Speaking at Haaretz's Judaism Conference, Trump's ambassador to Israel says lack of 'fluency' in Judaism is the 'greatest threat of all' ■ Isaac Herzog says Jewish Agency has handed out $6M in loans to Jewish communities, says 'no doubt' coronavirus will lead to aliyah uptick ■ Watch
Danielle Ziri is Haaretz's New York correspondent
Due to pandemic, conference will be held virtually. President Rivlin, U.S. Ambassador Friedman and new Diaspora minister to attend. On the agenda: Israel’s duty towards Jewish communities in time of coronavirus
'Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential,' said the U.S. president, 'I'm correcting this injustice'
Free on-site testing twice a week to patients and staff at all nursing homes in the city begin next week, but Jewish facilities are facing a dire shortage of protective equipment
Religious ceremonies involving up to 10 people will be permitted across New York State with ‘strict social distancing guidelines’ to avoid coronavirus infections
Move comes amid concern over spiking anti-Semitic sentiment during the pandemic, with the N.Y.C. mayor causing controversy over warnings to 'the Jewish community'
What do young, Israel-loving U.S. liberals think about potential Israeli annexation of West Bank settlements? Haaretz speaks to some to find out if this could be the end of a beautiful friendship
The legislation allocates $10 million over five years to Holocaust education in the U.S. and provides for a centralized curriculum database
Anti-Defamation League logged 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents in the United States last year – the most since it started keeping such records in 1979
New Jersey also suffers unprecedented increase: ‘No population should have to endure such hate,’ says ADL deputy regional director
Tola’as Yaakov synagogue reportedly issued with cease-and-desist order by city officials after chaotic funeral for rabbi and subsequent memorial attended by some 100 congregants
Former president of synagogue in New Rochelle, an initial U.S. epicenter for the coronavirus, says people are missing the physical sense of community ‘tremendously,’ but a rush to reopen shuls must be avoided
Three female nurses working in U.S. hospitals reveal how their Judaism is helping them through the most challenging time of their professional lives
The GOP, the website’s Jewish organizers claim, has an anti-Semitism problem that needs to be acknowledged; ZOA’s Morton Klein calls initiative the ‘height of ludicrous political bias’
Never Again Action and other groups are increasingly worried about the safety and health of detained undocumented migrants, so demonstrators have taken to their cars to keep the protest going
As the backlash continues over the mayor’s ‘Jewish community’ tweet, we probe his relations with the community during his six years in office
Ultra-Orthodox community targeted by biased media coverage now suffering covert and veiled attacks on mainstream social media, group reports
Members of the Hasidic community tell Haaretz the reactions more likely indicate an unwillingness to be associated with them: ‘It’s like a moderate Muslim saying, “Hey I’m not Al-Qaida!”’
With a rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric in America, many worry that the N.Y.C. mayor's comments could spark further scapegoating and conspiracy theories about Jews and the coronavirus
N.Y.C. mayor says he will 'not tolerate any anti-Semitism,' but reiterates that he had not seen such behavior anywhere else ■ Jewish groups tweet pictures of crowds gathering in Central Park earlier that day
Critics say Bill de Blasio singling out a community threatened by hate crimes, and point to crowds gathering for flyover as evidence of double standard
Some 3,500 from New York and New Jersey communities have donated, says one of the organizers behind the drive
With a disproportionately elderly community, Jewish assisted-living facilities are facing an unprecedented crisis as COVID-19 continues its spread across the United States
Grafton Thomas now faces 10 federal charges with each count carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison, but 'is unable to assist properly in his defense'
However, group of some 20 doctors serving the Lakewood community in New Jersey publish a letter on Sunday warning that 'the virus is still spreading and causing new infections'
Florida is among the 10 hardest-hit states with 19,895 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday; death toll climbs in N.Y.C. as U.S. crosses 22,000 dead
Prominent organizations provide seder kits and meals to those most affected by the coronavirus, offer discussions on community during the Passover meal
The law was named after Josef Neumann, who lost his life to injuries sustained during a December anti-Semitic attack in Monsey
Israel’s decision to go on lockdown early and recognize the severity of the problem widely cited as a key factor. ‘New York felt like it’s not a question of if you will get infected – it’s a question of when,’ says one returnee
‘It is important to remember that viruses do not discriminate, and neither should we,’ the Jewish federation co-president in Rockland County says