Podcast: Yehoshua Pfeffer on the Response of Ultra-Orthodox Jews to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been one of the hardest-hit groups in Israel and elsewhere. Why?

An Israeli police officer speaking to ultra-Orthodox men outside a yeshiva in Bnei Brak on April 2, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

An Israeli police officer speaking to ultra-Orthodox men outside a yeshiva in Bnei Brak on April 2, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Observation
April 23 2020
About the authors

A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Yehoshua Pfeffer, a rabbi and rabbinical judge, holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and clerked at the Israel Supreme Court. He has taught at a number of yeshivas, published widely on Jewish law and thought, and is currently directing programs for the haredi community in Israel for the Tikvah Fund.


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