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The haredi umbrella group Agudath Israel of America organized the service, which follows a measles outbreak linked in part to haredi Orthodox neighborhoods in New York and elsewhere.
The city's outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly virus began last October and has been largely confined to children in Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.
The Israeli had visited synagogues, businesses and yeshivas before the Purim holiday after arriving from New York, where there is a measles outbreak in some Orthodox Jewish communities.
Sources in United Torah Judaism have not ruled out joining a coalition led by the Blue and White Party if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cannot form a government.
By MAARIV ONLINE,JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Yesh Atid cut the budget for stipends paid by the state to yeshiva students by more than half and significantly cut child allowances that disproportionately benefited the haredi community.
By JEREMY SHARON
Recording reveals he believes Netanyahu will quit after loss.
By GIL HOFFMAN
"I hope Yisrael Beytenu doesn’t pass the electoral threshold; Liberman is an ingrate," said Moshe Gafni
By LAHAV HARKOV
“When Gantz opened his mouth it wasn’t clear if he was Lapid or Gantz”- MK Meir Porush of Agudat Yisrael.
Only through voting can the haredi community strengthen Judaism in Israel, implied Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, head of influential hassidic community in Israel.
“In politics, anything can happen,” says Michal Zernowitski, the first-ever ultra-orthodox candidate to run with the Labor party.
Deutsch won the Jerusalem Marathon and is a candidate to train for the Olympics in Tokyo next year.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A report by the Israel Democracy Institute has highlighted severe failings in the Civilian Service program which haredi men can join in lieu of army service.
Two commemorations took place in Jerusalem and in Bnei Brak.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
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