Lee B. Kass is adjunct professor of botany and genetics at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Kass conducts research in history of science and plant biodiversity and co-teaches a graduate Genetics Seminar at WVU. She is an active member of Tree of Life Congregation in Morgantown, WV, participating from afar in services and other events offered remotely by Rabbi Joe Hample since mid-March 2020.
For the first time this year, High Holidays will be conducted remotely for our community – but it will show us that we can, as Rabbi John Rosove taught, truly “overcome the past for the sake of a better future.”
As we consider our preparations for the Days of Awe, let us be thankful that science has permitted us to understand how plagues are spread and seek out knowledgeable guidance from those who can protect us in 2020.