An upstate New York village will appoint an election monitor after settling a lawsuit that accused its board of elections of attempting to cancel the voter registrations of some 160 Hasidic Jewish residents.
The muckraking Jewish blog FailedMessiah is losing its publisher and sole writer, according to a statement posted February 2.
They’re labeled as the world’s first all female Hasidic rock band, challenging conventions while still keeping the faith, yet alternative-rock band Bulletproof Stockings is taking more than just the Hasidic world by storm.
Parents and former students are suing four New York State yeshivas, the state and the local school district for not providing students with an adequate secular education.
Srully Stein grew up in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Vizhnitzer community, married at 18, and started a family. Despite the fact that he looked much like any other Hasid, he did not necessarily feel comfortable in his body.
Last week, audiences at Tel Aviv’s Fashion Week were surprised when Tovale+, a label run by mother and daughter team Tovale and Namma Chasin, wrapped up their show to Mordechai Ben David’s upbeat song “Maaminim.” Ben David, an American Hasidic Jewish singer popular in the Orthodox community, was an unlikely choice for the high-fashion event.
In her debut novel, Sigal Samuel tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life — even though they don’t believe in God.