The Road to the New Jerusalem

To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram

Rabbi Fatally Shot Walking to Miami Synagogue

Police say murder of 60-year-old Brooklyn rabbi most likely a botched robbery

De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

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

Google Glass Film Spotlights Crown Heights

A first-person look at the neighborhood’s Hasidic and West Indian communities

Now Is the Time for All Communities To Speak Out Against Knockout Attacks Targeting Jews

Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness

Bill de Blasio’s Trouble With the Jewish Vote

The Democrat won the NYC mayoral election easily, but had a more narrow margin among Jewish voters

A Horror Story Set in Hasidic Crown Heights

How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route

New York’s Muslim Community Organizers Have a Model: Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Two decades ago, Jewish leaders in Borough Park and Williamsburg built a new constituency. Can Muslims do the same?

A New Generation of Hasidic Artists on Display

New pop-up exhibit in Brooklyn showcases the work of young Jewish artists

For a Brief Moment This Year, Chassidic House Party Blew Their Observant Fans’ Minds

The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up

Orthodox Singers With a Dream Get Their Own American Idol-style Reality Show

You won’t hear Nicki Minaj covers or nasty critiques—or female voices—on this YouTube series, but you might find a Jewish star

A Hasidic Alt-Rock Girl Band Gets Its Groove On—In Crown Heights

Sorry, guys. Bulletproof Stockings—drummer Dalia Shusterman and singer-songwriter Perl Wolfe—plays for women only.

Watching the Jewish Community Watch and Its ‘Wall of Shame’

A young man’s brazen blog about alleged child sex-abusers in the Chabad community divides Crown Heights

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

Sundown: Bibi on ‘Time’

Plus Crown Heights’ new art gallery, a Dybbuk horror film, and more

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