Living in New York City means getting used to street harassment. My friend Jen Dziura, a life coaching columnist, advises women that the best way to counter street harassment is to walk calmly up to the whistler or catcaller in question and politely let him know that he needs to learn how to speak to women in a respectful way. I live in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My Spanish is better than my Yiddish. In the past,when I got a catcall or leer from a hasidic man, I rolled my eyes and kept walking. But after a series of incidents where members of the Satmar community threatened women who rode their bikes through the neighborhood and even repainted bike lanes without permission , I decided that living-and-letting-live was overrated.
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New York now has over confirmed cases of coronavirus. By Doree Lewak. No skin is allowed to be shown — even summer legs and feet must be clad in pantyhose. And yet, when she decided to surprise her husband on his birthday earlier this year, she gifted him with pictures from a sexy boudoir photo shoot, in which she provocatively poses in nothing more than a sheer white shirt and sky-high heels. Boudoir photo shoots, traditionally popular among the secular set, are now a growing trend in Orthodox communities. Lea , who typically photographs weddings, says that boudoir bookings for the Hasidic community in Flatbush, Brooklyn, now account for 35 percent of her overall business — she currently juggles around 40 such shoots a year, up from just a handful when she started three years ago. She asked that her last name be withheld for fear of a backlash from her fellow Orthodox Jews. Why not?
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We hold power to account - sparking criminal investigations and exposing abuses. Help us do more. At eight p. The Lubavitcher, however, feel that their neighbourhood is being invaded by people who do not share their value of female modesty. Since that cultural encounter, the community has wrestled with these problems largely through blogs and meetings meant to bring together the Orthodox, the young professionals and the West Indian groups. The result is more of a stalemate, than genuine peace, especially as the growing Orthodox community seeks larger swaths of real estate. In an open letter to the community, one disgruntled Hasidic landlord described how young people had invaded and gentrified the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and were now doing the same to Crown Heights. Some of these changes are hard to ignore; for instance, one of the sun tanning parties is visible for our young children to see from the window of a local school. Although their parents worry they are straying from the fold, one young man explained to the New York Times that both God and music bring light and redemption. He saw no contradiction between his music and his submission to his faith.