Thursday, November 03, 2011

#OWS kiddush or chillul hashem?

I suppose I've been living under a rock, but I've just discovered that some of the Jews who are participating in the #OWS protests celebrated our Fall holidays in public:

A protester lifting a Torah as part of a Simchat Torah celebration across from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan.

Money quote: 

but the protests have also, on occasion, had a distinctly Jewish flavor: The encampment has coincided with the busy Jewish holiday season and has witnessed, in its midst or on its edges, a crowded Kol Nidre service on Yom Kippur, festive dancing with a scroll on Simhat Torah on Thursday night, and the sukkah

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