Israeli police arrested 320 people at a Jewish bonfire festival celebrating an ancient sage after worshippers rioted over coronavirus restrictions that denied them access to his tomb, officers said on..
Hate speech against Haredi Jews looks different from the white nationalist anti-Semitism directed at ‘globalists’ and George Soros. It resembles far more the rising anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant.. Haaretz - Published
Dozens of police officers directed a large group of visibly Orthodox Jews away from the area, many of whom wore masks and stood in the street. Some were crowded together behind yellow police tape. Jerusalem Post - Published
Members of the Hasidic community tell Haaretz the reactions more likely indicate an unwillingness to be associated with them: ‘It’s like a moderate Muslim saying, “Hey I’m not Al-Qaida!”’ Haaretz - Published
Among the most disturbing spectacles over the months since the coronavirus was unleashed on the world have been the attacks on haredi Orthodox Jews in both Israel and the United States. Jerusalem Post - Published
New York police broke up a massive crowd of ultra-Orthodox Jews who took part in a rabbi's funeral in defiance of a statewide coronavirus shutdown, and the mayor walked back comments on the gathering.. Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters
More than 3000 Jews have already donated blood plasma at blood banks around the New York area, with another 6,000 tested on Wednesday to see whether they have the correct antibodies. Jerusalem Post - Published
The country's largest internet provider reported a 40-percent surge in traffic in Haredi neighborhoods since March 15, despite some rabbis' objection Haaretz - Published Also reported by •Reuters •Reuters India
Jerusalem’s isolated ultra-Orthodox community is at the epicentre of the city’s coronavirus outbreak, but the traditional Jewish laws its population abides by means that the government’s.. France 24 - Published
Researching the Haredi community's relations with the public health system, it's clear both the state and religious leaders bear responsibility for the tragic breakdown in preparing ultra-Orthodox Jews.. Haaretz - Published
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.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •Delawareonline
Science has knocked religion and traditional healing methods out of the ring in the battle between rival approaches towards getting the coronavirus pandemic under control.
Men like Indian Prime.. Eurasia Review - Published
The Coronavirus pandemic points a finger not only at the colossal global collapse of responsible public health policy but also the importance of balancing exclusionary religious practices and social.. Eurasia Review - Published
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn't an option and there are more likely to be many people living under one.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown.. NPR - Published
Although COVID-19 has hit Britain’s Jews disproportionately hard, few of those deaths have been ultra-Orthodox Jews. But with that community late to start social distancing, will Stamford Hill become.. Haaretz - Published
Torah no longer saves from death. The coronavirus has dealt an unimaginable blow to the rabbinical authority - and worldview - that ultra-Orthodox Jews previously regarded as infallible and eternal Haaretz - Published
COVID-19 is spreading wildly through a Haredi community ill-equipped to understand the nature of the threat. Simple homemade face masks heighten awareness - and could help flatten a frightening curve Haaretz - Published