Hasidic Man Latest ‘Knockout’ Victim

Eli Leidner, 26, was punched in the face in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night

NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

Suspect Detained in Mezuzah Burning Incident

He’s got quite a record

Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

Tough Jews

The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks

Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

Watchmen: The Shomrim Who Patrol Orthodox Brooklyn

Shomrim—controversial Jewish neighborhood watch groups—patrol the Orthodox enclaves of Brooklyn, where safety’s battles are fought along exclusive ethnic and community lines

Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

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