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Trump Issues Cryptic Warning of “Calm Before the Storm” – Hints of Plans for North Korea and Iran
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for pictures with senior military leaders and spouses after a briefing in the State Dining Room of the White House last Thursday. It was on this occasion that President Trump told the gathered media that this was “the calm before the storm.” Media outlets interpreted the cryptic message as a possible change of policy towards the rogue regimes of North Korea and Iran. (Photo Credit: Breitbart.com)
By: Fern Sidman
fter discussing Iran and North Korea with a cadre of military leaders last Thursday, President Donald Trump posed for a photo with them before dinner and declared the moment “the calm before the storm.” “You guys know what this represents?” Trump said after journalists gathered in the White House state dining room to photograph him and first lady Melania Trump with the uniformed military leaders and their spouses. Gesturing to his guests, he said,
“You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” “What’s the storm?” asked one reporter.
Gesturing to his guests, Trump said, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” “What’s the storm?” asked one reporter. “Could be the calm before the storm,” Mr. Trump repeated, stretching out the phrase, a sly smile playing
across his face. “From Iran?” ventured another reporter. “On ISIS? On what?” “What storm, Mr. President?” asked a third journalist, a hint of impatience creeping into her voice. Classical music played in the background and tables were set in the nearby Blue Room for a fancy meal. The White House did not immediately reply to a request to clarify Trump’s remark. According to an NYT report of last week, the paper opined that Trump was clearly looking to make some kind of news, but about what, exactly, was not clear. And the mystery, as it often does with a president whose state-
ments baffle even his staff, only deepened the next day. The report indicated that by Friday, the White House was still unable to shed light on the matter; several of Mr. Trump’s aides said they had no idea what the president meant. But the press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, wanted to make one thing clear: Mr. Trump wasn’t just teasing his favorite antagonists. He was sending a message. “I wouldn’t say that he’s messing with the press,” Ms. Sanders told reporters. “I think we have some serious world issues here. I think that North Korea, Iran both continue to be bad
actors, and the president is somebody who’s going to always look for ways to protect Americans, and he’s not going to dictate what those actions may look like.” Pushing back against what he perceives to be veiled threats to launch possible military actions on North Korea and the possibility of jeopardizing Middle East peace by “decertifying” the controversial Iranian nuclear deal, Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump
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De Blasio Donor Jona Rechnitz Infuriates Synagogue Congregants By Hannah Hayes
Major NYC Landlord Steven Croman Sent to Rikers By Sam Stein
embers of a Los Angeles synagogue were infuriated last week when Jona Rechnitz, a disgraced real estate developer and crooked donor to Mayor de Blasio, donated over $30,000 so that he and his father could participate in the Yom Kippur services on Saturday, October 1. Sources told The Post that Rechnitz was permitted to pick up the Torah while his father read aloud from the holy Jewish text. According to the sources, an honor purchased for the rabbi by Rechnitz was included in the more than $30,000. Rechnitz’s “pricey piety” upset one congregant so much that he slammed down his prayer book, and left the Yeshivat Yavneh temple to go worship somewhere else, sources told The Post. One source at the synagogue told The Post, “There’s no shame, nothing. No regrets, no calming down. To just come in and spend $30,000 on honors is a sense of arrogance and entitlement. I think that he’s ruined so many peoples’ lives and he’s sitting here just trying to pretend that nothing is wrong.”
Jona Rechnitz is scheduled to return t New York City in two weeks to testify at Norman Seabrook’s trial.
after he returned to LA this past summer. The Altmans, who sell multi-million-dollar homes in West Los Angeles, didn’t return a request for comment. Rechnitz, who founded New York City firm JSR Realty, gained notoriety last year by agreeing to serve as a key witness in several public-corruption probes. Rechnitz scored that gig by admitting he bribed two NYPD cops and acted as the middleman for a hedge-fund man“There’s no shame, nothing. No ager seeking to bribe a union official. He also admitted to paying off a de Blasio regrets, no calming down.” fund-raiser, identified by sources as Ross Offinger, in exchange for official favors, The Post reports, “A congregant also but the feds opted against charging the described how Rechnitz previously mayor or anyone around him following a showed off by bringing real-estate-agent lengthy probe. Rechnitz’s reputation took brothers Josh and Matt Altman — stars a further hit when details emerged about of the Bravo cable network’s ‘Million See De Blasio Donor Jona , page 36 Dollar Listing’ series — to the synagogue
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wants to send a strong message to landlords that he will pursue anyone who engages in these types of practices to the fullest extent of the law.
extent of the law. AG Schneiderman said, “Steven Croman thought he was above the law. But today, he begins a sentence in Rikers Island for perpetrating an elaborate “The measures Mr. Croman took scheme that was intended to push out to boost his own bottom line – rent-stabilized tenants. The measures while blatantly disregarding the Mr. Croman took to boost his own bottom line – while blatantly disregarding wellbeing of his tenants – are the wellbeing of his tenants – are shockshocking.” ing. A booming real estate market is no excuse for criminal activity aimed at disRarely, if ever, has a landlord been placing New Yorkers already struggling sentenced to serve time in jail for engag- with high rents. My office will continue ing in these practices. The jail time and to ensure that all landlords play by the multi-million settlement send a strong rules – and pursue anyone who doesn’t message to landlords that the Attorney to the fullest extent of the law.” General will pursue anyone who engages See Major NYC Landlord , page 36 in these types of practices to the fullest
30 Indicted for Using Forged Parking Placards to Park Illegally in Manhattan Edited by: JV Staff
anhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters announced last week the indictment of 30 people for using forged parking placards to park illegally or to dispute previously issued parking tickets. The defendants are charged in New York State Supreme Court indictments with various charges including Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, and Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree. “New York City is one of the most expensive and challenging places in the world to park a car,” said District Attorney Vance. “It came as no surprise to my Office and our law enforcement partners that alleged scammers have taken advantage of this industry in an effort to park for free and avoid paying tickets. I hope this indictment sends a clear message to anyone using a fake
“It came as no surprise to my Office and our law enforcement partners that alleged scammers have taken advantage of this industry in an effort to park for free and avoid paying tickets” – District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr
An example of a questionable parking placard used in Brooklyn (Photo Credit: JV Photographer)
parking placard in Manhattan that this behavior is illegal and may result in a criminal prosecution. I thank our partners at DOI for their work on this investigation and the prosecutors in my Office’s Financial Frauds Bureau for ensuring this conduct was put to a stop.” DOI Commissioner Mark G. Peters said, “Using a fraudulent placard to get around City parking regulations is no different than stealing any other City benefit or service. As our investigation shows, luxury vehicles with fake placards were restricting access to parking for the disabled, creating potentially dangerous situations and breaking the law. In fact, some of this abuse was observed right outside of DOI’s headquarters in Lower Manhattan. DOI has issued an investigative summary describing the investigation and will continue to work with its partners to ensure these fake
permits are taken off the streets.” New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg: “I applaud DOI for its investigation and the DA’s office for these indictments. NYC DOT is doing its share to address placard abuse by pursuing electronic real-time verification, training law enforcement on the designs of legal placards and by enhancing our holograms. We look forward to a continued crackdown on this activity.” According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, the defendants are charged with using forged parking placards to park illegally or dispute previously issued parking tickets, predominantly in Lower Manhattan, between March and September. Sixteen of the forged placards uncovered during this investigation were purportedly from the following New York City gov-
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n the morning of Tuesday, October 3, Steven Croman, a major New York City landlord who owns more than 140 apartment buildings across Manhattan, was officially sentenced to one year in jail for fraudulently refinancing loans and committing tax fraud. Croman was taken into custody on Tuesday and will serve out his sentence on Rikers Island. As part of his guilty plea, he is also paying a $5 million tax settlement to the State; Croman paid the first $3 million of that settlement last month. A year-long investigation by the Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office found that Croman purchased buildings with rent-stabilized units and, immediately after purchase, began the process of displacing rent-stabilized tenants while simultaneously attempting to refinance the initial mortgage.
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Pictured above is a car illegally parked on a Brooklyn street. While shopping for groceries, the driver of the vehicle parked it here and blocked the street sweeper from coming through (Photo Credit: JV Photographer)
ernmental agencies: the Administration for Child Services, the New York City Law Department, the New York City Department of Health, and the Fire Department of the City of New York. Fourteen placards were purportedly issued by non-municipal agencies: the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, and the New York Blood Center. Three of the defendants filed forged parking placards with the New York City Department of Finance in an attempt to dispute parking tickets that were previously issued. Five of the defendants used forged handicap placards that included their vehicle’s license plate number printed on the placard. Four of
these defendants never applied for a legitimate handicap placard; one had previously possessed a legitimate placard, but had since reapplied and been rejected. Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Gross is handling the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Gloria Garcia, Deputy Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; Anne Ternes, Deputy Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; Archana Rao, Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; and Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Assistant District Attorney Katarina Braafladt and Paralegal Marissa Volpe also assisted with the investigation. District Attorney Vance thanked the New York City Department of Investigation, specifically Special Investigators Dan Taylor and Christina Clyburn, Deputy Chief Investigator Robert Miller, Detective William Orange, the NYPD Squad assigned to DOI, Inspector General Jessica Heegan, and Chief Investigator James McElligott; the members of the NYPD’s 20th Precinct, specifically Officer Zackary Bloomfield; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Director of Security Operations for the NYC Department of Transportation Stefanie Panuccio; the American Red Cross, Office of Investigations, Compliance and Ethics; and the New York City Office of Payroll Administration.
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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Pays Out $5.5M to Teens Who Sued Him By: Anat Ghelber
effrey Epstein, aged 63, is a billionaire and former Bear Sterns financier who made a fortune with his own financial firm, “J. Epstein and Co.” in 2008. He is also a registered sex offender who was arrested and convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served a year and a month in prison. He currently is living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, he is dealing with lawsuits related to his sexual activities. Mr. Epstein has now had to pay $5.5 million to settle lawsuits that were filed against him by over two dozen teens. The accusations in the lawsuits included charges that Epstein recruited underage girls to serve as sex slaves for his rich friends. He’s had to pay out $1million to a victim known as “L.M.,” $2 million to another victim known as “E.W.,” and $2.5 million to a third victim who was only designated as “Jane Doe,” according to the newspaper, the Palm Beach Post. An ongoing feud has been happening between Mr. Epstein and two lawyers named Bradley Edwards and Scott Rothstein. The settlement details with the payouts to the teenagers involved were revealed as part of the feud. Scott Rothstein himself has his own legal troubles. He’s currently incarcerated and serving
Jeffrey Epstein is a registered sex offender who was arrested and convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution, for which he served a year and a month in prison. He currently is living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, he is dealing with lawsuits related to his sexual activities.
a 50-year jail sentence after being convicted of sponsoring a $1.2 billion “Ponzi” confidence scheme. Mr. Rothstein and Edwards had originally been sued by Jeffrey Epstein, who alleged that Bradley Edwards completely made up the accusations about him running the sex slave ring in order to preserve Mr. Rothstein’s ongoing Ponzi scheme. Mr. Edwards had filed the lawsuits for several of the teens accusing Mr. Epstein of recruiting them for the sex slave ring. While this original lawsuit that Jeffrey Epstein filed against Edwards and Rothstein had been dropped in 2012, Epstein has since been sued by
Bradley Edwards for malicious prosecution. That case is due to go to trial in December. Tonja Haddad, Jeffery Epstein’s lawyer, has requested on Tuesday a postponement of the trial. The reason she gave was that she has been unable to communicate with Mr. Epstein since Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc on the private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he maintains a personal estate. Judge Donald Lafele, a Palm Beach Circuit judge, had since refused the request, bringing up Jeffery Epstein’s considerable wealth and the fact that he has a See Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein , page 37
Queens Man Slapped with Charges in Long Running Mortgage Scam Edited by: JV Staff
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ney said that, according to the indictment, in June 2010, the victim, who was then 56-yearsold, feared she was in danger of losing her two-family house, located on New Jersey Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, to foreclosure. A tenant of hers introduced her to the defendant, who claimed he could get her monthly mortgage payments of approximately $2,600 reduced through a modification. The defendant, however, did not actually cause the mortgage payments to be reduced. It is alleged that the defendant told the victim that he was able to get her monthly mortgage
payment reduced to approximately $1,567 a month. From approximately June 25, 2010, until approximately December 31, 2015, the victim paid the defendant approximately $1,567 a month which he was supposed to put towards her mortgage. Instead, he allegedly kept the money, more than $90,000, and did not forward any of it to the companies holding the mortgage. The house eventually went into foreclosure and the woman’s attorney referred the case to the District Attorney’s office. The case was investigated by See Queens Man Slapped , page 36
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Las Vegas Shooting Prompts NYPD to DeBlasio Favors Idea of Moving Rikers' Increase Security & Train Hotel Workers Inmates to Shuttered Queens Jail By Hannah Hayes
By Rebecca Gold
fter the recent devastation rained on Las Vegas by the deadliest mass shooting in US history, the NYPD is stepping up security and enacting new initiatives. One of these new plans it to have thousands of New York hotel employees trained by the police department to spot rifle cases and other weapons as well as guests displaying signs of suspicious behavior. Other precautions have also been taken in several strategic lo- In the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shooting, the NYPD has cations, including Times Square, deployed additional counterterror units in Times Square and at which additional counterter- other strategic locations. ror units have been deployed. Glenn Schuck of 1010 WINS side the New York Hilton, Schuck reported that close to two doz- asked hotel guests what they en weapons in 10 suitcases were thought of this new initiative. “Here in New York City A man named Jack told the brought by Stephen Paddock we’re monitoring the into his suite on the 32nd floor 1010 WINS reporter, “That’s investigation and have of Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Re- what we have to do anymore. I deployed personnel to strategic locations at an sort and Casino. Paddock cre- hate to say it. I can’t believe we ated sniper perches by breaking live in a society where you have abundance of caution.” two windows. From his perch to start to worry about weapons he sprayed a barrage of bullets being everywhere.” Others said that hotel employOn Monday morning, Oc- down onto 22,000 people who tober 2, at police headquarters were gathered to watch an out- ees cannot be expected to do the during a training conference for door country music concert. police’s job, although they know domestic violence, NYPD Com- Over 500 people were transport- that the police can’t be everymissioner James O’Neill said, ed to hospitals with injuries and where all of the time. Tony told Schuck, “If they’re “It’s one of the perils of living in 59 at least 59 were killed. Now in New York City, hotel going to train them, are they goan open, free democratic society. Here in New York City we’re security, bellhops and house- ing to pay them a little bit more? monitoring the investigation and keepers will be trained by the I don’t agree with that, because have deployed personnel to stra- NYPD to be the first line of their main job is to take care of the people that are coming here – tegic locations at an abundance defense. In Midtown Manhattan out- their luggage, all that stuff.” of caution.”
Was Manhattan DA Bribed to Drop Criminal Case Against Trump Kids in 2012? By Rebecca Gold
new report has been released that suggests money was the motivating factor behind Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. suddenly dropping the criminal case against Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump in August 2012. According to a joint report by ProPublica, the New Yorker and WNYC, the DA’s office was far into a criminal investigation of Trump Soho development, and had solid email evidence supporting that the Trump children lied to condo buyers to make their sales success seem greater than it was at the development. Despite all the work put into the probe and supposed solid proof of deceit, DA Vance dropped the case on August 3, 2012, which was four months after Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz had a private meeting with him. Then in September 2012, one month after this decision, Vance’s campaign was contacts
“We did the right thing. Another five and a half months go by. Marc Kasowitz has no matter pending before the office for the Trumps or anybody else.”
From left to right: Donald Trump, and his two eldest children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump
by Kasowitz regarding hosting a re-election fundraiser in January that would bring in $32,000. In October 2013, an additional $9,000 was raised at another fundraiser. In early 2012, Kasowitz had also donated $25,000 to the DA, but that some was returned before their meeting. Reporters were told by Vance, “We did the right thing. Another five and a half months go by. Marc Kasowitz has no matter pending before the office for the Trumps or anybody else. It’s 2013 and it’s an election—and I welcome his support.” Despite all of that, Vance still said that he would return the donations. He said, “I don’t want the money to be a millstone around anybody’s neck, including the office’s.”
The Trump Soho case goes back to 2008. Amid a tanking real estate market, the newly built Trump Soho at 246 Spring Street was struggling to find buyers for its hotel-condo units. Donald Jr. and Ivanka repeatedly claimed that more than 50 percent of units had been sold even though that figure was widely inflated. According to The Real Deal recent and previous reports, “inflating sales numbers can give buyers a false sense of what a unit is really worth. It also violates the Martin Act, which regulates the sale of condos like securities. Trump’s lawyers had long told prosecutors that Donald Jr. and Ivanka’s stateSee Was Manhattan DA Bribed , page 37
ayor Bill de Blasio likes the idea of using a now closed Queens jail as a place to house the prisoners from Rikers Island when it closes. On Monday, October 2, de Blasio’s spokeswoman Natalie Grybauskas told the Daily News that de Blasio supports the Queens Detention complex, which has already been backed by eleven borough City Council members, to be used as a replacement jail site. She said, “Expanding and reopening the Queens Detention Center would be an ideal first step and we have already started to take a hard look at this site to determine its feasibility.” Despite promises to have Rikers shut down within the next ten years, the mayor has not given his opinion on any replacement jail sites until now. Grybauskas said, “The Mayor is committed to closing Rikers Island. For that to happen, we need to continue to reduce the jail population, and we need courageous elected officials and community leaders to help locate potential neighborhood-based jail sites. We thank these Queens officials for their role in this process.” According to The Daily News, “The Queens pols sent a letter to
The now shuttered Queens Detention Center has received a lot of support for its reopening to replace Rikers Island.
de Blasio earlier Monday asking him to use the detention center site in Kew Gardens, behind the borough's courthouse. The jail there was shuttered 15 years ago after decades of holding detainees. The group includes Elizabeth Crowley, the chair of the criminal justice committee, and Karen Koslowitz, whose district the site is in. A commission headed by former chief judge Jonathan Lippman, which recommended shutting down the troubled jail complex on Rikers Island, said there should be smaller jails in each borough, near their courthouses. Council members representing court sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx have said they'd be open to creating or expanding jails to make way for vio-
lence-plagued Rikers to close.” The earlier idea, which led to much opposition, of using Staten Island as the location of the new jail has been ruled out by de Blasio. The member of the Queens Council said that the Kew Gardens sites “for many years operated with little incident to the surrounding community” and reopening it would “avoid the fraught process of placing community jails in residential neighborhoods throughout the borough.” The city jail population will still need to be nearly cut in half in order to close Rikers. Even with the opening of a new jail site, the number of inmates will still have to go from close to 10,000 down to around 5,500.
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Goldman Sachs to Explore Starting a 48% Stake in Times Square Office Bitcoin Trading Operation Condo Hits Market; Seeking $445M By Rachel Shapiro
oldman Sachs Group Inc. is looking into ways it could assist its clients in trading bitcoin and other digital currencies. Although a precise business plan and timetable for executing it has not yet been created, nor has the New York-based bank made any bitcoin-related investments, it is speaking with cryptocurrency experts, according to Bloomberg News’ source who asked to remain anonymous. The source said that the bank is trying to find answers to questions like: how to understand the risks of the volatile currency and how to address know-your-customer requirements.
Goldman Sachs Headquarters, at 200 West Street, in Manhattan. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
broke the story of these efforts by Goldman Sachs. Bloomberg News reports, “Goldman Sachs’s approach differs from that of JPMorgan “In response to client Chase & Co. Chief Executive interest in digital Officer Jamie Dimon, who said currencies, we are last month that bitcoin is a fraud exploring how best to serve them in the space.” and that he would fire any employee trading it for being ‘stupid.’ The bank does facilitate In a statement, Goldman trades of an exchange-traded Sachs spokeswoman Tiffany note tied to the price of bitcoin. Galvin simply said, “In response Others have been more open to client interest in digital cur- to the cryptocurrency. Morgan rencies, we are exploring how Stanley Chief Executive Offibest to serve them in the space.” cer James Gorman said bitcoin Early on Monday, October is more than just a fad. Former 2, The Wall Street Journal first Goldman Sachs and Fortress
Investment Group LLC trader Mike Novogratz is starting a $500 million hedge fund to invest in cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and related companies, a person familiar with his plans said last month.” Goldman Sachs has already invested in the startup Axoni, which focuses on getting financial firms distributed-ledger technology. Goldman Sachs is further along bitcoin’s underlying blockchain technology. The firm could surely benefit from a new trading operation in digital currencies, which is a highly volatile asset. In the second quarter, Goldman Sachs reported a 40 percent drop in bond trading. Goldman Sachs’ former vice president and cryptocurrency investment firm BlockTower Capital’s managing partner and CEO Matthew Goetz said, "The smartest Wall Street firms have an opportunity to lead the market in offering financial services to the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry.” He continued, "I think it behooves the smart and more forward-thinking firms to be involved in cryptocurrency, given the number of new services and business lines that will stem from it as this important new industry continues to build and institutionalize."
Brodsky Org Sells Retail Condo to Israeli Firm for $73.3M By Charles Bernstein
92,000-square-foot mixed retail residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has been sold by Brodsky Organization to a subsidiary of Israeli real estate investment firm Gazit-Globe for $73.3 million, according to information The Real Deal. The condominium is located at 401 East 60th Street on the corner of First Avenue. There are two retail tenants, Starbucks and Bed, Bath & Beyond, that currently occupy the entire corner space. In addition to the retail space, the property, which was developed in 1999 by Brodsky, also has a garage and apartment building. The sale, which when broken down cost approximately $800 per square foot, was brokered by Darcy Stacom, Bill Shanahan, Ryan Spector and Carl Shorett of CBRE.
Gazit Globe Horizons President & CEO Jeff Mooallem
The building at 401 East 60th Street has been purchased by Gazit Horizons for $73.3 million. (Photo Credit: Google Maps)
TRD reports, “Gazit-Globe is a major owner of shopping centers around the globe and owns the Barneys store at 161 West 16th Street in Chelsea. In May, the company formed the subsidiary Gazit Horizons to invest in U.S. real estate. The retail condo is its second U.S. acquisition, following a $29.45 million deal in Miami in July.” Large mixed-use properties in major cities are what Gazit Horizons plans to focus on. Jeffrey Mooallem, a 19-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, was chosen to head GazitGlobe’s new U.S. investment subsidiary, Gazit Horizons Inc. In May, in a prepared statement, Mooallem said, “With our collective experience and relationships in the industry, we are well positioned to acquire assets in some of the strongest and
fastest growing markets in the country. We will utilize our experience and capital structure to acquire larger and more complicated assets across multiple product types, and create additional value through asset management, redevelopment and repurposing.” “The chance to work with a company of Gazit’s stature and build a new investment platform in the United States is a special and unique opportunity,” Mooallem said, adding he looked “forward to building the best team and best portfolio possible to execute our strategic objectives.” In August, Gazit-Globe chair Chaim Katzman told the Wall Street Journal, “Brick-and-mortar [retail], where 80% to 90% of the sales take place, is still a powerful environment for brand building, cultivating loyalty and experiential retail.”
By Mark Snyder
anhattan luxury property market is about to be put to the test by HSBC and Edge Fund Advisors, to see if it has made a comeback from the slump it has experienced in the beginning of 2017. The partners have put on the market a 48 percent stake in 1540 Broadway’s office portion with an asking price of approximately $445 million. According to a report by the Real Estate Alert 92 percent of the 909,000-square-foot commercial condo property is occupied. The listing is being managed by Newmark Knight Frank.
1540 Broadway is an office condo centrally located in the heart of Manhattan’s Times Square.
A 48% stake in 1540 Broadway’s office portion has been placed on the market.
fice portion of the property. Macklowe lost the property to his lender, Deutsche Bank, which sold it to CBRE Global Investors.” Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was the architect that designed the building, which is located According to The Real Deal, “The 44-story tower in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between45th and was built in 1990 as the headquarters of German 46th streets. In 2010, a 49 percent stake publisher Bertelsmann in the property was purchased by HSBC, in a deal that valued According to The Real Deal, the office space at $520 million. “The 44-story tower was built Then in 2011 the remaining in 1990 as the headquarters 51 percent was acquired in a of German publisher Bertels- deal valuing it at $660 million, mann. In 2006, Vornado Realty respectively. Adobe Systems, Trust bought the retail space for Viacom, Verizon, Pillsbury $260 million. A year later, Harry Winthrop and Duane Morris Macklowe paid the Blackstone are among the tenants of the Group $830 million for the of- building. The cash required upfront for any buyer to acquire the stake would be reduced, because they would also assume a share of the $450 million mortgage.
Yankee Ticket Sales Increase for 1st Time in Nearly a Decade By Mark Snyder
or the first time since 2009, the New York Yankees have seen an increase in revenues from ticket and suite sales this year. Crain’s news reported, “Led by stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the team generated $236 million in tickets and suite sales over the just-completed regular season, according to calculations by Crain's that a Yankees spokeswoman confirmed. That's a modest increase over last year's $231 million, which marked the seventh straight season of decline, according to disclosures provided to Yankee Stadium bondholders. Arresting the drop surely pleases the Steinbrenners and Yankee management, although ticket and suite revenues nonetheless remain 40% below peak levels, reflecting a decline of around $150 million.”
