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Can we constitute a minyan online?

There are many prayers that need to be recited in a minyan – a group of ten people. The Mishnah in Tractate Megillah states: They do not recite the Shema responsively, And they do not pass before the ark (Recite the Amidah); And they (t...

Posted on 2 April 2020, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner
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