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(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 hospital, the … more
(JTA) — Even before the arrival of the coronavirus upended Passover plans across the world, the Wood River Jewish Community’s Seder was going to be different this year.For the first time, … more
(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 Department will … more
(JTA) — Germany has seen an increase of anti-Semitism along with the rise in coronavirus cases, the country’s anti-Semitism commissioner said.“There are direct links between the … more
(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 meals project, … more
PROVIDENCE, April 7, 2020 — Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? It is easy to know the answer to that question, but we must acknowledge that it is also very hard. This year, especially for families and friends who love to gather in large groups for their Seders, the COVID-19 crisis brings disappointment. This year, we must celebrate the festival only with our household members as part of our effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. We can derive strength and comfort knowing that we are helping to save lives in this way, but there is no denying that this is not the Passover we had hoped for. more
Barrington resident Rachel Rasnick “just picked up a brush and started painting” four years ago at Looking Upwards, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Rasnick, … more
MIDDLETOWN – Here are seven things you would have learned had you attended Isaac Kardon’s fascinating lecture on China and the Middle East on March 8 at Temple … more
BY AVERY HAMLIN   Jeff Jacoby, the celebrated op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe, was the speaker at Tifereth Israel Congregation’s Sunday Breakfast Series on March … more
Elana, a senior at Barrington High School, wrote and directed the Moana Purim Spiel for Temple Habonim, in Barrington. Here, she shares details of that experience.   Writing and … more
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