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Lincoln Center Nixes Plans for a $500M Renovation of Geffen Hall By: Shlomie Katash
n Tuesday, the new leaders of the Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic decided to scrap a $500 million renovation of one of the biggest cultural projects in the country, the David Geffen Hall and were seeking simpler ways to improve the theater that was built in 1962, according to a NYT report. This is a major setback for a project has consumed nearly 20 years of work for the center and the Philharmonic. The new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009 and was christened The latest plan attempted to with a World Series victory. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia) preserve the shell of the building the team can be attributed to more discounts on tickets to and to build a new concert hall ticket and suite sales. The re- fill the seats in the stadium. It around it. It was jumpstarted mainder comes from the team’s offered tickets at half-price for in 2015 with a $100 million gift share of Major League Base- certain nights, $10 grandstand from the entertainment mogul, ball's TV contracts with ESPN, seats for every game in addition David Geffen. This reversal is Turner and Fox, as well as its to other promotions. one of the several recent delayed, In the future, Yankee fans scrapped, or rethought major 20% stake in the Fox-owned can expect to pay more for New York cultural projects. YES Network. If the Yankees can come up tickets, despite how the team Examples include the Metrowith some great wins in the does this month. Last month, politan Museum of Art pushing playoffs, then it should signifi- season-tickets holders were cantly help boost the ticket and informed by the Yankees that Since 2010, attendance suite sales for the team this year prices are raising 10% next Ms. Borda explained that AT Yankees games has and possibly in future seasons. year, in part due to the team decreased by 600,000, the turning point came although the team still is High ticket prices and poor charging more for the most when the construction one of the top attraction performance by the Yankees on popular games. There will also and design team the field is what has led to the be an extra weekend played of the MLB. informed them that the fall in attendance. Since 2010, at home in 2018. The team’s work would drag into attendance AT Yankees games spokeswoman said that these the third Philharmonic According to Forbes, the has decreased by 600,000, al- increases will be balanced by season, which posed Yankees annual revenue is $526 though the team still is one of other ticket plans, which ina real danger to the million. Approximately half of the top attraction of the MLB. clude less sought-after games, orchestra this total revenue taken in by This year the team has given decreasing in price.
On Tuesday, the new leaders of the Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic decided to scrap a $500 million renovation of one of the biggest cultural projects in the country, the David Geffen Hall and were seeking simpler ways to improve the theater that was built in 1962
back plans to build a new $600 million contemporary wing earlier this year, and the billionaire Barry Diller abandoned his plan his plan to build a $250 million performance center on a man-made island located in the Hudson River last month. The Geffen Hall project had holes in it from the start. Questions such as who would pay for it and how the Philharmonic would survive during construction. Debora Spar, the new president of Lincoln Center, and Deborah Borda, the new president and chief executive of the Philharmonic said in a joint interview that "There was a general sense that the project had just gotten too
complicated." Ms. Spar gave examples of construction requiring considerable underground evacuation, work on the building's foundation, and reconfigurations of its plumbing and other systems. Ms. Borda explained that the turning point came when the construction and design team informed them that the work would drag into the third Philharmonic season, which posed a real danger to the orchestra. Ms. Spar insured that Mr. Geffen was on board with the decision to change directions. The new approach is designed See Lincoln Center Nixes , page 38
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Trump Backs Away from Promise to Jewish Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson Creates Move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem $4M Fund for Victims of Las Vegas Massacre By: Joel B. Pollak
By: David Rosenberg
resident Donald Trump told former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in an interview broadcast on TBN last Saturday that he would not move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem until he had tried to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The statement marks a significant walk-back of Trump’s campaign promise in 2016 to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “fairly quickly.” In March 2016, in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a prominent pro-Israel lobby group, Trump committed to moving the embassy to Jerusalem, explaining that it would increase the chance of peace with the Palestinians: “But when the United States stands with Israel, the chances of peace really rise and rises exponentially. That’s what will happen when Donald Trump is president of the United States. We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem. And we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel. The Palestinians must come
D President Donald Trump told former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in an interview broadcast on TBN last Saturday that he would not move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem until he had tried to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
to the table knowing that the bond between the United States and Israel is absolutely, totally unbreakable. They must come to the table willing and able to stop the terror being committed on a daily basis against Israel. They must do that. And they must come to the table willing to accept that Israel is a Jewish state and it will forever exist as a Jewish state.” In his interview with Huckabee, Trump appeared to dump that logic in favor of the conventional wisdom that the chances for peace would be hurt by affirming Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem.
ays after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers outside of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, Jewish philanthropist and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson announced the formation of a $4 million relief fund for the victims of the largest mass shooting on American soil. The fund will include donations from Adelson and his wife, Miriam, via the Adelson Family Foundation, as well as from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a casino and resort operating company founded by Sheldon Adelson, who currently serves as the
Huckabee: Ambassador [David] Friedman recently indicated that the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. Do we have a timeframe? Trump: Well, we’re going to make a decision in the not-toodistant future. Right now, we are actually working on a plan that everybody says will never work — because for many, many years, it’s never worked, they say it’s the toughest deal of all, is peace between Israel and the Palestinians. So we’re going to work that, and if that doesn’t The fund will include donations from Adelson and his wife, work — which is possible that Miriam, via the Adelson Family Foundation, as well as from the it won’t, to be totally honest, I Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a casino and resort operating See Trump Backs Away , page 37
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Lisa Bloom Announces Resignation as Harvey Weinstein’s Adviser
"I have told him that times have changed, it is 2017, and he needs to evolve to a higher standard," The New York Times reported Thursday on decades of sexual harassment charges against Weinstein and revealed he had reached settlements with at least eight women over the years. Among the lurid details of Weinstein's behavior in the report
Feminist attorney Lisa Bloom announced Saturday she had resigned as an advisor to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the subject of a bombshell article this week detailing decades of sexual harassment complaints against him.
were that he once asked actress Ashley Judd in the 1990s to watch him shower and badgered a female assistant into giving him a massage while he was naked in 2015. Bloom acknowledged in an interview Friday on ABC that Weinstein's actions were "gross." Bloom had been advising Weinstein on "gender and power dynamics," according to the New York Times, and called him "an old dinosaur learning new ways." Later on Friday, HuffPost reported on a female television journalist claiming Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant in 2007 and masturbated in front of her. Upon the release of the New York Times story Thursday,
Bloom released a statement about advising Weinstein where she said as a women's rights advocate, she had been "blunt with Harvey" and he had listened. "I have told him that times have changed, it is 2017, and he needs to evolve to a higher standard," she wrote. However, she's now done advising him. Fallout from the story about Weinstein's actions has been swift. He has taken an indefinite leave of absence from The Weinstein Company, one-third of the company's all-male board has resigned, and several Democrats have announced they're giving away his past donations to them. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
company’s CEO. Half of the money will be provided via the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s charitable program, Sands Cares, while the remaining $2 million will be provided by the Adelson Family Foundation. The joint venture offers, among other things, accommodations for shooting victims and their families, food and supplies for blood donors, and grief counseling. Earlier this week, Adelson met with President Trump to discuss See Jewish Philanthropist , page 37
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eminist attorney Lisa Bloom announced Saturday she had resigned as an advisor to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the subject of a bombshell article this week detailing decades of sexual harassment complaints against him. "I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein," Bloom wrote on Twitter. "My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement." Bloom's decision to assist Weinstein in the first place raised eyebrows given her work defending alleged victims of sexual harassment, not the accused themselves. Her mother, feminist attorney Gloria Allred, said this week she would not have represented Weinstein if asked.
Days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers outside of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more, Jewish philanthropist and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson announced the formation of a $4 million relief fund for the victims of the largest mass shooting on American soil.
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State Department: Tillerson Didn't Nebraska Schools Cancel Speech Over Call Trump a 'Moron' Threats Made Against Jewish Students State Department spokeswoman strongly denies reported that Secretary of State had called Trump a "moron" By: A7 Staff
tate Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert last Wednesday strongly denied that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called President Donald Trump a "moron," as reported by NBC News earlier. "The secretary does not use that type of language," Nauert said during a press briefing, according to The Hill. "The secretary did not use that type of language to speak about the president of the United States. He does not use that language to speak about anyone," she added. She also said that Tillerson had reassured her that he and the president were "all good," despite reports that he was considering leaving the State Department amid growing tensions with Trump. The NBC News report claimed Tillerson considered resigning over the summer amid disagreements with the White House. The report said Tillerson even called Trump a “moron” this summer, after a meeting at the Pentagon with members of Trump’s national security team and Cabinet officials. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly got
involved at the time to discuss ways to ease tensions. In a news conference earlier on Wednesday, Tillerson addressed the report, affirming his “commitment” to the administration and denying that he ever considered resigning. Asked about the claim that he called Trump a “moron”, Tillerson replied that he would not address “petty” stuff, but said of the president, “He loves this country. He puts Americans and America first. He’s smart.” Trump, who was en route to Las Vegas to meet with survivors of Sunday’s massacre, also hit back at NBC News over the report. “NBC news is #FakeNews and
more dishonest than even CNN. They are a disgrace to good reporting. No wonder their news ratings are way down!” Trump tweeted. Pence 's office denied the story as well. Jarrod Agen, Pence's top spokesman, said in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner that the Vice President and Tillerson have never discussed resignation. Agen described the NBC News story about Pence's intervention as "categorically false." "The Vice President values the service of the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and is grateful for his strong affirmation See State Department , page 37
Rabbis Welcome US Directives on Religious Liberty US Orthodox rabbis, OU, praise Trump Administration directives to protect religious rights and rights of unborn children able to feel pain. By: A7 Staff
he Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) on Monday welcomed a series of directives from the Trump Administration to protect religious freedom and the rights of unborn children able to feel pain. Late last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor, and the Office of Management and Budget all issued directives to protect the free exercise of religion, to protect the rights of those whose religious beliefs preclude support of contraceptives and abortifacient services, and to protect the lives of unborn children from twenty weeks post-fertilization. The steps are a vast change from the Obama administration's policies under which Obama's Affordable Care Act insisted on healthcare policies that include contraceptive coverage, leading the Catholic convent, Little Sisters of the Poor, to lead a fight against it as an abrogation of freedom of religion. The CJV deplored the efforts of left-wing Jewish groups to mischaracterize these steps, which Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, de-
Rabbi Dov Fischer of Orange County, California added: "The government should not be forcing those whose religious beliefs oppose dispensing contraceptives to violate their consciences. Nothing in these new directives precludes people from purchasing over-the-counter birth control products. It is long overdue that the First Amendment balance return to respecting the right of religious believers, free of government coercion to compromise their beliefs."
scribed as an "assault on women's rights." "Why is it," asked Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the CJV, "that liberal groups, too often Jewish, speak of tolerance yet fail to acknowledge the sincere values, beliefs and practices of those with whom they disagree? Judaism values every life, including that of the unborn child. Employers who claim that abortion or birth control violate their religious or
moral beliefs deserve our respect and support." His colleague Rabbi Dov Fischer added: "The government should not be forcing those whose religious beliefs oppose dispensing contraceptives to violate their consciences. Nothing in these new directives precludes people from purchasing over-the-counter birth control products. It is long overdue See Rabbis Welcome US , page 37
By: Beatrice Dupuy
Nebraska school district has canceled a pair of appearances by a Palestinian activist after a Jewish group complained that the event had led to threats against Jews. Millard Public Schools in Omaha scrubbed talks by Nora Carmi, a Palestinian Christian, who was slated to speak to Advanced Placement Human Geography students in two high schools about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week. At least one parent had complained that Carmi would only present one side of the issue — but the event was canceled altogether by the principals after the local Anti-Defamation League claimed that Jewish students were being bullied at one of the high schools, Millard North, as a result of Carmi's upcoming speech. "Once something becomes a disruption to our learning environment and spills out of the classrooms and into the hallways, our first concern is safety and the other is getting back to learning," Rebecca Kleeman, school district spokeswoman, told Newsweek. It is unclear what, if any, harassment occurred. The district has launched an investigation into the report. "We take any reports very seriously and we will talk with students and their families," Kl-
Millard Public Schools in Omaha scrubbed talks by Nora Carmi, (pictured above) a Palestinian Christian, who was slated to speak to Advanced Placement Human Geography students in two high schools about the IsraeliPalestinian conflict this week
eeman said. One local activist told the Omaha World-Herald that she was concerned that the school district had been too quick to cancel the speeches out of oversensitivity to some people’s fear of having the Palestinian view heard. “Public schools of all places should let students hear both sides in civil discourse,” Sandie Hanna told the newspaper. “It is the Palestinian voice that people do not want to hear.” The district has a controversial issues policy that it applies for circumstances like these. "It is important that students develop an understanding of
ideas which may be different than their own," the policy reads. "It is important that they develop judgment, a capacity to discern the difference between fact and opinion, and to weigh arguments, debates, slogans and appeals." Following the harassment reports, school officials at Millard North met with the Advanced Placement students and explained why he had canceled the speaker's appearance. Carmi, who was born in Jerusalem before the founding of Israel, had already spoken at Creighton University in Omaha ahead of her scheduled high school talks. At Creighton, she shared her hopes for peace. Carmi has been touring this fall as part of an International Peacemakers lecture series sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. With recent incidents of violence, Israel and Palestine are on high alert during the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot. Israel placed the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on lockdown until October 14, with Palestinians barred from entering military checkpoints except for “humanitarian, medical and exception cases.” Israeli officials have increased security measures as a result of an attack in the Har Adar Settlement in Jerusalem this week and the reconciliation talks being held between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. (NEWSWEEK.COM)
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Harvey Weinstein Fired in Wake of Sexual Harassment Charges; Meryl Streep & Others Actresses Speak Out By: Walter Metuth
ne of Hollywood's most powerful movie producers, Harvey Weinstein, has been fired by the board of the company he founded after a news report recounted his decades-long sexual harassment of women in the film industry. The 65-year-old Weinstein oversaw production of some of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful films over the last 30 years, including "Shakespeare in Love," "Pulp Fiction," "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "The English Patient," "Good Will Hunting" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler." He ran the Miramax and later the Weinstein movie companies with his brother Bob Weinstein. But the movie mogul's fall came quickly after The New York Times reported last week that Weinstein, a man known in Hollywood for his demanding control of film productions and angry outbursts, had made unwanted sexual advances on women stretching over nearly three decades. The story said Weinstein had paid confidential settlements to at least eight women who had accused him of sexual harassment. In a statement last week, Weinstein said that "the way I've behaved with colleagues
in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it." Later, he claimed some of the newspaper's claims were false and said he would sue for defamation. Weinstein took a leave of absence from his company on Friday, but on Sunday the board said that "in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days," it had told him that "his employment is terminated, effective immediately." Weinstein has been big donor in recent years to Democratic politicians in the U.S. and liberal causes. But with the sexual harassment revelations, Democratic political figures moved quickly over the weekend to transfer the same amount of Weinstein's donations to charitable causes. In a related development, President Trump has weighed in on the escalating controversy that is swirling around Weinstein and the latest charges leveled against. Speaking to a media gaggle over the weekend on the White House grounds, Trump said that he had known Weinstein for years and was “not surprised” by the charges. The Hollywood Reporter also quoted iconic Hollywood actress Meryl Streep when she referred to the women who had
One of Hollywood's most powerful movie producers, Harvey Weinstein, (pictured above) has been fired by the board of the company he founded after a news report recounted his decades-long sexual harassment of women in the film industry.
exposed Weinstein as a sexual abuser as “heroes.” “The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes," Streep said. "One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew," she continued. "Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t
US Cancels Visa Services to Turkey U.S. mission in Turkey reduces visa services following arrest of consulate employee. Turkey retaliates with the same move. By: A7 Staff
he U.S. mission in Turkey on Sunday reduced visa services after a U.S. mission employee was detained in Turkey last week, Reuters reports. The Turkish mission in Washington subsequently announced a similar move, with both sides saying they needed to reassess each other's commitment to the security of their personnel. The incident comes after a U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul was arrested last week on charges of links to Fethullah Gulen, a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup. The move was condemned by Washington as baseless and damaging to ties between the NATO allies. "Recent events have forced the United States government to
Fethullah Gulen, a cleric blamed for last year’s failed coup in Turkey
The U.S. mission in Turkey on Sunday reduced visa services after a U.S. mission employee was detained in Turkey last week, Reuters reports
reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of U.S. mission and personnel," the statement by the mission in Ankara said, according to Reuters. "In order to minimize the number of visitors to our embassy and consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey." The Turkish embassy in Washington followed the U.S. example, and made virtually the same statement, only replacing the country names, noted Reuters. The state-run Anadolu news agency identified the consulate employee as a male Turkish citizen and said he was arrested late on Wednesday on charges of espionage and attempts to damage the constitutional order and Tur-
key's government. U.S.-Turkish tensions have risen over U.S. military support for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria, considered by Ankara to be an extension of the banned PKK, which has waged an insurgency for three decades in southeast Turkey. Gulen currently resides in exile in the United States. He leads a popular movement called Hizmet and split from Erdogan over a corruption scandal in 2013. Erdogan has long accused him of running a parallel state from abroad. Turkey has pressed, so far in vain, for the United States to extradite Gulen over the July 2016 coup, in which more than 240 people were killed. Gulen denies any involvement in the coup attempt and has hinted it could have been “staged” by the government. (INN)
Harvey Weinstein and actress Meryl Streep attend the Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Awards. In light of the charges of sexual harassment that have been brought against Weinstein and to which he has essentially admitted, Streep told the Hollywood Reporter, “The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.”
"Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offenses which are, of course, horrifying and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out," Judi Dench said.
gative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it, she told the Hollywood Reporter. "The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar," Streep know about these other offens- concluded. "Each brave voice es: I did not know about his that is raised, heard and credited financial settlements with ac- by our watchdog media will ultitresses and colleagues; I did not mately change the game.” On Sunday night, Rose Mcknow about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, Gowan spoke to the Hollywood or other inappropriate, coercive Reporter about the entire "bro acts. And If everybody knew, I nature" of Hollywood, only don’t believe that all the investi- hours after it was announced
that Harvey Weinstein had been terminated by his own company. The end of his employment as studio chief came days after the New York Times reported that the industry mogul had numerous claims of sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by multiple accusers. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, McGowan said the old way Hollywood functioned in regard to the treatment of women is done. "Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP," McGowan told THR. "Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not. It is so not a good look. In the way cooler than Hollywood world I live and work in, I am actually embarrassed to be associated with it." She added, "The men of Hollywood need to know they own no woman. The days of Entourage-like behavior and thinking is as dated as your largely bro nature." With Weinstein out, McGowan said the next step was crystal clear, in her mind. "I’m calling on the board to resign effective immediately," she said. "And for other men to stop other men when they are being disgusting." See Harvey Weinstein Fired , page 38
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New York Women's Foundation Gala Takes Over the Plaza Hotel By: Lieba Nesis
Emcee Poppy Harlow at the Plaza
Jean Shafiroff and Grainne McNamara (Photo Credit: Lieba Nesis)
he New York Women's Foundation held its 30th Anniversary Fall Gala at the Plaza Hotel with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM. This year Emmett Carson, Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna Eggleston and Hon. Jonathan Lippman were honored with "The Radical Generosity Award" recognizing their commitment to uplifting women with incredible contributions. The organization provided more than $9.2 million this past year by partnering up with more than 125 organizations to improve the lives of women and families across the city. Co-chairs Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Kwanza Butler, Anne Delaney, Cathy and Walther Isaacson, and Michele and Jason Penzer helped fill the room with tickets per person costing $1,250. Tonight, there was a palpable sadness as emcee and CNN anchor Poppy Harlow asked for a moment of silence for those killed in Las Vegas. It is always unfortunate when a celebratory dinner takes place on a lachrymose occasion and the heaviness in the crowd was readily apparent. The night started with the "Opera Collective" duo of Omar Bowey and Lindell Carter performing a wonderful rendition of "Rigoletto", "Il Trovatore", and "Fedora" to the delight of the audience. After attending the threeand-a-half Metropolitan Opera Gala last week the brief and delightful repertoire was perfect.
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Then we were treated to the more serious portion of the evening with Emmett Carson head of the $8.2 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation lambasting the President for his policies. Dr. Angela Diaz was then heralded for heading the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center which serves more than 10,000 young people a year. An acting pediatrician, she spoke of how the organization helped her beat depression and hopelessness giving her the ambition to pursue a medical degree at Columbia and a Master's in Public Health from Harvard. Verna Eggleston, head of Women's Development at Bloomberg Philanthropies since 2007, praised Bloomberg as someone who has no fear in standing side by side with a woman like her. She also cleverly remarked that "beside every great man is a great woman" a comment the crowd adored. Every year there is someone at the dinner who moves me to tears and tonight that person was LaDeamMa McMoore, who suffered under the hands of an abusive husband for eight years. If that wasn't horrific enough after he had hit her with a gun the weapon accidentally discharged and she plead guilty serving 11.5 years in prison. LaDeamMa stood before us as an incredibly powerful, vocal force of nature and she was given a well deserved standing ovation. The dinner of fish was delightful and the
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Honoree Angela Diaz and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright
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Murderers of Jewish Man in Samaria, Captured; Terrorism Suspected
Netanyahu Scrambles as Program Assisting French Olim Set to End
Two suspected murderers captured following gruesome killing of Samaria resident Reuven Shmerling. Terrorism suspected.
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sraeli security forces captured two Arab residents of the Palestinian Authority suspected of murdering 70-year-old Reuven Shmerling last week. The two suspects, residents of the PA-controlled town of Qabatiya in northern Samaria, were arrested last Thursday in a joint operation by the Shin Bet internal security agency, Israel Police, and the IDF. The arrests were cleared for publication Sunday evening. While police initially suggested the murder may have been the result of a business dispute between Shmerling and employees of his factory, authorities now say the evidence suggests the murder was a premeditated act of terrorism. “Evidence gathered thus far by the [Shin Bet] indicates that this was a terrorist attack carried out for a nationalist motive,” the Shin Bet said in a statement Sunday. Investigators say the investigation is still ongoing and further details remain under a gag order. Shmerling, a long-time resident of the town of Elkana in western Samaria, was found
P Family and friends attend the funeral of Reuven Schmerling who was from the settlement of Elkana in the Western Shomron
dead in his factory in the nearby Arab town of Kfar Qasim last Wednesday afternoon, with signs of extreme violence on his body. The victim’s son, Shai, found Shmerling’s remains in the Kfar Qasim industrial zone Wednesday afternoon after he failed to return home. Shmerling’s children and grandchildren had gathered at his home Wednesday ahead of the Sukkot holiday to celebrate his 70th birthday. On Friday, some 1,200 people gathered at the Elkana cemetery to pay their final respects as Shmerling was laid to rest.
Just days before his murder, Shmerling had served as cantor at the Moreshet Yehudit synagogue in Elkana during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. MK Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home) founded the Moreshet Yehudit synagogue, named in honor of his late wife, Marcia Judith Slomiansky (nee Dolgin). In a related development, two teenage Arab residents of Jerusalem are set to be indicted for a recent attack on a civilian car in the capital. The two suspects, both 15 years old, were arrested a week See Murderers of Jewish Man , page 37
rime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke Monday with Labor and Welfare Minister Haim Katz and asked him to examine how to extend a program assisting French immigrants. Katz promised to look into the matter and vowed that he would find a way to continue the program despite budgetary constraints. Thousands of French Jews move to Israel every year, and a program titled "Community Absorption Model" was set up in 2015 to assist them in navigating Israel's maze of government bureaucracy and regulations. However, the program is set to expire in January due to budgetary constraints and its employees will be laid off. Last week, Ariel Kandel, who heads the French immigrant NGO Qualita, wrote to Katz and told him that the absence of the program would make life significantly harder for French immigrants, many of whom do not speak Hebrew. "There are currently some 100,000 French speakers in Israel, many of whom are new immigrants who still do not speak Hebrew, and we need to help such a large population. Children with special needs, women suffering
Thousands of French Jews move to Israel every year, and a program titled "Community Absorption Model" was set up in 2015 to assist them in navigating Israel's maze of government bureaucracy and regulations
from domestic violence, people with disabilities, youth and at-risk populations, single-parent families, and more," wrote Kandel. "Until the start of the project, all of these people mentioned could not be assisted by Israel's Welfare Ministry due to the language barrier. This program helps thousands of immigrants and contributed greatly to the absorption of immigrants from France. Canceling the plan is a step backward. I call on the welfare minister not to cancel the plan" Kandel stressed. In 2016, the Jewish Agency reported that the rate of French Jews, which had reached an all time high to due anti-Semitic incidents in France, emigrating
to Israel dropped by 32%, which Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky attributed partly to “high housing prices in Israel and non-recognition in Israel of diplomas” of some French professionals. Sharansky said the Jewish Agency is in talks with the government to solve these issues. French Olim have problems getting their degrees recognized in Israel because the structure of higher education in France, although on an extremely high level, is different from the Anglo-American model followed in Israel. In addition, 68% of immigrant doctors do not pass the certification test the first time due to the high standard of Hebrew required. (INN)
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Iran Nuke Deal Should be Abrogated
et's put our cards on the table.... right now. sity is beyond alarming. The unwarranted giveWe at the New York Jewish Voice urge Pres- aways for Iran tucked inside this deal are also conident Trump to dump the Obama-Iran Nu- cerning. Lifting the arms embargo in five years clear Deal. To support our stance, we'll use lets Iran procure the sophisticated missile defense the exact words from one of its most initial, out- system they need to guard the nuclear weapons spoken Senatorial opponents: "After deep study, they want. And suspending the ballistic weapons careful thought and considerable soul-searching, ban after eight years allows Iran to develop the I have decided I must oppose the agreement and technology to deliver a weapon anywhere in the world." will vote "This deal 'yes' on a may tempomotion of rarily slow disapprovIran's nucleal." Wow! ar enrichS t r o n g ment, but it words from speeds up an elected the enrichJewish leadment of the er. This guy Revolutioncontinues: "I ary Guard will vote to and the Iradisapprove nian terror the agreeproxies that ment, not endanger because I security and believe war stability in is a viable the Middle or desirable option, nor Let's put our cards on the table.... right now. We at the New York Jewish East. Opening Iran up to challenge Voice urge President Trump to dump the Obama-Iran Nuclear Deal. to foreign the path of diplomacy, it is because I believe Iran will not investment, increasing its oil exports and unchange and under the agreement it will be able freezing over $100 billion in assets means more to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions money for Hamas for building terror tunnels in while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nu- Gaza, more weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon, clear power." And these words, dear readers, are more slaughter in Syria and more violence worldfrom our own NY Senator.......Chuck Schumer, wide. I cannot support a deal giving Iran billions when Obama and Kerry were hawking this deal of dollars in sanctions relief in return for letting it to the nation from the back of a snake-oil wagon. maintain an advanced nuclear program and the And let's listen to another heavy hitting Demo- infrastructure of a threshold nuclear state." These two top Democrats said it all before the crat opponent to the deal. This one is from House member Ted Deutch from South Florida, and deal was put through and we wonder why they how he felt about the deal when it was first pre- have both reneged at this moment on their inisented by President Obama: "No one denies Iran's tial opposition now that President Trump wants support for the world's most notorious terrorist to obliterate the deal using their very reasons for groups. No one disputes Iran's destabilizing influ- initially opposing it just a few years ago. It beats us ence in the Middle Eat or in killing Americans. but we now can see the hypocrisy of the ProgresAnd because no one trusts Iran not to cheat in any sive Left with their present support for Iran to join way it can, the fact that this deal makes it nearly North Korea as a threat to the rest of the world, impossible to reinstate sanctions of today's inten- one that happens to be civilized.
