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New York Local DA Announces Discrimination Inquiry Into Car Dealership Where Hasidic Man Was Told, ‘You’re Spreading the Virus’ – Algemeiner

| March 28, 2020

Johnstons Toyota dealership in New Hampton, New York, refused to service to a Hasidic Jewish man, with an employee telling him, Youre spreading the virus. Photo: Screenshot. A New York car dealership that refused to honor a Hasidic Jewish mans appointment by claiming he was spreading the coronavirus is now being investigated by the local district attorney for alleged antisemitic discrimination

Hasidic Jew Turned Away from Toyota Dealer in NY: You’re Spreading the Virus – Breaking Israel News

| March 28, 2020

A Hasidic man had an appointment on Monday to service his car at Toyota service center in Goshen, NY. However, instead of being serviced like the rest of the locations customers, he was told to leave because he was spreading the virus. The man said that he called Johnstons Toyota to see if he can bring his vehicle in for maintenance

‘Unorthodox’ Remembers Atrocities Of The Past While Stepping Bravely Into The Future – MTV.com

| March 28, 2020

I have tears in my eyes, 24-year-old actress Shira Haas says, responding to the shocking results of a 2018 survey by the Claims Conference, an organization dedicated to preserving the memories of Holocaust victims. The study reports that 41 percent of millennials believe that 2 million or fewer Jews were killed in the genocide (compared to the 6 million Jewish people who lost their lives, and the roughly 11 million people total who perished), and 66 percent of millennials cannot say what Auschwitz was

NYPD Raids Sleeping Truckers In Brooklyn, Tows Trucks Needed To Haul Supplies – Blue Lives Matter

| March 25, 2020

Brooklyn, NY New York Police Department (NYPD) officers conducted a raid Monday morning on a group of long-haul truckers who were sleeping in their cabs on a residential street in the 66th Precinct. NYPD Deputy Inspector James King, the commanding officer of the 66th Precinct, tweeted about the operation right after it happened, but has since deleted the post in which he bragged about having illegally parked tractor trailers towed in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic emergency. The tweet was captured by retired NYPD Detective David Chianese and published on his Advocacy for LEOs blog on Tuesday.

WATCH IT DESPICABLE ANTI-SEMITISM: Hasidic Jew Denied Service At Toyota YOU ARE SPREADING THE VIRUS – Yeshiva World News

| March 24, 2020

Once again, as has happened throughout our history when there have been pandemics, Jews have been blamed for it.

As Symptoms Spread, Hasidic Leaders Sound the Alarm: ‘A Fire Is Burning’ – THE CITY

| March 24, 2020

Photo: Reuven Blau /THE CITY Sign up for THE CITY Scoop, our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Early Tuesday morning, roughly 70 people gathered in a Brooklyn synagogue for a morning shachris prayer service

Why Coronavirus is Rapidly Spreading in the Hasidic Community – Jewish Journal

| March 24, 2020

A vicious rumor has been making the rounds: Hasidim are neglecting to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously because we are selfish. But as someone born and bred in the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who now lives in Jerusalem and writes for Yiddish publications, I can say thats wrong.

NYC coronavirus cases double Businesses ordered to keep half of workforce at home City looks to turn hotels into hospitals – Politico

| March 24, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York City more than doubled in just one day, reaching 1,871 on Wednesday. As the outbreak continues to spiral, officials continue to pile on more social restrictions in hopes of slowing the spread. Businesses will now be ordered to keep half their employees at home, Gov

Why mikvahs are open during the coronavirus outbreak for now – The Jerusalem Post

| March 24, 2020

When the rabbis of New Jerseys suburban Bergen County took the bold step of shutting down almost all facets of communal Jewish life last week, they left the doors of one institution open: the womens mikvah, or ritual bath.That pattern has been repeated in place after place this week as the Jewish world has responded to the coronavirus epidemic.

3 happy Jewish coronavirus stories to finish the week – JTA News

| March 24, 2020

(JTA) After a week in which the headlines seemed to grow more grim by the day, its worth remembering that even as cities go dark across the globe, the world continues to turn. Babies are born, people are getting married, and thankfully the sun still rises every morning. As we wind down a work week unlike any weve experienced before, here are three Jewish stories of hope and joy to take you into the weekend.


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