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Brooklyn Museum

Homes of director, Jewish officials hit with antisemitic graffiti

Mayor Eric Adams condemns antisemitic graffiti, vandalism, on homes of museum director and Jewish board members, including inverted red triangle used as a Hamas symbol.

Homes of director, Jewish officials hit with antisemitic graffiti

New York:

Anti-Israel protesters arrested after taking over Brooklyn Museum

New York City police take into custody more than two dozen people who took part in pro-Palestinian Arab protests at the Brooklyn Museum.

Anti-Israel protesters arrested after taking over Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn:

Man charged with hate crimes after driving car at Orthodox Jews

Asghar Ali has been charged with more than 10 crimes, including attempted murder as a hate crime, NYPD says.

Man charged with hate crimes after driving car at Orthodox Jews

Brooklyn:

Driver verbally attacks, tries to run over yeshiva students

Driver passing a Hasidic Jewish school in Brooklyn verbally assaults a group of Jewish people before trying to run them down. NYPD investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Driver verbally attacks, tries to run over yeshiva students

New York:

Anti-Israel protesters arrested in Brooklyn

At least a dozen arrested after Pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators march in Bay Ridge and clash with officers.

Anti-Israel protesters arrested in Brooklyn

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

11-13-year-old Orthodox children playing on the sidewalk viciously attacked by man who threw 2 of them to the ground and repeatedly kicked one of them.

Assailant beats, kicks Jewish children in Brooklyn

Young Hasidim indicted for digging tunnel under 770

13 men between ages of 18-21 charged with obstruction of a government administration and criminal mischief for building illegal tunnel under Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn.

Young Hasidim indicted for digging tunnel under 770

Brooklyn teacher removed after enduring antisemitism

The high school teacher was faced with swastikas, death threats, and students openly praising the Nazis to harass her. She was moved to another school.

Brooklyn teacher removed after enduring antisemitism

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

Email to Jewish teachers:

'All Jews need to be exterminated'

Antisemitic incidents on the rise at Brooklyn high school as Jewish teachers and students subject to anti-Jewish harassment, death threats.

'All Jews need to be exterminated'

Brooklyn:

Jewish congressman's office vandalized for 2nd time

Office of Rep. Dan Goldman defaced by masked vandal with red wax, months after Goldman was targeted for participating in pro-Israel rally.

Jewish congressman's office vandalized for 2nd time

Brooklyn:

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

'Jewish erasure' on map

Brooklyn day school replaces Israel with Palestine

Elementary school's Arab Culture Arts program, funded by Qatar,has map of the Middle East in which Israel does not appear.

Brooklyn day school replaces Israel with Palestine

Brooklyn:

Palestinian Arab restaurant under fire for 'genocidal' menu

Residents furious after new restaurant prints 'From the River to the Sea' in large letters on menu along with other anti-Israel material.

Palestinian Arab restaurant under fire for 'genocidal' menu

New York: Man who stole thousands from matzah factory sentenced

Brooklyn man sentenced to prison for robbing matzah factory ahead of Passover.

New York: Man who stole thousands from matzah factory sentenced

3 antisemitic attacks in Flatbush on Shabbat

2 haredi men, 1 teenager attacked by teens yelling 'free Palestine' in Brooklyn.

3 antisemitic attacks in Flatbush on Shabbat

Marine Park, Brooklyn:

Sudden death R' Shmuel Thurm survived by wife, 10 Children

A charity campaign has been launched in an effort to support them during this challenging time, we, the Marine Park Frum Community.

Sudden death R' Shmuel Thurm survived by wife, 10 Children

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down Brooklyn Bridge

At least 7,000 pro-Palestinian Arab protesters march through Brooklyn, justify Hamas murders of Israelis.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down Brooklyn Bridge

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

Protestors demanding destruction of Israel clash with NYPD

5,000 protestors gather for demonstration in Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn calling for the destruction of Israel.

Protestors demanding destruction of Israel clash with NYPD

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Thousands of Orthodox Jews gather for prayer rally in Boro Park

Similar prayer rallies held in Monsey, New York, and Lakewood, New Jersey.

Thousands of Orthodox Jews gather for prayer rally in Boro Park

Tishrei at 770:

Record number of Chabad hasidim visit 770

Record number of Chabad-Lubavitch hasidim visit world headquarters at 770 in Brooklyn, New York.

Record number of Chabad hasidim visit 770

Brooklyn:

Listeria fears spark recall of ice cream and frozen desserts

Brooklyn kosher ice cream chain recalls all of its ice cream and frozen desserts due to listeria fears.

Listeria fears spark recall of ice cream and frozen desserts

Brooklyn hate crime:

NYC man gets 60 days in jail for punching Jew in IDF sweater

28-year-old from Staten Island who appears at hearing wearing keffiyeh and spouting anti-Israel slogans pleads guilty to hate crime charge.

