Beth Elohim, a Reform temple in Park Slope, follows its rabbi’s example in embracing digital technology to build its sense of religious community
The local branch of a Brazilian Christian denomination claims miraculous cures, but there is widespread skepticism of such things in the medical profession.
With two benefit concerts, musicians and activists advocate for the
punk band Pussy Riot, which faces prison for a song criticizing Putin.
Beatrice Mobley, believed to be one of the oldest surviving workers of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, sits at her dining room table in the Vinegar Hill area of Brooklyn, surrounded by mementos from various stages of her life. She picks up of her 66-year-old Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital I.D. badge with its sepia-colored distressed […]
On the evening of March 7, the Jewish community in Brooklyn celebrated the start of Purim, a holiday commemorating the salvation of the Jews from destruction at the hands of a Persian ruler named Haman. But Wednesday night ushered in a bit of unwelcomed text as well: a large billboard along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway […]
Ten years after 9/11, the Muslim community in Brooklyn has been forced into the public view again in the wake of recent revelations that the NYPD were conducting secret surveillance programs against them. Our reporter Omar Akhtar documents his journey through Muslim Brooklyn. Almost every Muslim I speak to at Brooklyn College tells me […]
Three days after arsonists torched three cars and left a trail of anti-Semitic graffiti, a state of fear lingers over the traditionally Jewish neighborhood of Midwood in Brooklyn.
Midwood and Bay Ridge residents react to Hamas’s release of Gilad Shalit into Israeli custody after more than five years in captivity.
Catholic leaders in New York have named today a “diocesan day of prayer” in the face of diminishing communicants and clergy. The New York Daily News reported Sunday and this morning that the Diocese of Brooklyn, which oversees Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens, is considering closing churches and consolidating parishes in order to overcome […]
Rev. Verel Montauban is the pastor at the First Haitian Church of the Brethren in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. He also ministers to a sister congregation in Haiti. Their church, Croix de Mission, was destroyed in the January 12 earthquake.