October 16, 2022 Williamsburg on the eve of Sukkos; a lively market and more
In this video, I continue to show you how rapidly the street scenes in Williamsburg change for the high holidays. After the somber scenes of Yom Kippur, and a long day of fasting and prayer, comes the holiday Sukkos. There are only a few days between Yom Kippur and Sukkos, and there’s a lot to do! Almost everyone builds a sukkah – the hut for the holiday – and everyone goes out to buy the esrog and lulav set. The streets get so crammed with the many vendors selling various things for the holiday, that it’s hard to walk down Lee Avenue. During my tour on the eve of Sukkos, we had a very intense exchange with a woman who was unhappy about our visit during this time. I will share more about that in a future video, but for now, watch and enjoy my visit to Hasidic Williamsburg.
And while we’re on it, here’s an old cartoon of mine. Wishing you all a happy holiday!
Street posters: a study session on genetic ethics (and esrogs)