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Palestinian with Work Permit Murders 3 Security Guards in Terror Shooting near J’slm Hamas praised the assault as a 'new chapter' in the fight against attempts to 'Judaize Jerusalem'

A chorus of condemnations came pouring in from across the Israeli political spectrum on Tuesday after a deadly shooting attack at the Har Adar settlement near Jerusalem, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others blaming the attack on "systematic incitement" among Palestinian political and religious leaders. (Photo Credit: The Daily Wire)

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chorus of condemnations came pouring in from across the Israeli political spectrum on Tuesday after a deadly shooting attack at the Har Adar settlement near Jerusalem, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others blaming the attack on "systematic incitement" among Palestinian political and religious leaders, as was reported by i24 News. "This murderous attack is the result of – inter alia – systematic incitement by the Palestinian Authority and other elements and I expect Abu Mazen, the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, to condemn it and not attempt to justify it," Netanyahu said at the start of a weekly Cabinet meeting. "Security forces will continue to take action against incitement and terrorism as they have been doing night and day and we, of course, will finish the investigation of the incident and will discuss together the next steps," he said, according to an i24 News report, adding that work permits granted to the terrorist's extended family would be revoked and his home demolished. The attack came as President Trump's specially appointed peace envoy Jason Greenblatt arrived for a visit

to the region to advance negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. According to a TPS report, Israel Border Police said the terrorist who was later identified as 37-year-old Namer Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal, a father of four and a day laborer from nearby Bait Surik, possessed a work permit enabling him to enter Har Adar. Jamal had aroused the suspicions of the security coordinator there, and opened fire with a pistol, killing Border Policeman Solomon Gavriyah, 20, and security guards Youssef Ottman, 25, from Abu Ghosh and Or Arish, 25, from Har Adar. TPS also reported that MDA paramedic Nir Buzaglo said, “When I got to the scene I saw four men in their twenties and thirties suffering from gunshot wounds. We did an initial triage and one 32 year old man was conscious suffering gunshot wounds to his stomach. We gave him lifesaving firstaid and evacuated him to the hospital in serious condition. The other three men were unconscious, not breathing and had no pulse, also suffering from gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. We examined them but they did not show any signs of life.” According to the TPS report, Har Adar Council head Chen Filibovitch said, “The quick response by security

officials prevented the terrorist from entering Har Adar and prevented a far worse incident. Let me stress that this incident did not happen inside Har Adar, but rather at the workers’ entrance to the town. Police and Border Police are here sweeping the community and checking things out and schools and kindergartens in Har Adar are operating normally. Dozens of workers come into Har Adar every day, we know them and have never had any problems.”

"Security forces will continue to take action against incitement and terrorism as they have been doing night and day and we, of course, will finish the investigation of the incident and will discuss together the next steps" – Benjamin Netanyahu Local resident Itzhak Rabihiya told TPS that “Every day at about 7:00 security forces and private security guards (hired and paid for by local residents) open the gate for Arab and Palestinian workers who work here in the village. Unfortunately one of the workers shot three security guards and

a Border Police soldier. “The whole village is shocked, we have a very good relationship with Palestinian workers who work here – of course they come here after a security check. This is a very sad moment. We live in an unbalanced area – although for 20 years we have lived together and thought we were secure, we see today that there is no place we are secure.” Palestinian media reports that the IDF has stormed the village of Beit Sureik, near Ramallah, the attacker’s home town. Fatah said Israeli “occupation” forces are to blame for the attack. Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad praised the attack, according to the TPS report. Daoud Shehab, head of the Islamic Jihad’s media office said, “The Jerusalem operation embodies the living conscience of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people, as well as rearranging the national priorities that have been mixed up and scattered over the power struggles and political acrimony… it is a practical response to the occupations actions on al-Aqsa.” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem: said,“The Jerusalem operation is a new episode in the Jerusalem uprising and a confirmation from the youth that it will continue to fight for the full freedom of the people and the land.”

Hamas added: ‘The operation rejects the logic of begging for rights through international institutions. Our people will preserve their rights and sanctities with their own blood and spirit… This is confirmation that the natural relationship with the occupation is conflict, and it cannot be a relationship of coexistence. This operation proves that all attempts to change the identity of Jerusalem will not pass, and that all the efforts of the occupation to falsify the facts will not change the fact that Jerusalem is Arab and Palestinian, and that our people will fight until the end to liberate it.” Munir Al-Jagoub, the head of the Fatah media office said, “Israel must be well aware of the consequences of continuing its push towards the option of violence, the policy of house demolitions, the forced displacement of Jerusalemites, and the successive incursions by the settlers’ flocks to the al-Aqsa Mosque fortresses, reinforced with their forces day and night since 1967.”

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Unusual Appraisal Behind Kushner’s 21 Months in Jail on Sexting Charges Record $1.8B Acquisition of 666 Fifth Ave By Hannah Hayes

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n Monday, September 25, disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending illicit messages to a teenager. Weiner was, in addition to the 21-month prison term, sentenced to three years of supervised release. Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York stated that Weiner's sentence is even more important because of his background in politics. In court, Cote said, "Because of the defendant's notoriety, there is intense interest in the defendant's plea and sentence. It could make a difference in lives and is a very significant part of this sentence." She added, "This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment." Back in May, the 53-year-old Weiner pled guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, for the exchanges he had with a 15-year-old girl who later described the messages and gave the photos over to the Daily Mail. Weiner has a history of vulgar conduct, with similar incidents of sending sexual messages and photos to other woman led recently to his wife filing for divorce as well as his forced resignation from Congress.

Disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending illicit messages to a teenager. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

However, these exchanges would have far worse and legal consequences for Weiner because of the girl’s age. Prosecutors said that Weiner was well aware that the girl was underage and chose to commit a crime by engaging in explicit conduct with her. The prosecutors asked that Weiner’s sentence be between 21 and 27 months, arguing that his misdeeds were “serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real.” In the sentencing papers, prosecutors wrote, “The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless strang-

er. With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him.” The Washington Post reports, “Weiner’s defense attorneys argued for a penalty that did not include jail time. They cast the former congressman as a man with an addiction problem and asserted that the teen had reached out to him hoping to generate material for a book deal and to influence the presidential election. She was paid $30,000 by the Daily Mail for her story, defense attorneys wrote, and an additional $10,000 for a recent appearance on ‘Inside Edition.’ The teen also admitted to investigators that ‘one of her goals’ was to affect the presidential election, defense attorneys asserted.” On Monday, in Manhattan in federal district court, Weiner appeared for his sentencing, at which he apologized for his actions and said he is seeking treatment for his addiction. In a letter to the court, he wrote, “I am profoundly sorry to her. I was selfish. I have no excuse for what I did to her.” The acting Manhattan U.S. attorney Joon H. Kim said in a news release that received a “just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”

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ushner Companies’ is still recovering from a risky deal it made in 2007, which used a very unique appraisal so that it didn’t seem like such a gamble to the bond investors on paper. This deal was the company’s record $1.8 billion acquisition of 666 Fifth Avenue, which was funded using $1.75 billion in debt. According to The Real Deal’s review of a bond prospectus, at the time of the acquisition, the office portion of the property was valued at $2 billion on its own by appraisers. This would make the value of the tower as a whole, without any fundamental changes and within two months of the deal’s closing, worth nearly $3 billion, which is about 70 percent more than the record price paid by Kushner. TRD reports, “Industry sources say such a big gap between purchase price and appraisal is virtually unheard of. Why it came to be is a mystery.

According to The Real Deal’s review of a bond prospectus, at the time of the acquisition, the office portion of the property was valued at $2 billion on its own by appraisers.

Jared Kushner is senior advisor to President Donald Trump and was the chief executive officer of the real-estate holding and development company Kushner Companies. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

UBS and Barclays, who provided the financing, declined to comment. Kushner Companies did not respond to a request for comment. Several sources involved in or familiar with the financing claimed they do not recall who appraised the tower, and even to say that, they requested anonymity. The 666 Fifth deal is now seen as emblematic of the heady, overleveraged plays made during the height of the market in 2007. Purchase prices were based largely on predictions of future income that assumed a dramatic increase in rents, while

666 Fifth Avenue was purchased in 2007 by Kushner Companies for the thenrecord price of $1.8 billion. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

actual cash flows took a backseat. Much has been written about the property, which continues to be in the spotlight as special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into Jared Kushner’s finances. But the appraisal that enabled Kushner to borrow such a sum to begin with, a sum that became the firm’s albatross, hasn’t been examined until now.” A full break down of the appraisal of 666 Fifth and how the operations played out can be seen in The Real Deal’s complete article at https://therealdeal. com/2017/09/20/behind-kushners-record-deal-for-666-fifthan-unusual-appraisal/

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Bklyn Boro Pres Rakes in Big $$$ Donations Before Limits Are Set By: Tova Goldscheiner

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ric Adams , Brooklyn Borough President, is rushing to rake in bigbuck donations for his One Brooklyn Fund before 2018, when a new law sets in to drastically limit contributions. The controversial nonprofit will be hosting its first major fundraiser. On September 27 the “inaugural gala” is being held at the Brooklyn Museum, collecting $150 per plate for advance tickets or $500 for VIP tickets. The dinner will ironically honor “Cornerstone Brooklyn Businesses”, or companies that have a business relationship with the city. The event also attracted corporate sponsors including the Barclays Center, it’s developer Forest City Ratner, and Two Trees Management, which developed DUMBO. The sponsors have all relished long

term warm business relationships with both City Hall and Borough Hall, as reported by the NY Post. Last December, the City Council coerced de Blasio to sign a bill prohibiting anyone with city contracts or who does any city business from donating over $400 annually to nonprofits tied to elected officials. The law will take effect in January. The bill was designed to shut down de Blasio’s Campaign for One New York, which raised $4.3 million for the Mayor’s pet projects, receiving five- and six-figure contributions. One Brooklyn was also investigated twice by the city’s Department of Investigation, and was similarly examined by the feds to see whether pay-to-play favors were granted to donors. Since the funds’ inception three years ago, it has raised up to $1.34 million

in donations and has utilized another $349,700 in City Council funding. The money has been spent towards Adams’ favored public programs such as summer concerts and senior events. “Unlike the mayor, who has ceased operations of [CONY], this is a last-gasp effort by Eric Adams to rake in the dough before the new law goes into effect,” said Dick Dadey, executive director of the good-government group Citizens Union. “I find it very surprising that the borough president hasn’t learned anything after what happened with the mayor,” said a top Brooklyn political operative, who was also invited to the gala. “Many people invited feel pressured and are wondering whether giving money is the best move for them.” Stefan Ringel, Adams’ spokesman said that “approval” to host

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the gala “was sought and received” from the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board. “We’re excited that Brooklyn businesses understand the importance of being good corporate citizens [and]

giving back to the borough,” Ringel said. “Their commitment to public-private partnerships fills the gaps that government cannot meet in serving the underserved in our communities.”

A Handful of NYers Are Behind Hundreds of Handicap Access Lawsuits By Hadassa Kalatizadeh

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lmost 400 lawsuits have been filed against small businesses for lacking handicap access, by only five New York plaintiffs, as reported by the NY Post. The handicapped plaintiffs have sued small NYC mom and pop establishments for failing to provide wheelchair ramps and bathroom doors that are accessible to all. Two blind New Yorkers have filed a combined 23 suits against business Web sites that did not

“This shouldn’t be happening. Small business are already struggling to stay afloat, and these lawsuits could put them over the edge.”

provide screen-reading software for the visually impaired. One woman sued seven businesses for denying entry to her service dog. A 37-year-old double amputee from Brooklyn has sued 195 establishments, since 2010, fighting for wheel chair access. Four other New Yorkers from different locals have separately filed a total of 200 suits over wheelchair access. The plaintiffs include Zoltan Hirsch, Luigi Girotto , Pedro Fontanes, Jerry Cankat and Nauqone Taylor. Plaintiffs usually ask for modest damages, but also request payment of their attorneys’ fees, which can exceed $20,000. Dennis Kearney, a defense attorney who defended a client in such a case, noted most defendants settle rather than face the hefty cost of litigation. “Why would somebody pay $100,000 in legal fees to go to trial when they can pay a

fraction of that and be done with it?” he said. The legal claims have been criticized by some as part of a “cottage industry” of “serial plaintiffs” who target small establishments for speedy cash settlements. Mark Caserta, director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District committee, bashed the suits, saying: “This shouldn’t be happening. Small business are already struggling to stay afloat, and these lawsuits could put them over the edge.” On the flip side, others see the suits as a necessary means to enforce the American with Disabilities Act. The law, enacted in 1990 and amended in 2008, sets out to guarantee equal opportunity and access for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local

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The plaintiffs include Zoltan Hirsch (pictured above) Luigi Girotto, Pedro Fontanes, Jerry Cankat and Nauqone Taylor.

government services, and telecommunications. While great strides have been made towards this goal, small establishments can often feel the cost associated with complying with the law is not justifiable for their business.

Kenneth Shiotani, an attorney at the National Disability Rights Network, applauded the private litigations as the “most effective enforcement mechanism” to make the city more accessible for the disabled.

2nd Time Erdogan's Goons Attack Protesters in US; Times Square Hotel Scene of Bedlam By: Sarah Rockowitzh

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n Thursday September 21st, violence erupted as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the stage inside a ballroom at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Midtown Manhattan’s Times Square. As reported by the NY Daily News, a demonstrator in the audience stood on his chair calling out, “Terrorist!”, “You’re a terrorist! Get out of my country!” While a security guard rushed to the protestor, the President’s supporters within the crowd took it upon themselves to boo and shout at him, taking turns punching him. A second protester opened up a banner for a banned Kurdish group and security guards came to kick him out. Pandemonium ensued with Erdogan supporters climbing over security to take swings at the protestors, while heavy security was escorting them out. The chaos was videotaped by a Turkish journalist. Erdogan, who is visiting NYC for the Unit-

Anti-Erdogan demonstrators are punched as they are removed from the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square

ed Nations General Assembly, was speaking to a big crowd at an event organized by the Turkish American National Steering Committee. The abundant suit-clad guards escorting three protesters out were either hired security or members Erdogan’s personal team. No arrests were made and no serious injuries were reported.

This is the second time in 2017 that Erdogan’s security responded with violence to protestors in the U.S. In May, Turkish security officials were captured on video striking and kicking demonstrators in Washington, D.C., outside the Turkish ambassador’s home. Erdogan had reportedly stood by his car watching the violence. Nineteen people were indicted

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issue when we come to the United States within the framework of an official visit,” said Erdogan. The White House has denied issuing any apology. President Trump, however, did appease Erdogan at a bilateral meeting in NY this week. “We have a great friendship, as countries and I think we’re right now as close as we've ever been,” said Trump.

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Malliotakis Raises Enough for Preservationists Call on NYC to Expand Mayoral Debate & Matched Funding the Madison Square North Historic District By: Ilana Siyance

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epublican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis has reached fund-raising milestones this week, as reported by the NY Times. In Friday’s financial disclosure reports filed with NYC’s Campaign Finance Board, Ms. Malliotakis reported collecting $241,530 in contributions from Aug. 29 to Sept. 18, amounting to $734,412 in total donations she has received thus yet in her campaign. Ms. Malliotakis has now raised and spent over $500,000 in total, which qualifies her to partake in the first general election debate set for October 10th. Being the only Republican candidate, and not having faced a primary challenge, she will relish the opportunity. The funds she has raised are also important in that she should now be able to receive public financing through the city’s matching funds program. A candidate can only tap into those funds after raising qualifying contributions of $250,000 or more from city residents, excluding those who do business with the city. Ms. Malliotakis reports that she has raised $293,000 in qualifying donations. The generous program pays $6 for every $1 in such contributions, and her campaign said that it expected to obtain about $1.6 million

M Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis has reached fund-raising milestones this week, as reported by the NY Times. In Friday’s financial disclosure reports filed with NYC’s Campaign Finance Board, Ms. Malliotakis reported collecting $241,530 in contributions from Aug. 29 to Sept. 18, amounting to $734,412 in total donations she has received thus yet in her campaign.

in matching funds later in the month. Ms. Malliotakis, an assemblywoman from Staten Island, still has a formidable task ahead of her. Mayor de Blasio, who won the Democratic primary on Sept. 12, with an astounding 74 percent of the vote, still retains a strong financial advantage. The incumbent mayor reported receiving $272,037 from Aug 29 to Sept 18, with total contributions to date in excess of $5 million. Another Mayoral candidate, Bo Dietl, who is running as an independent, reported receiving $19,706 in contributions during

the period. His fund-raising has dwindled drastically since earlier in the year, when he was pleading in vain for Republicans to allow him to enter a party primary. The former police detective will not be participating in the matching funds program. Sal F. Albanese, who was Mr. de Blasio’s main opponent in the Democratic primary, raised $6,360 during the same dates, including $225 that he reported receiving after the primary. Despite a solid defeat in the primary, Mr. Albanese will be on the general election ballot for the Reform Party.

Average Cost of NYC Private K-12 Schools Now Passes $50K Per Year By Rachel Shapiro

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iving in New York City, you get use to paying more for things, but the price of some private K-12 schools have gotten so high that concerns have been raised regarding economic diversity. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that attendance in some of these private city schools cost more than $50,000 a year, which is closer to the price of college tuition than grade school. In the last five years, we have seen some of the steepest increases in school tuitions. According to figures from the National Association of Independent Schools, the median tuition and fees at Manhattan private schools was $35,867 five years ago, and is now $44,050, an increase of nearly $10,000. This is an increase of 23 percent in just five years, which is extremely significant. The average cost of tuition at a private university in the United States is actually below $50,000. According to U.S. News & World Report, the average cost of tuition and fees at private colleges is $34,699 for the 2017-18 school year. Tuition and fees for a

The median tuition and fees at Manhattan private schools was $35,867 five years ago, and is now $44,050

Manhattan private school Trinity School costs $50,355 for 12th grade students this fall. (Photo Credit: Google Maps)

12th-grader at the private school Trinity rose to $50,355 this fall. Trinity head John Allman, told the WSJ, “It’s just a bad problem getting worse. The funding model for independent schools like ours is broken.” The total cost this fall for tuition and fees at Riverdale Country School is an astonishing $52,050. While the WSJ reports Spence and Collegiate have set inclusive charges of $49,800. The WSJ reports, “The charges, many private-school leaders say, don’t cover the full cost of the rigorous educations provided. Their customers want small classes, arts, extracurricular activities, intensive college advising and teachers with advanced degrees. Leaders of these institutions say most depend on fundraising to fill the yearly shortfalls, in addi-

tion to holding capital campaigns for new construction… Drivers of mounting tuitions include teacher salaries, health insurance, technology upgrades, more services for students with learning disabilities, and maintenance for expanded facilities, school leaders said.” Many schools have now included activities, like music lessons, in the overall tuition price, in attempts to strive for socioeconomic diversity, and to ensure scholarship receiving students don’t miss out. The approximate amount of student to receive financial aid is 20 percent for the 45 city school that gave data over the last five years to the National Association of Independent Schools. The median amount of aid given to each recipient was $31,249.

anhattan preservationists are calling on the city to expand the existing Madison Square North Historic District. Several elected officials, including State Senator Brad Hoylman and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, are calling on the Landmarks Preservation Commission to expand the preserved district by three blocks. The historic district currently covers from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue and from 25th Street to 29th Street. Preservationists would like to see the protection extended up to 32nd Street,

Manhattan preservationists are calling on the city to expand the existing Madison Square North Historic District. The historic district currently covers from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue and from 25th Street to 29th Street. Preservationists would like to see the protection extended up to 32nd Street, and are pushing for buildings up to 34th Street to be given landmark status.

Several elected officials, including State Senator Brad Hoylman and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, are calling on the Landmarks Preservation Commission to expand the preserved district by three blocks

and are pushing for buildings up to 34th Street to be given landmark status. As reported by Curbed NY, the initiative follows a failed effort to preserve the neighborhood’s 116-year-old Nomad building at 316 Fifth Avenue. Developer Cottonwood Management filed plans to replace the building with a 40-story condominium tower featuring only 27 apartments. Back in July, Senator Hoylman and State Senator Liz Krueger sent a letter to See Preservationists Call on NYC , page 37


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Diller’s Sunk Project Brings Rise to Whitney The Woolworth Building’s Unfinished Penthouse Hits Market for $110M Museum Installation on the Hudson By Hannah Hayes

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ot even a week has gone by since billionaire Barry Diller announced the cancelation of his Thomas Heatherwick designed “floating park” at Pier 55, and plans have already been revealed for a permanent installation by the Whitney Museum on the Hudson River nearby Pier 55. Artist David Hammons would create the commission near the museum’s location on the edge of the Gansevoort Peninsula. However, Whitney didn’t want the project to be made public, until October 4, when it was scheduled to be presented to the local community board. The Whitney’s director Adam Weinberg did confirm the existence of the Hammons project with the New Yorn Times, but said as of now “it’s only a possibility.”

T The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as the "Whitney," is an art museum located in Manhattan, which was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

at the edge of Gansevoort Peninsula is something that we’re very excited about. Our proposal is only in its earliest stages and for us it’s really important to start with our community board. We’re extremely mindful of environmental and community sensitivity.” Weinberg added that “We fol“A deal made between lowed everything that happened two party bosses in the to Pier 55,” the site on the Hudback room of Junior’s Restaurant is an appalling son River where Diller’s park replacement for a public was going to be. The Whitney is going to use the mistakes made vote” by Diller’s project, to ensure theirs does not make the same. According to The Times, “Mr. In reference to the area for the project, Weinberg told The Hammons’s Gansevoort instalTimes, “David Hammons’s con- lation is expected to feature a cept for a public art installation ghostlike image of the original

Pier 52 building on that site, according to those who have been briefed on the project — an open minimalist framework of what had originally been there, like a pencil line drawing in space. The project would rest on 12 pilings — five of them on the peninsula, with a sixth out at the end of it and another six in the water to the south. Mindful that a judge had objected to the Diller park’s proposed use of concrete to fill in some of Pier 55’s 550 pilings, the Whitney’s installation involves the construction of no solid surfaces like a floor, walls or platforms. The importance of communicating See Diller’s Sunk Project Brings , page 36

he unfinished gigantic penthouse inside the Woolworth Building is now on the market for a whopping $110 million, despite the current downturn in ultra-luxury real estate. The 9,710-square-foot unit is within the building’s copper-clad peak, 700 feet off the ground. The aerie space has been named the Pinnacle, and features 24-foot high ceilings and an open observatory spanning 400-square-feet. The Woolworth Building is

If the property sells for its asking price, it would more than double the current record for downtown, which in now held by the penthouse in Chelsea’s Walker Tower that sold for $50.9 million. If the property sells for its asking price, it would more than double the current record for downtown, which in now held by the penthouse in Chelsea’s Walker Tower that sold for $50.9 million. When broken down, the penthouse in the Woolworth is priced at a remarkable $11,328 per square foot. The floor plans were first reported in 2014

58-stories and located at 233 Broadway. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The $110 million penthouse is located in the building’s copper-clad peak. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

by The Real Deal for the $110 million pad. Alchemy Properties’ developer Ken Horn told the Wall Street Journal that the buyers will be able to customize the condo on their own and it is just the raw space being sold. Horn said, “This could never be built again. Well it could, but it would cost an obscene amount of money since no one builds terra-cotta buildings anymore.” According to TRD, “Designed by Cass Gilbert, the skyscraper was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1913. Alchemy had to petition the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commis-

sion to add six windows to the crown of the building, which previously housed the building’s mechanicals. Alchemy paid $68 million for the top portion of the 58-story building, located at 233 Broadway. Its poured millions into converting the top 30 floors into 33 residences. Sales launched in 2014. Brokers said sales have been slow, and Alchemy declined to say how many units are spoken for. The developer tapped Sotheby’s International Realty to market the condos. Last year, the company borrowed $220 million from Overseas Bank Limited to finance its residential conversion.”

DOI Gets New 300K-Sq-Ft Downtown NYC Office By Rebecca Gold

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he Department of Investigation is finally bringing all their staff of 700 employees together under one roof, which were previously scattered across the city in five separate offices. The deal to acquire 276,000 square feet inside 180 Maiden Lane has been completed after long delays. A spokeswoman for the Department of Investigation confirmed that on Tuesday morning, September 19, an agreement was signed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, which is in charge of several city agencies’ leasing transactions. Since February 2014, when

Since Mark Peters was confirmed as the new commissioner of the Department of investigation, the agency’s staff has doubled. (Photo via Twitter)

WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.

The Department of Investigation has finally acquired a new large office space in 180 Maiden Lane in Downtown Manhattan.

Mark Peters was confirmed as the new commissioner, the staff that the agency has had doubled in size. Peters provided an example of the agency’s growth, saying that in the 1980 there were only 17 peace officers in the ranks, and today those same ranks have expanded to include 150 officers. Peters said, "When you're doing an investigation, you want everyone involved in the same room, and this space is going to make that so much easier." He also noted the additional time inspectors wasted in transit traveling between the agency's multiple offices. Crain’s reports, “DOI has been in negotiations for the space for nearly a year, but City Hall delayed several agencies from completing office leases in recent months. The 180 Maiden Lane headquarters will include a

training facility for new recruits, including dedicated space for the agency's firearms training simulation, and gives the department, which plans to increase its ranks to 200 peace officers, room to grow. The city can spend up to $56 million on the build-out, with the landlord, a partnership between MHP Real Estate Services and Clarion Partners, paying $21 million and the city funding the rest. DOI's purview has increased in recent years. In 2014 the agency added an inspector general with oversight of the NYPD, and the next year took in NYC Health and Hospitals' previously internal inspector general. Peters said the increased responsibilities have taxed the antiquated offices.” Peters explained, "We have literally a surveillance room that was set up in a kitchen space because we had no other area for it.”

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Hudson Valley Childhood Home of Eleanor Roosevelt to Be Restored By Mark Snyder

by Eleanor’s grandfather. The space is planned to be used to irst Lady Eleanor Roo- inspire civic engagement. sevelt wrote in her sixday-a-week news column My Day about her visit “You can’t be here and in 1936 to speak with her aunt know anything about about the house on the Hudson Eleanor Roosevelt and not in which they both grew up. She feel it. You kind of check wrote, “Maude Gray and I have your conscience and go, a deep feeling for this particular ‘I should be doing more.’ spot on the Hudson River, but I hope I can have people neither of us are at present lead- here to inspire them to do ing lives which make it possible more.” to keep this place.” Now after decades of neglect, According to The Times, renovations are underway to bring the house back to its for- “He envisions hosting veterans’ mer glory, according to a report groups, farmers’ organizations, conservation groups, educators in the New York Times. In 2013, Dolce Vita Footwear and others at the mansion. Mr. co-founder Van Lamprou pur- Lamprou said he was also conchased Oak Terrace for $2.85 sidering housing one or more million. He is now leading a small nonprofits on the upper massive project to restore the floors.” Lamprou told The Times, “I Second Empire-style mansion, which was constructed in 1872 feel like we’re at a bit of a loss for

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Oak Terrace’s upper floor.

