Halachic Musings: Is the Pandemic Over?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we go back to shul now?” “Do we really need that mask and “Safer Torah Shield?” “Is it still safek pikuach nefesh?” These questions and more are being...

A Rabbi’s Advice for Another Holiday During a Pandemic

(JTA) — While my wife and I were sitting outside during Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival in the fall, we spent some time reflecting on the fact that we celebrated...

Israelis Told to Wear Face Masks, Celebrate Holidays With Immediate Family

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian holidays should be marked only with immediate family, Prime...

Israel Declares Full Curfew Starting Erev Pesach

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri have agreed to declare a full nationwide curfew for Passover eve, which begins at sundown on Wednesday. Speaking...

Woodmere Leads Nassau County in Number of COVID-19 Cases

The Five Towns has more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Woodmere showing the highest number of cases in Nassau County, according to updates from the county.   As of...

Israel Sets Weekend Shutdown to Fight Coronavirus Surge

Israel imposed a new weekend shutdown on Friday and tightened a series of coronavirus curbs to lower infection rates, amid growing public anger over the government’s handling of the crisis. People...

Fauci: Jews May May Able to Return to Shul for High Holidays

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that it might be possible for people to gather in synagogues for the Jewish High Holidays if other distancing and precautions are taken to ...

COVID Update From Dr. Glatt

By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD While the number of new COVID-19 cases nationwide has begun to slow over the past few weeks, the United States is still recording more...

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...

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...
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