Apple-tossing rebbe video goes viral

Clip showing Brooklyn rabbi throwing fruit into crowd as part of Hasidic tradition becomes online success

VIDEO – There is a very unusual, yet well known, tradition for certain sects of the Hasidic Jewish community that comes at the end of the Jewish holiday season, which involves gathering around the rebbe of your congregation and trying to catch apples that he throws into the crowd.



As Tevye once asked, "Where does this tradition come from?...I'll tell you. I don't know." But nonetheless, these are our traditions, and we will follow them as we see fit.


This year, someone took a video of this ritual observed by the Sanz Klausenburg sect in Brooklyn's Borough Park, focusing on a rebbe with a very formidable pitching arm and the frantic reactions of the community members around him trying to catch the apples he tosses.


The video has, naturally, since gone viral.



פרסום ראשון: 10.08.13, 15:35
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