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Video of Police Beating of Young Jewish Man in Crown Heights Sparks Outrage, Inquiries The release of a video documenting the extended beating of an unarmed young Jewish man by two city police officers in Crown Heights on Shemini Atzeret has unleashed communal outrage and sparked governmental inquiries into the case, as public officials call for immediate discipline of the offending officers.

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Romney Claims He and Netanyahu Have the Same ‘Test’ for Iran

Romney: “My own test is that Iran should not have the capability of producing a nuclear weapon. I think that’s the same test that Benjamin Netanyahu would also apply.”

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n an interview with CNN last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said, as president, he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have the same test for Iran over its purported development of a nuclear weapons program. “We share values [with Israel], and we’re both absolutely committed to preventing Iran from having a nuclear weapon,” Romney said. “My own test is that Iran should not have the capability of producing a nuclear weapon. I think that’s the same test that Benjamin Netanyahu would

Israel Hayom, a free Hebrew-language daily established by American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, has dramatically shifted the balance of power among the country’s largely left-leaning news media.

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he Israeli public these days remains informed largely through a network of left-leaning newspapers which dominate Israeli media; the three most

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Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, seen here in a file photo with New York Civil Rights Coalition Executive Director Michael Meyers (L) and State Senator Eric Adams, has taken on the case of Ehud Halevi, who was brutally beaten by NYPD officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese on Monday, Oct. 8, in an incident that was caught on security camera (see inset). (PHOTO CREDIT: THOMAS GOOD/NLN)

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r. Michael B. Oren, Israel Ambassador to the United States, delivered a passionate and warmly- received talk to Congregation Beth Elokim on Monday night, articulating the storied Jewish journey that began over 3000 years to the country’s pluralistic democracy the sovereign nation has enjoyed for nearly 65 years. Continued on page 38

he shocking incident occurred on October 8, when NYPD officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese of the 71st Precinct were called to the Alternative Learning Institute for Young Adults (ALIYA) – a local center for at-risk youth – by volunteer security guard Zalmy Trappler, who apparently felt the 21-year-old, identified as Ehud Halevi, was not authorized to be sleeping on the premises. When the officers asked the just-awakened and shirtless Halevi to leave the building, he protested that he had the right to stay there overnight, and retreated somewhat from the police as they attempted to handcuff him. In response to Halevi’s move – as the video demonstrates – the two officers attacked him over a period of several minutes, repeatedly beating him with their fists and a nightstick as the young man covered his head with his arms to protect himself. Halevi was finally placed under arrest with the assistance of ten other officers who entered the room. The young man was subsequently held in detention on Rikers Island for four days and charged with nine counts of criminal activity, which included resisting arrest, trespass and marijuana possession, as well as assaulting and injuring an officer – a charge that does not appear to be borne out by a viewing of the video. He was subsequently released on $1500 bail. While Halevi is not seen physically threatening the officers, the criminal complaint filed by

the police quotes him as telling Trappler, “I have a right to stay here. If you’re going to arrest me, I’m going to punch you.” Both the Brooklyn district attorney’s office and the New York Police Department have initiated investigations into the beating. “We are investigating the conduct of the police officers in this arrest,” said Hynes’ spokesman Jerry Schmetterer. In addition to announcing a probe by its Internal Affairs division, the NYPD disclosed that it has placed Officer Vega on modified duty while the probe is ongoing. At press time, news broke that Halevi has hired noted civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, who called the cops’ actions against his client “uncalled for, unjustified and brutal,” and said that he would immediately seek to have the assault charge against Halevi dropped. Siegel also disclosed that he may file a lawsuit against the officers for violating Halevi’s civil rights. “This beating had hugely negative consequences on him,” he added. As the video – taken off the youth center’s security cameras – came to light, public officials rushed to condemn the police officers’ actions. “Those two officers behaved like animals,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who held a press conference on Monday attended by a group of elected officials that included Public Advocate Bill deBlasio, Controller John Liu and State Senator Eric Adams. “Watching the video made me and everyone who watched it with me sick. How See Police Brutality in Crown Heights, page 3

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Gaza Terrorists Fire U.S. Reiterates Opposition Smuggled Anti-Aircraft to Israeli Building Missile at Israeli Helicopter Launching of anti-aircraft missile by Gaza terrorists a major escalation

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errorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza launched an anti-aircraft missile at an Israeli Air Force helicopter last week, the first time they have fired such a weapon at an Israeli aircraft, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. The Strela shoulder-fired missile didn’t hit the chopper at which it was aimed, but the development marks a dramatic escalation in the intentions and capabilities of Gaza-based terror organizations. The missile most likely originated in Libya, and was captured by rebels who helped overthrow the Gaddafi

regime. Tens of thousands of anti-aircraft missiles went missing in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime’s overthrow. Israeli intelligence has long warned that many of them made their way from Libya and into the hands of Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, a suspicion that has now been confirmed. Analysts and policy-makers fear that in addition to targeting Israeli military assets, Palestinian terrorists armed with such shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles will attempt to destroy a commercial airliner. The concern

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can two police officers who are sworn to uphold the law, break the law like that? I have been close with the NYPD for years and there are so many fine offi-

worst members of the NYPD,” he stated. “It is an embarrassment to the entire outstanding police department that two trained and armed police officers were unable to arrest this individual without resorting

NYS Sen. Eric Adams: “What I saw on that video was beyond comprehension.” cers, but clearly these are two bad apples. What I saw on that video was beyond comprehension.” City Councilman David Greenfield expressed similar revulsion over the incident. “These appear to be two of the

to disturbing violence. By my count, one officer punched the victim over 20 times after he was already subdued. That’s insane.” Greenfield urged the police department to fire the officers. Rabbi Moshe Feiglin, the

has been a major source of Israeli reluctance to cede strategic areas in the West Bank which provide clear lines of vision to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. Terrorists in Gaza have fired thousands of missiles, rockets and mortars at Israel, including 637 since January as compared to 653 for all of 2011. Last week witnessed an escalation in such attacks, with terrorists firing more than 60 rockets and mortars at Israel as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad joined forces to attack Israel. Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, but hopes that peaceful Palestinian forces would rule the area were dashed when Hamas subsequently took power over the territory. youth center’s director, denied an early report that Halevi had become drunk earlier that evening, and he stood by the young man’s right to sleep at the center overnight. “Ehud has been traumatized by this event but miraculously suffered no major injuries,” the rabbi said. “I can confirm that he was allowed to be there, had full rights to be there and there was no trespass whatsoever. We are committed to ensuring that ALIYA remains a safe haven for the young adults in our community who need a place to go. What happened here was wrong and we will do everything in our power to make sure that it is rectified and never happens again.”

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uring a speech at the United Nations Security Council’s Open Debate on the Middle East, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Susan Rice outlined the Obama administration’s stance on key Middle East issues including Israeli building in the West Bank, peace efforts and the Palestinian bid for statehood. Rice emphasized that the U.S. “does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity, and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize outposts.” “The fate of existing settlements must be dealt with by the parties along with other permanent-status issues,” Rice said. Rice also called on the Israelis to do more to prevent violence against Palestinians in the West Bank: “Israel should step up its efforts to deter, confront, and prosecute anti-Palestinian violence and extremist hate crimes.” Speaking on the latest bid by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to upgrade the Palestinians’ status at the UN, Rice rejected their efforts; the vote would “only jeopardize the peace process and complicate

U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Susan Rice (PHOTO CREDIT: STATE DEPARTMENT)

efforts to return the parties to direct negotiations,” she said. The Palestinians currently hold an observer status at the UN. Last year, Abbas attempted a high-profile bid to gain full member status, but failed to gain the necessary votes in the UN

Security Council after the U.S. threatened to veto. To obtain non-member status, Abbas will only need a simple majority vote in the UN General Assembly. He is expected to pursue this vote in the coming months. JNS.ORG

CORRECTION In last week’s issue, dated October 12, we featured an op-ed piece by the co-founder of the Freedom Defense Initiative, political activist and author Pamela Geller. The version that appeared in print (and initially, online), contained numerous typographical errors, which were not present in the draft that Ms. Geller sent us. Nor were they found in the final version cleared by our editors for publication. While we continue to search for the cause of the error, most likely a software glitch, we would feel remiss if we didn’t point out that the errors , as they were so numerous, were not made by Ms. Geller, nor by our proofreaders. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Please see page 16 for a Jewish Voice exclusive interview with Pamela Geller, exploring in greater depth the controversy sparked by Freedom Defense Initiative’s anti-jihad subway ads.


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urkish authorities announced the ban on Sunday, four days after intercepting a Syrian passenger plane en route from Moscow to Damascus and confiscating what they said were military supplies on board. Ankara has accused Damascus of using civilian airliners to bring in weapons for Syrian troops fighting an 18-month rebellion, and has vowed to prevent Turkish airspace from being used for such purposes. Syria denounced Turkey’s interception of the Syrian plane as piracy and retaliated Saturday, by closing its airspace to Turkish civilian aircraft. The move was largely symbolic as Turkey already had ordered its planes not to enter Syrian territory following Wednesday’s incident. Turkey has been one of the main regional supporters of the Syrian rebels trying to end Syr-

ian President Bashar al-Assad’s 11-year rule. Turkish forces also fired artillery into Syria for several days this month in response to Syrian shells that landed on the Turkish side of the border and killed five Turkish civilians. In another development, U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch said Syrian government planes and helicopters have been dropping Soviet-made cluster bombs on populated areas across the country. In a report published Sunday, it said residents reported finding remnants of the bombs in towns including Maarat al-Numan, which rebels seized earlier this month, cutting a key north-south supply route for government forces. The Syrian government had no immediate response to the cluster bomb allegation. Human Rights Watch arms director Steve Goose called on

Syrian passenger planes, like the one pictured above, are no longer welcome in Turkish airspace.

Syria to “immediately stop” all use of cluster bombs, which scatter small explosives over large areas and have the potential to kill and maim civilians for years. The rights group said video clips posted on the Internet last week show civilians holding unexploded bomblets, oblivious to the danger. It had

no information on casualties. Syrian state news agency SANA said government troops killed dozens of terrorists and captured rockets in Aleppo on Sunday. Syria refers to rebels as terrorists and accuses hostile foreign powers of arming them. SANA also said a suicide bomber attacked a Damascus

neighborhood on Sunday, but caused no other casualties. U.N. and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Iran on Sunday on the latest leg of a regional tour aimed at trying to defuse the Syrian civil war. Iran is Syrian President Assad’s closest regional ally. VOA NEWS

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activists. However, authorities continue to deny any torture is being used,” said

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gyptian security forces raided the home of a man who planned to assassinate Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during his visit to Alexandria last Friday, the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram reported Tuesday.

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The motive for the atte mpted murder of the Muslim Brotherhood president is not yet known. Police arrested the suspect and confiscated ammunition, explosives, maps of Morsi’s route during a visit, and communications and eavesdropping equipment. The murder of Morsi would send shock waves throughout the region and probably spark a resumption of the violence that has plagued Egypt since the Arab Spring rebellions last year that resulted in the ouster and later the arrest of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The Islamic parties of the Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood won a solid majority in ensuing elections to the parliament, and Morsi won the Muslim Brotherhood bid for presidency. The first months of his regime have been marked by a continuation of the brute force exercised by the police under Mubarak and the temporary military regime. Police on Sunday assaulted disabled citizens as they sat in their wheelchairs during a protest Sunday to demand benefits they said are being denied despite

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guarantees by law. The Cairo-based Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims recently reported 34 cases of death, 88 cases of torture, and seven cases of sexual assault by Egyptian police during Morsi’s first 100 days in office, according to Al Ahram. Many of the deaths were the result of the use of live fire by police trying to disperse demonstrations. Torture and abuse as well as the kidnapping of at least eight political activists were also recorded. Dr. Magda Adly, director of El-Nadim Center, told the newspaper he believes police torture tactics have not changed since the days of Mubarak. “On the contrary, there is a retaliation attitude used by the police while torturing

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UAE, Iran Fight over Control of Strait of Hormuz Islands

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Former Mossad Head Dagan Gets New Liver in Belarus Former Mossad head Meir Dagan has undergone a complicated operation – a liver transplant, to replace the diseased organ that had effectively stopped functioning in his body. The operation took place in, of all places, Belarus.

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ran lashed out at the United Arab Emirates last week over three disputed islands, marking an increasingly heated escalation in a war of words that has been growing between the two countries since the spring. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast threatened to downgrade ties with the UAE over competing claims to the islands, which are located in the Strait of Hormuz and which Iran has controlled since 1971. The Gulf islands, Abu Musa, Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb, lie along the approach to the Strait of Hormuz, and are also claimed by the UAE. The U.N. General Assembly last month declared that Iran was violating international law through its “occupation” of the islands. Roughly 20 percent of all oil passes through the waterway. Iran has threatened to cut off access to the Strait of Hormuz to hit back at the West over increasingly tougher sanctions.

The territorial dispute reached crisis proportions in April, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited one of the islands, prompting an emergency meeting by the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. The Sunni GCC states, as well as other Arab nations in the region, have expressed increasingly explicit alarm over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Arab leaders have echoed the concerns of Western analysts to the effect that nuclear weapons will give Iran immunity to take over disputed territory it claims for itself. That territory includes the entire nation of Bahrain. In July 2010, the UAE’s ambassador to the United States publicly made the case that the benefits of bombing Iran’s nuclear installations outweighed the costs, and cables emerged later that year indicating that Saudi Arabia had privately urged U.S. officials to strike.

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nformation about the operation was revealed Tuesday by the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during a press conference.

Dagan received the liver about ten days ago, but he is not out of the

woods yet; he remains in isolation in his hospital room, as doctors seek to protect him from infection. Dagan’s family has been hoping and praying that his body does not reject the liver. Lukashenko said that Belarus had agreed to do the operation, after hospitals in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden refused to allow Dagan into their countries. “No one wanted to conduct this operation on a former head of the Mossad,” Lukashenko said at the press conference. “Ten days have passed since the operation that only Belarus was prepared to undertake. The U.S., Sweden, and Germany all refused.” Howev-

er, family members denied this, saying that they had not attempted to send Dagan to Sweden, and that the German and U.S. hospitals would require a long wait for a liver, one that the 67-year old Dagan might not survive. Dagan retired from the Mossad in January 2011, after receiving high praise from government and media for his management of the spy organization. Several assassinations of high-profile terrorists that occurred during the time of Dagan’s administration of the group were said to have been carried out by the Mossad, at the behest of Dagan. Among the terrorists eliminated during this period was Hezbollah top terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, and a top Hamas terrorist, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Dagan was also said to have presided over the operation to destroy Syria’s nuclear reactor in 2007, and in various operations to delay Iran’s nuclear program. ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS

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With Israeli Election Season Officially Underway, Iran Takes Center Stage Monday marked the official start of a short election season in Israel, with the country’s Knesset legislative body enabling an early election in three months by voting to disband on the first day of its winter session. As has been the norm lately throughout the Jewish state, the Iranian nuclear threat took center stage at the Knesset. By Gideon Allon

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he road to Jan. 22, 2013 elections began when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Oct. 9 that “in the face of economic and security threats, it is my duty to put the nation’s best interest above all, and that means holding elections now, as soon as possible.”

Regarding those security threats, the prime minister’s remarks at the Knesset spotlighted his most popular preoccupation of late: Iran. “Whoever makes light of the threat of Iran’s nuclear program doesn’t deserve to govern Israel for even a single day,” he said. Israeli President Shimon Peres, who also spoke at the

Netanyahu: “Whoever makes light of the threat of Iran’s nuclear program doesn’t deserve to govern Israel for even a single day.” Netanyahu, at the time, vouched for a “short threemonth election process, rather than a prolonged election cycle that could weigh down the economy.” Now that early elections are officially underway, the prime minister said at the Knesset Monday that Israelis have less than 100 days to decide “who will be at the helm and deal with the gravest security threats we have faced since our independence and the worst economic crisis the world has known over the past eighty years.”

Knesset on Monday, said the Iranian threat is the most important election issue for Israel. “The Iranian regime’s policy is not just a charade; it must be viewed as a real threat in the clearest possible way that befits it,” Peres said. Most polls indicate an easy road to re-election for the Netanyahu and his Likud party. Surveys by Israel Hayom and Maariv both predicted Likud winning the election with 29 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, up from Likud’s current 27 seats. Haaretz said the next coalition

government, led by Likud and comprising of mostly religious or nationalist parties, could command 68 seats, up from the current 66. However, speculation remains that Ehud Olmert, recently cleared of the corruption charges that led him to resign as prime minister in 2008, will head a center-left party to challenge Netanyahu. A Jerusalem Post poll revealed that party headlined by Olmert, former opposition leader Tzipi Livni, current opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (of the Kadima party) and popular former news anchor Yair Lapid would beat Netanyahu’s Likud by a margin of four Knesset seats, 31-27. But MK Tzipi Hotovely of Likud, who has asked Israel’s Central Elections Committee to block Olmert from running, said such a center-left party would only exist in “science fiction,” the Post reported. On Monday, Netanyahu said that his current run as prime minister has improved the situation of “negative economic growth and rising unemploymen” that existed in Israel when he took office. From a security perspec-

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“We did not wage pointless wars,” he said. “Not only that, we did not wage any war; in my seven years in office (including my first term), there were no wars.” Kadima’s Mofaz, in his Knesset speech Monday, said “No media spin can obscure the Netanyahu government’s failed policies and flawed leadership over the past four years, under Netanyahu’s watch.” “Israelis are holding elections while Israel is a weaker country, a more isolated coun-

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he State Department confirmed published reports that Israel said in secret peace talks it was prepared to make serious territorial concessions in order to obtain a peace treaty with Syria. The report said Israel and Syria were engaged in American-brokered peace talks in 2010 that involved a tentative Israeli agreement to withdraw from the strategically-important Golan Heights in return for a peace treaty with Syria, the New York Times reported. However, the popular uprising against Syrian leader Bashar Assad scuttled the talks and Syria then degenerated into a state of civil war. “Our goal has always been

to have a comprehensive peace between Israel and all of her neighbors, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. “Prior to the eruption of all of the violence in Syria, there were efforts to try to support contacts between Israeli and Syrian officials. “But obviously, in the current environment in Syria, that’s not something that one can continue to work on,” Nuland said. As far back as 1993, then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Israel was prepared to withdraw from the Golan Heights, saying “the depth of the withdrawal will correspond to the depth of the peace” with Syria. Prior to their capture by Israel in the 1967 war, the Syrian army

had made life hell for the residents of northern Israeli farms and towns by constantly firing down on them from the heights. Israeli efforts over the years for a peace treaty with Syria were hampered by Assad’s increasingly close ties with Iran, whose leaders objected to any country making peace with Israel and repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction. Syria and Iran also both support and arm the radical Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, which parrots its Iranian sponsor’s opposition to peace with Israel. The uprising in Syria led to increased security along the Israeli border and international fears that Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons might fall into the hands of terrorists.


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wave of new troubles have hit Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, the famed sage and celebrity business advisor, who – while being investigated by Israeli police on a charge of money laundering – has been placed along with his wife under house arrest for allegedly attempting to bribe a senior police officer to provide him with classified information about the probe. Adding to the family crisis, the rabbi’s wife Devorah Rivka was reported to have taken an overdose of pills in an apparent suicide attempt. The rabbanit was admit-

ted to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and was said to have suffered light injuries. Said by observers to have committed the act out of despair over her husband’s run-in with the law, Devorah Rivka Pinto took the pills while her husband was going through a three-hour police interrogation into the bribery charges. The interrogation session was abruptly ended when the news about Rabbi Pinto’s wife came in. Late last week, the Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court ordered the Pintos to remain under house arrest for 15 days. In response to that move, Pinto family spokesman Amir Dan accused the police and the court of ignoring the family’s requests to delay the investigation,

given the rabbanit’s tentative psychological condition. Dan also condemned the authorities for ignoring the Pintos’ request to impose a media blackout on the probe. In addition to the temporary house arrest, the police announced on Monday that Rabbi Pinto is banned from traveling for a six-month period. The police in Israel launched their inquiry into Rabbi Pinto after he approached Brigadier General Ephraim Bracha, the director of its investigations department – who is said to be a follower of the sage – and allegedly offered him a large bribe in exchange for information about a separate investigation. That probe is looking into the dealings of Ofer Biton, a former assis-

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highly-circulated of these are Maariv, Yediot Achronot, and Ha’aaretz. The supremacy of these papers has been challenged the successful media ventures of Jewish billionaire, philanthropist, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson; particularly that of Maariv, the 64 year old paper, which may be on the verge of shutting down altogether.

lication, Israel Hayom, which was an immediate hit among Israelis. The national Hebrew-language daily, circulated free of charge, began publication in July of 2007, and eventually morphed into an online daily due to popular demand. The paper states that it “was founded on the belief that the Israeli public deserves better, more balanced and more accurate journalism,” boasting

Despite negative feedback and uncertainty at its inception, Israel Hayom has since won over a vast majority of the readership of Maariv and Yediot; steadily gobbling up market shares and overtaking other established leftist newspapers. In an effort to maintain a balance in Israeli media, Adelson, who disliked the coverage provided by Maariv on conservative politicians, (particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,) ventured a bid for ownership which was summarily denied by Maariv’s executives. Frustrated at the lack of impartiality and his failure to secure the paper, he commenced to launch his own pub-

what its counterparts apparently lack; full disclosure, fairness, openness and trustworthiness. In addition, the paper grants in-depth coverage to sensitive political and social issues which Maariv often excludes. Despite negative feedback and uncertainty at its inception, Israel Hayom has since won over a vast majority of the readership of Maariv and

Yediot; steadily gobbling up market shares and overtaking other established leftist newspapers. In an added twist, Adelson’s paper recently passed Yediot Ahronot as the top-read daily in Israel, leaving Maariv in third place, according to a survey by TGI, a leading Israeli polling company. While fans of Maariv furiously blame the Jewish-American billionaire for the downfall of the iconic paper, Israel Hayom, it seems, may merely have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. A variety of factors have led to the dethroning of Maariv, which has been hemorrhaging money for years, and suffered budget cuts as well as a steep drop in subscribers and ad revenue rendering the traditional newspaper economic model untenable. In addition, as a printed paper, it faced the struggles which most print media grapple with around the globe, with the emergence of online news sources and blogs. This, coupled with Israel’s more general economic woes, may bring about the ultimate downfall of Maariv. The future of Maariv remains uncertain, particular-

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tant to Rabbi Pinto, who has been under investigation in the United States for possible financial improprieties related to his simultaneous role as a fundraiser for Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm. While he was preparing to campaign for the House position in 2010, Grimm was introduced to Pinto by Biton, following which the rabbi’s congregants donated more than $500,000 to Grimm’s campaign. A number of those congregants subsequently claimed that the Republican politician and Biton told them it was acceptable to make donations over the legal limit. The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn is examining those improper donations. Biton was arrested in August on charges that he lied about personal information

while applying for a special immigration visa to the United States. He was released on $1.5 million bail after spending 50 days in prison. The Jerusalem Post reported that Devorah Rivka Pinto gave a suitcase filled with $200,000 in cash to the police officer’s wife, to be delivered to her husband. The Pintos deny the accusation, according to the family spokesman. “The rabbi answered all the questions in his investigation,” Dan stated. “He is sure that after the facts come to light, the police will understand that the suspicions are completely baseless.” According to reports, Rabbi Pinto insisted to the police that Bracha is a relative, and the rabbi was merely trying to give him financial assistance. Pinto said Bracha misunderstood his intentions, and the rabbi

could not fathom why the senior officer thought he was making a bribery attempt. Rabbi Pinto is the head of Shuva Israel, a yeshiva and charity organization that distributes food to the poor in Israel. The Sephardic rabbinical leader has provided business advice to numerous big names in Israel, including former Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni, Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman, real estate magnate Yitzhak Tshuva and business giant Nochi Dankner. In the United States, he has advised former Representative Anthony Weiner, basketball star LeBron James and conservative commentator Glenn Beck. Pinto’s attorney Yaron Lipshes insisted that his client has completely cooperated with the police, and that the charges against him are absolutely false.

ly after Nochi Dankner, who controlled the paper, agreed to sell it to Shlomo Ben-Zvi, the publisher of the Maariv’s right-leaning competitor, Makor Rishon. A last-minute proposal was submitted late Thursday by the English-language Jerusalem Post to purchase the beleaguered Hebrew paper, in a last ditch effort to revitalize the dying media empire. In the interim, most of its 2,000 employees, including editorial staff, columnists, administrative, printing and distributing staff are facing dismissal, with as few as 300 expected positions remaining open if the

deal with Ben-Tzvi comes to fruition. Yisrael Hayom’s success raised many eyebrows, particularly among those who supported Maariv and other leftwing newspapers. Accusations have been hurled at Adelson, with some arguing that the business mogul is attempting to buy power and influence Israeli politics through his money. Israel Hayom denies the charges, and says its economic model is simply more effective than that of other papers. “We won’t apologize for our success, the readers prefer us and we thank them,” the paper said in a state-

ment. The collapse of Maariv would leave Israel with three leading newspapers: the first, Adelson’s Israel Hayom, the second, Yediot Ahronot, and third, Haaretz. Maariv editor-in-chief Nir Hefetz made a front page plea late last month asking the government and advertisers to help and for everyday Israelis to purchase subscriptions. “If everyone contributes their part, if everyone joins the effort, together we can save Maariv,” he wrote. Thus far, his pleas have failed to rally the masses.

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Accusations Continue to Fly in ‘Benghazi-Gate’ Scandal As facts about the September 11 attack on the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya continue to unravel, scathing accusations of culpability are being hurled by both prominent Republican leaders and Democrats regarding exactly who is at fault for the heinous murders of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American personnel. By Fern Sidman

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n Sunday morning, October 14, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) leveled accusations of conspiracy against the White House for attempting to cover up the attack. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation”, Sen. Graham said he knows for a fact the administration was told within 24 hours of the incident it was carried out by al-Qaeda operatives.

Prophet Muhammad facing a hypothetical trial. No mention of a premeditated and heavily-armed strike on the embassy by al-Qaeda forces in Libya were made by President Obama, despite the fact that congressional testimony revealed that the White House had been informed on day one by U.S. intelligence agencies that the attack was an act of carefully coordinated terrorism by al-Qaeda. During a round of television news talk show appear-

Newt Gingrich: “No one died at Watergate! The Obama lies about Benghazi and Biden’s deliberate lies Thursday night should be a bigger scandal than Nixon.” For weeks following the attack, the White House had exclusively assigned blame for the deadly attack on “an excessive response to an anti-Islam video” amongst Muslim demonstrators who were protesting outside of the embassy. The controversial video, ironically titled “Innocence of Muslims,” part of which appeared on YouTube in English and Arabic-dubbed versions, depicted a deranged, womanizing

ances, United Nations U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice had reiterated the White House’s position on this issue by saying the attack could be attributed to a “spontaneous outbreak” of violence by demonstrators who were provoked by a “hateful” movie denigrating the founder of Islam. “They’re trying to sell a narrative, quite frankly, that the Mideast, the wars are receding, and al-Qaeda’s been

dismantled,” the South Carolina Republican said. “And to admit that our embassy was attacked by al-Qaeda operatives and Libya, leading from behind, didn’t work, I think undercuts that narrative. They never believed the media would investigate. Congress was out of session. It just caught up with them.” Echoing Senator Graham’s charges of a White House cover-up of the Benghazi affair was former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich who blasted the Obama administration’s handling of the terrorist attack. He said in a tweet that the growing scandal is “bigger than Watergate,” adding that, “No one died at Watergate! The Obama lies about Benghazi and Biden’s deliberate lies Thursday night should be a bigger scandal than Nixon,” Early in the televised vice-presidential debate on October 11th between Joe Biden and Rep Paul Ryan (R), Vice President Biden told his audience regarding the Benghazi attack, “We weren’t told they wanted more security; we did not know they wanted more security.”

“It is clear the Obama team decided to have the vice president lie about an event that killed four Americans, including an ambassador,” Gingrich continued in his tweet. Moreover, he believes that the facts surrounding the September 11 terrorist strike should be a major focus of the remaining two presidential debates. “We’ve now had over a month of dishonesty and cover-up from Obama team about Benghazi,” Gingrich wrote on Saturday. “Getting to truth should be the number one goal in the next two debates.” The White House was under intense pressure last Friday to disclose whether any senior administration officials were aware of requests for increased diplomatic security in Libya ahead of the fatal September 11 attack in Benghazi, White House press secretary, Jay Carney, came under fire by the media during Friday’s news briefing about what precisely Biden had meant when he made the aforementioned comment. The Romney campaign has seized upon testimony given to a congressional committee the day before the debate that suggested requests for beefed-up diplomatic security had indeed been made to the Obama administration prior to the attack. Carney said that Biden’s “we weren’t told” remark

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday accused the Obama administration of covering up its knowledge of the Benghazi terror attack.

related specifically and only to the White House. “The vice-president was speaking about himself and the president and the White House. He was not referring to the administration.” He added that there were countless diplomatic facilities around the world and it was left to security experts in the state department to ensure adequate protection for embassy staff abroad. Carney then attempted to shift the focus of the controversy back on to the Republicans by charging that Repub-

licans in congress dramatically reduced the budget for diplomatic security “in order to cut taxes for the wealthiest 2% in this country.” Carney said that under the budget proposal of Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, non-military discretionary funding would be cut by 19% by 2014, which the Obama campaign has calculated would lead to a cut of $300 million in embassy security. Repeatedly circumventing questions from reporters about See Benghazi Scandal, page 13


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Baltimore Rabbi Gets Prison Sentence for ‘Rescued Sifrei Torah’ Fraud A Baltimore, Maryland rabbi who claimed to be selling Torah scrolls he had rescued from Holocaust-era locations has been sentenced to four-plus years in jail for defrauding numerous customers of approximately $1 million. By Sholom Schreiber

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alling himself the “Jewish Indiana Jones,” Menachem Youlus – a professional Torah scribe and Jewish bookstore manager – spent years crafting a public persona as a dedicated investigator who traveled repeatedly to European concentration camp sites and other places associated with the Holocaust, digging up abandoned Torah scrolls to restore them to prime condition and sell them to synagogues grateful to have a sacred object of significant emotional import.

the courtroom, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon sentenced the 51-year-old Youlus to 51 months in prison, the maximum possible term, plus three years probation, on the charges of mail and wire fraud. The judge additionally ordered Youlus to pay his victims $990,366.05 in restitution. McMahon passed the judgment after listening to a number of the victims describe their emotional trauma when they discovered that – instead of having made worthy donations to a cause that purported to resuscitate damaged and historically valuable Torah scrolls

“I know I have a lifetime of atonement ahead of me.” But after a Washington Post article in 2010 cast serious doubt on Youlus’ claims of derring-do, authorities began investigating his background, and ultimately discovered that – in addition to never even traveling to Europe – he had been peddling ordinary scrolls to unwary recipients. As a crowd of supporters from the Baltimore Orthodox community looked on in

Israel — they had given significant funds to a man who kept the money for himself and gave them an item worth much less than they believed. “We’re here because Mr. Youlus is a liar and because he lied in order to obtain money,” the judge stated. The contrite 50-year-old father of nine children admitted to committing fraud. “I have sinned before G-d and violated the laws of the

country,” Youlus said tearfully. “I will carry that shame and dishonor with me for the rest of my life. … I know I have a lifetime of atonement ahead of me.” While prosecutors alleged that Youlus placed some of the money given him into his personal bank accounts and spent on personal expenses, the defendant’s attorney Benjamin Brafman asserted that his client had “squirreled away” the majority of the funds, and stated that the victims would be fully reimbursed. In a lengthy court document, Brafman contended that Youlus was a respected community member, who unfortunately has a psychological compulsion to lie. Speaking to the court, Brafman acknowledged that “the crime was horrific” and he added, “in 34 years, this is one of the worst moments I’ve had to spend in a courtroom.” At the same time, though, the famed attorney argued for leniency, saying that “the sentence should fit the criminal,” and noting that his client’s wife is ill. I will carry that shame and dishonor with me for the rest of my life.” Contending that Youlus

had been motivated by pure greed to carry out his swindle, the prosecution said that even just about a month ago, he was busily liquidating and reassigning his substantive assets to avoid paying any restitution. Testifying about the profound anguish she had experienced as a result of Youlus’ machinations, Mollie Epstein, a nursing home chaplain from Delaware, revealed that her family made a contribution to Youlus’ Save a Torah foundation in honor of her father’s 75th birthday. Touching on the supreme value of the Torah, Epstein said she had been “tormented for months” when she found out that Youlus had invoked both the Torah and the Holocaust as for criminal purposes. Judge McMahon described the case as “a strange story, a sad story, an incomprehensible story.” Noting the many testimonials to Youlus’ character and good deeds from intimates, McMahon said the rabbi was “very good to people he knows. Not good to people he didn’t know.” Referring to the crime as “brazen and horrible,” McMahon said that “Mr. Youlus preyed on people, manipulated people.” Selling the allegedly Holocaust-era Torah scrolls to more than fifty synagogues in the Washington area and

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Commenting in the wake of the sentencing, Menachem Rosensaft, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, stated, “I do think that, very literally, justice has been done. And clearly Judge McMahon understood the gravity of the offense.” Youlus will enter a federal penitentiary on December 17.

