New York City and The Big Apple
New York City has been called many things – “The Great American Melting Pot,” “The Capitol of the World,” “The City that Never Sleeps” – but its most famous nickname is “The Big Apple.” People started calling it this name in the early 1900’s. It has become so popular that the New York Mets baseball team have a huge “Home Run Apple” that rises whenever a Mets player hits a home run!
Who came up with this unusual name? And when? And what does “The Big Apple” have to do with New York City?!
Nobody knows for sure the answer to these very “important” questions (not even Shazak), but one thing we do know for sure… it has absolutely nothing to do with the holy ashes of the holy Mizbei’ach of the holy Beis Hamikdash, in the holy city of Jerusalem.