Why many Hasidic men choose to fasten their clothing as women do — the right over the left.
“We’re paying high rent, and our wives are scared to push a stroller in the street.”
Ashkenazi Hasidim use a Sephardi prayer book, and the bonfires and haircutting ceremonies on Lag B’Omer are distinctly Sephardi rituals.
“All humans are fallible, even rabbis,” said one ultra-Orthodox woman.
I have been researching ultra-Orthodox education for 15 years. Here’s what I’ve found.
It is a common practice among Hasidic Jews to abstain from studying the Torah on Christmas Eve.
The man did not use any anti-Semitic slurs or racial epithets while attacking the victim, who was wearing a shtreimel, or traditional fur hat.
In a thundering speech, the rebbe expressed his displeasure with the education law: “We will battle for our rights using all means available to us.”
The incident occurred in the same area where two Orthodox Jewish boys got attacked last week, in separate cases.
A passerby repeatedly punched a 9-year-old in the face on Sunday evening in Williamsburg, and another boy was attacked 30 minutes later.