Reporters' Roundtable: Hasidic Police Services; Inspirational Israeli Protests

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Published August 11, 2011.
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This week host Josh Nathan-Kazis is joined by Forward fellow Naomi Zeveloff and Matt Shaer, a contributor to Harper’s, to discuss the rival Hasidic police services in Crown Heights. Then editor Jane Eisner drops in to explain why she thinks the housing protests in Israel should inspire American Jews. The group then turns to the Hasidic enclave of New Square where fire officials have declared that over 60% of buildings are not up to fire code, but that the town’s political clout keeps them from being able to enforce state rules. Finally Ezra Glinter, who edits the Forward’s The Arty Semite blog, joins the group to discuss the sometimes-controversial Hasidic pop of Lipa Schmeltzer.

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