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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...
Sharon G. Forman
Mar 31, 2020, 2:09 AM
Passover during pandemic: When Elijah is our only guest
I was seven years-old and sat at Jean and Jerry’s overflowing seder table in Virginia Beach. A coiled telephone cord stretched from the land line in the kitchen wall through the door to the dining room over the chandelier,...
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, 4:53 PM
A different Judaism in the days of Corona
I've been thinking that Judaism looks a lot like Jazz music these days. In Jazz, you have all these different pieces and parts, instruments and sounds combining together to create a multi-layered auditory experience. Once you get to the solos,...
Mar 30, 2020, 1:29 AM
Tips for homeschooling Passover during pandemic
I have heard that so many families are struggling with their children right now, as the coronavirus numbers climb, schools have been closed, and so many are forced to home educate during the busy Passover season. Please forgive me...
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...
Elaine Rosenberg Miller
Mar 30, 2020, 12:46 AM
How should we respond to the coronavirus epidemic? Kohelet, written by King Solomon may have an answer. Some people find Kohelet a dark take on the human condition, others find it honest and inspiring. In it, Solomon describes life as an endless...