Government report details huge failings in distance learning

Government report details huge failings in distance learning

Less than half of teachers were trained in distance learning; only a third met curriculum targets.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 12:52 PM
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'We're opening slowly to avoid 3rd lockdown'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein: 'We're opening slowly to avoid 3rd lockdown'

Health Minister visits Ziv Hospital in Tzfat: 'Quite a few businesses will return to activity this coming Sunday.'Mordechai Sones, Tuesday, 5:05 PM
World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

Even after synagogues reopen, it remains preferable to pray outdoors.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 11:08 AM
Poll: 3 out of 4 people don't trust the government to manage the Covid-19 crisis

Poll: 3 out of 4 people don't trust the government to manage the Covid-19 crisis

Just 24% of those polled said the government could manage the crisis correctly, as opposed to 60% during the first lockdown.Reut Hadar, Tuesday, 9:50 AM
Mayors demand that government give them authority to organize reopening of schools

Mayors demand that government give them authority to organize reopening of schools

Grades one to four due to resume studies on November 1. Government at odds with local authorities regarding preparations.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 9:05 AM
What will happen to street prayers once the rain starts falling?

What will happen to street prayers once the rain starts falling?

MK Betzalel Smotrich warns the government to develop a plan now, while there's still time to prepare.Nitzan Keidar, Tuesday, 8:12 AM
Netanyahu: We must not reopen Israel too fast

Netanyahu: We must not reopen Israel too fast

Prime Minister insists on 'gradual, responsible' exit from lockdown, pushes for harsher fines for Israelis who violate restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 5:26 PM
Melbourne outbreak casts doubt on anticipated restriction easing

Melbourne outbreak casts doubt on anticipated restriction easing

Premier casts doubt on much-anticipated easing of restrictions as health authorities scramble to contain outbreak in Melbourne suburbs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2020, 10:28 PM
One day on Ben Yehuda Street

One day on Ben Yehuda Street

Mea Shearim, the Doors, the Beatles and the Psalms have an identical Creator. The vast differences are in my mind. Op-ed.Martin Hoffman, 10/22/2020, 2:00 AM
Netanyahu to propose new lockdown exit policy

Netanyahu to propose new lockdown exit policy

Meeting on lockdown exit strategy ends without a decision after PM rejects Health Ministry plan as too long.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2020, 9:16 PM
Virus figures continue to drop; experts still advocate caution

Virus figures continue to drop; experts still advocate caution

Only one Jerusalem neighborhood is still "red."Ido Ben Porat, 10/21/2020, 11:55 AM
'The Netanyahu-Gantz government is enamored with lockdowns'

'The Netanyahu-Gantz government is enamored with lockdowns'

If their fixation with the lockdown approach continues, we're headed for not just a third lockdown, but a fourth and fifth too.Naftali Bennett, 10/20/2020, 3:24 PM
'End Jewish Hatred' rally  in New York proves hypocrisy of the Left

'End Jewish Hatred' rally in New York proves hypocrisy of the Left

They saw NY Orthodox Jews as the weakest link, so they could falsely allege they are the only ones not following regulations.Op-edCindy Grosz, 10/20/2020, 3:00 PM
Next to reopen: Malls & businesses, or elementary schools?

Next to reopen: Malls & businesses, or elementary schools?

Coronavirus cabinet will meet today to formulate the second stage of emergence from lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2020, 9:51 AM
For most of population, lockdown far more deadly than COVID-19

For most of population, lockdown far more deadly than COVID-19

Given doubts by scientists about lockdown effectiveness, most moral choice is targeted protection for at-risk populations. OpinionMordechai Sones, 10/19/2020, 7:00 PM
Netanyahu urges haredi public to follow lockdown restrictions

Netanyahu urges haredi public to follow lockdown restrictions

'This time we'll end lockdown gradually,' says PM as some lockdown restrictions lifted. 'Follow the rules and your towns will become 'green'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2020, 4:48 PM
‘Petty COVID dictators’ will use lockdowns for ‘so-called climate crisis’

‘Petty COVID dictators’ will use lockdowns for ‘so-called climate crisis’

Sky host says 'authoritarian elitists' imposing lockdowns to reach COVID normal enforce same drastic restrictions to reduce carbon dioxide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2020, 10:03 AM
New York issues halt order on planned 10,000 person Brooklyn wedding

New York issues halt order on planned 10,000 person Brooklyn wedding

Cuomo: 'We received a suggestion that that was happening. We did an investigation and found that it was likely true.'Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2020, 10:04 PM
Netanyahu: 'The closure works; we're exiting carefully'

Netanyahu: 'The closure works; we're exiting carefully'

Prime Minister Netanyahu announces ahead of lifting lockdown: 'Decision to impose closure was right. I'm glad I insisted on it, it works.'Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2020, 9:49 PM
Lockdown in Borough Park

Lockdown in Borough Park

The coronavirus needs to be brought under control, but there has to be a fair method to the madness. Op-ed.Larry Gordon, 10/17/2020, 9:00 PM
Before lifting lockdown: 'Hold back, curtail meetings'

Before lifting lockdown: 'Hold back, curtail meetings'

Gamzu delivers statement: This isn't return to routine, but relief. Refrain from social gatherings, adhere to limit of 10 inside, 20 outsideMordechai Sones, 10/17/2020, 8:29 PM
Ministers approve continued lockdown in 'red cities'

Ministers approve continued lockdown in 'red cities'

Ministerial Committee on Restricted Zones votes to keep coronavirus hotspots under lockdown at least until Wednesday.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/16/2020, 8:57 PM
DM Benny Gantz: Virus numbers down thanks to compliance on the part of Israel's citizens

DM Benny Gantz: Virus numbers down thanks to compliance on the part of Israel's citizens

Gantz said COVID-19 numbers in Israel were down thanks to the cooperation of a majority of the country's citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2020, 7:38 PM
Cabinet decides: Businesses can open, no limit to leaving home

Cabinet decides: Businesses can open, no limit to leaving home

Many lockdown restrictions to be lifted starting Sunday, including opening of beaches and parks. Decision on schools to be made later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2020, 5:48 PM
Bennett to Netanyahu: Lockdown a result of your failures

Bennett to Netanyahu: Lockdown a result of your failures

Former Defense Minister blasts prime minister for calling second lockdown a success, says lockdown could have been avoided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2020, 4:32 PM
Once again, almost a million registered unemployed

Once again, almost a million registered unemployed

Over a quarter of a million people registered as new jobseekers during the current lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2020, 2:57 PM
Today's Open Orthodoxy - Bereishit 5781

Today's Open Orthodoxy - Bereishit 5781

There are good things that resulted from our praying outside, things we should try to retain and that contrast Abraham with Adam and Noah.Rabbi Berel Wein, 10/14/2020, 4:00 PM
Andrews government's hotel quarantine story ‘gets murkier’

Andrews government's hotel quarantine story ‘gets murkier’

Sky News tells story of how Andrews government went it alone using not much more than private security guards to run hotel quarantine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 11:19 AM
Haredi leaders: Schools to remain closed pending a government decision

Haredi leaders: Schools to remain closed pending a government decision

Haredi leaders met with senior government officials to formulate an outline for resumption of studies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 8:04 AM
Weddings with up to 20 people will be permitted

Weddings with up to 20 people will be permitted

Following campaign led by MK Ayelet Shaked, the 1,000-meter limit on participation in wedding will be removed.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2020, 12:07 AM
Hebrew U research: Children under 10 don't spread coronavirus

Hebrew U research: Children under 10 don't spread coronavirus

Researchers & Education Minister call for younger age group to resume studies in first stage of emergence from lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 6:58 PM
What about life?

What about life?

When will the time come to reclaim our lives?Dr. Devorah Ungar, 10/13/2020, 6:40 PM
Decisions on easing closure - only on Thursday

Decisions on easing closure - only on Thursday

Coronavirus cabinet convenes, but decisions regarding practical easing of closure will not be made today, given fear of Sukkot morbidity.Hezki Baruch, 10/13/2020, 6:16 PM
Man shouts what he is missing: An anthem for the current Corona lockdown

Man shouts what he is missing: An anthem for the current Corona lockdown

What is behind the long list of politicians who violate the rules they are responsible for? Why don't they practice what they preach? Op-ed.Sarah Rindner, 10/12/2020, 5:00 PM
World Health Organization: Stop the lockdowns

World Health Organization: Stop the lockdowns

Top WHO envoy urges world leaders to avoid using lockdowns. 'They make poor people a lot poorer.'David Rosenberg, 10/12/2020, 11:05 AM
Eat now, pay later - the cost of a family meal together

Eat now, pay later - the cost of a family meal together

Seven members of an extended family celebrated Rosh Hashanah together. Now all seven have Covid-19 and two are in hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020, 10:44 PM
'We're gaining control over the epidemic' says head of Public Health Services

'We're gaining control over the epidemic' says head of Public Health Services

Although morbidity statistics are encouraging, the government will still proceed with caution.Ido Ben Porat, 10/11/2020, 8:26 PM
Netanyahu: 'We'll reopen businesses and schools - gradually'

Netanyahu: 'We'll reopen businesses and schools - gradually'

