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.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with hate crimes and police were searching for five other youths suspected of helping torch a school bus outside a Jewish school in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said on Tuesday.
(JTA) — A school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was set on fire. The bus went up in flames on Sunday evening in front of the Beth Rivkah School for Girls in the haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. There were no injuries. Police believe the fire was started by a…
Michael Karfunkel, an eye-poppingly rich Orthodox Brooklyn billionaire who was virtually unknown outside of the religious Jewish community, has died. He was 72.
(JTA) — A vandal drew swastikas on public and private property in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The swastikas were drawn in white marker early Monday morning, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. They were found on garbage can lids, a residential gate, a traffic control box, and the door of a building in an Orthodox…
A leader of a Jewish neighborhood guard group was arrested on bribery charges after allegedly trying to buy gun permits from undercover officers, drawing more attention to the dense network of relationships between police brass and Hasidic activists.
What John Kasich was really going on about in Boro Park was the split between Mosaic law and Abrahamic covenant, between Judaism and Christianity, Raphael Magarik argues.
Rabbi Sara Luria wasn’t sure why she was called to participate in a panel discussion on faith and social justice with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just 45 minutes before it was to start.
(JTA) — If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s visit to Hasidic Brooklyn this week had yielded only one amusing moment, Dayenu – it would have been enough.
John Kasich bantered with haredi Orthodox Jews about which biblical figure was most significant and other lessons from the Jewish Bible.