September 20, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP 
Minha at CBIOTP 
6:39  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
During Kiddush

  Forecast: 85/sunny

Shabbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Lori Wasserman
Mia Wasserman
Melanie Josif
Roberta Mathes
Beth Johnson & Eyal Gabay

Saturday 9/21
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha at CBIOTP during Kiddush
Maariv & Havdalah 8:15 pm
"Footnote" 8:30 pm
Collation 9:15 pm
Selichot 9:30 pm
Friday 9/20
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

Duluth, MN Synagogue
I am sending the shul, destroyed in an arson attack, $1,000 from my Discretionary Fund. I invite you to contribute...

Torah Rea ding 1146    Haftarah 1161
This week's portion includes liturgical ceremonies that are to be performed once the Israelites take possession of the land.
The first fruits were to be presented by the farmer in the central sanctuary accompanied by a declaration of thanksgiving set in a historical context. (This passage is familiar to us as one of the central texts of the Passover Haggadah.)
The tithe of the third year was designated for charitable purposes; it too was to be accompanied by a declaration by the farmer of his complete compliance with the laws of the tithe. It concluded with a prayer for God's blessing on the people and the land.
Immediately upon crossing the Jordan River, the nation was to perform the following actions: the whole Torah was to be written on twelve large stones erected on Mount Ebal, an altar was to be built on the site and sacrifices offered, and a festival meal was to be observed. The Torah was then to be ratified by the tribes, with the Levites proclaiming blessings and curses for either the fulfillment or abrogation of the Torah and the people responding "Amen."
Moses concludes this section of his farewell speech by reiterating and expanding upon the blessings for adherence to the Torah and the punishments for failing to do so. (This lengthy passage is known as the Tochechah - rebuke.)
The sidra concludes with an appeal by Moses to remain faithful to God who has watched over the Israelites from the deliverance from Egypt until this very moment.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at  Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades
Mincha at CBIOTP approximately 30 minutes into the Kiddush

Next Shabbat morning services will be in our building, and we will be joined by CBIOTP
At next week's S'uda Shishit we will read:                                                                                                                    
Anti-Semites with PhDs Are Harder to Fight by Bari Weiss

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
Jean Burnick will be observing yahrzeit for her sister in law,  Lorraine Burnick on Friday evening, September 20th
Myrna Weissman will be observing yahrzeit for her father in law,Max Weissman on Friday evening September 20th
Yetta Maidenberg will be observing yahrzeit for her father of, Joseph Danto on Saturday evening, September 21st
Hilde Straus will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law,  Henry Straus on Saturday evening, September 21st
Stuart Kimberly will be observing yahrzeit for his sister, Leona Bleiberg on Sunday evening, September 22nd
Paul Cohen will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Beatrice Cohen on Sunday evening, September 22nd
Sheila Scherl will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Belle Meisler on Sunday evening, September 22nd
Shirley Kochansky will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Sam Lesnick on Monday evening, September 23rd
Scott Alenick will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Jerome Alenick on Monday evening, September 23rd
Stephanie Strauss will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Pauline Newman on Monday evening, September 23rd
Ann Oster will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Doris Urman on Monday evening, September 23rd
Florence Silverberg will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Philip Berman on Tuesday evening, September 24th
Marlene Perkal will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Marcus Laufer on Tuesday evening, September 24th
Leslie Fromkin will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Shirley Kasloff on Wednesday evening, September 25th
Craig Barnett will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Larry Barnett on Wednesday evening, September 25th
Jerome Margolin will be observing yahrzeit for his nephew,  Ronald Margolin on Thursday evening, September 26th
Robert Gordon will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Benjamin Gordon on Thursday evening, September 26th
Diane Sudakoff will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Eva Zucker on Thursday evening, September 26th

Important/Interesting Reads     
The Latest from the UN Human Rights Council (video)    
The Middle East's cold war, explained
The Middle East's cold war, explained

U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies        
They should start in the Golan! If you have ever been up there, there are swaths of land on which Syrian mines from pre-1967 have still not been cleared...
Israeli Company Could Clear World's Minefields in Just 10 Years
Israel's 4M Analytics has a minefield-location intelligence solution using machine learning, historic and dynamic datasets and software-guided robots.                                                                      

When an Ancient Slander Against Jews Came to America (Blood Libel)           
There Are No Nostalgic Nazi Memorials  
Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history.      
Putin Says Israel is a "Russian-Speaking State"                                           

The Israeli Election    
Initial Israeli Knesset Election Results                                                                                                                                 With 63% of the vote counted, the results of the Sep. 17 Knesset elections were:
Blue & White (Gantz-Lapid) - 25.7% - 32 seats.                                                                                                                   Likud (Netanyahu) - 25.0% - 31 seats.                                                                                               
United Arab List - 10.7% - 13 seats.                                                                                                                                     Shas (Religious-Sephardi) - 7.6% - 9 seats.        
Yisrael Beiteinu (Lieberman) - 7.1% - 9 seats.                                                                                               
United Torah Judaism (Religious) - 6.3% - 8 seats.                                                                                                         Yamina (Shaked-Peretz) - 5.7% - 7 seats.                                      
Labor - 4.8% - 6 seats.                                                                                                                                                        Meretz-Barak - 4.3% - 5 seats.

