Tag Archives: New York

(Coronavirus) Shofarot on Broadway (Sunday at 4:00)

from Sarah Kayla Jacobs here. אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּֽנוּ לִשְׁמֹֽעַ קוֹל שׁוֹפָר on September 14, 2020 Covid-19 has upended the world. Most things that until March we took for granted are worse. I don’t have to go into a litany of … Continue reading

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NYC Moon

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(Upside Down) Morningside Park (Coronavirus)

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(Hudson River) Trees

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New York City Civil War Memorials

New York City Civil War Memorials are on the right side of history. And then, of course, the street names, especially in Brooklyn.

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(Hey Joggers) A Little Social Etiquette, Please

Just now, I was out walking the dog, startled. “Sorry,” said the youngish woman running past me from behind, way too close, not wearing a mask, and just a little too quick for me to say, “FUCK! REALLY?”

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(Andrew Cuomo) Liberal Political Theology (Coronavirus)

Like the one today (April 13), I’ve been watching a lot of these daily press conferences with Gov. Cuomo of New York in response to the Cornonavirus pandemic. Personally, I find them unvarnished and reassuring. Listening for religion and religion … Continue reading

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(New York) What I See Walking About (Coronavirus)

I am not a doctor or nurse or hospital orderly, not a cop or a firefighter or public transit worker, not stocking shelves and manning checkout counters at grocery stores and pharmacies, delivering mail or parcels. I am not homeless. … Continue reading

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(Coronavirus Tent) Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (Now Mount Sinai Morningside)

(W. 113th between Morningside Drive and Amsterdam Ave.)  

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Empty City Empty Shabbat (Coronavirus)

It’s almost sundown and New York City is shutting down, schools, museums, concert halls, Broadway, synagogues and churches, as if for the Sabbath. The entire civic ritual system in its public aspect is grinding down to a halt, moving deeper … Continue reading

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