Oak Terrace at the start of restorations.

some core values and I think this home can stand for some simple core values that are important to me, that I believe were important to why Eleanor Roosevelt became Eleanor Roosevelt.” He said, So far, the two main chim-

neys that had crumbling tops have been rebuilt along with the exterior brick repointed and the slate on the roof restored. The Times reports, “Carpenters lined up two versions of wooden mock-ups recently to show Mr. Lamprou varying

An informal photo of the young Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A vintage view of Oak Terrace, which was built by Eleanor Roosevelts grandfather in 1872.

sizes of posts, balusters and railings that will recreate the edge of the piazza that once wrapped the 8,375-square-foot mansion while altering the recorded dimensions of the originals just enough to adhere to modern building codes. Calvin Decker, 25, a Clermont native, operated a small excavator to backfill dirt around a rebuilt stackedstone foundation for the piazza. Plumbers walked the rooms with Mr. Lamprou, brainstorming approaches for exhaust from the new kitchen and measuring distances for a fire suppressant system.” The property was split into six parcels, after Eleanor’s aunt sold the property. Several Estonian families used the mansion and its 26 surrounding acres, from the mid-1950s to 2005 as a summer retreat. It had already fallen into disrepair in the late years of

Eleanor’s life, and these owners made very little improvements to the estate. According to The Times, “In her earliest years, Mrs. Roosevelt and her mother stayed often at Oak Terrace, which overlooks the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains at the end of a half-mile driveway. When Mrs. Roosevelt was 8, her mother, Anna Hall, died from diphtheria. Her father, whom she rarely saw, died in 1894, when she was 9, following a seizure and severe effects from alcohol withdrawal. From 1892 to 1899, Mrs. Roosevelt lived between Oak Terrace and 11 West 37th Street in Manhattan with her maternal grandmother, Mary Livingston Ludlow Hall. At Oak Terrace, Mrs. Roosevelt helped the serSee Eleanor Roosevelt’s , page 37

May this New Year be filled with many sweet moments for you and your family.

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NY Casinos Fail to Generate Anticipated Revenue for the State By Hannah Hayes

DeBlasio Announces Plans to Install Electric Car Charging Hubs in Bklyn By: Kadia Goba

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he recent boom for the gambling industry in New York State has failed to bring in the anticipated revenue. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law in 2013 to permit the creation of seven new, full-service casinos in New York, with the hopes of bringing some needed tax revenue and economic activity to the areas upstate. Previously, New York only licensed facilities linked to racetracks, referred to as racinos, with video lottery terminals, but no actual table games. According to a report in the New York Times, “So far that expansion has indeed led to some $70 million in new gaming tax and ample jobs at new facilities and constructions sites, according to casino operators. But early returns from two casinos that opened in February have been weaker than projections, according to the most recent figures posted by the New York State Gaming Commission. The Del Lago Resort & Casino — built opposite an Amish farm adjacent to the Thruway outside Rochester — is on pace to gross about $151 million in gaming revenue in its first year, significantly lower than the $262 million it had projected when it applied for the license in 2014. Likewise, the Rivers Casino and

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N Hundreds lined up to check out the Del Lago Casino Resort when it opened in New York State’s Seneca County this past February. (Photo Credit: WRVO Public Media)

Resort in downtown Schenectady, next to the Mohawk River, has also underperformed. Its first-year projections ran between $181.5 million and $222.2 million; since opening on Feb. 8, an event attended by Mr. Cuomo, the casino has grossed $81.8 million — a pace that represents just 77 percent of even its lowball estimate. A third new casino, Tioga Downs, which in December was converted from one of the state’s racinos, is also running short of its projections.” Gaming Commission’s spokesman Lee Park said it was “much too early to make any judgment on gaming performance.” He also noted that many of the amenities of the new casinos, including hotels, have either just opened recently or are still under constructions. Park said, “It is entirely pre-

mature to give credence to any analysis of how well the casinos are operating.” Casino experts interviewed by The Times disagreed. Fitch Ratings’ director and gaming analyst Colin Mansfield told The Times that the Rivers and Del Lago’s early numbers were “not overly impressive.” He said, “Usually when a new, original property opens the first couple of months are usually the strongest.” Although, the revenue hasn’t been as much as expected, Cuomo argued that many jobs have been created by the casino expansion just as promised. He said, “There’s no question that the goal of economic development has been achieved. What hasn’t been achieved is as much tax revenue as we had hoped.”

estled between two wind turbines in the parking lot of the Gowanus Whole Foods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday the city’s plan to install five fast-charging electric car charging hubs as part of the administration’s move to reduce greenhouse emissions 80 percent by 2050. The mayor promised to have at least one fast charging hub in every borough by 2018 with a plan to have at least 50 hubs throughout the city by 2020 as part of his administration’s aggressive emission reduction plan implemented after President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. “This is nothing less than an existential threat and every person, every city, every state and every nation has to be part of the solution,” said de Blasio as he blamed the series of hurricanes that have severely impacted the Caribbean, Texas and Florida on climate change. The joint effort between the city and Con Edison will provide 20 stations per hub during the initial run of the program slated to begin in 2018. Future hubs will house from four to 20 stations per hub. Monday’s press conference comes on the heels of last week’s announcement to mandate building owners to comply with new emission regulations or face steep

Nestled between two wind turbines in the parking lot of the Gowanus Whole Foods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday the city’s plan to install five fast-charging electric car charging hubs as part of the administration’s move to reduce greenhouse emissions 80 percent by 2050

penalties for non-compliance. The mayor said the city would provide financial support to assist with building retrofits, however. While fossil fuels used for heating and hot water contributes the greatest to greenhouse gas emissions in New York City, the mayor said cars that run on fuel are second. “Electric vehicles are an important part of the solution,” said de Blasio. The new fast-charging hubs will reduce charging time from eight hours to 30 minutes. The combined five hubs throughout the city will allow over 12,000 vehicles charging capabilities within a week. The price tag on the city’s latest

venture is expected to cost $10 million. The mayor said installation costs thereafter would be less because hubs are likely to house less stations. Whether or not Con Edison will be part of the program after the initial plan was not specified. Hizzoner’s message to New Yorkers was –– if you need a car, its time to recognize the future is electric. “Based on this announcement and other measures we’ll take, our goal is to have at least 20 percent of all new vehicles in New York City to be electric by 2025,” said de Blasio. Councilmember Costa ConSee DeBlasio Announces Plans , page 37


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Brooklyn Democrats Protest Handpicking of State Senate Candidate By Rachel Shapiro

Boro Park Man Indicted for Child Sexual Abuse & Other Charges

O Senator Daniel Squadron resigned in early August requiring a special election to be held to fill his seat.

ocratic Party — had endorsed Kavanagh, which allowed him to clinch the nomination. Seddio endorsed Kavanagh without calling for a vote by members of the county committee, a move that angered the New Kings Democrats, a progressive organization formed in 2008 that had endorsed Newell. The party’s nominee is selected from a vote from the two counties, with Manhattan accounting for 65 percent of the votes and 35 percent from Brooklyn, according to Barry Weinberg, executive di“A deal made between rector of the Manhattan Demotwo party bosses in the cratic Party. On Monday mornback room of Junior’s Restaurant is an appalling ing, roughly 50 individuals from replacement for a public the New Kings Democrats protested outside of Junior’s, where vote” the Brooklyn Democratic Party

was holding a post-primary breakfast.” New Kings Democrats president Anusha Venkataraman said that Seddio was unresponsive and they would have a peaceful protest. She said, “We heard nothing from Frank.” Prior to the breakfast’s beginning, Seddio spoke to reporters saying that the process for Manhattan is different from that in Brooklyn. He swore that they were “just following the rules.” He told reporters, “This is a Democratic seat so it’s very unlikely a Republican could win but we should have the best person who has the best experience … some people may not agree See Brooklyn Democrats Protest , page 36

City Owned Vehicles Rack Up 102M Miles; 25% Increase from 2014 By: Ilana Siyance

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ity statistics have revealed that NYC’s expansive municipal work force is driving more than previously, adding to the city’s traffic and congestion problems. City vehicles did 102 million miles on the road in the last fiscal year, a 25 percent increase from 2014, when Mayor Bill de Blasio first came into office. Furthermore, employees driving city-owned cars for the Department of Buildings were involved in 98 car accidents last fiscal year, which is up exponentially from 22 crashes four years ago. There were 116 crashes involving Department of Correction vehicles, which is almost double what it was four years ago. Since 2014, the total number of accidents involving city vehicles rose 8 percent to 6,363. Department of Sanitation vehicles were involved in over half of that upsurge. The number of workers driving city-owned vehicles who were injured in crashes last year also rose, to 727 injuries, from 510 the year before, although the rate of injury per 100,000 miles of driving fell. As reported by the NY Times, the city’s fleet which includes take-home cars, garbage trucks and etc. now exceeds 30,000 vehicles, a 10 percent increase from when Mr. de Blasio took office. The increase in miles and vehicles are all in direct cor-

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he Brooklyn Democratic Party’s leader is being criticized by a group of progressive Brooklyn Democrats for not holding a vote to select the candidate for a special election for a vacant seat on the state Senate. Earlier this year, after Senator Daniel Squadron resigned, the seat became open for the district that includes northern Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. On Sunday, September 17, at a meeting of the New York County Democratic Committee, Manhattan Democrats gathered and 72 percent of the votes from Manhattan District Leader Paul Newell’s borough chose him to be the candidate in the special election. While 28 percent of the votes went to Manhattan State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh. According to the Observer, “But one day earlier, Brooklyn Democratic Leader Frank Seddio had announced that the Kings County Committee — meaning, the Brooklyn Dem-

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As reported by the NY Times, the city’s fleet which includes take-home cars, garbage trucks and etc. now exceeds 30,000 vehicles, a 10 percent increase from when Mr. de Blasio took office

relation with the city’s growing work force, which the mayor has defended as a necessary means with which to serve the city’s expanding population. The city now employs over 294,000 fulltime employees and 25,000 part time employees. Still, according to transportation advocates the increase in miles driven by city workers has outpaced the growth in city employment and population. Critics say the data shows poorly for de Blasio who prides himself in his goal to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to zero. The mayor is also known for his outspoken stance on pollution as a contributing factor in global warming. Recently he has rolled out a new bill forcing large

building to become energy efficient or face fines. The de Blasio administration has unveiled new electric vehicle charging stations, that will ultimately reach all five boroughs, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to purchase zero-emission vehicles. “This is nothing less than an existential threat and every person, every state, every city has to be a part of the solution,” Mr. de Blasio said about climate change. He has set a goal to reduce NYC’s emissions 80 percent by the year 2050. It almost seems like hypocrisy for him to charge New Yorkers to “significantly reduce the number of miles driven”, while the number See City Owned Vehicles , page 37

n Tuesday, September 19, prosecutors said that a New York City private investigator used an embarrassing videotaped encounter involving hookers and a family member of a child sexual assault victim to blackmail them out of working with authorities. On Tuesday, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that a private detective, Vincent Parco, an associate and a client have been indicted for allegedly trying to influence a woman to stop cooperating in the prosecution of a man who allegedly sexually abused her as a child. Gonzalez said, “These defendants allegedly engaged in an illicit and disturbing scheme in an attempt to obstruct justice. They have now been exposed and I intend to hold them accountable. I would also like to commend the victim and her family for their courage in resisting the alleged extortion and reporting it to my office.”

“These defendants allegedly engaged in an illicit and disturbing scheme in an attempt to obstruct justice.”

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez

The defendants were identified as Vincent Parco, 67, of Manhattan; Tanya Freudenthaler, 41, of Manhattan; and Samuel Israel, 45, of Borough Park, Brooklyn. They were arraigned on Tuesday on the indictment before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew J. D’Emic. Israel is charged with first- and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. All of the defendants are variously charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, third- and fourth-degree promoting prostitution; first-degree dissemination of an unlawful surveillance image, fourth-degree tampering with a witness, and second-degree criminal

contempt. Justice D’Emic set bail at $150,000 for Israel and released Parco and Freudenthaler without bail. He ordered them to return to court on October 20, 2017. According to the investigation, on March 2, 2016, Israel was arrested and subsequently indicted for sexually abusing a woman when she was 12 years old. He was arraigned and bail was set at $100,000 cash or $50,000 bond, which he posted. He was offered a plea to five years’ prison and 10 years’ post-release supervision, which he rejected. An order of protection was issued forbidding him to contact the victim or her family. In July 2016, according to the investigation, Israel hired Vincent Parco, who owns a private investigative firm, to surreptitiously record embarrassing video images of a family member of the victim to allegedly get the victim to stop cooperating against Israel. He was allegedly paid approximately $17,000. It is alleged that on December 17, 2016, Tanya Freudenthaler, after being enlisted by Parco, lured the family member to a hotel room in Sunset Park, where she and Parco had installed video recording equipment. She allegedSee Boro Park Man Indicted , page 37

The historic Meseritz Synagogue is proud to have re-opened after nearly four years of renovations. We are anticipating the upcoming High Holiday season. Services will be led by renowned Lower East Side cantor Mendel Kaplan And Rabbi Kalman Nochlin If you are interested in attending our services, please contact us at: Phone: 212-505-5264, Email: thenewmeseritz@gmail.com Facebook: Meseritz Synagogue (@meseritz.org). There is a suggested donation of $50


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Trump Slams NFL & NBA Players for Kneeling During Nat’l Anthem Omri Casspi slams Trump after White House rescinds invitation to Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry By: Tzvi Lev

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mri Casspi, the first Israeli to ever play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) slammed President Donald Trump after he said Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry was no longer invited to the White House to commemorate his team's NBA title. “The number one job of the president is bringing the people together,” Casspi said during an interview with NBC. “He’s the one that the people chose to be at the top but he needs to bring people together.” Casspi charged that Trump was letting anti-Semitism and racism to flourish. "That hurts,” he said. “At the end of the day, he’s the president of the United States, the strongest nation in the world and the one that needs to lead the way.” The furor first erupted after Trump bashed football players who kneel during the national anthem at a campaign rally Friday night. Trump urged the crowd to protest players who don't stand up for the national anthem, telling them "when people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when

Trump urged the crowd to protest players who don't stand up for the national anthem, telling them "when people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem, the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop."

they are playing our great national anthem, the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it's one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop." Spectator sports have suffered a steep decline in ratings since the national anthem controversy began, following the refusal of NFL star Colin Kaepernick to stand in honor of the anthem before games. Several professional athletes, including the Golden State Warrior's Stephen Curry,

ripped the president over his comments. After Curry announced he would not be joining his team during their visit to the White House, a tradition for teams that win the NBA's top honor, President Trump disinvited Curry, tweeting on Saturday that “going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team, Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” See Trump Slams NFL & NBA , page 36

US Breaks Ground for New Permanent Base in Israel By: Barbara OpallRome

Bernie Sanders: “I Would Cut Military Aid to Israel” By: A7 Staff

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enator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential election, said that under certain circumstances, he would consider reducing the yearly $3.1 billion in military aid provided by the U.S. to Israel. His comments were made in interview on foreign policy issues to the website The Intercept, which was published on Friday. Sanders opined that the United States should "play a much more evenhanded role" in the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict and also claimed that "the United States is complicit" in Israel's “occupation of the West Bank” "In terms of Israeli-Palestinian relations, the United States has got to play a much more evenhanded role. Clearly that is not the case right now,” he told The Intercept. Asked if he would "ever consider" a reduction of military aid to Israel, Sanders replied, "The answer is yes". "U.S. funding plays a very important role, and I would love to see people in the Middle East sit down with the United States government and figure out how U.S. aid can bring people together, not just result in an arms war in that area,” he continued.

"In terms of Israeli-Palestinian relations, the United States has got to play a much more evenhanded role. Clearly that is not the case right now,” Sanders told The Intercept. Asked if he would "ever consider" a reduction of military aid to Israel, Sanders replied, "The answer is yes".

“I think there is extraordinary potential for the United States to help the Palestinian people rebuild Gaza and other areas. At the same time, demand that Israel, in their own interests in a way, work with other countries on environmental issues. So the answer is yes,” added Sanders. Sanders ran for the Democratic presidential nomination but lost to Clinton before endorsing her and campaigning extensively for her. He has not ruled out another presidential bid in 2020. Despite being Jewish and having spent time in a kibbutz when he was young, Sanders has a history of problematic

statements on Israel. In June, Sanders recorded a video message to the Israeli leftist party Meretz, in which he said, “This occupation must end. Peace, real peace, means security not only for every Israeli, but for every Palestinian. It means supporting self-determination, civil rights and economic well-being for both peoples.” He previously argued that one could sharply criticize the Israeli government’s policies and still be pro-Israel. “Like our own country, the founding of Israel involved the displacement of hundreds of See Bernie Sanders: “I Would , page 36

Dershowitz Condemns Valerie Plame over Retweet of Anti-Semitic Article By: Tzvi Lev

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.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel last Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack. The American base, officers in Israel say, will be an independent facility co-located at the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School in southern Israel, near the desert capital of Beersheba. Once completed, the base will house U.S. operational systems to identify and intercept a spectrum of aerial threats, along with barracks, recreational and other facilities required to support several dozen American air defenders. “A few dozens of soldiers of our American allies will be stationed here permanently. They are part of an American task force that will be stationed here,” said Israeli Air Force Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, the IDF‘s air defense commander. According to Haimovich, the co-located, permanent U.S. presence will enhance Israel’s ability to detect and defend against the growing rocket and missile threat. “The purpose of their presence is not for training

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Israel Air Force Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, the IDF's air defense commander, left, with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Gronski at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new permanent U.S. Army base in Israel. (Israel Defense Forces)

or for exercises, but rather as part of a joint Israeli and American effort to sustain and enhance our defensive capabilities.” Maj. Gen. John Gronski, deputy commanding general of the Army National Guard in U.S. Army Europe, led the U.S. delegation participating in Sept. 18 ceremonies. Referring to the site as Site 883 Life Support Area, Gronski said the planned base “signifies the strong bond” that exists between the United States and Israel. “This life support area represents the first ever stationing of a U.S. Army unit on Israeli soil,” he said. “The U.S. and Israel have long planned togeth-

er, exercised together, trained together. And now, with the opening of this site, these crucial interactions will occur every day. We’ll have Israeli airmen, US soldiers living and working side by side.” While the new U.S. base marks the first to be co-located within an Israeli base and the first in which active interceptors are to be deployed, the U.S. military has operated an independent facility for nearly a decade in the same general area of Israel’s Negev desert. That facility — which is operated only by Americans without an Israeli presence — houses the U.S. AN/ See US Breaks Ground , page 36

rominent American jurist and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz blasted former CIA agent Valerie Plame for retweeting an anti-Semitic article claiming that American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East. Plame found herself in hot water after she retweeted an article on Thursday titled "America's Jews are driving America’s wars". Written by notoriously anti-Semitic former CIA officer Philip Garibaldi, the article accused Jewish people of "controlling the politicians", and claimed that "they own and run the media and entertainment industries." American Jews, Garibaldi added, should not be allowed anywhere near positions where they might deal with Middle East policy because it could be a “conflict of interest.” Plame took the article down and apologized after coming under severe criticism. "I messed up. I skimmed this piece, zeroed in on the neocon criticism, and shared it without seeing and considering the rest" she tweeted. Alan Dershowitz, however, was having none of it. "Valerie Plame had to know what she was doing," he wrote on Fox News. " The unmasked former CIA officer retweeted a virulently anti-Semitic article by a well-known bigot on the Jewish High Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah, which

Prominent American jurist and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz blasted former CIA agent Valerie Plame (pictured above) for retweeting an anti-Semitic article claiming that American Jews are pushing for war in the Middle East. Plame found herself in hot water after she retweeted an article on Thursday titled "America's Jews are driving America’s wars".

she characterized as “thoughtful.” Now she's trying to make excuses, but they don't wash." "The retweeted article by Phillip Giraldi itself contains the usual anti-Semitic tropes: Jews are guilty of dual loyalty; they control politicians, the media, and entertainment; they want the U.S. to fight wars for the country to which they have real allegiance – Israel; they are dangerous to America. Giraldi has been pushing this garbage for years and Plame is one of his fans" Dershowitz continued. "But this particular article goes much further in its neo-Nazi imagery. It states: “The media should

be required to label (Jews like Bill Kristol) at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up …. That would be kind-of-like a warning label on a bottle of rat poison – translating roughly as ingest even the tiniest little dosage of the nonsense spewed by Bill Kristol at your own peril." "In other words, Jewish supporters of Israel – like Kristol and me – should have to wear the modern-day equivalent of the yellow star Nazis forced Jews to wear before we are allowed to appear on TV and poison real Americans. Nice stuff that Plame See Dershowitz Condemns Valerie , page 36


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Explosion Injures Jewish Pilgrims in Uman

Son-In-Law of Mexico's Chief Rabbi Killed in Earthquake

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wo Jewish pilgrims were injured by an explosion in the city of Uman some 180 kilometers south of Kyiv, Ukraine’s National Police said on Sept. 21. The blast happened at approximately at 6 a.m. local time at a garage near a crowd of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who had come to the city to pray at the grave of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, a spiritual leader of Hasidic Judaism. A 13-year old teenager identified as an Israeli citizen sustained a cut to his left hand. He was given first aid at the scene. Another male Israeli national sustained a minor injury to his thigh, but he refused medical assistance. The two Israelis were among tens of thousands of other pilgrims currently on an annual pilgrimage Uman during the Jewish New Year to pray at Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s grave.

“I don’t see anything that would destabilize the situation. The people who are staying there are not worried. We will be trying hard to substantiate all the facts as soon as we can,” the police chief said

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Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi was found dead in a collapsed building resulting from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake By: Tzvi Lev

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The police said the explosion of an unidentified object damaged a garage roof. Photographs of the scene apparently show a number marks from the blast on the wall near where the object exploded. The police said they have opened a criminal case under the article on hooliganism in the Criminal Code. Later in the day, Vyacheslav Abroskin, the first deputy chief of Ukraine’s National Police confirmed that the Israeli teenager suffered a minor injury, and his life was not in danger. He also said that five police teams supported by detectives from Kyiv were investigating the case. Moreover, 17 police

officers from Israel are closely cooperating with Ukrainian law enforcers in Uman. The police have not described the incident as a terrorist attack yet, the official said. “I don’t see anything that would destabilize the situation. The people who are staying there are not worried. We will be trying hard to substantiate all the facts as soon as we can,” the police chief said, adding that fragments of the exploded object had been sent for forensic examination. Around 500 Ukrainian and Israeli police officers are providing security for the Jewish pilgrims in Uman.  (WWW.KYIVPOST.COM)

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he bodies of one of the missing Jews in Mexico has been found. ZAKA-Kedana announced that they had found the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi at a collapsed building in Mexico City during the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, the son-in-law of Mexico's Chief Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was apparently trapped under the rubble after Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City. "After Shabbat ended, we received an update from our team in Mexico that the missing Jew was indeed found dead. Our team was in the area from the moment of the earthquake until they received an update that there are no more missing Jews" said ZAKA International Director Mati Goldstein. The ZAKA Mexico volunteers have been working continuously together with the Mexican Jewish rescue and recovery organization Cadena since Tuesday (Sept 19), including throughout Rosh Hashana and Shabbat, in accordance with the rulings of Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil. Goldstein added that the ZAKA International Rescue

ZAKA-Kedana announced that they had found the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi at a collapsed building in Mexico City during the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, the son-inlaw of Mexico's Chief Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was apparently trapped under the rubble after Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City

Unit had proved, once again, that regular advance training of the units around the world provides an operational answer in real time. A Jewish man residing in Mexico City told the Behadrei Haredim internet site that "the body was found an hour after

the holiday started. The search was carried out by haredi Jews, some of them rescue workers, who hoped to find him alive, or at least not to be found dead. His son and wife were there when the body was found. " ZAKA-Kedanah had worked frantically throughout the holiday to find the two missing Jews after a series of earthquakes left Mexico reeling. "Since Wednesday night, ZAKA has been working in places where buildings collapsed and local Jews are unaccounted for," said ZAKA Mexico director Marcus Cain. "Finding missing Jews is a mission of utmost importance. We will not cease searching until we succeed in finding them." On Saturday, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Mexico City. No damage or injuries were reported. Meanwhile, the number of dead from Mexico's previous earthquake reached 300. At least 157 of those killed were in Mexico City. 20 children and two adults were found dead in a neighborhood school. Another 30 children and 12 adults are still missing. 115 people were rescued from the rubble. According to a Times of Israel See Son-In-Law of Mexico's , page 36

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Supreme Court Rejects Petition to Force Police to Investigate PM

Bennett and Deri Demand Netanyahu Build in Hevron

Supreme Court rejects petition to force investigations against PM Netanyahu in submarine affair. 'Court does not replace law enforcement.'

Bennett and Deri demand that Prime Minister Netanyahu build more houses for Jews in Hevron. Netanyahu promised to advance plans shortly

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he Supreme Court in Israel on Sunday rejected the petition of left-wing activist Abie Benjamin who had demanded that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu be investigated over the submarine affair. Benjamin, one of the organizers of the left-wing demonstrations outside the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in Petah Tikva, demanded that the Supreme Court compel the legal authorities to summon the prime minister for interrogation under caution. Benjamin claimed in the petition that the information on the submarine affair which has been published to date in the media, justifies the opening of an investigation against the prime minister. He also claimed that the decision not to investigate Netanyahu was "extremely unreasonable." Supreme Court Justice Yitzhak Amit rejected the petition and wrote in the ruling that "in recent times the petitions brought before us have been even more far-reaching... We are currently witnessing petitions that seek to instruct the

By: A7 Staff

Supreme Court Justice Yitzhak Amit (pictured above) rejected the petition and wrote in the ruling that "in recent times the petitions brought before us have been even more far-reaching... We are currently witnessing petitions that seek to instruct the police and the State Attorney's Office as to how to conduct the investigation while it is still in full swing."

police and the State Attorney's Office as to how to conduct the investigation while it is still in full swing." Addressing the petition, Justice Amit said that "the petitioner pretends to give his advice to the police and to the State Attorney's Office on how to conduct the investigation."

