Archive for March, 2016

Hasidic man indicted on hate crime charges for allegedly vandalizing religious statue in Brooklyn

March 9, 2016
BY Christina Carrega-woodby NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Moshe Halperin

Moshe Halperin (c.) leaves court after he was arraigned at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday. Photo By: Byron Smith/for New York Daily News

A Hasidic man was indicted on hate crime charges for spray-painting over a religious figure, the Daily News has learned.

Two decades after Rabbi Menachem Schneerson died, the Hasidic community remains divided between those who believe he’s still alive and those who believe he’s dead, sources said.

Moshe Halperin believes Schneerson is the messiah and still lives, sources said.

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