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Social Distancing

You’ve seen Orthodox Jews flouting social distancing on the news. You’ve watched videos of some of them burning masks on the street. Much anger and resentment has been directed towards religious Jews during the pandemic, and for people willfully ignoring social distancing guidelines (this includes people from all walks of […]
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Dear JITC- What is the Torah perspective on wearing a mask and social distancing? Thanks, Cory Dear Cory- That you should do it. Sincerely, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Educational Correspondent Follow Ask Rabbi Jack on YouTube Editor’s Note: While Rabbi Abramowitz asked that we publish his response immediately and verbatim, and […]
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Orthodox Jews March in Brooklyn to Honor George Floyd Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community registered its outrage over the police-custody death of George Floyd, shouting “no justice, no peace” and holding “Black Lives Matter” signs. More than 200 demonstrators marched peacefully, blending calls for justice with the Torah teachings. Yeshivat Noam […]
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There are just a few hundred thousand survivors of the Holocaust believed to be left in the world. No one knows how many among them are observant Jews, but it is surely a minority. The Coronavirus Pandemic is reigniting their traumas, making them sick, and even tragically killing some of […]
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Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star Unlike most of the residents of Kiryas Joel, who belong to the Satmar sect of Orthodox Judaism, Dr. Zelenko is part of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which has made him something of an outsider. Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, quickly […]
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COVID-19 has changed the face of the world in just a few short weeks, and many forms of entertainment and education have been suspended, changed or cancelled. Books, however, are not only not cancelled, as a business, they are flourishing. Whether you’ve been quarantined, are recovering or are social distancing, […]
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