Left-wing demonstrations gathered outside the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit (pictured above) in Petah Tikva, and demanded that the Supreme Court compel the legal authorities to summon the prime minister for interrogation under caution.

ducation Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) demanded at Tuesday's coalition meeting that Prime Minister Netanyahu approve Jewish construction in the Hizkiyahu (Hezekiah) neighborhood of Hevron. The heads of the Jewish Home and Shas parties stressed that the land in the neighborhood meets all the necessary criteria, both legally and politically, and there is no reason not to allow the Jewish community to develop. Netanyahu promised in response that he would work to advance the issue in the near future. The Hizkiyahu neighborhood is located between the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva and an Israel Defense Forces base. It was established in the name of Rabbi

"This court does not replace the investigative and law enforcement authorities, and it does not act as a 'supreme legal advisor' or as an 'investigating judge,'" he added. "Of course, once a decision is made in this matter, the pe- The move also means that titioner has the right to appeal the Hebron Municipal again to this court, all in accor- Committee will be entitled dance with the law and the crito purchase and hold teria established in case law," he land and to enter into clarified. contracts and tenders.  (INN)

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) demanded at Tuesday's coalition meeting that Prime Minister Netanyahu approve Jewish construction in the Hizkiyahu (Hezekiah) neighborhood of Hevron

Chizkiyahu Medini and the several Jewish families who live there are in caravans (demobilized trailers). In August, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved the granting of municipal status to the Jewish community in Hebron. The move, which was initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan (Jewish Home), will unite Hevron's Jewish residents from a municipal standpoint and allow them to lead an

independent lifestyle and not depend on the Palestinian Authority's Hebron municipality. The move also means that the Hebron Municipal Committee will be entitled to purchase and hold land and to enter into contracts and tenders. The committee will become a local municipal administration and will be authorized to promote the economic, social, cultural, health and educational issues of Hevron's Jewish See Bennett and Deri Demand , page 38

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EDITORIAL

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Let Us Return - A 5778 Message

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s we enter the Jewish calendar year of and Conservative Jews is contracting, the num5778, we take a long, collective breath ber of American Jews who associate with the to pause and reflect on the year that has Orthodox movement is growing. Between 2013 just flown before our very eyes. As the and 2017, the proportion of young American sands of time feverishly rush to the proverbial fin- Jews who identify as Orthodox grew from 10% to ish line at an uncomfortably accelerated pace; we 15%. More and more American Jews are finding watch our personal lives and the world around us their spiritual home with Chabad. Today there experience colossal and hitherto never dreamt of are more Chabad houses in the US than Reform synagogues.” transformations. It is clear that toAs internationday’s Jewish youth ally renowned colare exhibiting a umnist and politiwholesale rejection cal analyst Caroline of the “religion of Glick has recently convenience” that written, transfortheir parents craftmations and spiried for themselves tual upheavals are decades ago. It was taking place within a desperate modalthe Jewish world ity aimed at retainboth in Israel and ing a modicum of the diaspora. pseudo-religious She writes: “Acpractice while sicording to the Pew multaneously Research Cenchampioning the ter’s 2013 study assimilationist call of American Jewto arms. And now, ry, nearly 60% of their progeny, for American Jews inthe most part, want termarry. Based on nothing to do with the Pew data, the Jewish People Pol- Between 2013 and 2017, the proportion of young American a religion that they view as a fraud; as icy Institute pub- Jews who identify as Orthodox grew from 10% to 15%. feckless; devoid of lished a report in June that noted that not only are 60% of American any authentic meaning and purpose. Despite the fact that the previous generation Jews who get married marrying non-Jews, only half of American Jews are getting married at all. has taken Judaism and reformed it and conserved And among those who are getting married, less it to death, the pintele yid is alive in every Jew. than a third are raising their children as Jewish in Today’s youth are gravitating back to the Judaism of their zeides and bubbes; the authentic Judaism some way.” Moreover, she writes, in 2013, 32% of Ameri- that asks that the Jew rise above his or her own selfcan Jews under 30 said that they were not Jews by ish hedonistic pleasures and bend their collective religion. Today the proportion of Jews under 30 necks to the yoke of heaven and proudly acknowlwho say they have no relation to the Jewish faith edge Hashem as king of the world and master of the universe. To raise high the banner of a true has ballooned to 47%. But there is a bright lining to an otherwise dark Torah life predicated on commandments. May this trend continue and may we be zoche to see cloud. Ms. Glick writes: “As the number of Reform Moshiach Tzidkenu in our days.

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he Center for Jewish History in New York students. When Miko Peled tweeted, "Jews have City claims to hold “the largest reposi- reputation 4being sleazy thieves", JVP initially tory of Jewish historical documentation disavowed him before apologizing for its reaction. outside of Israel.” But now the Center has This followed the same pattern of behavior that fallen into the hands of an anti-Israel activist who took place with Weir. Instead of opposing anti-Semitism in his role attacked efforts to fight campus anti-Semitism and defended a hate group promoting anti-Semit- as an instructor, David N. Myers was one of the toxic figures at UCLA who undermined Jewish ic speakers. It’s hard to find a group opposed to the Jewish students under siege by anti-Semitic bigots. When the UC Advisory Council on Campus State that David N. Myers, the new head of the Center, hasn’t endorsed, participated in or been a Climate, Culture and Inclusion released a report warning about part of. campus intolerance The Jewish Voice by the anti-Israel for Peace, an anand anti-Jewish left, ti-Semitic BDS hate Myers joined other group, listed Myers anti-Israel leftists as a JVP Academin attacking the reic Advisory Board port. An open letter, Member in its leafsigned by Myers, let accusing Jewish bizarrely claimed activists of “Misusthat the ADL was, ing Anti-Semitism which advocates for Charges to Silence Muslim and transFree Speech.” gender rights, was a Why would JVP “well-known rightbe concerned about accusations of an- The CJH has fallen into the hands of an anti-Israel activist wing group”. The letter ti-Semitism? Not (David N Myers) who attacked efforts to fight campus only is the BDS hate anti-Semitism and defended a hate group promoting anti- claimed that the “ADL has become group violently op- Semitic speakers known for accusposed to the Jewish State, but it sponsored talks by Alison Weir, who ing critics of Israel of being anti-semitic and dehad claimed that Jews drank Christian blood and nouncing Palestinian rights supporters, including engaged in the ritual murder of Christian children Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.” during the Middle Ages. Instead of being an ally for Jewish students Weir promoted her anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on the radio show of a white supremacist faced with anti-Semitism, David N. Myers was an and Holocaust denier. An article on her personal ally of the bigots and opposed efforts to adopt the blog claims that, "The Zionists who created Isra- State Department definition of anti-Semitism. He el and still run it are descended from the Khaz- has no place whatsoever in any leadership role at ars." Despite that, JVP continued hosting Weir. It the Center for Jewish History or any other organicheered on Rasmea Odeh, a terrorist convicted of zation that declares itself supportive of the Jewish playing a role in the murder of two Jewish college state of Israel.

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Letters to the Editor Should Trump Be Forgiven? Dear Editor: Jewish Week asks if President Trump should be forgiven? My answer is that Mr. Trump is not doing or undoing anything that needs forgiveness. Everything Trump does is not subject to judgment by the Almighty. Mr. Trump is not consistent and sometimes he is frivolous. The halacha is that a bad intention of a non-Jew can be considered a punishable sin. Mr. Trump shows no such intention. As the Psalm says: “He Who Sits in Heaven Laughs.” And that is what we see here. Sincerely

Professor Heskel M. Haddad, MD (Rabbi)

The Fate of a Boro Park Synagogue Dear Editor: On Rosh Hashanah Jewish communities around the world will gather to pray about the year ahead. Who will live and who will die, who will die at his predestined time and who before his time; who by water and who by fire . . . One community, however, will be praying for the very future of its synagogue. Will it live to welcome another year of congregants celebrating and praying in its walls or will it be destroyed, hacked and bulldozed? The fact that developers want to destroy the oldest synagogue in Borough Park, home to the densest Jewish population outside of Israel makes the wanton destruction of the this historic institution all the more troubling. Built in 1906 at the corner of 41st Street and 12th Avenue, the grandeur of the yellow stuccoed-style synagogue, with vaulted ceilings painted to look like the sky, remains a testament to how cherished the sacred space was to its congregants. Originally part of congregation Beth El Synagogue, the building was sold to Anshe Lubawitz in 1914. In 1957, the community entered a new era of growth. Rabbi Yitzchak Ushpal, a dean at the Central Lubavitcher Yeshivah, took over as rabbi of Anshe Lubawitz. A popular and beloved pedagogue, many of his students followed their mentor, moving to Borough Park and becoming members of the synagogue. Over the years the building has been cared for and modernized. An ark to house the Torah scrolls was built by artist and holocaust survivor Yitzchak Oksantsav. The synagogue was sold for $3.1 million. An independent broker estimated that the synagogue property is worth upwards of $4.5 million. Some 19 members submitted affidavits to the court that the synagogue was sold without the knowledge or consent of the membership. The developer is supposedly going to build a new synagogue on the first floor and basement, but the congregation will need to payback the developers some $3 million to move into its new home under a high-rise apartment building planned for the lot. One wonders how destroying a historic building to sell it at $1.5 million below market value without the knowledge or consent of the members will benefit the congregation. On October 19th, Judge Martin M. Solomon will decide the fate of this historic synagogue. Sincerely

A Congregant of the Oldest Synagogue in Boro Park

Kneeling During the Nat’l Anthem Dear Editor: Let me ask those of you who take a knee when our National Anthem is being played . . . those of you who hate President Trump for being a different kind of President, one who keeps his promises; one who puts this nation first; one who has in a just a few short months, effectively become the leader of the Free World by demonstrating his extraordinary skills at dealing head-on with even the most long-standing, complex, vexing problems and obstinate people, both foreign and domestic. While other recent Presidents have made much noise about inheriting difficult situations, President Donald Trump assumed the Presidency that immediately followed the most disastrous eight years of Obama, who did his best to destroy all that has made the USA the exceptional nation it is. If anyone can legitimately claim to have inherited the greatest possible mess, it is President Trump. And, he faces the most unAmerican media, the most demonic Democrat leadership in the Congress and an entire generation of Millenials who are bent on destruction of the status quo for no intelligent reason except, they are so totally clueless that they think Bernie Sanders makes sense. If the absolute, worst-case should occur, meaning that the moronic masses should overwhelm the Trump Presidency and Administration - what part of GONE FOREVER don’t you understand? Sincerely Mort Kuff

History of the Second Avenue Subway Dear Editor: Common sense shows that people who move into a new home or business prefer a permanent rather than a temporary certificate of occupancy. This also applies to the past Second Avenue Subway opening. Construction of the $4.5 billion Second Avenue Subway, which began in 2007 and was completed at year end in 2016, on time and on budget was never true. Governor Cuomo and others made this claim sound more like revisionist transit historians attempting to rewrite past history. In the 1950's, bond money intended for construction of the Second Avenue subway was spent elsewhere. Work starting in the late 1960's was suspended in 1975 due to the municipal fiscal crises faced by the late NYC Mayor Abe Beame. This resulted in a funding financial shortfall. A second ground breaking took place in April, 2007. The opening day service date of 2013 within a year was revised to 2014. At a later date, due to cost overruns, it was delayed until 2015. It ended up taking until January 1, 2017 based upon several recovery schedules to the original base line construction contract. While the project reached beneficial use, it has yet to reach substantial completion followed by project close-out. Nine months later, thousands of punch list items for station finishing along with testing for fire alarm, communications, mechanical and electrical systems and final payment to contractors are still outstanding. Using safety crews as a substitute for completion of all outstanding testing for fire suppression equipment cost more money. Who pays for this? With increasing numbers of subway track fires, following his logic, shouldn't NYC Transit assign staff to all the other 468 subway stations to perform the same function? Sincerely,

Larry Penner


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Israel and the American Jewish Crisis By: Caroline Glick

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s the New Year 5778 begins, 88% of Israeli Jews say that they are happy and satisfied with their lives. This makes sense. Israel’s relative security, its prosperity, freedom and spiritual blossoming make Israeli Jews the most successful Jewish community in 3,500 years of Jewish history. The same cannot be said for the Jews of the Diaspora. In Western Europe, Jewish communities that just a generation ago were considered safe and prosperous are now besieged. Synagogues and Jewish schools look like army barracks. And the severe security cordons Jews need to pass through to pray and study are entirely justified. For where they are absent, as they were at the Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket in Paris in 2015, assailants strike.

at the dawn of 5778 also finds itself steeped in an ever deepening crisis. And while antisemitism is a growing problem in America, particularly on university campuses, unlike their European counterparts, American Jews could mount and win a battle against the growing anti-Jewish forces. But in large part, they have chosen not to. And they have chosen not to fight the anti-Semites because they are in the midst of a self-induced identity crisis. First, there is the problem of demographic collapse. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2013 study of American Jewry, nearly 60% of American Jews intermarry. Based on the Pew data, the Jewish People Policy Institute published a report in June that noted that not only are 60% of American Jews who get married marrying non-Jews, only half of American Jews are get-

Jews under 30 said that they were not Jews by religion. Today the proportion of Jews under 30 who say they have no relation to the Jewish faith has ballooned to 47%. Not surprisingly, the wholesale abandonment of Jewish faith by nearly half of young American Jews has taken a toll on the two liberal streams of American Judaism. According to the study, the percentage of American Jews who identify as Reform or Conservative Jews is

American Jews who associate with the Orthodox movement is growing. Between 2013 and 2017, the proportion of young American Jews who identify as Orthodox grew from 10% to 15%. Moreover, more and more American Jews are finding their spiritual home with Chabad. Today there are more Chabad houses in the US than Reform synagogues. Unable to compete for Jews seeking religious fulfillment, Temple Emmanuel in New York City is a liberal Reform congregation. Whereas in 2013, 35% of American Jews identified as Reform, today, a mere four years later, only 28% identify as Reform. The situation among Conservatives is even worse. In 2013, 18% of American Jews identified as Conservatives. Today, only 14% do. Among Jews under 30 the situation is even starker. Only 20% of American Jews under 30 identify as Reform. Only 8% identify as Conservative.

More and more American Jews are finding their spiritual home with Chabad. Today there are more Chabad houses in the US than Reform synagogues.

The Jewish People Policy Institute published a report in June that noted that not only are 60% of American Jews who get married marrying non-Jews, only half of American Jews are getting married at all

In Davis, California on July 21 of this year Imam Ammar Shahin (pictured above) gave a sermon calling for the Jewish people to be annihilated. His Jewish neighbors in the progressive Jewish communities of Davis and Sacramento didn’t call the police and demand that he be investigated for terrorist ties. They didn’t demand that his mosque fire him. So, too, the Reform and Conservative movements, like the rest of the American Jewish community, treated the Charlottesville riot last month like a new Reichstag fire

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (pictured above) responds to a letter signed by 600 Conservative rabbis in the US to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which accused him of betraying Diaspora Jewry over the issue of egalitarian prayers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Friedman said, “I heard something that I thought I’d never hear before. And I understand the source of the frustration and the source of the anger. But I heard a major Jewish organization say that they needed to rethink their support for the State of Israel. That’s something unthinkable in my lifetime, up until yesterday. We have to do better. We must do better.”

Western European Jewry’s crisis is exogenous to the Jewish communities. It isn’t the Jews who caused the crisis, which may in time cause the wholesale exodus of the Jews from Europe. The crisis is a function of growing levels of popular antisemitism spurred by mass immigration from the Islamic world and the resurgence of indigenous European Jew-hatred, particularly on the far Left. This is not the situation among American Jewry, which

ting married at all. And among those who are getting married, less than a third are raising their children as Jewish in some way. Earlier this month, a study of American Jews was published by the Public Religion Research Institute. It found that not only hasn’t the situation improved since the Pew survey was published, the trend toward assimilation and loss of Jewish identity among American Jews has accelerated. In 2013, 32% of American

nities, neither the Reform nor Conservative movements has taken significant institutional steps to fight them. Instead, both movements, and a large swath of the Jewish institutional world, led in large part by Reform and Conservative Jews, have either turned a blind eye to this antisemitism or supported it.

in free fall. Whereas in 2013, 35% of American Jews identified as Reform, today, a mere four years later, only 28% identify as Reform. The situation among Conservatives is even worse. In 2013, 18% of American Jews identified as Conservatives. Today, only 14% do. Among Jews under 30 the situation is even starker. Only 20% of American Jews under 30 identify as Reform. Only 8% identify as Conservative. To be sure, the trend toward secularism and assimilation among US Jewry is not new. And over the years, Reform and Conservative leaders have adopted varying strategies to deal with it. In 1999 the Reform movement tried to deal with the problem by strengthening the movement’s religious practices. Although the effort failed, the impulse that drove the strategy was rational. American Jews who seek spiritual and religious meaning likely want more than a sermon about tikkun olam. The problem is that they also want more than a rabbi donning a kippa and a synagogue choosing to keep kosher. This is why, as the number of Reform and Conservative Jews is contracting, the number of

the Reform and Conservative movements have struck out for new means of rallying their bases and attracting members. Over the past year, two new strategies are dominating the public actions of both movements. First, there is a selective fight against antisemitism. While antisemitism is experiencing a growth spurt in the US progressive movement, and antisemitism is becoming increasingly overt in US Muslim commu-

Take for instance the case of Davis, California, imam Amman Shahin. On July 21 Shahin gave a sermon calling for the Jewish people to be annihilated. His Jewish neighbors in the progressive Jewish communities of Davis and Sacramento didn’t call the police and demand that he be investigated for terrorist ties. They didn’t demand that his mosque fire him. Instead, led by the Oakland Jewish Federation, local rabbi Seth Castleman and the JCRC, they embraced Shahin. They appeared with him at a public “apology” ceremony, where he failed to apologize for calling for his Jewish colleagues, and every

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other Jew, to be murdered. All Shahin did was express regret that his call for genocide caused offense. On the other hand, the same leaders stand as one against allegations of antisemitic violence stemming from the political Right. In the face of an utter lack of evidence, when Jewish institutions were subjected to a rash of bomb threats last winter, Reform and Conservative leaders led the charge insisting that farright antisemites were behind them and insinuated that the perpetrators supported President Donald Trump. When it worked out that all of the threats were carried out by a mentally ill Israeli Jew, they never issued an apology. So, too, the Reform and Conservative movements, like the rest of the American Jewish community, treated the Charlottesville riot last month like a new Reichstag fire. They entirely ignored the violence of the far-left, antisemitic Antifa protesters and behaved as though tomorrow neo-Nazis would take control of the federal government. They jumped on the bandwagon insisting that Trump’s initial condemnation of both groups was proof that he has a soft spot for neo-Nazis. The problem with the strategy of selective outrage over antisemitism is that it isn’t at all clear who the target audience is. Survey data shows that the more See Israel and the American , page 37


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Trump’s Stand at the UN for America A bold call for freedom and a stern warning to its enemies By: Joseph Klein

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resident Donald Trump came to the United Nations this week as the “representative of the American people,” not as the “global citizen” that Barack Obama had portrayed himself to be. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, when Obama asked his global audiences to lend him their ears, he came to bury America under a heap of apologies for its alleged past misdeeds, not to praise his home country. President Trump could not have presented a starker contrast. He praised the U.S. Constitution, called out the miserable failures of socialism and confronted the totalitarian enemies of the United States, singling out radical Islamic terrorists and the rogue authoritarian regimes of North Korea, Iran and socialist Venezuela with a moral clarity reminiscent of former President Ronald Reagan. During his inaugural visit to UN headquarters in New York for the annual convocation of world leaders, Trump delivered two speeches and held a series of high level bilateral meetings. His first speech, delivered at an event Monday on UN reform hosted by the United States, focused on the need for significant management reform at the UN. Trump criticized the UN for its bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement, while not producing results in line with the sharp increase in the UN budget, which is disproportionately funded by the United States. However, he included in his remarks some praise for the

UN’s disaster relief efforts, its feeding of the hungry and UN Secretary General António Guterres’ own UN reform initiatives. Trump’s second speech on Tuesday, delivered on the opening day of the General Assembly’s world leaders’ debate, was much tougher in tone. It focused on his notion of “principled realism” in international relations, balancing effective multilateralism to combat problems of global concern with the primacy of national sovereignty. The U.S. president explained his “American First” principles in some detail and put the rogue nations of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela on notice that their misdeeds would have serious consequences. A globalist appeaser is clearly no longer in the White House. "Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. I will always put America first — just like you — as the leaders of your countries will always — and should — always put your countries first," the president declared. The success of the UN, he said, depends on the “independent strength” of its member states, built on each nation’s respect for the interests of its own people and for the rights of every other sovereign nation. “All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition,” he added. America would do its fair share, continuing to “lead the

ted onto the world stage year after year during his presidency to world in humanitarian assis- deliver his encomiums to global tance,” the president assured the governance and to place the assembled dignitaries, and to United States at the same level as shoulder the burden to protect all the other 192 member states freedom and security around the of the United Nations, no matworld without territorial ambi- ter how authoritarian they were tions. However, under his watch, or how little they contributed to President Trump would no lon- the budget of the UN. Obama ger allow the United States to be was treated like a celebrity, his

During his speech at the United Nations during General Assembly week, President Trump praised the U.S. Constitution, called out the miserable failures of socialism and confronted the totalitarian enemies of the United States, singling out radical Islamic terrorists and the rogue authoritarian regimes of North Korea, Iran and socialist Venezuela with a moral clarity reminiscent of former President Ronald Reagan.

taken advantage of or enter into “a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return.” This was not music to the ears of the self-important foreign leaders in attendance who have gotten used to exploiting UN globalist institutions on the US’s dime, while using forums provided by the UN to slander the United States and Israel. Obama certainly won the popularity contest when he strut-

speeches punctuated by frequent outbursts of rapturous applause. President Trump, on the other hand, came across during his General Assembly speech as the serious teacher, seeking to bring some sense and discipline to what he once referred to as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." The president reminded his audience of America’s unparalleled economic and military strength,

rather than apologize for it as Obama so often did in front of foreign audiences. Of particular note, Obama used his global platform at the UN General Assembly in 2012 to shamelessly declare that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Obama had more concern for the Islamists offended by an obscure anti-Muslim video than he did for the victims of terrorism. He refused to acknowledge the ideology that inspires and sanctions Jihad. President Trump, in contrast, used his global platform at the UN General Assembly to categorically declare that the United States “will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.” The world must rally against “Islamist extremism,” he said, not wish it away or make excuses for it. In other words, the president named and labeled the ideology and movement now waging war on the Western world. Obama praised his nuclear deal with Iran at the UN and anywhere else he thought would provide a sympathetic venue. He made sure it was endorsed in a UN Security Council resolution. President Trump called Obama’s Iran nuclear deal an “embarrassment” and "one of the worst and one-sided transactions the U.S. has ever entered into," warning the General Assembly that "you haven't heard the last on it, believe me." He said the U.S. “cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” While Obama

tried to normalize relations with the Iranian regime, even at the expense of the aspirations of its people beaten in the streets and tortured for their dissent, Trump called Iran a “rogue state” whose chief export is violence. He stated that the United States sided with the Iranian people, not their dictatorial regime. “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most,” the president said. When Obama was president, he hosted a heads-of-state discussion of a nuclear-free world at a special session of the UN Security Council. Obama mentioned the two rogue countries with dangerous nuclear ambitions, Iran and North Korea, only once during his speech, but immediately added that “[T]his is not about singling out individual nations.” However, Trump is having none of such utopian fantasies. He affirmed: “North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.” He warned the rogue regime, led by “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un, in no uncertain terms, that it risked total destruction if it proceeded with its “suicide mission.” For America’s sake and the world’s sake, President Trump would do well to continue channeling Ronald Reagan and to rectify the abysmal failures of the Obama foreign policy, which shamefully betrayed millions of persecuted people worldwide, crippled America's strength and enabled its deadliest enemies.

Turkey's Erdogan Tries (and Fails) to Censor an American Think Tank By: Winfield Myers

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urkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan often seems to fancy himself a world-striding figure capable of bullying anyone, anywhere he likes. As the world saw this past May, when his security forces launched what police called a "brutal attack" against peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., opponents of his dictatorial regime have good reason to fear for their safety, even in America. Tuesday afternoon, however, Erdoğan saw that his self-regard was no match for liberty buttressed by resolve: The Middle East Forum (MEF), a Philadelphia think tank, rejected his demand to disinvite a Turkish dissident, Emre Çelik, from addressing a conference of thirty members of the Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO that MEF sponsored — at NATO's suggestion, on September 19, 2017. Çelik is president of the Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding, founded by followers of the aging Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, Erdoğan's ally-turned-enemy, now living in exile in rural Pennsylvania. Erdoğan has lodged unfounded charges that Gülen and

his followers were behind the failed coup attempt against his regime in July 2016. Erdoğan jailed thousands of Gülen's supporters, and demanded his extradition. Çelik's presence on the program went unopposed throughout the summer. A line-up of speakers was formally accepted by all parties. Then, one week before the event, NATO PA told MEF that Turkey had written letters to NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Parliamentary Assembly President Paolo Alli, protesting Çelik's inclusion and demanding his withdrawal. NATO PA threatened to cancel if MEF didn't accede to this demand. This violated the spirit that NATO, an institution founded to defend Western civilization against dictatorial regimes, exists to serve. Membership in NATO confers responsibility for mutual defense in the face of external aggression; it does not obligate the organization itself to obey rogue regimes that retain formal membership in the alliance despite their oppressive actions at home and abroad. MEF president Daniel Pipes, in his keynote speech at the conference's conclusion, argued that NATO's primary task today is the defense of its members against the threat of Islamism, just as its founding mission had

been a defense against communism. But Turkey's descent into Islamist despotism seriously distorts the NATO alliance: how can Turkey combat a threat from without, Pipes asked, when a member state poses the same threat from within?

ful that Americans are a free people. "No one tells us what we can say," he emphasized; we are a free people, and we will act in complete freedom. When MEF invited Çelik, Pipes said, Ankara, 8,500 kilometers away, said no -- and

The Middle East Forum (MEF), a Philadelphia think tank, rejected Erdogan’s demand to disinvite a Turkish dissident, Emre Çelik (pictured above behind podium) from addressing a conference of thirty members of the Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO that MEF sponsored — at NATO's suggestion, on September 19, 2017.

Pipes told his largely European audience that when they leave the building in which they were meeting, they will see Independence Hall, the seat of American liberty where our founding documents were debated and adopted. Just down the street sits the Liberty Bell, the symbol of American freedom. MEF, said Pipes, is grate-

NATO PA dutifully fell into line by insisting that MEF cancel the conference rather than allow Çelik to speak. MEF at the time felt it had no choice but to remove Çelik from the schedule. But then, Pipes continued, "we recalled Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell," plus NATO's mission, and accordingly "Mr. Çelik is here and will ad-

dress us." "He will become an American citizen within days, for which we congratulate him." And with that, Pipes asked the audience to welcome Çelik to the podium. As Çelik approached it, the Turkish delegation leapt to its feet and rushed the stage, while shouting that Çelik's appearance was "unacceptable" and that "he cannot be on the stage" While voices grew heated, Çelik took a seat on stage alongside Pipes, while Michael Jopling of the British House of Lords, and co-chair of the NATO PA delegation, took the microphone to object to Çelik's appearance. He convinced the Turks to remain through his own talk about NATO's future, at the end of which he invited Ahmet Berat Çonkar, the top-ranking Turk in attendance, to speak even though he was not on the program. Pipes, however, was having none of this. He immediately joined Jopling at the microphone and pounded the podium, insisting that this was an MEF event and inviting Çelik to speak. Seeing himself outgunned (and outmanned), Jopling exited the stage. Free to speak, Çelik warned that the under Erdoğan's "new regime of repression," the "social mechanisms holding the nation together are falling apart." The purging of 120,000 govern-

Turkey's descent into Islamist despotism distorts the NATO alliance: how can Turkey combat a external threat from without, Daniel Pipes asked, when a member state poses the same threat from within? ment employees following last year's failed coup means that "more police counter-terrorism experts are in prison than ISIS members." A democratic Turkey is a must for NATO, Çelik said, both for the alliance's success and for Turkey itself. At the end of his brief talk, he received a standing ovation. Those who most needed to hear — and heed — Çelik's words regrettably missed their opportunity. When Çelik began to speak, the Turks — and the entire NATO PA delegation -marched out, thereby allowing a distant despot to control their actions in the birthplace of liberty. NATO PA's willingness to ignore the principles NATO was founded to defend reveals the moral corruption at its heart; but on this day, those principles proved resilient in the face of tyranny. Winfield Myers is director of academic affairs at the Middle East Forum.


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Newly Translated Israeli Novel ‘Three Floors Up’ Will Give English Readers a Page-Turner By: Jeffrey F. Barken

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wonderful fact to reflect upon… when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret,” Charles Dickens muses in the 19th-century classic, “A Tale of Two Cities.” The same contemplative voyeurism inspires Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s popular novel, “Three Floors Up,” which becomes available in English this October. Behind the cold, steel-reinforced doors that separate the living spaces in an Israeli apartment high-rise, three loosely connected, first-person confessional narratives unfold. Collectively, the novella-length chapters offer a compelling critique of Israeli society. But Nevo’s chief strength lies in his ability to fashion wonderfully relatable characters whose troubled voices, as well as mysterious and impulsive moods, render the work a page-turner.

First floor

Arnon is a retired army officer living with his wife Ayelet and daughter Ofri. Despite clear warnings that their neighbor, Herman, an elderly German man, is either showing signs of dementia or playing devious, perhaps pedophilia-inspired games with Ofri, Arnon carelessly leaves his daughter with Herman one afternoon to avoid being late to his spinning class.

