September 6, 2019
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service 
7:02  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30 am
6:30 pm
  Forecast: 79/mostly sunny

Shabbat Kiddush
Today's Kiddush has been enhanced by Kathy & Sol Grazian in
honor of Kathy's 75th birthday

Birthdays and Anniversaries 
Karl Sudakoff
Jacob Kindler
Aidan Kern
Sylvia Gosberg
Arnold Grodman
Joseph Lempel
Phyllis & Seligman Rosenberg
Saturday 9/7
Morning Service 9:30 am
Minha , S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9/10
Sisterhood General Membership Meeting 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9/11
On the Road with the Rabbi to the MET Cloisters to tour the Colmar Treasure 2:00 pm - Pre-registration required $30/person
Friday 9/13
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

C ongratulations to Cantor Paul and Roz Zim
on the marriage of their daughter 
Stacey to Dr. Justin Yozawitz

Fort Lee 9/11 Commemoration
at 7:00 PM in Constitution Park.
(between Fletcher and Linwood, north of Main Street)
Rabbi Stern will be participating

Torah Reading 1099                Haftarah 1180
With Moses' days coming to an end, his focus turns to a number of issues and institutions, which will be necessary for the maintenance of law and order, once the Israelites possess the Promised Land.
Judges need to be appointed and they should exhibit a high degree of impartiality; they must resist bribes under all circumstances. Difficult cases are to be referred to higher authorities.
Idolatry is punishable by death by stoning - but only after a thorough investigation and upon testimony by at least two witnesses.
Provisions are made to permit a monarchy to develop. However, the king must remain devoted to the Torah; he must write his own personal copy to be kept in his possession at all times and he must study from it regularly. Several restrictions are placed on the king to prevent abuse of power and the amassing of wealth.
God will provide true prophets to guide the people; there is, therefore, no need to resort to magic and superstition. False prophets - those whose predictions do not come to pass or who attempt to lead the people astray into idolatry - are to be executed.
Willful murderers are to be turned over to their victims' families. Unsolved murder cases render the inhabitants of the town in which the victim was found culpable. The town's leaders must perform a ritual of atonement and expiation. Boundary markers may not be moved or removed; it is an act of theft. Witnesses who give false testimony are to be subject to the punishment the defendant would have received had s/he been convicted.
Rules of warfare and siege are promulgated. Certain individuals are exempted from military service. The Israelites must sue for peace prior to resorting to war. A scorched-earth siege policy is prohibited.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m.
in our building: 1449 Anderson Avenue
Members of Congregation Beth Israel of the Palisades will be joining us
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 6:30 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
Are You More Liberal or More Jewish? The interesting (and concerning) results of a recent survey
And next week we will read:
A New Gallup Poll: American Jews, Politics and Israel in the Age of Trump

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 
Mary Rettig will be observing yahrzeit forher father, Boris Sendik on Friday evening, September 6th
Hilde Straus will be observing yahrzeit forher son, Peter Straus on Friday evening, September 6th
Stuart Goldsmith will be observing yahrzeit forhis father, Max Goldsmith on Friday evening, September 6th
Hyla Epstein will be observing yahrzeit forher father, Ralph Epstein on Sunday evening, September 8th
Eloise Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit forher father, Meyer Hoffman on Sunday evening, September 8th
Larry Lesh will be observing yahrzeit forhis aunt, Sara Susswein on Sunday evening, September 8th
Naomi Altschul will be observing yahrzeit forher husband, Leonard Altschul on Monday evening, September 9th
Mark Altschul will be observing yahrzeit forher father, Leonard Altschul on Monday evening, September 9th
Vera Kishinevsky will be observing yahrzeit forher grandmother, Basya Pokrasov on Monday evening, September 9th
Carolyn Tauber will be observing yahrzeit forher uncle, Murice Horowitz on Tuesday evening, September 10th
Sharon Starr will be observing yahrzeit forher father-in-law, Daniel Starr on Tuesday evening, September 10th
Peri Wexler will be observing yahrzeit forher father, Seymour Wexler on Tuesday evening, September 10th
Martha Shemin will be observing yahrzeit forher grandmother, Regina Shemin on Wednesday evening, September 11
Joan Alter will be observing yahrzeit forher husband, Jack Alter on Thursday evening, September 12th
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit forher sister-in-law, Helene Wald on Thursday evening, September 12th

Important/Interesting Reads     
IsraAID Deploys Response Team to the Bahamas                                                                      
Hizbullah's Demographic Problems Explain Its Restraint                                                        
New Tech Lets Israel Take Over Hostile Drones                                                                            
New Israeli Technology Eliminates Toxic Algae Blooms                                                                  
Israel Inaugurates Vast Negev Thermo-Solar Power Plant                                                                  
I think this is a very biased piece, not that it is entirely inaccurate. She could have-but didn't make a comparison to the lies about the Jewish claim to the Temple Mount, the total denial of any Jewish history there, and the shameful destruction of archeological treasures by the Waqf in their digging, excavations and construction on and under the plaza. Israel has tried to ameliorate that by instituting the Temple Sifting Project ( ), but because the earth has been dumped, and not carefully cleared, layer-by-layer or documented, it is far from a rigorous archeological "dig".

