By the month of Iyar, the plague had subsided but people remained in lockdown until after Shavuot.
“Let’s put aside for a moment the medical aspect, and consider the economic impact on that sector,” said Moshe Yossef Lefkovitch, a member of the tiny Alexander Hassidic sect.
Lubavitchers quarantined at Dan Jerusalem Hotel, infected move to hospital; Health Ministry tracking down other flight passengers. Chabad's 770 Crown Heights headquarters closed for first time ever.
Shutting down synagogues and schools inevitably brings up dark memories in a community that consists primarily of descendants of Holocaust and persecution survivors.
Other hassidic groups in New York closing down in light of worsening situation in the state and the US in general.
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When Wassilevsky described hassidism’s approach to Zion, it seems that contemporary issues were close to his mind; it is not always clear when he is channeling hassidism or speaking in his own voice.
“The plaintiffs finished their high school education without knowing about the St. Lawrence River or the theory of evolution,” the summary of their claim reads.
According to the report, the suspects conducted several robberies before breaking into the building of Khal Chassidim looking for a place to hide.
A second woman thought to be present at the attack was not charged.