“The blowing of the shofar should not be changed in any way.”
The women in Hasidic weddings are separated from the men. This photographer works behind the mechitza.
“It has something to do with our not-so-distant past being persecuted by government in Europe leading up to the Holocaust.”
“You’re allowing people to gather and protest and walk the same city blocks that four weeks ago had the funeral.”
A flyer calling out three “informers” is emblematic of a wider effort to intimidate Hasidim who speak out about internal problems.
Secular Israelis are blaming Haredi attitudes for COVID outbreaks, but community members point to crowded living conditions and limited technology.
“If you have someone come in with a 103 fever and they’re coughing, they’ve just infected the whole tent.”
“It’s not a Jewish virus — it’s affecting everyone. But how it’s gonna look, is that we’re not listening to what the government is telling us.”
Read here to understand more about the origins of metzitzah b’peh, the public health issues and why the rite is defended by those who practice it.
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