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Arson at Yeshiva of Flatbush Sparks Manhunt

Police are actively searching for a person who was seen dousing gasoline on the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School building last night. The gas fueled a fire set by the arsonist, who was seen pouring gas on a fenced-off area. The suspect lit the fire before fleeing the school campus. While the fire, […]

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Is Secular Education Allowed In Orthodox Jewish Schools?

Dear Jew in the City- Is secular education permitted according to Jewish law? Do parents have any responsibility according to Judaism to give their children the knowledge to be able to make a living and get around in the world? Thank you, Rebecca Dear Rebecca- Thanks for your question. I think that I – and […]

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How Can I Understand The Men Depicted On Shtisel?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve answered question about the difference between Chasidim and Orthodox Jews, as well as on the women of Shtisel versus the women of Unorthodox. Last week’s questioner asked even more about Hasidic Jews and those on Shtisel [though while the answers are about Hasidic Jews, the characters of Shtisel are […]

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Orthodox Jews Receive Apology for Being Called “Extremist Voting Bloc”

The Orthodox Jews of Brooklyn received an apology for the highly questionable remarks made by Susan Lerner, who heads the government watchdog organization Common Cause New York, which describes itself as being “for the people.” She was interviewed last month about topics related to a candidate’s position on yeshiva education when she caused offense with […]

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