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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
(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
Many American Jews are concerned about what is happening in Israel, the state of relations between Israel and American Jewry and about funding for programs that they support in Israel. Rather than just stand by as Israelis vote for the third time in a year, Americans can also vote to express their opinions. The elections to the World Zionist Congress are the opportunity for Americans to ensure that their views are expressed. more
(JTA) – The end of each year offers the opportunity to remember the Jewish figures we lost over the past 12 months who left outsized impressions on our world. This year, … more
(JTA) – Netflix has aired a new documentary series about the death of Alberto Nisman, a Jewish prosecutor in Argentina who was assassinated in 2015 ahead of his testimony about Iranian … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem for a solidarity rally with a march against anti-Semitism in New York.   The rally on Jan. 5 was organized by The Jewish Agency … more
(JTA) – A record 2.32 million people from around the word visited the sites of the former Nazi camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in 2019. The total is about 170,000 more than in 2018, which also … more
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