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.
As a young dad in the Skverer sect, Shulem Deen took the one job open to him: teacher. He was shocked to find that punishment was the bedrock of education at the New Square Yeshiva.
A Forward tipster received an odd text — prompting us to ask: Is WhatsApp catching on to its ultra-Orthodox appeal?
A lawsuit in Canada offers a blueprint to reforming the substandard education provided in Hasidic communities. It holds the government accountable for allowing the outrage.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to literally kiss the hand of a controversial Hasidic leader last night at the rabbi’s son’s wedding in upstate New York.
There are reasons Chabad doesn’t have a house of its own, stemming from a years-long dispute with Cuba’s 1,500-member Jewish community.