Antisemitism

Courts

Clarkstown paid Haredi girls’ school $200,000 to settle discrimination lawsuit

The girls' school Ateres Bais Yaakov had sued the town of Clarkstown for religious discrimination after the town prevented the purchase of a former church property in Nanuet

Antisemitism

Antisemitism toward Haredim discussed at ADL’s ‘NeverIsNow’ summit, but few Haredi leaders in attendance

At the annual conference, held at New York’s Javits Center, panelists spoke of the unique challenges with antisemitism faced by Haredim, whose Jewishness is highly visible

Chabad

Chabad group draws thousands of teens to sing, dance, and celebrate Jewish pride in Times Square

Headlined by popular singer Gad Elbaz, the event drew an energetic youthful crowd to express a joyful sense of Jewish belonging

Yeshivas

New Agudah billboards suggest Haredi yeshivas teach children to be proud Americans

In the latest installment in its ongoing “KnowUs” campaign, Agudah’s ads over Times Square and several New York City highways say yeshivas won’t teach boys to “hate America”

Antisemitism

NYS Attorney General Letitia James meets with Rockland Haredi leaders to discuss antisemitism, mental health

“Because of your leadership,” said Mona Montal, Ramapo town supervisor’s Chief of Staff, "we can stand proud and say, ‘We’re not afraid to be Jewish.’”

Abuse

Sinister ploy by conspiracy theorist filmmaker targets activist and victim of child sexual abuse

Manny Waks, a renowned Jewish activist, gave a moving interview on camera about his experiences as a victim of child sexual abuse. The filmmakers used it to advance a lie about the 770 excavations

Antisemitism

Chabad rabbi Shmuel Gancz delivers invocation at New York State Senate

Gancz, who is the director of Chabad of Suffern, was invited by state senator Bill Weber, and reminded legislators of their duty to fight hatred and antisemitism

Antisemitism

Judge finds Monsey stabbing suspect still unfit to stand trial

Grafton Thomas, who is accused of attacking five Hasidic men with a machete, had been charged with second-degree murder and committing a federal hate crime

Chabad

The tunnel mayhem at 770 was bizarre. Some of the reactions were even more so

From the antisemitic to the earnest to the comedic, it was a field day for all — including, apparently, those who got arrested

Politics

Hochul proposes expanding list of hate crime offenses following sharp rise in antisemitism after Oct. 7

All forms of first-degree rape, gang assault, graffiti, arson, and more will now be eligible for prosecution as hate crimes