Las Vegas Massacre & “The Big Lies”
t did not take long for the predatory vultures of tragedies? Or did his outright support of Black Lives Matacademia to start plucking away at the victims of the Las Vegas massacre in order to make ter result in the shooting deaths of police by blacks hay in their arenas of perverted Progressive who were under his influence as a "person of colpolitics. And of course, in the world of the college or" role model? That his handling of the "ISIS juclassrooms in which they rule supreme, their lies, nior varsity," his coddling of Palestinian terrorists untruths and false innuendoes are now resonating or his arming of the Mexican druglords with hunand taking shape in order to breed the next gener- dreds of fully automatic weapons resulted in thouation of "elite" radicals. And that takes us to perch sands dying? Or that his wimpiness at the hands of Professor Tessa Ong-Winkelman, obviously of of the North Koreans or Iranians relating to their Asian heritage, at the University of Nevada at Las acquiring and threatening us with atomic weapVegas, just a short flight from the scene of the re- onry would make all of the above catastrophes look like a stroll through cent massacre. the park? Of course not. She was recently seLiberals in their ivory cretly videotaped in towers always view the her classroom lecturing world with their blinkers her captive audience only permitting them blaming the rhetoric of to selectively view the President Trump for the world from their southshootings. "Right when paw slant. Objectivity in he got elected, I told their private spheres of my classes, three semesinfluence is kryptonite to ters ago, that some of us their cause. won't be affected by this presidency, but others And their cause is to are going to die. Other influence, intimidate people will die because and bully their captive of this." One wonders if audiences composed of she also, back in 2008, after the election of Professor Tessa Ong-Winkelman was recently young, unsophisticated Barack Obama to the secretly videotaped in her classroom lecturing teen-agers to accept and presidency offered up her captive audience while blaming the rhetoric swallow the mantra of similar prophesies to the of President Trump for the shootings in Las Vegas the far-Left in order to continue the destruction eventual slaughters to take place under his watch at Fort Hood, San Ber- and moral decay of this nation. For a student to nardino, the Boston Marathon, the Orlando night rebuff a prof would result in a grade suicidal for club, Aurora in Colorado, the D.C. Naval Yard, at graduate school entry. To clear thinking parents of Overland Park, at Umpqua College or the weekly the students sitting in the seats of Prof. Ong-Winbody counts in Chicago? Did she lecture her stu- kelman's lecture halls, why settle for this worthless dents to the fact that Obama's words and actions education that comes at the price of about $21,000 resulted in his hands being bloodied by the above per year?
OCTOBER 13, 2017
Letters to the Editor "Will The True Progressives Please Stand Up" Dear Editor: The newly launched Zioness Movement’s' purpose is to be included in liberal rallies as proud Jews who support Israel. While I was initially a supporter of this concept, Zioness' recent attendance at a rally whose speaker, Sarsour made yet more anti Israel comments, who is a leader of the hateful Boycott, Divest & Sanction/Destruction of Israel, is not progressive. It is morally bankrupt and sends a message of support to Sarsour who openly says you cannot be a feminist if you support Israel. Her rallies should be boycotted by all, not attended. "Linda Sarsour Spews Anti-Semitism at Social Justice Rally" ...With groups in attendance such as Zioness, which has a feminist-Zionist platform, Sarsour called for anti-Israel indoctrination by and for Jews. In remarks that Zionist attendees said they believed were directed toward them, Sarsour said she “didn’t feel safe” by elements in the crowd." “If your approach is to shove your issue down our throats and center you then this not the movement for you. If your approach is to tell me there you have conditions to your participation, we don’t want you in the
movement,” continued Sarsour. Sarah Friedson, a hip hop instructor and long time pro-Israel advocate, said Sarsour is “the biggest hypocrite of them all.” Sarsour and other organizers of the Women's March regularly attend rallies supporting Farrakhan. The organizers who do not attend, are silent about their colleagues support of this known, genocidal Jew hater, Farrakhan. Silence is always complicity. This alone is a reason for liberal Jews and Jewish groups to denounce these fake progressives who use their doublespeak to hoodwink others into believing they truly are progressive liberals. They are not. They are the opposite. Sarsour and her co-organizer's words and actions should speaker louder than their doublespeak but apparently, not for some. I call upon all to withdraw their support for Zioness and for Zioness to disband and find another way to be loud, proud Jews who support Israel.
Ginette Weiner, Scottsdale, AZ
Honoring Restaurant Wait Staff Dear Editor: In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your favorite restaurants and honor the employees who make them a success. Why not join me in celebrating National Waiter and Waitress Day on May 21st? There are several ways to say thank you. Let your server(s), cooks and owners know how much you appreciate the excellent food and service. On this day, don’t forget your cook and server. We try to tip 20 percent against the total bill including taxes. If it is an odd amount, round up to the next dollar. Why not leave a 25% tip on this day? If you can afford to eat out, you can afford an extra dollar tip. When ordering take out,
don’t forget to leave a dollar or two for the waiter or cook. Trust us, it is appreciated. Remember the people who work at your favorite restaurant are our neighbors. They work long hours for little pay and count on tips, which make up a significant portion of their income. If we don’t patronize our local restaurants, they don’t eat either. Your purchases keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing. Why not drop off a box of candy, cookies or some other treat for your favorite waiter or restaurant staff on this day as well? Leave them a thank you card or note along with a larger than normal tip. Sincerely,
Looking for ‘Motivation’? Dear Editor: Check out the motivation of those CongressPerps who instantly knee-jerk react with calls for ‘more gun control legislation’ as the answer to every shooting incident. They are so predictable. Do they really believe that the ‘crazies’ who are somehow motivated by whatever their distorted perceptions to kill as many people as they can, give the slightest thought to the laws they flaunt? Are these CongressPerps so dense and so stupid that they honestly believe
the misguided myth that more anti-gun laws will have any deterrent effect? Or, are they totally motivated by concerns about their own political careers when they calculate that jumping up & down and screaming for more anti-gun laws will impress their voting constituents that they are actually doing something that will help the situation? In other words, are they in deed and in fact, hypocritical phonies? The answer is a resounding, YES! Sincerely
Is the Political System “Broken”? Dear Editor: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. (Albert Einstein) A year ago if I would of asked of you ‘how are things doing’ you would said the system is broken. Two years ago the reply would have been the system is broken. Three years ago.. In a year from now it will be the same in all likelihood. Unless we get up, get out ,and do what needs to be done. We all want our town to be greater. It should be greater. Elections are here again. Many of you are jaded? If we vote for a superior slate, now that we've been given the chance, it will soon be a mum oiver. Many are numb? Like Bnei Yisroel in Mitzra'im when Moshe came? Wake Up! Or we'll miss our opportunity! The oligarchs who control the town tell us continuously how wonderful the public is, but when it comes to speaking to Trenton on behalf
of the BOE or any other , their invariable excuse for our problems is that the system is broken. They never say that to the voters however. Because? They wish to stay in office. They turn around and instantaneously give us their cheery smile and speak about sunshine. We expect more from Lakewood We ought to. In our hearts we feel it ought to be so much grander. And it could be. Every positive change will demand taking a sort of leap of faith, whether personal , communal or electoral. It will require going beyond the lethargy we’ve gotten used to, our default comfort zone. Go ask any therapist, mashgiach or statesman. This is how all progress comes if it is to come .. May we merit together through our collective activism the fulfillment of Michah 4:4 דיִ֑רֲחַמ ןיֵ֣אְו וֹ֖תָנֵאְּת תַחַ֥תְו וֹ֛נְפַּג תַחַּ֧ת ׁשיִ֣א ּ֗בְׁשָיְו Sincerely
Rabbi Y. Cohen Toronto
OCTOBER 13, 2017
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The Iran Deal Isn't Worth Saving By: John R. Bolton
ut, and cut cleanly," Sen. Paul Laxalt advised Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, urging the Philippine president to resign and flee Manila because of widespread civil unrest. The Nevada Republican, Ronald Reagan's best friend in Congress, knew what his president wanted, and he made the point with customary Western directness. President Trump could profitably follow Mr. Laxalt's advice today regarding Barack Obama's 2015 deal with Iran. The ayatollahs are using Mr. Obama's handiwork to legitimize their terrorist state, facilitate (and conceal) their continuing nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs, and acquire valuable resources from gullible negotiating partners. Mr. Trump's real decision is whether to fulfill his campaign promise to extricate America from this strategic debacle. Last month at the United Nations General Assembly, he lacerated the deal as an "embarrassment," "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into." Fearing the worst, however, the deal's acolytes are actively obscuring this central issue, ar-
guing that it is too arduous and too complex to withdraw cleanly. They have seized instead on a statutory requirement that every 90 days the president must certify, among other things, that adhering to the agreement is in America's national-security interest. They argue the president should stay in the deal but not make the next certification, due in October. This morganatic strategy is a poorly concealed ploy to block withdrawal, limp through Mr. Trump's presidency, and resurrect the deal later. Paradoxically, supporters are not now asserting that the deal is beneficial. Instead, they concede its innumerable faults but argue that it can be made tougher, more verifiable and more strictly enforced. Or, if you want more, it can be extended, kicked to Congress, or deferred during the North Korea crisis. Whatever. As Richard Nixon said during Watergate: "I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else if it'll save it — save the plan." Mr. Trump should not be deceived. The issue is not certification. The issue is whether we will protect U.S. interests and shatter the illusion that Mr. Obama's deal is achieving its stated goals, or instead timidly hope for the
"call upon" Iran to forgo activity regarding "ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons." The U.N. secretary-general recently reported that Iran is violating this provision and implicitly lying about it. But the deal's language allows Iran to claim solemnly that its missiles are not "designed" to carry nuclear warheads, an assertion whose verification would require polygraphs and psychologists, not weapons inspectors. This is one of many textual loopholes. If the deal is vitiated, Tehran would not be freer than it is now to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Not only is the international compliance regime a far cry from Mr. Obama's promised "anytime, anywhere" inspections, crucial language is vague and ambiguous. Mr. Obama's negotiators crippled real international verification Last month at the United Nations General Assembly, by pre-emptively surrendering President Donald Trump lacerated the Iran nuclear deal as on what were delicately termed an "embarrassment," "one of the worst and most one-sided "possible military dimensions" transactions the United States has ever entered into." (Image of Iran's nuclear program. source: The White House) Moreover, simple economic logic suggests that Tehran's by the other negotiating parties warheads. The ayatollahs have neither scientists are probably enjoyon "transparency... creating an atmosphere conducive" to full the desire nor the incentive to ing Pyongyang's hospitality, JCPOA implementation. Reso- renegotiate even a comma of the well beyond the International lution 2231, the JCPOA and the agreement. Why should they, Atomic Energy Agency's limited statement were all crafted word- when it is entirely to their ad- capability to detect. Even U.S. for-word with Iran (with Russia vantage? Both Resolution 2231 intelligence could be in the dark and China acting as Tehran's and the statement, for example, if Iran is renting a uranium enbest while trading with the enemy, as the Europeans are doing. It is too cute by half to employ pettifoggery to evade this reality. U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231 embodies the deal and includes two annexes: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action itself, and a statement
scriveners on the statement), as was the cash-for-hostages swap Mr. Obama sought desperately to conceal. This packaging is more than a diplomatic nicety. It means Iran's ballistic-missile program is integral to the deal — fittingly, since Iran's missiles would deliver its nuclear
As Richard Nixon said during Watergate: "I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else if it'll save it — save the plan." richment facility under a North Korean mountain. It is specious to assert that the North Korean nuclear crisis should lead to deferring action on the Iran deal. The conclusion should be precisely the opposite: Failure to act decisively on Iran now worsens the global proliferation threat. The IAEA has interpreted Mr. Obama's possible-military-dimension concession as requiring new evidence before it attempts to visit Tehran's military bases, where the real work on weaponization and missiles is taking place—if not under mountains in North Korea. Mr. Obama acquiesced in this emasculation of the IAEA's will to inspect, making the agency today like the drunk looking for his car keys under a street lamp because the light is better there. This is a sorry caricature of a robust, Reaganesque "trust but verify" regime. Perhaps the most inane See The Iran Deal Isn't , page 36
From Fort Hood to Las Vegas – Why Massacres are More Than a Matter of Numbers By: Lloyd Billingsley
ast Sunday in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock turned his guns on a country music concert, killing 59, including himself, and wounding more than 500. The mass murder was beyond horrific, an act of pure evil as President Trump said, but it easily could have been worse in several ways. Stephen Paddock was a mystery man who kept to himself. Suppose he had emblazoned something like “Murder, Inc.” on his business card, an open warning of deadly intentions. That was the practice of Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major who openly billed himself as a “Soldier of Allah.” If that is not a warning, it is hard to imagine what one would look like. Imagine if Stephen Paddock had been communicating with a criminal gang or terrorists. That was the case with Major Hasan. The Army psychiatrist was in touch with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Falls Church, Virginia, imam who preached to three of the 9/11 hijackers and presided at the funeral of Hasan’s mother. In emails to al-Awlaki, Nidal Hasan asked about killing Americans and the terrorist encouraged the soldier of Allah to do so. Federal intelligence agencies had picked up these communications but chose to do nothing. Suppose that U.S. intelligence, security, and law enforcement agencies had known about Stephen Paddock’s plans, then done nothing to stop him. That would have placed the Las Vegas massacre in a whole different light.
At Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on unarmed American troops preparing to depart for Afghanistan. Hasan used handguns he had legally purchased, not a military-issue weapon. He shot at point-blank range, yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he fired. He chased down the wounded to finish them off.
unarmed U.S. soldiers, and Anwar al-Awlaki was orgasmic with joy that Major Hasan had done his duty. The 44th president, commander in chief of U.S. armed forces at the time, had access to all the intelligence on this guy. The President Formerly Known as Barry Soetoro, who attended a Muslim school in Indonesia,
phen Paddock’s Las Vegas massacre an “act of pure evil,” had called it a case of “recreational violence” or “criminal violence.” The old-line establishment media would have erupted in fury, far beyond anything from the Fort Hood attack. Calling that murder spree “workplace violence” also prevented the victims from getting the medals they deserved and the medical treatment they needed. Soldier of Allah Nidal Hasan retained his rank of major, continued to get his full salary, and the army took care of his paralyzing injuries. On the other hand, the Army refused to cover operations and treatment for Hasan’s victim Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, an African American. “We don’t get passes the way major Hasan got passes,” Lunsford told reporters. “Each
“We don’t get passes the way major Hasan got passes,” Lunsford told reporters.
one of us has gotten a raw deal somewhere down the line.” True to form, the White House denied the request of Lunsford to meet with the president and explain how the government mistreated victims of the Fort Hood attack. Suppose that President Donald Trump declined to meet with victims of Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas massacre. Imagine if President Trump had somehow contrived to keep victims from getting the medical treatment they needed. The condemnation would have been universal, and See From Fort Hood to Las Vegas , page 36 deserved.
Country music concertgoers in Las Vegas run for safety after shots ring out last week
The soldier of Allah killed 13 and wounded more than 30, more than twice the casualties of the first attack on the World Trade Center. His victims included Private Francheska Velez, 21, who was pregnant. Though the attack took place on a military base, it was civilian police officer Kim Munley who shot and wounded Nidal after taking three bullets herself. The soldier of Allah had done everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to advertise his intentions. He communicated with terrorists who urged him to kill. He yelled “Allah is the greatest” as he gunned down
wondered aloud what Hasan’s motivation could have been. The president did not call the attack terrorism or an act of evil. Instead he proclaimed it a case of “workplace violence.” In his view, Hasan’s murder of 13 unarmed Americans was not even a case of “gun violence,” a favorite cause of his Democrat party. “Workplace violence” implied it was some kind of brawl, perhaps launched by an angry postal worker. The absurd designation did not provoke a firestorm in the old-line establishment media. Suppose that President Trump, instead of calling Ste-
Unlike Stephen Paddock, U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan did not kill himself. In August of 2013, a military panel handed down a death sentence but it has not been carried out. Instead Hasan remains in prison, inspiring other terrorists just as Anwar al-Awlaki inspired him. Suppose that mass murderer Stephen Paddock had survived, been sentenced to death, and the sentence never carried out. Suppose that from prison he continued to inspire other mass murderers. Safe to say, nobody would put up with that. November 5 marks eight years since soldier of Allah Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 Americans. President Trump should immediately fire all those in the FBI and other feder-
Wishing You All, A Happy and Healthy New Year
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OCTOBER 13, 2017
The United States Must Meet the North Korean Threat By: Michael Curtis
n October 6, 2017, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The text of the award stated, "We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time[.] ... [T]here is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea." The world, most of all President Donald Trump but even China, is well aware of that particular danger. Trump has declared that "we cannot allow [Kim's] dictatorship to threaten our nation or our allies with unimaginable loss of life[.] ... [T] he goal is denuclearization." But would the United States totally destroy North Korea to defend itself and allies? U.S. policymakers are divided on the issue. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks of direct lines, a couple of direct channels, and of communication with North Korea, while President Trump appears to believe that it is a waste of time to try negotiating. This war of words may be undesirable, but both sides acknowledge that the use of a nuclear weapon by North Korea would start a war it could not win and would lead to Kim's destruction. All would suffer. Similarly, the world is aware
that the North Korean nuclear arsenal is growing and that its ballistic missile force is now a real danger. The country has conducted six ballistic nuclear tests, has a hydrogen bomb, and has intercontinental ballistic capability that can hit the western part of the U.S. and perhaps also Washington, D.C. and New York City. Though there are legitimate differences of opinion on how to respond to North Korea's nuclear arsenal, there are no differences about the dictator Kim Jong-un, the ruler since he took power in 2011. He is a ruthless killer who has acted to consolidate power, murdering his uncle Jang Song-thaek, "a traitor for all ages," and ordering the assassination of his half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, in Malaysia. He acts to maintain his grip on power as well as to create a nuclear state. By one estimate, he has executed 340, including 140 senior political and military officials. Kim has used barbarous language, a substitute for physical execution, about American leaders. Most recently, Donald Trump is "mentally deranged and is a dotard" (September 22, 2017); Barack Obama was "reminiscent of a wicked black monkey," (2014); Hillary Clinton "sometimes looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping" (July 23, 2009); and George W. Bush was a "hooligan, bereft of any personality as a human being" (May 2005).
Others might disagree, but U.S. CIA sources hold that Kim is not crazy, but a "rational actor" concerned with the survival of his regime. More likely, the unpredictable Kim wants to make North Korea a
and built a nuclear research reactor in Yongbyon that could be a source of plutonium. At the time, both Russia and China denied him help in nuclear weapons. However, his nuclear program continued. In Octo-
Though there are legitimate differences of opinion on how to respond to North Korea's nuclear arsenal, there are no differences about the dictator Kim Jong-un, the ruler since he took power in 2011. He is a ruthless killer who has acted to consolidate power, murdering his uncle Jang Song-thaek, "a traitor for all ages," and ordering the assassination of his halfbrother, Kim Jong-nam, in Malaysia
relevant player in international affairs, respected for its military strength and especially its nuclear strength, assert his equivalence with Donald Trump, and make North Korea a prominent issue at the U.N. General Assembly and other international meetings. The present ruler's grandfather, Kim Il-sung, on becoming the ruler in 1972, wanted nuclear weapons from the start
ber 1994, North Korea signed an Agreed Framework (A.F.) by which it would freeze and eventually dismantle its nuclear program in exchange for receiving from the U.S. energy assistance in the form of heavy fuel oil and light water reactors. George W. Bush referred to it as "a mistake." The Agreed Framework broke down in 2002, when it was found that North Korea had a highly enriched secret nuclear
program, had bought technology and equipment abroad, and had made secret deals with Pakistan. In January 2003, North Korea withdrew from the A.F. Russia got Kim to sign a nuclear proliferation treaty in 1985, but North Korea didn't give the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to Yongbyon and was slow to fulfill the treaty. Again, in December 1991, North and South Korea agreed to a declaration for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and the North said it would agree to an inspections regime. But North Korea again cheated regarding its plutonium and refused to comply. It was hiding its nuclear program; it had bought technology and equipment abroad and had made deals with Pakistan. In response, sanctions were imposed by the U.S. in the belief that only strong economic pressure can lead to a change in N.K. policy on nuclear weapons and other programs. This is being done in spite of the fact that the N.K. 1972 constitution, amended in 2012, identifies the regime as socialist and revolutionary, a dictatorship of people's democracy, and as a "nuclear armed state." It is too late and absurd to suggest that the problem of the Korean peninsula would be solved if it were given back to Japan. Another factor is that the 1953 armistice between the two Koreas that suspended the Korean civil war has lasted for
64 years, though Kim has renounced it and declared that N.K. has a right to a pre-emptive nuclear weapon. The international community sees N.K. as dangerous and provocative. What is to be done? There are four alternatives, if not real possibilities. One is the removal of Kim, peacefully or not. Political peaceful procedures are not of course yet available in the country. But the use of force by the U.S. is unlikely for two reasons. The first is that assassination is not normal U.S. procedure. The other realistic factor is that Kim is well protected and spends much time in underground facilities. Second is the elimination of nuclear facilities – again, difficult, because much of N.K. facilities, and its important military infrastructure, is underground. Moreover, N.K. has considerable military assets, especially artillery along the border with South Korea. In the event of hostilities, N.K. could strike the 24,000 U.S. troops in South Korea. In any case, is the U.S. missile defense system, a mixture of the Patriot missiles, the terminal high-altitude area defense system (THAAD), and the Aegis defense system, and the ground -based midcourse defense system (GMD), able to destroy a N.K. nuclear warhead? Third is strengthening of See The United States , page 37
Center for Jewish History Hosting Jewish Voices for Peace Events The Center for Jewish History is making history by being a Jewish cultural landmark that hosts anti-Israel events. Is it trying to separate Jews from Israel? By: Ronn Torossian
he New York based Center for Jewish History (CJH) remains embroiled in controversy weeks after it has been revealed that the new CEO, David N. Myers is an active leader of the New Israel Fund, If Not Now, When, J Street and other organizations that are hostile to the State of Israel. While Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) has Myers listed in their propaganda as an academic advisor, he claims that this is inaccurate. His writings reveal hostile-to-Israel viewpoints, including affinity for boycotts of Israel and sympathy for the Palestinian “Nakba.” Despite these facts, the Center
ment be boycotted. He’s proudly Anti-Zionist and falsely claims Israel “seeks to systematically destroy Palestinian culture for Jewish History has defended to the State of Israel and to steer based on the identity of artists Mr. Myers and insisted he will public support away from the and the content of work.” He believes all of Palestine must be remain as leader of the Jewish Jewish State.” On December 14th, we have liberated, noting in a candidacy library of congress. And while organizational and Israeli lead- learned that at the Center for note for JVP leadership “that the ers continue to demand he be Jewish History, JVP members only way to liberate Palestine is fired, facts on the ground show are offered reduced admission to liberate world Jewry from our that CJH has been infiltrated by to a play hosted by the Amer- pain, which is why I believe in ican Jewish Historical Society organizing from a Jewish perJewish Voices for Peace. On October 26th, CJH is entitled “Rubble Rubble” a new spective, even as I look to Palhosting an event for Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP), “The Balfour Declaration: Support for a Jewish Homeland or Jewish State? Is there a difference?” JVP, according to the Anti-Defamation League, is “the largest and most influential Jewish anti-Zionist group in the United States. Despite the neutral tone of its name, JVP works to demonstrate Jewish opposition
The Center for Jewish History on West 16th Street in Manhattan
David N. Myers is an active leader of the New Israel Fund, If Not Now, When, J Street and other organizations that are hostile to the State of Israel.
in a lengthy op-ed about the viewpoints of Anti-Zionists like himself explained he struggles with Israel’s right to exist, noting “there is something fundamentally wrong with any state that privileges one ethno-religious group over another” describing Israel as a “supremacist state.” He claims, “A major part of On October 26th, CJH is hosting an event for Jewish Voices Israel’s strategy to maintain its for Peace (JVP), “The Balfour Declaration: Support for a unjust regime is to normalize Jewish Homeland or Jewish State? Is there a difference?” JVP, and glamorize Israeli life, reinaccording to the Anti-Defamation League, is “the largest and forcing the notion that a Jewmost influential Jewish anti-Zionist group in the United States. ish supremacist state is normal, Despite the neutral tone of its name, JVP works to demonstrate natural, fun and interesting.” He Jewish opposition to the State of Israel and to steer public repeatedly describes Israel as an support away from the Jewish State.” “apartheid state”, and yearns for play by Dan Fishback, a JVP estinian organizers for essential the liberation of all of Palestine. Fishback writes then “…anleadership, nuance and insight.” leader. Fishback supports BDS and Does this belong at the Center ti-Zionist Jews have been effechas previously urged plays for Jewish History? See Center for Jewish History , page 37 In a 2016 op-ed, Fishback sponsored by the Israeli govern-
On December 14th, we have learned that at the Center for Jewish History, JVP members are offered reduced admission to a play hosted by the American Jewish Historical Society entitled “Rubble Rubble” a new play by Dan Fishback, a JVP leader. Fishback supports BDS and has previously urged plays sponsored by the Israeli government be boycotted. He’s proudly Anti-Zionist and falsely claims Israel “seeks to systematically destroy Palestinian culture based on the identity of artists and the content of work.” He believes all of Palestine must be liberated, noting in a candidacy note for JVP leadership “that the only way to liberate Palestine is to liberate world Jewry from our pain, which is why I believe in organizing from a Jewish perspective, even as I look to Palestinian organizers for essential leadership, nuance and insight.”
