Psokim regarding Yomim Noraim in the age of Corona
The upcoming Yomim Noraim raise many difficult halachic questions due to the pandemic and varying government regulations and medical advisory boards. We include below piskei halocho from HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a and HaGaon HaRishon LeTzion HaRav Yitzchak Yosef shlit”a, as well as tshuvos from Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon and medical-halachic perspectives from Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg. May our tfilos reach Shomayim and achieve a gzar din letov for Klal Yisroel and the entire world. [...Click headline above for more...]
HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss, through his Machon Minchas Asher, published a booklet of tshuvos about the Yomim Noraim in the age of Coronavirus.
* If, when and how to shorten the davening
* Covering the shofar
* Fasting on Yom Kippur with Coronavirus
* Taking a lulav with gloves
and more [...Click headline above for more...]
By Rabbi Yaakov Klass
Chairman, Presidium Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim
This year the world is facing a pandemic that for most of us alive today is unprecedented, Covid 19. It has affected all aspects of our lives for this unusually long period of time now going on six months. It has affected the health of many and caused disruptions in work and the schooling of our children. It has also left much of the economy in shambles. [...Click headline above for more...]
Rav Gil Student, Director of RAA/Igud’s Halacha Commission, published these comments in the recently published sixth issue of the journal Hamashbir, based on the Torah of Rav Ovadiah Yosef (available at Mizrahi Bookstore in Brooklyn). [...Click headline above for more...]
Igud HaRabbonim is proud to publish this booklet on Tisha B’Av in these difficult times, written by the respected Menahel of our bais din, HaRav Yaakov Shulman shlit”a.
Tisha B’Av in the Time of Corona Virus [...Click headline above for more...]
Igud HaRabbonim is proud to publish this booklet on the Nine Days, written by our respected dayan HaRav Yehoshua Grunwald shlit”a.
Summary of the Halachos of the Nine Days, including many ‘less commonly known’ halachos [...Click headline above for more...]