September 14, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service 
6:50  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
6:15 pm
  Forecast: 71/partly cloudy

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 
Phyllis Lowe
Leonard Kraut
Mary Rettig
Renee Gruenspecht
Andrea Elrom
Robert Perlis
Saturday 9/14
Morning Service at CBIOTP 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 6:15 pm
Tuesday 9/17
Sisterhood Book Club 1:00 pm    Ronald Balson's   "The Girl from Berlin"  
Thursday 9/19
Selichot Movie "Footnote" Part I 8:15 pm
Friday 9/20
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

Thanks to Sharon Starr for the photo!

Torah Reading 1130                Haftarah 11 38
This final group of laws, given by Moses to the Israelites, as they were poised to enter the Promised Land, is directed mainly toward the individual's responsibility to maintain lawful and humane relations with others. Chief among these rules are injunctions for proper behavior in domestic affairs, consideration for others and kindness to animals.
A partial list of the numerous topics covered in this week's portion follows: female captives; the first-born son's inheritance; execution and burial of convicted criminals; return of lost property; animals struggling under their burdens; removal of eggs and young from a nest; rooftop parapets; agricultural crossbreeding and other prohibited combinations; betrothal, marriage, divorce, remarriage, rape, adultery, inheritance, newlyweds, levirate marriage, widows, orphans, the mamzer ; laws governing relations with foreigners; the army camp; sheltering slaves; vows; vineyard and field workers; paying wages in a timely fashion; security for loans; testimony of close relatives; forgotten sheaves and leftover fruit; weights and measures.
The sidra concludes with a reminder to always remember the baseless aggression of the Amalekites towards the Israelites immediately following the exodus from Egypt. When the opportunity arises, the Amalekites are to be destroyed.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades (CBIOTP) 9:30 a.m.
Back in our building for 
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 6:15 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
A New Gallup Poll: American Jews, Politics and Israel in the Age of Trump
Next Week:
Shabbat Morning Services at CBIOTP
Mincha in their building
NO S'uda Shlishit next week

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 
Sheila Scherl will be observing yahrzeit for her father, William Meisler on Friday evening, September 13th
Stephen Obstbaum will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Irving Obstbaum on Friday evening, September 13th
Esther Eisdorfer will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Murray Eisdorfer on Sunday evening, September 15th
Hennie Ostrower will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Judith Kohl on Sunday evening, September 15th
Joni Rosen will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Lionel Rosen on Tuesday evening, September 17th
Lore Benario will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Ludwig Benario on Wednesday evening, September 18th
Nancy Schiff will be observing yahrzeit for her brother, Steve Edelstein on Wednesday evening, September 18th
Gerald Topiel will be observing yahrzeit for his uncle, Max Topiel on Wednesday evening, September 18th
Marvin Platt will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Henrietta Platt on Thursday evening, September 19th 

Important/Interesting Reads     
2,600-Year-Old Seal Bearing Hebrew Name from Kingdom of Judea Discovered in Jerusalem

Actual Size
A 2,600-year-old seal bearing a Hebrew name was uncovered in dirt excavated in 2013 near the Western Wall, archaeologist Eli Shukron said on Monday. The seal is inscribed with the name of "Adenyahu Asher Al HaBayit," meaning "Adenyahu by Appointment of the House," the most prominent role in the king's court in the Kingdom of Judea that appears for the first time on the list of ministries of Solomon.
The one-centimeter-wide bulla, which was used to sign documents, and dates to the seventh century BCE - the period of the Kingdom of Judea - bears a term widely used throughout the Bible to describe the most senior minister serving under kings of Judea or Israel.
"This is the first time this kind of archaeological discovery has been made in Jerusalem," said Shukron, who conducted the initial excavations at the foundation stones of the Western Wall north of Silwan on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. "The biblical term 'Asher Al HaBayit' was the highest ranking ministerial position beneath the king during reigns of the kings of Judea and Israel, it is undoubtedly of great significance."
"This tiny bulla has immense meaning to billions of people worldwide," said Doron Spielman, vice president of the City of David Foundation, which operates the site where the bulla was discovered. "The personal signet of a senior official to a biblical king from the First Temple period. This is another link to a long chain of Jewish history in Jerusalem that is being uncovered and preserved at the City of David on a daily basis."
According to the City of David Foundation, there are three people with the name Adoniyahu in the Bible, the most famous being King David's son, as mentioned in the Book of Kings. The bulla was uncovered three weeks ago as part of the City of David's volunteer Archaeological Experience by an Israeli teenager named Batya Howen. "I began shifting through the bucket of dirt by washing it under a stream of water, and suddenly I recognized a small black-colored piece of metal," Howen recalled. "To hold such a significant find from 2,600 years ago, from the time of the Kingdom of Judah, is an amazing thing."

