hassidim

IS USING ketoret as a mystical means to combat death a hassidic innovation?
Can the incense prayer be used to combat plagues?

The potency of incense offerings dates back to biblical times. Ketoret was offered twice a day in the Temple, and on Yom Kippur it was brought into the Holy of Holies.

By LEVI COOPER
04/06/2020
It is time for hassidic leaders to embrace the Internet – opinion

In the Jewish world, this pandemic highlights broader societal and narrower cultural disparities.

By FRIMET GOLDBERGER/JTA
27/05/2020
The IDF West Bank Courts continues to be disrupted by political and legal battle.
High Court upholds near one million shekel fine for failure to divorce

The fine was issued to the father of the man who refused the divorce, as he was found to be the direct cause of the son's refusal.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference in temporary hospit
Hasidic leaders defend NYC mayor, call for social distancing in community

“We do not condone any behavior that puts people at risk and pledge to keep working alongside the brave men and women of the NYPD in addressing and eliminating any such occurrences.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
02/05/2020
New York City Mayor de Blasio's blunder

De Blasio threatened “the Jewish community” as a whole.

A TRANQUIL scene in today’s Tiberias, with a view of the Kinneret from the northern city
Hassidim and the 1786 plague in Tiberias: We've been here before

By the month of Iyar, the plague had subsided but people remained in lockdown until after Shavuot.

By LEVI COOPER
30/04/2020
Haredi residents of Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood
Coronavirus and the haredi community

“Let’s put aside for a moment the medical aspect, and consider the economic impact on that sector,” said Moshe Yossef Lefkovitch, a member of the tiny Alexander Hassidic sect.

26/03/2020
Dan Jerusalem Hotel
65 hassidim who visited US hospitalized in Israel with coronavirus

Lubavitchers quarantined at Dan Jerusalem Hotel, infected move to hospital; Health Ministry tracking down other flight passengers. Chabad's 770 Crown Heights headquarters closed for first time ever.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/03/2020
The real reasons coronavirus is spreading in my Hasidic community

Shutting down synagogues and schools inevitably brings up dark memories in a community that consists primarily of descendants of Holocaust and persecution survivors.

By MEYER LABIN/JTA
21/03/2020
rand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum speaks at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York
Satmar Kiryas Yoel shuts down all institutions in NYC due to coronavirus

Other hassidic groups in New York closing down in light of worsening situation in the state and the US in general.

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