orthodox jews

Chaim and Chavie Bruk, seen here with four of their five children, didn't know anyone who had adopte
Orthodox Jewish multiracial family in Montana to break taboos about adoption

The story of how they built their family isn’t as typical.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
25/09/2020
New York Police officers wear protective masks, New York, U.S., April 18, 2020
NYC vows to crack down if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Orthodox neighborhoods

The enforcement measures could include closing businesses and schools, moves that would inflame already strained relations between the communities and the city.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/09/2020
The streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one of the Orthodox neighborhoods in New York City where COVI
COVID spreading in Orthodox areas. Why are people still not wearing masks?

In Williamsburg, home to the Satmar Hasidic community, mask wearing on the street is rare.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/09/2020
How Orthodox Jews learned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

"All Jews have had this horrible experience where we come out of a Shabbos or holiday where we find out about something… Yom Kippur last year was when we found out about the shooting in Germany."

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
22/09/2020
Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y
Why Orthodox Jews are going to synagogue while everyone else is on Zoom

This year’s High Holidays have cast new light on the primary difference between Orthodox and non-Orthodox congregations across the country: their approach to halacha, Jewish law.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
19/09/2020
File photo: Divorce.
Screenplay in works about rabbi who tortured men to get religious divorces

Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times journalist and author of the best-selling novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble,” said the subject matter “is extremely close to my heart.”

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
18/09/2020
Volunteer project begins contact tracing in Chicago’s Orthodox community

Community members who have received a confirmed COVID diagnosis fill out an online questionnaire providing information about any Jewish communal events they attended.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
10/09/2020
Yom NCSY concert
Orthodox youth group removes name from Jewish Black Lives Matter statement

The removal of NCSY means that no mainstream Orthodox Jewish group remains among the letter of support's 600 signatories.

By BEN SALES/JTA
04/09/2020
AYENEW AND his mother, brought to Israel despite the coronavirus, receive Bibles and prayer books in
US surgeon general advises Orthodox rabbis on High Holiday practices

“No matter how good your synagogue’s reopening plan is, you’re going to be set up to fail if you’re opening up in the context of runaway community spread,” Adams said.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
03/09/2020
Orthodox Jews tend to support Donald Trump - opinion

Aside from catching COVID-19, the two outbreaks Orthodox Jews fear most are a breakdown of law and order, and rising antisemitism.

By BINYAMIN ROSE/JTA
29/08/2020
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