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Chabad course explores life, death and the afterlife in the age of COVID-19 – The Columbus Dispatch

| February 1, 2021

Danae King|The Columbus Dispatch In a time punctuated by death, Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann wants people to learn how to appreciate life. Kaltmann, executive director of the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center in New Albany, is encouraging people to take a virtual course titled Journey of the Soul. The course, offered by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, will explore beliefs about death, the soul and the afterlife.

Sacred ceremonial objects stolen from synagogue | | kctv5.com – KCTV Kansas City

| February 1, 2021

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How did the letter ayin become a vowel in Yiddish? – Forward

| February 1, 2021

Read this article in Yiddish A recent article on the website, Seforim Blog, compares the phonetics of biblical Hebrew and Arabic. In the post, the author, Rabbi Avi Grossman, remarks that he cannot fathom why the letter ayin () in Yiddish became a vowel roughly equivalent to the Latin letter E and asks his readers if anyone can explain how this spelling convention came about. The article provoked a lively discussion on Facebook among Yiddish writers and linguists but none of them were able to answer the query

The Great Synagogue and the Jewish Community of Florence – The Florentine

| February 1, 2021

LIFESTYLE Hershey Felder February 1, 2021 - 17:30 Standing on the piazzale Michelangelo on a painterly grey afternoon, I see an oxidized green dome not quite towering above the rest, just being present. I wonder about its construction, for it isnt a Russian onion dome and it isnt a Brunelleschi-shaped cupola, yet there is a statement of humility to it, but a statement nonetheless

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself – JNS.org

| February 1, 2021

(January 28, 2021 / JNS) The mayor of Antwerp, the Belgian city that is home to about 15,000 ultra-Orthodox haredi Jews, has warned that their failure to comply with coronavirus measures threatens to trigger a wave of anti-Semitism. The Belzer Chassidic sect shut their synagogue in the city after the police twice found it was violating emergency measures forbidding group prayer. COVID-19 infections in two heavily Jewish neighborhoods of Antwerp are reported to be four times higher than in the rest of the city.

Synagogue service times: Week of January 29 | Synagogues – Cleveland Jewish News

| February 1, 2021

Conservative AGUDATH BNAI ISRAEL: Meister Road at Pole Ave., Lorain. Mark Jaffee, Ritual Director. SAT

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, 90, Leading Authority on Substance Abuse – Author of more than 60 popular books and founder of Gateway Rehabilitation…

| February 1, 2021

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How Piedmonts Kehilla synagogue adapted to survive pandemic – East Bay Times

| February 1, 2021

PIEDMONT As houses of worship struggle all over the country to serve the needs of their congregants, Piedmonts Kehilla Synagogue is no exception. High holy days, deaths, despair and uncertainty challenge Rabbi Dev Noilys abilities to guide members through tough times and to rely on the faiths deep-rooted mission and convictions. I heard someone say that were all in the same storm but in many different boats.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue bombing ordered to stand trial – FRANCE 24 English

| February 1, 2021

Issued on: 27/01/2021 - 19:44 A French appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the sole suspect in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue must stand trial, more than forty years after the attack. On the evening of October 3, 1980, as Jews were celebrating the last day of the festival of Simha Torah (celebration of the Torah),a bomb exploded outside a synagogue on an affluent street in western Paris

A Rabbi’s Message on Coping With Covid | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com – Algemeiner

| February 1, 2021

A New York City Police officer takes a selfie while in the middle of the street in an almost-empty Times Square, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in New York City, March 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Brendan McDermid. Loneliness pretty much sums up 2020.


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