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Developer proposes 205,000-sq.-ft. business park off Route 208 in South Blooming Grove – Times Herald-Record

| January 6, 2021

Chris McKenna|Times Herald-Record SOUTH BLOOMING GROVE - A developer has proposed building 205,000 square feet of storesand offices off Museum Village Road and Route 208, not far from the busy interchange where Route 208 meets Route 17. The proposed South Blooming Grove Business Park would consist of a pair of three-story buildings, each 40 feet high, to be built on 10 of the 44 total acres in the development site, according to plans taken up this month by the Village Planning Board

Exposing the Visceral Lies of Jew-Haters – The Media Line

| January 6, 2021

BBCs extreme makeover of mass murderer of Jews mocks memory of innocents and harms peacemakers efforts in 2021 At the onset of a New Year, especially the year after the COVID disaster that was 2020, who doesnt want to focus on the positive, on the potential for good, on a future filled with real hope?

In 1800s Poland, Hasidic runaway girls spurred a Jewish school revolution – The Times of Israel

| January 4, 2021

NEW YORK There is a saying, Well-behaved women rarely make history. Its a sentiment that underpins author Rachel Manekins new book The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia. From the late 1800s until the eve of World War I, hundreds of young Jewish women living in Western Galicia, now Poland, fled their Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes to find refuge in a Krakw convent where some ultimately converted to Roman Catholicism

The War Against the Haredim – City Journal

| December 30, 2020

In late 2014, I met with Naftuli Moster, a bright and charismatic graduate student at Hunter College who grew up in Brooklyns Hasidic community. He was interested in studying Hasidic parents attitudes toward secular (nonreligious) educationan area that I have long researched and written about. I gave him the best guidance I could: how to write a survey, how to get buy-in from the community, whether to use Yiddish or English, and how to ensure that his sample was as representative as possible

How To Overcome COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Try Truth From Trusted Messengers : Shots – Health News – NPR

| December 30, 2020

A Hasidic man and medical workers cross paths near the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in November. When public health messaging comes from community leaders, it's much more likely to be adopted, research on diverse groups finds.

Why ‘Unorthodox’ scared Shira Haas and how she got over it – Los Angeles Times

| December 30, 2020

Hello! Im Yvonne Villarreal. Welcome to another edition of the companion newsletter to our recently launched The Envelope: The Podcast, where my cohost Mark Olsen and I bring you highlights from each weeks episode throughout awards season. The Golden Globes drew criticism last week when it was reported that Lee Isaac Chungs Minari, one of this years most acclaimed American films, would be classified as a foreign-language film because its dialogue is primarily in Korean.

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black on his creative process and Covid recovery – The Jewish News of Northern California

| December 19, 2020

Nissim Black is passionately, assuredly, confidently in love with God. Not in love with Judaism, though hes fastidious in prayer and observance

From ‘The Crown’ to ‘The Last Dance,’ 11 of the year’s best TV shows and films inspired by real people – The Spokesman-Review

| December 19, 2020

What a strange, tragic and pivotal year 2020 has been. Its somewhat fitting that in a period when truth was stranger than fiction, some of the best TV and film efforts were based on real-life events

Hanukkah Takes On Special Meaning As COVID-19 Vaccines Begin To Distribute – Wyoming Public Media

| December 19, 2020

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the Festival of Lights, better known as Hanukkah. Folks around the country are lighting their menorahs, including here in Wyoming. Cooper McKim spoke with Seth Ward, University of Wyoming professor of religious studies, about the holiday's special meaning this year

Times Bares Its Anti-Hasidic Bias in Covering COVID-Era Weddings – Algemeiner

| December 5, 2020

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn following the cancellation of a wedding with 10,000 invited guests due to coronavirus restrictions, Oct. 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Lev Radin / Sipa USA.


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