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“Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing the Veiled War Against Women” – The Face of Courage Speaks Out Reviewed by: Michael Curtis
nything men can do women can do as well, maybe better was the declaration of the British writer Mary Wollstonecraft, whose "Vindication of the Rights of Women" was published in 1792. She denied the prevailing attitude that women are naturally inferior to men and insisted that women and men should be equally educated and that equality of men and women should exist in political, social, and economic life. It wasn't until the middle of the 19th century that the effort to establish the struggle for the emancipation of women emerged in the United States and Britain. Since what is called the First Wave of Feminism in the U.S., the feminist movement has articulated a variety of arguments concerning the nature of female emancipation, equal rights for women, gender discrimination, the identity of women, equal pay, the social construction of gender roles, and the political and cultural role of women throughout the societies in which they live. Like all other social and political movements, the feminist movement has been divided , full of factions and strong personalities presenting a different and changing focus on the issues of women. Among American feminists, Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Kate Millett, Barbara Seaman, Gloria Steinem, and others played prominent competing, sometimes rival roles concerning those issues. Some issues such as whether gender roles are due to social conditioning remain relevant and controversial. Others, once thought central to feminist theory and the subject of heated debate such as the question of "essentialism," whether biology determines women's capacities, and what this entails, have been largely dismissed. Among the most courageous of modern America feminists is Phyllis Chesler, whose voluminous writings are infused with her singular and colorful
Phyllis Chesler’s new book, Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing the Veiled War against Women, is made up of articles written over a 14-year period, from 2003 to 2016. Some of them are the outcome of speeches at conferences and government hearings. Many are related to specific issues.
personal life. Her story is unusual in that starting as an unsophisticated young Jewish girl in New York, she ran away from home and religion to marry a Western-educated Afghani and went with him to Kabul, where she discovered he was not a knight in shining armor. She suffered abuse as his Muslim family enforced the cruel traditional gender rules of Afghanistan and the Islamic faith.
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She was a virtual prisoner in the family home. She was fortunate to escape from Afghanistan, from where she returned to the United States and eventually became a well known professor of psychology, a psychologist, and a public intellectual. Chesler's dominant quality is courage – the willingness to speak the truth to fellow feminists, even if it opposes conventional feminist principles, as well as to the world in general. She is no shrinking violet; she does not express herself in a still, small voice. She holds definite opinions but is not an imperious dogmatist. There is no mistaking her point of view, expressed in a loud, commanding, direct way, about political and social affairs. If her views are striking and controversial, she is eager to debate them. But she is forthright about the way that women may hurt each other and even more about what she sees as the wrong direction of contemporary feminists, especially those she sees as "left-wing post-colonial" writers whose main target is white Western men. Her new book, Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing the Veiled War against Women, is made up of articles written over a 14-year period, from 2003 to 2016. Some of them are the outcome of speeches at conferences and government hearings. Many are related to specific issues. During her career, Chesler has dealt with most of the problems familiar to other feminists: sexual objectification of women, economic parity, abortion rights, pornography, prostitution, and violence such as rape and sexual harassment. Here, her main thrust, as the title indicates, is Islamic gender apartheid, which she regards as a violation of women's and human rights, including child marriage, polygamy, girls being forced to marry against their will, girls being forced to wear the veil, female genital mutilations, honor violence, and murder by their own families. Chesler, in sorrow and in anger, points out that these are subjects many other feminist scholars have ignored or refused to discuss until recent-
Chesler alerts her fellow feminists: American women must oppose the gender apartheid of Muslim women, or they will lose their freedom, too ly. These feminists ground their refusal in multicultural relativism and perhaps redress of past racism. As a result of the tragic silence and lack of concern of feminists on this issue, as one concerned with the subordination and humiliation of Muslim women in their own countries and those who have escaped to the U.S., as well as for her support of the State of Israel, Chesler has experienced censorship; been marginalized; and been sent, as she puts it, to the American Gulag. Chesler is in the same league as other courageous writers, among them Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who herself survived female genital mutilation in Somalia; Nonie Darwish; and Asra Nomani, all concerned with promoting women's rights in Islamic countries. Chesler alerts her fellow feminists: American women must oppose the gender apartheid of Muslim women, or they will lose their freedom, too. American women must stand up for the rights of all women, including Muslim, tribal, and immigrant women. Chesler believes in a universal standard of human rights and values, such as separation of religion and state and the right to dissent, and she is critical of Islamic behavior that contradicts these values. Again and again, she censures aspects of that behavior. The Islamic veil or burqa cannot be praised; it is what she calls a sensory deprivation chamber, violating a woman's dignity and restricting her mobility. Chesler defines herself not only as a feminist , American patriot, and internationalist, but also as a religious Jew. As such, she makes another See “Islamic Gender Apartheid , page 36
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NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Named #1 Museum in the World by TripAdvisor The Met is the Only Museum to Receive #1 U.S. and World Ranking for Three Years in a Row Edited by: JV Staff
exhibitions, and programs in an exciting and engaging manner, he Metropolitan Mu- and to provide amenities that seum of Art has been make everyone feel at home named the world's #1 here." "Everyone should go to The museum in the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice® awards Met at least once in their lifefor an unprecedented third time, and travelers can take adconsecutive year, making it the vantage of the insightful reviews only museum to receive the val- and experiences available on ued ranking for three years in a TripAdvisor to enhance their row. TripAdvisor highlights the visit," said Brooke Ferencsik, top museums around the world senior director of communicabased on the quantity and qual- tions for TripAdvisor. The Met welcomed 7 mility of reviews and ratings, gathlion visitors across its three ered over a 12-month period. "We're incredibly honored to locations——- The Met Fifth receive this recognition from Avenue, The Met Cloisters, our visitors," said Daniel H. and The Met Breuer——- in Weiss, President and CEO of the fiscal year that ended on The Met. "We care deeply about June 30 (FY17). In addition the experience our visitors have to its robust program of exat the Museum, and strive every hibitions——- including the day to present our collection, upcoming Michelangelo: Di-
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Was the Las Vegas Shooter “Radicalized’? – Part 1 Jihadist? Antifa? Neo-Nazi? – Sheriff Drops a Bombshell Then Runs Away By: Matthew Vadum
as Vegas authorities now acknowledge mass murderer Stephen Paddock may have been “radicalized” before his bloody rampage Sunday at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival but they won’t say what species of radicalism the shooter may have embraced. The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has been cravenly transformed into anti-American propaganda by the Left, as Democrat commentators race to ghoulishly disparage white men, gun rights and the NRA, Republicans, and President Trump, blaming them for what otherwise looks like a Muslim terrorist atrocity. Islamic State continues to claim responsibility for the massacre. The terrorist group also claims Paddock converted to Islam six months ago and refers to him by a nom de guerre, Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki. In Las Vegas Wednesday FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said, "We have found no evidence to this point to indicate terrorism, but this is an ongoing investigation. We're going to look at all avenues, not close any." Paddock may have been “radicalized unbeknownst to us,” Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a presser without elaborating. The reporters present for the statement did not bother to follow up. For
much of the mainstream media, the fact that Paddock was a white male explained his violent rampage. So what kind of radicalism could Lombardo have been thinking of? The word radicalized “is quite often used to refer to Muslims who wage jihad,” Robert Spencer notes. So the sheriff “may be tacitly acknowledging that the Islamic State’s claims to be behind this attack are accurate.” Muslim terrorists are increasingly targeting concert venues, as Paddock did on the weekend. There was the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on May 22 that killed 22. On November 13, 2015, Muslim terrorists attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, leaving 89 dead during a performance by Eagles of Death Metal. Or Sheriff Lombardo may be implying Paddock was supportive of Antifa or the KKK. “In any case, [radicalized is] a strange word to throw out there and leave hanging,” Spencer adds. It’s possible Paddock was a right-winger, but if so, he had an odd way of showing it. Targeting country music fans, who are largely Republican and conservative, seems like a strange way to advance a right-of-center cause. Besides, in the United States, political violence is almost the exclusive province of the Left
and Islamists. Trump-hating Bernie Sanders supporter James T. Hodgkinson came close to assassinating House Majority Whip Steve
an angry left-winger lashing out at conservatives and Trump supporters. Some evidence does seem to point in that direction, and in the current atmosphere of visceral left-wing hatred towards anything and death threats being hurled at
Stephen Paddock may have been “radicalized unbeknownst to us,” Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff Joe Lombardo (pictured above) said at a presser without elaborating. The reporters present for the statement did not bother to follow up. For much of the mainstream media, the fact that Paddock was a white male explained his violent rampage.
Scalise (R-La.) at a baseball practice in June. A little before then, Sanders supporter Jeremy Christian stabbed three men on a train in Oregon, killing two of them. Egged on by the Southern Poverty Law Center, left-wing gay rights supporter Floyd Lee Corkins II shot up the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council in 2012. For all we know at this point, Paddock may actually have been
everything Republican or conservative, left-wing violence is becoming commonplace. As Jack Kerwick wrote after the shooting of Congressman Scalise, left-wing mass-shooter James “Hodgkinson is the logical culmination of the campaign of demonization and dehumanization of Republicans and Trump-supporters that the left has been waging for decades, a campaign that leftists have been ratcheting up as of late, even
since Trump and the Deplorables defied the world and defeated Hillary Clinton.” Substitute “Paddock” for “Hodgkinson,” and we may be on to something. Paddock’s family insists he wasn’t interested in politics. There have been reports that Paddock was registered as a Democrat in Florida but they appear to be false. Paddock’s middle name was Craig but the Democrats named Stephen Paddock listed online are older than he was and have different middle initials. Nor does Paddock appear in the Federal Election Commission (FEC) online database of campaign contributions. But a video has surfaced of a pink pussy hat-wearing man at a left-wing protest who looks like Paddock. As Pamela Geller notes, the man in the video, addressed by one person as “Steve,” is shown wearing a shirt emblazoned with “NASA” at the event that took place in August in Reno, Nevada. As Geller points out, Paddock worked at Lockheed Martin from 1985 to 1988. The company has done contracting work for NASA for decades. In fact, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration claimed Paddock as one of its own in a 1993 press release highlighted by Geller. “Steve Paddock” of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is identified as a member of the “study team” exploring the possibility of “a return mission to Mars.”
Although relatives say Stephen Paddock kept to himself and wasn’t prone to angry outbursts, new evidence suggests he did have mental health problems. Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, reportedly told investigators that “he would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming, 'Oh, my God.'" Danley also reportedly said he displayed "mental health symptoms." There is also evidence that Paddock routinely berated Danley in public. Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by a medical doctor on June 21. The anti-anxiety drug is marketed under the brand name Valium. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Diazepam is a sedative-hypnotic drug in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which studies have shown can trigger aggressive behavior. Chronic use or abuse of sedatives such as diazepam can also trigger psychotic experiences, according to drugabuse.com. The drug can make some patients violent, said Dr. Mel Pohl, chief medical officer of the Las Vegas Recovery Center. “If somebody has an underlying aggression problem and you sedate them with that drug, they can become aggressive,” Pohl explained. “It can disinhibit an underlying emotional state. … It is much like what happens when See Was the Las Vegas , page 36
Terrorism Continues to Spike in France While French Officials Ignore the Obvious By: Ari Lieberman
n October 1, a Muslim man of North African descent in his 30s arrived at Saint-Charles station in Marseille with one purpose in mind – to murder as many people as possible in the name of Islam. His first victim, a 20-year-old medical student from Marseille never stood a chance. The assailant lunged at her with a knife whose blade measured 8 inches, and stabbed her repeatedly while screaming “Allah Akbar.” He fled the scene but returned shortly thereafter to claim his second victim, a 21-year-old trainee nurse from Lyon. According to sources, one of the victims also had her throat slit. The cold-blooded and depraved murder of the two young women failed to satiate terrorist’s lust for blood. After murdering his second victim, he ran toward soldiers patrolling as part of Operation Sentinelle, who shot him dead. In Western Europe, this is the new normal but the situation is particularly acute in France, which has experienced a rolling wave of terrorism since 2012. The country
currently resembles an armed camp with the deployment of thousands of soldiers and police armed with automatic weapons, patrolling sensitive locations. But apart from increased security, France appears unable or unwilling to do more to counter the threat. The Marseille slaughter could have easily been prevented but French authorities imbibed with a combination of political correctness, laziness and just plain stupidity, allowed it to occur. The terrorist who committed the gruesome attack was known to law enforcement. He was a recidivist whose rap sheet included a laundry list of petty crimes. In fact, just days before the attack, he was arrested for shoplifting but inexplicably released despite the fact that he possessed at least seven fake identities. The man, who informed the police that he was homeless, had given them a Tunisian passport in the name of Ahmed H, born on November 9, 1987 at Bizerte. But a quick fingerprint check would have revealed that he was lying through his teeth. Unfortunately, the fingerprint verification was performed after the Marseille slaughter.
French law enforcement officials attempted to deflect responsibility by claiming that the man had no known terrorist
firmed this interconnection. In fact, as many as 80% of those who have committed terrorist attacks in the UK, France, Bel-
On October 1, a Muslim man of North African descent in his 30s arrived at Saint-Charles station in Marseille with one purpose in mind – to murder as many people as possible in the name of Islam.
ties and that shoplifting offenses generally result in a police report and a court summons to appear at a later date. The proffered excuse is disingenuous at best. For years, French law enforcement officials have been cognizant of the nexus between criminal activity and radical Islamic terrorism. Several well-researched and detailed studies have con-
gium, Germany and elsewhere in Western Europe in the name of Islam have criminal records with lengthy rap sheets that include drug dealing, petty larceny, assault and identity theft. As noted, the terrorist who committed the Marseille outrage was a serial shoplifter and an identity thief. Khalid Masood, the UK terrorist who carried
out the Westminster car-knife attack in March had a number of convictions for causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) possession of offensive weapons and public order offenses. Kobili Traore, the Muslim man who brutally beat elderly Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi, while yelling Islamic and anti-Semitic slogans, and then proceeded to throw her out of a third-floor window to her death had spent several years in prison for acts of aggravated violence and drug dealing. Amedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who stormed the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Paris killing four, had previously been jailed for dealing in stolen goods, drug trafficking and robbery. Brothers Ibrahim and Salah Abdeslam, who were part of the gang that perpetrated the deadly Paris attacks in November 2015, were drug users and traffickers. The bar the duo owned in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels, was shut down by police for being a drug den. The list is endless. There exists a symbiotic relationship between Islamic terrorism and non-ideologically driven criminality. For the hard core or petty criminal, Islam represents
a pathway for redemption. The terrorism component enables the assailant to continue his violent or deceitful activities while claiming that these activities are being performed in the name of Allah. Some violent recidivists are simply drawn to the cruel and sadistic aspects of radical Islam. Islamic terrorists frequently recruit from the rather large pool of criminals who domicile in Western countries but feel no loyalty to their host countries, despite the fact that these liberal democracies often provide them with outrageous entitlements including subsidized housing and stipends. The Islamist recruiter offers the criminal a pathway for redemption through religion but at the same time, takes advantage of the skills offered by the criminal to implement the terrorist scheme. For example, a drug dealer can use proceeds to finance a terror operation while an identity thief has the knowhow to either forge or illegally obtain identity papers. The violent felon is often knowledgeable in the use of firearms or has the necessary connections See Terrorism Continues to Spike , page 36
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The last car, a 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton, is driven by Seth Kestenbaum of Nyack over the Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge just before 10pm when it closed to public traffic Friday night October 6, 2017. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
Last car crosses nowclosed Tappan Zee Bridge North of NYC
(VIN) With a 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton making the final 3.1-mile (4.99-kilometer) journey across the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City’s northern suburbs has officially closed. Much of the fanfare that accompanied the opening of an adjacent $3.9 billion twin-span named in honor of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in August was missing Friday night when the Tappan Zee saw its final crossing, according to The Journal News. Seth Kestenbaum was the last driver to cross the 62-yearold bridge around 10 p.m. in the vintage Ford. “If you’re first across the bridge, everyone’s going to be repeating that,” Kestenbaum said. “I’m the last one to cross the bridge. I’ve got to tell you, what an honor.” One of the two new spans is now accommodating traffic flowing both ways between Westchester and Rockland counties in New York’s northern suburbs on the bridge named for current Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s father, who died in 2015. That span officially opened in late August for Rockland-bound drivers. Cuomo and other dignitaries were on hand for the ceremonial first ride across the bridge. On Friday night, Westchester-bound traffic was quietly diverted onto the same span.
A temporary concrete divider will be used until the second span opens next year. The new bridge project was launched by the state Thruway Authority in 2013 after decades of political squabbling. The Tappan Zee opened in 1955.
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Dow, Nasdaq eke out records as earnings season looms
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Casino owner says Vegas shooter showed no signs
(VIN) The owner of a casino where Stephen Paddock gam-
bled says the Las Vegas gunman didn’t drink alcohol or show any signs of trouble when he was a customer there. Steve Wynn said in an interview on Fox News that Paddock had “the most vanilla profile one could possibly imagine.” He says Paddock didn’t run up debts or have a gambling problem. Wynn said butlers, waiters and massage employees knew Paddock and his girlfriend. Wynn also described some of the security measures his casino put in place in recent years that include magnetometers and training of housekeeping staff to report suspicious actions like a do-not-disturb sign remaining on a door for an extended period of time. Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival from his 32nd floor suite at the Mandalay Bay, which is owned by MGM Resorts.
A flyer for the event in which the Center for Jewish History will host the anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice for Peace. Credit: JCCWwatch.org.
Watchdog plans protest over Center for Jewish History’s hosting of anti-Zionist group
(JNS.org) The grassroots watchdog group JCCWatch. org is planning a protest outside New York City’s Center for Jewish History over an upcoming event in which the museum will give a platform to the anti-Zionist organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). The Center for Jewish History is hosting JVP, which supports the BDS movement, during an Oct. 26 event titled, “The Balfour Declaration: Support for a Jewish Homeland or Jewish State? Is there a difference?” Protesting the event, JCCWatch.org is organizing an Oct. 18 rally outside the Center for Jewish History, and is running ads in several Jewish newspapers and on commercial radio garnering support for the planned demonstration. “The center has really hoodwinked many of their board members, and the staff is amenable to have anti-Israel groups come and put forth their positions,” Richard Allen, founder of JCCWatch.org, told JNS.org. “We can only expect this to keep on going and growing,” he said, adding that the center has become a “hotbed for anti-Israel activity.” The Center for Jewish History is made up of five organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University
OCTOBER 13, 2017 Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Each organization has a board of directors and, as Allen points out, they not be aware of the ties between the center and JVP.
INTERNATIONAL Terrorism charges filed with Spanish court over Palestinian hijacker
(JNS.org) The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit legal-focused think tank, recently submitted a criminal complaint to the National Court of Spain, accusing convicted hijacker Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group, of “public exaltation” of terrorism and financing terrorism. The complaint was submitted in collaboration with the Jewish community of Ibiza, Spain. It details how Khaled used her position in the PFLP to “trivialize the Holocaust, compare Israel to Nazi Germany and advocate for indiscriminate violence against civilians.” Additionally, The Lawfare Project has applied for a European warrant for the arrest of Khaled, and for her inclusion in the European Union and Interpol criminal databases. Khaled, 73, participated in two hijackings; one in 1969 of a TWA flight and the other in 1970 of an El Al plane. Recently, she was permitted to address the European Parliament at an event called, “The role of women in the Palestinian resistance.” The Lawfare Project asserts that Khaled used that platform to “praise extremist violence and demonize Jews.” “Seeing an infamous terrorist leader welcomed at universities, municipal halls, and even the European Parliament, all while praising violence against civilians, is both despicable and unacceptable,” said Ignacio Wenley Palacios, The Lawfare Project’s attorney, who filed the charges. “Public exaltation and defense of terrorist acts is a serious crime in our country, and we are determined to advance criminal charges on behalf of the victims who are unable to defend themselves.”
Stained glass from the Dutch synagogue in Assen that is now displayed at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center. Credit: Yad Vashem.
Sole remnant of Dutch town’s Jewish community on display at Yad Vashem
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Stained glass from the synagogue that served the Jews of the Dutch city of Assen, almost all of whom were killed in the Holocaust, is now displayed at the synagogue of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center. The glass windows of the
OCTOBER 13, 2017 now-destroyed synagogue feature symbols related to the Jewish holidays, including a shofar, a sukkah and the four species used in Sukkot rituals. The windows were designed by the local Jewish architect Abraham van Oosten, who died in 1937. According to Yad Vashem’s website, the windows “were completed and installed in 1932, as attested to by the inscription engraved upon them. Five years later, van Oosten died at the untimely age of 40. His widow, Heintje, and their three children, Gunda, Leo and Johanna, remained in the town.” In 1940, after Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands, Leo was deported to Auschwitz, where he was killed. Heintje, Gunda and Johanna were sent to the Westerbork transit camp. During her time there, Gunda married Asher Gerlich, a Zionist activist, and they were sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They both survived and made it to British-controlled Palestine in 1946, settling in Kibbutz Beit Keshet and joining the Palmach, a pre-state Zionist militia.
UK Home Secretary refuses ban on London anti-Israel march, Hezbollah flags
(JNS.org) British Home Secretary Amber Rudd rejected London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s request to ban the annual anti-Israel Al-Quds Day march in London, which in recent years has become a pro-Hezbollah demonstration. Rudd’s rejection of the London mayor’s request came in a letter penned in early September that was published for the first time last week by London’s Jewish Chronicle. “The group that reportedly organized the parade, the Islamic Human Rights Commission, is not a proscribed terrorist organization,” wrote Rudd. “This means they can express their views and demonstrate, provided that they do so within the law.” “The flag for the [Hezbollah] organization’s military wing is the same as the flag for its political wing,” said Rudd. Therefore, in order for displaying Hezbollah flags to be considered a terror offense under British law, the “manner in which the flag is displayed” must specifically “demonstrate” that it supports the group’s military wing, she said. Khan faced criticism in June over his hesitation to support designating all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, following the presence of Hezbollah flags at this year’s Al-Quds Day march. He later changed his position and called on the home secretary to blacklist the Lebanese group. The U.S., the Netherlands, France and Canada all designate Hezbollah—in its entirety—as a terrorist organization.
The Jewish Voice values. “Initiative, meritocracy, these are strong values. That the way you advance is through merit; that society should be open to all to compete; that if you invest effort and ingenuity MIDDLE EAST you are likely to succeed. These Netanyahu hosts Bible are strong American values study at his official that resonate in Jewish values,” Jerusalem residence he said. The Israeli leader also ad(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Prime Minister Ben- dressed the challenges he faces jamin Netanyahu Oct. 3 host- as a politician in the modern ed a Bible study session at his age. “What you have on the official residence in Jerusalem. internet is this thing of instant The event was named in referendums,” he said. “You honor of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, have political leaders who the late father of the prime are constantly bombarded by minister’s wife, Sara Netanya- polarized opinions….You’re elected, you’re given a perihu. The annual Bible study event od to exercise that power, and is a tradition dating back to the then they can throw you out.” country’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. Former Prime Minister Menachem Begin also hosted the event, which Netanyahu and his wife reintroduced four years ago. The study session was attended by Bat-Galim Shaar, the mother of Gilad Shaar, one of three Israeli teenagers who were abducted and killed by Hamas terrorists in the summer of 2014, igniting a 50-day Israel approved the construction war in Gaza. of 3,800 new homes in Judea and “There is no Jewish exis- Samaria, including in the tence without the Bible…In my Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale opinion, there is also no Jewish Adumim (pictured). Credit: David future without the Bible,” Net- Mosberg via Wikimedia anyahu said. Commons. But the U.K., like many other European nations, only considers Hezbollah’s “military wing” to be a terror group.
Israel approves construction of 3,800 new homes in Judea and Samaria
Harvey Levin interviews Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Fox News’s fledgling series "OBJECTified." Credit: YouTube.
Netanyahu: ‘people who deliberately murder babies don’t have freedom on their minds’
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) “People who deliberately murder babies or blow up buses, they don’t have freedom on their minds,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Harvey Levin, the host of Fox News’s fledgling series OBJECTified, referring to Palestinian terrorists in an interview that aired Sunday. The hourlong interview focused mainly on Netanyahu’s personal life and his time living in the U.S. in his youth. Asked why he decided to leave the U.S. and return to Israel to serve in the military, Netanyahu explained that it didn’t even occur to him not to return. “I never thought of my life as separate from the life of my people. I think they’re intertwined. I always thought that you have to have a balance between individual ambition and collective responsibility,” he said. Netanyahu added that when he did report for military duty, he brought with him to Israel what he described as American
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday approved the construction of 3,800 new homes in Judea and Samaria. The Judea and Samaria Planning and Zoning Committee is scheduled to convene next week to discuss the projects and promote the necessary permits for building thousands of homes across the area, including in the communities of Hebron, Beit El and Har Bracha, as well as in the Jerusalem suburbs of Ma’ale Adumim and Givat Ze’ev. Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Netanyahu had met with the heads of Judea and Samaria’s regional councils and informed them he plans to promote construction in and around existing settlements, as agreed with the U.S. at the onset of the Trump administration. Since the matter has been discussed between Jerusalem and Washington in advance, Israel does not expect the White House to condemn the settlement construction, as it has in the past.
