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Shira Hanau, JTA

    NYC mayoral races argues over yeshiva educations

    NEW YORK — When Bill de Blasio ran for mayor of New York City in 2013 and for reelection in 2017, oversight of secular education in haredi Orthodox yeshivas wasn’t a...

    First hard data: Jews and COVID

    NEW YORK — One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the US, a scientific study has established: • COVID restrictions and recommendations work...

    COVID vaccine and pregnancy: many confused, afraid

    NEW YORK — For much of the last year, the young mothers of Lakewood, NJ have experienced the pandemic as much as a nuisance as a matter of life and death. That’s not...

    Purim 2020 was a lugubrious Jewish turning point; little change in 2021

    NEW YORK — In any other year, the mask-decorating party planned for later this month at Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid in Broomall, Pa. would make perfect sense:...

    Deaths of major rabbis leaves Orthodoxy reeling

    JERUSALEM — Four times on Sunday, Jan. 31, Orthodox men carried the body of a beloved Torah scholar wrapped in a black and white prayer shawl through the streets of...

    Abayudaya may not come on aliyah

    NEW YORK — American Jews with ties to a small community of Jews in Uganda are condemning the Israeli Interior Ministry’s decision to reject the right of those Jews...

    Buyer’s remorse among Trump supporters?

    NEW YORK — Much of the American Orthodox community had lined up behind Trump ahead of the election. Polls showed Orthodox voters supporting him by overwhelming...

    Anti-Semitism ‘Cow’ takes Twitter to task

    NEW YORK — An anonymous Twitter account that “mooed” at anti-Semitic tweeters before quitting the platform returned Jan. 4 to take the platform to task one last...

    Pioneer in Jewish feminism passes

    JERUSALEM — Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, a pioneer in the world of Jewish feminism who experienced personal tragedy later in life, died Dec. 23 in Israel. Henkin and his...

    Why all these COVID lawsuits?

    NEW YORK — In the more than 30 years that Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel has worked at Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization and advocacy group representing haredi...