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World Shocked as Evidence Points to Syria’s Use of Crematorium to Dispose of Prisoners
The U.S. is accusing Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria of killing thousands of people from 2011 to 2015 and using a crematorium (pictured above) to dispose of their bodies. While Assad allies Russia and Iran may not have had anything to do with the crematorium, they are complicit in the brutal dictator's many other atrocities, according to the U.S.
By: Fern Sidman
he Trump administration on Monday revealed some shocking news concerning the Syrian government carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning their bodies in a crematorium to conceal the grisly evidence. In efforts to provide formidable evidence pointing to Syrian culpability, the State Department released newly declassified photographs showing what it alleges is a building at a large military prison outside the capital Damascus that has been modified to support a crematorium where thousands of bodies have been burnt. Stuart Jones, acting Assistant Secre-
tary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, said US officials believe the crematorium could be used to dispose of bodies at a prison where they believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Government authorized the mass hangings of thousands of inmates during Syria’s six-year-old civil war, according to report on the New Daily Australia web site. During the briefing, he showed aerial images of what he said was a crematorium. “We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Sednaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees’ remains with little evidence,” Mr Jones said. The revelations echoed a February
report by Amnesty International that said an average of 20 to 50 people were hanged each week at the Sednaya military prison, north of Damascus, the New Daily reported indicated.
“We now believe that the Syrian regime has installed a crematorium in the Sednaya prison complex which could dispose of detainees’ remains with little evidence,” Mr Jones said. Between 5,000 and 13,000 people were executed at Sednaya in the four years since a popular uprising
descended into war, it said. Syria has not responded to the latest allegations from the United States, but it has in the past strongly denied any abuse at the jail, saying that all executions followed “due process”. Mr. Jones also said he was not optimistic about a Russia-brokered deal to set up “de-escalation zones” inside Syria. The deal was reached with support from Iran and Turkey during ceasefire talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana earlier this month. Mr Jones attended the talks. “In light of the failures of the past ceasefire agreements, we have reason to be skeptical,” Mr Jones said. Mr Jones said Assad’s government had carried out air strikes, chemical at-
tacks, extrajudicial killings, starvation, and other measures to target civilians and its opponents. He criticized Russia and Iran for maintaining their support for Assad despite those tactics. “These atrocities have been carried out seemingly with the unconditional support from Russia and Iran,” Mr Jones said. “The Assad regime must stop all attacks on civilian and opposition forces. And Russia must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance.” He did not say what measures the United States might take if Russia does not change its stance.
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$400K Antique Sacred Texts Return to Brooklyn Synagogue 1 Month After Their Theft By Hannah Hayes
ust over a month after $400,000 worth of religious texts were stolen, the Seforim were returned on Friday, May 12, to a Brooklyn synagogue. The antique sacred texts were taken on April 2 from the Borough Park synagogue. On Friday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Rabbi Meir Rokeach were there for the return of the 96 Seforim to their home at the Congregation Maase Rokeach on 12th Avenue and 54th Street. Regarding the theft, Hikind said, "I can't describe to you the pain that it caused the Rabbi Rokeach. These books are so precious, and so holy, and so sig-
surveillance video was reviewed by members of the patrol, which assisted in identifying one of the thieves. They also help arrange the return of the books. The Daily News reports, “Word of the theft went out to the Jewish community worldwide and those who deal in rare religious texts, and soon calls were coming in to the synagogue about the books, as well as an extortion attempt from the very people who stole them.” Hikind said, "At one point we received a phone call from New York Rep. Dov Hikind outside the Congregation Maase somebody who said he was Rokeach synagogue in Borough Park. somewhere in the world ... saynificant. They're irreplaceable.” munity safety patrol Borough ing he had information about these and all he needed was Important players in the Park Shmira. book’s recovery was the comAccording to Hikind’s office, $70,000 to convince those that
took the books to get them back. It turns out the person who made that phone call was the person who actually was responsible for taking those books." For several generations, the sacred texts have been passed down from fathers to sons. It took 40 days to get all the books back to New York, because they were scattered across the globe with book dealers in Russia, Canada and Los Angeles. All the texts were finally retrieved and returned in the same condition they were in when they left. According to The Daily News, “Cops arrested Aron Gross, 34, in connection with the theft. The books were presented to the sons of Rabbi Rokeach and
“These books are so precious, and so holy, and so significant. They're irreplaceable.” were to be placed back in the library. There is now a security system in place to prevent another theft.” "This is really a very joyous occasion, and a great way to go into the Sabbath," Hikind said. "There's a lesson in this for everyone. Everyone who can afford to should put up surveillance cameras — and everyone should be eager to share video footage with the police and local security patrols when necessary."
Arson Blamed for Fire that Destroyed Historic Lower East Side Synagogue By: Carmine LoBianco
three-alarm fire broke out on Sunday night at a 19th Century synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. About 33 units, nearly 140 firefighters, responded to the fire. The fire broke out around 7:00 p.m. at the historic Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagadol at 60 Norfolk St., according to NBC New York. Videos uploaded to social media showed heavy flames raging from the top of the building, which appeared to be severely damaged. Firefighters were forced to battle the fire from the outside because of the intensity of the flames. The roof of the synagogue collapsed because of the
flames. There were no reports of injuries, nor was it immediately clear what sparked the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated, and a search of the grounds around the synagogue is being conducted, according to NBC New York. The abandoned building, which was built in 1850, once housed the city’s oldest Jewish Orthodox congregation, reported The New York Times. The building was originally built as a Baptist church and purchased in 1885 by Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. The building was closed in 2007 after another fire destroyed the roof and caused structural damage, according to advocates for the synagogue. AMNY reported that the Lower East Side Jewish Con-
A three-alarm fire broke out on Sunday night at a 19th Century synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. About 33 units, nearly 140 firefighters, responded to the fire at the historic Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagadol at 60 Norfolk St.
lowing into the air that could be seen for miles across the skyline. FDNY inspectors said they believe the fire started from inside the building. They say they’ve been able to search the basement, which was not burned, but that’s as far as they’ve been able to get, according to the CBS report. “No way we can search the first floor, with what collapsed on top of it,” said Manhattan Borough Commander Roger Sakowich. City Councilwoman Margaret Chin says this was the first synagogue in the city to serve Eastern European Jews. The rabbi of the synagogue told CBS he was in the middle of plans to renovate and restore the congregation, but now he says that is in doubt.
servancy fundraised to save the synagogue at the time, but the congregation decided instead that the building should be demolished. It submitted a demolition and hardship application to the Landmark Preservation Commission in 2013, advocates who hoped to save the building from being demolished said. On Monday morning, CBS News reported that investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at the historic synagogue. The light of day brought new images of the damage and debris from Sunday’s fire. CBS reported that along with ATF agents, fire inspectors on ladders were peering into the structure trying to figure out what caused the synagogue to burn, sending smoke bil-
GOP Businessman Considering NY Gubernatorial Race in 2018 By: Anat Ghelber
would run for governor of New York, while he has been seen at Republican party meetings across New York state. If he does choose to run for governor, he’d be opposing current New York Governor Cuomo, who is running for a third term in 2018. Wilson apparently believes that Governor Cuomo is vulnerable on economic issues, and that he could use that to his advantage in a gubernatorial run. He does concede that Democratic Party has superior numbers of enrolled voters in New York State, however, and that running for governor as a Republican here would be a challenge. Harry Wilson has specifically
arry Wilson is a private investor and specialist in company turnarounds. He once ran for New York state comptroller in 2010 and even had a position on the auto-industry-crisis task force established by former President Barack Obama. At a Queens Republican Party annual dinner last Wednesday, where he was a prominent guest, a media alert was put out naming him a “gubernatorial candidate”. This was later amended to call him, “a “possible gubernatorial candidate.” Harry Wilson would only say, “I’m definitely exploring it,” as far as confirming whether or not he
Harry Wilson has specifically cited what he sees as a failure of Governor Cuomo’s attempts at economic-development investing upstate to create jobs and the ongoing corruption scandal that has been created as a result.
nomic development plans. The multibillion-dollar project is apparently bleeding investors who are being turned off by ongoing corruption probes. IBM, for example, while being a major investor in New York State’s efforts in high-tech development projects for over 10 years, has made the decision to, “cease all new investments and additional hiring’’ involving the Governor’s plans until any corruption probes are finished, according to an IBM company source. Another investor scared off by the corruption probe was a “major” Japanese clean-energy company that was planning to invest $1.5 billion in a project located in Binghamton, N.Y.
cited what he sees as a failure of Governor Cuomo’s attempts at economic-development investing upstate to create jobs and the ongoing corruption scandal that has been created as a result. He’s not a fan of raising the minimum wage either, stating that it, “sound(s) good but cost(s) jobs.” Basil Smikle, a New York State Democratic Party Executive Director, has dismissed Harry Wilson as “another millionaire who wants to cut taxes on the rich, stick it to the working class and has no experience at anything he’s talking about.” Governor Cuomo, meanwhile, has been experiencing problems of his own with the aforementioned upstate eco-
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Cuomo, Christie Want Private Operator at Penn to Replace Amtrak By: Anat Ghelber
ew York Governor Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are looking for Amtrak to cede control of the major train station hub Penn Station. Penn Station in New York City contains Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit train lines and its trains. It is the nation’s busiest train station but has been experiencing long travel delays and two train derailments in the last six weeks that have made commuting on those train lines a nightmare for travelers. The two Governors are asking Amtrak to allow them to pick whatever private management company they wish to control Penn Station since Amtrak has, in their words, allowed travel situations
that drastic action must be taken to immediately remedy the situation. The time, energy, and suffering of our commuters in both states require nothing less.” Charles Moorman apparently agrees with the two governors as he has openly stated during a hearing into Penn Stations woes that he believes Amtrak shouldn’t be in control of its daily operations. As he put it, “I’ve instructed my team to have Amtrak set up a new entity which will seek private sector partners to handle concourse operations, maintenance and deliver New York Governor Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are looking for Amtrak to cede control of the major train improvements.” Meanwhile, travelers will station hub Penn Station apparently still have to endure in Penn Station to fall from, ing he hand the reigns over to hardships going through Penn “bad to worse to intolerable.” someone else as soon as pos- Station while its fate is being A letter was sent from the sible. The letter stated, “Every decided. Amtrak CEO Charles two governors to Amtrak’s commuter in the New York/ Moorman has stated that more CEO Charles Moorman insist- New Jersey area agrees with us track shutdowns and difficult
commutes will be coming as repairs to tracks and Penn Station will be extending into next year. He stated at a hearing before the New York State Assembly, “We might have another outage next year. We just don’t know yet. Our plan is to get as much work as we can get done this year.” A New York Assemblyman named Jeffrey Dinowitz wasn’t having it, however. He not only criticized Amtrak for planning repairs on regular workdays (when ridership on Amtrak is heaviest) he also wished to know why Amtrak is in charge of Penn Station to begin with. He stated, “It seems like a strange way to do things – that the landlord is the smallest user. Why do we need Amtrak if it’s the Long Island Railroad that uses the majority of the infrastructure in the first place?”
Board of Elections Annuls 78K Votes of NYers in 2016 Presidential Race By: Anat Ghelber
n the 2017 Presidential Election in New York State, more than 168,000 people cast their votes for President of the United States on paper ballots, as those are still currently being used. However, those particular voters were not listed on the voter rolls….and more than 78,000 of them were discounted by the City of New York Board of Elections. However, despite there being a law requiring that these voters be notified in time during the election to dispute the Boards actions, it’s recently come to light that none of the voters whose votes were disqualified received any notification in time at all One such voter was Lauren Wolfe from Brooklyn Heights. She voted at Joralemon Street on Election Day, as that was where her poll site address was
cast a vote on a paper affidavit ballot. She stated, "I said [to the poll workers], ‘Well, I don’t want to do that unless you can promise me my vote is going to count.’ And the woman said to me, ‘I promise it will, 100 percent.’ ” But, four months after the election, Lauren Wolfe received a letter from the New York Board of Elections stating that her affidavit ballot vote was discounted because she cast it at the incorrect poll site. Understandably upset, she contacted Common Cause, who work to combat government corruption, for aid. "For the first New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, (pictured time, I understood what it could above) along with Common Cause and the Justice mean to be disenfranchised — Department, are engaged with levying a lawsuit against the whether this was unintentional New York City Board of Elections for how they mismanaged the or not, it still made me feel very voter rolls in federal court. distant from the democratic prolisted online. However, at the Jo- ended up having her name on the cess,” she’s stated. New York law states that the ralemon Street poll site, workers voter rolls and, after making the there directed her to a voting site trip back between the two voting Board of Elections are definitely a few blocks away. Neither site sites several times, she eventually supposed to alert voters within
the state by first class mail “immediately” if they intend to discount someone’s vote. That voter then has 20 days to question the Election Board’s decision in court. Not one voter in New York was notified in time to appeal the Board’s decisions in the 2017 Presidential Election. According to the head of Common Cause, Susan Lerner, "What we see here in New York City is that the voters are denied any chance of defending their own ballot. They have no recourse. They've simply been disenfranchised. And that is scandalous and completely unacceptable.” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with Common Cause and the Justice Department, are engaged with levying a lawsuit against the New York City Board of Elections for how they mismanaged the voter rolls in federal court.
3 NY Senators Collect Thousands in Stipends; False Payroll Info Revealed By: Gene Wilkinson
ew York State Senate’s staff members have frequently sent false payroll information to the state comptroller’s office, which allowed three state senators to collect thousands in stipends, according to the New York Times. The three senators—Diane J. Savino of Staten Island, Jose R. Peralta of Queens, and David J Valesky of Syracuse—were listed in emails sent over three years as committee leaders, even though Republicans held these seats, reports the Times. These emails were obtained through a freedom of information law request filed on Thursday, says the Times. Although the three senators are Democrats, they are all also members of the Independent Democratic Conference—
“We maintain that everything was done is what is allowed under the law,”
Diane J. Savino of Staten Island
Jose R. Peralta of Queens
David J Valesky of Syracuse
which consists of eight Democrats— which has partnered with Republicans to control that chamber for the last six years, according to the Times. Because of this arrangement, the conference has gotten perks such as larger staffs and stipends for committee chairmanships, all which are orthodox under the state Legislative Law 5-a. However the law does not mention stipends going toward Senate committee vice chairmen
and vice chairwomen, like the three senators in question, reports the Times. According to the Times, there were at least three instances of Senate payroll officials sending certified lists which identify the three senators as leaders of their respective committees. Mr. Valesky in 2015 and 2016, requested and received two payments totaling $7,500, after two documents identified him as chairman of the Health Com-
mittee, even though he was and remains the committee’s vice chairman, says the Times. Mr. Savino—who was made vice chairwoman of the Codes Committee this year— and Mr. Peraltra—who was made vice chairman of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee in March—both received a total of $30,500 this year for positions they did not hold, states the Times. According to New York State
law, knowingly presenting false documents to any public official or agency is strictly prohibited and can be considered a felony if there is intent to defraud; otherwise it is a misdemeanor, according to the Times. “We maintain that everything was done is what is allowed under the law,” said Scott Reif, a spokesman for the Republican majority, who said the records were submitted by Senate payroll, says the Times. The partnership between of the Independent Democratic Conference and the Republicans has been a source of disappointment in mainline Democrats for some time, reports the Times. “The more we learn about this,” said Mike Murphy, a spokesman for the Senate Democratic Conference, whose party is eager to know more. “The more disturbing it gets.” The state comptroller’s office declined to comment and emails sent to the payroll official, David Natoli—who sent the information to the comptroller’s office—were not returned, reports the Times.
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Grammy Awards to Return to NYC After 15 Years of LA Stint
Concert Brokers Pay $4M Fine in Illegal NY Buy & Resell Ticket Scam
After a long stint in Los Angeles, the Grammy awards is officially returning to the Big Apple
Ticket brokers must pay a $4 million fine for illegally buying tickets and reselling them to the public at higher prices
By: Boris Tetronovitch
By: Natasha Spyer
ast week, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio along with executives from Madison Square Garden, CBS and the recording academy that the Grammy awards ceremony would be held in New York on January 28 of 2018. This is the first time in 15 years that the city will be hosting the event. Mayor de Blasio said in his speech that “There is no better place for music’s biggest night than the world’s greatest city… bringing these awards to our city Singer Nora Jones’ arms are filled with Grammy Awards will allow us to further support Ms. Menin was previously the real estate on the music industry. and foster the music industry in The Grammy’s have been held commissioner of the city’s DeNew York.” partment of Consumer Affairs. at Los Angeles’s Staples Center She commented on her role by for the 17 of the last 18 years. The Grammys will also bring The Grammy’s have been saying that “I think it’s incredibly important that we have with them a stream of revenue held at Los Angeles’s Staples Center for the 17 one agency that soup-to-nuts into New York City. According is dealing with all of these var- to the New York Times, a 2014 of the last 18 years. ious media and entertainment economic study of the event’s influence on the economy of industries.” Since being appointed, Ms. Los Angeles has that there was One of the principal actors Menin has ordered that a study $82 million worth of revenue in bringing the awards to the be done on the music industry’s benefits as a result of the awards city was Julie Menin, the com- economic impact on New York, show. A large impediment to bringmissioner of the Mayor’s office arranged for $30,000 worth of of Media and Entertainment. free rehearsal space to be re- ing the awards show to New Menin is a de Blasio appointee; served for musicians and also York up until now has been the and during her tenure, she has arranged for there to be a con- more expensive cost of staging it proven to be a staunch advocate ference held at New York Uni- in the Big Apple. The total cost of music, publishing, advertising versity in June that will examine the influences of technology and See Grammy Awards to Return , page 36 and digital media.
Hank Greenberg Loses Appeal over AIG Bailout Former AIG boss recently lost his appeal over AIG bailout By: Svetlana Rusikaya
federal appeals court rendered a death blow to the case of former AIG CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg. A federal appeals Court threw out a ruling that the U.S. government had overstepped its bounds when it bailed out the insurance company as part of a “too big to fail” philosophy during the 2008 financial crises. Greenberg referred to the terms of the bailout as “extortionate”. As part of the bail-out package, the government took at controlling stake in AIG in exchange for a loan to offset losses on bad mortgage securities. The Court still published a 70-page unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel. The team concluded that Greenberg and his company Starr International, a major AIG shareholder, “lack standing” to bring a lawsuit against the government. As part of the ruling, the court of appeals said that AIG itself, and not a shareholder of the principal entity would have had legal standing in this case. In 2015, a lower federal court ruled that the Federal Reserve’s demands in exchange for a bailout were far too exorbitant. The Federal Reserve demanded an 80-percent stake in the compa-
A federal appeals court rendered a death blow to the case of former AIG CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg
ny in exchange for an $85 billion loan from taxpayers. This loan was the largest ever recorded and was responsible for keeping the company salient during the crises. Greenberg sought $40 billion in damages as a result of the losses incurred in 2008. Greenberg himself is worth an estimated $3.2 billion. The appeals court also ruled that the appeals Court was correct in denying Greenberg any damages. The Trial lasted for many weeks and began in late 2014 and included VIP witnesses such as former Treasury Sec-
retaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. The Plaintiffs argued that the government had treated AIG unfairly because unlike other companies, AIG needed to provide an equity stake as collateral in order to be properly bailed out. The government argued in its defense that the demand of the equity stake was necessary; otherwise, AIG would have gone under. Kenneth Dintzer, a lawyer for the government said during the initial Trial that “The goal was not to save AIG…the goal was to save the world from AIG.” David Boies, the lawyer for Greenberg said that he will likely appeal the Court’s decision. In a statement regarding the decision, Boies said “The Trial court found that the Government had improperly and unconstitutionally confiscated 80% of the AIG shareholder equity during the 2008 financial crises. The Court of appeals, without disagreeing with that finding, holds that the shareholders have no remedy and that the Government is entitled to retain more than $18 billion in ill-gotten gains. We respectfully disagree and will ask the Supreme Court for review.” (451 WORDS)
everal ticket brokers must pay the consequences of buying and reselling tickets at higher prices, a process known as “scalping”. The group has settled its case out of court and now is required to come up with a total of $4 million. The amount of tickets sold illegally is estimated to run into the range of hundreds of thousands. The illicit tickets drew in buyers because they were provided for sell out concerts for artists such as Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. State attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced that the ticket scalping company in question had utilized illegal “bots” in order to buy tickets in bulk before they were made available to the public through Ticketmaster and other sites. It is legal to resell tickets in New York State, so long as you have ticket seller licenses. The companies in question had no such licenses. In spite of this, the scalpers resold the tickets in order to make generate larger profits. The large scale scam started in 2011 and included the mass and widespread scalping of tickets of New York concerts. This included Springsteen at the Times Union center in 2014, the Rolling Stones
The illicit tickets drew in buyers because they were provided for sell out concerts for artists such as Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones (pictured above)
concert at the Ralph Wilson stadium in 2015, Ed Sheeran at the Times Union Center in 2015 as well as Luke Bryan at the Constellation Brand as well as Marvin Canandaigua in 2014. According to the Attorney General’s office, the Prestige Entertainment company bought 1,012 tickets for the July 19th U2 concert. In addition to the fine, the settlement also requires the companies to obtain proper licenses in order to resell the tickets and prohibits them from using bots in order to purchase them. The dishonest brokers include Prestige Entertainment, Presidential tickets, concert special, Fanfetch, BMC Capital partners and Top Star tickets. The com-
panies will pay a combined total of $4.19 million to the state in “disgorged” or illegally obtained profits and penalties. Prestige will pay the highest portion of the settlement at $3.3 million. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued the following statement with regard to the illicit activity: “Unscrupulous ticket resellers who break the rules and take advantage of ordinary consumers are one of the major reasons why ticketing remains a rigged system…we will continue to fight to make ticketing a more transparent marketplace, so fans have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite shows and events. Anybody that breaks the law will pay a steep price.”
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Bklyn Construction Firm Charged with Manslaughter for Worker’s Death
Report Reveals NYC Has Most Repeat Foreclosures in the Nation
By Charles Bernstein
By Mark Snyder
n Wednesday, May 10, the owner of a Brooklyn construction company was indicted on manslaughter charges for the death of an 18-year-old worker. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that 47-year-old Michael Weiss of Williamsburg, and his company RSBY NY Builders, are facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide in addition to several other charges. At a construction site in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Weiss is accused of disregarding several obvious safety issues, which allegedly resulted in the September 2015 death of Fernando Vanegaz. The Real Deal reports, “According to authorities, Weiss hired seven workers with little or no training to demolish a one-story fruit store at 656 Myrtle Avenue to make way for a planned five-story mixed-use building. During excavation work around an existing cellar, several workers warned Weiss that the site wasn’t safe because adjacent walls were unstable. Weiss allegedly ignored these warnings and refused to provide material to support the walls. On Sept. 3, 2015, an adjacent wall collapsed on three workers, killing Vanegaz and severely injuring two others. Weiss’ LinkedIn indicates that he last worked for Royal Builders, but a representative for the company indicated that he is no longer employed there. An attorney for
656 Myrtle Avenue and Michael Weiss (Credit: Brooklyn DA)
Weiss did not immediately return a call seeking comment.” In a statement, Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “Fernando Vanegaz should be alive today. Construction site deaths such as his are becoming all too common as builders ignore safety protocols and hire untrained workers to maximize profits.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Weiss $77,000 after the building collapsed, according to records. Weiss is also accused of allegedly paying another unnamed construction company $10,000 to apply for permits with the Department of Buildings on his behalf, because he lacked the proper licenses that are needed for concrete and demolition work. The name of the general contractor who is the alleged co-conspirator would not be confirmed by the Brooklyn DA’s office. Weiss’ bail was set at $100,000
cash or a $250,000 bond or $100,000 cash. August 9 is his next scheduled court appearance, and he is facing up to 15 years in prison. According to TRD, “It’s fairly rare for a construction company to be convicted of manslaughter in New York City. In June, a judge found Harco Construction guilty of manslaughter in the death of a worker at the Restoration Hardware site. The conviction was described as Manhattan’s first against a construction company. Authorities have been ramping up safety enforcement and mulling new legislation as reports of construction accidents in the city continue to pile up.” The city released a report in September that showed in fiscal year 2016 there were 500 construction-related accidents, compared to 314 in 2015, which is a 59 percent increase. If compared to 2012, the increases is more than 200 percent.
Qatar is One of the City's Top Owners of Commercial Property By Mark Snyder
he small Middle Eastern country of Qatar has become the ninth-largest owner of commercial property in New York City. The standing of Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, was revealed in the recent ranking of New York's largest commercial owners by CoStar. The entire country of Qatar is a mere 8.2 percent of the size of New York state, but has the world’s highest per capita income, mainly due to it being the top exporter of liquid natural gas. According to Crain’s News, “The Arab country's investment fund is believed to manage upward of $250 billion in assets. After its investments in Anglo-Swiss commodity trading and mining conglomerate Glencore and German auto manufacturer Volkswagen went sour, Qatar's sovereign wealth fund was willing to pay premiums for New York real estate.”
“I think of a lot of wealth funds are even more bullish on America, whether it's real estate or the innovation economy.”
Qatar Investment Authority purchased a 9.9% stake in the entity that owns the Empire State Building. (Photo Credit:Wikimedia)
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s, a research outfit based in Las Vegas, president Michael Maduell said, "Internationally, New York real estate is a safe place to park assets. And wealth funds are sometimes willing to pay more for assets than real estate fund managers. They're buying assets for the long term—like 20 to 30 years." Last August, the Qatar In-
vestment Authority (QIA) bought a 9.9 percent stake in the Empire State Realty Trust REIT, which manages the Empire State Building ass well as other properties. By the end of March 2017, the QIA owned a total of 10.69 million square feet of rentable building area, which was up 145 percent from the year before. Crain’s reports, “The QIA opened up an office at 9 West 57th St. at the start of 2015's fourth quarter. Since then, Real Capital Analytics estimates that the fund has been involved in $3.8 billion in New York City property acquisition deals and $6.5 billion in U.S. acquisition deals overall. More New York City transactions figure to come given the QIA's plans to invest $35 billion in the U.S. through 2020. “ Maduell believes that sovereign money will continue to be invested into the United States. He said, "With the political headwinds dying down from the election, I think capital will flow into the U.S. The tone has changed. I think of a lot of wealth funds are even more bullish on America, whether it's real estate or the innovation economy. They want access to venture capital investments."
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n New York City, there is a higher rate of repeat foreclosures occurring than in any other major housing market in the country. According to a new report from real estate research firm ATTOM Data solutions, foreclosures are at their lowest levels across the United States since 2005. However, the report showed that out of the five major housing markets examined, New York City had the highest rate of repeat foreclosures. A foreclosed home in New York City.
For last year, New York City’s rate for repeat foreclosures was 54 percent.
The rate for repeat foreclosures in the city for 2016 was 54 percent, which was far more than Los Angeles at 39 percent and Miami-Dade County at 32 percent. The other markets included in the report were Arizona Maricopa County at 26 percent and Essex County in New Jersey that rated 20 percent.
The Real Deal reports, “Repeat foreclosures take place when a home avoids an initial foreclosure process by a payment program, but then goes back into foreclosure. Last year, according to the report, Brooklyn had the highest rate of repeat foreclosures, at 62 percent. It was followed by Staten Island
(55 percent), the Bronx (53 percent), Manhattan (48 percent) and Queens (45 percent).” ATTOM’s Daren Bomquist told Politico, “Foreclosure activity continued to search for a new post-recession floor in April, thanks in large part to the above-par performance of mortgages originated in the past seven years. Meanwhile, we are seeing an elevated share of repeat foreclosures on homeowners who fell into default several years ago but have not been able to avoid foreclosure despite the housing recovery.” Thousands of inactive foreclosure cases are in the process of being thrown out of the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Defense lawyers say that this move will negatively impact homeowners, because all the motions any of them filed against lenders would then be lost.
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NY- Based Time Inc. Plans to Sell Assets Amid Move to Digital
By: Natasha Spyer
H Rich Battista is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc.
the lion’s share of digital advertising dollars goes to Facebook Inc. and Google.” For the last several months, in an attempt to lure advertisers for its magazines, Time has worked on replacing senior managements and restructuring its business. An online video service for Sports Illustrated is planned to be introduced this fall by Time as part of its move into video. The service will provide video insights from the reporters of the magazine as well as documentaries. Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors Inc., a 3.9 percent shareholder of Time according to Bloomberg’s data, demanded more details regarding the company’s strategic plan, during an earnings conference. He said, “You constantly refer to this strategic plan, but you provide no numbers for the shareholders to basically grasp what this company will look like in two or three years. I think it’s incumbent upon the company to
share with the shareholders, the people that have the money invested, what the strategic plan would yield. Because I’m pretty confident that this company can be sold today at at least $18 a share.” Cooperman pushed for an analyst day to be held by Time, during which details could be revealed about its strategic plan. He said, “Then we can make an intelligent decision whether we should agitate for a sale or be patient and give you guys a chance to do your magic.” In response, Barista explained that an advisor has been hired by Time to reduce costs and supposedly achieve $1 billion in digital revenue. However, no inkling of any sort of timeline for this plan was given. Barista did say during an interview that going forward some profit guidance would be provided by the company as well as “other insights when appropriate.” He said, “We feel really excited and confident in our plan.”
The Niklesburger Rebbe, Shlita Leads Thousands at Lag B’Omer Celebration in Borough Park
The Niklesburger Rebbe, HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Jungreis is seen here amongst his Chassidim in Borough Park on Motzei Shabbos Parshas Emor. Lag B’Omer bonfires and other outdoor festivities were met with rainy weather but spirits were never dimmed
NY Real Estate Investor to Plead Guilty in $12M Ponzi Scheme; Rechnitz to Turn State’s Witness
By Rebecca Gold he struggling publisher Time Inc. has announced plans to sell some of its assets as the company that owns People and Sports Illustrated, moves forward with a digital strategy. During a conference call on Wednesday, May 10, President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Battista said Time Inc. will look to sell the “relatively smaller” titles in its portfolio and other “non-core” assets, which he provided no specific names for. Battista added that Time is open to work with other companies on joint ventures and interested in finding an outside backer to provide funding “for a particular opportunity.” Bloomberg reports, “Last month, Time announced that it was sticking with its online strategy rather than sell itself after months of negotiations with potential suitors, including Meredith Corp. and a group including Pamplona Capital Management and Jahm Najafi. New York-based Time was said to be holding out for more than $20 a share. The shares slumped as much as 19 percent to $12.20 on Wednesday. The magazine publisher reported first-quarter revenue of $636 million, missing the $642 million average of analysts’ estimates. Its net loss widened as print advertising sales declined 21 percent. It also cut its dividend. Like other magazine publishers, Time is struggling to transform itself as print advertising dries up and
arlem restaurateur and real estate investor Hamlet Peralta; accused of running an illicit $12 million Ponzi scheme while being tied to an NYPD probe, will likely plead guilty in Court on Thursday. Peralta’s plea will help him avoid the added negative publicity of going to Trial over the ordeal. The plea deal that Peralta is set to accept will likely place him behind bars for five years. Peralta will plead guilty of soliciting millions of dollars for an allegedly fictitious liquor wholesale business the Post learned. There have been a few NYPD corruption probes in recent months that have been set to go to Court. Peralta’s case will involve the appearance of Jona Rechnitz - a key witness for the government in a number of ongoing corruption scandals. One of the most prominent corruption cases in recent news involves two NYPD cops being accused of accepting bribes in exchange for official police favors. Rechnitz has earned an almost film star level status as a vigilante for exposing or attempting to expose crookedness. He was tied to the investigation that has now died down into Mayor de Blasio’s fundraising efforts. He will also testify against Norman
Jona Rechnitz (pictured above) will testify in the Peralta case because he was a recruiter for the liquor business, although he has denied on multiple occasions that it was a Ponzi scheme.
Seabrook, the former city prison guard’s union head who is also in the midst of his own bribery scandal. Rechnitz will testify in the Peralta case because he was a recruiter for the liquor business, although he has denied on multiple occasions that it was a Ponzi scheme. Peralta had recruited several businessmen into his illicit scheme; these include Martin Klein, owner of Julius Klein diamonds as well as hedge fund manager Michael Weinberger according to the Post. Klein and Weinberger are both on the government's witness list and are expected to testify again Peralta. The defendant’s counsel, Ce-
sar de Castro will seek to shift all of the blame onto Rechnitz, painting him as a loan shark who charged illegal interest rates on the money that he was giving Peralta. Castro will go as far as to claim that after his client has trouble paying off his loans, Rechnitz attempted to resuscitate the lost revenue stream by plotting a life insurance scam that would take a dramatic turn and result in Peralta’s death. In an email exchange between Castro and Peralta, Peralta’s writes that “I’m working day and night to produce and pay [Rechnitz] every dollar”, to which Castro replies “Please calm Jona.” Peralta hollowly replies “I don’t want to get killed in the last hour.”
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DoBro’s Fulton St Mall Gets a Verizon Outbids AT&T Acquiring Big Makeover as New Residents Move In Holder of 5G Wireless Spectrum for $3.1B By: Eloise Albaret
By Charles Bernstein
owntown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street’s eastern end is seeing a fleet of new residents due to several new developments in the nearby area, reports the Real Deal. The biggest addition, is the 1.8 million-square-foot City Point complex, which will include a Trader Joe’s as well as other stores and food spots. Stores like Brooklyn Industries, Swarovski, and Shake Shack will stand side by side with Fulton’s old ones: Jimmy Jazz, Dr. Jay’s and the Rainbow Shops, among other discount retailers, pawn shops, and beauty supply stores, reports the Real Deal. The average asking rents have risen to a whopping $326 per square foot, eclipsing Williamsburg’s stylish Bedford Avenue as the most expensive part in the borough, according to the Real Deal.
Macy’s at 422 Fulton Street
which develop City Point with Acadia Realty Trust, reports the Real Deal. “It’s beginning to catch up with the changes that have been occurring in the neighborhood and around the street.” The recent influx of national chain stores to the Fulton Mall is related to the flourishing office and residential activity from new towers rising on the Downtown Brooklyn skyline, says the Real Deal. “There’s a whole wave “I think the cycle’s not going of new tenants, which reflects the broadening of to happen overnight, but [tradithe Fulton Street market,” tional retailers] may or may not want to stay based on increasing rents and the expanding cus“There’s a whole wave of tomer base,” said Robin Abrams, new tenants, which reflects the who is apart of Lance Corp and broadening of the Fulton Street sits on REBNY’s Brooklyn remarket,” said Paul Travis of tail-report advisory group, acWashington Square Partners, cording to the Real Deal.
In fact, JDS Development group and the Chetrit Group are building 1,066-foot-tall rental building at 9 DeKalb, right next to the famous Junior’s Restaurant, and Tishman Speyer is bringing 620,000 square feet of office space above Macy’s at 422 Fulton Street reports the Real Deal. “If you take a walk on Fulton Street today, the difference from two to three years ago is exponential,” said Cushman &Wakefield’s Diana Boutross. “The customer base is changing. It’s no longer a 99-cent-store customer. It’s Gap. It’s Banana Republic. The rents have changed so much. Some of the discount tenants will eventually have to move out as the new retailers See DoBro’s Fulton St Mall , page 36
ith a race in the wireless industry to build 5G networks, Verizon Communications picked up an advantage by outbidding competitor AT&T and acquiring wireless spectrum holder Straight Path for $3.1 billion. From Straight Path’s close on Wednesday, May 10, the $184-per-share all-stock offer was a 17.8 percent discount and a $2.3 billion equity value. Since April 7, the stock has soared increasing close to five times in value since the first move was made by AT&T with an offer of $95.63-per-share. Some investors did not take kindly to the Verizon deal. During premarket trading on Thursday, May 11, Straight Path’s shares fell 20 percent to $178. According to The Post, “The acquisition of Straight Path, which holds a large trove of 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum used in mobile communications, is expected to give Verizon a head start as wireless carriers race to set up fifth-generation (5G) networks. 5G networks are expected to offer faster downloads and boost internet-reliant products such as self-driving cars.” In November 2015, regulators were tipped off by an anonymous short-seller that
Verizon Communications acquired wireless spectrum holder Straight Path for $3.1 billion.
AT&T was the first to make an offer for Straight Path back in April.
