New York, NY - Hundreds Attend Yom Kippur Service At Occupy Wall Street
New York, NY - Several hundred people showed up in front of downtown New York’s Brown Brothers Harriman building for a candlelit, social justice-oriented Kol Nidre service Friday night. They included men and women in white prayer shawls, participants in street wear and non-Jewish onlookers.
Leaders of the service prayed for the eradication of racism, classism and discrimination. As with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, no microphones were used and readings and songs were echoed throughout the crowd as dozens of police officers watched.
No incidents have been reported. Several attendees crossed the street to Zuccotti Park to spend the night with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, as observant Jews do not use cars or the subway on Yom Kippur.
All photos credit Jimmy Justice for VIN News
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