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I told you so. I know it’s not polite to say that, but I did. I told you that the greatest danger to Jews today is not anti-Semitism but chilul Hashem. We all focus on and freak out about the speech Farrakhan recently gave in which he said horrible things about Jews, yet again. We […]

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Misinformation Hotline Stokes Fear Of Vaccines In Ultra-Orthodox Community: Gothamist — International Badass Activists

It seems benign enough: a dial-in hotline where moms can get advice on potty training and recipe ideas. But in the five months since the measles outbreak began in New York City, the Akeres Habayis Hotline has taken on a different meaning and a different purpose, serving as a telephonic hub for ultra-Orthodox mothers who are resistant to vaccinating […]

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Is ultra Orthodox Judaism a religion or a cult? — Diary of an OTD Girl

Most refer to it as as religion but I believe it’s not. It’s a cult. When one person has control over thousands around the world… When you can’t leave without losing custody of your kids… When children are left uneducated and unqualified because secular studies are deemed worthless and unnecessary…. When young girls and boys […]

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JERUSALEM: Leon Wins Mayoral Election; Big Victory For Degel; Litzman Leads Chassidim Off Political Cliff — Yeshiva World News

Moshe Leon appeared to be winning the race to become the next Mayor of Jerusalem, with with nearly all of the 200,000 votes counted early Wednesday morning. After leading for most of the night, secular candidate Ofer Berkowitz now trails Leon, the religious candidate, by several thousand votes. Early in the counting, many were calling the […]

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The Chesed Fund Breaks New Record with $26 Million Raised – Commission Free — Yeshiva World News

Less than three years ago, Avi Kehat had a dream. Three years later, his dream has raised over $26,000,000 for worthy causes. Commission free. Prior to The Chesed Fund website launch, people in need of fundraising would start campaigns on typical non Jewish crowdfunding websites. Read more on Yeshiva World News

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Meeting Between Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau & EP Representatives Canceled Due To Hearing On Agunah Case — Yeshiva World News

A special meeting was scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the office of Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Dovid Lau, with the European Union’s Ambassador to Israel, Emanuele Giaufret, and the European Union Special Envoy for Religious Freedom, Jan Figel. Read more on Yeshiva World News >

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