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Camp Infirmary Nurse Voices Concerns Over Camps Opening This Summer

Camp Infirmary Nurse Voices Concerns Over Camps Opening This Summer

  NEW YORK  — The following letter was submitted to VINnews by a an experienced nurse who works in a camp infirmary: I dont usually… Read More ›

Religious Zionists must wise up about Netanyahu

Religious Zionists must wise up about Netanyahu

Opinion: The prime minister’s insistence on keeping Naftali Bennett confined to the sidelines while he favors the ultra-Orthodox politicians, who care only for their own… Read More ›

Florida Synagogue Sanctions Members For Participating In COVID-19 Minyan

Florida Synagogue Sanctions Members For Participating In COVID-19 Minyan

DEERFIELD BEACH  — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, some communities are demonstrating that they will not stand for any violations of social… Read More ›

Watch: Massive crowds gather in Mea Shearim for Lag Ba’Omer bonfires

Watch: Massive crowds gather in Mea Shearim for Lag Ba’Omer bonfires

In Bnei Brak, hundreds of residents gathered around a fire lit in the middle of Damesek Eliezer Street street. Police arrived on the scene, quickly… Read More ›

Gilad Erdan Appointed As Next Israeli Ambassador To Both US, UN

Gilad Erdan Appointed As Next Israeli Ambassador To Both US, UN

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Gilad Erdan, currently Israel’s public security minister, will serve simultaneously as the nation’s ambassador to Washington and the United Nations, Prime… Read More ›

Ukrainian Police Official Requests List Of Jews In Western City Of Kolomyya

Ukrainian Police Official Requests List Of Jews In Western City Of Kolomyya

UKRAINE (JTA) – A Ukrainian Jewish group accused the nation’s police force of “open anti-Semitism” after a high-ranking police official requested a list of all… Read More ›

Israel bans all Lag BaOmer bonfires due to coronavirus outbreak

Israel bans all Lag BaOmer bonfires due to coronavirus outbreak

Traditional lighting of bonfires banned in private homes and gardens due to fears of another mass spike in infections and possible house fires; pilgrims not… Read More ›

From New York to Milan, how coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities worldwide

From New York to Milan, how coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities worldwide

While Israel, with 238 dead, has virus largely under control, Jewish rate of death is exponentially higher in Diaspora where COVID-19 is devastating parts of… Read More ›

Minister: Israel ready to help world Jewry fight virus, but not exactly sure how

Minister: Israel ready to help world Jewry fight virus, but not exactly sure how

Diaspora Affairs Minister Tzipi Hotovely says Jerusalem exploring ways to help, in talks with community leaders, but Diaspora Jews yet to formulate concrete needs  … Read More ›

Inside story of the funeral of a NY rabbi, a COVID-19 victim, that went so wrong

Inside story of the funeral of a NY rabbi, a COVID-19 victim, that went so wrong

The police wanted to help and ‘barricaded the streets.’ The synagogue aimed for a respectful, socially distant funeral. It didn’t work out that way. And then came… Read More ›

Opinion: Mayor DE Blasio Is No Enemy of Orthodox Jews. but Others Are Weaponizing the Coronavirus to Vilify Our Community.

Opinion: Mayor DE Blasio Is No Enemy of Orthodox Jews. but Others Are Weaponizing the Coronavirus to Vilify Our Community.

  NEW YORK (JTA-Rabbi Avi Shafran) — Among the most disturbing spectacles over the months since the coronavirus was unleashed on the world have been… Read More ›

Gantz at Independence Day ceremony: Israel must prepare for tough times

Gantz at Independence Day ceremony: Israel must prepare for tough times

“We will win war” against coronavirus, Knesset speaker says   Knesset Speaker Benny Gantz compared the fight against the coronavirus to Israel’s wars in his… Read More ›

Amsterdam’s Jewish nursing home lost over 20% of its residents to COVID-19

Amsterdam’s Jewish nursing home lost over 20% of its residents to COVID-19

Beth Shalom struggles to contain the spread and to answer questions if it could have acted sooner, or done more to save the lives of… Read More ›

One day a year, give us peace and let us mourn

One day a year, give us peace and let us mourn

Opinion: The humbling days between Holocaust Remembrance Day and Memorial Day for the fallen remind us of our shared fate together as a nation, but… Read More ›

A shovel for each mourner: Maryland Jewish cemetery rewrites funeral traditions

A shovel for each mourner: Maryland Jewish cemetery rewrites funeral traditions

The Times of Israel attends the social-distanced burial of Anna Grosz, a ‘larger than life’ 94-year-old Holocaust survivor who was felled by COVID-19 CLARKSBURG, Maryland… Read More ›

A Paris Chef Is Making Mouthwatering Kosher Meals For Jewish Doctors And Nurses — For Free

A Paris Chef Is Making Mouthwatering Kosher Meals For Jewish Doctors And Nurses — For Free

  PARIS (JTA) – When she’s not busy with her four kids, Ellie Balouka can usually be found in her kitchen at home in Paris,… Read More ›

In Germany, Where Coronavirus Is At Bay, Synagogues Prepare To Reopen With Precautions

In Germany, Where Coronavirus Is At Bay, Synagogues Prepare To Reopen With Precautions

  BERLIN (JTA) – When synagogues reopen in Germany in the coming weeks, there will be no handshakes, no hugs and no parading with the… Read More ›

‘Gift of Life’ founder Rabbi Haber passes away at age 55 due to COVID-19

‘Gift of Life’ founder Rabbi Haber passes away at age 55 due to COVID-19

‘He touched all our hearts with extraordinary modesty and humanity. His wisdom and his love of people were a symbol for the man himself and… Read More ›

US ultra-Orthodox whistleblowers targeted as traitors, including amid pandemic

US ultra-Orthodox whistleblowers targeted as traitors, including amid pandemic

New York Jews who inform secular authorities of services held despite virus restrictions face harassment, threats, as community shuns outside intervention on sensitive issues  … Read More ›

The survivors who ‘didn’t survive’: Photographer captures Shoah psych patients

The survivors who ‘didn’t survive’: Photographer captures Shoah psych patients

Gili Yaari, a Holocaust survivor’s son, did two stints documenting life at Sha’ar Menashe, a mental hospital where those whose lives were changed forever can… Read More ›