Bar-Ilan to Test Autonomous Vehicle to Transport Coronavirus Patients

"We are proud to be at the forefront of research and technology in the field of autonomous travel and its adaptation to combat the coronavirus."
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Ra’anana High School Team Invents Simple, Cheap Respirator, Soon to Be Mass Produced

"The idea is that the new respirators should be based on relatively common products and parts, such as the Ambu."

Haifa U Psychologist Warns of the Perils of Self-Isolation

“When everything changes, we want to keep some things constant, especially when we don’t have control over the situation.”

Bar-Ilan Engineering Student’s Algorithm Predicts Coronavirus Spread

In South Korea, the model accurately predicted significant improvement on March 2, 2020.

Hebrew U Professor Shares World’s Top Math Prize

The original Abel Prize award ceremony, scheduled for May 19, has been postponed due to the corona outbreak.

Shuls And Schools Across New York And New Jersey Close Their Doors

At Monsey's Yeshiva Ketana Ohr Reuven, four-year-old Tani Kahana has been davening together with his class on a video chat.

JNF Flies Students Home from High School Program in Israel as Restrictions Tighten

“We always have, and always will, prioritize the safety and well-being of our students,” said Joe Wolfson, AMHSI-JNF chairman of the board.

Haredi Gedolim Order Learning to Continue, Defying Government Warnings

The Belzer Rebbe reportedly instructed his followers not to listen to the news broadcasts, and asked that girls come to school without their official school uniforms, to avoid criticism.

Across America, Jewish leaders, Schools and Institutions Prepare for Major Shift in Life Due...

Jewish federations, denominations, day schools, Hebrew classes and synagogues are adapting to weeks and possibly months of social distancing and quarantines due to the pandemic.

That’s It, School is (Mostly) Over in Israel

Excluded from the closures are nursery schools and kindergartens, classes up to 3rd grade, special education, and at-risk schools.

Bar-Ilan Researchers Capture 3D Structure of Toxins in Peptide-Channel Interactions Joint Study

The researchers report on a quicker and more cost-effective way to test a multitude of toxin-channel combinations in order to investigate how such toxins recognize various channels.

Jerusalem’s Hebrew U Moving to Online Courses, Postpones Semester by One Week due to...

The Hebrew University said it is well prepared for crisis events and has – aside from the online courses – arranged for some staff to be able to work from home.

A Dozen Orthodox Day Schools Shutter Across Northern New Jersey over Coronavirus

Because of the nature of the Bergen County Jewish community, families are often affiliated with more than one school, with significant interaction among the teachers and student populations. Several schools reported having a parent, staff member or student with symptoms of the virus.

Polish Schools, Public Institutions Closed, Army Chief Diagnosed with Coronavirus

According to the Polish authorities, most of the coronavirus cases in Poland were individuals returning from Germany.

Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Makor Chaim Is Israel’s Coronavirus Patient No. 67

Rabbi Dov Singer is the senior dean of Yeshivat Makor Chaim, which was established in 1985 under the visionary leadership of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

Little Neck Yeshiva Shuts Down after Assistant Principal Contracts Coronavirus

“He has given us permission to share his name for purposes of helping identify those who have been contact with him.”

Israeli Scientist Discovers SIRT6 Protein is ‘First Responder’ to DNA Damage

Dr. Deborah Toiber's previous research found that SIRT6 was linked to the prevention of dementia in the elderly.

Boston’s Federation Honors Activist with Ties to IfNotNow

The Boston-based Jewish Federation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), recently honored a local activist with ties to the anti-Israel group IfNotNow.

YU Classes Suspended Until After Purim as Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus

"We are taking the precautionary measures of canceling all classes on the Washington Heights and Midtown Campuses until after Purim."

Watch: YU President Slams Decision by Brooklyn College Athletes to Kneel During Israeli Anthem

“It is unfortunate that some members of the opposing team disrespected Israel’s national anthem. We are proud to be the only university who sings both the American and Israeli national anthems before every athletic competition and major event,” said Yeshiva University president Ari Berman.

NJ Orthodox Schools to Share in $5 Million Grant to Teach Math, Science

When the match is made, the teacher, the private school, and the district superintendent work out schedule that does not interfere with the teacher’s public school classes.

Hebrew U Cracks Airbnb Code: What Makes a Host Look Trustworthy?

A high-resolution, multi-person shot of a smiling, elderly female host is more likely to attract Airbnb guests than photos of young hosts, men, or poor-quality shots.  

Haifa U Sends Israeli-Arab, Druze, Students to Assist Syrian Refugees in Greece

"At first, I didn’t want the refugees we were helping to know I was a Druze, but they recognized me from my accent."

Report: As NY State School Enrollment Declines, Yeshivas Are Up 62.2%

"Jewish schools have grown by 46.3% in the city and 106.7% in the rest of the state."

IDF Home Front Command Orders School Closures in Southern Israel for Tuesday

Gatherings and events can only be held with a maximum of 300 people, and only inside a building.

No School in Ashkelon on Monday Due to Rocket Attacks

"I have decided not to take a risk on our children's lives and to cancel education in all educational settings in Ashkelon."

Education Minister Cancels Israeli Students’ Auschwitz Visit for Fear of Virus

The education minister intends to stop the upcoming visits, due to the spread of the virus, mainly because of its outbreak in Italy in recent days.

600 Schools Remember Gush Katif

In Efrat, students recreated the Gush Katif human chain protest.

Haifa, San Diego Universities Get $1.3 Million to Explore Man’s Adopting to Climate Change...

Over the past century, Scripps Oceanography has developed cutting-edge research tools to study environmental change involving marine geology and geophysics, coastal processes, paleomagnetism, paleobiology, and climate science.

Rivlin Leads Israeli Initiative Against Bullying on Social Media

“Social exclusion and bullying are nothing new, but in the digital age there are new ways to harm and abuse ... and verbal violence kills."

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