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After a ten-month battle with COVID-19, Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, has died at 39. The father of six and husband to musician and therapist Sarah Dukes inspired thousands of people to pray, learn Torah and do mitzvos in his merit over the course of his illness, which was mostly spent […]
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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 […]
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Just days after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the former Ashkenazi chief rabbi. Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, 83, has tested positive for Covid-19. Because there is a delay in showing a positive result in testing, it is thought that the Rav may have contracted it from his […]
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It’s a yeshiva break like no other. With the second wave of Covid now affecting most communities in full-force, many people are facing quarantine or lockdown during a time that they would usually be traveling with their families. If you all are (hopefully!) healthy and the local quarantine mandates in […]
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When Covid brought his video business to a standstill last spring, Orthodox Jewish cinematographer Elie Gabor tapped into his inner-Yosef (Joseph). As in, “The Yosef,” the one we’re currently reading about in the weekly parsha. “All of a sudden, all my shoots started dropping like flies,” Elie recalls. For the […]
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While the Orthodox Union and some Modern Orthodox rabbis announced their support of taking the Covid-19 vaccine when the shot first became available last week, there have been misunderstandings about its endorsement in the Haredi community. However, the news now shows that in line with the mitzvah to guard one’s […]
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While the Orthodox Union and some Modern Orthodox rabbis announced their support of taking the Covid-19 vaccine when the shot first became available last week, there have been misunderstandings about its endorsement in the Haredi community. However, the news now shows that in line with the mitzvah to guard one’s […]
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While the Orthodox Union and some Modern Orthodox rabbis announced their support of taking the Covid-19 vaccine when the shot first became available last week, there have been misunderstandings about its endorsement in the Haredi community. However, the news now shows that in line with the mitzvah to guard one’s […]
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The first Emergency department nurse to treat a Covid patient at NYU Langone Long Island was also one of the first to get the vaccine: Orthodox Jewish wife, mother and RN, Rachel Travis. Growing up in a religious home in Far Rockaway, Travis received “a great education. [Yeshiva] was a […]
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Growing up in a religious home in Far Rockaway, Rachel Travis received “a great education. [Yeshiva] was a great primer for morality, for ethics, for what it means to be a bastion in the universe and always remember my faith.” Travis worked in finance and then ultimately got a degree […]
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