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...