The Politics of Archeology /    [Letter from Silwan] Common Ground
The Lost City of Jesus' Apostles Has Just Been Found, Archaeologists Say                                                         Archaeologists believe Julias, the home of Jesus' apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip, was located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee                                                              



The Life of 6 Year Olds Near Gaza Forces Them to Sing Songs in Which the Words and Music are Dissonant

84% of Israelis Say They Are Happy with Their Communities  
Video:  Sustainable Technology in the Israeli Desert  
Sustainable technology in the Israeli desert
Sustainable technology in the Israeli desert
Unemployment in Israel Falls to 3.7 Percent in July                                                                   

 Benjamin Netanyahu Becomes Welfare Minister, His 4th Portfolio in Addition to Prime Minister           

The Palestinians
CBS Calls Gaza "Israeli-Occupied"                                                                                      
A Taste of Their Own Medicine at the UN                                                                                 
Palestinian Private Sector Flourishing in West Bank                                                                       

Palestinians Outraged Over Suspicious Death of Young West Bank Woman
Hamas Takes Extraordinary Step to Quell Gaza's 'Angry Youth'                                                                                         Rare Islamic fatwa aims to put an end to independent actions against Israel            
Anti-LGBT Discrimination Is Now Official PA Policy                                                                   
New Zealand Suspends Funding to UNRWA                                                                                

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
The Iranian Conquest of Syria

Hezbollah Officials Say Israel is Lying, Suffered Casualties in Flare-Up 
Lebanese media quotes Hezbollah officials as saying the group has footage of the flare-up which disputes Israel's claims, blast IDF for decoy maneuver   
IDF Chief to UNIFIL: Stop Hizbullah's Missile Program, or We Will                                                       

Israeli-Made Innovative Cancer Treatment Gets FDA Stamp of Approval                                                  

Israeli Firm Clears Minefields with Artificial Intelligence     

Inside the Labs Creating Meat from Stem Cells 
U.S. Air Force Tests Israeli Rifle Sighting Device                                                                             
Chinese Science Academy Opens First Foreign Center of Excellence in Israel   

Porsche Invests in Israeli Sensor Tech Designed to See through Fog and Rain    
Israeli Swim-Tech Company Aims to Make a Data Revolution                                       
The Hottest Startups in Tel Aviv                                                                                                                 

Our Shofar blower, Mitchell Shedlarz is tuning up for the High Holidays with this concert (which was snowed-out last winter). Please call the Valley Cottage Library to make your reservation for this free program:

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!

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.

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?

The First to Cross
[Synanthrope Preserve]
by Gal Nissim
September 12 | 14 8:30pm
Tompkins Square Park (East Village)
The Synanthrope Preserve: The First to Cross is an immersive audio experience that reveals the intertwined story of humans and rats. The 35-minute experience takes the participants on a winding tour through Tompkins Square Park at night.
Throughout the experience, listeners will explore the perceptions and realities of nature in cities, focusing in on the story of rats, in particular, to acknowledge how their nature has adapted and changed through their relationship with humans. The listeners' movement is choreographed through sounds and narration to create an immersive psychological landscape.

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 problemati

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
27375 BELL RD, SOUTHFIELD, MI 48034 

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.

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.

What's Love Got to Do With It?
Group exhibition organized by Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators
August 15 - September 16
The Drawing Center
Don't miss Keren Benbenisty's work in this group exhibition!
Open Sessions 2018-2020: What's Love Got to Do with It? is an exhibition by the thirty-one artists who are participating in Open Sessions, a two-year program at The Drawing Center that provides opportunities for selected artists from around the world to contextualize their work in terms of drawing through conversation, public programs, and exhibitions. Featuring new drawings and drawing adjacent works by a diverse and international group of artists, who come from myriad perspectives and geographic locations, ranging from the Americas to Africa, Asia and the Middle East, What's Love Got to Do With It? takes as its theme, the universal discourse of love, which, the curators contend, is as democratic as drawing is.