Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

Rosh Hashannah in lockdown – an opportunity for Tikun

The lack of mass prayers and family meals are liable to cause sadness, but we must make an effort and use the time for tikun.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Friday, 1:14 PM
Coronavirus lockdown to begin at 2:00 p.m.

Coronavirus lockdown to begin at 2:00 p.m.

7,000 police officers and soldiers will be deployed across the country to enforce the restrictions.Elad Benari, Friday, 7:37 AM
Netanyahu: The lockdown is becoming a joke

Netanyahu: The lockdown is becoming a joke

PM scolds Coronavirus Czar: 'Did we imprison people in their homes for no benefit? What will we tell the citizens afterwards?'Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:19 PM
Netanyahu considering imposing even harsher lockdown

Netanyahu considering imposing even harsher lockdown

PM consults with Coronavirus Czar and top health officials as he considers imposing even greater restrictions in upcoming lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 6:12 PM
7,000 police, soldiers to enforce lockdown

7,000 police, soldiers to enforce lockdown

Head of police operations division explains how police will enforce High Holidays lockdown.Gary Willig, Thursday, 5:26 PM
Women conquer Mars, men crouch outside Venus

Women conquer Mars, men crouch outside Venus

Despite the data, systemic treatment in cases of violence between spouses refers to women automatically as victims of violence. OpinionMordechai Sones, Thursday, 1:32 PM
Domestic abuse during a lockdown

Domestic abuse during a lockdown

During the lockdown, women in abusive situations must have access to help, but those with prior traumas also suffer when in isolation. Op-edRachel Avraham, Thursday, 1:00 PM
Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Rosh Hashanah 5781: Only together

Fellow Israelis, this lockdown is a second chance and we must take it because we will not, I fear, get a third one.President Reuven Rivlin, Thursday, 12:50 PM
Reporter Avi Yemini sues Australian lockdown police for false arrest, assault

Reporter Avi Yemini sues Australian lockdown police for false arrest, assault

Rebel Media's Avi Yemini: 'Suddenly, a police commander walked up to me, jabbed me in the chest, and ordered his troops to arrest me.'Mordechai Sones, Thursday, 10:57 AM
Israeli physicians, scientists to hold anti-lockdown demonstration

Israeli physicians, scientists to hold anti-lockdown demonstration

'Doctors and scientists demand halt to closure, the decision of which to impose is based on zero transparent information to the public.'Mordechai Sones, Thursday, 10:00 AM
The reason for the High Holidays lockdown

The reason for the High Holidays lockdown

Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center report shows increased morbidity across the Israeli population.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 6:51 PM
After resigning, Litzman calls on haredim to take to the streets

After resigning, Litzman calls on haredim to take to the streets

United Torah Judaism chief who resigned from government calls on haredim to protest upcoming holiday lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 1:41 PM
Yair Lapid: 'This lockdown is a mistake and a disaster'

Yair Lapid: 'This lockdown is a mistake and a disaster'

'The doctors are telling you to stop,' says Opposition Leader Yair Lapid. 'None of this is being done professionally, it isn't planned out.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 11:36 AM
'Lockdowns don't reduce deaths - they just delay them'

'Lockdowns don't reduce deaths - they just delay them'

Doctors urge Netanyahu to cancel lockdown as immunology expert warns that lockdown won't be able to reduce number of coronavirus deaths.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 2:46 PM
Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem's open-air market, to remain open during lockdown

Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem's open-air market, to remain open during lockdown

Jerusalem mayor announces largest market in region will remain open during lockdown, praises change of policy.Hezki Baruch, Tuesday, 2:16 PM
How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

How will buses and trains operate during lockdown?

Buses, trains, to operate at 50% capacity, during limited hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 1:26 PM
Private daycares to remain open during lockdown?

Private daycares to remain open during lockdown?

'Private preschools are essential for Israel's economy, will reopen immediately following holiday,' Private Preschool Forum says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 10:15 AM
The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

We are signing an historic peace treaty while preparing to enter a lockdown. How to explain the contrast?Sivan Rahav-Meir , Monday, 10:44 PM
Ben Gurion Airport will not close during lockdown

Ben Gurion Airport will not close during lockdown

Citizen leaving home for airport must bring valid ticket 4 hours before flight and will be allowed unlimited movement beyond 500 meters.Mordechai Sones, Monday, 7:11 PM
Liberman: Netanyahu using lockdown to stop protests

Liberman: Netanyahu using lockdown to stop protests

Yisrael Beyteinu chairman says decision to impose lockdown on High Holidays is opposed by Coronavirus Czar, purely political.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 6:54 PM
Who explains the coronavirus guidelines to the public?

