New York Hasidim Challenge Constitution in Bid to Forge the First ultra-Orthodox Town in America

The village of Kiryas Joel, 50 miles from New York City, is seceding from the town of Monroe, unless champions of the separation of church and state put a stop to it

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NEW YORK — Palm Tree may sound like a good moniker for a topical vacation resort, but it’s actually the name of the first new town being established in New York State in 35 years. The community is earmarked...