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 »

Teshuvah Outside of Communal Prayer

Posted on September 1, 2020

Approved on September 1, 2020 by a vote of 13-0-0. Voting in favor: Rabbis Jaymee Alpert,Pamela Barmash, David Booth, Suzanne Brody, Nate Crane, Elliot Dorff, David Hoffman,Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Jan Kaufman, Amy Levin, Micah Peltz, Avram Reisner, RobertScheinberg, and Deborah Silver. Voting against: none. Abstaining: none.1 She’eilah (Question) Our communal davenning on Yom Kippur includes liturgy Continue Reading »