I’m a Pediatrician; Coronavirus Has Changed My Whole Way of Life

NEW YORK (JTA) — I am a pediatrician who for 15 years has practiced in a medical office in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We serve the local Hasidic...

Larry David Wants You to Stay Home and Watch TV

(JTA) — Comedian Larry David called on “the idiots out there” to stay home and watch TV in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. David’s 90-second rant...

Cruz Calls for DOJ Probe Into NYC Closure of Yeshiva

JNS.org – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday called for the US Justice Department to investigate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the New York Police Department...

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,...

Supreme Court: Israel May Track Cellphones of Citizens With Coronavirus

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court will allow the country’s internal security agency to track the cellphones of Israelis who are infected with the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the court...

Rabbi Hoffman: Those We Lost

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They were of the best among us. The Novominsker Rebbe. Rav Leibel Katz. Noach Dear. Reb Yitz Zilbermitz. Rav Aharon Walkin. All had relatives and close...

NY Coronavirus Admissions Drop, Shutdown Extended

The number of people hospitalized for the novel coronavirus and related deaths in New York fell to their lowest levels in more than a week, adding to evidence that...

Satmar Leaders Defend De Blasio, Call for Social Distancing

NEW YORK (JTA) – Two Hasidic synagogues defended New York Mayor Bill de Blasio from charges of antisemitism and called on members of their communities to adhere to government...

Anti-Lockdown Protests Spawn Antisemitic Imagery

(JTA) — Antisemitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust imagery continue to be mainstays at anti-lockdown protests against governors and in state capitols. A placard at an anti-lockdown protest held Saturday at...

IDF: Coronavirus Crisis Will Continue at Least Another Year

The head of IDF Home Front Command said on Monday that the coronavirus crisis would continue for at least another year, but a gradual and partial return to normal...
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DENVER (JTA) — In the summer of 1999, we slept head to head in top bunks at Camp Ramah in Canada. We also shared...

Regev to Yediot: Gantz Isn’t Ready to Be Prime Minister

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz walked out of a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu after learning that a close Likud Party...

Heard in the Bagel Store: New Old Habits

In everything there is a silver lining, though it sometimes takes a long time to emerge. So let’s be pleased with the little things—and...

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