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Title: Babylon: New York City, September 11, 2001
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Date: September 24, 2001

Babylon 3
New York City, September 11, 2001

7 Tishri 5762
September 24, 2001

Revelation 18

9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold (5557),


5557 crusoV chrusos khroo-sos'

perhaps from the base of 5530 (through the idea of the utility of the metal), gold;

AV-gold 13; 13

1) precious things made of gold, golden ornaments
1a) an image made of gold
1b) stamped gold, gold coin


5530 craomai chraomai khrah'-om-ahee

middle voice of a primary verb (perhaps rather from 5495, to handle);

AV-use 10, entreat 1; 11

1) to receive a loan
2) borrow
3) to take for one's use, to use
3a) to make use of a thing

and silver (696),


696 arguroV arguros ar'-goo-ros

from argos (shining);

AV-silver 5; 5

1) silver
1a) #1Co 3:12 refers to the silver with which the columns of noble buildings
were covered and the rafters adorned
1b) things made of silver
1b1) vessels
1b2) images of gods


1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

and precious (5093)


5093 timioV timios tim'-ee-os including the comparative timiwteroV timioteros tim-ee-o'-ter-os and the superlative timiwtatoV timiotatos tim-ee-o'-tat-os

from 5092;

AV-precious 8, most precious 2, more precious 1, dear 1, honourable 1, had in reputation 1; 14

1) as of great price, precious
2) held in honour, esteemed, especially dear


5092 timh time tee-may'

from 5099;

AV-honour 35, price 8, sum 1, precious 1; 43

1) a valuing by which the price is fixed
          1a) of the price itself
          1b) of the price paid or received for a person or thing bought or sold
2) honour which belongs or is shown to one
          2a) of the honour which one has by reason of rank and state of office
          which he holds
          2b) deference, reverence


5099 tinw tino tee'-no strengthened for a primary tiw tio tee'-o (which is only used as an alternate in certain tenses)

AV-be punished+1349 1; 1

1) to pay, to recompense
2) to pay penalty, suffer punishment

stones (3037),


3037 liqoV lithos lee'-thos

apparently a primary word;

AV-stone 49, one stone 4, another 4, stumbling stone+4348 2, mill stone+3457 1; 60

1) a stone
1a) of small stones
1b) of building stones
1c) metaph. of Christ

and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots (4480),


4480 reda rheda hred'-ah

of Latin origin;

AV-chariot 1; 1

1) a chariot, a type of vehicle having four wheels

and slaves (4983),


4983 swma soma so'-mah

from 4982;

AV-body 144, bodily 1, slave 1; 146

1) the body both of men or animals
          1a) a dead body or corpse
          1b) the living body
                    1b1) of animals
2) the bodies of planets and of stars (heavenly bodies)
3) is used of a (large or small) number of men closely united into one society, or family as it were; a social, ethical, mystical body
          3a) so in the NT of the church
4) that which casts a shadow as distinguished from the shadow itself


4982 swzw sozo sode'-zo

from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saos, "safe");

AV-save 93, make whole 9, heal 3, be whole 2, misc 3; 110

1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
          1a) one (from injury or peril)
                    1a1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering
                    from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
                    1b1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
          1b) to save in the technical biblical sense
                    1b1) negatively
                              1b1a) to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment
                              1b1b) to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the
                              Messianic deliverance

and souls of men. 14 And the fruits (3703)


3703 opwra opora op-o'-rah

apparently from the base of 3796 and 5610;

AV-fruit 1; 1

1) the season which succeeds summer, from the rising of Sirius to that of Arcturus, i.e. from late summer, early autumn, our dog days
2) ripe fruits (of trees)

that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty (3045)


3045 liparoV liparos lip-ar-os'

from lipos (grease);

AV-dainty 1; 1

1) things which pertain to a sumptuous and delicate style of living

and goodly (2986)


2986 lamproV lampros lam-pros'

from the same as 2985;

AV-bright 2, goodly 2, white 2, gorgeous 1, gay 1, clear 1; 9

1) shining
          1a) brilliant
          1b) clear, transparent
2) splendid, magnificent
          2a) splendid things i.e. luxuries or elegancies in dress or style

are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 15 The merchants (1713)


