ultra orthodox jewish
Chaos erupted in the streets near the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem after Israeli police tried to prevent Palestinians and supporters of a far-right Jewish group from meeting.
Wednesday was the second night that Borough Park’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community took to the streets in revolt against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new COVID restrictions.
For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.