Covid-19

Is there herring in the Red Sea? My Passover tradition

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By Justin Regan Pesach, the festival of freedom (and bad macaroons), is a season of many traditions, like deep-cleaning your house, discovering quinoa and comparing...

The lives of school nurses, 2 years into the pandemic

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When Jane Brophy, head nurse at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, gets home from work, she puts down her bag,...

Community weathering latest COVID surge

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The season’s first snow storm on Monday caused a change of plans at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. “Before the snow we were going to...

Parents await approval of vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds

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Two days after Kate Hurwitz’s oldest son turned 12, he was vaccinated against COVID-19. And as soon as the vaccine has been approved for children...

WATCH: COVID answers for kids — and for the rest of us

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyBRrX0efw How effective are the COVID vaccines? Why are some people choosing not to get vaccinated? Is there any reason for optimism? As confused as many...

Hillel directors warily eye the start of school

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Maryland Hillel’s fall kickoff Welcome Back Shabbat and Hillel Freshman BBQ is back. After its absence last year in the midst of the pandemic,...

Vaccines save lives.

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We have come a very long way in the 17 months since COVID took over our lives. We have moved from fear, confusion, isolation,...

How bad is food insecurity in Greater Washington?

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Some three-quarters of a million dollars has been distributed in “$1,500 increments” by the local Jewish community to help ease food insecurity during the...

Immunologist warns against pandemic fatigue

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Immunologist Paul Offit is worried about what he views as a growing desensitization to the statistics on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls. “I know...

Prepared and practicing patience with Hindy Bogner-Orenstein

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Hindy Bogner-Orenstein has been a nurse for 37 years. But she’s never seen anything as dire as the COVID-19 units where she’s worked intermittently...