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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Marcy Oster, JTA

490 ARTICLES

As Germany’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Grows, So Do Levels of Anti-Semitism

“There are direct links between the current spread of the coronavirus and that of anti-Semitism.”

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jewish Death Row Inmate Who Says Judge Was Anti-Semitic

He says judge who sentenced him referred to him using anti-Semitic slurs.

West Bank Settlers Sue Airbnb Over Listings Ban, Palestinian Americans Sue Settlers Back

Palestinians are taking on Israeli settlers in U.S. court over Airbnb’s ban on listings in Jewish West Bank settlements.

New York State Legislature Passes Hate Crime Legislation Honoring Monsey Stabbing Victim

The New York state legislature passed a hate crimes act that considers murders committed due to the victims’ race or religion as “acts of...

Astronaut Jessica Meir Offers Advice on Isolation From Space

Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir has advice about how to stay mentally healthy while living in isolation, as the people on Earth she left behind...

Larry David Says Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out of Presidential Race

Larry David, the Bernie Sanders doppelganger who often portrays the presidential candidate in skits on “Saturday Night Live,” says the senator from Vermont should...

Pop Star Pink, Having Recovered From COVID-19, Donates $1M to Fight Disease

Jewish pop star Pink and her 3-year-old son have recovered from the coronavirus, she announced on Twitter. She and her son Jameson were sheltering at...

Empire Kosher Closes Chicken Processing Plant for 2 Weeks After Employees Test Positive for the Coronavirus

(JTA) — Empire Kosher closed its processing plant in Pennsylvania after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus. But chickens are expected to be available...

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Sending Netanyahu Back to Quarantine

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The announcement that Litzman and his wife tested positive for the...

Pakistan Court Overturns Murder Conviction of Daniel Pearl’s Kidnapper, Will Free in Days

(JTA) — A court in Pakistan has overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer, who is expected to...

Nazi-looted Picasso Drawing to Be Returned to German-Jew

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will return a drawing by Pablo Picasso to the heirs of a German-Jewish banker who sold...

George Soros Donates $1.1 million in Coronavirus Aid

(JTA) — Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros, who was targeted by the Hungarian government in what some called an anti-Semitic campaign, has donated $1.1...

Israel’s Defense Establishment Is Manufacturing Ventilators

Israel’s defense establishment has stopped making missiles and started manufacturing ventilators. The assembly line building the Ventway Sparrow ventilator model was set up by the...

Emergency Fund Launched to Help Israeli Nonprofits Amid Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An emergency fund has been launched to help Israeli nonprofit organizations slammed by the coronavirus crisis stay afloat. The Emergency Fund for...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Says Virtual Seders Aren’t Kosher

Videoconferencing a seder — that’s a no-no. So say Israel’s chief rabbis, who issued a list of Jewish religious legal rulings for “Passover in the shadow...

Gov. Cuomo Renames Hate Crime Legislation to Honor Monsey Stabbing Victim

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is renaming proposed state hate crime legislation in honor of the Monsey stabbing victim who died on...

Cuomo Sued Over NY Ban on Large Gatherings, Because ‘It Infringes On Jewish Faith’

A Brooklyn attorney has filed a lawsuit accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of violating his right to free speech and ability to observe...

Monsey Stabbing Victim, in Coma Since December Attack, Has Died

The most seriously injured victim of the stabbing attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey in late December has died. Josef Neumann, 72, died on...

New Jersey Man Arrested After Threatening Orthodox Jews for Ignoring Covid-19 Restrictions

A New Jersey man sent Facebook messages to Gov. Phil Murphy and others threatening harm Orthodox Jews for violating state coronavirus restrictions. Anthony Lodespoto, 43,...

Bernie Sanders’ Florida Campaign Office Vandalized With Swastikas

(JTA) — A Florida campaign office for Bernie Sanders was vandalized with swastikas. A tweet Saturday from the Florida for Bernie account showed two large...

400 Attend Funeral of Orthodox Jewish Leader, Despite Health Ministry Cap

Hundreds of members of Israel’s haredi Orthodox community attended the funeral of a religious leader despite government restrictions on the number of people who...

First Jewish Cemetery Consecrated in South Florida County in 50 Years, Despite Coronavirus

(JTA) — The coronavirus couldn’t stop the consecration for the first new Jewish cemetery in South Florida’s Broward County in 50 years. The religious ceremony...

Benny Gantz Takes Knesset Speaker’s Post Amid Breakup of His Party. Is a Unity Government Nearing in Israel?

JERUSALEM (JTA) — As his Blue and White party was on the verge of breaking up, its leader, Benny Gantz, was elected speaker of...

Israel Can Track Cellphones of Citizens with Coronavirus, Its Supreme Court Rules

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court will allow the country’s internal security agency to track the cellphones of Israelis who are infected with the...

London Rabbinical Court Allowing Some Products Not Kosher for Passover Due to Coronavirus

(JTA) — Why will this Passover be different from all others? This year, the London Beth Din, or religious court, has created a list of...

Amid Knesset Crisis, Netanyahu Again Calls on Gantz to Form Unity Government

JERUSALEM (JTA) — As the Israeli Knesset remains mired in crisis about holding a vote to replace its speaker, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again...

At Least 65 Yeshiva Students Test Positive for Coronavirus

More than half of a group of 114 students who returned to Israel from a yeshiva near the Chabad world headquarters in New York...

Israel’s Supreme Court Orders Knesset Speaker to Reconvene Parliament and Schedule Vote on His Replacement

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein must reconvene the parliament and schedule a vote on naming his replacement, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled Monday. The...

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Release Delayed Indefinitely

Fans of Scarlett Johansson will have to wait a little longer to see the Jewish actress starring in “Black Widow.” The film, which was scheduled...

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‘F— K—s’ Graffiti Found on L.A. Persian Synagogue

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Persian synagogue in Los Angeles on April 7, according to a Facebook post. The graffiti states, “F--- k---s” and...

An Important Lesson from my First Seder of Four

Today, for only the second time in my life, I will have a small Seder. Just the four of us. Two children are away—one...

This Year, Let’s Sing the Sephardic Bibhilu at Every Seder Table

In these pandemic times, as we prepare for Passover seders that will be unlike any other, we can all use a special blessing. Well, I...

Top Charedi Orthodox Rabbi Dies of COVID-19

Yaakov Perlow, leader of Novominsker Hasidim and a top haredi Orthodox rabbi, dies of coronavirus at 89.
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