How Are Orthodox Jews Observing the High Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

17 Sep 2020

As the coronavirus continues to make its presence felt, Jewish faith communities across the U.S. are faced with the problem of how to celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which are generally times of greater synagogue attendance, and still protect those who choose to observe the holy days.

For the Jewish people, the High Holidays are a time of penitence. The period begins on September 18 with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The day is often heralded by the blowing of a horn called the shofar, historically created out of the horn of a kosher animal such as a ram.

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