Ex-NYPD Cop’s Anti-Semitic Graffiti Targeted ‘Cheap’ Jews

Suspect has been under observation at Bellevue Hospital since his arrest

Former NYPD Cop Arrested for Swastika Graffiti

Charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes

De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish

U.S. May Give Iran Money; Lhota’s Shul Faux Pas

Plus Israeli researches study Bedouin sign language, and more in the news

The Reality of Jewish Poverty in New York City

What a newly-released UJA study reveals

Jewish Bellydancers in Brooklyn

My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough

Borough Park Shomrim Foil Bank Robbery

Bonus: The robber was dressed as a Nazi comic character

Swastikas, Taken in Stride

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug

Daybreak: Syria Deal With Assad Reached?

Plus secret pre-peace talks, and more in the news

Daybreak: Talking in Turkey?

Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news

A Rabbi’s Christmas

A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations

Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

Not The Only Word She’ll Need to Learn

Accused Kletzky killer’s lawyer is new to the neighborhood

Abuses

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.

Unmolested

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

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