Tishri 1, 5781, 09/19/2020

NYS Issues Guidance for High Holiday Services

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – Worshippers at services should be 12 feet apart from one another when singing. Sukkahs can be considered outdoor environments, though distancing...

Trump Bullish on Future Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal

President Donald Trump told U.S. Jewish leaders on Wednesday that while he had not formally requested that Saudi Arabia sign a peace treaty with...

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