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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Horodoker, writing from Tiberias in the aftermath of an epidemic in 1786, cited Proverb 22:3: “A clever person sees evil and hides, but simpletons pass on and are … more
I’ve been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year. No, I am not an alarmist, prophet or a hoarder. I am a 39-year-old … more
The UJA-Federation of New York has pledged more than $23 million in immediate financial assistance to help New Yorkers affected by coronavirus. The grants … more
Stuart Richner is president of Richner Communications Inc (RCI), parent company of The Jewish Star. Richner is publisher of Herald Community Newspapers … more
Has the world ever been this perfectly synchronized? Whether you wake up in an isolated hamlet in one part of the globe or a teeming city in another, whatever your language or your time zone, … more
After Shaul Moshi died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 94, over 100 people gathered at his home for the traditional shiva minyan. It was Wednesday night — before the … more
Some 38,000 people work at Jewish community centers across North America, staffing preschools, camps, gyms, classes, activities for seniors and more. Because of the coronavirus crisis, a lot of them … more
Achiezer has been in high gear throughout the coronavirus crisis … more
In late February, I flew to Long Island to help my 77-year-old mom following her knee replacement surgery. I arrived in the United States … more
The economic growth, rising salaries, and low unemployment that we’ve enjoyed over the past decade – before the coronavirus outbreak  – also had a positive impact on the … more
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