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Trump Admin Moves Toward Promoting Broader Use Of Face Masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is ...

24/7 Torah Learning: The Greatest Shemirah is Our Answer to the COVID-19 Pandemic – We Can Make a Difference!

Yeshivos are closed. Shuls are shuttered. And chadorim have been shut down. Yes, of course we’re all doing what we’re supposed to halachically and medically, but what about the fact tha...

The Cuomo Show, Andrew And Chris, Enliven Coronavirus TV

NEW YORK (AP) — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landscape of American telev...

Kiryas Joel: Authorities To Arrest Those Who Ignore Social Distancing Rules

ORANGE COUNTY (VINnews) — Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus hosted an hour-long forum on Thursday to update the public on the current situation regarding Coronavirus in Orange County. As of Wed...

Opinion: Here Is Why I Am Staying Home For Pesach This Year

NEW YORK (VINnews) — As Pesach draws nearer, and the Coronavirus pandemic is still here, many people are faced with a tough reality. The reality that they will be forced to spend Pesach at home. Fo...

NYC Residents Should Cover Face When In Public, Mayor Says

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New Yorkers to wear a face covering when they go outside and will be near other people. He cited research showing asymptomatic people could ...

‘I Would Have Canceled’: 3 Weeks After Purim Celebrations, Coronavirus Is Hitting Jewish Communities Hard

NEW YORK (JTA) - The day before the Hasidic folk band Zusha performed before a crowd of 300 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights on the evening of March 9, the band’s manager thought about ca...

Toronto To Fine People For Not Distancing

TORONTO — The mayor of Canada's most populous city says anyone caught walking within 2 meters (6 feet) of another person in a Toronto public park or square may be subject to a fine of up to $5,000 Can...

New Rochelle Synagogue Members Donate Blood Antibodies To Fight COVID-19

NEW ROCHELLE (JNS) — Members of a congregation in New Rochelle, N.Y., began donating blood on Tuesday in an effort to help researchers who are creating a way to treat COVID-19. The first several ca...

Memo: Some In US May Not Get Stimulus Checks Until August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not g...

Calls To Fire Litzman For Violating His Own Ministry’s Regulations And Praying In A Shul

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive Thursday morning for coronavirus, politicians and public figures including the prime minister were forced to isolate ...

Orthodox Mother Of 5 Asks Olympic Committee To Keep Marathon Off Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Orthodox mother of five whose dreams of representing Israel running the marathon in the Tokyo Olympics were almost dashed after her event was scheduled for Shabbat, is using its p...

Cuomo: New York Could Exhaust Ventilator Stockpile In Days

NEW YORK (AP) - Cuomo said New York could be six days away from exhausting its supply of ventilators as the statewide death count jumped by more than 400 in 24 hours. The breathing machines have be...

Ronald David Bayfield, 95, Survived Normandy To Die Alone In A London Hospital

LONDON (JTA) — In 1944, Ronald David Bayfield dragged himself out of a burning tank and, despite suffering severe burns, carried a wounded comrade on his shoulders back to Allied territory. ...

Empire Kosher Closes Chicken Processing Plant For 2 Weeks After Employees Test Positive For The Coronavirus

NEW YORK (JTA) - Empire Kosher closed its processing plant in Pennsylvania after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. But chickens are expected to be available for next week’s Passove...

R’ Yitzchok Banash A”H of Boro Park Niftar From Corona Virus

BD"H! Tragedy has befallen us!! Beloved father and community member R' Yitzchok Banash A"H of Boro Park, Brooklyn NY, passed away on Shabbos March 28, 2020 from the coronavirus disease, we are rai...

Jewish Girls High School In Long Island Closing For Good Due To COVID-19

LONG ISLAND (VINnews) — The Midreshet Shalhevet high school for girls has announced that they unfortunately will not be reopening their doors in September of 2020. The school made the announcement ...

Trump Says He Expects Russia, Saudis To Cut Oil Production

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production. The price for U.S. benchmark crude surged 24%. ...

Pelosi Creating House Committee To Oversee Economic Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will establish a special House committee with subpoena power to oversee the government's spending of the more than $2.2 trillion approved to bo...