But the House nominee, who is due to represent part of a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn, called for a better understanding of the “context” in which the schools exist.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening fines of up to $1,000 for those who refuse to wear masks.
The surge was marked by deadly attacks on Jews in California, New Jersey and New York last year.
A crowded funeral that violated social distancing rules is itself a symptom of bigger issues in the community that are getting overlooked.
Gov. Phil Murphy said the new law will make it clear that his state is committed to eliminating “hate in all its forms.”
A bomb found in David Anderson and Francine Graham's van could have sprayed shrapnel fragments “five football fields long,” an FBI agent said.
A rally in solidarity against anti-Semitism drew tens of thousands on Sunday amid fears of a rise in hate crimes.
Democratic Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein also criticized the media for misrepresenting the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Hasidic and other Orthodox Jews in New York and New Jersey want heightened security at schools and synagogues.
Satmar Jews' distinctive way of dressing is integral to practicing their faith ― but at the same time, it makes them targets for anti-Semitism.