Next week, Occupy Philadelphia is starting the "People’s Law School." Community Legal Services lawyer Michael Froehlich, at the request of his union, will be conducting classes at 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday each week. He will start with tenant rights, but will address disability, discrimination, etc.
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Occupy Philly has a sub-genre, which I have named "Occupy Judaism." Rabbis from the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism, including Rabbis Julie Greenberg and Mordechai Liebling, regularly visit the site. I participated today in the ceremonial blessing over the lulav (branches) and etrog (lemon) with Rabbi Lauren, who heads a congregation in West Philadelphia. The site’s Sukkah (ceremonial hut), which urges those that enter to "enjoy and respect the space," is her old Sukkah. There was a moving Kol Nidre service to commemorate the beginning of Yom Kippur.
The demonstrators include families with small children and a hunger striker. Artist RJ Smith is on Day 6 of a hunger strike. He will not feed until "Wall Street Ends the Greed." His fiancée begs, "Don’t Let Wall Street Kill My Fiancé."
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