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Shiva Prayers at this Difficult Time

Judaism teaches us to honour the deceased at a funeral and comfort mourners at a Shiva (nichum aveilim). In these difficult and probably unprecedented times, we have no choice but to conduct Shiva prayers by Zoom or other online or phone ...

Posted on 31 March 2020, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Streaming Synagogue Services on Shabbat

Given the recent closure of public buildings including synagogues, the lockdowns and travel restrictions, members have been asking about the permissibility of streaming synagogue services on Shabbat. There are considerable problems with s...

Posted on 31 March 2020, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
Pesach during the Coronavirus crisis

2 Nisan 5780 / 27 March 2020 Introduction We are approaching Pesach, zeman cheiruteinu, the festival of our freedom, at an exceptionally difficult period for all people across the world. May the corona virus soon pass away and the world b...

Posted on 30 March 2020, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg