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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 22, 2008 PAGE 9A courtesy of Teitelbaum Artists Group lsmeli-bonm ectress Mqa Rubin can be heard saying "kein anu yecholim --Hebrew for "Yes We Can" in a Barack Obama Youl~tbo video. By Jacob Berkman Allegiance startedcirculating Rubin, 28, starred in the in the Jewish community. Showtime movie "Milk and NEWYORK(JTA)mInwhat WasRubin'sHebrewcameo Honey" has had guest spots is likely to be remembered as part of the campaign's effort on"CSI: NY" and appeared in the firstYoUTube presidential to shoreup Obama's standing several commercials. campaign, perhaps the most among Jewish voters? She convinced, talked about video has been No, director Jesse Dylan who has cited Anne Frank singer's celebrity- told JTA, insisting that he as one of his inspirations for dotted homage to the "Yes hadn't even known about the the video, and Dylan to use We Can" mantra of Barack smear campaign when he put her on the video based on Obama. up $10,000 to cover the costs her work on an unreleased The video features split- of the two-dayshoot. Jewish rap album called screen images of several "We just thought it would "Chutzpah" she cut with prominent celebrities, past sound nice to have Hebrew," some friends. andpresent, singing along- said Dylan, whose father, Speakingofherdesiretobe side clips of Obama's victory the Hall of Fame singerin the pro-Obama video, she speech in South Carolina. Bob Dylan, became a legend said, "I believe what he says For those listening closely with his politically themed and think he is an inspiring and with an ear for Hebrew, music, politician. He's probably one iffs one of the known,! i, : Therewas no intention on Of the most inspiring pofiti- albeit just as eye-catching, anybody's part," he added. "I cians that I have seen in my performers who stands out: am a Jew myself and was un- lifetime." Israeli-born actress Maya awareofthee-mails, andthat Though Rubin, who re- Rubin. was never a thought." turns to Israel about once Twice in the video, Rubin Rubin, whose Hebrew line is a year, studied political sci- canbeheardsaying"keinanu nowbeingusedonpro-Obamaence at Tel Aviv University yecholim'--Hebrew for "Yes campaignsigns, saidthevideo in Ramat Aviv, she says her We Can." has played well with Jewish knowledge of the other can- The video was released as people she knows, didates in the presidential the Obama campaign was "People love it," she says of election is a little thin and laboring to rebut assertions her appearances in the video, that she is not fully steeped that he is unfriendly to Is- "It was very subtle, which I in Obama's policies. rael and an e-mail campaign think is even more cool." Butshetrustshimonlsrael falselypaintinghimasadoset The fledgling actress was based on what she has read Muslimwhoattendedaradical born in Jerusalem, served in from information sheets she Muslim school, took his oath the Israeli army and moved to was given by Obama-ites. of office on the Koran and the United States in 1998 to "Itsoundslikeheisaware," refuses to say the Pledge of pursue her career, she said. Snow in Jerusalem Brian Hendler FOR DEATH AND TAXES, SEE AN ORDINARY ESTATE PLANNER. FOR LIFEAND LMNG, SEE US. r Traditional estate planning is an unpleasant responsibility. Then the re s; : Wealth Enjoyment System,a modernized approach to estate planning that can give you confidence about your family's future--while letting you enjoy your life and wealth today. By focusing on your personal and financial goals, the expert financial planners on your Wealth Enjoyment System team make planning a positive experience for you and your familY. It's simple. And rewarding. Contact your attorney to learn how the Wealth Enjoyment System can benefit you and your family or call 407-660-0330. Udell Associates Your Estate Planning D'esigners . Enlo ment Estate Planning for Life Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Representatives of NIP Securities; Inc. a Broker/Dealer, Member RNRMSIPC and Federally Registered investment Advisor. Udell Associates is an affiliate of NIP Securities, Inc. and a subsidiary of National Financial Partners Corp the parent company of NIP Securities, Inc. FLORIDA EWISH NEWS Open Your Door to an Exceptional Market Place Your Ad in the House and Home Issue of the HERITAGE Florida Jewish News Publication Deadline: February 22, 2008 Call Today and Reserve Your Space Children play in the snow in the religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jeru- salem on Jan. 31.