the jews of new york city • series

    THE JEWS OF NEW YORK CITY • Series

    Borough Park is the Brooklyn Chassid-Ville. In ten years, the number of Jewish families in Chassidim neighborhoods has jumped from 8 to 38 percent. Out of 53,000 Jewish souls, 95 percent of them are Orthodox. In an area twenty blocks long and six wide, the Chassidim live amongst themselves. In this network of streets, there is a feeling of the past. Orthodox Jews have unique characteristics: dark spots connoted by high hats. Under the kippah ritual, the head is shaved and only two hairs to grow over their ears. These hairs are formed into ringlets.

    Borough Park is the Brooklyn Chassid-Ville. In ten years, the number of Jewish families in Chassidim neighborhoods has jumped from 8 to 38 percent. Out of 53,000 Jewish souls, 95 percent of them are Orthodox. In an area twenty blocks long and six wide, the Chassidim live amongst themselves. In this network of streets, there is a feeling of the past. Orthodox Jews have unique characteristics: dark spots connoted by high hats. Under the kippah ritual, the head is shaved and only two hairs to grow over their ears. These hairs are formed into ringlets.

    Borough Park is the Brooklyn Chassid-Ville. In ten years, the number of Jewish families in Chassidim neighborhoods has jumped from 8 to 38 percent. Out of 53,000 Jewish souls, 95 percent of them are Orthodox. In an area twenty blocks long and six wide, the Chassidim live amongst themselves. In this network of streets, there is a feeling of the past. Orthodox Jews have unique characteristics: dark spots connoted by high hats. Under the kippah ritual, the head is shaved and only two hairs to grow over their ears. These hairs are formed into ringlets.

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