Colors: Blue Color

No matter what former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, and other pundits claim, there is no “Occupied Territory!” Great Neck activist Dr. Paul Brody observes: The only thing designated as “OCCUPIED” are the restrooms on the older El Al 747 jetliners – and the Arabs can have them all!

Tuesday, July 15, seemed like any other Tuesday at the eight a.m. Shacharis minyan at the Young Israel of Hillcrest. But this day held a special significance. On this day, Mr. Aron Beidner was to celebrate his 102nd birthday – only he had no idea that a celebration was about to take place after davening. I only found out about this special birthday because our chief gabbai, Yossi Lebovitch, told me so the day before.

Met Council on Jewish Poverty owns and operates 19 buildings of affordable housing across New York City. This week, for the first time since the waiting list was closed five years ago, Met Council is reopening their waiting list for a beautiful building in Canarsie to allow seniors the chance to live in affordable housing with great amenities including a laundry room, community room and park-like grounds with a garden area. Council Towers III is a 122-unit, 12-story building located in the heart of the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. Met Council’s affiliated Jewish Community Council of Canarsie is also located in the building complex. As a subsidiary of Met Council, they provide a wide array of services to both seniors living in Council Towers and the rest of the neighborhood.

QJA registers over 500 voters in two weeks

Residents from Far Rockaway, Kew Gardens Hills, Kew Gardens, and Rego Park came together to launch the Queens Jewish Alliance (QJA) with a free community concert at the beach on Thursday evening, July 11. Their weather outlook of rain and thunderstorms did not stop the over 250 people who came to hear the eloquent notes of Shea Rubenstein and Joey Newcomb at O’Donohue Park, off Seagirt Boulevard, between Beach 15th and Beach 17th Streets.

While the Book of T’hilim was composed mainly by King David, the Gemara (Maseches Bava Basra 14b) enumerates ten authors who composed individual psalms other than King David. The Gemara speaks of these men as “Asarah Z’keinim,” ten great scholars endowed with profound wisdom and prophetic insight, which enabled them to compose such sacred texts. Psalm 139 was attributed to Adam HaRishon. Another psalm was composed by King Malki-Tzedek. Psalm 89 is attributed to Avraham Avinu. There are 11 hymns composed by Moshe Rabbeinu. There are several chants composed by the L’vi’im who officiated as singers in the Beis HaMikdash.