What should be the proper procedure regarding b’rit milah during the COVID-19 pandemic?
(submitted by Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler, Director, Brit Milah Program of Reform Judaism)
In the midst of the current pandemic, it is understandable that parents and mohalim/ot are confused and frightened. … Read the rest
The Forward (www.forward.com), April 13
Among the Jewish tradition’s most cherished values is the sanctity of human life. With a few notable exceptions, one must not endanger their life in order to fulfill a religious obligation. And one must violate even the most significant commandments in order to save another person’s life.… Read the rest
From exercising regularly, sticking with spiritual disciplines, and eating healthfully, to enjoying hobbies, reading for pleasure, getting enough sleep, and spending time with those we love, caring for ourselves is hardest precisely when we most need to do it. Throw in the limitations of physical distancing and changes in work and family rhythms, and self-care becomes even more of a challenge.… Read the rest
Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah:
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