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WAR ON TERROR Israel Hit by More Palestinian Rockets, Kills Al-Qaeda-affiliated Terrorists

Two rockets fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip exploded in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday, causing no damage to property or injuries, Israel’s Army Radio reported.

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lso on Sunday, Israeli Air Force (IAF) planes targeted a terrorist cell in the southern Gaza Strip that was preparing to launch a rocket into Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said. One Palestinian was killed and another wounded in the airstrike, according to Palestinian hospital officials.

alert for booby-trapped cars approaching any security installation. Following the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed three terrorists on Saturday and Sunday, including Hisham Saedni, one of the most influential al-Qaeda leaders in the Strip, Israeli security forces were already on high alert

“The Global Jihad is stepping up its efforts to target us, and we will continue to interdict it with aggression and might, in terms of both response and pre-emption.” Sunday’s Israeli response came a day after two Global Jihad operatives were killed when an Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the motorcycle they were riding on in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. The two men were said to be involved in planning an attack on Israel. On Monday, Israelis living in communities in southern Israel around the Gaza Strip were told to stay within a 15-second distance of bomb shelters and safe locations due to the possibility that terrorists will launch rockets into Israel. Meanwhile, Egyptian security officials told the Palestnian news agency Ma’an that Cairo warned its troops based in northern Sinai to be on

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he head of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood called for Muslims to “raise the flag of Jihad in the way of G-d” to liberate Jerusalem. In a statement issued last Thursday

along the borders with Egypt and Gaza to thwart potential attacks emanating from Sinai. Since August 2011, when terrorists infiltrated from Sinai along Highway 12 and killed eight Israelis, Israeli forces stationed on the border with Egypt have been on a constant state of alert. There have been a number of incidents along the border since that attack, and several rockets have been fired toward Eilat from Sinai. In Sinai, where the Egyptian military says it is working to dismantle terrorist infrastructure, armed men seized an Egyptian military vehicle in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish on Sunday. The armed men, riding a pick-up truck, stopped the army car,

forced out an officer and a soldier then drove into the desert, according to Ma’an. According to Reuters, the two Gaza terrorists killed by Israel on Saturday were the most senior al-Qaeda affiliates in the Palestinian enclave, and one had links to jihadi networks in Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, sources said on Sunday. Saedni and Ashraf al-Sabah, the other person killed, were ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists. Armed Salafis, while a fringe presence in Gaza, have been stepping up violence against Israel while at times clashing with the Palestinian Hamas government. They also operate in the neighbouring Egyptian Sinai. Saedni and Ashraf al-Sabah were leaders, respectively, of the Tawhid wa-Jihad and Ansar Al-Sunna groups, two Salafi sources told Reuters. The movements share al-Qaeda’s vision of global jihad and opposed the more “pragmatic” Islamism espoused by Hamas and Cairo’s politically dominant Muslim Brotherhood. “Their blood will be a light to guide the holy warriors through the right path and will be fire that will burn the Jews,” one of the sources told Reuters, saying reprisals would not be limited to the short-range rocket launches that are Gaza terrorists’ fa-

vored mode of attack on Israel. Residents of communities in the western Negev, meanwhile, were becoming increasingly agitated in light of the lack of practical steps being taken to end the rocket fire, while reiterating their ongoing demand to complete the construction of fortified spaces in their homes. Netivot Mayor Yehiel Zohar asked the defense establishment to redeploy the Iron Dome rocket interception system in the area, after a home was damaged Oct. 12 after a rocket exploded in its yard. “The Global Jihad is stepping up its efforts to target us, and we will continue to interdict it with aggression and might, in terms of both response and pre-emption,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli cabinet in Jerusalem on Sunday. In a sign of Salafi assertiveness in Gaza, about 500 mourners attended Saedni’s and Sabah’s funerals on Sunday. Some wore the smocks typical of the al-Qaeda bastions in Pakistan and Afghanistan but relatively uncommon among Palestinians. The “council” has been promoting a radical brand of Salafist jihadism for years, and Saedni was incarcerated for a prolonged period by Hamas authorities due to his activities as a member of Islamic Jihad. Since his release from a Hamas prison in August, Hamas has reportedly

An Israeli man examine the damages from the shrapnels in the child room after a long-range Grad rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip landed in the backyard of a house in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: TSAFRIR ABAYOV/FLASH 90)

A leading terrorist operating in Gaza was dispatched in Sunday by a targeted Israeli air strike.

been planning a multipronged attack on Israel from the Sinai Peninsula with the help of Gaza Strip- and Sinai-based operatives. An IDF spokesman said, “The IDF will not tolerate any attack on Israeli citizens and

soldiers and will continue to operate with resolve and force against anyone who conducts terrorist activities against Israel. The Hamas organization is the address and they are responsible.” ISRAEL HAYOM,

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Muslim Brotherhood Chief Calls for ‘Holy Jihad’ Against Israel (Oct. 11) in Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper, Mohammed Badie said negotiations are pointless. “Let Muslims know and let Believers be certain that the recovery of the holy sites and the safeguarding of goods and blood from the hands of the Jews will not be through the corridors of the United

Nations, nor through negotiations,” a translation of Badie’s statement said. “The Zionists only know the method of force. They will not step back from transgression, unless they are forced to. This will only be by holy Jihad, and enormous sacrifices and all forms of resistance. One day

they will be certain that we will choose this Way, and raise the flag of Jihad in the Way of G-d. We will go forth to the field of Jihad. This will curb their hands and prevent their tyranny.” Egypt’s new President Mohamed Morsi, “grew up in the Muslim Brotherhood”

and was the group’s designated candidate for leadership. He has not disavowed similar threatening statements from Badie, his Brotherhood colleague. In a July sermon, after Morsi’s election, Badie said Muslims have a duty “to purify it from the hands of usurpers and cleanse Palestine from the

clutches of the Occupation that is an individual duty on all Muslims. They must wage Jihad with their money and lives and free it, and free its prisoners, male and female … and enable all of the displaced to return to their homeland, their homes, and their possessions.”

U.S. Court Overturns Conviction for Bin Laden’s Driver A U.S. federal appeals court has overturned the terrorism conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama Bin Laden.

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n Tuesday’s unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel said material support for terrorism was not a crime under international law

at the time of Hamdan’s conviction. Hamdan was convicted by an a military tribunal at the U.S. military base in Guan-

tanamo Bay, Cuba, and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison in connection to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

He was transferred to his native Yemen in late 2008 after receiving credit for time served. Yemeni authorities released him from prison in January 2009. Meanwhile, a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay be-

gan pre-trial hearings Monday for five alleged terrorists accused of conspiring in the 9/11 attacks. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks, and four co-defendants face charges of

terrorism, conspiracy and nearly 3,000 counts of murder, one for each known victim of the attacks on the U.S., including New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon near Washington. VOA NEWS


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Competition Sharpens Israeli Combat Medics’ Skills The medics of the IDF’s Givati Brigade administered IVs and evacuated fellow soldiers with simulated wounds in the Medic’s Competition, sharpening their emergency capabilities. By Hadas Duvdevani

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he Givati Brigade holds many training exercises, but the Medic’s Competition is of a different breed. More than a competition, the exercise is a show-

case of expertise in the medical field. The medics’ motivation flourishes and their professionalism improves, especially when soldiers are covered in fake blood. After simulating a mass casualty event, medics prac-

A mass casualty event is a challenge for the IDF. With a large number of casualties, medics have to sort and prioritize the wounded according to the severity of their condition. The responsibility falls on the shoulders of the young medics, who with the help of those around them, must decide whether treating a head injury is more important than rushing to an unconscious soldier.

tice the case of a single casualty. They rehearse common events, such as heat stroke. Heat, a common characteristic of Israeli terrain that stalks all soldiers, needs to be dealt with seriously. The medic decides to run an IV, but first checks

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pulse, respiration and consciousness.

In goes the needle, and then the IV “It is a tradition in the Brigade. The medics work very hard during the training and undergo special medical training. In addition, they participate in all the battalion exercis-

es like any other soldier, with all the weight and equipment,” said Brigade medical officer Capt. Michael Malkin. “It’s very important to us that we are as ready as possible for the next area we are deployed to. Another incident is always lurking around the corner where there will be casualties and medics will be required to provide a solution. I trust they know how

After simulating a mass casualty event, medics practice the case of a single casualty.

to do this.” “The Medic’s Competition helps maintain capabilities, creating a bond between the medical staff during this training, raising the level of professionalism, combining fitness with passion,” described Capt. Neta Geva, the commander of the clinic and the Givati Brigade’s training base. IDF NEWS SERVICE

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also apply.” During his address to the United Nations General Assembly last month, Netanyahu insisted that the international community draw a “clear red line” in Iran’s path to obtaining nucle-

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whether President Obama had been informed about several previous threats to attack the Benghazi consulate in the days leading up to the September 11 attack, Carney said, “I cannot get into the specific details of a classified briefing. There was no actionable intelligence that suggested there would be an attack at the Benghazi facility.” Dan Senor, a senior Romney adviser, questioned the administration’s grasp of vital national security issues. He said Biden’s comment had pointed to “the larger failures of the administration to be completely transparent about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi and the security situations leading up to the attacks.” On Wednesday (Oct. 10), the Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee was presented with a diplomatic cable sent on August 2nd by Ambassador Stevens to the State Department in Washington asking for an additional 11 security personnel to be added to the rotation of 24. Though the 11 were to replace temporary security staff who were leaving, Stevens made clear in the cable that violence and terrorism were a threat amid a volatile political landscape. He wrote: “Due to the level of threat in regards to crime, political violence and terrorism, post feels this is an appropriate number of LES [locally employed staff] security personnel needed to further embassy diplomatic outreach missions. Violent security incidents continue to take place due to the lack of a coherent national Libyan security force and the strength of local militias and large numbers of armed groups Host national security support is lacking and cannot be depended on to provide a safe and secure environment.” The Republican-dominated congressional committee had also heard testimony from Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, former head of a U.S. military team in Libya, who corroborated Ambassador Stevens’ assessment, by saying, “the security in Benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle throughout my time there.” He added that the head of U.S. security in the region had pushed for more people “but was never able to attain the numbers he felt comfortable with.” Shortly after the September 11 attack it was reported that the White House proposed to cut $129 million from the allocation for “Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance.” The cut can be seen on page 148 of the 394-page sequestration report. While acknowledging that Congress has the power of the purse, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi,slammed the Republicans for not having a full hearing on the subject and said Democrats held a hearing on how Medicare would be affected by a theoretical Romney/Ryan budget without GOP participation. On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she takes "responsibility" for the attack in Benghazi. She told CNN, "I'm in charge of the state department's 60,000-plus people all over the world at 275 posts." In an attempt to shield President Obama from the fallout over the growing scandal, she said, "What we had to do in the state department was keep focused not on why something happened - that was for the intelligence community to determine - but what was happening and what could happen. And that's what I was very much working on, day and night, to try to make sure that we intervened with governments. We did everything we could to keep our people safe, which is my primary responsibility."

ar weapon capability. Crossing that line would mean military intervention.Holding up a picture of a bomb and drawing a line below the fuse, the Israeli prime minister said, “a red line should be drawn right here, before Iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb, before Iran gets to a point where it’s a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon.” The Iranian ambassador to the U.N. called Netanyahu’s remarks “entirely baseless.” Netanyahu has warned that vows to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons such as the ones made by the Obama administration were not enough, and that the threshold to a strike on Iran should be set at an earlier point. Though Netanyahu has no plans to publicly

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endorse President Obama or Gov. Romney in the upcoming election, a TV advertisement featuring Netanyahu that aired last month in the key swing state of Florida was interpreted by many as an endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor. “The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs,” he says in the spot. “The world tells Israel, wait there’s still time. And I say, wait for what? Wait until when?” Netanyahu made the remarks on September 11th in Jerusalem shortly after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would not be “setting deadlines” for Iran, though it would be “watching very carefully about what they do, because it’s always been more about their actions and their words.” If Israel were to launch a military strike, Romney said, “the actions of Israel would not come as a surprise to me.” Romney’s website devotes a whole page to how he would handle the stalemate in Iran if elected president. “Mitt

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Romney believes that it is unacceptable for Iran to possess nuclear weapons capability,” the site reads. “Should Iran obtain such capability, the entire geostrategic landscape of the Middle East would tilt in favor of the ayatollahs. A nuclear-capable Iran will pose an existential threat to Israel, whose security is a vital U.S. national interest. As Iran’s ballistic missile capacity improves, it will endanger Europe and eventually the continental United States. It will provoke an arms race in which the Arab nations themselves forge ahead with nuclear programs of their own. The result will be a nightmarish cascade of nuclear tensions in the worst’s most volatile region. Iran’s sponsorship of international terrorism would take on a new and terrifying dimension.” Romney and Netanyahu have been friends since the 1970s when both worked at the Boston Consulting Group. In July, Romney visited Israel with his chief political backer, Sheldon Adelson, and was warmly welcomed by Netanyahu.

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Yeshiva University Faculty Help Secure $2.4 Million in Scientific Grants Five professors at Yeshiva University’s undergraduate colleges recently helped secure nearly $2.4 million in shared scientific grants.

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he grants range in focus from breast cancer research to alternative fuel solutions and will provide undergraduates with more opportunities than ever to engage in firsthand scientific study, hear from experts in the field and collaborate with other universities. “One of the missions of Yeshiva University is not only to educate our students in the great achievements of science and culture but also to show them how this knowledge is generated and evolves every day,” said Dr. Gabriel Cwilich, chair of YU’s division of natural sciences and mathematics. “The way to do that is to have a strong faculty, very much engaged in research, at the forefront of their disciplines so that they can teach the students both in the classroom and working beside them in the lab.

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“The project outcome will directly support the nation’s effort to diversify its energy supply portfolio and help reduce the global carbon footprint,” said Frenkel. “More importantly, the research will be coupled with an educational program dedicated to training and teaching students from the participating universities in advance synthesis, characterization and theoretical methods.” “Each of these grants provides some mechanism—be it allowing us to buy equipment, provide for research support personnel, postdoctoral collaborators or trips for faculty and students to attend scientific meetings—to advance these goals.” Dr. Anatoly Frenkel, professor of physics at Stern College for Women, was named a co-principal investigator in a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study alternative fuel sources. The three-year grant for $573,000 will pay for undergraduate summer research and innovations in Frenkel’s courses. “The project outcome will directly support the nation’s effort to diversify its energy supply portfolio and help reduce the global carbon footprint,” said Frenkel. “More importantly, the research will be coupled with an educational program dedicated to training and teaching students from the participating universities in advance synthesis, characterization and theoretical methods.” Dr. Jianfeng Jiang, associate professor of chemistry at Yeshiva College, received a threeyear NSF- Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant for $110,000 from a chemical catalysis program. Dr. Sumanta Goswami, professor of biology at Yeshiva College, is one of three co-principal investigators who will work together on a $1.4 million four-year grant from the National Cancer Institute that focuses on breast cancer research. The other two investigators in this grant are from YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The grant will provide money for reagents and a technician at Yeshiva College for four years, as well as opportunities for students to interact and work with the clinicians and scientists at Einstein and have access to cutting-edge laboratories, where they will focus on developing new approaches to investigating the biology of metastasis using human breast

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For Having the Chutzpah to Oppose ‘Savagery,’ Creator of Anti-Jihad Subway Ads Becomes Media Scapegoat The Jewish Voice Interviews Activist Pamela Geller, Co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative By Fern Sidman

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s the controversy continues to escalate over the placement of ads in New York City subways that call for a moral outcry against jihad and the pernicious deeds of radical Islamists around the world, the Jewish Voice sat down with controversial and oft-maligned political commentator Pamela Geller, a co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization that has spearheaded this ad campaign.

of the threat to the American value system that, she and her colleagues feel, is represented by encroachment of Sharia law in Western society. Her latest book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America which she co-authored with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch speaks to these very issues. As a visible political activist and commentator, Ms. Geller was an early driving force and an outspoken opponent of the proposed construction of Park51, better known as the “Ground

“The message [of the ads] is clear. Any war on innocent civilians is savage. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians.” If Ms. Geller’s name sounds familiar, it is because she has been at the forefront of championing the causes of democracy, liberty and justice through her role as author of the popular blog Atlas Shrugs, a co-founder of “Stop the Islamization of America,” and a prolific writer on the subject

Zero mosque,” which was to have been located only two blocks from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Under her leadership, Ms. Geller inspired the “Campaign Offensive: Stop the 9/11 Mosque!” and other protests. Ms. Geller was kind enough to take some time from

her busy schedule (made all the more busy, no doubt, by the uproar sparked by the anti-jihad advertisements throughout the NYC subway system), and speak with the Jewish Voice. JEWISH VOICE: We understand that the anti-jihadist ads placed by the American Freedom Defense Initiative on New York City subways have generated a great deal of controversy. Your ad says, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” It also appeared in the (San Francisco)Bay Area Rapid Transit System as well and was defaced, while disclaimers were placed on buses. Why, at this time, did you decide to place these ads and what message are you trying to communicate? PAMELA GELLER: I first attempted to place these ads in 2011 when an anti-Israel ad campaign was being running in the New York City subway system, although there was no controversy or opposition to those anti-Semitic ads. Our

ad campaign was hung up by legal battles. Anti-Jewish ads are okay; anti-jihad ads are “offensive.” Once I won my First Amendment rights, the ads finally went up. I intended the ads as a response to the anti-Israel ad campaign. The message is clear. Any war on innocent civilians is savage. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians. The relentless 60-year campaign of terror against the Jewish people is savage. The torture of hostage Gilad Shalit was savage. The bloody hacking to death of the Fogel family was savage. The Munich Olympic massacre was savage. The unspeakable torture of Ehud Goldwasser was savage. The tens of thousands of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel (into schools, homes, etc.) are savage. The vicious Jew-hatred behind this genocide is savage. The endless demonization of the Jewish people in the Palestinian and Arab media is savage. The refusal to recognize the state of Israel as a Jewish state is savage. The list is endless. One of the many emails I have received in support of the ads was from the parent of a young victim in the massacre at Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Unimaginable inhumanity. Anyone who has a heart understands. The media and political elites aligned with the jihad force, and whitewashed this horror. The objective of the campaign is to increase awareness of this unspeakable evil among good and decent people. JV: Many anti-Israel ads have been placed in subway systems and buses throughout the nation, yet the first amendment rights of free speech were granted to the groups that sponsored them. Can you tell us about your legal battles for free expression with the New York City MTA and the Washington, DC subway system, and what is your reaction to Donna Lieberman’s statements at the ACLU? At this point, has the Washington, DC system agreed to place the ads? PAMELA GELLER: The NYC MTA refused the ads on the pretext that they were “demeaning.” This was struck down on First Amendment grounds. Obviously the idea that my ads are “demeaning” but the anti-Israel ads weren’t was politically motivated. Civilized men do not sanction jihad or the Islamic Jew-hatred that is commanded in the Koran. The response to our ads by anti-Israel and self-hating Jewish groups is expected. The silence of Zionist and pro-Israel organizations is enormously disappointing. In D.C., they wanted to delay the ads for fear of violence from jihadists. But this, too, failed in court: in America we do not censor ourselves to kowtow to savages. Donna Lieberman said the ads were “patently

Author, controversial media personality, and anti-jihadist extraordinaire, Pamela Geller.

offensive.” In reality, they’re offensive only to jihadist savages and their useful idiot non-Muslim defenders. Yes, D.C. has agreed to run the ads, and they are running. JV: I understand that a female Egyptian blogger has embarked on a crusade to deface the ads in the NYC subway. Do you have any information about this person and do you know if she is being sponsored by CAIR, or groups of that nature? PAMELA GELLER: Mona Eltahawy is a frequent analyst for CNN and Reuters. She is noted for having criticized Islam’s mistreatment of women in an article several months ago. Also, she was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square last year by men she termed “beasts.” But now she is displaying full-on Stockholm Syndrome, identifying with her oppressors and furthering their agenda. Maybe she was trying to get back into the good graces of her Muslim Brotherhood friends who were angry about her article. Hundreds of anti-Israel ads have run in every major city across this country. Not one was defaced. Ten little anti-jihad ads go up, and every one of them was destroyed. This is a physical manifestation of the entire conversation, or lack thereof. Anyone who speaks about jihad and Sharia is attacked, defamed, destroyed – just like these ads. This is exactly what’s happening in the media regarding jihad coverage in general. Anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-Sharia hate is all over the airwaves, but anyone who dares to speak the truth about Islam and jihad in the media is immediately smeared and defamed. You can’t have this conversation in the media, any more than I can present these pro-Israel ads and receive any semblance of fair treatment. JV: Rep. Mike Honda (D) of California has taken a leading role in condemning your ad campaign. He asserts that

he is an outspoken supporter of free speech and feels that the answer to “bad speech” is more speech. He has called for a boycott of WMATA. What are your thoughts on his position and why do you feel that he is wrong? PAMELA GELLER: Honda is a stooge of Islamic supremacist forces in the U.S. He has appeared with Islamic supremacist leaders and harshly criticized the King hearings on jihad activity in the United States. We are facing opposition from elected officials who have aligned themselves with the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S., and with those who would undermine national security. I hope Honda’s constituents realize on election day how he is carrying water for Islamic supremacist enemies of free speech. JV: Your call for support for Israel in the face of the burgeoning movement of radical Islam seems to be the most disturbing part of your ad for those who oppose it. Do you feel this is the just the latest display in the campaign to demonize Israel, and is this anti-Israel sentiment, in your view, being fostered by the strain in relations between the Obama administration and Israel? PAMELA GELLER: Yes, certainly. Obama has greatly emboldened leftists in their Jew-hatred. But it is more than that. It is the normalizing of Jew-hatred in the culture. The annihilationist rhetoric of Islamic supremacists is very much a part of the media and academic narrative. JV: For those wishing to support Israel over savagery, as your ad suggests, how would you recommend that they go about it? PAMELA GELLER: Support Netanyahu. Vote out Obama and the Democrats. Act against anti-Israel propaganda in your local area. And contribute to our ad campaign as it goes national.


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At Age 84, Elie Wiesel Transcends Major Heart Surgery to Write Book on Near-Death Experience He has achieved legendary status around the world as a Jewish Holocaust survivor who was able to emerge from the darkest horrors and turn his life into a beacon of meaningful activity as a human rights advocate. By Sholom Schreiber

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et at age 84, Elie Wiesel still has personal and professional mountains to climb – he recently underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery, and while still in the beginning stage of recuperation, he began writing a new book about his latest harrowing experience.

it,” he comments, though he made a notable exception in 2009, when he accompanied President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Buchenwald death camp that he was forced to endure. Wiesel’s visible reminder of his dark years as a youth in Europe contrasts sharply with the bubbling activity going on around him in

Lying on a gurney on the way to the operating room, the man who cheated death in his younger years recalls, “I saw my son and my wife, and all of a sudden, a question ran through me, ‘Maybe it’s the last time?’ ” As he celebrates the publication of Open Heart, the 84-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prolific author contemplates his auspicious past and still-evolving present in the Manhattan office of his foundation, which is itself recovering from the financial devastation wrought by infamous swindler Bernard Madoff, who had invested the money financing its humanitarian ventures. Wiesel’s personal investments were similarly ruined by Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme. Fortunately for the Holocaust chronicler, approximately one-third of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s $15 million assets has been compensated through donations by caring outsiders. “Children sent us their pocket money, people we never heard of, Jews, non-Jews, young, old,” Wiesel marvels. “I was so touched by that.” While he and his wife have been forced to live on a tight budget since falling prey to Madoff ’s wiles, the survivor of Auschwitz wryly notes that he has seen worse, and suddenly pulls up his left jacket sleeve to display the Nazi death camp number that was branded on his arm during the Holocaust. “Usually I don’t show

the Madison Avenue office of his foundation, which touches on concerns ranging from Israeli education centers for Ethiopian Jews who have been saved from persecution to an international ethics essay contest. In the aftermath of the heart surgery that he was suddenly required to undergo last summer at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital, Wiesel’s physician recommended that his world-renowned client reduce his teaching schedule at Boston University. Nevertheless, he will deliver lectures at the college in the fall. “I love teaching, it’s my passion,” he enthuses. Wiesel has likewise managed to uphold his commitments to speak at the 92nd Street Y on topics of classical Jewish interest. Wiesel wrote Open Heart in French, his most natural language due to his immediate post-World War II placement in a youth home in Paris, where he settled and found success as a journalist before ultimately moving to New York in 1956. His wife Marion translated “Open Heart” into English, and the new book – one of more than fifty Wiesel has authored – will be published on December 4. Besides vividly describing

his surgical experience, the book features an intimate assessment of Wiesel’s life as he faced the possibility of its ending. Lying on a gurney on the way to the operating room, the man who cheated death in his younger years recalls, “I saw my son and my wife, and all of a sudden, a question ran through me, ‘Maybe it’s the last time?’ ” Wiesel found the moment reminiscent of the day in Buchenwald when he last saw his father, who was later beaten to death by a Nazi guard. The young man’s mother and sister had previously been murdered in the Auschwitz gas chambers. Touching on current events, Wiesel says that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad deserves to be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity. “Does anyone doubt that if he had a nuclear bomb, he would not use it?” he asks rhetorically. “Ahmadinejad is a dangerous man, and he should be made to stand trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for the killings of thousands of Iranians.” Wiesel sums up the Iranian leader’s guilt by stating that his actions have contributed to making this “the most dangerous time since World War II.” Wiesel’s most famous literary product, Night, published in 1956, is a required read for numerous students in American public schools. Night was the Holocaust survivor’s first public recounting of his horrific wartime trauma since he was liberated at age 16 by the United States Army in April 1945. At the time of his liberation, Wiesel filled out a questionnaire distributed by the American military to every prisoner of the Nazis asking, among other things, why he believed he was arrested and held captive. He answered simply, “For being a Jew.”

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The eloquent survivor used Night to express his anger at humanity. “Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends,” he quoted a prisoner telling him. “Everyone lives and dies for himself alone.” Despite all he went through and witnessed, Wiesel says he still believes in human redemption, an article of

faith he says he will explain in his next book, a novel appropriately titled “Redemption.” His goal “for the last twenty years of my life” has been to combat the twin evils of racism and hatred by organizing global gatherings with influential participants. The inauguration of President Obama was “one of the most joyous

days of my life, because my people, the American people, showed they could overcome a disease - hatred because of color.” The two have had informal private meetings at the White House, he says. “Someday,” Wiesel concludes, “my grandchildren will applaud the first Jewish president in America.”


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Is Sweden Turning a Blind Eye to Iran?

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he European Union has long relied on consensus building to deal with external threats. In their eyes, rarely, if ever, a military option is on the table – even if one country openly declares “wiping another off the map.” First the good news: the EU has sought heavy new economic sanctions on Iran, which would include a ban on importing natural gas from Iran to its countries, and a ban on selling various metals to the Islamic Republic. The new sanctions would also not allow companies in the EU from providing Iran with technology, equipment and spare parts for oil tankers, and Iran’s fleet of tankers would not be allowed to sail under any EU country’s flag. This would severely hamper their ability to market its oil around the world. Bad news, the dovish Swedes have apparently balked, and have sought to sabotage these sanctions. According to the Jerusalem Post, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official said the report was based “on an unauthorized anonymous official and that it did not represent Israeli government policy.” Sweden’s Foreign Ministry has since summoned Israeli Ambassador Isaac Bachman. If however, the report is proven true, the Swedes have demonstrated a grave error in judgment. Perhaps to them,

they are adopting the familiar Godfather adage, “it’s not personal, strictly business.” Turning a blind eye and abetting a foul regime is reprehensible and ought to be condemned by the entire world community. The Swedish company Ericsson, the world’s biggest telecom equipment maker has three major customers in Iran: MTN Irancell, MCCI and TIC – a sobering reminder to the rest of the world, if not to the Swedes themselves, to stop and think who are legitimate trading partners. If Sweden really has tried to thwart sanctions, they ought to be ashamed for both their feckless naiveté and disregard for their own values. The European Union has long believed that all states have the ability to be rational, and can be potential partners. But here, we are dealing with Iran. The Islamic Republic has managed to cajole, manipulate, and buy time at the expense of the world community, as it seeks its nuclear weapon. It is a state sponsor of terrorism, funding Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Through its actions, Sweden reflects flaws that are endemic to the EU itself, a transnational organization that seems all but oblivious to the realities of the dangers of our world, not to mention a blatant anti-Israel bias. We at the Jewish Voice do not advocate a militaristic

approach at all times, but the Western world should never turn their blinders on when dealing with radical Islamist regime. We ought to be in the position of strength. The Islamic Republic has yet to prove that their negotiations and agreements have been in good faith. They continue to reject any solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that doesn’t involve the annihilation of the Jewish state. A destabilized Middle East is clearly their goal, as Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi recently characterized the Arab Spring as an “Islamic Awakening,” ignoring that its own regime violently suppressed Green Movement protesters in 2009. If the Swedish government seeks to continue its business with Iran as a way to thwart the most recent sanctions, we are morally obligated to bring public attention to these actions and condemn them in the strongest possible terms. We know that the Swedish communications giant has signed a series of agreements with government-owned company Irancell in recent years. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has long championed diplomacy over sanctions. However, to steal another line from the Godfather, “all I want is a truce” may prove to be a dangerous proposition when the other side is prepared to die with you.

