New Torah is Celebrated and Rabbi Simcha Talks Schtick Shift at Brooklyn Book Fest


Schtick Shift author Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, moderator Laura Sinagra and authors Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks), Brian Raftery (Don’t Stop Believin’) and Eddie Sarfaty (Mental) discuss “obsessive fun” at today’s Brooklyn Book Festival.

Right before Rabbi Simcha’s appearance, members of his Congregation B’nai Avraham ushered in their new Torah (aka the longest selling book in history) with great fanfare, known as Siyyum, celebrating the donation of the new scroll by Joyce David:

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  • Andrew Porter

    Wow! Straight guys in hats dancing with each other. Yawn.

  • Adam

    Obviously any culture other than your own is completely foreign to you Andrew, but please don’t let your naivety be made public here, it makes us all feel a little dumber.

  • Ilikebrooklyn

    I thought it was fantastic.

  • David on Middagh

    As I was walking past the celebration, I noticed a group coming from the opposite direction, wandering toward the music with smiles of delight.

    It made me happy to see them happy.