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

Hasidic-Owned Businesses Settle With NYC Human Rights Commission

Will change their modesty signs into something a bit more comfortable

Religious Labor

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

Breaking From Hasidism, Online

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

Baltimore’s Hasidim Are Made of Sterner Stuff

How the traditionally Orthodox beat the heat

Daybreak: Hasidim Condemn Abuse Snitching

Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news

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

Sundown: Winning the Flotilla

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

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?

Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

The Rabbi Who Influenced Paladino’s Speech

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

‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

And on the Seventh Day, God Sent Snow

Blizzard disrupts nude bike lane protest

Hipsters Take Bike Lane Battle to the Street (Literally)

Activists caught repainting Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue

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