Difficulty Enforcing Lockdown May Lead to Bnei Brak Quarantine

JNS.org – The Israeli government is considering placing the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak under quarantine, Israeli Finance Ministry Director General Shai Babad told the country’s parliament on Sunday. With...

Netanyahu Isolated After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was self-isolating on Monday after a parliamentary aide tested positive for coronavirus, though an initial investigation determined the 70-year-old was unlikely to have been...

Netanyahu to Head Unity Government in Israel

JNS.org – After nearly a year of political paralysis, Israel is finally on its way towards a national unity government as the nation battles against the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic....

Netanyahu: ‘Complete’ Lockdown Possible

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday there would be “no avoiding” a complete lockdown if the rate of coronavirus infections did not decrease. “If we do not see...

Benny Gantz Takes Knesset Speaker’s Post

JERUSALEM (JTA) — With the Blue and White party on the verge of breaking up, its leader, Benny Gantz, was elected speaker of the Israeli Knesset on Thursday evening. Gantz...

El Al Halts All Passenger Flights Until April 4

The Israeli airline El Al decided to halt its remaining passenger flights to and from Israel starting at midnight on Thursday and lasting until April 4 because of a...

Behind Israel’s Constitutional Crisis

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Besides the coronavirus epidemic, Israel has another crisis on its hands. It’s inside the government and only tangentially related to COVID-19. Here’s the short version: After Israel’s...

Supreme Court: Israel May Track Cellphones of Citizens With Coronavirus

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court will allow the country’s internal security agency to track the cellphones of Israelis who are infected with the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the court...

Several Municipal Rabbis OK Zoom for Seders

The Jerusalem Post In a remarkable ruling, senior Orthodox rabbis have given permission for people to use the Zoom video conferencing service at the Passover Seder to allow families separated...

Mass Tefillah Scheduled for 10:30 am Eastern Standard Time

By The Jerusalem Post A mass prayer event being staged digitally and in small 10-man, outdoor prayer services will be held Wednesday  at 10:30 New York time to request divine...
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Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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