Covid-19

What is the power of prayer?

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By Jesse Bernstein On April 5, thousands of Conservative Jews all over the world gathered together for prayer, song and a little Torah learning. It...

4 questions for infectious disease expert Janaki Kuruppu about COVID-19

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Dr. Janaki Kuruppu of Rockville is a staff clinician in the critical care medicine department at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and...

No, your quarantine is not like Anne Frank’s

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By Sophie Levitt There are quite a few things I’ve been seeing all over my social media feeds ever since the spread of COVID-19 forced...

Even in enforced isolation, we must hear survivors’ stories

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By Guila Franklin Siegel “White House Projects 100,000 to 240,000 coronavirus deaths.” “World reaches one million coronavirus cases.” The astronomical numbers associated with COVID-19 can be...

Students shlep groceries so others can stay home

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By Kayla Steinberg Zev Namrow, 19, is always eager to help when “a fellow yid is in need,” he said, using slang for “Jew.” For...

‘I had my bar or bat mitzvah during the pandemic’

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“It was like a 'M*A*S*H' field hospital,” Gary Singer says, describing his daughter, Dalia’s, bat mitzvah on March 28. “We built our own ark in...

Students sew face masks for health care workers

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It takes about 20 minutes to sew a face mask, according to Maya Goldman. The 11-year-old Washington resident knows this because she’s been sewing...

When ventilators run out, Jewish law and state guidelines are poised to clash

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By Ira Bedzow NEW YORK — The COVID-19 pandemic facing this city will test our country’s most deeply cherished values: respect for multiculturalism and religious...

Coronavirus news from Jewish communities around the world

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NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting the news flowing in from across the...
White-haired rabbi in prayer shawl, kippah, and surgical face mask stands in library by open laptop and prayerbook.

For Jewish law authorities, coronavirus raises unprecedented flurry of questions

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By Ben Harris As the coronavirus pandemic forces Jews around the world to contemplate a Passover holiday in which large family gatherings will be all...