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Dr. Ted Rothstein, Brooklyn Heights orthodontist, thanking Mayor Michael Bloomberg for visiting B'nai Avraham synagogue on the evening of October 4, 2007. Just minutes before the Mayor was dancing with the congregation in the streets bearing in his arms one of five torahs brought from the ark in the synagogue to the street to celebrate the holiday of *Simchas Torah".

In a generous act showing solidarity with the Jewish community in Brooklyn Heights on the evening of the holiday of Simchas Torah the Mayor came to Brooklyn Heights. 

The community was still reeling from a hate crime that had been committed earlier that week and the Mayor's presence was just the balm to help soothe the community's shock caused by the incident

THANK YOU MAYOR BLOOMBERG FOR THE COMFORT OF YOUR PRESENCE...YOU GOT MY VOTE FOR PRESIDENT...DR. TED :-)

*Simchas Torah is a festival that celebrates the reading of the last chapter of the torah, so the next day we begin the torah from page one where it says: "In the beginning  G-d created the sky and the earth..."  Dances with the Torah Sukkot is known as the "Season of Our Joy." The joyousness of the holiday works up to a crescendo as the final days approach. Finally, the holiday of Sukkot culminates with the dual holiday of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat                                                                                                            Photograph by: