Providing Lifesaving Equipment for Syrian Refugees

During the coronavirus pandemic, the plight of Syrians has all but disappeared from the headlines. Yet, their suffering and hardship has increased manifold. Refugees who live in crowded camps, with inadequate medical facilities, no ability to socially distance, no protective equipment, are in danger of dying in droves.

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Emergency Appeal for Jewish Human Service Agencies

The global shortage of protective supplies like masks, gloves and gowns, is affecting our nation’s entire medical infrastructure, with nursing homes, hospices, home care and other frontline providers particularly hard hit. Hundreds of nursing homes, eldercare facilities, hospice centers and other Jewish healthcare and human service providers are currently facing a dire shortage of necessary products.

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On This Covid Yom Ha’atzmaut, Let’s Hit the Reset Button

Many things that worried us tremendously a few months ago seem to have lost their urgency in the age of COVID19. As Bari Weiss noted in a recent New York Times column, “many of the [culture war] battles of the past decade now seem self-indulgent and stagnant; others a waste of time...”

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Video: COVID-19 and the Israeli Tech Ecosystem

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Video: Day Schools and COVID-19

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Audio: Women in Israel During COVID-19

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Audio: Asylum Seekers in Israel During COVID-19

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What We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself (Passover 5780)

Pantaphobia is a very rare medical condition in which the patient feels absolutely no fear. Thanks to a middle-aged American woman known to science as SM-046, who in the mid-‘90s the media dubbed “the woman with no fear” and whose brain scans were examined by doctors, we know that this condition is caused by damage to the amygdala, the section of our brain that regulates primal emotions and instinctual reactions.

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Does the Jewish Community Need a Central COVID Fund? Here's A Better Strategy for Addressing the Crisis

In the current crisis, we are hearing calls in the Jewish media and in leadership conversations to launch an “emergency campaign” creating a “central fund” to “save” the Jewish community system from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Video: Jewish Arts and Artists in a Time of COVID-19

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