Manny Behar

Casting Off Tashlich

09/17/1999
Staff Writer
On Rosh HaShanah, Jews usually go to a nearby body of water for tashlich, turn to the heavens and symbolically cast away their sins. This year some Jews looked to the skies first and stayed home.

Redemption In Rego Park

03/27/2002
Staff Writer
Marilyn Schapiro found redemption in Rego Park last Friday, just days before sitting down at a Passover seder to recall that of her ancestors in a different land. Schapiro, 58, was to be evicted from her longtime home on Wednesday, for non-payment of rent. “I was very worried,” said Schapiro, who has paid her rent out of disability payments since being laid off from her garment center job four years ago, and after being injured in a fall shortly after that. “I don’t know where I would go.
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