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  • Black fashion student says Hasidic men attacked him, shouted anti-gay slurs in Williamsburg

    12/10/2013 8:39:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Will Huntsberry , Averi Harper AND Corinne Lestch
    A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!” “I’m walking down some block by myself and then the next thing I know, I’m surrounded by a group of Hasidic Jewish men and they’re attacking me,”...
  • Tales of an Ex-Hasidic Jew

    05/21/2013 2:36:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    First Things ^ | May 21, 2012 | Katherine Infantine
    Footsteps is a Jewish organization that helps Hasidic Jews wishing to leave their ultra-orthodox community become integrated members of secular society and work through the profound difficulties of leaving behind their past and, in most cases, being disowned by their families.PBS and A Journey Through NYC Religions report the varying responses of current members of the Hasidic community and individuals who have chosen a new way of life.Sol Feuerwerker is glad he left. I think thatÂ’s what surprises most people, you know, most outsiders, is that how can something this insular be happening right here in the middle of New...
  • Hasidic Therapist Sentenced to 103 Years in Sexual Abuse Case

    01/22/2013 3:26:04 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 22nd, 2013 | Sharon Otterman
    An unlicensed therapist who was a prominent member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced on Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12. Mr. Hynes has said he believes the case may be a turning point for ultra-Orthodox victims of sexual abuse. In addition to convicting Mr. Weberman, his office also charged seven Hasidic men with bribery and intimidation of Mr. Weberman’s victim, who testified over four days. Prosecutors say they know of more victims who were too afraid to testify. “If there is one...
  • Man Burned After Prayer Group Dispute

    05/24/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Fox NY ^ | 5/23/11
    Aron Rottenberg is recovering at Westchester Medical Center with burns on 50 percent of his body. The pain is excruciating, his family says. He was burned when he and his son wrestled with a would-be arsonist who on 4 a.m. Sunday had placed flammable rags on Rottenberg's wooden back porch in New Square and tried to light them, according to police. Four hours later, cops arrested Shaul Spitzer, 18, who lives nearby. He had burns on his hands. He was charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. Rottenberg's wife and daughters were at home sleeping when his son saw on...
  • Hillary 'Vanishes'

    05/09/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    This ain't kosher! A Hasidic paper in Williamsburg digitally erased Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from the instantly iconic photo of the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his staff watched the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • Actor Quits Big Break on Rabbis' Orders

    03/19/2008 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 26 replies · 607+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2008 | ANNE MARIE DORNING
    It's every aspiring actor's dream -- the big break. So 25-year-old Abraham Karpen was the envy of every Shia Lebouf wannabe when he was cast as Natalie Portman's husband in the film "New York I Love You." But Karpen isn't going to be on the red-eye to La-la-land any time soon because last week the Hasidic Jew from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, said goodbye to his budding acting career and quit the film. "He really didn't grasp that this was a movie and that Natalie Portman was a star. He thought it was more of a commercial, a short thing," said Isaac...
  • In Bronx School, Culture Shock, Then Revival

    02/08/2008 1:04:35 PM PST · by Alouette · 24 replies · 100+ views
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2008 | Elissa Gootman
    Junior High School 22, in the South Bronx, had run through six principals in just over two years when Shimon Waronker was named the seventh. On his first visit, in October 2004, he found a police officer arresting a student and calling for backup to handle the swelling crowd. Students roamed the hallways with abandon; in one class of 30, only 5 students had bothered to show up. “It was chaos,” Mr. Waronker recalled. “I was like, this can’t be real.” Teachers, parents and students at the school, which is mostly Hispanic and black, were equally taken aback by the...
  • Not in my backyard, either

    07/10/2007 9:34:33 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 13 replies · 1,784+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Barbara Kay
    Not in my backyard, either Barbara Kay, National Post Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 MONTREAL -If you live in Montreal, and an acquaintance tells you she lives in Outremont, you may ask her with a wink -- the question is not perceived as anti-Semitic--if she lives in Outremont ma chere or Outremont kaschere. In Outremont, Montreal's most beautiful neighbourhood, one enclave, the aforementioned Outremont kaschere, is home to thousands of Hasidic Jews, who live peacefully but separately, very separately, from their neighbours. As in any Hasidic quarter, you can walk about there in assured physical security, although you may...
  • ZAKA head hits Neturei-Karta rabbi

    03/12/2007 2:39:41 PM PDT · by US admirer · 28 replies · 601+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Mar. 12, 2007 | Staff
    Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, chairman of ZAKA and former operations officer for the Ultra-Orthodox community, hit the Jewish man who kissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it was reported on Monday. The violent incident occurred last Friday in Poland during a mass visit of Orthodox Jews to the country in order to honor Hassidic Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk. When the visitors arrived at Lizhensk on Friday morning, they heard that Moshe Arye Freedman, a member of the fanatic anti-Israel group Neturei Karta, was present as well. Freedman recently made headlines when he was photographed kissing Ahmadinejad during the Holocaust denial conference in Teheran...
  • Hasidim in sabbath showdown (orthodox rumble in Brooklyn)

