Diaspora Jewry is the collective name for the Jewish communities outside of the Land of Israel. Historically, these communities go back to big historical events like the Babylonian exile, the siege of Jerusalem and the expulsion from Spain. Today, the biggest Diaspora communities exist in the United States, France, Canada, the UK and Russia.
New York state has seen some 60 thousand cases and nearly a thousand people who have died from Coronavirus – the largest number in the US, by far.
Cremation of the dead is not allowed under religious Jewish law.
Holocaust survivors are made more vulnerable to the virus due to their age, and given the trauma they've experienced are also made more susceptible to mental health issues due to prolonged isolation.
"I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faith in this time of crisis. But we do not need gatherings that will endanger people."
Each person seeking the relief must have a US social security number, and the deadline for the US to provide the money is the end of 2020.
Here the coronavirus reminds us of the plagues of old – they were severe but then they were over. Our plague has no end in sight so we will be quarantined for a long time.
Its 178 employees were sent home for at least two weeks. Krulik, the center’s CEO, acknowledged that they had entered a “challenging and unpredictable time.”
Nevins was tested for the coronavirus on March 12 and a week later got back a positive result. A week after that, he was tested again. Friday morning, he got the result: All clear.
There is one word to describe the feeling that is overtaking the world now: grief.
The painting is very detailed, showing a group of hook-nosed Jews with peyot and yellow, uneven teeth strangling the child and draining his blood.
The company he founded will continue to pay its workers through the pandemic and will manufacture gowns and masks for medical workers.
“We’re fortunate to have this giant factory in Pennsylvania that makes all these baseball jerseys.”
Isolated and worried, thousands of Italian Jews have turned to their communal media and institutions for a lifeline and sense of solidarity.
Spiegel said Israelis couldn’t protest, Netanyahu created ‘Corona dictatorship’
"You’re spreading the virus, you gotta go," said the Johnstons Toyota employee.
The author, or at least the main character in his book, is obsessed with a woman and spends most of the book whining about her.
Aryeh Even, an 88-year-old Israeli Holocaust survivor, died last week. He was the first Israeli fatality due to the virus.
Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow and his wife Adele Fleet Bacow have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Jews make up just 0.3% of the population in the United Kingdom.
'There was no sting of defeat, there was no glory of victory, it was just kind of this, like, blank screen, and an emptiness — wondering what could have been.'
The coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted the Jewish community, forcing many communal institutions such as schools and synagogues to shut down.
The man’s name: Jonathan Herzog. His age: 25, and he says he thinks he can be the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Kashrut Division of the court developed the list, titled “Product guidelines in extremis,” from an array of basic goods to help quarantined families
Dozens eulogized the 54-year-old Sinigaglia on the website’s article about his death following several days of fever and respiratory distress
Refson was the seniormost emissary of the Chabad movement in Leeds and headed the regional rabbinical court since 1976.
Rabbi Gershon Lisus, 36, is in the hospital in stable but serious condition. He attended several communal events at the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue,
“The Protocols” is a fabricated antisemitic text describing a Jewish plan for global domination. It was first published in Russia in 1903.
In January, Cohn, known as Romi, delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Rasky served for more than three decades as an active board member of the New England Anti-Defamation League
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has essentially argued that social distancing will only prolong the disastrous effects of the virus.
After becoming the first university in the US to have a student test positive for the novel coronavirus, YU recently finished its first week of fully online studies.
He shared photos of himself dressed in striped pajamas, with a prisoner number on his chest on instagram, captioned, "In dire need of a shower after last night’s social #gassed.”
People and organizations are encouraged to participate in the #BeAMensch initiative by sharing their inspiring stories of kindness and good deeds on social media.
Financial details of the Oscar-winning director’s deal with Arcade were not released, according to AP, and it is not known whether it will be released in Europe.
Gertrud Steinl, who was recognized by Yad Vashem in 1979 as a Righteous Among the Nations, died a day before her 98th birthday.
They were arrested after Argentina ordered all synagogues closed last Friday as part of a strict crackdown on gatherings to combat the spread of the coronavirus
'Despite the long lines and panic shopping taking place at grocery stores around the country, there is an abundance of kosher food available for the upcoming holiday.'
Rabbi Andre Touboul led Beth Hanna, a Jewish institution of some 1,500 students
UJA Federation of New York's financial aid will help organizations respond to emerging needs, cover losses associated with the disruption of their operations, and help them continue their work.
Thanks to modern technology, nearly 4,000 people were able to celebrate Shabbat together despite a nearly global policy of “social distancing” due to the spread of COVID-19.
MyHeritage, which currently specialises in DNA testing and genealogy, is set to offer information on the day to day lives of people's ancestors in the US.
Eretz Hakodesh, whose platform does not use the words ‘Zionist’ or ‘State of Israel,’ and which says that voting in the WZO ‘is not an endorsement of anything the WZO was or is,’ comes in third.
Rabbi Ze’ev Willy Stern, a Holocaust survivor, was 86 when he died over the weekend. One of his children is in the hospital and receiving intensive care for complications connected to the virus.
Synagogues throughout Argentina closed beginning on Friday as part of a “preventive and compulsory” total lockdown of the country through at least March 31 to stem the spread of coronavirus.
