Chabad’s Crown Heights visitors bring new energy - and tensions
For the Jewish holidays, thousands descend on the Brooklyn neighborhood that was home to the late Lubavitcher rebbe to be close to his spirit. Year-round residents are generous hosts and the guests behave themselves – for the most part.
A few hours before Shabbat during Sukkot, Nachum Markowitz is in the managers’ office at Raskin’s fruit store in Crown Heights, frantically trying to source enormous quantities of fruits and vegetables to feed the thousands of visiting Lubavitchers who have no place to eat.
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