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Fractured Man, Whole Man By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

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A fisherman living near the banks of a river was making his way home one evening, exhausted from his long labors. As he trudged along the path, he dreamed of what his life might be like if he were suddenly rich. Just then, his foot brushed against a leather pouch. He picked it up only to discover it filled with small stones. Falling back into his reverie, he absent-mindedly began throwing the pebbles into the water. “When I am rich,” he told himself, “I will live in a large house. I will have one servant to serve me food and another to serve me wine…” He dreamed of a carriage lined with gold. Of fine clothes. Of herds of goats and sheep. On and on, a glorious image per stone until there was only a single stone remaining. As the fisherman held the final stone in his hand, the last of the sun’s rays caught it and burst into a brilliant rainbow. His eyes widened as he realized that he held in his hand a valu-

WASHINGTON – Pro-Israel officials rolled their eyes this week in response to the opposing spins about their support for President Obama’s drive to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for his purported use of chemical weapons against his own people. Some suggested that once again the tail was wagging the dog and Israel was leading the United States into another Middle East war. Others charged that the president’s arm-twisting was forcing the pro-Israel community to take sides in a congressional debate it would rather avoid. Whatever the truth, Obama’s concerns about letting the alleged Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack go unpunished dovetailed with broader pro-Israel concerns about maintaining U.S. credibility in the region and the dangers of unconventional weapons.

“A lot of folks are watching, friends and foes,” said David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee. “If we blink, if we flinch, foes will draw their own lessons and the world will become a more dangerous place. “And friends are also watching, including friends in the Arab world, friends in Israel, elsewhere. They will draw their conclusions, fairly or unfairly, that they cannot necessarily rely on the United States.” Jewish groups were hesitant initially to support Obama’s push to strike following an attack that is said to have killed more than 1,400 Syrian civilians, including several hundred children. But the reluctance all but evaporated after top Obama advisers outlined the administration’s proposed legislation in a conference call last week with Jewish leaders. (Continued on Page 3)

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Philanthropist/Activist Shlomo Zakheim Dies By Shlomo Greenwald Community activist and philanthropist Shlomo (Steve) Zakheim died on the first day of Rosh Hashanah after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. He was 59. Zakheim founded Metropolitan Ambulance, an ambulance and medical transport business, and owned Revival Home Health Care. But what he was most known for, and what drew thousands to his funeral on Sunday in Brooklyn, was the extensive amount of charity he gave to hundreds of individuals, organizations and causes, as well as many shuls and hospitals. He

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frequently did so anonymously, shunning honor and recognition. As the owner of a medical transport company, Zakheim frequently used his access to ambulances and helicopters to transfer sick or injured individuals to hospitals. He was one of the earliest members of Hatzolah, and became the organization’s first paramedic. He also took on many causes, such as personally visiting and advocating for Jonathan Pollard, Robert Manning, and other Jewish prisoners, and

treating people near ground zero after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He flew mohels to the Soviet Union, Cuba and other countries where performing a bris was illegal and the procedure largely unavailable. As one small indication of how many lives Zakheim touched, a Shlomo Zakheim Facebook page was started Monday afternoon. Just one day later, it had received over 1,500 “likes.” Zakheim was buried on Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem next to his father, Rabbi Yaakov Zakheim. He is survived by his mother, Rebbetzin Sarah Zakheim; his wife, Dr. Faygie Zakheim; his siblings, Moshe Zakheim, Mrs. Rachelle Klein, and Mrs. Devorah Hamada; his children Michal Klerer, Rabbi Azriel Zakheim, Ariella Weiss, Rachelli Levine and Rabbi Moshe Zakheim; and many grandchildren. (Editor’s Note: For more on the life of Shlomo Zakheim, see Rabbi Raphael Fuchs’s tribute on page 12.)

Israelis Watch And Wait As U.S. Debates Syria Strike By Steve K. Walz Jewish Press Israel Correspondent JERUSALEM – With Israel’s media recounting the decisions made by high-ranking Israeli generals and then-Prime Minister Golda Meir on the eve of the Yom Kippur War 40 years ago this week, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to reassure Israelis that the country would not be caught unprepared again amid threats from Syria, Hizbullah and Iran. Netanyahu has urged members of his government not to offer their opinions to local and international media outlets regarding President Obama’s dilemmas regarding a military strike on Syria’s chemical weapons depots. Israeli TV and newspaper commentators, meanwhile, have harshly criticized the American leader for creating a “plunter” (mess). Writing in the daily Israel Hayom, noted Israeli journalist Dan Margalit said, “Syria in 2013 is Spain in 1936-39. The victory of Fascism in Madrid and Barcelona paved the way to World War II. A significant achievement for Bashar Assad in the brutal civil war that he is waging in his country will pave the way to Iran taking over the Middle East. Whoever does not want to pay the price for stopping Assad now will need to do so with compound interest in innocent blood in the next rounds.” Though Netanyahu has not commented publicly

about Obama’s repeated vacillations vis-à-vis a promised military response against Syria, the Israeli leader continues to quietly prepare the home front for a possible surprise missile attack by Syria, Hizbullah or Iran. Israel is deploying Iron Dome missile batteries in central and northern Israeli cities (including Jerusalem earlier this week), conducting advanced anti-ballistic missile tests, as well as carrying out UAV (drone) and spy satellite reconnaissance missions in Lebanon and Syria. There are fears among Israeli military leaders that if Obama caves in to pressure from the Russians, EU and UN to forego a strike on Syria in favor of international monitoring of chemical weapons caches, Assad will clandestinely move parts of his unconventional arsenal to Hizbullah in Lebanon. According to a report issued by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), located at the Interdisciplinary Center IDC), Herzliya earlier this week, Assad has one of the world’s largest caches of mustard gas, sarin and the lethal nerve gas VX and would not hesitate to transfer chemical weapons to Hizbullah. The ICT report said that even if an American attack on the chemical stockpiles took place, and even if such an attack would topple Assad’s regime, the danger that such weapons would reach the wrong hands was very real. The report’s authors said that “Hizbullah could use

AIPAC Makes Belated But Big Push On U.S. Response To Syria Chemical Attack (Continued from Front Page) The next day, Sept. 3, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee mobilized its grassroots to call members of Congress. On Tuesday, 250 of its top

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members held one-on-one meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The lobby’s talking points, as outlined by an AIPAC official who spoke anonymously, are twofold. “One, there is a very strong strategic case: If we are to deter Iran from obtaining an unconventional weapon, we must stop its proxy Syria from using them without consequence,” the official said. “Then there is the moral case: Barbarism on a mass scale must not be given a free pass. We have sent the photos and videos of hundreds of children being stricken, and it is imperative America must act.” Despite the forcefulness of AIPAC’s push and the lobby’s vaunted clout on Capitol Hill, Obama faces an uphill battle in gaining support from Congress for a strike. In the U.S. House of Representatives, sentiment leans against authorizing a strike. The Senate appears to be split evenly. The nod from AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups could help shift the balance – in part because lawmakers tend to defer to groups considered expert on a given topic, but also because of the fundraising prowess associated with the pro-Israel community. AIPAC’s support is joined by that of other leading American Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Notably, both partisan Jewish organizations – the Republican Jewish Coalition and the National Jewish Democratic Council – are backing Obama. Despite the community’s caution to have the president lead lest it be blamed for another Middle East war, commentators already are fingering Israel as the catalyst for American military action. “AIPAC wants this war” was the headline over a string of posts by Andrew Sullivan on his influential Daily Dish blog over the weekend. And the conservative Jewish radio personality Michael Savage blamed Israel outright on his syndicated talk show. “I’m sick of this slavish worship of Israel,” Sav-

the arsenal under Syrian or Iranian instruction and, under certain conditions, Assad could decide to provide the arms to Palestinian organizations with whom he is associated, specifically with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, headed by Ahmed Jibril. A scenario in which these arms reach rebel organizations, or worse, radical Islamist jihadist organizations is Israel’s worst nightmare.” During the ICT’s counterterrorism conference this week, noted Pakistani-born, anti-Islamist author and physician Qanta Ahmed ridiculed the Western allies, the Arab world and Obama in particular for reacting “tragically late” on Syria’s growing chemical warfare threats. Ahmed, who lives in New York, also said that unless radical Islam was vigorously confronted by the West, the Arab world and Israel, the Middle East was destined to contain unstable “pseudo democracies.” Netanyahu also instructed the IDF’s growing cyberwarfare units to prepare a response to potential attacks against government websites in lieu of threats issued by the jihadist anti-Israel hacker group known as AnonGhost. The group has boasted that it will “celebrate” the anniversary of 9/11 by wreaking havoc upon a host of government and nongovernmental Israeli websites. age said, according to the conservative website Newsmax. “No, it’s America first and Israel’s the tail, not the dog. We’re the dog, they’re the tail. And I’m sick and tired of America being yanked around like we’re the tail and they’re the dog.” Until recently, Israel had maintained a careful distance from pronouncing on the Syrian civil war, except to note that it would respond to any attack on Israel – by the government or the rebels. But The New York Times reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reaching out personally to some congressional leaders at Obama’s urging. Neither the Israeli embassy nor U.S. congressional leaders would confirm the Times report. But in the wake of the chemical attack, Israel has grown more vocal in supporting a response that would degrade Assad’s unconventional weapons capability. “Israel agrees with President Obama that the use of chemical weapons is a ‘heinous act’ for which the Assad regime must be held accountable and for which there must be ‘international consequences,’ “ Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren, wrote last week on a Facebook message. “Israel further agrees with the president that the use of chemical weapons promotes the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and encourages ‘governments who would choose to build nuclear arms.’ “ Oren’s former deputy Dan Arbell said any Israeli pronouncement on a matter of intense public debate would have to be made with considered delicacy. “It’s always a fine line to walk,” said Arbell, a lecturer on the Israeli-Arab conflict at American University. “You don’t want to insert yourself into the middle of a debate.” Harris said the narrative of Jewish eagerness for war – peddled heavily during and after the Iraq War – was to be expected. But he added that this should not inhibit Jewish groups from exercising their right to make their views known. “We’re proud Americans who have every reason and right to engage in the debate as other Americans,” Harris said. “We care deeply about American influence and American national security.” (JTA)


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Israel’s Jewish Prime Minister By JEROLD S. AUERBACH Thirty years ago this month, when Menachem Begin resigned as prime minister of Israel, he was a broken man. Politically, the 1982 invasion of southern Lebanon to expel the PLO, followed by the horrific massacre perpetrated by the Lebanese Christian militia at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, had undermined his leadership and provoked the first massive antiwar protest movement in Israel’s history. Personally, the death of his beloved wife Aliza two months later plunged Begin into severe depression. On September 15, after six tumultuous years as prime minister, Begin officially resigned, isolating himself in his home for nearly a decade until his death in 1992. His close aide Yehuda Avner recently recalled: “He just walked away and disappeared into mysterious seclusion, a man of silence, distant and withdrawn.” Rejecting a state funeral, he had insisted on adherence to Jewish tradition: “No lying in state, no military guard of honor, no official delegations, not even eulogies – just a shroud.” He was buried in the ancient Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem. In death as in life, Menachem Begin remained who he had always been: a proud yet humble Jew. The trajectory of Begin’s life and political career is well known. Descended on his mother’s side from a line of distinguished rabbis, Begin received his religious Zionist education in BrestLitovsk, a city fi lled with synagogues, Zionist youth groups, and a rich Jewish culture. A devoted disciple of Revisionist leader Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinsky, he led the militant Irgun in the valiant struggle for statehood after his arrival in Palestine in 1942. Along the way, he incurred the wrath of David Ben-Gurion and his secular socialist followers for the bombing of British military command headquarters at the King David Hotel; the massacre of Arab villagers in Deir Yassin; and, above all, for bringing desperately needed military weapons and fighters on board the Altalena during the first month of the independence war. Despite Haganah collaboration in planning the military attacks, and Ben-Gurion’s explicit approval for the arrival of the ship (which he then ordered shelled and sunk in a tragic outburst of Jewish brothers at war), Begin was dispatched into political exile, where he remained for nearly thirty years. The Six-Day War fulfilled ancient Jewish dreams and created new Israeli possibilities. On his first visit to the Western Wall in 1967, Begin recited a prayer that he had composed, concluding: “Today we stand before the Western Wall, the relic of the House of our Glory, in Jerusalem, the Redeemed… and from the depths of our hearts there arises the prayer that the Temple may be rebuilt speedily in our days.” Ten years later, on the election night when he finally became prime minister, Begin wore a kippah and recited Psalms as he faced exultant supporters. After he was asked to form a new government he visited Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, spiritual leader of Jerold S. Auerbach, professor emeritus of history at Wellesley College, is the author most recently of “Against the Grain: A Historian’s Journey”(Quid Pro Books, 2012).

the nascent settlement movement in Judea and Samaria, to receive his blessing before going to pray at the Western Wall. The new prime minister bowed in a gesture of respect with evident political overtones. “I felt that my heart was bursting within me,” said one of Rabbi Kook’s students who witnessed the momentous encounter. When Begin assumed the reins of leadership from Yitzhak Rabin, the new prime minister confessed: “I have the feeling of the chazzan on the High Holy Days when he stands alone before the Holy Ark and he appeals to the Almighty in the name of the whole congregation, and he says to God, ‘I have come to plead before you on behalf of your people, Israel, who have made me their messenger, even though I am unworthy of the task. Therefore, I beseech you, O Lord, make my mission successful.’ ” From the back of the room someone called out “Amen!” Begin responded: “Ken yehi ratzon.”

In his inaugural speech as prime minister to the Knesset he boldly proclaimed: “There are those who question our right to our ancient homeland, and even our right to exist within its sacred boundaries. How dare they?… Let the world know that we were granted our right to exist by the God of our fathers at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization 4,000 years ago. The Jewish people have a historic, eternal and inalienable right to the whole of the land of our forefathers.” Subsequently asked by The New York Times whether he intended to annex the West Bank, he responded sharply: “You annex foreign territories, not your own country whose territories have been liberated. A Jew has every right to settle in the liberated territories of our Jewish homeland.” Begin made a point of visiting Elon Moreh, the site of two years of unrelenting struggle to establish the first settlement in Samaria, in the biblical place where God had told Abraham: “To your descendants will I give this land” (Genesis 12:6). Standing between Rabbi Moshe Levinger, the founding father of the settlement movement, and Agriculture Minister Ariel Sharon, who would soon seed Judea and Samaria with new communities, Begin held a Torah scroll and declared that there would be “many more Elon Morehs.” So there were. Addressing his Labor Zionist opponents in the Knesset, he had asked: “Settlement. . .almost 100 years ago, in areas of the Land of Israel populated by Arabs and sometimes solely by Arabs – was it moral or immoral? Permitted or forbidden?. . .If that decision was moral, and we all boast of 100 years of settlement, then today’s settlement. . .is moral. Or do you have a double standard?” Begin’s courageous decision to authorize the bombing of Iraq’s nuclear facilities at Osirak dis-

played his unyielding determination to save the Jewish people from another Holocaust. Begin knew the consequences of appeasement all too painfully from his family’s experiences in wartime Poland, where his parents and brother were murdered. Yet he also was a peacemaker, sharing the Nobel Prize with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat for the breakthrough agreement that ended thirty years of Israeli encirclement by hostile Arab states dedicated to its annihilation. On the first day of his official visit to the United States to meet with President Jimmy Carter, Begin first met with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, head of the Yeshiva University rabbinical seminary, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Refusing to negotiate the future of Jerusalem, he reminded the president of Psalm 137: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem...“ Menachem Begin was Israel’s first, and until now only, self-consciously and proudly Jewish prime minister. None before or since has spoken the language of Judaism, observed Jewish ritual, or supported the right of Jews to inhabit their biblical homeland as Begin did. His instant response to the success of the highly risky Osirak bombing mission was “Baruch Hashem.” Addressing a tank crew near Nablus, he reminded them that the IDF must live by “a Jewish code of ethics…. We shall, with the help of the Almighty, vanquish those who seek our destruction.” Asked whether he believed in “Elokei Yisrael, the God of Israel,” he responded: “The answer is a categorical yes.” Begin conceded: “I’m obsessed with hadar – national dignity and Jewish honor.” In his Saturday evening Bible study group with Nechama Leibowitz, Harold Fisch and other religious scholars, Begin delighted in explicating the meaning of “a people that dwells alone.” Demanding the Shabbat shutdown of El Al, he responded to Knesset hecklers on the left: “Let me tell you something, my dear socialist friends: Shabbat enshrines a social-ethical principle without peer. Shabbat is one of the loftiest values in all humanity. It originated with us, the Jews. It is all ours.... One nation alone sanctified the Shabbat, a small nation, the nation that heard the voice at Sinai.” When Begin became prime minister in May 1977, Time magazine memorably – and despicably – instructed readers: “Begin rhymes with Fagin” – the iconic loathsome Jew in Dickens’s Oliver Twist. He was excoriated by Israelis on the political left and by foreigners who despised the Jewish state. American Jews were frightened of guilt by association with an Israeli prime minister who did not resemble their beloved Franklin D. Roosevelt. Begin, after all, was the Israeli pariah who challenged their Diaspora conceit that New Deal liberalism was the updated version of ancient Hebrew prophecy. Some years later, when a reporter asked Begin how he would like to be remembered, he responded: “As a decent human being, and a proud Jew.” He understood what still eludes a majority of Israeli and Diaspora Jews: the unity of religion and nationalism, Judaism and Zionism. His unyielding determination to unite the State of Israel with the Land of Israel earned Menachem Begin his unique place of distinction in Jewish and Israeli history.


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[Mr. Assad] could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international

community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that. Within hours of Mr. Kerry’s statement, Anthony J. Blinken, the deputy national security adviser, reiterated that “We would welcome a decision and action by Syria to give up its chemical weapons.” As if on cue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov chimed in: “If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in the country will prevent attacks, then we will immediately begin work with Damascus. And we call on the Syrian leadership to not only agree to setting the chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also to their subsequent destruction.” In quick succession, Syria’s foreign minister said Syria would accept the proposal and both the UN secretary general and the British prime minister endorsed the idea. Of course, this plan would serve as an insurance policy of sorts for President Assad and militate against foreign support for the rebels challenging his regime. If he were to be the key player in a broad deal to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, he could hardly be deemed expendable. Russia, Mr. Assad’s ally and major arms supplier, probably can’t believe its good fortune. One of the questions that immediately arises is what, if anything, Mr. Obama will have to do by way of reciprocation should a deal be struck. A possible answer may lie in news reports this week that Palestinian negotiators have taken to claiming that Secretary of State John Kerry “guaranteed us in writing” that peace talks would proceed

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The offer by Russian President Putin to broker a deal that would have Syria turn over its chemical weapons stockpile to the United Nations has given President Obama hope of extricating himself from a mess he himself created. President Obama’s declaration of an American “red line” regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons and his incongruous decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike against the Syrians – something that now seems beyond reach in light of overwhelming popular opposition – triggered a dynamic that will probably undermine American foreign policy and hobble Mr. Obama in the final years of his second term. On the international stage, it’s difficult to imagine anyone (think the mullahs in Iran) taking U.S. commitments or military threats seriously in the wake of the president’s bumbling performance these past couple of weeks. Domestically, a congressional defeat of this magnitude would doubtless cause the president to be cast as the lamest kind of lame duck. That it would embolden his Republican critics in Congress is a foregone conclusion. Plainly, the very viability of the Obama presidency has been placed at risk thanks to Mr. Obama’s inability to speak for the country on such a pivotal issue. At this point, the White House would welcome anything that might obviate the need for U.S. military action against Syria. So while the threat of military action against Syria had always been premised on punishing President Assad for the actual use of chemical weapons, Mr. Kerry is now suggesting that Syria could avoid a military confrontation with the U.S. if it gave up its chemical weapons:

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Land Of Equal Opportunity

I thoroughly enjoyed Rabbi Naphtali Hoff’s front page essay last week (“Tapping Into Our Meritorious Past”). He is eminently correct that we Jews have enjoyed unprecedented religious freedom here in America. However, I would stress that this is not necessarily because Americans have a special love for Jews (though most Americans seem remarkably free of the anti-Semitism we Jews have all too often experienced in other countries), but rather because America is a country of laws and generally everyone is equal before the law. We enjoy our freedoms because all Americans are free to be what they want to be, and we are included in the mix. This is an important point, because it does not depend on the individual or political party in office at any particular time. I remember as a child learning about how Jews living in the Diaspora under certain kings flourished because of special dispensations. Far better that in America everyone has entitlements, across the board. That means how we live our lives here is based on our own capabilities. We should therefore support everyone’s rights, if only because our rights depend on those we share with others. We should stress not that America is a land

of chesed but a country of equal opportunity. Henry Schwartz (Via E-Mail)

Lack Of Leadership Your Israel correspondent Steve Walz is absolutely correct that President Obama’s indecision on Syria means Israel cannot rely on the United States to lead the way in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat (“Obama’s Hesitation on Syria Prompts Bibi to Reconsider Options on Iran,” front page news story, Sept. 6). It is very clear now that Obama is a failed president when it comes to foreign policy and does not automatically command the respect and support of the American people and most of Congress in foreign affairs. His commitments are therefore not something Israel can factor into its decision-making. What’s more, countries around the world will deem the U.S. a paper tiger, not a force to be reckoned with. Americans have little stomach for war, not because they no longer have a sense of right and wrong but because leaders like Barack Obama don’t know how to lead or tell the truth. Michael Fortuno (Via E-Mail)

Political Endorsements I appreciate the obvious time and effort The Jewish Press puts into its political endorsements.

They provide helpful introductions to the candidates, especially those for major office. I was particularly taken with the endorsement last week of Joe Lhota in the New York City Republican mayoral primary. I agree he is by far the most knowledgeable candidate in terms of running the city from a practical standpoint. I saw one of the debates in which he participated and no one else came close in competence. Alas, I also agree with you that the jury is still out on him concerning “the vision thing.” Mildred Grossman (Via E-Mail)

Bad Timing While the world is in turmoil, Palestinians and Israelis have been told to work on a peace deal with a due date just nine months from now. This is a futile undertaking because the Middle East likely will look different in the not too distant future. Iran and Russia mean to dominate the region and they will make the changes they perceive to be in their interests if they succeed in propping up Syria’s Assad. Israel will be more vital than ever to the United States and to the concept of freedom. Why can’t the U.S. understand this and acknowledge that this is not the time to negotiate borders for Is-

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Force-Feeding Peace By N. AARON TROODLER

Much to the chagrin of the international community, Middle East peace has remained elusive. Many well-respected diplomats have tried their hand at facilitating peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but none have succeeded. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest diplomatic official to take the plunge and attempt to tackle this Herculean task. For months he has engaged in intense shuttle diplomacy and made numerous overtures to the respective parties, all in the hopes that the two sides would agree to return to the negotiating table. In a sign that persistence may indeed pay off, Kerry got Israelis and Palestinians to agree to sit down with each other face to- ace for the first time in three years. Many, however, are skeptical that the talks will bear any fruit. In the days leading up to the resurrection of the talks, there was a whirlwind of activity that only served to bolster the doubters. In order to help bring the Palestinians to the table, the U.S. brokered a deal whereby Israel would release 104 Palestinian prisoners over the next several months. The majority of these prisoners had carried out deadly attacks against Israelis and have the blood of innocent people on their hands. When the first 26 of these prisoners were released, their homecomings were met with acclaim and adoration by Palestinians. The brother of freed terrorist Hosni Sawalha – who at the age of 16 boarded a bus near Tel Aviv in 1990 and began stabbing passengers, killing one man and wounding several others – echoed the sentiments of many of his felN. Aaron Troodler is an attorney and a principal of Paul Revere Public Relations, a public relations and political consulting firm. Visit him on the web at www.PaulReverePR.com or at www. JewishWorldPR.com or follow him on Twitter: @ troodler.

low Palestinians when he said, “For sure, they are heroes.” Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said “we shall not rest until they are all with us,” referring to his desire to see all Palestinian terrorists freed from Israeli jails. In recent weeks, rock attacks by Palestinians targeting buses traveling in and around the Old City of Jerusalem have become more prevalent and a number of Israeli passengers have sustained injuries as a result. Hizbullah boasted that it was responsible for planting the explosives that recently injured four Israeli soldiers near the Lebanese border. “We will cut the legs of Israeli soldiers who enter the Lebanese lands,” said Hizbullah leader Hasan Nasrallah. Israeli civilians were forced to run for cover when a rocket was fired at the southern city of Eilat. In response to the ongoing rocket fire from Hamas, Israel carried out an air strike on Gaza. Referring to the incessant rocket barrage targeting Israeli citizens, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman, said “this is an absurd situation that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the world.” Adding to the drama that threatened to derail the peace talks before they even began was the announcement that Israel had approved 890 new housing units in Gilo. That news followed the Israeli Housing Ministry’s recent approval of 1,200 new apartments in parts of Jerusalem and in Yehuda and Shomron. The uproar that ensued was incredible. Although Secretary Kerry publicly acknowledged that he had conferred with Prime Minister Netanyahu and had been assured the new construction would not affect the peace map, he nonetheless felt compelled to reiterate the American policy with regard to Israeli settlements, declaring them “illegitimate.” Israel determines that it requires more housing for its citizens, announces plans to construct new housing on Israeli soil, and is the target of widespread condemnation. What other nation in the

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Syria Crisis Demonstrates J Street’s Irrelevance By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

The irony is delicious. In the fall of 2008, the leaders of the J Street lobby boldly asserted their group’s coming preeminence as the leading voice in Washington about Israel over the more established AIPAC. The reason for that confidence was J Street’s close ties to the incoming Obama administration. Pointing to the huge majority of Jewish votes won by the Democrat in the 2008 election, J Street not only claimed its views were more representative of American Jewry but that it would serve as a necessary pro-Obama counterweight to what they falsely claimed was an AIPAC that favored Republicans. But fast forward to September 2013 and the reality of the alignment of these two groups is vastly different from what J Street propagandists were saying a few years ago. Not only is J Street a shadow of the liberal behemoth that some expected would lead the discussion about the Middle East, disconnected from public opinion in Israel and bereft of influence on Capitol Hill or in the White House. It is also at odds with the man they once served as his main Jewish cheerleaders. While AIPAC has reacted to the president’s puzzling decision to pass off responsibility to Congress for a strike on Syria by mobilizing its resources to back him up on the issue, J Street is standing on the sidelines of a vote that will have huge implications for the future of U.S. influence Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@ commentarymagazine.com.

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in the Middle East. In doing so, J Street is not only burning what’s left of its bridges to an administration it’s been out of step with for the past two years, it’s also showing that its leftist roots as the Jewish rump of the MoveOn.org movement trumps its loyalty to the president or to the cause of human rights. That J Street should be aligning itself with the isolationists on both the left and the right against the administration shouldn’t be any surprise. Despite their boasts about representing the mainstream of Jewish opinion in this country, it has always been a creature of the isolationist left. Though opposition to Syria intervention is widely unpopular, J Street might have been expected to rally to Obama’s side in what is probably the most crucial moment of his second term. If Congress fails to grant him authority to attack Syria his credibility is shot at home and abroad and we might as well hang a sign around his neck saying “lame duck.” But the MoveOn.org crowd from which J Street sprung does not share the president’s apparent ambivalence about the use of U.S. power even when used against a Syrian dictator who has used chemical weapons against his own people. They are always against it. While J Street belatedly condemned Syria’s use of chemical weapons, its outrage over the crime wasn’t enough for the group to back up the president. I deplore J Street’s belief that the U.S should use its status as Israel’s only ally to pressure it to make concessions to a Palestinian Authority that has repeatedly demonstrated its unwillingness to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders are drawn. But do J Streets’

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leaders think America’s capacity to use its influence in the Middle East will be enhanced by the evisceration by Congress of Obama’s ability to lead on foreign affairs? It is that reason that the pro-Israel community in this country, which largely disagrees with J Street’s calls for pressure on Israel, has weighed in on the president’s behalf. AIPAC was loath to involve itself in the squabble in Syria because it rightly felt Israel favored neither side in the Syrian civil war. But an America that is no longer capable of stepping up to punish those who use weapons of mass destruction in this manner is an America that has been effectively rendered irrelevant in the Middle East. No matter what you think about the fighting in Syria or about the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, that should be a big problem for those who purport to speak for pro-Israel opinion in this country. Nevertheless, it should be conceded that J Street’s opposition to Obama on Syria won’t decrease its influence in Washington. That’s because it has none. That the White House must now look to AIPAC for help on Syria again demonstrates not only the mainstream lobby’s importance but also how foolish J Street’s attacks on it have been. When push comes to shove, it appears J Street’s core beliefs about the illegitimacy of American power will always trump its claim to want to bolster Israel or even Obama. If few have noticed that it has abandoned the president, it’s largely because the group’s hard-core ideological approach to issues always rendered it a marginal force even in Democratic councils, let alone the public square it once thought to dominate.


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Israel, Twenty Years After Oslo By MANFRED GERSTENFELD

On September 13 it will be twenty years since the Oslo Agreements were signed. Today’s political situation in the Middle East is far from the one perceived by Abba Eban when I interviewed him a few months later. He said at the time, “Never have Israelis and Arabs been meeting in so many ways in Washington, Tokyo, Moscow, Ottawa, Rome and our region. Militarily, the Arabs have been very unsuccessful against Israel. Now they want to be free of the traumas of defeat.� Eban’s interview was one among 16 with prominent Israelis for my book Israel’s New Future, published in early 1994 and recently reissued. It dealt with both internal and external Israeli perspectives after Oslo. However greatly Israel’s internal situation has changed, the present reality of the outside world is even more different from what it was 20 years ago. Israel’s current position in the Middle East is more complex than it has been in a long time. For many decades, Israel’s relations were good or at least correct with one or more of the three powers dominating the area – Turkey, Iran and Egypt. This is no longer the case. Relations with Iran, Israel’s ally under the Shah, have been abysmal since Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979. Yet at the time of Oslo, there were no significant signs of the country’s leadership’s genocidal intentions. In Egypt, hostility to Israel was increasingly evManfred Gerstenfeld is emeritus chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He has published more than 20 books. His book “Israel’s New Future� was recently republished with a new introduction as “Israel’s New Future Revisited.�

ident during the rule of Egyptian President Morsi, who was overthrown two months ago. The situation under Egypt’s current government can best be described as puzzling. Israel’s relations with previous Turkish governments were usually good. However, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for years now aimed to weaken Turkish-Israeli relations. Already in 2004 he falsely accused Israel of state terrorism. And Steven Merley, who specializes in the study of political extremism, uncovered details implicating the Turkish government in many aspects of the preparation of the 2010 Gaza otilla. Another important change since 1993 is that Israel’s standing in European public opinion has greatly eroded. Concessions made by Israel to the Palestinians in the aftermath of the Oslo Accords, as well as its unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, are long forgotten there. Studies show that large numbers of Europeans hold a demonic view of Israel. They agree with the statement “Israel is carrying out a war of extermination against the Palestinians.â€? In Norway, 38 percent of the adult population believes Israel behaves toward the Palestinians like the Nazis behaved toward the Jews. In Israel’s New Future, political scientist Dan Segre was already saying – this was nearly two decades ago, remember – that Europe had a real problem with Israel: “It wants from Israel a point of ash in territorial concessions without paying attention to the damage these may cause to the whole body as far as the defense capabilities of Israel are concerned.â€? Segre added that Israel “has shown in the 45

years of its history how an undeveloped country can modernize, whereas many of the foreign European colonies are collapsing.� Israel’s success, which contrasted so glaringly with Europe’s failures, was frustrating for many Europeans. Already twenty years ago it was also clear that many of Israel’s political, military, cultural and economic experiences were precursors to what would later take place in the Western world. In other words, to a certain extent Israel was functioning as a “laboratory for the West.� Looking back twenty years, a major issue unnoticed by the interviewees was that the manner in which the Palestinian Authority educated its children was a key indicator of the PA’s true intentions. The inability of the prominent Israelis interviewed at the time to foresee the importance of this should be cause for deep concern regarding the accuracy of current “expert� forecasts on important issues. Yet another decisive development since the book originally appeared is the ongoing incitement against Israel by Palestinian sources. While the PLO and Arafat were in exile they could not promote hate against Israel on the massive scale that both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have done since. The Palestinians have gained many allies from this incitement. To be sure, Israel received some benefits from the Oslo Accords, including diplomatic relations with more countries. In the long run however, the damage caused by the massive and ongoing Palestinian and Arab incitement may far exceed whatever benefits it gained from the agreements.

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A TASTE OF LOMDUS RABBI RAPHAEL FUCHS

The Mitzvah To Eat On Erev Yom Kippur There is a mitzvah to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. The pasuk says that we should do ennui to our soul on the ninth day of Tishrei. The Gemara, in Yuma 81b, explains that the pasuk cannot be referring to the ninth day because we know from other pesukim that the ennui is on the tenth of the month. Therefore the Gemara explains that the pasuk is teaching us that whoever eats on the ninth day is considered to have fasted on the ninth and tenth days. There is a dispute as to the nature of this obligation. The Magen Avraham (604:1) discusses whether the obligation applies only during the day or also on the night before Yom Kippur. The Vilna Gaon there says that the main obligation is only during the day. This dispute may depend on the different reasons for the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. Rabbeinu Yona, in Sha’arei Teshuvah (shar 4:8-10) brings three different reasons for the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. One reason is due to the simcha of the kapparah of Yom Kippur. A second reason is that it is a seudas Yom Tov. Tosafos, in Chullin 133a, also says explicitly that Erev Yom Kippur is a Yom Tov and therefore we eat a seudah. The third reason is so that we will have strength to fast on Yom Kippur. Rashi, in Yuma 81b, states this reason as well. The first two reasons would seem to suggest that the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur is similar to that of a Yom Tov, and would thus apply even on the night before Yom Kippur. However, the last reason would only apply to the day before Yom Kippur. Based on this, there can also be another halachic ramification. If one is sick and must eat on Yom Kippur, does he have an obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur? If the reason why we eat on Erev Yom Kippur is because it is a Yom Tov, then even one unable to fast on Yom Kippur should still be obligated to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. But if the obligation to eat is to give us strength to fast on Yom Kippur, then one who will not be fasting should not have an obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. The Rama (604:1) says that one may not fast – even a ta’anis chalom (a fast when one experiences a disturbing dream) on Erev Yom Kippur. This ruling is perplexing, as generally we allow one to fast a ta’anis chalom, e.g. on Shabbos, Yom Tov and Purim. If we understand that the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur is similar to that of Shabbos and Yom Tov, then this ruling is indeed difficult. However, if the reason for the obligation is to ensure that we will be able to daven with kavanah during the fast of Yom Kippur, we can then differentiate between the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur and to do the same on a regular Shabbos and Yom Tov. On Shabbos and Yom Tov there is no obligation, per se, to eat; the obligation is oneg or simcha, which by and large manifests itself by means of eating. Yet if one will feel more comfortable by not eating, he has no obligation to eat. Thus if one wishes to fast a ta’anis chalom, he may do so on Shabbos and Yom Tov. But on Erev Yom Kippur the specific obligation is to eat; therefore, one may not choose to instead fast. Another corollary between these two reasons for the obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur is the question of whether women are included in this obligation. Rav Akiva Eiger (Teshuvos 15) discusses this question and whether women are excluded, since the question arises as to whether it is a mitzvas assei she’hazeman gramma (time-sensitive mitzvah). If the obligation to eat is because it is similar to a Yom Tov, women should then be exempt. Then again, if the reason is because we can better daven and do teshuvah on Yom Kippur, even women would be obligated to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. The Ksav Sofer (114) says that if a woman knows that she will not be fasting on Yom Kippur, she should have no obligation to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. This is because, as we explained earlier, the only reason why one who knows that he will be eating on Yom Kippur and should be obligated to eat on Erev Yom Kippur is that it is a Yom Tov. However, a woman is not obligated to eat on Erev Yom Kippur if it is a Yom Tov. A woman would only be obligated to eat if the reason is to ensure strength for the following day’s fast. But if a woman is not going to fast on the next day, there is no reason for her to eat on Erev Yom Kippur. For questions or comments regarding this column, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@gmail.com.

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Shlomo Zakheim: Exemplar Of Chesed By Rabbi Raphael Fuchs

Rav Yisroel Salanter explains that the Asseres Yemei Teshuvah begins with Rosh Hashanah because Hashem knows that in order for us to do teshuvah we need “shock treatment.” For many of us this year, though, our shock came on Motzaei Rosh Hashanah with the news of the petirah of Reb Shlomo Zakheim, zt”l. So hopeful that the New Year would bring a yeshuah, the news simply crushed us. On Rosh Hashanah every human being passes in front of Hashem in din. At Shlomo’s levayah this past Sunday, the mashgiach of Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, Rav Matisyahu Salomon, shlita, suggested that perhaps the reason why Hashem took Reb Shlomo on Rosh Hashanah was to silence the keteigurim (prosecutors) who were testifying against klal Yisrael. Hashem had to bring them one person who could silence them all. He chose Reb Shlomo. “Ish Elokim” was the title that Rav Salomon bestowed on Reb Shlomo. Rabbi Yisroel Reisman, shlita, said, “Reb Shlomo walked with Hashem.” He stressed that this was done with both feet on the ground. Shlomo was very normal, a regular guy; yet so extraordinary was his love for klal Yisrael. He would help any Jew in need. And Shlomo’s youngest son, Moshe, pointed out that although his father was involved with countless individuals, he always made time for his family. He said that his father was never too busy to speak with him or his siblings when they would call.

A line of ambulances. Dozens of ambulances and other emergency vehicles accompanied the hearse to JFK airport. Zakheim was buried on Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem.

A throng of people gathered outside Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park to pay respects to Shlomo Zakheim.

Many of the speakers described the vast chesed that Reb Shlomo performed on a daily basis. Shlomo arranged for medical procedures for regular people who needed them. He would find the only doctor in the country who could perform the procedure and then fly the patient to the doctor. He paid for all the expenses, including the surgery. This was done anonymously, as were all of his acts of chesed. Shlomo did chesed that most others were not involved in. As Rabbi Reisman mentioned, Shlomo did not fit the cookie-cutter mold of a regular person. Shlomo made it his business to visit Jonathan Pollard, Robert Manning and others in prison on a regular basis. He arranged for teams of urologists and moelim to perform thousands of brisim on Jews in Russia, Eastern Europe and South America. HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, said that Shlomo arranged for more than ten thousand brisim – and that Eliyahu Hanavi is thus going to greet him. Shlomo was a great supporter of Chai Lifeline and Camp Simcha. Rabbi Simcha Scholar of Chai Lifeline recalled that when Shlomo first became connected to Chai Lifeline, Rabbi Scholar asked their mutual contact how he could retain Shlomo’s support. The response: “do not give him kavod.” But fol-

will never appreciate the full loss that klal Yisrael experienced with his petirah. This was because, as his son Rav Azriel said, his father acted with true hatzne’ah leches im Hashem Elokecha (walk humbly with your God). Rav Azriel explained that his father was able to accomplish this because of his awesome level of emunah in Hashem. He called him the “posek hador in emunah.” Even in his last stage of sickness Shlomo continued to help people by arranging and paying for their surgeries. Never did he question Hashem. In fact he was quoted as saying, “Thank you, Hashem, for giving me cancer!” Shlomo was and should continue to be an inspiration to all. He taught us that there is nothing that we cannot do or achieve, that nothing is out of reach when we make the effort and believe in Hashem. Shlomo was given a king’s honor as he left this world. Not only by the hundreds of Hatzalah buses and emergency vehicles that escorted the aron, closing Ocean Parkway and the Belt Parkway on the way to the airport. Not only from the roster of roshei yeshiva that attended his levayah. Not only from the fact that his aron passed HaRav Kanievsky’s house so he could be melaveh the meis. The true kavod was delivered by the thousands of individuals who felt touched by Shlomo and cried at the mere sight of his aron. Reb Shlomo is survived by his mother, Rebbetzin Sarah Zakheim; his wife, Dr. Faygie Zakheim; his siblings, Moshe Zakheim, Mrs. Rachelle Klein, and Mrs. Devorah Hamada; and his children, Michal Klerer, Rabbi Azriel Zakheim, Ariella Weiss, Rachelli Levine, and Rabbi Moshe Zakheim; and many grandchildren. Yehei zichro baruch. Rabbi Raphael Fuchs writes the weekly A Taste Of Lomdus column for The Jewish Press.

lowing his petirah, Rabbi Scholar added, we can all give him kavod. Shlomo continued to supply helicopter rides to the children of Camp Simcha even in his weakened state of health – just several weeks before his petirah. These incredible selfless acts of chesed will surly silence the keteigurim. We do not know about the myriad acts of chesed that Shlomo always participated in because he never spoke about them, not even to his family. And Shlomo always refrained from speaking lashon hara. One of the speakers at the levayah asked if anyone could remember a derogatory word ever coming out of Shlomo’s mouth. His closest of friends all testified that Shlomo indeed never spoke an ill word about anyone. In many instances of Shlomo’s discreet assistance to others, his tremendous acts of kindness only became known accidentally. This is why we Mourners carrying the aron.


Israeli MKs Learn About U.S. Jews By Rachel Marder Israeli Knesset Member Nachman Shai (Labor), who studied and worked in the U.S. for years, said e had no idea how much the 25-year-old prayer rights group Women of the Wall mattered to North American Jews – until he went there on a recent outreach trip. “We were shocked to see how important women praying at the Kotel was,” Shai said in an interview with JNS.org. “For average Israelis it’s not such a big issue.” “Wherever we went [in North America] we heard about the Kotel as if it was the center of the world,” he added. The Labor lawmaker is chairing a caucus in the Knesset to strengthen ties between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and between American and Israeli lawmakers. He says he now realizes the misconceptions Israelis have about American Jews, the changing perceptions Americans have of Israel, and the harm that both factors can have on the countries’ relationship. The caucus, launched in June, is working to recruit a cohort of Members of Knesset to participate in its third delegation to the U.S., a five-day trip to Boston and New York City in March sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation and Brandeis University. The trips are designed to give MKs a crash course in American Jews and their relationship to Israel, and to strengthen Congress’s ties to the Jewish state. The idea behind the initiative, Ruderman Family Foundation President Jay Ruderman says, is to show Israelis the diversity that exists in American Jewry and that community’s unique challenges when it comes to issues like intermarriage, conversion, and creating space for both criticizing and supporting Israel. In particular, Israelis, Ruderman said, should learn how to connect with this conflicted generation of American Jews, which is different from previous ones. “If Israel turns off that community, strategically they’re going to be in real tough shape,” said Ruderman, a former deputy director of AIPAC who made aliyah in 2005. “When I moved to Israel and I worked for AIPAC here, I got to know MKs and ministers personally. I realized that they did not have not only the same understanding of the American Jewish community and its role, but they didn’t really have an interest in it.” Shai, who served as press secretary for the Israeli delegation to the UN in 1979 and was named press consultant to the Israeli Embassy in Washington in 1981, says the U.S.-Israel relationship cannot be taken for granted. He hopes the Knesset caucus will create a bridge between Congress and the Israeli legislature, since no official parliamentary friendship group for dialogue between the two bodies exists, as it does for 100 other nations and Congress. The caucus opened in June in conjunction with the release of poll results in which 31.9 percent of Israeli respondents said their leaders should not take into account the positions of American Jews on the peace process at all, while 33.6 percent said U.S. Jewry’s views should be considered to a small extent. Only 21.6 percent called for those views to be taken into account to a great extent, and 9.4 percent said the views should be considered to a very great extent. The poll was conducted by Teleseker and commissioned by the Ruderman Foundation. Regarding conversion and the Israeli government’s relationship with the Conservative and Reform movements, 24 percent of Israelis opposed taking U.S. Jewry’s positions into account, while 30.6 percent said they should be considered to a small extent. Meanwhile, 25.1 percent supported the government considering U.S. Jewry’s views to a great extent. Israeli Jews still value the lobbying efforts by American Jews on behalf of Israel, according to the poll, which found that 66.3 percent see the Jewish community in the U.S. as having a very or somewhat positive influence on Israel’s national security. Unlike Shai and Ruderman, who say American Jewry’s support for Israel is changing and in need of work, 76 percent of Israelis polled believe support for Israel in the future will remain at the level it is today or even grow stronger. But they are not optimistic about U.S. Jewry’s personal connection to the Jewish state, with 51 percent responding that half or less than half of U.S. Jews feel a meaningful connection. (JNS)

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AARON KLEIN Is It All About The Money? The reported willingness of Arab Gulf states to fund a U.S. military campaign in Syria – announced by Secretary of State John Kerry in a hearing earlier this week – may stem from their interests in oil and gas. The U.S., Russia, Turkey, and Arab states stand to gain trillions of dollars in energy revenue in deals that involve Syrian territory. Qatar, home to the world’s largest gas field along with Iran, has proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey that would traverse Syria to the Mediterranean, with the gas then being shipped to Europe. However, Assad in 2009 refused to go along with the plan, instead inking deals with Russia and Iran. Syria is currently the site of the proposed construction of a massive underground gas pipeline that, if completed, could drastically undercut the strategic energy power of Qatar and would also cut Turkey out of the pipeline flow. Dubbed the “Islamic pipeline,” the project may ultimately favor Russia and Iran against Western energy interests. Iran, Iraq, and Syria signed a deal in 2010 to construct a 3,480-mile natural gas pipeline connecting Iran’s South Pars field to European customers. It is set to open in 2016. Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Oji announced that the pipeline would ultimately have the capacity to pump 3.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. A key portion of the Islamic pipeline is concentrated on the Syrian ports, which would export directly to Europe out of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Islamic pipeline is viewed as a major threat to Turkey, which has long desired to become the main bridge for natural gas and oil between the East and the West. Turkey, however, is a key player in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline, which is being constructed to transit natural gas to Europe from the Central Asia and Caspian regions. The pipeline is set to traverse Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary, and end in Austria. Turkey has been a key supporter of the rebels fighting Assad’s regime, while Qatar has reportedly been supplying arms and training to the rebels. If Assad can be deposed, Turkey and Qatar would like the Nabucco pipeline to run through Syria. Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 7-9 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.

Samantha Power Wielding Her Influence Once Again UN Ambassador Samantha Power is urging President Obama to strike Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in Syria, according to informed Middle Eastern diplomats. Power was notably absent during an urgent UN Security Council meeting last month concerning Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, and her name barely pops up in news media coverage of the crisis in Syria. Power’s most visible reaction to events in Syria so far has been a Tweet accusing Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons. Yet behind the scenes, Power is a central player pushing Obama to launch a military campaign in Syria, the diplomats told this column. The diplomats said Power has been working with Syrian foes Turkey and Saudi Arabia, as well as with key Syrian opposition figures, in trying to convince the White House to act sooner in Syria. The diplomats said that last week Power recommended that Obama strike in Syria without first consulting Congress, a move from which the president clearly seems to have backed away. Power’s central involvement may be telling. As this column reported last week and in the past, Power served on the advisory board that created the “Responsibility to Protect,” or R2P doctrine, that would be used to justify U.S. strikes in Syria. Jihadists To Storm Syria If U.S. Strikes Thousands of jihadist fighters have mobilized in Turkey and Jordan, ready to storm into Syria if the U.S. begins a bombing campaign, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The Islamic militants, fighting alongside the Syrian rebels, are being directed in part by Turkish, Saudi, and Jordanian military staff, according to the security officials. The security officials said the jihadists waiting to advance into Syria include members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Jihadiya Salafiya group. Iranian and North Korean experts, meanwhile, are directing an operations room for the Syrian army ahead of a possible showdown with Western powers, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The Iranians and North Koreans, based inside Syria, are focusing their efforts on ensuring the viability of Syria’s air defense systems while maintaining the embattled country’s vast missile arsenal, the officials said. The officials said Iran has gone so far as to pledge soldiers to Syria if such mercenaries are needed in a confrontation. Russian military experts are also participating in the preparation efforts by advising the Syrian army, but Moscow has not met the expectations of Bashar al-Assad’s regime regarding the extent of their involvement, the officials said,

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Gestapo’s wanted list, was smuggled from Poland into Budapest. His wife, children, grandchildren and in-laws had been brutally murdered by the Nazis and the Rebbe himself was marked for deportation to the death camps. But a Hungarian counterintelligence agent who was friendly to Jews whisked the Rebbe, his younger brother and his gabbai into Hungary. Beards and side-locks shaved off, they were disguised as Russian generals who had been captured at the front and were being taken to Budapest for interrogation. Throughout the drive across German-occupied Poland to Hungary they had one close call after another but miraculously evaded detection. At one checkpoint they were detained and almost exposed, but then, as if from nowhere, a highranking Hungarian official appeared and ordered that their vehicle be let through. There was great excitement when news of the Rebbe’s arrival in Budapest reached the Jewish community. My father, like many others, sought a meeting with him. When it became known that my father was going to Budapest to see the Rebbe, countless Jews came to our home with kvitlech – petitions – asking the Rebbe for his berachah. So it was that my father arrived at the Rebbe’s dwelling carrying a suitcase filled with these kvitlech. When the Rebbe beheld the suitcase and its contents he said, “Believe me, I simply have no strength, but I give over to you all the berachos. Whomever you bless will be blessed.” This was the mandate my father entrusted to me. (To Be Continued)


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A Greener Golan By Anna Harwood

Israel is renowned for creating innovative solutions for dealing with a scarcity of natural resources from seawater desalination to drip-irrigation. Indeed, these technologies have been sold internationally and are aiding the solution of dire water and food shortages in the developing world. Israel has now begun to focus on a new challenge, that of moving towards a greener economy. The Golan Heights region is one such area, which, despite its pastoral serenity, has seen tremendous economic growth and in turn faces detrimental effects on its picturesque landscape. The Golan Heights is a welcome island of green in a predominantly an arid country. The green hills peppered with vineyards and orchards, the bubbling streams and the snow-capped Hermon Mountain are all gems in Israel’s geography. Likewise, they are all at risk of increased environmental pollution and the negative consequences of climate change.

In a report released last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection declared that “Israel recognizes the necessity to decouple the destructive link between economic growth and environmental degradation and is forging forward with a new green growth agenda.” Towering over the Golan Heights region lies the wind farm at Tel Asania. While solar energy provisions are costly and space intensive, wind farms produce energy efficiently on significantly less land space. The region’s gusty plateau is the perfect location for Israel’s first ever wind farm which provides electricity for one of its largest employers, the Golan Heights Winery, other regional industries and a proportion of the area’s residents. It was announced earlier this year that a new wind farm containing 50 turbines, the height of the Azrielli centers in Tel Aviv, will be built in the region at a cost of 250 million euro. It is pre-

dicted that by 2015, the new 120 megawatt wind farm will begin producing electricity and that the farm will become the largest in the entire Middle East region. The Golan Heights’s businesses and industries have gone on board outlining new strategies to minimize their carbon footprints and develop policies to protect the region for the generations to come. Katzrin, the capital of the region, is home to one of the region’s greatest prides, the Golan Heights Winery. As one of the region’s largest employers and the country’s leading wine producer, they take responsibility for leading the way in environmental responsibility. “The Golan Heights Winery is totally indebted to the incredible natural offerings of the region,” said Yael Gai, head of international marketing for the Golan Heights Winery. “The mineral-rich basalt soil and the perfect weather conditions enable us to grow the fantastic grapes which are produced year after year. For that reason, one of our main goals is to increase the positive impact which we have on the environment.” “There is a growing trend in the wine world to move towards organic farming and sustainable agriculture,” added Chief Winemaker Victor Schoenfeld. “We work on a system of biodynamic agriculture which aims to strengthen the connection between man, nature, animal and plants.” To this end, the Golan Heights Winery has made strides to paint the Golan green in more ways than one. For the past 15 years, the Golan Heights Winery has been cultivating its unique Odem organic vineyard. “Organic winegrowing not only expresses, to the fullest extent possible, the unique terroir of the Odem Vineyard, but it also positively influences its quality,” said Schoenfeld. “In light of our successful experience with organic winegrowing in the Odem Vineyard, and following extensive study of the topic, we implemented organic methodologies in additional vineyards across the Golan Heights thus reducing the use of environment damaging chemicals in the whole region.” Without using powerful chemicals to deter unwanted guests, the Golan Heights Winery went back to basics, employing a parliament of barn owls to guard the vines and using pheromones to confuse pests and preclude breeding. Any grape waste from these vineyards is then turned into organic compost and thereafter used in over 40% of the winery’s vineyards.

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In part due to the increased usage of desalinated water for urban water consumption, SPNI has taken the opportunity to launch the “Longing for the Streams” campaign to improve the way natural water sources are managed. In addition to rehabilitation programs and new legislation, they run a

In addition to the use of wind turbine produced energy, the winery invests heavily in reducing water usage through an innovative drip irrigation and advanced water measurement system. This enables the winey to use the absolute minimum amount of water required to water the vines. The large quantity of water used in winemaking and cleaning the vast vats is rerouted through a unique purification device enabling the efficient recycling of waste water. The organic waste is then broken down into gases by anaerobic bacteria, which in turn power an electricity-producing turbine. Finally, the winery has ceased to use non-recyclable plastic bags and in its place uses eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging. “We still have a long way to go to ensure that our environmental sustainability remains in line with our expansion,” said Schoenfeld. “But we are making real headway and setting an example to the whole region.” In addition to high tech solutions and innovative energy conservation devices, the Golan Heights also relies on a team of volunteers to maintain its lush green habitat. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) has launched a number of programs to try to combat the deterioration of the Golan’s natural water sources including the many streams, rivers, springs and wetlands in the region. “Israel’s rivers are in a state of crisis,” reads SPNI’s report on the The Golan Heights Winery’s Odem organic vineyard. current situation. “Israel’s rivers and wetlands have changed beyond recogni- “River Guardian” program for school-age children tion. Rivers and wetlands have become dump- to learn what they can do to protect the area’s waing grounds for sewage, industrial and agricul- ter sources. tural runoff.” Keeping the Golan green is a combined effort.

Together with the leading businesses in the area, such as the Golan Heights Winery, Israel’s governmental, charitable and clean tech organizations are all playing their part in protecting one of Israel’s most beautiful regions. While the Golan Heights is now blooming with flora and fauna, the

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The Making Of A Debut Album By Tova Klein

Shmueli Schwartz, whose debut music album “Believe” was released by Ashira Music just before Rosh Hashanah, grew up in Los Angeles singing in the school choirs and in a musical family. Singing has always been a passion of his. “About 10 years ago, while sitting by the piano, just playing with some ideas of melodies, a friend of mine happened to show me Pachelbel’s Canon in D,” singer/songwriter Schwartz, 28, recently reminisced. After hearing it, I thought to myself, ‘Wow…this is heavenly. What if I could just write something like this – so beautiful, so inspirational, and spiritual.’ As I played the chord progression, I began to sing over it with a counter melody, and within some time, I put together my first song, ‘Mi Adir.’ “I also contemplated the idea of producing a music CD. Not realizing the enormity of such an undertaking, I acquired the help of my father’s friend, Dov Shmuel Schwartz Scharf, conductor with the Orange County Symphony and a musical genius. Dov became my mentor and his colleague, John Sawoski, an accomplished pianist, arranger/orchestrator and composer took over after his premature passing.” Sawoski arranged, orchestrated, and produced the album. After recording the strings for this production, Mei Chang, a renowned violinist, concluded, “After all these years, I have never felt so sad to see a session end. Those beautiful lines Schwartz wrote for us keep visiting my ears in a most pleasant way.

I want to not only thank him for putting the faith ern sound, the feelings of the songs are extremely in us to bring the strings charts to life, but also to tangible and bring a smile to your lips and a tear to say that I left the recording studio much richer in spirit.” Highlights include several songs scored for the full string section conducted by Sawoski with touching violin solos, a jazzy/hip-hop/big band song featuring trumpets, trombones and sax section; a new country style song with intricate piano accompaniment by Sawoski; great guitar playing, including searing electric and tender acoustic guitars as well as mandolin; great woodwind playing, and SEA Flute; Latin and orchestral percussion; commanding horn playing; and rocking and sensitive drums, nylonstring acoustic guitar. The album was tracked and mixed by Jon Mattox, and mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Records. Sawoski described a few of the 10 tracks on the album. He called “Va Haviosim” “like a rock opera with great string playing,” and “Al Naharos Bovel” “an anthemic ballad with a touching solo by Mei Chang.” “After more than three years of meticulous dedication and an outpouring of love… I have the absolute pleasure to introduce my first production,” said Schwartz, who The debut album “Believe.” wrote all the music and the lyrics to the English songs. “I hope you will find that ‘Believe’ your eyes.” takes you through a musical journey. Accompanied The album can be found at www.shmuelimusic. by rich instrumentation with a classical yet mod- com and on iTunes.


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Failing School In Israel Becomes A Success Story By Daniela Feldman “To see the good in your students, keep trying, just keep trying,” reads a sign on the wall in the teacher’s lounge of the Netzach Israel elementary school in Kiryat Malachi, one of Israel’s most impoverished cities. The maxim is uni-

ish community who helped finance its establishment in 1951. Last November, the city hit the news after a rocket from Gaza struck an apartment building and killed three residents during Operation Pillar of Defense.

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Will Medicaid Take My Home? By Isaac Yedid, Esq. and Raymond Zeitoune, Esq. A common assumption is that if you enter a nursing home, Medicaid will immediately take your house to pay for your care. In reality, that is not exactly true. Below are three common scenarios: 1) If you are married, your spouse is always allowed to stay in the house as long as he or she lives. However, after both spouses die, certain states will sometimes put a lien on the home. If that happens, the state will make a claim for the amount they have paid out in Medicaid benefits. This claim would then usually be paid from the proceeds of the house sale after both spouses have passed away. With proper legal planning, this can sometimes be avoided. 2) If your spouse dies while you are still living in the nursing home, Medicaid may demand that you sell the home and use the proceeds for your nursing home costs. Again, depending on the circumstances, you can sometimes preserve the family home. Each situation is different. For example, if a son or daughter is living in the home and provided two years of care to the nursing home resident, this child can sometimes be given the home as a gift to avoid a forced sale by Medicaid. This is usually referred to as the child caretaker exception. Unfortunately, the Medicaid caseworker will not always let you know about this rule. Another exception is if you have a permanently disabled child. In that situation, the home can usually be given to

that child, without adverse Medicaid consequences. 3) If you enter a nursing home and do not have a spouse living in the home, Medicaid will allow you to keep the house for approximately one year. After approximately one year, you must list the home for sale, unless one of the exceptions, such as the child caretaker rule applies. When the home sells, the proceeds must generally be used for your nursing home care. If you die before selling the home, the state will usually put a lien on the home. If that happens, the state will make a claim for the amount they have paid out in Medicaid benefits. The good news however, is that through proper legal planning, you can sometimes preserve the entire value of the home for future generations. Even in cases where Medicaid demands that you sell the home, there are often ways to preserve a portion of the sale proceeds for your family. Attorneys who specialize in Medicaid planning are constantly contacted by concerned loved ones and family members wondering “when is the right time to prepare for Medicaid planning.” The answer is that it is never too early or too late to discuss the planning options available. Below is one example of the many types of calls attorneys receive every day where attorneys advise clients that Medicaid planning is an option right now.

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A TREASURY OF TORAH RIDDLES RABBI MORDECHAI WEINTRAUB, Z”L

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Solutions To Last Week’s Torah Riddles Torah Personalities Riddle: Describe the scenario whereby a kohen wears clothing that he knows will become dirty. Solution: According to Leviticus 6:4, “He [the kohen] shall remove his garments and don other garments, and he shall remove the ash to the outside of the camp, to a pure place.” The Me’am Loez offers this explanation: “It is not proper that the garments used to take out the ashes from the altar also be used for other services before Hashem – since they were certainly soiled with dirt.”

Mitzvos: Commandments Riddle: Describe two cases whereby one is required to interrupt his performance of a mitzvah mi’de’oraisa in order to perform a mitzvah mi’de’rabbanan. Solution: 1) A mispallel is required to interrupt the recitation of the “Shema” tefillah (a mitzvah mi’de’oraisa) in favor of the recitation of the Kiddush Levanah (consecration of the new moon) tefillah (a mitzvah mi’de’rabbanan). This is the p’sak when there is a strong possibility that the opportunity for the consecration of the new moon will pass, e.g. if the moon becomes blocked by the clouds and will no longer be visible by the time the recitation of the Shema tefillah is completed (Sha’arei Teshuvah, Orach Chaim 426:3). 2) Torah study (a mitzvah mi’de’oraisa) is to be interrupted for the reading of Megillas Esther (a mitzvah mi’de’rabbanan), according to the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 687:2). Times And Places Riddle: Explain the Chofetz Chaim’s take on what happens when a person amasses wealth

through illegal means. Solution: The Chofetz Chaim (Kuntres Tiferes Adam, perek 12) makes the following points: 1) Since G-d provides support for the entire world He would obviously not provide that support from illegally obtained sources. 2) The wealth obtained by illegal means will not last, as it will be lost via such harsh means as illness, bad business decisions, etc. 3) By amassing wealth through illegal means, the prophet’s warning applies: “Their wealth will give way to plunder and their houses to desolation; they will build houses, but will not dwell in them; they will plant vineyards, but not drink their wine” (Zephaniah 1:13). Mitzvos: Commandments Riddle: Explain the scenarios regarding fulfilling the mitzvah of eating from a korban Pesach and committing a lav pertaining to eating from a korban Pesach. Solution: If I ate from the korban Pesach while it was completely roasted, I fulfilled a Torah mitzvah. However, if I ate from the korban Pesach while it was half done, I committed a lav (Torah prohibition). As it is stated in Exodus 12:9: “You shall not eat it partially roasted or cooked in water; only roasted over fire…”

This Week’s Torah Riddles Torah Personalities Riddle: Who is punished by death for wearing more clothing than he is mandated to wear? Mitzvos: Commandments Riddle: What Torah mitzvah has been fulfilled only nine times since it was initially required? Times And Places Riddle: Explain King Solomon’s take on the verse in Proverbs 13:7: “Some pretend to be rich and have nothing, but others act poor and have great wealth.” Laws Riddle: Explain the reasons why the Rama places limits on the amount of charity that even a wealthy person may give, and why the Rambam holds differently? What is Rav Moshe Feinstein’s exception to the Rama’s ruling? The solutions to these Torah Riddles, plus additional Torah Riddles, will appear in next week’s column.


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HALACHIC QUESTIONS RABBI J. SIMCHA COHEN

Open Parking Lots On Shabbat (Part I) Question: Is it proper for Orthodox synagogues to have their parking lots open on Shabbat? Answer: There are a number of serious halachic objections to shul parking lots being open on Shabbat. First, it must be recognized that there is a major distinction between one who violates Shabbat privately and one who violates Shabbat publicly. A person who violates it publicly – who

is “mechallel Shabbat b’farhesia” – is halachically categorized as a gentile (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 72:2). What defines a public violation of Shabbat? Harav Yaakov Ettlinger, author of the famed Aruch LaNer commentaries on the Talmud, contends that a public violation must take place in the presence of 10 Jews (Responsa Binyon Tzion 64) His argument is based on the Talmud (Sanhedrin 74), which derives the definition of the word “farhesia – public” from the verse that requires a minyan for matters of kedushah (i.e. Kaddish, Barchu, etc.). Just as kedushah activities require at least 10 Jews so too must a public violation of Shabbat. It is true that Esther’s sin (when she went to Achashveirosh) is regarded as public – even though 10 Jews weren’t present – but her sin is an exception to the rule, explains Rav Etlinger. Since sexual sins are almost never witnessed by 10 people, general knowledge of a sexual sin is sufficient to deem

it public. All other public sins, however, require 10 witnesses. The Minchat Elazar (the Munkatcher Rav) actually requires 10 shomrei Shabbat to view the violation for it to be considered public. HaRav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach, the late world-renowned posek, rules that any Jew who refrains from violating Shabbat in the presence of a rav (or ish chashuv) cannot be classified as someone who is mechallel Shabbat b’farhesia (Madanei Shlomo, volume I, Moadim, pp. 26, 27). Keeping a shul parking lot open on Shabbat opens the door for Jews to be classified public Shabbat violators since 10 Jews (and even possibly the rav) may very well see people entering their cars and driving away at the end of davening. (To be continued) Rabbi Cohen, a Jerusalem Prize recipient, is the author of eight sefarim on Jewish law. His latest, “Jewish Prayer the Right Way” (Urim Publications), is available at Amazon .com and select Judaica stores.

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Although the Imrei Emes notes that the Talmud is referring to the era of the World to Come when our sins will be completely cleansed it can, in fact, be associated with Yom Kippur as well. Each year, on Yom Kippur, the Shabbos Shabbason, when we do not partake of food or drink, the yetzer hara is suppressed, and we are compared to angels, we experience a “taste of the world-to-come.” In this context, HaGaon R’ Aharon Kotler asks: We can understand the significance and greatness of being purified before Hashem. However, what is the comfort or gratification in troubling Hashem to cleanse and wash us from our iniquity, as it says in Yeshayah (4:4), “Hashem will have washed the filth of the daughters of Zion…” Rather, it would be humiliating. This could be comparable to one who is hosted by a very wealthy individual and then dirties the table. It would be very embarrassing if the dignified host would then personally get up to clean the mess. How much more humiliating if one were dining at the table of the king in the royal palace and the king would personally scrub away the filth the guest had made. Such a reference is made in Yirmiyahu (3:25), when Hashem calls the Jewish nation to repent. In the recommended teshuvah process, the prophet presents the expression, “We lie down in our shame and our humiliation covers us, for we have sinned to Hashem our G-d.” The RM”K in the first chapter of Tomer Devorah similarly explains that an individual should be filled with shame when he does teshuvah, for Hashem is personally, so to speak, cleansing the individual from sin. If our aveiros are comparable to the filth in the palace of the king, why should we be happy? But our situation is, in fact, radically different. We are not guest in the palace of the king; we are his children. The merciful father, even if he is king, would gladly clean the grime and impurity of his child. So too, we should not be ashamed for Hashem rejoices in the purification of His beloved children. Similarly, the Midrash Rabbah cites R’ Shmuel Pagrita in the name of R’ Meir on the words, “V’shavta ad Hashem Elokecha – Return to Hashem,” that this is like the son of the king who rebels and his father sends his mentor to encourage him to return home. The son responds, “How can I ask forgiveness? I am ashamed.” The father answers, “Is a son discomfited in front of his father?” During our tefillos of Yamim Nora’im we constantly refer to Hashem as avinu malkeinu, our father, our king. R’ Avigdor Miller underscores the fact that we are Hashem’s children, as it says (Shemos 4:22), “My firstborn son is Israel.” Moreover, Hashem especially created us to be His children, as

it says (Yeshayah 43:21), “This people which I fashioned for Myself.” The Hebrew word for father, av, is related to ahav, to love and yahav, to give. Rav Miller explains that a father has a special love for his children that also provides unique benefits. With the words avinu malkeinu, we are describing how Hashem directs His love for the Jewish nation as a father, and as a king He manages the affairs of the world for us. Our sages tell us that we can be cleansed and purified from our sins, and nullify any evil decrees, G-d forbid, through teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah. Once, as the Ari HaKadosh was learning with his disciples, expounding on the hidden aspects of Torah in a field where the great prophet Hoshe’a ben Be’ari lay buried, he suddenly interrupted himself. “For Hashem’s sake,” he cried, “hurry and gather charity together and give it to the poor R’ Yaakov Altras who sits and cries because of his dire poverty. His pleas are breaking through all the heavens and entering the Sanctum Sanctorum. Hashem is upset, as it were, with all the inhabitants of the city and its suburbs because of the people’s lack of mercy. I hear the declaration of a harsh edict, decreeing a plague of locusts over the land, which will not leave any crops standing in the fields. Let us try to annul this terrible judgment.” Immediately each individual contributed whatever he could. The Ari HaKodesh entrusted the sum of money to his student R’ Yitzchok HaCohen with instructions to quickly take the funds to the house of R’ Yaakov. R’ Yitzchok found the poor man crying and supplicating in the doorway of his small hut. “Rebbi, why are you crying?” he asked. R’ Yaakov explained that his poverty pained him deeply. He had possessed a small cask of water that broke, and he didn’t have even one penny to replace it. R’ Yitzchok immediately gave him the money, and the poor man’s happiness was boundless. Upon his return, as R’ Yitzchok was describing what had taken place, the disciples were astounded by the sight of huge swarms of locusts blowing across the sky, driven by unusually strong winds. “Do not be afraid,” the Ari HaKadosh called out. “All the locusts are flying out over the ocean, and not one will be left. The decree has been annulled in heaven.” What a strong illustration of the power of tzedakah. Today, too, we can ensure a favorable judgment for blessings and success for ourselves and for the klal with the mitzvah of tzedakah. Each year I undertake to collect money, especially for Yom Tov, on behalf of destitute people. I have established a special Yom Tov Fund that I personally administer and distribute directly into the hands of those who are most in need. I humbly beseech of all our loyal readers of The Jewish Press and friends of Klal Yisrael to feel the pain of our brethren and to take a part in this great mitzvah. Let us give chizuk to families, individuals, and children in need. In the zechus of your contribution, may you merit blessing and success, a year of good health, nachas, happiness and prosperity. Please send your contribution to Khal Bnei Yitzchok Yom Tov Fund, c/o Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, 1336 E. 21 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210. If you would like any special tefillos to be offered for a shidduch, shalom bayis, parnassah, or a refuah, please include the person’s name and the mother’s name.

lest he come and strike me down, mother and children.” Jacob was not doubting Hashem’s ability to save him from Esau; rather, he thought he may not deserve to be rescued. Yet, there would seem to be no comparison between the contradictory verses regarding David and the contradictory verses regarding Jacob. David contradicted himself; in one verse he expresses confidence while in another he expresses doubt. Jacob, on the other hand, contradicted Hashem. And even if Jacob sinned, was that cause for worry? Shlomo Hamelech taught (Ecclesiastes

7:20): “Ki adam ein tzaddik ba’aretz asher ya’aseh tov ve’lo yecheta – For there is no man so wholly righteous on this earth who always does good and never sins.” Hashem knows the frailty of man and, consequently, a promise made by Hashem – not only to Jacob but to his father Isaac and to his grandfather Abraham, as well – is assured of being kept. This is especially so since the promise in question related to the future nation of Israel – the very reason Hashem created the world in the first place. (To be continued)

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass

L’David Hashem Ori (Part II) Question: In “L’David Hashem Ori” – which we recite from the beginning of Elul until Shemini Atzeret – we read the following: “Bikrov alay me’reim le’echol et besarai – When evildoers approach me to devour my flesh.” Why does the verse use the word “me’reim”? Why not use “resha’im” or “anashim ra’im” instead? Tzila Kleinbart Brooklyn, NY Summary of our response up to this point: Last week we discussed why we recite “L’David Hashem Ori” at the end of our daily prayers from the beginning of Elul through Shemini Atzeret. We explained that the prayer’s summation of King David’s yearning for closeness with Hashem (verse 4) and other allusions to returning to Hashem make it a very suitable conclusion to our prayers at this time of year. In Parshat Vayishlach, we find that Jacob is afraid as he prepares to confront the wicked Esau and prays to Hashem (Genesis 32:12): “Rescue me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him lest he come and strike me down, mother and children.” Rashi comments that Jacob repeats himself – “from the hand of my brother, from…Esau” – because Esau’s behavior towards him was not that of a brother, but rather that of the notably wicked Esau. But why was Jacob’s afraid? Did he distrust Hashem’s tripartite promise to the patriarchs that their progeny will become a great nation? ***** Something of a solution to our dilemma might be found in the Gemara (Berakot 4a), which quotes Psalms 86:1-2: “Tefillah l’David….shamra nafshi ki chasid ani – A prayer of David: ...Guard my soul for I am pious.” In this psalm, David confidently declares his piety. However, in “L’David Hashem Ori” (Psalms 27:13), David seems to express the opposite sentiment, stating, “Lule he’emanti lir’ot be’tuv Hashem be’eretz ha’chayim – Would that I had trusted that I would see the goodness of Hashem in the land of the living [i.e., the World to Come].” The Gemara asks; How can David proclaim his piety in one verse and doubt his entry into the World to Come in another? The Gemara cites R. Yose, who taught: “Why are there dots over the word ‘lule’? David said before the Holy One Blessed Is He: Master of the universe, I am sure that You will well reward the righteous in the World to Come, but I have no idea if I have a portion amongst them. [Why?] Perhaps I will be excluded due to some sin.” Rashi explains that the dots over “lule – would that I” diminish the intent of the verse, making David’s reward questionable. In a similar fashion, the Gemara cites two seemingly contradictory verses about Jacob. We cited the first one above (Genesis 28:15): “Ve’hineh anochi imach u’shmarticha b’chol asher telech va’hashivosich el ha’adama hazot ki lo e’ezavcha ad asher im asiti eit asher dibarti lach – Behold, I am with you; I will guard wherever you go, and I will return you to this soil; for I will not forsake you until I will have done that which I have spoken about [i.e., promised] you.” The other verse (Genesis 32:8) states: “Vayira Yaakov me’od – And Jacob was very fearful.” Why was he afraid? The Gemara explains that Jacob thought he might not be worthy of Hashem’s blessings due to some sin he may have committed. This answer could also explain Jacob’s request of Hashem in Genesis 32:12, “Hatzileini nah miyad achi miyad Esav ki ya’rei anochi oto pen yavo ve’hikani em al banim – Rescue me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him Rabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press.He can be contacted at yklass@ jewishpress.com.

PEARLS OF WISDOM RABBI DOVID GOLDWASSER

Redeemed “Rabbi Akiva said: Happy are you Israel! Before Whom do you become clean? And Who makes you clean? Your father who is in Heaven …” (Yuma 85b)


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OBSERVATIONS RABBI MORDECHAI WEISS

Making Aliyah: The Nefesh B’Nefesh Experience During my long career as both a pulpit rabbi and as a Jewish day school principal, I have visited Israel many times. I have led numerous tours and on the personal side, I’ve celebrated the bar mitzvahs and weddings of my children and grandchildren. My visits were always filled with the passion and desire to live in our beautiful land – the miracle of our generation – while breathing its wonderful air. And every time I departed my heart was filled with sadness, for I knew that Eretz Yisrael, our people’s homeland, is the place for the Jew to live. I was also saddened that I was able to visit my five children living there only about twice a year. There is no comparison between visiting Eretz Yisrael and making the commitment to live there. There is a huge psychological and physical difference between the two. When visiting Israel, one maintains a connection with his or her community back home. Your name and reputation are known there and your contribution is hopefully appreciated. But moving to Israel begins your life anew. You are basically alone. Though you have acquaintances, you can’t help but be challenged when you experience the routines of daily living while meeting new people. You ask yourself what contribution you can make to this great society, how you can help the Jewish nation and its remarkable people grow to ever-greater heights. Without the help and encouragement of Nefesh B’Nefesh, our aliyah journey would have been substantially more difficult. The organization is there for you at every turn, from helping you prepare your papers to your emotional, unforgettable arrival in Israel. Once in Eretz Yisrael, Nefesh B’Nefesh guides you through the various procedures until your aliyah becomes official. Thank God, Americans move to Israel because they want to be there – not due to being forced from the country they’re leaving. They are making a supreme sacrifice by going on aliyah, as they voluntarily pack their belongings and sell many of their possessions. They know that living in Israel is a Jew’s obligation. They know that there’s no rationale for not living in Israel. To its credit, Nefesh B’Nefesh is keenly aware of and sensitive to all this. My wife and I, having made aliyah with Nefesh B’Nefesh’s invaluable assistance last month, have fulfilled a lifelong dream. Israel is where we belong. It is where we want to be. The transition, however, is challenging. We are starting all over again. The packing as we prepared to leave Connecticut was strenuous. The lack of living comfortably for a time has been arduous as well. Add to that the knowledge that you are entering the unknown, and you become drained – physically and spiritually. Upon entering the local gas station to fill up my car, the attendant asked me where I was from. “I’m from America,” I responded. “I just made aliyah.” He asked me why I didn’t stay in America. “Prices are cheaper there, life is easier, gas only costs four dollars a gallon as opposed to eight dollars per gallon here,” he said. “There are crazy terrorists here. Why would you leave America?” “You see, my friend,” I responded, “you don’t understand. This is my land. This is the land that God gave to the Jewish people. I choose to be here. I choose to be connected to my roots in this land. I know that to live as a Jew, the land of Israel is vital and is on an equal par to studying and learning our holy Torah. This is the very essence of the Jew.” Rabbi Mordechai Weiss now resides in Israel. All comments are welcome at ravmordechai@ aol.com.


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HALACHIC POSITIONS OF RABBI J. B. SOLOVEITCHIK, ZT”L FROM A LECTURE SERIES BY RABBI AHARON ZIEGLER

The Teshuvah Process The Rambam (Hilchot Teshuvah 2:2) lists three basic components of teshuvah: recognizing and verbally admitting one’s sin; feeling bad about it; and disassociating from it, committing not to repeat it in the future. According to Rav Soloveitchik, there is a fourth element: A person must fully believe that he had the ability, as well as the physical and mental capacity, to do the right thing and yet failed to do so. For example, if a person is convinced, considering the nature of his personality and circumstances, that he cannot possibly control himself at all times from resorting to slander (lashon ha’ra)

or that he cannot stay in business without acting loveitchik explained that the farmer is saying in efdishonestly (and after all, “everyone is doing it”), fect: I could have done all that I declared without then he cannot properly do teshuvah. Such a per- reservation. I had the capacity and capability to do son will mitigate his transgressions by claiming it all correctly. If, for some reason, I did not fulfill (in his heart) that he wasn’t entirely at fault, that all my obligations, it is because of my own shorthe couldn’t help himself, that he couldn’t control comings and not due to any external circumstanchimself, and thus he will never admit that he must es. Such a declaration is the beginning of teshuvah. change himself. Everyone has free will and is the master over his or Rav Soloveitchik derived this idea from the mitz- her own deeds. vah of vidui ma’aser – the declaration farmers make To order Rabbi Ziegler’s 5th volume of “Halon the last day of Passover of the fourth and seventh akhic Positions of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,” years of the seven-year cycle. They must recite the send $25 plus $3 postage, check payable to Kolfollowing passage from Devarim (26:13-15): “I have lel Agudath Achim, 1430 E. 7th Street, Brooklyn, removed the hallowed things from my house... I have NY 11230. not transgressed any of your commandments... I have hearkened to the Tishrei 9 in the year voice of Hashem, I have 135 BCE: Rabbi Yehuda acted according to evHaNasi was born erything you commanded me.” Tishrei 10: Yom KipJEFF REZNIK Why do our Sages call pur. this declaration a vidui, Tishrei 10 in the a “confession”? Rav SoThe following events occurred dur- year 1812 BCE: Abram (Abraham) ing this week in history: was born.

TIME CAPSULE

Tishrei 7 in the year 1568 BCE.: Twins named Zevulun and Dinah were born to Yaakov and Leah. Tishrei 8: Shabbat Shuva Tishrei 8 – September 21, 1939: The logistical details of The Final Solution were discussed by Reinhard Heydrich and his staff. Tishrei 8 – September 29, 1941: It took the Germans just two days to machine-gun to death 33,771 Jews to death at a ravine known as Babi Yar, near Kiev. Tishrei 9 – Erev Yom Kippur: Traditional time for Jews to give charity.

Tishrei 10 in the year 1686 BCE: The traditional date of Akeidas Yitzchak. Abraham left his home in Kiryat Arba/Hebron to follow God’s instructions regarding the binding of Isaac on the altar on Mt. Moriah, the future site of the Temple, in Jerusalem. Tishrei 10 – September 17, 1394: The Jewish section of Paris was attacked as King Charles VI ordered the expulsion of all Jews from France. Tishrei 10 – October 6, 1973: The Yom Kippur War commenced as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel. Comments? E-mail Jeff@jreznikstudios.com

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SHABBAT FORSHPEIS RABBI AVI WEISS

The Meaning Of Teshuvah The central theme of Yom Kippur is teshuvah, commonly translated as “repentance.” We hear so much about this term. What, in fact, does it truly mean? On the simplest behavioral level, writes Maimonides, teshuvah involves “returning” to a situation in which one had previously failed, and not making the same mistake a second time (Laws of Repentance 2:1). It means being given a second chance. No wonder Yom Kippur has elements of joy: We celebrate being given a second chance. In too many of life’s pursuits we are given only one shot. If we miss, it’s all over. On Yom Kippur God says, “No matter if you have failed before; you can still return.” A chassid once asked his rebbe, “Why pray on Yom Kippur? After all, we’ll inevitably sin again.” In response, the rebbe asked him to look out the window

behind him. Outside was a toddler learning to walk. “What do you see?” asked the master. “A child, standing and falling,” replied the disciple. Day after day the chassid returned to witness the same scene. At the week’s end, the child stood and didn’t fall. The child’s eyes expressed the achievement of having attained the impossible. “So with us,” said the rebbe. “We may fail again and again, but in the end, a loving God gives us the opportunities we need to succeed.” The mystics understand teshuvah differently. For them, teshuvah means “returning” to being righteous. But suppose one has never been righteous? What does such a person return to? The soul of every person, says the Sefat Emet, is fundamentally righteous. There may be a layer of evil obscuring the inner being, but all people created in the image of God are inherently good. Teshuvah, then, means to return to the inner kernel of goodness we all possess. Another classic story. Reb Zusha was on his deathbed, and tears were streaming down his face. “Why are you crying?” asked his disciples. “If God asks me why I wasn’t like Moses or Maimonides,” answered Reb Zusha, “I’ll say, I wasn’t blessed with that kind of leadership ability and wisdom.” But I’m afraid of another question,” he con-

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tinued. “What if God asks, ‘Reb Zusha, why weren’t you like Reb Zusha? Why didn’t you find your inner being and realize your inner potential? Why didn’t you find yourself?’ That is why I am crying.” Yet another chassidic legend. A young girl came to the Ba’al Shem Tov – the father of chassidism – crying. “Why do you cry?” the rebbe asked. “I was playing hide and seek,” said the young girl, “but no one came looking for me.” “So, too, is it with God,” reflected the Ba’al Shem Tov. “He, too, is crying. For as much as He is looking for us, we rarely look for Him.” It was left for Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, the first chief rabbi of Israel to offer an understanding related to the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Teshuvah, according to Rav Kook, ought be understood eschatologically. It quite literally means “go home” – to our homeland. It is not only an individual quest but a communal mandate to establish a land that is different from all others. A land that is a light to the nations of the world, a land that marks the dawn of redemption, a land at peace. On this Yom Kippur – let it be, let it be. Rabbi Avi Weiss is founder and president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.


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A New Year, A New Table

The wood rubbed thin, the varnish wore off, the legs wobbled, and there simply wasn't enough seating at the tables to feed the hungry men, women and children who have come to eat at Masbia since our doors opened eight years ago. So in preparation for the upcoming New Year and with the help of a generous donation from cookbook writer Susie Fishbein and her husband Kalman, we replaced our tables and chairs to make more room for our growing clientele and to continue to serve people with dignity. But as we schlepped all the old tables out to make room for the sparkling new ones, something felt wrong about simply throwing them away. These tables, which fed countless people in our community suffering from hunger, hold a certain sentimental value we thought, not just to us, but to all of our generous supporters like you.

A Piece Of The Table And so instead of throwing the tables into the trash, we decided to refashion them into memorabilia. Our chef Ruben Diaz worked hard, sawing, sanding, and buffing to create a new prototype, and a new life for our dilapidated tables. The result: unique, wooden, business card holders, special for your desk. We'd like to offer a piece of our history to you, who have kept our kitchens, ovens, and stomachs filled with food. From now until the end of September, we'll send you a wooden business card holder for every donation you send that's $360 or more.

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BASEBALL INSIDER IRWIN COHEN

Eighty Years Ago On Two Sides Of The Atlantic Rewind eight decades to 1933. That year marked the rise of the greatest villain of our time and the biggest Jewish sports hero of all time. On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. Soon afterward, he employed terror tactics against political opponents to gain complete power. Hitler opened Dachau, outside of Munich, a concentration camp built for political prisoners. Other camps soon followed. Over the course of time it would become the last stop for Jews about to be brutalized and murdered. Paul Josef Goebbels, head of the Nazi party in Berlin, called for a bloodless pogrom to expel Jews from government employment and the country’s economic life. Soon the pogroms became anything but bloodless. Jews were assaulted and robbed at will and homes and businesses were invaded by Nazi hooligans.

Hank Greenberg was a hero to Jews and other minorities.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, 22-year-old Hank Greenberg was thinking about spring training with the Detroit Tigers and hoping he would be able to stay in the major leagues for the entire season. The big first baseman had just one previous big league at-bat. Greenberg made the big leagues. But as the U.S. baseball season was getting underway, Jews in Germany were prohibited from holding civil service positions. Two weeks later, Jewish ritual slaughter was banned. Four days after Greenberg hit his first major league home run on May 6, books authored by Jews were burned throughout Germany. The Tigers were on a road trip and playing in Washington a few weeks later in May. Greenberg took in the sights. He saw the White House, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had moved in as president a few months earlier. The Washington Post’s

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G’MAR TOV WISHING PEACE TO ALL, NEAR AND FAR, ON THIS YOM KIPPUR.


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BY LOUIS RENE BERES

Syria (Today) And ‘Palestine’ (Tomorrow) (First of Two Parts) As the Syrian “revolution” continues to unravel, there is conspicuously little talk about “Palestine.” More precisely, despite the recurrent mantra of alleged Palestinian centrality to a comprehensive Middle East peace – an avalanche of warnings to Israel that has been repeated, endlessly, as if it were some sort of religious incantation – the world now understands differently. Finally, it is plain to see, all such allegations of Palestinian state primacy had been contrived. Utterly contrived. These allegations had always represented a very carefully engineered lie. Nothing more. Sometimes, even in the Middle East, truth does eventually emerge intact. Now more than ever it is apparent – incontestable, in fact – that the Arab/Islamic world has long been preparing to destroy itself. Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that Israel is not, and has never been, the problem. Ultimately, for Israel’s myriad Arab/Islamic regional enemies, the truth is scandalous. Even if Israel had never been created, these enemies would have been kept very busy slaughtering each other. Even if Israel had never “happened,” these foes’ markedly atavistic preparations for war, terror, and genocide would have been unhidden and irrepressible. Even if Israel had never existed, their lethally crude inclinations toward one another would have managed to surface. There are several additional ironies to the blighted history of blaming Israel, most of them dealing with Israel’s disproportionate contributions to science, technology, education, and medicine. In this connection, as thousands of Syrians are presently being torn, mangled, and burned at the bloodied hands of other Syrians, they are getting treatment, in substantially increasing numbers, at Israeli hospitals. There, Jewish doctors, entirely without any sort of compensation, are capably and compassionately healing the grievous wounds of Arabs brutalized by other Arabs. The enormous bill for such medical services is being borne, without complaint, by the overburdened Israeli taxpayer. In Israel, rendering such pro bono medical assistance to Arabs is not unprecedented. Indeed, on many occasions Israeli doctors have ministered not only to large numbers of Palestinian civilians but also to Palestinian terrorists, sometimes even immediately after these aspiring heroes and “martyrs” had committed unspeakably barbarous attacks upon Israeli schools, buses, and restaurants. On occasion, upon learning that their lives had been saved by Jewish physicians, they energetically spat at the ministering doctors and nurses. Accounts of such grotesque behavior are only too well known among Israeli health professionals. I have heard them myself, directly from several physician friends in Hadera, Haifa, and Jerusalem. What are the noteworthy connections between Syria and “Palestine”? In essence, what is currently taking place in Syria closely resembles what we can ultimately expect in “Palestine.” There exists, in these two intersecting regional catastrophes (one already underway, the other aspirational and still impending), a common reflection of irremediable fragmentations in the Arab world and propensities for violence and cruelty. In a Palestinian state – in any Palestinian state – the internecine rivalries now so starkly evident in Syria could be quickly replicated, or even exceeded, by what would be ignited between Hamas, Fatah, Louis René Beres, strategic and military affairs columnist for The Jewish Press, is professor of political science at Purdue University. Educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), he lectures and publishes widely on international relations and international law and is the author of ten major books in the field. In Israel, Professor Beres was chair of Project Daniel.

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Hashem’s House Is No Different

‘Everything…But To Leave’ (Pesachim 86b) This well-known saying – “Do everything your host asks of you except leave” – is found in our Gemara, but what does it really mean? Should we interpret it at face value, that a guest should be so audacious as to refuse to leave? In our version of the Gemara the words “except leave” are written in parentheses, implying that they were not part of the original text of the Gemara. The Meiri writes that they were inserted by a prankster, who sought to mock the Gemara. The version cited in Ein Yaakov, however, includes the words “except leave” and the Zohar (Pinchas, p. 244) quotes this saying with these puzzling words as well. Various explanations have been offered to make sense of this statement. One explanation is that there was originally a quotation mark in the middle of the word “tzei – leave.” In other words, “tzei” does not mean “leave,” but rather is an acronym that means “element of the forbidden.” That is to say, good manners require us to fulfill all our host’s requests unless he asks us to violate halacha (see Gan Yosef p. 104; Ben Yehoyada). Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters are published by the Sochachover Kollel of Bnei Brak, led by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kovalsky. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Newsletters in Hebrew and/or English are available for simcha and memorial dedications and are distributed by e-mail, dafyomi@hadaf-yomi.com.

In memory of the yahrzeiten of: Rabbi Yitzchak Zev b. Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik, zt”l, Brisker Rav (9 Tishrei, 1959); Akiva b. Yosef, zt”l, leading Tanna (10 Tishrei, 135 CE); Rabbi Avraham Binyamin b. Rabbi Michael Moshe Silberberg, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Pittsburgh (10 Tishrei, 1963); Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak b. Rabbi Naftali Elimelech Gewirtzman, zt”l, Pshevorsker Rebbe (10 Tishrei, 1976); Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua b. Rabbi Yosef Aryeh Heschel, zt”l, Machanivka Rebbe (10 Tishrei, 1987); Rabbi Akiva b. Rabbi Moshe Guens Eger, zt”l, Rav of Posen (13 Tishrei, 1737); Rabbi Shmuel b. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, zt”l, the Rebbe MaHaRaSh of Lubavitch (13 Tishrei, 1882); Rabbi Chaim b. Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin, zt”l, Rav of Moscow (13 Tishrei, 1912); Rabbi Yisrael b. Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman, zt”l, Sadgora Rebbe (13 Tishrei, 1906); Rabbi Yisrael b. Rabbi Shabtai Hoffstein, zt”l, Maggid of Kozenitz (Kozienice) and author of Avodas Yisrael (14 Tishrei, 1814); Rabbi Yosef Zvi b. Rabbi Yisrael Dushinsky, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of the Jerusalem Eidah Charedis (14 Tishrei, 1948); Yaakov b. Yitzchak Avinu, zt”l, Patriarch of the Nation of Israel (15 Tishrei, 1505 BCE); and Rabbi Meir b. Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Arik, zt”l, Tarnow Rav (15 Tishrei, 1925).

Dispatched on an Errand The Bach (Orach Chayim 170) reads the word “tzei” literally and explains that while a guest is expected to help his host by performing various chores around the house, he need not leave the house to run an errand for his host. Since he is a stranger to the area, it is unfair to expect him to find his way around unfamiliar streets. The Maharsham (Daas Torah, Shulchan Aruch ibid.) cites his father’s explanation based on a subsequent sugya (99b) which teaches that that when a group has joined together to share a Korban Pesach, its members cannot tell an individual in the group to take his portion of the korban and eat it elsewhere. A guest who has already agreed to take part in his host’s Korban Pesach should not leave the group after the korban has been shechted, even if asked. The Sefas Emes explains this ruling based on the incident of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza. In this famous story, a host embarrassed his guest by forcing him to leave. The offended guest then slandered the Jews to the Roman authorities which eventually led to the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash. As a response to this terrible event, the Sages instituted that once a guest has entered someone’s home, he may not be forced to leave. Landlord Surprisingly, some accept this Gemara at face value – that a person should not leave at his host’s command. Elsewhere, (Arachin 16b) the Gemara tells us that a tenant should not leave until his landlord hits him or throws out his belongings. Tenants and landlords can enter into heated disputes, and a landlord may get so upset that he threatens to evict his tenant. A tenant, though, should not be so quick to take the landlord’s threats seriously.

However, one must take care so that neither side will wish to end their relationship. This means fulfilling all the obligations that were agreed upon by both parties. Unfortunately, when a person is forced to leave his apartment, the reputations of both parties, the tenant and his landlord, are impacted negatively. People do not differentiate and simply assume that both parties do not know how to interact peacefully. Nevertheless, until the landlord resorts to violent physical acts, a tenant should choose to stay. (It is obvious that if the shoe is on the other foot and the tenant sees that he is the one who is about to resort to violence, it is clearly time to move.) The Drisha (O. C. 170:3) and Mateh Moshe (290) apply this explanation to our sugya; their opinion is cited as halacha by the Magen Avraham (O.C. 17010) and Aruch HaShulchan (ibid, 8). Teshuvah Always Accepted We conclude with the explanation of the Reishis Chochma (Shaar HaKedusha, ch. 16), cited by the Shelah and others. He explains that a person may feel so depressed over his many sins that he is doubtful whether Hashem will ever accept his teshuvah. After the sage Elisha ben Avuya left the path of Torah observance, a bas kol emanated from Heaven proclaiming, “Return, wayward children – except for [Elisha]” (Chagiga 15a). Elisha was told that his teshuvah would not be accepted. However, explains the Reishis Chochma, this was only a test from Heaven. Elisha was meant to ignore the bas kol and return nonetheless. We are all guests in Hashem’s world. Even if our Host tells us to leave His service, we must not listen. Teshuvah is always effective, even for the most terrible sins.

