Israel’s Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Jump 40 Percent in 24 Hours

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel have jumped by 40 percent to 427 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, predicting a steeper rise as mass-testing is implemented. Having...

100 People Test Positive for Coronavirus in Borough Park

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — At least 100 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Borough Park, a Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency confirmed the number with...

OHEL Releases Guide To Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety

By Dr. Norman Blumenthal Zachter Family Chair in Trauma and Crisis Response for OHEL OHEL remains deeply committed to serving the needs of our community, especially at these unprecedented and challenging...

New Immigrants to Israel Jump Right In to Coronavirus Quarantine

The first few weeks after making aliyah are typically a flurry of activity, with the newly minted Israeli dashing from government offices to banks to setting up utilities to...

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...

Haredi Yeshivas in Israel Remain Open, Limit Class Sizes

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Senior rabbinic leaders of the haredi Orthodox community in Israel announced that schools and yeshivas will remain open, but they have limited class sizes to...

COVID-19 Cases in Israel Hit 250, Government Mulls Stricter Measures

Israel’s Health Ministry confirmed Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients in the country had increased to 250. Two patients are in serious condition and the rest are showing...

Teaneck Mayor Calls on All Residents to Self-Quarantine

(JTA) — The mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey called on all residents to self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin issued the call on Saturday, after...

Here’s Why Jewish Institutions Should Cancel Everything

CHICAGO (JTA) — I am an infectious disease epidemiologist who worked at the World Health Organization on epidemics in over 25 countries around the world. As a physician and member of the...
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