First Jewish Victim of Coronavirus in Argentina Cremated

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The first Jewish victim of the coronavirus in Argentina was cremated by local authorities despite protests from the local Jewish community. Ruben Bercovich, a 59-year-old businessman...

Man Hospitalized After Beating at Boro Park Anti-Shutdown Protest

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Israel Declares Full Curfew Starting Erev Pesach – 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...

Israel Aerospace Signs Deal With UAE to Research COVID-19

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Israeli COVID Vaccine Trials to Begin November 1

The governmental Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has approval from the Israeli Health Ministry and the Helsinki Committee to begin testing its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, BriLife, on Nov. 1. The...

Rabbi Dr. Glatt Provides Update on COVID-19 Situation

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Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Gathering Limits in NYS

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction late Wednesday night, blocking Governor Andrew Cuomo from enforcing 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on religious institutions. The state had told the court...

Nassau County Fire Departments Honor Coronavirus Heroes

April 7 at 7 p.m., all Nassau County Fire Departments will sound their sirens to thank first responders and healthcare workers. The Village of Cedarhurst urges: "When you hear...

Masbia Sees Increase in Food Needs Since COVID-19 Outbreak

  By Laura N. Allen Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, the only kosher soup kitchen in New York, has had a drastic increase in demand at all three of their locations since...

Stress Eating in Response to COVID? Religious Belief May Help

February 24, 2021--Religion may offer protection against stress-related weight gain, according to a new study published in The Journal of Religion and Health. Touro College Graduate School of Social...
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