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Hasidic Leaders Defend New York Mayor and Call on Their Community to Social-Distance

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By Shira Hanau | JTA NEW YORK – Two Hasidic synagogues defended New York Mayor Bill de Blasio from charges of anti-Semitism and called on...

Will There be Camp This Summer? Ramah Camps Weigh Delay

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Thousands of parents and children have been asking the question for months, with increasing anxiety: Will the coronavirus cancel summer camp? Three Jewish overnight camps,...

Biden Marks Poway Synagogue Shooting Anniversary with Plan for Increased Protections for Jews and...

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Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, with a proposal to add protections for...

Some Governors Are Letting Houses of Worship Reopen. Synagogues Aren’t Going For It.

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The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill...

WATCH LIVE: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Hosts Virtual Remembrance Ceremony

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will hold a virtual ceremony to honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The ceremony, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday,...

Colorado’s Jewish Governor Rejects Comparison of Stay-at-Home Order to Nazism

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis became emotional during a news briefing about the coronavirus crisis in his state when a reporter said that the public...
President Trump speaks at the White House

After Pandemic Payroll Relief Funds Run Out, Jewish Organizations Left in Limbo

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Jewish institutions and organizations that hope to keep paying their staffs through the coronavirus pandemic are again in limbo with the federal government having...
Maya Goldman sews a face mask. (Amie Perl)

Jewish Kids Create Face Masks

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Six children from Washington, D.C. are on a mission to help healthcare workers and are looking for Baltimore kids to join them. Maya Goldman, 11,...

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...

For Jewish Law Authorities, Coronavirus Raises Unprecedented Flurry of Questions

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces Jews around the world to contemplate a Passover holiday in which large family gatherings will be all but impossible,...