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They say that life is a journey and for me that also applies to books.  Not so much the process of the reading, but the process of the finding.  When you consider the amount of time and the intellectual investment required in reading and study, a good book is hard to find.  I have no problem changing the channel on the television, but once committed to a book I have a harder time putting it away without finishing, even if it has not lived up to expectation.  Last month I read a glowing review about a new book called Josephus, The Jewish Wars, A Biography.  Josephus was a Jewish aristocrat and leader in the Israel at the time of Roman occupation.  He participated in the resistance to Rome before his capture and confinement to a Roman camp....READ MORE.

 
 
     
   
   

           
 
   
           
     
           
     
  The Times of Israel
Netanyahu aide reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Cabinet discussion on tightening virus restrictions delayed

Forced to leave school, Jewish college students unite in Zoom University Hillel

In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

Labor’s Peretz and Shmuli on the way to unity government – reports

  Kveller
Marc Maron’s Netflix Special Is Prime Pandemic Comedy for Stressed-Out Parents

HBO’s ‘The Plot Against America’ Captures the Beauty of Judaism

Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ Is Yiddish, Feminist, and Just What We Need Right Now

Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets in Hebrew, Bringing Joy to Jews All Over

Sick of Quarantine Parenting? Shabbat Is the Antidote.

 
  JPost.com - Homepage
Three die as coronavirus death toll rises to 15

Why didn’t the ultra-Orthodox take coronavirus seriously? - analysis

Gov't considering quarantining haredi cities over high coronavirus rates

Leader of ultra-Orthodox world calls for lone prayer due to coronavirus

Labor Chairman Amir Peretz, MK Shmuli to join Netanyahu-led government

           
     
  Jewish WeekJewish Week
El Al Halts Flights, Israel Restricts Seders, Yeshiva Produces Face Shields

Benny Gantz Takes Knesset Speaker Post As His Prime Minister Hopes Break Down

Lin-Manuel Miranda Breaks Up Twitter Debate Among Quarantined Israeli Journalists — In Hebrew

On Sunday, The Rabbi Logged On To Zoom: A Bride And Groom Were Waiting

The ABCs (and Fs) of Distance Learning

  NYT > World > Middle East
Oil Prices Crash, Virus Hits, Commerce Stops: Iraq Is in Trouble.

Egypt’s Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It

U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

As Turkey Ends Inquiry, Prospects Dim for Justice in Khashoggi Killing

  Forward
Many Jewish parents press on with circumcision amidst outbreak - while others opt for delay

Pollsters asked Americans to name a Jew. The most common answer was Jesus.

Bernie Sanders’ Florida campaign office vandalized with swastikas

New Jersey man arrested for threatening Jews for ignoring quarantine

Coronavirus-related deaths on the rise among the Jewish poor

 
       
     
  Aish.com: Holidays
Passover and Corona: A Message of Hope

Freedom Can’t Wait: A Charlie Harary Passover Video

What is Passover?

Passover’s Three Steps to Personal Freedom

The First Quarantine in Egypt

 
  Jew or Not Jew
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Rabbi Matondo

Richard Willstatter

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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
New Jersey man arrested after threatening Orthodox Jews for ignoring coronavirus restrictions

Bernie Sanders’ Florida campaign office vandalized with swastikas

Conservative pastor says spread of coronavirus in synagogues is punishment from God

Gaza protest rallies canceled due to coronavirus

Hundreds attend funeral of religious leader in central Israel, flouting Health Ministry directives

 
   
       
     
  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Coronavirus Testing Pilot to Launch

15th Israeli Dies, Number of COVID-19 Cases Skyrockets Over 4,200

Jerusalem’s Prima Palace Hotel to Become COVID-19 Recovery Hotel

Kfar Chabad Moves to Complete Lockdown After Coronavirus Spreads in Village

Israel Transfers Respiratory Machines to Arab Hospitals in Eastern Jerusalem

 
  Washington Jewish Week
In a possible sign of what’s to come, this JCC has already laid off 176 people because of the coronavirus

Latest coronavirus news from Jewish communities around the world

At Temple Micah, ‘we’re trying to figure out how to do this online’

2-day-old local relief fund has raised $2.7 million

On Sunday, the rabbi logged on to Zoom: A bride and groom were waiting

 
  My Jewish Learning
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Daily Guide to Our Zoom Events, Livestreams and Other Online Resources

Blessing for Bar and Bat Mitzvah Kids Impacted by the Coronavirus

 
           
           
         

           
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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