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Mar 31, 2020, 3:03 PM
Biblical Insights to Reboot after Corona Lockdown
“A lion has roared; who will not fear?” (Amos 3:8) “Go into your houses, my people, and lock your door behind you; hide for just a moment until the wrath has passed.” (Isaiah 26:20) Close your door, but open...
Mar 31, 2020, 10:42 AM
A Shul online service critic is born
In the Mel Brooks classic History of the World, Part I, a cave dweller of two million years ago displays to his friends his painting of a horse on the cave wall. An omniscient narrator, voiced by Orson Welles,...
Mar 31, 2020, 7:31 AM
What was ancient Egypt like during the Ten Plagues?
Did you ever wonder what Ancient Egypt was like during the Ten Plagues? Well you don't have it. In order to be able to really feel Passover this year (one is supposed to feel at the Passover Seder that he...
Mar 31, 2020, 1:45 AM
‘An Angel Full of Eyes’: Fearing Death and the Sanctifying Life during COVID-19
And at night a man roused like a dog / And his heart filled with tears In front of him, stands with a thousand eyes / Staring, an Angel of Death An angel, who is all eyes, staring / An angel,...
Mar 31, 2020, 12:20 AM
Jewish Resilience: Creating, Transforming & Connecting in a Time of Distance
In these last weeks, our Jewish community has been unexpectedly turned upside down by new restrictions caused by the spread of Covid-19. Rabbis, cantors, educators, and all Jewish professionals have been moving quickly to figure out responses to connect...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:12 PM
Lessons Learned in a Pandemic
Like most Israelis, I am spending more time in my apartment than I planned on doing at this time of the year. As the weather is moderating I had hoped to take advantage of the Jerusalem spring to walk...
Mar 30, 2020, 11:39 AM
The positive fallout of lockdown and isolation
There is a deep underlying message behind the current devastating health crisis. It is that we human beings do not run this world. Technological advancement, instant global communication and scientific achievement may lead many to believe that we do....
Mar 30, 2020, 1:14 AM
Online Pesach Resources
Hi everyone. I know that many of us are concerned about Pesach this year, physically and emotionally. I’ve gathered some resources I’ve seen on the internet that might be helpful for navigating this Pesach. Kosher Le Pesach Food This year there...
Michael S. Diamond
Mar 30, 2020, 12:16 AM
Jonah in Nineveh: What plague?
And the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying: Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and proclaim upon it the proclamation that I speak to you. And Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according...
Mar 29, 2020, 3:32 PM
Protecting Akiva in a pandemic
Questions of triage and whom to save if the medical system becomes overloaded terrify and infuriate me; my son has Down syndrome