Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Street Shofar Man Comes to New York City


When we posted a video last week of Street Shofar man Michael Brous blowing his way through the streets and famous sites of Los Angeles, we bet the New Yorkers among our readers were jealous and wishing he were doing his thing in their city. 

Well, just before Rosh Hashana, IKAR, the progressive, egalitarian L.A. Jewish community, sent "honey to the Big Apple" in the form of Michael making his way across the country to do just that. 

Starting at the airport, the sounds of the shofar are heard in the subway, in Central Park, in a deli, between East River bridges, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in front of NBC's Today Show studio, in Rockefeller Center, Times Square, in front of the Flatiron Building, in Washington Square Park, from the back seat of a yellow cab, at Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, near Wall Street, and in Grand Central Station, where the outcome of a confrontation with three policemen is not quite clear. 

Hey wait, who is the second Shofar Man with the blue hoodie who pops up at the end of the video?  Enjoy!

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(A tip of the kippah to Esther Kustanowitz for bringing this video to our attention.)