Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld, a prominent figure in the upstate New York Hasidic community of New Square, was acquitted by a judge of molesting a boy for several years.
Did a respected Hasidic educator shamelessly abuse a boy for five years — or is his accuser a liar? A judge will decide after both sides made their closing arguments in a riveting trial.
A man testified that he suffered years of child sexual abuse after visiting a respected member of his upstate New York Hasidic community for comfort on the day of the September 11 terror attacks.
Losing one’s faith can be excruciatingly painful and lonely. Shulem Deen narrates his grim passage from faith to doubt in his riveting new memoir, ‘All Who Go Do Not Return.’
You can tell a lot about a Jewish male by the type of yarmulke that he wears. Here’s our guide to the astounding variety of skullcaps, and what they mean.
Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.
The peeping rabbi scandal reminds Frimet Goldberger of her own trips to the Satmar mikveh — and the relentless inspections of her body that came with them.
Frimet Goldberger pokes fun at the Hasidic village of New Square’s recent letter asking neighbors to refrain from buying property (and bringing impurities) too close.
For married women belonging to the Satmar Hasidic sect, getting ready for Yom Kippur means a special visit to the ritual bath — and wearing white.
Growing up in the ultra-Orthodox Satmar community, celebrating Rosh Hashanah meant honey, vows for modesty, praying with father — and waking up early to confuse Satan.