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Opinion: Outremont sukkah battle is the latest case of harassment of Hasidim

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette More from Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: November 19, 2014Last Updated: November 19, 2014 In 2011, Outremont councillor Céline Forget lobbied to block the renovation of a Mile End synagogue. She and blogger Pierre Lacerte went door to door in both neighbourhoods for months and rallied enough signatures to call for a referendum. Their organizing paid off and in June, when the votes were counted, declared victory. But as a Ha . >>> READ MORE ...

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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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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

By JOSEPH BERGER  SEPT. 13, 2014 [caption id="attachment_1168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reading the Holy Scrolls[/caption] FOR generations, American Jews, and particularly Jewish New Yorkers, have largely been identified as ardent liberals. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe formed a substantial core of early 20th-century progressives and socialists. More recently, 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusias . >>> READ MORE ...

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An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

An Inside Look The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in an ever changing world; a life . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilwoman Blames ‘Knockout’ Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish communit . >>> READ MORE ...

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Williamsburg – Aronim Spin on the Election Turnout

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Michael Tobman, the PR guy hired by the Aronite (Aronem) sect of Satmar, released the following statement: Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election provided clear evidence of the growing prominence of the Aaroni faction of Satmar Hasidim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Satmar community has, in recent years, been split between followers of two dynastic brothers, Rabbi Zalman and Rabbi Aaron. Historically, Williamsburg has been a Rabbi Zalman base while the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel outsi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ignorance and Obliviousness

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox New York City’s mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention is being paid to the increasing political influence of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish sects of Brooklyn. Like their counterparts in Israel, New York’s Hasidim have rebounded from the decimation of World War II. They were nearly wiped out by the Nazi genocide, but their numbers have swelled in the generations since, due to religious and cultural teach . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fear of taxes, or of Hasidim?

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Proposed school for girls raises tax worry for Pine Bush district By Steve Israel Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 08/27/13 BLOOMINGBURG — The school district says a proposed private school for girls would mean higher taxes for thousands. The school’s developer, Shalom Lamm, says the school — to serve his proposed 396-townhouse development in Bloomingburg — would actually be a boon to the taxpayers of the Pine Bush School District. And some fear that the school is more . >>> READ MORE ...

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