Here’s Why Jewish Institutions Should Cancel Everything

CHICAGO (JTA) — I am an infectious disease epidemiologist who worked at the World Health Organization on epidemics in over 25 countries around the world. As a physician and member of the...

Rome’s Jewish Community Responds to Coronavirus

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — Rome’s Jewish community is in a “state of complete uncertainty” amid Italy’s coronavirus crisis, according to its president. “We are a proud and ancient community in the...

Jewish Aide From Brazil Has Coronavirus Days After Meeting Trump

(JTA) — Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, tested positive for coronavirus days after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to news reports from...

8 Five Towns Shuls Closed Until Further Notice

Dear Friends, Many rabbis in our community spent several hours last night considering the question of our shuls remaining open during this tumultuous time. We were aided by expert doctors...

New Jersey Rabbis Decide to Shut Down Religious Programming

(JTA) — Larry Rothwachs, a rabbi in Teaneck, New Jersey, walked into the meeting Wednesday night between local Jewish leaders and health officials with one set of ideas about...

Israel Closes Schools, Universities Due to Coronavirus

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s schools and universities will close due to the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday. Netanyahu also called to form an emergency national unity...

Trump Curbs Travel From Europe as Coronavirus Disrupts Schools, Sports

President Donald Trump ordered the suspension of European travel to the United States for 30 days to help curb the spread of a coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted nearly all corners...

Israel Bans Gatherings of More Than 100 People

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced a new directive banning gatherings of more than 100 people, alongside a directive for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to self-quarantine immediately. Speaking...

Five Lessons From the Coronavirus

By Rabbi Pinchas Allouche To date, more than 100,000 people have been affected by the coronavirus globally, including 3,000 deaths. As we pray that this pandemic ends speedily, here are five...

Number of Coronavirus Cases in Israel Hits 50

Israel’s Health Ministry confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 50. Four of the new patients were infected through...
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