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Virus carries stigma for European communities

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Published: 17 April 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Jewish leaders in Belgium, Italy and the UK have avoided discussion of virus in communities that could be most vulnerable; 22 die in Amsterdam Jewish care home

In some European Jewish communities, getting coronavirus carries a stigma (Times of Israel)
Jews and Jewish leaders in places like Belgium, Italy and the UK have avoided discussion of virus in communities that could most vulnerable to it

Jews in the Muslim world celebrated Passover in seclusion (Al-Monitor)
Iran is not under any curfew, but the Jewish community has imposed one on its members with the Chief Rabbi deciding as early as the Purim festival, that all Iranian Jews must avoid danger and stay away from synagogues

Amsterdam’s Jewish community reeling after 22 die of COVID-19 in Jewish care home (Forbes)

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The Anti-Semitism Accountability Project and the America China Public Affairs Institute have created a portal to report coronavirus-related hate speech and bias crimes against minority groups

Photo: Haredi Jew in Antwerp, Belgium (Times of Israel)

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