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July 19th, 2019
 
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Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening service
Morning Service at CBIOTP 
Evening Service
8:05  pm
7:00 pm 
9:30am
7:45pm
 
  Forecast: 98/chance of rain

IN THIS ISSUE...
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 
Justin Fasman
Suzanne Warshavsky
Ilene Cohen
Blake Cohen
Shirley Kochansky
Barbara Fishman
Alma Katz
Arie Levi
Lisa Maier
   


   UPCOMING EVENTS
       
Saturday 7/20
Morning Service 9:30 am  at CBIOTP 1585 Center Ave
Minha, S'uda Shlishit (3rd Shabbat Meal), timely topic, Maariv and Havdalah 7:45 pm
Thursday 7/25
Visiting Scholar Rabbi David Fine - lecture topic "American Jewish History" 3:00 pm
Friday 7/26
BBQ Dinner RSVP Required 6:00 pm
 
BBQ before Barchu

Marvin Chertkoff's Friday morning Bible study is suspended until further notice
Time Change: Rabbi David Fine's final 2 lectures on American Jewish History, on July 25 and August 1, will begin at 3:00 p.m.





Torah Reading 903                  Haftarah 915
BALAK
 
In the wake of the Israelite victories over several of the nations/city states on the eastern side of the Jordan River, Balak, King of Moab, is justifiably panicked about the prospect of military confrontation. Knowing he cannot defeat Israel on the battlefield, he hires Balaam, a sorcerer, to curse the Israelites.
On three successive occasions, from different sites overlooking the Israelite encampment, Balaam, at God's behest, praises and blesses the nation. Furious at this betrayal, Balak dismisses Balaam, but not before Balaam delivers a prophecy in which he foretells the defeat of Moab and others at the hands of Israel.
At the next campsite, Shittim, a large number of the Israelite men have sexual liaisons with Moabite and Midianite women and participate in the worship of Baal-Pe'or. While efforts are under way to slay the ringleaders of this group, a plague breaks out in the camp. In the midst of this chaotic situation, one Israelite man commits the brazen act of bringing a Midianite woman into his tent. Pinhas, son of Elazar, the High Priest, follows them and kills them, bringing an end to the plague in which 24,000 people died.

Tonight: Evening service at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at  
CBIOTP, 1585 Center Avenue
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah at 7:45 p.m.
During Seudah Shlishit we will read...
Bret Stephens'   The Persistence of Anti-Semitism
It is particularly relevant in light of what is going on now in England in the Labour Party.  I am providing you with a variety of articles about the expos√© and subsequent developments:
BBC Investigative Programme:  "Is Labour Anti-Semitic?"
Panorama goes inside the anti-Semitism crisis gripping Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. With exclusive interviews from key insiders and access to confidential communications and documents, this is the story of how the crisis developed. Reporter John Ware reveals the evasions and contradictions at the heart of the political party which leader Jeremy Corbyn says has anti-racism at its very core:

Labour Leadership is Complicit in Anti-Semitism                       
The Panorama programme revealed a toxic culture that merely reforming the party's processes will not solve
Here is irony for you: the video referred to immediately below, documenting Anti-Semitism "has been removed for violating YouTube's policy on hate speech."
Video: New Revelations on UK Labour Party Anti-Semitism                                                                                          Eight former British Labour party staffers, none of whom are Jewish, speak of their experience in dealing with anti-Semitism complaints, including Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler. For objecting to the party's anti-Semitism, they have all been forced out of the Labour party. Sorry, no website to go to...
Labour Anti-Semitism Row: 30 Whistleblowers Come Forward                                                    
'This is Your Legacy, Mr Corbyn': 67 Labour Peers' Advert on Anti-semitism 
Full text of the ad is included in the article
Labour Peers (House of Lords) Tell Corbyn: You Have Failed Test of Leadership
Labour Demotes Member Who Accused Corbyn of Nazi-like \'Bunker Mentality\' in Handling of Anti-Semitism Charges    
Jordanian MP Who Called Israel a 'Jewish Tumor' Feted at British Houses of Parliament by Labour Shadow Minister   
 

