Tag: hasidic jew

  • Orthodox in New York: A Journey Through the Year 5738 

    During the past year I’ve spent a great deal of time in New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities — particularly on the Lower East Side of New York. It has been a wondrous voyage through time. Now, whenever I get off the F train and walk down East Broadway, I am sud­denly in the Jewish […]

  • NYPD Recruit Canned For Unkempt Beard. Oh, Yeah — He’s A Hasidic Jew

    An NYPD recruit from Monsey was fired because his beard is apparently too unkempt for him to be a cop. But there’s a twist: he’s a devout Hasidic Jew, and his religion prohibits him from cutting his beard. Now-former NYPD recruit Fishel Litzman, a 38-year-old father of three, was given the boot Friday after multiple […]