Category Archives: Hasidim

Friend: “What would be helpful would be if the larger NYC Jewish community pressured the Satmars to stop harassing those biking, and walking, while goy.”

From Daily Mail: Amber Tamblyn comes under fire for attacking Hasidic Jews on Twitter after one nearly hit her with his van while she was walking her one-year-old daughter On Sunday, Amber Tamblyn tweeted that she had nearly been hit … Continue reading

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Growing Up Hasidic — and Racist

Shaindy Urman writes: In the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community I grew up in, racism is a common aspect of life. It is seen as necessary in order to maintain the separation from goyim, or gentiles, and uphold the status of chosen … Continue reading

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WHY ARE ORTHODOX JEWS SO RUDE?

From Jew in the City: I asked a Hasidic friend about this, as most of the complaints I’ve heard about rudeness seem to be about the Hasidic community. (Modern Orthodox students at Yeshiva University were recently named one of the … Continue reading

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Many Hasidic Jews In New York Can’t Speak English

In the third part of his Torah in Motion lecture series on the Ben Ish Chai, Marc Shapiro says: “Students need to be given training so that they can earn a living. He also says that is important for the … Continue reading

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Hasidim Don’t Tell You How To Change Your Jewish Practice

In his part one lecture on the Ben Ish Chai for Torah in Motion, Marc Shapiro says: “Anyone over 30 knows how different things are today than when we were growing up… We are accustomed to thinking that this sort … Continue reading

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