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The same time, but not the same boat

As I spend more and more time out in the park, I’m struck by how many families pass me by. Whereas in the past, to be sure, the park was peopled with some families,...

When a saver of lives needs to be saved

By Josh Hasten United Hatzalah of Israel, the country’s largest independent volunteer emergency medical response organization, put on an online telethon on May 3 to...

In the midst of a pandemic, what is the meaning of life?

is the meaning of life? In times of stress and peril, it seems, such existential questions grow urgent and pressing, which is why the Intermountain Jewish News put a...

In Israel, Ramadan could be an opportunity for cooperation

By Shira Rubin TEL AVIV — On Friday, April 24, the first day of Ramadan, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem was virtually empty. A handful of masked worshippers kneeling...

Corona angels

It’s amazing to witness all the corona angels this pandemic has brought to us. One curious kindness I can’t help but notice is all the inspirational art that has...

When the call for talleisim when out, people answered

NEW YORK — Andrew Parver’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since Sunday. That’s when Parver, the director of operations at the Hebrew Free Burial Association in New...

Beware emergency declarations

I understand why we are living in a State of Emergency and under multiple executive orders, but I am wary. With increased power comes the increased possibility for...

Time for a conversation on lockdown

An alternative: herd immunity. Should we try it? At least, we should discuss it. As various communities around the country begin to open up very slowly, it is clear...

Synagogues hesitant to re-open

NEW YORK — The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill more than 1,500...

IST 2020: Postponed, not cancelled

, not cancelled.” That’s the status of the 2020 Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour (IST) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Just as 93 high school juniors’...