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Letters to the Editor World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries (WOJAC): History and Purpose Dear Editor: Soon after my arrival to Israel as a stateless person, i.e. refugee, from Iraq, in 1951, I met with Israeli ministers and politicians, even I had interview with the late Mr. Ben Gurion, the prime minister then, the minister of health, and the late Mr. Begin the leader of Herut. I also spoke with Mr. Shlomo Hillel, the person most active in the exodus of the Jews from Iraq. I tried to convince them that the Jews of Arab countries, almost one million of them, who arrived to Israel penniless, were refugees. The response was NO, they were Zionists. I challenged that assertion time and again, by asking audiences whom I addressed, if any of them would leave all their properties and assets and go to Israel because of the Zionist ideal. Not a single person ever responded affirmatively. WOJAC was established as an organization, by Mr. Mordekhai Ben Porat, then minister without portfolio, in the early seventies. I was one of the principal organizers, as I represented WOJAC in the USA. As such, I tried to block the PLO from appearing before the UN Security Council, when Israel boycotted that meeting, I served to save Jews from hanging in Iraq and to get Jews out of Iraq of the Ammash-Baker regime, by the help of the High Com-

their own volition and will. As a matter of fact President Sadat told me “the Jews came to us and wanted to leave and we told them they are free to leave,” the same I heard from the Moroccan foreign minister. Yet when you confront them with the history of their persecution of the Jews they nod their head. Besides the Farhood (pogrom) of June 2, 1941 in Baghdad, Iraq, there were 27 major pogroms in the major Arab cities, in Casablanca, Rabat, Marakish and Fass in Morocco, in Constantine in Algeria, in Jerba and Tunis in Tunisia, in Tripoli and Bengazi in King Sanusi’s Libya, in Cairo and Ismailia of Egypt, in Allepo, Damascus and Kamishli of Syria and of course Baghdad, Mosul and Basra of “Royal pro- Western” Iraq. The turning point for the Jews in Iraq was not the Farhood, as it is wrongly assumed. It was May 15, 1948 after Israel’s declaration of independence. A dark curtain fell on the Jewish community of Iraq, because military rule was imposed: 10,000 Jews were jailed and another 10,000 were interned in detention camps in Amara. All Jewish government employees were fired. Jewish merchants could not do business without a Muslin partner. A tax to ‘liberate Palestine’ was imposed on the Jews. The real turning point for Iraqi Jewry was the hanging of the late Mr. Shafik Adas in the

President Sadat before the Camp David and the peace agreements between Israel and Egypt, when President Sadat invited me to meet with him in Ismaelia as what I was called ‘president of the Arab Jews’ (“Raees El Yahood El Arab”). This resulted in the special item of the peace agreement dealing with compensation issues. I pressed with the Arab League, meeting with Mr. Ismat Abd el Mageed, when he was secretary general of the league, and most recently with Mr. Amr Musa, to rescind the Arab League’s resolution, of 1949 prohibiting Arab governments from granting citizenship to the Palestinian Arab refugees. I was told that I was trying to dilute the Palestinian problem. Of course my main purpose was to facilitate peace by reducing the impact of the Arab refugees and their demand of return, which has blocked every effort to make peace, whether the Oslo accords, the River Wei agreement and camp David II. Now the Israeli government, through the Israeli foreign office, and supported by the World Jewish Congress and JJAC an organization seeking so called justice for the Jews from Arab countries, is trying to rename these Jews from Arab countries as refugees, no longer Zionists, for its own purposes of ‘kizzuz,’ i.e. offsetting the demands of the Arab refugees with

Arab leaders and diplomats repeat the lie of the Israeli government that the Jews left of their own volition and will. As a matter of fact President Sadat told me “the Jews came to us and wanted to leave and we told them they are free to leave,” the same I heard from the Moroccan foreign minister. Yet when you confront them with the history of their persecution of the Jews they nod their head. missioner of Refugees, the late Prince Sadrudin Agha Khan, and UN Secretary General Mr. U Thant and his successor Mr. Waldheim, and the Canadian government with the wheat deal. All this was done without fanfares and publicity. WOJAC was instrumental in blocking Israel from offsetting the oil Israel used from Sinai by the property and assets of Egyptian Jews. I pressed the issue of the rights of the Jewish refugees from Arab countries before the UN Security Council after the Six Day War, with Judge Goldberg, and then US representative at the UN, to include, though indirectly, the issue of the Jewish refugees in resolution 242, by mentioning refugees and not Palestinian refugees, thus indirectly including the Jewish refugees. Arab leaders and diplomats repeat the lie of the Israeli government that the Jews left of

summer of 1948, after a sham trial. This sole event created the greatest of fear among the Jews of Iraq that their lives were in danger in Iraq, because there was no Jew wealthier and more ingratiated by the Iraqi royalty and politicians than Mr. Adas. Just few days before he was arrested, I met with him with my father, who was the contractor to build Mr. Adas’ palace in Basra. He voiced his opposition to the creation of Israel, because he feared it will just a ghetto of Jews and can be easily annihilated. He was no Zionist. Thus my answer to Israel’s governments and to the Arab leaders and diplomats is ‘when your house is on fire you try to escape at all costs’. Besides, the Arab League had a resolution of 1949 ‘to facilitate the exodus of the Jews from the Arab countries,’ an aphorism for their expulsion. I pressed the issue with

the rights of the Jewish refugees in terms of reparations. Yet the same government not only refuses to cooperate with me and WOJAC, but blocking every effort I am working on to recover some of the Jewish assets which were frozen in the banks, usually foreign banks, which functioned in the various Arab countries. Two prominent Israel lawyers and I have communicated with officials of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Retirees, the Prime Minister’s office, etc. etc. with no avail. The Israeli government with the help of the WJC and JJAC is trying to cheat the Jews of Arab countries of their legitimate rights, by falsely championing their cause. I accuse. Prof. Heskel M. Haddad, M.D President and UN Representative WOJAC


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Don’t Risk Israel’s Security on Obama’s Words “Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in the New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama is fully committed to the Jewish state. By Sheldon G. Adelson But is that true? Should we take him at his word? No, not when Israel confronts the threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran. Time and again President Obama has signaled a lack of sympathy—or even outright hostility—toward Israel. Not long ago he was caught on an open microphone agreeing with French President Sarkozy’s slurring of the Israeli prime minister. And then there was his public snubbing of the Israeli leader’s request to discuss Iran during a recent U.S. visit, a measure Reuters termed “a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally.” Even more worrying, last month former U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, who attended several of Obama’s meetings with Netanyahu, admitted “there are serious differences between our interests and Israel’s own security interests.” All this certainly raises questions about Obama’s sincerity when he publicly says he’ll “always have Israel’s back.” Nor are these the only times the president has left American voters wondering where he really stands on foreign relations. Remember, earlier this year, when he was inadvertently recorded asking former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for “space” until his reelection, when he’d have more “flexibility” on missile defense? What did he mean? Obama was clearly not being forthright with the American people. What else hasn’t he told us? Think about Obama’s anti-Israel friends and mentors— radicals like Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, or the late Edward Said, the virulently anti-Israel professor under whom Obama studied. Has he made anti-Israel promises to them? Is Obama’s campaign rhetoric in support of Israel only creating “space” till after the election? These questions cause genuine worry in Israel. Even some liberals now complain the president has lost so much Israeli trust that, in the words of Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, “there is almost no chance of progress [for peace] if Obama wins re-election.” Given that Obama’s public expressions are not something Israelis can rely upon, we need to take seriously the question: What are his second term plans when he no longer needs the Jewish vote? Obama’s supporters tell us there’s nothing to worry about. He can be trusted, they say, because of his record of military aid to Israel and his support for sanctions against Iran. But the aid was committed

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in programs that began decades before his presidency under previous administrations. He cannot rightly take credit for this aid in the sense of initiating it, just as he cannot take credit for merely signing pro-Israel legislation that had bipartisan congressional support. Moreover, Obama’s campaign never mentions that in the past few years his budgets have proposed significant cuts in U.S.-Israel missile defense funds—from $121.7mil to $99.8mil, a substantial slash. And just ask Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak or Poland’s Lech Walesa about Obama’s reliability because of past military aid. Even worse, the Iranian sanctions contain loopholes that, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, “you could drive a warhead through.” All 20 of Iran’s major trading partners enjoy sanction exemptions. They won’t stop Iran’s nuclear program. Let’s also not forget, when Obama took office, he admitted his administration sought to put “daylight” between America and Israel. He lectured that the Jewish state needed “to engage in serious self-reflection” about peace—as if tiny Israel has not spent decades pursuing peace with its belligerent neighbors. And unbelievably, in his 2009 address to the Muslim world, he implied a moral equivalence between the Holocaust and Palestinian dislocation. With a second term the president won’t have fears of electoral accountability and will act upon his true feelings toward Israel. This is worrying—especially at a time when the Jewish state as well as Americans sorely need a president whose words and policies they can rely on. Not since 1967 has Israel’s safety been more precarious. Iran is now racing for a nuclear bomb while bragging they only need “24 hours and an excuse” to destroy the Jewish state. Egypt is lost to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hezbollah is armed to the teeth in Lebanon. Turkey’s government is more foe than friend. The Gulf States use enormous petroleum

wealth to fund global anti-Israel propaganda. The “Arab Spring” continues to usher extremists into power. And Hamas rules Gaza. All the while, the United Nations never misses a chance to denounce the Jewish state; Western universities support boycotts of Israel; and a sizable portion of the Democratic Party protests the inclusion of Jerusalem in their party platform. The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, can’t even name Israel’s capital. In these times of unrest and violence, it is necessary to elect a commander-in-chief whose words we can trust. Mitt Romney, to my mind, is a much safer choice. Unlike Obama, he not only understands Israel’s predicament, he actually likes the country. To be sure, no one should argue that Jews must support Romney just because he is more reliable on Israel. But neither should they dismiss him because they don’t agree with his every position. When the Jewish homeland is at stake, we must not let ourselves be fooled by Obama’s oration skills. Nor can we afford to ignore his troubling track record on Israel. Those who support Obama are asking the rest of us to trust a president who has yet to recognize Israel’s ancient capital, a promise he made in the last election. So keep in mind Obama’s open microphone comments next time someone says you must take the president at his word. And ask yourself: Should we risk Israel’s security on his campaign rhetoric? For Obama, the issue is only political; for Israel, it’s existential—a matter of survival. Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson is an internationally renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the world’s leading private donor to Jewish education, the Birthright Israel program, and Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. In June, he gave the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC $10 million. This op-ed was originally published by JointMedia News Service, JNS.org.

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Ankara at War

EU wins ‘Nobel Appeasement Prize’

Why does the Turkish government act so aggressively against the Assad regime of Syria? By Daniel Pipes

The Nobel Peace Prize isn’t so much a peace prize as it is an appeasement prize.

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erhaps Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hopes that lobbing artillery shells into Syria will help bring a satellite government to power in Damascus. Maybe he expects that sending a Turkish war plane into Syrian air space or forcing down a Syrian civilian plane en route from Russia will win him favor in the West and bring in NATO. Conceivably, it’s all a grand diversion from imminent economic crisis due to borrowing too much. Erdoğan’s actions fit into a context going back a half-century. During the Cold War, Ankara stood with Washington as a member of NATO even as Damascus served as Moscow’s Cuba of the Middle East, an arch-reliable client state. Bad Turkish-Syrian relations also had local sources, including a border dispute, disagreement over water resources, and Syrian backing of the PKK, a Kurdish terrorist group. The two states reached the brink of war

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I Happier times: The Asads (2nd and 4th from left) vacationed in August 2008 with the Erdoğans in Bodrum, Turkey, home town of Herodotus.

years of Assad despotism and agitated, at first non-violently, then violently, for the overthrow of their tyrant. Erdoğan initially offered constructive political advice to Bashar al-Assad, which the latter rebuffed in favor of violent repression. In response, the Sunni Erdoğan emotionally denounced the Alawi Assad and began assisting the largely Sunni rebel force. As the conflict became more ruthless, sectarian, and Islamist, effectively becoming a Sunni-Alawi civil war, with 30,000 dead, many times that in-

Turkish and Syrian government ministers met in 2009 at a border crossing and symbolically eliminated the division between their two countries.

in 1998, when the Assad government’s timely capitulation averted armed conflict. A new era began in November 2002 when Erdoğan’s AKP, a clever Islamist party that avoids terrorism or rants about a global caliphate, replaced the center-right and -left parties that long had dominated Ankara. Governing competently and overseeing an unprecedented economic boom, the AKP’s share of the electorate grew from one-third in 2002 to one-half in 2011. It was on track to achieving Erdoğan’s presumed goal of undoing the Atatürk revolution and bringing Shari’a to Turkey. Feeling its oats, the AKP abandoned Washington’s protective umbrella and struck out on an independent neo-Ottoman course, aiming to be a regional power as in centuries past. With regard to Syria, this meant ending decades-old hostilities and winning influence through good trade and other relations, symbolized by joint military exercises, Erdoğan and Bashar al-Assad vacationing together, and a bevy of their ministers literally raising the barrier that had obstructed their mutual border. Starting in January 2011, these plans unraveled, as the Syrian people woke from forty

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jured, and even more displaced, Turkish refuge and aid became indispensible to the rebels. What initially seemed like a masterstroke has turned into Erdoğan’s first major misstep. The outlandish conspiracy theories he used to jail and cow the military leadership left him with a less-than-effective fighting force. Unwelcome Syria refugees crowded into Turkish border towns and beyond. Turks overwhelmingly oppose the war policy vis-à-vis Syria, with special opposition coming from ‘Alevis, a religious community making up 15-20 percent of Turkey’s population, distinct from Syria’s Alawis but sharing a Shiite heritage with them.

Assad took revenge by reviving support for the PKK, whose escalating violence creates a major domestic problem for Erdoğan. Indeed, Kurds – who missed their chance when the Middle East was carved up after World War I – may be the major winners from current hostilities; for the first time, the outlines of a Kurdish state with Turkish, Syrian, Iraqi and even Iranian components can be imagined. Damascus still has a great power patron in Moscow, where the government of Vladimir Putin offers its assistance via armaments and United Nations vetoes. Plus, Assad benefits from unstinting, brutal Iranian aid, which continues despite the mullah regime’s deep economic problems. In contrast, Ankara may still belong, formally, to NATO and enjoy the theoretical privilege of its famous Article 5, which promises that a military attack on one member country will lead to “such action as …necessary, including the use of armed force,” but NATO heavyweights show no intention of intervening in Syria. A decade of success went to Erdoğan’s head, tempting him into a Syrian misadventure that could undermine his popularity. He might yet learn from his mistakes and backtrack, but the padishah of Ankara is doubling down on his jihad against the Assad regime, driving hard for its collapse and his salvation. To answer my opening question: Turkish bellicosity results primarily from one man’s ambition and ego. Western states should stay completely away and let him be hoist with his own petard. Mr. Pipes (www.DanielPipes. org) is president of the Middle East Forum. © 2012 by Daniel Pipes. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador, vetoes a draft resolution at the U.N. Security Council.

know, I know: many people realized this bald truth before I did. I’ll confess that I was avoiding that conclusion because, despite all the laughable recipients of the prize— former PLO leader (and professional Israel-hater) Yasser Arafat, former president (and professional Israel-hater) Jimmy Carter, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief (and professional Israel-hater) Mohammed ElBaradei—there have been a handful of winners who deserved the accolade, like the Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the brave Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, and the courageous architect of the Northern Ireland peace process, David Trimble. But the news that the 2012 prize has been awarded to the European Union has compelled me to reassess my view. There is nothing that I can think of that would recommend giving this honor to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats sitting in Brussels. All too often, the EU’s foreign policy interventions have been marked by cowardice. During the 1990s, the EU’s response to Serb-sponsored ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia was shameful in its timidity. More recently, the 27-member bloc has failed to protect the Republic of Georgia from a Russian military onslaught, has done nothing to bring about the collapse of Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus—a country commonly known as “Europe’s last dictatorship”—and continues to entertain the possibility of Turkey’s full membership, despite Ankara’s official denial of the Armenian genocide, its support for the rogue “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” created after Turkish troops illegally occupied the northern half of the island in 1974, and its backing of the terrorist groups that attacked Israeli troops during their infamous attempt to breach the Israeli blockade of Hamasruled Gaza in May 2010. Yet there is one policy dilemma that symbolizes the EU’s weakness better than any other: its refusal to designate the Lebanese Islamist organization Hezbollah as a terrorist group. At the beginning of October, Israel shot down a drone aircraft after it flew approximately 25 miles into southern Israeli territory, close to the Dimona nuclear plant. Suspicions that Hezbollah was responsible were formally confirmed this week, when Hezbollah’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, delightedly claimed credit for the operation. “The resistance in Lebanon sent a

Ben Cohen’s “laughable” Nobel Peace Prize winners: PLO leader Yasser Arafat, former president Jimmy Carter, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammed ElBaradei. (CREDIT: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft from Lebanon...It penetrated the enemy’s iron procedures and entered occupied southern Palestine,” Nasrallah boasted, adding that the drone’s parts were manufactured in Iran, Hezbollah’s main sponsor, and assembled by Hezbollah terrorists. By any reasonable definition, the use by a private militia of the territory of one sovereign state to attack a neighboring sovereign state constitutes “terrorism.” Moreover, the drone operation was not the only act of terrorism committed by Hezbollah in the last year. Back in July, a bomb attack on a busload of Israeli tourists visiting the Bulgarian resort of Burgas resulted in the deaths of seven people. There was ample evidence linking Hezbollah to this monstrous act, which took place on the territory of an EU member state. Additionally, the Burgas attack took place soon after Israeli targets in Thailand, India and Georgia were selected by Hezbollah for assault. As Ehud Barak, Israel’s Defense Minister, asserted at the time, the pattern of these attacks was demonstrative of the “global wave of terror sponsored by Iran and carried out by their Lebanese agents, Hezbollah.” And if that weren’t enough, Hezbollah has actively aided Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad in his brutal suppression of the 19-month-old uprising against his rule. Nasrallah has denied that Hezbollah has provided military support for Assad, but what else could explain the recent deaths of two of its operatives on the Syrian border while, in the organization’s own words, performing their “jihad duties?” The United States, which classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in 1999, added a new layer of sanctions against the group in September precisely because of its alliance with Assad. But in this instance, as in all others, the EU has maintained its insistence that Hezbollah resists classification as a terrorist organization. Out of all of its member states, only the Netherlands accepts this designation. The EU’s reasoning, such as it is, is based on its assess-

ment that because Hezbollah is involved in Lebanon’s political process, it cannot be labeled a terror group. This stance flies in the face of several authoritative western intelligence reports. As a 2010 Canadian intelligence study pointed out, “Despite its foray into Lebanese politics, Hezbollah retains a potent military capability independent of Lebanese state control and a terrorist wing controlled by Hezbollah’s leadership.” The EU’s stubbornness over Hezbollah frequently leads it to ignore evidence of Hezbollah’s involvement with terrorism. While the Burgas attack was still fresh, with evidence still being collected, the Presidency of the EU Council rushed to rule out Hezbollah’s culpability, citing the lack of “tangible evidence.” There are none so blind as those who refuse to see. Meanwhile, America’s patience is running out. At the end of September, more than 250 members of Congress sent a letter to EU leaders that pointed out that both Israel and the United States deemed Hezbollah responsible for the Burgos atrocity, urging the Europeans to properly join the Americans “in the vital effort to fight terrorism.” The EU’s studied indifference to these pleas will only strengthen Hezbollah’s resolve to carry out more attacks on European soil. All this explains why the Nobel Committee’s decision to grant the peace prize to the EU was such a catastrophic error of judgment. We have gotten used to pious European spokesmen lecturing the United States about the dangers of unilateralism, conveniently forgetting that Europe is littered with the corpses of young American soldiers who died fighting to protect the continent’s freedom in two world wars. Now, however, this same ideology of appeasement has become a real security risk. And what is needed is a dramatic policy correction, not a peace prize. Ben Cohen is the Shillman Analyst for JNS.org. His writings on Jewish affairs and Middle Eastern politics have been published in Commentary, the New York Post, Ha’aretz, Jewish Ideas Daily and many other publications.


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NYC Multifamily Sales Jump in August Sharp Rebound in Transaction, Dollar Volume from July Figures

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ultifamily building sales in New York City rebounded sharply in August after an unusually lackluster July, according to Ariel Property Advisors’ Multifamily Month in Review: New York City for August. August 2012 multifamily sales saw 56 transactions comprised of 81 buildings totaling $574.498 million in gross consideration, which is a 44 percent increase in transaction volume, a 53 percent increase in building volume, and a 120 percent increase in dollar volume compared to July, which saw 39 transactions comprised of 53 buildings totaling $261.355 million in gross consideration. “We expected to see a jump in August because July’s figures were well below the monthly averages we’ve recorded this year and didn’t correspond with the conditions or outlook for the multifamily market,” said Shimon Shkury, president of Ariel Property Advisors. “In fact, for the six months ended August 2012, the city had an average of 47 multifamily transactions per month, which is the highest level we’ve seen since

we began tracking this data point. The six-month average dollar volume was $421 million, which is the first increase we’ve seen since May and reflects an increase in institutional transactions for August.” Year-over-year figures were also strong in August. While dollar volume slightly declined 7 percent yearover-year, August 2012’s numbers represent a significant 65 percent increase in transaction volume and 69 percent increase in building volume compared to August 2011, which saw 34 transactions comprised of 48 buildings totaling $617.498 million in gross consideration. The following is a breakdown of the August 2012 multifamily data by area: Manhattan led the city in terms of both the strength of the bounce and overall figures, capturing 70 percent of the dollar volume and 33 percent of the building volume. The borough saw 18 transactions comprised of 27 buildings totaling $401.095 million in gross consideration. Four separate institutional transactions totaling more than $300 million in gross consideration made up a

significant portion of these figures. The Bronx had another strong month with 13 transactions comprised of 20 buildings totaling $68.308 million in gross consideration. This is more than double the level of activity seen on a year-over-year basis. Brooklyn also had a good month with 13 transactions comprised of 15 buildings totaling $51 million. While this is steady in terms of transaction volume compared to the previous month, year-over-year it

represents more than double the transactional volume and more than three times the dollar volume. Northern Manhattan transactions were up on a month-over-month and year-over-year. The region saw 10 transactions consisting of 16 buildings and totaling $48.490 million in gross consideration. Washington Heights and Central Harlem continue to see the bulk of sales activity. Queens had a light month with only two transactions comprised of three buildings totaling $5.6 mil-

lion in gross consideration. More information is available from Mr. Shkury, 212-544-9500, ext. 11, sshkury@arielpa.com. For a copy of the report, please see http://arielpa.com/ newsroom/report-MFMIRAug-2012. The Multifamily Month in Review: New York City tracks sales of multifamily buildings with a minimum sales price of $1 million, with a minimum gross area of 5,000 square feet, and with a minimum of 10 units. Ariel Property Advisors is a New York City invest-

ment property sales firm with an expertise in the multifamily market. The firm also produces a number of research reports including the Multifamily Month in Review: New York City; Multifamily Quarter in Review: New York City; Multifamily Year in Review: New York City; Brooklyn MidYear and Year-End Sales Reports; Northern Manhattan Mid-Year and Year-End Sales Reports; and the Bronx Mid-Year and Year-End Sales Reports. More information is available at arielpa.com.

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Jewish Children’s Museum to Host Special ‘Kosher Day’’ Oct. 21 to be “a day of tasting, exploring and learning through a whole lot of fun!” By Abi Cohen

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he Jewish Children’s Museum has announced an upcoming fun, free, educational and exciting day this weekend, to learn and explore the laws of kosher through interactive food shows and hands on educational activities. A range of kosher companies from around the world are reportedly thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase their

excite the taste buds of everyone in the audience! Said JCM Marketing Director Chaim Benjaminson: “I am looking forward to welcoming the community to the Jewish Children’s Museum; the kosher companies have always been a strong partner to the JCM and we are excited to give them the opportunity to be directly involved with our visitors.” For children of all ages, there will be special workshops which

new products and let participants be the first to sample them. Kids will be able to take a trip on board “Noah’s ark” where they can pet and feed the animals, and jump on the moon bounce; always a great way to let off steam! Attendees will also enjoy an interactive cooking show, kosher themed game shows in our state of the art interactive game-show room, and have the chance to meet the ‘Pickle Rabbi’ whose interactive workshop is sure to

will include live demonstrations on the laws of kosher, basics to maintain a kosher kitchen, what to do when someone makes a mistake and much more. This is an opportunity not to be missed and a great day out for the whole family. Entrance is free and the first 100 attendees will receive a special gift bag filled with all sorts of goodies! For more information you can visit the museum’s website at www. JCM.museum, call 718-907-8805, or ‘Like’ the Jewish Children’s Museum on Facebook.

Simchat Torah: From Moscow to Brighton Beach On a chilly Monday night, at the tail end of the fall Jewish holiday season, hundreds of young Russian Jews, who most decidedly did not seem like synagogue regulars, came together to celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah. By Mordechai Tokarsky

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trangely they seemed at home in the grand, but dilapidated, synagogue building which houses the RAJE center. They prayed, shmuzed, toasted l’chaims and danced with the Torah on Ocean Parkway. Seeing young Jews celebrating Jewish life is always heartwarming, but this particular celebration deserves special

hundreds of young Russian Jews would gather in the synagogues on Simchat Torah, risking all to dance in the streets with Torah scrolls, the content of which most knew little about. It became an expression of Jewish pride and a unique Russian Jewish symbol of defiance! Sadly and ironically, this holiday was forgotten by their children and grandchildren who found freedom in America. Six years ago we started RAJE, with the lofty goal of en-

mention, as it has a very special significance for Russian Jews, and its revival represents an important educational success for those who helped build RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience). For our parents and grandparents in Soviet times a holiday visit to a synagogue meant to risk losing their job, getting kicked out of school or worse. However for reasons no one can explain, even in the darkest of times,

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viving Simchat Torah as a holiday celebrated by young Russian Jews was a particular educational challenge for RAJE. So for the past few years, we included attendance at Simchat Torah among the program requirements for the RAJE Fellowship program. This typically resulted in large crowds of young people gathering to smoke and shmuze, while a few dozen more committed peers would actually do some dancing with the Torah. This year the timing of the Jewish holidays caused us to delay the start of the RAJE Fellowship program until Oct 14th, the Sunday after the holiday. Attending Simchat

Torah was not a program requirement and we had a chance to find out if our efforts over the years had made a lasting impact. As the crowd began to gather on Monday night, it was incredible to see faces of alumni from almost every semester and trip. The spirit and energy was contagious, as so many young Russian Jews, who did not grow up celebrating Simchat Torah, were now dancing and singing together in a Jewish community they could call their own. [For more regarding the state of Torah education among Russian-American Jews, turn to page 24.]


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Record $20 Million Raised at Israel Bonds Insurance Luncheon Benjamin Lawsky, NYS Superintendent of Financial Services, and Roger Crandal, CEO of Mass Mutual Finance Group, Honored at Annual Event

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record-breaking $20 million in Israel bond investments was raised at the annual Israel Bonds Insurance Division luncheon held October 11 at the St. Regis Hotel. At the luncheon, Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State superintendent

of Financial Services, and Roger W. Crandall, chairman, president & CEO of MassMutual Financial Group, were presented with the Neil D. Levin Memorial Award. Levin was New York State insurance superintendent when he was killed in the 9/11 terror-

ist attack on the World Trade Center. His mother, Gloria, was among 200 insurance industry leaders attending the annual event. They were briefed on the current Mideast geo-political situation by Israel’s Deputy Consul General in New York Shlomi Kofman.

From left to right: Greater New York Israel Bonds Director David Pasternack; Luncheon CoChairman Nathan M. Perlmutter, Forest Hills Financial Group, The Guardian Life Insurance Company; New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M.Lawsky; Chairman, President and CEO of MassMutual Finance Group Roger W. Crandall; New York City Sales Executive Jeff Strominger; Luncheon Chairman Martin Minkowitz, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (PHOTO CREDIT RICHARD LOBELL)

Luncheon co-chairs Martin Minkowitz of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Nathan Perlmutter of the Forest Hills Financial Group and Guardian Life Insurance Company, Richard Allen of American Corporate Benefits, and presenters Judge Dennis Jacobs and Tom Henske of Lenox Advisors joined in congratulating the honorees as worthy

recipients of the prestigious award and thanking them for supporting Israel’s economic development. Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds is one of Israel’s most valued and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning more than six decades. Praised for consistency and dependability,

the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy. Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking, global leader in high-tech, cleantech, and biotechnology. Worldwide sales have exceeded $34 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951.

L to R: Benjamin M. Lawsky, Nathan Perlmutter and Roger W. Crandall

L to R: Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Brooklyn, Roger Crandall-Mass Mutual Chairman,CEO & Pres., Richard Allen-ACBI, Co-Chairman of Real Estate Luncheon; Nat Perlmutter, luncheon CoChairman, Forest Hill Financial Group and Warren Heck, Greater NY Mutual Insurance Co.

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Why Give our Children a Jewish Education? A Local Educator Shares Her Experience Helping Connect RussianAmerican Jews with their Heritage By Chani Okonov “Papa, you can’t eat that. It is not Kosher!” “How come we don’t keep Shabbos in our family?” “Mom, Grandpa isn’t Jewish! He doesn’t wear a Kippah.” Hearing such statements from the mouth of your child can be quite disconcerting to a Jewish parent. In fact, it is this worry that drives many to choose to avoid or limit their children’s exposure to Jewish experiences at all. Who would want to put themselves in a situation where their own children come home and “instruct” them as to how to conduct their lifestyle or ask questions to which they may be helpless to answer?

ity of the Russian-Jewish community in America. For this worry drives many to choose to disconnect not only their children, but also themselves personally from exploring their own relationship with Jewish identity and from finding a place within their birthright and among their people. One might say that it is easy for me to speak about this issue when I was raised in a country of religious freedom in a home that was suffused with Jewish observance. Growing up, Judaism represented the pathway along which I could fulfill my greatest dreams and aspirations. More than a set of “rules and rituals” it gave me grounding and perspective to deal with any and every situa-

wonder and mindfulness. It gave me the sense that I have a purpose and mission in life, one that I can achieve no matter what “others” may say. The Judaism of my childhood gave me an identity that is now the stalwart of my adult life. For me, this has been the greatest gift given to me by my parents and family. It is true that, thank G-d, I have never experienced anti-Semitism in the real and tangible way that every Russian Jew has (and hopefully I never will). Unlike my own grandparents, I am a second-generation American Jew living in the lap of a culture that relishes “Identity.” Today, multiculturalism and diversity are key values in American

As the world stands on the threshold of tumultuous times, children today need the foundation of a solid identity now more than ever before. An identity is what allows a person to find the inner strength to stand up to the pressures of negative influences, peers and existential threats. By imparting knowledge and imprinting memories of warm Jewish experiences, I know that we can inspire the next generation of Russian-American Jews to find their rightful place among the Jewish people. Yet, it is this deeply rooted apprehension that represents what I believe is the single greatest threat to the continu-

tion life has put me in thus far – whether it be loss of a loved one, raising children, or financial worries. It brought me joy,

society. I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like to grow up in an environment where Judaism represents the path-

“Identity is what makes your life bigger than your physical existence – what gives meaning… You have a history to which you belong … [Identity] is what gives you strength to fight. … Suddenly you have the strength to be a free person.” – Natan Sharansky (PHOTO CREDIT: ANDREW RATTO)

way along which all of your dreams and aspirations cannot be fulfilled, to grow up in a society that cannot forgive who you are and your identity is denied full expression. This is one of the greatest crimes a human being can commit to another. Yet, I ask – for precisely this reason, isn’t it our collective obligation to break free from the past crimes committed against Soviet Jewry (and Jews from so many other parts of the world where Jewish expression was and still is suppressed), to indulge in the gift of our identity for our own sake and especially for the sake of our children? We are no longer trapped in a Soviet world – we are Americans, free to explore our heritage and birthright. I recently had the privilege of attending a lecture by the awe-inspiring Natan Sharansky, the famed Soviet “refusenik” and activist in Israeli politics. Mr. Sharansky spoke before an audience of over 1000 members of PEJE, an organization devoted to the mission of American-Jewish education. He described his travels across North America speaking on college campuses advocating for the State of Israel. There, unfortunately, he has met many Jewish students who express shame and discomfort with their “Jewishness” and the Jewishness of Israel. In response to this sad reality, Mr. Sharansky declared, “We need a critical mass of kids who know and who are not afraid.” “Identity is what makes your life bigger than your physical existence – what gives meaning… You have a history to which you belong,” said Mr. Sharansky. “Suddenly you’re not lonely. There are Jewish people all over the world.” Mr. Sharansky went on to discuss the power identity gives a person. “[Identity] is what gives you strength to fight… Suddenly you have the strength to be a free person.” This secure sense of self is

what I hope to impart to my own children and to the many children under my care at Mazel Day School. As the world stands on the threshold of tumultuous times, children today need the foundation of a solid identity now more than ever before. An identity is what allows a person to find the inner strength to stand up to the pressures of negative influences, peers and existential threats. By imparting knowledge and imprinting memories of warm Jewish experiences, I know that we can inspire the next generation of Russian-American Jews to find their rightful place among the Jewish people (along with their parents and grandparents). With all this in mind, we still come back to the concern mentioned at the opening of this discussion. This may sound wonderful, but in the back of every Russian-Jewish parent’s mind is the worry that when they or their child will begin to explore their Jewish identity they will “fall so in love” with it that they will be compelled to force changes in their and their family’s lifestyle. This is a completely understandable fear; it is quite human to be afraid of change. I am too! But – this does not mean that the conclusion should be to completely avoid the challenge. By definition, this very concern acknowledges that the exploration of one’s identity is an extremely powerful and compelling experience. How can one say that the appropriate conclusion is to avoid this experience at all? Why live in denial? The reality is that discovering one’s identity is a fundamental issue that every human being will explore at one point of life or another. In its most natural progression, this exploration takes place during childhood. Yet, if one does not receive a solid grounding in identity as a child, he or she will be left with a gap that will remain as “unfinished busi-

ness” for a later point in life. When that point will come, the child (now teenaged or adult) will either suddenly discover their identity and embrace it, or will become disillusioned and reject it, or worse, will become apathetic to it and be left with a sense of emptiness and insecurity. This is especially true concerning the question of Jewish identity – which is connected to a child’s soul. This inner spark drives each and every Jew to seek the truths of life and of G-d. History has shown that no matter how hard the nations of the world and the Jews themselves have tried to bury this soul and “kill it off ”, it always comes back like the proverbial phoenix. There is no way that we can fool ourselves into thinking that we will be able to deny our children’s souls during their youth and that they will be spared from having to grapple with this aspect of who they are. It is well known that there is currently a major movement among Jews who were raised in unaffiliated and completely secular homes to reclaim their Jewish identity as adults. Known as the Baal Teshuvah movement, Jewish men and women are “returning” to their roots and finding meaningful ways to integrate Judaism into their everyday lives. They have reached the point of asking themselves the existential question, “Who am I?” and have chosen to embrace the response. Generally speaking there are two types of Baalei Teshuvah: Some throw themselves into Jewish life with full force, completing accepting all major observances, from Kosher eating to Shabbos, within a very short time frame. Others take a much more gradual approach, slowly increasing in traditions that they are comfortable with, through a longterm process of self-education and awareness that may occur Continued on page 39


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ouro College’s School of Health Sciences distributed third generation iPads to more than 200 students for the fall 2012 semester, demonstrating Touro’s commitment to incorporate the best educational tools and latest technologies available for a powerful learning experience. The School of Health Sciences (SHS), under the leadership of Dean Louis Primavera, PhD, collaborated with the Academic Computing Department and Dean Issac Herskowitz, PhD, of the Graduate School of Technology, to conduct a semester-long pilot study last January to assess the educational value of the iPad. “A survey of faculty and students was conducted before and after the semester,” said Dr. Jill Horbacewicz, chair and director of the Physical Therapy Department. “The response was so positive that we decided to bring the iPad to all programs in the SHS.” The infrastructure support needed for a school-wide launch was facilitated by Touro’s Office

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Touro’s Graduate School of Health Sciences Provides iPads to Students of Information Technology (OIT). “The iPad will become vital to our students’ educational experience, said Dean Primavera. “Touro is at the forefront of adopting mobile technology for educating its students.” Rivka Molinsky, chair/ director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Department and chair of the SHS Technology Steering Committee, was the lead faculty member who worked closely with Apple to realize this initiative. “Our students are being educated to become excellent allied health care practitioners, and will now be equipped with the latest technology used in hospitals and clinics,” she said. The paperless iPad offers not only convenience but also allows students to connect with classmates and faculty; store and share files, assignments and access their student records; download digital books; do online research; and take notes in class, all through the use of cloud computing. This unprecedented flexibility was facilitated by the SHS Steering Committee,

including the chairs of the SHS departments and leadership from the Academic Computing Department. Joshua Fingerman, a PT student, said the iPad—as well as apps purchased by the school—add value to his learning experience. “The anatomy app is equivalent to a 500-page textbook and it can even be used in the clinic to show patients what muscle has been injured.” iPad deployment is being rolled out in two phases. Incoming students at the Manhattan, Bay Shore and Brooklyn campuses received their devices the first week of September and students who were already enrolled will receive them at the beginning of the spring semester. The Apple team provided customized training for faculty and then worked with educators to identify those apps most relevant to the health sciences programs. “I am able to consolidate all my notes and a lot of my textbooks in one place,” said Duane Grell, also a PT student class of 2014. “There are also many helpful anatomy apps and

Israel’s Former Foreign Minister and Kadima Party Leader Joins Top Tel Aviv University Think Tank Tzipi Livni will research Israel’s international stature at Institute of National Security Studies

programs that help whenever I need some images to complement what I’ve learned in class.” This joint effort by the SHS, Academic Computing Department and OIT leadership demonstrates Touro’s significant commitment to providing students with the latest tools to learn and be able to compete in a continually changing and evolving workplace. Established in 1972, the School of Health Sciences provides programs in a broad range of allied health professions and the medical sciences. The School has grown considerably since its inception, and is committed to making professional education accessible to students of all backgrounds. Programs are offered in multiple locations and in innovative formats. Although based in Bay Shore, Long Island, the School also offers programs at Touro’s main campus in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, in two locations in Brooklyn, and at an extension center at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, Long Island.

