicted on in Clinton Hill. The two facilities to officials overseeing the case. received an estimated $16 milAccording to the city Special over 200 counts of conspiracy, lion in fraudulent Medicare and Narcotics prosecutor Bridget grand larceny, and additional Medicaid reimbursements be- G. Brennan, Krasny allegedly raps.
Soros’ Sister-in-Law to be Sued by Weekend Butler for Alleged Abuse By: Kristina Stukalenko
ahied Mohammed signed on for more than he bargained for when he began working for Daisy Soros, the sister in law of George Soros. His former employer purportedly had her former black and gay butler sleeping on her floor while the billionaire shouted homophobic comments at him. Soros responded to her former butler's protests by saying that she had “money and I can treat people however I want” according to court documents. Mohammed began working for Soros, who had been married to the late Paul Soros in October of 2013 as her weekend butler according to the Daily News. Daisy Soros verbally battered and coerced the Trinidadian-born butler into sleeping on the floor on a foam pad that he brought from Costco. After
Daisy Soros had her former butler sleeping on her floor while the billionaire shouted homophobic comments at him. Soros responded to her former butler's protests by saying that she had “money and I can treat people however I want” according to court documents.
a year of putting up with Soros’ behavior, Mohammed eventually threatened to quit his job. At that point, Soros acquiesced and allowed him to sleep on a foam mattress on top of the bed, but not directly on it, the Dai-
ly News notes. The billionaire philanthropist, who ironically runs a fellowship program for immigrants to the U.S. and their children, allowed her polished and altruistic veneer to slip behind closed doors if we are to
believe Mohammed’s account of what he endured on the job. While making him more and more vulnerable to her maltreatment, she played on Mohammed’s sympathies by pleading with him to take into account her feeble health and age. “If you stay here, then maybe I’ll live a couple more years.” Soros allegedly said. Mohammed would live to regret his decision to remain her employee, as the verbal assaults grew more and more aggravated in their brutality as time went on. The suit he filed alleges that he was discriminated against on account of his sexuality and his race, two categorizations that are protected classes under New York City’s anti-discrimination law. “It made me feel like a slave,” Mohammed told the Daily News. “I couldn’t believe it was happening.” Soros continually targeted
Mohammed began working for Soros, who had been married to the late Paul Soros in October of 2013 as her weekend butler according to the Daily News.
he legal team of Reza Zarrab, which includes former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, is negotiating over the heads of the prosecution and the judge, in order to push for a resolution for the his charges. Reza Zarrab, 33, who is a wealthy and influential gold trader from Turkey, was charged with planning to infringe on the United States sanctions on Iran, according to The New York Times. Zarrab recently added former New York City mayor, Rudolph W. Giuliani and Michael B. Mukasey—former attorney general for president George W. Bush— to his legal team in order to negotiate the resolution of his charges. However, Mr. Giuliani, who is close to President Donald Trump, and Mr. Mukasey have gone over the prosecution’s head in order to
Erdogan stating that the prosecution has “malicious” intentions, says The New York Times. The New York Times reported that Benjamin Brafman, one of Mr. Zarrab’s lawyers, as well as the prosecution, had wrote letters to the judge, in order to question the other side’s approach toward the case. These letters clearly revealed Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mukasey’s role within the case as being potential conflicts of interest, according to The New York Times. The letters disclosed that Mr. Mukasey had told current AttorReza Zarrab, 33, who is a wealthy and influential gold trader from Turkey, was charged with planning to infringe on the United ney General, Jeff Sessions, and Mr. Giuliani had told the U.S atStates sanctions on Iran, according to The New York Times. torney in Manhattan, Preet Bhacase, according to The New York rara, about their intentional trip make this happen. to Turkey, states The New York Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mukasey Times. Since President Trump has Times. have met with Trump adminisAnother conflict that the lettration officials and have traveled been elected, Turkey and the U.S to Turkey to meet with the Presi- have been “warming” their ties, ters brought up, was the fact that dent, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who but the prosecution of Zarrab both Mr. Giuliani’s and Mr. Muis also heavily involved with the has been criticized openly by Mr. kasey’s law firm’s acted on behalf
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Giuliani Joins Legal Team of Turkish Gold Trader;Looks for Prosecution Deal By Eloise Albaret
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of banks which were victims of of the case, according to The New York Times. “Neither the government nor even the court most respectfully has the right to know precisely what their [Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mukasey ] role(s) are or may be in the future,” Mr. Brafman said while referring to attorney-client privilege. The office of Joon H. Kim—the new U.S attorney in Manhattan after Mr. Bharara was terminated by the Trump administration — sent a letter which confirmed that Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Mukasey visited Turkey “to discuss a possible disposition” of the charges and that they had “sought to meet other officials in the U.S. government outside of this office” in order to discuss a resolution for the case, says The New York Times. Both the prosecution and the defense have declined to comment on this issue of the case.
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Judge Overseeing Durst’s Missing Wife’s Estate Faces Ethics Probe By Hannah Hayes
he State Commission on Judicial Conduct may be mounting an investigation into the ethics of the Manhattan judge who is overseeing the estate of Robert Durst’s long-missing wife, Kathie. Kathie Durst’s sister, Carol Bamonte’s lawyer Bob Abrams has reported Surrogate’s Court Judge Nora Anderson to the commission for her refusal to look into their claims of conflict-of-interest. Kathie Durst was the first wife of the Durst, allege murderer and heir to a New York City real estate empire.
The declaration is needed in order for the family to file a $100 million wrongful-death suit against Robert Durst. According to The Post, “She vanished from the couple’s Westchester weekend home in 1982. Her former husband remains the only suspect in her disappearance and is currently awaiting a murder trial in Los Angeles over a friend’s 2000 death.” On Tuesday, April 11, Abrams
New York Magazine: Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News Edited by: JV Staff
ox News has decided to part ways with star host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, New York magazine reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources briefed on the discussions. O'Reilly said in an April 1 statement that he had been unfairly targeted because of his public prominence. Marc Kasowitz, O'Reilly's lawyer, said in a statement Tuesday that the television host "has been subSurrogate’s Court Judge Nora Anderson has been reported for jected to a brutal campaign of a potential ethics probe. character assassination that is sent a letter to the commission leaving the country home she unprecedented in post-McCarthat said that lawyer Charles shared with her husband. That thyist America." Capetanakis was appointed by date would boost the family’s Anderson as guardian to repre- claim that her husband killed sent and protect the interests of her. It is not known exactly Anderson ultimately ruled how Fox News will handle Kathie in a proceeding to have the date of Kathie’s death to O'Reilly's exit or whether her declared dead. The declaration is needed be Jan. 31, 1987. Abrams grew he would be allowed to in order for the family to file a suspicious of the report and say goodbye to viewers $100 million wrongful-death learned that Capetanakis had on the air, according to ties to Stephen Holm, an attorsuit against Robert Durst. the New York magazine The Post reports, “Capeta- ney for Robert Durst who runs report. nakis issued a report last month a foundation with Robert’s secrecommending that Kathie’s ond wife, Debrah Lee Charatan, date of death be set at Jan. 31, his letter says.Capetanakis’ firm It is not known exactly how 1987 — five years after she dis- and Holm were co-defendants Fox News will handle O'Reilly's appeared. Attorneys for Robert in a $10 million legal malprac- exit or whether he would be alhad argued for the same time tice lawsuit that was dismissed lowed to say goodbye to viewers frame. Abrams countered that in 2015.” on the air, according to the New the date should be Jan. 31, 1982 York magazine report. See Judge Overseeing Durst’s , page 36 — when Kathie was last seen Representatives at Fox News
Killer of Etan Patz is Sentenced to 25 Years to Life Pedro Hernandez, convicted for the 1979 murder of Etan Patz, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Fox News has decided to part ways with star host Bill O'Reilly (pictured above) following allegations of sexual harassment, New York magazine reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources briefed on the discussions.
and its parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc were not immediately available for comment. A representative for O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since April 11, declined to comment. A Vatican photograph showed O'Reilly shaking hands with Pope Francis after a general audience Wednesday, but it was not clear if the Pope knew who the television host was. The New York Times reported on April 1 that Fox and O'Reilly, a 20-year veteran of the conservative cable network, paid five women a total of $13 million to settle harassment claims. The
five women who received settlements either worked for O'Reilly or appeared as guests on his program, according to the New York Times story. O'Reilly said in the statement at the time that he had settled only to spare his children from the controversy. O'Reilly's show, The O'Reilly Factor, is the top-rated show on Fox News. According to ad-tracking firm Kantar Media, it brought in $147.13 million in advertising revenue in 2016. Twenty-First Century Fox's last fiscal year, which ended See New York Magazine, page 37
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edro Hernandez, the bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison, CNN reports. Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the six-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. Hernandez was previously tried for the same charges in 2015, but was spared a conviction when a lone holdout on the jury led the judge to declare a mistrial. "We, as New Yorkers and as a community of families all over the United States, were also changed forever. Through this painful and utterly horrific real-life story, we came to realize how easily our children could disappear, ripped away from us right in our own neighborhoods," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement quoted by CNN. See Killer of Etan Patz, page 37
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Harry Macklowe's Soon to be Ex Wants More than $1B in Divorce Settlement
1/3 of Garment District is Owned by 6 Landlords
By Eloise Albaret
By Charles Bernstein
eal estate developer, Harry Macklowe, offers his soon to be ex-wife half of his $2 billion estate and he thinks it’s the funniest thing, according to the New York Daily News. Macklowe, 79, couldn’t stop joking with reporters outside a Manhattan civil courtroom Tuesday, while dealing with his messy divorce with his wife, Linda Macklowe, 79, according to Pagesix. “As soon as this divorce is over, I’m getting remarried,” said the developer—who is famous for establishing properties like the 432 Park Ave. building, which is the tallest (1,396 feet) residential building in the Western Hemisphere, according to Forbes. Harry said he would offer her $1 billion just so she would sign the legal papers which finalized their divorce so he can marry his new girlfriend, Patricia Landeau, 62, —the president of the French Friends of the Israel Museum—according to Pagesix. The real estate businessman then gave reporters a show by reciting “wife” jokes, which he has been telling previously on the YouTube channel Old Jews Tell-
Real estate developer, Harry Macklowe offered his soon to be ex-wife half of his $2 billion estate in their divorce case. He is pictured here with new girlfriend, Patricia Landeau, 62, the president of the French Friends of the Israel Museum.
ing Jokes, according to the New York Daily News. Here’s one of his witty jokes, which is about a kleptomaniac named Sarah: “The judge says ‘Sarah, how could you do that. What did you take?' 'Just a can of peaches,' she says. ‘Sarah, you are going to jail for six nights,’ the judge declares. The husband stands up in court, ‘Your honor! She also stole a can of peas!’” Linda, who did not wish to comment, does not find her husband to be so funny and turned down his offer of half of his fortune, then served him with
divorce papers last June, says Pagesix. According to Pagesix, Macklowe left his wife for his girlfriend after “hiding” her in his 737 Park Ave. property. “It was no secret in the building that the woman was Harry Macklowe’s girlfriend, and she’s been coming and going for two years,” said a source from Pagesix. Pagesix reports that Macklowe, who appeared to be unbothered by the odds of losing $1 billion, said that Linda never laughed at his jokes—it’s hard to tell why.
he apparel industries in the Garment District say that they will be destroyed if the proposal by the de Blasio administration to rezone the area passes. The demise is already in progress by the looks of the current tenants in the area. According to Crain’s News, “Six landlords own one-third of the district’s 25 million square feet between West 35th and West 40th streets and Ninth Avenue and Broadway, according to brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield: The Chetrit Group, Empire State Realty Trust, George Comfort & Sons, the Kaufman Organization, Newmark Holdings and W.P. Carey. Their properties are filled with a hodgepodge of tenants, many of whom have nothing to do with the fashion industry. None of the landlords is on record opposing the rezoning, and none would really benefit from its key—and most controversial—aspect: the end of a 30-year-old regulation intended to protect manufacturers by requiring any office conversion to preserve or create an equal amount of industrial space.” Owning 2.04 million square feet, the largest landlord in the area is Empire State Real-
Start of 2017 Sees Bklyn Home Prices at Record Highs By: Anat Ghelber
The apparel industries in the Garment District say that they will be destroyed if the proposal by the de Blasio administration to rezone the area passes.
ty Trust. Its major property is located at 1400 Broadway, The 686,000-square-foot building includes apparel retailers Burlington Coat Factory and Kohl’s corporate offices. However, engineering and management consultant Mott MacDonald, marketing giant Interpublic Group, VeriFone Systems and small-business lender OnDeck lease the majority of the space. The area’s second largest landlord is the Chetrit Group with 1.28 million square feet of property in the neighborhood. Chetrit’s building located at 512 Seventh Avenue spans 502,960-square-feet , wand doesn’t have any major
fashion tenants to speak of The Levy Group, a manufacturer for Nautica and Vera Wang, relocated from 512 Seventh Avenue to 1333 Broadway earlier this year. 1333 Broadway is one of Empire State Realty’s properties. With the decrease in clothes manufacturing jobs in the district, the de Blasio administration says that it is inevitable that mix of tenants will become more and more diverse. In 1987, there were 30,000 apparel-related jobs when the current zoning rules were imposed by the city; over the last 30 years that number has fallen to about 5,100.
Rabbi’s Son to Bring $48M Condo Project to Harlem Church By: Natasha Spyer
ccording to first quarter sales reports from Brooklyn, anybody looking to purchase a home in that borough had better have deep pockets. The median sale price for homes there is at a record level. A year ago, a home in Brooklyn that would cost $662,431, will now cost &770,000, according to reports by Douglas Elliman. This is the third consecutive rise in median home prices in Brooklyn. Another example of this rise is the increase in average sale prices. They are now at a record high of $993,000, 25% higher than last year. The average then was $795,409. The reason behind this increase, according to Douglas Elliman is closings at new development condos, which is making houses more and more valuable. According to the Law of Supply and Demand, the more scarce a Supply becomes while the Demand remains High will lead to an increase in prices. The number of home sales has increased for the economic quarter with 2,800 homes sold, an increase of 46.4% from last year. All this is occurring while the listing inventory for homes has fallen 19.9%. this has made this the second lowest home inventory tracked in nine years and the fastest paced that the Brooklyn housing market has been in nine years as well. Some neighborhoods that
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I Some neighborhoods that have been the most popular for sales in general have been brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods (which has seen an increase in development closings) and North Brooklyn where anyone looking for an apartment will have to deal with average prices hovering around $1,108,135.
previous two quarters faded and people committed to buying now. New development closed sales soared upward as a number of large-scale projects began unit closings.” Corcoran further reported that not only did closed sales around the market increase 7% from last year, but that signed real estate contracts also increased 14% from last year as well. The neighborhoods that particularly saw this increase in sales were Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Dumbo and Downtown. However, going back to the point about Supply and DeAccording to the real estate mand, housing inventory for firm Corcoran’s sales reports, cheaper apartments and condo “Consumer sentiment im- re-sales has gone down, which proved as buyer hesitancy of the will make real estate pricier. have been the most popular for sales in general have been brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods (which has seen an increase in development closings) and North Brooklyn where anyone looking for an apartment will have to deal with average prices hovering around $1,108,135. Other places that have seen price increases for homes have been Central Brooklyn, with apartments selling for an average price of $636,544, an increase of 9% from last year. Median townhouse prices alone increased 12% to $795,000.
n 2010, a Brooklyn rabbi by the name of Milton Balkany served four years for attempting for a federal probe into illicit insider trading practices, leading to a plan that involved extorting $4 million from a hedge fund and later blackmailing SAC Capital Advisors to donate to two yeshivas and a pair of his favorite charities in exchange for immunity from being investigated. His father’s ill-reputed legacy has been inherited by the rabbi’s son, developer Levi Balkany will attempt to clean up the family name by redeveloping a Harlem-based church into a 46-unit condominium. Balkany submitted an offering plan for the project to the Attorney General’s office. According to the Real Deal, records indicate that the project will be located at 308 West 113rd Street and will have a projected sellout price of $47.5 million. The site has been vacated by Morning Star Pentecostal Chapel, which had been issued several vacate orders due to structural problems with the building. Bakany Jr. had also previously inherited a note on Caton on the Park according to the Real Deal. Caton on the Park was a condominium development site in Kensington Brooklyn that was eventually foreclosed upon. Balkany also announced plans to build a 37-unit residen-
Developer Levi Balkany is planning to remodel a Church on 308 West 133rd Street (pictured above) with a 46-unit condominium
tial building at 801 Washington Avenue in Crown Heights, currently home to a neighborhood Key Food. Balkany’s involvement in the condominium project comes at a time when the East Harlem condo market is experiencing a major boom. Tahl Propp Equities recently took over a project for a six-story building at 1325 Fifth Avenue, at East 112th Street. The company is planning to convert 71 current rental apartments into 150 condos. This is only the tip of the iceberg for Harlem, which may not be entering a new cultural Renaissance, but is certainly keeping up with the rest of the city as far as residential development is concerned. Karl Fischer Architect will be redeveloping 328-330 East 119th Street, Dean
Group LLC, and GF 55 Partners LLP will be taking on 240 East 118th Street and Bradhurst Development will be tackling 238 East 106th street. Julius G. Perry Architect in collaboration with the Addict’s rehabilitation center will be engineering an assisted living complex on 2015 Madison Avenue. According to records, Balkany’s mixed-used complex on 308 West 133rd Street will be 105 feet tall and include 46 apartments and a 2,600-squarefoot medical office. The Morning Star Pentecostal Church, which was housed at the site prior to Balkany’s development plans was ordered to vacate the premises after it was determined that the rear wall of the building was in danger of collapsing.
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Patrick Drahi & Cablevision to Go Public
By Hannah Hayes
P Bethpage-based Altice USA is planning for an initial public offering.
WaveDivision Holdings LLC is exploring a sale that its private equity owners hope will value the regional U.S. provider of cable TV, internet and telephone service at more than $2 billion, including debt. Altice USA became the fourth-largest U.S. cable provider after its parent company acquired Suddenlink in 2015 and Cablevision last year. It serves 4.9 million U.S. customers, according to the company's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.” Now that the IPO market is finally on the up and up, after a disappointing 2016, Altice is planning to take the step and list its US division. Earlier this year, Snap Inc., owner of Snap-
chat was able to raise $3.4 billion in an IPO. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and London-based private equity firm BC Partners are currently Altice USA’s minority shareholders with a combined owning of approximately 30 percent. Both companies are prepared to decrease their joint holdings. According to Fox’s source, the 70 percent stake owned by Altice in Altice USA is planned to stay in the possession of the parent company. On the US initial public offering for Altice, the banks serving as joint book-runners will include USJP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
UES Business Slowly Recovers After Long Awaited 2nd Ave Subway Opens By Rebecca Gold
fter the extended nightmare which was the construction of the Second Avenue subway line, businesses on the Upper East Side are slowly making a recovery. For close to seven years, construction equipment, dust and noise had flooded the streets between the upper 60s and upper 90s along second avenue, creating an atmosphere less than appealing for shoppers. Now that the dust has finally cleared, business owners that have remained open through it all, say that there has not been an immediate surge of interest in their restaurants and stores, but they are hopeful it will all be worth it in the long run. Dave Goodside, the owner of Café Beach, which opened in 1968 on Second Avenue and 70th Street, told AM New York, “We are now just starting to decompress from the reality that the subway is done.” Many entrepreneurs see the new transit system in the area as an opportunity to bring their businesses to the next level. AM New York reports, “During the construction period, the MTA and elected officials worked with residents and business owners to make sure they would lose as little revenue as possible. In addition to creating a community committee, newsletters and an information cen-
After 7 years of construction the Second Avenue subway line is finally finished, and businesses in the area remain optimistic.
ter between East 84th and 85th streets, the MTA set up signage around the construction zones and on top of sidewalk sheds that let New Yorkers know their favorite shops were still open.” The chairman of Manhattan Community Board 8 that oversees the area, James G. Clynes, told AM New York, “I think the MTA really helped us out with that. A lot of businesses benefitted from that extra signage.” Store owners still had significant difficulties, despite the extra assistance. Goodside had to reduce his menu and staff, aswell as remove his outdoor seating area during the construction. He explained, “We had to find ways to operate and keep that reduction as much as we can.” The MTA’s outgoing chief of capital construction Dr. Michael Horodniceanu admitted that the
agency didn’t do the best job of managing the flow of pedestrian traffic around the construction elements along Second Avenue. Last week, during a lecture at the New York Law School said, “We had to maintain, while we did all of these things, vehicular and particularly pedestrian traffic. We were very good — or better — at doing vehicular traffic. Not as good at doing pedestrian.” According to AM New York, “Goodside said he’s already started to augment up his cafe to welcome the new visitors off the Q train. He said he is planning on bringing a piano, adding extra menu items and returning the outdoor tables to the sidewalk.” He told the news agency, “People are walking back in the neighborhood, they are strolling along Second Avenue and enjoying the sights.”
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Wildenstein Family Mansion Sells for a Record $79.5M
By Mark Snyder n Tuesday, April 11, the Bethpage-based cable operator Altice USA, which was created by the Netherlands-based Altice NV acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, filed for an initial public offering that is looking to between $1 and $2 billion, according to Fox Business’ inside source. French billionaire Patrick Drahi is the founder of Altice, and by bringing his US cable empire public, he will have the financial backing for more acquisitions. Fox Business reports, “Altice USA will need all the financial firepower it can muster to be competitive for U.S. acquisitions with rivals Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp as a wave of mergers is expected to sweep the wireless and telecom sector. Potential acquisition targets for Altice, such as regional provider Cable One Inc , are trading at high valuations with takeover speculation baked into their stock prices, analysts say. Last week John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would acquire Alaska-based cable provider General Communication Inc for $1.12 billion. Reuters also reported that
roperty records that were made public on Wednesday, April 5, a townhouse in Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold for $79.5 million, the record highest price for a home in the borough. According to appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. the previous record for a Manhattan townhouse was in 2006 when the property at 4 E. 75th Street was bought for $53 million. For over 80 years, the billionaire art dealing Wildenstein family had their gallery at the 20,500-square-foot property they own located at 19 E. 64th Street. The government of Qatar signed a deal with the Wildenstein family in 2014 to purchase the limestone-clad building and
use it as a consulate. However, the day before the sale was scheduled to close, Qatar pulled out of the deal. The Wildenstein’s then relisted the property for $100 million. Bloomberg reports, “The building has three stories, accessible by elevator, and 20-foot (6.1-meter) ceilings, according to a description in a lawsuit brought by another would-be buyer. The plaintiff in that suit, Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries LLC, accused the Wildensteins of reneging on a verbal agreement to sell it the townhouse for $79 million after the Qatar deal fell through. The broker marketing the property for the sellers was Carrie Chiang of Corcoran Group. The buyer is a limited-liability corporation called 19-21 East 64 Holding LLC, according to the property records.”
The Wildenstein mansion located at 19 E. 64th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Guy Wildenstein next to Monet’s Villas at Bordighera. (Photo via wikistrike.com)
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NYC Tourism Bureau Launches Campaign Sid Jacobson JCC in LI to Sponsor to Increase Visitors from Mexico Fun Filled Israelfest in May By Rachel Shapiro
campaign has been launched in Mexico by New York City’s official bureau for tourism in an attempt to counteract President Donald Trump’s negative rhetoric towards the county and in turn win back travelers.
increase over the last few years. Mexico was one of the top 10 contributors of foreign tourist to the Big Apple in 2016, with a whopping 449,000 travelers from Mexico visiting the city. Crain’s News reports, “That number is an adjustment from projections a month before the presidential election that visits from Mexico and many other
Image of creative that will appear in outdoor advertisements across Mexico promoting New York City. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of NYC & Company)
To boost the enthusiasm of potential tourist about visiting the city, Mexico City’s Ministry of Tourism and NYC & Company have joined forces. Throughout the capital of Mexico there will be bus shelters and billboards stating that New York City "le da la bienvenida al mundo," welcoming the world. This extra encouragement is needed with recent projections predicting an over 6% decrease for 2017 of Mexican tourists visiting New York. This is a complete turnaround after
nations would grow. Oxford Economics, which conducts modeling and forecasting for NYC & Company, revisited the forecast in January and February and found a sharp reversal of tourist interest in the city. NYC & Company blames the president.” The city's tourism chief Fred Dixon said, "The macroeconomic conditions were mostly the same, but the one overarching factor that had changed was the geopolitical climate and the rhetoric."
During a phone interview with Dixon from Mexico with Crain’s, he explained that Trump's depictions of Mexican immigrants as "rapists" that bring crime and drugs into the United States "hit pretty hard here," and he is working on a city-to-city partnership with the mayor of Mexico City. Dixon said, "I think they were personally offended, I think it was an affront to them." In addition, the insistence by Trump to construct a wall along the Mexican border "sends a really negative signal." According to Crain’s “Mexican visitors spent more than $1 billion in New York City in 2015, an average of $2,315 per person per trip, according to NYC & Company. New York's tourists from Mexico are largely affluent leisure and business travelers who come repeatedly and shop heavily, the bureau said. Business groups from Mexico have canceled plans for conferences years out, Dixon said. Tourism industry groups are reporting a Trump-induced slump nationwide, blaming the president's travel ban and comments about refugees and undocumented immigrants for scaring off foreign visitors. Dixon's next worry is the possibility of ‘extreme vetting’ for visitors that involves handing over electronics and passwords. Dixon said, "That will be a major detractor from the United States as a destination, if that does come to be.”
‘Teach NYS’ Successfully Advocates for Nonpublic School Students Final NY budget to include $289 million in nonpublic school funding Edited by: JV Staff
each NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, secured a historic victory for nonpublic schools in the 2018 New York State budget, which allocates $289 million in nonpublic school funding, including a record-breaking $40 million for nonpublic school security. The final budget also includes $210 million for state mandated services, $25 million for technology, $7 million for immunization, and the creation of a new reimbursement program for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction funding. Teach NYS advanced STEM and security funding as a key priority for the 2018 budget, continuously highlighting the inequity in New York’s education system for nonpublic school students. On March 1, Teach NYS brought an unprecedented group of 600-plus students, parents, teachers, and lay leaders to Albany to urge New York legislators to increase funding for nonpublic schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the Teach NYS group and pledged his support.
On March 1, Teach NYS brought an unprecedented group of 600-plus students, parents, teachers, and lay leaders to Albany to urge New York legislators to increase funding for nonpublic schools. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (pictured above) addressed the Teach NYS group and pledged his support.
Teach NYS has been on the front lines of the fight for funding equity for nonpublic schools, forcefully articulating the important role these schools play in the state’s edu-
cation system. “We are extremely grateful to Gov. Cuomo, Leader Flanagan, Speaker Heastie, and the New York legislature for making STEM education and security for nonpublic schools a priority in this year’s final budget,” said Allen Fagin, CEO of the Orthodox Union. “Next year, children in yeshivas and Jewish day schools across New York will be safer, better educated, and more secure.” “This is truly a historic day in New York State,” said Mark Bane, President of the Orthodox Union. “All children deserve a quality education – regardless of what type of school they attend. This budget will go a long way toward ensuring that all children in New York State have the same opportunities for success.” “Teach NYS is thankful for the legislature’s and governor’s commitment to educating all our children,” said Maury Litwack, executive director of Teach NYS, “but most of all, we are indebted to our grassroots supporters who put in the hard work to make this historic budget a reality. This budget is proof that every person can make a difference.”
Israelfest, the largest community celebration of Israel on Long Island, will feature an exciting afternoon of family fun and activities for all ages. The event will take place Sunday, May 7, from 12:00-4:00pm, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.
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sraelfest, the largest community celebration of Israel on Long Island, will feature an exciting afternoon of family fun and activities for all ages. The event will take place Sunday, May 7, from 12:00-4:00pm, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Activities for both young and old will include everything from rides and inflatables, to dunk tanks and climbing walls. Arts and crafts, creating Hebrew necklaces, designing and flying Israeli kites are just some of the activities that you will be able to do. Israelfest will also feature a food court with tasty treats from Colebeh, Benny’s Pizza and The Green Olive. If you have never
eaten falafel, come have your first falafel with us! Israelfest is a collaboration of UJA-Federation of New York, Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center and more than 20 partner synagogues, Jewish educational institutions and Jewish youth organizations from across Long Island. This year’s event welcomes new sponsors TD Bank and Fairway Market. Admission and parking is free. Kosher food and Israeli products will be sold by vendors. North Hempstead Beach Park is located at 175 West Shore Road in Port Washington. For more information, visit www.sjjcc.org.
About Sid Jacobson JCC Sid Jacobson Jewish Com-
munity Center, in East Hills, and its surrounding campus, the Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp, in Old Westbury, provide a full range of cutting-edge recreational, health, fitness, educational, cultural arts and social services programs. Sid Jacobson JCC promotes Jewish identity and provides a comprehensive program based on Jewish values, traditions, heritage and culture and is committed to enriching the lives of all individuals and families in its community. For more information, contact the JCC at 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY, (516) 484-1545 or visit www.sjjcc.org. Sid Jacobson JCC is a beneficiary agency of the UJA Federation of New York.
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New Citywide Ferry Service to Set Sail a Month Ahead of Schedule millions of riders to jobs and homes all along New York City’s waterfront. As we prepare to launch this summer, we are focused on the finishing touches, and hiring captains, deckhands, engineers and maintenance workers who will operate these boats,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Construction is now underway on the Navy Yard ‘homeport.’ The 56,000 square-foot maintenance and storage facility will include berthing space for 25 boats, supplies and parts, and utilities, including a 40,000-gallon diesel fueling system. It will provide routine maintenance including exterior and interior cleaning, restocking of food and beverage items, fueling and basic repairs. The homeport pier is being elevated to comply with the newest FEMA flood standards. It will be fully outfitted by early 2018, enabling passenger service to an additional stop on the East River route between South Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Mayor de Blasio’s FY2018 capital budget includes funding for an additional boat to provide for service to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is undergoing its largest expansion in nearly 60 years. More than 7,000 people work at the Yard today, with that number expected to increase to 17,000 by 2020. Tenants at the Brooklyn Navy Yard are covering the majority of costs associated with constructing the new landing. With 20 vessels operating at
The route will connect from the new dock at Beach 108th Street to Brooklyn Army Terminal and then finally to Pier 11 at Wall Street
21 landings across New York City, Citywide Ferry will carry an estimated 4.6 million trips per year across six routes – providing a new and easily accessible transit option for traditionally underserved communities and where jobs and housing are growing rapidly. Several of those landings, including the Rockaways, are already being installed and the first of the new vessels being built at shipyards in Lou-
isiana and Alabama are set to arrive in New York Harbor this month. The Navy Yard will provide free shuttle service for area residents to the new ferry landing from its Cumberland gate, putting the service in reach of thousands of NYCHA residents at Ingersoll, Farragut Houses, and Walt Whitman Houses. “It’s official: Citywide Ferry is now hiring!” said New York City
In NYC, Claims of Discrimination Take 1.5 Years to Resolve By Rachel Shapiro
n 2016, at New York City’s Commission on Human Rights, discrimination claims increased 45.6%. Approximately 300 of the claims involved religion, race, citizenship and immigration status, while nearly all the increase could be accounted for by the citizenship and race categories. Crain’s News reports, “The commission believes the rise is attributable to several factors. For one, enhanced efforts allowed the agency to reach more people. Also, fewer victims appear to be seeking restitution through the federal judicial system and are instead turning to the commission for city-level resolutions. And a heated presidential race full of incendiary campaign rhetoric likely contributed to the increase, as well.” With the increase in the number of discrimination complaints, has come a slowdown in the time it takes to resolve them. Last year, it took the commission on average 536 days to reach a decision on a case, which was a 28% rise from 2015. In lateMarch, during her testimony before the City Council, commission chairwoman Carmelyn Malalis said that working harder for complaints to secure fair settlements is in part responsible
"More jobs, more ferries, and more local investment make for With 20 vessels operating a trifecta of 'ferry' good news," at 21 landings across New said State Senator Daniel Squad- York City, Citywide Ferry ron. "As a long-time advocate of will carry an estimated expanded ferry service and in- 4.6 million trips per year vesting in the Navy Yard, I look across six routes forward to the increased transportation options and job investment across the city. Thank tial to substantially improve our you to the City, EDC, and the community.” "Today is another fine exNavy Yard." “A more connected city – and ample of how our city uses its resources to support the economic needs of our residents. The Brooklyn Navy Yard's vision and mission for this ferry system not only creates alternative transportation methods for thousands of New Yorkers but it also provides much needed employment opportunities for residents of Central Brooklyn through the Workforce One Centers managed by NYC's Small Business Services. I want to congratulate all involved with seeing this project to fruition and look forward to continued prosperity throughout our great city,” said Council Member Construction of the Citywide Ferry Service boats Robert Cornegy. “We are excited to see the "Public transportation is such the jobs that come along with a vital service for New Yorkers it – are just on the horizon,” first wave of jobs being creatand I am happy to see the May- said Council Member Stephen ed with the launch of Citywide or expanding ferry service. Our Levin. “I applaud the Mayor Ferry Service. We applaud the water ways are a huge resource taking the challenge of trans- Mayor for taking the helm and there are so many oppor- portation and turning it into an when it comes to waterfront tunities that can be realized by opportunity. The new homeport development and the need for making greater use of them. I at the Brooklyn Navy Yard con- connecting millions of people look forward to continuing to tinues the trajectory of Brook- to jobs across Brooklyn,” said support working waterfronts lyn as a leader in innovation Andrew Hoan, President and that serve as hubs for industry, and inclusive economic devel- CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of innovation and job creation in opment. Whether it’s more jobs Commerce. our city,” said State Senator Vel- or better transportation options, Citywide Ferry has the poten- See New Citywide Ferry Service , page 38 manette Montgomery. Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett. “With our new homeport at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, we’re ensuring all 200 of these living wage ferry jobs are located here in the five boroughs. And once Citywide Ferry launches this summer, we’ll be connecting New Yorkers to even more good jobs in industries like tech and manufacturing all along the city’s waterfront.”
