Understanding why some Hasidic Jews resist social distancing restrictions

Hasidic Jews are being called a lot of things as people react to the defiance of social distancing rules by a few thousand people at a funeral in Williamsburg. Many of the things they’re being called are wrong. …

Hundreds of mourners gather in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, to observe a funeral for Rabbi Chaim Mertz, a Hasidic Orthodox leader whose death was reportedly tied to the coronavirus. The stress of the coronavirus’ toll on New York City’s Orthodox Jews was brought […]

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