Saturday, November 28, 2020


Rabbi Jason Weiner


‘Telechaplaincy’ is Effective and Can Lead to Meaningful Spiritual Conversations

We consistently have been surprised at the depth and profundity of many of these calls, and the ability to forge meaningful connections.

It’s Better to Be Safe Than in the ICU

Toward the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic surge in Los Angeles, local rabbis made the incredibly difficult decision to close most synagogues, day schools...

Jewish Ethical Questions Around Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to some of the most complex and significant medical-ethics dilemmas in recent history, namely the question of triaging...

The Power of the Second Chance

In honor of the completion of the 7 1/2-year cycle of Talmud study this month, and the publication of its new translation of the...

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine

Huddled over the hospital bed, the high-school students worked at placing a breathing tube down the throat of an elderly “patient” whose vital signs...

A New Jewish Health Care Directive

The first Jewish advance health care directive made its appearance in Genesis, when Jacob, nearing the end of his life, implored Joseph to bury...

Why a Jewish Hospital Has a Christmas Concert

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once dutifully held a holiday concert. The annual show, put on in a small auditorium on the periphery of the medical...

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Professor On Leave After Tweeting ‘COVID-19 Is Another Jewish Revolution’

A professor at a university in Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after the student newspaper unearthed a series of his anti-Semitic tweets.

Court Ruling Means Young Jerusalem Arabs Face Easier Route to Israeli Citizenship

A previously unpublished regulatory clause, outlining relaxed requirements for young adult legal permanent residents applying to become Israeli citizens, has become public by order of the Jerusalem District Court.

Jerusalem College of Technology’s Nursing School Renamed

The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced on November 24 that it is renaming the nationally renowned nursing school to the Selma Jelinek School...