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Conservative Movement Allows Livestreaming on Shabbat and Holidays During Pandemic

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The Conservative movement issued a ruling allowing congregations to livestream services on Shabbat and holidays during the coronavirus pandemic. Noting the “unprecedented time” brought on...

Here’s how US Jewish groups are helping overwhelmed health care workers

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Sponsored Content By Sara Ivry When the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across America, New Orleans artist and former paramedic Peter Seltzer decided he had a role...

As Emergencies Grow for Holocaust Survivors Amid Pandemic, Helpers Try to Keep Up

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Sponsored Content Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up the men...

The Biggest Jewish Coronavirus Relief Fund Will Soon Start Giving Out Loans

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NEW YORK — Money will begin flowing from a relief fund put together by a coalition of eight Jewish philanthropies within the next month,...

ADL Report: 2019 Had the Most Reported Anti-Semitic Incidents in at Least 40 Years

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Last year saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since at least 1979, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The 2,107 incidents recorded in...
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Wait to Resume Services, Then Proceed Carefully, Orthodox Jews are Told

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When Rabbi Moshe Hauer last week told Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top health advisor, that synagogues wouldn’t let congregants sit within 8 feet...

Jerry Stiller, Longtime Comic Who Won Fame on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies at 92

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Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller died of natural...
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Fauci to Orthodox Jews: Ease Into Communal Prayer as Gatherings Become Possible

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs infectious disease research for the federal government, advised Orthodox Jews to phase in communal prayer as local governments lift...

Missouri rabbis argue that voting by mail is a religious imperative after governor bars...

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Dozens of rabbis in Missouri say they have a solution to the increasingly divisive political issue of whether voting by mail should be allowed...

1 in 4 Americans Say the Pandemic Has Strengthened Their Faith. For Jews, It’s...

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A new survey found that only 7% of American Jews feel that the coronavirus crisis has strengthened their faith, as opposed to nearly a...