    04/27/2006 1:26:56 PM PDT · by conserv13 · 50 replies · 1,037+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/27/2006 | KERRY BURKE, HEIDI EVANS and BILL HUTCHINSON
    The Satmar religious community was on the brink of civil war yesterday as two sons of the late Grand Rebbe Moses Teitelbaum staked claim to the spiritual leadership of the sect. The dispute was headed for a showdown at sundown tomorrow when followers of both brothers plan to flock to Brooklyn to celebrate the Sabbath in the streets of Williamsburg. Aron Teitelbaum, eldest son of the grand rebbe, claimed to have support of 75% of the 120,000 Satmar followers, including sect leaders from Israel, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. "A ceremony proclaiming Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum's appointment will be held...
  • Polish group developing 'Hasidic Judaism Trail' for tourists

    04/11/2006 10:55:50 AM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11/04/2006
    Polish group developing 'Hasidic Judaism Trail' for tourists By DPA Visitors to Poland will soon have the opportunity of discovering the orthodox Jewish tradition by going on the Hasidic Judaism Trail. The Institute for the Preservation of Jewish Culture and the Carpathia Institute are currently developing the project, the online edition of the daily Gazeta Wyborza reported. "We believe the trail will encourage development of the region's tourist infrastructure," says Malgorzata Bakalarz, the project's coordinator. The trail will pass through the regions of Lublin and Subcarpathia and cities such as Zamosc, Lesko, Lezajsk and Tarnobrzeg whose pre-war population was mostly...
  • Hasidic Mob Confronts Police After Arrest Of Elderly Man

    04/05/2006 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Shade2 · 46 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hasidic Mob Confronts Police After Arrest Of Elderly Man An angry mob of Hasidic Jews confronted police outside a Brooklyn station house Tuesday night after officers arrested an elderly Hasidic man. Hundreds of Borough Park residents rushed the 66th precinct station house chanting "No justice, no peace" to protest what witnesses say was the rough treatment of an Hasidic business-owner by police. Two garbage fires were set during the melee, which stretched for several blocks and closed numerous streets. Police, however, were able to contain the crowd by 9:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported. Police sources say the protest...
  • Wearing a Badge and a Beard

    01/27/2006 1:46:54 PM PST · by Kimmers · 25 replies · 783+ views
    Southcoast Today ^ | Jim Fitzgerald
    "A guy walks in with a bowler hat on, a beard, a coat coming down to his knees," says Sheriff James Kralik. "He looks like something out of 'Fiddler on the Roof.' " It was Shlomo Koenig, now Deputy Shlomo Koenig, perhaps the only Hasidic police officer in the nation. "Even in Israel they don't have anything like this," Mr. Koenig says, his auburn beard and sidelocks sprawling out under his wide-brimmed Smokey hat. Mr. Koenig, 35, who runs a business that makes plastic shopping bags, had long been an unofficial liaison between the sheriff's department and Rockland's growing but...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn New York camera store into big-time business

    11/18/2005 11:25:58 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies · 2,397+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | November 18, 2005 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Every morning except Saturday, the buses stop in front of a bustling corner of Manhattan. Within minutes, a battalion of bearded men dressed in dark suits and felt hats, some clutching prayer books and speaking Yiddish, step onto the sidewalk and disappear into a brick building. But this is not a yeshiva or synagogue. This is B&H Photo-Video, a New York institution that has become perhaps the most famous camera store in the world. On any given day, 8,000 to 9,000 people pass through the front door of the block-long store, and B&H ships cameras and...
  • PROJECT HILLARY: Request No. 3 - Hassidic Jewish Votes for Hillary in New York Senate Race

    01/13/2004 7:30:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies · 1,208+ views
    Project Hillary | 1-13-04 | Doug from Upland
    No. 1 - Peter Paul No. 2 - Paul Fray FReepers, PROJECT HILLARY continues. I have been talking during the last several days with some major players who have information about Hillary that is perfect for this project. Thanks to all of you who contributed on the above threads and contributed info by sending FReepmail. You never know what small piece of info will help get to the next trail. Today, I am asking for your help for info and links about Hillary's 2000 Senate campaign. Hassidic Jews voted for Rick Lazio to the tune of about 70 percent...
  • Hasids Wage Holy War

    09/07/2003 4:20:37 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 45 replies · 285+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9.7.2003 | JOANNE WALTERS, AL GUART and ADAM MILLER
    <p>September 7, 2003 -- A bitter border battle between Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg over an eruv - symbolic walls that enable them to carry objects or wheel baby strollers outside their homes on the Sabbath - has escalated into an all-out holy war.</p>
  • Caption this Photo

    07/30/2003 5:29:19 AM PDT · by jriemer · 33 replies · 248+ views
    AP ^ | 7/29/03 | AP
    Caption this Photo: Original Caption
  • Yankel Rosenbaum stabbing trial: Hasidic scholar singled out

    05/01/2003 10:28:41 PM PDT · by LiorDotan · 333+ views
    New York Post | May 1, 2003 | By HEIDI SINGER
    ‘CHILLING' LESSON FOR LEMRICK JUDGE - Hasidic scholar stabbed in riot By HEIDI SINGER ROSENBAUM Stabbed in riot. May 1, 2003 -- The elderly judge overseeing the Yankel Rosenbaum stabbing trial got a slang lesson yesterday when he asked a Crown Heights resident for the meaning of "chilling." "Can you explain to somebody who is not a brother what that means?" asked federal Judge Frederic Block. The jurors tittered in response - and the judge quickly told them he was just trying to break the tension with a little humor in an otherwise very serious case. The culture clash happened...