Stephen Miller’s Wife, Pence’s Spokesperson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Katie Miller, the wife of presidential adviser Stephen Miller and the spokesperson for Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for the coronavirus. President Trump confirmed...

Israel Limits Some Gatherings As Number of Serious COVID Cases Increases – Israel’s ministerial committee that deals with the coronavirus crisis unanimously accepted on Monday a recommendation by the Ministry of Health to limit certain social gatherings to 50...

Lawrence Releases Update on Coronavirus Threat

Dr. Marc J. Sicklick, a specialist in allergy, asthma, and immunology, has been advising the Village of Lawrence during the novel coronavirus outbreak. This is his latest advisory. I’m writing this...

Three New COVID-19 Fatalities Bring Israeli Death Toll to 297 – Three new COVID-19 fatalities in Israel over the weekend, bringing the national death toll to 297, is causing concern among health officials about the public’s seeming laxity...

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...

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...

Dozens of Israeli Cities Face New COVID-19 Lockdowns – Faced with alarming daily numbers of new confirmed cases in a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Israeli Health Ministry decided on Tuesday to ask the...

Jewish Groups Denounce De Blasio’s Rebuke

More than 100 Jewish leaders and organizations sent a letter to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, harshly criticizing him for attacking the city’s Jewish community for...

Israel’s Energy Minister Supports 10-Day Nationwide Lockdown – Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has called for a 10-day nationwide lockdown to combat the sharp rise in coronavirus infections. In an interview on Monday with Ynet, Steinitz said...

45 More Days of Israel’s Emergency Measures to Halt Spread of Coronavirus

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset approved extending emergency measures targeting the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Israel saw its largest one-day increase in...
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