1713 emporoV emporos em'-por-os

from 1722 and the base of 4198;

AV-merchant 5; 5

1) one on a journey, whether by sea or by land, esp. for trade
2) a merchant as opposed to a retailer or petty tradesman

of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear (5401)


5401 foboV phobos fob'-os

from a primary phebomai (to be put in fear);

AV-fear 41, terror 3, misc 3; 47

1) fear, dread, terror
1a) that which strikes terror
2) reverence for one's husband

of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

The World Trade Center, also known as the "Twin Towers," was built as a result of a massive urban renewal project sponsored by the Port Authority of New York. Begun in 1966 and completed in 1970, the 16-acre site is the center of international trade and commerce. At least 50,000 people work at the World Trade Center and another 70,000 visit each day.

The Center consists of two 110-story (1350 feet each) office towers (One and Two World Trade Center), a 47-story office building (Seven World Trade Center), two nine-story office buildings (Four and Five World Trade Center), an eight-story U.S. Customhouse (Six World Trade Center), and the 22-story New York Marriott World Trade Center Hotel (Three World Trade Center).

The buildings are located around the 5-acre Austin J. Tobin Plaza. The World Trade Center Mall, located immediately below the plaza, hosts a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Following are the businesses that had offices in the two 110-story towers of the World Trade Center that collapsed after terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Abad, Castilla and Mallonga, Attorneys�
Adecco SA, Employment Agencies�
AFXpress, Publishing �
Agricor Commodities Corp. - CF, Investments� �
A I G Aviation Brokerage, Inc., Insurance Agencies�
Airport Access Program -CF, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Alan Anthony - CF, Business Consultants�
Alliance Consulting, Business Consultants� �
Allstate Insurance Company, Insurance Agencies�
American Bureau of Shipping, Engineers�
American Lota International - CF, Transportation/Utilities�
American TCC Int'l Group, Inc., Investments�
Amerson Group Co., Inc. , Organizations�
Ann Taylor Loft �
Anne Pope, Law Offices of, Attorneys�
Antal International, Inc., Employment Agencies�
AON Corporation, Insurance Agencies� �
Aramark, Concessions �
Asahi Bank, Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
ASTDC, Inc., Organizations�
AT&T Corporation, Telecommunication�
Atlantic Bank of New York, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Auto Imperial Co., Wholesalers�
Avenir, Inc., Computer Services�
Avesta Computer Services, Ltd., Data Processing�
Avis �
Baltic Oil Corporation, � �
Banco LatinoAmericano de Exportaciones, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Bank of America, Banks/Financial Institutions� �
Bank of Taiwan, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Barcley Dwyer �
The Beast.Comm, Computer Services�
Law Office of Joseph Bellard, Attorneys� �
Berel & Mullen, Attorneys�
Big A Travel Agency, Travel Agencies/Tours�
Blue Sky Technologies, Inc., Computer Services�
Bramax Manufacturing (USA) Corp., Wholesalers�
Bright China Capital, Ltd., Investments�
C & P Press, Business Services�
California Bank & Trust, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Can-Achieve, Business Consultants�
Candia Shipping, Wholesalers� �
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, Investments�
Career Engine, Research�
Carr Futures �
Caserta & Company �
Cedar Capital Management Associates, Inc. �
Cedel Bank, Investments�
Chang HWA Commercial Bank, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Channel 2 (WCBS), Cable/Television�
Channel 4 (NBC), Cable/Television�
Channel 5 (WNYW), Cable/Television�
Channel 11 (WPIX), Cable/Television�
Channel 31 (WBIS), Cable/Television�
Channel 47 (WNJU), Cable/Television�
Charna Chemicals, Inc., Manufacturing�
Charoen Pokphand USA, Inc., Transportation/Utilities�
Chen, Lin, Li, & Jiang, LLP, Investments�
Cheng Cheng Enterprises Holding Inc, Retailers�
Cheng Xiang Trading USA Inc., Computer Services�
Chicago Options Exchange Corp., Investments�
China Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Organizations�
China Construction America, Inc., Construction�
China Daily Distribution Corp., Business Services�
China Patent & Trademark USA, Attorneys� �
China Resource Products USA Ltd. � �
The Chugoku Bank, Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