Given the bandwidth devoted to Jews, you'd think we numbered in the billions! (kas)

Global Jewish Population in 2019: 14.6 Million    
The North Korean-Israeli Shadow War                                                                                                                     Whenever nuclear weapons technology appears in the hands of Israel's enemies, Pyongyang is usually involved                                                                                                                                            

20 Years After Moving to Israel, I Would Have No Other Home                                          
Standing on Mt. Herzl I asked myself, would I be willing to sacrifice my life, my future husband, or any children we may have?                                                                                          

Memoir by one of France's most famous Jewish writers, Romain Gary, Is Made into a Second Movie     
Arab Literacy Explains a Lot                                                                                       

Next Week's Election
The decisive factor in next week's election - and the reason for Benjamin Netanyahu's durability - is a repressed memory  

 How Jewish Should the Jewish State Be? The Question Shadows an Israeli Vote     
Well, for starters, he didn't say "annex" but "extend Israeli sovereignty" (kas)

Netanyahu's Push to Annex the Jordan Valley, Explained   
Why the Arab World Isn't Outraged by Netanyahu's West Bank Vow    
NYT Editorial: What Won't Netanyahu Say to Get Re-elected?                                                                                 Cornered and desperate, the Israeli prime minister threatens to annex occupied territories and attacks the media, the judiciary and political foes.   
Key Netanyahu Donor Endorses Shaked Over the Likud 
Rabbi Joseph Gutnick, Australian mining tycoon who helped fund Netanyahu's 1996 win, endorses Yamina over the Likud.  
The Netanyahu Show Is Finally Fizzling Out   
A rocket attack. John Bolton is fired. A surveillance law fails. Sheldon Adelson calls his wife "crazy." And next week could be even worse.               
Video: An Arab Muslim in the Israel Defense Forces  
The Arab Muslim in the Israel Defense Forces
The Arab Muslim in the Israel Defense Forces

After Breaking Glass Ceiling in Israel, Druze Woman Aims for Equality     

August Tourism to Israel Hits New Peak                                                                       
The Tide Turns for Tel Aviv's Beach Promenade

A new look and string of trendy businesses draw locals and tourists alike    
Israel Retains A+ Credit Rating with Fitch                                                                                  
Israeli Exports Up 3 Percent in First Half of 2019                                                                            
Video: 8,000 Celebrate Israel's Valentine's Day (T"U b'Av) with Mass Singing Led by Koololam                                 
Koolulove | Yesh Bi Ahava - Arkadi Duchin | Latroun Park | Aug. 15th, 2019
Koolulove | Yesh Bi Ahava - Arkadi Duchin | Latroun Park | Aug. 15th, 2019

Only in Israel!  This is right up there with the Sex Shop on Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv that has a mezuzah on its door: Former Strip Club In Tel Aviv Will Become Synagogue  
  Israel Helps Teach NATO Lawyers How to Combat Lawfare                                                    

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
What Bolton's Departure Means for Israel                                                                                                                        Some Israelis are worried it will leave them alone to confront Iran in the region.     
Iran's Properties in Canada Sold, Proceeds Handed to Terror Victims                                                    

Pop Culture

Young Jews Are Bringing the Catskills Back to Life 

All the Stuff You Need for Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish New Year is coming, y'all. Rosh Hashanah, which begins on the evening of Sunday, September 29, is all about starting the year off sweetly, and what better way to do that than, um, shopping online?! If you'd like to kick off 5780 in style, we've got you covered with our favorite Rosh Hashanah-themed clothing, cards, jewelry, and decor to get for your dinner hosts, your synagogue crush, or, be honest, yourself.      

