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Coronavirus and Passover: Four Questions during a pandemic

Our oral tradition is founded upon the Socratic method of “questions and answers” lobbied between study partners or chavrutot. On Seder night, questions are particularly pivotal; multiple irregularities are introduced into the Seder to prompt questions.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
27/03/2021
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Drake raps ‘I should probably go to yeshiva’ in his new single

Born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto to a Black father and Jewish mother, Drake attended Jewish day school as a kid and had a bar mitzvah.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/03/2021

Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies at 47

Gold released seven albums, worked with homeless gay youth and worked to raise awareness about AIDS. While no longer Orthodox, he stayed connected to his Jewish identity.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
17/02/2021

NYC mayoral candidate hints at hands-off approach to yeshivas

Yang is perhaps the first in a crowded field of candidates to broach the yeshiva issue, which has embroiled the haredi Orthodox community since the administration of Mayor Bill De Blasio.

By HANNAH DREYFUS/JTA
13/02/2021
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, asked about improving secular education at yeshivas, said "we sho

Yang hints at hands-off approach to yeshiva education, NYC campaign

Organizations that oppose government scrutiny of secular education at the Jewish private schools were quick to praise Yang for his comments.

By HANNAH DREYFUS/JTA
12/02/2021
Bnei Brak street scene, April 3

Police made secret deal not to enforce lockdown in Bnei Brak - report

It seems the deal came to an end following clashes with Vizhnitz hassidim Thursday.

Coronavirus in Israel: Some foreign yeshiva students getting vaccines

According to the Health Ministry, only Israeli citizens can get the vaccine.

Israel Police clash with ultra-Orthodox COVID-19 regulation violators

Ultra-Orthodox rabbinic leadership calls for community to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

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Hasidic man faces prison, lack of education used as leniency plea

It’s not the first time that advocates for a Hasidic Jew convicted of a crime have pointed out a defendant’s minimal secular education as part of a bid to reduce a prison sentence.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/01/2021
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