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October 3, 2013 1:36 pm

Video of Apple-Tossing Rebbe Becomes Viral Hit (VIDEO)

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The rebbe from the Sanz Klausenburg Chassidic sect throws apples. Photo: screen shot.

To mark the conclusion of the Jewish holiday season, certain sects of the Chassidic Jewish community partake in a unique tradition wherein they gather around their rebbe and try to catch apples as he throws them into the crowd.

This year, a video of the Sanz Klausenberg sect in Borough Park, Brooklyn has attracted particular attention because of the fervid reaction to the rebbe’s tosses.

Watch a video of the rebbe’s apple distribution below:

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  • dina

    What was the point? Somebody managed to steal a blessing by jumping on the table? I remember the same odd atmosphere in some Mea Shearim synagogues, Jerusalem ;).

    • The Point, ??

      This is Hassidic Tradition, Although attached to much superstition, Is You read Jiri Langer you will get a taste of the World Of Hassidism that has been Lost …

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