Who explains the coronavirus guidelines to the public?

'Public's conduct is first tool in war against coronavirus, following guidelines is crucial to preventing infection,' MK Shelah says.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 5:06 PM
Watch: Netanyahu announces new lockdown

Watch: Netanyahu announces new lockdown

The Independent announced that Israel was the 1st country worldwide to impose a second CV-19 lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 4:05 PM
Lapid: The public won't obey lockdown order

Lapid: The public won't obey lockdown order

Opposition head says he is against civil disobedience, but the people do not trust the government on coronavirus anymore.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 3:12 PM
Leftist protester issues call to protest organizers: 'Stop the demonstrations'

Leftist protester issues call to protest organizers: 'Stop the demonstrations'

Anti-Netanyahu demonstrator calls for halt in demonstrations to honor lockdown. 'We're in favor of unity, give it a chance.'103FM, Monday, 2:11 PM
Prof. Gabi Barabash: '1,000 new cases a day? That's a scandal'

Prof. Gabi Barabash: '1,000 new cases a day? That's a scandal'

Former Health Min. official slams promise to weigh ending lockdown if infections drop to 1,000 per day. 'Waste of billions of shekels.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 1:41 PM
'Will the lockdown actually end after three weeks? No one knows'

'Will the lockdown actually end after three weeks? No one knows'

Lockdown will cost at least 10 billion shekels, says Likud minister, warning there is no guarantee lockdown will actually end after 3 weeks.David Rosenberg, Monday, 1:19 PM
Yoav Galant: 'There was no other option, we'll need to reopen gradually'

Yoav Galant: 'There was no other option, we'll need to reopen gradually'

Education Min. Galant says lockdown was only option, better to avoid protests during lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, Monday, 10:11 AM
MK Naftali Bennett: Hammer's blow to hundreds of thousands of self-employed and unemployed

MK Naftali Bennett: Hammer's blow to hundreds of thousands of self-employed and unemployed

Yamina chairman demands that Netanyahu formulate a clear plan to exit the quarantine.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2020, 11:00 PM
Hotel Association chief: Lockdown will bring us down

Hotel Association chief: Lockdown will bring us down

Hotels warn of massive losses if Israel imposes another lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2020, 8:17 PM
Schools to remain open until Friday ahead of national lockdown

Schools to remain open until Friday ahead of national lockdown

Schools to remain open until Friday, rather than close Wednesday. Government expected to vote in favor of national lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2020, 5:39 PM
Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

Litzman threatens to resign over Rosh Hashannah lockdown

Several ministers oppose plan to implement 2-week lockdown beginning this Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2020, 9:10 AM
Ministers expected to oppose lockdown plan: 'Extreme and insane'

Ministers expected to oppose lockdown plan: 'Extreme and insane'

Economy Min. Peretz promises to vote against lockdown, says 'economic coronavirus plague no less severe' than actual plague.Hezki Baruch, 9/12/2020, 11:30 PM
Schools to close Wednesday ahead of nationwide lockdown beginning Friday

Schools to close Wednesday ahead of nationwide lockdown beginning Friday

Lockdown plan calls for closure of businesses and schools, as well as reduced public transportation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2020, 9:23 PM
Health Ministry considering travel ban during possible lockdown

Health Ministry considering travel ban during possible lockdown

New national lockdown could include total ban on all air travel to and from Israel, senior Health Ministry official says.David Rosenberg, 9/11/2020, 11:22 AM
Full lockdown to be imposed for High Holidays

Full lockdown to be imposed for High Holidays

Israel to enter lockdown for 2 weeks beginning on or before Rosh Hashannah, the Coronavirus Cabinet decides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2020, 10:36 PM
Netanyahu: Hospitals are waving a red flag

Netanyahu: Hospitals are waving a red flag

Prime Minister proposes declaring a 2-week lockdown while other ministers insist on holding only nightly curfews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2020, 8:38 PM
Coronavirus Cabinet discusses High Holidays lockdown

Coronavirus Cabinet discusses High Holidays lockdown

Prime Minister proposes 2-3 week lockdown in month of Tishrei, faces opposition from several ministers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2020, 7:08 PM
Health Ministry recommends closure on holidays

Health Ministry recommends closure on holidays

Senior HM official: 'We're in direction of national epidemic, even in green cities. Therefore, traffic light model currently cannot work.'Mordechai Sones, 9/10/2020, 9:59 AM
Tomorrow: Decision on Rosh Hashanah lockdown

Tomorrow: Decision on Rosh Hashanah lockdown

Coronavirus Cabinet to decide on whether to institute full or partial lockdown on Rosh Hashanah, limits on size of prayer gatherings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2020, 10:59 PM
Night curfew in Bnei Brak - 'The economic impact is devastating'

