Life After Covid

It is increasingly apparent that the pandemic is not a passing phase but portends a new and yet unknown reality. In our cover story, we asked rabbis and educators to reflect on how Covid has not only impacted our past and present but how it will impact our future. What will the new reality be like once the pandemic is over? What will our shuls look like? What will dating and shidduchim be like going forward? How can we, as Rabbi Zvi Engel asks in this issue, “return to normal . . .but with a renewed sense of purpose and spiritual energy”?

These are some of the questions our contributors ponder in the pages ahead.

Re-Imagining Tefillah
Perspectives on Tefillah
My Ideal Shul By David Olivestone
The Power of Tefillah By Chaim Aryeh Z. Ginzberg

Re-Imagining Halachah
Speaking with Rav Hershel Schachter By Shaul Robinson
Halachah during a Pandemic
A New Post-Coronavirus Era of Halachah? By Gil Student

Re-Imagining Dating
Finding a Zivug on Zoom By Merri Ukraincik
A New Way to Date? As told to Rachel Schwartzberg
Zoom Dating: Anecdotes

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This article was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of Jewish Action.
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