What the HBO Series "Our Boys" Doesn't Want Us to Know
The moral equivalence depicted in the series does Irsael and most decent Israelis a great disservice     

The Real Story Behind "The Spy" Sacha Baron Cohen's New Netflix Series    

Netflix's "The Spy" is the First Time I've Seen My Sephardi Culture On Screen
"For the first time, as a Sephardi Jew, I felt seen by the world."                                                                
Sacha Baron Cohen Demanded Sex Scenes Cut From "Bruno" To Please His Safta (Grandmother)

And FWIW, I liked the second and third selections on the video much more than the first:
A-WA, the Jewish Yemenite Sister Band, Shines on NPR's Tiny Desk  (Brief article and video clip)                                

The Secret Jewish History of Pink Floyd
He Met Bob Dylan at a Jewish Camp, and They Stayed Good Friends for 50 Years 
Louie Kemp, who followed the singer on tour and even lived with him, has documented it all in a memoir         

Bruce Lee? Yes. Shammai? Yup. The Talmud Meets Kung Fu In A New Play
There's A Lot You Can Learn About the Talmud from Kung Fu Movies, According to a New Play                                  The director thinks the disciplines have more in common than you might think 

Selected Shorts: Etgar Keret and Joyce Carol Oates
September 18 | 7:30PM
Short story sensation Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates come together for an evening of eclectic, genre-bending fiction, including selections from Keret's brand new collection, Fly Already. With performances by Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), and more!

Rock Opera
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?

Jupiter Symphony
Chamber Players
September 16 | 2 pm | 7:30pm
Good Shepard Presbyterian Church
152 W 66th St. New York, NY 10023
Russia Gusher/
Music by Rimsky-Korsakov and His Pupils
Timur Mustakimov- piano/ Dmitri Berlinsky- violin/ Timotheos Petrin- cello/ Anthony Trionfo- flute/ Roni Gal-Ed- oboe/ Vadim Lando- clarinet/ Gina Cuffari- bassoon/ Karl Kramer- horn
Described as "one of the finest oboe players in the country" - The Jerusalem Post; "Expressive, wonderful player" - SZ Magazine, Germany; "Virtuoso and Elegant" - Double Reed Magazine, Germany; and "Outstanding" and "the star soloist of the evening"- The New York Times -- Roni Gal-Ed is a first prize winner at the International Lauschmann Oboe Competition in Mannheim, Germany, and a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and from the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

Doron Langberg
September 5 - October 19
Yossi Milo Gallery
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Doron Langberg. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This is the artist's premiere exhibition at the gallery.
Doron Langberg creates large-scale portraits from observation of family, close friends and lovers. Langberg's visualizations of queerness-both his own and those of the many queer subjects depicted-move beyond the traditional shorthand of signs and easily recognizable queer iconographies. Instead, Langberg contextualizes queer sexuality and intimacy within larger narratives of everyday life.

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.

September 18 | 6:30PM
Baruch College
A discussion with Prof. Samuel C. Heilman (Queens College) will follow the screening of two episodes.
About the show:
A hit Israeli television series about a Haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Shtisel is the father of a large family and each of his children has 'tsuris'-problems. His daughter, Gitti, is secretly dealing with devastating marital issues; his older son, Zvi Aryeh, feels professionally discontent; he is estranged from one daughter who married an Orthodox Jew from a different sect; and his youngest son, and star of the show, Akiva, aspires to be an artist, a profession deemed deeply problematic.

Shtisel- Behind the Scenes
with the cast
September 10|12|16|23
Westchester | Great Neck | Philadelphia | Detroit
About the show:
A hit Israeli television series about a Haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Shtisel is the father of a large family and each of his children has 'tsuris'-problems. His daughter, Gitti, is secretly dealing with devastating marital issues; his older son, Zvi Aryeh, feels professionally discontent; he is estranged from one daughter who married an Orthodox Jew from a different sect; and his youngest son, and star of the show, Akiva, aspires to be an artist, a profession deemed deeply problematic.
September 10, 7:00 pm
Westchester Reform Temple
255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Link to info and tickets:

September 12, 7:00 pm
Temple Israel, Great Neck
108 Old Mill Road Great Neck, NY 11023
Link to info and tickets:
September 16, 7:00 pm
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219
Link to info and tickets:

September 23, 7:00 pm

Fiddler- A Miracle of Miracles
Quad Cinema & The Landmark at 57 West
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Legendary actor Haim Topol is among the participants as well as legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman. Israeli Guy Mintus scored the music.