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Chart showing the number of additional complaint types in 2016. (Credit: NYC Commission on Human Rights)
for the slower resolution times. Malalis said, "The commission is dedicated to ensuring that complainants' recoveries— through settlement, conciliation or litigation—are equivalent to what they would receive if they chose to litigate their claim in state or federal court. As a result, the law enforcement bureau may choose to hold cases open longer to garner a broader impact. This has caused the case-processing time to increase, but it has also resulted in increased penalties and damages recovered, systemic policy changes implemented and more cases settled." It is true that the average cash settlement for a complaint has increased 223% from 2015 to 2016. In fiscal year 2016 the average was $34,775. In order to
keep up these efforts and speed up resolution time, advocates are asking for additional funding for the commission, specifically an extra $6 million in addition to its current budget of $11.4 million. Its allotment would then be closer to its inflation-adjusted 1991 level of $18.3 million. At the hearing in March, Nicole Salk of Legal Services NYC said, "After [Rudy] Giuliani [became mayor in 1994], there was a huge defunding of the commission. The commission has to be an institution again, especially at this time where the president of the United States is basically undermining the civil rights of so many groups. Due to the large numbers of cases now being filed, resources are stretched thin."
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Democrat Advances in Georgia's Trump Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Trump Referendum' Special Election Edited by: JV Staff
By: Kathryn Gypson
emocrats claimed a partial victory over President Donald Trump, as first-time candidate Jon Ossoff secured enough votes Tuesday in Georgia's traditionally Republican 6th Congressional District to advance to a June runoff election. The contest for the seat, vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, gained national attention as a referendum on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Vote tallies for the incredibly close race ran into the night as Ossoff told supporters the fight would go on if he did not secure the 50 percent+1 vote majority needed to win outright. “We have defied the odds, we have shattered expectations. We
“We've got progressive people very angry and worried about Trump's policies, and this is the only race that's on the national stage right now” are changing the world and your voices are going to ring out across this state and across this country,” he said late Tuesday. President Trump saw the close contest very differently, tweeting just moments later that “Despite
Democratic candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional Seat Jon Ossoff speaks to supporters during an election-night watch party, April 18, 2017, in Dunwoody, Georgia.
major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG ‘R’ win with runoff in Georgia.” The president weighed in on the high-stakes election earlier Tuesday, predicting “Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress. VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO.” In the hours before polls opened, Trump also recorded a last-minute phone appeal to district voters, saying “only you can stop the super-liberal Democrat.” But Ossoff had help from an extraordinary $8.3 million nationwide fundraising haul and an army of volunteers looking for an opportunity to beat Trump.
“We've got progressive people very angry and worried about Trump's policies, and this is the only race that's on the national stage right now,” Jen Cox, founder of the activist group Pave it Blue, told VOA at a rally last week. The special election was seen as an early test of anti-Trump sentiment and the president's ability to retain the loyalty of Republican voters. Activists and party donors still hurting from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss saw an opportunity in the traditionally Republican district that Trump won by only one point in 2016. Even though the Georgia 6th See Democrat Advances, page 37
resident Donald Trump has directed the National Security Council to review the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program and evaluate whether suspending sanctions “is vital to the national security interests of the United States.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed the review in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker Paul Ryan. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday the administration is conducting a 90-day review of the deal. "The president is directing the National Security Council to lead an interagency review of the plan and then evaluate whether suspensions, sanctions related to Iran … are in the vital interest of our National Security," he said. Tillerson said that as of Tuesday, Iran is complying with its responsibilities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which it agreed to in 2015 after negotiations with the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. “Notwithstanding, Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods,” Tillerson wrote. The JCPOA focused on Iran's nuclear program and allegations that it was working to develop nuclear weapons. The Iranian government repeatedly denied those accusations.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a shared press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
Low-level uranium enrichment allowed
only low-level uranium enrichment, and only so much of it, The United Nations as well as while also shipping out all of its individual nations, including the spent nuclear fuel, turning highUnited States, imposed economic er-enriched uranium into reactor sanctions on Iran in an effort to fuel, and converting a pair of nutry to get the country to aban- clear sites into facilities used for don any nuclear arms ambitions. peaceful research. Those sanctions badly hurt the Iranian economy, particularly Process set to limiting its ability to sell oil on the resolve disputes global market, and led to nearly The International Atomic Entwo years of hard-fought negotia- ergy Agency is in charge of montions before the two sides reached itoring the implementation of an agreement. the agreement, and a joint comIn exchange for relief from mission set up between Iran and the sanctions that targeted its the group of six world powers has nuclear activity, Iran agreed to been established to address any take a number of steps, including issues that come up. affirming that it will under no The JCPOA stipulates that if circumstances “seek, develop or either side believes the other is acquire nuclear weapons.” See Trump Orders Review , page 37 Iran is also allowed to conduct
ADL Poll Finds Americans Concerned About Violence Against Jews and Other Minorities Edited by: JV Staff
wo new public opinion polls commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reveal important trends among Americans in terms of their views of Jews and other religious minorities. The surveys reveal that while anti-Semitic attitudes in the United States have increased slightly to 14 percent, the vast majority of Americans hold respectful opinions of their Jewish neighbors. However, for the first time ADL found a majority of Americans (52 percent) saying that they are concerned about violence in the U.S. directed at Jews, and an even a higher percentage (76 percent) concerned about violence directed at Muslims. More than eight in 10 Americans (84 percent) believe it is important for the government to play a role in combating anti-Semitism, up from 70 percent in 2014. The polls, based on 3,600 interviews conducted in the U.S. in January and February 2017,
The ADL found a majority of Americans (52 percent) saying that they are concerned about violence in the U.S. directed at Jews, and an even a higher percentage (76 percent) concerned about violence directed at Muslims
and another 1,500 interviews in October 2016, were released as part of ADL’s ongoing research into anti-Jewish attitudes under the ADL Global 100, a project launched in 2014 that established a worldwide index of anti-Semitic attitudes. New data on four additional countries will be released in full later this spring. ADL has been polling on anti-Semitic attitudes in the U.S. since 1964 and has tracked a pronounced decline in anti-Jewish attitudes in the last 50 years. In the most recent installment of ADL’s Survey of Anti-Semitic Attitudes in the U.S., conducted in October 2016, the agency found that 14 percent of the population – approximately 34 million American adults – holds anti-Semitic beliefs. “We conducted two polls to ensure that we fully understood the mood of the country. The good news in this research is that today a large majority of Americans do not subscribe to common anti-Semitic stereotypes,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “It’s also encouraging that a record number of Americans are concerned about violence against the Jewish and Muslim communities, and are troubled at how intolerance has infected our politics. But it’s discouraging to know that Muslims and other minorities feel unsafe. Clearly, there is still a lot of work to do.” In addition to its attitudinal surveys, ADL also annually publishes an Audit of Anti-Se-
mitic Incidents in the U.S. That data is currently being compiled based on reporting from ADL regional offices around the country and information shared by law enforcement. The organization will release the 2016 audit later this month.
with 36 percent who said he did enough to discourage anti-Semitism. In the October 2016 poll, 68 percent said campaign rhetoric “decreased tolerance and respect for all races and religions.” Although only one-third of Americans (33 percent) think
President Trump is personally anti-Semitic, most believe he holds a variety of prejudiced views – with 59 percent saying he is anti-Muslim, 54 percent saying he holds racist views, and 53 percent saying he is anti-Latino. Overall, 62 percent of Americans are concerned the nation’s politics have become less stable, up from 54 percent in 2015.
American Muslims’ attitudes toward Jews and to their own place in American society. Thirty-four (34) percent of American Muslims hold anti-Semitic views, but that is far lower than Muslims in Europe, where 55 percent hold these views, and the Middle East/North Africa, where 75 percent hold anti-Semitic views. In a further sign of contrast, a majority of Muslims in those two regions hold unfavorable views of Israel, yet 50 percent of Muslim Americans polled had a favorable view of Israel. Six in 10 Muslim Americans say they are concerned about the possible rise of Islamic extremism in the U.S., and 51 percent believe Muslim leaders in the U.S. have “done as much as they should” to counter extremism. Another 39 percent say Muslim leaders “have not done enough to speak out” against Islamic extremists. Eighty-nine (89) percent of Muslim Americans are concerned about violence directed at them and Islamic institutions in the U.S., and 64 percent said that they do not believe the government is doing enough to ensure their safety. On a related point, while 72 percent of Muslims said they do not believe they need to hide their faith, 66 percent said they feel less safe in America since President Trump was elected.
This year’s poll is the first time the ADL Global 100 examined
• About half of Americans are familiar with the so-called
Several Jewish cemeteries across the United States have been the target of anti-Semitic vandalism in the last few months. Tombstones were toppled and hate filled graffiti was scrawled on them in this latest wave of visceral Jew hatred
Politics and the 2016 Campaign The January-February survey found broad concern about anti-Semitism seen during the 2016 presidential campaign, with most Americans saying Donald Trump should have done more to discourage it. A plurality of those polled (47 percent) said there was more anti-Semitism during the 2016 campaign than previously, and 49 percent said candidate Trump should have done more to discourage it, compared
“alt-right” and 62 percent consider this movement to be anti-Semitic. • Two out of three Americans (67 percent) support Latino immigration to the U.S. • 53 percent believe the U.S. has a moral obligation to allow more Muslim refugees to enter the country because of the threat the refugees face in their native countries, compared with 34 percent who say we do not have such an obligation.
More from the October Poll This poll found those who are the least educated and those who are the oldest in the population are most likely to hold anti-Semitic attitudes. This was consistent with past polls. Americans aged 39 or younger are remarkably free of prejudicial views.
Other findings include: • 31 percent of the American people believe that Jews are “more loyal to Israel than to America,” a finding consistent with previous polls going back to 1964. • 30 percent of Americans accept the anti-Semitic notion that the Jews “killed Jesus.” • One-quarter of Americans continue to believe that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust,” a finding consistent with previous surveys. See ADL Poll Finds Americans , page 36
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North Korea Policy Hits a Bump Due to US Strike Force Delay By: Brian Padden
nalysts say confusing or deceptive messages about a U.S. naval “armada” heading to waters off the Korean peninsula undermines the United States' credible threat of military force against North Korea. The White House and the U.S. military’s Pacific Command were not quite accurate in early April when they said the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was en route to the Sea of Japan to respond if needed to a North Korean provocation.
Delayed deployment The naval strike force is still far south in the Indian Ocean, where it was engaged in training exercises with Australia. The Pacific Command said on Tuesday the strike group will now proceed to the Western Pacific as ordered.
eral military strike to prevent or retaliate against a possible North Korean nuclear test on April 15, the birthday of the nation’s founder Kim Il Sung, that is often celebrated by a provocative weapons test. President Donald Trump said on April 12, “We are sending an armada. Very powerful.” North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test that weekend but instead held a massive military parade and attempted a missile test that failed. The perceived communications mix-up discredits some of the tough rhetoric coming from the Trump administration. “If you threaten them and your threat is not credible, it's only going to undermine whatever your policy toward them is,” said North Korea expert Joel Wit at the 38 North monitoring group, run by Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.
sending the Carl Vinson group Wednesday when he addressed American military forces aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier undergoing maintenance in Yokosuka, Japan. Pence instead repeated stern warnings to Pyongyang that he made earlier in Seoul and Tokyo,
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Choe Ryong Hae, vice-chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party, arrive for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Commandos march across the Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder, April 15, 2017.
not to test America’s resolve. He again referenced Trump’s decisions to launch missile strikes in Syria and Afghanistan, and said the United States is fully prepared to use military force if needed. “Those who challenge our resolve or our readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any challenge and use conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response,” the vice president said.
Korea policy The earlier reports of the U.S. Vice president’s carrier group moving toward stern warnings The U.S. policy on North Korea raised concerns that Vice President Mike Pence Korea as articulated by the vice Trump might launch a unilat- did not mention the delay in president is to use the threat of
France Foils Pre-Election Terror Attack French security services arrest two men accused of plotting an attack, five days before presidential election By: A7 Staff
rench security services on Tuesday arrested two men accused of plotting an attack, just five days before the first round of the presidential election, AFP reports. The men were arrested in the southern city of Marseille by agents from France’s domestic intelligence agency, according to the news agency. French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was to be carried out in the “next few days” by the two men, aged 23 and 29, who are known to be “radicalized”. He gave no further details on the nature of the plot. France has been rocked by a wave of deadly jihadist attacks which began on January 2015 and have killed more than 230 people. The country remains on high alert. Last month, French authorities arrested four members of a family as part of a preliminary investigation in connection with a plot to carry out an attack Prior to that, French police
French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was to be carried out in the “next few days” by the two men, aged 23 and 29, who are known to be “radicalized”.
arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand. In February, French police nabbed four members of an alleged terror cell believed to have been planning a suicide bombing in Paris. On April 9th, it was reported that France expelled Swiss Islamist preacher Hani Ramadan who posed "a serious threat to
military force to increase pressure on Pyongyang to unilaterally dismantle its nuclear and missile arsenals, and to urge China, for the most part, to take stronger measures to force its economically dependent ally to capitulate or face total collapse. For this policy to be effective the threat of force must be cred-
public order", the interior ministry said, according to AFP. Ramadan, brother of Tariq Ramadan and whose grandfather founded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested in Colmar, eastern France, while attending a conference, the report said. He was "known in the past to have adopted behavior and made remarks which pose a seSee France Foils Pre-Election , page 37
ible, said analyst Bong Youngshik with the Yonsei University Institute for North Korean Studies in Seoul. “Without taking the risk of military action on the Korean Peninsula you cannot really dissuade the leadership in Pyongyang from continuously pursuing and possessing nuclear weapons and missile programs,”
he said. However, Northeast Asia analyst Daniel Pinkston with Troy University in Seoul, said this policy of increased military pressure is not only weakened by mixed messages over deploying a naval strike force, but also by widespread opposition among important allies such as Japan and South Korea. “They are not going to support some military adventurism to take a gamble with the execution of some preventive military operation against North Korea. It’s just not going to happen,” said Pinkston. For all its provocative missile and nuclear tests the Kim Jong Un government has not yet attacked another country. If the
Trump administration were to launch a preemptive or preventive strike against North Korea under the current conditions, Pinkston said, it would likely lead to disastrous results: drawing the region into war, terminating regional alliances, and isolating the United States in the U.N. Security Council. Despite the tough rhetoric there have also been contradictory statements coming from other Trump administration officials who have downplayed the possible use of force. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Sunday said, “It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully."
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Holocaust-Era US Visa Applications Found in Amsterdam Family from Amsterdam which submitted applications to flee Nazi genocide perished in the Holocaust Edited by: JV Staff
n electrician from the Netherlands discovered during repair work a suitcase containing visa applications to the United States that Holocaust victims filled out 76 years ago. The electrician, Guus Braam, and the owner of the home where he discovered the suitcase wrapped in newspaper inside a crawl space, gave the objects to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam suspecting it “must have something to do with the war,” Braam told the daily, which published an article on the find Sunday. After a locksmith opened the suitcase, researchers at the museum traced it back to the Redlich family, a household of two parents and their two sons, Peter and Gunther, who fled Hamburg in 1938 for Amster-
Peter was arrested during a raid in Amsterdam and sent to a concentration camp in the Netherlands and from there to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria
Turks Approve Referendum Strengthening Presidential Powers By: Dorian Jones
urkey's ruling party has claimed victory in a referendum granting broad new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, authorities announced late Sunday. With 99 percent of the ballots counted, official Turkish media placed the "yes" vote at more than 51 percent, and the "no" vote at just under 49 percent. The head of Turkey's electoral board later confirmed those results and said official tallies would be released within the next 12 days. Erdogan told cheering supAfter a locksmith opened the suitcase, researchers at the porters outside his official resimuseum traced it back to the Redlich family, a household of dence in Istanbul that the "yes" two parents and their two sons, Peter (pictured above) and camp had secured 25 million Gunther, who fled Hamburg in 1938 for Amsterdam votes - 1.3 million more than dam. The Redlichs, who owned the Jewish Historical Museum, those cast by opponents of the a raincoat factory, all perished in the report also said. sweeping changes. He also said Peter was arrested during a the referendum had ended the Holocaust. The suitcase found on Sta- raid in Amsterdam and sent Turkey's decades-long histodionkade Street in southern to a concentration camp in the ry of military intervention in Amsterdam contained money, Netherlands and from there to government. Peter’s high school report card, the Mauthausen concentration his picture, a notice of his death camp in Austria. He died there, at the age of 19 in a concentra- like 60 percent of the 199,404 "For the first time in the tion camp in Austria, and visa prisoners who passed through history of the republic, we applications for his parents and the camp, including 38,120 Jews. are changing our ruling His parents were deported to brother, among other objects. system through civil The report did not say whether the Westerbork concentration politics" the Redlichs ever received an camp in 1944 and murdered there in February. His brother answer to their application. The suitcase and its contents "For the first time in the See Holocaust-Era US , page 36 will go on display on April 20 at history of the republic, we are changing our ruling system through civil politics," he said in a brief address. The yes vote means the Turkish parliament will be largely
Moscow Jewish Community to Gather for Festival Despite US/Russia Tensions
Edited by: Chabad Staff
R Keynote speakers at the conference will include Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar
of Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG); American musician Joshua Nelson; film director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is artistic director of The Gogol center in Moscow; acclaimed Russian writer Eduard Uspensky; world-leading Kaballah teacher Eliyahu Yardeni, who heads the Moscow Kabbalah Center; Nazi hunter and historian Ephraim Zuroff; and Limmud FSU President Aaron Frenkel. The conference will also celebrate the centennial of the Habima Theatre, Israel’s national theater and one of the first Hebrew-language theaters, which launched in Moscow in 1917. Attending to commemorate the 100th anniversary will be acclaimed Israeli actor Shmuel Atzmon-Wircer, Israeli theater and film composer Avi Benja-
min, and Russian-Israeli Habima actress Evgenia Dodina. This Limmud FSU Moscow is made possible by its team of local leaders and volunteers, including Limmud FSU Moscow Project Manager Anna Adamskaya, Mikhail Libkin, Alexandra Livergant, Alexander Piatigorskiy, and others.
About Limmud FSU: Limmud FSU is a nonprofit founded 10 years ago by Chaim Chesler, former treasurer of the Jewish Agency, and Sandra Cahn, a philanthropist from New York. Since its inaugural conference in Moscow in 2006, Limmud FSU has created an independent educational and communal network of annual conSee Moscow Jewish Community , page 36
Supporters of the "Yes" vote, wave flags during celebrations in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
sidelined. The prime minister and Cabinet will be abolished, and ministers will be directly appointed by the president and accountable to him. The president also will set the budget. The constitutional amendments also end the official neutrality of the president, allowing him to lead a political party. The president will have the power to dissolve parliament and declare a state of emergency, while enjoying enhanced powers to appoint judges to the high court and constitutional court. The referendum has divided the nation, with both supporters and opponents arguing that the future of the country is at stake.“I voted no,” said one man in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul, where voting was brisk earlier Sunday. “There is no such constitution in the world like the one they present to us. It is not republic, it is not democra-
cy, it is nothing. All the power is united in one person. Let's assume this president is a good person, but what about the next one? Anyone can use this power in a very bad way.” The Istanbul Kadikoy district is a traditional stronghold of opponents of Erdogan, who has been in the forefront of campaigning for the change. “I voted for our future. I don't want a one-man regime,” another woman said. “Whether it is functioning well or not, we at least have a separate legislative, judiciary and executive powers. I want this system to continue.” But Erdogan supporters were enthusiastic about the proposed constitutional changes. “I voted yes, yes! For the benefit to my country,” one voter said. Erdogan insists the reforms will create a fast and efficient See Turks Approve Referendum , page 38
Rabbi Dies of Wounds After Brutal Attack in Ukraine
Edited by: JV Staff espite high tensions between the United States and Russia, Moscow’s Jewish community will gather for the largest-ever festival for Russian-speaking Jews in the former Soviet Union. More than 2,500 will attend Limmud FSU’s 11th conference in Moscow, April 20-23. Keynote speakers at the conference will include Russia’s chief rabbi, Berel Lazar and Israel’s minister of justice, Ayelet Shaked. The event will include more than 250 workshops, roundtables and activities for children, and 12 lectures each hour on topics ranging from Jewish history, to politics, to cooking, and more. “The expected record turnout is evidence that Jewish life is thriving in Russia,” said Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler. “It warms my heart to see how proudly and openly Russian’s Jews celebrate their Jewish identities, which they have worked hard to define for themselves in the years in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union. Moscow’s Jewish community is here to stay.” Other speakers and presenters at the conference will include Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren; former Israeli Ambassador to Russia Dorit Golender, who is vice president
APRIL 21, 2017
abbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who served as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and Israel, passed away last Shabbat in Jerusalem as the result of injuries sustained last October in an anti-Semitic attack in Ukraine. He was 64 years old. Deitsch had been active in strengthening Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for many years, and was a central organizer of hospitality and programming at the burial site of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in Haditch, Ukraine. He was attacked at the central train station in the city of Zhitomir after spending Rosh Hashanah in Haditch. The rabbi was discovered the morning after the attack and was admitted to the intensive-care unit at a regional hospital, where he was diagnosed with multiple head injuries and brain trauma. Deitsch underwent emergency surgery in Zhitomir while the victim’s family in Israel urgently worked with the Israeli government and emergency-services organizations in Jerusalem to arrange an airlift to Tel Hasho-
According to local press reports, two men and two women from the Carpathian Mountains region attacked Deitsch, 63, near the central train station in Zhitomir on the night of Oct. 6, or in the early hours of Oct. 7. They then fled the city with the rabbi’s cell phone and cash, leaving him bleeding and unconscious under a bridge near the station. The suspects returned to the city a week after the attack. The rabbi had been in a coma since the time of the attack, and his condition began to deteriorate in recent weeks. Rabbi Menachem Mendel He is survived by his wife, Deitsch, who served as a Shterna Sara; and their children, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Menouha Friedland, Auberin France and Israel, passed villiers, France; Rabbi Shnieur away last Shabbat in Zalman Deitsch, Minsk, Russia; Jerusalem as the result of Mrs. Chana Appelbaum, Migdal injuries sustained last October HaEmek, Israel; R’ Yisroel Dein an anti-Semitic attack in itsch, Jerusalem; R’ Levi YitzUkraine. He was 64 years old. chok Deitsch, Jerusalem, YehuThe rabbi was discovered the dis Fradkin, Rechovot, Israel; R’ morning after the attack and Yosef Eliyahu Deitsch, Krayot, was admitted to the intensiveIsrael; and Shlomo Yehuda, care unit at a regional Shmuel, Yocheved and Dovber. hospital, where he was He is also survived by his diagnosed with multiple head brothers: Rabbi Chaim Sholom injuries and brain trauma. Deitsch; Rabbi Shneur Zalman Deitsch; and Rabbi Moshe mer hospital in Ramat Gan. Later that month, it was re- Deitsch. The funeral took place on ported that the police in Ukraine arrested four suspects for the Sunday in Jerusalem. brutal beating and robbery. (CHABAD.ORG)
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Auschwitz Violins and the Jewish State Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home By: Valerie Greenfeld
he sound of the violin awakens the soul. Its cry mirrors the suffering of the Jewish people and yet it also gives us hope. Much like Hatikva, Israel’s national anthem, its emotional qualities resonate throughout centuries of suffering that the Jewish neshama (soul) has endured, yearning to return home, to Israel and the hope of our redemption.
Weinstein stated, “for me the violin symbolizes voices from the past. The sounds of six million names, whose voices we won’t be able to hear. A monument of sounds for all those whose voices were silenced.” Listening to the cries of a Holocaust violin evoked images and emotions of ghastly pain that slowly restored the resilience of a people who will never relent to evil. Tears filled the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C., as 18,000 people were touched by the sound of a Holocaust violin played by Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli who specializes in restoring violins from the period. As a memorial, Weinstein stated, “for
me the violin symbolizes voices from the past. The sounds of six million names, whose voices we won’t be able to hear. A monument of sounds for all those whose voices were silenced.” Each violin has a story, a history, a surviving spirit. Weinstein explained that one of his violins was in a “railroad car on the way to Drancy or Auschwitz. During the journey, the owner threw the violin out the window and shouted, ‘Catch it, because it won’t have a chance in the place where I’m going.’” Eventually, the violin found its way to Weinstein for repair. After a bow scraped the strings creating sounds for dying Jews in concentration camps, how could it ever truly be restored? How could dust of death that seeped deep inside the wood change the depth of its sound? What kind of intense emotion may be evoked as the living instrument pierces through the heart of a generation of lives lost? Yet, The People of the Book continue blooming each spring from the depths of destruction commemorated by Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron, to the rejoicing of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day – because by the grace of God, we survive. Israel lives.
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of the Bible in Washington, D.C. opening in September 2017. Proof that Jews lived in the holy land during the period of the March of the Living trip to PoSecond Temple, the first century land where tens of thousands of B.C.E. is a piece of Hebrew parchpeople will march silently bement containing passages from tween Auschwitz and Birkenau, the story of Jacob who was going the largest Nazi concentration to meet his brother, Esau (Genecamp of World War II. The sentisis 32:3:6), as written in the Dead ment “never again” is intrinsically Sea Scrolls. felt by the next generation who Coins from the Bar Kokhba revolt, in 132 C.E. prove that Jews remained living in Israel after the Second Temple fell to the Romans. Even though Roman General Julius Severus banned the Jews from Jerusalem, Jewish symbols on the coins depicted the Holy of Holies, the Ark of the Covenant and the inscription “For the Freedom of the Jerusalem,” dating from 132/133 C.E. proving their existence in Jerusalem. At this point, the Romans, like some modern Islamists, attempted to erase the connection between the Jews and Jerusalem by renaming the city Aelia Capitolina and building over the ruins Tears filled the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. this year of Jerusalem. Emperor Hadrian as 18,000 people were touched by the sound of a Holocaust changed the name Judea to Syria violin played by Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli who specializes in Palaestina. restoring violins from the period. For over 2,000 years, no matter where a Jew lives, the focus of will shoulder this responsibility, Jewish Presence his prayers has always faced eastas they march to try to compre- in Israel Spans ward, towards Jerusalem. Like a hend the indescribable. High Thousands of Years school students’ presence bears The State of Israel was re-born GPS system, the Jewish soul seeks testament that the Jewish people in May of 1948, but the Jewish the path to be close to holiness survived and are alive and well. people made the land their home where it unites with its Creator, at In fact, Israel is not only sur- for 3,000 years before this time. the Holy Temple. Psalm (137:5) viving, but flourishing, as the Physical proof of this fact will cautions, “If I forget Jerusalem, only democracy in the Middle be exhibited inside the Museum then let my right hand forget its
own strength.” Jewish identity is directly and inexplicably connected to Jerusalem and by remembering this holy place, Jews embrace their inner essence.
For over 2,000 years, no matter where a Jew lives, the focus of his prayers has always faced eastward, towards Jerusalem From generation to generation for thousands of years, Jews remain steadfast in their longing for the return of all Jews in exile to their homeland. We pray three times a day facing Jerusalem, beseeching our return to Zion. At the end of the Passover Seder, we exclaim, “Next year in Jerusalem!” and at the chuppah, one of the most joyful moments of our lives, we remember our yearning to return to Jerusalem. Only then will the Jewish people be at one with God. The sound of the Holocaust violin is the collective soul of the Jewish people crying out in pain and gratitude to Jews who have suffered for the right to self-determination and freedom. If those violins could find their way from Auschwitz to Israel, then there is hope for the Jewish people in exile to find unity and be redeemed and restored, as well. Am Yisrael Chai! (AISH.COM)
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Transportation Minister: Israel Represents Voice of Jewish History
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By: Andrew Friedman
ransportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said last Wednesday that Israel had no choice but to respond to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assertion last Tuesday that “someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” “As a Jew, as the son of Holocaust survivors, as a minister in the government of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people, 72 years after the Holocaust ended and two weeks before Holocaust Memorial Day, I couldn’t not respond. We, the Israeli government, had to demand an apology or for Spicer to resign. He apologized, and it’s good that he did,” Katz told Army Radio. Asked whether he felt Spicer was lying or simply uninformed, Katz referred to Spicer’s subsequent clarification that Hitler did not use poison gas “on his own people” and said the comment either meant that the Jews do not represent a nation, or that they are not human beings. So we had to respond… As a minister in the government of Israel, I said that in this situation, despite our close ties [with the United States] and despite the close alliance between our countries, and despite the for-
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said last Wednesday that Israel had no choice but to respond to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assertion last Tuesday that “someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” – Photo Credit: Hillel Maeir
eign aid we receive from the United States – that said, sometimes there are moral issues that take precedence over political considerations. There are some responsibilities that we cannot let pass. “I felt the need to represent the 6 million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust – [the planned, systematic attempt to exterminate an entire people] has no parallel in history… We must make that clear,” he added. Katz also noted Israel’s strong support for the Trump administration’s Tomahawk missile attack on Syrian positions follow-
ing the chemical attack, saying Jerusalem was the first capital in the world to offer support for the attack and calling the move an important statement not only to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but also to Syrian allies Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. “At the same time, the moment a statement like (Spicer’s) is made, it makes no difference that we are a small country and the United States is a superpower. We represent and we are the voice for all of Jewish history,” Katz said. (TPS)
Jews Celebrate Passover on the Temple Mount By: A7 Staff
eventy-five parents and children from the Samarian town of Har Brakha ascended the Temple Mount on Sunday morning. "The children woke up very early in the morning - before the sun even rose," the organizers told Arutz Sheva. "They were very excited to join their parents and to celebrate Pesach (Passover) on the Temple Mount. "We are meriting to ascend the Temple Mount in a large group of both children and adults. We will see the place where our Holy Temple once stood, and fulfill the Torah commandment to make a pilgrimage during the Pesach holiday. "Thanks to the local police, the visit went smoothly and well, as is fitting for a visit to such a holy place." The group in question has been visiting the Temple Mount during the holidays of Pesach and Sukkot for the past ten years, and intends to continue doing so, while paving the way for other Israelis to do the same. Rabbi Gur Golan, who was also one of the group's leaders, said, "We were excited to see tens of thousands of Jews making their way to the Western Wall plaza this holiday. May we merit to see the same on the Temple Mount, with the rebuilding of our Holy Temple speedily in our days."
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resident Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Netanyahu and a list of Israeli leaders offered uniform condemnation for an opinion column, published Wednesday in the Hebrew-language Haaretz daily, comparing national-religious Jews to Hezbollah and warning that Orthodox Israelis who are loyal to the State “are coming [for us]. In a moment, they will break down our door.” The article, entitled “More Dangerous Than Hezbollah” by left-wing commentator Yossi Klein, said “the national religious are dangerous. More dangerous than Hezbollah, more than drivers who commit car-ramming attacks or kids with scissors. “You can kill Arabs, but you can’t kill them,” Klein lamented. The political echelon was quick to respond. Liberman called for a boycott of Haaretz, while Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid called the column “anti-Semitic.” Writing on Twitter, Rivlin called the national religious community “part and parcel of this land [of Israel]” with deeper roots in the country than many other constituencies. “Klein’s column was [nothing more than] defamation that ex-
President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Netanyahu and a list of Israeli leaders offered uniform condemnation for an opinion column, published Wednesday in the Hebrew-language Haaretz daily, comparing national-religious Jews to Hezbollah and warning that Orthodox Israelis who are loyal to the State “are coming [for us]. In a moment, they will break down our door.”
poses a vast hatred and undermines any capacity to dialogue or criticize,’ Rivlin wrote. Zionist Camp Chairman Yitzhak Herzog compared the column to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s election day warning that “Arabs are going to the polls in droves.” Only the left-wing Meretz Party refused to condemn Klein, with MK Tamar Zandberg writing that she “would be more excited by the nationalist shock over Klein if Bennett or [Netanyahu] — you know what, [Herzog] or Shelly Yachimov-
itch — would tweet when leftists are called traitors or chicken shit.” Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennet and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they had received calls from the families of fallen IDF soldiers complaining about the comparison. Klein, for his part, doubled down Thursday on the article, telling Army Radio that he has “nothing to apologise for.” Asked about his repeated use of the phrase “they, his assertion that See Haaretz Writer Doubles , page 36
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Seventy-five parents and children from the Samarian town of Har Brakha ascended the Temple Mount on Sunday morning.