The students of Touro College’s School of Health Sciences are getting a technological edge next fall, as the school will be issuing new iPads to 200 of their students.

Connecticut Yeshiva Targeted on ChurchState Issue A well-known Connecticut yeshiva – the Waterbury Talmudic Institute – is being targeted by a group that claims it overstepped the boundary between religion and government. By JV Staff

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mericans United for Separation of Church and State claims that the yeshiva violated this expected separation when it received undue economic gain from the city government and did not provide comparable value in return. In 2001, the Orthodox educational institution completed a lease agreement with the City of Waterbury that granted it the use of the University of Connecticut’s campus, which had been left unoccupied after the college relocated downtown. The yeshiva committed to pay a monthly rent of $5,000, with an additional three percent in-

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zipi Livni, former Foreign Minister and head of Israel’s Kadima party, has joined the Tel Aviv University faculty as a researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies. In addition to heading up a research project on Israel’s international stature, she will also be working closely with other INSS experts, writing articles and organizing conferences. Her main focus will be the perception of Israel in the United States, Europe and Asia. The work could compliment efforts by the Foreign Ministry, said Livni, who notes that Israel’s main challenges abroad are primarily related to governmental policies. The continued Palestinian conflict, which has the biggest impact on Israel’s image abroad, is one example where stalled or failing diplomacy has contributed to the isolation of Israel from the rest of the world. “We all know that the delegitimizing of Israel internationally harms the country and restrains our military operations,” Livni said. “The more legitimacy you have, the easier it is to be able to carry out necessary operations. It must be recognized that this is part of Israel’s national security.” The project will use modern technology

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crease annually. The Washington, D.C.based Americans United is contending that the yeshiva has not fulfilled its contractual obligation to attract and resettle 100 families to its Hillside community in exchange for its being allowed to pay rent at below-market rates. The advocacy group is threatening to file a lawsuit against the city if it does not increase the yeshiva’s rent. “To us, pretty clearly providing an extremely valuable property to a religious organization for something less than it is actually worth is one of the ways government can unconstitutionally endorse religion or aid religion,” declared Ian Smith, the staff attorney for Americans United.

YU Science Grants Continued from page 15

Kadima party leader and former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni

and social networks as tools to improve Israel’s image. Though she left politics in May of this year, Livni is still active on the world’s political stage, recently meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, CNN’s Chris-

tiane Amanpour and other top American journalists on a trip to the United States. A spokesperson for the Institute said that “the fact that she chose to join the team at INSS illustrates INSS’s position as Israel’s premier strategic think tank.”

sor of physics and biology at Yeshiva College, was renewed for an additional three years. The $275,000 grant will pay for on-campus student research in biophysics as well as student presentations at national and international conferences. It will also provide students with opportunities to publish their work in top scientific journals and gain exposure to the research

environments at PhD-granting institutions and national laboratories through collaborative projects. Finally, Dr. Wenxiaong Chen, professor of mathematical sciences at Yeshiva College, received a fiveyear Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation. The $35,000 grant includes funds to enhance the general research environment of the mathematics depart-

Hillside residents had expected that the new presence of the Waterbury Talmudic Institute in their midst would generate an upward trend in the area’s economic development. However, the Historic Hillside Neighborhood Group is stating that just the opposite has occurred, as the campus buildings have deteriorated and fallen into disrepair. American United’s attorney acknowledges that the organization is basing its complaint on a 2008 news item, and it has not verified whether the yeshiva has actually failed to recruit the 100 new families to the area. The City of Waterbury is investigating to determine whether he Institute is in compliance with the terms of its lease. ment, including support for departmental colloquia and seminars as well as other research-related amenities. “All of the YU science faculty view external grants as an opportunity to contribute to the solution of the most important and challenging scientific problems that concern our society,” said Frenkel. “These grants, and the internship opportunities they provide, benefit our students by extending their classroom experience into real life science and research.”


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Comic Con and the Jews Comic book fans were rejoicing in the Javitz Center on October 11 through the 14th, when the second largest comic book and pop culture convention in the country came to New York City. New York Comic Con’s show features the latest and most popular comics, graphic novels, anime, video games, manga, toys, movies, and television shows. Story and photos by Shula Wiesman

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iscussion panels were available to convention goers on interesting topics such as how to break into the business as an illustrator or retailer, meeting with masters in the industry, or previewing new movies, television series, or graphic novels before they are introduced to the general public. Within the six city-block radius of the Javitz Center, there are hundreds of

booths where artists, celebrities, publishers, and vendors interact with potential consumers and their die-hard fan base. Over one hundred thousand people went to New York Comic Con last year, with many of them dressing in costumes of their favorite comic book, anime or video game characters, getting autographs from their favorite authors and artists, playing the latest video games on X-boxes and Wiis, and interacting with the pop culture and comics industry through its program-

ComicCon attendees immerse themselves in a sea of comic books. Did you know that many of the original visionaries of the comic book industry were Jewish?

ming, merchandising and promotions. This cultural phenomenon of comic books and their followers has baffled many people as to why it is an extremely popular event; why there are obsessive fans who want to dye their hair green and wear cat ears to mimic their favorite anime character; why hundreds of people will wait on a line for over an hour to meet a man who draws cartoon pictures of men in costumes fighting each other and pay them to get their signature. Another big question, at least from our perspective, is: What connection is there, if any, between this cultural phenomenon and the Jewish community? Comics and video games enjoy particular popularity among American Jews, but why? You might be surprised to learn that that the comic book industry was largely established by Jews. Arie Kaplan chronicles the Jewish ties to comic book history is his book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books. In 1933, Maxwell Charles (“M.C.”) Gaines (né Max Ginzburg) an unemployed

novelty salesman decided to reprint the newspaper comic strips because he thought other people would enjoy reading them as well. He teamed up with Harry l. Wildenberg at Eastern Color Printing and created the first American comic book Famous Funnies #1, Series 1. Rival comic book publishers quickly appeared and also started recycling the newspapers’ daily cartoons. In the 1930s, there were anti-Semitic quotas limiting the amount of Jewish workers in many industries, including the motion picture industry and publishing. It was fortunate, therefore, that most of the comic book publishing companies were owned by Jewish publishers such as Timely Comics, who created Captain America. MAD Magazine, which started as a comic book in the 1950s, was created by Harvey Kurtzman. MAD was a widely influential and imitated work that offered satire on all aspects of life and popular culture, politics, entertainment, and current events. In the 1960s and 70s Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Leiber) along with artist Jack Kirby (Jacob Kurtzenberg) created a new kind of superhero that wasn’t so optimistic like the rival company DC’s heroes. Most of their superheroes, such as Ben Grimm (AKA The Thing), Spiderman, the Hulk,

Comic, animation, and video game fans gather together at New York City’s annual ComicCon, Oct. 11, 2012.

and the X-Men are outsiders, even though they are superheroes, a sentiment that has been a metaphor to Jews and other minorities in society. In the 1980s, Art Spiegelman created a novel-length comic book chronicling his father’s experiences during the Holocaust, as well as his own dysfunctional relationship with his father in the present day. Maus and its sequel increased the popularity of the graphic novel, and Spiegelman won the Pulizter Prize for Maus II in 1992. In the ends, it’s not difficult to see why Jews are drawn to the comic books. Historically, the Jewish publishers created characters with alter egos that they themselves could relate to. Clark Kent, Steve Rogers,

and Peter Parker were depicted as weak and passive, and that could be seen as a symbol as the way Jews were stereotypically seen. But once they turned into Superman, Captain America, and Spiderman, they were active and powerful beings that saved the day. Members of many non-Jewish minority groups, as well as those who yearn for a sense of community and belonging into the mainstream have also attached themselves to the comic book culture. So what better place than Comic Con for all comic book and superhero fans alike to interact with each other, and join as one band of misfits, not unlike a certain twelve tribes that didn’t belong in mainstream Egyptian society.

Understanding Israeli Entrepreneurial Success t *Meel’s e Isra ing Leadeneurs! epr Entr

Presented by Yeshiva University Sy Syms School of Business Keynote: John Medved, CEO of OurCrowd Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed | Marc Rosenbaum, Partner, PWC JJ Sussman, Partner, Lemon Tree Associates Nili Shalev, Economic Minister to North America | Economic Mission, The Government of Israel Closing Remarks: Henry Kressel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Yeshiva University Moderator: Charlie Harary, CEO of H3 Capital

OCTOBER 24, 2012 at 6pm-8:30pm PWC Auditorium 300 Madison Avenue, New York City A Leading with Meaning Event | Free & Open to the Public *Visit YU.edu/syms/israel (registration required) This lecture is sponsored by Avram Blumenthal in loving memory of Bernard z’l and May Blumenthal z’l, lifelong supporters of the State of Israel and Yeshiva University.


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Katzenberg Strengthens Grip on DreamWorks Flexes Muscles in Liberal Politics, Philanthropy By Brian Scott Mednick

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reamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has strengthened his control of the studio after David Geffen converted his stock to shares that carry less voting power, the studio revealed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Geffen has converted three million Class B shares into Class A stock, the studio said. “All of the shares of Class B common stock, which represent approximately 61 percent of the company’s total voting power, are held by Jeffrey Katzenberg and entities controlled by him,” the studio said in a regulatory filing. It didn’t specify how much Class A stock he holds. Founded in 1994 by Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, and David Geffen, DreamWorks Studios has been responsible for such hit films as Best Picture Oscar Winners American Beauty and Gladiator, Woody Allen’s Small Time Crooks, Match Point, and Curse of the Jade Scorpion, and the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda series. It

launched DreamWorks Animation in 2004 and has had a rocky stock ride. Some analysts complain that its business is not diversified and that its animated films are at the mercy of a declining home entertainment market. Like most of his Hollywood ilk, Katzenberg is a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party. Just last week he hosted both former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama at his Beverly Hills home for a private meeting with 12 deep-pocketed Democratic donors. In addition to being one of Obama’s key campaign fundraisers, Katzenberg personally contributed $2 million in seed money last year to Priorities USA, an organization that, according to its Web site, is “at the forefront of efforts to draw clear contrasts between progressive policies and those of the far right.” In addition to his political donations, Katzenberg, 61, is a longtime philanthropist who has helped raise more than $200 million for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which provides financial as-

sistance, healthcare, and social services to members of the entertainment community. He also sits on the boards or serves as a trustee of AIDS Project Los Angeles, the American Museum of the Moving Image, the California Institute of the Arts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Geffen Playhouse, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He has an estimated worth of $800 million according to Forbes. Katzenberg will be feted with an honorary Oscar next month. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will bestow Katzenberg with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honor given for an individual’s outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. Past Jewish Hersholt winners include Samuel Goldwyn, Lew Wasserman, Danny Kaye, Arthur Hiller, and Jerry Lewis. Prior to co-founding DreamWorks, Katzenberg was best known for his period as chairman of The Walt Disney

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffry Katzenberg (PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID SHANKBONE)

Studios when Disney produced some of its biggest hits, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

There’s ‘Noah’ Business like Show Business It seems that Hollywood, never known for embracing religion, has finally found it – at least as a way to take in big box office revenue. By Brian Scott Mednick

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number of high-profile, star-studded epics based on stories from the Bible are in the works. The biggest is Paramount Pictures’Noah, a $125 million production starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Kings. Another Moses project, Exodus, is in development at 20th Century Fox, with Ridley Scott expected to direct. Sony Pictures is developing The Redemption of Cain, a supernatural film loosely inspired by the fratricidal tale of Cain and Abel, a project slated to be Will Smith’s directorial debut.

were produced retelling the stories of Christian scriptures. There was a void in (Jewish) biblical films in the 1970s, 80s and 90s (unless you want to stretch it and consider Mel Brooks’ raucous 1981 History of the World: Part I, which featured Moses carrying three tablets and talking about the Fifteen Commandments, only

of floods, fires, and other disasters, biblical projects lend themselves to being highly visual films that could benefit from the recent advances in computerized special effects and 3D. As for Noah, Paramount’s Moore said his studio plans to market the film to both the secular and more religious moviegoing public. “To the frequent moviegoer, we’ll be selling it as an action-adventure movie

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In the 1950s and 1960s, Hollywood turned out numerous big budget biblical spectacles such as The Ten Commandments and The Bible, John Huston’s epic 1966 production of the first part of the book of Genesis, covering Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, and Abraham and Isaac. Many more epic films

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with spectacular visual effects and with great filmmakers and an amazing cast,” Moore said. “[We will also be] directly appealing to groups who we hope will come to it as a way to talk about and think about a story of faith, either with their family or even potentially reaching out to youth groups.” Noah is scheduled for a March 2014 release.

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Potentially Life-Saving Legislation Would Require ALD Testing in Newborns Councilman David G. Greenfield held a press conference on the steps of City Hall last Thursday (Oct. 11) with Windsor Terrace residents Elisa and Bobby Seeger to call on the state Legislature to pass a life-saving bill known as Aidan’s Law during its upcoming session beginning in January.

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he bill is named for the Seeger’s seven-year-old son, who died earlier this year following a battle with a rare genetic condition known as adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). While there is no cure for ALD, which affects the brain and all neurological functioning, children with it can lead a relatively normal life with a bone-marrow transplant if it is detected early enough. Following the press conference, Councilman Greenfield introduced a City Council resolution calling on the state to make Aidan’s Law a priority in the new legislative session. Aidan’s Law, sponsored by NYS Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman James Brennan, and co-sponsored by NYS Senator Martin Golden, would require that ALD be added to the list of more than 40 conditions for which all newborns are tested in New York State. While the law was introduced in both chambers of the Legislature this year, no action was taken on it before the session expired. Along with Mr. and Mrs. Seeger, Councilman Greenfield was joined last week by Assembly Member Brennan, Jerry Kassar representing Senator Golden, Councilman Michael

Nelson, Councilman Jumaane Williams and Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez. “We must come together to sure that this live-saving legislation is passed in Albany. My heart goes out to the Seeger family, and I will stand alongside them as they fight in Aidan’s memory to have all newborns tested for ALD. Our leaders in Albany have the power to help prevent other families from enduring this tragedy, but they must act as quickly as possible. My thanks to Elisa and Bobby Seeger, Assembly Member Brennan, Senator Martin Golden and Jerry Kassar, Councilman Michael Nelson, Councilman Jumaane Williams and Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez for helping spur action on this vital issue,” said Councilman Greenfield. "We have to look at the society we live in when a human life is not looked at as a priority. We need Aidan's Law to pass now, today. Every day we wait for Aidan's Law to be passed, how many children will be born with ALD and not monitored or treated to save their lives? We have the technology, the test, and the technicians to make this happen. What are we

waiting for?” said Elisa Seeger. "Since the day I met Aidan Jack Seeger's parents, I have been inspired to change New York State law so to save lives in his memory. I applaud Councilman David Greenfield for leading efforts in the New York City Council, and I know that together, we will affect change to mandate testing for ALD. This is the right thing to do for all of New York's families," said Senator Martin Golden. "The evidence is overwhelming that mandatory screening for ALD will save lives. That's why the State government should add this simple, cost-effective test for newborns to the mandatory testing list," said Assemblyman Brennan. “As a member of Aidan's Posse, I passionately support the passage of Aidan's law and will encourage our Assembly Members to make it a top priority on the agenda. I am moved by the Seeger family's courage and effort to honor their son, in spite of the struggle they have already endured. With the passage of Aidan's law, we will be able to screen for and treat the cruel disease of ALD for affected newborns throughout New York State,” said Councilman

Councilman David G. Greenfield (center) is joined by (front row, left to right) Assemblyman James Brennan, Councilman Jumaane Williams, Elisa and Bobby Seeger and Jerry Kassar and by members of Aidan’s Posse at a press conference calling on the state legislature to pass Aidan’s Law when the new session begins in January.

Michael Nelson Councilman Greenfield became involved in this issue after recently meeting with Elisa Seeger following Aidan’s death on April 29, 2012. The Kennedy Krieger Institute has estimated that ALD screening would cost just $1.50 per child, according to a recent Daily News report. About 1 in 17,000 people in the country, mostly males, are affected by ALD. Nearly one-third

of people with ALD begin to display symptoms such as memory loss, hyperactivity and vision loss, between ages 4 and 8. While death typically occurs within 1 to 10 years after symptoms are detected, the childhood form of ALD can be treated if detected early enough. As a result, it is critical that all newborns are tested for ALD at the same time they are tested for HIV, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis and dozens

of other diseases within days of birth so that treatment can begin immediately if necessary. “With everything we know about this debilitating disease, there is no reason to delay the adoption of Aidan’s Law when the new session begins in January. I hope that our voices were heard loud and clear and will bring attention to this important issue and help prompt action in Albany,” concluded Greenfield.


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Physician Brings Pride to Beth Israel, Sephardi Community, Receiving Award for Care and Compassion Maurice Alwaya, MD, an attending physician at Beth Israel Brooklyn, is the recipient of the 2012 Care and Compassion Award. Dr. Alwaya will be honored at a hospital luncheon and award ceremony on Monday, October 22.

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pulmonary medicine and critical care specialist, Dr. Alwaya has been affiliated with Beth Israel since 1994. He has distinguished himself among the staff as a very knowledgeable and caring physician to his patients and an extremely supportive colleague among doctors, nurses and other hospital staff – “a mensch,” said Rabbi Jacob Hoenig. Dr. Alwaya hesitated to express his feelings about the recognition. “Words are inadequate to describe my gratitude,” he said. “Beth Israel is my home. It is where I spend a lot of time with people who value and support what we do for others.” Care and Compassion Award winners are selected by a committee of Beth Israel’s Department of Pastoral Care and Education as part of the

HealthCare Chaplaincy’s annual Wholeness of Life Awards. Other Beth Israel honorees are Cajus Lee, RN, Nurse Manager, Beth Israel Petrie, recipient of the Wholeness of Life Award, and David Bernard, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Beth Israel Medical Center. “Dr. Alwaya exemplifies the tradition of excellent care and compassion at Beth Israel Brooklyn. He is a very respected and veteran member of the Pulmonary Critical Care Division with a large and loyal patient following,” said Chaim Bernstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care, BI Brooklyn. Dr. Alwaya’s calm demeanor belies his personal struggle with discrimination and oppression that led to his flight from his homeland Syria, where he grew up, studied

medicine and practiced as a physician –challenges he and his family overcame with great effort and sacrifice after they found their separate ways to the United States in 1988. Life has given him a healthy dose of empathy. Dr. Alwaya has a wonderful bedside manner and frequently sees his patients and treats all with respect and dignity, according to Rhona Hetsrony, Vice President for Administration, Beth Israel Brooklyn. “He is an excellent physician -- friendly, courteous and polite to his patients and colleagues, and supportive to family members,” she said. “Members of the staff are happy to work with him and enjoy his humor and support.” As President of BI Brooklyn’s Medical Executive Committee Dr. Alwaya has been a terrific spokesperson for the

voluntary staff of doctors. “He generously supports hospital-wide staff activities and promotes teamwork and mutual care and concern in all aspects of patient care and well-being,” Ms. Hetstrony added. He also heads the voluntary staff ’s Physician Nurse Council which works to bring about positive productive change. “Our nurses have voted him ‘Friend of Nursing’ during

Nurses Week celebrations,” said Marguerite Corda, RN, MSN, VP for Patient Care Services. “Dr. Alwaya embodies the spirit of the Care and Compassion award.” The Care and Compassion luncheon and award ceremony will be held across the street from Beth Israel Brooklyn at 1350 East 32nd Street, between Kings Highway and Avenue M.

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Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) Noach the Tzaddik? By Adina Brizel

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lthough the first two parshiyot in Sefer Bereishit are enigmatic, Noach in particular confuses the commentators. On the one hand, he is described in Parshat Noach as being a tzaddik, a righteous individual. However, in Parshat Bereishit, Noach is listed as having finding “chein” (“grace”) in the eyes of G-d. Are these two statements contradictory? What is Noach’s religious status in comparison to other tzaddikim of the future?

inauguration of his gold statue, rather having left Chananya, Mishael, and Azarya to confront Nevuchadnezzar at the expense of their lives. Unlike his contemporary Mordechai, he does not intercede on the behalf of Klal Yisrael during his tenure as a political leader. The opening passuk in Iyov states that Iyov was a tzaddik and was concerned for the spiritual welfare of his family. Yet the Gemara in Bava Basra 15A lists a number of time periods in which he could have lived. Rav Soloveitchik (ZT”L), in his essay Out of the Whirl-

The Seforno was not the first one to discuss the apparently contradictory levels of Noach’s righteousness in comparison to others. Rashi mentions a machloket (dispute) regarding whether Noach would have been considered a tzaddik if compared to Avraham Avinu. In Yechezkel 14:14, Noach is named in the same phrase along with Daniel and Iyov as being righteous. Yet if one continues reading the passuk, it says that they would not be able to spiritually save the sinful generation of the Churban. The Seforno states that these three individuals were all indeed tzaddikim. However, they could not save other people because they did not spiritually influence others for the better. Daniel is scorned in the meforshim for having not been present at Nevuchadnezzar’s

wind, claims that these dates are a criticism of Iyov. If he was a contemporary of Yaakov Avinu or Ezra and Nechemiah, why didn’t he help Klal Yisrael too? He too could have been remembered in Jewish history as one of its founding fathers, a national hero that reestablished Jewish presence in Eretz Yisrael. Instead, he is the subject of one of the most depressing seforim in all of Tanakh, which deals with the topic of tzaddik v’ra lo, or why bad things happen to good people. In his peirush in Bereishit,

the Seforno states that Noach truly was a tzaddik and deserved to be saved due to his own merits. However, since he was not involved in influencing his generation, the only reason his family merited to be saved was because Noach found favor in the eyes of Hashem. These two passukim are not contradictory statements; they are a statement (Noach was a tzaddik) and its corollary (yet not on a public enough level that his family could be saved due to that merit). The Seforno was not the first one to discuss the apparently contradictory levels of Noach’s righteousness in comparison to others. Rashi mentions a machloket (dispute) regarding whether Noach would have been considered a tzaddik if compared to Avraham Avinu. The view that states he was not on the level of Avraham could be supported by the fact that Avraham Avinu spread the knowledge of Hashem to the world, and reached out to help others in need. He was willing to argue with Hashem in order to save the sinful city of Sodom, while Noach did not plead for the saving of Dor Hamabul, the generation of the flood. According to the opinion that Noach was a tzaddik of the caliber of Avraham Avinu, Noach reached that level of tzidkus by tending the all of the animals in the teiva during their period of internment, just as Avraham reached beyond his pain after his brit milah and ran to invite three apparently Arab nomads into his

Noah’s Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks, 1846, Philadelphia Museum of Art

home for a meal. Noach could also be compared to Avraham Avinu when one learns about the alacrity in which they obey Hashem’s commands without question, even if they require investments of blood and treasure. Therefore in conclusion, the character of Noach is not a simple one. One can praise is levels of tzidkus and that he merited to be the founder of the entire human race after the Mabul. Yet one can also look at Noach and reflect on how much

greater he could have been had he tried to save his generation. He would then be known as the savior of humanity, and would be its spiritual father, not just its physical one. On a personal level, we should strive for personal spiritual greatness. Yet at the same time, we should also care about others around us, both physically and spiritually. We should use our internal potential to help others reach theirs as well. Instead of lamenting the Mabul, we should be the ones

who will stop it. In the merits of our reaching out to others, may we bring the world to a higher level at all aspects of life. Adina Brizel lives in Kew Gardens Hills, NY. She majored in Judaic Studies at Stern College for Women and earned her master’s degree from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. She is currently working as a rakezet at Midreshet Devora, and can be reached at adina. brizel@gmail.com.

Haftarah for Parshat Noach (Isaiah 54) This week’s haftorah projects the glorious future of the Jewish people and describes the splendor of Jerusalem in breath-taking dimensions. By Rabbi Dovid Siegel

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n the midst of this indescribable vision the prophet Yeshaya draws a striking comparison between our present exile and the flood in the time of Noach. Yeshaya says in the name of Hashem, “For a brief moment of anger I concealed My countenance from you but with everlasting

experienced a second flood so will the Jewish people never experience another exile.” This peculiar equation between the flood and the Jewish people’s exile suggests a strong association between the two. It appears that Hashem’s unconditional guarantee to withhold a flood from this world serves as sound evidence to the eternal redemption of the Jewish people.

The peculiar equation in this week’s haftorah between the flood and the Jewish people’s exile suggests a strong association between the two. It appears that Hashem’s unconditional guarantee to withhold a flood from this world serves as sound evidence to the eternal redemption of the Jewish people. kindness I will show My compassion. As with the waters of Noach about which I swore that they will never again flood the world so have I sworn never again to become angry with Israel.” (54: 8, 9) The prophet assures the Jewish people that their painful years of exile will soon draw to a close never to be repeated. Drawing attention to the flood, he guarantees that, “As the world has never

In order to appreciate this association, let us analyze Noach’s role during the flood and Hashem’s response to it. The Torah tells us in the beginning of our Sidra that the flood was sent because humanity turned totally inwards. The Torah states, “And the land was corrupt before Hashem and the land was full of robbery.” (Breishis 6:11) All of mankind became focused on themselves—

satisfying all of their personal pursuits without taking anyone else’s privileges and rights into consideration. They regarded everyone and their possessions permissible to themselves in order to satisfy their personal interests and desires. Humanity was literally destroying itself with every person concerned only for himself, showing no care or respect for anyone else. During the months of the flood it became Noach’s sole responsibility to restore morality to the world. The prevalent principles and policies in the Ark, Noach’s world, had to be kindness and compassion. Every moment spent there had to be filled with caring and sharing. Hashem therefore charged Noach with the overwhelming responsibility of providing and tending to the needs of every living being in the Ark. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 108B see Maharsha ad loc.) relates a conversation between Noach’s son, Shem, and Eliezer wherein Shem stated that he never formally went to sleep throughout the twelve months he was in the Ark. Noach’s family was totally preoccupied with their magnanimous chore of continuously following the

This week’s haftorah describes the splendor of Jerusalem in breath-taking dimensions.

varied feeding schedules of each living being. In this way, the family was totally involved in acts of kindness, providing for others every moment of their stay. This total reversal of priorities, placing their entire focus on the needs of others, reestablished the world. In fact, our Chazal in the Mi-

drash (Breishis Rabba 33:4) understand this to be the single merit through which the floodwaters ended and Noach’s family was permitted to leave the Ark and reenter the world. Upon reentry, Noach immediately approached Hashem through sacrificial offerings and pleaded with

Hashem never to repeat the devastating floodwaters. In this week’s haftorah we discover that Hashem responded with an oath that a flood of those dimensions would never reoccur. Apparently, Noach’s total dedication to kindness Continued on next page


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What is Kabbalah? The Ramban in his introduction to his Torah commentary says that every field of knowledge – whether it be science, agriculture, medicine of palmistry – can be learned from the Torah. By Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher

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he Torah given to Moshe at Mount Sinai consists of the Written Law (the Five Books of Moses) and the four levels of the Oral Law (some of which was recorded in the Talmud): • Peshat – the straight - forward meaning of verses; • Remez – deeper meanings hinted at through numerical value of letters, acronyms and the like; • Derash – homiletic exegesis; • Sod – the kabalistic interpretation. Collectively, these are known by their Hebrew acronym pardes, which literally means “orchard.” Indeed, a single Torah thought is like a beautiful, delicious, fragrant fruit; the Torah fully explained in all four ways is like an entire orchard filled with all varieties of luscious fruits. Through Kabbalah, “the hidden wisdom,” truths hidden from human intellect can be known. Kabbalah is the study of: Divine inspiration and prophecy; Ways of approaching G-d and cleaving to Him; G-d’s uniqueness, Providence and Hanhagah – how he reacts to our deeds in this world through His attributes of Loving-Kindness (Chesed), Stern Judgment (Din), and Mercy (Rachamim); How a human being perfects the worlds by performing mitzvot. Kabbalah teaches that corresponding to the 613 mitzvoth are 613 limbs and sinews in man’s body, as well as 613 divisions in the soul and 613 divisions in the upper worlds, all of which must be rectified and perfected. Each soul has a root in the upper worlds. When a person sins, he blemishes this root as well as the correspondContinued from previous page

bore everlasting fruits and in response to Noach’s kindness Hashem promised to shower His boundless kindness on the world. The Malbim (see commentary on Yeshaya 54:10) reflects that the nature of kindness distinguishes itself in regards to the recipient’s worthiness. Unlike compassion and mercy which are governed by and fashioned according to the worthiness of the individual in need, kindness knows no bounds. In essence, one need not be worthy in order to qualify for Hashem’s kindness. In view of this, the Malbim explains that a pledge of Hashem’s kindness is, by definition, an eternal commitment. Throughout the era of the flood, Noach totally preoccupied himself with kindness and, in response, Hashem promised that throughout the era of this world He will preoccupy Himself with the world’s

ing limb in his body; through repentance and tikkunim (Kabalistic rectifications), he rectifies the blemish. Each mitzvah also has a root in the upper worlds. When a person prays or performs a mitzvah – be it shaking a lulav, speaking words of Torah or refraining from gossip – he rectifies and perfects the parts of his body, his soul, and the upper worlds that correspond to that mitzvah. The mitzvah ascends to G-d, the Source of Perfection, and brings perfections (haspa’ah) from Him back down into the worlds. Kabbalah is correct, perfect knowledge as opposed to philosophic speculation, for it stems from Divine inspiration and revelation. Kabbalah is therefore called “true wisdom.” It consists of abstract concepts far removed from the under-standing of the human mind, which is limited by human experience and senses. Kabbalah has two main branches: Ma’aseh Bereshit (“The Creation”) and Ma’aseh Merkavah (The Divine Chariot). Ma’aseh Bereshit describes all the upper and lower worlds; explains how they were created, how they are directed and how they may be corrected and brought to the peak of perfection; and reveals the mystery of G-d’s Unity as well as the secret meaning of the Torah and it’s laws. Ma’aseh Merkavah teaches the various methods by which a person may sanctify and elevate himself until he attains a prophetic vision. These methods include: praying and performing mitzvot with concentration and special intentions (kavvanot), purifying his body, and rectifying the roots of his soul until he becomes fit to serve as a chariot for the Shechinah. G-d created four spiritual worlds, which conceal His

light in stages until it enters our material world. “Light” is a metaphor for the Attributes of Loving-Kindness, Stern Judgment and Mercy, which react to our deeds. We can perceive these attributes only after they have undergone stages of concealment. The four worlds are, in descending order: • Atzilut (Nearness); • Beriah (Creation); • Yetzirah (Formation); • Asiyah (Action) – the lowest level of which is our material world. These are four levels of Divine inspiration, each rooted in one of the four worlds. Prophecy stems from the highest world, Atzilut. The prophecy of Moshe was revealed to him in Beriah; that of the early prophets was clothed even further in Beriah; and that of the later prophets was clothed still further in Yezirah. The inspiration of the Tanna’im (scholars of the Mishnah), which is referred to as “entering the Orchard,” was drawn directly from Yetzirah. In later generations, the only inspirations attainable was derived from the world of Asiyah, which is called Kabbalah Ma’asit or “Practical Kabbalah” (Sha’arei Kedushah 3:6) Practical Kabbalah is the study of the forces appointed over the lowest world, Asiyah. A person who has achieved an extremely high spiritual level may, under appropriate conditions, use Practical Kabbalah to direct the forces of nature at will. The Creator gave this power to the Tzadikim for doing His Will and sanctifying His Name. The Tanna’im had a period of divine grace, in which mysteries were revealed in a clearer and more developed form to the Tanna R. Shimon bar Yochai, who learned Kabbalah from Rabbi Akiva. The newly revealed knowledge was taught to his disciples and was recorded in the Zohar for all

kindness. This kindness translated into the unconditional guarantee that regardless how undeserving the world becomes it will never experience total destruction.

from their midst. Hashem’s kindness is eternal and after the Jewish people will receive His promise of kindness, it will be an unconditional and everlasting one. This insight reveals to us the hidden message of Chazal and profoundly reflects upon the affluence of our generation. Chazal (see Rashi, Breishis 12:2) inform us of the character of the generation preceding Mashiach. They explain Hashem’s introductory Bracha to Avrohom Avinu stated in the beginning of Lech Lecha in the following manner. There will be certain generations wherein Hashem’s influence will be realized through our acts of kindness, others through our acts of devotion and sacrifice, and others through our commitment to Torah and truth. But in the era which precedes Mashiach the prevalent virtue will be kindness (based on the reflections of HoRav HaGaon Rav Shimon Shkop ZT”L).

