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At least 6 Americans, including 3 teens, among victims in Meron disaster

Yosef Amram Tauber, 19, of Monsey, was a student at the Brisk yeshiva. A relative said that he left for Israel to attend the yeshiva “for the first time last week.”

By STEWART AIN/JTA
04/05/2021

Top NYC mayoral candidates vie for haredi Orthodox endorsements

Andrew Yang, the businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate, announced endorsements Wednesday morning from Orthodox leaders in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
29/04/2021
Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y

NJ township faces lawsuit for discriminating against Orthodox Jews

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 township.

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Haredi ‘rabbi’ accused of being a covert Messianic missionary

Allegations have been made that an ultra-Orthodox ‘rabbi’ who admitted to being a Messianic missionary in 2014 has continued to cling to the Messianic movement & operate as a covert missionary.

An ultra-Orthodox man wearing a mask walks around the neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, April

Remote work will bring more ultra-Orthodox to hi-tech - survey

The shift is heartening for a sector that is suffering from a shortage of good talent.

25/04/2021
Malka Liefer - United Torah Judaism MK and Construction and Housing Minister Ya’acov Litzman

A-G leaning toward indicting UTJ MK Ya’acov Litzman

If the accusations are true, Litzman’s meeting with a key witness in the Malka Leifer extradition case would constitute witness tampering.

Ono Academic College expands, builds multicultural campus

As part of the development, a major metropolitan boulevard will connect the campuses.

Leader of anti-Zionist haredi group Neturei Karta dies from coronavirus

In 2006, Neturei Karta participated in a Holocaust denial convention in Tehran, and even earned the condemnation of the leader of the Satmar Hasidic sect, another anti-Zionist Orthodox group.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
17/04/2021

Spooks with tzizit: Mossad, Shin Bet, cyber haredi agents speak for first time

Pardes is leading the charge to incorporate some of the smartest and most talented ultra-Orthodox men aged 24 to 34 into analyst and cyber units of the security establishment.

The Cuomo scandal and the Jewish community - comment

Having already butted heads with New York’s Orthodox Jews over pandemic regulations, will the governor be able to retain Jewish support amid the sexual misconduct allegations?

10/04/2021
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