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Coronavirus cabinet approves: Synagogues open, stores to remain closed

Coronavirus cabinet approves: Synagogues open, stores to remain closed

Senior officials in the Health Ministry had warned the prime minister that opening retail was dangerous and could lead to increased morbidity.   The coronavirus… Read More ›

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips At Dems’ Advantage

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips At Dems’ Advantage

  FLORIDA (AP) — With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or… Read More ›

Mossad head: Saudi normalization ties to be announced after US election

Mossad head: Saudi normalization ties to be announced after US election

US-mediated normalization talks between Israel and Oman are reportedly close to achieving a breakthrough.   A normalization announcement between Israel and Saudi Arabia will most… Read More ›

Opinion: Judge Amy Barrett Helped Me Protect Public Menorahs. I Know She’ll Help Defend Religious Liberty For All

Opinion: Judge Amy Barrett Helped Me Protect Public Menorahs. I Know She’ll Help Defend Religious Liberty For All

  WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Trump seeks to replace Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a devout Catholic from Indiana. Some might worry… Read More ›

Israel’s preschools resume on Sunday. What will classrooms look like?

Israel’s preschools resume on Sunday. What will classrooms look like?

Teachers will wear masks and be screened for coronavirus * After school programs will resume   The Health and Education ministries met late into the… Read More ›

Tel Aviv employees call elderly to curb loneliness during COVID lockdown

Tel Aviv employees call elderly to curb loneliness during COVID lockdown

Workers from all municipal departments are participating in the effort, conducting more than 37,000 phone calls to date and receiving responses from senior residents.  … Read More ›

Israel approves first new settler homes since UAE peace deal

Israel approves first new settler homes since UAE peace deal

Planning council greenlights construction of 1,800 new housing units in West Bank, expected to approve 4,000 in total; settlement watchdog says ‘PM pokes finger in… Read More ›

Israel must shift strategy in its fight against coronavirus

Israel must shift strategy in its fight against coronavirus

Opinion: The government must adopt a policy based on the assumption that there will be no immediate solution to the pandemic and avoid more harm… Read More ›

Ex-Defense Ministry chief’s testimony ties Netanyahu to submarine graft case

Ex-Defense Ministry chief’s testimony ties Netanyahu to submarine graft case

In leaked affidavit attached to petition demanding probe of PM’s role in huge submarine scandal, Dan Harel says Netanyahu heavily pressured him to buy vessel… Read More ›

Vice presidential debate live: Harris vs. Pence

Vice presidential debate live: Harris vs. Pence

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris face off in the first and only 2020 vice presidential debate.   SALT LAKE… Read More ›

Easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions not likely before October 18

Easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions not likely before October 18

Netanyahu: No decision on changes until at least Monday   Israel is set to remain under lockdown for at least another two weeks, according to… Read More ›

What Does “Laishev BaSukkah” Actually Mean?

What Does “Laishev BaSukkah” Actually Mean?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The bracha that is recited on the Sukkah is “Blessed are You..who has sanctified us… Read More ›

LIVE AT 9 PM: First Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump & Joe Biden

LIVE AT 9 PM: First Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump & Joe Biden

CLEVELAND (AP) — With just 35 days until the election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are barreling into their crucial first debate… Read More ›

Mueller issues a rare public statement disputing his former right-hand man’s claim that he didn’t pursue Trump hard enough

Mueller issues a rare public statement disputing his former right-hand man’s claim that he didn’t pursue Trump hard enough

  The former special counsel Robert Mueller issued a statement Tuesday pushing back on claims his former right-hand man in the Russia probe, Andrew Weissmann,… Read More ›

As a new outbreak grows in Brooklyn, mask-wearing appears to remain scarce

As a new outbreak grows in Brooklyn, mask-wearing appears to remain scarce

Virus cases are spiking in some New York Orthodox communities, but various factors are preventing widespread adoption of a practice experts say can help keep… Read More ›

Sale of F-35s to UAE was missed opportunity for Israel

Sale of F-35s to UAE was missed opportunity for Israel

Opinion: Instead of denying that the sale was going ahead, Netanyahu should have used it as leverage for more American defenes aid and access to… Read More ›

11 arrested at first major anti-Netanyahu protest since start of new lockdown

11 arrested at first major anti-Netanyahu protest since start of new lockdown

Thousands gather outside premier’s Jerusalem residence for weekly demonstration against corruption, government handling of pandemic; 1 detained for speeding car toward barricades   Police arrested… Read More ›

US is reimposing sanctions on Iran, Pompeo announces

US is reimposing sanctions on Iran, Pompeo announces

The Secretary of State said on Saturday that the US “expects all UN Member States to comply” with snapback sanctions on Iran.   The US… Read More ›

Israel’s leaders must pull themselves together or resign

Israel’s leaders must pull themselves together or resign

Opinion: Imposing a second closure is an admittance of failure on part of the politicians who have thus far torpedoed any practical suggestion from our… Read More ›

Opinion: I’m An Orthodox Rabbi Who Takes COVID-19 Very Seriously. Here’s Why My Congregation Is Praying In Person During The High Holidays.

Opinion: I’m An Orthodox Rabbi Who Takes COVID-19 Very Seriously. Here’s Why My Congregation Is Praying In Person During The High Holidays.

  NEW YORK (JTA) — On March 11, we decided to close The Jewish Center, the large Orthodox congregation in Manhattan where I serve as… Read More ›