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Doctors, nurses and hospital staff are being heralded in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic for doing their work at enormous personal risk. As the next generation of medical professionals grapples with a sudden shift away from hands-on learning, they are getting a virtual crash course in …

Mary Passell, the director of Temple Chai’s early childhood center, is one of 15 participants in Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s executive Master of Arts program in Jewish education. The program is designed to broaden students’ thinking and encourage them to take risks in…

Video calling has become a near-universal part of life in the past few weeks, allowing colleagues to attend meetings, students to attend class and congregants to attend book clubs and prayer sessions. For one local group, it’s also offering support to Jewish alcoholics, addicts and their lov…

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Mary Passell, the director of Temple Chai’s early childhood center, is one of 15 participants in Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s executive Master of Arts program in Jewish education. The program is designed to broaden students’ thinking and encourage them to take risks in…

Video calling has become a near-universal part of life in the past few weeks, allowing colleagues to attend meetings, students to attend class and congregants to attend book clubs and prayer sessions. For one local group, it’s also offering support to Jewish alcoholics, addicts and their lov…

Doctors, nurses and hospital staff are being heralded in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic for doing their work at enormous personal risk. As the next generation of medical professionals grapples with a sudden shift away from hands-on learning, they are getting a virtual crash course in …

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Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, two nations lay claim to the same green valleys, the same cities and the same deserts. If there was a solution to this dispute, said the prevailing wisdom of many decades, it was two states, for two peoples.

Amazon released David Weil and Jordan Peele’s series “Hunters” on Feb. 21 to mixed reviews, not to mention controversy about stereotypes and invented scenes set in Auschwitz.

This month, just in time for everyone staying inside, HBO debuted a new six-part miniseries sure to resonate both with older Jewish readers, as well as those occupied and preoccupied with the current state of U.S. politics.

Religious Life

The Passover seder is famously known for the four questions that introduce the telling of the narrative of Yetzi’at Mitzrayim, the Exodus from Egypt. This year, astute children might be asking the following four questions:

Opinion

It’s hard to believe that just four weeks ago, as we celebrated Purim, our schools were working through a particularly rough flu season and synagogues were running full programs and services. We knew a little about the novel coronavirus, but not much. And we certainly didn’t know what to expect.

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Some 1,000 medical personnel at the Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa are on the front lines of the war against the coronavirus, and they now have a new tool at their disposal: A management and control system developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems defense company. EX-TEAMS is derived from military command and control technology, and is now helping the hospital manage it battle the pandemic.

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