Notice to Our Readers

As a public service during this pandemic, the Jewish News is providing free, unlimited access to all articles. Jewish News is a nonprofit publication that is owned by the community and relies on community support.

Donate Now
  • 0

Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the tightening of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown for 14 days beginning at midnight on Jan. 7, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Detailed regulations are to be submitted to the Cabinet by Wednesday.

  • 0

A total of 150,622 doses of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Israel on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Israelis to have received their first of two required shots to some 800,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported on Thursday.“Thanks to the medical teams a…

  • 0

Jonathan Pollard landed in Israel early Wednesday morning, one month after his parole restrictions were lifted and five years after he was released from U.S. federal prison after serving 30 years for spying for Israel. He was accompanied on the flight by his wife Esther. Due to Esther’s medi…

  • 0

Global pandemic notwithstanding, more than 20,000 Jews from 70 countries made aliyah over the course of 2020, reported the Jewish Agency.Most of the immigrants arrived from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and France, according to the agency.As of the end of November, 10,200 new olim had a…

  • 0

Israel is set to enter its third nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on Sunday at 5 p.m. According to the framework approved by the government on Wednesday night, the lockdown is set to last two weeks, but will be extended by another two weeks if the infection rate does not slow.As part of the lock…

  • 0

Israel on Monday decided to ban entry to all non-citizens and require returning nationals to quarantine in special facilities, over concerns regarding a new COVID-19 strain detected in the United Kingdom in recent days. The measure will enter into effect on Wednesday afternoon.

  • 0

Over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Israel on Monday, the highest recorded in Israel since Oct. 15. According to Israeli Health Ministry data, the coronavirus morbidity rate was 3.2%.Deputy Health Ministry Director Itamar Grotto told Army Radio in an interview on Tuesday that the…

  • 0

Israel took the No. 1 spot in Mastercard’s 2020 Index of Women Entrepreneurs, ahead of the United States, Switzerland and 55 other countries in terms of progress made by female entrepreneurs and business owners.

  • 0

In preparation for the flu season and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines needing special refrigeration, three unique mobile vaccination caravans were commissioned by Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national organization responsible for emergency pre-hospital medical care and blood services.

  • 0

Top women diplomats from Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined together on Thursday in a first-of-a-kind session to discuss the role of women in diplomacy, as well as the need for the active involvement of women in promoting peace and security in the Middle East and beyond.Host…

  • 0

Israel’s Negev desert has long attracted scientists, environmentalists and solar energy enthusiasts seeking Israel’s know-how on combating desertification. A new initiative, DeserTech, aims to transform that activity into an active networking community.

  • 0

Israel’s National Coronavirus Project Coordinator Nachman Ash said on Tuesday that the country’s rising COVID-19 morbidity represents a “state of emergency,” adding that his office would meet to discuss “immediate steps” to be recommended to the so-called coronavirus cabinet.

  • 0

Israel’s Health Ministry has reported a drastic increase in the number of patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Some 569 people tested positive out of the total of 17,472 that were tested over the weekend, which catapulted the infection rate to 3.3%.

  • 0

A new report from the Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center finds that Israel is likely to see a spike in infections over the winter, when people will convene in small indoor spaces. The report makes particular note of schools, offices and public transportation as areas of concern.

  • 0

While the world waits to see how the coronavirus pandemic will affect real estate trends worldwide, Israel’s real estate is seeing a boom in interest — from investors purchasing properties as long-term investments, to families expediting their aliyah and purchasing a home in the face of COVI…

  • 0

As Israel battles the coronavirus pandemic, its health care system has emerged as its first and foremost line of defense, thrusting medical teams to the front line.Ensuring adequate care for the growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients has proven a challenge. Thousands of doctors an…

  • 0

The Israeli government on Tuesday extended by a week a law heavily restricting demonstrations and indoor prayers during the current nation-wide coronavirus lockdown.Ministers approved the extension via a telephone referendum put forward by Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. The legislat…

  • 0

An ancient mikveh (ritual bath) uncovered at the construction site of a highway interchange in the Lower Galilee was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton.The 2,000-year-old mikveh, which was discovered during salvage archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Auth…

  • 0

On Rosh Hashanah eve, as Israelis were bracing for a second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Health Ministry on Friday morning said it had registered 5,238 new cases in the past 24 hours.

  • 0

With less than a day before Israel becomes the first Western country to impose a second nation-wide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein urged the public to adhere to government directives, saying that “without the public, we [the government] cannot succe…

Jewish Careers
Featured Jobs

Community Calendar

Featured Events