New York City mayor accused of singling out Jewish community

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is being accused of unfairly singling out the Hasidic Jewish community, in enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. He personally called on police to disperse hundreds of mourners, who gathered for a rabbi’s funeral, defying social distancing rules. He was furious the gathering took place at all, and mentioned the Jewish … Read more New York City mayor accused of singling out Jewish community

Large Jewish Funeral Dispersed by Police in New York City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral at his daily coronavirus briefing. Critics accused de Blasio of singling out the Orthodox Jewish community claiming others have violated social distancing rules as well. A large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral for a rabbi who had died of Covid-19 … Read more Large Jewish Funeral Dispersed by Police in New York City

De Blasio Defends Breaking Up Tightly Packed Hasidic Jewish Funeral

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral on Wednesday at his daily coronavirus briefing. The mayor oversaw the dispersal of a large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral Tuesday night and lashed out at the mourners who had gathered in defiance of social distancing rules intended to curb … Read more De Blasio Defends Breaking Up Tightly Packed Hasidic Jewish Funeral

Isolated ultra-Orthodox Jews at epicentre of Jerusalem’s coronavirus outbreak

Jerusalem’s isolated ultra-Orthodox community is at the epicentre of the city’s coronavirus outbreak, but the traditional Jewish laws its population abides by means that the government’s confinement measures have had little effect so far. The Israeli police officers who try to enforce the rules are often verbally and physically assaulted. FRANCE 24 reports. Subscribe to … Read more Isolated ultra-Orthodox Jews at epicentre of Jerusalem’s coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19 in Israel: Ultra-Orthodox communities face, and present, unique challenges

In Jerusalem, ultra-Orthodox communities face, and present, unique challenges in responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The rate of infection is up to eight times higher than in the rest of Israel. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Covid-19 in Israel: Ultra-Orthodox communities face, and present, unique challenges

Coronavirus: worshippers still able to attend churches in Georgia despite restrictions – BBC News

The world’s Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter – the most important festival in their calendar, amid a series of restrictions and bans. Officials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa urged people not to attend services, fearing this would lead to a spike in coronavirus infections. However, in Georgia, worshippers are still able to attend … Read more Coronavirus: worshippers still able to attend churches in Georgia despite restrictions – BBC News

Easter in Ukraine: Churches under fire for violating coronavirus lockdown

Police in Ukraine have opened criminal investigations into several churches that violated Coronavirus confinement measures in their celebrations of orthodox Easter. All the Churches in question belong to the Moscow patriarchate, whose Ukrainian branch has been reluctant to take measures to stop the pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Easter in Ukraine: Churches under fire for violating coronavirus lockdown

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Health officials in Georgia are braced for a spike in infections after churches were allowed to stay open for the Orthodox Easter. Gatherings of more than three people are banned in the country but that does not apply to Easter services. Critics have accused the government of failing to hold the leaders of the Eastern … Read more Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Crowdless Ceremony |Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem marking Orthodox Easter amid COVID-19

Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter in a much different atmosphere this year with absence of pilgrims due to the #coronavirus pandemic. In Juresalem, the Holy Fire was lit almost without crowds due to lockdown. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow … Read more Crowdless Ceremony |Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem marking Orthodox Easter amid COVID-19

Parishioners marking Orthodox Easter from home due to coronavirus restrictions | ABC News

Easter is the most significant and sacred season on the calendar of the Eastern Orthodox church. But this Sunday, the church in Australia will be marking the occasion in a very unorthodox fashion. With parishoners unable to attend churches, some are bringing the churches home. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Parishioners marking Orthodox Easter from home due to coronavirus restrictions | ABC News

Jerusalem on lockdown | Israel closes ultra-Orthodox areas

Israel has doubled-down on ‘movement restrictions’ in some Jerusalem districts. As ‘non-compliance’ in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods saw infections spike, they’re now all-but ‘sealed-off’ with police guards. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt … Read more Jerusalem on lockdown | Israel closes ultra-Orthodox areas

Covid-19: Israelis observing confinement much more strictly at Passover than they did at Purim

If Israelis are observing holiday confinement much more strictly at Passover than during Purim, it’s because coronavirus has battered religious communities. France 24 Jerusalem correspondent Irris Makler reacts to Ultra-Orthodox Health Minister Yaakov Litzman contracting Covid-19 in #HolyWeek edition of #WorldThisWeek. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Covid-19: Israelis observing confinement much more strictly at Passover than they did at Purim

Social-distancing? | NYC Jews hold funeral despite COVID-19 pandemic

Dozens of Orthodox Jews held and attended a funeral in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on Wednesday, where social distancing measures appeared to NOT be adhered to. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow … Read more Social-distancing? | NYC Jews hold funeral despite COVID-19 pandemic

Orthodox Jewish community finding novel ways to celebrate holidays | ABC News

Many religious communities are turning to technology to stay in touch with their congregation but for the Orthodox Jewish community honouring Passover this week will mean finding alternative ways to celebrate the sacred holidays. Lydia Fang reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more Orthodox Jewish community finding novel ways to celebrate holidays | ABC News