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 
     
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit for  Rebecca Serkey on Sunday evening, July 21st
Evelyn Baer will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Julius Baer on Monday evening, July 22nd
Eileen Goff will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Faye Goff on Monday evening, July 22nd
Renee Gruenspecht will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Manfred Gruenspecht on Tuesday evening, July 23rd
Naomi Altschul will be observing yahrzeit for her mother,  Lillian Heller on Tuesday evening, July 23rd
Eloise Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Albert Polinsky on Wednesday evening, July 24th
Helene Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit for her brother-in-Law, Albert Polinsky on Wednesday evening, July 24th
Kenneth Rak will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Mr. Icchak Rak on Thursday evening, July 25th
Ethel Chesen will be observing yahrzeit for her sister-in-law, Doris Rostoker on Thursday evening, July 25th
 



Important/Interesting Reads
NETFLIX RELEASES TRAILER OF FILM DEPICTING ETHIOPIAN JEWISH RESCUE - WATCH IT!  The film features international stars, Ben Kingsley, Chris Evans, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michiel Huisman and Alona Tal 
Debuts on July 31st               
The interesting/ironic/hypocritical thing here is that these so-called scholars are mostly/entirely Pakistani. Pakistan was carved out of India by the UN at the same time as the UN voted to create Israel. But Pakistan's historical and legal pedigree is far less storied and legitimate than Israel's. Israel's history we know; her legal pedigree rests on the Balfour Declaration, the San Remo conference and more; Pakistan has none of that. These scholars are leading with their very vulnerable chins!

Israel
Video: Israeli Innovation Helping Implement the UN's Sustainable Developmental Goals                                
Israeli innovation helping implement the UN's Sustainable Developmental Goals
Israeli innovation helping implement the UN's Sustainable Developmental Goals

One reason: Israel's 7-8% leakage rate is the lowest in the world, compared to up to 30% in many other countries.     
"Game Changer": Vast, Developed 9,000-Year-Old Settlement Found Near Jerusalem                             
Remains of Neolithic site near Motza, the largest ever discovered in Israel, show mix of agriculture, hunting, animal husbandry - a society at its peak, say archaeologists   
And another game-changer:
The F-35 Has Already Changed Everything in the Middle East                                                                                   Israel had flown a test mission of at least three F-35 jets to Tehran and back.                                                 Khamenei reportedly moved to fire Iran's air force chief and the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.    

As Bauhaus Marks 100 Years, Tel Aviv's White City Stands Tall 
Jewish and Arab Students Learn to Cross Divides at Jerusalem School  
Pupils believe their bilingual school is proof that peace is possible between Palestinians and Israelis                     
 


BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
ILHAN OMAR INTRODUCES PRO-BDS RESOLUTION, ANNOUNCES VISIT TO ISRAEL           
The resolution aims to affirm 'the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad' and was co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib and John Lewis.                                          
OR
Urge House to Vote on this Anti-BDS Resolution:
The House of Representatives will soon consider a bipartisan resolution to oppose BDS (H.Res.246), authored by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Ann Wagner (R-MO).
Please urge your representative to push for a vote and support this important resolution putting Congress on record opposing the anti-Israel BDS campaign.
Remember: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is:
Anti-Israel . It discriminates against the Jewish state and targets its right to exist.
Anti-Peace . It undermines the prospects for peace and decreases the incentive for the parties to negotiate.
Damaging to U.S. Interests . It isolates an ally that promotes stability, security, shared values and prosperity.
Democrats Brush Off Rep. Omar's Push for Israel Boycott, Target BDS Movement Instead     
U.S. Education Secretary DeVos: Campus Efforts to Boycott Israel Are a "Pernicious Threat"    
Teaching High Schoolers to Demonize Israel                                                                                             
Anti-Semitic Fliers in Massachusetts Declare Holocaust "Fake News"                                      
European Academic Association Bends to the Will of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement                                          
Jewish Comedians Aim to Deflate Modern Anti-Semitism with Laughs                                                      


