Israel: Foreign Students Who Break COVID Rules Will Be Deported

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Foreign students who disregard Israel’s restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be deported, Israel’s coronavirus czar said. Some 16,000 young adults from the...

Rising Virus Cases Crush US Economic Recovery

The US economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic shattered consumer and business spending, and a nascent recovery is...

Botwinick: Civility Is Not Science

  By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed a daunting increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the United States. Many of these infection rates, especially in...

Exploring Suffering in Tisha B’Av and Coronavirus

BY PENINA BEEDE (JTA) — For many observant Jews, the mourning over the destruction of the two ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha B’Av actually begins three weeks...

Hebrew University Study Shows Coronavirus Restrictions May Be Working

JNS.org – New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem indicates that since the Israeli government reinstated bans on public gatherings approximately 10 days ago, the country is seeing...

34 Israelis Arrested Protesting Netanyahu Government

Thirty-four people were arrested Tuesday night while protesting in Jerusalem outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's official residence. Protests outside Netanyahu’s residence have become a weekly occurrence, with police increasingly taking harsher...

Israel Pilots Instant COVID Detection Test

By Ben Horodenker A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight...

Israel’s Active COVID-19 Cases Top 31,000

JNS.org – The number of active coronavirus cases in Israel passed 31,000 on Wednesday, the highest figure recorded since the onset of the pandemic in March and a one-week...

U.S. Divided Over Mask Wearing and Schools Reopening

Divided Americans dug further into debates over mask mandates and schools reopening on Friday, with states and localities choosing conflicting strategies in the face of surging coronavirus cases. In the state of...

Israel Sets Weekend Shutdown to Fight Coronavirus Surge

Israel imposed a new weekend shutdown on Friday and tightened a series of coronavirus curbs to lower infection rates, amid growing public anger over the government’s handling of the crisis. People...
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Antisemitic Displays Prevalent at Berlin Rally Against Coronavirus

BERLIN (JTA) – A rally supported by neo-Nazi groups drew more than 20,000 protesters in Berlin Saturday to demand an end to coronavirus restrictions. The...

From the Chassidic Masters: Healing Effect of ‘Heeling’

The Torah portion of Eikev is named for the word “eikev” in the portion’s first verse: “Because (eikev) you listen to these laws and...

Bill Challenging High Court Threatens Israel’s Coalition

JNS.org – The tensions rattling Israel’s governing coalition are likely to worsen this week as a new bill seeking to challenge the judiciary is...

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