Personal Prayer vs. Communal Prayer

By Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen Last summer, my family and I traveled to the Poconos for a vacation. For logistical reasons, we planned to spend Shabbos by ourselves and without...

3 Orthodox Jews Sue Over Restrictions on NYC Houses of Worship

(JTA) — Three Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn and two Catholic priests are suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York officials over continued restrictions on houses of...

We’ll Daven For You

  Welcome back to our tutorial, which we began last week, on how to start your own shul for real once all this is over. It takes more than a...

Rabbi Dr. Glatt Provides Update on COVID-19 Situation

Of course, no one needs to be told that yesterday May 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed religious gatherings of up to 10 people to take place in New York...

Halachic Musings: Zoom Minyan Revolution

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Never before in the annals of halachic history has there been such a need to plumb the depths of halachic nuances in light of new technology....

Chief Rabbi of Morocco’s Heartrending Call: ‘We Must Keep Our Children!

In a lecture broadcast to thousands of viewers worldwide, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto delivers dire warning of assimilation * Economic crisis instigated by coronavirus pandemic endangers hundreds of children in...

JLI to Explore History, Philosophy of Jewish Spiritual Worship

  Rabbi Zalman Wolowik of Chabad of the Five Towns will offer With All My Heart, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) examining the...

My Journey: Talking To Hashem

Recently a friend texted me, asking my advice. He told me he misses my columns, and what do you know? I miss writing them. A lot. My life in...

A Thought About Aleinu and Bentching

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss One of the most important prayers we say daily is Aleinu. It is so prestigious that we say it while standing. Its authorship is shared....

Tefillos For The Biale Rebbe

The entire Jewish people prays for the complete healing of the Rebbe of Biale, Bnei Brak, shlita. The Rebbe was hospitalized recently at the Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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