A federal judge ordered two New York municipalities in the Catskills foothills to face a lawsuit accusing them of discriminating against Hasidic Jews by trying to stop them from moving in.
The eldest son of the Vizhnitz Hasidic sect’s grand rabbi died unexpectedly at age 67.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have become emboldened to ignore secular rules on planes and elsewhere. Jay Michaelson blames Haredi power in Israel and religious conservatism in the U.S. for a rising tide of fundamentalism that cannot easily be reversed.
The United Kingdom’s education secretary launched an inquiry and condemned a London-based Hasidic sect for its decision to bar women from driving.
The Hasidic Belz sect of Britain has barred women members from driving.
A Hasidic Jewish employee in a Florida sheriff’s office is suing the department for religious discrimination.
Members of a Manhattan synagogue are asking a judge to halt the sale of their building in a deal made without their knowledge.
Shulem Deen, a former Skverer Hasid, has just published a memoir describing his experience leaving Orthodoxy. He describes what he misses most about his old life — and what he hopes for the future.
You think your family’s tough to deal with on holidays? Tell that to ex-Hasid Naftuli Moster, who got into a family fistfight over kosher-for-Passover cake.
New York police are investigating whether two incidents in which Jews were struck with paint were hate crimes.