A Rabbi’s Christmas

A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations

Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

Not The Only Word She’ll Need to Learn

Accused Kletzky killer’s lawyer is new to the neighborhood

Abuses

Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse.

Unmolested

An accused pedophile from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn has never faced trial, thanks in part to a D.A. who had political reasons not to pursue the case

Bloomberg and Kelly Pay Shivah Call

Community rallies around the mourning Kletzkys

A Community To Be Proud Of, a Death To Mourn

Leiby Kletzky prompted Hasidic community’s finest, saddest hours

Too Cool

Seduced by lower rents and edgy bars, a former Hasid moves to hipster Brooklyn. But what he gains in nightlife, he loses in camaraderie. What happened to nosy neighbors?

Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?

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