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Conservatives expel MP who compared COVID vaccines to Holocaust

Lawmaker kicked out of party after tweet in which he claimed that vaccines were 'crime' comparable to the Holocaust.

Conservatives expel MP who compared COVID vaccines to Holocaust

Report: Florida surgeon general edited Covid-19 vaccine study

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo accused of making false claims of cardiac issues in study on safety of two Covid-19 vaccines.

Report: Florida surgeon general edited Covid-19 vaccine study

Sweden halts COVID vaccination for healthy children

Swedish schools remained open throughout pandemic, but severe illness in children was rare.

Sweden halts COVID vaccination for healthy children

US life expectancy lowest level in nearly 30 years

Life expectancy tumbles as the United States tries to recover from the pandemic and record levels of drug overdoses.

US life expectancy lowest level in nearly 30 years

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

North Korean dictator said to be fighting a 'serious illness' with a 'high fever' that has been revealed to be COVID-19.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un battling COVID-19

President Biden recovers from COVID-19

Presidential physician says that Biden has tested negative on antigen tests twice in last 24-hours.

President Biden recovers from COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 resulted from a lab leak

Research into gain-of function at Wuhan Institute of Virology most likely cause of pandemic.

SARS-CoV-2 resulted from a lab leak

US to lift negative COVID test requirement for air travelers

Measure removed after determination it was no longer necessary in order to help ailing tourism industry.

US to lift negative COVID test requirement for air travelers

'We are managing COVID and continuing with our lives'

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Israel's public health services, speaks about the pandemic and the serious outbreak of polio in Israel.

'We are managing COVID and continuing with our lives'

A vision softly creeping...

May we be worthy. “Purify our hearts to serve Thee in truth”

A vision softly creeping...

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

Threats targeting Jewish members of Salem, Massachusetts health body denounced as "unacceptable" and "repugnant."

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

The show must go on!

We decided to raise the “Iron Curtain” the pandemic has hung, bring [masked] women together, sing and dance and even put on a show. Op-ed.

The show must go on!

The other pandemic

It is a virus of sorts and it is certainly pandemic. Israel-Palestine is everywhere,often used to redeem an otherwise pedestrian work.Op-ed.

The other pandemic

Did a bioweapon leak or vaccine race mishap cause the pandemic?

Glenn Beck's explanation of the corona story begins in 2002, with a SARS outbreak in China that became a worldwide health threat. Op-ed.

Did a bioweapon leak or vaccine race mishap cause the pandemic?

Unprecedented times...in the merit of righteous women

The devastation of the past two years is a call to take stock.Everyone on the planet is trying to make sense of the drama that unfolded.

Unprecedented times...in the merit of righteous women

Don’t exaggerate Diaspora Jewry’s ‘distress’

Many Diaspora Jews are temporarily unable to attend events in Israel, but in the greater scheme of a pandemic, it is hardly “tragic.” Op-ed.

Don’t exaggerate Diaspora Jewry’s ‘distress’

Public disappointed with handling of COVID-19 crisis

62% of participants in poll give bad score to Prime Minister Bennett's handling of pandemic. Liberman receives the worst score.

Public disappointed with handling of COVID-19 crisis

'The right to enter Israel is the birthright of every Jew'

The Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Rabbi Warren Goldstein, says that Israel's travel ban has been traumatic for Diaspora Jews.

'The right to enter Israel is the birthright of every Jew'

Danny Danon to Israeli government: 'Let our people come home'

Ambassador Danny Danon, Chair of World Likud, calls for more flexibility to allow Diaspora Jews to enter Israel.

Danny Danon to Israeli government: 'Let our people come home'

Green Pass to return to malls and commercial facilities

Members of Israel's "Corona Cabinet" approve plan to implement Green Pass in malls and commercial facilities, subject to Knesset approval.

Green Pass to return to malls and commercial facilities

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko questions why Israel is not allowing American Jews to enter but makes exceptions for events such as Miss Universe.

Miss Universe is ok but visiting Jews are not?

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

Flyers containing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming Jews for covid where left at homes in California and North Carolina.

Anti-Semitic covid flyers found in California and North Carolina

Data shows Moderna booster shot works against omicron

Data shows Moderna booster shot increases neutralizing antibodies against the omicron variant.

Data shows Moderna booster shot works against omicron

Empowering Israeli single moms during the corona period

It is never easy being a single mom, and much harder during the corona period. Op-ed.

Empowering Israeli single moms during the corona period

Israeli PM launches Pandemic Information Center on Twitter

'The world has shown great interest, and Israel is eager to share our knowhow on COVID-19 with the world,' PM Bennett says.

Israeli PM launches Pandemic Information Center on Twitter

FDA authorizes Covid-19 boosters for all adults

The FDA has authorized Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 boosters for all adults over 18-years old.

FDA authorizes Covid-19 boosters for all adults

EU watchdog: Pandemic has led to 'rekindling' of anti-Semitism

European Agency for Fundamental Rights finds that anti-Semitism, including conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic, is increasing.

EU watchdog: Pandemic has led to 'rekindling' of anti-Semitism

Israel moving forward towards child vaccination

Government staff for managing pandemics schedules meeting to discuss vaccinating children against COVID-19.

Israel moving forward towards child vaccination

Merck Covid-19 pill may cut death risk in half

If approved for emergency use, pill would become the first widely available oral medication to treat Covid-19.

Merck Covid-19 pill may cut death risk in half

Unvaccinated woman in video hospitalized with COVID dies

A TikTok video is circulating on social media of an unvaccinated woman who is in the hospital with COVID, and who has since died.

