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‘Mrs. Maisel’ films in Coney Island; AOC calls evictions in Israel ‘inhumane’; Heshy Tischler pleads guilty to incitement
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‘Mrs. Maisel’ films in Coney Island; AOC calls evictions in Israel ‘inhumane’; Heshy Tischler pleads guilty to incitement

Flyers discouraging people from taking the COVID vaccines were posted last week in Midwood, a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. (Luis Hernandez/JTA)
Flyers discouraging people from taking the COVID vaccines were posted last week in Midwood, a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. (Luis Hernandez/JTA)

 

Clashes continued between police and Palestinians on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Monday morning as a housing conflict in East Jerusalem raised tensions.

Background: Read here about the possible evictions of 70 Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood claimed by both Jewish settlers and Palestinians.

Local angle: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) was among the progressive U.S. lawmakers weighing in, tweeting, “Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence. It is inhumane and the US must show leadership in safeguarding the human rights of Palestinians.”

Brooklyn activist and radio host Heshy Tischler pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a protest of COVID-19 restrictions.

He was sentenced to 10 days of community service for his role in egging on an Orthodox Jewish crowd as it surrounded and menaced Hasidic journalist Jacob Kornbluh.

Tischler said of his guilty pleas, “I did it for the community.” He is running for City Council in District 48.

Unrepentant: Kornbluh, now a reporter at the Forward, shared a campaign video released Sunday in which Tischler says he did not plead guilty and called Kornbluh a “rat” and a “pig.”

A Brooklyn man is starting a survivalist summer camp for yeshiva boys — and will bar vaccinated campers and staff.

Shira Hanau reports on Camp Hikon, which promises to prepare Orthodox youth for an apocalyptic future of food shortages and civil unrest.

The vaccine policy is based on a debunked theory that vaccinated people “shed” bits of COVID-19 and could harm other people.

Background: Anti-vaccine sentiment is persistent in pockets of the Orthodox Jewish community. Last week, posters encouraging people not to get the COVID-19 vaccines popped up in Midwood, Brooklyn, where one member of the camp’s founding team runs a natural foods store.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-Manhattan) and former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger are sticking with Scott Stringer, the mayoral candidate who faces an accusation of sexual harassment.

The two appeared at a campaign stop with Stringer on the Upper West Side Sunday. Stringer, the city comptroller, lost key endorsements from progressive groups after a volunteer on his 2001 public advocate campaign accused him of sexual misconduct.

Eric Adams’ mayoral campaign is “flipping out” over the Brooklyn Orthodox community’s support for Andrew Yang.

City & State reports that Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, thought he could count on his solid relations with Orthodox leadership, but watched many key leaders go with Yang, the businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate.

Met Council distributed 1,550 boxes of halal food at New York City mosques. 

During Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, the Jewish nonprofit is working with local Muslim leaders to combat food insecurity in their communities.

On Friday, the organization worked with Daneek Miller (D-Queens), the only Muslim on the city council, to distribute food for Ramadan at Masjid Al-Rahman in Queens Village.

Quotable: “I think this is what makes New York so fabulous,” said David Greenfield, CEO of Met Council.

The stars of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” shot scenes for the TV show’s upcoming fourth season at Coney Island’s historic Riegelmann Boardwalk.

The amusement area was decorated last week to match the 1950s and ’60s setting of the series, as stars Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen and Tony Shalhoub performed under the direction of the show’s director and creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Brooklyn Paper reports.

Streaming Today

How has the experience of marginalization defined Jewish identity? Rabbi Daniel Nevins of the Jewish Theological Seminary looks at classical Jewish texts and consider their implications for the role of Judaism in addressing marginalization in contemporary contexts. Register here. 2:00 pm.

The Center for Jewish History presents the authors of two new books on the Jewish orphan experience. Bernice Lerner is the author of “All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen”; Marlene Trestman has written “Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.” Register here. 4:00 pm

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership’s 2021 Critical Conversations present a “Workshop on Equity and Allyship,” with anti-racism activist Yavilah McCoy, Dr. Marc Dollinger of San Francisco State University and Rabbi Mira Rivera of New York’s Romemu. Tickets $18 ($10 for Spertus members/$8 for students and Spertus alumni). Registration is required. 8:00 pm.

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