In view of this, Yeshaya draws our attention to this guarantee and states in the name of Hashem, “For the mountains may jar and the hills may shift, but My kindness will never leave you and My covenant of peace will never falter.” (54:10) As we have seen regarding Noach’s kindness, Hashem promises to respond to our kindness with a similar unconditional guarantee. This kindness means that Hashem will never respond to our shortcomings with expressions of anger. Irrespective of our behavior, never again will the Jewish people experience exile and other similar manifestations of Hashem’s wrath. Once the Jewish people return to Eretz Yisroel, never again will Hashem remove His sacred presence

of Klal Yisroel, when they are ready to receive it. As we find in Numbers 33:1, where the Torah not only lists the various stops in the desert that the Jews made after the Exodus from Egypt, but at each point states, they traveled from one place and camped at another place. Why was it necessary to state where they came from? Rambam explains that the 40 years in the desert were a period of spiritual growth to prepare the Jews to enter the Holy Land. Each encampment symbolizes another step in the process of spiritual development and growth. While studying the Kabbalah is the supreme goal, it must proceed gradually. In enumerating the

journey of the Jews in the desert, the Torah therefore states in Parshas Masei, “They traveled from…and camped at.” It was only after they solidified their spiritual growth at a particular encampment that they were ready and able to travel on to the next point. However, if they regressed in their spiritual development, they had to go back and recapture the spirituality they had lost before they were able to progress further. The desire to attain spiritual heights through Kabbalah is indeed commendable, but we must be aware that there is no instant spirituality. We must be patient and use all the steps, just as the Jews did; after the Exodus, in the 42 stops on their way to the Holy Land.

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This particular era distinguishes itself by being the launching pad for the era of Mashiach. This preceding era and its merits must secure the coming of Mashiach and all associated blessings. Amongst the blessings of Mashiach’s times is Hashem’s promise to shower us with His everlasting kindness, guaranteeing our eternal stay in Eretz Yisroel. But this commitment of everlasting kindness will only come in response

to our selfless and personal commitment to unconditional kindness. This explains why never before has the opportunity of kindness availed itself to the Jewish people in such extraordinary proportions as in our days. Yes, with our generation accepting its responsibility and displaying of loving kindness we will deserve Hashem’s unconditional response of His everlasting kindness. Yeshaya therefore points us to the flood

and assures us that, as Hashem responded to Noach’s kindness with His unconditional guarantee we should realize wholeheartedly that Hashem will also respond to our kindness with that same unconditional guarantee and shower His blessing upon His people for eternity. The author is Rosh Kollel of Kollel Toras Chaim of Kiryat Sefer, Israel. Article courtesy of Torah.org.

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That Oak Tree’s Still Standin’: A Review of Bob Dylan’s Tempest “Chaos is a friend of mine,” a young Bob Dylan once quipped. Dylan’s theme of chaos is often a common motif in some of his greatest songs throughout his storied 50-year music career. By Jared Feldschreiber

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n his newest album, Tempest, Dylan depicts a fragmented world. “This is hard country to stay alive in/Blades are everywhere and they’re breaking my skin/I’m armed to the hilt and I’m struggling hard/You won’t get out of here unscarred,” he sings in “Narrow Way.” As a musical artist, Dylan at 71 remains mischievous, satirical, yet concerned for the human condition. Professionally, he is still the roving minstrel who performs about 150 shows per year, including his performance at Barclays Center on November 21. Beneath Dylan’s mysterious exterior lies a socially conscious literary and musical mind, curious about the musings of all kinds of people. Dylan was recently asked in the September edition of Rolling Stone whether the language of the Bible still “provides imagery in the songs:” “Of course, what else could there be?” he responds. “I believe in the Book of Revelation. I believe in disclosure you know? There’s truth in all books in some kind of way. Confucius, Sun Tzu, Marcus Aurelius, the Koran,

the Torah, the New Testament, the Buddhist sutras, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and many thousands more. You can’t go through life without reading some kind of book,” he added. In Tempest, Bob Dylan sees a dangerous society scarred by war. “Ever since the British burned the White House down/ There’s a bleeding wound in the heart of town,” he also sings in “Narrow Way.” Dylan continues to blend brilliant lyricism with the soul of American music, be it blues, folk, zydeco, pop, gospel or country. He remains the “musical expeditionary,” as he describes himself in Martin Scorsese’s documentary, “No Direction Home.” Dylan’s Tempest may border on the macabre, but it still exhibits a buoyant Dylan at the height of his lyrical and musical skills. Dylan begins Tempest with the infectious rhythm of “Duquesne Whistle.” From the outset, the listener hears a lone whistle blow, and about a minute later Dylan croons, “I can hear that Duquesne whistle blowing/ Blowing like it’s goin’ to sweep my world away/I’m gonna stop in Carbondale and keep on goin’/That Duquesne train gonna ride me night and

day.” This song, more than any other on the album is self-referential, as Bob Dylan remains committed to the adage, “it is about the journey, not the destination,” a Beatnik philosophy of human experience. Tempest largely deals with the fragility of human experience and the unpredictability of fate. This is no more evident than in the song “Tempest,” which describes the 1912 Titanic tragedy. In a somewhat humorous twist, Dylan blends fact, myth, and even a cameo by “Leo” (a nod to the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in James Cameron’s 1997 film). The 14-minute song is a lyrical marvel: “The pale moon rose in its glory/Out on the Western town/She told a sad, sad story/Of the great ship that went down...” the track begins. Dylan describes the ship’s sinking in stark detail: “Engines then exploded/Propellers they failed to start/The boilers overloaded/The ship’s bow split apart.” The song is a perfect microcosm of society crumbling, and speaks to the frailty of human existence. “They waited at the landing/And they tried to understand/But there is no understanding/On the judgment of G-d's hand.”

Dylan remains the consummate songwriter, openly honest, even reflecting about his own mortality. “I ain’t dead yet/My bell still rings” he barks in his Muddy Waters-inspired, “Early Roman Kings.” Dylan hearkens back to the ancient Roman Empire, a once proud but ill-fated supremacy. “All the early Roman Kings in the early, early morn/Comin’ down the mountain distributing the corn/Speedin’ through the forest racing down the track/You try to get away they drag you back.” In the closing track “Roll on John” Dylan eulogizes his late friend John Lennon, empathizing with the famous Beatle’s bout with fame and censorship. In William Blake-like imagery, Dylan sings for his fallen friend: “Sailing through the trade-winds bound for the sun/Rags on your back just like any other slave/They tied your hands and they clamped your mouth/Wasn’t no way out of that deep dark cave...” Dylan sings with great empathy and compassion for his comrade who was murdered outside the Dakota Building in New York. His affinity to Lennon can be compared as both were seen as the preeminent songwriters of their day and it is Dylan who has survived. They both understood the considerable pressures to fame and expectations, to a mostly stifling media. On various levels, the song easily could be called, “Roll on Bob.” Dylan’s characters in Tem-

pest are often evil, jealous and corrupt. “We looted and we plundered, on distant shores/ Why is my share not equal to yours /Your father left you, your mother too/Even death has washed its hands of you,” he taunts in “Narrow Way.” “In Scarlet Town” he scowls, “You fight your father’s foes/Up on the hill, a chilly wind blows/ You fight ‘em on high and you fight ‘em down in/You fight ‘em with whiskey, morphine and gin.” Dylan brings the inner turmoil and man’s belligerence to the forefront, exhibiting the pains often felt by those on the battlefield. This is one song that Dylan speaks to the psychological tempests of a soldier. Tempest is filled with complex lyrics, yet Dylan is just as effective delivering simple stanzas, like in “Long And Wasted Years” about a dissolved marriage: “Two trains running side by side/Forty miles wide/ Down the Eastern Line/You don’t have to go/I just came to you/Because you’re a friend of mine.” The remarkable aspect of Tempest is Dylan’s uncanny ability to coalesce lyrics of rage with tenderness. In “Soon After Midnight,” Dylan sings, “My heart is cheerful/It’s never fearful/I’ve been down on the killing floors/I’m in no great hurry/ I’m not afraid of your fury/I’ve faced stronger wars than yours.” Defiant lyrics such as these remind fans of earlier works like “Ballad in Plain D,” a song he wrote about his separation to an early girlfriend

Suze Rotolo. Dylan has always captured so well the inner complexities felt of breaking up with a loved one. In the best track of the album, the menacing ballad “Tin Angel,” Dylan describes a triple murder. The song depicts a revenge story of a powerful man of a clan who learns of his wife’s betraying him. He seeks revenge and seeks to kill her lover. “Well, he threw down his helmet and his cross-handled sword/He renounced his faith, he denied his Lord/Crawled on his belly put his ear to the wall/ One way or another put an end to it all.” Here, Dylan brilliantly captures the inner tempests of one man’s feelings of betrayal, and the song is a staggering ballad that ends rather shockingly. The latter-day Bob Dylan is remarkably growing as a musical artist. Spiritually, he seeks clarity to an otherwise chaotic, dangerous and unpredictable world. (It is no coincidence the album was released on September 11th). “Our nation must be saved and freed/You’ve been accused of murder, how do you plead?”, he chides in “Pay in Blood.” Throughout Tempest, Dylan captures rage vividly in song, yet often delivers wistful and tender lyrics. In his song “Tempest” the watchman on the Titanic is the only person who knows the ship will sink. It is as if Dylan – like a true bardis that very watchman: a man acutely aware that chaos within society will beget impending doom.


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Former Senator Arlen Specter Dead at 82 Arlen Specter, the former Pennsylvania senator who switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party, died at his home in Philadelphia on October 14. By Brian Scott Mednick

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he cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his son Shanin said. Specter had previously fought Hodgkin’s disease and survived a brain tumor and heart bypass surgery. A moderate Republican, Specter often dissented from his party’s platforms, supporting abortion rights, affirmative action, and most gay rights issues, although he was opposed to same-sex marriage.

time Arlen was 5, he too was peddling, selling cantaloupes door to door by his father’s side. The Specters later moved to Philadelphia – “so my sister could meet and marry a nice Jewish boy,� Specter explained – where he enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1951. After a stint in the Air Force, he enrolled in Yale University where he obtained his law degree in 1956. Specter became the district attorney of Philadelphia in 1965, a position he held until losing reelection

“For over three decades, I watched his political courage accomplish great feats and was awed by his physical courage to never give up. Arlen never walked away from his principles and was at his best when they were challenged,� said Vice President Joe Biden, with whom Specter often rode the train home from Washington, D.C., when Biden also served in the Senate. Arlen Specter was born on Feb. 12, 1930 in Wichita, Kan., the fourth and youngest child of Harry and Lillian Specter. Harry Specter, a Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, moved his family back and forth between the East Coast and the Midwest seeking work before settling in Kansas as a peddler. By the

in 1973. Early in his career, Specter served as assistant counsel for the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In a still-controversial finding, Specter helped craft what is known as the single-bullet theory, which con-

tended that Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally, riding in the same car, were hit by the same bullet. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, serving five terms before deciding to switch to the Democratic Party on April 28, 2009, citing the Republican Party’s shift to the far right. He lost the Democratic primary to Joe Sestak, who was defeated in the general election by Pat Toomey. During his time in the Senate, he was known for being stubborn and gruff, earning the nickname “snarlin’ Arlen.� “For over three decades, I watched his political courage accomplish great feats and was awed by his physical courage to never give up. Arlen never walked away from his principles and was at his best when they were challenged,� said Vice President Joe Biden, with whom Specter often rode the train home from Washington, D.C., when Biden also served in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said, “Arlen wanted to die in the Senate, and in many ways he should have.� “Arlen Specter was always a fighter,� President Obama said in a statement, calling Specter “fiercely independent� and citing his “toughness and determination� in dealing with his personal

Former Senator Arlen Spector passed away over the weekend, after a long battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 82.

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Ambassador Oren’s speech highlighted the uniqueness of Israel and its potent bond with the United States. “The American Jewish community has always stood with us, sharing in our accomplishments, assisting us in overcoming challenges, and enriching us with its diversity,” he said. “American Jews are integral to the historic alliance between the United States and Israel which is one of the world’s most multi-faceted, dynamic, and durable friendships.” The event, which also featured a Q & A Session with Senior Rabbi Andy Bachman, was co-sponsored by Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout Brooklyn, including the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

and Congregation Mount Sinai, among others. Ambassador Oren stressed the need for Israel to continue “taking responsibility” and justly providing for its citizens and the world. Oren, born in New York and father of three, spoke to the enormous social, political, and humanistic advances Israel has made in its short duration of its national sovereignty. “The responsibility is profound, and it is personal,” he said. “Just how personal I learned when I first moved to Israel more than three decades ago and joined [the IDF], responsibility in Israel is not merely personal, it is also national. “We revived our national Hebrew language and transformed into a dynamo of commerce, scholarship, and culture,” he said. Israel’s advances in the sciences

and the arts have been recognized throughout the world. Israeli films continue to receive Oscar nominations, and Hebrew books have won major prizes, even the Nobel Prize. Israeli Scientists, also prize winners constantly work on incredible advancements, including the Israeli Exoskeleton suit, which enables an ability to walk for paralyzed people. “Taking responsibility” clearly speaks to the inherent rights for people living in Israel. “We provide universal and affordable health care,” Ambassador Oren said. “Israel was just now rated one of the healthiest societies in the world. We provide free education beginning at the age of three. Half of our universities are listed in the world’s top 100, and the total costs of a BA are—brace yourselves—less than $10,000.”

He also discussed the controversies surrounding African migrants, and the difficulties for the government must deal with balancing sensitivity with security concerns. Israel’s right to defend itself as a sovereign nation was also addressed in detail. “As the Middle East continues to roil around us, we must be ready to defend ourselves against tens of thousands of terrorist rockets aimed at our homes,” he said. “We must defend ourselves against the unconventional weapons—those that exist and those being developed—with which our enemies pledge to wipe us off the map. We must defend ourselves against those who would deny us the right to defend ourselves, even our right to exist as the Jewish state. That is a responsibility which we, as the sovereign

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Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren with JCRC’s Michael Miller and Andy Bachman, rabbi of Congregation Beth Elokim. (PHOTO CREDIT: JARED FELDSCHREIBER)

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bassador Oren neatly coalesced the Zionism founder’s Theodor Herzl’s adage, “if you build it, it is no dream,” alongside poet William Butler Yeats’s “in dreams begin responsibility,” to underscore his underlying theme of the evening. Israel continues to “take responsibility” even as it faces pressures both domestically and abroad.

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Jaguar C-X16 Named Top Design Concept Car The Jaguar C-X16 concept car, the show-stopping inspiration for the recently revealed F-TYPE, has won Design Concept Car of the Year at the 2012 Scottish Car of the Year Awards.

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nveiled at the Frankfurt show in September 2011, the C-X16 two-seater concept has paved the way for the production F-TYPE model, a two-seater, convertible sports car that is a continuation of a sporting bloodline stretching back more than 75 years. Announcing the C-X16’s victory, John Murdoch, association president, said: “This new category for 2012, kindly sponsored by Bridge of Weir Leather, recognizes that some of the most distinctive new models to hit the road take their origins from motor show concept cars. “Many of these show

stunners don’t see the light of day but they are valuable for gauging public reaction to new ideas. However, our winner has received such global praise that it has paved the way for a production version, which was unveiled only a couple of weeks ago in Paris.” The award was presented to Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design, who said: “It is great to be recognized for creativity, as well as for excellent, driveable cars. With the C-X16 concept, we set out to move Jaguar’s award-winning design language on to the next generation, creating a car that is the very essence of future Jaguar performance.” The design parallels be-

tween C-X16 and F-TYPE are clear, with both cars featuring a new interpretation of the bold, angular Jaguar grille, from which flows the muscular clamshell bonnet with signature “power bulge”, as well as a muscular rear end with sensual low tail. F-TYPE, which enjoyed critical acclaim on its public debut at last month’s Paris Motor Show, is expected to hit the British market by mid-2013. The all-aluminum two-seater convertible is powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs, and by the firm’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged powerplant producing 495PS.

Why Give our Children a Jewish Education? Continued from page 24

over a span of time from 1 year to 10 or more years. This type of Baal Teshuvah is most common among adult Jews who are married and have families that may not be ready to make such complete changes in their lives. Thus any changes take place in a much more gentle and gradual way that is more proportionate to where the individual and his or her extended family is holding.

observances, or, to remove one’s self from Jewish life or Jewish education altogether. For most, since such major change is obviously too overwhelming the latter is the preferred choice. The truth is that Judaism is not an “all or nothing” proposition. Maimonides famously stated that Judaism is a religion of mitzvot (good deeds) and that each individual act committed by a Jew has positive merit. Rather than focusing

Isn’t it our collective obligation to break free from the past crimes committed against Soviet Jewry, to indulge in the gift of our identity for our own sake and especially for the sake of our children? We are no longer trapped in a Soviet world – we are Americans, free to explore our heritage and birthright. The reason I mention these two approaches is because I find that many Russian-Jews are under the misconception that Judaism is an “all or nothing” religion. They view the gap between their current lifestyle and what they know is “observant Judaism” and come to the conclusion that the only “solution” would be to either adopt all Jewish

exclusively on what a Jew is not doing, G-d looks at what a Jew is doing. From this perspective a Jew who is not observing the full gamut of Jewish practice can appreciate that there is still huge value in whichever traditions or Jewish values he or she does adopt. This approach is rooted in Judaism’s belief that “a good deed leads to another good

deed” (Ethics of our Fathers). Perhaps today I, for example, may only observe the mitzvah of Shabbos candle lighting, yet eventually I will be ready to hold a Shabbos meal afterward as well. The intention is that we should not limit ourselves to where we are right now, but rather to view ourselves as in a constant state of growth. This, in fact, is a critical value in Judaism and perhaps the very answer to the Russian-Jewish community’s dilemma. Based on this, let’s imagine how a parent might be able to respond to a child’s questions with regard to Jewish observance in their family. For example a parent’s response can be honest yet open: “In our family this is how we express our Jewish identity… Different families do different things.” Parents can point out the many mitzvos that are observed in the child’s family, from acts of kindness to ritual traditions. When the child expresses a desire to observe more than what his or her family is comfortable with, a parent can find a “middle ground” solution where the child is able to enjoy their Jewish identity, yet in a way that is still appropri-

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ate for their individual family. Children can also know that when they grow up and enter adulthood, they will be able to make their own choices about the level of Jewish observance they would like to practice. Thus the conclusion to the Russian-Jewish parent’s inner worry about how their children will integrate their knowledge of Jewish life into their current homes and lifestyles doesn’t have to be to disengage from Judaism and Jewish education. Instead it can result in a commitment to work to find a healthy solution. Every Jewish parent can ask himself or herself, “How can Jewish life be integrated into our family in a way that whatever changes occur are healthy and gradual, through a process that will not break or invalidate what exists already? What meaningful observances are we willing to incorporate into our life?” Rather than making decisions about our children’s education out of fear, we, as parents, must make decisions that are proactive and empowered. Although the concern about how Jewish education will affect the child’s home life is understandable, is it really a fear that should warrant no Jewish education at all? Should the fact that a

parent may have been denied Jewish experiences as a child or even as an adult warrant that their own children be denied as well? At what point does the tragedy that was forced upon Soviet Jewry come to an end? After all, our children’s souls cannot be denied. They crave spiritual nourishment and warm, Jewish experiences. They plead with us to acknowledge this essential truth – that Jewish identity cannot be ignored and that it must find its way into one’s daily practice (even if, at first, only in small, comfortable and bite-size pieces). I encourage you, dear parents, to explore your own relationship with Judaism. Give yourself and your children the gift that was given to me and to generations of Jewish children that came before us. Find opportunities for Jewish education from adult education programs, early childhood preschools, Jewish day schools and supplemental Hebrew schools. Educate yourself about that which your children love, find your comfort zone within your Jewish life and teach your child what Judaism is really all about – growing! I invite your comments and ideas on this crucial issue. Feel free to email me at mazelparents@yahoo.com. Let’s

open up a conversation and explore possible solutions together.

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Gymnast Felix Aronovich: Penn State’s feel-good Jewish sports story Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university president who was forced to resign after it was revealed that he didn’t properly report the abuse to authorities. By Robert Gluck

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enn State student Felix Aronovich, on the other hand, represents a feelgood Jewish story surrounding the school’s athletic program. Aronovich represented Israel as a member of its gymnastics team at the Olympic Games in London this summer. Born in the Ukraine and now a resident of Kiryat Motzkin, the 23-year-old gymnast realized a lifelong dream when he officially qualified for the 2012 London games based on his performance at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, France. “Most aspiring young gymnasts envision themselves on the Olympic stage but few are able to realize this dream,” Randy Jepson, Aronovich’s coach at Penn State, told JNS. org. “My staff, our team, and myself are thrilled that Felix will be able to use his Olympic experience as a springboard into his senior season when we host the NCAA Championships in Rec Hall here at Penn State in April.” Aronovich is an engineering science major, with a minor in nanotechnology. “He is an academic all American, and a very dedicated student,” Jepson said. “His example and success as a student and as an

athlete are the epitome of what it means to be a Penn State student-athlete.” In Israel, Aronovich trained with club team Maccabi Tel Aviv while living with his parents Leonid and Sofia. Upon graduation in 2013, he intends to pursue a master’s degree in the field of renewable energy. Although he didn’t win any medals in London, the experience alone was the thrill of a lifetime for Aronovich. “Before going to London I was pleased by the accomplishment of getting to compete,” Aronovich told JNS. org.“That was a prize by itself. Being there was amazing. It’s hard to put into words but it’s like being on top of the world for two weeks.” What earned Aronovich the right to compete was an impressive series of consistent performances in numerous gymnastics competitions. He secured his place in London after finishing 11th overall in the Individual All-Around competition at the European Championships in Montpellier, meeting the Olympic Committee of Israel’s criteria. Before Montpellier, Aronovich earned CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.70-3.799 GPA) and Academic All-Big Ten honors, and he was named National Gymnast of the Week after cap-

turing two first-place finishes (parallel bars and all-around) and a third place (high bar) against Ohio State University. He earned his second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor for placing first in the all-around and parallel bars and second in the high bar in a tri-meet with the University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa, and he set career highs in five events (floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, and parallel bars) and the allaround. Aronovich recorded Penn State’s highest scores of the season in the pommel horse (15.100), parallel bars (15.400), and the all-around (87.150), and was nationally ranked No. 10 (parallel bars), No. 14 (high bar), and No. 16 (still rings) at season’s end. The gymnastics competition at the 2012 London Olympics took place from July 28-Aug. 7 at North Greenwich Arena on the banks of the River Thames. A total of 98 of the world’s top men’s gymnasts competed for team and individual honors at the 30th Games of the Olympiad—Aronovich placed 32nd in the all-around competition and did not qualify for the semifinals. But like his parents taught him, Felix understood competing at the Olympics was more than just about his accomplish-

ments. He understands history and knew about the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by terrorists in Munich in 1972. “I went to the church where they had a ceremony for the Israeli athletes who died in 1972,” Aronovich recalled. “They had a lot of dignitaries there including family members of the victims, the prime minister of England, the mayor of London and the chairman of the Olympic Committee. The most emotional part was when the wives of the victims were talking.” Asked about the security at the London Games, Aronovich said that he felt protected and safe. “We had British police officers outside of our hotel in full gear with AK-47s twenty four seven,” he said. “Nobody could get in the village.” In 2012, Aronovich was a key member of a Penn State squad that finished third at the National Collegiate Championships, the program’s highest finish since the Nittany Lions won their NCAA-record 12th national title in 2007. Felix had his best collegiate season in 2012, setting career highs in five of six events and the all-around. Aronovich learned confidence from former Penn State assistant coach Kevin Tan. Tan was the last Penn State gymnast—before Aronovich—to compete in the Olympics, when he earned a bronze medal for the U.S. at the 2008 games in Beijing. “One of the great things about Kevin is that he makes you feel you can do anything,”

Felix Aronovich (CREDIT: PSU ATHLETICS/MARK SELDERS)

Aronovichsaid. “He had a calming, soothing personality and he makes you feel you can achieve everything. I loved training with him.” What does it take to be successful in gymnastics? “The first thing you need is a small body type,” the 5-foot6, 145-pound Aronovich said. “Then you must be very strong. We don’t do any weight lifting or much running but we do things like pushups where you use your own body weight. You also need body awareness in the air which you need to de-

velop at a young age.” Moving forward, Aronovich would like to stay in the U.S. after graduation and work on using nanotechnology in solar cell devices or electronics. Whatever his path, Aronovich will bring along the humility he said his parents have instilled in him. “When you are humble you appreciate things more,” Aronovich said. “My family is a working-class family but we didn’t struggle. They are a very loving family and always supported me in gymnastics.” JNS.ORG

Yankees beat Orioles in ALDS It has been a seesaw battle for the NY Yankees in this 2012 campaign. Just two seasons removed from a World Series title and very hungry for another, the Bronx Bombers kicked off the postseason against their division rivals the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. By Aron Nafisi, RT

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he new Yankees stadium on 161st in the Bronx has been pretty active this past October, which it usually is in re-

cent memory. But this year’s road to the playoffs wasn’t an easy one as the Yankees saw several of their big name players including A-Rod, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettite miss significant time due to inju-

ries. Nevertheless, the Yankees clinched the American League east division on the final day of the season, and finished with a 95-67 record. First up for the pinstripes in the division series were the surprising Baltimore Orioles who finished just two games behind the Yankees in the division. The Yankees struck first in the series by taking game one in Baltimore 7-2 after they scored 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning. The Orioles struck right back the next night as starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen pitched 6.1 innings giving up only one run in a 3-2 Baltimore win. Game three was a classic in the Bronx, as the Orioles took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th looking to take a 2-1 series lead. Utility man Raul Ibanez was sent to the plate to pinch hit for the struggling Alex Rodriguez. Ibanez smashed the first pitch he saw into right centerfield to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the

12th inning, Ibanez struck gold again as he won the game with a blast into right field. Game four turned out to be another spectacular event as Phil Hughes and Joe Saunders both went head to head in another gem for their respective teams. The game was tied 1-1 heading into the 13 inning as both teams were using all their available pitchers. In the top half of the frame, Manny Machado doubled to right field, Jay Hardy drove him home two batters later with a double of his own to give the orioles a 2-1 lead. The Yankees failed to respond back in the bottom half of the inning, and the series was all tied up at two. The series finale game five, was held Friday night in the Bronx. Yankees ace CC Sa-

bathia took the mound for the Bombers against Jason Hammel. Sabathia pitched a gem, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 9 in a complete game 3-1 victory to close out the series. The Detroit Tigers were next in the ALCS, and it wasn’t going to be easy. On Saturday night in game one at the stadium, Detroit had a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the night only to see the Yankees tie it up on a pair of two run homeruns. The Tigers took the lead and the game in 12th inning, which also saw Derek Jeter fracture his left ankle and have to miss the rest of the postseason. In game two, it didn’t get any better for the Yankees as the Tigers shut them out to 3-0, take a 2-0 series lead heading back home to Detroit.


