Lesbian Hasidic Mom Who Lost Kids For Being Gay Wins Them Back

A formerly Hasidic mom lost custody of her kids after coming out as gay and was barred from even telling her youngest children about her sexuality, according to a first-of-its-kind Brooklyn court ruling. Read more

Email Shows Shomrim Knew About Slumlord Abduction 2 Hours Before NYPD

Jona Rechnitz sent an ­e-mail to Mayor De Blasio saying that a Hasidic community patrol knew about an infamous 2014 abduction of a Brooklyn slumlord two hours before notifying police. Read more

Heroin Has Infiltrated The Hasidic Community

A 20-year-old Hasidic woman died of a heroin overdose in Brooklyn last month showing how even an ultra-insular religious community isn’t immune to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read more

NYC Evaluating Hasidic Community’s Cooperation In Herpes Cases

The city is zero for six in garnering full cooperation from the Hasidic community in rooting out mohels involved in neonatal herpes cases, but Mayor de Blasio says he still needs to evaluate whether a deal with the community is “working effectively or not.” Read more

The UK’s Haredi Community.

Inside the closed world of Hasidic Jews in the UK are stories of mothers who risk everything in order to leave their communities, with their children. Read more

Activists Want NYC To Axe Chicken-Slaughter Ritual

A group of animal-rights activists want the city to stop the slaughter of 50,000 chickens on the streets of Brooklyn in the days leading up to Yom Kippur. Read more

Rockland County Housing Is “Causing A Housing Crisis Like Never Seen Before.”

Hasidic Demand For Rockland County Housing Is “Causing A Housing Crisis Like Never Seen Before.” Read more