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Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of contemporary Rabbinic Judaism. Theologically, it is chiefly defined by regarding the Torah, both Written and Oral, as literally revealed by God on Mount Sinai and faithfully transmitted ever since.
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Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews take to internet in coronavirus lockdownIsrael's religiously devout Jews, who traditionally shun the use of internet or smartphones, are increasingly going online to shop, study and video chat as the coronavirus outbreak forces them to stay..
Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas to stem coronavirus spreadIsrael locked down mainly ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas of Jerusalem on Sunday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus from the densely populated neighbourhoods where the infection rate is high.
Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19As the coronavirus began to spread in New Jersey a few weeks ago, a coalition of Orthodox Jewish groups issued a statement that "upended" the holiday.
Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit hard by coronavirusIsraeli police threw up metal barricades and roadblocks on Friday to enforce a lockdown of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by coronavirus.
Elderly to be evacuated en masse from ultra-Orthodox Israeli town hit by coronavirusThe Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of coronavirus, the government said on Thursday.
Coronavirus in Israel: Cases Soar Among Ultra-Orthodox JewsFailure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
Virus Soars Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews as Many Flout Israel’s RulesFailure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictionsIsraeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures..
'Deeply disruptive': Orthodox synagogue copes with coronavirus quarantineAbout 1,000 people associated with the tightly knit Young Israel synagogue in New Rochelle are under precautionary quarantine because of coronavirus.
New York City school cancels classes after suspected coronavirus caseAn Orthodox Jewish school in New York City canceled classes on Tuesday to allow for precautionary measures after a suspected case of coronavirus turned up within its community.
American Airlines agent said Orthodox Jews only bathe once a week, lawsuit claimsA Michigan couple say they've been defamed by American Airlines' continued statements that they were removed from a flight because of their smell.
Israeli education minister implies homosexuality is unnaturalSeveral Israeli school districts held impromptu tolerance classes on Sunday after the country's education minister, an Orthodox rabbi, angered LGBT campaigners by implying homosexuality was unnatural.
Funerals held for two NJ shooting victimsMembers of New York's Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community gathered for funerals for Moshe Deutsch and Mindel Ferencz, two victims of Tuesday's shooting at a grocery in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Dec...