85 Photos - Mar 2, 2008
Photo: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: Month of Kislev, Archer, Sagittarius, Keshet, Bow and Rainbow, photo Laszlo RegosPhoto: Archer - Sagitarrius - Kislev Stanton StreetPhoto: Crab - Cancer - Chesvan - Stanton StreetPhoto: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: Month Sivan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit"Photo: December 2007 LES Conservancy Tour of Stanton Street Shul where visitors passionately ask about the crumbling mazelos and their importance to the immigrants' identity, as part of a overall discussion on the shul's history and its changing future demographics. The guide is a young synagogue member (Jonah Sampson Boyarin) who was the first new baby to grow up in the shul in the 1980's/90s. Photo by Paul Margolis.Photo: Month Adar. December 2007 LES Conservancy Tour of Stanton Street Shul where visitors passionately ask about the crumbling mazelos and their importance to the immigrants' identity, as part of a overall discussion on the shul's history and its changing future demographics. This is the well representing the month of SHEVAT (Shevas), associated in the Greco-Roman world with Aquarius (see photos below). The guide is a young synagogue member (Jonah Sampson Boyarin) who was the first new baby to grow up in the shul in the 1980's/90s. Photo by Paul Margolis.Photo: Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder
and photographer"Photo: Month Tevet. Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder
and photographer"Photo: Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder and photographerPhoto: Month Tevet. "Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder and photographer"Photo: Month Tevet. "Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder and photographer"Photo: Month Nisan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "NISAN Aries – Taleh. Tribe: Judah, This is the month of Redemption. We have the power to transcend all limitations and constraints, all inhibitions and fears and live in true freedom – free of any impositions."Photo: Month Nisan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "NISAN Aries – Taleh. Tribe: Judah, This is the month of Redemption. We have the power to transcend all limitations and constraints, all inhibitions and fears and live in true freedom – free of any impositions."Photo: Month Nisan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "NISAN Aries – Taleh. Tribe: Judah, This is the month of Redemption. We have the power to transcend all limitations and constraints, all inhibitions and fears and live in true freedom – free of any impositions."Photo: Month Nisan. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "NISAN Aries – Taleh. Tribe: Judah, This is the month of Redemption. We have the power to transcend all limitations and constraints, all inhibitions and fears and live in true freedom – free of any impositions."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar.  Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Month Iyar. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "IYAR Taurus – Shor. Tribe: Issachar, In this month we count the Omer, refining our 40 emotional attributes, as we prepare to receive the Torah in Sivan. Counting is a way of appreciating each day, each moment of our lives and filling it with sanctity."Photo: Mazal Adar - fish (Dagim) (spring maps to Pisces). This month (on lunar leap years there is Adar I and II) is associated with joyous holiday(s) of Purim. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ADAR, Pisces – Dagim. Tribe: Naftali. The month of joy opens up channels of blessing. In it we celebrate our integral unity – how we humans are all connected, and connected with the Divine. We celebrate Purim in Adar with exuberance." At Stanton Street, the usually twinned fishes (Dagim), are represented unusually by only one fish. A symbol such as a fish is a symbol that works both for Eastern European Jews as well as in the Greco-Roman zodiac.Photo: Mazal Adar - fish (Dagim) (spring maps to Pisces). This month (on lunar leap years there is Adar I and II) is associated with joyous holiday(s) of Purim. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ADAR, Pisces – Dagim. Tribe: Naftali. The month of joy opens up channels of blessing. In it we celebrate our integral unity – how we humans are all connected, and connected with the Divine. We celebrate Purim in Adar with exuberance." At Stanton Street, the usually twinned fishes (Dagim), are represented unusually by only one fish. A symbol such as a fish is a symbol that works both for Eastern European Jews as well as in the Greco-Roman zodiac.Photo: Mazal Adar - fish (Dagim) (spring maps to Pisces). This month (on lunar leap years there is Adar I and II) is associated with joyous holiday(s) of Purim. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ADAR, Pisces – Dagim. Tribe: Naftali. The month of joy opens up channels of blessing. In it we celebrate our integral unity – how we humans are all connected, and connected with the Divine. We celebrate Purim in Adar with exuberance." At Stanton Street, the usually twinned fishes (Dagim), are represented unusually by only one fish. A symbol such as a fish is a symbol that works both for Eastern European Jews as well as in the Greco-Roman zodiac..Photo: Mazal Adar - fish (Dagim) (spring maps to Pisces). This month (on lunar leap years there is Adar I and II) is associated with joyous holiday(s) of Purim. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ADAR, Pisces – Dagim. Tribe: Naftali. The month of joy opens up channels of blessing. In it we celebrate our integral unity – how we humans are all connected, and connected with the Divine. We celebrate Purim in Adar with exuberance." At Stanton Street, the usually twinned fishes (Dagim), are represented unusually by only one fish. A symbol such as a fish is a symbol that works both for Eastern European Jews as well as in the Greco-Roman zodiac.Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: SHEVAT Aquarius – Deli. Tribe: Asher Like the water carrier, Shevat transmits energy. It brings us abundant blessings in all the things we need – personal, family, social and spiritual. The greatest blessing of all is to be a blessing to others."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: SHEVAT Aquarius – Deli. Tribe: Asher Like the water carrier, Shevat transmits energy. It brings us abundant blessings in all the things we need – personal, family, social and spiritual. The greatest blessing of all is to be a blessing to others."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: SHEVAT Aquarius – Deli. Tribe: Asher Like the water carrier, Shevat transmits energy. It brings us abundant blessings in all the things we need – personal, family, social and spiritual. The greatest blessing of all is to be a blessing to others."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: SHEVAT Aquarius – Deli. Tribe: Asher Like the water carrier, Shevat transmits energy. It brings us abundant blessings in all the things we need – personal, family, social and spiritual. The greatest blessing of all is to be a blessing to others."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: SHEVAT Aquarius – Deli. Tribe: Asher Like the water carrier, Shevat transmits energy. It brings us abundant blessings in all the things we need – personal, family, social and spiritual. The greatest blessing of all is to be a blessing to others."Photo: Mazol Tamuz - (summer maps to Cancer) but here a faded lobster is shown rather than a crab (Sartan) which is the depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here. The Biaylstocker Shul also has a lobster, although there it is associated with Chesvan. Neither shul seems to know how they ended up with lobsters regardless of month, particularly since it involves a crustacean that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since it was forbidden food (treif). The best theory is that perhaps it was meant to be a scorpion, but it doesn't solve the problem that they also have one of those already at Bialylstock. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TAMMUZ Cancer – Sartan. Tribe: Reuben As the summer begins and flowers blossom, Tammuz enables us to appreciate the beauty of life and open us up to integrate spiritual beauty and cosmic harmony into our lives.Photo: Mazol Tamuz - (summer maps to Cancer) but here a faded lobster is shown rather than a crab (Sartan) which is the depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here. The Biaylstocker Shul also has a lobster, although there it is associated with Chesvan. Neither shul seems to know how they ended up with lobsters regardless of month, particularly since it involves a crustacean that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since it was forbidden food (treif). The best theory is that perhaps it was meant to be a scorpion, but it doesn't solve the problem that they also have one of those already at Bialylstock. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TAMMUZ Cancer – Sartan. Tribe: Reuben As the summer begins and flowers blossom, Tammuz enables us to appreciate the beauty of life and open us up to integrate spiritual beauty and cosmic harmony into our lives.Photo: Mazol Tamuz - (summer maps to Cancer) but here a faded lobster is shown rather than a crab (Sartan) which is the depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here. The Biaylstocker Shul also has a lobster, although there it is associated with Chesvan. Neither shul seems to know how they ended up with lobsters regardless of month, particularly since it involves a crustacean that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since it was forbidden food (treif). The best theory is that perhaps it was meant to be a scorpion, but it doesn't solve the problem that they also have one of those already at Bialylstock. Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TAMMUZ Cancer – Sartan. Tribe: Reuben As the summer begins and flowers blossom, Tammuz enables us to appreciate the beauty of life and open us up to integrate spiritual beauty and cosmic harmony into our lives.Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TEVET Capricorn – Gedi. Tribe: Dan, In the numbness of winter, Tevet exudes inner warmth. Warmth is sensitivity, love and kindness. It is allowing your heart to reach other hearts – a challenge we rise to in the dead of winter."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TEVET Capricorn – Gedi. Tribe: Dan, In the numbness of winter, Tevet exudes inner warmth. Warmth is sensitivity, love and kindness. It is allowing your heart to reach other hearts – a challenge we rise to in the dead of winter."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TEVET Capricorn – Gedi. Tribe: Dan, In the numbness of winter, Tevet exudes inner warmth. Warmth is sensitivity, love and kindness. It is allowing your heart to reach other hearts – a challenge we rise to in the dead of winter."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "TEVET Capricorn – Gedi. Tribe: Dan, In the numbness of winter, Tevet exudes inner warmth. Warmth is sensitivity, love and kindness. It is allowing your heart to reach other hearts – a challenge we rise to in the dead of winter."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "KISLEV Sagittarius – Keshet. Tribe: Benjamin, Like the archer, Kislev reached back into the darkness and shoots forth great light – the light of Chanukah that illuminates the night and the shadowy crevices of our lives."Photo: Mazol Av - shown with a lion (Aryeh) (summer maps to Leo). Av is often associated with mourning and includes Tish'a B'Av, the fast associated with the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. The lion here is friendly rather than scarey, and lions are typically also shown on Ark curtains (pirochos) as a regal symbol. Rabbi Shimon Jacobson wrote: "MENACHEM AV Leo – Aryeh. Tribe: Shimeon, The saddest of months is also the seed for enormous growth. Aryeh is an acronym for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hoshana Rabba. This month gives birth to the powerful holiday season that follows."Photo: Mazol Av - shown with a lion (Aryeh) (summer maps to Leo). Av is often associated with mourning and includes Tish'a B'Av, the fast associated with the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. The lion here is friendly rather than scarey, and lions are typically also shown on Ark curtains (pirochos) as a regal symbol. Rabbi Shimon Jacobson wrote: "MENACHEM AV Leo – Aryeh. Tribe: Shimeon, The saddest of months is also the seed for enormous growth. Aryeh is an acronym for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hoshana Rabba. This month gives birth to the powerful holiday season that follows."Photo: Mazol Av - shown with a lion (Aryeh) (summer maps to Leo). Av is often associated with mourning and includes Tish'a B'Av, the fast associated with the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. The lion here is friendly rather than scarey, and lions are typically also shown on Ark curtains (pirochos) as a regal symbol. Rabbi Shimon Jacobson wrote: "MENACHEM AV Leo – Aryeh. Tribe: Shimeon, The saddest of months is also the seed for enormous growth. Aryeh is an acronym for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hoshana Rabba. This month gives birth to the powerful holiday season that follows."Photo: Mazol Av - shown with a lion (Aryeh) (summer maps to Leo). Av is often associated with mourning and includes Tish'a B'Av, the fast associated with the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. The lion here is friendly rather than scarey, and lions are typically also shown on Ark curtains (pirochos) as a regal symbol. Rabbi Shimon Jacobson wrote: "MENACHEM AV Leo – Aryeh. Tribe: Shimeon, The saddest of months is also the seed for enormous growth. Aryeh is an acronym for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hoshana Rabba. This month gives birth to the powerful holiday season that follows."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion."Photo: Rabbi Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "TISHREI Libra – Maaznaim. Tribe: Efraim The month of judgment is also the “central nervous system” of the entire year. In this month, every move we make, every resolution we accept, has impact on the all the days of the year."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "TISHREI Libra – Maaznaim. Tribe: Efraim The month of judgment is also the “central nervous system” of the entire year. In this month, every move we make, every resolution we accept, has impact on the all the days of the year."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "TISHREI Libra – Maaznaim. Tribe: Efraim The month of judgment is also the “central nervous system” of the entire year. In this month, every move we make, every resolution we accept, has impact on the all the days of the year."Photo: Mazol Cheshvan- (fall maps to Scorpio) rather than as the more typical scorpion (Akrev), what is painted here is a crab (Sartan) a depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here, as can be seen in the depiction listed here. Either way, not an auspicious month and involving creatures that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since one lived in the desert and the second, the crab was forbidden food (treif). R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "CHESHVAN Scorpio – Akrav. Tribe: Menashe This month is an “empty” one, devoid of any holidays. It marks the beginning of the “scorpion-cold,” mundane year. But in its emptiness it elicits from us our deepest resources. Like the olive that produces oil when it is pressed."Photo: Mazol Cheshvan- (fall maps to Scorpio) rather than as the more typical scorpion (Akrev), what is painted here is a crab (Sartan) a depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here, as can be seen in the depiction listed here. Either way, not an auspicious month and involving creatures that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since one lived in the desert and the second, the crab was forbidden food (treif). R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "CHESHVAN Scorpio – Akrav. Tribe: Menashe This month is an “empty” one, devoid of any holidays. It marks the beginning of the “scorpion-cold,” mundane year. But in its emptiness it elicits from us our deepest resources. Like the olive that produces oil when it is pressed."Photo: Mazol Cheshvan- (fall maps to Scorpio) rather than as the more typical scorpion (Akrev), what is painted here is a crab (Sartan) a depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here, as can be seen in the depiction listed here. Either way, not an auspicious month and involving creatures that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since one lived in the desert and the second, the crab was forbidden food (treif). R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "CHESHVAN Scorpio – Akrav. Tribe: Menashe This month is an “empty” one, devoid of any holidays. It marks the beginning of the “scorpion-cold,” mundane year. But in its emptiness it elicits from us our deepest resources. Like the olive that produces oil when it is pressed."Photo: Mazol Cheshvan- (fall maps to Scorpio) rather than as the more typical scorpion (Akrev), what is painted here is a crab (Sartan) a depiction more typically associated with Tamuz. It is not obvious why this was done here, as can be seen in the depiction listed here. Either way, not an auspicious month and involving creatures that the anonymous painter had probably never encountered in real life since one lived in the desert and the second, the crab was forbidden food (treif). R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "CHESHVAN Scorpio – Akrav. Tribe: Menashe This month is an “empty” one, devoid of any holidays. It marks the beginning of the “scorpion-cold,” mundane year. But in its emptiness it elicits from us our deepest resources. Like the olive that produces oil when it is pressed."Photo: Folk art depiction of Rachel's Tomb, in the main sanctuary to the right, near the Ark (Aron Kodesh), above the fire escape door. Such romanticized simple depictions were also typical in Lower East Side shuls and more have been retained.Photo: Folk art depiction of King David's Tower in the old city of Jerusalem, in the main sanctuary to the left, near the Ark (Aron Kodesh), above the fire escape door. Such romanticized simple depictions were also typical in Lower East Side shuls and more have been retained.Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "ELUL Virgo – Betulah. Tribe: Gad In this month of the bride, the love between the Divine groom and His bride Israel is at its height: Elul’s acronym is “I am for me beloved and my beloved is for me.” We take the initiative and reach to the Divine, and the Divine reciprocates with compassion.Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "SIVAN Gemini – Teumim. Tribe: Zebulun In this month the Torah was given at Sinai. This Divine mandate empowers us with the ability to integrate put material and spiritual lives, and transforming them into a set of twin forces that complement each other, as they create a profound balanced equilibrium fusing matter and spirit."Photo: R. Simon Jacobson wrote: "MENACHEM AV Leo – Aryeh. Tribe: Shimeon The saddest of months is also the seed for enormous growth. Aryeh is an acronym for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hoshana Rabba. This month gives birth to the powerful holiday season that follows."Photo: Courtesy of Ed Smith, edsmith@mailstart.com, copyright holder
and photographer"Photo: Photo: Elul:  2009, before 2010 restoration and after; photographs by Rose KeplerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Twins- Gemini- Sivan- Stanton StreetPhoto: Scorpio- Lobster- Tamuz- Stanton StreetPhoto: Elul:  2009, before 2010 restoration and after; photographs by Rose KeplerPhoto: Julio Mitchel, NY Times, 1980s,http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/26/precarious-survival-on-the-lower-east-side/Photo: Stanton Street Benefit Concert: Steve Reich & Maya BeiserPhoto: Mazel Teumim Turtledoves, David FriedmanPhoto: To the left, original wall 7/22/13; to the right is the new, done by Dory Bergman, Billy Bergman and David WanderPhoto: Month of Kislev, Archer, Sagittarius, Keshet, Bow and RainbowPhoto: Month of Kislev, Archer, Sagittarius, Keshet, Bow and Rainbow, photo Laszlo Regos