CIIC Group (USA), Ltd., Investments� �
CNN � �
Colortek Kodak Imaging Center, Business Services�
Commerzbank Capital Markets, Investments� �
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Investments�
The Company Store, Retailers�
Consolidated Steelex Corp., Manufacturing�
Continental Insurance Company �
Continental Logistics, Inc., Business Services�
Corporation Service Company �
The Cultural Institutions Retirement Systems, Trusts�
Daehan Intertional, Investments�
Dahao USA Corp, Wholesalers�
Dai-Ichi Kangyo Trust Co., Trusts� �
Data Transmission Network Corp. �
David Peterson, Attorneys�
Dayrd & Van Thunen Co., Insurance Agencies�
December First Productions, LLC �
Delta Airlines, Transportation/Utilities� �
Dempsey, Myers & Company, CPA firm
Dongwon Securities Co. Ltd., Investments�
Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Printers/Publishers
Drinker Biddle & Reath, Attorneys�
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., Research�
Dunavant Commodity Corp, Investments�
eMeritus Communications, Telecommunication�
Empire Health Choice, Insurance Agencies� �
Employee Merit, Employment Agencies�
EuroBrokers, Inc., Investments�
Fertitta Enterprises �
Fiduciary Trust Company International, Banks/Financial Institutions� �
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Insurance Agencies�
First Commercial Bank, Banks/Financial Institutions�
First Liberty Investment Group, Investments�
Fred Alger Magement, Inc., Investments�
Frenkel & Company, Inc., Insurance Agencies� �
Friends Ivory & Sime, Inc., Investments�
Friends Villas Fischer Trust, Investments�
Fuji Bank, Banks/Financial Institutions� �
Garban Intercapital �
Garban-Intercapital, Investments� �
Gayer Shyu & Wiesel, Investments�
Gayer, Shyu & Wiesel, Accountants�
G.C. Services, Collection Agencies�
Geiger & Geiger, Attorneys�
General Telecommunications �
Gibbs & Hill, Engineers�
Global Crossings Holdings Ltd., Computer Services�
Globe Tour & Travel, Travel Agencies/Tours�
Golden King (USA) Limited, Transportation/Utilities�
Gold Sky Inc., Manufacturing�
Government of Thailand �
Greatest Bar on Earth �
Guy Carpenter, Insurance Agencies�
G. Z. Stephens, Inc., Employment Agencies�
Hal Roth Agency, Inc., Insurance Agencies�
Harris Beach LLP, Attorneys�
Hartford Steam Boiler, Insurance Agencies�
Hill Betts & sh, LLP, Attorneys�
Howly (US) Corporation, �
Hua Nan Commercial Bank Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
Hu Tong International (USA) Co., Ltd., Wholesalers�
Hyundai Securities Co., Ltd., Investments�
Infotech, �
Instinet, Inc., Investments� �
Intera Group Inc., Employment Agencies�
International Office Centers Corporation, Business Services�
International Trade Center, Inc., Public Relations Agencies�
Intrust Investment Realty, Inc., �
J & X Tans International, Transportation/Utilities�
Johnston & Murphy, �
Julien J. Studley, Inc., Real Estate�
Jun He Law Office, LLC, Attorneys�
Kaiser Overseas Inc., Manufacturing�
Kanebo Information Systems Corp., U, Computer Services�
Karoon Capital Magement, Investments�
M.A. Katz, CPA, Accountants�
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Investments� �
Keenan Powers & Andrews, Attorneys�
Kemper Insurance Companies, Insurance Agencies�
Kidder Peabody & Co. �
KITC, Investments�
Korea Local Authorities Foundation for Intertional, Government/Schools�
Koudis International Inc., Transportation/Utilities�
Landmark Education Corporation, Government/Schools�
Lava Trading, LLC � �
Leeds & Morrelli, Attorneys�
Lehman Brothers � �
LG Insurance Company
LG Securities America, Inc., Investments�
Lief International USA, Manufacturing�
LoCurto & Funk, Inc., Investments�
John W. Loofbourrow Associates, Inc, Investments�
MAA Trading Group, Inc., Investments�
Mancini Duffy, Architects� �
Marsh USA, Inc., Insurance Agencies� �
Martin Progressive LLC, Computer Services�
May Davis Group, Investments�
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., Engineers�
Mechanical Floor �
Meganet Management Consultants, Inc, Computer Services�
Meridian Ventures Holding, Inc., �
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Insurance Agencies�
MIS Service Co. �
MLU Investment �
Morgan Stanley, Investments� �
Mutual International Forwarding, Transportation/Utilities�
National Development & Research Institute, Research�
Natural Nydegger Transport Corp., Transportation/Utilities�
Network Plus, Telecommunication�
New Continental Enterprises, Transportation/Utilities�
New-ey International Corp., Business Services�
New York Stock Exchange, Inc. � �
NFA/GGG, Inc., �
Nichols Foundation, Inc., Government/Schools�
Nikko Securities, Banks/Financial Institutions�
The Nishi-Nippon Bank, Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
Noga Commodities Overseas, Inc., Investments�
NY Coffee Station �
N.Y. Institute of Finance Business Consultants�
NY Metro Transportation Council, Government/Schools�
N.Y. Shipping Association, Transportation/Utilities�
N.Y. Society of Security Analysts, Government/Schools�
NY State Department of Taxation & Finance, Government/Schools�
Okasan International (American) Inc., Investments�
Okato Shoji Company, Ltd., Computer Services�
Olympia Airport Express � �
Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., Investments� �
Orient International �
Overseas Union Bank, Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
Pace University, Government/Schools�
Pacific American Co., Wholesalers�
Pacrim Trading & Shipping, Inc., Transportation/Utilities�
Paging Network of New York, Telecommunication�
Patinka International (USA) Inc., Business Services�
PASS Consulting Group �
Pines Investment, Inc. �
Porcella Vicini & Co., Transportation/Utilities�
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Government/Schools�
Primarch Decision Economics, Business Consultants�
Professiol Assistance & Consulting, Business Consultants�
Prospect International, Inc. �
Pure Energy Corp., Wholesalers� �
P. Wolfe Consultants, Business Consultants�
Quint Amasis, L.L.C., Business Services�
R.H. Wrightson & Associates, Inc., Investments�
Rachel & Associates, Inc., Manufacturing�
James T. Ratner, Law Office of, Attorneys�
Reginaol Alliance Small Contractors, Construction�
Regus Business Centres, Employment Agencies�
RGL Gallagher PC, Accountants�
RLI Insurance Company, Insurance Agencies�
Rohde & Liesenfeld, Inc., Transportation/Utilities�
Law Offices of Roman V. Popik, Attorneys�
Royal Thai Embassy Office, Government/Schools�
Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Investments�
San-In Godo Bank Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
Sassoons Inc. �
SCOR U.S. Corporation, Insurance Agencies� �
The SCPIE Companies �
Seabury & Smith, Insurance Agencies�
Securant Technologies, Computer Services�
Security Traders Association, Inc., Organizations�
Serko & Simon, Attorneys�
Shizuoka Bank Ltd., Banks/Financial Institutions�
Showtime Pictures, Business Services� �
Sidley Austin, Brown & Wood, L.L.P., Attorneys�
Sinochem American Holdings, Inc., Investments�
Sinolion (USA) �
Sinopec USA, Inc., Wholesalers�
Sitailong International USA, Inc. �
SMW Trading Corp., Investments�
Strategic Communications, Inc., Telecommunication�
Strawberry, Retailers�
Streamline Capital, LLC �
Suggested Open Systems, Inc., Computer Services�
Sun Microsystems, Inc., Computer Services� �
Suntendy America, Inc., Wholesalers�
T&T Enterprises International Inc, Miscellaneous�
Tai Fook Securities, Investments�
Taipei Bank, Banks/Financial Institutions�
TD Waterhouse Group, Inc., Investments�
Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, Attorneys�
Temenos USA, Inc., Wholesalers� �
Tes USA, Inc., Investments�
Thai Farmers Bank, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Thermo Electron �
ThinkPath, Employment Agencies�
Dr. Tadasu Tokumaru, M.D., Doctors�
Tower Computer Service, Retailers�
Traders Access Center, Investments�
Trading Technologies, Inc., Software
Turner Construction Company, Construction�
Unicom Capital Advisors LLP, Investments� �
Union Bank of California International, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Unistrat Corporation of America, Business Consultants�
United Hercules Inc., Travel Agencies/Tours�
United Seamen's Service AMMLA, Social Services�
Verizon Communications, Telecommunication�
Wai Gao Qiao USA, Inc., Business Consultants�
Wall Street Planning Association �
The Washington Group �
Washington Mutual, Inc. �
Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, Government/Schools�
Weatherly Securities Corp., Investments�
Weiland International, Investments�
The Williams Capital Group �
Windows on the World, Retailers�
W.J. Export-Import, Inc., Wholesalers�
World Trade Centers Association, Organizations�
World Trade Club �
World Trade Institute �
World Travel, Travel Agencies/Tours�
Xcel Federal Credit Union, Banks/Financial Institutions�
Xerox Document Company, Manufacturing�
Yong Ren America, Inc. �
Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co., Transportation/Utilities�
Richard A. Zimmerman, Esq. Attorneys