With 96 Percent of Vote Counted - Blue and White Leads Likud by 2 Seats 
Who Is Benny Gantz, Israel's Potential Next Prime Minister?                                                   
Blue and White would probably require Bibi to step down-or they will have abandoned their principles:
After a Divisive Israeli Election, Calls for Unity                                                                                                                Israel now faces an uncertain period of brinkmanship and hardball negotiating in which the possible scenarios are too numerous to list and the outcome impossible to handicap.                                          

Israeli Voters Don't Care About the Economy. They Should.                          
Despite high inequality, lagging productivity, and serious long-term challenges, the current election campaign has barely mentioned economic policy.      

Israel's Election Campaign Has Been a Religious War of Words 
Israelis Just Saved Their Democracy                                                                                                                         Netanyahu wanted to annex Palestinian land, neuter the Supreme Court and put himself above the law. This week's election means those things won't happen.  
Roger Cohen (NYT): Bibi Netanyahu Trapped in His Labyrinth 
Israelis remind Netanyahu he's a mortal politician, not a king. That may save their democracy and any last chance of peace.                                         


BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
A French Medical Student Said She Faced Intense Anti-Semitic Bullying. Authorities Have Dropped the Case    
I n a poll from March, 90 percent of 405 French Jewish students said they had been subjected to anti-Semitism on campus through insults that traffic in stereotypes, jokes about the Holocaust and more.                                    
Good News!
Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory Leave Women's March                                                          
Bad News...
New Women's March Board Member Has Called Israel a 'Racist' State that 'Engages in Terrorism'                     Zahra Billoo is a lawyer who heads an office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.                                      
Good News!
Women's March Votes Out Board Member Accused Of Anti-Semitism                                                

The Palestinians
A Walk Through Jericho - Hours Before Israel's Elections                                                                
Poll: Most Palestinians Oppose Two-State Solution                                                                   

Palestinian Teachers' Guides Reveal Anti-Jewish Indoctrination           

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
New Jersey Man Charged with Helping Hezbollah Plot Terror Attacks on U.S. Landmarks
Alexei Saab allegedly took photos and video of sites such as the United Nations, the Statue of Liberty and Boston's Fenway Park as potential targets.                                                                       

Saudi Oil Attack Was Approved by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei (CBS News)  
Assad Tries to Stir Up Trouble among the Druze on the Golan Heights                                    
U.S. Sanctions on Iran Bring Its Pension Funds to Brink of Collapse                                                      

Report: Russia Prevents Israeli Airstrikes in Syria       
U.S. Treasury: Hizbullah Illicit Activities Involve Lebanon's Airport and Seaports                                              
Defecting Iranian Judo Champion Who Defied Tehran Now in Hiding                                                  
Iran Suspended from World Judo For Banning Competition Against Israelis                                            

Pop Culture
The Almas - A New Jewish Pop Culture Awards  
Amar'e Stoudemire Is Now an Undergrad, Goes to his Campus Hillel and Wants to Boost Black-Jewish Relations
The former NBA star opens up about his Jewish identity and a program he's starting to foster ties between black and Jewish students at FIU in Miami.                                                                         

Why the Hottest Italian Restaurant in San Francisco Has Jewish Stars on the Menu
Celebrating centuries-old dishes from Italy's Jewish ghettos.

A Very Jewish and Musical Finale for "Transparent"         
The Jewish Woman Who Was Just Cast On SNL Is One Of The Internet's Funniest People                   
"Game of Thrones" Star Carice Van Houten to Make Holocaust Film on Female Jewish RescuersThe actress who portrayed Melisandre in the beloved series may end up portraying one of two sisters who risked their lives to hide those in peril          

Swan Lake - Rock Opera
September 7|14|21|25
Doors open 7pm
Show 8pm
Chelsea Music Hall
Developed in Israel, this new musical adaptation of Swan Lake hits the New York stage. Directed by the renowned Tsedi Sarfati (Cameri Theatre - Funny Girl, A Chorus Line ) with Associate Director Haim Filiba, and choreographed by Amit Zamir, Swan Lake Rock Opera is
a modern take on the beloved classic.
Set to Tchaikovsky's legendary music, Swan Lake Rock Opera follows the royal playboy, Crown Prince Siegfried (a.k.a ziggy), in his scandalous search for the ideal bride. This sexy new musical extravaganza puts money, love, and titles on the line. Will true love win and at what cost?

