Posts Tagged ‘orthodox’

Poll: Orthodox Jews Are Overwhelmingly Republican and Growing in Number

According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, while the majority of Jews identify as Democrat, three out of four Orthodox Jews identify as Republican. Overall, three out of four Orthodox Jews experienced at least some form of antisemitism in the past year, more than non-religious Jews. The Pew poll “surveyed 4,718 U.S. […]

New Pew Study shows 75% of Orthodox Jews Identify as Republicans

(JTA) — Among the findings of the Pew Research Center’s new survey of American Jews is one that has become increasingly self-evident in recent years: Orthodox Jews in the U.S. overwhelmingly affiliate with the Republican Party. According to the newest study, 75% of Orthodox Jews surveyed said they were Republicans or leaned Republican. In 2013, […]

New US summer camp for Orthodox Jews bars vaccinated individuals

JTA — With summer coming and COVID-19 vaccines being deemed safe for children as young as 12, some camps are talking about the possibility of a mask-free summer for vaccinated campers. But one Jewish camp being planned for the summer is taking a different approach: barring any vaccinated camper or staff from attending at all. […]

Orthodox Jewish camp to ban kids, staff vaccinated for coronavirus

With summer coming and COVID-19 vaccines being deemed safe for children as young as 12, some camps are talking about the possibility of a mask-free summer for vaccinated campers. But one Jewish camp being planned for the summer is taking a different approach: barring any vaccinated camper or staff from attending at all. Advertisements for […]

Israelis should treat their ultra-Orthodox neighbors as normal people

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 8

Honor extended to Jonathan Pollard by Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community stirs controversy

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Israel’s ultra-Orthodox spare their leaders soul-searching in wake of Mount Meron disaster

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Greek-Orthodox Patriarch performs ‘washing of the feet’ in Jerusalem

The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem on Thursday performed the traditional “washing of the feet” ceremony outside the Holy Sepulchre. The ritual, conducted by Theophilos III before the clergy and this year because of the pandemic, only a small crowd of local pilgrims, symbolises humility. It is performed on the last Thursday before Easter at the […]

Top NYC mayoral candidates vie for haredi Orthodox endorsements

Two frontrunners in the race for New York City mayor are vying for endorsements from leaders of the city’s haredi Orthodox communities. Andrew Yang, the businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate, announced endorsements Wednesday morning from Orthodox leaders in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. They included community activists from the Belz, Bobov and Satmar Hasidic […]

NJ township faces lawsuit for discriminating against Orthodox Jews

The Jackson Township of New Jersey is being called out by the state’s attorney-general for discriminating against Orthodox Jews, according to  an official statement.The civil rights lawsuit was launched at a few public officials who are being accused of enforcing zoning laws to “make it harder” for Orthodox Jews from praying or living in the […]

U.S. charges extremist Orthodox Lev Tahor sect with exploiting, kidnapping children

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Feds charge extremist Orthodox sect Lev Tahor with exploiting, kidnapping

Federal authorities filed child exploitation and child abduction charges against leaders of  an extremist haredi Orthodox sect that has been accused of forcing girls as young as 12 years old into marriages with much older men within the sect. Five leaders of the Lev Tahor group were charged by the United States Attorney for the […]

Orthodox Union to launch grant program to return to synagogue life

With the reopening of synagogues on the horizon amid the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic dying down, the Orthodox Union (OU) has launched a challenge grant intended to reinvigorate synagogues and encourage congregants to return to synagogue life.The grants will be awarded to congregations who create innovative programs or services to encourage a return to […]

Financial Scandal Envelops Greek Orthodox Church in Australia

Archbishop Makarios was accused of leading a life of luxury in the ABC report. Credit: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese The Greek Orthodox Church in Australia was accused of taking millions of dollars from taxpayer-funded aged care homes in a shocking report aired by the Australian Broadcast Corporation on Thursday. The scathing report, which also targets Archbishop Makarios […]

Why are so many North American Orthodox rabbis silent on aliyah?

