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Five Things To Watch If You Loved Netflixs Unorthodox – Grazia

| April 13, 2020

Its quite the side-step from Tiger King, but everyones latest Netflix obsession after bingeing on the lives of Joe Exotic et al - is Unorthodox. If youve not seen it yet, the four-part series is inspired by Deborah Feldmans book, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.

ISSUES OF FAITH: Find beauty in small things during hard times – Peninsula Daily News

| April 10, 2020

ALL THE WORLD is a very narrow bridge. And the main thing to recall is to have no fear, to have no fear at all. Hasidic Rabbi Nachman of Breslevs words are profoundly wise in this time of crisis.

How ‘Unorthodox’ on Netflix got Hasidic Jewish customs right – Los Angeles Times

| April 8, 2020

The Netflix limited series Unorthodox follows Esty, a young Hasidic woman desperate to flee the only world she has ever known for an uncertain future halfway around the world. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Williamsburg in a Satmar community a Hasidic sect known for its extreme religious conservatism and rigidly enforced gender roles Esty (Shira Haas) escapes to Berlin, where she befriends a group of conservatory students and attempts to track down her estranged mother. The series flashes back to explain the circumstances that led her to make such a dramatic break with the past: As a sheltered teenager, she is set up in an arranged marriage with Yanky (Amit Rahav), a young man she barely knows, and is expected to start a family almost immediately

Gov. Cuomo tells Orthodox Jews to abstain from large religious gatherings – The Jerusalem Post

| April 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police Department will do what they need to do to enforce his social distancing regulations. I understand religious gatherings, I understand the Jewish Orthodox community

Family of Holocaust survivor mourns over the wrong body – JTA News

| April 8, 2020

(JTA) The family of a Brooklyn grandfather performed funeral rites for the wrong body due to a mix-up but their upset turned to satisfaction for helping out a stranger with no one to grieve his loss.

Coronavirus in NY: Cuomo tells police to break up funerals, social gatherings; fines will be $1,000 – syracuse.com

| April 7, 2020

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Monseys rate of positive tests for coronavirus is nearly the highest in the country – Jewish Journal

| April 7, 2020

Monsey, N.Y., a well-known Hasidic hub of 42,000 people in suburban Rockland County, has nearly the highest rate of positive tests for the coronavirus in the country. Though the number could be inflated due to high rates of testing, cultural factors, like large families, could also be making the town a hotspot for Covid-19. New York state is the global capital of the pandemic currently, with 122,000 infected and over 4,100 killed by the novel coronavirus.

How I plan to survive a three day yontef with kids and no screentime – Jewish Journal

| April 7, 2020

I think my neighbor put it best. Look, he texted my husband earlier this week, Im at the point where, if my son takes out his tablet on Shabbos afternoon and starts watching a Christmas show, Im just going to go with it. I need a break

Brooklyn’s Orthodox neighborhoods have especially high rates of the coronavirus – JTA News

| April 6, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) Four heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn have especially high rates of the novel coronavirus, according to data released by this citys Department of Health. The record of positive COVID-19 tests in the five boroughs shows that Borough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwood all have above-average positive test rates.

Hasidic community in Canada placed under lockdown after 20 diagnosed with virus – The Times of Israel

| April 6, 2020

Some 4,000 members of the Hasidic Tosh community in the Montreal region have been put under quarantine after around 20 of them tested positive for the new coronavirus following a trip to New York, Canadian health officials said Monday. They started to have symptoms last week


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