Jewish leaders warn that measles outbreak feeds anti-semitism

A headline in Der Yid, an influential newspaper published by the Satmar Hasidic community, called the anti-vaccination movement: “Senseless! Heartless! Torah-less and Reckless.”

“It’s very scary,” said Rivkie Feiner, a Monsey resident who works on behalf of various Orthodox causes. “As an Orthodox family, my kids wear yarmulkes, we are being marked.”

Feiner recounted stories on social media of people declining to board an elevator at the Palisades Center with an Orthodox woman and children inside. She pointed to comments on social media blasting the Orthodox community for putting people at risk. “The majority of us are vaccinated,” Feiner said on Thursday. “My kids’ school was 100 percent.”