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Anti-Semitic car ramming attack in Brooklyn injures five Jews

Anti-Semitic car ramming attack in Brooklyn injures five Jews

After video of the incident circulates online, Shomrim members discover the van involved and alert police who arrest suspect.Dan Verbin, 19/04/2021 21:10
U.S: One Dead and Several Injured After a Hatzolah Ambulance Collided with Another Vehicle

U.S: One Dead and Several Injured After a Hatzolah Ambulance Collided with Another Vehicle

One dead and several injured after a another vehicle collided with Hatzolah ambulanceAkiva Spiegelman, 05/04/2021 13:45
Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi is under investigation for promoting child marriage

Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi is under investigation for promoting child marriage

Hasidic rabbi from Williamsburg, Brooklyn under investigation by NYPD for reportedly arranging marriages between underage teens.Shira Hanau, JTA, 28/03/2021 23:20
Woman breaks into Brooklyn yeshiva, eats, steals $180 of food

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.Gary Willig, 15/03/2021 20:41
Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Hundreds of men pack into Brooklyn study hall and street for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/03/2021 07:33
Brooklyn patrol founder arrested on sexual misconduct charges

Brooklyn patrol founder arrested on sexual misconduct charges

Shomrim founder accused of grooming and abusing teenager is arrested.Shira Hanau, JTA, 05/03/2021 10:09
Brooklyn: Jewish document stolen during Holocaust dropped from auction

Brooklyn: Jewish document stolen during Holocaust dropped from auction

Auction of Romanian Jewish burial society records frozen amid claims documents were stolen during the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 18/02/2021 21:28
Thousands attend secret Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, many from Europe and Israel

Thousands attend secret Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, many from Europe and Israel

Son of Bobov Rebbe holds massive wedding ceremony in Brooklyn in secret, flouting coronavirus limits, drawing guests from Europe and Israel.Shira Hanau, JTA, 20/01/2021 07:33
Watch: Vandal strikes 4 Brooklyn synagogues in 1 hour

Watch: Vandal strikes 4 Brooklyn synagogues in 1 hour

Graffiti vandal defaces 4 synagogues, breaking into one of them, in Shabbat hate-spree.Gary Willig, 31/12/2020 20:23
Brooklyn: Swastika spray painted on Beis Ya'akov high school

Brooklyn: Swastika spray painted on Beis Ya'akov high school

Police searching for two suspects after Orthodox Jewish school vandalized in New York City with swastika.David Rosenberg, 21/12/2020 11:19
In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

Massive funeral service held in Williasmburg for Satmar rabbi; the latest mass gathering reported in New York's Orthodox community.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/12/2020 07:18
Gov. Cuomo reduces restrictions on Brooklyn Jewish neighborhoods as COVID rates drop

Gov. Cuomo reduces restrictions on Brooklyn Jewish neighborhoods as COVID rates drop

New York's governor rolls back some restrictions imposed on predominantly Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, as coronavirus rates fall.Shira Hanau, JTA, 10/11/2020 07:05
Yeshivas in Brooklyn are operating despite school closure mandate

Yeshivas in Brooklyn are operating despite school closure mandate

Many Orthodox Jewish schools remain open in New York coronavirus hotspots like Borough Park, defying closure orders.Shira Hanau, JTA, 16/10/2020 10:44
Brooklyn activist Heshy Tischler arrested over lockdown protest

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.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 12/10/2020 12:30
Orthodox Jewish man assaulted on Coney Island

Orthodox Jewish man assaulted on Coney Island

The assault occurred on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was briefly knocked unconscious and required medical attention.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 09/10/2020 21:27
Brooklyn: Anti-lockdown mob beats fellow hasidic Jew

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.Gary Willig, 07/10/2020 21:48
Man arrested for vandalizing Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn

Man arrested for vandalizing Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn

25-year-old man arrested after Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn vandalized during Sukkot festival.Marcy Oster, JTA, 07/10/2020 09:50
Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn protest against COVID crackdown

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.Shira Hanau, JTA, 07/10/2020 08:43
New York will erect statue in Brooklyn to honor RBG

New York will erect statue in Brooklyn to honor RBG

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces state to build memorial to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her birthplace.Marcy Oster/JTA, 21/09/2020 17:27
Cuomo: If Bill de Blasio won't stop Brooklyn weddings, I will

Cuomo: If Bill de Blasio won't stop Brooklyn weddings, I will

New York governor vows state will step in to block weddings in Brooklyn's haredi neighborhoods if NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won't intervene.Shira Hanau, JTA, 27/08/2020 14:18
11-year-old Jewish girl abducted by neighbor in Brooklyn

