Rosh Hashanah

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:09 am

Sundown tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish new year with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. To celebrate, below is a small collection of photos, courtesy of the Library of Congress, illustrating how Jews of the early 1900s celebrated the holiest of days while living in the ghetto of the Lower East Side. You’ll notice […]

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Judge Grants Notorious Landlord Steve Croman Reprieve for High Holidays, Postpones Sentencing

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Convicted landlord Steve Croman will spend the Jewish High Holidays in the comfort of his own home instead of prison. At his hearing yesterday, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser elected to postpone the sentencing another two weeks for the observance. Prosecutors on behalf of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opposed the motion, but […]

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Rosh Hashanah Through the Years on the Lower East Side, Including 7th Precinct CO Hellman [PHOTOS]

Posted September 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today is the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Let’s take a deep dive into some archival photographs showing the traditional observance of the high holiday on the Lower East Side. But first, the above is 7th Precinct Commanding Officer Steven Hellman partaking in Tashlich on the East River, the practice in which sins are symbolically absolved […]

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Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted September 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown, so to those who celebrate, here’s to a happy and sweet new year! Eat plenty of apples and honey. And brisket. To help celebrate, we’ve collected a bunch of historic photos that capture Jewish Lower East Siders observing the holiday. You’ll notice that most of the shots unearthed show prayer […]

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Casting Off Sins Beneath the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified September 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

One custom during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah is to cast pieces of bread (or other food) into a moving body of water on the first day, symbolizing the discarding of the previous year’s sins.

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Happy New Year!

Posted September 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Boogie staff wishes all readers of the Jewish faith a happy new year on this Rosh Hashanah!

Happy New Year!

Posted September 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, we wish all of our Jewish readers a happy and sweet new year.  Eat plenty of apples and honey! [Photo Credit: Ill Folks]

Happy New Year!

Posted September 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

Wishing all our Jewish readers a happy and healthy new year!  Here is some Larry David to help celebrate.