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  • Is Yeshivah of Flatbush ‘predatory’ in its scrutiny of girls’ attire?

    September 11, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    For years, Melissa Duchan had found the dress code for girls at her Orthodox school in Brooklyn, the Yeshivah of Flatbush, onerous.

    But it wasn’t until recently that Duchan, 16, felt that scrutiny of female students had crossed the line from irritating to what she called...

  • Hikind apologizes for Purim blackface

    February 25, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    Dov Hikind apologized after coming under criticism for dressing up in blackface for Purim.

    "I'm sorry people were offended," Hikind said Monday at a press conference outside his Flatbush home, according to the New York Daily News. "In hindsight, I should have picked something...

  • Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn store owner latest serial murder victim

    November 19, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Three Brooklyn store owners, two of them Orthodox Jews, have been murdered at work by the same gunman, according to New York police.

    The latest murder was on Nov. 16 in the Flatbush store of Rahmatolla Vahidipour, 78, of Great Neck, N.Y., in suburban Long Island. Vahidipour was...

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