THIS WEEK’S LUACH (continued from pg. 7) The Fast of Yom Kippur falls on Shabbos. Friday morning – Shacharis (Erev Yom Kippur): We recite the Selichos for Erev Yom Kippur, which consist of the shortest Selichos text of the year. We do not say Mizmor l’Soda nor Tachanun but we do say Avinu Malkeinu. After chatzos hayom (midday, 12:51 p.m. NYC E.D.T.) we immerse in the mikveh to ritually purify ourselves. It is customary to partake of [a] festive meal[s] on Erev Yom Kippur since it is a positive precept to feast on that day (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 604:1; see also the Taz ad loc. – quoting Berachos 8b – that one should reduce his Torah learning on that day so that he may fast well on Yom Kippur, and that “one who feasts and drinks on the 9th [of Tishrei] is considered as if he fasted on both the 9th and the 10th of Tishrei.” Mincha is the usual weekday tefilla: Ashrei, half-Kaddish and the Shemoneh Esreh; before “Elokai, netzor leshoni me’ra” we insert the Viddui (confessional) whose text is found in the Machzor. We are careful to complete the Seuda Mafsekes (the final meal before the fast) while it is still day in order to add from the mundane to the holy, le’hosif mechol al hakodesh (i.e., from the 9th day to the 10th day). It is customary to light yahrzeit candles for the departed souls [of relatives] since we say Yizkor on Yom Kippur. The beracha for lighting the candles (6:48 p.m. NYC E.D.T.) is “Le’hadlik ner shel Shabbos veshel Yom HaKippurim,” followed by Shehecheyanu. Kol Nidrei: We arrive at the synagogue early and don both kittel and tallis. (If one dons the tallis before sunset, he recites the blessing “le’his’atef batzitzis.”) We remove the Torah scroll from the Ark and the Chazzan, flanked by two of the congregation’s leaders, intones the Kol Nidrei prayer. The Chazzan recites the Shehecheyanu, which the congregation says with him in an undertone (except for those who recited the Shehecheyanu at home when lighting the candles). Kabbalas Shabbos: we say Mizmor Shir LeYom HaShabbos, Hashem Malach, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish (Nusach Sefarad start with Mizmor LeDavid, and

recite the first two stanzas and last two stanzas of Lechah Dodi, and then continue like Nusach Ashkenaz above.) Maariv: We follow the text of the Machzor. At Kerias Shema we say “Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuso” aloud (on this day we are likened to the angels who praise Hashem with these words), concluding with VeShamru and Ki Bayom Hazeh. Then the Chazzan says half-Kaddish and we recite the Shemoneh Esreh. We are careful to include all Shabbos references in the Shemoneh Esreh. Before “Elokai, netzor leshoni me’ra” we add the Viddui. Following the Shemoneh Esreh, Vayechulu, Magen Avos, the Chazzan and congregation chant various Piyyutim and recite the Viddui. We conclude with Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, LeDavid Hashem Ori and their respective Kaddish recitations (Nusach Sefarad say LeDavid Mizmor following the Shemoneh Esreh and then continue with Piyyutim as above.) When we wake up in the morning we perform Netilas Yadayim by washing our fingers up to the knuckles only. Shacharis: We don the kittel and the tallis and say the scheduled tefillos and Korbanos, followed by Kaddish DeRabbanan. We recite Pesukei DeZimra and Nishmas slowly and with concentration. The Chazzan who serves as the Ba’al Shacharis starts with “HaMelech” and continues through Yishtabach (most congregations add Shir Hama’alos) and half-Kaddish. In birkas Kerias Shema we substitute HaMeir with Hakol Yoducha, Kel Adon and LaKel Asher Shavas, since it is also Shabbos. At Kerias Shema, Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuso is again said aloud, like last night. The Shacharis Shemoneh Esreh follows with all Shabbos references included, with the Viddui before “Elokai, netzor leshoni me’ra.” In the Chazzan’s repetition we respond to Kedusha and say the Piyyutim, Selichos and Viddui. We conclude with Kaddish Tiskabbel. We remove two Sifrei Torah from the Ark. After “Va’yehi binso’a ha’aron” we do not say the 13 Middos and Ribbono shel Olam, but continue with Shema, Echad Elokeinu (we conclude the phrase with “Kadosh Ve’nora Shemo”) and Gadlu. We read in Parashas Acharei Mos (Vayikra 16:1-34)

and call up 7 aliyos. We place the second scroll next to the first one and the Reader (ba’al keria) says half-Kaddish. The next aliya is Maftir, which is read from Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 29:7-11). The Haftara is from Isaiah (57:14-58:14), “Ve’amar solu solu.” The reader of the Haftara concludes with four berachos, and in the last beracha, Al HaTorah, all the references for Shabbos and Yom Kippur are included. This beracha also has a longer conclusion (like the conclusion of the Kedushas Hayom blessing in the Yom Kippur Shemoneh Esreh). It is customary in most congregations to schedule an appeal prior to the recital of Yizkor for the departed souls, as the text clearly states, “in the merit that I will give charity.” During the Yizkor service the covered Torah scrolls remain on the Bimah. At the conclusion of Yizkor it is customary for the gabbai to recite a prayer on behalf of the rav of the congregation. We then say Av HaRachamim, Ashrei, Yehallelu, etc., and return the Torah scrolls to the Ark. Mussaf: The congregation sits silently while the Chazzan recites the special tefilla “Hineni He’ani” with emotion and trepidation, pleading on behalf of the congregants, “Your people Israel, who have sent me.” The second part of this tefilla, “Kel Melech Ne’eman,” is a personal prayer in which the Chazzan asks, among other things, that his voice “be sweet ... pleasant and strong ...” The Chazzan recites half-Kaddish and all say the Shemoneh Esreh (we include all Shabbos references) as found in the Machzor, with the addition of the Viddui. In the Chazzan’s repetition we add many Piyyutim and special tefillos, both before Kedusha and after. In the course of some of these prayers the Aron Hakodesh is opened numerous times. The Shemoneh Esreh repetition includes the Avoda (a description of the Yom Kippur Temple service of the Kohen Gadol). Nusach Ashkenaz generally say “Amitz Ko’ach” whereas Sefarad say “Ata Konanta,” but some Ashkenaz congregations use the “Ata Konanta” text. The Avoda is followed by the confessional. At Retzeh the Kohanim prepare to duchan (their

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THIS WEEK’S LUACH Continued from p.36 hands having been washed – to the knuckles only – by the Levi’im, or, in their absence, by the firstborn). The Chazzan continues with Kaddish Tiskabbel, which serves as the conclusion of Mussaf. (We do not say Ein Ke’Elokeinu or Aleinu at this point – Aleinu having been said before, in the Amida.) Mincha: We immediately proceed with “Va’yehi binso’a ha’aron” and remove a Sefer Torah from the Ark. We call three aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael). It is traditional for the three aliyos to be sold, especially the last one, which serves as Maftir. We read in Parashas Acharei Mos (Vayikra 18:1-30). The Maftir then reads the entire Book of Jonah (1:1-4:11) for the Haftara. He concludes with Birkas HaTorah (we do not say “Al HaTorah” at Mincha). We return the Sefer Torah to the Ark, the Chazzan recites half-Kaddish and all say the Shemoneh Esreh (with all Shabbos references included) as found in the Machzor, adding the Viddui before “Elokai, netzor leshoni me’ra.” In the Chazzan’s repetition, Selichos and the confessional are added after Ya’aleh VeYavo. The Chazzan continues with Kedushas Hayom, etc., and at the conclusion he recites Kaddish Tiskabbel. Ne’ilah: We now begin the fifth and final prayer, the intense prayer that is the climax of Yom Kippur – Ne’ilah (lit. “closure”). We say Ashrei and U’va LeTziyyon, and the Chazzan recites half-Kaddish. Then all say the Ne’ilah Shemoneh Esreh as found in our Machzor, praying that every request for a good judgment be granted, and substitute every mention of “kesiva” (inscription) with “chasima” (sealing), concluding with an abbreviated confessional. During the Chazzan’s repetition we recite the 13 Middos numerous times, repeat the abbreviated confessional, and upon concluding we all say Avinu Malkenu (even though it is Shabbos). The Chazzan, and the congregation after him, says “Shema Yisrael” aloud. This is followed by “Baruch Shem Kevod Malchuso” aloud three times (by the Chazzan and then the congregation) and finally “Hashem Hu HaElokim” aloud seven times (by the Chazzan and then the congregation). The Chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel until “De’amiran be’alma ve’imru Amen,” and the shofar is blown. Kaddish is then concluded. Weekday Maariv: We add Ata Chonantanu. At the conclusion of Maariv, Kaddish Tiskabbel, then Kaddish Yasom, LeDavid Hashem Ori and Kaddish Yasom. If the sky is clear, we recite Kiddush Levana. Following Havdala (even though it is also Motzaei Shabbos,it is still customary to light the havdala from a pre-existing flame- Mateh Efraim) at home and breaking our fast (the fast ends N.Y.C. 7:52 p.m. E.D.T.), we start with the construction of the sukkah. Since Tachanun would not be said on most of the days of this month, we do not resume saying Tachanun until the 2nd day of Cheshvan. Wednesday, erev Sukkos: Aside from our erev Yom Tov preparations, we have to make sure that the sukkah we will use is finished and ready to accommodate us for fulfilling the mitzvah of eating and sleeping in the sukkah. This is also the last opportunity to acquire the Four

Species: esrog, lulav, hadassim and aravos. These should preferably be of exceptional quality–mehudarim–but have to satisfy, at the very least, the minimum requirements qualifying them as kosher to fulfill the mitzvah (see Orach Chayyim 645-650, Hilchot Lulav). Since Shabbos immediately follows the 2 days of Yom Tov, we prepare an Eruv Tavshilin (2 cooked foods – usually an egg and a challah or matza) which we put aside to be eaten on Shabbos. This allows us to cook and bake food on the second day of Yom Tov for Shabbos. We light candles at 6:41 p.m. NYC E.D.T., that is, 18 minutes before shekiah (sunset), and recite Lehadlik ner shel Yom Tov as well as Shehecheyanu. Mincha: Usual weekday tefilla. Maariv: Usual service for Yom Tov, as found in the Machzor. The Shemoneh Esreh is that of Shalosh Regalim. At the conclusion of the Shemoneh Esreh the Chazzan says Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, LeDavid Hashem Ori (Sefarad have said LeDavid Hashem Ori following Mincha) and their respective Mourner’s Kaddish recitations. In congregations where it is the custom to recite Kiddush in the synagogue after Maariv, Kiddush can only be publicly recited in synagogue’s sukkah where available. Eating in the sukkah: Upon returning home we do not tarry but go straight to the sukkah (lest it rain later on). We recite the appropriate Ushpizin (lit. guests’ invitation) to welcome to our sukkah the seven faithful shepherds of the people of Israel – Avraham, Yitzhak, Yaakov, Yosef, Moshe, Aharon and David Hamelech. On each of the seven days one of them is the guest of honor leading the others, starting with our Patriarch Avraham on the first night. We recite the Kiddush of Yom Tov. We say four berachos: Borei pri hagafen, Mekaddesh Yisrael ve’hazemanim, Leishev basukkah, and Shehecheyanu. On the first night one is duty-bound to eat in the sukkah even if it involves tza’ar (pain). This does not apply on the other nights and days, when one who is extremely uncomfortable (due to rain, or extreme cold, etc.) is relieved of this obligation (see Orach Chayyim 640:4 and Rema ad loc., who qualifies this halacha; see also Rema 639:2 regarding sleeping in the sukkah). If it rains on the first evening (and the rain is such that it is not likely to stop), we make Kiddush in the sukkah, we wash (for bread) and eat a kezayit (olive-size) piece of challah in the sukkah, and then return to the house to eat the rest of the meal. (Commenting on a discussion regarding how long one is required to wait for the rain to stop, the Mishna Berura, O.C. 639:5, notes that it is proper to wait no longer than until midnight.) During the seven days of Sukkos we say Ya’aleh VeYavo and HaRachaman hu yakim lanu es sukkahs David hanofales in Birkas Hamazon. Each meal (or snack) requires the blessing of Leishev basukkah as well as the appropriate berachos for the various foods. Shacharis, Thursday morning: Pesukei DeZimra, and Chazzan chants from “HaKel.” Kerias Shema follows the weekday pattern, then the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim, followed by the Chazzan’s repetition. Lulav and Esrog: We take the lulav (to which 3 hadassim are bound on the right side and 2 aravos on the left side – see Mishna Berura, Orach Chayyim 651:1) in our

right hand and the esrog (upside down, the pittam facing downside) in our left hand and recite the beracha, Al netilas lulav...in a manner oveir le’asiyasan, that is, before we have physically accomplished the taking of the lulav and esrog. We next recite Shehecheyanu with the esrog in an upright position (with the pittam facing upward) and wave the lulav in six directions (see chart detailing the various minhagim as to the number and sequence of wavings). We recite Hallel while holding the lulav and esrog, waving at Hodu and Ana Hashem (see chart). At the conclusion of Hallel some congregations (Nusach Sefarad and some Ashkenaz) say Hoshanos while circling the Bimah (Lema’an Amitach, as found in the Machzor). We put away the lulav and esrog and the Chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel. We remove two Torah scrolls from the Ark. In the first we read from Parashas Emor (Vayikra 22:26-23:44) and call up five aliyos. In the second scroll the Maftir reads from Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 29:12-16). The Haftara is Hineh yom ba (Zechariah 14:1-21). After the Birkos HaHaftara the Chazzan chants Kah Keili, followed by Ashrei and Yehallelu, and we return the Torah scrolls to the Ark. The Chazzan recites half-Kaddish. Mussaf: All say the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim. The Kohanim go up to duchan during the Chazzan’s repetition, and this time we do say Ribbono shel Olam and Yehi Ratzon.. The Chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel. Most Nusach Ashkenaz congregations say Hoshanos at this point (see Shacharis). We conclude the service with Ein Ke’Elokeinu, Aleinu (Nusach Ashkenaz now add Shir Shel Yom – Hayom Yom Chamishi – and LeDavid Hashem Ori) and their respective Kaddish recitations. Some congregations conclude with An’im Zemiros and Mourner’s Kaddish. Sukkah: The text for the daytime Kiddush is: Eleh Mo’adei, Va’yedabber Moshe, followed by the blessings of Borei pri hagafen (on wine) and Leishev basukkah. Mincha: Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon, the Chazzan recites half-Kaddish, and all say the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim. Following the repetition, the Chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel and we conclude with Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish. Candle Lighting, 2nd day of Yom Tov: The earliest possible zeman is 45 minutes after sunset, which, on Thursday evening, is 7:43 p.m. NYC E.D.T. The berachos for candle lighting are: Lehadlik ner shel Yom Tov and Shehecheyanu. The Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu Henkin zt”l rules that it is preferable to wait with candle lighting as well as all preparations for Yom Tov a full 72 minutes after sunset – 8:10 p.m. NYC E.D.T., or a minimum of 60 minutes after sunset, that is, 7:58 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Maariv (the second evening of Sukkos): Usual tefilla of Yom Tov as found in the Machzor, followed by Kaddish Tiskabbel by the Chazzan, Ve’yiten Lecha. We conclude with Aleinu, LeDavid Hashem Ori and their respective Mourner’s Kaddish recitations. Sukkah: We recite the Ushpizin (our Patriarch Yitzhak leads the honored guests on the second night). Kiddush of Yom Tov, Shehecheyanu and conclude with the blessing of Leishev basukkah. Shacharis, 2nd day of Yom Tov – see next week’s Luach.

NEXT WEEK’S LUACH NYC Candle Lighting Time September 20, 2013 – 16 Tishrei 5774 6:36 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: 7:35 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:07 p.m. NYC E.D.T. Weekly Reading: Chol Hamo’ed Sukkos (see below) Weekly Haftara: Chol Hamo’ed Sukkos (see below) Daf Yomi: Pesachim 92 Mishna Yomit: Eduyos 1:2-3 Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 303:1517 Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tum’as Ochlin chap. 13-15 Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:52 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunrise: 6:41 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Latest Kerias Shema: 9:54 a.m. NYC E.D.T. Sunset: 6:56 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Friday, second day of Yom Tov: Shacharis: Pesukei DeZimra, and chazzan chants from HaKel. Kerias Shema follows the weekday pattern, then the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim, followed by the chazzan’s repetition. Lulav and Esrog: We take the lulav (to which 3 hadassim are bound on the right side and 2 aravos on the left side – see Mishna Berura, Orach Chayyim 651:1) in

our right hand and the esrog (upside down, the pittam facing downside) in our left hand and recite the beracha: Al netilas lulav...in a manner oveir le’asiyasan, that is, before we have physically accomplished the taking of the lulav and esrog, we then return the esrog, to an upright position (with the pittam facing upward) and wave the lulav in six directions (see chart in this issue detailing the various minhagim as to the number and sequence of wavings). We recite Hallel while holding the lulav and esrog, waving at Hodu and Ana Hashem (see chart). At the conclusion of Hallel some congregations (Nusach Sefarad and some Ashkenaz) say Hoshanos while circling the Bimah (on the second day it is Even Shesiya, as found in the Machzor). We put away the lulav and esrog and the chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel. We remove two Torah scrolls from the Ark. In the first we read from Parashas Emor (Vayikra 22:26-23:44) and call up five aliyos. In the second scroll the Maftir reads from Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 29:12-16). The Haftara is Va’yikahalu el HaMelech (I Kings 8:2-21). After the Birkos HaHaftara, the chazzan chants Kah Keili, followed by Ashrei and Yehallelu, and we return the Torah scrolls to the Ark. The chazzan recites

half-Kaddish. Mussaf: All say the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim. The Kohanim go up to duchan during the chazzan’s repetition, and we say Ribbono shel Olam and Yehi Ratzon. (Most Nusach Ashkenaz congregations say Hoshanos at this point – see Shacharis) The chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel. We conclude the service with Ein Ke’Elokenu, Aleinu (Nusach Ashkenaz now add Shir Shel Yom – Hayom Yom Shishi – LeDavid Hashem Ori) and their respective Kaddish recitations. Some congregations conclude with An’im Zemiros followed by Mourner’s Kaddish. Sukkah: The text for the daytime Kiddush is: “Eleh Mo’adei,” “Va’yedabber Moshe,” followed by the blessings of Borei pri hagafen (on wine) and Leishev basukkah. Mincha: Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon, the chazzan recites half-Kaddish, and all say the silent Shemoneh Esreh of Shalosh Regalim. Following the repetition, the chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel and we conclude with Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish. The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142 – Y.K. (The rest of Next Week’s Luach will appear in next week’s Jewish Press.)


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2013 Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic Lakewood Parlor Meeting Jewish Heritage Center Yom Kippur Hotel Program Cantors Ministers Guild Cantorial Concert Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation Annual Dinner Maimonides Birthing Center Tour N’shei C.A.R.E.S. / Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group Boro Park JCC Legislative & Community Tribute Breakfast Shevach High School Open House Ponevez Yeshiva Annual Tea Bruriah HS Open House Yeshiva Derech Chaim Chinese Auction Bris Avrohom 34th Annual Dinner and 28th Gala Weddings Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy Open House Meir Panim Dinner Chai Lifeline Annual Chinese Auction Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem/Yeshiva of Staten Island Annual Dinner Beth Medrash Govoha Annual Fall Luncheon Maimonides Birthing Center Tour Agudath Israel of America 91st National Convention Yeshiva Kesser Torah of Queens Melava Malka Yeshivas Toras Moshe Anniversary Dinner N’shei C.A.R.E.S. / Maimonides Annual Get together-Fathers of Multiples Mesivta Beth Shraga Melave Malka Dinner Ohel Annual Gala Zionist Organization of America Annual Dinner Ponevez Yeshiva Annual Dinner Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin 109th Anniversary Dinner Rabbinical Seminary of America Annual Dinner Ezer Mizion Golf Classic N’shei Ahavas Chesed Annual Luncheon Rivka Laufer Bikur Cholim Annual Luncheon Jewish Heritage Center Annual Queens Chinese Auction Yeshiva Passaic Torah Institute Annual Dinner N’shei C.A.R.E.S. / Maimonides Mothers of Multiples Support Group Torah Umesorah 6th Annual Presidents Conference Yeshiva Darchei Torah Annual Scholarship Dinner 2014 Center for Jewish Life Dinner Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim Dinner To list your organizational events email:

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Remember and reflect the events of 9/11 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. Donations are welcome. At 7 p.m., there will be

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Enjoy a special event for Jewish singles at “Cocktails on the Roof.” Don’t miss the fourth annual cocktail party on the Meyerson Family Roof Terrace for ages 40s-50s. Unwind on a summer night with great views and the company of great people. Come alone, or with your pals, to meet new people or

a panel discussion on “Parallel Stories: The World Trade Center and Battery Park City.” Panelists include Cliff Chanin (National September 11 Memorial & Museum); Carol Willis (The Skyscraper Museum); Matthew Fenton (The Broadsheet); and others.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER This season the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, at 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan, will partner with the 92nd St. Y for a series of book discussions with fascinating authors. The authors will include

see old friends. Featuring outstanding entertainment. Space is limited so please register early; no walk-ins permitted. Preregistration required. Please register under the appropriate code to ensure a reasonable balance of men and women. 7 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org. Social, ages 55+. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30 p.m. 516-766-4241 x 133. www. friedbergjcc.com. Wednesday Nite Rap, ages 40+. Samuel Field YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Queens. 7:30 p.m. 718-225-6750 x 243. Game Night in Brooklyn and Queens. Call Gavriel at 917-517-7486 or e-mail js3j@ yahoo.com.

Bo Lidegaard of Denmark for a discussion of Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark’s Jews Escaped the Nazis; international best-selling author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen for a discussion of his provocative new book, The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism; Seth Lipsky will be in conversation with The New Republic’s Adam Kirsch about Lipsky’s book, The Rise of Abraham Cahan – a look at the life and work of the man who turned the Jewish Daily Forward into a national newspaper of note; and the series’s finale, a lively conversation with author Alisa Solomon and award-winning play-

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 “Laib’s Music Place” (hosted by Laib Schantz) and “Jewish Datelines” – weekly Jewish radio shows from 10:00-11:30 p.m. on 1300 AM (WRCR) in Rockland. Also listen via the Internet at www. wrcr.com or via telephone conference call at 646-519-5860 – pin #8574. Call in live and participate. “Wine & Cheese: Sip & Socialize” – for ages 30s-40s. 92nd St. Y at Lexington Ave., Manhattan. 7 p.m. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Sophisticated Singles, ages 35-55 Roundtable Rap. JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside, L.I. 7:30

wright Tony Kushner about Solomon’s new book, Wond. For dates, times, and more information, call 646-4374337 or visit www.mjhstaff. blogspot.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark’s Jews Escaped the Nazis (Knopf, 2013) author Bo Lidegaard, editor in chief of Politiken, Denmark’s leading daily newspaper, will discuss his book. 2:30 p.m. Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan. 646-437-4337. www.mjhstaff.blogspot.com.

p.m. 516-766-4341 ext. 133. www.friedbergjcc.org. Rap/discussion for those ready to shift their approach to a new beginning. Ages 40+. Mid-Island Y, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, L.I. 7:45 p.m. 516-822-3535 ext. 338. www. miyjcc.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Shabbat dinner in the sukkah for 40s-50s. Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot under the stars at the JCC’s third annual sukkah dinner. Socialize and mingle while enjoying delicious food and good company.7:30 p.m. RSVP required. Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., NYC. 646-505-5708. www.jccmanhattan.org.


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

Ten Things To Do Or Say To Your Single Friend Give your friend chizuk. Dating can become discouraging, but knowing someone who cares about you believes that you will find the right person and be a great spouse can encourage you to continue and not give up hope. Sometimes, it may seem that you and your friend have such different lives – you’re focused on your spouse and family, and they’re struggling to find dates, make Shabbos arrangements, and dealing with issues that aren’t relevant to you anymore. Remember that a short time ago, you experienced that same challenges. Your will appreciate your empathy. Can you be a listening ear for your friend? If he or she ask for advice, can you set aside some time to talk? Keep up your connection. You may not have as much time to get together as you used to, but you Psychotherapists Rosie Einhorn. L.C.S.W. and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc., are the authors of the new book “Dating Smart – Navigating the Path to Marriage” (Menucha Publishers), now available in bookstores and at targum.com. They are co-directors of Sasson V’Simcha – The Center for Jewish Marriage, Inc. To invite the authors to present a program for singles, parents, or mentors in your community this fall, contact them at info@ jewishdatingandmarriage.com.

Dear IY”H: With Yom Kippur quickly approaching, the Yom Tov of Sukkos is just around the corner. Sukkos and Simchas Torah are “fun” Yamim Tovim. While the tone is more serious on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, on Sukkos and Simchas Torah we are privileged to serve Hashem with great joy. I have very fond memories from my childhood of the excitement of building and decorating the sukkah – and I’ll never forget the delicious cooking and baking. I still look forward to the joy of Sukkos and Simchas Torah. It’s an exciting time filled with simcha, and the enthusiasm can be felt in the air. Soon approaching thirty, though, there is pain as well as joy. I love to have my siblings and their kids visit, with all the chaos and joy. But I am in pain. I eagerly look forward to the day when I can share simchas Yom Tov together with my own spouse and children. My feeling of longing and loneliness is so deep that only those experiencing it can really understand. As I have so much in my life to be grateful for, I do not seek your pity. I’m simply missing one piece, albeit a major one, of the puzzle. With this in mind, I ask everyone to go above and beyond all effort to try their hand at shadchanus. Remember that you certainly don’t have to be a professional shadchan to get involved. We all know how many shidduchim happen through casual connections with friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Many people think that they’re not good enough to give it a try. This is just not true. There are many people out there who should be stepping forward to redd shidduchim – but who aren’t. So when you’re in shul on Yom Tov, take a look around at the singles there. Make a mental list of all the eligible boys and girls you know. Instead of

have a history together and can still relate to each other in many areas. Try to get together from time to time, for coffee, lunch, exercise, or an evening class or shiur. When you get together, focus primarily on aspects of your lives other than your marriage and your friend’s dating career. Network for your friend. You’d be surprised how helpful that can be. Make sure you’re current about what they are looking for, and what they’re doing with their life, so that any suggestions you make will be on target. Now that you’re married you have a wider range of contacts that might be helpful – from your spouse’s friends, family, old neighbors, co-workers, etc. Your friend doesn’t have to know about your behind the scenes work until you come to him or her with detailed information about a suggestion that seems to you to be a good one. Follow through with your ideas about possible shidduchim for your friend. For example, if someone mentions an idea on Shabbos, call them motzei Shabbos for information. When you hear an interesting suggestion, insist on learning more details. Write everything down in a notebook for future reference, since you won’t remember everything, Don’t just make a suggestion without doing “research” – finding out details, getting contact information, checking to see that someone’s available, and depending on the circumstances checking if they are interested before you present an idea. Pick something to do in your friend’s merit that will be a z’chus for them – davening, Tehillim, hafrashas challah, or special attention to another specific mitzvah. Sincerely compliment your friend about positive things he or she is doing in life that you notice – career, education, community work, hobbies, creativity, social connections, fun, and positive frame of mind. Encourage your friend to try a second date if the first was parve or better…and a third…and a forth… thinking that “I don’t know anyone for him or her,” don’t stop addressing this important issue until you arrive at some idea. If you can’t come up with anything after seriously thinking about it, spread the word to others. Describe the single you’re considering to set up to whomever you can. Maybe they’ll have a good idea. The importance of networking can’t be emphasized enough. My suggestions are meant for marrieds and singles alike. Despite knowing that marrieds are very busy with their hectic lives, they should please make the time for those who are still single – with the goal that they should have similar hectic lives. And to singles: it’s so easy to get so caught up in your own single status that you don’t give enough attention to other singles. I know this to be true, as I didn’t used to redd shidduchim as often as I could have because I was so preoccupied with my own single standing. Don’t forget that not only is networking for others a huge act of chesed, it will also lift your spirits. There’s no better feeling than helping someone in need. I wish all Jewish Press readers a chag samaech. Sincerely, Single Trying To Help Other Singles Questions and/or comments can be sent to IYH@jewishpress.com. 5010

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if there’s no real reason not to go out again. If your friend eventually decides to end a courtship because there’s no connection or attraction, be supportive. Dating is hard work, and it’s easy for someone to judge when they’re not one of the daters. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for a friend is speak to them truthfully about his or her dating. For example, if your friend seems to be making the same mistakes over and over (repeatedly falling for someone who is clearly not interested, pursuing such a person, displaying emotions too soon, sabotaging relationships when they become too serious, or looking over his or her shoulder for someone “better”), talk about your concerns in a way your friend can hear and encourage him or her to explore ways to try to end the pattern. When your friend is in a relationship and you see something that concerns you, don’t be shy about voicing your concern. If a dating partner seems emotionally unstable, displays serious anger issues, seems to be depressed, doesn’t respect your friend, is hiding information, tries to control or belittle your friend, or if you have serious concerns about the health of the relationship, you aren’t doing your friend a favor by keeping silent. Find a way to express your concern without putting your friend on the defensive, and encourage him or her to look at the issue you’ve raised and to talk to an experienced professional who can give them guidance on what to do.


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THE JEWISH PRESS

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

PLAYA PL AYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO Chabad House & Glatt Kosher restaurant - Israeli style, 45 min ride from Cancun airport

A Comprehensive Guide For Your Dining Pleasure

PITA LOCA Glatt Kosher Restaurant

LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY

(305) 673-3388

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

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

Shwarma, Falafel, Steaks, Fish • Catering • Delivery • Eat In • Take Out

Menu & order info at www.jewishplaya.com

RARE STEAKHOUSE

GLASGOW SCOTLAND. UK Tel: 011 44141 638 6116

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

Cholov Yisrael • Reservations Recommended • Separate Party Room • S-T 11:30-10: M’tzh - 11pm

NEWARK  ELIZABETH, NJ

GLATT STAR RESTAURANT & CATERERS 157 Elmore Av. Elizabeth NJ 07202

WE CATER ALL YOUR FOOD REQUIREMENTS BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER AND ALL SHABBOS MEALS

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

WE DELIVER TO ANY HOTEL OR BUSINESS MEETING THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND

GRILL, SHAWRMA, DELI, SUSHI & MORE

Kosher Dairy

(305) 673-5483 NO

N C H O LO V YI S R O E L

4041 Royal Palm Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

DELICIAS KOSHER RESTAURANT tel: 0034-93-2010904

GOURMET BREAKFAST, LUNCH

SUBRES GRILL

305-899-0095

TEANECK, NEW JERSEY

2218 NE 123rd Street www.SubresGrill.com

CHAIKO TAPAS ASIAN FUSION STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI

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

THAI TREAT Fine Dining – Catering –

Glatt Kosher

• Deli • Chinese • Grill 7119 Beverly Blvd. • Sushi • Platters • Catering “We deliver anywhere you like”

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLORIDA

ESPRESSO Café & Sushi Bar Italian Style Dairy & Fish Restaurant

HAIFA RESTAURANT

16850 COLLINS AVE [168th & Collins] 305-948-1158 UPSCALE DINE-IN, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY • PATIO • FREE PARKING

702 940 8000

WORLD’S FINEST AUTHENTIC KOSHER MEXICAN RESTAURANT

855 E. Twain Ave, Las Vegas • Under Chabad of NV & Congregation Tefillah GLATT KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAELI, ASIAN CUISINE

201-530-5665 GLATT KOSHER

THAI – INDIAN – SUSHI BAR

MEXICO BRAVO GLATT KOSHER CANTINA BAR & GLATT GRILL

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

515 CEDAR LANE,TEANECK NJ WWW.CHAIKOTAPAS.COM RCBC

2176 NE 123rd Street – 305-892-1118

ELITE CUISINE Kehilla Glatt Kosher (323) 930-1303 •

www.JinGlatt.com

Fresh Salads • Sandwiches • Fajitas • Pitas • Steaks • Smoothies & More

Great selection from the grill, cooked dishes, typical middle-eastern starters

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

GLATT KOSHER CHINESE & SUSHI 973-777-4900

227 Main Ave., Passaic NJ 07055

Eat-In • Take-Out • Sun – Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri 10am – 5pm Sat. nite - call for hours • Under PCK Supervision

Basarí, Glatt Kosher. Under supervision of the chief Rabbi of Barcelona

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY

JIN

NORTH MIAMI, FLORIDA

www.deliciask osher.com

Halak Beit Yosef, Mashgiach Temidi

GLATT KOSHER SUPERVISION OF VAAD HARABONIM OF ELIZABETH, RABBI TEITZ 5 MILES FROM NEWARK AIRPORT / JERSEY GARDENS

TASTY BEACH CAFE

BARCELONA, SPAIN 125 Santaló st. Barcelona

908-354-6777 • www.NJKOSHER.com • We Deliver

Cholov Yisroel

Dine In • Take Out • Delivery • FREE PARKING • Outside Seating.

SCOTLAND’S ONLY GLATT KOSHER & SHOMER SHABBOS RESTAURANT & CATERER WE HELP ORGANIZE GOLF, WHISKEY & SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Fine Dairy Dining (732) 367-0009

6794 Route 9 South (Howell) OttimoCafe.com

305-532-7273

New Location: 4101 Pine Tree Drive MB

L’CHAIM’S Lubavitch Glatt Restaurant

OTTIMO CAFE

ORLANDO, FLORIDA DISNEY

Shomer Shabbos

7814 Castor Ave. (215) 745-0130

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

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

Pizza 8010 Castor Ave. 215-725-7444

Supv. Community Kashruth of Greater Phila. holylandpizza.com • Special rates for groups • Hi-Speed Internet Access

A LOWER EAST SIDE Glatt RESTAURANT & SHUL

WASHINGTON, D.C.

BEN YEHUDA CAFE & PIZZERIA

(301) 681-8900

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

Dine-In -Cater-out, Call-Click-Come 407-465-0565 Rabbi Manish Spitz

866 www.

MOTI’S GRILL & DELI

301.468.0400/ 301.231.0839

4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD • Groups welcomed for sit-down, carry-out or delivery service also visit KosherMart, a full service grocery store, www.koshermart.com

Kosherorlando.com

Downtown Disney Area

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

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

(561) 544-8100

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

PEPE’S NY CAFÉ & PIZZERIA www.pepenorfolk.com

SHALLOTS BISTRO

glatt (847) 677-DINE www.shallotsbistro.com

JON’S PLACE Cholov Yisroel

(561) 338-0008

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

Chabad House & Glatt Kosher restaurant - Israeli style, 45 min ride from Cancun airport Kosher room service available! Lunch and dinner delivered to your hotel room Menu & order info at www.jewishplaya.com

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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

BRONX LISTINGS FOUND AFTER BROOKLYN MANHATTAN

Shomer Shabbos - Chabad Supervision — www.koshercajun.com

AMSTERDAM BURGER COMPANY Glatt Kosher

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

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

Pizza, Pasta, Salads and More — Under Supervision of ORB

Open for lunch and dinner Sunday thru Thursday

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

GREATER DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA

DAVID CHU’S CHINA BISTRO

Glatt Kosher

(410) 602-5008

JERUSALEM Glatt Kosher Restaurant & Deli, Grocery, & Pizza

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

Sup. Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui, Head of Chabad

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

BEYOND by Shemtov’s 514 41st St.

Full Service

305-538-2123

305-534-0551

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

TOV PIZZA Voted Baltimore’s Best Kosher Pizza

Sushi, Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Fish, Desserts, Wine

www.caprimiamibeach.com

CU DELI at The Mimosa Condo 4747 Collins Ave - Hrs. 11 am - 2:30pm & 5 pm - 9pm SHABBOS MEALS WITH PREPAID RESERVATIONS 305-542-1656

KIKAR TELAVIV

BROADWAY’S JERUSALEM 2 Now there is the beautiful brand-new Jerusalem Cafe 35 West 36th Street (between 5th And 6th Ave) just 1 & a half blocks from Macy’s

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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

(617) 277-7770 406 Harvard St., Brookline Eat-in-Take-out

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

Pizza, Falafel, Design Your Own Salad or Sub, Sushi, Hot Buffet, Deserts, etc. Delicious Choices At Great prices!! Order online at J2NYC.COM

On-street parking in front of the store weekends; also weekdays after 6 p.m.

CAFE 11 - Financial District - Sushi, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups

HAIFA RESTAURANT

Take out & FREE Delivery -

702 940 8000

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

Serving Chinese & Continental

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY

CLASSICO

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

Glatt Mediterranean Cuisine, Gourmet Deli & Sushi Lounge

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

MONTEFIORE CAFÉ RESTAURANT 4017 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 305-538-4770

JERUSALEM Glatt Kosher Restaurant Inc

Street Parking in front of restaurant after 7:00 pm Mon - Thurs

MASHGIACH TEMIDI

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

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner • Cholov Yisroel, Pas Yisroel

www.cafeclassicotogo.com

(609) 822-2266

6410 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406 (Atlantic City) STRICT SUPERVISION OF RABBI SHALOM EVER of Young Israel

(212) 355-5411

Prime Cut Steaks, Chicken Dishes, Shish Kabob, Fish, Pasta • Beer & Wine Selection

Delivery & Distinctive Catering for Home or Office SHABBAT MEALS WITH PREPAID RESERVATIONS • TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

212-398-1475

B, L & Dinner: M-Th 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30-4, Motzei Shabbos 1 hr after-1am, Sun 10am-10pm

11 Broadway (Lobby) - 212-425-2233 - www.cafe11nyc.com

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

GLATT KOSHER MEDITERRANEAN, ISRAELI, ASIAN CUISINE

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

Midtown Location – Broadway & 37th St 212-268-4499

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

Catering on and off premises * Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

CAPRI SUSHI & ITALIAN

RATED #1 BEST PIZZA IN N.Y.

6313 Reisterstown Rd., (410) 358-4TOV (4868) Groups & Buses Welcome

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

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

BRAVO

Wall St Location - 17 Trinity Place 212-344-1111

366 W. Granada Blvd (7 min. from I95 & 7 min from the Beach) Tel: 386-671-0033 www.GlattKosherFlorida.com

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

PLAYA DEL CARMEN  RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

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

22191 Powerline Rd. (Southwest Corner Palmetto & Powerline)

757-962-9966

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

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

www.Asiabocaraton.com

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

215-677-3323

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

SIMKA’S SWEETS ICE CREAM & SWEET SHOP

7016 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Glatt Kosher International Fine Dining, European Style

9859 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115

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

Glatt Kosher Restaurant Serving Middle Eastern Cuisine & New York Deli

PALACE ROYAL

COLBEH Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant 32 West 39 St. (Mid Town)

(212) 354-8181

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


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A Comprehensive Guide For Your Dining Pleasure

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MANHATTAN

BROOKLYN

KOSHER DELUXE Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant 10 W. 46th St. (Off 5th Avenue) (212) 869-6699 Fax (212) 819-1139

CHAPANOSH Fast Food Family Dining - American & Chinese YUNKEE - Chinese-American Cuisine - Monday Nite Buffet

Supv. of Amrom Roth - Walking Distance from Diamond District - Expert in Office Catering

1424 ELM AVE - CORNER E 15 (OFF OF AVE M) - 718-627-0072

PREPARING FOOD FOR GLUTEN-FREE DIETS, SODIUM FREE, DIABETICS, IBS • Catering Available

Theater district & Rockefeller Center — www.KosherDeluxe.com • Party Room Available

STRICT SUPERVISION HARAV YAAKOV REISMAN, CHASSIDISHE SHECHITA, GLATT KOSHER

Delicious, Delectable and Healthy - bring in ad for 5% discount

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

BROOKLYN

CHINA GLATT

212-869-0900

718-438-2576

4709 New Utrecht Avenue, Brooklyn NY (718) 871-4747

ORCHIDËA Fine dairy dining. Quiet ambiance

(718) 686-7500

4815 12th Ave. • Valet Parking • Open Motzei Shabbos

4413 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

French specialties include: Steak /frites, Poulet Roti, Steak au poivre. Creative wine list,

Fine Dining Chinese, Sushi & American Cuisine

NU CAFE 47 under supervision of R’ Y. Gornish

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

Diet Menu • Kids menu • Catering on & off premises

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

DAY FIVE SUSHI

1724 Coney Island Ave (Ave N)

Day5sushi.com

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718-239-5455 Near Bronx Zoo

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228 W. 72 St • (212) 799-3911 • Fax (212) 799-3890

Cholov/Pas Yisroel

718-513-6662 Kehila Kashrus

*Mendy’s Appetizing at Grand Central Station

MIKE’S BISTRO

DELICIOUS ON LYDIG

www.mikesbistro.com • Pvt Rooms for Corp. Luncheons / Sheva Brachot

EL GAUCHO GLATT

SHALOM BOMBAY

Glatt Kosher Indian Cuisine 212-922-0224

344 Lexington Ave (Btwn 39th & 40th) $13.95 Lunch Buffet, Dine In, Take Out, Delivery

SteakHouse

(718) 438-3006

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

Lunch: Sun-Fri Noon-3:00pm, Dinner Sun-Thur 5:00pm-11:00pm and 1 hour after Shabbos ends

TEVERE “84” Kosher Cuisine of Rome

(212) 744-0210

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

1359 Coney Island Ave.

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

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TIBERIAS RESTAURANT

24 HOURS  DAIRY/SUSHI

NYC’S ONLY KOSHER 24 HOUR RESTAURANT – Delivery in Manhattan BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, SALADS, PASTA, FISH, SUSHI BAR – COFFEE

10 E. 48th St. Lunch & Dinner 11:45am-10pm

(212) 317-1950

Parties welcome for all occasions

BAGEL MENTCH ASIAN BISTRO & SUSHI

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Catering Specialists — Finest Appetizing — Eat-In Facility Under the Supervision of Vaad Harabonim of Queens • Yoshon Flour Used

GLATT ÀLACARTE Glatt Kosher (718) 438-6675

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Open Sun.-Thurs. 12 Noon - 10 P.M., Sat. Night 1 Hr after Shabbat ‘til 12:30 A.M.

BROOKLYN

KOSHER DELIGHT Glatt Kosher Fast Food Family Restaurant Flatbush: 1223 Ave. “J” (E. 13th St.), Bklyn 718/377-6873, Fax 718/677-0831 UNDER STRICT RABBINICAL SUPERVISION • PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE ON “J”

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CAFÉ de PARIS

MENDELSOHN’S Famous Pizza

Fine Dairy, Vegetarian & Sushi Restaurant

(718) 854-0600

4418 18 Ave. Bet McDonald Ave & Dahill Road

4424 16th Ave 718-853-2353 Open 8am-10pm *Free Delivery*

Convenient Boro Park Location

Sheva Brachos and catering for all occasions • Under the supervision of Rabbi Y. Gornish Kemach Yoshon, Cholov Yisroel

Finest selection of pizza, soups, salads, breakfast & lunch over 100 delicious dairy hot items

CAFE RENAISSANCE Italian Dairy Restaurant (718) 382-1900

Complete dairy restaurant / catering — Extravagant Salad Bar

Rabbi Gornish 802 Kings Highway (cor. E. 8th St.) www.cafe-renaissance.com Fine dining serving wine and beer. Seating up to 140 for private parties, 30 years experience.

CAFE VENEZIA Italian Dairy Restaurant

(718) 258-5400

www.cafe-venezia.com 1391 Coney Island Ave. (Bet. Ave. J & Ave. K)

“NORTH SHORE’S ONLY KOSHER SUSHI BAR”

Vaad Harabonim of Queens

COLBEH Glatt Kosher Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant Free Delivery 75 N. Station Plaza (Great Neck) (516) 466-8181 Inside & Outside Catering. Private Ballroom up to 200 persons. Vaad Harabonim of Queens

Takeout & Delivery • Grilled Pizza, Pasta, Fish , Salads & Sushi

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

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ALICES RESTAURANT

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Cholov Yisroel

45 E 34th Street (Bet. Madison & Park Ave) 212- 481- 4222

WOLF & LAMB STEAKHOUSE Aged Steaks

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Supervision of Kehilah Kashrus

155 E. 84 St. Bet. Lex. & 3rd Open for Lunch Noon - 3:00 pm

Dinner Mon.-Thurs. 5 PM - 10:30 PM, Sun. 2 PM - 10 PM - Open Motzei Shabbos

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ESSEN NY DELI Glatt Kosher

WOK TOV Glatt Kosher Chinese & Sushi Restaurant - F/T Mashgiach 594 Central Av., Cedarhurst (516) 295-3843; Fax (516) 295-3865

Supervision

and Rabbi Binyamin Gruber

Cholov Yisroel Kemach Yoshon

Open Saturday Night

MENDY’S / MENDY’S BISTRO 792 Eastern Parkway

At The Jewish Children’s Museum (718) 907-8877

ROSLYN, NEW YORK

COLBEH Glatt Kosher Mediterranean Restaurant & Caterers One The Intervale, Roslyn Estates Inside & Outside Catering

(516) 621-2200

Under Vaad Harabonim of Queens

MONSEY, NEW YORK KOSHER CASTLE

43 Rte. 59, Monsey

TAKE OUT / EAT IN / GRILL / CHINESE

(845) 425-3500

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THE PURPLE PEAR Dairy Café - Restaurant - Manhattan Ambience

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Week In Review Edited by JASON MAOZ

ISRAEL/MIDEAST NEWS ISRAEL, U.S. CONDUCT JOINT MISSILE TEST IN MEDITERRANEAN Israel and the United States carried out a joint missile test in the Mediterranean Sea last week. Russia raised an alarm after it detected the unannounced missile launch. Israel’s Defense Ministry in a statement confirmed that it had carried out a test of the Sparrow target missile, part of the Arrow III defense system, in conjunction with U.S. missile defense agency officials. Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement that the test “was long planned to help evaluate the Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense system’s ability to detect, track, and communicate information about a simulated threat to Israel.” “The United States and Israel cooperate on a number of long-term ballistic missile defense development projects to address common challenges in the region,” Little said, adding that the test had nothing to do with U.S. consideration of a military strike on Syria in response to its use of chemical weapons against its citizens.

NETANYAHU DERIDES IRANIAN HOLIDAY GREETINGS Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pronounced himself “not impressed” by New Year’s greetings tweeted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “I am not impressed by greetings coming from a regime that only last week threatened to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said. The tweet posted Sept. 4, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, said, “As the sun is about to set here in Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah.” “The Iranian regime will be examined only by its actions and not by salutations,” Netanyahu said Saturday night. Netanyahu said the purpose of the message “is to divert attention from the fact that even after the elections, it continues the enrichment of uranium and the construction of a plutonium reactor meant to allow it to develop nuclear weapons that will threaten Israel and the rest of the world.” Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also tweeted “Happy Rosh Hashanah,” the second tweet on his newly opened account.

PALESTINIANS IN TRUCK OVERRUN BEN GURION AIRPORT BARRIERS Security guards at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport fired on two Palestinians driving a stolen truck after it broke through two security barriers. The airport was shut down for one hour overnight in the wake of the incident. The Palestinians, residents of the West Bank cities of Kalkilya and Jenin, stole the truck from a central Israeli town at about 3 a.m. and drove through the entrance to the airport. They reportedly told investigators they entered the airport by accident and intended only to steal the truck. After the truck ran the first security barrier, emergency procedures were activated and additional roadblocks were set up. The truck nearly hit a guard stationed at the second permanent security barrier before it stopped near Terminal 3 after its tires were shot out by a guard. The men tried to flee on foot but were captured and arrested. No explosives were found in the truck.

CHIEF RABBI URGES BETTER TREATMENT FOR KAPPAROT CHICKENS Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, called for better treatment of the chickens used in the preYom Kippur kapparot ritual. Rabbi Lau, in a letter addressed to ritual organizers and participants, wrote that causing the chickens to suffer before and during kapparot would be a “mitzvah through a transgression,” which he said “was not the intention of the sages.” “I would like to remind you of the holy duty all year round to prevent any animal suffering and unnecessary pain, to make sure that they are transported properly and treated appropriately,” the letter said.

The chickens often are crammed into small cages in the end-of-summer heat without food or water. The animal rights group Let the Animals Live recently appealed to Rabbi Lau to address the issue.

ARABS ON TEMPLE MOUNT ARRESTED AFTER THROWING ROCKS Several Arab worshipers on the Temple Mount were arrested following clashes that included throwing rocks at Jewish visitors to the holy site. Israeli police made the arrests following reports of masked men throwing rocks at Jews visiting the site in advance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Consequently, police prevented several buses of Arab worshipers from making their way to the Temple Mount, believing they intended to incite violence. The disturbance came a day after the arrest of Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raed Salah, who called on Muslims to prevent the “dangerous mass invasion into Al Aksa” with their bodies. During a visit to the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Israeli Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel said, “The Temple Mount is the holiest place for the Jewish people and must be open for prayer at every hour to every Jew.”

INTERNATIONAL NEWS STAUNCH ISRAEL BACKER WINS AUSTRALIAN PREMIERSHIP Tony Abbott, a strong supporter of Israel, was elected prime minister of Australia. Abbott’s conservative Liberal Party won a convincing and expected victory on Saturday, sweeping the Labor government from its six-year term leading the government. Kevin Rudd conceded defeat late Saturday. Under Rudd, Israel experienced turbulent diplomatic relations with Australia, including the expulsion of an Israeli agent from its embassy in Canberra following the 2010 Dubai passports affair. “I’d like to think that nowhere in the world [does Israel] have a stauncher friend than us,” Abbott – a surf lifesaver and volunteer firefighter who once trained to be a Catholic priest – told an Australia-Israel forum in Melbourne when he was first elected party leader in 2009.

AT STOCKHOLM SYNAGOGUE, OBAMA OFFERS ‘SHANAH TOVAH’ President Obama examined artifacts from the life of Raoul Wallenberg and wished Jews worldwide a “shanah tovah” during a tour of Stockholm’s Great Synagogue. Wallenberg’s half sister, Nina Lagergren, 92, escorted Obama as he examined the belongings of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust and later disappeared into Soviet custody. At a Holocaust memorial outside the synagogue, Obama delivered a short Rosh Hashanah greeting. “To all our Jewish friends here in Sweden, in the United States and around the world, especially in Israel, I want to wish you and your families a sweet and happy new year,” he said. “L’shanah tovah.” Also last week, the White House released Obama’s video message for the Jewish New Year. The message recalled a speech delivered 50 years ago by Rabbi Joachim Prinz at the Lincoln Memorial, just prior to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech at the March on Washington. “Representing the thousands of Jews there that day,” said Obama, “[Prinz] told the marchers, ‘When God created man, he created him as everybody’s neighbor. Neighbor is not a geographic term. It is a moral concept.’ ”

PLANS FOR MUNICH OLYMPICS MEMORIAL UNVEILED Plans for a memorial in Munich to 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled. A news conference at the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs announcing plans for the memorial took place a day before a ceremony in Israel marking the 41st anniversary of the attack by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. The planned hall of remembrance is slated to be built near the site that housed the games and will

cost 1.7 million euros (approximately $2.25 million). It will allow visitors to learn about the events and the victims as well as to view the site of the failed rescue attempt at the Furstenfeldbruck airfield. Ultimately the airport’s tower will be included in the memorial. The memorial – designed by a team under the auspices of the ministry in consultation with relatives of the victims, the consul general of Israel, experts from the concentration camp memorial at Flossenburg, the Jewish Museum in Munich and the Bavarian State Ministry for Political Education – is scheduled to be completed by 2016.

U.S. NEWS RABBIS URGE CONGRESS TO BACK OBAMA ON SYRIA Leading rabbis covering the religious and political spectrum urged lawmakers in Congress to support President Obama’s plans to strike Syria to stop its use of chemical weapons. “We write you as descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees, whose ancestors were gassed to death in concentration camps,” said the letter sent on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. “We write you as a people who have faced persecution for many centuries, and are glad to have found a safe refuge where we can thrive in the United States.” The seventeen signers included Rabbi Eric Yoffie, a past president of the Union for Reform Judaism; Rabbi Yosef Blau, senior mashgiach ruchani of Yeshiva University; leaders of the Conservative movement; and essayists such as Leon Wieseltier and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. “Through this act, Congress has the capacity to save thousands of lives,” the letter said. Meanwhile, AIPAC officials said the pro-Israel group will lobby lawmakers to authorize a retaliatory strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

SURVEY: JEWISH AMERICANS GIVE MORE TO NON-JEWISH CAUSES A new study has found that more Jews give to nonJewish causes than to Jewish causes. The survey, called Connected to Give, reported that 76 percent of American Jews reported a charitable contribution in 2012, compared to 63 percent of non-Jewish Americans. Among Jews who give charity, 92 percent of those surveyed gave to a non-Jewish organization and 79 percent gave to a Jewish organization. Additionally, 21 percent gave only to non-Jewish organizations and 4 percent gave only to Jewish organizations. The findings are based on a survey of 3,000 Jewish households and 2,000 non-Jewish households. The study was spearheaded by Jumpstart, a Jewish charity research group, and funded by an array of Jewish foundations and organizations. Younger Jews are less likely to give to Jewish causes, according to the study.

Compiled from reports by JTA, JNS, Israel National News, Middle East News Line and Jewish Press staff.


