Six Coronavirus Positives Confirmed in Five Towns

By Marcy Farrell More than 90 coronavirus cases have been reported in Nassau County and there are at least six confirmed cases in the Five Towns, according to an email...

Coronavirus Update: Two Deaths in Nassau County

Two men from Suffolk County became on Monday the first Long Island patients reported to die of coronavirus, according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. One was a man in his...

Real Heroes: One Month Later

Naomi Kramer, a registered nurse, wrote about her early days as a COVID-19 intensive care nurse. This is her second installment. Most people have been counting the days since quarantine...

8 Five Towns Shuls Closed Until Further Notice

Dear Friends, Many rabbis in our community spent several hours last night considering the question of our shuls remaining open during this tumultuous time. We were aided by expert doctors...

Community Split Over Guidelines for Outdoor Minyanim

By Marcy Farrell Editor, 5TJT.com Guidelines for opening synagogues that were issued late last week by the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel seem to indicate that Orthodox synagogues will soon open their doors...

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...

Woodmere Police Break Up Group Behind West Broadway Shul

Woodmere police had to break up a "gathering" behind a storefront shul on West Broadway on Saturday afternoon, New 12 Long Island reported. The news station said they found people...

NY Attorney’s Lawsuit Says Gathering Ban Infringes on Jewish Practices

(JTA) — A Brooklyn attorney has filed a lawsuit accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating his right to free speech and ability to observe his Jewish faith...

From the Editor: Masked Confusion

If you don’t like wearing a mask or you are uncomfortable wearing one, that’s just too bad. What if you don’t like stopping at red lights? Do you just...

Yair Hoffman: Was De Blasio Right?

Q: How do we get a chillul Hashem, an embarrassment, a pshiya karov l’meizid, and a demonstration of ingratitude, and wrap it all in one? A: When even after having...
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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...

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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...

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