Bernie Sanders Suspends His Presidential Campaign

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who became the first Jewish front-runner in a major party nomination race for president, is suspending his campaign. In a message...

Rockland County Parks Close to Slow COVID-19 Transmission

Rockland County started shutting down parks on Tuesday, as officials found it harder to contain density and maintain proper social distancing to temper the spread of COVID-19. The county’s Division of...

Novominsker Rebbe Dies of Coronavirus at 89

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, a leading Orthodox rabbi also known as the Novominsker Rebbe, died Tuesday from the coronavirus. Perlow, who hailed from a prominent line of rabbis,...

Returned Picasso Drawing For Sale

(JTA) — A Pablo Picasso drawing that will be returned by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to the heirs of a German-Jewish banker is up for...

Rift Develops in Israeli Coalition Government Talks

JERUSALEM POST -- A day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz completed an agreement on a new government but Netanyahu backtracked, no coalition talks took place...

Coronavirus Updates: Masks to Become Mandatory in Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) — The spread of COVID-19 is reshaping Jewish communities. We’re collecting the news flowing in from across the globe here. As always, we want to hear from...

Cuomo: NY Orthodox Jews Should Abstain From Large Gatherings

(JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police Department...

Nassau County Fire Departments Honor Coronavirus Heroes

April 7 at 7 p.m., all Nassau County Fire Departments will sound their sirens to thank first responders and healthcare workers. The Village of Cedarhurst urges: "When you hear...

Adam Sandler Pays Tribute to Medical Crews in ‘Quarantine Song’

(JTA) — Forget about “The Chanukah Song.” Actor Adam Sandler’s latest earworm is a tribute to doctors and nurses and an exhortation for people to stay home to stop...

Tel Aviv Skyscraper Lit Up With Words of ‘Shema Yisrael’

Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Azrieli Sarona Tower in Tel Aviv — the tallest building in Israel — was lit up on Friday night with the words of...
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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...

Veteran Confidante of Lubavitcher Rebbe Dies of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic claimed one more Jewish religious leader on Tuesday, with the announcement that a veteran aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe had...

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