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This week, Thanksgiving merges with Hanukah for the first time in 125 years. It may be another 77000 years before it happens again. The first candle on the menorah will be lit Wednesday night, 11/27, after dark. Menorahs of all shapes and sizes will be displayed in the windows of Jewish homes, as it is the best place to show a menorah. Thursday, 11/28, is thanksgiving and the second night of Hanukah. A 9-year-old in Brooklyn coined the phrase Menurkey and raised tons of money from it.
Thanksgivukuh is being heavily marketed with T-shirts, special menorahs, and all kinds of memorabilia. Attend a candle lighting every night with the largest Menorah in the World at Grand Army Plaza. Celebrate Thanksgivukuh this Thursday and send us your photos and memories.
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By Sarina Roffé
In the next week, we will begin to see menorahs of all shapes and sizes populate the windows of homes in Brooklyn. Then there are the public candle lighting ceremonies everywhere from Grand Army Plaza to Coney Island. But this year is special. It’s Thanksgivukuh!
Seriously, if you haven’t heard the term Thanksgivukuh by now, you must have been on Mars! I mean really? Even the NY Times had a front page piece on it. And it ...
Throughout Brooklyn, the sound of the shofar (ram’s horn) was blown during the two days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year welcoming in the year 5774. The holiday was the beginning of a month of holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot) and a transformation of the borough, which has more Jewish people than anywhere else in the country.
The holidays came early this year, so early that many Jews remained in their summer homes fo ...
BY DAVID HINCKLEY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013, 4:39 PM
Larry David spoke at the ‘Clear History’ panel discussion during the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Now we know exactly where Larry David’s humor comes from. Not just the borough or the neighborhood or the street, but the exact apartment.
David was on a panel for TV writers here to discus ...
By COREY KILGANNON Published: April 26, 2013 NYTimes
Eli Miller, 79, New York City’s senior seltzer man, hoisted crate after crate of seltzer — weighing 70 pounds apiece — into his van and then draped himself over them.
“I’m running on fumes — the reason I work is, I just can’t stay home,” said Mr. Miller, who has been delivering seltzer in Brooklyn for more than a half-century.
He can afford to retire, but that would mean his customers ...
by Elke Reva Sudin - http://www.algemeiner.com – July 12, 2013
There are two ways people typically explore Hasidic subjects through art. It is either a sensitive portrayal of a tradition they are a part of, or an outsider’s perspective on a strange and unique culture. Brooklyn based artist Michael Levin has done both, and quite successfully at that.
In his new series “Jews of Today” opening July 20th at the 109 Gallery in South Wi ...
Joey Weisenberg’s music workshops—blending a democratic approach with a range of traditions—aim to boost engagement
By Leonard Felson published in Tablet Magazine – june 4,2013
On a recent Saturday evening, as Shabbat began to fade, two dozen men and women, most in their 20s and early 30s, were slowly belting out a long niggun, a wordless melody, sitting in a close circle in the chapel of a Brooklyn synagogue. When their eyes we ...
By JOHN LELAND , New York Times Published: March 9, 2013
At age 6, he was a budding yeshiva student, in white shirt and black hat, with little contact outside the Orthodox Jewish world. At 16, he discovered some things he liked better, punk rock and drugs: marijuana, LSD, eventually crack and heroin. At 26, on the Thursday before the holiday of Purim last month, he was back among the faithful, sort of: side curls flailing, knees jackkn ...
A native New Yorker, Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman, has become the first woman to assume the presidency of the New York Board of Rabbis in the year 2012. Rabbi Goodman has long been a leader in the community, outspokenly fighting to protect women’s reproductive rights and health care, and advocating for marriage equality in New York State. For her advocacy in social justice, the New York Board of Rabbis awarded her the Rabbi Israel and Libb ...
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