Why some Orthodox Jewish women won’t get vaccinated

New York City will spend up to $ 60 million, according to an estimate from health officials, on a vaccination program aimed at tackling hesitation and access issues. But in many Orthodox neighborhoods, the messages of respected rabbis resonate more. In Israel, where restrictions on coronaviruses have ended now that …

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Hispanic Americans are also curious about QAnon

IF YOU ARE VISITING Segadores de Vida, a Hispanic mega-church on the outskirts of Miami, you’ll likely get more than your average church service. His Dominican-born pastor, Ruddy Gracia, taught conspiracy theories alongside the Bible. Pastors who did not resist containment orders are “in line to take the mark of …

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Passionate mother of transgender people in India

Prema Chowallur was destined to become a teacher like her Catholic parents. She ended up becoming a social worker and champion for the rights of transgender people, one of the most marginalized groups in India. Originally from the state of Kerala in southern India, she developed a strong vocation to …

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Ravenna Festival 2021 review: Teodora

(Photo: Marco Borelli) At the top right of the apse, Empress Teodora and her suite contemplate the altar of the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. The image is a golden mosaic infused with greens and purples. Teodora’s royal gaze dominates the picture, her knowing gaze falls on the waves …

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