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• In the face of coronavirus, our homes must become shuls and yeshivas https://forward.com/opinion/442783/in-the-face-of-coronavirus-our-homes-must-become-shuls-and-yeshivas/ • Halachic guides, minyanim and kaddish info, humor and more https://www.kolcorona.com • New York City funeral homes coping with dramatic rise in coronavirus deaths https://www.amny.com/brooklyn/new-york-city-funeral-homes-coping-with-dramatic-rise-in-coronavirus-deaths/ • Idol Worship Isn’t a Relic of the Past https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/religion-holidays/2020/03/idol-worship-isnt-a-relic-of-the-past/ • Rabbi Wounded In New York Synagogue Attack During Chanukah Dies ...

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• Bound to be misused and abused, even if correct (beyond my level to decide) – Halakhic ruling: ‘Zoom’ software can be used during Seder – Jewish World http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/277764 • The Heter for Zoom at the Seder is Incorrect and Should be Retracted https://vosizneias.com/2020/03/24/the-heter-for-zoom-at-the-seder-is-incorrect-and-should-be-retracted/ • World’s largest prayer service against coronavirus to be livestreamed https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Worlds-largest-prayer-service-against-coronavirus-to-be-livestreamed-622280 • Infectious disease specialists fill ...

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• Plenty of kosher for Passover food available, Orthodox Union certification agency says https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/plenty-of-kosher-for-passover-food-available-orthodox-union-kosher-certifier-says • The Zionist Congress election and the truth about American Jewry https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-zionist-congress-election-and-the-truth-about-american-jewry/ • Orthodox Jewish leaders unite against the coronavirus https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/orthodox-jewish-leaders-unite-coronavirus-69716297 • Orthodox lists, backers of Israeli settlement funding, surge in World Zionist Congress elections amid record US turnout https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/orthodox-lists-backers-of-israeli-settlement-funding-surge-in-world-zionist-congress-elections-amid-record-us-turnout • Shift in power in WZO ...

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• WZC election results https://azm.org/elections/results • The Bialystoker Synagogue–Rabbi Zvi Romm’s Haggadah http://bialystoker.org/haggadah.htm • 6 major Orthodox groups issue collective call for observance of social distancing rules – Jewish Telegraphic Agency https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/6-major-orthodox-groups-issue-collective-call-for-observance-of-social-distancing-rules • As virus hits tight-knit Haredi communities, rabbis among first to fall ill https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-virus-hits-tight-knit-haredi-communities-rabbis-among-first-to-fall-ill/ • Saying Kaddish from balconies and fasting: The Haredi response to coronavirus https://www.timesofisrael.com/saying-kaddish-from-balconies-and-fasting-the-haredi-response-to-coronavirus/ • ...

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Too many articles, all saying the same thing: • Shuls and schools have shut down, some taking a few days longer than others • People are infected. More to come. Nobody knows when this will end. • Stay home, don’t congregate, engage in social distancing, wash your hands • Lots of Torah classes online. Check with your schools and shuls ...

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• PODCAST: R. Hershel Schachter on Hilkhot Covid-19 https://traditiononline.org/hershel-schachter-on-hilkhot-covid-19/ • Jewish Mourning Rituals Up-ended By Coronavirus https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/mourning-rituals-are-up-ended-by-life-saving-practices/ • Services suspended at all 120 shuls under chief rabbi’s auspices https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/united-synagogue-suspends-all-services-due-to-coronavirus/ • Religious Parents Are Remarkably Similar, Even When They Belong to Different Religions https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/march/christian-smith-religious-parenting-transmit-faith-values.html

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• ‘We Are at a Tipping Point’: An Interview with Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt https://hamodia.com/2020/03/15/tipping-point-interview-rabbi-dr-aaron-e-glatt/ • Spring 2020 – Jewish Action https://jewishaction.com/current-issue/ • Haredi Orthodox yeshivas remain open in Israel, gathering in classes of 10 students https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/haredi-orthodox-yeshivas-remain-open-in-israel-gathering-in-classes-of-10-students

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Texts: Russian Student in Berlin

Rav Azriel Hildesheimer wrote this 1880 response to Wolf Kaminka, a businessman in Berditchev whose 14 year old son Aharon had been rejected from the Berlin seminary because Rav Hildesheimer thought that someone from that background would get lost in Berlin and because of financial matters. Some scholars, on behalf of the the father although perhaps without his knowledge, sent ...

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• Preparing for the ‘worst-case scenario’: Jewish aid groups scramble amid the coronavirus outbreak https://www.jta.org/2020/03/11/united-states/preparing-for-the-worst-case-scenario-jewish-aid-groups-scramble-amid-the-coronavirus-outbreak • Jewish organizations, schools, communities institute action, even close due to coronavirus https://www.jns.org/jewish-organizations-schools-communities-institute-action-even-close-due-to-coronavirus/ • In Israel and US, many refuse to let virus infect their Purim partying https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-israel-and-us-many-refuse-to-let-virus-infect-their-purim-partying/ • Kosel to Comply with Crowd Restrictions https://hamodia.com/2020/03/11/kosel-comply-crowd-restrictions/ • Coronavirus: Rabbi Kanievsky’s home closed to the public ...

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• R D Feldman – The “Virtual Minyan” https://traditiononline.org/the-virtual-minyan/ • Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/march/spiritual-abuse-definition-uk-churches-timmis-fletcher-ccpa.html • Europe’s last great yeshiva town finds itself at a crossroads https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/.premium-europe-s-last-great-yeshiva-town-finds-itself-at-a-crossroads-1.8660358

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