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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:29 PM

As Passover Approaches, Jewish Leaders Warn That Measles Outbreak Feeds Anti-Semitism

As measles cases in New York climb, leaders within the Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish community, where most cases in the metropolitan area have been concentrated, fear something else is also spreading — anti-Semitism.

With upcoming Passover travel, there is concern that both could get worse.

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious diseases specialist and respected Jewish scholar, wrote about the dual concerns of measles and backlash recently for the Rabbinical Alliance of America.

"Why are precious children unnecessarily exposed to lethal illnesses?" he wrote. "How could we cause 'Orthodox Jews Cause Disease' to be the lead story on major print and other news media? Why are health departments and governments ... talking about fining Jews and closing Yeshivas?"

A headline in Der Yid, an influential newspaper published by the Satmar Hasidic community, called the anti-vaccination movement: "Senseless! Heartless! Torah-less and Reckless."

"It's very scary," said Rivkie Feiner, a Monsey resident who works on behalf of various Orthodox causes. "As an Orthodox family, my kids wear yarmulkes, we are being marked."

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https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2019/04/12/measles-outbreak-backlash-passover/3435172002/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:39 PM

1. RC, is Lohud a newsorce or a blog for Stormfront?

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:04 PM

5. Just to be sure

You should alert on any post that is pro-vaccine as hate speech.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:45 PM

2. Well, since the CDC traced the Brooklyn outbreak to a kid that traveled to Israel...

The Orthodox community needs to take responsiblity for this epidemic instead of playing the victim card.

If I traveled to the Congo on a Christian Mission trip and brought back ebola, you better believe people would be pointing at me and my recklessness.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:07 PM

6. Spreading epidemics into the US......that 2 infection sites tied to the same source.

But of course we shouldn't be discussing this.



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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:03 PM

4. AIPAC presents: Measles, a Neonazi Conspiracy?

Coming soon to a lobbyist-funded junket with your elected representatives

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