Who By Fire, Who By Water, Who By COVID-19, And Who Gets My Respirator?

I am not familiar, and neither is my rabbi, with a Jewish view that says an older person is deserving of a lesser medical or other attention than a younger person based on their age difference alone.

Cremation of Argentina’s Jewish Coronavirus Victim Sparks Concerns

Orthodox Rabbi Kenneth Brander, the dean of the Israel’s Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, said while cremation is normally considered a “desecration” in Judaism, if it helps save a life during this time it would be “a mitzvah that the deceased is doing posthumously.”

Tzohar Rabbis Advocate Halachic Sale of New Utensils for Pesach Under Shadow of COVID-19

The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.

Israel’s Social Welfare Department Drafts Colel Chabad for Emergency Effort

The Israeli government tasked Colel Chabad with providing Passover food security for 30,000 households affected by the Coronavirus economic crisis.

UK Will Not Burn Bodies of Jewish Corona Victims After Outcry By Jewish Community

A clause was included in a Parliamentary bill, allowing for families of the deceased to oppose cremation out of religious reasons.

Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s not yet clear how officials will handle the issue of closure with the Islamic prayer times at the site.

Sephardi Rabbis Under Fire for Allowing Zoom Video Seders with Isolated Elderly

Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.

Rabbis Call for Half-Day Fast Wed. March 25 on COVID-19

“According to Rabbi Yehoshua, the world was created in Nissan, so Wednesday would be Erev Rosh Hashana, a time for extra prayer.”

Results Are In: American Orthodox/Rightwing Jewry Win Big in the World Zionist Congress

There has been a shift towards the right and Orthodox Jewry that requires a new understanding of who really represents "American Jews."

Friday Afternoon Lecha Dodi @ 5pm

Tonight at candle lighting time, Jews in Israel and around the world will go out to their gardens, porches, and windows to sing Lecha Dodi and Shalom Aleichem together.

Rabbi Riskin Shuts Down All Minyanim in Efrat

Rabbi Riskin also ruled that someone who has been tested for Coronavirus must leave their phone on during Shabbat in case they get the results back.

Health Ministry Reverses Guidelines to Permit Cleansing the Coronavirus Dead

The new guidelines determine that “before being buried, the body must be enclosed in a double wrap of impermeable plastic bags, and only then be brought to burial."

Many Israelis Needlessly Postpone their Infants’ Bris Milahs over Coronavirus Fears

"Contrary to the usual practice of letting the sandak be the family's eldest or a beloved elderly man, now the sandak must be a man under fifty."

Ministry of Health Order Closure of all Men’s Mikvahs

The decision came after consultation with Israel's Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.

Community Groups Work to Make Megilla Readings Accessible and Safe, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."

Chief Rabbi: Quarantined Patients Should Read the Megillah Aloud for Themselves

"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.

Have You Seen those Gorgeous Almond Blossoms in Ayalon Valley?

Naturally, the moon and the sun came to a standstill in the sky, causing the solar system to disperse across the galaxy, on account of those pesky laws of Newton.

Report: Iran Threatens to Destroy Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

There is no way to independently confirm the report, but if it is true, it would not be the first time the site has been threatened.

Tel Aviv Culture War: No Tefillin Stands within 100 Yards of a School

Turns out it's not the religious folks who are suffering from a fear of Isaac…

Operation Survival Releases Children’s Music Video Teaching Kids to Reach Out,Following Suicides

The music video urges children to reach out and communicate when they're in need. It's not Operation Survival's first music video.

Smotrich: ‘Tefillin, Judaism Outreach Stands Allowed at Train Stations As Long As I am...

A railroad official argued the Jewish outreach stands found at numerous transportation stations are "illegal" and must be removed.

Growing Number of Non-Jews Attend Synagogue in Germany, Poland

“Why is this happening? Our rabbis believe many of their non-Jewish congregants seek greater meaning in life than they found elsewhere."

Temple Mount Activists Welcome Trump’s Plan that Calls For Freedom of Worship at Jew’s...

Maimonides rules that a Jew is obligated to offer the Passover sacrifice even when the Temple has not yet been built.

Prestigious Kosher Winery Spills 1,000 Gallons of Boutique Wines in Tithing Ceremony

"Just as the more income tax you pay, the more profit you made, likewise, the more wine you pour out, the more wine you made."

Ohr Torah Stone Launches Jewish Education Grants to Small European Communities

The first recipients of the grant will help strengthen seven small European communities in Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Oslo, Norway; and Warsaw, Szczecin and Wroclaw, Poland.

Malmo’s Jews Haven’t Disappeared By Any Means

Malmo's Jews haven’t disappeared by any means, to judge by the crowd that showed up last month for the Chanukah Menorah lighting in the city square.

Exclusive: Kindness for Holocaust Survivor Cecile Low, z’l, Results in Mystery, History & Joyous...

"Her closest relatives are in Israel. We can't find them. They may never have met, but they are her closest kin." We need to find them . . .

WATCH: Siyum HaShas for English Speakers in Israel

There are 2,711 pages in the entire set of tractates of Talmud. It between seven to seven and a half years to complete the cycle of studying them all.

‘Mental Illness Does Not Excuse Anti-Semitic Violence’

"People are not sleeping, and they are having flashbacks to previous incidents of being attacked for “just being Jewish.”


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