NYC man gets 60 days in jail for punching Jew in IDF sweater

Williamsburg:

NYC apt. robbed in broad daylight while mother home with baby

Shomrim cautioning residents of Williamsburg to never buzz strangers into their building and to always keep doors locked.

NYC apt. robbed in broad daylight while mother home with baby

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

NY auction house latest to cause outrage by selling Nazi items

Brooklyn auction of Nazi memorabilia takes place a week after Christie's auction of high end jewelry connected to Nazi regime.

NY auction house latest to cause outrage by selling Nazi items

Hate crime arrest

Knife-wielding Black Hebrew Israelite threatens Jews in Brooklyn

Assailant charged with hate crime after brandishing knife at Israeli Orthodox students in NYC park, demanding money.

Knife-wielding Black Hebrew Israelite threatens Jews in Brooklyn

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

Left-wing NYC Council members vote against End Jew Hatred Day

Group of hard left Brooklyn Democrats refuse to support adopting May 29 as day marking fight against antisemitism.

Left-wing NYC Council members vote against End Jew Hatred Day

Jewish reporter suing NYC bar for refusing service over Zionism

Conservative reporter allegedly humiliated on date and kicked out of Brooklyn bar over Zionist views by angry bartender.

Jewish reporter suing NYC bar for refusing service over Zionism

Brooklyn hate crime:

Antisemitic biker attacks Jewish man in front of young child

Vicious Flatbush beating of Jewish man by angry motorcyclist being investigated as hate crime by NYPD.

Antisemitic biker attacks Jewish man in front of young child

Two Brooklyn Jews attacked with pepper spray by antisemite

Two Brooklyn Jews attacked with pepper spray by antisemite

Brooklyn:

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

Boro Park:

Jewish man killed in traffic accident minutes before Passover

Car runs red light, causing collision which leads to 23-year-old newlywed being struck and killed on his way to synagogue.

Jewish man killed in traffic accident minutes before Passover

Brooklyn man charged with robbing matzah bakery

43-year-old suspect accused of breaking into offices of Satmar matzah bakery in Williamsburg, stealing $97,000.

Brooklyn man charged with robbing matzah bakery

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

Debit card scammer steals thousands from Jewish Brooklyn shops

Man convinces Midwood shopkeepers to let him key in his debit card number, at which point he issues himself hefty refund and flees.

Debit card scammer steals thousands from Jewish Brooklyn shops

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

Brooklyn:

U-Haul truck hits multiple pedestrians, bomb squad called in

Truck runs over biker and multiple pedestrians in Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn before being surrounded and driver arrested.

U-Haul truck hits multiple pedestrians, bomb squad called in

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 JCC holds job fair for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees

Bensonhurst Jewish community center offers Ukrainians the chance to network with employers and connect with services.

Brooklyn JCC holds job fair for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees

Brooklyn:

Neturei Karta shows support for Islamic Jihad terrorists

Members of extremist sect demonstrate in memory of terrorists killed in Jenin gun battle.

Neturei Karta shows support for Islamic Jihad terrorists

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

Flatbush, Brooklyn:

Attempted abduction of child from synagogue ends with arrest

Man who attempted to kidnap child from synagogue found hiding in nearby yeshiva by Flatbush Shomrim.

Attempted abduction of child from synagogue ends with arrest

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

Brooklyn:

Fire in Williamsburg building injures 17 people

Over 100 firefighters assisted by Hatzolah respond to two alarm fire in four-story building.

Fire in Williamsburg building injures 17 people

In ‘The Offering’ a Jewish spirit haunts Hasidic Brooklyn

The latest Yiddish-inflected horror movie, 'The Offering,' is set in a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn, where an ancient demon haunts locals.

In ‘The Offering’ a Jewish spirit haunts Hasidic Brooklyn

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

Flatbush, Brooklyn:

Hatzolah transport fire victim in critical condition to hospital

Man saved from Brooklyn apartment building engulfed in flames and transported to hospital by Hatzolah.

Hatzolah transport fire victim in critical condition to hospital

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

Flatbush Shomrim helps arrest career burglars after robbery

Shomrim Shabbos Patrol alerted to home invasion in progress, helps arrest burglar and partner across the street in van full of stolen goods.

Flatbush Shomrim helps arrest career burglars after robbery

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

Murder in NYC:

Jewish man stabbed to death outside Brooklyn restaurant

30-year old victim stabbed to death after getting into altercation with man outside eatery in Marine Park neighborhood.

Jewish man stabbed to death outside Brooklyn restaurant

'Lebanese groom' case comes to Tel Aviv rabbinical court

Rabbinic court forces Eliya Hawila to give his wife a divorce after ruling doubt about his Jewishness prevents annulment of marriage.

'Lebanese groom' case comes to Tel Aviv rabbinical court

New York subway attacker pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Frank James, who opened fire on New York City subway train last April, admits to 10 counts of committing a terrorist attack.

New York subway attacker pleads guilty to terrorism charges