Stamford Hill

  • On Patrol with North London's Orthodox Jewish Crime Fighters

    Shomrim (Hebrew for "guards") is on call 24 hours a day. Every day it gets 11 to 15 calls, but more just after the sabbath, when there's a backlog due to people reporting incidents they had witnessed the previous day when they couldn't use the phone.

  • Happy Purim

    North East London’s Stamford Hill is home to Europe’s largest Hasidic Jewish population. The area is brimming with bearded, sweaty men wearing black suits and furry hats and pale-faced, bewigged women, who are usually pushing baby carriages...