11-year-old Jewish girl abducted by neighbor in Brooklyn

28-year-old Brooklyn man's plot to kidnap his 11-year-old neighbor thwarted by his own mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/08/2020 01:59
Shortened census period means Brooklyn’s Orthodox communities will likely be undercounted

Shortened census period means Brooklyn’s Orthodox communities will likely be undercounted

Only 49% of Boro Park residents filled out 2010 census, and with census period cut, some fear locals will be significantly under counted.Shira Hanau, JTA, 12/08/2020 13:41
Member of NY Jewish security patrol group Shomrim slashed while stopping gang attack

Member of NY Jewish security patrol group Shomrim slashed while stopping gang attack

Shomrim patrol member slashed in the leg while stopping gang assault on man in Borough Park, Brooklyn.Marcy Oster, JTA, 30/07/2020 22:19
Orthodox Jewish man assaulted in Brooklyn

Orthodox Jewish man assaulted in Brooklyn

Two blacks, one Hispanic, assault Jewish man walking in Brooklyn.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/07/2020 20:57
NYPD looking for three suspects in anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

NYPD looking for three suspects in anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

NYPD looking for three men suspected of beating 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man and yelling anti-Semitic slurs at him in Brooklyn.Elad Benari, 14/07/2020 01:12
Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein calls on US Jews to make Aliyah

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein calls on US Jews to make Aliyah

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, founder of Ateres Naava Seminary in Brooklyn, says living in America is 'not for us' anymore.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2020 16:30
2 shot, including police officer, in Brooklyn, another officer slashed

2 shot, including police officer, in Brooklyn, another officer slashed

The incident reportedly took place at Church and Flatbush avenues just before midnight. Another officer reportedly slashed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/06/2020 08:05
Several people injured in shooting in Brooklyn

Several people injured in shooting in Brooklyn

Suspect dead and several others injured, including two NYPD officers, in shooting in Brooklyn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2020 05:54
Agudath Israel: 'Religious expression, education shouldn't be last priority for reopening'

Agudath Israel: 'Religious expression, education shouldn't be last priority for reopening'

Orthodox leaders press for reopening guidance as parents say yeshivas are already holding classes.Shira Hanau, JTA, 20/05/2020 08:02
NYPD shuts illegal Brooklyn yeshiva with 100 children inside

NYPD shuts illegal Brooklyn yeshiva with 100 children inside

New York Police Department closes yeshiva in Brooklyn after neighbors inform that school operated in violation of city and state orders.Mordechai Sones, 18/05/2020 21:39
Jewish comedian says nursing home wrongfully buried cousin in Catholic cemetery

Jewish comedian says nursing home wrongfully buried cousin in Catholic cemetery

Elayne Boosler says Brooklyn nursing home did not notify relatives of her cousin’s death and did not buried her in her Jewish family plot.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 04/05/2020 22:26
Three arrested outside Chabad headquarters for violating social distancing rules

Three arrested outside Chabad headquarters for violating social distancing rules

Chabad-Lubavitch spokesman says three men arrested on Thursday were part of unsanctioned group and didn't have permission to be there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 02:47
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear dies from coronavirus

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear dies from coronavirus

66-year-old Justice Noach Dear remembered as a "good man and a friend to all".Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 01:52
Brooklyn landlord waives rent for hundreds as goodwill gesture

Brooklyn landlord waives rent for hundreds as goodwill gesture

Brooklyn landlord decides to cancel rent for nearly 300 renters in his 18 apartment buildings in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.Eitan Divinsky, 04/04/2020 23:36
Watch: Jewish couple weds in 'socially distant' coronavirus-era wedding

Watch: Jewish couple weds in 'socially distant' coronavirus-era wedding

In Brooklyn's Jewish community, couple holds 'socially distant' wedding. 'We reflect on what's really important in life.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2020 19:12
100 people test positive for coronavirus in Borough Park

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.Marcy Oster/JTA, 17/03/2020 22:10
Son of Brooklyn COVID-19 patient tearfully urges 'wake up'

Son of Brooklyn COVID-19 patient tearfully urges 'wake up'

Zalman Goldstein: 'People think they'll go to synagogue with 10 people, not realizing they're already infecting someone.'Mordechai Sones, 17/03/2020 20:23
NYU International Relations Professor builds bridges with Crown Heights neighbors

NYU International Relations Professor builds bridges with Crown Heights neighbors

NYU Adjunct Professor for International Relations Roy Germano tells Arutz Sheva about his work and impressions from visiting Crown Heights.Mordechai Sones, 09/03/2020 18:45
Federal hate crime charges for Brooklyn woman arrested for slapping Jewish women

