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The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

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Did the Rebbe Identify Himself as the Messiah—and What Do His Hasidim Believe Today?

Twenty years after his death, the legacy of the Lubavitcher leader—‘the Prince of our generation’—is still a matter of heated debate

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Hasidic-Owned Businesses Settle With NYC Human Rights Commission

Will change their modesty signs into something a bit more comfortable

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Religious Labor

Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work

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Breaking From Hasidism, Online

Exploring the Internet led me to knowledge, questions, and, ultimately, leaving the Hasidism I’d grown up with

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Baltimore’s Hasidim Are Made of Sterner Stuff

How the traditionally Orthodox beat the heat

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Daybreak: Hasidim Condemn Abuse Snitching

Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, 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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Sundown: Winning the Flotilla

Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more

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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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The Rabbi Who Influenced Paladino’s Speech

Brooklyn’s Yehuda Levin wants an ‘Orthodox Tea Party’

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‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

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‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

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And on the Seventh Day, God Sent Snow

Blizzard disrupts nude bike lane protest

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Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

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Natalie Portman, Hasid

Trailer for ‘New York, I Love You’ sure to thrill Jewish boys everywhere

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Blacks are Cursed, Obama Is Evil

Say Russian-language Israeli media, while denying racism

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Extra Specialist

Need someone to play a convincing Hasid in a movie or on TV? Eliezer Meyer is your man.

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Modest Sums

Armed with microfinance loans, ultra-Orthodox housewives learn entrepreneurship

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In the Fold

Flipping through the world of ultra-Orthodox women’s magazines

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Out in the Open

In her fifties, a Hasidic Londoner becomes an artist

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By a Thread

Designer Levi Okunov straddles two worlds: the religious and the fabulous

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Falling Out

What happens when Hasidim stray outside the fold