On a recent Monday afternoon in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, eight women and two men sat patiently in the back room of Neuman’s Optical, tapping their feet, chatting in Russian, reading psalms and occasionally letting out an aggravated sigh. Appropriately, a broken clock hung over the windowless waiting area, where some said they had been sitting for as long as six hours.
Israel may become the only democratic country to take biometric information from all citizens and store it in a database.
Hasidic campers and families finally evacuated a Catskills-area lodge that was cited by the New York State Department of Health for numerous safety violations, just hours ahead of a judge’s deadline.
Like many Holocaust survivors, Eliezer Schwartz kept quiet for decades about his experiences carrying out forced labor for the Nazis.
‘I’ve been a puppet… a poet, a pawn and a king.”