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YUConnects Celebrates 100th Engagement When Olivia Deutsch first met matchmaker Mindy Eisenman, the idea of an online dating site seemed intimidating and unconventional—but Eisenman convinced her to give it a try. By Perel Skier

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he [Eisenman] explained to me that YUConnects caters to people from many different backgrounds and helped me understand how trained connectors were able to search a large database to connect singles with the same goals and interests,” said Deutsch, who is a nursing student at Hunter College. “I was convinced that signing up for YUConnects would increase my opportunities to meet prospects.”

celebrated its 100th match. Eisenman set Deutsch up with Jerome after getting to know him at a YUConnects Shabbaton in Teaneck, New Jersey. In 2008, after conversations with YU President Richard M. Joel and Dr. David Pelcovitz, the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) pooled its unique resources to create

“What is especially wonderful about YUConnects is that it doesn’t simply make online matches,” said Marjorie Glatt, YUConnects’ special projects coordinator. “By bringing men and women together in comfortable social events in various communities, YUConnects is actually changing the methods and ways young people meet today.” Deutsch was right, and she wasn’t alone. With her recent engagement to Brandon Jerome, a 2009 graduate of Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business and accountant at Billet Feit & Preis PC, YUConnects

a program with a multi-faceted approach to the age-old issue of meeting a mate. The result was YUConnects, a program that offers multiple opportunities for YU students and alumni to meet. The involvement of every-

one from roshei yeshiva to mental health professionals to academics, all working on larger, broader communal issues affecting relationship-building, makes YUConnects unique. Both small and large scale social events, educational forums, networking evenings and an extensive online state-ofthe-art search engine are all part of the program. “Our numbers demonstrate, not only our growth, but the confidence that people have in YUConnects,” said Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, the program’s director. “The academic research performed at YUConnects through the University’s resources drives the program’s mission to expand and improvise meeting and networking venues available today. Professional training is also given to volunteer connectors, whose efforts are focused on helping their members build long-lasting, healthy relationships.” YUConnects is facilitated by more than 100 trained YU Connectors. These dedicated, often seasoned matchmakers, many of whom are also YU alumni, get to know the singles signed up to the site and suggest match ideas

Olivia Deutsch and Brandon Jerome are YUConnects’ 100th match

for them. To widen the network of available men and women, YUConnects—powered by SawYouatSinai, one of the Jewish community’s largest dating sites—opened registration to the public in 2011 and now has more than 2,200 members. In April 2012, YUConnects also launched the Jewish Matchmaking Alliance (JMA), which brings the leaders of 12 major organizations serving singles around the world together to share resources, professionalize education and increase collaborative efforts to enhance opportunities for the Orthodox Jewish singles population. “Under the leadership of Rebbetzin Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, YU Connects is able to convene the research arms of the University to explore issues surrounding dating and relationships,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of the CJF. “We are then able to use this research and collaborate with the leadership of yeshivot and seminaries in Israel to simultaneously interact with thousands of our students and alumni to help them through their personal dating journey. We have

created a model that both the larger Jewish and Orthodox communities look to for guidance in the area of connecting singles to their future spouses.” Towards that goal, YUConnects also hosts an array of events designed to enable singles to meet and network with each other in a facilitated, low-key environment. That includes events like a Salad Wars Barbeque and Food Competition in Woodmere last May and a roundtable event for young professionals this summer that discussed the challenges of being Jewish in the workplace. The program also sponsors a monthly coed shiur with YU rabbeim in Washington Heights and opportunities for chessed. “What is especially wonderful about YUConnects is that it doesn’t simply make online matches,” said Marjorie Glatt, YUConnects’ special projects coordinator. “By bringing men and women together in comfortable social events in various communities, YUConnects is actually changing the methods and ways young people meet today. Perhaps we can swing the pendulum

back and make the entire process easier once again.” For Deutsch and Jerome, that personal attention and care played a pivotal role in helping them navigate the twists and turns of a new relationship. “We really loved working with Mindy Eisenman,” said Jerome. “She has a lot of experience and we both felt very comfortable calling to ask her various questions while dating.” Now planning their November wedding, the two feel they have learned a lot from their experience. “The dating process was challenging for me, but exciting at the same time,” said Deutsch. “This is a major step in one’s life and it should be handled very carefully.” She added: “The YUConnects staff is there to increase meeting venues for singles. Brandon and I have a tremendous amount of hakarat hatov to them, and we look forward to hearing about more smachot that come from this wonderful organization.” For more information about YUConnects and for a schedule of upcoming events, please visit www.yuconnects.com.


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Can Money Buy You Love? It Depends Who You Ask… Can money buy a person true love? While it may often help raise someone’s profile when attempting to attract a member of the opposite sex, multimillionaire Larry Greenfield says that spending a lot of money does not guarantee success in finding a wife – especially when it’s spent on professional matchmaking services. By Boruch Shubert

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he 47-year-old securities trader spoke to the New York Post about his expensive dating odyssey, wherein he spent more than $65,000 on a total of six matchmaking agencies over a dozen years. Although Greenfield ended up dating 250 eligible women, he claims they were not fitting for him, and he condemns the dating services as a total “rip-off.” In response, the matchmakers he patronized put the onus on Greenfield, contending that he is trying to obtain a woman who is above his level, given his “regular-guy” appearance and nature.

“I’m not a bad guy. I haven’t been to prison. It’s just a very frustrating thing.” The burnt-out dater notes that the pricey Manhattan matchmaking services charge an average of $10,000 a year — Greenfield said: “You pay them up front and they don’t provide a service. They tell you how wonderful you are, whatever you want to hear.” Citing several examples of the disappointing results he says he received, Greenfield mentions Barbie Adler, a matchmaker at Selective Search who paired him up with a Knicks dancer. “Do I seem like the New York City-dancer type of guy?” he says mockingly. Greenfield argues that the women he met through VIP Life’s Lisa Clampitt

“You pay them up front - $10,000 a year – and they don’t provide a service. They tell you how wonderful you are, whatever you want to hear.” Retired from a successful career at Opus Trading in Jericho, Long Island, Greenfield says he is quite willing to give away his money in order to end up with a woman who has the full list of particular traits he is seeking – beautiful, thin, intelligent, Jewish, a sense of humor and a New Yorker.

were “West Village girls” who were too “artsy,” and further reveals that Long Island matchmaker Maureen Tara Nelson only set him up with five women in one year, one of whom looked “terrible.” The dating service proprietors counter that Greenfield’s expectations are simply too high.

The brand new Yenta app offers a new mode of connecting Jewish singles who live near each other.

“New York is a tough market for a guy like me. I thought I get the career, then I find the woman,” Greenfield mused. “I’d trade it all in for a white picket fence, two kids, a dog. And you can have it all! I’d take a $50,000-a-year job, work until I retire.” Proclaiming his alleged desirability as a mate, he insists,

“In the outside world, he would not be able to get a date with that girl, because she was far more attractive,” asserted Nelson, who declined to work on Greenfield’s behalf after a year. “He was too picky! I gave him exactly what he wanted multiple times . . . He would always come back with some minor, minor thing that

the person wasn’t perfect.” Nelson clearly does not mince words about her former client. “He thinks since he has money that he is entitled to a beautiful woman,” she said. “He needs to realize beautiful women are beyond his reach.” Despite his disillusionment with the matchmaking scene, Greenfield is considering signing up with Serious Matchmaking’s Janis Spindel. But the high-end matchmaker has expressed her reluctance to put her talents to work on his behalf, as she is concerned he would never be satisfied with her recommendations. “I don’t want to take his money,” Spindel said. “The target audience of what he needs is a teacher from the boroughs or a secretary. Larry can’t be with an alpha female who runs a hedge fund . . . He’s a country bumpkin.” Reinforcing Spindel’s assessment of him, the ex-trader – who resides in rural Plainview, Long Island – avows that he is not interested in a woman who is extremely focused on her career. “I’m battling successful alphas, driven women who are very comfortable in their lives, and I get left in the dust,” Greenfield bemoaned. “My job right now is meeting a girl.” One of the veteran dater’s official matches echoes the criticisms lodged at him by the matchmakers. Maxine Gordon, who does double duty as a business consultant and comedian, discloses that he dropped her after just one date. “I think he’s looking for something that doesn’t exist: a gorgeous, talented, Jewish woman like Natalie Portman, except ‘I stay at home; I’m here to put on your slippers and clean your room,’ ” the 44-year-old Gordon alleges. Gordon says she was matched with Greenfield two months ago, and – given that she is thin, good-looking, Jewish, intelligent, has a sense of humor (she is a comedian, after all), a New Yorker and not a high-powered career woman – she figured he would be totally interested in pursuing a relationship with her. According to the Manhattan blonde, the two shared their common interest in travel, with Greenfield expressing his desire to take her to London and Paris; they also discussed their Jewish heritage and relatives who had recently passed away. Despite her possessing every characteristic he says he is seeking, as well as their mutual sparks, Gordon never heard from Greenfield again. “I don’t want to say anything bad about him,” she says. “He’s a nice guy looking for a match, but he needs to give people a chance.” Although Gordon claims the apparent rejection has not turned her off from her “match,” Greenfield does not share her optimism. “The chemistry wasn’t

there,” he commented. “She’s a nice girl. I have nothing bad to say about her. We still keep in touch, I still hear from her. It’s not like I lost her number like the other girls.” Gordon thinks her date may just be too difficult to satisfy. “I thought he was attractive enough, nice enough. I don’t see why all of these things haven’t worked out,” she said. “He’s looking for love at first sight, and everyone has imperfections. Talk to someone. Get to know them. To find a woman who wants to stay at home and lives in Manhattan, he might be looking in the wrong time period.” Despite his apparent willingness to date women in their 40’s, Greenfield still puts a premium on females who are of optimal childbearing age. “One of these days, ask your doctor. Ask when you can have children as a woman,” he states bluntly, “if they’re capable of having children, mid-30s.” Gordon takes umbrage at Greenfield’s insistence on getting someone much younger than she is. “It makes me sad. It’s depressing. It hurts,” she reveals. “Is it because I can’t pop out a kid? I can do it. It can be done. What I think is unfair is the double standard. He can . . . want kids and a career; but for women, no.” Although the millionaire’s experiences with professional dating services may seem to

Millionaire Larry Greenfield feels that the matchmaking services have failed him in his quest to find a wife who meets his exacting standards.

prove that money really cannot buy you love, perhaps modern technology can do the trick. A new iPhone application entitled “Yenta” brings together Jewish singles based on their location. The free mobile dating service utilizes GPS technology to enable users to review the personality profiles of eligible Jews who live in the same area. The profile asks such questions as “How Jewish are you?” “What’s your shtick?” and “What will impress your mother?” Only just debuted, Yenta has already attracted 10,000 users worldwide. “You can walk into a coffee shop and you can find out who’s Jewish and single around

you,” marvels creator Luba Tolkachyov. “JDate is kind of the traditional model. To be able to log on to Yenta, you have to go out. There’s no need for the lengthy profile — now we can see who’s single and near us.” The app designer notes further, “People with similar values and beliefs can find a great amount in common. That’s why we created Yenta – to enable Jewish singles to connect with each other instantaneously no matter where they may be – on a college campus, at the office, out socializing or traveling to new places.” The bottom line of all this? One way or another, there’s always hope.


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Fearful Flyers Willing to Pay More, Fly Certain Airlines and Alter Flight Plans, According to Travel Study Fearful flyers seek flight attributes that may be primarily reassuring, such as schedule, aircraft size and carrier origin, but have little effect on the low, actual risk according to a study published in the Journal of Travel Research.

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eople with fear of flying (FOF) are willing to pay more for a number of choices that help them alleviate their fear, according to the study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

the past few decades, even though statistics demonstrate that air travel is the safest mode, according to the International Air Transport Association. The researchers found that these flyers were less sensitive to price changes and that they were more willing to pay for a flight with their home carrier, rather than a foreign carrier

“Due to accumulation of media exposure of flight accidents, fear of flying is on the rise, even though statistics show that air travel is the safest means of travel,” explains Dr. Anat Tchetchik of BGUs Department of Hotel and Tourism Management. “How people make choices on their mode of travelling and how it affects their willingness to pay for alternative flight options is an issue of immense concern for public agencies and the industry.” According to the researchers, this is the first study that links FOF with specific flight selection choices. The percentage of the population suffering from FOF has increased over

or a charter so that they could communicate freely with the crew in their own familiar language. Reduction in barriers such as language, social and cultural norms can be helpful,

in their minds, to reduce anxiety. FOF travelers have preferences concerning the aircraft size and manufacturer. They favor day flights over night flights and prefer nonstop flights over connecting flights due to the stress of take-offs and landings. These white knuckle flyers are also more confident flying with name carriers versus low-cost carriers. The researchers questioned 335 Israeli students and offered each several choices of alternative flight itineraries from Israel to London and Israel to New York. The data revealed that all of the respondents stated that they intend to fly in the future and approximately 77 percent had flown at least once during the five years preceding the survey. “Due to accumulation of media exposure of flight accidents, fear of flying is on the rise, even though statistics show that air travel is the safest means of travel,” explains Dr. Anat Tchetchik of BGUs Department of Hotel and Tour-

Research conducted by several Israeli universities shows that travelers with fear of flying are less sensitive to price changes and that they were more willing to pay for a flight with their home carrier, rather than a foreign carrier or a charter so that they could communicate freely with the crew in their own familiar language. (PHOTO CREDIT: STOCHARCH.COM)

ism Management. “How people make choices on their mode of travelling and how it affects their willingness to pay for alternative flight options is an issue of immense concern for public agencies and the industry.” Tchetchik and her colleagues believe public agencies should be publishing safety-related information in an accessible manner so that the public can make its choices based on actual scientific data rather

than unsubstantiated beliefs.

About American Associates, BenGurion University of the Negev American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the

University’s expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel’s southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev. AABGU is headquartered in Manhattan and has nine regional offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.aabgu.org.

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7070 OFFSHORE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 15 LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS ESCAZU, COSTA RICA SERIOUS INQUIRY (908) 232-7100. RW

7070

7070

$$$ POWERFUL LEAD GENERATING SYSTEM BRINGS UNLIMITED TARGETED QUALIFIED LEADS/ CUSTOMERS TO YOUR NETWORK MARKETING/ RETAIL / SMALL BUSINESS / HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY $$$ VISIT NOW!!! WWW. LEADSFORSUCCESSNOW.COM (816) 974-6076. RW

7070

BUSINESS SERVICES WE HAVE DOUBLED OUR CLIENTS ACCOUNTS 25 OF THE PAST 26 YEARS. THAT “OFF” YEAR WE ONLY DID 42%. FOREX TRADING. IF YOUR INTERESTED CALL TOLL FREE: (888) 946-3315. RW 7070

Earn 50 to 60% yearly, legally and honestly with NO RISK! Impossible, NO. Find out at innovatmktg@yahoo.com HOMELESS “VAN MAN” TURNED INTERNET MILLIONAIRE. PARTY TONIGHT FROM COSTA RICA. HE’LL SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW LIVE STREAM AT http://moneypartylive. com RW 7070

7070 OFFSHORE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 15 LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS ESCAZU, COSTA RICA SERIOUS INQUIRY (908) 232-7100. RW

DISTRIBUTORSHIP NEW DEBIT CARD – COUPON PROGRAM DISTRIBUTORS NEEDED NATIONWIDE. RESIDUAL INCOME – UNLIMITED INCOME . VIEW WWW. OnlineCoupons.com (800) 584-1909 RW 7070

1000’S WEEKLY POT’L. NO SELLING. NO MLM. UNIQUE & POWERFUL GIFTING OPPORTUNITY. LOW START UP. (512)800-7800 PIN 54820# VIEW: WWW. TOOLS4PROSPERITY. COM (816) 278-7341. RW

7070

7070 OWNER FINANCING MICHIGAN- Multifamily Portfolio. 502 Units. Garden Style Apartments, Brick Buildings. Management in Place Contact Bobby 914 403-7188 FA

DISTRIBUTORSHIP NEW DEBIT CARD – COUPON PROGRAM DISTRIBUTORS NEEDED NATIONWIDE. RESIDUAL INCOME – UNLIMITED INCOME . VIEW WWW. OnlineCoupons.com (800) 584-1909 RW 7070

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

7070 PARTNERS WANTED 2 yr old thoroughbred race horse, good looking, well bred, ready to run soon. ½ $7,500. Call (609) 234-8699. FA

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

7070 SHOPPING PLAZA WITH FIVE (5) ACRES. ONLY 10 YEARS OLD ON MAJOR HIGHWAY & INTERSTATE. OWNER RETIRING & MUST SELL! CONTACT (256) 390-8695 FOR MORE INFORMATION RW

Investor Needed Private 1st Mortgage Request 6.5% Interest Only 4 Unit Apt Bldg $160,000 9 Unit Apt Bldg $350,000 19 Unit Apt Bldg $900,000 Earn 6.5% interest only on your money. Your money is secured by income apartment rentals in Class A locations. Monthly payments Directly Deposited to your account monthly. Call property owner @ 305-764-1669 ajcinvest@gmail.com MK 7070

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

7080 CAPITAL WANTED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SEEKS INVESTORS FOR 2012 CONCERTS, TOURS, GREAT ROI, OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH INDUSTRIES TOP ARTISTS. SERIOUS CALLERS ONLY – NO BROKERS. CONTACT (646) 342-2065. RW

TO ADVERTISE IN The Jewish Voice CALL: 800-998-0885

7070 BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY Oroville Benchers Inc. Developer MAI Appraisel 2 and half million new zones approximately 6-8 months will be mixed, use which increases the value of the property. Everything ready to go waiting for the rezoning of the total county. Interested investors. Please contact Leon Mayer. (510) 352-7887 bpollock2@rtr.net. FA

SEEKING PRIVATE 400K LOAN – NO BANKS 1ST Mortgage Guar. Bldg. Asses 960K Gl 300K Exp 159K Includes Salaried Licensed Operator. Same Owner 10 + Years. Contact (908)917-3295 RW 7070

Investment Opportunity 7080 7080 CAPITAL WANTED GREAT OPPORTUNITY ! 8% INTEREST PAID ANNUALLY CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT AND PRIVATE STOCK. 100% REAL ESTATE GUARANTEED. WON’T LAST. 500K LIMIT. CONTACT (347) 938-2084. VIEW WEBSITE: WWW.EUBNK.COM RW

7080 CAPITAL WANTED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR HOTEL RESORT, NEAR BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO SKI AREA. LOOKING FOR $4 MILLION , GOOD INTEREST RATE + PROFIT SHARING. CONTACT STAN (719) 836-2700 VIEW WEBSITE: WWW.RIVERSIDEFAIRPLAY.COMRW

INVESTOR NEEDED FOR NEW BUILDING DEVICE . ALLOWS UNSKILLED TO MAKE 10 DIFFERENT HOMES DAILY. THIS HOUSE IS FIREPROOF, WATERPROOF, RODENT PROOF & EARTHQUAKE PROOF. CONTACT (631) 581-6780. RW 7080


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LIBIN AND KATZ BUSINESS BROKERS Helping people to buy and sell businesses since 1975 Ambulette Service Gross $1.4 million Net proďŹ t $275K Asking $600K Cash down $400K Including 12 Ambulettes 5 days Potential to grow We have represented thousands of buyers throughout the years. Our listings are free our experience is priceless. Pick up free listing call 1-718-858-3252 Libinandkatz.com

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7080 INVESTOR / BUSINESS PARTNER FOR NEW SMALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY SERVING THE AUTO INDUSTRY. HUGE GROWTH POTENTIAL. SEEKING $125K. CONTACT (917) 399-5609 RW

7080 Seeking Capital Ambitious Tech / Media Start-Up Seeking $10M Investment. Call Alain (613) 676-0211. View: Thepeopleproject. Com Email: Alain@ Thepeopleproject.Com Rw

INVESTORS NEEDED!! $650K NEEDED IN EXCHANGE FOR EQUITY. PATENTED ACOUSTIC SHARK REPELLENT TECHNOLOGY. VIEW: WWW. SHARKSTOPPER.COM CONTACT (631) 8307934 OR VIA EMAIL: SHARKSTOPPER62@AOL. COM RW

7080

SEEKING INVESTORS WE ARE SEEKING INVESTORS FOR FILM PROJECTS. THE BUDGETS RANGE FROM $4 MILLION TO $6 MILLION, SEED AMOUNTS FROM $300K TO $600K. SOME PROJECTS ARE OVER $10 MILLION WITH HIGHER SEED AMOUNTS. GENRES VARY. CALL (646) 202-1633 OR EMAIL: projects@ mhwtss.com RW 7080

DIGITAL BILLBOARD OPPORTUNITY GREAT CASH FLOW 25% + ROI NEEDED PARTNERINVESTOR WITH $300K TO $1 ½ MILLION. FOR FULL DETAILS CONTACT (860) 463-2225. RW 7080

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OFFICE FOR RENT/ NYC 1090 Penthouse Rooftop oďŹ&#x192;ce furnished/ unfurnished 24/7 doorman. 6 person area. DS L Alarm and at 20002,500 neg. (212) 398-3809 x310 Fa

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

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

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

(718) 984-7400 or (917) 439-3213 RW

Caribbean Media Company Consists of television & newspaper. Looking for investors. Double your money in 18 months. For info call: 917-604-4843 MK

7070

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Apt For Sale/ Bklyn 1500 Ocean Parkway #2L Prime Location. Super Spacious (approx 1200 sq ft). Sunny 2 Bed/2 Full Bath CORNER Apt w/ EIK, Formal Dining Room, Lots of Closets, and Charming Prewar Detail. Live-in Super, Well Maintained Coop Bldg. Pretty Tree-Top Views. Price $330,000. Call Beth Kenkel 917 543-2115 www.corcoran.com/bky FA

2045

House For Sale 2020 Brooklyn Ave N/Lower E Sts. 20 X 100 s.d. Shared driveway, gd. Cond. 3 bdrms, ďŹ n. bsmt., nice bkyrd. & gar. Ask $840K Call Agent Barbara S. 971-535-4638 Coldwell Banker Shayovitz Realty 718-627-8800 See thousands of listings at www.CBSHAYOVITZ. com MK 2020

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

2020

EAST FLATBUSH CLOSE TO KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL. LEGAL 6 FAMILY, DESTABILIZED, 3 FLOOR WALKUP, 4,000 SF SEMI-DETACHED BRICK BLDG, PARKING NEWLY RENOVATED, GRANITE KITCHEN TOPS. CONTACT (917) 885-3101. RW 2020

WELL ESTABLISHED AMERICAN DINER 2020 IN THE HEARTH OF LOCATED IN THE LOST CROWN HEIGHTS - 1 MIDTOWN EAST AREA. GREAT OPPORTUNITY. FAMILY BROWNSTONE, YOUR JOB? REASONABLE PRICE. DUPLEX 4 BRM, for a IN RENT LISTED UNDER Looking 2BTH - MINT MOVE MARKET VALUE. CONDITION!... FULLY New Career? FOR FURTHER INFO. FINISHED BASEMENT & CONTACT NICK NICE BACK YARD. PRICE (646) 209-2671. THE1,000,000 OR TO SALE! RW O.B.O. Contact: GOSEN JEWISH VOICE PROPERTIES HAS JOB 718-598-7374 OPPORTUNITIES gosenproperties@ 2045 gmail.com NB 1095

Apartment For Sale

Brooklyn CO-OPS FOR SALE Flatbush-Brooklyn College 2835 Bedford Ave-2 bedroom, $239,000 3500 Snyder Ave-2 bedroom, $150,000 3320 Ave H-1bedroom, $139,000 3220 Ave H-1 bedroom,$169,000 2515 Glenwood Rd-1 bedroom, $169,000 387 Ave S-Junior 4 $199.000 40 Clarkson Ave-2 bedroom. $309,000 Robert Ni colleti 917 679-2685 Douglas Elliman RE FA 2045

INVESTMENT ANDALUCIA, SPAIN. MAGNIFICENT 5 BED, 3 BATH, 5000 SQ FT DETACHED VILLA ON 12,000 SQ METRES. LUXURY, PRIVACY, GOLF AND BEACHES 6 MINUTES VERA TOWN 3 MINUTES. www.villaoasis.biz Tel: 0034 950 168 349 Email: info@villaoasis.biz

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2020 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; STUNNING!... VINTAGE!.... TOTALLY REMODELED!... 2 STORY HOME SINGLE FAMILY FULLY DETACHED! $ 769,000.- !... 3 BRS + 2 BTHS (price reduced from original by $ 20,000.-) FINISHED BASEMENT. 1367 SQ. FT / 2700 SQ. LOT. - UNIQUE ON THE BLOCK AND IN GENERAL ON THE MARKET FULLY TILED BATHROOMS, STATE OF THE ART KITCHEN WITH BUILD IN DESIGNED TABLE. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. BRAND NEW HEATING AND BOILER, CAR GARAGE AND DRIVEWAY FOR 4-5 CARS BACKYARD WITH A HUGE AMAZING PORCH!.... VINTAGE COME AN SEE IT! 1934 HARING STREET, BKLYN, NY BET AV S. and AV T. SOLD BY OWNER 646732-6049 Open house: Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. NB


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REAL ESTATE MIDWOOD OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH , 2012, FROM 12:00 – 2:00 PM 412 AVENUE J (CORNER BAY PARKWAY) OCEAN PARKWAY, SUB DISTRICT. 3 BDRM + FINISH BASEMENT 1 FAMILY ON 5922 SF PROP. RENOVATE OR BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME OR CONDOS. $1,050,000. CONTACT KESTYN RE (718) 677-6770. RW 2020

MARINE PARK Lot size 25x120 Gorgeous Det. 1 Family, 3 Bd, 1.5 Lux Ba. Granite EIK, Dwy, Bkyd + Pool, Near all Asking $585K Web ID 7827 Newly Renovated Semi Detatched 3 Bd 2 Ba, new windows, new roof, finished bsmt, spacious bkyd, near all $459K Call Robert 718-614-1066 Skyline Group R.E. 718-614-1066 MK 2020

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

2020

2020 630 78th St., Bay Ridge. Quiet, residential block. 2-fam brick att. Home 3BR over 2 BR, full bsmnt w/2-car gar. $580K 718-833-2400 MK

2020 MIDWOOD PARK OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-3 pm 701 east 17th street Perfect block spacious original details 5BR 2 BTHS large LR, DR fireplace www.mrykayg.com 718-282-3141 stc

AVE U /East 4th (bold) CONCESSION SPACE FOR RENT ON AVENUE U AND EAST 4TH STREET INSIDE COQUETTE KIDSWEAR. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY CAL 917-913-0000 Stc 2020

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

Gravesend FOR SALE 2 Family semi detached. Low West Streets. Shared Driveway. Large yard, finished basement, driveways for 2cars. Convenient location by Avenue T. Shopping and close to bus & subway. Could easily be a large 1 Family. Must be sold! Best Offer! Call Frank ERA TOP SERVICE REALTY 718-333-0070

2020

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

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

2020

2040

Brooklyn SEEKING APARTMENT WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN I WANT TO RENT IN “ THE EDGE” IN WILLIAMSBURG, BKLYN. NEED 1 OR 2 BDRMS. WATER VIEW A MUST, WILL PREPAY ONE (1) YEAR RENT. OWNERS ONLY CALL (917) 806-7084. RW 2045

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 2040 Brooklyn SHEEPSHEAD BAY OFFICE FOR RENT 2 floors in private house. 1500 sq ft each, $1200/ mo + $800/mo rent or rent both floors $2000/ mo. Call Owner 917-250-4654 MK 2040

McDonald Ave / Bay Pkwy & Ave J: 20x50 commercial gar. Hi ceilings, overhead door, suitable for storage, auto repair, etc. My zone $12,500 A&E Included. Call 718-258-4222 2040

2040 Office/Studio for rent corner building lower east street Ave U bright sunny 2nd floor Heat and electric included $500 a month. Space also available on a daily or weekly basis. Call Lily 917-579-0966 DBH

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

OFFICE FOR RENT/ BKLYN SHEEPSHEAD BAY OFFICE FOR RENT 2 floors in private house, 1500 sq. ft. each. $1200/ mo + $800/mo rent or rent both floors $2000/ mo. Call Owner (917) 250-4654 fa 2040

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

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

OFFICE FOR RENT/ BKLYN 2040 New Medical and Professional offices for rent Brighton Beach Area New construction. All offices have separate entrances could be divided Or combined 1500 sq ft. 3500 sq ft. $1,500$5,000. Ready to movein! Townplaza Realty, LLC. (917) 748-0651 Yan or (347) 272-2732 Bogdan fa

2040 Georgetowne, Brooklyn: Orthodox Synagogue looking to rent main ballroom and/ or 4 classrooms can accommodate 150 students, large parties, etc. Brokers may apply. One block from NYC playground. 917-968-5463

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

Avenue U/East 4th St: Concession space available together with Love to Dress, behind Coquette Kids. Call owner: 917-913-0000 2040

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 2050 Brooklyn Business for sale MECHANIC SPACE FOR RENT Auto-Body & Repair shop Over 35 years exp Prime location Coney Island Ave Please Call 718-998-5151

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

2035

DANIEL HOME REALTY HOME SALES 718-998-5588 | 917-676-5152 Ocean Pkway, Midwood. Luxury building. Pool, 24 hour security. Shabbos elevator. Large Jr. 4, can easily be made into 2BRs. After renovations: New kitchen, parquet floors. 950 sq ft. includes all utilities...Asking $109K New to market in MADISON. 2 Family house, 50x100 detached. Private drive. 7 bedrooms, 5 baths. Call!

