Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Festival of Temporary Dwellings

This is the time of year when Jews around the world erect sukkot, temporary dwellings or huts, in their back yards, patios, and rooftops. You see them on balconies in Jerusalem and Brooklyn and tucked between tall buildings in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Behai Park

When people ask me to describe Bejing, I sometimes say  that every block is Co-Op City (with neon-lit restaurants on the ground floor) and every road is the Cross-Bronx Expressway. New Yorkers, at least, can immediately envision dense clusters of … Continue reading

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