Covid-19

Laura and David Alima from The Charmery

Food Blues: Jewish Restaurant Owners Grapple With New Challenges

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NOTE: AS OF APRIL 7, THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED.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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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...