In a related development, over 25,000 Jews visited the Patriarchs' city of Hevron over Pesach (Passover). The visitors toured various historical sites in the city, enjoyed the "Lagaat Banetzach" (literally, "to touch eternity") exhibit, and were even able to visit rarely-open sites, such as the grave of the first Biblica Judge, Otniel ben Knaz and the ancient "Kasbah" neighborhood. Hevron Jewish Community Spokesman Noam Arnon said that despite having to cancel the main event due to forecasts of rain, people flocked to the city in droves. "Thank G-d, this year we merited to see complete families, from all sectors of Israeli society: secular, traditional, and religious," Arnon said. "This is part of our goal: to emphasize
Hevron's tourist sites and attractions, which are appropriate for the entire family." Last Thursday morning, Israelis from all over the country came to Hevron for the morning prayers. Hevron Jewish Community Leader Uri Karzen said, "There is a constant increase in the number of visitors who come to Mearat Hamachpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) and the Jewish community in Hevron. "We are looking forward to the event which will mark 25 years since the liberation of the Cave of the Patriarchs. Various ministers, Knesset members, and public figures will participate in the event, and we will host a musical performance and famous artists. We will also hold a special ceremony honoring the area's first Jewish settlers." (INN)
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US Baby Boomers Travel to Israel in Largest Ever UJA Mission Edited by: JV Staff
ou’re never too old to try something new. That’s why nearly 50 Baby Boomers from across greater New York City will travel to Israel for the very first time April 29-May 5 to celebrate the Jewish state’s 69th Independence Day and to mark the UJA-Federation of New York’s century of supporting the Jewish community and Israel. The Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 during the post-war years of America’s economic surge, will be embarking on their maiden journey to Israel as part of the largest UJA-Federation mission to Israel in years, the William Rosenwald Mission, featuring 300 visitors on a multi-track trip (http:// uja100trip.org). “The Baby Boomer’s Overview of Israel” will see historic places like Jerusalem’s Old City, Tzfat and Ceasarea, cultural sites like the Museum for the History of Society and Democracy in Israel at Tel Aviv’s Yitzhak Rabin Center and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek and Nachalat Binyamin. Among the Baby Boomers will be sisters Sandra Hellman, 74, and Zita Bernstein, 66, both of whom are visiting Israel for
Barbara Baumstein and Carl Eckstein
the first time. For Hellman and Bernstein, the Baby Boomer mission offers the sisters a chance to realize a lifelong dream – though not for all the same reasons. While Zita is looking forward to swimming in the Dead Sea and shopping, in addition to seeing historic sites, Sandra has been a longtime student of the Holocaust and puts the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and memorial atop her must-do list for Israel. Sandra, who has suffered from serious respiratory ailments and lung cancer, among other challenges, said: “I am happy to be alive to realize the one thing I’ve always wanted to
do my whole life – visit Israel.” Other Baby Bommer mission participants include Carl Eckstein, 68, who has never been to Israel, and his significant other, Barbara Baumstein, 67. “I visited Southeast Asia and Italy this year, but there’s no place I am looking forward to experiencing more than Israel – this is something I’ve been wanting to do for as along as I can remember,” said Eckstein. “I’ve heard from so many people including Barbara how amazing Israel is – I can’t wait to see for myself!” “Most American Jews have not been fortunate enough to visit Israel, and for many of these Baby Boomers, this Centennial Mission may provide their last, best opportunity to connect with their Jewish homeland,” said UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric S. Goldstein. “We are thrilled to be providing these Baby Boomers with a once-inlifetime experience that will deepen their bond with Israel.” UJA-Federation of New York was founded in 1917, when Jews across the New York area pioneered the idea of bringing a network of different charitable agencies and institutions under one federated system – and has provided many billions of dollars to support the State of Israel since its inception.
10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married in Israel Edited by: JV Staff
Ancient Coin Cache Discovered Under Old Pilgrim Hostel 1,400-year-old hoard with images of Byzantine emperors was discovered in excavations prior to widening Highway 1 near Jerusalem By: Abigail Klein Leichman
cache of nine bronze coins from the end of the Byzantine period (seventh century CE) was discovered in salvage excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted during preparations for a Netivei Israel construction project to widen Highway 1 near Ein Hemed, about 10 minutes west of Jerusalem. The excavations exposed a large two-story structure and an adjacent winepress. According to Annette Landes-Nagar, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the hoard was found among large stones that had collapsed alongside the building. “It seems that during a time of danger the owner of the hoard placed the coins in a cloth purse that he concealed inside a hidden niche in the wall. He probably hoped to go back and collect it, but today we know that he was unable to do so,” she said. “The historical background to its having been hidden is apparently related to the Sassanid Persian invasion that occurred in 614 CE. This invasion was one of the factors that culminated in the
The cache of Byzantine coins in the hands of Annette LandesNager, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Photo by Yoli Shwartz/IAA
end of Byzantine rule in the Land of Israel.” The coins bear the images of three important Byzantine emperors: Justinian (483-565 CE), Maurice (539-602 CE) and Phocas (547-610 CE). An image of the emperor wearing military garb and carrying crosses is depicted on one side of the coins, while the reverse side indicates the coin’s denomination and is usually inscribed with the letter M. The coins were struck at three different mints — Constantinople, Antioch, and Nicomedia – all located in present-day Turkey.
The building and the winepress beside it are within a larger site extending across Highway 1, which was exposed on the other side of the road about a year ago. A Byzantine church was revealed in that part of the excavation. This site is situated alongside a main road leading from the coastal plain to Jerusalem. Settlements and way stations, some near flowing springs, developed next to the road that was used by Christian pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem. The site is to be preserved as an historical landmark. (ISRAEL 21C)
Fragment of Ancient Egyptian Statue Finger Found in City of David By: Ilana Messika
en Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Mizoram, India, in February, married at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim on Sunday, April 2, under Jewish law as part of their formal conversion to Judaism. The 10 couples were among 102 new immigrants who arrived in Israel last month with the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel. They all hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, which borders Burma and Bangladesh and is home to the second-largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India after that of the state of Manipur. The new immigrants all plan to settle in Nazareth Illit, Israel, which already has a flourishing Bnei Menashe community, after they leave Kfar Hasidim. “After realizing their dream of making Aliyah and returning to the Jewish people, the 10 Bnei Menashe couples now have an additional reason to celebrate,” said Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund. “They have now been remarried in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony which symbolizes the new lives they are building here in the Jewish state. We wish them a hearty Mazel Tov and much joy, health and success here in Israel.” The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of
O Ten Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Mizoram, India, in February, married at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim on Sunday, April 2, under Jewish law as part of their formal conversion to Judaism.
Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire. So far, some 3,000 Bnei Menashe have made Aliyah thanks to Shavei Israel, including more than 1,100 in the past four years. Some 7,000 Bnei Menashe remain in India waiting for the chance to return home to Zion. The couples who married yesterday included Khizkiyah and Tamar Chawngthu, 61 and 59; Tuvia and Odeliah Chawngthu, 58 and 50; Itzchak and Or Khen Fanai, 28 and 26; Lyon and Liorah Fanai, 50 and 49; Rafael and Bat Sheva Hauzel, 28 and 26; Yaacov and Rachel Hmar, 73 and 68; Nehemiah and Esther Hnamte, 58 and 57; Gideon and Rachel Hrasel, 59 and 57; Aharon and
Adiva Khiangte, 44 and 40; and Rafael and Ruth Roite, 25 and 23. Some of the brides had their hair and makeup done and wore wedding gowns while others wore traditional Bnei Menashe skirts with white tops. Shavei Israel is a reaches out to and assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people. It works with various groups around the world, such as the Bnei, the Bnei Anousim (“Marranos”) of Spain, Portugal and South America, the Subbotnik Jews of Russia, and the “Hidden Jews” of Poland from the time of the Holocaust. The organization also engages in the absorption of new olim in Israel, including providing assistance with housing, employment, and professional training.
n the eve of the holiday of Passover, Israeli archaeologists discovered a fragment of a finger in the City of David made of dark stone from an imported Egyptian statue believed to date back approximately 3,500 years. According to Temple Mount Sifting Project Director Dr. Gabriel Barkay, the 3.5-centimeter-long fragment represents a human little-finger as can be seen from the fingernail designed on the topside of the fragment. The sculpture is made of hard black stone composed of schist and gneiss rocks, which were the stones most commonly used by sculptors in ancient Egypt. Barkay surmises that since the underside of the finger was flattened, the hand it belonged to was positioned along another object or along the body represented by the statue, apparently an image of a god or a king. Dr. Barkay said that the fragment of the statue may be representative of Egyptian art from the Late Bronze Age. The Land of Israel was controlled by the ancient Egyptians during the era known as the New Kingdom of Egypt (1575– 1087 BCE.). Jerusalem was known at the time as a semi-independent city in the Egyptian province of Canaan, controlled by Egypt through a series of lo-
On the eve of the holiday of Passover, Israeli archaeologists discovered a fragment of a finger in the City of David made of dark stone from an imported Egyptian statue believed to date back approximately 3,500 years
cal rulers. The fragment joins other important evidence found of the Egyptian presence in Jerusalem during the Late Bronze Age, such as an ostensibly broken shoulder from a statue of a human figure, scarab amulets, seals, and Egyptian-style jewelry. In addition, a 3,500-year-old hieroglyphic fragment was recently found in the collections of the École Biblique, which are part of the St. Etienne French Dominican monastery, located north of the Old City. These findings may indicate the existence of an Egyptian temple in Jerusalem in the area of the monastery near the Damascus Gate, dating approximately back to the 13th century BCE.
The Temple Mount Sifting Project was founded in 2004 by Dr. Gabriel Barkay and Zachi Dvira under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University in response to the illegal removal by the Islamic Waqf of tons of earth filled with antiquities from the Temple Mount in 1999. Since then, volunteer and professional sifters have unearthed thousands of artifacts, including more than 600 colored stone floor tile segments, more than 100 of which have been conclusively dated to the Second Temple period. The finger fragment represents another of the significant finds discovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project that help piece together the history of ancient Jerusalem. (TPS)
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JV to Trump: Attack North Korea & Iran Now!!
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Letters to the Editor Advocate for Both Feminism and Zionism Dear Editor: Jewish feminists who support Israel feel unwelcome in progressive groups which claim that Zionism and feminism are mutually exclusive (do not intersect). Jewish feminists can explain that Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. Zionism does not imply agreement
with all policies of the current Israeli government. I suggest that Jewish feminists should urge the progressive groups to have their platforms advocate direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Sincerely Ted Sheskin Flushing, NY
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An armada of US naval ships head towards North Korea
ow did Israel win the 1967 war? And what stopped the Iraqis and Syrians from achieving devastating nuclear weaponry? Simple..... Israel's brilliant use of pre-emptive military strategy which was to attack Egypt before becoming victims themselves. Years later in 1981 Israel's airpower destroyed the Iraqi Osirak nuclear plant and in a nearly carbon copy strike in 2007 they demolished the Syrian Al Kibar atomic facility before they were operational. One can only shudder at the prospects of Israel's Prime Ministers at those times, Levi Eshkol and Ehud Olmert, respectively, delaying these attacks and even canceling them out of fear of international rebuke and condemnation. Both of these leaders understood that the first responsibility of a nation's commander in chief is the security, protection and safety of his/her nation and its citizens. This is the foremost obligation of every leader. Well, supposed to be, anyway.
In this explosive situation does our president use our overwhelming military force to destroy Kim Jong-Un's nuclear missile capabilities before that deranged leader launches an assault against our nation? Today, President Trump faces similar decisions relating to the bombast, threats and menacing moves from both North Korea and Iran. Both of these nations, one surely a nuclear threat and the other perhaps having a bomb or two secreted in its arsenal, have successfully intimidated us for the last eight years with threats of wiping us out if we did not kneel down to them and whimper our apologies for whatever their misgivings. Obama's goodies to them of favorable treaties, funding and the wink and the nod encouraging them to think that we would always back down at their menacing messages has created monsters that President Trump now has to face. They are like spoiled children assuming they would always get their way.
In this explosive situation does our president use our overwhelming military force to destroy Kim Jong-un's nuclear missile capabilities before that deranged leader launches an assault against our nation? Does he continue with Obama's "Let's try another conference" method of not facing reality? Unlike Israel's past leaders in this type of situation, Trump faces his own citizenry, fifty percent of whom are aligned with the Peacenik, Progressive, Democrat Party that not only condemns the use of our military might but wishes it mothballed and replaced with non-stop, worthless negotiating with nations having no sense of right and wrong. Not having the background of a weak-kneed, vote hungry, party loyal politician Trump may very well decide that like in business, he has to take the horse by the tail and make a crucial decision before it's too late. Iran had been coddled and sort of breast fed by Obama to grow beyond its borders and metastasize its terrorist activities throughout the already explosive Middle East. Its troops and surrogates are now active in Yemen, Egypt, Syria and Jordan. They have been funded with hundreds of billions of our $$ and their nuclear plants are operating non-stop. North Korea has launched missiles over Japan and has similar batteries aimed at South Korea. Their leader is a lunatic who would not hesitate to initiate a suicidal war against us. President Trump has to weigh his options. Does he sit back and wait for our avowed enemies to strengthen themselves to the point they will attack us or does he order our well prepared, modern military to pre-emptively cripple our adversaries before they ambush us? We feel our nation is endangered and at least a minimal military strike by us will send a lesson not only to North Korea and Iran but to the rest of the planet that the United States will do all in its power to see to it that its citizens are safe from the insanities of this world and the madmen who seem to be flourishing in its cesspools of hate, bigotry and lunacy. The light is green, Mr. President, go for it.
Dear Editor: Contrast our large transportation projects such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road East Side Access to Grand Central Terminal project with "High-Speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Rail Coming Down the Track" (Abigail Klein Leichman — April 7). At a recent MTA board meeting, it was announced that construction of the LIRR ESA project had fallen behind another year. This means that the completion date may slip once again by one year from December 2022 to December 2023 and the costs might also increase. We have heard this story over and over since 2001. I have previously written and predicted about both possibilities over the past two years and sadly they have come true. A cat has nine lives and this project may have already used them all up. The original Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) between the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and MTA was approved in December 2006. The $2.63 billion of Federal Grant funding remains unchanged (virtually all of which has already been spent) with the MTA as local sponsor having to cover the $6 billion and growing cost overruns. Ten years later in August 2016 the US DOT FTA amended MTA LIRR ESA FFGA was signed off by both US DOT FTA and the MTA. After years of negotiations, the MTA and US DOT FTA finally came to an agreement
which would reflect the true current cost and schedule. Both the cost went up and first revenue day of service slipped once again. Taxpayers may end up paying $12 billion in direct costs for this project. The odds have increased that riders may have to wait until December 31, 2023 before boarding the first LIRR train to Grand Central Terminal. The MTA has repeatedly increased the budget by billions and pushed back the first day of service by years. On numerous occasions the MTA has blamed Amtrak for being responsible for additional delays on the progression of LIRR ESA to Grand Central Terminal project. Insufficient support from Amtrak has been responsible for periodic delays since 2006. Since 2001, the total direct cost for MTA LIRR ESA to Grand Central Terminal has grown from $3.5 billion to $4.3 billion in 2003, $6.3 billion in 2006, $8.4 billion in 2012, $10.8 billion in 2014 and easily up $12 billion when finally completed. When it comes to completion of ESA, the 1960's LIRR motto "Line of the Dashing Dan" in 2017 might have to be changed to "Line of the Slow Moving Sloth." Sincerely, Larry Penner (Larry Penner is a transportation historian and advocate who previously worked 31 years for the US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office.)
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Three Cheers for Brooklynites! Dear Editor: I’ve been a subscriber to the JewishVoiceNY for more than a year, now. I keep up with the world by reading the content of this newspaper. However, this is the first time I’ve written a letter to the Editor. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading the two installments of the story of Paul Cohen, the boy from Brooklyn who made it big in the music business.
Kim Jong-Un has steadfastly maintained a policy of building up North Korea’s stockpile of nuclear weaponry. Analysts say that if Kim is not stopped now in three years time North Korea will have over 60 nuclear missiles in their arsenal.
The Borough of Brooklyn has contributed so much to the culture of New York and indeed, the world. The presentation of Brooklyn-ites who have enriched the arts is something I look forward to reading more about, in future issues. Keep up the good work. Sincerely Matt Richards Plant City, Florida
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When America is in a Leadership Role, the World is a Better Place By: Dennis Prager
f you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in memory. 1. When America leads, the world is better. For the first time in eight years, the allies of America and the world's decent people celebrated America's return to leadership. Just about all of them understand that if the United States doesn't exercise its power, the worst regimes on Earth will. The left claims to care about the downtrodden of the world, but this concern is a moral fraud. The downtrodden the left most care about are American blacks, women and gays. And Palestinians. But these groups aren't downtrodden; they are merely a vehicle by which the left attacks America and Israel
to gain power. The truly downtrodden — that is, the most oppressed people in the world, such as Christians living in the Middle East, and the victims of Syrian President Bashar Assad's tyranny — know who really cares about them: Trump and America's conservatives. 2. The terrible presidency of Barack Obama is beginning to be acknowledged. Following President Trump's order to attack Syria about 63 hours after the Syrian regime seemingly used chemical weapons, even many in the mainstream media couldn't help but contrast his prompt response with Obama's non-response to Assad's use of chemical weapons in 2013. And almost every report further noted that Obama failed to do anything after having promised that he
would regard the use of chemical weapons by Assad as crossing a "red line." Likewise, Obama's do-nothing policies vis-a-vis North Korea are being contrasted with Trump's warnings to leader Kim Jung Un about further testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and pressure on China's leaders to rein in the North Korean regime.
economically, militarily and socially. Regarding the social damage, as the first black president in American history, he could have been an unprecedented force for racial healing but instead left America more racially divided than any modern president. In his repeated citing of Ferguson, for example, he helped spread the lie that a racist white Mis-
US drops 'MOAB,' largest non-nuclear bomb, in Afghanistan
Obama's do-nothing policies vis-a-vis North Korea are being contrasted with Trump's warnings to leader Kim Jung Un about further testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and pressure on China's leaders to rein in the North Korean regime.
The USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile at Shayrat Airfield in Syria
These contrasts are important for a number of reasons, not the least of which being there is now hope that Obama's star will dim as time goes on. This will come as somewhat of a surprise to those on the left, but many of us who are not on the left believe that Obama did more damage to America than any previous president —
souri police officer had killed an innocent black teenager without reason (other than racial bias). He deceived the American people (the "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" assertion and more) in order to pass Obamacare, one of the largest government-expanding programs in American history. He used presidential power
in an unprecedentedly authoritarian manner. He showed far more understanding of the Iranian theocracy than of the Israeli democracy. His Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice were politicized in ways reminiscent of corrupt Third World regimes. And he left America fighting a (thus far nonviolent) second Civil War. 3. The interminably repeated left-wing lie that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in cahoots has exploded. With Trump's military attack on Assad and verbal attacks on Russia, that claim has been shown to be what those with a little common sense knew it to be: a baseless, wholly made-up conspiracy theory meant to explain an election loss with which Democrats still haven't come to grips. In fact, President Trump has shown more backbone with Russia in his first 100 days in of-
fice than President Obama did in eight years. 4. Another charge made over and over by the left — the mainstream media, academia and the Democratic Party — that the Trump election had unleashed an unprecedented amount of anti-Semitism was proven to be yet another left-wing hysteria based on a left-wing lie. It turned out that bomb threats phoned into Jewish community centers and Jewish agencies came not from Trump supporters and "white supremacists" but from a disturbed young black radical American Jew living in Israel. Given that factual and moral clarity are conservatism's greatest allies, we may be witnessing the beginning of a conservative Renaissance, the likes of which we haven't seen since the advent of progressivism. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
An Anti-Semitic Murder in a French No-Go Zone Colorful, vibrant, multicultural Muslim atrocities By: Daniel Greenfield
arah Lucy Halimi was thrown out of the window of the third floor Paris apartment while she begged her Muslim killer to spare her life. The 66-year-old director of an Orthodox Jewish nursery was woken from her sleep when she was violently beaten by her twenty something Muslim neighbor who then dragged her to the window. She died on the street outside the building where she had lived for thirty years. The killer had allegedly shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. In the tragic comedy of denial that every Islamic terrorism investigation inevitably becomes, the authorities are still hunting around for his motive. The media claims that her Muslim killer, like every other Muslim terrorist in the past two years, was mentally unstable. According to official reports, he was incoherent. According to other accounts, he told the police that he had followed the commands of the Koran. He certainly would not have been the first. The street where Sarah Lucy’s broken body lay was the Rue de Vaucouleurs. It’s close to Belleville, a neighborhood whose name means “Beautiful town”, but which is better known these days as one of France’s "Zones
Urbaines Sensibles" or “Sensitive Urban Zones.” Or, without the euphemisms, parts of the beautiful town are really a “No Go Zone”. Or, if you prefer the official descriptions, a vibrant, colorful and multicultural community full of delightfully exotic foods. Two years ago, smirking media reporters had a field day visiting Belleville to show that FOX News reports about No Go Zones in France were nonsense. “Look, at the couscous restaurants and colorful scarves, there’s nothing to worry about.” Unless your delightfully multicultural Muslim neighbor decides to shove you through a window while shouting one of his religion’s exotic genocidal epithets about the Jews and all infidels. Belleville was once home to many Jews. Then Jews from North Africa fled there after Muslim takeovers deprived them of the civil rights they had briefly enjoyed under French rule. And their Mohammedan oppressors followed. Some years back, the JTA ran one of its cheerful Islamophilic pieces about Belleville. "In one Paris neighborhood, Jews and Muslims live as they did in North Africa." That is indeed true. Just not in the way that the JTA would like its gullible readers to believe. Yonathan Halimi, Sarah Lucy’s son, describes the killer’s
their best to direct attention away from the inconvenient question of Muslim anti-Semitism. Since then the head of the Gang of Barbarians has managed to produce videos from jail in which he spews hatred at Jews and promotes Islamic terrorism. On the day before Passover Eve, a thousand Jews gathered outside the building where the latest Halimi was murdered. As they memorialized Sarah Lucy Halimi, the colorful and multicultural settlers of this portion of occupied Paris, greeted them with thrown bottles and shouts of, “Dirty Jews”. The same taunt aimed at the Halimis by the Muslim killer and his occupying clan. Truly, Jews and Muslims live in Paris as they did in North Africa. But the media always has its own spin on the Muslim murder of non-Muslims. As Le Figaro’s account put it, the demonstrators “dispersed” after an “altercation” with the “young people of the neighborhood”. The Jews, even though they lived here before the Islamic invasion arrived, are never the people of the neighborhood. Sarah Lucy Halimi was thrown out of the window of the third floor Paris apartment while she begged her Muslim killer to spare Sarah Lucy Halimi had lived in her building for three decades. her life. The Muslim family of her killer A decade ago, Ilan Halimi was arrived at a later date and yet she This is how Jews and Muslims lived in North Africa. This captured and tortured to death remained an outsider to be muris how they lived everywhere by monsters who styled them- dered while Muslim violence under Muslim rule. Now this is selves the “Gang of Barbarians”. and hatred is referred to only how Jews and Muslims live in The barbarians left him dying by through euphemisms such as Paris and anywhere else settled the side of the road with burns “youths of the neighborhood.” When the marchers sang the and stab wounds over most of by Islamic migration. Halimi is a common last his body while the police did French National Anthem in this name among North African Jews. It means that their ancesfamily as being known for its tors once lived in Ksar Oulad anti-Semitism. "One day, one of Abd El Halim in Morocco. You the killer's sisters pushed my sis- can still find Stars of David on ter down the stairs, and the next the buildings in Ksar Oulad time she called her a dirty Jew," Abd El Halim, but the Jews are he described. Sarah’s brother all gone. There are Halimis in said that the killer called Sarah Paris. But not as many as there once were. and her daughter, “dirty Jews”.
"One day, one of the killer's sisters pushed my sister down the stairs, and the next time she called her a dirty Jew," he described terrible place, while an invading army of “youths” watched, jeered and hooted from the windows, some of its lines had an ominous resonance. “Against us tyranny's Bloody banner is raised.” And indeed, the black flags of Islam can be seen flying in France’s No Go Zones. “They are coming right into your arms. To cut the throats of your sons, your women!” They are coming. And we take them in. We feed them, we clothe them and then they kill us. But there was also the rising chorus of Hatikvah. Sarah Lucy Halimi, like her son, like so many other Halimis, has found her final home in Israel. Before the arrival of Passover, she made her own exodus. "An eternal flame will burn on the altar, it will not be extinguished," her son eulogized her with a quote from the Bible at her burial in Jerusalem. "I can testify that she contained an eternal flame." That is where the religion of Sarah Lucy Halimi differs so fundamentally from that of her killer. And where her God differs so See An Anti-Semitic Murder , page 36
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APRIL 21, 2017
Erdogan Moves Closer to Making Turkey an Islamic State By: Bruce Thornton
y a razor-thin margin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the referendum to expand exponentially the powers of his office. The results have been challenged for voting irregularities, but they’re unlikely to change the outcome. Given Erdoğan’s record-setting jailing of reporters, his mass arrests after an aborted coup, and his frankly expressed ambitions to Islamize Turkey, these changes will result in a much more authoritarian and Islamic government incompatible with the West. No one should be surprised, as Erdoğan has always been upfront about his ambitions. At the beginning of his political career in the mid-nineties he said, “Thank God Almighty, I am a servant of the Sharia.” A decade later he said, “Democracy is like a streetcar. You ride it until you arrive at your destination and then you step off.” In 2007, Erdogan said of the term “moderate Islam,” “These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” And last May, referring to democracy, freedom, and the rule of law, he proclaimed in a television address, “For us, these phrases have absolutely no value any longer.” If Erdoğan prevails in the referendum, then, Turkey is likely
to move closer to the model of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and farther from the Western-style secular democracy created by Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey. Such a development will be a blow for about half the Turks, but also for the widely held thesis that the endemic tyranny and violence within the Muslim Middle East has little to do with Islam, and more to do with the autocratic and illiberal governments that have dominated the region. If Turkey fails after nearly a century of effort to create a secular democracy, then there’s little hope that any other nation can succeed in being true to both liberal democracy and the precepts of Islam. More important, an Islamized Turkey will confirm what Erdoğan said about “no moderate or immoderate Islam.” For decades the West has indulged a pernicious fantasy that vaguely defined “extremists” unrelated to true Islam are responsible for the carnage afflicting the world. These “extremists” are products of tyrannical governments, poverty, Western historical crimes, the neo-imperialist “Zionist entity,” Israeli “settlements” in the “occupied West Bank,” Western disrespect for the “religion of peace,” and numerous other specious pretexts. Fourteen centuries of jihadist doctrine and action are ignored or rationalized, with a myopia that would have astonished our Western ancestors who fought for centuries against Muslim
invaders, colonizers, occupiers, and slavers. Examples of this delusion are legion. One of the most consequential jihadist organizations has been the Muslim Brotherhood, from which descended al Qaeda. Hassan al Bana, the Egyptian founder of the Brotherhood in 1928, expressed its
mies of Islam including beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their places of worship, and smashing their idols” ––precisely what ISIS is doing with its genocidal attacks on Christians. Another influential Egyptian Muslim Brother was Sayyid Qutb, executed by Gamel Nass-
Given Erdoğan’s record-setting jailing of reporters, his mass arrests after an aborted coup, and his frankly expressed ambitions to Islamize Turkey, these changes will result in a much more authoritarian and Islamic government incompatible with the West.
clearly classic Islamic supremacist ambitions: “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its laws on all nations, and extend its power to the entire planet.” For al Banna, jihad remained the time-honored means of achieving this end: “Fighting unbelievers involves all possible efforts that are necessary to dismantle the power of the ene-
er in 1966, whom Lee Smith has called “Al Qaeda’s intellectual godfather.” Qutb called the Western liberal-democratic tradition the “debris of the man-made traditions” which has “crushed” the Islamic umma “under the weight of those false laws and customs which are not even remotely related to the Islamic teachings.” Like today’s jihadists, Qutb believed “Islam
came into this world to establish God’s rule on God’s earth, to invite all people toward the worship of God.” And he acknowledged that, in line with the previous centuries of Islamic violence, the “obstacles” of the infidel West will not be removed “through sermons or discourse,” for “those who have usurped the power of God on earth and made his worshippers his slaves will not be dispossessed by words alone.” Yet Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in 2011 told Congress, “The term Muslim Brotherhood is an umbrella term for a variety of movements. In the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.” So an Egyptian jihadist organization with a long record of jihadist theorizing is reduced in the country of its birth to a “largely secular” group that has “eschewed violence.” This is the same James Clapper, by the way, who just last fall suggested that “anthropogenic global warming” ––repackaged as “climate change” –– created jihadism by disrupting resources like food and water: Even “after ISIL is gone,” Clapper lectured, “you can expect some other terrorist entity to arise, and the cycle of extremism [to] continue for the foreseeable future.” Obama and John Kerry made the same preposterous argument. As for jihad––the divinely
mandated religious violence against infidels copiously documented in Islamic scripture and Koranic commentaries––that tradition is explained away as some sort of Muslim Dale Carnegie program of self-improvement. Listen to John Brennan, CIA Director under Obama. In 2009 while still Deputy National Security Advisor, Brenna scolded, “Nor does President Obama see this challenge as a fight against ‘jihadists.’ Describing terrorists in this way––using a legitimate term, ‘jihad,’ meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal––risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve.” Apparently Brennan thinks he is a better Koranic scholar than the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, one of the most revered authorities of Shia Islam. Khomeini wrote in 1942, “Those who study jihad will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world . . . Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war . . . Islam says, Kill all the unbelievers as they would kill you!” And after he effected the takeover of Iran, Khomeini said, “Islam is a religion of blood for the infidels,” and like Mohammed he promised, “We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no God but God’ resounds over See Erdogan Moves Closer , page 37
The Middle East: Where the Improbable is Usually the Truth By: Meir Jolowitz
he fictional Star Trek character Spock credited an ancestor as stating “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” It was a deduction that properly belongs to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. We should have guessed, because the proposition seems so irrefutably logical. Especially in the Middle East. Here’s the truth. There’s nothing improbable about the fact that despite his boasts as a dealmaker nonpareil, President Donald Trump will fail to broker a peace between two sides – Israelis and Palestinian Arabs – with mutually exclusive ideologies, and claims.
on September 13, 1993 – when Israel committed to a peace process with an adversary that has no equivalent desire for peace – was Israel’s most consequential and fateful mistake. Since that time, four American presidents have placed their diplomatic hopes on the notion that common sense might prevail. It does not. Especially in the Middle East.
western world will support Israel’s right to defend itself after it accepts less than defensible borders. One need not be a Nobel Laureate to understand this fundamental fact: If the premise is wrong, it logically follows that the conclusion drawn from that premise might well be too. The premise upon which rests all diplomatic endeavors
Four American presidents have placed their diplomatic hopes on the notion that common sense might prevail. It does not. Especially in the Middle East.
Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, stated following the 1967 Six-Day War, “This is the first war in history which has ended with the victors (Israel) suing for peace and the vanquished (Arabs) calling for unconditional surrender.” Little has changed.
Peace in the Middle East, particularly between Arab and Jew, is simply not improbable, it is impossible. The former have told us as much, and the latter seem not to listen. There might be a process, but there will be no peace between these rival neighbors. The diplomatic solution born with Oslo
The abbreviated version, that a solution is founded on the assumption that diplomacy done right might engender peace, is based on three fundamental lies. First, that Israel has a negotiating partner that also desires a shared peace – the Palestinian Authority. Second, that Israel’s surrender of territories will lead to that peace. And third, that the
is based on this: There exist two peace partners, with competing claims to the same territory, separated in agreement by some fundamental misunderstandings that can be addressed and remedied by some skillful negotiator (or his son-in-law) through a bi-lateral process. It is patently false. Here’s why. There are sever-
al conditions, the Palestinian Arabs remind us, that must be traded for a “promise” of peace: An Israeli withdrawal to the June 4, 1967 lines (but let’s call them what they really are – the 1949 armistice lines). The Israeli surrender of Jerusalem, including all its post-1967 neighborhoods that are home to nearly a quarter of a million Jews, to then be established as the future capital of Palestine. The right of the 1948 refugees to return to Israel, in inflated and exaggerated numbers that would redefine its demography. And, finally, an officially declared State of Palestine, which would be Judenrein. In exchange, the Palestinian Arabs would offer – a promise of peace. Tangibles for an intangible. Defensible lines, for indefensible borders. That irrational, and impossible, formula has been rejected again, in the most recent polls, by an overwhelmingly large number of Israelis. It is a non-starter. It is also, with the most minor modifications, the essence of the Saudi peace initiative that was formulated in 2002, and which today’s diplomats are trying to somehow resurrect by engaging supporters of the bi-lateral approach. The goal: A two-state solution. Irrelevant it seems, is the fact that the PLO (the precursor to the PA) was formed in January 1964 – it’s raison d’etre we are told in some revisionist spin, was the liberation of the Israeli
occupation. The “occupation” that the diplomatic ‘experts’ reference occurred three and a half years later, in June 1967. The conclusion is obvious. The logic is axiomatic. The Palestinian Arabs wish to liberate all of Palestine. It might be instructive here for these experts to consult any Palestinian map. Hellen Keller can see it – the Palestinian Arabs do not seek peace. Sherlock Holmes and Spock were right. And what is left is the truth. Henry Kissinger once remarked: “A murderer can also be a liar.” The concept of land for peace has failed. It ought to be ceremoniously buried. In the quarter century that Israel had allowed itself to be browbeaten into a series of failed diplomatic ventures – most significantly with Oslo, Oslo 2, the Road Map, Wye River Memorandum, Camp David 2000 Summit, and several other initiatives – one thing emerges as undeniable. The Palestinian Arab’s refusal to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish State. One might channel former Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, who stated following the 1967 Six-Day War, “This is the first war in history which has ended with the victors (Israel) suing for peace and the vanquished (Arabs) calling for unconditional surrender.” Little has changed. The common thread that has been endemic to all the diplomatic endeavors which have called upon the Israelis to give,
Meir Jolovitz writes: “There’s nothing improbable about the fact that despite his boasts as a dealmaker nonpareil, President Donald Trump will fail to broker a peace between two sides – Israelis and Palestinian Arabs – with mutually exclusive ideologies, and claims.”
and the Palestinian Arabs to take, used to be called by its proper name: appeasement. It seems for almost a generation the guiding principle of western diplomacy – an attitude that is best described the way Teddy Roosevelt once referred to William McKinley – as having “the backbone of a chocolate éclair.” In search of a viable peace, Middle East specialists conveniently opt to suspend reality. The litany of ill-fated experts, part of a cottage industry that served the American peace initiatives is long – and each failed because their formulas were premised on the belief that there existed two peace partners. There See The Middle East, page 36
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APRIL 21, 2017
Nonie Darwish Provides Clarity on the Real “Religion of Peace” in New Book By: Mark Tapson
everal years ago I was expressing to a friend of mine what I assumed was the undeniable fact that the world has an Islam problem. Her kneejerk response, ingrained by years of Progressive indoctrination, was, “But don’t you think Christianity is just as bad?” Tragically, this continues to be the instinct among the multi-culturalist multitudes in the West: a reflexive defense of Islam and an equally swift condemnation of Christianity. As jihad in all its forms – violent, cultural, legal – advances in the West, willfully blind defenders of Islam keep insisting that it is one of the world’s great Abrahamic religions, that all religions have extremists, and that, if anything, the colonialism and intolerance of the Christian West is the bigger problem. Our cultural elites demonize and fear-monger about the Christian right in ways they would never dream of characterizing Muslims.