Straight Path had failed to build communications systems that it had claimed to. This sparked the drama around the company, and led to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation. In January, the company settled with the FCC and put itself up for sale. A few months later, in April, AT&T put up the first offer which was three-times Straight Path’s then-market value. After agreeing to sell out to AT&T, Straight Path was given
a much larger offer by an “unnamed telecommunications company,” which was reported by Reuters to be Verizon. On Thursday, Straight Path announced that a termination fee of $38 million would be paid on their behalf by Verizon to AT&T. Straight Path’s financial advisor was Evercore, and the company’s counsel on the deal was Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Verizon’s counsel was Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Rothschild & Co to Head to West Coast to Open New Office Rothschild & Company is planning on opening a San Francisco office to open itself up to new potential American investments By: Vlad Kryzkov
an Francisco has been home to many a startup in recent years. Investment banks have been eager to take advantage of newly formed investment trends. The New York Times reports that Rothschild and Company are getting ready to set up a San Francisco office to continue the banking industry’s recent trend of finding new space for lucrative investments based in the Golden State. The firm has announced its plans last Tuesday, led the new leader of the global technology group, Chris Gaertner. The company has recently also opened a Chicago office, which focuses its activities on industrial companies. According to Thomson Reuters, Rothschild ranked 13th in worldwide announced deals. According to the Times, this put Rothschild ahead of boutiques such as Perella Weinberg Partners and Qatalyst Partners, but
“I thought this would be interesting, because unlike a lot of other boutiques, Rothschild is a global platform,”
Complete Music & Entertainment Planning Services Rothschild & Co., one of the oldest banks in Europe, is making a move on Silicon Valley
behind Goldman Sacks and JP Morgan Chase. Rothschild & Company boasts of 57 offices in 45 countries on five different continents. It also employs 2,853 employees worldwide. It is listed on Euronext and is controlled by the French and English branch of the Rothschild family. It is the flagship company of Rothschild banking group and controls all of Rothschild’s group’s banking activities. James Neissa, Rothschild’s head of North America, described the companies work as follows: “We’ve achieved some pretty strong market positions in
the world…. But while we have been in the U.S. for a while, it hasn’t been until recently that we have prioritized the U.S. as one of our growth areas.” Mr. Gaertner, who has most recently worked as the head of Credit Suisse’s head of corporate finance technology has said that he wants to advise his clients and lately, he is pitching Rothschild brand as a promising future investment. “I thought this would be interesting, because unlike a lot of other boutiques, Rothschild is a global platform,” Gartener noted in an interview with the See Rothschild & Co to Head , page 37
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District Leader Anne Swern to Run for Bklyn District Attorney Famed criminal defense attorney Barry I. Slotnick delivers remarks about Anne Swern and her candidacy at NY Event By: Barry Slotnick (the following are remarks delivered by Barry Slotnick about his niece, Anne Swern) would like to introduce Anne Swern. She is my niece; the loving wife to my sister Florence’s son Steven and she is the much loved cousin to my children and grandchildren. I have personally witnessed Anne’s stellar character and outstanding work ethic under every conceivable personal and professional situation that has arisen over the years, and I can attest to the tireless efforts in the realm of public service. I should also add that Anne was my son Stuart’s boss at the Brooklyn DA’s office. She worked for me while she was in law school on the Westchester Premier Theatre case minimizing FBI wire taps; I saw her work ethic first hand. She arrived early; stayed late and was extremely enthusiastic about defending the case. And then she went to the DA’s office in Brooklyn; where she accomplished a litany of remarkable things. She tried sex crimes and murder cases as well as investigating corruption. She supervised 1100 attorneys and support staff in prosecution and administration of justice. She spearheaded all of Brooklyn's
Internationally renowned criminal defense attorney Barry I. Slotnick is pictured here with his niece, Anne Swern, who is running for Brooklyn District Attorney
network of problem solving courts and programs. She developed the drug court, mental health court, community court, veteran’s court, domestic violence court and others. Most prosecutors go into private practice if they should choose to establish themselves as criminal defense attorneys but Anne continued her commitment to public service by going to work for the public defender when she left KCDA. At the Brooklyn Defender services, she managed an office that defended 45,000 cases a year involving immigration, housing, family, education and criminal matters for people who could
not afford a lawyer. For the past 20 years she has taught students at Brooklyn Law School. She received its highest honor; the Alumni of the Year award. She has also been awarded highest honors as a prosecutor. She received the Thomas Dewey medal from the Bar Association of the City of New York and the New York State District Attorney Association. She has received recognition from countless community based organizations and non-profits Anne is also the District Leader of the 52 AD which covers all See District Leader Anne , page 38
Chaim Deutsch Sews Up Mike Nelson, Mark-Viverito Support By: KCP Staff
roving that political blood is thicker than mishpucka water, City Councilman Chaim Deutsch Friday received support in his re-election bid from his onetime mentor, former 48th District City Councilman Mike Nelson. The support comes less than two weeks after Nelson turned up at a fundraiser for Deutsch’s cousin through his wife, Kalman Yeger, or what’s known in Yiddish as mishpucka – family through relatives. Yeger is widely rumored to wanting to challenge Deutsch – with a wink from City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Boro Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst) – in an Orthodox Jewish battle of political one-upmanship. Deutsch worked for Nelson before the latter was term-limited out of office three years ago in the same 48th City Council district covering Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach and Southern Midwood and he likes the work Deutsch is doing. “Chaim has always been a tireless advocate for our community. During the time he worked in my Council office, and now as our Councilman representing the 48th Council District, he has fought to protect and improve the lives of his constituents. He has done an extraordinary job during his first term, and I am delighted to stand with Ari Kagan
(Front left to right) Former City Councilman Michael Nelson, City Councilman Chaim Deutsch, And Democratic District Leaders Ari Kagan And Margarita Kagan. Photo By Stephen Wit
and Margarita Kagan to show our support for Chaim,” said Nelson. While Nelson’s support looms large within the district, Deutsch also landed the support of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Chaim has the experience, compassion and dedication that South Brooklyn families need in their Councilman. Chaim has made it a priority to stand up for senior citizens, students and the most vulnerable among us. I am proud to endorse his re-election to the Council,” said Mark-Viverito. The support of both Nelson and Mark-Viverito is going to make it that much harder for Yeger to jump into the race, but even if he doesn’t Deutsch won’t have a cakewalk in facing Repub-
lican Steve Saperstein in the general election. The district, largely conservative and Russian-American, was one of the few that Donald Trump won in the last presidential election. But for now, Deutsch is pleased in how his campaign for re-election is moving along. “The partnership of Speaker Mark-Viverito and former Councilman Michael Nelson has been integral to accomplishing great things for our district. I have been proud to count Mike as a close friend for more than 18 years, and I am honored to have his support. I look forward to continue working hard to bring results for the residents of the 48thCouncil District in my second term,” said Deutsch.
Baruch College Tops Ivy League Schools in Trading Competitions By: Eloise Albaret
tudents from Baruch College have dominated trading competitions this year around North America and claimed first, second, and third place at MIT’s ninth annual trading face-off in the fall, says the Wall Street Journal. The Baruch Traders Club crushed it’s competitors—including Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon—and ranked first at the Rotman International Trading Competition in February, reported MarketWatch. According to the Wall Street Journal, students are given a set time at a typical competition to maximize profits in trading simulations that might focus on stocks, commodities, volatility instruments or other areas of the markets. However, most students in the Baruch Traders Club have joined without ever having an internship in the financial field. Baruch Senior, Bell Chen, only had the experience of tutoring peers at Baruch’s Student Academic Consulting Center before joining the club in August 2015. In April 2016, he took first place in the options market-making division at the University of Chicago’s algorithmic trading competition, and in November claimed first place at MIT’s
The Baruch Traders Club crushed its competitors—including Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon—and ranked first at the Rotman International Trading Competition in February, reported MarketWatch
trading competition, reports the Wall Street Journal. "In theory, you think Baruch College students have some kind of inferiority complex regarding Harvard. We don't. Here, you don't have to convince the students that [the trading club] is something they want to do,” said Dan Stefanica, a Baruch College professor who helps coach the Traders Club, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal Baruch’s Traders Club, which consists of approximately 50 students, credit their success to practicing simulated trading before competitions—their classes in subjects like multi-
variable calculus, options pricing, corporate finance, and linear algebra don’t hurt either. The Journal reports that this practice paid off when one of Baruch’s teams watched profits in the foreign-exchange algorithmic-trading round plummet from $200,000 to $100,000— this would normally scare other teams into installing new code and switching strategies. But Baruch’s team held their course and knew from their simulations from before the competition, that their portfolio usually rebounded quickly from these drops if they stayed with their See Baruch College Tops , page 37
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WaPo Report: Trump Revealed Classified Info on ISIS to Russian Officials By: A7 Staff
By: Paul Miller
resident Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, current and former U.S. officials told The Washington Post on Monday. The sources, who were not named, claimed Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group. The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, the officials said. The partner, however, had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of ISIS. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency, according to The Washington Post. “This is code-word information,” a U.S. official familiar with the matter told the newspaper,
President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, current and former U.S. officials told The Washington Post on Monday
using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies,” the official claimed. The revelation comes amid an investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump last week hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a key figure in earlier Russia controversies who was revealed to have had conversations with former national security adviser Michael
Flynn which led to the latter’s dismissal. It was during that meeting, officials said, that Trump went off script and began describing details of an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law. “The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation,” said H.R. McMaster, the current national security See WaPo Report: Trump , page 36
Sessions Orders Longer Prison Sentences, Reversing Obama-Era Policy By: Walter Metuth
ttorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to seek the most serious charges possible against suspected offenders, a reversal of President Obama's policies that could result in more convictions and much longer prison terms. In a memo to the country's prosecutors Thursday, Sessions wrote "This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and pro- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors duces consistency." to seek the most serious charges possible against suspected
War on drugs At an opioid abuse event in West Virginia Thursday, Sessions said the order was needed to combat an increase in violence in some large cities and the nation's opioid epidemic. "The opioid and heroin epidemic is a contributor to the recent surge of violent crime in America," Sessions said. The order has been expected from Sessions, a former prosecutor during the height of the
Sessions wrote "This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency."
offenders, a reversal of President Obama's policies that could result in more convictions and much longer prison terms.
U.S. crack cocaine epidemic, who vowed that combating violence and illegal drugs would be the Justice Department's top priority. Some supporters of Obamaera policies, which eased federal prison overcrowding and contributed to a national reassessment of how drug criminals, were prosecuted and sentenced, said Sessions' order will revive the worst aspects of the government's drug war. "It looks like we're going to fill the prisons back up after finally getting the federal prison population down," said Kevin Ring, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. "The social and human costs
will be much higher," he added. Sessions' directive counters a national trend to eliminate some of the most severe sentencing policies adopted during the 1980s era war on drugs. Many experts have maintained those laws resulted in offenders receiving very lengthy prison sentences when shorter terms would have been sufficient. "The Justice Department's expected shift to prosecuting and incarcerating more offenders, including low level drug offenders, is an ineffective way to protect public safety," Brett Tolman, a U.S. Attorney under President George W. Bush, said in a stateSee Sessions Orders Longer , page 37
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outh Carolina House Bill 3643, which would have the southern state adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, was on the cusp of passage Thursday but was stalled by a Democratic lawmaker on the final day of the state legislature’s session. The bill’s adoption is now delayed until at least Jan. 9, 2018, the legislature’s next session. Sources working closely with a bipartisan group of South Carolina legislator told the Haym Salomon Center that State Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg), the “lone obstacle” to getting the measure passed, was “targeted and influenced by anti-Israel professors and Students for Justice in Palestine.” A letter sent to Hutto, shared on Twitter, supports the sources’ claims. Hutto offered up a last-minute “objection” to the bill, a procedural maneuver that prevented the measure from being brought to a vote Thursday. “We are deeply disappointed that Sen. Hutto chose to block H. 3643. This legislation would have clearly defined anti-Semitism and hate speech without limiting anyone’s right to free speech. The bill deserved an up-or-down vote. Though we do not believe Sen. Hutto holds anti-Semitic views, his action
Sources working closely with a bipartisan group of South Carolina legislator told the Haym Salomon Center that State Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg), the “lone obstacle” to getting the measure passed, was “targeted and influenced by anti-Israel professors and Students for Justice in Palestine.”
has helped those who do,” said David Brog, the founding executive director and a current board member of Christians United for Israel. Introduced in February by State Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-Myrtle Beach) and taken up by the South Carolina Senate last month, the measure responds to growing anti-Semitism nationwide, especially on college campuses. The original
bill had 115 co-sponsors and passed the state’s House of Representatives 103-3. South Carolina’s five-member Higher Education Senate Subcommittee unanimously approved it April 27. In a March 9 speech to the South Carolina House, Clemmons said, “[U.S.] Sen. [Tim] Scott encouraged me, along with Sen. [Lindsey] Graham, as you can see in the letter on your desk, to move this bill forward in South Carolina, to give our educators a tool for defining anti-Semitism, to take the guesswork out of it, have a uniform definition, which is where we must start to push back on anti-Semitic behavior or any type of bigotry.” Anti-Israel advocates claim the bill suppresses free speech and their right to criticize the Jewish state. According to the State Department’s definition, “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.” Caroline Nagel, an associate professor of geography at the See South Carolina Democrat , page 36
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DHS Sued for Hiding Amid Controversy, Trump Welcomes Information on Funding of Islamists Turkey’s Erdogan to the WH By: MEF Staff
By: Walter Metuth
he Middle East Forum has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure the release of documents related to the Obama administration's Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) grant program. The grant program, which began last year, is intended to assist "efforts at the community level to counter violent extremist recruitment and radicalization to violence," but MEF was concerned about U.S. Islamist groups – themselves radicals – receiving CVE funds. Indeed, grant recipients have included the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), an organization with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a long history of sanitizing Islamist terrorism. On January 10, MEF filed a detailed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DHS seeking documents about the selection criteria and specific decisions in awarding CVE grants. The request indicated that the documents are mostly located at the DHS Office for Community Partnerships (OCP), headed by George Selim. Having failed to receive even a response to its request within the 20-day period mandated by law, MEF contacted DHS. Finally, on March 23, DHS FOIA officer
In July 2016 then-DHS Secretary Jeh C. Johnson assured lawmakers that CVE grant applicants would be carefully vetted.
Ebony Livingston informed us that the request had been routed to the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA), which found no pertinent records. On April 26, MEF filed a lawsuit alleging that DHS violated the law by not only failing to produce the documents, but failing even to conduct a search for the documents. The complaint, prepared by attorney Matt Hardin, a specialist in FOIA litigation, seeks injunctive relief compelling DHS "to search for and produce all records in its possession responsive to plaintiff's FOIA request." "We filed a detailed FOIA request, specifying the documents we were looking for and where they likely were," said MEF Director Gregg Roman.
"DHS not only failed to produce the documents, it failed even to conduct a search and closed our case without bothering to tell us. This is not just unacceptable but illegal." The case has been assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. It bears noting that Judge Lamberth previously handled FOIA litigation concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails. "The CVE program should be canceled altogether," said Sam Westrop, director of MEF's Islamist Watch project. "And guidelines should be put in place to make sure that extremist groups like MPAC never receive taxpayer money to counter extremism." (MIDDLE EAST FORUM)
AJC Won’t Join Lutherans in Asking US to Pay Palestinian Debts By: Rafael Medoff
utheran church leaders are again asking the U.S. government to pay some of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) unpaid bills, but the American Jewish Committee (AJC), in a reversal, is declining to assist the Lutheran effort. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which is the country’s largest Lutheran denomination, is mobilizing its members to urge members of Congress to pay the The Augusta Victoria church-hospital complex in eastern PA’s debts to the Lutheran-spon- Jerusalem. Credit: Uri Aloni via Wikimedia Commons sored Augusta Victoria hospital, “Peace Not Walls,” a division recent years quietly pressed U.S. in eastern Jerusalem. government officials and mem- of the ELCA, this week distribbers of Congress to help pay the uted an action alert asking LuPA’s bills to Augusta Victoria. therans nationwide to “encour“By paying the unpaid The U.S. provided $13 million age your members of Congress bills of the Palestinian Authority, we protect the annually for the past several to support funding in 2017 PA from the consequences years. Another $11 million in that will sustain Augusta VicAmerican aid was sent to the toria Hospital…in light of the of its decision to incite Palestinian Authority’s lack of against Jews and support hospital in January 2017. The AJC has now changed payments.” terrorism.” Farley Weiss, president of its position. Asked if the organization will be taking action the National Council of Young The hospital announced this in response to the latest crisis, Israel, told JNS.org the PA “has week it “can no longer receive AJC spokesman Kenneth Ban- perfected a policy of deliberately patients” because the PA has dler told JNS.org, “The AJC will using aid for improper purposracked up a debt of $41 million, not ask the U.S. government to es and then getting more aid, in which is growing by $4 mil- pay any portion of outstanding this case from the U.S. governlion per month, for care of pa- PA bills to Augusta Victoria ment, for its unpaid basic necessities, such as its hospital bills.” tients the PA has referred to the hospital.” In view of the fact that the ELCA spokesmen have failed hospital. JNS.org reported in March to respond to multiple requests PA provides some $10 million that the AJC, a major main- for comment on the latest See AJC Won’t Join Lutherans, page 37 stream Jewish organization, in developments.
week after President Donald Trump sparked anger in Turkey by authorizing the arming of Syrian Kurds, he welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Tuesday. Trump said the two leaders would hold “long and hard discussions” regarding the relationship between their countries. “We've had a great relationship and we will make it even better. So we're going to have a very, very strong and solid discussion," he said. The United States sees the Kurdish force, the YPG, as a key part in the fight against Islamic State and the effort to oust the militants from their de facto capital in Raqqa, Syria. Turkey considers the YPG terrorists because of their links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, that has been waging a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey. Erdogan called the decision to provide U.S. arms "contrary to our strategic relations to the U.S." He reiterated his concerns Tuesday, telling reporters Turkey will never accept the use of YPG fighters in the battle against IS. Erdogan, however, said last week ahead of the trip that he views his visit to Washington
President Donald Trump reaches to shake hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, May 16, 2017, where they made statements.
as "a new beginning in Turkish-American relations." Erdogan said Tuesday that cooperation between the U.S. and Turkey is “very important for the world” and vowed to expand economic and military ties between the two countries. “There is no place for the terrorist organizations in the future of our region,” he said.
Protests Prior to Erdogan's arrival at the White House, a brief scuffle broke out between pro-Erdogan demonstrators and a group of Kurdish advocates. The two sides were quickly separated by police and Secret Service agents stationed outside the White
House gates. Both Turkey and the United States have backed rebels in Syria during the six-year war against President Bashar al-Assad's forces and allies. And the NATO allies have been heavily involved in battling Islamic State since the group swept into large areas of northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria in mid-2014. In comments to reporters, Erdogan brought up the status of Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric living in the United States. The Turkish president blames him for an attempted coup last year. Turkey has asked the U.S. to extradite Gulen, but that request has gone nowhere.
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World Shocked as Evidence Points to Syria’s Use of Crematorium to Dispose of Prisoners Killed Continued from page 1 Syria's Foreign Ministry is denying the allegations that the Assad government carries out mass killings of prisoners. The state-run SANA news agency quoted the ministry calling the U.S. accusation a "Hollywood story detached from reality." "The idea of a crematorium of course has dreadful connotations for those with a memory," Anthony Billingsley, a Mideast lecturer at the University of New South Wales, told VOA. "The idea of massacres in prisons – there was one in Iran, there was one in Libya – it doesn't surprise, and I suspect that the U.S. and Amnesty, who previously reported on this, have reasonably good intelligence about this facility." According to an INN report, the head of the Anti-Defamation League drew parallels between Syria’s alleged use of a crematorium to dispose of bodies to actions committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, the group’s national director, also called on the international community, including Russia, to take action to stop the violence perpetuated by the Syrian government under the leadership of President Bashar Assad. “As Jews, we are particularly shocked by the extreme brutality of the Syrian regime, which invokes the worst nightmares of
Israeli Interior Minister and Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri called for the Assad crematorium to be bombed, but urged the US to carry out the strike. “Call him Hitler, call him whatever you like, he is doing the same things,” Deri told Army Radio. “He’s a murderer, a child killer.”
Map showing the location of the Sadynaya prison in Syria
Nazi atrocities against the Jewish people,” Greenblatt said Tuesday in a statement. “The world learned from the twentieth century that it did not do enough to stop the crimes of the Nazis which led to the genocide of six million Jews. “The nations of the world — including first and foremost Russia, which continues to aid
and abet Assad’s brutality — must act to put an end to the inhumane actions of the Syrian government.” The Times of Israel has reported that on Monday, opposition lawmakers called on Israel to use air strikes to destroy the Damascus-area crematorium. Other members of the Israeli Knesset have said that since the
United States made the allegation against Syria, it would be incumbent on the US to take any military actions they deem appropriate against the brutal Assad regime. Times of Israel reported that Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party had weighed in with his opinion on Facebook when he wrote that Israel has a “moral responsibility to act when within striking distance of the IDF people are being burnt. We have to wipe that crematorium off the face of the
Stuart Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones briefs the press on the situation in Syria. He said that the Assad government had carried out air strikes, chemical attacks, extrajudicial killings, starvation, and other measures to target civilians and its opponents. He criticized Russia and Iran for maintaining their support for Assad despite those tactics.
earth.” Lapid and others across the political spectrum drew cogent analogies between the abject failure of the entire world to protect Jews during the nightmarish years of the Holocaust and the international community’s failure to stop the widespread genocide in Syria. “Why did the world know [what was happening], but not do anything? Well now we know, and we’re not doing anything,” he said. “Chemical weapons & incinerators – both the crematorium and Assad must go. Echoing past horrors, he cannot be a part
of the region’s future,” Zionist Union lawmaker Tzipi Livni tweeted Monday. Interior Minister and Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri also called for the Assad crematorium to be bombed, but urged the US to carry out the strike. “Call him Hitler, call him whatever you like, he is doing the same things,” Deri told Army Radio. “He’s a murderer, a child killer.” Deri said urging US President Donald Trump to take military action against the Assad regime during his trip to Israel next week should top Israel’s list of priorities for the visit.
Europol says Global Cyberattack Affects 150 Countries By: Walter Metuth
urope's police agency Europol says a global cyberattack has affected at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, with data networks infected by malware that locks computer files unless a ransom is paid. "I'm worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday," Europol director Rob Wainwright told Britain's ITV television. So far there has been no progress reported in efforts to determine who launched the plot. Computer security experts have assured individual computer users who have kept their PC operating systems updated that they are relatively safe. They advised those whose networks have been effectively shut down by the ransomware attack not to make the payment demanded — the equivalent of $300, paid in the digital currency bitcoin, delivered to a likely untraceable destination that consists merely of a lengthy string of letters and numbers. However, the authors of the "WannaCry" ransomware attack told their victims the amount they must pay would double if they did not comply within three days of the original infection — by Monday, in most cases. And the hackers warned that they would delete all files on infected systems if
no payment was received within seven days. Avast, an international security software firm that claims it has 400 million users worldwide, said the ransomware attacks rose rapidly Saturday to a peak of 57,000 detected intrusions. Avast, which was founded in 1988 by two Czech researchers, said the largest number of attacks appeared to be aimed at Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but that major institutions in many other countries were affected.
"kill switch" within the ransomware as he studied its structure. The "kill" function halted WanaCryptor's ability to copy itself rapidly to all terminals in an infected system — hastening its crippling effect on a large network — once it was in contact with a secret internet address, or URL, consisting of a lengthy alphanumeric string. The "kill" function had not been activated by whoever unleashed the ransomware, and the researcher found that the
might be able to disable the "kill" Whatever its source, it was switch in future versions of their published on the internet last malware. month by a hacker group called ShadowBrokers. Hackers' key tool Microsoft distributed a "fix" WanaCryptor 2.0 is only part for the software vulnerabiliof the problem. It spread to so ty two months ago, but not all many computers so rapidly by computer users and networks using an exploit — software ca- worldwide had yet made that pable of burrowing unseen into update and thus were highly Windows computer operating vulnerable. And many computer networks, particularly those systems. The exploit, known as "Eter- in less developed parts of the nalBlue" or "MS17-010," took world, still use an older version advantage of a vulnerability in of Microsoft software, Windows
This photograph, posed as an illustration on May 12, 2017, shows the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network taken outside the Department of Health in London
The head of the European police agency Europol, Rob Wainwright answers questions at The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 16, 2015.
'Kill switch' found
the Microsoft software that reportedly had been discovered and developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, which used it for surveillance activities. NSA does not discuss its capabilities, and some computer experts say the MS17010 exploit was developed by unknown parties using the name Equation Group (which may also be linked to NSA).
secret URL had not been regisComputer security experts tered to anyone by international said the current attack could internet administrators. He imhave been much worse but for mediately claimed the URL for the quick action of a young re- himself, spending about $11 to searcher in Britain who discov- secure his access, and that greatered a vulnerability in the ran- ly slowed the pace of infections somware itself, known as Wana- in Britain. Experts cautioned, however, Cryptor 2.0. The researcher, identified that the criminals who pushed only as "MalwareTech," found a the ransomware to the world
XP, that the company no longer updates. The Finnish computer security firm F-Secure called the problem spreading around the world "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history." The firm said it had warned about the exponential growth of ransomware, or crimeware, as well as the dangers of sophisticated surveillance tools used by
Lesson: Update programs With WanaCryptor and MS17-010 both "unleashed into the wild," F-Secure said the current problem seems to have combined and magnified the worst of the dangers those programs represent. The security firm Kaspersky Lab, based in Russia, noted that Microsoft had repaired the software problem that allows backdoor entry into its operating systems weeks before hackers published the exploit linked to the NSA, but also said: "Unfortunately it appears that many users have not yet installed the patch." Britain's National Health Services first sounded the ransomware alarm Friday. The government held an emergency meeting Saturday of its crisis response committee, known as COBRA, to assess the damage. Late in the day, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the NHS was again "working as normal," with 97 percent of the system's components now fully restored. Spanish firm Telefonica, French automaker Renault, the U.S.-based delivery service FedEx and the German railway Deutsche Bahn were among those affected. None of the firms targeted indicated whether they had paid or would pay the hackers ransom.
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US Embassy to Stay in Tel Aviv; Ambassador to Live in J’slm
Rare Prehistoric Slab Discovered In Judean Foothills
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By: Ilana Messika
enior US sources said President Donald Trump has already decided to extend the order which prevents the US Embassy in Israel from being transferred from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, 360 reporter Ariel Kahana said. A US source said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has already been informed of Trump's decision. Recently, both governments agreed that this would not be the best time to move the Embassy, and US officials said Israel did not want to deal with the matter at present and had requested Trump delay the move. The Israeli government is not surprised by Trump's decision, but they are still very disappointed. The expectation was that Trump would make an announcement regarding Jerusalem during his upcoming May 22 visit to Israel. However, the expectation currently is that Trump will push Israel to renew negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, who will be the main focus of Trump's visit.
"Israel's stance is that all the embassies belong in Israel's capital of Jerusalem, and the US Embassy should be one of the first to move."
Both governments agreed that this would not be the best time to move the Embassy, and US officials said Israel did not want to deal with the matter at present and had requested Trump delay the move.
The next US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, apparently received the news before it was told to Israel. Friedman is scheduled to take office next week. Last week, Friedman was instructed to hold official Embassy events in at the Ambassador's House in Herzliya, since he himself will be living in Jerusalem. The last communication on the issue was received from Vice President Mike Pence, when he said that the Trump administration was obligated to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as promised during the election campaign. "President Trump is still seriously considering moving the
Embassy to Jerusalem in honor of Israel's 69th birthday," Pence said then. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office on Wednesday responded to the report that President Trump had decided to extend the order preventing the US Embassy from being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Prime Minister Netanyahu's office has not received any notice about a decision by the US government to move or not to move the US Embassy," an official notice said. "Israel's stance is that all the embassies belong in Israel's capital of Jerusalem, and the US Embassy See US Embassy to Stay , page 36
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sraeli archaeologists discovered a rare 9,000-year-old limestone slab used by inhabitants of the land during the Stone Age to light fire. The find was discovered as part of Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavations carried out prior to the expansion of Highway 38, a road that leads from Route 1 to Beit Shemesh in the Judean foothills. Anna Eirich-Rose, an expert on the prehistoric era and the manager of the excavation, believed that the slab dated back to the Neolithic 2 period when mankind started to adopt a sedentary lifestyle and began to farm the land. “The former inhabitants of the land devised a thick board made of limestone that contained two cavities linked by a chiseled conduit,” explained Eirich-Rose. “Some believe that this was an ancient game board, but according to researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, such panels were used to light a fire and this mechanism permitted the rapid rotation of a piece of wood within the conduit, like a drilling machine. The kinetic energy was then transformed into heat and when it came into contact with a flammable substance placed within the cavities, it ignited a fire.” According to Eirich-Rose, the
Israeli archaeologists discovered a rare 9,000-year-old limestone slab used by inhabitants of the land during the Stone Age to light fire
Students of the military preparatory academy Hanaton participate in the excavation of the Antiquities Authority on Highway 38. Photo by Assaf Peretz, Israel Antiquities Authority
stone is a “rare and very special discovery” since only about ten
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Trump Eager to Reach IsraeliPalestinian Peace Deal; Says US Envoy
'Open Skies' Initiative Gives Israelis Cheaper Flights
By: i24 News
n anticipation of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and Ramallah in less than two weeks, officials are still in the dark as to what is in store from the unpredictable leader regarding plans, if any, to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Since his election, Trump has been outspoken about his ambitions to “make the ultimate deal” between the longstanding adversaries and has consecutively hosted both leaders at the White House in recent months. However, the White House has yet to lay out any concrete plans or declare any firm stance on critical and controversial issues such as settlement construction in the West Bank and the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Both are seen as contentious issues that hinder any possibility of a two-state solution. During his presidential campaign, Trump controversially promised to move the embassy and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital, however the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The US’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said in several conversations with Israeli officials
Israel signs agreement with Icelandic WOW airlines for direct flights to Iceland and cheaper flights to North America By: A7 Staff
he Icelandic airline WOW received approval from Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The approval for WOW to operate flights to Iceland was given after the government apThe White House has yet to lay out any concrete plans or proved the aviation agreement declare any firm stance on embassy move, settlements initiated by Minister Katz beand diplomats, that the Presi- right stance on Israel and Jewish tween Israel and Iceland, which, dent is eager to orchestrate an settlements, has expressed skep- for the first time, allows low cost agreement that would see the ticism about the chances of a flights between Israel and the Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz revival of the long-stalled peace deal being reached. US through Iceland at special “Trump heard this from discount rates. process and urging for Israel’s Airport in about two months, the prices of airline tickets. "I am Friedman, from other people on cooperation. determined to continue to sign on July 13, 2017. An anonymous senior Israeli his team, and also from people The airline will fly from additional aviation agreements official familiar with the talks outside the White House whom Ben-Gurion International Air- and bring additional airlines The approved route is told Haaretz that Friedman he consulted,” one of the sourcport to New York, Miami, Bos- to Israel, which will reduce the part of the 'Open Skies' called Trump “a great opportu- es who chose to remain anonyton, Washington, San Francisco price of flight to local consumpolicy initiated by nity for Israel” and that he has a mous told Haaretz, reiterating Minister Katz. In the first and Los Angeles, as well as to ers and tourists." great desire to help the country slim hopes. In order to facilitate the stage, WOW will operate Toronto and Montreal, Canada. “People whose opinion he through a peace agreement with Israel was chosen by WOW flights, a new aviation agreefour weekly flights respects told him it will be very the Palestinians. from dozens of destinations ment was signed between the between Iceland and According to Haaretz, Fried- hard, perhaps even impossible, and countries which had ap- Civil Aviation Authority of IsraIsrael. man told the officials that he ad- but so far, he hasn’t changed his proached the company on their el and its Icelandic counterpart. vised them not to engage in con- mind.” WOW's aircraft fleet includes own initiative. WOW expressed Friedman will be in Israel frontations with the president The approved route is part of confidence in the Israeli aviation the Airbus A-320 aircraft with and allow him to implement his ahead of the anticipated presi- the 'Open Skies' policy initiat- industry as well as the 'Open 200 seats and the Airbus A-321 dential visit on May 22 to make ed by Minister Katz. In the first Skies' policy. policies for the region. with 230 seats, as well as the Other sources also told the preparations. He is expected to stage, WOW will operate four Minister Katz emphasized Airbus A-330 aircraft with 250 publication that Friedman, arrive Monday. weekly flights between Iceland that there is a direct connection seats. The company operates its whose own appointment has and Israel. WOW's first flight is between the increase in the sup- flights to North America with See Trump Eager to Reach , page 36 stirred controversy for his hardexpected to land at Ben Gurion ply of flights and the decrease in the Airbus A-321. (INN)
ISRAEL21C Launches New “21see” Video Network Hollywood talent to uncover unseen and insider Israel in new shows featuring food, fashion, football, social activism, and more Edited by: JV Staff
his week, newsmagazine and non-profit organization ISRAEL21c launched 21see, a new online video network that will uncover Israel’s most unique stories, happening scenes, and unconventional characters – spanning a 10th generation tattoo artist in Jerusalem, a team of expat American football players in Haifa, top Israeli microbrewers and fashion designers in Tel Aviv. Spearheaded by Hollywood producer and ISRAEL21c Board Member Jonathan Baruch, 21see will launch three online series this spring, with plans for additional content coming later in the year. Baruch – the founding partner of Rain Management Group/ StoryBy Entertainment – has previously produced and packaged a range of films, Broadway shows, and top-rated television programs, including Stitchers and How to Be a Vampire, and has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry for his special ability to produce and package original content for the digital space. “Over the past 15 years, ISRAEL21c has built a unique and dynamic digital magazine that brings to life the people, places, and accomplishments of Isra-
Spearheaded by Hollywood producer and ISRAEL21c Board Member Jonathan Baruch (pictured above on shoulders) 21see will launch three online series this spring, with plans for additional content coming later in the year.
el. 21see seeks to build on this work with a new series of video content developed by top international talent that will appeal to and entertain new audiences, particularly in the Millennial market,” says Baruch. “We want to give people the chance to experience and engage with Israel in a whole new way.” Baruch recruited a global of team of talent from America, Israel and Australia to create the initial 21see series: filmmaker-producer Haim Silberstein, director of photography Eyal Sella, and video editor Shahar Beeri collaborate with on-screen presenters Kathy Co-
hen, originally from Australia, and Yogi Roth, a PAC 12/ESPN football analyst, best-selling author (Win Forever), and media personality. In 21see with Kathy Cohen, the host explores the Israel often not seen at first glance by visitors or in the media – from underground adventures like Midburn (Israel’s version of Burning Man), to colorful characters in Israel’s thriving community of microbrewers, to the country’s high fashion scene, led by designers like Ronen Chen. Yogi Roth is the host of two See ISRAEL21C Launches , page 36
Israel Claims Victory After FIFA Votes to Stop Palestinian Proposal By: Brent Scher
sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a Thursday vote by FIFA to shelve a Palestinian proposal aimed at sanctioning Israel "another victory in the battle for Israel's international standing." Netanyahu had called FIFA President Gianni Infantino in the lead-up to the international soccer body's meeting to urge him to take action against the proposal from the Palestinian Football Association, which sought sanctions against Israel for having soccer clubs based in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. FIFA's congress voted 138-50 in favor of Infantino's recommendation to not consider the Palestinian proposal until next year—a solution that Netanyahu and the Israel Football Association see as a victory. "We won another victory today in the battle for Israel's international standing," Netanyahu said. "We foiled an attempt to hurt Israel standing in FIFA." Ofer Eini, chairman of the Israel FA, was critical in a speech at the meeting of the Palestinian attempt to use FIFA to settle a political dispute. "The sole purpose is to establish the political boundaries," Eini said. "This is outside the authority of FIFA to establish borders." "I don't have enough words to thank [FIFA] for firmly standing
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a Thursday vote by FIFA to shelve a Palestinian proposal aimed at sanctioning Israel "another victory in the battle for Israel's international standing."
by our side and about the decision to vote for removing the Palestinian proposal from the agenda," he said. "We succeeded once again in making it clear that mixing politics and sports is liable to be disastrous, and therefore FIFA should avoid it." FIFA rules restrict clubs from playing on the territory of another member association. There are currently six low-level club teams based in West Bank settlements, which the Palestinian FA wants to disband. The fifty votes against Infantino's proposal to table the vote on the Israeli clubs came exclusively from the Arab and Muslim world, according to a Haaretz report. Eini argued that sports should be used as a way to bridge the gap
between the sides, not as a venue to wage political fights. He even proposed a "match for peace" between the teams. "Let's use football as a bridge to bring people together," Eini said. "Let's hold a football match between Palestinians and Israelis, that will be called the match for peace. All revenues will go to build a football school for Palestinians and Israelis." The representative for the Palestinian FA rejected Eini's call. "As occupier and occupied I do not think that we can meet," said Palestinian FA president Jibril Rajoub. After the vote, Infantino expressed hope that "President Trump can find a solution" to the dispute. (WASHINGTON FREE BEACON)
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Judge Jeanine for Next US Senator in NY
n these turbulent times in which we live, we New Yorkers have consistently displayed a unique kind of resilience in the face of mounting political concerns. We are however mere mortals and are precipitously reaching a breaking point with our current representation in the United States Senate. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has made no secret of her disdain for President Trump and his policies. She admitted that she “mourned” Trump’s victory in the aftermath of the historic 2016 presidential election. Clearly her actions indicate that she is striving for national prominence in the Democratic party by her agenda driven campaign to obstruct the administration’s legislative program. More than any other Democratic leader, she has voted against all but two of Trump’s cabinet appointments. She headlined at the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration where she took to the proverbial megaphone to excoriate him; she was also the lone vote in the Senate against the confirmation of Defense Secretary James Mattis and continues to rail against the repeal and replace process of Obamacare. Having said this, it should be obvious to anyone who has eyes to see and ears that hear that a state such as New York cannot experience an economic shot in the arm without help provided by the federal government. Taking a position of animus and
loathing towards a democratically elected president will only be felt in the pocket book and wallets of all hard working, taxpaying New Yorkers. It is our firm belief that we can make our collective voices heard in the upcoming mid-term elections. We, at the Jewish Voice, firmly believe that New York needs a bright, bold, passionate and completely devoted advocate for our needs in the US Senate. To that end, we respectfully proffer for your consideration the nomination of FOX News’ talk show host, Judge Jeanine Pirro for US Senate. For those not in the know, Judge Jeanine’s credentials are beyond impeccable. She was the first female judge on the Westchester County Court bench before being elected the first female district attorney of Westchester County, serving for 12 years. During her tenure as district attorney, Pirro gained considerable visibility in cases regarding domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. She was also the the Republican nominee for New York Attorney General in 2006. But more than this, Judge Jeanine has the marked ability to work harmoniously with President Trump especially in terms of ensuring that the needs of all New Yorkers come first. Judge Jeanine’s track record speaks for itself. Get on board and help us launch a campaign to convince the erudite Judge Jeanine to throw her hat in the proverbial ring!
