Post Tagged with: "Borough Park"

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.

Photographer Avi Kaye in Boro Park. (Photo by Eli Wohl via The Forward)

The Orthodox Street Photographer of Boro Park

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish March 11, 2019 at 11:58 am

The Forward profiles a photographer setting out to document everyday Hasidic life in Boro Park.

Simcha Eichenstein (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

After Hikind: a New Assemblymember in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

State Assembly candidate Simcha Eichenstein, who is expected to succeed longtime incumbent Dov Hikind, speaks to Kings County Politics about the yeshiva education system and confronting stereotypes.

A still of Yeger making cotton candy from an anti-Yeger video. Find out more from The Forward. (Photo from WhatsApp via The Forward)

A Social Media ‘War’ in Yiddish Over Boro Park Race

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Jewish November 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The Forward reports on the “underground Yiddish war” involving memes and “diss tracks” taking place on WhatsApp between supporters of City Council candidates Kalman Yeger and Yoni Hikind.

Sara Seidman, wife of Dr. Hillel Seidman, seen here talking to school children about a cloth (displayed) upon which her husband wrote a plea for rescue and which was smuggled out of the Vittel internment camp. Dr. Seidman was an archivist, researcher, and author. He kept a diary (also in this exhibition) chronicling the final days of the Warsaw Ghetto. (Photo via the Amud Aish Facebook page)

A Holocaust Museum for Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Jewish July 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center will be the first Holocaust museum in Brooklyn when it fully opens. Unlike the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Amud Aish approaches the Holocaust from the perspective of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, reports Tablet.

Boro Park (Photo by Robert S, Creative Commons license)

Grocery Stores and Newspapers at Odds in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Jewish, Media January 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

A dispute between grocery stores and Orthodox Jewish publications in Boro Park has publishers turning to alternative means of distribution in a community where newspapers are flourishing. The Forward takes a look at the conflict.

St. Frances de Chantal in Borough Park (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Churches and Their Communities

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Metro Area, New York, Queens, Religion March 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Polish churches in the tri-state area have seen the number of parishioners shrink, but they remain a lively part of their communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Sheia Goldstein (Photos by Jake Becker for  Voices of NY)

In Borough Park, Ex-Convict Remakes His Life

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Jewish, Voices' Picks December 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Ex-convict Sheia Goldstein attempts to construct a new, observant life in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

From left: Ezras Nashim Director Rachel Freier, Ezras Nashim Director of Operations (and labor coach) Yitty Mandel, and Bramson ORT student Kristina Dubinskaya. (Photos courtesy of Rachel Freier via The Tablet)

All-Female EMT Teams for Boro Park

Brooklyn, Health, In the News, Jewish May 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

A 20-member team of Orthodox Jewish female EMTs will soon be available to women in the community in order to follow customs of modesty and gender separation, Tablet reports.

Mafia controls street vendors in Queens (photo by :  Archivo/La Opinión)

Hats Off to 65-Year-Old Brooklyn Store

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, Religion, Voices' Picks June 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Bencraft Hatters, of Williamsburg and Boro Park, supplies a wide variety of hats to a diverse clientele, from hipsters to the Lubavitch community. A video by the Jewish Daily Forward offers a glimpse into this family business that’s not having trouble finding customers.

Senator Storobin greets a passerby in front of his Brooklyn District Office on Avenue U. ( Photo by Laurent Y.Peter via TheBrooklynInk)

In Brooklyn’s ‘Super Jewish’ District, Storobin Courts Fellow Russians

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, Politics September 5, 2012 at 10:04 am

The Brooklyn Ink offered a glimpse into the campaign of David Storobin, the Republican incumbent state Senator from Brooklyn’s District 27, who is running for re-election barely six months after he narrowly won a special election to replace disgraced state senator Carl Kruger.

(Photo by Josh Nathan-Kazis/Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Patrol Seeks to Block Police Access to Security Camera Footage

Brooklyn, Crime August 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Even as the state prepares to set up a $1 million security camera system in Boro Park, the head of an Orthodox Jewish security force has argued for blocking the New York City Police Department from direct access to footage from the cameras, reported the Jewish Daily Forward.