The potency of incense offerings dates back to biblical times. Ketoret was offered twice a day in the Temple, and on Yom Kippur it was brought into the Holy of Holies.
In the Jewish world, this pandemic highlights broader societal and narrower cultural disparities.
The fine was issued to the father of the man who refused the divorce, as he was found to be the direct cause of the son's refusal.
“We do not condone any behavior that puts people at risk and pledge to keep working alongside the brave men and women of the NYPD in addressing and eliminating any such occurrences.”
De Blasio threatened “the Jewish community” as a whole.
By the month of Iyar, the plague had subsided but people remained in lockdown until after Shavuot.
“Let’s put aside for a moment the medical aspect, and consider the economic impact on that sector,” said Moshe Yossef Lefkovitch, a member of the tiny Alexander Hassidic sect.
Lubavitchers quarantined at Dan Jerusalem Hotel, infected move to hospital; Health Ministry tracking down other flight passengers. Chabad's 770 Crown Heights headquarters closed for first time ever.
Shutting down synagogues and schools inevitably brings up dark memories in a community that consists primarily of descendants of Holocaust and persecution survivors.
Other hassidic groups in New York closing down in light of worsening situation in the state and the US in general.