Holocaust survivors

COVID Emergency Fund Launched for Holocaust Survivors

To increase support for agencies caring for Holocaust survivors, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on April 6 announced it had created...

Parents Juggle Work, Schooling, and More in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19’s devastation to health care systems, economies, and lives can often be expressed in relatively clear numbers. By contrast, the wounds it has inflicted...
Laura and David Alima from The Charmery

Food Blues: Jewish Restaurant Owners Grapple With New Challenges

It’s no secret that social distancing measures intended to mitigate COVID-19 have led to businesses closing and employees being furloughed or laid off. On April...
Maya Goldman sews a face mask. (Amie Perl)

Jewish Kids Create Face Masks

Six children from Washington, D.C. are on a mission to help healthcare workers and are looking for Baltimore kids to join them. Maya Goldman, 11,...
Frida Wattenerg

Taking Stock of Those Lost to Coronavirus

By JTA and Jesse Berman COVID-19 is often discussed in terms of numbers. This is the number of days a person must remain quarantined. These...

When Ventilators Run Out, Jewish Law and State Guidelines Are Poised to Clash

If two patients show up at the hospital at the same time in need of the only ventilator, both hospital guidelines and rabbis assert that physicians should use clinical judgment to determine which patient has a better chance of survival.   The problem arises once a patient is already put on a ventilator.

Coronavirus News from Jewish Communities Around the World

NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is collecting the news flowing in from across the...

For Jewish Law Authorities, Coronavirus Raises Unprecedented Flurry of Questions

As the coronavirus pandemic forces Jews around the world to contemplate a Passover holiday in which large family gatherings will be all but impossible,...

Owings Mills Business Looks to Help Organizations Get PPE

A local company is looking to help hospitals get personal protective equipment. As hospitals run low on face masks and health care workers go into...
a group of people video chat into a Torah study

Safe Haven: Amid Social Distancing, Community Finds Refuge in Online Spaces

“Jewish community is fundamentally a community that meets in person, face to face,” said Rabbi Deborah Wechsler of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. “We gather for...