A startling new report is undermining a widely-shared stereotype about Jewish residents of New York. New figures show a quarter of all Jews ...
A startling new report is undermining a widely-shared stereotype about Jewish residents of New York. New figures show a quarter of all Jews here in the Big Apple aren't wealthy - but instead are today classified as living in poverty. In the last decade New York has seen a huge increase in poverty amongst Jewish communities. Nearly one in four Jews are considered poor, compared to one in five in 2002. They're statistics that stand in stark contrast to many people's idea of New York Jews owning vast amounts of money and property. And of the five boroughs in the city, Brooklyn is the hardest hit. Nearly 45% of the population here is poor. it's where many Hasidic Orthodox Jews live. But large families are common and for the men studying their religion is considered to be more important than earning money. Further fuelling the problems of poverty. The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty also runs outreach programmes, like soup kitchens. Poverty is nothing new for the Jewish community in New York. At the start of 1900s two and half million Jews came to America, over a million of them settling in New York. The majority arrived with very few possessions, often little more than the shirt of their back. Many thousands received help from other Jews who had settled in the city during the 1800s and who now set up support organisations to give out food to the newly arrived. This map displays how a Jewish philanthropy distributed food and particularly ritual food for the holiday of ... Less
After a home was destroyed by the third fire in less than a month at a Hasidic resort area in Val-David, Que., residents fear an arsonist is...
After a home was destroyed by the third fire in less than a month at a Hasidic resort area in Val-David, Que., residents fear an arsonist is targeting Jews - but police say the blazes are not hate crimes. Less
Locked Up Abroad series page at Hulu.comSam Leibowitz built a cocaine empire with help from a network of fellow Hasidic Jews.
Hasidic Jews seem alien, and even hostile, to those outside their culture,which frequently includes other Jews. They dress differently, don'...
Hasidic Jews seem alien, and even hostile, to those outside their culture,which frequently includes other Jews. They dress differently, don't mingle between the sexes, speak Yiddish, and wear side curls, all in an attempt to rigorously follow the commandments of the Torah. They tend to keep to themselves, shunning television and the media so outside influences cannot corrupt their values and views. Yet filmmakers Oren Rudavsky and Menachem Daum were able to enter their world, and the result is the fascinating documentary A Life Apart: Hasidism in America. Using interviews with academics and members of the community and some historical footage, the filmmakers trace the growth of Hasidic groups in the United States. Groups formed around particular Rebbes (learned leaders) and they took their names from their Eastern European home cities (the Satmar Hasids, the Breslov Hasids, and so on). Leonard Nimoy and Sarah Jessica Parker narrate, explaining how this movement came to America and how it was able to flourish. Dissenting voices also appear, in the form of neighborhood people who are distressed at the Hasids' refusal to speak to members not in their community and of a young woman, Pearl Gluck, who left the community in order to pursue her writing and to follow a life of her own choosing. Many Hasids refuse to speak on camera, and we see many shielding themselves with hands or coats so as not to appear on film. But those who do appear are poignant in their discussions of why the Hasidic life is important to them. One man speaks to the directors, even as he acknowledges that he will never see the movie, but he will do it "in order to help a Jew make a living." One couple, Holocaust survivors, are not Hasidic, but their children are, and the reasonings of both the parents and the children are interesting. This film, shown on PBS, is a consequential look into a lifestyle many of us don't understand, and it may help in increasing an understanding. Less
A child sex abuse trial in New York City is bringing attention to a deeply insular religious sect -- a fundamentalist group of Hasidic Jews....
A child sex abuse trial in New York City is bringing attention to a deeply insular religious sect -- a fundamentalist group of Hasidic Jews. "CBS This Morning" senior correspondent John Miller reports. Less
Hasidic Jews going Gangam style. Did you hear that ?? HASIDIC+GANGAM STYLE!!! At Eli Leno's wedding
Hasidic Orthodox Jewish Torah Celebration In Jerusalem
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Hipster or Hasidic? nnJimmy Kimmel Live's YouTube channel features clips and recaps of every episode from the late night...
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Hipster or Hasidic? nnJimmy Kimmel Live's YouTube channel features clips and recaps of every episode from the late night TV show on ABC.nnSubscribe for clips from the monologue, the interviews, and musical performances every day of the week. Watch yournfavorites parts again, or catch-up on any episodes you may have missed.nnWebsite: http://www.jimmykimmellive.comnnChannel: http://www.youtube.com/jimmykimmellivennSubscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=jimmykimmellive Less
Visit http://UniteTheBeards.com for more infonnHasid & Hipster - Not as different as you thinknnChabad of North Brooklyn and Bushwick Presen...
Visit http://UniteTheBeards.com for more infonnHasid & Hipster - Not as different as you thinknnChabad of North Brooklyn and Bushwick Present: Unite The BeardsnnCome ask any question about the Hasidic lifestyle - With special guest Rabbi Manis FriedmannnTuesday May 21st @ 8 p.m.n132 North 5th Street Suite Range 2C nBrooklyn, NY 11249nnFor more info:email@example.comMusic: "Jericho" by Meshugga Beach Party from the album "Let's Go Shleppin'!"nnVideo By: Zalman KohnnnLike: https://www.facebook.com/11213.orgnFollow: https://twitter.com/11213orgnSubscribe: http://www.youtube.com/11213org Less
Four wives and mothers from Brooklyn, New York's Hasidic community get personal and clear up common misconceptions about Hasidic couples' se...
