Matthew Shaer

Matthew Shaer

Matthew Shaer is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine. His reporting has appeared in The Atlantic, GQ, New York, Harper’s, Wired, Fast Company, Fortune, and Men's Journal, among other publications. Last updated July 2017 Last updated May 2017


A Shtetl Divided

In the 1990s, the NYPD often clashed with Brooklyn’s Hasidic community. Now the community’s own para-police forces, the Shmira and the Shomrim, are at war with each other.


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