Gabe Friedman tried his best to avoid the giant circle dance stretching across Brooklyn on Simchat Torah night. But the energy was so contagious that it drew him in.
Getting an eviction notice is never easy. But for the more than 100 elderly Brooklyn residents, the news was devastating.
There was no sign of Purim festivities at Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope on Sunday afternoon as grim relatives met to battle a landlord’s plan to evict elderly residents of a nearby senior citizen’s home.
A Brooklyn senior citizen’s residence is shuttering. The Hasidic landlord’s decision to evict will force 100 mostly Jewish residents to find somewhere else to live — within weeks.
Sammy Cohen-Eckstein’s heartbroken sister recalled a letter he sent her from camp — as an overflow crowd packed a funeral for the Brooklyn boy killed by a van.
Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was planning to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah next month. Instead, a funeral was set today for the Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van.
Sports is often forbidden among the ultra-Orthodox. So for young people who leave the community, simply kicking a ball in the park is a serious act of rebellion.
Some Jewish photographers embrace subject matter which plays better overseas than in the United States. One example is Weegee, born Usher Fellig in Złoczów, whose photos of low class nightlife and crime were infused with a raucous gusto that charmed Europe decades before he received adequate recognition in America.
When you think of Jews and running, you might imagine Dustin Hoffman chugging along in Central Park in the 1976 movie “Marathon Man.” Or if you’re really savvy, you might be reminded of Abel Kiviat, the middle-distance runner who held a slew of world records in the 1920s.