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If you want to pray, don’t throw your mask away. And keep your distance! That’s the message voiced over the weekend by Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of infectious diseases at Mount … more
The past three months, we have made tremendous sacrifices precisely because we value human life infinitely. Not just Jewish life, but the lives of all humans. How do we react to the chaos that … more
Four-hundred peaceful protesters marched 2-1/3 miles through Cedarhurst and Lawrence on Sunday, joining the national wave of protests in the wake of the May 25 Minneapolis murder of 46-year-old … more
Women’s mikvahs are safe — and fear of COVID-19 should not block their use. Five-hundred viewers heard this message during a webinar on Monday night hosted by Mikvah USA and My Gift of … more
On Rosh Chodesh I'yar, we disseminated a letter addressing the numerous calls and requests that had been presented to all our community Rabbanim regarding the possibility of issuing clear guidelines, … more
Rabbi Zalman Wolowik of Chabad of the Five Towns distributed an email on Friday suggesting that “outdoor minyanim under specific circumstances” … could be safely conducted” in the … more
The inability to pray with a minyan has been a painful consequence of this pandemic for many Orthodox Jews. And the desire to have a minyan three times daily, in any venue, is a genuine yearning of the soul for Orthodox Jews. … more
Step away from the minyan! Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, M.D., reiterated that warning in an interview published on Sunday by Hamodia. Rabbi … more
After the flu-related deaths of nearly 70 children across the country and increased cases in Nassau County, doctors are warning about an “epidemic.” “We’ve seen a lot of … more
Israel — the Holy Land, Eretz Zion, the Land of Milk and Honey. It’s a frequent topic of conversation around the Shabbat table, in shuls and on college campuses. Its politics may be polarizing at … more
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