Hasidic Jews Reject Measles Vaccines, Spurning Rebbes The …

| May 30, 2019

Minke used to get her kids vaccinated, though she never felt right about it. The thought of injecting her children with a foreign substance one that might cause them to run a fever or have an allergic reaction scared her, even if it might protect them from measles, polio and other life-threatening diseases.

Hasidic Patrol Group Faces Questions After a Crown Heights …

| May 30, 2019

Police officials and the Shomrim members' own accounts of Thursday's encounter indicated that the group violated police guidelines that forbid civilian patrol groups to chase down possible crime suspects. The Police Department's Community Affairs Bureau works with hundreds of groups that use unarmed citizens to patrol their neighborhoods, parks and apartment buildings. In most groups, the civilian patrol members are provided with windbreakers and walkie-talkies and are urged to act only as the "eyes and ears" of the department by reporting crime to the police, according to a police memorandum.

Belgian model walks naked though Hasidic neighborhood of …

| May 30, 2019

A Belgian model was spit at and chased for walking completely naked through the largely Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.