Several Orthodox communities have faced high rates of coronavirus as well as discrimination. Through some quick organizing, thousands who survived COVID-19 are donating their plasma to help others.
It turns out they have a lot in common with each other.
After fleeing her strict religious upbringing and an abusive past, Sara Erenthal is immersing herself in the New York art scene.
The court decided that a cure for homosexuality offered by JONAH, a non-profit based in New Jersey, was based on unscientific claims, and awarded plaintiffs $70,000 in damages.
Shomrim (Hebrew for "guards") is on call 24 hours a day. Every day it gets 11 to 15 calls, but more just after the sabbath, when there's a backlog due to people reporting incidents they had witnessed the previous day when they couldn't use the phone.
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a "child-rape assembly line" among sects of fundamentalist Jews.