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Phylis S. Amsterdam, age 93, passed away peacefully at LindenLea Assisted Living in DeLand on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Phylis was one of two daughters born to the late Louis and Nettie Cohen Seder. She was a high... Full story



Sheryl Blaiwes Asarnow, age 48, of Maitland, passed away peacefully at AdventHealth Hospice—Orlando, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A native Floridian, Sheryl was born in Winter Park on March 27, 1972, to Arthur and Carolle Shapiro Blaiwes. She... Full story


Obituary - PHYLLIS H. ZUNK

Phyllis H. Zunk, age 77, of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at OrlandoHealth—Orlando Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Zunk was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1942, to the late Louis and Frieda Levine Block. During her... Full story


For young Jews away from their families, the coronavirus puts Passover in jeopardy

(JTA)-Randi Bergman isn't sure of her Passover plans yet, but there's a good chance she'll be spending the holiday alone.  Bergman, a 34-year-old freelance fashion writer, lives alone in what she... Full story


6 Jewish coronavirus initiatives you can support from home

(JTA)-As the coronavirus continues to spread, synagogues, Jewish centers and other organizations that serve as gathering places for the community around the world have closed. But even while communiti... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israelis could face random coronavirus tests at supermarkets By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s Health Ministry and the Weizmann Institute of Science will conduct random sample coronavirus tests in supermarkets to determine where the virus... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 10, 2020

Why are Jews vastly overrepresented in coronavirus deaths in the UK?

(JTA)—There are about 250,000 Jews in the United Kingdom. They account for only 0.3 percent of its population. But the coronavirus has killed 44 known Jewish victims so far—about 2.5 percent of the total U.K. tally. That means British Jews are ov... Full story


30 Israeli medical innovations to fight coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis is first and foremost about people. People stuck at home, people out of work. People sick with the virus, people caring for them. People canceling dream weddings and vacations, people deciding public-health policies.... Full story


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