NY Attorney General Recuses Herself From Vaccine-Fraud Investigation

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) — New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, won’t participate in the investigation into ParCare, the network of health clinics under scrutiny for potential fraud related to the...

Israel’s Coronavirus Chief Warns Lockdown May Be Tightened

While Israel currently leads the world in vaccinations per capita, the country is on Day 5 of its third national lockdown due to high COVID-19 morbidity, with an infection...

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By Ari Grubner, MD Type “ketchup” into the Amazon search box and you will get 510 results. 510 for a tomato paste. If you’ve attempted to purchase anything online recently,...

Cuomo Promises Consequences for Vaccine Fraud

BY ABRAHAM GROSS (JTA) — When David first saw the advertisement on his local Long Island community Whatsapp group inviting people like him and his wife, both over 65, to sign...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down NY’s Capacity Limits on Houses of Worship

(JTA) — A federal court of appeals ruled that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s capacity limits on houses of worship in areas with rising COVID-19 cases constituted a violation...

Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum Tests Positive for COVID-19

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) — Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum, leader of a faction of the Satmar Hasidic community, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Yeshiva World News. Teitelbaum, who is in his late...
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R. Schachter: Didn’t Know ParCare Vaccination Broke Rules

(JTA) — Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a leading Modern Orthodox rabbi who received a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday at a clinic now under investigation for improperly administering the vaccine, said he was led...

ParCare Health Investigated for Misuse of COVID-19 Vaccines

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) — A network of health clinics owned by a Hasidic man and serving a number of Hasidic communities in Brooklyn and upstate New York is under investigation...

Lockdown 3.0 to Cost Israeli Economy 5 Billion Shekels

Israel’s third nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus will cost the economy a minimum of 5 billion shekels ($1.55 billion), according to Bank of Israel estimates. The lockdown...

COVID-19 Testing Site in Bnei Brak Torched by Extremists

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) — A COVID-19 testing site in Bnei Brak, a mostly haredi Orthodox city in Israel, was set ablaze on Monday evening by extremists, according to The Jerusalem Post. No...
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