A Non-Jewish Brooklynite Visits Crown Heights

Roy Germano takes a tour of Crown Heights with Rabbi Yoni Katz to understand the Jewish people. With rising anti-semitsm, Germano states: “We can combat hate by learning about each other.” Rabbi Yoni Katz gives tours of Crown Heights with the philosophy; you cannot hate someone you know. Together, they learn about Jewish traditions like meeting with scribes and seeing Torah scrolls from 500 years back. Rabbi Katz also debunks the myths that they do not have technology and electricity with the Rabbi joking he only has an Iphone 8 Plus. Furthermore, they speak about integration and how they are trying to change the  interaction between the hasidic community and the outside world. Enjoy!


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