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News and updates about Borough Park

Jewish couple stabbed to death, son in custody

Boro Park residents Jacob and Rachel Sperber were stabbed on Saturday night and were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police arrested their son, who is said to be 'disturbed,' at the scene.

Jewish couple stabbed to death, son in custody

Children evacuated from collapsed NYC inflatable Passover ride

First responders evacuate children from inflatable ride at NYC Passover amusement park after it malfunctions.

Children evacuated from collapsed NYC inflatable Passover ride

Gang attacks Jewish man in Brooklyn, knocks his hat off

Borough Park Orthodox man followed by four men who assault him.

Gang attacks Jewish man in Brooklyn, knocks his hat off

A hometown reverie - a day in Borough Park

My childhood neighborhood has changed completely - and I like it. It is like entering a live story by a great Yiddish writer. Op-ed.

A hometown reverie - a day in Borough Park

Borough Park synagogue window smashed with rocks

Two young boys caught on video smashing main window of Borough Park synagogue with two rocks, leading to hate crime investigation.

Borough Park synagogue window smashed with rocks

Haredi pilot escapes burning plane

Pilot from the Borough Park manages to escape single engine plane engulfed in flames on taxiway, but suffers serious burns.

Haredi pilot escapes burning plane

Bobov hasidim to endorse Bill de Blasio for Congress?

Bill de Blasio seeks forgiveness in bid for Orthodox votes in Borough Park.

Bobov hasidim to endorse Bill de Blasio for Congress?

Jewish woman charged with painting swastikas on NY bus stop

NYC Jewish woman charged with hate crime for allegedly spray painting swastika on a sign advocating fighting antisemitism.

Jewish woman charged with painting swastikas on NY bus stop

NYC tow truck driver fired for hurling antisemitic abuse at Jews

Jews in Borough Park verbally assaulted by tow truck driver after he was unable to back into a driveway to tow a vehicle.

NYC tow truck driver fired for hurling antisemitic abuse at Jews

Man waving machete threatens Brooklyn Jewish community

Man waving a machete in Borough Park was arrested for making threats against the Brooklyn Jewish community.

Man waving machete threatens Brooklyn Jewish community

Swastikas scrawled in Boro Park playground

Two swastikas found scrawled in park in the heart of a predominantly Orthodox Jews section of Brooklyn.

Swastikas scrawled in Boro Park playground

Hasidic leader urges teachers in Brooklyn yeshiva to get vaccine

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, leader of the Belz Hasidic sect in Israel, urges teachers at new Belz school in Borough Park to get vaccinated.

Hasidic leader urges teachers in Brooklyn yeshiva to get vaccine

Rabbi Pinto at a hasidic 'tisch' in Borough Park

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto joins hasidic 'tisch,' holds audiences in New York's Borough Park neighborhood.

Rabbi Pinto at a hasidic 'tisch' in Borough Park

Elderly Jewish plumber knocked to the ground in Borough Park

NYPD and Boro Park Shomrim searching for shirtless man who slapped elderly Jewish man in the face hard enough to knock him to the ground.

Elderly Jewish plumber knocked to the ground in Borough Park

Suspect arrested for stealing 7-year old Jewish boy's e-scooter

Seven-time felon allegedly stole $500 scooter and sold it for $100 to buy drugs.

Suspect arrested for stealing 7-year old Jewish boy's e-scooter

Thief steals e-scooter from six-year old Jewish boy in Brooklyn

Story has happy ending when NYPD and community leaders gift the now 7-year old with a new scooter and helmet. Thief is still on the loose.

Thief steals e-scooter from six-year old Jewish boy in Brooklyn

NYC radio host Heshy Tischler assaulted by pro-Palestinian men

In front of Borough Park home, Tischler attacked by two men who he recognizes from a protest, one of them punches him twice in the face.

NYC radio host Heshy Tischler assaulted by pro-Palestinian men

Suspect arrested in Brooklyn yeshiva, synagogue arson

Man also accused of assaulting Hasidic man several hours after starting yeshiva fire.