Ensuing events throw his entire marriage into crisis and lead him to confide in an old friend. “Remember when the concrete blocks started raining down on us? And that moron couldn’t put the vehicle in reverse?” Arnon says, reflecting on his experience as a soldier during the Palestinian intifada, upon registering the magnitude of his compounding fear and self-loathing when he first received word that his daughter was missing. “Take that and multiply it by 10. By a hundred. A thousand. In Hebron, I was pretty calm. I had a feeling we’d get out in one piece.” The scene rattles readers in part because they fear for little Ofri, but also because Nevo has vividly depicted the post-traumatic stress that underlies the Israeli experience.

Second floor

The improperly nicknamed “widow,” who Arnon and Ayelet observe while watching the street below, turns out to be Hani. Married and the mother of two, Hani has penned an emotional letter to her friend in America, detailing her dissatisfaction and growing resentment for her aloof, though financially successful husband. Her account takes an unexpected turn when her fugitive brother-inlaw, Eviatar, appears at her door. Having embezzled a fortune, Eviatar seeks refuge from loan sharks and the police. Hani resolves to help, if only to spark new passion in her life.

guage readers to discover the richness of Israeli culture and the way different groups and transient visitors can affect individual identities.

Behind the cold, steelreinforced doors that separate the living spaces in an Israeli apartment high-rise, three loosely Third floor connected, first-person Devora, a retired judge, confessional narratives leaves a parting phone message unfold

for her late husband on the old answering machine she discovers while cleaning out his study. Mulling the unfortunate events that left her estranged from her son, Adar, while her husband was still alive, Devora describes a bizarre journey to Tel Aviv to participate in a protest. There, she encounters Avner Ashdot, a charming older man with a secretive past. Avner cleverly convinces Devora to join him on a revelatory trip south, where (SPOILER ALERT) she discovers she is in fact a grandmother. Readers may find this sequence slightly too reliant on coincidence to advance the plot, and the character development somewhat predictable. But Nevo has noticeably switched gears, embracing a philosophical tangent as he contemplates the nature of fate as a means to connect the novel. Fittingly, Devora offers a resounding The cover of “Three Floors Up,” by Eshkol Nevo. Credit: Other verdict justifying the majority Press. of human behavior: “There is “Without Enrique the Argentin- relationships she had with a psy- no such thing as a normal perian volunteer, there was a better chologist as well as an Orthodox son. Or normal actions. There are only actions that a particuthan likely chance I would have man. Nevo’s prose details Israelis’ lar person, at a particular time gone into the army a virgin,” Hani says, prompted by Eviatar’s unique exposure to different must do.” This is the mark of an presence to reflect on previous sects within their society, pre- author who understands that sexual experiences, including senting a portal for English-lan- essential character faults in fic-

tion—as in life—are actually the source of human liberty, informing our ability to seize the day and abruptly change course. Excessive details are at times disruptive. The gun that Arnon points at Herman’s head is an exaggerated prop and gesture, especially when Nevo neglects to render any legal consequences for such brash behavior. Likewise, the recurring congenital defect (six toes) that Devora observes on her daughter-in-law’s foot—and then again on her grandchild—is unnecessary, if not a stretch to imagine. Yet none of these distractions will slow down the reader. On the contrary, Nevo’s talent for embedding telling character traits and cultural anecdotes through quick one-liners is perhaps his greatest asset. The prose sings in places, and “Three Floors Up” is difficult to put down.  (JNS.ORG) “Three Floors Up;” by Eshkol Nevo (author) and Sandra Silverston (translator); Other Press; October 2017; 304 pages; ISBN-10: 1590518780; ISBN-13: 978-1590518786.

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Leo Baeck Institute Announces “German-Jewish History in the Now” A festival of ideas and insight from the past for the present Edited by: JV Staff

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he Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), a New Yorkbased research library and archive that preserves millions of papers and books saved by German and Austrian Jewish refugees from the Nazis, will present a series of seven programs that mine the remarkable history of German-speaking Jewry for insight into present-day concerns ranging from gay rights to the Trump presidency. German-Jewish History in the Now: A festival of ideas and insight from the past for the present will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street) from October 15 – 26, 2017. In lectures, a film screening, and panel discussions, nineteen scholars, journalists, and clergy will draw parallels and contrasts with the Jewish experience in Central Europe to inform discussions of questions that continue to animate contemporary discourse: How compatible are religious observance and modern society? Could the liberal democracies of the United States and Western Europe again succumb to racist demagoguery? Did the world learn anything from the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s? Among the speakers are New York Times columnist Roger Cohen (who will deliver a free keynote lecture to kick off the series), legendary sex

therapist Ruth Westheimer, and the former publisher of the Forward Samuel Norich. Leading scholars of Jewish history and religion who will participate include David Sorkin (Yale), Michael Brenner (University of Munich), and Leora Batnitzky (Princeton). “Few groups in modern history have had as large an impact on so many domains of life—high culture, popular culture, philosophy, business, and politics—as German Jewry. To a great extent, the very way in which we think about art, music, consumer society, and politics is due to the contributions of German-speaking Jews,” says David Myers, the historian who recently became President and CEO of the Center for Jewish History, where LBI is a partner. “This exciting Leo Baeck Institute program embodies what history, and the Center for Jewish history, should be doing. It draws on the German-Jewish historical experience to shed light on a host of issues of great contemporary relevance: the integration of minorities, the fight for civil rights, the responsibility of nations to provide restorative justice, and the global struggle to uphold democratic values. LBI has assembled a slate of speakers that will bring history alive, and into the present,” says Myers. Tickets for German-Jewish History in the Now are priced at

$10 per event. They are currently on sale to the general public and can be purchased at www. lbi.org/now.

Full Schedule for German-Jewish History in the Now

Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:30 PM German-Jewish History in the Twenty-First Century https://www.lbi.org/events/ leo-baeck-memorial-lecture-59-roger-cohen/ Roger Cohen, a columnist for the New York Times since 2009, is one of the most incisive observers of global affairs today. Cohen’s deep knowledge of German and Jewish history—he was the Times’ Berlin bureau chief from 1998–2001— informs much of his wide-ranging commentary. In this lecture, he will synthesize the themes of this series into a broader narrative about the disruptions and discontents of modernity, the fragility of democracy, and the twin crises of conflict and migration. “After the Holocaust” Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 PM Germans & Jews—Jewish Life in Contemporary German and the Legacy of the Holocaust Co-presented with the American Council on Germany https://www.lbi.org/events/

Other speakers that are scheduled to address audiences at the festival are legendary sex therapist Ruth Westheimer

germans-and-jews-film-screening/ Through personal stories, the 2016 film Germans & Jews explores the country’s transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many. After a screening of the film, the President of the American Council on Germany, Steven Sokol, will moderate a post-film discussion with Sonja Keren Pilz, who was ordained as a Rabbi in Germany at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam and

Among the speakers are New York Times columnist Roger Cohen (who will deliver a free keynote lecture to kick off the series)

now teaches liturgy at Hebrew Union College, and Steve Zehden, an attorney at Noerr LLP’s New York office, who was born and raised in Berlin. “Civil Rights” Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM Germans, Jews, and Sex Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut New York https://www.lbi.org/events/ germans-jews-sex/ In the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision of 2014, the US Supreme Court recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry, marking a significant victory in the fight for equal rights for gays and lesbians. Nevertheless, demands for the full-equality of sexual minorities remain bitterly contested, both in the courts and in society, in the US and across the globe.

As this long struggle continues, it is an opportune moment to reconsider the key role that German-Jewish reformers played in advancing an understanding of human sexuality that has informed the gay and transgender rights movements in important ways. Nearly a century ago in Weimar-era Berlin, a group of physicians and psychologists around Magnus Hirschfeld, many of them Jewish, fought to end the criminalization of homosexuality in Germany with arguments based on a study of human sexuality that was empirical and descriptive rather than normative. Their motto was inscribed above the door of Hirschfeld’s Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin: Per Scientiam ad JustiSee Leo Baeck Institute , page 36

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Al-Arian and the Georgetown Gang Ride Again – Now in Turkey By: Teri Blumenfeld

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connected to his Palestinian Islamic Jihad support. A computer scientist by training, he now works as "director of the Center for Regional Politics at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University."

as the head of "the active arm of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine" in the United States. It may be part of a public comeback Al-Arian is staging as he starts a new life in Turkey

alestinian Islamic Jihad board member Sami Al-Arian appears to be thriving in his new environs after his 2015 deportation from the United States. He is scheduled to speak next month at a conference in Istanbul sponsored in part by his old pals at Georgetown University's Saudi-endowed Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Center Director John Esposito, a Muslim Brotherhood apologist, also considers himself a "very close friend" of Al-Arian's. And as we noted last spring, family ties strengthen the Al-Arian/Georgetown connection. Al-Arian was deported to Turkey in 2015, pursuant to Palestinian Islamic Jihad board member Sami Al-Arian (pictured terms in his 2006 guilty plea above) appears to be thriving in his new environs after his 2015 deportation from the United States.

It also omits a 1991 introduction of Al-Arian captured on videotape in which he speaks after being described as the head of "the active arm of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine" in the United States.

His conference biography casts him as a civil rights activist and thinker. It is silent about Al-Arian's documented role as secretary for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Majlis Shura, or board of directors. It also omits a 1991 introduction of Al-Arian captured on videotape in which he speaks after being described

and supports its Islamist regime. Following the failed coup attempt, Al Arian offered his analysis on its suspected instigators, twice hinting that Israel was connected to it. TRT World – Turkish Radio and Television – is an active arm of the Turkish government which incurred harsh criticism over its coverage

of the coup attempt. Al-Arian appeared on TRT World again in July, opining on the favorite Islamist topic of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque and identified as a 'civil rights

sis – was created." Next month, Al-Arian will speak at the Istanbul "International Conference on The Muslim Ummah," sponsored by Georgetown's Alwaleed Center

While the Hamas charter has always been public, officials did not know PIJ had a similar document until federal investigators found it in Al-Arian's possession during 1995 searches of his home and offices.

Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna – and Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkey's Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kalin joined Erdogan during visits with U.S. Muslim groups last year. Al-Arian also is slated to lead the conference's final session, which features Ramadan, Kalin and Esposito discussing "The Muslim Ummah in Today's The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian World." Understanding (ACMCU) The Oct. 8 conference is activist & writer." First, he ra- along with Qatar's College of called, "International Confertionalized a terrorist attack that Islamic Sciences, Hamad Bin ence on the Muslim Ummah: killed two Israel police officers, Khalifa University. His pre- Synthesizing a New Paradigm, both of whom were Druze Ar- sentation is called, "The Chal- Analyzing Modern Challengabs. Then he repeated the false lenge of Settler Colonialism in es." Since the Ottoman Empire's fall, the concept of the 'Muslim and incendiary claim that, Palestine/Israel." He'll be joined by his son, Ab- Ummah' [community] has lost "This right-wing Israeli government has been trying for many dullah Al-Arian, and son-in-law its historical meaning as many years now to partition Al-Aqsa Jonathan Brown, along with Es- scholars and academics from Mosque. And this is where this posito and Islamist luminaries whole episode – this whole cri- as Tariq Ramadan – grandson of See Al-Arian and the Georgetown , page 36

A Master's Degree in Whitewashing Islam - The University of Oslo Rewards a Promising Apologist By: Bruce Bawer

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n Norway, where the mainstream media systematically bury or whitewash news stories that might reflect badly on the nation's misguided immigration policies, its failed integration policies, or on Islam, a handful of small but heavily trafficked websites serve a vital function: getting out information that is being suppressed and providing a forum for opinions that are being silenced. Perhaps the most prominent of those websites is Document.no, founded in 2003 by Hans Rustad, who still serves as editor and publisher. It is an intelligent, serious, and responsible site, whose contributors tend to know more about the above-mentioned subjects — and to be better writers — than the staffers at the major Oslo newspapers. I have yet to read a bigoted word by a contributor to Document.no, and I routinely find the site to be more reliable on the facts than the stateowned TV and radio stations or any of the big private (but, in many cases, state-supported) dailies. For countless Norwegian citizens, Document.no is essential reading. For the nation's cultural elite, however, it is anathema — a major chink in an otherwise almost solid wall of pro-Islam propaganda. So it is no surprise to learn, via Universitetsavisa, the stu-

dent newspaper at the University of Oslo, that a Religious Studies student there, Royer Solheim, has written a master's thesis on Document.no, in which he describes it as a locus of "hate rhetoric," "Islamophobia," and "conspiracy theories." Nor is it a surprise that he was graded an A. Solheim describes the thesis itself as "a qualitative study based on a critical discourse analysis of a Norwegian Islamophobic website, document. no." His conclusion: "The Eurabia conspiracy theory permeates the Islamophobic discourse on the website. The Eurabia theory is based on an idea that Arabs or Muslims are increasing their influence and are in the process of turning Europe into an Islamic colony." The idea that there are Muslims who seek to turn Europe into an Islamic colony is, of course, no "conspiracy theory." Jihad and the Caliphate are core Islamic doctrines. For over a decade, however, Norwegian academics and intellectuals have accused those commentators, who face up to the reality of these doctrines, of "peddling paranoia." Their useful shorthand for this is "Eurabia theory," a term derived from the title of Bat Ye'or's 2005 book Eurabia. Universitetsavisa reports that after last year's terrorist attacks in Nice and Berlin, reader comments on Document. no were "thoroughly marked

by anti-Muslim prejudice, hate rhetoric, and aversion to Islam and Muslims." I am very familiar with the comments field at Document.no. Its level of discussion is quite high. What

have rendered the continent vulnerable to these atrocities, who can blame them? In any event, the editors of Document.no are not responsible for statements made by

The University of Oslo, in Oslo, Norway. (Image source: Dan Lundberg/Flickr)

Solheim is plainly reacting to here is the fact that the readers of Document.no have no illusion about the motives for terrorist acts such as those that took place last year in Nice and Berlin. The readers are simply not shy about acknowledging that there is a clear, straight line connecting core Islamic doctrines with repeated mass murders of infidels. If these murders sometimes lead those readers to express even outright anger at Islam, and at the reckless European governmental policies that

their readers — although, as even Solheim admits, they do make an effort to "moderate the debate and do not tolerate racism." The fact is that the opportunity Rustad's website affords citizens to sound off on matters vital to their own (and their children's) future is becoming increasingly valuable. Why? Because more and more Norwegian news media are closing down comments fields on their websites when the topic is Islam — precisely because they do not want to host honest, vig-

orous debates about this most forbidden of issues. There is a good reason why Document.no has more than 200,000 unique readers per month — which, as Solheim acknowledges, makes it bigger in this regard than the country's newspaper of record, Aftenposten. "Within a discourse there are certain norms as to what is acceptable to say," scolds Solheim. The debates on Document.no, he pronounces with dismay, are heavy on "skepticism toward authority." Some of the contents, he insists, violate "fundamental human rights." Well, isn't he a good little policeman-in-training. Unfortunately, knifings, car-rammings, and abusing women, children and homosexuals would also seem to violate "fundamental human rights." The Universitetsavisa article briefly recounts Solheim's defense of his thesis, at which he answered questions. I wonder if anyone asked him how a statement of opinion can violate "fundamental human rights." I also wonder if anyone asked him any questions about basic Islamic theology. His thesis adviser, Asbjørn Dyrendal, is apparently an expert in Christianity, Satanism, Wicca, and in — surprise! — "conspiracy theories." In his work, Dyrendal has sounded the alarm about the supposed dangers of evangelical Christianity in America — all the while dismissing as "conspiracy theorists" those

who dare to sound the alarm about the dangers of Islam. In other words, he is a prototypical member of the European academic establishment. Fortunately, Universitetsavisa, like Document.no, has a comments field for readers. One of the readers of the article about Solheim wondered what he thinks of born-andbred Muslims who, writing for sites like Document.no, agree with pretty much everything that Rustad and others say there about the "religion of peace." Another asked how Solheim distinguishes "between Islamophobia and entirely legitimate Islam criticism" and whether his "research" had included checking the supposedly "hateful" claims made by Document. no's contributors against the facts about Islam. A third wondered if Solheim was familiar with the frequent references, in the works of the popular Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to a future and fondly hoped-for Islamic conquest of Europe. As yet another reader of Universitetsavisa put it: "It stops being a conspiracy theory when you have evidence that it's happening."  (WWW.GATESTONEINSTITUTE.ORG) Bruce Bawer is the author of the new novel The Alhambra (Swamp Fox Editions). His book While Europe Slept (2006) was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.


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Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (C) and his son Adam depart United States Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 1, 2015.

use LLCs to skirt campaign contribution limits and make virtually unlimited donations to politicians. LLCs can also be used to hide the details about who is behind big real estate transactions. Hoylman says the murky rules mean that LLCs can be exploited for money laundering, tax evasion or political corruption. Lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene in January.

Ex-NY State Senate Leader's conviction is vacated

(VIN) A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges. But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said federal prosecutors can retry Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, for bribery and fraud because the evidence presented at trial was “sufficient” to prove their case. The ruling came two months after the court also vacated the bribery conviction of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, employing similar reasoning. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is pursuing a second trial against Silver. A spokeswoman did not immediately have a comment on Tuesday’s decision. Skelos, 69, a Republican, was sentenced to five years in prison in May 2016, while his son Adam was sentenced to 6-1/2 years. The elder Skelos was found guilty of using his position as Senate majority leader to pressure three companies seeking his political support into paying his son, including for a lucrative “no-show” job. Together with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Skelos and Silver were members of the “three men in a room” in the state capital of Albany that hold enormous sway over major legislation. The U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, finding that routine acts such as setting up meetings or contacting other politicians did not qualify as “official acts” under federal bribery statutes. The 2nd Circuit said on Tuesday that the jury instructions at Skelos’ trial, which occurred before the McDonnell decision, were therefore improper, through no fault of the judge or the prosecutors.

NY Lawmaker: LLCs should be required to disclose owners

(VIN) A New York state senator is proposing new disclosure rules for limited liability companies to give the public more information about who is influencing state politics and cashing in on big real estate deals. Manhattan Democrat Brad Hoylman announced new legislation Monday that would require LLCs to disclose the names and addresses of their owners. Under current law, deep-pocketed individuals can

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A police officer in Yonkers was shot in the jaw during a car stop that turned into a gunbattle. (Photo via @MarkLungariello)

Police officer shot in suburban New York during car stop

(VIN) A police officer in suburban New York was shot in the jaw during a car stop that turned into a gunbattle, police said. It happened around 8 p.m. Monday in Yonkers. “We received a call from a resident reporting a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males that were acting suspicious,” said Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner at a late night news conference. As officers approached the vehicle, at least one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired several shots at the officers, striking one of them, police said. The officers then returned fire. “Several shots were fired. One of the suspects was hit,” Gardner said. Carmen Feliciano told the Daily News that she was helping her sons with homework when the gunfire broke out. She said she called police, who told her to stay inside. “The first shots were like a pistol, and then there were other guns going off, like they were exchanging fire. There were at least 30 shots,” said Feliciano, adding that it lasted for about 10 minutes. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in serious but stable condition. Police have not released her name. One of the suspects was taken into custody at the scene, while the wounded suspect was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately available. “It could have been much worse,” Gardner said. “Thank God the officer right now did not sustain a life-threatening injury. She was struck. She’s in serious, but stable condition, but thank God it looks like she’s gonna be OK.”

Black Detectives: NYPD didn't promote us because of race

(VIN) Three black detectives in the New York Police Department’s intelligence division filed a federal lawsuit against the department on Monday, saying they were denied promotions because of their race and that lesser-qualified white officers were promoted instead. The detectives joined the unit, which is responsible for inves-

tigating terrorism and other crimes, in 2001. They said they had track records of solid investigative work, recommendations from their superiors and stellar performance reviews. They said they were passed over for promotions, while supervisors elevated white, less-experienced detectives who performed worse. The three believe they were passed over because they are black; most of the officers in the division are white, as are all the higher-ranking officers. Higher-ranking detectives make about $30,000 more than lower-ranked ones. The lawsuit said there’s a disparity between the percentage of black officers in the police force in general and within the intelligence division: At the time they filed a complaint, 6 percent of the division personnel were black. Overall, 44 percent of the department is white, 10 percent black, 21 percent Hispanic and 7 percent Asian. “The NYPD professes that promotions are the result of merit alone,” the lawsuit said. “But the NYPD has no structured policy or procedure governing the promotions process for detectives.” The department didn’t immediately comment on the allegations. The detectives, Theodore Coleman, Jon McCollum and Roland Stephens, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2011, which found in 2016 that black detectives don’t get equal treatment. The commission found the officers in the unit and black detectives generally “received lesser and later opportunities for promotion consistent with their qualifications.” The Justice Department declined to file a civil rights lawsuit. The New York Civil Liberties Union took up the case. The officers have since all retired.

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President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt (left), meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. Credit: Twitter.

ponement during a security cabinet meeting Sunday, indicating it would resume during the coming weeks and was delayed at the request of the White House, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. Greenblatt’s arrival in the region follows a meeting between Netanyahu and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week in New York. The White House stated Sunday that Greenblatt’s visit would continue “the administration’s quiet, steady discussions towards peace.”

nuclear deal, Iran would respond forcefully. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement,” Rouhani said, “but it will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party. It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by ‘rogue’ newcomers to the world of politics: the world will have lost a great opportunity.” During his speech, the Iranian leader called the Israeli government a “rogue Zionist regime,” asserting that Israel “threatens regional and global security with Gal Gadot to host its nuclear arsenal.” episode of Saturday Trump said in his speech last Night Live in October week that the Islamic Republic (JNS.org) Israeli actress Gal “masks a corrupt dictatorship Gadot is slated to host an epi- behind the false guise of a desode of NBC’s “Saturday Night mocracy.” He called the Iranian Live” (SNL) next month, in what government “economically dewill be her first time starring on pleted” whose main exports are “violence, bloodshed and chaos.” the show. The episode hosted by Gadot—the second of SNL’s 43rd season—is scheduled to premiere Oct. 7, and will also feature British pop singer Sam Smith as a musical guest. Gadot announced her ap- The American software giant IBM pearance on the program in a (logo pictured) announced its tweet last weekend, writing, “No acquisition of the Israeli data longer a secret, so excited to be center company Cloudigo for an hosting #SNL.” undisclosed sum. Credit: IBM. The Israeli actress is best IBM acquires Israel’s known for her leading role in Cloudigo data the blockbuster superhero film center company “Wonder Woman,” which after debuting this summer has (JNS.org) The American softgrossed more than $800 million ware giant IBM announced its worldwide. acquisition of the Israeli data In September, Gadot signed center company Cloudigo for an a deal for a “Wonder Woman” undisclosed sum. sequel, slated to premiere at the “I am glad to share that IBM end of 2019. She will also play acquired Cloudigo. Thank you the Wonder Woman character very much to the amazing Cloudin “Justice League,” which debuts igo Team. Looking forward for Nov. 17. our journey in IBM,” Cloudigo co-founder and CEO Eran GamIranian leader slams pel wrote on LinkedIn last week. Trump’s UN speech, Cloudigo specializes in buildwarns of a nuclear ing data center infrastructure and deal pullout is a leading provider of network(JNS.org) Following President ing services. Sources referred to the acquiDonald Trump’s tough-talking speech to the United Nations sition cost as “small,” the Israeli General Assembly blasting the financial news outlet Globes reIranian regime over the 2015 nu- ported. “IBM acquired a high-perclear deal, Iran’s president fired formance team focused on adback Sept. 20. Responding to Trump’s char- vanced networking technoloacterization of Tehran as “a gy that moves the networking murderous, rogue regime,” Ira- function from the server to the nian President Hassan Rouhani edge, increasing data center efficalled Trump’s speech “ignorant, ciency,” John Considine, general absurd and hateful rhetoric, ri- manager of cloud infrastructure diculously baseless.” He warned services at IBM, wrote in a blog if the U.S. pulled out of the 2015 post.

Considine noted the Cloudigo team will work in IBM’s “Cloud Innovation Lab.” IBM has made several previous acquisitions of Israeli technology companies, including the security software vendor Trusteer for an undisclosed amount believed to be around $1 billion, as well as Israel-based Computing Solutions Leaders for an undisclosed amount that is reportedly about $20 million.

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (pictured) is slated to visit Israel in October to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman. Credit: Mil.ru via Wikimedia Commons.

Russian defense minister to meet Israeli counterpart next month

(JNS.org) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is slated to visit Israel in October to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, for discussions on security coordination in Syria. Shoigu’s trip to Israel will be his first since becoming Russia’s defense minister in 2012. Lieberman visited Russia in April and met with high-level officials, including Shoigu. The meeting between the defense ministers is expected to address similar issues raised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his late-August meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Netanyahu and Putin discussed Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria and the transfer of weapons to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. Since becoming actively involved in the Syrian Civil War in 2015, Russia has worked closely with Iran in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russia has also reportedly worked behind the scenes to protect Hezbollah at the United Nations. Israel, meanwhile, has allegedly conducted several missile strikes targeting Iranian-sponsored weapons convoys heading to Hezbollah.

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Netanyahu delays settlement planning committee ahead of Greenblatt visit

(JNS.org) Ahead of the arrival of Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s international negotiations representative, in the Middle East this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly delayed a committee meeting on construction efforts in Judea and Samaria. The Civil Administration Planning Committee was slated meet this week to discuss the advancement of construction plans for some 2,000 new homes. Netanyahu purportedly announced the meeting’s post-

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(JNS.org) The leader of the far-right political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Monday questioned why Israel’s existence should remain a German national interest, following his party’s third-place finish in Sunday’s election. “If Israel’s existence is part of the German national interest then we would have to be prepared to send German soldiers to defend the Jewish state,” AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland told reporters Monday, referring to the issue as “problematic” for Germany. Gauland reiterated his position in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, saying, “German society doesn’t really understand what the significance is. That is, that German soldiers would fight and die alongside Israeli soldiers.” The far-right leader’s comments came during the same press conference in which he said Jews have nothing to fear from his party’s electoral victory. “There is nothing in our party, in our program, that could disturb the Jewish people who live here in Germany,” he said. AfD garnered around 13 percent of the vote in Germany’s national election, finishing behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democrats and the center-left Social Democratic Party.

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Israeli rescue teams help earthquakestricken Mexico, Netanyahu orders relief aid

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered humanitarian aid and assistance to Mexico following a major 7.1-magnitude earthquake Sept. 19 that killed hundreds. “Israel has received a request for assistance following the severe earthquake in Mexico,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. “[Netanyahu] ordered that assistance and a search and rescue operation be organized and leave for Mexico as soon as possible.” Volunteers with the Israeli-based ZAKA International Rescue Unit were on the ground in Mexico assisting with search and rescue as well as recovery efforts. “ZAKA Mexico volunteers are now in the disaster area and are taking part in the search to locate a Jewish resident who, according to reports, was in one of the collapsed buildings. In addition, the volunteers are helping local rescue forces deal with the bodies of the victims,” said ZAKA International Rescue Unit Chief Officer Mati Goldstein. The American Jewish Joint Software giant SAP Distribution Committee (JDC) buys Israeli start-up is partnering with CADENA, its Gigya for $350M Mexican Jewish humanitarian (Israel Hayom/Exclusive partner, to support the search to JNS.org) SAP, the world’s and rescue efforts and to provide fourth-largest software compa- emergency aid in hard-hit Mexny, announced over the weekend ico City. it has acquired the Israeli startup Gigya for $350 million. The deal is expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. The German multinational software giant data processing, whose name stands for “systems, applications and products,” has been active in Israel since 1998. The company is headquartered PHOTO6 CAPTION: Israeli President in Raanana and employs more Reuven Rivlin with German than 700 workers. Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin The customer-identity man- earlier this month. Credit: GPO. agement company Gigya was Netanyahu founded in 2006 in Tel Aviv by congratulates Eyal Magen, Rooly Eliezerov Germany’s Merkel on and Eran Kutner. The company re-election, far-right currently maintains offices in party places 3rd California, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Hamburg, and (JNS.org) Israeli Prime MinSydney. ister Benjamin Netanyahu conGigya employs 100 people in gratulated German Chancellor Israel. Its core operation focuses Angela Merkel Sunday after she on analyzing user data for large secured a fourth term as the internet websites, and its clients country’s leader. include Fox News, Forbes, Pepsi “Congratulations to Angela and the NBA. Gigya’s technolo- #Merkel, a true friend of Israel, gy is used by some of the largest on her re-election as Chancellor media corporations to “get to of Germany,” Netanyahu tweetknow” their users by analyzing ed. user habits, in the hope of ceMerkel’s conservative bloc of menting user loyalty. Christian Democrats and the Gigya has raised $104 mil- Bavarian Christian Social Union lion to date in seven financing earned a combined 33 percent of rounds, the latest in November the vote, with the center-left So2014. Gigya investors include cial Democratic Party finishing Israel's Vintage Investment Part- second with 20.5 percent.

