The Jews of New York, PBS

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), PBS, Channel 19 here, presented, "Jews of New York," an hour long look at Jewish culture and an emphasis on its contribution to New York life.

History is always fascinating, and this history is no exception.  Learning about the origin of Mt. Sinai Hospital, listening to the team that produced, directed and wrote "Fiddler on the Roof," hearing the 70s New York City Mayor talk about his life, were just some of the subjects covered.

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If I have any issue with this presentation, it is that it was too short.

It got me so homesick and so hungry.

The last segment was about Russ & Daughters, a landmark on Houston Street where smoked fish is not a delicacy but a life saving remedy for any weekend blues.  Their new bagel special that includes wasabi sure sounds like something to try on a Saturday morning.

To all who observe, or celebrate this holiday, Happy New Year!

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