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They say everybody has a skeleton in the closet, and I’m convinced it’s true. Why am I convinced? Let me tell you about a get-together we once had at my cousin Lilly’s house in the Bronx. By way of introduction, cousin Lilly was a schoolteacher for many years. The epitome of an erudite, forthright educator, she guided and molded thousands of little children. Not only did she do a wonderful job for the children she taught, her own children became teachers, and her daughter-in-law was one as well. And her husband, my cousin Willy, also taught school; untold numbers of young men and women came under his firm but loving tutelage at Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, my alma mater. Nu, so why do I go through this family genealogy? Simple. Cousin Lilly had a skeleton in the closet all these years and it was during that long-ago visit that the bones began to rattle. The story Lilly recounted to the assembled family members went back a great many years. She must have been all of seven years old and her brother Solly was maybe four. My aunt dressed them in their finery one Sunday afternoon in preparation for the family’s visit to another aunt on the Lower East Side. “Stay on the stoop,” my aunt shouted after them. “Ich koom” (I’m coming). Both children, like little angels, promised they would stay in front of the house and wait in their spotless outfits. After all, a ride on the Third Avenue El was an occasion. Where else could you have gotten such a dynamic thrill? Today you have to go to Great Adventure for a ride as memorable. So Lilly and Solly were standing in front of the house minding their own business when all of a sudden one of Lilly’s little friends wandered by. Bursting with excitement she exclaimed, “Guess what? I found out how to get into the movies for free?” The eyes of the two little ones began to sparkle. “Impossible,” Lilly exclaimed, as little shlep-along Solly nodded full agreement with his sister. “Oh yeah?” responded the friend. “Come with me and I’ll show you.” Lilly and Solly followed their friend around the corner to a huge fruit market that adjoined the theater on Hoe Ave. “See, you walk to the back, where they keep the old dirty boxes and you open the door and walk right in. They don’t even ask little kids for tickets,” the friend explained as she ushered them to the back of the market. Sure enough, there was a huge fire door that was always left open. With a little tugging, the three tykes managed to open the door and walk into the theater unnoticed. They sat down in the first row and settled back to enjoying the quadruple bill. Meanwhile, back at the ranch house, my Tanta came downstairs

looking for her little brood. She looked high and low – but there was no Lilly and no Solly. She called my uncle and a few other cousins who lived in the neighborhood and the search was on. In a little while the police were called. Shoen! Lilly and Solly were “kidnapped.” Tanta started getting hysterical as the police officers tried to calm her. The neighborhood, too, became concerned. Lilly and Solly were beautiful children. Both were dark complexioned and some busybodies began to speculate that a group of passing gypsies must have seen them, picked them up, and taken them to a new world. The hours ticked by. Finally the movies were over and the three characters marched back to the house. Oy, what commotion! People were running all over the place. When Lilly and Solly tried going into their apartment they could hardly get by because there were so many strangers milling about the foyer. A yenta told them to go away – she thought they were children from the neighborhood and would only get in the way at such a time. Then, suddenly, someone recognized Lilly and Solly and the caper was over. Tanta grabbed both, hugged them tightly, and then, when she was certain they were all in one piece, she hauled off and began swinging like a professional boxer in a title bout. That, according to my cousin Lilly, was the first and last time she got into a movie “wholesale.” As she finished telling the story to us so many years later, the room erupted in laughter. The evening’s best quip came from her son Stanley, who gave a sigh of relief and said, “Thank heavens, Ma – and Papa always said you were perfect!” But there was one more story my cousin Reba recalled, about the time she was assigned to take care of Lilly. At that time Reba was maybe ten and Lilly maybe four. Somehow or other, Reba became interested in a game of jump rope and inquisitive little Lilly wandered off around the corner. Nu, so when it came time for the counting of noses, one was missing: Lilly’s. Once more the search was on. But no Lilly! So where was she? She had walked around the corner and seen a bunch of kids following a lady. She also began to follow the lady. She thought the lady was giving out samples. The lady happened to be an Italian woman with her family of ten youngsters. When the woman reached her house and began counting her brood, instead of ten noses she counted 11. She counted her tribe once more and still there were 11 noses. So back she went to where she believed Lilly joined her brood and sure enough a police officer recognized Lilly from her description and she was back with our family once more. See? Even the best of families have their secrets and skeletons.


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Continued from p.22 ing children filling the yard and embracing their friends and teachers. When asked what makes this school special, a group of sixth-grade boys answered in unison, “the teachers”; an answer that might not be heard at any other school. However, 13 years ago, no Netzach Israel student would have even thought to provide such an answer. Ayala Hagage, principal of the school, described a bleak picture when she first took over the school. “It was about to close,” she said, “because everything was in the red – the studies, students’ grades, morale was low and the staff was weak. It was a low-energy and low-ranking place,” she explained bluntly. Hagage’s goal was to prevent Netzach Israel from shutting down and to bring the student body to success. “The challenge was far greater than I could have imagined,” Hagage said, telling stories of the extreme poverty that shrouded many students’ lives. She had students who were literally starving because there was no food at home or living in dilapidated apartments with many siblings and an unemployed single parent. “Remedies to severe behavior problems ranged from instilling structure and a daily schedule to simply providing a sandwich to quell the pangs of hunger,” she said. After heartbreaking realizations about the dire situation of her students, Hagage revamped the entire platform of the school. There was to be no standard curriculum in place, rather teachers were to hone in on essential skills: language, the arts, mathematics and Torah studies. Netzach Israel is designated a National Religious public school, thus requiring certain hours of Jewish studies. Apparent by the decorations around the school building, today there is a major emphasis on Jewish values and Zionism. “I wanted to raise the level of education and broaden outlook of the school,” Hagage explained. She hired more teachers and incorporated more extra-curricular activities, such as art, computer classes, filmmaking and other cultural courses outside of the standard curriculum. “I did this as a way to build confidence among the students and teachers by boosting their skills and building morale all around,” she said. One of the initiatives Hagage introduced to strengthen the school several years ago was the construction of a study hall with an adjacent art studio and gallery. This space remains a fundamental facet of Netzach Israel. Here, students learn Judaic studies and themes and reinforce them through creative expression. Initially, Hagage wanted to invite parents to learn with their children but upon discovering the frequently high illiteracy rates, she invited mothers to teach their unique art forms instead. For the children of these illiterate parents, their shame turned to pride as they realized that their mothers too had something to contribute. The combination of learning and artistic expression enhanced the enrichment of students, as well as their personal development, confidence and happiness, Hagage said. Most importantly, positive behavior and respect toward parents increased as the children witnessed their mothers’ abilities through this shared experience, she noted. Meanwhile, Hagage created a “mitzvah store” near the main entrance of the school. In the classroom, students receive tokens from teachers for good behavior, kind deeds and academic achievements. The tokens can be used to buy items in the store, which is stocked with toys, t-shirts, school supplies and other items donated by local storeowners and Meir Panim. “I wanted to end the cycle of giving hand-outs to the children who couldn’t even afford their own notebooks. This way we both ensure that

students have adequate supplies while additionally providing an incentive for students to behave, act kindly and study well,” Hagage said. One day in 2004, the not-for-profit organization Meir Panim appeared at the school gates asking if the school needed assistance. Since 2000, the organization has been working across Israel to alleviate the effects of poverty by providing a range of food and social service programs that give dignity and respect to the needy. At first, the organization brought bread, spreads and snacks to feed students, but it quickly became apparent that the school needed to provide regular meals to combat students’ malnutrition, Hagage said. For a number of years, Meir Panim fed the entire school for free, and even sent students home with extra meals. These efforts ensured that the Netzach Israel campus nourished hungry children, bolstering them for success in and out of the classroom. Meir Panim donated school supplies, computers and even furniture to families at the school who were in need.

Boys with teacher

(Photos courtesy of IMP media)

“We came to Netzach Israel because we heard of the tremendous need,” explained David Roth, president of American Friends of Meir Panim. “Thanks to specific donations from our supporters in the United States and across the world, we were able to assist in building a future for this school and for these children.” “Meir Panim believed in the school and gave us means to grow,” Hagage said, adding, “They supported us and gave us encouragement. When we needed food, they gave us food. When we needed computers, they gave us computers. When we needed summer camps, they gave us summer camps. They believed in us and were central players in the growth and empowerment of our school.” Every summer, Meir Panim operates day camps in Kiryat Malachi for students and the general community, offering fun and educational activities in a relaxed and supportive setting. At the Meir Panim summer camp, children can enjoy their summer vacation while their parents continue working. The camp serves nutritious meals and snacks each day. One camper, Tali, said cheerfully that the theme of her camp was “Healthy Summer.” She learned about hydration, sun care and the food pyramid, and went

on field trips to a water park, a hiking trail and to meet local firefighters. Natalie, a teacher in the Netzach Israel kindergarten and head counselor, said, “Every day of the camp program, we teach something new for the children as to provide them a framework. We give them full programming of content and fun.” “For many of these children, if this camp didn’t exist, they would be staying home alone or wandering the streets,” Natalie said. Because many children lack stability in their homes, Natalie and other teachers try to bring as much structure to the day and cater to the needs of the children through programming and special attention. Sometimes this work goes beyond just the camp or school day, Natalie said. “After observing which kids play well together, I call their parents and help organize play dates for these children,” she admitted. Many families in the Netzach Israel community receive from Meir Panim pre-paid electronic food shopping cards loaded with 250 NIS before Passover and the High Holidays. The organization distributed these cards to 7,500 families last year. The cards enable families to purchase food and household goods in a flexible and dignified way, Roth said. In addition, Hagage said that Meir Panim helps sponsor a big brother-big sister program at Netzach Israel and awards scholarships to high school volunteers who return to their elementary school to lend a hand. “This really strengthens the school and gives high school students a chance to impact younger students,” Hagage said. The high school students become role models, helping elementary school students with their homework, playing with them and teaching them about giving back to the community, she explained. Last year, after finishing her teaching degree, Esther began working at Netzach Israel, which she attended as a young girl. “I’m honored to be a part of this community,” Esther reflected, adding, “I don’t consider this my work, it is fun and gives me such a positive energy.” Hagage said there will be nearly 400 students this school year and a community of over 1,000, including parents and staff. “The school is like a second home because the parents participate and the teachers are excited and committed, even beyond regular school hours,” she said. “This school develops people – the students, the staff, the teachers and the parents – by teaching growth, acting with love and kindness and building success for all.” Often, she finds students who have stayed late at the school just to help clean up and spend time with their classmates. An important point, Hagage said, is to ensure that this style of learning and the atmosphere of positivity remain, especially as the student body and the academic level of the school have changed drastically in the past decade. Hagage declared, “I make sure that all teachers understand what the school was, because the transformation of this school is nothing less than extraordinary!”

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Notice of Qualif cation of Haridan Services, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/12/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste. 300, Uniondale, NY 11553. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 16821 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Oscar Daniel LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Melissa Miller, 388 Charles St, East Williston, NY 11596-2520. Purpose: General. JP# 16832 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Technotrends, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 10 Mackay Way, Roslyn, NY 11576-2169. Purpose: General. JP# 16845 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Brighton 86 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Igor Bron, 2604 National Dr, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: General. JP# 16858 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

CFM Sports, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 16833 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Sionic LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 249 N Middletown Rd Apt 3C, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: General. JP# 16846 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Woo’s Realty 168 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/2/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rui Po Hu, 7218 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16859 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qual. of GPT Deer Park Terminal Owner LLC, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/7/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 5/3/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 16867 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Black Marker Multimedia, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/8/13. Office in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Abhishek Amiruddin, 269 Devonshire Dr, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: General. JP# 16834 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Park Drive Equities, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/07. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 137-13 72nd Rd, Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: General. JP# 16847 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

K And I Licensed Practical Nurse PLLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1178 Meadow Brook Rd, North Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: Licensed Practical Nurse. JP# 16860 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

ENDING BACK PAIN, LLC f led an App. for Authority with the Dept. of State of NY on 7/30/2013. Jurisdiction: DE and the date of its organization is: 7/8/2013. Off ce location in NYS: Westchester County. The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served, the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: c/o Dr. Jack Stern, 60 Lake Rd. Rye NY 10580. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: 2711 Centerville Rd. #400, Wilmington DE 19808. The authorized off cer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certif cate of Formation can be obtained is: Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St. #4, Dover De 19901. The purpose of the company is: any lawful act. JP# 16812 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of formation of All-Star Professionals LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/2013. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Colby Attorneys Service Co., Inc., 111 Washington Ave., STE 703, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 16813 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 BRAIN & SPINE CONSULTING, LLC f led an App. for Authority with the Dept. of State of NY on 7/25/2013. Jurisdiction: DE and the date of its organization is: 2/19/2013. Off ce location in NYS: Westchester County. The Secretary of the State of NY (“SSNY”) is designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served, the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of such process is: c/o Dr. Jack Stern, 60 Lake Rd. Rye NY 10580. Address maintained in its jurisdiction is: 2711 Centerville Rd. #400, Wilmington DE 19808. The authorized off cer in its jurisdiction of organization where a copy of its Certif cate of Formation can be obtained is: Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St. #4, Dover De 19901. The purpose of the company is: any lawful act. JP# 16814 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 2 Sound Beach Ave LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/29/13. Off ce location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o DeCabia, 10 Sherwood Gate, Oyster Bay, NY 11771.Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16815 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Equities AJ LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/13. Off ce location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 86 Route 59 East, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16816 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of ITM Kiosks LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/30/13. Off ce location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 86 Route 59 East, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16817 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Qualif cation of Glen Cove Forest LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 2/24/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NJ address of LLC: 1401 Broad St., Clifton, NJ 07013. Arts. of Org. f led with NJ State Treasurer, 50 Barrack St., 1st Fl., Lobby, Trenton, NJ. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16818 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of EAS COMMERCIAL ST LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Bennett D. Krasner, Esq., 1233 Beech St., No. 49, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16819 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of First in Service Staff ng Solutions LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 80 Orville Drive, Ste. 249, Bohemia, NY 11716. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16820 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Maragon Services, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/12/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste. 300, Uniondale, NY 11553. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 16822 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Londell Services, LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/12/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste. 300, Uniondale, NY 11553. DE address of LLC: 1675 South State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 16823 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

WIWU PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 10/25/2012. Off ce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34 E. 67th St., 2nd Flr., NY, NY 10065. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 16824 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

3534 BB LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1711 55th St., Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 16825 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

2408 Prospect Avenue Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/13. Off ce in Bronx County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 131-29 Sanford Ave, Flushing, NY 11365. Purpose: General. JP# 16826 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

HD Construction Management LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce in Bronx County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16827 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Toby 2251, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/26/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2251 E 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: General. JP# 16828 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

126 Ellery St LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 126 Ellery Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: General. JP# 16829 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Perry Sports Barber Shops LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/23/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Noah N. Perry, 3722 Farragut Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: General. JP# 16830 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

The House Of Premium Lounge LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 938 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: General. JP# 16831 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Shine Digital, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Perlson LLP c/o Michael Deo, 977 N Broadway, North Massapequa, NY 11758. Purpose: General. JP# 16835 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Spine & Trauma Products Of NY, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2417 Jericho Tpke Ste 272, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: General. JP# 16836 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Sportsday Publishing, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 94 Arden Blvd, West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: General. JP# 16837 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 783 E 9th LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/12. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 175 Great Neck Rd Ste 309, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 16838 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Stay Positive NY LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16839 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 970 Manhattan Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 53 Papermill Rd, Plandome, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 16840 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Leland 26 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3 Farmers Rd, Kings Point, NY 11024. Purpose: General. JP# 16841 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Green Moonshine LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Gary Wollman, 400 E. Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954. Purpose: General. JP# 16848 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Jersey Bricks LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 16849 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

White Mountain Associates LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/12. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Richard Russo, 72 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. JP# 16850 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 3505 Conner Street LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 90 Wood Ave, Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: General. JP# 16851 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Ember Jewelry, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Michelle Berlinger, 25 Valley Rd., Hanover, NH 03755. Purpose: General. JP# 16852 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Alpha Pro Labs LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/8/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16853 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Bulk & Swagger LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Matthew Schuman, 528 9th St # 3, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: General. JP# 16854 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Interiors By Nanette, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Robert Baker, 63 Amherst Rd, Albertson, NY 11507. Purpose: General. JP# 16842 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

53 Pearl Street Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/13. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Leticia Choudhury, 27 Thurton Pl, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: General. JP# 16855 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Guiding Starr Hone Inspections, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/15/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2549 Arleigh Rd, East Meadow, NY 11554. Purpose: General. JP# 16843 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

HPG-BEK LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/12. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Babett Krolik, 108 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: General. JP# 16856 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Viridis Aurum LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gianni Motisi, 932 First Ave, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Purpose: General. JP# 16844 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Century Realty 2013 LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xin Xiang Lin, 1595 E 19 St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 16857 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Healthy Living. David Ben Meir MD. MPH. General Medicine PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/13. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Amos David Ben Meir MD, 1600 Harrison Ave. Ste 305, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 16861 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Qualification of MADISON 33 OWNER LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/24/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/23/13. Princ. office of LLC: Yitzchak Tessler, c/o Tessler Developments, 461 Park Ave. South, Ste. 200, NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16862 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of RHKS 65 LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. Princ. off ce of LLC: 65 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Cohen & Coleman, LLP, 767 Third Ave., 31st Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16863 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Qual. of ERY Manager LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 4/1/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 16864 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of For mation of Liz Robbins Associates LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 4/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Att: Elizabeth Robbins, 1165 Park Ave., Apt. 6C, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16865 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Expert Philanthropy LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 5/20/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Chadbourne & Parke, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 3248, NY, NY 10112. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16866 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Qual. of PVF - ABC, LP, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/17/12. Off ce loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 12/11/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Michael Van Biema, 745 Fifth Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10151. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 16868 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of 259 Culver Road, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Whisper Creek Ct., Rochester, NY 14626. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16869 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of For mation of Mar y Perr y, Accredited Disability Representative LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 Charliewood Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16870 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of 7 South Ave LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 S. Main St., Churchville, NY 14428. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16871 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of 3529 Willett LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1944 Colden Ave., Apt. 2F, Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16872 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of You Got Smoked LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/3/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 330 McGuinness Blvd., Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16873 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of 127 Gates Avenue LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 127 Gates Ave., Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16874 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of AL Azeem Enterprises USA LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/6/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2371 82nd St., Unit 103, Bklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16875 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Blue Star Four Transport, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/6/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 Lenox Rd., #3L, Bklyn, NY 11226. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16876 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Venus 74, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1023 74th St., Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16877 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Sunsetter Charters LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/23/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16878 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of MTM Property Holding LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 2nd Ave., Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16879 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of CHY Property LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 473 52nd St., 2/F, Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16880 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13


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Notice of Formation of Finish Line Auto Leasing LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2152 Ralph Ave., Ste. 114, Bklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 16881 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of For mation of CBS Case Management LLC. Art. of Org. f led with SSNY on 07/17/13. Office Location: Westchester NY. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 377 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: Private Investigations. JP# 16894 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of J View LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/14/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Main St., #4A, Bklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16882 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Mcclain International LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 5 Stewart St., Suite 1 Brooklyn, NY 11207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16895 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Quality Concrete Polishing LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave., Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16883 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Fawn Paper Limited Liability Company Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/15/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 100 West Garden Rd Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16896 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of LMC Construction LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/13. LLC Formed in (NJ) on 2/15/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 814 47th St., Apt. 3, Bklyn, NY 11220. NJ address of LLC: 1 Liberty St., Apt. G5, Little Ferry, NJ 07643. Arts. Of Org. f led with NJ Dept. of Treasury, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16884 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Syner-g Wealth Group LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/13. Off ce: Rock. Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 17-67 Crescent Dr. Thiells, NY 10984. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16897 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of Lincoln Group Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 343A Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16885 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Crown Heights Realty Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 343A Tompkins Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16886 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of 3111 Ocean Pkwy Unit 7K LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/17/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3111 Ocean Pkwy., Unit 7K, Bklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16887 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Shosell, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2080 Ocean Ave., Apt. 5D, Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16888 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of GOLDEN PEAR MERCHANT CAPITAL LLC. Articles of Organization f led with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce Location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 16889 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of PSF LLC. Articles of Organization f led with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Off ce Location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 400, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 16890 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of NEWPORT LEGAL FUNDING LLC. Articles of Organization f led with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/13. Off ce Location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 568 East Olive Street, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JP# 16891 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of PS Music Consultants, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Peter Primont, 2 Meadow Lane, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16892 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of For mation of 22 Chelsea Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/02. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 131 W. 35th St., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16893 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Tigerf sh Technologies, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 546 Fifth Ave., 9th Flr. New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16898 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Asj Spiritual Suite LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 881 10th Ave #5E New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16899 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Long Island Woodworks & Design, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Off ce:Nassau. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 3128 Ralph Avenue Oceanside, NY 11572. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16900 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

New Look Salon by Lidia LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/25/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 211 Irving Ave, store C, Port Chester NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16901 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Get Organized by Danielle LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 38 Meadow Rd. Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16902 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Go Team Awesome LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 747 Marcy Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16903 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Fournier, Robson & Associates, LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 6/13/13. Office: Nassau. LLC formed in PA on 12/18/00. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 354 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603. Cert of Org f led with PA DOS, P.O. Box 8722 Harrisburg, PA 17105. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16904 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

ROLFS ELERT OFFICE LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on7/22/13. Office: Westchester. LLC formed in CT on 6/9/12. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 168 Irving Ave #701 Portchester, NY 10573 . Cert of Formation f led with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16905 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Ironhawk Industrial Distribution LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in OH on 12/30/10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. OH and principal business addr.: 1090 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44117. Cert. of Org. f led with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: sale and distribution of snow removal and road maintenance wear parts. JP# 16909 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

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Lockbay, LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 7/23/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. LLC formed in DE on 1/31/11. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, Attn: Joel S. Lever, Esq., 1 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16906 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of 77 Mercer 5 South, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/29/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 374 Broome St. Apt 6 S., New York, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 2140 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16917 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualification of APOLLO ROYALTIES MANAGEMENT, LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/08/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Cert. of Form. f led with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16937 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Trump Capital, LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 8/7/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 2/13/08. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o TG Services, Inc., P.O. Box 186, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State, State Of De, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16952 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of formation of Messina Sagamore Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/2013. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 6 Morris Ln., Oyster Bay Cove, NY 11771. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 16907 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of LDL Real Estate, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4 Consulate Dr., #4D, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Loretta Zingone, 72 Stewart Ave., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16910 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of Lions Den Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 6/25/13. Off ce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Howard Raber, 315 E. 72nd St., 4G, NY, NY 10021, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16908 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of 235 Paine Avenue, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 7/8/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: J. Bruce McGuirk, Esq., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Four Times Square, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 16911 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of ROCBODY XPRESS LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 5/31/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 3756 Old Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16912 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Qualif cation of MAGGNYC, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 5/14/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 4/4/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP, 46 Trinity Pl., NY, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: 115 Ponds Lane, Greenville, DE 19807. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 16913 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 Notice of Formation of UNLEASHED FILMS, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/30/13. Off ce location: Kings County. Princ. off ce of LLC: 10 Jay St., #704, Brooklyn, NY 11201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16914 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Elixir Nassau, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/2/13. Off ce location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Marshall Goldberg, Esq., Wolfsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP, 600 Summons St, Stamford, CT 06901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16915 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Qualif cation of 5 Hanover Square (NY) Owner, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/16/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6922 Hollywood Blvd Ste 900, Los Angeles, CA 90028. DE address of LLC: 2140 S. Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16916 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

Notice of Formation of ANZ Consulting Engineering, PLLC. Arts of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on August 2, 2013. Off ce location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PLLC c/o Nass & Roper Law, 14 Penn Plaza, Suite. 2004, New York, NY10122 . Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16924 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Lucky 967 NI LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/13/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 967 46th St., Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16918 8/9,16,23,30,9/6,13/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of MLiebman Capital LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/2013. Off ce loc: Westchester County. SSNY desig. as an agent upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to the principal business address: 33 Wynmor Rd Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 16925 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of formation of FF CENTURY, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y f State of NY (SSNY) on 8/6/2013. Off ce location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Barry Feirstein, 872 Longacre Ave., N. Woodmere, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 16926 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of formation of BCF CENTURY, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/2013. Off ce location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sheila Feirstein, 872 Longacre Ave., N. Woodmere, NY 11581. Purpose: any lawful act JP# 16927 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Serenity Management LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/16/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 108 Drisler Ave., White Plains, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16928 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Noho South LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/25/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Bruce Oberfest, Bruce Oberfest & Assoc., 287 King St., Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16929 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Pediatrics 10583, LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/1/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 12 Lebanon Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16930 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 60468 State Highway 30 LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/13/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 244 Falmouth Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16931 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of For mation of Edgecombe Preservation LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/18/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16932 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Soundview Housing III LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1865 Palmer Ave., Ste. 203, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16933 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Euless Texas Associates LLC, filed under the original name Euless Texas Associates, Cert. of Conversion filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Dahan & Nowick, 1700 Broadway, 14th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16934 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of LVS Group LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 110 Duane St., Suite LL, New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 16935 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of CHATEAUVERT MEDIA LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/05/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Princ. off ce of LLC: 5 Mills Rd., Suffern, NY 10901. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson, LLP, 521 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10175. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16936 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 MK Dance LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/17/13. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16940 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qualification of DRAGON HOLDCO, LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/02/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/24/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16938 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

204 Main Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 6 Cutler Ct, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 16947 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Wesley Hills Management LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3 Villa Ln, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 16948 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 77 State Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/11/02. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Klein, 40 Robert Pitt Dr. Ste 2, Monsey, NY 10952. Duration Date: 12/31/2101. Purpose: General. JP# 16949 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Church Burger LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Zeyad Farr, 1918 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 16950 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Nomadz Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16951 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Lisa Kanning Interior Design LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lisa Kanning, 390 Wythe Ave, Apt 7B, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 16953 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualif cation of DIG INN 2884 BROADWAY LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 16939 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

1003 Dean Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 200 Park Ave S Ste 915, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: General. JP# 16954 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Tex International LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 463 7th Ave Ste 801, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: General. JP# 16941 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Rodin Properties LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/2/13. Off ce in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 16955 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Make-A-Garden, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/11/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 16942 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Five Star Resume LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/29/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 300 E 46th St Apt 19E, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: General. JP# 16956 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Jennesis Fashion LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/28/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jennifer Myers, 919 Newton Ave, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: General. JP# 16943 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Emerald Builders NY LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1445 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: General. JP# 16957 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Courtlandt Hills LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Hillside Ave, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. Purpose: General. JP# 16944 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Holtzmere, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 125 Division Avenue # 1-B, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 16958 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Sommelier Select LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rosemary Dougherty, 956 Cedar Swamp Rd, Glen Head, NY 11545. Purpose: General. JP# 16945 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Purebred Motorcars LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 725 Miller Ave Unit 410, Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: General. JP# 16959 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Retina Bliss LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Asim Vanterpool, 231 Wright St, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: General. JP# 16946 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Epic NYC Entertainment LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey Cohen, 5 Valley Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: General. JP# 16960 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13


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Legal Notice TTA & Associates, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 16961 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 GDB Consulting Group LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 3 Garden St, Bayville, NY 11709. Purpose: General. JP# 16962 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Insurance Auditors Association LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Office in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to John Schober, 616 Corporate Way Ste 2-4230, Valley Cottage, NY 10989. Purpose: General. JP# 16963 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 205 SO. Waverly LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Troy G. Blomberg, Esq., 365 N Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: General. JP# 16964 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Impact Cocoa LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 16965 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

1734 59th Street LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4721 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 16966 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Patriotic Clothiers LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4 Maple Terrace, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 16967 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Ex Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Usacorp Inc, 320 Roebling St Ste 501, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 16968 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

T h e ra py To E vo l ve, M e n t a l H e a l t h Counseling, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/15/13. Off ce in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Abe M. Rychik, Katz & Rychik P.C., 30 Broad St 8th Fl, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Mental Health Counseling. JP# 16969 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qual. of Campolina LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 5/15/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 5/10/13. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 116 W 29th St Apt. 9W, NY, NY 10001. Foreign add: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State Of DE, Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16970 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Andalusian LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 5/15/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 5/10/13. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 116 W 29th St Apt. 9W, NY, NY 10001. Foreign add: Stellar Corporate Services LLC, 3500 S. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State Of De, Div. Of Corp., 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16971 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

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Notice of Qual. of 193 Spring LLC. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/11/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 7/9/13. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 590 Madison Ave., 34th Fl, NY, NY 10022. Foreign add: Registered Agents Legal Services, LLC, 1220 N Market St, Ste 806, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy of State of DE, Division of Corporations, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16972 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Ousher Lowy Family LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5117 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16986 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Gencap Securities, LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/5/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 4/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Maiden Ln., Ste. 303, NY, NY 10038. DE address of LLC: 16192 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16997 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of JCD Realty II LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/6/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 171-12 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, NY 11433. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 111 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

L.B. Lewis & Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/22/13. Off ce: Westchester County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 50 Main St., 10th Floor White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 124 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of JCI Property Holdings, LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/24/13. LLC Formed in (FL) on 5/14/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1311Jackson Ave., Apt. 3A, Long Island City, NY 11101. FL address of LLC: 333 Las Olas Way, Ste. 2610, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Arts. Of Org. f led with FL Secy. Of State, 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 112 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Nextgen Media, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce: Nassau. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to c/o Raytex Industries 130 Crossways Pk. Dr. Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 125 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Fitness Advocate LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/26/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 4/16/12. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o David Krell, 777 Third Ave 20th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Foreign add: 16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. Of State, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16973 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of GCSA LLC. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 1/4/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 9/22/11. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 757 Third Ave 20th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Foreign add: 1521 Concorde Pike # 301, Wilmington, DE 19803. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy Of State, Division Of Corporations, 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16974 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qual. of Amant Properties LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 6/25/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 4/18/13. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: Leontine Ebers, 33 Vestry St Apt 6, NY, NY 10013. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation f led with Secy of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 16975 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 259 55th LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1663 8th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve: 12/31/2063. JP# 16978 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 345 Ovington LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Chatham Square #302, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16979 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 4406 12th Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 473 West End Ave. Apt. 1C, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16980 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 56th Street Realty LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/27/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1449 56th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16981 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Lazar and Rosa Klein Family LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5117 15th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16982 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Lefferts Blvd 345 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/15/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 829 Greenwood Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16983 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of The Phoblographer LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 171 Meserole St. #9, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16987 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Tonerpop LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1339 E. 13th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16988 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Tharon Anderson Design, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Christopher St., 9H, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16989 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Orsid Energy LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1740 Broadway, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16990 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Beach Baby Fitness, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/8/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22 River Terrace, #9M, NY, NY 10282. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16991 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 112nd Street Construction LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/9/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Monroe St., #HF3, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16992 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Linden Street Advisers LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St., Ste. 846, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16993 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Sean De Simone Casting, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 186 E. 2nd St., Apt. 10, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16994 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Lombardy 901 LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1212 Mark Ave., Carpenteria, CA 93013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16995 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qualif cation of Aspire Rock LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/11/13. LLC Formed in (CA) on 12/13/11. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 W. 79th St., 6B, NY, NY 10024. CA address of LLC: 101 W. 79th St., 6B, NY, NY 10024. Arts. Of Org. f led with CA Secy. Of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16996 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

MORE JAMS REALTY LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 7/11/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ira Levine, 320 Northern Blvd., Ste. 14, Great Neck, NY 11021. General Purposes. JP# 16976 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Martense 130 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/15/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 829 Greenwood Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16984 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Ladif n LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 34-36 E. 10th St., Apt. 6W, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16998 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of DG 399 Chauncey LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7520 Vleigh Pl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16977 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Moona Products LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 557 Montgomery St. Ste C-4, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16985 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Makari 125th St LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1178 Broadway, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 16999 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Butterfly Media LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/11. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 17000 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of PJ150 LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 139 Hoover Dr., Cresskill, NJ 07626. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 100 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 7 Expertise LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/31/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 Riverside Blvd., Apt. 10C, NY, NY 10069. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 101 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 757 East Tremont Ave LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 233 Broadway, Ste. 2200, NY, NY 10279. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 102 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of For mation of East Village Apartments, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/05. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 20213, Greeley Square Station, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 103 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Rouxroo LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 50 Sutton Place S., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 104 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Binder & Schwartz LLP. Certif cate of Registration f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/8/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 488 Madison Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 105 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Bonusgate LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 109 Lafayette St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 106 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of SMB & Studio, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 35 W. 31st St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 107 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 45-56/58 162 Street, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4222 206th St., Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 108 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 999 Consulting LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 84-12 60th Rd., Middle Village, NY 11379. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 109 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of JCD Realty III LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/6/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 171-12 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, NY 11433. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 110 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Chau De Leonard, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2-01 50th Ave., #9D, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 113 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Future 2009 LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 10/8/09. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 112-20 71st Rd., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP#114 8/16,23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Welco Co. L.L.C. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1562 First Ave #395 New York, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 123 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Anshnsima Taxi LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 Jackson Ave., Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 116 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Filthy Rich Barber & Tatto Shop Limited Liability Company. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/28/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6312 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY 11377. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 115 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Triant LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/15/04. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31-50 37th St., Astoria, NY 11103. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 117 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Dark Door Comics LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/2/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1700, Chicago, IL 60603. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 118 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 3547 32nd Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22-28 38th St., Astoria, NY 11105. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 119 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of 189-11 Jamaica Ave LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/13/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 189-11 Jamaica Ave., Hollis, NY 11423. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 120 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Randall Manor Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 782 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 121 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Thierry Pfister Architecture & Design PLLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 101 S. Highland Ave., Nyack, NY 10980. Purpose: Profession of Architecture. JP# 122 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Teneo Global LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 6/5/13. Off ce: NY Co. LLC formed in DE on 10/11/10. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 601 Lexington Ave, 45th Floor New York, NY 10022. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 126 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Lumiga LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 7/18/13. Off ce: NY Co. LLC formed in VA on 4/3/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 18W 140 Butterf eld Rd. Oak Brook, IL 60181. Arts of Org. f led with VA State Corp. Commission P.O. Box 1197 Richmond, VA 23218. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 127 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Cwskl LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce: Rock. Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 112 Highmount Ave. Nyack, NY 10960. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 133 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Capital Support Group of NJ, LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 7/9/13. Off ce: NY. LLC formed in NJ on 11/13/06. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 9804 SE Sandpine Ln. Hobe Sound, FL 33455. Cert of Registration f led with NJ State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 128 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Skypoint Partners, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/5/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 122 West Street #1G Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 129 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Thundercat Consulting and Training LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/25/13. Office:Nassau Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 38 Hamilton Pl. Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 130 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Ave X Management Company LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/17/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to c/o Asterra Holdings LLC 764 Harvard Pl. Cliffside Park, NY 07010. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 131 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 415 Lincoln Partners LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/18/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1491 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve: 12/31/2063. JP# 159 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Fast & Friendly Pharmacy LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1420 Brooklyn Ave #1B Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 134 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Sonr LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/31/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 84 Front St #2B Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 135 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qualif cation of BDS VENTURE FUND LLC. App. for Auth. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/7/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Cuttermill Road, Ste. 302, Great Neck, NY 11021. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 145 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13


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Digital Packager, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 205 Water St. Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 136 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Derik K. King, M.D. (NY), LLC, a professional service LLC (PLLC). Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 7/29/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 4110 Copper Ridge Dr., Ste. 204, Traverse City, MI 49684, principal business address. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. JP# 150 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Pulaski 66 Property LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/30/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave. #287, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 162 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Olivet Management LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/5/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 Barclay St. 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10007. The name and address of the registered agent is Olivet University, 6 Barclay St. 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10007. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 170 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of DLG Contracting LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/22/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 149 S. Macquesten Pkwy., Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 187 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

NYC Sharks Baseball LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 22 Garf eld Pl. 3rd Flr Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 201 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Petruolo Properties, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 144 Dunwoodie St., Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 188 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Brooklyn Optometrics PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/1/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 464 10TH St. #2 Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 202 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Mansion Street Holdings LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce: Westchester County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to P.O Box 362 Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 137 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 12 S. Hamilton Street LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Off ce: Westchester County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to P.O Box 362 Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 138 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Tricoast Chemicals & Energy LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/28/12. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to c/o CSC 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 139 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Dance with miss rachel LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/18/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 47 West 76th St. Apt 7 New York, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 140 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 V10A at 1 Irving Place, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/1/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to c/o Nedder & Associates 3 Parklands Dr #201 Darien, CT 06820. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 141 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Panda Dragon LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 12 Amherst Lane Hazlet, NJ 07730. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 142 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Built by Steel LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 50 Orchard St #2B New York, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 143 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Elite Performance Tutoring LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Off ce: Nassau. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 60 North Park Ave Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 144 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Cerro Wire Coalition, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, 90 Merrick Ave., 9th Fl., East Meadow, NY 11554, Attn: Brian K. Ziegler, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 146 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Kyle Crafts Group LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Off ce: Kings County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 7901 4th Ave #B21 Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 132 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Pawn Sacrif ce, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 147 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of FDC Buffalo, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 7/29/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 920 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 148 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of FDC Selden, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 7/25/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 920 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 149 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 3 Orchard LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 5/16/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 1 Quaker Lane, West Harrison, NY 10604, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 151 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Brightview Senior Living, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 191 Old White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591. LLC formed in MD on 11/4/97. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MD addr. of LLC: 218 N. Charles St., Ste. 220, Baltimore, MD 21201. Cert. of Org. f led with MD Custodian of Records, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 152 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qualification of Brightview Tarrytown, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 191 Old White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591. LLC formed in MD on 7/24/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MD addr. of LLC: 218 N. Charles St., Ste. 220, Baltimore, MD 21201. Cert. of Org. f led with MD Custodian of Records, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 154 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qualification of BV Tarrytown Operator, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 191 Old White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591. LLC formed in MD on 7/24/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MD addr. of LLC: 218 N. Charles St., Ste. 220, Baltimore, MD 21201. Cert. of Org. f led with MD Custodian of Records, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 155 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Qualif cation of New State Capital Partners LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/8/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 6/2/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 96 Willow Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 156 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of 11-45 Ryerson Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1324 46th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 158 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Name of Foreign LLC: Team Rally LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State: 8/1/13. Off ce loc.: Westchester Co. LLC formed in CT: 10/26/09. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. CT addr. of LLC: One Corporate Center, Hartford, CT 06103-3220. Cert. of Org. f led with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 157 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 Notice of Formation of Gun Hill Industries LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 711 12th Ave. #A8, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 160 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Marcy 650 Property LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/30/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5314 16th Ave. #287, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 161 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Name of LLC: Artkimia LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State: 5/11/12. Off ce loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 153 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of Quincy Palace Realty LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4203 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 163 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of WHMF 255 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 440A 13th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity JP# 164 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 1608 Beverley Road Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with SSNY on 07/25/13. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1104 Beverly Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11218. General Purposes. JP# 165 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of JP Waverly Place LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/2013. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 50 Andover Court, Manhasset, NY 11030. Term: until 12/31/2112. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 166 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13 JOSLAN NEW YORK LLC, a domestic LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 5/31/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Law Off ce of Richard Rodriguez, 114 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. General Purposes. JP# 167 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Andora Systems LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 430 Rutland Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 168 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Formation of OKE Properties LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 88 Dutchess Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 169 8/16, 23,30,9/6,13,20/13

PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-352A SURROGATE’S COURT - KINGS COUNTY CITATION. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent. TO: Any and all unknown persons whose names or parts of whose names, and whose place or places of residence are unknown and cannot, after due diligent inquiry, be ascertained, distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of said RUTH MILLER CURRIER a/k/a RUTH CURRIER and if any of the said distributees, heirs at law or next of kin of deceased, be dead, their legal representatives, their husbands or wives, if any, distributees and successors in interest whose names and/or places of residence and post off ce addresses are unknown and Public Administrator of Kings County. A petition having been duly f led by ALAN DANIELSON, who is domiciled at 120 Boerum Place, Apt. 2H,Brooklyn, NY 11201. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County, at 2 Johnson Street, Room 319, Brooklyn, New York on September 19, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of RUTH MILLER CURRIER a/k/a RUTH CURRIER lately domiciled at 120 Boerum Place, Apt 2K, Brooklyn, NY 11201 admitting to probate a Will dated August 5, 2011. Letters Testamentary issue to: ALAN DANIELSON. Dated, Attested and Sealed July 29,2013. HON. Diana A. Johnson, Surrogate. Chief Clerk, Doreen A. Quinn. Attorney for Petitioner, ARTHUR J. SOONG, ESQ., SOONG & LIU, ESQS. Phone number: 212-608-3700. Address: 305 Broadway, Suite 802, New York, NY 10007. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] JP# 175 8/23,30,9/6,13/13

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of POKO Core Builders LLC. Authority f led with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/13. Off ce location: WESTCHESTER County. LLC formed in Ct on 10/8/09. SSNY designated as an agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 316 Main St, Farmington, CT 06032. Cert of LLC f led with Secy of State of CT located: 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 177 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 4234 Realty LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/14/13. Office location: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 4234 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309.. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 178 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of LIVE LIFE GROUP LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 35-15 84 St. #2H, Jackson Hts., NY 11372. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 179 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

ROUGE AGENCY LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 07/29/2013. Off ce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 445 Riverside Dr., Apt. # 22, NY, NY 10027. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 180 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 CM CREATIVE MIND LLC, Arts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 08/05/2013. Off ce loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Catherine Maldarino, 299 Riverside Drive Apt. 7D, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 181 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 AMERI-CAN BREWING LLC, Ar ts. of Org. f led with the SSNY on 06/14/2013. Off ce loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Forgione Law Firm PLLC, 395 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JP# 182 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Wieand Realty, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/13/2013. Off ce loc: Kings County. SSNY desig. as an agent upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to the principal business address: 564 East 9th St Brooklyn 11218. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 183 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of 1949 Gildersleeve LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2 Larch Hill Road, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 184 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of For mation of LINDIFRIM ELLWOOD, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Goldgrab Shelby CPA, 836 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 185 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of One Pinebrook Development, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/22/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Odell Plaza, Ste. 275, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 186 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Ivan Brunner LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/1/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 Bishop Park Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 27 Bishop Park Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 193 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Horizon Associates of New Rochelle LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Horizon Farms Dr., Warwick, NY 10990. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 189 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Endurance Strategic Communications, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/11/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1333A North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 190 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Avante Development LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 180 E. Prospect Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 191 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Harlem Redux Developers LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 Paret Ln., Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 192 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Profast Commercial Flooring, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 7/23/13. Office: Rockland Co. LLC formed in MD on 5/7/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 10082 Tyler Ct Unit C Ijamsville, MD 21754. Cert of Formation filed with MD SOS16 Francis Street Jeffrey Building Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 199 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of James T. Colburn LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/10/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Nassau Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 194 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of 1221 Mamaroneck LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 358 5th Ave., Ste. 301, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 195 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Focus International LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 Victoria Rd., Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 196 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Lisanna Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/1/04. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 12 Evergreen Ln., Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 197 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Trams Online Enterprises LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 902 47th St Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 203 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 His Name Fame, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/15/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 45 Wall St #1110 New York, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 204 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

DB Specialty Foods, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1441 3rd Ave #4C New York, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 205 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

AW Licensing LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 6/24/13. Off ce:NY Co. LLC formed in DE on 11/10/11. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 386 Broadway, 3rd Flr. New York, NY 10013. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 206 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Oak em members LLC, Authority f led with the SSNY on 8/14/13. Off ce:NY Co. LLC formed in DE on 7/18/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 885 Third Ave #2640 New York, NY 10022. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 208 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Whole Music LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 205 W. 15th St., #2E New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 209 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Fair Meadows Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 142 Ne Chalet Dr. Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 210 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Amphibious Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1 North Lexington Ave. White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 211 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

The Zombies Musical LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 687 Bronx River Rd. #6B Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 212 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 NGM Lighting LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 530 Riverdale Ave #6A Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 213 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of East Village Radio, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 156 E. 2 Street, Apt. 6, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 198 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

New Green Movement LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/31/11. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 530 Riverdale Ave #6A Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 214 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Swimtarte LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 313 Clinton Ave #3 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 200 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

201 Congress NY LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Lenore Ave, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 217 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13


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Name of Foreign LLC: VisaPro, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State: 5/3/13. Off ce loc.: Westchester Co. LLC formed in DC: 10/22/02. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. DC addr. of LLC: 1050 17th St. NW, Ste. 1000, Washington, DC 20036. Cert. of Org. f led with Mayor, DC Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, 941 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 215 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

107-11 Jamaica Avenue Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 8 Bristol Dr, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 229 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Jason’s Home Improvement Pro LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 88-21 Hollis Ct. Blvd. Queens Village, NY 11427. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 207 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of The 6ix Studio LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as Agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1160 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10001. Purpose: Any lawful activity JP# 257 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Dorado Associates, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/22/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 300, Island Park, NY 11558. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 283 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

89-09 Pontiac Street Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 8 Bristol Dr, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: General. JP# 230 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Qual. of Heron Income Fund, L.P. Filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/31/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 11/8/07. SSNY designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o Heronetta Holdings, LLC, 654 Madison Ave Ste 901, New York, NY 10065. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/address of general partner avail. from SSNY. Cert. of LP f led with Secy of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 239 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Qualification of ELECTRON TRADING LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/14/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/12. Princ. off ce of LLC: 160 Riverside Blvd., #20E, NY, NY 10069. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 261 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Sanders Park LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State on 8/13/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 44 Woodlands Rd., Harrison, NY 10528-1420, Attn: Brian Leeney, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 216 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Lassaw LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 151 Burda Ln, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: General. JP# 218 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Sterling BB LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Paiken Dr., Spring Valley, NY 10977. Purpose: General. JP# 219 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 25 Columbus LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Lenore Ave, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 220 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 49 Grandview II, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lauterbach Garf nkel Damast & Hollander, LLP, 49 North Airmont Road Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Registered Agent: 49 North Airmont Rd Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 221 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

49 Grandview, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/13. Off ce in Rockland County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lauterbach Garf nkel Damast & Hollander, LLP, 49 North Airmont Rd Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Registered Agent: Howard Garf nkel, 49 North Airmont Rd Ste 101, Suffern, NY 10901. Purpose: General. JP# 222 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Personal Travel Consultant & Events Planner, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 454 S 7th Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: General. JP# 223 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 FV Media, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Off ce in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Peter Franchella, 11 Pine Ln, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: General. JP# 224 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Rivoli Redevelopment 752 Tic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4706 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: General. JP# 225 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 5th Ave Mansion LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/26/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1507 Ave M, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: General. JP# 226 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Premier 21 Mercer, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/13. Off ce in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mark D. Mermel, Esq., 2001 Marcus Ave. Ste W180, Lake Success, NY 11042. Duration Date: 06/02/2111.Purpose: General. JP# 227 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Shanesdream LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Usacorp Inc, 320 Roebling St Ste 501, Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 228 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Patricia Designs LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/5/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 12 Cornell Ave, Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: General. JP# 231 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Clever Claims, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/24/13. Off ce in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Aisha Bailey, 108 Jefferson St. Apt 2G, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: General. JP# 232 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Brainwhisper LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Adriana P. Serrano, 480 St. Marks Ave. Apt 306, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP# 233 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Leonard USA LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/12. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 423, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: General. JP# 234 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

234-236 North 11th LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce in Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Avenue #693, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 235 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Klausner & Associates PLLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/9/13. Office in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 13 Bruce Ln, Westbury, NY 11590. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 236 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Qual. of Shadow Firearms & Tactics Academy LLC. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/1/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 4/15/13. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 137 W Sneden Pl 137, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Foreign add: Harvard Business Services, Inc., 16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy Of State, Div. Of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 237 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Qual. of Heronetta Management, LLC. Fictitious Name: Heronetta Management of New York, LLC. Filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 7/31/13. Off ce in NY County. Formed in DE: 11/8/07. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 654 Madison Ave Ste 901, NY, NY 10065. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation f led with Secy of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 238 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of EMAA Partners LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/11. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 936 Fulton St., Commercial A, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 241 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of Rocket Lofts LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave. #308, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 242 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Beechwood Builders LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Beechwood Dr., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 243 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Notice of Formation of Forest Group Partners LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Beechwood Dr., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 244 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of SK Partners LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Beechwood Dr., Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 245 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of DG 399 Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7520 Vleigh Pl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 246 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Formation of DG 399 Holdings II LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7520 Vleigh Pl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 247 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Notice of Qualif cation of RDG-Stonecutter 43rd Ave Owner LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/11/13. Off ce location: Queens County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/8/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5-04 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 248 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13 Ogren Physical Therapy, PLLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 15 Lovely Lane 10512. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 249 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

Yogapoz, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 200 Riverside Blvd #7K New York, NY 10069. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 250 8/23,30,9/6,13,20,27/13

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, Plaintiff against RICHARD SCHWARTZ, FAITH SCHWARTZ A/K/A FAITH R. SCHWARTZ, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on May 21, 2010. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 1st day of October, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Said premises known as 190 West Ivy Hill Road a/k/a 190 Ivy Hill Road, Woodmere, N.Y. 11598. Tax account number: SBL # 41-71-27. Approximate amount of lien $ 926,758.08 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of f led judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 000942-09. Daniel J. Baker, Esq., Referee. McCabe Weisberg & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 JP# 256 8/30,9/6,13,20/13

Notice of Qual. of Andor Performance Partners L.L.C., Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/16/13. Off ce loc.: Westchester County. LLC org. in DE 7/15/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Kevin E. O’Brien, 4 International Dr., Ste. 400, Rye Brook, NY 10573. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 259 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of formation of Fritz & Mae LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/2013. Off ce location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1332 Ridge Rd., Laurel Hollow, NY 11791. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 258 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Borderline Pictures LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on _5-30-2013. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 11 mckeever pl 20B Apt_Brooklyn NY,11222. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 260 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Qualification of RP COCOA OWNER LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/17/13. Princ. off ce of LLC: 11 S. Pascack Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael K. Federman at the princ. off ce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 262 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of GASP Movie, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. Princ. off ce of LLC: c/o Annika Kurnick, 14 Hope St., #2F, Brooklyn, NY 11211. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 263 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 N OT I C E O F F O R M AT I O N o f W C ENTERPRISES LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/15/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 127 Ludlow St. #3C, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 264 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of TECTONIC FLOORING U.S.A., LLC. Ar t. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to 99 Washington Ave. #805-A, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 265 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 1427 Ralph Storage, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o The Hampshire Companies, 22 Maple Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960, Attn: Donald J. Engels. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 266 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of HNDNC REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Joy Drive, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 267 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Hidden Gem Homes of NY, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/13/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2024 W. Henrietta Rd., Ste. 3G, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 268 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Benny’s Welding LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/9/13. Off ce location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 170 Orland Rd., Rochester, NY 14622. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 269 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of HealthxDesign, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 Flatbush Ave., 6th Fl, Bklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 270 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of 374 Ryan’s Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 374 Van Sicklen St., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 271 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Touchdown LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/10/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1667 10th Ave., #2L, Bklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 272 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Lior Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 267 5th Ave., Ste. 812, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 273 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Maxim Venture II LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6703 17th Ave., Bklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 274 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Noam Realty LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1450 E. 7th St., Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 275 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 775, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1360 E. 14th St., Bklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 276 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Alpha Founders Holding, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave., Ste. 182, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 277 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 1449 Gates LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave., #471, Bklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 278 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 441 Greene Avenue LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/31/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 441 Greene Ave., Bklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 279 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of FY Fortune Property LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1016 60th St., #2F, Bklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 280 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of The Bad Old Days LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/14/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1742 Union St., #4D, Bklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 284 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of FDS Merchandising LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1751 Broadway, Bklyn, NY 11207. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 285 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 8 Drops LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 4/12/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 110 Green St., B611, Bklyn, NY 11222. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 286 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Lambkini, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 220 Old Country Rd., Ste. 200, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 287 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 217 62 St LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 217 62nd St., Bklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 288 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of Timac Jerome LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/7/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5-44 47th Ave., 3rd Fl., Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 289 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of West Levy LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1120 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10459. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 290 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of South Levy LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Off ce location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2140 E. 7th St., Bklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 291 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of 741 Montgomery, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/16/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 741 Montgomery St., Bklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 292 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Batter & Cream LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 86 W. 12th St #4E New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 293 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Penran Associates LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to Seth Ginsberg 299 Broadway #1405 New York, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 294 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Vitarmine L.L.C. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/28/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Schermerhorn St., Ste. 16N, Bklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 281 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Optimize your space LLC. Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Off ce: Bronx Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 3333 Henry Hudson Pkwy # 22R Riverdale, NY 10463. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 295 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Schaffer Williams LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 182 St. Marks Ave., Apt. 4, Bklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 282 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Bluehouse Productions LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/17/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 235 Washington Ave #4 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 296 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13


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RABBI BEN TZION SHAFIER

Teshuvah Is Easy; Change Is Difficult “And Aharon and all of Bnei Yisrael saw Moshe, his face illuminated, and they feared approaching him.” — Shemos 34:30 With the entire nation gathered at the foot of Har Sinai, Moshe Rabbeinu went up to receive the Torah. When he came down forty days later, the Jewish people were in a very different state from when he had left them. Through the influence of the mixed multitude, they were engaged in a form of idol worship. While it’s true that the vast majority of the people didn’t actively engage in the act, for such a people so soon after hearing, “I am Hashem Your G-d,” directly from our Creator, this was so egregious that it was considered as if they had each participated. The only hope was for Moshe to beseech Hashem for mercy. After destroying the Golden Calf, Moshe went back up Har Sinai, spent another forty days with Hashem, and Hashem forgave the Jewish people. Hashem then told Moshe to go back up a third time, now to reaccept the Torah and bring down a second set of luchos. This time when Moshe came down his face was illuminated – literally shining from holiness. When the people saw him, they were awed and didn’t dare to look directly at him. From that point on, whenever Moshe went out in public, he wore a veil to hide his face. Rashi comments that earlier, when Hashem Himself appeared to the entire nation, everyone was able to look at Hashem. Now even just the reflection of the Hashem’s glory on the countenance of a man was more than they could handle. From here we see the damage of sin. This Rashi is difficult to understand. Moshe came down the final time on Yom Kippur. For generations, that day has been set aside as a day of forgiveness because Hashem forgave the sin of the Golden Calf. And even more, Moshe immediately commanded the Jewish People in the mitzvah of building the Mishkan (tabernacle). This was to be a permanent sign that Hashem forgave the Jewish nation. Clearly, the sin was forgiven, so why couldn’t the Jews look at Moshe’s face? The answer to this can best be understood with a mashol. Imagine a man who, after having a few too many drinks, gets into his car and begins driving. It takes a while before he is pulled over, but finally the police arrest him, and he stands trial for driving while intoxicated. Understanding the gravity of the charges, he makes a heartfelt appeal to the judge. “Your honor, what I have done is wrong, and there is no excuse. I endangered the lives of others as well as myself, and there is no defending my conduct. I cannot express my shame and regret for my actions. However, it is a first offence, and I am a family man, and community-minded. I beg the court to have mercy.” If the man is convincing, and the circumstances support him, the judge may forgive him and waive the charges, in which case the offense is stricken from the record. But what if when he got behind the wheel of his car, instead of being pulled over by the police he plowed into a telephone pole? By the time the paramedics get to the scene, it looks bleak. As a last measure, a helicopter flies him to the nearest hospital, but there is nothing that could be done. His spinal cord is severed, and he is paralyzed from the waist down. In this case, if he were to stand trial for drunk driving, the judge may forgive him, and his record may be clean, but the damage is still there. This seems to be the answer to Rashi. The Jewish nation did teshuvah and were forgiven. But the world was still changed. At that pivotal moment in time, for the Exalted Nation to engage in something akin to idol worship changed the very spiritual dimensions of the world. Yes, they were forgiven for what they did, but they weren’t the same as they were before, and neither was the rest of Creation.

