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Israel's central bank chief backs new coronavirus economic aid plan

Haaretz - 1 hour 19 min ago
Amir Yaron says package could widen deficit to 13% of GDP, but that the government has the ability to fund it

Israeli education minister has yet to take off his military uniform

Haaretz - 1 hour 45 min ago
Pick for ministry's director-general is reminder that country's security fetish and army networking means retired male officers are seen as being experts in everything

Matriculation exam results bring relief and joy to Palestinian 12th-graders

Haaretz - 1 hour 58 min ago
Recent years have seen growing criticism of exam, with some saying it puts huge pressure on students and families and is factor in high dropout rate

Israel's rate of infection poses new dilemma: If and when to shut down parts of economy

Haaretz - 1 hour 58 min ago
Government has little time to choose between options, with hospitals liable to reach limit of capacity within weeks if rate of seriously ill remains low but stable

First coronavirus wave hit Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox, second wave hit whole city

Haaretz - 1 hour 58 min ago
Internal data obtained by Haaretz shows that East Jerusalem, secular Jewish neighborhoods are driving the recent increase in confirmed cases

Return the money, Netanyahu

Haaretz - 4 hours 7 min ago

Toronto restaurant owner Kimberly Hawkins is defiantly anti-Semitic as her business crumbles around her

The Forward - Sun, 2020-07-12 23:52
Toronto restaurant owner Kimberly Hawkins is defiantly anti-Semitic as her business crumbles around her

The mostly-in-Yiddish trailer for a new horror movie depicts a Jewish burial ritual gone terribly wrong

JTA - Sun, 2020-07-12 23:27

The latest film from a production company behind a string of low-budget horror hits centers on a terrifying night spent carrying out an important Jewish burial ritual.

“The Vigil,” out in the United States in August, is about a formerly observant Jew who is recruited to stand guard over the body of a Holocaust survivor who dies in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. (Jewish law requires bodies to be accompanied from death to burial.)

A trailer released last week shows frightening events ensuing overnight.

The movie comes from Blumhouse, the production company that is responsible also for “Get Out,” “The Purge” and other recent horror movies.

Much of “The Vigil” appears to be in Yiddish, and it stars actors who have previously appeared in Jewish-themed productions. They include at least two people who grew up in Hasidic communities: Malky Goldman, who most recently appeared in “Unorthodox,” and Menashe Lustig, who starred in a 2017 semi-autobiographical feature film, “Menashe,” that was the among the first movies in the modern era to be scripted in Yiddish.

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Israel must be ready to live with virus for another year, finance minister says

Haaretz - Sun, 2020-07-12 23:09
In an interview with TheMarker, finance minister promises that this time, in contrast to the pandemic’s first wave, aid will reach those who need it

Supply shortages curtail Israel's coronavirus testing

Haaretz - Sun, 2020-07-12 21:27
Government launches no-bid process to purchase kits at cost of $17 million to deal with shortage ? Labs currently running tests rely on some 20 types of equipment

Netanyahu can’t divert attention from the coronavirus protests. It could be the beginning of his end

Haaretz - Sun, 2020-07-12 20:56
For now, the demonstrators are the usual center-left suspects. But what if the unrest spreads to Netanyahu's base?

Trump evangelical allies embroiled in lawsuit over Holocaust survivor charity project

The Forward - Sun, 2020-07-12 20:28
Mike Evans is suing Pastor Jentezen Franklin in a dispute over money raised to build a food kitchen for Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem.

Poll: 60 percent of Israelis dissatisfied with Netanyahu's job performance

Haaretz - Sun, 2020-07-12 20:16
Seventy-five percent said government's handling of the coronavirus crisis was 'not good', yet Netanyahu's party holds a secure lead if elections were to be held today
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