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Spiritual lessons from COVID-19

coronavirus pandemic has challenged each and every one of us in different and unprecedented ways. Rosh Hashanah, the start of a new year, is a natural time for...

Persian Rosh Hashana seder

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 9 By Donna Maher NEW YORK — Twenty-twenty has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use a fresh start, so it’s a good...

Coronavirus vaccine race hearkens to Dr. Jonas Salk

By Heather Robinson PITTSBURGH — Each year in the 1940s and ’50s, more than 15,000 Americans were paralyzed by polio and thousands died. The disease reached its peak...

Russian surgeon’s only job: circumcise Jewish men

MOSCOW — The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim — kosher certifiers whose job is literally to...

The 17th-century plague

BOSTON — More than 350 years ago, a plague took a deadly toll on Hamburg, Germany. As the High Holidays approached, fear and panic set in and many of the city’s...

Masked mitzvot — welcoming new life during COVID-19

“In this time of great darkness, the souls who come down now must be sources of great light.” — Rabbi Doniel Katz, whose youngest child was born this spring There...

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....