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A Happy Lag BaOmer! May 11, 2012 | 19 Iyar 5772

Vol. 8, Iss. 19

Flaum’s Appetizing Agrees to Pay $577K in Back Wages to Former Employees


Hundreds Rally in Manhattan to Free Orthodox Man from Bolivian Prison

By Sholom Schreiber

By Boruch Shubert

laum’s Appetizing – a w ell-known Brooklyn kosher f ood manufac turer whose Williamsburg appetizing st ore has delight ed local r esidents f or de -

undreds of Chassidic and Or thodox Jews att ended a mass rally outside the Bolivian M ission t o the Unit ed Nations lat e this past w eek t o de -


H The INS Tanin (Crocodile), seen here on the day of its inauguration ceremony in HDW shipyards in Kiel, Germany; May 3, 2012. (CREDIT: IDF SPOKESPERSON)

Israel's Newest Nuclear Submarine Presented to Senior IDF Officials Procurement of German Subs Helps Israel Maintain Strategic Advantage Rabbi Ari Hart, co-founder of Uri L’Tzedek, applauded the successful effort by workers and their supporters to obtain justice from Flaum’s.

cades – has agreed to compensate twenty former employees $577,000 in back wages and other c ompensation. The deal with the w orkers, most of whom ar e M exican immigrants, allo ws the c ompany t o pa y out the amount in thr ee seg ments. I t is part of a settlement designed to conclude several years of litigation and picketing of Flaum’s businesses , r epresentatives fr om both sides of the dispute reported. “More than an ything, I want f ellow workers in the f ood fac tories and war ehouses to know that there is real power in coming together and struggling together,� worker Maria Corona said in a public stateSee Flaum's Settlement, page 3

Israel received its fourth German-made Dolphin class submarine capable of launching nuclear warheads last week. The submarine was presented to Israeli defense oďŹƒcials at an inauguration ceremony in Kiel, Germany, on Thursday and is expected to arrive in Israel in 2013. By Jacob Kornbluh he Dolphin submarine is one of six Israel has or dered fr om German y, which subsidizes the submarines. Each submarine c osts r oughly half a billion dollars, while the ďŹ rst t wo were given to Israel for free. Defense M inister Ehud Barak said that the submarine would increase Israel's capabilities and strength “in the face of the growing regional challenges.â€? Maj. Gen. R am Rothber g, Na vy c ommander, said at the launching: “We ar e Launching the Tanin (Hebr ew f or “Crocodileâ€?), Israel ’s f ourth submarine , t oday. This


Jacob Ostreicher continues to languish in a Bolivian jail cell despite a lack of evidence against him.

ability is a v ery critical one f or the stat e of Israel. “ For y ears Israel has been in vesting in building its maritime po wer like the Unit ed States and Russia, b y possessing advanc ed submarines. Expected c onicts or those unfolding that ar e not nec essarily oc curring at Israel ’s bor ders, g ive Israel the ur ge to maintain its militar y edge in the r egion by expanding its na val capabilities, and the capacity t o launch an immediat e response to any overseas attack, by creating a secondstrike deterrent capability. While Israel has nev er admitted to possessing a nuclear weapons arsenal, the Jew-

mand the r elease of Jac ob Ostr eicher, a 53-year-old New York-based businessman who has been held in a Bolivian jail f or nearly a y ear. While Ostreicher was arr ested on suspicion of money laundering , no speciďŹ c charges have been ďŹ led, and Bolivian authorities have not yet presented any actual evidence in the case. Brooklyn A ssemblyman Do v H ikind, who led the pr otestors in chanting f or Ostreicher’s r elease fr om the not oriously harsh prison, singled out a number of government leaders who he f eels should be addressing the issue . “Where is H illary

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Google Earth images show Hezbollah building new bases Hezbollah has been building new bases and facilities in southern Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border, the Lebanese Daily Star reported Tuesday, basing the report on recently uploaded Google Earth satellite images. ccording t o imager y analy sts and E uropean int elligence officials quot ed by the Daily Star , the images sho w what appears t o be a Hezbollah training base in an area of secluded hills near the border with Syria. The base includes what is suspected to be a driving c ourse, a 100-me ter firing range and a possible urban t errain assault c ourse. The exper ts also indicat ed that the training base began construction in 2006, the y ear Hezbollah engaged in a war with Israel.


The images also sho wed a g reat deal of o vert c onstruction ac tivity in Hezbollahdominated areas in southern L ebanon, particularly in hills south of the t own of Jezzine, which ser ved as the t errorist or ganization’s main line of def ense after the 2006 S econd Lebanon War, the report said. Hezbollah’s c onstruction ac tivity suggests the or ganization has made eff orts t o prepare f or another possible c onfrontation with Israel. ISRAEL HAYOM, COURTESY OF JOINTMEDIA NEWS SERVICE

An image from Google Earth showing what is suspected to be a driver training course and other Hezbollah facilities. (CREDIT: GOOGLE EARTH)

Jewish al-Qaeda Hostage Pleads for Obama’s Cooperation By JV Staff ewish-American Warren Weinstein, who has been held hostage sinc e last August by al- Qaeda in P akistan, appear ed on a newly released video this week pleading with P resident Obama t o ac quiesce t o the terrorist g roup’s demands . Weinstein said that he w ould be k illed if Obama did not agree t o c ease its airstrikes in a number of Muslim c ountries and r elease essentially all Muslim terror suspects worldwide.


“My lif e is in y our hands , M r. P resident,” Weinstein said in the tape. “If you accept the demands, I liv e; if y ou don’t ac cept the de mands, then I die.” Weinstein, age 70, lives in Rockville, Maryland and at the time of his abduc tion was serving as the country director in Pakistan for J.E. A ustin A ssociates, a Virginia-based firm that provides professional advice to a variet y of Pakistani business and government sectors. In a video message that was post ed on militant w ebsites this past Dec ember, alQaeda leader A yman al-Za wahri insist ed

that Weinstein would be released only when the Unit ed Stat es ended its airstrikes in A fghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He also demanded the r elease of all al- Qaeda and Taliban suspects around the w orld. The White House has not issued an y comments on the new video. According to the SITE I ntelligence Group, which monit ors t errorists’ messages , Al-Sahab – the media division of al- Qaeda’s media arm – placed the Weinstein video on jihadist forums on Sunda y.“It’s important you accept the demands and act quickly and don’t delay,”

Weinstein said in the video , speak ing to the president. “There’ll be no benefit in dela ying, it will just make things more difficult for me.” He also appealed t o Obama as a f ellow father. I f the pr esident goes along with the terrorists’ demands , Weinstein said , “then I will live and hopefully r ejoin my family and also enjo y m y childr en, m y t wo daught ers, like you enjoy your two daughters.” Following his k idnapping, Weinstein’s company said that he was in poor health, and it publiciz ed a detailed list of medications, many of them for heart problems, that it requested the kidnappers give him. In the video released this past week, Weinstein said he w ould like his wif e, Elaine , t o k now “I’m fine, I’m well, I’m getting all my medications, I’m being taken care of.”

Interpol Issues Notice For Fugitive Iraqi Vice President nterpol says it has issued an int ernational “red notice” for the arr est of I raq’s fugitive Vice P resident Tareq al-Hashimi “on suspicion of guiding and financing t errorist attacks.” The L yon-based int ernational polic e


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ment. “We won the respect we deserve and you can, too. We finally arrived at justice.” The dispute began four years ago when 17 of the w orkers had their emplo yment terminated following their protest over unpaid wages and poor w orking c onditions at the c ompany’s fac tory in Williamsburg. The workers pressed their case in both the streets and the legal sy stem, with substantial suppor t from a c oalition of labor or ganizers and social justic e g roups, including Uri L’Tzedek, a Modern Orthodox group. Advocates for the jilted former employees claim that their campaig n against the food c ompany c onvinced mor e than 120 supermarkets, including F ood Emporium

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and Zabar ’s, t o c ease their sale of F laum’s products, including its popular S onny and Joe’s hummus , as w ell as pick les and herring. But according to Moishe Grunhut, the owner of Flaum’s Appetizing, only six stores boycotted his c ompany’s products. “Hopefully the battle is o ver,” he said af ter the agreement was announc ed. “We wish this had happened a f ew years earlier. I tried t o make this offer and they wouldn’t accept it.” Daniel Gr oss, the ex ecutive dir ector of a Queens-based adv ocacy g roup that r epresents w orkers in the f ood pr ocessing and r etailing industries , c ontended that the business model in this “critical par t of the f ood supply chain ” increasingly r elies on questionable methods of cutting expenses and “exploiting” immi-

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eral bodyguards with k illing six I raqi judges and senior officials. He has said the char ges against him ar e politically motivated and that he fears for his life if he goes back to Iraq. Iraqi authorities issued an arr est warrant

for Hashimi in December. Soon afterwards, Hashimi fled to the autonomous Kurdistan region in nor thern Iraq and then lef t for Turkey, after stops in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

grant workers of color. “With their exemplary victory,” Gross exulted, “the Flaum workers ha ve sho wn that abusiv e w orkplaces in this sec tor can be transf ormed thr ough organizing, grassroots advocacy and litigation.” The w orkers had claimed that F laum’s acted contrary to labor la ws by neglecting to pay them o vertime wages – sometimes even minimum wage – f or workweeks that often ex tended up t o 80 hours . They also complained that they w ere vic tims of discrimination and anti-immig rant comments from Flaum’s senior management. The settlement resolves both a federal lawsuit filed in M anhattan and litigation filed with the National Labor Relations Board. Grunhut’s v ersion of the ev ents surrounding the case is diff erent than the one presented b y the w orkers and their sup porters, but he expr essed satisfac tion o ver

the abilit y of both sides t o settle . He said that the w orkers had not been fir ed, but in actuality had “walked out” of their jobs v oluntarily, and that the issue of o vertime pay was a “gray ar ea.” Grunhut – who had also claimed that the emplo yees w ere undocumented immig rants and thus not entitled to o vertime pa y – fur ther stat ed that the National Labor Relations Boar d, which had determined that the owner did not have sufficient evidenc e t o back up his claim, did not give him enough time t o confirm their status. Grunhut said he was finally willing t o settle the disput e because he wants “to do business, not litigating.” “Many rabbis and community members stood with the w orkers of F laum and will continue to energetically support an ethical food system,” said Rabbi Ari Hart, co-founder of Uri L’Tzedek. “The Torah calls on us t o fight for justice.”

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Red Cross: Syria’s Rebels Shifting to Guerrilla Tactics he International Committee of the Red Cross chief Jakob Kellenber ger sa ys Syria’s rebel movement is increasingly using guerrilla tac tics in its eff ort t o oust autocratic President Bashar al-A ssad. He said r ebels ha ve shif ted their t ypes of attacks in r ecent weeks af ter engaging in heavy fighting with bett er-equipped government forces earlier this year. Speaking in Geneva, Kellenberger also said the impr oved organization of the r ebels means that recent battles in some par ts of S yria meet the definition of a “non-international armed c onflict,” or civil war . S yrian rights activists said security forces killed at least thr ee people in fighting around the c ountry on Tuesday. Casualties could not be independently confirmed. The ICRC chief said his organization needs another $27 million to expand its aid eff orts for Syrians affected by the country’s 14-month conflict. The Red Cross already has been w orking with the S yrian Arab Red Cr escent t o pr ovide monthly food parcels to 100,000 Syrians in particular need of assistance. Kellenberger also said the S yrian government has g ranted permission f or the ICRC t o make its sec ond visit t o a S yrian prison t o assess the tr eatment of detainees. He said Red Cr oss w orkers will meet detainees at Aleppo ’s c entral prison fr om


May 14 t o 23. The only other Red Cr oss prison visit authorized by the government was an inspection of the Damascus central prison last September. In other dev elopments, the S yrian government said authorities w ere c ounting v otes cast in M onday’s parliamentar y elections. Damascus hailed the v ote as a

The Syrian opposition has resorted to guerilla warfare to oust autocrat Bashar al-Assad.

major step toward political reform, but opposition groups boycotted the contest and activists said f ew people v oted in c enters of the country’s rebellion. Syria’s parliament is dominat ed by the Baath Party of President Assad, whose family has ruled the country since the 1970s. VOA NEWS

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Jewish, Israeli Students Attacked at Toulouse University By Rachel Hirshfeld he president of the F rench Jewish student or ganization has called on the University of Toulouse to combat antiSemitism af ter a dialogue c onducted by Israeli students last w eek was disrupt ed by protests’ hateful threats and chants. The incident came appr oximately at the end of April , appr oximately one month f ollowing the mur der of thr ee Jewish students and a rabbi by an Islamic terrorist in Toulouse. The delegation of Israeli students fr om a non-political or ganization w ere midwa y through a t our of F rench univ ersities and had held successful events in Lille and Lyon before visiting Le Mirail campus, in the area where the Toulouse gunman M ohammed Merah grew up. They were at a stall on the campus and w ere handing out leaflets and speaking to students when a g roup of protesters arrived and began shouting at them through a megaphone. “They began shouting anti-Israel slo gans and sa ying that Israel was a criminal state,” said Sacha Reingewitz, vice president of the UEJF. “They said Jews should be exterminated and that Israel commits genocide.” The pr otesters demanded that the Israeli group remove the Israeli flag from their stall and when the group refused, they took it down by force. “Security had t o intervene – it was v ery upsetting,” said Mr Reingewitz. “The protesters w ere sa ying ‘get out of her e’ and they sang an antisemitic slogan in Arabic: K hay-


bar K haybar is Yahud, Ja ysh Muhammad sawfa ya’ud” (Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return).” After security removed the protesters the event continued, but Mr Reingewitz said the Israeli visitors were “very shaken,” The Jewish Chronicle reported. “They did not expect this at all ,” he said . “They w ere v ery distr essed. They were obviously willing to have a discussion, even one that was tense, but they were not expecting anything of this sort.” The incident t ook plac e da ys af ter the first round of voting in the French presidential rac e. A spokesw oman for the Union of Jewish Students in the UK expr essed sup port f or eff orts t o tack le such vitriolic incidents of anti-Semitism in universities. “No univ ersity authorit y should sta y silent and la y dormant when ev ents such as this oc cur,” she said . “This week we have been touring campuses promoting Tel Aviv as a w onderful holiday destinaton and earlier this y ear did a similiar t our with Israeli students and did not and have not come up against anything of this nature. “We stand firm, as pr oven b y last w eek’s tackling of the anti-Semitic incident at the NUS Conference, that anti-Semitism will not be t olerated in British univ ersities and UJS w ould always be willing to lend a hand of suppor t to our French or an y other c ounterparts in tack ling this issue wherever it unfortunately occurs. “Anti-Semitism and hatred is universally unacceptable and ther e should be a z ero tolerance policy for it in a univ ersity or an y other environment.” ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS

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Netanyahu and Mofaz Form National Unity Government This was the shortest election season in the history of Israel. Last week Monday, facing a destabilized government, and the failure to come to an agreement with the UltraOrthodox parties and coalition partners on a national service bill that would replace the now defunct Tal Law, Prime Minister Netanyahu called for early Knesset elections, in order to restore some semblance of order. By Jacob Kornbluh n a speech at the Likud c onvention in Tel A viv, on Sunda y, Ne tanyahu proposed a short four month elec tion campaig n, in or der t o r estore the go vernment’s stability. “For do zens of y ears the government was not v ery stable,” Netan yahu said . “With the start of the f ourth y ear of this government, c oalition stabilit y has begun to crumble, opening the door t o blackmail and pop ulism,” he said . “I will not lend a hand t o an elec tion campaig n of a y ear and a half that w ould destabilize the go vernment. I prefer shor t elec tions of f our months that could quickly bring back the stability to the political system.” Riding high in the polls , the call for early elec tions was view ed by some as an att empt on Netanyahu’s part to take advantage of his popularity and r eceive a r enewed mandate. Kadima, the main opposition party which has 28 seats in the current K nesset, f earful of losing its relevance in a futur e government, was less than delight ed t o go t o elections no w. P olls indicat e the potential f or substantial gains f or Likud, suggesting a loss by the opposition of at least 18 seats , while Netanyahu would be given the opportunity t o choose fr om various options in f orming a new go vern-


ment, without being thr eatened by the left or of the right. After voting in the first reading for a K nesset dissolution bill , and moments bef ore the v ote on the

envoy. A dditionally, the t wo parties agreed on pr oposing an alt ernative for the Tal La w on national service, passing legislation on electoral reform, and passing the biannual budget. The historic move would grant the c oalition an o verwhelming majority in the Knesset. In addition to the current coalition that counts 67 seats out of 120 (Likud 17, Lieberman 15, Shas 11, Barak , 5, UTJ 5, Jewish Home 3), with a majorit y of 61 needed t o survive a no -con-

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (L) at a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz. (PHOTO CREDIT: GIL YOHANAN)

second and thir d r eading was t o be taking place in the late hours of Monday, PM Netanyahu unexpectedly called the K nesset speaker with a request to suspend the vote on the bill, since the prime minister and opposition leader , Shaul M ofaz agreed to form a national unity government that will last until No vember 2013. According t o the ag reement, that was both appr oved b y the Likud and K adima fac tions, M ofaz will serve as Vice Premier, a cabinet member and ac t as a diplomatic


fidence motion or f orm a go vernment, K adima’s 28 seats w ould bring the coalition to a record high 94 seat majority. Even if Shas (11) and UT J-Agudath Yisrael (5) decide t o leave the government at an y given time, by opposing any compromise on the Tal-law alt ernative bill , Netan yahu would still ha ve a 79 seat majorit y to survive a full term. The unit y go vernment also gives Netan yahu an oppor tunity to shif t f ocus on socioec onomic issues, passing nec essary go vern-

ment r eforms and str engthening the prime minist er’s stand on the key issue that P M Netan yahu be lieves is the r eason f or getting t o power in the first plac e - dealing with the threat of Iran. While some pundits and politicians will call this a brilliant mo ve or stink y politics in r everse, Ne -

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polls, the call for early elections was viewed by some as an attempt on Netanyahu’s part to take advantage of his popularity and receive a renewed mandate. tanyahu has benefitt ed fr om the mo ve b y getting mor e or less the go vernment he was ex pected t o f orm, without going to elec tions, sa ving the stat e of Israel 800 M illion NIS, and not paying a political price for bringing in Kadima. A Channel 2/M illward Br own poll released on Tuesday, shows 39 percent of the Israeli public back ing this political mo ve, f orming a national unit y go vernment with Kadima, 34 per cent oppose , and 27% have no opinion. Speaking at a joint pr ess c onference with K adima leader Shaul Mofaz, on Tuesday, Netan yahu said: “I was ready to go to elections. But when I learned that a v ery broad go vernment can be estab lished, the br oadest in Israel ’s history I r ealized that stabilit y can be restored. That is wh y I ha ve decided to form a br oad national unit y government.”

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Five Arrests in Alleged Israeli Economic Minister Yeshiva Fraud Scandal Talks High Tech at Hadassah Police authorities in Israel raided several yeshivot this week and arrested five people for allegedly participating in a scheme to enroll non-existent students and thereby receive massive funding from the government. Taking action against religious schools in Jerusalem and Betar Illit, the National Fraud Squad seized a number of documents and computers, as well as expensive automobiles owned by the heads of the yeshivot. By Sholom Schreiber nvestigators working on the case have ac cused the educational institutions of bilk ing the stat e t o the tune of millions of shekels . More arr ests ar e expec ted t o take place shortly. The authorities ha ve lat ely adopted a mor e stringent attitude t oward religious schools that allegedly seek to mislead the Education M inistry b y submitting documents f or students who either exist in name only or ar e not ac tually att ending the institution. I n March, the polic e arrested three men fr om Jerusalem on the char ge of fabricating a y eshiva and enr olling a lar ge number of spurious “students” solely f or the purpose of obtaining go vernmentdispensed grants for full-time Torah students. Or thodox students who

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study Torah on a full-time basis in approved yeshivot can qualify to receive grants of at least 3,000 shekels per month depending on such factors as the size of their family. Reform R abbi Uri Regev , dir ector of the r eligious fr eedom ac tivist g roup H iddush, asser ted that the reluctance of Chareidi rabbis to speak out against the prac tice was to blame f or the ongoing duplicity b y institutions in the Or thodox community. “The r esult is that in the Char eidi public it enables the perception that the stat e funds ar e abandoned and it ’s permissible t o spend them fraudulently ,” Regev said. He added that even if the Chareidim t end t o withhold their endorsement of the state, they should utilize the money they r eceive t o improve the education in their y eshivot, rather than put it in the possession of corrupt school directors.

halev was in vited t o lec ture on the “role of Israel ’s t ech boom in pr otecting its citizens, cr eating oppor tunity, and pr oviding inno vation health care like that seen at Hadassah Hospital I n Jerusalem,” ac cording to adv ertisements r eleased be fore the event. Mostly att ended b y members of the Hadassah ’s M eira Chapter—primarily comprised of “professional, w orking w oman,” according t o the Hadassah Web site— the lec ture gave attendees the oppor tunity t o learn mor e about the workings of Israel’s high tech industr y, and ho w, thr ough the raw power of human resources, Israel has bec ome an inno vative hub of international business appeal in r ecent y ears. I n honor of its c entennial—Hadassah was founded in 1912 b y Henrietta Szold—the lec ture’s or ganizers, Meira presidents Gillie Nev el and


Hadassah Ein Kerem. A new Hadassah tower is currently being built on that campus.

Alicia P ost, hoped the gathering would help illustrat e Israel ’s rise to global pr ominence during the last one hundred years.

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building project in Israel . Despite having under gone a sig nificant See Shalev at Hadassah HQ, page 29

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Before Shalev addr essed her audience, M arcie Natan, Hadassah’s national pr esident, briefly spoke about Hadassah ’s curr ent

Israel’s Economic Minister to North America Nili Shalev paid a visit to the Manhattan headquarters of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of North America this Monday.

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Egyptian-Jewish Businessman Files for Rehearing in Lawsuit Against Coca-Cola Bigio family,” “continues to bottle C oca-Cola products in Egypt,” and that C oca-Cola “profits fr om sales of syrup and lic ensing ag reements to Coca-Cola Egypt.” The panel none theless dismissed the case on the g round that the Bigios’ complaint did not contain sufficient evidence that Coca-Cola in the United States “caused or directed” Coca-Cola Egypt. In the petition f or a rehearing, Nathan Lewin maintained that the panel should not ha ve required the Bigios to recite details that could only be obtained in discovery. In the past, C oca-Cola has made the outrageous claim that Nasser ’s nationalization of Jewish pr operty, including that of the Bigios’, was legal and did not violat e international law. Coca-Cola claimed that the Egyptian go vernment, ther efore, held the Bigios’ pr operty “as of right ” and the go vernment could legally c onvey title t o CocaCola. Big ios’ att orneys argued that Nasser ’s anti-Jewish purge was clearly a violation of international law, and Coca-Cola, which had conducted business with the Big ios and leased the pr operty prior t o the pur ge, was fully aware that the pr operty had been st o-

By JV Staff mbarking upon his fifteenth year of battling a major c orporate adversary – the Coca-Cola C ompany, which is allegedly utilizing his family ’s pr operty just outside Cairo which was expr opriated by Egyptian P resident G amel Nasser during one of Nasser’s anti- Jewish pur ges – dispossessed Egyptian-Jewish businessman R aphael Bigio has filed a petition f or a rehearing of the case by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. According to famed attorney Nathan Lewin, who is r epresenting Big io, the C oca-Cola Company has steadfastly refused to bargain


Famed attorney Nathan Lewin is seeking to redress Coca-Cola’s decades-long injustice against an Egyptian-Jewish family.

Is Coca Coca’s success in Egypt thanks, in part, to Egyptian anti-Semitism?

in good faith or t o negotiate fair compensation for the expropriated property, although Coca-Cola has r eaped hundr eds of millions of dollars in pr ofits fr om the operations of

“Coca-Cola Egypt.” In March, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit dismissed the case on the ground that the Bigios’ complaint did not sufficiently allege that C oca-Cola’s headquar ters in the U.S. c ontrolled “Coca-Cola E gypt.” I n their petition f or r ehearing, the Big ios’ att orneys noted that the supposedly missing detailed facts r egarding C oca-Cola’s int ernal operations could only be pr oved by evidence exclusively in C oca-Cola’s files . The la wyers stressed that the panel dismissed the Big ios’ case “before C oca-Cola ev en answ ered the complaint and plaintiff s were given any opportunity f or disc overy.” A ccording t o the petition for rehearing, the pleading standard applied b y the C ourt of Appeals c onflicts with the standar d set b y the U .S. Supr eme Court and followed by the First, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. The Big ios allege that C oca-Cola has been mak ing millions of dollars annually in profits b y exploiting , thr ough “Coca-Cola Egypt,” pr operty that C oca-Cola had , be fore 1965, leased fr om the Big io family. The property was c onfiscated b y the E gyptian

» Lewin: “Our story is one of flagrant abuse, first by an antiJewish government, then by a greedy corporate Goliath.” government in Nasser’s anti-Jewish program of religious persecution, and it was used b y a government-owned company called ENBC that purpor tedly leased it fr om a go vernment-owned insurance company. Coca-Cola took control of the property in 1994 – over the Bigio family’s objection – b y purchasing a substantial int erest in ENBC, which was promptly renamed “Coca-Cola Egypt.” For the past 17 y ears C oca-Cola has “stonewalled” the Big io family ’s effort to obtain fair c ompensation, and – sinc e 1997 – it has successfully blocked the family’s litigation from advancing bey ond its initial stage . The three-judge panel that dismissed the case acknowledged that the Bigios’ complaint adequately established that ENBC tr espassed on the Bigios’ property. The panel noted that Coca-Cola Egypt “has constructed additional buildings on the land formerly owned by the

Aussie Governor Bakes Biscuits for Charity at Sydney Kosher Kitchen By Joshua Runyan ew South Wales Gov. Marie Bashir presided o ver a meeting of S ydney Univ ersity’s chaplainc y and student-run I nterfaith C ouncil at the “Our Big Kitchen” project of the Australian city’s Yeshiva Centre. Bashir, who also ser ves as the university’s chanc ellor, donned an apr on and joined att endees in the cr owded kosher kitchen to bake Anzac biscuits; proceeds fr om the on- campus sale of the biscuits pr ovide financial assistance to underprivileged students. “Sydney Univ ersity has a pr oud r ecord of int erfaith dialogue and c oop-


eration,” said Rabbi Eli Feldman, the university’s Jewish chaplain and director of the Young A dult Chabad pr ogram run under the aeg is of the Yeshiva C entre. “The chancellor, chaplains and students … were very excited to visit the kitchen and work together for a good cause.” Visibly mo ved b y the oc casion, the governor t old att endees, “I nev er f eel more at home than when I am her e at Our Big K itchen. The spirit of friendship and harmony bet ween members of all faiths c oming t ogether f or a c ommon good makes me immensely proud.” Rabbinical leaders and go vernment officials fr om acr oss the political spectrum also attended. REPORT COURTESY OF CHABAD.ORG

len from the family without compensation. “The full r oster of S econd Circuit Judges will surely see that the panel’s clearly erroneous decision is g rossly unjust and r ewards Coca-Cola f or litigation tac tics that c onceal the r ole that its highest c orporate offic ers played in exploiting pr operty c onfiscated from its o wners only because they ar e Jewish,” said Nathan Lewin. “Our family has alwa ys c onsidered the United Stat es as an example of right eousness in this w orld,” Refael Big io not ed. “Our story is one of flagrant abuse, first by an antiJewish government, then by a greedy corporate Goliath. We hope and pray that our case will demonstrate that regardless of who you are, y ou will be judged in ac cordance with your deeds and not b y what you pretend to be. We have faith that justice can and will ultimately be found in the USA.”

Tunisian Jews under increased threat since revolution Tunisian Jew s ar e bec oming c oncerned about the increased level of anti-S emitic violence, lawlessness and racism in the c ountry sinc e its r evolution that kicked off the Arab Spring last y ear. Jewish relationships with Muslims in the c ountry are becoming more strained. Though less than 1,800 Jew s still liv e in Tunisia, they ha ve been in the r egion sinc e the time of the Roman Empire. Since Tunisia’s revolution ousted Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, unc ertainty has been g rowing for all—including Jew s, ac cording t o r eports. S everal anti-Semitic incidents ha ve oc curred, including the burning of a synagogue in the cit y of Ghabes in February 2011. “We are not afraid of Salafis who talk t oo much. We’re afraid of those who say nothing, then do something,” said David Bitan, a Djerba Jew. JOINTMEDIA NEWS SERVICE



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Divestment Resolution Against Israel Defeated at Nat'l Methodist Conference An attempt to force the United Methodist Church (UMC) to divest from three companies doing business with Israel was overwhelmingly defeated at the UMC’s quadrennial General Conference. Instead the UMC supported a motion calling for “positive investment” into the Palestinian economy, by a 3 to 1 margin. e ar e glad that r esponsible voices in the UMC w ere able to def eat this harmful pr oposal and f ocus on positiv e investment,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow. “The rejection of divestment is a welcome out come and a r elief t o me and the over 1,200 American rabbis who sig ned an unprecedented lett er t o Chur ch delegat es offering par tnership in peac emaking and warning that div estment would undermine ongoing eff orts f or peac e and damage interfaith r elations.” Gut ow added that “Divestment is a blunt tool that, by singling out Israel, actually makes reconciliation more difficult. Had the divestment resolution passed, it would have required the UMC to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-P ackard, and M otorola


Among the targets of the proposed divestment was Caterpillar, which sells Israel such equipment as the D9R bulldozer, an armored version of which is pictured above.

Solutions. Efforts to remove divestment language succeeded in the early stages of the General Conference and att empts t o add it

back failed in committee and plenary by 2-1 margins. The final r esolution, which calls f or positive investment, passed by a 3-1 margin.

The Rabbinic letter was signed by clergy in all 50 stat es. The letter was coordinated b y the Jewish C ouncil for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network, a joint initiativ e of the Jewish Federations of North America and the JCPA, together with leaders fr om the American Jewish C ommittee and the C onservative, Rec onstructionist, Reform, and Orthodox movements. Notwithstanding the positiv e outcome on div estment, serious concerns r emain, as the General Conference also narr owly passed an unhelpful r esolution r ebuking Israeli settlements and calling f or a bo ycott of products made in them – although explicitly rejecting a bo ycott of pr oducts made in the Israel . [Editor’s note: We at the Jewish Voice do not int end to comment on Jewish c ommunities in Judea and Samaria as being part of, or separate from Israel. We are merely employing the terminology the Methodist Church uses vis-à-vis their r esolutions.] JCPA, the public aff airs arm of the or ganized Jewish c ommunity, ser ves as the national coordinating and advisor y body for the 14 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.

Former Virginia Governor Says Discovering his Jewish Heritage Has Been a Blessing Says the revelation of his Jewish roots has changed him and broadened his perspective. In a very touching interview, one of America’s leading political figures, George Allen—a former Governor and Senator from the state of Virginia currently seeking re-election to the Senate—describes the impact learning late in life that he is Jewish has had on him and his family. n an ex clusive meeting with Shalom TV President M ark S. Golub on the channel ’s L’Chayim pr ogram, Allen, who was raised as a P resbyterian, describes an emotional moment at breakfast one morning when he asked his mother about rumors suggesting he was Jewish. “She told me that my grandfather Felix (my middle name honors him) L umbroso was Jewish and I looked up fr om the table and she was shak ing, she was in t ears. And bef ore she t old me she said , ‘Do y ou swear on P op-Pops head (that ’s what w e called m y g randfather) that y ou don’t t ell anyone—and that ’s the pledge of secr ecy in the Allen family . And I said , ‘Sure M om, sure.’” Allen r ecalls ho w emotional his mother became and how she asked him whether he still loved her. Allen assured his mother of his love and asked wh y she had nev er told her children they were of Jewish descent. “She said she lived in fear,” Allen explains. “During World War II the Nazis r ousted m y grandfather out of bed and incarcerated him in the dark of night. My mother lived all these years in f ear - the scars still hur t the person


who ga ve me bir th—and she thought the best way to protect her babies was t o conceal this Jewish heritage.” For Allen, the son of legendar y f ootball coach of the Washington Redsk ins, Geor ge Herbert Allen, learning of his own Jewish ancestry has had a profound effect upon him. “It’s been a g reat r evelation—its one of the best blessings w e’ve had as a family .” Allen also describes ho w his br other, who is a v ery religious Christian, no w feels he is “closer to G-d.” Allen also cr edits finding out about his Jewishness with making him more sympathetic t o others who ha ve fac ed racism or anti-Semitism. “I had Thomas Jeff erson’s seat in the House of Delegat es and the c oncept of r eligious freedom is one that I alwa ys thought was an enlight ened philosophy—it became much more than that to me.” Allen adds, “Having k nown what m y mother w ent through, what the Jewish people went through, there is a sympathy and understanding—almost a commiserating.” Asked whether he no w f eels a link t o the Jewish people , Allen r ecalls the f eeling of blowing the shofar at a L ubavitch event.

Former Senator and Governor George Allen, seen here campaigning at the July 4, 2011 parade in Crozet, Va.

When he went to sleep that night he said , “I had the best dr eams—I felt I was in another realm; I don’t know if it was a transformation but it was a feeling I had shared with others.” Adding, “Everyone has dreams but there was almost an exaltation to it.” Allen, who is seek ing the Republican nomination in the upcoming election for his former U.S. Senate seat, calls f or strong and solid sanc tions against I ran and affirms the

“obvious” goal of a “free, saf e, independent Jewish state of Israel.” “When y ou see these A yatollahs sa ying they want t o wipe Israel off the fac e of the earth, generally speaking they mean it and I don’t think you ought to think they’re joking or bluffing. So I think our goal must be that Iran cannot possess Nuclear w eapons. Look how disruptiv e, hat e filled and t error sup porting Iran is presently with Hamas and Hezbollah - can y ou imagine how they w ould behave if they had nuclear weapons?” Allen believ es the militar y option must be kept on the table , though it is not his first choic e. Allen w ould rather see “regime change.” “We’re on the side of the people who want freedom and justice,” Allen observed. Mark Golub ’s “L’Chayim” meeting with George Allen can be seen on Shalom TV throughout the month on cable sy stems throughout America as F ree Video on De mand. Shalom T V is A merica’s national Jewish television net work featuring PBS-st yle pr ogramming of information, educ ation, and entertainment. The fr ee Shalom T V channel-featuring daily news fr om Israel and Shalom TV’s daily news updates , childr en’s pr ogramming ev ery morning and af ternoon, and timely inter views--is curr ently av ailable on Hotwire Communications in New York City, Miami, Palm Beach, and par ts of New Jersey ; on Roku and online at w Shalom TV’s free VOD programming is available in more than 40 million homes on c able systems throughout the US and in Canada.

