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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Proposal To Draft Strictly Religious Citizens Into Army

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews filled the streets in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel’s proposal to draft strictly religious citizens into its army.

03/09/2014

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

$3-million

Jewish Community Split Over Internet Issue, Gathering And Rally Held At Citi Field Highlight Differing Views

Jewish men and women held a rally outside of Citi Field in response to a gathering held by Jewish religious leaders who believe that the Internet threatens their way of life.

05/20/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

DA Releases Report On Nearly 100 Orthodox Jews Being Investigated For Sex Crimes

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has released an expanded report on the nearly 100 members of the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who have been investigated for alleged sex crimes.

05/20/2012

Citi Field (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

More Than 40,000 Orthodox Jews To Pack Citi Field Sunday For Internet Protest

More than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men plan to pack Citi Field for a gathering on how to use modern technology in a religiously-appropriate way. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd.

05/19/2012

Grand Rebbe Menachem Schneerson

Queens Residents, Powerful Synagogue At Odds Over Proposed Orthodox ‘Dormitory’

Some neighbors in Cambria Heights, Queens are fighting a synagogue’s plan to expand a building in a cemetery, where already hundreds of worshipers pray each day.

05/04/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Condemned For Not Prosecuting More Hasidic, Orthodox Jewish Sex Abusers

Finding sexual abusers of children and prosecuting their cases is one of law enforcement’s top priorities. But in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office has come under fire what not vigorously pursuing cases in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities.

03/29/2012

Orthodox Jews

Rabbi Angry At NYPD Over Jaywalking Ticket

Members of Brooklyn’s orthodox Jewish community were angered Monday after a rabbi was given a ticket for jaywalking and then subjected to what they say was insensitive treatment by a police officer.

11/29/2010

Overseas Travel Approved In NJ Corruption Case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They’re accused of laundering millions of dollars through international networks that reach back to Israel, yet several of the defendants in New Jersey’s largest corruption sting have been allowed to travel […]

11/13/2010