Saturday, September 25, 2021
Ark Encounter opened to the general public on Thursday, July 7, 2016. The Ark Encounter's opening date was chosen to reflect Genesis 7:7, the Bible verse describes Noah and his family entering the ark for the first time. The group will sell daytime and evening tickets for the first 40 days and 40 nights. Answers in Genesis said it believes the ark will...
In the Torah portion of Shemini, we read about the sin and subsequent deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the two oldest sons of Aharon, as the verse says, "And Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu, each took his pan, put fire in it, and placed incense upon it, and they brought before the L-rd foreign fire, which He had not...
Rabbi Tank, foreign affairs of the World Jewish Confederation (NY) and a member of the department of religious leaders at the White House's executive office in Washington DC, gave an interview yesterday, November 3, election day 2020 presidential election in the United States. Rabbi Tank, should we pray for the president? Well, Rabbi Menachem Meiri, the great Spanish rabbi and Maimonedian...
There are 16,492 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Israel as of Monday, with a total of 73 patients in serious condition of whom 64 are ventilated. The number of active virus cases has dropped to 4,690. Israel’s death toll currently stands at 254, including Mrs. Mazal Elbaz, a’h, of Jerusalem, a mother of 11 children, who passed away at...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is currently investigating more than 90 cases of “Covid-related diseases” in young children. “We have 93 cases we’re investigating of young children that have Covid-related diseases,” the governor said during his daily coronavirus press briefing Monday. Cuomo on Sunday said New York state was investigating 85 cases of a coronavirus-related illness that is...
A total of 1,705 fines were handed out by Israeli Police to residents throughout Israel in the past few days for violating Health Ministry regulations. Tel Aviv district police handed out about 500 fines, including 250 in the city of Tel Aviv, a Channel 12 News report said. The fines were given for gatherings of over two people, walking further than...
The following is a list of Niftarim from the NY/NJ area over the first days of Pesach, complied by YWN. Although most of these people are victims of COVID-19, YWN has been unable to confirm that was the case in all. Unfortunately, there are many more who were Niftar (more than 30 names), but YWN does not have all the...
A lockdown of Jerusalem neighborhoods with high rates of confirmed coronavirus cases went into effect on Sunday at noon following the approval of the Knesset that convened overnight Motzei Shabbos. The lockdown will be enforced until Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m. in the “restricted zones” designated by the government. About 100 police checkpoints were set up at the entrances...
This evening in Israel, the Jewish people pray to stop the coronavirus. Thousands of Jews from around the world fasted, read psalms and prayed for health and peace in the world. People on the balconies of the apartments or on the windows of their houses repeated the Rabbi's prayer after hearing the Shofar sound signal.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHg_vrJ6Rbw&feature=youtu.be  
A drug used to treat malaria and arthritis has shown promise as a cure against coronavirus and could be “a game changer” in stopping the outbreak, President Donald Trump announced at a White House press conference Thursday. The drug known as Hydroxychloroquine has shown “encouraging early results against the virus. We’re going to be able to make that drug available...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all businesses Thursday to keep at least 75 percent of their work forces home as he announced the number of infected people in New York state had soared past 4,000, a surge of nearly 2,000 overnight that corresponded to a record number of tests conducted. More than half of the new cases are in New York City. The...
The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday, and infections in the United States climbed past 10,000, in a stark illustration of how the crisis has pivoted toward the West. Italy, with a population of 60 million, recorded at least 3,405 deaths, or roughly 150 more than in China — a country with a population over...
Prime Minister Netanyahu said the Israeli government will later on Thursday approve orders to make the state of emergency declared by the Health Ministry legally binding. The move effectively enforces a lockdown on Israel for the first time since the days of the country’s establishment. “The government will approve tonight emergency regulations to limit movement. You are ordered to stay at...
On Sunday, the prayer session will be held at the Western Wall in the hopes of stopping the COVID-19 epidemic. COVID-19 is the name given to a new coronavirus, the outbreak of which began in Wuhan, China, late last year. The virus has already infected over 67 thousand people, and has killed over 1,500. The prayer session is initiated by Chief Rabbi...