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Are weddings behind the COVID-19 spike in NY Orthodox neighborhoods? – The Jerusalem Post

| September 13, 2020

Rising fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases in New York Citys Orthodox communities appear to be coming to pass, with the proportion of tests turning up cases of the disease more than four times the citywide rate in one heavily Orthodox neighborhood in newly released data from late August.Meanwhile, rising cases in New Jersey, Baltimore and other areas with large Orthodox populations represent a threat to in-person instruction at local Jewish schools, many of which reopened last week, as well as plans for in-person services for the High Holidays. And even as many Orthodox leaders are exhorting community members to follow public health recommendations to wear masks and avoid large gatherings, others say they intend to flout rules designed to stop the spread of the disease. In a video taken at a wedding Sunday where unmasked guests appeared in the background, Borough Park activist and radio host Heshy Tischler vowed to attend a wedding every night no matter what restrictions Gov.

Danish PM opposes bill banning circumcision, cites her promise to Jews – The Jerusalem Post

| September 13, 2020

Denmarks prime minister opposes a bill seeking to ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys, saying Danish Jews must continue to be part of Denmark. Mette Frederiksen of the ruling Social Democrat party made the statement during an interview Thursday on TV2 about a bill submitted last month in parliament by a leader of the left-wing Forward party, which seeks to outlaw the circumcision of minors without medical reason as done by Muslims and Jews. Frederiksen appeared to reference the fate of Danish Jews during the Holocaust, when hundreds of boat owners smuggled thousands of Jews to safety in Sweden and beyond the reach of the Nazi occupation.

All roads lead to Uman: Bratslav Hasidim will risk their lives to visit rebbe’s grave – Haaretz

| September 4, 2020

B., a Bratslav Hasid from Jerusalem, went on an atypical shopping trip with his friend. They entered one of the large fashion chains and left outfitted with jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps, completely secular outfits.

Yuyo and the Hasidic – Peacebuilding Fund for Palestinians and Israelis – PRESSENZA International News Agency

| September 4, 2020

By Jhon Snchez In 2010, one block away from the L train in Brooklyn, I always found my favorite falafel place. The owner was a Palestinian man, nicknamed Yuyo

South Nyack police looking for racist, anti-Semitic intruders of government Zoom meeting – The Journal News

| September 4, 2020

SOUTH NYACKPoliceareseeking the public's help to capture two masked bigots who interrupted a government meeting to spewracist, anti-Semitic comments and terrorist threats. The police released videos of theintrusions on the village website, warning, "The videos and photographs contain vulgar and offensive content." "The suspects stated multiple times 'I am going to bomb your village tonight and ISIS is coming to your village'," South Nyack-Grand View Daniel Wilson said in a news release. After displaying a Nazi swastika flag during an initial appearance, one hacker showed a rainbow flag, stating, "This is what I do to LGBTs," as a person is beheaded in the background, Wilson said.

Shofar lessons are becoming a pre-holiday necessity in the age of coronavirus – Religion News Service

| September 4, 2020

(RNS) In the biblical account, the walls of Jericho came tumbling down after Joshua commanded seven priests to blow their rams horns or shofars. This year, it will take a lot more than seven priests for the plaintive wail of the shofar to penetrate the walls of Jews sheltering in place for the Jewish High Holy Days. The coronavirus has left nearly all synagogues across the country shuttered

Woman Badly Assaulted In Heart Of Williamsburg Hasidic Community [VIDEO & PHOTO] – Yeshiva World News

| August 29, 2020

The NYPD is asking the publics assistance identifying the following individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo regarding an assault that occurred in Willliamsburg. The NYPD tells YWN that at round 6:00AM on Tuesday, August 25th, a 46-year-old female victim was walking at the southwest corner of Division Avenue and Rodney Street, when an unknown individual approached from behind, picked up the victim and slammed her onto the sidewalk

NY’s Cuomo vows action against Hasidic Brooklyn weddings over virus concerns – Ynetnews

| August 29, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened on Thursday to step in to prevent large weddings - particularly in Brooklyn's Hasidic community - if New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio fails to do so. If the mayor is not doing any enforcement actions, then the state will, Cuomo told a news conference, according to the New York Post. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo: AFP) Weve had superspreader events in New Rochelle with the Jewish community, weve had them in the Catholic community.

Don’t bank on herd immunity to save us from COVID-19 – Massive Science

| August 29, 2020

There has recently been some speculation that the human population, or at least some segments of it, may already have had sufficient COVID-19 infections to achieve the protective effect of herd immunity. There are also new studies using computational modeling that suggest that the population levels of immunity needed for broad protection are lowerthan the most common estimates of 60-66% immune

Exclusive Interview With God’s Apostle to the Muslims – Israel Today

| August 29, 2020

With a vision of Bible prophecies deeply embedded in his heart, and with God on his side, Rabbi Ezekiel Ben Aharon is single-handedly putting into play an end-times project to convert the entire Muslim world to faith in the God of Israel.


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