The New York metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish population in the world outside Israel. The New York metropolitan area's Jewish population in 2001 was approximately 1.97 million, 600,000 fewer than in Israel's largest metropolitan area, denoted as Gush Dan. In 2002, an estimated 972,000 Ashkenazic Jews lived in New York City and constituted about 12% of the city's population. New York City is also home to the world headquarters of the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch group and the Bobover and Satmar branches of Hasidism, ultra-Orthodox sects of Judaism.
"The Police Department's Civilian Observation Patrol (COP) Program consists of local residents who patrol their blocks wearing a bright orange jacket, printed with the program name, to provide a visible presence on the street and to discourage crime. Volunteers are encouraged to walk their patrols with their local Community Affairs Officer providing another opportunity to familiarize the community and officer with each other. Currently there are 23 active patrols throughout the City with approximately 362 members."
Mashpia Reb Reuven Dunin used to say: Life is like a bicycle: when it's hard you know you're going up. When it's easy – you're going down. And when you stop – you fall.
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