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Sick of Dancing Hasidim Playing Violins? Meet the New Baal Teshuvah Artists of Brooklyn.

Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression

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A Russian-Jewish DIY Sensibility in Brooklyn

Spending the day at Meshugeneh

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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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New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political

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Suspect Detained in Mezuzah Burning Incident

He’s got quite a record

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Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

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The Circus, Kosher for Passover

On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center

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Prospect Park Cries ‘Fowl’ on Chametz Tossing

What hath Brooklyn Jewry wrought?

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Sundown: Suspect in Hit-and-Run Arrested

Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights

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Bruce Ratner’s Home Courtship

In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor

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Dov Hikind Apologizes For Real This Time

But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?

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The Dov Hikind Purim Backlash Grows

The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface

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Daybreak: Purim Costumes Gone Wrong in Brooklyn

Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards

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An Unorthodox Way to Get Subsidies

Looking into the abuse of federal subsidies by Orthodox “libraries”

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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

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Coney Island Knock Off

Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone

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Nechemya Weberman Gets A Century in Jail

The convicted Hasidic counselor was sentenced this morning

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Satmar Abuse Case Ends With Guilty Verdict

Nechemya Weberman faces up to 25 years in prison

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Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone

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Today in Anti-Semitism: A $25 Minimum

A Brooklyn restaurant accused of anti-Semitism

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How Streisand Got Her Start

A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born

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Sundown: Fear the Olmert?

Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn

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Syria’s Jews, Past and Present

A look at Syria of today and Aleppo of old

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Wallace Markfield, Contender

The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance

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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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An Anti-Semite for Congress?

New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel

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Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

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A Jew Talks Sit

How meditation helped me unplug from my chaotic life and connect with Judaism

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D.A. Denies Sex Prosecution Allegations

And why didn’t the NYT cite Jewish reporting in its series?

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Barbra Back in Brooklyn?

A suggested setlist for her potential triumphant homecoming

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