Covid Update: May 22

Below is an update on the Covid situation from Rav Dr. Aaron Glatt, RAA/Igud’s Director of Halacha and Medicine Commision, dated May 22, 2020 (the situation changes day to day).

COVID-19 UPDATE: May 22nd [...Click headline above for more...] 

COVID-19 Update May 15, 2020

Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Director of RAA/Igud Halacha and Medicine Commision

With last week’s release of both the OU/RCA and Agudah guidelines, there has been much debate within the local and national Jewish world about what will now happen. Practically, not much has really changed as the official state statute still prohibits religious gatherings: [...Click headline above for more...] 

Two Statements on Coronavirus

Statement by Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Director of Medical Halacha Commission Rabbinical Alliance of America Statement on Coronavirus & COVID-19

While the new novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused illness that has been widely covered in the news media, and the number of cases worldwide has grown substantially with 80,000+ confirmed cases worldwide in about 40 countries, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State or the New York metropolitan region. However, with the first case of unclear transmission in the US just described in California, we wanted to update our shul goers. [...Click headline above for more...] 

Resource for Healthcare Chaplains

Rav Yehuda (Leonard) Blank MS, BCC and Rav Doniel Kramer invite healthcare chaplains to join a listserve where colleagues share articles of interest and information about symposia, and have an opportunity to ask questions to the entire listserv for their professional feedback. This listserv is exclusively for Orthodox Jewish Chaplains functioning in healthcare facilities. [...Click headline above for more...]