Prayers, Hope Fill Yankee Stadium

Copyright 2001 by The Associated Press
Mon, 24 Sep 2001

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans turned to their churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and even one of the city's baseball fields in hope that religion would offer a roadmap out of horror.

Sunday's special focus was on the interfaith ``A Prayer for America'' service at New York's Yankee Stadium. The nationally televised event was held especially for the families of victims and the rescue workers who've become heroes to a weary city and nation.

The event -- part sacred and part secular, both a patriotic rally and prayer meeting -- was led by several celebrities but was essentially a community affair, unlike the inter-religious service Sept. 14 at Washington's National Cathedral.


The carefully balanced religious roster also included leaders of local Hindu and Sikh temples, black and white Protestant pastors, Armenian and Greek Orthodox archbishops, and male and female Jewish rabbis.

The master of ceremonies was television's Oprah Winfrey, who added a New Age touch, saying ``when you lose a loved one you gain an angel whose name you know.'' On Sept. 11, she said, ``6,000 angels were added to the spiritual roster.''


New York (city)

New York, the largest city in the United States...Manhattan, the most densely populated borough and the city's economic and cultural center, is often considered to be synonymous with New York City....New York is the location of the headquarters for many leading U.S. business firms, as well as the U.S. television and radio broadcasting industry, and it is the home of the United Nations. Most banks and brokerage firms and the exchanges--the New York and American stock exchanges, the commodity exchanges, and the maritime exchange--are found in the Wall Street area, a world financial center. The city is also the largest wholesale trade center in the United States; cereals, furs, produce, paper, meat, and leather are the main commodities. Retail trade in New York is centered in midtown Manhattan...In the manufacturing sector, the garment and publishing industries are the two largest and best-known industries in New York, and petrochemicals, processed foods, metal goods, electrical machinery, paper products, and leather goods are also produced...A hub of U.S. and world transportation, New York has one of the world's finest natural harbors. It is ice-free year-round and deep enough to enable large ships to reach its piers regardless of the tide. The port has 931 km (578 mi) of direct water frontage, with an additional 411 km (255 mi) in the adjacent New Jersey bays...The city operates the nation's largest public education system, with nearly 1,000 schools administered by a 7-member board of education and 32 local boards. The City University of New York comprises 19 senior and junior colleges, among them Brooklyn, Hunter, Queens, and City. Among the private universities are Columbis, Fordham, New York, Yeshiva, branches of some Long Island universities, and Barnard College. Numerous hospitals and several major medical-research centers, including Rockefeller University and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, are located in New York City...One of New York's most famous streets, Broadway begins in lower Manhattan at Battery Park and traverses the island for its entire length. Downtown, Broadway passes through the Wall Street and City Hall areas. At Broadway and 34th Street, Macy's, one of the world's largest department stores, marks the heart of the garment district. Seventh Avenue intersects Broadway immediately north of 42d Street at Times Square...Farther north on Broadway, between 62d and 66th Streets, is Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In the Columbia University area, to the east of Broadway north of 110th Street, is the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the largest Gothic-style cathedral in the world...Fifth Avenue is known for its department stores and elegant residences. It is also the site of several world-famous art museums...contains a wide variety of other museums...Lower Fifth Avenue ends in Washington Square Park, a focal point of the area known as Greenwich Village, long associated with the city's artistic community. South of Greenwich Village lies SoHo, also an artists' and writers' neighborhood. Lower Manhattan is the location of the Woolworth Building, the World Trade Center (its twin towers are the tallest buildings in the city), and Fraunces Tavern (1719). The United Nations Headquarters, on the East River at 42d Street, occupies a 7-ha (18-acre) plot. The complex includes parks, sculptures, and a riverfront promenade...sports [are] one of the major businesses in the city...Following the American Revolution, from 1785 to 1790, New York served as the capital of the United States. There Washington was inaugurated president in 1789. New York was also the capital of New York State until 1796, when the seat of government was moved to Albany.