“While the overriding theme of the Bible is the redemption and happiness of believers,” she adds, “the overriding theme of Islam’s holy book is punishing nonbelievers.” Meanwhile Islam’s presence multiplies across the West as Christianity’s diminishes. To cite just one example: Giulio Meotti at the Gatestone Institute reports that since 2001, London alone has lost 500 churches of all denominations, with 423 new mosques springing up to replace them. As we face the momentum of an Islamized West in the future, the question “Isn’t Christianity just as bad?” has become one of paramount, existential
importance. Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim and now Christian convert, demolishes that moral equivalence in her new book Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values. She has proven in the past with her books Now They Call Me Infidel, Cruel and Usual Punishment, and The Devil We Don’t Know that she is a fearless cru-
than total surrender of my humanity, dignity, and privacy – in other words, my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” But her introduction to Christianity was transformative. “When I became Christian and heard for the first time that we human beings were made in the image of God, I wept. I was in awe at the honor, after being given shame and little value un-
different” here. “In the West I found my peace and humanity… because of Biblical values that are the foundation of Western society”: Not too many people notice that Biblical values are everywhere in America, even among those who call themselves secular, non-religious, or atheist. But I see Biblical values everywhere here. There is no other expla-
Nonie Darwish begins Wholly Different by noting that it wasn’t until she emigrated from Egypt to America that she began to get a clear perspective on the Islamic values she had accepted unquestioningly for the first thirty years of her life – values that she came to see “are diametrically opposed to Biblical moral values.”
sader for truth against the apologists of Islam and the enemies of Christianity, and this book is her most forceful testament yet. Ms. Darwish begins Wholly Different by noting that it wasn’t until she emigrated from Egypt to America that she began to get a clear perspective on the Islamic values she had accepted unquestioningly for the first thirty years of her life – values that she came to see “are diametrically opposed to Biblical moral values.” Her life under Islam “was a constant struggle to survive and placate a system that was unforgiving and unaccepting of anything less
der Islam,” which is “not about transforming hearts and renewing minds; it is about conquering lands and enslaving minds.” “While the overriding theme of the Bible is the redemption and happiness of believers,” she adds, “the overriding theme of Islam’s holy book is punishing non-believers.” Her new life where those principles life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness were at the center of the American Way showed her that “the differences between moral and immoral, good and bad, honor and dishonor, and success and failure were totally
nation for how different life in America is from life in the Islamic world. […] It is unfortunate that many Americans take Biblical values for granted, assuming that kindness, honesty, and joy are the norm, with or without the Bible. Those of us who grew up in the parts of the world beyond the influence of the Bible know better. Biblical values are the product of the Bible, and they cannot be preserved separate from the Bible. Darwish goes on to enumerate a list of differences between
Biblical and Islamic values that she has personally witnessed. She breaks down these and literally dozens of other dichotomies throughout the book: We Are All Sinners vs. They Are All Sinners Life is Sacred vs. Death is Worship Guided by the Holy Spirit vs. Manipulated by Human Terror God the Redeemer vs. Allah the Humiliator Jesus Died for Us vs. We Must Die for Allah The Truth Will Set You Free vs. Lying is an Obligation Faith vs. Submission Darwish proceeds to hold up the two sets of religious values as mirror-opposites of each other, with virtually no common ground. She makes no attempt to whitewash Islam, which she refers to as “a cult of death,” and she pulls no punches in presenting it as Christianity’s mortal enemy. “Everything God tells us in the Bible that He loves, Islam has set out to destroy. Islamic values are backward, the opposite to what every Jew and Christian holds dear… The Koran represents a negative power, a dark and subversive force that relentlessly challenges the authority of the Bible and God Himself.” “The flame of the Islamic rebellion against the Bible has been burning for fourteen hundred years,” Darwish continues. “It is fueled by terrorism, but also by intentional misinformation, propaganda, and lies.” From praising versus cursing, from creating wealth versus seizing it, from seeking humility versus seeking power, from the example of Jesus to the example of Muhammad, to the differing takes of Christianity and Islam on the seven sins and the Ten Commandments, on reality and mental health, and on family values and feminism, Darwish draws a detailed picture of an incompatible pair of value sys-
tems embroiled in a worldwide culture clash. And one of them falls short in every respect: “Islam has failed to provide its followers with a comprehensive and well-integrated value system or with examples of true holiness and godliness. The behavior and character of Muhammad certainly do not qualify.”
“While the overriding theme of the Bible is the redemption and happiness of believers,” she adds, “the overriding theme of Islam’s holy book is punishing nonbelievers.” “Islam lacks confidence in itself,” Darwish asserts, and thus “the mere existence of a freely chosen competing faith threatens Islam at its very core… Thus the Bible has become the number one threat to Islam’s ability to prevail.” That is why a book like Wholly Different is such a vital reminder in our time of the vast gulf between the two religions’ sets of values. As Islam wages genocide against Christians in the Middle East and pursues cultural jihad throughout the West, Christianity wrestles internally with a paralyzing identity crisis. There is no more time for selfdoubt, no more time for “Coexist” bumper stickers and wishful thinking, no more time for appeasement. What our choice comes down to, Ms. Darwish’s book reminds us, is this: “The values of the Bible lead to peace, prosperity, life, liberty, and happiness. Islamic values will take any society to Hell.” Time to make our choice. Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the editor of TruthRevolt.com.
Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism, and Delegitimizing Israel Editor: Robert S. Wistrich, ed. Reviewed by: Michael N. Dobkowski
The essays in “Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism and Delegitimizing Israel” focus primarily on the resurgence of anti-Jewish and antiIsrael rhetoric and violence in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Contributors include prominent academics, journalists, independent researchers and representatives of Jewish organizations
he essays contained in this volume edited by the late Robert S. Wistrich, are representative of the discussions that were part of an international conference on anti-Semitism held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in May 2014. They focus primarily on the resurgence of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel rhetoric and violence in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Contributors include prominent academics, journalists, independent researchers and representatives of Jewish organizations. They all express deep concern that, less than a century after the Holocaust, Jews should once again be facing violence and widespread rhetorical attacks reminiscent of those Jews experienced prior to 1945. They document and analyze the current surge of anti-Semitism as an international phenomenon,
The authors of the essays presented in this anthology include such notable experts on the subject of anti-Semitism as Melanie Phillips (pictured above) among other prominent scholars and acclaimed writers
appearing in countries as culturally diverse as the United States, Venezuela and Iran, yet incorporating similar thematic obsessions wherever it manifests. The authors, including notable experts on the subject such as Ben Cohen, Robert Wistrich, Melanie Phillips, Alvin Rosen-
feld, Bat Ye’or, Lesley Klaff and Stephen Norwood, examine the phenomenon from the perspectives of history, religion, politics, identity and gender. Offering a variety of viewpoints and insights into this disturbing trend worldwide, the reader is provided with a framework to evaluate
what is actually occurring and why this “longest hatred” is once again becoming increasingly vocal and violent. They all agree that antisemitism exists, it is back with a vengeance, making new connections and has begun to strike and to kill—to growing indifference—in many parts of the world. The authors identify six contemporary sources for today’s anti-Semitism; the persistence of this ancient prejudice that never really went away; globalization and world economic pressures; anti-Zionism that has led to a demonization of Israel and vilification of Israeli leaders; Holocaust denial; the spread of radical Islamism with its anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agendas; and State sponsored anti-Semitism emanating from Iran, Hizballah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. This is a valuable book that provides much useful information and perspectives on a problem that is not likely to disappear soon and some valuable suggestions on how to counter it. (JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL)
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APRIL 21, 2017
The Jewish “Insult” Comic from Queens – The Life of Don Rickles Remembered Edited by: JV Staff
on Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” is dead at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning, April 6th at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned 91 on May 8. Bald and squat, Rickles would pace the stages of night clubs and late night talk shows seeking out “victims” in the audience, riffing on their weight, their ethnicity and their dress, usually pulling back from the edge of causing any real offense by offering a wide smile and an intentionally unctuous declaration of universal fraternity. His targets included fellow comedian Jerry Lewis (“You annoy
me”), Frank Sinatra (“Make yourself comfortable, Frank — hit somebody”) and an Asian man sitting in the front row of one of his shows (“There are 40 million Jews here in Los Angeles; how did you get such a good seat?”). But Rickles was also a serious actor, trained at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and had supporting roles in a number of memorable films, including “Kelly’s Heroes,” with Clint Eastwood, “Run Silent, Run Deep,” with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, and “Casino,” directed by Martin Scorcese. Younger audiences would recognize his voice as that of Mr. Potato Head in the Pixar film “Toy Story” and its sequels. He appeared in countless television shows. An auxiliary member of the “Rat Pack,” a loose fraternity
Don Rickles was also a serious actor, trained at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and had supporting roles in a number of memorable films, including “Kelly’s Heroes,” with Clint Eastwood (pictured above), “Run Silent, Run Deep,” with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, and “Casino,” directed by Martin Scorcese.
A rare photo of Don Rickles as a boy. He graduated from Newtown High School in Queens and served in the Navy during World War II. His father Max emigrated to the United States as a child from Kaunas, Lithuania; his mother, born in New York, was also the daughter of Jewish immigrants.
of entertainers led by Sinatra, Rickles kept on performing nearly to the end of his life — outliving most of the entertainers of his era. Rickles was born and raised in Queens, New York. His father Max emigrated to the United States as a child from Kaunas, Lithuania; his mother, born in
New York, was also the daughter of Jewish immigrants. Rickles served in the Navy during World War II, and after his service honed his act at small and often seedy night clubs. “I had a tough time – I had no other jobs – so I reached out to comedy,” he said in an interview with the Jewish Standard of New
Don Rickles is seen here with the great Tony Bennett
Don Rickles first appeared on NBC’s “The Late Show” with the legendary Johnny Carson in 1965 and made over 100 appearances during the course of his career
Jersey in 2013. Sinatra spotted Rickles at a Miami club, and helped make him a headliner in Las Vegas. He first appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1965, and would return as a guest at least 100 times. In 2012, Jon Stewart presented Rickles with the “Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence” at the Comedy Awards, an award ceremony run by the cable network Comedy Central. In his 2007 memoir, “Rickles’ Book,” he recalled a visit to his father’s grave on Long Island along with the cantor who would perform his wedding to Barbara Sklar. “The cantor put on his white robe and prayer shawl,” Rickles recalled. “In the still of the morning, standing over my dear father’s grave, he sang the Hebrew prayer for the dead. He wailed; he sang with such tender feeling and heartfelt anguish that I felt the presence
of God Almighty in every fiber of my being. Afterward, we recited the Kaddish, the Jewish mourners’ prayer, our words melting the morning fog to tears. “Before we left, the cantor sang a prayer in Hebrew, inviting Dad to my wedding. Then he finished by saying, ‘May your soul be with us forever.’” Barbara Rickles survives her husband, as does their daughter Mindy; their son, Larry Rickles, an Emmy Award-winning producer, died at age 41 in 2011 of respiratory failure. Rickles often tried to distinguish between the “character” he played on stage and his real-life persona. “I don’t care if the average guy on the street really knows what I’m like, as long as he knows I’m not really a mean, vicious guy,” he once said. “My friends and family know what I’m really like. That’s what’s important.” (JTA)
Israeli Artist Amit Shimoni Revamps World Leaders as ‘Hipsters’ in New Work By: Viva Sarah Press
li designer-illustrator drew his grandfather, sporting a flattop mit Shimoni has done hairstyle and a tropical-print the impossible. This Is- bomber jacket. “That was cool to hear his raeli designer-illustrator is making people family liked it,” Shimoni says. smile when they see politicians. “My Hipstory project is not Shimoni, 29, is the artist behind Hipstory, an illustrated series that depicts world lead“It’s very exciting. When ers as hipsters and fashionisI started work on the tas — from Hillary Clinton to project, I hoped it would Theodor Herzl, Barack Obama get some exposure and to George Washington, David people would like it” Ben-Gurion to Angela Merkel, Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela to Mao about making fun of the leaders but rather instigating a converZedong. Formal suits and ties are re- sation about our society.” His drawings grace the walls placed with tank tops, denim, studded vests and Hawaiian of local bars and homes, and appear on coasters, pillowcases, shirts. “Part of the purpose in draw- coffee mugs, smartphone skins ing them like this was to make and keychains. Shimoni recently added culpeople look at these leaders and smile,” Shimoni tells ISRAEL21c tural idols – Albert Einstein and from his Tel Aviv studio. “I want Santa Claus, among others — to people to reflect on our leaders, his portrait series. In February, Laurence King our society and ourselves.” One of Nelson Mandela’s Publishing released a book of grandchildren wrote to Shimoni 20 Shimoni postcards accomthat he loved the way the Israe- panied by made-up cheeky bios
written by London-based writer Stephen Ellcock, Hipstory: Why be a World Leader When You Could be a Hipster? “The texts are very funny and they give a new meaning to the illustrations,” Shimoni tells ISRAEL21c.
Herzl’s doppelganger on Facebook The fun drawings of Vladimir Lenin in a black studded jacket, Margaret Thatcher in a leopard-print strapless bra peeping through a white tank top, and Mahatma Gandhi wearing a tie-dye shirt and Sixties-style shades all came about thanks to a guy who could have been Herzl’s doppelganger. Shimoni tells ISRAEL21c that he had just uploaded a drawing of David Ben-Gurion to his Facebook page — to see what his friends thought of his idea to base his graduate project on the first Israeli prime minister in modern-day style — when someone who resembled the visionary behind modern Zionism
President Donald Trump and the Dalai Lama reimagined by Amit Shimoni.
appeared on his Facebook feed. “I saw someone who looked just like Herzl; it was unbelievable,” he says. “And then I started thinking about a modern Herzl hipster. And from there I moved to Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir. The project eventually turned into 12 Israeli faces.” Meant to be a final art-school project at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in
Jerusalem, this was actually the beginning of Shimoni’s career. Everyone who saw the illustrations of Ben-Gurion in a pink button-down pineapple shirt, Herzl sporting an earring and a wave in his hair, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in a colorful bohemian shirt, and Shimon Peres in a yellow hoodie, wanted more. So, Shimoni decided to dress up other world leaders in an “at-
tempt to create new and altered portraits of iconic figures of the 20th century, by placing them in different time and culture.” “It’s very exciting. When I started work on the project, I hoped it would get some exposure and people would like it,” he says, noting that if the muse is with him, he can work at his computer from 10am to dawn the next day. (ISRAEL 21C)
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4 Risks After Bombing Assad’s Air Base
siles was decisive but humane, 1. Regime implosion minimal and handled carefully. The strike could cause those he U.S. acted quickly Russia was warned beforehand around Assad to defect, fearing and decisively in re- so that its personnel would not strikes that will end their lives. sponse to a chemical be harmed. The administration It is possible that the regime will attack by the Syrian even said it took measures to fracture and, if pressure increasAir Force on a rebel-held town minimize harm to the Assad es, someone could kill Assad or in Idlib Province, enforcing the previously-unenforced “red line” by bombing the air base used. But any military action risks unintended consequences. The evidence proving that the Assad regime was responsible was strong enough to convince President Trump to take action. His skepticism of the intelligence community is wellknown, as is his intense aversion to military intervention in other country’s affairs. Trump’s turnaround was particularly surprising given his opposition to overthrowing Assad and his secretary of state’s comment that In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the USS Ross fires a the U.S. would not seek his re- tomahawk cruise attack missile from the Mediterranean Sea moval from power. towards a Syrian airbase The strike using cruise misregime’s personnel. The objec- try to launch a coup that furtive was to destroy a base and thers instability. Orderly removTrump’s turnaround was deter Assad’s forces from using ing Assad and his innermost circhemical weapons again, not cle is desirable, but the complete particularly surprising to kill people—even those who removal of the regime (or its given his opposition committed the chemical attack. implosion) would only expand to overthrowing Assad The mission was a success, the horrors of the civil war to and his secretary of state’s comment that the though only time will tell if greater territory. Jihadists would the objective of the strike was fill the power vacuum and genoU.S. would not seek his achieved. Here are four risks go- cide against the Alawites and removal from power. ing forward: Christians in regime-controlled
By: Ryan Mauro
In Syria, U.S. special forces could be bombed by the Russian-IranianAssad coalition, as Russia has bombed U.S.-backed rebels before
high-alert for good reason. In Syria, U.S. special forces could be bombed by the Russian-Iranian-Assad coalition, as Russia has bombed U.S.-backed rebels before. In Iran, there are plenty of Iranian-backed militias who could do the job. In AfghaniThis satellite image shows damaged and destroyed aircraft stan, both Iran and Russia are shelters on the airbase near Homs in Syria supporting the Taliban. Iraterritory would follow. And, in in the attack. The Assad regime nian-backed extremists may all of that chaos, the weapons— could conceivably respond choose to attack independentpotentially including the chem- overtly, such as by launching ly, even without authorization ical weapons—would go loose. attacks on the U.S. military from the Iranian regime, if they The Trump Administration presence in the region, but that know they have an opportunity says it is taking steps to form an would only bring harsher mili- to retaliate. international coalition to force tary actions. It is more likely that Assad from power but through the Iranian regime, Hezbollah 4. Russia’s Response a “political process.” The state- and other Iranian proxies will Russia will obviously be fument was not referring to in- plan a terrorist attack. Bahrain rious, but the Russian governternational military action or recently claimed it foiled an Ira- ment has suggested that it is violently uprooting the regime. nian-sponsored attack on the not immovably behind Assad. U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet headquar- It may just be positioning, but 2. Iran Sponsors ters stationed there. Russia has claimed that its poa Terror Attack sition on Assad remaining in power could change as long as The airbase the U.S. destroyed 3. Attacks on the its interests are protected. While was used by the Iranian Revolu- U.S. military in there is some possibility that tionary Guards and Hezbollah. Iraq, Syria and Some sources are reporting that Afghanistan. See 4 Risks After Bombing, page 36 Hezbollah suffered casualties U.S. forces are obviously on
Former FBI: ‘Vast Majority’ of US Mosques & Islamic Centers are Part of ‘Jihad Network’ By: Breitbart Staff
As it turns out the people who carried out these massacres all belonged to an Islamic Center in whatever city they were from. This goes along with reports earlier this month that mosques and Islamic Centers in the United States were stockpiling weapons.
According to statistics there are over 2,200 Islamic centers and mosques in America, and over 75% of these are part of the Muslim Brotherhood network because they are owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which is a bank. Special Agent John Guandolo was tasked with
uring last Friday’s broadcast of Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125, former FBI counter-terrorism Special Agent John Guandolo claimed that most of the 2,200 Islamic organizations, centers and mosques in the United States are part of a much larger “Jihadi network”. Oh the shock and surprise of that statement . . . not! While it’s nice to know that somebody with experience in counter-terrorism shares that belief, he’s really just saying something people already know. During his interview, he connected the dots between the San Bernadino terrorists, the UC Merced stabber, the Chattanooga shooter and the Boston bombers, saying that they can all be traced back to Islamic Centers, where they were FBI Special Agent John Guandolo claimed that most of the trained. 2,200 Islamic organizations, centers and mosques in the United States are part of a much larger “Jihadi network”.
According to statistics there are over 2,200 Islamic centers and mosques in America, and over 75% of these are part of the Muslim Brotherhood network because they are owned by the North American Islamic Trust, which is a bank.
But the government would never bother checking because it might offend somebody. And the people who are deciding what’s offensive to those who practice Islam are actually part of this jihadi network, as well, and they’re also working hand-in-hand with the Obama Administration, and have been a part of our government for much longer.
training agents on how to deal with these jihadi networks. He said “in 2006, I put together the first training program inside the government on the jihadi network in the United States… and was able to sneak a second one in in early 2007.” Guandolo trained “quite a number of agents from a variety of agencies,” including the Department of Justice, before
the government shut down the programs. He mentioned that the “most prominent Muslim Brotherhood Organizations like the Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Hamas organization called the Council on American Islamic Relations
government leaders and advising them with how to proceed in the war on terror, as it was called.” Guandolo realized that “we were being advised by the enemy on how to investigate and deal with the enemy” and “and that’s why I started the training.”
Guandolo mentioned that the previous president of ISNA Mohamed Magid (pictured above) works “very closely with the White House and sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance.”
(CAIR) — complained to the White House about the training inside the government at the FBI.” Guandolo said he “came to understand very deeply the massive jihadi network we have in the United States” and discovered that “the leaders of the Islamic organizations… were actually interfacing with
He mentioned that in the U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation case in 2008, a 15-year FBI investigation that was revealed demonstrated “that the most prominent Islamic organizations in America and North America are a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the jihadi network here.” Guandolo said that “inter-
nal documents entered into evidence say that the purpose of this network is to wage civilization jihad… until the entire world, and specifically the United States, is under Sharia law and the Islamic State is established here.” He said that, for instance, the “Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)—the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization here— is a Hamas funding entity” and its leadership works with the Secretary of State and the National Security staff, the previous four Secretaries of State, and briefs the FBI and CIA. He mentioned that the previous president of ISNA Mohamed Magid works “very closely with the White House and sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Committee with a secret clearance.” Guandolo emphasized that these Muslim leaders are the ones that are working with the FBI, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, National Security staffs. Guandolo went on to say that the Muslim leaders that are working with the FBI, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and National Security Staffs are part of the terrorist organizations we’re trying to stop. Meanwhile, President Obama is rolling out the red carpet for them and the potential dangers they present to American citizens. (BREITBART.COM)
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In this April 12, 2017, file photo, provided by the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Hillary Clinton addresses the audience as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, where Clinton joined Cuomo for a ceremonial signing of the state's new free tuition bill.
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New York State Allots $1M To Create Hate Crimes Task Force
(VIN) New York state will use $1 million set aside in its new budWill Free College get to establish a hate crimes task Offer Catch Fire? NY force. Details Raise Doubts Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuo(VIN) Will New York’s first-in- mo’s office says the group will inthe-nation free tuition program clude members of the New York for middle-class college students State Police working with the state Division of Human Rights as well spread to other states? That’s the hope of proponents as prosecutors and local school such as Bernie Sanders and Hil- and law enforcement officials. The task force will be charged lary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their with identifying and investigating Democratic presidential cam- hate crimes and discriminatory paigns. And that’s the prediction practices. Cuomo has said the state has an of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, obligation to protect its residents who called the plan a “model for from crimes motivated by bias or bigotry. the nation.” Lawmakers passed the budget But even as higher education experts applaud the concept of free earlier this month. tuition, they question finer points of New York’s plan and whether it’s a model that should be replicated elsewhere. New York’s plan would cover in-state public college tuition for full-time students whose families earn $125,000 or less, a benefit that could extend to 32,000 students a year. Some experts are concerned the plan would actually do little to help the neediest students, whose (Shimon Gifter) tuition is already covered by other Caretaker Sustains aid. They also question the plan Minor Injuries In not addressing other college costs Chol Hamoed beyond tuition. Synagogue Robbery And there has already been much debate about a restriction (VIN) A Midwood man is re— added late in the negotiations covering from minor injuries sus— that recipients live and work in tained after being assaulted early the state for the number of years this morning by two unknown they receive the benefit. If stu- suspects in his place of residence dents move out of state, the money which is also home to a local would be converted into a loan Chabad center. that must be repaid. Police said that the unidentified “Students are not going to plan 56 year old victim was sleeping at for future debt because they’re go- 5 AM this morning on the third ing to think they don’t have any,” floor of Bais Menachem Mendel, said Sara Goldrick-Rab, a Tem- 1703 Avenue J, when the robbery ple University expert on college took place. The two suspects are affordability issues. “And then believed to have used a ladder to
enter the building, located at the corner of E 17th Street, through a broken second floor window. The victim told police that the two suspects demanded his personal property and struck him on top of his head with a garden tool, causing a minor laceration. Preliminary NYPD reports describe the suspects only as black men, and police said that they fled with the scene with the victim’s property in an unknown direction. Advertisement: Click to learn more... Councilman David Greenfield said that the man was the caretaker of the facility and offered a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the suspects. Greenfield said that the fact that the robbery took place on Pesach was particularly disturbing. “It more important now than ever that we unite as a community and find the hateful criminals who did this,” said Greenfield. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline by phone at 800-577TIPS, by text at 247637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577 or online at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis (pictured) is visiting Israel this week. Credit: Monica King/ U.S. Department of Defense.
US defense chief Mattis to make first official visit to Israel (JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visits Israel this week for his first official trip to the Jewish state since assuming the position. Mattis—who is visiting Israel as part of a weeklong trip to several of America’s key Middle East allies, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt—arrives Thursday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Mattis is expected to speak with the Israeli officials about issues such as Iran, Syria and the fight against the Islamic
State terror group. It is unclear if Mattis will also discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which has recently been the purview of President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt. Lieberman and Mattis met last month in Washington, D.C., where Lieberman told his counterpart that the U.S. needs to play a more “active” role in the Middle East.
at Little River United Church of Christ, just a few hundred yards away from the JCC. The JCC’s executive director, Jeff Dannick, said the vandalism is “particularly painful” because it occurred during the Passover holiday, The Washington Post reported. “It’s a painful reminder of how ugly and dangerous the world can be, but also how we can overcome it,” said Dannick. At the church, a swastika was sprayed on the prayer schedule, ADL: Jared Kushner and a sign advocating against antarget of ‘explosive’ ti-Muslim hatred was vandalized online antiwith the message “Jesus knows no Semitic attacks traitors.” The Little River Church, (JNS.org) Jared Kushner, the founded in 1955 as a racially inteJewish son-in-law and adviser grated church, is known for proof President Donald Trump, has moting tolerance of other religions recently become the target of an and the LGBTQ community. The vandalism follows scores “explosive” online campaign of anti-Semitism, the Anti-Defamation of bomb threats against JCCs and the desecration of Jewish cemeterLeague (ADL) said April 10. According to the ADL, the ies throughout the first quarter of campaign of anti-Semitism “has 2017. been driven by white supremacists State Department and anti-Semites and has all the blacklists Hamas hallmarks of classic Jewish conterror commander spiracy theories,” including “accusations that Jews in the Trump (JNS.org) The U.S. State Deadministration are trying to start partment designated Hamas a war to advance the interests of terror commander Abu Anas Israel.” al-Ghandour as a Specially DesigThe social media campaign, nated Global Terrorist, imposing which began April 5, features sanctions on Ghandour for “posTwitter hashtags such as #kush- ing a significant risk of commitneratwar, #kushnerswar and ting acts of terrorism that threaten #firekushner. the security of U.S. nationals or the “#FireKushner, No one voted national security, foreign policy, or for Kushner. Indeed, many of us economy of the United States.” voted against people like Kushner The State Department clarihaving power,” tweeted Richard fied that the sanctions prohibit Spencer, a white supremacist who U.S. citizens from “engaging in heads the National Policy Insti- transactions or dealings” with the tute, a white nationalist think tank. Gaza-based terror commander, The growing online attacks and that all of Ghandour’s properagainst Kushner come after the ty—subject to U.S. jurisdiction—is recent U.S. bombing of Syria in deemed “frozen.” response to the Bashar al-Assad Ghandour, a high-level Hamas regime’s chemical weapons attack, operative, has been involved in as well as reports of tensions be- numerous terrorist operations, tween Kushner and White House including an attack in 2006 on an Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon, IDF outpost at the Kerem Shalom who was recently removed from crossing along the Israel-Gaza the National Security Council. border. The terror attack killed two Israeli soldiers and resulted in the JCC and church kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad vandalized with Shalit, who was held captive by swastikas in Virginia Hamas for five years before being (JNS.org) A JCC and a near- freed in a controversial prisoner by church in Fairfax County, Va., exchange deal. were vandalized April 11 with Former news swastikas and derogatory lanreporter accused of guage. JCC bomb threats Fairfax County police received pleads not guilty reports that graffiti had been sprayed on buildings at the JCC of (JNS.org) Juan Thompson, the Northern Virginia. Approximately St. Louis-based former news rean hour and a half after the initial porter arrested in connection with report, authorities were notified eight bomb threats against Jewish that similar graffiti was discovered institutions, pleaded not guilty to
APRIL 21, 2017 charges of cyber stalking during an appearance in a New York City federal court April 10. Thompson, 31, faces the charges following a series of threats he allegedly made to Jewish organizations during a wave of more than 150 bomb threats across North America since the beginning of 2017. Thompson, a former reporter for The Intercept, was arrested in early March. He has been denied bail and faces up to five years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $250,000, if found guilty. An FBI complaint states the suspect threatened JCCs in San Diego and New York City, Jewish schools in New York and Michigan, a New York City Jewish history museum and the Anti-Defamation League. Thompson reportedly made several of the threats in the name of a former love interest and also in his own name. In late March, an Israeli-American teenager living in Israel was arrested in connection to the majority of the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions.
Spicer issues apology following uproar over Hitler remarks (JNS.org) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized for his controversial comments regarding the Holocaust April 11, when he had asserted that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II. “Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison,” Spicer told CNN. “And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.” Spicer made the controversial remarks during a press conference at the White House in an attempt to question Russia’s continued support for President Bashar al-Assad following the Syrian leader’s recent chemical attack. “We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said. “So you have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself is this a country that you want to align yourself with?” When asked to clarify his remarks, Spicer acknowledged that Hitler did use chemical agents, but argued that “when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.” American Jewish groups were quick to criticize Spicer’s comments, with some calling for him
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APRIL 21, 2017 to be fired. Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center, meanwhile, expressed “deep concern regarding the inaccurate and insensitive use of terms related to the Holocaust.” Yet Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, the son of Holocaust survivors, said that “since [Spicer] apologized and retracted his remarks, as far as I am concerned, the matter is over.”
MIDDLE EAST Abbas plans ‘unprecedented steps’ to end West Bank-Gaza split
(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said he will take “unprecedented steps” to end the split between the PA-run territories in the West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. In a speech to Arab ambassaINTERNATIONAL dors in Bahrain, Abbas said he was shocked at Hamas’s decision in March to form an administrative committee to run affairs in Gaza. “After 10 years in which we sent financial support to our people in Gaza, we were surprised by this unprecedented step,” Abbas said. “Thus, we will take unprecedented steps regarding the split.” While Abbas did not offer additional details, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum dismissed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra PA leader’s comments, saying the Modi (pictured) is visiting Israel terror group would not accept “the July 5-6. Credit: Indian Prime language of threats and dictating Minister’s Office via Wikimedia orders.” Commons. Hamas seized control of Gaza Dates set for Indian from the PA in 2007. Numerous prime minister’s failed attempts have been made historic visit to Israel over the years to unify the Pales(JNS.org) The dates of Indian tinian movement and end the split Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s between Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah upcoming visit to Israel—the first political party, which dominates trip of its kind by a holder of his the PA. office—have been set for July 5-6 as the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations. While the details of Modi’s itinerary are still being worked out, reports indicate that his visit will focus on building stronger economic, agricultural and hi-tech ties. According to the Hindustan Soldiers from the IDF’s Duvdevan, Times, “Though Israel is among an Arab-speaking elite special the top four military hardware forces unit, are pictured during an suppliers to India, with more than operation to arrest terror suspects $1 billion in annual sales to New in October 2015. Two undercover Delhi, the Modi government is Duvdevan soldiers were exposed keen to ensure that this visit is not and detained by Palestinian focused on defense ties alone, but security forces in Nablus Saturday. encompasses longterm economic Credit: IDF Spokesperson/Flash90. and technological cooperation, resulting in a free-trade agreement.” Palestinian police detain The report added that Modi’s elite IDF soldiers during undercover operation visit will “be an open acknowledgment of India’s close ties with (JNS.org) Two undercover Israel, and also pave the way for combat soldiers from an elite IDF transfer of high-end agricultural unit were exposed and detained technologies that will benefit Indi- by Palestinian security forces in an farmers.” Nablus Saturday, in the midst of a Notably, Modi will not visit clandestine operation. the Palestinian territories in July. Palestinian police officers reThe Indian government has said portedly stopped a car that the it believes the prime minister’s two undercover soldiers were standalone visit to Israel will fur- driving after their identities had ther “underline the significance of been uncovered. The soldiers were India’s special ties with the Jewish detained on a main street in the nation.” neighborhood of Rafidia, where
large numbers of IDF units were dispatched to protect the apprehended soldiers after Palestinian teenagers began rioting and throwing rocks at the commandos. The Israeli soldiers were taken to the Nablus police station for questioning and, with the assistance of Israel’s Civil Administration, were returned to the IDF near An-Najah University in Nablus along with their weapons, equipment and vehicle. The soldiers involved in the incident were part of Duvdevan, the IDF’s special Arab-speaking counter-terrorism unit, known in Hebrew as “Mistaravim.”
