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The COVID Sacrifice: The ‘New Jewish Martyrs’ Dying to Defend Israel’s Haredi Autonomy

COVID-19 is surging again in Israel's ultra-Orthodox communities. But no matter how many die, the ultra-Orthodox yeshivas and shuls won’t close, because every death is a holy sacrifice for a higher cause

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Six-thirty in the morning in Bnei Brak, as the first glimmers of a wintery sun break through the clouds, a procession of men and boys is walking through the streets of Israel’s largest ultra-Orthodox city - towels slung on their shoulders and tallit and tefilin bags in the hands.

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