(JTA) — Weeks after one prominent Satmar wedding was publicly called off amid a backlash over convening guests during the pandemic, members of the Hasidic Orthodox sect held another wedding in Brooklyn that brought together thousands of people.

(JTA) — Weeks after one prominent Satmar wedding was publicly called off amid a backlash over convening guests during the pandemic, members of the Hasidic Orthodox sect held another wedding in Brooklyn that brought together thousands of people.

 (JNS) U.S. military commanders expect a formal order as soon as this week from U.S. President Donald Trump to further withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, according to CNN on November 16th, citing two U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

(JNS) The student government at St. Lawrence University in New York unanimously passed a resolution on November 11th night that calls on the school’s administration to adopt the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

 (JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a man from Staten Island, N.Y., for threatening to kill protesters, politicians and others because of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

(JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice announced on November 4th it has seized 27 website domain names that allegedly were unlawfully used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to further a global covert influence campaign.

(JNS) The U.S. State Department has informally notified Congress that “it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as two point nine  billion dollars,” reported Reuters on November 5th, citing those briefed on the notification.

(JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday the filing of two complaints to forfeit two shipments of Iranian missiles that the U.S. Navy seized in transit from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to militant groups in Yemen, as well as the sale of approximately one…

(JNS) Sudan announced on Saturday that it had signed an agreement with the United States that could potentially prevent any further compensation claims from being filed against it in U.S. courts.

(JTA) — A rabbi was assaulted outside of his synagogue in San Diego and an Orthodox man was beaten on the street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

(JNS) The Jewish mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, has resigned after admitting to a sexting affair with a local anchorwoman that included an anti-Semitic element.

(JTA) — The wedding of the grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum will be for family only after plans for a reception for tens of thousands of well-wishers drew condemnation from New York officials.

(JTA) — The New York Board of Rabbis condemned recent protests in an Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn at which face masks were burned and at least one person wound up in the hospital after being beaten.

(JTA) — A suburban Detroit JCC has closed its health club, citing financial and other reasons — all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the city will re-impose a COVID lockdown, which will include the closing of schools and nonessential businesses, in several neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations. The city had just opened all public schools this …

(JTA) – As COVID-19 test positivity rates continue to climb in Orthodox communities in New York, a major leader of the Satmar Hasidic sect was put on a ventilator October 1st after becoming critically ill with COVID-19.