Former Israeli defense minister slammed as ‘war criminal’ in Morocco
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Member of Knesset Amir Peretz (Zionist Union), who was invited to participate in a conference hosted by the Moroccan Parliament Sunday, was accosted by a lawmaker
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who accused him of being a war criminal. Peretz was invited to attend the annual World Trade Organization’s Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, a regional forum seeking to promote its members’ common political, social, economic and cultural objectives. The Israeli delegation included several officials, including former Druze lawmaker Majalli Wahabi. The incident took place at the end of the plenary session, when Islamist MP Ihsan Abed al-Halak yelled at Peretz, “You are a war criminal! You were the Israeli defense minister and you are not welcome here.” Wahabi came to Peretz’s defense, saying, “You represent radical Islam. You destroyed Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Syria, and now you want to destroy Morocco. [Peretz’s] father and mother are Moroccan. He was born here. You have no right to attack him.” The chairman of the meeting later apologized to Peretz, saying, “This minority does not represent the parliament or the Moroccan people.” Peretz said he intends to “continue maintaining formal and informal ties with Arab countries, first and foremost Morocco, in which I have a special status.”
defense electronic systems and operates in the fields of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems, unmanned aircraft systems, electro-optics, signal intelligence, data links, and communications systems and radios. The company announced Oct. 3 that its U.S.-based subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded a $31.5 million contract by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, a combat support agency in the U.S. Defense Department, to provide the government with aviator night vision imaging system head-up displays. The work will be performed over a two-year period. The statement came on the heels of two other recently announced deals for Elbit. The company signed a $300 million contract to supply command and control systems to a large Asia-Pacific client. Elbit did not name the client. Additionally, Elbit announced it had inked a $240 million contract to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to an undisclosed African nation.
Netanyahu demands Palestinians recognize Israel, disarm Hamas
(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Oct. 3 spoke out against efforts by the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas to form a unity government. Netanyahu’s statements came as Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visited Gaza for the first time since 2014, with the The Israeli military tests an Elbit Fatah-ruled PA and Hamas iniSystems-produced unmanned tiating the first steps in formaerial vehicle, the Skylark 1. Elbit ing joint governance. announced a series of recently “We have a very straightforsigned deals worth more than ward attitude toward anyone $570 million. Credit: IDF. who wants to effect such a recIsraeli defense firm onciliation: recognize the state Elbit wins $570 million of Israel, dismantle Hamas’s in contracts in US, military wing, sever the relaAsia-Pacific, Africa tionship with Iran, which calls (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to for our destruction,” said NetJNS.org) The Israeli defense anyahu, speaking from the city contractor Elbit Systems an- of Ma’ale Adumim. PA President Mahmoud Abnounced a series of recently signed deals worth more than bas, in an interview Oct. 2 with the Egyptian television station $570 million. Haifa-based Elbit develops CBC, also demanded the dis-
PAGE 25 arming of Hamas. Abbas said would not allow the terror group to keep its weapons and armed brigades if control of Gaza is transferred to the PA under the framework of a unity government. “All control needs to be in the hands of the PA,” said Abbas. “The organizations in Gaza needs to relinquish their weapons. We want to be one state, with one governing body, with one law, and one military body.”
Israel’s Water Authority has warned that the Sea of Galilee (pictured) is critically low. Credit: Deror Avi via Wikimedia Commons.
Sea of Galilee approaches lowestever recorded water level
(JNS.org) Israel’s Water Authority last week warned that the country’s largest freshwater lake, the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), is critically low and in danger of reaching its “lowest [water] level ever recorded.” The Sea of Galilee is currently 703 feet below sea level, just a few feet above the historical low of 705 below sea level measured in 2001—beneath the water source’s so-called “black line.” When water levels in the Kinneret cross below the black line, severe ecological complications can irreversibly contaminate the water and disrupt the lake’s fragile ecosystem. The situation in the Kinneret has deteriorated in recent years, as Israel’s north faces an ongoing drought. Israel has substantially invested in water conservation, reclamation and desalination technology, allowing the Jewish state to significantly reduce its use of water from the Sea of Galilee. Nevertheless, the lack of water flow into the lake has led to deep concern over its vitality, as the drop in water levels causes the salinity of the lake to rise, threatening marine life.
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Jean Shafiroff Speaks on the Importance of Teaching Philanthropy to the Next Generation Edited by: JV Staff
animals in need,” she tells the publication. Ms. Shafiroff also hilanthropist Jean Sha- discusses the importance of firoff speaks on her pas- teachers and parents educating sion for philanthropy, children on the value of giving the importance of giv- at home and in school, and of ing back, and how to inculcate early involvement in appropria culture of charity in the next generation in a recent cover feature in New York Lifestyles Magazine. In the interview, Ms. Shafiroff speaks at length on the importance of teaching younger generations the value in giving to others. “One of the greatest gifts parents can give to their children is to teach them the importance of philanthropy and helping people and
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff speaks on her passion for philanthropy, the importance of giving back, and how to inculcate a culture of charity in the next generation in the September 2017 cover feature story in New York Lifestyles Magazine
can learn to give back and who can teach the same,” says Mrs. Shafiroff. “The cycle of philanthropy must go on.”
dren and future generations. As responsible parents, relatives, and citizens, we bear the duty of service as positive role models to teach future generations to give back,” says Ms. Shafiroff. “The world we build and culti-
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, in a Victor de Souza gown, in her home on Park Avenue in Manhattan
the board of eight charitable organizations, such as the New York Women’s Foundation, New York Mission Society, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, is also an Ambassador for the American Humane Society and hosts many charity events and fundraising galas each year. She is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, in which she shares her expertise with others who seek to give back to those in need. Mrs. Shafiroff does many interviews and television and radio appearances Jean Shafiroff is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to discussing the importance of Make a Life By What You Give, (pictured above) in which she philanthropy. shares her expertise with others who seek to give back to those Mrs. Shafiroff notes that in need. Mrs. Shafiroff does many interviews and television and her own parents stressed the radio appearances discussing the importance of philanthropy. importance of learning and ate community service activi- vate today is the world that our giving in her youth, values she ties for children of all ages. “We children will inherit tomorrow.” has since imparted upon her Ms. Shafiroff, who sits on own daughters, Elizabeth and are the role models for our chil-
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge.
Jean Shafiroff has graced the cover of many prestigious publications for her legendary magnanimity and outstanding philanthropic endeavors
Jacqueline; Elizabeth has since co-founded Global Strays, an organization focused on grants for organizations focused on animal welfare in developing countries. “We need to raise people who
Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into See Jean Shafiroff Speaks , page 37
Hollywood Exec Reveals Secret of Israeli TV Success Abroad ‘It’s the compelling characters that draw you,’ says Adam Berkowitz, who has brought shows including ‘Fauda’ and ‘Greenhouse Academy’ to the US By: Abigail Klein Leichman
hy are Israeli TV formats like “In Treatment,” “Homeland” and “Fauda” extremely successful in the United States? It’s all about the characters, says Adam Berkowitz, co-head of the television department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles and president of the international TV Formats Conference held September 12-14 in Tel Aviv. “In Israel there isn’t a lot of money to do expensive action or adventure shows, so instead there is a focus on characters, and it’s the compelling characters that draw you,” Berkowitz
tells ISRAEL21c. “These are characters who deal with complex issues, and because Israel is a Western society those issues resonate with American viewers. For example, look at ‘In Treatment.’ They didn’t write new scripts for the American version but just translated the scripts from Hebrew to English and it worked. So, obviously a lot of Israelis are talking about the same things with their therapists as Americans do,” he points out. Among other cross-continental deals Berkowitz has facilitated, he sold “Fauda” to global streaming site Netflix. The award-winning series about a counterterrorism undercover unit has aired in the US since
Though “Greenhouse Academy” is just the latest in a long string of Israeli TV formats adapted by Hollywood, it is the November 2016 in the original first to have been shot entirely in Hebrew and Arabic with En- Israel. While the 12 main characters in the series are Ameriglish subtitles. When Berkowitz received can, one main character is Iseight subtitled episodes of raeli, and about 40 other Israeli Ananey Communications’ pop- actors appear in the show. The mixed cast is a point ular teen drama “Ha-Hamama” (“The Greenhouse”) written by of pride for Berkowitz, who’s Giora Chamizer, he thought it been in the business more than could translate well into English 30 years and is one of the Isand would be perfect for Netflix. raeli television industry’s main “We set up a meeting with boosters in the US. Netflix and they paired Giora with a person who knows Israeli TV,” says Berkowitz. “They “In Israel there isn’t a lot signed for 25 episodes – two of money to do expensive seasons so far.” action or adventure Chamizer was hired to write shows, so instead there and produce the US version, is a focus on characters, “Greenhouse Academy,” which and it’s the compelling premiered on Netflix on Septemcharacters that draw ber 8. you,” Berkowitz tells
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin shaking hands with Adam Berkowitz during a meeting with Hollywood producers and executives. Photo by Mark Neiman/GPO
“About 12 actors were in Israel for several months so they got to see how special Israel is,” Berkowitz tells ISRAEL21c. “The setting is supposed to be San Diego and it looks great. It has the look of a very expensive show but it wasn’t because it’s cheaper to make a show in Israel.” The actors worked on beaches, streets and backlot studios. Berkowitz expects that this successful experiment will open the door to additional TV shows to be produced in Israel for an American audience.
Cast of “Greenhouse Academy,” a Netflix show shot on location in Israel. Photo by Ronen Akerman
Berkowitz wants to spread the love beyond the US, however. That was one impetus for his founding the TV Formats Conference last year. “Everyone in the United States knows Israeli formats are great, but I want to bring them to the rest of the world,” says Berkowitz, “and I want to bring people to Tel Aviv to see how great it is.” He seems to have achieved this goal. The second annual conference drew buyers and producers from 28 countries. “They got to see professional presentations and meet with the movers and shakers of Israeli TV,” Berkowitz says. They also got a peek at upcoming Israeli television shows to be showcased at MIPCOM, a major entertainment content market taking place October 16 to 19 in Cannes. At MIPCOM,
the Israelis will be among many others competing for attention, while the Tel Aviv event put them squarely in the spotlight. Other attendees and/or speakers at the event were Larry Tanz, vice president of content acquisition for the Netflix global service; FX Network General Manager John Landgraf; Gaumont International Television Vice CEO Christophe Riandee; Michael Rotenberg, cofounder and partner at 3 Arts Entertainment; Michael Schmidt, chief creative officer of Red Arrow Entertainment Group; Telemundo Executive Vice President Ricardo Coeto; former Viacom president Doug Herzog; Propagate Content coCEO Ben Silverman; CAA talent agent Daniel Grover; and screenwriter-directors Richard See Hollywood Exec Reveals , page 36
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The Fascinating History of Jewish Players Who Revolutionized the Game of Football By: Andrew Schiff
hen listing the accomplishments of Jews throughout history, it is usually athletics, as a category, that is last in the conversation. Sure, we've had our Mark Spitz (Olympic gold-medal swimming champion) and baseball Hall of Fame players, pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers and slugging first baseman, Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers but did any of those fantastic athletes make a huge impact on revolutionizing the sport and changing it for fu-
ture generations? It turns out that there were three seminal figures who were responsible for the success of the NFL in its nascent period of development. Two of these men were quarterbacks, Benny Friedman of the New York Giants, who played in the 1920s, and Sid Luckman, who manned the offense for the Chicago Bears during the 1940s. The third was a coach whom many consider the most influential football mind in both the college and professional ranks, Sid Gillman, who had been credited with inventing the West Coast offense.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Friedman was a star player for Fielding Yost's University of Michigan. Under Yost's tutelage, Friedman led the Wolverines to a national championship with his incredible throwing accuracy. A rarity as Freidman's biographer, Murray Greenberg noted, "Back then they played with a big, fat ball that was hard to throw downfield." What also hurt many a quarterback during that period, particularly in the NFL when throwing the ball was only used in desperate situations. Friedman's uncanny ability to control the ball stemmed from his desire in his youth to become
Sid Gillman and his incredible Chargers coaching staff, early '60's. Pictured: Joe Madro, Chuck Noll, Jack Faulkner, Al Davis. (Twitter. com)
A graduate of Columbia University, Sid Luckman, of German Jewish descent, starred for one of the most dominant teams, the Chicago Bears, of the 1940s. Luckman was considered, along with the Washington Redskins' Sammy Baugh, the best quarterback of his era.
In his first year, Benny Friedman played for his hometown Cleveland Bulldogs of the NFL and led them to an 8-4-1 record. In his debut against the New York Giants, at the Polo Grounds, Friedman completed 11 of 17 passes and led Cleveland to a 6-0 win
Sid Gillman, the Jewish offensive mind, transformed professional and college football alike with his love of the passing game. He is the only coach to have been elected to both the College Football Hall of Fame and the ProFootball Hall of Fame. He also intergrated black and white players as roommates; another groundbreaking accomplishment by the great master coach.
"the world's champion strongman." Friedman lifted heavy chairs and tossed them from hand to hand. Friedman's goal to become a strongman fell short but he directed his energies to football when he attended high school. While Benny's achievements as a college player were massive, his role in the NFL, were really his forgotten achievements in a league which lived in the shadow of baseball and college football. When Friedman decided to become a professional football player (which in some circles was considered sacrilege) he decided against going to law school but with his father taking ill, Benny went professional to support his family. In his first year, Friedman played for his hometown Cleveland Bulldogs of the NFL and See The Fascinating History , page 30
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New York City Ballet Fall Gala Merges Fashion and Dance By: Lieba Nesis
he New York City Ballet held its Annual Fall Gala on September 28, 2017 at the David Koch Theater with cocktails beginning at 5:30 PM. This event, which is the brainchild of Sarah Jessica Parker, merges fashion and ballet by allowing renowned designers to create costumes for the dancers. There was a noticeable electricity in the air as guests were anxiously anticipating what Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim from Oscar de la Renta had planned. The excited crowd included luminaries: Keri Russell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, Malin Akerman, Jess Cagle, and Mikhail Baryshnikov; as well as philanthropists Liz Peek, Jean Shafiroff, Fe Fendi, Mary Snow, Michele Herbert and many others. The first act opened with the World Premiere of "The Wind Still Brings" with costumes by Jona-
Fe Fendi, Liz Peek and Monica Wambold
The next act, the world premiere of "Not Our Fate" was my favorite technically and the costumes were black and white once again with black jackets and white full skirts adorning the ballerinas who were dressed by the Oscar de la Renta label.
Jean Shafiroff, Michele Herbert, Patricia Shiah and Barbara Tober (Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)
Dancer Ashley Bouder and Peter de Florio
than Saunders. The pink and blue striped leotards and blue tights were very "American Apparel" and gave the dancers an ease of movement. The choreography by Troy Schumacher was fun with sparse music and a large repertoire of dancers. The next premiere "Composer's Holiday" was more exciting with black and white costumes designed by Virgil Abloh and choreography by Gianna Reisen. This was Reisen's first-ever work and she did a remarkable job. The accompanying costumes of black, white and blush tutus of the women and black lace ensembles of the men were unembellished but pretty. Abloh is the New "it designer" and his competency was readily apparent. The dancers moved with grace and ease performing such crowd pleasing stunts as ballerinas stepping on men's backs and floating in the air. The next act, the world premiere of "Not Our Fate" was my favorite technically and the costumes were black and white once again with black jackets and white full skirts adorning the ballerinas who were dressed by the Oscar de la Renta label. This act was modern and dramatic with men partnering other men and at one point women doing the same. The music by Michael Nyman was exhilarating and the crowd loved the pairing of the dancers. My favorite costumes of the evening were in the last act called "Pulcinella Variations." Designed by Tsumori Chisato the clothing was fun and out-
Reggie Van Lee, Debra Martin Chase, Meria Carstarphen and David Heleniak
Mary Elizabeth Snow and Joachim Bader
Karen Murphy, Bobby and Phoebe Tudor
Jewish Voice society, fashion & entertainment reporter Lieba Nesis files a live report from the Fall Gala of the NYC Ballet
standing while still allowing the dancers to move. This was the only act where the costumes were the focal point with painted and checkered tights and colorful half tutus astounding the audience who applauded enthusiastically. Chisato was hands down the designing star of the evening-producing a feast for the eyes that was incredible. After a nearly two-hour performance without any intermission, guests headed to the second floor for an elaborate dinner where cascading flowers adorned the magnificent room; a harbinger of the exciting gala season which awaits.
The room with cascading flowers
Costume designer Tsumori Chisato
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The Fascinating History Continued from page 27 led them to an 8-4-1 record. In his debut against the New York Giants, at the Polo Grounds, Friedman completed 11 of 17 passes and led Cleveland to a 6-0 win. At the time he went professional, there were only 17 players to a team. Friedman not only had to run an offense, he would have to tackle players
In his first year with the Giants, Friedman threw an incredible 20 touchdowns, a record that stood until 1942. like Bronko Nagurski and Red Grange. Players were paid $100 to $150 per game. The league, however, attracted little interest as college football remained more popular, but Friedman became one of the NFL’s biggest stars. After playing one year with the Bulldogs, the Cleveland franchise folded. Freidman then went on to play for the Detroit Wolverines, a team he helped to found. Friedman organized and brought together 20 guys to put up $500 a piece. “To start a franchise, you had to put up [at least] $2500,” Friedman recalled. Unfortunately, after one season, the Detroit franchise failed, as well. The owner for the New York Giants, Tim Mara, was so en-
of the restrictions, 20 touch- in “both passing and rushing downs simply was a remarkable in a single season.” The most important thing that Friedman feat. In his first four seasons, did, through his outstanding amored with Friedman that he bought the entire team just Friedman led the league in contributions to the league, was throwing touch- that he saved the NFL by saving to get the Jewish quarterback. passing, Friedman was paid $10,000 per downs, and was All-Pro every its most important franchise, season and helped New York to year. Considered an aggressive the New York Giants from 13-1-1 record, and an $8,500 quarterback, he often threw folding. franchise profit (after having lost $40,000 the previous year). Also, Friedman led the Giants to the championship game against the Green Bay Packers, losing in an upset. The game drew 25,000 fans to the Polo Grounds. Despite the loss, Friedman had single handedly saved the franchise and perhaps even the NFL. In his first year with the Giants, Friedman threw an incredible 20 touchdowns, a record that stood until 1942. An amazing statistic for the times since the runner up, future hall of fame fullback, Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals, had just 6 touchdowns. In addition, quarterbacks were restricted by rules that did not encourage passing. For instance, quar- Luckman’s mastery of the T-formation was so impressive that terbacks were not allowed to he started to visit colleges, like Notre Dame, Holy Cross and throw the ball “unless they Columbia to help their coaches to implement the system. were five yards behind the line After his retirement in the 1950s, Luckman continued to teach of scrimmage.” If a quarterback the T-formation to colleges who were keen to adapt it to their threw “an incomplete pass into offenses. Luckman who proved to be an innovative and forward the end zone, it was considered thinking figure in the NFL is regarded as one of the greatest a turnover,” with the opposing quarterbacks in league history. team getting the ball at the 20Incredibly, perhaps because on first down, a rarity for the yard line. Two straight incompletions run-heavy league. In 1928, he Friedman's career was so short, resulted in a penalty. And last- accomplished something un- it took the Pro Football Hall of ly, if the offense had one in- heard of in today’s NFL by lead- Fame fifty years to induct him, complete pass in a set of four ing the league in scoring, extra receiving the honor posthumously in 2005, twenty-three downs, subsequent incomplete points and rushing. He is still the only player in years after Friedman passed passes, in that possession, were penalized five yards. Given all NFL history to lead the league away.
Another great Jewish figure that was featured prominently in the NFL, Sid Luckman, from Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Columbia University, Luckman, of German Jewish descent, starred for one of the most dominant teams, the Chicago Bears, of the 1940s. Luckman was considered, along with the Washington Redskins' Sammy Baugh, the best quarterback of his era. Though he had an outstanding college career, Luckman initially didn't have plans to turn pro. But then George Halas, Chicago's owner and coach drafted Luckman in the first round. Luckman wasn't a quarterback in college but threw a lot of passes. At that time, before the T-formation, the formation that is used today in football with the quarterback under center, other positions could throw. Halas wanted to use Luckman at quarterback believing he could adapt to the position and formation. Halas convinced Luckman to turn pro and inked him to a $5,000 a year contract. Luckman, though, did not adjust very quickly to the new position and the new formation. He fumbled many snaps and had trouble with handoffs. However, toward the end of the season, Halas put Luckman back at quarterback where he threw the winning touchdown pass in a 30-27 victory over the archrival Green Bay Packers. Though having mixed results, Halas was impressed by Luckman’s work ethic saying that in “all my years in football,
OCTOBER 13, 2017 I’ve never seen a player who worked as hard as Luckman. When everybody else left the practice field, he stayed on.” By 1940, Luckman had finally mastered the T-formation leading the Bears to the championship game against the powerful Washington Redskins, who had defeated Chicago earlier in the season by the score of 7-3. This time, the Bears were ready with a ferocious attack as they destroyed the Redskins, 73-0, still the most lopsided game in a championship in the history of the NFL. Luckman was now considered the greatest strategist of the game, even exceeding the great Redskins’ quarterback “slingin’” Sammy Baugh, who had popularized the forward pass. After winning several championships in the early 1940s, Luckman, in 1943, threw seven touchdown passes against the New York Giants in a 56-7 romp breaking Sammy Baugh's record who had thrown six touchdowns. He also established a record with 23 completions in 30 attempts for 443 yards and a new season record with 28 touchdowns in ten games for 2,194 yards. Luckman’s mastery of the T-formation was so impressive that he started to visit colleges, like Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Columbia to help their coaches to implement the system. After his retirement in the 1950s, Luckman continued to teach the T-formation to colSee The Fascinating History , page 31
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The Fascinating History Continued from page 30 leges who were keen to adapt it to their offenses. Luckman who proved to be an innovative and forward thinking figure in the NFL is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Sid Gillman, the Jewish offensive mind, transformed professional and college football alike with his love of the passing game. He is the only coach to have been elected to both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. He also intergrated black and white players as roommates; another groundbreaking accomplishment by the great master coach. Gillman was the first to cover the field with pass receivers from sideline to sideline and the first to use film to study the nuances of the gridiron game as preparation for an upcoming opponent. No coach, including the great Vince Lombardi, holds the kind of pedigree, which includes 4-time Super Bowl winner Chuck Knoll of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 3-time Super Bowl winners Bill Walsh of the San Francisco 49ers and Joe Gibbs of the Washington Redskins, other successful coaches like Dick Vermeil, Al Davis and John Madden. As a college coach, he tutored Ara Paresegian of Notre Dame and Bo Schembechler of Michigan. Gillman journey began in
Under Gillman, the Char- his time [that] people couldn’t NFL and worked as a consultant for a variety of teams. Then gers and won a total of five AFL totally understand what he was in 1955, the Los Angeles Rams, Western titles and won the AFL doing.” Gillman built on what the his hometown of Minneapolis, who had just moved to the west championship in 1963 with a Minnesota where he was born coast from Cleveland, hired 51-10 rout of the Boston Patri- Bears did under Sid Luckman in 1911 to David and Sarah him to coach the team. In his ots. That game demonstrated and his offensive coordinator Gillman. Gillman had several first season, he remarkably led Gillman’s wizadry as an offen- Clark Shaughnessy and head coach George Halas. Gillman jobs; one being a movie theater the Rams to the NFL title game sive genius. owner which had an enormous influence on Sid’s innovative usage of film to instruct his team while coaching at his various football jobs. Gillman attended Ohio State and played football for the Buckeyes and led them to an upset over rival Michigan (Benny Friedman's Alma Mater). Ohio State’s win was a massive upset and to top it all, Gillman’s play on defense was sublime and was responsible for stopping Michigan’s defense But when he graduated Ohio State, rather than going to law school, Gillman decided to go into coaching. In 1935, Gillman moonlighted as an assistant coach with Ohio’s Denison University while also playing professionally with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (November 23, 1930); Benny Friedman Cleveland Rams. It was at DenWhen he took over the started using the T-formation ison where he came up with the where they were crushed by the idea of using film to prepare for Cleveland Browns led by their Chargers he made a number of beginning in 1946 at the Unigreat innovator, Paul Brown, innovations but one in particu- versity of Miami of Ohio during his opponents. lar changed the way profession- the heyday of the rebirth of the Later, when he became head 38-14. In 1960, Gillman remained al football offenses approached T-formation that had already coach at the University of Cincinnati, he was even watching in Los Angeles, but switched their opponents. Gillman want- been in use by the Bears and film at half time, though it later to the new American Football ed to use the entire football field their Jewish quarterback. For Sid Gillman, it was just became illegal to do so. Gill- League by becoming the head not just for running the football man became so popular at the coach of the Chargers. A cou- but for passing. Stretching the the start of building offensive University, the male students ple of years later, the Chargers field, he threw deep and hori- plays for the formation which around campus began wear- moved to San Diego and the zontal by placing the receivers was to become a staple in both college and professional ing Gillman’s signature bow- AFL, led by the likes of Sid far off the offensive line. One of Gillman’s disciples, football. tie to emulate the great Jewish Gillman and Hank Stram of When he became coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, became the brilliant head coach of the master. As time went on, Gillman recognized as a wide-open, San Francisco 49ers, said that the Los Angeles Rams in the Gillman “was so far ahead of 1950s, he invented the Spin-T attracted the attention of the passing league.
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formation. According to Sid Gillman biographer Josh Katzowitz, the offense functioned “in which the quarterback spun away from the line-which then allowed him to throw back across the field.” Also, Gillman invented the use of “X, Y and Z” receivers, terminology still used today, by placing the wideouts three to six yards outside the offensive tackle instead of the common use of placing them five feet away from the line. It was really when Gilman switched to the American Football League with the Los Angeles, and later the San Diego Chargers where Gillman really pushed the envelope of how offenses could pass the ball and gain a huge advantage over opposing defenses. Gilman used the long pass, to set up the short pass and then used the tight end to catch passes between the hash marks. Gillman continued to innovate and teach others his philosophy and ideas. In summation, the three greatest Jewish figures in professional football history, two quarterbacks, Friedman and Luckman, and coach Sid Gillman revolutionized the strategy and philosophy of football and thusly, the game owes them a great debt of gratitude for showing the infinite possibilities of the forward pass. Andrew Schiff is a noted sports historian and educator. He is the author of the 2008 book, “The Father of Baseball: A Biography of Henry Chadwick.”
