Covid-19

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Dr. Naor Bar-Zeev Answers Your Vaccine Questions

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When will we have the cure to COVID-19? How effective will it be? Where will we get it? Naor Bar-Zeev, an associate professor of international...
At the JCC in Overland Park, Kan., gym equipment is cleaned between uses to limit the possibility of coronavirus infection. (Courtesy of JFGKC)

Planning Reopenings Amid Pandemic, Jewish Institutions Navigate Minefield of Challenges

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When Jewish institutions like JCCs and synagogues shut down this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it often felt like a wrenching decision arrived...
Left: A schoolhouse. Right: Two parents yelling at each other

Voices | Parents Face Impossible Choices. We Shouldn’t Face School-Shaming, Too.

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By Melissa Henriquez | JTA I’m dubbing “school shaming” the new Mommy War of 2020. If you’re a parent of school-aged children and you’ve been on...
Yonatan Rozen

Voices | How Birthright Helped a Tour Guide Get Through the Pandemic

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By Yonatan Rozen | JNS It’s not often that a person feels that he or she as an individual can have a real, tangible impact...
Hasidic men pray outside

Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jews Are Acting Like They Have Herd Immunity. Could They Be Right?

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The front page of the June 26 issue of Der Yid, one of the most widely circulated Yiddish newspapers among New York’s Hasidic Orthodox...

Synagogues Remain Cautious about Congregants Reentering Shuls

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Houses of worship in the Baltimore area have begun the gradual process of reopening to the public in areas that have eased restrictions, according...

How to Make Your Virtual Events Virtually Perfect

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After more than two months of social distancing measures, community organizations have learned a lot about hosting virtual events. While Sixth & I synagogue in...
Anthony Fauci

Fauci to Orthodox Jews: Ease Into Communal Prayer as Gatherings Become Possible

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs infectious disease research for the federal government, advised Orthodox Jews to phase in communal prayer as local governments lift...

In The Midst of a Pandemic, Community Finds Ways to Help Out

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade By Carolyn Conte When a public chametz burning was canceled, Keith Shapiro and Brett Weil, JCC of Greater Baltimore board members, found...

Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop This Bat Mitzvah

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For Laura Hacker, nothing could stop her bat mitzvah — not even a global pandemic. Hacker, a teacher from Silver Spring, recently celebrated her bat...