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Albright Discusses New Book at the 92nd St. Y By Joseph Kadoch ormer S ecretary of Stat e M adeleine Albright paid a visit t o the 92 nd St. Y last Thursday t o discuss her lat est book , Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948. Christiane Amanpour, of ABC New s and CNN, led the conversation with Albright, and asked the r enowned politician and scholar about t opical, personal , and hist orical sub jects. Widely att ended and simultaneously broadcasted to populations in other locales , the dialogue ga ve view ers and att endees the opportunity to hear and learn fr om one


Albright (Center), with current Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (Left) and former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (Right) in 1998.

Madeleine Albright spoke about learning of her Jewish lineage at the 92Y last Thursday.

of the most successful woman in the U.S. political arena in recent history. Sworn in during 1997, Albright became the first female secretary of state to ever serve in the U.S. After initial intr oductions were made t o plaudits in the 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall, Amanpour star ted the c onversation b y enquiring Albright on a number of tr oubling current U .S. polic y issues . Ha ving ser ved in various Washington capacities for more than three decades, Albright has emer ged in r ecent years as a leading scholar and decisionmaker in dealing with questions of domestic and international political significance. Right out of the gate, Albright was asked

about what is curr ently tak ing place in China. Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights activist who has earned headlines r ecently for his dissent with Chinese polic y, was the first subject Amanpour brought to the table. Would the United States grant refuge to the man who vehemently protested the Chinese enforcement of a one-child policy and broke free of Chinese arr est? Ho w w ould such a move affect Chinese-American relations? Albright dealt with these inquiries b y explaining the Chinese political modus . She said the Chen case was rif e with symbolism in the sense that it clashed with the int ernal, domestic equanimit y the Chinese ha ve

striven t o pr eserve o ver the y ears. M edia suppression failed t o push back Chen ’s efforts, as protestors helped him evade house arrest and reach the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Albright was c onfident the U .S. w ould g ive Chen and his family asylum in the near future. She said this, along with economic and political matt ers, w ould be jointly settled among U.S. and Chinese dignitaries. Amanpour used the subjec t of China as a springboar d f or discussing the theme of dissent. How should dissenters go about dissenting in the fac e of potentially harsh punishment? What are some of the qualities and situational charac teristics needed in plac e to bring about r evolution under r epressive regimes? Being foolhardy, brave, and generating a support system are among the requisites, answered Albright. The subjec t of oppr essive rule quick ly turned to the topic of Albright’s latest book, which chronicles the experiences of her family in P rague, L ondon, and Belg rade during World War II. Born t o a Cz ech diplomat and democrat, Josef Korbel, who later found asylum and educational opportunity in the U.S., Albright recounted her family ’s experiences during the war y ears. Forcibly depar ting t o London f ollowing the Munich A greement in March 1938, Albright ’s family r eturned to Czechoslovakia after the war, and eventually emigrated from Prague to America when the Communist Party took over the Cz ech government in 1948. I n November of that y ear, Korbel’s family—and elev en-year-old M adeline— arrived in New York City. See Albright in NYC, page 38

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WAR ON TERROR Bin Laden Letters Shed Light on Terror Mastermind’s Thinking The seventeen letters written by slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and just released by the United States government portray a man desperate to maintain his power and the legitimacy of his organization in the face of its weakened effectiveness on the global stage. By Boruch Shubert hile they ar e only a selec t f ew of the tr easure tr ove of c orrespondence seiz ed b y Na vy SEALS during their raid one y ear ago on bin Laden’s P akistan c ompound, these documents show that al-Qaeda in the last several years had become greatly incompetent and felt under siege by enemy forces. Bin Laden’s comments r eveal that the t error g roup’s leaders ar e c onstantly fleeing unmanned American air craft and struggling t o a void being spott ed b y CIA agents and National Security Agency eavesdroppers. The terrorist kingpin regularly advised his aides t o move under tree cover or to only go outside when there was dense cloud.


One of the lett ers – writt en either b y bin Laden or his senior deput y – inf orms the head of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch that it would be pointless to attempt to form a government that w ould protect the g roup, given the current strength of the United States. “Even though we were able to militarily and economically exhaust and weaken our greatest enemy before and after the eleventh,” the letter sa ys, r eferring t o the attacks of S ept. 11, 2001, “the enem y c ontinues t o possess the ability to topple any state we establish.” Even from his cloistered Pakistani lair, bin Laden fully r ecognized that al- Qaeda was losing its her etofore solid cr edibility with Muslims around the world. “I plan to release a statement that we are starting a new phase to correct (the mistakes) w e made,” bin Laden wr ote appr oximately t wo y ears ago . “In

doing so , w e shall r eclaim, G- d willing , the trust of a lar ge seg ment of those who lost their trust in the jihadis.” The letters, which were written between September of 2006 and April 2011, w ere declassified b y U .S. int elligence officials and publiciz ed b y scholars at the Unit ed States Military Academy at West Point. White House spokesman Jay Carney explained that the new documents w ere r eleased af ter a lengthy process of declassification and analysis, and the timing was par tially spurred by heightened public interest in relation to the anniversary of bin Laden’s death. One of the lett ers’ key r evelations is the fact that bin Laden want ed al- Qaeda t o direct its efforts toward combating the United States, and not expend its ener gy and r esources attack ing less f ormidable adv ersaries, such as Britain, or att empting t o o ver-

throw Muslim governments. The letters also inform the reader that bin Laden sent out an order to his t errorist underlings t o make an effort to explode the airplanes of P resident Obama and Gen. Da vid Petraeus while they would be visiting A fghanistan or P akistan. Explaining his reasoning, the Al-Qaeda head said that the sudden installation of a “totally unprepared” Vice P resident Joe Biden as President would “lead the U.S. into a crisis.” In one par ticular lett er, bin Laden suggested evacuating the majorit y of al- Qaeda’s members out of Waziristan, the la wless area along the P akistan-Afghanistan border that had been inundat ed with American drone strikes. Another lett er indicat ed that, although the t error leader had not k nown in advanc e about the plan b y al- Qaeda associates in P akistan t o set off an explosion in New York’s Times Square in M ay 2010, he was sorr y to learn that it was f oiled. Speaking about the g roup’s financial transac tions in yet another one of his missives, bin Laden stated that – while he pr eferred t o use the euro – his c ouriers and money launder ers should keep an ex tra eye out for minuscule electronic ‘chips’ concealed in the bags they used to transport cash. Overall, the sev enteen lett ers establish that bin Laden view ed himself as the master strategist of the global jihad . He also attempted t o implement operational c ontrol over al- Qaeda’s clones and disparat e affiliates, generally t o no a vail, and was meticulously in volved in c ommand appointments and promotions. Bin Laden is fur ther shown by his c orrespondence to be obsessed with new t errorist attacks b y air, as he was c onvinced that 9/11 had nearly destr oyed the U.S. economy.

Underwear Explosives Seized; Bombing Attempt Thwarted By JV Staff l Qaeda of the Arabian P eninsula (AQAP) has made another unsuccessful att empt t o bomb an airline heading for the U.S., introducing FBI officials to a new explosive device and raising c oncerns about the incr easingly dangerous affiliate of the terrorist organization developing in Yemen. American intelligence officials learned of the bombing plot in mid April , and seized the explosiv e devic e desig nated for the f oiled attack within the last t en days, Reuters said, citing U.S. officials. The bomber was allegedly st opped before reaching the airport, and is no lon-


ger of worry to intelligence officials. While the timing of the bombing plot appears r elated t o the anniv ersary of Osama bin Laden ’s death in P akistan last year, authorities found no proof of a c onnection. The U .S. has r emained c onscious of the bur geoning t errorist establishment and Yemen, and the CIA led a drone strike late last y ear that k illed An war al-A wlaki and Samir Khan, two former American citizens-turned-terrorists. On Sunda y, F ahd Mohammed Ahmed Al- Quso, al-A wlaki’s replacement as external operations head, was similarly assassinat ed in a dr one strike. He was r esponsible for the bomb See Underwear Bombing Foiled, page 28

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Despite Embargo, Iran and Syria Freely Import Weapons Despite a worldwide arms embargo, Iran has been able to import over a half billion dollars’ worth of weapons over the past several years, while Syria was able to get nearly $200 million in imported weapons in recent years. By David Lev he figures came fr om a r eport submitted to the Unit ed Nations Thursday b y international aid agenc y Oxfam, based on information supplied b y the St ockholm International P eace Resear ch I nstitute (SIPRI). Altogether, the report says, countries under full or par tial UN arms embar go were able t o import over $2 billion in arms bet ween 2000 and 2010, the period covered in the report. During that time, there were 26 such UN-declared embargos. In 2007, the UN called on member stat es to “vigilantly enforce” the arms embar gos imposed on c ountries ac cused of violating human rights or of failing t o c omply with the UN or other c ountries on pr omoting peac e. However, the r eport sa ys, appar ently not all


Ahmadinejad Suffers Major Setback in Iranian Elections Final results from Iran’s runoff parliamentary elections show that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered a major setback that could influence the outcome of next year’s presidential elections. ccording t o r esults r eported lat e Saturday b y stat e media, M r. Ahmadinejad’s suppor ters w on only 13 of the 65 seats c ontested in Friday’s vote, further reducing his power base in the 290-seat leg islation. The president’s opponents w on 41 of the contested seats , while independents won 11. The results also show strong support for I ran’s r eligious leadership , including loyalists to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Relations between Mr. Ahmadinejad and Khamenei have been strained sinc e last year, when the president challenged

A Iranian weapons seized by IDF from the Liberianflagged ship Victoria, March 15, 2011. These particular munitions were actually exports, intended for Palestinian terrorist organizations.

UN-member states – especially China and Russia – ha ve been doing their par t. M ost of the See Iran Skirts Arms Embargo, page 36


the supr eme leader ’s authorit y in ap pointing top government officials. Although no final figur es w ere r eleased, I ranian media r eported a high turnout in the runoff , which Tehran de scribed as a sign of trust in the c ountry’s political system and in Iran’s approach to Western pr essure o ver Tehran’s c ontroversial nuclear program. The new parliament will beg in its sessions in late May. Conservative opponents of M r. Ahmadinejad w on an outright majorit y in the first r ound of v oting in M arch. The president is in his second and final term. VOA NEWS

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ish stat e has allegedly deplo yed one of its Dolphin class submarines carrying nuclear cruise missiles t o the Persian Gulf. I n M ay 2010, the Sunday T imes r eported that the government has decided to station at least one of thr ee submarines armed with nuclear missiles permanently within strik ing distanc e of Iran in the Persian Gulf. A senior c ommander in the Iranian navy denied r eports about the presence of three Israeli nuclear subs in the P ersian Gulf, t elling Iran’s government-run news agency, that this was part of the psychological warfare against his country. He stated that the I ranian militar y and the Revolutionary Guard were monitoring the situation in the Gulf, and that an y threat to Iranian security w ould trigger a f orceful reaction in volving I ran’s “unimaginable weapons.” Nonetheless, the r eport b y itself and the I ranian r esponse is, in the ey es of some analy sts, just another indication of Israeli dominance. Taking the nec essary steps in r eserving the right of a defensive and off ensive r esponse to I ran’s int ensions of dev eloping nuclear weapons, and its readiness to respond t o any att empt by the Iranians t o destabiliz e the M iddle East or threaten the State of Israel’s security.

In a Ynet New s op -ed, c olumnist Dr. Guy Bechor points out that “Sun Tzu, who wrote The Art of War, already taught us ho w to produce

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self. And this is the sig nificance of the submarines: I ran c ould theo retically strike Israel with missiles , yet it k nows, ac cording t o f oreign reports, that Tehran ma y pa y an existential price. Even if Israel ’s offensive and def ensive capabilities are destr oyed, the blo w against Iran shall arrive from the sea – and

At the inauguration ceremony, Israeli naval commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg praised the defense cooperation between Germany and Israel, saying that “with the global nature of threats, the relationship between Israel and Germany is more critical than ever before.” (Credit: IDF Spokesperson)

(R to L) Brig. Gen. Shmuel Tzucker (Head of Israeli MoD Procurement Administration), IDF Maj. Gen. Udi Shani (Director General, Isaeli Ministry of Defense), Vice Admiral Ram Rotenberg (Commander of the Israeli Navy), Israeli shipyard commander Rear Adm. Moshe Zanah. (Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)

deterrence: If the enemy estimates that it will suff er g rave damage should it attack y ou, it will curb it-

it will most certainly arrive.” During a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in New Orleans

last November, Israeli P rime Minister Benjamin Netan yahu str essed for a cr edible militar y option t o be placed on the table, in addition to diplomatic eff orts in or der t o persuade I ran to immediately halt further enrichment of uranium. According t o diplomatic sour ces quoted by the Jerusalem P ost, Netanyahu warned Biden that I ran is “attempting t o mislead the West, and ther e ar e w orrying sig ns that the int ernational c ommunity is captivated by this mirage.” “The only time that I ran stopped its nuclear program was in 2003, and that was when they be lieved that there was a real chance of an American militar y strike

against them,” he r eportedly t old Biden. The talk of war or the Unit ed States diplomatic eff orts might push off or dela y an y decision b y the I ranian r egime t o mo ve f orward, enriching uranium up t o 20 percent. But the r eal det errence, that will f orce the I ranians t o ultimately dr op their int ensions of developing nuclear capability, may be incumbent upon Israel . And in such a sc enario, the pr esence of torpedo and strat egic w eapons carriers in the Persian gulf, signifies Israeli militar y might, and Israel ’s commitment to use an y means at its disposal t o defuse the I ranian threat.

Pentagon to Do “Less with Less” Washington Times correspondent Rowan Scarborough reports that the Defense Department (DoD) is considering important changes in war planning to conform to President Obama’s new strategic guidance. By IPT News

ssued in Januar y, that document details the key militar y missions DoD must pr epare f or, and describes the securit y environment that U .S. f orces will fac e. I t emphasizes working “in collaboration with Gulf C ooperation C ouncil c ountries when appropriate to prevent Iran’s development of a nuclear w eapon capability and c ounter its destabilizing policies.” U.S. C entral C ommand believ es it “can destroy or sig nificantly deg rade” I ranian conventional forces in approximately three weeks. This option c ould be ex ercised in response to I ranian strikes on U .S. and international ships and attempts to close the Strait of Hormuz, Scarborough writes.


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In I raq and A fghanistan, wher e the United Stat es has f ought lar ge-scale ground wars sinc e 9/11, Washington “will emphasize non-militar y means and military-to-military cooperation to address instability and reduce the demand for significant U .S. f orce c ommitments t o stabilit y


operations,” the strategic guidance states. While U.S. forces in those countries will be pr epared t o c onduct “limited c ounterinsurgency and other stabilit y operations if r equired,” it str esses that they “will no longer be sized to c onduct lar ge-scale, pr olonged stability operations (emphasis origi-

nal).” The C ongressional Resear ch S ervice (Congress’ nonpar tisan research arm) said the guidance “appears to call for doing less with less .” I t includes a willing ness “to assume g reater risk , without specifying the scope and scale of that risk , to accomplish simultaneous missions.” Secretary of Def ense Leon Panetta has said the strat egic guidanc e will r esult in a “smaller and leaner ” f orce that “will be fragile, flexible, ready, and t echnologically advanced.” The f orce “will be pr epared t o confront and def eat aggression anywhere in the world,” he added. Many observers remain skeptical of the administration’s approach. “The problem is the enemy gets a vote,” said Heritage Foundation analy st James C arafano, who said DoD officials w ere “just rubber-stamping the budget cuts.” “Basically, what they are doing is dumping an y sc enarios that r equire long-t erm commitment of f orces on the g round,” he said, adding that the new policies “will speed the hollowing out” of the military.

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Poll Shows a Replay of 1980 – American Jewish Electorate Divided on Presidential Election Analysis by Jacob Kornbluh s the general elec tion has just k icked o, with the ec onomy getting the main f ocus and att ention, and P resident Barrack Obama tak ing some hits on his record, it is also important to see how American v oters view P resident Obama ’s conduct and his handling of issues that matter to most Americans. Let’s look speciďŹ cally at a demog raphic that ma y pla y a vital r ole in det ermining who becomes the nex t President of the U .S. this November – the Jewish American v oter. Since this race is going t o likely come down to a battle o ver swing stat es, those that historically and demog raphically choose the President, the Jewish population in F lorida, Ohio, Philadelphia and Clev eland c ould be the demog raphic g iving M itt Romney the edge over the President. A new poll , c onducted b y K nowledge Networks for the A JC, shows the mix ed political mind of the American Jewish c ommunity as the nation heads into general election season. It reveals Romney making signiďŹ cant inroads in the Jewish c ommunity, getting the suppor t of 28 per cent, 6 months be fore Elec tion Da y. I n c omparison, P resident George W. Bush, c onsidered one of Israel ’s greatest friends, got only 24 per cent of the Jewish v ote in his r eelection bid in 2004. Senator McCain, also known as a strong supporter of Israel during his years in the Senate,


Recent polls suggest that it’s dÊjà vu all over again for American Jewry, with the divisions among Jewish voters bearing a striking resemblance to those that preceded the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 (OB�M).

got only 22 percent. The poll also sho ws P resident Obama getting only 61 per cent of the Jewish v ote, a decline of 17 points down from the 78 percent he got in 2008. 11 percent are undecided, but when asked whom they ar e leaning towards, 5% picked Romney and 6% picked the president. Even before the Veep pick, the national c onvention, and the campaig n effort which is expec ted to be agg ressive and carefully targeted in the months ahead, that gives Mitt Romney roughly 33% of the Jewish vote. Based on this poll data, one c ould c on-

ďŹ dentially pr edict M itt Romney getting around 39% of the Jewish vote in November. It mat ches P resident Reagan ’s 1980-1984 support. The analysis is based on poll data, which could be spun and t wisted brilliantly b y both campaigns, but also gives us a glimpse of ho w the elec torate is somewhat similar to 1980 when Ronald Reagan challenged President Jimm y C arter. When asked f or the most impor tant issues in deciding their vote, 80 percent of American Jew s cited the economy, 57 percent health care, 26 percent national securit y and 22 per cent U .S.-Israel

relations. But among those who are more focused on national securit y concerns or U .S.Israel relations, only 42 per cent would vote for Obama. Forty-four percent of those who cite national security and 45 percent of those who cite U.S.-Israel relations would vote for Romney. Regardless of ho w the r espondents intend to vote, 60 percent think the Democratic Party is more likely to make the right decision in dealing with I ran’s nuclear pr ogram. 37 percent choose the Republican Party. The same is with national security issues and the economy in which 36% trust the Republicans compared to 60-62 that trust the Democrats. Speaking t o the Jewish Voice, M att Brooks, Ex ecutive Dir ector of the Republican Jewish C oalition said the while it ’s t oo early to predict the out come, “The poll data underscores P resident Obama ’s sig niďŹ cant problem with American Jewish voters, and a major erosion in support.â€? While expressing conďŹ dence in Republican nominee M itt Romney’s ability to make signiďŹ cant inr oads among Jewish v oters, Brooks pointed out that in 2000, George W. Bush got only 19 per cent of the Jewish Vote and narrowly carried Florida. And by the time of his re-election, with an overall 24% of the Jewish vote, the state of Florida wasn’t even close. However, he added , that “the more votes w e take fr om the Democrat ’s c ore base, the more it will impact the overall comSee U.S. Jewish Voters Divided, page 38

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Soros, Liberal Donors to Give $100 Million to Democrat Orgs A The New York Times report indicated Tuesday that Democratic groups will likely use cash infusions from left-leaning donors—which are expected to total around $100 million in the coming days— to improve voter turnout and facilitate election research in the upcoming local, state, and federal elections. By Joseph Kadoch hile c onservative g roups ha ve largely launched campaig ns this election c ycle with a sig nificant advertising element, the liberal bloc will— in pr otest of the Citiz ens United case, and the unlimited sums of money that donors can no w give to campaigns to cater to their “special int erests”— use its money more car efully t o build a liberal infrastructure of research and grass-roots activity, the Times article explained. Among the signs of the liberal shift away from advertising t o int ernal par ty improvement was the r ecent financial c ommitment made b y business mag nate and liberalbacker George Soros. According to multiple news reports, Soros announced in an e -mail Monday ev ening that he plans t o c ontribute $1 million each t o America Votes and American Bridge 21 st C entury, t wo g roups that, respectively, organize political engagements by liberal groups (pro-abortion, environmental, and pr o-civil rights c ommittees) and conduct research on the workings of the election cycle. Soros also ga ve $1 million t o America


Votes last y ear, and , in 2004, he spent $23 million to Democratic campaign boosters to remove f ormer P resident Bush fr om offic e, according to the Wall Street Journal. In general, both r ecipients of S oros’s largesse r epresent a mo ve among Democrats from emphasizing national v oting tr ends to local ones , fr om using t elevision and widely televised commercials to reaping the benefits of the global , yet demog raphically specific, opportunities social media offers to campaigners. Michael Vachon, a spokesman f or Soros, spoke about ho w the financier ’s f orthcoming donations r eflect his nuanc ed political views. “George S oros believ es the Supr eme Court’s decision in Citiz ens Unit ed opened the floodgat es t o special int erests’ pa ying for political ads,” Vachon said, referring to the Supreme Court decision that allowed for the formation of “super PACs,” independent po litical ac tion c ommittees a warded with unrestricted room to back political campaig ns. “There is no wa y those c oncerned with the public interest can c ompete with them. S oros has always focused his political giving on grass-roots or ganizing and holding c onservatives ac countable f or the fla wed policies

George Soros has pledged $2 million to two left-wing political groups.

they promote.” “His suppor t of these g roups is c onsistent with those views,” Vachon added. As if to echo the growing consensus that he is not looking elsewhere, at least now, for advertising suppor t, P resident Obama announced the launch of a $25 million ad campaign Monday. This, along with the specific nature of Soros’s donations, reflects the new liberal agenda f or the appr oaching election season. According to the Times article, the Democratic Party’s focus on grass-roots organiza-

tion and election research partly stems from liberal disillusionment with the f ormation of super PACs. In the words of Nicholas Confessore, who author ed the Times article: “ The departure from the conservatives’ approach, which helped Republicans wr est c ontrol of the House in 2010, par tly reflects liberal do nors’ objections to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision…” Aside fr om their opposition t o the Citizens Unit ed case , ho wever, Democrats have also ac quiesced t o the fac t that, fr om a pur ely financial perspec tive, they cannot match the philanthr opic pr owess of the conservative c onstituency. C onservative groups like American Cr ossroads—which anticipates spending r oughly $300 million in the upc oming elections—and Americans for Prosperity are more fiscally health y than similar democratic or ganizations, and so , in the absenc e of a monetar y advantage , the liberal groups have turned their attention to a cheaper, and possibly more fruitful political game-plan: raising voter awareness, registration, and turnout, primarily among single women, youth, Blacks and Latinos. “You can dump 10 or 20 million in TV ads in Ohio and tr y t o r each the persuadable swing voters there, or you can up voter turnout among Latinos in C olorado and Arizona and win that wa y,” said Steve Phillips, a member of Democrac y Allianc e, a c ommittee composed of wealthy liberal backers, according to the Times. “It’s much cheaper.”

Clinton Defends Israel in India U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends Israel, says it has made numerous attempts to bring about peace. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought on Monday to defend Israel for its actions in the Middle East. By Elad Benari linton made the c omments during a visit t o Kolk ata, I ndia, ac cording t o r eport in the local PTI news agency. “The Unit ed Stat es believ es that whatever diff erences one might ha ve with the situation in the M iddle East, Israel has been def ending itself f or 60 y ears and has made numer ous o vertures t o bring about a peaceful resolution of the situation. I t has thus far been unsuccessful in doing so,” Clinton said, according to the report. “We continue to tr y and pr ess for a r esolution, par ticularly on P alestinian issues which the U .S. also car es deeply about,” she added, when asked why the U.S. has not taken action against Israel when it was in violation of 35 UN resolutions and has not signed the NPT. Clinton said, “Well, I don’t think w e have been able to convince Delhi to sign the NPT as well.” She said that pr oliferation of nuclear weapons was one of the biggest pr oblems


facing the world, noting that “it is not one c ountry that we w orry about, w e w orry about nuclear weapons proliferating in other countries.” Clinton mentioned I ran, saying, “We believ e that at this moment in time the principal thr eat is a nuclear armed Iran because I ran is a state sponsor of terror.” She added , “There has been a r ecent incident in India with I ran suppor ted state-terrorism. T hey work through proxy, through Hizbullah.” She ma y ha ve been r eferring t o the F ebruary 13 bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi. The attack left Tal YehoshuaKoren, the 42-y ear-old wife of a member of the diplomatic staff , with serious injuries , and also w ounded her driv er and t wo b ystanders.

In a rare, but welcome, change of pace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended Israel’s actions during a recent visit to Kolkata, India.

“A nuclear armed Iran is a threat to world peace,” the S ecretary of Stat e said , adding , “This is a regime with a history of aggressive behavior.” Clinton’s defending Israel ma y be an attempt to gain favor with Jewish voters in the elections this No vember. P resident Barack Obama has c ome under fir e f or his polic y on Israel . I n his foreign polic y speech last May, Obama called f or a return t o the ١٩٤٩ armistice lines (of ten err oneously called 1967 borders) as a starting point for negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. The speech drew criticism from Obama’s political opponents , with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney ac cusing the President of having “thrown Israel under the bus.” Rick P erry, who at the time lat er also sought the Republican nomination, de scribed Obama’s Middle East policy as being “naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous.” Obama’s policy on Israel may have come at a price. Recent reports have indicated that Obama has lost 16 per cent of his suppor t among U.S. Jews and may lose the elections in key states like Florida, come November. The reports were based on a r ecent poll by the P ublic Relig ion Resear ch I nstitute, which sho wed that 62 per cent of 1,004 American Jew s sur veyed said that they would vote for Obama. The key c oncern for Obama is that this is a siz eable do wnturn from 2008, when he got 78 per cent of the Jewish vote. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS


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Matchmaking Organizations Unite to Help Singles Jewish Matchmaking Alliance Holds Inaugural Conference at Yeshiva University Representatives from 12 Jewish matchmaking organizations from North America and around the world met on Wednesday, April 25 on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the inaugural meeting of the Jewish Matchmaking Alliance (JMA). eveloped as the brainchild of YU’s Center for the Jewish F uture’s (CJF) YUConnects and Sa wYouAtSinai, JM A has drawn enthusiastic suppor t fr om various mat chmaking organizations. I ts stat ed mission is “to incr ease c ollaborative eff orts by leading organizations in developing constructive projects, professionalize education and pool resources geared towards enhancing opportunities available for the Orthodox Jewish singles population.” YU Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Mordechai Willig, opened the conference with words of inspiration to all those working for this important common goal. At the meeting, each organization shar ed its suc cessful pr ogram initiatives and ideas, and its approach to addressing the singles issue . Subsequently, attendees par ticipated in facilitat ed conversations examining common obstacles in matchmaking, dating and event planning. “While man y mat chmaking or ganizations ma y f ocus on diff erent age g roups and r eligious pr eferences, ther e ar e sev eral commonalities in the dating and mat chmaking pr ocess acr oss the spec trum,” said Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, director of YUConnects.

Hashem.” Participants came fr om acr oss the Tristate area and Toronto, as w ell as A ustralia, M ontreal and Israel , via c onference call . Organizations represented at the conference included Chabad , G ateways, JSM atchpoint, Kesher, National C ouncil Young Israel, Neve Kesher, Or thodox Union, Sasson V’Simcha (Canada), Sasson V’Simcha (Israel), Sa wY-


“The meeting was a w onderful platf orm t o start making inroads together in the dating arena. By w orking together to bring singles together, so much can be ac complished. I t was a dr eam come true and a r eal k iddush

ouAtSinai, Shalom Task F orce, Sheefa Links and YUConnects. “JMA brings t ogether an incr edible amount of experience and expertise—more than any of us can ac cess individually,” said

Rabbi M endel K astel, CEO of The Jewish House in S ydney, A ustralia. “...JMA will help raise the profile of this very important issue.” One hot-button discussion topic was the need f or c onsistency and the possibilit y of standardized c ertification in mat chmaker training acr oss the gamut of or ganizations. Matchmaker education can include int erviewing sk ills, addressing sensitivit y or concerns of clients, while assisting them in navigating r elevant t echnology and databases , and recognizing when to refer individuals to a therapist. Other topics included c ommunity training pr ograms f or singles and peer mat chmakers, running joint singles ev ents, the need for c ommunity financial back ing, and how to best facilitate the matchmaker-client relationship. “This is a fantastic first st ep,” said Suz y Schwartz, assistant dean of the CJF . “Networking and c ollaboration ha ve alr eady begun, conversations star ted about joining together to share best prac tices as w ell as deficiencies, and ev eryone in att endance hopes that t ogether w e will be mor e successful than working alone.” SawYouAtSinai founder Marc Goldmann agreed. “The open discussions … general networking that cr eated immediat e dividends, and the chizuk that ev eryone in the room r eceived was incr edible t o witness ,” said Goldman. The JM A plans t o hold meetings on a quarterly basis, hosted by alternating organizations. Learn more at




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Muslim, Zionist, and Proud How I went from hating to loving Israel and the Jewish people I am a Zionist, a proud Muslim Zionist, and I love Israel, but this was not always the case. In fact, for many years I was quite the extreme opposite. I experienced the high levels of antiSemitism and anti-Israel activity taking place on British university campuses, because I was the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel activist. rhetoric that I’d believed for many years. I felt By Kasim Hafeez rowing up in the Muslim c ommunity in the UK I was exposed t o mat erials and opinions at best c ondemning Israel , painting Jew s as usurpers and murderers, and at w orse calling f or the wholesale destruction of the “Zionist Entity” and all Jew s. In short, there was no ac commodating a Jewish State in the Middle East. To grow up around this constant barrage of hatred directed at Israel has a massiv e effect on an individual ’s o wn opinions . M ore disturbingly, many of these people w eren’t radical or ex treme, but when it was about


a real crisis of conscience, and thus began a period of unbiased r esearch. Up until that point I had not been exposed t o an ything remotely positive about Israel. Now, I didn ’t k now what t o believ e. I’d blindly followed others for so long, yet here I was questioning whether I had been wrong. I reached a point wher e I felt I had no other choice but to see Israel f or myself; only that way I’d really k now the truth. A t the risk of sounding cliché, it was a life-changing visit.

No Apartheid State I did not enc ounter an apar theid racist state, but rather , quit e the opposit e. I was

"I felt a crisis of conscience, and began a period of unbiased research...” Kasim Hafeez, a British Muslim, and an Islamist-turned-Zionist who recently completed a university speaking tour.

Israel the most vicious of rhet oric pour ed out, coupled with the casual anti-S emitism that seemed too prevalent, when the phrase “stop being a Jew” used as an insult. My father, however, was much more brazen in his hatred, boasting of how Adolf Hitler was a hero, his only failing being that he didn’t kill enough Jews. By the time I had r eached 18 I was c ompletely indoc trinated t o the f old of radical Islamism. M y hat e for Israel and f or the Jews was fuelled b y images of death and destruction, set t o the backdr op of Arabic melodies about Jihad and speeches of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or Osama Bin Laden. These view s were reinforced when I attended Nak ba Da y rallies , wher e speakers predicted Israel’s demise as Hezbollah flags were wa ved pr oudly in the c entre of L ondon.

The Case for Israel Was there a case f or Israel? I n my mind, of c ourse not, ther e was no shado w of doubt. E ven the most moderat e clerics I came across refused to condemn terrorism against Israel as unjustified; the Jew s must obviously deserve it, I believed. So what changed? Ho w could I go fr om all this hatred to the great love for and affinity with Israel and the Jewish people? I found myself in the Israel and P alestine section of a local bookst ore and picked up a c opy of Alan Dersho witz’s The Case for Isr ael. Giv en my worldview, the Jews and Americans controlled the media, so af ter brief look at the back, I sc offed think ing “vile Zionist pr opaganda.” I did, however, decide t o buy it, c ontent that I w ould shor tly be dec onstructing this propaganda piec e, showing that Israel had no case and claiming m y findings as a personal victory for the Palestinian cause. As I r ead Dersho witz’s ar guments and deconstruction of many lies I saw as unquestionable truths , I sear ched despairingly f or counter arguments, but found more hollow

confronted b y synagogues , mosques and churches, by Jews and Arabs living together, by minorities playing huge parts in all areas of Israeli lif e, fr om the militar y t o the judiciary. It was shocking and eye-opening. This wasn’t the evil Zionist Israel that I had been told about. After much soul sear ching, I k new what I had onc e believed was wr ong. I had been confronted with the truth and had to accept it. But I had a bigger question t o c onfront, what now? I’d for years campaigned against Israel, but now I knew the truth. The choic e was ob vious: I had t o stand with Israel, with this tin y nation, fr ee, democratic, mak ing huge strides in medicine , research and dev elopment, y et the vic tim of the same lies and hatr ed that nearly consumed me. Doing this is not easy and that ’s some thing that has bec ome very obvious. I ha ve faced hostility from my own community and even some within the Jewish c ommunity in the UK, but that ’s the r eality of standing up for Israel in E urope today. It is not easy , and that’s what makes it so necessary. This isn’t about r eligion and politics; it ’s about the truth. When it c omes to Israel, the truth is not being hear d, the ranks of those filled with blind hatr ed c ontinue t o sw ell, y et man y have not been exposed t o the r eality, away from the empt y rhet oric and politically charged slogans they are so fond of. We can change this situation but w e need t o be str ong and unit ed. Israel is not just a Jewish issue it’s about freedom, human rights and democrac y, all the values that Western nations cherish. I t’s also about trying to be a light among nations. Israel’s int ernational humanitarian aid work speaks for itself, but if we don’t get the message out ther e, no one will . We don ’t have t o be head-bo wed apolog ists leading with: “Israel’s not perfect…” we should never be afraid to say: I am a Zionist and I’m proud. I stand with Israel. Now I ask, will you do that?

