“As much as we’re drenched with stylized images of sex, no one’s actually talking, having real conversations about sex.”
In some corners of Ultra-Orthodox or Haredi social media, the beloved rabbi and psychiatrist Abraham Twerski died not of coronavirus, but of a man-made menace even worse than the virus itself: The COVID-19 vaccine.
Following four yeshiva boys, “The New Black” explores the nuances Haredi society. But will Americans care?
On WhatsApp and YouTube, some Hasidic Jews see Biden’s inauguration in apocalyptic terms.
As we close out this year and head into the new, we’ll hold these defining moments of the time behind us in our minds.
“Since ancient times, peoples around the world have symbolically vested the perceived wrongdoings of their community onto ‘scapegoats.’”
Editor’s note: The author of this essay insisted on anonymity, and that his neighborhood not be specified, because he is violating city and state social-distancing guidelines and risking a hefty fine. We nonetheless felt the piece was important and interesting enough to deepen readers’ understanding.
I’m sad, confused and worried about their behavior with regards to the virus — but I’m not mad.
The 93-year-old rabbi was tested after multiple members of his family tested positive, as did his personal driver.
“The blowing of the shofar should not be changed in any way.”