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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Must an observant Jew who has lost his sense of taste and smell because of COVID-19 recite blessings for food and drink? Can one bend the metal nosepiece of a surgical face mask on the Sabbath? May one participate in communal prayers held in a courtyard from a nearby balcony? Months into...
    The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins Sunday at sundown.The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most somber day on the Jewish calendar.In normal times, synagogues the world over would be packed Sunday night and all day Monday.But these are not normal times. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, many are expected to stay...
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown.Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold...
    By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jewish communities across the U.S. are celebrating the holiest day on their calendar within the limitations of the coronavirus, with virtual services and in-person worship with restrictions. Chabad-Lubavitch organized a worldwide pre-Yom Kippur Yizkor event to allow lost family members to be remembered, including a memorial for 1,200...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are...
    JERUSALEM – The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, begins on Sunday in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown. Every year, businesses shut down, roads empty out and even radio and TV stations go silent as the faithful fast for 25 hours and hold...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister promised Sunday to protect France’s Jewish community from extremists after a double stabbing in Paris blamed on Islamic terrorism. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited a synagogue Sunday ahead of the evening start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and said more than 7,000 police and soldiers are...
    Shohreh Baya – Geoff Pugh When Shohreh Bayat, one of the world’s top chess referees, let her hijab slip during a match earlier this year she had no idea she may never return home to Iran again. Not long after the seemingly innocuous pictures of her loose hair had circulated in Iran, where headscarves...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh groups will come together Saturday evening to honor the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh, Bend The Arc Jewish Action: Pittsburgh and Repair The World Pittsburgh are holding a ceremony at the Sixth Presbyterian Church. Events will include...
    Frank Vogl September 26, 2020 1:29PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Globalist. I learned of the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from my Rabbi.  It was in the middle of Friday night's "virtual – live-streaming" service to celebrate the Jewish New Year that the Rabbi announced the passing...
    An Orthodox Jewish man shut down a press conference in Brooklyn on Friday as New York City health officials attempted to address the community about a troubling spike in coronavirus cases.  Radio host Heshy Tischler heckled the event, branding the officials liars and comparing them to Nazis, as he claimed that he needed to interrupt...
    BERLIN (AP) — As Jews around the world gather Sunday night to mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, many in Germany remain uneasy about going together to their houses of worship to pray, a year after a white-supremacist targeted a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle on the holiest day in Judaism. If the...
    By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — As Jews around the world gather Sunday night to mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, many in Germany remain uneasy about going together to their houses of worship to pray, a year after a white-supremacist targeted a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle on the holiest...
    Three members of New York City's Orthodox Jewish community have died from COVID-19 just hours after being admitted to the same hospital.  The three men each presented at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood on different days this week with severe coronavirus symptoms.  According to The New York Post, each of the...
    Three members of the city’s Orthodox Jewish communities died from the coronavirus over the last four days — all within hours of arriving at the hospital too sick to be saved, The Post has learned. All three men were fatally ill with the disease by the time they sought treatment at the Maimonides Medical Center...
    Three members of the city’s Orthodox Jewish communities died from the coronavirus over the last four days — all within hours of arriving at the hospital too sick to be saved, The Post has learned. All three men were fatally ill with the disease by the time they sought treatment at the Maimonides Medical Center...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Yom Kippur, which begins sundown Sunday and lasts through Monday evening, involves a period of self-reflection, fasting, and in non-pandemic times there would also be crowded formal services in synagogues. But this year, it’s different. “Not more than 15 people in this room at any gven time,” said Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky....
    Getty Typing in "Jewish baby strollers" to Google search on September 25 yielded images of barbecue grills. Typing in “Jewish baby strollers” to Google on September 25 yielded images of barbecue grills. The company apologized for the “hateful memes” on Twitter through Google Search Liasion, their account that gives insight as to how...
    A 43-year-old man from Monmouth County was sentenced on Friday to six months in Ocean County for threatening the Lakewood Jewish community and Gov. Phil Murphy via social media posts, authorities said. Anthony Lodespoto of Howell pleaded guilty on Aug.10 to bias intimidation before Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D....
    By ELANA SCHOR and JACK JENKINS Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters. With battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan collectively decided in...
    Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters. With battleground states like Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan decided in 2016 by fewer than a combined...
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol when her body was moved there Friday morning.  After her casket arrived on the plaza outside the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, a private ceremony for her family and invited guests began at the hall, where her...
    To a chant of “Ready, step” as members of the military ascended the steps to the U.S. Capitol carrying her casket, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state at the Capitol Friday morning, after two days lying in repose at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg is the 34th...
    To a chant of “Ready, step” as members of the military ascended the steps to the U.S. Capitol carrying her casket, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state at the Capitol Friday morning, after two days lying in repose at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg is the 34th...
    One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s white lace jabot collars is to go on display at Tel Aviv’s Museum of the Jewish People, we’re told. The late Supreme Court justice donated the item to the museum. Explaining why she wore the standout collars, Ginsburg told the Washington Post, “The standard robe is made for a...
    Babies born in the fall have a higher risk of developing allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. They believe it may be triggered by some forms of bacteria that are more common in the fall months entering babies’ skin. The findings are published in “The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.”...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Jewish High Holidays. CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reports on the complex history of the two cultures intersecting. “Something that’s pretty unique about being a Latin American Jew is that we tend to always connect with each other very easily,” said Judith Ghitman, who’s from Venezuela and...
    In the Jewish tradition, burials usually take place within 24 hours of death. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, was lying in state nearly a week later Thursday at the Supreme Court where she served as justice for 27 years, and Friday at the U.S. Capitol. “Even though it generally goes against Jewish...
    The nonpartisan National Council of Young Israel issued a statement Wednesday denouncing MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch for his remarks comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and attacking Jews who would vote to re-elect the president. As Breitbart News reported on Wednesday, Deutsch said on the air: You know, Joe, I was watching the first hour...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is "particularly concerned" about Yom Kippur this weekend and Sukkot a week later as health officials closely monitor a coronavirus cluster in Brooklyn neighborhoods that contain large numbers of Orthodox Jews.Health + Hospitals CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz said he is personally comfortable attending indoor religious services "but...
    Zoom canceled an online talk by Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled after Jewish groups pressed the videoconferencing giant to scuttle the event. Khaled — a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who helped hijack two airplanes in 1969 and 1970 — was scheduled to speak during a Wednesday virtual event held...
    Zoom canceled an online talk by Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled after Jewish groups pressed the videoconferencing giant to scuttle the event. Khaled — a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who helped hijack two airplanes in 1969 and 1970 — was scheduled to speak during a Wednesday virtual event held by...
    The Jewish High Holidays are a busy time full of eating, praying, fasting, and being around loved ones. There’s so much to do during this time of the year that sometimes we forget to stop and think about what we’re doing. The same holds true in so many different contexts, especially when tradition is involved....
    By GARY FIELDS and SALLY STAPLETON, Associated Press In the Jewish tradition, burials usually take place within 24 hours of death. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, was lying in state nearly a week later Thursday at the Supreme Court where she served as justice for 27 years, and Friday at the U.S....
    In the Jewish tradition, burials usually take place within 24 hours of death. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, was lying in state nearly a week later Thursday at the Supreme Court where she served as justice for 27 years, and Friday at the U.S. Capitol. “Even though it generally goes...