JFNA Raising $54 Million for Coronavirus Relief Fund

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Jewish Federations of North America is working to raise $54 million to ensure continued human services for Jewish communities and those affected by the coronavirus...

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...

In the Bagel Store: By the Numbers

    As you well know, numerology plays an important role in our lives. Whether it is the day or time of the day you were born, the bris eight days...

Israel Hits Highest Rate of New COVID Infections; Imposes Curfews

(JTA) — Israel passed a grim milestone over the weekend as its tally of coronavirus deaths exceeded 1,000. The country currently has the highest rate of new infections per capita...

NBC Highlights Orthodox Jews Donating Plasma

NBC’s “The Today Show” featured a segment on Monday highlighting Orthodox Jewish plasma donors helping the effort to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the clip below: A COVID-19 'mitzvah': Orthodox Jews...

Orthodox Union Launches Programs to Combat Food Insecurity

  As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, Kosher Food Lifeline (KFL), a program of the Orthodox Union launched programs to combat the anticipated significant increase in food insecurity, especially for...

Major Orthodox Groups Issue Collective Call for Social Distancing Rules

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — In a powerful joint statement, the leaders of six major American Orthodox Jewish organizations called on their members to follow social distancing rules, including limits on...

Hatzalah Raises Unprecedented $15 Million

Dozens of branches of Hatzalah emergency medical services, which operate volunteer first responder networks in Jewish communities around the world, collectively raised an unprecedented $15 million from some 83,000...

Elderly to Be Evacuated From Bnei Brak

The Israeli military will evacuate elderly residents en masse from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town with a disproportionately large outbreak of the coronavirus, the government said on Thursday. Some 4,500 people aged...

Israelis Demonstrate Against Country’s Response to Economic Crisis

(JTA) — Days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conceded that Israel had reopened “too soon,” thousands of Israelis protested the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a dramatic...
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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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