Surveillance footage from the Brooklyn Museum caught what may be one of the vandals who pulled down the Greater Crown Heights Eruv on July 10.
A tense religious dispute between Modern Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn is now getting it’s first literary treatment — as a Dr. Seuss-style limerick.
In Crown Heights, it’s Orthodox Jew vs. Orthodox Jew. A controversial new eruv, the wire strung around Orthodox areas allowing for otherwise-prohibited activities on the Sabbath, was cut and torn down — not once, but twice — in the past week, community members said.__
Despite complaints from civil libertarians and the New York Times editorial board, women-only swimming hours intended for Hasidic Jews will continue at a public swimming pool in Brooklyn.
The four Park Slope Co-Op members who were suspended after disrupting a presentation on BDS are still not ready to throw in the towel.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A popular Brooklyn cooperative grocery store that has been fighting about Israel boycott efforts for eight years reportedly suspended four pro-Israel members for interrupting a meeting more than a year ago. According to the Brooklyn Paper, four Park Slope Food Co-op members have been suspended for a year for interrupting an April…
A gay African-American man who was beaten, allegedly by a group of Hasidic Jews, in Brooklyn in 2013 is suing New York City and its police department, saying their improper favoring of the Williamsburg neighborhood’s Orthodox security patrol deprived him of equal justice under the law.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Albert Klass, who founded the Jewish Press, long an influential publication in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, has died at 105. Klass died Friday at his home in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the Orthodox news site Voz Is Neias reported. The Brooklyn native and his brother Rabbi Sholom Klass founded the weekly…
(JTA) — A Brooklyn math professor has sired 22 children over the last 18 years, sometimes procuring the sperm in a Target men’s bathroom. Ari Nagel, 40, has provided his sperm both through intercourse or in a cup to lesbian couples and single women looking to have a baby who cannot afford the expense of…
A young gay black man who got beat up in Williamsburg is probably wondering why the Hasidic Shomrim will apparently not be serving time in jail — but Orthodox Jews know why, Michael Lesher argues.