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They Already Had An Anxiety Disorder. Now Comes A Pandemic.

At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn’t worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital media strategist from Dallas, who takes medication, said his concern was less about getting sick than about the battering the economy could sustain. Would he be able to feed his family? Would there be a run […]

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Pesach With Bordeaux: Deliciousness Delivered To Your Door

With homemade traditional delicacies and decadent desserts, staying at home this Pesach will turn out to be the most palatable Pesach yet when you order with Pesach by Bordeaux. Enjoy gourmet Glatt catering options, ranging from dips to soups to mouthwatering meats – Bordeaux brings deliciousness with every bite! With a variety of options such […]

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Citing Virus, Putin Delays Vote That Would Extend His Rule

Citing the coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed a nationwide vote on proposed constitutional amendments that include a change potentially allowing him to stay in office until 2036. Putin didn’t set a new date for the plebiscite, which was originally scheduled for April 22, saying that it would depend on how the pandemic […]

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Coronavirus Closures Pushing New Us Jobless Claims Sky High

Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New Orleans’ illustrious restaurants. Today, he’s cooking for himself, at home — laid off along with hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. in a massive economic upheaval spurred by efforts to slow the spread of the […]

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Important Update Regarding the Effects of Social Distancing in Our Community

As a  result of social distancing, Kupath Ezrah of Rockland County is having difficulty reaching people for help for the community to make Pesach.  We are in a tremendous Ais Tzarah of the Rabbim.  Most importantly people’s health is endangered but also their Parnassah and ability to support their families is causing tremendous stress not […]

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Rabbi Raitport writing a Sefer Torah for the Klal Combatting COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Rav Yitzchok Raitport is a renowned Tzaddik and Talmid Chochom who lives in the heart of Boro Park.  He runs a Kollel Metzuyanim, has published over 37 seforim, and has funded over 180 Mikvaos across the world .  This past week he launched a project in which he invites […]

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GETTING WORSE IN NY/NJ: 285 Deaths And 700 Critical In NY; Nearly 4,500 Cases In NJ, 62 Deaths

The toll grows grimmer by the day: New York accounts for 30,811 positive cases, with 17,856 in New York City. 285 have died in the state, 199 in New York City. More than 2,850 people are hospitalized and 700 are being treated in intensive care. Currently there are at least: 5,066 cases in Queens 3,187 […]

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Canada Imposes Mandatory Self-Isolation For Those Returning

Canada announced Wednesday it is imposing mandatory self-isolation for those returning to Canada under the Quarantine Act. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said it will begin at midnight Wednesday and the requirement will be for 14 days. “It will be a legal obligation for people entering Canada from outside Canada,” Freeland said. “Essential workers are […]

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Ani Tefillah’s Unique Diary Helps Transform the Way You Pray

In these tumultuous and uncertain times, it is natural for us as Yidden to increase our prayers; davening that the disease ends soon, that those stricken be healed, that our parnassah doesn’t suffer. But it’s not enough to just increase the quantity of our prayers. We must always be working to improve their quality as […]

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Rural America Watches Pandemic Erupt In Cities As Fear Grows

The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America’s urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving a tractor alone through a field. But as the pandemic spreads through the U.S., […]

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Hatzalah of Union County NJ Suspends Operations Due To COVID-19

We hope this letter finds you and your families well. Your health, and the health of our dedicated members are very important to us. Effective today at 11 pm (Wednesday, March 25, 2020) Hatzalah of Union County will temporarily suspend all operations and will not respond to any calls until such time as it is […]

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In Milan: Father Of 4, Well-Known Member Of Jewish Kehilla, Dies Of The Coronavirus

Giorgio Chaim Sinigaglia, z’l, 54, a well-known member of the Jewish kehilla in Milan, Italy, succumbed to the coronavirus on Monday. Sinigaglia was well-known for his generosity and volunteer work for Jewish causes in the community, including hachnasas orchim, volunteering with the elderly, visiting the sick, collecting funds for various causes and ensuring the security […]

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‘Cacophony Of Coughing’: Inside NYC’s Virus-Besieged ERs

A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked, sleep-deprived doctors and nurses rationed to one face mask a day and wracked by worry about a dwindling number of available ventilators. Such is the reality inside New York City’s hospitals, which have become the war-zone-like epicenter of the […]

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Malfunctioning EpiPens Could Harm Patients, Companies Say

U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned the public about malfunctions involving some EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions. The Food and Drug Administration issued the warning after drugmakers Pfizer and Mylan told medical providers that the problems could cause death or serious injuries. Pfizer manufactures the injectors for Mylan, which sells them. When held […]

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BORO PARK CORONA VICTIM: Son of Radziner Rebbe, Harav Yeshaya Englard ZT”L

Harav Yeshaya Englard, z’tl, the oldest son of the Radziner Rebbe, z’tl, Rav Avraham Yissachar, and the brother of the current Rebbe, passed away from the coronavirus on Wednesday at the age of 66. Family members said that Rav Yeshaya did not have any underlying illnesses and was in good health before falling ill with […]

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Washington Agrees On Unrivaled $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the largest economic rescue bill in history. The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into […]

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Petira of R’ Yitzchock Zylberminc Z”L, Longtime Hatzolah Member In Far Rockaway

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of R’ Yitzchock Zylberminc Z”L, a long-time Hatzolah member (RL-31) in Far Rockaway. He was 56. The Niftar suffered from multiple health issues, and despite having a prosthetic leg, he remained an active Hatzolah member – responding to emergency calls as recently as three weeks ago. Unfortunately, […]

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Quarantined? YIZKOR.com Can Help You Say Kadish For Your Loved One

Due to the current situation, many Jews are faced with the inability to say Kaddish. When a person passes away the soul ascends to the heavenly court where it must face judgment for all the actions performed during its lifetime. Based on this judgment, the soul will be rewarded for its merits and punished for its […]

United Hatzalah Delivers Kimcha D’Pischa Early In Israel Due To Coronavirus

United Hatzalah volunteers across Israel have initiated a campaign working together with social services of local and regional councils to deliver food packages to those in need of financial assistance, people stuck in isolation and the elderly. Volunteers have already begun to distribute food packages in Kiryat Ata, Nahariya, Bnei Brak, Ma’alot, Yokneam, Megiddo, Arad, […]

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Biden’s Challenge: Breaking Through With Virus Response

Joe Biden is working to reassert himself in national politics three weeks after taking command of the Democratic presidential primary. Like most Americans, Biden has stayed close to home recently to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. That — and a slow shift to the new online-only reality of the campaign — has left him […]

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