Growing up, I was taught that it was up to my generation to protect democracy when it threatened our refuge in America. So, now what?
The things that happen when you stare at the sea
As a child, I yearned to leave southern Brooklyn’s enclave of Soviet Jewish immigrants. But watching old home movies decades later, I saw the place in a new light.
Losing, and finding, oneself in the late rapper’s raw honesty
The language contemporary Hasidim use in everyday life borrows from English and simplifies a richer linguistic ancestor—and yet is more alive
The discontent over unfair coronavirus restrictions in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox communities is boiling over and turning inward
Religious Jews are about to celebrate Simchat Torah, one of the calendar’s most joyous holidays, typically filled with singing and dancing. It’s a virus spike waiting to happen, unless the city reconsiders its broken approach and charts a new course with the community. Here’s how.
As anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, the community’s neighborhood watch steps up
Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
In an excerpt from the new history ‘The Last Pirate of New York,’ a son connects his father’s Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, to the original American gangsters who preceded them
For Brooklyn’s Syrian Jews, an annual trip to the Caribbean island has become a family tradition
A childhood spent gazing wistfully at the neighbors’ Christmas display
The iconic Brooklyn-based artist celebrates a new survey of her work at the Jewish Museum
Blaming Trump only gets you so far
The complex personal history and views of an increasingly competitive New York state Senate candidate for Brooklyn
Brooklyn Seltzer Boys is the last of a dying breed
Looking back on an American and Jewish experiment in communal living
Boro Park Hasidim chronicle their past, present, and future in luxuriously printed volumes part yearbook, part history, part social pages, part prayer book