Two Orthodox Boys Schmooze in New York City

Category: People


Photo and caption by Staton Rabin

These boys, members of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic sect of the Jewish religion, schmooze on Park Avenue. Lubavitch students and their relatives sometimes travel around the City in the "Mitzvah Tank", stopping to ask people on the street if they are Jewish and, if they answer in the affirmative, provide them with educational information on the religion and performing mitvot (good deeds or, literally, commandments), and may also hand out candles and prayers to Jewish women for use on the Sabbath. Mitzvah tanks, found all over the globe, sometimes have loudspeakers that play Klezmer music.

Location: New York, NY


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