Two Hasidic cantors sang the Star-Spangled Banner for medical workers outside NYU Langone Medical Center on 33rd Street on Tuesday, according to a video posted on Twitter by a Chabad spokesman.
Aron Gerstel and Yaakov Lemmer, the two cantors, can be seen standing on top of Gerstel’s car and singing as medical workers and spectators watch. At the end of the performance, the spectators applaud and cars and trucks honk their horns.
Chassidic cantors sing The Star Spangled Banner honoring frontline medical providers outside NYU hospital in NYC with @FDNY firefighters and other first responders cheering on. pic.twitter.com/yCE0ECKGQT— Motti Seligson (@mottiseligson) May 13, 2020
Gerstel said on Twitter that he visits a different hospital to sing every night.
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