A health care worker prepares a vaccine

5 things to know about Israel’s attention-grabbing COVID-19 vaccination spree

By Philissa Cramer and Ben Sales Israel is making headlines for its response to COVID-19 — again. Early on in the pandemic, Israel was lauded for...
Mikael Dolsten

Meet Mikael Dolsten, the Jewish immigrant leading Pfizer’s vaccine charge

When Mikael Dolsten, the head scientist at Pfizer, heard the news that the COVID-19 vaccine that he has been helping to develop for the...
Joe Honsberger

JCS therapist is hopeful about mental health during the pandemic

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study that U.S. adults...
Dr. Shoham handles plasma for the tests (Johns Hopkins University)

Q&A with Dr. Shmuel Shoham on COVID-19 treatment trial

A new series of trials by The Johns Hopkins Hospital will help determine whether antibodies from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can help...
an outdoor, socially distanced service

Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...
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Jewish Lives Lost to the Coronavirus

0 is working on a project to record and recall every member of the Jewish community who has perished during this plague. Yaakov Abayev ● Schneur Zalman...
Naor (to Johns Hopkins University).

Dr. Naor Bar-Zeev Answers Your Vaccine Questions

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

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.

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

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...