The Global Village or a Global Death Trap?

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.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 2/18/2021, 11:59 PM
In the morning sun

In the morning sun

What is the vision for this new refresh of society which we are now building? Opinion.Dr. Devorah Ungar, 2/15/2021, 7:14 AM
Can we open the schools?

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-edDavid Rubin, 2/13/2021, 8:46 PM
Joel Kotkin thinks about God and the pandemic

Joel Kotkin thinks about God and the pandemic

Joel Kotkin assesses what’s happening in American religious culture today as the pandemic continues to take its toll.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2021, 3:07 AM
The lesson of Parshat Sheqalim: Get vaccinated!!!

The lesson of Parshat Sheqalim: Get vaccinated!!!

When the chips are down, God commands us to transcend our selfishness and coalesce into a unified whole.Rabbi Prof. Jeffrey R. Woolf, 2/9/2021, 10:23 AM
Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Pandemic – The great equalizer and unifier

Faith is not diminished when we ask.  Faith is the reason why we ask.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 2/6/2021, 6:43 PM
Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

If you need help, don't be ashamed to ask for help - and meanwhile, find joy in a corona shidduch story!Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/4/2021, 8:51 AM
'The pandemic encourages Aliyah, but also inhibits it'

'The pandemic encourages Aliyah, but also inhibits it'

The coronavirus brings with it fear and a kind of darkness. As Jews, our light knows how to overcome this darkness as wellDr. Sam Minskoff, 1/29/2021, 4:27 PM
Telling our story to the next generation – no matter what

Telling our story to the next generation – no matter what

An educator's mission during this period is teaching our meaningful story of continuity, brave leaders and how we can overcome difficulties.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 1/28/2021, 11:54 AM
Interview: Israelis starting to protest lockdowns

Interview: Israelis starting to protest lockdowns

Many parents and children are tired of schools being closed during the epidemic. Now they are going out for a protest.Israel News Talk Radio, 1/28/2021, 1:04 AM
Anti-Semitism is on the march from Kuwait to Tunisia

Anti-Semitism is on the march from Kuwait to Tunisia

It has always surged to the surface in times of social, political and economic uncertainty, now made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.Amjad Taha, 1/24/2021, 1:00 PM
Researchers: Current deadly US coronavirus surge has peaked

Researchers: Current deadly US coronavirus surge has peaked

While another surge of COVID-19 remains possible, the number of new daily infections has been steadily declining in most states.NPR, 1/22/2021, 6:59 AM
Israeli medical workers protest government handling of pandemic

Israeli medical workers protest government handling of pandemic

Doctors from 7 hotels protest lack of funding amidst COVID pandemic.i24NEWS, 1/21/2021, 10:50 PM
One year ago, the United Nations colluded with China - and Covid spread all over

One year ago, the United Nations colluded with China - and Covid spread all over

In January 2020, WHO gave China the reins of the virus' investigation. They reported no evidence of human to human transmission. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 1/20/2021, 3:19 PM
In these days of suspended life

In these days of suspended life

A fleeting moment, the echo of a memory. Can we choose a random moment in Time, and remember it for the rest of our lives? Op-ed.Dr. Devorah Ungar, 1/19/2021, 10:30 PM
God's role in the pandemic

God's role in the pandemic

This week's online initiative for children: The Hebrew word for pandemic is in yesterday's Torah reading.Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 1/17/2021, 9:25 PM
How does Dubai fight corona compared to Israel?

How does Dubai fight corona compared to Israel?

