Post Tagged with: "Crown Heights"

Connor McCrate and Getzy Edelman of Streimel Viking entertain a crowd in Brooklyn. (Photo by Sonja Sharp/DNAinfo)

Ex-Hasidic Death Metal Band Rocks Crown Heights

Culture, Religion, Video May 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

First there was Matisyahu, the Hasidic hip hop and dancehall phenomenon. Now, DNAinfo reports, Crown Heights has Streimel Viking — death metal by way of Orthodox Judaism.

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Jewish School’s Facebook Ban: a Double Standard?

Education, Religion April 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Even as a Crown Heights girls high school associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has banned the use of Facebook among its students, the Orthodox Jewish group has itself been extremely active online and on social media, The Jewish Daily Forward reported.

A memorial to Juan Baten in his family's home had an old photo of him with a friend. (Photo by DNAinfo/Meredith Hoffman)

Voices in Focus: No Facebook For Teens at Brooklyn Orthodox School

Crime, Culture April 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

A Jewish school bans Facebook; the owner of a tortilla factory where a man died after falling into a dough mixer last year has been arrested; training for voter outreach workers; proposed new rules on hazing in the military after the death of Danny Chen; and an editorial offers context on the Trayvon Martin case.

Harvey tolerates some rough-housing from his small human friends. (Photo by The Jewish Week)

Despite Orthodox Distaste for Dogs, Harvey is Mayor of the Block

Brooklyn, Culture March 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

In the Lubavitch Jewish community of Crown Heights, many consider dogs unclean or unsafe to be around. But Harvey, who was once a 9/11 therapy dog, is widely adored by the area’s Lubavitcher children.

Yitzchak Shuchat is pending extradition from Israel, wanted in connection with the attack on a black teen in 2008.

Hate crime charge roils Jewish patrols

Brooklyn, In the News November 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

A hate crime case puts a feud between Jewish groups back in the spotlight.

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