Groups Join Forces to Demand Removal of SS Monument at Ontario Cemetery

Two advocacy groups representing the Jewish and Polish communities in Canada joined forces this week to demand the removal of a monument at a cemetery in Ontario that honors...

Rising Virus Cases Crush US Economic Recovery

The US economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic shattered consumer and business spending, and a nascent recovery is...

Halachic Musings: Two Eruv Committees of Monsey

There are two eruv committees in the Monsey area. Of late, there has been some confusion between the two, which has, unfortunately, created some tension. The confusion had spilled...

Sending a Message: Holocaust-Themed Face Masks

(JTA) — The face masks aren’t subtle: One is emblazoned with the famous photo of a Jewish mother and child, their hands raised, at Nazi gunpoint. Another shows an...

Member of NY Shomrim Slashed While Stopping Gang Attack

(JTA) — A member of the private Jewish security patrol group Shomrim was slashed in the leg while intervening to stop a gang assault on an unidentified man in...

Botwinick: Civility Is Not Science

  By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed a daunting increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the United States. Many of these infection rates, especially in...

State Department Report Highlights ‘Urgent’ Need for Holocaust Restitution

The U.S. State Department published a report on Wednesday on steps being taken by countries to provide restitution or compensation for property taken during the Holocaust. The report was released...

Gila Jedwab: A New Song

  The world seems to be losing a precious commodity, unabashed truth-telling. A new CATO national survey finds that self-censorship is on the rise. Nearly 62% of Americans are afraid...

Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky Endorses Donald Trump for Reelection

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, a major leader of the U.S. haredi Orthodox community, said his followers should vote for Donald Trump in November. The reason? Gratitude. “Yes, I think...

Exploring Suffering in Tisha B’Av and Coronavirus

BY PENINA BEEDE (JTA) — For many observant Jews, the mourning over the destruction of the two ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha B’Av actually begins three weeks...
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Hadassah Hospital Partner in Development of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The director of Hadassah hospital in Israel said his institution’s branch in Moscow is a “partner” in the development of what...

Rabbi Ya’aqob Menashe Touched Sephardi Jewry Worldwide

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Israel Warns Gaza Terror Groups of ‘Heavy Price’ for Incendiary Balloon Attacks

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