Herschel Gluck, the rabbi who shines light on Haredi Jews

By Lianne Kolirin Like other minority communities in Britain today, the Haredi Jews of Stamford Hill, north London, have been hit hard by Covid-19. A recent survey revealed that infection rates are among the highest in the world. Meanwhile reports of large weddings, funerals and widespread flouting of social distancing regulations have brought the close-knit […]

Religion news 12 March

Christians in Scotland in deep crisis over worship ban Communal worship can resume in Scotland on 26 March, but this has not stopped church leaders from taking court action to protest at the ban imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19. The judicial review hearing, which started yesterday, was told that the ban placed Christians […]

Factsheet: Haredi Jews

By Lianne Kolirin Who are Haredi Jews?  Strictly Orthodox Jews are often referred to as Haredi, which stems from the Hebrew word hared, meaning to tremble. Added meaning is drawn from a verse in Isaiah, in which God says: “But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, […]