NYC's Own Ray Kelly for FBI Director
n the scathing aftermath of the termination of James Comey from his position as FBI Director, it appears that President Trump is diligently doing his homework in terms of selecting Comey’s replacement. As of this moment, no replacement has been announced but according to the vibe circulating in news reports, Trump is considering 11 people for the job and the DOJ will begin the interviewing process later in the week. Selecting a new FBI director will present both a challenge and opportunity for President Trump. He must choose someone who will restore the credibility and effectiveness of the FBI. He must choose someone who will inspire confidence in the agency which is renowned for courageously battling both domestic and international terrorism. Because America has been plagued with a national epidemic of drug abuse and gang violence that has seen way too many innocent people murdered, we need a tried and true leader who can effectuate change in the current climate. And who, other than the FBI should be in the forefront of this battle? As we know, whoever Trump picks will be placed under a high powered microscope, so to speak, since Comey was fired while leading the FBI’s probe of possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Of those being considered for the job, the Jew-
ish Voice offers our ringing endorsement to former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly. Laden with stellar credentials, Ray Kelly was the longest serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive tenures. A lifelong New Yorker — Kelly had spent 47 years in the NYPD, serving in 25 different commands and as Police Commissioner from 1992 to 1994 and again from 2002 until 2013. In March 2011, NY Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed Kelly to become the next Director of the FBI, and in July 2013, he endorsed Kelly to become Secretary of Homeland Security. Ray Kelly’s introduction of and use of the stop and frisk procedure has stood out as the most effective anti-crime tactic in New York City history. This was evidenced in the staggering reduction of crime during this tenure as commissioner. President Trump has consistently praised the concept of untying the hands of police so that they may stop someone they suspect of a crime and search them for contraband and weapons. As former New York State Senator Al D’Amato has said, “I was proud to introduce Mr. Kelly to the Senate Committee that unanimously approved his nomination as U.S. Commissioner of Customs, from which he led the fight to secure our borders and stem the flow of drugs.”
Arming the Kurds in Syria to Defeat ISIS
evelopments in Syria are always fast and tragically furious but now President Trump has made a pivotal decision. After conferring with his highest ranking military personnel, the intrepid Commander in Chief has boldly moved to arm the Kurds in the framework of speeding up the process of liberating Raqqa from ISIS control. The militia in Syria is known as the YPG and they are regarded by US military commanders as the most effective partners in the continuing battle against the Islamic State power base. What appears to be a real cog in the machine however lies with the tyrannical despot from Turkey; better known as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Let’s not forget that Erdogan now has complete and unfettered political muscle after an April 17th referendum that was tainted with fraud and the man is a way beyond dangerous. Besides jailing his own people en masse as well as saving special torture tactics for members of the media, Erdogan has essentially disemboweled Turkey of any vestiges of a democratic system that once existed there. To little surprise, it turns out that Erdogan vehemently opposes support of the TPG and even has the colossal nerve to label them as “terrorists.” That may be an arguable point, but frankly, look who is
calling the kettle black here? And to make things just a bit more tense than they already are, Erdogan has arrived in the US for a White House visit with Trump. Erdogan has said that he considered Washington’s decision to arm the YPG in direct contradiction with US strategic relations with Turkey, noting that “it is not right to see our US ally alongside a terrorist organization.” Trump has to let Erdogan know in no uncertain terms that the battle for ISIS’s self-declared capital in Raqqa must be fought immediately and effectively to make a significant dent in the power structure of the terror group. He should also let Erdogan know that any threats to prevent coalition air strikes against ISIS by closing down Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base are not going to be a deterrent. Trump also would be well advised to remind Erdogan that he held to enable ISIS’s rapid growth through his own failed system of porous borders. Trump’s decision was taken one week before Erdogan’s scheduled visit and during the presence of a Turkish delegation, composed of Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan, and presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin so he has been totally above board with Erdogan about his intention to vanquish the most egregious form of terrorism in our time.
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Letters to the Editor Rav Aharon’s Vision of a Makom Torah Yet, Rav Aharon paid them no heed whatsoever and simply went about building the greatest makom Torah in the United States. Certainly Rav Ahron’s vision of the Lakewood concept must have seemed far-fetched when he first spoke of such an idea. Yet the Reb Ahron never ceased to dream of building his makom torah. The small yeshiva Kotler founded with 14 students in 1942 became a mega-yeshiva with 6,000 students. But today’s Lakewood has taken a shift to another direction. In the last decade many shopping malls and eateries have been built. Elegant dining and fancy clothing became a norm. Duplex units being Now the post-war generation would ar- sold for $600,000.00 per unit. Lavish Kidurive. Would they too meet the same fate? shim are very common. The plans for the Rav Aharon’s answer, of one small ye- near future call for an 187,000-square-foot shiva, with a meager handful of talmidim, shopping center smack in middle of town, met mass public denunciation. “This does an amphitheater and a movie theater. Is this what Reb Ahron envisioned? not belong in America,” was the definitive Sincerely statement. Simcha Cohen Dear Editor: Throughout the generations, there have been numerous individuals who swam against the tide and accomplished exceedingly great things. While America had flourishing yeshivos and communities, the tide was clearly moving in the wrong direction. The early waves of Jewish immigration from Germany in the late 1800’s and from Russia in the 1920’s had turned into one of Jewish history’s most tragic epochs, with legends told of massive amounts of tefillin covering the bottom of New York Harbor, tossed overboard by new immigrants eager to abandon their heritage for a new and “better” world.
Honoring Restaurant Wait Staff Dear Editor: In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your favorite restaurants and honor the employees who make them a success. Why not join me in celebrating National Waiter and Waitress Day on May 21st? There are several ways to say thank you. Let your server(s), cooks and owners know how much you appreciate the excellent food and service. On this day, don’t forget your cook and server. We try to tip 20 percent against the total bill including taxes. If it is an odd amount, round up to the next dollar. Why not leave a 25% tip on this day? If you can afford to eat out, you can afford an extra dollar tip. When ordering take out, don’t
forget to leave a dollar or two for the waiter or cook. Trust us, it is appreciated. Remember the people who work at your favorite restaurant are our neighbors. They work long hours for little pay and count on tips, which make up a significant portion of their income. If we don’t patronize our local restaurants, they don’t eat either. Your purchases keep our neighbors employed and the local economy growing. Why not drop off a box of candy, cookies or some other treat for your favorite waiter or restaurant staff on this day as well? Leave them a thank you card or note along with a larger than normal tip. Sincerely, Larry Penner
Jewish Voice Unites Two Old Friends Dear Editor, When I wrote the article titled, ‘The Brooklyn Boy Who Made it Big’ in the music business, that recently appeared in the Arts & Culture section of the Jewish Voice, I wasn’t quite ready for the feedback I have experienced from your readers. I must say, it has been a lot of fun to have people share their reminiscences of the Brooklyn scene, particularly around Abraham Lincoln High School in the early 1940’s. Here’s an example of just one of those responses: Sherry Levine, who now lives in S.E. Florida, was recently shocked to learn that old school chum Paul Cohen, whom she knew when they both lived on the same block in Brighton Beach and both attended Lincoln H.S. in Brooklyn, a mere 77 years ago, conducts a big-band rehearsal every Thursday as he has for the past 25 years, at the NW Focal Point Senior Center in Margate, FL, just a few blocks from where she now lives. The recent article about
Paul Cohen in the Jewish Voice, confirmed her discovery. Sherry was a cheer leader at Lincoln H.S. while Paul played trumpet in the school’s marching band. The two Lincoln High classmates now see each other every Thursday, as Sherry attends Paul’s big band rehearsals and she still grooves to the swinging numbers that were played by Count Basie and other famous name bands of that era. Paul played ‘Lead’ trumpet in the Basie Band for five years; he also played lead trumpet in the renowned Dorsey Brothers Orchestra – among many other popular dance and Latin bands of that unique and wonderful, ‘Golden Age’ of the Big Bands. Paul at age 94, still takes his turn at playing his familiar trumpet solos, while Sherry who is ageless, captures his performances on her smart-phone camera. Time flies when you stay busy living your life. Sincerely Mort Kuff
The Brooklyn Bridge for Sale??? Dear Editor: The talk we keep hearing from the Lakewood developers and builders is that we need higher density to give our own people an opportunity to buy homes. This in my opinion is hypocritical because by increasing density they are NOT giving locals any opportunity. Locals cannot afford the prices that are being asked. These homes are being built solely for the Brooklyn crowd and they are priced as such. They are playing the not enough housing game and then charging north of $600,000 which for Brooklyn people is a steal (a. 3500 sq ft home with more than a 2x2 of grass in front). I'm not anti-growth but by time the de-
velopers are done, Lakewood at 5pm will make the GWB look like a racing track. Secondly buyers from Brooklyn are not aware that currently there are over 5000 basements available for rent. Buyers are being told that they can rely on the basement rental income to be steady, when the facts are to the contrary. That's why the buyers prefer to sell to out of town individuals who are not aware of the situation. Lakewood is a great place to call home, but before you buy in Lakewood, make sure they are not selling you the Brooklyn Bridge! Sincerely, Mrs. Ida Miller
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The Geo-Political Ramifications of Trump's Visit to the Middle East By: Dr. Mordechai Kedar who spent a good deal of time Middle Eastern hosts are afraid demarcation of each one's areas conference of leaders of Islam-
f there are no last minute changes, President Trump will be embarking on a trip to the Middle East that includes Israel, the PA and Saudi Arabia. The trip has a very tight schedule because those planning it at each stop are trying to cram as many events, places and people as they possibly can into the time allotted for the President's visit. In the nature of things, there will be long lines of people who want to shake hands with the important visitor, the most powerful man in the world. Each one of them is confident that Trump will remember the one sentence he manages to slip in between the shoves of those who are next in line and the elbows of the security detail protecting Trump from all angles. Trump's speechwriters are putting in long hours to prepare suitable texts for each stop and its audience, hoping the listeners will take his words to heart. One thing is certain, a week after Trump's visit, he won't remember a word of the texts he read out loud. A week? That long? I must be an incurable optimist. Everyone knows that Trump himself knows very little about the Middle East's problems and hasn't the slightest idea where to find a solution for them and how to go about doing so, especially when compared to the presidents who preceded him,
learning the problems involved and put much wasted effort into attempting to find solutions for them. The 100 days of Trump's presidency presented the world with a leader imbued with a feeling of power, who acts according to his own instincts and whose reactions are not predictable. As I write these lines, Trump has fired the head of the FBI and my heart tells me that this was not the result of a long, carefully considered analysis of the situation. Israel plans an itinerary including Yad Vashem, the Western Wall, the President's House, Massada and a dinner with the Prime Minister for the honored guest. The itinerary is filled with symbolism, focused on Jerusalem, on ancient and recent Jewish history, and is intended to strengthen Trump's consciousness of the connection between the Jewish nation and its capital city and homeland - and the need for the world and the USA in particular to protect this connection and strengthen it. Naturally, it is impossible to include lengthy, deep discussions in a trip of this brief duration, and anyway, it is doubtful Trump has spent a significant amount of time discussing the problems of the Middle East with real seriousness. Not one of his advisors has professional expertise or experience regarding the Middle East, so the results are liable to be superficial at best. The one thing all Trump's
of is a combination of three factors: One is Trump's businessman's way of thinking that leads him to want to close a deal at any price, even at the expense of things that are of utmost importance to his partners. The second is his characteristic use of power when dealing with
of responsibility. I think that at each of Trump's stops, his hosts are preparing themselves for a guest who may present ideas with which they disagree, but whose ideas they will listen to without making their opinions obvious so as not to lose his and his advisors'
Trump is supposed to be the guest of honor at a conference of leaders of Islamic nations, called to discuss the extremism that has enveloped Arab and Islamic society and suggest ways of coping with this phenomenon.
friends and enemies, and the third is the impulsivity his actions reflect, a trait that raises doubts about the effectivity of the solutions he might suggest. In this kind of situation, especially taking into account his lack of knowledge and experience of the Middle East, his advisors become increasingly important, especially in their relations with one another and the
good will. They are preparing presentations that he will enjoy, speeches he will be pleased to hear, anything to prevent his getting angry if his plans are not carried out the way he wants them to be - and the probability of that is rather high. The most extreme example of this will probably occur in Saudi Arabia. Trump is supposed to be the guest of honor at a
ic nations, called to discuss the extremism that has enveloped Arab and Islamic society and suggest ways of coping with this phenomenon. Trump's motivation for getting involved in the problem of Islamic radicalization stems from his gut - and on the mark - feeling that the radical hostility towards current regimes in Islamic countries may turn against the USA, which is a friend and ally of these regimes. That happened in the early years of this century - notably the 9/11 attack by Bin Laden and al Qaeda - and that is how it has continued up to the present. The problem facing Trump and the conference is that in the background there is the growing tension between the Saudis, representing the Sunnis, and Iran, which represents the Shiites, and the horrific wars being waged by these two antagonists in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The only way the Saudis and other Sunni countries can deal with Iran without a direct and terrible war against that country is through the Sunni Salafist groups, such as those operating in Syria and Iraq, who are fighting Iran and its allies - Hezbollah, Assad and Russia. How can the American president deal with an Iran which is constantly increasing its armaments and power, without recourse to the "extremist" organizations funded by Saudi Arabia? This is where the possibility of "boots on the ground" arises,
At each of Trump's stops, his hosts are preparing themselves for a guest who may present ideas with which they disagree, but whose ideas they will listen to meaning that American troops will be sent to the Jihadi fields of the Middle East in order to advance America's security interests, while at the present time there are already American soldiers in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and for all we know, in other regions at war. Trump needs the cooperation of the Islamic countries for US operations against two Islamist powers, ISIS and Iran. The problem is that this contains an internal paradox: Shiite Iran has the most to gain from the elimination of ISIS, a Sunni force, and its destruction will allow Iran to return the areas in Syria conquered by ISIS in 2014 to its ally, Assad, In addition, the Saudis have been and still are the main supporters of ISIS - behind the scenes, of course. This is why, in Riyadh, Trump will listen gravely, by way of earphones, to the speeches of leaders who are all united against "extremism and terror" while simultaneously, some of them are funding (and not only funding) those very same organizations against which they speak in that See The Geo-Political , page 36
How Does Election-Rigging Work in Iran? By: Reza Shafiee
round the time of Iran’s presidential elections, for as far back as the first round in 1980, vote-rigging has not been unusual. Ever since the regime’s founding father Ruhollah Khomeini took power, a pattern was set to “select” a man for the job with the blessing of powerhouses such as the Supreme Leader’s establishment and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Guardianship of Jurisprudence (Vali-ye faqih), or, the Supreme Leadership, does not in any form or shape have much respect for elections as they are seen in normal democracies, because the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei considers people as "his sheep" lost in the world and in desperate need of guidance. He said recently that we have to show the world our popularity at home and remind them that we ‘respond to our enemies with people’s turnout and show their will and desire for supporting the Islamic Republic.’ They came up with a solution to couple some form of election with their “selection” process: engineering the elections. The electoral process in Iran goes through many steps before reaching Election Day. Passing the vetting process As in any other dictatorship, power struggles among the fighting factions within the regime have to be settled. From
the early days, a term popped up in Iran’s word dictionary for politics and that is “insiders,” referring to individuals who are considered loyal to the fabric of the regime; individuals with absolutely proven devotion to Khamenei. To make it airtight, the mullahs have employed a vetting mechanism called the Guardian Council (GC), consisting of 12 men, all directly or indirectly chosen by none other than the Supreme Leader himself. In this election, as opposed to earlier ones, the council claimed to have vetted all 1600 candidates overnight and came up with six frontrunners. For those who have closely observed how the mullahs have cooked elections in the past, it is not that hard to figure out this year’s plan of action: a split right in the middle, with three candidates from Khamenei’s faction and three from Hassan Rouhani’s side. No doubt Khamenei would prefer none other than his protégé, Ebrahim Raisi, a close confidante, to be the next president. Raisi ran Astan Quds Razavi, the wealthiest charity foundation in charge of Iran’s holiest shrine in Mashhad, northwestern Iran. However, considering his role in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members and supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in the summer of 1988, he may run into problems with the rival camp’s
stonewalling if they decide to pressure his weak spot. It is highly unlikely since Rouhani and his gang have, no doubt, the same blood on their hands. Rouhani’s track record is not any cleaner than that of Raisi’s when it comes to crackdowns
debate on April 29, a new, somewhat suppressing, disclosure surfaced when Tehran’s mayor said: “Four percent of Iranians have everything while the other 96 percent are deprived of everything.” Rouhani had his Senior Vice
Ever since the regime’s founding father Ruhollah Khomeini (pictured above) took power, a pattern was set to “select” a man for the job with the blessing of powerhouses such as the Supreme Leader’s establishment and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC
and using a heavy hand when dealing with dissidents. In his current term as president, 3,000 executions have been recorded. Iran ranks fifth in the world for imprisoning journalists. Over 10 million Iranians live under the absolute poverty line, according to Tehran’s mayor. And in the most recent presidential
President Eshaq Jahangiri register with him just in case the GC disqualifies him. The other two vetted candidates have absolutely no significance and are there just to put on a show. They are former culture minister Mostafa Mirsalim and former vice president Mostafa Hashemitaba. Voters’s role in Iran’s elections
As opposed to regular ways of encouraging the voters to register and vote on Election Day, the mullahs use special tools to guarantee the turnout to the regime’s satisfaction to cook elections to their liking. One such famous tool is none other than Iran’s identification card system. These are booklets, and each time an eligible voter show up at the polling station, his ID booklet is stamped. The stamp on the booklet is a ticket to a hassle-free life for average citizens in Iran since it helps with getting a job, enrolling in a higher education institution, getting a raise in pay from a government entity, and is simply not to be questioned. The stamp helps a great deal in Iran. Another tool is the state-run media, and on the top of the list is certainly state-run television, which constantly advertises the Supreme Leader and the IRGC’s candidate. Distributing goods among mostly lower class citizens with a great need of food in today’s economy is another tactic used by the candidates to buy votes. Raisi has already cashed in and has handed out tons of sugar and flour to needy people in Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran. Female voters experience a more relaxed time in the days before elections. To buy their votes, security forces turn down the heat a few notches on women not observing the strict dress code. The relaxation does not last for long, and as soon as elec-
As opposed to regular ways of encouraging the voters to register and vote on Election Day, the mullahs use special tools to guarantee the turnout to the regime’s satisfaction to cook elections to their liking. tions are over, it is once again business as usual and women face the same inhuman treatment. What they wear would again be an issue and there would be no difference between “reformist” Rouhani and “hardliner” Raisi. Let us not forget that in the early days, right after the 1979 Revolution, it was Rouhani who issued the first directive for female government employees to show up for work wearing what he described as Islamic dress. And the final episode of the election play is to unleash the paramilitary Basij Forces, a suppressive wing of the IRGC, on election day to use expired ID cards belonging to the deceased and fill the ballot boxes with fake votes in the polling stations in favor of the Supreme Leader’s candidate. According to Iran’s police chief, Brig. Gen. Hossein Ashtari, ‘300,000 IRGC members will be deployed to secure the ballot boxes.’ In a simple comparison to France's presSee How Does Election-Rigging , page 37
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The Left’s Shameless Hypocrisy on the Firing of the FBI Director By: Daniel Greenfield
efore the election, Nancy Pelosi had hinted that Hillary would fire FBI Director James Comey. "Maybe he's not in the right job," the House Dem leader had coyly suggested. "I think that we have to just get through this election and just see what the casualties are along the way." The FBI Director was at risk of becoming a “casualty” over his handling of the Hillary investigation. There was no outrage and no front page editorials at the New York Times and the Washington Post. No comparisons to Watergate or calls for an investigation. A top Dem suggesting that the FBI Director would have to leave because he was investigating another top Dem was just “good government.” And there would have been none of the hypocritical media outcry if the election had gone another way and Comey were being told to pack his bags by President Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager had also hinted that Comey might have to step down because of his bias against Hillary. Now he claims that Trump’s firing of Comey “terrifies” him. After Comey’s letter, Schumer had declared, “I do not have confidence in him any longer.” That is what top government officials say before demanding someone’s job. But now Schum-
er is outraged. "If we don't get a special prosecutor, every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire #Comey was part of a cover-up," he tweeted. Were the Dem calls for Comey to resign also part of a cover-up? Harry Reid had called on Comey to resign. Congressman Steve Cohen even wrote an oped titled, “For the Sake of the FBI, Comey Should Resign.” Now he touts Comey as a recipient for the Profiles in Courage award and accuses Trump of firing him because Comey “threatened his presidency.” From Comey must go for investigating Hillary to Comey must get an award for investigating Trump. Did Cohen want Comey to resign then because he threatened Hillary Clinton’s presidency? The incoherently official position of the Dems is that Comey should have been forced out for investigating Hillary. But that Trump shouldn’t be allowed to fire him because that’s a cover-up. Democrats should be able to get rid of inconvenient FBI directors any time they please. And if Hillary had won, it wouldn’t have been the first time that President Clinton fired an FBI Director. The last president to send an FBI Director packing was Bill Clinton. The firing of Director Sessions was widely supported by the media even though the
found in his briefcase included the phrase, "The FBI lied in their report to the AG." The FBI was quickly brought in on the investigation. Foster had been closely involved in the scandal. Vince Foster's death and Bill Clinton's nomination of Freeh as the new FBI Director had to compete for space on the front page of the Washington Post. Floyd Clarke, the acting director whom Sessions had blamed for” pushing him out, briefed Freeh on Foster’s death. But the media found no problem with President Clinton firing the FBI Director. It took his justification for the firing at face value, but it insists on ascribing dark motives to Trump. "Mr. Comey’s breathtakingly rash and irresponsible decision," the New York Times had breathlessly editorialized during the campaign, "had undermine(d) the American people’s trust in After Comey’s letter, Schumer had declared, “I do not have the nation’s top law enforcement confidence in him any longer.” That is what top government agencies.” Now it has a splashy officials say before demanding someone’s job. But now front page linking Comey’s firSchumer is outraged. "If we don't get a special prosecutor, ing to Watergate. every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire “Many hear echoes of Water#Comey was part of a cover-up," he tweeted. gate,” the Times editorializes. Then Bill Clinton won and same month that Clinton fired “The immediate echo: ‘Saturday the FBI was up to its ears both Sessions, the White House re- Night Massacre,” the Washingdoing the dirty work for Hillary leased a report on the propriety ton Post echoes on its own front in the travel office scandal and of its own actions. It was against page. Can you hear the echo? It’s investigating the scandal. The this corrupt background that the echo of a media echo chamClintons had bypassed the Jus- the FBI Director was fired. Director Sessions was fired on ber repeating its lies to itself. tice Department to get the FBI The Post had gone from to target travel office employees July 19, 1993. On the next day, and secure a position for their Deputy White House Counsel headlines like "Comey misstatfriends and relatives. They ille- Vince Foster was found dead in ed key Clinton email evidence at gally obtained FBI files on their a Washington D.C. park. A note hearing" and "James Comey just early Clinton scandals had already bumped up against the FBI. Like Comey, the media had initially backed Sessions on the hope that he would hurt Bush. And indeed, on Sessions’ watch, the FBI had tried to entrap the head of President Bush’s Texas campaign.
targets and on hundreds of Republicans under false pretenses. The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee would later produce a report accusing the White House of politicizing the FBI. The FBI had been investigating its own contacts with the White House. The
stepped in it, big time" to "Firing FBI director Comey is already backfiring" and "If Trump fired Comey over Russia, he must go". As in 1984, we have always been at war with Eastasia. "This man's position at the FBI is no longer tenable #FireComey," Keith Olbermann had declared last year. Now he's demanding President Trump's impeachment for firing Comey. Dana Milbank, the Post’s answer to Keith Olbermann, screeched earlier that Comey had “single-handedly caused Donald Trump to win the presidency.” Now he’s ranting, “Trump like Nixon will fall.” Before the Comey letter, he was insisting, “Republican attacks on Comey undermine the rule of law”. Attacking Comey undermines the rule of law. Unless the FBI is investigating Hillary and then undermining the rule of law is a wonderful thing. And we should all attack Comey. The media’s response to Comey radically changed based on whether he was investigating Hillary or Trump. And any official who attempts to navigate these tricky currents will face the same whiplash. Milbank is already ranting that Rod “Rosenstein, who had a sterling reputation when he was confirmed two weeks ago, instantly turned himself into a Trump stooge.” Last year, he See The Left’s Shameless , page 36
Academic Malfeasance: U. of Arkansas Disinvites Prominent Scholar By: Winfield Myers
rector Thomas Paradise to can- distribution at the symposium." cel Chesler's appearance. They To complete their virtue signalhe latest speaker to be were joined by a dean—the ing, a statement would be read "disinvited" from an emails point to Arts and Scienc- "condemning Islamophobia and American college is es Dean Todd G. Shields as the bigotry, and affirming [MEST's] prominent feminist likely suspect—who threatened commitment to gender justice scholar Phyllis Chesler, whose to cancel the symposium and and diversity." Chesler was charged with "Isparticipation in a University freeze funding for the Middle of Arkansas, Fayetteville, sym- East Studies Program (MEST), a lamophobia," a verbal weapon posium on honor killing earli- unit of the King Fahd Center, if created to question the emotional stability of its targets and er this month was nixed days Chesler spoke. before the event. Behind the cancellation lies a sordid tale involving faculty machinations, threats from a dean, and at least one shattered window. Together, these events offer a case study on the intellectual and moral corruption of academe. Chesler is an emerita professor of psychology and women's studies at the City University of New York whose pioneering scholarship exposed the horrors of honor killing, forced marriages, and other brutalities women suffer in Muslim lands and beyond. She was invited to deliver a lunchtime lecture on "World- Behind the cancellation of Professor Phyllis Chesler lies a sordid wide Trends in Honor Killings" tale involving faculty machinations, threats from a dean, and at at a conference on "Violence in least one shattered window. the Name of Honor: ConfrontThe professorial trio plotted silence all criticism of Islam ing and Responding to Honor Killings and Forced Marriage to isolate and besmirch Chesler, rather than advance debate. Its in the West" on April 13-14, co- should their efforts to disinvite use against Chesler, herself a sponsored by the law school and her fail. The three demanded psychologist, is not the last irony the Saudi-funded King Fahd that a "qualified" speaker—i.e., of this episode. Some opponents also reCenter for Middle East Studies. one who disagreed with her— Emails obtained by Campus follow Chesler's remarks, that sorted to violence to silence an Watch (CW) from university MEST "publicly withdraw its outspoken opponent of violence personnel who requested an- sponsorship," and that it provide against women. According to onymity show that early on copies of "Islamophobia Is Rac- emails dated April 7, a window the morning of April 7, a triad ism," a flagrantly biased, pro-Is- was "shattered" at the private of professors – Joel Gordon, lamist bibliography "created by a home of Fahd Center director Mohja Kahf, and Ted R. Swe- collective of academics inspired Paradise to further intimidate denburg – pressured Center di- by the Ferguson syllabus, for him into cancelling Chesler's
lecture. A faculty email that day states "the insurance co will replace it [the broken window] without a formal police report too which makes it all easier." How much easier is made clear by the fact that despite this firsthand account obtained by CW, the University of Arkansas Police and the Fayetteville Police Department informed CW that
Islamic supremacism, opposition to women's rights, hostility toward America, and anti-Semitism—on campuses nationwide. That Islamists played a role in cancelling Chesler's talk is revealed in a professor's April 7 email stating that he anticipated "campus Muslim organizations would get involved" and "a Muslim RSO [Registered
"Islamophobic," but precisely because her work undermines the Wahhabi-funded cult of victimology. By its tenets, because all Muslims are victims of Western colonialism and prejudice, no exposure of systemic social problems in Muslim societies— including the brutal slaughter of women—can be allowed, much less supported.
Left to right: Joel Gordon, Mohja Kahf, and Ted R. Swedenburg.
there are no records of broken windows either at Paradise's house or at a university building. No report filed means no investigation, no paper trail, and no publicity—smart moves if the goal is to shield the university from bad news rather than apprehend the perpetrator(s). The university has a chapter of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), a Saudi-founded organization that promotes Islamist propaganda—including
Student Organization] might be involved too." Later that day the same professor emailed a colleague that things were "getting heated," "really getting ugly and complicated," and that "it is getting ugly and they are rallying." That bigotry triumphed in Fayetteville last week. Chesler's scholarship exposing the horrific crimes of honor killings and forced marriages sank her invitation not because she's
An iron triangle of politicized professors, pusillanimous deans, and petrodollars won the day in Arkansas, a triangle that must be broken for freewheeling debate to be restored at American universities. (MIDDLE EAST FORUM)
Winfield Myers is director of academic affairs at the Middle East Forum and director of Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.
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MAY 19, 2017
World Jewish Congress Publishes New Book that Chronicles its 80-Year-Long History Edited by: JV Staff
orld Jewish Congress publishes new book chronicling its 80-year-
long history A new book chronicling the history of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), the umbrella organization of Jewish communities across the globe, has been released to the public and is now available for purchase on Amazon. The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 details the dramatic diplomatic efforts and achievements of this preeminent international Jewish organization, from its founding in Geneva 80 years ago through the present. In his foreword, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder writes that “this book reminds us not only what the WJC did in the past, but why the Jewish people need this vital
A. Bush, Suzanne Rutland, Zohar Segev, and Gregory J. Wallance; Monsignor Pier Francesco Fumagalli, vice prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan; Natan Lerner, professor of law emeritus at IDC Herzliya; Gregg J. Rickman, who led the US Senate Banking Committee’s examination of Swiss banks and their treatment of Holocaust-era assets during and after World War II; Eli M. Rosenbaum, longtime head of the US Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations; and Evelyn Sommer, chairperson of the WJC’s North American Section. The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 (ISBN 978-09969361-1-8; $36) is edited by WJC General Counsel Menachem Z. Rosensaft.
organization now more than ever and will continue to need it in the future.” Among the episodes chronicled in the anthology are the WJC’s multifaceted rescue efforts during the years of the Holocaust; its pioneering role in crafting the groundbreaking Jewish-Catholic dialogue that fundamentally and profoundly changed the relationship between the Jewish people and the Vatican; its role in providing invaluable assistance to the prosecutors at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg; its high-level diplomatic negotiations that enabled Jews from Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria to emigrate to Israel, France, and elsewhere during the 1950s and 1960s; its exposure of Kurt Waldheim’s Nazi past; and its leadership of the international efforts to force Swiss banks to disgorge more than one billion dollars they had wrongfully
In his foreword, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder (pictured above) writes that “this book reminds us not only what the WJC did in the past, but why the Jewish people need this vital organization now more than ever and will continue to need it in the future.”
About the World Jewish Congress
ganization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries The World Jewish Congress to governments, parliaments (WJC) is the international or- and international organizations.
The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 (ISBN 978-0-9969361-1-8; $36) is edited by WJC General Counsel Menachem Z. Rosensaft.
The World Jewish Congress provided invaluable assistance to the prosecutors at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in the years after the Holocaust
withheld from Jewish Holocaust victims and their heirs. The book also details the World Jewish Congress’ critical hand in fighting the UN’s resolution that equated Zionism and racism; its focus in preserving the historical integrity of the site of the Auschwitz death camp; its efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry; its attitude toward Jews living in post-Holocaust Ger-
many; and its work to bring the perpetrators of terrorist bombings in Buenos Aires to justice. In the book’s concluding chapters, WJC CEO Robert R. Singer describes the activities of the World Jewish Congress today, and Ambassador Lauder lays out his vision of the Jewish future. Contributors include historians Michael Brenner, Jonathan
The World Jewish Congress played a leadership role in the international efforts to force Swiss banks to disgorge more than one billion dollars they had wrongfully withheld from Jewish Holocaust victims and their heirs.