EAST NEW YORK Corner lot w/app plans for 2 family house R5 zoning Ready to build. Owner 917-860-6928 MK 2050

House For Rent 2035 Brooklyn 2035 Ocean Ave. Street level Medical Office. 718-236-3199

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

2010 CROWN HEIGHTS St Marks , extra lrg studio in Brownstone Vlg. Newly renov, nr shops & transp, references req’d. $975 mo. Includes heat. Owner 917873-5561 MK

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 3000 Queens/Bronx RIVERDALE NEW 5 STORY, 20 UNIT BUILDING 15 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT, 14FT CEILINGS AC/PTAC, W/D. PARKING GARAGE, STORAGE ROOMS, CABANAS. $10.5M. CONTACT (646) 279-1116 OR (718)601-9899. SEE WEB ID NS12071021141 OF THE NY TIMES. RW 3000

RESTAURANT FOR SALE 4000 sq ft Main St., Flushing 646-302-1394 MK

3000

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

Apartment For Rent 2010 Brooklyn 2010 BAY RIDGE 8TH Ave/69th Street. Luxury 3 BR’s, 3rd Floor walkup, 2 baths, parking avail, laundry, storage room. No pets. $2200. Owner 516-381-9032 MK

834 E 218 St Available Aug 1 2 Br, 2 Full Ba. Brand new appls, Wd flrs, Near #2 Train, Exp. Bus $1600/mo, pay own utilities, Credit check. Owner 917-449-2930 MK

2010

MIDWOOD SPACIOUS APARTMENT - 4 Br/1 BA apartment. 3 from girls looking for a 4th roommate. Air Conditioning through the apartment, washer and dryer, near train, busses, Shuls and shopping. Reasonable rent. 718-376-6881 NB

2010

OCEAN PKWY, E 8th ST & Ave T – SUNNY LUXURIOUS APTS – 1brm $ 1,500/2brm $ 1,700 completely renovated, new windows, all stainless steel appliances + microwave, parquet / Marble floors, w/d hookup ( or laundry room on building). Near shopping and shuls… NO FEE! By Owner! Principals only 347.495.2225 NB 2010

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 3060 Queens/Bronx EAST TREMONT AVE: STORE FOR RENT. Top retail location, high pedestrian traffic, 3000sf, can be divided. For details: Rafi 718-364-1400 or 347-495-0614 3060

Apartment For Sale 2060 Queens/Bronx KEW GARDEN HILLS Sunny corner 2BR coop, walk to schools/ shopping/transp., renov EIK & bth, hdwd flrs & closets, Ask $199K neg. 718-551-1528 MK 2060

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

Apartment For Rent 2080 Queens/Bronx 2080 QUEENS – APT BRIARWOOD 3BR 1 ½ BTH BALCONY 135TH STRE & 82 AVE 4RD FLR 3 BR 1.5 BATH. WALK TO SHUL, SUBWAY, BUS, SHOP. HEAT INC SEP THERM. BRIGHT. SPACIOUS. MANY CLOSETS. NEW WIND, FLOORS. BALCONY. AC. NO SMOKING OR PETS. ASKING $ 1,865 uriattrolly19@aol.com NB

2 BDRM APT. Kew Gardns Hills – 1st Fl. Gated complex, prvt. Underground prking spot. Updated kit & bath. Motivated Owners Asking 214K. 347-673-9870 NB KEW GARDENS/ Richmond Hill 4 Bedroom, E Train subway & bus, 2 blocks from JAMAICA Hospital, near all, Parking. Available immediately. $1950/mo No Fee. Heat & Hot water included. 718-847-9776 MK

Plainview, NY 3bdrm + office/-guest bdrm. Lg Eat in Kitchen, seperate DR, 3Bth on main level of 2 family house. Shared lg inground pool & lg deck. Call 631-786-9906

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

Property For Sale 5070

2080

2080 Howard Beach/ Hamilton Beach 2 BR, LR/EIK combo. Parking, Laundry Rm. Small pet OK $1400 call Sasha 718-704-3553 MK

House for Sale Queens/Bronx 3020 FOREST HILLS Single family det, 2BR home on beautiful tree lined St. Move-in condition, EIK, renovated bath, large backyard. $525K. 917-642-3080 www. ForestHillshouse4sale. com MK

House For Rent 5060

Long Island CO-OP / CONDO FOR SALE/LONG ISLAND ROCKVILLE CENTRE. CO-OP, Walk-up, 2 large BRS,2 fbths, kitchen, DR, Large LR. Heat Included. Asking $325K Negotiable. 516 764-1857 fa RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE EAST HAMPTON – TWO (2) VACANT LOTS FOR SALE IN HANDS CREEK FARM SUBDIVISION LOT # 24 1. 6 ACRES LOT # 26 1.48 ACRES EACH $825,000. CONTACT (631) 324-6897. NO BROKERS PLEASE. RW

5080

COMMERICAL PROPERTY FOR SALE EAST HAMPTON – TWO (2) VACANT LOTS FOR SALE IN HANDS CREEK FARM LOT # 24 1. 6 ACRES LOT # 26 1.48 ACRES EACH $825,000. CONTACT (631) 324-6897. NO BROKERS PLEASE. RW

5080

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 6000

Long Island

2060

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

2065 Far Rockaway Near Five Towns, 2 Apts. Available, 3 Br 2 baths, in 3 family house, pay own utilities. Near shopping & subway. Owner 646-773-3131 MK

5000 OYSTER BAY- 45 MINUTES FROM MANHATTAN, 3 BDRM CUSTOM BUILT HOME, MAGNIFICENT WATER VIEWS. SEE VRBO.COM #267367. $4,000. PER WEEK. CONTACT (516) 398-2913 EMAIL: MARIEDELL@AOL.COM RW

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

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

HUNTINGTON VILLAGE Office Space Available 700 sq ft, 2 rms, CAC, Municiple Parking, 2nd Fl. 631-549-2587 MK

6000

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

6000

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 5080 Long Island AUTOMOBILE REPAIR GREAT OPPORTUNITY – WHEEL ALIGNMENT & AUTO REPAIR STORE FOR SALE OR RENT W/OPTION TO BUY. APPROX 3500 SF WORKING AREA SHOP, HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 60 YEARS. GOOD LOCATION IN SUFFOLK CO. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY. FOR INFO. CALL (516) 380-4121. RW

5080

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

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

2065

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REAL ESTATE House For Sale 5040 Long Island 5040/ HOUSE FOR SALE LONG ISLAND WOODMERE AAA CULDE-SAC 4 BR’S, 2.5 New Baths, New EIK,. Large Den, CAC, Alarm, $675K. Owner 516 984-5143 fa

5040 HOUSE FOR SALE WOODMERE AAA CULDE-SAC 4 BR’S 2.5 New Baths, New EIK, Large Den, CAC, Alarm $675K. Owner 516 984-5143 fa

5040 OAKDALE WATERFRONT REDUCED $534,000 Hi Ranch 4BR 2BA 2 car garage, easy access to GSB, Town/ Park/Lake/LIRR, good school district. Call 631-218-1928 MK

House for Sale/Rent/Long island. 4 bdrm, 3 bth, fin bsmnt, large property close to Chabad shule. (516) 603-2305 Cell. FA

5040

Vacation & Country Properties - WADING RIVER - Charming custom beach chalet on LI sound. 3BR/2BA, sandy backyard, enjoy the sunsets. Only $799K. Call Little Bay: 631-748-7653, ask for Peggy

5040

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

5000

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

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

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

Property For Sale 6090 NY State HOUSES FOR SALE, NEW YORK STATE FORT ANN, N.Y. THIS 4 YEAR OLD TURNKEY HORSE FARM OFFERS 3 HOUSES, 2 APARTMENTS, 4 ARENAS, 8 STALL BARN. LOCATED CLOSE TO LAKE GEORGE AND SARATOGA . CONTACT (518) 796-1818. SEE WEB ID NS12071525190 OF THE N.Y. TIMES. RW 6090

BEAUTIFULL RIVERDALE CO-OP 1,000 sf. BRIGHT & SPACIOUS. HUGE. RENOVATED EIK. LARGE STEP-DOWN LIVINGROOM. BUILDING HAS GARAGE AND IS CLOSE TO SUBWAY, BUSES, SHOPPING REESTAURANTS AND SHULS. $ 269,000 Arnela at 646-267-9569 NB PRECAST CONCRETE MANUFACTURING PLANT ON TWO (2) ACRES OF LAND. FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR 60 YEARS. UPSTATE NEW YORK. OWNER RETIRING. CONTACT (518) 441-0570. RW 6090

For Rent 6080 NY State Hudson Valley:

Staten Island HOUSE FOR SALE 4020 / Staten Island Princes Bay 2 bdrm house, 1 family detached 18/18 Kitchen all appliances incl. Attic, 2 sheds . Close to Staten Island University South hospital. Excellent schools, transportation. Vitorealtor@yahoo.com Price neg. (718) 8748300 (646) 785-7516 fa 4020 STATEN ISLAND HOUSE FOR SALE// ROYAL OAKS “The best house in the best borough of the best city in the best country in the world” GO TO www.FRENCHMANORON-

CLOVELAKES.COM

917-622-3728

Apartment For Sale 3080

6080 3BDR/2BA BUNGALOW AVAIL JULY+AUG $5500 Mod. Orth. Colony friendly ppl. 55 family. Sep. swim. DCamp. MotzShab. ent. A real summer! Call Mark (718) 5322827 Classifieds by Luach.com

MONTICELLO Bungalow Colony Lovely grounds with pool, 54 exquisite units. Renting to individual or group. Roslyn, 845-798-8084 www.lefkowitzsummerhomes.com (SZ) 6080

House For Sale 6060

6090

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House For Sale 4020

6080 MONTICELLO, KIAMESHA LAKE, NY Building for Sale!...11 Units furnished apts/ Excellent Conditions! Great Location, near all!: shopping - Kosher Restaurants -Monticello Casino & Raceway. Ideal for family seeking country air & income. Priced to sell at $ 550k. Call for more details. Owner Will hold mortgage. Lee (800) 353-3755, ext 102 Cell (917) 817-0739 NB

Spectacular Sunset views – Romantic Luxury Chalet on 23 Private acres Rare riverfront vacation rental, breathtaking Hudson River/Catskill Mountain views w indoor heated pool /spa A couple’s secluded retreat. Numerous activities/ venues in 2-30 mi range. Located 100 mi north of NYC, Amtrak station 7 mi. Full listing: www.vrbo. com/406214 Contact info: cottagesunset@ gmail.com 518-537-5547

NY State ROSCOE, N.Y. LAKEHOUSE FISHING, GOLFING, QUIET . 3 BDRM, 3 BATH, 1608 SQ.FT. DEEDED LAKE RIGHTS. VIEW: WWW. FORSALEBYOWNER. COM # 23863045 PRICE $239,900. CONTACT (917) 4393010. RW 6060

6060 Middletown, NY Modern farmhouse on 14 acres. 4 brs., 4 bths., 8 car gar., 60 min nw of GW. Near all. $485K Owner 845-234-1161

GREENWOOD LAKE, NY MAGNIFICENT LAKEFRONT HOME & LARGE PROPERTY FOR SALE BY OWNER. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO DEREK JETER’S SUMMER RESIDENCE. INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE, IN GROUND POOL & 3 CAR GARAGE. WITH A SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE + FULL BASEMENT THAT HAS A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN FOR A POSSIBLE CATERING BUSINESS. ONE (1) HOUR NORTH OF MANHATTAN. $2.975M. NEGOTIABLE . CONTACT (914) 490-3921. RW

CATSKILLS – HOUSE FOR SALE 48 Unit Townhouse. Project on 15 acres. Town water and swer shovel ready. Call: 845-798-7397 NB 6060

WESLEY HILLS NYC COLONIAL - 5 Bd/3 ½ bth has central a/c & 4 zone heat. Walk to shopping. Has basement walk-out 845-222-5945 NB

6060

Property For Rent OUT OF STATE 9050 Vacation Timeshares LOOK VACATION WEEKS @ Kissimmee, Fl or Las Vegas, NV or Lawal Beach Resort in Kawai For Info 732 286-9892 fa

VACATION RENTAL SOUTH CAROLINA MYRTLE BEACH N. MAISONS – SUR-MER, 2 BR, 2BA CONDO, OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, OCEAN VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM, SLEEPS UP TO 8. MONTHLY OR WEEKLY RENTAL . CONTACT (516) 997-0911 EMAIL: MANGONE3@ OPTIMUM.NET RW 7030

7065 CARRIBEAN LONG TERM RENTAL GRENADA CARRECOU ON ONE SIDE THE OTHER SIDE IS FACING TYRIL BAY 2 BDRM / 2 LARGE PORCHES FACING THE OCEAN ON BOTH SIDES. AIR CONDITIONED. PETS ALLOWED. US$500. CONTACT (718) 773-7048. RW

VACATION RENTAL NEW FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT LAKEFRONT STUDIO APARTMENT, KITCHENETTE, FULL BATH, 2 DECKS, 1 GARAGE , VIEWS. 2 PERSONS MAX. $1200./ WEEK, $4000./MONTH, JULY/AUG. CONTACT TONI (203) 482-6924 RW

NEW YORK STATE LAKE FRONT ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, QUIET COUNTRY SETTING, 3 BDRMS, 6.7 ACRES, MOVE-IN CONDITION. FSBO $325K. CONTACT (518) 584-1620. RW 6060 ELEGANT STONE HOME FOR SALE – 5 BR/3.5 BA single family Baltimore home near 5 shuls. www.2912wstrathmore. com NB

VERMONT NEAR VERMONT LAW SCHOOL & HANOVER, N.H.: 3 BDRM 2 BATH 11 ACRE FARM WITH SWIMMABLE SPRINGFED POND, NEW BARN & INSULATED SHOP. TOTALLY RENOVATED 2006. ENERGY EFFICIENT. $350,000 CURRENTLY RENTED YIELDING 5% RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT. EMAIL: LANDLAMB@ GMAIL.COM OR (802) 299-7469 RW 7030

7060 FOR SALE Fully Operational working MINI RANCH 100+ acres, 6 houses, 300+ domestic rare breed animals and fowl, many are registered miniatures, farm equipment, trailers, orchard, garden, coastal field, stock tanks. Near Fort Worth, TX. $2.450,000 817-559-3705 817-233-9019 MK

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6060

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7030 VERMONT ANDOVER. 31 ACRES. WITHIN MINUTES TO SKI & GOLF AREAS. 2 RUNNING STREAMS. 1600 FT. OF ROAD FRONTAGE. INCLUDES EXISTING CAMP BLDG. BUILD YOUR MANSION ON THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME SITE. ONLY $4.65 MILLION (NEGOTIABLE) OR BEST OFFER. EMAIL: RPFALET@ YAHOO.COM OR (508) 246-5397 RW

7030 OFFSHORE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 15 LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS ESCAZU, COSTA RICA. SERIOUS INQUIRY. CONTACT (908)232-7100. RW

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale or Rent 7030 OUT OF STATE APT FOR SALE/FINGER LAKES NY Montour Falls, NY/Out of State Finger Lakes. Newer 3 BR/ 2.5 BA custom ranch w/2 car att. Gar on 37 cleared acres above Seneca Lake. Built in 2009: 1900 SF. CA/HVAC, Wineries, Boating, Fishing, Views! $379K. Call for showing: 607 546-4508 Fa 7030

7030 MAINE “ WOW GREAT DEAL “ 6 – 4 + ACRE HOUSE LOT ON THE PENOBSCOT RIVER. ALL 6 LOTS FOR $140,000. ALL LOTS ARE SURVEYED AND POWER AT ROAD SIDE. RIGHT SIDE OF LINCOLN, MAINE. CONTACT (207) 732-3799. RW

7030 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA EXCLUSIVE GREAT LOCATION ON PALM CANYON DRIVE. MODERN BUILDING WITH INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PATIO SPACE. INCLUDES RESTAURANT & BUILDING WITH LARGE PARKING LOT. 1.1 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR SHOWING. CONTACT: JESSE INMAN (310) 702-7087 EMAIL: INFO@ DINKSRESTAURANT. COM VIEW: WWW. DINKSRESTAURANT. COM RW

7030 HOUSE FOR SALE/ OUT OF STATE Montour Falls, NY/Out of State Finger Lakes- Newer3 BR/ 2.5 BA custom ranch w/2 car att. Gar on 37 cleared acres above Seneca Lake. Built in 2009; 1900 SF. CA/HVAC. Wineries, Boating, Fishing, Views! $379K. Call for showing: 607 546-4508 fa

SOUTH CAROLINA MYRTLE BEACH - MALIBU POINT PENTHOUSE, OCEAN VIEW. 4/4 $235K. CALL KEN AT CONDOLUX 1-800345-3320 WWW. GRANDSTRANDSBEST. COM RW 7030

PUERTO RICO – CONDADO Furnished Studio Apt. for Sale. OCEANVIEW, 24 Hour Security, Underground Parking. $239,000./OBO Contact (201) 894.0135. RW 7030

2 BR CO-OP APT. FOR SALE, WOODMERE, NY Top School District 14, Bright & Spacious. 2 Large Master BR’s, Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, LIRR, NYC 41 min., Synagogues & Churches, well maintained building. BELOW MARKET PRICE. Asking $169K. Owner 917-362-6354 MK 5000

RESTURANT / BAR FOR SALE HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA FOR DETAILS CONTACT (336) 6887989 OR VIA EMAIL: DSBSPORT@GMAIL. COM. RW 7060

Apartment for Sale 7030 OUT OF STATE HOUSE FOR SALE/OUT OF STATE/PA. Pleasant Mount Pa/Out of state Quaint Country Home . Reduced to $110,000 1+ Acres, intimate Retreat. A great 2nd Home. Wide plank flrs Rocking chair porch Many blueberry bushes. Close to Elk Mtn Re/Max Wayne ask for Jack or Mary 570 224-6446. fa.

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DELAWARE COUNTY MASONVILLE – 2400 + SF POST & BEAM HOME. 3.4 ACRE INCLUDES WATERFRONT LOTS; PRIVATE DRIVEWAY; 3- CAR GARAGE; WORKSHOP; 2 BDRM; UPGRADES. $389,000. DERIENZO REALTY GROUP LLC (607) 263-5100 EMAIL: DRGRE@ FRONTIERNET.NET RW 7030

House For Sale 6060 OUT OF STATE 7030 HOUSE FOR SALE CARIBBEAN BAHAMAS ELEUTHERA – 3 BDRM 2 BATH HOUSE ON OCEAN GARAGE, TURNKEY SALE, WITH CAR. 200’ OCEANFRONT, EASY ACCESS TO AIRPORT. $360,000. CONTACT (301) 432-2616 RW

MASSACHUSETTS NORTH BERKSHIRES MOUNTAIN VISTA ACRES CUSTOM LOG HOME VIEW OF SKI AREA. VIDEO AVAILABLE $325,000. EXTRA BUILDING LOT INCLUDED. CONTACT (401)353-6172 RW

7030

POCONOS 200’ LAKEFRONT Stunning 4BR 3BA 3600sf ranch new everything close to NYC/Ski/ Racetrack $481K 954-829-6317 MK

7030

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

MAINE PROPERTIES ON THE WATER IMAGINE OWNING A BEAUTIFUL SECOND HOME IN MAINE ON THE WATER. 1) BEAUTIFUL 3 BDRM RANCH ON MATTAMISCONTIS STREAM AND THE PENOBSCOT RIVER. ALL SEASON HOME ON 6 ACRES. 2) 2-STORY YEAR ROUND HOME ON THE CHERISH UPPER COLD STREAM CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE, IDEAL FOR FISHING, BOATING, KAYAKING, ETC. 3) CONDO ON THE OCEAN – 3 FLOORS OF LIVING SPACE, END UNIT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH 3 DECKS OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. CONTACT RHONDA GOPAN (207) 745-1517 OR ROBIN WELLMAN (207) 951-4860 AT PRUDENTIAL NORTHEAST PROPERTIES OR EMAIL: RMGOPAN@AOL.COM OR ROBIN.WELLMAN@YAHOO.COM RW

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

7030

Property For Sale

7030

7030 MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA TEXAS ELEGANCE, HOUSTON ARCHITECTURE, ELEGANT NOT BEACHY. NINE (9) PAGE FLYER AVAILABLE @ HYPERLINK “mailto:JKUCZMA@ SC.RR.COM”JKUCZMA@ SC.RR.COM. 5000 SQ. FT. OF SINGLE FLOOR LIVING, DOUBLE LOT, POOL, IN PRESTWICK GC. 4 BDRMS. 4.5 BATHS, 12’ CEILINGS, 1200’ + WALK-IN STORAGE IN ATTIC. BUYERS MAY CONTACT DIRECT (843) 997-0029. REALTORS, MLS #1101840, CONTACT DIRECT. RW

LODGE-LIKE HOUSE ON 24 BEAUTIFUL ACRES FOR SALE IN SOMERS, CT. SUPPORTS AT LEAST 6 HORSES. CONTACT (860) 749-7145. VIEW: WWW. SEEMYPROPERTY4SALE. COM RW

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED. INCLUDES 9 BDRMS & 11 BATHROOMS / LARGE DINING AREA THAT SEATS 25. CONFERENCE ROOM

OPERATIONAL SPA & INGROUND POOL / HOT TUB. HOUSE IS FULLY &

ON 11.2 ACRES OF BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED & WOODED PROPERTY. LOCATED APPROX. 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BIRMINGHAM. PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY USED AS AN INN / SPA & EVENT LOCATION. CAN BE USED FOR BOTH A RESIDENCE / BUSINESS OR FOR OTHER TYPE OF FUNCTIONS. EXCELLENT FOR A LARGE FAMILY OR A NOT –FORPROFIT ORGANIZATION. ASKING $1.7M NEGOTIABLE

9040 EDUCATION KNOW YOUR TRUE CALLING AND SUCCESS IS ASSURED: AT LAST, A SCIENTIFIC TEST THAT MEASURES YOUR SUCCESS QUOTIENT (SQ) ULTRASUCCESSNOW. COM BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM MAXWELL ( ED.D., HARVARD) $29.95. RW

3005 Alex Plakhin M. A., M. S. P-3 Provider, NYS licensed for ages 0-13, Available for sessions in Math, Reading, English, Science, Etc. 917375-9348 aplakhin@ optimum.net Services paid for by City. MK

TUTORING/ LONG ISLAND Math Tutor Teacher Certified. Summer is the time for college test prep. Specialist in SAT/ACT Math. Also tutors integrated Algebra,Geometry, Algebra II/ Trigonometry and Precalculus. Reasonable rates Karen Asofsky (516) 652-1982 fa

INCLUDES BOTH HOUSE & PROPERTY. CONTACT (205) 902-8448. RW

LOST YOUR JOB? Looking for a

7030

7030 MAINE OCEANFRONT INN, RESTAURANT & RESIDENCE HISTORIC PROPERTY LINCOLNVILLE BEACH NORTH OF CAMDEN, MAINE $2,425,000. (207) 323-9466 OCEANFRONT-4SALE.COM

3005 TUTORING Math Power Tutoring AP-Calculus, SAT prep, Gmat, GRE, Regents, SSHS AP, Creative Instruction. Prof of teaching math. Cell (646) 584-9701 Tel. (212) 794-4766, (212) 988-1524 A. Kiryaman FA

8000 SQ FT HOUSE,

7030

LAKEFRONT HOME FOR SALE Twin Lakes, Shohola PA 4 Bed, 3.5 bath custom contemporary home on 1.5 acres w/134 feet of lakeside frontage on sparkling 400 acre natural spring fed lake. Custom kitchen w/New SS appliances , granite, LR w/fireplace, vaulted ceiling, large open dining area, large loft, laundry room, attached two-car garage, screened porch, deck, patio, dock. Furniture may be included in sale. $775,000.00 For appointment please call 516-242-4075. RW

EDUCATION

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

ELEGANTLY FURNISHED

OUT OF STATE

JOBS WANTED & SERVICES OFFERED

PROPERTY FOR SALE -

THAT SEATS 20. FULLY

3005 HISTORY TUTOR ONE WEEK LEFT FOR HISTORY REGENTS. HISTORY REGENTS CRASH PREP. EXPERIENCED TEACHER. CONTACT SARI (718) 344-2009. RW

NEED A TUTOR? Tutoring and Test Preparation All Subjects and Grade Levels Call Prima Tutoring at 212-920-6897 MK 3005

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Music 8000 8000 SINGING/VOCAL COACHING LEARN HOW TO SING WITH NICOLA VERUSSI PROFESSIONAL SINGING VOICE DEVELOPER With many years experience. Development of the Breathing system, Voice control, Diction, Articulation and Proper Pronunciation of the 5 basic vowels. Affordable Fee. Call Nicola Verussi 212-662-9325 MK

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YAMAHA Upright shiny ebony finish piano. Mint condition $4200/OBO 631-741-8457 MK 8000

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Music Instruction Berkeley College of music professor available for private drum lessons. Conatct: 617-835-6404 Musicians Available/ Wanted Exp R&B/POP DEMO SINGERS SOUGHT BY PRODUCERS Westchester Studio Loc. Call Allan (917) 647-2044 FA

8000

Health/Social Services 7090 MARRIAGE & FAMILY CNSLG DR. YISROEL (ELIOT) KAPLAN OFFERS MARRIAGE COUPLES @ FAMILY COUNSELING. SHORT TERM/SOLUTION FOCUSED. 25 YRS EXPR. BKLYN/RIVERDALE. FREE PHONE CONSULT. 917-345-5750 NB 7090

HEALTH MASSAGE & REFLEXOLOGY TO HEAL BACK PAIN, SLEEPING DISORDERS, DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS & MORE OR SIMPLY FOR RELAXATION. CALL CHAYA (347) 756-0205. TREATMENTS FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN ONLY. HOME VISITS & GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE. RW 7090

HEALTH Viagra 68x 100 mg. pills for only $149.00 no prescription needed other meds available. Credit and debit accepted. Call now. (347) 753-8138. Satisfaction guaranteed. fa 7090

BUSINESS FOR SALE/7090 Albany, NY Area Athletic-Republic Training Franchise! TurnKey business includes : equipment, build-out, Established customer base protected territory. Perfect for sports medicine pros. Call 518 879-4002, Jack@ AthleticRepublicCP. com fa SMALL WONDERS CHILDBIRTH – CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION DVD. The Birth Of a Baby Is Like No Other Event In Life. It Transforms Us All. Having A Positive Experience Makes the Journey Even More Meaningful. Learn About the Magic of Childbirth in the Comfort of Your Home. Bring Your Own Inner Wisdom, Power & Strength to the Birth of Your Baby. Contact DEE: DEE@ SMALLWONDERSCHILDBIRTH .COM (303) 517.7944 Buy the DVD @ WWW.SMALLWONDERSCHILDBIRTH.COM Get 5% Discount at Checkout with Promo Code 1111. RW 7090

Help Offered 8010 8010 HOUSEKEEPER / CAREGIVER: OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WORKED WITH ONE FAMILY FOR OVER 10 YEARS. VERY DEDICATED ! PLEASE CALL MRS. DOROTHY @ (917) 882-5700 RW

8010 Elder care/ Housekeeping/ Childcare Experienced. Very good references. Sleep In/Sleep Out 347-265-8557 / 917340-8445 MK

SEEKING HOUSEHOLD POSITION CERTIFIED BABY NURSE & CERTIFIED NANNY WITH CERTIFIED CPR WITH GREAT REFS. ++ CERTIFIED ELDERLY CARE ++ . FOR MORE INFO. CALL (347) 678-3562 OR (347) 663-9219 RW

8010

SITUATION WANTED/ FLORIDA PARENTS IN FLORIDA? My mom (Alzheimer’s) & dad (Parkinson’s) enjoyed care of experienced / loving CNA over ten years. She was the answer to our prayers. Mom & Dad are gone. Caregiver now available. 10 hours/ day. 6 days/week. North Palm Beach to Boca Raton, Licensed/ Bonded/Insured. 410 486-3551 Fa 8010

8010 GET CERTIFIED ON LINE AS A ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SPECIALIST IN TEN WEEKS.HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS THE FASTEST GROWING FIELD IN THE UNITED STATES FOR INFO & TO ENROLL: http://phiconcorp.com/ voice OR CONTACT (800) 713-9925 EXT 8. RW

8010 HOME CARE GIVER…A MOTHER GOT EXCLUSIVE CARE FROM HER CARE GIVER!... YOUR FAMILY COULD BE THE LUCKY FAMILY TO BENEFIT FROM DANN’S DEDICATION AND SKILLS. TO CONTACT DANN: 347-845-3440 TO CONTACT ME: 310-218-2237 NB

8010 HOME HEALTH AIDE. SEEKS LIVE-IN POSITION. WILL DO LIGHT HOUSEWORK, SHOPPING, DOCTORS VISITS. U.S. CITIZEN , ENGLISH SPEAKING, REF’S AVAILABLE. CONTACT (561) 908-1017. RW

SEEKING HOUSEHOLD POSITION COMPANION – 55 YEAR OLD EUROPEAN MALE LOOKING FOR COMPANION POSITION. NO MEDICAL, AVAILABLE AFTER 7:00 PM WEEKNIGHTS AND 24 HOURS ON WEEKENDS. GOOD REFERENCES. PLEASE CALL (718) 915-6146. RW 8010

Certified Home Health Aide To care for the elderly, sick & disabledwith dementia, stroke & other illnesses; Parkinson’s, etc. Good References, 6+ Yrs. Exp. Available any time. Live Out. 347-304-7418 MK

8010

8010 OR 8081 ESTATE CARETAKER – FORTY (40) YEARS OF HORTICULTURAL & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXP. FAMILIAR WITH ALL TYPES OF EQUIPMENT. 20 YEARS WITH LAST POSITION. SERVING THE TRI STATE AREA. CONTACT (585) 474-1110 RW

“AAA” CAREGIVER/HHA. 5 + Years Experience- Available to work: Responsible, Dependable, Compassionate and Organized. Excellent social skills. Live in/out. Great Refs. Please Contact (917) 586-6031. 8010 DYNAMIC EXPERIENCED RABBI/ CANTOR – Sefaradic/ Ashkenazi Nusach. Seeking Full or Part time position leading Ceremonies: Shabbat Services, Yomim Noraim, , Bein Ha Zmanim, Rosh Ha Shana, Yom Kippur, High Holidays & etc. Available for Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew teacher) preparation, conduct weddings ceremonies & more. Contact: Rabbi Shlomo Shany 718-496-7809 NB

8010 HOME CARE “AAA “ CARE GIVER. 20 + Years Experience. Certified & Educated / Dependable and Compassionate. Drive / KOSHER COOK / Great Organizer. Social Secretarial Skills. EXCELLENT REFS. “A “ LIST CLIENTS – INCLUDING MDs. Please Contact (347) 275-4656. RW

8010 CERTIFIED Home Health Aide to care for the elderly & disabled. 8 yrs exp. Great refs. Available any time. Please call Angela 347-304-7418 MK

8010 Electrical Construction Estimator with over 40 Years Experience. Take-Offs, Pricing & Summary’s Performed At Your Office or My Office. For info call Bob at 908-352-7659 MK

8010 Help Offered Experienced HHA looking for job to care for elderly day or night. Exc. References. Has car & drives. Call Anita 631 698-6195 or 516 458-5388 fa

8010 SEEKING POSITION IN 47TH STREET DIAMOND /JEWELRY INDUSTRY. 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE OF DIAMONDS & COLORED STONES + COMPUTER SKILLS BOOK KEEPING / QUICK BOOKS AND EXCELL. CONTACT (516) 410-7560. RW

HELP OFFERED/ WESTCHESTER Orthodox rabbi with 30+ years of Judaic teaching experience (and great references} seeks job as tutor . Will drive to your home. In addition looking for a job as a companion to the elderly in Westchester. Call (914) 667-3867 fa

Companion Care: Do You Need Help Caring For Loved One @ Home ? Will Provide Peace of Mind, Reliable and Dependable. Contact Karlene (631) 559-6639. RW 8010

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

8010

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

8010

8010

8010 CNA Home Health Aide Evening hours. Good references 347-608-4829 MK

FLORIDA 8010 ILANA’S CARE INC. 786-236-8605 305-956-9951 305-956-9805 ilanascare@live. com Certified Aides, Companions & Sitters, BondedLicensed-Screening Our services include: CompanionshipErrands-AppointmentsLaundry-HousekeepingCooking-Ostomy. We are not just compassionate, we are affordable too. MK 8010 SEEKING POSITION NANNY – BABYSITTER ( NEW BORN OK) OR HOUSEWORKCLEANING / COOKING. F/T OR P/T DAY OR NIGHT LIVE OUT ONLY. 20 + YEARS EXPERIENCE. DEPENDABLE & COMPASSIONATE. EXCELLENT REFS. CONTACT (718) 542-7198 OR (347) 628-2469. RW

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

8010

8010 MOVING SERVICES MANHATTAN EXPRESS DELIVERY MOVING & DELIVERY SERVICING NY/ NJ/ CT $10. OFF FURNITURE DELIVERY / $100. OFF MOVING JOBS OVER $800. CONTACT (646) 509-8181 PERCENTAGE OF PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHARITY. RW

Registered Nurse Available anytime, flexible schedule, 31 yrs experience. Good References. 631-766-5860 631-6088327 MK 8010

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


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JOBS WANTED & SERVICES OFFERED 8010 I seek a NANNY/ HOUSEKEEPER position, 2 or 3 days per week. References available. Call

347-792-3405 MK

Help Wanted 8015 8015 Help Wanted Experienced woman seeks a live-in or liveout job to take care of elderly or childcare with light house-keeping. References available. Contact Doreen at 347 571-4802 or 347 809-4407 fa

DENTAL TECH FT/ PT Immed opening, Gold dept, wax & finish, Implants a +. CALL 516-770-5903 WEB ID 16960811 MK 8015

DSS Now Hiring Customer service associates and driver position available. No experience necessary. Full training and weekly pay provided. Please call 917-586-2775 to schedule an interview. MK 8015

Monroe Location: DIRECTOR. REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (FULL TIME) Ezras Cholim Health Center. Monroe. NY seeks experienced Director. Rehab Services for a new full time position requiring dept. management & direct patient care. Send resume to: careers@echckj.org or 1-845-774-1682 8015 ATTENTION!! YAD L’ACHIM seeks Experienced **Telemarketers** **Fundraisers** Good pay. Call/Text: Rabbi Hertzel 718-801-1996, bet 6-9 PM, Email: info@yadlachim.org Fax: 718-633-0235 MK

8015 MONSEY – EXPERIENCED KODESH TEACHER FOR UPPER ELEM. GAR. GIRLS. SEND RES. TO HYPERLINK “mailto:hr@ chedermonsey.org”hr@ chedermonsey.org or fax 845-290-9896 NB

8015 SECRETARY – BROOKLYN – REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OFFICE SEEKS A FULL TIME SECRETARY. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – WILL TRAIN. GOOD CUSTOMER RELATIONS SKILLS A MUST. A YOUNG ORGANIZED AND BUBBLY GIRL. FAX RESUME: 718-977-5036 NB

BABYSITTER LOOKING FOR BABYSITTERS IN BKLYN AREAS TO BABYSIT IN PEOPLES HOMES. FT/PT 718-612-6173 OR 347-268-3400 NB

8015

8015 BOY’S SCHOOL SECRETARY ORGANIZED COMPUTER LITERATE & PHONE SKILLS. SEND RES. TO HR@ CHEDERMONSEY.ORG OR FAX TO 845-290-9616 NB

8015 RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE Loan Processor Wanted Approved Funding is looking For F/T Res.MTG PROCESSOR for its River Edge. NJ office (ON RT. 4) Min. Exp required carrer@ approvedfunding.com NB

ACTORS WANTED – ENTERTAINMENT VENUES and Theaters – Looking for actors to act in a Frum Jewish Themed comedy DVD. Age 18-20. mmgauditions@gmail. com 845-354-0499 NB 8015

TINKER TOTS LLC is looking for qualified teachers & assistants: tinkertots@hotmail. com NB 8015

Wanted Salon Hairstylist, threading and waxing. Ave S, Brooklyn location. Please call 917-344-0555 MK 8015

MONSEY – FULL TIME OFFICE POSITION AVAILABLE – WHOLESALE TRADE/IMPORTEXPORT – OFFICE IN MONSEY HAS A F/T A/R POSITION AVAIL. DETAIL ORIENTED MULTI-TASKING AND GOOD PHONE SKILLS REQUIRED . PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO: employment5234@ gmail.com OR FAX: 845-371-1658 NB 8015

ACTORS WANTED – ENTERTAINMENT VENUES and Theaters – Looing for actors to act in a Frum Jewish Themed comedy DVD. Age 18-20. mmgauditions@gmail. com 845-354-0499 NB 8015

ASSISTANT TEACHER for Pre-K and kindergarten classes. Full day and half day positions available. Require classroom experience. Call: 305-947-4007 NB

8015

Award Locksmiths 24 Hour Emergency Service 115 E. 96th Street, NYC 10128

212-860-2400 212-369-7405

INFANT CAREGIVER FOR DAYCARE ASSISTANT for infant classroom needed. Experience with infants and toddlers. Contact: viviana.resnick@gmail. com NB 8015

GENERAL ED TEACHER POSITIONS AVAIL. For upcoming school year. Send resume & ref. to HR@chedermonsey.org or fax to 845-290-9616 NB

8015

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

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

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

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

8015 EXPERIENCED TELEMARKETERS/SALES REPRESENTATIVES NECEESARY FOR BUSY AND PROGRESIVE NEWSPAPER . SALARY PLUS COMMISSION CALL 917-913-0000

LEGAL NOTICE EXPERT NECESSARY FOR FAST PACED PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER. WILLING TO TRAIN. MUST BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY CALL 917-913-0000

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

Jewish Voice is hiring! Multiple Positions available. Email or fax resume info@ jewishvoiceny.com Fax: 347-922-7366 Telemarketers, salespeople, Legal Notice Experts

Cleaning Services 8045 TWO WOMAN AND A BROOM C&I CLEANING SERVICES HAVE GREAT SPRING DEALS. WE CLEAN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, ORGANIZE AND MUCH MORE. $10 PER HOUR. PRICES CANNOT BE BEAT. (609) 424-9362 Classified by Luach. com (SZ) 8045

9030

Autos 9030 9030 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY MINI-VAN. EXCELLENT CONDITION – SEATS 7 – PERFECT FAMILY CAR !!! ONE OWNER – ALL MAINTENANCE RECORDS AVAILABLE – 87,000 MILES CLEAN CARFAX, NO ACCIDENTS. TRANSFERRABLE EXTENDED WARRANTY MANY EXTRAS – MUST SEE!! PLEASE CALL MARGARET QUINN AT (732) 674-0037 OR AT MAQUINN2@ GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. RW

POWER BOAT FOR

9030

CAR FOR SALE

SUNDANCER 310DA

CADILLAC 1947 SERIES

LESS THAN 600 HOURS,

62, 4 Door, Recent

CLEAN, MANY EXTRAS.

