UK Chief Rabbi: ‘Synagogues Will Not Open for a Long Time’ – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis projected on Thursday that all houses of worship affiliated with the United Synagogue — the largest network of Orthodox...

New COVID-19 Worry: Not Having Enough Food

Editor's note: The Marion & Aaron Gural’s new social services hub in Cedarhurst includes the Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Pantry: a supermarket style pantry offering perishable and non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. If you...

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 Prepares to Reopen Eateries, Institutes New Sanitation Measures – Israel’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Industry, and companies in the restaurant industry are slated to sit around the table on Wednesday to discuss how...

Rabbi Mirocznik to Advise on Reopening Schools, Synagogues

The Rabbinical Alliance of America–Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis, congratulates its hardworking executive vice president, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, on his appointment by Mayor Bill de Blasio...

French Jews Take Stock of Community’s ‘Enormous Losses’

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Regulars at the synagogue in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine call its main hallway “the traffic jam.” The term, often uttered with an eye roll, refers to the bottleneck that...

Jewish Lawyer Dresses as Grim Reaper to Protest Florida Beach Reopenings

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Last Friday, Daniel Uhlfelder traded in his usual suit and tie for a black hooded cape and a scythe and headed to the beach. Dressed as the...

Jewish Community Seeks to Reaffirm Jewish Values in Face of Coronavirus

    Last month, rabbis from around the world joined together to launch the #KeepingItTogether campaign, calling on all Jews to unite against coronavirus. This declaration represents a concerted effort to...

Community Split Over Guidelines for Outdoor Minyanim

By Marcy Farrell Editor, Guidelines for opening synagogues that were issued late last week by the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel seem to indicate that Orthodox synagogues will soon open their doors...

Weddings, Lag b’Omer and Social Distancing?

(JTA) — In late April, police in London and Chicago broke up splashy Jewish weddings that far exceeded the number of people allowed under social distancing rules. Since then, no weddings have made the Jewish...
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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

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