What Hath COVID Wrought? Rabbi, Reverend and Imam on Coping; Amid Anti-Semitism, a Demonstration of Unity; Supreme Court Cases to Watch; Are Young Jews and Older Jews Alike? Justice Department Says It Can Defend Religious Civil Rights Exemption
What Hath COVID Wrought? Rabbi, Reverend and Imam on Coping
“ … COVID in our presence has been a time to really reflect upon my own mortality and the fact that we have to seize life as it stands in front of us. And that’s what these last few months have been like for me.” – Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, who leads the Modern Orthodox congregation at Ohev Sholom; The National Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
Amid Anti-Semitism, a Demonstration of Unity
A Unite for Israel Parade, in Teaneck, N.J., drew some 5,000 participants in a demonstration of unity amid a recent rise of antisemitism around the world. “Our message is remarkably simple and positive,” said Yehuda Kohn, an event organizer. “We support Israel.”
Supreme Court Cases to Watch
“The toughest cases are those that pit one right against another, and Fulton is precisely such a case. There will be discrimination against someone when the case is decided. Some of the questions raised in oral arguments focused on whether the state’s interest in preventing discrimination against same-sex couples was akin to its interest in preventing discrimination against couples based on race.”
Are Young Jews and Older Jews Alike?
Justice Department Says It Can Defend Religious Civil Rights Exemption