Chol Hamoed scenes of rides and concerts

Chol Hamoed scenes of rides and concerts

Join me for another lively and colorful visit to Hasidic Brooklyn, this time in the middle of Sukkos. The Chol Hamoed days that fall in the middle of the holiday are one of those rare times when Hasidic families are able to travel and go on trips together because it is so rare for the boys to have enough time off from school to allow for a family trip. Hence, you’ll see how lively the holiday carnival gets. We also went to a Simchas Bais Hasheova at night in Boro Park. My son Seth also makes an entirely unplanned appearance. He was on his way home from school when he came by to get something, and he spontaneously (and willingly, I should add!) got pulled into the video for a bit. I think it’s been years since either he or I saw the Chol Hamoed carnival so that made it interesting for us.

I hope you enjoy this video. Make sure to check back for the next video, which will actually be a visit to a Hasidic family’s sukkah! I’m very excited to share that next in this series.


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  • Richard Vestnys
    Posted at 08:40h, 14 November Reply

    You keep resisting Zion. Jane could introduce you to SO much more that might even help you in what you are doing. Quit being so stiff necked..

  • Richard Vestnys
    Posted at 08:45h, 14 November Reply

    You are not going to miss something. You are going to add something. Why would you not want to add something from the land of the Bible? Some little borough in NY?

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