7 Killed In Midwood Fire To Be Buried In Israel

Mother and 15-year-old daughter survive after jumping from second story; blaze started by hot plate.

03/20/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family were memorialized by thousands in Borough Park on March 23, the day after they died in a fire that tore through their home in Midwood. They will be buried in Israel, where they lived until two years ago, on March 24.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, with, to his right, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. Getty Images

New Center In Midwood To Promote Diversity

The Bridge is a one-man show for now, but its founder envisions it as belonging to the community.

11/03/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

More than one person attending the recent open house at The Bridge, a new center in Midwood, Brooklyn, devoted to promoting diversity, marveled at what they saw that night.

Guests at the recent open house of The Bridge dance the hora as a Caribbean band and a Chasidic singer belt out "Hava Nagila."

Seeing Red After ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Guardian Angels, in their iconic crimson berets, offer reassurance in Jewish areas.

12/09/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

On the streets of Midwood, Brooklyn, last week all was quiet as a cold, gentle rain fell and pedestrians and motorists went about their business, slowly marching into the weekend.

Curtis Sliwa with fellow Guardian Angels Shaggy Wilfred, left, and  Manuel Colon.  Adam Dickter

Brooklyn’s Newest Jews

Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park and Midwood draw young liberal families who’ve been priced out of Park Slope.
07/30/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

On a recent Wednesday, an ethnically diverse crew of campers returned from a morning swim and clattered downstairs for their daily Israeli dance party.

The Hester kosher supper club draws monthly crowds in Ditmas Park.

Jewish Man Arrested For Swastikas, Harassment

01/16/2012 - 19:00

A Jewish man from Manhattan was arrested for making anti-Semitic phone calls to his mother and other women, and is suspected of painting anti-Semitic graffiti in Brooklyn.

David Haddad, 56, was arrested Sunday for making anti-Semitic phone calls including a Dec. 11  call to his mother in which he said “All Jews should die and go to hell.”

He is also suspected of paining swastikas on apartment doors earlier this month, as well as a graffiti attack in the Midwood neighborhood over the weekend.

Swastikas In Midwood; City Island Shul Burglarized

01/15/2012 - 19:00

Vandals painted swastikas on the garage of a Jewish-owned house on East 5th Street in Midwood last weekend as well as on an apartment building across the street. The words "Die Jews" were also painted on the garage. A building of the Yeshiva of Brooklyn was also vandalized.

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