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For 18 days last year, Jews around the world hoped, prayed, and took on resolutions in the merit of three kidnapped Israeli yeshivah boys. On the 3rd of Tammuz, they learned their worst fears had come to pass.
He goes by the nom de guerre Ahmed Amin, a moniker he uses to protect his identity and family members who still cling to life in war-wracked Syria. Like all Syrians, Amin was brought up with a visceral hatred of Jews and Israel, a hatred he held dear until his life intersected with the Israeli humanitarians who were risking their lives to save his.
Marc Garfinkel can make coins jump, guess the birthday of your daughter (whom he has never met), and filch the watch off your wrist. It’s all part of the repertoire of a magician and mentalist from Brooklyn whose hand is quicker than your eye.