2008/05/10

David Papyan (1987-2008)

Памяти Давида Папяна (1987-2008)

20-летний Давид Папян погиб 16 апреля во время операции ЦАХАЛя в Газе. Его отец, известный дирижер и пианист, руководитель оркестра «Классика Ре-ховота» Ваг Папян узнал страшную весть далеко от дома во время гастролей по Казахстану. Похороны сержанта Давида Папяна прошли на военном кладбище на горе Герцля в Иерусалиме.
Давид родился в Армении 1 ноября 1987 года. Приехал в Израиль в возрасте трех лет вместе с родителями в 1990 году. Здесь пошел в школу, проучился четыре года, а затем уехал с мамой и младшей сестрой назад, в Ереван. «Мы решили, что будет лучше, если семья будет жить в Армении, а я буду работать и здесь, и там, и мы будем часто видеться, – рассказывает Ваг Папян. – Давид закончил школу в Ереване, поступил в Политехничекий институт на горный факультет, но вскоре понял, что эта специальность не для него.

И тут у него возникла идея вернуться в Израиль. И, конечно же, сразу встал вопрос об армии. И он сказал, что обязательно пойдет служить». Давид приехал в феврале 2006 года и не дожидаясь повестки из военкомата, отправился туда сам и заявил, что пойдет служить добровольцем. Ему предлагали разные варианты, но он всегда говорил, что настоящая служба может быть только в боевых частях. И его действительно призвали в «Гивати».

Ваг говорит, что даже не ожидал, что его сын окажется таким хорошим солдатом. И дело тут не в отцовской гордости, Давид действительно постоянно приносил домой грамоты солдата-отличника. Его мечтой было стать снайпером, и он с нетерпением ожидал начала снайперских курсов. Но не успел...

«Он был хороший, надежный солдат, и когда возникла серьезная боевая задача, его послали ее выполнять. В то утро солдаты «Гивати» попали в засаду, и ребята, которые были в первом ряду, погибли... Мы знали, что он находится в горячей точке, недалеко от границы, очень волновались, но конечно, даже мыслей не было о том, что это может произойти. Это ведь всегда так -кажется, что самое страшное с тобой не случится...»
«Давид был замечательным сыном, у нас с ним были исключительно доверительные отношения. Он был упрямым парнем, имел по многим вопросам собственное мнение, но в целом – эмоции от общения с ним были только положительными. Он был очень музыкальным, играл на гитаре и на фортепиано, хотя никогда серьезно музыке не учился. Был очень общительным с обширным кругом знакомых. А сколько друзей у него появилось в армии!»

«Я никогда не считал, что нужно идти в боевые части только из соображений романтики. Мы много говорили с ним об этом, я знакомил его с бывшими солдатами, пытался убедить. После двух-трех таких встреч он сказал мне: «Папа, не трать время. Это бесполезно». И потом, когда он уже начал служить, он сносил все нагрузки с мужеством и терпением, даже дома занимался, когда приходил в увольнительную. И он очень повзрослел – пошел служить мальчиком и сразу стал мужчиной. Я еще радовался, думал, вот что армия делает...» «Ребята, которые служили с Давидом, нас навещают и очень поддерживают. Я думаю о дочке, ей всего 16 лет, и у нее уже такой камень на сердце на всю жизнь. Нам всем очень тяжело сегодня -если бы знать, что когда-нибудь суждено встретиться, было бы легче...»

Оригинальный текст: Наш Реховот. №74 (Май 2008) стр.5 [Номер в Архиве][Эл.текст]

2008/04/19

Martin S. Kimmel, 92, Co-Founder of Retail Real Estate Firm and Rehovot's Weizmann Institute Friend, Dies

By Dennis Hevesi

Martin S. Kimmel, a real estate developer who tracked power company trucks throughout South Florida in the early 1960s to find sites for what eventually became the nation’s largest builder of strip malls, died Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 92.

The cause was congestive heart failure, his stepdaughter, Betsy Karel, said.

With a handshake, Mr. Kimmel and his friend Milton Cooper started the Kimco Realty Corporation in 1960. Until the corporation went public 30 years later, the partners never saw a need to formalize their business relationship, Mr. Cooper said Wednesday.

Starting with a “mundane pedestrian strip” on Coral Way in Miami with a Zayre discount store and two other stores, Mr. Cooper said, the company has built a portfolio that now includes about 1,900 properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Brazil — approximately 1,100 of them strip shopping centers. The value of the common stock of Kimco, based in New Hyde Park, N.Y., was $286 million in 1991; today it is about $10.2 billion.

With that first shopping strip under construction, “Cooper and Kimmel quickly learned the tricks of the local real estate game,” a 1998 article in Institutional Investor magazine said. “Kimmel would follow utility trucks to find out where new power lines were being laid,” an early sign of new residential development.

“That’s how we knew where the traffic was going,” Mr. Kimmel recalled in the article.

Though lacking the luster of skyscrapers or enclosed malls, the strips are cheaper and easier to build and rapidly generate profits. Of Kimco’s 1,200 shopping centers, 135 are now in Florida and about 100 in New York State.

“Kimco has become the king of U.S. strip shopping centers,” Institutional Investor said.

Born in the Bronx on April 9, 1916, Mr. Kimmel was one of four sons of Henry and Emma Kimmel. His father managed a lighting fixture store. After briefly attending Syracuse University, Mr. Kimmel served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

After the war, while working with his father at the lighting store, he became acquainted with home builders and began questioning them about the intricacies of construction. Eventually, that led to the start of a company that built garden apartments and town houses on Long Island. With profits from those developments, Mr. Kimmel and Mr. Cooper started Kimco, aware that South Florida was being transformed from vacation destination to retirement haven.

In addition to his stepdaughter, Betsy Karel of Washington, Mr. Kimmel is survived by his wife, the former Helen Lyttle; another stepdaughter, Abby Leigh of Manhattan; a stepson, Alexei Hay of Manhattan; a son from an earlier marriage that ended in divorce, Adam; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Kimmel retired from Kimco in 1991 and concentrated on philanthropy. Debra LaMorte, the senior vice president for development at New York University, said Mr. Kimmel and his wife made important gifts to the university, among them financing the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology; creating a professorship of molecular immunology; and contributing to the construction of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life. This 210,000-square-foot granite-and-glass student center at Washington Square houses the 1,022-seat Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Kimmel and his wife also made major contributions to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. They financed the acquisition of 50 acres by the institute, increasing its land by 20 percent, and established a major award program for research scientists there.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction of April 18, 2008

An obituary on Thursday about Martin S. Kimmel, a developer of strip malls, misstated the relationship of one of his survivors. Abby Leigh is his stepdaughter, not his daughter.

Source: Dennis Hevesi. Martin S. Kimmel, 92, Co-Founder of Retail Real Estate Firm, Dies (17 April 2008) Correction Appended. New York Times [FullText]

2008/04/02

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Poems

In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

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Be Still

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Be still like desert shrub.

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Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation

2008/03/23

Rabbi Yitzchok (Irvin) Chinn

With great sorrow we announce the passing of

Rabbi Yitzchok (Irvin) Chinn zt"l

Rabbi of Cong. Gemilath Chessed,

McKeesport – WhiteOak, PA

The funeral will take place tonight Sunday March 23rd at 20.45,

Beit Halevyot Sanhedria

Sanhedria, Jerusalem

Families Chinn, Kaplan, Silver & Landesman