Prime Minister Netanyahu vows to gradual reduction of lockdown restrictions, expresses guarded optimism over 'positive signs' of success.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020, 6:16 PM
MK Ayelet Shaked: Govt has taken small businesses hostage

MK Ayelet Shaked: Govt has taken small businesses hostage

Shaked alleges that lockdown was only imposed because government couldn't reach compromise on restricting demonstrations.Hezki Baruch, 10/11/2020, 5:20 PM
Seat of compassion

Seat of compassion

Pray the Almighty judge from His seat of compassion, as we fight today's enemy with masks, distancing, being seated alone at home.Faigie Heiman, 10/11/2020, 1:25 PM
The dati-haredi divide: The Covid Stress Test

The dati-haredi divide: The Covid Stress Test

What lies behind those in the haredi community who disregarded the covid guidelines? A socio-religious analysis. Opinion.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 10/11/2020, 12:01 PM
Del Bigtree interviews Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith on NY lockdown

Del Bigtree interviews Rabbi Yitzchak David Smith on NY lockdown

For second time in 18 months, Jewish Orthodox community in NY has been locked down, causing heated protests in streets.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2020, 11:03 PM
Plan to exit lockdown

Plan to exit lockdown

Finance Ministry wants to join second and third stages, opening first-fourth grades and opening synagogues, malls, shops, and gyms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2020, 10:13 PM
Despite everything, we begin anew

Despite everything, we begin anew

We read how Moses blesses the tribes before his death and a few minutes later how G-d created the world. Our story is greater than corona.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/10/2020, 8:41 PM
Arrogance and the corona spill-over effect

Arrogance and the corona spill-over effect

Groups defying the lockdown created an atmosphere encouraging others to disregard restrictions that are an issue of life and death. Op-ed.Ron Jager, 10/8/2020, 3:00 PM
Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement

Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement

Thousands of scientists, health experts join global movement warning of 'grave concerns' regarding COVID-19 lockdowns.Mordechai Sones, 10/8/2020, 1:50 PM
Dr. Zelenko on President Trump illness, guidelines, face masks, how to protect yourself

Dr. Zelenko on President Trump illness, guidelines, face masks, how to protect yourself

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin interviews Dr Zev Zelenko on personal cancer recovery, his views on COVID lockdowns; blasts 'World Homicide Organization'Mordechai Sones, 10/8/2020, 1:43 PM
Professor of Infectious Disease Unit: We need to learn to live with Covid-19

Professor of Infectious Disease Unit: We need to learn to live with Covid-19

Prof. Gili Regev of Sheba Hospital sees an end to lockdown within weeks - but the virus will still remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 1:02 PM
Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Only 3% of haredim are over 65, but their share of fatalities is disproportionately high.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 12:14 PM
'Violations by senior officials prove they don't believe in predatory policy'

'Violations by senior officials prove they don't believe in predatory policy'

Internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist: 'All these good people just don't really believe in paralyzing all residents of Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2020, 9:30 AM
PM's wife violated lockdown, summoned hairdresser to home

PM's wife violated lockdown, summoned hairdresser to home

By way of explanation, Sara Netanyahu said she thought she was allowed "as an influential public figure"Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 9:17 AM
Government votes to extend emergency powers, lockdown

Government votes to extend emergency powers, lockdown

Despite criticism from some ministers, government extends emergency powers and lockdown restrictions for another week.David Rosenberg, 10/7/2020, 7:28 AM
Will Likud minister face criminal investigation over lockdown violations?

Will Likud minister face criminal investigation over lockdown violations?

Attorney General mulls whether police should open criminal investigation of Likud minister for lockdown violations and apparent cover up.David Rosenberg, 10/6/2020, 1:22 PM
Prime Minister considered action against Minister Gila Gamliel

Prime Minister considered action against Minister Gila Gamliel

Prior to his statement regarding Minister Gamliel, Netanyahu considered harsh reaction against Minister, but at no point did he mean firing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2020, 10:57 PM
Netanyahu: No easing of lockdown until next Monday

Netanyahu: No easing of lockdown until next Monday

Prime Minister announces he has no intention to make changes to current lockdown until next week after more information is available.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2020, 7:11 PM
Steps to exit second lockdown

Steps to exit second lockdown

7-stage program presented to ministers for incrementally leaving lockdown but allowing economy activity, returning to kindergarten studies.Reut Hadar, 10/5/2020, 6:02 PM
'Open businesses that don't receive public after Sukkot'

'Open businesses that don't receive public after Sukkot'

If morbidity decline continues, Benny Gantz's party will demand to open businesses that don't receive public and early childhood education.Hezki Baruch, 10/5/2020, 5:53 PM