chasidic communities

Yeshiva Probe — Or Punt?

DOE investigation of 39 chasidic schools relies solely on documents provided by the schools themselves.

08/04/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The city’s plan for investigating the quality of secular instruction at dozens of Brooklyn chasidic yeshivas won’t include site visits and will depend entirely on documents supplied by the yeshivas themselves, The Jewish Week has learned.

Yaffed's most recent billboard, in which the children tell their father they want to study secular subjects. Courtesy of Yaffed

Results Signal Anger At — And Among — Orthodox Jews

Rare ballot initiative seeks to curb political influence of Rockland's growing charedi community.

09/29/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Update, Sept. 30, 11:25 p.m.: According to The Journal News, amid claims of voter confusion and fraud, a judge has ordered the Rockland County Board of Elections to impound all referendum vote ballots. No official results will be released before Oct. 10. 

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A page from a mailing from a group calling itself “Vadd [sic] Lihatzulas Monsey” (Committee to Save Monsey) urging a yes vote.

Beyond 'The Hats': Appreciating The Diversity Of Chasidic New York

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The horrific murder last month of developer Menachem Stark and uproar over the callous media coverage of his life and death has put New York’s chasidic communities again at the center of attention. Whatever the facts established around Mr. Stark’s violent end and business dealings, and apart from the variety of opinions around headlines and protests – and there are sure to be more headlines, there is now a moment to plainly discuss our Hasidic neighbors and their increasingly prominent place in our shared civic life.

Michael Tobman
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