Category: Holidays (Page 1 of 8)

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

OU/RCA Guidance for Succot and Simchat Torah

The following is being presented to assist local synagogue and communal leadership in their planning for Succot and Simchat Torah.

The Yamim Noraim season posed unique challenges to all of us, as individuals and as communities. The limitations imposed by the pandemic have been a source of discomfort and stress, and we are all working to strike the right balance between establishing proper safety and responsibly restoring some feeling of normalcy.… Read the rest

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