Pa. Attorney General asks judge to keep restrictions on gatherings – ABC27

| September 17, 2020

Guthrie and community partners break ground on $4.5 million early childhood learning centerNews / 20 hours ago 86-year-old woman found dead in walk-in refrigerator at Trotwood nursing homeNews / 21 hours ago Good Samaritans save state trooper assaulted by Richmond man during a traffic stop in HenricoNews / 15 hours ago Veteran robbed during heart attackNews / 21 hours ago hopkins in courtNews / 1 day ago Sedgwick County and law enforcement communities remember Sheriff's Deputy Robert KunzeVideo / 16 hours ago Rochester Mayor addresses Daniel Prude death, city protests and accountabilityNews / 17 hours ago Mayor Lovely Warren addresses Daniel Prude death, Rochester protests, accountability, and more (full interview) September 16, 2020News / 21 hours ago Survivor writes free how-to guide on beating brain cancerNews / 2 days ago CDC's Redfield comments on the importance of masksNews / 1 day ago Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pactsNews / 2 days ago Mideast peace agreementNews / 2 days ago

This is why ‘woke’ millennials and Gen-Z are shockingly ignorant about the Holocaust – indy100

| September 17, 2020

Growing up as the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I was consistently exposed to stories about the horrifying genocide of the 1940s. I recall clearly how, aged seven, I was told by my grandma about her traumatic experience of being transported to Auschwitz on a cattle truck

More Than 10 Percent of Millennials and Gen Z Believe Jews Caused the Holocaust: Poll – KYR News

| September 17, 2020

The millennial and Z generations have a shocking and saddening lack of knowledge about the Holocaust, with more than one in 10 believing the atrocity was caused by the Jewish people according to a new survey. According to a poll conducted by the President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), both generations display a disturbing lack of basic awareness about some key facts surrounding the Holocaust, including not knowing how many people died or the names of Nazi concentration camps. In what is described as one of the most disturbing revelations of the survey, 11 percent of U.S.

Covid Strands Hasidic Pilgrims on Ukraine-Belarus Border – The New York Times

| September 17, 2020

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine They sang. They danced. They slumped in exhaustion on their luggage.

Ukraine tells Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stuck on its border to turn back – Haaretz.com

| September 17, 2020

Ukraine on Thursday strongly warned thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have been stuck on its border for days that it won't allow them into the country due to coronavirus restrictions. Ukrainian authorities said about 2,000 people have gathered at the border with Belarus, in hope of traveling to the Ukrainian city of Uman to visit the grave of an important Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810, Nachman of Bratslav. Thousands of the ultra-Orthodox Jews visit the city each September for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

Thousands of Ger Hasidim to hunker down together in Jerusalem over High Holy Days: No worries – Haaretz.com

| September 17, 2020

Dozens of buses will leave midday Thursday from locations across Israel, all heading for Yirmiyahu Street 3 in Jerusalem, address of the Ger Hasidims giant study hall. These buses will carry 2,000 yeshiva students who havent been home for three weeks, during which time they were tested twice for the coronavirus. People agree to give up seeing their wives and children for this, say members of this Hasidic group

Burned out and abused: French COVID-19 testers strike over work conditions – Arab News

| September 17, 2020

KIEV: Around 1,000 Hasidic Jews were massed on Ukraines border Thursday, with some vowing to stay, even though Kiev refused their entry citing coronavirus restrictions and Israel urged them to return.Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews travel to the central Ukrainian city of Uman every Jewish New Year which falls on September 18-20 this year to visit the tomb of Rabbi Nahman, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement.The mainly American, French and Israeli believers departed for Uman this year even though both the Ukrainian and Israeli governments last month urged them not to travel because of the pandemic.Kiev has closed its borders for most of the month of September but the pilgrims attempted to bypass the restrictions by traveling through Belarus.Speaking to AFP from the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, one of ultra-Orthodox pilgrims, Itsik Cohen, said the believers were hoping for divine intervention.Im waiting and praying that they open the borders, so we can have the privilege of being with our Rabbi, God willing, said Cohen, an Israeli Breslov Hassid from Jerusalem.We believe in God, and if God wants it this way, we need to do anything we can to show our determination, to the very last minute.Ukrainian authorities said the situation had not changed since Monday when crowds of believers began building up on the closed Ukraine border and pilgrims were still refusing to leave.A video released by Ukraines border guards on Thursday showed tents and sleeping bags on the roadside along with piles of garbage.They are dancing, they are singing, they are praying, the spokesman for the Ukrainian border guard service, Andriy Demchenko, told AFP.He said that some 1,000 pilgrims had reached the no-mans land at several border crossings, while the total number of believers in Belarus hoping to cross was closer to 2,000.Ultra-Orthodox members of the Israeli coalition had pressed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to enable the tradition, despite the objection of health officials who feared the crowded mass event would increase contagion.But an Israeli minister indicated Thursday that efforts to enable ultra-Orthodox believers access to Uman had failed.Ukraine announced it wouldnt allow entry via border crossings or any form of small delegation, Higher Education and Water Minister Zeev Elkin, who is Ukrainian-born, said on Twitter.I call on our citizens to return to Israel and uphold the quarantine instructions upon their arrival.Moshe Garcin, a 44-year-old pilgrim who arrived in Uman days before Ukraine closed its borders, told AFP that its not for them (Israel government) to say this.And pilgrim Cohen dismissed the Israeli ministers call.Elkin doesnt determine the reality, theres a God in the world, he said.Both Ukraine and Israel are keen to avoid a spike in coronavirus infections, with Kiev closing the borders to foreigners until late September.Israel is set to be the first developed country to enforce a second nationwide shutdown, to begin on Friday afternoon.The Belarus border guard service said 1,216 people had attempted to cross since Monday, including 337 children.The pilgrims standoff on the border has led to diplomatic tensions between Ukraine and Belarus.Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday accused Belarus of giving them false hope of entering despite the restrictions by spreading rumors that the Ukrainian border may still be open to foreigners.Minsk has called on Kiev to open dialogue with the pilgrims and show respect for their rights.The Red Cross came and gave us water, hot water and cold water and tea, and provided medical care to whoever needed it, pilgrim Cohen said.Meanwhile, up to 3,000 Hasidic Jews have arrived in Uman for the celebrations, local police said.