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Jerusalem Controversy

Jerusalem Controversy

Saying ‘I Do’ From a Social Distance

Helen Crowley (right) didn’t get her wedding dress fitted in time for her Zoom wedding to Paul Jacobs. So she improvised. Courtesy of Emma Ryan Traditional weddings are unsafe if not banned in much of the world due to Covid-19. But that doesn’t mean couples are canceling the dancing or…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
Jerusalem Controversy

Israel imposes near-lockdown to contain virus

A health minist­ry direct­ive orders people to stay at home unless going out to buy food or medici­ne A woman at Jerusalem's nearly deserted Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, after Israel has imposed some of the world's tightest restrictions to contain the new coronavirus. PHOTO: AFP JERUSALEM: Israel on Tuesday barred…
bubmag
March 17, 2020
Jerusalem Controversy

Chief rabbis call off large prayer gatherings at Western Wall

Israel’s chief rabbis, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, issued religious edicts on Thursday instructing observant Jews to obey health officials’ instructions to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. “No halachic instruction exists that would overrule the instructions of the Health Ministry,” wrote Yosef, the Sephardi chief rabbi. “The halachic…
bubmag
March 12, 2020