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New Firewall Defends Androids from Hardware Security Risk Israeli researchers continue to spearhead cyber research and file patents to keep international community safe from hackers
ybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in the communication between Android smart phone components and the phone’s central processing unit (CPU), reports the university in Israel’s southern city of Beersheva. The researchers in BGU’s Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, led by Yossi Oren, earlier this year announced the security vulnerability and alerted Google to help them address the problem. The researchers’ findings — written by Oren, in collaboration with Omer Shwartz, Amir Cohen and Asaf Shabtai – will be presented at the Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT) in Vancouver, Canada in mid-August. More than half a dozen cyber experts from Israel will be taking part in the WOOT conference, including Sofia Belikovetsky, Mordechai Guri, Yosef Solewicz, Andrey Daidakulov and Yuval Elovici, all of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; as well as Roee Hay of Aleph Research/ HCL Technologies.
Icahn Exerts Power in Auto Group; Pumps in $2B With Eye on Going Public Edited by: JV Staff
cahn Enterprises L.P., the parent company of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, has acquired American Driveline Systems, a franchisor of automotive service shops with about 680 locations in the U.S. and Canada. American Driveline Systems is the franchisor of AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care and Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care. “The acquisition of American American Driveline Systems is the franchisor of AAMCO Driveline Systems is the next Transmissions and Total Car Care and Cottman Transmission and step in building out our nation- Total Car Care.
Cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in the communication between Android smart phone components and the phone’s central processing unit (CPU)
“The work of Yossi Oren’s team is only the latest invention coming from BGU’s Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering,” says Zafrir Levi, Senior VP Business Development at BGN Technologies, the BGU commercialization and technology company. “In the last decade, the department has spearheaded cyber research, spawning many inventions that have been used worldwide through patents sold to international corporations and by establishing companies.”
Nearly 400 million people have changed their touch screens or other types of field replaceable units (FRUs), such as chargers, battery or sensor assemblies that are all susceptible to significant security breaches. These can include password and financial theft, fraud, malicious photo or video distribution, and unauthorized app downloads. The BGU researchers explain that since the attack is located See New Firewall Defends , page 37
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“The acquisition of American Driveline Systems is the next step in building out our national automotive service network,” says Carl Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises
al automotive service network,” says Carl Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises. “I believe that the automotive aftermarket service industry is undergoing secular change driven by increased vehicle complexity, advances in technology, as well as the growth of automotive fleets, including ride-sharing and car-sharing networks. "These changes will continue to offer, in my opinion, extremely attractive and unique investment opportunities. With our presence throughout the automotive aftermarket value chain, Icahn Enterprises is positioned to capitalize on these trends.” The leaders of Icahn's automotive business have been clear about those opportunities be-
fore. (Icahn and Pep Boys Look to Make a Big Statement in Detroit.) Daniel Ninivaggi, CEO of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, says the growth will continue. “Icahn Automotive Group continues to pursue an aggressive strategy of strengthening our full-service automotive repair capabilities, with the ability to leverage a broad national footprint and what we believe will be the most efficient operating model in the industry. We are excited to work with the ADS management team as well as the AAMCO and Cottman franchisees to capitalize on the many growth opportunities we see ahead.” See cahn Exerts Power , page 36
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Simchas Torah Recipes By Miriam Szokovski
Somehow, brisket has become standard Yom Tov fare across North America, so I would be remiss not to share my recipe as well as a few tips I’ve picked up along the way. I’m no meat maven, but I’m learning, and the two most important things to consider when cooking brisket are: 1. Let the meat shine. Often people drown brisket in all kinds of bottled sauces, but I suggest saving that for cheaper cuts. Use spices, herbs and milder liquids to enhance the flavor of the brisket. 2. Patience, patience, patience! Cook the meat on a low temperature for a long time. Don’t try to rush it, or you’ll end up with hard, dry, chewy meat—not the pleasant, melt-in-your-mouth texture you were hoping for Now, on to specifics. Cut the onions in rounds, and put them on the bottom of a baking dish. Mix the paprika, garlic powder, chives and salt in a small bowl. Pat the spice rub all over both sides of the meat, until it can hold no more. Now put the brisket on top of the onions and into the oven on 400° F for 1 hour, uncovered. Take it out and turn the oven down to 250° F. Pour ½ cup balsamic vinegar and ⅓ cup honey over the meat. It may look like not a lot of liquid, but the meat and onions both let out lots of juices and you end up with plenty (as you can see in the pictures). Cover the pan tightly with foil and return to the oven. Cook for another 4–5 hours, until meat is fork tender—meaning a fork goes in with almost no resistance. Approximately once an hour, take it out and turn the meat, so both sides get equally moist. Cooking time will vary, depending on the size and thickness of your brisket, so make sure to use the fork test. Once it’s ready, refrigerate the meat overnight, then remove from the sauce and cut into thin slices, against the grain. Return slices to the sauce and reheat in the oven or over a
low flame on the stovetop when ready to serve. Freezes well. Serve with the sauce and onions. Ingredients: • 3 lb. first-cut brisket • 2 tbsp. paprika • 2 tbsp. garlic powder • 2 tbsp. dried chives (optional) • 1 tbsp. salt • 2 large Spanish onions • ½ cup balsamic vinegar • ⅓ cup honey Directions: 1. Slice the onions in rounds. Place them in the bottom of a baking dish. 2. Combine the paprika, garlic powder, chives and salt in a small bowl. Cover the brisket with the spice mixture. Pat it in gently until the meat can hold no more. 3. Place the meat on top of the onions and put it into the oven on 400° F for 1 hour. 4. Take the meat out, add the balsamic vinegar and honey, and cover the baking dish tightly. Lower the temperature to 250° F and cook for another 4–5 hours, until the meat is fork tender. 5. Refrigerate the meat until completely cold (preferably overnight), then cut in thin slices against the grain. Return the sliced meat to the sauce. Reheat in the oven, or over a low flame. Serve with the onions and sauce. Yields: Approximately 40 thin slices.
Sweet Brown Rice Kugel
Sweet Brown Rice Kugel
Kugel is one of those words that doesn’t really have a good English translation. It's not quite a casserole, or a pudding, but those are probably the closest descriptions. Traditionally kugels were fried, and since most frying pans are circular, the kugels came out round, which is where the name comes from. Kugel means “round”/“circular.” Nowadays, kugels are typically baked in square or rectangular pans. Some of the more traditional kugels include sweet noodle & raisin kugel, Yerushalmi kugel (very thin noodles in a burnt caramel syrup), salt and pepper noodle kugel and, of course, potato kugel. But almost anything can become a kugel, and some of the less traditional but increasingly common varieties are broccoli kugel, onion kugel, rice kugel, cauliflower kugel and butternut squash kugel. Probably the most “different” kugel I’ve ever eaten was a heart of palm & tomato kugel. Today I’m sharing my brown rice kugel recipe with you. It’s similar to rice pudding, but a little more solid so you can cut it into pieces. You’ll need short-grain brown rice, and water to cook it in. Also orange juice (ideally, with pulp), eggs, sugar, oil, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla. Place brown rice and water in a strong pot. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, turn the flame down as low as it goes and let
it cook about 40–50 minutes until all the water is absorbed in the rice. Do not open the pot or mix while the rice is cooking. Put the raisins in a small bowl and cover with water. Let them soak about 15–20 minutes. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and orange juice. When the rice and raisins are ready, add them in and mix well. Pour the batter into a greased 9'' × 13'' baking pan. Bake at 350° F for 1½ to 2 hours, until firm and browned on top. (As you can see below, the edges are much darker after it’s baked.) Cut into pieces and serve warm. Ingredients • 1 cup short grain brown rice • 2½ cups water • ⅓ cup raisins, soaked • 4 eggs • 1 cup orange juice, with pulp • ¾ cup sugar • ⅓ cup oil • 2 tsp. vanilla extract • ¼ tsp. cinnamon Directions 1. Place brown rice and water in a strong pot. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, turn the flame down as low as it goes and let it cook about 40–50 minutes until all the water is absorbed in the rice. Do not open the pot or mix while the rice is cooking. 2. Put the raisins in a small bowl and cover with water. Let them soak about 15–20 minutes. 3. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and orange juice. When the rice and raisins are ready, add them in and mix well. 4. Pour the batter into a greased 9'' × 13'' baking pan. 5. Bake at 350° F for 1½ to 2 hours, until firm. 6. Serve warm. For some people, kugel is one of those foods that brings back old memories and strong nostalgia. What does kugel mean to you? Leave a comment and share your thoughts—I’d love to hear. (CHABAD.ORG)
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In Texas, Florida and Around the World, Jews Embrace Sukkot The meaning of temporary shelter resounds even more strongly for some this year By: Karen Schwartz
impact and power of nature and its forces. “The sukkah as a temporary harles Wiese of Houston, Texas, drove to his gutted space reminds us of the fragility home right after Yom of our lives,” says Rabbi Chaim Kippur to retrieve his Lazaroff, co-director of Chabad sukkah decorations, stored on a of Uptown in Houston with his high shelf in what had once been wife, Chanie, and program direchis garage. The walls and boards tor of Chabad Lubavitch Center of the sukkah itself are gone, as is Regional Headquarters. “Every most of his house, due to damage year, Jews go into this temporary structure and it reminds us that from Hurricane Harvey. The Wiese family is eager- materialism is a passing fancy, and what we value most are the people around us. We as a community get under one sukkah, as one people, as one nation, to be able to realize what is most important to us: the people, the Torah and G d.”
the aesthetics of what we think people really want. Sometimes, just a place for the community to come together, especially after such a tumultuous few weeks, is very cathartic for a lot of the congregations—that they had the opportunity to pray together, sing together, hear words of inspiration from the rabbi.” Free kosher holiday meals will continue through Sukkot and Simchat Torah for those affected by Irma. In Texas, Lazaroff says that many of the prayers have indeed taken on a new meaning this year. “When we talk about who’s going to have a good year, who’s going to be impacted by rain— those prayers bring up a certain ‘Cathartic for vulnerability,” he says. “And when Congregations’ it comes to Sukkot, I think it will Rabbi Mendy Gutnick, who be a little more introspective co-directs Chabad of West Park- when realizing that life is tempoland, Fla., with his wife, Estie, says rary, and the comforts we usually he has seen people pray during fret over are not as important as the High Holidays with extra we make them out to be.” The emphasis is on being togratitude this year, and perhaps, a gether with family, friends and new realization. “When we said, ‘Who by fire, community, stress the Chabad Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, and who by water,’ everyone in emissaries. co-director of Chabad of Eight High Holiday services in the synagogue felt it a little bit Uptown in Houston, puts up closer to home, that these really different locations were offered their sukkah with his younger by the Houston area’s 11 Chabad were Days of Awe,” he explains. children centers in a city where people remain in transition, trying to restore their homes and lives, and find their “new normal,” according to Lazaroff. Over the course of Sukkot, families and individuals impacted by Harvey will be able to take part in Sukkot meals at area Chabad centers without charge. “On Sukkot, we celebrate the unity of all Jewish people, sitting in the sukkah and rejoicing as one community,” he says. “And this event in Houston has really brought together Jews of all walks of life to be a support for each other.” Shaking the lulav and etrog
ly awaiting delivery of a new sukkah, says his wife, Janice. It’s slated to arrive Monday or Tuesday, coming to them as part of Chabad Harvey Relief, a joint project by the Chabad centers based in Houston. “Everybody’s sukkah in the neighborhood was stored in their garages and just about everybody’s garages were flooded,” she tells Chabad.org. “But it’s great that I’m going to have a sukkah, and I’ll just tell people to bring a folding chair” with them to sit inside it. Some 30 sukkahs are scheduled to be delivered around town before the holiday of Sukkot, which starts at sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and lasts until nightfall on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Jews around the world are getting ready to celebrate the holiday, with Chabad-Lubavitch representatives planning to reach them via stationary and mobile sukkahs in thousands of cities and towns around the globe. And despite the turmoil of relocation for many in the paths of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Jewish households in those areas are setting up temporary booths amid the chaos of trying to rebuild their lives. In fact, they recognize more than most the
Pedi-sukkahs will be driven all over the world during Sukkot, offering people the chance to perform the holiday mitzvahs. (Photo: Itzik Roytman/Chabad.org)
Jews around the world are getting ready to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, with Chabad-Lubavitch representatives planning to reach them via stationary and mobile sukkahs in thousands of cities and towns around the globe, including providing replacement sukkahs to those who lost them in this year's devastating series of hurricanes.
‘Sukkah Wood’ to ‘Sukkah Mobile’
In front of the iconic New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan, co-directed by Rabbi Yehoshua and Bracha Metzger, will erect a large sukkah that will be accessible around the clock to thousands of Jews who pass through daily. From dawn to dusk, rabbinical students will be helping thousands of Jews fulfill the mitzvahs associated with the holiday. Chabad-Lubavitch of Inwood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, co-directed by Rabbi Herschel and Raiza Malka Hartz, will once again host the annual “Sukkah Wood,” a one-day festival where artist groups will be challenged to produce quality, temporary dwelling art installations that will stretch the imagination of what a sukkah can be, and which, conforms with the standards of a kosher sukkah. Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Goldberg, co-directors of Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, will be renting a large lot to build a sukkah big enough to accommodate the thousands of visitors expected to arrive for the holiday. Chabad is known for bringing the joy of holiday to the streets; in that spirit, a pedi-sukkah(a sukkah attached to a tricycle and pedaled by one person) anda Sukkah mobile (a truck with a sukkah in the back) used to visit Jewish people scattered throughout the Riviera Maya. Over in Jamaica, Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, who co-directs the Chabad center there with his wife, Mushkee, will drive a Sukkah mobile across Jamaica, visiting Jewish residents in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Man-
Attendance has been up at a number of synagogues in the wake of the storm, he reports. “When something like this is over, we turn to the faith community, and the faith community turns to each other and says, ‘This is a time to pray.’ ” Synagogues that were in the path of Harvey and Irma, successive storms of unprecedented levels, have been working quickly to get prepared for the holidays. This year in some cases, however, things haven’t been as polished and fluid as usual, says Gutnick. But there’s a silver lining to The sukkah at Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan, cothat, he adds: “Sometimes, we get directed by Rabbi Yehoshua and Brocha Metzger a little caught up in the details and
deville and Kingston. And much, much farther east, Chabad will be busy throughout the holiday season in Russia, where prayerbooks, shofars and 3,000 sets of “The Four Species” were sent to some 500 Jewish communities across the former Soviet Union. During the holiday of Sukkot, Chabad of Moscow’s famed Marina Roscha synagogue in Moscow, directed by Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar, will be home to the largest sukkah in Europe—one that’s more than 15,000 square feet and can seat more than 1,000 people. Throughout the holiday, the sukkah will remain open to thousands who are expected to pass visit it over the course of the eight-day holiday.
Bustling in Asia
On the intermediate days of the holiday of Sukkot, Rabbi Osher Litzman, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Community of Korea with his wife, Mussy, plans to travel across South Korea in a Sukkah mobile visiting Jews across the country and on U.S. military bases, giving them the opportunity to participate in the ritual of shaking the lulav and etrog. The holiday season comes as they prepare for an influx of visitors this February, who will be in town for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang, about 75 miles east of Seoul. In Thailand, Chabad will host thousands of people in sukkahs across the country, enabling all Jews to come by, make a blessing on “The Four Species” and partake in the holiday celebration. Co-directors Rabbi Yosef Chaim and Nechama Dina Kantor in Bangkok have been serving Jewish residents and tourists there
Chabad of Winter Park, Fla., co-directed by Rabbi Shmuli and Chayala Sasonkin, will use this mobile sukkah to reach Jewish students at Rollins College
for nearly 25 years. At Chabad of Kansai in Kobe, Japan, a growing number of people have been taking part in what is become something of a community tradition: staying over at the Chabad House for holiday services and programs. “We have become a strong group,” says Rabbi Shmuel Vishedsky, co-director of the Chabad center with his wife, Batya. “We’re all together, and everybody gets a good feeling from that.” Last year, 30 people stayed over on Yom Kippur; this year, that number reached 50. For Sukkot, they’re readying a sukkah that seats 100 people. About 20 of them will stay over at Chabad from Wednesday until Shabbat ends on Saturday night. They’ll enjoy meals and spend time discussing the history and traditions of the holiday, and how it relates to modernity. “Our community and our guests—everyone from every corner of the world—talk about the etrog, lulav, hadas and aravah. Everybody can see how they refer to us in the sukkah; everyone is very, very different, yet we sit all together in one sukkah as one family,” he says. In Tokyo, Rabbi Mendi and Chana Sudakevich, co-directors of Chabad Lubavitch Tokyo-Japan, have so far welcomed 150 guests for the High Holidays, about half locals and half tourists. The rabbi says he looks forward to welcoming locals and visitors for Sukkot, and hopes they all come away from the experience inspired. And then, he hopes they return for services and other Jewish events, building their Jewish connections in Tokyo, “so they will feel more responsible for the community and each other.” (CHABAD.ORG)
A beautifully decorated Sukkah in Brooklyn
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Parshas Vzos HaBracha - Fifty Gates of Understanding By: Rabbi Pinchas Winston There never again arose a prophet in Israel like Moshe . . . (Devarim 34:10)
ike Parashas Bereishis, the first parshah and arguably one of the most important of the entire Torah, Parashas Zos HaBrochah, the very last parshah of the entire Torah, always seems to get short shrift. It is read on Simchas Torah which steals the show. This is after a week of Succos during which the priorities are the proper fulfillment of the mitzvah of lulav and esrog, and enjoying life in the Succah. It is so ridiculous that it almost seems like a conspiracy. Is there something important embedded in these parshios that we’re not supposed to know that we’re made to just about skip over them? Are there secrets buried in these parshios that we keep missing each year because we are not
Are there secrets buried in these parshios that we keep missing each year because we are not given sufficient time to search for them? given sufficient time to search for them? After all, it is only the parshah in which we lose Moshe Rabbeinu. Aside from being the greatest prophet to ever live, he was also the greatest leader the world has ever known. True, he was in direct contact with the Creator of everything, which is bound to make one unusually good at the job. But equally true is the fact that the job was unusually difficult, requiring Moshe Rabbeinu to be incredibly and constantly self-sacrificing to make sure that not only his generation received the Torah, but all generations up until the arrival of Moshiach. The Talmud states and Kabbalah explains that even to this very day all Torah that comes to any individual comes through Moshe Rabbeinu: The soul of Moshe Rabbeinu is always the conduit for all wisdom and knowledge since the Torah was given through him. (Drushei Olam HaTohu, Chelek 2, Drush 4, Anaf 2, Siman 1, Os 4) His role as a spiritual “pipeline” between Heaven and earth remains active even today, and it will be reprised by
Moshe himself in the Messianic Era. The only difference, the Arizal explains in Sha’ar HaGilgulim, is: In the end of days in the generation of Moshiach, Moshe will return to teach Torah to the Jewish people and will still be of uncircumcised lips. However, Eliyahu, who will “chai,” will be his interpreter, and this is the sod of the verse, “Pinchas the son of Elazar the son of Aharon HaKohen” (Bamidbar 25:11). (Sha’ar HaGilgulim, Ch. 36) The truth is, explains the Zohar, Moshe Rabbeinu actually reincarnates into every generation. According to the Zohar, this is to give Moshe the opportunity to right a wrong of his, that being the premature redemption of the Erev Rav, or Mixed Multitude. Even though there had been a Kabbalistic basis to assume that they had also been ready to leave Egypt with the Jewish people at the time of the exodus, in the end they would have been better off left behind. It certainly would have been better for Moshe Rabbeinu and the Jewish people had the Erev Rav been left to die in Egypt and reincarnate once again. Free of the Erev Rav the Jewish nation would not have made a golden calf, and more than likely would not have rejected the Land of Israel. In other words, free of the Erev Rav Moshe Rabbeinu would have led us across the Jordan river himself and ushered in the Messianic Era. Obviously that is not the way history went, evident by the fact that we are still in exile and waiting for the Final Redemption. Therefore, explained the Arizal, Moshe Rabbeinu, or at least his soul, comes back in every generation, albeit not in a form that was can recognize. This is to facilitate the redemption that he postponed by advancing the redemption of the Erev Rav: However, in the future, it says, “What was, will be” (Koheles 1:9), which has the roshei teivos ofMoshe, because he was the first redeemer and he will be the last redeemer. (Hakdamos u’Sha’arim, Sha’ar 6, Perek 11) A question to ask, perhaps, is why did Moshe Rabbeinu have to die at all? Some lesser greater people transitioned from this world to the next one without even dying. It is far from being a common occurrence, but then again, Moshe was far from being a common person. He was from those
rare few whose bodies became so spiritually purified through life that they did not need to undergo rectification through death. Perhaps, then, Moshe Rabbeinu did not die. First of all, at his death he had been able to achieve the most extraordinary accomplishment. As the Talmud states:
Was “Nevo” merely the name of the mountain? Apparently it tells us more than the physical location of Moshe Rabbeinu’s burial: Before his death he merited the 50th gate [of understanding], as it says, “To Mt. Nevo” (Devarim34:1): Nun Bo; the Nun entered his name and it became Neshamah. (Kehillas
unto this day. (Devarim 34:56) regarding which The Talmud explains as follows: Rebi Berechyah said: Although [the Torah provides] a clue within a clue, nevertheless no man knows [Moshe’s] place of burial. The wicked [Roman] Government once sent to the governor, “Show us where Moshe is buried.” When
prophet in Israel like Moshe, whom God spoke to face-toface, [and who could perform] all the signs and wonders which God sent him to do in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh, all his servants and all his land, or any of the mighty acts and awesome sights that Moshe displayed before all the eyes of Israel. (Devarim 34:10-12) The Leshem adds to this that the Ohr HaGanuz had a very interesting property: And God saw the light that it was good, and God separated between the light and between the darkness.(Bereishis 1:4)
As the Talmud states: Fifty Gates of Understanding were created in the world, and 49 were give to Moshe Rabbeinu.
Moses Burial Place - Near Mount Nebo in Madaba, Jordan
Fifty Gates of Understanding were created in the world, and 49 were give to Moshe Rabbeinu. (Rosh Hashanah 21b) The “Fifty Gates of Understanding” represent 50 spiritual channels, if you will, through which the Divine light of understanding makes its way from the upper realm to the lower realms. The gates themselves are the basis of all of Torah, and just achieving a few of the “gates” would make one a wise person. Receiving 49 of the 50 gates is beyond our present level of comprehension, but suffice it to say that it would, and did, make Moshe Rabbeinu other-worldly: Rebi Noson says: The intention of the Torah was that [Moshe] might be purged of all food and drink in his bowels so as to make him equal to the ministering angels. (Yoma 4b) The so-called burial place of Moshe Rabbeinu itself bears witness to an even greater accomplishment. The Torah tells us where Moshe Rabbeinu was buried: And Moshe went up from the plains of Moav to Mount Nevo, [to the] top of the summit facing Jericho.(Devarim 34:1)
Ya’akov) In other words, the letter Nun, which represents the number 50 and the level of Divine light associated with it, became a part of Moshe’s name, which is spelled MosheShin-Heh. With the addition of the letter Nun from the Nun Sha’arei Binah—the Fifty Gates of Understanding—the word can spell”Neshamah,” the third highest level of soul that we can access at this time. Thus, on Har Nevo, Moshe finally received the 50th gate of understanding. Nevo is spelled Nun-Bais-Vav, which can be read, Nun-bo, which means, “on it, 50,” that is, on the mountain of “Nevo” Moshe Rabbeinu received the 50th gate of understanding. This was probably the result of dying by “Divine kiss,” and he reached the level of Neshamah and complete self-rectification. So the question remains, why did he have to die? The Torah says, somewhat mysteriously: And Moshe, the servant of God, died there, in the land of Moav, by the mouth of God. And He buried him in the valley, in the land of Moav, opposite Bais Pe’or. And no person knows the place of his burial
they stood above, it appeared to them to be below; when they were below, it appeared to them to be above. They divided themselves into two parties, but to those who were standing above it appeared below, and to those who were below it appeared above. (Sotah 13b) How’s that for a magic trick? Perhaps it is not magic at all. Perhaps this is what happens to people who try to see into the spiritual realm with physical eyes, like those who scour the brain in search of human consciousness, or try to understand the spiritual origin of Creation through a physical telescope. To look for remains of Moshe Rabbeinu in the physical world and with physical means is going to meet with the same level of success: zero. As Kabbalah explains, Moshe Rabbeinu was born with the Ohr HaGanuz, the original light of Creation. As Rashi explains, God promptly hid this supernal light on the first day of Creation to keep it out of the reach of the evil people of history. Moshe lived his entire life by this light, which is why it was so miraculous, as the Torah testifies: There never again arose a
God made a separation in the illumination of the light, that it should not flow or give off light except for the righteous, whose actions draw it down and make it shine. However, the actions of the evil block it, leaving them in darkness, and this itself was the hiding of the light. (Sefer HaKlallim, Klal 18, Anaf 8, Os 4) Perhaps, then, this is why they could not find the burial place of Moshe Rabbeinu. They were looking for a source of the Ohr HaGanuz, and their merits did not permit them to see it. Perhaps also this is the secret of the parshah. After having become elevated through the Aseres Yemai Teshuvah—the Ten Days of Repentance—and after concretizing our spiritual growth through the mitzvos of Succos, we are invited to enter an entirely different level of existence than the rest of the world. It is the realm of Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah, the realm of the number eight, of the supernatural, during which the soul of a Jew can become one with Torah and its Divine light, the Ohr HaGanuz. It is also the level of the soul of Moshe Rabbeinu, a height from which one can know with certainty that Moshe Rabbeinu never died, certainly not in conventional terms. He simply moved on to the next generation to continue on with his mission of redeeming the Jewish people once and for all. On such a level it would be trivial to become involved with the death of the Moshe when, instead, we should celebrate and share in his eternal life. (TORAH.ORG)
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.
