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Apr 6, 2020, 2:26 AM
Judaism without the Synagogue? Maybe to protect us in the future?
Let's face it. Who is most affected by the closures of the synagogues around the world? The Orthodox of course, because they are the main Jewish sect that goes to the synagogue. While the other sects go to the synagogue,...
Tzemach Yehudah Richter
Apr 5, 2020, 8:51 PM
Looking For A Minyan? – In Israel – Anything Is Possible
BS”D Since the Coronavirus overtook all of our lives, nothing has been more frustrating, I am sure, then having to daven at home without a Minyan. However, it did not take long for our immediate neighborhood to come up with...
Apr 5, 2020, 6:22 AM
A Plague to Freedom
God sent word but they did not hear God sent signs but they refused to see As each plague came and went there was an uncomfortable moment of acknowledgment But nothing changed, not much anyway They believed that “This too shall pass” then it got worse and they...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Apr 3, 2020, 6:51 PM
Will Eliyahu HaNavi be invited in this year?
There are many people joking that this year they will be afraid to open their door for Eliyahi HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet) since they don’t know where else he has been, which flights he took and what germs were...
Apr 3, 2020, 3:36 PM
I missed a week, maybe two.
Given the ‘situation’ -this is not surprising. With the numbers of sick and intubated rising, not to mention being locked-down at home, the threat of illness, reduced income, staggering unemployment, coupled with the approaching almost certain to be dismal...
Shari Sarah Motro
Apr 3, 2020, 12:46 PM
All Who Are Silent, Come and Speak
When danger looms, people orient in different ways. Some carry on with business as usual. Some jolt into fight-flight. Some just breathe. Some pray. Some face the monster. Some find grace in the midst of terror and sing with...
Apr 3, 2020, 4:21 AM
The corona has shattered my heart but inspired my soul!
I underestimated this coronavirus. I’ve never given much thought to the High Holiday prayers where we say, “Our Father in Heaven, remove the plague from our midst.” Until now. I never imagined Corona could break my heart, but it did this week...
Boruch M. Boudilovsky
Apr 2, 2020, 2:06 PM
A Prayer for a Coronavirus Pesach Seder
Daily, we recite the following talmudic passage in our morning prayers: These are the actions whose fruits we eat in this world but whose full reward awaits us in the World to Come: honoring parents; acts of kindness; arriving early...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Apr 2, 2020, 1:38 PM
Really Reading G^d’s Mind. Will Also Work for Atheists! True Cause and Effect.
In yesterday's blog post, I gave stupid baseless rumors, wicked conspiracy theories, and false prophets pasting G^d's Name on their own angry hobby horses, mostly against the Jews, to maliciously "explain" the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Is it possible to...
Apr 1, 2020, 10:34 PM
The prayer for dew in the era of the coronavirus
This Pesach, we will all recite the prayer for Dew, Tefilat Tal, in the privacy of our own homes, bereft of the drama of the prayer in synagogue. Last year, the Chazan would be wrapped in a Talit and...