Has the time come to bribe the unvaccinated?

January 9, 2022 by  
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“How can we as a society stand by and watch people die when a simple shot could prevent a life-threatening illness?” That was the agonised question asked by a group of nine healthcare providers in Minnesota who took the unprecedented step of publishing an advertisement in local news outlets begging people to get vaccinated last weekend. Read more

Survey: 80 percent of Israelis concerned about growing antisemitism worldwide

January 5, 2022 by  
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A recent Israel-wide survey has found that almost 80 percent of Israelis are concerned about antisemitism globally, with almost three-quarters of citizens (73 percent) believing antisemitism is widespread. Read more

Israel begins world-first trial of fourth COVID vaccine dose

December 29, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Sheba Medical Centreon Monday began the world’s first trial of a fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Israeli hospital launches world’s first study on 4th COVID-19 vaccine

December 27, 2021 by  
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The Sheba Medical Centre launched on Monday a first-of-its-kind study in which a fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be administered to volunteers to test the effectiveness of the fourth dose. Read more

Israeli study: Pfizer vaccine wears off after six months

October 8, 2021 by  
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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine loses considerable effectiveness six months after the second dose, according to new Israeli research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more

Israeli study shows chance of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccine extremely rare

October 7, 2021 by  
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The chance of contracting myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, after receiving a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is extremely rare, new Israeli research reveals. Read more

Hebrew Uni clinical results show tricor (fenofibrate) effective in treating severe COVID-19 patients

August 23, 2021 by  
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected over 165 million people worldwide causing nearly 3.5 million deaths. Read more

Too little, too late? Israel’s government announces further restrictions to curb spike in COVID-19 infections

August 12, 2021 by  
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The Ministerial Committee on Fighting the Coronavirus voted on Wednesday evening to enact another list of COVID-19 related restrictions, in what appears to be a frantic race against a pending countrywide closure and while facing severe criticism of slow and lacking action. Read more

For the first time in two weeks, Israeli dies of COVID-19

July 9, 2021 by  
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An 86-year-old Israeli man, a resident of Kiryat Bialik in the north, hospitalized a week ago in a critical condition with Coronavirus (COVID-19), died Wednesday night at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Read more

Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases in Israel doubles in a week

July 6, 2021 by  
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The number of new daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Israel has more than doubled in a week, from 145 cases recorded a week ago to 345 cases recorded on Monday. Read more

Israel takes action against COVID-19 outbreaks

June 21, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a meeting with the relevant government officials on Sunday evening regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks in Israel, following multiple cases of infections in schools in two cities in the country. Read more

Israel opens COVID-19 vaccines to teens aged 12-16

June 6, 2021 by  
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Israeli teens aged 12-16 can get vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) beginning on Sunday, the latest phase of the country’s battle against the pandemic. Read more

Gary Smorgon House in lockdown

June 1, 2021 by  
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Jewish Care has instigated a precautionary lockdown at Gary Smorgon House in Melbourne. Read more

Hanan Ashrawi second senior PLO leader to test positive for COVID-19

October 13, 2020 by  
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Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the PLO’s Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy announced Monday.

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Active COVID-19 cases down to five at Melbourne’s Jewish Care residential home

September 13, 2020 by  
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Of the 33 Elders who contracted COVID-19 at Jewish Care’s residential home in Windsor, two sadly passed away and 31 have now been found negative of the virus. Read more

Rivlin blasts Yesh Atid MK for calling to ignore coronavirus regulations

July 16, 2020 by  
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday criticized Yesh Atid Knesset member Idan Roll for suggesting that Israelis should refuse to cooperate should another national lockdown be declared due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Advice for NSW rabbis

June 30, 2020 by  
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Members of the Rabbinical Council of NSW participated in a zoom meeting with Rav Osher Weiss, one of the world’s leading rabbis.

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Back to the past

June 29, 2020 by  
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Sydney’s Jewish Museum will reopen its doors on Wednesday following its COVID shutdown. Read more

Israel extends emergency coronavirus regulations for 45 days

June 18, 2020 by  
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Israel’s Knesset voted on Tuesday to extend emergency regulations aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Israelis can’t mask a lack of anxiety

June 10, 2020 by  
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The reopening of the Israeli economy after nearly two months of COVID-19 closures was bound to lead to laxity on the part of the public. And it did, in spite of endless Health Ministry warnings that a release from lockdown bondage would require extra vigilance where social-distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing were concerned. Read more

Israel ‘hits emergency brake’ on easing of COVID-19 restrictions

June 9, 2020 by  
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The Israeli government has decided to pause the easing of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) related restrictions after the country experienced an increase in the rate of infection in recent days. Read more

Prayer in the time of COVID-19

May 15, 2020 by  
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The great advantage of having to pray alone during this period of lockdown is that one can actually take the time to pay attention to the words being said and to focus on their meaning and relevance (rather than keeping up with the congregation). Read more

UK chief rabbi: ‘Synagogues will not open for a long time’

May 15, 2020 by  
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis projected on Thursday that all houses of worship affiliated with the United Synagogue—the largest network of Orthodox communities in the United Kingdom—“will not open for a long time” and urged “extreme caution” against synagogues doing so otherwise in that it would enable a “hub for the virus to reappear.” Read more

Israel prepares to reopen eateries, institutes new sanitation measures

May 13, 2020 by  
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Israel’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Industry, and companies in the restaurant industry are slated to sit around the table on Wednesday to discuss how to ease open bars and eateries after two months of closure as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read more

Israel hosts roundtable to tackle COVID-19 challenges facing Jewish communities around the world

May 12, 2020 by  
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Israel is reaching out to the Jews of the Diaspora and has initiated a roundtable of global and regional Jewish organizations to assess the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Jewish communities and prepare a plan for their rehabilitation. Read more

Israeli biotech company starts clinical trials of CBD-steroid treatment for virus

May 3, 2020 by  
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The Israel-based biotech company Stero Biotechs has started a small-scale clinical trial at Rabin Medical Centre’s Golda Hasharon Campus in Petach Tikvah on the effects of a steroid-Cannabidiol (CBD) treatment on hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Read more

How to manage the COVID-19 pandemic without destroying the economy

April 27, 2020 by  
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Hebrew UniversityProfessors David Gershon, Alexander Lipton and Hagai Levine have shown that based on real-life data, Israel and other countries could have controlled COVID-19 without lockdown. Read more

Leaders encourage the community to download the Coronavirus app

April 27, 2020 by  
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Community leaders across Australia are encouraging the Jewish community to download the COVIDSafe app from Apple and Google in order to safeguard each and every one by minimising the threat of contracting COVID-19.

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Jewish Care Victoria offers COVID-19 interes- free hardship loans

April 2, 2020 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has launched a special COVID-19 Interest-Free Hardship Loan, offering financial support to members of the community adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more