Kasim Hafeez is a British Muslim and former Islamist who is now a proud Zionist and stands with Israel. He is Co-Director of the British Israel Coalition Public Af-

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The World’s Smallest Violin o t o pr otest the c onditions of their confinement (namely , the fac t that they’re sitting in jail and not out on murder spr ees), some 1,500 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists launched a hunger strike to gain international sympathy. It seems to have worked (though to be fair, it doesn’t take much to get the international community t o c ondemn the Jew s), but it seems that most of the prisoners ar e a bunch of quitters, which is really too bad. Long story short, only a handful of the protestors c ontinue t o r efuse f ood. And now, the I nternational Red Cr oss is de manding that Israel hospitalize six of them. Let me see if I’ ve got this right…a lot of these prisoners are people who plotted (and in some cases suc ceeded in causing) the deaths of Israeli civilians . Now, a c ommon method emplo yed b y these f olks is the suicide bombing , wher e the “martyr” kills him or herself as par t of their ac t of mass murder, going out in a blaze of glory/ hatred. Now these people are trying to kill themselves, and w e’re morally obligat ed


to stop them? They shouldn’t be stopped – they should be given an award (preferably posthumous) f or helping bring peac e t o the Middle East! Seriously though, if the murder-suicide is a part of the Palestinian people’s struggle for national liberation, sur ely the pr otestsuicide is as w ell. And who ar e we to violate these prisoners ’ basic right t o murder themselves? Then again, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have threatened that the death of a single hunger striker w ould…wait for it… ignite the third intifada. So fear not, brave imprisoned Palestinian fr eedom fight ers. The Zionist oppr essors may have taken a way your weapons, and your ability to wage war dir ectly. But you can help ensur e that others ar e inspired to murder more men, w omen and children in your memory, and all you have to do is follow your hunger strike to its logical conclusion. You can do it! We at the Jewish Voice believe in you!

Kosher Journalism o w e’ve been getting a lot of lett ers lately, some of them clearly part of an organized, or semi- organized campaign. (I say that because they arrived at roughly the same time, making roughly the same ar guments, using r oughly the same phrases , and c ontaining r oughly the same number of spelling and g rammatical errors.) S ome of these lett ers (the non-coordinated ones, mostly) ha ve been in support of the Jewish Voice for not be ing afraid to uncover the more deplorable goings on within our o wn community, regardless of whether or not those implicated are persons of power or esteem. Others have decried us f or “lashon hara ” against “our rabbis,” and furthermore have accused us of libel (though they have thus far failed to provide any evidence of the latter). Ironically, it seems the char ge is being led by a r epresentative of Jew s for Morality, whose lat est missiv e can be seen t o the right. But y ou see, we too are Jews for morality. When we see immoral acts being committed in our c ommunity, we publicly rebuke them (or at least, r eport on them), and w e don ’t car e who they ar e, wher e they receive their smicha, or ho w dedicated and unquestioning their followers are. It used t o be that an individual ’s o wn sense of shame c ould be a po werful deterrent from immoral beha vior. Simply k nowing that a par ticular action was wr ong, and that by doing it they w ould bring dishonor upon themselves and their community, this used to be enough. We’re hoping that, even in this brazen generation, the fear of having


their deeds held t o public scrutin y will accomplish what shame alone no longer does. Frankly, we’re amazed how much effort people ar e putting t owards getting us t o censor ourselv es. Respec ted members of our community find themselves entangled in cases of fraud, illicit commercial activity, or worse, but what really makes you indignant is that it appears in the Jewish news?! News flash: We’re a newspaper. I f all you want is a clev er d ’var Torah or t wo, and announc ements of who ’s getting engaged, married , or bar/bat mitz vahed, then ther e ar e plent y of publications in this country (and in New York particularly) that will cat er t o your needs. I f, ho wever, you’re seeking actual news –that includes what’s happening in our local Jewish community, ar ound the c ountry, and ar ound the w orld, good and bad , and all fr om a Jewish perspective, well, that’s what we’re here f or. Don ’t get me wr ong, y ou’ll also find some w onderful divr ei Torah within our pages , a c ommunity calendar , and announcements of local int erest (f or our readers in New York, New Jersey, and Florida). But we are first and foremost a newspaper. We report the new s, and w e don’t apologize for that. Save y our indig nation f or those who truly deser ve it. I t’s the criminals among us who shame our c ommunity, not those who shed light on their deeds. Thanks for reading. The Jewish Voice: Your Place for the V ery Best in Je wish Ne ws and Opinion from New York, Israel, and Around the Globe!

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The People's Voice Dear Publisher; Thank you for addressing the issue of negativ e articlesa bout rabbis, that may cause a Chillul Hashem. I would like to respond to some of the letters. My letter did not mention ‘Lashon Hara’ even once, yet curiously, Shelomo (Alfassa) addresses, “Harangues of alleged Lashon Hara ”. [Editor’s note: W hile the phr ase “lashon hara” does not appear in Rabbi F riedman’s letter, the c oncept is str ongly implied, as evinc ed by the fact that several letters we received the following week emphasized their agreement with Rabbi Friedman that “Lashon Hara” and libel against Jewish leaders hav e no place in a Jewish publication. We respectfully disagree with the ac cusations of “lashon hara,” and emphatically reject the implication that the Jewish Voice has printed any libelous stories.] In any event, he should see Hafes Haim 2:3 (Rambam Daios 7:5) who says, firstly, that public knowledge may be repeated only incidentally but not with the intention of publicizing it. Secondly, it may be said, only in the plac e where it is alr eady known, and thirdly, without adding t o it. If everybody knows about an event and there is nothing to add, it wouldn’t be printed in a newspaper. On the Subject of Jews for Morality, even if they do make a Chilul Hashem as Avi (Sanders) suggests (and t o which I absolut ely disagree) it still does not justify additional Chilul Hashem. I will c onsider Avi’s comments and invite him to share any other criticism of JF M, with me. It is shock ing that one with a Jewish hear t would casually print allegations against r espected rabbis and be able t o live with himself. If one loves Hashem one lo ves His people and wants the image of Jewish leaders to be respected. A claim of, “my capacity as a journalist” is not a justification to besmirch one’s people. I see these writers are men of action. I welcome them to join our group. We would like to hear their constructive criticism.. Together we can do more to honor Hashem’s name. SINCERELY, YOSEF FRIEDMAN JEWS FOR MORALITY

Dear Editor: How about that Ehud Olmer t, eh? He c omes to the JP ost Conference, an ev ent overwhelmingly attended by pro-Zionist individuals, and sings the praises of current U.S. president, who has been the worst president for U.S.-Israeli relations since Jimmy Carter! And to top it all off, he blames all of Israel’s problems on Bibi?! Pretty tough talk for someone who was constantly pursued by allegations of corruption throughout his own tenure as prime minister. SINCERELY, SHMUEL L. BROOKLYN, NY

Dear Editor: Am I the only one who is completely psyched for the opening of the new Barclay’s Center here in Brooklyn? Nice job covering it in last week’s issue. From what I’ve heard elsewhere, most of the jobs created in the construction and operation of the arena will be offered first to the residents of local housing projects, so I’m not sure how much that will affect our community. But it’s good for New York as a whole. And hey, I won’t have to drive all the wa y to Long Island to take my kids to see Disney on Ice. I wonder if they’ll have kosher concession stands… ALL THE BEST, DAVID R. BROOKLYN, NY

Dear Editor: In regards to last week’s editorial, well first of all, I saw it both in your paper, and later as an op-ed on Israel National News. Very nice! I’m glad to see the Jewish Voice is being heard around the world. Frankly, I’m surprised they ran it at all . From what I’ve seen (and this includes the public response to the editorial there), Israelis do not car e what we think about their internal policies, which to some extent is understandable. But Israel is not pur ely an Israeli issue . Israel is a Jewish issue , and it makes sense that the views of Diaspora Jewry should at least be given a fair hearing. Many of us in galut give freely of our time, energy, and money to support the Jewish state. So it hardly seems fair that the Israeli r esponse should be “yeah, we’ll take your money, your advocacy, and your moral support …but you can keep your opinions to yourself!” Obviously we’re not the ones calling the shots, nor should we be. But, are we not all one family? Or is that just an example of an outdated ghetto mentality? SINCERELY, ERIC S. NEW YORK, NY

MAY 11, 2012

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From Hank Greenberg to Delmon Young Slurs against Jews and blacks - the source is the same kind of bigotry, but the results are vastly different. And how about anti-Semitic African-Americans? By Jack Engelhard here’s a clip somewhere showing Hank Greenberg r ounding the bases af ter a homerun and ho w upon r eaching the dugout, none of his Detr oit Tigers teammates offered so much as a smile or a handshake. They ignored him. Well, he was Jewish. There’s evidence that he suffered for that as much as Jackie Robinson suffered for being black. Two g reat ballpla yers, one Jewish, one black, and sharing the same abuses , they became friends.


a kippa and doing what comes so naturally these days…flew into an anti-Semitic rage. Yes, Delmon Young pr oved t o be f or baseball what Tom Friedman is for newspaper journalism and what Bob Simon is f or broadcast journalism. We c ould also ask M el Gibson (and Delmon Young) wh y drink ing t oo much alcohol so often triggers a blame -the-Jews hangover. You don’t even need steroids. The Detroit Tigers’ brass were unhappy with Delmon Young’s off-the -field per formance—but not too unhappy. They hooked him with a suspension not for seven years, or seven months, or seven weeks. No, seven DAYS. (Though his future with the team is still ambiguous.) Compare that with bigotr y against African-Americans:

» Delmon Young

proved to be for baseball what Tom Friedman is for newspaper journalism and what Bob Simon is for broadcast journalism.”

Would Delmon Young rise from the dugout to congratulate Hank Greenberg? I don’t think so. Delmon Young is no Jackie Robinson.

Greenberg was k nown f or his r eserve but he onc e challenged the entir e New York Yankees dugout af ter their taunts be came too much for him. He wasn’t religious but, as the first Jewish superstar in American spor ts, Gr eenberg t ook himself out of an impor tant game because it f ell on Yom K ippur, years BEFORE Sandy Koufax and , during World War II, he r efused deferment and got himself draf ted int o the militar y BEFORE Ted Williams. We c ould go on about Hall of F amer Hank Gr eenberg (183 RBIs , 1937…58 homeruns, 1938…), but then ther e’d be no room t o talk about Delmon Young. He also plays for Detroit except that this is another year, another generation, and what ’s changed? Nothing much. Would Delmon Young rise fr om the dugout to congratulate Hank Greenberg? I don’t think so . Delmon Young is no Jack ie Robinson. By no w most people k now what hap pened in New York a f ew w eeks ago , see here, so let’s not go into all that beyond the fact that Young, operating on drunken r eflexes, found himself facing a man wearing

Howard C osell, the famed broadcaster in bo xing and f ootball, never recovered for his 1973 slur (which I will not r epeat be cause IT IS repugnant even though those who knew him swear that he was not a bigoted man)…anyway, he was not c ompletely ruined but it was never the same for Cosell. Jimmy the Gr eek WAS c ompletely ruined! His remark, back in 1988, that African American ar e “bred” f or athletics got him fired from CBS. Al Campanis? This general manager of the LA Dodgers was also c ompletely ruined. No sev en da ys f or him, either , af ter he said that African Americans were not fit to be field managers or general managers . He said that on Ted Koppel’s “Nightline” on April, 6, 1987. Two days later he resigned. Campanis had pla yed alongside Rob inson and neither C osell or Jimm y Gr eek were k nown t o be bigots . But those r emarks alone did them in. Zero t olerance when it c omes t o racism – and that’s how it should be. (Though where is the famous “forgiveness” that people keep talking about?) Anti-Semitism? That gets no more than an asterisk. Anti-Semitism is onc e again an int ernational pastime , as in the da ys of Hank Greenberg. Jack Engelhard is the author of The Bathsheba Deadline and Indecent Proposal, as well as the award-winning memoir of his experiences as a Jewish refugee from Europe, Escape From Mount Moriah. His latest novel, The Prince of Dice, is available on Amazon. He can be reached at his website www.



Why an Israeli Consensus Regarding the Response to Iran Must be Priority #1 of the New Coalition Government The issue of how to deal with the threat of Iran manufacturing a nuclear bomb is a matter affecting Israel’s very existence and, therefore, a first priority for the leaders of the Jewish state. In deciding Israel’s approach to this issue, and in particular, whether Israel has the military capability to eliminate the Iranian program and should do so, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu must not ignore the opposition and arguments of those who have held high positions in the Israeli government before him as well as during his prime ministership. By Ed Koch hile both P r i m e Minister Netanyahu and Def ense Minister Ehud Barak have made clear in their judg ment Israel is still capable of de stroying I ran’s nuclear bomb facilities and putting them out of c ommission for a sufficiently long period so as t o make such a military operation f easible and w orthwhile, there ar e others in Israel who diff er with them. Netan yahu and Barak believ e the window of oppor tunity is closing . On April 28th, The Times reported, “The recently retired chief of Israel’s internal security agency accused the go vernment of ‘misleading the public’ about the likely eff ectiveness of an aerial strike on I ran’s nuclear facilities , ratcheting up the criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Def ense Minister Ehud Barak fr om the c ountry’s securit y establishment. Yuval Disk in, who r etired last year as the dir ector of Shin Bet, the Israeli equivalent of the F.B.I., said at a public forum on Friday night that he had ‘no faith’ in the ability of the curr ent leadership t o handle the Iranian nuclear threat.” The Times of M ay 8, 2011, r eported the comments of M eir Dagan, f ormer int elligence chief , head of the M ossad: “Israel’s former int elligence chief has said that a strike on I ran’s nuclear installations w ould be ‘a stupid idea,’ adding that military action might not achieve all of its goals and c ould lead to a long war . The intelligence official, Meir Dagan, who r etired in early Januar y after eight y ears as dir ector of the M ossad, the Israeli int elligence ser vice, made the remarks at a c onference here on Friday. His assessment c ontradicts the polic y of the country’s political leaders , who ha ve long argued in favor of a credible military option against Iran’s nuclear program.” The Times of April 30th quot es f ormer prime minister Ehud Olmer t, reporting, “As several recently retired top security officials have done , M r. Olmer t ur ged M r. Netanyahu’s government not t o rush int o unilateral military action against I ran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.” In addition, the Times r eported, “Gabi Ashkenazi, the f ormer chief of staff of the Israeli Def ense F orces, and Eliez er Shkedy , the f ormer air f orce c ommander, t old the conference on Sunday that an international


approach to Iran was pr eferable.” That kind of opinion is near universally held in the U.S. by supporters of Israel, to wit, that it w ould be far bett er if the U .S. and other c ountries joined in the militar y attack on I ran. Israel has pr eviously done what the w orld nations wouldn’t do. For example, in 1981, it destroyed the nuclear bomb facility built by Saddam Hussein in I raq. With that facilit y, Hussein w ould likely ha ve been insulat ed from any challenges t o his f orced takeover of K uwait or other belliger ent mo ves. I n September 2007, Israel destr oyed a S yrian nuclear bomb facilit y which S yria cannot now use on its o wn citizens in the no w ongoing civil war or against Unit ed Nations forces suppor ting those citiz ens if the U .N. decided to invade Syria to attempt to put an end to the carnage. Foolishly, the audienc e hearing Olmer t – American Jews – heckled him, calling him “naïve” and “Neville Chamberlain. ” That is truly ridiculous on their par t. There has t o be room for debate on this vital question. Israel has t o be the final arbit er of an y decision bearing on its survival. It would obviously be helpful bey ond belief if the U .S. joined it in an y attack on I ran’s nuclear facilities, but even if it is forced to go it alone, that should come as a result of a reasonable consensus of opinion, arriv ed at b y these people and others with exper tise on the issue. The government of Israel should take all reasonable measures to assemble a consensus of Israeli opinion makers in and out of government to support the government in its response to an apocalyptic event threatening Israel’s very survival. The announc ement t oday (M onday, May 7 – ed .) that the K adima Party, led b y its new leader Shaul M ofaz, had joined the coalition go vernment no w led b y P rime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, is wonderful news. Kadima had been the major opposition party and now in the government provides the c oalition go vernment with 94 seats in the agg regate in the 120 member P arliament, an ex traordinary stable number. The new br oad c oalition will addr ess the issue concerning I ran and also allo w Netanyahu to eliminat e the militar y ex emption no w provided to ultra-orthodox male Jews, protected by the Shas par ty. In addition, it will provide Netan yahu with a g reater abilit y to ent er int o mor e flexible peac e arrange ments with the Palestinian Authority. As a r esult of the new c oalition, the Prime M inister has called off the elec tions he had recently scheduled for September.

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Ehud Olmert and Intelligence Heads in Destructive Rampages We have recently been subjected to a variety of prominent Israelis publicly besmirching their country in order to promote their personal agendas or compensate for their frustrations. However, we fail to appreciate the extent to which these ravings damage our global standing and embolden those seeking Israel’s destruction. in the Arab w orld raises doubts whether w e By Isi Liebler he most r ecent outbursts on display at the Jerusalem P ost C onference in New York in which I par ticipated, received massiv e global media c overage and w ere att ended by o ver 1200 par ticipants from throughout North America. Most attendees expected to hear reports relating to Israel’s current situation but w ere thoroughly bewildered when the former Israeli Prime Minister and the r etired head of Mossad expressed views which were mor e in synch with J Str eet and the marginal left wing liberals. I was not on the panel in which these statements were uttered. Had I been, this is what I would have sought to convey. Israel is curr ently confronting the g reatest challenges since 1948. We face existential threats from a potentially nuclear Iran which publicly proclaims its determination to wipe us off the map . The extremist Islamic revival


will be r etaining our t enuous peaceful relations with the purpor tedly moderate neighboring states. Other than in the US, C anada and A ustralia, our standing in the w orld has been undermined b y virulent Islamic and indigenous anti-Semitic campaigns of demonization and delegitimization. Clearly, now is the time for unity and f or responsible Israelis t o exercise restraint and avoid offensive hyperbole when criticizing their go vernment, especially when abroad. Yet ir onically, pr ecisely when rank and file Israelis displa y a g reater c onsensus t owards the securit y policies of the go vernment sinc e the g reat divide o ver the Oslo Accords, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in New York indulged in hist orical r evisionism, implying that had he remained in office we would already be at peac e with the P alestinians, apportioning blame on the Israeli government for failing to achieve peace and hailing the duplicit ous and intransigent P A Chairman M ahmoud Abbas as a genuine peace partner. He omitted to mention that he negotiat-

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ed with the Palestinians behind closed doors without the approval of his cabinet, the government or the K nesset and that despite his offer t o r eturn t o the indef ensible 1949 armistice lines , ac cepting some r efugees and having had the gall t o offer to forgo Israel’s control of the Temple M ount, Abbas still

Former Israeli Prime Minister and current trouble maker Ehud Olmert

turned him do wn and did not ev en bother to make a counter offer. He accused his own Ministers of having discouraged Abbas from accepting his offer. It was not a pleasant spectacle to witness a discr edited f ormer Israeli P rime M inister heckled and booed b y an American Jewish audience. But Olmer t had only himself t o blame for this. Regrettably, in the curr ent jungle of Israeli politics , an ything goes . Olmer t sub sequently told the New York Times that Ne tanyahu “was disrespectful of America ”, that “America is not a client stat e of Israel ” and should not be per ceived as if it “obeyed orders fr om Jerusalem ”. To make such stat ements which will undoubt edly be exploit ed by anti-S emites, ex emplifies the depths t o which former PM Olmert has sunk. Could one imag ine f ormer P resident Bush, whose country is not under existential threat, speaking in such disparaging terms in relation to the policies of his suc cessor? Had he done so , most Americans w ould ha ve been outraged. There was no doubt that Olmer t had lost the plot f ollowing his CNN int erview in which he made the bizarr e asser tion that a US right wing conspiracy had led to his political downfall. In what sounded like an adap tation of the P rotocols of the Elders of Zion, he claimed that it was “millions and millions of dollars transferred from the US b y figures from the extreme right wing” which toppled his government and thwarted his attempt to achieve a lasting peace. Equally appalling w ere the outbursts from former Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, who, displaying c ontempt f or the sensitiv e po sition he had oc cupied only a y ear earlier , launched a vitriolic campaig n besmir ching Prime M inister Netan yahu and challeng ing his motives in relation to the Iranian nuclear threat. A w eek earlier in Israel , Yuval Disk in, the out going head of the Shin Bet, h ysterically questioned the sanit y of our P rime Minister and Def ense M inister Barak and denounced them f or being “messianic” and

MAY 11, 2012 “appealing to the idiot public”. There may be legitimate grounds for different opinions c oncerning the timing and employment of militar y f orce against I ran. But such matters are not determined by the uninformed public and w e must rely on our elected leaders operating with the sanc tion of a r esponsible government-appointed se curity committee to make the final decision. That is wh y many of us not priv y to the intelligence r equired f or mak ing a balanc ed judgment have avoided debating the issue. Surely w e ar e entitled t o expec t f ormer intelligence offic ers who dissent fr om go vernment policies, to conduct themselves in a sober and responsible manner even if they harbor animus against Netan yahu f or ha ving failed t o g rant their personal r equests whilst in offic e. And abo ve all, to avoid undermining the Israeli government’s efforts to strengthen global sanctions in order to obviate the need for military action. Could one visualiz e the r etired head of MI5 or CIA warning the public that their national leader was a deranged Dr. Strangelove unfit to lead the country? Would such behavior by a retired intelligence chief be tolerated in any normal democracy? To exacerbate the situation, at the Jerusalem Post Conference, Dagan justified Diskin’s outbursts as “serious” and leg itimate manifestations of fr eedom of expr ession. A fter publicly calling Likud En vironment M inister Gilad Erdan a “liar”, he warned the stunned audience that Er dan’s suggestion that upon retirement, intelligence chiefs be prohibited from making public statements for a limited time was paving the way for a Nazi state. One can easily visualize how the Iranians and Islamic ex tremists obser ving such g rotesque beha vior can mistakenly c onclude that Israelis are self-destructing. In a normal Western democratic country, the responsible media would condemn and effectively marginalize former political leaders or officials mak ing such inflammat ory remarks. Alas , in Israel , much of the media thrive on such outbursts and it is thus hardly surprising that w e c ontinue t o fail so ab ysmally in the war of ideas. This issue has no bearing on fr eedom of expression. We can take pride in the fact that despite the ex ternal threats confronting us, we remain a feisty democracy. And the forthcoming elec tions ar e likely t o demonstrat e that the vast majority of the nation supports the securit y polic y of this go vernment including its strat egy r egarding the P alestinians and Iran. In an y health y societ y ther e ar e c ertain conventions to which those engaged in public life are obliged t o adhere. When abroad, politicians and public officials should be emphasizing the issues we hold in common rather than c onveying divisive and destructive messages . Israel displa ys a lack of civic responsibility when people like former Prime Minister Olmer t or r etired heads of I ntelligence uninhibitedly promote their personal agendas outside this c ountry in a manner which jeopar dizes our futur e w ell-being b y minimizing the thr eats c onfronting us . The damage such behavior inflicts on our global status cannot be underestimated. Isi Leibler is a veteran international Jewish leader with a distinguished record of contributions to the Jewish world and the cause of human rights. He has served in several leadership roles with the World Jewish Congress, including Chairman of the Governing Board and Senior Vice President. Mr. Leiber is also a regularly featured columnist at the Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naomi, who is World President of Emunah, and may be contacted at

MAY 11, 2012

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Israeli Tycoon Azrieli’s Birthday Gift: $10 Million to Yeshiva University For most, birthdays are times for receiving gifts. For David J. Azrieli, however, a milestone birthday is the time to give a gift — a $10 million donation from the foundation he established to Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, he announced last Wednesday. he gift, in honor of A zrieli’s 90th bir thday, is the lar gest single donation ev er made b y the A zrieli Foundation. I t will strengthen the Azrieli Graduate School, named in 1983 t o train Jewish educat ors, specifically t eachers and administrat ors at Jewish day schools and other or ganizations across Nor th America. A s an expr ession of gratitude to David J. Azrieli, YU dedicated its current issue of P rism, an I nterdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, in his honor to mark this special milestone.


The famous Azrieli towers in Israel.

The Azrieli Graduate School is no w the country’s lar gest post- graduate institution for Jewish education and has ٢٦٠ students enrolled in various pr ograms of advanc ed

study, training and r esearch in pursuit of master’s and doc toral deg rees. T he A zrieli School’s Dean, Dr. David J. Schnall, recently announced that the school has r eceived accreditation t o a ward New York Stat e Teacher Lic enses in secular elementar y, middle and high school subjects. The $١٠ million will be used primarily to make a vailable scholarships f or the school and to help attrac t more men and w omen to the field of Jewish education. Azrieli, a Yeshiva University Trustee since ١٩٨٧, escaped the Nazis and landed in Israel in ١٩٤٢, wher e he ser ved in Israel ’s S eventh Brigade in the War of I ndependence. He studied ar chitecture at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology— bef ore mo ving to New York, wher e he studied at Yeshiva University f or a y ear. He ultimat ely mo ved to Montreal, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montreal’s Thomas M ore I nstitute. A zrieli, a lif e-long learner, earned his M aster’s Deg ree in Ar chitecture from Carleton University in Ottawa at age 75. Azrieli is well-known in Canada, the U.S. and Israel as a developer, architect and philanthropist. He r evolutionized r etail shop ping in Israel , building the c ountry’s first enclosed mall in 1985. Today, he o wns 14

David Azrieli is donating $10 million to YU in celebration of his 90th birthday.

Israeli malls and c oined the Hebr ew w ord “canion” which combines the Hebrew words for “shopping and parking.” As a philanthr opist, A zrieli established the school of ar chitecture at Tel A viv University, a chair of ar chitecture at Technion and the A zrieli I nstitute for Israel Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where he lives. He is a major donor t o the Yad Vashem Holocaust M emorial in Jerusalem and

Facebook Adds New Organ Donation Feature

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Facebook announced a new initiative last Tuesday to promote organ donation among its members, according to multiple news reports. By Nissim Levy sers of the social media g iant no w have the abilit y t o publiciz e whether they are interested and eligible for donating c ertain or gans, and F acebook has also linked the new pr ofile feature to a Web site for organ registry, should users be inclined to sign up for the cause. While enlisting for organ donation typically oc curs at the Depar tment of M otor Vehicles, scholars and organ donation advocates ha ve intimat ed that F acebook’s new feature ma y amplify the number of or gan donors and pot entially narr ow the sig nificant discr epancy bet ween donors and r ecipients currently plaguing the nation. There are 114,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the U .S. today, the Times reported, citing the go vernment’s Or gan Procurement and Transplantation Network. Approximately 7,000 people die waiting f or organ transplant in the U.S. annually, the report also found. Experts in the organ donation field have largely lauded Facebook for its altruistic enterprise, sa ying the eff ects of social media in ig niting lar ge scale social tr ends is w ell documented. The hope is that, b y listing their or gan donation status on F acebook,


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Home Health Aide Convicted of Stealing $800,000 from Elderly Jewish Woman By JV Staff Queens jur y has c onvicted a home health aide of eff ectively st ealing almost $800,000 fr om the elderly Jewish woman she was hir ed to take care of. Jack ie P okuwaah, a 52-y ear-old Br onx resident, was f ound guilty of soliciting o ver 400 checks fr om Renee F uld, 86, f or her client’s household needs , and then cashing them f or herself . The check -writing caper


occurred over a four-year stretch, from 2007 until Pokuwaah’s arrest in 2011. Court t estimony r evealed that the duplicitous aide w ould r egularly ask F uld t o write her lar ge checks f or such expenses as “diabetic ic e cr eam,” “wallpaper” and “laundry,” only to deposit the funds int o her own bank ac count. The senior citiz en painstak ingly detailed in c ourt the hundr eds of checks P okuwaah c onvinced her t o hand over, including $6,000 f or wallpaper, $5,859 for carpeting, $5,000 for vitamins, $1,700 for

low-sugar diabetic ic e cr eam and $700 f or laundry. Fuld, a childless widow who has no relatives in c ontact with her , t estified that she “never r eceived” an y of the allegedly purchased items, and fur ther revealed that Pokuwaah double -dipped on her w eekly $1,561 salary. The scam unra veled when a bank employee became suspicious of the check memos on P okuwaah’s t wice-weekly de posits, and notified in vestigators about the possible rip -off. When health pr ofessionals

evaluated F uld, they det ermined that she suffered from a number of maladies, including a “mathematical disorder” that pr events her fr om mak ing basic numerical calculations. Pokuwaah – who liv ed r ent-free in her elderly client ’s Queens apar tment with her two childr en – was f ound guilt y of g rand larceny, criminal possession of st olen property and other char ges. She c ould be g iven as much as fif teen years in jail when she is sentenced on May 22.

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Clinton? Where is Barack Obama? Where is the American go vernment doing what ever it can to protect its citizens?” Hikind queried. “And what does it sa y to the w orld if Bolivia can get a way with doing something like this? ” H ikind w ent on t o frame Ostr eicher’s plight as an American issue, not a Jewish one per se. “Is American citizenship so cheap and so meaningless that an American citiz en can spend almost a y ear in prison without even being char ged of a crime? ” he asked rhetorically. “This is a total disgrace.” An entr epreneur and flooring c ontractor, Jac ob Ostr eicher was one of sev eral investors in a farming pr oject in Bolivia in 2008. I n December of 2010, he tra veled to the South American c ountry to oversee an enterprise that pr oduced the lar gest quantity of ric e made ther e. The plan was t o harvest enough ric e t o cr eate a surplus in Bolivia by flooding the local market, thus resulting in the government lifting the ban on rice expor ts. The end goal was 500 million pounds of rice harvested twice a year. During the first har vest, which nett ed 50,000,000 pounds, Ostreicher tried t o purchase 500 thousand 100 pound bags to store the rice. Such an or der was unpr ecedented in Bolivia and most vendors thought he was orchestrating some t ype of illegal business deal. In addition, during the har vesting season, all the trucks in the surr ounding cities were working exclusively for Ostreicher’s operation, transporting the rice from the farms to the eight lar gest st orage facilities in the area which became full with rice. Ostreicher, who employed over 200 Bolivian people f or the operation, view ed himself as an American capitalist who was going to feed the entire country of Bolivia single-handedly utilizing free market methods. The government of Bolivia started inves-

tigating all of the properties owned by this enterprise and found that one of the properties had been sold to the local agent (who no longer worked for the company) by a man who was wanted in Brazil for a crime committed in the 1990s. The rice company’s connections to the criminal led the Bolivian authorities to arrest Ostreicher on the basis that he had used “capital of dubious origin” and that the investors were the subject of an investigation in Switzerland. Placing the Or thodox businessman in Palmasola Prison, where conditions are said to be ex tremely difficult, the Bolivian go vernment fr oze all of his assets and c onfiscated nearly $4 million w orth of ric e under his domain. O ver the past elev en months , Bolivian authorities have been busy investigating Ostreicher for money laundering, yet – after nearly thir ty hearings – pr osecutors have pr esented no evidenc e t o back their allegations that the Amer ican did an ything wrong. In contrast, more than one thousand and forty documents were submitted to the prosecution b y Ostr eicher’s def ense t eam that ost ensibly pr oved his innoc ence. The U.S. State Depar tment has been unsuc cessful in its att empts to negotiate with the Bo livian go vernment, and the Unit ed Nations Human R ights C ommission is “monitoring” Ostreicher’s situation. At the rally outside the Bolivian M ission, which was att ended b y 500 c ommunity members, Ostr eicher’s wif e M iriam st ood with her childr en and g randchildren insisting that justic e must be done b y r eleasing her husband immediat ely. “There is no r eason for this. He is an innoc ent man,” she said emotionally. “If all of the people who came today w ould r each out t o their c ongressmen, senators and the President of the United States, we believe that each will bec ome truly proactive, and fight with us f or Jacob’s freedom.”

Assemblyman Dov Hikind leads hundreds of Orthodox Jews in protest outside the Bolivian Mission to the UN, calling for the release of imprisoned businessman Jacob Ostreicher.

“The injustic e done t o him her e is c onsuming him,” Ostreicher’s wife revealed. “He cannot sit still . He pac es back and f orth in a five-foot space in his c ell all da y. He doesn ’t sleep nights .” M rs. Ostr eicher said that her husband chain smokes and sa ys he of ten stares blank ly at a single page f or sev eral hours when he tries t o read. The Palmasola prison has o ver 3,500 inmat es, and ac cording t o Ostr eicher’s wif e, her husband does his best t o a void the hoodlums who ex ert control inside the prison, wher e he sa ys he is the only American citizen. As an Orthodox Jew, Ostr eicher adher es t o a kosher diet, which greatly restricts his ability to eat in the prison cafeteria, and r equires him t o subsist without meat for days. “He is slowly losing his mind,” his wife said. In addition to reciting Psalms and calling out f or Ostr eicher’s fr eedom, the pr otestors carried signs emblazoned with such phrases as “Bring Jac ob Home No w,” “Let F reedom Reign” and “The Rights of E very Man are Diminished When the R ights of One M an ar e

Threatened.” S everal of the prisoner ’s small grandchildren poignantly carried signs reading, “Bring M y Grandpa Home .” Speak ing previously b y t elephone fr om the prison, Ostreicher lamented, “This is the scam of the century. I feel like I’ve been hijacked and k idnapped by people who are hiding behind the law.” ABC Television was scheduled t o broadcast an episode of “Nightline” examining the businessman’s plight this past Friday night. Popular singer Lipa S chmeltzer, who is related to Mrs. Ostreicher, also attended the rally. “We made a tremendous Kiddush Hashem t oday b y c oming t ogether as one and sticking up f or our br other,” S chmeltzer de clared. “Yanky is one of the nicest guys I ever met and he has been suff ering for almost a year. No one should ev er be in pain like this and my heart goes out to Yanky and his family.” A w ebsite entitled fr has been set up wherein users can sign a petition to the White House calling f or the President to intervene and work to obtain Ostreicher’s release.

At B’klyn Meeting, Jewish Leaders Brief NYS Commissioner on Problems of Substance, Alcohol Abuse in Orthodox Community nder its “Safe Shuls , Saf e S chools, Saf e Homes” initiativ e, the Or thodox Union (OU) is deeply in volved in eff orts to increase awareness and t o develop solutions to the pr oblem of substanc e and alc ohol abuse in the Orthodox Community. Rabbi Judah Isaacs , OU Dir ector of C ommunity Engagement, par ticipated in a roundtable discussion held at the in vitation of the Or thodox Union and New York Stat e Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz of Br ook-


lyn, to brief C ommissioner Arlene GonzálezSánchez of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substanc e Abuse S ervices about abuse pr oblems in the Jewish c ommunity. Drug and alc oholism experts from the c ommunity, including rabbis and professionals in the field, attended the meeting. Rabbi Isaacs said, “This roundtable meeting provided a unique opportunity for members t o educat e C ommissioner GonzálezSánchez about the unique cultural sensitivi-

ties of the Orthodox community, the services being provided to address those needs , and the unmet needs .” He not ed that the OU is planning a major ev ent on the issue t o be held in the fall . OU Ex ecutive Vice President, Emeritus R abbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, who has led the wa y in c onfronting alc ohol and substance abuse in the Or thodox c ommunity, declared, “The Orthodox Union is glad to be w orking along with A ssemblyman C ymbrowitz on the pr oblem of addic tions in the

Orthodox Jewish c ommunity. Our Depar tment of Community Engagement is planning a major event in Brooklyn, which is designed to educate parents as to the dangers of sub stance abuse and to what they can do about them. This r ound table with the C ommissioner is another such event, and is designed to bring t ogether int erested par ties t o help define the nature and scope of the pr oblem, and to help design effective interventions for the community.”

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Merkin Ordered to Pay $1.75 Million Former financier Ezra Merkin has lost another legal battle due to his involvement in the Bernie Madoff scandal, the New York Post reported last Friday. By JV Staff his time, Noel Wiederhorn, a 71-yearold pediatrician fr om Wyckoff, New Jersey, endur ed what man y think was the last c ourtroom sho wdown to be reimbursed for the $1.46 million he unwittingly in vested with Bernie M adoff in 2003 and 2004. M erkin has suff ered in

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Yeshiva Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography By JV Staff sixth grade teacher at a M odern Orthodox y eshiva in New Jersey has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography. Evan Zauder, who teaches at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, New Jersey and is studying f or rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva Univ ersity, was arrested af ter the FBI sear ched his M anhattan apar tment and discovered hundr eds of illicit photos and videos involving young boys. Zauder fac es a maximum sent ence of 10 y ears in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000. Rabbi Chaim Hagler , the principal of Yeshivat Noam, sent a stat ement t o the parent body wher ein he said that the school had “no reason to believe that an y


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MDY Announces Winners of Hesed Competion Magen David Yeshivah (MDY) has proudly announced the winners of its fourth annual Haim Dweck Hesed Competition. he competition challenges MD Y’s six th grade class t o develop and implement ideas for how they can reach out to others in need of help and extend kindness to them. The c ompetition was f ounded b y Hymie Dweck, the grandson of Haim Dweck, and suppor ted b y MDY P rincipal R abbi Baruch Hilsenrath and Vice Principal Rabbi David Sultan. The Haim Dweck Hesed Award, a $10,000 scholarship that is divided bet ween the f our finalists , is sponsor ed b y the children and g randchildren of Haim D weck, in his memory. As par t of the 2011/2012 c ompetition, which was launched in S eptember 2011, the 175 student sixth grade class was asked – but not r equired – t o submit one -page ideas f or a hesed pr oject that will help someone other than themselves. With a record-breaking response, more than 70 projects were selected by Rabbi Hilsenrath and Rabbi Sultan as ideas that c ould be imple mented. Those students were then asked to execute their projects and submit an inno vative pr esentation thr ough a video , slide show, scrapbook , post er, journal or other creative idea.


“This c ompetition challenges students to think of others bef ore themselv es,” sa ys Rabbi Sultan. “This is an impor tant st ep in maturity and awareness of the world around them.” The four finalists were chosen by Rabbis Hilsenrath and Rabbi Sultan and were selected on the basis of their cr eativity, execution, presentation and the overall success of their projects. This year’s winners included: Esther Balassiano : Esther ’s hesed pr oject, “Let me be Your Write Hand M an,” is f or students who missed school . Esther brings these students class not es and assig nments so that it is easier f or them to catch up once they return to class. This helps students f eel less ner vous and anxious about missing school. Vivian Gindi: Vivian created “Kidskook,” a cookbook for kids that includes r ecipes kids can make f or themselv es. The book , which was published as a 100% donation, includes recipes from friends and family and the pr oceeds c ollected fr om “Kidskook” ar e being donated to the S ephardic Bikur Holim F ood Pantry.

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Lauren Laniado : The purpose of Lauren’s pr oject, “Birthday M agic,” is t o g ive all you’ve got to help others by being generous and there for everyone. Lauren collected the birthdays of r esidents of the Ahi Ez er C ongregation Nursing Home and has made sure to bring cards and cake f or each person c elebrating his or her special day. Mary S alem: M ary, along with a f ew close friends and family , bought CD pla yers and candy filled dr eidels for k ids from “The Special Children’s Center” – a c enter for children with special needs. The gifts were given to each class f or Chanukah so that the children c ould c elebrate the holida y with spe cial tr eats and music . The childr en enjo yed

the Chanukah parties through dancing and spinning their dr eidels with M ary and her friends and family. Each of the winning students will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 23, 2012 at MD Y. The entir e six th g rade class , teachers and families of those being r ecognized will be in attendance to help celebrate the winners and the o verall kindness of this award. “The Haim D weck Hesed C ompetition’s main goals ar e t o imbue a sense of hesed and r esponsibility at an early age and t o spread kindness to others – exactly what the program accomplishes,” says H ymie D weck, founder of The Haim Dweck Hesed Award.

Renowned Economist Lectures on Cities at YU A sizable crowd filled the seats in Weissberg Commons at Yeshiva University on the evening of May 2 to hear Harvard Economics Professor Dr. Edward Glaeser discuss the importance of cities at the annual Alexander Brody Memorial Lecture. elivering a fac t-filled and fast-pac ed address ac companied b y detailed slides of graphs and pic tures, Glaeser’s lecture, titled Triumph of the Cit y: W hy Cities Are Our Best Hope for the Future, offered selections of his r esearch as f ound in his r ecently published and similarly titled bookTriumph of the Cit y: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us R icher, Smar ter, Gr eener, Healthier , and Happier (2011, The Penguin Press).


Using a host of ec onomic data along with hist orical and personal anec dotes, Glaeser delv ed deeply int o an explanation of how cities help move humanity forward in beneficial ways. He began by showcasing how at the turn of the 21st century, more than half of humanity lived in cities. Additionally, countries that have lar ge cities ar e far mor e pr osperous. Commenting on this, he mentioned how he sees no r eason t o be saddened b y the de mise of diminishing country life. “Some people will mourn a buc olic lost world,” he said. “But they have never been to rural India with its unending cycles of poverty and disease.” The r eason f or suc cess f ollowing the growth of cities might at first seem puzzling since urban c enters originally sprung up t o serve a very specific need of easing transportation c oncerns. This is wh y cities like New York and Bost on g rew ar ound riv ers and ocean harbors, because transpor ting goods by water proved significantly easier than doing so over land, he explained.

“Nowadays, cities are a paradox because the I nternet has made pr oximity obsolet e,” said Glaeser. “So why don’t we all just liv e in rural M ontana and lea ve the c ongestion of cities behind?” To answ er this question, he off ered the examples of Detroit and Seattle in the 1970s. Both nor thern cities suff ered massiv e job losses in that decade because of fac tories moving t o warmer climat es or out of the country, and both suff ered lar ge population declines. Yet Seattle has bounc ed back while Detroit still suff ers. The reason for this is because S eattle had a mor e educat ed workforce with man y mor e bachelor de grees while Detr oit’s workforce was less so . So Seattle fostered an entrepreneurial atmosphere fr om which came Starbucks , M icrosoft and C ostco, reviving the cit y, according to Glaeser. To fur ther illustrat e this example , he discussed how artistic innovation was nourished in the area around Florence during the Renaissance and ho w the dev elopment of the first sk yscrapers in Chicago in the lat e 19th century was a truly collaborative effort. Through his study , Glaeser has c oncluded that f or cities t o truly flourish, “human capital is more important than physical capital”—meaning cr eating an educat ed and inquisitive population is mor e impor tant to the success of a cit y than tall buildings and cutting-edge transportation infrastructure. He closed b y describing ho w the futur e of the planet depends on the proper growth

of cities across the world, saying if China and India—with their incr eased urbanization— do not build cities v ertically with pr oper public transportation, then the resulting rise in gas prices and carbon emissions could be calamitous f or the planet. I n essenc e, the future of our w orld depends on the pr oper growth of cities. “The lec ture was v ery inf ormative,” said Yoni Bardash, an economics major at Yeshiva College. “It gave a v ery detailed description of the r ole of the cit y in r elationship to the development of the c ountry and the w orld economy.” The Alexander Brody Memorial Lecture is held in memor y of YU’s first economics professor, who was well-respected for his scholarship in both secular and biblical studies.

Harvard professor, economist, and noted author Edward Glaeser lectured at YU last Wednesday (May 2).


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Hollywood Celebrities Make Israel Their Destination of Choice for Work and Play By Andrew Weber srael was a hot t ourist destination f or c elebrities in the past t wo years, with several big names spending time in the Holy Land. Academy A ward-winning ac tress Helen


Mirren visited the country, and has a unique relationship with Israel , having worked on a kibbutz in the 1960s . Mirren won the A cademy Award for best actress in 2006 f or playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, and was in Israel filming the movie The Debt, in which she played a Mossad agent. Academy Award

New Film From the Maker of ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ Spoofs Saddam Hussein y”s By Andrew Weber acha Bar on C ohen is starring in a new mo vie The D ictator, pla ying fictional Middle Eastern despot A dmiral General Aladeen, who rules o ver the country of Wadiya. The charac ter is said to be based , at least par tly, on dec eased Iraqi dic tator Saddam Hussein (or mor e specifically, a romance novel/allegory written b y Hussein), though ther e appear t o be elements par odying a number of vio lent dictators, both aliv e and dead . In the film, Cohen’s character loses his power and has to work at a health f ood store in New York City aside Anna F arris. I n contrast to the outrageousness of his character in this film, as w ell as his charac ters Ali G, Borat, and Bruno, Cohen is known as private and shy when off-scr een, and only g ives interviews as his charac ters, as he has as Aladeen in promoting The Dictator. Cohen is bold and loud in the guise of his charac ters, ask ing absur d questions of regular people as w ell as c elebrities, onc e asking Newt Ging rich, as Ali G, “Ain’t the problem that if there is a woman president, they’s gonna spend all their time on shop ping, getting facials and new shoes?” P ersonally, ho wever, C ohen is the opposit e. During filming of M artin S corsese’s Hugo , in which Cohen plays the villainous station master, Cohen spoke with producer Graham King about an oppor tunity to play Freddie Mercury in an upc oming Queen biopic . Even though C ohen desperat ely want ed the part, an insider t old the New York Post that Cohen was unable to sing when asked

Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)


winner Denzel Washington spent time in Israel, visiting, with his wif e Paula in December 2010. Washington, who w on his Oscar for his r ole in Training Da y, w ent t o Jerusa-

Sacha Baron Cohen in character as fictitious Middle Eastern despot Admiral General Aladeen

Israeli-born Hollywood A-Lister Natalie Portman visited Israel with her fiancé, Benjamin Millepied and their son.

lem, wher e he visit ed friends and shopped at the Alr ov M amilla A venue out door mall . See Celebs in Israel, page 42


by King because he was too shy. Cohen strives to maintain a life outside the public eye. “I think that essentially I’m a private person, and t o reconcile that with being famous is a har d thing,” Cohen said to Rolling St one. “So I’ ve been tr ying t o have my cake and eat it, too — to have my characters be famous yet still live a normal life where I’m not trapped by fame and recognizability.” Members of the paparazzi have also acknowledged C ohen’s suc cessful abilit y t o keep his privat e life private. “Sacha Baron Cohen is not only not orious for being one of the hardest celebrities to find and shoot in Holly wood, he ’s also ex tremely not orious for being as obstructive and rude as he can to avoid having his photo taken,” Owen Beiny, dir ector of paparazzi operations at World Ent ertainment New s Net work t old the New York Post. “He’s on m y Top 10 list of ‘don’t bother with ’ c elebrities. I t’s not worth the hassle.”

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American Jewish Delegation to Settlers of Judea and Samaria: ‘You are Not Alone’

Pictured above: Beit HaMachpelah, whose Jewish residents were recently evicted by the Israeli government based on controversial claims by the land’s previous title holder.

not ser ve as a det errent t o our right t o liv e here,” said Ms . M atar. P ointing t o the illegal appropriation of land and wheat fields b y Arabs, Ms. Matar expressed her gratitude to AFSI for making the journey t o the rocky hilltop to express tang ible suppor t f or a futur e Jewish presence there. Guiding AFSI members thr ough the cobblestone str eets of the old cit y of Jerusalem was Dan L uria of A teret C ohanim, the or ganization dedicat ed t o r eclaiming and r estoring buildings and pr operty orig inally o wned by Jews and expropriated by Arabs thr oughout the last f ew c enturies. “The miracles w e saw af ter the liberation of the old cit y of Je rusalem af ter the 1967 war r epresented the second stage of our r edemption,” M r. L uria declared. Telling the American delegation that today, “5000 Jews live in the old cit y of Jerusalem, and of that number 1000 liv e in ar eas outside of the Jewish quar ter. It is our goal to see this number g row exponentially so that

el, delegation members met with c ommunity leader David Wilder, who led an extensive tour of the cit y, including the recently purchased, occupied and now evacuated home known as Beit HaMachpela that has been at the c enter of a political st orm. “Through a dir ective b y the civil administration, the Jewish r esidents of Beit Hamachpela w ere or dered t o lea ve their home . This evic tion or der was pr edicated on a statement by the Arab seller of the property that ther e was a “problem” with the documents of ownership, yet no concrete evidence buttressing his claim has been proven,” said Wilder. Mr. Wilder also r eferenced the pr eviously publicized case of Jew s being f orcibly extricated fr om Beit HaShalom, another building legally pur chased b y Jew s on the spurious claim by the Arab seller that although he sold the pr operty and r eceived handsome c ompensation, he “changed his mind and gave the money back.” In court and in fr ont of witnesses, the seller was unable to produce any material evidence of this alleged transac tion. “If all this was not enough, most recently Jews were also evicted from Beit Zachariah. It is not difficult to reach the tragic conclusion that the Defense M inistry of Israel , under the leadership of Ehud Barak and other prominent members of the go vernment do not believ e that ther e should be a Jewish presence in the holy city of Hevron. With all the court wrangling, our legal expenses have reached astronomical proportions, but we will not relinquish our G-d given right to live here,” declared Wilder. While standing only st eps away from the Ma'arat HaMachpela, Mr. Wilder thanked AFSI for their un wavering suppor t. I t was at this

we may declare our rights to all of old Jerusalem. Explaining the fatal c onsequences that would most definitely befall an Arab who sold his house in the old cit y t o a Jew , M r. L uria said, “For the last 33 years, no Arab who works with Ateret Cohanim has ever been killed. We spirit them overseas to a safe destination.” “The Torah is replete with references to the redemption of Jerusalem ”, said M r. L uria. “In sefer Shmuel Bet, Hashem t ells Dovid HaMelech to buy Jerusalem and redeem it. The Ramban says that we suffered devastating plagues because we forgot Jerusalem. I t is our sacr ed obligation to redeem all par ts of the old cit y,” he explained.

An Eyewitness Account by Fern Sidman s the semi-annual Americans F or a Safe Israel ( AFSI) Chizuk M ission t o Israel came to a close on M ay 1, the tour participants telling the media that, “Our beloved brethren living on settlements slated to be dismantled b y the Israeli go vernment are not alone. We stand with them and our mission will nev er cease until ev ery Jew has the right to live in any part of Eretz Yisroel.” Having distinguished itself fr om other t ours of Israel that focus exclusively on sights of hist oric interest, AFSI c onducts a thor ough exploration of the entire settlement movement; providing emotional and mat erial suppor t to these be leaguered communities. Ranging from visits with Gush K atif evacuees no w living near A shkelon, t o those in Hevron who ha ve been evic ted fr om their homes, t o such settlements as M igron and Bet El/Ulpana wher e scheduled go vernment demolitions are expec ted to take plac e, AFSI members devoted their time , energy and r esources t o assisting these c ourageous Jew s in maintaining their rightful pr esence in their homes. “For these people , this is a dark mo ment in the Jewish hist ory. Their futur e is fraught with ar duous challenges and w e are here to say that we are with them in the da ys, weeks and years ahead,” said one participant. Commencing their trip with a visit t o the new settlements of the Yesodot r egion near Ashkelon where the former Gush Katif evacuees ar e re-building their liv es and c ommunities, AFSI members w ere welcomed b y Anita Tucker of the Gush K atif settlement of Nezzer Hazzani. With ebullience in her v oice, Ms. Tucker said during an ex tensive t our of the community which is currently under construction, “Every day we come a st ep closer t o reestablishing our lives. You can see the houses that are being built, along with the c ommunity center and synagogue and ev en though it's not under c onstruction as of y et, with Gd's help, you will see our r ed and yellow playground for our children.” Praising Ms. Tucker for her hospitality and dedication, Helen F reedman, ex ecutive director of AFSI declar ed, “Because w e at AFSI have alwa ys maintained a close affinit y with our dear friends in Gush K atif, our support to these extraordinary people who ha ve embarked on the Her culean task of r e-building their glorious communities continues unabated. We wish to recognize the dynamic work of Anita Tucker, Dror Vanunu, Yael Ellenberg and Moshe and Rochel Saperstein as well.” As the residents of Hevron find their sovereignty under siege by the government of Isra-


Underwear Bombing Foiled Continued from page 10

ing of the USS Cole in 2000. Another notable oper ative on the U .S. counterterrorism agenda is Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a bomb -maker who is believ ed to have constructed the explosive designated for the foiled plot. FBI analysis of the seized bomb f ound that it c ontained no metal components, c ould pass thr ough airpor t

security, and possessed a superior detonating device to explosive presumed to have been designed by the AQAP in the past. Three bombing att empts in the last three y ears ha ve raised ey ebrows among U.S. int elligence officials and dra wn scrutiny fr om f oreign c ollaborators, par tly be cause of their sophistication and lar gely because they are all believed to have been engineered by the AQAP.

Some of the recently evicted residents, accused of illegally occupying Hevron’s Beit HaMachpelah.

juncture that AFSI members initiated a spontaneous demonstration for the Jewish right of sovereignty in Hevron when a Chilean government official who was ac companying the local P alestinian go vernor of the r egion t old the AFSI assemblage that they had no right to pray there. Chants of “Hevron is Jewish!” could be heard as a heated exchange took place between them and the cadre of Palestinian apologists. Also visiting the new Jewish settlement of Eitam, near Efrat, AFSI members planted trees with the help of “Women in Gr een” leader Nadia M atar. “The last time w e planted trees here, the Arabs ripped them out, but this will In A ugust 2009, an A QAP member killed himself while att empting t o assassinate a Saudi Arabian official . The Saudi man, P rince M ohammed bin Na yef, survived. In December 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian militant who received al Qaeda instruction in Yemen, boarded an airline bound for Detroit with an explosive hidden in his under wear. It failed t o detonate, and the t errorist burned himself in the process. In Oc tober 2010, bombs w ere f ound

in c omputer print ers aboar d a flight fr om Yemen t o Chicago , and subsequently r emoved from several other planes. While int elligence officials praised the monitoring and subsequent ac tivities that foiled the lat est att empted attack , t errorists, such as al-A siri, ma y still be at lar ge. The assumption is that he ma y have made more than one explosiv e as the FBI has lo cated, and counterterrorism efforts are still being ex erted t o ensur e the A QAP does not suc cessfully carr y out an y fur ther op erations.

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this is not the only, or even the most obvious interpretation of the biblical narrative. Let’s c onsider Jac ob’s r eply t o R achel’s demand to “give” her children. She demanded him t o take ac tion, t o do something t o change the situation. H is r esponse was ex tremely harsh: “Jacob’s anger flared up at Rachel, and he said: Am I inst ead of G- d who has withheld fr om y ou fruit of the w omb? ” (Gen. 30: 2). Jac ob doesn’t ac cept her t one of reproach towards him. M ore importantly, Jacob might not be accepting her self-image as w orthless and as dead . This r eading of Jacob’s r esponse is fully in line with a less mother-centric interpretation of the bible. In the st ory of Creation, (Genesis 5: 1 – 2), the Torah emphasizes the equality of male and f emale: “On the da y that G- d created Man, in the likeness of G- d He cr eated him. Male and female He created them, and He blessed them, and He named them Man (Adam) on the da y they w ere cr eated.” He named them Man. They ar e the same; they hold the same value. They were both created

in G- d’s image , they w ere both blessed t o be fruitful (P’ru U’revu), both were given the capacity t o rule o ver the animals , and they were both given the task to bring glory to Gd’s name. They were created equal in ev ery respect. However, the woman was given two additional names which w ere unique to her and not to the man. As the Torah states, “This shall be called a woman” ( Gen. 2:23). She was named Isha, a woman, to reflect the fact that she was created from Ish – a man. If the name Adam -- Man -- reflects that both man and w oman ar e the same species , then the two names, Ish and Isha, state only a gender difference; in meaning and syntax they ar e the same . Isha is another wa y of saying ‘a person’ who happens t o be a f emale. The primar y role of a w oman is t o be a person, a human being , not intrinsically more or less valuable than a man. The r ole of a w oman as a mother is only emphasized by her thir d name, Chava, which means “em kol chai ” – mother of all living (3:20). Chava was the first mother and the mother of all humanit y that descended from her . We ha ve t o r emember that this name was g iven to Chava, (Eve) only after her sin of eating fr om the f orbidden fruit. Orig inally, she was not assig ned the task of naturally bearing childr en. The r ole of being a mother was not the orig inal primary function of a woman. Women ar e prone t o being mothers and nurturing their offspring. But it ’s not all about motherhood. A w oman’s existence is not defined b y her abilit y or wish t o ha ve children. She is first and f oremost a fully-valued human being, she is first Adam and Isha, regardless of her unique abilit y to give birth and raise children. Rachel r eflected her emotions , but not the reality; no one is dead just because she has no children! Many great women in the bible ar e not necessarily mothers . M iriam, the leader of the w omen in the deser t, R ahab the sp y, Deborah the warrior and judge , Yael who killed enem y’s general, Wise Abigail , Queen Esther, and others. On M other’s da y, when w e c elebrate motherhood and ack nowledge the lo ve and sacrifice of the mothers in our liv es, we should also r emember that a w oman is not only a mother; she is firstly a human being.

As ideas , rather than it ems, became Israel’s most priz ed c ommodities, ev en the agricultural industr y began t o revolve around incr easing ag ricultural k nowledge, rather than pr omoting c ertain pr oducts. Shalev explained ho w this f ocus on inno vation has r elegated marketing t o int ernational powers, such as the U .S., as multinational companies have come to Israel in recent y ears and in vested or bought out strong Israeli r esearch and dev elopment (R&D) companies. While there are concerns about int ernational c onglomerates o vertaking Israel’s tech industry, Shalev stressed how finding a balanc e bet ween mak ing a product and making it marketable will likely serve as a guiding business principle f or Israelis in the future. As ec onomic minist er, Shalev defined her job as “matchmaking,” albeit not in the traditional sense , of c ourse. Operating out of the C onsulate General of Israel in New York, she detailed ho w her six -man t eam works t o pair Israeli in vestors, academics , and researchers, among others , with int erested Nor th American pr ofessionals w orking in the same fields.

In listing various stats about Israel in her presentation, Shalev continued to show how the Jewish stat e has ranked high in a number of national ec onomic metrics . I n R&D expenditur e, f or example , Israel has been perennially dubbed the world’s leader. Shalev added that r esearch in the lif e sciences—“bio-pharma,” as she abbreviated it—represents Israel ’s str ength, and not ed how Jerusalem is also a global leader in the registry of medical device patents. From Teva pharmac eutical pr oducts such as C opaxone t o A zilect, t o medical t echnology c ompanies such as Giv en Imaging and I nSightec, Israeli inno vation continues t o yield pr oducts with important healthcar e applications , Shalev said . In addition t o r efining existing t echnologies—and creating new ones—Israel is also a leader in health inf ormation technology, as the ec onomic minister demonstrated in a char t comparing the U .S. to Israel in that area. For all of these reasons, Israel leads even the U .S. in critical w elfare measur es such as life expectancy and infant mor tality, explains Shalev.

Is it All about Motherhood? Thoughts for Mother’s Day By Leah Cohen [Note: The views expr essed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Jewish Voice.] n biblical tradition, the Jewish w oman’s status was det ermined b y her f ertility. Her importance and value in the familial and communal setting was inexorably tied to her child-bearing pot ential. The barren woman was considered second-class in society and inferior to the other wives in her immediate family who did have children. When G-d finally remembers Rachel and opens her womb, she asser ts “G-d has taken a way my disgrace” (Gen. 30: 23). Consider our matriar ch Sarah. She is so desperate for a child that she gives her maid Hagar to her husband Abraham so that she could adopt the child and claim him as hers . Her inf eriority is emphasiz ed b y the dramatic change of statuses in the household . Hagar, the E gyptian ser vant, af ter bec oming pr egnant, dominat es and dar es belittle Sarah, her mast er, f or her inabilit y t o c onceive, “and when she [Hagar] sa w that she had c onceived, her mistr ess was despised in her ey es.” Hagar no w demands mor e r espect without suff ering an y c onsequences. Sarah’s image as a less sig nificant entit y in the family setting is expressed by Rashi, who says that Sarah’s story “teaches that whoever has no childr en is not built up but demolished.” (Rashi on Gen. 16: 2). A similar situation oc curs in Elkanah’s household. P nina agg ravates and mocks Hannah f or not being able t o bear children: “And her rival v exed her sor e, t o make her fret, because G- d had shut up her womb” (Samuel I 1: 6). In addition t o a social indicat or, the bib lical narrative views barrenness as a f orm of punishment and the abilit y t o pr ocreate a reward. When King David’s wife, Michal, degrades him in her hear t, she was punished with inf ertility: “And M ichal, the daught er


Is this the only worthwhile aspect of a woman’s existence? Or is the role of mother not the primary role for which woman is intended?

of Saul, didn’t have a child until the da y she died” (Samuel II 6: 23). This theme is v ery common in the books of the pr ophets. Isaiah, f or example , sa ys: “‘Sing, O barr en one who did not bear; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labor!” (Isaiah 54: 4). Isaiah tells Israel that G- d can reverse her life of futility and bring fruitfulness. He uses it as a symbol for redemption. A very dramatic sc ene takes plac e when “Rachel sa w that she wasn ’t bearing Jac ob children and she was jealous of her sister, she said to Jacob: Give me childr en, and if not, I am dead!” (Gen. 30: 1). R achel’s pain is ob vious. She considered her life meaningless and worthless. She is as good as dead. And again, Rashi highlights this theme by saying: “From here [we learn] that whoever has no children is counted as dead.” I would like t o take issue with this traditional idea of fertility as a measuring stick for a woman’s worth. As we described, a barren women f elt and was made t o f eel “broken” and “dead.” But a careful analysis shows that

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financial setback in the wake of the B ernie Madoff scandal , Hadassah has r eturned t o fiscal health, and Natan elaborat ed on the latest hospital r enovations tak ing plac e in Israel to signify the organization’s enduring commitment t owards off ering pr ogressive educational and healthcar e oppor tunities to Israelis of all walks of life. In ex tensive detail , Natan outlined the one million squar e f oot pr oject under way in Ein Ker em, the sit e of one of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) two hospital complexes— the other being locat ed in Jerusalem at M ount S copus. The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower is offering inpatient housing , intensive care units, and sur gical and medical tr eatment divisions, and will be gradually admitting more patients as building pr ogresses, the Hadassah president explained. After Natan c oncluded her r emarks t o enthusiastic applause , Shalev , who made

use of a P owerPoint presentation, took the podium and began mo ving thr ough her slides. A s she did , the ec onomic minist er explained Israel ’s ec onomic eng ine and the role she and her t eam play in r ealizing Israel’s business plans in Nor th America everyday. In one slide , Shalev used a g raph to illustrate Israel’s transformation from an agricultural- t o t echnology-based ec onomy. Since the early 90s , the influx of Russian immigrants, c ombined with go vernmental support (the Yozma pr ogram in 1993, f or example) and the f ormation of a v enture capital c ommunity, ha ve allo wed Israel ’s start-up ec onomy t o flourish. A s the c ommercial en vironment in Israel g rew mor e hospitable to innovation, Israelis, with their entrepreneurial spirit, drew from their military experiences and educations t o build a bustling tech industry. “If someone fails with their idea in Israel, he or she is not c onsidered a loser ,” Shalev explained.


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L.I. Synagogue Pushes for Eviction of Caterer A Long Island synagogue is pushing for the eviction of a caterer who was accused earlier this year of violating the laws of kashrut, according to local news reports. By Nissim Levy cott Morell, the eponym of one of Long Island’s lar gest cat ering c ompanies, operates in thr ee synagogues: Temple Beth Torah of Melville, Temple Israel of Lawrence, and the Woodbury Jewish Center. According to CBS, the Woodbury Jewish Center has no w opted to evic t M orell from their facilities . The r eason: though the caterer was earning lar ge numbers in his business ventures, he failed to pay the synagogue occupancy fees. “He was char ging cust omers millions for events, but since January 2010 had not paid his occupancy costs,” said Scott Mollen of the Woodbury Jewish C enter, according to Sophia Hall of WCBS 880. “This is money that this c ongregation needs to operate its religious schools, its social programs.” A stat e c ourt ruled that Woodbury could evic t M orell, but the cat erer’s la wyer firmly denied his client ’s wrongdoing, or elig ibility, fr om a legal perspec tive, t o be dismissed fr om the Woodbury facilities. “In a t ypical lease , ther e is a pr ovision that sa ys that if y ou do something ,


they can elec t to terminate it sooner,” explained A ttorney Ron Rosenber g. “There is no provision in this agreement.” But the prosecution alleged there was no such f ormal contract for lease. Rather, a licensing agreement was the modus b y which M orell operat ed in Woodbury— one that could be terminated at an earlier point. According t o Rosenber g, as the c ontract curr ently stands , M orell is entitled to continually work out of Woodbury until 2029. He also adds that his client does not owe the synagogue any cash. Reports sur facing in early F ebruary emerged af ter M ichael Sa vitsky, the f ormer ex ecutive chef of M orell C aterers, and Tom C ataldo, the c ompany’s f ormer general manager , t estified that M orell had, due to financial constraints, used the same k itchen t o ser vice his Jewish and non-Jewish clients. The two men claimed the guilt had pushed them t o the brink , and that they had kept mum on the illicit activity f or t wo y ears because they still had a share in Morell’s company. Morell claimed the ex -workers w ere trying t o get ahead in a separat e, unr elated, lawsuit. It was reported at that time that mor e

The Woodbury Jewish Center, a Long Island Conservative congregation, is pushing for the eviction of Morell Caterers (who have previously been accused of violating the laws of kashrut) for non-payment of synagogue occupancy fees.

than 200 Jewish occasions may have been tainted by Morell’s activities. But, in February, several kosher supervision agencies st epped in t o investigate the allegations and r eport their findings . Several found no indications of wrongdoing and vouched for Morell. “It is indeed unfortunate, and yes, even tragic t o a deg ree, that unf ounded alle gations of k ashrut violations ha ve been

made against Morrell of Woodbury,” wrote Rav M ahachshir R abbi M eir Goldber g of the Vaad Hakashrut of Flatbush when the allegations became k nown. “It has been our experienc e with M r. M orrell that he conducts his business guided only b y the highest moral and ethical standar ds… The Vaad Hakashrut of Flatbush has stood and will continue to stand behind Morrell of Woodbury and Mr. Scott Morell.”

Kosher Supervision Organizations Take Advantage of Soaring Interest in Kashrut undreds of kosher c onsumers ar e par ticipating in seminars sponsor ed b y the major k ashrut or ganizations on t opics rang ing fr om checking v egetables f or insec ts to preparing the home f or Passover. While many of the seminars are f or both men and w omen, some are specifically planned for each gender separately. The StarK periodically sponsors seminars for women who are interested in a car eer as kosher super visors. The Kof-K has been active in pr omoting its seminars on check ing for insects, also a t opic for the other k ashrut


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issue, the OU also includes such t opics as “Current Kashrus Issues in Fish.” Like the StarK, many of the seminars ar e for the purpose of the training of kashrut personnel.

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For People Like Us? Know Your Options – Paying for Care and Accessing Services By Natalie Mizrachi SeniorCare Representative

o one expec ts this . You pa y school tuitions, the mor tgage, and marr y off some childr en but then suddenly a new bill pops up: the c ost of an elder loved one’s Home Health Aide. Families who want t o pr ovide suppor t t o maintain their relative’s health, dig nity and independenc e often choose t o enlist the help of a Home Health Aide . They quick ly learn ho wever, that footing the bill for this vital ser vice can easily spiral out of control. If you or someone you know is entering the complex and c onfusing world of insurance c overage y ou k now that M edicare does not pay for everything. Typically Medicare will provide a convalescing Senior Adult up to four hours a da y for up t o six w eeks. Should they need more hours of help, not to mention assistance with some medical bills and procedures, many New Yorkers look for ways to alleviate the financial burden.


