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.