Letters to the Editor: Sitting Shivah During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Editor, I am writing this piece just after sitting shivah for my beloved father Ira Beer, Yitzchok Dov ben Tzvi Mendel. I was sitting alone in my basement, separated...

45 More Days of Israel’s Emergency Measures to Halt Spread of Coronavirus

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset approved extending emergency measures targeting the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Israel saw its largest one-day increase in...

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  As a writer, radio host, podcaster, and social media personality, Gabriel Boxer knows a thing or two about making connections. Now, the popular kosher food and restaurant consultant —...

Budding Jewish Tourism in Europe Under Threat From COVID-19

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Earlier this year, Dani Rotstein was earning a living doing something he’s passionate about: promoting the forgotten Jewish heritage of Mallorca. A New Jersey native who...

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...

WhatsApp Posts Urged Parents Not to Report COVID Symptoms

(JTA) – Parents of students attending Jewish schools in New York City are being encouraged not to have their children tested for COVID-19 to prevent the schools from being...

Dr. Glatt Warns of Campers Returning Home With COVID-19

  The Commissioner of Health of Nassau County just called me and asked for our assistance regarding eight cases of newly diagnosed COVID-19 in our community in campers returning from...

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...

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Two months ago, we highlighted Elite Care — the gold standard of home healthcare providers. Since then, the company has stepped forward to express gratitude to and support the...

Chicago’s Jewish Community Battered by Coronavirus

(JTA) — When Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann and her colleagues gathered in a backyard earlier this month to sing together, they knew it would likely be the last time for...
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