Tag: orthodox jews

  • 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 […]

  • Where He’s ‘Frum’

    On a crowded Brooklyn street, an Orthodox Jew adjusts his yarmulke, a tefillin bag under his arm. He speaks on a smartphone and practically struts. The man, as dandified as one can look in a black suit and a white shirt — residents of Williamsburg or Crown Heights or Borough Park, where Menashe was shot, […]

  • Four More Hasids Accused Of Interfering With Orthodox Sex Abuse Trial

    For the second time this year, four Orthodox Jews have been arrested for allegedly interfering in the trial of prominent Jewish leader/”therapist” Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually abused one of his patients for several years, starting when the girl was only 12 years old. The four men arrested allegedly took photos of the victim as […]

  • Another Day, Another Swastika Found In Boro Park

    Less than two weeks after a collection of swastikas were found spray-painted on several buildings in the Jewish Orthodox neighborhood of Boro Park, the hate-vandals appear to have struck again. The latest swastika was found painted on a car outside of the offices of Hamodia, a Hebrew newspaper located at 207 Foster Avenue. This is […]

  • Four Indicted For Attempting To Cover Up Orthodox Sex Abuse Case

    Four Orthodox Jews have been indicted on charges that they attempted to persuade/intimidate witnesses into not testifying in the upcoming trial against “therapist” Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually abused one of his patients for several years, starting when the girl was only 12 years old. Abraham Rubin, 48, was hit with several charges including four […]

  • If You’re Spray-Painting Swastikas On Brooklyn Synagogues, Knock It Off

    A swastika is a pretty offensive symbol no matter where it’s displayed. A swastika spray-painted on the side of a building in a Jewish neighborhood is extra offensive. When that building is a synagogue, you’re flirtin’ with a hate crime. But that hasn’t stopped a couple of dipshits from running around a Jewish neighborhood in […]

  • Orthodox Jews Rent Citi Field For (Women-Less) Meeting About How Scary The Internet Is

    Thousands of male Orthodox Jews will make Citi Field seem like a 10-year-old’s tree house this weekend, when they hold a women-less meeting about the risks of the Internet. Orthodox Jews, as you may know, have a practice of strict gender separation, so woman will be able to watch the conference, but they have to […]