It’s Thursday morning in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and Rachel, a 37 year-old Hasidic mother of nine, is preparing for Shabbat. Amid the sounds of chopping and her toddler daughter’s coughs, she explains that she’s been on food stamps for over a decade.
“When I was growing up, the definition of a Jewish neighborhood was a neighborhood that had a kosher bakery, a kosher butcher,” said Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer at Orthodox Union Kosher. “Now, the definition of a Jewish neighborhood is that they have a kosher pizza shop.”
A Rabbi, an Imam, and a Pastor Walk Into a Museum…
November 14, 2017
New York City is known for its unexpected encounters, from subway meet-cutes to celebrity spottings. In an ongoing speaker series for the Museum of the City of New York, journalist Sarah Maslin Nir hopes to recreate these “only-in-New-York” moments and the conversations that arise from them
Sophia, Saudi Arabia’s newest citizen, falls short of the requirements on several fronts: she doesn’t speak Arabic, nor does she give any indication of practicing Islam. But her most glaring violation falls under Article 10, “the term of having normal body and intellect.”
As Neo-Nazis Threaten Chaos in Florida, Jewish Students Stay Strong
October 19, 2017
In advance of Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida, neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer advised its followers to target the Lubavitch Chabad Center on campus. Calling Spencer “our hero,” the site’s founder Andrew Anglin included a screenshot of the Chabad center’s location on Google Maps.