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Jewish studies expert available on NYC Orthodox community response to new cluster restrictions

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Lindsey Hadlock

Following Gov. Cuomo’s new coronavirus restrictions on schools, businesses and religious gatherings, Orthodox Jewish leaders have voiced criticism that they are being singled out for the new surge of COVID-19 cases.


Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies

Jonathan Boyarin

Mann Professor of Modern Jewish Studies

Jonathan Boyarin, professor of modern Jewish studies and an expert on Jewish experience and culture, is available for interviews. 

Boyarin is also the author of the newly published “Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side,” – part ethnography, part memoir, the book portrays daily life in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and chronicles a side of Jewish life that outsiders rarely see. He will be discussing his experiences and the book Monday during a virtual event.

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.