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Rosh Hashana in the Pandemic: Rabbis, Cantors and Video Crews – The New York Times

| September 19, 2020

Rosh Hashana, it is written, begins on Friday evening, the first day of the holy month of Tishrei. But at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, like many other congregations, preparations for this years High Holy Days services began far earlier, and were vastly different

Satmar rabbi to skip traditional Brooklyn holiday visit because of virus spread – The Times of Israel

| September 19, 2020

JTA Among the countless traditions upended by the coronavirus pandemic: the annual Rosh Hashanah trek to Brooklyn by the top Satmar rabbi in Kiryas Joel, the upstate New York Orthodox enclave. Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum will remain in Kiryas Joel for Rosh Hashanah because of new cases of COVID-19 in his town, according to an announcement from a local synagogue shared on social media Wednesday.

Kuleba on situation with Hasidic pilgrims: Ukrainian legislation should be respected by everyone – Interfax Ukraine

| September 19, 2020

The legislation of Ukraine should be respected by everyone, regardless of citizenship, religion or belonging to a particular cultural trend, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, commenting on the situation with Hasidic pilgrims who are trying to get into the country, despite the closure of borders in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.

Masechet Kiddushin With A Government Warning – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| September 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press One thing I have learned after cataloging hundreds of thousands of books is that not only cant you judge a book by its cover, you often cant judge it by its title page either.

The Sound Of A Thin Silence – Lubavitch.com

| September 19, 2020

This editorial appears in the Tishrei issue of Lubavitch International, to subscribe for the magazine, click here.

On Rosh Hashana it is Written and on Yom Kippur it is Sealed. – Atlanta Jewish Times

| September 19, 2020

How can we utter these words? I believe the pandemic of 2020 contributes a unique backdrop as we struggle with this prayer. Fires, floods, famines, AND coronavirus are not acts of God.

How the Shofar is used on Shabbat – The Jerusalem Post

| September 19, 2020

Rosh Hashanah is Yom Teruah, a day of blowing blasts (Numbers 29:1). Teruah literally means shouting, since the day was probably initially a great popular acclamation of God, enhanced and led by trumpet calls.Why is the shofar blown during the preceding month of Elul?

Make the distant near – Cleveland Jewish News

| September 19, 2020

There was a group of Jewish students who were traveling through Malawi in southern Africa. This was back in the 90s so no smartphones, no Google maps, no GPS. Instead, they were relying on a good old-fashioned map

A rabbis 3000-mile Turkish odyssey, in the name of kashrut – Forward

| September 19, 2020

Kosher offerings on supermarket shelves in America and Israel might have looked differently this High Holiday season had Rabbi Mendy Chitrik not undertaken a 3000 mile trip around Anatolia, Turkeys Asian portion, this summer.

5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Lossand of Kindness and Community – The stories that helped define the year – Chabad.org

| September 19, 2020

As nearly every aspect of the world around us was changing in this year of global pandemic, Chabad.org/News worked to provide unique perspectives on the unfolding tragedy and unfathomable loss of life, while at the same time reporting on the outpourings of kindness and humanity from every part of the globe. With the Jewish year 5780 coming to a close, here is a look at some of the stories that defined it, as featured on Chabad.org/News


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