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Windows of Brooklyn Jewish school smashed with a hammer

Windows of Brooklyn Jewish school smashed with a hammer

Assailant captured on video walking up to the Williamsburg school and smashing the windows multiple times.Dan Verbin, 20/07/2021 17:52
Jewish man attacked, robbed of his tefillin, in Brooklyn

Jewish man attacked, robbed of his tefillin, in Brooklyn

Jewish youth attacked and robbed while walking to shul in Flatbush. Shomrim offer $1,000 for info on attackers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 14:22
Thief steals e-scooter from six-year old Jewish boy in Borough Park, Brooklyn

Thief steals e-scooter from six-year old Jewish boy in Borough Park, 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.Dan Verbin, 16/07/2021 18:04
Jewish man assaulted, hit with wooden plank in Williamsburg, NY

Jewish man assaulted, hit with wooden plank in Williamsburg, NY

25-year old man was the victim of anti-Semitic threats that escalated into a physical attack; police are still searching for the suspect.Dan Verbin, 08/07/2021 20:00
Teens sought after swastika spray painted on Brooklyn tree

Teens sought after swastika spray painted on Brooklyn tree

Sunday incident, condemned by area politicians and Gov. Cuomo, being investigated as a state level hate crime., 30/06/2021 15:49
Bullet hole, bullet fragment found at Brooklyn synagogue

Bullet hole, bullet fragment found at Brooklyn synagogue

Bullet hole and bullet fragment found at Flatbush synagogue after Sabbath shooting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 11:38
Brooklyn Jewish man robbed, has kippah stolen by three men on motorcycles

Brooklyn Jewish man robbed, has kippah stolen by three men on motorcycles

Hate crime victim accosted in Williamsburg by anti-Semitic bikers who demand his money, then steal his kippah before riding off.Dan Verbin, 14/06/2021 16:37
Jewish man threatened with anti-Semitic slurs outside NYC yeshiva

Jewish man threatened with anti-Semitic slurs outside NYC yeshiva

Suspect caught on video being sought by NYPD for aggravated harassment, NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force investigating.Dan Verbin, 11/06/2021 17:56
NYC Driver who crashed into Hatzalah ambulance faces multiple charges

NYC Driver who crashed into Hatzalah ambulance faces multiple charges

Driver faces 10 charges including multiple assault charges, reckless driving, driving without a proper license and excessive speed.Dan Verbin, 11/06/2021 16:45
Man violently trashes Flatbush, NY kosher restaurant, assaults Jews

Man violently trashes Flatbush, NY kosher restaurant, assaults Jews

As he is being held down outside kosher restaurant until police arrive, man says that he doesn't like Jewish people.Dan Verbin, 10/06/2021 18:03
Three men indicted on 64 counts for Brooklyn anti-Semitic crimes

Three men indicted on 64 counts for Brooklyn anti-Semitic crimes

Men accused of physically assaulting two Jewish teens before harassing and spitting at members of a synagogue.Dan Verbin, 08/06/2021 22:16
NYC council candidate Heshy Tischler assaulted by pro-Palestinian men

NYC council candidate 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.Dan Verbin, 03/06/2021 17:00
67-year old Jewish man punched in the face in front of Brooklyn synagogue

67-year old Jewish man punched in the face in front of Brooklyn synagogue

20-year old attacker also yells anti-Semitic insults, arrested nearby, charged with hate crime assault.Dan Verbin, 26/05/2021 16:36
Vandal who wrote “Free Palestine” on multiple Flatbush construction sites arrested

Vandal who wrote “Free Palestine” on multiple Flatbush construction sites arrested

Older woman apprehended for hate graffiti spree through heavily Jewish area of Brooklyn.Dan Verbin, 24/05/2021 21:43
Outrage after NYC principal sends staff email urging sanctions against Israel

Outrage after NYC principal sends staff email urging sanctions against Israel

Pro-Palestinian email sent by Brooklyn middle school principal sparks anger, leads to investigation by NYC Dep. of Education.Dan Verbin, 24/05/2021 18:29
Suspect arrested in Brooklyn yeshiva, synagogue arson

Suspect arrested in Brooklyn yeshiva, synagogue arson

Man also accused of assaulting Hasidic man several hours after starting yeshiva fire.Dan Verbin, 24/05/2021 14:43
Synagogue-goers attacked in Brooklyn

Synagogue-goers attacked in Brooklyn

Teens scream 'kill all the Jews' while attacking worshippers at Brooklyn synagogue in latest anti-Semitic attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2021 08:55
Report: Two Jewish teens attacked in Brooklyn

Report: Two Jewish teens attacked in Brooklyn

Two Jewish teens reportedly surrounded by angry mob with baseball bats, before being saved by Uber driver.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2021 06:32
Heshy Tischler sentenced to 10 days of community service

Heshy Tischler sentenced to 10 days of community service

Orthodox activist running for New York City Council sentenced to community service 7 months after anti-lockdown riot.Shira Hanau, JTA, 09/05/2021 17:18
Man attacked and brutally beaten in Brooklyn

Man attacked and brutally beaten in Brooklyn

NYPD searching for suspect who attacked a 49-year-old man and seriously injured him last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 02:04
RSV, a childhood illness that receded during COVID-19, is surging in Orthodox Brooklyn

RSV, a childhood illness that receded during COVID-19, is surging in Orthodox Brooklyn

After receding during COVID pandemic, respiratory virus afflicting infants is now surging in heavily Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn.Shira Hanau, JTA, 23/04/2021 15:01
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, 20/04/2021 02:16
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