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 2020-04-02 11:40 

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6 Jewish coronavirus initiatives you can support from home...

Even while communities cannot come together physically, many are still organizing projects to provide support to those who are suffering or at perilous risk amid the pandemicEven while communities cannot come together physically, many are still organizing...

 2020-04-02 11:40 

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Seeking to spread the love, Jewish Facebook dating group goes viral...

Even a global pandemic can't stop a love life, for as CoronaCrush says, 'Don't isolate... it's time to iso-date'Even a global pandemic can't stop a love life, for as CoronaCrush says, 'Don't isolate... it's time to iso-...

 2020-04-02 10:50 

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Israel's coronavirus death toll rises to 33 in alarming surge...

Ashkelon and Tel Aviv hospitals reports on sixth and seventh fatalities of the day, more than doubling tally since Monday; most deaths Thursday have had pre-existing conditionsAshkelon and Tel Aviv hospitals reports on sixth and seventh fatalities of the ...

 2020-04-02 10:48 

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Islamic terror groups see opportunity in global chaos from virus...

Al-Qaeda, Islamic State view pandemic both as threat and as opening to recruit and to strike harder, taking advantage of armies busy fighting a silent enemyAl-Qaeda, Islamic State view pandemic both as threat and as opening to recruit and to strike harder...

 2020-04-02 10:32 

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No mask, no problem: Health Ministry DIY video has you covered...

After prime minister tells Israelis to cover up when out in public, short clip published on social media platforms demonstrates improvised face protection gearAfter prime minister tells Israelis to cover up when out in public, short clip published on soci...

 2020-04-02 10:11 

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As calls rise for the US to ease sanctions on Tehran, why is Netanyahu silent?...

Despite Iran's dire situation, Pompeo initially increased pressure on the regime but may now reevaluate his position. Jerusalem has good reason to sit this one out, analysts sayDespite Iran's dire situation, Pompeo initially increased pressure on ...

 2020-04-02 09:31 

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National Gallery of Art to return Picasso to heirs of German-Jewish banker...

Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy sold the pastel drawing 'Head of a Woman,' at a loss in 1934 because he feared the Nazis would confiscate his estatePaul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy sold the pastel drawing 'Head of a Woman,' at a loss in 1934 ...

 2020-04-02 08:44 

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Savings, pensions shrink as coronavirus infects global markets...

People at the start of their career have the luxury of waiting for recovery; those who were planning to retire need to consultPeople at the start of their career have the luxury of waiting for recovery; those who were planning to retire need to consult...

 2020-04-02 08:24 

Times of Israel

Health minister suffering mild symptoms after catching virus, deputy says...

Yaakov Litzman, 71, doing well, ministry official says, speculates minister likely caught bug from his ultra-Orthodox community and not lawmakersYaakov Litzman, 71, doing well, ministry official says, speculates minister likely caught bug from his ultra-O...

 2020-04-02 08:14 

Times of Israel

PM, top officials forced to quarantine after health minister contracts virus...

Senior Health Ministry brass, Mossad chief and national security adviser, all involved in nation's response to pandemic, enter home isolation along with Netanyahu, who just emergedSenior Health Ministry brass, Mossad chief and national security advise...

 2020-04-02 08:03 

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After initial refusal, Trump says Florida will evacuate stranded cruise ships...

Governor DeSantis says he at first didn't allow Zaandam and Rotterdam ships -- where 4 people have died of COVID-19 -- into port because he thought there were no US citizens aboardGovernor DeSantis says he at first didn't allow Zaandam and Rotterd...

 2020-04-02 07:34 

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Researchers suggest 2-day workweek to keep economy afloat, stymie virus spread...

Weizmann Institute researchers develop epidemiological model that predicts cyclical lockdown would more slowly eradicate virus, but keep key economical sectors functioningWeizmann Institute researchers develop epidemiological model that predicts cyclical ...

 2020-04-02 07:30 

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US virus deaths pass 5,000 as Trump predicts 'horrific' weeks to come...

