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Israeli police arrest 320 Jewish worshippers over coronavirus breach [Video]

Israeli police arrest 320 Jewish worshippers over coronavirus breach

Israeli police arrested 320 people at a Jewish bonfire festival celebrating an ancient sage after worshippers rioted over coronavirus restrictions that denied them access to his tomb, officers said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge [Video]

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge

Coronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging.

Credit: BBC World News - Affiliate     Duration: 03:15Published

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Jewish Americans Feel Scapegoated For The Coronavirus Spread

Violations of health regulations by Orthodox Jews have been documented by public officials and media at a level of scrutiny that Jews say others don't face.
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New York police break up massive crowd at rabbi's funeral that defied virus shutdown

New York police broke up a massive crowd of ultra-Orthodox Jews who took part in a rabbi's funeral in defiance of a statewide coronavirus shutdown, and the mayor walked back comments on the gathering..
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Zoom Shivas and Prayer Hotlines: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews are estimated to have died in Brooklyn. Here’s how the pandemic is changing their longstanding rituals.
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Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19

As 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.
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Coronavirus hits harder in poorer NYC neighborhoods

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hit especially hard in poorer New York City neighborhoods where telecommuting isn't an option and there are more likely to be many people living under one..
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Israel Faces Challenges In Fighting Coronavirus In Ultra-Orthodox Communities

Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown..
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Coronavirus in Israel: Cases Soar Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Failure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
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Virus Soars Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews as Many Flout Israel’s Rules

Failure to comply with government restrictions is causing the coronavirus to spread in ultra-Orthodox communities up to eight times faster than elsewhere in Israel.
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Catholics must reject social media anti-Semitism, Indiana bishop says

Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb 25, 2020 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church has “firmly condemned” anti-Semitism, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana said Feb. 19, warning against..
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Belgian PM condemns anti-Semitic floats in historic parade

Brussels, Belgium, Feb 24, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The Belgian Prime Minister, Sophie Wilmes, has condemned a traditional parade in the country which featured apparently anti-Semitic floats. For..
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Israel confirms ultra-Orthodox draft figures were inflated

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a hot-button issue..
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‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises

More than half of the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks on Jewish people. Orthodox Jews are particularly at risk.
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Michigan couple sues airline after getting kicked off flight

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple is suing American Airlines for discrimination after being removed from a flight because the airline said the Orthodox Jewish couple smelled bad. Yehuda..
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American Airlines agent said Orthodox Jews only bathe once a week, lawsuit claims

A Michigan couple say they've been defamed by American Airlines' continued statements that they were removed from a flight because of their smell.
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Bill Barr Comes To Brooklyn To Announce Federal Hate Crime Charges Against Woman Accused Of Slapping Orthodox Jews

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Hanukkah stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

Grafton Thomas, 37, attacked a half-dozen Orthodox Jews who were inside a rabbi's home celebrating the holiday.
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Orthodox women seek bigger role as Jews end Talmud cycle

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Orthodox Jews worldwide conclude a grueling marathon of daily Talmud study, a growing number of Israeli women have joined the effort, spotlighting collapsing gender barriers in..
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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you..
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Monsey Stabbing: Several Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb

The attack occurred at an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in an area with a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews.
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France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the..
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Hate Crime Unit Investigating Multiple Assaults & Attempted Robberies Of Ultra-Orthodox Jews In Williamsburg

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The NYPD's Hate Crime Unit is investigating a series of attempted robberies and assaults carried out against ultra-Orthodox Jewish victims in South Williamsburg this week. [ more › ]
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Lakewood, N.J. Police Searching For Suspect Wanted In Slashing Of Tires On 56 Cars Belonging To Orthodox Jews

Police are investigating an unprecedented number of tire slashings.
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In search for debate-qualifying donors, de Blasio finds help among Orthodox Jews

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