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As more children search out help with their mental health during the pandemic, Orthodox Jewish organizations have stepped up to help. Not only did the Orthodox Jewish kids of New York experience the brutal first wave of the pandemic by watching loved ones die, many had COVID themselves and now […]
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Having been hit hard initially by the Covid Pandemic, the Orthodox Jewish community has rebounded by vaccinating in large numbers, thanks to education initiatives. Between community activists from the medical professions to rabbis and community leaders also imploring their congregations and neighborhoods, there is a push to share credible medical […]
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When an Orthodox Jewish father of seven from London got sick suddenly last Spring, he fell into a coma and woke up to a worldwide pandemic. Originally from South Africa, Eli Seliger is grateful to Hashem for helping him survive. After overcoming Kidney failure, pneumonia, and a nerve disorder, he […]
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Hi JITC- Does Orthodox Jewish law recommend the COVID vaccine? -Sruly Dear Sruly- This is an important topic and we absolutely should discuss it but I know what comes with this territory: hate comments.  I get it; there are those who oppose vaccinations. The rest of us know what you […]
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While this year of the world battling Covid-19 has kept many people in their homes, some people have questioned where they want their home to be. On Yom Ha’Atzmaut, we celebrate aliyah stories, and this year, the challenges posed by the pandemic made making the leap to a life in […]
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Dear Jew in the City- Covid has a weird symptom of removing people’s senses of smell and taste. What do smell and taste represent in Judaism? Also, my whole family lost our sense of smell from Covid. How do we handle the besamim part of havdalah? Sincerely, Jody Dear Jody- […]
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When more than 5,000 frozen vaccine doses faced expiration after a brutal winter storm cut power, a hospital faced a dilemma of how they could organize people to receive the shots. With a ticking clock, and hazardous driving conditions due to the snow, Houston Methodist Hospital had to find a […]
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It’s a yeshiva break like no other. With the second wave of Covid now affecting most communities in full-force, many people are facing quarantine or lockdown during a time that they would usually be traveling with their families. If you all are (hopefully!) healthy and the local quarantine mandates in […]
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On the 72nd Anniversary of Israel’s independence, the country’s technical and scientific progress is one of its greatest achievements. There, Dr. Avi Schroeder is a voice of reason in the fight to find a vaccine for Covid-19. He is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel […]
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Dr. Avi Schroeder has never had a bite of shrimp in his life, but he sure spends a lot of time with them in his search for a vaccine for Covid-19! Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he heads […]
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