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Leaders of six major Orthodox organizations urged in strong terms this week that observant Jews follow the advice of health officials and observe social distancing rules designed to fight the spread … more
In a meeting Tuesday with Orthodox Jewish leaders in Borough Park, U.S. Attorney General William Barr pledged to track and prosecute hate crimes more aggressively on the federal level while also … more
Reactions to President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace from Jewish groups … more
Although it hasn’t yet been determined whether the brutal stabbing of a young father on his way to morning prayers in upstate Ramapo was an anti-Jewish hate crime, it was described by the … more
Yeshivas unapologetically emphasize religious and ethical instruction. A small number of such schools have been accused … more
A recently released Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion focuses mostly on discrimination against, and the persecution of, various religious … more
Within hours of his mother’s funeral, Rabbi Abba Cohen was driving from Baltimore to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. That night Cohen, together with his brother and sister, sat on a … more
New York City’s info page on an ongoing measles outbreak could not be clearer: “Most of these cases have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community,” it says. But less … more
The weirdest part of the Orthodox anti-vaccine conference was probably when the emcee, a rabbi wearing a black hat and white beard, quoted the Gospel of Luke. “Father, forgive them, for they … more
When New York state liberalized its abortion law last week, the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention unsurprisingly released statements slamming the action. And they were joined by two … more
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