Sunday, November 17, 2013

Touring the Village of New Square, NY

Touring the Village of New Square, NY
© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Johnny Mathis - "Kol Nidre"

I want to thank rabbi Dovid Twersky for the wonderful escort service he provided to my friends and I while we drove through the Village of New Square back in November to insure our safety.

Prior to entering the town you will see a sign posted regarding the village ordnance's regarding modesty in one's attire. Also throughout the town you will see signs posted in Yiddish regarding which side of the street is for men and which side is for women. To the best of my knowledge, New Square is the only town in the United States with segregated sidewalks. I'm guessing the town found some sort of exemption to the civil rights movement?

While watching this video think about think about the civil rights movement, especially regarding both women and children.

FYI: It's important to note that there is only one road and out of Village New Square, NY. 

I was told by my tour guide that there are times the Village of New Square will block the road with a bus, to prevent people from coming in or leaving.

For more background information on New Square see below the following film clip:

For more background information on New Square click on the following links:

  1. Jewish Sex Abuse Victim From New Square Speaks Out (08/30/2013)
  2. Skver Visnitz Wedding (10/26/2013)
  3. Protestors March Against New Square Boy's Elementary School in Residential Ramapo Neighborhood (07/25/2013)

  1. New Square: Shaul Spitzer will go to state prison for attacking Aron Rottenberg (04/17/2012)
  2. New Square Burn Victim Aron Rottenberg Car Set On Fire Another Arson Attack (03/09/2012)


  1. New Square NY: Shaul Spitzer Arrested Again  (10/27/2011)
  2. New Square: When Cultures Clash (08/25/2011)
  3. Wedding in New Square of granddaughter of Skvirer rebbe (08/17/2011)
  4. New Square: Shaul Spitzer Indigted Arsonist Faces Judge (06/24/2011)
  5. NEW SQUARE: DA not prosecuting Grand Rabbi in arson attack due to politics (06/17/2011)
  6. New Square arson victim Aron Rottenberg to sue "Grand Rabbi" Dovid Twersky (06/13/2011)
  7. New Square arson-attack suspect Shaul Spitzer back in Yeshiva (06/20/2011)
  8. Ger Chasidim Try to Burn Down House Like in New Square (06/02/2011)
  9. Former Hassids Organize Bike Ride For New Square Arson Victim (05/30/2011)
  10. New Square Grand Rabbi Condemns Religious Dispute at Synagogue (05/28/2011)
  11. Skver Rabbi follower Clashes with New Square Burn victim Family (05/26/1011)
  12. Family of New Square Victim Speaks Out (05/25/2011)
  13. New Square Ramapo Police Looking To Speak With Grand Rabbi of New Square (05/25/2011)
  14. Police Say They Will Investigate New Square Rabbi David Twersky (05/24/2011)
  15. Suspect in New Square Arson Attack Now Facing Murder Charges (05/23/2011)
  16. Man Badly Burned in Religious Dispute (05/22/2011)
  17. Purim in Skver (03/22/2011)

    1. Skver wedding (11/11/2010)
    2. Skver Rabbi puts on tefillin for the grandson of Skver Rabbi (10/29/2010)
    3. New Square gets road ready for Hillcrest in East Ramapo (10/30/2010)
    4. Hasidic Jews Fighting in New Square (09/13/2010)

    1. 5 arrested at New Square protest (12/29/2009)
    2. New Square Protest (12/31/2009)
    3. Slaughterhouse Protest at New Square (11/01/2009)
    4. Birkas hachama with Skverer rebbe in New Square (04/22/2009)
    5. Obama In Skver (Purim Play at Skvere rabbis tish) (03/25/2009)
    6. Square (Skver) rabbi The holy one ל''ג בעומר ס''ט The real one (05/20/2009)

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