How Israel’s Genius for Quick, Effective, and Inelegant Solutions Helped It Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nov. 22 2021

When the world first became aware of COVID-19’s dangers, the Jewish state was one of the very first to take measures to prevent the spread of the disease; it later led the way with vaccination, and many countries continue to look to it as a model. Arieh Kovler provides a detailed survey of Israel’s public-health strategies, their successes and deficiencies, and the national characteristics that shaped them:

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More about: Coronavirus, Haredim, Israeli Arabs, Israeli politics, Medicine

“I Had the Good Fortune to Be a Jew Born and Raised in the USA”

Nov. 26 2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at the age of eighty-seven. Among much else, Ginsburg was one of the most prominent Jews in American public life. Herewith, her remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in 2004 on the occasion of Yom Hashoah:

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More about: American Jewry, Supreme Court, Theodor Herzl, Yom Hashoah