The Eliza Shapiro and Brian Rosenthal Dossier Against Hasidim: High on Bigotry; Low on Journalism
It is bigoted to present only negative claims about an ethnic community of hundreds of thousands of people. It is bigoted to package claims in a way to drive outrage against a community. It is bigoted to show negative facts in one community without showing how these facts are elsewhere.
VIDEO: Officials Should Focus on Coronavirus; Not on Orthodox Jews
In early October 2020, Coronavirus was making a resurgence in New York State. Instead of alerting all of New York to this issue, Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly made it about Orthodox Jews and created Red Zones within zip codes and towns where COVID-19 was supposedly doing worse than other places.
Plasma Donations: Good Heart or Hit Hard?
In recent months, there have been several news stories on how thousands of Orthodox Jews donated plasma to help the recovery of Covid-19 patients. The problem is that most of those news items present Orthodox Jews in a negative light.
A Letter to Public Officials: How to Combat Bigotry
The shooters in the December 10, 2019 attack on a Jewish Community store in Jersey City subscribed to a radical ideology, but one of them also participated in racist social media tirades against Jews. Digital records from the alleged perpetrator of the Monsey stabbing attack on Hanukkah 2019, show his obsession with Jews. These facts remind us that the hateful rhetoric spewed on social media against Hasidim in Ocean, Bergen, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties, paint a dangerous target on the backs of identifiable Jewish people.
The Truth About Yeshiva Curriculum and Student Outcome
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is now in a period of public comment over its proposed changes to private school education standards.
When Companies Sponsor Bigoted Fake News Against Orthodox Jews
Companies that advertise through Google Ad Sense are not always aware alongside which content their ads run. For example, companies are probably not aware that their ad appears alongside a recent April editorial by The Asbury Park Press that says "thanks to the money and power of the Orthodox community,"
Effigies on Purim and a Haman of Color
03/25/2016 OpinionEffigies on Purim is to reenact the hanging of the biblical arch Jew-hater Haman. However, the specific effigy seen hanging in Spring Valley, New York in front of a house on Purim is unacceptable....
A Cesspool of Hate
02/12/2016 OpinionOn January 22nd, it was revealed on a Clarkstown (Rockland County) community Facebook group that an anti-Semitic video was shown to ninth grade students in Clarkstown. On January 28th, OJPAC...
A Win for Civil Liberties; Now Let's Win it for the Children
06/25/2015 OpinionOJPAC opposed all along the un-American "monitor" with dictatorial veto-power over the East Ramapo Central School District as proposed in A5355 and S3821. These bills would have suspended civil...
Second Egg-Pelting in OJ Neighborhood Should be Cause for Concern
05/09/2015 OpinionOn Saturday, May 9 early in the afternoon, a vehicle entered an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Rockland County, NY and the car occupants started pelting eggs at pedestrians. This incident took...
‘Grammys’ Vindicate the Orthodox Jewish Community
The Orthodox Jewish way of life requests that men and women should be dressed in modest attire. Too often however the community has come under attack for this custom.
The organizers of the Grammy...