The Haredi parties' complain that while the Health Ministry's regulations are leaving large sectors of the public open, synagogues are forced to operate in a limited way.
“This has nothing to do with politics or anti-Semitism,” and we reject any claims which try to present it as such.”
“In a problematic situation, when it is possible to be so critical, it is important to find the good, to connect with it, to love it, to increase it and then let it grow and look at reality,” Fraenkel said.
The Center for European Rabbis announced the campaign in memory of their friend Rabbi Benjamin Wolff, rabbi of Hanover, Germany, who died of complications COVID-19.
The public is being asked to please continue prayers for the complete recovery of Rabbi Zvi Elimelech ben Chaya Nechama.
This week's unprecedented heat wave, with temperatures rising to 114 degrees Fahrenheit even along the shore, hasn't helped things.
Under the Ayatollahs and the terrorist movements they have spawned, in recent years there have been annual anti-Semitic protests at the holy site."
The device could be a game-changer in the next step towards reopening shuls on Shabbat.
“We will need to consider which activities to run, who can attend and what the maximum number will be,” said Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. “Events such as Kiddushim may not be possible for some time.”
According to data analytics, more than 40,000 Jewish people of all ages gathered online for this inspiring event.
Fifty participants celebrate with the Rebbe of Boyan as he lights the bonfire on Mount Meron; musicians and singers provide music for dancing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus task force, advised incremental steps in re-establishing in-person prayer.
While some rabbis have banned the porch minyan on various grounds, week upon week of staying home has started to wear people down, and the phenomenon has increased.
I am not familiar, and neither is my rabbi, with a Jewish view that says an older person is deserving of a lesser medical or other attention than a younger person based on their age difference alone.
Orthodox Rabbi Kenneth Brander, the dean of the Israel’s Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, said while cremation is normally considered a “desecration” in Judaism, if it helps save a life during this time it would be “a mitzvah that the deceased is doing posthumously.”
The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.
The Israeli government tasked Colel Chabad with providing Passover food security for 30,000 households affected by the Coronavirus economic crisis.
A clause was included in a Parliamentary bill, allowing for families of the deceased to oppose cremation out of religious reasons.
It’s not yet clear how officials will handle the issue of closure with the Islamic prayer times at the site.
Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.
“According to Rabbi Yehoshua, the world was created in Nissan, so Wednesday would be Erev Rosh Hashana, a time for extra prayer.”
There has been a shift towards the right and Orthodox Jewry that requires a new understanding of who really represents "American Jews."
OMG, Yehuda Glick, you just made history!
Tonight at candle lighting time, Jews in Israel and around the world will go out to their gardens, porches, and windows to sing Lecha Dodi and Shalom Aleichem together.
Rabbi Riskin also ruled that someone who has been tested for Coronavirus must leave their phone on during Shabbat in case they get the results back.
The new guidelines determine that “before being buried, the body must be enclosed in a double wrap of impermeable plastic bags, and only then be brought to burial."
"Contrary to the usual practice of letting the sandak be the family's eldest or a beloved elderly man, now the sandak must be a man under fifty."
The decision came after consultation with Israel's Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.
"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."
"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.