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El Al brings hundreds of stranded Israelis back from Melbourne in 17-hour flight

2 hours 49 min ago
Flight, which according to some reports was longest in Israeli aviation history, carried some 280 passengers; crew of 19 included 8 pilots

Report: Iran-linked hackers attempt to infiltrate World Health Organization

3 hours 22 min ago
Sources tell news agency that as pandemic rages, state actors use phishing techniques to try to gain access to personal accounts of staff

LISTEN: NYT Jerusalem chief vents about the bumpy road to new Israeli government

3 hours 58 min ago
Episode #30: A month after the Israeli elections, there's still no coalition. David Halbfinger explains why * Jewish thinkers' thoughts on this special Passover

Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle virus

4 hours 7 min ago
While tracking social distancing trends, no 'personally identifiable information,' such as a person's contacts or movements, will be made available, tech giant says

No man is an island

4 hours 28 min ago
I have closed our doors to friends, and washed and scrubbed whatever we brought through them, but grief enters unhindered; I don’t try to make it cleaner or less messy to the touch

Police deploy in force as virus-struck Bnei Brak becomes ‘restricted zone’

4 hours 30 min ago
Over 1,000 officers set up checkpoints to close off ultra-Orthodox city; police official says some residents will be removed to quarantine, troops can use 'proportionate force'

Number of virus cases soars to 7,030; death toll climbs to 37

4 hours 59 min ago
Sheba Medical Center says man, 71, with preexisting illnesses has died of the disease

New York races to add hospital beds as mayor urges all to wear masks outside

5 hours 45 min ago
With some 1,000 new hospitalizations every day and equipment and medical staff on short supply, officials say pandemic's peak could still be weeks away

Online Kaddish, Shabbat burials: Jewish legal authorities grapple with pandemic

6 hours 9 min ago
Coronavirus outbreak has prompted an unprecedented flurry of questions for rabbis on how to adapt group prayers, seders, and ritual immersion to crisis

Plagued by failure: ‘The Yom Kippur War of the Israeli health system’

7 hours 19 min ago
Experts say Health Ministry has long suffered a lack of coordination, planning and oversight, leaving it woefully unprepared for coronavirus despite strong signs disaster loomed

Empire Kosher closes chicken plant for 2 weeks after employees contract virus

7 hours 44 min ago
Officials say shutdown of processing facility in Pennsylvania not likely to cause kosher chicken shortage for Passover

Orthodox mother of 5 asks Olympic Committee to keep marathon off Shabbat

8 hours 17 min ago
Beatie Deutsch hopes that rescheduling Tokyo games will be an opportunity to ensure race not scheduled for a Saturday again, denting her ambitions

Amid shortage, Palestinian university develops homegrown ventilator prototype

8 hours 57 min ago
Al-Quds University president says, if approved, the school will manufacture the devices to help in West Bank and Gaza where there are less than 350 breathing machines

‘Purim came at really bad time in outbreak,’ why Jewish groups were hit so hard?

9 hours 47 min ago
‘I would have canceled' says rueful manager of band that performed for 300 people in Crown Heights, he looked for guidance from the CDC and rabbis, but found none

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

10 hours 31 min ago
However, officials concerned wearing masks will detract from social distancing efforts; Pence says direct payments to hospitals could cover those without insurance

Having a solo Passover seder? There are plenty of guides for you

11 hours 19 min ago
A multitude of online resources are available to help navigate the situation and technology this holiday, from using Zoom to ordering kosher food

Trump announces he tested negative on new coronavirus test

11 hours 19 min ago
US president says he took second, less invasive test out of curiosity, to see how fast it works; 'It said the president tested negative for COVID-19'

Unity government nears completion as Yamina threatens to bolt

11 hours 50 min ago
Likud, Blue and White may have found a solution to their standoff over West Bank annexation: Let Trump decide

Biden urges sanctions relief for Iran amid virus crisis

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 23:32
Democratic frontrunner says inhibiting access to humanitarian assistance is cruel, calls on Tehran to release detained Americans

Netanyahu, top finance officials test negative for virus

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 23:09
Many top Israeli officials are in quarantine after Health Minister Litzman was diagnosed with coronavirus; PM to remain in isolation, working from residence