“Once@9:53am: Terror in Buenos Aires” – The Camera is Mightier than the Pen By: Rabbi Jack Riemer Do you know what a fotonovela is? I didn’t either until I read “Once@9:53am: Terror in Buenos Aires,” a fascinating book whose new English edition was published in October 2016. If there are other books in this genre that are as mesmerizing as this one, I certainly want to read more. And now the book has renewed relevance, thanks to the recent reopening of an investigation into former Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s alleged covering up of Iran’s role in the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center, an attack that killed 85 people and injured hundreds more. The moment was 9:53 a.m. July l8, 1994, when a truck drove up to AMIA center—the major Jewish institution in Buenos Aires—and set off explosives. Nobody has ever been arrested for this crime, which is widely believed to have been perpetrated by Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists. The Jewish community and the people of Argentina have not yet recovered from the trauma of this awful event. How do you describe what that day was like in words? Marcelo Brodsky, a very talented photographer, and Ilan Stavans, a scholar of Latin-American Jewish life, enable us to understand what happened that day in a book that is part documentary, part chronicle and part fiction. Minute by minute, Brodsky takes us through the three hours that led up to 9:53 that morning. El Once, the Buenos Aires neighborhood where the AMIA center was located, consisted of shops and run-down houses—something like what the East Side of Manhattan must have looked like a couple of generations ago. All kinds of ethnic groups lived side by side there: Koreans, Poles, Peruvians, Armenians, Russians, Germans, Chinese and Jews. Even some ex-Nazis to whom the Juan Perón government gave a home in Argentina probably lived in El Once, bumping into their former victims on the crowded streets, with neither
“Once@9:53am: Terror in Buenos Aires;” by Ilan Stavans and Marcelo Brodsky; Penn State University Press (October 2016); 136 pages; ISBN: 978-0-271-07718-5.
group ever acknowledging the other. Brodsky takes his camera and walks the streets of El Once starting at 7 a.m., and reproduces what the neighborhood must have felt like that day. He enables us to watch as the stores open, as the blinds come down, as people hustle across the streets on their way to work, as life returns to the area after a night of quiet. He lets us listen in to the small talk that storekeepers, garbage collectors, customers and young people on their way to work exchange with each other as the day begins. To the average viewer, the people on the street seem to make up a faceless crowd, but Brodsky’s camera catches them in close-ups and enables us to see
them as individuals: this one old, this one young, this one looking tense, this one looking happy, this one on the way to his yeshiva, this one on the way back from his night out. We see these people stop and browse at the newspaper stands. All the front-page news is about yesterday’s soccer game, and nobody has any idea what’s about to happen will be tomorrow’s front-page news. Brodsky sees a blonde woman dressed in a red suit, walking with three men who seem out of place, and for some reason he is attracted to her. He follows her, clicking away at her with his camera. She and the three men walking with her are annoyed that Brodsky is taking pictures of them, and they try to get away from him by darting in and out of some stores on the street, but he keeps pursuing them. Only three hours later will Brodsky realize who they are and why they are so eager to avoid him and his camera, but by then, it will be too late. The photographer stops to schmooze with a young religious girl who is carrying some balloons, and he tries to explain what photography is all about. He tells her that he puts his eye behind the camera, and lets it carry him along, revealing the hidden treasures that it sees. He tells her sometimes he does not see the hidden treasures until he develops the film. Throughout the morning, Brodsky keeps stopping to point his camera whenever he sees something significant. He has taken more than 200 pictures so far, but still does not know whether they add up to one coherent story or whether they are only records of casual encounters. He still keeps looking for the blonde woman and the three men, but they are nowhere to be seen. At 9:32 a.m., they find him. The three young men jump him and beat him. They take his camera and throw it into the back of a garbage truck, and they run off, leaving him on the ground. At 9:53 a.m., the explosion goes off, and the world changes forever for those who are killed, for those who are wounded and for those who knew the
victims. The explosion smashed into the souls, if not into the bodies, of the loved ones of these casualties, into the hearts of people who live in Mexico, Miami, Moscow, Berlin, Tel Aviv and who knows where else. The fotonovela ends with these matter-of-fact words: “Eighty-five people died that day; more than 300 people were injured; the perpetrators were never captured; and the camera that saw the killers and that saw so much else that day remains lost.” That last phrase is so tantalizing. Who knows? If that camera had not been lost, it might have identified the killers and led to their apprehension. Or, as Ilan Stavans makes clear in the afterword to this book, perhaps it would not have changed anything, because the Argentine government—politically and economically aligned with Iran—might not have looked at the pictures or cared about what they showed. Nobody who reads this book will remain unaffected by the story that it tells. It gives a measure of immortality to those who died in the AMIA Jewish center attack that day. And it teaches us the enormous power of the camera to expose the truth. I never understood this before, but the camera evidently is even mightier than the pen. When you read this book and look at these photographs, you cannot help but think of all the terrorist incidents that have occurred since that day in Buenos Aires. You think of Nice and of Berlin, where trucks hurtled down the streets killing innocent people who happened to be in their path. You think of San Bernardino and of Orlando, where terrorists opened fire on people who were at an office party or at a nightclub. You think of Ankara, where the Russian ambassador was shot while dedicating an exhibit at an art gallery, or of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where obscene acts like these have occurred so often—at bus stops and in cafés, at train stations and in airports. You realize this is a book that all of us need to read and study, so that we never get accustomed to atrocities and never take them for granted. (JNS.ORG)
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Photographic Exhibit of Holocaust Survivors Living in NYC at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Edited by: JV Staff
he second phase of monumental installation, Eyewitness by photojournalist B.A. Van Sise was unveiled at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Wednesday, May 10. The current installation consists of 20 photographs of Holocaust survivors who live in New York City at large scale (between 4 and 13 feet high) filling the windows of the Museum’s façade. Phase 2 will consist of 11 portraits that will be placed in windows on the third floor opposite James Carpenter’s Reflection Passage, a permanent installation that provides a contemplative space as people move through the Museum.
For B.A. Van Sise, photographing these portraits has been life-changing. “In a 15-year career as a photojournalist, this has possibly been the single hardest assignment I have ever taken on,” said Van Sise. “I chat with the subjects, listening to their stories, and I end up carrying part of their lives within me, after I leave. I was an elementary school teacher in a previous life, and many of the survivors were roughly the age of the first graders I used to teach, when they went through the Holocaust. Meeting these people, you realize: they Toby Levy was born in Chodorow,
1941 the Germans invaded Soviet-occupied Poland and a few months later Jews were forced into ghettos. In fall 1942 her family went into hiding. The family was taken in by a Polish woman who had been a customer in her father’s fabric store. They remained hidden in a barn until June 1944, when they were liberated by the Red Army. The family came to the United States 1949. Today, she volunteers her time as a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
near Lvov, Poland in 1933. She grew up in an Orthodox family. In spring 1941 the Germans invaded Sovietoccupied Poland and a few months later Jews were forced into ghettos. In fall 1942 her family went into hiding.
Maximilian Lerner was born in 1924 in Vienna, Austria.
were never children.” Lyubov Abramovich is originally from Slonim, Poland.
Bios of four survivors featured in Eyewitness:
Photojournalist B.A. Van Sise spent the past year photographing 31 Holocaust survivors who are part of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau and Gallery Educators. Eyewitness brings Holocaust survivors into the community with the Museum’s first public art installation. The individual history of each survivor will be available on the Museum’s website and a printed pamphlet available at the Museum. “These images honor the indomitable spirit of Holocaust survivors,” said Museum President and CEO Michael S. Glickman. “As New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget, Eyewitness presents a striking visual narrative featuring individual experiences of the Holocaust nearly 80 years later.”
Lyubov Abramovich is originally from Slonim, Poland. This area later became Belorussia. During the Holocaust, she lost her husband, their only son, and her entire family in a massacre. This nightmare led her to flee to the forest and join the partisans in August 1942. Lyuba fought as a soldier in all the battles of her brigade, and also helped to care for the wounded. For one of her missions, she organized a group of seven women partisans (including herself) to blow up a train. By the end of the war, she had helped to derail 18 enemy troop trains. For her bravery she was awarded the Red Star and the Fatherland War Medal. After the war, Lyuba testified in trials of the war crimes of the Regional Kommisar and the Chief of Police from Slonim. Today, she volunteers her time as a
member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Maximillian Lerner was born in 1924 in Vienna. After Max was expelled from school, the family fled to Paris. After a year of challenges, they secured visas to the United States and in April 1941, they arrived safely in NY. At 18, Mr. Lerner enlisted in the U.S. Army knowing he would eventually be drafted. He was eager to be involved in the war. Because of his language skills, he was assigned to the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie in Maryland. Almost a year after volunteering for service, Mr. Lerner became an American citizen, which he says was the proudest day of his life. He was recruited into the Office of Strategic Services and served as a translator in France for Allied forces. In Germany, Mr. Lerner served as an interrogator for the Army’s counterintelligence corps while still engaging in secret missions for the OSS. He was a special agent with a confidential rank. Today, Mr. Lerner is an author and a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Toby Levy was born in Chodorow, near Lvov, Poland in 1933. She grew up in an Orthodox family. In spring
Sol Rosenkranz is originally from Krošniewice, Poland.
Sol Rosenkranz is originally from Krošniewice, Poland. While living in the ghetto at Krosniewice, Mr. Rosenkranz managed to prevent members of his family from going to a concentration camp by convincing five gentile families in his city to each hide one of his family members. While Mr. Rosenkranz and his brother were working in a labor camp, however, he learned that the rest of his family was being transported to a death camp. Mr. Rosenkranz worked near the rail line and many of the Jews being transported would throw notes out of the car window in the hope that someone would be able to give their family the message; Mr. Rosenkranz received this type of note. Eventually, he and his brother were transported to different concentration camps. Mr. Rosenkranz was in six camps—two in Poland, two in Germany, and two in Czechoslovakia. He found his cousin while in Buchenwald and after being transported to several
camps, they were eventually liberated in Terezin. Only one of his brothers survived the camps. He is a former Gallery Educator and member of the Speakers Bureau of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
A frequent contributor to the Village Voice, and one of the world's busiest travel photographers, B.A. Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, and his work has previously appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, Time Out New York, and the Orlando Sun-Sentinel.
About B.A. Van Sise A frequent contributor to the Village Voice, and one of the world's busiest travel photographers, Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, and his work has previously appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, Time Out New York, and the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and a National Press Photographer's Association award-winner. He holds one degree from Fordham University for Visual Arts and another for Modern Languages: a polyglot, he is fluent or conversational in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Russian, with some Hebrew as well. In his free time, he is a military reservist, a certified yacht skipper and a qualified sport pilot.
Oral History Series Looks at Jewish Neighborhoods Across America Yiddish Book Center Project Honors Jewish American Heritage Month Edited by: JV Staff
he Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month with a special video series that looks at the culture and customs of Jewish communities across the United States. Throughout the month of May, the project is featuring ex-
cerpts from oral history interviews highlighting the history, culture, and personal stories of those communities. The Jewish Neighborhood series began with a look at Philadelphia, including memories of the city’s rag shops and Jewish groceries, a Yiddish radio station in West Philadelphia, and the shuls that were housed in the distinctive row houses of South Philadelphia.
West Philadelphia Jewish Community Center, circa 1940
The series will also look at Jewish communities in Boston and Washington, D.C., as well as Jewish farms around the country. Among those interviewed are klezmer musician and ethnomusicologist Hankus Netsky, who discussed Jewish culture in his native Philadelphia; the late actor Leonard Nimoy, who recalled growing up in a Jewish neighborhood in Boston; and poet Helena Lipstadt, who remembered the difficult transition her urban parents faced when they immigrated to a rural farming community in the U.S. “When people think of American Jewish communities, they
Near 4th and Bainbridge Streets. Jewish South Philadelphia
often think of New York first. We love New York, but we were excited about the chance to highlight some of the stories from “When people think other Jewish communities we’ve of American Jewish communities, they often collected over the years,” said Christa Whitney, director of the think of New York first. We love New York, but we Wexler Oral History Project. “We hope this series will help were excited about the chance to highlight some people find something a little difof the stories from other ferent or new about Jewish and Jewish communities we’ve Yiddish-speaking communities collected over the years,” around the United States.” The series can be viewed on
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the Yiddish Book Center’s website (yiddishbookcenter.org). A full collection of interview excerpts about Jewish neighborhoods can be viewed on the Center’s YouTube channel. The Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of interviews with more than 700 people—writers and musicians, scholars and students, native Yiddish speakers and cultural activists—about their family histories, involvement with Yiddish language and culture, Jewish identity, and the transmission of
culture and values across generations and communities. The project was recently awarded a $170,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. About: The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. It is a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
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Where Does France’s New President Stand on Radical Islam? By: Leslie Shaw
hile the vast majority of Muslim voters supported left-wing candidates Benoît Hamon and JeanLuc Melenchon in the first round of the French presidential election, Islamic organizations in France were unanimous in calling on their followers to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round which was held on May 7. This is not surprising since Marine Le Pen made the threat of radical Islam one of the main issues in her campaign. Nevertheless, President-elect Macron’s policy on radical Islam merits close examination. The key to understanding Macron’s view on Islam is a statement he made during an interview on RTL radio on October 5, 2016: “In France no monotheistic religion poses a problem.” Macron believes that Islam is fully compatible with the secular values of the French Republic. This is confirmed in his election manifesto, which states that “the place of Islam, the second religion practiced in contemporary France, does not require a revision of the 1905 law that laid the foundations of French secularism.” For Macron, the principle of secularism is not to exclude religion from public life, but to guarantee freedom to practice all religions, albeit within cer-
tain limits such as the maintenance of public order and the efficient operation of public services. He does not regard the Islamic veil as a problem, since “at least two thirds of Muslim women” do not wear it. He is in favor of maintaining the ban on the veil in schools, but is against banning it in universities.
Islam in the Public Sector Users of public services should be free to manifest their religious convictions and this liberty should extend to public spaces including beaches, an obvious reference to the burkini controversy that shook France in the summer of 2016. In an interview with Ouest France in September 2016, he declared that it was “a remarkable failure to see police officers arrive on a beach and, in the name of secularism, ask a woman not to wear a burkini.”
to proselytism, that French managers in both the public and private sectors have to face on a daily basis: wearing of religious garments, individual and collective praying during breaks and on the job, unauthorized absence and underperformance during Ramadan, refusal to carry out tasks, refusal to work with or take instructions from women and colleagues of a different religion, demands for leave of absence and scheduling accommodation.
jective of this organization will be to “foster a modern Islam in our contemporary society.”
Homegrown Imams The funds managed by the federation will be used to build new mosques, renovate existing ones and pay for the education of French Imams, leading to a university degree. For Macron, the spread of radical Islam in France is due to the lack of homegrown Imams and the presence of 300 or so Imams The vast majority of Muslim voters in France supported left-wing candidates Benoît Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon (pictured above) in the first round of the French presidential election
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As for the private sector, Islamic organizations in France were unanimous in calling on he advocates that companies their followers to vote for Emmanuel Macron (pictured above) in should be guided by the princi- the second round which was held on May 7. ple of religious freedom and that the “peaceful expression of personal convictions” should not be confused with “proselytism, aggressive or otherwise, which has no place at work.” This vague and non-committal policy does not seem to be sufficient to tackle the multitude of problems, in addition
On the question of Islamic terrorism, Macron proposes the creation of a centralized agency to process intelligence data and dedicated prisons for returning jihadists
The MDF (Muslims of France) holds an annual rally at Le Bourget that attracts tens of thousands and Tariq Ramadan (grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and Islamist apologist) is a regular speaker
Another policy objective concerning Islam is to create “a more structured Islam of France to combat radical discourse.” Macron believes that French Muslims are “misrepresented” and that the creation of the Foundation for French Islam by the Hollande administration in 2016 is not working out because it is restricted by the 1905 law on secularism to subsidizing social and cultural projects but not places of worship. In practice this is not strictly true, since Islamic organizations circumvent the law by setting up publicly-funded cultural centers and that subsequently contain prayer rooms and mosques within them. Macron wants to amalgamate the existing local Islamic associations into a National Federation of French Islam funded by tax-exempt donations and bequests. In a February 2017 interview with Protestant journal Réforme, he stated that the ob-
Islam that can perfectly coexist with French society is a determination to combat deviant Muslim identity politics and radicalization.
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as the incarceration of French nationals, measures proposed by Marine Le Pen. Macron holds that the 20,000 individuals flagged as having links with Islamic radicalism should be allowed to remain at liberty, claiming they are a useful source of intelligence. Many French counter-terror experts rebut this argument, firstly because only a small number are under 24/7 surveillance and it is physically impossible to monitor all of them. Macron himself admits that “only” a quarter of recent attacks have been perpetrated by flagged individuals so they should not all be put out of commission, but if they had been put out of commission those attacks would not have happened. Although his predecessor and political mentor François Hollande declared after the Islamic terror attacks in 2015 and 2016 that France was “a country at war,” Macron’s campaign policy hinged on the duty of the state to “protect” French citizens by hiring more intelligence and law enforcement officers. At no point during the campaign or in his victory speech did he speak about defeating the enemy, which is what one would expect from a wartime president.
from Algeria, Morocco and Turkey, many of whom do not speak French. He believes a university education of Imams will guarantee mastery of the French language and familiarity with the values of the Republic, women’s rights, French society and other religious and philosophical beliefs present in France. It will also ensure respect for intellectual neutrality as well as the development of analytical and critical faculties. The problem with this policy is that it demonstrates a total inability to understand the nature of Islamic doctrine, which is not only antithetical to Enlightenment rationalism but diametrically opposed to it.
Macron claims that radical Islam is gaining ground in France because of social and economic difficulties in areas with large Muslim populations. Acknowledging the findings of a 2016 report by the Institut Montaigne that 25% of French Muslims wish to live in a parallel society that rejects fundamental values such as religious tolerance and gender equality, he sees the solution to jihadism as the assertion of the French Republican virtues of liberty, equality and fraternity through co-operation between the State and local Muslim opinion leaders and associations. In concrete terms, this means providing facilities to these associations (including local authority subsidies for the construction of mosques) in return for a commitment to respect the secular values of the French Republic. Islamic associations and mosques that advocate jihad will be shut down.
Macron also wants to set up a unified corps of chaplains contracted to and paid by the State, with Muslim chaplains being paid an additional stipend by the proposed National Federation of French Islam. The pendant to this optimistic belief that there is a French
On the question of Islamic terrorism, Macron proposes the Macron and creation of a centralized agency the Union of to process intelligence data and French Islamic dedicated prisons for returning Organizations jihadists. He is opposed to the During the pre-election dedeportation of foreigners and bate, Marine Le Pen accused binationals flagged by the auSee Where Does France’s , page 37 thorities for links to jihad as well
Emmanuel Macron does not regard the Islamic veil as a problem, since “at least two thirds of Muslim women” do not wear it. He is in favor of maintaining the ban on the veil in schools, but is against banning it in universities.
‘Structured’ Islam for France to Combat Radical Discourse
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Passengers wait inside a stopped C subway train in New York City after a power failure stopped multiple subway lines during the morning commute in New York, U.S., April 21, 2017.
Plan Unveiled for Improvements to NYC's Subway System (VIN) The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled a plan to improve service and clean up New York City’s subway system. MTA officials announced Monday that the plan includes improving tracks and signals and adding a night cleaning staff. Interim MTA Director Ronnie Hakim says the blueprint to improve services includes reorganizing the agency’s leadership structure. Rapid response teams tasked with fixing track and other equipment problems will be formed, while the delivery of 300 new subway cars is being moved up. The agency also plans to add emergency medical technicians to aid sick passengers and cut down on train delays. Hakim says the first section targeted for improvement is the Eighth Avenue corridor from 125th Street in Harlem to Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. The overhaul comes after a series of major service disruptions over the past month.
New York County Sues Purdue, J&J Over Opioid Marketing (VIN) A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic. The lawsuit, which also named units of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Endo International Plc as defendants, was announced on Monday by Orange County, New York, which is located in the southeastern part of the state. The case, filed in a New York state court on Thursday, is the latest lawsuit by local and state governments seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for a national
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NEWS IN REVIEW opioid epidemic. The lawsuit claims the drugmakers through deceptive marketing misrepresented the dangers of long-term opioid use to doctors, pharmacists and patients. Those misrepresentations about drugs like Purdue’s OxyContin and Endo’s Opana ER led Orange County to incur health care, criminal justice and other costs related to addiction, the lawsuit said. Orange County, which has a population of about 379,000, said it recorded 943 opioid-related emergency department admissions in 2014 and 44 deaths from overdoses involving opioid pain relievers in 2015. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said in a statement the county has been working with non-profits and doctors to increase awareness to opioid-related problems. “At the same time, we want those responsible to compensate the taxpayers for the public funds the county has had to pay to address opioid addiction,” he said. The lawsuit also named four physicians as defendants. J&J in a statement called the allegations “unfounded” and noted its drugs carry U.S. Food and Drug Administration-mandated warnings. Purdue said it shares officials’ concerns about the opioid crisis and is “committed to working collaboratively to find solutions.”
Times Square. Rabbi Hecht said that the idea had entered his head as a means of demonstrating the importance of the institution of marriage and as a way of adding an extra measure of holiness to the world. The wedding of his son JJ was Rabbi Hecht’s final opportunity to see his dream come true. The 23-year-old, who has traveled to both Hong Kong and Russia as a Chabad shaliah and went to the 2014 Sochi Olympics as an official clergy member, was the last of the ten Hecht children to be married. His shidduch came about at the official Chabad menorah lighting this past December in Brooklyn. “Every year my wife and I go to the menorah lighting on the first night of Chanukah and this year my wife suggested we go on the second night as well,” said Rabbi Hecht. “While she was there, my wife met an old friend she hadn’t seen in years and when my wife mentioned that our son needed a shidduch, the friend suggested calling her daughter who was a shadchan.” While it seemed like a long shot, Mrs. Hecht made the phone call and rest was history. JJ Hecht was soon engaged to 20 year Hadassah Halperin, a Toronto school teacher who was pursuing a degree in education and was also a direct descendant of the Schneerson family.
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The chuppah of Hadassa Halperin and J.J. Hecht at the celebration of their wedding at Times Square on May 14, 2017 in New York
Unity, Holiness and Sanctity the Triple Themes of Times Square Wedding (VIN) It is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the globe, but on Sunday afternoon, the major commercial intersection known as Times Square became the site of something truly unique: a Chasidic Jewish wedding. Rabbi Shea Hecht, chairman of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education and a prominent Chabad rabbi, said that he had long dreamed of marrying off one of his children in
(JNS.org) Tension between Israeli and American officials appeared to erupt Monday a week ahead of President Donald Trump’s official visit to Israel. According to an Israeli Channel 2 report, a senior White House official, who was in Israel in advance of the Trump visit, reportedly told his Israeli counterparts the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not Israel. “The Western Wall is not in your territory,” the official reportedly said. The exchange reportedly came as Israeli and American officials were discussing Trump’s planned stop at the Western Wall. No sitting U.S. president has ever visited the holy site. According to Channel 2, the White House official told members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s team that Trump’s visit to the Western Wall would be a private visit. When asked by Netanyahu’s team if the prime minister could
join Trump at the Western Wall, the Trump official reportedly said, “No way, why is this your business?” A senior Trump administration official later told the Times of Israel, “The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president.” Despite the Western Wall’s significance to Judaism and Israel’s control over a united Jerusalem, the international community— including the U.S.—does not officially recognize the Western Wall as part of Israel.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, May 15, 2017. Credit: Rob Ghost/Flash90.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman prays for Trump at Western Wall (JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman immediately went to the Western Wall to pray for President Donald Trump after the envoy arrived in Israel for the first time in his new post. “Well, it was a long trip. We’re a bit tired, but we wanted to come straight to the holiest place in the entire Jewish world…the Western Wall, so we came straight here,” Friedman said, according to a video posted by the U.S. Embassy in Israel. Friedman, who was greeted at the holy site by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the Western Wall’s official rabbi, presented his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday. “I had the opportunity to say some prayers,” Friedman said. “I prayed for the president, and I wished him success, especially on his upcoming trip. I hope we all wish him success. We hope it’s going to be an amazing trip.” Trump visits Israel May 22-23.
Jonathan Pollard to petition US court over parole restrictions (JNS.org) Former American-Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is preparing to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York against the restrictions of his parole, and is scheduled to return to court May 17 for a hear-
ing on the issue. After serving a 30-year sentence on espionage charges, the former U.S. Navy analyst was released from prison in November 2015 and has since been barred, under his parole conditions, from leaving his New York home between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Pollard’s parole conditions forbid him from freely using the internet and speaking with the media. He is obliged to wear a GPS monitoring apparatus at all times and cannot leave the U.S. Eliot Lauer, Pollard’s lawyer, said the parole conditions prevent his client from working and rehabilitating properly. “If indeed there has been a sea change toward Israel and the American Jewish community with the advent of the Trump administration, then it will be reflected in the ability of the 2nd Circuit to respond freely and honestly to the facts and the circumstances of the case,” Lauer told The Jerusalem Post.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) with Chinese internet entrepreneur Robin Li (left) in Beijing, March 21, 2017. Chinese firms are failing to close business deals in the U.S. due to tightening American commercial regulations, prompting Asian firms to seek out new cutting-edge markets—such as Israel—for investing large amounts of Chinese capital. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.
Chinese investment pours into Israel as US tightens regulations (JNS.org) Chinese firms are failing to close business deals in the U.S. due to tightening American commercial regulations, prompting Asian firms to seek out new cutting-edge markets— such as Israel—for investing large amounts of Chinese capital. In 2016, Chinese investment in Israel increased tenfold to a record $16.5 billion as capital from China poured into start-ups in the Jewish state’s high-tech, cybersecurity and medical technology sectors. A notable increase in these investments began towards the end of 2016, around the time new U.S. regulations and protectionist policies started coming into effect. Juxtaposing the significant increase in Chinese investment in Israel, data indicates Chinese investments in the U.S. decreased a record $26.3 billion in 2016. “I’m flying to Israel in May where we’ve selected more than 10 potential targets,” Li Dongsheng, chairman of the TCL Corporation electronics company, told Reuters in a report published last week. “Our Israel-focused fund has already invested in four local firms there, and we plan to invest in another three to four within this year,” said Chen Shuang, CEO of China Everbright Limited, a Hong Kong-based investment branch of the China Everbright Group.
(JNS.org) Pro-Israel students saw mixed results in the latest round of anti-Israel BDS votes at state universities in southern California. University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) student council resoundingly rejected an Israel divestment measure Thursday, with no council members voting in favor of the resolution. The defeated resolution came after a divestment campaign led by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which erected a wall display featuring falsified quotes by Israeli leaders and a map calling Israel “occupied territory.” SJP was eventually forced to temporarily change its display. During the student council debate on the resolution, pro-Israel students expressed how the divestment campaign would only serve to embolden hatred on campus, the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs said. “This campaign at UCSB is a perfect example of how divestment harms students for an unjust cause,” said Sarah Tagger, campus strategy coordinator for StandWithUs and the former student Danon calls on UN to board president at Santa Barbara take action against Hillel. Palestinian Authority Meanwhile, pro-Israel students terror payments suffered a defeat at California State University at Long Beach, which (JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to passed a motion May 10 in favor the United Nations Danny Danon of divesting from Israel, in a 15-7 called on members of the U.N. Security Council to “take action” vote.
MAY 19, 2017 against the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its payments to terrorists and their families. “In 2016, the PA dedicated almost $130 million of its budget to paying imprisoned terrorists,” Danon said at a press conference Thursday. “They spent another $175 million in allowances to the families of so-called martyrs. Altogether, the PA paid more than $300 million directly in support of terrorists every single year.” According to Danon, the amount spent by the PA comprises nearly 7 percent of its annual budget and 30 percent of the foreign aid it receives from the international community. “So many members of the Security Council, so many U.N. member-states are sending their people’s money to support terrorists,” Danon said. Danon also noted the PA has paid terrorists, or the relatives of terrorists, who have murdered American and British citizens in recent years. Last month, the PA announced it would give 57-year-old Jamil Tamimi, a Palestinian terrorist who murdered British exchange student Hannah Bladon on Jerusalem’s light rail, a monthly stipend of approximately $1,000.
The Jewish Voice creased number of links between nerve cells in the brain, a crucial prerequisite for learning. The findings may contribute to the development of new treatments for human cognitive disorders, most notably dementia. “The treatment completely reversed the loss of performance in the old animals,” said Prof. Andreas Zimmer of Bonn University’s Institute of Molecular Psychiatry. “The THC treatment induced molecular and epigenetic changes, which no longer corresponded to that of untreated old animals, but rather were similar to what we see in young animals,” said Hebrew University researcher Dr. Mona Dvir-Ginzberg. Researchers now hope to conduct clinical trials to find out if THC has the same effect in humans.
Anti-Semitic incidents hit record high in Canada in 2016, report says
(JNS.org) A newly released annual report from the B’nai B’rith organization found that anti-Semitic incidents in 2016 hit a record high in Canada. The report said last year saw a 26-percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents from the previous year, and a 6-percent increase from the previous high in 2014. In total, there were 1,728 incidents in 2016, up for 1,277 in 2015. The figures mark the continuation of a pattern of rising anti-Semitism in Canada during the past decade, with only two years producing lower figures than the year before, Medical cannabis at Israel’s third the report found. annual CannaTech conference “The findings of this year’s in March 2017. A joint IsraeliGerman study has found that the audit—that anti-Semitism has reached a record high in Canaprimary psychoactive da—demonstrate the need for real, compound in the cannabis immediate and strong action,” said plant, tetrahydrocannabinol B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael (THC), may offer a cure for dementia. Credit: Adam Abrams. Mostyn. “It is time to stop hoping that this problem will go away, or Cannabis could cure take care of itself.” dementia, says joint Last year saw a dramatic rise of Israeli-German study incidents involving Holocaust de(JNS.org) A joint Israeli-Ger- nial in Canada, the report said. In man study has found that the pri- 2015, Holocaust denial only made mary psychoactive compound in up 5 percent of Canadian anti-Sethe cannabis plant, tetrahydrocan- mitic incidents, while in 2016 the nabinol (THC), may offer a cure number soared to 20 percent. for dementia. The study, conducted by sciMIDDLE EAST entists at Germany’s University of Netanyahu says Bonn and Israel’s Hebrew UniverFox News reporter’s sity of Jerusalem, discovered that claims on embassy THC improves cognitive funcmove are ‘false’ tioning and memory performance when administered in small con(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister trolled doses in old mice. Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said The study also discovered that a Fox News reporter spread “false” administering THC created an in- information by posting on Twitter
that Netanyahu had told President Donald Trump in February not to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Fox News correspondent Conor Powell tweeted Monday, “Everyone I’ve spoken to in D.C. that has been briefed on #Jerusalem embassy move says #Netanyahu told #Trump not to move embassy at this time.” In response, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement— without naming Powell—saying, “The claims posted by a Fox News correspondent are false,” quoting summaries of Netanyahu’s mid-February meeting with Trump and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer’s mid-January meeting with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as proof Netanyahu supports the embassy move. The Prime Minister’s Office added, “This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he reiterated today.” Netanyahu told lawmakers from his Likud party Monday that he fully supports moving the embassy. “My consistent and unequivocal position is that the U.S. embassy should move to Jerusalem, as should other embassies,” he said.
Deer at the Eretz Ayalim park in Judea and Samaria. In a recently launched project, IDF soldiers from the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps, including spotters, will help protect Israel's wildlife and nature. Credit: Gershon Elinson/Flash90.
IDF lends its power and technology to animal protection (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS. org) In a recently launched project, IDF soldiers from the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps, including spotters, will help protect Israel’s wildlife and nature. IDF spotters have more than 100 cameras at their disposal in Judea and Samaria and in the Jordan Valley, where their primary mission is to identify security breaches, such as enemy infiltrations, and to call in forces to thwart them. But now the IDF spotters will also help prevent animal abuse. In recent days, soldiers from the corps spotted a group of hunters
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armed with hunting rifles. Due to the soldiers’ quick work, the hunters were caught and handed over to the police for criminal prosecution. “The first goal is to identify hunters and antiquities thieves in the spotters' scanning sector. The second is to gather information about animals in the scan sector for the purposes of research and preservation,” said Maj. Mani Abramov, a deputy commander of the IDF Nitzan Battalion. As part of their new mission, the spotters will scan areas under their supervision for unusual activity and will summon other IDF units in the area or if necessary, Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority and other environmental protection agencies.
Taglit-Birthright Israel launches largest season of visits to Jewish state (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Taglit-Birthright Israel program is launching its largest season to date, with 33,000 Jews ages 18-26 from 33 countries expected to visit Israel this summer. The program offers free 10day trips to Israel in an effort to strengthen young diaspora Jews' connection to the country. Kicking off Birthright's summer program, 131 groups are scheduled to land in Israel this week. Additionally, the Taglit Plus program, which is new this year, gives participants the opportunity to continue touring Israel for an additional four or five days after the main 10-day trip ends, and to choose enrichment programs from various fields of interest. “This summer we will celebrate 600,000 participants [since 1999],” said Birthright Israel International CEO Gidi Mark. “We are proud to mark this benchmark, which represents, beyond the number, the change in which Jewish youth in the diaspora sees Israel and Jewish identity.”
Jordan, Egypt and Palestinians declare eastern Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’ (JNS.org) Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority declared eastern Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine” ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel May 22-23. “Everyone is convinced that the president of the United States wants to act effectively for peace,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Sunday at a press conference in Amman,
alongside Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The three of us felt a genuine commitment by Trump to resolve the conflict,” said Safadi. In addition to conveying optimism regarding the Trump administration’s renewed peace push, the three Arab diplomats pressed for a two-state solution involving an independent Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 lines, with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. The Arab officials insisted the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root of all tension in the Middle East, and that a two-state solution would remedy regional conflicts and promote stability. Critics of a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 lines say those borders would be indefensible for Israel.
A 9,000-year-old stone slab, recently discovered in Israel, that was used to ignite fires. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.
Ancient fire-making stone discovered in Israel as Lag B’Omer bonfires flare (JNS.org) Coinciding with Sunday’s Lag B’Omer holiday and its celebrations marked with bonfires across Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) revealed the recent discovery of an ancient stone slab used to ignite fires. The stone was discovered about a week before the Lag B’Omer festivities in an archaeological dig 25 miles from Jerusalem, near Ramat Beit Shemesh. The dig was funded by Israel’s National Transport Infrastructure Company, and was part of preparations for infrastructure work on one of Israel’s main roads. The rare 9,000-year-old stone is an “extraordinary find,” said excavation manager Anna Eirich-Rose. “The ancient people of the New Stone Age prepared these thick slabs of limestone with two indentations. Some thought that we might have discovered a primitive board game, but according to researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the slabs were used to ignite fire,” Eirich-Rose said, adding, “The mechanism enabled the user to rotate a tree branch in the indentations at a
PAGE 25 very high speed, which combined with a flammable material inside the indentation, would lead to ignition.”
Palestinian terrorist indicted for murder of British student in Jerusalem (JNS.org) The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment Thursday against 57-year-old Palestinian terrorist Jamil Tamimi, who murdered 21-year-old British exchange student Hannah Bladon on Jerusalem’s light rail in April. The indictment states Tamimi was in possession of a seven-inch kitchen knife when he boarded the Jerusalem light rail with the intention to murder. After determining Bladon was incapable of defending herself, Tamimi stabbed the British student in the chest seven times, killing her. The attack occurred on the Christian holiday of Good Friday. The indictment said the terrorist continued his attack until passengers on the train subdued him, before security forces arrived at the scene. Israeli authorities have said Tamimi, who is alleged to have a history of mental health issues, initiated the terror attack hoping he would be killed by security forces. Tamimi will reportedly receive a stipend of approximately $1,000 per month from the Palestinian Authority.
