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NY synagogue cries out 'Black lives matter' in Rosh Hashanah sermon

Rabbi Hirsch stated that "liberal Jews can... join the struggle for racial justice – we must join that struggle – while distancing from those who peddle hatred of Jews."

One Zoom employee saved High Holy Days streaming for 300 synagogues

“The ability to give back in other ways than monetary ways just means a lot."

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
19/09/2020
Germany pledges extra $26 million for Jewish security

The announcement comes nearly a year after a violent attack on the synagogue in Halle, on Yom Kippur, which left two passersby dead.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
19/09/2020
Synagogue in Scotland nearly a century old named protected property

More than 840 groups and individuals supported the proposal to protect the building.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/09/2020
How Jews are adapting to the sudden disappearance of communal singing

Singing together in person is dangerous right now. The alarming reports of superspreader choir rehearsals gave rise to an early recommendation.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
17/09/2020
Here’s why my congregation is praying in person during the High Holidays

An Orthodox rabbi who takes COVID-19 very seriously explains his reasoning for adopting a new prayer structure for the High Holidays.

By RABBI YOSIE LEVINE/JTA
17/09/2020
This Rosh Hashanah we need to respect others - and wear a mask

There was none to be found. He should have been told that only mask-wearers were permitted in that synagogue. He should have been asked to leave. But he wasn’t and he didn’t. Instead, I did.

Jerusalem Great Synagogue
Jerusalem's Great Synagogue to be closed for High Holy Days for first time

The Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time since prayers began there in 1958.

Amid pandemic, Halle Jews forced out of synagogue again year after attack

The synagogue was full to its capacity of about 100 last October when a white supremacist gunman tried to blast open the building’s armored door on Yom Kippur.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/09/2020
Chicago
Volunteers begin contact tracing within Chicago’s Orthodox community

Volunteers reach out to other community members who attended the same events, generally using a guest list from the hosts, to let them know that someone at the event tested positive for COVID.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
11/09/2020
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