Tischler could not be reached Thursday afternoon. Overall, it was "calm," he said, though one man didn't cooperate and was arrested for assaulting an officer. lottery grand prize, Caught on cam: Strong winds from Eta slams boat into bridge, New closures will be 'fatal' for thousands of small businesses, advocate warns, Indigenous veterans share their stories on Remembrance Day, Few legal wins so far as Trump team hunts for proof of fraud, Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff, COVID-19 scare unfolds aboard first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began, Extra income support for hard-hit workers may not stick around post-pandemic, PM says, Pfizer CEO sells stock after vaccine announcement, Western students react to COVID-19 outbreak, Big changes on the way for how Quebec students are evaluated: education minister, Century-old explosives in Mount Royal Tunnel helped push REM a year behind schedule. In Borough Park, the streets were not crowded, reflecting a calm that has returned to the neighborhood after two nights of violent protest last week against new restrictions for areas with high rates of coronavirus infection. Dr. Shlomo Tikochinsky, a researcher of the Haredi-Lithuanian community, described Weinstein’s manuscript as “the most serious indictment of a Jewish sect in our time, a tragedy of distorted education regarding the female body.”. “Nobody else is willing to do what he does,” he said. Hasidic teenage girls in Crown Heights. Soon Mr. Kornbluh was surrounded by men and teenagers who shoved him against a wall, punched, kicked and struck him with objects, and then chased him for two blocks. People will endanger nurses and doctors. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. The New York City sheriff’s office said it issued 13 summonses for violations of executive orders relating to coronavirus. Most Hasidic communities are in fact closed to outsiders — meaning that even other Jews cannot join the specific sect if they were not born into its lineage. How sex positive are Orthodox Jews? Male Hasidic Jews wear long, uncut sidelocks, called payot. Andrew Cuomo over the restrictions. Community leaders have publicly signaled their opposition to the restrictions on synagogues, which limit attendance for synagogues of any size to 10 people. A former member of the Ger Hasidic sect, the largest and most powerful in Israel, last week published the secretive group’s takuness – the rules regulating every tiny facet of daily life, particularly those concerning the relations between men and women – on Facebook.The rules have hitherto been kept secret, passed orally from person to person and never put down on paper. The men, who were fellow ultra-Orthodox Jews, were shouting that the journalist, Jacob Kornbluh, was a snitch, an informer who had betrayed his own by publishing reports on how devoutly religious Jews in the city had been ignoring coronavirus guidelines. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Saturday night marked the beginning of Simchat Torah — the last of the High Holidays — when the cycle of weekly readings from the Torah is re-started with great fanfare. Mr. Cuomo was spurred by spiking caseloads in the Orthodox community and concerns that health rules were not being followed. Most men wear beards. "Really, 80 per cent of the people respect totally the rules," he said. "We're really proud of the way things went.". Shortly after the arrest was announced, a Twitter account connected to Tischler tweeted out Kornbluh’s address and other personal information. In Brooklyn, Hasidic Jews gathered inside their synagogues to celebrate Simchat Torah even as coronavirus infections tick up in their community. Contact him at feldman@forward.com or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman. The criminal charges against him stem from his actions during the protests, which lasted for two nights last week and resulted in attacks on at least three men. Subban pays tribute to iconic Jeopardy! While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason. Cuomo has insisted that the restrictions are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus within the Orthodox community, as well as to stop the community’s high rates of coronavirus infection from causing a “second wave” of the virus throughout the New York City region. host (and noted Habs fan) Alex Trebek, Westmount High students, faculty celebrate their most famous alumna's election to vice-president, Veterans hope to repair soldiers' cemetery in Sherbrooke, Remembering the contributions of Indigenous soldiers, Deer crashes into Ont. "We always had the collaboration of the community. He covers Jewish religious organizations, synagogue life, anti-Semitism and the Orthodox world. I was a Hasidic Jew – but I broke free ... they changed the clothing rules. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. Most Hasidic boys receive their first haircuts ceremonially at the age of three years (only the Skverrer Hasidim do this at their boys' second birthday). "Everywhere in Quebec it's the same. Some of the rules are based on accepted Hasidic and halakhic concepts, although they take them to the extreme, while others are unique to Ger. But after a week of intense media scrutiny, protests against the restriction and frustration at their community being singled out, few were willing to be interviewed about any of it. On the second night of protests — where some waved pro-Trump banners — the crowd spotted Mr. Kornbluh, who was covering the events, and pointed him out to Mr. Tischler. Some say that half of European Jews were Hasidic at one time. Ahead of Simchat Torah street parties, mayor says NYPD not sure how to enforce new health rules. People did travel from outside Boisbriand for the Saturday event, said Huard -- and even coming from as nearby as Montreal is troubling during COVID-19. The media attention from the past week has left many in Hasidic neighborhoods wary of reporters. Orthodox Judaism emphasizes practicing rules of kashrut, Shabbat, family purity, and tefilah (daily prayer). Orthodox Jewish leaders have seen a growing, raucous faction of young men in the community, tired of pandemic guidelines and resentful of the secular authorities. Feminism, Sex Abuse, Occupation: Facebook Opens Haredi Floodgates on Taboos, Minister Yaakov Litzman: The Public Face of a Secret World, Ex-Haredim in Israel Shaken by Spate of Suicides, Weinstein highlighted the rules of the group. He also criticized Borough Park police’s failure to make any arrests on either night of protests. “We’re going to beat that Mayor de Blasio, we’re going to knock Cuomo out!”. Greenhouse and his colleagues only published the rules pertaining to bachelors, although one of them said that the intention is to publish additional types of rules in the future. As his following grew, he became known as the Baal Shem Tov (abbreviated as Besht) which means “Master of the Good Name.”. Copyright ©2020The Forward Association, Inc.All rights reserved. This includes long, conservative skirts and sleeves past the elbow, as well as covered necklines. In a tweet following the ruling, Agudath Israel called it a “crushing disappointment,” and urged adherence to health guidelines. But there are quite a lot of rules. “There were no summonses or arrests as there was no reason for such enforcement,” an NYPD spokesperson said in a statement. They were able to disperse the crowd. Within the Orthodox community, health professionals had hoped for a subdued holiday celebration, warning that a raucous celebration, with infection rates high, could be “cataclysmic,” and lead to thousands of new infections. Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox umbrella organization, challenged the rules, writing in a filing in federal court in Brooklyn that Cuomo “has trampled” on Orthodox Jews’ “constitutional right to the Free Exercise of Religion.”. Many Orthodox Jews can be identified by their manner of dress and family lifestyle. When we called them, they [weren't] angry, they answer the questions," said Huard.

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