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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.
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A State Within (NY) StateArticle By WN.com Guest Writer Gilad Atzmon Amid a new surge of COVID-19 in New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to temporarily close public and private..
NYC protestors angry over new covid restrictionsAnger and resentment flared Wednesday in a Brooklyn neighborhood facing new coronavirus shutdowns, with some residents saying the state is unfairly targeting Orthodox Jewish communities as it tries to..
New virus restrictions in New York spark anti-lockdown protests in Orthodox Jewish communityGov. Andrew Cuomo announced new restrictions in hotspot clusters in New York. The decision has sparked backlash in the Orthodox Jewish community.
NYC Orthodox Jewish community protests new coronavirus lockdownsOrthodox Jewish communities protest new coronavirus restrictions as COVID-19 cases are spiking in Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Rabbi considering legal action against new shutdownNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reinstating tighter restrictions on areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Many neighborhoods affected are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews, and community..
Protesters burn masks in Brooklyn hotspot over Cuomo's lockdownVideos on social media show some Orthodox Jewish protesters chanting "Jewish lives matter!"
Backlash Grows in Orthodox Jewish Areas Over Virus Crackdown by CuomoRules that would have a pronounced impact on synagogues were met with protests and fires in a part of Brooklyn seeing an uptick in cases.
NYC targets virus uptick areas with restrictionsNew 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..
"Alarming" COVID hotspots in NYC amid battle over reopening schoolsVirus' spread focused again in Orthodox Jewish communities as principals vote no-confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio after school opening delays.
Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened TodayOfficials are warning of a surge in coronavirus cases in some Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.
Man arrested after Orthodox Jew reportedly stabbed in north LondonConstruction workers and Deliveroo driver 'jumped on' alleged attacker and held him until police arrived
Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews take to internet in coronavirus lockdownIsrael'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..
Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas to stem coronavirus spreadIsrael 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.
Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19As 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.
Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challengeCoronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging.
Coronavirus: Israeli hotspot town of Bnei Brak under lockdownThe ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak has one of the highest rates of infection in Israel.
Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit hard by coronavirusIsraeli police threw up metal barricades and roadblocks on Friday to enforce a lockdown of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus.
Elderly to be evacuated en masse from ultra-Orthodox Israeli town hit by coronavirusThe 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.
Coronavirus in Israel: Cases Soar Among Ultra-Orthodox JewsFailure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
Virus Soars Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews as Many Flout Israel’s RulesFailure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictionsIsraeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures..
'Deeply disruptive': Orthodox synagogue copes with coronavirus quarantineAbout 1,000 people associated with the tightly knit Young Israel synagogue in New Rochelle are under precautionary quarantine because of coronavirus.
New York City school cancels classes after suspected coronavirus caseAn 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.
Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over ZionismAn 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..
Family removed from flight for body odour suing airlineThe Adler family claim American Airlines staff made comments about their Orthodox Jewish faith.
American Airlines agent said Orthodox Jews only bathe once a week, lawsuit claimsA Michigan couple say they've been defamed by American Airlines' continued statements that they were removed from a flight because of their smell.
Meet the British Orthodox Jew standing up for China's Uighur Muslims'Nothing on this scale has ever happened before, except once, and that was the Holocaust,' protester tells Evie Breese
Israeli education minister says being gay is unnaturalIsrael’s education minister has sparked fury by implying it is unnatural and unhealthy not to be heterosexual. Rafael Peretz, an Orthodox rabbi, drew condemnation from his colleagues and fresh calls..
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With anti-semitism on the rise in New York, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are on the defensiveAnti-semitic violence has risen across the US over the past half-decade and in particular in New York City, which has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. FRANCE 24 visited Crown Heights in..
Suspect jailed in stabbings at Hanukkah gatheringMONSEY, N.Y. -- A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush that the...
Five wounded in Hanukkah stabbing attack in New York state; suspect arrestedA knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi’s home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said was an act of..
Unesco removes 'racist' Belgian carnival from heritage listCarnival of Aalst included parade float caricaturing Orthodox Jews Unesco has removed an annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst from its heritage list over persistent charges of antisemitism. In..
Funerals held for two NJ shooting victimsMembers of New York's Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community gathered for funerals for Moshe Deutsch and Mindel Ferencz, two victims of Tuesday's shooting at a grocery in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Dec...
Man stabbed and slashed outside synagogue in suspected hate crimeAn Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed and slashed outside a local synagogue in New York suburb, and left bleeding on the ground, police said. The local police department said the attack was under..
Former Orthodox Jewish youth leader extradited over Bondi sexual assault chargeDavid Samuel Cyprys, 51, has appeared before Central Local Court over an historic allegation.
France re-opens Jerusalem’s Tomb of the KingsThe 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..