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April 08, 2009
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I wanted to shoot the Satmar Hasids burning stuff for the beginning of Passover. I had to photograph “The Blessing of the Sun”, an early morning assignment and I did not know the whole thing would be over just after 11.
When I got there there were plenty of burned piles that Sanitation workers were cleaning up. Went to the Matzoh bakeries on Broadway. Inside the workers were hectic and would have allowed me to take photos after the holiday. The Satmars do not seem very keen of having their photo taken.
A worker outside was named James Joseph which does not sound very typically Jewish.
Up the street at 426 Broadway Rabbi Gross from Rockland county had a few boxes of Matzohs. He liked the photos I took of him and asked how he could buy them.
At the Chabad House on Bedford avenue they were getting ready for a dinner with 100 people. They were happy of the photos I took at their party a few weeks ago