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Narrow Escape On NYC Train Platform

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Fourteen-year-old Avi Katz was almost struck by a train January 29 when the edge of the Kings Highway station platform collapsed beneath him.

“I tried a couple of times to get up. I saw the train coming at me and all I could think was, ‘Get up, get up’ – this isn’t how I want to die,” Katz said at a news conference Sunday, flanked by his mother, Rena, and Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

Katz had been heading home from yeshiva, waiting for the Q train, when he fell. As night had already descended and the light nearest him was burnt out, no one could see him. He managed to climb back onto the platform with only seconds to spare.

“Does someone have to die before something happens?” Rena Katz asked. “There is no excuse that this station is in such disrepair. My son could be dead.”

Said Hikind: “New Yorkers know that if the administrative offices of the MTA had rotted floorboards, they would be replaced immediately. One and a half billion riders deserve the same guarantees for their safety and security.”

In the meantime, Katz hasn’t gotten over his fear. “Every time I see a train pass by I think of me on the tracks,” he said.

Title: Strange Names

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Title: Strange Names
Author: Shari Dash Greenspan
Publisher: Urim Publications, Jerusalem, Israel

 

This is everything a children’s book should be: exciting, colorful, and easy to read. Little hands will be able to turn the sturdy pages and young minds will appreciate the running joke in the story.

Set in a kindergarten classroom, this Hebrew-language story is all about the humorous
inconsistencies of the children’s names. From Israel, who was born in the Diaspora, to Adina who is anything but gentle, author Shari Dash Greenspan uses age-appropriate humor and a charming text to tell her tale. Avi Katz’s illustrations are clear, clever and tell a story all on their own. The hardcover book is bound to be a favorite for families, schools and libraries.

Urim Publications (Jerusalem, Israel) has provided an easily understood Hebrew text that’s sure to win over even non-Hebrew-speaking families who share this book with their little ones. Neighborhood toddlers read the story three times in a row the first time they held the book. In the world of kiddie literature, there is no greater praise.

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Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/title-strange-names/2003/12/24/

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