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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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With the coronavirus pandemic pushing meetings to go virtual, anti-Semites have taken the opportunity to disrupt them on the video conferencing platform Zoom, according to a report on Sunday from the Anti-Defamation League.

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With the coronavirus pandemic isolating thousands of at-risk Israelis in their homes, United Hatzalah — the independent, nonprofit Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organization — opened a “humanitarian emergency center” on March 25 to help coordinate and deliver food packages to elderly citiz…

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Given the anticipated shortages of hospital staff able to treat those infected with the coronavirus, the Israeli Ministry of Health has asked nursing schools across the country to train their students in respiratory care.

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Israeli universities and institutes — and their affiliated academics, researchers, doctors, scientists and students — are leading the fight against the coronavirus. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Technion‒Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Migal Galilee Resea…

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The number of Israeli coronavirus fatalities rose to five on Wednesday, according to Israel’s Health Ministry, and 2,030 Israelis have so far been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. The two latest fatalities were announced on Wednesday morning. It is unclear if the victims had underlying med…

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While a number of Jewish organizations are focused on helping the elderly in Israel, who are at a higher risk of getting extremely sick from the coronavirus, not get infected with it, the older population is struggling with the country’s ordered self-quarantine and social distancing.

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Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a new method, called “pooling,” that they claim will dramatically increase the country’s ability to test for COVID-19. Because the method enables simultaneous testing of doz…

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The Hineni Fellowship, which started as a pilot program in 2018, announced on March 4 that it is launching nationally, expanding the leadership development program for LGBTQ Jews. 

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Following ongoing situation evaluations and consultations with the Ministry of Health, the Israeli defense establishment has stepped up preparations in relation to the threat of the coronavirus in recent days.On Tuesday, the military called up approximately 70 reservists to assist in the pre…

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You may not find it surprising that Mordechai and Esther are the most popular in our (wildly unscientific) JNS “Favorite Purim Person” poll.After all, Esther was a young orphan girl living in Shushan, the capital city of Persia, minding her own business when her uncle informed her that she w…

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When New York cardiologist, Dr. Aaron Gindea read the entire Torah portion of Beshalach at the Kibo Hut on Mount Kilimanjaro, he may have broken the record for reading from a Torah scroll at the highest recorded altitude—4,700 meters (15420 feet). But Gindea did not come to Tanzania to break…

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Rona Kaufman had never been to an AIPAC Policy Conference. But for the Duquesne University School of Law professor from Pennsylvania, this was an important year to travel to the nation’s capital and be among 18,000 supporters of the pro-Israel lobbying group.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in a video address on Sunday that he will always support Israel, but also believes in a two-state solution for the Palestinians.

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The University of California San Diego has announced a gift of more than $1.3 million from the Koret Foundation to support joint research on marine archaeology between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) and the University of Haifa’s Leon Recanati Institute for Mariti…

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Some 30 campus Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries concluded an eight-day training program at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, learning cutting-edge, relevant and effective tools that will allow them to teach about the Holocaust and the growing problem of Holocaust denial. Equally important was guidance on …

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As the death toll and emergency measures increase daily, Jewish communities in cities across China joined the population at large in the struggle to protect themselves against the new deadly coronavirus and cope with the extreme precautions being taken to guard against the spread of the flu-…

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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum are hosting the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Thursday. This year’s event, titled, “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism,” commemorates 75 years since the 1945 liberation of the Auschw…

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In a move to foster academic exchange between Israeli and American universities, 28 professors from universities and colleges across the United States recently traveled to Israel for Jewish National Fund‒USA’s (JNF) Faculty Fellowship Program.

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Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, two of the congregations attacked in the massacre — New Light and Dor Hadash — sent letters imploring U.S. Attorney …

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday appointed several Knesset members to ministerial posts after having resigned from his own ministerial posts following a petition to the Supreme Court.

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notified StandWithUs (SWU) on Friday that it has accepted its complaint alleging that UCLA violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and has opened the matter for full investigation on the merits.

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