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Every Jew must decide which side theyre on – Jewish Journal

| June 1, 2020

On the first day, a white woman made a panicked call to 911, because a black man bird-watching nearby in Central Park politely asked her to leash her dog. On the second day, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was arrested and lynched by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, who pressed his knee into Floyds neck for more than five minutes in response to a complaint that Floyd attempted to use a counterfeit bill at a convenience store. A brave teenager, Darnell Frazier, laid bare the truth of what happened by recording it on video.

How Covid-19 Brought Me and My Hasidic Neighbors Together – Aish

| May 31, 2020

For years I felt rejected by my Hasidic neighbors. The pandemic changed all that

It is time for Hasidic leaders to embrace the internet – JTA News

| May 30, 2020

SUFFERN, N.Y.

Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say theyre scapegoats in the coronavirus crisis. The othering goes back decades. – Business…

| May 30, 2020

In normal times, thousands of mourners likely would have lined the streets of the New York hamlet of Spring Valley for the burial of Josef Neumann, one of five men brutally attacked in December by a machete-wielding man while observing Hanukkah at the home of a local rabbi. But Neumann, 72, died in March, during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government is feeding a Hasidic persecution complex – Forward

| May 30, 2020

Imagine you are a Hasidic teenage boy, a yeshiva student. You usually have school all year round, six days a week; your purpose in life is to study Torah, especially before your arranged marriage at the age of 18 or 19 while you are not yet distracted by family and work. From the time you are young, you are taught that all time not spent studying is bittul zman, a waste of time.

Hasidic school in upstate N.Y. operating with hundreds of students inside – Forward

| May 30, 2020

(JTA) A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its building. Orange County said in a statement that officials visiting the school last week found what appeared to be hundreds of students inside, not wearing personal protective equipment, not social distancing, and plainly in violation of the Governors Executive Orders, the Times Herald-Record reported. The county health department issued a case-and-desist order to the school the following day.

Crown Heights Leads Social Distancing Tickets, Arrests From 311 – Prospect Heights, NY Patch

| May 30, 2020

CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN Cops in Crown Heights acted on 311 social distancing complaints more often than any other neighborhood in the city, a new study found. And those actions writing tickets or conducting arrests are at the center of an ongoing controversy over uneven enforcement of social enforcement citywide

Coronavirus: Writer who inspired Netflix’s Unorthodox on her ex-community’s battle with COVID-19 – Sky News

| May 30, 2020

The writer whose life inspired hit Netflix series Unorthodox says the ultra-orthodox Jewish community she grew up in couldn't react quickly enough to COVID-19 because of its herd mentality. Deborah Feldman's 2012 memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots is the basis for the mini-series about a woman who flees an arranged marriage.

Chester seeks recusal of judge in discrimination case against Hasidic housing – Lohud

| May 21, 2020

Chris McKenna, Times Herald-Record Published 2:39 p.m. ET May 19, 2020 CHESTER - Town attorneys filed court papers on Monday indicating they will ask a federal judge to recuse himself from a discrimination case brought against Chester and Orange County by the developers of the 431-home Greens at Chester development. The attorneys told District Court Judge Philip Halpern in a letter that they recently learned that he served as a court-appointed mediator in a separate lawsuit against the town that makes similar claims of trying to block new housing for Hasidic families.

Doctor who urged Trump to take untested drug leaving his Orthodox patients amid feud – Jewish Journal

| May 21, 2020

YouTube Dr. Vladimir Zelenko Dr.


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