Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi stood up to the secular French revolutionary, lighting a flame of resistance that still burns today
A Hasidic sect has maintained a regal aura through a century of turmoil and migration. Now a contentious succession threatens to bring a noble family down.
The language contemporary Hasidim use in everyday life borrows from English and simplifies a richer linguistic ancestor—and yet is more alive
Angered by Cuomo and de Blasio, powerful Orthodox and Hasidic communities break ranks with the Democrats and challenge NYC’s political math
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.
How American politics is fast becoming a religious conflict between a hegemonic new faith and its multifarious foes
For Hasidic residents of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, having a doctor who understands their culture can be a matter of life and death—especially in the age of COVID-19
The targeted killing of two Jews in a kosher supermarket is only the latest incident in a slow-motion pogrom. And it could have been a lot worse.
Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
Some Jewish community leaders are not wild about the city’s new vaccination edict, but they are overwhelmingly pro-vaccination
Géza Röhrig talks about his life-affirming fascination with death, his new film ‘To Dust,’ and why he wore a kippah to press events surrounding his breakout performance in the Oscar-winning ‘Son of Saul’
A wide-ranging interview covers his Hasidic father’s secret room full of books about other religions, why Judaism needs community, faith, happiness, and other vital matters
The democratic essence of modern Judaism was forged by the Hasidic rabbis of early 19th-century Pshyskhe
“What does your newspaper say about Gaza?” asked the Hasidic man sitting next to me on the subway, and so started the conversation with my pal Joey
A lesson in keeping an open heart
Yes, but only if we proceed respectfully and pay attention to what has worked in the past
Waiting for services to begin in a small shul in Tzfat, I was suddenly visited by my Zeide
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