The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

Did the Rebbe Identify Himself as the Messiah—and What Do His Hasidim Believe Today?

Twenty years after his death, the legacy of the Lubavitcher leader—‘the Prince of our generation’—is still a matter of heated debate

Hasidic-Owned Businesses Settle With NYC Human Rights Commission

Will change their modesty signs into something a bit more comfortable

Religious Labor

Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work

Breaking From Hasidism, Online

Exploring the Internet led me to knowledge, questions, and, ultimately, leaving the Hasidism I’d grown up with

Baltimore’s Hasidim Are Made of Sterner Stuff

How the traditionally Orthodox beat the heat

Daybreak: Hasidim Condemn Abuse Snitching

Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news

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

Sundown: Winning the Flotilla

Plus the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more

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?

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