There is a crucial difference between the response of the population of Dubai and that of Israel. Op-ed.Mendi Safadi, 1/16/2021, 7:31 PM
G-d is in control

G-d is in control

It was at this time of year that Pharaoh declared that G-d is in control. And with COVID, we are coming to terms with something similar.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/15/2021, 9:21 AM
On marginalization and vaccination

On marginalization and vaccination

It is axiomatic that if there is a world view we hold as a society, some thoughts are marginalized as they undermine that society. Op-ed.Dr. Moshe Leibler, 1/11/2021, 11:35 AM
Taking a shot

Taking a shot

I do not understand the basis for being against this vaccination in certain groups of individuals in the Jewish religious world. Op-ed.Rabbi Berel Wein, 1/5/2021, 10:30 PM
A drive around Manhattan

A drive around Manhattan

This will be a long, dark winter in America, one that will test our well being, even our sanity. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 12/30/2020, 4:23 PM
The tug of war between covid regulations and human nature

The tug of war between covid regulations and human nature

Human nature must be addressed in evaluating covid regulations. The rules must be kept, but the gov't can't expect 100% compliance. Opinion.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 12/28/2020, 8:30 PM
The second pandemic: Misinformation

The second pandemic: Misinformation

Now that we are in the midst of vaccine distribution, we must not let ignorance or weariness sidetrack us.Health directives save lives.Op-edDr. Daniel Stone, 12/28/2020, 6:14 AM
'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic

'Grandma is in Isolation': A book for children about the pandemic

Very young children must be wondering, perhaps fearfully, why their grandparents disappeared. A new upbeat book makes it clear. Op-ed.Rochel Sylvetsky, 12/27/2020, 12:37 PM
Orthodox community’s battle against COVID-induced rise in abuse

Orthodox community’s battle against COVID-induced rise in abuse

Amudim records unprecedented 69% rise in new caseloads since the start of pandemic and the subsequent lockdownsArutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2020, 7:08 AM
Trump: 'Pandemic may have begun in China but it will end here'

Trump: 'Pandemic may have begun in China but it will end here'

Fox News says that following the FDA's approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, gov't to move ahead with mass vaccination 'very quickly.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2020, 10:02 PM
How Remote Workers Can Keep Their Data Safe When Working From Home

How Remote Workers Can Keep Their Data Safe When Working From Home

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has brought about a surge in remote workers, with nearly half (46.6%) of employed people working some of the tSponsored Content, 12/11/2020, 9:20 AM
Europe is a mega-Disneyland trembling before COVID-19

Europe is a mega-Disneyland trembling before COVID-19

All we see in Europe is talking heads advocating lockdown - the same ones who said masks are useless, there is no need for tests. Opionion..Giulio Meotti, 12/5/2020, 6:30 PM
A light unto the nations

A light unto the nations

We are creating now the world in which the next generation will be living.  How do we want it to look?Dr. Devorah Ungar, 10/28/2020, 2:20 PM
The day after the Covid crisis is over

The day after the Covid crisis is over

Rav Yehuda Amital's description of the changes he witnessed as a survivor are analogous to Noah before and after the Deluge. And ours?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/27/2020, 9:57 AM
How can we educate during the pandemic period?

How can we educate during the pandemic period?

Education given at home has a far greater impact than any educational institution's, and is always the primary responsibility of parents.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/25/2020, 7:00 PM
How will the world remember COVID?”

How will the world remember COVID?”

How many lines will COVID-19 take up in human history?Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, 10/24/2020, 7:00 PM
Cuomo warned the Jews. About Cuomo.

Cuomo warned the Jews. About Cuomo.

Did Gov. Andrew Cuomo realize that shortly after he himself warned Jews they might be pandemic scapegoats, he blamed them for it? Op-edJoe Duenas, 10/23/2020, 1:00 PM
How the State of Israel can help its citizens mental health during the pandemic

How the State of Israel can help its citizens mental health during the pandemic

Israel must address the psychological needs of citizens during the pandemic in addition to economic and physical health issues. Op-ed.Rachel Avraham, 10/19/2020, 2:23 PM
What is the pandemic telling us?

What is the pandemic telling us?

