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News and updates about Crown Heights

Crown Heights Rabbis call for prayers against secular studies

Community leaders have asked all parents of students in Crown Heights haredi institutions to recite additional chapters of Psalms ahead of a court ruling on whether the schools must teach secular studies.

Crown Heights Rabbis call for prayers against secular studies

Orthodox woman punched in the head in Crown Heights

Chabad woman assaulted by African American man who punched her without provocation as she stood on a Brooklyn street corner.

Orthodox woman punched in the head in Crown Heights

Report:

Chabad students hired migrants to build tunnel

Members of the congregation describe how the project began with a handful of students and grew with donations from the congregation.

Chabad students hired migrants to build tunnel

NYC engineers:

Tunnel at 770 undermined stability of 2 buildings

Tunnel at Chabad headquarters stretches 60 feet, NYC investigators discover.

Tunnel at 770 undermined stability of 2 buildings

Crown Heights: 12 arrested in brawl at 770

Twelve arrested as fracas breaks out over tunnel at Chabad headquarters.

Crown Heights: 12 arrested in brawl at 770

Riot at 770 as police seal secret tunnel

Chabad worshipers violently clashed with police who attempted to seal a tunnel dug under the historic 770 synagogue.

Riot at 770 as police seal secret tunnel

Outrage in Chabad:

Tunnel discovered under Chabad Headquarters

Chabad discovered a tunnel under the Hasidic World Center in Crown Heights. It was decided to close the women's section above the tunnel.

Tunnel discovered under Chabad Headquarters

Street with yeshiva renamed 'Tomchei Temimim Way'

New street name reflects far-reaching impact of Lubavitcher Yeshiva, dean says.

Street with yeshiva renamed 'Tomchei Temimim Way'

On Shabbat:

Anti-Israel protest to be held in Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood

Jewish residents advised to stay off the streets as 'Flood Brooklyn for Gaza' protest marches through Crown Heights to Chuck Schumer's home.

Anti-Israel protest to be held in Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood

Father-in-law of Jewish music star passes away

Famed Jewish singer Avraham Fried's father-in-law passed away today in Crown Heights.

Father-in-law of Jewish music star passes away

Crown Heights: Man pulls gun on Lubavitcher - and escapes

Police searching for suspect after African-American man pulls gun on Chabad-Lubavitch hasid driving next to him.

Crown Heights: Man pulls gun on Lubavitcher - and escapes

Friend of NYC stabbing victim:

'We will not surrender. The stabbing was antisemitic'

A friend of the Chabad hassid who was stabbed by unknown assailants in Brooklyn on Friday speaks with INN about the incident.

'We will not surrender. The stabbing was antisemitic'

Crown heights robbery

Reward offered after men hold kosher pizzeria owner at gunpoint

Suspects wanted for robbery of Crown Heights kosher restaurant in which owner forced to lie on floor while thieves make off with valuables.

Reward offered after men hold kosher pizzeria owner at gunpoint

Vandal smashing car windows in Jewish area of Brooklyn arrested

Suspect who went on car vandalism spree with iron bar in Crown Heights now in police custody with help from Shomrim.

Vandal smashing car windows in Jewish area of Brooklyn arrested

Teen who broke Jewish boy’s nose in NYC gang attack arrested

Suspect is fourth member of masked gang to be arrested for unprovoked attack on two Jewish teens on Crown Heights street.

Teen who broke Jewish boy’s nose in NYC gang attack arrested

Two Brooklyn Jews attacked with pepper spray by antisemite

Two Brooklyn Jews attacked with pepper spray by antisemite

Brooklyn:

Woman arrested for punching Jewish man in face, hurling abuse

Orthodox victim accosted in Brooklyn store by woman demanding money who punches him repeatedly in the face.

Woman arrested for punching Jewish man in face, hurling abuse

Teen charged for violent muggings of Crown Heights Jewish boys

16-year-old was one of 5 teens who viciously robbed and assaulted Jewish boys walking down Brooklyn street.

Teen charged for violent muggings of Crown Heights Jewish boys

Massive fire engulfs first floor of Crown Heights apt building

Trapped residents rescued on ladders by firefighters as they work to get evening blaze under control with help from Hatzalah and Shomrim.

