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 aroun ... More >>
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 ... More >>
The case of Nechemya Weberman, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man accused of sexually abusing a young woman, has not just spun a secretive community into international spotlight: It's also prompted questions about how Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic communities handle sex offense accusations, since ... More >>
When the Brooklyn District Attorney's office announced that it would investigate the death of an infant who got herpes during a controversial circumcision practice, many decided to revisit the tradition, and ask whether it still has a place in modern society. Now, this particular case deals with a ... More >>
Sukkot is an eight day-long Jewish holiday that this year goes from October 12th to the 21st. One of the traditions of the holiday is the building of a sukkah, a walled, tent-like structure covered in plant material. The sukkah is intended as a memorial of sorts of the time the Israelites spe ... More >>
They patrol Jewish neighborhoods with taxpayer money—but don't always clue in the police
Ricki Rosen for NYT"The tall man in the velvet fedora and knee-length black jacket with ritual fringes" taking "long, swift strides toward the Western Wall" in today's New York Times is not Knicks basketball star Amare Stoudemire, who discovered his Hebrew roots over the summer. It's Brooklyn ... More >>
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for The Jews -- of which New York City has many -- is coming at this city faster than a first-time Brooklyn Tornado. For some Jews, it can't come fast enough -- funny, because The Jews fast on Yom Kippur -- which has something to do with why some Jews in New Y ... More >>
Jews are hurling curses at one another in a bitter fight between old-timers and new members over a recruitment drive to save the ailing Sixth Street Community Synagogue in the East Village. At a recent meeting at the 70-year-old shul, congregants were practically throwing bagels and whitefish at on ... More >>
In case you were wondering why all the Orthodox Jewish inmates ended up in the city jail in Manhattan known as the Tombs, where they could enjoy special treatment, we think we have an answer. Supposedly, an inmate is an inmate is an inmate, barring medical and security issues, and the rules say the ... More >>
We keep forgetting that ethnic groups are not just the spices in our multiethnic stew of cliches, they're also voting blocs. When some Jewish groups complained that the Jets were playing two games that observant Jews couldn't attend because of religious holidays -- one on Rosh Hashanah, one too clo ... More >>
This just in: A man is going to jail for a year for stealing Torahs. Twenty-four-year old Eric Giraldo was a janitor at The Jewish Center at Kew Gardens Hills, a synagogue in Queens, when he got the idea that he could make some money by stealing the congregation's Torahs and selling them on the blac ... More >>
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