Over the years, as I take part in the annual festive celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut and the Divine restoration of Jewish sovereignty that Independence Day embodies, I have found myself increasingly troubled by a question that may be simple yet is anything but simplistic. To put it bluntly: why are so many North American Orthodox […]

Orthodox Jewish couple accuses NYC of religious discrimination

An Orthodox Jewish coupled has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two New York City agencies of discrimination in affordable housing lotteries, according to The Associated Press. Chaim and Chana Katz said they faced discrimination when they applied for a three-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2017. The lawsuit names the city’s Department of […]

Israel election results: Ultra-Orthodox leader says better to work with Arab parties than left

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Leader of extremist haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor arrested in Guatemala

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Israel election results: Some ultra-Orthodox leaders back Netanyahu, but parties face a dilemma

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US’ Largest Greek Orthodox School Holds Parade on Greek Bicentennial

St. Demetrios School in Astoria, Queens, celebrating the Greek Bicentennial on Thursday. Credit: Facebook/St. Demetrios School The pupils of St. Demetrios, the largest Greek Orthodox school in America, held a gala celebration of the Greek bicentennial on Thursday including its traditional parade, live-streamed over the internet. Unfazed by the coronavirus restrictions that called for them […]

Ultra-Orthodox man says young Israeli attacked him for ‘spreading COVID’

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Orthodox Jewish college students help 230 New Yorkers get vaccinated

Orthodox college students joined together through the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program to help almost 230 New Yorkers get vaccinated. The group of volunteers, based in downtown Manhattan, recognized the difficulty many senior citizens were experiencing in scheduling their vaccinations online. Additionally, while they may be eligible to receive the vaccine, […]

Orthodox college students help 230 New Yorkers vaccinated

Orthodox college students joined together through the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program to help almost 230 New Yorkers get vaccinated. The group of volunteers, based in downtown Manhattan recognized the difficulty many of the elderly and senior citizens were experiencing in scheduling their vaccinations online. Additionally, while they may be eligible […]

Orthodox Jewish magazines unsure whether they can publish Nikki Haley’s photo

JTA — Back when Nikki Haley served as US ambassador to the United Nations, someone close to her approached Mishpacha, a leading ultra-Orthodox weekly magazine, about arranging an interview with the potential future Republican presidential candidate. The interview would have been a get, the kind that most news magazines would feature with a cover portrait. […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene makes case against immigration in Orthodox magazine

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican who was censured by House colleagues for espousing conspiracy theories and what some consider anti-Semitic rhetoric, shared her restrictionist views on immigration with an Orthodox Jewish magazine. On Monday, Greene toured an Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn at the invitation of a local Republican activist. She also gave an […]

Orthodox Jewish groups thank Chuck Schumer for COVID-19 relief package

The move came over the objections of some Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and public school advocates who have fought efforts to funnel federal money to private schools. The National Education Association expressed “strong disappointment” at what it called a “Betsy DeVos-era” policy, referring to former President Donald Trump’s education secretary. The funding did […]

After NBC airs tone deaf episode of ‘Nurses,’ Orthodox Jews hold AMA

To provide a further understanding of Orthodox Judaism to the wider public, the non-profit Jew in the City (JITC) will be hosting an “Ask Us Anything” event, which was livestreamed from 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday30 Rockefeller Plaza, known affectionately as 30 Rock, is the site of the NBC headquarters. The group decided to hold […]

The Ua-Orthodox and Netanyahu backers deserve more sympathy

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Landmark decision recognizing non-Orthodox conversions performed in Israel sparks fierce debate

Browse > Home / News / Landmark decision recognizing non-Orthodox conversions performed in Israel sparks fierce debate March 3, 2021 by Israel Kasnett – JNS.org Read on for article Israel’s Supreme Court handed down a bombshell decision on Monday recognizing Reform and Conservative conversions for those seeking to obtain citizenship. The result has caused an […]

Man killed by driver fleeing attack during ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem

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