With a total of 5,116 fatalities, US has more victims than China, but still fewer than Italy and Spain; president says states should decide for themselves on stay-at-home ordersWith a total of 5,116 fatalities, US has more victims than China, but still fe...

 2020-04-02 07:30 

Times of Israel

Pakistan overturns murder conviction in Daniel Pearl slaying...

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh expected to be released after serving seven years for 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporterAhmed Omar Saeed Sheikh expected to be released after serving seven years for 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter...

 2020-04-02 07:08 

Times of Israel

Doctor says 'knock-on effects' of pandemic chaos could be deadlier than virus...

Warning comes amid worries that some patients are petrified to go to hospital for necessary treatment and many will miss important testsWarning comes amid worries that some patients are petrified to go to hospital for necessary treatment and many will mis...

 2020-04-02 07:03 

Times of Israel

Jewish school sues Miami Beach hotel for $2.3 million over Passover vacation...

Magen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn taking Eden Roc hotel to court over hotel's demand that canceled holiday event for 1,200 be rescheduledMagen David Yeshivah in Brooklyn taking Eden Roc hotel to court over hotel's demand that canceled holiday event...

 2020-04-02 07:02 

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Jewish real estate mogul identified as Trump friend in coronavirus coma...

President cites case of Stanley Chera, 78, as the moment the severity of the health crisis hit homePresident cites case of Stanley Chera, 78, as the moment the severity of the health crisis hit home...

 2020-04-02 06:37 

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Four men die overnight, bringing Israel's coronavirus death toll to 30...

Number of cases rises to 6,211; all four victims over 77 years old, two had underlying conditions; toll includes third victim from Beersheba nursing homeNumber of cases rises to 6,211; all four victims over 77 years old, two had underlying conditions; tol...

 2020-04-02 05:54 

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Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85, coronavirus blamed...

Marsalis, father of famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, was the patriarch of celebrated jazz dynasty; son says death resulted from complications of COVID-19 infectionMarsalis, father of famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, was the patriarch of ...

 2020-04-02 05:44 

Times of Israel

Treasury approves NIS 650 million package to bolster battered tech industry...

Innovation Authority to disburse funding to Israeli firms hit by the crisis, including NIS 50 million to companies combating the virus outbreakInnovation Authority to disburse funding to Israeli firms hit by the crisis, including NIS 50 million to compani...

 2020-04-02 05:26 

Times of Israel

Israel's coronavirus death toll climbs to 30 as 4 patients die...

Growing death toll comes amid warnings from US officials that upwards of 100,000 Americans may die in the pandemicGrowing death toll comes amid warnings from US officials that upwards of 100,000 Americans may die in the pandemic...

 2020-04-02 04:58 

Times of Israel

Blamed for bringing virus to Lebanon, Hezbollah now trying to stop its spread...

Terror group using its organizational might to battle COVID-19, disinfecting roads and setting up treatment centers, but opponents say its ties to Iran were what let coronavirus inTerror group using its organizational might to battle COVID-19, disinfectin...

 2020-04-02 03:23 

Times of Israel

Haredim have finally begun embracing social distancing. Why did it take so long?...

Information took too long to filter into the insular ultra-Orthodox world, and some key rabbis didn't grasp the pandemic danger. Now Israel braces for the consequences of the delayInformation took too long to filter into the insular ultra-Orthodox wor...

 2020-04-02 02:51 

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In virus epicenter NYC, disaster guru puts blame squarely on Trump White House...

Founder of Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness, mayoral adviser Dr. Irwin Redlener charges US president with massive delay in testing, mixed messagesFounder of Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Prepared...

 2020-04-02 02:28 

Times of Israel

Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' in case of attack on US troops...

'We don't want hostility, but if they are hostile to us, they're going to regret it like they've never regretted anything before,' US president says'We don't want hostility, but if they are hostile to us, they're going to r...

 2020-04-02 01:58 

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom has first baby...

