Knockout game

Knockout Comes To Crown Heights

Nerves frayed with wave of anti-chasidic violence.

11/25/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

In recent weeks, an opaque two-line prayer began to jump out from the siddur at Crown Heights chasidim: “Al tirah,” “Don’t be afraid of sudden terror when it comes,” for come it will.

Crown Heights has fallen victim to the national 'knockout' phenomenon of random street violence. Michael Datikash

Chanukah, Coney Island, Knockouts And Iran

11/24/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It was one of those perfect Chanukah days, with my brother and I getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to Kosher Country for hot dogs, when we heard "Dirty Jews!"

Before we had a chance to react in anger or fear, the two screamers were running full speed in the other direction.

Reuven Kahane
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