New York sees coronavirus clusters pop up in Orthodox Jewish communities, Gov. Cuomo says
Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday of growing coronavirus clusters in large Orthodox Jewish communities around New York City that he worries could spread uncontrollably if they aren't quickly contained. "The activity in the cluster is very different than what's going on in the rest of the state," Cuomo said during a press briefing in New York City. "These hot spots are five times that number," he said of the positivity rate. Many of the reported clusters are in ZIP codes that "overlap" with large Orthodox Jewish communities, he said. Correction: At least one New York ZIP code has a positivity rate of about 20%.cnbc.com
'Person of great righteousness’: Jewish community notes the significance of Justice Ginsburg’s death on eve of Rosh Hashanah
Her death coincided with the eve of Rosh Hashanah, a High Holiday that commemorates the Jewish New Year. Among messages honoring and remembering Justice Ginsburg, the Jewish community also noted the significance of the date of her death in Judaism. See what some mourners wrote below:According to Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah, which began tonight, is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of equality, dies at 87 on Rosh Hashanah eve. Rosh Hashanah began tonight.
Here’s what happening in Houston in the week ahead: Memorial Services for Fallen HFD Captain Tommy Searcy, Rosh Hashana and more
HOUSTON – Here’s what happening in Houston in the week ahead. Memorial Services Set for Fallen HFD Captain Tommy SearcyHouston Fire Capt. Tommy Searcy, 45, died Tuesday, Sept. 8 after a monthslong battle with coronavirus, the Fire Department confirmed to KPRC 2. Houston Climate WeekIn commemoration of the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Houston will host a virtual Houston Climate Week. Houston Climate Week, which was initially scheduled to run from August 24-28 but was rescheduled to September 14-18, will kick off the implementation phase of the Houston Climate Action Plan.