Actress describes harrowing experience amid giving birth amid coronavirus outbreak that also took life of close friend and collaborator Adam SchlesingerActress describes harrowing experience amid giving birth amid coronavirus outbreak that also took life ...

 2020-04-02 01:31 

Times of Israel

Draft of unity deal said to provide for Netanyahu to stay on in PM's residence...

Move agreed as Gantz reportedly wants to remain in his family home even after becoming prime minister under a planned rotation agreementMove agreed as Gantz reportedly wants to remain in his family home even after becoming prime minister under a planned r...

 2020-04-02 00:53 

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IAI, Defense Ministry, Inovytec convert missile factory to produce ventilators...

New production line, set up 'within days,' delivers 30 portable breathing machines to Health Ministry to address shortage amid coronavirus pandemicNew production line, set up 'within days,' delivers 30 portable breathing machines to Health...

 2020-04-02 00:08 

Times of Israel

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne cofounder, dies from coronavirus at 52...

Emmy winner and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' songwriter had been treated in hospital in upstate New York for over a weekEmmy winner and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' songwriter had been treated in hospital in upstate New York for over a week...

 2020-04-01 23:23 

Times of Israel

Israel's Health Minister Litzman and his wife test positive for coronavirus...

71-year-old is most senior Israeli official to be diagnosed so far with COVID-19, said to be in a good condition and working from isolation at home; Netanyahu informed of situation71-year-old is most senior Israeli official to be diagnosed so far with COV...

 2020-04-01 23:21 

Times of Israel

Test the healthy not just the sick, Israeli scientists urge...

Calls grow for swabbing to identify so-called silent spreaders, and build coronavirus intelligence to fight the virus in a 'smart' mannerCalls grow for swabbing to identify so-called silent spreaders, and build coronavirus intelligence to fight th...

 2020-04-01 22:36 

Times of Israel

Treasury officials said blindsided by Netanyahu promise of emergency stipends...

PM pledges NIS 500 per child and the elderly ahead of Passover, with more than 1 million out of work, but not clear where money will come from or if it will arrive in timePM pledges NIS 500 per child and the elderly ahead of Passover, with more than 1 mil...

 2020-04-01 21:53 

Times of Israel

George Soros donates $1.1 million to Budapest for coronavirus preparation...

Mayor of Hungarian capital says aid from Jewish philanthropist vilified by right should be seen as a generous gesture, warning critics against 'offensive misinterpretations'Mayor of Hungarian capital says aid from Jewish philanthropist vilified by...

 2020-04-01 21:53 

Times of Israel

PA asks Israel to test some 50,000 Palestinian workers before they return home...

Some 50,000 laborers expected to move back to West Bank ahead of Passover, sparking fears of surge in infections; Shtayyeh blasts notion of Israel 'medically annexing' territorySome 50,000 laborers expected to move back to West Bank ahead of Passo...

 2020-04-01 21:53 

Times of Israel

Jewish school in LA donates 2,000 N95 face masks to local hospital and police...

De Toledo High School in West Hills says that while cleaning of campus, it found boxes of masks purchased for community during the wildfires last fallDe Toledo High School in West Hills says that while cleaning of campus, it found boxes of masks purchased...

 2020-04-01 21:31 

Times of Israel

Amid last-minute threats, Netanyahu and Gantz try for unity deal overnight...

Facing growing anger from his right flank, PM appears to retreat from agreement, but compromises have been reached on all key issues -- except West Bank annexationFacing growing anger from his right flank, PM appears to retreat from agreement, but comprom...

 2020-04-01 21:22 

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Boston senior community under Jewish auspices reports 6 virus deaths...

Deceased at Jack Satter House in Revere were among 13 residents who tested positive for COVID-19, with remaining carriers still hospitalized, says site administratorDeceased at Jack Satter House in Revere were among 13 residents who tested positive for CO...

 2020-04-01 21:16 

Times of Israel

US Embassy in Jerusalem sends some diplomats home over virus fears...