Federal hate crime charges for Brooklyn woman arrested for slapping Jewish women

Brooklyn woman who assaulted three Jewish women last month - before being quickly released from jail - now faces federal hate crime charges.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 29/01/2020 07:44
Jewish woman assaulted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Jewish woman assaulted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

'Horrifying to watch'. Teenage assailant beats middle-aged Jewish woman in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2020 11:19
Brooklyn: Jewish soup kitchen hosts MLK Day event for local black and Jewish leaders

Brooklyn: Jewish soup kitchen hosts MLK Day event for local black and Jewish leaders

Orthodox-run soup kitchen brings together Jewish and black leaders for MLK Day.Ben Sales, JTA, 22/01/2020 08:05
Brooklyn: 11-year-old Jewish girl killed in apartment fire

Brooklyn: 11-year-old Jewish girl killed in apartment fire

'Have you seen my daughter?' Mother's frantic call to neighbor after fire breaks out in Kensington home in Brooklyn, leaving one dead.David Rosenberg, 21/01/2020 14:00
‘Kill All Jews’ graffiti found at Brooklyn high school

‘Kill All Jews’ graffiti found at Brooklyn high school

Call to kill Jews, swastika found on stairwell of Brooklyn Technical High School.Marcy Oster/JTA, 13/01/2020 18:17
WZO Vice Chairman applauds NY '100 cameras' plan to protect Jews

WZO Vice Chairman applauds NY '100 cameras' plan to protect Jews

'While the new cameras are an important step, they are from from providing the sense of security.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 09:59
Watch: How big of a problem is black anti-Semitism in New York?

Watch: How big of a problem is black anti-Semitism in New York?

Video journalist Ami Horowitz takes to the streets of Brooklyn to see how widespread anti-Semitism is within the black community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 14:23
Brooklyn: Haredi woman killed by concrete mixer truck

Brooklyn: Haredi woman killed by concrete mixer truck

68-year-old woman run over by truck in Boro Park Brooklyn, declared dead at the scene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2020 21:00
More threats against Jews reported in Crown Heights

More threats against Jews reported in Crown Heights

African-American man in his 30s threatens Jews in Crown Heights Brooklyn, following spate of violent attacks on local Jews.Marcy Oster, JTA, 05/01/2020 18:00
Suspect in Williamsburg attack held on bond

Suspect in Williamsburg attack held on bond

24-year-old woman pleads not guilty to robbery and assault charges after Hasidic man attacked in Williamsburg.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 03/01/2020 22:37
Jewish teen threatened with knife in Brooklyn

Jewish teen threatened with knife in Brooklyn

Two men threaten Jewish teen with a knife in Flatbush, call him "Jew boy".Marcy Oster, JTA, 02/01/2020 17:39
Hasidic man attacked in Brooklyn

Hasidic man attacked in Brooklyn

Two women reportedly yelled anti-Semtic epithets at Hasidic man in Williamsburg and then attacked him when he called 911.Elad Benari, 02/01/2020 03:06
Non-Jew visits Brooklyn hasidic synagogue

Non-Jew visits Brooklyn hasidic synagogue

Roy Germano: 'I recently visited a Jewish synagogue located near my home in Brooklyn. Go inside with me to see what I saw.'Mordechai Sones, 31/12/2019 20:31
Woman attacks three Jewish women in Brooklyn, New York

Woman attacks three Jewish women in Brooklyn, New York

Police arrest 30-year-old woman who attacked three young Jewish women in Crown Heights, New York.Chana Roberts, 28/12/2019 21:08
Man arrested for pointing gun at Jew in Brooklyn

Man arrested for pointing gun at Jew in Brooklyn

Shomrim, NYPD cooperate to detain man who pointed handgun at Jewish man in Borough Park.Gary Willig, 12/12/2019 20:16
Teens throw rocks at Jewish school bus in Brooklyn

Teens throw rocks at Jewish school bus in Brooklyn

3 teenagers attack bus filled with children from Chabad elementary school in Crown Heights.Marcy Oster/JTA, 04/12/2019 17:43
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?

The stark realization is that Jew hatred has reached the kind of epidemiological proportions that are tantamount to those of pre-Nazi Europe. Ronald Edelstein, 01/12/2019 11:53
Two Jewish teens attacked in Brooklyn

Two Jewish teens attacked in Brooklyn

Attack in Crown Heights occurred on November 11 but reported by police this week.Ben Ariel, 29/11/2019 03:36
Watch: Hasidic man sucker punched in Brooklyn attack

Watch: Hasidic man sucker punched in Brooklyn attack

Police say a suspect is under arrest for attacking a Jewish man late last night in Brooklyn.Marcy Oster, JTA, 24/11/2019 19:38