Post Tagged with: "Orthodox Jewish"

Jessica Sanchez (Photo via the FilAm)

Voices in Focus: Updates Galore and a ‘Chinese Food Crisis’ in Brooklyn

Culture, Food April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Updates on the investigation into a controversial circumcision practice, the allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College, and the Chinatown newsstand declared illegal after 35 years; Filipino-American outrage over the near-ouster of Jessica Sanchez from American Idol; and a “Chinese food crisis” in Brooklyn.

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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.

Volunteers pack up food packages at a popup Passover food pantry in Brooklyn (Photo by Claudio Papapietro)

Amid Passover Celebrations, Some Jewish Brooklynites Struggle

Economy, Food April 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Passover, which celebrates a delivery from suffering and slavery, is a festival of feasting and reflection. But for many Jewish Brooklynites, this is not a time of plenty, 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.

Circumcisions are celebrated with aceremonial affair known as a "bris." This bris is not related to the current herpes case. (Photo via Jewish Week)

Circumcision That Transmitted Herpes Not Approved by State

Culture, Health March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

As the Brooklyn District Attorney investigates the September death of an infant who contracted herpes during a controversial circumcision practice, The Jewish Week reported that the New York State Department of Health has not allowed the practice since 2007.

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.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Staten Island installed new windows, paid for by a federal grant.

‘Jewish Earmark’ Anti-Terror Program Sees Cuts After Investigative Report

Crime, Politics February 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

After an article by the Jewish Daily Forward exposed a federal program that helps non-profits prepare for terror attacks as a “Jewish earmark,” the grant program faces deep cuts and changes to its procedures.

Women paramedics will start their own volunteer ambulance corps to tend to Orthodox women patients.

Update: Orthodox Women EMTs to Start Their Own Ambulance Corps

Brooklyn, Health February 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

After their efforts to join Brooklyn’s all-male Orthodox Hatzalah ambulance corps were thwarted, a group of women emergency medical technicians will start their own volunteer ambulance corps, to be called Ezras Nashim.

Avrohom Mondrowitz (left) is in Israel, while Attorney Michael Lesher (right) seeks documents related to his case.

Child Abuse Case Tests the Freedom of Information Law

Brooklyn, Crime, Politics, Religion February 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A decades-long investigation into allegations of child molesting against an Orthodox rabbi has also ignited a battle over New York’s Freedom of Information laws that may have ripple effects nationwide.

High school students went to Albany yesterday to urge support for the DREAM Act.

Voices in Focus: Tragedy in Yonkers, DREAM Act Rallies, and the Torah on Homosexuality

Culture, Education, Immigration, LGBTQ February 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Here’s what’s on our radar this morning from the community and ethnic media.

DA refuses to name Orthodox Jewish sex offenders

Brooklyn, Communities, In the News, Politics December 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

In an apparent policy shift, the District Attorney has stepped up prosecution of child sex abuse cases in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. About 85 people have been charged with sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy over the past three years.

Yocheved Lerner-Miller and other women seek to join the Hatzalah ambulance service.

Orthodox women seek role as EMTs

Brooklyn, Culture December 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

A group of Orthodox Jewish women is agitating to join the ranks of the Brooklyn branch of the Hatzalah, the volunteer ambulance corps born in the Hasidic neighborhoods of the borough that has grown to a worldwide organization.

A woman’s place

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Opinion October 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

In this editorial, the issue of a woman’s place in Jewish-American society is explored and compared to that of the Israeli woman: “Relegating women to the back of the bus, forcing them to walk on separate sidewalks, excising them from all public appearance is not Torah or Talmud. It’s abuseRead More

Orthodox women push limits of modesty

Orthodox women push limits of modesty

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts October 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

A new generation of observant Jewish women wants to obey religious dictates but look sexy, too.