Updated Guidelines on Minyanim From Agudath Israel

  1. In light of new recommendations by the health authorities, what additional steps should Orthodox communities be taking to slow the spread of COVID-19? Social distancing. In addition to not...

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...

WhatsApp Posts Urged Parents Not to Report COVID Symptoms

(JTA) – Parents of students attending Jewish schools in New York City are being encouraged not to have their children tested for COVID-19 to prevent the schools from being...

NY Jews React to Unrest in Borough Park

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — When he looks at the protests rocking the Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, Matt Nosanchuk is conflicted. He’s anxious that COVID-19 rates will continue to spike...

The Real Reasons We Are Heroes

By Naomi Kramer All those in the medical field put themselves at risk every single day. Even before the Novel Corona Virus, in any given day we never know what we...

De Blasio Condemns Police Silence During Assault on Orthodox Journalist

(JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the assault of Orthodox journalist Jacob Kornbluh by a crowd in Borough Park was “disgusting” and vowed that police...

New York Must Clarify COVID Metrics to Avoid Antisemitism Charge

By MICHAEL A. HELFAND (JTA) — For so many American Jews, the recent clashes between Governor Cuomo and the New York ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over new COVID-19 restrictions (and protests of...

Satmar, Cuomo Avoid COVID Wedding Restrictions Standoff

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — The wedding of the grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum will be for family only after plans for a reception for tens of thousands of...

125 in Midreshet Lindenbaum Israeli Program Quarantined for COVID Outbreak

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Twelve students at a religious seminary for women in Israel have tested positive for the coronavirus, in an outbreak that strikes at fears that the country’s...

Dr. Marc Sicklick: Wear a Mask

It’s been several weeks of changing times and attitudes. What has happened to COVID-19 during that time? What is my personal take on the current situation and what do...
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