Hasidic

The Jersey City shooting and the dangers of not taking Hasidim seriously

The ultra-Orthodox community is culturally and visibly different than any other group with whom you normally interact, and therefore our very existence sometimes provokes a wide range of emotions.

By MEYER LABIN
22/12/2019
Hanukkah photography exhibit offers a window into Hasidic Jewish life

The photos in the exhibit offer a window into Hasidic life in the strictly Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, offering an intimate glimpse of men, women and children celebrating the holiday.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
21/12/2019
Ultra-Orthodox Jews
Images of London rabbi's attackers revealed, police seek help

There is also a witness police are trying to find, as her testimony will greatly aid their investigation.

06/12/2019
James Tissot
Gerrer obsession with hassidic manna

How should we understand this apparent obsession with a matter of questionable import? How should we perceive the preponderance of interest in declaring that manna required no blessing?

By LEVI COOPER
28/11/2019
Breakaway Gerrer community claims expulsion and harassment of pupils

Members of the breakaway Gerrer group have claimed that elements in the mainstream Gur community have threatened, and carried out, various forms of retribution against those who have left.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
What we can still learn from the Lubavitcher Rebbe about climate change

Since the Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969, the central debate has been whether humanity should unheedingly reap the bounty of the earth or more carefully consider the impact of our actions.

By PHILIP WEXLER
19/09/2019
Orthodox Jews of the Satmar Hasidim in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York
NY county’s Republican ad warns of a Hasidic ‘takeover’

A Facebook campaign ad from an upstate New York county’s Republican Party has been slammed as anti-Semitic and “deeply disturbing.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
30/08/2019
Followers of ultra-orthodox Jewish rabbi Moses Teitelbaum of the Satmar Hassidim
Housing developers sue New York officials for trying to keep out Hasidic Jews

The developers have asked the court to reverse the town’s building-permit denials for homes that comply with approved plans.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/07/2019
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