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Jewish Worshippers and Irish Police Clash in NY (In 1897)

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The New York Times reports in 1897 on a Yiddish-speaking rabbi's failed attempts to get an Irish policemen to comprehend the Talmudic and astronomical significance of Birkat Hachamah, a once-in-28 years blessing of the sun that brought hundreds of Hebrews to Tompkins Square without a permit.

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