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(JTA) — In a powerful joint statement, the leaders of six major American Orthodox Jewish organizations called on their members to follow social distancing rules, including limits on daily group … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Popular open-air markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv reportedly were closed by police after the Israeli government decided to tighten the country’s coronavirus … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The immigration of some 250 Ethiopian Jews to Israel has been placed on hold because of the coronavirus. The first 50 immigrants had been scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, … more
(JTA) — As the coronavirus forced the shutdown of many synagogues in the United States and beyond last Shabbat, many British Jews celebrated the day of rest as usual.At the time, their … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — In late February, I flew to Long Island to help my 77-year-old mom following her knee replacement surgery.I arrived in the United States with the remnants of a mild winter cold, a slight cough and runny nose – nothing I was concerned about. I spent most of my time at my parents’ home, save the occasional outing and a shiva call at the home of a friend whose husband had just passed away. more
(JTA) – British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ordered the closure of all synagogues affiliated with United Synagogue, the largest network of Orthodox synagogues in the country. more
(JTA) — The attorney at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in New Rochelle, New York, has emerged from his coma. Lawrence Garbuz “is awake and alert and seems to be on the road to full … more
As with so many other organizations in the Rhode Island Jewish community, Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) closed their building this week. But they haven’t stopped offering services to the community. more
The appearance of COVID-19 in Rhode Island has rapidly brought a lot of changes to the Jewish community. Between working from home and following social distancing precautions, opportunities for group interaction have been greatly reduced. more
(JTA) — After Shaul Moshi died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 94, over 100 people gathered at his home for the traditional shiva minyan. It was Wednesday night — before the synagogues … more
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