Israel Hits Daily Record of Nearly 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — As Israel racked up a record nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases in one day,  the government met to consider tightening restrictions, including banning synagogue prayer and...

Jedwab: Prepare to Be Amazed

  One line caught me during Rosh Hashanah davening. I’m sure I’m not the only one who saw it. “Ki sa’aveer memsheles zadon min ha’aretz — Because You will remove...

US Committed to Preserving Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge

(JTA) — The United States is committed to preserving Israel’s qualitative military edge in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told his Israeli counterpart. “A cornerstone of our defense...

Israeli Officials Board Israir Flight to Bahrain for Talks on Peace Deal – The first-ever Israir flight to Bahrain departed from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, eight days after the signing of the US-brokered Abraham Accords at the...

Levenbrown: Weeding Out Newcomers in Local Elections

As a resident of Lawrence since 1976, and a former 20-year elected official of the village, I am absolutely appalled and disgusted by the actions of the losing slate...

The Day I Met Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Esther M. Schonfeld, Esq. “To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that’s what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but...

Woodmere Club Developers Fight Back Over Targeted Zoning

By 5TJT Staff It’s hard to embrace change. For over 100 years, Five Towns residents enjoyed the bucolic view of acres of grassy turf on which to play golf, host...

Columbia Student Paper Apologizes for Running Pro-Israel Ad

The editors of the Columbia Daily Spectator — the student newspaper at the New York Ivy League school — apologized on Sunday for running what they called a “deeply...

Tidbits From Israel: The New McCarthyism

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin produced a series of investigations and hearings during the 1950s in an effort to expose supposed communist infiltration of various areas of the...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Be First Jew, First Woman to Lie in State

WASHINGTON (JTA) — As she made history during her illustrious life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will do so upon her passing: She will become the first Jew to lie in...
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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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