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Opinion | Marking Passover During a Pandemic

By Susanna Lachs Adler This week, Jewish communities around the world have come together to celebrate and observe Passover. The cherished seders are steeped in...
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Jewish Coronavirus Updates: Mikvah Reverses Course and More

By JTA Staff The spread of COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is reshaping Jewish communities. We’re collecting the news flowing in from across the globe here. Sunday, April...
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Opinion | This Passover, We are a Nation at War

By Dr. Leon S. Malmud On Dec. 7, 1941, our nation was attacked by the naval and air forces of the empire of Japan. Our...
Jack Benoff said deals are there to be had for the bold right now, but don’t expect anything but future credit for cancellations.

Travel, Tourism Industries Reel from COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by a previously unseen form of coronavirus, began in Wuhan, China toward the end of 2019. But...
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Kohelet Yeshiva High School Makes Face Shields for Health Care Workers

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Kohelet Yeshiva High School art teacher Daniel Ostrov was using the Merion Station school’s 3D printer and laser cutter to...
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Kaiserman JCC Furloughs 176 Employees

Economic conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic caused the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center to furlough 176 of its 178 full- and part-time employees on...
Lauren James Events has seen most of their weddings through June postponed to the fall. Floral arrangement by Devon and Pinkett.

Social Distancing ‘Decimates’ Jewish Events Business in Philly

With the economy as we know it at a standstill, few industries been more adversely affected by stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders than the one...
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Jewish Death and Mourning Rituals in Philly Adjust to Epidemic

On March 18, Lisa Leff went to a shiva. She didn’t bring food, and she didn’t pin a kriyah ribbon to her clothing. She...
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Jewish Coronavirus Updates: Death Toll Mounts

By JTA Staff The spread of COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is reshaping Jewish communities. We’re collecting the news flowing in from across the globe here. Wednesday, March...
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First Israeli, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies of Coronavirus

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Arie Even, the first Israeli to die from the coronavirus, was buried in the dead of night with mourners standing six...