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In a febrile atmosphere of intensifying anti-Semitism, Jews ought to be watching the international spread of the coronavirus and the resulting illness of those infected with the kind of alarm that … more
Over the course of our millennial history, Jews have had many encounters with contagious diseases. Often we’re blamed for them. Maybe I’m paranoid, but I can’t help feel … more
As so many of us are now contemplating going into a Shabbos of seclusion, I want to share a few thoughts with you. We all woke up Tuesday morning prepared for our usual schedules of work or school … more
Please be advised that to date there are no KNOWN cases in our neighborhood. Although likely unnecessary for the following precautions to be spelled out, we urge common-sense and good personal … more
Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi ruled that Jews should not touch or kiss mezuzot, so as to avoid infection by the coronavirus, and the president of the Conference of … more
Don’t go to Costco,” a friend warned on Facebook. “Lines out the door, no bottled water, toilet paper, or paper towels left!”   Another friend told of seeing a … more
“Take a deep breath and relax.” That was one of several pieces of advice imparted by Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt to 1,200 people who phoned in to a live conference call … more
After the flu-related deaths of nearly 70 children across the country and increased cases in Nassau County, doctors are warning about an “epidemic.” “We’ve seen a lot of … more
The Touro College and University System’s medical school is offering advice on how to confront the spreading Coronavirus. The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College … more
A medical team from Israel (pictured) is in the Pacific island nation of Samoa to assist overwhelmed health-care workers trying to contain a serious measles epidemic and treat those already … more
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