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COVID-19: New York Gov. Cuomo asks Pfizer to buy vaccine doses directly

No state has purchased vaccines directly from the producer. Cuomo's letter did not state how many doses he was seeking or how he would pay for it.

By REUTERS
18/01/2021

NFL history made with hiring of Arab-Muslim Saleh as NY Jets head coach

This makes Saleh the first person of Arab-Muslim descent to hold a head coaching position in the NFL.

17/01/2021

92-year-old sex therapist Dr. Ruth got her COVID-19 vaccine in NYC

The 92-year-old applauded what she called the center’s “organized” rollout in a video uploaded to Twitter by an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday night.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
15/01/2021
US President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White

Physician who declared Trump ‘healthiest ever’ president, is dead at 73

The hyperbole in Bornstein’s letter — Trump’s blood pressure was “astonishingly excellent,” it said — raised eyebrows.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/01/2021

A closing communique to the people’s coach - comment

The Sports Rabbi reflects on his decades of following the career of Oded Katash upon his departure from Hapoel Jerusalem to Greece.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
14/01/2021
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Hasidic man faces prison, lack of education used as leniency plea

It’s not the first time that advocates for a Hasidic Jew convicted of a crime have pointed out a defendant’s minimal secular education as part of a bid to reduce a prison sentence.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/01/2021
After years of positive coverage of Donald Trump, some Orthodox publications condemned the violence

NYC Jewish newspaper stirs outrage with photo ‘glorifying’ Capitol riots

In the picture, Gila Jedwab, a "Five Towns Jewish Times" columnist, is seen standing outside the Capitol building with the rioters in the background smiling broadly and with her hands outstretched.

COVID-19: New Rochelle hospital gives illegal vaccines

The vaccines were given due to Montefiore 'misinterpreting state guidelines' • Cuomo and de Blasio continue to clash, NYC mayor vows to vaccinate city workers and elderly Monday

12/01/2021
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