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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...
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Five Jewish NGOs Appeal to Congress for $60 Billion Cash Infusion

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Five Jewish nonprofits are among about 100 that are asking Congress to inject $60 billion into the sector to weather the...
Eliana Light is one of several young Jewish musicians and spiritual leaders moving their work online.

Jewish Performers and Educators Move Online Due to Coronavirus

By Gabe Friedman / JTA As a freelance Jewish educator, musician, and consultant, Eliana Light knows the coronavirus outbreak puts her line of work in a...
Kids at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake in New York

Jewish Summer Camps Prepare for Coronavirus

By Ben Sales / JTA As swine flu swept through the United States in the late spring of 2009, Jewish summer camps took some drastic...
A fan wears a mask to protect against the coronavirus during the Big 10 wrestling championships at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J., March 7, 2020.

New Jersey Rabbis Shut Down their Community to Stop Coronavirus

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA Larry Rothwachs, a rabbi in Teaneck, New Jersey, walked into the meeting the night of March 11 between local Jewish leaders...
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Families of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims to get $3 Million

By Ben Harris / JTA The three congregations housed at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue will distribute more than $5.4 million donated in the aftermath of...
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White Supremacist Unfurls Nazi Flag at Sanders Rally

By Ron Kampeas / JTA A protester later identified as a known white supremacist unfurled a Nazi flag at a Bernie Sanders rally in Phoenix. The...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maimie Pinzer

“I wish I was born a man, I know what I’d do this morning,” wrote to Fanny Howe in the early 1900s. “I’d button...