A young gay black man who got beat up in Williamsburg is probably wondering why the Hasidic Shomrim will apparently not be serving time in jail — but Orthodox Jews know why, Michael Lesher argues.
Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley, located on a quiet suburban street near the town of Monsey, New York, has filed no less than seven class action lawsuits over unsolicited faxes since 2011.
On June 3, former welterweight champion Yuri Foreman will step into the ring once again. But before he does, he’ll have to go a few round with the Forward’s reporter Britta Lokting.
On the eve of Donald J. Trump’s win in Indiana — and emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee — two of the country’s major Orthodox magazines boasted exclusive interviews with the presidential hopeful.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s relationship with New York City’s Orthodox has soured despite the mayor’s avid courtship of the community. Will the change hurt his chances for re-election?
Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year. According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from statistics provided by the New York State Education Department, more than 143,000 students were enrolled in 405 K-12 Jewish schools in the state…
Police are looking into a video circulating widely among Orthodox social media users that shows a teacher at an Orthodox school closely holding a young male student.
“I’m 41, religious and single. I’m not prepared to give up on motherhood and I’m also not prepared to give up on my halakhic devotion. If I can’t have a partner, at least I should have a child.”
Michael Karfunkel, an eye-poppingly rich Orthodox Brooklyn billionaire who was virtually unknown outside of the religious Jewish community, has died. He was 72.
An acclaimed Brazilian theater director who recently put on a successful production of “Fiddler on the Roof” condemned some Orthodox Jews whom he said routinely spit on Christians.