Chasidic Jews

Score For Chasidic Sex Abuse Whistleblower In Forward Suit

Judge allows Sam Kellner's defamation suit against Jewish newspaper to go forward.

02/25/2016 - 13:59

Sam Kellner's defamation suit against The Jewish Daily Forward lives to fight another day.

Sam Kellner with his attorneys, Michael Dowd and Niall MacGiollabhui

Ex-Chassid And App Developer Jumps To Death

Faigy Mayer, who suffered from depression leapt from an NYC rooftop bar Monday night.

07/20/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

In what officials believe to be a suicide, Faigy Mayer, a former Hasidic Jew and app developer jumped to her death on Monday evening at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in the Flatiron District.

Faigy Mayer's Facebook page contains images of happier times. Via

Judge: Upstate Bias Suit Can Proceed

Did Sullivan County towns discriminate against chasidic Jews in housing issue?

06/09/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A real estate developer has “provided detailed and legally sufficient allegations” to suggest that two Sullivan County municipalities “intentionally acted to discriminate against chasidic Jews” when they blocked construction of a 396-unit townhouse marketed to them.

Will Asifa Net Results?

At Citi Field event, signs abounded that the web is deeply ingrained in haredi life.
05/21/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

In Hebrew, English and Yiddish, speaker after speaker inveighed against the evils of the Internet in the most strident of tones before 40,000 haredi men at Citi Field on Sunday night. The Internet was called “a minefield of immorality,” “the opposite of kedusha” [holiness], “shmutz” [filth] and, in the words of Ecclesiastes, “vanity of vanities.”

A crowd of 40,000 haredi men Sunday heard Orthodox leaders inveighing against the Internet. Getty Images

Take Me Out Of The Ballgame

05/21/2012 - 20:00

The notion of 40,000 haredi and chasidic men coming out on a lovely Sunday evening to Citi Field — a sell-out crowd — not to watch a Mets game but to decry the evils of the Internet makes the attendees of this week’s rally an easy target for ridicule to many people. After all, the Internet is a reality, and prayer and preaching won’t make it go away.

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