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CU bioethics professor explores ‘Deadly Medicine’

. Matt Wynia, then head of the American Medical Association’s ethics institute, received an unexpected invite from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC in the early...

Lessons from COVID

COVID-19, one can sink or swim, withdraw or rescue, bewail unfair portions or cherish the blessings. My aunt Zelda, who loved to walk and devoured poetry, always quoted...

New Rochelle, where NY’s outbreak began, yearns for normal

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — It was during my own quarantine in Israel following an ill-timed trip to Italy in late February that I learned that my parents were stuck in the...

Yiddish take on pandemic

By Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg NEW YORK — We’ve been self-quarantining for more than 40 days and 40 nights and, quite frankly, we’re running out of steam....

Sweet Shavuot in Saloniki

By Zack Rothbart, National Library of Israel “Saloniki’s Jews . . . eagerly awaited the arrival of the Shavuot holiday . . . They especially loved and cherished it...

She survived the 1918 flu — and 2020 coronavirus

WASHINGTON — After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor telling her she ought to...

Last surviving Bielski brother: ‘If you see a person who needs help, help’

By Jackson Richman Aron Bielski is the youngest and last living member of the Bielski brigade, which he founded along with three of his brothers. Their activities have...

What is a goat (‘Chad Gadya’) doing at the seder?

By Amit Noar For most modern secular readers not well versed in the enigmatic midrashic style of our Sages, the Passover Haggadah is a rather abstruse text. The decision...

Beijing Haggadah — in Hebrew, English and (some) Chinese

By Alan Grabinsky BEIJING — Unlike Hong Kong or Shanghai, which received Jewish emigrants fleeing from WW II, Beijing does not have a robust Jewish history. In the...

If you are making a seder for the first time…

By Karen Schwartz, Chabad.org/News With people staying in place to celebrate Passover with immediate family only, in accordance with government guidelines for the...