Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, will be observed in different ways because of the coronavirus, with online services replacing overflowing synagogues and pages of tips for celebrating with immediate family at home instead of large social events.
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Services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, are often ticketed with overflow services in additional rooms. But this year, Covid19 restrictions are changing rituals and ending social gatherings.
Rehman Chishti, Freedom of Religion envoy, resigns over government bill allowing UK to break international law; Israel lockdown affects three major festivals; Trussell Trust warns of increasing hunger in UK.
Yaakov Litzman, an ultra-orthodox minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has resigned after Israel announced plans to reimpose a nationwide lockdown to coincide with Jewish New Year.
Four women of faith – Jewish Christian, Muslim and Hindu – explain how they carried the load during the pandemic, with extra caring duties, home schooling, job losses and rising cases of domestic abuse. Campaigners want their voice to be heard.
A Community Security Trust report says there was an ‘explosion of antisemitic discourses’ online during the lockdown, linking Jews and the pandemic.