Brooklyn

Education

Departing YAFFED director says work ‘triggered’ her and ‘made rest almost impossible’

Beatrice Weber is the mother of 10 children who attended Hasidic schools.

Williamsburg

Double sinks, stroller rooms: New affordable housing lottery launched for previously controversial development

The Broadway Triangle is a section of Brooklyn where Hasidic Williamsburg meets with historically Black Bed-Stuy and historically Latino Bushwick.

Get refusal

Kalman Yeger withheld get, demanded ex-wife sign ‘draconian’ nondisclosure agreement

On Election Day, following social media pressure, Yeger’s ex-wife finally got her Jewish divorce.

Elections

Yeger, Wieder clear major hurdle in paths to Albany

The candidates are running to represent assembly districts in Brooklyn and Rockland.

Borough Park

Dispute over historic Borough Park synagogue continues in new lawsuit

World Chabad Lubavitch is asking the Brooklyn supreme court to invalidate a beth din decision allowing the property to be sold.

Antisemitism

Arrest made in attempted ramming attack on Hasidic yeshiva students

Asghar Ali charged with attempted murder as a hate crime and yelling antisemitic slurs.

Williamsburg

New Williamsburg public school program seeks to combat antisemitism, other prejudice

Students will learn “the histories of Puerto Rican and Dominican and African American and Satmar migration” to the area.

Brooklyn

NYC Mayor's Hasidic senior advisor Joel Eisdorfer eyes lobbying job

“What they’re doing is cashing in on their access to the mayor and City Hall,” one activist told the New York Daily News.

Music

Future of legendary Hasidic cantor at storied synagogue uncertain after injury

Over a six-decade career, Cantor Benzion Miller has been one of the last vestiges of cantorial music’s golden age, his synagogue services one of the best-kept secrets in the city’s Jewish musical life

Borough Park

Second teen suicide in under three weeks rocks Brooklyn Hasidic community

In a tearful eulogy, Satmar rebbe of Williamsburg, Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, called on the community to reflect on these tragedies, and for each community member to also “make an individual accounting” on what must be done to prevent such incidents

Music

AUDIO FEATURE: Hasidic artists in Brooklyn bring the golden age of cantorial music into the digital age

A new book by Jeremiah Lockwood, a musician and Jewish Studies scholar, explores the world of young Hasidic cantorial artists, who have mastered the vocal techniques of the great cantors of a century ago

Israel

U.S. Haredi leadership find consensus in lamenting Israel’s yeshiva draft changes

Leading Satmar newspapers decried the change using dramatic headlines and heated rhetoric, while the Agudah called the new rules a “war on the Torah”