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.

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A few hours before Shabbat during Sukkot, Nachum Markowitz is in the managers’ office at Raskin’s fruit store in Crown Heights, frantically trying...