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From Days Gone By: A Glimpse into Lag Ba’omers Past

Ahead of Lag Ba’omer, a reader shares an amazing collection of photos and documents from past parades.

The documents feature a poster announcing the parade in 1983, along with a permit application to the New York Police Department to hold the parade on Crown Heights’ main thoroughfare – Eastern Parkway. The permit application is signed by Rabbi J. J. Hecht, and lists R’ Benzion Stock as the parade’s grand marshal.

The photos are undated and show the scenes in front of 770, on Kingston Avenue and in the large baseball field on Maple Street and Troy Avenue – where last year’s Lag Ba’omer events took place as well.

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    • 2. An application wrote:

      that is just an application, its saying “not a permit” since it was not approved yet.

      Once its approved then a new one is made.

  • 3. Kozominsky! wrote:

    Amazing pictures! Oh how much I miss those days! The Chayus the Rebbe showed Kosomisky as he was actually baking challos on that float. It was a Shabbos Kodesh float just by the way!


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