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• The Supreme Court Inches Toward Religious Freedom https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/politics-current-affairs/2020/09/the-supreme-court-inches-toward-religious-freedom/ • She won $18,000, and still prefers Bible study https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216314 • NYC health department warns of ‘significant concern’ about COVID-19 rise in largely Orthodox neighborhoods https://www.jta.org/2020/09/22/united-states/nyc-health-department-warns-of-significant-concern-about-covid-19-rise-in-largely-orthodox-neighborhoods  

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• Charedi schools group welcomes Ofsted policy on LGBT https://www.thejc.com/education/education-news/charedi-schools-group-welcomes-ofsted-policy-on-lgbt-1.506819 • Chief rabbi: Awareness of domestic violence necessary in our community https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/chief-rabbi-awareness-of-domestic-violence-necessary-in-our-community-643065 • Rav Soloveitchik 1979 Teshuva Drasha: The Yom Kippur Avoda Recitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzIy62HigCU&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=OhrPublishing  

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• Y Adlerstein – When Global Religion Declines, We Celebrate the King https://cross-currents.com/2020/09/18/when-global-religion-declines-we-celebrate-the-king/ • S Pruzansky – Año de la Corona https://rabbipruzansky.com/2020/09/18/ano-de-la-corona/ • Imagine that, they think God has a role in the big things that happen in this world – One-third of Netanyahu’s voters believe COVID-19 was sent by God https://www.jta.org/2020/09/17/israel/one-third-of-netanyahus-voters-believe-covid-19-was-sent-by-god  

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• I’m an Orthodox rabbi who takes COVID-19 very seriously. Here’s why my congregation is praying in person during the High Holidays. https://www.jta.org/2020/09/16/opinion/im-an-orthodox-rabbi-who-takes-covid-19-very-seriously-heres-why-my-congregation-is-praying-in-person-during-the-high-holidays • Why Are There So Many “Manels” in Modern Orthodoxy? https://thelehrhaus.com/commentary/why-are-there-so-many-manels-in-modern-orthodoxy/ • Response to “Manels” in Modern Orthodoxy https://thelehrhaus.com/commentary/response-to-manels-in-modern-orthodoxy/ • I find this fascinating because the author speaks in terms of values that have become accepted in many parts of the Orthodox community ...

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Books Received

Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas vs. New York by eds. Jason Bedrick, Jay P. Greene, Matthew H. Lee (Rowman & Littlefield) Milayim Ziv by Zivi Mendelsohn

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• Kosher Crisis Hits $19 Billion Market With Rabbis Stuck At Home https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/kosher-during-coronavirus-rabbis-inspect-chinese-food-plants-virtually • Town settles lawsuit over nixed Orthodox Jewish expansion https://www.startribune.com/town-settles-lawsuit-over-nixed-orthodox-jewish-expansion/572420872/ • Chief Rabbi: Covid-19 on the rise ‘primarily due to irresponsibility’ https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/chief-rabbi-covid-19-on-the-rise-primarily-due-to-irresponsibility-1.506676 • Rabbi Bender is a model of responsible leadership (read both letters). A few cases are inevitable. How you handle them and prevent them from spreading makes all the difference. – ...

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Books Received

Cornerstones: The Bible and Jewish Ideology by R. Hayyim Angel (Kodesh) The Gulf Region and Israel: Old Struggles, New Alliances by Sigurd Neubauer (Kodesh)

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• One stop shopping for responsa and halachic guidance regarding the High Holidays in the age of Covid https://www.kolcorona.com/halachot

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Books Received

Crossing the Dateline (3 volume set) by R. Mordechai Kuber (Mosaica) Genesis: A Parsha Companion by R. David Fohrman (Maggid) Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas by R. Jonathan Sacks (Maggid)

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