From:   Matthew Bralow <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 11:01:43 AM
Cc:; Steven Abramson <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: A plea from your neighborhood compadres

Ocppiers, see attached. Can we PLEASE get temperature check, poll

people etc. To get consensus about this asap? BEFORE sundown?

Re: drumming, observance of high holy days... See attached


On 10/7/11, Steven Abramson <> wrote:


> Dear Folks


> Occupy Wall Street is a movement that is taking off, gathering steam, and is

> getting worldwide attention. I live in the neighborhood and fully support

> what I have been seeing and hearing. However, I have a request.


> Please stop the drumming--it is driving people in the neighborhood crazy,

> people who are your allies and friends. We lost Zucotti Park, which we love

> in our devastated neighborhood. We are always targeted because of our

> proximity to Wall St, whether for a good cause (ie, OWS) or a bad one (Al

> Quaeda). But we gladly give the park to OWS.


> I have spoken to some folks at the site who have been kind, gracious, and

> understanding, and the drumming does stop at 10PM. But why now during the

> day? To generate excitement and people? You've done that.


> Here's another request. Tonight begins the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur,

> it is the most important day in our calendar, it is a day of remembrance,

> reflection, meditation, quiet, taking stock of one's life and changing it

> for the good of oneself, one's family, one's community, and the world.


> I ask for a 24-hour moritorium on drumming from sundown tonight to sunset

> tomorrow night, the hours of the Yom Kippur observance.


> Gratefully yours


> Steven Abramson

> 114 Liberty Street