This year, the whole family will get together to mark the Jewish feast of liberation and deliverance from the pandemic. Israel has vaccinated over half its population of 9. Up to 20 people can now gather indoors. It's a stark turnaround from last year, when Israel was in the first of three nationwide lockdowns, with businesses shuttered, checkpoints set up on empty roads and people confined to their homes. Many could only see their elderly relatives on video calls. Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrating the biblical Israelites' liberation from slavery in Egypt after a series of divine plagues.
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It happens every weekday evening across the entire land of Israel. Dates involving religiously observant Jews who have been brought together by a matchmaker take place in hotel lobbies, in certain approved cafes and pubs, and also in family homes. In the dark. A secret spring at night?
The director of a hospital in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak announced his resignation Thursday after he was pummeled for an interview in which he accused members of the Hasidic community of killing people by flouting the coronavirus guidelines. In response to the intense criticism elicited by his remarks, Ravid announced he would resign, while insisting he had been misunderstood and wanted to help the ultra-Orthodox public. I very much apologize for people being hurt. Mayanei Hayeshua describes itself as an ultra-Orthodox hospital and maintains a staff of rabbinical experts to answer religious questions that may arise while giving medical care.
An ultra-Orthodox teenager, 16, was indicted Monday on charges of torching a bus and attacking the driver and a passerby during violent riots in the central city of Bnei Brak last month. The teenager was charged with assault and battery, conspiracy to commit a crime, and arson for the attack during ultra-Orthodox protests against enforcement of a lockdown aimed at curing the coronavirus outbreak. Prosecutors said the teen was part of a mob that pulled a driver from his bus and beat him, lightly injuring him before setting the vehicle on fire.