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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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• 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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• Coronavirus outbreak forces American Jewish communities to reassess Purim festivities https://www.jns.org/coronavirus-outbreak-forces-jewish-communities-to-reevaluate-purim-festivities/ • N Lewin – The Justices Punt on Religious Liberty https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-justices-punt-on-religious-liberty-11583425039 • This spells trouble – Will civil courts be the salvation of chained Jewish women? https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/will-civil-courts-be-the-salvation-of-chained-jewish-women/ • Shibboleths and Sun Salutations: Should Religious Jews Practice Yoga? https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/arts-culture/2020/03/shibboleths-and-sun-salutations-should-religious-jews-practice-yoga/ • The Great Litvish-Chasidish Purim Divide http://mrlitvak.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-great-litvish-chasidish-purim-divide.html

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