(JTA) — Hasidic rabbis from the Satmar sect reportedly have issued a decree barring women from pursuing higher education. The Yiddish-language decree says college education for girls is “dangerous” and “against the Torah,” and that “no girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree,” The Independent online newspaper based in Britain…
The gentrification of Crown Heights is an ill that impacts the entire neighborhood — including Hasidic Jews, Mordechai Lightstone writes.
Call it an anomaly, but the brains behind the splashy, blinged-out bikini swimsuit line Beach Gal, are two Hasidic men.
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.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbi who was extradited back to Israel from South Africa to face sex abuse charges is heard admitting to raping one woman on a years-old recording. The recording purported to be Rabbi Eliezer Berland was aired Tuesday night on Israel’s Channel 2. It reportedly has been turned over to the police….
(JTA) – Unidentified individuals hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in the central Ukrainian city of Shpola. The incident in the city located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred on Sunday evening, according to Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee. Dolinsky wrote on Facebook Monday that the perpetrators intentionally tried…
Some argue that a Supreme Court decision about Amish kids supports the idea that Hasidic kids can go without secular education. Dena Davis eviscerates that argument.
Yitzhak Bronstein’s young charges bluntly tell him he’s only there so the school can get state funding — he shouldn’t actually teach.
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.
Although she’d left it years ago, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community is shaken by suicide note and painful manuscript left behind by 50-year-old mother of seven.