Yom Kippur service has been discontinued due to pandemic


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Mom and dad, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters make up the Rabilevi Glucokin running list. More than 1,000 deceased souls gather at Yom Kippur’s memorial service for his loved ones.

But this year, in yet another tradition that was truncated during the coronavirus pandemic, nearly one-third of the holiday worshipers stayed at home on Jewish Atonement Day, praying without a congregation, and to the rabbi. Expected to rely on and read away from each loved one’s name from the preaching platform.

For those in direct attendance whose occupancy is limited to limit the spread of the virus, Rabbi’s sermon focuses on months of lockdown and isolation between social distance and zoom video conferencing- What has changed and what is timeless.

“Yizkor’s idea is that spirits are never zoomed out. They are always zoomed in with us,” Gurkov said. Oceanside Chabad Founded 20 years ago, he directly presides over Yom Kippur’s abbreviated service, not Zoom, and plans to resume it in the morning from Sunday sunset to the next sunset. “They are always off the screen, guaranteeing us and giving us the power to overcome everything we need to overcome.”

For Yom Kippur, about 26 hours long and the busiest day of attending the synagogue, the Jewish priests tweaked the rituals and logistics of the most solemn days of the Hebrew calendar.

For the most watchful Jews, like Glucov’s Chabad, electronics are strictly banned, so there is only face-to-face service. But the less rigorous congregation Confession of “Al Chet” sin, Izcall Memorial Service And the last blow of Shofar.

To Port Washington Temple Beth IsraelRabbi Michael Mishkin and his congregation Canter are to live stream the service from within an empty sanctuary.

Worshipers will be set up with a huge TV screen, and after the pandemic, they will be able to join the sanctuary and hear readings from the honor and the law called Aria.

“We have readings for e-aliyah and e-Torah,” he said.

But even if electronic participation is invited Holidays with roots over 3,000 years The Israelites sinned by leaving Egypt and worshiping the golden calf, but until after God forgave them, Long Island and congregations around the world continued their service to avoid sin in the 21st century. Had to be strengthened. Zoom bombing According to Rabbi Joel Levenson, chairman of Rabbi’s Long Island Board, it is usually a destructive and unwanted intrusion by internet pranks, trolls and hackers.

One solution is to ask for a password and not post it online for misuse by anyone on the internet. Therefore, the solemn ritual is not interrupted.

For the first time since Jack Michel’s mother Lena died in 1996, he did not attend Yizkor’s worship service directly, nor did his wife Debbie, who began attending after his father Stuart Stone died in 2007. ..

On Monday, a couple of 58 Port Washingtons will effectively read aloud their prayers via the service live streaming of Temple Beth Israel via Jack’s home PC.

Mourning in the same room as others provides comfort and power unmatched by digitized rituals, and of his wife for his father, Avner, and mother Irene, who died in 2015. Mishan, who prays for, said he died in 2016.

“It won’t be the same,” he said. “It doesn’t have the same powerful meaning.”

The truncated holiday ritual extends beyond the synagogue to a tradition.

Just as the number of people who gather directly to worship is reduced, restaurants that usually rely on pre-holiday and post-holiday businesses say that they eat less and eat less before and after fasting. Expected.

by 2013 Report from Pew Research CenterAbout 53% of American Jews report fasting at Yom Kippur for the entire day (40%) or at least a portion (13%).

Gilah Salzano, Vice President of Deli Chain IHaving served meals for 48 years before fasting, customers are refraining from ordering this year as rain can ruin outdoor celebrations and infect guests with the virus.

According to her, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays are down 40% at all stores and 20% at three on Long Island, with customers waiting until the last moment of ordering.

“Because of this pandemic, no one has sniffle,” she said.

To Bagel Boss HicksvilleSince 1975, we’ve been serving breakfast that can be eaten after sunset on Yom Kippur’s day, but orders were 30% or 40% of the usual, says manager Paul Scarione as of Friday. Instead of a gathering to order a large plate of 12 or 18 people — a large plate of 12 people costs $ 379, a new star, fillet white fish, grilled kipple, salmon, cream cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, tuna, egg salad, herring Includes empty bread and cake-bagels, tuna, and egg salad alone, for 5 to 6 people, sometimes cost as much as $ 50, he said.

“Uncle Bob doesn’t come, so they just get what they eat,” he said.

This is due to uncertainties in store inventory, especially fish orders, as it is unclear how many customers have ordered by the last minute or not at all.

“People are waiting because they don’t know what to do,” he said. “They don’t know if their family will come.”


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