Category: Purim

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 David Golinkin: In Light of the Spread of the Corona Virus, is it Permissible to Listen to the Megillah Reading “Live” via Telephone, Radio, Television or Facebook?

Question from Dr. Yizhar Hess, Director General of the Masorti Movement: In light of the spread of the corona virus, is it permissible to listen to the Megillah reading “live” via telephone, radio, television or Facebook?

Responsum: I am replying in brief since the matter is urgent, and since I am in the middle of a trip to the United States and have no books.… Read the rest