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From the Carpathians to Englewood and more

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    201584NORTH JERSEY


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    Irene and Manny Buchmans terrible journeys

    From the Carpathians to Englewood

    APRIL 10, 2015VOL. LXXXIV NO. 29 $1.00

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    Shimon Peres, enthroned No one in Israel has sat in more lofty perches than has Shimon Peres. Presi-dent, prime minister, defense minister he has a lot to show for his 66-year career in public service.Which is why,

    when he sat down in the Iron Throne of Westeros last week, we couldnt help but wonder what he was thinking.The Iron Throne is

    the central symbol in the HBO fantasy series The Game of Thrones, which portrays dynastic scheming loosely based on the Wars of the Roses. The popular series returns for its fifth season this week. Last week, an exhibit based on the show paid a Passover visit to Israel. And before it opened for the public, the British ambassador and the president of the Israeli video channel that imports The Game of Thrones escorted Mr. Peres for a special tour.We dont know whether Mr. Peres is a

    fan of the television show. Was he sim-ply bemused to sit in a throne made of swords? Its certainly more fancy than the chairs from which he led cabinet

    meetings. Or was he wondering how his career would have played out had he been a politician in the mythical world of Westeros, rather than in real Israel?You can read the statement he left

    on his Facebook page and judge for yourself:The Passover holiday exemplifies

    that we knew how to release ourselves from the tyranny of foreign thrones and liberate ourselves from slavery to freedom, Mr. Peres wrote. Although in Game of Thrones there are many sword fights and beheadings, in the real world it is the duty of leaders to seek any way towards peace. LARRY YUDELSON

    NOSHES ...................................................4OPINION ................................................ 18COVER STORY .................................... 24TORAH COMMENTARY ................... 33CROSSWORD PUZZLE ....................34ARTS & CULTURE .............................. 35CALENDAR .......................................... 36GALLERY .............................................. 39OBITUARIES .........................................41CLASSIFIEDS ......................................42REAL ESTATE ......................................45


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    Jews for Rand? Or Jewish? Ah, for the good old days when candidates looking for the Jewish vote could simply eat a bagel and didnt have to figure out how Jews would prefer to describe themselves.On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul

    (R-Ky.) launched his 2016 presidential campaign, and promptly stepped into a Jewish social media minefield. The candidates website asked supporters to adopt one of two dozen widgets, such as African-American for Rand, Iowan for Rand, and Christian for Rand.But one sounded clunky to a lot of

    ears: Jew for Rand.Some observers on Twitter quickly

    suggested Jewish-American for Rand.The campaign, however, settled on

    brevity rather than hyphenation, and soon issued a revised icon: Jewish for Rand.Meanwhile, another page of interest

    to Jews on received a first-day revision: Rand Paul stands with Israel, it was decided on second thought, was better illustrated with an Israeli flag than with Jerusalems Dome of the Rock. - LY

    The Chad Gadya Price Index How much is that kid in the song?Sure, it starts with a goat your fa-

    ther bought for two zuzim however much that is. But what about the cat, and the dog, and?Not long before Pesach, Naomi Ad-

    land started to muse about the cost of Chad Gadya.For 31 years, as she noted in her

    blog A Wandering Gnome, PNC Bank has been calculating what it calls the Christmas Price Index the cost of all the gifts in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, from a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming.Now she offers the Chad Gadya

    Price Index as a Jewish answer, at two zuzim themselves comes

    to $3.86 worth of silver. Good luck getting a kid for that: According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, the average price for a dairy goat in New York is $185.Then came a cat that ate the kid

    What kind of a cat is big enough to eat a goat? Ms. Adland wondered. The answer would be a bobcat or mountain lion. You can buy one for $1,750. Warning: You cannot own one

    in New Jersey.The dog doesnt have to kill the

    bobcat; it just has to bite it. You can adopt a dog for $258.A fire to burn the stick that beats

    the dog: Sounds like a lightning strike to me, writes Ms. Adland. One average lightnings strike worth of property damage comes to $18,036.95.Quenching a typical fire, according

    to the Fire Pro