Night curfew in Bnei Brak - 'The economic impact is devastating'

As one of the 40 "red" zones to be subjected to night curfew, Bnei Brak's streets are deserted from 7 p.m.Y Rabinovitz, 9/9/2020, 11:25 AM
Government passes final list of cities to face daily curfews

Government passes final list of cities to face daily curfews

40 cities and towns across Israel to be placed under curfew every day, starting Tuesday evening.David Rosenberg, 9/8/2020, 12:15 PM
Dave Portnoy shares COVID lockdown lessons

Dave Portnoy shares COVID lockdown lessons

Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy joins Tucker Carlson to explain how he survived 6 months of coronavirus lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2020, 9:20 AM
Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch: 'Lockdown has already been tried and failed'

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch: 'Lockdown has already been tried and failed'

"I refuse to be dictated to," says Bloch, who only found out about the impending lockdown in Beit Shemesh via the media.Orly Harari, 9/6/2020, 7:13 PM
300 test positive in Karmiel yeshiva, mayor posts security guards outside

300 test positive in Karmiel yeshiva, mayor posts security guards outside

Around 90% of students have no symptoms & life goes on in yeshiva-turned-coronavirus hotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2020, 6:40 PM
IDF soldiers will be diverted to help police enforce lockdown

IDF soldiers will be diverted to help police enforce lockdown

Hundreds of IDF soldiers to be deployed across Israel to help police enforce next week's lockdown in 31 towns and parts of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2020, 9:18 PM
'3,074 test coronavirus positive in one day'

'3,074 test coronavirus positive in one day'

Coronavirus coordinator Prof. Ronni Gamzu recommends expanding list of cities defined 'red'.Mordechai Sones, 9/3/2020, 9:02 AM
Hamas announces 48-hour coronavirus lockdown in Gaza

Hamas announces 48-hour coronavirus lockdown in Gaza

Hamas imposes lockdown on Gaza after four coronavirus patients discovered outside quarantine facilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2020, 8:25 AM
All zoomed out

All zoomed out

Our Sages characterized it best by saying that a student’s eyes should see his teacher not only when he is teaching but throughout life.Rabbi Berel Wein, 8/24/2020, 11:36 AM
New research shows that countries headed by women have fewer coronavirus victims

New research shows that countries headed by women have fewer coronavirus victims

Women leaders quicker to impose lockdowns, value lives over potential economic consequences.Nissan Tzur, 8/18/2020, 10:55 PM
Israel’s last chance to defeat the outbreak without lockdowns

Israel’s last chance to defeat the outbreak without lockdowns

We can prevent a lockdown, but it requires all of us to observe directives very carefully. Israel's coronavirus coordinator weighs in. Oped.Professor Ronni Gamzu, 8/9/2020, 1:37 PM
Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Turning synagogues into mausoleums makes no sense

Is the policy for shuls a good one? Is taking up a bazooka to kill a cockroach a good plan? In public health you must use common senseSteve Apfel, 7/20/2020, 8:02 PM
We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown!

We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown!

The NGO Sahar noted a 350% increase in calls due to mental distress during and since the first lockdown. We ignore this at our peril.Rachel Avraham, 7/16/2020, 6:56 PM
Coronavirus hits 8200 Intelligence Unit

Coronavirus hits 8200 Intelligence Unit

More than a hundred unit soldiers rest positive, number in isolation steadily rising. Health Ministry: We're approaching need for closure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 10:59 PM
Senior Likud minister calls for 10-day nationwide lockdown

Senior Likud minister calls for 10-day nationwide lockdown

Israeli economy reopened too fast, claims Minister Yuval Steinitz, calling for 10-day nationwide lockdown to get pandemic under control.David Rosenberg, 7/13/2020, 11:52 AM
Hebrew University researchers recommend tightening restrictions next week

Hebrew University researchers recommend tightening restrictions next week

Decision early next week on tightening preventive measures including full closure: 'There is evidence of some stabilization in spread.'Mordechai Sones, 7/12/2020, 5:38 PM
Lockdowns begin in neighborhoods across Israel

Lockdowns begin in neighborhoods across Israel

Parts of Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Ramle, Lod, and Kiryat Malachi placed under lockdown Friday afternoon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2020, 1:23 PM
Lockdowns on additional areas in Israel

Lockdowns on additional areas in Israel

Neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Lod, Kiryat Malachi, and Ramla declared "restricted areas" as of Friday at 1:00 p.m.Ido Ben Porat, 7/9/2020, 11:55 PM