Four wives and mothers from Brooklyn, New York's Hasidic community get personal and clear up common misconceptions about Hasidic couples' sex lives. Oprah learns about their traditional laws, the importance of verbal communication and more.nnFor more on Oprah's Next Chapter visit http://www.oprah.com/OprahsNextChapternnFind OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN Less
A comedic rant delivered to the NYC Skeptics in 2009, to be taken with a grain of kosher salt pls
Random Knife Attack Sends Hasidic Jews Running
Two New York City detectives, one Amish and one Hasidic, lose their partners and are forced to work together to catch a bank robber. Make ha...
Two New York City detectives, one Amish and one Hasidic, lose their partners and are forced to work together to catch a bank robber. Make haste! WRITTEN BY AND STARRING Matt Ruby as Detective Singer www.mattrubycomedy.com http Mark Normand as Detective Fisher marknormandcomedy.com http More videos like this at www.sandpapersuit.com CAST Police chief - Dan Soder (http Robbery Victim - Victoria Harrington Gorilla - Robert Dean (twitter.com Costume shop employee - Erik Bergstrom (erikbergstrom.com) Cop #1 - Nick Maritato (http Cop #2 - Sean Donnelly (seandonnellycomedy.com) Director - Matt Lawrence (http Editor - John Schlirf Cameraman - Robertino Zambrano (www.zambrano.tv) Less
Here in the normally sleepy Ukrainian town of Uman, in central Ukraine, an extraordinary festival is underway. Thousands of Jews from around...
Here in the normally sleepy Ukrainian town of Uman, in central Ukraine, an extraordinary festival is underway. Thousands of Jews from around the world have made a pilgrimage to visit the burial site of the legendary Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, for Rosh Hashana. A Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman was a great-grandson of the founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov. The Rosh Hashana pilgrimage dates back to 1811, the year after Nachman died and Breslov Hassidim and other Jews have come every year since to ask forgiveness for their sins and celebrate the holy new year. After the collapse of communism, in 1989, the number of Jews travelling to Uman dramtically increased. From 2000 in 1990 to approaching 30000 today. Locals are concerned that the event is becoming almost unmanagemable. But for Jews who come here every year, the pilgramage has become the most important date in their religious calendar and the long and arduous journey to Uman is most definitely a price worth paying. Vincent Mundy, JN1, Ukraine. Less
Hasidic Jewish Man goes crazy on the Lulav (Must See)
Five young girls were seriously injured Monday afternoon, when a van jumped the curb in the Rockland County community of New Square, and sla...
Five young girls were seriously injured Monday afternoon, when a van jumped the curb in the Rockland County community of New Square, and slammed right into them. As CBS 2's Lou Young reported, the girls were playing on a front lawn in the village of New Square -- a Hasidic enclave within the town of Ramapo -- when the Five-Star Home Medical Supplies van came roaring up and mowed them down. The van then knocked an electrical box off of its base and sent sparks flying. The five injured girls were taken to a local hospital by ambulance. One was seriously injured that she was near death and had to be revived in the ambulance on the way to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, authorities said. Three of the girls were taken to Westchester Medical Center, while two more were taken to Nyack Hospital in Midland, officials said. Ramapo police, the town supervisor, and witnesses were horrified by what they saw. "They're right in their yard on the driveway playing, and the vehicle came down and mowed right over them," said Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. "We have no markings of any brakes that were hit or anything at this time. We have our crime and our traffic people working at the scene right now. We are pulling tapes from cameras that are on this street, and we may have actual footage of the accident itself." "You know, they tell that your child's in this ambulance, your child is in this, it's very, very messy," said witness Manny Spirra. "It's very, very scary ... Less
It was an emotional and dramatic showdown in court. A young woman faced a prominent member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community whom she a...
It was an emotional and dramatic showdown in court. A young woman faced a prominent member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community whom she accuses of molesting her as a child. The tightly knit Hasidic community is now bitterly divided over this case. Prosecutors say Nechemya Weberman victimized the girl for three years, beginning when she was 12. It allegedly took place an office next door to his Williamsburg apartment, where she claims Weberman undressed her, sexually abused her and forced her to perform oral sex. "Saying 'stop' didn't seem to work," she told the jury, "I froze. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to respond, I didn't know how to fight back. My whole body went numb." Weberman is a prominent member of Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Satmar community. He was hired by the girl's family to counsel their rebellious daughter. They met for four hours a day and as many as four times a week. "He said, 'I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm not doing anything you don't want me to do,'" she said. Yet she told no one for years. "Why not?" asked the prosecutor. "I was scared," she answered. Many in the community support Weberman and raised money for his defense. They insist he's being framed by a girl who despises ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Her supporters say that's outrageous. "She should be treated as a heroine!" said Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, the alleged victim's supporter. Less
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