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Re'ei: Crossing The River

“In the “Judgment” of the Book of Changes, whenever one encounters dangerous circumstances the advice is always: “Cross the river.” One can see from this that the real purpose of boats is to deliver people from danger rather than to provide comfort.” Pleasure Boat Studio...

Empty Spaces?

I experience a different feeling in my gut when I see an empty space where a synagogue once stood than when I see a synagogue that stands empty. There used to be a synagogue on Rivington near Ludlow, on the Lower East Side. I first saw...