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US Navy fires aircraft carrier captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

Times of Israel - 57 min 13 sec ago
Top Navy official says Capt. Brett Crozier 'demonstrated extremely poor judgment' in middle of a crisis; video shows officer leaving ship to applause from crew who chant his name

Splendid isolation

Times of Israel - 1 hour 39 min ago
The word ’quarantine’ originates with the Black Death, but separating from the community goes back to the biblical Aaron, and it is about spiritual purification and growth (Tzav)

Amid shortages, PM authorizes emergency airlift of eggs ahead of Passover

Times of Israel - 1 hour 41 min ago
Finance Ministry to subsidize effort to ensure that public has enough for upcoming holiday meal; 10 cargo planes to bring in some 30 million eggs

How Israel’s decision to require masks turned me into a conspiracy theorist

Times of Israel - 1 hour 49 min ago
Overnight, we’ve gone from a policy of hard-line isolation, handwashing, and distancing to masks we wouldn’t need if we followed those guidelines to begin with

Senior official said to report signs that infection rates in Israel slowing

Times of Israel - 2 hours 3 min ago
NSC chief Ben-Shabbat cautions cabinet that this should not yet be seen as a steady trend; Friday infections rise by 173 cases to 7,030 with 39 dead and 95 patients on ventilators

US Jewish day school turns its art center into a medical face shield factory

Times of Israel - 2 hours 47 min ago
Art teacher and his graphic designer wife work 15-hour days to churn out protective equipment; community raises funds, cuts elastic from children's clothing to help

Amid virus shutdown, US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

Times of Israel - 2 hours 55 min ago
Monthly loss worst since depths of 2009 recession and just small indication of financial pain to come; nearly 10 million apply for unemployment benefits in final two weeks of March

Bnei Brak deputy mayor says virus closure a ‘death trap’ for city’s elderly

Times of Israel - 3 hours 25 min ago
Gedalyahu Ben Shimon asserts lockdown will boost infection’s spread among residents; police continue crackdown on illegal prayer gathering in ultra-Orthodox communities

Tech translates brain patterns into sentences

Christian Institute - 3 hours 38 min ago
US scientists have successfully translated brainwaves into sentences – a breakthrough which could become useful to those with ‘locked-in’ syndrome.

Australian PM prays for the nation amid COVID-19 worries

Christian Institute - 3 hours 49 min ago
The Australian Prime Minister has committed his country to God in prayer as he seeks to lead the nation through the COVID-19 crisis.

Jamaica holds weekend of prayer amid COVID-19 concerns

Christian Institute - 4 hours 8 min ago
People across Jamaica spent a weekend in prayer and fasting as the country attempts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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