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This Jewish comedian is helping rabbis with their High Holidays services

Alex Edelman is among a crop of up-and-coming Jewish performers whose careers have been upended by the pandemic and who have made lemonade by applying their craft to building Jewish community.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
18/09/2020
Blowing shofar in Jerusalem's Nahlaot neighborhood
Rosh Hashanah: The year when hope is fulfilled

We must admit that the unknown is far greater than the known.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
17/09/2020
rand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum speaks at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York
Brooklyn Satmar rabbi to skip Rosh Hashanah due to rising COVID-19 cases

Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum will remain in Kiryas Joel for Rosh Hashanah because of new cases of COVID-19 in his upstate town, according to an announcement from a local synagogue shared on social media.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
17/09/2020
Amiram Ben Uliel, the suspect in the Duma arson murder in July 2015 where three members of the Dawab
Senior rabbis give backing to convicted Jewish terrorist

The court ruled that enhanced interrogation had been used, but disqualified anything said by Ben-Uliel in the 36 hours following the use of these methods.

BETH MEIR Synagogue interior.
What American rabbis are thinking as the new year dawns amid the pandemic

The rabbis and cantors charged with leading their communities through this time are facing a set of challenges uniquely their own.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
15/09/2020
Chief rabbi of Kiev honored with Ukrainian Medal and Certificate of honor

Additionally, Ukranian President Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree to award the rabbi with the Order of Merit two weeks ago, the nation's highest honor.

 ALCATRAZ PRISON cells
Rapper Kodak Black said he is being denied access to a rabbi in prison

In 2017, the rapper announced that he identifies as Hebrew Israelite after studying biblical texts while serving a three-month jail sentence in Florida.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/09/2020
AYENEW AND his mother, brought to Israel despite the coronavirus, receive Bibles and prayer books in
US surgeon general advises Orthodox rabbis on High Holiday practices

“No matter how good your synagogue’s reopening plan is, you’re going to be set up to fail if you’re opening up in the context of runaway community spread,” Adams said.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
03/09/2020
Ultra-Orthodox men wearing masks walk around the neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, April 12, 2
Coronavirus in Israel: New daily record reached with over 3,000 diagnosed

Cabinet to convene on red city restrictions * Death toll nears 1,000

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