Ultra-Orthodox

Hundreds of haredi Jews in Brooklyn celebrate Lag Ba'omer, break lockdown

“Ninety percent of my neighbors are doing the right thing with socially distancing, but it’s 10% who are endangering everyone else’s lives.”

13/05/2020
300 ultra-Orthodox worshipers arrested for breaking into holy site

According to a police spokesperson, the incident was carried out by “hundreds of people” who “trampled over the emergency regulations.”

Bnei Brak residents gather around a bonfire, singing songs.
Massive crowds gather in Mea Shearim for Lag Ba'omer bonfires - watch

In Bnei Brak, hundreds of residents gathered around a fire lit in the middle of Damesek Eliezer Street. Police arrived at the scene, quickly extinguished the flames and dispersed the crowds.

A group shot of actors from the Netflix series Unorthodox
Netflix's ‘Unorthodox’: Unrealistic and incorrect

You want to make a movie and bring down the religious Satmar community? Do it, but do it well and correctly.

By HADASSAH CHEN
07/05/2020
‘Ultra-Orthodox suffering in COVID-19 pandemic due to sins of community'

In New York City, the ultra-Orthodox community has had both high infection rates and high mortality rates, with reports of over 300 deaths in the community.

A HAREDI child reads from the Bible during a reading class at the Kehilot Ya’acov Torah School for b
Ultra-Orthodox schools partially reopen today

Large hassidic communities, including Ger, Viznitz and Belz yet to return to school

Israeli police officers take out ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, a
Is the coronavirus proliferation in Israel the fault of the haredi?

Why this apparent contempt for Jews with side locks, black coats and hats?

New York City police break up another Orthodox funeral as crowds gather

Dozens of police officers directed a large group of visibly Orthodox Jews away from the area, many of whom wore masks and stood in the street. Some were crowded together behind yellow police tape.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
01/05/2020
Israeli police officers take out ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, a
Grapevine: Gracious grandson

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

A TRANQUIL scene in today’s Tiberias, with a view of the Kinneret from the northern city
Hassidim and the 1786 plague in Tiberias: We've been here before

By the month of Iyar, the plague had subsided but people remained in lockdown until after Shavuot.

By LEVI COOPER
30/04/2020
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