Newspaper Archive of
Heritage Florida Jewish News
Fern Park , Florida
August 8, 2014     Heritage Florida Jewish News
PAGE 14     (14 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 14     (14 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
August 8, 2014

Newspaper Archive of Heritage Florida Jewish News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

PAGE 14A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 8, 2014 .q By Robert Gluck JNS .org Why has education been so important to the Jewish people? Author Maristella Botticini says a unique religious norm enacted within Judaism two millennia ago made male literacy universal among Jews many centuries earlier than it was universal for the rest of the world's population. "Wherever and whenever Jews lived among a popula- tion of mostly unschooled people, they had a compara- tive advantage," Botticini tells "They could read ('~_ ~- ~ " -~ _ Custom Print MatUring Inv~atiom & Digital & OfFset Printing Brochures & Booklets Direct Mail Services Forms&Letterheads 407-767-7110 205 North Street. Lon~vood, FL 32750 _ .~)~ ~w.elegant4~rintin~net l~-fdon This Ad and Receiw 18% Discount and write contracts, business letters, and account books using a common [Hebrew] alphabet while learning the local languages of the differ- ent places they dwelled. These skills became valuable in the urban and commercially ori- ented economy that developed under Muslim rule inthe area from the Iberian Peninsula to the Middle East." Emphasizing literacy over time set Jews up for economic success, say Botticini and Zvi Eckstein, authors of the 2012 book "The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History." An economic historian, Botticini earned a B.A. in Economics from Universit Bocconi in Milan and a Ph.D. in Economics from North- Continued from page 48B terest has been allocated 105,000 Points (as defined in the Declaration) for use by the Grantee in Odd year(s). COUNT XlV: TIMOTHY MARTIN and MARIE DEPOE A 77,000/255,927,000 un- divided tenant-in-common fee simple interest in Units 820-828, 830, 832, 920- 933 ("Property") of FAIR- FIELD DAYTONA BEACH AT OCEAN WALK II, A CONDOMINIUM, together supplements thereto, if before the appearance is less any. than 7 days; if you are heering AND you are required to serve a or voice impaired, call 711. copy of your written defenses, August 1, 8, 2014 if any to the complaint, upon L 113118 Tara C. Early, Esq., Stanton & Gesdick, RA., 390 North Orange Avenue, Suite #260, Odando, RAINBOW TITLE & MEN, INC. Rodda 32801, attorneys for the 3389 Sheridan Sb'eet, PMB Plaintiff, within 45 days from 221 the first date of publication, Hollywood, FL33021 September 4, 2014, and file 954-920-6020 the original with the Clerk of NOTICE OF SALE the above-styled Court either Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will before service on Plaintiff's sell at Public Sale at Auction the with all appurtenances attorney or immediately following vehicles to satisfy lien thereto, ("Condominium"). "thereafter, otherwise a default pursuant to Chapter 713.585 The property described above is a(n) Annual ownership interest as de- scribed in the Declaration and such ownership in- terest has been allocated 154,000 Points (as defined in the Declaration) for use by the Grantee in Each year(s). COUNT XV: FRANK GEELAN A 84,000/188,713,000 un- will be entered against you of the Florida Statutes on for the relief demanded in the September 4, 2014 at 10 A.M. Complaint. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR DATED on this 21st day of WHERE EACH VEHICLE/ July, 2014. VESSEL IS LOCATED* DIANE M. MATOUSEK 2007 DODGE CHARGER, VIN# As Clerk of the Court 2B3KA43R87H641816 BY: S. Yearby Located at: MEINEKE CAR Deputy Clerk CARE CENTER LLC Tara C. Early, Esq. 1301 S. WOODLAND BLVD., Stanton & Gesdick, RA. DELAND, FL 32720 390 N Orange Ave, Suite #260 Lien Amount: $6,311.84 a) Notice to the owner or lianor divided tenant-in-common Odando, Flodda 32801 fee simple interest in Units (407) 423-5203 that he has a dght to a headng 620 througb 628;; tara@ prior to the schedulec'l date of througb 728 ("Property") sale by filing with the Clerk of of FAIRFIELD DAYTONAPursuant to the Fair Debt the Court. BEACH AT OCEAN WALK Collection Practices Act, b) Owner has the right to II, A CONDOMINIUM, it is required that we state recover possession of vehicle together with all appurte- the following to you: THIS by posting bond in accordance nances thereto, ("Condo- DOCUMENT IS AN ATFEMPTwith Florida Statutes Section minium"). TO COLLECT A DEBT AND 559.917 The property descdbed above is a(n) Biennial ownership interest as de- scribed in the Declaration and such ownership in- terest has been allocated 168,000 Points (as defined in the Declaration) for use by-the Grantee in Even year(s). All as further defined in the Declaration of Condomin- ium for Fairfield Daytona Beach at Ocean Walk II ("Declaration") as recorded in Official Records Book 5279, Page 541, et. seq., Public Records of Volusia County, Florida and all amendments thereof and ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Admirfistration, 125 E. Orange Ave., Ste. 300, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, (386) 257- 6096, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lianor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow "r'rtle & Lien, Inc., 954-920-6020. *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 August 8, 2014 L 113652 western University. After working at Boston University, she returned to Italy and works at her alma mater. An economist, Eckstein received his B.A. from Tel Aviv Univer- sity and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He spent five years as the Bank of Israel's deputy governor, and is now dean of the School of Economics at the Interdis- ciplinary Center in Herzylia. In their book, which they describe as a reinterpreta- tion of Jewish social and economic history from the years 70 to 1492 A.D., Bot- ticini and Eckstein say that Jews over those years became "the chosen few"--a demo- graphically small popula- tion of individuals living in hundreds of locations across the globe and specializing in the most skilled and urban occupations. These occupa- tions benefit from literacy and education. "Our book begins with the profound and well-doc- umented