VIDEOS: Israel TV Channel 2 Profiles Chassidic Communities Of New York


The following is a 4-part profile airing on Israel’s Channel 2, portraying New York’s Chassidic communities through eyes of religious reporter Yair Cherki. The report, in Hebrew, takes viewers into neighborhoods like Boro Park, Williamsburg, Kiryas Joel and Lakewood. The series examines the lives of residents both in the home and in the workplace.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. @galicianer – part 5 was last night where they interviewed the Israeli Knesset members for their reaction…and the agenda for this “four part investigative report” became clear. Basically it seems channel 13 news (known as reshet, formally part of channel 2 but no longer) just wanted an excuse to put Yair Lapid on the air to say Israeli Charadim are worthless because they don’t work unlike the Americian Charadim that ALL work…so this proves they are evil. I’m not opining on the greater issue at hand here but it as far as that point it seems pretty disgusting that they go to such great lengths like that. (And as usual Lapid’s logic is wrong of course.)