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Continued from p.33 report on the game between the Tigers and Washington Senators referred to Greenberg as Hank Goldberg. Reporters around the league quickly got his name right, though, as Greenberg kept his batting average over .300 and showed flashes of power. As Greenberg’s rise to fame and fortune began, the Lone Ranger started his ride from the top floor of a Detroit radio station. The masked rider and his companion Tonto brought outlaws to justice three times a week for the next 21 years from Detroit. As the legend of the Lone Ranger took off, Prohibition, under which the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages had been banned since 1920, came to an end. Gangsters who’d profited from Prohibition by supplying alcohol found other avenues of racketeering. The most famous gang of the era was Detroit’s Purple Gang, entirely comprised of Jews. Their empire included arson for hire, drugs, extortion, and gambling. The Purples did perform acts of good deeds in the Jewish community and protected fellow Jews from members of other gangs. They enjoyed talking baseball with younger members of the Jewish community and often went to Tigers games where they were quite vocal in their support of Hank Greenberg. As the baseball season neared its end in the third week of September, Jews in Germany were barred from holding positions in the fields of journalism, art, music and theater. Meanwhile, under the rubric of “Aryanization,” Jews were forced in stages to surrender their businesses to Germans. Twelve years after Albert Einstein won the

Nobel Prize for physics, the Nazis eliminated his positions, took his property and revoked his citizenship. Einstein moved to the United States in 1933 and became a professor at Princeton. In an address at the Sorbonne in Paris that year he said, “If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.” In 1933 Jews mourned the passing of the famed Chofetz Chaim. Considered the spiritual head of world Jewry, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan died in the small village of Radin, Poland, where he had spent most of his 95 years. “Chofetz Chaim,” the title of Rabbi Kagan’s first book, dealt with the laws of lashon hara (derogatory gossip). Stories of his piety and humility spread throughout the world during his life. On July 14, 1933, the Nazi Party was declared the only legal party in Germany, and Jewish immigrants from Poland were stripped of their citizenship. Ten weeks later, as Hank Greenberg’s first full season in the major leagues came to an end, the Nazis passed a law prohibiting Jews from owning land. As American Jewish newspapers related information about the plight of Jews in Germany, Jewish baseball fans found escapism in Greenberg, who posted a .301 batting average and with 12 home runs in only 117 of the team’s 154 games showed he had the makings of a star. For Jews under Hitler’s domain, though, the nightmare was just beginning. To order Irwin Cohen’s informative book on Jewish History & Baseball’s Jews, send a check for $24.95 (includes shipping), payable to Irwin Cohen, and mail to: 25921 Stratford Place, Oak Park, Michigan, 48237-1027.


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Community Currents Upcoming events… Los Angeles-based artist and author Rae Shagalov will lead a guided workshop for women at the Machon Chana Women’s Institute in Crown Heights on September 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. “A Holy Sparks Soul Journey” will help women work on themselves in a fun, creative, interactive way, in order to start the new year on the right foot. One can view Ms. Shagalov’s Artnotes, animated “soul-journey” videos and blog at www.holysparks.org. Please contact Machon Chana (556 Crown St., Brooklyn, 11213) at 718-735-0030, ext. 106, for more information. *** The Yeshiva University Museum will hold a Model Torah Workshop with textile artist Heather Stoltz on Sunday, September 22, from 2:00pm to 4:00 p.m. You can also view the beautiful Torah ornaments on display and visit It’s a Thin Line – The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond before it closes on October 13. Reservations

can be made at www.smarttix.com or by calling 212868-4444. *** Raising twins is very different from raising single children – and so Two, Each Their Own – a support group for frum mothers of twins was formed in the Monsey area. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday October 22nd. If you would like to participate please call 845.517.0965.

In recent news…

OnlySimchas Launches Mobile App OnlySimchas, the celebrations clearinghouse for the Jewish community, has announced a series of major upgrades, including the launch of a new mobile-friendly platform. Users can now instantly post photos directly from a celebration using their iPhones. Visitors to OnlySimchas.com will also find a new design that easily adapts to any mobile device. “One of the most requested OnlySimchas features has been

mobile capability. It wasn’t easy viewing the photos on smaller screens,” said Yossi Markovitz, co-founder. “Browsing and contributing to the site from any Smartphone or tablet just got a lot easier.” To accompany these new features, OnlySimchas also announced the launch of a free new mobile app for the iPhone. The app will ensure that uploading photos remains a simple and intuitive process. The app can be downloaded at www.onlysimchas.com/app. A mobile app for Android users will be released soon. The redesigned website also includes an internal network so members can create their own profiles and share content with friends. Also, members can easily post content from OnlySimchas to Facebook with a new tool for integration. Exciting features will continue to be rolled out over the coming months, creating an even more enjoyable user experience for OnlySimchas customers and partners. “We’ve grown up,” explains the site’s lead developer, Dov Katz, “ just like the internet. It was time to adopt some of the newer technologies and interoperate with existing social networks.”

Providing Inspiration And Renewal To Those With Psychiatric Disabilities Before Rosh Hashanah, OHEL’s Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) went on a 3-day retreat to Bushkill Inn, in the Poconos. Over 80 individuals participated in the trip, all of whom live in an OHEL residence or supported housing and apartment program. This annual trip not only gives participants of OHEL’s AMHS an opportunity to feel special, but like any vacation, it provides them a temporary relief from the anxieties of life. It gives them an opportunity to go beyond their normal limits, and the freedom to push themselves out of their comfort zones. Various life situations and settings that may seem passive for some people, can carry much anxiety and tension for others. The individuals had the opportunity to experience countless activities and situations that others may take for granted. Some individuals felt inspired to talk to new people, while others were encouraged to sit and mingle with large groups. Some members tried new foods, while others overcame fears - whether the fear of talking to others or swimming in water.

To overcome his fear of the dark, one of the members decided to join the group for an early evening hike. Another member who walks with a cane and who saw people talking about the hike decided she wanted to participate. She was not only able to join this hike but the next day finished an entire threemile rigorous hike through Bushkill Falls - cane in hand! Yossie and Goldie were among the many OHEL married couples who enjoyed this trip. As Yossie conveyed, “We are loving every minute of this vacation in this magnificent hotel. The mountain air, the waterfalls, the food, the ping pong we played, the camaraderie of our friends – it all makes for a wonderful vacation and we are grateful to OHEL.” For more information about OHEL and their many services, contact Ohel at 800-603-OHEL or access@ohelfamily.org.

Barbecue For the Five Towns and Far Rockaway Communities By Sarah Massry A barbecue is not always about the food on the grill. On Wednesday, August 28, Agudath Israel’s Far Rockaway/Five Towns Steering Committee together with the Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative held a barbecue dinner with a higher purpose. The event

was hosted by Yehudah and Mindy Zachter who rebuilt their house after Superstorm Sandy wreaked its havoc and committed to dedicating their home for the sake of the klal, and sponsored in part by Gourmet Glatt. The goal of the evening was to bring together members of the many shuls in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities to explore practical ways of helping the community. Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America, addressed the crowd and urged each of the emerging askanim to increase his efforts on behalf of the klal. Rabbi Yaakov Feitman, Mara D’asra of Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi in Cedarhurst, and the guest speaker of the evening, delivered words of chizuk before the Yomim Noraim. He spoke about

the tragic passing of Aaron Sholom Tepfer a”h, a local 10 year old boy, the son of one of his mispallelim, who had personified chessed and kindness to his family and friends. Rabbi Feitman encouraged each individual to think of others and to help one another. Rabbi Feitman quoted the pasuk (Nechemia 9-10) “Ichlu mashmanim ushesu mamtakim v’shilchu manos l’ain nachon lo ki kadosh hayom Ladoneynu v’al taotzevu ki chedvas Hashem hi mauzchem] for today [Rosh Hashanah] is Holy to your G-d; do not mourn and do not weep. . . go home, eat good food and drink sweet wine, and send portions to those who did not prepare anything.” The tragedy, said Rabbi Feitman, has made this a sad moment for the community. However, we are participating in a barbecue dinner because, just as the Navi says, we may eat good food as long as we think of others. This, he explained, is the purpose of the evening: to converge and discuss ways that we can do for others and initiate ways to help the larger tzibbur. Rabbi Shai Markowitz, Director of Agudath Israel’s Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative, spoke about the importance of giving today’s youth an excitement for Yiddishkeit and discussed assisting community members with their parnassah needs. He stressed the importance of instituting training programs and cultivating relationships between various businesses, as well as arranging business-tobusiness workshops.


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Community Currents Jews around the world reciting Selichot before Rosh Hashanah

At the Baal Shem Tov’s kever in Mezhbuz. (Photo credit: JDN)

The Belzer Beis Medrash inYerushalayim.

The Satmar Beis Medrash in Kiryas Yoel. School Choice, a movement which gives parents the ability to choose the school for their children and aims to ease the prohibitive tuition costs, is a high priority for our community. Our elected officials need to understand that this is an issue of deep concern to us and recognize that we appreciate their efforts on our behalf. Members of Agudath Israel’s Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative met recently with New Jersey Assemblyman Gary Schaer at the home of Reb Yaakov Friedman in Lakewood.

At the annual dinner for Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society.

Getting ready for Sukkot – selling lulavim in Boro Park. (Photo credit: JDN)

Rav Yissachar Frand speaking at the Philadelphia Community Kollel before Rosh Hashanah.

(Photo credit: JDN)


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Community Currents Last week Monday, Uncle Moishy performed at the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd. The concert was sponsored by the Philadelphia Community Kollel.

Volunteers from the organization Yad Efraim preparing Rosh Hashanah meals for those who were in the hospital over Yom Tov. (Photo credit: Heshy Rubinstein/Dee Voch)

To have your community or school events featured on the Community Currents pages, please e-mail community@ jewishpress.com. A successful pre-High Holiday season meeting was held at the Miami Dade County Mayor’s office. Among the topics discussed were year-round security, the importance of communication between Chesed Shel Emes and the municipality and the special needs of the Orthodox community in regards to death and burial. Pictured from left to right: Genaro Iglesias, Dade County Deputy Mayor; Randy Heller, Assistant Director MDPD; J.D. Patterson, Director MDPD; Mark Rosenberg, Director, Chesed Shel Emes Florida Division/Chaplain FHP; Delma Noel-Pratt, Chief MDPD North Operations Division; Hernan Organvidez, Chief MDPD South Operations Division; Saima A. Plasencia, Major MDPD Intercostal.


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South Florida SHELLEY BENVENISTE SOUTH FLORIDA EDITOR IT’S MY OPINION

A Lifetime Crusade Last week, Diana Nyad emerged from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Key West and walked to the beach. Onlookers cheered and blew conch shells. Nyad had finally fulfilled her dream. She was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It had been a long struggle. Nyad had been trying to complete the swim for

35 years. Her first try was in 1978. She was 28 years old. Nyad is now 64. The venture has been her lifetime crusade. Nyad made four unsuccessful attempts. She was stung by jellyfish and waylaid by a host of difficulties including storms, sharks and fierce ocean currents. She suffered a variety of ailments including hypothermia, hallucinations and nausea. She finally met success on her fifth try. Her accomplishment has been hailed as the triumph of the human spirit. It has been cited as the ultimate example of persistence paying off. Many see Diana Nyad as a role model of courage and grit. The fact that she is a woman and senior citizen adds special significance to her victory. She has been an object of worldwide recognition. Congratulations are pouring in. President Obama tweeted her, “Never give up on your dreams.” There are those, however, who view this victory as a tremendously misdirected waste of time and

money. Nyad spent so much of her life in a quest to achieve this record. What if she had directed these efforts toward another goal? Over the years, Nyad raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance the endeavor. Her last swim, alone, included a fleet of five boats and a support team of 35 people. Could this tremendous expenditure have been better used to benefit humanity? Who can say? Certainly sports and sport records are an important component in our culture that cannot be easily dismissed. The fields of art, poetry and music also have their champions and detractors. We learn in Pirkei Avot, “Aize hu chacham, ha lomed mi kol adam” – who is wise, he who learns from everyone. There is a lot to learn from the perseverance and iron will demonstrated by Diana Nyad. Let us hope that our endeavors will benefit from some of the same incredible persistence she brought to her task and that our work will reflect worthy causes.

Selichot Service At Ohev Shalom Congregation Ohev Shalom Congregation of Miami Beach held a Selichot night melavah malka on Saturday, August 31. A delicious dairy buffet was served. Pizzas, salads, tuna, chips, dips and ice cream made up the perfect menu. Rabbi David Meyer gave an inspirational talk on many of the concepts of Rosh Hashanah. Shimon Braun offered a running translation in Spanish as Rabbi Meyer spoke. Rabbi Pinchas A. Weberman, spiritual leader of the synagogue, began the service at 1 a.m. Rabbi Weberman gave a captivating d’var Torah. The service was an inspirational start to the beginning of the 5774 Jewish new-year period. Rabbi Weberman is known as the senior rabbi of Miami Beach and is the president of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of South Florida. He is also the chaplain to the Miami Beach and MiamiDade Police Departments and is the liaison between law enforcement and the South Florida Jewish community. The rabbi has served as visiting professor at Landau Lubavitch Center, Talmudic University of Florida, Toras Chaim, The Kollel at Bal Harbour and Beis Yaakov of Miami. He is author of two books The Rabbi’s Message: Modern Thoughts on Ancient Philosophy and The Rabbi’s Message: Around the Year. Ohev Shalom Congregation, founded by Rabbi Weberman in 1960, is located at 7055 Bonita Drive. For more information on the synagogue, call 305865-9851.

Rabbi Pinchas A. Weberman

Challenges Of A Frum Jew Running For Office Dave Crystal is a vibrant young man who is used to working hard. Crystal grew up in Staten Island and attended Yeshivah of Flatbush and Poly Prep High School. He is a graduate of Penn with degrees in

David Crystal

philosophy, politics and economics. He has an MBA in finance and marketing. He has worked as a Wall Street analyst, a licensed financial adviser, an entrepreneur, and is the founder of Crystal Clear Tutors. Crystal is used to getting involved. He has taken on difficult tasks, fought against corruption and advocated for causes. His latest pursuit, however, could be his most daunting. Dave Crystal is a Torah-observant Jew running for the office of Miami Beach Commissioner. Crystal points out that because he is Sabbath observant he can only campaign six days a week while his opponents can stump the full seven days. The election will be on November 5 and the holiday period will make him inaccessible in a very critical time of electioneering. He is often invited to events where he cannot eat and he needs to explain kashrut to people who are unaware of the dietary restrictions. Perhaps the greatest challenge, Crystal says is “fending off criticism while not engaging in lashon hara against others, especially those who are making false accusations.” Nevertheless, Crystal sees great advantages rather than obstacles that result from acting on his beliefs. Crystal says the Torah gives moral authority and sense of purpose in pursing justice. He hopes that this direction, his ability to seek creative solutions and his willingness to fight for what is right will be a winning combination. Dave Crystal hopes that other frum Jews will get involved in the political process. He believes the essence of responsibility is in action and not stand-

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Continued from p.23 Mrs. Cohen is an 81-year-old widow experiencing short-term memory loss. She is still able to live alone in her own home. Her income is $750 a month; she has a home worth $735,000 and other assets of approximately $60,000. She heard from a friend that she should give away all her assets now to her kids just in case she would ever need to go to a nursing home. Her friend told her that so long as she gives everything away more than five years before moving to nursing home, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to qualify for Medicaid without having to spend down any of her assets. Unfortunately, there are many problems with the advice Mrs. Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend gave her. First, Mrs. Cohen may need nursing home care in less than five years. Due to this large transfer being made within the five year look back period, she will now be ineligible for Medicaid and will have no funds to pay for her own care. Once the money and house are transferred to her children, those assets actu-

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Continued from p.28 “Chaim, I want you to take junior here with you to Vegas to try to sell it. Perhaps you will be my shaliach.” The price seemed reasonable, so I agreed to his terms. “Here, take it now.” He passed me the memo, the legal jewelry trade document that acts as a receipt, and signed it. I thanked him for giving me the opportunity to earn parnassah. “See you later on the bus, Chaim, and thank you,” he said. The four weeks flew by, and just before Shavuos Joshua invited me to participate in all-night Torah learning with him in his shul. This was my first experience to stay up all night, and have a learned talmid chacham by my side. My Hebrew skills were very inadequate; however, Joshua took his time to explain every concept. When the sun smiled, I couldn’t believe the night had passed so quickly. I was on a metaphysical Torah high, together with Joshua my teacher. My booth in the Convention Hall was in an ideal position, right next to the food court. I artistically placed my colored stones under the glass top for maximum eye appeal. In the center of my display I placed Josh’s stone on a bed of white cotton. I must admit that his ten-carat diamond really stood out amid all the supporting red, blue and greens. The second day brought a stone dealer from Chicago to my booth who asked a lot of questions about the diamond. His last question, “Would you send it to me on memo [consignment] if I set up an appointment with my customer?” came as a surprise. I answered, “No problem, if your references check out.” He gave me his card and a short list of New York stone dealers with whom he has established a track record. One of the names was a friend of mine with whom I have done some business. Shlome was a tough Israeli stone dealer who wouldn’t trust a weak, marginal credit risk. If he were doing business with this gentleman, his approval would be sufficient for me to FedEx it. So after I returned to New York City, I visited Shlome. “Oh, so you met my customer from Chicago.” I detected his emotional jealousy – since his secret was revealed. “He is so good that you can sell the stone to me, and I will ship it and pay you immediately if he sells it.” I didn’t show my surprised internal reaction, as the total price would be more than $45,000. Why would he put himself at risk, without any profit motive? I quickly figured it out: he didn’t want another dealer to get close to his special customer. Sure enough, Chicago called me and requested to have the stone for a few days. I packed it, insured it, and carried it by hand to the closest FedEx office. They said that it should arrive in two days. And one week later, I got the call with the good news that it was sold (and there was no chiseling involved, a common act practiced by most New York City merchants). “I will send you my check after my customer check clears, usually within five days,” the caller said. “Thank you for all your help.” I was indeed excited. I immediately called Joshua and told him that I had just made mazel and berachah on Junior, his tzuros stone, and I would have the payment in about a week.” Joshua wasn’t too surprised. He later told me that he had emunah in Hashem, and emphasized the merit we gained on that Shavuos night! How else can we reconcile an unlikely event, after a yearlong try, of trying to sell an ugly green-yellow diamond with a glitz? Somehow the color became beautiful, and the perfection became flawless. Of course, as prophecy no longer exists, we have no absolute knowledge when God is acting, unless we witness a miracle, which is not the case here. But we also cannot say with complete knowledge that God was not involved in this case. If He was, this was yet another kindness and great deed from Hashem. Finally, Joshua also said: “In Bereishis Hashem earmarked each and every stone He created, to be owned by a specific, designated individual.” (Of course, Hashem also decides who sells His stones.) George H. Gisser, known as the Monsey Maggid, recently published Happy Kappy – the Flying Kangaroo (Who couldn’t hop!) for four- to eight-year-olds. His new screenplay, “Snowbirds,” is a warm, Jewish-oriented fictional comedy. He can be reached at georgegisser@gmail.com. Visit www.kappythekangaroo.com.

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cluded that it was quick thinking of the yeshiva bachur to call his friend in America. However, that is not the true moral of this story. Normally speaking, would a yeshiva bachur has the chutzpah to invade someone’s privacy and pull a kvittel out of the wall? Rather, the true lesson of this incident is the power of sincere prayer. It was the fervent, heartfelt tefillah of the ba’al teshuvah that caused the yeshiva bachur to act out of character and also gave him the ingenious idea to call his friend in America.” Many of us are truly unaware of the mighty power our prayers can have. This is actually the sentiment of a very important Gemara in the first perek of Berachos. There, the Gemara teaches us about tefillah: “Prayers…go to the top of the world and people neglect them.” Rashi elaborates: Our prayers have the ability to soar directly to heaven. This Gemara teaches us that although our prayers grant us a direct line of communication with Hashem, most people fail to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Since we daven three times a day – whether we like it or not – and women daven at least one time a day, we might as well make it count by praying sincerely and davening with proper devotion. In the merit of our meaningful prayers, may Hashem bless us with long life, good health, and everything wonderful. (Sheldon Zeitlin transcribes Rabbi Weiss’s articles.) Visit Rabbi Weiss’s website – RabbiMMWeiss.com. Order a copy of “Power Bentching,” Rabbi Weiss’s dynamic commentary on Birkat HaMazon, by calling him at 718-916-3100. To receive a weekly cassette tape or CD directly from Rabbi Weiss, send a check to Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, P.O. Box 140726, Staten Island, NY 10314 or e-mail RMMWSI@aol.com. Attend Rabbi Weiss’s weekly shiur at the Landau Shul, Avenue L and East 9th Street in Flatbush, Tuesday nights at 9:30. Rabbi Weiss’s Daf Yomi and Mishnah Yomis shiurim can be heard live on Kol Haloshon at 718-9066400. For details, e-mail KolHaloshon@gmail.com.


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Tax Reform And Its Real Estate Implications For Overseas Buyers By Gedaliah Borvick

The Knesset recently approved Israel’s 20132014 budget, which was guided by the newly passed “Changing National Priorities” law. I enlisted Avigail Slonim-Rothner, an exceptional real estate attorney, to educate us on the new law, as it has many tax implications for overseas buyers of real estate in Israel. The following is a synopsis of Slonim-Rothner’s essay. Aim The aim of the bill is to equalize the taxation of real estate to the tax rates applicable to other investments, such as stocks and bonds. The government’s goal is to (1) increase its tax revenue from

real estate transactions, and (2) lower real estate prices by imposing heavier taxes on luxury homes.

and can receive a refund for the higher tax rate that they paid upon purchase.

New Rates For Israeli citizens, the purchase tax on residential homes is calculated on a sliding scale. Purchasers of a first home are taxed at a significantly lower rate than owners of multiple homes. For a first home, the tax rate starts at 0% and graduates up to 5% for a unit costing up to 4,500,000 NIS. However, the tax rate for a second home starts at 5% and graduates up to 7% up to 4,500,000 NIS. Above 4,500,000 NIS, the tax rate increases significantly for both first and second home buyers – basically, the government is charging a luxury home tax.

Capital Gains Tax Capital gains taxes are paid on profit made from the sale of real estate. The calculation of this tax is complex, as the rates vary depending on the length of time that the seller owned the property. The current law allows for many exemptions from payment of capital gains taxes, and most residential homes are sold without being subject to the tax. The most commonly applied exemption allows an individual to sell a home once every four years tax-free, regardless of how many homes he owns. The new law, which will come into effect as of January 1, 2014, offers fewer exemptions. The main exemption will be given to a person selling his only home in Israel.

Non-Residents Here’s the unpleasant news: The new law charges non-residents the tax rate paid by Israelis who own multiple homes, even if the apartment is the only home that the overseas buyers own in Israel. For example, if Mr. and Mrs. Cohen from Teaneck, New Jersey, want to buy an apartment priced at 1,470,000 NIS (around $400,000), they would be taxed at a 5% rate while an Israeli first-home buyer would pay no purchase tax. Note that home buyers making aliyah within two years of acquiring a home in Israel are considered Israeli residents

Homes in Israel. Overseas buyers must be aware of new tax laws.

Here, again, the law differentiates between Israeli residents and non-residents. Non-residents are considered to be owners of multiple homes even if the residential unit that they sold was their only property in Israel. Accordingly, they have to pay a higher capital gains rate unless they provide proof that they do not own a residence in their home country. To read Avigail Slonim-Rothner’s original article, which provides a more detailed review of the issues, feel free to contact her at rothner@bezeqint. net or 02-999-2435. Gedaliah Borvick is the founder of My Israel Home, a real estate agency focused on helping people from abroad buy and sell homes in Israel. To sign up for his monthly market updates, contact him at gborvick@gmail.com. Please visit his blog at www.myisraelhome.com.


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In Memoriam A Tribute To Shlomo Zakheim, Beloved Of Hashem By Esther and Jonathan Pollard Shlomo Zakheim, z”l, was our friend, our confidant, our mentor and our role model. He came to us late in the throes of our personal ordeal, fighting for freedom for my husband, Jonathan Pollard, but quickly became an integral and important part of our life. Shlomo and Jonathan clicked when they first met. They immediately became close friends as if they had known each other all their lives. Shlomo was not the kind of person who bowled you over. He did not dazzle or try to impress. That was not his style. What was so wonderful about Shlomo was how naturally he shone without even trying to. He was unassuming and unprepossessing. He had no airs. He was quiet, he was modest, and he was self-effacing. He was the kind of person who quietly crept into your heart and won it without contest. He was his happiest and at his best when he was doing for others. Shlomo was bright and savvy and successful in business, had a beautiful and talented wife, wonderful family and terrific children and grandchildren. He could rightly have been a little vain and proud because of all that he had and all he had accomplished. But Shlomo prided himself on nothing and gave all the credit to Hashem. His constant motto was: “G-d has been good to me. I want to share His goodness with others.” Shlomo reached out to the Fogel family of Itamar, after the brutal murder of 5 members of their family by Arab terrorists, to bring them to the U.S. to meet Jonathan. I arranged the prison visit and travelled to the U.S. to participate. We all met in New York and stayed over night at the Zakheim residence. (Faygie, Shlomo’s aishet chayil, happened to be out of town). The next day, Shlomo flew us all to Butner for the visit with Jonathan. Below is the letter I wrote to Shlomo, at Jonathan’s urging, after that visit. We share the letter now – we are sure Shlomo would not mind – because it speaks volumes about him. His response, which follows, says even more about him. Dear Shlomo, This note is from heart to heart. Jonathan encouraged me to write to you. Shlomo, while it is rare to find someone as generous as you; and rare to find some one so eager and willing to do chessed the way you do; and rare to find someone who jumps into a mitzvah with both feet and never looks back,

the way you do; and while you are as expansively generous with your time as you are with your money, that is not what impressed us the most. Let us share with you what did! I described for Jonathan what it was like to wake up as a guest in your home. You had been up all night doing your paramedic rounds. You came home and should have been exhausted, but you never showed it. Smiling and in a cheerful mood, you proceeded to invite your 4 house guests to assemble in the kitchen for breakfast. It would have been exceedingly kind and most generous and certainly enough if you had just put the basics on the table (bread, cheese, cereal, jam) and said: help yourself. But you did not see it that way. Indeed that is not your way at all. You insisted on catering to each guest, to each one’s wishes and tastes, and to each one’s desires, one by one! You probed and prodded and encouraged until each person told you what he/she liked best for breakfast. Then you threw your whole being and whole body into doing the mitzvah, bustling around the kitchen, setting the table, putting out cold items, frying eggs, making coffee, taking requests, making toast, without any thought for yourself or your own breakfast. And the really amazing thing, the thing that impressed us the most, was that as you were doing all of this menial work, running to and fro, cooking and serving and attending to your guests, you were so joyful that you hummed a happy tune as you bustled about! It was clear that you were fully immersed in the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim not only with your whole body, but with your whole being, and you were loving it! With your whole heart you were doing and giving, preparing, serving, sharing, enjoying! You fairly glowed as you hummed and sang and went about doing Hashem’s business! I told Jonathan that as I watched you, I kept thinking to myself, “Avraham Avinu! This is how Avraham Avinu looked. This is the way Avraham Avinu tended to his guests!” Jonathan and I talked about it. He too is very taken by your sincerity and purity of heart. This description of your total immersion in chessed completed the picture for him, and

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Wow, I never received a letter like this in my life! I have no words other than to say that the zechus is 1000 percent mine! I can never thank Hashem enough for allowing me to do a small part in this mitzvah for the two most special persons in the world. I know with my complete heart that Jonathan will be out very very very soon. I hope and daven that it will iy”H be tomorrow if not tonight. Have a Great Day, Shlomo During a remission in his desperate battle with the relentless illness which ultimately took his life, Shlomo told me how grateful he was to his beloved

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Shlomo responded selflessly, of course, thanking and praising Hashem for allowing him a share in the mitzvah of pidyon shvuyim and praying for Jonathan’s immediate release. He wrote:

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he wanted to share it with you. That is why he encouraged me to write to you now. You know, Shlomo, anyone can do chessed with his “mammon” (his possessions; his money), and we are taught that Hashem gives us our parnasseh so that every one at his own level can do chessed and tzedakah. We always hear you say, “G-d has been good to me, so I am glad to do for others...” and that awareness again singles you out as someone very special. But what really distinguishes you is not your amazing and endless generosity with your “mammon,” rather it is your enthusiasm and your joy in doing a mitzvah and the way you throw your whole self into doing, giving generously of your time and your attention and your own physical labor – and that is outstanding beyond words. Jonathan and I agree that it is very rare these days that people know how to love; and to love is to give. How many people really know how to give of themselves? Those who do – like you, dear Shlomo – are surely beloved of Hashem! Jonathan and I are grateful for all the chessed you have extended to us, and impressed by the amazing model you represent for all of us, but most of all, we are grateful to Hashem for sending us a friend like you! Be very blessed in all you do! with love and appreciation, E&J

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In Memoriam Pollard

Continued from p.70 aishet chayil, Faygie, for her devotion, her dedication and her constant vigil at his side. He always spoke of Faygie with such joy and admiration. He credited her with always helping him to live up to his best self. Shlomo also added that he credited Jonathan with keeping him alive. I had not expected that. He explained that when he was first diagnosed, the shock was so profound that what kept him going and gave him the courage to fight was his relationship with Jonathan. He said that he had learned so much from Jonathan, and that first and foremost, he learned never to give up. Shlomo had nothing to prove to anyone. He was soft spoken and not a big talker. He listened. He cared. He shared. He did not need attention or accolades from anyone. He was among Jonathan’s closest confidants and he attended some of the most sensitive meetings with us that Jonathan has had over the last few years. Shlomo was the soul of discretion. No one even knew he was with us at these meetings. He told me, “The only one I ever talk to about Jonathan is my wife. The only one who always knows where I am is my wife.” And that is the way it was. Over the last while, even as his strength diminished, Shlomo still stayed in touch with us. Sometimes just a sentence or two by e-mail. Sometimes a full message. Even a phone call or two, and a phone call with Jonathan as well. In the last e-mail he sent us, Shlomo wanted us to know that he is “still davening for Jonathan three times a day.” When I had to break the news to Jonathan about Shlomo’s passing, I did not know how to do it. At a loss for words, I told him, “Jonathan, I have been crying and crying and crying all morning.” He said, “Why are you crying?” I said, “Shlomo.” Jonathan groaned and said, “Oh no! Not Shlomo! Please G-d, not Shlomo!” Then Jonathan said he never expected something like this because “Shlomo was the essence of good, and all he ever did was good, with an open hand and a full heart, all he ever did was good.” Jonathan asked me what we could do for Shlomo’s wife and family, how we could help. We decided that perhaps we could write something to let them

know how deeply we share in their loss. Hence this tribute to our beloved, friend, confidant, and mentor, Reb Shlomo Eliezer ben Yaacov, z”l, beloved of HaShem. Our mutual and very dear friend, Eli Rowe, comforted us greatly when he wrote in a recent e-mail: All I can tell you is that Shlomo always told me how much he loves you and Jonathan so very much, and his biggest dream in life was to fly Jonathan home. We will do it with him watching from shomayim and he will now be a meilitz yosher for you, Jonathan and all of us. He will be incredibly missed. I responded to Eli, in part: No matter what plane brings Jonathan home to Israel, Shlomo will surely be there in spirit, making the trip home with him. Thanks again for your kind words of comfort. It may

be hard for others to understand what Shlomo meant to us. We know you do and we thank you for that. If anyone can bring the prayers of Am Yisrael before the kisei hakavod, we know that Shlomo can. His purity, his humility, his endless love for Am Yisrael and his legendary chessed are his calling cards in shomayim and assure his place in the minyan that davens regularly before the Holy Throne of Glory. May G-d rest his soul beneath the Tree of Life in Gan Eiden to bask in the splendor of the Schechinah along with the souls of all of the tzadikim and the tzidkaniot! May he be a meilitz yoshar in Heaven for us, for his beloved and devoted aishet chayil, Faygie, for his family and for all of Am Yisrael! Amen! Shlomo Eliezer ben Yaacov, z’l, our beloved friend and teacher! We love you! We miss you! We will always keep you near at heart. May your memory be eternally blessed! Amen!

The officers, board of directors, and staff of Camp Simcha and Chai Lifeline note with extreme sorrow The passing of our good friend and benefactor

Shlomo Zakheim, z’l And we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife

Dr. Faygie Zakheim His children Mrs. Michal Klerer Mrs. Rachelli Levine Mrs. Ariella Weiss R’ Azriel Zakheim R’ Moshe Zakheim His mother, Rebbetzin Sarah Zakheim His brother, R’ Moshe Zakheim And his sisters Mrs. Rachelle Klein Mrs. Debby Hamada Shlomo's life was filled with kindness and chesed to our children and organization. He dedicated himself to finding ways to bring happiness to Chai Lifeline's children and to enhance Camp Simcha's medical program. His contributions made Camp Simcha/ Camp Simcha Special the pre-eminent overnight camping programs for seriously ill children. We will miss his warmth, love, compassion, and laughter.

ʭʩʬʹʥʸʩʥʯʥʩʶʩʬʩʡʠʸʠʹʪʥʺʡʭʫʺʠʭʧʰʩʭʥʷʮʤ

Rabbi Simcha Scholar Executive Vice President Shlomo Mayer Mordy Rothberg Presidium Larry Spiewak David Jemal Co-Chairmen of the Board of Directors Joseph Sprung Chaiman, Executive Committee


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Editorial

Letters To The Editor

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Continued from p.7 rael or to determine where Jews can live in Israel. Let the U.S. be a real friend of democracy and help to secure the bastion of democracy in the Middle East – Israel. This means admitting that the concept of a peace process against the backdrop of current Mideast reality is unrealistic and self-defeating. Toby Willig Jerusalem

Naked Truth Regarding the fiasco in the Middle East, I am constantly reminded of the classic children’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It is a perfect metaphor for how Israel handles itself and how the world responds accordingly. It is absolutely baffling to me that the charade continues and that Israel and the world pretend that Israel actually has a peace partner. Whom are we kidding? The story that I allude to is all about pretending: pretending that the emperor is actually wearing royal robes when in fact he is wearing nothing at all. The swindler tailors have told the king’s subjects that anyone who sees otherwise is merely stupid and incompetent. Finally, a child speaks the truth and the bubble bursts. The charade is over. Why do our Israeli leaders operate under the pretense that they actually have someone to negotiate with, someone whose interests are the same as

Israel’s? When will this nonsense end, and who will finally have the guts to speak the truth? Anyone? Eileen Shapero (Via E-Mail)

on the basis of the presumptive legitimacy of the pre-June 1967 lines. While the U.S. believes the 1967 lines with “land swaps” should be the framework for negotiations, the administration has studiously maintained the public Disunity Kills stance that there should be no preconWe Jews are divided into numer- ditions to the resumption of talks. Inous factions, from far left to far right deed, State Department officials imand from secularists to haredim, with mediately denied the existence of the many fine nuances in between. Sadly, we don’t just disagree on minor issues; we harbor intense dislike and hostility for each other. In IsraThe high-stakes controversy swirlel that hostility has devolved into ac- ing around Mr. Obama’s seeming contual violence. Despite our long history fusion over how to address the issue of pogroms, expulsions and mass mur- of Syria’s use of chemical weapons apder culminating with the Shoah in our pears to be a byproduct of this presiown time, we have not learned the les- dent’s inability to learn from the expeson that we are all equally Jews and riences of his predecessors. must get along, respecting each other Mr. Obama seems to be failing in and compromising with those whose his effort to rally most Americans and Congress – and, indeed, the internaviews differ from our own. Our enemies do not differentiate; tional community – to support punitive they hate all Jews. And with so many measures against Syria. The failure is enemies, the last thing we need is this all the more glaring when one recalls mindless infighting. Enemies with- how President George W. Bush was in our own ranks are harder to accept able to rally such support when the isand more difficult to deal with than sue was whether Iraq’s Saddam Husoutside enemies. sein possessed weapons of mass deIt is imperative that we face our struction (WMD). In the case of Syria, common Jewish problems as well as no one disputes possession of chemical our common anti-Semitic enemies with weapons, only their use and by whom. achdut, unity. Of course, President Bush’s plans Charlotte Wahle for Iraq foundered in part on the failure New York, NY to confirm the presence of WMD. Nevertheless, the key lesson of Iraq that has eluded Mr. Obama is that most Americans will no longer support openended, ill-defined military ventures. tions like PMW (Palestinian Media Thus, while it would be one thing to Watch) and MEMRI (Middle East surgically topple a dictator – through, Media Research Institute). These say, extensive bombing of military fatwo groups monitor Palestinian Aucilities – it would be quite another to thority media and TV and provide a seek, as President Bush did, to transcontinuous flow of fully documented translations of Palestinian leaders glorifying and praising Palestinian terrorists as heroes. PMW and MEMRI have presented us with evidence of Palestinian leaders comparing peace agreements with Israel to Muhammad’s 10-year peace treaty with the Quairish tribe, which he destroyed two years after he signed the treaty. They also have documented Palestinian leaders’ statements to the effect that a successful frontal attack against Israel is not possible and therefore they will try to destroy Israel in phases. How can any objective person, once he or she is aware or made aware of these salient facts, continue to think that a return to preJune1967 borders is the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? William K. Langfan Palm Beach, FL

On Not Learning From The Past

In Their Own Words… Many well-meaning people have decided that if Israel were to return to its pre-June 1967 borders, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would end. When I ask advocates of this concept how they arrived at this conclusion, I receive answers such as “the Palestinians only want the area that was allocated to them in the UN vote.” These people either are unaware of Palestinian documents and speeches that call for the destruction of Israel or they don’t want to believe these very revealing facts. I have met other advocates who were not aware of the fact that the PLO and its charter to destroy Israel were created in 1964 when Israel was within its pre-1967 borders. Not one person was aware of the fact that Abbas’s Fatah party also created and issued a constitution calling for the elimination of Israel when Israel was within its 1967 borders. Neither of these formal documents has ever been modified to eliminate clauses calling for the destruction of Israel. Not one person with whom I have spoken was aware of organiza-

written guarantee claimed by the Palestinians. Quid pro quo in the offing? Maybe not exactly. A new spirit of cooperation? Probably. In any case, we should be sensitive to any movement, however slight, on the part of the U.S. And, to borrow the post-9/11 public service motto, if we see something, we should say something.

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form entire societies and political systems, an undertaking that would require U.S. soldiers on the ground. From the beginning of the Syrian crisis, President Obama has called for punishing Mr. Assad but has stopped short of expressing any wish to drive him from power. What was left unexplained, however, was how such a tailored effort would “punish” Mr. Assad if it didn’t result in giving the rebels a significant leg up. Nor did the president exactly inspire trust when news reports surfaced that he had actually ordered the Pentagon to significantly add to the original list of potential targets and to prepare for the possible use of far greater firepower than previously announced. And Mr. Obama can hardly run from his early embrace of the Arab Spring phenomenon, which was rooted in throwing dictators out and supporting purportedly democratic movements seeking to replace them. As Mr. Obama hopefully is starting to understand – nearly five years into his presidency – a foreign policy so disjointed, inconsistent and feckless is a recipe for disaster rather than a blueprint for any further Nobel peace prizes.


Shafier

Continued from p.53 Teshuvah Isn’t Enough This concept is very applicable to us. On Yom Kippur, we are charged with the mitzvah of teshuvah. Teshuvah involves four parts: separating from the sin, regret, confession, and a plan not to repeat the offence. But there is still more work to be done. I have to repair the damage done. If over the past year I haven’t learned Torah prop-

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erly, I can ask Hashem to forgive me for my lack of diligence but I still remain lacking. It’s up to me to now fill in what I have lost. If I have had words with relatives of friends, it’s not enough to ask forgiveness. That takes care of the actual sin but the repair of the relationship still has to be done. And certainly in terms of the way that we treat our spouses, while we will ask forgiveness, and can expect it to be granted, the real work is looking forward and asking ourselves, “What can I do to make my marriage better?”

Teshuvah can eliminate the sin and make it as if it never happened, but it can’t make up for the lost opportunity. That can only happen with a course correction, accomplished with careful analysis of how we spend our time and asking ourselves the critical question: am I happy with the direction of my life? The real work on Yom Kippur involves two parts – the teshuvah process and then changing. “The Shmuz on the Parsha” book, a compilation on all of Chumash, is now available for purchase either at your local sefarim store or at Shmuz.com.


