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Hasidic Jews Reject Measles Vaccines, Spurning Rebbes The …

| May 30, 2019

Minke used to get her kids vaccinated, though she never felt right about it. The thought of injecting her children with a foreign substance one that might cause them to run a fever or have an allergic reaction scared her, even if it might protect them from measles, polio and other life-threatening diseases.

Hasidic Patrol Group Faces Questions After a Crown Heights …

| May 30, 2019

Police officials and the Shomrim members' own accounts of Thursday's encounter indicated that the group violated police guidelines that forbid civilian patrol groups to chase down possible crime suspects. The Police Department's Community Affairs Bureau works with hundreds of groups that use unarmed citizens to patrol their neighborhoods, parks and apartment buildings. In most groups, the civilian patrol members are provided with windbreakers and walkie-talkies and are urged to act only as the "eyes and ears" of the department by reporting crime to the police, according to a police memorandum.

Belgian model walks naked though Hasidic neighborhood of …

| May 30, 2019

A Belgian model was spit at and chased for walking completely naked through the largely Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

Ashkenazi Haroset | My Jewish Learning

| May 24, 2019

On the Passover seder plate, haroset symbolizes the mortar used by slaves in Egypt. These are the classic Eastern European ingredients. Only the proportions vary

The Shame of Borough Park | The New Yorker

| May 23, 2019

Sam Kellners reputation in the Hasidic community of Borough Park, Brooklyn, began to suffer in 2008, when his teen-age son told him that he had been molested by a man who had prayed at their synagogue. Kellners first instinct was to run the man over with his van, but he didnt know if his anger was justified.

| May 22, 2019

Today's Calendar The Fire of Judaism 32nd day of the Omer Wednesday, May 22 Shahrit First Minyan - Followed by a Class Wednesday, May 22 at 6.30 am Shahrit Second Minyan - Followed by a Class Wednesday, May 22 at 7.15 am Shahrit Third Minyan - Followed by a Class Wednesday, May 22 at 8.00 am Minha followed by Arbit Wednesday, May 22 at 6.30 pm Simplifying the Sod with Rabbi David Bibi Wednesday, May 22 at 7.00 pm Men's Torah in the City Wednesday, May 22 at 7.45 pm 33rd day of the Omer Thursday, May 23 Lag La'Omer Thursday, May 23 34th day of the Omer Friday, May 24 Candle lighting Friday, May 24 at 7.54 pm The Fire of Judaism Join us Wednesday evening for a class by Rabbi Shlomo Farhi on the insights into the deeper meaning of Lag La'Omer, followed by a special candle lighting ceremony in honor of the great Sadikeem of our past. Sponsors Welcome read more..


| May 21, 2019

As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our Nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions of Jewish Americans to our country and the world. Rabbi Akiva, a great Jewish scholar, declared that a central principle of the Torah is to love thy neighbor as thyself. Jewish Americans have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to this commandment, helping the downtrodden and pursue justice, sanctifying the name of God, and embodying the best of America.

Denial forms / Holocaust denial / History / Auschwitz-Birkenau

| May 21, 2019

The denial of the Holocaust and genocide take many forms, from simply ignoring obvious facts by manipulating the sources, through minimizing the dimensions of genocide, to trivializing and rationalizing genocide by analogy and claiming that it is an acceptable example of the kinds of things that happen in wartime. The deniers of the Holocaust and genocide attack three facts in particular: According to Professor Yisrael Gutman of the Yad Vashem Memorial Institute in Israel, the use of the term Polish concentration camps is a form of Holocaust denial.

Facebook Search promotes Holocaust denial groups – Business Insider

| May 21, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg defended the presence of Holocaust deniers on Facebook this week despite widespread criticism, arguing that the company's algorithm will punish misinformation to restrict its circulation on the social network rather than deleting it outright. But Facebook has still been prominently showcasing groups that promote Holocaust denial at the top of its search results, Business Insider has found. If a user searches for "Holocaust" on Facebook, some of the top results are for user-created groups that falsely claim the Nazi murder of millions of Jews was fabricated

Hasidic Rabbi Hillel HandlerMeasles Vaccine Antagonist The …

| May 20, 2019

On Monday night in Monsey, the Atrium was packed with ultra-Orthodox Jews. The ballroom of the massive catering hall usually hosts lively Hasidic weddings.

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