Post Tagged with: "Hasidic"

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal at the Masbia soup kitchen in 2009 (Photo courtesy of Masbia via The Forward)

Boro Park Mourns Death of ‘Last Holocaust-Era Rebbe’

Jewish April 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, a revered figure in the Hasidic community, died at the age of 95, reports The Forward.

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, founder of The Aliya Institute, which works with at-risk youths in the Lubavitch Crown Heights Community, holds a naloxone kit. Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

Facing Addiction in the Hasidic Community

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

Kings County Politics reports on efforts by community leaders in Crown Heights to educate the Orthodox Jewish community about dealing with opioid addiction and how to reverse overdoses with naloxone.

Shimon Waronker will become the superintendent of Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall (Photo by Jessica Huseman via The Forward)

Hasidic Educator to Run Hempstead Schools

Education, Jewish, Long Island May 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

The Forward interviews Shimon Waronker, a Hasidic Jew originally from Chile, who will become the superintendent of the Hempstead Union Free School District in the fall.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.

Rachel Freier (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf via Brooklyn Paper)

First Hasidic Woman to Take the Bench in NYS

Brooklyn, Government, Jewish September 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Rachel “Ruchie” Freier speaks to Brooklyn Paper about being the first female Hasidic judge in New York state.

Walking dogs is Gedalya Gottenger's labor of love. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Williamsburg Man Defends His Love for Dogs

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

One Hasidic Jew turns his love for dogs into a dog walking service despite a long-standing fear of them in his community, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’

Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’

Featured Posts, Jewish, Video January 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Two Hasidic women form the alternative rock band “Bulletproof Stockings” performing at venues around New York.

Among the kosher toys found at Wise Buys are Totty Mentchees action figures. (Photo by Kristen Clark via The Forward)

A Hasidic Toy Store Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, In the News, Jewish March 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

At Wise Buys, which serves an ultra-Orthodox customer base, Barbie and SpongeBob are nowhere in sight. The Jewish Daily Forward profiles its owner, Samuel Lipschitz.

Fashion Over Biking by Áine Pennello

Do Beards a Biker Make?

Featured Posts, Jewish, Video, Voices' Picks March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

In Williamsburg, cycling advocates try to win over Hasidic Jews to the joys of biking.

Yuda Schlass makes his $15 sandwiches in his kitchen. (Photo by Helen Chernikoff via The Jewish Week)

Hipster and Hasid in Edible Harmony

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish January 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Yuda Schlass runs the Hassid+Hipster sandwich shop, one of several eateries in Brooklyn that intertwine the two iconic subcultures of the borough, reports The Jewish Week.

Sander’s Bakery on Lee Avenue, the heart of the Williamsburg Hasidic community. Sander’s is one of seven stores whose mandatory dress codes were challenged by the city Human Rights Commission. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

City Drops Suit Against Brooklyn’s Hasidic Stores

Brooklyn, Business, Jewish, Religion January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic stores in Brooklyn that posted a dress code for shoppers after a judge ruled in favor of the businesses, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.

Some of Thompson's Jewish supporters remain undecided about whether to give their vote to de Blasio or Lhota. (Photos by Heather Martino and Jehangir Khattak)

Who Will Win Thompson’s Jewish Backers?

Elections 2013, Politics, Religion September 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Many in the Jewish community had thrown their support behind Bill Thompson in the primaries. Now that the former comptroller has conceded, it doesn’t automatically mean they’re going for Bill de Blasio, finds The Jewish Week.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis)

Orthodox Jews Split on Mayoral Candidates

Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Religion September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Orthodox Jewish issues are getting more attention but the Brooklyn community is split over who to support.