Unvaccinated woman in video hospitalized with COVID dies

“Let them eat cake” vs the sanctity of life

The sanctity of life was at the forefront of our value system and made Israel different from her neighbors. Till now. Op-ed.

“Let them eat cake” vs the sanctity of life

UK man on trial for series of posts blaming Jews for COVID

35-year old who was previously expelled form courtroom for wearing a Nazi armband faces charges of racial hatred and breaching terror laws.

UK man on trial for series of posts blaming Jews for COVID

The Boom of Payday Loan Business During the 2021 Pandemic

The availability of credit is an important factor contributing to the recovery in economic activity after the shock

The Boom of Payday Loan Business During the 2021 Pandemic

Yeshivas and the pandemic, Here and there

Things seem to be working out for students coming to Israel, but one has to keep checking the situation. Op-ed.

Yeshivas and the pandemic, Here and there

‘Not vaccinated:’ Refusal is spreading the virus of antisemitism

Like COVID-19, anti-Semitism whipped up during the pandemic, an echo of the medieval slander that Jews spread the Black Death, remains.Op-ed

‘Not vaccinated:’ Refusal is spreading the virus of antisemitism

JFNA cancels in-person event due to COVID

The umbrella group had planned to combine online and in-person events, but cancelled the latter due to the pandemic.

JFNA cancels in-person event due to COVID

Britain lifts pandemic restrictions on daily life

Nightclubs now able to reopen and other indoor venues allowed to run at full capacity.

Britain lifts pandemic restrictions on daily life

Gap between rich and poor countries widened during pandemic

Rich countries spent up to 212 times per capita more than poor nations on social assistance to cushion unprecedented economic shock.

Gap between rich and poor countries widened during pandemic

On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

Hashem wants us to react to the global suffering that we bear witness to. The world is not at peace; much sorrow and terror still abound.

On rethinking our approach to the current state of the pandemic

Study: Coronavirus pandemic exacerbated troubles of poorest

New research debunks theory that poor people suffered the least due to lack of disruption to their monthly living stipends.

Study: Coronavirus pandemic exacerbated troubles of poorest

Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

YU has felt the pain of loss from the pandemic and the recent Meron disaster.

Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

New study: Pandemic saw surge in Bavarian antisemitism

New study finds that antisemitic incidents in German state rose by 30 percent in 2020 versus 2019.

New study: Pandemic saw surge in Bavarian antisemitism

Polish reality TV star turned politician goes on Jew hating rant

Councillor for town of Olecka says that Jews are behind a plan to "murder us and take over."

Polish reality TV star turned politician goes on Jew hating rant

Report: Berlin sees pandemic spike in anti-Semitic attacks

Anti-Semitism commissioner admits that German capital "has an anti-Semitism problem."

Report: Berlin sees pandemic spike in anti-Semitic attacks

Israel pioneers a political phenomenon: the vaccine election

Israel is the first, but there will be other vaccine elections soon, and politicians will be judged by how they protected the public Op-ed.

Israel pioneers a political phenomenon: the vaccine election

US sees travel surge, as 1.5 million pass through airports

For the first time since the pandemic began over a year ago, 1.5 million travellers entered the United States on Sunday.

US sees travel surge, as 1.5 million pass through airports

How should we solve the problem of screen time for kids?

Pandemic life includes a lot of screen time for kids. Is it time to cut back?

How should we solve the problem of screen time for kids?

In managing the pandemic, Netanyahu resisted deadly populism

Despite criticisms leveled against him by political rivals, Benjamin Netanyahu’s COVID-19 policies have helped Israel avert disaster.Op-ed/

In managing the pandemic, Netanyahu resisted deadly populism

The blindspot of NYAG Letitia James

Brutal attacks on the US Asian population have skyrocketed since the emergence of the coronavirus, but so has anti-Semitism. Op-ed.

The blindspot of NYAG Letitia James

After corona: What will we do with our health? our lives?

Let us hope we remember those we lost to the coronavirus and that our main goal is not health, but that health enables us to strive for it.

After corona: What will we do with our health? our lives?

Coronavirus, one year later: How the pandemic has changed us

Has the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered human behavior?

Coronavirus, one year later: How the pandemic has changed us

Top health official: The coronavirus is still here

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis disputes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s assertion that Israel has overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

Top health official: The coronavirus is still here

Out of the depths of winter - a society of fear

This pandemic has created is a society of fear, even from those methods that can relieve the fear, along with apathy to the elections. Op-ed

Out of the depths of winter - a society of fear

Managing an offshore business during COVID-19 pandemic

We are living in very uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people`s lives completely.

Managing an offshore business during COVID-19 pandemic

So how was Purim 2021?

This year I heard Megilat Esther outside wearing a coat in the cold, under a Jerusalem street light.

So how was Purim 2021?

A pregnant pause to consider vaccine denial

Grieving relatives of the Israeli mother and fetus who died of COVID-19 should not have to argue with arrogant, ignorant anti-vaxxers. Op-ed

A pregnant pause to consider vaccine denial

The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The Torah is extremely careful about not risking lives, so Purim mitzvot should be observed in moderation, following health directives.

The laws of Purim during the corona pandemic

The Global Village or a Global Death Trap?

The party may be over. Viral epidemics will probably remain an integral part of twenty first century Western civilization. Opinion.

The Global Village or a Global Death Trap?

In the morning sun

What is the vision for this new refresh of society which we are now building? Opinion.

In the morning sun

Can we open the schools?

Has the imposed social isolation caused emotional damage to thousands of children who need in-person instruction and peer interaction? Op-ed

Can we open the schools?