COVID-19 Infections Force Darchei to Suspend In-Person Learning

Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway closed Tuesday and will remain closed while the New York City Department of Health investigates reports of 13 active COVID-19 infections at the...

Shaare Zedek Won’t Admit Any More Coronavirus Patients, Citing Overcrowding

BY MARCY OSTER   (JTA) — As the daily number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Israel continued at record levels, a major hospital in Jerusalem said it would not admit more COVID-19...

Israel Sees Nearly 5,000 New COVID Cases in 24 Hours – Israel’s COVID-19 morbidity rate continues to rise, hitting another record from Monday to Tuesday with 4,973 confirmed positives, or 12 percent of all tests processed in that...

COVID-19 Surge Forces Israel to Lock Down for High Holidays

Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday to contain the spread of the coronavirus after a second-wave surge of new cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on...

Hundreds Attend Selichos at 770 Without Masks, Social Distancing

(JTA) — Men packed into a late-night prayer service at Chabad’s main synagogue in Brooklyn Saturday night, in violation of New York’s health rules and against the advice of...

Dr. Sicklick Shares Update on COVID-19 Risks, Progress

  I had no intention of writing anything until there was a major breakthrough. Unfortunately, the numbers are going up and I'm feeling a sense of both gloom and urgency....

Large Weddings Eyed As Culprit for COVID Spikes

(JTA) – Rising fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases in New York City’s Orthodox communities appear to be justified, with the proportion of tests turning up cases...

Masbia Sees Increase in Food Needs Since COVID-19 Outbreak

  By Laura N. Allen Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, the only kosher soup kitchen in New York, has had a drastic increase in demand at all three of their locations since...

Netanyahu Accused of Targeting Haredi Communities with Lockdowns

A group of haredi leaders sent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a harshly-worded letter on Sunday, warning him that they would not forgive him for casting the haredi community as...

125 in Midreshet Lindenbaum Israeli Program Quarantined for COVID Outbreak

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Twelve students at a religious seminary for women in Israel have tested positive for the coronavirus, in an outbreak that strikes at fears that the country’s...
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