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UK Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT – The Times of Israel

| July 14, 2017

An ultra-Orthodox girls elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues.

Film Review: ‘Menashe’ – Variety

| July 6, 2017

Menashe is a rarity among American indies: a foreign-language film set in the middle of urban New York City (technically, Borough Park, Brooklyn). Apart from a few lines of English, and a few more in Spanish, the vast majority of the dialogue is in Yiddish, as spoken by the Orthodox Jewish community the movie depicts.

Heroin has infiltrated the Hasidic community – New York Post

| July 5, 2017

A 20-year-old Hasidic woman died of a heroin overdose in Brooklyn last month showing how even an ultra-insular religious community isnt immune to the nations opioid epidemic. Malky Kleins mother discovered her daughter slumped over in bed and frothing at the mouth around 7:15 p.m. June 24 in their Borough Park home, according to police.

Controversial Ritual Bath in Ultra-Orthodox Town Vandalized – Forward

| July 4, 2017

A ritual bath under construction in the Hasidic development in Bloomingburg has allegedly been defaced with Nazi imagery.

Orthodox Judaism: Hasidism – Hasidism – Jewish Virtual Library

| June 30, 2017

The Hasidic movement started in the 1700's (CE) in Eastern Europe in response to a void felt by many average observant Jews of the day. The founder of Hasidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (referred to as the "Besht," an acronym of his name) was a great scholar and mystic, devoted to both the revealed, outer aspect, and hidden, inner aspect of Torah

Rebbe’s wedding dance with daughter causes a stir – The Times of Israel

| June 28, 2017

A Hasidic rebbe made headlines in the ultra-Orthodox media when he danced, by holding hands with his daughter and son-in-law at their wedding in Tel Aviv on Sunday. In what he claimed was an old custom which he wanted to reintroduce, the head of the Karlin-Stolin Hasidic group, Boruch Meir Yaakov Shochet, held hands with his daughter, her new husband and the grooms father, and the four of them danced for several minutes in a circle. Hasidic Jews are known for being extra stringent about contact between men and women, even close family members

Lakewood Hasidic Rabbi Accused In Sprawling $1M Benefits Scam – Forward

| June 27, 2017

A New Jersey rabbiand his wife were arrested with three other Jewish couples forunderreporting their incomes to receive government benefits.

Is An Anti-Israel Activist Working At Izzy’s Kosher BBQ? – Forward

| June 27, 2017

briskets_and_blunts/Instagram Mohammed Sarsour with his boss, Sruli Edelman, an Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jew. What happens when the brother of a staunchly anti-Israel activist works at a wildly popular kosher barbecue joint? At first, nothing.

Transgender woman’s journey from Hasidim to a new life – Fox5NY

| June 27, 2017

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Born into one of New York's most gender-segregated societies, Yisrael Stein was one of 13 kids in a Hasidic Jewish family.

YIVO | Hasidism: Teachings and Literature

| June 25, 2017

The term Hasidic theology should refer to a body of ideas that have characterized Hasidic thought from its beginnings in the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and may be distinguished in a meaningful way from the thought of non-Hasidic teachers, both before and during this period and since.

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