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Dear JITC- What is the Torah perspective on wearing a mask and social distancing? Thanks, Cory Dear Cory- That you should do it. Sincerely, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Educational Correspondent Follow Ask Rabbi Jack on YouTube Editor’s Note: While Rabbi Abramowitz asked that we publish his response immediately and verbatim, and […]
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Shevi Rosner is doing what thousands of front-line health care workers in the U.S. are doing today, risking her life to save others. But she is also making a huge Kiddush Hashem as her work through the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association has seen her efforts fundraise and procure masks and […]
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Shevi Rosner is like thousands of other front-line health care workers around the world, who are risking their lives each day to save others during the Coronavirus pandemic. As an observant Jew, she also has the opportunity to make a huge Kiddush Hashem through the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association, where […]
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In a Time of Social Isolation, How the Coronavirus Pandemic Brought One Big Family Together The Leons had been living quietly in West Rogers Park with two of their four daughters at home — Yael, studies business at a local college, and Raina is a nurse at Northwestern Memorial. Daughter […]
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Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled to 2021. They just announced the specific dates for next year’s games and I’m doing everything I can to try and ensure the marathon isn’t rescheduled for Shabbat. It normally is always on a Sunday but in the […]
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Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star Unlike most of the residents of Kiryas Joel, who belong to the Satmar sect of Orthodox Judaism, Dr. Zelenko is part of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which has made him something of an outsider. Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, quickly […]
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Romi Cohn Saved 56 Jewish Families. Coronavirus Took His Life Mr. Cohn was only 15 when he began rescuing Jewish families in Czechoslovakia in 1944. He was resourceful enough to supply Jewish refugees with housing and furnish them with false Christian identifications, stamping them with German seals provided by a […]
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Romi Cohn Saved 56 Jewish Families. Coronavirus Took His Life Mr. Cohn was only 15 when he began rescuing Jewish families in Czechoslovakia in 1944. He was resourceful enough to supply Jewish refugees with housing and furnish them with false Christian identifications, stamping them with German seals provided by a […]
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COVID-19 has changed the face of the world in just a few short weeks, and many forms of entertainment and education have been suspended, changed or cancelled. Books, however, are not only not cancelled, as a business, they are flourishing. Whether you’ve been quarantined, are recovering or are social distancing, […]
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Jewish Teen Ping Pong Ace Can’t Go to Olympic Trials on Sabbath An Orthodox Jewish teen from Long Island made it all the way to the Olympic trials for ping pong — and now she likely can’t compete because it falls during the Sabbath. Nationally ranked Estee Ackerman, 18, is […]
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