Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia A Galician World Right in the Heart of Brooklyn #galicia

Steven Turner
 

A bit of Galicia in modern day Brooklyn. Hol Hamoed Sukkot in the
Shendishover Shul. This Rabbinical dynasty >from the shtetl that is today
called Sedziszow Malopolski in Poland is still going strong and I was
honored to be invited to their celebration tonight. The davening here
was authentic Galician. I found it so strange yet wonderful to see young
Yeshiva boys praying in this beautiful sounding Galician Hebrew. Listen
to the passion in their davening in the video linked to here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32hxd43re9tmgsq/Hallel.mp4?dl=0

I was very excited to be an honoured guest tonight at the Shendishover
Shul in Brooklyn. Israel Horowitz and his father the Shendishover Rebbe
were so hospitable to me. I so much enjoyed their services. Their
passion in davening especially during Hallel was a joy and an experience
to behold. Afterwards they invited me into their beautiful Succah and
gifted me a jar of honey for a sweet New Year. Picture linked to here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a4qcvlde4blqbb/ReceivingHoney.jpg?dl=0

The experience felt like taking a time warp back to Galicia while being
in the middle of Brooklyn. I so enjoyed their Galitzianer accented
Hebrew. It brought back memories of being in my grandparents' shul as
a young boy in East New York.

Wishing everybody a Shabbat Shalom and a Moadim L'Simcha.

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia

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