diaspora

A couple share a romantic glass of champagne in the Golan Heights
Queer Jews finding meaning in the laws of family purity

Along with keeping kosher and Shabbat, adherence to the laws of family purity is considered a pillar of observant Jewish life.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
22/10/2020
https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/antisemitic-mural-resurfaces-at-march-on-washington-2020
European Jewish population at lowest share for a millennium and declining

The study published Wednesday by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research found 1.3 million people who describe themselves as Jewish in continental Europe.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
22/10/2020
Afraid to reveal I was Jewish in Bahrain. There, I realized my privilege

In Bahrain, the fear was different. In my wildest nightmares I imagined being called out loudly as a Jew and all heads turning in my direction.

By GAYLE MEYERS/JTA
21/10/2020
A man arrives at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York Decembe
I blew the whistle on the 10,000 person Satmar wedding. Here’s why

My motivation for reporting such irresponsible behavior outweighs the unpleasantness of the online harassment, although I am unfortunately well aware that it could escalate to physical violence.

By NAFTULI MOSTER/JTA
21/10/2020
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
Trade union leader sorry for telling Jewish ex-banker to 'count his gold'

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite the Union, made the remark about Peter Mandelson in an interview aired Monday on the BBC.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
21/10/2020
Men pray in Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood on Sunday.
The psychology of disobedience

Understanding the behavior of some ultra-Orthodox during the pandemic

By TUVIA PERI
20/10/2020
A man arrives at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York Decembe
Satmar leader who called to follow health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, 70, died Friday, according to Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox news site.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
17/10/2020
Ultra-Orthodox residents walk through of the Mea She’arim neighborhood of Jerusalem, August 2020
Rabbi Art Green (still) believes Hasidic ideas are key to modern Judaism

Green spoke with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in August about his forthcoming book, how Hasidic Jews became conservatives.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
17/10/2020
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