In a powerful joint statement, the leaders of six major American Orthodox Jewish organizations called on their members to follow social distancing rules.
Anti-Israel and far-right, white supremacist groups all involved in inciting antisemitic hatred around coronavirus
The exemption was made in response to a question from a seven-year-old boy.
Hungary, which has about 100,000 Jews, mostly living in Budapest, had 73 confirmed cases of coronavirus and one death as of Friday.
Kenneth Weinstein is the president of the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington think tank.
Shutting down synagogues and schools inevitably brings up dark memories in a community that consists primarily of descendants of Holocaust and persecution survivors.
“Throughout all the 13 Chabad houses in China and Hong Kong, not one community member contracted this virus," said Shimon Freundlich, a Chabad emissary in Beijing.
A fifth of the community, or about 3,400 people, will require hospitalization and 10%, or 1,700 of the members, will reach a critical medical condition, according to the estimate.
Schools, freeways, and iconic streets empty of people as COVID-19 changes life around the world.
Police found on the premises numerous firearms and neo-Nazi propaganda, as raids occurred in 10 of the 16 states comprising Germany.
The decision to create the online program was made just last week when schools worldwide began closing
Three Ethiopian Airlines flights had been scheduled to bring the immigrants on March 18, 25 and 31. It is not known when such flights will resume.
The FBI is investigating the case.
This week, the British government finally introduced some drastic measures in managing the coronavirus crisis.
From the Depths staff has started to set aside time for phone chats with the Righteous to help combat their sense of isolation.
“One of the things that has enabled World ORT as an institution to exist for 140 years,is its ability and its requirement to adapt to the environment 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.
Ilan waited on board the plane for other passengers to arrive — but no one did. He was the sole flyer, and he documented the moment.
Lawrence Garbuz “is awake and alert and seems to be on the road to full recovery,” his wife, Adina, said in a post on Facebook.
The leaders of the Conservative movement’s Jewish law committee issued a crisis declaration allowing the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish with a virtual online prayer quorum.
Unlike Shanghai or Hong Kong, which received Jews fleeing from World War II, Beijing does not have a robust Jewish history.
Other hassidic groups in New York closing down in light of worsening situation in the state and the US in general.
"This virus serves Zionism's goals of decreasing the number of people and preventing it from increasing," the head of Turkey's Refah party said.
From Mel Brooks to Sarah Jessica Parker, Jewish celebrities around the globe are taking precautions and encouraging fans to do the same in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
In one email seen by the 'Guardian,' sellers of secondhand copies of Hitler’s Nazi manifesto were told that “they can no longer offer this book” since it breaks the Amazon website’s code of conduct.
The results have come since the clinic began testing on Friday morning.
The song also begins with audio from a speech by Farrakhan, the antisemitic leader of the Nation of Islam who has called Jews “satanic”
Couples around the world have had to downsize their wedding celebrations as countries impose strict rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Avi Berkowitz, an assistant to the US president, spoke with the rabbis for 45 minutes, going over with them the administration's new guidelines.
While you may naturally want to flee from the forced intimacy of being nonstop with your kids, know that there are families who are suffering through this moment.
In unprecedented step, all prayer services and other activities have been indefinitely suspended in the largest network of Orthodox synagogues in the country
"I think it's clear we don't need to send people who make a million dollars a year checks," Mnuchin clarified.
The winners of the contest will share a $100,000 grant to apply their ideas in real world settings, sponsored by Jewish organizations.
Max Brooks’ book, "World War Z," was recently in the headlines because many noticed parallels between how Israel handles the zombie invasion in the movie version and how it is dealing with the virus.
Israel advocacy and educational groups have taken their programs online, offering a range of seminars and study programs for those in lockdown.
The repairs could cost more than $8 million, Hungary Today reported.
The entire student body of URJ Heller High in Israel, a high school affiliated with the Reform movement, will return to the United States on a chartered flight.
“Hopefully, this day will create greater awareness of this dark chapter of Jewish and Portuguese history, which still casts a giant shadow across the world."
"Stay home if you don't have to get out," the deputy mayor told the 'Post'
The people of New Rochelle "have formed an extraordinary internal support network of friends and neighbors who are delivering meals and in other ways assisting each other."
Rabbi Yoni Golker told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Friday over the phone that he has had mild symptoms and is feeling better than when they first appeared last week.
“I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House,” Kurt Kloss wrote in his post.
'Jews never gassed Nazis. Period. That I must even make this point is proof enough how perilous this slippery slope can become.'
A team of researchers led by an art fraud investigator issued a 200-page report saying that while the fragments may be made of ancient leather, but the ink was from modern times.
In the Jewish tradition, the 'Kaddish' is recited during a prayer with ten members or more. Thanks to the new service, those who can not leave home may honor the memory of their loved ones from home.
The fair will include online lectures on a variety of Aliyah topics. The webinars will be broadcast live, via Zoom, and will be delivered by Nefesh B'Nefesh experts and Israeli professionals.
Anita Friedman, the newly-elected head of WIZO – the Women’s International Zionist Organization – brings a fresh and refreshing vigor to her new role as leader of the organization.
Caine Zander Brown, 20, of Jefferson Parish, was arrested Tuesday for vandalizing the Northshore Jewish Congregation.
The Anti-Defamation League has released a guide to contemporary anti-Semitism for candidates running for national office.