Foot Problems? - Step Into Continued from page 42 worn orthotics since age 14. “But it’s a big operation to get them fitted properly. It costs a lot of money, takes a lot of time and doesn’t always help. So we decided to work together to make it easier, faster, cheaper and very accurate.” Three years of development included searching for a seasoned podiatrist willing to make the product without seeing the customer. It didn’t faze them that the podiatrist they chose is in England. “After an hour meeting we
knew Dr. Wells was the right man for the job,” says Aviad Raz. Soft-launched in 2016, Upstep fine-tuned the three-continent fitting and manufacturing process before officially launching its service to US customers In June. Golfers, runners and women are specific target markets. Upstep presented its custom golf orthotics at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Florida, and offers a special purchasing platform on which the customer’s golf coach, pro or fitter can be involved in customizing the order.
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Upstep employs about 15 people and plans a Series A round to raise up to $3 million. How did my insoles stack up? I don’t have a problem with my feet and I’ve never worn custom insoles so I can’t compare their effectiveness to conventionally fitted orthotics. I can say that the process was easy, the Upstep reps were responsive and friendly, and most importantly the insoles are comfortable. Dr. Joel Greenwald, an Israeli podiatrist, says that for someone needing gait control, a more rigid orthotic would be required, using graphite or a similar hard material. Indeed, Upstep also offers rigid insoles to customers who require this. (ISRAEL 21C)
Queens Man Slapped Continued from page 5 Senior Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. DiBenedetto and Detective Investigator John Peters of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from Assistant District
der the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Dana Roth, Deputy Chief of the Frauds BuAttorney Gavin Miles, Counsel reau, and Assistant District Atto the District Attorney’s Frauds torney Richard K. Farrell, Chief of the Real Estate Frauds Unit, Bureau. The case is being prosecut- and the overall supervision of ed by Senior Assistant District Assistant District Attorney PaAttorney Joseph DiBenedetto, tricia McNeill, Deputy Chief of of the District Attorney’s Cyber the District Attorney’s InvestiCrimes Unit/Frauds Bureau, un- gations Division.
NYC’s Metropolitan Continued from page 22 multiple languages, and printed and downloadable maps and itineraries offer additional guidance through the galleries. The Museum also offers EmptyMet tours, which allow visitors to experience The Met Fifth Avenue before it opens to the public. EmptyMet tickets are booked via TripAdvisor and include same-day admission to The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer (Tuesday-Sunday), and The Met Cloisters.
The Museum's free app on iPhone, iPad, and Android offers a simple yet personalized way to find art, exhibitions, and events at all three locations. Various types of refreshments are offered throughout the Museum's three locations. Favorites include The Dining Room and The American Wing Café at The Met Fifth Avenue, and Flora Bar and Flora Coffee at The Met Breuer. The Met Store offers a wide selection of gifts inspired by the Museum's works of art and
“Islamic Gender Apartheid Continued from page 21 important point: she is unhappy with feminists, influenced by post-colonialism and postmodernism, who concentrate on a purportedly anti-colonial feminism, which is primarily an attack on the State of Israel, and a call for the "decolonization of Palestine." Such feminists see Israel as
a country practicing apartheid, ignoring two fundamental factors: Israel has active feminist and gay rights movements, and the reality is that Islam is the largest practitioner of both gender and religious apartheid. These feminists say nothing about the atrocities perpetrated by Muslims, slavery, anti-black racism, conversion by the sword, persecution of non-Mus-
exhibitions at each location and online at store.metmuseum.org. Purchases at The Met Store support The Met's collection, study, conservation, and presentation of art. Through its website and social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, The Met expands its visitor experience to people all over the world. For all of TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice award-winning museums, go to www.tripadvisor. com/TravelersChoice-Museums. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice. lim religious minorities, and the most barbaric abuse of women. They are more concerned with the so-called occupation of Palestine than with the occupation of women's bodies. Chesler's message is important for U.S. policymakers as well as for fellow feminists. It is disgraceful that what she calls "faux feminism" is more interested in alleged Israeli "occupation" than the Muslim honor killings in the same region. (AMERICANTHINKER.COM)
Continued from page 4 his dealings with alleged Ponzi schemer Jason Nissen, a former city teacher who was busted in May in a $70 million scam involving tickets to ‘Hamilton and the Super Bowl.” Rechnitz made nearly $8
head Norman Seabrook, who allegedly accepted bribes to send a hedge fund union funds. million off his wealthy friends Rechnitz is supposed to testify through his allegedly fraudulent about his part in the alleged ticket business, according to civ- scheme to a Manhattan federal jury. The scheme involved il court documents. On October 23, Rechnitz is Seabrook receiving $65,000 in due to come back to New York cash in exchange for his promCity to testify at the trial of the ised investment in Murray Hucity Correction Officers’ Be- berfeld’s hedge fund Platinum nevolent Association’s former Partners.
Major NYC Landlord Continued from page 4 In June, Croman pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a class D felony), and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree (both class E felonies). Croman fraudulently obtained several multi-million-dollar refinancing loans between 2012 and 2014, and committed tax fraud in 2011 by failing to withhold appropriate NY State payroll tax from certain Croman Real Estate employee paychecks. The criminal referral in the Croman investigation was provided to the Attorney General’s
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office by the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal’s Tenant Protection Unit (TPU). Pursuant to the plea agreement and the defendant’s allocution, Croman submitted false documents to banks, including rent rolls that falsely reflected market rate rents for units that were actually occupied by rent-stabilized tenants. Croman also inflated the amount of rent charged for certain commercial spaces in his buildings in an effort to show greater rental income. Croman falsified these rent rolls in order to inflate the annual rental income of his buildings, upon which his re-
financing terms are partially based. All told, over a three-year period, Croman received more than $45 million in loans under these false pretenses. Croman also intentionally failed to withhold New York State payroll taxes from bonus payments made to a former Croman Real Estate property manager, who was paid bonuses to get rent stabilized and rent controlled tenants out of Croman apartment buildings. The Attorney General also has a separate civil lawsuit against Croman for allegedly engaging in harassment of rent-regulated tenants and other illegal, fraudulent, and deceptive conduct in connection with his real-estate business. That case remains ongoing.
Terrorism Continues to Spike Continued from page 23 to obtain illegal firearms and explosives. The Marseille slaughter could have been averted had French law enforcement officials performed their due diligence. Had they fingerprinted the assailant before, rather than after he committed his outrage, they would have
cratic paperwork necessary to flush out potential terrorists. And so, the petty criminal was sent on discovered his multiple identi- his merry way only to commit an ties. That would have constituted unspeakable slaughter the very sufficient grounds to detain him next day. (FRONT PAGE MAG) until his identity could be verified Ari Lieberman is an attorney for certain. and former prosecutor who has But in France cravenness and authored numerous articles and laziness go hand-in-hand. Politi- publications on matters concerncally correct officials do not want ing the Middle East and is conto be accused of racial profiling. sidered an authority on geo-poAt the same time, they do not litical and military developments wish to be bothered with bureau- affecting the region.
Was the Las Vegas Continued from page 23
olent criminal who spent much of his life behind bars. He was you give alcohol to some people on the FBI’s most wanted list … they become aggressive in- for a decade. A 1972 newspaper report states that "Paddock stead of going to sleep.” Then there’s the dark history has been diagnosed as being psychopathic and egotistical, as of the Paddock family. The shooter’s father, Benja- well as arrogant, and reportedly min Hoskins Paddock, was a vi- has suicidal tendencies." During
one arrest, he tried to mow down an FBI agent with his car. The bank robber, car thief, and con man escaped from prison in 1968 and remained at large for a decade before being recaptured. He was never rehabilitated. Late in his life he was charged with racketeering and fraud for rolling back car odometers. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
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operation between the Israeli and international entertainment industries. Continued from page 26 “I love Israel; it’s my passion,” “For many years we have been watching your shows, and now he says. “This is my way of giving of the Fort Hood survivors, in- LaGravenese and Gary Alazraki. you are also watching Israeli back. It’s my mitzvah [good deed] cluding the heroic Kim Munley, President Reuven Rivlin wel- shows. We even have Israeli su- and it’s a good business model bemight do the honors. comed the Hollywood delegation perheroes,” said Rivlin, referring cause the shows are really good. Continued from page 19 to “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot. I want to keep selling more forMeanwhile, like Stephen (FRONT PAGE MAG) led by Berkowitz at his official Berkowitz spoke of his ap- mats and producing more conPaddock, mass murderer NiLloyd Billingsley is the author residence in Jerusalem on Seppreciation for the growing co- tent in Israel.” al agencies who knew of Hasan’s dal Hasan does not deserve to of Barack ‘em Up: A Literary tember 10. (ISRAEL 21C.COM) terrorist ties but did nothing live. On November 5, President Investigation, and Bill of Writes: to stop him. They are, in effect, Trump should give the order Dispatches from the Political to act decisively. for Hasan’s execution. A squad Correctness Battlefield. accomplices. (GATESTONE INSTITUTE)
From Fort Hood to Las Vegas
The Iran Deal Isn't
cahn Exerts Power Continued from page 32
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proximately 1,900 owned and franchised service locations in 49 states plus Puerto Rico, the 4) Precision Tune Auto Care District of Columbia, and sev5) American Driveline Sys- eral international locations. (In tems, the franchisor of AAMCO June 2017, acquisitions pushed Icahn over the 1,000 store and Cottman In addition, the parent mark.) Icahn acquired American company, Icahn Enterprises, also owns Federal-Mogul Driveline Systems from Transom Capital Group, which had Motorparts. With this latest acquisition, acquired the company in January Icahn Automotive operates ap- 2017. (MODERNTIREDEALER.COM)
Continued from page 19 argument is that Congress should decide the deal's fate and whether to reimpose U.S. sanctions. If a president is unwilling to solve this kind of problem, he shouldn't have applied for the job. Watching what has happened on failed legislative efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, can anyone doubt that Senate Dem-
ocrats (joined by Rand Paul) would filibuster any legislative effort to renew sanctions? The only sure way to resume economic pressure on Iran is for President Trump to stop waiving the sanctions, as he did a few weeks ago. The power to act is in executive hands, as it should be. Mr. Trump knows his mind on Iran. And as Mr. Laxalt said to Marcos, "the time has come"
John R. Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is Chairman of Gatestone Institute, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and author of "Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad". This article first appeared in The Wall Street Journal and is reprinted here with the kind permission of the author.
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The United States Continued from page 20 sanctions by other states as well as the U.S. Sanctions have targeted institutions and people involved in developing and financing the weapons programs, arms trade, human rights abuses, oil imports, violations of cyber-security, limiting access to the international finance system, and entities that contribute to the country's export earnings. These institutions and people cannot do business with the U.S. and American companies. U.N.
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ambassador Nikki Haley wanted the strongest possible sanctions, especially a complete oil embargo, and punitive measures against Kim. The U.N. resolution on the issue calls for a limit of imports of refined and crude oil to 8.5 million barrels a year. Also, textiles, accounting for a quarter of N.K. export income, are banned. China has been helpful to an extent: already it has up a system of inspectors and checkpoints, including the use of military dogs in an effort to close down
N.K. smuggling routes. China has also been admitting N.K. defectors. Finally and fourth, what is left is diplomacy between N.K. and the U.S. and rest of the world. Here Russia and especially China which must play a role, as the latter has begun in imposing sanctions. Everyone knows that nuclear weapons pose a constant threat to humanity. The U.S. has a prominent role in meeting that threat. Whether Kim is crazy or not, U.S. actions should be doing the difficult thing right now. The impossible will take a little longer. (AMERICAN THINKER)
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are no longer blacklisted, as The Center for Jewish History is allowing that venerable inContinued from page 20 Continued from page 5 ilies and social groups. With stitution to be used to advocate anti-Zionist Jews so ostracized, pro-BDS, Anti-Israel positions. David N. Myers must not private jet, stating how he should tively blacklisted from the main- we are less capable of engaging stream Jewish world, through with other Jews and explaining continue as head of the Center be able to travel if he wishes to. official institutional bans as well our movements, our allies and for Jewish History. Jeffery Epstein originally as informal shunning in fam- our perspectives.” Clearly, they (ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) pled guilty to charges in 2008 somewhere high and they were unloading clip after clip after clip… multiple shooters, has to Continued from page 9 he believed there were multiple be…[there were] hundreds of shooters, saying that hundreds shots.” Others told Fox News that the massacre and ways to help the of rounds had been fired at the they had seen a concertgoer shot audience. survivors of the attack. "Clip after clip after clip after in the head. The Las Vegas shooting surPolice say that one suspect was passed the 2016 Orlando night- clip, bullets flying everywhere, club shooting to become the everybody running. It was really shot and killed on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort, adddeadliest mass shooting in Amer- bad." Bullets were "ricocheting ev- ing that no additional shooters ican history. One witness told KSNV-TV erywhere... they were firing from are believed to be at large. (INN)
Trump Backs Away Continued from page 9 mean most people say it’s an impossible deal. I don’t think it is impossible, and I think it’s something that can happen. And I think it’s something that — I’m not making any predictions, but I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the
embassy to Jerusalem. Trump appears to consider the embassy move a punitive measure, one that Palestinians can forestall by indulging peace talks. The implication is that an embassy move might not be included within the framework of a peace deal, and that Palestinians might not be required to
State Department Continued from page 10
The NBC report was published days after Trump appeared of President Trump's America to undermine Tillerson by saying First foreign policy agenda," the Secretary of State was "wasting his time" by maintaining conAgen said in his statement. "The Vice President can also tacts with the regime of North confirm that, as the Secretary Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Trump subsequently vowed of State asserted, at no time did he and the Secretary discuss the that he would not fail as his preprospect of resignation. Any re- decessors did in trying to stop porting to the contrary is cate- North Korea’s nuclear program. Those comments came after gorically false," he added.
Rabbis Welcome US Continued from page 10 that the First Amendment balance return to respecting the right of religious believers, free of government coercion to compromise their beliefs." The CJV strongly encourages passage of H.R. 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" submitted by Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona. The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), the largest rabbinic public policy organization in America, articulates and advo-
cates for public policy positions based upon traditional Jewish thought. The Orthodox Union also praised the new directives. Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament stated: “The Orthodox Union has long advocated for the most expansive protection of religious liberty for all Americans. The Trump Administration’s decision to expand the conscience exemptions in the Affordable Care Act is consistent with the long-standing Ameri-
recognize Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem in a peace agreement. (BREITBART.COM) Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. Tillerson told reporters that he was "probing" whether the North is ready for talks on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This revelation appeared to have triggered Trump's tweeted response, and on Monday the White House said that "now is not the time" to talk with North Korea, and that the only exception would be talks aimed at bringing home Americans detained by the isolated country. (INN) can tradition of trying to avoid infringements upon religion as much as possible. The Obama Administration’s refusal to utilize other methods to ensure women's access to certain healthcare services ignored this sensible approach and stoked unnecessary controversy. The new guidance is a return to the proper balance of valuable concerns.” (INN) Orthodox Union President Mark (Moshe) Bane stated: “The new regulations are good news for all Americans. Religious freedom is a fundamental right for all, so when it is threatened for some, it is threatened for all.”
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nal sentence. In May of this year, Virginia Giuffre, one of the supposed of seeking sexual services from teenage sex slaves that Mr. Epa 14 year-old girl. This was part stein obtained, reached an agreeof a larger plea bargain that end- ment in a defamation lawsuit she ed up with him sentenced to had filed against Ghislaine Max18-months in prison. He only well, a British socialite and Jefserved 13 months of that origi- frey Epstein’s former girlfriend.
before a Jerusalem court for an extension of their arrests. Authorities are expected to Continued from page 17 Shortly after the attack, the bring the two before the court driver reported the incident again Monday for a second exand a half ago after they report- to local police, who in turn tension of their arrests. In addition, prosecutors are edly hurled rocks at a private opened an investigation into the expected to file preliminary car en route to the Pisgat Zeev rock-throwing. A few days later, police were indictments against the two neighborhood in northeastern able to identify and locate the rock-throwers. The formal inJerusalem. dictments are likely to be filed The car sustained damage two stone-throwers. Police arrested the two sus- later this week. during the attack, but there were pects, who were later brought no injuries reported. (INN)
New Firewall Defends Continued from page 32 outside the phone’s standard storage, it can survive phone factory resets, remote wipes and firmware updates. And crucially, existing security solutions cannot prevent this specific security issue. FRUs communicate over simple interfaces with no authentication mechanisms or error detection capabilities. This problem is especially acute in the Android market where the manufacturing chain is fragmented and difficult to control, say the researchers. “There is no way for the phone itself to discover that it’s under this type of an at-
tack,” says team research fellow Schwartz. “Our solution prevents a malicious or misconfigured FRU from compromising the code running on the CPU by checking all the incoming and outgoing communication.” The BGU team developed the breakthrough software to identify and prevent hardware-generated data leaks and hacks. The team uses machine-learning algorithms, developed by BGU’s researchers, to monitor the communication for anomalies that may indicate malicious code. “We are now working on fine-tuning the software monitoring capabilities and on ensuring it does not interfere with the
use of the phone,” says Oren. BGU’s Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering is the largest information systems department in Israel. Its research includes advanced areas such as machine learning and data mining, information security and assurance, artificial intelligence and medical informatics. “Our technology doesn’t require device manufacturers to understand or modify any new code,” Oren says. “It’s an FRU interface proxy firewall that can be implemented as a tiny chip, or as an independent software module running on the CPU.” Now the BGU researchers are seeking to further test the patent-pending technology with phone manufacturers. (ISRAEL 21C)
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and that they would only cooperate with a criminal investigation if subpoenaed. Still, the Continued from page 6 simple ‘buyers remorse.’ In Au- report claims prosecutors were gust 2010, some buyers sued the bullish on the case, largely bements might have been exag- Trump Organization, eventually cause they had email evidence gerations but did not rise to the winning a settlement. Under the clearly showing that Donald Jr. level of criminality. They also terms of the deal, they agreed and others in the company were framed the sales disputes as to state that no law was broken aware they had lied to buyers.”
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Trump Issues Cryptic Warning of “Calm Before the Storm” – Hints of Plans for North Korea and Iran Continued from page 1 was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III,” according to a New York Times report. In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Senator Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.” “He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.” Over the weekend, in addition to his usual Twitter storms, Trump hinted to the media gathered at the White House of a possible military action against North Korea. Trump also took another shot at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, despite the fact that he said he enjoyed a good relationship with him. Last week it was reported that Tillerson called Trump a “moron”. Trump has insisted that the story was of a bogus nature and fabricated by NBC News. He insisted that it was part of the incessant “fake news” cycle, but he did say that he would like Tillerson to be “tougher.”
stein and the allegations leveled against him of sexual harassment of female employees and aspiring actresses. According to a CNN report, Trump also revived his base-pleasing culture war furor with the NFL after Vice President Mike Pence left a game in Indianapolis on his orders after several players took a knee during the national anthem to protest what they perceive to be racial discrimination. He also complained that his own efforts in Puerto Rico were not getting enough credit, despite clear logistical problems in the hurricane relief effort. "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work!" Trump tweeted on Sunday. On Thursday of this week it was reported that President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement next week but stop short of completely scrapping the deal. Trump will declare it is not in U.S. national security interests to certify the 2015 deal that Washington reached with Iran and five other countries, say officials quoted in media reports. The move would launch a 60-day
Hassan Rouhani defended the nuclear deal Saturday, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back gains made by Iran, state TV reported. It broadcast Rouhani while addressing students at Tehran University, marking the beginning of the educational year. "We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump, nor 10 other Trumps,'' he said.
ford and Mattis have both told lawmakers they believe staying in the pact is in the U.S. national security interest. They also say Iran is abiding by the terms of the deal, an assertion echoed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under U.S. law, the president must certify to Congress every 90 days that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal and that it is in U.S. interests to stay in
Trump also took another shot at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, despite the fact that he said he enjoyed a good relationship with him. Last week it was reported that Tillerson called Trump a “moron”. Trump has insisted that the story was of a bogus nature and fabricated by NBC News. He insisted that it was part of the incessant “fake news” cycle, but he did say that he would like Tillerson to be “tougher.”
candidate Trump said during his campaign for the White House, he will not tell our enemies what kind of storm to expect — only that he will not allow current trends that endanger our national security and that of our allies to continue unabated.” Striking an prescient but ominous note, Professor Dershowitz continued: “U.S. policy toward both Iran and North Korea is closely related, because we must prevent Iran from joining the nuclear club and becoming another, even more dangerous version of North Korea. The sad reality is that even if Iran were to comply with the letter of the nuclear agreement, it will still be able to develop the capability to build up a vast nuclear arsenal within a relatively short time. This is the fundamental flaw of the agreement. And Iran claims that the nuclear deal permits it to refuse to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect military facilities. This has led the IAEA to conclude that it cannot assure the world that Iran is not even now designing and developing a nuclear arsenal with missiles capable of delivering them to American allies in the Mideast and Europe, and soon the U.S. itself. All the Iranians need to do to become a nuclear power is to resume spinning centrifuges. The nuclear agreement, which was reached with the Obama administration in 2015, will allow them to do that in a few years.”
Rouhani warned the U.S. not to violate the deal. "If the United States violates [the nuclear deal], the entire world will condemn America, not Iran,'' he said. Many Republicans and Democrats are opposed to reinstating sanctions, which would effectively kill the agreement, and reports suggest Trump may hold off on urging Congress to do so. Trump, a self-proclaimed master negotiator, has called the pact "one of the dumbest deals ever" and repeatedly suggested that he may do away with it. Speaking late last week, Trump said Iran has "not lived up to the spirit" of the agreement. "You'll be hearing about Iran very shortly," he said before meeting with military leaders. If Trump takes steps to abandon the nuclear deal, he would be going against the advice of his top national security leaders, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford. Dun-
the agreement. Trump has twice certified the deal, but done so unhappily, reports suggest. The next certification deadline is October 15. Trump could address the Iran issue in a speech that White House officials say is likely to occur on the 12th. Trump is also expected to lay out his wider strategy for Iran and the Middle East. The Trump administration has continued to accuse Iran of sponsoring terrorism, threatening U.S. allies in the Middle East and testing ballistic missiles. Trump has publicly lamented that the agreement does not cover these issues. Iranian officials have stressed that the deal is not up for renegotiation. Rouhani has threatened to leave the deal "within hours" if the U.S. imposes new sanctions. According to a Times of Israel report, Israel’s Channel 2 reported last Thursday that Trump was also set to announce a series of measures to punish Iran for its regional behavior.
Chief among these, the TV report said, would be “harsh sanctions” against the IRGC, Iran’s most powerful security organization which also dominates significant areas of the Iranian economy. Some reports in the US have suggested that Trump may designate the entire IRGC as a terrorist organization; 10 years ago, it designed the IRGC’s AlQuds Force as a terror group, and the entire IRGC has been sanctioned for activities relating to nuclear proliferation and human rights abuses. But the Washington Post reported, citing four people familiar with the president’s thinking, that Trump would “hold off on recommending that Congress re-impose sanctions on Iran that would abrogate the agreement.” According to an op-ed piece penned by retired Harvard law school professor Alan Dershowitz entitled, “Trump’s ‘Calm Before the Storm’ is a Message to North Korea and Iran” which appeared on the Gatestone Institute web site, Professor Dershowitz wrote: “The North Koreans continue testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles and threaten to launch a nuclear attack on America and our allies that could kill millions. Iran is likely engaging in activities that could contribute to the design and development of its own nuclear explosive device. If these worrisome actions by the two rogue nations persist, there will be a storm. And as
and return to Carnegie Hall. It has struggled for years on what it could handle, what it could afford, and what it wants. The project seemed to be getting back on track in recent years, with Geffen's donations, but suddenly both organizations lost their leaders. Jed Bernstein, former president of the Lincoln Center, was forced to leave his post after failing to disclose his
relationship with a staff member. Earlier this year, Matthew VanBesien also resigned from his position of president of the Philharmonic. With lack of leadership, the responsibility of the project fell largely to Katherine Farley, the chairwoman of the Lincoln Center. Farley helped secure Geffen's gift and with her experience in the real estate industry attempted to
guide the process. Ms. Spar and Ms. Borda were both chosen for their new roles due to their experience with capital projects. Hanging over the project were questions on how much money the city would contribute. Former mayors, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg have made large capital investments in the city's major cultural institutions. However, Mayor Bill de
Blasio has focused more on contributing to smaller institutions. Officials at the Lincoln Center say they have not yet discussed financial support from the city. The hall has been criticized for its acoustics, but an even bigger problem for it is the lack of intimacy according to many musicians who have played there. Both are issues the new plan attempts to address.
world’s mind because we are creating and disseminating thought propaganda. There is a Continued from page 11 of chivalry) on Twitter, also told great responsibility to be better THR that she had a message for than you have to be. Stand for women. Stand for truth. Stop McGowan, who early Sunday females in Hollywood. "And for the women in Hol- hurting us. Rise." night shared the painting St. Iconic actress, Dame Judith Michael Trampling the Dragon lywood, free your minds," she by Raphael (St. Michael is the said. "There are no 'rules' you Dench has added her voice to patron saint of the warrior and have to play by. We affect the the growing chorus of dissent
against Harvey Weinstein. The British actress — who admitted in 2011 to having a tattoo dedicated to Weinstein on her buttocks — issued a statement Monday, just hours after Meryl Streep did the same, acknowledging her success in the industry alongside Weinstein but offering her full backing of
those who have made allegations against him. "Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offenses which are, of course, horrifying and I offer my sympathy to those who have suf-
fered, and whole-hearted support to those who have spoken out," she said. The 82-year-old has a longstanding collaborative relationship with Weinstein since Miramax first distributed 1997's Mrs Brown, her first film role (for which she received her first of seven Oscar nominations).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended the nuclear deal Saturday, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back gains made by Iran, state TV reported. It broadcast Rouhani while addressing students at Tehran University, marking the beginning of the educational year. "We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump, nor 10 other Trumps,'' he said. Rouhani warned the U.S. not to violate the deal. "If the United States violates [the nuclear deal], the entire world will condemn America, not Iran,'' he said.