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Notice of Formation of Agape Match LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 521 5th Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10175. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 329 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Formation of Shankman|Honig, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/13/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 350 W. 42nd St., Ste. 56B, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 330 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Notice of Formation of HHRMC 1180 LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/18/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 189, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 332 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13 Huang Family PI LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 12 22nd St, Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 347 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Qualif cation of 348 First Second LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/15/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 336 E. 15th St. 1st Fl., New York, NY 10003. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 334 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Qualif cation of TLC Marketing North America LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 8/21/02. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 283 Franklin St. 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02110. MA address of LLC: 283 Franklin St. 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02110. Cert. of Formation f led with MA Secy of the Commonwealth, McCormack Bldg, 1 Ashburton Pl. 17th Fl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 335 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

30-9W LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Off ce in Rockland Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 11 Lenore Ave, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: General. JP# 345 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Sam Myrtle Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/01. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 315 Rutledge Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 346 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Kossars On Grand, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/4/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Evan Giniger, 25 W 31 St 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Purpose: General. JP# 360 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Zaf Technologies LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 348 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

PBN Management LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 150 W 28th St. Ste 501, NY, NY 10001-6103. Purpose: General. JP# 361 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

AJM RE Holdings XII, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 349 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Throop Funding LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o David Fleischmann Esq., 866 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Purpose: General. JP# 362 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

AJM RE Holdings X, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 350 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of DG 401 Chauncey LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/20/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7520 Vleigh Pl., Flushing, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 336 8/30,9/6,13,20,27,10/4/13

AJM RE Holdings XIII, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 351 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number TBA for Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Liquor, Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 156 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 for onpremises consumption. Vegan Wholesale Foods Corp. JP# 339 9/6,13/13

Notice of Conversion of Realty Equities and Leasing Company to Realty Equities and Leasing Company LLC. Certif cate f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/20/13. Off ce in Nassau County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to c/o Martin Gelfand, 130 Golf View Dr., Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: General. JP# 352 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273206 for On-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1157 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226 for on-premises consumption. Maria E. Duran & Santos Duran d/b/a El Rancho Restaurant. JP# 340 9/6,13/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Brooklyn Beach Bus Company LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Off. Loc.: Kings County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 2030 Coleman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 341 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of formation of FINBERG LORE LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/2013. Off ce location, County of Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Robert J. Kiggins, 11 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 342 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of formation of WA Partners, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/2013. Off ce location, County of Nassau. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 9 Hamilton St., Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 343 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

TD Capital Group LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 15 Cuttermill Rd Ste 226, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 359 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

76 Oregon St. LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/7/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 363 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

701 Monroe Blvd LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 364 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 271 Lenox LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 925 Pacif c St Unit 202, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: General. JP# 365 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

AJM RE Holdings IX, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 353 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Treez Properties One LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Derrick Chou, 236 E. 47th St. Apt 23C, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: General. JP# 366 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Jeff Cohen Real Estate LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jeffrey Cohen, 5 Valley Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: General. JP# 354 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Qual. of 307-309 Atlantic Avenue Acquisition LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 8/14/13. Office in NY Co. Formed in DE: 8/6/13. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: c/o Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC, Attn: George Childs, One Liberty Plz, 165 Broadway 21st Fl, NY, NY 10006. Foreign add: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation f led with Secy of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg, 401 Federal St Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. JP# 367 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

AJM RE Holdings XI, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box 234800, Great Neck, NY 11023-4800. Purpose: General. JP# 355 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Royalty Bus, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/15/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4 Garland Ln, Valley Stream, NY 11581-1724. Purpose: General. JP# 356 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

RL Property Inspections, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. JP# 357 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of 1694 Park Avenue LLC. Articles of Organization f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/27/2013. Off ce location: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o CSG Partners, LLC, 40 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JP# 368 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of JWE EQUITIES LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/21/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o, 250 Bowery, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 369 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13


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Notice of Formation of SINS OF A FATHER LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/22/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. Princ. office of LLC: 57 Saw Mill Rd., New City, NY 10956. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. off ce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 370 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Qualification of Reich Bros, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 8/20/13. NYS fictitious name: Reich Brothers of New York, LLC. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 267 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. LLC formed in DE on 6/28/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 379 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Portfolio Holdings, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/19/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 961 Victory Blvd., Apt. 5P1, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 391 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Puchakayala LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/29/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 122 Ashland Pl. #10J Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 404 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE INDEX NO. 4538/13 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Bank of America, National Association, as Trustee, Successor by Merger to Lasalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8AR, Plaintiff, vs. Itohan Holmes, Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC, New York City Environmental Control Board, New York City Parking Violations Bureau, New York City Transit Adjudication Bureau, People of The State of New York, John Doe (Said name being f ctitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, and any parties, corporations or entities, if any, having or claiming an interest or lien upon the mortgaged premises.), Defendant(s). MORTGAGED PREMISES: 1181 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236 BLOCK 8200, LOT 35 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an off ce for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Kings. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. Dated this 29th day of August, 2013, Gross, Polowy & Orlans, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s), 25 Northpointe Parkway, Suite 25, Amherst, NY 14228 TO: ITOHAN HOLMES, Defendant(s) In this Action. The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. NOACH DEAR of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 6th day of August, 2013, and f led with the Complaint in the Off ce of the Kings County Clerk, in the City of Brooklyn. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, bearing date the 29th day of March, 2006 executed by ITOHAN HOLMES to secure the sum of $544,000.00, and recorded at CRFN 2006000229394 in the Off ce of the City Register of the City of New York, Kings County, on 25th day of April, 2006; which mortgage was duly assigned by assignment executed the 2nd day of July, 2007, and recorded on the 24th day of July, 2007, in the Off ce of the City Register of the City of New York, Kings County at CRFN 200700379035; which assignment was corrected by a Correcting Assignment executed the 7th day of March, 2013, and sent for recording in the Off ce of the City Register of the City of New York, Kings County. The property in question is described as follows: 1181 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236 SEE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION PART OF LOT 34, NEW LOT 35 ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the Northeasterly side of East 92nd Street distant 90 feet 5-3/8 inches Southeasterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northeasterly side of East 92nd Street and the Southeasterly side of Flatlands Avenue; RUNNING THENCE Northeasterly on an angle of 90 degrees 20 minutes 35 seconds, 98 feet 6-1/2 inches; THENCE Southeasterly 25 feet to a point; THENCE Southwesterly and part of the distance through a party wall, 98 feet 9-7/8 inches to the Northeasterly side of East 92nd Street; THENCE Northwesterly along the Northeasterly side of East 92nd Street 92nd Street 25 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS: 1181 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, New York HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE NEW YORK STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE SEND YOU THIS NOTICE ABOUT THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT IN THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR HOME. PLEASE READ THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT CAREFULLY. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT AN ATTORNEY OR YOUR LOCAL LEGAL AID OFFICE TO OBTAIN ADVICE ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The state encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid off ce, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at 1-877-BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697) or the Foreclosure Relief Hotline 1-800-269-0990 or visit the department’s website at WWW. DFS.NY.GOV. FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly prof t from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for prof t to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. §1303 NOTICE NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and

complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who has f led this foreclosure proceeding against you and f ling the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: August 29, 2013 Gross Polowy Orlans, LLC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff(s) 25 Northpointe Parkway, Suite 25 Amherst, NY 14228. The law f rm of Gross Polowy Orlans, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 294573 JP# 425 9/13,20,27,10/4/13

Notice of Qualification of FireFish USA, LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/09/13. Off ce location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/14/13. Princ. off ce of LLC: 68 Jay St., Ste. 503, Brooklyn, NY 11201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. off ce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 371 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Formation of Dead Boyfriend, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, Attn: Todd Stern, Esq., 9665 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 372 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qual. of Manikay Par tners Holdings, LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 12/28/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 375 Park Ave., Ste. 2701, NY, NY 10152. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 373 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qual. of Manikay Partners GP Holdings, LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 12/28/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Sean McDuffy, 375 Park Ave., Ste. 2701, NY, NY 10152. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 374 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qual. of Microvest GMG Local Credit Fund, L.P., Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/5/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 2/1/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Gilbert Crawford, 405 Lexington Ave., 41st Fl., NY, NY 10174. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 375 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qual. of Berens Emerging Managers Fund, L.P., Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/13/13. Off ce loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 3/11/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Rodney Berens, 717 Fifth Ave., Fl. 12A, NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 376 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qual. of Phoenix Servicing Company, LLC, Auth. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/3/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/29/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Raymond Luis, 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on f le: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. JP# 377 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Name of LLC: Calhoun Sons & Daughter Electric LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State: 7/26/13. Off ce loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. JP# 378 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Qualification of J.C. Flowers Securities Co. LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 8/22/13. Off ce location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 717 5th Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 6/20/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 382 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Qualification of Reich Bros Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/20/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 267 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. LLC formed in DE on 6/28/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 380 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Name of PLLC: New York Minimally Invasive Surgery P.L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/15/13. Office loc.: NY Co. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: practice medicine. JP# 381 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Westchester Plumbing LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/31/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 395 White Plains Rd., Eastchester, NY 10709. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 383 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Red Circle Photoarts, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/23/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5 Yesterday Dr., Cold Spring, NY 10516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 384 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Words In The Works, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/3/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 448, North Salem, NY 10560. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 385 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of 1245 Fulton Street Fitness Group, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/16/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 386 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Mike Della Gala, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 Grove St., Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 387 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of Lynch Contracting LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/3/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 220 Betsy Ross Dr., Orangeburg, NY 10962. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 388 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of 16 State Street SV LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/15/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 529 Rt. 303, Orangeburg, NY 10962. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 389 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of M & W Publishing Group LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 Joyce Dr., New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 390 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of THP Consulting, LLC. Arts. Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Off ce location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 961 Victory Blvd., Apt. 5P, Staten Island, NY 10301. Reg. Agent upon whom process may be served: 961 Victory Blvd., Apt. 5P, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 392 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Formation of 1217 Bedford Ave. LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/13/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3005 30th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11102. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 393 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Qualification of Bach Option Research LLC. Authority f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/14/13. LLC Formed in (DE) on 7/26/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 201 50th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101. DE address of LLC: 4001 Kennett Pike, Ste. 302, Wilmington, DE 19807. Arts. Of Org. f led with DE Secy. Of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 394 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Formation of Da Fook Property LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/12/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 78-20 45th Ave., Elmhurst, NY 11373. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 395 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of 29th Avenue Holdings, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1776 E. Jericho Tpke., Ste. 1, Huntington, NY 11743. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 396 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Formation of Jayson Law, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/31/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21337 39th Ave., Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Profession of Law. JP# 397 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Notice of Formation of Ana Graphics, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/22/13. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 220 Old Country Rd., Ste. 200, Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 398 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Notice of Formation of St. Albans Realty, LLC. Arts Of Org. f led with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/24/02. Off ce location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 391, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 399 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

RIE Real Estate LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Off ce: NY. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to Legalinc Corp. Svcs., 35-15 84th St. #2H Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 400 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Platinum Tnt LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/30/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to PO Box 100856 Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 401 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Nelson Ayala Design LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/23/13. Office:NY. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 225 E. 46 St. #12C New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 402 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Man with a movie camera LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/24/13. Off ce:NY. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 260 W. 10 St. #1E New York, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 403 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13

Brakewater Technologies LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Off ce:Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1440 Utica Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 405 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 La Amia LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/27/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 931 Foster Ave Brooklyn, NY 11230. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 406 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Davis Lee Management LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Off ce:Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 64 Beaver St. #326 New York, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 407 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 RJMK Park LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/13. Off ce: Westchester County. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to Attn: Scott Rose, 1 Lexington Ave. 11th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 408 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Parchment by Dami LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Office:NY. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 3 East 117 St. #4 New York, NY 10035. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 409 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 Grab & Go Convenience LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Off ce:Nassau. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 3839 Bell Blvd. #233 Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 410 9/6,13,20,27,10/4,11/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1271857 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine & Beer at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 745 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY for on-premises consumption. Sushiyama Inc. JP# 411 9/6,13/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273164 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 5550 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385 for on-premises consumption. Golden Valle Rest. Corp. JP# 412 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1272946 for On-Premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 42-09 162nd Street, Flushing, NY for on-premises consumption. Blue Moon Queen Inc. JP# 413 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273261 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 838 6th Avenue, New York, NY for on-premises consumption. Sunsweet Market Inc. JP# 414 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273008 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 36-26A/28 Bell Blvd. Bayside, NY for onpremises consumption. Sushi Bell Inc. JP# 415 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273352 for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 384 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY for on-premises consumption. Shamisen Inc. JP# 416 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Serial # 1273336, for On-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor at retail in a Karaoke Cafe under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 160-13C Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11358 for on premise consumption. H & SA Inc. JP# 417 9/13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Serial # 1272770, for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 71-22 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Hgts., NY 11372 for on premise consumption. Unidentif ed Flying Chicken Inc d/b/a UFC JP# 418 9/13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Serial # 1272455, for Restaurant Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 3530 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354 for on premise consumption. New Jin Da Lai Inc. JP# 419 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number Pending for Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Wine Bar under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 416 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11218 for on-premises consumption. Church Cafe Wine Bar, Inc. JP# 420 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1271751 for Beer & Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 3764 Broadway, New York, NY 10032 for onpremises consumption. Restaurante La Libertad Corp. JP# 421 9/13,20/13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been f led under License Number 1260515 for a Class Change from a Restaurant Beer & Wine license to a OnPremises Liquor, Beer & Wine license to allow the undersigned, Alien Cafe & Grill, to sell Liquor, Beer & Wine at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at: 812B Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211. JP# 422 9/13,20/13

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, Number 1273232 for Restaurant Wine has been applied by the undersigned to sell Wine at retail in Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 131 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002 for on-premises consumption. Pulperia On Essex. JP# 423 9/13,20/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Queen of Manifestation LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/ 29/2013. , off ce location: New York County, SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 740 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: Any lawful business. JP# 424 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Prospect Placement LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/24/2013. Off. Loc.: Kings_County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 285 5th Ave, 419, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 426 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Waistless Ladies LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Off ce: Bronx. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 1390B Boston Rd/ Bronx, NY 10456. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 427 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 R.A.D. Renovations, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/10/13. Off ce: Kings. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 3032 90th St. East Elmhurst, NY 11369. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 428 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

END PUBLISHING HOUSE L.L.C., a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/20/13. Off ce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Maxwell NeelyCohen, 50 Gramercy Park N., Apt. 14A, NY, NY 10010. General Purposes. JP# 429 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of 1095 Bergen LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 877 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 430 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13


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Notice of Formation of 1190 Shakespeare LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/8/11. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4718 18th Ave, Suite 5, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 431 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Baruch Equities, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/29/13. Off ce location: Rockland Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 10 Little Brook Lane, New City, NY 10956. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 443 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Name of LLC: 3488 Cortlandt Anor Pizza, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/27/13. Name amended to 3488 Cortlandt Manor Pizza, LLC. Off ce location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 21600 Sacajawea Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 456 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of Village KF 516 East 13th LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/16/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 485 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Betsy Rapoport LLC. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on August 9, 2013. Off. Loc.: Westchester County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The P. O. address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: 32 Cushman Road, White Plains NY 10606. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. JP# 483 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of 1797 Pitkin LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/3/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 199 Lee Ave #308, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 432 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Dunkirk Operating, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/26/13. Office location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 495 Pinehurst Ct., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 444 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualification of WIRED ELECTRIC, LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/13. Off ce location: Rockland County. LLC formed in Pennsylvania (PA) on 12/22/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Stan Tostunov, 210 River St., Ste. 21, Hackensack, NJ 07601. PA addr. of LLC: 830 Lee Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074. Cert. of Form. f led with Secy. of the Commonwealth of PA, 401 North St., Rm. 206, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Purpose: Electrical contracting. JP# 467 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

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Notice of Formation of 377 Quincy, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 433 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Formation of 97 Grand Avenue LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4403 15th Ave. Apt 424, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 434 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Formation of Bar Bertrand LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 877 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 435 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Formation of North Line Lofts LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/20/12. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 331 Rutledge St. #208, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 436 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Formation of Rachel Eidlisz Family LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Off ce location: Kings County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5117 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 437 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Formation of Raphael & Associates, LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 335 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 438 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Notice of Qualif cation of Maguire Capital Group LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/23/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 W. 33rd St. 5th Fl., New York, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 439 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualif cation of Silver Horse Capital Partners, LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/13/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 Broadway, PH, New York, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 440 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualification of Yulan Capital Management LLC. Authority f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Off ce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/31/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 261 Madison Ave 9th Fl., New York, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 1811 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Formation f led with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 441 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 11 AVENUE A REALTY LLC. Art. of Org. f led w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/2/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Stanton St. #2, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 442 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Dunkirk Realty Holdings, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/26/13. Off ce location: Nassau Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 495 Pinehurst Ct., Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 445 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 13962 Realty, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/2/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211-18 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 446 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 3515 Parsons Realty, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/5/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 21118 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 447 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualif cation of PlanGuru, LLC. Authority f led with NY Dept. of State on 6/13/13. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 6/11/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 150 Grand St., 3rd Fl., White Plains, NY 10601, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o Vanguard Corporate Services, Ltd., 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 457 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualification of Smart Energy Capital, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/30/13. Off ce location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 5/21/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. f led with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. JP# 458 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Four Himrod LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/14/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 199 Lee Ave Ste 574, Brooklyn NY 11211. Purpose: General. JP# 459 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 3617 Parsons Realty, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/5/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 21118 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 448 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Park Lynch HW, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 26 Heyward Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 460 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kennedy Pavilion RH I, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211-18 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 449 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Park Lynch MG, LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 26 Heyward Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: General. JP# 461 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kennedy Pavilion RH II, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211-18 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 450 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kennedy Pavilion RH III, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211-18 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 451 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kennedy Pavilion RH IV, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 211-18 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 452 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Kennedy CHHA I, LLC Art. of Org f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/7/13. Off ce location: Queens Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 21118 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 453 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

1282 Bushwick Realty LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/13. Off ce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 694 Myrtle Ave Ste 117, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Purpose: General. JP# 462 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

GR Realty Equities LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Off ce in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Ash Place Apt 1N, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: General. JP# 463 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Suigeneric LLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/4/13. Off ce in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. JP# 464 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qual. of Complete Control Systems L.L.C. f led with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 4/12/13 in Westchester Co. Formed in CT: 7/7/09. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to its foreign add: 23 Wooster St, Bethel, CT 06801. Arts. of Org. f led with Ct Secy Of The State, 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: General. JP# 465 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Name of LLC: 3352 Mt. Kisco Pizza, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State: 8/27/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 21600 Sacajawea Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 454 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of JAR JAMAICA REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 40 Stone Hill Drive South, Manhasset, NY 11030. Purpose: any lawful purpose. JP# 466 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Name of LLC: 3441 Ossining Pizza, LLC. Arts. of Org. f led with NY Dept. of State: 8/27/13. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 21600 Sacajawea Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 455 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of Auerbach Partners LLC. Arts of Org. f led with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Off ce location: Nassau County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Iris St., Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 471 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of For mation of GOLDBERG URGENT CARE PHYSICIAN, PLLC Arts. of Org. f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/27/13. Office location: Rockland County. Princ. office of PLLC: Alvin H. Goldberg, M.D., 20 Seymour Dr., New City, NY 10956. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. off ce. Purpose: Medicine. JP# 469 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

NOTICE OF FORMATION of IS Lighting USA LLC, a Foreign Limited Liability Company. Art. of Org. f led with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/28/2013. Office location: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 146-26 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354. Purpose: Any lawful business. JP# 470 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

641 Main Street LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to PO BOX 362 Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 472 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Quantum Direct LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/13. Off ce: Nassau. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 118 Willard Ave. Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 482 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Speak, Learn, And Play, LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/13. Off ce:Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 540 President St.#2G Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 474 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Tax Free Gems LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Off ce: NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to Naftoli Rubin 580 5th Ave #1104 New York, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 475 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Rhs 2013 LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/7/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to c/o Durst Fetner Residential, LLC Attn: Harold Fetner 675 Third Ave #2800 New York, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 476 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

The Teaching Group, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/22/13. Off ce:NY Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 221 E 94th St #5W New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 477 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Proven Elite LLC Authority f led with the SSNY on 9/4/13. Off ce: NY. LLC formed in DE on 8/27/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 1 Penn Plaza #4501 New York, NY 10019. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 478 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Altona, LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/29/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 26 Lott Place Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 481 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Black Paint Productions LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/27/13. Off ce: Westchester Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 110 Pine Ave. Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 479 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13 Ulf g Projects LLC Arts of Org. f led with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/13. Off ce: Kings Co. SSNY is design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to 106A Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221. Purpose: any lawful activity. JP# 473 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Vivent Management LLC Authority filed with the SSNY on 7/26/13. Off ce: NY. LLC formed in DE on 3/14/13. SSNY is design. as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to 1521 Concord Pike#301 Wilmington, DE 19803. Cert of Formation f led with DE SOS, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 480 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Formation of Village KF 516 East 13th LLC, Art. of Org. f led Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/16/13. Off ce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. JP# 484 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

Notice of Qualif cation of STE Enterprises LLC Authority f led with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/13. Off ce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Vcorp Services, LLC, 1811 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. Arts. of Org. f led with DE Secy. of State, Corp. Div., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JP# 468 9/13,20,27,10/4,11,18/13

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Fractured Man, Whole Man (Continued from Front Page) able gem – and that he had been tossing away real wealth while dreaming of illusory riches that would never be his. He fell to his knees in astonishment and despair. A philosopher observing the fisherman would have recognized in his behavior and subsequent agony nothing more than an example of the human condition. Each of us is made up of the real and the illusory, of the obtainable and the fanciful. More fundamentally, at our core there exists duality. Perhaps even contradiction. Whether we are at war with ourselves or maintain an uneasy compromise, our essential duality is a constant source of anxiety and disease in our lives. How can it be otherwise? The duality is woven into the very nature of our being. We are corporal, like every other creature that walks the face of the earth, and spiritual, uniquely imbued with the dignity and divinity of our Creator. At each step of our lives we teeter and totter, seeking balance between these dual, often competing, facets of our nature. At our best, we seek to imbue the natural with the spiritual, lending grace to the most basic of tasks, and to lend humanity to the divine, bringing holiness to our everyday lives. At our worst, we give in wholly to our most base instincts, seemingly powerless to find any balance with our better natures.

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o moment in our lives is more rife with the tension of our duality than our confession on Yom Kippur. The process of repentance and its accompanying recitation of the confession – Vidui – shines a bright light on this essential contradiction of our nature. On the one hand, Vidui is a singular manifestation of courage, creativity and spiritual and psychological strength. On the other, it is a powerful statement of self-defeat, a clear-eyed recognition of the pathetic nature of human frailty, inferiority and unworthiness. The ability to repent, then, is not only at the core of our nature, it is the singular endeavor by which we can yoke the two aspects of our nature in an enduring balance. Sincere and authentic repentance cannot exist but for the strength, ability and insight to accuse oneself not only of doing wrong but of possessing a nature that makes such failure inevitable. Vidui is an acknowledgement that our intentions and deeds are unworthy and tarnished, a shameful cry to Heaven that “I have sinned.” Repentance is a merciless and boundless expression of self-accusation. However, the irony – and beauty – of this admission of necessary failure is wholly dependent on man’s unique spiritual capacity. Without our inherent holiness, self-accusation would not only be impossible, it would be a futile and frustrating expression. It is only when we are cognizant of freedom that we can recognize guilt, fragility and temptation and then – only then – contemplate genuine repentance. Even if it were possible, the Vidui experience would be meaningless without both aspects of our duality. Praise and shame in equal parts. Regret and recognition. All useless. All futile. Unless – unless we simultaneously have faith in our sacredness, in our creativity and goodness – the aspects of our being that allow us to repent, to be renewed and reinvigorated. It is irony. It is contradiction. It is an impossibility. It is the nexus of our being. It is what defines our humanity. And it causes us to wallow in our sin at the exact moment it allows us to genuinely confess and embrace holiness. To live with this duality is to be human. To have one without the other is to live a life bereft of meaning. Rav Soloveitchik, zt”l, derived these two inseparable elements of the repentance experience from the Vidui recitation of the Jew who apportions his ma’asrot during the fourth and seventh years of the Shemittah cycle. Such a Jew boasts that he

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has not violated even one iota of the Commandments; he has fulfilled the mitzvah of ma’asrot to the letter. “According to all your Commandments which You have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of Your Commandments, neither have I forgotten. I have harkened to the voice of the Lord my God, I have done according to all that You have commanded me.” Such a statement in praise of a man extolling his virtues as a God-fearing and obedient servant is categorized by our sages as a “confession”? How is it possible, Rav Soloveitchik asked, to ascribe “confession” – a word that conjures up images of weakness and helplessness – to a man elevated to the point of not having “transgressed any of Your commandments”? But that is precisely the point. Only a person proud enough to announce that he has done “all that You have commanded” can also be expected to humbly admit he has “not done according to all that You have commanded.” The one who possesses the insight and strength to do right likewise has the capability to know – and do – that which is not right. The ability to recognize success is a prerequisite to admission of failure. Both emanate from the same source; both lead to mutually exclusive conclusions, that is, the nullity of being and the greatness of being. It is the nullity of being that leads directly to the Yom Kippur confession. The greatness of being leads to the ma’asrot confession. Both are rooted in our humanity, our humanness, created from earth’s dust in the image of God. There are moments, glimpses of holiness, when the two forms of confession can be integrated. The grace of human experience is that the greatness of being can, for fleeting moments of experience, for wisps of time, indeed overshadow the nullity of being.

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hen the Klausenberger Rebbe addressed survivors from Hungary, Romania, and Czechoslovakia in the Feldafing DP Camp on Kol Nidre night in 1945, the greatness of being overpowered the nullity of being, despite the dire circumstances and the historical context, which might have led a “rational” thinker to focus on the nullity of existence. Lieutenant Meyer Birnbaum reported that he “had never heard so powerful a speech and never will again. When he finished, more than two hours later, I was both emotionally drained and inspired for the best davening of my life.” What did this great rebbe, who himself had lost his wife and eleven children to the Nazis, say to those who could still see and smell the stench of the crematoria? How could he speak of confessions to those who had witnessed such depravity? How could he speak of such things in the presence of millions of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and children? The rebbe stood with his Machzor in hand, calmly flipping through its pages. Periodically he would ask rhetorically, “Wher haht das geshriben?” – Who wrote this? Does this apply to us? Are we guilty of the sins enumerated here? One by one he went through each of the sins listed in the Ashamnu prayer and then the Al Chait and concluded that those sins had little to do with those who survived the camps. He analyzed each of the possible transgressions one by one: Ashamnu. “Have we sinned against Hashem or man? I don’t think so.” Dibarnu dofi. “We spoke no slander. We didn’t speak at all. If we had any strength to speak, we saved it for the SS guards so that we could avoid punishment.” Latznu. “But we were so serious in the camps. There was no scoffing; no such thing as smiling or making a joke.” Maradnu. “Rebelled? Against whom should we have rebelled? Hashem? We weren’t able to rebel at all. If we had tried to rebel against the Nazis it would have been our last rebellion.” And so the Klausenberger concluded with the Ashamnu prayer and turned his attention to the more detailed Al Chait. Once again, he concluded, with the pride of one whose greatness of being supersedes the nullity of being, that the recitation of

sins enumerated in Al Chait hardly applied to the worshippers in Feldafing Block 5A. Al chait she’chatanu lefanecha b’ones uvratzon – for the sins that we have sinned before You under duress and willingly. “We certainly did not observe the mitzvot in the camps because we were forced to.” Bevili daas – for the sins that we have sinned without knowledge. “Our minds were in such a state that we did not have knowledge of anything.” B’tipshus peh – for the sins that we have sinned with foolish speech. “That’s gelechter [funny]. Who spoke foolishly or lightheartedly in the situation we were in?” B’yetzer hara – for the sin that we have sinned with the evil urge. “To sin with the yetzer hara you must first have possession of your physical sense of touch. We were skin and bones. Incapable of touching. The only thing we could feel were the corpses we carried out every morning. “We heard only one thing, the commands of our guards. We had ears for nothing else. Our eyes were only looking around to see whether our guards were watching when we wanted to take a rest. Otherwise we were as blind men seeing nothing. Smell – yes, we had a sense of smell. The unforgettable stench of death was constantly in our nostrils making us nauseous. Taste – the only taste we knew was the thin soup they gave us so we could have enough strength for another day’s work…. I forget, we did have the yetzer hara for food, for the slop that we saw thrown to the pigs. What the SS officers would not eat they threw to the pigs. How we envied the pigs.” And so the rebbe eliminated the Al Chaits one by one, emphasizing how all of these transgressions did not apply to his congregation. Seeing the rebbe close the Machzor, Lieutenant Birnbaum was certain he was finished speaking. But then the rebbe asked again his original question: Who wrote this Machzor? I don’t see anywhere the sins that apply to us, the sins of losing emunah and bitachon…. Where is the proof that we have sinned in this fashion? How many times did we recite Krias Shema on our wood slats at night and think to ourselves: Ribbono shel Olam, please take my neshamah, so that I do not have to repeat once again in the morning “I’m thankful before You who has returned my soul to me.” I do not need my soul. You can keep it. How many of us went to sleep thinking that we couldn’t exist another day, with all bitachon lost? And yet when the dawn broke in the morning, we once again said Modeh Ani and thanked Hashem for having returned our souls. None of us expected to survive. Every morning, we saw this one didn’t move and that one didn’t move, and as we carried the dead out we looked upon them with envy. Is that emunah in Hashem? Is that bitachon in Hashem? So, yes, we have sinned. We have sinned and now we must klop Al Chait. We must pray to get back the emunah and bitachon that lay dormant these years in the camps. Now that we are free, Ribbono shel Olam, we beg You to forgive us. Forgive everyone here. Forgive every Jew in the world. Rav Soloveitchik taught that every confession expresses itself in the outcry “I am black, and I am beautiful, oh daughter of Jerusalem.” For when we fail to see the “beauty” we cannot hope to discern the “blackness.” Genuine repentance demands that the sinner view himself from the seemingly two antithetical viewpoints, the two fundamental truths of his being – from the nullity of being and the greatness of being. The Klausenberger Rebbe clearly saw both. May God grant us the strength, courage, humility and wisdom to see both as well. Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran serves as OU Kosher’s vice president of communications and marketing.


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Torah & Psychological Insights Into Relationships By Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW Chaya Feuerman, LCSW

Guilt, Mental Illness and Religion Part II Difficult Emotions And Mental Illness Not every Sage was successful in managing his emotions, and learning about this can be a great source of strength and comfort to all of us. The Gemara (Bava Metzia 84a) discusses the great despondency felt by Rabi Yochanan subsequent to the death of his star student and study partner, Reish Lakish. Rabi Yochanan had a hand in causing Reish Lakish’s death as there had been a disagreement between them involving decorum and respect, which may have incurred the Divine wrath. Rabi Yochanan lost his sanity as a result of his intense and unresolved grief. Despite all the efforts of his colleagues to soothe and comfort him, Rabi Yochanan would tear his clothes crying, “Where are you, son of Lakish, where are you son of Lakish?” Ultimately, Chazal davened that Rabi Yochanan die, possibly so he no longer suffer or perhaps to limit the disgrace of a talmid chacham. Whatever the reason, this was quite a scene, due to no more and no less than the passionate longing and powerful emotions that beat within Rabi Yochanan’s heart. Of course, as Rabi Yochanan was a great man, his passion and longing for his study partner came from a love of Torah. The Gemara relates that no one could replace Reish Lakish in his ability to challenge Rabi Yochanan with piercing questions and analysis. But whatever you want to call it, it was passion. And this passion was beyond reason and Rabi Yochanan’s ability to manage, which eventually made him insane with grief. A frum person suffering from depression and mental illness could find much comfort in knowing that even the greatest of sages struggled with these emotions, and dare we say it, ultimately failed.

The Greater You Are, The Greater Your Temptation Abaye warns that the temptation to sin is strongest among talmidei chachamim. This statement was not a mere intellectual abstraction; rather it came from personal knowledge as a result of a disturbing event in Abaye’s life. One time, Abaye surreptitiously followed a man and woman into an unpopulated area, thinking that they were up to no good. Abaye’s plan was that if they were to begin any immoral behavior, he would intervene and stop them. At a point when they believed themselves to be completely alone, they parted company in a chaste manner with a verbal farewell that was heartfelt and loving. Abaye marveled to himself, “Had I been in their place, I would not have been able to restrain myself!” (Sukkah 52a) Abaye became depressed, and slumped gloomily against a doorpost, apparently feeling hopeless about his own spiritual state of affairs. The Gemara then tells of a “Certain Wise Old Man” (possibly Eliyahu HaNavi) who helped Abaye recover by offering the encouraging perspective of, “the greater you are, the greater your temptation.” In Tzidkas HaTzaddik, Rav Tzadok develops this theme in great detail, tying the creative and powerful force of a great person’s character and mind directly to his heightened capacity for sin. This story is instructive both in its recognition of the very real temptations that Abaye acknowledged, as well as his inability to cope with his feelings of despair. What would have happened to Abaye if the “Certain Wise Old Man”

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A Beth Din has issued a seruv against each person listed for a) withholding a Get upon being ordered to grant one, b) for refusing to appear before Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get, c) for otherwise failing to follow the order of a Beth Din in matters pertaining to a Get. For the Halachot regarding how one should treat a person who is Mesarev Ledin, please consult a competent Orthodox Rabbi. KURT SHMUEL FLASCHER of Brooklyn, N.Y., issued by Bet Din of Elizabeth, September 2002 JACOB MOSES BINSON of Montreal, Canada, issued by Bet Din Zedek of Montreal in August 2005 YEHUDA BEN LITTON of Lakewood, New Jersey, issued by Rabbis Peretz Steinberg, Asher Landau and Menachem Mendel Epstein, December 2008 SHIMON KNOPFLER of Brooklyn, N.Y., isuued by Beth Din of America, March 2009 STEVEN SCHER of Roanoke, Virginia. Issued by Bet Din of America, November 2009 MEIR KIN of Los Angeles, CA., issued by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Nachum Sauer, and Rabbi Avrohom Union, June 2010 FARHAD GHOLIAN of Brooklyn, N.Y., issued by Beth Din of America, November 2010 CHANOCH LEBOVIC, of Washington Heights– Toronto-Brooklyn, issued by Beth Din Zedek, Kollel Avreichim March 2011 AHARON FRIEDMAN of Silver Spring, Maryland, issued by Union of Orthodox Rabbis of United States and Canada, September 2011 ALBERT KATANOV of Phoenix, AZ, issued by the Beth Din of America, November 2011 AZRIEL MADMONI of Kew Gardens, NY, issued by the Beth Din of America, January 2012 JUTE DAVID KESTLER of Fairlawn, N.J. issued by Beth Din of America, March 2012 YEHUDA SEBBAG, of Montreal, Canada, issued by Beth Din of Montreal, July 2012 SAMUEL B. FELDMAN, of Silver Spring, MD, issued by Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington, July 2012

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DAVID NAHMANNY of Brooklyn, NY, issued by the Beth Din of America, June 2012

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pray long and hard and with all my being that certain of my children will come back to some kind of derech. Yet when I meet them, talk to them, hear them, I almost lose my hope. I have seen miracles. Some of their friends are now white-shirted, black-trousered, kollel men – wife and all. Yet my boys’ tefillin are still part of our gemach. Their mishnayos, tehillim and siddurim are being fervently used as a zechut to bring them back. I look back and say my “if onlys.” I replay the turning points. I bemoan their educational paths blighted with learning difficulties. Two of them were clearly in danger from nursery school on. I nurtured; I knocked on doors; I helped. I became an expert at scribbling out whatever sentence it was 500 times. I negotiated one more chance after one more chance. Hashem protect our kids from their parents help. In no time my “help” had convinced my children that they could not hack it alone. I beg Hashem, their Your children, please bring

them back. But I know that they have to choose. So give them some experiences that will send them achoosing in the right way. But that wouldn’t really be a choice, would it? I can talk to them now. I can even give to them now. Once they were so angry that any tentative giving was thrown in my face. So I give, so I love. I really love. This is not a play act to give them some chance to come back. I looked into their eyes within seconds of their births and I have loved them ever since. They sound so convincing. Never argue with an apikores, they say. Rabbanim working in the field say that these wayward lost ones feel empty, regret their abandonment but still feel that they can’t come back. Perhaps it’s all bravado, but my little ones spout philosophy, facts and figures and call my faith “primitive reliance on an imaginary power.” Yet they also suggest I read the books about “the power.” I ask help from those friends of my children who have come back.

“What was the catalyst? How did you come back? Can you help my children?” I ask my child who works in kiruv, “How can I help them? Can you help them? Do you know anybody who can help them?” Everyone says tefillah, that’s all you can do. I have been davening from their nursery school days onwards. It was my job and I blew it. I have so many regrets. I wish I would have known. I wish my emunah and hashkafa would have been far more mature when I was muddling through their bringing up years. The Nesivos Shalom says in his work for mechanchim that you should never try to teach a child about any spiritual middah you are not solid in. A parent has no choice. My formative years were spent in chutz laAretz. I was a university student in the revolutionary 1960s. I had lost my father at the volatile age of 14. I had my issues with trust, obedience, a soupcon of feminism and more. I was responsible for Toras Eemecha; even if I didn’t try to teach them, they still saw how I did things. By some miracle (no, we never do take the credit) most of the children are continuing our mesorah with just the odd tweak in hashkafa. continued on page F4


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FAMILY ISSUES Chronicles of Crisis IN OUR COMMUNITIES My Bubby, The Agunah Dear Rachel, The following is a true story about my grandmother, Henya-Bluma bas Yonah a’’h, that took place in Chicago around one hundred years ago. I wrote it in commemoration of her 41st yahrtzeit and felt it to be most apropos to your “Chronicles of Crisis” column. My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your readers and Klal Yisroel a G’Mar Chasimah Tovah. In gratitude….Pesach-Yonah Malevitz The well-known opening line in the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – about how happy families are all alike, yet every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way – brings to mind the countless number of unhappily-married Jewish women whose husbands refuse to give them a get. On the occasion of her 41st yahrtzeit, I’d like to share an amazing story about my maternal grandmother, who was born in Korostyshev, Ukraine in 1887 and came to the United States in 1909. Henya-Bluma was the youngest of ten children and the last one, understandably, to remain at home. Being that she was the youngest of a large family, her parents were “older” when she was born. By the time Henya-Bluma was in her early twenties, her parents were in their sixties – considered elderly for the beginning of last century. Henya-Bluma saw to their welfare until her father Yonah passed away in October of 1908, followed seven months later by her mother Yehudis (pronounced “Eedis” in the Ukraine). Not long thereafter Henya-Bluma received a letter from her sister, Rayzel, who had already been living in Chicago with her husband and family. Rayzel wrote to invite her youngest sister to come stay with them. Of Henya-Bluma’s siblings, all of them married, four had already left the Ukraine; two were in the USA, one was in

England and one in Argentina. Her siblings still in the Ukraine were all busy with their own families. As a young single woman living by herself, Henya-Bluma thought it best to seriously consider taking her sister up on her offer. But her mother had passed away just a little over a month earlier and it was minhag Yisroel to wait a year to put up the matzeiva. Before making any concrete plans to leave Korostyshev, she went to consult with the town’s Rebbe (HaRav Twersky of the Chernobyler Dynasty) who knew the family well. He advised her to wait at least six months and one day, after which she could put up the matzeiva and then leave for the United States. In December of 1909, twenty-two year old Henya-Bluma Peker arrived on these shores. One of her nieces, Shayna-Malka Peker, met her at the dock and they traveled together by train from Baltimore to Rayzel’s house in Chicago. Though Henya-Bluma’s sister and brother-inlaw were very cordial to her, Henya-Bluma knew instinctively that she was imposing on them. Her sixth sense told her that they preferred her to be elsewhere. Henya-Bluma was a mere few weeks into her stay with them when she was cheerily approached by her sister and brother-in-law about a shidduch they had for her – one that would “surely lead to the chuppah.” When Henya-Bluma asked for the name of the “very fi ne young man” they had in mind, they answered that they didn’t know him, but that he was a friend of a friend and that their friend had spoken very highly of him. Henya-Bluma knew then just how anxious her sister and brother-in-law were for her to leave – desperate enough to speak glowingly about a young man they had never even met. She agreed to meet with him, figuring that if he were decent enough she would agree to the shidduch. He came the following evening. Though

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First Aid For Jewish Marriages By Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

How Fighting Harms Children

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arental conflict affects children in varying ways, depending on their age. For example, teenagers around the age of fifteen or sixteen are most likely to involve themselves in their parents’ battles. Younger children may keep their feelings hidden inside and may only show signs of depression in late childhood or early adolescence. Other children may adapt to parental fighting by trying to become perfect children. These model children try to do everything right while walking on eggshells, fearing their family will collapse if they make a mistake.

Unfortunately, more and more children seem to be growing up in families with marital conflict. Research has shown that the number of divorced Americans rose from 4.3 million in 1970 to 18.3 million in 1996, and the trend is so well established that 40 percent of all children have experienced the breakup of their family through divorce. To this large number, add all the children whose parents are unhappy with each other but who don’t divorce. It’s not hard to see that a substantial segment of the population grows up in very unhappy homes.

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he didn’t have a beard, he did wear a top hat – which made her believe that he was at least traditional in his beliefs. A few weeks later they put up a chuppah and were married k’das Moshe v’Yisrael. Shortly after the wedding, the chosson bought a house in a non-Jewish section of Chicago where he operated a grocery store. Although Henya-Bluma spoke a halting English, her husband needed her to work in the grocery. On that fi rst Thursday evening, Henya-Bluma asked him what time they would be closing the store on Friday, since candlelighting was early. He answered that they were not in a Jewish neighborhood and that the grocery store would be open on Shabbos. When Henya-Bluma protested that she had never worked on Shabbos in her life, he told her that she would have to get used to it. That Shabbos Henya-Bluma sat behind the counter of the grocery, absorbed in her Tchina. A customer entered the store and placed her selected items, as well as the money to pay for them, on the counter. Henya-Bluma told the woman that she had been unable to find her eyeglasses that morning and told her which button to press to open the cash register. She told the customer that she had an honest face and to just leave the money in the register. When the customer asked for change, HenyaBluma told her she trusted her to help herself to the change. When Henya-Bluma’s husband learned about this, he became livid with rage. He pushed her into the house, locked the doors from the outside and went to finish the shift at the grocery. That night he didn’t come home, and when he did arrive in the morning, she had a strong hunch that he had been unfaithful to her. When a wife suspects infidelity, she is usually right. From then on, he was abusive and aggressive toward her – besides locking her in the house whenever he was away. Henya-Bluma had two uncles who had come to Chicago around the same time as her. One of them – a rov and sofer – had been a surrogate father to her since her own father had passed away. ChaimNuchem Winarsky was very well known and respected in the Orthodox community in Chicago of a century ago. When her situation became unbearable, Henya-Bluma penned a long letter to her Uncle Chaim-Nuchem, explaining her sad predicament and asking for his advice. When the mailman came to deliver their mail later that day, HenyaBluma quickly handed the letter to him through an opened living-room window. To be cont’d… Here are some effects that divorce may have on children and teenagers: Children whose parents have divorced are increasingly the victims of abuse and neglect. They exhibit more health problems, as well as behavioral and emotional problems, are involved more frequently in crime and drug abuse, and have higher rates of suicide. Children of divorced parents more frequently demonstrate a diminished learning capacity, performing more poorly than their peers from intact two-parent families in reading, spelling and math. They also are more likely to repeat a grade and to have higher drop-out rates and lower rates of college graduation. Divorce generally reduces the income of the child’s primary household and seriously diminishes the potential of every member of the household to accumulate wealth. For families that were not poor before the divorce, the drop in income can be as much as 50 percent. Moreover, decline in income is intergenerational, since children whose parents divorce are continued on page F4


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FAMILY ISSUES Mind Over Manners By Mrs. Rifka Schonfeld

Why Can’t She Just Listen? Auditory Processing Disorder Explained

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was recently approached by a mother whose daughter had been diagnosed by an audiologist, two years before with auditory processing disorder (APD). Her daughter, let’s call her Basya, had been making progress in her academic environment. Her grades had been rising and her teachers had noticed a significant improvement in her listening skills. The problem, her mother said, was that there was no improvement at home. This is something I often encounter in my office. Fortunately, there are multiple things you can do at home to make life easier for you and for your child with APD. First, let’s just quickly describe auditory processing disorder. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explains: Children with APD often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the sounds themselves are loud and clear. For example, the request “Tell me how a chair and a couch are alike” may sound to a child with APD like “Tell me how a couch and a chair are alike.” It can even be understood by the child as “Tell me how a cow and a hair are alike.” These kinds of problems are more likely to occur when a person with APD is in a noisy environment or when he or she is listening to complex information. Children with auditory processing difficulty typically have normal hearing and intelligence. However, they have also been observed to: • Have trouble paying attention to and remembering information presented orally. • Have problems carrying out multistep directions. • Have poor listening skills. • Need more time to process information.

• Have low academic performance. • Have difficulty with reading, comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary. According to the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association, there are three primary ways to help children with auditory processing disorder. They involve: • Changing the learning or communication environment. Sometimes the learning environment is not conducive to children struggling with auditory processing disorder. In these situations an electronic device can assist children to hear the information without the noisy background or teachers can be taught to help deliver the information in a more beneficial manner. • Recruiting higher-order skills to help compensate for the disorder. A lot of auditory processing issues can be helped by strengthening memory and problem solving skills. These strategies can also help children take control of their listening strengths and weaknesses, and feel empowered by their successes. • Remediation of the auditory deficit itself. There are a wide variety of treatments available – either computer based or one-on-one with a therapist to help remediate the deficits associated with auditory processing disorder. Of course, this should be tailored to the specific needs of the child with APD. If things are falling into place in school because of remediation, what can you do at home in order to make things easier in your own household? Blame the disorder, not the person. When your daughter does not listen to you, try not to respond by declaring, “I am so frustrated when you don’t listen to me.” Instead, express your anger at

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The Kohen And His Wife By Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Director, Puah Institute

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he Mishnah (Yoma 1:1) relates the preparations that were undertaken to ensure the proper service of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. He was taken to live in the Beit HaMikdash seven days prior to Yom Kippur to study and prepare for the Holy Day. In addition a stand in Kohen Gadol was selected on the chance that the current one be disqualified. Rabi Yehudah suggests that a stand in wife also be selected lest the Kohen Gadol’s wife were to suddenly die, as the Kohen Gadol must be

married – the pasuk says, “he atones for himself and his house” (Vayikra 16:6) which is a reference to his wife. Therefore he must be married to perform the service of Yom Kippur and were his wife to die he would be disqualified. However, this opinion is rejected since this possibility is remote and if we select another wife maybe she will also die, and so we will need to fi nd a stand in for the stand in and in the words of the Mishnah, “there is no end to this.” However, everyone does agree that the Kohen Gadol must indeed be married. We have a similar halacha regarding the choice of Chazzan for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. “They should look for a Shaliach Tzibbur who is the most appropriate and great in Torah and good deeds that they can find and he should be thirty years old and should also be married” (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 581:1). This is because he should be like the Kohen Gadol (see Aruch HaShulchan ad loc. 5) who was at least thirty and married. In addition the fact that he is married enhances his prayer on behalf of the continued on page F4

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the disorder itself by saying, “It’s difficult for me when your auditory processing disorder makes it so hard for you to hear what I am saying.” This way, you can be allies against APD, instead of battling each other. Let the punishment fit the crime. Teri James Bellis of LDonline, a website devoted to learning disabilities, suggests trying to avoid the roller coaster of praising the person with APD for good listening one minute, then rejecting him for poor listening the next. If a child does something that is unacceptable, address that behavior accordingly. Do not take away a reward previously earned for good behavior. Deemphasize auditory behavior. Don’t pay attention to every mistake your daughter makes. Instead, let some of them slide the same you would with your husband or other children. Lots of reading. Reading aloud to your child and then checking for comprehension afterward through both written and oral means is a great way to help your child with auditory processing. Ask your child to summarize to see where she is missing information. Then, see if it is possible to condense information into short, simpler sentences. Use visual aids. The use of notes, flash cards, pictures, or sign language can be very helpful, even in the home. If you feel that your daughter has trouble listening in the morning and understanding what you expect from her, create a visual chart of the morning routine. Make a picture of negel vassar, a toothbrush, clothing, and breakfast. This will help her understand the sequencing of what you expect and will not frustrate either of you with multiple verbal demands. No multi-tasking. Children with auditory processing disorder often have trouble multi-tasking, especially because their memories are heavily taxed as a consequence of the auditory deficits. For example, if you ask your child with APD to put her shoes in the corner on her way to the laundry basket, you are setting her up for failure. Instead, keep tasks simple and singular. With time, routine tasks can be combined. While people don’t often discuss auditory processing disorder, it is an issue that comes up regularly in my office. Therefore, if the symptoms that you read above seem familiar, don’t hesitate to check them out. Early intervention is the best remedy!


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FAMILY ISSUES Feuerman

Concluding Thoughts The purpose of this article is to sensitize and encourage the readers to treat their emotions with due respect and acceptance. Certainly, we must cultivate in ourselves positive feelings such as empathy and kindness, while discouraging hate, greed and a whole host of other thoughts that can lead to sin. Yet, we must also internalize the character traits of love and patience and avoid self-loathing for merely human errors. We have all kinds of negative and unseemly feelings, but many people feel they are depraved monsters for having them and are filled with self-loathing and disgust. The Gemara Yoma (75a) tells us, “If one has worry in his heart, he

should speak of it to others.” Not feeling alone is an important strategy in managing troubling emotions. Learning about the struggles of those greater than us lessens our shame and despair, for we are not alone. Our tradition is filled with an enormous storehouse of collected wisdom about emotions and the very human nature of our struggles with them. There is temptation to either run away in fear when we encounter these frank and disturbing aggados, or explain them away quickly and forget about them. However, we can also study them, helping us become more confident and accepting of our own turbulent emotions as we grow into better people.

Back to tefillah. Sometimes, while I’m davening, I get tempted to offer Hashem advice on ways to bring children back. Divide and conquer; give them a really good zivug. Then I think, “Who am I talking to here? Who am I to give advice? If I’m so clever, how did they get into this mess in the first place? Of course I can’t advise Hashem.” I, like others, have been through the torment. We have had our dreams wrenched from us. We have lost all confidence in our mothering.

We have watched helplessly as each red line has been crossed. The change in clothing; the long hair; the shaved head; no davening; no Shabbos; no tefillin; perhaps an earring – what does it matter. Some people are afraid of us. They think they’ll catch it. “Those people should not be allowed to open their mouths near our uninfected little ones,” they say. They do not understand. We have been through it. We have learnt lessons. Lessons we could share. And those blessed parents whose children have come back, can they give us still longing ones some

tips. I hear them say, ”Who would have believed,” “I just held on and prayed,” “I never stopped loving and believing in them,” “I just closed my eyes, held my breath and finally they returned.” Oh my little ones, will you one day allow me to be zoche as well. Oy, Hakadosh Boruch Hu, is it in Your plan that these very children will come back or must it wait a generation or two? If I could choose to have a prayer answered, I would beg that these precious little princes of Melech Malchei HaMelochim would have the zechus to build their own batei neeman b’yisrael with a zivug matim and hogen b’karov me’od, me’od.

