HAVE OUR fingers on the pulse of Judaica fashion!"
declares Danny Levine.
His shop is not exactly Manolo Blahnik, or even the Barneys warehouse
sale. But as Charlotte flirts with converting to Judaism on this,
the final season of Sex and the City, J. Levine Judaica
is stepping up to assist with the small matter of religious accessorizing.
Last April, a set decorator
came by the family-owned store
(established 1890) on West 30th Street to buy tapestries and aleph-bet
charts (Hebrew ABCs) for a rabbi's study. Then, in June,she came
back to scope out ketubahs-Jewish wedding contracts-eventually
settling on a lithograph mounted on pink poster board($250).
Viewers might assume this means Charlotte and her
boyfriend, Harry Goldenblatt, are definitely headed for the chuppah.
But given that characters like Carrie have been known to call
things off at the last minute, you never know.
Still, Levine has one thing to say: "Mazel tov,
Charlotte! It bodes well for Judaism." He
was especially pleased that Charlotte is converting. "A
lot of Ketubahs we do here are for interfaith couples.
The fact that this is a real kosher ketubah-that's gratifying!
Levine admits that "selling ketubahs to Sex
and the City, well, it's not exactly what my
great-grandfather had imagined when he had his pushcart
on the Lower East Side."