How Will Covid Affect Purim This Year?

Dear JITC- How will Covid affect Purim this year? Thank you, Rachel E. Dear Rachel E. – “I am no prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet….” – Amos 7:14 In other words, “How should I know?” Honestly, last Purim did any of us have any idea what Pesach would look like? Or […]

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London’s Haredi Jews Roll Up Their Sleeves to Fight COVID-19

While almost 117,000 people have died from COVID in the United Kingdom, its Haredi community has been especially hard-hit, with 64% of its population testing positive in contrast to England’s 16%. Therefore community leaders created a pop-up vaccination site to coincide with motzaei Shabbos, so that as evening services ended, people could line up in […]

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13-Year-Old Turns Bar Mitzvah Project Into a Special Needs Charity

What began as Asher Rosenfeld’s bar mitzvah project has turned into a charity boasting a big impact. Inspired by his coming-of-age and wanting to incorporate community service into his celebration, Rosenfeld decided to create an opportunity for special needs children. The New York 7th grader began a project called “Audibles with Asher,” in order for […]

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Here’s Why Most Kosher Restaurants in the U.S. Are Surviving Covid

Dani Klein, creator of Yeah That’s Kosher, discusses why most kosher restaurants are surviving the pandemic, unlike their non-kosher counterparts. Despite the fact that they are still struggling, many kosher restaurants have turned to delivering to different neighborhoods, constructing creative outdoor dining and pursuing politics in order to stay afloat. Customer campaigns have made a […]

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Should I Say a Blessing on the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Dear JITC- I never said a blessing on another vaccine. Why are people saying one now? Thanks, Rochie Dear Rochie- Thanks for your question. Before we discuss the possibility of reciting a bracha upon receiving the vaccination for COVID-19, I’d like to address some principles of brachos generally. The fact that we recite brachos is […]

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