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#1 2013-09-04 10:37:16

Sal
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Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

Before the big box stores, I recall the majority of the neighborhood stores being closed on the Jewish Holidays.

Kosher Butcher,Candy,clothing,grocery,pharmacy , optical. No medical or dental appt's and school's closed.

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#2 2013-09-04 12:46:34

jimbo
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

Store owners both Jewish and Christian closed their doors on the sabbath or holy days out of respect for the Almighty... Don't see much of that anymore

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#3 2013-09-04 16:33:23

Herb
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Registered: 2008-05-13
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

Our Public School closed on the high holy holidays. PS 188 in Queens.

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#4 2013-09-04 19:45:56

from 28th street
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

If I recall correctly, all public schools were and still are closed on Jewish holidays in NYC.

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#5 2013-09-04 23:15:18

Mike
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Registered: 2008-05-15
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

That is a fact 28th street, the DOE shuts down on Jewish holidays, except for people in my position, a tradesman. Teachers and staff had to report yesterday and today after their 7 to 8 week vacation. Off again tomorrow and Friday.
The way I look at it, I get 2 more days with no teachers or kids in my way, like we've been doing all summer.
The chaos starts for real Monday morning!

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#6 2013-09-05 12:45:25

CharlieP.
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Registered: 2008-05-12
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

No stores,or schools recognize Jewish Holidays down here in S.C.They may mention it in a newspaper,but that's it.

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#7 2013-09-05 13:29:14

Olivia
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Registered: 2009-03-01
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

Charlie--My daughter spent her 1st year of college in Va. That's when I discovered that NY is 1 of only 4 states that celebrates Lincoln's birthday as a separate presidential holiday. Also, I used to work as a telephone triage nurse (dial-a-nurse). Got a call on a Jan. day from a woman in Alabama who said she was in the queue for 15mins. I told her that we were short because of the holiday. She asked  what holiday & I told her MLK's birthday. She said "WHO'S BIRTHDAY?". Then she called over a family member & said "You're never gonna believe this". Once they adjusted to the fact that there were states where King's birthday is celebrated, we had a good laugh.

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#8 2013-09-12 16:21:23

DrSteve
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Re: Jewish Holiday's back in the family Neighborhood Days

Nowadays the only stores that seem to be closed on Jewish Holidays are a few remaining Kosher Delicatessen's in Nassau County Long Island.DrSteve

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