Residents near a Brooklyn park might have been greeted with an ugly site at the start of the week. According to a report in the New York Daily News, city employees found a noose and anti-Semitic graffiti left on trees within Fort Greene Park in the northern part of the borough.
The Sabbath is supposed to be a day of quiet relaxation. But according to residents near one Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn, the noise from the schul’s Friday afternoon siren is anything but restful.
He asked, “Are you Spanish?” I replied, “Jewish. Like you.”
A very different kind of High Holiday ‘service.’
Ken Thompson, the first African-American to be elected district attorney of Brooklyn, has died at age 50 of complications from cancer, his office said on Sunday.
A Jewish man’s bag that included a valuable set of tefillin, a pair of ritual boxes containing small scrolls, was stolen in a Brooklyn subway station.
How Ruchie Freier overcame obstacles and worked within the Hasidic community to rise to a position of leadership and authority.
A relative discovered the fully intact skeleton - dressed in jeans, socks and a shirt.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Rachel “Ruchie” Freier of Brooklyn was elected a Civil Court judge in New York state, reportedly a first for a Hasidic woman in the state. Freier won Tuesday’s vote in Kings County’s 5th judicial district, which encompasses the Brooklyn communities of Kensington, Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace, among others, according to Patch. Patch…
It was tempting to ignore that Christopher Bollyn was speaking locally. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see him in person.