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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
Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

After one massive Satmar wedding in NY was cancelled, another wedding was held, drawing thousands despite coronavirus restrictions.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 22/11/2020 22:09
 Our world is a Sukkah and G-d is its cover

Our world is a Sukkah and G-d is its cover

We can fly to the moon and Mars but we cannot guarantee ourselves a safe dwelling. For that, we have to rely on G-d. Sukkot memories.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 02/10/2020 08:07
Crash victim injured on way to Williamsburg wedding dies

Crash victim injured on way to Williamsburg wedding dies

Death toll rises to five, two weeks after car carrying New Square Hasidic family crashes into tree en route to wedding.David Rosenberg, 29/06/2020 09:42
Williamsburg synagogue receives 'cease and desist' order from city health department

Williamsburg synagogue receives 'cease and desist' order from city health department

New York City issues cease and desist order after Williamsburg synagogue holds event with at least 100 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2020 21:08
NYPD tries to disperse Jewish funeral in Borough Park

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/05/2020 03:28
Coronavirus in the haredi community

Coronavirus in the haredi community

A doctor practicing in Williamsburg writes: I’m a pediatrician who sees kids with coronavirus every day. It’s changed my whole way of life. A member of the hasidic community who was raised there explains the special problems its members face.Dr. Alysa Frenkel-Schick and Meyer Labin, 22/03/2020 00:19
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
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
NY Governor visits Jewish neighborhood in Williamsburg

NY Governor visits Jewish neighborhood in Williamsburg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets Rabbi David Niederman of Williamsburg following Monsey stabbing.Ben Ariel, 02/01/2020 00:33
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
Brooklyn synagogue vandalized during Rosh Hashanah

Brooklyn synagogue vandalized during Rosh Hashanah

Windows of synagogue in Williamsburg broken during Rosh Hashanah services. Police searching for two suspects.Ben Ariel, 03/10/2019 04:00
Williamsburg: Thugs attack Jewish man

Williamsburg: Thugs attack Jewish man

Three youths of color attack hasidic Jew, steal his phone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/09/2019 07:47
Brooklyn: 3 Jews violently attacked within an hour

Brooklyn: 3 Jews violently attacked within an hour

NYPD Hate Crimes unit investigating series of assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg. NY governor: 'Anti-Semitism is a growing cancer.'Tal Polon, 13/08/2019 08:41
NYC Uber driver curses out Hasidic passenger

NYC Uber driver curses out Hasidic passenger

Uber driver in Williamsburg, Brooklyn tells Jewish passenger 'you are 1 of those f***ing measles people.'Marcy Oster/JTA, 26/05/2019 22:22
Brooklyn police investigating 2 unprovoked anti-Semitic attacks

Brooklyn police investigating 2 unprovoked anti-Semitic attacks

ADL offers reward for information leading to arrests of assailants responsible for two physical assaults on Jews in New York last week.Marcy Oster, JTA, 13/05/2019 08:12
Watch: Haredi man violently assaulted in Brooklyn

Watch: Haredi man violently assaulted in Brooklyn

Hasidic man the victim of latest assault on Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Locals say attacks are 'getting worse by the day'.David Rosenberg, 10/05/2019 08:55
Another anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

Another anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

Assailant curses, punches Jew in back of the head in Williamsburg in latest anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn, NY.Sam Sokol/JTA, 06/05/2019 20:18
Watch: Hasidic child assaulted in Brooklyn

Watch: Hasidic child assaulted in Brooklyn

11-year-old Jewish boy knocked to the ground in Williamsburg. NYPD searching for gang of 10 suspects involved in attack.David Rosenberg, 27/11/2018 12:24
Anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn caught on video

Anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn caught on video

NYPD circulating surveillance video of group of teens who it says carried out series of recent anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn.Ben Ariel, 08/11/2018 01:04
NYC warns of measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

NYC warns of measles outbreak among Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

New York City health department warns of measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn, urges parents to vaccinate children.JTA, 04/11/2018 15:20
Court finds hassidic man not guilty of beating African American

Court finds hassidic man not guilty of beating African American

New York court says no evidence man beat victim while he walking down the street in Williamsburg back in 2013.Tzvi Lev, 11/10/2018 19:01
Brooklyn residents demonstrate against matzah factory

Brooklyn residents demonstrate against matzah factory

Satmar matzah bakery spews 'toxic coal smoke,' residents say they have to wear masks to walk to the subway.JTA, 05/03/2018 19:11
Attempted murder of haredi man in Williamsburg

Attempted murder of haredi man in Williamsburg

Non-Jew tries to kill his haredi boss in Brooklyn after getting fired.Tzvi Lev, 29/10/2017 08:09
Williamsburg families won't identify mohels after babies herpes

