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Shira Hanau, JTA
In their new book, “A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg” (Yale University Press), Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper unpack the history of Jewish Williamsburg and the collision of its pious Jewish community with the forces of commerce and urban development.
Percentage is up from 57% in 2013.
Camps in the United States are opening again with a combination of testing and vaccinations, along with a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads.
Zoom services have proven to be a meaningful way of connecting as a congregation.
In 2020, Purim began on the evening of March 9, just before the country shut down to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, the scion of multiple Hasidic dynasties, author of more than 60 books, and a physician who became a leading authority on drug treatment and addiction, has died.
Aaron Mostofsky, an Orthodox Jewish man who participated in the Capitol mob last week wearing fur pelts and a bulletproof vest, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Brooklyn Tuesday morning.
In Israel, as in the United States, haredi Orthodox communities have been hard hit by the coronavirus.
(JTA) — When Rabbi David Seidenberg wrote a prayer for the presidential election in 2004, he wanted it to be usable by people on both...
(JTA) — Rayne Lunger had known for some time that many in her community supported Donald Trump for president. But it was just in...
Orthodox doctors living in Orthodox communities have served in a number of new roles over the course of the past six months — providing medical guidance to COVID patients far beyond the confines of their day jobs, advising on quarantine procedures and shaping policies for camps and schools to reopen.
(JTA) — When Jacob Reich heard that Orthodox Jews would be staging a rally near his home to support President Donald Trump this weekend,...
Jacob Kornbluh, a Chasidic Jew and a political reporter at Jewish Insider, said in a tweet that he was “brutally assaulted."
"This is about mass gatherings and one of the prime places of mass gatherings are houses of worship,” Cuomo said.
The community has been experiencing a major outbreak of COVID-19 for weeks.
(JTA) – In the latest tug of war over how to handle rising COVID-19 cases in New York City, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
Rispler has long been one of the community’s most important leaders and a major donor to Satmar institutions.
NYC Health Department Warns of ‘Significant Concern’ About COVID-19 Rise in Largely Orthodox Neighborhoods
(JTA) – Six heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens are currently contributing 20% of all new COVID-19 cases in New York City, and...
(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holy Days will be anything but normal. With eight services happening...
To some, the shift in focus from synagogues to homes as the center of Jewish life is a healthy recalibration for a culture in which synagogues had become too central.
Farhadian Weinstein, 44, stepped into the city’s crowded district attorney’s race last week with a vision for “progressive prosecution.”
“They are vital to the core mission of the JCC,”
It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing.
It follows contentious lobbying from Orthodox lawmakers.
"A serious case has been made that sleepaway camps could potentially be safer than day camps.”
Protesters have been a daily sight in Brooklyn over the last few weeks. But the protesters blocking traffic Thursday on the streets of the...
Its CEO, Eric Goldstein, will forgo a salary for the coming year.
"People are just concerned about safety and everyone wants to feel that they’re safe and that their stores are safe, their communities are safe.”