Archive: February 2021

Wearing Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and Other Measures to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on February 5, 2021

The CJLS has passed a new teshuvah, “Wearing Face Covering, Physical Distancing, and Other Measures to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic,” by Rabbis Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman, by a vote of 18-0-0. Rabbis Dorff and Grossman conclude that for the preservation of life and health, both individual Jews and Jewish institutions are obligated to practice all health Continue Reading »

Clergy and Shelihei Tzibbur

Posted on May 27, 2020

Prepared by Rabbi Pamela Barmash and Toby Schonfeld, Ph.D. Please note that this is not an official responsum of the CJLS. Read more: