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Israeli leader of Belz Hasidic sect urges teachers in new Brooklyn yeshiva to get vaccinated

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the leader of the Belz Hasidic sect who lives in Israel, urged teachers at a new Belz school being built in Borough Park to get vaccinated.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
13/12/2021

NYC mayor misused security detail for personal benefit, watchdog says

A spokeswoman for the mayor in a statement said he had never ordered members of his detail to do anything for his children and that they had provided security as advised by police officials.

By REUTERS
07/10/2021

Bill de Blasio raps Ben & Jerry’s, saying he’ll lay off Cherry Garcia

The NYC mayor's remarks came a day after the Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, announced that it would not sell its ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory.”

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
21/07/2021
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference in temporary hospit

NYC initiative partners with communities to fight hate crime, antisemitism

"The Jewish community, as it confronts an increase in the age-old scourge of anti-Semitism, will... partner with their fellow New Yorkers to defeat this societal epidemic."

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio marches alongside Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at the Celebrate Israel P

Bill de Blasio calls Israel ‘a fundamentally progressive concept’

De Blasio was asked if he was concerned about a rise in support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement “on the left.” He said the vast majority of liberal Democrats oppose the movement.

By GABE FRIEDMAN
19/02/2021
Residents of Hasidic Williamsburg have largely returned to pre-pandemic life, as seen on Sept. 29, 2

NY Hasidic Jews continue to hold large weddings despite COVID rules

Members of the Hasidic community say the weddings aren’t likely to stop, in part because cases are not translating into the large number of hospitalizations and deaths seen in the spring.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/11/2020

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

With the positivity rate ticking upward and the city’s COVID situation growing more dire, the in-person operation of New York City’s Jewish schools remains precarious.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
19/11/2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: I regret how I handled Orthodox funeral in April

The comments came in response to a question about a call he held with Orthodox leaders from Brooklyn and Queens Monday night.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
21/10/2020

NYC 'End Jew Hate' protest demands apology from Cuomo

The protest intends to invoke a "public apology" for the "hurtful and bigoted statements" from the governor's office.

Protest to be held in NY against officials blaming Jews for COVID-19

Planned to be held at the New York City Public Library on Thursday, the protest will particularly address recent remarks made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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