Wednesday, April 08, 2020


Israeli Researchers Believe Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Could Commence by June

(JNS) Israeli researchers said they are days away from finishing production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans starting June 1.

“We are in the final stages and within a few days we will hold the proteins—the active component of the vaccine,” Dr.


New Rochelle Synagogue Members Donate Blood Antibodies to Fight COVID-19

(JNS) Members of a congregation in New Rochelle, N.Y., began donating blood at the end of March in an effort to help researchers who are creating a way to treat COVID-19.

The first several cases of coronavirus infection to hit


Report: Gantz Ready to Accept Limited Annexation In Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz is ready to accept a limited annexation of territory in Judea and Samaria, possibly bringing a unity agreement between Gantz and incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closer to reality, according to Israeli media


Adopt-A-Safta Offers ‘Seder Boxes’ for Isolated Elderly, Immigrants in Israel

(JNS) Adopt-A-Safta, Israel’s leading nonprofit initiative that pairs young adults throughout Israel with elderly, is appealing for donations for “Seder Boxes”—complete Passover seder kits delivered to their front doors.


Israeli Missile Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

(Yaakov Lappin/JNS) In ordinary times, Israel Aerospace Industry’s Systems Missiles Space group churns out advanced missiles, including interceptors used by the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 defense systems. During these extraordinary times, the group has added a new production line—one that produces hospital ventilators.


Jewish Federations of North America Launches National Effort for Nonprofits in Crisis

(JNS) Following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has announced a national program to help Jewish nonprofits access financial support made possible through the legislation.


Gov. Cuomo Renames State Hate-Crime Bill After Late Victim Of Chanukah Stabbing

(JNS) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week that he will rename the state’s Domestic Terrorism Act after Yosef Neumann, who died on March 29 of the injuries he suffered three months earlier during a stabbing attack on the last night of Chanukah in Monsey, N.Y.


Cooperation Between Israel, Palestinians in Fighting Virus Applauded During UN Call

(JNS) The U.N. Security Council held its monthly discussion on the Middle East via a video conference this week.

Special Coordinator for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov opened the discussion by praising the recent cooperation


Pentagon Considers Keeping Paratroopers in Middle East Amid Iranian Threat

(JNS) The Pentagon is looking into keeping a reaction force of roughly 3,500 U.S. troops sent to the Middle East in January in response to Iranian-backed riots at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

The Daily Beast reported this week


Syria Claims It Shot Down Missiles Fired From Israeli Warplanes

(JNS) Syrian air defenses shot at missiles this week fired from Israeli warplanes and shot down some of them, Syrian state media said.

The jets fired missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace and targeted a Syrian army position, the outlet said according to a report by the Associated Press


The Marcos Katz Prize Will Be Awarded for the 45th Year

(Courtesy of Marcos Katz Prize) The Marcos Katz Prize will be awarded for the 45th year since the initiative by the late Marcos Katz and his wife, Adina, to award a prize seeking to encourage personalities and institutions working to implement and integrate Halacha into modern life. A few days ago, the period from which


Congrats to the Jewish Link Purim Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of The Jewish Link’s annual Purim costume contest:

1st place ($150 gift certificate to local restaurant): Moshe Parver.

2nd Place: ($100 gift certificate to local restaurant): Dr. Felix