COVID-19

Unetaneh Tokef in the Time of a Pandemic

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler
September 10, 2020
The Unetaneh Tokef has a long list of ways that people die, often violently, a way of shocking us into realizing our mortality. The original prayer, however, can be traumatizing. This version seeks a more empathetic approach to mortality.

High Holidays 2020/5781: Tools to Make Them Meaningful

Deborah Goldberg
August 31, 2020

As we approach the most unusual High Holidays in recent memory, ReformJudaism.org is here to help you find ways to observe, celebrate or commemorate the holiday season that work best for you. Here are some helpful tips.

1. Find streaming services.

2020

Prayer Litany for COVID-19

Rabbinic Pastor/Cantor Lisa L. Levine
Source of Blessing: Our lives are in turmoil our hearts heavy help us to cope with this modern plague we are worried for our families, we are concerned for our communities, our world is on the brink.

Blessing First Fruits in a Time of Plague

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Max Chaiken

August 26, 2020
I do not believe, as Torah describes, that God directly acts in our world, or that the COVID-19 plague is some kind of Divine message. But I do believe that in the face of disease, suffering, and evil, God weeps with us; and when we aspire to holiness regardless of our circumstance, God celebrates with us. And the more we keep these ideals in mind, the better we can build a world worthy of blessing.