Ultra Orthodox Jew
Sunday, June 10, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took on the issue of child sex abuse in their community on Sunday. It comes at a time of increased scrutiny of the handling of such cases by the community and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Ailsa Chang
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes continued to defend his office's record on sex abuse cases in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community at an unrelated press conference Wednesday. He said the victim intimidation in that community is worse than what he's seen in organized crime and police corruption cases over his nearly two-decade career.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Tensions between ultra-Orthodox Haredim and more secular Israelis have been growing over the past year. With strict codes in regards to clothing, observance of the Sabbath, and male-female interactions, this 1 million-strong segment of the population has become increasingly vocal about its displeasure with what it perceives as an insufficiently observant state. Specifically, the majority of this animosity has been focused on women.