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Drake Is Playing Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Kol Nidre

What would Sandy Koufax do?

by
Stephanie Butnick
September 08, 2016
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Rapper Drake speaks during introductions before the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, February 14, 2016. Elsa/Getty Images

Drake, the Canadian Jewish rapper regularly invited to Shabbat dinner by strangers, is in the midst of his Summer Sixteen tour. Like all good Jewish boys, he’s coming to New York. There’s just one tiny snag: his first show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center starts Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.—that is, nine minutes after sunset on Kol Nidre, which begins Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. His second show at Barclays is the following day at 6:30 p.m., which you can probably catch if you duck out of Neilah early.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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