Massive fire engulfs first floor of Crown Heights apt building

Crown Heights hate crime:

Jewish man viciously beaten after minor car accident

Antisemite punches and chokes victim, sending him to hospital with serious injuries.

Jewish man viciously beaten after minor car accident

Crown Heights Jewish man brutally punched in the head

Orthodox man victim of unprovoked vicious early morning assault in Brooklyn.

Crown Heights Jewish man brutally punched in the head

Brooklyn:

Teens with knife attempt to rob Jews in Crown Heights

Group of teens brandishing knife attempt to rob Jewish residents of Brooklyn.

Teens with knife attempt to rob Jews in Crown Heights

Jewish woman assaulted near Crown Heights subway station

Shomrim pursues man who grabbed and pushed victim but NYPD does not make arrest.

Jewish woman assaulted near Crown Heights subway station

Teen gang attacks Jewish boys in Crown Heights

Group of teens also harasses Jewish couple and woman walking alone.

Teen gang attacks Jewish boys in Crown Heights

Masked teen gang attacks Crown Heights Jewish man

Group of teens accosts Jewish man in Brooklyn, throwing object at him.

Masked teen gang attacks Crown Heights Jewish man

Brooklyn:

Jewish girls spat on by antisemite in Crown Heights

Young Jewish girls on their way to school verbally assaulted by assailant in Brooklyn.

Jewish girls spat on by antisemite in Crown Heights

Brooklyn:

Jewish woman slapped by laughing teens after entering store

Yet another brazen unprovoked antisemitic assault takes place in Brooklyn.

Jewish woman slapped by laughing teens after entering store

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Car rams into Jewish man in Brooklyn

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an incident in which a vehicle hit a Chassidic pedestrian on Friday in Crown Heights.

Car rams into Jewish man in Brooklyn

Lee Zeldin slams antisemitic attacks on New York Jews

Speaking in Crown Heights, Rep. Zeldin denounces growing antisemitism facing community in recent years.

Lee Zeldin slams antisemitic attacks on New York Jews

Arrest made in brutal beating of Crown Heights Jewish man

Driver who was beaten by gang with 5-year old son in car finally sees justice as one of the suspects arrested.

Arrest made in brutal beating of Crown Heights Jewish man

Brooklyn:

Jewish man assaulted in Crown Heights

Orthodox Jewish man assaulted in his car in Crown Heights in the presence of his five-year-old son.

Jewish man assaulted in Crown Heights

Former NYPD deputy chief, friend of Jewish community, dies at 64

Retired NYPD deputy chief was known for close relationship with Jewish community, and for working with volunteer Jewish organizations in NY.

Former NYPD deputy chief, friend of Jewish community, dies at 64

Jewish man assaulted with metal cane in Brooklyn

Jewish man repeatedly hit in head by man wielding metal cane in possible hate crime attack.

Jewish man assaulted with metal cane in Brooklyn

ADL offers $5,000 reward following attack in Crown Heights

Anti-Defamation League offers reward for info on assailant who attacked 21-year-old hasidic man in Brooklyn.

ADL offers $5,000 reward following attack in Crown Heights

Jewish man randomly punched in the nose in Brooklyn

Jewish man was punched in the nose in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn by man who crossed the street and allegedly attacked him.

Jewish man randomly punched in the nose in Brooklyn

The walls of this home would speak in Yiddish

If the walls in this Crown Heights house could talk, they’d speak Yiddish.

The walls of this home would speak in Yiddish

Anti-vaccine group places unapproved ads at New York bus stop

An anti-vaccine ad by an Orthodox group briefly took over a Crown Heights bus stop.

Anti-vaccine group places unapproved ads at New York bus stop

Lubavitcher Rebbe's doctor, Moshe Feldman, dies at 80

Crown Heights doctor who treated Rabbi Menachem Mendeel Schneerson for years dies at age 80.

Lubavitcher Rebbe's doctor, Moshe Feldman, dies at 80

Brooklyn Jewish woman asked ‘Are you a Jew?’ and then slapped

Assault of Jewish woman is the latest in a string of recent anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Jewish woman asked ‘Are you a Jew?’ and then slapped

Jewish man punched in the face by group of men in Crown Heights

Visibly Jewish man was accosted by five men, one of whom punched him in the face and called him an anti-Semitic slur.

