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Sephardic Jews and Electric Shavers – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| May 10, 2020

By Rabbi Haim Jachter | May 07, 2020 Rav Ovadia on Electric Shavers Many of Shaarei Orahs male congregants are concerned about Rav Ovadia Yosefs ruling (Yabia Omer 9 Yoreh Deah 10:15) regarding electric razors.

The Things We Love – lareviewofbooks

| May 10, 2020

MAY 9, 2020 THE LEVY FAMILYS roots connect them to a place and a community that no longer exists. The place was the port city of Ottoman Salonica, present-day Thessaloniki, Greece, one of the few cities in modern Europe ever to claim a Jewish majority.

Will Blood Plasma From Recovered Patients Help in the Treatment of COVID-19? – Brooklyn Reader

| May 10, 2020

The Jewish community recently held a blood drive, urging people who recovered from the deadly novel coronavirus to donate. Oholei Torah in Crown Heights and Flatbushs Sephardic Community Center were two of the sites that stretched from the tristate area to as far away as Detroit. The Crown Heights community, which has many residents who have contracted and recovered from the coronavirus, now has enormous potential to save lives by donating plasma! an article in the Crown Heights-based Collive said, calling on residents to join its Plasma Save A Life Initiative.

It’s the perfect time to get into pickling – The Jewish News of Northern California

| April 30, 2020

This story originally appeared on The Nosher and was distributed by JTA. Youve tried coaxing a sourdough starter to life or braiding a challah, turned speckled bananas into muffins, maybe even churned out sheets of pasta

Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, 79, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel – Remembered as a wise scholar and ‘man of the people’ – Chabad.org

| April 29, 2020

Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, who served as Israels Sephardic Chief Rabbi (Rishon Letzion) between the years of 1993 and 2003, passed away on April 12, in the middle of Passover, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 79 years old. Bakshi-Doron was born in Jerusalem in 1941.

Accompanying families of fallen soldiers, albeit by their sides online – Cleveland Jewish News

| April 29, 2020

For the first time in Israeli history, Yom HazikaronRemembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Israeldid not see bereaved family members and friends of the fallen gather across the country at cemeteries to remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives for the countrys existence. This was a big source of distress for bereaved families, Lt.

A Seat at the Table: Jewish Chefs, Writers Share Recipes, Stories, History of Ashkenazi Cooking – NBC Connecticut

| April 24, 2020

Since Russ & Daughters opened in Manhattan in 1914, the family-run store has weathered the Spanish flu, two world wars, recessions and the Great Depression. With the new coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country, the current generation, Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, is doing what the family has always done: deliver bagels and cream cheese, lox and herring to people craving the emotional sustenance that the traditional Jewish favorites bring. At Katzs Delicatessen, Jake Dell begins his mornings making matzoh balls to keep up with the spike in orders for matzoh ball soup as his customers seek comfort in uncertain times

imouna: The very opposite of social distancing – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| April 24, 2020

(Jewish Journal via JNS)On Thursday night, as sundown falls on the holiday of Passover, Sephardic Jews everywhere will celebrate the centuries-old tradition of Mimouna. This is the night when Jews open their doors to their neighbors, offering tables lavish with sweets to usher in a year of sweetness and good fortune. If theres a Jewish ritual that calls for maximum social connection, Mimouna is it.

Interreligious meeting in Jerusalem shows unity in times of trial – Vatican News

| April 24, 2020

Members of numerous religions take part in an historic interreligious prayer meeting in Jerusalem. By Francesca Merlo Different religions were represented at the exceptional community prayer that took place on Wednesday afternoon in Jerusalem. There were representatives of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze denominations.

KIDDUSH HASHEM: Thousands Of Orthodox Jews Line Up To Get Tested For Plasma In Flatbush, Boro Park, Baltimore – Yeshiva World News

| April 22, 2020

Thousands of people lined up in just a few moments notice to donate plasma to possibly save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients.


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