The Many Facets of the Sephardic Spirit Jewish Journal

| March 9, 2018

Attempting to pin down the essence of the Sephardic spirit is akin to trying to nail Jell-O to a wall.

Amber Tamblyn Criticized For Complaint About Hasidic Jews …

| March 9, 2018

Actress Amber Tamblyn faces backlash after Tweeting that Hasidic Jews in New York City are targeting her. The former Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star wrote Sunday that a Hasidic man in a van attempted to hit her in Brooklyn as she pushed her baby in a stroller. But it was her follow-up post that sparked the controversy.Tamblyn wrote that this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know

Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

| March 9, 2018

Photo Credit: Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV via Flickr Actress, author, poet, and film director Amber Tamblyn (The Ring, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Blackout) on Sunday launched a brief Twitter campaign against Williamsburg Hasidic Jews.

Hasidic Movement Bans EMT Volunteering on Penalty of …

| March 9, 2018

Photo Credit: Courtesy United Hatzalah The Gur Hasidic movement in recent days has issued a decree that any member who volunteers in EMT services or the police would be barred from sending his children to Gur institutions, Kikar Hashabbat reported Tuesday, noting the decision followed a feverish discussion. According to sources in Gur, this prohibition is directed mainly at young yeshiva students under the age of 30, who have been joining Hatzalah, MDA, and auxiliary police in large numbers, apparently without the approval of the movements spiritual leadership. Parents who are members of Gur will be asked in the coming days to sign a commitment form declaring that they are not volunteers in any of the above organizations, and that if they are found to be serving their local communities in such manner, they would be expelled from the movement.