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In the new COVID world, how did the holidays go?

synagogues struggled well in advance of the High Holidays, with some racing right down to the wire, to develop meaningful Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services amid...

COVID and depression

mid-July, 53% of Americans reported feelings of depression and-or anxiety directly related to COVID-19, according to a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation....

Rabbi Chaitovsky covers terrain of High Holidays

Yaakov Chaitovsky of BMH-BJ says that chesbon hanefesh (accounting of the soul), the introspective, preparatory process leading up to the High Holidays, might actually...

Synagogues prepare for unusual High Holidays

that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are around the virus-embedded corner, synagogues prepare to welcome 5781 in ways undreamt of in modern Jewish experience. This High...

Reopening schools amidst a pandemic

well-worn phrase “back to school” — an inescapable part of our late summer ritual — might not be totally accurate in this strange year of 2020. In a week or two,...

What — still COVID?

Perhaps more stressful than the COVID shutdown of virtually every institution and many businesses, and the de facto house arrest of millions, is figuring out what the...

COVID consequences: delay, denial

 sudden pain grabs your chest. Your arm goes numb. Although you know these are potential warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, you attribute the red flags to...

Sports angst in a pandemic

the summer simmers on, and the coronavirus pandemic only grows worse in the US, the wide world of sports is suddenly not looking so wide. Fans of major sports are facing...

Welcome back to shul — with new rules

The past month or so has seen some Denver-area synagogues slowly reopening for limited daily and Shabbat services. The services don’t look like they did before the...

Emotional fallout

Since March of this year, we have been forced to reassess and restructure how we think about and interact with the world. From empty calendars and stockpiled closets to...