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Lhota Stands By Orthodox Synagogue That Refused Female Reporters Entry

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

During a walking tour of the Borough Park section of Brooklyn Tuesday, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota took some time to stop at the orthodox S...

Anna Sanders

GUILTY | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.09.2012 | New York

His eyes glazed over and his voice a barely audible whisper, Levi Aron pleaded guilty Thursday to abducting, suffocating and dismembering 8-year-old L...

WATCH: Oprah: 'I Was More Hasidic Jew Than I Thought'

Posted 02.09.2012 | Religion

After visiting Hasidic communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a two-part episode on "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah Winfrey sat down for an exclusive interv...

A Great Antidote to Lack of Faith in Government

Brad Lander | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

When offered the opportunity to meet and talk together with neighbors in a collaborative process, and to use shared resources to confront common problems and improve our community, people respond enthusiastically.

The Trauma of Silence: Speaking Out About Orthodox Jewish Child Abuse

Eishes Chayil | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Eishes Chayil

When I first tried to write about abuse in our community, to use the words needed to describe what was happening to so many children, I was firmly told not to.

The Butchering of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 09.13.2011 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Not only is Levi Aron not part of the religious Jewish family, he is not part of the human family. He is a beast of the field, a cold-blooded predator, devoid of any spark of G-d or hint of humanity. He is a man without a soul, a spiritless hominid.

Sonja Sharp

'God Is Crying With Us' | Sonja Sharp | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Sobbing mothers dressed in black crowded the streets of Brooklyn Wednesday night. Many had come from Monsey and New Square, 50 m...

Dismembered Body Of Missing Brooklyn Boy Found

Posted 09.12.2011 | New York

The dismembered body of missing 9-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky was discovered early Wednesday morning in a dumpster outside an autobody shop in...

Paladino, Rabbis And A New Religious Taxonomy

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Curtis Fox

Let me propose that we stop thinking about Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and secularists. Let us instead create a taxonomy of the fundamentalists, the tolerant observant and the enlightened.

Police Crime Reporting Scandal: Now the 66th Precinct?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Did Brooklyn police ignore a citizen's complaint about a flasher who ended up shooting four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol?

Brooklyn Mumps Outbreak: 57 Confirmed Cases In Borough Park | Helen Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

City health officials warned Thursday of an outbreak of the old-fashioned childhood disease mumps in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn....

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.