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How I Escaped Hasidic Judaism and Went From Living on the Streets to Being a Hollywood Actor

Luzer Twersky | Posted 06.15.2016 | World
Luzer Twersky

For most of my life, I believed that all non-Jews hate us and want to kill us.

Unorthodox? Try This: A Young Hasidic Wife Breaks With Her Tradition, Writes Tell-All Book

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"I had to believe everything I was taught, if only to survive," she writes. And what was she taught? In the slow-track classes for girls, nothing very academic, for a girl could realistically have no higher destiny than marriage at 17 and motherhood a year later.

Hasidic Man Burns Neighbor For Not Praying Right

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion

By Aman Ali NEW CITY, NY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A Hasidic Jewish man from New York state pleaded guilty to assault on Tuesday for setting...

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?

Circumcise Me: An Honest Portrayal of Conversion

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Campbell's play isn't solely about his Jewish identity; it's a retelling of the inner struggles that prompted him to go searching and a hilarious recollection of the obstacles he endured while trying to find himself.

Ex-Hasid Pokes Holes in Holy Rollers

Jessica Pilot | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jessica Pilot

"People trust Hasids... I know how this works... In the five years that I studied Yeshiva in London, I was never asked by customs to open my bags," says Luzer Twersky.

Hipsters vs. Hasids: The Battle Over Brooklyn's Bike Lanes

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The war over Williamsburg has taken yet another turn. In response to last week's removal of bike lanes in the traditionally Hasidic neighborhood in...

Brooklyn Hasidic Man Mugged For His $1,200 Fur Hat! | Sabrina Jaszi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A thief stole the fancy holiday hat off a Hasidic man's head on Oct. 2....

What Hipsters Can Learn From Hasids About the Bedford Bike Lane

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nathan Schneider

If bikers had been more courteous on Bedford, there might still be a lane there. The Hasidim probably wouldn't like it at first, but they'd at least tolerate us.

An Interview with Matisyahu, Plus Barbra Streisand and Brian Setzer Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Matisyahu's latest album, Light showcases his young, old soul, further exploring musical territories of both the secular and sacred.