Hasidic

Rabbi Haim was visiting New York from Israel for cancer treatment when he was attacked in a suspected hate crime in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

NYPD: Attack On Rabbi In Brooklyn Investigated As A Hate Crime

The incident took place at the Marcy Avenue J Train subway station Monday at 4 p.m.

11/18/2014

New Hempstead residents protest planned kosher slaughterhouse in neighboring New Square, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Hempstead Community Protests Planned Kosher Slaughterhouse In New Square

The planned 5,000 chicken-a-day kosher slaughterhouse in New Square, N.Y. is moving closer to approval nearly five years after its predecessor was closed down by federal inspectors.

06/03/2014

Surveillance photo of an attack on a Jewish boy in Williamsburg (Credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Families In Williamsburg Fearful After 2 Separate Attacks On Young Boys

Two attacks within days of each other have Jewish parents in Williamsburg worried about the safety of their children.

05/01/2014

A dress code sign posted at some Williamsburg stores. (credit: CBS 2)

City Drops Suit Against Some Jewish Shop Owners Over Dress Codes

The City of New York has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic storeowners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who posted signs in their windows asking customers to dress modestly.

01/22/2014

Leiby Kletzky (credit: Handout)

100 Security Cameras Going Up In Brooklyn Communities In Response To Leiby Kletzky Murder

The taxpayer-funded security system will augment an already insular ultra-Orthodox community that has its own volunteer police force, ambulances and schools.

09/23/2013

Welts from Ramapo paintball attack (credit: Joseph Gestetner/handout)

Police: 3 Charged With Hate Crimes In Ramapo Paintball Attack

Police say Shashi Ramsaroop, Lindsey Peaks and Demetrius Latrell Torain were arrested on assault, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering charges.

08/08/2013

Protesters want charges dropped against Hasidic whistleblower Sam Kellner (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Protesters Want Charges Dropped Against Sexual Abuse Whistleblower

Sam Kellner worked with the Brooklyn DAs office to put away Baruch Lebovits, who sexually abused his son, in 2010. But then the tables turned on Kellner when the DAs office charged him with extorting witnesses to come forward.

07/12/2013

Expectant Parents Mourned

Expectant Couple Killed En Route To Hospital

A young Orthodox Jewish couple expecting their first child was killed in a car crash in Williamsburg as they headed to the hospital.

03/03/2013

Abraham Rubin, Hertzka Berger, Jacob Berger, Joseph Berger (credit: Handout via 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa)

4 Men Charged With Intimidating Witnesses In Connection With Rabbi’s Sex Abuse Case

Four men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in an Ultra-Orthodox sex abuse case involving a spiritual adviser accused of molesting a teenage girl for years.

06/21/2012

Rabbi Nechemya Weberman (file/credit: CBS 2)

Trial Postponed For Brooklyn Therapist Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teenage Girl

Nechemya Weberman has pleaded not guilty to committing a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.

06/14/2012

Kaporos protest in Brooklyn (credit: YouTube)

Groups Protest Use Of Chickens In Hasidic Jewish Ritual Called Kaporos

The ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.

10/07/2011