Yom Kipur at Hadar: Part II–How I got spotted by a fan from across a big mass of Jews

There’s a lot to say about Yom Kipur at Hadar this year. Intro here. Part I here. Part III here.

It’s gotten to a point where I almost expect at least one or two people to know me by name at NYC Jew events like Hadar or Limmud. It was a tad disconcerting, if exciting, at first, but I’m over it. But here’s weirder version of that.

As Maariv wrapped up on YK and I was ready to bolt for the juice boxes and granola bars, a guy walked over to me and said, “Can I ask you a weird question?” Other than the one he’d already asked me? “Do you write a blog?” he asked. “Yes,” I said. “Do you write The Reform Shuckle?” “Yes.” “So you’re David Wilensky.”

Apparently, this guy, Alex, is a big fan. Apparently, you are all reading one of Alex’s favorite blogs. He has been to this blog enough times that he just recognized me from across a crowded mass of Jews from the thumbnail picture of me to the left (in this blog’s current layout ca. YK 5771).

So, hey, Alex. How’s this YK at Hadar post series treating you? Yeah. It’s kind of long.


4 responses to “Yom Kipur at Hadar: Part II–How I got spotted by a fan from across a big mass of Jews

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  2. Hey! Reading these posts definitely brings back memories…of…two days ago. The artscroll comment was pretty hilarious, as was the frantic blue handout-waving. I should’ve asked to see the new Lev Shalem machzor, I guess I should’ve guess you’d be bringing it.

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