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congregation. “He should be married and have children because then he will pour out his heart and pray from the depths of his heart.” (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 128:7) True prayer needs to come from the depths of a person’s being and it must be concerned with the welfare of others. The Kohen Gadol who is not married atones on a lesser level than one who has a wife, children, a mortgage and family concerns. When we come to pray this Yom Kippur we need to think of the needs of those around us. Look around shul as you pray; think of the couple who has no children, the singles still looking for soul mates, the couple struggling financially? Our prayer is heard when it is concerned with the needs of others and when we make an effort to help them, to empathize and, when possible, make a commitment to alleviate their suffering and find a solution. Gmar Chatimah Tova

likely to earn less as adults than children raised in intact families. Religious worship, which has been linked to health and happiness as well as longer marriages and better family life, is less prevalent in divorced families. Parents usually experience a lot of pain when divorced, and the most common ways of handling that pain are either to withdraw from their children or to become overprotective. Children are sensitive to their parents’ feelings and have many ways of dealing with this trouble, either internally or externally. Children may respond with depression or guilt, feeling that somehow the pain is entirely their fault. Most children have a never-ending hope that their parents will reconcile, even after one or both parents have remarried. Therefore, a sense of abandonment by one or both parents is very common for such children and may contribute to at-risk behavior during adolescence.

Not all marital issues can be resolved by the couple – there are some issues that are too sensitive to handle alone. The subjects of such problems might include unfaithfulness; sexual frustrations; conflict involving in-laws, friends, siblings, and children; verbal abuse; and so on. When dealing with such problems, the best course is to ask a professional outside party for advice and opinions. Many people hesitate to receive expert advice because they are unfamiliar with it and feel uncomfortable. But professional advice is helpful and important because relationship experts have studied and dealt with similar or identical situations to yours and can assist you in seeing your situation from many perspectives with several solutions, of which one or more will suit you and your marriage best. No matter what your marital trouble may be, always remember these important steps: • Acknowledge and accept the problem. • Ask yourself why the problem troubles you. • Approach your spouse with your thoughts and feelings. • Talk it out. • Stay rational. • Seek an expert’s opinion and advice.

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did not comfort him? Would he have given up hope? We cannot know for sure, but this story unequivocally suggests that even a great Sage is vulnerable to temptation as well as to feelings of hopelessness. This is information that people need to know, not G-d forbid to gratuitously discredit our Sages. Rather, quite the opposite, for us to understand in a real way what their temptations and struggles were and how they overcame them. The chinuch message should be uplifting and inspiring: If they can do it, so can we!

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Assessing Your Marriage Parents of a teenager at risk need to ask themselves some very pointed questions to evaluate the quality of their marriage. Some of the questions are listed here: • Are you sensitive to your spouse’s needs? • Do you argue in a fair manner? • Do you resolve conflicts easily? • When you talk to each other, do feel you have been heard? If not, why not? • Are you content with your emotional, social and physical intimacy? • Do you have fun together? Do you joke about the bad times you may be having in a friendly way? • Are you forgiving with each other? • How do you handle the division of household responsibilities? Take a few minutes with your spouse to evaluate how you are doing in your marriage. The first step you must take is acknowledging and accepting any trouble that may exist. It is common for people to brush off an issue, expecting it will take care of itself and eventually go away. Nobody wants marital problems, but if you ignore them, you will only be giving them room to grow. Talk to your spouse about any problems and work together for a solution with which you both agree and feel comfortable.

If after evaluating your marriage, you have found unresolved areas of tension, it’s important to try and resolve your problems before they spill over into the life of your child. Improving your marriage may be the most important thing you can do to help your teenager.

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I am not a Rebbe person but I was in awe of the beautiful gripping article by Rayzel Reich (I Will Hold Your Empty Hands, 8-23), as told to her by her grandfather. I have never understood how some rebbes seem to almost have a sixth sense, one that goes beyond our everyday senses. But then again, I do believe that there are realms of wisdom and understanding that some people seem to penetrate.

Amy Wall NYC Re: “Back On The Field Again” (The Teshuvah Journey, 8-16) This is a wonderful story. As a Green Bay Packers fan I was surprised to read that they had a Jewish athlete on their team. But what makes this story special is how Veingrad was able to make the transition from that of an NFL player to that of a religious man and having the ability to parlay that into a successful speaking career. God certainly does work in mysterious ways.

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Insights from the Roshei Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary By Rabbi Meir Goldwicht

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The Connection Between Yom Kippur And Sukkot

very motza’ei Yom Kippur, a bat kol announces, “Go eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with a merry heart, for the Lord has already accepted your deeds” (Kohellet 9:7). Chazal explain (Midrash Rabbah, Kohellet) that this bat kol comes to inform us that HaKadosh Baruch Hu has forgiven all of our previously-committed aveiros and that a new cheshbon begins from this point. “Go eat your bread,” says the bat kol, “for your prayers have already been accepted.” From this midrash, we see that the y’mei hadin end on motza’ei Yom Kippur. On the other hand, we know that y’mei hadin end on Hoshanah Rabbah, a day on which more time is spent in prayer, with some staying awake all night. This leads us to ask: When do the y’mei hadin really end? At fi rst glance we seem to be faced with a contradiction in the words of Chazal – fi rst they tell us that the y’mei hadin end on motza’ei Yom Kippur, and then they tell us that the y’mei hadin in fact end on Hoshanah Rabbah. In Nechemia (8:17), the navi tells us that when the b’nei hagolah returned to Eretz Yisrael they built sukkot, “which they had not done since the days of Yehoshua bin Nun.” The Gemara in Erchin challenges this, wondering if it is really possible that they had not built sukkot since the time of Yehoshua bin Nun. Certainly in the time of David HaMelech, for instance, B’nei Yisrael built sukkot! Rather, what the pasuk means is that the b’nei hagolah had protection from the yetzer hara of avodah zara; Ezra, like none before him, requested the bittul (nullification) of this yetzer hara, which the pasuk likens to the protection of a sukkah. This leads us to our second question: How does a sukkah represent the bittul of the yetzer hara of avodah zara? In order to understand the answers to these questions, as well as their application to us, we must ask a third question: The fi rst time we fi nd a sukkah in the Torah is in Parashat Vayishlach. After Yaakov and Eisav go their sepa-

rate ways, the Torah tells us that Yaakov built sukkot for his livestock, and that he subsequently named that area Sukkot. Later, in Parashat Massei, the Torah mentions sukkot again, telling us that Bnei Yisrael made camp in Sukkot after leaving Raamses. The Torah is eternal, its words bearing infi nite meaning for all the generations; why is it so important that we know today of Yaakov’s, and later Bnei Yisrael’s, encampment in Sukkot?

rupting between geulah and tefillah, and answers that the bracha of Hashkiveinu is considered a geulah arichta, an extension of our reference to geulah. What we are to understand from this answer is that every geulah, personal or communal, is destined to collapse if the beneficiaries don’t request shemirah for that geulah. Hashkiveinu is a geulah arichta – the shemirah of “Shomer amo Yisrael” is essential for the preservation of the geulah of “ga’al Yisrael.”

This shemirah is represented by the sukkah – a fragile structure made of cheap, flimsy wood, without a door, without a lock, without an alarm system. The Gemara in Berachot (4b) teaches that we must juxtapose geulah and tefillah. The Gemara challenges this ruling based on the fact that in Maariv we say Hashkiveinu between the bracha of ga’al Yisrael and the Shemoneh Esrei, inter-

This shemirah is represented by the sukkah – a fragile structure made of cheap, flimsy wood, without a door, without a lock, without an alarm system. The sukkah makes a statement: we don’t need any external protection; HaKadosh Baruch

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Hu’s protection is more than enough. Indeed, in the bracha of Hashkiveinu itself we refer to the protection represented by the sukkah: “Ufros aleinu sukkat shelomecha, Spread over us the sukkah of Your peace.” With our new understanding of the relationship between geulah and shemirah, we can now resolve the apparent contradiction in Chazal regarding the conclusion of the y’mei hadin. In reality, the y’mei hadin end on motza’ei Yom Kippur. This end, however, is only in the sense of geulah. The geulah of motza’ei Yom Kippur is reinforced by Sukkot and Hoshanah Rabbah, when we spend more time in tefillah requesting shemirah of our positive judgment. Yehoshua bin Nun’s conquest of Eretz Yisrael was a tremendous geulah. However, he did not ask Hashem for shemirah of this geulah. (The Gemara in fact faults him for this.) When Ezra returned to Eretz Yisrael after seventy years of galut, he requested shemirah of this geulah through a bittul of the yetzer hara of avodah zara, which protected the b’nei hagolah like a sukkah. This principle must accompany us our entire lives: every time we merit geulah or siyata d’Shmaya we must pray for shemirah and endeavor to keep the geulah intact for as long as possible. This way we will continue to increase kavod Shamayim through all of our actions. Inasmuch as we connect our lives to Torah as the center and the guide for all our actions, through learning, through Shabbat and the chagim, through shiurim and sichot, we guarantee that all the growth and progress we have made so far will not go to waste. Not only will be able to protect our growth, but we will even be able to reinforce our growth, and to be mekadesh shem Shamayim in all of our actions. Please treat this article as Sheimos. Rabbi Meir Goldwicht is the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva at YU-Affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. September 13, 2013


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Bringing Your Yiddishkeit To Life By Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Niehaus

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem Sincere Repentance

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very Shabbos we look forward to the delightful seudos where we enjoy delicious food and drinks, sing zemiros, say divrei Torah, and spend wonderful time with our families. This coming Shabbos, Yom Kippur, will be quite different. We will spend most of the day in prayer and repentance, begging Hashem to forgive us for our sins, and we may forget that it is also Shabbos. However, from the fact that we ask for forgiveness “on this day of Shabbos,” we see that there is an integral connection between Shabbos and the atonement of Yom Kippur.

Teshuvah 101 One of the most important aspects of Yom Kippur is teshuvah, repentance. In fact, without it, we will not receive the atonement we so badly need. Yes, we all want to do teshuvah, and in truth, the Torah tells us (Nitzavim 30:14) “Ki karov eilecha ha’davar me’od – for it (teshuvah) is extremely close to you!” So why is it so difficult to do? The answer is that many of us simply never learned the basics of teshuvah. Let us then, in a practical manner, summarize how one does teshuvah. The literal translation of the word teshuvah is “return” – but to where? Hashem has granted every one of us a holy neshama, carved out of His Throne of Glory. Our job in this world is to use that neshama to sanctify our bodies and souls through learning Torah, doing mitzvos, and perfecting our character. Unfortunately, though, throughout our lives we drift away from Hashem and from where our neshamos used to be. Doing teshuvah returns us to that exalted and holy status. The first step is to become aware of what we are doing wrong. Before Yom Kippur one should look over the list in viduy and note which ones are applicable to our own lives. At the same time, we should think over our day, seeing where we can improve. For example – am I coming on time to Shacharis (or for a woman, am I taking the time to daven)? How much do I “space out” during Shemoneh Esreh? Do I remember to say brochos before and after I eat? Next is azivah, abandoning the sin. Try to think of ways to fix these problems, September 13, 2013

and understand why they are happening. Perhaps it is because we are not aware of their severity, or because we do not set up enough safeguards to prevent the Satan from overtaking us. Just to take an extreme example; one who has difficulty holding back from eating cheeseburgers should make sure not to walk past McDonald’s! The next step is charatah, regretting our actions. If one does not truly have remorse for his ways, then his repentance is just an outward act. Therefore, the more remorse one has, the more highly his repentance is regarded (Rabbeinu Yonah, Shaarei Teshuvah 1: 13). There are many levels of remorse. On one level is the one who regrets his actions because he realizes

vent them from happening again is accepted by Hashem. Furthermore, at the end of each Shemoneh Esrei we ask Hashem: “Ye’hee rotzon … shelo echeteh od – may it be Your will that I never sin again.” Rav Eliyashiv zt”l would say that this plea, if said truthfully and from our hearts, is tantamount to accepting on ourselves never to sin again, because it shows that this is truly our desire. (It may take until Ne’eelah to say these words with tremendous feeling.) And finally, viduy, verbally expressing all of the above, making these abstract ideas concrete. Even though Chazal formulated a fixed list to say, it is recommended that you focus on the list you compiled before Yom Kippur, saying it verbally at least

that Hashem has given him so much good and he has paid it back with bad. On another level is one who finds himself being punished or sees others receiving punishment and realizes that it can happen to him. This man wishes he had never sinned. Hashem, out of His great love and mercy accepts even that type of repentance. Part of this process is accepting on ourselves never to sin again – an extremely difficult step indeed. R’ Yisroel Salanter zt”l, the famed father of the mussar movement, suggests making a kabbalah – choosing one small thing that we can truly commit to keeping for the next year. Then we will have done a complete teshuvah in at least one area and will merit the atonement of Yom Kippur. As far as all the other sins go, the fact that we are trying to pre-

one time (even in English), after the standard version of viduy. And of course one should verbally express the kabalah at the same time. (Make sure to say “bli neder,” so that you will not be creating a vow!)

Shabbos Support Okay, I know what you are thinking – easier said than done! We all know how much we love ourselves and have much difficulty we have seeing anything bad in our actions. So how do we even start? This is where Shabbos comes in. The Tzlach tells us, that on Shabbos it is easier to gain true repentance. Rav Reuven Cohen (Rosh Kollel Zichron Yosef, Kiryat Sefer) explains this with a mishna in Demai (4:1), which states that normally an

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“am ha’aretz” is not believed when he says that maaser has been taken on his fruits. However, on Shabbos he is believed because the fear of Shabbos is upon him. The reason is that on Shabbos we are granted an extra neshama – a neshama yeseirah, which causes us to become much closer to Hashem. This instills a subconscious fear of Hashem, even in the ignoramus, which causes him to speak the truth. Now we understand why it is much easier to do teshuvah on Shabbos, because the first step in teshuvah is to really be honest with ourselves. On this day, when we feel Hashem’s presence in a stronger way, it is much harder to tell ourselves with a straight face that we are “just fine.” Our neshama yeseirah helps us to realize what needs to be fixed and requires atonement. But it goes even further. As mentioned above, true remorse is the key to full repentance. During the week, when we are involved in material matters it is hard for us to really feel bad about what we have done wrong. On Shabbos, however, we are involved in spiritual pursuits and thus see, in a clearer way, the purpose of the world and what we are supposed to be accomplishing. The realization of how far we are from fulfilling our task strikes a chord in our hearts and we truly regret our actions. If we really want to get the full benefit of this special power of Shabbos, we must remember on Yom Kippur that it is also Shabbos. Each time we mention Shabbos during davening, if we think that because it is Shabbos, we are now so close to Hashem, we will come even closer. This in itself is what we are trying to accomplish with teshuvah – to come back to Hashem where we truly belong. May we merit, through Shabbos and the extreme holiness of Yom Kippur, to truly repent and receive a complete atonement! Rabbi Niehaus was raised and educated in Los Angeles and subsequently attended Yeshivas Toras Moshe in Yerushalayim. He is the Rosh Kollel of the Zichron Aron Yaakov Night Kollel in Kiryat Sefer, Israel, and lectures for the English speaking public. He can be contacted at kollel.zay@gmail.com


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By Michael Gros

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Teshuvah In Tikrit

s a chaplain in the U.S. Army, Rabbi (Mark) Nosson Sachs has been able to provide spiritual support to soldiers around the world and even inspire teshuvah in Jews in uniform. People who would never normally approach a rabbi have asked him the deepest life questions, amidst the uncertainties and trials of war. And in the most unlikely of locations, he has learned his own lessons about mesirat nefesh and the nobility of the neshama.

After becoming frum in college in the late 1970s, he received smicha and then joined the U.S. Army as a Chaplain. He is currently a Reserve Chaplain living in Pittsburgh, and had been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2006 and 2007, respectively. During his rotation in Iraq, Rabbi Sachs provided religious services for Jewish soldiers in the most improbable and uplifting locations. He hosted a Seudat Shlishit meal in the boardroom of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard headquarters and Simchat Torah services and a melave malka in Saddam’s palace. He spent Yom Kippur that year in Tikrit, Hussein’s birthplace and burial location. More importantly, Tikrit is just 250 miles from the ancient city of Nineveh, and reading Sefer Yonah that afternoon meant more to him than it had ever before. That Yom Kippur he was joined by twenty-two soldiers and civilian contractors, many of whom did not attend synagogue back home, but who had risked their lives to come to the service. “Some of them convoyed through dangerous areas, dodging snipers, risking their life to come to davening. I asked myself, ‘what do I usually risk to daven? Not much.’ These people went out of their way, doing something a bit dangerous to go to shul.” One of the attendees, a lieutenant, told Rabbi Sachs that one of her soldiers also wanted to attend the Kol Nidre service, but missed it because he was in the field hospital with a serious intestinal illness. Rabbi Sachs went to visit the soldier. As he entered the hospital tent, the soldier struggled to sit up in his bed out of respect for Rabbi Sachs’ officer rank. Rabbi Sachs quickly sat down to not trouble the soldier. “He took my hand in his, told me he had been in the army for six years and had never met a rabbi. He was so

touched that I had come to see him. He had questions a rabbi dreams that a congregant would ask him – do we believe in eternal life? What do we need to do for G-d to forgive us? What exactly is ‘doing what is right?’ The questions you ask when you really care. “He kept me for about 45 minutes. That interchange happens in a war zone, when you’re much more close to your mortality.” While in Afghanistan, Rabbi Sachs visited a base on the Pakistan border that had been hit by rockets six times the day before. The following day, it was attacked again. Upon arriving, Rabbi Sachs was told that a Jewish soldier wanted to meet him. “I was introduced to this enormous man. His father was Irish. His mother was Jewish. O’Reilly, it’s a great name for a Jew. “He was very troubled. He had been in Iraq on a previous deployment, in four vehicles that struck IEDs [Improvised Explosive Devices]. The last one jettisoned him 30 feet out of the vehicle. He was the only survivor. “He had been a member of the Grateful Dead motorcycle group. Since the IEDs, he was thinking about his life, mortality. He had done things that he regretted. This soldier’s question to me was, ‘Yom Kippur is coming. Can G-d forgive me? What do I have to do to be forgiven?’ “To be a rabbi in such an environment, with someone panicking, is a big responsibility. He would never come to an Orthodox shul, so we have to come to him. I said, ‘Yes, Hashem will forgive you. Here’s what you have to do.’” When he first joined the army, Rabbi Sach’s first assignment was as the Jewish Chaplain for the U.S. military community stationed in and around Frankfurt, Germany. During his three and a half-year appointment Rabbi Sachs hosted weekly Shabbat services on the Main Post and monthly communal meals. He also drove to outlying posts and Jewish communities to provide religious services, and to teach and provide chizuk to soldiers and lay people.

In Frankfurt, Rabbi Sachs befriended an American named Ed who was working for a branch of a U.S. bank. He asked him if he would be interested in learning Gemara with him. The man demurred, saying he didn’t know how, so Rabbi Sachs offered to teach him. As they learned together they developed an even deep-

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er rapport. Ed revealed that he had attended yeshiva katana while growing up and loved it. His parents worried that he was getting too religious for them so they pulled him out in the fourth grade.

Ed loved their learning sessions. Once they were learning a Gemara that says a person must show kavod to a talmid chacham who has lost his learning, because just like the original luchot still maintained some of their kedusha even when broken, so too the talmid chacham. When he read the words, Ed started to cry. “This is truth, this is beautiful. I want to own this!” Ed said. “It’s already yours,” Rabbi Sachs replied. In relating the story of learning with Ed, Rabbi Sachs cited the Gemara in Yevamos (79a) that describes three primary qualities of the Jewish people. The first is that we are filled with rachamim – mercy. “Learning this just touched him. He became teary eyed.” Kiruv workers say one of the most effective tools to inspire Jewish growth is to learn Gemara with a person as the pages of the text unlock a man’s neshama. By the time they reached the twentieth page of the Gemara, Ed and his wife Lillian had decided to kasher their kitchen and were keeping Shabbat. Ed and his wife moved back to America, enrolled their two children in Jewish day schools and continue to maintain a shomer Shabbat home. Twenty-five years later their family is still shomer Shabbat and they have a son currently serving in the IDF. As the saying goes, there are no atheists in a foxhole. The theater of war leads soldiers to question their purpose and the direction of their lives. Far away from home, even during peacetime, people are open to inquiring about their beliefs and values. Rabbi Sachs and other chaplains are often the first responders, helping them to discover that G-d is everywhere, even in a foxhole. Michael Gros writes from Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. The Teshuva Journey column chronicles uplifting teshuva journeys and inspiring kiruv tales. To read more articles and sign up to receive them via email, visit http://www.michaelgros.com September 13, 2013


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Dear Dr. Yael By Yael Respler, Ph.D. with Orit Respler-Herman, Psy.D.

Bullying Must End Now Dear Readers: students feeling more confident. Many are able to fend off previous martial arts classes. Even-Esh is now training this boy and many other yeI was fortunate enough to meet Captain Eilon Even- a bully after only one lesson. Esh – with whom I was extremely impressed – at a For example, I know a boy who attained an orange shiva boys around the country in Krav Maga. He teaches Shabbaton where we were both forum presenters. Our belt in martial arts. But in just one class with Even-Esh them practical methods to deal effectively with the bullies conversation focused on a subject of great importance to he learned more about how to handle bullies, along with in their lives. As a therapist, I know that these child bullies often specific techniques in self-defense, than he did in many both of us: bullies in the yeshiva system. struggle with serious self-esteem problems and As a mother and grandmother, I wonder bully others to feel momentarily better about what my reaction would be if one of my children their situation. The victims, however, still hurt or grandchildren faced the demeaning experifrom the bully’s taunts and threats. Dealing ence of being bullied by his or her peers. In addiwith bullies is often alien to our young sons who tion, I think about those who have spoken about have parents who try to speak with each other the bullying experience and how they felt helpwith great love and respect. less to do anything to change the situation. I am Please remember that teaching middos is concerned about children who have relatively absolutely essential when instructing a child good self-esteem, yet are still being bullied by to defend himself or herself; after all, our mantheir classmates in and out of yeshiva. Parents date is to raise solid Torah-observant Jews. have told me that even after making numerous With this in mind, Even-Esh inculcates Torah calls to yeshiva heads to complain about the haand middos into his work and has even created rassment their children are facing, they still feel the unique concept of a middos contract that powerless in their quest to overcome this daunthis students sign. The contract emphasizes that ing problem. all the taught techniques are to be utilized in a So when I met Even-Esh, I realized that manner that is consistent with being a true ben Hashem was clearly sending me a shaliach to Torah. This curriculum emphasizes the need for assist me in my attempt to help the community a ben Torah to defend himself as opposed to a solve this difficult problem, one that is adversely ben Torah needing to accept being a victim. affecting so many of our children. Even-Esh’s work is potentially a true gift to My daughter, Dr. Orit Respler-Herman, and bullying victims in our community as well as to I have written columns on the issue of bullythose suffering from the pain of bullying othing. We also did a radio show this summer on ers. He serves as an example of how to properly the subject. Despite our efforts, I didn’t possess channel the true energies of bnei Torah. I recomenough knowledge to alleviate the pain I’ve exmend that all of my readers who are struggling perienced through the eyes of mothers’ personal to protect their children from bullies, as well as struggles with their bullied children. to adults coping with stress, anger and aggresEven-Esh, who was in a special-forces unit sion issues, contact Captain Even-Esh. He can in the IDF where he learned hand-to-hand be reached at 917-376-3637. He is available for combat (Krav Maga) and who also served personal and group appointments. in the USMC where he learned the Marine I wish all of you gefen, gezunt, parnassah Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), beand nachas in 5774. May all of our tefillos be anlieves that bullying is an issue with few real swered l’tovah. And let’s teach our children true solutions. The bully won’t listen to the scoldmiddos so bullying finally ends. ing parent while a bully’s parents are often in denial or are too passive to correct their chilDr. Yael Respler is a psychotherapist in dren’s behavior in the proper manner. The real private practice who provides marital, datantidote, Even-Esh says, is to empower the ing, and family counseling, and deals with children being bullied. problems in the intimate marital relationship. Given his background, Even-Esh feels that She can be reached at 718-259-4965 or at the majority of karate classes for children – curThe captain teaches a form of Krav Maga DearDrYael@aol.com. Dr. Orit Respler-Herrently being offered to our community as solutions to the bullying crisis – provide fairly good man, a child psychologist, co-authors this colthat is very simple, effective and easy outlets for physical fitness and self-confidence. and is now in private practice providing to remember. The end result is that he creates umn But he believes that the techniques being taught complete psychological evaluations as well a very steep learning curve with many are typically not effective in a real self-defense as child and adolescent therapy. She can be or bullying situations. The captain teaches a students feeling more confident. Many are able reached at 917-679-1612. Previous columns form of Krav Maga that is very simple, effective can be viewed at www.jewishpress.com. To to fend off a bully after only one lesson. and easy to remember. The end result is that he find out more information about Dr. Respler’s creates a very steep learning curve with many radio show, visit www.dryaelrespler.com September 13, 2013

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n my previous column I wrote about the growing phenomenon in the western world of couples opting out of having children. An increasing number of fertile women and men are deliberately choosing to be childless. While their reasons may vary, and could be viewed as being selfish or immature, I do applaud their decision to “stick to their guns” and not give in to the grinding pressure they undoubtedly are subjected to by their families and society at large to produce children. Thus they will not have offspring they do not want, who very possibly, would have been at risk for being physically, verbally or emotionally abused by their resentful or emotionally distant parents. Our community has a very different mindset – we live to have children. Each child is considered a bracha – a priceless commodity to cherish and nurture. Thus, it cannot be over-emphasized that everybody and anybody involved in the shidduch parsha – parents; shadchanim; references; roshei yeshiva; teachers; coworkers; neighbors – has a moral obligation to ensure, to the best of their ability and awareness, that the boy or girl being set up are emotionally and mentally sound enough to be competent and loving mothers and fathers. I remember being privy to a conversation during which a young wife mentioned her husband’s friend who had gotten divorced a few months into his marriage. His wife was crazy he insisted – he had to get away from her. Tragically, she had been expecting and now he had a child he would never know as he had cut off any connection with his ex-wife. I couldn’t help feel horrified at the thought that if his perception of his ex-wife was true – that she was mentally ill – then this child had been dealt two destructive blows: no father, and being raised by an emotionally unstable mother. The fact that this man would walk away from his child speaks volumes in terms of how “normal” he is – but the fact remains that this child is likely to have mental health issues being raised by a “crazy” mother. We all know the kids who are growing up in a mentally unhealthy environment. Often, they are the outsiders in school – the ones their classmates avoid. No one wants a play date with an “oddball” or someone who keeps to him/herself, or who never invites back. I remember several of my sons’ classmates’ mothers – some constantly yelled at and belittled their child, others were super controlling, not letting their child speak but answering questions directed to their son. Others were “nice” but once you befriended them, they would want your company all the time, calling dozens of times a day to get together. Often friendships were undermined by a parent’s distorted perception of reality. A mother I know would scold her son’s playmates if she felt they didn’t pass the ball often enough to him. Didn’t they like him? Was he not good enough to catch the ball, she would shout from the porch as she watched them play? This child grew up to be socially isolated and inept because of unrealistic expectations.

Out Of The FOG Sadly, due to circumstances out of their control, there are hapless people with what are called personality disorders. While doing some research, I came across a fascinating website called “out of the FOG.” (outofthefog.net) Out of the FOG is “an information site and support group offering help to family members and lovedones of people who suffer from personality disorders… Personality Disorders negatively affect the quality of life not only of the people who suffer from them, but also their family members, spouses, partners, friends, colleagues and acquaintances…The acronym FOG stands for Fear, Obligation & Guilt – feelings that often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder.”

Our community has a very different mindset – we live to have children. Each child is considered a bracha – a priceless commodity to cherish and nurture. Various personality disorders include: APD – Antisocial Personality Disorder; AVPD – Avoidant Personality Disorder; BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder; DPD – Dependent Personality Disorder; HPD -Histrionic Personality Disorder; NPD – Narcissistic Personality Disorder and OCPD -Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, among others. A statistic posted by Out of the Fog, states that about 75% of people with personality disorders were in some way abused as children.

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The website, among other things, lists 100 common traits of personality disordered individuals. It is an eyeopening read. Here is a very small sampling of them: Avoidance – The practice of withdrawing from relationships with other people as a defensive measure to reduce the risk of rejection, accountability, criticism or exposure. That might explain why some people cannot commit despite being set up with “top” boys or girls or they work at low-level jobs that they are over-qualified for. They reject the date or the responsibility of a challenging job because of deep-rooted feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy. Blaming – The practice of identifying a person or people responsible for creating a problem, rather than identifying ways of dealing with the problem. It is so much easier to fault someone else than admit your shortcomings and take responsibility. As individuals and as Jews – we know all too well the horrific situation of being the scapegoat. Triggering -Small, insignificant, or minor actions, statements or events that produce a dramatic or inappropriate response. For example, a husband goes ballistic because his wife baked the potatoes instead of frying them. Tunnel Vision – A tendency to focus on a single concern, while neglecting or ignoring other important priorities. Dependency – An inappropriate and chronic reliance by an adult individual on another individual for their health, subsistence, decision making or personal and emotional well-being. Invalidation – The creation or promotion of an environment that encourages an individual to believe that their thoughts, beliefs, values or physical presence are inferior, flawed, problematic or worthless. The website strongly makes clear that anyone exhibiting certain behaviors and traits does not necessarily have a personality disorder, however, I urge that those in the parsha not to summarily dismiss or rationalize behavior they find problematic – no matter how badly they want the shidduch to take place. All of Yisrael is responsible for one another. To all people involved in shidduchim – know that you are halachically forbidden to “put a stumbling block in front of a blind person.” If you are aware that the young man or woman being suggested has mental health issues (that are not being treated – as there are therapies and medications that can help) do not try to fob a personality-disordered individual onto a normal person in the hopes that marriage will straighten him or her out. What it will likely do is place an innocent neshama in Gehennom, and generate new neshamot who will suffer terribly from the day they are born. Cheryl Kupfer can be reached at magazine@jewishpress.com September 13, 2013


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The Person Behind The Chair... And Beyond By Ann Novick

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Jealous Of Me – How Is That Possible?

One former mentioned a comment that had been are giving eventually comes to an end. Whether that time she could never go anywhere. Now, because it ends temporarily as we finally learn to embrace she can visit friends or go on trips, she takes every made to him, “You lead a better life than I do!” and wonthe gift of respite or permanently ends, as we opportunity to do so. Another caregiver who put his dered if the neighbor would have had the same reaction become formers, we suddenly have time to give to our- wide variety of interests on hold for the fifteen years had she been a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s. selves. While it has been something we have longed for, of his wife’s illness now makes sure to take one course Other caregivers felt traces of jealousy even from members of their own families. Many got the mesif we have been caregivers for years or desage that instead of spending their money cades, learning how to give to our self takes on themselves with “indulgent” trips and some adjustment. It is not easy to overcome activities and “self centered purchases,” they the feelings of guilt and the misplaced illushould support their children more than they sion that we are being selfish. However, if already were and make their children’s life we do not give to ourselves now there may easier. They told me that the message came soon come a time when we can’t – “if not now, not just from their children but family and when?” acquaintances as well. For many formers it can become a comOther caregivers reported that they were pulsion. Feeling that time is running out receiving support from their children – espeand that their future years are limited, some cially if those children had been home during formers race to make up for the years of work the care giving years and had seen firsthand and the decades of deprivation. If they still the losses their parents experienced. have the means to travel and friends to go Change is as difficult to accept as it is to with, many formers start to make up for lost do. If you wait for support and encouragetime. Dreams of visiting exotic places can ment from those around you, you may never now become a reality. And for many, travelget what you so desperately need. If you wait ing becomes an obsession as they compensate for the encouragement and approval of those for the lost decades. Now that they have the with no care giving experience, you will contime, other formers begin to take courses in tinue to be a prisoner in your own home. If subjects that interest them. Hobbies they you meet other’s expectations instead of your once loved and had to put on hold for years own, you may never walk through those now can now be enjoyed. Staying at home becomes open doors and see what is waiting for you on something they may no longer choose to do. It the other side. is time to enjoy life and make up for so many As with everything in life, the choice is lost years. Staying at home becomes something they yours. I spoke with a group of caregivers and formers who shared with me the tremay no longer choose to do. It is time to enjoy mendous work it took to get to this point. You can contact me at life and make up for so many lost years. Giving to yourself after decades of givannnovick@hotmail.com ing to your loved one, takes a tremendous shift in your emotional thinking. As with care giv- a day in things he loves to learn about, whether at the ing, the world around us rarely understands what local university or the senior center. He shared with we go through and how we need and should spend me that he never knew there were so many interesting our well deserved, well entitled and finally received courses available and he intends to take every one of them should Hashem allow him the health, time and free time. One of these caregivers, now a former, finally got ability. While they all felt they had earned the privilege of usher wish to travel. She has gone on so many trips this year that she keeps a packed suitcase by her door so ing their time as they wanted, most of them agreed that that she can take off at a moment’s notice. She shared the reaction of their family and community was not one with me that traveling may have become a compulsion. of happiness for them. They all had detected hints of jealThe illness was with her for over twenty years. In all ousy at their new life style.

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A Doctor’s Devotion

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h oh.” I didn’t like what I was seeing. You see, I was experiencing symptoms such as unusual bleeding…I’ll spare you the rest of the details. Just as anyone would do, I looked for a specialist who would be able to help me. In my case, I consider myself lucky to be a patient of an outstanding professional – Dr. Abraham Pollack M.D. whose practice is Madison Breast Imaging. Not only is Dr. Pollack experienced and a top doctor, he goes far beyond the scope of his duties as a medical expert and gives his patients much more than one could ever expect. For you see, he gives his heart – you can feel his utter sincerity each time you come to his office. I called his office, only to hear a message informing me that Dr. Pollack was away. So, I tried Dr. Pollack’s personal cellphone. Amazing, isn’t it? But this is the kind of man we are talking about. Dr. Pollack had once given me his cell phone number so that I would be able to contact him if the need arose. Well, this was definitely the case here. “Hello,” the doctor’s voice came over the line. “Hi, this is Mrs. N. calling, I really must see you as soon as possible,” I began, and described my symptoms. “Well, Mrs. N., what you’re describing is defi nitely not an emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately. Your current symptoms should resolve themselves within the next day or so. Under normal circumstances, I would suggest you see me today. However, since I’m actually talking to you from the airport on my way to Israel to celebrate the bar mitzvah of my grandson, I can’t have you come to the office today. So, in case things don’t settle down, please call me at any time. And of course, I’ll be back in two weeks and I want you to come in and see me.” After that conversation I felt comfortable enough to resume my busy routine and jumped right back full force into my housekeeping, cooking, cleaning etc.. However, my body was sending me messages that forced me to slow my pace. And then it was time to call Dr. Pollack again. This time, the doctor sounded very concerned. “You need to see a doctor, right away.

As Told To S. Gross I am going to make arrangements for you to see someone I trained myself, someone I trust to deal with this delicate situation. I am going to call him now and get back to you with the information.”

“I..I...I...But weren’t you supposed to stay in Israel for two weeks and spend time with your family? And now you’re cutting your trip short for me? This is unbelievable. I’ve never heard of anything like this before.”

He goes far beyond the scope of his duties as a medical expert and gives his patients much more than one could ever expect. For you see, he gives his heart. Each time I play back in my mind what next occurred, I am amazed at Dr. Pollack’s course of action – and this is the point of my story. The phone rang. Dr. Pollack again. The devoted doctor at his best. “Mrs. N., I want to let you know that I couldn’t arrange for the other doctor to see you; it seems he is away as well. But, I don’t want you to worry. I am coming back to the States and want you to come in to the office tomorrow.” There. simple. Just like that. Tears sprang to my eyes and my words stayed deep down in my throat, refusing to make their way up. “Mrs N.?” Dr. Pollack was waiting.

Then it dawned on me; I can convince him to stay. This is insane, I was thinking to myself, that he should actually do something like this – just because of me? So I quickly shifted gears. “Doctor, please don’t come! How could you?” And listen to his answer: “Mrs. N., first of all, I already checked in, so it is too late. And I want you to know, I really would not have any peace staying here and worrying about you. It’s more worth it for me to come and see you. Let us both just daven and hope that all should end well.” My brain refused to register what I was hearing and tried to make sense of

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what the doctor was actually telling me. “But what about your wife? Your kids?” I asked. “Actually, Shelly encouraged me to do what we both feel is the right thing. As for my kids, what greater lesson can a father give over to his children? Instead of trying to teach them about sacrificing for others, I can actually be a living example!” Wow! I was stunned. Completely awed. Whatever words I used to express my thanks to the doctor were inadequate. And after trying for a while I simply gave up. We fi nished up the call by making up a time for us to meet at his office. As it turned out to be, I was, Baruch Hashem, extremely lucky. After examining me and running some tests, Dr. Pollack told me that I was going to be okay and there was nothing serious for me to worry about. My story could have ended here – but Hakadosh Baruch Hu is the Master storyteller. And here is the twist I’d like to share with you. The very next day, I received another call from Dr. Pollack. I immediately detected something in his voice. He sounded shaken. “Mrs. N. I want you to know that you had the zechus to save another woman’s life! Here is the story Dr. Pollack told me. That day before, as Dr. Pollack was examining me, another woman called him complaining of a throbbing pain in her neck. Dr. Pollack advised her to see an ENT and told her that afterwards she should come see him as well. The ENT diagnosed an infection in her neck and prescribed antibiotics. The woman was still unsettled and came to the office to see Dr. Pollack as well. Dr. Pollack saw something totally different than the ENT and suggested a totally different treatment – which is what the woman actually needed. Had she not come to see him…well who knows what would have been. How wondrous are the ways of Hashem. He, in His infinite kindness and wisdom sent Dr. Pollack back into his office, because of me – or so it seemed. But we were lucky to find out the real reason behind Dr. Pollack’s benevolent act of gemilas chesed. September 13, 2013


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Hyman Bloom’s Paintings and Drawings White Box 329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 212 714 2347 / www.whiteboxny.org Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm Until September 22, 2013

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yman Bloom: Paintings and Drawings (1940 – 2005),” currently at White Box (the cutting edge international art space on Broome Street), is a rare opportunity to observe the creative process of one of the most important practitioners of 20th century Jewish Art in America. Totally dominating the pristine gallery space are 18 large oil paintings of rabbis each holding a large Torah scroll. It is as if the artist invited you into the most private recesses of his studio (which in reality he never would permit), put his arm around you and explained, “this is exactly how an artist makes paintings about being a modern Jew.” Considering the subject of the paintings and the nature of the venue, this is a shocking and gusty show. Bloom, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 96, was

Jew with Torah (#2) (1990s), oil on canvas by Hyman Bloom Courtesy White Box and Estate of Hyman Bloom

a highly respected and yet tragically under-valued star of the mid-century avant-garde. Born in Latvia in 1913, his traditional cheder education quickly fell by the wayside upon September 13, 2013

immigration to the United States and settlement in Boston in 1920. Art school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the local West End settlement house eventually led to working on the Federal Art Project of the WPA where he blossomed artistically. On the occasion of his retrospective at the National Academy of Design in December 2002, I related: “… Dorothy Miller, curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, visited his studio [in Boston] in 1941 and included him in “Americans 1942” at the Modern. His paintings of that era include “The Bride,” “Rabbi,” “The Synagogue” as well as paintings of “Female Corpse” and “Corpse of Man.” “The Synagogue,”[depicting the Kol Nidrei service] purchased by the Modern in 1943, was part of the opening exhibition of the Jewish Museum in 1947. In 1950 he is one of seven artists, including Arshile Gorky, John Marin, Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale. By all accounts, Bloom had become an established member of the American modern art scene. In 1954 Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning considered Bloom “the first Abstract Expressionist artist in America.” In 1954 he had a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Even though he was considered an insider, he willfully remained on the periphery of the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York and slowly drifted out of public notice and the New York art world. In the subsequent years he sequestered himself away from the Boston and New York art scenes and pursued a metaphysical journey creating paintings of fantastic landscapes, séances, seascapes, still lifes, trees and hallucinatory fish. In the current exhibition almost none of these subjects are shown. Rather, the 18 paintings here all date from the last 25 years of his life and represent the underlying struggle with meaning and spirituality that defined his entire artistic life. No artist’s lifetime of work can or should be summed in one sweeping statement. With that acknowledged, Bloom’s paintings of rabbis, first created in the 1940s, represent a major personal and artistic struggle, conscious or not, to come to terms with being an assimilated Jew in modern America. Menachem Wecker trenchantly observed upon reviewing the rabbi paintings in 2009… “The rabbis in Hyman Bloom’s paintings look like rabbis, dress like rabbis, and come with all the usual rabbinic accessories: beards, hats, kippahs and Torah scrolls. But don’t let that fool you... they aren’t real.” Rather they are “imaginary constructs…” Indeed they are barely concealed portraits of the archetypical Jew lurking inside the very contemporary Hyman Bloom. Bloom’s paintings easily transcend the trope of solipsistic self-portraits. Rather he decided to play out his secret obsession with the lush tools of painterly expressionism that came so naturally to him, utilizing a veritable encyclopedia of art historical references, returning to these paintings year in year out over the decades of his old age. The

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works exhibited here were almost all gleaned directly from paintings left in his studio after his death, expertly chosen and hung by the curator Jan Frank with the full collaboration of Juan Puntes (Founder and Artistic Director) and Tony Guerrero (Executive Director) of White Box.

Rabbi with Torah (#6) (1995-2005), oil on canvas by Hyman Bloom Courtesy White Box and Estate of Hyman Bloom

Each of these eighteen paintings is a large work ranging from 48” x 40” to 72” x 55.” In every painting a robed figure holds a Torah scroll, many also holding a large book in his free hand. Each man is bearded, with a skullcap or clerical head covering; over half wear one type of streimel or another. Collected here is a random catalogue of religious Jewish men. The notion that they are “rabbis’ is of course simply a cultural shorthand reflecting that the images represent Jewish individuals with a close connection to the Torah; fervently holding, clasping or embracing this holy object, the font of all Jewish knowledge and wisdom. In reality and, I would assert, in Bloom’s mind, these were simply Jewish men with the ultimate symbol of their faith and people. It is clear he couldn’t get them out of his mind. Viewing them clockwise and starting on the left wall allows us to sample Bloom’s painterly and Jewish concerns and imagine an underlying narrative. Number 1 (please forgive the arbitrary numbering but they are all identified as “Jew with Torah” or “Rabbi with Torah”) introduces a spectral dark-haired figure, the daub of orange and white


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Studio (1940-2005) animates his eye just as a translucent diagonal connects the substance of the Torah he holds with a supernal realm in the upper left. Looking up from the book he holds, this Jew is secure in all aspects of his faith. Number 2 is older and more contemplative. He hovers between standing and sitting, holding the crowned scroll in a calm tranquil environment, only the agitated charcoal lines drawn later delineate his features and aged hands. The Torah is his rightful possession, but slightly distant, and yet in perfect Rembrandtian balance with his august presence.

Jew with Torah (#7) (1990’s), oil on canvas by Hyman Bloom Courtesy White Box and Estate of Hyman Bloom

The next set of paintings are hung four-square, summoning “The Four Ages of Rabbis.” The young blond Jew with a vibrant rust-colored streimel matched by a crimson Torah cover is surrounded by bold black and white tallit. His hands are barely sketched in as he strides towards the viewer, bold and confident. Next a mature black haired rabbi, eyes wide open, seems to embrace both Torah and sacred book equally. The agitated brushstrokes create a lively tension underlying his calm demeanor. The lower left painting of the set depicts a pious old fool sitting with his Torah, green hued and white haired in a blissful revere.

Finally (Number 6) an old gnome tightly clasps his Torah outlined by an electric white charge. He is the “grumpy” of the series, a bitter figure casting a skeptical eye off to the side; mostly in shades of white overshadowed by threatening Prussian blue clouds lit by an orange glow. The form is created simultaneously from the outside in and from the animated surrounding negative space, an unmistakable echo of DeKooning. (The art historical references Bloom introduces never define his images; rather they only contextualize his meaning, casting the Jewish subjects in a foreign, unsettling and revealing light of the references themselves) Next we see a lone lyrical fantasy in pastel pinks, yellows, blues and violets that place our rabbinic figure before a Disneyland apparition of castle-like structures. The golden sky bleeds down into the glowing rimonim which in turn illuminate the sitter’s ample white beard and fantastic swirls of calligraphic peyos. He concentrates his deliberate strides, cascading through the picture plane, fleeing the fantasy world behind him. One might imagine contemplation would be the predominant rabbinic mode, but these ‘rabbi’ paintings are immersed in a psychic combat, restless and troubled. The contemplation of Number 9 is an exception, emphasized by the naturalism of the light shining through the lattice window on the right, surrounded by a peach-colored wall. The light passes behind the sitter, finally landing on the glowing pink end table on the left. The figure is sandwiched between these two evocative colors, deep in thought, absentmindedly stroking the deep red velvet Torah cover in the midst of painterly line, texture color and gesture. These are never “Rebbe Paintings” in any sense of the term. Rather they explore the spirit of thinking Jewish men wrestling with the foundations of their (and Bloom’s) ancestral faith. The end wall is occupied by the two largest works, both of which open up the pictorial space; especially the painting on the right, Number 12. Here the rabbi is in his grandest environment, a vaulted cavernous space reminiscent of the mystical synagogues of Safed, massive columns supporting blue painted vaults. Here our rabbi seems to float slightly over the earth-colored floor, a lone human presence grasping the Torah as his only anchor. This show is deeply instructive about the process of making significant art utilizing modernist means to plumb the complexities of the religious spirit. Number 15 is an image in formation, barely visible as it emerges from thin swaths of color and agitated lines, gestural white chalk drawing and our visual memory from the other rabbi motifs. These works are never illustrative or descriptive. Rather the process hews at the subtle problems of faith and corporal temptation with the raw elements of paint, color, line, texture and image. Meaning emerges from the making. While each painting summons its unique universe, the last painting, Number 18, represents the dramatic con-

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clusion to the series (which was, of course, created by the curators who hung the show). The luminous painting glimmers with an electric green, defining and creating space. Significantly the rabbi turns away from his Torah that rests in his left arm (the ‘incorrect’ arm to hold the Torah). His eyes are closed and in anguish. He twists back in his chair, a figure in revulsion, pinned down by his burden. The Torah seems to present him with a conundrum unlike any other painting here. In this painting the holy object is his adversary that he cannot shed. This grand and tragic painting is the unsettled finale of Bloom’s lifelong struggle with the living content of his Jewish heritage.

Jew with Torah (#9) (mid 1980’s – early 1990’s), oil on canvas by Hyman Bloom Courtesy White Box and Estate of Hyman Bloom

For Bloom and his generation the only way to become a contemporary artist was to quickly shed the Yiddishkeit he was born into. And yet a vibrant piece of the Torah itself remained with him for over nine decades, gnawing at his creative fiber and demanding to be recognized as the ancient core of his being. These extraordinary paintings are testament to Hyman Bloom’s Jewish soul. Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Please feel free to contact him with comments at richardmcbee.com September 13, 2013


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To Bury W

hat a beautiful morning! The thought strikes me with the high sun that hits my face. I shut the door of our small ghetto house, and step out towards the street. The cool air is crisp, stimulating – not too cold. The sun slices through it, bringing the day alive to bright vibrancy. What a day! Perfect Sukkos weather. And I am so lucky that I work for Doctor Mikowajko. The kind Polish doctor lets me take off work for Yom Tov. Today is Chol Hamoed, so I am going to work in his house. But I know that if I ever need to, I can come and go as I please. My arms lift as I walk, pulling my light jacket open. I feel like flying through this bright air. I take a few half-running steps, drinking in the air. It is life, it is promise, and – it strikes a discordant note in my heart as it flows into my lungs. In front of me, to the right, is the building that used to be the Talmud Torah. Now the Judenrat have converted it into a hospital. The “hospital” stares me in the face, screaming typhoid to the world. It slaps me together with the joyful breeze, an uneasy mixture. I don’t want to feel gloom on Chol Hamoed. I’ll just walk past. But wait – what’s this? A figure standing still here on the sidewalk, right outside the hospital. The building lies in a slight hollow, so that its windows are eye level with the street. The man stands there, right outside a window, as if he is speaking to someone inside. Oh. I see who it is. It’s Feivel Vilner. The beard is gone now, but he is still tall and good looking. What is he doing standing outside that window? It hits me in a moment. Yumi. Feivel has five sons and three daughters. All tall, handsome, and intelligent, like their father. Feivel is a good man. A little bit modern, I guess. I know he wanted his children to be erliche yidden. Shomrei Torah umitzvos. But Feivel also had his eyes open. He also wanted his children to live. He knew that there was no future for us Jews in Europe. He knew that education was the September 13, 2013

As told to Rayzel Reich by her key to the future. He knew that The West was the future for the Jews. If his sons could go to Israel... normal, free, citizens, free men... They could have a happy, normal, life... And so his sons went to cheder... And after bar mitzvah, they went to public school, and then to university. Some went to Israel.

medicine, and most of all, starvation. The bowels of the ghetto embrace death. Starvation lets in the sickness, welcomes it with open arms to weakened bodies. It is typhoid. It sweeps across everyone. The bad and the good. If there would be bad. No one here, I think, is bad enough to deserve a death as this.

