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• Portraits of the healers: Orthodox doctors and nurses in their own words https://forward.com/life/456582/portraits-of-the-healers-orthodox-doctors-and-nurses-in-their-own-words/ • M Helfand – To avoid the charge of anti-Semitism, New York needs to make its COVID crackdown standards clearer https://www.jta.org/2020/10/16/opinion/to-avoid-the-charge-of-anti-semitism-new-york-needs-to-make-its-covid-crackdown-standards-clearer • No need to reexamine established halachah – Rebbetzin Malka Piotrkowski: We should Reexamine Prohibition of Touching During Menstruation https://www.jewishpress.com/news/politics/rebbetzin-malka-piotrkowski-we-should-reexamine-prohibition-of-touching-during-menstruation/2020/10/18/ • Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ceases print edition https://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-journal-of-los-angeles-ceases-print-edition/

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• Apparently Golus means different things to different people – In a repeat of the spring, yeshivas in Brooklyn are operating despite school closure mandate https://www.jta.org/2020/10/15/united-states/in-a-repeat-of-the-spring-yeshivas-in-brooklyn-are-operating-despite-school-closure-mandate • I would like to know more about the methodology of this poll. It seems suspicious to me. – Orthodox support for Trump is skyrocketing, survey finds https://www.jta.org/2020/10/15/united-states/orthodox-support-for-trump-is-skyrocketing-survey-finds • M Krakowski – How to really help Haredi ...

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• H Abramson – What is a ‘moser’? The ugly, complicated history of Judaism’s most dangerous accusation https://www.jta.org/2020/10/14/opinion/what-is-a-moser-the-ugly-complicated-history-of-judaisms-most-dangerous-accusation • This is important but even more important is stopping the big weddings, shul kiddushes, mask-optional shuls, etc. – Rockland Shuls File Lawsuit Over Cuomo’s Restrictions https://hamodia.com/2020/10/14/rockland-shuls-sue-cuomo-allege-violation-religious-liberty/ • More on the imminent demise of non-Orthodox synagogues – COVID Judaism is now competitive religion https://religionnews.com/2020/10/14/covid-synagogues-high-holy-days/ • It’s only ...

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• President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities – The Courts Alone Can’t Protect Christian Colleges https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/october-web-only/religious-liberty-christian-colleges-fuller-seminary-courts.html • This is what worries me about cancel culture. I don’t know anything about this organization but how long until mainstream Orthodox Jewish views (e.g. intermarriage, homosexual activity) are deemed “extremist” and worthy of cancel? – Tik Tok removes channel of extremist group ...

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• R S Carmy – Show Me Your Glory https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/11/show-me-your-glory • R A Weiss – Our Faces Are Covered with Shame, We Cannot Claim ‘Our Hands Didn’t Spill this Blood’ https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/rabbi-asher-weiss-our-faces-are-covered-with-shame-we-cannot-claim-our-hands-didnt-spill-this-blood/2020/10/13/ • For non-Orthodox rabbis, there is no going back from online services. Time to say kaddish on the temples? – Rabbis offers lessons from High Holidays 2020 https://forward.com/news/national/456279/theres-no-going-back-what-rabbis-learned-from-the-extraordinary-high/ • Judaism, COVID and public health https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-judaism-covid-public-health-20201009-am4e52o3zvephckzgplkeceegq-story.html  

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• This is inevitable when the government loses all credibility for fairness or basic common sense. It now becomes a battle of wills and we all know NYC government has no stomach for confrontation. (For the record, I think we should voluntarily close all shuls. Also, it isn’t only Chasidic shuls that are violating the restrictions) – Orthodox Jews face ...

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• Rav Mayer Twersky – Rav Mayer Twersky: Chilul Hashem in the Streets: Response to the Protests https://vimeo.com/466396963 • R B Goldschmidt – Rabbis need to do our part to help keep the coronavirus from spreading https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/10/08/rabbis-need-do-our-part-help-keep-coronavirus-spreading/ • Despite our community’s undeniable bad behavior, this obviously discriminatory action must be protested in the courts – Agudath Israel sues Cuomo for restrictions imposed as ...

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• If there was an award for understatements, this would win the grand prize “There is no denying that some in the community have grown lax regarding health precautions in Borough Park and nearby neighborhoods” – A Shafran – By treating Orthodox Jews as the enemy, Governor Cuomo made himself one. https://forward.com/opinion/456011/by-treating-orthodox-jews-as-the-enemy-governor-cuomo-made-himself-one/ • It’s Cuomo and de Blasio vs. New ...

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• Heshy Tischler is reckless and dangerous – Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn burn masks during massive protest against New York’s new COVID rules https://www.jta.org/2020/10/07/health/orthodox-jews-in-brooklyn-burn-masks-during-massive-protest-against-new-yorks-new-covid-restrictions • Orthodox group slams New York lockdown, says it targets religious practices https://www.timesofisrael.com/orthodox-group-slams-new-york-lockdown-says-it-targets-religious/ • Christian adoption agency can’t be shut down for refusing to place kids with gay couples: court https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-adoption-group-cant-be-closed-for-refusing-gay-couples.html

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