Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray next to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech Weissblum, in Lezajsk (Lizenks), in southern Poland, 15 March 2012. Every year on the 21st day of Adar (the beginning of March), Hasidim from all over the world make pilgrimages to Lizensk to visit the grave of zaddik Elimelech Weissblum and ask him for health and success in business.epa03146040 Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray next to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech Weissblum, in Lezajsk (Lizenks), in southern Poland, 15 March 2012. Every year on the 21st day of Adar (the beginning of March), Hasidim from all over the world make pilgrimages to Lizensk to visit the grave of zaddik Elimelech Weissblum and ask him for health and success in business. EPA/DAREK DELMANOWICZ POLAND OUT
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The man charged with throwing a cup of bleach in the face of ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg is the son of a man Rosenberg accused of sexual abuse on his blog and call-in line, the New York Times reports. Rosenberg had said he thought the attack was related to the recent conviction of another high-profile member of the Satmar Hasidic community, Nechemya Weberman, but on Wednesday he told the Times, “What exactly triggered him to do that, I have no idea.” Meilech Schnitzler, who turned himself in on Wednesday, owns the fish market Rosenberg was walking by when he was attacked. His father has not been arrested or charged with anycrime.
After the events of this week, it is less likely to be Klobuchar
NEW: I asked Amy Klobuchar to respond to the calls for her to drop out of the running to be Joe Biden’s VP amid scrutiny of her record as prosecutor in MN, when she declined to prosecute police. She said, “Joe Biden’s gonna make a decision on VP and I know he’ll make a good one.”
It looks likely that a third senator had the coronavirus
Some personal news: On Wednesday I learned I was positive for COVID antibodies following mild symptoms earlier this spring. I will continue to follow CDC guidance and wear a mask, and hope others will do the same to help slow the spread of this virus. https://t.co/OMLVdhQMfW
In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media.
Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada out of the veepstakes as potential running mate for Joe Biden: “It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration.”