Image of Dembitz (Dembica)

When you go to public school and university... you take a chance. The apikorsus seeps in. It just doesn’t always work out the way the parents want. Some of the Vilner boys became more modern. Yumi is the most religious. What a man! I can’t help looking up with admiration when he walks by. Tall, handsome... He is educated, but he is shomer Torah umitzvos. He is a Mizrachi. That means he loves our Land. It’s a bit of a complicated thing, being a Mizrachi. But Yumi is shomer Shabbos. He is a good man. But when the Angel of Death descends, he takes all, bad and good. Yumi was struck with typhoid fever. The ghetto was a slum before they shoved us Jews in here. Crowded, filth, lack of sanitation, lack of

What is Mr. Vilner doing? He looks... odd. I keep walking, eyes upon him, for he is engrossed in himself, and does not care if anyone is watching him or not. Now I’m here, close to his profi le, and I stare. Feivel Vilner is talking to the window. “Yumi, Yumi,” he is saying. I watch, arrested by the wrenching agony in that voice. I cannot think of anything else. I am latched onto that terrible face, that terrible voice. “Yumi, Yumi, oh, my Yumi...” Nothing in the world is anything; he is here only to be here; he is only here at this window; he lives, this moment, only with Yumi. “Yumi, my Yumi... You didn’t live in this world much... you’re only twenty one years old...” He’s talking to him. Talking, like a conversation. And I am here, only here. “You’re a good boy, Yumi. You’re a good son. You always were. You gave me so much nachas. You always did what was right. You were a sweet child, and you are a good boy, Yumi.” He speaks in a sing-song, like a child singing a verse, or an adult wrapped in the ritual chant of a nigun. Almost as if he was praying. The expression on his face is intense, but changing. One moment sublimely at peace in the melody of his thoughts. One moment deeply reflective. Now the calm of acceptance.

He knew that education was the key to the future. He knew that The West was the future for the Jews. If his sons could go to Israel... The hospital barely has medications. Even if they do, it doesn’t always save from the fever. And there lies Yumi. All this flashes through my mind as my eyes watch Feivel Vilner’s odd movements. He’s standing, arms held out, staring at the sky, and his lips are moving. It must be Yumi behind that window, lying there in a hospital bed. I heard he’s almost at the end.

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“Your life is so short, and yet... I’m envying you. For you are dying a normal death.” And then the face twists, for a moment, a horrific grimace of agony and passes, again, into peaceful acceptance, but for the lines of feeling that worry at his forehead. “That means... that you are going to have a kevura tomorrow... maybe today...” He is past the terribleness of it now, only seeing the good. “I envy you,


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A Son grandfather, Mr. Ephraim Reich my Yumi, that you will have a kevura. Like the precious neshama that you are. Who knows... who else will have a kevura?

I think his being must split. His eyes are closed, tears pouring down, and there is sorrow, such sorrow in his being – as I have never seen or known.

It is quiet as I wait, outside the hospital, slightly to the side. The crowds that would normally attend a funeral are nowhere in sight. These days everyone must work, all day, every day. There is nothing to break the stillness, save the happy breeze that slaps my cheek. A silent group is making their way from the hospital doors to the street. Their eyes are cast down. Their tall, strong, shoulders bear a wait heavier then the board they carry. A sheet covers the board. The father walks beside the sons. His eyes see nothing. Perhaps they barely notice that none are here with them. I, for myself, will be the crowd that accompanies the dead. Yumi was my neighbor, my friend, someone I looked up to. It is terrible to die on such a beautiful day. The sun hurts my eyes. The lovely breeze mocks my heart. The four strong young men set off slowly down the street. It is a ghostly, silent, procession, unreal. Feivel Vilner walks silently. A strong and broken man. My eyes are on him,

A muttered whisper. We should envy him... for he is dying a normal death. Not a bullet. Or... Or or or. We don’t know what. Whatever else there is. Coming. We should envy him... for he is having a proper levayah. A muted voice responds. A proper kevura. I keep walking, silently. My eyes are on Feivel Vilner, gazing silently at the cobbled street. He says not a word. We move down the streets, these streets that Yumi walked so many times, that he will never walk again. Silent. We come to the ghetto gates. The German policeman at the gate opens the iron lock and swings the gate open. The brothers have not allowed the body to be carried in a carriage, for if it were, none would be allowed out to the cemetery. Now they are the bearers. They can leave the ghetto with the body. I watch Feivel walk with his sons, through the gate, towards the cemetery, out of sight. He speaks not a word.

Main Area Of The Ghetto During The War

But you, Yumi...oh Yumi, I envy you...” On his face shines a light of joy, for the envy of a father is not envy at all. It is joy, only joy, for his son, telling him to take comfort in this, for he shall get what others cannot take for granted. He is comforting his son. And then – the peace, the joy, torn away as a mask slips – and his face is agony, pure agony. Tears roll down his face; his face is screaming, streaming, in pure agony – silent screams, screaming only to the heavens. He will not scream to Yumi. He wants his son to have peace. And the smile is back, shining through – the sun bursts from the darkness – smile! He beams up to G-d, giving joyful thanks that his son dies a natural death; that his son shall merit respectful burial as a Yid. But it tears away again, in just a moment, slips off his face, and the agony there rips me apart.

There is no sorrow like that of a parent losing a child. He cries, Feivel Vilner, and he controls himself again, and calls out in a voice halfchoked, “Ah, Yumi, my Yumi, you were such a good boy...” He stands, and he cries, and he is maspid his son as the life force seeps away behind the window. He stands there, pulsing joy, rent apart with agony, and sorrow blacker then death. I stand, and I watch, for I cannot do anything else. *** I am going to the funeral. The Doctor and his wife are busy with their work. Their boys are off in school. No one will miss me if I slip out for a little while. I know I will go, for I know I must go; I don’t think about it at all. It simply will happen.

Postcard of Dembica before the war

watching him the whole time. They will not move from him. He says not a word. A group of Jews passes behind me, hurrying off somewhere. I hear them slow.

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Yumi was the last soul to die a natural death in the Dembitz Ghetto. Yumi Vilner was niftar on the second day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot, 1942 May the soul of Binyomin ben Feivel Yochanan rest in peace. September 13, 2013


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He Who Saves One By Sarah Pachter

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osh Hashanah, the start of the High Holidays, was fast approaching. I had promised myself that this year would be different. For years I have followed their activities with a mild interest, just an observer, as though their concerns were not my own, but this year, in the wake of recent media storms and false accusations, I promised myself that I would finally take a stand. I would go down to their Jerusalem office and see for myself. And I did. As I pushed open the doors of their rather nondescript office I took a deep breath – welcome to largest life saving industry in all of Israel – Agudat Efrat.

“I am so sorry about this” he said to me apologetically, not realizing how badly I felt the need to apologize to him. Eventually we found ourselves a little niche that was anything but quiet. I took a few minutes to look through a Rosh Hashanah booklet that is part of their New Year mailing campaign. They aim to send one along with a Kriyat Shema to every Beit Knesset in the United States and the United Kingdom. This is the work of Dr. Schussheim, a cheerful, vivacious, well loved doctor who has made it his business to save Jewish lives. Who, if not him, will stand in front of the

Efrat, the Society for the Encouragement of Procreation among the Jewish People, was founded by Mr. Herschel Feignebaum z”l a Holocaust survivor who sought to rebuild all that the Nazis, may their names be blotted out, thought to destroy – namely the continued survival of the Jewish people. His vision was a shared one, with David Ben-Gurion the leader of the fledging State of Israel, offering substantial government grants to growing families. I was surprised to discover that although Efrat’s offices appear unremarkable, its interior is a hubbub of activity. Piles of leaflets, documents and gifts occupy almost all their (spotlessly clean!) surfaces while social workers and volunteers go about their work. After cornering Dr. Eli Schussheim the two of us searched in vain for a quiet, unoccupied spot to talk.

heavenly scales on the eve of the Day of Judgment to silence our accusers? Dr. Schussheim’s involvement in Efrat began over thirty years ago when a woman came into his clinic with her eight year old son whose hand had been gashed. The doctor treated the wound and before she left, the woman said the following: “Thank you, Dr. Schussheim, I want you to know that I owe the life of my child to you! Many years ago I underwent a series of x-rays. A short time later I discovered that I was pregnant. The doctors were adamant that the x-rays had impacted my unborn child and that he undoubtedly would be born severely deformed. They advised me to terminate the pregnancy as quickly as possible. I did not know what to do and then someone suggested I come see you.

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“You assured me that the doctors were quoting long outdated research information, which had been totally disproved by modern science. The X-rays had not impacted the fetus. I was not to worry. As a result of your reassurance I followed through with the pregnancy and this child is a living testimony to the accuracy of your words.” This event changed Dr. Schussheim’s life. Dr. Schussheim is a veteran surgeon in Sharei Tzedek hospital and previously had been at Hadassah Ein Kerem. “I studied medicine so I could save lives,” Dr. Schussheim says. “And here, with a simple piece of advice, I was able to save this child’s life. Let’s not forget that a human being is not an individual – I saved his life and the lives of all his future generations.” Since then Dr. Schussheim first worked as a volunteer and now serves as the chairman of Efrat, an organization that offers support and physical assistance to women who are contemplating abortion for fi nancial reasons. I am surprised to hear that the majority of women who turn to Efrat are married. “Their financial situation is such that the couple can barely cover day-to-day expenses,” says Dr. Schussheim “and the thought of another mouth to feed brings them to the brink of despair. They feel trapped. However, it is obvious from the fact that they seek our services that they are looking for a way to save their child; women who are determined to abort don’t come to us seeking an alternative option.

“And this is where Efrat comes into the picture. We examine each case on an individual basis and offer encouragement to the expectant mother throughout her pregnancy. We have a team of volunteers who will run errands, even going to the bank if necessary, or undertake other tasks that seem too overwhelming for her. Finally we offer financial assistance to those in need.” As a mother of children myself I am warmed by his words, after all is there anything more precious than the


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Life... smile of a child? When we had finished talking, I visited the storeroom. There I was greeted by the smell of fresh wood.

A brand new bed stood to the side waiting to be claimed. Crates of dolls lined the shelves – a gift from Australia. Hundreds of baby boy suits, still in their packets, sat alongside stacks of single, and double, baby carriages. And lined up on the floor near the door were countless parcels waiting for pickup and delivery. Their addresses cover the length of breath of Israel, from Eilat to Jerusalem. I took a peek inside one of the packages and saw diapers, formula, bottles, and food items for an entire family. I looked around me at the well stocked shelves, the parcels packed with love, and indeed the Rosh Hashanah cards with the simanim and I lifted my head heavenward in a silent prayer. “Merciful G-d in heaven,” I said “take these packages, and the tears – those of anguish, and those of joy – and take all the babies saved by Efrat, and place them on the scale…” In my mind’s eye I watched as the scale dipped lower and lower

“…and I have no doubt that Your beloved Jewish people will emerge triumphant.” A sweet new year to all!

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An Interview With Dr. Eli Schussheim, Chairman Of Agudat Efrat Q: It is unusual to find a doctor who devotes an enormous amount of energy into preventing abortions. What motivates you? A: Given the understanding that life is of supreme value, I decided to study medicine, a field that would allow me to protect this priceless gift. Having completed medical school in Argentina in 1963 I chose to become a surgeon, reasoning that this would allow me maximum ability to follow this goal. In 1977, once I discovered that terminated pregnancies were the number one reason for the loss of life in Israel I decided to dedicate my life to stopping it. At the same time I wanted to ensure the wellbeing and health of abortees. Q: At what point in a pregnancy does life begin? A: Man is created when a cell produced by a woman becomes attached to a cell produced by a male. If these cells remain unconnected the lives of the cells are terminated within 48-72 hours. However, if they do connect and the egg begins to fertilize it has the potential of living for 120 years. Biologically this is the starting point of life. Q: Do you recall any cases where a pregnant woman came back to you complaining that she regretted not following through with an abortion? A: Never. On the contrary, we have helped over fifty thousand women and not one has come back with regrets. Each and every woman is grateful to have safely delivered the child they carried in their womb. I have been a practicing surgeon since 1963. In the course of my work I have come across millions of sick people suffering from numerous ailments and yet, I cannot, and do not, promise anyone that a particular medicine or surgery will be successful. There is only one thing I can and do guarantee: With Efrat’s support no pregnant woman will ever regret her decision not to terminate her pregnancy. Q. What is the most serious complication a woman can expect following an abortion? In my experience, regret. Even though regret is not listed in a single medical journal as an ailment is the most serious aftereffect of an abortion. There is a long list of possible physical and emotional scars that a woman might experience during and after an abortion but for some reason regret does not feature on this list. This despite the fact that it affects 95% of woman who undergo an induced abortion. As a medical practitioner, with over a decade of experience, I do not know of any other decision as critical and decisive as the decision to terminate the life of an unborn child. Q. Why is regret considered such a serious complication? A. Almost all the other side effects are physical and can be treated medically leaving no trace of any scars

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whatsoever. This is not the case with regret. There is no known medical treatment for a scarred soul. Q. On what do you base your claim that Agudat Efrat is truly concerned with, and champions the rights of, the health of women? A. The right of a pregnant woman considering an abortion is to make her decision based on a full awareness of the possible complications that may arise. Unfortunately, organizations flying on the banner of feminism do nothing to protect the rights of women. Efrat’s concern is that women are fully informed. We provide them with all the necessary information based on our medical and scientific experience garnered over the last thirty years. Q. When do you use religious grounds as a means of preventing abortion? A: Agudat Efrat absolutely does not try to influence pregnant women on ideological, ethical, moral, religious or psychological grounds. We focus only on the woman’s physical, and emotional, present and future wellbeing.

Q: Given the fact that over the last few years the number of pregnancies among younger people has grown what message would you offer to the younger generation? A: Every young man and woman must know that they are held responsible for their actions. It is very easy to become pregnant but much more difficult to end an unwanted pregnancy. September 13, 2013


16 |Features| Break The Procrastination Cycle By Leah Field

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haron needed more income. His accounting job paid enough when there were a few small children in the family. But now, with six children and the myriad of expenses that come with a large family, he had to explore some new options. The problem was that the time never seemed right. He had to upgrade his skills, rewrite his resume, do some networking – but when? There was no time. And even if he could find a few minutes in his jam-packed day, he was too frazzled to take on the task. He didn’t even know if he had what it took to succeed. And so, every month when he sat down with his wife to pay the bills, the conversation ended with him saying, “This is it. I’ve got to get started on finding a better job!” But even he was beginning to doubt that he really meant it. Aharon is engaged in the classic battle of the procrastinator. He knows what he needs to do, he wants to do it and yet, he can’t seem to get started. From a life coaching perspective, this seemingly paradoxical state of affairs is really part of a cycle that fulfills certain needs and presents certain choices. By recognizing the “zones” that comprise this cycle, we give ourselves the power to break it.

a person to the “should” zone. It’s a step up, in which a person at least recognizes an obligation to make changes. Someone in the “should zone” might say: “I really should exercise,” “I should make that phone call,” “I should look for a better job,” “I should spend more time with my kids.

can only be relieved in one of two ways. One way is for the person to give up his goal, accept his situation as unchangeable and decide that he no longer needs to feel guilty about it. For instance, a person with a bad temper can just decide, “That’s the way I am. Everyone doesn’t have to like

What purpose does the “should” zone serve? It makes a person feel that he is on the right track and puts pressure on him to do what he has admitted to himself he “should” do. He can react to that pressure in a negative way, becoming even more resistant to the change or he can react positively, using the pressure to spur himself into action. Stage 3 – The Guilt Zone: Once a person admits that he “should,” but persists in procrastinating, he begins to feel guilty. And the more he procrastinates, the stronger this guilt becomes. Sometimes, when a person is unable to bear the guilt of his own failure to act, he turns it outward toward others and enters the “anger/frustration” stage. When that happens, a life coach would ask the person if he is ready to deal with the underlying cause of the anger. Realizing that tremendous energy goes into lashing out at others, the coach can ask, “Are you ready to change your negative energy into positive energy – to use it to construct rather than destroy? How would you go about doing that?” Guilt is an uncomfortable feeling that

me.” The other way to get rid of guilt is to make significant moves toward fixing what’s wrong. Obviously, only one of these choices leads to growth and progress in life.

The Four Zones Stage 1 – The “No” Zone: In the “no” zone, a person thinks and speaks about his goal in terms of why it cannot be done. Typical observations are that he has no time, no energy, no money, no confidence, no will power, no support or he simply does not know how to do what needs to be done. With this type of thinking, the person convinces himself that his situation is unchangeable, his efforts toward his goal would be futile, and therefore, he is smarter to just live with the status quo. The simple name for these thoughts is “excuses.” What purpose do excuses serve? They relieve us of the stress of taking on a challenge. When a person realizes that he is making excuses, he can choose to believe them and continue to stagnate, or recognize them for what they are, catch himself in his no-oriented thinking and reject the thoughts. He can say to himself, “I’m tired of hearing myself think this way,” and take a step forward. Stage 2 – The “Should” Zone: Unfortunately, it is the rare person who skips straight from rejecting the “no” thoughts to achieving his goal. Usually, dismissing the “no” perspective brings September 13, 2013

Now that we understand the zones of the procrastination cycle, let’s see how they manifest in real life: Rivka has put on 30 pounds over the years. She knows her health and energy

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are suffering, but she looks around at other women her age and sees that she’s not alone. Everyone knows it’s too hard to diet. Rivka is in the “no” zone, telling herself, “I have no will-power,” “I can’t give up my sweets,” and so forth. As her weight continues to creep upward, she enters the “should” zone. “I should get myself on a diet,” she tells herself. “I should at least exercise.” When her “shoulds” fail to rouse her to action, she begins to feel guilty. “Where’s my self-control?” she asks herself. “I’ve completely let myself go!” That disquieting thought drains her energy and self-esteem. She seeks comfort in ice cream and chocolate bars, and so the cycle continues. Finally, Rivka reaches for her largest size skirt one morning and finds it difficult to zip. Did it shrink in the wash? She knows that’s not the case. “I’m fatter than I’ve ever been in my whole life!” an inner voice screams out disgustedly. “I can’t stand living like this anymore!” And now comes the choice. Rivka can channel that anger into a powerful spur to get her health and weight under control, or she can let it defeat her. The power of bechira – choice: In each of the zones we have a choice. We can choose to continue the procrastination cycle or to break free. Usually, the choice is between experiencing short term pleasure that leads to long term pain, or short term pain that results in long term pleasure. Rivka can have the immediate comfort of her chocolate bars, but her health will suffer. Or she can deprive herself now in order to have the long-term benefit of a successful diet. The procrastinator tends to say, “I’ll start my diet tomorrow.” Pirkei Avos teaches us: “Eem lo achshav, aimasai – If not now then when?” As a life coach I’d like to suggest an empowering quote: “Why push off till tomorrow something that can make us feel good about ourselves today – and tomorrow, too?” Leah Field is a personal life coach trained by Refuah Institute and RMT Center for Strategic Intervention (Tony Robbins & Cloe Madanes). She gives self esteem/life skills workshops to high school girls, girls dating for marriage, as well as one-on-one coaching on relationship issues. She can be reached at 732-886-0110 or via email her at fieldleah@yahoo.com


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By Mordechai Schmutter

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Not Too Fast his month, we’re going to dive right into the questions, because it seems like everyone who sent one in is in a rush.

Dear Mordechai, Why, when I’m walking with my kids, do they run to the corner and wait for me to catch up instead of just walking with me in the first place? T.P. Dear T., It’s the high-speed Internet generation. They’re in a rush to get places so they can do nothing when they get there. Why, when I was a kid, we had dial-up, and when you wanted to go to a website, you had to be patient, and you had to be absolutely sure that was the website you wanted to go to, because it would take a half hour to load. And no one was allowed to use the phone while you were online. Sometimes it was more efficient just to go to the library. Yes, they run to the corner and wait for you. But if you tell them to slow down and walk with you, they will spend the entire time dragging behind and complaining that their feet hurt. This happens in the house too. It’s less noticeable, but whenever kids go from one room to another, they either run or they have to be dragged. “Go to bed.” “No.” “Okay. One… two… ” And they run. The other thing is that kids need an immediate destination, and your eventual destination isn’t good enough. That’s why, on long car trips, they always ask, “Are we there yet?” How could we be there? Do you see the place? They don’t actually care what destination you’re at, as long as you’re at some kind of destination. So here’s an idea. Just tell them, “We’re driving to the next corner.” “Are we there yet?” “Yes. Now we’re driving to the next corner.” If you do that, you’d have a much more pleasant, if repetitive, driving experience. But the kids’ main reason is that in their experience, if they’re walking with you and you run into someone you know, there’s going to be a lot of standing still and putting all their weight into trying to pull you along as you talk about really boring grown-up things, such as how everyone’s doing. But your kids also noticed that if you’re chasing them, you don’t stop for anything. So this is the most effective way of pulling you along. If they run, you will follow. But why do they have to run all the way to the corner, right? It’s your fault really. What do you say if they start running ahead? You say, “Stop at the corner!” That’s what you say. The kids don’t know you mean, “Stop at the corner or sometime before then.”

Dear Mordechai, Why is it called a “fast” if it goes so slow?

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Dear M., I don’t know. Why is it called “Yom HaKippurim” if you don’t know whether you’ll have a kapara? Because it’s like Purim, but with less dancing? No, we name it that because we’re hoping it will seem fast. Think about it: Why do we call it “rush hour” if everyone drives so slowly? Or “Rush Hashanah”? Yes, Yom Kippur might feel slow, if you spend the whole day rushing through davening so you can wait for the chazzan to catch up to you after every single paragraph. It’s like walking with your kids. Now you know how they feel. The chazzan’s like, “Wait at the end of the paragraph! I’m coming! I just need to talk to somebody I know!” But it only goes slow if we think about it. You know how you wake up on the morning of a fast, and even though you don’t normally eat breakfast on a regular day – and definitely not before you get out of bed – you’re already starving? On Yom Kippur, I feel that way on the way to Kol Nidrei. “Did I eat enough? I think I still have room.”

That’s not going to make the day fast. And you know how you sit there counting pages, and then figuring out that half the pages are English, and that half of the ones that aren’t are commentaries, and then realizing that you read the commentaries and the English anyway? And then, in middle of all that thinking, you realize that everyone’s turned a page, so you do that whole cheshbon again, instead of just subtracting one? That doesn’t make it fast. Yom Kippur is exactly as long as the davening. If you deal with what the day is supposed to be about, it’s exactly the right length. It’s no coincidence that all the tefillos, stacked end to end, take about a day. And then they stopped adding stuff. They were like, “Okay, it’s Yom Kippur, not Y’mei Kippur.” So being in shul all day on Yom Kippur is at least a plan. For years, I thought it was hard to be in shul all day when you’re fasting. You stand up, you sit down, you stand up, you sit down, you bend WAY over, you stand up, your paper towels blow away, etc. So I started davening Vasikin, because it meant, “Hey, longer break!” Then

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I had kids. Talk about a slow day. Plus there’s still the standing and sitting and standing and sitting and bending way over and dealing with paper towels. Dear Mordechai, How do I carry my arbah minim and my tallis and still make it to shul with everything intact? M.S. Dear M., It’s simple. Just hold your lulav in one hand and your esrog in another and grab your machzor and tallis and also hold two kids’ hands and push a stroller. And don’t forget your 10,000-page Artscroll Machzor that somehow gets heavier every year. Are they sneaking into your house and adding pages? Did you maybe accidentally order free updates? You can try not holding your kids. Like, you can have them run to the corner. But then what happens when you have to cross the street? “Okay, everyone. Hold my pockets.” And G-d help you if it’s windy and you have to hold your hat on as well. My advice is: Take a stroller. Even if you don’t have a baby. The kids hold the stroller, and you can put everything in the stroller. Except the lulav. You still have to awkwardly hold that while pushing the stroller with one hand. Sure, there are people who lay it across the top, but that’s not easy if kids have to walk on either side of you at lulav height. And if you think it’ll be easier to transport everything to shul on Chol Hamoed just because you have a car, it’s not. There’s no good way to get a lulav into a car. You basically turn your entire back seat into a lulav holder, you can only take one passenger, in the front, and you have to try not to make any left turns, so as not to stub your lulav. Or right turns, if the other guy’s lulav is laying the other way. Maybe you should just take your minivan and fold down the seats. And getting to shul isn’t your whole issue. It’s not easy to hold all these things for Hoshanos either, except that for Hoshanos, you don’t have to hold your kids’ hands, because you’re not crossing any streets. Unless you have a really popular shul. Also, you get to wear your tallis, and your only concern is making sure it doesn’t suddenly slip off your shoulders so that you have to grab it with your lulav hand. I don’t want to be the guy behind you. Maybe I’ll just quickly circle the bimah ahead of everyone else, and then stand there and wait. Have a question for “You’re Asking Me?” Just email it. I don’t have any free hands. Mordechai Schmutter is a monthly humorousadvice columnist for The Jewish Press and the author of three books, all published by Israel Book Shop. He also does freelance writing for hire. You can send any questions, comments, or ideas to MSchmutter@gmail.com or post them on his Facebook page. September 13, 2013


18 |Daily Living| Two New Cookbooks To Liven Up Your Holiday Meals By Sandy Eller

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here is nothing like three sets of three-day yomim tovim to strike terror in the hearts of meal planners everywhere as they struggle to plan a staggering quantity of delicious, varied and attractive meals for potentially large numbers of people. While they can’t help you find room in your refrigerator to stash your edibles or to wash the never ending barrage of pots, pans and cooking utensils, two recently released cookbooks can make the job of deciding what to prepare this inordinately busy time of year a whole lot less stressful.

Starters and Sides Made Easy, the second volume in the “Made Easy” series introduced this past Pesach by cooking stars Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, is a true gift. Am I the only one who doesn’t want to see gefilte fish as a first course at every single meal? While traditionalists like my father and several other members of the clan insist that the only possible substitute for gefilte fish is either chopped or sautéed liver, my tastes tend to wander towards the lighter, more whimsical and un-boring – and while I don’t mind serving cholent, potato kugel, cucumber salad and coleslaw, I don’t want to see (or prepare or serve) these same items week after week after week. With sixty uncomplicated yet original recipes, some inspired by submissions on CookKosher.com, Sides and Starters is a treasure trove of ideas for those who like to think (and eat) outside the box. Once again, the authors have pooled their talents to produce an enticing array of recipes that reflect their Ashkenazic and Sefardic roots, bundled together with mouth-watering photographs, time saving “Ahead” tips designed to take the stress out of food prep and “Plate It” suggestions for those who are looking to up the “wow” factor in the presentation of their culinary creations. A four-page spice guide takes the mystery out of seasoning and offers helpful practical advice. Ever wondered September 13, 2013

when you should use table salt versus sea salt versus kosher salt; the difference between freshly ground, fine black pepper, coarse black pepper and their proper usage? Been mystified by mace, za’atar or turmeric? You’ll find the answers here plus an illustrated Building Blocks section that tells you everything you always wanted to know about mashing and roasting vegetables as well as tips for foolproof rice. Finally, the “Make It a Main” page at the end of the book offers tips on transforming fourteen recipes into full blown main courses with little or no extra effort. Broken down into sections – Vegetables, Grains, Meat and Chicken, Fish, Dairy and Sweet, Starters and Sides – has something for every palate and for cooks of all skills. Several recipes jumped out at me while I was flipping through the pages: Coleslaw Balls with Jalapeno Dip – can you really make coleslaw into balls and deep fry them? (Apparently you can.) Kishka and Zucchini Towers – there is no doubt that my men folk, who need no excuse to include kishka in any meal, will ask me to make this one repeatedly. Corned Beef and Spinach Spring Rolls looked mighty appealing, especially since they are baked, not deep-fried and could potentially be a great way to use up those leftover Shabbos cold cuts. Shawarma Egg Rolls not only look amazing but includes a recipe for making your own shawarma spice blend, practically a staple in my house, but obviously more economical when made at home. And Peach Cracker Crumble looks like my favorite kind of side dish, one that can double as dessert, but doesn’t count as a splurge since it is served on the same plate as the chicken. Best of all, while the 128 page Starters and Sides is priced at a very skinny $15.99, making it an inexpensive yet invaluable addition to any kitchen. Published by Artscroll’s Shaar Press, it is available online at www. artscroll.com and in Judaica stores everywhere. And Then There Was Cake – Seriously, doesn’t the name of this magnificent cookbook published by the Hebrew Academy of Montreal say it all? It doesn’t matter how stuffed we are, when it comes to dessert, somehow we always manage to find room to eat just a little bit more. (Or in some cases, quite a lot more!) Subtitled “Desserts to Enjoy and Impress,” And Then There Was Cake features a wide array of baked recipes for the novice to the advanced. Published as a school fundraiser, with recipes submitted by parents, tested by the cookbook committee and eventually by professional chef and food stylist Jacques Faucher, And Then There Was Cake has an international flair and includes chapters on cookies, coffee cakes, muffins, chocolate, cupcakes and tarts, with special sections highlighting dairy recipes, Pesach desserts and fancy recipes for the mega ambitious or extremely talented baker. Interspersed in the 206 pages are words of inspiration submitted by current and former staff members as well as community leaders. Almost five years in the making, And Then There

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Was Cake is a truly beautiful volume and you might find yourself torn between placing it on the shelf with your other cookbooks or leaving it on your coffee table to thumb through in a quiet moment (assuming there ever are quiet moments in your life.) While cupcakes may be all the rage today, for me they can’t hold a candle to a good muffin (no, the two words are not interchangeable) and I fell in love with such tempting selections like Babka Bites and the cheese topped Frothy Cappuccino Muffins. Ooey Gooey Chocolate Mud Bars look both uncomplicated and delicious and I am hoping my twelve-year-old daughter agrees to bake up a batch (or two) of them for me. That same daughter has already requested the You Are My Sunshine Lemon Meringue Cupcakes for her birthday “cake” this year. The Maple Pecan Pie sounds like a match made in heaven and the Coconut Tree Crepe Cake, comprised of layers of crepes, slathered with a white chocolate whipped cream coconut filling and coated with a coconut meringue topping is too intriguing not to try some Shabbos when I want to impress my guests. The Pesach section features a number of recipes that don’t use matzah meal, a special treat for those of us who don’t eat gebrokts, and the aptly named Cloud Cake, a glossy white cake made entirely of meringue, topped with whipped cream and fruit, is spectacularly breathtaking.

Not currently available in stores in either the United States or Canada, although that will hopefully change soon, And Then There Was Cake is priced at $50 Canadian (approximately $48 US), and can be ordered online at www.ha-cookbook.com or by phone at 514-4895321.


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Pull-Apart Brioche

Za’atar and Rosemary Baked Olives

From And Then There Was Cake...

From Starters And Sides

Preparation time: 30 minutes Rising time: 1 hour 45 minutes Baking time: 45 minutes Serves: 10 This brioche ranks near the top of the list of all-time favorite homemade baked goods. The unbelievable cinnamon scent diffused while this one is in the oven deserves special mention. Needless to say, the taste is second to none! The simple joy that comes from tearing off a warm chunk of brioche dough is simply the icing on the cake. Serve it comfortably after an elegant dinner or as part of a lovely breakfast with butter and jam.

When these olives bake, they shrink a bit and the flavor intensifies, so they’re even more flavorful than any “raw” spiced olives. During an olive taste test, these two olive and-spice combinations were our favorite. Pick one or prepare and serve them both. I love that I can toss the ingredients together, throw them in the oven, and not do anything else. Serve them along with the salads and dips during the first course of a meal. Your guests will think you splurged on some gourmet antipasti.

Ingredients for the brioche dough 1¼ cups milk or soy milk ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast ½ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter or margarine, melted

Ingredients for Za’atar Black Olives 2 (6-oz) cans whole black olives, drained 2 tsp za’atar 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for Rosemary Green Olives 12 oz whole green olives, drained 1 tsp dried rosemary 4 cloves garlic 2 tbsp olive oil

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Directions Brioche dough 1. Bring milk, sugar and vanilla extract to a boil in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves. Set aside and allow mixture to cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes (the yeast will not rise properly if the milk is too hot). 2. Follow preferred method for kneading the dough: Directions for kneading the dough by hand: Mix flour, yeast and salt in a small bowl. Add warm milk mixture and stir until dough comes together. Add melted butter gradually until combined. Turn out dough on a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. Directions for kneading the dough with a mixer: Mix flour, yeast and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add warm milk mixture and mix at low speed until dough comes together. Add melted butter gradually and mix dough for about 5 minutes. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. 3. Transfer brioche dough to an oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour Topping 4. Place melted butter in a small bowl and set aside. 5. Place brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and ginger in another bowl and set aside. Assembly 6. Grease a Bundt pan 7. Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Divide roughly into 30 to 40 pieces of different sizes and round into ball-shaped pieces by hand. Working with one ball of dough at a time, dip completely in melted butter, roll in sugar mixture and place in prepared Bundt pan. Once all the dough has been placed in the pan, pour the remaining butter and sugar mixture on top of the dough balls. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 45 minutes. 8. Preheat oven to 350°F 9. Bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes until the sugar mixture has dissolved into a golden, bubbly caramel on the sides of the pan. Remove from oven and unmold brioche immediately onto a serving plate. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before eating. Eat warm or cold, ideally on the same day. Tip: This recipe can be made earlier in the day and left in the refrigerator to rise for the second time until needed. Take out of the refrigerator and bake during supper. Alternately, the recipe can be made the night before, allowed to rise overnight in the refrigerator and baked fresh in the morning for a warm breakfast treat or for brunch!

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 2. Prepare the za’atar black olives: In a baking dish, combine olives, za’atar, garlic, and olive oil. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. 3. Prepare the rosemary green olives: In a baking dish, combine olives, rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. You can serve the olives separately, or combine them in one serving dish. These olives turn into a perfect spread for garlic bread or challah if you smash them up a bit. Can’t find za’atar? Make your own: Combine ¼ cup sumac, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon oregano, and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor or mini chopper and blend. AHEAD: You can prepare these olives up to one week ahead. Keep refrigerated and serve at room temperature. Yields about 4 cups

Sticky Red Potatoes From Starters And Sides 4 servings

Ingredients 4-5 medium red or Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges ½ tsp chili powder 2 Tbsp ketchup ½ tsp salt, plus more to taste 2 Tbsp oil

Ingredients for Sticky Sauce 2 Tbsp oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 Tbsp ketchup 3 Tbsp honey

4 tsp vinegar ½ tsp chili powder

Directions Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease a baking sheet. Add potatoes to baking sheet. Add chili powder, ketchup, ½ teaspoon salt, and oil and toss to combine. Spread potatoes in a single layer and bake for 45-55 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sticky sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine oil, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, honey, and chili powder. Cook until well combined, 3-4 minutes. Toss potatoes with sticky sauce. Return potatoes to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes. Season with additional salt to taste.

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20 |Daily Living| Making Life Easier By Pnina Baim

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his year, we have been blessed with a series of three-day yomim tovim. That means six lavish meals, plus snacks and breakfast, copious amounts of yehi ratzons, four days of constant cleanups, piles and piles of laundry, and the sinking feeling that the dishes will never end. There may be a sharing of the burden in some families, but fair or not, the bulk of the work generally falls squarely on one person – the mommy. One look at the calendar is enough to make the strongest woman feel woozy. How is it possible to tackle all the chores these upcoming yomim tovim require, coming so soon after the mad rush of getting the kids settled into school? Frankly, even for someone like myself who usually relishes the opportunities of special meals and a houseful of guests that Yom Tov brings, the thought of the upcoming list of chores from the shopping to the cooking to the setting-up to the cleaning-up, not to mention the wrangling of the always helpful children, was stressful enough to consider finding a place to crash for the holidays. But then, a recent incident convinced me that by going one step at a time, it is possible to tackle the impossible. My husband and I had a wedding deep in the boondocks, and we drove for two hours through mountains and beautiful green vistas. The bride was beautiful, the hall was breathtaking and the company delightful, but keeping the two hour drive in mind, we were forced to leave early, getting home just before one o’clock in the morning. I sheepishly woke up my 15 year old babysitter, had my husband drive her home, washed off my mask of makeup, and collapsed into bed. Naturally, the next morning, my children decided to wake up extra early, and my poor husband, battling a nasty cold, just couldn’t be relied on to take over, as he generally does. So I dragged myself out of bed, doing my best not to be terribly annoyed, and took the kids down for breakfast. It was going to be a long day, I thought, already imagining my struggle through the workday and the overwhelming task of September 13, 2013

How To Turn A Mountain Into A Mole Hole taking the three children to a doctor’s appointment scheduled later that day. Then my daughter, my little angel from heaven, said, “Mommy, let’s fold clothes!” Now that sounded less fun than usual, because she wasn’t talking about folding the regular loads of laundry, she was talking about huge plastic bins upon bins upon bins of baby clothes, a veritable mountain of hand-me-downs for boys and girls from

renovate the basement. That meant the day had come to deal with all the junk that had been gathering dust for years, waiting for me to get around to it. Everything had to come upstairs, and I had gone through most of the clutter – half empty cans of paint, old furniture we’ve long replaced but couldn’t seem to part with, and plant food we inherited from the previous owners.

She wasn’t talking about folding the regular loads of laundry, she was talking about huge plastic bins. ages newborn to eight years old, which had been passed around by four plus families. This vast collection of clothes had been languishing in my basement, along with other indispensable debris, until we decided to finally utilize that wasted space and

The one thing I had not managed to get to was the baby clothes. The formidable pile of bins had been upstairs for four days, piled around my dining room and living room, just waiting for excitable toddlers to topple over. In my defense, I had

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perfectly valid reasons for why I hadn’t gotten to them yet, but that did not negate the fact that they were sitting there, staring me in the face at 5:45 in the morning. Well, what else did I have to do for the next two hours? “Sure,” I said. “Let’s start.” And so we did. With my daughter’s eager help, I tackled four overstuffed bins, combined them into two, and filled three garbage bags with perfectly good baby clothes that I marked with the appropriate gender and age and found willing recipients for. Let me tell you, when I saw those bags of clothes, and the nice dent we made in the pile (only thirteen more bins to go!), my mood completely changed. I felt energized, and with a lift in my step, got my kids dressed and off to camp and me off to work. My husband was still sleeping, which was a good thing, because I was going to need his help later that day when I crashed. But as I went through the day, it hit me. Just starting the chore, and crossing off a little bit at a time, gave me energy to do more and more. As the saying goes, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. When we look at our list of things to do, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and feel like it’s just too hard! There’s no way we’ll get through everything in time to make a nice Yom Tov. But what if you just start? Write your tasks in list of priority, and cross off each item on your list as it is completed. Don’t forget to look back at what you already accomplished. Seeing what was already done will give you the motivation to do more and whatever you don’t get around to…well, there’s always next year. Shana Tovah to all and may the holidays bring only joy to our homes! Pnina Baim holds a B.S. in Health and Nutrition from Brooklyn College and an MS.edu from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Program. She works as a nutritionist, a freelance writer and recently published a Young Adult Novel, Choices, available at all online retailers. Contact Pnina at pninabaim@gmail.com.


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Fun Puzzles To Solve Yom Kippur Rhyming Game 1. What do we do on Yom Kippur that rhymes with TRY? 2. What do we do on Yom Kippur that rhymes with DRINK? 3. What do we do on Yom Kippur that rhymes with PAST? 4. What do we do on Yom Kippur that rhymes with the color GRAY? Answers: 1. On Yom Kippur we cry, 2. On Yom Kippur we think.

3. On Yom Kippur we fast. 4. On Yom Kippur we pray.

Language Corner Yom Kippur How Many Word Rhyme Y On Yom Kippur we try to REPAIR all the mistakes we made during the previous year. Question: How many words can you think of that rhyme with REPAIR? I thought of 74 words. Can you think of any that I missed? Answers: ARMCHAIR BEAR BLARE ENSNARE PREPARE BARE AWARE AFFAIR AIRFARE SOFTWARE PLOWSHARE GLASSWARE FLATWARE LAIR NIGHTWEAR STONEWARE WHERE ERR FOOTWEAR HAIR NOWHERE SQUARE CARE SWEAR UNFAIR SOMEWHERE DARE FAIR FORBEAR

MARE HARDWARE OUTWEAR RARE SPARE ZAIRE [a currency] CARFARE FAIRE DAY-CARE HARE MENSWARE PAIR PARE PEAR AIR TARE [to determine the weight of a filled container] FANFARE SPORTSWEAR WARE CHAIR DECLARE HEIR MIDAIR SCARE SQUARE THEIR THERE THEY’RE

FORESWEAR WARFARE DESPAIR FARE HORSEHAIR MOHAIR SHARE STAIR STARE WELFARE COMPARE ÉCLAIR FLAIR WHERE NECKWARE IMPAIR FOURSQUARE

Parents and Kids! Send YOUR jokes, riddles, parsha and Torah questions, recipes, pictures and more to magazine@jewishpress.com with FunPage in the subject line. Don’t forget to include the answers, and your name, address, age and school if appropriate!! Or send directly to Happy Klein, Arzei HaBira 49, Apt. 32, Jerusalem, Israel.

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22 |Kid’s Corner|

By Rabbi Sholom Klass, z”l

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The Study Of Torah Is Not Enough he life of our sages was never an

and which is for the woof?”

has no G-d.”

and a miracle will surely happen again

easy one. Although persecuted

The Talmud then asks: Did not Rabi

A miracle occurred, and a female bee

in this matter too, and when it does, you

by the Romans, they continued

Channina occupy himself with acts of

came and sat on the warp and a male bee

will be considered as an enemy and a

to devote all their efforts to the study of

benevolence? Surely it has been taught

alighted on the woof. Seeing this, Rabbi

liar.”

Torah and doing good deeds.

that Reb Eliezer ben Yaakov said, “One

Eliezer said, “This is the warp and that is

Chazal taught: When Rabi Elazar ben

should not put his money into a charity

the woof.”

Perata and Rabi Channina ben Tradyon

fund unless it is supervised by a learned

were arrested for studying Torah, Rabi

and honest man such as Rabi Channina

Elazar said to Rabi Channina, “Happy are

ben Tradyon [hence he did practice loving

you who has been arrested on one charge

kindness].”

and woe is to me that I have been arrested on five charges.” Rabbi Channina replied, “Happy are you who has been arrested on five charg-

The Gemara then answers, “He was in-

They again asked him, “Why did you not attend our meeting house?”

and hurled him a distance of four hundred

the feet of the crowd.”

parsangs, so that he did not return any-

should be trodden down in our meeting

lence.”

house?” they asked. they were notified that an old man was

ben Tradyon and asked him, “Why did you

trodden down in that house.

occupy yourself with the study of Torah?”

occupied yourself with the study of Torah

Perata before the judges, he was asked,

“And why did you let your slave go free

as well as acts of benevolence, loving kind-

“Why have you been studying Torah, and

when you know that it is forbidden?” they

ness, whereas I occupied myself only with

why have you been stealing?”

asked.

This is in accordance with Rabi Chuna

not a robber; if he is a robber, he is not a

who said: “He who is occupied with the

scholar and just as it is not true that I am

study if the Torah only is as if he denied

a robber, so it is also true that I am not a

G-d, for it is said, (Divrei HaYamim 15:3)

scholar.”

‘Now for long seasons Israel was without a true G-d.’” What does the expression, ‘Without the true G-d’ mean? Said Rabi Chuna, “It means that he who only occu-

“Why then,” they rejoined, “are you called ‘Master?’” “I am called Master,” he replied, “meaning the Master of Weavers.”

Rabi Channina Tried They then brought in Rabi Channina

When they brought Rabi Eliazar ben

He answered, “If one is a scholar, he is

more.

Again a miracle occurred, just then

charge, will not be rescued. For you have

the Torah alone.”

needed to deliver an important message to

perhaps I would be trodden down under

from his own. He did not practice benevo-

who, though having been arrested on one

this man’s name was called out. He was the Emperor. On the road, Eliyahu came

“Has it ever happened that old men

The Trial

and rose to bear his testimony. Suddenly

He replied, “I am too old and I feared

deed very trustworthy, but he did not give

es, but will be rescued, and woe is to me

The witness, however, did not listen,

“No such thing ever happened,” he replied.

Eliyahu Intervenes

“Because I am so commanded by the Lord, my G-d,” he replied. The decree was then rendered that he should be burnt and his wife be slain. The Gemara explains the cause for their punishments: The punishment of being burnt came upon him because he pro-

One officer in the crowd then arose to

nounced the Holy name of G-d in its full

testify against him. Eliyahu HaNavi, dis-

spelling in public. His wife was punished

guised as one of the dignitaries of Rome,

by being slain because she did not prevent

approached the man and said, “May I

him from doing it. From this it was de-

suggest that you refrain from testifying

duced that anyone who has the power to

pies himself with the study of Torah [but

To test him, they brought two coils be-

against the Rabi for a miracle seems to

prevent one from doing wrong and does not

doesn’t observe loving kindness] is as if he

fore him and asked, “Which is for the warp

have occurred in all of his other matters

prevent it, is punished for him.

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| Serial | Avi and his friend are spending the night in Mr. Sofer’s home.

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Chapter XXXI

“G

Darkening Danger

reat. Let’s go,” Yonasan said, and we set off quickly, anxious to get home and forget about our evening’s adventures. But they weren’t over yet… We hadn’t even reached the end of the street before another pair of headlights told us that a car was driving down Tanna’im Street, in the direction of the valley path. A silver car… I felt like my heart had jumped into my throat, and Yonasan almost yelped in fear. What if the driver had noticed us? It was too dark to read the numbers on the plate, but we just knew it had to be them. If we started to run, we’d only attract their attention, so we grabbed each other’s hands and started to walk as fast as we could, toward the main street, not daring to look behind to see if we were being followed. Faster and faster Yonasan pulled me along beside him, until I knew I had to stop for air. Sharp pains were shooting down my right side, and I panted and pleaded with Yonasan in a whisper to slow down a bit. He didn’t answer, but just looked at me fearfully, begging with his eyes for me to just hurry up somehow and put some more distance between us and those men. “Just a few seconds,” I hissed, and he stood next to me on the sidewalk urging me to get going again, until I’d regained some strength. A few minutes later, we reached the main street and felt safe enough to stop. I turned around slowly – the silver car was nowhere to be seen. We hadn’t been followed. “That’s good for us, but not so good for Avi and his friend,” Yonasan said, worried. “We have to warn them!” “You’re right,” I said. “But you can make the call. Do you know who Avi’s friend is? None other than Meir’s older brother!” “No kidding!” Yonasan hadn’t been in the classroom when he’d paid his visit – he’d come late to school that day. “Yeah, and I don’t really want to talk to him, so if you don’t mind…” “Okay, I’ll call then,” Yonasan reluctantly agreed. “As soon as I get home. Good night.” “And hello to you!” Ima greeted me when I finally entered the house. I winced – Ima looked pretty mad. “Do you know that it’s been six hours since you left?” she added. “I called…” I muttered apologetically. “Two hours ago!” she thundered back. “We needed to show someone the way to Mr. Sofer’s house,” I explained meekly. “You needed to consider your mother first instead of making me sick with worry! On top of that, I was supposed to go

out tonight, and leave you to look after the little ones. But I see your plans were more important…” I looked down at my shoes and hoped her anger would dissolve quickly. There wasn’t much I could say to defend myself, since I hadn’t told my parents anything, other than that Mr. Sofer was sick in the hospital. Now was certainly not the time for lengthy explanations. “All right. Go ahead and eat supper,” she conceded, her tone softening a bit as she went to calm Racheli, who was calling to her from her bed. On the kitchen table was a light supper of bread, cheese, and fresh salad. I brightened at the sight. Food at last! I washed and sat down, suddenly realizing how tired I was. Today I’d learned several new things about food: firstly, that skipping an afternoon snack and eating supper late wasn’t the end of the world; and second, that when a person is tired, he loses his appetite. As I was about to spread a second slice of bread with cheese, I noticed that I didn’t even feel hungry anymore. In that case, I’d stop right there, I told myself firmly, and I put the bread back on the plate. Just then, the phone rang… Remembering that Yonasan was supposed to be calling Mr. Sofer’s house, I assumed that it was him now, reporting back. I ran to pick up before my mother could reach the phone, and it was indeed him. “I called them,” he told me without preamble. “I told them what we saw, and to watch out.” “And how did they react?” I asked, curious. “You know – like, macho, we’ll be okay, no worries. I don’t know, I’m just glad it’s not me,” Yonasan sighed. “I really hope nothing happens.” “Yeah, me too. G’night.” We both hung up, and a second later, as if triggered by the click of the telephone, a sharp pain shot through my tooth. I was too tired to pay much attention, and headed off for bed, planning to get up a half hour earlier than usual to get my homework done then. But all my plans went awry – I awoke at two o’clock in the morning to agonizing pains that seemed to sear through my whole mouth. This is the last thing I need right now, I groaned. On top of everything else, a root canal to worry about… Little did I imagine that “everything else” at that point was a whole lot more than I realized. At that very hour, a drama was unfolding outside Mr. Sofer’s house, but all I cared about just then was finding some Tylenol to dull the pain…

By Yehudit Golan Originally published in Hebrew as Yehoshua B’Ribua. Translated into English by Machon Tfutza

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