Aside from killing thousands of old people in nursing homes, of course
As the mainstream narrative about the origin of COVID-19 falls apart, it’s time to put other widely accepted facts about the virus—and the devastating measures they were used to justify—under the same scrutiny
The racial scapegoating of Asian Americans during a bubonic plague outbreak in 1900 may offer a key legal precedent for defenders of religious and ethnic communities in 2021
Unfair treatment from city and state officials is no excuse for rabbis and activists to spread division and misinformation about a deadly virus
Religious Jews are about to celebrate Simchat Torah, one of the calendar’s most joyous holidays, typically filled with singing and dancing. It’s a virus spike waiting to happen, unless the city reconsiders its broken approach and charts a new course with the community. Here’s how.
Grandstanding politicians and densely packed devout communities do a dance of mutual incomprehension, Sukkot festivities and schools are shut down
Religious liberty—and the centrality of sleep-away to Jewish education—at stake in a ruling expected this week
Fear tactics in the New York governor’s race cheapen the danger of anti-Semitism
All the news that’s fit to skim
Andrew Cuomo: ‘There is no place for hate or discrimination or bigotry in New York’
‘If you boycott Israel, New York will boycott you’
Governor Andrew Cuomo moves forward, Oklahoma and Michigan move backward
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
B-movie sci-fi scheme unraveled by FBI, Schenectady Reform synagogue, and Ku Klux Klan informant. But was it dangerous?
Responses from New York State’s semi-homemade First Lady
Jewish summer camp drilling drama heats up
Staunch Republicans still backed Democratic measure
With religious exemptions in place, N.Y. state Sen. Saland voted his conscience