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

Suspect has been under observation at Bellevue Hospital since his arrest

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Former NYPD Cop Arrested for Swastika Graffiti

Charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes

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De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

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

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

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

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The Reality of Jewish Poverty in New York City

What a newly-released UJA study reveals

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Jewish Bellydancers in Brooklyn

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

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Borough Park Shomrim Foil Bank Robbery

Bonus: The robber was dressed as a Nazi comic character

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Swastikas, Taken in Stride

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

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Daybreak: Syria Deal With Assad Reached?

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

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Daybreak: Talking in Turkey?

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

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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

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Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

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Not The Only Word She’ll Need to Learn

Accused Kletzky killer’s lawyer is new to the neighborhood

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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.

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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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Bloomberg and Kelly Pay Shivah Call

Community rallies around the mourning Kletzkys

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A Community To Be Proud Of, a Death To Mourn

Leiby Kletzky prompted Hasidic community’s finest, saddest hours

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Too Cool

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?

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Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

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Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?

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Giuliani Race-Baits Brooklyn Jews

If Bloomberg loses, it could be Dinkins redux, he implies

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Rabbi, Mystic, Miracle of Nature

Tells fortunes in Brooklyn, right or wrong

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Guss’ Pickles Decamps For Brooklyn

Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?

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Something Borrowed

Searching for the perfect wedding dress in the makeshift closets and back rooms of Brooklyn