Moreover, during the encounter with White House reporters, Trump even focused on the growing controversy that has been swirling around Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Wein-
period during which Congress must decide whether to reimpose some or all of the economic sanctions that had been lifted as part of the agreement. Meanwhile, Iranian President
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ly reconfigure the auditorium with work that would be split to be less monumental and more into phases. The Philharmonic incremental. The cost, time has been expressing an "urgent frame, design time, or a specific need" to renovate the hall since set of proposals are all yet to be 1999. It has tried getting the ardetermined, but Ms. Spar and chitect Norman Foster to redeMs. Borda said they envisioned sign it, which went nowhere and that they could substantial- to abandon the Lincoln Center
Harvey Weinstein Fired
Pushing back against what he perceives to be veiled threats to launch possible military actions on North Korea and the possibility of jeopardizing Middle East peace by “decertifying” the controversial Iranian nuclear deal, Senator Bob Corker, (pictured above) the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III,” according to a New York Times report.
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25 Ways to Enjoy the Pocono Mountains This Fall Discover and enjoy the fall colors, activities & annual events — Free You. Edited By: JV Staff
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Let's All Agree Not to Visit Turkey By: Gregg Roman
rian clergyman, he served as the pastor of the İzmir Resurrection o many Americans, a Church, located in the country's trip to Turkey has long third most populous city. Brunson's arrest shocked seemed like a dream excursion. A NATO those who knew him. More ally that sits at the crossroads of shocking was the timing of the Europe and Asia, Turkey has of- arrest and the charges leveled fered an approachable window against him. Brunson was takinto exotic history and culture. en into custody in the afterAnd the flights are generally af- math of the failed coup attempt against the government of fordable, too. But Turkey has changed in Turkish President Recep Tayythe past few years. The State ip Erdoğan. And Brunson was Department hasn't issued a charged with "membership in travel warning yet, but if Amer- an armed terrorist organization, icans think they'll be safe there, gathering state secrets for espionage, attempting to overthrow they're wrong. One year ago today, Andrew the Turkish parliament and government and [attempting] to Brunson was arrested. Originally from North Car- change the constitutional order." According to a bipartisan olina, Brunson had moved to Turkey more than two decades letter to Erdoğan signed by 78 earlier. An evangelical Presbyte- members of the U.S. House of
Turkish government's motivation for holding him became clear. In a speech delivered to an Istanbul police academy, Erdoğan said that he'd return Brunson if the U.S. extradites one of his domestic political opponents, Fetullah Gülen, to Turkish soil. Brunson is being held for ransom. Since Erdoğan's government survived the July 2016 coup attempt, it has taken every opportunity to assign blame toward followers of an elderly U.S.based cleric who once stood as a close ally of the president. The Turkish government has arrested more than 45,000 people Gülen went into self-imand fired or suspended another 130,000 government workers posed exile in the late 1990s since a July 2016 coup attempt. and ultimately settled in NorthRepresentatives, the Turkish services, and they have failed to east Pennsylvania. An Islamist government repeatedly denied produce any evidence at all in cleric himself, Gülen's Hizmet movement operates hundreds Brunson access to legal coun- support of the charges. sel and to American consular Then, late last month, the of secular co-ed schools, tutor-
ing centers, hospital and relief agencies, including Harmony Public Schools, the largest charter school network in the state of Texas. Gülen has repeatedly denied any involvement in the failed coup, and like in the Brunson case, no real evidence of his involvement exists. Still, Erdoğan's government continues to ramp up its pressure for Gülen's extradition from the United States. Erdoğan has used the coup to purge political adversaries. The government arrested more than 45,000 people and fired or suspended another 130,000 government workers. Just this spring, Erdoğan staged a referendum that granted him vast – and permanent – powers, potentially See Let's All Agree Not , page 40
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OCTOBER 13, 2017
First Synagogue in 150 Years is a Beacon of Hope on Vancouver Island Drawing in families and serving longtime residents in a background of art and nature
At last year’s grand opening, attend by hundreds of community members and guests, pected during this High Holiday inspiring and gives meaning to she recalls palpable feelings of By: Mindy Rubenstein joy and support. Rabbi Yehuda season. life.” While Friedman leans toMost of the funds for the cen- Krinsky, chairman of Merkos t’s been a year since the doors of a brand-new Jew- wards more traditional Jewish ter were raised locally—nearly L’Inyonei Chinuch, the eduish center opened on Van- observance, he says he enjoys 4 million in Canadian dollars cational arm of the Chabadcouver Island, the majestic Chabad’s inclusivity—the fact (about $3 million in U.S. cur- Lubavitch movement, served as rency)—from individuals who keynote speaker. outpost in the northeastern Pa- that “it’s open to everyone.” “So many people commented come to shul and “felt this was cific Ocean tucked off Canada’s coast, north of Seattle. In fact, ‘On a Historic Scale’ an opportunity to do something that our new shul really felt as though we had arrived ‘home,’ the Chabad Centre for Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch emissar- on a historical scale.” Life and Learning represents ies Rabbi Meir and Chani Kathe first new synagogue there in plan settled in Victoria in 2003, 150 years. A synagogue, now a where the new 10,000-squarehistoric landmark, was built on foot Chabad center is now the island in 1863, during the situated. height of the gold rush in British “We started out like many Columbia. shluchim, working from our Known for its mild climate, living room,” says the rabbi, a breathtaking beauty and thriv- native of Tzfat, Israel. (His wife ing arts community, Vancouver was born in Montreal and grew Island rests beneath a backdrop up in Oak Park, Mich.) “It took of distant snowcapped moun- three years until we had our first tains. On its southern tip is minyan.” Victoria, the capital of British The couple eventually rentColumbia. ed a 2,000-square-foot space, From beaches to plentiful which they used for 10 years. But parkland, the island is a desti- it became clear that they needed nation for hiking, biking, camp- a permanent location. The new- The large sanctuary represents the first new synagogue on ing and surfing. It’s also gained ly built center offers three times the island since 1863, at the height of the gold rush in British attention for events and pro- the amount of room as their Columbia grams for Jews of all ages and former space. The official grand In addition to the synagogue, and many felt as though we had backgrounds. opening was celebrated last year the new facility includes a mik- always davened in this beautivah, social hall, day-care center, ful and peaceful space,” relates preschool, library and central Shortt. “But a building is just fireplace (this is Canada, after a building—no matter how all), classroom and office space, beautiful—without the guidand commercial kosher kitchen. ance, love and commitment of a Keeping with the artistic flair wonderful rabbinic family. G d of the area, decor comes from knew that the Jews of Vancouver local artists, including paintings Island, on the most westerly part representing the 12 tribes of Is- of Canada, needed the Kaplans.” rael, a paper-cut glass mechitza, the designed door to the aron kodesh and side-by-side artwork that adorns an entire wall in the community room. A sculpted wash basin was created from a vessel found during excavation. The front door of the A class on the weekly Torah portion synagogue was carved from an Michael Friedman has lived before the High Holidays, and area tree that needed to be takin the area for the past two de- the community is now prepar- en down (then milled on site), cades, calling it “paradise on the ing for its second year in the rather than discard it. “We could almost liken this coast.” state-of-the-art facility. While the island itself has a It is known, emphasizes Ka- to the building of the Mishkan population of about 750,000, plan, for its “welcoming atmo- since so many people generousabout half of them live in and sphere and acceptance of all. ly contributed their talents and around the municipality of People appreciate that Chabad their treasures to making our Victoria. cares for them and their fami- Chabad center possible,” says Friedman and others esti- lies. It’s about not being judged, Lindy Shortt, who has lived in mate that some 1,500 to 2,000 but being respected for who you Victoria for nearly 35 years with her husband, Shmuel, and their of those residents are Jewish. are.” A core of about 50 families freLike the thousands of Chabad family. They have been active quent Chabad on a regular ba- centers around the world, this in the Jewish community all of sis, but on Jewish holidays, hun- one, note the Kaplans—the par- that time and for the past decade dreds of people attend prayer ents of nine children—offers have frequented Chabad of Vanservices and celebrations, as ex- “authentic Yiddishkeit that is couver Island.
The Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning on Vancouver Island, co-directed by Rabbi Meir and Chani Kaplan, right, celebrates the second season of holidays in a state-of-the-art new building, complete with a brand-new mikvah
Welcome and Comfortable
Located in a quiet neighborhood, the community center sits adjacent to Topaz Park, with its mossy grounds and multi-agedesigned playground. On the other age range, adult-education classes and study groups are held weekly, and the occasional art class keeps with the local vibe. Chani Kaplan runs a growing preschool and Hebrew school, as well as the Gan Israel summer day camp that serves the Vancouver Island community. CTots and CTeens offer that take place in the enormous wood-toned children’s room for the little ones and for the older kids, sometimes outdoors near the fire pit. “Accommodating young fam-
ilies is a main concern,” she says, stressing that “we want every parent and child to feel welcome and comfortable.” Tzedakah, of course, is also a priority. The center prepares and sends meals to those in need in Victoria and beyond. “The Light of Shabbat” project, aided by volunteers and responsible for sending weekly Shabbat food packages to homes on the island, has expanded significantly within the enhanced facility. It’s all part of caring for one another—of continuing existing communal ties and working to make them even stronger. That’s the essence of the new center, states veteran resident Friedman: “A beacon that will attract Jews from the entire region.” (CHABAD.ORG)
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Let's All Agree Not Continued from page 39 transforming democratic Turkey into an autocratic state. These developments would be alarming in any nation with which the United States has relations, but in Turkey, they're even more troubling. Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952, but its recent actions have undermined the values of the alliance. From silencing freedom of the press, to cozying up to the Russians and the Iranians on Syria while shutting down NGOs providing much needed relief to refugees, to buying oil
from ISIS, restricting freedom across the board, and physically beating people on U.S. soil, Turkey isn't playing a productive role in the world. As if the offer to trade Brunson for Gülen wasn't audacious enough, Erdoğan made a similar affront to Germany earlier this year, after five Turkish citizens wanted for involvement with the failed coup applied for asylum in the country. Turkey banned German parliamentarians from visiting NATO troops in Syria and detained a German human rights activist on charges similar to Brunson's. The Brunson case puts a fine
point on what we already knew: Turkey no longer shares our values, and it certainly doesn't belong in NATO anymore. Our leaders should begin a serious process of reevaluating whether we truly want to call the Turks U.S. allies. Likewise, we should continue to exert whatever pressure we can to ensure Pastor Brunson is returned to the U.S. unharmed, without capitulating to Ankara's demands. For all its appeal, Americans should forget about Turkey as a tourist destination. There are plenty of other countries to visit that won't kidnap us and hold us for ransom. (MIDDLE EAST FORUM) Gregg Roman is director of the Middle East Forum.
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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OCTOBER 13, 2017
11 Gorgeous Pictures That Capture the Beauty of Sukkot Green with a hint of yellow is the dominant color scheme during the Jewish harvest holiday in Israel By: Yehoshua HaLevi
reen is the color of fall in Israel, green with a hint of yellow. It’s been that way for centuries, though not on account of the mild Mediterranean climate. The colors of fall in Israel are steeped in Jewish tradition and a commandment from the Torah that Jews commemorate the time our ancestors lived in the desert, in temporary shelters called sukkot, as they journeyed from Egypt to the Land of Israel.
to their crops and maximize the hours of reaping. The sukkah can be made of any material but according to Jewish practice the roof must be made of a natural material (such as branches or bamboo) with enough gaps so that the sky is visible to the people inside. In Israel today, the harvest includes not only produce grown for food but also for Before Sukkot, buyers search for the perfect etrog outside the components of the arba’at Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market. Photo by Yehoshua haminim, the four species — Halevi etrog (citron) fruit, aravah (willow) and hadas (myrtle)
A boy examines the tip of a lulav (palm frond) on the lookout for imperfections. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
Sukkot fill the balconies of a building in Jerusalem’s ultraOrthodox Mea She’arim neighborhood. The balconies are staggered so each sukkah’s roof is properly exposed to the sky. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
A sukkah on the roof of a home in Jerusalem’s Yemin Moshe neighborhood. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
A sukkah built in a public park below Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
An Israeli sukkah illuminated for an evening meal. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi A man carefully inspects a trio of palm fronds before making his selection. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
Etrogim (citrons) for sale in the Bukharan market in Jerusalem prior to Sukkot, including orange Yemenite etrogrim. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
Palm fronds awaiting the scrutiny of prospective buyers. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
meals with friends and relatives in the outdoor huts constructed for this purpose. With the kids out of school, it’s also branches and lulav (palm leading up to Sukkot, make- and easy construction of a a time to travel around the fronds) — which combine to shift markets appear selling sukkah in an urban, residen- country celebrating the bounty of the land under clear skies form the central symbol of the the four species as well as suk- tial setting. holiday. kah decorations and a host of Throughout the holiday before the rainy season begins. Sukkot is also a popuAcross Israel, in the days materials that enable quick week, Israelis enjoy festive
On a rooftop in Jerusalem’s Yemin Moshe neighborhood, a sukkah affords fabulous views of the Old City walls outside the Armenian Quarter. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
The holiday comes at the height of the harvest season, when farmers in times past built sukkot in their fields in order to spend the night close
Cut hadassim (myrtle braches) are kept fresh with water in the marketplace. Photo by Yehoshua Halevi
lar time for both Jewish and Christian tourism to Israel. Visitors wishing to take their meals in the holiday tradition will find sukkot set up at hotels, in national forests and in many municipal government complexes. (ISRAEL 21C.COM)
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Foot Problems? - Step Into a New Way of Ordering Orthopedic Shoe Inserts Upstep custom orthotics service lets US customers order a range of orthopedic shoe inserts from home, for less By: Abigail Klein Leichman
hy am I sinking my bare feet into squishy blue foam? Because I’m trying out Upstep, a new Israeli online service that makes custom-made orthotic insoles delivered to your home. Though Upstep serves customers only in the United States for now, the Rishon LeZion-based company agreed to have ISRAEL21c test the ordering process and the finished product. Here’s how it goes. First, you answer a few questions on the website, such as whether you have foot pain and what size,
type, color, brand and model of shoes you plan to put the insoles into. You snap a picture of the shoes and attach it to the form. The impression box arrives within a day or two and an Upstep tutorial video helps you take your footprint impressions. The kit goes back to the Upstep fulfillment center in New Jersey, where 3D technology is used to scan the impressions. They are then sent to a cloud Limor Katz, cofounder and CMO of Upstep. Photo: courtesy server and fetched by Upstep’s chief podiatrist, Philip Wells, who’s been making orthotics for the general public and professional athletes in the UK for 19 years. Wells creates a design file and transmits it to Upstep’s Israeli production center, where the
An Upstep golf-shoe orthotic. Photo: courtesy
My Upstep orthotics arrived with tips for getting used to them. Photo by Abigail Klein Leichman
insoles are made using 56 possible combinations of materials including multilayer EVA, a polymer similar to rubber. The insoles are shipped via FedEx within 12 days. Upstep insoles cost in the $200 range – more than overthe-counter orthotics but less
The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy Oral food challenges are safe and rarely result in a serious reaction, researchers say Edited by: JV Staff
iagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study. "It's important to have an accurate diagnosis of food allergy so an allergist can make a clear recommendation as to what foods you need to keep out of your diet," said study senior author and allergist Dr. Carla Davis. "And if no allergy exists, that clears the way to reintroduce foods you may have thought were off-limits," said Davis, an associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During an oral food challenge, patients are asked to eat a very small amount of a suspected allergen while under the close supervision of a specially trained doctor, called an allergist. This doctor will evaluate the person for signs of an allergic reaction. Researchers who analyzed more than 6,300 oral food chal-
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Diagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study.
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author Dr. Kwei Akuete, an allergist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. "Our study showed [oral food challenges] are safer than prior studies estimated, and should be routinely used to help determine if a food allergy exists." Making a food allergy diagnosis is very important for people's health and quality of life, the study authors said. "Food challenges improve the quality of life for people with food allergies, even if they are positive," Davis said in a journal news release. Delaying a diagnosis can lead to increased health costs to the patient and raise the risk for nutrition problems, especially for children, she added. (HEALTHDAY NEWS)
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Notice of formation for MACKRELMINT FOR KIDS, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 09/07/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Iris Rose, 619 East 5th Street, Apt. 20, New York, NY 10009. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Formation of Emergent Cold Co-Invest, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/5/17. 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: 400 Madison Ave, Ste 11A, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Getinge Group Logistics Americas, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/8/16. 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 National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of 521 Fifth Avenue CoWorking LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of 44 Wall Street CoWorking LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/22/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Patrinely Group, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/28/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 5/13/1998. 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. TX address of LLC: 1980 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 1600, Houston, TX 77056. Arts. of Org. filed with TX Secy. of State, PO Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of BRIGADE CAPITAL CLO MANAGEMENT LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/22/17. Princ. office of LLC: 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Aaron Daniels 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. [10/13-11/17] Notice of formation for MEDRITE MYRTLE LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 3/13/17. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mark J. Nussbaum, Esq., 225 Broadway â€“ 39th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Purpose: Any legal activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualification of 1151 THIRD AVENUE ASSOCIATES LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/27/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10001. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with State of DE, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17]
Notice of Qualification of Blackstone Infrastructure Advisors L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/17. 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, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Formation of 410 West End Avenue Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o LTN Capital Group, Inc., 18 East 17th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10003, Attn: Michelle Goldstein. Purpose: any lawful activities. [10/1311/17]
Notice of Qualification of Fun With Food, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 360 W. 22nd St., Apt. 15E, NY, NY 10011, Attn: Sari Imberman. DE address of LLC: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Qualification of Hyphen Hyphen LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/1/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of Talk Later LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Road, Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/13-11/17] Notice of Qualification of SunPower NY CDG 1, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. 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. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Washington (WA) on 5/28/53. 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. WA address of LLC: 505 Union Ave SE, Ste 120, Olympia, WA 98501. Cert. of Formation filed with WA Secy of State, 801 Capitol Way S, POB 40234, Olympia, WA 98504. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10] Notice of Qualification of LEDGERPRIME LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. 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. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of Qualification of Unitranche Capital Fund LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Civic Builders, Inc., 304 Hudson St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [10/6-11/10]
Timeless Jewel, LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W 36th St, #306, NY, NY 10018. General Purposes. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of formation of NERE LI DEVELOPMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/09/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Bentley Shang Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/611/10]
Notice of formation of VIDALINA VENTURES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/14/2017. 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. [10/6-11/10]
Notice of formation of ARCANE COFFEE, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2017. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Arcane Coffee LLC, 330 E 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [10/6-11/10]
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] 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 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 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]
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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] 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 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 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]
OCTOBER 13, 2017 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 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 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 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]
OCTOBER 13, 2017 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 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]
The Jewish Voice 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] 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 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 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] 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]
PAGE 47 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] 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 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 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]
OCTOBER 13, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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
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
THRIVING CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN GREENPORT ON LONG ISLANDâ€™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
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.
HARD MONEY LOANS AVAILABLE FOR INVESTORS. 60% LTV. Call 718-825-4086
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NURSING ASSISTANT. Days, Evenings or Overnights. Speaks English. Car Available. Excellent References. Hollywood, Florida only. Call 215-840-0346
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
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
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES 9930 HONEST, RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY FEMALE with 10 years experience seeks position taking care of the elderly in your home. Call Andria at 914-646-6086 LM1117 IN-HOME CARE/ COMPANION AVAILABLE. Days/ Overnights. References for Certified HHA/ PCA. Responsible, compassionate & enjoys cooking. Fluent in English. Swedish background. Speciality- Geriatrics & Assist ADL/ Yoga. Call Brigit 516-417-4797 LM1013 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
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
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
PRIVATE HOME TUTORING SVCS. Tutoring in your home or library. COMMON CORE: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry. 718526-5219 or 917-432-7902 JP1110
**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
Professional Experienced Electrician, will take care of any of your electric needs. Call 347-255-7151 JP1020
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
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 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
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
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 $5278, 12 MINUTES FROM METRO NORTH OR TSP. 845-471-6874 OR JJD414GC@AOL.COM (APPOINTMENT ONLY) SWIMMING POOLS
WE BUY AND SELL GOLD, SILVER, STERLING PIECES, BULLION AND COLLECTIBLE COINS. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. CALL 646-379-3566 Eli@USCoinSpot.com *Meetings by Appointment Only. JP1006
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
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 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
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
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812
ISUZU 18FT NQR. Pull Out Walk Board, 190K Miles. 914-403-7142 LM1020
PEEKSKILL LAWYER’S OFFICE FOR RENT. Busy intersection, Artist District. No smoking, no pets. 914-739-2600 LM0922
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
PIANO FOR SALE. Baldwin Walnut Finish. Mint Condition. Table Top Piano with Seat. $1,250 or best offer. 914-243-0620 LM0901
HOLLISWOOD/ JAMAICA ESTATES. Large 1 family house, 5BR +, 4 baths, 2 car garage, park-like backyard, 4 balconies, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, fin bsmt. $5,400 per month. Call Owner 347-645-6986 LM1110
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
Serious Singers, Groups needed for Record Deal and Possible Tour. Call Jack 516-897-9706 LM0825
NEW YORK STATE 7050
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT
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
QUEENS HOUSE 3030 FOR RENT
OUT OF STATE
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
SEAGATE. 5 Room Apt, 2nd Floor, Renovated 1 year ago, new appliances. $1,900. Call Owner 718-946-2856 LM1006
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 WOODBURY/ Green's Assoc. Condo for Sale or Rent. Huge MBR, plenty of WIC's, spacious 3BR, 2.5 baths/ updated granite, new appliances/ water heater, deck, full fin basement, 2 car garage. $760k's. 609-339-1253
STATEN ISLAND 5010
OUT OF STATE
MARINERS HARBOR. 2BR apt.
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
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
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
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
BUSHWICK. 4 Family Box Apt, Building Size 20 x 75, Lot 25 x 100, Zoning R6, Brick SemiDetached, 1 Apt Vacant. Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@gmail. com JP0915
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
NANUET. Unfurnished Home. 3 bedrooms, 2baths, Just Painted. Family Room, deck, shed, appliances. $2,950/ month. Call Owner LM0915
HOMECREST- 1418 AVE T.
CALL MOR 347-419-7334
3 fam brownstone + bsmt. 2BR each apt. Over $9,200 income/month. Broker Lazar 917-553-4553 lazarnyc@ gmail.com
BROOKLYN OFFICE FOR RENT 1050
NY STATE HOUSE FOR RENT7030 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 LM1020
RENT. Newly Renovated. $2,500/ Month. Call Lana
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
718-998-7600 Ext. 20
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
SOUND BEACH. Soon to be discovered North Shore Hamlet 2BR Cottage, ½ acre, 1 block to beach. $259K. 631-509-0484
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
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 email@example.com LM1006 ENTRAL 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
2 Family Attached BRICK.
Mill Basin Exclusive:
Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex.
Semi attached 1 family
3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510......................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900
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
GRAVESEND OFFICE FOR
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
Beautiful single family home. Fully detached 3BR, full basement, large backyard. Turnkey home located in the best part of the community. Walking distance to the Q train. Shared driveway, garage, parking for 2 cars, and so much more! Asking $1.3 Million. For sale by owner.
PARK SLOPE. 13 St/ 6th Ave.
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
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
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204 EAST QUOGUE. 5BR, 3.5 baths. Large pool, hot-tub, A/C, secluded, gated. 8/28-9/4, $8,000. 917-9418117 Jsmitheq@aol.com
6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full finished basement. Parking..ASKING $569,000
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MONROE, CT. Privacy, Breathtaking Lake Views from Floor to Ceiling Windows. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 3 Acres. Lake Rights. $419,000. For appointment or additional information, Call Michael Porzio 203-858-1914
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
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PLOTS FOR SALE 9065 PINELAWN Garden of Serenity. 1 plot for 2 burials, liner. $8,000. 516-603-9377 LM1117
MOUNT ARARAT. East Farmingdale. Section 68, Range D, Plot 1, 2, 3 & 4. Great location. Photos available. Reduced to $20,000 for all 4 graves. Call 516-241-0915 LM1103
BETH DAVID CEMETERY. 7 Graves in Section G-1, Plot 67. $3,000 Each. 1 Row of 3, 1 Row of 4. Willing To Split. Call 781-275-0726 LM1103
POMPANO BEACH FL - Atlantic Blvd, Briny Ave.
WELLWOOD. 16 Plots. $3,500 each negotiable. 631-246-9240 LM0922
DELRAY BEACH, FL. 55+ Community. Second floor, 2BR, 2 baths, enclosed patio. Share amenities of fabulous Huntington Lakes facilities. Walk to shops, dining, synagogue, Glicks Kosher Market & movies. $89,500. Owner 561-638-4637 LM1117
2BR, 2BA, 2nd flr, corner unit. Sm bldg, balcony remodeled, newly painted & low maint fee. Brokers protected. S659,000. Rent min 4 mos; $18,000 + sec. 203-610-1868 LM0929
ROSEHILL CEMETERY. Outdoor Crypt. In Garden of Peace. Section C, Level 6, Crypt 23F. Room for 2 coffins & urn. Valued at $11,500. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call 914-548-4470
ROSEHILL PARK. Putnam Valley. 2 Crypts in Heritage Gardens. Level 1. Value $9,980 each. Asking $7,000 each or best offer. Florida # 561-706-0567
Lakewood – Enclave Adult Community Lovely extended Windsor model.This 2,550 sq ft home has open floor plan, cathedral ceilings and tile throughout. Very private setting with lush green scenery. Only $399,000. Exit Realty 732-573-1550 LM1117
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