Local News

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Philly’s Jewish Restaurants Adapt to Change in Business Model

Louis Barson, owner of the Jewish deli Hymie’s, has never seen anything like the coronavirus epidemic. “My family has had Hymie’s since the ’70s, and...

National News

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New Jersey Man Arrested for Threatening Orthodox Jews Over Coronavirus

By Marcy Oster / JTA A New Jersey man sent Facebook messages to Gov. Phil Murphy and others threatening harm Orthodox Jews for violating state coronavirus...
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Monsey Stabbing Victim in Coma has Died

By Marcy Oster / JTA The most seriously injured victim of the stabbing attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey in late December has died. Josef Neumann,...
Jewish graveyard with star of David and trees. I took this photo of a jewish cemetery in my hometown Delden in the Netherlands.

Rabbi Romi Cohn, Holocaust Rescuer, Dies of Coronavirus at 92

By Marcy Oster / JTA Rabbi Avrohom Hakohen Cohn survived the Holocaust and went on to fight the Nazis in his native Czechoslovakia. He is...

Arts

Susie Green, wife of Larry’s best friend Jeff (all three pictured here), is Larry’s antagonist-in-chief, and vice versa.

Three Picks for Passover in Film, TV

At Passover, we recall the 10 plagues, recite the four questions, have two seders and leave one cup empty for Elijah. And now, here are...
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TV Review | Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ Scratches ‘Shtisel’ Itch

You’re at home, stuck in isolation from COVID-19 and, worst of all, just ran out of “Shtisel” episodes to binge. Luckily, “Unorthodox” scratches a...
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TV Review | Lil Dicky Makes Move to Small Screen

The rapper Lil Dicky — born Dave Burd — is a product of Cheltenham High School and Camp Kweebec, and is surely the most...
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COVID-19 Has State’s Lone Soldiers Stuck on Base in Israel

Pvt. Segev Yarden, 24, calls the trips he makes off base to teach English to children in a Bedouin village an “exceptional opportunity.” The Wynnewood...
Students and Faculty in the lab at The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology and Immunology during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Israeli Universities Lead Fight Against COVID-19

By Eliana Rudee / JNS Israeli universities and institutes—and their affiliated academics, researchers, doctors, scientists and students—are leading the fight against the coronavirus. Ben-Gurion University...
How about a kiss? Nina Abrahams says not so fast to groom Amit Bigler.

Israeli Couple Plan Wedding in Under 24 Hours Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Josefin Dolsten, Cnaan Liphshiz / JTA Nina Abrahams and Amit Bigler knew the coronavirus pandemic would have an impact on their wedding, which was already...