Author: David Freidenreich (Page 1 of 22)

Adas Yoshuron Synagogue: Returning to the Sanctuary

It brings us great joy to share that our community will return to the synagogue building for in-person Shabbat services and events in June 2021.

In March 2020, the Board and Rabbi Solochek formed a Covid Response Team that has met regularly and made safety recommendations so that our synagogue could continue to flourish virtually while maintaining the health and safety of our entire community.… Read the rest

Agudath Israel: Purim 5781, A Time for Mindfulness and Care

As we prepare for this upcoming Purim, we can remind ourselves how this past year might have been different had we only known last Purim what we know now. We now do know, however, that Purim has the potential to be a “super-spreader” of the terrible pandemic, and are required to think of our neighbors’ and family members’ health and safety with great gravity and concern, especially as more highly infectious strains of the COVID-19 virus are proliferating.… Read the rest

Rabbi Elliot Dorff: Mourning before burial

In Los Angeles and in other areas where the COVID-19 virus and the death toll from the virus have surged in recent weeks, not only hospitals and vaccination sites, but also mortuaries and funeral homes have been overwhelmed. In Los Angeles as of this date (January 19, 2021), somebody who dies today cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery for at least two weeks. This… Read the rest

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