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A Night Ride With the Williamsburg Shomrim

As anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, the community’s neighborhood watch steps up

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Everybody Knows

As the leading targets of hate crimes, Jews are routinely being attacked in the streets of New York City. So why is no one acting like it’s a big deal?

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Brooklyn’s Hasidic Community Reacts to a City-Declared Health Emergency

Some Jewish community leaders are not wild about the city’s new vaccination edict, but they are overwhelmingly pro-vaccination

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New York’s Yiddish Press Is Thriving

Der Yid,’ ‘Der Veker,’ ‘Di Tzeitung,’ ‘Der Blatt,’ ‘Maalos,’ ‘Moment,’ ‘Der Shtern,’ ‘Di Vokh,’ ‘Der Blik,’ and ‘Der Blitz’ all fill niches of Hasidic readership

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Chicken Blood Is Everywhere!

The moral and legal case against kapparot

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Some Reflections on Chaim Potok’s ‘The Chosen’

The novel, published 50 years ago today, shaped the American Jewish encounter with Hasidism and Orthodoxy, while giving a pretty good play-by-play account of a baseball game

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Case Cracked: Missing Tefillin Found at Brooklyn Waste Station

When a man visiting from Israel accidentally lost his tefillin in Williamsburg, it took a total team effort to locate it. Only in New York.

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Anatomy of a Tel Aviv Neighborhood

How Florentin became bohemian, artsy, and affordable—and not at all hipster

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More Details in Menachem Stark Murder Case

Suspected construction worker says botched kidnapping was business-related

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Two Women Arrested for Attacking Elderly Jewish Man

79-year-old Brooklyn resident treated for minor injuries at the hospital

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Showtime Buys Series About An Ultra-Orthodox Comedian

New comedy depicts an aspiring stand-up leaving his Brooklyn community

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De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

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

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Five Hasidic Men Arrested in Brooklyn Beating

Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg

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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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Kidnapped Hasidic Landlord Found Dead

Menachem Stark’s body discovered in a dumpster at a Long Island gas station

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Hasidic Businessman Kidnapped in Brooklyn

Video shows Menachem Stark thrown into a minivan after leaving his office

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Hasidic Gang Allegedly Attacks Black Student

NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime

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Hasidic Man Latest ‘Knockout’ Victim

Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night

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NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

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Suspect Detained in Mezuzah Burning Incident

He’s got quite a record

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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

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Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

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Tough Jews

The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks

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Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

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Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

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Watchmen: The Shomrim Who Patrol Orthodox Brooklyn

Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines

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Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

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Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?

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NY Candidate Gay-Bashes to Orthodox Applause

And today blames hottest lines on Jewish leaders

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‘Hipsters and Hasids’ Finds Parallels Between Two Worlds

Exhibit by Brooklyn artist on display now

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