Suspect arrested in Brooklyn yeshiva, synagogue arson

Woman breaks into Brooklyn yeshiva, eats, steals $180 of food

Hungry thief breaks into Borough Park yeshiva at beginning of Shabbat. Police searching for perpetrator.

Woman breaks into Brooklyn yeshiva, eats, steals $180 of food

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Hundreds of men pack into Brooklyn study hall and street for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral.

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Borough park synagogue goes up in flames

Mother of New York State Senator Simcha Felder among those rescued from synagogue fire.

Borough park synagogue goes up in flames

Lockdown in Borough Park

The coronavirus needs to be brought under control, but there has to be a fair method to the madness. Op-ed.

Lockdown in Borough Park

Journalist's father expresses 'horror and disgust' at attacks

Yitzchok Kornbluh, father of journalist who alerted police of prayer gathering: His agenda was to alert authorities, prevent further deaths.

Journalist's father expresses 'horror and disgust' at attacks

Brooklyn activist Heshy Tischler arrested over lockdown protest

Orthodox Jewish activist Heshy Tischler arrested following Borough Park anti-lockdown demonstration. Supporters mob journalist's home.

Brooklyn activist Heshy Tischler arrested over lockdown protest

Borough Park protests Cuomo's lockdown restrictions

New York City Jewish community protests new lockdown restrictions imposed by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio.

Borough Park protests Cuomo's lockdown restrictions

'We will fix response to disgusting attack on Jewish reporter'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is unsatisfied with police response to assault on Orthodox reporter covering Brooklyn protest.

'We will fix response to disgusting attack on Jewish reporter'

Brooklyn: Anti-lockdown mob beats fellow hasidic Jew

Protesters call Jewish man filming protest a "snitch," beat him and leave him in critical condition during protest against NY restrictions.

Brooklyn: Anti-lockdown mob beats fellow hasidic Jew

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn protest against COVID crackdown

Protesters torch masks in Borough Park demonstration against New York's crackdown on neighborhoods with high coronavirus rates.

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn protest against COVID crackdown

Borough Park resident: There isn't a high rate of infection here

Borough Park resident tells Arutz Sheva that local residents feel that the decision on restrictions are tainted with politics.

Borough Park resident: There isn't a high rate of infection here

The US census: We want 100% but we won’t even give 50%

The opportunity to be counted in the census is closing and you, as a member of the community, should be as upset as I am. Here's why. Op-ed.

The US census: We want 100% but we won’t even give 50%

NYPD tries to disperse Jewish funeral in Borough Park

Incident comes two days after large funeral gathering in Williamsburg prompted Mayor de Blasio to single out the entire Jewish community.

NYPD tries to disperse Jewish funeral in Borough Park

Boro Park man becomes 1st Hasidic Jew in senior spot in US admin

Senate approves appointment of Mitchell Silk, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, as assistant secretary of the Treasury for International Markets.

Boro Park man becomes 1st Hasidic Jew in senior spot in US admin

Heartbreaking: Kaddish over father who died from coronavirus

Rabbi Mordechai Zev Halberstam, 42, from Borough Park, died from coronavirus. His children recited Kaddish at a small funeral.

Heartbreaking: Kaddish over father who died from coronavirus

100 people test positive for coronavirus in Borough Park

Over 800 people test positive for coronavirus in New York City, including 100 in Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

100 people test positive for coronavirus in Borough Park

When all Jews march together, we shall overcome

When all Jews march together, we shall  overcome

Man arrested for pointing gun at Jew in Brooklyn

Shomrim, NYPD cooperate to detain man who pointed handgun at Jewish man in Borough Park.

Man arrested for pointing gun at Jew in Brooklyn

Have all of NY's elected officials gone AWOL as Jew hatred soars?

Have all of NY's elected officials gone AWOL as Jew hatred soars?

Suspect arrested over egg-throwing attack in Brooklyn

18-year-old Brooklyn male arrested in connection with egg-throwing attacks on Jews in Borough Park.

