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Orthodox Judaism: Traditionalist branches of Judaism
Orthodox Judaism comprises the traditionalist branches of contemporary Rabbinic Judaism. Theologically, it is chiefly defined by regarding the Torah, both Written and Oral, as literally revealed by God to Moses on Mount Sinai and faithfully transmitted down through the generations of sages ever since.


U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.

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Rabbi considering legal action against new shutdown

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Protesters burn masks in Brooklyn hotspot over Cuomo's lockdown

Videos on social media show some Orthodox Jewish protesters chanting "Jewish lives matter!"
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Backlash Grows in Orthodox Jewish Areas Over Virus Crackdown by Cuomo

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NYC targets virus uptick areas with restrictions

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is aiming new virus restrictions at neighborhoods home to the city's large Orthodox Jewish community. Cuomo says its an attempt to halt a flare-up of the coronavirus, but.. - Published

"Alarming" COVID hotspots in NYC amid battle over reopening schools

Virus' spread focused again in Orthodox Jewish communities as principals vote no-confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio after school opening delays.
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Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

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Man arrested after Orthodox Jew reportedly stabbed in north London

Construction workers and Deliveroo driver 'jumped on' alleged attacker and held him until police arrived
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Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews take to internet in coronavirus lockdown

Israel's religiously devout Jews, who traditionally shun the use of internet or smartphones, are increasingly going online to shop, study and video chat as the coronavirus outbreak forces them to stay..
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Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas to stem coronavirus spread

Israel locked down mainly ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas of Jerusalem on Sunday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus from the densely populated neighbourhoods where the infection rate is high.
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Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19

As the coronavirus began to spread in New Jersey a few weeks ago, a coalition of Orthodox Jewish groups issued a statement that "upended" the holiday. - Published

Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge

Coronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging.
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Coronavirus: Israeli hotspot town of Bnei Brak under lockdown

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak has one of the highest rates of infection in Israel.
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Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit hard by coronavirus

Israeli police threw up metal barricades and roadblocks on Friday to enforce a lockdown of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus.
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Elderly to be evacuated en masse from ultra-Orthodox Israeli town hit by coronavirus

The Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of coronavirus, the government said on Thursday.
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Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictions

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'Deeply disruptive': Orthodox synagogue copes with coronavirus quarantine

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New York City school cancels classes after suspected coronavirus case

An Orthodox Jewish school in New York City canceled classes on Tuesday to allow for precautionary measures after a suspected case of coronavirus turned up within its community.
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Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

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An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from..
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Family removed from flight for body odour suing airline

The Adler family claim American Airlines staff made comments about their Orthodox Jewish faith.
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American Airlines agent said Orthodox Jews only bathe once a week, lawsuit claims

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Meet the British Orthodox Jew standing up for China's Uighur Muslims

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With anti-semitism on the rise in New York, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are on the defensive

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Suspect jailed in stabbings at Hanukkah gathering

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Unesco removes 'racist' Belgian carnival from heritage list

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Funerals held for two NJ shooting victims

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Man stabbed and slashed outside synagogue in suspected hate crime

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Former Orthodox Jewish youth leader extradited over Bondi sexual assault charge

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France re-opens Jerusalem’s Tomb of the Kings

The Tomb of the Kings, a 2,000-year-old burial site in Jerusalem owned by France, re-opened its doors to the public for the first time in nearly a decade on Thursday. Considered a holy place by..
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