Jewish man punched in the face by group of men in Crown Heights

NYPD searching for man who assaulted pregnant Jewish woman

New York City police looking for 40-year old assailant who attacked pregnant Jewish woman in Crown Heights.

NYPD searching for man who assaulted pregnant Jewish woman

Jewish man hit in head by projectile fired from car in Brooklyn

NYPD searching for three suspects after Jewish man hit in head by unknown projectile in Crown Heights, New York.

Jewish man hit in head by projectile fired from car in Brooklyn

Man arrested after anti-Semitic spitting attack in Crown Heights

A Jewish woman on her way to pick up her son at the bus stop was spit on by a man who yelled anti-Semitic slurs at her.

Man arrested after anti-Semitic spitting attack in Crown Heights

Yeshiva student shot with BB gun in Brooklyn

Lubavitcher yeshiva student shot in drive-by BB gun shooting in Crown Heights.

Yeshiva student shot with BB gun in Brooklyn

50 stunning scenes from holiday preparations in Crown Heights

Photographer Haim Twito documented the sale of the Four Species in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, ahead of the holiday of Sukkot.

50 stunning scenes from holiday preparations in Crown Heights

NYPD probe anti-Semitic assault in Crown Heights

'F***ing Jew, I'm going to kill you.' Member of Chabad movement attacked in Brooklyn by man who threatened to murder him.

NYPD probe anti-Semitic assault in Crown Heights

The 30th anniversary of the Crown Heights Pogrom

False narrative written about the Crown Heights Pogrom was being told once again as we observed its 30th anniversary on August 19th. Op-ed.

The 30th anniversary of the Crown Heights Pogrom

Rabbi Pinchas Korf, longtime educator, passes away at 86

Chabad-Lubavitch community mourns the passing of famed 'mashpia' Rabbi Pinchas Korf, whose health deteriorated following COVID-19 infection.

Rabbi Pinchas Korf, longtime educator, passes away at 86

Crown Heights community reaffirms support for Eric Adams

After 14-second video circulates with out of context clip attempting to change community's mind, umbrella group doubles down on endorsement.

Crown Heights community reaffirms support for Eric Adams

Chabad throws support behind Eric Adams for Mayor of NYC

Crown Heights community endorsed long-time supporter of NYC's Jews, others expected to follow lead.

Chabad throws support behind Eric Adams for Mayor of NYC

Spectacular Photographs: Crown Heights covered in snow

As heavy snowstorm hits New York, Chabad photographer Haim Touito documents the streets of Crown Heights covered in snow.

Spectacular Photographs: Crown Heights covered in snow

Watch: Stabbing attempt in Crown Heights

Video on social media shows attempted stabbing of Jew this past Saturday night. Police searching for suspect.

Watch: Stabbing attempt in Crown Heights

Crown Heights celebration canceled, truck will carry the music

“We are doing it this year on a truck with music and singers on it. People at home will be able to come out of their houses to enjoy.”

Crown Heights celebration canceled, truck will carry the music

On the eve of Gimmel Tammuz: Searching for the Word of Hashem

3 Tammuz, is the Lubavitcher Rebbe's 26th Yom Hillula: "It is forbidden to relinquish any part of Israel to a Gentile, no matter how small."

On the eve of Gimmel Tammuz: Searching for the Word of Hashem

Riots, the Rebbe, and the Mayor

Mayor of New York, David Dinkins visited the Rebbe after the 1991 race riots that victimized Jews. Here is their conversation.

Riots, the Rebbe, and the Mayor

Watch: Jews cheer and salute NYPD in Crown Heights

Jews cheer and salute the NYPD as hundreds of officers walk past Chabad World Headquarters.

Watch: Jews cheer and salute NYPD in Crown Heights

Reporting from coronavirus-stricken Crown Heights

Crown Heights resident David Cromby says that almost every home has someone infected and tells of special Torah scroll being written.

Reporting from coronavirus-stricken Crown Heights

Watch: A wedding in the streets of Crown Heights

Young couple leaves roof of convertible open so that community members can stand on their porches, wave, and offer congratulations.

Watch: A wedding in the streets of Crown Heights

770 completely closed for first time in history

Lubavitch rabbis close Chabad world HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway after coronavirus cases discovered in Crown Heights.

770 completely closed for first time in history

The Land of Israel is in danger!

The Land of Israel is in danger!