Meanwhile, according to exit polls, the far-right and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party garnered around 13 percent of the vote, coming in third. AfD’s rise prompted several Jewish organizations to express alarm. German Central Council of Jews President Josef Schuster noted AfD “tolerates far-right thoughts and agitates against minorities.” Charlotte Knobloch, chairperson of the Munich Jewish community and a former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said AfD’s electoral showing is a “nightmare come true,” The Times of Israel reported. The Anti-Defamation League called AfD’s performance a “disturbing milestone,” saying the party’s leaders “have made anti-Semitic statements and played down the evil of the Nazi regime.” Conversely, Israeli Member of Knesset Yehuda Glick (Likud) defended the far-right party, tweeting that part leader Frauke Petry “is operating intensively [to remove from the AfD] anyone suspected of anti-Semitism.”

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PHOTO7 CAPTION: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pictured) said he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state. Credit: U.N. Photo/ Cia Pak.

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned “measures” would be implemented to defend Iraqi unity in the event of secession being approved. Leading up to the referendum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in mid-September endorsed Kurdish statehood, making Israel the only nation to officially support the move.

Israel condemns latest Iranian ballistic missile test as ‘provocation’

(JNS.org) Israel has condemned Iran’s latest ballistic missile test as a “provocation” amid growing concerns over the Islamic Republic’s behavior and U.S. threats to end the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement. Iran announced Saturday that it successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of up to 1,200 miles. Tehran said in its announcement that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads. Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Saturday the missile test was “not just a provocation and an act of defiance directed at the U.S. and its allies, including Israel, it is also further proof of Iran's aspirations to become a world power and to threaten not just the Middle East but all the countries of the free world.” “Imagine what would happen if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons,” he said. “That is what it aspires to do, and we cannot allow it to happen.” The 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement does not address the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program. However, a U.N. Security Council resolution prohibits Iran from developing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Decapitated toads found in 4,000-yearErdogan threatens to old Canaanite jug sever ties with Israel over support for Kurdish (JNS.org) Archaeologists with independence the Israel Antiquities Authority

(JNS.org) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Tuesday he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state. “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey could not take any steps [with Israel],” Erdogan said, the Turkish news outlet Daily Sabah reported. “Those trying to establish new states in Iraq and Syria should not be surprised when they are tossed aside by those who use them,” he said. The Turkish leader’s warning came a day after the Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum, allowing some 5 million Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state. In response to the vote, Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against the Kurds, and the Turkish military began carrying out drills near Turkey’s border with Iraq. Iran halted all flights to Iraq’s Kurdish region, and Iraqi

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(IAA) made a surprising finding—decapitated toads—within a nearly 4,000-year-old jug dating to the Canaanite period, during a recent dig outside of Jerusalem. The dig's site, located near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, shed light on the burial customs in the Canaanite period during the Middle Bronze Age. During ex-

cavations in the past few years, archaeologists have uncovered two settlement sites, two temples and a number of cemeteries. “At that time, it was customary to bury the dead with offerings that constituted a kind of ‘burial kit,’ which, it was believed, would serve the deceased in the afterworld,” said Shua Kisilevitz and Zohar Turgeman-Yaffe, the excavation’s directors for the IAA. “When we removed the stone that blocked the tomb opening, we were excited to discover intact bowls and jars. In one of the jars, to our surprise, we found a heap of small bones,” the archaeologists explained. The bones were that of at least nine toads, all of which had been decapitated. “For an archaeologist, finding tombs that were intentionally sealed in antiquity is a priceless treasure, because they are a time capsule that allows us to encounter objects almost just as they were originally left,” Kisilevitz and Turgeman-Yaffe said.

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The PA will hold a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip next week, for the first time in two years, after the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas recently announced it would form a unity government with the Fatah party of PA President Mahmoud Abbas (pictured). Credit: Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons.

PA to hold cabinet meeting in Gaza, solidifying unity government with Hamas

Israel moves to prevent Palestinian Authority (JNS.org) The Palestinian from joining Interpol Authority (PA) will hold a cab-

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian membership bid is scheduled for discussion at Interpol’s annual assembly, which takes place Sept. 26-29 in Beijing. Based in Lyon, France, Interpol numbers 190-member states, making it the second-largest international organization after the United Nations. The Palestinians have been eyeing an Interpol membership for several years. A Foreign Ministry official said over the weekend admission to the prestigious international law enforcement body would significantly bolster the Palestinians' statehood bid, and may unilaterally “state facts on the ground.” Israel has also expressed concern that the Palestinians might abuse their membership and use Interpol as a platform from which to undermine the Jewish state, including potential demands to extradite Israeli offi-

inet meeting in the Gaza Strip next week, for the first time in two years, after the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas recently announced it would form a unity government with PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party. “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, in consultation with President Mahmoud Abbas, issued a decision to hold the government’s weekly cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip,” PA government spokesman Yousif Mahmoud said Monday. “I will go to the beloved Gaza Strip next Monday at the head of the government and with all the bodies, authorities and security services,” Hamdallah tweeted. The move comes after Hamas stated last week that the terror group had accepted Abbas’s demands to form a joint government, which reportedly included holding Palestinian elections in the disputed territories and Gaza to settle the decade-long dispute between the rival Palestinian factions. Repeated attempts at forging a Palestinian unity government have failed since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.

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NJ Tpke & GSP Rest Stop Renovations Cause Mixed Feelings Among Travelers By Charles Bernstein

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he many rest areas along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway have transcended being mere places to use the bathroom or grab a meal. For people traveling around the East Coast these rest stops have become meeting places where families and friends can come together, and the structures are woven into the stories of family vacations. Last month the announcement made by New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie that the antique rest areas would be renovated, travelers met the news with joy, as well as a nostalgic sadness for the loss of such memorable sites.

Helen Rosner, who recently visited all the turnpike’s rest stops to review and rate them for the website Eater, said, “Progress is always a little bit of a betrayal, but I guess in time the new rest stops will get the layer of grime and exhaustion that makes the old ones so tragically wonderful, and it will all be OK again.” According to VIN, “The planned makeovers are part of a deal in which the state will give Sunoco and food service firm HMS Host a 25-year contract at the turnpike and parkway in exchange for the companies covering the $250 million renovations. No taxpayer funds or toll money will be spent on the work. The agreements were approved by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Board of

The Monmouth Service Area in Neptune City, NJ is one of the first sites to begin renovations next year and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Commissioners this month. The stops due for makeovers include the Vince Lombardi, Thomas Edison, Joyce Kilmer, Walt Whitman, Clara Barton, and John Fenwick service areas on the turnpike, and the Forked River and Monmouth service plazas on the parkway.”

“Progress is always a little bit of a betrayal, but I guess in time the new rest stops will get the layer of grime and exhaustion that makes the old ones so tragically wonderful, and it will all be OK again.” Officials said that the first stops scheduled for renovations are the Monmouth and Thomas Edison. Next year the construction on those stops will start and should be finished in 2019. By 2024, all the sites should have new buildings ad completed renovations. Underground fuel storage tanks will be the responsibility of Sunoco to maintain in the service areas, and the maintenance of the restaurant buildings will be handled by HMS Host. Transit Authority spokesman Tom Feeney said that under previous contracts such duties were the responsibility of NJTA responsibilities under past contracts. Officials say that most of the

stop were built in the 1950s and require updating. All 12 service areas are named after well-known figures, including lawmakers, a poet and presidents, which have some sort of connection with the state of New Jersey.

The Vince Lombardi Rest Area is one of the sites set to be renovated.

restaurant buildings, which will cost between $10 million and $15 million each in addition to refurbishing six other buildings, at an average cost of around $4 million each. The rehabilitation of all restroom areas is also included in the rest stop investment. Sunoco is covering New Jersey Republican gas station improvements and Governor Chris Christie will build a convenience store announced the rest area at the Brookdale North Service renovation plan last month. Area on the parkway, which (Photo Credit: Wikipedia) currently only has a gas station Christie said in his an- with no public restrooms. It also nouncement of the renovations will build a convenience store that they are all “long overdue,” to replace the main restaurant and it is the rest stops the usually give travelers “their first impression” of New Jersey. “I’m hoping the new VIN reports, “The agreement buildings have an open calls for HMS Host to invest in flow feel to them, a little 14 service area restaurant facilmore breathing space.” ities and construct eight new

building that is being torn down at the Alexander Hamilton Service Area on the turnpike. ‘I will be glad to see new facilities in place,’ Jody Marquez said while sipping coffee at the Monmouth Service area in Wall Township last week. The 40-year-old Brooklyn, New York, resident said she’s a frequent traveler on the parkway and turnpike because most of her extended family lives in towns near the Jersey Shore.” Marquez told reporters, “I’m not saying the current places are bad, because they’re not. They just seem cramped because the designs don’t feature open spaces, and everything seems on top of something else. I’m hoping the new buildings have an open flow feel to them, a little more breathing space.”


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Palestinian with Work Permit Murders 3 Security Guards in Terror Shooting near J’slm Continued from page 1 Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the Palestinian leadership needed to take action against such attacks or there would be no point in following up on the US initiative to relaunch peace talks. "The terrible attack at Har Adar is the Palestinian reception for US envoy Jason Greenblatt," she said, as was reported by i24 News. "The American efforts must focus first of all on ending the murderous Palestinian terror." Hotovely renewed the Israeli government's call for the Palestinian Authority to stop paying

allowances to the families of those killed or jailed while carrying out attacks, which Israel strongly condemns as encouraging poor Palestinians to turn to terror in a bid to be jailed and gift their families with a better standard of living. "There's no point negotiating with someone who just fans the flames of terror and continues to pay terrorists' families," Hotovely said. i24 News reported that Greenblatt later released his own condolences over the attack, writing on Twitter that "My family & I are horrified by the attack in Har Adar. Shame on Hamas & others who praised

Israel Border Police said the terrorist who was later identified as 37-year-old Namer Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal, a father of four and a day laborer from nearby Bait Surik, possessed a work permit enabling him to enter Har Adar. Jamal had aroused the suspicions of the security coordinator there, and opened fire with a pistol

the attack. All must stand against terror!" and that he was praying for the victims and the relatives. The US embassy in Tel Aviv

“All the efforts of the occupation to falsify the facts will not change the fact that Jerusalem is Arab and Palestinian, and that our people will fight until the end to liberate it.” - Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem lent support to Israeli claims that incitement is a chief cause

Daoud Shehab, head of the Islamic Jihad’s media office said, “The Jerusalem operation embodies the living conscience of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people, as well as rearranging the national priorities that have been mixed up and scattered over the power struggles and political acrimony… it is a practical response to the occupations actions on al-Aqsa.”

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Appeal of Conscience Foundation Honors Corporate Global Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner at the Hilton Edited by: JV Staff

T 2017 Appeal of Conscience Award Recipients: Rabbi Arthur Schneier (2nd from right), the president and founder of The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, presents the 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards to Masayoshi Son (far left), Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group, Brian Moynihan (2nd from left), Chairman and CEO of Bank of America and Paul Polman (far right), Chief Executive Officer of Unilever. (AP Images)

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization, which has brought together corporate and religious leaders for more than half a century who are dedicated to religious freedom, human rights and tolerance, and its president and founder Rabbi Arthur Schneier (pictured above) presented the 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards to three prominent global corporate leaders from the United States, Europe and Asia at the 52nd Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday evening, September 18th (AP Images)

The 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards were presented to three prominent global corporate leaders from the United States, Europe and Asia at the 52nd Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday evening, September 18th (AP Images)

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization, which has brought together corporate and religious leaders for more than half a century who are dedicated to religious freedom, human rights and tolerance, honors corporate global leaders from the United States, Europe and Asia with 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards (AP Images)

he Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization, which has brought together corporate and religious leaders for more than half a century who are dedicated to religious freedom, human rights and tolerance, and its president and founder Rabbi Arthur Schneier presented the 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards to three prominent global corporate leaders from the United States, Europe and Asia at the 52nd Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards at the New York Hilton on Monday evening, September 18th. The honorees were: Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America, Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever and Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank Group. “Governments across the globe need the cooperation and guidance of corporate visionary leaders and courageous religious leaders who are committed to a civic and moral partnership in facing the challenges of a turbulent, volatile world in transition,” said Rabbi Arthur Schneier. “It is essential that corporate leaders follow the example of our three honorees in their efforts to better our world.” Rabbi Arthur Schneier was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton, for “his service as an international envoy for four administrations” and as a Holocaust survivor for “devoting a lifetime to overcoming forces of hatred and intolerance.” In 2015 Pope Francis bestowed upon him the Knighthood of St. Sylvester. Rabbi Schneier is the recipient of the Legion d’honneur and other high awards from many nations. In a written correspondence, President Donald Trump said, “Since 1965, the Appeal of Conscience Foundation has advanced the moral cause of religious liberty and mutual understanding among the great faiths and in nations across our world. And to this day, guided by the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, and "Appeal of Conscience Foundation is pleased to recognize Brian T. Moynihan, a man of faith and a corporate leader with a sense of social responsibility, who, by deed and action, has advanced human dignity by encouraging a standard in global diversity and inclusion,” said Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Group, Principal Owner of the New England Patriots and a Presiding Chairman of the Awards Dinner. Robert Kraft has donated over $100 million to a variety of philanthropic causes including education, healthcare, youth sports and both American and Israeli causes. One of Mr. Kraft’s most distinctive projects is supporting American Football Israel, including Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem and the Kraft Family Football League. In 2017, Kraft announced a contribution of $6 million to build

the first ever regulation size American football field in Israel. In June 2017, Mr. Kraft, along with several NFL Hall of Famers traveled to Israel for the grand opening of the new Kraft Family Sports Campus. "I’m pleased to accept this award on behalf of my Bank of America teammates. All of us at tonight’s dinner recognize the work of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and Rabbi Arthur Schneier’s principle that tolerance is how society keeps its balance,” said Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America. “My teammates and I work each day to provide great service to our clients, good returns for our shareholders, and responsible, sustainable growth for the communities we serve. We also know that having courageous conversations around difficult issues fosters tolerance and enables us to live our purpose.” Mr. Moynihan guides a team of over 200,000 employees and has led each of the major customer and client businesses: consumer and small business banking, wealth management, and corporate and investment banking. In addition to his responsibilities at Bank of America, Mr. Moynihan participates in the World Economic Forum International Business Council, the Business Roundtable, the Bi-Partisan Policy Center CEO Council on Health and Innovation, the Financial Services Forum, and the Financial Services Roundtable, the last two of which he chairs. "Appeal of Conscience Foundation is proud to honor Paul Polman whose vision has established an unprecedented standard in which the global business community accepts responsibility and commitment to use its resources and vast reach to create a positive impact worldwide," said Jerry Speyer, Chairman, Tishman Speyer and a Presiding Chairman of the Awards Dinner. “It’s clear to me that business has a part to play in regaining our common purpose. In fact, I don’t believe we can fix our broken society or our degraded environment without business. I’m encouraged because many businesses are stepping up. It is significant tonight, for example, that you have chosen to recognize three business leaders,” said Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. “A growing number of leaders are speaking out on everything from LGBT rights to climate change to civic protection; there is a rising tide of business leaders who see their role as putting their companies to the service of society, and not the other way around. But we need more and the task is urgent.” In recognition of his contribution to responsible business, Mr. Polman has received numerous awards and accolades including WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Gold Conservation Medal (2013), the Centre for Global Development’s Commitment to Development Ideas in Action Award (2013), the Rainforest

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever & Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank Group with Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue (AP Images)

Rabbi Arthur Schneier is seen here with both religious and corporate leaders at the Appeal of Conscience Awards dinner (AP Images)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, along with Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group & Rabbi Arthur Schneier (AP Images)

More distinguished guests at the 2017 Appeal of Conscience Awards (AP Images)

Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), the UN Foundation’s Champion for Global Change Award (2014), the Oslo Business for Peace Award (2015) and the UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award (2015). "Appeal of Conscience Foundation proudly recognizes

Masayoshi Son for channeling his successes into improving the lives of men and women across the globe,” said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, and a Presiding Chairman of the Awards Dinner. “A visionary business See Appeal of Conscience , page 37


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Software Giant SAP to Buy Israeli Firm Gigya for Over $350M in Cash By: Assa Sasson

Gigya raised $104 million in seven rounds, the last in 2014, when it was valued at $300 million. Gigya has 100 employees in Israel. Gigya analyzes user data for large publishers. Its clients include Fox, Forbes and Turner, and among its investors are Israel’s Vintage Investment Partners as well as Adobe, Intel Capital and Advance Publications, which owns Condé Nast. Gigya raised $104 million in seven rounds, the last in 2014, when it was valued at $300 million. Gigya has 100 employees in Israel. Speaking to TheMarker in

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AP, Europe’s biggest software firm and the world’s fourth biggest, has agreed to pay over $350 million in cash for Israel's Gigya, TheMarker has learned. The final details will be completed and made public within a few weeks. Eyal Magen, Rooly Eliezerov and Eran Kutner, the co-founders of Gigya, which provides a customer-identity management platform for large Internet sites, will each receive $17 million.

O Gigya analyzes user data for large publishers. Its clients include Fox, Forbes and Turner, and among its investors are Israel’s Vintage Investment Partners as well as Adobe, Intel Capital and Advance Publications, which owns Condé Nast.

2014, Eliezerov said, “We can be a billion-dollar company. When I imagine Gigya in five years, I see a user base of up to one billion. We see the trend from the firms using our services. It began with media firms, quick to try new things, moved to online business and now even insurance companies. We’re not worried about the potential market size.” The company was founded in 2006 on the coattails of two increasingly dominant trends: the rise of social networks, then with Myspace and just before the socalled Facebook revolution; and the growth of online ecosystems to help leverage these social networks’ power. The three wanted to help connect the myriad of online content publishers to

the increasingly popular social networks. In the years that followed, with the success of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the potential of sites that use information from social networks to enhance users’ experience became clear. Gigya knew how to use users’ identities on social networks — from geographic location, to personal interests to their influence on other users in their social networks — to help publishers to leverage their content. SAP has been active in Israel since 1998 and employs over 700 workers. SAP’s largest purchase to date of an Israeli company was Top Tier, which it acquired in 2001 for $400 million.  (HA’ARETZ)

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n Sunday September 24th, Arison Holdings, the closely held company owned by Shari Arison, announced that it has reached a nonbinding agreement to sell 49% of its shares in Israel’s largest lender. As reported by Haaretz the shares of Bank Hapoalim will be sold to a group of North American investors, for $930 million, or 3.25 billion shekels. Shari Arison currently holds a 20.1% controlling stake in Hapoalim. The agreement puts a valuation of $33 billion on the bank, so that the sale price per share of the 10 stake is at only a 2.5 percent premium. The agreement is only in its preliminary stages. The investors, which have not yet been named, still need to go through due diligence of the bank and attain regulatory approval. As per Haaretz’s sources the investor group includes two Canadian financial institutions with assets in excess of $100 billion and one U.S. investment company, none of which have ever invested in Israel before. The new investors would get seats on the bank’s board and shared control of Hapoalim. Arison will at least initially retain formal control in the publicly traded bank, which boasts 341 billion shekels in deposits. Arison Holdings CEO,

Arison Holdings, the closely held company owned by Shari Arison (pictured above) announced that it has reached a nonbinding agreement to sell 49% of its shares in Israel’s largest lender. As reported by Haaretz the shares of Bank Hapoalim will be sold to a group of North American investors, for $930 million, or 3.25 billion shekels

Efrat Peled, has notified Bank of Israel Banks Supervisor Hedva Ber to the impending deal. Ber, who will have the power to approve of the deal, has not yet made a public comment. Bank sources, however, say the initial take was positive, and that the foreign interest in the Israeli

company was something to be proud of. Arison Holdings was inherited by Shari in 1999. Her father, Ted Arison, Israeli-American founder of Carnival Cruise Lines, purchased the Bank’s shares two decades ago. Their Hapoalim stake is worth about $1.86 billion, or 6.5 billion shekels. Arison Holdings is a billion dollar company which also has controlling stakes in property developer Housing & Construction Limited, Salt of the Earth and Miya, the water company. Arison is also expected to sell Isracard, the bank’s credit card component that is being divested in order to meet a government deadline. The business mogul has long sought to sell at least a portion of her Hapoalim stake because over the last decade regulatory restraints have made it difficult for the bank to generate expected returns. Four years ago, the Bank of Israel allowed Hapoalim to resume its dividend payments, and it now pays out 40% of its net profit. “Upon completion of the deal, we will work with the new partners, the managers and employees of the bank toward long-term development and growth for the benefit of shareholders, the Israeli customer and the economy,” said Arison Investments.


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A Sweet Sukkot Menu Don’t put away the honey yet!

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um-high heat for 5-7 minutes. 8. Add chicken, reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes 9. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 50-55 minutes Makes 6-8 servings

Fragrant Carrot and Raisin Basmati Rice (Parve)

FRAGRANT CARROT AND RAISIN BASMATI RICE (PARVE)

• 1 medium onion, sliced • 4 cups freshly shredded carrots • 2 tbsp vegetable oil • 2 cups water • 1 1/2 tsp salt • 3/4 cup raisins • 1 1/2 cups white basmati rice Topping: • 5 tbsp raw slivered almonds • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil 1. In a 3 qt sauté pan, heat oil and cook onions at medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes

2. Add shredded carrots and continue cooking at medium-low heat for about 7 minutes 3. Add water, salt and raisins and bring to a boil 4. Add rice and stir well. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes 5. In a separate skillet, slivered almonds in 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Set aside 6. Uncover the rice and quickly and gently fluff it up with a fork. Put the lid back on and let it sit, off the heat, for 10 minutes. 7. Top with almonds before serving ENJOY! from May I have that Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Yields about 4 cups

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ABC's of Yom Kippur Guidelines for the holiest day of the Jewish year – the Day of Atonement By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons

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ollowing the sin of the Golden Calf, Moses pleaded with God to forgive the people. Finally on Yom Kippur, atonement was achieved and Moses brought the second set of Tablets down from Mount Sinai. From that day forward, every Yom Kippur carries with it a special power to cleanse our mistakes (both individually and collectively) and to wipe the slate clean. This works on two conditions: (1) We do a process called teshuva – literally "return." Teshuva involves four steps: • Regret – acknowledging that a mistake was made, and feeling regret at having squandered some of our potential. • Cessation – Talk is cheap, but stopping the harmful action shows a true commitment to change. • Confession – To make it more “real,” we admit our mistake verbally, and ask forgiveness from anyone we may have harmed. • Resolution – We make a firm commitment not to repeat the harmful action in the future. (2) Though the combination of teshuva and Yom Kippur atones for transgressions against God, it does not automatically erase wrongs committed against other people. It is therefore the universal Jewish custom – some time before Yom Kippur – to apologize and seek forgiveness

another year of life. For many, this decision hangs in the balance from any friend, relative, or acThroughout the year, many for nine days until Yom Kippur, quaintance whom we may have people spend their days focus- when the final decision is sealed. harmed or insulted over the past ing on food, work, material pos- With this in mind, the prayers of year. sessions (symbolized by shoes) Yom Kippur are designed to stir and superficial pleasures (sym- us to mend our ways: Angel for a Day bolized by anointing). On Yom • The Yom Kippur prayers On Yom Kippur, every Jew becomes like an angel. In the Jewish understanding, angels are completely spiritual beings, whose sole focus is to serve their Creator. The Maharal of Prague explains: All the mitzvot that God commanded us on [Yom Kippur] are designed to remove, as much as possible, a person's relationship to physicality, until he is completely like an angel. Just as angels (so to speak) stand upright, so too we spend most of Yom Kippur standing in the synagogue. And just as angels (so to speak) wear white, so Every Yom Kippur carries with it a special power to cleanse our too we are accustomed to wear mistakes (both individually and collectively) and to wipe the white on Yom Kippur. Just as slate clean. angels do not eat or drink, so too we do not eat or drink. Kippur, we restore our priorities begin before sundown with the This idea even has a practical to what really counts in life. haunting melody of Kol Nidrei. application in Jewish law: typAs Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler The Torah scrolls are all removed ically, the second verse of the writes: from the Ark, and the chazzan Shema, Baruch Shem, is recited On Yom Kippur, the power (cantor) chants the Kol Nidrei quietly. But on Yom Kippur, it is of the [physical] inclination is prayer three times, each with proclaimed out loud – just like muted. Therefore, one's yearn- greater intensity. the angels do. ing for spiritual elevation reas• The special Yom Kippur serts itself, after having lain dor- Amidah (standing prayer) incorFive Aspects mant as a result of sin's deaden- porates the Al-Chet confession There are five areas of physi- ing effect on the soul. This re- of our various mistakes. With cal involvement from which we juvenation of purpose entitles a each mention of a mistake, we person to special consideration lightly beat our chest with the fist refrain on Yom Kippur: and forgiveness. – as if to say that it is our impuls1. Eating and drinking es that got the best of us. 2. Washing • The Yizkor service – said in 3. Applying oils or lotions to Structure of the Day the skin On Rosh Hashana, the Books memory of loved ones – is recit4. Marital relations of Life and Death are open and ed following the morning Torah 5. Wearing leather shoes God writes who will be granted reading.

• The lengthy Mussaf service features a recounting of the Yom Kippur rite in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. A highlight was the High Priest entering the Holy of Holies – the only person to do so, this one time a year. The Mussaf service also records how the High Priest would pronounce God's holy name, and in response the assembled Jews would prostrate on the ground. When reaching these passages, we too prostrate ourselves on the ground. • At the Mincha service, we read the Book of Jonah, the biblical story of a prophet who tried to “flee from God” and wound up swallowed into the belly of a huge fish. • While a regular weekday has three prayer services, and Shabbat and holidays have four, Yom Kippur is the only day of the year that has five. This final prayer is called Ne’ilah, literally the “closing of the gates,” which serves as the final chance to ensure that our decree for the year is “sealed” in the Book of Life. At the conclusion of Ne’ilah, the shofar is sounded – one long blast, signifying our confidence in having passed the High Holidays with a good judgment. • At the conclusion of Yom Kippur, Havdallah is recited over a cup of wine. There is no blessing on spices (unless Yom Kippur was on Shabbat), but we do use a Havdallah candle – which should be lit from a flame that burned throughout Yom Kippur.

nightfall. During the afternoon hours leading up to Yom Kippur, it is a special mitzvah to eat a festive meal. For making your fast easier, hydration is the key. Avoid coffee or coke, because caffeine is a diuretic. Heavy coffee drinkers can also avoid the dreaded headache by slowly reducing the amount of consumption over the week leading up to Yom Kippur. (See Aish’s “Guide to an Easy Fast”) At the festive meal, eat a moderate portion of food so as not to speed up the digestion process. After you complete the festive meal, leave some extra time before sundown to drink.