Complete Restoration.

TWIN MERCURY 5.7

Excellent Throughout,

WITH BRAVO 3 DRIVES.

#2 + Driver, $50,000/

$45,000. OR BEST

OBO. Contact (860)388-

OFFER. CONTACT JIM

1082 CT or Email:

(862) 596-4946 or

hackett47@yahoo.

(201) 538-0895 / EMAIL:

com. RW

BOSSMAN8392002@ GMAIL.COM RW

Exterminators 8075

ESTATE SALES! Mercedes Benz S550 2011

-BROOKLYN’S BEST

8075

BED BUGS, RATS.

AWD

MONTHLY PEST

SALE! Fully loaded. 8k ml’s : 1994 Jeep Wrangler, no top. Stick shift, great condition. Great for the summer! $4500 Please call: 917-589-2259 9030

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC

SALE 1999 SEA RAY

med gray ext, light

CONTROL. RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL,

gray Int. $ 85,000/bo or Assume lease. Call: 732-233-4529 NB

AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE. Frank 718-415-6920

ONC HOME REPAIR

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements Painting and remodeling Free estimates (718)219-5116 onchomerepair@gmail.com

Home Improvement 8081 8081 A & G TREE & LANDSCAPING Tree removal, pruning, shaping, sukka clearance, stump grinding, spraying, foundation removal, land clearance, fire wood chips planting, etc. 718-702-5221 MK

DENNIS ROCKEFELLER General Contracting All phases, remodeling, new construction. 25 yrs exp. Faithfully serving Ocean/Monmouth Counties. 908-770-3523 rockefellercontracting. com Lic#13VH03130200 dennis@ rockefellercontracting. com MK

Sell your goods at a prime business location!

8081

8081 SIENNA LANDSCAPING 732-620-1432 Your Complete Lawncare Provider MK

ESTATE CARETAKER – FORTY (40) YEARS OF HORTICULTURAL & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT EXP. FAMILIAR WITH ALL TYPES OF EQUIPMENT. 20 YEARS WITH LAST POSITION. SERVING THE TRI STATE AREA. CONTACT (585) 474-1110 RW

Concession stand in a widelyy known kidswear apparel store for rent! Perfect for selling accessories and small goods!

8081

Contact (718) 627-7000 for more information

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SERVICES & MISCELLANEOUS Electricians 8085 8080 ELECTRIC-Svc upgrade, Recessed lighting, Landscape lighting, Rewiring of older homes, Attic, ceiling & bath fans. Free Estimates Lic # 15035 732-410-4655 MK

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

Selling 9040 HIL-ROM CLINITRON AT HOME BED FOR SALE. HELPS PREVENT BED SORES BY KEEPING THE PRESSURE OFF THE BODY. RESALE VALUE $40,000. – BEST OFFER ACCEPTED. CONTACT (917) 3389626 EMAIL: NSJPMS@AOL. COM. RW 9040

9040 PLOTS FOR SALE 4 double crypts that are eye level at Cedar Park NJ cemetery (at the indoor mausoleum) Abraham & Sarah Sanctuary. Best Offer. Call (914) 325-1495 Fa

FOR SALE BLACK RHINOCEROS SUPERB SHOULDER MOUNT TAKEN IN 1963. BEFORE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. ASKING PRICE $80,000. + OTHER MOUNTED TROPHIES. CONTACT (206) 919-7699 RW 9040

COATS – LEATHER SHEERLING Size 44 large. FOLDING BIKE Elect or pedal, never used. $600. 516-678-1053 MK 9040

PIANO FOR SALE STEINWAY GRAND MODEL A - EBONY FINISH. EXCELLENT CONDITION. REFURBISHED BY STEINWAY SIX (6) YEARS AGO. MUST SACRIFICE. BEST OFFER OVER $20,000. CONTACT (631) 2264496 OR (631) 205-1840. 9040

RW

SPECTACULAR HENREDON Dining Set. High Gloss Cherry. 3 pc. Curio, Long oval table w/6 sculptured chairs and 6’ server. $7,500 OBO 908-601-4910 MK

FREE GOLD COIN!!

Great opportunity to share the wealth! Estate sale of 1 oz. American Eagle Gold & Silver coins $100 below spot for Gold $5 below spot for Silver Limited time offer so lock in your order NOW! Call Tom 208-965-1151 or Al 503-332-3406 MONTEFIORE 8 adjoining plots. Asking $2500 each OBO. Call 856-240-1311 MK

9040 WALT DISNEY CLASSIC FIGURINE COLLECTION. 90 + PCS. WITH CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENCITY. MANY DISCONTINUED AND LIMITED ADDITION PIECES. MUST SELL DUE TO MEDICAL BILLS. CONTACT (631) 375-9376. RW

ROLAND KR-977 DIGITAL GRAND KEYBOARD WITH MATCHING PIANO SEAT. 9040

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

9050

Moving Services 8060 ADIR MOVING Moving Fast & Safe Local & Long Distance Premium Service at Affordable Prices Call today for free estimate. www.adirmoving.com info@adirmoving.com 888-887-3928 347-948-2217 MK

8060

Adopt/ 9050 Lots of Love and blessings to share! Let us be the answer to your prayers for your baby. Let’s talk. Wendy and Tim 1 800 409-5224. Wendy and Tim77@ yahoo.com fa 9050 Looking for a Shidduch “Lovely, Caring. Athletic lady wants man 49 and older. Bright, warm, sensitive, honest, compassionate, independent Please call 917 652-2891 fa

LOST YOUR JOB? Looking for a New Career?

9040

VENDING BOOTH SPACE @ BABY GRANTIQUES COME TO THE MOST AFFORDABLE FLEA MARKET / THRIFT SHOP IN CHELSEA. ANYTHING YOU MAY BE LOOKING FOR WILL BE FOUND HERE AT 22 WEST 25TH STREET. ALSO AFFORDABLE 10’ X 10’ SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN STORE. INQUIRE INSIDE. ASK FOR SEAN (917) 686-7949. RW 9040

9040 BREVILLE Dual Juicer Model BJE820XL never used. Best Offer evenings 646-342-5437 MK

9040 SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTION BY ROYAL DOULTON SET # 350 THIRTEEN (13) SOLDIERS ON ROSEWOOD PLINTHS. CONTACT (302) 654-2038 RW

9040 Reputable Retail Dealer WANTED: Musical Instruments, Oriental Rugs, Tapestries, Bronze Sculptures, Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Objects, Antique Chandeliers,/Lighting, Old Custom Jewelry & Silver. 215-546-8448 MK

9040 COLD STORAGE on Premises FREE Pick Up & Delivery END of Season SALE Top Quality Furs Dimitrios Furs NYC 150 W 30th St, NY 212-695-8469 MK

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

Other 9050 MINT CONDITION. ORIGINAL COST OVER $10K. BUILT IN MULTI-TRACK RECORDER, RHYTHM MAKER, MIDI, FULL ORCHESTRATION ETC. TRUE PIANO KEYBOARD TOUCH. MICROPHONE HARMONIZER INPUT. INSTANT TRANSPOSING OF KEYS. FULL TOUCH DISPLAY. ORIGINAL OWNER. THIS ELECTRONIC BABY GRAND PIANO NEVER NEEDS TUNING. $5,500. OR BEST OFFER OVER $5K. CONTACT LEE (516)729-5636 LMS2005NYC@YAHOO. COM

Pets 9035 GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPPIES FOR SALE CHAMPIONSHIP LINES BOJANGLES LINEAGE. ALL CLEARANCE. CONTACT (732) 625-0320 NOXSUNSKEN@AOL. COM VIEW: WWW.NOXONSUNSHINEGOLDENS. COM RW

Buying 9045 9045 HUNGARIAN ART WANTED ! EUROPEAN COLLECTOR BUYS WORKS OF ART: CZ’OBEL, FARKAS , RIPPL-R’ONAI, TIHANYI, SZOBOTKA, BER’ENY, CS’AKY, FERENCZY, K’AD’AR, KEPES ….ETC. EMAIL: lenci7@me.com RW

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

9050

Seeking Apartment in Brooklyn Retired Single Gentleman Please call: 845-452-2931 or 845-464-9463 MK

9050

Speaking in Public ? Learn how to accomplish your goal when you speak in public. Individual or group coaching sessions. Learn what makes effective public speaking. Perfect for lawyers, administrators, teachers and all. Get noticed when you speak. 30 years professional experience Alexa Kelly 212-695-1596 alexa@pulseensembletheatre.org 9050

INSURANCE BROKER UNITED BROKERAGE – FREE QUOTE!... LIFE/HEALTH/ COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL/BONDS/ HOMEOWNERS/ WORKERS COMP 1-800-353-3755 WWW.GETAQUOTELIVE.COM FREE NOTARY SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS! NB 9028 OR 9050 HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT! (888) 266-2921 ie-usa.com FRIENDSHIPS FOR A LIFETIME! SEEKING PLACES IN NYC, NEW JERSEY & FLORIDA: ESCAMBIA COUNTY, PENSACOLA COUNTY, PANAMA CITY AREA, TAMPA, BOCA RATON & ST. PETERSBURG RW

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

NOTICES IN SEARCH OF: WANTED CHILD ADVOCATE ESQUIRE HELP ME PRESERVE AMERICAN LIBERTY RIGHTS FOR MY DAUGHTER! LITIGATING FOR DAMAGES UPTO TO $300-$400 MILLION. INTERESTED THE ESQUIRE CALL FOR JEWISH DETAILS. VOICE HAS JOB @ MR.WEAVER OPPORTUNITIES (716) 433-6220 RW 9050

LOST YOUR JOB? Looking for a New Career?

9050/ BKLYN Would you like to be able to express yourself thoroughly thru your new-found writing talents? Sign up here. Males Only. Online lessons avail. Price: $50 per hour. PayPal Phone: 718 483-0198 www.opinion-trax.com Brooklyn. N.Y. fa

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9040 US Open TICKETS FOR SALE All Sessions Available. We BUY and SELL Concert Ticket Agency (212) 586-TIXX MK

Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, a secular, dual-language public school in Brooklyn seeks:

Full time, Hebrew language teachers (must be fluent in Hebrew), NYC public school certified preferred, for September 2012 Positions in Grades K – 4 offer: * An exciting, progressive approach to teaching Hebrew as a second language * Opportunities to collaborate and nurture a common vision with co-teachers and staff * Competitive salary and benefits package Looking to hire candidates with strong classroom management skills Experience using Data to inform instruction a plus

For further information, please visit http://www.hlacharterschool.org/ Qualified individuals please forward your resume and cover letter to: Laura Joan Silver Head of School Hebrew Language Academy 3300 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11234 lsilver@hlacharterschool.org

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NEW JERSEY & PHILADELPHIA, PA Apartment For Sale 9055

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

CONDO For SALE/ RENT Monmouth Beach oceanfront, breath taking, Perfect condition. 2 Bd, 2 Ba, Kit, Large LR with dining area, Huge deck, Indoor/Outdoor pool, 24 hr security. Easy commute to NYC by bus or ferry. $2500 month rent/sale Best Offer. 201-315-4638 MK 9055

9055 CLIFFSIDE PARK –WINSTON TOWERS – LOVELY 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATH COMPLETELY RENOVATED. BEAUTIFULL MANTAINED E.I.K. COMPLETELY RENOVATED. LOW FLOORS. PRICED TO SELL $ 420K. Call Gertrude Arkus: Cell: 201-320-7545 Office: 201-567-7788 Office - Coldwell Banker gertrude.arkus@ cbmoves.com NB

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

9055 NJ Co-op for sale. Bayonne NJ, 1300 sq ft, Top flr, elevator bldg, 2 br, 1 bth, lr, dr, mod kit & outdoor balcony. Asking $169k Bayonne, NJ Cozy 1 Fam, 3 0r 4 BR gar. Parkng, yrd, Fin. bsmt. Nr Bayonne bridge. $339K Exit on the Hudson RE: 201437-0411 Cally Nancy: 201-988-7802 MK

Property For Rent 9065

COMM. PROPERTY FOR RENT/NJ CRANFORD-Medical/ health service offices available in Cranford Medical Building. All services, parking. Reasonable . 908 789-8961 or 908 377-7780 fa 9065

BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY HOME BEAUTIFUL 4 BR 2.1 BA CUSTOM COLONIAL, $489,838. BLUE RIBBON ELEMENTRY SCHOOL, NEAR NYC TRANS. HIEND FINISH, NU A/C, HEAT . CONTACT(973) 2231184 SEE WEBID NS1203211571 OF THE NY TIMES. RW 9065

9075

HOUSE FOR RENT,

NEW JERSEY MORRIS COUNTY A UNIQUE DREAM ESTATE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE, PROFESSIONAL, ENTREPRENEUR, OR ENTERTAINER. ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM. CONTACT (516) 4241782

Property For Sale 9065

Luxury Penthouse in the Heart of Morristown! 2 Bedroom / 3 Bath / Den / Bonus Room / Roof Terrace Soaring 9’6” ceilings, magnificent kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, glass-tile backsplash, stainless steel Viking appliances, U-line built-in wine cooler, master bath with Kohler soaking tub and fixtures and polished marble floors/countertops. Concierge service, fitness center and more! Close to Morristown Train Station. Weichert Realtors (888) 351-9746 LOCATION!... LOCATION!...JERSEY SHORE MANSIONCHARMING 1928 Dutch Colonial - 1 Acre corner lot, 4Brs, 3 ½ baths, LRG fam. Rm.,LRG L/R, Sun Room, Office Space 20 X 40. Inground heated Pool/ Cabana, 2 car garage. Near Jewish Institutions! 15 minutes to Beach & major Roads. For sale by owner – Principals Only! Contact: russrails@aol.com NB HOUSE FOR SALE/NJ West Long Branch NJ lovely 3000 sf home w/ large private yard, heated In-ground 22x40” pool. Great neighborhood 5 bdrms, 3.5 baths. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 1-4 PM. CALL Joan at (908) 930-0004 or email jlabanca@glorianilson. com for info Fa 9065

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

ELKINS PARK HOUSE

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

BRIAR HOUSE

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

215-840-8999 WEICHERT REALTORS JENKINTOWN

You’re s– u g n i d a e r and so are they.

215-885-8100

HELP WANTED 9015

VENTNOR Oceanfront direct ocean views 2 BR, 2 BA 1200 sq. ft., GORGEOUS! Asking $359,000 Call Owner 609-314-6133 MK

9050

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

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

Apartment For Rent 9060 Apartment for rent, NJ, 2nd floor in private house. 2 BR, Lrg LR, lrg kitchen. Includes heat & hot water, lrg closets. $1,150 201-659-5574

Office/Commercial/ Business For Rent 9070 Monmouth County: Lovely 2 room suite with private bathroom and walk in storage room. Bright 2nd floor unit with skylights, new carpet in professional building. Plenty of parking. Barbara D’Onofrio (732) 670-5882 no

PASSAIC NJ – CHIEF ECOMMERCE -.NET DEVELOPER/ENGINEER/ SEE FULL DESCRIPTION ON LUACH.COM – CALL JONAHTAN 973-482-3700 NB 9015

130-144 FAIRFIELD ROAD,NJ PRIME LOCATION ONE BLOCK TO ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS 25 MIN TO NYC 1000SQFT FURNISHED RENT 1,700.00 PER MONTH 1300 SQFT UNFURNISHED AT 1900.00 PER MONTH INCLUDE ALL UTILITIES NO FEE CALL 973-263-3221, CELL : 201-400-8904 EMAIL: DAVESINTL8@AOL. COM

9015 CUSTOMER SERVICE WHOLESALE TRADE/IMPORTEXPORT – ORDER ENTRY/CUSTOMER SERVICE. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS IS ALSO AVAILABLE (FEMALE PREFERRED.

Call: 908-486-5302 NB

Office/Commercial/ Business For Sale 9070 WEST NY/NJ Business & Property for Sale. Est. Body Shop: Auto Sales. Same Owner since 1974. Prime Corner Location On a Main Blvd. Great Reputation. Turn Key Operation. Asking Price $2.6 Million. Owner Financing Avail. Call 201-496-0636 MK

Miscellaneous BERGEN COUNTY NJ - HISTORIC GARDEN VISTA BALLROM & EVENT HALL – 1920’s Ballroom for Simchas and Events. Best Bargain in NJ. gardenvistanj.com NB

9075

9070 CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS FOR SALE ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED. CENTRAL JERSEY. OWNER RETIRING. CONTACT (732) 471-0140. RW

Monroe Township: Modern fully furnished office. Private entrance ground floor. Includes Heat, Air Conditioning, Cleaning and Maintenance, Wi-Fi and Parking. Conference room available for meetings. Space is move in ready with office furniture and private partitions. Denise Hecht (609) 860-1200 ext. 122 no LIVINGSTON Summer Special - Office Suites from 380 sf-2000 sf. Available for Rent in full service professional office building on Rt. 10. Call Owner, 908-647-4300 x 204 NO

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LANDSCAPING SERVICE ABCOMS 18 Yds fi ll $200 18Yds Screened Topsoil. $300 Grading Avail. Drainage corrections, retaining walls. Concrete, brick pavers, patios, sidewalks & driveways. 732-948-7843 MK

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ISRAEL Vacation Rental 9070 VACATION APT. CENTER JERUSALEM NEAR ALL! 1BRM) + LARGE LIVING ROOM. SLEEPS UP TO 5 PEOPLE - 1ST FLOOR/ ELEVATOR STREET VIEW! WITH BALCONY... A/C - FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDES ALL AMENITIES & MAID SERVICE. KOSHER KITCHEN - (NON KOSHER KITCHEN OPTION AVAILABLE).AVAILABLE NOW FROM SEP 1ST ALSO: MONTHLY/ WEEKLY/ DAILY & ALL YEAR AROUND. CONTACT: segalinjerusalem@ gmail.com 972-52-831-9899 SEGAL IN JERUSALEM NB

7065

LEV YERUSHALAIM. IBrm. Suite, sleeps 4. Maid Service. Air Conditioner, phone. Available August 16-27. Price break 305-534-5189 NB 7065

VACATION RENTAL ISRAEL- SUKKOT RENTAL AVAILABLE in all areas! Rehavia/ Sharei Chesed/ Geula Beautiful fully equipped apartments! Glatt Kosher Kitchen & amenities. All year around rental! Houses/ Apartments for Sale. S Realty & Mgmt. Contact: shevishnapp@gmail. com 972-54-789-1099/ 050-414-6979 NB 7066

Available For Rent 7065

ISRAEL – RENTAL LEV YERUSHALAYIM Hotel – 3Brs, 2Bths, , Front Balcony! Fully equipped kosher kitchen and all amenities!... Sleeps 2 up to 8 people. Daily maid service. All year around availability! Reservations: 972-3-673-7330 Ext. 5 ezra@arouzi.co.il NB 7065

JERUSALEM CENTRAL. New 4 BR luxury apt in 18 unit building. Fully equiped, A/C. Shomer Shabbos and Kosher only. Shomer Shabbos Building. Available for Succot and all year around. Short term rental. Call: 416-782-6791 NB

7065

ISRAEL – RENTAL LEV YERUSHALAYIM Hotel – 3Brs, 2Bths, , Front Balcony! Fully equipped kosher kitchen and all amenities!... Sleeps 2 up to 8 people. Daily maid service. All year around availability! Reservations: 972-3-673-7330 Ext. 5 ezra@arouzi.co.il NB 7065

JERUSALEM CENTRAL. New 4 BR luxury apt in 18 unit building. Fully equiped, A/C. Shomer Shabbos and Kosher only. Shomer Shabbos Building. Available for Succot and all year around. Short term rental. Call: 416-782-6791 NB

7065

LEV YERUSHALAYIM: Renovated 1BR furnished apartment, Sleeps 4. All amenities!!! Available August/27October/22, PARTIAL OR ALL dates. Call: 937-304-4026 NB 7056

LEV YERUSHALAYIM: Renovated 1BR furnished apartment, Sleeps 4. All amenities!!! Available August/27October/22 - PARTIAL OR ALL/full dates. Call: 937-304-4026 NB 7056

7065 H’DALE – PARKER PLAZA OCEANFRONT BLDG. 1 + 1 + ½ Furn/ Unf Ocean Vu, $1350, 2//2 $1625, AC, Hot wtr, Cable Included. Realty Exchange, Inc. (954) 456-6622 (305) 944-4535 MK

Property for sale 9055 JERUSALEM – HAR NOF WONT LAST!...4 ROOMS, SPACIOUS, 3 WAY CROSS VENTILATION, SEMIATTACHED – OPTIONSTO EXPAND!.. SUKKAH– 2 BALCONIES -EXCELLENT LOCATION!...ASKING 1,900.000. NIS O.B.O. Contact: 011.972-52.760.0243 – 011.972.2.993.1582 or email to: remanuel@bezeqint. net NB 9055

Apt for Rent 7065/ Israel Jerusalem. Lux 3 BRs, 2.3 bath, A/C, terr, indoor park, 24 hr sec. BRAND NEW, keter Dovid Project, Washington St. across from King David. Jaque.nu.tree@ gmail.com. (201) 3103008 fa / APT FOR SALE/RENT ISRAEL NATANYA, ISRAEL Summer rental 3 room, 2 bathrooms, furnished, 7th floor facing Mediterranean. Additional amenities include: swimming pool, tennis court, basic fitness center, lawn and picnic area. Wifi and underground parking space available. Nearby stores and restaurants are within a 2 block radius. For more info call Jon at: 917 217-6860 or E-mail: JonRigai@ gmail.com fa 7065

ISRAEL – APARTMENT FOR SALE MAALOT DAFNA – JERUSALEM

ISRAEL – TIBERIAS TIME-SHARE OPPORTUNITY!... SPECIAL SALE, ISRAEL TIBERIAS AT “CLUB HOTEL” ON LAKE TIBERIAS…WEEKS # 52 & # 1 = TOTAL 2 WEEKS. CONTACT: Zorik 516-791-1118 NB

For Sale

7065

Apartment On main floor. 3Brs 2Bths. Inside Balcony!...Black Hat neighborhood. Outside space available to build a deck or (sukkah) Asking $ 450K By Owner. Contact: Daniella Offen 972-3-570-5497 offen@ netvision.net.il NB Israel RANANA – LOCATION!... LOCATION!...

7065

Florida REUPHOLSTERY SOFA, CHAIRS CUSTOM HEADBOARDS PILLOWS REPAIRS KITCHEN CHAIRS DINING ROOM CHAIRS WINDOW TREATMENTS NEW FOAM CUSHIONS FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL 3 COUNTIES MIAM DADE, BROWARD, PALM BEACH 43 Years Experience(954) 381-8555 Cell: (954) 815-9178 FA

For Rent 9085 Apt for Rent/Sale Florida Boca Century Village. Upper 1 Bdrm. 1.5bth. Pricing and availability negotiable. Call 516 374-1687 fa

9050

7065 FLORIDA RENTAL –Aug 23 Sep 9. Kosher kitchen. SPA. GYM. SAUNA. STEAM ROOMS. MINI MARKET. BEACH SERVICE. CALL: 305.999.5839 $ 189/PER NIGHT NB

Apt for Rent/Florida Luxury 2 bdrm, 1 and a half baths large porch facing ocean, EIK kosher, shul next door, very clean, heated swimming pool. (718) 501-2864 Fa 9085

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

Real Estate For Sale 9080 PROPERTY FOR SALE FLORIDA LATE CITY 20 PLUS ACRES 3/2 HOUSE AND A 2/2 DOUBLEWIDE, BARN, FENCED & EXTRAS. CONTACT (386) 758-9669 EVENINGS. RW 9080

For Rent 7065 ALEXANDER HOTEL, MIAMI BEAUTIFUL 2BDR/2BTR CONDO SUITE BY OWNER. WONDERFULL VIEW OF OCEAN AND BAY: PLEASE CALL SHELLY AT 516-972-7350 NB

9055

Exclusive Cottage Duplex + rental income with private entrance Built on 2580 ft (240 sq. m.) 6 rooms - 3 ½ Baths, balcony & garden + more…Quiet neighborhood, sunny. Newly Renovated Open view!... Sold by Owner! Contact: 972-54-433-5624 zeevlip@netvision.net. Israel Lev Yerushalayim renovated 1 BR furnished apt sleeps 4 all amenities available 8/22-09/26, Part of all call 937 304-4026 054-689-7803 9000

9000 Talbeih: Exclusive Bartenura St: Very big 210 sqm, 5 rms completely renovated apartment. Private garden, parking etc. $1,950,000. Serious seller. DWELL, JERUSALEM. 02-567-0607 Reuven 050-523-1478. We have many more properties.

9000 Tallbieh: Exclusive Bartenura St. Very big 210 sqm, 5 room completely renovated apt. Private garden, parking etc, $1,950,000. Serious seller, DWELL, Jerusalem. 02-567-6607 Reuven 050-523-1478 We have many more properties!

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

9000

9000 Luxury rentals for short/ long term in Herzelia. The apartments are furnished and newly renovated. They are avail for individuals or families. Call 011-972-54-942-1444 or www.99yafit.com

VACATION PROPERTY FOR SALE, FLORIDA PRIVACY & SERENITY: 23 ACRE VAC. ESTATE, 800’ RIVER FRONTAGE. 4 BDRMS., 4 BATHS, 2 KOSHER KITCHENS. 4200 SF, CUSTOM HOME. 2 FISH PONDS, CITRUS + NUT ORCHARD, LARGE GREEN-HOUSE, 3-STALL GARAGE, 25 MILES TALLAHASSEE. REDUCED TO $1.2 MILLION. CONTACT (907) 4563066 OR EMAIL: BECKYHASSE@AOL. COM RW

9080

7030 SPORTS & RECREATION EVENT ACCOMMODATIONS DAYTONA 500, FEBRUARY 17TH – 24TH , 2013 DAYTONA BEACH, 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 “OCEAN FRONT” PRICE: $5,000. CONTACT (502) 8364333 OR (613) 928-2900 RW

7030 SPORTS & RECREATION EVENT ACCOMMODATIONS DAYTONA 500, 8.59 MILES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FEBRUARY 17TH – 24TH , 2013 “ OCEAN FRONT “ DAYTONA BEACH 2 BDRMS, SLEEPS UP TO 6 PEOPLE WITH 2 FULL BATHROOMS INCLUDES KITCHEN WITH MICROWAVE, CABLE TV, VCR & LAUNDRY. BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE BEACH / OCEAN. RESORT HAS FITNESS & A GAME ROOM/ HOT TUB/ OUTDOOR HEATED POOL/ LOBBY BAR & ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN. + PARKING ON SITE FOR TWO VEHICLES AT NO CHARGE. PETS NOT ALLOWED. PRICE: $5,000. CONTACT (502) 836-4333 OR (613) 928-2900 RW

9090 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL FLORIDA LEASE NOW: FORT LAUDERDALE - SECURE, FREE-STANDING 20,500 SQ FT OFFICE BLDG WITH WALK-IN-VAULTS. IDEAL FOR GOLD OR JEWELRY COMPANY OR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. SEE WWW.MDRI. COM/14001. CALL DENISE GORDON (954) 845-9500 EXT 5445. RW

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FLORIDA BARGAINS Reduced Cape Coral, Fresh Water Lots reduced to $11,900 ea. Palm Bay, FL, .28 acre corner lot $11.9K Georgetown $7.9K Whispering Pines subdivision, close to Daytona Beach 1.29 acres, private club house, amenities, Grab it! Access to fi shing lakes & large rivers. OBO, will pay closing costs 561-866-9782 MK

9080

FOR RENT OR SALE FLORIDA SUNNY ISLES/ BRICKELL KEYS THREE (3) GORGEOUS CONDOS FURNISHED / REMODELED GRANITE MARBLE. 2/2 SLEEPS 5 & 1/1 SLEEPS 4. POOL ETC. TONS OF SHULS IN AREA. CONTACT (786) 3077755 innafedun@hotmail. com RW 9080

INVESTMENT Bank owned Florida Houses FOR SALE - Great Investment! Anthony - 1-(561)-9684433 www.RealtorUSA.org


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FLORIDA - BUNNELL

– CAR LOT LOCATION BUSY CAR LOT LOCATION 4,200 SF BUILDING 4 RENTAL UNITS , 200’ ON US-1 $299,000. CONTACT DOTTIE (386) 437-5020 / EMAIL: DOTTIEDILLS1@ AOL.COM RW 9080

CENTRAL MIAMI

9080 CORAL GABLES $1,290,000. OPEN SUN 1-5 PM. 6225 DOLPHIN DR, CORAL GABLES. 3/3 + MAID, 110 FT WATERFRONT. LRG YACHTS NO BRIDGES TO BAY, GATED/GUARDED COMMUNITY. BIG WATER VIEWS. OWNER FINANCE. MLS# M1486599 STEVE YENZER, P.A. (305) 253-2800/ (305) 3228770 RW

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

9080 COUNTRY CLUB GROVE $383,000. ENTICING RANCH! DISCOVER THE DELIGHTS IN THIS 4 BR/2BA HOME. GARAGE, FENCING. A CAREFREE LIFESTYLE! MLS# A1592396 MARY STRUZENBERG (305) 445-1700. RW

Condo for sale/ FLORIDA Unfurnished apt, 1 bdrm, 1 bth. remodeled kitchen and new ac/ heat . Lovely location and lovely breeze On the River. Call after the noon hour. (321) 269-1205. FA 9080

Vacation Rentals BOCA RATON - Luxury Hi-Rise Condo, Remod, furn, 2BD/2BA, lrg wrap around balcony. Ocean views. $3000/mo, seasonal/$1800/mo off season. 561-445-9040

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

Boca Raton: Mizner Tower, 3BR, 4.5BA. Now $759K. Lux Homes & Condos from $200K’s. RON BACHRAD. Lang Realty 561-706-0505 BOCA RATON - Seasonal Rental GOLF VIEWS!!!

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2BR, 2 bath lake & golf views at Boca Lago CC. Golf, tennis or social avail. Call Home Source Realty 800-290-2622 Bayton Beach(Indian Springs) - 2BR, 2bth, EIK, LR, DR, w/d, dishwasher, cable, pool. Avail December 1 - April 1 (Min 3mos) $2100/ mo Call 516-799-3815

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