New State Department policy allows embassy employees and family members to immediately leave their posts if considered a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19New State Department policy allows embassy employees and family members to immediately leav...

 2020-04-01 20:38 

Times of Israel

Health Ministry fast-tracks licensing for 900 nurses amid pandemic...

With over 3,000 medical staff in isolation due to coronavirus, new recruits will be sent straight to the 'front lines'With over 3,000 medical staff in isolation due to coronavirus, new recruits will be sent straight to the 'front lines'...

 2020-04-01 20:36 

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As virus rages, Ruth Bader Ginsburg works out at Supreme Court gym...

Justice's trainer says he would've closed up shop, but 87-year-old 'wouldn't have it,' adds that he's taking all precautions, including wiping down equipment and social distancingJustice9;s trainer says he would've closed up...

 2020-04-01 20:19 

Times of Israel

COVID-19 is confining some of most vulnerable seniors indoors — at what cost?...

The Times of Israel spoke to the CEO of JDC-Eshel, experts in the elderly population, about measures to protect susceptible population during and after the pandemicThe Times of Israel spoke to the CEO of JDC-Eshel, experts in the elderly population, about...

 2020-04-01 20:07 

Times of Israel

US intelligence report said to conclude China virus numbers are fake...

Officials accuse Beijing of covering up deaths and infection rates, as Vice President Pence says America 'could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming'Officials accuse Beijing of covering up deaths and infection rates, as Vice Pre...

 2020-04-01 20:04 

Times of Israel

Palestinian man dies of wounds month after West Bank clash with IDF...

Official says Islam Dweikat had been in intensive care since he was shot at a confrontation last month during which another Palestinian teenager was killedOfficial says Islam Dweikat had been in intensive care since he was shot at a confrontation last mon...

 2020-04-01 19:48 

Times of Israel

Mikveh-peeping rabbi Freundel cleared to leave prison immediately...

Once-prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi in Washington was slated for early release later this month on good behavior after 5 years' imprisonment; date moved up due to pandemicOnce-prominent Modern Orthodox rabbi in Washington was slated for early release...

 2020-04-01 19:28 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu tells Israelis to wear masks outside; gives stipends for kids, elderly...

Prime minister says virus epicenter Bnei Brak to be largely sealed to traffic; all arrivals in country will be taken to quarantine hotelsPrime minister says virus epicenter Bnei Brak to be largely sealed to traffic; all arrivals in country will be taken t...

 2020-04-01 18:33 

Times of Israel

Coronavirus cases in Israel jump to 6,092 with 95 in serious condition...

81 patients on ventilators; death toll hits 25; Bnei Brak remains city with second highest number of cases, as government mulls further restrictions for ultra-Orthodox city81 patients on ventilators; death toll hits 25; Bnei Brak remains city with second ...

 2020-04-01 18:10 

Times of Israel

Despite PM's order, arrivals from New York still not taken to quarantine hotels...

Defense Ministry says legal complications prevent Wednesday returnees from being sent to isolation facility, with exception of 15 who requested it; 1 passenger confirmed with virusDefense Ministry says legal complications prevent Wednesday returnees from ...

 2020-04-01 18:05 

Times of Israel

New York deaths double in 3 days to 1,900, with worse to come...

Across US, Americans brace for what Trump warns could be 'one of the roughest two or three weeks we've ever had in our country'Across US, Americans brace for what Trump warns could be 'one of the roughest two or three weeks we've ever ...

 2020-04-01 17:40 

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Rioters, police clash in Jaffa after officers accuse man of violating quarantine...

Suspect found not to have broken isolation but fined for being over 100 meters from home; 4 arrested as police and residents accuse each other of employing violenceSuspect found not to have broken isolation but fined for being over 100 meters from home; 4...

 2020-04-01 17:30 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu to end self-quarantine tonight, 14 days after contact with ill adviser...

While prime minister, family and several close aides tested negative for virus, they've been in isolation for past two days after learning that staff member contracted COVID-19While prime minister, family and several close aides tested negative for vi...

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