Jewish New Yorkers Unite to Raise Millions for Ukraine

New York City is home to some 300,000 Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

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Rabbi Yoel Kahn, Oral Scribe for the Grand Rabbi, Dies at 91

For decades he memorized virtually verbatim the speeches and discourses of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson and meticulously compiled them into about 150 volumes.

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Mother of 10 Becomes One of Few Hasidic Female Doctors

An ultra-Orthodox mother navigated strict cultural norms to become one of the few Hasidic female doctors in the country.

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

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How the Pandemic Nearly Tore Israel Apart

Lockdowns brought tensions between secular and ultra-Orthodox communities to the boiling point. The political consequences could be felt for years to come.

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The Surprising Places in NYC Where Trump’s Support Grew

Joseph R. Biden Jr. won President Trump’s hometown handily. But a deeper look at election data suggests a surge in support for the president in some districts.

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$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

“This was amazingly irresponsible,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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15% of Virus Tests Are Positive, and Few Wear Masks in One Orthodox Suburb

Several towns with large ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations are seeing coronavirus case rates that are among the highest in New York.

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New York Threatens Orthodox Jewish Areas With Lockdown Over Virus

Community leaders said residents have resisted the rules in part because of the influence of President Trump, whose views on masks have been embraced.

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N.Y.C. Warns About Rising Virus Cases in Hasidic Neighborhoods

Officials see a worrisome indicator in several parts of Brooklyn and Queens after a couple of months of declining or flat transmission.

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Covid Strands Hasidic Pilgrims on Ukraine-Belarus Border

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims seeking to travel from Belarus to Ukraine to visit the grave of a revered rabbi were barred from entering because of virus restrictions.

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N.Y.P.D. Shuts Down Brooklyn Yeshiva for Violating Virus Ban

After receiving a complaint, the police descended on the building in Brooklyn and discovered the students. Few were wearing masks.

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Recovered Covid-19 Patients in Orthodox Jewish Community Flock to Donate Blood Plasma

“The community has taken a tragedy and turned it into a superpower,” said an expert on using plasma to treat people after virus exposure.

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Hasidic Funeral in Brooklyn Draws 2,500, Creating Crisis for Mayor de Blasio

The event showed the challenges that officials have faced in addressing the flouting of social distancing in close-knit ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.

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New York Hasidic Jewish Communities Hit Hard by Coronavirus

In the New York area, the epidemic has killed influential religious leaders and torn through large, tight-knit families.

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