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If someone is ill and a doctor is of the opinion that fasting might pose a life-danger, then the patient should eat or drink small amounts. The patient should try to eat only about 30 ml (one fluid ounce) and wait nine minutes before eating again. Once nine minutes have passed, one can eat this small amount again, and so on throughout the day. With drinking, try to drink less than what the Talmud calls "melo lugmav" – the amount that would fill a person's puffedout cheek. While this amount will vary from person to person, it is approximately 35 ml (just over one fluid ounce) and one should wait nine minutes before The Fast Itself drinking again. Wishing you a meaningful The Yom Kippur fast begins before sundown, and extends Yom Kippur!  25 hours until the following (AISH.COM)

Rabbinic Leadership, Activism and a Vision for the Future Igud Harabbanim – Rabbinical Alliance of America gathers for 29th annual Siyum Hashas By: Shimmy Blum

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of intriguing maarei mekomos (Torah sources) and perspectives that rabbanim can utilize when addressing their kehillos during the upcoming Yomim Tovim. A range of powerful drush material was shared by Rabbi Klass; Rabbi Shalom Axelrod of Young Israel of Woodmere; Rabbi Shmuel Marcus of Young Israel of Queens Valley; and Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Igud Presidium member and Rosh Kollel Ayshel Avraham in Monsey. The dais, with the Shul’s exquisite Aron Kodesh as a backdrop, was a live testament to the vibrancy of the Igud chain, where veteran senior rabbanim pass the torch to the next generation of effective leaders. Noted community activist Mark Meyer Appel addressed the audience as well, sharing the Igud’s legislative accomplishments and future agenda on issues such as special education, tuition relief and more. This session was dedicated in memory of HaRav Shlomo (Saul) Eisner zt”l, by Rebbetzin Fayge Eisner and Family.

abbinic leaders from across the country flocked to the Sephardic Lebanese Synagogue in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening for the 29th annual Chai Elul Siyum Hashas held by the Igud Harabbanim – Rabbinical Alliance of America. This is the premier annual event of the rabbinical body, which was founded in 1942 by gedolim such as Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky zt”l, Rav Gedaliah Schorr zt”l and Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz zt”l, and encouraged and guided by the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l & Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l. The Igud currently has a network of over 950 rabbanim, as well as a Beth Din led by Rav Herschel Kurzrock, and robust clout in the government advocacy sphere. The event opened within the beautiful main Sanctuary of the Sephardic Lebanese Synagogue, which is led by the esteemed Chacham Eliyahu Elbaz. Commencing with the traditional “Chomer L’Drush” session chaired by Rabbi Yaakov Klass, member of the RAA Presidium Completing Shas and Rav of Congregation Bnei – Together Matisyahu in Brooklyn. During A grand Siyum Hashas folthis session, several dynamic lowed in the Shul’s beautiful Igud rabbanim shared an array hall, where a hot, delicious Seu-

of Ahi Ezer delivered riveting addresses highlighting the significance of the Siyum and the das Mitzvah was served by Pre- importance of the Igud mission. mier Catering. For the 29th year, Rabbi Chaim Komendant, the the rabbanim of the Igud collec- recently appointed Menahel and tively completed Shas, and this Dayan of the Igud Beth Din, Siyum is their celebratory event. spoke about the importance of It is also the 19th year that the having a Beth Din with impecevent was held at the Sephardic cable integrity.

lel Birchas Shmuel in Passaic, who elaborated upon the MitzThe event opened vah of Krias Shema. within the beautiful The Siyum Hashas was dedimain Sanctuary of the cated in memory of HaRav Meir Sephardic Lebanese Shapiro zt”l by Reb Pinny ShapSynagogue, which is led iro and Family. by the esteemed Chacham

Activism and More

The final segment of this momentous event focused on the important askanus work that the Igud/RAA and its affiliates conduct, both publicly and behind the scenes, on a variety of key issues to advocate on behalf of Torah true values in the USA and Israel: Supporting Israeli Chief Rabbinate and its jurisdiction over the holiness of the Kosel (Western Wall) area; educating and advocating on end of life issues and proper burial standards; the support of the Seven Universal Laws of Noah within the realm of government A group photo of some of the rabbis in attendance at the 29th policies; alleviating the opioid annual Chai Elul Siyum Hashas held by the Igud Harabbanim – crises; and organizing youth inRabbinical Alliance of America tervention programs. The Siyum Hashas and Rabbi Yaakov Menken of the Lebanese Synagogue. A special proclamation was presented to Hadran were recited by HaR- Coalition for Jewish Values, acChacham Eliyahu Elbaz for hav- av Doniel Lander, Rosh Yeshi- companied by Rabbi Pesach Leing his Shul serve as the “Ach- va, Yeshivas Ohr HaChaim of rner, shared his important work saniya Shel Torah,” (Torah host). Queens, who then presented an in extolling the Torah commuRabbi Yehoshua Hecht, intricate discourse on the topic nity’s true values on issues such Rav of Beth Israel Synagogue of “Mitzvos Tzrichos Kavana.” as family, morality and more to Chabad in Norwalk, CT, and The new cycle of Shas – to be the world at large, and particIgud Presidium Chairman, completed by the Igud rab- ularly to non-Jewish activists welcomed the esteemed guests. banim over the next year, b’ezras who share many policy goals. Rabbi Shmaryahu Shulman, Ze- Hashem – was begun by HaRav The RAA’s strong backing of his kan Rosh Beth Din of the Igud, Chaim Davis, Rav K’hillas Bais work add a heft of credibility and Chacham Hanania Elbaz Medrash L’Torah and Rosh Kol- and effectiveness to his efforts.

Eliyahu Elbaz.

The energetic Reb Duvi Honig of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, which works together with the Igud on a variety of issues, stressed the importance of the Jewish community to network and work together proactively. He placed a particular focus on the power of networking to help others succeed in parnassah (livelihood) and introduced the “Parneis Beis Knesses” program, where each kehillah designates one or two individuals to assist members with parnassah networking and resources. Before Birchas Hamazon, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice President of the Igud, expressed the body’s ambitious work to spread Torah true values on myriad fronts, particularly the battle to maintain the Chief Rabbinate’s control over the Kosel Hamaaravi, the Western Wall area in Jerusalem. Pointing to the diverse group of rabbanim seated throughout the room, Rabbi Mirocznik exclaimed, “These are the people who take the heat for the Kosel’s holiness…Thank you for being our fearless leaders!”


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Exploring the Al-Chet Prayer The Yom Kippur service features a long list of 44 mistakes. What does it all mean? By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons

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hen one begins to look at the task of teshuva (repentance), it can be overwhelming. We've made so many mistakes this past year that it's hard to know where to begin! Clearly, if we don't have an excellent system for tackling this project, it will be very time consuming, draining — and ultimately unproductive. In Judaism we say that if you can get to the root of the problem, you can eliminate it entirely. That is the goal of the "Al Chet" prayer that we say so many times during Yom Kippur services. These 44 statements are not a list of mistakes, but rather identify the roots of mistakes. We'll examine the "Al Chet" prayer, one statement at a time. But remember: "Change" is a process that doesn't happen immediately. Don't try to conquer too many things at once; it may be too overwhelming. Instead, choose the areas that cut closest to the root of your problems. This will maximize your success in the Teshuva process.

means that I closed myself off to deep, human emotions like compassion and caring. The newspapers and streets seem so filled with one tragic story after another, that I can become desensitized to the whole idea of human suffering. Ask yourself: Did I ignore the poor and the weak? When I did give charity, was it done enthusiastically or begrudgingly? Was I kind, compassionate and loving when my family and friends needed me to be? Do I feel the pain of Jews who are assimilating, and of how that impacts the Jewish nation as a whole?

3. For the mistakes we committed before You without thinking (or without knowledge).

Every day, we should pray to God for the ability to think and reason. A clear mind is integral to our growth and development. If we're riding in a car and staring aimlessly out the window, then for those precious moments we are nothing more than zombies. 1. For the mistakes Ask yourself: we committed Do I carefully examine my before You under society and surroundings, duress and willingly. weighing out what is right and How can we be held account- what is wrong? Do I constantly review my able for mistakes committed under duress?! The answer is that major goals in life? Do I strive for a constant sometimes, we get into compromising situations because we are awareness of the presence of not careful. Many of these "acci- God? Is one of my goals in life to be dents" can be avoided by setting limitations to avoid temptation. a "thinking" individual? Ask yourself: 4. For the mistakes Duress: Did I put myself into com- we committed promising situations, and then before You through when I got into trouble ratio- things we blurted nalize by saying it was "unavoid- out with our lips. able" or "accidental"? A wise man once said, "You Have I tried making "fences" don't have to say everything you so that I won't transgress? think." The Talmud says that Have I considered setting up when we speak, our lips and a penalty system as a deterrent teeth should act as "gates," conagainst certain mistakes? trolling whatever flows out. When I legitimately got into Ask yourself: an unavoidable situation, did I Do I think before I speak? stop to consider why God might Am I prone to thoughtless want me to experience this par- outbursts? ticular challenge? Do I make hasty promises Willingly: that I am unlikely to fulfill? Did I make mistakes because I was lazy, or because my lower, 5. For the mistake animalistic urges were getting we committed before You in public the better of me?

2. For the mistakes we committed before You through having a hard heart. Hardening

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On the other hand, did I do good deeds in public — that I would otherwise not have done — simply so that others would see me? Private: Did I act privately in a way that I would be ashamed if anyone found out? Did I consider how God is watching even in my most private moments? Did I convince myself that because nobody sees me, the mistakes somehow don't count?

and in private.

Ask yourself: Public: Did I do foolish or degrading things to attract attention or approval?

Did I seek opportunities to Was I insensitive toward my elevate others with an encourag- friends' needs, or did I hurt their ing word? feelings? Did I take advantage of some8. For the mistakes one who trusted me as a friend? we committed Did I check my email or anbefore You with swer my cell phone while lisknowledge tening to a friend, thus denying and deceit. them my full attention? Have I made a conscious efAs we know, knowledge is a powerful tool — and a danger- fort to become a better friend? ous weapon when misused. 11. For the mistakes Ask yourself: Did I use knowledge of a cer- we committed tain situation to deceive others? before You Did I use knowledge to de- through insincere ceive myself — i.e. did I ratio- confession. nalize away my bad actions? On Yom Kippur when we say each line of the "Al Chet" prayer, we gently strike our heart — as if to say that it was "passion and desire" that led to these mistakes. Do we really mean it? Ask yourself: Did I ever apologize without being sincere? Have I committed myself to "change" without seriously following up?

Saying the Al Chet at the selichos prayers

6. For the mistakes we committed before You through immorality.

When the Torah speaks of immorality, it usually refers to sexual immorality. Since sex is the strongest human drive (next to survival itself), it can therefore be used to achieve the greatest degree of holiness, or — as we so often witness — the greatest degree of debasement. Ask yourself: Did I speak or act in a way that lowered sexuality as a vehicle for spiritual connection? Do I realize how sexual immorality reduces the spiritual potential of future, more holy unions?

7. For the mistakes we committed before You through harsh speech.

Speech is the unique human faculty, and is the way we build bridges between each other — and through prayer, with God. That's why abuse of speech is considered one of the gravest mistakes possible. Ask yourself: Did I speak to anyone in a harsh and forceful manner? Did I gossip? Did I engage in idle chatter that wasted my time and that of others?

Did I use knowledge to circumvent the spirit of the law? Did I use knowledge to show off and impress others?

9. For the mistakes we committed before You through inner thoughts.

The Talmud says that "Bad thoughts are (in one way) even worse than bad deeds." This is because from a spiritual perspective, "thoughts" represent a higher dimension of human activity. ("Thoughts" are rooted in the spiritual world; "deeds" are rooted in the physical world.) Ask yourself: Did I think in a negative way about people, or wish bad upon them? Did I fantasize about doing bad deeds?

10. For the mistakes we committed before You through wronging a friend.

"Friendship" is one of the highest forms of human activity. When we reach out and connect with others, we experience the unity of God's universe, and bring the world closer to perfection. Ask yourself: Did I strive to go out of my way to help friends, based on my commitment to be their friend?

of my parents? Do I ever actually communicate a dislike toward them? Do I make the effort to appreciate how much my parents have done for me? If I were a parent, what would I want from my children? Am I giving that now to my parents? Do I give special attention to the needs of the elderly? Teachers: Have I maximized opportunities to learn from rabbis and teachers? Have I actively sought the guidance and counsel of wise people?

15. For the mistakes we committed before You by exercising power.

God apportions to everyone exactly what they need: whether wealth, intelligence, good fortune, etc. Only when we feel our position is independent of God do we seek to dominate others for our own advantage. 12. For the mistakes Ask yourself: we committed Did I take advantage of those before You while who are weak — either physicalgathering to do ly, economically or politically? negative things. Did I manipulate or intimiEngaging in evil as a lone in- date someone into doing somedividual is bad enough. But just thing he'd really rather not have? as the secular courts treat "conspiracy" more seriously, so too 16. For the mistakes God despises the institutionaliz- we committed before You through ing of bad habits. desecrating Ask yourself: Am I part of a regular group God's name. that discusses negative things? As a "Light Unto the Nations," Did I participate in a gath- every Jew is a messenger of God ering that led to negative in this world, responsible to activities? project a positive image. Am I careful to associate only Ask yourself: with moral and ethical people? Did I ever act in a way that brought less honor and respect 13. For the mistakes to God? we committed Did I ever act in way that gave before You willfully a bad impression about what it and unintentionally. means to be a Jew? Did I take every opportunity Willfully: Did I ever "act out" in a desire to enlighten others about the to demonstrate my indepen- beauty of Torah? dence from God? 17. For the mistakes Unintentionally: Did I make mistakes out of we committed carelessness? Could they have before You with foolish speech. been avoided? People have a habit of talking 14. For the mistakes for talking's sake. When we're we committed bored, we may get on the phone, before You by and "talk and talk and talk." degrading parents Don't talk without a purpose. In and teachers. any conversation ask yourself: Parents and teachers are our "Is there any point to this confirst authority figures in life, versation? Am I learning anyand by way of association they thing? Am I growing?" If you teach us how to be respectful can't identify the point, there toward God and His mitzvot. probably is none. Ask yourself: The breakdown of respect for Did I waste time by talking parents and teachers corrodes about trivial things? the moral core of society. Do I seek to share words of Ask yourself: Parents: See Exploring the Al-Chet , page 36 Do I sometimes think poorly

THIS TORAH PORTION OF THE WEEK IS DEDICATED IN THE MEMORY OF

Gabriel Chehebar A.H.

BY HIS WIFE MARCELLE AND THEIR CHILDREN A renowned philanthropist, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a exceptionally generous community activist And an Amud Chesed (Pillar of Kindness). All the years of his life were dedicated to Kiddush Hashem, Giving honor to the Torah and helping his family, friends and the entire Jewish nation.


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abortion access, and women’s sexual agency. Legendary author and tiam—“Through Science to Jus- sex-therapist Ruth Westheimer tice”. At the same time, Jewish joins Atina Grossmann (Cooper feminists played a major role in Union), author of Reforming Sex: movements for birth control, The German Movement for Birth

A Cotton That Can Continued from page 42

optic-fiber-embedded material that could deliver phototherapy Argaman also is in discus- to psoriasis patients or to jaunsions with a global fashion firm diced newborns. Argaman is a member of a to create a new “lifestyle” brand new five-year consortium estabof products. Still in the development lished in the Israel Innovation stage at Argaman are garments Authority’s MAGNET program, that can deliver transdermal which aims to unite technology chemotherapy or other phar- and industrial companies with maceutical treatments and an academic research institutes to

Brooklyn Democrats Protest Continued from page 9 with it, but that’s the process.” The Observer was told by Weinberg that he wished “everyone had our rules” but that they cannot “force anyone to play by them.” The Observer reports, “He explained that the Manhattan county committee rules give them the option to hold a joint convention but that the Brooklyn Democratic Party declined.” Squadron announced his departure from the state Senate in early August, which was after the deadline for petitioning. Therefore, a special election was required to fill his seat.

According to the Observer, “The party nominee for the November election is chosen in a selection process spearheaded by the chairs of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Democratic parties. The rules permit the chairs to conduct a process whose result is determined exclusively by party activists from Manhattan, or to give party activists across the Senate district a vote. Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso — the only elected official at the protest, who was among candidates endorsed by New Kings Democrats for the September primary — said that who the candidate is ‘is irrelevant’ at this

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in the middle of a distasteful joke? It can be insidious, but all of a sudden you find yourTorah at every opportunity? self dragged into a discussion 18. For the mistakes that has taken a turn for the we committed worse. Learn to switch tracks. before You with Monitor your conversations, vulgar speech. and when you notice them Did you ever find yourself slipping off track, pull them

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tate family — had criticized the secrecy surrounding the island with neighborhood groups and and its potential danger to a propotential opponents was one of tected Hudson estuary.” There are no definite plans for the lessons that Whitney officials learned from Diller Island’s the Hammon’s installation, and cautionary tale. Opponents of the Whitney would first need to the Diller project — chiefly, a obtain approval from the Hudcivic group backed by Douglas son River Park Trust, who apDurst of the New York real es- pear open to the project so far.

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Trump a "bum," and blasted him for politicizing the tradiTrump's comments sparked tional White House invitation. an avalanche of criticism from "Going to White House was an professional athletes. NBA su- honor until you showed up," he perstar Lebron James called said.

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children a solid moral foundation and a strong Jewish identity. Littlejohn believes that a JewShe’s also excited for others to ish upbringing can help give her learn about what Chabad has to

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Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950, and Robert Beachy, author of Gay Berlin: Birthplace Continued from page 33 of a Modern Identity, for a discussion of how these pioneering figures influenced subsequent sure not to skip this step, lemand contemporary movements on juice keeps the sugar from for gay and transgender rights. crystallizing) 5. Crush the cloves and add  (TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK) them to the figs (you can use a spice grinder or a mortar and develop technologies for pro- pestle) ducing “smart” fabrics. 6. Cook for and hour and a “Not only are we built to take half to two hours. Let it sit for the concepts from academia — an hour. plus a lot of our own ideas — to ENJOY! From May I have the level that industry needs but that recipe we also have the ability in-house Cook time: 2 hours to supply all industrial members the understanding of the PARVE - VEGAN science, samples and industrial DOUBLE quantities of the new materials CHOCOLATE should the concepts go com- “YOGURT” CAKE mercial,” Gabbay says.  (ISRAEL 21C) point. He said that it is unfair that Manhattan can move through a county committee process but Brooklyn cannot.” Reynoso said they are “tired” of a small group deciding for the whole borough. Manhattan Democratic Party Leader Keith Wright was accused by Newell in a statement of arranging a deal in which the seat would be taken by Kavanagh. Newell said Squadron “clearly fostered and approved of the back-room deal to benefit his friend and chosen successor.” He said, “A deal made between two party bosses in the back room of Junior’s Restaurant is an appalling replacement for a public vote — and is a stain on the Democratic Party in New York.”

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establish the new facility. He emphasized that the American TPY-2, an X-Band radar that is presence “would not hamper the integrated with Israeli search IDFs ability to act independentand track radars to augment ly against any threat to the secuearly warning in the event of rity of the State of Israel.” He also noted that in recent ballistic missile attack from Iran. In his briefing to reporters, weeks, the IDFs Air Defense Haimovich said the IDF has Command stood up a new Iron been working with its U.S. coun- Dome battalion to enable the terparts for nearly two years to Jewish state to more equitably

Al-Arian and the Georgetown

many disciplines have been debating its relevance and practical manifestations in today's world," a conference description said. The meeting aims to "proback, gently and subtly. pose a new paradigm within the Ask yourself: context of the modern world. Did I contaminate my Al-Arian's academic friends mouth with vulgar speech? may not care about his work as Did I listen to vulgar speech the head of the Palestinian Isor jokes? lamic Jihad (PIJ)'s "active arm" Did I protest when I heard in America, his service as a PIJ vulgar speech? board member, or his efforts to Do I always express my- keep Iranian money flowing to self in the most pleasant way the terrorist group in the 1990s. possible? This is a man who, in the wake of a horrific double suicide (AISH.COM)

In a statement, Hudson River Park Trust president Madelyn Wils said, “The Whitney approached the trust with an idea for a highly site-specific project that would reflect the southern edge of Gansevoort’s physical and artistic history and role in the working waterfront. We think it’s an inspiring idea and look forward to hearing the community’s thoughts before pursuing it further.”

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bombing that killed 21 people at a bus station, saw fit to write that the attack "is the best guide and witness to what the believing few can do in the face of Arab and Islamic collapse at the heels of the Zionist enemy..." That bloodthirsty attitude makes sense, since the PIJ bylaws explicitly reject "any peaceful solution for the Palestinian Cause, and [affirms] the jihad solution and the martyrdom style as the only option for liberation." It seeks "a state of terror, instability and panic in the souls of the Zionists" and creating "a psychological barrier between the Jews and the Muslim Pales-

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ous survivors, too.” A 71-member Israeli delereport, “as rescuers dig through gation from the army’s Home the remnants of 38 collapsed Front Command has been buildings in Mexico City, they working in Mexico since have pulled dozens of bodies Thursday. Two Israeli aid orfrom the wreckage but numer- ganizations — IsraAID and

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deploy active defenses along its northern as well as southern borders, where Israel faces growing threats from Lebanon and Gaza, respectively. One of Israel’s operational Iron Dome systems is now in the U.S., where it is competing with U.S.-proposed systems for an interim — and possibly longer-term — solution to the medium- and short-range air defense requirement.  (DEFENSENEWS.COM) tinian people and the creation of a conviction that the coexistence is impossible..." While the Hamas charter has always been public, officials did not know PIJ had a similar document until federal investigators found it in Al-Arian's possession during 1995 searches of his home and offices. None of these academics gathering in Istanbul are dumb. They know these facts about their "very close friend" and still treat him as a respected academic. Including Al-Arian in an academic conference isn't about advancing scholarship. It's about rehabilitating a terrorist's reputation.  (INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT 

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iAid — also sent delegations to help with the search and rescue efforts. Mexico’s marines, considered the nation’s most elite troops, said they have recovered 102 bodies and rescued 115 people in the aftermath. The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.  (INN)

ed States of America,” Sanders claimed. In another instance, the VerContinued from page 10 Kobe Bryant, who visited refugees. To acknowledge this mont Senator suggested that the White House five times afpainful historical fact does not some U.S. funds meant for Israel ter racking up titles with the thousands of people already liv- ‘delegitimize’ Israel, any more should be used to help rebuild Lakers, tweeted that Trump's ing there, the Palestinian people. than acknowledging the Trail Gaza. "name alone creates division Over 700,000 people were made of Tears delegitimizes the Unit (INN) and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly Make America and she apologized — while conGreat Again".  (INN) veniently pretending it was a simple oversight, rather than just the Continued from page 10 all across the political spectrum. most outrageous instance of her "Guess what the Democrats’ fa- extremism" wrote the New York offer. “Hopefully, the word will get out,” she says. “We’re hoping was retweeting and character- vorite former CIA operative, Val- Post. that the Jews who are here will izing as thoughtful" Dershowitz erie Plame, was up to last week? Valerie Plame was a CIA offibe inspired to participate, and concluded. Peddling anti-Jewish propaganda cer whose identity was famously that more Jews will move to the Dershowitz was not the only on Twitter — and on Rosh Ha- revealed by Washington Post colarea.” public figure to criticize Plame - shanah, no less.At least she was umnist Robert Novak in 2003.  until her tweet sparked outrage (INN) (CHABAD.ORG) condemnations poured in from

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Israel and the American Continued from page 19 active Jews are in the synagogue, the less politically radical they are and the more devoted to Jewish causes they are. So it is hard to see how turning a blind eye to leftist and Muslim antisemitism will rally their current membership more than they already have been rallied. Moreover, the more radicalized Jews become politically, the more outlets they have for their political activism both as Jews and as leftists. No matter how anti-Trump Conservative and Reform leaders become, they can never rival the progressive forces in the Democratic Party. Prospects for success of the second strategy are arguably

even lower. The second strategy involves cultivating animosity toward Israel over the issue of egalitarian prayer at the Kotel. Last June, the government overturned an earlier decision to build a passageway connecting the Western Wall Plaza with Robinson’s Arch, along the Southern Wall, where egalitarian prayer services are held. The government also rescinded a previous decision to have representatives of the Conservative and Reform movements receive membership in the committee that manages the Western Wall Plaza. The government’s first decision was non-political. The Antiquities Authority nixed the construction of the passage due

Appeal of Conscience Continued from page 29 leader, he has used information technology to build bridges for peaceful coexistence among nations and used philanthropy to alleviate suffering and to better the future of humanity." “I am very honored and flattered to receive this Award,” said Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. “I founded SoftBank in 1981 to use power of the Information Revolution to make people happy, but there is much more we need to do,” he added. “We recently created the SoftBank Vision Fund to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs across the technology industry, and we believe they will address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. My hope is that we can really deliver something

meaningful to humanity over the long, long-term.” With the 2014 unveiling of ‘Pepper’, the world’s first personal robot that reads emotions, Mr. Son led SoftBank’s focus into smart robotics, AI and IoT. Mr. Son has also overseen investment in fast-growing Asian Internet companies like the transportation major Ola in India and the ride-share leader Didi Chuxing in China, among others. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund stated, "Making growth more inclusive and sustainable requires smart leadership, courage, and—above all— cooperation. I am optimistic that with organizations that seek to heal divisions and encourage dialogue, such as the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, and

to the adverse impact construction would have on the antiquities below the surface. As to the second decision, it is far from a matter of life and death. The committee has no power to influence egalitarian prayers for better or for worse. And yet, rather than acknowledge that the decision was a setback but it didn’t harm the status of egalitarian prayer at the Wall, the Reform and Conservative movements declared war against the government and dragged much of the organized Jewish establishment behind them. The Reform leadership canceled a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the Jewish Agency Board followed suit. Six hundred Conservative rabbis signed a letter to Net-

anyahu accusing him of betraying Diaspora Jewry and announcing they would be forced to reconsider their support for Israel. Ambassador David Friedman, who had just taken residence in Israel a month before the explosion, used his first public remarks as ambassador to call his fellow American Jews to order. Friedman said, “Yesterday, I heard something that I thought I’d never hear before. And I understand the source of the frustration and the source of the anger. But I heard a major Jewish organization say that they needed to rethink their support for the State of Israel. “That’s something unthinkable in my lifetime, up until yesterday. We have to do better. We must do better,” he said.

