Birchat Cohanim

The traditional intermediate days of #Passover morning prayers, including Birchat Kohanim, the priestly blessing, took place this morning at the Western Wall with a single group of ten kohanim who are residents of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, in accordance with the special regulations for the #coronavirus pandemic. They were […]


A 101-year-old man, identified as ‘Mr. P’ has been released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19 in the Italian city if Rimini. Mr. P., a WWII and Spanish Flu survivor, was admitted last week to a hospital in northeast Italy after he was tested positive for the Coronavirus. According to […]


In Israel, a Time to Pray Amid the COVID-19 Health Crisis: When MDA’s emergency medical team had a break, they stopped to pray, one member facing Mecca and the other Jerusalem. We are proud to protect and serve all the communities of Israel! Source: מגן דוד אדום – Magen David Adom


The Bar Mitzvah is just a few weeks away and he was supposed to put on tefillin for the first time at the Western Wall. With #coronavirus changing plans everywhere, the event was cancelled. But mom figured out a way to get creative and bring the Western Wall into the house. ♥️ #MazalTov!

CONDOLENCES: Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even

CONDOLENCES: Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even, Israel’s first #coronavirus fatality. Born in Hungary, Even immigrated to Israel in 1949 where he built a family and worked as a civil servant. He is survived by 4 children, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He was 88 years old.May his memory forever be a blessing, BDE […]

Shiva During Coronavirus

This is what shiva looks like during #coronavirus. The first image is from a few days ago immediately following the funeral of Barbara Schechter a’h. 7 of the 12 surviving children sitting Shiva, 6 feet apart, with no visitors in keeping with community protocols. This was for only a few hours […]