Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression
Spending the day at Meshugeneh
My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough
For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political
He’s got quite a record
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center
What hath Brooklyn Jewry wrought?
Plus Syrian rebels capture UN peacemakers in the Golan Heights
In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor
But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?
The Brooklyn assemblyman kind of apologizes for wearing blackface
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
Looking into the abuse of federal subsidies by Orthodox “libraries”
Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
The convicted Hasidic counselor was sentenced this morning
Nechemya Weberman faces up to 25 years in prison
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
A Brooklyn restaurant accused of anti-Semitism
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
Plus Jay-Z lights the menorah in Brooklyn
A look at Syria of today and Aleppo of old
The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
How meditation helped me unplug from my chaotic life and connect with Judaism
And why didn’t the NYT cite Jewish reporting in its series?
A suggested setlist for her potential triumphant homecoming