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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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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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Batman’s Court of Owls takes aim at Barbara Gordon

As the Court of Owls resurfaces on a bloody revenge mission, the Secret Society has targeted someone very close to Batman. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Joker # 4, by James Tynion IV, Guillem March, Arif Prianto, and Tom Napolitano, on sale now. One of the biggest additions …

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Can a Salad Coalition Lead Israel?

The nation faces a chronic problem of broken democracy. Can the new, disparate coalition provide a stable government or will Likud return? Despite the four Knesset (Parliament) elections in the space of two years – between April 9, 2019 and March 23, 2021 – the political situation in Israel remains …

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