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tacking Syrian army sites in Palmyra city on March 17, 2017, added fuel to the fire and made things worse,” said Jaafari, referencing a reported Israeli Air Force strike on a Hezbollah terrorist weapons convoy. Last month, Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems were activated in response to the alleged Israeli strike and caused Israel to utilize its Arrow missile defense system to intercept a Syrian missile, marking the system’s first operational use. Jaafari also accused Israel of providing medical aid to injured al-Qaeda terrorists. Since 2013, Israel has provided medical aid to victims of the Syrian Civil War who arrive for treatment at the IsGaza Strip braces raeli border with Syria in the Gofor severe electricity lan Heights. crisis as Muslim The Syrian ambassador also donor funds dry up accused the U.S. of aiding Islamic (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to State and other terror groups, and JNS.org) Gaza is bracing for a claimed America “fabricated” the severe energy crisis after donor recent chemical attack on Syrian funds from Qatar and Turkey— civilians to “rescue armed terrorist used to purchase diesel fuel for the groups.” territory’s lone power plant—have run out. The Hamas-controlled energy authority in Gaza said it no longer has the funds to buy more diesel fuel and pay the requisite taxes, which are levied by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah. IDF Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, head of Israel’s Coordinator of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Government Activities in the Ter- hold candles at the Church of ritories unit, warned that fuel for the Holy Sepulchre during the the power station in Gaza would Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem’s likely run out very soon. The Old City Saturday, April 15, 2017. Hamas-run health ministry said Credit: Yaniv Nadav/Flash90. Gaza residents’ lives were in danChristians in Jerusalem ger due to rolling power cuts in an and Egypt mark attempt to conserve fuel. Easter following Palm In January 2017, Turkey Sunday terror pledged to send 15,000 tons of diesel fuel to Gaza to operate the (JNS.org) Thousands of Chrispower station. Qatar’s head of tian pilgrims attended the annual state (known as the emir), Sheikh Holy Fire ceremony at the Church Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem met with Hamas’s then-political Saturday as Egyptian churches bureau deputy chief Ismail Hani- marked a somber Easter Sunday. yeh and promised to transfer $12 This year’s Easter rituals followed million to the Palestinian Energy two Islamic State terror attacks Authority in Ramallah to pur- at Egyptian Coptic Christian chase the large quantities of diesel churches on Palm Sunday April 9, fuel needed to run the Gaza power killing a combined 45 people. station. The Israel Police bolstered security prior to the Holy Fire ceremoSyria accuses Israel and ny, deploying hundreds of units US of supporting Islamic in Jerusalem’s Old City and at the State terror group Church of the Holy Sepulchre’s (JNS.org) Syrian Permanent courtyard. During the Jerusalem ceremoRepresentative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari Wednesday ny, which takes place annually accused Israel of providing direct prior to Easter Sunday, Christians support to the Islamic State terror light candles with “Holy Fire” from group in Syria during a heated ses- what is believed to be the tomb of sion at the U.N. Security Council. Jesus Christ. A sunbeam shines “The direct Israeli support to through one of the church’s ceilISIL (Islamic State) through at- ing windows and ignites a lamp
positioned in the tomb, in what is deemed to be a miracle. Moments after the Orthodox patriarch reveals the “Holy Fire,” it spreads rapidly through the church as pilgrims light each other’s candles. In Egypt, all celebratory aspects of Easter were canceled at the behest of Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II. Ceremonies at Coptic churches had a heavy security presence, as security barriers with a 1,300-foot radius were erected around churches.
PAGE 25 60 in Judea and Samaria, killing 20-year-old soldier Elhai Teharlev and wounding another Israeli. Following the raid, the IDF said the operation was “part of the ‘concept of expanded prevention’ for taking action against all the circles of support for the terrorist and his family.” Cash valued at $23,000 and three stolen cars were seized in the raid. An improvised submachine gun was also confiscated by security forces in the town of Sanur.
Haaretz article argues national-religious Israeli Jews ‘more dangerous’ than terrorists
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (pictured) announced he is running for re-election. Credit: UN Photo/Loey Felipe.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani registers to run for re-election (JNS.org) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani registered Friday to run for a second four-year term in the Islamic Republic’s May 19 election. “Once again, I am here for Iran, for Islam, for freedom and for more stability in this country,” Rouhani told reporters. Though he won the presidency in a landslide in 2013 and forged Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, Rouhani faces a stiff challenge from other candidates, including hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, a judge and cleric who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Additionally, outspoken former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced he is running again for the office. Many Iranians are dismayed with Rouhani, who had promised to end Iran’s isolation and create a freer society, as the country’s economy fails to grow despite the lifting of economic sanctions in the aftermath of the nuclear deal.
IDF raids terrorist’s hometown, seizes cash, stolen cars and firearms (JNS.org) The IDF conducted an overnight raid April 12 in the Judea and Samaria town of Silwad, the hometown of 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist Malek Ahmad Mousa Hamed, who recently carried out a vehicular attack against Israelis. Hamed rammed his car into a crowded bus stop on Route
(JNS.org) An article published by left-wing Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz drew widespread condemnation last week for calling Israel’s national-religious community “more dangerous” than the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists. In the article titled “More Dangerous than Hezbollah,” columnist Yossi Klein wrote “the national religious [Israelis] are dangerous, more dangerous than Hezbollah, more than drivers ramming their cars into people and girls with scissors.” A statement posted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Facebook page said, “The article in Haaretz is disgraceful, and they have lost it completely…Haaretz should apologize.” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the author’s words are “defamation that exposes a vast hatred and undermines any capacity to dialogue or criticize.” Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid each separately condemned the article, with Bennett tweeting, “When you think that Haaretz has reached its peak of humiliation, it always manages to surprise with a new low.” Haaretz Publisher Amos Schocken responded on Twitter, “I can’t figure out what all the excitement is…[Klein] is just saying something similar to what I said six years ago.” Schocken was referring to a controversial article he wrote accusing Israel’s national-religious community of implementing apartheid. THE JEWISH VOICE EXPRESSES A SPECIAL THANKS TO JNS.ORG FOR PROVIDING THE ABOVE NEWS BRIEFS
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Jersey Shore Star Finds Self in Legal Situation By: Stephen Gutowski
ichael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother Marc were indicted on new federal charges of fraud and falsifying records last Friday. The former star of MTV's Jersey Shore cooked the books of Situation Nation along with his brother in an attempt to hide income and avoid paying federal taxes, according to the Department of Justice. Situation Nation is a clothing line which employs a style TMZ once described as "Cheeseball in Paradise." The line reportedly included everything from lip balm to laundry bags to expensive track jackets. The DOJ claims the brand somehow made nearly $9 million over 2 years. "Michael was a reality television personality who gained fame on the television show ‘The Jersey Shore,' which first appeared on the MTV network," a DOJ statement said. "Michael and his brother Marc created businesses, such as MPS Entertainment LLC and Situation Nation Inc., to exploit Michael’s celebrity status. The superseding indictment alleges that the brothers conspired to defraud the United States by not paying all federal income tax owed on approximately $8.9 million that Michael earned between 2010 and 2012." The DOJ said The Situation and his brother used a number of tricks to underreport the amount of money they took in from Situation Nation, including
depositing cash in multiple bank accounts to avoid triggering certain reporting requirements. "The superseding indictment also charges that Michael made multiple cash deposits on the same day in amounts less than $10,000, into different bank accounts that he controlled, in an effort to evade the banks’ reporting requirements – banks are required to file reports with the U.S. Treasury for cash deposits exceeding $10,000," the DOJ statement said. "These reports include the identity of the person who conducted the transaction and the individual or organization for whom the transaction
was completed." The DOJ further accused the pair of using their business accounts to buy luxury cars and clothes for themselves. "As part of the conspiracy, the brothers also allegedly commingled funds among business and personal bank accounts and used the money from the business bank accounts to pay for personal items, such as high-end luxury vehicles and clothing," the statement said. The DOJ emphasized that these are only accusations and The Situation will have his day in court to present a defense. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
NJ State Theater Presents the Nat’l Tour of ‘Annie’ the Musical
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tate Theatre New Jersey is proud to announce that the U.S. national tour of "Annie," now in its third year, is coming to New Brunswick on May 7. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production is a new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. The original production of "Annie" opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, the Gram-
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"Michael (Sorrentino) was a reality television personality who gained fame on the television show ‘The Jersey Shore,' which first appeared on the MTV network," a DOJ statement said
my for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it opened, has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 39 years. The beloved score for "Annie" includes classics such as "Maybe," "It's the Hard Knock Life," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
The production features a 25-member company, including Angelina Carballo as Annie, Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks and Erin Fish is Miss Hannigan. Also starring in the tour are Casey Prins as Grace Farrell, Michael Santora as Rooster, Mallory King as Lily and Jeffrey B. Duncan as FDR. Plus, Sunny and Macy, rescue terrier mixes, star as Annie's beloved sidekick, Sandy. "Annie" will be at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J., for two performances, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 7. Tickets available at www. STNJ.org or by calling (732) 246SHOW. (NJ.COM)
'Annie' will be at the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J., for two performances, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 7. Heidi Gray
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or the Edelsteins, skill at setting runs in the family. Sisters Allison (21) and Gayle (17) both played volleyball as setters at Livingston High School, where they were standout athletes. Now, the sisters find themselves facing an opportunity to represent the USA in their respective age groups at Maccabi’s 20th Maccabiah Games this July in Israel. The event is expected to draw more than 9,000 Jewish athletes from 80 different countries, making it the third largest sporting event in the world. In order to fund their trip, the sisters’ father, Philip Edelstein, has launched a crowd funding campaign with a goal of raising $16,000 to fund their trip.
Volleyball Phenoms Elder sister Allison started playing volleyball in 7th grade. By high school, she was the only freshman recruited to play on the varsity team. Throughout high school she won many individual awards and a state championship. She was also the all-time school leader in assists. She continued to play club volleyball with Atlantic Valley Volleyball, she traveled to Atlanta to play in the Junior Olympics. During her four years at Franklin and Marshall College, she helped the team go to the NCAA National Tournament, led the Centennial Conference
passed her sister as the all-time leader in assists. She has been recruited by Washington College, Arcadia University, Susquehanna University and Springfield College but has accepted admissions to McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. “Gayle and Allison are both standout athletes who are also very proud of their Jewish heritage,” Phil Edelstein said. “Travelling to Israel to play in the 20th Maccabiah Games would be the most thrilling trip of their lives. We are hoping that our friends, families and those who support Sisters Allison (21) and Gayle volleyball and the state of Israel (17) both played volleyball will help send these two young as setters at Livingston High ladies on an experience of a lifeSchool, where they were time. To have the opportunity to standout athletes. Now, the play a sport they love, representsisters find themselves facing an opportunity to represent the USA ing the United States in a country they have both come to love in their respective age groups is an amazing opportunity. To at Maccabi’s 20th Maccabiah do it together, as sisters, is just Games this July in Israel. perfect.” View the Edelstein Sisin assists and passed the 2,000 caters’ Gofundme campaign at reer-assists mark. Younger sister Gayle was an https://www.gofundme.com/ early leader in the sport as a start- maccabivolleyball. er on her middle school volleyball team. Like her sister, she was About the also asked to join the varsity team Maccabiah Games her freshman year of high school, The Maccabiah Games, orwhere she was a starter from day ganized by the Maccabi World one. The award-winning young Union, is MWU’s signature acsetter won multiple county and tivity in international Jewish conference championships. Like sports. The games are held evAllison, Gayle also played club ery four years in Israel. Learn volleyball for Atlantic Valley.Now more about the 2017 Maccabiah approaching graduation from games at http://www.maccabiah. Livingston High School, she has com/2017/eng/.
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The Story of Hitler’s Jewish Landlord By: Polina Garaev
this address, but while this fact was known and even commemorated in 1936 with a plaque on modest, scantily furthe building's facade, Nazi aunished 90 square feet thorities attempted to conceal room – that's how the Jewish identity of the propAdolf Hitler's dwelling erty owner. looked during his first years in However, Erlanger – who Munich. He lived on the first bought the house in 1921 and floor of Thierschstrasse 41, sharhad his store on the ground ing the flat with a Bavarian famfloor – avoided speaking ill of ily. Their landlord lived a floor his former tenant. “Since I'm a above – a Jewish textile merJew, I concerned myself as little chant named Hugo Erlanger. as possible with the activities of my lodger,” he told a Hitler-friendly biographer named Heinz A. Heinz in 1934. “I must admit that I found Hitler quite sympathetic. I often encountered him on the stairway and at the door – he was usually scribbling something in a notebook – and we normally exchanged pleasantries. He never gave me the feeling that he views me differently than other people.” “I found it fascinating that Hitler had no objections living in the house of a Jew,” Hoser Hitler’s landlord in Munich was a Jewish textile merchant named told i24news. “It's very different from the impression one generHugo Erlanger. Pictured above is his passport ally has of Hitler.” The historian researched and Historian Paul Hoser has leum floor. The apartment also extensively researched Hitler's lacked a bathroom, forcing Hit- found other examples of pertime in the four-story build- ler to frequent the public bath, sonal contacs Hitler had with Jews before and after assuming ing and Erlanger's fate after the Müllersches Volksbad. For nine years he resided at power. One of them was a docwar. His curiosity was piqued
after reviewing the 1929 census of Munich's residents, when he noticed that the man listed as the property owner at Hitler's address had a typical German-Jewish last name. Hitler moved to this humble abode on 31 March 1920 after demobilization. The room was furnished with only a bed, a desk, a makeshift bookshelf, a single chair and a small carpet covering the worn lino-
Survivors of Riga Ghetto Make Final Grant Bequest supports Yad Sarah’s Dental Services for impoverished Holocaust survivors Edited by: JV Staff
he Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto – in their final official act as a group before disbanding due to their members’ passing and age – have contributed $30,000 to Yad Sarah, along with donations to two other organizations. The gift to Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-staffed organization, will support the organization’s dental clinic, which serves a disproportionate number of Holocaust survivors free of charge. The gift will be acknowledged with a dedication plaque at a ceremony at Yad Sarah on Yom HaShoah, April 24, 2017. “After years of support for Yad Sarah, we are very grateful, and powerfully moved, that the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto have extended their hand in this final act of generosity to assist their fellow Holocaust survivors and other Israelis in need,” said Adele Goldberg, Executive Director, Friends of Yad Sarah. “After enduring the unimaginable, the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto have made a tremendous mark on their community around the world. We are honored to carry on the legacy of this remarkable group through Yad Sarah’s work.” Last year, Yad Sarah served more than 6,000 people through its dental clinic, including, through its mobile dental unit, more than 2,000 who are homebound or live far away on Israel’s periphery.
The gift to Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-staffed organization, will support the organization’s dental clinic, which serves a disproportionate number of Holocaust survivors free of charge.
The plaque will memorialize not only the society’s gifts, but its remarkable story. From an estimated 50,000 Jews who lived in or were sent to Riga, fewer than 700 survived, and those who joined the society are now no longer alive, or too advanced in years to continue the organization’s activities. The final bequests also benefit Yad Vashem and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. “We are very proud that our organization’s legacy will live on through these projects, which will support our fellow survivors and other Israelis in need, protect the memory of the Holocaust, and strengthen the State of Israel,” said Rene Herrmann, a Riga survivor and vice president of the society. Lore Oppenheimer, the society’s president, said: “Our group experienced unspeak-
able horrors. Yet, we came from the darkness of the Holocaust determined to spread light, kindness and tolerance in our world. This gift helps to accomplish that goal.”
About Friends of Yad Sarah: Friends of Yad Sarah is the U.S.-based support organization for the largest volunteer-staffed organization in Israel, providing a range of free or low-cost health and home care support services that save the Israeli economy several hundred million dollars each year in hospitalization and medical costs. Founded in 1976, Yad Sarah currently offers more than 20 programs through 100+ branches across the country, with 6,000 volunteers bringing help and hope to more than 400,000 people last year alone.
After being released from Landsberg prison, Hitler re- “I must admit that I found turned to the apartment on Hitler quite sympathetic. Thierschstrasse, keeping his old I often encountered him room and renting another, a on the stairway and at bigger one, as his office. the door – he was usually There he met with supporters scribbling something like Philipp Bouhler, who was in a notebook – and we later appointed by Hitler to run normally exchanged the euthanasia program killpleasantries.” ing the sick and disabled; and Wilhelm Frick, who went on to become Hitler's Minister of the Geli Raubel, who had moved to Interior. Also women infatuated Munich. Eventually, on 5 October with the Nazi leader frequented 1929, Hitler and Raubel moved the apartment, says Hoser. By then, Hitler could already to a luxury nine room apartToday, the building at afford “a car with a chauffeur ment at Prinzregentenplatz 16, Thierschstrasse 41in Munich or a house in the mountains,” where he stayed until becoming where Adolf Hitler lived in thanks to wealthy benefactors Reichskanzler in 1934. Munich in the 1920s Meanwhile, 48-year-old and the sales of his book 'Mein tor who treated Hitler's mother Kampf ', added the historian, yet Erlanger's financial situation for cancer. She died in 1907 but he preferred to stay in the city See The Story of Hitler’s , page 37 the son remained thankful. Af- to keep better tabs on his niece, ter the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938, the Fuhrer offered the doctor the opportunity to become an “honorary Aryan.” He refused, but in 1940 Hitler allowed him to immigrate to the US. In his findings, due to be published Wednesday, Hoser describes another encounter Hitler had with the Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger at a cafe in 1922, in which the Fuhrer treated the latter with great respect. “All the information I found points to the fact that Hitler had only an abstract idea of who were the Jews,” noted Hoser. Hoser describes another encounter Hitler had with the Jewish “They were not concrete per- writer Lion Feuchtwanger at a cafe in 1922, in which the Fuhrer sons to him, more like specters.” treated the latter with great respect.
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China Feasts on Israeli Tech By: Ronn Torossian
n its endless quest for resources and technology, the world’s largest nation is increasingly looking at one of the world’s smallest. Twenty-five years ago, trade between China and Israel stood at $50 million. Today, that figure has reached $11 billion. As its economy continues to modernize and expand, China is taking its global economic rivals head-on. With an eye toward the future and the latest and greatest in tech, China thinks Israel is a smart bet to find a leg up. So much so that China has become an integral part of the tech boom in Israel. According to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, China accounts for about one-third of investments in Israeli high-tech companies. The IVC Research Center in Tel Aviv estimates that Chinese investments in Israel will approach $500 million in 2017, and is growing by 50 percent annually. Chinese investments in Israeli companies range from coding platforms and video technology, to automotive tech and agriculture. Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has become one of China’s biggest cheerleaders, as he “pivots” Israel toward Asia. During Netanyahu’s state visit to China last month, Israel and China signed a number of bilateral agreements to cooperate on
Morgan Stanley Sales Contest Results in Trouble With Securities Regulations By: Anat Ghelber
W According to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, China accounts for about one-third of investments in Israeli high-tech companies. The IVC Research Center in Tel Aviv estimates that Chinese investments in Israel will approach $500 million in 2017, and is growing by 50 percent annually.
issues like air pollution, water conservation and high-technology, all priority issues for both nations. Netanyahu was joined on his mission to China by Ofir Akunis, Israel’s Science and Technology Minister and Eli Cohen, Israel’s Economy and Industry Minister, both of whom will be sharing their views on the future of Israeli industry and technology at The Jerusalem Post’s 6th Annual Conference in New York City on May 7. “Our technology is amazing and greatly admired all around the world,” Akunis has said. This is certainly true in China, where Israel is synonymous with innovation, according to Alexan-
der Pevzner, founding director of the Chinese Media Center at the College of Management Academic Studies. Pevzner says, “China needs technology and innovation and Israel is willing to give it to them.” With unrelenting economic pressures on Israel stemming from the global BDS movement, China is creating thousands of jobs in Israel, and giving Israeli innovation a powerful outlet for global development. Like the smaller animal in a symbiotic relationship found in nature, the new Israel – China partnership provides Israel with a vibrant economic ecosystem. Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading PR Agency.
hile competition among the employees within a business can be seen as stirring productivity for the business as a whole, there are limits when it comes to banking. Morgan Stanley has come within the crosshairs of a securities regulator for running a sales contest to increase its ledger of securities-based loans which has been deemed inappropriate. Specifically, the two parties involved are James Gorman’s bank and the securities regulator of the state of Massachusetts. Between 2013 and 2015, a Morgan Stanley bank in Massachusetts ran a sales contest organizing financial advisers into separate teams and providing financial incentives for anyone who sold the most securities-based loans to rich clientele, according to an accusation made by Massachusetts Secretary William F. Galvin’s office in a settlement with the bank. Brokers were awarded 35 to 50 basis points of their increase in loans once a certain level was reached, according to statements of fact presented in court. The legal problem with such sales contests is that securities regulations forbid them, as they lead to conflicts of interest be-
Morgan Stanley has come within the crosshairs of a securities regulator for running a sales contest to increase its ledger of securities-based loans which has been deemed inappropriate.
tween bank employees and their clients. While Morgan Stanley has not admitted doing anything wrong, they have, nonetheless, agreed to pay the state of Massachusetts a $1 million fine. Sales contests of this kind were reported upon exclusively by the New York Post last year. It has been revealed that top executives at Morgan Stanley, at least in the state, were aware of the contest. Morgan Stanley clientele were not made aware of the contest, which was given the euphemism of a “Business Development Allowance” pilot program. It’s been noted that, while such programs violate regulations, they have led to increased productivity for the banks. 9% of clientele in Morgan Stanley’s MetroWest-PI regional
complex had loans based in securities in 2013. By 2015, 12% to 15% had such securities-based loans. A dog-eat-dog mentality soon began to prevail amongst financial advisers as they all sought to get the most number of client sales and loans taken out. Each of them sought to take the lead by any means necessary, according to internal emails made public during the settlement in court. One email had a banker writing in March of 2014, “Have I or my admin won anything[?] We have done tons of [loans].” The bank itself had this to say, “Morgan Stanley is pleased to resolve this matter with the Massachusetts Securities Division.” This is from Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Christy Jockle released in a statement on April 12th.
Lawyers for Man Dragged off United Flight File Papers in Illinois Edited by: JV Staff
lawyer representing the man who was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this week said he is likely to sue the airline after he suffered serious injuries from the incident. The lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, said the airline has "bullied" passengers for a long time and he will "probably" file a lawsuit on behalf of Dr. David Dao, who will now have to undergo surgery to correct the injuries he sustained. Demetrio said Dao will need reconstructive surgery to fix a broken nose and two lost teeth. Dao suffered a concussion during the altercation with police, Demetrio said, but he has already been released from the hospital.
The treatment of Dr. Dao prompted outrage and scorn on social media, and anger among some of the passengers on the flight as he was evicted. The incident took place Sunday when Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky refused to give up his seat on a full flight from Chicago to Louisville. Cellphone video of the altercation shows Dao, limp and bleeding from a facial wound, being dragged from a United Airlines flight by three police officers at Chicago's O'Hare In-
ternational Airport. On Wednesday, Dao's lawyers filed preliminary paperwork asking an Illinois state court to order United to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident. The lawyers want United and the city of Chicago, which oversees the airport, to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to the flight. The treatment of Dr. Dao prompted outrage and scorn on social media, and anger among some of the passengers on the flight as he was evicted. The incident risks a backlash against United from passengers who could boycott the airline as the busy summer travel season is about to begin. For Chicago, it is another public relations nightmare, adding to its reputation as a city unable to curb a crime wave in some neighborhoods, which President Donald Trump has highlighted with critical tweets. The outrageous incident spiraled out of control from a common air travel issue - an overbooked flight. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off the flight to Louisville. At first, the airline asked for volunteers, offering $400 and then when that didn't work, $800 per passenger to relinquish a seat. When no one voluntarily came forward, United selected four passengers at random. Three deplaned but the
fourth, a man who said he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat patients on Monday, refused. Three men, identified later as city aviation department security officers, got on the plane. Two
3411 are heard saying, "Please, my God," "What are you doing?" "This is wrong," "Look at what you did to him" and "Busted his lip." "We almost felt like we were being taken hostage," said Ty-
Dr. David Dao, 69, was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this week when he refused to leave his seat on an overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville.
officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man "basically saying, 'Sir, you have to get off the plane,' " said Tyler Bridges, a passenger whose wife, Audra D. Bridges, posted a video on Facebook. One of the security officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from his window seat, across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. Other passengers on Flight
ler Bridges. "We were stuck there. You can't do anything as a traveler. You're relying on the airline." United Airlines' parent company CEO Oscar Munoz late Monday issued a letter defending his employees, saying the passenger was being "disruptive and belligerent." While Munoz said he was "upset" to see and hear what happened, "our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like
this." Chicago's aviation department said the security officer who grabbed the passenger had been placed on leave. "The incident on United Flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department," the department said in a statement. After a three-hour delay, United Express Flight 3411 took off without the man aboard. Airlines are allowed to sell more tickets than seats on the plane, and they routinely overbook flights because some people do not show up. It's not unusual for airlines to offer travel vouchers to encourage people to give up their seats, and there are no rules for the process. When an airline demands that a passenger give up a seat, the airline is required to pay double the passenger's oneway fare, up to $675 provided the passenger is put on a flight that arrives within one to two hours of the original. The compensation rises to four times the ticket price, up to $1,350, for longer delays. When they bump passengers, airlines are required to give those passengers a written description of their compensation rights. Last year, United forced 3,765 people off oversold flights and another 62,895 United passengers volunteered to give up their seats, probably in exchange for travel vouchers. That's out of
At first, the airline asked for volunteers, offering $400 and then when that didn't work, $800 per passenger to relinquish a seat. more than 86 million people who boarded a United flight in 2016, according to government figures. United ranks in the middle of U.S. carriers when it comes to bumping passengers. ExpressJet, which operates flights under the United Express, American Eagle and Delta Connection names, had the highest rate of bumping passengers last year. Among the largest carriers, Southwest Airlines had the highest rate, followed by JetBlue Airways. In a related development, United Airlines Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz took to the airwaves last Wednesday in an attempt to quell the outrage over Sunday's forced removal of a passenger, vowing that kind of incident "will never happen again." Facing mounting pressure, Munoz was much more contrite in an interview with ABC News, apologizing profusely to Dr. David Dao and promising that security officers will no longer be used to remove passengers. "We can't do that," he said. The tone of Munoz's remarks contrasted sharply with some of his previous statements criticized as perfunctory - including one in which he called Dao "belligerent and disruptive."
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Master of the Chefs: The Kosher Culinary World’s Unsung Hero By: Elizabeth Kratz
“This is part of my legacy,” Wiseman said in a joint interview with The Jewish Link and JNS.org. “To be able to take a student, who hasn’t yet found a career or parnassah (livelihood), and watch him and help him as he develops marketable, valuable skills, and then to see him rent his own apartment, and watch him get married and have children, and support all of them by cooking...This is why I do this.”
o you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax made with only salt, sugar, peppercorns and dill? Shaved black truffles on fresh pasta, tossed with roasted porcini mushrooms? Fried chicken so crisp and tender that you’d almost swear it was soaked in buttermilk? Not likely. It was probably a burger, steak or slice of pizza, and don’t forget that side order of sushi. Yet during the last decade, one man’s unsung efforts have had perhaps the greatest influence on shaping and growing the skills of kosher-observant culinary students, mentoring them with his quirky sense of humor, imbuing them with kitchen “street smarts,” and ultimately placing them in top kosher restaurants for externships and employment. If you have eaten at a high-end kosher restaurant sometime during the last decade, chances are that someone working for that restaurant was a student, or a student’s student, of Chef Avram Wiseman. Wiseman welcomes the first cohort of students May 1 for the Brooklyn-based Kosher Culinary Center, which calls itself “the only kosher culinary school outside of Israel to offer professional training in the culinary and pastry arts.” But until now, his far-reaching industry footprint has flown under the radar.
One of Chef Avram Wiseman’s culinary creations: a filet of beef with Bordelaise, wasabi mashed potatoes, Maxim potatoes and mixed vegetables. Credit: Courtesy of Chef Avram Wiseman.
decades, Wiseman turned to teaching in 2000. At the Art Institute of New York, he trained close to 500 students in classic French culinary techniques, espousing the methods of Auguste Escoffier, the father of modern French cuisine. In 2008, he started teaching at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA). In its second-floor outpost on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, he worked as the small school’s lead culinary instructor and, by 2010, became its dean of students. He was known to work tirelessly, taking only short weekend breaks to go fishing in his beloved Atlantic Ocean, up until the school’s closing in 2015 due to New York state licensing issues. Chef David Kolotkin—who runs Kaptivating Kosher, a catering company for upscale and celebrity events, and is the former executive chef at New York City’s renowned Prime Grill kosher steakhouse—calls Wiseman his ‘A walking iPhone 7’ “go-to guy for industry advice.” “Avram Wiseman is like a walking A kosher caterer, restaurateur, banquet chef and menu consultant for two iPhone 7—fully charged, on steroids,
Several of Chef Avram Wiseman’s former students. Credit: Courtesy of Chef Avram Wiseman
with every app already downloaded, full of knowledge and fun,” Kolotkin said. Wiseman has mentored hundreds of students who will, even today, stand as he enters the room and run to do his bidding, while shouting the Gordon Ramsay catchphrase, “Yes, chef!” His graduates are a veritable army of knowledgeable professionals—working in restaurants, synagogues, dormitories, catering and commercial food production, or as personal chefs and entrepreneurs. Still others are food writers, wine gurus, and hotel or banquet hall managers. “[Wiseman] is not only a great teacher in terms of teaching what he knows, but I did something totally different and he supported me in that as well,” said Bracha Serle, a personal chef for a New York family and author of the She’s The Chef blog. “He’s always available for questions.” New Jersey resident Jeremy Brown is not working as a chef, but has applied lessons he gleaned from Wiseman to an entirely new field. “Chef Wiseman showed me that one should master their work skills, be-
From left to right, Chef Avram Wiseman, actress Patricia Arquette and one of Wiseman’s students at the Roast restaurant in New York City. Credit: Courtesy of Chef Avram Wiseman
come good enough at it to where they can have a sense of humor and a smile, while accomplishing their objectives in earning a livelihood,” Brown said. Esther Anzaroot, an entrepreneur from Brooklyn who owns and operates a gluten-free bakery business that sells Middle Eastern delicacies, said Wiseman “has impacted me by giving me confidence in my abilities, teaching me new techniques and always, always demanding the best out of me.” In a thank you letter sent to CKCA director Jesse Blonder after the school’s closing, a funder of several chefs’ participation in the training program wrote, “You have saved several marriages, made several others possible by allowing the man to earn an honorable living, allowed at least one widow to keep her house, reunited two families that I know of and allowed at least one woman to leave an abusive marriage. You (and of course Chef Avram!) should take great pride in your work, a pride that will last far longer than the pay you get.”
American-Israeli partnership Wiseman will lead the forthcoming Kosher Culinary Center training program along with one of his former students, Perline Dayan. Chefs David Ritter and Naomi Ross will join him as instructors, and Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech of Monsey, N.Y., will serve as the top kosher supervisor. In a partnership with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Israeli university will be the optional five-month destination for Kosher Culinary Center students after they complete the 216hour culinary program in Brooklyn. “Once students arrive…they will have a five-day Birthright-style tour of Israel, with an emphasis on Bedouin and Mediterranean flavors, and then go to the university in Eilat, where they will live in dormitories with a three-meal-a-day cafeteria. At the end of their time in Israel, the students will have certificates from Ben-Gurion and also the Marriott, Hyatt or wherever their externship location has been,” Wiseman explained. If the new center’s students turn out anything like Wiseman’s past pupils, the next decade should be another exciting era for kosher restaurant-goers. (JNS.ORG)
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Encountering Jewish Life at the Resting Place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev; Defender of his People By: Dovid Margolin
ing to the tradition of Chabad Chassidim, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak he hulking gravestones would lead the congregation as in Berdichev’s old Jew- chazzan and sing his personish cemetery are unlike al prayer prior to reciting the those found anywhere Kaddishat the Mussaf prayer else. Chiseled as if by an ancient on Rosh Hashanah and Yom shoemaker, the stones were long Kippur. ago nicknamed valenki for their resemblance to the traditional Berdichev Past Russian felt winter boots by that and Present name. Who designed them that Prayerbooks line the shelves way or why is a mystery, but on in Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s ohel, as a pre-Passover morning visit to do works of chassidus, among this place, the scene is surreal, them the rabbi’s own Kedushat almost ghostly, as row after row Levi. According to Rabbi Moshe of boot-shaped stones stretch Thaler, the rabbi of Berdichev into the distance. And then, up and director of Chabad in the ahead—in the middle of the city since 2002, some 100,000 cemetery beyond buried rabbis, people visit the gravesite each merchants and simple folks—is year, coming at all hours of the the resting place of Rabbi Levi day and night. Berdichev, two Yitzchak of Berdichev (1740- hours and 15 minutes southwest 1809), the great “defender of the of Kiev, is a small city, and ThalJewish people.” er’s synagogue is not far from
The synagogue boasts a minyan three times a day
A long curving road leads from the cemetery entrance to the famed rabbi’s ohel, his resting place, which seems to stand watch over the Jews of Berdichev and Ukraine. A dirty blue freight train passes on tracks running along the far edge of the cemetery, belching black smoke into the air and breaking the quiet. The winter might be over, but it’s still cold here, the weather tempered only by the morning sun. Inside the brick mausoleum, it’s even colder. A disciple of Rabbi Dovber, the Maggid of Mezeritch, and a contemporary and friend of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of the ChabadLubavitch movement, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev was one of the most beloved of Chassidic leaders. Taking upon himself the role of advocating before the heavenly court on behalf of the Jewish people, centuries later the Berdichever Rav, as he was also known,is still remembered for his fiery love of each and every Jew, inspiring countless stories, plays and songs in the hundreds of years since his passing. Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was known for directly addressing G d, his heart felt Kaddish being one of the most famous examples. The dramatic plea, also known as A din Toyre Mit G-t (“A Court Case with G d,” set to music a number of times and performed by, among others, Jan Peerce), is a sweeping, personal appeal to the Almighty on behalf of the Jewish people, stated in the name of Levi Yitzchak, the son of Sarah Sasha. Accord-
the cemetery. A sign hangs on a wall inviting travelers to visit the local Jewish community. “The community is strengthened when we receive guests,” the sign reads. The very name Berdichev is so intertwined with history and Jewish collective memory that it’s easy to forget that Jews still live in the same city where Rabbi Levi Yitzchak once preached. “We have a functioning community here,” Thaler tells Chabad.org. “It’s important for people to know that this is not just a museum of what once was.” The American-born and Israeli-raised Thaler and his wife, Chana, run a Jewish preschool, a daily Kollel Torah group and regular women’s classes. They run children’s programs throughout the year, and before Passover had an active model matzah bakery. A minyan gathers three times a day at Thaler’s synagogue, the city’s only functioning one. Berdichev was for generations a Jewish city, and legend has it that the city itself was founded by a Jew, a righteous man named Rav Lieber Hagadol. The story goes that after his marriage, Rav Lieber would cross over to the other side of the Hnylopiat River to pray and meditate in the forest. One day, a hunting party led by the local squire’s son came upon Rav Lieber, causing one of the party’s horses to become startled and throw off its rider. In retaliation, they brutally attacked Rav Lieber to the point that he lost consciousness.
