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A sharp rise in the number of coronavirus patients in Israel, particularly among students and teachers, is causing health and education officials to consider shutting down the school system for the rest of the academic year. Schools resumed operations in mid-May as part of the gradual re-ope…

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A day after his trial began in the Jerusalem District Court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a message to the press at a faction meeting of his Likud Party.Netanyahu said that the government’s “target date” to apply Israeli law to the Jordan Valley, and much of Judea and …

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About 120 research groups from various countries are racing to develop vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19). Several formulations have already advanced to human safety trials. Although the front runners in this race are American, British, Chinese, Japanese and German, Israel also has…

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Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, is also the nation’s most populous city, with 924,800 residents, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of Jerusalem Day 2020.

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Black History Month was announced in 1969. Women’s History Month came about in 1987. Irish-American Heritage Month was created in 1990. Compared to its predecessors, May’s designation as Jewish American Heritage Month was relatively late when President George W. Bush announced it in 2006 on …

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High-end German carmaker Porsche is going to incorporate technology from Haifa-based startup Tactile Mobility in its future vehicles, the companies announced on Monday at the eighth annual EcoMotion Conference.“Tactile Mobility is a software and data company that grants smart autonomous vehi…

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In honor of Lag b’Omer, a Jewish holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the Israel Antiquities Authority on Monday revealed the discovery of a rare bronze coin from the period of the Bar Kochba revolt (circa 132 C.E.).The coin was uncovered during ex…

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Israel’s coronavirus death toll has reached 219 after 12 more people died of COVID-19 since Wednesday night, Israel’s Health Ministry reported on Thursday, but the downward trend in the rate of new infections continues, and the country’s health system is preparing to return to normal operati…

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Amy Klein thought she had a hard time with infertility, having gone through 10 doctors, nine rounds of IVF in three countries and four miscarriages. But she thinks it’s nothing compared to what aspiring mothers are going through now with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Each year, Yom Hashoah brings with it memorial gatherings across the world, candle-lighting ceremonies with elderly survivors and speeches by dignitaries.Across Israel, the children and grandchildren of survivors publicly read the names of those who perished. Not to mention the siren that wa…

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Israel awoke on Thursday to the lifting of a nationwide curfew imposed for the end of the Passover holiday, while the government is reportedly considering additional easing of general lockdown directives.The national coronavirus death toll stood at 140 as of Thursday morning, while 174 peopl…

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For the first time to date, the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host its annual community-wide Yom Hashoah commemoration online at 2 p.m. on April 26 while the museum is closed to the public in accordance with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

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Early this month, more than 35,000 Christians and Jews from around the world gathered virtually to learn about Israel’s response to the coronavirus and rising anti-Semitism. Organized by the international grassroots organization Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the International Chris…

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As of Tuesday morning, 11,868 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus, which has so far killed 118 people in the country. According to the country’s Health Ministry, 181 patients are currently listed in serious condition, of which 136 are on ventilators. The vast majority of cases — 9,…

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Over the past month, virtual programming and video conferencing have replaced in-person classroom learning and public events. Frustrations with lack of equipment and technical difficulties were foreseeable, but a much uglier problem has emerged to become part of the new normal: Zoom bombing.

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Spain’s ambassador to the United States and the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain discussed the challenges of, and response to, the coronavirus outbreak in that country in an online briefing sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.

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In Israel, the days leading up to Passover are usually the most bustling time of the year in local supermarkets, with shoppers stocking up on kosher-for-Passover products ahead of the week-long holiday. However, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way many Israeli families are doing the…

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