But in the intervening months, the Conservative and Reform movements have not relented in their attacks. They have ratcheted them up. The thinking appears to be that if they can make this problem look like a life or death struggle between Israel and progressive Jewry, they can both keep their dwindling bases engaged and attract members of the increasingly anti-Israel Jewish far Left. The problem with this is that just as they cannot outdo the Democratic Party in their hostility toward Trump, so the Conservative and Reform movements cannot be more anti-Israel than Jewish Voices for Peace and other anti-Israel Jewish groups. The question for Israelis is what this failure of the main-

stream American Jewish leadership means for the future of Israel’s relationship with American Jewry. Jewish survival and continuity through the ages has been predicated and dependent on our ability as Jews to uphold the commandment of the sages that all Jews are responsible for one another. As the most successful Jewish community in history, Israel has a special responsibility for our brethren in the Diaspora. The first step toward fulfilling our duty is to recognize the basic fact that while it is true that the American Jewish community is in crisis, the leaders of that community are in an even deeper crisis. And the key to strengthening and supporting the community is to bypass its failed leadership and speak and interact directly with American Jews.

strong leaders such as those being honored tonight, we can make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place and advance on Sustainable Development Goals.” Leaders of the Catholic, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist religions were in attendance and greetings were extended on behalf of Pope Francis, by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, “Rabbi Arthur Schneier, yours has been a life dedicated to witnessing and teaching religious freedom, mutual respect and acceptance, and peaceful co-existence… in the firm belief that freedom, democracy and human rights are what will give the countries and nations of the world their best hope for peace and security, the full enjoyment of fundamental human rights, and shared prosperity. Pope Francis fully shares

your conviction that a crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion itself.” The Honorary Co-Chairs of the Awards Dinner were Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, John D. Negroponte, Peter G. Peterson and Paul A. Volcker. Those serving as Dinner Co-Chairs included Len Blavatnik, Founder and Chairman Access Industries; John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman, President and CEO, The Red Apple Group; Michael L. Corbat, CEO, Citigroup; Paul J. Fribourg, Chairman and CEO, Continental Grain Company; Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson; Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Coca-Cola Company; Ronald S. Lauder, President, The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation; Maurice Lévy, President of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe;

Andrew N. Liveris, Executive Chairman, DowDuPont; Hon. Earle I. Mack, Senior Partner, The Mack Company; K. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, News Corp.; Anthony J. Pratt, Global Chairman, Pratt Industries; Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson, Pastor Emeritus, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church; Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations; Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America; Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America and Primate, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America; The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn; Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society; Cardinal Theodore E. McCa-

rrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington; Rev. Joseph O’Hare, S.J., President Emeritus, Fordham University; and Rev. Dr. Robert A. Rimbo, Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church. The invocation was delivered by H.E. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington DC, and Vice President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and the benediction by Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of Greek Orthodox Church. The international event brought together over 700 prominent leaders of business, religious and public life, foreign statesmen and the diplomatic corps in support of over half a century of the global interfaith Appeal of Conscience Foundation activities on behalf of religious freedom, human rights and tolerance and peaceful coexistence for over half a century.

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outskirts of Rhinebeck, New York, planned to keep the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt alive in Continued from page 7 Terrace from former Brook- the property by turning Oak lyn Assistant District Attorney Terrace into a space for civic vants with laundry, canoed the Robert Iannucci. He chose to engagement. In about a year, Hudson and picked books from sell it to Lamprou, over higher he plans to have the first floor her grandfather’s extensive li- bidders who planned to tear of the mansion open for use, brary to read in the shade of tall down the mansion or redevel- and within approximately two op it into a bed-and-breakfast. years, the entire building comoaks.” Lamprou, who resides in the pletely renovated. Lamprou bought the Oak

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ternalities of unchecked driving threatens to undo his good of miles city workers drive has work.” To be fair, the city recorded been climbing. “Very clearly the more cars one fatality in each of the last and trucks we have on our two years due to crashes involvstreets, the worse he’s going to ing city vehicles, admittedly an do on achieving those goals,” improvement over the eight said Paul Steely White, the ex- fatalities in the 2014 fiscal year. ecutive director of Transporta- Also, under Mr. de Blasio, the tion Alternatives. “The mayor’s city has doubled the number blind spot for the myriad ex- of electric vehicles in its work-

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provide some statistical evidence in support of the mayor’s stantinides (D – Astoria, East plan to make charging stations Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, more accessible. “Every day millions take cars Woodside), who authored legislation to sustain more sustain- on the streets of New York and able energy with clean heating those cars emit dangerous gasoil, was also in attendance to ses from their tail pipes,” said

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force to 1,500. Nearly one in five of city vehicles are now hybrids, as per statistics provided by City Hall. Still, city-owned vehicles consumed 29.6 million gallons of gasoline in the last fiscal year, up from 28.8 million gallons the last fiscal year. “While it will take our city government significant time to get there, we are working toward the once unthought-of goal of an all-electric car fleet,” said Freddi Goldstein, a spokeswoman for the mayor. Constantinides. Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmembers Brad Landers and Ydanis Rodriguez were also in attendance to show their support and tout the city’s efforts towards lowering emissions with programs such as CitiBike, light rail, shared rides and increased ferry service.  (KINGS COUNTY POLITICS)

Boro Park Man Indicted Continued from page 9 ly also hired a prostitute, who she recorded having sex with the family member. The equipment malfunctioned, so Freudenthaler allegedly set up another encounter two days later, on December 19, 2016. Freudenthaler hired the same prostitute for the second encounter, as well as a second prostitute. The family member was secretly recorded with both women. On January 6, 2017, Israel appeared in court, was offered the same plea he had been offered earlier in the case, and rejected it. On January 17, 2017, the fam-

ily member recorded at the hotel was approached by a stranger wearing a scarf who showed him a cell phone video of the hotel encounter and stated: “Be smart. Stop making trouble.” The family member reported the incident to the DA’s office. Israel’s case proceeded and a trial date was set for June 26, 2017. On June 22, 2017, a stranger approached another member of the victim’s family and showed that person a cell phone containing video from the hotel. Finally, a third person contacted the family member and allegedly offered to act as a mediator, offering to obtain the vid-

Preservationists Call on NYC Continued from page 5 the Landmarks Preservation Commission entreating for the Kaskel & Kaskel building to be saved from demolition. The letter had received 13,000 signatures in support from local residents. The LPC replied that the building did not merit individual landmark status. Elected officials are now

taking a different route in trying to preserve the surrounding neighborhood, which if successful will also save other historic buildings in the area from a similar fate. “By refusing to protect the Kaskel & Kaskel building on Fifth Avenue, one of the most iconic streets in the world, the LPC has abdicated its responsibility to preserve New York’s architectural his-

eo from Israel and destroy it and to obtain a statement from Israel admitting to his crimes as “insurance” in the event the video gets released but he cautioned the family member not to report any of this to the authorities. This was also reported to the DA’s office and on June 26, 2017, investigators from the District Attorney’s office executed a search warrant at the third party’s home and recovered the video of the hotel encounter and a statement in which Israel makes some admissions as to improperly touching the victim. Videos of the encounter were also recovered from Parco’s office computer, pursuant to a search warrant, and he subsequently admitted that he was hired by Israel. tory,” said State Senator Brad Hoylman. “It is urgent that the LPC take swift action to rectify its mistake by expanding the Madison Square North Historic District to protect the remainder of the buildings in this historic neighborhood.” Among other officials, congress member Carolyn Maloney, and City Council member Dan Garodnick, joined Hoylman and Brewer in the new letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


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Palestinian with Work Continued from page 27 da and other countries also expressed shock and sadness over the attack on social media. Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz (Likud) called the attack "a message to American emissary Greenblatt, who is on a visit to Israel today." "Abu Mazen incites against Israel in the United Nations and a Palestinian terrorist kills three Israelis and injures one," he said. In a similar statement, MK Yoav Kish (Likud) and MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said that "the murderous attack on Har Adar is the Palestinian reception for the envoy of President Trump." They urged the government to boost settlement building in the West Bank "to make it clear to the murderers and to the mediators that this is our country, and we will not compromise on it." Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called the attack "a direct result of the false incitement of Abu Mazen at the UN," and said it is "further evidence that there is no partner and that any talk of a Palestinian state increases terrorism." Since coming to power Trump has assigned his sonin-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and his former lawyer Greenblatt to talk to both Israelis and Palestinians in order to map out a way of reviving onand-off peace negotiations. The Palestinian Authority's

payments to the families of terrorists has been a major sticking point in advancing a new round of peace talks, however. The United States has urged that Abbas end the payments as part of its push to bring the two sides back to the negotiating table, and has taken a firmer stance on the issue after the revival of the Taylor Force Act by Congress -- legislation that would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to provide financial support to the families of perpetrators of attacks against Israelis. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has nonetheless vowed to continue the payments, defending them as an “internal Palestinian issue” and a “social responsibility” of his government. Victims of Terror Attack Laid to Rest Meanwhile, the three victims of the deadly terrorist attack at the entrance to the Jewish town of Har Adar were laid to rest Tuesday afternoon as was reported by INN. Hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to Border Police officer Sgt. Solomon Gaviria, 20, who was one of those murdered in the attack early on Tuesday. Police Commissioner Ron Alsheich eulogized Gaviria. "Once again, the Border Police pay a heavy price for being at the front. You, Solomon, were a man of values who put the State of Israel before yourself."

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At the same time, the funeral of Or Arish took place. Arish was a resident of Har Adar who served as a guard at the town gate. He was also murdered in the terrorist attack Tuesday morning. Earlier, security guard Youssef Ottman was laid to rest in his home town of Abu Ghosh. The funeral procession began at the Abu Ghosh mosque and from there proceeded to the cemetery. Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev attended Ottman's funeral and said: "We woke up this morning for a horrible morning for your family and friends, and for all citizens. Two people went to work - one good and one evil. One loved life and the other came with weapons of murder. What a chasm exists between these two men." Opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog said at the funeral: "Abu Ghosh is the settlement of peace. Today a terrorist came to destroy the fabric of life here. We came from all over the country to tell you, Mr. Mayor, to the residents of Abu Ghosh, and to all the Arab citizens of the country - we have not allowed the terrorist to destroy what we built in Abu Ghosh. Despite the terrible pain, we believe we will overcome." According to police, the weapon used in the attack was stolen back in 2003, and the Shin Bet security service said that the murderer did not have a record of being involved in terrorism. Investigators probing that attack point to the terrorist’s trou-

it is very exciting to be here before Rosh Hashanah, and to ask our forefathers and foremothContinued from page 17 and Hevron, and prayed at the ers to pray for us," said Deri. Cave of the Patriarchs with oth- "I am happy to see that soon, after long and intense work, the er Shas MKs. residents. "There is a large community Jewish community in Hevron Deri has been vigorously promoting Hevron's Jewish of observant people here, it was will be recognized as a local community of late. In early Sep- a pleasure to see the students in council."  tember, Deri toured Kiryat Arba the Cave of the Patriarchs, and (INN)

bled family life and a history of domestic violence. According to a report by Kan, Aljamal’s wife left him several weeks ago, moving to Jordan and leaving Aljamal to care for the couple’s four children. Environmental Protection Minister Ze'ev Elkin (Likud) responded in an interview to Arutz Sheva to the murder attack on Har Adar on Tuesday, saying that next week thousands of housing units in Judea and Samaria will be approved for construction, expressing hopes that Jerusalem will also be saved from the construction freeze. According to Elkin, a member of the political-security cabinet, responsibility for the attack on Har Adar lies with the Palestinian Authority and its leader Mahmud Abbas. "This is the cost of the incitement atmosphere that exists in the Palestinian Authority. "As long as the murderer's family receives huge payments, PA leadership cannot absolve itself of responsibility for such attacks," explained Elkin. Minister Elkin estimates that despite the arrival of American envoy Jason Greenblatt to Israel, there is no expected postponement of granting building permits for thousands of housing units in Judea and Samaria. "Greenblatt arrives in Israel every few weeks, so this is not an exceptional event. He is an emissary of the American president and one of the most friendly in our history. "This is a very amiable person who incidentally like me is a graduate of the Alon Shvut

yeshiva. I know that he does not represent the interests of Israel, but of the United States, but we also must represent Israeli interests and the Israeli agenda, and as far as I know, there is no significant delay in the pace of planning and building permits in Judea and Samaria." Elkin noted that since Trump entered the White House a construction freeze in Judea and Samaria has not been on the agenda: "To the best of my knowledge, all relevant meetings on construction should take place around Sukkot-time. "I think it's good that the issue of construction - even if we have disagreements with the administration - stopped being a stumbling block or an immediate disagreement with the Americans and this is a significant change from Obama's time. At least according to everything I know, and according to what I was updated near or after the holiday, there will be another large building process involving thousands of housing units, some of which are already marketed, each according to its own situation." Minister Elkin told Arutz Sheva that he asked the Prime Minister to include Hevron in the housing program. "It is important to see what is included in this stage and what building permits will be accepted. I discussed this with the Prime Minister, including at the Likud ministers meeting today, and I asked to bring up Jewish construction in Hevron. "Once a plan has taken shape and sits awaiting government

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 approval, it must not be delayed. Other ministers supported my position, and I very much hope that the Prime Minister will take our position into account and that although there may be sensitivities vis-à-vis the Americans, this plan will be advanced in the near future. Hevron is the second most important place after Jerusalem and there was unanimity when I raised this issue," Elkin testified. Minister Elkin, who also serves as Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister, says Jerusalem is currently suffering from a severe construction shortage. "Jerusalem is not at all in the set of political sensitivity and construction in Jerusalem must progress, it is necessary and critical, and it must be done in every possible way," he said. "Unfortunately, there are currently almost no building plans available to market in Jerusalem, everything that was available was already marketed, but because of the slowdown in the pace of planning during Obama's time, now we must speed the pace of planning in order to have something to market." According to him, there is one building plan that has not yet been marketed - the plan at Givat Hamatos. Elkin notes that the plan "is in great political dispute with the Americans and Europe, in my opinion and in my perception, must also be marketed. This is very important to Jerusalem both on the practical level and on the urban topography principle level."  (I24 NEWS, TPS & INN)


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ew Yorkers Laurie Tobias-Cohen and her husband, Yosef Cohen, fondly recall a memorable vacation weekend in Bangor, Maine. Thanks to Chabad of Bangor, established two years ago by Rabbi Chaim and Esther Wilansky, they didn’t have to rush home for Shabbat during their weeklong trip, which also took them to Acadia National Park and the seaside town of Bar Harbor. The two found out about the Wilanskys’ hospitality online: The Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries rent out a room and offer guests the opportunity to join them for Shabbat meals. So Tobias-Cohen and her husband spent Shabbat (and stayed on until Monday) comfortably and well-fed. “It was an utterly delightful few days,” says Tobias-Cohen, tells Chabad.org. The weekend became a group affair. In addition to hosting the pair in a guest suite, the Wilanskys welcomed a family from Queens, N.Y., who needed a place to park their RV. They also invited friends of the Cohens, in town to attend a Jewish naming ceremony, for a meal, along with the family whose daughters had just been named. The Chabad couple moved to Bangor in 2015, establishing a way station—a B&B, of sorts— for travelers looking for kosher food, a place to stay and Shabbat plans tied to visits to Acadia, a 47,000-acre recreational area that grips the rocky Atlantic Coast. They also deliver kosher meals during the week to nearby hotels. Visitors come year-round, many of them hailing from such East Coast states as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, according to the rabbi. Israelis are also found among the tourists, drawn to the area’s spectacular hiking, scenery and quiet escape. The rabbi, who also leads Congregation Beth Abraham, an Orthodox synagogue in Bangor, is the son of longtime Chabad emissaries Rabbi Moshe and Chana Wilansky. The elder Wilanskys, who have 13 children, have directed Chabad Lubavitch of Maine in Portland since 1987. The younger Wilansky and his wife moved two hours north of Portland—Maine’s largest city, which sits at the southern part of the state and where the Chabad center has always assisted travelers—for the chance to be a resource for Jews who reside in central Maine and those passing through it. “It’s a small Jewish community, but every Jew is a gem,” he says. “We look at each person individually; every person is a whole world.” Local or tourist, he and his wife, who have three children under 3 (their youngest was just born), work to ensure that Jewish needs are met. In addition to classes and Torah learning, they host Friday-night dinners, make home visits and deliver fresh-

A Chabad House in Bangor, Maine, co-directed by Rabbi Chaim and Esther Wilansky, serves Jewish travelers to Bar Harbor and the popular Acadia National Park, along with a budding full-time residential community. The couple offers a room to rent and kosher meals.

Evening in scenic Bar Harbor. Photo Credit - Wikimedia Commons

Main Street in the coastal town of Bar Harbor. Photo Credit Wikimedia Commons

ly-baked challah to community members. “We like being here for other people—just being here for other Jews,” explains Wilansky, “and relaying the message stressed by the Rebbe [Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory], of love for a fellow Jew.”

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Mendel Wuensch, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was one of two rabbinical students who traveled to Maine this summer as part of the Merkos Shlichus “Roving Rabbis” program, where he spent a few weeks connecting with area residents and tourists. He and Mendel Wineberg, of Manchester, England, rose early and tried to help make a minyan at Congregation Beth Abraham before hitting the road to visit community members at their homes and around town. A stop at an area gas station led them to a Fourth of July parade, where they met more Jews as they marched with the broader population through the town’s main streets. They ended up having a

bar mitzvah for a middle-aged man and talking to people about Jewish practices, like men wrapping tefillin and women lighting Shabbat candles. They also ran a public event featuring a Jewish educational video and discussion. “We made a solid connection with approximately 30 families and met more than 100 people,” Wuensch says of their travels. “It definitely gave me a feeling that there’s very much a need for emissaries out there, and I felt more of a need for myself to become one.” For Lisa Littlejohn and her husband, Frederick, who moved to Bangor because of a work opportunity about seven years ago, Chabad provides a sense of community and an opportunity to learn. She feels fortunate to have the Wilanskys in town; among other programs, Esther Wilansky provides the Littlejohns’ 5-yearold twin daughters with weekly private lessons in Jewish subjects and ran a weeklong summer camp that the girls attended. See Kosher Bed & Breakfast , page 36


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going on. There’s also a long and interesting railroad history to here is so much to do learn about on your visit. in New York State. New York City of course 4. Coney Island offers endless oppor- (New York City) tunities for fun and adventure, Coney Island is much more but the state also has mountains, than a beach. There’s also space lakes, and strong ties to history for many outdoor activities, a to explore. Here is the ultimate boardwalk with amusement guide to the 100 best things to rides, an aquarium, an ice skatdo in New York. ing rink, and a minor league baseball stadium. You could 1. The Statue spend an entire day here and of Liberty (New you’ll probably still want to York City) come back for more. A gift from France to the United States dedicated in 1886, 5. 9/11 Memorial/ the Statue of Liberty has always Museum (New been a beacon of democracy and York City) hope. Visit and you can climb all The 9/11 Memorial serves as the way to the top and get the a beautiful tribute to those we grand view from Lady Liberty’s lost on that fateful day and the crown. Experiencing the monu- museum offers an opportunity ment itself will take 1-2 hours to learn about the events leading up to 9/11 as well as see the faces 2. Central Park of the victims. Allot 2-3 hours to (New York City) properly pay your respects. In 1853, 750 acres of land were set aside to turn into Cen- 6. Brooklyn Bridge tral Park. You could easily spend (New York City) a day or two here exploring. Built in 1883, the Brooklyn There’s bridges, streams, water- Bridge is one of the oldest susfalls, statues, a boathouse – even pension/cable-stayed bridges a zoo. in the country. It crosses to East

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The 9/11 Memorial serves as a beautiful tribute to those we lost on that fateful day and the museum offers an opportunity to learn about the events leading up to 9/11 as well as see the faces of the victims.

The Highline used to be a freight rail line in New York City and has been renovated into a unique outdoor space. It has several overlooks, a path, thickets and greenery to explore and also offers programs and tour for kids and adults

About 6 million visitors a year visit Jones Beach on New York’s east coast to play in the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also a boardwalk with countless concession stands to grab a bite to eat or play shuffleboard

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The closest to the falls you can get, Cave of the Winds is an attraction at Niagara Falls that gets you so close, you have to wear ponchos and special shoes. The tours are seasonal, stopping for the winter season at the end of October.

Fishing, hunting, biking, boating – the Finger Lakes are a great place for outdoor activities

The Highline used to be a freight rail line in New York City and has been renovated into a unique outdoor space. It has several overlooks, a path, thickets and greenery to explore and also offers programs and tour for kids and adults. You can spend a few hours walking through the park or a longer time participating in a tour or activity.

8. The Frick Collection (New York City)

Here you will find a collection of airplanes, cars, and motorcycles ranging from 1900-1939. The have air shows every weekend and four museum buildings to check out as well. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy this interesting place.

12. Jones Beach(Wantagh)

About 6 million visitors a year visit this beach on New York’s east coast to play in the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also a boardwalk with countless concession stands to grab a bite to eat or play shuffleboard, basketball, or see a concert. You can spend anywhere from a

weekend to a whole week on vacation relaxing at this world famous beach. 

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The Frick Collection is the collection of Henry Clay Frick that is housed in the mansion he once lived in on Fifth Avenue. It’s a vast collection of painting and sculpture that’s one of a kind. There are a list of guidelines to visit here and children under 10 are not permitted. You can see the whole collection in about 2 hours time. Chinatown is one of the oldest New York City neighborhoods. Chinese immigrants settled here in the late 1800s and is a must see when in the Big Apple.

9. Chinatown (New York City)

Chinatown is one of the oldest New York City neighborhoods. Chinese immigrants settled here in the late 1800s and is a must see when in the Big Apple. You could spend half a day exploring here, and make sure you plan to eat at least one meal while you’re in the neighborhood.

10. The Strong National Museum of Play (Rochester)

The museum has more than 450,000 artifacts related to play – including exhibits about comic books and their characters, a A gorgeous landmark with a lot of shops and restaurants to carousel, and a train as well as offer, it’s easy to spend half a day in Grand Central Terminal. some featuring favorite charac3. Grand Central River to connect Brooklyn to ter like Sesame Street and the Terminal (New Manhattan. It has an impressive Berenstain Bears. Bring the kids York City) pedestrian and bicycle path. It and spend 2-3 hours in this fun A gorgeous landmark with will take between 30 minutes museum. a lot of shops and restaurants to an hour out of your day to to offer, it’s easy to spend half a cross the bridge, depending on 11. Old Rhinebeck day in Grand Central Terminal. how long you stop to take in the Aerodrome (Red Hook) More if there is a special event view.

This holiday, bring the family to the Pocono Mountains. We have over 67,000 acres of majestic wilderness for you to explore. Hike or bike. Zipline or hayride. Or just sit by the campfire and enjoy the company you’re with. Plan your getaway today at PoconoMountains.com.

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A Cotton That Can Kill Germs & Viruses on Contact Jerusalem-based Argaman Technologies’ bioinhibitive cotton is being made into facial masks, hotel linens, uniforms, active wear and much more By: Abigail Klein Leichman

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he constantly intensifying battle against viruses and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” isn’t only about finding stronger drugs against infection. The focus is moving to preventing infections in the first place. That’s why large companies such as Carrefour and a Far East luxury hotel chain are looking at unique germ-vanquishing textiles invented by Jerusalem’s Argaman Technologies and manufactured inside its custom-built factory. Carrefour Group, a Frenchbased superstore chain with 12,000 retail stores in 30 coun-

tries, is testing Argaman’s CottonX — billed as the world’s first bio-inhibitive 100 percent cotton – in a line of uniforms dubbed “The Uniform that Cares.” Textile engineer Jeff Gabbay, founder and CEO of Argaman and inventor of CottonX, led ISRAEL21c on an exclusive tour of the factory, where enhanced copper-oxide particles are ultrasonically and permanently blasted into cotton fibers using an environmentally friendly technique. Ninety-nine percent of bacteria and viruses are killed within seconds of coming into contact with copper oxide, and bacteria cannot become resistant to copper oxide as they do to antibiot-

CottonX is the first-ever bio-inhibitive 100% cotton. Photo courtesy of Argaman Technologies

ics, Gabbay explains. Hospital-acquired infections cost US hospitals about $25 billion annually. A trial by the US Centers for Disease Control has recently been completed, checking the effectiveness CottonX sheets, pillowcases, and pajamas to reduce hospital-acquired infections. Results will be published soon.

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Edwin Keh, head of the Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel. This government-run, nonprofit applied research and commercialization center was introduced to Argaman last year as the result of the industrial R&D memorandum of understanding signed by Israel and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China Hong in February 2014.

A trial by the US Centers for Disease Control has recently been completed, checking the effectiveness CottonX sheets, pillowcases, and pajamas to reduce hospitalacquired infections. Results will be published soon.

