The Zionist Conspiracy

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Friday, May 16, 2003
Orthodox Population

Today's New York Sun (registration required for access) has a front page story about the 66th Precinct police station, in Boro Park.

The article matter-of-factly states that "the 70,000-person-strong chasidic Jewish community constitutes the area's largest population." If 70,000 chasidim live in Boro Park, surveys which show only 300,000 or 400,000 Orthodox Jews in the U.S. must be way off-base, as I believe them to be. For one thing, there are non-chasidic Orthodox in Boro Park. There also are large Orthodox populations in Midwood, Williamsburg and Crown Heights. Many more live outside of Brooklyn, in places such as the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, Lakewood, the Five Towns, Riverdale, Far Rockaway, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Kew Gardens, Engelwood, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Elizabeth, Passaic, New Brunswick, Highland Park, East Brunswick, West Orange, Cherry Hill, West Hempstead, Boston are the surrounding area, Silver Spring, Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Miami, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Philadelphia.

I'm sure I've left some places out.