Ultra-Orthodox Jews, term covers diverse range of countries and sects

Bnei Brak infection rate plummets

The city has had more than 25,000 infections, and 143 have died from COVID-19. But now, instead of being in the top 10 for infection rates, it is No. 93.

Border Police go about coronavirus inspections in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Coronavirus: Infection rate rising in haredi sector - again

IKEA to open today * Bill to make Eilat, Dead Sea green zones advances

Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem, Israel
Haredi figure Rabbi Soloveitchik in critical condition with COVID - report

His condition took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and he is sedated and on ventilators at the hospital.

What's to be done on Haredi civil disobedience?

How do you ladies suggest the government should deal with haredi civil disobedience?

Rabbi Kanievsky recovers from coronavirus - report

Following Kanievsky's recovery, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the rabbi's household and spoke to his grandson, 30-year-old Yanki Kanievsky.

The haredim within Israel’s democratic society - analysis

I understand that for the haredim the full-time study of the Torah and other religious sources by Jewish males is more important than anything else – it is life itself.

New coronavirus awareness campaign launches in ultra-Orthodox community

The campaign features posters labeled the same way obituary posters are typically labeled and emphasizing the different rates of infection in the different populations.

The Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue on October 19, 2020 in Williamsburg. A wedding planned
We must apply the same COVID-19 standards for all — Jews must choose life

The Torah and the Talmud are filled with rules placing the value of life over nearly every Jewish value, including prayer and communal gatherings such as weddings and funerals.

Israeli journalists attacked while covering COVID-19 haredi communities

Members of Israel’s haredi Orthodox minority increasingly blame the media for their ills, including stringent lockdown conditions.

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