"Bach to the Future"
Tali Roth, Classical Guitar
September 22 | 3:00 pm
Saint John's in the Village
The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture presents Tali Roth, in a concert of music composed for, or transcribed for, guitar by composers from the baroque period to the present day.
One of the world's leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician" and by The New York Times as a "marvelous classical guitarist". Her past engagements include performing on the soundtrack for Woody Allen's 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

"The Nature of Things"
Keren Anavy and Tal Frank
September 20-22
Printed Matter Art Book Fair
September 26 | 6 pm
Launch Event
September 20-22, 2019
"The Nature of Things" will be released at Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair (NYABF) at MoMA PS1, Published by a/b Books.
ZAZ10TS is pleased to invite you to a launch event of The Nature of things, an artist book by Keren Anavy & Tal Frank celebrate eight years of artistic collaboration. On Thursday, September 26, 6-8PM, join us for a lively, moderated conversation: Aliza Edelman and Keren Anavy & Tal Frank talk about making the book-and making art.

Recess- Elad Schechter
October 2 | 7:30 pm
Chez Bushwick
Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation presents the RECESS Salons Series and performances on Mondays evenings of each month. Our series program connects performers, and artists to our Young Patrons Group.
Join Elad Schechter in a presentation and discussion about c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem, From Jaffa to Agripas Festival, and see some excerpts from his upcoming solo work 'My Six Loves'
Elad Schechter is a Jerusalem native dancer and choreographer. He has been creating works since 2009 and, in 2012, he founded the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem. Elad initiated 'From Jaffa to Agripas' festival - Dance in the Machne Yehuda Market, developed 'Alliance House' - home for creative communities, for 'New-Spirit' organization, and curated Dance in Masie - The complete dance series in Jerusalem at 'Beit Masie' Theater. Schechter is an LGBTQ activist in Jerusalem and is the father to his son that is being raised in shared parenthood alongside two women.

Israeli Chamber Project: Folk Rhapsody
September 26 | 7:30pm
Merkin Hall
David McCarroll & Carmit Zori, violin, Guy Ben-Ziony, viola, Tibi Cziger, clarinet, Assaff Weisman, piano
Folk music has long served as a source of inspiration for composers of concert music. This program focuses on five such artists who drew much of their inspiration from the ethnic music of their region, bringing the fusion of folk elements with western concert music to a high art in and of itself. Embedded in these works are the sounds of traditional music of Central Europe, from Hungary to Romania, Bohemia and beyond.

Jupiter Symphony
Chamber Players
October 7 | 2 pm | 7:30pm
Good Shepard Presbyterian Church
152 W 66th St. New York, NY 10023
Lovin' Beethoven
Tomer Gewirtzman- piano, Stefan Milenkovich- violin, Maurycy Banaszek- viola, Ani Aznavoorian- cello,  Barry Crawford- flute, Rita Mitsel- oboe, Vadim Lando- clarinet, Gina Cuffari- bassoon, Karl Kramer- horn
Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. His performances with orchestra have taken him from New York's Carnegie Hall (the Bartok Concerto No. 3 with the Juilliard Orchestra conducted by David Robertson), to Israel (with the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Symphony and so many more.

Sternthal Books at the New York Art Book Fair 2019
September 20-22
MoMa PS1
Booth N53
Strenthal Books will be featuring from our over 20 editions, & launching new books from Leor Grady, The Israel Museum, and Elham Rokni, amongst many others.
Sternthal Books is an art book publishing company which uses print, motion, and digital media to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. Through our experience, we shepherd artists and art institutions through the various stages through which an idea is transformed into a finished product.

New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997
Curator: Ya'ara Keydar
September 5 - January 20, 2020
An extraordinary collection of 1980s-1990s fashion slides found on a New York City sidewalk makes its way back to the Fashion District in a new photographic exhibition 10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered 1982-1997. Presented in the lobby gallery at 10 Times Square, also known as 1441 Broadway, former home to some of the most prominent designers in New York, the exhibition features captivating runway images of top fashion designers and supermodels from the 1980s and 1990s.

Guy Yanai
September 5 - October 5
Miles McEnery Gallery
NEW YORK - MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Guy Yanai. A public reception will be held for the artist on 5 September from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an essay by Dr. Ara H. Merjian. Guy Yanai strips his subjects down to geometric necessity and builds them back up again in oil paint, establishing a tension on his canvases between the spatially flat and the physically multidimensional. A combination of diagrammatic delineation of form and vivid color, Yanai's paintings are an optical delight.

Rotem Reshef: Arcadia
October 6, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art
In Arcadia, Israeli artist Rotem Reshef has collected organic materials, some from the KMA grounds, to paint monumental rolls of unstretched canvas that are suspended from the walls.The marks and vibrant palette which saturate the entire surface reference the natural world, and the gesture of pouring paint reveals her unconventional artistic process that filters and redefines abstraction and expression.
Member Preview Sunday, October 6, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Public Opening Sunday, October 6, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Israeli Artists Project-
Season Opening Celebration
September 22 | 6:30 pm
The Triad Theater
The Israeli Artists Project is celebrating the start of their upcoming season with a special evening of famous and original Israeli music, and some theater and art by some of the best of the local Israeli artists.
Here is a discount code:
VIPDiscount - 15% for the $36/$54 levels
Prices go up on September 18th and the event will sell out so don't wait.