Upon returning to his father’s estate, the squire’s son fell into a coma. No doctors could help him. Soon enough, the squire heard about his son’s participation in the beating of a pious Jewish rabbi, who now also lay at death’s door. The squire immediately sent his doctors to care for Rav Lieber, and when the latter awoke begged him to pray for his son’s recovery. Rav Lieber responded that he would do so on the condition that the squire build a synagogue on the spot where the attack had occurred and an additional 10 homes for Jewish families. The squire acquiesced, and his son returned to health. Around Rav Lieber’s synagogue grew the modern city of Berdichev, eventually becoming home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the Russian Empire. The cemetery in which Rabbi Levi Yitzchak is buried is not the city’s oldest; its earliest known marker displaying a burial in 1808. An older cemetery existed until the 1930s, when the Communist government razed it and built Park Shevchenko on top. Today, it’s still a park, but one Jewish grave remains marked and untouched: that of Rav Lieber Hagadol. “The mayor has told me that they feel a debt of gratitude to the Jewish people,” says Thaler. “It’s a small city, maybe 80,000 people, but it’s known around the world because of the Jews.”
their master the Maggid— were bound together through marriage when Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s grandson married the granddaughter of Rabbi Schneur Zalman in the Belarussian town of Zhlobin, known as “the Great Wedding.” Less known, perhaps, is the tragedy that followed not even two years later when the bride, Sarah, the daughter of Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s son and successor Rabbi Dovber, passed away during childbirth. A tragic footnote to most, for Thaler this moment in history came to the fore in an unexpected manner when he discovered her grave a few years ago. “We knew that she had passed away while giving birth to a daughter, who was also named Sarah,” says Thaler. “But nobody knew where she was buried.” While focusing on the local community, Thaler has poured efforts and funds into restoring and maintaining not only Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s grave, but the entire 70-acre cemetery, which only a few years ago was overgrown and overrun. As part of that work, he reads through the headstones as restoration takes place and was surprised when he came upon an inscription bearing the name of Sarah, the daughter of Rabbi Dovber, who passed away on the 27th of the Jewish month of Adar in 5569 (1809). Her husband’s illustri-
A Soviet-era photo of the synagogue in Berdichev, which sometimes served as home to an underground yeshivah in the 1930s. Today, the building is in need of significant repair, something Thaler hopes to accomplish in the future. (Photo: Shimon Yantovsky)
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Undoubtedly, the man Berdichev is most closely identified with is Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, who became the city’s rabbi in 1785 and served in that role until his passing. In addition to his many famous traits, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was a close confidant of Rabbi Schneur Zalman. It was he who said, upon receiving a copy of Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s foundational work on Chassidic thought, the Tanya: “It is a wonder that he concealed such a great G d in such a small book!” Later, when Rabbi Schneur Zalman was arrested by czarist officials, he sent a messenger to Rabbi Levi Yitzchak to inform him of the charges against him In 1807, the two great men— already close allies in the battles with opponents of Chassidism and in the internal struggles that followed the passing of
ous grandfather, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, passed away seven months later on 25 Tishrei 5570 (1809), following which Rabbi Schneur Zalman traveled to Berdichev to care for the surviving family, staying there for about eight months.
Drawn to the Gravesite Some 41,617 Jews lived in Berdichev in 1897, a full 80 percent of the city’s population—a number that would hit its peak just prior to World War I. Following the war and the Russian Civil War, which saw horrific pogroms at the hands of Bolshevik troops, White Army troops and Ukrainian nationalists, by 1920 the Jewish population had dropped by nearly half. With the onset of Bolshevik rule, Berdichev’s shuls and communal property began to be confiscat-
The ohel, or resting place, of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev in western Ukraine. The great “defender of the Jewish people,” he was an early Chassidic master who served as rabbi of Berdichev for nearly 25 years, passing away in 1809
ed and repurposed by Communist authorities, with as many as 80 synagogues closed down during that time. A branch of Chabad’s underground Tomchei Temimim yeshivah system functioned in the city from 1935 to 1938, when the 10 students and teachers were discovered by police in the city’s Tailor’s Synagogue and arrested. The teachers ended up serving prison time; the students were transferred to Soviet orphanages. At its onset, the yeshivah in Berdichev was led by a 25-yearold Lubavitcher student named Yaakov Shatz, who after his marriage moved to Poltava to head an illegal branch of the yeshivah in that city. He was arrested in Moscow in 1937, and his fate was unknown until the fall of the Soviet Union. His NKVD case file reveals that in December of that year, Shatz was arrested as a “participant in an illegal prayer meeting held in the home of Kok [a Lubavitcher activist in Moscow],” and the prosecution’s file outlines that Shatz was convicted of “fomenting anti-Soviet agitation in his surroundings, and due to his hostile attitude towards Soviet power intending to escape to Palestine.” Shatz was tried by a tribunal of three members of the NKVD, called a Troika, and sentenced to death. A month later, on April 5, 1938, he was executed at the Butova killing grounds outside of Moscow, where his body was dumped.
in the city. Plotkin coordinated Chabad activities in nearby Zhitomir, bringing Rabbi Shlomo and Esther Wilhelm to lead that operation permanently in 1994, and then drawing the Thalers to Berdichev in the early 2000s. These days, Thaler works actively with the local Jewish population of Berdichev and surrounding towns, while also encouraging some of the younger residents to move to Israel, where they will have a better chance of meeting and marrying other Jews. At the same time, more and more people are coming to see the gravesite of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, and Thaler has blueprints laid out for a massive visitor’s center and synagogue to be built adjacent to the cemetery.
Undoubtedly, the man Berdichev is most closely identified with is Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, who became the city’s rabbi in 1785 and served in that role until his passing.
A descendant of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, Thaler feels a connection to the man and the place. He has, in the years since moving to Berdichev, become an expert in all things connected to the holy rabbi, rattling off story after story in a heartbeat. Like this famous Passover one. It was the eve of Passover and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak felt a negative decree being readied in the heavens against the Jewish people. Losing no time, he directed his attendant to search Berdichev for contraband alcohol and tobacco—goods that had illegally bypassed the czar’s duties. The attendant returned with news that anything could be bought at the right price.
The Nazis entered Berdichev on July 7, 1941, killing an estimated 30,000 Jews from the city and surrounding areas. Following the war, many Jews returned to the city and a synagogue was reopened, which remained functioning throughout the Soviet Union’s existence. Although a small city by then, there were still many thousands of Jews living in Berdichev in the late 1980s when the first Chabad emissary to the region, Rabbi Shmuel Plotkin, arrived
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s gravesite draws 100,000 visitors a year, coming at all hours of the day and night.
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Parshas Shemini - At the Heart of Parshas Shemini - “Vayidom Aaron” What the Jewish People are All About By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis
By: Rabbi Yissocher Frand
his week's parsha contains the tragic event of the death of Aharon's two oldest sons. At the height of the joy of the dedication of the Mishkan, Nadav and Avihu were consumed by a 'foreign fire' which came down from Hashem and killed them. The Talmud says [Eruvin 63a] "Aharon's sons did not die until they issued a halachic ruling before Moshe their teacher". There are different interpretations among the Sages exactly what Nadav and Avihu did to warrant this terrible punishment. One of the opinions expressed in the Medrash and the Talmud was this teaching that they issued their own ruling in front of their teacher. According to Halacha, a student may not issue a ruling in the presence of his teacher. One who does so is deserving of the death penalty. This is the interpretation given to the Biblical expression "they offered a foreign fire". The crime was not the offering of the sacrifice per say; the crime was that they took independent action without consulting with Moshe their teacher. The Gemara in Eruvin further relates that Rav Eliezer had a student who issued a halachic ruling in Rav Eliezer's presence. Rav Eliezer announced that this student would not live out the year — which is exactly what happened. If we think about this, it is very difficult to comprehend. What is so terrible about ruling on a halachic question in front of one's teacher? We understand that there is a matter of honoring a Rabbi (Kavod haRav) or of a Torah scholar. But it is difficult to understand that this should be a capital offense. Moreover, we also know the rule that a Rabbi has a right to "forgive his honor" (Rav she'machal al k'vodo, k'vodo machul). A teacher can say "You do n0t have to stand up for me". We would think that any time a student rules in front of his teacher, the teacher should forgive. Why was Rav Eliezer not more compassionate? Why
did he say with certitude that this student would die within the year? Apparently, in these situations forgiving (mechila) does not help. The teacher does not have the ability to forgive. Why not? Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz, the Mir Rosh Yeshiva, zt"l, explains that the aveira [sin] of issuing a halachic ruling in one's teacher's presence is a much more basic sin that merely not showing this teacher the proper respect. The Talmud relates in tractate Chagiga (14a) that the prophet Isaiah came to the Jewish people before the destruction of the Bais HaMikdash and he gave them 18 curses. He told them of the terrible things that would befall them. Included in these things was that "there would not be found in Israel one versed in Chumash or in Mishna, in Talmud or in Aggadah; there would be no Judges and no Prophets and no one capable of sitting in a Yeshiva." But the ultimate curse he gave them was that "... they shall behave haughtily, the youth against the elder and the base against the honorable." [Isaiah 3:5]. We can somehow live with ignorance and with the absence of Prophets, but when does Klal Yisroel descend to the deepest of pits? When do they hit rock bottom? When there is no honor given to elders. The reason for that is because the Medrash says that Israel is compared to a bird. Just as a bird cannot fly without wings, the Jewish people cannot exist without their elders. Elephants can exist without wings, cats can exist without wings, all animals can exist without wings — except birds. The rest of the world can exist without their elders. For the Egyptians, the Romans, the French, the Americans, and the Italians, it is nice to have elders — but it is not crucial to their very being. But the Jewish people are not a Jewish people without their elders. Just as a bird cannot exist without its wings, that which keeps Klal Yisroel afloat is its elders. (TORAH.ORG)
n the very day that the dedication of the Temple took place, Nadav and Avihu, the two noble sons of Aaron the High Priest, suddenly perished. The Torah describes the reaction of Aaron simply as “Vayidom Aaron” - meaning that Aaron remained silent. The term which is normally used for silence is Vayishtak, the Torah however, chooses the word Vayidom, which means an inanimate object, to teach us that although we are often able to control our emotions, our facial expressions betray our feelings. Aaron’s faith in justice of G-d and in the eternity of the soul was so powerful, so all encompassing, that he was totally at peace with G-d’s Will, even in his heart- Thus Vayidom. But the question still remains - Why did this terrible calamity befall Aaron’s two sons?
sincere in their desire to serve G-d, they nevertheless desired to do so in their own way and bring their own fire rather than the one proscribed by our Torah. Through their tragic deaths, the Torah warns us of the terrible consequences that can result from departing from G-d’s commandments. No matter how lofty our intentions may be, if our service does not conform to G-d’s Will, it is unacceptable. Our G-d is One, our Torah is One, and our worship must mirror that one-ness. It cannot be based upon our personal needs or emotions. This teaching is of special significance to our generation. In our egalitarian society, we have come to believe that we have the right to fashion our own mode of worship, to contrive our own rituals and to author our own ceremonies. We have come to believe that our sincerity makes everything right. But if our service does not reflect G-d’s Will, we are worshipping ourselves and not our Heavenly Father, Had our ancestors fashioned their own mode of worship, there would, G-d forbid, have been no faith for us to inherit. The strength of our people is to be found precisely in the fact that the very same fire that illuminated our souls at Mt. Sinai continues to shed light for us today. Very often, people say. “If you can give me a good reason why I should keep the commandments, I’ll consider it” What better reason can there be but that G-d commanded them? In these most trying times for our nation, for our brethren in Israel, let us commit to take upon ourselves our commandments as proclaimed at Sinai.
An artist’s rendition of Aharon, the high priest. Aaron’s faith in justice of G-d and in the eternity of the soul was so powerful, so all encompassing, that he was totally at peace with G-d’s Will, even in his heart- Thus Vayidom.
PIRKEI AVOS - ETHICS OF THE FATHERS
The explanation that the Torah offers is that they (the two sons) brought an alien fire before HaShem that He had not commanded...” (Leviticus 10:1) The strength of our people, our ability to have survived the centuries can be found in the fact that we never deviated from our Divine Commandments. While Nadav and Abihu were most
From the first Sabbath after Pesach and throughout the summer months, until the Sabbath before Shavuos, we study one of the six chapters of “Ethics of the Fathers”. Since there are six Sabbaths between Pesach and Shavuos, we complete the first cycle before the holiday of Shavuos, thereby affirming the principle “Derech eretz kadmoh l’Torah” - meaning, proper ethical behavior is a prerequisite to Torah study. (HINENI.ORG)
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mitic” did not amount either to generalizing about the community or to incitement. Rather, Klein said only that Continued from page 16 his claim that the community as a whole “rapes [the rest of the he was “speaking his mind” and “for the religious Zionist com- country] with their eyes towards representing a “view that is simmunity, lying is a way of life” and the heavens were anti-Israel-Se- ply not able to be heard.” (TPS)
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came out during the filming of the show contributed to him now being on trial for Bermans’s and her alleged murderer is now murder. Continued from page 5 The lawsuit filed in Manhatin a Los Angeles jail awaiting tan Supreme Court says, two Durst was recently in the trial. Prosecutors say that Durst weeks after his arrest in 2015, headlines last month. The Jewish Voice previously reported: killed Berman out of fear that Durst obtained the services of According to a new lawsuit, she would implicate him in the New York- based T&M Protecmurderer and heir to real es- death of his wife, Kathy, who tion Resources. A $25,000 retainer was paid by Durst, then tate empire Robert Durst owes disappeared in 1982. The 73-year-old “black sheep” close to 500 hours were spent $130,000 to private investigators that he hired to look into of the Durst Family, who have a by the firm’s private eyes conhis arrest in March 2015 for real estate empire in New York ducting field work and digital the murder of his friend Susan City, starred in an HBO doc- research into the events around umentary about his life called his arrest, according to court Berman. Berman was killed in 2000, “The Jinx.” Information that papers.
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Russia will try to restrain Assad now, never forget about Putin’s outrageous ego. Trump just defied Putin on a very important issue of contention and Secretary of State Tillerson essentially blamed Russia for the chemical attack and U.S. response by failing to disarm Assad. Russia could respond by
massively bombing U.S.-backed rebels in Syria, arming Iran and the Taliban or launching cyber attacks on the U.S. Russia could try to shoot down an American aircraft, but those aircraft are targeting ISIS, not Assad. One thing is for sure: President Trump sent the message to the world that he’s prepared to act quickly and decisively. He showed that his words are cred-
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are not. President Donald Trump cannot make the same mistake. He must come to understand that unless the opposing belligerents in the Middle East miraculously eschew their own ideologies, peace in the Middle East is not only improbable, it is impossible. That is the truth. The proper premise almost invariably leads to its rational conclusion. The Trump team needs to better understand the reason the PA even engages in the charade promoted falsely as a peace process. The Palestinian Arab design, however cosmeticized
with euphemistic slogans, remains the same – the end of Israel. And because Israel’s demise could not be brought about by war, as evidenced in 1948, 1967 and 1973, then it must they reasoned, be realized as a cumulative result of a long drawn out series of political rather than military successes. Thus, for the Palestinian Arabs, in the context of the greater Israel-Arab conflict, war is not a continuation of diplomacy by other means, as Clausewitz once pronounced, but just the opposite: diplomacy has become the continuation of war by other means. Will Rogers nailed it almost a hundred years ago: “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’
Soros’ Sister-in-Law we are?” Mohammed finally left his complaining and be a man.” So- job after not being paid for sevros is also charged in the com- eral days. After he asked Soros plaint with saying things such to be compensated, his boss as “I have money and I can treat allegedly told her ex-employee people however I want and who “My name is Soros and I know gives a f…! Don’t you know who some very powerful people… Continued from page 4
ible and that his anti-interventionist message should not be mistaken for isolationism. Unfortunately, in all wars, unexpected things happen. Something always goes wrong, even in the best of scenarios. This story isn’t over yet.
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fundamentally from Allah. The Kaddish prayer for the dead that they recited both at the march and at her funeral has its similarities to Islam’s Allahu Akbar with its ringing declaration, “Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name.” But where Muslims declare the greatness of their deity when murdering Jews, Jews praise God when memorializing the victims of Islamic oppression because unlike Muslims they see death not as a gateway to an obscene orgy of carnal pleasures, but as the expression of the eternal flame of the soul. The Muslim killer’s shout of Allahu Akbar, his declaration of his deity’s greatness at empowering him to throw a 66-yearold nursery school director out
of a window, is really an indictment of Islam. The first ever cry of “Allahu Akbar” was uttered during Mohammed’s massacre of the Jews of Khaibar. The murderous bandit who founded Islam had lain in wait for the Jews who cultivated palm trees in a desert oasis to emerge in the morning. When the Jews came out with spades to make the desert bloom, Muslims attacked the gardeners with weapons against which gardening tools are no match. Mohammed shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. That does not mean, as the phrase is often mistranslated, that Allah is great. Or as it is even more woefully mistranslated, God is great. For Allah is only the deity of Islam. Instead Mohammed shouted that his god was greater than the God of the Jews because Allah had en-
Federal Judge Advances Since the filing of the ASA lawsuit, the American Anthrosidered boycotting any country pological Association and the for their human rights record. Modern Language Association That they only do for the Jew- have both backed down from ish State," stated Northwestern passing boycott measures. “This victory is much bigger Pritzker Law School Professor than merely the ASA,” added Eugene Kontorovich. Continued from page 39
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APRIL 21, 2017 abled him to ambush unarmed men. Or to throw a 66-yearold nursery director out of a window. “Khaybar Khaybar, ya yahud,” remains a popular racist Muslim chant. Jews, remember Khaybar. Khaybar is worth remembering as is an elderly woman falling from the third floor to 30 Rue de Vaucouleurs, and every atrocity and act of racist Islamic terror in the 1,389 years in between. A war against humanity is underway. It began long ago. The killers shout, “Allahu Akbar”. And their victims fall from New York City skyscrapers and third floor Parisian apartments. They are run over in London and Nice, shot in San Bernardino and Paris and blown up in Boston and Brussels. We must remember all of them. And we must win the war. (FRONTPAGE MAG)
Kenneth L. Marcus. “When the MLA attempted a boycott vote, this case was cited, by those on both sides of the issue, as one of the reasons the resolution was defeated. Academic activists are beginning to think twice before adopting anti-Semitic and unlawful policies that undermine the pillars of higher education.” black marketers, and yet anything one could possibly want is available. Contrast this with the faith and fidelity of Your Jews. It has been over 3,000 years since you commanded us to observe Passover. No police, no guards, no courts and jails enforce this edict—and yet every Jew keeps Your laws to the utmost! “Who is like Your nation, Israel?”
he might, he could not find the bread his master had requested. “G d Almighty, look down With the first seder starting in just a few hours, Rabbi Levi with pride at Your people!” Rabbi Yitzchak now tasked his atten- Levi Yitzchak declared. “The czar dant with finding him a piece of has border guards and tax combread, or any chametz, to pur- missioners dedicated to his com(CLARION PROJECT) Ryan Mauro is ClarionProj- chase from a Jew, telling him to mands. The police and the courts ect.org’s national security ana- offer any price. The attendant are devoted to tracking down lyst and an adjunct professor of searched and searched, but try as and punishing smugglers and (CHABAD.ORG) homeland security. Mauro is frequently interviewed on top-tier the USA general population television and radio. was +/-1.6 percent. The margin of error for USA Muslims was until you can find a rock. For the Continued from page 10 the survey results have a mar- +/-3 percent. Palestinian Arabs, diplomacy is gin of error of ± 3 percent. Methodology the rock. Following the October 2016 About ADL The promise of peace, based The October 2016 survey on survey, ADL commissioned The Anti-Defamation on a workable and viable two- anti-Semitism was conducted First International Resources to League, was founded in 1913 state solution, is a lie. by Marttila Strategies. It was update attitudes and opinions “to stop the defamation of the Zsa Zsa Gabor, one imagines, a national telephone with a toward Jews in five countries. Jewish people and to secure made a promise to her first hus- base sample of 1,532 adults, Fieldwork and data collection justice and fair treatment to band – that it will be forever. It plus an oversample of 280 Af- for the project were conducted all.” ADL fights anti-Semiseems that she made the same rican-Americans, and 252 His- and coordinated by Anzalone tism and all forms of bigotry, promise to all her other husbands panics, bringing the oversam- Liszt Grove Research. All inter- defends democratic ideals, – the eight who followed the first. ple for both communities to views were conducted between and protects civil rights for One might suggest this as an 400 each. For those questions January 16 and February 27, all. Follow us on Twitter: @ appropriate premise: promises answered by all respondents, 2017. The margin of error for ADL_National. are not always meant to be kept. You can then draw a logical conclusion. his expenses on a book on sailing, movie tickets, a sports shirt Meir Jolovitz is a past national and gifts he bought his parents: A executive director of the Zionist Continued from page 12 me,” the letter read. The factory pencil for his “Mutti” and a cigOrganization of America, and where Peter was employed, As- arette lighter for his “Vati,” as he formerly associated with the In- is believed to have died sever- scher Interieurs, sent the family called them in the ledger. stitute for Advanced Strategic al weeks later. Gunther and his three months’ worth of his salary “It turned out to be a spectacand Political Studies. parents may have been living in to help the family deal with the ular find,” Peter Buijs, a researchhiding until 1944 and betrayed loss, documents in the suitcase er for the Jewish museum, said of the suitcase. “These documents to the authorities, according to also show. In Peter’s school report card, a make up a picture of the tragedy you are nobody and I will fire Het Parool. Approximately 75 you the next time you talk to me percent of 140,000 Dutch Jews teacher wrote: “We know him to that happened to this family. It about anything that is not your were murdered in the Holocaust be a studious pupil who fulfilled gives Peter Redlich a face.” The owner of the home where f*cking business.” – the highest death rate in Na- his scholastic duties fastidiously.” Soros’s attorney pointed to zi-occupied Western Europe. In a ledger found in the suit- the suitcase was found, Mariher commitment to philanthroIn addition to a laconic notice case, Peter for years noted down anne Eleveld-Lasès, auctioned py and referring to Moham- on Peter’s death, the suitcase also his expenses and income from off several coins that were found med’s allegations as “baseless”, contained a letter that he sent to after school work and allowance. in the suitcase but decided to describing the former butler as his parents from Mauthausen A sailing enthusiast, he bought a donate the rest to the museum, a “former part-time employee soon after arriving there. “I am small boat which he paid in in- Het Parool reported. seeking a quick payday.” well and you needn’t worry about stallments. He also noted down (JTA) Continued from page 34
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the whole world, there will be struggle.” The reader should ask, which Islam does Erdoğan’s statements and actions suggest? The Islam of al Banna, Qutb, and Khomeini, or the fantasy Islam of Clapper, Brennan, and numerous other politicians and government officials from both parties? This is the context in which we must understand Erdoğan’s move away from democracy and towards the restoration of Islam’s role in political and social life. His assertion of Islam’s doctrinal unity suggests that the true “radicals” are those attempting to “reform” Islam and adopt Western models of individual human rights and freedom, liberal democracy, and separation of church and state. For nearly a century Turkey attempted this transformation, one that required the military to enforce. Now we see that the most serious attempt to reconcile Islam to the modern world is moving closer to failure.
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The consequences of such a transition will be dangerous. Turkey is a NATO country hosting our important air base at Incirlik, which the Turks just recently threatened to shut down. During last July’s coup attempt, the base had its power cut and was surrounded by 7000 armed police, an ominous portent. More frightening, the U.S. keeps 50 nuclear bombs at the base. And 4.6 million Turkish immigrants reside in European countries, among whom is a large pool of potential jihadist recruits. These facts make an Islamic Republic of Turkey a dangerous proposition. It’s time to stop indulging the “moderate Muslim” fantasy. There are no doubt millions and millions of Muslims who do not want to practice jihad, or who may be happy to coexist with non-believers. But how do we sort them out? Are these “moderates” the practitioners of the “true” Islam, or are they just bad Muslims? And what should we expect from those “moderate” Muslims when their reli-
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June 30, 2016, brought in a total of $7.65 billion in advertising revenue. But after the New York Times report, advertisers including BMW of North America, Allstate Corp, French pharmaceuticals maker Sanofi SA and T. Rowe Price, pulled their advertising from O'Reilly's primetime The O'Reilly Factor show. O'Reilly's exit follows that of former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, who was forced to resign in July after being accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women, including
former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Ailes has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Twenty-First Century Fox has tapped the law firm Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which also looked into the allegations against Ailes, to investigate O'Reilly's conduct. The O'Reilly Factor is the most watched program on Fox News and is coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Investors seemed to take the news in stride. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 percent at $30.50 in
France Foils Pre-Election Minister Matthias Fekl said in the statement. In 2002, Hani Ramadan was rious threat on French soil," the fired from his teaching post in ministry said in a statement. "The interior ministry and the Switzerland after writing an forces of law and order are fully article in French newspaper Le mobilized and will continue to Monde in support of the stoning fight ceaselessly against extrem- of adulterers and suggesting that ism and radicalization," Interior AIDS was a divine punishment, Continued from page 11
Democrat Advances a win here could provide Democrats with a blueprint to take conis wealthier and better-educated trol of Congress in 2018's midthan most congressional districts, term elections. Ossoff's early fundraising appeals encouraged voters to “Make Trump Furious.” But he told VOA earlier this month that Georgia 6th voters were far more concerned about economic issues than ideological tests. “This campaign no matter what the national press says is about local solutions before it's about national politics,” Ossoff said.
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Republican field Tuesday's election also narrowed the crowded field of eleven
gious brethren perpetrate brutal attacks? For example, what was the response of the one million Muslim Londoners to the Westminster Bridge jihadist attack in March that killed five and wounded 50? Were there even 10,000 Muslims who gathered in Trafalgar Square to condemn this violence? One hundred women, mostly Muslim, did form a human chain on the bridge in protest of the attack. But that’s a pretty scanty turnout from a million “moderates” who presumably find this “hijacking” of their faith an abhorrent heresy. Indeed, since 9/11 there have been precious few of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims who have consistently and categorically condemned murder in the name of their faith. Waiting for some natural evolution of “reformation” of Islam is futile, as Turkey is demonstrating. The fate of Turkey should make us put this simple question to Muslims: are you prepared en masse to reject the venerable doctrines of your faith that justify violence against infidels, and to take action to prove it? (FRONT PAGE MAG)
Wednesday afternoon trading. O'Reilly's departure will not have any effect on Twenty-First Century Fox's overall profitability, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan are co-executive chairmen of the company and son James is chief executive officer. "They could literally go dark during the time his program airs and they would still be profitable," said Wieser. A bigger issue for investors is what the Murdochs will do to prevent the company being in the headlines again just a few months from now, Wieser said. "That's bigger than O'Reilly," he said. "The cultural issue is a big issue."
a U.N. Security Council vote on whether to continue lifting the violating the agreement, they sanctions. can launch a dispute resolution A U.S. move to reimpose sancprocess, the final step of which is tions could cause Iran to pull out Continued from page 10
PAGE 37 of the deal. “Iran has stated that if sanctions are reinstated in whole or in part, Iran will treat that as grounds to cease performing its commitments under this JCPOA in whole or in part,” the agreement says.
his account of the crime because of severe mental illness. Hernandez has been diagnosed choked Patz to death in a store with schizotypal personality Continued from page 5 basement, then put his body in a disorder. Defense attorney Harvey Hernandez did not become plastic garbage bag that he conFishbein has long maintained a suspect in the murder until cealed inside a cardboard box. Hernandez, then a teenager, his client has an "IQ in the bor2012. He confessed to police after authorities questioned him eventually left the box with oth- derline-to-mild mental retaron a tip they received about the er trash in an alley more than a dation range" that made him susceptible to a false confession, block from the store. murder. His lawyers said he made up according to CNN. Prosecutors say Hernandez (INN)
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worsened and he was unable to continue paying the mortgage on his building. Although initially showing him some leniency, in 1933 the Nazi authorities seized the property and put it up for auction, to mask the fact that the Fuhrer had lived for so long under the roof of a
Jew. Erlanger was arrested in 1938, on the Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht), and taken to Dachau concentration camp. He was released a month later due his service record as an officer during WW1, but was prohibited from rebuilding his business. His marriage to a non-Jew was thought to have
saved him from being deported to a concentration camp, and instead, he had to do forced labor in Munich. After the war, his attempts to get his house back were met with strong opposition from the city. Even though his claim was recognized after years of struggle, only in 1953, after finally gathering the money to cover his original debt, was the restitution process completed. (I24 NEWS)
AFP reported. Six years later he won 345,000 Swiss francs compensation over the firing. Ramadan's brother Tariq is banned from entering the United States. France has been rocked by a wave of deadly jihadist attacks which began on January 2015, and remains on high alert. (INN)
Republican candidates down to just one: moderate Republican Karen Handel, who is heavily favored to win in a district that hasn't sent a Democrat to Congress since 1979. Despite his late involvement in the race, President Trump never endorsed a Republican candidate. Now that the choice is directly between Handel and Ossoff, Trump could get more directly involved in rallying district voters with a trip to Georgia. “Donald Trump coming to town could be the biggest thing to happen to congressional elections in years,” said Todd Rehm, a Republican strategist and founder of the blog GeorgiaPundit. com, told VOA. “At its core, the 6th is still a 60 percent Republican district.”
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Turks Approve Referendum surrounding buildings in Istanbul’s Uskudar district. Speaking system of governance that will to reporters, he said he expected allow Turkey to face the chal- a high turnout in support of the lenges of fighting terror and the referendum. "I believe that our people will decide for a faster slowing economy. Erdogan cast his vote late in development and even a leap the morning amid heavy secu- forward. I believe that my people rity, including police snipers on will walk toward the future by Continued from page 12
making their decision,” he said. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the main opposition Republican People’s Party and leader of the No campaign, stressed the importance of the vote in remarks to supporters and TV cameramen. “We are voting for Turkey’s destiny,” he declared. Critics argue the constitutional reforms would usher in an elected dictatorship.
a single subway ride. Fare will allow for free transfers to any other ferry route nors Island. within the system, including Soundview and Lower East the East River Ferry. Side routes to launch in 2018. Both paper and smartphone Routes from Coney Island ticketing will be available, with and Stapleton on Staten Island payments accepted via cash, are in the planning stages for credit, or debit card. Discounts future expansion. will be available for seniors, Combined routes will cover children and New Yorkers with over 60 miles of waterway. disabilities. Passengers will be allowed Commuting Times: to bring bicycles on board for Rockaway to Wall Street (1 a $1 fee. stop): Approximately 1 hour Astoria to E 34th Street The Boats: (2 stops): Approximately 22 Each boat will be able to carminutes ry 150 passengers. Astoria to Wall Street (3 All boats will be equipped stops): Approximately 38 with WiFi. minutes Boats will be fully accessi Soundview to Wall Street ble to New Yorkers with dis(2 stops): Approximately 43 abilities, and will comply with minutes the requirements of both the Bay Ridge to Wall Street Americans with Disabilities (4 stops): Approximately 48 Act and New York City Local minutes Law 68 of 2005. New boats will be equipped Pricing: with the most modern en Cost per ride will equal that gine design available to reduce emissions and noise, as well as of a single subway ride. Over 4,000 daily East River an efficient hull design that will Ferry customers will see fares limit wakes and maximize fuel reduced from $4 to the cost of economy.