Israel Police raid recovers stolen Jewish antiquities near Hebron (JNS.org) A hoard of ancient Jewish antiquities was recovered by the Israel Police and the IDF near Hebron May 10, during a raid on a home in the village of Beit Ula. The cache of recovered objects includes dozens of ancient coins, oil lamps, jewelry and Jewish ritual objects. Archaeologists who inspected the recovered items stated the relics are from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods, as well as the Middle Ages. The items are estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Police detained the owner of the home, a Palestinian suspect in his 50s. The recovery of the ancient relics near Hebron follows the recent recovery of two ancient Torah scrolls by Turkish authorities. THE JEWISH VOICE EXPRESSES A SPECIAL THANKS TO JNS.ORG FOR PROVIDING THE ABOVE NEWS BRIEFS
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MAY 19, 2017
In NJ Gubernatorial Debate, Front Kushner Companies Get Backlash Over Runner Gets Ganged Up On by Dems Pitch to EB-5 Investors for NJ Project By: Ellen Alvarez
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andidates Jim Johnson, Ray Lesniak, and John Wisniewski all chastised Philip D. Murphy at the debate for the Democratic primary for governor of New Jersey on Thursday, reports the New York Times. “My Democratic Party is based on principles, not on Phil Murphy’s money,” said Mr. Lesniak. “The insiders play the games for themselves and you’re in bed with the insiders.” said Mr. Johnson. According to the New York Times, the debate was held in NJTV’s studios in Newark, NJ and it quickly became heated as the three candidates started throwing insults at the front runner, Mr. Murphy. The most brought up line hurled at Mr. Murphy, was the fact that his campaigned has spent $18 million—more than 10 times the spending of his nearest opponent—is being mainly funded because of his vast personal wealth, reports the New York Times. “What I am hearing right now is that Phil Murphy has admitted that the party has been bought and paid for,” said Mr. Johnson, who likened the situation to a referee who had decided the outcome of the match
Candidates Jim Johnson, Ray Lesniak, and John Wisniewski all chastised Philip D. Murphy at the debate for the Democratic primary for governor of New Jersey
before, says the Times. Mr. Wisniewski, a state assemblyman, called it a perfect example of “a rigged system. Mr. Murphy braced the insults for the most part, but eventually his politician grin formed into a furrowed brow, reports the Times. The candidates, for the most part, agreed on a multitude of issues including improving New Jersey Transit’s finances, limiting the growth of charter schools and legalizing and taxing marijuana, says the Times. However the biggest difference between the candidates, was the position of Mr. Murphy on establishing a public state bank—modeled after the one
in North Dakota; an idea, Mr. Murphy says, which is backed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, reports the Times. “The math that Phil has been talking about doesn’t work for New Jersey,” said Mr. Johnson, who cited his experience as undersecretary of the United States Treasury Department. “It is a bad idea and it ought to be killed.” “Is it surprising that a banker wants to create a bank?” said Mr. Wisniewski with a smirk. According to the Times, another criticism the candidates brought up about Mr. Murphy, was his 23-year career at GoldSee In NJ Gubernatorial , page 38
ushner Companies did not take part in a roadshow to promote the company’s One Journal Square project this weekend, due to backlash over its pitch to Chinese EB-5 investors, reports the Real Deal. Jared Kushner, who partially owns the real estate project and is President Trump’s son-in-law, is at the center of controversy over the company’s use of a federal visa program to raise $150 million from Chinese investors for two luxury buildings in New Jersey, according to the Washington Post. This program allows foreign investors to easily get a visa, if they can invest at least $500,000 in an eligible project—critics have nicknamed it “visas for cash”, reports the Post. Kushner’s sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, received major backlash for her comments in Beijing on Saturday, where she said that One Journal Square, “means a lot to me and my entire family,”—she then proceeded to name drop her brother and said he worked in the White House, according to the New York Times. The company apologized and said Ms. Meyer did not intend to use her brother’s name to persuade investors and Risa B. Heller, a spokeswoman for
Jared Kushner and his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer
the company, said that their employees would not participate in the roadshow after what happened in Beijing, reports the Times. But according to Reuters, the Bejing based Qiawai, which organized the roadside for the Kushner’s One Journal Square project, proceeded to highlight the U.S political connections to investors anyways. Qiawai is migration agency which has built a successful business by helping U.S developers raise money through controversial EB-5 programs and these programs have been scrutinized by politicians who point to fraud and abuse, reports Reuters. The company’s founder and president, Ding Ying, claimed to have attended President Trump’s inauguration, where he met with the President and members of his
family and cabinet, according to the Real Deal. “The fact that Ms Ding has once again been invited to attend a presidential inauguration shows that the U.S. Congress values and approves of the Qiaowai group,” wrote the company’s website. According to the Post, the project, One Journal Square, faces other obstacles— like having a key tenant, WeWork, suspending their plans to lease the space in the building. This problem threatens the pledged tax breaks from the state of New Jersey; in fact Steve Fulop, the mayor of Jersey City, denied Kushners’ request for $30.4 million in city bonds and a 30-year tax abatement, reports the Post. The White House and Jared Kushner have not responded to any requests for comment on Thursday, says the Post.
Rising Star in Lakewood, NJ - A JV Exclusive Interview with Avraham Sharaby By: Yitzchak Gershner
politicians and other groups, we have successfully fought against Yitzchak Gershner (for the legislation that would harm the Jewish Voice) Thank you for sanctity of marriage and permit assisted suicide. These efforts to your time. Avraham Sharaby My protect traditional values have borne great results and have had pleasure! a tremendous impact. YG Please give the reader some background.
AS I was born in Brooklyn N.Y. At age 9 I was fortunate that my family was able to move to Yerusholayim ir hakodeh, where I went to a Cheder Hamesorah situated in the Geulah neighborhood of Yerusholayim. At that time it was one of the largest Chadorim in Yerusholayim. Later I was fortunate to be a student of Rabbi Yonasan David Shlit”a of Mesivta Zerah Yitzchok. For Beis Medrash, I studied at Yeshivas Beis Shmuel, called after the late Matesdorfer Rov Zt”l, and was led by his grandson. I was also fortunate to hear shiurim from Hageoinim Harabonim Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel Zt”l, and yblct”a Rav Osher Arieli Shlit”a and Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel Shlit”a.
YG How did you get involved in politics?
AS Like many, I came to Lakewood to learn in BMG. After I got married, I remained here so I can live in this wonderful community to raise my children. I have been involved in the political arena on the local and state level. In the last few years, working closely with
AS As a Lakewood resident, I have felt the quality of life deteriorating. Over-development has placed a tremendous strain on roads with traffic nightmares now a daily fact of life. Roads that were built maybe a hundred
your kids to bed. There would be honking and traffic as if it’s the middle of the day. Or let’s say you have a boutique store in downtown Lakewood and suddenly stores come in with an unfair advantage because they are subsidized by the low cost of the mall and you can’t compete. Thankfully, due to harsh criticism from the community, it was suspended.
overall effort is made to contain the out of control development. There are other roads that could also serve as an alternative north-south road that would alleviate some of the stress on Route 9. Solving the traffic problems is also a safety matter. Route 9 is a hazard for pedestrians and drivers alike. Unfortunately, there have been many accidents with
Avraham Sharaby has been involved in the political arena on the local and state level. In the last few years, he has worked closely with politicians and other groups to make Lakewood a better place to live. He is currently seeking elected office so that he may represent the people of Lakewood with the highest degree of integrity
After he got married, Mr. Sharaby came to Lakewood to learn at the Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG) yeshiva.
Just this week our governor, Governor Christie, vetoed a bill that would have banned marriage in NJ for those under 18 which would be of great concern to Hasidic and Sephardic communities. Our grassroots efforts played no small role in preventing an unacceptable infringement on religious rights. We are very thankful to the Governor and the other politicians that were helpful in this.
YG What made you decide to run for Township Committee?
years ago with several thousand people in mind must now deal with tens of thousands of cars! Although, mismanagement of public resources is probably the biggest problem. Recently there was a much-publicized proposal to build a mall near a residential area which led to a severe public outcry. Part of the outrage was that the township was providing land worth a hundred million dollars to developers at absolutely no cost, shortchanging the taxpayers. Also, imagine a mall complete with a movie theater and its 9PM and you’re trying to put
There is a school busing problem in Lakewood that is placing mounting pressure on parents of yeshiva students
being given for certain developments when they are putting a severe strain on services throughout the town. I opine YG What do you believe injured victims and worse R”L. that developers should be conshould be done differently that would improve peoYG How would you like to tributing more for the financial ple’s quality of life? present your agenda to our burden they place on everyone else. readers? AS A lot! First, we should be working to decrease trafAS Our agenda can be cateYG What would you do refic instead of exacerbating the gorized into four general issues; garding mismanagement? problem. Talks with the state to controlling overdevelopment & widen Route 9 on the southern traffic, lowering taxes, manageAS I would suggest all engiside of Lakewood have gone no- ment of the townships resourc- neering and attorney services where. Even if we do add addi- es, and increasing transparency should be tendered to the lowest tional lanes to Route 9, it won’t and accountability. solve the problem, unless an I question the tax credits See A Rising Star in Lakewood, page 38
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MAY 19, 2017
1000 Gather for Int’l Limmud FSU Confab in NY; Legacies of Leonard Cohen & Elie Wiesel Remembered Congresswoman Lowey opened special exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s Jewish background Edited by: JV Staff
demics, business and lifestyles. Sponsored by the Koret ore than 1,000 gath- Foundation and Blavatnik Famered last weekend ily Foundation, Limmud FSU for Limmud for- New York explored a broad armer Soviet Union ray of topics including Israel in (FSU) New York, the biggest the era of Trump, Jewish views event geared towards the Rus- of astrology and superstition, sian-speaking Jewish commu- raising children in a diverse nity in the Tri-State area. Rep. world, demystifying Shabbat, Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., opened the and religious Zionism. Top Isexhibition on Leonard Cohen’s raeli singer Ninet Tayeb gave a special tribute performance to life and Jewish roots on Friday.
rael in New York Dani Dayan; Member of Knesset Yoel Hasson; UJA-Federation of New York Director of Learning and Development and Jewish Parent Co-Founder Yelena Kutikova; American rabbi and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin; Muslim interfaith activist Nadiya Al-Noor; Abby Stein, the first openly transgender woman raised in the Hasidic community; acclaimed Russian animator
Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler (right) and Limmud FSU Co-Founder Sandy Cahn (left) honored Claims Conference Executive Vice President Greg Schneider (second from left) and Holocaust survivor Roman Kent (third from left) with the Elie Wiesel Award for their outstanding work helping Holocaust survivors and their rescuers
(From left) Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler, and Limmud FSU CoFounder Sandy Cahn at the opening of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at Limmud FSU New York.
There are currently an estimated 200,000 Russian Jews in the Tri-State area and 700,000 in the United States. Limmud FSU New York is a dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of culture, creativity and learning featuring more than 80 inspiring speakers and 120 panels, workshops and discussions on subjects ranging from art, to Jewish culture and tradition, history, politics, aca-
Leonard Cohen at the conference’s gala event on Saturday night. “Aside form his remarkable musical achievements, Leonard was very much connected to his Jewish identity and roots, making him a role model for Jews across the world,” said Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler. Among the featured presenters were Consul General of Is-
Oleg Kuvaev; and many others. “This inspiring gathering contributes to the incredible vitality of Russian-Jewish life in New York,” said Limmud FSU Co-Founder Sandy Cahn. At the event, Limmud FSU honored Claims Conference Executive Vice President Greg Schneider and Holocaust survivor Roman Kent, who is president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, with the Elie Wiesel Award for their outstanding work helping Holocaust survivors and their rescuers.
About Limmud FSU:
(From left) Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler, Consul General of Israel in New York Dani Dayan, and Limmud FSU Co-Founder Sandy Cahn at this weekend’s Limmud FSU New York.
Leonard was very much connected to his Jewish identity and roots, making him a role model for Jews across the world,” said Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler. tracting more than 45,000 participants in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russian Far East and the Volga-Ural region), Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Israel, North America (Greater New York, the West Coast, and Canada), and Australia. Limmud FSU engages young Russian-Jewish adults, empowering them to take own-
Festive singing and dancing at the Limmud FSU conference in Westchester (Photo credit: Igor Khodzinskiy).
Limmud FSU is a nonprofit founded 10 years ago by Chaim Chesler, former treasurer of the Jewish Agency, and Sandra Cahn, a philanthropist from New York. Since its inaugural conference in Moscow in 2006, Limmud FSU has created an independent educational and communal network of annual conferences and festivals, at-
Limmud FSU Project Manager Noam Shumakh lighting a Havdalah candle at Limmud FSU New York (Photo credit: Igor Khodzinskiy).
Ninet Tayeb Performing at Limmud FSU in Westchester (Photo credit: Igor Khodzinskiy).
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Cantor Azi Schwartz is the senior cantor of the Park East synagogue (Photo credit: Igor Khodzinskiy).
Some of the 1,000+ participants at Limmud FSU New York's gala event on Saturday night (Photo credit: Igor Khodzinskiy).
The Jewish Voice
MAY 19, 2017
Int’l Performing Artist Tova Feldshuh Hosts the National Yiddish Theater Mother’s Day Gala Concert By Dr. Dan Miller and Joyce Vetere Milowski
n Sunday evening Eleanor Koski an 11-year old Long Island City resident joined 12-year old Maya Karp to open the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Annual Gala concert at the Skirball Center at NYU in Manhattan. The show was hosted by international performing artist Tova Feldshuh with live performances by David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove. David Hyde Pierce had just finished doing the Sunday matinee of Hello Dolly on Broadway before arriving at the Skirball Center to do his shtick.
consecutive years in New York City. As the son of immigrant parents and grandparents this writer knows the value of ones cultural heritage. My mother, Evelyn Woltman (maiden name) performed on the Yiddish stage with then the most popular Yiddish stage performer, Molly Peacon performing with her many times and loving the smell of the stage. It was only when she met my father, Sam Miller, another Russian immigrant that she took stock of her life and Hon. Jeffrey Wiesenfeld (Former Aide to Governor Pataki, Former gave up the stage for the love Board of Directors NYTF) – All Photos by Dan Miller/DMD IMAGES of her life. When they first met Sam said to Evelyn, “What is a nice Jewish girl like you doing in show business?” It is a sim-
Currently cast of Broadway show-Indecent. Jeff Baron (Playwrite/writer), Russel Fisher (Actor) Broadway Jersey BoysFrankie Valli,Sondra Lee( Actor Director) Joanne Borts (Actor), Rachael Sage,( Recording artist) Grammy award nominee, Ra-
with an extraordinary play “Indecent” In a few weeks we will all be together again at Summer Stage in Central Park for our Third Annual Yiddish Cultural Festival. Come and join us to help keep the Yiddish language alive for generations to come.”
National Yiddish Theatre Executive Director Christopher Massimine
Producer Randy Levine Miller with Entertainment friends
Super NYTF Volunteer, Marissa Shorenstein, New Executive Director/CEO of Hadassah New York, Former Campaign Communications Director Andrew Cuomo 1970 campaign and President of AT&T New York bringing down the house with her singing and dancing on stage at the NYTF Gala Concert
The two girls sang the opening number to the gala that brought 1,000 theater goers to the Skirball Center across the street from Washington Square “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” in Yiddish, a language which belonged to their grandparents who immigrated to America in the early 1900’s. IT is also the language that the NYTF has worked very hard to keep alive for current and future Jewish families to enjoy. Eleanor is new to LIC having moved here about a year and a half ago with her family. She has been in show business since the age of 3 and now has placed herself in the world capital of entertainment, New York City. Her dream is to perform on Broadway. Eleanor is currently home schooled. Perhaps she will attend one of the outstanding middle schools in Long Island City next fall but now it is schooling at home and voices and drama lessons when she is not getting her abc’s. Eleanor loves the open spaces in LIC with the breathtaking views of the downtown Manhattan from the LIC shoreline. The Mother’s Day Gala concert, that saw more than 1,000 theatre and National Yiddish Theatre supporters fill the auditorium of the Skirball Center at NYU, was preceded by a reception for 400 guests who came to support and keep the Yiddish music and culture alive. The guests were wined and dined and invited to participate in an auction to raise needed funds for the not for profit organization that has continuously run for 102
ilar story to the thousands we hear every day in Queens, the borough that houses the largest diverse international population of residents than anywhere in the United States. Some of the outstanding performers entertaining the audience mostly in Yiddish were Tova Feldshuh, host and 4-time Tony and 2-time Emmy Award nominee. David Hyde Pierce, (Actor/Director) 4-time Emmy winner. Grammy winne, 2-time Tony Award winner, Daryl Roth (Producer) 7 Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, over 100 aard winning productions, including 20 Tony Award nominations and tony Tony Awards. Brian Hargrove, (writer and lyricist) “It Shoulda Been You.” Barbara Anselmi (Composer, “It Shoulda Been You”) Sheldon Harnick, (lyricist/playwright) Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, Drama Desk,3-time Tony Award winner, Baayork Lee, (Choreographer) 2017 Tony Award special recipient for Life Achievement. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, (Author, sex therapist, and media personality, Arturo Castro (Actor/writer), Courtney Reed, (Actor), Tedra Dave Thomas Brown(Actor), Glen Berger, (Writer/playwrite/ lyricist), 2-time Emmy Award winner, Alicia Svigals, (Violinist) Grammy Award winner. Tedra Millan (Actor), Currently appearing in Present Laughter- Daphne Stillington, Marilyn Sokol, (Actor), Emmy, Obie, Bistro Award winner, Jon Marans (Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Drama League Award Winner. Eleanor Reissa (Actor/director) Tony Award nominee as director.
Eleanor Koski an 11-year old Long Island City resident joined 12-year old Maya Karp to open the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Annual Gala concert at the Skirball Center at NYU in Manhattan
chel Policar (Actor) Folksbiene’s The Golden Bride. Stephen Mo Hanan (Actor) Rebecca (Actor), Will Taylor, (Actor), David Edwards (Actor) Rebecca Hoodwin (Actor), Annette Ezekiel-Kogan (Recording artist performer) Sherry Eaker (Producer), Sam Norich ( Media Executiv) President of the Forward newspaper, Merete Muenter (Choreographer), Christopher Massimine) CEO National Yiddish Thearer Folksbiene, Zalmen Mlotek ( Composer/Conductor, Yiddish Theatre Folksbene), Jamie DeRoy (TV personality/producer/ performer), Van Dean (Producer/owner of Broadway Records) Grammy and Tony Award, Margot Astrachan ( Producer) Tony and drama Desk Award winner, Lawrence S. Toppall (Producer), Izzy Felds (Costume Designer). Alexandra Aron, (Director of A Night in the Old Marketplace) Michael Ochs (Musicologist), Restorer of the long-lost operetta, The Golden Bride, and Douglas Denoff (Producer).
The smell of entertainment and the Yiddish stage is in my blood and it pleases me immensely to share with our readers information about the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, that is helping keeping the light of enlightenment and learning about Yiddish culture and language alive in the lives of millions of Jews around the work and particularly in New York City. “Tonight’s Mother’s Day Gala celebrates the National Yiddish Theatre’s Ten Leading Ladies, who have made a mark on the world and on their communities. Tonight we celebrate of an incredible 102 consecutive seasons. Opening our doors in 1915 the Folksbiene (people’s stage) emerged as our nation’s first socially minded theatre by giving a voice to immigrant artists and audiences. Now a century later we continue that tradition with diverse programming that services multicultural, multilingual and multigenerational audiences. And in doing so Folksbiene
International performing artist Tova Feldshuh Performing and acted as the Host for the Gala Concert
Producer and Performing Artist Jaimie deRoy
International performing artist Tova Feldshuh backstage with two National Yiddish Theatre Veteran Stars
Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, former Chairman of the Board and a very big supporter of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene was very animated when speaking about the organization as a cultural phenomena. In it’s 103rd season, last year more than 150,000 individuals attended our productions, concerts, workshops and educational programs. Friends =, this is how we build a community. And this is how we support our culture. Currently we are represented on Broadway
brings a vibrant cultural heritage to life on stage, one that was nearly destroyed some 80 years ago. Upcoming productions that might int3erest our readers are Amerike- The Golden Land, which begins performances off-Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on July 4. Another production that might interest you is currently on Broadway and nominated for this year’s Tony Award, INDESee Int’l Performing Artist , page 38
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The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Takes Over the Plaza Hotel By: Lieba Nesis
many illustrious guests including the beautiful Jean Shafiroff who was wearing a magnificent orange and gold Oscar de la Renta dress. Jean has been an avid supporter of the organization for years buying tables for the dinner and serving on the board where she has personally met with many of the JBFCS recipients. Tonight the audience met Courtney Miller, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a taxi accident and has been nursed back to health by the organization. I had the honor of sitting next to Martin Shafiroff, husband of Jean, who is the best kept secret on Wall Street-a bestselling author and a financial wizard who keeps an extremely low profile. Also in attendance were Wall Street moguls David Moore and Jerry Levin who are also heavily involved in UJA. Speaking of UJA, a dapper Eric Goldstein, who has taken over as CEO of UJA and brought it to new heights in terms of respectability and fundraising, spoke of the close 100-year bond between UJA and JBFCS. After a kosher dinner President of Board of Trustees Alice Tisch of chicken and salad the guests headed home to relax after experiencing a wonderful evening for the reasonable price of $1,250.
he Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) held its annual Spring benefit on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Plaza Hotel with cocktails beginning at 6:30 PM. For more than 140 years the Board has been helping New Yorkers with mental illness, chemical dependencies, and special needs. The evening was sold-out with more than 400 people attending and more than $1.8 million raised-a record for this organization. The eveningâ€™s honorees were Mark H. Rachesky and Beacon Health Options who were both given The Schiff Community Impact Award and Jodi Schwartz who received the Madeleine Borg Lifetime Service Award. Dr. Rachesky is President of MHR Fund Management LLC, a New York based private equity firm he founded in 1996. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lionsgate Entertainment. Alice Tisch, President of the Board of Trustees, joked that everyone talks about how fortunate Rachesky is. She and Rachesky had an ongoing rapport with Raches-
Jean and Martin Shafiroff (Photo Credit for all photos: Lieba Nesis)
Jerry Levin, CEO of UJA Eric Goldstein and Carol Levin
ky recounting being at a business luncheon with Alice running over to his table screaming, "you have to give more." Rachesky gave me the heads up on a new movie called "Wonder" that is being released by Lions Gate next year which he is predicting will be a great success. Jodi Schwartz, another honoree, who was wearing Chanel and is a prominent tax attorney at Wachtell Lipton, praised JBFCS for being the largest human service agency in the world serving over 43,000 people a year with an annual budget of $250 million. CEO David Rivel, who has held Honorees Jodi Schwartz and Mark Rachesky this position for the past five years, has taken JBFCS to a new level recently winning the gold prize for outstanding not-for-profit. The evening had
Courtney Miller recovering brain injury patient and her social worker Sarah Robinson
Jean Shafiroff and Mark Rachesky
Laurie and Phil Sprayregen, Jojo Starbuck and Jeff Gertler
Jack Irushalmi and Barney Greengrass
Jewish Voice publisher, David Ben Hooren and Jean Shafiroff
Honoree Mark Rachesky and CEO of Moore Holdings David Moore
Alice Tisch and honoree Mark Rachesky
Seth Goldwasser and Alex Solomon
Brett Rosen and Jill Rachesky-wife of honoree Mark
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New CEO at Israel Discount Bank of NY Pledges Personal Touch at a â€œFull-Service American Bank with an Israeli Soulâ€? IDB Bank opened a represen- parent company, Discount Bank group as CEO at ISP Group slogan for us. It's a way of living relationships with our clients, By: Susan L. Rosenbluth, tative office on Fifth Avenue in Ltd. is one of the three largest in Israel and Switzerland. In and a way of conducting our often over two and three generThe Jewish Voice And Manhattan in 1949 and was one commercial banks in Israel and 2014, he joined Discount Bank business. It's what makes this ations. When our clients call the Opinion.com
hen Uri Levin, the newly installed President & Chief Executive Officer of Israel Discount Bank New York (IDB Bank or IDB), describes his financial institution, he canâ€™t suppress a smile. â€œIDB has such a unique culture of being personal, which is apparent both with our clients and also, internally, with our colleagues. We are large enough to give our clients whatever they need and small enough to offer them real personal service. IDB Bank is a full-service American bank with an Israeli soul,â€? he says.
of the first international banks one of the 300 largest banks in Ltd. in Israel, serving as CFO, bank so special. In short, we to open a branch in New York the world. Head of Planning, Strategy, succeed because of our trusted in 1962 when the law in New York State changed to permit foreign banks to operate in the state. Today, IDB is a full-service commercial bank licensed by the State of New York and a member of the FDIC. IDB provides domestic and international, personal and commercial banking services to its clientele in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere throughout the world. IDB Bank is ranked among the top 25 largest commercial banks in the New York area according to Crainâ€™s New York Business. The Bankâ€™s Israel Discount Bank branch in Israel
Israel Discount Bank in New York City
Mr. Levin, 44, who assumed his new position this month, comes to the New York bank after years of experience in the financial industry in Israel and other markets around the globe. After serving at various high-level management positions with Bank Hapoalim, including Executive Vice President in charge of corporate marketing, business development and strategy, he managed a global financial services
and Financing. His education and distinguished background has helped Mr. Levin prepare for his many leadership roles including this one. A graduate of the Israeli Air-Force Aviation Academy, he went on to study engineering and computer science at Tel Aviv University before earning his MBA at the London Business School.
Personal Service Pledge â€œâ€˜It's personalâ€™ is not just a
Mr. Levin, 44, who assumed his new position this month, comes to the New York bank after years of experience in the financial industry in Israel and other markets around the globe. After serving at various high-level management positions with Bank Hapoalim, including Executive Vice President in charge of corporate marketing, business development and strategy, he managed a global financial services group as CEO at ISP Group in Israel and Switzerland. In 2014, he joined Discount Bank Ltd.
Bank they ask for their personal bankers by name,â€? he says, adding that it is not unusual for IDB bankers to attend events with their clients, especially within the Jewish community. â€œOur relationships with our clients are warm, positive, and emotional, and we intend to further and deepen these ties. Weâ€™re not interested in developing a long list of clients with whom we maintain thin relations. We intend to build relationships that last,â€? he says, adding that the warmth he has personally received from the Jewish community since coming to New York has been â€œunbelievable.â€?
Community Connection While IDB certainly has many non-Jewish clients and relationships, the Bankâ€™s connection to Israel makes it special to the American-Jewish community. â€œItâ€™s part of our culture to seek a personal connection with the community, and to participate in and contribute to its worthy causes.â€? he says. To that end, he is eager to make himself available to speak to Jewish groups on the services offered by IDB Bank and its culture of personal service.
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Light Dairy for Shavuot Great Shavuot dishes that will make your Yom Tov delicious and extra special By: Elizabeth Kurtz
4 cups cold water ½ cup Rose Wine In a blender or food processor, or Shavuot, I do enjoy the treat of a dairy meal for Yom Tov. But whirl all the ingredients together until I try and use dairy in different smooth. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish ways than most. I like a hint of cheese in a salad, a little sour cream in Salmon with Green a fruit soup for tanginess, or a bit in Herbs and Lemon a salad dressing to add creaminess. I Serves 6 avoid dishes with lots of melted cheese This is an adapted recipe from Ina that have come to be expected. I like to Garten. The herbs add flavor and the pair lighter fish dishes and extra salads lemon gives it freshness. I added Dijon with all the dairy side dishes to create mustard and lemon zest to her origa balanced menu. Here are a few great inal recipe. I also added the roasted Shavuot dishes that will make your lemons and squeeze the juice over the Yom Tov delicious and extra special. cooked salmon. Roasted sweet lemon is delicious. Chilled Strawberry 1 (2- to 2 1/2-pound) salmon fillet, Sour Cream Soup skin removed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup good olive oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (4 scallions) 1/2 cup minced fresh dill 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley Zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup dry white wine
Chilled Strawberry Sour Cream Soup
This is a recipe from my great Aunt Thelma. All of her recipes were quick and easy but people loved them and this one got passed down to me through my grandmother’s old recipe file. Serves 5 4 cups (1 quart) strawberries, cleaned and hulled 1 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream Salmon with Green Herbs and Lemon
½ cup olive oil 4 tablespoons soy sauce 1 lemon, cut in half ¼ cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar ¼ cup sugar Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. ½ teaspoon garlic powder Place the salmon fillet in an ovMix dressing ingredients in a jar and en-proof dish and season it generously shake to combine. Divide dressing in with salt and pepper. Whisk together half. the Dijon mustard, olive oil and lemon juice and drizzle the mixture evenly over the salmon. Let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together the scallions, dill, and parsley. Scatter the herb mixture over the salmon fillet. Sprinkle the lemon zest all over the herbs. Pour the wine around the fish fillet. Dip the cut lemon (each half) in the sugar. Place in the pan next to the fish. Roast the salmon for 10 to 12 minutes, until almost cooked in the center Asian Bok Choy Salad at the thickest part. The center will be firm with just a line of uncooked salmHeat a large skillet over medium on in the very center. (I peek by insert- heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, cook ing the tip of a small knife.) Cover the bok choy and scallions until soft, about dish tightly with aluminum foil and 4 minutes. Add ramen noodles (unallow to rest for 10 minutes. Cut the cooked). Add half of dressing and heat salmon crosswise into serving pieces until warmed through, about 3 minand serve hot with squeezed sugared utes. Remove from heat. lemon on top. In a large bowl, mix cooked bok choy/noodle mixture with almonds, Asian Bok Choy Salad sesame seeds, craisins, and romaine. Add remaining dressing, a little Serves 8 at a time, until fully coated. Serve Salad immediately 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 stalk bok choy, washed and Mini Cheese Crepes chopped with Cinnamon Pecan 8 scallions, chopped 2 packages ramen noodles (flavor Cream Sauce package discarded) Serves 10 ½ cup toasted almonds Crepes: ¼ cup sesame seeds 6 eggs ½ cup craisins 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar 1 head romaine lettuce, sliced dash baking soda Dressing 2 tablespoons sugar
Facebook’s Use of Snapchat-Like Features Leads to Stock Downfall By: Anat Ghelber
napchat is an app people can have on their phones that allow its users to post videos or pictures that will disappear within 24 hours. Users may also tweak their photos or videos to make themselves look like they possess the ears and snouts of dogs or are vomiting rainbows, for example. Facebook also has such applications that allow users to post and tweak their pictures and videos (allowing users to make themselves look like they have a beard of glitter, for instance) and it’s leading to a fierce competition for market share. Snapchat Inc. stock market shares dropped a total of 23.5% on May 11th as the general consensus has become that Facebook has been successful co-opting Snapchats features for users that make it popular. Snapchats CEO, Evan Spiegel, tried to make the loss seem like no big deal and that Facebook wasn’t a viable threat to Snapchats success, even as the company posted a $1billion net loss
Snapchat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel (pictured above) tried to make the loss seem like no big deal. As he put it, “Just because Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they are Google.”
in the markets. As he put it, “Just because Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they are Google.” This was stated at a conference call to analysts. Despite these assertions, Snapchat shares on Wall Street dropped to the lowest amount since their initial public offering in March 2nd of this year, a total of $17.59 per share(only $00.59 above the initial stock debut,) resulting in a total loss of more than
Facebook itself had 1.94 billion people using it monthly as of March 31st of this year, providing fierce competition for number of users which attracts advertising and investor revenue.
$6 billion of its market value. The three measurements of Snapchat’s success thus far have been: user growth, revenue growth and the size of its loss. According to Ross Sandler, an analyst with Barclays, “The 7 million daily active users net-adds were not strong enough to disprove the ‘Facebook is crushing Snapchat’ thesis, which we think will persist for a while.” Facebook has a distinct advantage over Snapchat. Not only is it an older, more established company, but it owns Instagram which has more than 200 million users a day using its “Stories” feature. Facebook itself had 1.94 billion people using it monthly as of March 31st of this year, providing fierce competition for number of users which attracts advertising and investor revenue.
1 ½ cups flour 1 ½ cups milk pinch salt Canola oil Filling: 1 pound farmer cheese ½ cup whipped cream cheese (4-ounces) 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar 1 egg yolk 1 cup sugar Cinnamon Pecan Topping: 5 tablespoons butter 1 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons brown sugar ½ teaspoon maple syrup ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon For Crepes: In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients until smooth. In a 6 inch sauté pan, heat ½ teaspoon oil. When oil is hot, add about 2 tablespoons batter and swirl around pan. Cook until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes, flip and cook on the other side. Remove from pan, and continue making individual crepes, using all of the batter. Cover to keep cooked crepes warm. For Filling: In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients until smooth. Set aside. Spoon about 1 tablespoon filling into crepe. Spread a bit, leaving a ½-inch border. Roll gently and set aside. For Topping: In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cream, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook, whisking constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens lightly, about 3-4 minutes. To serve: Lay warm, filled crepes in a decorative 9 x 13 pan. Warm sauce and pour over crepes. Sprinkle with roasted pecans and serve. (AISH.COM)
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Why Dairy on Shavuot? Seven fascinating reasons for this popular custom.
By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Torah is likened to milk, as the verse says, "Like honey and hhh... the sumptuous milk [the Torah] lies under your delight of blintzes and tongue" (Song of Songs 4:11). Just cheesecake. Eating a as milk has the ability to fully susdairy meal on Shavuot tain the body of a human being has become an enduring tradi- (i.e. a nursing baby), so too the tion. But what's the source for Torah provides all the “spiritual this? Here are seven fascinating nourishment” necessary for the human soul. reasons:
When the Jewish people received the Torah at Mount Sinai, included was special instructions for how to slaughter and prepare meat for eating. Until then, the Jews had not followed these laws, thus all their meat – plus the cooking pots – were now considered "not kosher." So the only alternative was to eat dairy, which requires no advance preparation. This raises the question, however: Why didn't the Jews simply slaughter new animals, "kasher" their pots in boiling water (hagala), and cook fresh meat? The answer is that the revelation at Sinai occurred on Shabbat, when slaughter and cooking are prohibited. Another point to clarify: How were the Jews able to obtain milk on Shabbat, since milking an animal falls under the prohibited activity of mefarek? The answer is that the Jews already had milk available from before Shabbat, which they had been using to feed the various animals that accompanied their journeys in the wilderness.
The gematria (numerical value) of the Hebrew word for milk, chalav, is 40. We eat dairy foods on Shavuot to commemorate the 40 days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai receiving instruction in the entire Torah. (Moses spent an additional 40 days on Sinai, praying for forgiveness following the Golden Calf, and then a third set of 40 days before returning with a new set of stone tablets.) The numerical value of chalav, 40, has further significance in that there were 40 generations from Moses who recorded the Written Torah, till the generation of Ravina and Rav Ashi who wrote the final version of the Oral Torah, the Talmud. Further, the Talmud begins with the letter mem – gematria 40 – and ends with mem as well.
