The story of how they built their family isn’t as typical.
The enforcement measures could include closing businesses and schools, moves that would inflame already strained relations between the communities and the city.
In Williamsburg, home to the Satmar Hasidic community, mask wearing on the street is rare.
"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."
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.
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.”
Community members who have received a confirmed COVID diagnosis fill out an online questionnaire providing information about any Jewish communal events they attended.
The removal of NCSY means that no mainstream Orthodox Jewish group remains among the letter of support's 600 signatories.
“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.
Aside from catching COVID-19, the two outbreaks Orthodox Jews fear most are a breakdown of law and order, and rising antisemitism.