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2 Synagogues Vandalized In Huntsville, Alabama Over Passover

HUNTSVILLE (JTA) — A second synagogue was vandalized in Huntsville, Alabama, days after another one was plastered with anti-Semitic slurs. The Chabad of Huntsville was spray-pai...

Senior Priest In Romania Accused Of Comparing Jews To Virus In Easter Greeting

BUCHAREST (JTA) - A senior priest in the Catholic Church of Romania appeared to liken Jews to a virus in a filmed Easter greeting. The reference was part of the April 9 message,...

Landlord To Scottish Bagel Shop Owner: Coronavirus Rent Negotiation Is ‘Typical Jewish Behavior’

EDINBURGH (JTA) — The Jewish owner of a bagel chain in Scotland said she was “shocked” after the landlord of one of her stores called her request for an alternative rent payment be...

Stanley I. Chera, Prominent Jewish Philanthropist And Real Estate Mogul, Succumbs To Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Stanley I. Chera, a prominent Jewish philanthropist and developer who succeeded in turning his father’s Brooklyn department store business into one of New York...

Virus Sends Holocaust Survivors Behind Doors, Back In Time

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — For Olga Weiss, the order to stay at home is about much more than simply locking her door to the coronavirus. It has awakened fears from decades ago when she ...

Israel Tightens Quarantine In Jerusalem To Halt Virus Spread

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government approved a tight quarantine of several areas of Jerusalem on Sunday, including the historic Old City, in a bid to slow the spread of the cor...

75th Anniversary Of Buchenwald Liberation Affected By Virus

WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis’ Buchenwald concentration camp passed more quietly than originally planned on Saturday, with larger-scale...

Can We Listen to Music Now?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times “Hey, I thought you are keeping the first Zman.” “I am.” “So, you can’t listen to that – if you are keeping the f...

In Technological Full Force, Israel Innovates And Acquires Equipment To Fight COVID-19

(April 8, 2020 / JNS) As the “Startup Nation,” it comes as no surprise that Israeli organizations, medical centers, hospitals and even the country’s Ministry of Defense are acquiri...

Israelis Looking Out For Overworked Healthcare Professionals

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in coronavirus isolation, Adi Karmon Scope had a thought: How much harder was it fo...

Israel’s Defense Minister And Senior Health Officials Criticize Israel’s Sweeping Lockdown, Call For More Tests

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Senior officials in Israel continue to criticize the Health Ministry's policy of imposing sweeping isolation on the entire country while minimizing the import...

Passover In Isolation Dampens Holiday Mood In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 people for the holiday’s main event, the...

Dancing And Rejoicing As Hatzalah Member Who Recovered From Corona Returns To Monsey

MONSEY (VINnews) — Members of Monsey's Hatzalah celebrated as their friend returned home after recovering from coronavirus. The friends sang and danced with him (maintaining social...

Watch: Street Bris In Ashdod

ASHDOD (VINnews) — This street Bris took place in Ashdod today, presumably to enable neighbours to look on and participate. Note the alcohol gel on hand and the masks on faces of p...

BD’H: Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Secretary Passes Away From Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Chabad Chasidim worldwide were plunged into mourning with the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Gruner, who served as the personal secretary of the Lubavitcher Rebb...

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Russian-Jewish Businessman Donates 3,000 Meals Daily To Senior Citizens Under Lockdown

RUSSIA (JTA) — Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian-Jewish businessman, is providing 3,000 free meals a day to Russians older than 65 in lockdown over the coronavirus. Vekselberg’s free...

Dominic Raab, Whose Father Was A Jewish Refugee, Is Britain’s Acting Prime Minister With Boris Johnson Hospitalized

LONDON (JTA) - The United Kingdom last had a Jewish prime minister in 1880, the final year of Benjamin Disraeli‘s service. Now, with the coronavirus sending Boris Johnson to the...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls On New York’s Orthodox Jews To Abstain From Large Religious Gatherings

NEW YORK (JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police D...

Israeli Defense Minister: I Forbid You To Make A Seder With Grandma And Grandpa

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett urged Jews worldwide not to make a Pesach Seder with their grandparents, since the most lethal infections of coronavi...

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