Many Jews played roles in the civil-rights struggles of the past, and we need to find ways to play meaningful roles in them now.
During the coronavirus pandemic, synagogues race to reinvent themselves
My son, 9, and daughter, 8, agreed to wear gloves, to keep a distance from other pickers, and to comply if I ordered everyone back in the car.
“I need you to keep davening, keep doing mitzvahs,” he said. “Make sure that people’s lives are saved and all the needs that they have should be met.”
“We walked right in this morning and did our duty,” said Rabbi Richard Polirer, 69, who is semi-retired.
The Shul’s rabbi, Sholom Dov Ber Lipskar, 70, has the highly contagious COVID-19.
“He was the best mayor that New York City has ever had, without a doubt,” said one transplant.
“They see Trump policy as putting Americans on God’s side because these are God’s chosen people.”
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the author of several best-selling books about Judaism, said he’d never endorsed a candidate in such a way before.
When I told police I wanted to press charges, they laughed. “It doesn’t work like that here. His parents say he’ll take his medicine, so that’s it.”