The Satmar and the Skver are among the most socially conservative and religiously observant Jewish groups in the United States. But they are solidly in the Clinton camp.
An employee of a Rockland County Hasidic grand rebbe has been arrested and charged with secretly taking photos of couples having sex in a New Jersey motel.
Did a respected Hasidic educator shamelessly abuse a boy for five years — or is his accuser a liar? A judge will decide after both sides made their closing arguments in a riveting trial.
A man testified that he suffered years of child sexual abuse after visiting a respected member of his upstate New York Hasidic community for comfort on the day of the September 11 terror attacks.
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.
Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.
Frimet Goldberger pokes fun at the Hasidic village of New Square’s recent letter asking neighbors to refrain from buying property (and bringing impurities) too close.
A Bible study guide in use in a Hasidic village in suburban New York omits risque passages and entire passages of the Book of Genesis. But some R-rated tales slipped through the cracks.
Deb Tambor ended her own life after leaving the Hasidic community. Like many others, she lost custody of her children to a spouse backed by a unified ultra-Orthodox community.
Deb Tambor’s death sparked a firestorm in the Hasidic world. The young mother was memorialized as a loving beacon of hope and unity at a poignant memorial service.