The gentrification of Crown Heights is an ill that impacts the entire neighborhood — including Hasidic Jews, Mordechai Lightstone writes.
Two Hasidic men are challenging the clause in their plea deal that says their community service must take place in a ‘culturally diverse neighborhood.’
Much has changed in Crown Heights in the past 25 years, since the accidental death of a black boy touched off three days of rioting in which black youths attacked religious Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Brooklyn’s most controversial Jewish state legislator has sparked a round of rumors about his political future after his surprising decision to pass his Democratic party position to a 22-year-old Hasidic activist.
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…