Williamsburg families won't identify mohels after babies herpes

Families of 4 babies who contracted herpes refuse to give names after Health Dept. seeks to investigate the mohels.JTA, 20/04/2017 07:47
Swastikas found in LA, NY

Swastikas found in LA, NY

Papers with hand-drawn swastikas left on homes in LA. Swastika found drawn in the hallway of building in WilliamsburgJTA, 17/02/2017 04:27
Brooklyn man hit with ice chunks as teens shout slur

Brooklyn man hit with ice chunks as teens shout slur

Two teenagers throw chunks of ice at an Orthodox man in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg while shouting a slur.JTA, 23/12/2016 05:01
Jewish man killed in freak accident in Williamsburg

Jewish man killed in freak accident in Williamsburg

Member of Satmar Hasidic community in New York killed after his jacket became caught in a truck.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2016 22:47
2 NY Jews sentenced for assaulting gay black man

2 NY Jews sentenced for assaulting gay black man

Attackers beat victim walking down street in Williamsburg, leaving him blind in one eye.JTA, 17/08/2016 22:55
NYT attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

NYT attacks gender separation at hasidic-area pool

Separate swim periods for women pit New York Times against city’s Orthodox community.JTA, 05/06/2016 07:31
Hassidic boy falls to death from Brooklyn balcony

Hassidic boy falls to death from Brooklyn balcony

5-year-old laid to rest after tragically falling over the balcony railing of his family's new apartment.JTA, 03/06/2016 07:18
Orphan dies after seven-story fall

Orphan dies after seven-story fall

Grandson of the Shoproner Rav killed in tragic accident in Williamsburg year after his mother died from an illness.David Rosenberg, 02/06/2016 15:14
Chicken pox outbreak hits hassidic Brooklyn

Chicken pox outbreak hits hassidic Brooklyn

Around 75 cases of the virus since March strike Williamsburg, city distributes health pamphlets in English and Yiddish about the outbreak.JTA, 18/05/2016 07:29
Watch: Anti-Semite trashes Brooklyn synagogue

Watch: Anti-Semite trashes Brooklyn synagogue

Crazed man recorded attacking Williamsburg synagogue as congregants flee.David Rosenberg, 24/04/2016 07:44
Two Jewish Teens Pelted with Paintballs

Two Jewish Teens Pelted with Paintballs

Two Orthodox Jews, aged 13 and 16, attacking in Williamsburg while walking home from synagogue with their grandfather on Friday night.Cynthia Blank, 30/03/2015 16:31
$72,000 Reward for Arrest of Millionaire's Killers

$72,000 Reward for Arrest of Millionaire's Killers

Victim's family, NYPD and Crime Stoppers chip in to help bring murdered businessman's killers to justice.Ari Soffer, 09/01/2014 14:21
Hassidic Man Shot in Botched Williamsburg Robbery

Hassidic Man Shot in Botched Williamsburg Robbery

A hassidic man was shot Friday night after an assailant demanded money from him - which he did not have, because of Shabbat.David Lev, 03/11/2013 17:17
Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

11 mezuzot were burned in an apartment building in Brooklyn as Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.Elad Benari, 09/04/2013 04:15
Hit-and-Run Killer Due in Court Again Wednesday

Hit-and-Run Killer Due in Court Again Wednesday

Meanwhile, driver of livery cab that carried the Glaubers says he'd trade his life for theirs.Gil Ronen, 10/03/2013 19:32
Suspect in Brooklyn Accident Turns Himself In

Suspect in Brooklyn Accident Turns Himself In

The suspect in the hit-and-run that killed a hassidic couple in Brooklyn has turned himself into police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2013 03:14
Baby of Killed Hassidic Couple Dies as Well

Baby of Killed Hassidic Couple Dies as Well

A day after a car crash claimed the lives of a hassidic couple in Brooklyn and their son was born prematurely, the baby died as well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2013 06:12
NY Hareidi Couple Killed On the Way to Hospital

NY Hareidi Couple Killed On the Way to Hospital

A hareidi-religious man and his pregnant wife were killed in an accident on their way to a hospital in Brooklyn. The baby survived.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2013 00:12
Swastika Painted in Elevator of Brooklyn Building

Swastika Painted in Elevator of Brooklyn Building

A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in a Jewish section of Brooklyn on Tuesday.Elad Benari, 25/10/2012 06:15
Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" in Williamsburg

Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" in Williamsburg

Atheist group's billboards reaching out to religious Jews, Arabs: "You know it's a myth... and you have a choice."Rachel Hirshfeld, 05/03/2012 18:34