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Coronavirus shutters 770 Eastern Parkway for the first time ever

(JTA)—As the world shut down around it, the Brooklyn headquarters of the worldwide Chabad movement carried on as usual—until late Tuesday night, when its neighborhood’s rabbinic leadership ordered synagogues closed to combat the spread of the...

Restock Challenge continues at JFS Orlando

Although JFS Orlando is closed to the public and is currently not accepting food donations to maintain containment during COVID-19, its services are still operational, including the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry. The staff is doing everything in...

Scenes of a 'remote' Jewish Academy of Orlando

Jewish Academy of Orlando students completed their first week of online learning. Students took part in all of their subjects including math, science, english language arts, PE, art, music and more....

Weekly roundup of world briefs

London rabbinical court allowing some products not certified kosher for Passover due to coronavirus By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Why will this Passover be different from all others? This year, the London Beth Din, or religious court, has created a list...

What Jewish groups want to see in Congress' $2 trillion pandemic spending bill

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The White House has come to an agreement with Democrats and Republicans on a $2 trillion stimulus package, the biggest in U.S. history, in response to the major economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus. Congress passed the...

Who cares about Gaza?

With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Gaza, all eyes are (strangely) on Israel. Let’s explore why and if that’s well founded or helpful. Some background is important. During the British occupation of the Land of Israel (1917-1948),...

A new threat to Israel-Diaspora relations

(JNS)—Some Israeli political leaders are about to do something that would severely alienate a large portion of Diaspora Jewry. No, I’m not talking about the arguments over prayer areas at the Western Wall or the “Who is a Jew?” dispute....

Thoughts about Passover

We can argue if it really happened, but there’s no doubt that the Exodus is a great story, with or without Hollywood stars or best selling authors. Yet it has also been associated with problems. The association of Passover and Easter brought...

The 2020 anti-Israel Haggadah

Every spring, the Jewish community is treated to a colorful variety of new editions of the Passover Haggadah. There’s something for everybody—you can find haggadahs that focus on everything from the environment to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel TV...

You don't need Zoom or Skype to say Kaddish without a minyan-here's a healthier option for the community

WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA)—Like so many others, I am feeling the spiritual loss and pain of our current inability to learn Torah and pray together in person. Many mourners are devoted to the customary recitation of Kaddish for a deceased close relative...

A crisis for Jewish philanthropy may force unpalatable choices

(JNS)—The coronavirus pandemic is not the first deadly contagion to ravage the globe, but it is clearly the first that modern nations have sought to combat by essentially shutting down public life and much of their economies. While most of us may...

Scene Around

Curb your Enthusiasm... While watching "Curb your Enthusiam" recently, actor/producer/director/writer of the television show (and formerly producer/writer of the very successful television show...

5 flours that will change your Passover desserts

On Passover, Jews are prohibited from consuming any foods made with five familiar grains: wheat, oats, rye, spelt (which is actually just an ancient form of wheat) and barley. These grains are considered hametz because of their ability to ferment...

I asked Alexa questions about Passover-here's what happened

(Kveller via JTA)—My relationship with Amazon’s Alexa is complicated. I love that she’s politically informed and shares the latest news with me, and she has really great taste in music. Since she’s come into my life, I can’t imagine not...

May the coronavirus passover us all

Biblical Irony: Passover seder may be delayed by the plague. Facebook meme One of Judaism’s most important holidays officially begins with the first seder on April 8. Pesach in the time of coronavirus, however, will be very different. During...

Passover in a pandemic: Families on Zoom, solo seders and broken traditions

(JTA)-Rena Munster was looking forward to hosting a Passover seder for the first time. In past years, her parents or another relative hosted the meal. But this year she had invited her parents,...

This is what our interfaith seder is like

(Kveller via JTA)—Born into a Catholic family with a Jewish surname, I should have expected I would one day find myself leading a Passover seder. To date, my husband Larry and I have hosted nine seders, eight of which I’ve had the honor to...

6 tips for hosting a solo Passover seder

Passover is among the most celebrated of Jewish festivities, a time when families typically gather together from wherever they may be dispersed to engage in the ritual retelling of the exodus from Egypt. Circumstances don’t always allow for large...

Leftover haroset? Try this chicken with thyme recipe

(The Nosher via JTA) – Haroset is one of the most important food components of the Passover seder. Its intense sweetness symbolizes the optimism in contrast to the bitter maror and salty water, which remind us of our ancestors’ suffering. Every...

Jewish mom creates book outlining coronavirus to kids

(JNS)-A Jewish mother in Maryland created an illustrated online book in a PDF format that helps parents explain to preschoolers and toddlers the school closings due to coronavirus. "My School is...

Obituary - EVELYN ROSENGLICK

Evelyn Rosenglick, age 87, of Melbourne, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Mrs. Rosenglick was born in New York City on Feb. 18, 1933, to the late Morris and Clara Heger Mariasch. She was a high school graduate...

Obituary - SHEILA S. ARNOLD

Sheila S. Arnold, age 65, of Orlando, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, March 22, 2020. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she was born on Feb. 20, 1955, to the late Marshall and Esther Chervony Sorkin. Sheila was a graduate of...

Obituary - JUSTINE ABRAMSON

Justine Abramson, age 84, of Orlando, passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospice at Health Central in Ocoee on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in New York City on March 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Sadie Cohen Newman. She...

Obituary - HOWARD LANDAU

Howard Landau, age 91, of Kissimmee, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at AdventHealth—Kissimmee. He was born in New York City on Sept. 6, 1928, to the late Isidore and Bessie Wilkins Landau. Howard was a high school graduate and husband...

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