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• Orthodox Jews are donating plasma by the thousands to fight Covid-19 https://forward.com/news/national/444562/coronavirus-convalescent-plasma-orthodox-jews-hasidic/https://www.jta.org/2020/04/21/health/jewish-burial-societies-face-difficult-choices-as-deaths-from-coronavirus-mount • R A Gordimer – Reacting to the Coronavirus Mageifoh https://nypost.com/2020/04/21/cemetery-races-to-keep-up-as-new-york-virus-deaths-mount/ • Temporary Coronavirus Outpatient Facility Opens in Yeshivah Sh’or Yoshuv https://www.koshertoday.com/kosher-world-loses-many-notables-due-to-covid-19/ • Religious leaders in Jerusalem recite joint prayer composed for the coronavirus https://riverreporter.com/stories/separating-fact-from-fiction-what-does-jewish-law-say,37076

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• Jewish burial societies face difficult choices as deaths from coronavirus mount https://www.jta.org/2020/04/21/health/jewish-burial-societies-face-difficult-choices-as-deaths-from-coronavirus-mount • Staten Island cemetery races to keep up as coronavirus deaths mount https://nypost.com/2020/04/21/cemetery-races-to-keep-up-as-new-york-virus-deaths-mount/ • Kosher World Loses Many Notables due to COVID-19 https://www.koshertoday.com/kosher-world-loses-many-notables-due-to-covid-19/ • The ailing simcha industry – My Tale of Complete COVID-19 Devastation of the Simcha Industry https://vosizneias.com/2020/04/21/op-ed-the-current-destruction-of-the-simcha-market/ • L Zierler – Separating fact from ...

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• New York City ‘Grab and Go’ Meals Now Have Kosher Locations https://hamodia.com/2020/04/20/new-york-city-grab-go-meals-now-include-kosher-option/ • J Weiner – Toward a coronavirus vaccine: Jewish ethical questions https://www.jns.org/opinion/toward-a-coronavirus-vaccine-jewish-ethical-questions/ • With services online, many synagogues are seeing greater attendance — at least for now https://www.jta.org/2020/04/20/lifestyle/with-services-online-many-synagogues-are-seeing-greater-attendance-at-least-for-now

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• HEARTBREAKING: Rivers of Tears as More Than 1000 Aveilim Sitting Shiva Post-Pesach https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/featured/1850808/heartbreaking-rivers-of-tears-as-more-than-1000-aveilim-sitting-shiva-post-pesach.html • Opening churches, stores a priority for Americans, poll says https://www.christianpost.com/news/opening-churches-stores-a-priority-for-americans-poll-says.html • Orthodox Weddings to Resume in New Jersey: Rabbi Aaron Kotler https://www.tapinto.net/articles/orthodox-weddings-to-resume-in-new-jersey-rabbi-aaron-kotler-6 • NO MINYANIM – NO CHNAGES: Psak Of Passaic Rabbonim & Rosh Yeshiva Hagaon HaRav Meir Stern https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/featured/1850691/no-minyanim-no-chnages-psak-of-passaic-rabbonim-rosh-yeshiva-hagaon-harav-meir-stern.html • At isolation hotels, COVID-carrying ...

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• Revising previous guidance, Orthodox groups say no shared Passover seders should take place https://www.jta.org/2020/04/06/lifestyle/revising-previous-guidance-orthodox-groups-say-no-shared-passover-seders-should-take-place • A Shafran – The media’s obsession with haredi wrongdoing exposes its bigotry https://forward.com/opinion/443321/the-medias-obsession-with-haredi-wrongdoing-exposes-its-bigotry/ • YUConnects Is Still Connecting http://jewishlinknj.com/features/37349-yuconnects-is-still-connecting • For pikuach nefesh purposes only – Watch: Rav Dovid Cohen’s Groundbreaking Psak and Amudim Support Line https://matzav.com/watch-rav-dovid-cohens-groundbreaking-psak-and-amudim-support-line/ • A tribute to Neal Kozodoy – ...

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I am scheduled to make a siyum on Pesachim, Wednesday morning at 8am EDT. YouTube Live https://youtu.be/UAATfcqglU0 • M Soloveichik – Exploring the Political Significance of the Seder Liturgy https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2020/04/exploring-the-political-significance-of-the-seder-liturgy/ • A Fagin and M Hauer – Why this Pesach will be different from all others https://www.jns.org/opinion/why-this-pesach-will-be-different-from-all-others/ • E Kratz – Living a plague https://www.jns.org/opinion/living-a-plague/ • H Lebovits – COVID-19 ...

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• COVID-19 and the Mikvah: Recommended Protocols – Orthodox Union https://www.ou.org/covid-19-and-the-mikvah-recommended-protocols/ • Dr. Deena Zimmerman – The Facts about Public Health and Mikveh Use during Corona-virus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJNdi_kHGZ8 • YUTorah Online – Pesach To-Go https://www.yutorah.org/togo/pesach/ • Pesach edition of Hamizrachi – https://rza.org/hamizrachipesach/ • I’m an ultra-Orthodox rabbi. We are not criminals. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/im-an-ultra-orthodox-rabbi-we-are-not-criminals/ • Empire Kosher closes chicken processing plant for 2 ...

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• E Reichman – From Cholera to Coronavirus: Recurring Pandemics, Recurring Rabbinic Responses https://traditiononline.org/from-cholera-to-coronavirus-recurring-pandemics-recurring-rabbinic-responses/ • Very important. Hatzoloh saved a lot of lives with this maneuver – Orthodox EMS’ ventilator transfer solves hospital’s conflict with Jewish patients — for now https://forward.com/news/442940/maimonides-medical-center-boro-park-protest-ventilators-nurses-coronavirus/ • 6 Jewish coronavirus initiatives you can support from home https://www.timesofisrael.com/6-jewish-coronavirus-initiatives-you-can-support-from-home/ • Coronavirus in Lakewood: Takeaways from APP’s chat ...

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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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