2,200 Jewish Coronavirus Victims outside Israel, U.S., and FSU

(Jerusalem Post-Ha'aretz) Rossella Tercatin - Coronavirus has claimed the lives of at least 2,200 Jews outside of Israel, the U.S., and the former Soviet Union, Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog announced Wednesday. Jewish Agency figures showed that 33 Jews had died from the virus in Middle Eastern countries (predominantly Turkey), 50 from Mexico, 40 from Chile, 70 from Argentina and 100 from Brazil. Other Jewish communities hit hard included those in Italy, France, South Africa, and Austria. The Jewish Agency has provided $9.6 million in interest-free loans to Jewish organizations in 23 countries, while receiving requests for double that amount.

2020-07-09 00:00:00

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