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  • Chicken pox outbreak hits Brooklyn Hasidic neighborhood

    May 17, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    The New York Health Department is investigating an outbreak of chicken pox in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    Some 75 cases of the varicella virus have been documented in Williamsburg since March, according to reports.

    All of the cases involve children age 10 or...

  • Orthodox Jews, kosher market hit by paintballs in Brooklyn

    July 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Police are searching for suspects who targeted a kosher market and some Orthodox Jewish individuals in Brooklyn with a paintball gun.

    On June 29, Bondo’s 24 supermarket in the Williamsburg section and 62-year-old Chaim Klein were hit with paintballs. An unnamed man and his two...

  • Sex comedy ‘Fading Gigolo’ more warm than hot

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 30, 2014 | 10:36 am

    In a movie about sex, there has to be an obstacle, and there’s no bigger obstacle than religion,” John Turturro said from Dallas, where he was promoting his new comic film, “Fading Gigolo.”

    The actor-writer-director plays the eponymous hooker — to Woody Allen’s pimp — who becomes...

  • Brooklyn prosecutor to seek freedom for man convicted in 1990 killing of rabbi

    March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    In the wintry darkness 23 years ago on a back street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a jewelry thief fleeing a botched robbery panicked and shot a Chasidic rabbi in the head.

    Four days later, the rabbi, Chaskel Werzberger, an Auschwitz survivor, died of his wounds. Even in the New...

  • Chasidic man beaten in New York

    November 29, 2010 | 5:30 pm

    A Chasidic man wearing traditional clothing was beaten in New York in what appears to be a hate crime.

    Joel “Joseph” Weinberger, 26, was returning home in the evening on Thanksgiving from his place of employment at a Brooklyn yeshiva in the Williamsburg neighborhood when he...