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“The Citywide Ferry is great news for Community District 2,” said Shirley A. McRae, Chair of Brooklyn CB 2. “It provides residents, workers and tourists with another transportation option. The homeport is adding jobs to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and a planned ferry stop in the yard will one day serve those employees.”
Rockaway, South Brooklyn and Astoria routes are scheduled to launch in 2017. Rockaway route will connect to the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Wall Street. Astoria route will connect to Astoria, Roosevelt Island (Cornell Tech), Long Island City, East 34th Street and Wall Street. South Brooklyn route will connect Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Red Hook, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 and Pier 6, and Wall Street, with an optional link to Gover-
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“A one-man regime,” is how Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu , leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, described the proposed changes at a rally Saturday in the capital, Ankara, saying the country was in danger. “We are putting 80 million [people] on a bus with no brakes," he added. The referendum campaign has added to the deep polariza-
tion already plaguing Turkey. Concerns have been expressed that division could spill over into violence after the result. Ahead of the vote, both Erdogan and Kılıçdaroğlu called on their supporters to respect the result and their opponents. The narrow margin of victory was expected to attract scrutiny to the conduct of the balloting. Turkey has a long tradition of
APRIL 21, 2017 fair voting, but 'no' campaigners had voiced concern that some of their voting observers have been excluded by authorities. The OSCE, which is monitoring the vote, said it was closely following up those concerns. In its interim report last week it expressed concerns over reports of intimidation of the 'no' campaigners and the lack of fair access to the media.
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Federal Judge Advances Lawsuit Challenging the American Studies Association's Israel Boycott Edited by: JV Staff
he United States District Court for the District of Columbia (D.C.) has rejected efforts by the American Studies Association (ASA) to suppress a lawsuit filed against the Association by its own members challenging the ASA’s adoption of a boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. The judge ruled in favor of the ASA professors in four out of six claims, and authorized the case to go forward. According to the plaintiffs, the boycott adopted by ASA in December 2013 was a concerted effort by a small number of BDS activists, including founding members of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), who abused their leadership positions in ASA to make anti-Israel activism the central focus of the Association. They charge that ASA’s activism breached its contractual duty to its members, and that the boycott was pushed through in violation of the ASA’s own rules governing how votes should be conducted. “The Association suffered and its members suffered when a handful of zealots decided to push a personal, political agenda against one country,” stated Jerome Marcus, an attorney for the plaintiffs. “We are very pleased that the D.C. Court rec-
ognizes that the law is violated by such a severe abuse of power and by the misuse of Association revenue, resources and membership dues.” “This is an important victory, not only for our clients, but for everyone who is concerned about the anti-Semitic BDS movement and its deleterious impact on academic institutions,” stated Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, which also represents the plaintiffs. “This decision will send a clear message about the need to resist unlawful BDS resolutions.” After the lawsuit was filed in April 2016, the ASA called on the D.C. Court to dismiss all charges. However, late Friday, the court ruled against the defendant’s argument for dismissal, and the case will move forward. Specifically, the court ruled in favor of considering the plaintiff ’s claims for waste, breach of contract and violation of the D.C. Nonprofit Corporation Act. The court recognized that the ASA may have misused members’ dues and Association resources, and failed to enact the resolution in accordance with ASA bylaws that require affirmative votes of two-thirds of voting members on the first full day of the meeting. “The circumstances of the ASA’s purported adoption of an anti-Israel BDS resolution are deeply shocking,” stated Har-
“The circumstances of the ASA’s purported adoption of an anti-Israel BDS resolution are deeply shocking,” stated Harvard University Law Professor Jesse Fried (pictured above) who served as an expert adviser to the litigation team representing the plaintiffs. He said that he “applauded the plaintiffs for bringing this much-needed lawsuit to restore the ASA to its proper purpose, and am extremely pleased that Judge Rudolph Contreras is letting plaintiffs proceed with most of their claims."
vard University Law Professor Jesse Fried who served as an expert adviser to the litigation team representing the plaintiffs. “The purpose of the ASA, like other academic organizations is to promote scholarship, teaching, and the exchange of ideas. A handful of insiders at the ASA decided to use their power and the ASA’s resources—that is, other people’s money—-to flip this purpose on its head and turn the ASA into a vehicle for selectively impeding scholarship, teaching, and the exchange of ideas. The insiders then claimed victory even though fewer than 20% of
members expressly approved the BDS resolution, in a vote marred by alleged manipulation and procedural irregularities. I applaud the plaintiffs for bringing this much-needed lawsuit to restore the ASA to its proper purpose, and am extremely pleased that Judge Rudolph Contreras is letting plaintiffs proceed with most of their claims." In addition, the court flat out rejected ASA’s attempt to hide behind the First Amendment, finding a favorable ruling would not infringe on First Amendment rights. Specifically, the court agreed with the
plaintiffs’ argument that defendants “voluntarily assumed certain obligations toward the ASA when they took on leadership positions within the organization, and they violated those obligations through their roles in passage of the boycott resolution.” The court went on to say that “Individual Defendants voluntarily assumed roles where their right to expression would be limited by bylaws, the common law and statute.” The case will now move to the discovery phase of the trial. “The D.C. Court held for a principle that is basic corporate law,” stated University of California Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon, an expert adviser to the plaintiffs. “The First Amendment does not give license to override a company’s organizational documents agreed to by its members. Instead, like an organization, a non-profit is a creature of its organizational documents and must follow them in all it does.” The judge did dismiss the plaintiffs’ ultra vires claim which charged that the boycott of another country is outside the scope of ASA’s charter. The plaintiffs are evaluating the Court’s decision with respect to this aspect of their claims. “While we are disappointed with the court on the ultra vires claim, that part of the lawsuit is not necessary in demonstrating that ASA’s boycott is unques-
tionably unlawful,” stated Kenneth L. Marcus. The four plaintiffs are American studies professors Simon Bronner, Michael Rockland, Michael Barton, and Charles Kupfer. Two are recipients of the ASA award for outstanding abilities and achievement. One is a founding member of a respected American Studies department and another is a member of ASA’s governing council and the editor of the Encyclopedia of American Studies. After numerous unsuccessful attempts since 2013 to address the matter within the Association, the professors filed this suit as a last resort to return the ASA to the academically-focused organization it had been for 60 years. The lawsuit alleges ASA is in violation of the D.C. Non-Profit Corporation Act. In addition to violating DC law, the lawsuit reveals the defendants attempted to prevent informed discourse. In fact, no research performed with scholarly vigor was presented and the ASA refused to circulate or post to the ASA’s website several letters opposing the resolution, including one signed by approximately 70 ASA members and another opposing the resolution from eight former ASA presidents. "This boycott has nothing to do with human rights: the ASA has not even as much as conSee Federal Judge Advances , page 36
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APRIL 21, 2017
A Return to the Western Academy By: Daniel Pipes
just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania, in part out of interest in the topic ("American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900"), in part to get a first-hand sense of discourse in the humanities at the contemporary university. As the founder of Campus Watch, I wondered if it is as bad as our reports suggest, or whether we focus on outliers. My first impression was one of intellectual coziness. A broad consensus on a common base of liberal assumptions crowds out dissenting opinions. A series of hierarchies exists: â€˘ Modern bests old â€˘ Non-American bests American â€˘ Female bests male â€˘ Dark skin bests white skin â€˘ Muslim bests non-Muslim The word "Islamophobia" is used as though a normal English-language word rather than a propagandistic tool to shut down criticism. A prominent nineteenth century missionary, Henry Jessup, was anachronistically called a "preeminent Muslim-basher." A Canadian professor living in Costa Rica resented that the people of the United States "commandeered" the word American to apply to themselves only. One speaker praised the conference for having "problematized the centrality of the United States." A moderator
worried so much about "America-centrism" that he asked, "Should we not be doing this topic at all? Is there an inherent arrogance" in Americans studying Muslims? A frisson rippled through the audience at mention of "Trump"; in contrast, invoking Edward Said won the predictable approval.
The third and strongest impression concerns triviality, the historians' tendency to avoid big, meaningful analyses in favor of trifling micro-topics. They answer questions no one asks. This propensity blazed brightly at the UPenn conference. Papers titled "Byron's Houris in America: Visual Depictions of
The "American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900" conference
My second impression concerns jargon. No person outside academe uses words like "problematize," "racialize," and "relativize," much less would he "historicize the notion of imagination." (What's with all this turning nouns into verbs with â€“ize?) Use of the word "and" in the conference title spawned considerable debate (does it imply America and the Muslim world are completely different or does it allow for overlap?) to the point that this came to be known as "the and problem."
Muslim Heroines in the Gallery of Byron Beauties" or "'Strangers in the Stranger Lands': The 'Rebs and Yanks' in the Khedival Citadel" turned the worthy topic of early U.S.-Muslim connections into a series of obscurities. The prize for oddity, however, goes to "Bombo's America: An Energy-Humanities View of the Early American Oriental Tale." In contrast, compelling and useful issues barely surfaced: The role of literate Muslims among African slaves. The impact of the Moro rebellion in the
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mention of my 1990 article title, "The Muslims are Coming! The Muslims are Coming!" was intended for my benefit. Likewise, the repeated order that the conference not be recorded on audio or video seemed directed squarely at me. It's an odd demand from an academic institution, which by its nature wants to reach a wider public, but understandable given how often Campus Watch has exposed Middle East studies excesses by recording events. I doubt that prohibition is legally enforceable. I grew up around a university (my father Richard is a professor emeritus) and went on to earn a Ph.D. in medieval history, so I initially expected the campus ever to be central in my life. Then, because it radicalized and I did not, my connection to the academy withered. Now, on occasional returns visits to it, I invariably feel alienated by the left-wingery, the jargon, and the arrogant irrelevance. While glad I escaped its clutches, I worry Daniel Pipesâ€™ 1990 article; â€œThe Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims about the future of American (that word again) higher educaAre Coming!â€? tion. So, yes, Campus Watch has Philippines on U.S. opinion. The of the Mystic Shrine, with its it right. The Fox News Channel relegacy of Protestant mission- mock Mecca Temples and other vealed that half of Americans aries to the Middle East. The Islamic motifs. The conference was adver- are ready for an alternative mepercentage of Muslims in early Middle Eastern immigration. tised as "free and open to the dia. When will educators figure The way peddlers became dry- public but registration is re- out the same logic applies to goods store owners and then, quired," so I signed up, thereby universities? disproportionately, liquor store signaling the organizers and (MIDDLE EAST FORUM) owners. The legacy of the Shri- speakers of my presence. I can't Mr. Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @ ners, officially known as the An- be sure, but I suspect that Kam- DanielPipes) is president of the cient Arabic Order of the Nobles biz Ghanea Bassiri's gratuitous Middle East Forum.
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APRIL 21, 2017
On Greek Isle of Rhodes, a Long Road (and Short Flight) to Kosher Food A popular tourist destination, especially for Israelis, gets a new Chabad center and restaurant By: Eric Berger
ore than 150,000 Israelis travel every year to the Greek island of Rhodes, deep in the Aegean Sea, less than a two-hour plane ride away from home. While they have plenty of beautiful beaches and historic spots to check out, including a museum detailing more than 2,000 years of Jewish history on Rhodes, for those who keep kosher, there hasn’t been so much to eat.
Medina move there in April, starting Chabad of Rhodes and opening a kosher restaurant soon after Passover. The expectation is that the restaurant will not only provide kosher meals to the many Israelis who flock to the island, but also serve as a gathering place for Jewish visitors from around the world. “We realize it will be a challenge, including financially at first, but we’re sure it will work,” Rabbi Medina tells Chabad.org. This is their shlichus, he points out, and they are leaving Israel
Kahal Shalom synagogue in La Juderia, the Jewish Quarter
For years, Rabbi Mendel Hendel, co-director of Chabad Lubavitch of Athens, Greece, has been supplementing the canned goods and packaged food that kosher travelers would lug to the island by sending kosher meals to Rhodes’ visitors at their hotels via an even shorter one-hour flight within the country. An Israeli himself, he and his wife, Nehama, have lived in Athens for 16 years. The food situation is about to change when Israeli natives Rabbi Uri and Devora Lea
with the positive faith and entrepreneurial goals associated with Chabad couples everywhere. “We believe the restaurant is going to be a good and welcome addition, and that people are going to appreciate it.” A small Jewish community now exists on the island, which has 43 towns and villages with a total population of about 100,000. But its roots go all the way back to the first century. The Jewish heyday was in the 1920s; the community even had a rabbinical college there, ac-
cording to the Jewish Museum of Rhodes, which was established in 1997 to preserve the Jewish history and culture of the area. But in 1938, the Italian governor who controlled the island implemented anti-Jewish laws, which prompted more than 2,000 Jews to leave. Six years later, more than 1,600 Jews were forced to board a ship to the Greek mainland, where they were forcibly held, with the majority then sent to Auschwitz, where they were killed. Today, 15 to 20 Jewish families live in Rhodes, according to Hendel. The museum is housed at the Kahal Shalom synagogue in La Juderia, the Jewish Quarter. The oldest synagogue in Greece, it dates back to the Ottoman era, to 1577. “The president, Bella Restis, and the director, Carmen Cohen, are doing an amazing job in keeping it vibrant and very active,” reports Hendel. Even if Jews from Rhodes have lived abroad for years, he continues, they remain connected and attached to life on the island—often coming to visit, and to celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs, and weddings, in the synagogue.
Rabbi Uri and Devora Lea Medina are moving to the Greek island of Rhodes, starting a Chabad House and opening a kosher restaurant, above, which they hope will not only feed people, but serve as a gathering place for Jewish visitors from around the world.
He adds that their presence will benefit many “by having a kosher vacation spot so close to Israel.” During their time there, the Medinas cooked a mix of Greek food, as well as popular Israeli dishes like schnitzel and “chips” (French fries). Tourists were so excited, reports Devora Medina: “They said, ‘We can’t believe you are here! It’s so necessary.’ We felt that we hadn’t even really gotten to the island, and we already had such a special mission to complete.” While making deliveries to One of the island’s stunning sites: Ixia Beach in Rhodes, with hotels, the rabbi managed to a view of the Turkish coast on the horizon. (Photo: Wikimedia gather visitors together for a To- Commons/Norbert Nagel) rah lesson as well. Once the cou‘Can’t Believe ple is settled in, they will host The restaurant will jump-start we’ll help them with basic things, You Are Here!’ regular Shabbat and holiday all that’s to follow. and then, through the food, “It really connects us with peo- they’ll want to hear about ShabThe Medinas, both 28 with meals, Torah study and other ple,” says Devora Medina. “First, bat and Torah.” two young children, rented a classes. (CHABAD.ORG) house last summer in Rhodes. They began to prepare kosher food and deliver it to visitors around the island. They reSHARE SOME turned for the High Holidays, when on Rosh Hashanah they SHARE SOME were pleased to have drawn more than 150 guests for the holiday dinner. Jerusalem resident Ari H. was one of them. He spent the fall holidays in Rhodes—one of several times he has been to the island—and was enthused to see so many Jews gathered around the table. The addition of a Chabad House and kosher restaurant in Rhodes means there’s more Jewish life on its way: “To me, the most important thing is that there is a place where Jews can come and connect, where they can have kosher food and a Jewish experience.”
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APRIL 21, 2017
Dr. David Samadi on Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations By: Ariella Haviv
ly. The rates of prostate cancer with very low-risk prostate detection increased rapidly cancer, even without treatment, he concept of screening and men were diagnosed with would have similar mortality tests is to detect dis- prostate at earlier stages of the outcome compared to patients ease in an asymptom- disease. Parallel to increase in undergoing surgery or radiaatic healthy subject, at detection of prostate cancer, the tion. However, the early detecan early stage to maximize the mortality rate was decreasing as tion was the key point in that studies”. Following the review of chance of treatment, reduce well” explained Dr. Samadi. the treatment cost and increase the quality of life of patients. Screening tests are not new to the medicine. By definition, screening tests are done in the healthy population in hope of detecting diseases at the earliest possible stage when interventions are most effective. Today, multiple screening programs are running and have benefited the society. Successful programs include mammograms for breast cancer, colonoscopy for prostate cancer, blood glucose test for diabetes and other tests including the famous Pap smear for cervical cancer. As for the prostate cancer, which happens to be the most common cancer among American men, the story is different. “The screening for prostate cancer using prostate specif- With new studies and long-term follow-up data, the role of ic antigen (PSA) has been a hot PSA test in decreasing the mortality was questioned. Dr. David topic among medical authorities Samadi said, “the data showed that patients with very low-risk in the past couple of years” stat- prostate cancer, even without treatment, would have similar ed Dr. David Samadi. mortality outcome compared to patients undergoing surgery The PSA was introduced in or radiation. However, the early detection was the key point in the early 90s and gained huge these studies”. popularity in prostate cancer However, with new studies these evidence in 2012, the US detection. The use of PSA was accepted generally among pri- and long-term follow-up data, Preventative Services Task Force mary physicians and was ad- the role of PSA test in decreas- (USPSTF) commented against ministered in general popula- ing the mortality was ques- the regular use of PSA among tion of older men to detect pros- tioned. Dr. Samadi continued men for screening purposes rattate cancer. “It worked excellent- “the data showed that patients ing PSA test as grade D. A de-
cision which was discussed by many medical societies. After the USPSTF recommendation against PSA screening test, the data showed an increase in the stage of the detected prostate cancers in the US. However, whether this increase in the stage is due to decrease in
is considered as grade C in men between 55 and 69. This change “The screening for in grading from grade D to prostate cancer using grade C means that men in this prostate specific antigen age group should be consulted (PSA) has been a hot about the PSA test, benefits and topic among medical harms and decide if they like to authorities in the past perform the test” said urologic couple of years” stated Dr. oncologist, Dr. Samadi. David Samadi.
“The main concern with PSA screening test was that PSA screening for prostate cancer leads to the detection of indolent, low-grade prostate cancer that is not life-threatening even in the absence of any treatment action” Dr. Samadi explained.
use of PSA is not clear yet. “The main concern with PSA screening test was that PSA screening for prostate cancer leads to the detection of indolent, lowgrade prostate cancer that is not life-threatening even in the absence of any treatment action” Dr. Samadi explained. Recently, the USPSTF published a draft of suggested updates on the prostate cancer screening guideline. “In the new guideline, PSA screening
Dr. Samadi continued that “Although the change from a D grade for all men to C grade for men between 55 and 69 is a huge move, the better part of releasing the draft is the transparency that it provides to the medical community. The USPSTF has provided the evidence and documents that it uses to make decisions and draw conclusions from. I believe it is a huge opportunity for the medical community to comment on the draft
and to collaborate with USPSTF to make a more generally acceptable recommendation”. Since prostate cancer affects more than 180,000 annually in US, multiple medical communities address guidelines on the use of PSA and approach in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Most guidelines have supported the use of PSA in the screening of prostate cancer. One common chapter in all guidelines for prostate cancer detection is the shared decision-making model. It is evident that the decision to perform a screening test is the patients call. At the end, the whole process of discussing risk factors and making wise decisions about the best treatment for each individual patient is an individualized process requiring a trustful relationship between the physician and the doctor. Patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer can contact world-renowned prostate cancer surgeon and urologic oncologist, Dr. David Samadi. For a consultation and to learn more about prostate cancer risk, call 212-365-5000.
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Israeli scientists show that weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels By: Israel 21c Staff
rasing unwanted memories isn’t yet possible. However, Israeli scientists are now reporting that they have succeeded in erasing one type of memory in mice – fear. This new technique may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans – for example, in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. “The brain is good at creating new memories when these are associated with strong emotional experiences, such as intense pleasure or fear,” says Ofer Yizhar, senior researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.
of Haifa) and Matthias Prigge, both from Yizhar’s neurobiology lab, together with departmental colleague Prof. Rony Paz and graduate student Ayelet Sarel, examined the communication between two brain regions: the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex. The amygdala plays a central role in controlling emotions, whereas the prefrontal cortex is mostly responsible for cognitive functions and storing long-term memories. Previous studies suggested that the interactions between these two brain regions contribute to the formation and storage of aversive memories, and that these interactions are compromised in PTSD. But the exact
Optogenetic research shows promise for erasing memories of fear. Image via Shutterstock.com
“That’s why it’s easier to remember things you care about, be they good or bad; but it’s also the reason that memories of traumatic experiences are often extremely long-lasting, predisposing people to PTSD.” In a study recently reported in Nature Neuroscience, the Israeli researchers report how they succeeded in shutting down a neuronal mechanism by which memories of fear are formed in the mouse brain. After the procedure, the mice resumed their earlier fearless behavior, “forgetting” they had been frightened before. In the study, postdoctoral fellows Oded Klavir (now an investigator at the University
mechanisms behind these processes were unknown. Precise control over cellular interactions In the new study, the Weizmann researchers first used a genetically engineered virus to mark those amygdala neurons that communicate with the prefrontal cortex. Next, using another virus, they inserted a gene encoding a light-sensitive protein into these neurons. Using optogenetics – a biological technique using light to control cells in living tissue, extensively studied in Yizhar’s lab – the researchers activated only those amygdala neurons that interact with the cortex, and mapped out the cortical
neurons that receive input from these light-sensitive neurons. Once they had achieved this precise control over the cellular interactions in the brain, they turned to exploring the behavioral observation that less fearful mice are more likely to venture farther than others.
“It’s easier to remember things you care about, be they good or bad; but it’s also the reason that memories of traumatic experiences are often extremely long-lasting, predisposing people to PTSD.” The researchers found that when the mice were exposed to fear-inducing stimuli, a powerful line of communication was activated between the amygdala and the cortex. The mice whose brains displayed such communication were more likely to retain a memory of the fear, acting frightened every time they heard the sound that had previously been accompanied by the fear-inducing stimuli. The scientists then developed an innovative optogenetic technique for weakening the connection between the amygdala and the cortex, using a series of repeated light pulses. It turned out that once the connection was weakened, the mice no longer displayed fear upon hearing the sound. In other words, “tuning down” the input from the amygdala to the cortex had destabilized or perhaps even destroyed their memory of fear. “Our research has focused on a fundamental question in neuroscience: How does the brain integrate emotion into memory? But one day our findings may help develop better therapies targeting the connections between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex, in order to alleviate the symptoms of fear and anxiety disorders,” said Yizhar. (ISRAEL 21C)
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allbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests. Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones get stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes from leaving the pancreas and traveling to the small intestine to aid in digestion. When those enzymes back up into the pancreas, it causes inflammation and pain, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. The standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder within 30 days to prevent a recurrence, researchers said.
The standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder within 30 days to prevent a recurrence, researchers said. The study included information on more than 17,000 cases of gallstone pancreatitis in the United States. All occurred between 2010 and 2013. The patients all had private insurance and were under the age 65. Seventy-eight percent of the patients had their gallbladders removed within the recommended 30 days of their initial
Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests.
hospitalization. Less than 10 percent of those patients returned to the hospital with pancreatitis, the study found. Of the more than 3,700 patients who didn't have their gallbladder removed within 30 days, about 1,200 had their gallbladder removed within six months. But nearly 2,500 patients who didn't have their gallbladder removed within 30 days had still not undergone the surgery four years later. It's not clear why some patients who didn't initially undergo gallbladder removal had pancreatitis recurrences while others did not. More research is needed to find the answers, according to the study authors. "These findings tell us that there may be a way to avoid gallbladder removal surgery,"
said principal investigator Susan Hutfless, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. "This paper shows that as medicine evolves, it is important to reflect on opportunities to refine care further," she said in a school news release. However, the study authors did not indicate a change in practice was warranted. "The personalization of [gallbladder removal] timing is still a hypothesis and would need to be tested in rigorous studies. For now, there is clear evidence that the guidelines are beneficial to patients and should be followed," Hutfless concluded. The study was published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
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APRIL 21, 2017
APRIL 21, 2017
Notice of formation of NEW YORK I SEE YOU LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 12/12/2016. Oﬃce located in Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Daria Ishutenko, 2615 Ave Apt 6L, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Formation of GOODS FOR GOOD I LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 4/6/17. 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 address: c/o Marron Capital LLC, 9 W 57th St, 31st Fl., NY, NY 10019, Attn: Donald B. Marron, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful activity. [4/215/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of InTandem Fund GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of InTandem Capital Partners Fund, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 85 Broad Street Property Owner LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/12/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, FL. 13, NY, 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. [4/21-5/26]
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Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 375 Myrtle Avenue Property Owner LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/15/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS UMB BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE OF MART LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2015-NPL1, Plaintiﬀ AGAINST Michael Singh a/k/a Michael J. Singh, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 17, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on May 25, 2017 at 2:30PM, premises known as 83 COOPER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 3433, LOT 51. Approximate amount of judgment $514,368.24 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ﬁled Judgment for Index# 5137/2013. Robert A. Abrams, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiﬀ 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 [4/21-5/12]
Notice of formation of Briana Marshall, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/15/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of OTR PROPERTY LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/06/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 500 Old Town Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. 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. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS IV LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19387 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. 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. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Pollen Health (US) LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/4/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of RFR/K 117 ADAMS OWNER LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/215/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MORROW SODALI INTERNATIONAL LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/10/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 509 Madison Ave., Ste. 1206, NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/215/26]
Notice of formation of EJP ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Oﬃce located in NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael F. Sweeney, Esq., One Financial Plaza, Suite 180, Providence, RI 02903. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of formation of SDMC 2880 Exterior Promote LLC Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 2/16/2017. Oﬃce located in NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Storage Deluxe, 26 W. 17th St., Ste. 801, NY NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Post Construction Services, LLC. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY on 3/23/2017. Oﬃce location is NY County. LLC formed in KS on 11/23/2016. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to its principal business address at 550 N. 159th St. Suite 2000, Wichita, KS 67230. Certiﬁcate of LLC ﬁled with KS Secy. of State at 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
213 ASHLAND LLC App. for Auth. ﬁled NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/28/2017. LLC was organized in AK on 9/8/2016. Oﬃce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 184 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205, which is also the principal business location. Required oﬃce at 101 East 9th Ave., Ste. 12-B, Anchorage, AK 99501-3651. Cert. of Org. ﬁled with SSAK, 550 W. 7th Ave., Ste. 1500, Anchorage, AK, 995013567. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CHESHUNT LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 180 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 607, NY, NY 10069. DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI CAPITAL FUND II, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/27/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI CAPITAL GP, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/27/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/11/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III Oﬀshore Fund, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 2/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Maples Corporate Services, POB 309, Ugland House, Grand Cayman KY-1104, Cayman Isls. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BNY Mellon Performance & Risk Analytics, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/9/98. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Liberty St, NY, NY 10286. 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. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HCS TENS SERVICES LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/7/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19387 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. 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. [4/7-5/12]
APRIL 21, 2017
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GELFAND, RENNERT & FELDMAN, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Branded Cities New York – TR, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/8/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2850 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 110, Phoenix, AZ 85016. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Formation of 102 Candy LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Hester Holdings LLC. Fictitious Name in NY State: Hester Knitwear LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Craig Dent, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Formation of Fillmore6C LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MSG CAP, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/20/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY, NY 10121. 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. Cert. of Form. 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. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GEN IV INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/20/15. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 1700 Broadway, 35th Fl., NY, NY 10019. 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. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
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Notice of formation of Tay Foods, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/27/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Erica Fabrikant, 268 Cumberland St., Apt. 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Fusion TV, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/15/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, 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. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SM 220 Fifth Investor LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/22/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of KCP OPERATING COMPANY, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Formation of LYNN NEWMAN, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/8/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
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Notice of Formation of ANDIMOR L.P. Cert. of LP ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/22/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LP: 568 Broadway, Rm. 401, NY, NY 10012. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 3/17/2117. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LP at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Formation of ANCHOR SLIP L.P. Cert. of LP ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/22/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LP: 568 Broadway, Rm. 401, NY, NY 10012. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 3/20/2117. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LP at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SC ELEARNING, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Pin Oak Energy Partners LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Ohio (OH) on 3/18/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. OH address of LLC: 209 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with OH Secy of State, 180 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of QUOGUE SPORTS LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 Central Park W, Ste 1F, NY, NY 10023. 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. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SCHWANOG, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Indiana (IN) on 11/19/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. IN address of LLC: 1630 Todd Farm Dr., Elgin, IL 61023. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with IN Secy of State, 302 W Washington St, Rm E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of SCMP US LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/3/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 475 5th Ave, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10017. 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
PRIMA KITCHEN NEW YORK LLC. Art. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 02/06/17. Oﬃce: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 1412 Madison Avenue, Apartment 2B, New York, NY 10029. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of RED HOOK FALAFEL COMPANY LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of SCARLETT WORKS FOR YOU LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 350 W. 37th St., Apt. 15F, NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of YH 2nd Ave. Estates LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 2/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Andrew W. Heymann, Esq., Solomon Blum Heymann LLP, 40 Wall St., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10005, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Thor 975 Walton Avenue LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/5/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Thor Equities, LLC, 25 W. 39th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
APRIL 21, 2017 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Landmark Fiduciary Management LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/28/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/17-4/21]
Notice of Formation of MONOCHROME MARKETING LLC. Articles of Org ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/30/2017. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Thomas Potts, 332 Leﬀerts Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/10-4/14]
Notice of Formation of PAICLA LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 2/13/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 10-63 Jackson Ave. Apt 5D, Long Island City, NY 11101. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Peter R. Stern, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, 260 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CARLYLE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITY FUND, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 4/6/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Rd, George Town, Grand Cayman KY19008, CG. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of MANOR BROOK CIRCLE GROUP, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CGIOF GENERAL PARTNER, L.P.Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 4/6/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Rd, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9008, CG. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Family Dollar Services, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in North Carolina (NC) on 1/16/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:10401 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105. NC address of LLC: 10401 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with NC Secy of State, POB 29622, Raleigh, NC 27626. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of TOR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/15/2015. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: Corp. Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Principal business address: 1745 Broadway, 17th Floor NY, NY 10019. Certiﬁcate of LLC ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE located at: 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act. [3/24-4/28]
PAGE 47 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of KYNIKOS TACTICAL FUND, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of SHADOWBOX DUMBO LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/16. Oﬃce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Daniel R. Glazer, 192 Perry Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of LAFAYETTE 199, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/27/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 199 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Arthur Karpati, The Lafayette Commercial Condo, 195-207 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of 212 BEEKMAN, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Florindo Valpacchio, 1150 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10128. SSNY designated a,s agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Own and operate real estate and any other permissable purpose. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of Explorism LLC ﬁled with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/17. Oﬃce loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is Jeremie Lahmi, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 403, New York City, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of EFF FOREIGN INCOME BLOCKER LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/09/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/06/16. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Goldman Sachs AIMS, 200 West St., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10282. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of Formation of ECP-PF: NY (PLATTSBURGH), LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/13/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 35 Old Tavern Rd., Ste. 200, Orange, CT 06477. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to ECP-PF Holdings Group, Inc., c/o Fred Dreibholz at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/24-4/28]
158 MONTGOMERY HOSPITALITY LLC, Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 03/03/2017. Oﬃce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 465 Tenth Ave, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of CD JORDAN, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/06/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/24-4/28]
Notice of formation of MS GAMES, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/2016. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jodi Maggio, 359 West 11th Street, Apt 7A, New York, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [3/315/5]
Elliot Staples Creative LLC. Filed 2/23/17 Oﬃce: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 231 W 16th St, Apt 5E, New York, NY 10011 Purpose: all lawful. [3/315/5]
Notice of Formation of STORY PATROL, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of A24 Music LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/10/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of WME ENTERTAINMENT PARENT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, DE Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
(SSNY) on 04/05/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Jonathan S. Katz, 460 Park Ave. South, 12th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o James A. Janowitz, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP, 7 Times Sq., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/14-5/19]
Notice of Formation of Samaritan Daytop One Boone LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Samaritan Daytop Foundation, Inc., 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood, NY 11435. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Formation of Nexus Second Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY Notice of Formation of GREY HOUSE PR, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 03/09/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nour Seikaly, 124 Remsen Street Apt 11, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. [3/31-5/5]
(SSNY) on 4/10/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 41 Wooster St., No. 2, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/215/26]
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I am looking for Live-In or LiveOut CNA position. I’m available 7 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0526 SENIOR SITTER. If it’s not safe for Mom or Dad to be home alone, I can “sit” for them. Excellent references. $15.00/ hour. Call 516-473-3011 LM0526
LANDSCAPING SERVICES. Spring Clean-ups, Land Developing, Bushes, Trees & Flowers Planted. Serving Woodmere & The Five Towns over 25 years. Full Service Company. Aiclandscaping/facebook 516-220-5780
HOUSECLEANING AVAILABLE. Complete Housecleaning Services, INCLUDING LAUNDRY! Experienced, references, English-Speaking. FREE ESTIMATES! ILEANA 914-373-9224 LM0428 HOUSECLEANING AVAILABLE. Responsible, reliable. All cleaning and laundry. MondaySaturday. Good references. Alexandra 917-669-5628 LM0526 MY PERSONAL CONCIERGE BY DEBZ is the solution to your sanity! Let me save the day! Errands of every kind are my specialty (including housesitting.) A temporary need for help or a permanent personal assistant, let me coordinate & complete what you couldn’t get done. You can email me at mypersonalconciergebydebz@ gmail.com Call or text: 631-299-1310 LM0512 LOOKING FOR HOUSEKEEPING POSITION. 3-4 Afternoons per week. Cooking, laundry, errands, shopping. Lower Westchester. References. 718-409-0799 LM0421 EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Good references. Clean driver’s license. Live Out. Call Norma 347-209-8606 LM0407 Helpful, Responsible, Dependable, Mature College Grad will help with errands and taking to appts. Also, can babysit & tutor. MondayFriday, own car. Experienced. References. I am in the Port Washington area. 917-608-9837 LM0324
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LOVING CAREGIVER? Excellent experience & references. Can live in or live out. Please Call 917-971-9205 LM0210 EXPERIENCED WOMAN Is Looking for a Job Taking Care of the Elderly. 30 Years Experience. Excellent References. Call 917-854-3153 LM0217
ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120
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Experienced Shomer Shabbos woman available to care for elderly woman at night or 24 hours. Can also babysit. Refs avail. Call: 646-266-1421 CB1125
CAREGIVER/ ELDERLY AVAILABLE. Responsible, reliable, 17 years experience. Take care of client, household, and errands. Excellent checkable references. Looking for live-in job. Own car. Clean driver’s license. Call Manana 917-407-7525 LM0127 Prior busn ownr seeking employment. Resume available upon request call 845-558-8105 - Thank you CB1211 I’M LOOKING FOR ELDERCARE JOB. I have 30 years experience & excellent references. Live-in or live-out. Full time. Call 347-485-9133 LM1118 SENIOR CARE. WORRIED ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES? I will care for your loved ones like my own. 15 years experience. Reliable, responsible. Live-in Monday- Friday. Excellent References available. Call Jean 917-991-5041 LM1111
WRITING SERVICES Are you looking for a professional writer? Business or personal? Website content, newsletters, songs, poems, scripts etc. Impact writing. Call: Sara Gross 443-564-1590 CB1230
**ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL.As.Tutor.NYC@ gmail.com
PIANO/VOICE LESSONS – Your Home/My Home Local Well Known Teacher. Call Today *** 954-485-0065 *** MK
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Date of Birth: 3/27/17. Taking deposits. www. sharonsshepherds.com 631-284-3611 LM0526 ZEN PUPPIES. Whelped 11/15/16. 2 females, 2 males. Shetland Shibu. 1st shots. $750. 914-743-1756 LM0414
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Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
NEED WORK DONE AROUND THE HOUSE? Don’t have the time? Tired of having a “to-do list?” Handyman, all phases of work. 516-313-5158 LM0313
HOME IMPROVEMENT DAN KELLY. 1 CONTRACTOR FOR ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. All interior/ exterior work! Home improvements from A-Z. ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED! #13VH06566200, 732-609-7764 LM0421 CUSTOM CLOSETS TO CUSTOM KITCHENS. By The Master, Peter B. Kearney 914-787-8095 LM0414 GUTTERS AND LEADERS Installation and Service. Fast, licensed, fully insured. Call Robert for FREE Estimate. LIC #13VH02822500 732-773-0666 firstname.lastname@example.org LM0407 Painting (Interior & Exterior), Trim, Tile, Baths, Bsmt., Kitchens, Doors, Windows, Floors, Masonry, Carpentry, Fence, Rooﬁng, Siding. Senior Discount 10% Oﬀ. Lic. # 13VHO2433500. CALL NOW: YURY- YP HOME IMPROVEMENT 732-207-4006 LM0324
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott FoxOwner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
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JOBS, SERVICES & FOR SALE PAINTING
INTERIOR- EXTERIOR, PLASTERING & TAPING, WALLPAPERING, WALLPAPER REMOVAL, SHEET ROCKING, DEMOLITION, TILE- FLOOR & WALL LEAVES CLEANED, INSTALL DOOR LOCKS, SMALL CEMENT JOBS, REPAIR WINDOWS, FIXES WINDOW SCREENS, KITCHEN & BATHROOM PLUMBER REMOVE CARPETING, FIXING FLAT ROOFS. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY. FREE ESTIMATES. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
CALL YURY 347-536-2183
JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960
Famous Hagstrom Street Atlas 5 Boro – Shows All Streets
MAPS FINAL $24.95 EDITION 800-327-7992 ALL PURPOSE TREE SERVICE. TREE & STUMP REMOVAL, STORM DAMAGE, SCREEN TOP SOIL, LAND CLEARING, STUMP GRINDING, CHIPPER SERVICE, LANDSCAPING, FIREWOOD & SNOW REMOVAL. SPRING CLEAN UPS. REASONABLE RATES. NJ CALLS ONLY. CALL TIM 732-664-7510 LM0331
Abra-Cadabra Junk Be Gone. Family Owned & Operated. Junk Removal, Clean-Outs, Demolition. Same Day, Dependable Service. Best Prices. Licensed & Insured. Visa/ MC/ Amex. Serving Ocean & Monmouth County, NJ. 732-262-9779 LM0519
SWF SEEKING MALE OR FEMALE (55-70) FOR FRIENDSHIP. I enjoy dining out, movies. No smokers please. Call 516-658-1918 LM0526 65 YEAR OLD MALE, 5’11”, 300 Lbs. Looking for Open-Minded Woman. Call 718-217-9788
We buy and Sell Gold, Silver, Sterling Pieces, Bullion and Collectible Coins. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. Call 646379-3566. Eli@USCoinSpot. com *Meetings By Appointment Only CB0224
VOLKSWAGON PASSAT SEDAN 2008, 2.0 turbo, grey, under 58,000 original miles, mint
1932 COMPLETELY RESTORED DARK WALNUT DINING ROOM SET. Large buﬀet, server, china cabinet, table & 4 high back chairs. $2,500 negotiable. Call 609-597-4630 LM0526 MAYTAG WASHER, 2 years old, excellent condition. Asking $200. Cash only. If interested, Call Mary at 609-971-3529 LM0414 BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM SET. Dark Cherry, Georgian Style, Top Quality, Table 46” w, extends to 124” L, Knife Drawer at each end, 2 Upholstered Master Chairs with arms, 6 Side Chairs, including Custom Made Window Treatment- matches chair fabric, $1,500. Leave Message 732-671-2399 LM0414 DINING ROOM SET: Brand New, $1,200. BEDROOM SET: Used, Fortunoﬀ, 7 pieces, $1,000. LIVING ROOM SET: 5 pieces, $800 & Other Misc. Items. MUST CALL FOR APPT 551-404-3237 donaldeckhard@ gmail.com LM0407 COMPLETE WAREHOUSE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. Forklift, racks, and more. Viewing by appointment only. 917-921-0195 LM0505 HAY SALE. Good Quality 1st & 2nd cutting of Hay for sale. Call 845-361-2480 LM0414
TRUCK 1992. 6 wheel hook
transmission. In great shape and ready to work. Perfect for landscapers. Call for price. 914-380-3111
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 2006. 116,800 miles, very good condition, Black exterior, just put on 2 brand new tires. $11,000 OR BEST OFFER. 732-691-8927
HYUNDAI ACCENT 2011, 4-door, White, Excellent
OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN 1-4PM. 2910 Nostrand Ave (Kings Hwy & Ave P.) Drastic price reduction! Price includes roof terrace and parking. New 2 and 3 Bedrm Condos, 1,3751,451 SF, 2 baths, 2 kitchen sinks, elevator. Tax abatement. Final C of O. Wilk R.E. 718-3760606 HS0626
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
Condition, 57,000 Miles. 914-332-1901
NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month
37th Street Between 1415 Avenue, 350 SF oﬃce, large windows, high ceiling, including furniture, internet & utilities Call 347-721-5244 CB0120 Avenue L/Nostrand Ave. 3 rm oﬃce, $1750, all included. Please call 718-513-6911 x101 CB0224
warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396
NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new
10 Beautiful Newly Decorated Classrooms. Air Conditioned. Immediate Rental. Central Bklyn Location. Serious Inquiries only. Available Immediately. Call: 718-837-3916 Leave Msg CB0113
tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396
BOATS FOR SALE 9052 TIARA 1986 PURSUIT 22' Cutty Cabin I/O, depth ﬁnder, GPS & trailer, new engine has 60 hrs. &
Oﬃce Space For Lease Flatbush 3,400 Sq Ft 1 Flight up, 7300 Sq Ft Lower Level, 10 Ft Will Divide, Build To Suit Call: Moshe 718-614-4646 CB1230 Boro Park/ 17th Ave, Dahill RdBeaut, newly renov oﬃce, pvt entr, bsmt 400 sq ft, sunlight, bth, c/a, room for 7/8 desks, pre-wired. Call: 347-871-1661 CB1118
outdrive has 60 hrs. Good cond. $15,500. 631-365-2149
old rebuilt engine and
34th St #252 W Betw/7th &8th ave.STORE 1800 SF + MEZZ 1500 SF New Storefront, BrokersWelcome Falcon Properties.com, 212-302-3000 HS0808
lift container truck. 2 year
Asking $8,500 neg. Call 631-355-9748
Male Looking for Skinny Female, 18-50. Call 929-365-1376 LM0407
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
GRAVESEND OPEN HOUSE. One family detached brick in Gravesend area. 36 x 50 on 5694 sq ft lot. Full ﬁnished basement, detached 2 car garage, 3BR, 2 full baths, EIK, living rm, dining rm, basement, 2 large rms, kitchen, ½ bath. Owner Motivated! Call Agent Gina- Remax 917-584-4539
condition. Too much to list!