Suspect arrested over egg-throwing attack in Brooklyn

Several Jews attacked in Brooklyn

Several identifiably Jewish men and boys attacked in a string of assaults in Borough Park.

Several Jews attacked in Brooklyn

Borough Park attacker charged with hate crime

Brooklyn's District Attorney designates Borough Park assault on hasidic Jew as a hate crime.

Borough Park attacker charged with hate crime

Hasidic US judge sets high bail NY Muslim who attacked Jew

Hassidic Judge Rachel Freier orders large bail for Muslim suspect after brutal assault on 62 year-old Jew earlier this week.

Hasidic US judge sets high bail NY Muslim who attacked Jew

Watch: Jewish man brutally assaulted in New York City

62-year-old man beaten on way to morning prayers in Brooklyn. One suspect in custody.

Watch: Jewish man brutally assaulted in New York City

Watch: Illegal Torah celebration leaves 1 arrested in Boro Park

Celebration escorting Torah scroll turns ugly when NYPD orders unauthorized march to disperse. Police need additional units to handle riot.

Watch: Illegal Torah celebration leaves 1 arrested in Boro Park

Boro Park and Five Towns have their own anti-Israel candidates

Boro Park and Five Towns have their own anti-Israel candidates

Borough Park rabbi settles case with Vermont Police

Charges dropped against Borough Park man at the center of controversial arrest by Vermont Police after he pays a $100 fine.

Borough Park rabbi settles case with Vermont Police

Attempted kidnapping of Jewish child in Borough Park

Police arrest man who allegedly tried to lure a young boy into his car in New York haredi enclave.

Attempted kidnapping of Jewish child in Borough Park

Borough Park fights drug crisis

New drug rehab center opens in religious Borough Park, following a long line of tragic drug-related deaths in the Jewish community.

Borough Park fights drug crisis

Brooklyn yeshiva worker saves life by jumping into safe

Quick-thinking worker jumps into giant safe as it falls so it doesn't crush him.

Brooklyn yeshiva worker saves life by jumping into safe

Body of Brooklyn haredi man found, 24 hours after disappearing

Body of 21-year-old Yanki Kraus found one day after he told his wife he would be late to meet her.

Body of Brooklyn haredi man found, 24 hours after disappearing

Tragedy in LA: Two New York Girls Killed in Car Crash

Friends heading home to Borough Park struck in high speed head-on collision; two others injured.

Tragedy in LA: Two New York Girls Killed in Car Crash

Ex-NYPD Officer Arrested for Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Ex-officer originally from Indonesia arrested after security cameras catch him scrawling hateful screed in Jewish Borough Park.

Ex-NYPD Officer Arrested for Anti-Semitic Graffiti

$1,000 Reward Offered for Information on Borough Park Graffiti

NYC Councilman offers reward for information on individuals responsible for hateful graffiti in Borough Park.

$1,000 Reward Offered for Information on Borough Park Graffiti

Levi Aron Sentenced to 40 Years for Leiby Kletzky's Murder

The man who confessed to murdering and dismembering eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn will spend 40 years to life in prison.

Levi Aron Sentenced to 40 Years for Leiby Kletzky's Murder

Jewish Neighborhood in Brooklyn Defaced with Swastikas

The Borough Park Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn was defaced with Nazi swastikas in a half-dozen different spots on Friday.

Jewish Neighborhood in Brooklyn Defaced with Swastikas

Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Funded in Brooklyn

Funding has been approved to install security cameras to protect the Brooklyn neighborhood where 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky was killed.

Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Funded in Brooklyn

Who is Levi Aron, Accused Killer of Leiby Kletzky?

He seemed like an ordinary guy, though strange. But a child is dead in a grisly murder with Levi Aron's name on top billing.

Who is Levi Aron, Accused Killer of Leiby Kletzky?

Suspect Arrested for Murder of 8-Yr-Old Leiby Kletzky

A 35-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder this week of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzy of Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Suspect Arrested for Murder of 8-Yr-Old Leiby Kletzky