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Views of Hasidic Jewish Community From 1990s Crown Heights Go on Display

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

By Rachel Holliday Smith on October 2, 2014 PROSPECT HEIGHTS — It was simple curiosity that brought Chie Nishio to Crown Heights in the early 1990s. The longtime photographer came to Manhattan from Tokyo in 1969, moving near the Diamond District. There, she remembers seeing Orthodox Jewish men with “long beards and wearing the black hats.” “I was always curious about them,” Nishio, 84, said. When she married a non-observant Jew, she became even more interested in New York’s Jewish . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredi Activist Demands ‘Ten Rights to Be my Mayor’

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By: Jacob Kornbluh Published: June 20th, 2013 Forget about Metztitzah B’peh and school vouchers. We know the Democrats are opposed to vouchers, while some are committed to overturn the Metzitzah B’peh regulation. How about the issues that as at great concern to Orthodox Jews on a daily basis? Alexander Rapaport, a community activist and head of the Masbia organization, penned a list of 10 major concerns that are secondary to issues of Yeshivas and Metzitzah B’peh, as the mayoral candid . >>> READ MORE ...

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