MALE SEEKING FEMALE, skinny, non-smoker, 40-45 years old, who likes dogs. Bensonhurst only. Call 347-856-1937 LM0421
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT CONEY ISLAND near NEPTUNE AVE 11,000 sq ft, No Columns, M1 Zone $12,000 / month Call Mr. Harry @ ALPINE REALTY 718-238-1788 HS0724
OFFICE FOR RENT. AVE U & E 4th ST. Second ﬂoor. Great location. Call David at 718-9987600 Ext 10 LM0729
RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR RENT. Corner space. Near courthouse, JFK Airport & hospital. Suit to ﬁt. $1,600 per month includes all except for electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819 WAREHOUSE MASPETH, QUEENS 5,000 sq ft, NEW BUILDING, 2nd ﬂoor w/ Elevator & PATIO. 8,500 sq ft, ground ﬂoor, 30 ft ceilings. OWNER 347-739-1976 or email@example.com LM0317
HOWARD BEACH Medical Oﬃce for rent, established location across from shopping center, waiting room, reception area, 4 exam rooms+x-ray room. Handicap bathroom, 1st ﬂoor handicap accessible w/electric lift, 1800 sq. ft. parking easily available, 347- 322- 3614. HS0729 L I C- 460sf or 370 sq oﬃces ,well managed building wf private, private bathrooms,views,of Manhatten.3-8 Minute walk to LIRR, 7 train,restaurants & shops Easy access 5to Midtown Tunnel , LIE & BQE Call 718-7848100 HS0701
3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traﬃc, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Raﬁ- 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812 STATEN ISLAND STOREFRONT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT ON BRADLEY AVE. High traﬃc area. Near school & temple. Please Call Dawn at 718-370-9700 LM0324
Well-Established Allstate Agency For Sale. Marine Park area. Agent wants to retire. Must be able to obtain your own financing & currently be .in the insurance business Call 917-301-2477
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WESTBURY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR RENT. Attorney/ Accountant, 12x18, Full Service, Conference Room, Secretary Space, Private Parking. $1,300/ month. 516-213-2200 LM0512 RETAIL STORE FOR RENT. 550 Northern Blvd. Great Neck (Across from Leonard’s.) 1600 sq ft. Fully renovated. Parking lot. Signage. HVAC. New LED lighting. New electric. Separate Gas, Electric, Taxes included. $7,500. By Owner 516-829-1244 LM0414
OSSINING. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE BY OWNER: In the heart of Ossining, Spring & Main St. Walk to RR. 45/ min to NYC. Ideal professional space, suitable for professional and varied businesses. Spacious 3,200 sq ft room, can be divided into two offices, 1,600 sq ft/ each. One 400 sq ft office. Suite w/ conference room, kitchenette & 5 offices. Elevator access for ADA accessibility. Storage space available. TWO Municipal parking lots available w/ 3 free hours. Please Call Angelo 914-3375903 (O) or 914-282-9973 (C) LM1021
NEWLY FURNISHED & AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE For Psychotherapist & Related Professionals in Great Rockville Centre Location. Shared Waiting Room. Free Street Parking. Call 516-316-0096 LM0224 SOUTHAMPTON. Restaurant , wine bar, catering, wine tasting, patio dining, valet parking, chef’s garden. Over an acre. Jitney stop at property. Branding, hospitality, events, long term or pop-up. 702-378-6338 LM0106
KATONAH- Office Suite for Rent. Charming Victorian House converted into professional office space. Furnished, sublet (400 sq ft) located on 2nd flr of bldg. Perfect for counselor or therapist. 2 min walk to train station. Call 914-232-4000 LM1202
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902
FRANKLIN SQUARE OFFICE FOR RENT. Join Prof bldg w/ dentists & med doctors, good location, lots of parking. 1,000 sq ft avail. $22-$24/ per sq ft. 516-485-9740 LM1216 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT LEVITTOWN A-1 Prof. Bldg. 1-2-3 Rm. Suites. From $399/ Mo.Free Utilites. 516-735-6681 LM0911
LONG ISLAND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE 6060 SMITHTOWN, L.I. Excellent 3-story oﬃce building. 18k SF gross plus prkg. 85% occupied. Near LIRR, Rte 25, Proj 6%+ cap rate. $2.7M. Ron @ BESEN (646)424-5317 LM0324
NEW YORK STATE 7050 SUFFERN/ BARDONIA- PRIME OFFICE SPACE AVAIL. FOR RENT. One on Lafayette Ave next to Hospital in Suffern (good for doctors.) Another on 304 in Bardonia. 845-425-8880 LM0317 KENT Office/ Retail Space on Route 52 corridor. Move your business from your basement or use our space for your pop-up or incubator business. Spaces range from 750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft. Rent ranges from $950 to $2,200. Short and long term leases available. 845-878-7833 LM0106 OSSINING. Commercial garage space, 2200 sq ft. Zoned for auto repair & body work. Also, commercial outside storage. Frame equipment for sale. Rental or sale available. 914-941-3239 or 914-804-3461 LM1216 OSSINING/ BRIARCLIFF. Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist looking for Office Share for a professional in health related field. Asking rent $825/ month including utilities. Oromyologist.com 914-302-6983 LM1125
OFFICE SPACE OR HAIR SALON FULLY EQUIPPED FOR RENT, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, NY. For Information, Call 914282-6602 LM0708 WHITE PLAINS AREASTORAGE & PARKING RENTAL. Clean & convenient enclosed storage shed & outdoor truck parking. Perfect for contractors or landscapers. Call 914-923-3429 LM0701
BRONX COMMERCIAL FOR 4060 SALE 13% Return on Investment Shopping Center, 27% Return on Equity with Depreciation. Built ’97 . 40,361 Sq .Ft. 12,000 Cars/Day. Low $ Down. Seller Financing. Bronx: Development 44 Apartments, Approved Plans: Mixed Use Elevator Little Italy 12% Return On Investment: Vacant Lot: Queens: 9 + MultiFamily 14% Projected Return on Investment 800-242-9888 AL@ LichtensteinRE.com CB0120
For Sale – Brooklyn Industrial Warehouse & Dev Site (M1-4) 30,000 Built SF + 150’ Wide Dev Site Call Marcus Jecklin Epic Commercial Realty (646) 278-4674
WELL ESTABLISHED AMERICAN DINER LOCATED IN THE MIDTOWN EAST AREA. GREAT OPPORTUNITY. REASONABLE PRICE. RENT LISTED UNDER MARKET VALUE. FOR FURTHER INFO. CONTACT NICK(646) 209-2671. RW
2 WAREHOUSES FOR SALE IN LONG ISLAND CITY. Unique Opportunity for a Visionary Investor, or Best Use! LONG ISLAND CITY WITH WALKING DISTANCE TO 9 TRAIN LINES. R, N, Q,W, E, F, 7, M, AND G TRAINS. Less than a Mile to RFK, Tri-Borough, Pulaski Bridges and Midtown Tunnel. SUPER CENTRAL LOCATION! Please CALL 347-539-0052 LM1223
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE QUEENS, GLENDALE, NY 25 SQ FT REFURNISHED. BIG STORE FRONT WINDS & LARGE OFFICE WITH 3 PARKING SPACES. GOOD FOR MEDICAL OFFICE OR RETAIL BUSINESS CONTACT : SAL @ (917) 921-5239 RW0423
NEW YORK STATE 7060 FISHKILL. 10 Bay Building on Route 9, Close to I-84, ONE UNIT, 1600 sq ft. Garage Door Back, Store Fronts 12’W x 14’H, Garage Doors, 18’ High Ceilings, Three Phase Electric. Diesel Mechanic, Auto Mechanic, Plumbers, Carpenters, Electricians, All Trades Welcome! Nick 914-755-4544 LM0526
MIDDLETOWN/ RED BANK. Professional Office Suite in Bank Bldg at 75 Hwy 35 North, 1st floor, 650 sq ft. 732-741-3313 LM1223
FISHKILL/ PUTNAM VALLEY. 34 acres- $149K, 47.5 acres$249K, both sub-dividable and best offer. Putnam Valley- 21 acres, sub-dividable, $245K or best offer. 914-462-2620
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE
SUNSET PARK 50’s. M-1-2 zone warehouse- 4,200 sq ft, with modern house- 3,000 sq ft. Delivered vacant. $13,000 combined. Ask for HarryAlpine Realty 718-238-1788 LM0210
Avenue M/ East 2nd Street. Approximately 1500 square feet basement, private entrance, 9 foot ceiling. Call 845-274-5886 CB0127
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Wilkes Barre, PA. 4 family income, $2200 a month, 4 garages, $150,000. Deli and 2 Apts, $120,000. We will hold mortgage. 570-825-8631 KK0911
ELMSFORD. 4,000 Sq Ft. High Bay Warehouse with office. 14 Ft overhead door. Drive in, no automotive. Call 914-5927229 LM0708
OUT OF STATE
JERSEY CITY. Builder’s Dream! Exclusive, residential lot is located on a quiet street East of Garfield Ave. Asking $225,000. Hurry! Won’t last! Call Grisell Romero at Exit Preferred Realty 201-6533948 LM0902
OUT OF STATE
TOMS RIVER. Ocean County Business Park Commercial Condo. Rt. 9, 900 sq ft. Asking $115,000. Call Owner 732-300-6878 LM0505 TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multipurpose building, drive-in doors, great for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per day. REMCO REALTY 732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916
Building For Sale 15,000 sq. ft. 1,000 sq. ft. office 2 loading docks Linden, NJ Heimishe Area 30 min from Boro Park Call: 347-882-8037 RW1230
APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
MIDWOOD- Large 3 bedroom apt with eat-in kitchen, living room & 1 bath. Heat & hot water included. $2,000 per month + 1 month’s rent & security deposit. Call Agent 917-567-4665 LM0512 WILLIAMSBURG. NO FEE! Renovated 2BR Apt, $2,496. Ceramic Tile & Parquet Floors. 3 Blocks to Williamsburg Bridge. “BROKERS WELCOME.” Call Zhana 917302-2394 LM0407 AVE I/ E 15th ST. Studio apt, 3rd ﬂoor walk-up. No Fee. Principals only. $900. Call Owner 718-575-9600 LM0407 AVE X BETWEEN EAST 7 ST &; CONEY ISLAND AVE. 1 bedroom walk-in apt, move-in condition. $1,400 per month. No pets, no smoking. Call Owner 646-752- 6641 LM0224 AVE Y near Ocean Pkwy. 2 BR apt, new kit/applncs, terrace, 2nd ﬂr. Move in cond. 718-9743884, 347-574-1814 CB0127 OCEAN PKWY/L & M. First Floor 1 BR apt. Mod Kit & bth. Private house. All utilities included. $1,500. Call 917-559-5447 CB0113 Midwood For rent studio (also can be used for office) 2,3,4 Bedrooms Apts Call 718.376.4444
UPPER WEST SIDE – West End & 99 St.Seeking, roommate, spacious, 7RM, Apt.BR, Shower, shared kitchen, DR,$2,000/mo E; adyassky@ aol.com / 212-864-5288 HS0506
Bronx Tremont. 1820 Clinton Ave & 175th ST. Beautiful 1 Bedroom In A 3 Family House No Pets. $1000. See Landlord SAT ONLY. Call Owner 718-299-8347AE0115
COMMACK. Rent 2 rooms. 1 Large Bedroom, 1 Sitting Room & Private Bath. No smoking, no pets. Private. 631-864-3015 LM0407 EAST NORTHPORT- 1 Bedroom Apartment. Newly Painted, Private Entrance. Offstreet Parking. No Smoking. No Pets. $800/ month. 2 months’ security; background check. 516-662-2187 LM0303
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REAL ESTATE LINDENHURST: Gorgeous, All New! 1BR, Eat-in kitchen, full bath, closets, no smoking, no pets, references a must! 1 month rent/ security. $1,650/ all, includes flat screen/ fios/ wifi. 516-661-7539 LM0127 DEER PARK. Small 1BR, small kitchen, driveway parking. No smoking, no pets. 2 month’s security. $850 + utilities. Available now. Owner 516-848-5631 LM1202 SOUTH HEMPSTEAD. Rockville Centre schools, 3BR, 2 baths, EIK, DR, LR, deck, in-ground pool 16x32. Near Molloy College. Gorgeous Apt. $2,700. 516-385-2165 LM0923
NEW YORK STATE
RONKONKOMA / NOB HILL – End unit, second floor, 2BR condo. Pergo & new tile in kitchen bath & balcony. Pool & tennis/ $222K. Call Owner 631-806-3488 LM0318
HOUSE FOR RENT 6030 PLAINVIEW. 3 Year Old Colonial! 4BR, 3 baths, 22’ EIK with island, 15’ FDR, 30’ MBR Suite. Huge Bsmt. Job Relocation Forced Sale. $5,100.
NEW ROCHELLE/ WESTCHESTER. 1BR apts available. Extra-large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Near shops/ beach. No pets. $1625/ $1550/ $1490. 914-478-2442 LM0715
OUT OF STATE
Realtor 516-316-8551 LM0708
NEW YORK STATE 7020 JEFFERSON VILLAGE/ YORKTOWN FOR SALE. 1BR and 2BR Condos in Jeﬀerson
WEST NEW YORK, NJ. 3BR, LR, DR & garage. ½ block from Blvd East. $2,300. Call Mariana at Coccia Realty 201893-6257 or 201-867-2100 LM0515
Village Senior Complex. Totally renovated, new kitchen & bath, new doors and trim, new windows. Still time to pick some interior items. Call for showing. 914-760-3763
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED
Winter and Summer Vacation Rental. Beautiful nine Bedroom house in South Fallsburg, New York, (sleeps up to twenty ﬁve),
SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
two ﬁreplaces, huge kitchen and dining room, living room, oversized porch. Available for family retreats. Please call 347-309-8485 to reserve your
APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS BROOKLYN
Bed Stuy Get more bang for your buck with this LARGE 1007 SqFt condo ,located on a beautiful tree lined block .$600,000. NEGOTIABLE . 347-493-6976 HS0506
MANHATTAN LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
NYC, West End Avenue, 84/85 St. lg 7rm Condo for sale. 2500 sf, 5 BR, 3 bths Drmn bldg, no bkrs, $ 4.75M 917806-5080 HS0311
KEW GARDENS CONDO FOR SALE. 116-24 Grosvenor Lane. Modern & renovated 2BR, 1 bath, balcony, gym, common room, rooftop terrace, concierge. Low floor. Immediate parking available. Walk to temple. Asking $499K. Call Jason at Prime Realty 718-229-2922 LM1113
weekend. CB0217 Scarsdale is located in beautiful Westchester County a residential community only 24 miles north of New York City and rated as a leading upscale community, has an outstanding school system with 99% of its
114 BIRCHALL DRIVE. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAYS 2-3:30PM OR APPOINTMENT.. Call Ray 212 602 1137 This house is located in the prestigious Murray Hill location near the ﬁnest school system, ﬁve minutes from the Metro North and thirty ﬁve minutes outside of Manhattan. Truly a great value being oﬀered by a Motivated Seller. Built in 1933 as a small mansion on one acre, this house has been upgraded to a larger home with attached 2 car garage for a growing family. Enter into a formal foyer with half bath right into a large country kitchen, granite island with bright breakfast area leading into Mother-in-law or Media Room. The house has a formal 35 foot long dining room with ﬁreplace and wet bar. The 1400 sf. family room contains three exposures, a 30ft cathedral ceiling, and a second ﬁreplace. Exit onto onto a wrapdeck which spirals down to a 600 sf. patio overlooking the rear of the property / gardens. The second ﬂoor features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, and a Romeo Juliet balcony overlooking the family room. Marble Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower. Servants’ quarters converted into bedroom and laundry room. The basement level features large rec- room with Lap Pool and lower den with FDR ﬁreplace. Exit the den onto a large patio overlooking large rear property, with babbling brook ample for garden & children’s play.
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graduates going on to higher education. There are over 20 parks and playgrounds, 26 public tennis courts, a municipal pool, and two 18-hole golf courses with Scarsdale
The downtown Village Center, with its Tudor architecture, has oﬃces and residential units and the Metro North Railroad. It so situated so that you can enjoy city life, suburban life, country life and ocean life within relatively short distances.
HOUSES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
NEW JERSEY SEASIDE HEIGHTS: OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4, 1 Blvd New Condos Starting @ $399,900 Ocn & Bay views 1 Blk-Bch shopping & restaurants, upgrades everywhere. Mike Seaside Rlty Inc 732-330-6651 HS0527
YOUNGSVILLE, NY (CATSKILLS) CHARMING LARGE FARM HOUSE ON 16 ACRES W BARN & DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, 3-4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, LARGE ATTIC AND BASEMENT. CLOSE TO DELAWARE WATER ACTIVITIES AND BETHELWOODS ART CENTER. ASKING $225.000. CALL OWNER AT 201-681-7980
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AVE L & M/ NEW YORK AVE. 3BR, 2 ﬂoors, 1 ½ baths, living rm, dining rm, kitchen, hook-up for washer & dryer available. Master bedrm has balcony. Also available, bsmt apt with separate entrance. Owner 718-554-1001 LM0317 Ave N/ Bedford, Very large,Mod,1 Fam,3 BR 2 Bth,Duplex, pvt drv,gar,lrg deck,Must See1 $3,950, Bkr 718-382-4839 HS0610
NEW YORK STATE 7030 DOBBS FERRY- 2BR with porch, W/D, parking, close to schools & transportation. Good schools! 20 minute train ride to Manhattan. No pets. Available immediately. 917-838-9040 LM1209
CHARMING 1880 WHALERS HOME. Near Sag Harbor on Ferry Road, bay access, greenery: 4BR, 2 baths, ﬁreplace, remodeled kitchen/ bath. (10/15-6/30): $3,500 per month; Or (10/15-5/23): $2,500/ month. Call/ text 303476-0159 LM1016
a variety of stores, professional
CONDO FOR SALE FLORIDA BAL- HARBOR/RITZ CARLTON Great investment w/income potential Rarely avail 2 BR.2 ½ bth,sub-P/H suite in best line (14/15) w/ spectacular ocean & city views ,pvt foyer & elev.fully furn designer décor, world class amenities & services the ONLY deeded garage space in hotel Nr “The Shul “ Contact Douglas Elliman R.E Betsey Lee Turner 305-310-6888 HS0115
FLUSHING, N.Y. Location, Location, 3BR TUDOR detached. Garage, Kitchen w/new SS appliances, Large Dining Rm, Living Rm w/ Fireplace, Sun Porch, W/D Walking Distance to Synagogue, near all LIRR. 10 min to Whitestone Br. MLS + 2% rebate. Asking $888.000. Call 718-308-7184 www.choicearea. com HS1211
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REAL ESTATE LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000
RANCH ON .66 ACRES, BUILT 1957, 1983 SQ FT, 7 RMS 2 BATH, 4 BED RMS, LIV RM, DIN/SUN RM 14 X 24, FAM/ TV RM, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY RM OFF KITCH, BASEMENT 250 SQ FT BEDROOM WITH BATH + 2 CLOSETS, 2 CAR GARAGE. IN GND POOL,16 X 32, 12 X 12 SHED. HOT WATER BB HEAT, 200 AMP ELEC SVC, CENTRAL AIR, KITCHEN REMAKE 2010, 3 OVENS, HARD WOOD FLRS THRUOUT, RECENTLY FINISHED PATIO AND WALKWAYS, NEW LANDSCAPING, MANY EXTRAS, ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMBINED TAXES 2015 $5278, 12 MINUTES FROM METRO NORTH OR TSP. 845-471-6874 OR JJD414GC@AOL.COM (APPOINTMENT ONLY)
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NEW YORK STATE 7040
DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full ﬁn bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600 LM0902
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
GRAVESEND (PRIME). 2 family, double buildable, 40x100 lot, $1.375 Million. 2360 & 62 East 1st Street. Barbara Puccia Realty- Brokerage Cell 718755-1609 www.BarbaraPuccia. com LM0127
KGH- 68TH RD. Well kept det. Lot 48 x 100. 4BR/ 3 baths, laundry, oﬃce, large EIK, 2nd ﬂoor BR with balcony. 347-455-0066 HS0902
GLADSTONE, VA. Large Cape
* NE Bronx Residential Area * 3 BR Duplex, lg rms., ﬁn
MONSEY, NY. Price reduction! Only $429,900 for a single family of 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, living/ dining room, family room, 1 car garage and an extra room with separate entrance. Large property. Low taxes. Close to Shuls. Michal Jacobi 845-548-1942 LM0428 SOMERS. Charming, move-in ready 4BR, 3 baths, raised ranch, located on cul-de-sac in Somers school district. Home features new kitchen/ master bath, central air, pool, automatic generator and lots more. $595,000. Owner 914-403-1243 LM0414
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BRICK, NJ. Ranch Home. $265K. 3BR, 2 Baths, Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Den/ Dining Room, Living Room, Fenced Yard, 100 x 100 Corner Lot. In-ground Pool. MAKE AN OFFER! PreApproved Serious Buyers Only. For Sale By Owner. 908-2789006 LM0505 BRICK, NJ. 4 Family on Metedeconk River. Extremely unusual property. Bulkhead w/dock. Long deep driveway. Opportunity to own on river & still earn income from 3 other apts. Owner anxious. Reduced to $569K. Exit Realty 732-920-2060 LM0421
Cod, Spacious, Full Basement, 5BR, on 88 Acres, w/Guest House & Pond. $879,000. Yoder Properties 434-547-9131
BETH ISRAEL IN WOODBRIDGE, NJ. Outdoor Mausoleum, Crypt for 3, Building 23, Section 21, Level 4, Crypt # 38. Valued at $20,000. Asking $15,000 neg. Call 917-445-5293 or 718-894-7728 LM0526
community. Also Miami Bch.
PINELAWN- Gladiola Ct. Mausoleum. 1 Crypt/ 2 Entombments, $11,900. Row 438/ Tier A, 1st level. 704-660-6408 or 704-798-9232
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No. Miami Beach. 4 houses for sale in heart of Jewish
Erica 305-761-1612 CB0127
PLOTS FOR SALE
HOLMDEL, NJ. Hillside Crypt for 2.Valued at $12,000. Asking $9,000 or best oﬀer. Please Call 732-718-6965
PINELAWN Mausoleum for 2. Zinnia Ct. $20,000. 918-406-2624 LM0421 MT. ARARAT Section #51, Beautiful Location, 1 Plot, 2 Graves, No Annual Grave Care Bills. Value is $14,000. Selling for $8,000. 917-287-0005 LM0414
FRANKLIN LAKES. GATED RETREAT ON 3 PRIVATE ACRES, ELEVATOR, LAVISH GOURMET KITCHEN, EXTRAORDINARY FEATURES, $1,899,999. DEBBIE 201-925-7667 OR WWW.811COLONIAL ROADFRANKLINLAKES.COM LM0113
bsmt, 2 complete mod bths, lg fenced bkyd, Mod Kit, garage
Spacious Lakefront With Water Views Single Family 5 Bdrms – 2 Master Bdrms w/Sep Bths, 4.5 Bths All, LR, DR, Gourmet Kit, 3 Car Gar, Huge Lake w/Endless Boating & Fishing, Private Boat Dock Can Be Built
owner 718-882-4665 MK0220
FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
CATSKILL MT./ HUDSON VALLEY HOME FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM HOME INLAW APART. OFFI CE SUITE 2 1/2 HRS FROM NYC FLEXIBLE SPACE ADD. LAND AVAIL SUITABLE FOR FAMILY COMPOUND WWW.24JOELMAUSTIN.COM 518 622-9647 LM1002
+ driveway. Priced to sell! Call
Staten Island Mountaindale: 3 BRs. htd Fl arm, ﬁn bsmt, 2 bths, lg EIK, some furniture. Heated & A/c’s. Mint condition.
Mill Basin Exclusive: Semi attached 1 family 6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full ﬁnished basement. Parking.. ASKING $569,000 JS511
All new appliances. Nr. shul. 917-453-6926. HS0729
2 Family Attached BRICK. Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex. 3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510...........................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DEAL, NJ. THREE LEVELS, 3/4 BEDROOMS, 3-1/2 BATHS, BASEMENT, GARAGE AND MORE. WALK TO BEACH, SHOPPING, HOUSES OF WORSHIP. EASY LIVING ON THE JERSEY SHORE. PRICED TO SELL @ $548,000. CALL MARY TAWIL @ 732-693-8210.
MERRICK-WATERFRONT HOME, HAMPTONS IN MERRICK, 4BR, 2.5 BA, Dock your boat in backyard, 2 car garage, Low taxes. No damage from Sandy. Walking distance to house of worship. $839K 516-532-4626 CENTER MORICHES. By Owner. 4 Crosby St. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, den, 2.5 car garage with shop. $319,000. Call 631-987-5764 LM0501
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