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Virus czar says lockdown stricter than it should be, laments ‘tremendous’ cost

54 min 58 sec ago
Ronni Gamzu says he recommended just tightening restrictions, but was rebuffed by government; says he respects final decision

Yom Kippur the rabbi ate peas and grits

1 hour 3 min ago
But wait! It wasn’t peas and grits. And it wasn’t that rabbi! It was Yom Kippur, though, and those details don’t matter, as long as preserving life is your priority

Natalie Portman’s debut kid’s book makes 3 classic tales ‘gender-safe’

1 hour 14 min ago
Israeli-American movie star rewrites 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' 'The Three Little Pigs' and 'Country Mouse and City Mouse' with fewer male pronouns and more gender diversity

Western Wall stays shut to most, but notes can still be sent

1 hour 14 min ago
Jewish Agency begins campaign to collect prayers from those around the world unable to visit the Jerusalem holy site due to the pandemic

Netanyahu ally: Anti-PM protesters are happy there are 7,000 daily cases

1 hour 35 min ago
AG: 2,000 can protest in Jerusalem; Black Flag movement vows to target Blue and White party for its role in turning Israel into 'dictatorship'

Opposition leaders fume at ‘insane’ virus lockdown

2 hours 17 min ago
Cabinet ministers trying to cover for their failed management of crisis, charges Bennett; 'What's the plan' to prevent a third lockdown, demands Lapid

Historic webinar shows how journalism can help sustain warming Arab-Israel ties

2 hours 21 min ago
Media folk from Israel, its new allies and potential new allies this week began a vital dialogue; the better we understand each other, the better the chances of stable relations

Air force chief: UAE F-35 sale could be ‘less optimal’ for Israel in long term

3 hours 47 min ago
Amiram Norkin says balance in region may be upset by the sale but the US is committed to maintaining Israel's military edge

New virus cases near 7,000 for 2nd straight day, with over 1 in 8 tests positive

4 hours 49 min ago
667 patients in serious condition, 164 of them on ventilators; figures come as nation heads into tightened lockdown

Cabinet approves near-total national shutdown to stem runaway infection rate

5 hours 4 min ago
Ministers tighten lockdown, limit holiday prayer gatherings and anti-government protests; finance minister decries new closure's 'critical' harm to the economy

For Israeli chefs, pandemic means pivot

8 hours 4 min ago
Culinary professionals turn to catering, pop-up sandwich shops and takeout in order to make ends meet

Jerusalem’s Islamic art museum says it has to auction off part of its collection

8 hours 15 min ago
Citing financial pressures, the museum turns to Sotheby's to sell duplicates and storage items, as well as 60 timepieces from its storied watch collection

Collector gifts Hebrew University 130,000 postcards from the Holy Land

8 hours 41 min ago
Vast trove provides snapshots documenting experiences and impressions of visitors, including many pilgrims, who toured from 19th-century Ottoman period up to 21st-century Israel

As hospitals overflow, Haifa’s Rambam transforms parking lot into virus ward

9 hours 5 min ago
Underground facility, which can also serve as bomb shelter during times of war, to house patients rejected by hospitals pushed to capacity by spiraling pandemic

Lebanon pleads for world’s help ‘to rise from its rubble’

9 hours 38 min ago
President makes appeal in speech to UN, saying economic collapse, Beirut blast, and political deadlock pose threat to country's continued existence

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

10 hours 17 min ago
'We’re going to have to see what happens,' says US president, again raising concerns over integrity of mail-in-ballots despite no evidence of fraud

Chicago burial fund gives penniless Jewish COVID victims a dignified sendoff

11 hours 1 min ago
David Jacobson's Gomle Fund buys $6,000 plot for Beth Salamensky, who died alone, far from locked-down family. Online service draws unexpected crowd of empathetic strangers

Netanyahus said to bring suitcases of laundry when staying as White House guests

11 hours 37 min ago
Washington Post reports PM repeatedly showed up with soiled clothes to be laundered and dry cleaned when staying at US president's guest house; Netanyahu denies 'recycled' rumors

After letter to CEO, United change Israel flight to accommodate Yom Kippur

12 hours 24 min ago
Jewish passenger notes that observant people will not be able to make the 8:05 p.m. flight out of Newark, because the fast only ended at around 7:30

Poll: Yamina closing in on Likud, public supports limiting protests, prayers

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 23:53
Survey also finds that if popular Likud MK Yifat Shasha-Biton ran her own party, she could win up to eight seats, although she has given no sign she plans to do so