The Argaman Technologies team in its Jerusalem factory. CEO Jeff Gabbay is fourth from right. Photo: courtesy

curtains, towels and bedding — to keep environments more hygienic.” Keh says he hopes to pursue collaborations with additional Israeli companies offering advanced technologies for the textile industry, especially in water management, spinning, dyeing, One of the largest garment weaving and cotton agriculture. “We want to make a success manufacturers in the world, also based in Hong Kong, became a story out of our collaboration with Argaman and we hope it strategic investor in Argaman. Keh tells ISRAEL21c that in will be the first of many,” says addition to the masks, his insti- Keh. tute also is testing the applicability of the self-sterilizing, hy- Fire-resistant, poallergenic CottonX material wrinkle-fighting in airline cabin interiors and in Keh is also interested in some hotels. other properties of CottonX “Our intention is to license aside from germ control. the Argaman technology and Embedding varying concenmarry it with some manufactur- trations of copper dioxide also ing and processing technologies makes the fabric fire-resistant, on this end to produce commer- electricity conductive (potencial-scale products – probably tially useful for medical mon-

itoring and military markets) and capable of banishing facial wrinkles and even cellulite. “We know how much active ingredient we need in the fibers to be effective for different purposes, from banishing wrinkles to killing stubborn bacteria. By being able to control the active ingredient content we can assure completely consistent quality in everything we do,” says Gabbay. CottonX healthcare socks for preventing athlete’s foot and diabetic foot ulcers will soon be launched. Cosmetic textiles — facial mask, pillowcase, gloves, socks and scarf, each premium packaged with an all-natural bio-inhibitive cream infused with accelerated copper oxide – are being developed jointly with a US company headed by a former L’Oréal and Revlon executive. See A Cotton That Can , page 36


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Notice of formation of EDROCK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/18/2017. Office location: Westchester 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. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/17/15. 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. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of HUSA E84, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/7/17. 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: 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. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of AGENT3 LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 10/1/15. 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. CA address of LLC: 100 Montgomery St, Ste 1202, San Francisco, CA 94104. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of BMS Cat of New Jersey, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 8/30/17. 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. TX address of LLC: 5718 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117. Cert. of Formation filed with TX Secy of State, James Earl Rudder Office Bldg, 1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3]

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Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Associates III L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/18/17. 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 Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund III L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP 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 Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Formation of Hudson LaGrange, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Craig Wood, c/o Cape Advisors, Inc., 483 Broadway, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS PARALLEL FUND, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/08/17. Princ. office of LP: 40 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: Andrew Kotliar at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/29-11/3] Notice of Qualification of Masterpiece International Limited, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/8/17. 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, 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. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of SECURE-24, LLC. The fictitious name is: SECURE-24 DELAWARE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/21/12. 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. [9/29-11/3]

Notice of Qualification of HOST LOGISTICS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/11/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Virginia (VA) on 8/23/17. 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. VA address of LLC: 4701 Cox Rd, Ste 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Formation filed with VA Secy of State, 1111 E Broad St, Fl. 4, Richmond, VA 23219. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Formation of G&J DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/13/17. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 75 Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste. 110, Roseland, NJ 07068. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Fred Diehl Soriano Henkel Biehl Matthews at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate development. [9/2911/3]

Notice of Qualification of COWBIRD CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/17. 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: 1 World Trade Center, Fl. 85, NY, NY 10007. 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. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Formation of DCP AMERICA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/17. 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. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of GUTS NYC, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/2017. Office Location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 515 E 5th St, 3A, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/2210/27] Notice of formation of NY SUNSHINE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/06/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: NY SUNSHINE LLC C/O LIN, XING S, 2062 71st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Investors LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LP: c/o Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 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 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of Safkhet Capital Management LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: c/o CGI, 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 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP 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. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Feeder Fund III LP. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/24/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. CI address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9001, CI. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed Registrar of LPs, Citrus Grove Bldg., Ground Fl., Goring Ave., Georgetown, Grand Cayman KY19000, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27]

Notice of Qualification of Noa Properties LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/31/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Noa Properties LLC, c/o Moroccanoil, 750 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Allan Weizmann. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of Wonderguts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/31/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: eResidentAgent, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the Registered Agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of S DOWN BELOW LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/17. 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, 390 Broom St., 1st Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Formation of PROJECT ACTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/17. 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, 185 Varick St., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of SQUARE3REE BUILDING AUTOMATION & SOLUTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/2017. Office location: Kings 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. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of SERAFIMA INVESTMENTS GP LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 240 Little Plains Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/22-10/27] Notice of formation of KRIS STRATEGY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/12/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporate Filings of New York, 90 State Street, Ste 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/22-10/27] Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]


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Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, FL. 23, NY, NY 10017. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]

Notice of Qualification of ECC Insurance Brokers, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 1/1/17. 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. IL address of LLC: 1 Tower Ln., Ste 2850, Oakbrook Terr, IL 60181. Cert. of Formation filed with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Rm 350, Springfield, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID OPPORTUNITIES GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20]

Notice of Formation of TFinn & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of NORTHWOOD LIQUID MANAGEMENT GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 5th Ave, Fl. 23, 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/14/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) I L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of BSCH Parallel (MLG) L.P. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/17/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, c/o The Blackstone Group L.P., 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. DE address of LP: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Parkway, Ste. 210, Bellevue Park Corporate Center, Wilmington, DE 19809. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/15-10/20] Notice of Qualification of NAVO CAPITAL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. 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. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of QUALITY HUTS EAST LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 477 Madison Ave, Ste 520, NY, NY 10022. 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. [9/8-10/13]

Notice of Qualification of STONEPEAK CLAREMONT (CO-INVEST) HOLDINGS LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/8/17. 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. [9/8-10/13] 45-57 DAVIS STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/17/17. Office: Kings 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, c/o The Vorea Group LLC, 184 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/28/17. Princ. office of LLC: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] Notice of Qualification of POWELL ANDERSON CAPITAL LP. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/17. Princ. office of LP: 33 W. 60th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, Attn: R. Adam Lindsay at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/8-10/13] 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 October 12, 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 48041. [9/8-9/29]

Notice of formation of VILUCI LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/03/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Viluci LLC, 2609 East 14th Street, Suite #360, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of ALPHA SQUARE GROUP FUND I LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. DE address of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. 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 Xin Szeto, Controller, Alpha Group Square S LLC, 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Intren, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/16/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 12/27/16. 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. IL address of LLC: 18202 W Union Rd, Union, IL 60180. Cert. of Formation filed with IL Secy of State, 501 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62756. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of ALPHA SQUARE GROUP S LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. DE address of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. 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 Xin Szeto, Controller, Alpha Square Fund I LLC, 85 Broad St, Fl. 18, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Formation of Scrap Yard Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. 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: Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, 156 W 56th St, NY, NY 10019, Attn: Bruce Bronster, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Formation of JA 2040 White Plains LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/6/17. 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. [8/25-9/29] Notice of formation of MARIAS MUFFINS & DESSERTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/22/2016. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Maria Dellavalle, 40 Anaconda St, Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of BROOKFIELD FAIRFIELD U.S. MULTIFAMILY VALUE ADD FUND II DEV PF, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/19/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Application for Authority of KD CONNECTICUT ADJUSTERS LLC, a foreign limited liability company (LLC). Application for Authority filed with Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/30/2016.LLC organized in Connecticut on 04/07/04. NY office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 38 Hill Top Rd, East Haddam, CT 06472. Office address in jurisdiction of organization: 70 Woodvale Dr., Northford, CT 06424. Copy of Articles of Organization on file with Secy. of State of CT, 30 Trinity St. Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29]

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Notice of Qualification: Bonchon Group LLC Auth. filed with Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office loc: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/3/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 575 8th Ave, #502, NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: 919 N Market St, #950, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec of State, 401 Federal St, #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. [8/25-9/29] Notice of formation of SUSU MOVEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/07/2016. 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. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Hunt CMT Finance, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/6/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.[8/259/29] Notice of Qualification of CCV CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 959 1st Ave., Apt. 6P, NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Zirrus, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 6/30/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. FL of LLC: 4171 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Ste. 3, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Arts. of Org. filed with FL Secy. of State, 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] Notice of Qualification of Denim Lab LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 9/26/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Rocco Vienhage, 3578 Hayden Ave., Ste. N-1, Culver City, CA 90232-2445. Principal office of LLC: FRAME, 51 Greene St., NY, NY 10013. Arts. of Org. filed with CA Dept. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/25-9/29] PRETTY THINGS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/2/2017. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 502 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Formation of IMAGINE & ATTAIN LIFE COACHING, LLC. Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 06/07/2017. Off. Loc.: NY County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 4142 24th St. Apt. 631, Long Island City. NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful act. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of Yahoo Fantasy Sports Player Funds LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/31/17. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22] Notice of formation of NERE LIC BUILDING ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/28/2017. Office located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Bentley Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22].


SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Notice of Qualification of MERIT HILL GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/17. Office location: New York Co. 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: 594 Dean St, Ste 26, Brooklyn, NY 11238. 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. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Formation of NYC FAMILY THERAPY PSYCHOLOGY PLLC. Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 07/07/2017. Off. Loc.: NY County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 603 W 115th Street, Suite 170, New York, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful act. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of Macquarie Nufang US LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/11/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/5/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of KALAN LP. The fictitious name is: KALAN SERVICES L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/7/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/9/97. 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. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of MERIT HILL CAPITAL, LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 594 Dean St, Ste 26, Brooklyn, NY 11238. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Formation of Nineties News LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Nineties News LLC, 26 Broadway, Ste. 1301, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/110/6] Notice of formation of collective please llc filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/17. Office loc.: Kings 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 M. Burr Keim Company, 2021 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22] Notice of Qualification of MMAS AVIATION LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/19/12. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6] Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Lessee LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/2/17. 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. [9/1-10/6]

The Jewish Voice Notice of Qualification of Graduate Roosevelt Island Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/4/17. 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. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of formation of BERNA & MANUK LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/09/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 780 Madison Avenue, Apt #8A, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [9/1-10/6]

JUICERIE IV LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/7/2017. Office in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Pampalone Law, 15 Dunham Place, Ste. 10E, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 271 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of formation of PRDVCE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/11/2016. Office location: Kings 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. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Formation of Schuster 44th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Josh Schuster, 265 E. 66th St., Apt. 22E, NY, NY 10065, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of REDFITZ PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 10/18/10. Princ. office of LLC: 181 Conover St. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11231. 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. NV addr. of LLC: 2360 Corporate Circle, Ste. 400, Henderson, NV 89074-7739. Cert. of Form. filed with Barbara K. Cegavske, NV Secy. of State, 101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of Roman Health Medical LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/11/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Saman Rahmanian, 221 Canal St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of Qualification of HARK CAPITAL II GP, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/08/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 Eight Ave. - 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: Corporation Trust Center - 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. [9/1-10/6]

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA HOME EQUITY LOAN, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FM2, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 7756/2012 ROGER WILLIAMS, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Kings County Clerk’s Office on 7/31/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 10/5/2017 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 2043 E 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Kings County Treasurer as Block 08403 and Lot 0016. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $607,283.56 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 7756/2012. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Robert Washington, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 8/9/2017 PB [9/1-9/29] Notice of Qualification of KeyMe Operating LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/08/17. Princ. office of LLC: 5 Pennsylvania Plaza, 10th Fl., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State., Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

PAGE 47 Notice of Qualification of JT1, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/22/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/14/17. NYS fictitious name: JT1 DE, LLC. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [9/1-10/6]

Notice of formation of 3015 RICHMOND TERRACE LLC. Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/14/2017. Office located in Richmond county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: The LLC, 3015 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10303. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [8/18-9/22].

Notice of Qualification of 550 Vanderbilt 917 LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/9/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 8/8/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: CT Corporation System, registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [8/18-9/22]

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LAND FOR SALE IN LAKEWOOD, NJ.

On Prospect St. 4.02 acres. $4,750,000. Also, 8.46 acres, $10 million.

Call 848-245-6822 omnipropertynj@gmail.com

LM0908

FOR SALE/ RENT 4 PROPERTIES PITTSGROVE, NJ- RETAIL 80,000 SQ FT SUPERMARKET MILLVILLE, NJ- WAREHOUSE 317,000 SQ FT MILLVILLE, NJ- WAREHOUSE 600,000 SQ FT AMSTERDAM, NY- WAREHOUSE 135,000 SQ FT

CALL OWNER 718-241-4141 EMAIL 4030303@gmail.com

LM1013

FARM WITH US. North Dakota. Red River Valley Farmer. Seeking individuals interested in investing in farmland. Would share crop or lease. Parties welcome to visit and observe all aspects of production agriculture. For additional information see: www.sproulefarms.com Check out our u-tube Farm video. 218-779-1571 LM0729

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN FACTORING COMPANY. UP TO 12% APY, MONTHLY INCOME, BONUS BREAKPOINT POSSIBLE. CALL VINCE AT PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE 212-812-8900, OR EMAIL VHOBAN@ALLENPS. COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. PORTFOLIO ADVISORS ALLIANCE IS REGISTERED BROKER DEALER WITH FINRA AND SIPC. INVESTMENTS IN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE INVESTMENTS AND CONSULT YOUR ACCOUNTANT/ INVESTMENT ADVISOR/ ATTORNEY, PRIOR TO MAKING ANY INVESTMENTS. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED THROUGH A PROSPECTUS. EACH POTENTIAL INVESTOR SHOULD READ THE ENTIRE OFFERING MEMORANDUM, INFORMATION STATEMENT OR PROSPECTUS PROVIDED AND CAREFULLY CONSIDER ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INVESTMENT. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED IN STATES WHERE BOTH THE FIRM AND ITS REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES ARE LICENSED. SECURITIES ARE ONLY OFFERED TO SUITABLE INVESTORS PURSUANT TO FINRA RULE 2111. PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. LM1021

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

RE-OPENING 6 OLD OIL

Restaurant- Bar Privately owned 70 years Dining Room, Bar & Deck- Seating 150 With two rental apts- Turnkey GREAT LOCATION! Vicinity of the Poconos. $400,000.

Call Lou 570-829-7768 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 

9000

BUSINESS/ BUILDING WITH APARTMENTS FOR SALE. Established Bar with light food located in Wingdale, NY near Olivet University and Webatuck Village. Perfect spot for a Liquor Store. $475,000. Serious inquiries. Call Phil/ Agent 845-242-9978. Keller Williams Realty Partners 914-962-0007 LM1027 PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE For Sale in Sea Cliff, NY. Next to Busy Medical Office. powerphysicaltherapy@ yahoo.com 516-801-3337 LM1027 NEW GRETNA, NJ. FOR SALE: Approvals in Place for Restaurant/ Bar. C Liquor License, on Rt. 9. Asking $375K or best offer. 609-709-3057 LM1013 MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE LAND FOR SALE. 1.28 Acres on a quiet street. Close to Route 1. $150,000. 434-401-8686 LM0922

WELLS IN WEST TEXAS. Each well produced approx 1 million barrels of oil. 30-40% annual return is realistic. More information at www.MincOil.com or Call Mark at 915-921-7255

LM0908

THRIVING CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN GREENPORT ON LONG ISLAND’S NORTH FORK. Busy & Profitable All Year Round Since 1992. Good Price & Terms. Call Patrick 631-744-9100 LM0901

AIRCRAFT SERVICES Private jet services-Pesach. NY-Israel.$26K.RT per seat.NYFL $5700RT per seat. Limited seats. 388-784-1221

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 

9010

Invest small, with a minimum investment of $7,500 for a big return!! With a Legal Legitimate Investment company. For more information or appointment call: 212-256-1158 extension 103 This offering is only for accredited investors under Regulation D under Rule 506 (c) of the Securities Act Of 1993. The Company shall take reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status before making Any offer and sale. Any accredited investor that does not provide the information necessary to the company To satisfy the verification requirement will not be deemed an accredited investor and may not participate in the offering.

LM0908

HARD MONEY LOANS AVAILABLE FOR INVESTORS. 60% LTV. Call 718-825-4086

LM0818

RESTAURANTS FOR SALE (2). RIDGEFIELD, CT. Gorgeous restaurant, turn-key operation on Main St. $300K. Also, PIZZERIA in BROOKFIELD, CT in very busy shopping center. Next to Raymour Flanagan. $150K. Call Owner 914-906-1084

LM0911

WE PROVIDE FRESH CUT BG, SBLC AND LOAN. WE HAVE A GENUINE PROVIDER FOR FRESH CUT BG AND SBLC AND 3% APR LOAN WHICH ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR LEASE. OUR BANK INSTRUMENT CAN BE ENGAGED IN PPP TRADING, DISCOUNTING, AND SIGNATURE PROJECT(S) SUCH AS AVIATION, AGRICULTURE, PETROLEUM, REAL ESTATE AND E.T.C. OUR LEASING PRICE IS 6+2 AND OUR ISSUING BANKS ARE HSBC LONDON OR BARCLAYS BANK LONDON. OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE REASONABLE AS OUR PROVIDER IS READY TO SEND RWA OR SWIFT M799 BEFORE WE PROCEED. KINDLY CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VIA EMAIL: BGCONSULTANT@OUTLOOK.COM

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JOBS & SERVICES D & H CLEANING SERVICES AND REPAIRS LLC. Our services include repairs, renovations,

BROADWAY COMPUTERS. 516-654-9210 We do it all from training to repairs. Learn to use PC’s & Gadgets. Our location or yours. Desktop, Laptop/

maid service, interior cleaning,

PC/ Mac Services, Repairs, Upgrades, Virus Removal,

event clean up, and commercial

Screens Repairs, New & Refurbished PC’s & Laptops.

cleaning. Phone: 914-227-0058 Email: ezardclarke@aol.com

LM0915

NURSING ASSISTANT. Days, Evenings or Overnights. Speaks English. Car Available. Excellent References. Hollywood, Florida only. Call 215-840-0346

LM0915

Experienced & Certified Home Health Aide available 5-6 days per week, live-in or live-out. Full time. Over 16 years experience in elder care. Excellent references. English speaking. Call 347-619-9290

LM0915

JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/ BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960

Maintenance & Control Wireless Networking Laptop Starting at $199. We Repairs TV’s.

Call Us @ 516-259-1810 Visit Us At 588 Broadway, Massapequa LM1117 HELP WANTED 

9020

NURSES LPN’s, RN’s & CNA’s. PUTNAM NURSING & REHAB CENTER. Come join our team, 1199 union benefit packages, SIGN-ON BONUS PAID OUT MONTHLY. LTC facility, seeking RN’s/ LPN’s on our 7AM-3PM & 3-11PM shifts & CNA’s- all shifts. Call 845-878-3241 or Fax Resume Attn: Brenda or Patricia to 845-878-7318 LM1006 HOME HEALTH AIDES. Calling all NYS Certified Home Health Aides to attend Osborn Home Care’s Walk-in Day!! Walk-in Day is every Tuesday from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Fill out an application and interview same day! Please stop by or call for more details. 101 Theall Rd, Rye, NY. 914-925-8320 LM1006 LIVE-IN 7 DAYS. Must drive. Care for elderly, light cleaning & shopping. 732-620-4546 LM0901 Job Opportunity $13.20 per hour! If you currently care for your relatives or friends who have Medicaid, you may be eligible to start working for them as a Personal Assistant. No Certificates needed. Phone: 347-462-2610 or 347-5656200 LM1006 VALET PARKING ATTENDANTS NEEDED- MONTAUK. *Applicants should be clean cut, outgoing personality, need to be able to drive stick shift and have clean drivers license. Compensation $8.00/ hour plus excellent gratuities.* Contact Nick 516-770- 1873 or email nvitanza1@optonline. net LM0818

MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19 SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718998-7600 Ext. 19 AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft flexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 acwinspector@gmail.com

CLEANING SERVICES 9910 JULIA’S HOUSECLEANING. Houses, Condos, Offices. Reasonable Prices. Very Reliable. Excellent References. Call 914-373-1880 LM1020 IMPERIAL FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE, INC. Move in & move out house cleaning, office cleaning, residential, commercial & more. Free estimates. Licensed & insured. 845-670-9853 imperialfamilycleaningsvc. com LM1006 I WILL CLEAN YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE. I have 18 years experience. I am reliable & dependable. Own Transportation. I will make your house/ office shine. References available. Call 516-776-0021 LM0929

WANTED: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL ENRICH YOUR LIFE? Join our Sept. 2017 or Jan. 2018 Volunteer Puppy Raiser Class. Application on website. Putnam Service Dogs. 917-449-5359, info@putnamservicedogs.org

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HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES 9930 FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS HOME CARE. Providing high quality home care to seniors in Westchester & Putnam County. To ensure your safety and security our caregivers are nationally background checked, reference checked, drug tested, insured and bonded. Hourly, live-in or liveout. Transport available. 914860-5312/ 845-490-3325 LM1006 CNA POSITION WANTED. I have over 10 years experience. Live-in or liveout. Day or evening hours. I am hard-working. Excellent references. Florida only. Call 305-697-1196 LM0929 I am looking for Live-In or Live-Out CNA position. I’m available 5 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0922

AIDE/ COMPANION. PT/ FT. Experienced Aide in all aspects of care seeks job caring for the elderly. Excellent references and NYS driver’s license. 914-751-5972 LM0728 DAMEN COMPANION CARE. Homecare that you can trust for the care of your loved ones. 10 years experience. Hourly, live-in or live-out. Also, Hiring Caregivers. Call Us Today 631-747-6167 or 1-888-612-1822 LM0721

PETS 

9043

LOST 3 YEAR OLD GRAY SIAMESE CAT. Vicinity of Ridgebury Rd./ Shadow Lake Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Missing since 6/5. His name is Mr. Kai. Reward $1,000. Call 203-743-9434 LM0804

NUTRITIONIST

9965

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675

TUTORING 

9970

**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

HANDYMAN SERVICES 9960 HANDYMAN SERVICES, OWNER OPERATOR. Licensed & insured. Power washing, painting, carpentry, builtins, decks, kitchens & baths, doors & windows, tiling, sheetrock & taping, organizing & cleanups. Westchester only. Call Chris 914-337-8249 LM0922

HOME IMPROVEMENT 

9950

Professional Experienced Electrician, will take care of any of your electric needs. Call 347-255-7151 JP1020 ALL BORO TILE & BRICK. Kitchens & Bathrooms. All Ceramic Floors Installed. ALL BRICK WORK. Steps. Stoops. Retain Walls. Stucco. PVC Fences. Iron Railings. ALL Repairs Big & Small. Call Harold 347-416-4377 JP1006

SALON FOR SALE OR LOOKING FOR PARTNER Full service salon with 2 Nails spa Brand New location fully furnished 5 rooms, 8 stations 1732 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Call - 917-771-8762 or 949-235-4785

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JOBS & SERVICES S & C ROOFING. COMMERCIAL. RESIDENTIAL. INDUSTRIAL FLAT ROOF SPECIALIST. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. FREE ESTIMATES. 862-900-6582/ 718-344-9106 SCROOFING.PAVING@GMAIL.COM SERVING: NY- NJ LM1027

CONSUMERS FULL CLEAN OUT SERVICE. Basements. Attics. Garages. Houses. Swept & Vacuumed. RUBBISH REMOVAL 24/7. Antiques Bought & Sold. Professional Moving & Storage. 5 BorosNassau- 30 Yr. Exp. Affiliated with Santini Moving Storage. Senior Discount. www. cleanouts.xyz 516-322-1158 & 800-834-1394 JP0929 TREE OF LIFE. ALLEN THE TREE SURGEON. Removals. Pruning. Planting. Storm Damage. Chipper Service. Landscaping. Strap Metal. Snow Removal. 845-401-8411 LM0929

FALLSBURG CONSTRUCTION, CORP. Roofing, Decking, Siding, Renovations, Flooring & Ceramic Tiles. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. 845-866-4643 LM0922 2 MARIO’S. Stoops, Blue Stone, Brickwork, Pavers & Repairs. Commercial & Residential. CALL ME LAST! 516-984-9943 LM0922 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 Fox- Owner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@ yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com

HELP OFFERED

9035

PRIVATE CHEF/ SHIATSU. 25 years experience specializing in natural wellness cuisine and fine dining. Available immediately. Need livein position. Excellent references. Hamptons & Greenwich, CT only. 781856-0359 robertpdonahue@ icloud.com LM0707

PERSONALS

9025

White Male, 5’10”, healthy, non-smoker, never married, nice guy, living in Brooklyn, seeks non-smoking woman, 37-47, who likes bowling & dogs, who is willing to relocate to NJ. Looking for possible marriage and family. Serious inquiries only. Call 347-856-1937 LM1020

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) SWIMMING POOLS

9045

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 646-379-3566 Eli@USCoinSpot.com *Meetings by Appointment Only. JP1006

5050

DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812

NEW YORK STATE 7050  PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE FOR RENT. Busy intersection, Artist District. No smoking, no pets. 914-739-2600 LM0922 PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178

ENTERTAINMENT 9044 

BUYING

4050

STATEN ISLAND 

PLAYER PIANO, 1 octave short of being full piano with 23 rolls, $850. Also, LARGE PILLOW SECTIONAL, brown velour, $500. You are responsible for shipping if you are outside of Long Island. 631-665-7255 LM0728

ISUZU 18FT NQR. Pull Out Walk Board, 190K Miles. 914-403-7142 LM1020

3050

3060 EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traffic, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi- 718-3641400 or 347-495-0614

New Guinea and African Art, selling personal collection, all prices considered. 917-374-4038 LM0825

9050

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT

BRONX 

PIANO FOR SALE. Baldwin Walnut Finish. Mint Condition. Table Top Piano with Seat. $1,250 or best offer. 914-243-0620 LM0901

AUTOMOTIVE 

1638

MIDWOOD OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN, 1-4PM. 1773 Ocean Ave & Ave M. One store + 1 family house for sale. Totally renovated, semidetached garage. Asking $1.38 million. Galaxy Fortune Realty. Call Agent Betty Yee 917-337-3336 LM0901

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

9040

Serious Singers, Groups needed for Record Deal and Possible Tour. Call Jack 516-897-9706 LM0825

BROOKLYN

QUEENS 

ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FEMALE, 70, Widowed, Retired Math Teacher, Seeks Jewish Male, Widower, 67-75, College-Educated, for a Long Term Relationship. Call 718-763-8919 LM0915

FOR SALE 

OPEN HOUSES

LM0902

COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE NEW YORK STATE 7060  MALONE, NY. 103 Acres for Sale in the Country. 10 Miles West on 11B, Property is on Spalding Road. Power on the property. Just outside the Adirondack Park. $110,000 Or Best Offer. Call 802-767-3311 LM1006

OUT OF STATE

8060

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN 

1010

SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd Floor, Renovated 1 year ago, new appliances. $1,900. Call Owner 718-946-2856 LM1006

STATEN ISLAND 5010 MARINERS HARBOR. 2BR apt. Completely Renovated with Waterview. 7 Minutes from the Ferry. $1,550/ Month. 1 Month Sec. + 1 Month Rent + 1 Month Broker Fee. Contact Agent Marisol Ortiz 347-678-3386 LM0922

LONG ISLAND 

6010

EAST QUOGUE. One bedroom cottage with chef’s kitchen on gated 10 acre estate. $1,300 monthly. Also, Studio apt available. Access to tennis available. 631-466-0578 LM0929

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

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 LM0703

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REAL ESTATE THROGS NECK TRANQUILITY. Steps from City Island Sound & Pelham Park. 2 family (2,100 sq ft total.) Patio, backyard, shed. Great investment property. $475,000. By appt only. Call Joanne at Hidalgo & Sons R.E. 917-232-8616 LM0915

8030

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

PARK SLOPE. 13 St/ 6th Ave. 3 fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/month. Broker Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@ gmail.com

JP0929

BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR RENT 1050

HOMECREST- 1418 AVE T.

GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR RENT. Newly Renovated. $2,500/ Month. Call Lana 718-998-7600 Ext. 20

East 34th St./ I & J

Gut renovated 1 family semi-det triplex, 6BR's, 4.5 baths, kosher kitchen, fin bsmt w/2BR apt. Solar panels, C/AC, pvt drv/ gar. $959K.  Call (917)774-5554

4040

BRONX. DREAM LOCATION! Throgs Neck Tranquility. Steps from City Island Sound and Pelham Park. Minutes from shopping, transportation and I-95. 2 family (2100 square feet total); patio, backyard & shed. Great investment property! Buyer/ Brokers Welcome. Contact: Joanne 917-232-8616 LM0804

LONG ISLAND 

6040

SOUND BEACH. Soon to be discovered North Shore Hamlet 2BR Cottage, ½ acre, 1 block to beach. $259K. 631-509-0484 LM1013

NY STATE HOUSE FOR RENT7030

LM0804

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

YONKERS EAST- Large sunny 1BR with office, dining room, large kitchen, wood & ceramic floors, ceiling fans, dishwasher, microwave oven, a/c, huge walk-in closet. Quiet area, no pets or washer please. Heat included. Near train. $1,750 neg. + ½ month fee. Available now. Call 914776-0337 or 914-954-1102

CHESTNUT RIDGE. 3BR Home for Rent. Month to Month on private road. $3,500/ month. Includes utilities. Available September 1st. Call 914-906-1761 LM0922

NEW YORK STATE 7040  SCARSDALE, NY. New Rochelle School & Taxes. Cozy Ranch, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath home with fireplace & finished basement. $650K. Contact Melissa 914-527-7866 or mmontes222@aol.com LM1006 CENTRAL NYACK. High Ranch, 7 rooms + 2.5 baths, fireplace, central a/c, screened-in deck, 2 car garage. $475,000. 845358-3965 LM0929 OLIVE-BRIDGE, NY. 2BR Cottage, ¼ acre. Near ski area. $90,000 or best offer. 845-897-9555 LM0915

FOR SALE BY OWNER

LM1020

BETHEL NY Area, 2Br, Lrg Kitch, wash/dry, no smok/pets, in pvt house, pvt prkg. Refs, $675/mo + util's + 1 mo sec 516-747-7710 LM1020

Fishkill, Townhouse, Deer Crossing 1br, 2b 1,365sqft, built 1992, 50-unit dev, end unit, on cul de sac, c/a, gas ht, LR, DR, Den, Laundry Rm, Gar, refrig, d/w, range. New roof, eff. hvac (2009), cath ceil in LR, Den dbls as gst BR next to full BR,lLoft w/skylt and adj strg. rm, lg Mstr BR - 2 (1 walk-in) CA closets, access to clubhse & pool. Beautifully landscaped-woods behind All-glass sunroom. $279,900. See Zillow for addl pics.914.841.3237

Mill Basin Exclusive: Semi attached 1 family

deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510......................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900

Catskill Mt./Hudson Valley Home for Sale 4 bedroom Home In-Law Apart. Office Suite 2 1/2 hrs from NYC Flexible Space add. land avail suitable for Family Compound www.24joelmaustin.com 518 622-9647 LM1002

FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY

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

ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204

Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex. parking for 2 cars, yard and

LM090

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2 Family Attached BRICK. 3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private

845-623-2224/ 845-598-5345

PARADISE IN PEEKSKILL! FOR SALE BY OWNER. 2 Family Duplex Home with Decks Overlooking Waterfall. District 3 Schools. Dead-end Street. Large Parking Area. Low Taxes. No Brokers. $550,000 or best offer. 914-414-2848

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