Beatie Deutsch Hires Lawyer to Aid Olympic Bid & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


Orthodox Runner, Israeli Mother of 5, Hires Attorney in Bid to Move Olympics Marathon From Saturday
Beatie Deutsch, a Sabbath-observing mother of five and aspiring Olympic marathoner in Israel, has hired an attorney to ensure that she can run in the race next year. The marathon at the Tokyo games, which were postponed because of the coronavirus, is set for a Saturday in August 2021. Deutsch’s attorney wrote to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee requesting the event, which is usually run on a Sunday, be moved.

Man Threatens to Shoot up Jewish Day Camp on Long Island Over Lack of Masks
A Long Island man who owned an array of weapons was arrested after police say he threatened to shoot up an Orthodox Jewish day camp over social distancing violations. Nassau County police received a complaint that the yeshiva day camp was violating COVID-19 restrictions with “approximately 500 students wearing no masks,” and while officers were en route, they said the man called again and threatened to get a gun and shoot the individuals at the location if the police didn’t get there.

Haredim and High-tech: Beyond the Numbers
In the Haredi community today, there is a genuine desire to improve quality of life and break a longtime cycle of poverty and to integrate into the workforce. It is incumbent upon Israeli higher education to step in as the foundational piece of the solution.

Belgian Daily Runs Cartoon Seen to Label Jewish Neighborhood ‘Coronavirus Village’
A Belgian daily is under fire for a cartoon that refers to the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Antwerp as “coronavirus village.” The drawing by artist Pierre Kroll, who has fought allegations of anti-Semitism for previous drawings, shows a tourist bus and an Orthodox man cycling nearby without wearing a face mask, several of which are seen on the ground around the bus. The driver says, “After the zoo, we’ll tour ‘Coronavirus Village’.”

These Orthodox EMT’s Just Won A Year-Long Battle To Serve Their Women Neighbors
Certified in 2013, Ezras Nashim helps Orthodox women in Brooklyn with emergency medical needs, alleviating religious concerns around modesty with male physicians and medical providers. Until this week, Ezras Nashim could respond to house calls but couldn’t transport patients. The State Emergency Medical Services Council (SEMSCO) has now voted overwhelmingly in their favor to allow them their own ambulance license.

Brooklyn Mother Traveling With Six Children Forced Off JetBlue Flight When Her 2-year-old Daughter Wouldn’t Wear Mask
A Brooklyn mother traveling alone with her six children was forced off a JetBlue flight in Orlando when her 2-year-old daughter wouldn’t wear her mask. Flight attendants ordered Chaya Bruck to get off the Newark-bound plane after her daughter refused to keep the face covering on. When the desperate mom tried to explain the tot wasn’t cooperating, the attendants told all of the passengers to get off the aircraft.


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