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An ambulance driving in the central Israeli city of Elad, April 5, 2020

Grand rabbi of the Spinka hassidic dynasty hospitalized - report

It is unclear what is wrong with the rabbi, other than that he was suffering from shortness of breath.

Jewish visitors pray in the synagogue in the village of Mad, Hungary, July 21, 2016. Picture taken J

Hasidic pilgrimage worries Hungarian villagers under COVID strain

Attendances have grown to more than 20,000 in recent years and the organisers had expected 100,000 people this year until the coronavirus pandemic struck.

By REUTERS
16/04/2021
An illustration of a bride and groom during a Civil marriage outside the Knesset, the Israeli parlia

Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi under investigation for promoting child marriage

While the US State Department has declared them a human rights violation, child marriages are currently still legal in at least 13 US states.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
27/03/2021
Haredi man casts ballot in elections [file]

The rabbis’ election message: religious duty, fear, identity -analysis

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis are issuing a diet of religious duty and fear of persecution to motivate voters, combined with appeals to haredi identity to ward off challenges from other parties.

New York Hasidic men detained in German airport – was there any reason?

The 16 detainees were eventually allowed to proceed to Vienna, but only after being told to sign disclaimers clearing the German authorities of any wrongdoing.

Breaking COVID rules, hundreds crowd for Brooklyn hasidic rabbi's funeral

A livestream video of the funeral posted to the local news site BoroPark24 showed men packed tightly into the study hall, with hardly any attendees wearing masks.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
08/03/2021

COVID lockdown violations plague ultra-Orthodox community over Tu Bishvat

Infection rates in the ultra-Orthodox community remain more than double that of the general population.

COVID lockdown violations plague ultra-Orthodox community over Tu Bishvat

Infection rates in the ultra-Orthodox community remain more than double that of the general population.

Border Police go about coronavirus inspections in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Police warn hassidic communities not to hold Tu Bishvat celebrations

Senior rabbinic leadership of mainstream ultra-Orthodox community says going to protests riot is forbidden.

Rabbi Yehuda "Yudi" Dukes, the longtime director of JNet, a worldwide Chabad educational program, ha

Yehuda ‘Yudi’ Dukes dies after 10-month battle with COVID

The rabbi and his wife, a music therapist, frequently sought spiritual meaning in his struggles with COVID.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
22/01/2021
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