Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
How Commissioner Bud Selig can remake his legacy and cement his Jewishness
Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past
I mean, what am I missing?
Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news
I turned in my book’s manuscript almost a month ago, but my editor doesn’t seem to have read it yet. It makes a writer wonder what he’s doing instead.
Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news
Fear and loathing in Crown Heights
A Brooklyn rabbi thought he could swindle hedge-fund king Steven Cohen by playing on his Judaism. It was a bad bet.
Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news
For slightly oversweetened morality play
Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now
‘New York’ covers the Hasid-hipster clash
Catered Seders, phoney matzah, and more
Bravo’s resident Yenta on the next season
We head to Mile End
Plus oh hi Farrakhan, ‘Brooklyn Shore,’ and more in the news
Plus Foreman fight clear for the Bronx, ballet in Brooklyn, and more
Brooklyn Hasids, cyclists debate controversial lane
Does an outer-borough trend have larger meaning?
Blizzard disrupts nude bike lane protest
Plus Brooklyn and Justice Department menorahs, and more
Levy the wrestler, olives for Hanukkah
Blog responds to NYT article on Midwood
Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue
Bike lane disappears in Brooklyn after months of Hasidic complaints
Molestation arrests up in Brooklyn, mock court puts Abbas in slammer, Maurice Sendak, and more
Author and comedian put on a ‘touching’ show
Ad ran in Yiddish paper, candidate denies placing it