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You Should Live To Be 120

A Week in the Life of P.R.--Isreal's 50 Years of Independence


* “We shouldn’t take Israel for granted. This really is a momentous occasion to say, ‘Here we are 50 years later!’”

-- Dr. Adena Berkowitz, consultant to Hadassah

* “I had four radio interviews, one TV interview, I was in Bryant Park with Mayor Giuliani. . . . That’s enough for one day.”

-- Shmuel Sisso, Israeli ambassador

* “All 1,100 residents were treated to Israeli food. . . . We sent a bus into the Riverdale parade which residents and youngsters decorated in balloons and Jewish stars.”

-- Daniel Reingold, Hebrew Home for the Aged

* “We haven’t done anything special, but maybe we’ll put Israeli salad
on sale.”

-- Paul Whitman, Fischer Brothers & Leslie, kosher food shop

* “We have enough work to do here to worry about Israel’s independence. We’re very busy here.

-- waiter,Ratner’s Dairy Restaurant


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