Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Justice Ginsburg

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and conservative midwestern judge who...

150-year-old Time Capsule Found at Oldest Synagogue in Manchester

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Construction workers at the site of a former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Manchester, England, found a time capsule from the 1870s. The glass jar was extracted...

Update on COVID-19 From Dr. Marc Sicklick

As we get into the fall, COVID-19 seems to be doing what other coronaviruses do. Most past coronaviruses tended to decrease in mid-spring, in May, and return in the...

Meet the Top 15 Jewish Political Donors This Election Cycle

(JTA) — George Soros may draw some of the most vociferous criticism, but he’s hardly the biggest political donor in this cash-heavy election cycle — Democrat or Republican. In fact,...

Which Other Prominent Jews Are Giving to Campaigns?

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Fifteen of the top 25 biggest political donors this cycle are Jewish or of Jewish origin. I picked through the top 100 on the Open Secrets website for a...

Solicitation Charges Dropped Against Patriots Owner Robert Kraft

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Prosecutors in Florida said they are dropping the charges against the New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whom they had accused last year of solicitation of...

WhatsApp Posts Urged Parents Not to Report COVID Symptoms

(JTA) – Parents of students attending Jewish schools in New York City are being encouraged not to have their children tested for COVID-19 to prevent the schools from being...

NYC Vows to Crack Down if COVID Cases Continue to Rise

(JTA) – After days of warnings about increasing COVID cases in New York City’s Orthodox neighborhoods, the health department threatened drastic enforcement measures in the neighborhoods starting as early...

Why Are Orthodox People in Brooklyn Not Wearing Masks?

(JTA) – The sign outside a shoe store said customers would be required to wear masks. Inside, however, two women shopped with their faces uncovered. At an electronics store nearby,...

Singer Shulem Lemmer to Educate Orthodox Communities on COVID Risks

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in a number of Orthodox communities in New York City and surrounding areas. Now a federal government agency is hoping a popular...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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