Israeli media is intrigued by Trump’s Middle East envoy’s decision not to wear his skullcap while meeting with Israelis and Palestinians
The Manhattan Eruv is one of the world’s largest, and most impressive Eruvin. It reaches from the UWS to the UES, from Harlem to Battery Park. It is run quietly, with incredible efficiency and humility; supervised by the Mechon L’Hoyroa in Monsey and run by Rabbis Adam Mintz, Yosie Levine, and Gavriel Bellino.
I’m one of the lucky ones that are still allowed to walk into an Orthodox shul and feel welcome in the community.
Since Donald Trump’s election, Jews in New York have been the targets of more than half the city’s hate crimes.Yet in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park, Brooklyn, where residents gave Trump 69% of their votes, few seem alarmed by the onslaught of hatred that has accompanied the ascent of the man they supported.
Amidst your Hanukkah parties, dreidel spinning and menorah lighting, an Orthodox poster warns, don’t let the men and women mix.
The reality is that we are not becoming more Orthodox or more anti-Israel.
In Jewish Brooklyn, Trump appears to have connected with a conservative electorate willing to buck its communal and political leadership.
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.
Rabbi Shulem Korn, an enterprising Orthodox Jew from Monsey, has made a name for himself conducting boisterous Torah parades in New York — turning otherwise sleepy streets into observant block parties.
Francois A. Ayi describes himself as an African king and a descendant of one of the Lost Tribes. He wants the Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs to recognize his people as a Lost Tribe, and some Orthodox rabbis are backing him.