The Palestinians
Who were the "Palestinians" in 1945? Read this New York Times Headline:
ARABS TO BOYCOTT PALESTINIAN GOODS; Vote Action Against Jewish Industry, Charging Tie With Zionism and Political Aims                                  
Israel Discretely Increases Entry Permits for Gaza Workers                                                      
Israel Security Agency Rejects Plan to Bring Gaza Workers into Israel                                                  
Israel Building New Water Pipeline to Gaza                                                                                              
 
Gaza "Protests"

Gaza Arson Attacks Set 138 Fires that Burned 180 Acres So Far in 2019  
Israel Shoring Up Gaza Border Defenses                                                            

Israel to Plant Trees near Gaza Border Homes to Thwart Anti-Tank Missile Attacks
Israel Foils Hamas Terror Funding Scheme                                                                    
Repeat it often enough and people will believe as fact:

Hamas Leader Fathi Hamad Says: Kill Jews Everywhere 



Iran / Syria / Hezbollah   
 Arrest of French Academic in Iran Complicates Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal   
                                         
Hizbullah Preventing Start of Lebanon-Israel Maritime Border Talks                                                       
If I were this guy, I'd fear for my safety now:          

Israel Identifies Commander of Hizbullah Precision Missile Project  
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the AMIA bombing:








Pop Culture


 
I have to tell you, if I were a kid who was too young to fully comprehend, I'd also be playing (Hide-'n-Seek) among those large stones!

Pink Defends Her Kids Playing At Holocaust Memorial 
Chris Evans is an Israeli Mossad Agent in Film Coming to Netflix this Month                                                            






     
And while we are there:

                                                              















The U.S. Role in Combating Global Antisemitism
August 7 at 1:00 P.M.
The US State Department has played a critical role in combating global Antisemitism through its office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. Elan Carr, newly appointed to the post, has already made a significant impact in the fight against the world's oldest hatred. How does the US currently see the problem of global Antisemitism? What are we doing to address it?


Elan Carr
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
U.S. Department of State



David Bernstein
JCPA President & CEO

To learn more and register,
visit jewishpublicaffairs.org/jcpa-crcast



 
 
Art
Mika Rottenberg : Easypieces
June 26- September 15
New Museum
This exhibition marks the first New York solo museum presentation of work by New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg.
Employing absurdist satire to address the critical issues of our time, Rottenberg creates videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Her works interweave documentary elements and fiction, and often feature protagonists who work in factory-like settings to manufacture goods ranging from cultured pearls (NoNoseKnows, 2015) to the millions of brightly colored plastic wholesale items sold in Chinese superstores (Cosmic Generator, 2017).

 
Music
Alon Goldstein
International Keyboard Institute and Festival
July 20 | 9pm
IKIF at Hunter College
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Philadelphia orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Toronto and Vancouver symphonies as well as the Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic , Los Angeles and Radio France Orchestra.

 
Exhibition
ZAZ10TS presents:
Nature of Wonder
Artist Shony Rivnay
June 13- September 2 10 Times Square
Titled "Nature of Wonder" by Shony Rivnay provides a glimpse into obscurity, freedom, and a natural curiosity that we all experience in our creative lives. It is an opportunity to think, but also to let go of thinking. It is a pathway into joyous viewing and a simple understanding of how things work. 
OPENING RECEPTION
June 13, 6-8PM

The Day
Jacob's Pillow
July 31- August 4
Jacob's Pillow
World-renowned cellist Maya Beiser, legendary dancer Wendy Whelan, and seminal choreographer Lucinda Childs join forces to present the highly-anticipated world premiere of THE DAY, with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
This momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius, created collaboratively by Beiser and Childs, explores memory, life's journey, resilience, and survival of the soul through the shared language of music and dance. THE DAY was co-commissioned by Jacob's Pillow.