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SUKKOT / BET ON CRAZY

Two years ago the Diamond District on 47th Street was dead on the high holiday of Sukkot. All throughout the shetls of Williamsburg families were commemorating the Hebrews’ wandering in the desert after the Exodus in Egypt by setting up sukkahs or outside dwelling to symbolize the tents on that decades-long journey to find someplace […]

THEY ARE ANIMALS By Peter Nolan Smith

The other day I was on 47th Street selling a diamond. I ran into a young friend. Shimon spotted my NY Times opened to an article about Hamas. “Animals.” “Excuse me.” I liked Shimon. We shared the same taste in clothing. “Hamas are animals. They hide behind civilians and hide weapons in schools.” His chest […]

A Jew Canoe

BET ON CRAZY – THE FOUR CS By Peter Nolan Smith [Kindle Edition]

In 1990 a friend in the New York’s Diamond District asked me to help him at his exchange. I knew nothing about diamonds other than Superman could squeeze coal to create them. Coal was a diamond after intense pressure changed its density. At first that was all I knew, but I slowly learned about the […]

BET ON CRAZY 1 by Peter Nolan Smith

I knew very little about diamonds as a child other than Superman could transform coal into diamonds with a squeeze of his hand and my father had bought a diamond ring for my mother. It was a hundredth of the size of the diamonds that Superman never gave to Lois Lane, but my mother loved […]