Reason #4 According to the Zohar, each one of the 365 days of the year corresponds to a specific one of the Torah's 365 negative commandments. Which mitzvah corresponds to the day of Shavuot?
corresponds to the special "Two baby. In those days, there was no Loaves" that were offered in the bottled baby formula, so when the birth mother wasn't available, The Torah says: "Bring Bik- Temple on Shavuot. the caretaker would have to hire kurim (first fruits) to the God's a wet nurse. In the case of Moses, Holy Temple; don't cook a kid in Reason #5 its mother's milk" (Exodus 34:26). An alternative name for he kept refusing to nurse from Since the first day for bringing Mount Sinai is Har Gav'nunim, Egyptian women. The Talmud Bikkurim is on Shavuot (in fact, the mountain of majestic peaks. explains that his mouth needed the Torah calls Shavuot "the hol- The Hebrew word for cheese is to be kept totally pure, as it would iday of Bikkurim"), the second gevina, etymologically related to one day communicate directly with God. Finally Pharaoh's half of that verse – referring to Har Gav'nunim. milk and meat – is the negative Further, the gematria of gevina daughter found one woman commandment corresponding (cheese) is 70, corresponding to who Moses agreed to nurse from – Yocheved, Moses' biological to Shavuot day. Thus on Shavuot the "70 faces of Torah." mother! Appreciate the irony: Pharaoh's murderous decree against Jewish babies was specifically intended to prevent a new generation of Jewish leadership. So what happened instead? Moses, the upcoming great Jewish leader, was raised, educated and trained – right under Pharaoh's nose, in Pharaoh's own home, at Pharaoh's expense! And on top of it all, Moses' mother got paid a salary! The eating of dairy foods on Shavuot commemorates this phenomenon in the early life of Moses, which occurred on the Yummy cheesecake, blintzes and other dairy delights are sixth of Sivan, the day on which standard fare on Shavuos. Eating a dairy meal on Shavuot has Shavuot falls. become an enduring tradition. But what's the source for this?
which has applied to all humanity since the days of Noah). However, upon receiving the Torah, which refers to the Land of Israel as "flowing with milk and honey" (Exodus 3:18), dairy products became permitted to the Jews. In other words, at the same moment that their meat became prohibited, dairy became permitted. They ate dairy on that original Shavuot, and we do today, too. If the Jews ate dairy for the first time at Mount Sinai, this raises the question how Abraham could have fed dairy products to his three guests (Genesis 18:8). The answer requires a technical understanding of the prohibition of ever min hachai, "limb from a live animal." One way is to define a "limb" as a piece of meat which contains bones and/or sinews. It is this type of ever min hachai which has always been forbidden to non-Jews. This prohibition does not include milk, because although milk comes from a live animal, it does not contains bones or sinews. Hence, Abraham was permitted to feed milk to his non-Jewish guests. There is a second, expanded definition of ever min hachai, Here are seven fascinating reasons Reason #7 which encompasses all products we eat two meals, one of milk and Reason #6 According to one commenta- from a live animal — including one of meat, taking care not to Moses was born on the sev- tor, that day at Sinai was the first milk. It is this definition which mix the two. enth day of Adar, and stayed at time the Jews ate dairy products. is prohibited to Jews. Thus it was Interestingly, we are instructed home for three months with his There is a general prohibition of not until the giving of the Torah, not to use the same loaf of bread family, before being placed in the "eating a limb from a live animal" with its reference to "land of milk for a meat meal and then later at Nile River on the sixth of Sivan. (ever min hachai), which logical- and honey," that dairy products a milk meal, lest some of the meat Moses was rescued by Pha- ly should also include milk, the became permitted to Jews. This distinction is spelled out substance had splattered on the raoh's daughter, who adopted product of a live animal. Ever bread. Thus by eating two meals – Moses and took him to live in min hachai is actually one of the clearly by the great Rabbi Shlomo one of milk and one of meat – we Pharaoh's palace. But right away Seven Noahide Laws which the Kluger, in "HaElef Lecha Shlomo" inevitably have two loaves. This a problem arose: what to feed the Jews observed prior to Sinai (and (Yoreh Deah 322). – (AISH.COM)
My First Mother’s Day Without My Mother Can one ever really lose a mother? By: Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
“Bubba doesn’t feel so good.” my eyes and travel to my yesterdays when I had a mother in this I replied. “I don’t think Bubba is coming tonight.” ine months ago I lost world. His eyes began to fill. “I want Each Friday night the empty my beloved mother. But as I write these chair is yet another stark re- Bubba!” I saw him run to the window words, I wonder: Can minder of all that I have lost. I one ever really lose a mother? Of course not. But I lost the sound of my mother’s voice when I’d walk into the room and hear her joy as she cried out my name. I lost the touch of her hands as she would hold onto mine. I lost the one person in the world whom I would call day or night, no matter the hour. She would be happy to lift the burden off of my shoulders. “Don’t worry, sheyfelah, everything will be all right. I am davening for you.” In my heart I knew that my mother was taking out her book of Psalms and washing the fragile pages with her tears. For me. I was filled with an overwhelm- Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, a’h (left) and her daughter, Slovie ing sense of feeling cared for Jungreis-Wolff and loved. And now I am left grappling wish that I could bend my head and lift up the curtain. His lips with the void. There are times and feel my mother’s hands pouting, he had a determined that I pick up the phone out of upon me as she whispers her look on his face. He turned habit and just hear the dial tone Shabbos blessings once again. to me while holding onto the ringing in my ear. I forget that But the night passes and in my fabric’s edge. “Maybe Bubba is I cannot make that call. I seek mother’s place is the sound of coming. I’m gonna watch by this window.” her wisdom but must instead silence. We waited and waited but it I recall that last Shabbos rely on my mother’s words from days gone by. I struggle to re- when my mother was feeling was not to be. I wish. member it all. I try fiercely to too ill to come to my home. My I wish we would have known hold onto our inside jokes, our two-year-old grandson asked, that our time together was going looks of understanding. I close “Where’s Bubba?”
to be cut short. I wish I would have asked more questions. Learned more. Listened more. On one of those last awful days in the hospital when we knew that the moment to say goodbye was drawing near, we each took a few moments to
giving me life. I tried to express my gratitude for my mother’s I took a tissue and dabbed courage, vision, resilience, and her cheeks as two tears her keeping the torch of faith rolled down her face. burning inside of us. The many At that moment I felt I sacrifices for our people that was touching holiness; she ingrained within our hearts. burning tears of fire And the countless sacrifices she straight from the soul.
gle day. It is a mother’s love that cannot be duplicated; a singular love that nourishes one’s soul. My mother’s eyes glistened. How does one say goodbye? I took a tissue and dabbed her cheeks as two tears rolled down her face. At that moment I felt I was touching holiness; burning tears of fire straight from the soul. If you are blessed with having a mom in this world, take a moment and share your gratitude. Words from the heart can be difficult to voice, but you will always cherish this moment. It is a giant leap of love. It’s worth Slovie Jungreis-Wolff writes: “I thanked my dear mother for taking it. giving me life. I tried to express my gratitude for my mother’s And if your mother has recourage, vision, resilience, and her keeping the torch of faith turned her soul to the heavens burning inside of us.” above, know, as I do, that your made for us, her children. The mother is your mother forever. speak privately. My mother’s eyes were path that she so valiantly forged She is watching over you, prayopened. I knew that though my for us to follow in. I thanked her ing for you and caring for you. mother could not talk she knew for giving us the gift of memory, Take comfort in knowing that you do not stand alone. exactly what was happening. mission, and legacy. With eternal gratitude to my My mother’s footsteps can There was a light of understandnever be erased by time. Her dear mother, Rebbetzin Esther ing that shone forth. I leaned in and took my love has been imbued into the Jungries, may her memory be very molecules of this universe. for a blessing mother’s hand. I thanked my dear mother for We breathe in her love every sin(AISH.COM)
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Faith and Trust in The Face of Adversity – BeHar BeChukotai 5777 By: Rabbi David Bibi
e read this week two portions and I believe the theme of the double portions of BeHar and BeChukotai is faith. We begin with the command to observe the Sabbatical year. This is certainly one of the most difficult commandments to fathom. Imagine being asked to close your store for one year every seven and not only that, you close the store but leave the doors open and anything which may have remained is available for someone to take. Here, the Torah is asking a farmer to simply let his field sit for the seventh year. The farmer is forbidden to turn the land, he is forbidden to plant, he is forbidden to harvest and everything and anything which does grow on its own, for example in an orchard or a vineyard, must be left for anyone to take. Understanding how difficult this request is, the Torah continues: : "And if you will say, what will we eat in the seventh year? ... I will command My blessing for you in the sixth year and it will yield a crop sufficient for the three-year period .” It would be within human nature to ask because I am worried, how will I feed my family, how will I pay my bills, how will we survive? And those who ask will see. But the rabbis seem to agree that the greater person is the one who has so much faith that he doesn’t ask and will be blessed in a hidden way as if the world itself will support him (as the world was meant to do prior to the sin of Adam and the curse of the land). The one who asks is at a high level of natural man.
The one who does not ask goes beyond nature to Adam before the sin and before the mixture of good and evil caused man to believe he is subject to nature. When any of us encounters a situation which presents itself as unknown or dangerous, it is natural for us to be afraid of the world's nature. But what can we do? We are human. The second portion presses our faith even further. Here we encounter a list of blessings in eleven verses perhaps they combine with the eleven spices of the ketoret to battle the eleven forces of evil and then 36 verses of curses or punishments. Perhaps the secret in the number 36 is that they can be overcome when we let in the light of creation symbolized by the number 36; The 36 hours of Adam’s Shabbat, the 36 lights of the chanuka menorah and the 36 hidden sadikim which keep the world going. But why are we threatened with so many punishments? Are hardships a good thing? This troubles me greatly. I spoke with a rabbi recently who I know has gone through and is going through some of the most difficult hardships imaginable within his family and my heart literally breaks for him. But he only smiles, encourages and pushes through. He told me that we must understand that the most popular Psalm in the world is the 23rd Psalm of King David - Mizmor L'David, "Your rod and your staff, they comfort me." He asked me, what does David mean? How are we comforted with a staff and rod which are tools of punishment? I recalled a story I had heard from Rabbi Abba Wagensburg. He tells us to imagine a scene of
children playing ball in the street. The ball is kicked into the gutter and a child runs after it - into the path of an on-coming vehicle traveling at typical speed. Seeing the child dart, the driver slams on his brakes and the car stops a quarter of an inch from the child. We in the distance who observe the event may run over to see if everything is OK and if we can help. Confirming that there is no injury and marveling that the car literally came within millimeters of the frozen child, we walk away with a story to tell.
hand. Most likely the child in his immaturity thinks that his parent is being cruel to him. The child certainly wonders, "But I’m OK, why isn’t my dad happy?" We all understand that the screaming and even the paddling are part of a lesson we hope to impress to never run in the street again and to avoid putting ourselves in danger. So the Rabbi turned to me and said that sometimes what we perceive as bad is not only good, its what we need then and there. The Rabbi then told me, that
Rabbi David Bibi recalls a story that he heard from Rabbi Abba Wagensburg (pictured above)
But imagine the same scene with one difference. You see the children playing and recognize your own child. It’s your child who runs into the street. Time freezes as you rush and perhaps imagine the worst. See the miracle and that your child is safe, what do you do? Most likely you grab the child by the arm and scream repeatedly at the child to "Never, Never do that again". And in my day the the screaming would have come with paddling of the child's posterior with one’s
after the sin in the garden, the snake was cursed to eat the dust of the earth. He asked, Is that a curse? The snake will never go hungry and get his nutrients from the earth. How is that a curse. I responded that Rabbi Abittan would explain that we often connect with Hashem when we need something. And connecting with Hashem not only helps us, its necessary for us. There are those Hashem never wants to connect with. Hashem gives them no reason to come running or to
call home (like the snake). The Rabbi would tell of a king with two sons. One son the king wants nothing to do with. The other son, he loves and wants to be with always. He sends the first to a foreign country with a generous trust fund. The other lives closely and must come to his father each week for lunch where a check is delivered by the purser before the son leaves. The second son complains why he must come to collect each week while the first simply draws on his account as he wishes. The king explains. I want you to have a reason to see me every week so we can spend time together while your brother displeases me so that I would rather he limits his visits to once a decade. The Rabbi would conclude that we bless Hashem with the blessing "Boreh Nefashot Rabot VeChesronan" "Hashem who created numerous living beings with deficiencies. Why bless for deficiencies? It’s the deficiencies which remind us to call home and reconnect each day. The rabbi explained that it’s more than accepting perceived evil with a blessing of Baruch Dayan Emet. It’s more than what Rabbi Akiva said when he taught that everything Hashem does must be for our benefit. Its more than the teacher of Rabbi Akiva, Nachum Ish Gamzu said when he taught that all is for good. He explained that it’s not simply good, its having faith and trust that this –whatever Hashem is doing - is what we need now for our own benefit from our Creator who takes pleasure only in our success. He concluded by explaining that this concept of Bitachon must be better understood. It’s
certainly not that we have faith that things will come out as we want and more than having faith that in the end it will be good. He explained that when presented with a difficulty, one is challenged. We see a world of nature. We see odds. Unfortunately too often the evil side uses these odds to bring us to a state of depression thinking that chance is our master. Depression separates us from Hashem when the purpose of challenges is to bring us closer. Whatever we see and whatever predicament we face, we must have faith and trust – true Bitachon as he called it – that there is nothing preventing Hashem from changing the situation, from saving us or from preparing causes that will change all the results. It’s at these times that we must remember no matter how difficult the situation is, we must know that everything is from Hashem. It matters not whether we perceive this as good or otherwise. We must connect on the highest level and this will defeat the evil side and our deep-rooted belief will dissipate ours fear and give us courage to believe in the possibility of being saved, and that there is no more likelihood for bad than for good, no matter the odds presented. And in the end no matter the results, it must be for our good, it is good and this is what we need now. Thinking about what this man was going through at that very moment I was moved by his strength and encouragement, his care for others and the fire in his eyes and in his soul. It’s a difficult task to find and locate and develop our inner faith and trust, but it is a task we all must work on.
Parshas Behar B’Chukosai – The Making of a Jew By: Rabbi Osher Jungreis Sabbatical year (Leviticus 25:1)
his week we have a double parsha: Behar and B’Chukosai. With those two parshiot we conclude the Book of Leviticus and proclaim “Chazak Chazak - Be strong and of good courage” for it is through the steadfast study and observance of Torah that we are infused with strength. We are now in the countdown for the sacred holiday of Shavuos, when G-d gave us the Torah. Most appropriately, this parsha imparts commandments that teach us how we may best prepare ourselves for this holy day. Not only are we called upon to intensify our faith and place our trust in the Almighty G-d through the laws of Shmita - the
but we are also reminded that “we are in charge of our lives” ... “We can choose blessing or curse - it’s all in our hands” (Leviticus 26:1 and 26:14). Among the many and varied commandments in this parsha are the laws that teach us how to be more sensitive toward our fellow man: “You shall not aggrieve your fellow man” (Leviticus 25:17), meaning that we must be very careful with our words and with our comments so as not to embarrass or hurt, not to use derogatory language or offensive nick-names, not to remind people of their past misdeeds, even if we rationalize our behavior by claiming that we are just joking. In our society, where “ranking out people” and “telling it like it
We are now in the count-down for the sacred holiday of Shavuos, when G-d gave us the Torah
is”, regardless of how much pain is inflicted, has become acceptable, these reminders are vitally needed if we are to retain our human compassion
In this parsha, we also learn that we are not permitted to subjugate anyone through hard labor.. ”For the children of Israel are servants to Me...” (Le-
viticus 25:53). From this verse we learn that we have to be careful not to burden anyone to the point where they no longer have any energy for the service of G-d. The eminent sage, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Z’tl, expounded in this commandment and taught that if we must be cautious not to impose tasks on others that would inhibit them from living a life of mitzvoth, we must apply these same concerns to our own lives. We live in a culture that is obsessed with the pursuit of success, and in doing so, we all too often compromise our observance of mitzvos and our responsibilities to our families. We must live with the priority of remembering that, first and foremost,
“we, the children of Israel, are the servants of G-d”. How can we accomplish this? Here too, the answer is given in the parsha. “If in My statutes you shall walk...” The use of the word “walk” is rather odd. It would have been more appropriate to say “observe”. But the Torah is teaching us how to maintain our spiritual lives. “Walking” - connotes constant movement. Thus, we never graduate from Torah study; we must always be moving and growing in our Torah commitment. Walking also implies that to be a Jew is to follow the well-trodden path of our ancestors, for it is only by following that path that we can realize our responsibilities as Jews. (HINENI.ORG)
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so very important conference taking place in Riyadh. Egypt is not on Trump's itinerary for security reasons, but Trump may meet with the Egyptian president, Al Sisi, while at the Riyadh conference. Perhaps a meeting has already been planned. It is clear that this tour is
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University of South Carolina, told The Post and Courier in March, “This language would shut down legitimate debate on South Carolina campuses about policies of the state of Israel and would equate criticism of Israel with anti-Jewish racism.” According to The State, a newspaper in Columbia, S.C., “The Orangeburg Democrat
(Hutto) echoed free-speech concerns voiced by college groups and pro-Palestine advocates that the State Department definition could be interpreted to punish on-campus criticism of Israel. He also said the bill infringes on academic freedom and micromanages colleges.” Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, said research continues “to
MAY 19, 2017 show an alarming increase in anti-Semitism on our nation’s college campuses. South Carolina has exactly what it needs to attack this rapidly spreading virus and protect Jewish students from rising hate. The bill enjoys widespread bipartisan support in both chambers. Shamefully, however, one legislator has fallen for a completely false mischaracterization of the bill and is standing in the way of giving Jewish students the protections they need and deserve.” (JNS.ORG)
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If Comey was Trump’s elector and protector, why did he fire him? Either Comey is a corrupt tool of Trump. Or he’s a heroic public servant. Either he was Trump’s protector or a threat to him. But he can’t be both. Either the media left was lying about Comey then. Or it’s lying about him now. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
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A statement from the White House released earlier this week said that Trump's visit will aim to "further strengthen the United States-Israel partnership" and to discuss the prospect of ad-
vancing "a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians." Trump and Netanyahu will discuss "a range of regional issues, including "threats posed by Iran and its proxies, and by ISIS and other terrorist group," and
US Embassy to Stay Channel 2 reported. The airlift is a complex logisshould be one of the first to move." tical operation, which includes In a related development, INN bringing 56 vehicles, including 14 reported on Sunday that Approx- limousines, to Israel. Among the vehicles is the presiimately 30 C-17 US transport aircraft will land in Israel, carrying dent's armed limousine. The US planes will also bring hundreds of tons of equipment, cars, and people in preparation three trucks filled with armored for US President Donald Trump's glass, which will be installed in the presidential visit to Israel, Israel's hotel Trump will stay in. Continued from page 16
Trump will discuss with Abbas "ways to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy," the statement added. Trump's meeting with Abbas will be the second in the course of a month, after hosting the Palestinian leader at the White House on Wednesday. (I24 NEWS) The report also said the planes would bring a US delegation of 900 people, including doctors, security personnel, computer experts, logistics teams, appointment setters, and several important White House officials, who will accompany Trump during his first presidential visit abroad and ensure everything runs smoothly and as planned. The entire visit will cost approximately $100 million taxpayer dollars. (INN)
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Biology Research Center at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, is a globally recognized authority on cancer metastasis. The winner of numerous awards including the Neufeld Prize, Vlodavsky is now working to identify treatments to inhibit metastasis. Dr. Pinchas Tsukerman of Hebrew University, who developed a novel immunotherapy method in which monoclonal antibodies neutralize the tumor’s ability to suppress the immune system, won the Kaye
Innovation Award in 2016.
Breakthroughs Ziv notes that research in Israel has global importance. Israel Prize winner Zelig Eshchar from the Weizmann Institute, considered one of the founding fathers of the field of immunotherapy, is credited with providing the basis of a new method of strengthening the body’s defenses against cancer with a patient’s own immune cells. Weizmann Prof. Yair Reisner and his team developed a unique bone-marrow transplant tech-
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Macron of his complacency towards and links with the UOIF (Union of French Islamic Organizations), which has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Macron’s reply was not an outright denial: “I do not know the leaders of the UOIF, I have never met them and I have no relations with them.” The UOIF was founded in 1983 by two students from Iraq and Tunisia and inspired by Fayçal Mawlawi, a Lebanese Muslim Brotherhood religious
chief. In 1992 it set up the European Institute of the Humanities to train Imams and Muslim cadres. The UOIF is a subsidiary of the Union of European Islamic Organizations and is the apex of a pyramidal network of over 250 local associations covering all aspects of social life, in accordance with the globalizing model of the Muslim Brotherhood. In February 2017, the UOIF rebranded itself as MDF (Muslims of France) to rid itself of its reputation as the French spearhead of the Muslim Brother-
How Does Election-Rigging in the volatile days. The president of the Nationidential election, with all the al Council of Resistance of Iran terror threats France faces, only (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi, de60,000 police were deployed to scribed the ongoing stage-mansecure the polling stations. The aged Iranian election as a total Iranian police are there to stop mockery. She said: “The Iranian people's protests and uprisings people reject both a black and Continued from page 19
nique for leukemia patients. Dr. Ephrat Levy-Lahad, director of the Medical Genetics Institute at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, discovered that women with the BRCA2 gene mutation have an increased risk for developing breast cancer if they also have an abnormality in the RAD51 gene. Prof. Marcelle Machluf of the Technion developed new technology for delivering targeted anti-cancer therapeutics, which dramatically increases efficacy and prevents the side effects associated with existing chemotherapy. Machluf reported in 2016 that in animal models, the system doubled life expectancy after the development of prostate cancer.
Israeli scientists made a significant breast-cancer breakthrough by demonstrating that they could stop the spread of breast cancer in mice. And Dr. Carmit Levy of the department of human molecular genetics and biochemistry at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine discovered how melanoma spreads to distant organs and found ways to stop the process before the metastatic stage. More than 30 years ago, Israeli scientists Moshe Oren and Varda Rotter found the location and chemical nature of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene. Their research is still being used today for further breakthrough
studies on halting the spread of cancer.
hood. It advocates an “authentic and open reading of Islam” and purports to develop thinking and positions “compliant with Islam while integrating French Republican principles.” Its members cover a spectrum ranging from liberal Bordeaux Imam Tareq Oubrou to more hardline Imams. It holds an annual rally at Le Bourget that attracts tens of thousands and Tariq Ramadan (grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and Islamist apologist) is a regular speaker. Several invited speakers have been refused entry to France because of their extremist views. The UOIF called on its mem-
bers to “vote massively” for Emmanuel Macron in round two of the election, as did the CFMC (French Council of Muslim Worship) and the Grand Mosque of Paris. During a presidential debate, Marine Le Pen justified her accusation of Macron’s complacency with the UOIF by referring to the case of Mohamed Saou, a member of Macron’s political party En Marche: “You have been blackmailed. Either you keep Mr. Saou, a radical Islamist, or the UOIF will call on its members to vote against you.” Saou was the subject of a controversy in March-April when
it emerged that he had posted a message on Facebook saying he “was never and never would be Charlie,” referring to the “Je Suis Charlie” slogan that followed the murder of the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff and was a statement made internationally in solidarity the controversial magazine. Saou attempted to edge his way out of the controversy by saying he meant that he “did not subscribe to the editorial line” of the magazine but did not condone the attack. Saou also shared posts by Marwan Muhammad, president of the Muslim Brotherhood satellite organization CCIF
a white turban” referring to incumbent president Rouhani and his challenger Raisi. She said that we seek a free and democratic Iran where elections will find once more their true meaning. (AMERICAN THINKER) Reza Shafiee is a member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
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the Neolithic period, evidence of the use of fire in the area in the form of ash and coal already era when fires were made that exists from the Early Stone Age reached very high temperatures (about 800,000 years ago). For and heat was used to turn lime- example, seeds and burnt flint have been found in the past at stone into plaster, for example. Although the use of fire be- the site of the Daughters of Jacame much more prevalent cob Bridge on the upper Jordan about 10,000 years ago during River. (TPS)
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similar slabs from this period have been found. She claims that the finds indicate mankind’s relatively advanced pyrotechnic capabilities during this
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monthly to imprisoned terrorists, and $15 million monthly to terrorists’ families, “it has become morally revolting for organizations to continue to be duped by the PA as the American Jewish Committee previously was,” Weiss aid. He praised the AJC for “properly correcting its policy so that it will no longer fall victim to this duplicitous strategy
of the Palestinian Authority.” “Every government must choose its priorities,” David Brog, the founding executive director and a current board member of Christians United for Israel, told JNS.org. “The PA has chosen to pay murderers who take lives, instead of hospitals which save lives. There could not be a clearer example of how the PA’s priorities harm individuals on both sides of this
conflict.” “This is not something Christians should be doing,” said Dexter Van Zile, who monitors and analyzes the Christian media for the Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. “By paying the unpaid bills of the Palestinian Authority, we protect the PA from the consequences of its decision to incite against Jews and support terrorism. We become complicit in future acts of terrorism. We put Jews at risk. This is intolerable.” (JNS.ORG)
existing businesses in the recent decade. According to the New York Times, they are looking cisco according to Neissa. Ulti- to expand the technological elContinued from page 8 mately, it had decided to build ement of Rothschild’s mainstay clientele. its own business there instead. Times. Gaertner said, “Tech is alMr. Gaertner and Walid KhRothschild originally wanted to buy an existing boutique iari, both alumni of Credit Su- ways innovating, so we’re always investment bank in order to isse, hope to focus on the ways looking at places where they can expand its brand into San Fran- in which technology is altering change an entire industry.”
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ment in response to the order. "Decades of experience shows we cannot arrest and incarcerate our way out of America's drug problem," he said. "Instead, we must direct resources to treatment and to specifically combating violent crime. This will help law enforcement do our jobs better." Session's policy memo directs prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious readily provable offense." The memo acknowledges there will be cases in which "good judgment" will permit a
Medications Many lifesaving drugs already on the market or under development to treat cancer are based on Israeli research. ICRF researcher Prof. Alberto Gabizon and his team developed Doxil, the first FDA-approved drug to use “stealth liposomes” for direct delivery to a tumor site without damaging surrounding tissues. Doxil is used to treat breast and ovarian cancer as well as Kaposi’s sarcoma, a form of cancer in AIDS patients. Prof. Eli Canaani and his team at the Weizmann identified the molecular structure of the “Phil-
prosecutor to bend that rule. But exceptions would require approval from top supervisors.
Obama-era policies The directive abolishes guidance by Session's Democratic predecessor, Eric Holder, who said prosecutors could in some cases omit drug quantities from charging documents so as to not generate long sentences. Holder's 2013 policy initiative was aimed at encouraging shorter sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, thus freeing up more resources to pursue more serious and violent
Baruch College Tops said Dmitriy Treyger, who is a Baruch senior and Traders Club member; he believes his perforstrategy. "The nice thing is that find- mance at the MIT competition ing a job, working on these helped him land an interview— competitions and studying for and eventually a summer inmath classes all really go hand ternship after graduation—with in hand—so when you're work- Chicago-based Wolverine Trading on one, you're developing ing LLC, says the Journal. "Someone whose only experiyour skills in the other two,” Continued from page 9
adelphia chromosome,” the first abnormal chromosome found in leukemia. Gleevec, the first drug to directly target cancer cells, was developed based on this research to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia. Hershko and Ciechanover’s discovery of the ubiquitin system led to the development of Velcade, a FDA-approved drug used to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. “Israeli researchers have made a definite contribution to the global fight against cancer. They are known for their creativity and their ability to give new ideas to the development of novel therapies,” says Ziv. (ISRAEL 21C)
(French Collective Against Islamophobia). Macron’s party suspended Saou from his functions pending an ethical inquiry, but Macron was caught off-air during a radio interview saying that although Saou’s post was “doubtful,” he was basically a “great guy.” This compliment was reciprocated by Muslim voters on May 7, who voted en masse for Macron. (CLARION PROJECT) Leslie Shaw is an Associate Professor at the Paris campus of ESCP Europe Business School and President of FIRM (Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management). criminals. The Obama administration policy shift coincided with its clemency initiative that released convicts considered worthy of a second chance and U.S. Sentencing Commission changes that made tens of thousands of federal drug inmates eligible for early release. Together, those changes led to a sharp drop in the federal prison population, from 220,000 in 2013 to the current level of 190,000. Nevertheless, some prosecutors felt constrained by Holder's 2013 directive and were concerned they would lose the ability to plea bargain without the latitude to pursue harsher punishments. ence was at a bubble-tea shop… apparently him and other people like him end up in a disproportionate amount in the city university system and in particular at Baruch,” said Professor Stefanica. "Now we are doing what we can to tease out this talent and it's not just for the whole goal of winning competitions, but it's truly a transformational career and life-changing experience for the students.”
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A Simple Invention Continued from page 43
technology, they say ‘Wow, that is so simple.’ It’s the same reaction I had when I first saw it,” says Stern. Dr. Brian Williams, director of NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre and co-primary investigator in Vascular Dynamics’ worldwide clinical trial, said Mobius HD technology “may provide an important solution for patients who have not benefited from other device- or drug based treatments. We are enthusiastic about the product’s potential as we have seen tremendous results in early studies in the US and Europe.” The other primary investigator is Dr. Gregg Stone, director of cardiovascular research and education for Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and co-director of medical research and education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
Looking ahead When Stern took over Vascular Dynamics in November 2011, the current wisdom held
that ablation of the renal artery was the best bet for curing resistant hypertension. About 50 companies attempted to commercialize that solution, but it ultimately sputtered out as did another approach that involved placing leads on the internal carotid sinus to pace blood pressure. According to Stern, only five companies are now working toward a non-pharmaceutical solution for resistant hypertension. The one rival closest to Vascular Dynamics’ solution is CVRx, whose Barostim Neo implantable device modulates the baroreceptor electrically to reduce the symptoms of heart failure. The Minnesota-based company has raised hundreds of millions in investment. However, says Stern, the current prototype is expensive, requiring surgery that lasts two to three hours, and the battery must be replaced every 24-36 months at a cost of $20,000. “We’re a very simple, minimally invasive procedure,” says Stern, referring to the 50-minute implant procedure under local anesthesia to thread MobiusHD via a catheter from the
District Leader Anne Criminal Justice Council and Board of Directors of National of downtown Brooklyn and sur- District Attorneys Association. We need Anne as the next rounding neighborhoods. She is considered s national expert in Brooklyn District Attorney. therapeutic jurisprudence and Anne is running for DA to proalternative sentencing. She was mote justice and safety for evselected to serve on the ABA eryone. She is more than capaContinued from page 9
groin to the carotid artery. Trials to date have shown that upon discharge, MobiusHD patients’ clinical blood pressure is down about 36 points. Ambulatory blood pressure, measured in the course of a patient’s daily life, is reduced by about 20 points at six months with a concurrent reduction in blood pressure seen to be stable in patients for over three years. Just how long the reduction continues is the subject of further studies. Vascular Dynamics has16 fulltime employees and about 15 contractors around the world. The company recently won another $10 million in funding, bringing its total raise to about $33 million. Stern says more money will be raised in coming months for ongoing trials. The team also plans to study the impact of MobiusHD in heart failure. “We now look forward to working closely with the FDA to try to reduce the time to get innovative devices to the patients that need them, while still maintaining the high standards of safety, efficacy and scientific validity required by the program,” Stern says. (ISRAEL 21C)
ble of doing this because of her unique credentials. She needs our vote and the votes of our friends and contacts in Brooklyn. Tonight, she needs our help getting to the filing in July She's already gotten my first contribution. I will let her ask you for yours I'm excited to introduce you to my niece.
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the contract. The Strand Theater is another case of mismanagement that has cost the already overtaxed residents dearly. There is mismanagement in other areas as well. I feel we need to end spot zoning. We should also advocate for federal and state grants to repair infrastructure in areas in need of revitalization.
bidder, ensuring no conflict of interests. A full audit is needed to weed out wasteful spending and non-essential services, and there needs to be complete transparency to all township activities. When it comes to concern for the taxpayer, we must rethink how township business is done, and we should not allow sweetYG Any other ideas that heart deals or favoritism in conyou would promote? tracts that hurt taxpayers. For example, the Blue Claws Stadium AS I think it would be wise should be made profitable for the to encourage Board of Educatownship. We need to renegotiate tion members to identify waste
Int’l Performing Artist Continued from page 28
CENT. A provocative new play with music celebrating Jewish Culture. IT is currently at the Cort Theatre, located at 138 West 48th Street in Manhattan. On hand for the evening were the ten outstanding woman whose lives have touched millions of men women and children worldwide and whose interest in Yiddish culture and language were recognized during the evening’s festivities. Israel’s Consulate General in New York, the Hon. Ambassador Dani Dayan greeting the dinner guests with kind words about their generosity to the State of Israel and everything related to Jewish culture. The honorees were Dr. Marion Bergman (Born in South Africa, she has directed Brookhav-
en Memorial Hospital’s Respiratory Care Service), Rodica Burg (She came to the US as a political refuge from Communist Romania before WWII where members of her family were leaders in the Romanian Yiddish Theatre. Nadine Epstein, Editor and Publisher of MOMENT magazine, created and founded in 1975 by Elie Wiezel. Fanya Gottsfeld Heller, (Holocaust survivor, author, educator and philqanthropist), Ruth Goldschmidt, (Born inn Vienna, Austria she is a global citizen and has been the inspiration for her son Alan Strozenberg’s hit comic character, “Yiddishe Momma).”Bunny Grossinger, (Founder of the Jon Tisch School of Hospitality and Tourism at NYU and a principal in the Vacation and tourism industry having owned Grossinger’s
In NJ Gubernatorial on environmental issues, said the Times. Mr. Murphy said man Sachs. Each candidate con- that “there’s probably no good tinued to ask Mr. Murphy about answer in terms of those investments,” but that he would his career at Sachs. Mr. Wisniewski pointed out advocate environmental causes Mr. Murphy’s investment port- if he were to be governor, cites folio—which supports certain the Times. Thursday’s debate was the last companies that promote pipelines and hydrofracking— as a time that the four candidates disgrace to Mr. Murphy’s stance would share the stage in a deContinued from page 26
MAY 19, 2017 in the educational system. The township committee cannot excuse itself from BOE matters when the BOE is spending township tax dollars. Working with the league of municipalities to push Trenton to change the school funding formula would be a great idea in alleviating some of the tax burden from Lakewood property owners. YG In conclusion what message do you want to give to Lakewood residents? AS I cherish the many positive aspects of living in my town and would like to ensure that we head in the right direction. I’m hopeful I will be given the opportunity to represent the people of Lakewood. Hotel in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York). Inna Khidekel, ( Managing Director at Bridge Investment Group), Sharyn Mann (Founder of the Food Allergy Initiative), Daryl Roth(Producer) and Dr. Rada Sumareva (Co-Founder and President of the Russian-American College of Dentists). The group of Mother’s Day honorees can each take the award for Outstanding World Citizen and International World Diplomat supporting Yiddish Theatre and Jewish culture and music. As Tova Feldshuh told the Queens Gazette, “Although I am Yiddish impaired I am honored to be part of a 5,000 year old club, that has the gift of adversity given to the Jewish People and that has endured for centuries and has been carried forward by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.” PHOTOS BY DR. DAN MILLER/ DMD IMAGES
bate before voters head to the polls on June 6. The most recent polls from Quinnipiac University, showed that Mr. Murphy was in the lead with 26 percent, Mr. Johnson with 7 percent and 52 percent undecided, reports the Times. Mr. Murphy handled the criticism given to him and, instead of fighting back, he focused his efforts on denouncing President Trump and Governor Chris Christie.
for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today more than 16,000 students pursue ring Personal Economic Status undergraduate and graduate Continued from page 39 from Social Network Location,” degrees in eight professional appears in the journal “Na- schools and divisions, driven random targeting. Makse’s collaborators includ- ture Communication.” (CUNY by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. ed Shaojun Luo and Flaviano Newswire) About The City College of Now celebrating its 170th anMorone from CCNY’s Levich niversary, CCNY is as diverse, Institute, and Matias Travizano New York Since 1847, The City College dynamic and visionary as New and Carlos Sarraute from Granof New York has provided low- York City itself. View CCNY data Labs in San Francisco. Their paper, entitled: “Infer- cost, high-quality education Media Kit.
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The Battle Over Freedom Continued from page 39
Korea. That’s the crisis we face today. The leaders of tomorrow are coming of age in the totalitarian campus states of today. When one of those polls emerge showing that 7 out of 10 college students want to ban offensive speech, it’s not a generational phenomenon so much as it is
environmental indoctrination. The left’s experiment in college totalitarianism has normalized an environment in which free speech and individual rights don’t exist, in which truth and facts were invented by imperialists, and in which a single cultural misstep can have shattering consequences for anyone who isn’t part of the right identity
clique. Today’s campus is unsafe for America. Taxpayers have invested enormous amounts of money into funding an educational system that rejects everything that makes our society work. If that does not change, then our society will be destroyed by the consequences. The battle over freedom on campus is the battle for freedom in America. (FRONT PAGE MAG)
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The Battle Over Freedom on Campus is the Battle for Freedom in America By: Daniel Greenfield
here is a place in America where civil rights don’t exist. The First Amendment doesn’t apply. Neither does the Sixth Amendment. (Never mind the Second.) Not only Freedom of Speech, but Freedom of Association (NAACP v. Alabama) is under fire. Snowflakes. Oversensitive. We’ve all heard those accusations leveled at college students. Are millennial college students really an oversensitive generation? Or are they right to be oversensitive. Two types of people are sensitive; the entitled and the endangered. It’s reasonable to be paranoid about subtle social nuances if you live in a totalitarian state where the wrong word or look will be punished. Where someone is always watching for even the most minor acts of political incorrectness. College students are afraid. And they should be. The average college campus with its speech codes, thought policing, violent protests and kangaroo courts has no resemblance to anything else in the United States of America. Colleges are totalitarian states. And they are the blueprints of the left’s plan for the entire country. Individuals have no rights on campus. Intersectional tribes do. The way that these tribes negotiate conflicting rights is a mix
of Kafka and Orwell. In Orwell’s homeland, Oxford University’s Equality and Diversity Unit (a name that could easily have leaped from the pages of 1984) warned students that failing to make eye contact was a racist microaggression. The usual sensible responses accomplished nothing. Then autistic students complained that the microaggression guidelines were themselves a microaggression against students with disabilities. And the “Unit” quickly apologized and retreated. The absurdity of the situation reeks of old Soviet anecdotes. But the same system exists in the United States. An individual’s right to free speech on campus derives from his membership in a group. What might be dangerously offensive from a white man is fully legal when coming from a Latino woman or a Muslim man. Not just the speech, but the evidentiary process is fundamentally different based on group membership. Hysterical panics by favored minority activists lead to quick and illegal sanctions against students and faculty with no regard for the facts. Facts, like truth, are viewed as favoring white males. “The idea that there is a single truth–‘the Truth’–is a construct of the Euro-West," African-American students at Pomona College wrote. "This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the Unit-
ed States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.” We used to ask who was afraid of the truth. Now we have the answer.
Daniel Greenfield writes: :The average college campus with its speech codes, thought policing, violent protests and kangaroo courts has no resemblance to anything else in the United States of America.”
