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Charedim launch welfare system to counter virus

The Orthodox Jewish community in north London has established its own internal welfare system for families struggling financially or logistically amid the coronavirus pandemic, with initiatives across the borough of Hackney.

A Yiddish-speaking helpline has been set up, an upmarket kosher restaurant is cooking up free meals for the isolated and unwell, schools and yeshivas have closed and a community not known for its social distancing is largely observing the rules.

Read more: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/charity-coordinating-help-for-needy-say-800-volunteers-signed-up-in-a-week/