Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via The Daily News
The particular mix of Rastas and Hassidic Jews that defines the cultural mix of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn is well-known to longtime New Yorkers but even they do a double-take when the identities Jewish and Jamaican reside within a single body. That is clearly the case, though, for Sarah Attias–a Sephardic Jew of Spanish extraction who also happens to be a born and bred Jamaican. She and husband Zev put their “Jew-maican” pride on display at Monday’s West Indian Day parade, offering free comedy with every purchase of their kosher jerk chicken.
Happy Rosh Hashana! More Carnival pics soon!