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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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• Schools all over are learning through the process and adapting to find the best practices for them. Every stricture hurts students and teachers but every leniency hurts them also. Each school needs to find its own balance. – Jewish day schools open for the year with new safety precautions and plans for possible closures https://www.jta.org/2020/09/10/health/jewish-day-schools-open-for-the-year-with-new-safety-precautions-and-plans-for-possible-closures • European Rabbis Encouraged by EU ...

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• OU Chag at Home https://www.ou.org/chag/ • Dr. Jonathan Paley’s brief tutorial videos for Rosh Hashanah chazzanim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4_3_HsKTGxU-JX_441Vlg • R J Muskat – What’s Better on Rosh Hashanah: Shacharit with a Minyan or Musaf with Piyutim? https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/whats-better-on-rosh-hashanah-shacharit-with-a-minyan-or-musaf-with-piyutim/ • Mystery of ‘magnificent palace’ found in Jerusalem https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-54006773

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• Of course we should care about who rabbis think we should vote for https://forward.com/opinion/453977/of-course-we-should-care-about-who-rabbis-think-we-should-vote-for/ • Group of 100 Orthodox Jewish rabbis calls on Bezos to stop using SPLC to ID alleged hate groups https://www.foxnews.com/us/rabbis-jeff-bezos-splc-amazon-hate-groups • Virtual Jewish day school founded amid pandemic suspends operations due to low enrollment https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/virtual-jewish-day-school-founded-amid-pandemic-suspends-operations-due-to-low-enrollment • Not because the Jewish community has decided to reject the trait of gluttony – Lubinsky ...

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• This is self-inflicted and preventable. Why are rabbis being mesader kiddushin and saying berachos under the chupah at weddings where people don’t wear masks? – COVID positivity rates spike in Orthodox neighborhoods in New York City, with large weddings eyed as a culprit https://www.jta.org/2020/09/07/health/covid-positivity-rates-spike-in-orthodox-neighborhoods-in-new-york-city-with-large-weddings-eyed-as-a-culprit • Danish lawmakers to mull circumcision ban, sparking protest https://www.timesofisrael.com/danish-lawmakers-to-mull-circumcision-ban-sparking-protest/ • R H Leibowitz – Chizuk for Those ...

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• R D Stav – The power of humility and confidence as one https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-power-of-humility-and-confidence-as-one/ • Israeli scholar wins prize for recreating medieval Catalonian Jewish prayer book https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-scholar-wins-prize-for-recreating-medieval-catalonian-jewish-prayer-book/ • My date with history… and hope https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/my-date-with-history-and-hope/ • How an annual religious pilgrimage created a year-round Jewish community in Uman, Ukraine https://www.jta.org/2020/09/04/global/how-an-annual-religious-pilgrimage-created-a-year-round-jewish-community-in-uman-ukraine

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• Very impressive and courageous – YU Announces New LGBTQ Inclusivity Policies, Denies LGBTQ Club Formation https://yucommentator.org/2020/09/yu-announces-new-lgbtq-inclusivity-policies-denies-lgbtq-club-formation/ • M Hier – The hidden Zionists https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-hidden-zionists/ • Meet The Rabbi Who Gave The Invocation On Day 3 Of The Republican National Convention Last Week https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/interviews-and-profiles/meet-the-rabbi-who-gave-the-invocation-on-day-3-of-the-republican-national-convention-last-week/2020/09/03/

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