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NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED.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...

Community Comes Together With Resources for Weathering the Pandemic

The Jewish community has shown in its strength in unity despite the plight of closures due to COVID-19. Organizations are offering specific opportunities to...

UMBC Curator Maurice Berger Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Maurice Berger died March 23 of COVID-19 complications. Berger was the chief curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture University of...

Jewish Camp Conference Moves Online Due to Coronavirus

The Foundation for Jewish Camp held its “Leaders Assembly 202.0” online conference March 16, in place of the in-person conference that had been scheduled...
a fitness class

How to Workout While Working In

A rerun of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” hums in the background of a living room. White sparks flicker and crack from the fire you...