When troubles occur, the Torah advises us to take advantage of them to examine our actions. This plague forced the world to look inward.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/17/2020, 8:43 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
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
Be careful of the PLAN-demic Jewish Cult

Be careful of the PLAN-demic Jewish Cult

I have decided that I must write against the few people in the Torah world who call this the "alleged" covid crisis. It costs lives. Op-ed.Shmuel Sackett, 10/11/2020, 9:00 AM
A closer look at ourselves

A closer look at ourselves

You want to live only for yourself? So go into isolation only with yourself.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 10/8/2020, 10:00 PM
What are they thinking? A mask is not a political statement

What are they thinking? A mask is not a political statement

Orthodox Jews protesting, dancing at Sukkot celebrations, praying inside secretly? Stop it! Worry about all of us, and yourselves! Op-ed.Ronn Torossian‏, 10/7/2020, 1:10 PM
Simchat Torah during a pandemic

Simchat Torah during a pandemic

Now is the time to reflect upon our individual Torah connection and remember the imperative to protect our lives. Op-ed.Touro and NY Medical College, 10/6/2020, 6:00 PM
From Crisis to Prosperity: How to beat COVID-19

From Crisis to Prosperity: How to beat COVID-19

COVID-19 has opened a window of opportunity for us to launch the State of Israel an entire generation forward. We can do it. Here's how.Naftali Bennett, 10/5/2020, 1:45 PM
The time is now

The time is now

Let's take a page from the lives of the Ushpizin.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/4/2020, 9:27 AM
NJ refuses to close down Lakewood despite fears of anti-Semitism

NJ refuses to close down Lakewood despite fears of anti-Semitism

NJ Gov. Murphy says he doesn't want to place county on lockdown, asserts situation is under control.Eitan Divinsky, 10/3/2020, 10:32 PM
A temporary dwelling and the global pandemic

A temporary dwelling and the global pandemic

The sukkah, symbolizing the transience of the material world, takes on new meaning in a time when a plague has subdued human arrogance.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 10/3/2020, 8:24 PM
Europe: if God is dead, death becomes God

Europe: if God is dead, death becomes God

In the midst of the pandemic that killed 30,000, Spain is passing a euthenasia law, part of Europe's destruction of the individual. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 9/22/2020, 4:08 PM
Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know the answer

Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know the answer

We are treatng the plague's symptoms but not its underlying cause.We need the language of teshuva and a deeper, spiritual healing. first.Tzvi Fishman, 9/10/2020, 1:35 PM
The Parsha and Current Events: The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The Parsha and Current Events: The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The virus is not going away so quickly. Difficulties in life are Hashem’s messages to us to improve our ways.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 9/9/2020, 9:21 AM
The Daily Portion / This year: Aspire to more

The Daily Portion / This year: Aspire to more

Instead of the battle for the basics in the throes of a pandemic, let us aspire to more. The Hebrew name for the coming year tells us to.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 8/30/2020, 9:16 AM
How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

We are faced with many issues relating to the pandemic and High Holydays this year, but the depth of our prayers has not changed. Op-ed.Larry Gordon, 8/30/2020, 4:00 AM
COVID-19 is one part public health, one part palaver

COVID-19 is one part public health, one part palaver

Is there nothing and nobody with a respect for science? Experts even? Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 8/9/2020, 5:25 PM
How should we look at the pandemic during the Three Weeks?

How should we look at the pandemic during the Three Weeks?

The global pandemic we are in today is a lot like the punishment for the Second Temple, it is a long unending saga with no end in sight. Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 7/13/2020, 1:40 PM
Analysis: How bad is Israel's ‘Second Wave’ of the coronavirus?

Analysis: How bad is Israel's ‘Second Wave’ of the coronavirus?

Putting the ‘Second Wave’ of the coronavirus into perspective.David Rosenberg, 7/5/2020, 10:00 PM
Don't run away

Don't run away

Every Jew outside Israel should begin preparations to come home as soon as possible, but not because of riots, looting or Covid-19. Op-edShmuel Sackett, 6/6/2020, 11:59 PM
Going back to Egypt has never been a positive solution

Going back to Egypt has never been a positive solution

The uncertainty of the future that is descending upon us can make us anxious but we have to live with the fact that the world has changed.Rabbi Berel Wein, 6/6/2020, 10:18 PM
Israel was not ready when the virus struck. But who was?

Israel was not ready when the virus struck. But who was?

To defeat an enemy, you need for life to have meaning. And that is the case in Israel and explains its success in the pandemic. Opinion.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 5/26/2020, 3:58 PM