The grants will be awarded to congregations who create innovative programs or services to encourage a return to congregants.
A Christian pastor and a group of others had asked the court to lift California’s restriction on at-home gatherings so they could host Bible study classes and prayer groups.
Initially doing so at the start of the pandemic technically violated a 2001 decision by the Conservative movement’s Jewish law authority.
Looking honestly at the origins of religion could allow us to chill out on some of the thorniest issues regarding synagogue and the state.
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The Shema Yisrael prayer is considered by many the most essential prayer in Judaism.
These blessings are meant to inculcate a sense of wonder as well as gratitude to God.
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Words of gratitude and lifting one's spirits with the end of the pandemic in sight.
The new lockdown prohibits indoor gatherings of more than five people, meaning that communal Jewish prayer services, which require a quorum of 10 men, are forbidden from taking place in synagogues.