Suspect has been under observation at Bellevue Hospital since his arrest
Charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes
Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish
Plus Israeli researches study Bedouin sign language, and more in the news
What a newly-released UJA study reveals
My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough
Bonus: The robber was dressed as a Nazi comic character
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
Plus secret pre-peace talks, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations
Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus
Accused Kletzky killer’s lawyer is new to the neighborhood
Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse.
An accused pedophile from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn has never faced trial, thanks in part to a D.A. who had political reasons not to pursue the case
Community rallies around the mourning Kletzkys
Leiby Kletzky prompted Hasidic community’s finest, saddest hours
Seduced by lower rents and edgy bars, a former Hasid moves to hipster Brooklyn. But what he gains in nightlife, he loses in camaraderie. What happened to nosy neighbors?
A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind
Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?
If Bloomberg loses, it could be Dinkins redux, he implies
Tells fortunes in Brooklyn, right or wrong
Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?
Searching for the perfect wedding dress in the makeshift closets and back rooms of Brooklyn