In addition, with r ehabilitation c osts at long t erm facilities a veraging $10,000.00 a month, it is vital that families k now all the options. Simply put, a t emporary one y ear stay can easily c ost six figur es or mor e. An open ended stay- well you do the math. Misconceptions about New York Medicaid for Senior Adults persist. Because someone’s well intentioned friend has looked into it and has decided it is not for people lik e us - does not mean ac cessing these ser vices should be writt en off . Sinc e the c osts of living ar e high, legal pr ovisions ha ve been built into the sy stem. I n fact, many elderly applicants find out they can keep their homes, monthly inc ome and har d earned assets while still qualifying for the program. Medicaid is f or r etired entr epreneurs and the middle class as well as Senior Adults on a budget. I n a t ough economy, families paying the c osts of their lo ved ones’ home health aides are learning how Medicaid can See Home Care Options, page 39

Another Historic Milestone is Achieved at Brooklyn’s Legendary Heart Hospital Maimonides Cardiac Experts Perform Revolutionary New Heart Valve Procedure A team of cardiovascular specialists at Maimonides Medical Center has successfully performed two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVRs), placing Maimonides once again at the forefront of groundbreaking therapies in cardiac care. nly a handful of Hear t Centers in the nation are able to provide this option f or hear t valv e patients ,” said Dr. Jacob Shani, Chair of the Cardiac Institute at M aimonides. “Our team


of exper ts is unrivaled in exploring and developing the best therapies f or car diac problems.” See Valve Replacement, page 39

(seated in the center) Mr. Charles Christie, the first Maimonides patient to receive the TAVR procedure; (seated on the right) Mr. Gene Laferlita, the first Maimonides patient to undergo the LVAD procedure (another groundbreaking, new option for heart patients at Maimonides); (seated on the left) Dr. Jacob Shani; (standing, from left to right) Dr. Paul Saunders; Dr. Israel Jacobowitz; Dr. Norbert Moskovits; Dr. Gregory Crooke; Dr. Robert Frankel; and Dr. Greg Ribakove.




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Lily Safra Jewels to be Auctioned for Charity The unique jewelry collection of eminent philanthropist Lily Safra is set to be auctioned by Christie’s of Geneva on May 14. The proceeds from the public sale will serve to benefit twenty charitable institutions. By JV Staff afra’s c ollection includes the lar gest amount of jew els amassed b y a single owner from the ex clusive Parisian jeweler JAR ( Joel Ar thur Rosenthal) that has ever been put up f or auction. The overall c ollection, which enc ompasses sev enty lots, is estimated to be worth more than $20 million. I n addition t o numer ous valuable diamonds, sapphires and rubies , Safra’s collection boasts a range of fine antique and


period jewelry. The JAR g roup of eight een jew els was produced specifically for Lily Safra by Rosenthal fr om the 1980’ s thr ough the 2000’ s. According t o F rancois C uriel, I nternational Head of the Jew elry Depar tment, a jew elry auction of such mag nitude is sur e to create a sensation. “Only a connoisseur with an eye as refined as that of Lily Safra could have collected such an ensemble of jew els,” C uriel stated. “And only someone with her philanthropic c onviction c ould ha ve expr essed such powerful support to worthwhile causes

Debut of New Film, ‘Follow Me’, Recounts Story of Yoni Netanyahu By Rachel Hirshfeld new documentar y about the ic onic and heroic Jewish figure, Yonatan Netanyahu, is mak ing its theatrical pr emiere at the A valon Theatre in Washington D.C., on May 18. Directed b y Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot of Silver Spring, “Follow Me: The Yoni Netan yahu St ory” r ecounts the courageous Israeli r escue mission t o Entebbe, Uganda on July 4, 1976, which freed more than 100 people who were taken hostage when an Air France place was hijacked by terrorists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the German Revolutionary Cells. The single Israeli casualty from the mission was Yoni Netanyahu, brother of P rime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and a figur e that will f orever resound in the hear ts and national consciousness of the Jewish peo ple. Yoni’s st ory is t old thr ough his lett ers, photos and int erviews with his r elatives and friends . I nterviewees include Yoni’s


brothers, his first wif e, the w oman he was dating when he died and Shimon Peres. The letters, which have long been available to the public in book format, “are especially poig nant, r evealing both a r omantic - a man who enclosed thistle with his lo ve missives - and a hea vy-hearted soldier ,” notes a r eview of the documentar y in The Washington Post. In a lett er dat ed Dec ember 2, 1973 Yoni writ es, “We’re pr eparing f or war , and it’s hard to know what t o expect. What I’m positive of is that there will be a next round, and others af ter that. But I w ould rather opt for living her e in c ontinual battle than for bec oming par t of the wandering Jewish people . An y c ompromise will simply hasten the end. As I don’t intend to tell my grandchildren about the Jewish Stat e in the t wentieth century as a mer e brief and transient episode in thousands of y ears of wandering, I intend to hold on here with all my might.” Those w ords ma y best r eflect his unwavering dedication and lo ve for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

One of the many jewels in Lily Safra’s prized collection.

in all charitable fields.” Lily Safra has perpetuated the legendary philanthropic activities of her lat e husband, Edmond J . Safra, a c elebrated banker and founder of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation. As chair of the foundation since 2000, Mrs. Safra has given extensive financial support t o hundr eds of socially beneficial projects. These ha ve included educational , scientific, medical, religious, cultural and humanitarian relief services in mor e than f orty countries. In the educational r ealm, Mrs. Safra pr ovides crucial suppor t t o an impo verished area of nor thern Brazil , wher e her Alfr edo J. M onteverde S chool t eaches scienc e and technology t o 1,000 childr en. M oreover, as Honorary Chairman of the International Sephardic Education F oundation (ISEF), which she established with her husband in 1977,

Safra oversees the largest non-profit organization promoting higher education for intellectually g ifted Israelis fr om disadvantaged backgrounds. A major benefac tor of health causes , Safra suppor ts r esearch int o canc er, HIV/ AIDS, and neur odegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, at dozens of hospitals and univ ersities worldwide. She and her husband built a cutting- edge children’s hospital in Tel Hashomer, outside of Tel A viv, which tr eats thousands of children annually from across the region. Mrs. Safra has also taken a lead role in humanitarian causes, including building homes for orphaned children in Romania; constructing the Jordan River Valley Camp for children with cancer in Israel; helping to establish the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in R wanda; providing welfare ser vices for the elderly in Odessa; and assisting the Red Cr oss with its relief eff orts af ter natural disast ers ar ound the world. She is a C o-Founder of the P rince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, dedicated to the sustainable and equitable management of natural resources. A dev oted c ollector of ar t and jew elry, Safra has made notable c ontributions t o such r espected institutions as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, L ondon’s C ourtauld I nstitute of Art, and – in France – the Chateau de Versailles and the Musee du L ouvre. The latt er contains a specially- dedicated r oom sho wcasing the works of art donated by Mrs. Safra and her husband.



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Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Who is a Kohen? By Rabbi Berel Wein he beginning part of this week’s parsha refers to the special la ws and status r egarding kohanim – the desc endants of Aharon. I t is c ommon k nowledge that a study based on the DNA samples of man y current da y kohanim r evealed a c ommon genetic strain amongst a considerable number of those who par ticipated in the study . This strain was f ound t o be c ommon ev en amongst people who lived in different areas of the world separated by thousands of miles


and centuries of differing ethnicities. The jur y is still out whether these DNA findings have any halachic validity and as to what exactly these findings pr ove. Over the centuries of Jewish lif e the kohanim ha ve fiercely pr otected their lineal desc ent fr om Aharon and zealously guarded their status of legitimacy as being kohanim. Kohanim ar e held in high r egard in the Jewish w orld and are entitled t o certain special privileges and honors in the Jewish religious society. Though it seems that it is permissible for a kohein t o waive some of those privileges if he so wishes , pr eferred beha vior

Haftarah for Emor (Ezekiel 44:15-31) his w eek's haf tarah discusses various laws that per tain to the kohanim, the priests, a topic also discussed at length in the first part of the week's Torah por-


tion. Ezekiel prophesies about the ser vice of the kohanim in the third Holy Temple which will be r ebuilt af ter the F inal Redemption. The pr ophet describes their priestly v estments, their personal care, whom they may and may not marry, and their special purity

requirements which pr eclude them fr om coming in contact with a corpse, unless it's for a next of kin. He also discusses their calling as teachers and spiritual leaders. The pr ophet c onveys G d's w ord: "You shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession." The kohanim do not r eceive a portion in the Land of Israel, instead they partake of the sacrifices as well as various tithes. CHABAD.ORG

dictates that he not do so . The status of the kohein is t o be preserved as a r emembrance of their special r ole in the Temple services in Jerusalem. But in a deeper sense it is t o be preserved to remind us of their special mission “to guar d with their lips knowledge and to teach Torah to those who request it.” They are to be a blessing t o the people of Israel and they are commanded to in turn bless the people of Israel . Blessed ar e those that ar e c ommanded t o bless others . Thus the status of a kohein is r epresentative of all that is noble and positiv e in Jewish lif e and tradition – knowledge, Torah, grace, security and peace. The question of ersatz kohanim is discussed widely in c onnection with halachic

decisions. Not ev ery person who claims to be a kohein is r eally a kohein. Sinc e true pedigrees are very difficult to truly ascertain today, the halacha adopts a position that who is r eally a kohein is a matt er of doubt. Therefore great rabbinic decisors , especially in the Unit ed States, have often, in cases of dire circumstances, “annulled” the kehuna of an individual. In the c onfusion of immig ration t o the United Stat es at the end of the ninet eenth and the beg inning of the t wentieth c enturies, there were people who disguised themselves as kohanim in or der to earn the monies of pidyon haben – the redemption of the first born son from the kohein. These people were charlatans, but many other simple Jews assumed that somehow they were kohanim without an y r eal pr oof of the matt er. E ven tombstones that declar ed that one ’s father was a kohein w ere not t o be ac cepted as definitive proof of the matt er. Therefore the DNA r esults ar e most int eresting and pr ovocative. The halacha has not y et det ermined with c ertainty the trust worthiness of DNA results in matters that require halachic decision. Therefore it is pr emature t o speculat e whether DNA t esting will ev er be used as a method of det ermining one’s true status as a kohein. But ev er is a long time c oming so we will have to see. Meanwhile the kohanim should r etain their tradition of pedig ree t o the best of their abilities. TORAH.ORG

Kabbalah and Lag B’Omer Forget the red string. What exactly is Kabbalah? Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, is celebrated as a commemoration of the memory of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. A prominent sage of the Mishna, Rabbi Shimon is best known as the author of the chief mystical work, the Zohar, or “Luminescence”. Accordingly, this day has come to be associated with the Kabbalah, the mystical tradition that deals with the concealed aspects of Torah. describes the spiritual DNA of the universe. By Yair Danielsohn If genuine K abbalah is decidedly not a quick -fix derivativ e of Judaism a jar of blessed water, an amulet or a r ed string can bring blessing int o your life and solv e all of your pr oblems – what is it exac tly? Does Kabbalah have something to offer the uninitiated la yman in t erms of oppor tunities f or growth and enlightenment? The Torah has t wo general lev els of meaning. One , called “pshat”, is the plain meaning of the t ext, without r esorting t o concepts that need to be learned from other sources. This t erm is somewhat dec eiving, since even the basic meaning of the Torah’s texts requires ceaseless study and yields an inexhaustible fountain of inspiration and enlightenment. The sec ond lev el is that of “sod”, which means “secrets”. A t this lev el, ev erything within the Torah can be seen as just the tip of the ic eberg, and ac tually hints at esot eric levels of existence we do not ordinarily come into contact with. Generally speaking, the focus of attention at this level of Torah study is the ways in which G-d relates to this world. It

The study of sod is also called K abbalah. This is because the w ord K abbalah means the reception of a tradition, and due t o the extremely sensitiv e natur e of K abbalah, it can only be underst ood pr operly when r eceived as a transmission fr om a k nowledgeable scholar. The discipline of K abbalah was given at Sinai as one of the levels of interpretation of the Torah. It was alwa ys studied as a par t of Torah, and its exist ence is alluded to thr oughout the M ishna and Talmud, although its in vestigation was usually r eserved for the most spiritually gifted of each generation. Just as one cannot study calculus without being fluent in arithmetic or study quantum physics without a background in the basics of science, so too is it impossible to comprehend the esot eric secrets of sod without first ha ving thor oughly studied pshat, the first level of Torah understanding. Because Kabbalah is the in vestigation of exceedingly subtle c oncepts, its study was always r eserved f or people who displa yed superlative ethical qualities , g reatness of intellect, a solid g rasp of all ar eas of the r evealed Torah, and scrupulous obser vance of

the commandments. Its sublime nature dictates that it simply cannot be grasped by the unrefined mind. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, seen as the father of the K abbalah as w e know it, did not create the K abbalah; it was alr eady in existence. What he did was expr ess its concepts and underlying themes in a sy stematic way. Additionally, he merit ed Divine inspiration which helped him understand concepts and formulate new ideas. The Book of the Z ohar remains the primar y sour ce of K abbalistic knowledge until this very day. Even after the exposition of the K abbalah in the f orm of the Z ohar, it r emained an enigmatic and hidden discipline . The Zohar is ex tremely t erse and is essentially writt en in a type of code. The greatest Torah personalities o ver the ages in vested tr emendous efforts in explicating and cat egorizing its themes. The most prominent of these scholars was R abbi Yitzchak Luria, also k nown as

the Ari, who made his home in six teenthcentury Saf ed, in nor thern Israel , t ogether with most of the other prominent Kabbalists of his day. As Rabbi Shimon before him, the Ari not only cat egorized kabalistic concepts but revealed new ones as well. His works are considered the authoritativ e int erpretation of the Z ohar, and , in turn, ser ve as the primary text of Kabbalah today.

Digging Deeper in the Art of Torah Study So what does Kabbalah have to do with our lives? Well, for one thing, just the awareness that every word of the Written Torah, every commandment given to us by G-d, contains unlimit ed depths of meaning should serve as a reinforcement of our commitment to Torah and its commandments. Additionally, that awareness can serve as an inspiration See Kabbalah and Lag B'Omer, page 36



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MAY 11, 2012 there is a r eal unit y not only be tween all Jew s but ev en bet ween all human beings and ev en all aspects of creation.) On a similar not e, the Ari taught that before each prayer, one should meditate on the commandment to love each Jew like oneself. Through doing so , one achiev es unity with all of the Jewish P eople, and as a r esult of that his pra yers emanate not only fr om him but from the entir e Jewish People and are thus that mor e po werful. Today, this t eaching is inscribed at the Ari’s tombstone in the ancient cemetery of Safed.

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for each of us t o see the Torah as a bottomless sour ce of inspiration, education and meaning , and can prod each of us t o proceed on our own ever-deepening investigation of Torah. There is alwa ys so much more than what meets the eye. When studied pr operly and with guidance, Torah has the ability to infuse life with meaning and depth. Some people turn t o “Kabbalah� because they mistakenly perceive the non- esoteric aspec ts of Judaism as uninspiring and de void of an y deeper meaning . This attitude is one born of ig norance,

prerequisites, man y of its c entral themes have become cornerstones of mainstr eam authentic Jewish thought. A couple of examples: One of the g reatest c ontributions of the K abbalah t o the understanding of the impor tance of mitzvah observance and service of G-d in general is its broadening the scope of the e ect of human activity. All schools of Torah thought stress the idea that one ’s ac tions carry a wesome sig niďŹ cance and responsibility because of the eect they ha ve on his self , not only in this world but in the w orld of eternity as w ell. A s one of its c entral

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for all aspec ts of Torah when studied pr operly and with the appr opriate guidance have the abilit y to infuse life with meaning , purpose, and depth. There are secrets even at the most basic lev els of Torah – secrets about ho w human beings work, how they can impr ove their lives, and ho w they can build r elationships with their Cr eator. K abbalah is for when you’ve exhausted that level of meaning and are ready for the next!

Examples of Kabbalistic Thought Having said that, it is important t o str ess that K abbalah has some dir ect r elevance f or us , as well. Although its detailed study is best lef t t o those with the pr oper

teachings, Kabbalah extended this sense of r esponsibility b y str essing the cosmic eect every human deed produces, aecting all of creation at every level. In the w ords of R abbi M oshe Chaim L uzzatto, 18 th c entury K abbalist, “G-d has or dained that‌ man’s ac tions a ect the spiritual sour ces of ev erything in the world. Not only man ’s deeds ha ve this eect but ev en his w ords and thoughts‌â€? And R abbi Chaim of Volozhin writ es, “A Jew must never sa y t o himself , ‘Who am I, and what di erence do m y ac tions make, an yway? ’ R ather one must understand and k now and int ernalize that no detail of his ev ery deed, w ord and thought, is lost. His deeds ar e ex ceedingly po wer-

The bonfires of Lag B’Omer are symbolic of the soul of the Torah.

ful and eective; each one ascends to higher w orlds and has some impact ther e.â€? Viewed fr om the lens of Kabbalah, each one of us is in the c ontrol t ower of the entir e universe, and our ev ery move has massive repercussions. Another impor tant t eaching of K abbalah c oncerns the int erconnectedness bet ween all Jew s. Although unit y is a basic Jewish value, the idea of unit y can be grasped as an almost metaphoric one. F or example , a par tner in a ďŹ rm ma y sa y, “We’re all in this t ogether, so essentially we’re like one person; let ’s tr eat each other accordingly.â€? In that case , they ar e in

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weapons acquired by Iran came from China, while Russia has beenâ€œďŹ ngeredâ€? as the main supplier to Syria. The pr oblem, said an Oxfam oďŹƒcial , is that no one is enf orcing the embar gos that are imposed . “Existing arms embar gos ar e far t oo easy t o br eak or ig nore, said Ann MacDonald, who heads the Oxfam cam-

paign against illegal arms impor ts.â€? The lack of international regulation means that states under embargo have been importing whatever weapons they choose with impunity.â€? A new method of controlling arms shipments is needed, but “the challenge is to ensure the new tr eaty is r eally strong. It must unambiguously st op arms transf ers wher e they would fuel c onict, poverty or human rights abuses ,â€? she said , adding that w orld

fact distinct beings; common interests and needs bind them t ogether. But the K abbalah t eaches us that w e ar e lit erally c onnected b y virtue of our souls. The souls of the entire Jewish People emanate from a single spiritual source, so that we are all simply manifestations of one spiritual entity. In the w ords of R abbi M oshe Kordevero, a c ontemporary of the Ari who was buried right nex t t o him, “You should lo ve y our f ellow Jew as if he were you, because he is you!� Since at the deepest lev el we are lit erally one , ther e is no r oom for enmity between us. (At an even deeper lev el, K abbalah t eaches,

trade in coee, cocoa, and bananas is more right no w mor e closely r egulated than arms sales. “How can the sale of bananas be more tightly controlled than the sale of machine guns? It just doesn’t make sense,â€? MacDonald added . Speak ing Wednesday, I ranian Deput y F oreign M inister M ohammad Mahdi Akhondzadeh’s slammed the U.S. and other Western c ountries f or their e orts t o halt Iran’s nuclear program. At a meeting on nuclear non-proliferation in Vienna, Akhondzadeh said that “certain nuclear w eapon statesâ€? were continuing to develop nuclear

Kabbalists ha ve called K abbalah the “soul of the Torah.â€? To the observer, a human being looks like a bundle of esh and blood, while in reality the ph ysical body is mer ely the clothing that houses the emo tions, the int ellect, and the spiritual c omponent of man, his soul . The same is true of Torah. E ven the depths of Torah a vailable t o us, those of pshat, are externalities compared to its inner dimensions. The human soul is c ompared to a candle in that it serves as one’s guiding light. F or that r eason, w e commemorate the memories of deceased lo ved ones b y lighting candles. The bonďŹ r es that man y light on Lag B ’Omer ar e symbolic of the soul of the Torah, r evealed through the e orts of R abbi Shimon, whose memor y w e c ommemorate on that day. May we all merit look ing more and mor e deeply int o the soul of the Torah, our own souls, and those of others. AISH HATORAH

weapons themselv es, despit e sig ning various non-pr oliferation tr eaties. Ak hondzadeh did not name names, but observers said it was likely he was referring to the U.S., Germany, and F rance, all of which pr essed Iran to attend talks on Tehran’s nuclear program, scheduled for later this month. “Certain nuclear w eapon stat es ar e ex pected to display sincerity and political will rather than h ypocrisy with r egard t o their nuclear disarmament obligations ,� Ak hondzadeh added. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS

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WJC Mourns Passing of Zionist Leader Moshe Kagan he World Jewish Congress-United States issued a statement this week mourning the loss and c elebrating the lif e of its longtime and r evered member, M oshe Kagan, who passed away last Thursday, May 3, at the age of 92. Moshe was c onsidered by all who k new him as a P rogressive Zionist leader who


greatly lo ved Israel and spent man y y ears dedicated to the Zionist movement. Strongly c ommitted t o the Jewish c ommunity, Moshe r emained deeply in volved in Israeli and Jewish affairs up until the v ery last. A longtime representative to the World Jewish Congress-United Stat es ( American S ection), he ser ved on man y c ommittees, par ticipat-

ing in the WJC pr oceedings and pr oviding the benefit of his wisdom and many years of experience. Evelyn Sommer, Chair, World Jewish Congress, Nor th America, said , “It was m y privilege to k now M oshe K agan for many years as a representative to the World Jewish Congress and t o many other Jewish and Zionist

organizations. He exhibited a fervent love for Israel and of the Jewish people , was able t o bridge man y gaps , and t o o vercome political differences while building lasting friendships. The World Jewish Congress today has lost a cherished friend who was lo ved and admired by so man y. He will be v ery much missed.”

Maurice Sendak, Famed Children’s Book Author, Dies at 83 By JV Staff aurice S endak, a widely ac claimed children’s book author and ar tist better known for his 1963 bestseller, Where the W ild Things A re, died in Connecticut on Tuesday. He was 83. Sendak was k nown f or his mor e maca-


bre, less v eiled por trayals of the liv es and experiences of childr en, and emer ged on the children’s literature scene at a time when story plots and their accompanying messages w ere bec oming incr easingly pr edictable among storytellers and children. His more than books and illustrations— later adapted as musicals, operas, and films— derived their charac ter fr om the natur e of

Sendak’s upbring ing. Born t o P olish Jewish immigrants, Sarah and Phillip S endak, on June 10, 1928, S endak experienced the troubles of this w orld first-hand at an early age . Aside fr om personal illnesses in his y outh, Sendak was witness t o the ills the w orld, as the Gr eat Depr ession, World War II, and the See Sendak Passes Away, page 42

Maurice Sendak died on Tuesday. He was 83.

Game Show Creator Bob Stewart Dies at 91 By JV Staff ob Stewart, the television producer who came up with the ideas for game shows such as “The Price is R ight,” “To Tell the Truth,” and “The $10,000 Pyramid ,” died last Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. Born Isidor e St einberg on A ugust 27, 1920 t o Jewish immig rants fr om Russia,


Stewart lat er changed his name when he felt an emplo yer turned him do wn for antiSemitic reasons. He always regretted his decision to change his name , according to the Washington Post. Stewart would be recognized in his later years for mak ing games appealing t o large portions of the American populace. “Bob had the pulse on America, ” F red Wostbrock, co-author of “The Enc yclopedia

of TV G ame Sho ws,” said in an int erview, according t o the P ost. “He had that sk ill t o come up with a game that . . . anybody can play — w ord association, ho w much is the price of an objec t or who’s telling the truth. They’re actually simple games, if you analyze it.” Several of St ewart’s productions still air . See Famed Game Show Creator Dies, page 42

Famed game show creator Bob Stewart died at 91 last Friday.


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As her father soon ac quired a t eaching position at the Univ ersity of Den ver, Albright spent her t eenage y ears in C olorado. After graduating from the Kent Denver S chool in C olorado, she earned a full scholarship t o Wellesley C ollege in M assachusetts, wher e she studied political science. While ser ving as a new spaper intern in Den ver she met Joseph M edill Patterson Albright, and they married in 1959. Albright ultimately earned her mast er and doctoral degrees from Columbia and gradually became mor e involved on the Washington scene, serving as a leg islative assistant, c ongressional liaison, f oreign polic y advisor, and academic at diff erent times . Albright was appointed U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in 1993, and became the 64 th secretary of state in January 1997. Around that time, media in vestigations int o her back ground unearthed her Jewish lineage . The newfound research revealed, among other details, that Albright had lost thr ee grandparents and other family members during the Holocaust. On Thursday night, Albright spoke about the inner turmoil she f elt after learning of the new mat erial r egarding her familial hist ory. A prac ticing C atholic until converting to Episcopalianism at the time of her marriage in 1959, the f ormer ambassador was stunned. Her parents never told her anything, she insist ed. Eager t o validate accusations she might be of Jewish anc estry, and r efute allegations she ost ensibly lied during the v etting pr ocess, Albright f ound herself in the spotlight and fright ened. To make matt ers mor e difficult, she had t o perform in her capacit y as a public ser vant, and answering then to personal and public questioning proved a difficult course.

But the resulting research into her family history, and the national and int ernational context in which it played out, gave Albright a keener sense of how and why things transpired the way they did during World War II. She explained ho w, “as a student of history”, she disc overed the underlying European fatigue that helped the Nazis ascend to power in the 1930s . Europe was exhausted from World War I, she explained , and sought t o a void a similarly siz ed c onflict b y all means . But eff orts t o a void war resulted in f ewer safeguards than mor e, as major European powers acquiesced to Nazi demands, f earing c onflict if they did not. Appeasement, in other w ords, c ontributed to the rise of Nazism and the ensuing World War, Albright said. During her ambassadorship and t enure as secretary of stat e, Albright st ood out as a staunch suppor ter of human rights and liberty globally . I n her c onversation with Amanpour, the f ormer secretary hailed the Kosovo War in the lat e 1990s as among her greatest f oreign polic y achiev ements. Albright cited her youth and her family’s democratic leanings as inf orming her decisions as a stateswoman. At the culmination of the c onversation in Kaufmann Hall, Amanpour asked Albright about Iran and the renewed debate among the security and political establishments in Israel about using the militar y option with Tehran. With Iran, Albright said she thought sanctions w ere w orking, and highlight ed the scheduled talks bet ween the Western powers and Tehran as a sig n that sanc tions were beg inning t o hur t the r egime. A s f or the ongoing discussion bet ween various Israeli officials, Albright said this sig naled a healthy democrac y in Israel , as c onflicting voices continue to be hear d in the national debate.

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petitiveness of this race,” Brooks said. Nonetheless, if this elec tion is a c ombination of the ec onomy and national security issues , based on the assumption these factors will be key in determining the support each candidat e might get – the President’s track r ecord in r egards both unemployment and f oreign relations (particularly with Israel), c ombined with M itt

Romney’s agg ressive campaig ning, one could definit ely expec t Romney t o pick up a g reat deal of suppor t among Jewish voters. C onsequently, that w ould cr eate an opening and oppor tunity f or the Re publican Party to open its doors , run competitive Jewish candidates, make Jews feel comfortable in the GOP , and most of all , provide just enough oomph t o tilt some highly c ontested battleg round stat es in Mitt Romney’s favor.

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long way toward solving this crisis ,” the stat ement continues. “And we believe that by simply telling people that y ou’re an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role.” According to a Daily News report that ap peared last Wednesday—a day after the new feature was launched—the or gan donation status addition is alr eady pa ying sig nificant dividends. An 800% incr ease in new or gan volunteers had taken place by May 2 in California, and M innesota saw registrations multiply ninety-fold at the same time. For some or gan donation adv ocacy organizations, new s of F acebook’s new f eature is helpful in the sense that it will impr ove awareness of the issue and its per vasiveness. But

such or ganizations ha ve also issued a ca veat to potential donors t o understand the importance of familial conversation in making a decision about organ donation. “All eff ort t o raise a wareness about the need f or or gan donors is a good thing ,” ex plained Robby Berman t o founder and dir ector of the Halachic Or gan Donor S ociety, an organization which works to save lives by encouraging organ donations among Jew s and the general public . “But an or gan donor car d or listing on Facebook cannot replace the ‘conversation’ that one has with his or her family.” “In spite of an organ donor card or expressing one ’s int ention on F acebook, ultimat ely the family will make the decision, ” Berman concluded in a statement to the Jewish Voice.

cal life. If the nursing home stay is permanent, they ev entually may hav e to sell the house , and only when ev ery r esource is depleted do they finally apply for Medic aid. The go vernment pours through the bank records (as is procedure), and even though there is no more money the children are penalized and have to dip into their o wn assets. Why? Because their parents gav e them a lar ge monetar y gif t a couple of y ears earlier - w ell befor e an yone was ill . O nly when that money is r eturned

does the government pick up the c ost of their mother’s care. Outcome B) The f amily enlists the advic e of those who w ork with Medic aid daily and learn what is possible . The experienc ed consultant advises the f amily on ho w to pr otect their assets b y examining their bank r ecords before Medic aid does . The withdr awn monies ar e effec tively explained and ev ery issue is dealt with to get the applic ation thr ough without or as little a penalt y as possible. The home that Dad lives in remains intact. Assets that took a lifetime to build ar e preserved for future generations. The main difference between these two different outcomes is that inst ead of think ing, “ I c an’t possibly be eligible ,” the family sought the proper advice at the onset of the situation. I t didn’t c ost a f ortune t o obtain either. I n fac t, man y New Yorkers seek this advice well in advance of a crisis in or der to be prepared for seniors’ later years in case a

situation should arise. The S ocial S ervices Depar tment at the Sephardic C ommunity C enter announc es an inf ormational session: Paying for C are and Accessing Services, on Thursday, May 17, 1:00-2:30 pm. Open t o members and nonmembers, fr ee of char ge, this lec ture and question and answ er session is pr esented by Pinny Heller, Executive Director of SeniorCare LLC., an active and highly recommended New York Medicaid consultant firm. Join us to increase your knowledge of how your loved one ma y qualify f or M edicaid while preserving assets . Obtaining C ommunitybased Services as well as protection in case future rehabilitation or Nursing Home Medicaid is needed will be discussed . S enior Adults, caregivers, and family members who are par ticipating with or r esponsible f or their par ents’ medical and fiscal health ar e urged t o take advantage of this impor tant opportunity.

is clearly the best option f or c ertain patients who cannot undergo open-heart surgery.” Also known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), this procedure is for patients suffering from aortic stenosis who are considered at high risk for surgery due to advanced age or other serious illness . The two patients who just under went the procedure at Maimonides are ecstatic over the results. “I had lost hope of ev er f eeling bett er,” said Grac e Young, 78, who had been t old at other hospitals that she had no options . “Now I f eel like a whole new chapt er of m y life is beg inning. The doc tors and nurses at Maimonides are simply the best.” “Everyone here at Maimonides has been

super,” ag reed Charles Christie , an 86-y earold World War II v eteran who assumed his days w ere number ed. “With this new hear t valve I can breathe more easily than I have in years. I can’t wait to get back to all my favorite activities.” In clinical trials , TAVR has been sho wn to sig nificantly impr ove sur vival c ompared to non-sur gical therap y. It also sig nificantly improves symptoms and qualit y-of-life, and reduces repeat hospitalizations compared to medical therapy. The TAVR approach is no w approved by the FDA for patients who ha ve severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis and who are ineligible for open-heart surgery. The Cardiac Institute at M aimonides has a stellar reputation for excellence that spans 100 years. Known as a prestigious Heart Hospital sinc e the middle of the 20 th C entury,

Maimonides is one of the most c omprehensive car diac c enters in the nation, off ering invasive and noninvasive, medical and surgical, adult and pediatric care. The C ardiac I nstitute uses a t eam ap proach, par tnering with r eferring doc tors, cardiologists, car diothoracic and vascular surgeons, anesthesiolog ists, nursing pr ofessionals, and – most importantly – patients and their families . M aimonides car diac exper ts perform more than 10,500 noninvasive procedures, 5,000 in vasive procedures in the catheterization and elec trophysiology labs and 700 open-heart surgeries each year. Few hospitals in the nation rival its suc cessful patient outcomes in the treatment of cardiac disease. For more information on the M ilestones in Cardiac Care at Maimonides , visit the w ebsite at\cardiac.

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try among members. In addition, some sa y the intr oduction of the F acebook f eature will no w help the bereaved learn mor e about the dec eased’s earlier f eelings about or gan donation. What often happens is that families fail t o consent to the release of organs for donation because they are uncertain, and r emain unconvinced, that their lo ved ones w ould ha ve want ed t o posthumously donate organs. Facebook may provide an informal confirmation of one’s decision on the matter.

