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