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."
“The ability to give back in other ways than monetary ways just means a lot."
The announcement comes nearly a year after a violent attack on the synagogue in Halle, on Yom Kippur, which left two passersby dead.
More than 840 groups and individuals supported the proposal to protect the building.
Singing together in person is dangerous right now. The alarming reports of superspreader choir rehearsals gave rise to an early recommendation.
An Orthodox rabbi who takes COVID-19 very seriously explains his reasoning for adopting a new prayer structure for the High Holidays.
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.
The Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time since prayers began there in 1958.
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.
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.