In a statement published on May 1, CEO of Facebook M arc Z uckerberg and C OO Sher yl Sandberg coauthored a stat ement about the new project. “Today, more than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions mor e around the globe, ar e waiting f or the hear t, k idney or liver transplant that will sa ve their liv es,” the statement reads. “Many of those people – an average of 18 people per da y – will die waiting, because there simply aren’t enough organ donors to meet the need.” “Medical exper ts believ e that br oader awareness about or gan donation c ould go a

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ease their financial bur dens while still pr oviding an excellent level of care. For example , let ’s imag ine a sc enario where a family is suddenly in a crisis situation for their mother. They begin paying the bills not covered by insurances because all they want is for her to get well and come home. A hospital social worker suggests applying f or Medicaid but the family assumes they can ’t possibly apply because Dad has a retirement account, Mom has some CD ’s and t ogether they o wn a home . Either one of t wo outcomes can occur here: Outcome A) The f amily dips into their par ents’ money , liquidating assets . I f the stay is temporary, by the time Mom is home and well, there is a significant change in their parent’s fis-

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A transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a new and inno vative approach to the treatment of sev ere aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aor tic valve opening). I nstead of standar d open-hear t sur gery, a balloon catheter is plac ed in the f emoral ar tery and guided int o the hear t. A c ompressed hear t valve is then plac ed in the cathet er and po sitioned dir ectly inside the diseased aor tic valve. Once in position, the balloon is inflated to secure the valve in place. “TAVR is minimally invasive, with all the benefits that implies,” said Dr. Greg Ribakove, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides. “This



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AAA: Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples With Multiple Young Passengers The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a study this week showing a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in-vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash. he report, “Teen Driver R isk in Relation to A ge and Number of P assengers,” found that the likelihood of a 16- or 17-year-old driv er being k illed in a crash, per mile driv en, incr eases with each additional y oung passenger in the v ehicle. Compared to driving with no passengers , a 16- or 17-year-old driver’s fatality risk: Increases 44 percent when carrying one passenger y ounger than 21 (and no older passengers) Doubles when carr ying two passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers) Quadruples when carr ying thr ee or more passengers y ounger than 21 (and no older passengers) Conversely, carrying at least one passenger aged 35 or older cuts a t een driver’s risk of death b y 62 per cent, and risk of in volvement in any police-reported crash by 46 percent, highlighting the pr otective influenc e that parents and other adults have in the car. The study analyz ed data on crashes and the number of miles driv en by 16- and 17-year-olds t o assess the eff ect on a t een driver’s saf ety of ha ving passengers in the vehicle. Though widely ac cepted that passengers pose a risk, recent changes – such as the adoption b y most stat es of var ying pas-


senger r estrictions f or no vice teen drivers, and a substantial overall decline in t een traffic fatalities – beg the question of just how significant the risk is. Despite r ecent pr ogress, the new r eport c onfirms that carrying y oung passengers (under 21) is still a major risk fac tor f or 16and 17-year-old drivers. Crash data analyzed by the AAA Foundation found that in Illinois, between 2006-2010, ther e w ere 273 fatal crashes that in volved a 16-17 y ear-old driver. O f those crashes , 141 (52 per cent) fatal crashes happened when at least one other passenger under 21 was in the car with the teen driver. That number dr opped to 21 (8 percent) when ther e was at least one passenger over 21 in the car with the et en driver. “We k now that carr ying y oung passengers is a huge risk, but it’s also a preventable one,” said Beth M osher, director of public affairs for AAA Chicago. “These findings should send a clear message to families that parents can make their t eens saf er immediat ely b y refusing to allow them to get in the car with other young people, whether they’re behind the wheel or in the passenger seat.” “The c onnection bet ween carr ying

A newly released study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that, in a car being driven by a minor, the number of passengers under 21 (when no older passengers are present) has a substantial effect on the statistical likelihood of a fatal collision.

young passengers and incr eased fatal crash risk is clear , and placing appr opriate limits is a key par t of g raduated driv er lic ensing,” said Mosher. “By limiting the number of passengers that 16- and 17-y ear-old drivers can have in the car , these policies help ensur e that teens stay focused on the road and gain the experienc e they need t o bec ome saf e drivers. It’s critical, too, that par ents enforce the law and family rules that r estrict passengers and help keep their teens safe.” Additionally, g iven the sig nificant de crease in risk seen when adults 35 and older

were present, parents and guardians can also help protect novice teen drivers by spending more time in the car with them. AAA F oundation ur ges families t o c onsider these steps: Know the graduated driver licensing system for your state, and remember: even if the law doesn’t set a passenger limit, parents can Sign a par ent-teen driving ag reement that stipulates teens will not ride as passengers of t een driv ers without a par ent’s advance permission Provide transpor tation alt ernatives f or teens who honor that pledge Talk with other parents so they know the rules for your teen and will help enforce them Spend time as a passenger when y our teen is at the wheel. Your presence and your guidance help make your teen a safer driver Visit w f or r esources that can help t eens bec ome saf er drivers, including a par ent-teen driving agreement covering safety risks like passengers, cell-phone use and night driving AAA and the AAA F oundation for Traffic Safety ha ve long-standing c ommitments to impr oving t een driv er saf ety thr ough research and the dev elopment of scienc ebased tools and resources. For a copy of the study, or to learn more about our work in this focus area, visit For additional resources, visit www.TeenDriving. PR NEWSWIRE

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Peres Shuns El Al, Flies Air Canada Instead By JV Staff pparently, ev en Shimon P eres – de spite being the President of Israel – has his limits when it c omes t o lo yalty t o all things Israeli. The 88-y ear-old v eteran politician was willing to travel between countries on El Al, Israel’s national carrier, until he was informed that the airline demanded an ex tra $4,700 t o transpor t the o xygen

A Israeli President Shimon Peres rebuffed El Al for the exorbitant baggage fee it charges for transporting oxygen tanks on board.

tank that he is medically r equired t o take with him. Annoyed b y the hef ty baggage f ee f or such an essential it em, Peres contacted Air Canada, which – in addition t o offering him a less expensiv e ticket than El Al – t old the president that ther e w ould be no char ge whatsoever f or st oring the o xygen tank in the passenger cabin. P eres jumped at the economically advantageous off er, and immediately had his r epresentatives make his

overseas tra vel r eservations with Air C anada. Attempting t o r ectify the newly sundered r elationship with their c elebrated customer, El Al CEO Eliez er Shkedi phoned up the pr esident’s r esidence t o apolog ize, and offered to completely waive the nearly $5,000 fee for the essential medical devic e. Shkedi’s outreach was all for naught, however, as Peres had already purchased the tickets for himself and his aide from Air Canada.

British Airways Marks 80 Years of LondonTel Aviv Flights ritish Air ways is c elebrating 80 c onsecutive y ears of flights fr om L ondon to Tel Aviv. The London–Israel route was orig inally established in 1932 b y I mperial Airways, a British company that operated from 1924 t o 1939, mostly t o British imperial colonies. In 1939, Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. merged into a single British national airline , the pr edecessor t o t oday’s British Airways. The original flights t o Israel w ere flown on a S cipio S17 plane that landed dir ectly on the S ea of G alilee. Once the plane land-


ed, passengers w ere transferred to land via small boats. To reach their final destination, passengers also had t o endur e train rides and several overnight stays. The entire journey, which can now be completed in under five hours, took five days. Today, British Air ways operat es t wo flights daily from Tel Aviv to London on Boeing 767 and 777 planes . A ccording t o Yael Katan, the airline ’s c ommercial manager in Israel, out of 33 million passengers w orldwide, mor e than 250,000 passengers flew the Tel Aviv–London route last year. ISRAEL HAYOM COURTESY OF JOINTMEDIA NEWS SERVICE

British Airways this week is celebrating eight decades of flights between London and Tel Aviv.


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Academy A ward winner and Israeli-born actress Natalie P ortman r eturned t o the land of her bir th with her fianc é (now, husband) Benjamin Millepied and newborn son Aleph, where they went to the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, and sev eral sites within Jerusalem, including the Mahane Yehuda Market and the Western Wall. Popular musicians spent time in Israel , both t o t our and f or r ecreation. C anadian pop star Justin Bieber , who r ecently r eleased a video f or his hit song “Boyfriend,” played t o a sold- out Ha yarkon P ark in Tel Aviv and visited holy sites as well as playing pick up basketball with local kids and taking a scooter around the Tel Aviv coast. Legendary hard rock singer and f ormer Black Sab bath frontman Ozzy Osbourne also played to fans at Ha yarkon P ark. He visit ed with his wife and spent time during his first ev er trip to Israel at the Western Wall, Church of the Holy S epulchre, and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. He said, “We were very pleased to have the opportunity to come to Israel and visit the holy sites in the Old City.” U2 lead singer Bono spent some time in Israel on vacation, going to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Jerusalem, the last of which he described as “a great city.” Several other celebrities also spent time in Israel during the past year. These include Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons, New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire, the cast of F ox hospital drama House , fashion designer Zach Posen, Homeland actress Claire Danes , quirk y film dir ector pair the Coen Br others, Ent ourage ac tor Kevin

Holocaust oc cupied his ex ternal en vironment. The Holocaust, specifically , struck a personal chor d, as man y of S endak’s relatives perished in the mass tragedy. Owing t o his experienc es, S endak avowed to give his readers an informed view of what the w orld w ould ha ve in store for them. “I refuse to lie to children,” he once told The Guar dian, ac cording t o the Daily News. Raised in Bensonhurst, S endak graduated from Lafayette High School in 1946. “It is in me ,” he t old the Daily News about Brooklyn—his borough of birth— in 2000. “My Brooklyn is totally internalized.” Sendak liv ed with his par tner, Dr . E ugene Glynn, until the latt er’s death in 2007. In memoriam, Sendak donated $1 million to

Heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne has also taken time to visit the Jewish State. The former Black Sabbath frontman played for fans at Hayarkon Park, and found time to visit the Kotel, important Christian sites, and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Incidentally, “Black Sabbath” is another term for Shabbat Chazon, the Sabbath preceding the traditional Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av.

Connelly, Spider-man star Tobey Maguire, former f ootball pla yer and t elevision personalities, Frank and Ka thie L ee Giff ord, French ac tress Charlotte R ampling, and comedian Sarah Silverman. Israel c ontinues to be a top travel spot, as Madonna has chosen to start her upcoming world tour in Israel with a date in Tel Aviv’s Ramat Gan Stadium at the end of May.

the Jewish Boar d of F amily and Childr en’s Services, where Glynn practiced. Sendak is not sur vived by any immediate family members.

A scene from one of Sendak's most popular children's books: "Where the Wild Things Are"

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“The P rice is R ight,” a game sho w wher e contestants guess the price of an item, with the closest guesser winning the it em, is showcased for an hour on CBS ev ery weekday. The first sho ws began airing in 1956, the same year “To Tell the Truth,” another of Stewart’s brainchildr en, debut ed. On this show, a panel of celebs attempts to find the honest man among thr ee who claim t o be the same individual.

“Password” was born in 1961, in which a t eam c omposed of a c eleb and civilian exchange one-word clues to lead the other to the c orrect one -word answer. The show appeared in diff erent forms over the y ears; “The $10,000 Pyramid ,” “The $25,000 Pyramid,” and “The $100,000 Pyramid ” debuted at later times. Stewart’s wif e, Sara Abramo witz St ewart, died in 1990. He is sur vived by his sons: Sande, Barry, and David.

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Playoffs Continue to Heat up in NYC In this week’s edition we get back into the playoff action lives of the Knicks and Rangers on their respective journeys to a title. The Knicks head home desperately looking for a win after losing the first two games in Miami, while the Rangers head to Washington after splitting first two contests at Madison Square Garden. see-saw battle throughBy Aron Nafisi, RT fter the K nicks got blo wn out b y the Heat in the series opener , game t wo wasn’t nec essarily one t o wat ch either as N Y shot just 32% and f ell t o Miami 104-94. The K nicks headed home in a must win situation t o pr event going down 0-3 in the series t o the Heat. K nicks super star Amar ’e Stoudemire was unavailable for game three after sustaining a hand injury after punching a fir e extinguisher in the game t wo loss in M iami. G ame thr ee was tied at 19 after the first quarter, and the Heat were up b y 2 points af ter three periods. But Miami just proved to be too much for the K nicks b y out-sc oring N Y 29-14 in the final period and cruising t o an 87-70 victory. The loss ga ve M iami a c ommanding 3-0 lead, and stamped the Knicks in the record books as they set an NBA mark with their 13th straight playoff loss. The Knicks came int o game f our down 0-3 in the series and k nowing v ery w ell that no team in NBA history has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win a series. The Knicks got some great news before tipoff as Stoudremire announced that he will give it a go in game four. As for the game, it was a


out, the game sa w 12 lead changes and 11 ties. E very quar ter was tight, ev ery pla y was crucial, and ev ery possession was critical . But at the end , the K nicks showed they w eren’t ready for summer vacation yet as NY’s other superstar Carmelo Anthony came up huge, exploding f or 41 points . The K nicks t wo superstars c ombined for 61 points t o propel the K nicks t o a 89-87 win, as D wayne Wade’s pot ential series winning 3 point er at the buzzer was just short. The other G arden tenant the N Y Rangers, ar e mak ing some serious noise during their 2012 pla yoff run. N Y which had locked up the number one seed in the east, but needed sev en games t o get past the Senators in round one. After winning game seven of the first round, the Rangers set up a dat e with the hot Washington C apitals who had just k nocked off the def ending champion Bost on Bruins in sev en games themselves. The Two t eams split the first two games of the series at Madison Square Garden. Game three turned out t o be one for the ages , as it needed thr ee overtime’s

Things are really heating up at Madison Square Garden, as the Rangers are just one win away from the conference finals, and the Knicks came back in game four of their series with a nail-biting 89-87 win.

to decide the out come. The winning goal was scored by Marian Gaborik at 12:14 am the nex t morning t o end the triple o vertime thriller and g ive the Rangers a 2-1 se ries lead. Game f our was another close one as both t eams w ent back and f orth trading goals. The C apitals sc ored first when their super star Alex O vechkin f ound the back of the net midwa y through the first period on a slap shot for a 1-0 lead. The Blue Shirts struck back t o star t the sec ond period when Artem Anisimov’s wrist shot tied the game just 70 sec onds in. Just t en minutes later, the C apitals N icklas Backstr om ga ve

Washington the lead with his sec ond goal of the pla yoffs. But the R angers answ ered back, with less than f our minut es r emaining in the second period when game three star M arian G aborik lit up the lamp t o tie the game. The third period was a tight one as the crowd sensed another possible overtime in this thrilling series . But with about six minut es lef t, the C apitals’ M ike Gr een snuck one past R angers superstar goalies Henrik Lundqvist to give Washington a 3-2 lead which turned out t o be the decisiv e game winner. With the series all k notted up at t wo, a crucial game fiv e was on tap at M adison Square Garden on Monday night and it was a close one . The rangers came out firing away as Anton Stralman got the scoring going with a slap shot goal midwa y through the first period. The Rangers lead lasted till late in the second period when Brooks Laich of the Capitals scored to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the third period. Less than five minutes into the third period, Capitals player John Carlson struck on a power play goal to take a 2-1 lead. As the clock ticked away, the Garden crowd anticipated another de feat. But a miracle oc curred when R angers superstar Brad R ichard squeaked one past the C apitals goalie t o tie the game with just seven seconds remaining. In over time and with new lif e, M arc Staal slapped in a power play goal just 90 seconds in the extra period for the win. The Rangers pulled out a miracle , the cr owd w ent wild , and N Y is now one win a way from advancing t o the conference finals!



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Lowey and Engel Urge Olympic Committee to Reconsider Refusal to Honor Munich Victims New York Lawmakers Announce Congressional Resolution and Release Letter to IOC Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last Thursday to reconsider its refusal to honor Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics with a minute of silence at the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremonies. he murder of 11 Israeli athlet es by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics was a tragedy that r everberated far bey ond the G ames,” said Congresswoman Lowey, R anking Democrat on the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. “It is nec essary, important, and right to hold a minute of silence in recognition of the victims. The continued refusal of the International Olympic Committee to honor the memories of these victims is unfathomable, and I ur ge the IOC t o reconsider its decision. “The mur der of 11 Israeli athlet es and coaches can no longer be ig nored b y the International Olympic C ommittee. I t’s time that the IOC set aside a moment of silence to remember all of the victims,” said Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “I urge the IOC to reconsider its appalling decision and st op standing in the way of an appr opriate, solemn r ecognition


of the horr or which bef ell the Games 40 years ago.” Lowey and Engel announced their int ention t o introduce a r esolution in the U.S. House of Repr esentatives calling on the IOC to honor the Munich 11, and r eleased the text of a lett er t o be sent directly to the IOC ur ging reconsideration of the decision. Family members of vic tims of the 1972 Munich massacr e like Ankie Spitzer and community or ganizations like Jewish Community Center (JCC) Rockland launched an online petition ur ging IOC t o honor the victims with a minute of silence at the L ondon 2012 opening ceremonies that has gained more than 20,000 signatures.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Business Opportunity 7070

HUGE PROFITS - Turn Key net. 60K per yr - Grand floor oppty. Work 3hrs/per wk. Super hot industry seeking innovative entrepreneurs. Call to see if you qualify. Investments req. $4750. 1-888-748-7383


NY STATE ALBANY COUNTY Less than 1 mile to airport 8 acres For Sale or lease. Call John (518) 274-8277 FA


INVESTMENT LOTTERY INDUSTRY POTENTIALLY EARN MILLIONS, 6 year old company solely owns multiple granted U.S. patents. Lottery vendor seeks to acquire patent rights quickly. High 20% ROI for 5 years. Serious inquires only, Contact Andrew: 954577-9431 Email: alottostrategy@gmail. com

PERPETUAL MOTION Free energy-zero emissions for 100% energy after five (5) phenomena 200% output. The result will save the world. The price asked for this Invention is reasonable. You have only to provide me with your credentials to attend demonstration of this service. 514 932-9099 fa

7070 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Experience Real Estate Investment Co. for info call 646-543-5601 paying extremely high terms stc






7070 DOCTOR SEEKS PRIVATE LOAN FOR $120K to re-open medical practice. 24% return paid monthly. Principals only. Call: 855-333-2246 MK


7070 Business lease for sale located im prime Kings Highway Jewish Neighborhood Store for a discount variety or grocery store. Sale includes 2 oen fridges walk in fridge = 4 door fridge + store fix tures. Low rent $1800 5 year lease Make offer 917-250-4016 stc




ATTN BUILDERS!!! 263 fully approved lots Needs infrastructure $9000 per lot. Great for rentals 732-887-9650 stc 7070

Allenhurst NJ 9% interest and first mortgage on my Allenhurst home for a 5 yr. loan of $500,000. I will pay closing costs. Call (732) 4939393 FA 7070



Make Money at Music Meca at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri with 4.2M Visitors a Year. Huge Amphitheater on 74 Acres. Prime Location for Development . Two (2) Apartments & Two (2 )Cabins. Western Town, 14,000 SQ FT Stage, Hollywood Style Dressing Rooms, 100 Bathrooms, Parking for 6,000 & MUCH MORE! OWNER WILL TRADE/ FINANCE. FOR SALE BY OWNER AT $2.9M. CONTACT (573) 216-7000. RW 7070




Sale Mineral Rights +/- 1,428 acre parcel Shark Island, coastal Iberia Parish, LA. Vermillion Bay, Weeks’ Island area. $7.5K per acre or offer. Details: MK

7070 6 - 12 % ROI – SECURED APT-UNITS: 1st MORT, 100K, 6% IN, 12% YLD. 2YRS, 68% LTV or Factor Rent Rolls: A/R , 15K – 100K, 6% IN, 1YR CPA LOCKBOX airstreamg5@yahoo. com (800)859-5128 RW

7070 ORANGE COUNTY Excellent Investment Opportunities for properties or users, Restaurant Storage Lockers, Liquor Store, Diner, Car Washes, Farms Store, Office Rentals, Warehouses & Space, Commercial & Residential. Lots, Catering Hall & Houses. 845-692-4476 or 845343-0841. Lust Real Estate MK




7060 MODERN ASSISTED LIVING FACTILITY FOR SALE Currently Licensed for 22 Built in 2002 with Construction 3,877 Acres. Five (5) Minutes from Lexington, Virginia. Operating at Full Capacity. Gross Income $845K. Contact (540)319-9878. RW



7070 SAVE ON YOUR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION OCEAN AIR LAND Contact Us For A Proposal PRICING@GO4LILY.COM 888-464-5459 WWW.SHIPLILLY.COM MK 7070 Kosher market for sale. Excellent location in Miami beach. Low rent and brand new equipment fully stocked. For details 305-528-1246 stc 7070 Investor Needed Private 1st Mortgage Request 6.5% Interest Only 4 Unit Apt Bldg $160,000 9 Unit Apt Bldg $350,000 19 Unit Apt Bldg $900,000 Earn 6.5% interest only on your money. Your money is secured by income apartment rentals in Class A locations. Monthly payments Directly Deposited to your account monthly. Call property owner @ 305-764-1669 MK

OWNER FINANCING MICHIGAN- Multifamily Portfolio. 502 Units. Garden Style Apartments, Brick Buildings. Management in Place Contact Bobby 914 403-7188 FA


Earn $40K or 40% More in 2012 Turn $150/month investment into $750+/week income! Tired of talking yourself out of GREAT opportunities? Our program is guaranteed! Get paid by 10th of next month. MUST visit before calling! 888-754-5368 MK 7070

BUSINESS OPPURTUNITY/ BOX&BOLDED/7070 OROVILLE Benchers Inc. developer MAI Appraisel 2 and a half million New zones approximately 6-8 months will be mixed use which increases the value of the property 20 units per acre new zoning everything ready to go waiting for the rezoning of the total county. Interested investors please contact. Leon Mayer (510) 352-7887 FA 7070 Newly renovated glatt kosher restaurant for sale. Great location heart of midwood. Take out/sit in. great opportunity! Serious inquiries only. Call 917-642-2077 stc

Business Opportunity Northeast PHILADELPIA Great location, 80 miles to New York 20,000 sf building + additional 1 acre + 60 parking spaces. Fully rented, generating great revenue . Moving to Florida- must see! Some financing available.Sacrifice $1.9M Cell (267) 939-1714 FA 7070

INTERNET PHONE SERVICE starting at $3.79 monthly. Business, residential, full service, full featured. Free calling card. New or existing phone number. 800-657-5314 or stc 7070

7070 SOLID 20-YEAR BUSINESS WITH UPSIDE Located in Major North Carolina City. Owners TRULY Retiring. Great Location – Longtime Employees Confidentiality Agreement Required Includes Property – Not Food. Asking Price $2.5M Broker (252) 646-8481. RW

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 7070 BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY Oroville Benchers Inc. Developer MAI Appraisel 2 and half million new zones approximately 6-8 months will be mixed, use which increases the value of the property. Everything ready to go waiting for the rezoning of the total county. Interested investors. Please contact Leon Mayer. (510) 352-7887 FA 7070 PARTNERS WANTED 2 yr old thoroughbred race horse, good looking, well bred, ready to run soon. ½ $7,500. Call (609) 234-8699. FA

College looking for vendor to provide kosher pre-packaged sandwiches and salads at multiple locations. Must have existing business experience. Can be either through vending machines or on-site salesperson. Call Robyn at 212-463-0400 ext. 5155. MK 7070

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Business To Buy Or Sell Riverdale Prime Location Retail 600 To 2,400 Sf 235 St. & Johnson Ave. Immediate Occupancy Adjacent To Subway, Pizza Store, Starbucks, Cvs Near All Transportation. For complete details contact 212 319-3458 W235@nyreservices. com FA




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SEEKING PRIVATE 400K LOAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NO BANKS 1ST Mortgage Guar. Bldg. Asses 960K Gl 300K Exp 159K Includes Salaried Licensed Operator. Same Owner 10 + Years. Contact (908)9173295 RW CAPITAL TO INVEST COLLATERAL NOTE OFFERED UPB: $10M, Pledged: $10.5M SBA 504 Loan Pool YTM: 4.62% Term: 365/360 Implied Rating: AAA. Inquiries: strategies@ Contact (626) 577-9941 ext #2. RW 7070 Do you have 10 hrs a week youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to make productive? Learn to operate a MiniOďŹ&#x192;ce Outlet from home. Free online training, ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours and great income. Ask for Miriam. FA 7070 SHOPPING PLAZA WITH FIVE (5) ACRES. ONLY 10 YEARS OLD ON MAJOR HIGHWAY & INTERSTATE. OWNER RETIRING & MUST SELL! CONTACT (256) 390-8695 FOR MORE INFORMATION RW 7070 BUSINESS CONNECTIONS: NYC Licensed ElectricianLooking for Partnership or AďŹ&#x192;liation with Electric Contractor Engaged in or Starting Business in NYC . Day (347) 992-1370 / Evening (718) 339-7652RW







For Sale by Owner/ NYC/ Brand St./Lower East Side 2 bdrms, 1000 sq ft. co-op; renovated Ktchn and bthrm, walk in closets, balcony. Gym and laundry ,24 hr. security, elevator, grdn and playground $545k. Call (646) 673-5078. FA

APT FOR 187th St., Near Yeshiva University, Very large room, furnished. Dimitrios Please speak very clearly 212-740-8656 8-11 am / 4-10 pmmk



1050 Morningside Heights co-op for sale renov specious . 1BR kosher EIK great light walk to shuls Columbia University modern ďŹ tness center, classes, health services, closets security 24/7 $425K Call owner: 646-373-5545 HARLEM CONDO for SALE 3 bed, 2 bath, backyard, $555K For more info and pics Call 646-246-7568 or email: sbarnes1231@


Office/ Commercial/ Business For Rent 1090


MANHATTAN HEART OF TIMES SQAURE Beautiful new prof. ofc. Space. Exc. Price. Everything incl. Brand new suites, 2 conference rms. Starting at $1000 212-267-7342 MK 1090

1060 NY Apt for Rent. Wall St Area waterfront renov 1 BR w/ balcony, lux hi rise condo. 24 hr doorman, all amenities, $3700mo. Owner 973-540-0220



Apartment For Sale 2045 Brooklyn 2045 Ocean Parkway/ Parkville Sponsor sale. No board approval. Large 1BR, EIK, hardwood Floors. Near al. $643.09. maintenance. $139K negotiable. Call 516-605-0500 stc

ocean parkway/foster (bold) spacious 2BR and co-op for sale. 2 baths terrace 24 hour doorman. ALSO for rent or sale 1 and 2 br coops call 347-439-8281 stc 2045

2045 SUKKAH?ESROG STORE FOR RENT A-1 Flatbush Location corner store available for sukkah esrog .only serious inquiries call 917-440-2566 stc

Apt for sale/Bklyn 1500 OceanParkway#2L Prime Location! Super Spacious (approx 1200 sf ). Sunny 2 Bed/2 Full Bath Corner Apt w/EIK. Formal dining Room, Lots of Closets, and Charming Prewar Detail. Live in Super. Well Maintained Coop Bldg. Pretty Tree-Top Views. Price $330,000. Call Beth Kenkel 917 543-2115 FA


1500 OCEAN PARKWAY #2L Prime Location! Super spacious (approximately 1200 s.f. ) sunny 2BR/ 2BTH Corner apt with EIK, Formal Dining Room , Lots of closets and charming pre-war detail. Live in super. Well maintained co-op building Pretty Top views. Price $330,000 Call Beth Kenkel 917-543-2115 bky stc 2045

CO-OPS FOR SALE 2045 ocean parkway/ Flatbush-Brooklyn avenue L mint L shaped College 2835 Bedford studio with sleeping Ave-2 bedroom, alcove. Owner will $239,000 hold private mortgage. 3500 Snyder Ave-2 Owner relocating bedroom, $150,000 $59.9K Large JR 4 2BR LOST 3320 Ave H-1bedroom, $149K, mint condition $139,000 YOUR JOB? 1BR with manhattan 3220 Ave H-1 view $129K Luxury 24 Looking for a bedroom,$169,000 hour doorman building 2515 Glenwood Rd-1 with pool an d CAC New Career? bedroom, $169,000 maintenance includes 387 Ave S-Junior 4 all utilities. Close to $199.000 THE transportation and 40 Clarkson Ave-2 shopping . call JEWISH VOICE bedroom. $309,000 stc 718-375-1920 HAS JOB Robert Ni colleti 917 OPPORTUNITIES 679-2685 2045 ocean parkway/ Douglas Elliman RE FA Avenue M sunny mint 1br LOW MAINTENANCE 2045 BKLYN CO -OP FOR $165k MINT DOORMAN SALE BUILDING WITH SHEEPSHEAD BAY/ GARDEN AREA. CLOSE MARINE PARK 2170 TO TRANSPORTATION Brigham St AND SHOPPING. Best 100% Co-op. 4.5 realty group Room, 2 BR Co-op , 718-375-1920 STC Kitchen with Window, Granite Counter-tops & 2045 ocean parkway/ Backsplash, Porcelain parkville ave sponsor Tile Flr, Dishwasher, sale no board approval Microwave, Ceramic Tile large 1BR EIIK Bathroom with Window hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors near all Hdwd Flrs. Asking maintenance $643.09 $176K asking $149K Owner (917) 682-3817 fa 516-605-0500 stc 2045

MANHATTAN YESHIVA UNIVERSITY 2,000 square feet commercial space. Perfect for kosher restaurant or kosher gym. Call AZI 516-374-6080 ext 219 or email stc 1090



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CAPITAL WANTED NEW CHINESE & ENGLISH ZODIAC CASINO TABLE GAME. Investor Needed with Casino Connections. Easy and Exciting Game to Play. Contact (917)279-9955 RW 7080

7080 CAPITAL WANTED WANTED: TWO $500 MIL DOLLAR Bank Guarantees From a Major World Bank to Develop a Technology Company and a Major Real Estate Project. Contact Shyamchetal@ Phone: (510) 366-1884 RW


Apartment For Rent 1050 MANHATTAN MANHATTAN APARTMENTS Studio/1-2-3 Bedrooms East Side/West Side Financial Dist/Flat Iron Dist/Harlem Starting at $1750. E Blake ATMACK 866-286-2251 xt 122 ernestine@atmack. com MK 1060

BKLYN CO -OP FOR SALE SHEEPSHEAD BAY/ MARINE PARK 2170 Brigham St 100% Co-op. 4.5 Room, 2 BR Co-op , Kitchen with Window, Granite Counter-tops & Backsplash, Porcelain Tile Flr, Dishwasher, Microwave, Ceramic Tile Bathroom with Window Hdwd Flrs. Asking $176K Owner (917) 682-3817 fa 2045

Manhattan/Sutton Place $1.25million create second kitchen (bold) 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor condo 2-3 bedrooms/2 baths plus oďŹ&#x192;c e alcove web# 1131852 Richelle Spindell 917-846-2684 1050

Room for RENT 187th St., near Yeshiva University. Very large room, furnished. Dimitrios 212-740-8656 Please speak very clearly. 8-11 AM 4-10 PM MK 1060

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2045 Ocean Parkway/ Parkville Ave sponsor sale. No Board approval. Large 1 BR EIK, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, near all. Maintenance. $643.09 asking $139K. 516-605-0500 stc 2045 PROSPECT PARK SOUTH Beautiful 3 Bdrm 2 Bth Condo, Pre-War, Price for Quick Sale. Call Owner 516-537-8157 MK

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REAL ESTATE 2045 DUMBO, BKLYN Magnificent oversized loft 4-5BR, 3.5BTHs 3,300 +/- sf High ceilings 23 large windows must see $2.995M Tom Doyle 212-431-2474 web:0135655 SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/ NYC stc

Financial/Legal ABANDON ALL BILLS Low fee Bankruptcy Free Consultations Weissman Law Offices 732 925-6090 718 450-7200 2045 Ave I / East 29th Street spacious 2 BR apt mostly jewish elevator building. Large kitchen LR, DR, huge master BR, renovated bathroom w/d excel location near subway shops, shuls, etc $220K negotiable can sublease call 718-419-7044 stc

Co-op For Sale/ Bklyn 2045 2000 sq ft. three large bedrooms, 2 full baths. Full EIK with windows in the kitchen and bathroom. 8 closets and fully remodeled high end. Ocean Ave & S, top floor, elevator building. (917) 744-3256. FA, Apt For Sale/ Bklyn 1500 Ocean Parkway #2L Prime Location. Super Spacious (approx 1200 sq ft). Sunny 2 Bed/2 Full Bath CORNER Apt w/ EIK, Formal Dining Room, Lots of Closets, and Charming Prewar Detail. Live-in Super, Well Maintained Coop Bldg. Pretty Tree-Top Views. Price $330,000. Call Beth Kenkel 917 543-2115 FA


2020 Avenue T/ West 4th 1BR walk in apt newly remodeled. Fully renovated, tiles like new kitchen move in condition. 1 bedroom, 1 bath with parking and backyard asking 1600/ mo near shopping and transportation. 728-373-3024 stc

East 2th and Avenue I Detached 1 family 4brs and 2in basement. Large EIK, private parking. Asking $789K Agent 347-414-2940 stc 2020

2020 630 78th St., Bay Ridge. Quiet, residential block. 2-fam brick att. Home 3BR over 2 BR, full bsmnt w/2-car gar. $580K 718-833-2400 MK 2010 MIDWOOD all electric dreamhouse nestled between 2 outdoor swimming pools with mechitzahs, 5BRs, fi nished basement, etc. no oil or gas. Private garage with 6 car drive. Near all. 40 x 100 $1.55million. 718-871-0580 stc

Great brick 2 family used as 1 family Detached 40 x 100 mint condition 4BR. Call JOYCE COHEN 917-7213438 C-21ADVISORS REALTY Open House - Weds, Feb 1st from 6pm-8pm & Sun, Feb 5th from 11am-1pm. 1642 East 24th Street b/w P&Quentin. stc 2020

Avenue K/ East 18th Street corner house 2nd floor 2 entrances. 2 small BRs, gorgeous wood floors, huge LR/ DR. New fridge and washer dryer. Small porch. 2 blocks to Touro college $41750 + 1 month security. Heat included. References required. Available now. Lv msg. stc 2020

House For Sale Brooklyn House For Sale in SEAGATE Modern 2 Fam, Det. Cape Style home on 60 X 100 lot 3 Bd/4 Bd Duplex LR, DR 2 full Ba. Stunning tenant apt w New Kit, 1 Bd, Walk in Closet. Great for Mother/Daughter. Call Kim @ Coldwell Banker Midplaza 718-646-3600 MK


Boro Park 3 family semi attached with carport. Near shops/ transportation Preapproved buyers only. Call owner No Brokers 718-974-9845 stc 2020

OCEAN PARKWAY/ AVE L Mint L shaped studio with sleeping alcove. Owner will hold $20K private mortgage\ Owner relocating $59,900ALSO Mint 1BR with new kitchen and anhattan view $129,000 ALSO Large JR4/2BR on low floor $149,000 Luxury 24hour doorman building with pool and CAC Maintenance includes all utilities. Close to transportation and shopping BEST REALTY GROUP 718375-1920 ALSO OCEAN PARKWAY/AVE M Sunny mint 1BR with ow maintenance. $165,000 Mint doorman building with garden area. Close to transportation and shopping. BEST REALTY GROUP 718-375-1920 stc 2020

2020 East 36th Street/ KingsHighway 1 family semi detached home. 3BR duplex fully furnished basement. Excellent condition private garage ask $575K. GOSEN PROPERTIES 718-484-7472 stc 2020 MIDWOOD PARK OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-3 pm 701 east 17th street Perfect block spacious original details 5BR 2 BTHS large LR, DR fireplace 718-282-3141 stc


630 78th St., Bay Ridge Quiet residential block, 2-fam brick att. Home 3BR over 2BR, full bsmnt w/2 car gar. $850K 718-833-2400 MK 2020

2020 Gravesend FOR SALE 2 Family semi detached. Low West Streets. Shared Driveway. Large yard, finished basement, driveways for 2cars. Convenient location by Avenue T. Shopping and close to bus & subway. Could easily be a large 1 Family. Must be sold! Best Offer! Call Frank ERA TOP SERVICE REALTY 718-333-0070 2020 HOUSE FOR SALE BKLYN/ Marine Park. One Family, 3 bed, 2 bath, Pvt. Driveway garage backyard. Call Owner for appt, Leave message 718 376-5113 FA

East 23rd/ Avenue S Beautiful 1 family detached 3 bedroom near shul. By owner. No brokers. $675K OBO must sell! 305-751-0412 stc

2020 Midwood: OPEN HOUSE Sunday 10/17, 2-4:30pm, 1503 East 22nd St. Detached 1 family with office, 5 BR, 3 bth, kosher kitchen, parking broker 917-912-8669

Ave L/ E.32: Excellent condition, 3 BR, 1 ¾ baths, modern kitchen, LR, DR, fin bsmt, gar, new vinyl siding, all Anderson windows. Asking $510K. Call James 718-938-3326 2020

2050 PRE-SCHOOL FOR SALE: Marine Park area. Amazing opportunity. Licensed, equipped, all set to go for this year. Call today 201898-8977



2020 Midwood/ Marine Park. Ultra modern s/det brk, fin bsmt, 3BR duplex, $735K. Legal 2F. 917-748-7780 bkr 2020 Marine Park: Low East 30’s S/D, 1 farm, 3 BR duplex, master bath, full DR, full DR, Kosher EIK, finished bsmt w/full bath, C/A Mic, no brokers. 718637-1386

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 2040

2040 OFFICE FOR RENT: Corner building, lower east street. Avenue U, bright sunny 2nd floor. Heat & Electric included $500/mo 718-797-3880

Offic e Space Wanted/ Bklyn Adult evening Italian language program seeks a rental/share Space for a 12 week Language program. Call 718 597-7545 or emailejacedward@ FA


House for sale/ BKLYN, Marine Park. One Family. 3 bed, 2 bath, Pvt. Driveway garage backyard. Call owner for apt Leave message. 718 376-5113 2020 BUYING, SELLING, OR REFINANCING YOUR HOUSE, COOP, OR CONDO? CALL NOAH D. COHEN ESQ. REAL ESTATE LAWYER “Reasonable Fees, Excellent Results Since 1982” 728 Avenue U – Brooklyn, NY 718-575-6248 917-575-6248

2040 Rockaway Beach Great Locale. Good business opportunity near schools, restaurants and express bus stop. Terms negotiable. Year round. Secured. Approximately 850 square foot heated. Owner M-F 9am-2pm 718-261-5381 stc 2040 Kings Hwy/ E 9th: 2nd Flr, corner building, 18 x 24. 750sf, c/9 $1800. Also 18x24 430sf $1,000. Izzy 917-533-7889

Avenue U/East 4th St: Concession space available together with Love to Dress, behind Coquette Kids. Call owner: 917-913-0000 GRAVESEND: New const 1000sf, full bth, adjacent to physical therapy ofc, ideal for medical. 718-382-8881 2040

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 2050 Brooklyn


East 7th Street/ Ave T: Modern elevator building, 1 BR, windowed kitchen and bath, low floor, shabbot entrance, price $189K. Call owner 917-751-7974


HOUSE FOR RENT/ BKLYN/ Mansion For Rent $18,900mo (Rent half the house for $9,500) Stunning, direct Waterfront Home Manhattan Beach, 6 bdrms, newly renov, 9 car driveway, and 3000 feet of Prv waterfront Promenade soaring views of the Atlantic Ocean from all rooms! Owner 917 626-2996. Even if your families from Ocean Parkwaythis is a once in lifetime experience. fa

Boro Park. 2 lots 2041-9 57th street 90 x 85 approximately with house. Excellent investment opportunity. Zoned for multi by owner 2.6million 516-798-7445 stc 2050

Kings Highway East 9th St 2nd floor coner office space for rent new c/a 18x42, 750 sf, $1800. Also 18x24 430 sf $1000 Izzy 917-533-7889


Offic e/Studio for rent corner building lower east street Ave U bright sunny 2nd floor Heat and electric included $500 a month. Space also available on a daily or weekly basis. Call Lily 917-579-0966 DBH


BROOKLYN 7500 sf of buildings plus 3250 s of land for rent. 2 drive ins, hi ceilings. Available immediately. Call 718-437-3599 stc McDonald Ave / Bay Pkwy & Ave J: 20x50 commercial gar. Hi ceilings, overhead door, suitable for storage, auto repair, etc. My zone $12,500 A&E Included. Call 718-258-4222

Boro Park, 13th Ave: Top location, professional offic es for rent. 2000sf and 1400sf for rent, elevator building and parking. 718-438-3736 2050

House For Rent 2035 Brooklyn


New Williamsburg area medical offic e for rent. Approximately 4,000-5,000 square feet call 718-633-0602 stc 2040

Ocean Ave. Street level Medical Office. 718-236-3199 2035

2035 East 23rd street/ave R 1 family house. 4BR, 2BTH and offic e and attic. LR, DR, finished basement. Waher/dryer. Driveway, backyard. MIC. No broker. 718-759-4177 stc

Boro Park Parkville Ave 1BR, 3 rooms, 4 family house. 1st floor front. Near shoprite, F train and buses, heat, water and gas included. 347-672-0874, 917-662-6456 stc 2010

MILL BASIN Luxury apt building Nearly renovated. Near transportation. Studio, 1, 2, or 3 BRs. Parking Avalable. 718-209-1227 stc 2010

2010 E 29th St btwn Av P & Kings Highway, 3Bd, K & Dinette, Formal DR & LR, Heat & Hot water included, No Pets, No Washer or Drying Credit check a must. 718-338-2361 MK


Apartment For Rent 2010


4 room walk in office separate entrance, suit for offic e or professional. Available June 1. ALSO 5 room office lite and bright nice layout. Available June 1. Call owner 917-319-2111 stc


Midwood: 1325 East 29th St, Stylish, 3 BR colonial with both classical & Contemporary updates. Large rooms at a spacious interior. Accentuate this lovely home. Close to all shopping & houses of worship. Century 21 AMIABLE 718-479-5600

2040 OFFICE for Rent/ Bklyn SHEEPSHEAD BAY 2323 Ave U 2nd floor, 1,600 sq ft Good for lawyers, Doctors, etc. $2,500/mo Small store: $1,000/mo Rachel 718 934-1813 Russo 917 755-6012 FA

AVE J: Medical space available. Call owner 718-998-6832


GRAVESEND: East 2nd/ Ave S: Detached large 2 family brick,, basement, 2 car gar. Attached lot Owner 914-552-3126

Avenue U/East 4th: Office for rent in the heart of the Sephardic Community. Avenue U/ East 4th Street, 2nd Floor. Call 917-913-0000




HOUSE FOR RENT/ BKLYN Mansion For Rent $18,900mo (Rent half the house for $9,500) Stunning, direct Waterfront Home Manhattan Beach, 6 bdrms, newly renov, 9 car driveway, and 3000 feet of Prv waterfront Promenade soaring views of the Atlantic Ocean from all rooms! Owner 917 626-2996. Even if your families from Ocean Parkwaythis is a once in lifetime experience. fa 2035

2040 Warehouse for rent Next to Brooklyn Navy Yard Across Steiner Studio. 10,000 sq ft. or 5000 sq. ft. with over head door, street level . Call (718) 686-6666 FA



House for sale 1320 Avenue N 2 Fam House, detached, 3 Bdrms, 4 baths, CAC. Prime Location, center of Flatbush. Call 718 998-2767 FA

2040 Williamsburg ground floor street level. 10,000 square feet or part. For warehouse manufacture or store. Call 718-686-6666 stc

Brooklyn CROWN HEIGHTS St Marks , extra lrg studio in Brownstone Vlg. Newly renov, nr shops & transp, references req’d. $975 mo. Includes heat. Owner 917873-5561 MK


2010 Apt for Rent/ Bklyn WILLIAMSBURG, 2 Br., Hdwood floors, utilities inc. $1450 renovated , shares ok. No Fee (718) 783-0060. FA

Boro Park 53rd Street, Fort Hamilton Pkwy at 9th Ave 4BRs, 1.5BTHS, 2nd floor, non-smoker. No pets. Call 347-2415845 or EVES: 718-435-4133 stc

Room for Rent/ 2010/ Bklyn Room for rent $750.00, Styvesant Heights “First, last, security deposit” backround and credit check. Available now. Call (646) 577-0001. FA CO-OP FOR SALE $175 2BR 1 BATH CO-OP 144 B. 121 ST BEACH BLOCK BY OWNER NO BOARD APPROVAL CAN BE IN BEFORE SUMMER ENDS 650 SQ FT 11 WINDOWS HIGH CEILINGS WOODEN FLOORS GALLERY KITCHEN WITH NEW APPLIANCES AND CABINETS $642 MAINT. INCLUDES PARKING TAXES HEAT AND WATER QUIET 7 UNIT BUILDING. STEPS FROM THE BEACH CALL DENISE 347-727-6994 2010

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 3000 Queens/Bronx RESTAURANT FOR SALE 4000 sq ft Main St., Flushing 646-302-1394 MK



2020 Avenue T/ West 4th 1BR walk in apt newly remodeled. Fully renovated, tiles like new kitchen move in condition. 1 bedroom, 1 bath with parking and backyard asking 1600/ mo near shopping and transportation. 728-373-3024 stc

Georgetown, For rent – furnished studio apt near shopping, transportation and more. Centrally located. $900/mo. 9 including gas and electric) call 954-646-6999 stc 2010

Frum elderly couple looking for 2 BR walkin in Boro Park and Flatbush call 718-645-2693 stc Boro Park Parkville Ave 1 BR 3 rooms 4 family house 1st floor front near shoprite F train and buses heat water and gas included 347-672-0874 stc 2010

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10,000s.f. WAREHOUSE SPACE Sunnyside 10K sf, 14’ ceiling, great location, near Queens Blvd, overhead & entrance door. Owner 718-729-6850 MK



NEW LISTING! Most desirable loc. Gorgeous 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA end unit, exquisite master suite on main level, 2 car garage. MUST SEE!................$362,500 NEW LISTING! Terrific 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA + den. MOVE IN COND!.......................$229,900


LUX TOTALLY RENOVATED TOP TO BOTTOM! 2 BR, 2 BA with open contemp layout. 7th Floor ..........................$199,900


GORGEOUS lge 2 BR, 2BA updated baths & kit, close to elev, rear tree top views.....$209,000 CALL YAEL MILBERT



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REAL ESTATE Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 3060 Queens/Bronx


EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traffic, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614

2080 Holliswood 4BR House – private fully detached house with 2.5 baths, driveway, garage, front yard, backyard. Close to Young Israel and Sephardic shul. Newly renovated. Big kitchen close t o all shopping and transportation. Ask $3250/mo call owner 917-642-1442 stc


Apartment For Sale 2060

KEW GARDEN HILLS Sunny corner 2BR coop, walk to schools/ shopping/transp., renov EIK & bth, hdwd flrs & closets, Ask $199K neg. 718-551-1528 MK Apt For Sale/ Bronx NY Riverdale/Cityline. Large 1 bdrm, Lr, Dr, Eik, nr shopping and transportation & worship. Low maint, by owner. (914) 969-4187 FA Riverdale, 1 BR Apt: Private entrance, patio, wooded area, close to trans, renovated, dishwasher, eatin kitchen. $1190 1st/Last/ 1 mo sec. Credit check required. NO FEE 646-269-0587 1060

2060 KEW GARDEN HILLS: Hyde Park Gdns, spacious 1st fl, 1 BR coop, wd flrs, 24 hrs security, near all. $1200/ mon utils incl. 1 mon sec. Call OWNER 718-481-7752

House for Rent Queens/ Bronx 2065 House for Rent in BRIARWOOD 4 Bd, 1 Ba, Driveway, Fireplace, Patio, Porch, Hardwood Floors. 718-962-5287 MK


Far Rockaway Near Five Towns, 2 Apts. Available, 3 Br 2 baths, in 3 family house, pay own utilities. Near shopping & subway. Owner 646-773-3131 MK


BAYSIDE 2 Family House 2 Bedroom, LR, EIK, 1 full bath, attic, storage area & laundry room connection. Heat included. $1650 mo. 718-229-3675 917-6746412 MK


Forest Hills Gardens Townhouse, 4BR, LR, with fireplace, FDR, large backyard, carpet $895K OBO owner 718-216-2555 stc 3020

Howard Beach/ Hamilton Beach 2 BR, LR/EIK combo. Parking, Laundry Rm. Small pet OK $1400 call Sasha 718-704-3553 MK ASTORIA cozy 1 Bd apt., spacious, rooms, new kitchen cabinets, hwd flrs, near all transportation, $1400/ month + one month security. 718-278-7404 MK 2080

Little Italy New Constr 3Br carpeted 2Ba, Lr/ Dr combo, hdwd flrs thru-out D/W nr all, $1850mo., 1mo rent & sec. Owner 917-731-5196 or 917-405-8814 MK




2 FAMILY with 1000 sf Lot 148-06 Linden Blvd R3 Zoning $585K 516-244-5087 MK

Long Island STORE FOR LEASE HAUPPAQUE , LONG ISLAND Store for lease, 1000 sq. ft., busy moter parkway corridor. Ideal for nail salon or any non food business. Call (631) 698-1567. FA 5080

RENTAL WANTED/ 9050/ LONG ISLAND Seeking house for rent Lawerence/ Cedarhurst from December 21-28. Please call 516 204-4952. FA

Apartment For Rent

Kew Garden Hills: Jewel/Main Street 2 bedroom basement. seperate entrance. Full kitchen modern bath. near transportation, shuls, shops. Queens College. Many windows. Shomer Shabboos Utilities included. 718-5584190 or 718-581-6148

House for Sale Queens/Bronx 2 properties for sale, back to back, well maintenance house 2BR full attic largely totally renovated basement with 3rd BR. Newly renovated kitchen and bath large lot. 2nd lot, even larger but house in smaller. Needs TLC or perhaps perfectlot to build in heart of Riverdale. Close to all Linda of Summit RE 347-730-9907 stc

Long Island GREAT NECK Village – Cottage Pvt Road, 2 Small Br’s, LR, Lg Kitchen, Interior Newly painted, 2 Car Garage, $2000/mo + 2 Mo Security 516-944-9495 MK 5060

Plainview, NY 3bdrm + office/-guest bdrm. Lg Eat in Kitchen, seperate DR, 3Bth on main level of 2 family house. Shared lg inground pool & lg deck. Call 631-786-9906 Oakdale/55+ Condos. New construction on Oakdale Bohemia Rd. 2 BR, 2 ba, models now open from $385,000. 631-472-2242


2 properties for sale, back to back, well maintenance house 2BR full attic largely totally renovated basement with 3rd BR. Newly renovated kitchen and bath large lot. 2nd lot, even larger but house in smaller. Needs TLC or perhaps perfectlot to build in heart of Riverdale. Close oto all Linda of Summit RE 347-730-9907 stc 3020

Long Island Atlantic Beach 2BR, 1.5 bth Condo, Patio CAC Walk to Private Beach, Boardwalk + Temple Private parking, Low Main. $399K 516-596-7305 5065 Central Islip/ Hauppauge: LG 1 BR ground floor, no pets/ cats, W/D, AC, near NR, RR, exit 57, LIE, 1200/mo+ Security deposit. Includes gas/heat/water. Owner 631-757-6959

Property For Sale 5070 Long Island CORAM North Isle Village, 1 Lg BR, 1st Fl, In/Out Gym, Clubhouse, New Carpet, Just Painted. Low Maint. $99,000 631-265-1036 Owner MK


CORAM North Isle Village, 1 lg BR, First Fl, In/Outdoor Gym, Clubhouse, New Carpet, Just Painted, Low Maint. $99,000 631-265-1036 Owner MK


5040 BELLMORE SOUTH 4BR, 2.5 ba, splanch, all lg rms, CAC, full bsmt, 2 car, bckyd patio, great family home. Priced to sell at $485K. Call Rose for appt. 917-558-3552 MK

5070 GREAT NECK land for sale, 3 res lots on wooded pvt cul-de-sac. Builders/ principals only. 516-443-2700


HOUSE 13 SOLOFF BLVD 3/ 4 1-4 spacious 3 bdrm home in lovely country club section LR w/ vaulted cell lg fam rm w/slider to priv deck & yard! Many updates incl new bath, roof, electrical serv, windows & siding! Low taxes REMAX Wittney 516-707-5915

Long Island GARDEN CITY Pk-Former Body Shop. 2000 sf + NHP – 3,000-4,000sf $2000-$3000 W. Hemp- 1000sf $175 for util…$1750/mo AvREAL PROPERTIES 516-4897700 MK


VACATION RENTAL ATLANTIC BEACH – Beach Block, Mint Condition, Three (3) Bedroom, Three (3) Bath Colonial with French Doors to Patio and Private Fenced Yard, Basement and Plenty of Parking. MEMORIAL DAY – LABOR DAY, Asking $42,900.00. Please Call for Information (718) 984-7400 or (917) 439-3213 RW 6000

Kings Point 55+ SOUTHAMPTON 2/2 – Great lake view, won’t last $89.990 2/2 – Lake view from patio, $86,690 2/2 – Tile & Carpet, garden view from patio $83,777 SUNRISE LAKES 55+ Never been a better time to buy Best game in town for the money All phases. 1/1 from $20s * 2.2 from 30’s


5080 Central Ave, Lawrence: 3000sf good condition, busy corner. Parking attached. Approved for food establishment. Call 917-975-7062

House For Sale 5040 Long Island 5040 House for Sale/Rent/Long island. 4 bdrm, 3 bth, fin bsmnt, large property close to Chabad shule. (516) 603-2305 Cell. FA 5040 Vacation & Country Properties - WADING RIVER - Charming custom beach chalet on LI sound. 3BR/2BA, sandy backyard, enjoy the sunsets. Only $799K. Call Little Bay: 631-748-7653, ask for Peggy


Staten Island-Condo for sale 2 bedroom, 1 bth condo, Rossville, bottom Floor, corner unit, central air, eat-in kitchen, living room, washer, dryer, pool, tennis court, parking space, $189k 917-693-8239

6090 MONTICELLO: 1 BR with new carpet family room with hi riser. Large EIK Porch Pool with mechitza, whole colony fenced in A/C shul Near to Walmart. 908-313-1515 stc

Staten Island

Merv @ REMAX 954-444-7151 Cedarhurst Modern updated 3Br, 1.5Bth ,gourmet kitchen ,hardwood floors ,basement, large yard, Low Taxes $399K Updated Brick SH Colonial 4Br, 2.5Bth ,jacuzzi, kitchen w/granite & SS appliances,hardwood floors, finished basement,detach garage $525K Owner 631-835-6077


Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 4060

Staten Island (New Dorp) 2000 sq ft office space. Near train. Convenient to all. Pat 646369-9457 Port Richmond-3 office suites w/reception area. All brand new, fully renovated C/A. full bsmt 2,700ft w/ dual bthrms, new carpet. Please call: 347-424-7809

Apartment For Rent 3065 Staten Island LOFT FOR RENT STATEN Island/ NY Do business and live in Same location or just Do business (718) 815-0033 FA



For Rent 6080 NY State MONTICELLO Bungalow Colony Lovely grounds with pool, 54 exquisite units. Renting to individual or group. Roslyn, 845-798-8084 (SZ) 6080

STATEN ISLAND HOUSE FOR SALE// ROYAL OAKS “The best house in the best borough of the best city in the best country in the world” GO TO www.FRENCHMANORON-




Apartment For Sale 3080 Staten Island 1000 STAPLETON Applications for the waiting list for rental units in Staten Island will be available to families with limited income, based on section 8 qualifications, beginning on April 19th 2010, call between 10am & 3pm 516-466-6527 Ext15&/26

Property For Sale 6090

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 5080 Long Island

WADING RIVER RETAIL SPACE Wading River Dry Cleaners for Rent Available Aug 1st busy shopping center. Belinda 631-929-8400 6000

House For Sale 4020

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 6000

House For Rent 5060


2080 Main St/ 70 Ave: 2 BR apt, good condition, EIK, 2nd flr, no smoking, no pets. Avail immediately. 718-757-4433 -After 5pmHouse For Sale 3020





Queens/Bronx 2060 KEW GARDENS HILLS Beautiful custom renov 1 & 2 BR Coop Garden Apts For Sale. YOU choose the granite countertops, tile, cabinets, carpet & appls, Kit & Bath Fixtures and More. We renovate to Your Selections. Low Maintenance. Financially Strong. Coop Corp. Call 718-575-1332 for Appt. ** Offering by Prospectors Only ** MK

9080 Newly renovated large mother/daughter home for sale in heart of Lawerence. 6BR, 2BTH granite kitchen with all new appliances, separate LR, and DR attic, huge finished basement and backyard. Low taxes Asking…. Call Eddie 516-225-0921 bk

Apartment For Rent 2080


Town of Woodstock, NY – 3 bedroom ranch on quiet country road with panoramic mountain views, minutes from village. Well maintained with many recent updates. 1 1/2 baths, covered bluestone front porch, 10 x 29 deck, landscaping, dog run, paved driveway, full unfinished basement with 2 car garage under, fresh country well water, HWBB heat, split system AC, wood stove, generator, 3+ acres with stone walls, 1900 sq. ft. insulated Morton building with porch and two 16 feet high overhead doors, one 12 feet wide and one 16 feet wide. Contiguous to non-developable lands. Endless possibilities. Must see to appreciate. $365,000. Serious inquiries only to cbrWdstk09@yahoo. com

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MONROE Beautiful Exec Ranch 4 BR, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage on 2 acres, Ingr pool, 1 mo rent, 1 mo sec. $3,000. Info: 845-544-6666 MK 6080

6080 MONSEY SPRING VALLEy Shared kitchen, bath, L/R newly renovated. Walk in. Male preferred. Non shomer shabbos ok $750/mo including utilities call 845-202-1163 stc


Monticello Bungalow colony lovely. Grounds with pool, 54 equisite units. Renting to individuals or groups. ROSLYN 845-798-8084 stc


6060 Vacation Village FOR SALE OR RENT 4BR townhouse. 2 full baths, 2 half baths C/A fireplace. New siding and roof large deck. In/Out pools. Tennis courts. 718-614-9233 stc


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REAL ESTATE Clearview Bungalow Young Israel crowd newly renovated 2BR brand new kitchen with stainless steal appliances. Washer/ dryer screened porch backside near pool playground and baseball ďŹ eld call 917-968-0222 stc


6060 MONTICELLO BUNGALOW COLONY FOR SALE 1BR, new carpet, family room with hi-riser, EIK, porch, pool with mechitzah, shul with a/c, next to Walmart. Call owner 908-313-1515 6060 House for Sale/ Catskill NY : 3 family Income property on 4 and one half acres, highway commercial land w 700 ft. on a state road. 350 ft frontage on country road. Call Jimmy (518) 755-0810

9080 BENSALEM 2800 square feet immediate position active shopping center, adjacent to supermarket. TraďŹ&#x192;c light. DAVID FIORI, INC. Realtors 215-757-1000 stc

Apartment for Sale OUT OF STATE PUERTO RICO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CONDADO Furnished Studio Apt. for Sale. OCEANVIEW, 24 Hour Security, Underground Parking. $239,000./OBO Contact (201) 894.0135. RW 7030

PROPERTY FOR SALE RT. 6 AND Taconic Pkwy commercial site, professional oďŹ&#x192;ce, hotel, day care, bank 55 acres priced to sell. Call (561) 276-0500 x11 fa 7030



THORNHURST PENNSYLVANIA, Newly Remodeled, Three (3) Bedrooms. Home with Unique Design. All New Appliances and One Year Home Buyers Warranty Included. $94,000.00 Call (570)842-1775 RW 7030



ILLINOIS 67 E BELLEVUE, CHICAGO Three Story NIAGARA SANDSTONE HOME, In The Heart Of The Gold Coast. 5 Bedrooms / 3 Baths, Amazing Details. New Ogden School. Contact Izabela Machnicki (312) 623-8937. RW 7030

7030 BENSALEM 2800 square feet immediate possibility. Active shopping center, adjacent to supermarket. TraďŹ&#x192;c light entrance. DAVID FIORI, INC. Realtors 215-757-1000 stc

House For Sale 6060 OUT OF STATE 7060 Dominican Republic Monte Christi Province 63 Acres / 2,000 Lime Trees / 2/3 Flatland / 1/3 Mountain Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean .Totally Fenced In. For More Information Contact (203) 238-9772. Rw

WEST VIRGINIA - Over 435 Acres in ELKVIEW, W. , VA. Property Runs Adjacent to I79 for One (1) Mile. Located 20 Mins. From Charleston, W. VA. Fenced and Gated. Over 80 Acres of Fields. Two (2) Ponds, Good Hunting & Camping. $700,000. Serious Inquires Only. Call and Leave a Message (304) 543-5231 or (740) 416-9664. RW



WEST VIRGINIA - Over 435 Acres in ELKVIEW, W. , VA. Property Runs Adjacent to I79 for One (1) Mile. Located 20 Mins. From Charleston, W. VA. Fenced and Gated. Over 80 Acres of Fields. Two (2) Ponds, Good Hunting & Camping. $700,000. Serious Inquires Only. Call and Leave a Message (304) 543-5231 or (740) 416-9664. RW

3005 YESHIVA BOY TUTORING Intelligent, gentle 25 year old yeshiva student available to tutor Hebrew / Secular studies. Reasonable rates. 917-709-5420 ClassiďŹ ed Ads by Luach. com SZ

EXPERT TUTORING given in reading and math elementary level. Good rates. Call 718-945-2839 stc 3005


7030 MICHIGAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MIDWESTERN FARM ESTATE SALE. Beautiful 344 Acres of Farm Land. Call (518) 570-8730 or See www.conroyfarm. RW 7050 VA BEACH, VA Properties Resort area 3 blocks from ocean front 3 large 2 bedroom apartments asking $450K and 4 large units on large lot $1,275,000. Hampton, VA very proďŹ table 15 units mobile home park plus 3BR 2BTHS near interstate military universities, Williamsburg NOI near $50K asking $475,000 cash Eastern Commercial 1-800-840-4061 stc

House for Sale/ Out of State, Nv. Las Vegas. Manufactured home for sale, 4 BR., 2 BA, 2 car parking, 1,620 sq ft, built in 1995, top condition, senior 55 plus. Asking $69,900. Call 702-641-0434 KalimKhan6@gmail.comV


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HEALTH MASSAGE & REFLEXOLOGY to Heal Back Pain, Sleeping Disorders, Digestive Problems & More or Simply for Relaxation. Call Chaya (347) 756-0205. Treatments for Women & Children Only. Home Visits & Gift CertiďŹ cates Available. RW 7090

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COMPANIONHOUSEKEEPER-CHILDCARE (for older children) FT/PT, Live In/Out, Many years of Experience with Good References 718-636-1456 MK

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seeking reliable and experienced CAN to take care of elderly man. Responsibilities include assisting with walking, errands, doctors appointment, etc. References required. We are taking an upcoming trip to Europe All candidates must have a valid greencard or working visa. Young man preferred. Call 212-744-5053 stc 8010


CARETAKER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20 Years of Experience Caring for Elderly. Incredible Ability, Patience and Understanding to Deal With Elderly Individuals. Willing to Work in Dynamic and Challenging Environment. Contact (347) 350-6844 RW


8010 LPN To take care of the ill and inďŹ rmed. 20 years experience. Good references. 718-715-8052 MK

Registered Nurse Available anytime, ďŹ&#x201A;exible schedule, 31 yrs experience. Good References. 631-766-5860 631-6088327 MK 8010

8010 NESI ( Non public educational services) has provided much needed educational programs to at risk youth risk across the country for more than 30 years. We are seeking part-time TitleI teachers for our Title I program in new York City. Successful candidates must have a batchelors degree and or teacher certiďŹ cate. CAR/SAVE (child abuse, violence intervention and prevention) workshop required. Seeking part time middle and high school math teachers also. Please email resume to mlee@nesieducation. org stc


Mature woman with car is seeking a job. Will run errands, take you on Dr. appts & do light cleaning. Refs. Available. Reliable & ďŹ&#x201A;exible. 347-827-9881 MK


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Companion Care: Do You Need Help Caring For Loved One @ Home ? Will Provide Peace of Mind, Reliable and Dependable. Contact Karlene (631) 559-6639. RW


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JOBS WANTED & SERVICES OFFERED Seeking companion female/male. Home health aid with 10yrs. experience. Will provide references. Call (347) 413-6133 (718) 909-7756. FA


CAPITAL TO INVEST COLLATERAL NOTE OFFERED UPB:$10M. Pledged: $10.5M SBA 504 Loan Pool YTM: 4.62% Term : 365/360 IMPLIED RATING: AAA Inquires: strategies@ Contact (626) 577-9941 ext 2 7070


HUDSON ENERGY Well established energy Co looking for motivated personable assertive top notch sales agents. Offers great upfront commissions! Call 718-677-1570 or email salesnyc@ stc Registered Nurse Available anytime, flexible schedule, 31 yrs experience. Good References. 631-766-5860 631-608-8327 MK 8010

MAZAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Experienced companions, nannies, HHA’s, Housekeepers live-in/live out. Avail NOW to work. 877-895-0650 718-313-0027


Adult Aide Absolute A-1 Care Available 4 hrs or more, own car, 10 yrs Experience. Excellent references 954-709-5987 MK 8010

8010 I seek a NANNY/ HOUSEKEEPER position, 2 or 3 days per week. References available. Call 347-792-3405 MK

Feasterville, PA Dr Ira Eisenstein has many years experience in periodontics. Dr. Eisenstein is now offering his services on Sundays. By appt only. Call 215-833-8226 stc 8015

8010 HOME HEALTH AID For the elderly/disabled. 10 years experience. Day & Night, Live Out. Good References. 347-254-3745 917-500-9793 MK

SEEKING POSITION Experienced Shomer Shabbos male seeking superintendant position. Call 347 607-9375 FA 8010

8010 My Nanny/ Housekeeper is looking for a live in/out position. Been with our family For over 8 years. Her name is Jennifer. Call (201) 406-8393 FA

MATURE SINGLE LADY seeks room $450-$500 per month in Bensonhurst, Bath Beach or Gravesend area. Also SEEKING EMPLOYMENT as: Caregiver / Housekeeper / Babysitter 718-266-7295


Certified, relable CNA/ HHA seeks job to care for the elderly. Many years exp Excellent References. Available immediately. (917)741-3583

Babysitter / Nanny / HHA / Housekeeper / Office Cleaner Available-ReliableTrustworthy Affordable rates 347-785-0181 Sales new York life insurance company is looking for insurance and financial services sales representatives. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. Comprehensive training program management opportunity for qualified candidates. Equal opportunity employer For further information call George at 646-227-8171stc 8010

ELDERCARE / COMPANION, Nurse’s Assistant, Live In/ Out, EXPERIENCED, Lic. to drive, Good References, 732-313-6829 732-277-9271MK


24 Hr DAY CARE Mon – Fri Queens Village-centrally located. From 6 wks to 12 yrs. Licensed, CPR, First Aide Certified, Clean, Video Camera, Meals provided. In business for 10 yrs. Affordable prices. 718-217-7666 8010

CAREGIVER SERVICE 30 years experience with references & own transportation. Will live in or fit your schedule. BUCKS County area only. Call 215674-3339 8010

8010 Tree Service, Gardening, SUKKAH Clearance, Free Estimates, 24/7 Emergency Service, Construction Clean outs. 347-889-8602 / 718-857-0549

POSITION WANTED/ Bklyn Seeking companion female/male home health aide with 10 yrs. Experience. Will Provide References. (347) 413-6133 (718) 909-7756. FA Home Health Care Companion for the Elderly, Kind, caring & compassionate, 7 yrs experience, Live In/ Live Out, References available. 347-898-9340 917-995-7555 MK

8010 BABYSITTING Very caring mother wants to take care of kids in her own home. Very clean environment & a loving atmosphere. Newborns to 2 yrs old. Available Mon – Fri & weekends too. 718-591-9164






SEEKING HOUSEHOLD POSITION HOMECARE – For the Elderly, Day Shift or Night Shift Availability. Willing to Travel. Excellent Refs. Contact (732) 685-2732 Thank You. RW




EUROPEAN LADY (American citizen), looking for a live-in Caregiving job, I am exp’d & have exc. Refs & drive my own car. Call 908 937-0768


Marketing manager (bold) great working environment in Brooklyn Mill Basin Job position available for team leader, product uploads customer service of managing ebay and amazon account Please call Levi 917-855-7169 8010

Help Wanted 8015 8015 Experienced, kind and caring CNA seeks job to care for the elderly. Available immediately Excellent references. Many y ears experience. Call 646-239-2443 stc 8015 SALES SUPPORT Natinwide Chemical Distributor seeks highly motivated, hardworking individual for Sales Support Associate. Must have exceptional verbal skills, and can communicate clearly over the phone. F/T only. LIC area, parking available. Excellent benefits. EOE. Call between 10am and 3pm ONLY (718) 392-1149 X 201 MK

MOVIE BUFF looking for Attorney who was present at the movie Warhorse at the Huntington Movie Theater last month. Please call Steve 631-223-2879 MK


8015 Available home certified Part time Full time ursing care or companionship. Evenings/nights. Experienced with references. All levels of care with alternative natural healing shomer shabbos Ruthie 646-872-1517 stc

Seeking candidate for human resource position Duties include handling payroll insurance among others please contact hrsender12@gmail. com stc

8015 Staff accountant seeking staff accountant for growing company duties include account receivable interest and candidates should contact hrsender12@gmail. com stc