transformation of the Jewish religion after the destruction of the Second' Temple in 70 lAD] at the end of the first Jewish-Roman war,' Eckstein tells JNS.0rg. "Juda- ism permanently lost one of its two pillars--the Temple in Jerusalem--and consequently the religious leadership shifted from the high priests, who were in charge of the Temple service, to the rabbis and schol- ars, who had always considered the study of the Torah, the other pillar of Judaism, the paramount duty of any Jewish individual." The Jews' new religious leadership set their people on a path to become ',a literate religion, which required every Jewish man to read and study the Torah and every father to send his sons to a primary or synagogue school to learn to do the same," says Eckstein. From an economic point of view, the authors write, itwas costly for Jewish farmers liv- ing in a subsistence agrarian society to invest a significant amount of their income on the rabbis' imposed literacy requirement. A predomi- nantly agrarian economy had little use for educated people. Consequently, a proportion of Jewish farmers opted not to invest in their sons' reli- gious education and instead converted to other religions, such as Christianity, which did not impose this norm on its followers. "During this Talmudic period (3rd-6th centuries), just as the Jewish population became increasingly literate, it kept shrinking through conversions, as well as war- related deaths and general population decline," Botticini tells "This threat- ened the existence of the large Jewish community in Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) and in other places where sizable Jewish communities had existed in antiquity, such as NorthAfrica, Syria, Lebanon, Asia Minor, the Balkans, and Western Europe. By the 7th century, the demographic and intellectual center of Jewish life had moved from Eretz Israel to Mesopotamia, where roughly 75 percent of world Jewry now lived." Like almost everywhere else in the world, Mesopota- mia had an agriculture-based economy, but that changed with the rise of Islam dur- ing the 7th century and the consequent Muslim con- quests under the caliphs in the following two centuries. Their establishment of a vast empire stretching from the Iberian Peninsula to India led to a vast urbanization and the growth of manufacture and trade in the Middle East; the introduction of new tech- nologies; the development of new industries that produced a wide array of goods; the expansion of local trade and long-distance commerce; and the growth of new cities. "These developments in Mesopotamia increased the de- mand for literate and educated people--the very skills Jews had acquired as a spillover ef- fect of their religious heritage of study," Eckstein says. Between 750 and 900, almost all Jews in Mesopo- tamia and Persia--nearly 75 percent of world Jewry--left agriculture and moved to the cities and towns of the newly established Abbasid Empire to engage in skilled occupa- tions. Many also migrated to Yemen, Syria, Egypt, and the Maghreb; to, from, and within the Byzantine Empire; and later to Christian Europe in search of business oppor- tunities. "Once the Jews were en- gaged in these skilled and ur- ban occupations, they rarely converted to other religions, and hence, the Jewish popula- tion remained stable or grew between the 8th and the 13th centuries," Botticini says. The book does not white- wash the persecution that took place during the 15 centuries of Jewish history it examines, Eckstein says. "When [persecution of Jews] happened, we record [it] in our book," he says. "[But] what we say is something different. There were times and locations in which legal or economic restrictions on Jews did not exist. Not because we say so, but because it is amply documented by many historians. Jews could own land and be farmers in the Umayyad and Abbasid Mus- lim empire. The same is true in early medieval Europe. If these restrictions did not ex- ist in the locations and time period we cover, they cannot explain why the Jews left ag- riculture and entered trade, finance, medicine. There must have been some other factor that led the Jews to become the people they are today. In 'The Chosen Few' we propose an alternative hypothesis and we then verify whether this hypothesis is consistent with the historical evidence." Botticini says the key mes- sage of the book "is that even in very poor communities or countries, individuals and families should invest in education and human capital even when it is costly and it seems to bring no economic returns in the short=run." "Education and human capital endow those individu- als and those communities that invest in them with skills and a comparative advantage that pays off and can bring economic well-being and intellectual achievements in many dimensions," she says. "A motto in which we strongly believe [is] go to the local public library and borrow a book and read it," adds Botticini. "Even when you end up disagreeing with or not liking a book, it is never a waste of time reading a book. Reading and studying are precious gifts. This is the bottom line message of 'The Chosen Few.'" JCCs From page 1A our community has paid off, and that the ultimate goal of a second Jewish Community Center, that can service and be supported by the community, or national origin. Thanks to the generous support received from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, local busi- nesses and individual donors, the JCC has been a vibrant part of the community for more than 40 years and will be here forfamilies in genera- tions to come. has cometofruition. 4 6 8 1 2 9 7 5 3 This is a true success story and great accomplishment for our community. Welookfor- 9 3 2 8 5 7 4 1 6 ward to the continued growth and successoftheRosenJCC 5 1 7 4 6 3 8 2 9 and look forward to it serving as a hub for a growing Jewish com- muni inSouthwe,tO.ando" 1 4 9 3 8 2 6 7 5 Serving Central Florida since 1973, the JCC of Greater Orlando continues to offer exceptional programs and activities to all members of the family. From infants, school- aged children, and teens, on 8 to adults and seniors alike, the JCC works to improve the quality of life in the com- O munity it serves. Everyone is welcome at the 3 JCC regardless of race, religion 753641982 8697534-1 75236194 21794538 94518267