Health Ministry Recommendation on Schools is Confusing Israelis

A final decision on who will go to school when, is expected to be announced Friday (May 1).

Israel’s Education Ministry Inks Deal with Microsoft for Free Software

Students in Israel can download the latest version of Microsoft Office free of charge on up to five devices.

Israel will Gradually Return to School Next Week Amid Coronavirus Limitations

The kindergartens and grades 1-3 will return to school and will learn in small groups and on alternating days.

Hebrew U Study: Israel Could Control Covid-19 Without Lockdown

The lockdown was unnecessary and could be stopped and replaced with a responsible policy of hygienic behavior in public places.

Student Government at UC Irvine Repeals BDS Resolution

“A sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation has been waged against Jewish students and their allies on UCI’s campus with impunity,” read a March 12 resolution.

Bar-Ilan Professor Urges Arabs to Study European Genocide

The history of the Holocaust and its impact and relevancy are an integral part of a conflict resolution course.

Newly Elected VP of Rutgers-Newark Student Government Foments Anti-Semitism Online

“This latest incident fits a pattern of offensive and inflammatory social-media posts that do nothing to advance peace and understanding between Israelis and Palestinians, but rather fuels more hate and divisiveness,” said Evan Bernstein, vice president of the ADL’s northeast division.

Success Vs. Failure: Renowned Epidemiologist Compares Israel’s Record to NY’s in Fighting Coronavirus

Israel is succeeding in “flattening the curve” and the health system is coping very well.

Rothschild Foundation Donates $4.2 Million to Hebrew U. Coronavirus Research

The donation will fund 60 research teams at HU that are working to find a vaccine, produce faster and cheaper testing methods, and develop targeted treatments.

Bar-Ilan Researchers Offer Exit Strategy for Coronavirus Lockdown

Alternating lockdown strategy involves splitting the population into two groups that alternate between lockdown and routine activity in weekly succession.

Bar-Ilan Chinese Alumni to Ship Vital Medical Equipment to Azrieli School of Medicine

The group, comprised of former postdoctoral, doctoral and master's students, wrote that they remember their studies at Bar-Ilan as a life-changing experience.

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."

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.


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