As part of our expansion programmer’s, we are looking for part time sales clerk Rep, Pay Roll, Mystery Shopper, accountants payment rep are needed. You have a lot to gain plus benefits and takes only little of your time, must be 20 yrs and above. If you are interested and need more information. Please email us to: for Mystery Shopper. Email us to: photovoltaicemployment3@ for Sales clerk Rep, Pay Roll, accountants payment rep. MK 8015

HELP WANTED B&C Industries we are looking for a smart, sharp, self starter proficient in Outlook, Excel and internet. The perfect candidate will be one who is motivated and prepared to handle a challenging busy position at the core of the company. The ability to multi task is a huge plus. Phone 718 628-8000 ext 122 Fax 718 417-7097 Email Brenda@bcpkg. com fa 8015

Seeking candidate for human resource position Duties include handling payroll insurance among others please contact hrsender12@gmail. com stc 8015

8015 Staff accountant seeking staff accountant for growing company duties include account receivable intereste and candidates should contac hrsender12@gmail. com stc

experienced home attendant for over 15 years excellent references seeks job available immediately. Call 347-223-2706 stc 8015

8015 Available home certified Part time Full time ursing care or companionship. Evenings/nights. Experienced with references. All levels of care with alternative natural healing shomer shabbos Ruthie 646-872-1517 stc

MOVIE BUFF looking for Attorney who was present at the movie Warhorse at the Huntington Movie Theater last month. Please call Steve 631-223-2879 MK


8015 As part of our expansion programmer’s, we are looking for part time sales clerk Rep, Pay Roll, Mystery Shopper, accountants payment rep are needed. You have a lot to gain plus benefits and takes only little of your time, must be 20 yrs and above. If you are interested and need more information. Please email us to: photovoltaicemployment2@ for Mystery Shopper. Email us to: photovoltaicemployment3@ for Sales clerk Rep, Pay Roll, accountants payment rep. MK

HELP WANTED B&C Industries we are looking for a smart, sharp, self starter proficient in Outlook, Excel and internet. The perfect candidate will be one who is motivated and prepared to handle a challenging busy position at the core of the company. The ability to multi task is a huge plus. Phone 718 628-8000 ext 122 Fax 718 417-7097 EmailBrenda@bcpkg. com fa 8015

CONGREGATIONAL RABBI my goal is to help the synagogue become a vibrant center of jewish life where worship services are inspirational, warm and welcoming. I take great care to insure congregants needs are met with sensitivity in times of joy and sorrow. I am committed to the ideal of a thriving jewish environment, where tradition and innovation meet. (800373-2330 or email Rabbisearch2012@ stc 8015

8015 PROPERTY MANAGERS WITH PORTFOLIO WANTED Are you a property manager currently employed by a management co? Are you unhappy with your current employer? If you are able to bring a portion of your existing portfolio with you, we have a place for you. Call 917-855-9953 mgmtemployment@ MK

AARP FOUNDATION WORKSEARCH (BOLD?CAPS) Are you 55 and older? Unemployed? Low income unlimited training for security, HHA, food service, offic e/clerical. Be paid while you train must be job ready. Call us today 718-433-0010 stc 8015



/BKLYN/ Help Wanted Secretary for Marine Park offic e quickbooks and data entry. Fax Resume (718) 258-0141. 718-258-0141 FA


Advertising sales prowanted top commission! Experience required. For phone interview call Mr. haggerty 877-665-6018 stc 8015

my name is Hope and I have been a caregiver for over 20 years. I have experience in all areas of caring for the elderly. Excellent references. Knowledge of kosher dietary laws. F?T M-F, Live in/out. Call 908 337-7886 stc 8015

8015 I am volunteering my services (without pay) for clerical work in schools, synagogues, communities an d jewish centers. Queens only. Call 718-699-8760 stc 8015 I am volunteering my services (without pay) for clerical work in schools, synagogues, communities and jewish centers. Queens Only. Call 718-699 8760 stc

Jewish Voice is hiring! Multiple Positions available. Email or fax resume info@ Fax: 347-922-7366 Telemarketers, salespeople, Legal Notice Experts 8015 Experienced & Certified teachers for Yeshivah HS Science – Biology, Physical Sci, Earth Sci – Regents courses & Special Ed Substitute Teacher – Ivrit – Hebrew Lang & Lit (September – Mid October) Excellent terms & Salary Please send resume to:

8015 Help Wanted B &C Industries we are looking for a smart, sharp, self starter proficient in Outlook, Excel and Internet. The perfect candidate will be one who is motivated and prepared to handle a challenging, busy position at the core of the company. The ability to multi task is a huge plus. Phone (718) 628-8000 ext 122 fax 718 417-7097 FA 8015 VETERINARY ASSISTANT NYC House call vet seeks assistant. Experienced with small animal restraint and good social skills req’d. 212-414-2137 MK

Work From Home Online 23 People Needed Immediately! No experience needed. Earn up to $3000 PT or up to $5000 FT. Earn as you learn. Work around your schedule. Serious people with a strong desire are now earning over 6 figures a year! Bonuses & Paid Vacation. For info visit: www.growth. goland10 MK 8015

8015 Simply the best employment agency we offer eldercare, companions, housekeepers, babysitters, all with excellent references and experience. Licensed and board agency live in/out 718-332-7606



8015 Iron Working Shop located in Boro Park, Now hiring! Looking for an experienced driver and welder. Call for more information: 718-853-0935 M-F, 9-5.

Sales People and Managers Needed! Most Companies are Down Sizing- We are expanding our sales team! Looking for hard working, self motivated closers who can sell a proven product. We provide paid training and weekly pay checks. Must have a reliable car and willing to drive to different locations. Salary plus commissionearn $200- $500 weekly part time. Average full time worker earns $500-$1000 weekly full time. Managers $1000 plus weekly. Flexible hours, we work around your schedule. Set up an interview and Start Immediately. Call Randy Cohen: 610-633-0721 or 917-584-4797 Call John Johnson: 631-520-1135 DBH 8015


Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements Painting and remodeling Free estimates (718)219-5116



HUDSON ENERGY Well established energy Co looking for motivated personable assertive top notch sales agents. Offers great upfront commissions! Call 718-677-1570 or email salesnyc@ stc 8010

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SERVICES & MISCELLANEOUS A CNA experienced in elder care IRISH woman. Prefer Mahattan, lv-in/ out. References and information. 914-272-9590


Experienced painter and plastering. Many references, reasonably priced special for pesach shomer Shabbat 718-669-8724 stc 8081

8015 A Certified Nurses Aide/ HHA available to care for the sick or elderly or childcare. Kind, caring people person. Lv-in/ out, day or night. Also cleaning, cooking & laundry. Recent Checkable refs. Call Joyce 516-334-7859 or 516-236-2833

UNION CARPENTER FOR HIRE sheetrock, framing, basement, windows, doors, floors, trim, decks and more. Fast affor dable and reliable Free Estimate! Call mike 347-573-1484 stc 8081

Cleaning Services 8045

Noah’s at Building Impressions Kitchens, bathrooms, basement, faux paint. 30 years experience. 718-812-8780 stc 8081



8045 Cleaning Lady Seeking Work, Honest, Reliable, Hardworking, Very Flexible. Available Morning or Afternoon. Please Contact Lusca (347)641-7445. Refs. Upon Request. RW

CENTRAL NYC AGENCY 212-47005090 Housekeepers, nannies, live-in, live out, low rates references, P/T – F/T 5 boros call 212-470-5090 stc 8045

JANITORIAL SERVICES family owned and operated over 15 years in NJ and PA. Free estimate. Call 856-396-5915 stc


Handyman 8080 Mike’s Home Improvement/ Roofing Sheet rock/ tiles, Kitchen/ Bath, Gutters + Leaders. 718-426-2167

Carpets, upholstery, drapery floors….Your place will sparkle. You will be happy. MR. CLEAN 800-705-8878 call 718-241-5753 24 hours, same day service licensed, bonded insured. Free Estimate. 8081


Fly Fishing Lodge for Sale #1 Trip Advisor, Lodge and Cabins, Orvis endorsed. Outfitter. Live the sprorting life in NH-Turn Key, yr. round, Profitable. (603) 538-9955 7030

Handyman: Quick service at low prices, carpentry, sheet roc, plastering, painting, electric + plumbing. Replace old toilets, sinks, electric fixtures and windows 917-385-8587

AUTOS WANTED CASH CASH CASH Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted $600 & up FREE Pick-ups! 718 657-6900



HANDYMAN AVAILABLE!!! Carpentry, Tile, Plumbing, Landscaping, Painting, Furniture, Asembly. Reasonable rates, Friendly service Call Orrin 646- 671- 3906

Autos 9030

YD REMOVAL Rubbish removal basement and garage cleaning, pick up scrap metal. Free estimate 917-607-5404 stc

Home Improvement 8081

Schwartzy’s Winshield Repair and replacement est 1997. Welcome to you! Insurance accepted. Call 917-560-1695 stc




8010 HOUSEHOLD POSITION WANTED HOME CARE AID - 25 Years Experience, Reliable, Honest & Trustworthy. Willing to Work Nights or Days. Will Assist in Every Area if Needed. EXCELLENT REFS. Contact Ruby (718)825-7359 RW

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR FOR SALE CADILLAC 1947 SERIES 62, 4 Door, Recent Complete Restoration. Excellent Throughout, #2 + Driver, $50,000/ OBO. Contact (860)3881082 CT or Email: hackett47@yahoo. com. RW 9030

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Black Edition

CALL NOW ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Accepting cars, trucks, vans & farm Equip. Any condition. Cash Pd 7 days/wk. (732) 915-7989 9030



Electricians 8085


Electrician All electrical needs. New lines Trouble shouting fixtures. Call Yahuda: 347631-0481

Selling 9040 This is a Limited Edition 911 Convertible. # 613 of only 1911 made. *** SHOWROOM MINT CONDITION *** 115 ACTUAL miles *** Garaged and Covered ***PERFECT CONDITION ***INCLUDES MANY STANDARD FEATURES. $99,500/BEST OFFER. CONTACT (561) 704-9970 TOYOTA SIENNA 2007 Tan color, auto start, DVD, CD, all pwr, good condition, 39K mi, All wheel, ask . 917-853-9023, 718-217-7666 9030

Top Quality FURS End of season sale Cold storage on premises Free pick up & delivery Dimitrous Furs NYC 150W 30th St. NY, NY 212-695-8469 Reputable Retail Dealer WANTED: Musical Instruments, Oriental Rugs, Tapestries, Bronze Sculptures, Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Objects, Antique Chandeliers,/Lighting, Old Custom Jewelry & Silver. 215-546-8448 MK 9040



COLD STORAGE on Premises FREE Pick Up & Delivery END of Season SALE Top Quality Furs Dimitrios Furs NYC 150 W 30th St, NY 212-695-8469 MK


9040 SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK: 2 Graves, side by side. Prime location. Perpetual care. BEST OFFER. 305-502-4441

200 adjoining graves. BETH EL CEDAR PARK CEMETERY PARAMUS, NJ Family or large section beautiful section call owner Mr. L 212-627-5871 stc



6 PLOTS in MT HEBRON Contract 4963 Block 117 Pass 6 Section B Lot 323 561-969-1343 361-254-4595 MK 9040

Never been used new from the box 6 piece modern white dining room set includes 6 chairs plust table with extension . Originallly $3,000 owner asking $1,000 call owner 347-372-9619 stc

PRONTO M41 with SureStep MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR Purchased March 2010 & in excellent condition. $800 OBO. Buyer to pay for shipping costs. Please contact Ms. Jackson at 305-626-8189 for more info. MK


9040 WALT DISNEY CLASSIC FIGURINE COLLECTION. 90 + PCS. WITH CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENCITY. MANY DISCONTINUED AND LIMITED ADDITION PIECES. MUST SELL DUE TO MEDICAL BILLS. CONTACT (631) 375-9376. RW 9040 Aruba TIMESHARE for Sale Wk 39 at Aruba Beach Club. Furn 1BR (sleeps 5) lrg bath, 3rd Fl, full kit, balcony, pool/ ocean view. $5K neg. 401-596-9729 MK

Bosendorfer 5ft 7 in grand piano original soundboard, completely restored in Vienna by Bosendorfer trained technicians. Beautiful highly ornate piano asking $60K Call owner David Rumsey 610-696-3750 drrumsey118@verizon. net stc 9040

Beth Moses cemetery Farmingdale LI 2 adjacent plots available Block 3 Row P Will consider all offers Must sell! Call Art 520-797-4282 stc 9040

Beit Shemesh Eretz Chaim double plot beautiful corner location cal 718-7058404 or email stc 9040

9040 NY GIANTS PSL (PRIVATE SEAT LIC) COACHES CLUB, 2012 ALL SEASON TICKETS, 2 SEATS, SEC 113, 50 YD LINE. INCLUDES PARKING, FOOD & BEVERAGES. CONTACT JOE (914)282-6457 RW 9040 Double Burial Plot, Beth Shemesh Cemetary, In a beautiful location 02-586-8201 / 718-7058404 MK 9040 FOR SALE – WELLWOOD CEMETERY 4 graves, 2 above 2,. Ideally located diagonally across from the main offic e. $1,500 per grave. All four $5,000 Call 718-241-8240 stc


9040 COLONIAL LR couch & arm chair w/ extra cushions, rocker, ottoman, end tables, 2 brass lamps & 2 lamp tables, oak, kitchen oak w/4 chairs 631-589-3475 MK

9040 Roosevelt Memorial Park Memorial Gardens Section B12 Lot 82 sites 1 and 2 ide x side. Perpetual care $2950. Both 832-567-6062 Trubin7338@sbcglobal. net stc 9040 Airline Tickets/ vouchers 50% Discount off flights to anywhere in the world call for more information 646-464-8747 or 828-246-2388 stc 9040 FOR SALE – WEELLWOOD CEMETERY 4 graves, 2 above 2, Ideally located diagonally across from the main offic e. $1500 per grave. All for $5,000. Call 718-241-8240 stc 9040 SHARON GARDENS VAHALLA< NEW YORK 4 plots, section L. best offer. 914-723-0602 or 914-924-0418 stc 9040 TICKETS NBA * NHL * Buy/Sell/Trade SUPERBOWL TIX 800-852-4410 www.

Har Judah Upper Darby 2 graveAN5 graves 14 and 15Reasonably priced at $3200 owner paid $5000 call 561-498-3550 stc 9040

9040 Roosevelt Memorial Park 2 lots, side by side. Includes perpatory care $2950 both 908-642-7298 stc 9040 TOMMY BAHAMA ocean club collection sofa, chair, coffee table and entertainment 215-568-7674 stc 9040 FOR SALE ITEMS FOR SALE Light/lamp, never used brand new; cordless portable flashlight with Handle, exerciser-hangs on door for chin-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, Portable folding table; books-exercise, weight lifting, medical, Health remedies. Call for prices 718 335-7158. FA 9040 Cemetary Plot for sale Mt. Lebanon/leelin, NJ. 2 pairs of plots, 1 pair with pre-paid, pre-need intemment. Asking $1000,00 each grave. Extra charge for reopening grave at $800.00. Abraham S. Feigenbaum. FA

POWER BOAT FOR SALE 25’ BERTRAM Custom Rebuilt Contact (508)540-9999 WWW.BERTRAM25. COM RW 9030




1-4 DIRECTIONS: By Train: Take D train to Fort Hamilton By Bus: Take B16 to 13 Ave. & 43 St. or Take B35 to 13 Ave. & 39 St. or Take B11 to 14 Ave. & 49 St.

Merchandise Wanted. Buying All Diabetic Test Strips. Cash paid. Nicotine Patches/Gum. Fast NY/NJ pickup 646-400-5270


Need either printer or fax diagnostic and repair(will gladly come to your location.) For immediate response at very reasonable rates. Call 908-444-2418 stc 9050

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Pets 9035 AKC Toy Poodle Puppies M/F black, brown, white, silver. Ready now, breeder guarantee, health certificate. Located in CT, 60 miles from New York City. $975 and up. Call Toni 203-415-0488 MK



HUNTING Experience the pursuit of Western Big Game Hunting at SOHUNTS.COM or 575-838-5822 Now booking for Fall 2012 MK


CARD GAMES CANASTA Enjoy Lunch at a Lovely Neighborhood Restaurant and for a Dessert ……CANASTA! For info Call Shelli Leifer (212) 472-2000 or Email CanastaLadies@ CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED! LESSONS AVAILABLE. RW 9050

CARD GAMES CANASTA Enjoy Lunch at a Lovely Neighborhood Restaurant and for a Dessert ……CANASTA! For info Call Shelli Leifer (212) 472-2000 or Email CanastaLadies@aol. com. CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED! LESSONS AVAILABLE. RW 9050

9050 Monmouth Beach Ocean Front, breathtaking 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Kitchen, Large LR with Dining area, Huge deck, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, 24 hr security. Easy commute to NYC $2500 month 201-825-2646 MK 9050 Bklyn Laser by Joy BROOKLYN’S BEST STUDIO Hair Removal Special With any treatment over $100 FREE UPPER LIP! *Ful l Body Laser Hair Removal *Photo Rejuvination By Appointment *Free Consultation In the heart of Marine Park. Get Ready For The Summer By Appointment only Unbelievable Price (347) 204-8226 FA 9050 ULTHERAPY non surgical face lift for women and men. For consultation. Call 718-676-4404 stc

Quick HELP excellent, gentle, loving care for sick or elderly reasonable rates. Excellent references. 215-477-1900 stc


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JOBS WANTED & SERVICES OFFERED 9050 Brazilian Bodywork Swedish deep tissue full tissue full bodywork done by male masseur call 917-435-4418 stc

THE TICKET FIGHTER we fight parking, moving and criminal violations call 718-954-4295 or 917-957-7545 stc


Your old wig is worth cash. Now you can get cash for your wig and help women who can’t afford one. Call Linda Headquarters in Chicago. (847) 679-0669 (877) 279-0295. FA


Astrology/Readings/ 9050 PSYCHIC READER: Advice in all matters of Life: LOVE, marriage, business and money. Call for one free question: 917 428-3353 FA

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NEW JERSEY & PHILADELPHIA, PA Apartment For Sale 9055 FORT LEE WHY PAY MORE IN NYC Family Apt. 3 BDRM, 2 BATH, Terrace, 5 Mins. From GW Bridge, On-site Grocery, Cleaners, ETC. Sports for all Ages, Includes Pool. Bus onsite to NYC or School. OwnerSale – Viewing Welcome . Asking $200,000. Contact (201) 694-9190. RW 9055

FORT LEE WHY PAY MORE IN NYC Family Apt. 3 BDRM, 2 BATH, Terrace, 5 Mins. From GW Bridge, On-site Grocery, Cleaners, ETC. Sports for all Ages, Includes Pool. Bus onsite to NYC or School. OwnerSale – Viewing Welcome . Asking $200,000. Contact (201) 694-9190. RW 9055

MARGATE TOWERS Oceanfront top floor. Corner unit every room faces ocean. Large 2BD, 2fully renovated baths. Magnificent gourmet kitchen $524,900 call 215-287-8031 stc 9055

9055 Passaic Park 358 Brook Avenue MIC 5BR 2.5 BTH very large LR DR Hardwood floors Huge kosher EIK opens to deck. Large backyard 2C garage finished basement/ attic $649K. Near shuls/ Transportation. FSBO No agents owner has RE referral lic 973-773-2103

Passaic Park: Open hse, Sun 5/15 11-4; 358 Brook Ave. MIC, 5BR, 2.5bth, very lg LR/DR, H/W fls. Huge kshr EIK opens to deck. Lg bkyd, 2c gar. fin bsmt/attic $649K. Nr shuls/trans. For sale by owner. No agents, Owner has RE referral lic 973-773-2103 9055

Manalapan: True mother/daughter colonial, 2 kitchens, 2 LR, total 6 BR, 3 bths, many upgrades, lg pool, C/Vac, large lot 732-792-1143 9055

Condos/Co ops/ NJ Hoboken-$1.15 m secluded carriage house, 3 firplaces, luxury, appliance package, patio +w/trellis+hot tub, terrace 3 flrs 201-400-3986 FOR SALE, LAKEWOOD 4 CONDOS AVAILABLE 2,000-2,400 sq. ft. $335,000- $345,000 1st St. & Madison Ave. Please call for info/appt. 718-974-5550

Red Bank Downtown offic e space available 1350sqft. Vaulted ceilings, fios Internet. Parking available. Call Art 732-222-3553 Lakewood, NJ: 1 BR, 1.5 bth, newly renovated apt, LR, DR, EIK. Reasonably priced, near shopping and houses of worship. Call 732-904-1921 Apt for rent Oradel: Renov Victorian 3 BR/ LR/ DR/ EIK, 1.5 bth sun room/ 2 car gar + includes aupare apartment w/ EIK full bath/ mini kitchen/ LV Bdrm. Close to trains/ Bus. $3300.00 Contact 203-241-2243

Property For Rent 9065 9075

9075 ATLANTIC CITY – WYNDHAM SKY LINE TOWER NEW YEARS EVE. 2 Nights/3 Days DEC.31ST – JAN 2ND , 2012. 1 BDRM Deluxe Suite Includes King Size Bed & Queens Sofa with Balcony, Full Kitchen / Jacuzzi. $600. Both Nights. Contact (215) 276-1414 RW

New Jersey FREEHOLD TWP Class “A” Offic e Space 400 W. Main St. 1500 s.f. (5 rms incl. kit. & recep). Elev., marble lobbies, 24-hr. access, Daily janitorial, Immed occ. 732-780-0900

Property For Sale 9065 HALF PRICE SALE 8 GRAVE SITES Available in “Q” Sect of Roosevelt Mem Pk in Trevose. Prices: 1 site $1,500; 8 sites for $10K. Must buy at least 4 plots. Mr. Anzel, owner 215-499-4851 or Email: marvinanzel@ MK 9040



9080 BENSALEM PLAZA 2040 street road 1850 square feet traffic light entrance. Rear exit to Philadelphia Completely refurbished 1st floor with sign privilege. Private entrance and rest room. DAVID FIORI REALTORS 215-757-1000 stc

N.J. ROOMING HOUSE FOR SALE By 86 Year Old Absentee Owner Gl 300K, Exp 159K. Includes 50K Salaries an Owner/ Operator Could Pocket. Same Owner 10 + Years, Selling for Health Reasons. Contact (908)917-3295 RW 9070


PARK Great Investment Property for sale. Side by side duplex, offic es and warehouses with 2 separate addresses allowing your business on one side and retail

9065 Clifton Patricia Loop: Move in condition! 3BR ranch, EIK, updated full bath. $329,900 FSBO 973-220-9116

Ringwood: 1 acre wooded lot, 280’ of frontage. Beautiful area. 180 Magee Rd $229K 406-522-0325


income from the other side Brick building with new windows. Ample parking and


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Apartment For Rent 9060 VASSAR SQUARE large 1BR, 2Bath amenities beachfront. Furnished. Non-smoker. Season $12K 609-822-6868 stc

7030 Adult 55+ Bucks County area brand new 2BD granite, hardwood, clubhouse, many upgrades. Near shopping. Transportation. Immediate occupancy. Call 267-304-4452 stc

Apartment for rent, NJ, 2nd floor in private house. 2 BR, Lrg LR, lrg kitchen. Includes heat & hot water, lrg closets. $1,150 201-659-5574

9065 East Windsor Town House end unit 3 Bdrms, 2.5bths, fi n bsmt, brick patio. All updated. 4 min walk from shul. FSBO. $225,000 609-448-4649 sc

FOR SALE OR RENT ELIZABETH NJ 1 family house 4BR, near shuls and yeshivas. Finished attic, large backyard. Separate garage. 908-447-2153 stc 9058

9040 Beth Israel , woodbridge, NJ 4 cemetery plots valued at $3,000 each. Selling. For $1500 each. Call 718-474-1557 stc

LOCATION! LOCATION! Beautiful Home off Ocean Ave ELBARON, NJ: Great 7BDRMS, elegant, DR, Large LR, Eat In Kitchen w/Dintette, Lrg Backyard. Call 718-627-3565 or 718-755-6349

for master offic e. Price

Lakewood: Corner store for rent, good location. Call 732-513-9470


7030 Elizabeth, NJ: Historic Center: Newly renovated brick/ vinyl one family house- 8 Bedrooms/ 3 bths, family room, bonus rooms, eat-in-kitchen, new roof, siding, windows, boiler, water heater and porchhardwood floors and new carpeting -$280,000. Call owner 908-688-7262

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 9070



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reduced to $399,000 Anxious seller. Call for appt. 305-393-9311 stc



Body Shop. 2000 sf + NHP – 3,000-4,000sf $2000-$3000 W. Hemp- 1000sf $175 for util…$1750/mo AvREAL PROPERTIES 516-489-7700



“Where you live is our business” CELL 609-513-2303

VENTNOR NEW LISTING - Southside, Single close to Beach & boards 4BR, 2.5BA, lrg. living area, gleaming H/W floors, custom built-ins, country kit., private patio area......$599,000.00

MARGATE LOVELY 3BR. 2BA. ranch w/open living area, CA, front porch, back yard with deck, outside encl. shower, near beach...$429,000.00

MARGATE REDONE -1BR. 1BA new carpets, kit with granite, BA w/fixtures, never used beautiful BR.suite. ½ block to beach in heart of Margate .............. $175,000.00

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Available For Rent 7065 / APT FOR SALE/RENT ISRAEL NATANYA, ISRAEL Summer rental 3 room, 2 bathrooms, furnished, 7th floor facing Mediterranean. Additional amenities include: swimming pool, tennis court, basic fitness center, lawn and picnic area. Wifi and underground parking space available. Nearby stores and restaurants are within a 2 block radius. For more info call Jon at: 917 217-6860 or E-mail: JonRigai@ fa 7065

9000 Israel LEV YERUSHALAYIM Hotel 2BRs, 2BTHs, kosher kitchen, terrace call 972-3-673-7330 or email arusi_ez@ stc

Israel arzei Habira, 4-5BR duplex cottage, huge LR, DR, big EIK, built in closets, 4 terraces. Storage room. $820K 972-52-650-6023 email y650650@gmail. com stc Israel Pesach/long term rental. Rechavia 4BR, 3BTH, A/c Ground floor private entrance and garden. Internet and TV. Sleeps 9 . 718-854-7200 or 917-270-2918 stc 7065 H’DALE – PARKER PLAZA OCEANFRONT BLDG. 1 + 1 + ½ Furn/ Unf Ocean Vu, $1350, 2//2 $1625, AC, Hot wtr, Cable Included. Realty Exchange, Inc. (954) 456-6622 (305) 944-4535 MK

Israel Har Nof Jerusalem Rare opportunity! Beautiful penthouse, 2583 square feet 8 rooms, 1076 square feet balcony beautiful view spa that includes a private mikveh wet sauna and gym 972-52-542-3888 stc

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Jerusalem/ Lev Yerushalayim: 2 BR, furnishes, sleeps 6. Available 6/27 – 7/25. Reasonable, Jack 561-414-7998 9000

AC WARWICK: Lg unfurn, new carpets, Ocean View. Yrly rental $1275 per month, includes utils, storage cable, prkg. 856-596-1816

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800.998.0885 9000 Israel Lev Yerushalayim renovated 1 BR furnished apt sleeps 4 all amenities available 8/22-09/26, Part of all call 937 304-4026 054-689-7803 9000 Talbeih: Exclusive Bartenura St: Very big 210 sqm, 5 rms completely renovated apartment. Private garden, parking etc. $1,950,000. Serious seller. DWELL, JERUSALEM. 02-567-0607 Reuven 050-523-1478. We have many more properties. 9000 Tallbieh: Exclusive Bartenura St. Very big 210 sqm, 5 room completely renovated apt. Private garden, parking etc, $1,950,000. Serious seller, DWELL, Jerusalem. 02-567-6607 Reuven 050-523-1478 We have many more properties!

Jerusalem: Private suite in 5 Star Ramada, sleeps up to 8. In/out pools $250/nite Albert 514-803-8838


Israel Jerusalem Geula (bold) Luxury new furnished 1 br apts with full kitchen and bath, a/c and more. Day,week, weekend 011-972-52-763-8859 stc Israel Apt in Talbiah Nr Inbal short walk to kotel. 2BR 2Bth kosher W/D, A/C, sleeps 6 + short term only. Parking. 718-544-7571 stc 9000

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FLORIDA FURNITURE MENCH OF SOUTH FLORIDA Order your furniture from Baer’s Furniture Inc. for your home before you go to Florida even arrange delivery. Go to our website att HYPERLINK www.baers. com find the furniture that you want, either on stock or special order directly to one of our selection of quality manufacturers and contact me. You will get yor questions answered, furniture ordered and have it ready for delivery when you arrive. My penbroke Pines showroom is our largest on the east coast of Florida. Call Harry at home at 954-367-2667 or at his showroom 954-442-8788 stc 9040


Florida-TOP NOTCH HOME REPAIRS Pressure Cleaning- Painting Water Damage Repair Concrete/Masonry Work Window/Slide Dr. Repairs Knockdown Popcorn Ceilings Drywall Work Door Hanging Tile Work Most Minor Repairs Call Nick (954) 987-0085 FA 8081

For Rent PESACH OR SHORT TERM single family 6 bedroom 2 bth EIK family room laundry room HYPERLINK or call 917-628-9620 stc 9085

Miami Beach, Carraige Club North Collins/50 st Beautiful designer decorated 2BR/2BTH 4th floor corner condo. Kosher kitchen, pesach closets, 3TVs all linens, electric beds, sleeps 9, Move in condition. Kikar Tel Aviv. Kosher restaurant, shuls, shabat elevator. Call 917-692-8822 stc



MIAMI BEACH / CARRIAGE CLUB NORTH COLLINS ST Beautiful designer decorated 2BR 2BTH 4th floor corner condo kosher kitchen pesach dishes 3TVs all linens, electric beds, sleeps 9, Move in Condition . Kikar Tel Aviv. Kosher restaurant. Shuls. Shabbat elevator. Call 917-692-8822 stc 9080

Boca raton century village 2 bedroom 1.5 bath. Unfurnished. Corner views. Second floor. $700/mo stc 9085

WATERFRONT MIAMI BEACH 1 bedroom /1.5 bath carriage club south . Best deal on millionaire’s row. !!!! Beautiful corner unit directly facing the ocean luxury building with heated pool. 24 hour concierge available. Stunning view of the beach and the ocean!!Renovated modern kitchen including all stainless steel appliances fridge, waterfiller, convection oven, electric stove, convection oven, furnished for ultimate comfort, 12 ft designer Italian sofa, and califonia king! Tops of storage space!! This unit will not last at $1,650 305-970-1808 stc 9080

Real Estate For Sale 9080 Apt for Sale Florida Miami Beach condo Mimosa 1/1 Ocean front assessment paid covered parking, dairy restaurant. Synagogue on premises. Asking $220,000 negotiable. (305) 613-5524 Esther Ruchelsman. FA 9080


9080 CENTRAL MIAMI North Miami Ests. $139,000 Remodeled Duplex, New Roof, Newer Central A/C Unit, Tiled Throughout, Washer/Dryer on One Side of Unit MLS# A1589542 GRACE CABRERA ( 305) 596-3333 or (305) 6092529. RW





9080 BENSALEM 2800 square feet immediate position active shopping center, adjacent to supermarket. Traffic light. DAVID FIORI, INC. Realtors 215-757-1000 stc 9080 TAMARAC, KINGS POINT SPECIALISTS Beautiful and spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos, villas and coach homes from $39K to over $250K. Broward’s premier, gated adult community. All with W/D mostly waterfront and the m,ost amenities anywhere. Financing available. These are not foreclosures or short sales! Buy or list your home with someone who specializes and lives in kings point. Call Stu Ratner 954-643-1751 or Gina Partisky for any info 954-793-1251 se Habla Espanol RE/ MAX Park Creek BK

Coral Springs, FL very large beautiful 2 BR condo for sale 2 blcks to shul. 954-829-5131 stc


CONDO FOR SALE – FLORIDA AVENTURA Furnished 2BR/2BA top location. Near everything. Call 917-902-0446. Stc

Boca Raton/Boca Woods (Bold Caps) CC 3/2 2 car garage with beautiful golf course, new, built in sky lights, golf/swim/social/ tennis/fitness center $4,000/ mo 561-289-5425 stc


ELKINS PARK HOUSE EFFICENCY 591 square feet Large closet space for sale $65,00 or for rent 750/mo call 215 635-2336 stc Condo for sale/ FLORIDA Unfurnished apt, 1 bdrm, 1 bth. remodeled kitchen and new ac/ heat . Lovely location and lovely breeze On the River. Call after the noon hour. (321) 269-1205. FA


FOR SALE : 2500 SQ FT 2BDRM / 2BATH (Possibly 3rd BR), Granite Counter Tops, New Appliances, on Wide Canal, Owner Retiring $334,000.00. Email dsenne5318@aol. com or (904) 591-3136


HOUSE FOR SALE/ FLORIDA St. Pete Beach waterfront home completely updated 3/2, hardwood floors, granite counters, in-ground pool/ spill-over spa. Deep water dock $619K. ra97NPfiVg__ (813) 927-4538 FA 9080

9080 Palm Beaches – singer island luxurious oceanfront condo 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths available January-May 856-778-1745 stc


9080 Miami Beach The Alexander Oceanfront Resort 5225 Collins Avenue Condos for sale from$269K Low floor and high floor location Call Miriela Marcos, GRI 305-951-3533 MARCOS RE SERVICES, INC. stc




Palm Coast, FL

For sale by owner, asking $179K 14 Woodglen Pl, 4 Bd, 2 full baths, pool, cul de sac, golf, beach, shops, rests. 386-446-9032 site/14woodglenplace/ 9080


We are looking to buy residential & commercial real estate 909 E29st, unit #4K Brooklyn, NY 11210 www. Tel: 718-252-0141 Fax 347-713-4241

9050 Teaneck: Totally renov 4 BR, 2.5Bth with finished basement in prime w Engelwood location. $739K Vacant 201-483-8901

Boca Raton, FL: CC/4Golf courses-2b/2b furnished, 1st flr condo, 1,250+ sq ft, All golf view/ Ask $67,000 + Equity. Call 561-479-2841


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