Truth is a construct. The search for truth endangers minorities. That isn’t just true in the intellectual sense, but in the evidentiary one. If you try to determine whether a hate crime really happened or whether discrimination really exists, you are endangering their ability to exercise power through claims of oppression. Facts and truth create unsafe spaces for politically correct
Team Led by CCNY Analyzes Social Networking Behavior Edited by: JV Staff
ew big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies. New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks
A team led by City College physicist Hernan A. Makse (pictured above) was legally granted access to two massive big datasets: all the phone calls of the entire population of Mexico for three months and the banking information of a subset of people
A team led by City College physicist Hernan A. Makse was legally granted access to two massive big datasets: all the phone calls of the entire population of Mexico for three months and the banking information of a subset of people. All the data, approximately 110 million phone calls and 500,000 bank clients, was anonymous with no names. “It is commonly believed that patterns of social ties affect individuals’ economic status, said Makse, whose research interest includes the theoretical understanding of complexity. “We analyzed these two largescale sources – the telecommunications and financial data of
tyranny. Safe spaces are places where truth and civil rights don’t exist. The United States (not to mention capitalism and imperialism) were built on the notion that truth exists. So was our system of law. People are considered guilty until proven innocent because we believe that it is
a whole country’s population. Our results showed that an individual’s location, measured as the optimal collective influence to the structural integrity of the social network, is highly correlated with personal economic status.” The social network patterns of influence observed mimicked the patterns of economic inequality. For pragmatic use and validation, Makse and his colleagues carried out a marketing campaign that showed a three-fold increase in response rate by targeting individuals identified by their social network metrics as compared to See Team Led by CCNY , page 38
possible to find the truth. But if there is no objective truth, only subjective narratives, and social justice mandates to unpack our knapsacks and cast aside privileged narratives, then the privileged are guilty. And they can never be proven innocent without endangering the privileges of the oppressed. That’s not an abstraction. It means that if you are accused of a microaggression, you are
guilty. If you made too little eye contact or too much eye contact, you are guilty. Your explanations don’t matter. Truth doesn’t matter. Campus kangaroo courts operate in this post-truth space. Accusations don’t depend on proof, but on membership in the right identity group. Accusations of oppression must always be treated as valid. But accusations by the privileged can and should be ignored. That is how social justice works. Crimes are collective. As are punishments. Individual guilt and innocence is a function of collective guilt and innocence. It doesn’t matter what you did. It only matters what group you belong to. On campus, as in prison, there is safety in an identity group. Only the group has the power to protect you. But even within the group there is never any true sense of security. Intersectional tribalism is always being negotiated and renegotiated. The microaggression you condemn might very well turn out to be your own. No matter how oppressed you are, someone is always more oppressed. The wrong joke, costume, idea, inference or even lack of eye contact can make you a criminal. Innocence is not an option. The very concept of white privilege indicts you for crimes that you had no idea you were even committing. At worst, your very existence is an affront. And ig-
norance is no excuse. Whiteness, masculinity, femininity, heterosexuality and even Americanism are pre-existing crimes that require an endless process of atonement which by its very nature will always be incomplete. You oppress by existing. To defend yourself is to further oppress your accusers by rejecting their pain. As in all totalitarian systems, your claims to innocence only deepen your guilt by challenging the moral authority of your accusers. The safest response is to confess and learn to love Big Intersectionality. Colleges have always been the training ground for the leaders of tomorrow. The blueprints for a new society begin there. If you wanted to know what leftist ideas would be going mainstream in a decade, you went to a fashionable college. The leftist idea that is going mainstream is a totalitarian state. Microaggressions, safe spaces, tone-policing, identity caste systems, no platforming and the end of truth aren’t just some silly campus nonsense. They are the blueprint for the future of the United States. Violence against free speech migrated from the campus to the city street. The rejection of truth and facts climaxed with rejecting the outcome of a presidential election. Imagine what tomorrow’s leaders would be like if they all got an education in North See The Battle Over Freedom, page 38
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10 Questions to Ask Before Signing Off On a Student Loan – Part 2 By: Katy Tripses (CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK)
6. What fees will I be responsible for?
rate, you’ll be able to calculate your monthly payment. There are several loan payment calculators available online that make this really easy. In general, most lenders allow loans to be paid back over a pe-
meant to allow students to have time to find a job and to begin building a savings. However, some loans do not allow for any grace period and require monthly payments begin right away.
In addition to interest, you may be responsible for paying other fees. It’s important to know what these are, how much they are, and when they are due. It’s also important to keep in mind that these are often separate from interest rates, so don’t confuse the two! The biggest difference is that, while interest is paid along with loan payments, fees are often paid up front. The amount of your fees will have an affect on your interest rate. For instance, getting a loan with no fees will often mean a higher interest rate. This can make sense if you’re planning on paying the loan off in a short period of time. Always be sure to ask about all fees associated with a loan as they may not be totally obvious.
count, paying off these expenses on your behalf. But be sure to find out if there are any special disbursement rules that apply to you. For instance, in some cases, first-time undergraduates will be required to wait 30 days before they receive their first payment. Make sure you know if any of these rules apply to you and plan ahead accordingly.
9. What’s required for the application?
steps to carefully ensure that you’re only taking out the exact amount of money you need and that your monthly payments are manageable, you’ll have no trouble paying back your loan. Unfortunately, the unexpected can happen, causing you to run into trouble paying back your loans. It’s important to know before you sign off on a student loan that you understand the deferment options available to you in the instance you’re unable to make payments at some point. Deferment allows you to temporarily postpone monthly loan payments or reduce the amount your payment each month to avoid defaulting on the loan. Make sure you understand all of the options available to you ahead of time as well as the consequences for deferring a loan. Student loans are a great way to help college students take the next step in their academic career. However, it’s incredibly important they fully understand their loan and its terms before signing off on it. Asking the right set of questions upfront can help avoid some major headaches down the road.
Student loans always come with a set of required documents that are needed to complete an application and determine whether or not a student will receive the loan. Be sure to carefully read the list of requirements for each and every loan you apply for as this can vary. In general, you’ll need to provide information such as: Once you’ve determined the total amount you’ll be borrowing, how long you have to pay back the loan, and your interest rate, Social security number Driver’s license you’ll be able to calculate your monthly payment Most recent tax return (or the most recent tax return of riod of 10-25 years. The shorter 8. How are the your parents if you’re listed as a the loan term, the higher the loan payments disbursed? dependent) monthly payment will be. You should absolutely figure In general, most lenders You also need to know how Bank statement out what this amount will be you will receive the money Other records of income (if allow loans to be paid before signing off on a loan to you’re borrowing. For the most you have any) back over a period of Don’t forget to check and see ensure the amount is something part, both federal and private 10-25 years that you can manage. You also loans require that colleges pay if a loan requires a co-signer. need to be sure and ask when out loans at the beginning of This is only the case with private Deferment allows you 7. What will your first payment will be due each academic term. This is to student loans and isn’t required to temporarily postpone my monthly as this can vary. For instance, ensure that students have the for federal loans. monthly loan payments payment be? many student loans allow a funding necessary to pay all reor reduce the amount Once you’ve determined the six-month grace period, which quired expenses such as tuition 10. What deferment your payment each total amount you’ll be borrow- means students have six months and room & board. Many uni- options are month to avoid defaulting ing, how long you have to pay before they need to begin mak- versities will pay the money out available? on the loan. back the loan, and your interest ing monthly payments. This is directly into your student acHopefully, if you’ve taken the
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Katy Tripses writes: “Make sure you understand all of the options available to you ahead of time as well as the consequences for deferring a loan.”
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Unique Jewish Walking Tours of London – History & Culture Galore !! By: Rhonda Aaronson
bout ten years ago Martin Warren began taking family and friends on informal walking tours of London which eventually evolved into leading walks to raise money for charities. Martin is still carrying on these activities and he has now set up Martins London Walks to provide a comprehensive walking tours service for visitors to London. Each walk has a particular theme and his walks are therefore quite different to what you might normally expect. As an example you could take the Walk entitled 100 Sights of London in One Day, or explore the Jewish Quarter, or delve into London's Secret History or take a spell binding tour of the Royal London Parks and there is much more.
A guided walk through the Jewish Quarter will not only give you a good understanding of the history of London Jewry but also of how Jewish life became intertwined with London life and how the two became inextricably linked. There is much to experience on this Walk and amongst other things you will see the site of the first London synagogue built in 1656 after the open practice of Judaism was permitted by Oliver Cromwell. This was replaced by the beautiful Bevis Marks Synagogue which was conse- Walking group outside Kensington Palace gates crated in 1701 and is still in use today. Incredibly it has almost remained unchanged since the time it was built. You will also see the sites of Jack the Ripper’s gruesome murders and learn about his involvement with the local Jewish community. Jewish heroes and villains also feature on this walk not to mention Jack
Houses of Parliament in London
Changing of the guard outside of Buckingham Palace
Spot the most notorious Jewish villain of all time. In addition there were many Jewish philanthropists and benefactors all of whom have left their mark in one way or another. Food is of course important in Jewish culture and you will see where Blooms the most fa-
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mous Jewish restaurant in the UK carried on its business and hear about its famous film star clientele and its infamously rude waiters. This is just a snippet of the content and if Jewish life and history is what you are after then this is the Walk for you. On the other hand if you are
of London, the bustle of the East End and the arty South Bank. You will see such sights as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street, Whitehall, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge the Bank of England and that is only the beginning! Alternatively the Hidden Gems of Kensington Walk will take you through one of the most beautiful and upmarket parts of London often missed by visitors. You will see Kensington Palace where Prince William lives with Kate and their Sandy’s Row Synagogue two children. This is also where making your first visit to Lon- Queen Victoria was brought don or if you have been before up and you will hear about her but want to see as many sights as unhappy childhood. Of course possible, then the 100 Sights of Princess Diana also lived here London in one Day is the Walk and you will see the local pizfor you. This Walk will give zeria she often visited. You will you a good orientation of Lon- see the magnificent Albert Medon and takes you through the See Unique Jewish Walking, page 36 glitzy West End, the stoic City
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he travel season is almost here. Free WiFi at cafes, airports, restaurants and city streets is used by almost everyone who’s traveling – but how many people take an extra step to make sure their browsing is not only convenient, but also safe? Last year, NordVPN (Virtual Private Network) released safety tips for public Wi-Fi, but the number of public Wi-Fi scams only seems to be increasing, showing that people still don’t treat their online security seriously. According to privatewifi. com study, 79% of respondents still don’t use a VPN when they go on public Wi-Fi. According to NordVPN’s recent survey almost half of respondents didn’t know that, for example, it was dangerous to shop online on a public network. Here are some of the most common ways that a hacker can take advantage of someone’s device connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot: 1. Fake Wi-Fi hotspot. The most common threat is still a hacker positioning himself as a Wi-Fi hotspot. When that happens, a Wi-Fi user will be sending their information to a hacker instead to a legitimate Wi-Fi spot - and that could include credit card information, private
When an Internet user finds themselves in a crowded coffee shop or an airport, there might be data thieves lurking around, who will watch over a shoulder to memorize passwords or credit card information that one enters into their device
emails, and any other sensitive information. This technique is very easy for hackers, as Wi-Fi spots rarely require authentication to establish a connection. 2. Wireless sniffers. Hackers can be using sniffers, a software designed to intercept and decode data when it is transmitted over a network. Wireless sniffers are specifically created for capturing data on wireless networks, but are normally used by IT specialists to monitor the health of a network and diagnose problems. When a sniffer falls into a hacker’s hands, it can be easily used to monitor and decode another person’s private data. 3. Shoulder surfing. When an
Internet user finds themselves in a crowded coffee shop or an airport, there might be data thieves lurking around, who will watch over a shoulder to memorize passwords or credit card information that one enters into their device. Just as it’s important to be careful when entering a PIN number into an ATM machine, it’s important to make sure no one is looking over a shoulder when going online at a public Wi-Fi spot. How can an Internet user protect themselves when they go online at a public hotspot? Actually, it’s really simple – just a few easy rules need to be folSee Public Wi-Fi Dangers, page 36
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The Israelis Helping to Conquer Cancer As part of Cancer Research Month, we take a look at some of the best Israeli research in the field of cancer and the scientists committed to saving lives. By: Viva Sarah Press
ay is National Cancer Research Month in the United States. But cancer doesn’t care who you are or where you live, so every research breakthrough is vital to the global community of cancer patients and their families. And Israel is renowned for its many studies and scientific breakthroughs that have led to new treatments and better understanding of all forms of the disease. The Israel Cancer Association and Israel Cancer Research Fund award dozens of grants
have won international prizes and honors for their work in the field of cancer. Listed below are some of the most well-known and fellowships in fields ranging kind hub for research, was es- among them. from epidemiology and basic tablished to spur the developProf. Yosef Yarden of the research to clinical and obser- ment of new treatments and ear- Weizmann Institute of Science vational features, aiming to har- ly-stage diagnostic technologies. in Rehovot recently received ness Israel’s scientific talent to find a cure for cancer. “The research of today is the cure for tomorrow,” Miri Ziv, ICA’s Director General, tells ISRAEL21c. “We have in Israel very good researchers and this is a crucial part of the fight against cancer. The research gives us better methods for prevention, early detection and, of course, treatment,” says Ziv. In December last year, the Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC), a first-of-itsProfessor Avraham Hershko, left, and Prof. Aharon Ciechanover in the lab. Photo courtesy of the Technion
“Conquering cancer is one of the global community’s most pressing challenges, and it requires an interdisciplinary approach,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie at the inauguration ceremony. “We need collaboration between basic scientists, biochemists, cell biologists, computer scientists and experts in microscopy and imaging. We need the engineers and we need the clinicians.”
Prof. Yosef Yarden receives the Israel Prize from (l-r) Minister of Education Naftali Bennet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. Photo courtesy of Weizmann Institute
Israel’s highest honor, the Israel Prize, for his globally significant cancer research. Yarden has shed light on the processes by which cancer grows and spreads. He had a role in discovering the function of a molecular amplifier, HER2, which strengthens the chemical signals that cause cells to become cancerous. His research has clinical applications in breast and lung cancer. Prof. Yosef Shiloh, an Israel Award-winning Prize committee member, was cancer researchers the first Israeli to win the covDozens of Israeli researchers eted Clowes Award from the
Prof. Yechezkel Barenholz, left, and Prof. Alberto Gabizon developed Doxil, an anti-cancer drug. Photo by Nati Shohat/ FLASH90
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), in 2011. His area of expertise is ataxia telangiectasia (A-T), a rare neurodegenerative disease. AACR Director Margaret Foti said of Shiloh, “His work has launched a scientific revolution and opened up new horizons in the understanding of how the living cell copes with DNA damage, which is among the main factors in cancer.” In 2015, the Olav Thon Foundation announced Shiloh as its first recipient of an international research award in the medical sciences. Prof. Aaron Ciechanover won the 2004 Nobel Prize — along with fellow Technion Prof. Avram Hershko and the late Irwin Rose — for discovering the ubiquitin system, which led to the development of efficient
anti-cancer drugs. Ciechanover and Hershko also won the Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research. Ciechanover, an honorary president of the Israel Cancer Association, co-leads the TICC and is continuing groundbreaking research on cancer-suppressing proteins. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professors Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin won the Gairdner International Award for their advances in the control of gene expression and cancer research. Cedar also won the Wolf Prize and Israel Prize for pioneering work in DNA methylation, a molecular process that turns genes on and off. Israel Vlodavsky, a professor in the Cancer and Vascular See The Israelis Helping , page 37
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Yeshiva of Flatbush Rocks Disability Inclusion at ALEH Israel Chessed Mission Participants Come to Aleh Bearing Gifts; Leave Inspired Edited by: JV Staff
n Wednesday, May 10, a group of 60 students, alumni and faculty from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School visited ALEH's Jerusalem facility as part of their “Chessed Mission to Israel,” a biannual goodwill initiative led by the high school's Dean of Students, Rabbi Naftali Besser. In addition to an orientation
about disability inclusion and the crucial work done at ALEH (www.ALEH.org), Israel’s foremost network of state-of-theart facilities for children with severe complex disabilities, the mission participants brightened the day of the ALEH residents by embracing them like members of their own families and engaging them in sensory enhancement games. Feeling very much at home, the Yeshiva of Flatbush stu-
The Yeshiva of Flatbush students embraced the ALEH residents like members of their own families, buoying their spirits and making them feel loved and included.
Yeshiva of Flatbush students and faculty help the ALEH staff and volunteers lead parachute games at ALEH Jerusalem, to the delight of the ALEH residents.
dents took control of a music appreciation session that was already in progress, helping the students bang on drums of varied sizes to make music and feel the vibrations. Wide eyes and infectious smiles followed. “ALEH’s goal is to give every individual with complex disabilities in Israel the opportunity to reach their fullest potentials. We work hard to change
viduals who truly care, like the exceptional groups from the Yeshiva of Flatbush that visit us several times every year.” After assisting with some parachute games that also delighted the ALEH residents, the Yeshiva of Flatbush students presented ALEH with beautiful gifts, a longstanding tradition that is greatly appreciated by the hardworking ALEH staff and further cements the bond between the two organizations. Students from the Yeshiva of Flatbush help residents of ALEH Jerusalem, all children with complex disabilities, participate in a music workshop.
Yeshiva of Flatbush students and faculty help the ALEH staff and volunteers lead parachute games at ALEH Jerusalem, to the delight of the ALEH residents.
the way people view those with disabilities, so that they are embraced and included, instead of shunned or forgotten,” said Shlomit Grayevsky, Director of ALEH Jerusalem. “We look forward to visits from the Yeshiva of Flatbush because we know that the warmth and excitement exuded by their students and faculty doesn’t simply buoy the spirits of our amazing kids for a matter of hours, but leaves an indelible mark on their lives, as they feel like part of a global Jewish family that genuinely cares about them. Disability inclusion is not a difficult task – all it takes is the love and attention of indi-
Following the recruitment of an impressive ‘ALEH Ascend’ team for the Jerusalem Marathon in March, ALEH Jerusalem continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in style. Under the theme “The Unification of all People in Jerusalem,” a nod to the 50th anniversary of the historic reunification of Jerusalem, ALEH will be organizing and hosting several events to celebrate its impact on the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Israel’s capital over the last two decades. Events will include the 7th Annual “ALEH Marches Forward” event on the Jerusalem
Yeshiva of Flatbush engage the residents of ALEH Jerusalem, all children with complex disabilities, in sensory enhancement games.
Chords Bridge, a powerful and symbolic display to encourage “bridging” the inclusion gap for individuals with disabilities in Israeli society; the inauguration of the new state-of-the-art rehabilitation floor at ALEH’s Jerusalem facility; and a gala dinner to mark the anniversary and honor the memory of Rivka Chervin-Weinberger, founder and longtime chair of the ALEH Jerusalem Ladies Committee. ALEH provides over 700 children from around Israel with high-level medical and
rehabilitative care in four residential facilities. ALEH is their home and their family – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. ALEH’s goal is to enable each child, regardless of the severity of the disability, to realize his or her fullest potential and live a high quality and fulfilling life. Over the last 34 years, ALEH has become a global community based on the principles of sensitivity, commitment and kindness, making a difference in the lives of Israel’s most vulnerable children and building a better, more caring world.
A Simple Invention to Treat Resistant Hypertension California-based company is in pre-market trials for MobiusHD, an implantable device that tricks the body into modulating blood pressure on its own By: Abigail Klein Leichman
ob Stern’s father suffered a stroke at age 40. “When you have a stroke, your life and those around you are affected forever,” he says from experience. Stern’s response was to build one of the largest stroke treatment companies in the world, Micrus Endovascular (MEND), acquired by Johnson & Johnson
in 2010 for half a billion dollars. Two months later, he heard from renowned Israeli serial entrepreneur/inventor Yossi Gross of Rainbow Medical. Gross invited Stern to Herzliya to examine his implantable invention for treating drug-resistant hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular events including stroke, which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or
reduced. Approximately 75 million Americans have hypertension, and more than five million of them are resistant to drug therapy. Worldwide, it’s estimated that one billion people have elevated blood pressure not adequately controlled by medication. Stern accepted Gross’s invitation and later accepted an invitation to be president and CEO of Vascular Dynamics,
The MobiusHD implant, developed by Vascular Dynamics, was awarded a CE mark to allow its introduction in Europe.
The other primary investigator is Dr. Gregg Stone, director of cardiovascular research and education for Columbia University Medical Center/ New York-Presbyterian Hospital and co-director of medical research and education at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
Image of blood-pressure cuff by Chompoo Suriyo/Shutterstock.com
the company Rainbow founded around this minimally invasive solution, called MobiusHD. MobiusHD was awarded the European Union’s CE Mark in December 2015, and in February 2017 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its participation in
The MobiusHD device is implanted inside the carotid artery, where it amplifies the signals sent to the artery’s baroreceptor nerves, prompting these nerves to alert the brain continuously that the patient’s blood pressure is very high. The brain responds by signaling the blood vessels
the Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) program. Pre-market clinical trials to evaluate the ongoing safety and performance of the device are taking place in the United States and Europe.
How MobiusHD works
to dilate, which reduces blood pressure. “It’s the brilliant mind of Yossi Gross that allowed this to come forward,” says Stern. “He had a simple idea that if you can impact the baroreceptors, you can potentially modulate blood pressure in these patients.” Stern established the company in Mountain View, California, where he had access to former MEND employees. They determined the implant’s final shape and delivery system. “When people look at our See A Simple Invention , page 38
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Notice of formation of NEW YORK I SEE YOU LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 12/12/2016. Oﬃce located in Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Daria Ishutenko, 2615 Ave Apt 6L, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Formation of GOODS FOR GOOD I LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 4/6/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal address: c/o Marron Capital LLC, 9 W 57th St, 31st Fl., NY, NY 10019, Attn: Donald B. Marron, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of InTandem Fund GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of InTandem Capital Partners Fund, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 85 Broad Street Property Owner LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/12/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, FL. 13, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS IV LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19387 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of RFR/K 117 ADAMS OWNER LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
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Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 375 Myrtle Avenue Property Owner LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/15/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS UMB BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE OF MART LEGAL TITLE TRUST 2015NPL1, Plaintiﬀ AGAINST Michael Singh a/k/a Michael J. Singh, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 17, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on May 25, 2017 at 2:30PM, premises known as 83 COOPER STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 3433, LOT 51. Approximate amount of judgment $514,368.24 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of ﬁled Judgment for Index# 5137/2013. Robert A. Abrams, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiﬀ 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 [4/21-5/12]
Notice of formation of Briana Marshall, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/15/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of OTR PROPERTY LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/08/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/06/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 500 Old Town Rd., Southampton, NY 11968. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of formation of EJP ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Oﬃce located in NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael F. Sweeney, Esq., One Financial Plaza, Suite 1800, Providence, RI 02903. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of formation of SDMC 2880 Exterior Promote LLC Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the NY Sect'y of State (SSNY) on 2/16/2017. Oﬃce located in NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Storage Deluxe, 26 W. 17th St., Ste. 801, NY NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Post Construction Services, LLC. Authority ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY on 3/23/2017. Oﬃce location is NY County. LLC formed in KS on 11/23/2016. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to its principal business address at 550 N. 159th St. Suite 2000, Wichita, KS 67230. Certiﬁcate of LLC ﬁled with KS Secy. of State at 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Any lawful act. [4/21-5/26]
213 ASHLAND LLC App. for Auth. ﬁled NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/28/2017. LLC was organized in AK on 9/8/2016. Oﬃce in Kings Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to 184 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205, which is also the principal business location. Required oﬃce at 101 East 9th Ave., Ste. 12-B, Anchorage, AK 99501-3651. Cert. of Org. ﬁled with SSAK, 550 W. 7th Ave., Ste. 1500, Anchorage, AK, 995013567. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CHESHUNT LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/15/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 180 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 607, NY, NY 10069. DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Pollen Health (US) LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/4/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE address of LLC: c/o Intertrust Corporate Services Delaware, Ltd., 200 Bellevue Pkwy., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI CAPITAL FUND II, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/27/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MORROW SODALI INTERNATIONAL LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/17/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/10/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 509 Madison Ave., Ste. 1206, NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/215/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI CAPITAL GP, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/27/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ALRAI MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/30/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/11/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III Oﬀshore Fund, L.P. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CG) on 2/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CG address of LP: Maples Corporate Services, POB 309, Ugland House, Grand Cayman KY-1104, Cayman Isls. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership ﬁled with CG Secy of State, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CG. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BNY Mellon Performance & Risk Analytics, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/9/98. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Liberty St, NY, NY 10286. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners III GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HCS TENS SERVICES LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/7/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19387 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
PAGE 46 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of GELFAND, RENNERT & FELDMAN, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/22/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Formation of 102 Candy LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Hester Holdings LLC. Fictitious Name in NY State: Hester Knitwear LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/27/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Craig Dent, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10036. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any purposes permitted by applicable law. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Formation of Fillmore6C LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/7-5/12]
MAY 19, 2017 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Branded Cities New York – TR, LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/8/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2850 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 110, Phoenix, AZ 85016. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [4/7-5/12]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of MSG CAP, LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/20/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY, NY 10121. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [3/315/5]
Notice of Formation of STORY PATROL, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/05/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: Jonathan S. Katz, 460 Park Ave. South, 12th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o James A. Janowitz, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP, 7 Times Sq., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [4/14-5/19]
Notice of Formation of Samaritan Daytop One Boone LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Samaritan Daytop Foundation, Inc., 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood, NY 11435. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Formation of Nexus Second Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/10/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 41 Wooster St., No. 2, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/21-5/26]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Barclay Investments LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/19/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 254 W 54th St, Fl. 16, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 874 Walker Rd, Ste C, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Employee Capital Partners, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/11/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 95 Horatio St, NY, NY 10014. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ECP Opportunity I, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/11/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 95 Horatio St, NY, NY 10014. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of PEP V GP, L.L.C. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/14/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/5/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of formation of NEW YORK HANDCRAFTED LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/03/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Victor Serrano, 528 W 152nd St. Apt GF, New York, NY 10031. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of formation of ALMODOVAR BARRETTO LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of formation of BERNHARD BAUER, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/30/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Klaus Bernhard Bauer, 36 W 35th St PHC, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of formation of PLAZA STREET PRODUCTIONS LLC. Articles of Org. ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/08/2017. Oﬃce located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Plaza Street Productions LLC, 20 Plaza St East, Apt B12, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. [4/28-6/2].
Notice of formation of J 242C LLC. Articles of Org. ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/2017. Oﬃce located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Ridgewood Realty Group LLC, 17 Wyckoﬀ Avenue 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. [4/28-6/2].
Notice of Formation of Oak Group Associates, LLC. Articles of Org ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/2011. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served to 633 3rd Ave., 17th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Principal Business Address: 633 3rd Ave., 17th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Business Purpose. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of Formation of 10698 CONKLIN STREET HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/12/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The Community Preservation Corporation, 28 E 28th St, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of Formation of 10756 ROSE STREET HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The Community Preservation Corporation, 28 E 28th St, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. [4/28-6/2]
Notice of formation of PARK VIEW BUILDING MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Org. ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/16/2017. Oﬃce located in Kings county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Bentley Shang Zhao, 4918 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 24-16 QUEENS PLAZA CONSTRUCTION MANAGER II LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/25/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/25/17. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 152 W. 57th St., 60th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Formation of 215 WEST 80, LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 215 W. 80th St., NY, NY 10024. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Formation of Everslope LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1732 1st Ave., #20370, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Maple K 43-10 23rd St Owner, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/20/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
MAY 19, 2017 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of 2HLB Investor LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/25/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of CONSOLIDATED SERVICES GROUP, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/19/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of AG Direct Lending Fund (TX) GP, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/25/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of IPG CREDIT W 66TH ST, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/21/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1370 Ave of the Americas, Fl. 19, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/5-6/9]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of ABSOLVE LLC. Appl. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/27/17. Oﬃce location: Kings County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 11/24/14. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 519 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NJ addr. of LLC, 5 Cold Hill Rd. South, Ste. 20, Mendham, NJ 07945. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with State of NJ, Dept. of the Treasury, 225 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/12-6/16]
Notice of Formation of DAY FAMILY LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/31/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: c/o Mr. Jonathan Day and Ms. Nina DeMartini-Day, 532 W. 111th St., Apt. 86, NY, NY 10025. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Original addr. of process was c/o Mr. Jonathan Day and Ms. Nina DeMartini-Day, 582 W. 111th St., Apt. 86, NY, NY 10025.; however, as amended by Cert. of Amendment ﬁled with SSNY on 04/21/17, SSNY shall mail process to c/o Mr. Jonathan Day and Ms. Nina DeMartiniDay, 532 W. 111th St., Apt. 86, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/12-6/16]
Notice of formation of KB ARTISTRY, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/24/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [5/12-6/16]
Notice of formation of GOLDEN GLITTER CREATIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization ﬁled with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/2017. Oﬃce location: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 249-19 Van Zandt Avenue, Little Neck, NY 11362 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [5/12-6/16]
PAGE 47 Notice of Qualiﬁcation of RG-29TH STREET OWNER I LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/12-6/16]
ZSTAR GROUP LLC. Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 3/3/2017. Oﬀ. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 28 Kingsley Place, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Everest Push Media, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/11/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/29/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of RG-29TH STREET OWNER II LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/12-6/16]
address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of HIGHLINE AFTERMARKET ACQUISITION, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/11/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/1/16. SSNY is designated
111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401
Notice of Formation of SHUG PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: 250 W. 57th St., Ste. 1332, NY, NY 10107-1312. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Julie Nives, c/o Miracle Management LLP at the princ. oﬃce of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/196/23]
AMJ BROTHERS LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with the SSNY on 04/21/17. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2116. Oﬃce: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 928 Hutchinson Court, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Simo’ Pizza LLC. App. for Auth. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/12/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 118 Greenwich Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Formation of THOROBIRD GRAND LLC. Arts. of Org. ﬁled with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/02/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. Princ. oﬃce of LLC: c/o Thorobird Companies LLC, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, Fl. 2, NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. oﬃce. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [5/196/23]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of BARKAN/LAMB MANAGEMENT, LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/11/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 3/29/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 24 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210. MA address of LLC: 24 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with MA Secy of State, 1 Ashburton Pl., Fl. 17, Boston, MA 02108. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Incorp Services Inc, 99 Washington Ave, Ste 805A, Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert.
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of RG-29TH STREET OWNER III LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation ﬁled with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/12-6/16]
Notice of Qualiﬁcation of Anbang International LLC. Authority ﬁled with NY Dept. of State on 4/3/17. Oﬃce location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/30/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 26/F, 717 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. ﬁled with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. [5/19-6/23]
Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any
Notice of Formation of SMA WW LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/5/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, Fl. 13, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Formation of CORT THEATRE LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/4/17. Oﬃce location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 234 W 44th St, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
Notice of Formation of A La Card, LLC. Arts of Org. ﬁled with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/10/17. Oﬃce location: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. [5/19-6/23]
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ADMIN ASST. Full time. Entry level with opportunity to advance. Support managers & employees. Assist in daily oﬃce needs. Call Steve 516-524-3792 LM0512
SR. MECHANIC, COPIAGUE, L.I. FOOD PLANT. $50/HR + OT. High-speed portionpack condiment machines. Excellent electric skills. Able to troubleshoot & keep production running. Seeking a professional, a self-starter, who keeps to a clean work environment & maintains equipment in good working order. Weekend Calls Accepted. Mr. Roll 516-241-6880 LM0505 MANAGER FOR LEGAL NOTICE DEPARTMENT WANTED! To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19 SALESPEOPLE WANTED. To work at The Jewish Voice newspaper. Brooklyn location. Call Stuart Katz 718-998-7600 Ext. 19
AREA CLAIMS WRITER AND PROPERTY INSPECTORS. Interviewing now. Excellent income, pt/ ft ﬂexible hours. Training provided. 732-801-1532 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES
EAST FORK CLEANING SERVICE. Reasonable rates. High quality & friendly service. Experience & Reliability Guaranteed! Year-round, seasonal, opening and closing services. 631-574-7579 LM0623 HOUSE-CLEANING AVAILABLE. I Clean Houses, Apartments, Condos, Oﬃces. 5 Years Experience. Excellent References. Call Ana 646-302-7609 LM0602
HOUSECLEANING AVAILABLE. Complete Housecleaning Services, INCLUDING LAUNDRY! Experienced, references, English-Speaking. FREE ESTIMATES! ILEANA 914-373-9224 LM0428
Helpful, Responsible, Dependable, Mature College Grad will help with errands and taking to appts. Also, can babysit & tutor. MondayFriday, own car. Experienced. References. I am in the Port Washington area. 917-608-9837
HOUSECLEANING AVAILABLE. Responsible, reliable. All cleaning and laundry. MondaySaturday. Good references. Alexandra 917-669-5628 LM0526
MY PERSONAL CONCIERGE BY DEBZ is the solution to your sanity! Let me save the day! Errands of every kind are my specialty (including housesitting.) A temporary need for help or a permanent personal assistant, let me coordinate & complete what you couldn’t get done. You can email me at mypersonalconciergebydebz@ gmail.com Call or text: 631-299-1310 LM0512
I am looking for Live-In or LiveOut CNA position. I’m available 7 days per week. Excellent references from hospital, nursing home & private. Call 516-466-3923 LM0526
LOOKING FOR HOUSEKEEPING POSITION. 3-4 Afternoons per week. Cooking, laundry, errands, shopping. Lower Westchester. References. 718-409-0799 LM0421
SENIOR SITTER. If it’s not safe for Mom or Dad to be home alone, I can “sit” for them. Excellent references. $15.00/ hour. Call 516-473-3011 LM0526
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER. 18 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Good references. Clean driver’s license. Live Out. Call Norma 347-209-8606 LM0407
LANDSCAPING SERVICES. Spring Clean-ups, Land Developing, Bushes, Trees & Flowers Planted. Serving Woodmere & The Five Towns over 25 years. Full Service Company. Aiclandscaping/facebook 516-220-5780 LM0421
THE JEWISH VOICE IS HIRING FOR:
Certiﬁed Intuitive Eating Counselor Bonnie Budman LCSW Winter Special, 3 one hour sessions for $127. Call 516-967-0675
Painting (Interior & Exterior), Trim, Tile, Baths, Bsmt., Kitchens, Doors, Windows, Floors, Masonry, Carpentry, Fence, Rooﬁng, Siding. Senior Discount 10% Oﬀ. Lic. # 13VHO2433500. CALL NOW: YURY- YP HOME IMPROVEMENT 732-207-4006 LM0324
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A LOVING CAREGIVER? Excellent experience & references. Can live in or live out. Please Call 917-971-9205 LM0210 EXPERIENCED WOMAN Is Looking for a Job Taking Care of the Elderly. 30 Years Experience. Excellent References. Call 917-854-3153
**ALL Subjects 1-on-1 Tutor** Grades K-12, Specialize in Math & Essay writing. Intensive Prep for Specialized Science High School Entrance Exam, SAT, & HS Regents Exam available. Email: ALL.As.Tutor.NYC@ gmail.com
ELDERCARE AVAILABLE. Energized, motivated women take care of Elderly including Alzheimer Patients. 15 years experience. Call Pearl 914-6193303/ 914-909-0224 LM0120
WRITING SERVICES Are you looking for a professional writer? Business or personal? Website content, newsletters, songs, poems, scripts etc. Impact writing. Call: Sara Gross 443-564-1590 CB1230
SIAMESE KITTENS. All chocolate. 4 kittens. 15 weeks old. $200 neg. Call 732-341-9123 LM0623 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Date of Birth: 3/27/17. Registered, shots, wormed, vet certiﬁed. Ready to go! www. sharonsshepherds.com 631-284-3611 LM0526 ZEN PUPPIES. Whelped 11/15/16. 2 females, 2 males. Shetland Shibu. 1st shots. $750. 914-743-1756 LM0414
NEED WORK DONE AROUND THE HOUSE? Don’t have the time? Tired of having a “to-do list?” Handyman, all phases of work. 516-313-5158 LM0313
LOSE UP TO 40 LBS. IN 40 DAYS. 24/7. Call 914-219-1234 FREE WEIGHT LOSS CONSULT. Restivo Chiropractic In Home Program Available. www.DrRestivo.com LM0623
PIANO/VOICE LESSONS – Your Home/My Home Local Well Known Teacher. Call Today *** 954-485-0065 *** MK
ANNIHILATOR EXTERMINATION INC. GOT BUGS/ "Place Your Trust With Us, We'll Treat You Like Family!" Professional Pest Management Services For a Healthy, Safer and Pest Free Environment. Fully Licensed & Insured. Commercial & Residential. License: NYS DEC 13915 NJ Business Lic. 99201A. 43 Allen Place, Staten Island, NY 10312. Scott FoxOwner/ Operator 718-227-5001 Email: scott@yougotbugscom Website: www.yougotbugs.com
JUNK REMOVAL 9950
DREAM HOUSE OF LONG ISLAND. We Provide excellent services with guaranteed satisfaction. We Specialize in: Carpentry, Painting, Landscaping, Masonry, Power Washing, Cleaning Services. FREE ESTIMATES!! Licensed/ Insured. 631-316-2764 www. dreamhousecustom.com LM0609 2 MARIO’S. Sealcoating, Repairs. Stoops, Blacktop & Concrete. Driveways, Sidewalks, Cement, Asphalt, Brickwork, Belgium Block & Pavers. Commercial & Residential. CALL ME LAST 516984-9943 LM0609 DAN KELLY. 1 CONTRACTOR FOR ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. All interior/ exterior work! Home improvements from A-Z. ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED! #13VH06566200, 732-609-7764 LM0421 CUSTOM CLOSETS TO CUSTOM KITCHENS. By The Master, Peter B. Kearney 914-787-8095 LM0414 GUTTERS AND LEADERS Installation and Service. Fast, licensed, fully insured. Call Robert for FREE Estimate. LIC #13VH02822500 732-773-0666 email@example.com LM0407
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Abra-Cadabra Junk Be Gone. Family Owned & Operated. Junk Removal, Clean-Outs, Demolition. Same Day, Dependable Service. Best Prices. Licensed & Insured. Visa/ MC/ Amex. Serving Ocean & Monmouth County, NJ. 732-262-9779 LM0519
ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FEMALE, 70, Widowed, Retired Math Teacher, Seeks Jewish Male, Widower, 67-75, CollegeEducated, for a Long Term Relationship. I Live in Brooklyn, NY. Call 718-763-8919 LM0616 SWF SEEKING MALE OR FEMALE (55-70) FOR FRIENDSHIP. I enjoy dining out, movies. No smokers please. Call 516-658-1918 LM0526
1966 FORD 4500 TRACTOR. With Front Bucket and three point hitch. Extra snow bucket and rear grading blade. $5,300. 203-921-6625, 203-531-9249 LM0602
1932 COMPLETELY RESTORED DARK WALNUT DINING ROOM SET. Large buﬀet, server, china cabinet, table & 4 high back chairs. $2,500 negotiable. Call 609-597-4630 LM0526 MAYTAG WASHER, 2 years old, excellent condition. Asking $200. Cash only. If interested, Call Mary at 609-971-3529 LM0414
MAY 19, 2017
JOBS, SERVICES & FOR SALE PAINTING
INTERIOR- EXTERIOR, PLASTERING & TAPING, WALLPAPERING, WALLPAPER REMOVAL, SHEET ROCKING, DEMOLITION, TILE- FLOOR & WALL LEAVES CLEANED, INSTALL DOOR LOCKS, SMALL CEMENT JOBS, REPAIR WINDOWS, FIXES WINDOW SCREENS, KITCHEN & BATHROOM PLUMBER REMOVE CARPETING, FIXING FLAT ROOFS. PROFESSIONAL QUALITY. FREE ESTIMATES. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
CALL YURY 347-536-2183
BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM SET. Dark Cherry, Georgian Style, Top Quality, Table 46” w, extends to 124” L, Knife Drawer at each end, 2 Upholstered Master Chairs with arms, 6 Side Chairs, including Custom Made Window Treatment- matches chair fabric, $1,500. Leave Message 732-671-2399 LM0414 DINING ROOM SET: Brand New, $1,200. BEDROOM SET: Used, Fortunoﬀ, 7 pieces, $1,000. LIVING ROOM SET: 5 pieces, $800 & Other Misc. Items. MUST CALL FOR APPT 551-404-3237 donaldeckhard@ gmail.com LM0407
JB CARPENTRY, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, PAINTING, FLOORING, DECKS & KITCHEN/BATHROOM REMODELING. RESPONSIBLE & REASONABLE. ALL JOBS WELCOME! JOE: 347-215-1960
Famous Hagstrom Street Atlas 5 Boro – Shows All Streets
MAPS FINAL $24.95 EDITION 800-327-7992 ALL PURPOSE TREE SERVICE. TREE & STUMP REMOVAL, STORM DAMAGE, SCREEN TOP SOIL, LAND CLEARING, STUMP GRINDING, CHIPPER SERVICE, LANDSCAPING, FIREWOOD & SNOW REMOVAL. SPRING CLEAN UPS. REASONABLE RATES. NJ CALLS ONLY. CALL TIM 732-664-7510 LM0331
COMPLETE WAREHOUSE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. Forklift, racks, and more. Viewing by appointment only. 917-921-0195 LM0505 HAY SALE. Good Quality 1st & 2nd cutting of Hay for sale. Call 845-361-2480 LM0414
We buy and Sell Gold, Silver, Sterling Pieces, Bullion and Collectible Coins. We even buy old and broken pieces. Highest CA$H Prices Paid. Call 646379-3566. Eli@USCoinSpot. com *Meetings By Appointment Only CB0224
TOYOTA PRIUS 2014, 10k miles, creampuﬀ, original owner, garage, ext. factory warranty. $17,995. MUST SEE! Call 646-879-4930 (RIVERDALE) LM0616
MERCEDES 2006 E350 4matic sedan, snrf, 6 cyl, 75k mi, navy/ beige, $8,850. Call 516248-5676 or Email: mreis@ dreiscompany.com LM0505 1967 CASE 530 BACKHOE. Diesel cab. Good condition. Extra parts, tires, etc. $5,100. 203-869-2726, 203-921-6625
HYUNDAI ACCENT 2011, 4-door, White, Excellent Condition, 57,000 Miles. 914-332-1901 LM0331 NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396 LM0407 NISSAN ROGUE SV SL 2013, AWD, 37,400 miles, excellent condition, new tires, negotiable, transferable 100,000 miles, 84 month warranty. $14,800 OBO. 845-225-3396 LM0407
BOATS FOR SALE 9052 LAKE MAHOPAC. Dock Your Boat. Lovely Lakefront, Beautiful Views. Boat Slip For Rent. $1,995. Call 914-319-6091 LM0623
TIARA 1986 PURSUIT 22’ Cutty Cabin I/O, depth ﬁnder, GPS & trailer, new engine has 60 hrs. & outdrive has 60 hrs. Good cond. $10,900. 631-365-2149 LM0612 TIARA 1986 PURSUIT 22' Cutty Cabin I/O, depth ﬁnder, GPS & trailer, new engine has 60 hrs. & outdrive has 60 hrs. Good cond. $13,500. 631-365-2149 LM0526
WANTAGH: 3BR, 1 1/2 baths, Iarge pool. Low taxes. $599,000. Nancisue Rosenthal 516-316-1030, Paulette Viola 516-668-8316. Coach Realtors of Hewlett 516-374-0100 LM0414
GRAVESEND OPEN HOUSE. One family detached brick in Gravesend area. 36 x 50 on 5694 sq ft lot. Full ﬁnished basement, detached 2 car garage, 3BR, 2 full baths, EIK, living rm, dining rm, basement, 2 large rms, kitchen, ½ bath. Owner Motivated! Call Agent Gina- Remax 917-584-4539 HS0712
OPEN HOUSE. EVERY SUN 1-4PM. 2910 Nostrand Ave (Kings Hwy & Ave P.) Drastic price reduction! Price includes roof terrace and parking. New 2 and 3 Bedrm Condos, 1,3751,451 SF, 2 baths, 2 kitchen sinks, elevator. Tax abatement. Final C of O. Wilk R.E. 718-3760606 HS0626
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR RENT BROOKLYN
37th Street Between 1415 Avenue, 350 SF oﬃce, large windows, high ceiling, including furniture, internet & utilities Call 347-721-5244 CB0120
CAMPING SEASON IS HERE! 2000 32 FT SUNNYBROOK TRAVEL TRAILER. One slide out, sleeps 8, master bedroom, bunk beds, all water & sewer connectors included, bike rack, original owner. $6,000. 914-588-9287 LM0616
Oﬃce Space For Lease Flatbush 3,400 Sq Ft 1 Flight up, 7300 Sq Ft Lower Level, 10 Ft Will Divide, Build To Suit Call: Moshe 718-614-4646 CB1230 41 Marine Trader Sail Boat, refurbished, rebuilt diesel engine. New plumbing-wiring, Teak interior: Bedroom, living/ dining, 2 heads, galley kitchen. Price $39K. John 917-568-2754 LM0127
10 Beautiful Newly Decorated Classrooms. Air Conditioned. Immediate Rental. Central Bklyn Location. Serious Inquiries only. Available Immediately. Call: 718-837-3916 Leave Msg CB0113
34th St #252 W Betw/7th &8th ave.STORE 1800 SF + MEZZ 1500 SF New Storefront, BrokersWelcome Falcon Properties.com, 212-302-3000 HS0808
Avenue L/Nostrand Ave. 3 rm oﬃce, $1750, all included. Please call 718-513-6911 x101
VOLKSWAGON PASSAT SEDAN 2008, 2.0 turbo, grey, under 58,000 original miles, mint condition. Too much to list! Asking $7,500 neg. Call 631-355-9748 LM0512
INTERNATIONAL HOOK TRUCK 1992. 6 wheel hook lift container truck. 2 year old rebuilt engine and transmission. In great shape and ready to work. Perfect for landscapers. Call for price. 914-380-3111 LM0512
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT CONEY ISLAND near NEPTUNE AVE 11,000 sq ft, No Columns, M1 Zone $12,000 / month Call Mr. Harry @ ALPINE REALTY 718-238-1788 HS0724
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 2006. 116,800 miles, very good condition, Black exterior, just put on 2 brand new tires. $11,000 OR BEST OFFER. 732-691-8927 LM0505
Boro Park/ 17th Ave, Dahill RdBeaut, newly renov oﬃce, pvt entr, bsmt 400 sq ft, sunlight, bth, c/a, room for 7/8 desks, pre-wired. Call: 347-871-1661 CB1118
OFFICE FOR RENT. AVE U & E 4th ST. Second ﬂoor. Great location. Call David at 718-9987600 Ext 10 LM0729
RICHMOND HILL OFFICE FOR RENT. Corner space. Near courthouse, JFK Airport & hospital. Suit to ﬁt. $1,600 per month includes all except for electric. Leave message 9AM5PM at 917-446-1658 LM0819 WAREHOUSE MASPETH, QUEENS 5,000 sq ft, NEW BUILDING, 2nd ﬂoor w/ Elevator & PATIO. 8,500 sq ft, ground ﬂoor, 30 ft ceilings. OWNER 347-739-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org LM0317
HOWARD BEACH Medical Oﬃce for rent, established location across from shopping center, waiting room, reception area, 4 exam rooms+x-ray room. Handicap bathroom, 1st ﬂoor handicap accessible w/electric lift, 1800 sq. ft. parking easily available, 347- 322- 3614. HS0729 L I C- 460sf or 370 sq oﬃces ,well managed building wf private, private bathrooms,views,of Manhatten.3-8 Minute walk to LIRR, 7 train,restaurants & shops Easy access 5to Midtown Tunnel , LIE & BQE Call 718-7848100 HS0701
3060 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
DONGAN HILLS. Perfect for Psychologist, Accountant, Attorney, Financial Planner. Cozy 2 rooms with waiting area. $600 + utilities. Call Owner at 718-979-7458 LM0812 STATEN ISLAND STOREFRONT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT ON BRADLEY AVE. High traﬃc area. Near school & temple. Please Call Dawn at 718-370-9700 LM0324
Well-Established Allstate Agency For Sale. Marine Park area. Agent wants to retire. Must be able to obtain your own financing & currently be .in the insurance business Call 917-301-2477
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MAY 19, 2017
REAL ESTATE LONG ISLAND
WESTBURY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE FOR RENT. Attorney/ Accountant, 12x18, Full Service, Conference Room, Secretary Space, Private Parking. $1,300/ month. 516-213-2200 LM0512 RETAIL STORE FOR RENT. 550 Northern Blvd. Great Neck (Across from Leonard’s.) 1600 sq ft. Fully renovated. Parking lot. Signage. HVAC. New LED lighting. New electric. Separate Gas, Electric, Taxes included. $7,500. By Owner 516-829-1244 LM0414
OSSINING. OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE BY OWNER: In the heart of Ossining, Spring & Main St. Walk to RR. 45/ min to NYC. Ideal professional space, suitable for professional and varied businesses. Spacious 3,200 sq ft room, can be divided into two offices, 1,600 sq ft/ each. One 400 sq ft office. Suite w/ conference room, kitchenette & 5 offices. Elevator access for ADA accessibility. Storage space available. TWO Municipal parking lots available w/ 3 free hours. Please Call Angelo 914-3375903 (O) or 914-282-9973 (C) LM1021
NEWLY FURNISHED & AFFORDABLE OFFICE SPACE For Psychotherapist & Related Professionals in Great Rockville Centre Location. Shared Waiting Room. Free Street Parking. Call 516-316-0096 LM0224 SOUTHAMPTON. Restaurant , wine bar, catering, wine tasting, patio dining, valet parking, chef’s garden. Over an acre. Jitney stop at property. Branding, hospitality, events, long term or pop-up. 702-378-6338 LM0106
KATONAH- Office Suite for Rent. Charming Victorian House converted into professional office space. Furnished, sublet (400 sq ft) located on 2nd flr of bldg. Perfect for counselor or therapist. 2 min walk to train station. Call 914-232-4000 LM1202
PEEKSKILL COMMERCIAL PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE. Located at 1814 Crompond Rd, Route 202. For more information, Call 914-469-9178 LM0902
FRANKLIN SQUARE OFFICE FOR RENT. Join Prof bldg w/ dentists & med doctors, good location, lots of parking. 1,000 sq ft avail. $22-$24/ per sq ft. 516-485-9740 LM1216 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT LEVITTOWN A-1 Prof. Bldg. 1-2-3 Rm. Suites. From $399/ Mo.Free Utilites. 516-735-6681 LM0911
LONG ISLAND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE 6060 SMITHTOWN, L.I. Excellent 3-story oﬃce building. 18k SF gross plus prkg. 85% occupied. Near LIRR, Rte 25, Proj 6%+ cap rate. $2.7M. Ron @ BESEN (646)424-5317 LM0324
NEW YORK STATE 7050 SUFFERN/ BARDONIA- PRIME OFFICE SPACE AVAIL. FOR RENT. One on Lafayette Ave next to Hospital in Suffern (good for doctors.) Another on 304 in Bardonia. 845-425-8880 LM0317 KENT Office/ Retail Space on Route 52 corridor. Move your business from your basement or use our space for your pop-up or incubator business. Spaces range from 750 sq ft to 2,000 sq ft. Rent ranges from $950 to $2,200. Short and long term leases available. 845-878-7833 LM0106 OSSINING. Commercial garage space, 2200 sq ft. Zoned for auto repair & body work. Also, commercial outside storage. Frame equipment for sale. Rental or sale available. 914-941-3239 or 914-804-3461 LM1216 OSSINING/ BRIARCLIFF. Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist looking for Office Share for a professional in health related field. Asking rent $825/ month including utilities. Oromyologist.com 914-302-6983 LM1125
ELMSFORD. 4,000 Sq Ft. High Bay Warehouse with office. 14 Ft overhead door. Drive in, no automotive. Call 914-5927229 LM0708 OFFICE SPACE OR HAIR SALON FULLY EQUIPPED FOR RENT, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, NY. For Information, Call 914282-6602 LM0708 WHITE PLAINS AREASTORAGE & PARKING RENTAL. Clean & convenient enclosed storage shed & outdoor truck parking. Perfect for contractors or landscapers. Call 914-923-3429 LM0701
BRONX COMMERCIAL FOR 4060 SALE 13% Return on Investment Shopping Center, 27% Return on Equity with Depreciation. Built ’97 . 40,361 Sq .Ft. 12,000 Cars/Day. Low $ Down. Seller Financing. Bronx: Development 44 Apartments, Approved Plans: Mixed Use Elevator Little Italy 12% Return On Investment: Vacant Lot: Queens: 9 + MultiFamily 14% Projected Return on Investment 800-242-9888 AL@ LichtensteinRE.com CB0120
OUT OF STATE
MIDDLETOWN/ RED BANK. Professional Office Suite in Bank Bldg at 75 Hwy 35 North, 1st floor, 650 sq ft. 732-741-3313 LM1223
COMMERCIAL / PROPERTIES FOR SALE BROOKLYN
SUNSET PARK 50’s. M-1-2 zone warehouse- 4,200 sq ft, with modern house- 3,000 sq ft. Delivered vacant. $13,000 combined. Ask for HarryAlpine Realty 718-238-1788 LM0210
Avenue M/ East 2nd Street. Approximately 1500 square feet basement, private entrance, 9 foot ceiling. Call 845-274-5886 CB0127
SOMERS POINT. Buildable Lot. 1.5 miles to Ocean City 9th St. Bridge. Close to Garden State Parkway, Shopping & Beach. Zoned for SFH. Public Utilities avail in the street. Call Listing Agent Julia TaggartZona Real Estate 609-4122242 or Email jultaggart@ gmail.com LM0623 EAST STROUDSBURG, PA. Building Lot for Sale. Level, treed lot in Winona Lakes, clubhouse, 2 pools, more! $2,500. 570-3692595 LM0616 For Sale – Brooklyn Industrial Warehouse & Dev Site (M1-4) 30,000 Built SF + 150’ Wide Dev Site Call Marcus Jecklin Epic Commercial Realty (646) 278-4674
WELL ESTABLISHED AMERICAN DINER LOCATED IN THE MIDTOWN EAST AREA. GREAT OPPORTUNITY. REASONABLE PRICE. RENT LISTED UNDER MARKET VALUE. FOR FURTHER INFO. CONTACT NICK(646) 209-2671. RW
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE QUEENS, GLENDALE, NY 25 SQ FT REFURNISHED. BIG STORE FRONT WINDS & LARGE OFFICE WITH 3 PARKING SPACES. GOOD FOR MEDICAL OFFICE OR RETAIL BUSINESS CONTACT : SAL @ (917) 921-5239 RW0423
NEW YORK STATE 7060 ELMSFORD. Commercial space, ideal for Tech office meetings, Day-care, Good visibility. Great access, Parking, Competitively priced. 914-592-7229 LM0623
TOMS RIVER. Ocean County Business Park Commercial Condo. Rt. 9, 900 sq ft. Asking $115,000. Call Owner 732-300-6878 LM0505 TOMS RIVER/ OCEAN CTY, NJ. For Sale, user/ investor opportunity, 9,000 sq ft Commercial building on 1.74 acres with 2,700 sq ft leased to national tenant. Multipurpose building, drive-in doors, great for all type contractors. Traffic counts over 44,000 cars per day. REMCO REALTY 732-253-0888 x 11 LM0916 JERSEY CITY. Builder’s Dream! Exclusive, residential lot is located on a quiet street East of Garfield Ave. Asking $225,000. Hurry! Won’t last! Call Grisell Romero at Exit Preferred Realty 201-6533948 LM0902 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Wilkes Barre, PA. 4 family income, $2200 a month, 4 garages, $150,000. Deli and 2 Apts, $120,000. We will hold mortgage. 570-825-8631 KK0911 Building For Sale 15,000 sq. ft. 1,000 sq. ft. office 2 loading docks Linden, NJ Heimishe Area 30 min from Boro Park Call: 347-882-8037 RW1230
APARTMENTS FOR RENT BROOKLYN
FISHKILL. 10 Bay Building on Route 9, Close to I-84, ONE UNIT, 1600 sq ft. Garage Door Back, Store Fronts 12’W x 14’H, Garage Doors, 18’ High Ceilings, Three Phase Electric. Diesel Mechanic, Auto Mechanic, Plumbers, Carpenters, Electricians, All Trades Welcome! Nick 914-755-4544 LM0526 FISHKILL/ PUTNAM VALLEY. 34 acres- $149K, 47.5 acres$249K, both sub-dividable and best offer. Putnam Valley- 21 acres, sub-dividable, $245K or best offer. 914-462-2620 LM0428
OUT OF STATE
SOMERS POINT. Buildable Lot. 1.5 miles to Ocean City 9th St. Bridge. Close to Garden State Parkway, Shopping & Beach. Zoned for SFH. Public Utilities avail in the street. Call Listing Agent Julia Taggart- Zona Real Estate 609-412-2242 or Email email@example.com LM0623
MIDWOOD- Large 3 bedroom apt with eat-in kitchen, living room & 1 bath. Heat & hot water included. $2,000 per month + 1 month’s rent & security deposit. Call Agent 917-567-4665 LM0512 WILLIAMSBURG. NO FEE! Renovated 2BR Apt, $2,496. Ceramic Tile & Parquet Floors. 3 Blocks to Williamsburg Bridge. “BROKERS WELCOME.” Call Zhana 917302-2394 LM0407 AVE I/ E 15th ST. Studio apt, 3rd ﬂoor walk-up. No Fee. Principals only. $900. Call Owner 718-575-9600 LM0407 AVE X BETWEEN EAST 7 ST &; CONEY ISLAND AVE. 1 bedroom walk-in apt, move-in condition. $1,400 per month. No pets, no smoking. Call Owner 646-752- 6641 LM0224 AVE Y near Ocean Pkwy. 2 BR apt, new kit/applncs, terrace, 2nd ﬂr. Move in cond. 718-9743884, 347-574-1814 CB0127 Midwood For rent studio (also can be used for office) 2,3,4 Bedrooms Apts Call 718.376.4444
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MAY 19, 2017
REAL ESTATE MANHATTAN
UPPER WEST SIDE – West End & 99 St.Seeking, roommate, spacious, 7RM, Apt.BR, Shower, shared kitchen, DR,$2,000/mo E; adyassky@ aol.com / 212-864-5288 HS0506
Bronx Tremont. 1820 Clinton Ave & 175th ST. Beautiful 1 Bedroom In A 3 Family House No Pets. $1000. See Landlord SAT ONLY. Call Owner 718-299-8347AE0115
E. NORTHPORT. 1BR Apt, Private. $1,600/ month incl. garage, electric & gas. No pets/ smokers. First, last & 1 month security + references. 631-266-2360 LM0616 EAST HAMPTON SPRINGS. Beautiful, clean contemporary. 3.5 miles from town. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, multiple decks, outdoor shower. 7/1- Labor Day, $18,000; July- $9,000; August- $10,000. 212-7777229 or 917-273-5142 LM0609
NEW YORK STATE 7010 NEW ROCHELLE/ WESTCHESTER. 1BR apts available. Extra-large rooms, eat-in kitchen. Near shops/ beach. No pets. $1625/ $1550/ $1490. 914-478-2442 LM0715
OUT OF STATE
WEST NEW YORK, NJ. 3BR, LR, DR & garage. ½ block from Blvd East. $2,300. Call Mariana at Coccia Realty 201893-6257 or 201-867-2100 LM0515
L.I. APT. RENTAL WANTED SEAFORD HARBOR: RENTAL WANTED: apt or studio. Sandy survivor seeks to move back to Seaford Harbor. Call Don 516-428-8916 LM0619
LONG ISLAND CONDO FOR SALE
APARTMENTS FOR SALE / CONDOS BROOKLYN
Bed Stuy Get more bang for your buck with this LARGE 1007 SqFt condo ,located on a beautiful tree lined block .$600,000. NEGOTIABLE . 347-493-6976 HS0506
HOUSES FOR RENT
NYC, West End Avenue, 84/85 St. lg 7rm Condo for sale. 2500 sf, 5 BR, 3 bths Drmn bldg, no bkrs, $ 4.75M 917806-5080 HS0311
KEW GARDENS CONDO FOR SALE. 116-24 Grosvenor Lane. Modern & renovated 2BR, 1 bath, balcony, gym, common room, rooftop terrace, concierge. Low floor. Immediate parking available. Walk to temple. Asking $499K. Call Jason at Prime Realty 718-229-2922 LM1113
RONKONKOMA / NOB HILL – End unit, second floor, 2BR condo. Pergo & new tile in kitchen bath & balcony. Pool & tennis/ $222K. Call Owner 631-806-3488 LM0318
HOUSE FOR RENT 6030 PLAINVIEW. 3 Year Old Colonial! 4BR, 3 baths, 22’ EIK with island, 15’ FDR, 30’ MBR Suite. Huge Bsmt. Job Relocation Forced Sale. $5,100. Realtor 516-316-8551 LM0708
NEW YORK STATE 7020 JEFFERSON VILLAGE/ YORKTOWN FOR SALE. 1BR and 2BR Condos in Jeﬀerson Village Senior Complex. Totally renovated, new kitchen & bath, new doors and trim, new windows. Still time to pick some interior items. Call for showing. 914-760-3763 LM0512 Winter and Summer Vacation Rental. Beautiful nine Bedroom house in South Fallsburg, New York, (sleeps up to twenty ﬁve), two ﬁreplaces, huge kitchen and dining room, living room, oversized porch. Available for family retreats. Please call 347-309-8485 to reserve your weekend. CB0217 Scarsdale is located in beautiful Westchester County a residential community only 24 miles north of New York City and rated as a leading upscale community, has an outstanding school system with 99% of its graduates going on to higher education. There are over 20 parks and playgrounds, 26 public tennis courts, a municipal pool, and two 18-hole golf courses with Scarsdale Boundaries. The downtown Village Center, with its Tudor architecture, has a variety of stores, professional oﬃces and residential units and the Metro North Railroad. It so situated so that you can enjoy city life, suburban life, country life and ocean life within relatively short distances.
Ave N/ Bedford, Very large,Mod,1 Fam,3 BR 114 BIRCHALL DRIVE. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAYS 2-3:30PM OR APPOINTMENT.. Call Ray 212 602 1137 This house is located in the prestigious Murray Hill location near the ﬁnest school system, ﬁve minutes from the Metro North and thirty ﬁve minutes outside of Manhattan. Truly a great value being oﬀered by a Motivated Seller. Built in 1933 as a small mansion on one acre, this house has been upgraded to a larger home with attached 2 car garage for a growing family. Enter into a formal foyer with half bath right into a large country kitchen, granite island with bright breakfast area leading into Mother-in-law or Media Room. The house has a formal 35 foot long dining room with ﬁreplace and wet bar. The 1400 sf. family room contains three exposures, a 30ft cathedral ceiling, and a second ﬁreplace. Exit onto onto a wrapdeck which spirals down to a 600 sf. patio overlooking the rear of the property / gardens. The second ﬂoor features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, and a Romeo Juliet balcony overlooking the family room. Marble Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate glass shower. Servants’ quarters converted into bedroom and laundry room. The basement level features large rec- room with Lap Pool and lower den with FDR ﬁreplace. Exit the den onto a large patio overlooking large rear property, with babbling brook ample for garden & children’s play.
OUT OF STATE
2 Bth,Duplex, pvt drv,gar,lrg deck,Must See1 $3,950, Bkr 718-382-4839 HS0610
NEW YORK STATE 7030 DOBBS FERRY- 2BR with porch, W/D, parking, close to schools & transportation. Good schools! 20 minute train ride to Manhattan. No pets. Available immediately. 917-838-9040 LM1209
FLUSHING, N.Y. Location, Location, 3BR TUDOR detached. Garage, Kitchen w/new SS appliances, Large Dining Rm, Living Rm w/ Fireplace, Sun Porch, W/D Walking Distance to Synagogue, near all LIRR. 10 min to Whitestone Br. MLS + 2% rebate. Asking $888.000. Call 718-308-7184 www.choicearea. com HS1211
OUT OF STATE
DEAL, NJ. Outstanding Townhouse in the Heart of Deal. Living room, dining room, designer kitchen, 4BR, 3 ½ baths, full ﬁn bsmt with BR & bath. Garage. $3,800/ month. Credit check. Call Dot Schulze Agency 732-229-2600 LM0902
HOUSES FOR SALE BROOKLYN NEW JERSEY SEASIDE HEIGHTS: OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun 1-4, 1 Blvd New Condos Starting @ $399,900 Ocn & Bay views 1 Blk-Bch shopping & restaurants, upgrades everywhere. Mike Seaside Rlty Inc 732-330-6651 HS0527
YOUNGSVILLE, NY (CATSKILLS) CHARMING LARGE FARM HOUSE ON 16 ACRES W BARN & DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE, 3-4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, LARGE ATTIC AND BASEMENT. CLOSE TO DELAWARE WATER ACTIVITIES AND BETHELWOODS ART CENTER. ASKING $225.000. CALL OWNER AT 201-681-7980
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GRAVESEND (PRIME). 2 family, double buildable, 40x100 lot, $1.375 Million. 2360 & 62 East 1st Street. Barbara Puccia Realty- Brokerage Cell 718755-1609 www.BarbaraPuccia. com LM0127
MAY 19, 2017
REAL ESTATE LAGRANGE TOWN OF, $350,000
RANCH ON .66 ACRES, BUILT 1957, 1983 SQ FT, 7 RMS 2 BATH, 4 BED RMS, LIV RM, DIN/SUN RM 14 X 24, FAM/ TV RM, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY RM OFF KITCH, BASEMENT 250 SQ FT BEDROOM WITH BATH + 2 CLOSETS, 2 CAR GARAGE. IN GND POOL,16 X 32, 12 X 12 SHED. HOT WATER BB HEAT, 200 AMP ELEC SVC, CENTRAL AIR, KITCHEN REMAKE 2010, 3 OVENS, HARD WOOD FLRS THRUOUT, RECENTLY FINISHED PATIO AND WALKWAYS, NEW LANDSCAPING, MANY EXTRAS, ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMBINED TAXES 2015 $5278, 12 MINUTES FROM METRO NORTH OR TSP. 845-471-6874 OR JJD414GC@AOL.COM (APPOINTMENT ONLY)
KGH- 68TH RD. Well kept det. Lot 48 x 100. 4BR/ 3 baths, laundry, oﬃce, large EIK, 2nd ﬂoor BR with balcony. 347-455-0066 HS0902
* NE Bronx Residential Area * 3 BR Duplex, lg rms., ﬁn bsmt, 2 complete mod bths, lg fenced bkyd, Mod Kit, garage + driveway. Priced to sell! Call owner 718-882-4665 MK0220
Staten Island Mountaindale: 3 BRs. htd Fl arm, ﬁn bsmt, 2 bths, lg EIK, some furniture. Heated & A/c’s. Mint condition. All new appliances. Nr. shul. 917-453-6926. HS0729
MELVILLE THE GREENS. Medici Town House. 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, Landscaped property. Restaurant, 2 pools & golf course on premises. Taxes $6,000. Extras, Mint + Ample Parking. By Owner. $875,000. 631-367-0269 LM0623 MASSAPEQUA. Mint 4BR, 2 full baths Cape. New Appliances, Finished Basement, Attached Garage, School District # 23, $449K. By Owner, 516-541-7844 LM0616
FOR SALE • ORLANDO VICINITY
Spacious Lakefront With Water Views Single Family 5 Bdrms – 2 Master Bdrms w/Sep Bths, 4.5 Bths All, LR, DR, Gourmet Kit, 3 Car Gar, Huge Lake w/Endless Boating & Fishing, Private Boat Dock Can Be Built
ASKING $625K BY OWNER 443-875-9204
CATSKILL MT./ HUDSON VALLEY HOME FOR SALE 4 BEDROOM HOME INLAW APART. OFFI CE SUITE 2 1/2 HRS FROM NYC FLEXIBLE SPACE ADD. LAND AVAIL SUITABLE FOR FAMILY COMPOUND WWW.24JOELMAUSTIN.COM 518 622-9647 LM1002
SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DEAL, NJ. THREE LEVELS, 3/4 BEDROOMS, 3-1/2 BATHS, BASEMENT, GARAGE AND MORE. WALK TO BEACH, SHOPPING, HOUSES OF WORSHIP. EASY LIVING ON THE JERSEY SHORE. PRICED TO SELL @ $548,000. CALL MARY TAWIL @ 732-693-8210.
MERRICK-WATERFRONT HOME, HAMPTONS IN MERRICK, 4BR, 2.5 BA, Dock your boat in backyard, 2 car garage, Low taxes. No damage from Sandy. Walking distance to house of worship. $839K 516-532-4626 CENTER MORICHES. By Owner. 4 Crosby St. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, den, 2.5 car garage with shop. $319,000. Call 631-987-5764 LM0501
SOUTHAMPTON. 50 Inlet Rd. East. Architectural Designed home, 10 Kilowatt solar system and Geo Thermal Heating & A/C, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Master suite with balcony, rooftop patio. Breathtaking views overlooking Cold Spring Pond and The Great Peconic Bay. Asking $1,199,888. Cindy Manzolillo, CBR. Century 21 AA Realty Cell- 516-236-6962 Http://www. CindyMcentury21aa.com LM0609
CARMEL/ KENT. $450,000. You must see this beautiful property for sale by owner. 2 newly renovated farm houses on 11.5 acres in a beautiful setting. The main house has 3BR’s with 2 jacuzzis, 2nd house has 2BRs & 1 bath. Financing available for persons with good credit. OPEN HOUSE is on Saturdays & Sundays (1152 -1154 Peekskill Hollow Road, Carmel, NY.) Located in the town of Kent, in a good school district. It’s time to move to Florida. For more information, Call Mike 914-774-2121 LM0602
OUT OF STATE
OCEAN, NJ. 5/ 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living room, dining room, family room, open ﬂoor plan, full basement, $529,000. 2806 Logan Rd. Ocean, NJ 07712. For more info. SUMMIT REALTY SERVICES 732-918-9008/ 732-778-0894 LM0609 BRICK, NJ. Ranch Home. $265K. 3BR, 2 Baths, Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Den/ Dining Room, Living Room, Fenced Yard, 100 x 100 Corner Lot. In-ground Pool. MAKE AN OFFER! PreApproved Serious Buyers Only. For Sale By Owner. 908-278-9006 LM0505
HOLMDEL, NJ. Hillside Crypt for 2.Valued at $12,000. Asking
No. Miami Beach. 4 houses for sale in heart of Jewish
$9,000 or best oﬀer. Please Call 732-718-6965
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BETH ISRAEL IN WOODBRIDGE,
Erica 305-761-1612 CB0127
NJ. Outdoor Mausoleum, Crypt for 3, Building 23, Section 21,
PLOTS FOR SALE
Level 4, Crypt # 38. Valued at $20,000. Asking $15,000 neg.
ST. MARY’S. Flushing, Queens. 1 Plot/ 3 Burials. $6,500. 516775-4209
PINELAWN- Gladiola Ct. BETH DAVID CEMETERY. Elmont, NY. 1 plot, 6 graves. Plot 2013, Section 4, Path 9. Asking $18,000 neg. Call 516-840-4756
Mausoleum. 1 Crypt/ 2 Entombments, $11,900. Row 438/ Tier A, 1st level. 704-660-6408 or 704-798-9232 LM0512
FRANKLIN LAKES. GATED RETREAT ON 3 PRIVATE ACRES, ELEVATOR, LAVISH GOURMET KITCHEN, EXTRAORDINARY FEATURES, $1,899,999. DEBBIE 201-925-7667 OR WWW.811COLONIAL ROADFRANKLINLAKES.COM LM0113
Mill Basin Exclusive: Semi attached 1 family 6.5 room 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath duplex. Full ﬁnished basement. Parking.. ASKING $569,000 JS511 2 Family Attached BRICK. Owner has 6.5 rooms duplex. 3 bedrroms, 3 baths, private parking for 2 cars, yard and deck. 4 room. 2 bedrooms Rental JS510...........................$889,000 BEST SELLER #1 Properties 718.646-6900
NEW YORK STATE 7040 ELMSFORD- Custom Single Family Home, newly renovated, split level, 3BR, 2 baths, just reduced to $679, 500, completely updated, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, renovated bathrooms, back of house adjacent to country club golf course. 2,332 sq ft, 8 rooms, 0.35 acres including brand new washer & dryer, some furniture avail for sale. A must see! Angelo J. Milone, RE Broker, 914-776-1200. firstname.lastname@example.org LM0616
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