Grolier Electronic Publishing, Inc., 1995

New York City has been called "The Promised Land"...Busy little tugs dart here and there; lazy, loaded scows pull out to sea; heavy freighters carry the corn or the meat of the Middle West across the seas or bring to port coffee and tea and luxuries for our table; queenly liners, tourist-laden, are bound for European ports or for the Orient...Landing on Manhattan, [you] will quickly be in the midst of man's greatest achievements in the fields of science and engineering; for here are some of the finest examples of modern bridge building, numerous tunnels cut through the solid rock on which the city is built, and the tallest structures in the world...The shores of Manhattan Island are lined with docks and wharves of the largest steamship lines in the world...

The Wonderland of Knowledge Encyclopedia, 1965


Lance J. Sussman, Department of History,
Binghamton University
State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

New York State is the location of both the oldest and largest Jewish community in North America. With nearly 2 million Jews, New York City alone accounts for over one-third of all Jews in the United States. At present, New York City remains the principal port of entry and site of settlement for new Jewish immigrants to the United States including Iranian, Israeli and Russian Jews. New York City is widely viewed as both the organizational and cultural "capital" of the American Jewish community with the majority of major American Jewish organizations maintaining their offices in Manhattan. Indeed, New York City has played such an outstanding role in American Jewish history that it is often difficult to separate local New York Jewish history from the larger national picture.


Rabbi to American Jews: Time to Come Home!

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of the Galilee city of Tsfat, made the following remarks on Arutz-7 two days after the catastrophic attacks in the United States:

�The perpetrators of these attacks are, amazingly, people who just love death. As the verse says, "Those who hate Me [G-d] love death." We, on the other hand, love life, we constantly pray for life, and especially during these High Holy days we say, Remember us for Life, Inscribe us in the Book of Life, etc. G-d, too, loves life. His Temple is totally dedicated to life, we are not permitted to bring corpses into it, even one who touched a dead body, or one who touched one who touched a dead body, etc., is not permitted to enter the Holy Temple. Even stones cut by tools that could be used for war are not permitted to be used for the Temple. On the other hand, many monasteries have skeletons and crypts, and the Arabs bury their dead in their holiest sites, such as Feisal Husseini recently. These people simply love to see death.

"We know that Eretz Yisrael is the place on which, as the Torah says, G-d�s eyes are directed "from the beginning of the year until the end of the year." It is simply the place of Divine Providence, and we know that this is true, as we have seen so many miracles here over the past year. The Jews in America have helped us greatly over the years, and now it is our turn to help them. We have absorbed so many new immigrants over the past years, and we can do so again with American Jewry. It is time for us to tell our brothers in America, �You have nothing to do there - come home!�

New York's attractions are almost innumerable--enough to draw over 17 million visitors per year--but they include 150 museums, 400 art galleries, 38 Broadway theaters, and scores of concert halls, clubs, and dance halls. In addition there are 780 landmark buildings, 50 landmark interiors, and 51 historic districts...The city leads the nation in the arts, fashion, advertising, banking and financial services, publishing, broadcasting, and certain of the service industries; it is the home of the UN General Assembly; and there are 87 colleges and universities...Manufactured products comprise apparel, chemicals, metal products, and printing.

The Universal Almanac, 1992

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